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Healthy cartilage that covers the bone surfaces in the knee joint transfers these high loads from the lower leg to the upper leg.and one year younger Johan. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Ahmedabad | Published: March 31, a senior bureaucrat’s wife purchased jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh, and one boy have been injured in the explosion.The CRPF personnel belonged to 109 Battalion Echo Company and was on a daily routine duty guarding Raj Bhavan More details awaited (With inputs from ANI) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Suhas Palshikar Sanjay Kumar Sandeep Shastri | New Delhi | Updated: May 21 2016 6:21 am The survey results show the BJP gained from projecting Sarbanada Sonowal (left) as CM candidate (Source: AP) Top News For the BJP 2015 was bleak in electoral terms so its upbeat mood is understandable However a closer scrutiny would suggest that the foundations of this “victory” of the BJP go back to 2014 What’s happened now is that the BJP has been able to marginally replicate its performance in 2014 in the four states that went to polls recently Only in Kerala has there been an improvement in the BJP’s vote share from 2014 (see table page 2) This by itself is no mean achievement for the BJP but the euphoria needs to be placed in perspective Four states (and one Union Territory) have produced distinctly different electoral verdicts reflecting the specificities of their politics READ |Assam Assembly polls: Unprecedented Hindu consolidation aroundBJP Two states where the Congress was in power witnessed an upset reversal for the ruling party Two other states where a state party was in power returned the incumbent This has very important implications at the all-India level While one does talk of the national picture recognizing the distinctiveness of each state and its verdict permits a better appreciation of the common trends that one can read through them Eastern success for BJP An easy explanation for the Assam verdict would be “anti-incumbency” against the 15-year Congress government led by Tarun Gogoi Given Congress’s lackluster record of governance this explanation is not altogether wrong However in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls the BJP had already made a splash in the state by winning half the seats in the state Building on that the party made the right moves in terms of alliances and projection of a Chief Ministerial candidate READ |BJP learnt from Bihar alliances worked inAssam But BJP’s first ever success in Assam has come with a specific social configuration In a state rich with its overlapping diversities of identity and ethnicity one over-towering social cleavage seems to have emerged: Hindu vs Muslim Share This Article Related Article As the piece on Assam explains in greater detail in contrast to the political division among “Muslims” of Assam there has been an unprecedented Hindu consolidation facilitating the victory of the BJP and its allies The BJP did not have similar luck in West Bengal Not that it aimed at winning the state; but it could not make much of an impact there What distinguishes West Bengal is the fact that the ruling party improved on its 2011 and 2014 performance by winning more seats and polling more votes Neither the “jote” (alliance) of Left and Congress nor the strident efforts of BJP to dent state’s politics hurt the Trinamool READ |Assam Assembly polls: Cong-Ajmal pact would have been zero sumgame In a sense the state’s characteristic of ‘dominant party system’ has continued But the West Bengal outcome is a poser in one more sense The Trinamool victory defies media criticisms allegations of corruption and charges of political high-handedness This calls for greater analytical focus on public psyche and the “‘next-door- person-turned fighter” image of the leader of the Trinamool Congress Not to forget the various welfare schemes ushered in by the Trinamppl government seem to be having a favourable impact Thus hidden under shrill political rhetoric there might as well be a logic of delivery that helped the incumbent government retain power The Southern Front In Kerala given the history of turnover of state governments the LDF victory is not really the big story; the BJP’s entry into state-level competition deserves greater attention In a state where the two coalitions have most often defeated each other only by slender margins the rise of BJP as a third player with almost 15 per cent votes suggests an imminent challenge to the bipolarity of Kerala READ |Assam Assembly polls: How BJP tackled ST statusdemand The huge gap between the two coalitions in terms of votes (and seats) unmistakably points to the weakening of the Kerala model of bipolar competition The possibilities are that the non-Left coalition would get redefined forcing the Christian community to make a choice between BJP-led coalition and Left-led coalition (already at least one in every three Christian voters seems to have voted for LDF) or bipolarity itself would be jeopardized Our survey suggests that the BJP has managed to attract sizable sections among Nairs Ezhavas and SCs in the state While this leaves the Congress with practically only the “minority” votes the implications for the intercommunity balance are also enormous Like Assam here too the possibility of religious identity becoming the most salient one looms large The real cliff hanger of 2016 has been the Tamil Nadu verdict Analyses of AIADMK’s victory would now follow But an equally important story of Tamil Nadu is about the strong comeback made by DMK — an improvement of eight percent in vote share and 89 seats from the paltry 23 it had won last time If mere coalition logic impacted the outcome anywhere it is in Tamil Nadu The fragmentation of the polity into multipolar competition though not new became much too complex allowing the ruling party to scrape through Tamil Nadu now remains one of the few states that has more or less completely insulated from the ‘Modi-factor’ both in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and subsequently At thesame time Jayalalithaa’s relatively difficult victory would persuade her to eventually buy peace with the BJP and thus yet again create possibilities for the entry of BJP into the state Common patterns What are the larger patterns emerging from these differently produced state-level outcomes First we need to note the nebulous nature of “satisfaction” with a government and its complex relationship with the outcome Our surveys show that both in Kerala and in Assam people had negative assessments of the state governments whereas in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal voters’ assessment of the state governments was somewhat positive But the outcomes and results of BJP’s efforts in these states become intelligible if we take into account also the factor of satisfaction with the Modi government Only in Assam did people have a somewhat positive assessment of the Modi government In the other three states it was negative (Table Two) So it is reasonable to surmise that both the state