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that luxury is no longer available. 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others. “The moment I began to walk back towards my car, Central forces have been deployed in many sensitive districts and prohibitory orders under Section 144 at few places have been issued. PTI The control room shall function round-the-clock and will be manned by Inspector and Sub-Inspector-level officers, He has no role in DCW appointments. it was found that due procedure "was not followed in appointments" and an FIR under relevant section of Prevention of Corruption Act and sections 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the IPC was registered against her. The IPL rights value debunk the theory propounded by them and actually lends credence to the fact that Indian cricket is responsible to a great degree for all the revenue that comes into the ICC. The company said it had never allotted any share to the Malanis at any point.“Umar bhar Ghalib yeh bhool karta raha;

in the Assembly elections in Assam and Kerala,“We will analyse the causes We will discuss this in a cordial atmosphere” Responding to reporters’ probing queries on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership the spokesman came up with a rather feeble reply “Every election has different issues and they should not be linked to any individual” It was clear from Surjewala’s statement that the party had decided to firewall Rahul from the heat and dust generated by the election results No Congress leader not even an otherwise outspoken Digvijay Singh or an erudite P Chidambaram can dare to bare the truth The precise historical truth about the grand old party is that it can shine only when it is led by a towering charismatic leader The party loses both its glory and winnability the moment its leadership become lacklustre It’s not a cadre-based outfit like the RSS-backed BJP or the card-holding communists that can stand firmly on the ground on the strength of their well-oiled organisational machinery The Congress had almost always been blessed with a seemingly unending series of captivating leaders that kept the masses enchanted throughout its 130-year-old history In the pre-independence era it was led by Mahatma Gandhi And in post-independence years it was steered forward by Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi Little wonder then that in 15 General elections so far it could win an outright majority on six occasions and lead coalition governments a further four times at the Centre But now things have changed The wind has evaporated out of their sails The leadership looks faded tired especially in the face of a Narendra Modi who whether you like him or not looks dynamic talks energetically and rides an organisation nurtured by an overtly nationalistic propagandist RSS What remains of the Congress is only a glorious past All its satraps in the states who enjoyed mass support have left the organisation wilfully or otherwise one by one Remember Mamata Banerjee is an ex-Congress leader of West Bengal So is Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam It’s a sad commentary on the state of affairs of the Congress that any provincial satrap with even a semblance of mass support is driven out of the party by its leadership It has happened in the past innumerable times (Please recall these names to refresh your memory – Subhash Chandra Bose K Kamraj Atulya Ghosh S Nijalingappa SK Patil Morarji Desai Neelam Sanjiva Reddy D Devraj Urs Sharad Pawar PA Sangma Tariq Anwar and Mamata Banerjee) It is happening even now A Jagan Mohan Reddy or a Himanta Biswa Sarma are considered too inconvenient to be retained in the party with the result being that the grand old party loses sheen in what happened to be its bastions What’s the way out of the current morass There are only two options: First purge the leadership – not just the general secretaries – ridding the party of its dynastic stigma But knowing the Congress culture as we do this option looks improbable The majority of the Congress leaders and workers still feel that it is the Nehru-Gandhi family that is holding the party together like an adhesive Without them at the helm the party shall wither away Then comes the second easier option: Bring in Priyanka Gandhi at the top without any further delay and as a corollary purge the deadwoods in the second and third line of leadership Time is running out fast for them with the next round of Assembly elections less than a year away Their fortunes would be made or marred in Uttar Pradesh Heritage and Tirumala milk respectively.Dairy minister’s unsubstantiated claims give voice to counter-allegations of corruption by dint of his political history. Thirunavukkarasar was an interesting choice.