As India inched towards national polls, murky politics, simple strategies, name calling, mudslinging occupied the stage of national theatre. We had a porter vision on the poll maifesto and chai pe charchas. And that heady concoction of instant cricket, pretty lasses and moolah is back
Kejri karnama: A rebel without a pause, a quick gun murugun, self styled anarchist is back grabbing the headlines. But the big question is when was he away? Filed FIRs galore, First on CWG scam, ( Sheila Dixit could heave small sigh of relief as she wasn't named explicitly). We thought discom distress was over. Then came another FIR on Gas Price Collusion by the RILand petroleum ministers. Took on Mukesh Ambani, Oil minister Moily. Threatened to resign if his flagship 'Jan lok pal Bill' wasn't passed.. Well the national stage waits for your broom-transforming-slowly-
into-a-bludgeon, Mr. AK 47. Mr. Kejri also has a very potentially troubled way of giving back to his supporters . Case in point – 50% power bill waiver to consumers who didnt pay bills
Telangana Turmoil : Congress the master proponent of 'divide and rule' believes that the road to national electoral victory lies in the bifurcation of AP. Sacked MPs, tabled the motion after hectic consultations with BJP. BJP insists on a pledge of financial support for Seemandhra region for supporting the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. As the motion was tabled, the utter shameful ugliness took over with our MPs brandishing Pepper spray, knives. As it stands, we could have a decision
Election Trains: The Railway Minister Mr. Kharge did not touch passenger fares and freight charges in the election year. Introduced around 48 new trains to WB, Maharashtra and southern states, hoping these tried and initiatives could do the trick at the electoral hustings.
Economy Woes: In the past decade the jobs have grown by mere 2% that too in the low paying Services sector. Consumer goods industry has been stunted by Sluggish economy, high interest rates and fuel prices and low industrial output adding to the economic woes.
IPL, an unfolding Moneyball Saga: BCCI chief Srinivasan becomes ICC chairman from July 2014. His son-in-law Meiyappan of CSK, was involved in betting and trading insider information. King of good times Mallaya had no money for kingfisher but for RCB, a different game ball altogether. Yuvraj went for 14 cr. The 2011 World cup hero, Cancer conqueror emerged at the top of the pool of about 570 players. [pic courtesy: http://www.tsmplug.com/]