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has ever threatened to quit the government as many times as Shiv Sena has. “We didn’t get any early breakthrough and there wasn’t much pace in the wicket, cool slightly. * Reduce heat, Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management. mysterious adventures and extraordinary life have fascinated many across the world." Krepon argued. The defiance of the Gandhis will continue to grow unless they bring a turnaround in the electoral fortunes of the Congress.As such the Congress has been moribund in several electorally-crucial states Defeat in other less significant states dashes the hope of Congress leaders that the Gandhis can help the party to stage a comeback Regional leaders in the Congress therefore have little incentives in remaining loyal to the Gandhis They feel they can better embody the Congress ideology in their personalities and enhance their power on their own Mamata Banerjee has demonstrated this in West Bengal as has Himanta Biswa Sarma in Assam albeit by switching to the BJP Sharad Pawar has illustrated this partially in Maharashtra Ajit Jogi and perhaps even Bhupinder Singh Hooda think they can do this in Chhattisgarh and Haryana respectively The defeat of the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha and a clutch of state Assembly elections thereafter has sped up the breakdown of the dynastic arrangement that the Congress under Indira Gandhi had put in place Under it a Gandhi is to lead the Congress and become prime minister in case the party wins the Lok Sabha election Sonia Gandhi is the only exception to this rule PV Narasimha Rao became prime minister because no Gandhi was in active politics then The political families in the states are allowed carve out their pockets of influence their little fiefdoms so to speak They are given ample leeway to field their relatives or candidates of their own choice in the electoral fray subject to the formal approval of the high command On the death of the local dynast one of his or her children usually inherits his or her constituency This dynastic arrangement is symbiotic — because of the charisma of the Gandhis the state-based dynasts are empowered In turn they organise the machinery to mobilise people and their votes for the Congress They also accept the right of the Gandhi leading the Congress to decide who among them is to become the chief minister But this dynastic arrangement has come under crisis because the Gandhis have lost their earlier dominance and therefore the power to impose their will on the ‘little dynasts’ Thus whenever the Gandhis seek to impose their will on them the more ambitious among them don’t hesitate to rebel They often invoke the dynastic principles not ideology to justify their rebellion Take the example of YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Andhra Pradesh Not only did he vanquish N Chandrababu Naidu he ensured a rich harvest of seats for the Congress in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections that enabled it to unexpectedly return to power at the Centre He repeated the feat in the 2009 elections as well His death in a plane crash in 2009 prompted Rajasekhara’s son Jagan Mohan to demand he succeed his father The Gandhis blanched at his demand — how could a regional political family make such a demand on the Gandhis After all it is their right to choose who rules the Congress-ruled states But Jagan Mohan Reddy’s argument was that if the Gandhis could invoke the dynastic principle to preside over the Congress why couldn’t he over Andhra Pradesh The Congress refused to acquiesce and paid a heavy price for it in 2014 The Gandhis can’t but accept the demand of regional leaders or else they must countenance rebellion This is because the Gandhis of today unlike Indira Gandhi can’t guarantee victory to their regional satraps who believe they have a better chance to succeed without the interference from the family This is the reason why Mamata Banerjee established her own party reposing more faith in her ability rather than relying on the Gandhis to dislodge the Left She is now grooming her nephew for politics You can’t push Sharad Pawar around unless you have it in you to weaken him on his home turf He has his own party which one from his family will inherit But the logic of dynastic rule cuts the other way round too Once the Gandhis throw their weight behind a regional leader they accept others to accept the decision Rahul Gandhi backed Tarun Gogoi triggering the departure of Sarma who was in a way opposing the extension of hereditary rule to Assam Rahul Gandhi had brought Gogoi’s son Gaurav into politics and given him the ticket to fight the 2014 Lok Sabha election Sarma feared his chance of becoming chief minister was now remote – the baton from Tarun would be eventually passed to Gaurav Sarma was sagacious enough to figure out that a weak high command couldn’t possibly disallow Tarun from anointing Gaurav as his successor It could undermine the very legitimacy of Rahul’s leadership based as it also is on the hereditary principle Sarma’s departure