Every election the pundit and his politics seem to get mixed up. Election 2009 was no different.
The old and tested have been sworn in Prime Minister’ second flush Cabinet. The next round may see some young faces. Whatever, the team needs to get down to business soon.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan hailed as the face of development and progress only last year after his spectacular Assembly win, seems to be in the doldrums now. And the knives will be out once again.
Elections are all about money and muscle; but candidates from Rajasthan would have us believe otherwise. Even though they are allowed to spend Rs 25 lakh legally, no one seems to need the full amount as their expense accounts reflect. Some jugglery that!
The Congress would do well to focus on some of the soft ministries such as HRD, health, rural development and women and child welfare for after all these are the bridges between the people and the government.
Instead of taking stock of what went wrong in the elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are busy pointing fingers at each other. The worse is yet to come with key posts to be up for grabs soon.
The Congress is getting ready to take on a down and out Narendra Modi by using his bete noir Shanjersinh Vaghela to turn on the screws for the BJP’s pride in the state.
The shit has literally hit the ceiling. The Uttar Pradesh government had proudly taken a Central government award for full sanitation of villages in November 2008. It was later discovered that figures were fudged and many villages did not have the so-called toilets which made them eligible for the award.