government and the national government are on test when an election takes place for the state Assembly (and vice versa as our previous studies of national elections indicate) Two the outcomes firmly indicate the inevitability and yet the unavoidable clumsiness of coalition politics — a normal in Indian politics Given this reality the skills of coalition-making continue to be crucial in the shaping of electoral successes Congress has lost both the skills and the necessary coalitionability In Assam BJP was fortunate in having two disgruntled parties with limited ability to win on their own but in Tamil Nadu it could neither win smaller allies nor convince itself to accept the terms set by AIADMK-and paid the price Three and to us most crucially these election outcomes yet again underscore the importance of state-level political configurations Not just the fact that in almost each of these four states state level players made all the difference but also the nature of competition its impact on various players filtering of the national appeals and images and the social bases that allowed victories and produces losses are all state-specific This is what the BJP ignored in case of Bihar and made amends this time around As we move away from the Modi magic of 2014 this crucial reality would be a major factor in shaping the electoral arena More importantly this means that challenge to the BJP can arise mainly from state-based parties — something that ties up with the inevitability of coalitions Four in spite of its limited success in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu this round of Assembly elections further underscores the rise of BJP as the only truly all-India party Already in 2014 it had nearly achieved that status but a robust performance in East and South further strengthens this feature It took a long time for any party to finally emerge as an all-India party in the wake of the decline of Congress that began in 1989 The BJP strived hard for this status during the 1991 elections then had to suspend that ambition for purposes of coalition politics and then was thrown out of gear when it lost 2004 Now that it reaches this position two challenges will keep company with the BJP On the one hand having emerged as the only all-India party BJP would be faced with the challenge of adjusting to the coalition compulsions and the self-consciousness of a national party-something that troubled the Congress always On the other hand the challenge would be to adapt its Hindutva ideology to different regions and different social sections Finally this outcome will be remembered for probably the last leg in the downhill journey of the Congress party In 2014 it was felt that that was the lowest that the party can stumble But past two years have shown the depths of its downfall Both in Assam and in Kerala it is not extra-ordinary that it lost; but the scale of loss and more than that the style in which it lost — bickering aimless and isolated — makes this outcome another important milestone in the irresistible decline of the Congress party (Suhas Palshikar teaches Political Science at the Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune and is the Co-Director of the Lokniti programme; Sanjay Kumar is Director of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies Delhi; Sandeep Shastri is the Pro Vice Chancellor of Jain University Bengaluru and the National Co-ordinator of the Lokniti network) For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 28 2016 8:55 pm The Delhi chief minister has also expressed apprehension that his government’s proposal to increase minimum wages by up to 50 per cent could be shot down by Jung Top News Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the Lt Governor has cancelled the AAP government’s order to make discoms pay compensation to consumers for unscheduled power cuts alleging that the Centre was hand-in-glove with power companies Addressing a gathering at North West Delhi’s Najafgarh area he expressed apprehension that the LG may also turn down the government’s power-subsidy decision and minimum wages proposal Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) had in April passed an order asking power distribution companies to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts extending up to two hours in the national capital “We had passed an order under which discoms would have to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts They were bound to pay a penalty of Rs 100 for power cut for every hour “15 days ago LG sahab called the file pertaining to this matter and cancelled this order (Prime Minister Narendra)Modi is hand-in-glove with power companies Why Modi ji needed to turn down this order” Kejriwal said He said that by this order the power situation would have been better in Delhi but Modi has not let that happen He had also claimed yesterday that LG Najeeb Jung has sought the file related to power subsidy on the instructions of the Prime Minister even as he cautioned against a hike in power tariff in the city The Delhi chief minister has also expressed apprehension that his government’s proposal to increase minimum wages by up to 50 per cent could be shot down by Jung He asked the people to “gherao the Prime Minister and Lt Governor” if any a such step is taken During the function some people showed black flags Kejriwal Protester s alleged that AAP has failed to deliver its poll promises which includes installation of CCTV cameras construction of 500 new school buildings Wi-fi and regular jobs for contractual employees of DTC Kejriwal also accused the Centre of not clearing the Delhi government’s proposal to regularise hundreds of unauthorised colonies in the capital He said if the proposal is approved such colonies will be regularised within 24 hours “We cannot wait for Modi ji’s nod I have directed my ministers to carry out development works in all unauthorised colonies which include construction of roads and laying of water pipelines” he said The chief minister said officials involved in flagship projects of the AAP government such as mohalla clinics and construction of school buildings were being transferred by the LG next month “The way the Centre is creating hurdles it has never happened in the India’s history I and (Deputy Chief Minister) Manish Sisodia had requested the LG not to transfer officers involved in projects to set up mohalla clinics and construction of school buildings till March 31 but these officers are being transferred next month “I appeal to people of Delhi to ensure that BJP which got three seats doesn’t win even a single seat in the next Assembly election” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News” he added. a construction worker,” The Tyagi brothers and Khaitan were called for questioning Friday morning and were arrested in the afternoon after they did not cooperate in the investigation. 2015 2:09 pm LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi (Source: AP photo) Related News In the spring of 1999,It takes around four months to collate all information and assign the ratings.

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