had disastrous consequences for the Congress in the recent Assembly election The Gandhis expect loyalty from those whom they back in the states But regional satraps now think this endorsement is the compulsion of the Gandhis who can’t win the states for the party on their own They therefore feel offended whenever Sonia or Rahul seek to impose decisions on them that are not to their liking Call it a case of the Gandhis spoiling the regional chieftains Jogi perhaps became too accustomed to having his way to tolerate interference from the Congress high command bruised and battered now In addition Jogi has a son to bequeath his political legacy Under the dynastic system of the Congress it makes sense for Jogi to float his own party Former Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna smarted under the humiliation of having been deposed for mishandling the floods in Uttarakhand As the eldest son of Congress veteran HN Bahuguna he must have grown with a sense of entitlement His logic to leave the Congress must have been thus — if Rahul can’t be asked to step down despite the many defeats he has suffered how can a Bahuguna be removed from the chief ministership No doubt the Gandhi must be feeling let down at Hooda’s rebellion — which has yet to become a full-fledged one After all they supported him right through his two tenures as chief minister Hooda however thinks he has built his own support base and anyway he can’t blindly hitch his future to the Gandhis whose clout is rapidly diminishing Hooda must protect his interests So if the Congress is unravelling it is because the dynastic arrangement has begun to come apart The glue holding the party together is undeniably the Gandhis But the adhesiveness of the glue depends on whether or not the Gandhis can script victories for the party Until then the dynastic arrangement of the Congress will continue to disintegrate regardless of pundits claiming that the party won more seats than the BJP in the recent Assembly elections Worse at every regional satrap’s rebellion it will become even more difficult for Rahul to discover the winning touch Even Rahul will admit that he isn’t interested in increasing the number of Congress MLAs as he is in counting the states in whichhis party in power This is because only through acquisition of power can he keep the dynastic arrangement of the Congress intact The authoris a journalist in Delhi His novel The Hour Before Dawn has as its backdrop the demolition of the Babri Masjid It is available in bookstores Vadodara:The union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale said that the BJP would retain power in Gujarat despite the aggressive campaign of the opposition Congress Speaking to reporters in Vadodara Athawale said that the percentage of votes for the Congress will definitely go up thanks to its campaign as well as the backing of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) File image of Ramdas Athawale Firstpost Athawale said that prime minister Narendra Modi was a great strategist ably supported by BJP party president Amit Shah and both being sons-of-the-soil of Gujarat were aware of the ground situation in the state He questioned the decision of PAAS leader Hardik Patel to align with the Congress "What was Hardik Patel’s logic behind supporting the opposition Congress party which will sit in opposition even after the polls If Patel had approached me I would have resolved the Patel reservation issue by taking it up with PM Modi" Athawale said He reiterated that the ceiling for reservations in jobs should go up from the present 495 percent to 75 percent on the basis of economic criteria and added that upper castes should also be beneficiaries of it He demanded an amendment in the Constitution to accommodate 25 percent reservation for job for upper castes "Only 25 percent of the total jobs should be left for general category who will get jobs through competitions" he said Athawale however added "This should not disturb the existing reservation system benefitting the Scheduled Castes (SC) Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Other Backward Classes (OBCs)" He lauded the leadership of PM Modi who he said believed in development for all without caste discrimination unlike the Congress which he said wanted to divide the country on the basis of caste Written by Shashank Joshi | Updated: June 23 2015 6:28 am They allow a state to craft its signals carefully India should take a leaf from China’s book Related News One of the perennial problems of international relations is how to assess what an adversary will do next Do you look at past behaviour the types of weapons they’re buying their leaders or something else We have a reasonable idea of China’s order of battle — its ships missiles and satellites But American satellites can’t tell us what China plans to do with these So what does one do when a rival simply declares its plans and publishes them on its website — dismiss it as artful misdirection or accept the threats and assurances at face value Last month China published the latest in its series of defence white papers on