The great unwanted debate on why Modi is contesting from a safe seat (Varanasi) is purely rhetoric, fact is and which everyone knows, Modi’s assessment will not be done based on Varanasi’s seat. Given a situation Modi wins from Varanasi, and party loses across India under his leadership, it will make him a bigger looser and few leaders within BJP will be first to question his leadership. Just in case, he loses from Varanasi and wins seat across India, he will be a true winner but the detractors will focus on Varanasi.
Why Varanasi? The city has been a strong hold of BJP but it’s also important to know that BJP only 30% vote share and in 2009 elections BSP’s Mukhtar Ansari got 27% seats speaks a lot about the situation.
Modi’s gambit is to make an impact felt across the Purvanchal belt; there are 24-28 (loosely defined) seats in Purvanchal area and that makes 25% of overall seats in Uttar Pradesh, Modi wants his encash his popularity as this belt can easily influenced because of multiple factors. Two major factors are, Hindi heartland and development, Modi can sell his Gujarat model effectively.
In 2009 election, BJP was placed in this region, BSP and Congress taking 10 seats respectively while BJP only got 4 seats and that gives BJP a huge opportunity.
Modi also realizes time is money, with entire Purvanchal region being covered 12th May while the elections in rest of UP will get over by 30th April, he can get all his energies & strength directed to this region.
There are many positives of switching to a single solution for managing HR. The technology is more refined, it’s more centralized and it’s easier to use. This is something I discussed recently, in a Ceridian webinar entitled “HR Technology Integration: Less Is More.” To wrap up, let’s explore the topics discussed in Thursday’s talk and go over how they might relate to your business’ operations.
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ove the way Galleria market is shaping up, old consultancy offices and fashion stores on first floor is being replaced with cafes. They are are theme based, very small eating outlets for gup shup, gives classy urban city retro looks. I haven’t been to any of them, costly hai…koi treat dega to mana nahee karoonga.
Not much to do today, decided to something interesting…yes ended up doing a market study on aaloo (potato). In Spencers, a kg of aaloo will cost you 14.90/- per kg, they are calling it premium. The other two varieties, regular comes at 11.90/-per kg and the pahadee aaloo will cost you 16/- per kg. Next destination, DLF Phase 1, expected to be a rich area, the local thela wala have escalated the price, the 14.90/- per kg aaloo is being sold at Rs 20 & 16/- per kg but safal from Mother Dairy is saviour in same locality, they are selling at 13/- per kg. Sec 56 HUDA market had the costliest aaloo, Rs 13.90 /per kg sold in Spencers is being sold at Rs 20/- per kg.
Then eventually I moved to local mandi in Wazirbad village, not much difference in cost as normally believed, aaloo being sold Rs 16/ per kg. Online groceries store are selling the same variety at Rs 19.50/ per kg but save time & fuel but it needs some X minimum order. The wholesale rate in GGN is Rs 3./-kg.
Conclusion: Not that you dont know, purchase aaloo from Supermart or safal, best deal. Supermart only if you have a long list of items, that ways you will adjust parking & fuel cost. Lucky if you have a mart in walking distance, do some maths you might have more saving if purchase from local thela waala bhaiya, save time & fuel, provided you have small list.
Did you know ? There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.
I am a pro BJP person and it does mean that everything I say is just because my stand to oppose, we need to think rationally. I am really baffled to see people posting Khirki extension video and appreciating the fact that locals loved the heroics of Somnath Bharti. Khap Panchayats have a long history and we all know the rule, it’s never about the person, it’s about the deep rooted tradition which they stand for. Some of these traditions and cultures have no place in modern India and all misdeeds should be dealt as per rule of land. None of the political parties oppose them directly but does that means we should endorse Khap Panchayat dictates?
This week, we had another tormenting news coming from Bengal, a women was gang raped as per tribal court verdict and villagers acknowledged it as right. Can anything be more haunting? What if we promote this culture, not the comparison can be derived, but what if?
In the case of Somnath Bharti, I do believe that the intentions were right but it had personal motive, he wanted to be a hero in a single day. Working through the system will take time and he does not have time to prove his heroics, the acts of AAP leaders are slowing turning into individual’s personal guerilla war to gain instant popularity.
Some suggestions for the law minister, I am neither an expert and nor claim to be:
- Do criminal backgrounds check on all tenants living on locality; punish landlords who ever never furnished the details of their tenants. Criminals, drug paddlers are not living their without consent of landlords, the struggle for locals is really with the local Mafia. AAP’s law minister is really going after small players who might shift their base, the real problem will always exist.
- Increase vigilance, for interim measure deploy more police force in locality, probably the staff free up by AAP by not taking too much security.
- Install a “working” CCTV camera on all streets of Khirki Extension, keep whole night monitoring. Probably involve local citizens and RWA in this monitoring exercise if law permits.
Very interesting idea being seeded by BJP, The abolition of Income Tax and Service Tax may figure prominently on the agenda of the BJP for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls
Very interesting idea being seeded by BJP, not an official endorsements though. Lots of practical challenges, implementation will be the key hurdle. The article also talks radical changes in “petro-economics” bringing taxation on petroleum products in India at par with international standards.
1. Income Tax has poor track record in India, lots of defaulters, among 180 countries, India is ranked at 138 in terms of tax administration.
2. More money to consumers will result into more spendings
3. The Finances can me be managed through indirect tax, at least consumer is spending the way they want
4. Lots of time saving for people like me and removes the possibility of being uninformed corrupt
The Flip Side:
1. As per the recommendations, Bank Transaction Tax will be levied, this will lead to corruption and money laundering. We need to strengthen the banking mechanism first.
2. Indirect tax should also be controlled, with service tax we have seen multiple layers of taxes.