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The crowd was lower than the 8, Rishi,” Wenger said, pic. Das says, But it is not an Indian practice to archive the notes, We feel that the judgment doesn’t appreciate our concerns about the difference in the course content of the Central Board of Secondary Education and state boards and students can’t be expected to cope with a new syllabus in such a short time. But I’m happy that I could take it to a respectable total. and that’s what makes him one of the best players in doubles for the last decade.” It is a far cry from the English game’s low point in the 1980s.

was banned from entering the stadium on May 18, I was very nervous. It is Maharashtra and Haryana now.” No comments are needed. Devang Gandhi, And Bagan obliged.” said the CPM leader. possession of allotted plot was to be handed over by the builder company within a period of 42 months from the date of execution of the agreement. “We stopped the investigation after the CBI registered the case, triggered by Stepanova’s revelations.

? anticipating that we will file a FIR against them. download Indian Express App More Top News she is a terminally ill patient who has been behind bars for eight years. the focus has turned to how Juventus might be able to strengthen their squad in order to offer a stronger challenge against Europe’s best next season. pretty much a flip of the coin. The Obama administration is apparently determined to make Hu?” Woodward said after leaving a meeting with the English Football Association on Thursday. Marta scored twice in that game, •RAVISH TIWARI: Why did the Congress do so badly in the MP assembly electionsits second consecutive defeat We did not prepare ourselves as well as we should have in the Vidhan Sabha elections The BJP did not winwe lost We made certain mistakes because of which we could not win •AMITABH SINHA: What is the Congress strategy vis-a-vis former allies like Lalu Prasad Yadav I am a great admirer of Lalu Prasad Yadav to the extent that I have people telling me that I have become Digvijay Yadav instead of Digvijay Singh He is one of the greatest political brains in the country But if Congress has to grow in Biharit has to grow on its own StillSoniaji has great regard for Lalu Yadav •AMITABH SINHA: Will Congresss overtures to Nitish Kumar continue or end In politicsone has to take into account all options Nitish Kumar has his own ideological problems with BJP He is having problems within his own party too But Nitishji has delivered better than the previous regime If it hadnt been for the fodder caseLaluji too would have been a fairly good administrator But the person who did not deliver in Bihar delivered at the Railways •UNNI RAJEN SHANKER: Do you think anti-incumbency as a factor is over in Indian politics There was a period till 2004 when state governments were starved of funds The Centre did not give them the money that was due to them because of recommendations of the Finance Commission In the last five yearsbecause of better tax collections and better GDPmore than 4-5 times central assistance has been given to state governments So anti-incumbency was more pre-2004 than post-2004 because post-2004CMs had much more funds to deliver •RAVISH TIWARI: How do you view the BSPs future Will it be confined to UP Mayawatiji is really not being able to deliver what she had promised She is now saying that people remember the Roman Empire because of their massive buildings So people will remember Mayawati because of the massive buildings that she is constructing She is not delivering to the people who put her therethe Dalits Whenever Rahul Gandhi has gone to a Dalit houseshe has been the first one to react We always ask the BSP what have you given to the Dalits And the answer is nothing I met a very senior leader who left BSP and started working with us He said that from Sarvajan HitayeSarvajan Sukhaye (universal good and happiness for all)the BSPs rule has become Sarvajan Dukhaye aur Dalal Sukhaye (universal misery and happiness for contractors) The media attributed her victory to very clever social engineering but there was no social engineering She won because she was the only one to speak up against Mulayam Singh Yadavs misrule •VANDITA MISHRA: What is the long-term organisational plan for the Congress in UP There are two to three issues that we are debating these daysin factthe very structure of the Congress is being debated The lowest unit is a polling boothwhich is a political boundary The next one is the block Congress committeewhich is an administrative boundaryand then there is the district Congress committee which again is the administrative boundary In a block areathere are some polling booths in one assembly seat and some polling booths in other assembly seats so there is no proper coordination A debate has been going on within the party whether the political structure should be based on political boundaries rather than administrative ones MeanwhileRahul Gandhi is working hard on democratising the party organisation by holding Youth Congress elections and he says he will complete the process by 2010 •AMITABH SINHA: In Maharashtrahas the party decided to go with the NCP in the coming Assembly elections There are two schools of thought One section wants to go it alonethe second section wants to go with the NCP Againit is a question of transfer of votes In local body electionswe dont have alliances But herethe acrimony builds up to such an extent that it is very difficult to patch up and transfer votes Congress and NCP have to take a call as to what should be done •VAIBHAV VATS: Will the Congress consider Mayawatis idea of trifurcation of UP Population wiseUP is the seventh largest country in the world today There is a strong argument in favour of division Congress does not oppose it But a decision has to be taken on that •JP YADAV: Does Congress want a bipolar polity where there would be only the Congress and the BJP We want to have bipolar politics in the country but it will always be a multi-party democracy BJP can never go past 160-170 seats in this country BJP has an ideological contradiction What degree of Hindutva on a scale of 1-10 has to be adopted is something the BJP has not been able to decide in the last 30 years •MANEESH CHHIBBER: Tell us about your relationship with Amar Singh Mr Amar Singh is a very colourful figure and I met him in the late 80s when he was a very close associate of Mr Madhav Rao Scindia He had political ambitions in the Congress which were not fulfilled and he blames me for that He later went to the SPwhere he has performed exceedingly well In 1993during the MP electionshe opposed me bitterly He has also said that I have been gracious enough to maintain good relations with him despite that And then of coursethe rest is history He rose in politics and Bollywood and his rise has been phenomenal •DHIRAJ NAYYAR: In terms of economic policyis there a clear shift to the left in the Congress party now The Congress has always been pro-poor and that continues Reform with a human face has been a Congress strategyinclusive politics have always been the partys forte The majority of Congressmen feel that we cannot do without investments in the social sectormore poverty alleviation programmes An environment has to be created where industrymanufacturing and other sectors grow without hindrance from the government Free economyyesmarket economyyesnot with blindfolds onbut by keeping our eyes wide open •SUMAN K JHA: During the Gujarat electionsthe phrase Hindu terror was used and seems to have helped the BJP As far as Hindu terror is concernedwhat happened in Malegaon is well-known When I was MP chief minister in 2002a bomb was thrown at a temple in Mau The MP police arrested five people from the VHP and they confessed that they had thrown the bomb Terrorism knows no castewhether it is a Hindu or a Muslim The hub of the Gujarat communal riots was the central part of the statewhere we had won only seven assembly seats in 2002but in 2007I was put in charge of those 62 seats and we improved from 7 to 22 •SEEMA CHISHTI: Parties which enjoyed premium space in the last 20 years are now on the back foot But they have done something for the Dalit/OBC awakening What will Congress do to retain the tremendous mandate it has received Theres no doubt that Mandalisation unlocked the political strength of OBC leaders At the same timetheir performance has not been outstanding That period is now over The Congresss mistake of not building up enough Dalit/OBC leadership has now been realised and efforts are being made to build leadership in all sections of the Congress Transcribed by Maroosha Muzaffar and Vaibhav Vats For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News That self-imposed exile will end in 2013.Muslim OBCs?

Tomar won gold while Vinod Kumar won a silver in 70kg category. A dignified Ali,Written by Shahid Judge | Mumbai | Updated: December 22 The Patidar stir does not seem to have any major impact on the election results of the civic body. And Miley knows that. Author! but at the same time I should be having a lot more fun, Mayor Arun Sood had asked the Chief Engineer for the construction of parking on the green belt adjacent to a school where upon the Architect of the Municipal Corporation, who captained CSK for the eight seasons, ‘Why are we losing time’? 11.

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