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    A Thread For all Election's related New's and Discussion Whether Municipal , Assembly Election's or Parliament Election's :happy:




    Discuss the New's related to Election's all over India here :tup:
     
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    Make it sticky
     
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    UP elections: 64% voter turnout in phase-I could indicate a change of guard

    UP elections: 64% voter turnout in phase-I could indicate a change of guard - The Economic Times
     
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    UP Congress used Qawwali in election - National - Amar Ujala.

    Congress to woo Muslim voters with qawwali

    New Delhi: As the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections is inching closer, the major party Congress is leaving no stone unturned to woo the game changer ‘Muslim vote bank’, and project its trump card, Rahul Gandhi, as the most appropriate leader for them.

    As per the sources, after playing sub-quota card, the party has framed a roadmap to maximise its success rate in the electorally crucial Uttar Pradesh by encashing the Muslim support from the region.

    Alike its arch rival BJP’s political remix ‘Kamlaveri Di’, the Congress is also going to drive its voters through traditional qawwali.

    The lyrics is based on the Congress punchline ‘Utho, Jago, Badalo Uttar Pradesh’ (rise, awaken and change) for this year’s poll campaign.

    The song that begins as “Aaye aaye Rahul ji aaye, Congress ko jitane aaye” aims at projecting Gandhi as a ‘Messiah' for the minorities and weaker section of the society.

    The party has also launched a scathing attack on its arch rivals BJP, BSP and SP through this song.

    Turning guns at the saffron party, the lyrics of the song say, “Aatanki kahe humko, aatank khud karate; bahut darai wo, mere zakhm dikhai wo, ek boot banwai aur ek pragati se bhage…”

    The cover of Qawwali video is also inscribed in Urdu language. The number will be circulated to the poll bound regions especially in the Muslim dominated areas on Monday to ascertain the party’s electoral victory.

    (JPN/Bureau)

    Congress to woo Muslim voters with qawwali
     
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    We have Municipal corporation Election's here !! Voting on 16th

    Thane close to Sena’s heart, NCP looks to end its reign - Indian Express

    The headquarter of Thane — Mumbai’s neighbour and the most populous district in the nation — has always been critical to the fortunes of Shiv Sena and elections to the Thane Municipal Corporation are considered to be as significant for the party as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls, for retaining its dominance in the urban pockets of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

    The Sena, ruling this civic body for over 18 years — longer than its rule in the cash-rich BMC, is fighting a strong anti-incumbency factor this time as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is preparing to unseat it. Incidentally, Thane gave Sena its first taste of power when its leader was elected the city president and it is this connection that brings Sena chief and octogenarian Bal Thackeray to address a rally in the ‘city of ponds’ on Saturday after many years.

    Thane has 116 municipal wards, but it will now be polling for 130 seats under the multiple ward system. Under the system, residents of two wards in one prabhag have to vote for two candidates. The Sena has tied up with the BJP and the RPI this time, with itself contesting 65 seats, BJP 55 and RPI 10. The NCP is contesting 70 seats and the Congress 60.

    Political poaching has reached its peak in Thane ever since the elections were announced, with the NCP dealing a severe blow to the Sena. Anand Paranjpe, the Sena’s sole MP from Kalyan in the region, had recently addressed a news conference with NCP president Sharad Pawar and has virtually been campaigning for the party. He has not quit the Sena but leaders are quick to dismiss him. “Why has he not quit the party and the posts if he wants to be with the NCP? His move has enthused our party workers to go all out in the election campaign,” Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray said.


    Cong-NCP promise "Global Thane", IBN Live News
     
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    ‘Congress-NCP an unholy alliance to loot city’ - Mumbai - DNA

    Raj Purohit, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mumbai unit chief, said the sole purpose of the Congress and the NCP getting together for the BMC elections was to rob India’s richest municipal corporation. In an interview to Amberish K Diwanji, he said he was confident that the people would vote for the Mahayuti (grand alliance) comprising the BJP, Shiv Sena, and the RPI(A). Excerpts of the interview:

    Do you think the Congress-NCP alliance will make a difference in the BMC polls?
    This is an unholy alliance made for the sole purpose of looting Mumbai. Those two parties have emotion for Mumbai and no shared history in the city. They only have a vested interest. Look at them in Maharashtra; the state is in doldrums. There is no power, industry is fleeing the state. If they claim they can improve the city, it is laughable and the people realise that.

    There is a perception that you have been sidelined within the BJP
    That is not true. I have been involved with every aspect of party work for the BMC elections, be it selecting candidates or the campaigning. I am busy campaigning across the city. But you must remember that I am the Mumbai unit leader and when the state unit leaders get together, I won’t be present.

    What about the Sena? There are complaints that it is taking the BJP for granted.
    At every stage of the preparation, the Sena has consulted us. See all their posters, you will find pictures of BJP leaders also.

