Mandal (Gujarat, India)

Type: City
Name: Mandal (Gujarat, India)
Country: India
Latitude: 23.299999
Longitude: 71.919998
population: 13,345
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

BJP's Muslim face Shahnawaz Hussain faces tough battle in Bhagalpur (Election Special)

Bhagalpur (Bihar), April 21Unlike the last elections, it will not be a easy fight for BJP 's lone Muslim MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, seeking to make a hat-trick from Bhagalpur, as his chances hang on the way his community as well as the Kurmis - the caste ... [Published ProKerala.com - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Senior leaders should show restraint in public: Murli Manohar Joshi

BJP veteran has vacated his Varanasi seat for the party's PM candidate Narendra Modi, and is locked in a close battle with Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal in Kanpur. The 80-year-old, one of the founder leaders of BJP, feels all elections are polarised, ... [Published Economic Times - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Mission OBC: Elevation of Narendra Modi signals a major shift in Sangh and BJP approach to backward castes

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi's anointment as Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee was a paradigm shift in the Sangh Parivar's own politics. For long dominated (some maintain it still is) by Brahmins drawn from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar ... [Published Economic Times - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Fishermen demand separate ministry

MANGALORE: The National Fish Worker's Forum has demanded creation of a separate ministry for fisheries and fishermen welfare. And the NFF is touring states during the poll season with the slogan Create separate Ministry - 'Save Fishers'. So far, NFF has ... [Published Times of India - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

SC notice to Centre on inclusion of Jats in OBC list

Observing that it was a serious issue, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to produce all the records relating to the notification to include Jat community in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) list for seven States to find out whether the ... [Published The Hindu - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

No party will win majority in Centre, says A K Antony

Foretelling that no party will win clear majority in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, Union Defence Minister A K Antony maintained that secular party will form the government in the Centre. He meanwhile said that the Left allies may support UPA, if they ... [Published Deccan Herald - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Between wave and reality, the shadow of figures

nil Trivedi, tall, with an unkempt grey beard, settles down over a cup of tea in my Indore hotel room, putting aside his AAP cap. His companion, Gaurav Chandak, a younger man, is an Indian Institute of Technology graduate and committed social worker. ... [Published The Sunday Guardian - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Elections 2014: Between Wave and Reality, the Shadow of Figures

By Saeed NaqviNew Delhi, March 28 (IANS): Anil Trivedi, tall, with an unkept grey beard, settles down over a cup of tea in my Indore hotel room, putting aside his AAP cap. His companion, Gaurav Chandak, a younger man, is an Indian Institute of Technology ... [Published Daijiworldcom - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Vote-bank politics has sunk UP

Every now and then we are told how important to the politics of the country Uttar Pradesh is. It sends the maximum number of MPs to the Lok Sabha. But how seriously do our politicans take the State’s development?The other day, an American journalist friend ... [Published New Delhi Pioneer - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Modi factor halts Mandalization of Muslims in Bihar?

GAYA: Has the Narendra Modi phenomenon halted the ongoing process of 'Muslim Mandalisation' in Bihar? Going by the thought process of a large section of Bihar Muslims, the answer appears to be in the affirmative.According to former MP Dr Ejaz Ali, communalism ... [Published Times of India - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

BJP’s social engineering

Amid LK Advani’s seat saga, all eyes are now on the Ahmedabad East seat, where seven-time MP Harin Pathak, an Advani loyalist, is awaiting his re-nomination, even as the party is undergoing a generational as well as caste-based power shift.The BJP has ... [Published Hindu Business Line - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Labourer offers to sell 2.5kg gold for Rs2 lakh, flees with money

Buy 2.5kg gold for Rs9 lakh! A labour contractor from Navi Mumbai found it hard and foolish to resist this 'lucrative' offer recently. The labour contractor is now wiser after being tricked. Two of the three persons who had made the offer are now behind ... [Published DNA India - Mar 18 2014]

Quotes

...in fray has come as a blessing in disguise for Hussain, said Dr Sambey, who stays in the heart of Bhagalpur town, near the railway station. "BJP and Shahnawaz are hoping for division of Muslim voters because battle is tough this time. Once BJP supporters, Mandal's castemen, locally known as Gangota - an extremely backward caste - who have strong presence here, are openly backing Mandal" he claimed
However, Hussain himself expresses confidence that the he will retain the seat with a bigger margin this time. "I am sure that the Modi factor will help me" he says
"In the 1990s too, when we talk about social engineering as conceived by K N Govindacharya (then general secretary of BJP and strategist) and the emergence of Kalyan Singh in UP and Uma Bharati in Madhya Pradesh as powerful Lodh leaders in the cow belt, it was on a mission mode, but remained unsuccessful because the party could not take it forward" said a senior BJP leader, privy to those events
"It is sad that in the last 65 years only once in 1996 a fisherman of Bihar was offered a post of Minister of State in the Central Government. Though many ministries were bifurcated and new ministries carved out, agriculture ministry has not bifurcated and has a separate Ministry for Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare" he rued

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