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Eye on presidential election
The presidential election is nearing and political parties have started hectic parleying
in this regard. BJP and its allies which has number to its advantage is expected
to ensure victory of its candidate but opposition parties led by Congress is not
willing to easily give up. Presidential contests in India are usually tame and predictable,
and 2017 does not promise to be any different. To date, the election of V.V. Giri
over Neelam Sanjiva Reddy in 1969 remains the only notable exception to the long
list of humdrum presidential elections. This year the election of new president will
depend on candidates put up by the ruling BJP.
Till now saffron party has not put any name. Opposition parties might wait and take
decision after studying the candidate put up by BJP. Much might revolve around the
BJP's choice of candidate. There have been instances when allies have switched sides
to vote for or against a particular candidate. Regional considerations have weighed
with some parties, as in 2007 when the Shiv Sena voted for Pratibha Patil against
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, the candidate fielded by its ally, the BJP. The Sena and
the Akalis are not entirely happy with the BJP, but they would need a strong reason
to break ranks. However if BJP prop up relatively liberal candidate with secular
credential like Sushma Swaraj then it may break opposition unity and make things
easy for ruling party. Now all eyes will be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is
expected that Modi along with his trusted aide cum BJP president Amit Shah and RSS
will have major say in deciding the name of the candidate.
---- Readers Forum ----
Fight for clean environment
Now-a-days every body is complaining “ayyaah bohut garam hai deh, bohut garam hai”
but nobody is doing anything for a pollution free environment.
The globe is burning and every year temperature is increasing. Consequently dangerous
diseases including cancer are also increasing due environment pollution. Therefore
it is better to stop Konkarnalla (Naharlagun) 24 hours smoke producing factory as
the wind has no jurisdiction and disease will spread every where. The people of the
Capital region right from Banderdewa to Itanagar should wake up from deep slumber
and raise voice for clean environment before it is too late.
Fight for clean environment for coming generation and plant more trees too.
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