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Reuters BJP media in-charge of Kashi region Sanjay Bhardwaj said they had sought permission for Modi’s rally at Beniabagh ground and another at Jagatpur ground in Rohania He said the district administration is yet to give permission for Beniabagh ground rally The BJP say that the Samajwadi Party led Uttar Pradesh government is behind the delay Flaying the district administration BJP leader Arun Jaitley said “I don’t know who is interfering but the returning officer of this constituency is a threat to free and fair election“ “This is unprecedented and unheard of and the party will not take it lying down” he said when asked if the party would approach the Election Commission over it BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the Varanasi administration was obeying an “unwritten order” and there is an “undeclared understanding” between them and the ruling Samajwadi Party She said it was for the first time a candidate was denied permission to hold a rally in his own constituency Mr Modi is fighting election from the holy city which goes to the polls in the last phase of polls on May 12 “There is an undeclared understanding between SP and district administration How can the administration deny permission to a candidate to do it (rally) in his own constituency It is obeying an unwritten order” she told reporters She said though the venue was pre-booked the payment has not been made yet suggesting that it was just a pretext to deny permission for rally “It is absolutely unacceptable We are quite surprised” she said By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: February 23 2017 4:19 am The accused whose office is in Om Sai Complex on Sodawala lane in Borivli West is yet to be arrested Top News Police have registered a case of fraud against a man believed to be 45 years of age for allegedly cheating two farmers of at least Rs 2 lakh with the pretext of getting them loans from private banks The person who is believed to have cheated several people in a similar way used different names several victims claim The accused has not yet been identified “The accused promised his victims many of whom are farmers that he would get them their required bank loan He would then charge them ten per cent of the processing fee and then flee with the money” said an officer from Borivli police station where a case has been registered against the accused Some of the farmers who fell victim to the scheme are from Nashik as well the officer said More people claiming to have been cheated by the accused are turning up at the police and lodging complaints The accused whose office is in Om Sai Complex on Sodawala lane in Borivli West is yet to be arrested A case under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) has been registered For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: May 30 2016 12:15 am Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Related News The Indian Air Force has only 33 fighter squadrons while it needs 45 to counter “a two-front collusive threat” The navy has only 14 submarines half the number it wants The army doesn’t have equipment for the new strike corps being raised on the China border These are not problems created during the last two years since this government came to power The BJP-led government inherited most of these problems in the defence ministry from the UPA regime and promised to fix them A lot of effort has been put in by the defence minister Manohar Parrikar since he took charge in November 2014 but the results on the ground have not lived up to the billing The new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was meant to be a radical departure from the earlier versions which would promote “Make in India” in the defence sector and make India a major defence exporter in the near future This meant that India would move away from being one of the world’s biggest defence importers to an indigenous developer and producer of defence platforms While Parrikar’s intentions cannot be faulted the reality is that the new DPP is still not out in its entirety A major chapter on the strategic partnership model is still pending as are the details on other new models that have been proposed Both foreign and domestic defence manufacturers are thus awaiting clarity on the business models they need to build for the future Parrikar has followed up on the Dhirendra Singh Committee report on defence procurement by forming two more expert committees One of them headed by Vivek Rae has been tasked to reform the organisation system and process of acquisition in the ministry Its recommendations will be an important step towards fixing the fundamental problems of defence procurement but will cause a major upheaval in the ministry which needs to be managed smartly Another committee headed by Lt General (retd) DB Shekatkar has been tasked with improving the teeth-to-tail ratio of the defence services This is again a long-pending step which can help the defence ministry by rationalising expenditure As the finance ministry has focused on reducing the fiscal deficit the budget for defence acquisition has also come under pressure By reducing wastage and streamlining the process Parrikar can overcome the challenge of resources and delayed acquisition But these steps must show quick results The defence services cannot afford to wait for long For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe one thing a reader can almost