We all know that, amongst other qualities, Arvind Kejriwal is an impulsive person. Make no mistake, this is a quality in itself. It exhibits a rare trait which at times would shortcut a lengthy decision-making process. However, I was shocked, as were many of us, who learnt that Arvind Kejriwal had resigned as Delhi CM after he failed to get the Jan-Lokpal Bill tabled and passed in the Delhi Assembly.
While, we all would like to commend Arvind for the fantastic job done by him for making AAP & its electoral success possible, it would be preposterous to think that AAP was a product of Arvind & Arvind alone. Various other factors contributed in no mean measures to this stupendous success, some of the reasons being like minded colleagues who got together for this movement, the Jantar-Mantar agitation, Anna Hazare phenomenon, the timing of the corruption scenario reaching its zenith, the Congress arrogance, the UPA-nonperformance, the Delhi elections. Add to this list the very important factor of the common man of India who was absolutely fed up with the establishment and its corruption. The common man collectively wished & desired & aspired for a fresh option that was promoted & promised to him as a viable option, AND the common man decided to try it out. In Arvind Kejriwal, he decided to invest his vote to get to his aspirations. What did he get in return when Arvind resigned ? Continue Reading..
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SEBI gets tough with Round Trippers
Indian financial market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India has issued notices to five major Indian corporate houses including United Spirits, GMR, Essar, Unitech and Sterlite on suspicions of stock price manipulation and suspected insider trading through funds parked abroad.
Crusader or Conspirator? – Coalgate and Other Truths
Even as the former media advisor to the PM Sanjay Baru enjoys the glory and sales of his book, The Accidental Prime Minister, one more former bureaucrat has hit the book shelves running perhaps with a view to capitalize on the anti-corruption (UPA) wave. Now it’s the turn of former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh w Continue Reading..
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As the world’s largest democratic experience gets underway in India, with the country going to the polls to elect its 16th Lok Sabha, the focus has finally shifted to the election manifestos of political parties. We at Intellectual Post along with our research, and knowledge services unit, Intellectual Foundation, have conducted an incisive and in-depth comparative analysis of the manifesto offerings of our major national parties.
In this, the first missive, we look at the stated stances of political parties on the issue of national defense and foreign affairs. A close look at the manifestos of electoral competitors throws up some surprising and unexpected facts.
Who will defend this nation? (Image: www.punemirror.in)
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