Volume 19 Number 9                                                                        19th Year of Publication                                                          November 24, 2019


Two state elections in India, lessons

Yatindra Bhatnagar

The recent state assembly elections in India’s two states, Maharashtra and Haryana, were a contrast to the Lok Sabha (Parliament’s Lower House) elections just six months back. Unlike the Lok Sabha elections where the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi brushed aside the ‘somewhat united’ and ‘perceived formidable’ opposition by a landslide getting 303 (with allies 353) seats out of 543, in this October elections for the two states, it got 105 (out of 288) in Maharashtra and in Haryana only 40 (out of 90.)

In both the states the BJP had to cobble up a majority to form the government. In Maharashtra the pre-poll alliance with Shiv Sena meant a very uneasy situation where SS wanted a bigger than normal share and remote control in their hand. In Haryana it was an unholy alliance. 


Random Recollection 

Who should be in jail?

Yatindra Bhatnagar

A die-hard anti-Trump letter-writer, Marco Delano, recently wrote in the local Pasadena Weekly, wanting President Donald Trump in jail.

However, he doesn’t say why, because probably, he has no reason why he wants that. Many want to punish President Trump but don’t know, or don’t have any reason why; why they oppose him, blast him all the time and support the Impeachment of the President of the United States?

They and their Democratic mis-leaders and misguided ‘just haters’ are trying hard to destroy the man who has done nothing against the nation except that he wants to Make America Great Again. And that he won in 2016 defeating the darling of the Democratic, liberal, leftist, and some Hollywoodians of this country.

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