always expect from The Economist an exemplar of journalism is a sharp unsentimental argument whatever the issue After all the newspaper (it doesn’t call itself a magazine) was founded “to take part in a severe contest between intelligence which presses forward and an unworthy timid ignorance obstructing our progress” Unfortunately its article “Can anyone stop Narendra Modi” fails to meet those high standards And that is not because the venerable publication has refused to endorse Narendra Modi for the country’s top job – it is perfectly reasonable to hold that view It is because the arguments used to deem Modi unfit and at the same time deem Rahul Gandhi fit are based on political correctness and sentimentality sans the necessary rigour Has The Economist wrongly criticised Modi PTI According to The Economist Modi is fundamentally a man who fuels “sectarian hatred” and is therefore unsuited to govern a “fissile” country like India The Gujarat riots of 2002 are presented as the main piece of evidence to support the sectarian argument Of course the riots that happened under Modi’s watch are a blot on his record but did Modi abet them The Economist doesn’t buy the clean chit of the Supreme Court’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) because it says the evidence was either “lost” or “wilfully destroyed” Those are serious accusations and The Economist hasn’t presented evidence to back this claim Its portrayal of the riots as an exercise in revenge for the massacre of 59 Hindu pilgrims (on a train in Godhra) is only half-accurate Several hundred Hindus along with several hundred Muslims died in the rioting that followed The law and order machinery failed both communities It is important to note that at the time of the riots in February 2002 Modi was in office for only six months in his first stint in an executive office He was hardly the experienced decisive and ‘authoritarian’ Modi who had won three elections and who had measure of the extremist elements (like VHP and Bajrang Dal) associated with the BJP Is it not possible that Modi failed to contain the riots because he simply lacked the administrative competence Of course administrative incompetence would not be a reason to endorse Modi but it would permit the possibility of the reinvention of the Gujarat Chief Minister The Economist doesn’t believe he can reinvent himself because it insists he is sectarian For evidence beyond 2002 it cites Modi’s role in organising marches to Ayodhya in 1990 and linking that with the demolition of the Babri Masjid two years later and the rioting that followed It’s a bit extreme to blame Modi for all of that Perhaps The Economist should instead declare the BJP unfit for office given the role of its leaders in the 1992 demolition and given its links with the RSS Why only single out Modi for his alleged Hindu nationalism by arguing that the BJP should look for an alternative candidate for PM when a coalition is stitched up post 16 May The Economist’s corollary argument that India is a “fissile” country where Hindu-Muslim discord is just waiting to explode is also a caricature of reality Gujarat has been peaceful for 12 years after 2002 the longest period of communal peace in that state’s turbulent history No riots broke out after the despicable events of 26/11 And when riots did break out in Muzaffarnagar last year they were incited by the “secular” Samajwadi Party a partner of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre There is little recognition that India has moved on from being the frequently riot-prone country of the four decades after independence (mostly under Congress rule) After liberalisation people are looking at aspiration not historical grievance Incredibly the Congress’s own chequered record on communalism plus corruption and misgovernance of the last decade are still not reasons enough for The Economist to stop short of endorsing the Congress and its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi to lead India’s next Government That according to The Economist is the less “disturbing” choice for India As if the only “disturbance” India needs to worry about is what happened in Gujarat in 2002 What of the daily disturbance and misery of the lives of the illiterate and poor who The Economist proudly states will vote alongside millionaires in the world’s largest democratic exercise For them the failure of the Congress and UPA to deliver growth and public services and to “steal” money from the public exchequer is a matter of life and death As is the government’s inability to control inflation The effects of mis-governance on the poor and deprived are secular – they hit all communities equally It is quite shocking that The Economist which is a vanguard against the excesses of the State is endorsing a political party that typifies that excess It hopes that Rahul Gandhi will reinvent himself and the party but it denies Modi and the BJP equal opportunity to do so It would have saved The Economist a few blushes if it had stopped short of endorsing Rahul Gandhi It would have made for a more sensible argument to support Naveen Patnaik or Jayalalitha or even Arvind Kejriwal A pity then that "timid ignorance" got the better of "intelligence" in the "severe contest" Fortunately India’s "progress"-oriented voters are unlikely to take heed

yes, I don’t think it is right. which is being described as ‘naav pe charcha’ (chat on boat).

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