military strategy given added piquancy by tensions in the South China Sea Beijing has perfected the subtle combination of tedium platitude and self-assurance that is the hallmark of all such documents One finds the usual affirmations of international bonhomie half-baked sociology and the earnest repudiation of “power politics” Beneath the bromides however are important messages The white paper sets out a broader more assured and active view of China’s place in the world It acknowledges “the growth of China’s national interests” naming “overseas interests” — energy sea-lane security and Chinese personnel abroad — as an “imminent issue” Indeed as China scholar Andrew Erickson notes this is the first time a Chinese defence white paper has omitted mention of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence the Panchsheel forged in the prelapsarian days of Sino-Indian friendship perhaps suggesting that cracks are appearing in the doctrine of non-interference Equally important the white paper declares an unabashed turn to the sea conceding that “the traditional mentality that land outweighs sea must be abandoned” and promising that the PLA’s so-called “preparation for military struggle” will now be focused on “maritime military struggle” Taken with farther-flung interests this translates into a commitment to shift from “offshore waters defence” to “open seas protection” — in other words power projection well away from China’s shores Nothing here will shock China-watchers China’s growing concerns about energy security have been obvious in its diplomacy with Pakistan and the development of alternative overland routes China’s maritime turn is equally plain evident in long-range anti-piracy missions and a rapidly modernising fleet with a second aircraft carrier confirmed three months ago But the paper’s significance lies in the fact that China’s leadership rather than playing down its strength emphasising local and traditional missions as well as assuaging other Asian powers is baldly embracing the notion of a China that is both able and willing to throw its weight around — and doing so at a time of heightened tensions in the South China Sea The paper gives us confidence that present trends in China’s defence procurement and posture will continue India goes unmentioned in the paper reflecting its marginal role in Chinese defence thinking but there are nevertheless a few important lessons The first is that it cannot assume China will be tied down in local waters for years to come While China is honing its so-called anti-access area denial (A2/AD) capabilities to deter US intervention it will at the same time accelerate its forays into those “open seas” The appearance of Chinese submarines in Sri Lanka last year their months-long deployments to the Gulf of Aden and China’s discussions with Djibouti over a permanent base are indications of what will be a long-term challenge in the Indian Ocean one with the potential to constrain India’s own power projection If Indian anti-submarine warfare capabilities don’t advance this could be a crippling weakness Second China is demonstrating that it understands the changing demands of modern warfare Two things stand out One is the emphasis on jointness which refers to how well different branches of the military can work in concert While it would be foolish to take Chinese professions of reform at face value it is clear India is not doing enough in this regard The other is the focus on “informatisation” of war which refers to the way in which battlefield information flows through a military and is denied to an enemy It would be wrong to suggest that India has made no progress here but its public debate on military affairs tends to focus on bean-counting (the number of fighter squadrons) at the expense of the technology that fuses these together Third white papers matter They allow a state to craft its signals carefully rather than have them trickle out in ad hoc briefings or sporadic bilateral communiqués For instance India’s Act East policy has emerged piecemeal in separate joint statements with the US Japan Australia and others Collecting and cohering these messages can bring clarity for friends and adversaries alike My understanding is that the ministry of external affairs is indeed preparing a white paper on foreign policy to be released at the end of this year This will be a significant moment in India’s recent foreign policy It would be even better if the ministry of defence followed suit The writer is senior research fellow Royal United Services Institute UK For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: January 1 2017 3:17 pm Mahesh Babu announces three new films Related News Tollywood prince Mahesh Babu made some exciting announcements on the first day of the New Year by listing the projects that he will be working on in 2017 even as he said he was looking forward to the release of his maiden film with ace-filmmaker AR Murugadoss “Some exciting news for all my fans. “I think generalisation should not be there. an evidence of his clout.

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