    With the entry of the RPI into the BJP-Sena alliance, will the traditional BJP voter continue to back your party?
    Before the RPI was inducted, we have had a number of meetings with them. I must say the RPI has been a most reasonable party in our negotiations. They asked for 30 seats and agreed for 29 when there was no other way out.

    Gujarat CM Narendra Modi was to campaign in Mumbai. With just four days left, there is still no news on whether he’ll turn up.
    We have requested all the national leaders to campaign for us in Mumbai and in the other cities. I have personally written to many of them, including Modi, Advani andNitin Gadkari. But because of the Uttar Pradesh elections, most of them are busy.
     
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    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/a...-relevant-16-feb-polls-will-tell-210336.html\

    My Prediction over Mumbai Election - Shivsena/BJP/RPI Will get ~ 100 seat's , Cong/NCP Will make some 80-85 , while i Expect Raj thakery's MNS To Conquer some 25-30 seat's.There won't be Majority by any alliance , MNS will play the role of gamechanger !!

    Chances of Mayor to be of MNS cannot be ruled out :whistle:

    While of Thane Municipal corporation , Shivsena/BJP Will form the majority again.Not much support for MNS over here , NCP Will fall short :tup:

    Will recheck this on the result day - 17th feb
     
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    From our Ward , I Have been made to promote shiv Sena by my Bro :tsk: , The Opposition candidate and the current corporator of NCP is my cousin :fighting1:

    "Prachaar" at full throttle , Bal thakerey will deliver speech here later at 9
     
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    Anyone from Thane/Mumbai here ?

    Plzz post about Election's at your city
     
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    UP elections: Voting peaceful, turnout 56 pct in 2nd phase - Indian Express

    BJP has pledged that it will not Support any party Post Election , Neither SP nor BSP :basketball: This U.P Election's result will be very Interesting

    afaik about U.P , Just an Prediction by me - Neither party will have a Majority.Although right from SP,BSP,BJP and Congress have been claiming that they will form a Majority on their Own

    Anyone who think's there can be Re-election , as Chance's of forming a govt will be very low if there is no Majority ??

    Yogi Adityanath predicts no party will get clear mandate in UP
     
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    Casted My vote , Result Tomorrow
     
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    It's a big Mumbai battle for the big four

    The February 16 civic polls are crucial for four key players in state politics—chief minister Prithviraj Chavan (Congress), deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar (NCP), Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray. The elections to the
    civic bodies of Mumbai and nine other prominent Maharashtra cities will reveal who the most popular leader in urban Maharashtra is – which now houses almost half the state’s population.

    The outcome of the civic polls would be crucial for these four leaders to decide the next moves of their parties in the preparation for the 2014 assembly polls. Either all of them or most of them will form Maharashtra’s future political leadership. For the Shiv Sena, the civic polls will show whether it is still a major force in the Mumbai-Thane area and test Uddhav’s ability to carry forward his father's legacy.

    It will also show if Raj’s party has the potential to become a major player instead of being just a spoiler. The MNS could also play the crucial role of kingmaker. A lot is also at stake for Chavan, who has made every effort to ensure his party’s victory.

    Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena, executive president: For Uddhav, it's make or break

    The third and youngest son of Sena chief Bal Thackeray, 51-year-old Uddhav Thackeray is the face of the Shiv Sena, which has been ruling the Mumbai civic body for 16 years.

    An avid photographer who has published two books, Uddhav is withdrawn by nature and was initially seen as a backroom boy. But since 2002, when he became the party's executive president, he has called the shots. He's a mellower version of his acid-tongued father and has been accused of lacking charisma and leadership skills.

    This election could be a make-or-break situation for him. If he retains power, he will be able to check the decline in his party's fortunes. If he fails, there will be trouble, with the cadre losing faith in his ability to win polls.

    Uddhav has been battling on several fronts: He has an aggressive adversary in MNS chief Raj Thackeray; the Congress-NCP alliance wants to grab control of the civic body; and an ally-cum-competitor BJP, which wants to grow bigger than the Sena.

    Uddhav has largely ignored the elections to the 27 zilla parishads and has concentrated on the urban civic bodies. Of the 10 civic bodies going to polls, the saffron alliance controls five. Will the Sena retain power? Importantly, can Uddhav retain fortress Mumbai?

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    His election strategy
    To counter the effect of Cong-NCP alliance and the MNS, he got Ramdas Athawale's Republican Party of India on board for Dalit votes.

    His campaign began with an ad blitzkrieg, which showcased what the Sena has achieved in the city.

    While distributing poll tickets, he has fielded many fresh candidates to nullify the anti-incumbency factor. But he managed to keep rebellion at to a minimum level.

    He has avoided taking an aggressive stand against north Indians, but has attacked Raj.

    Raj Thackeray, MNS chief: The great talker must deliver

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    It is said that Raj Thackeray, very early in life, decided he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his charismatic uncle Bal Thackeray.

    On Monday, as both uncle and nephew played their poll cards at their final rallies in the city, there was a sense that Raj has surpassed his Mentor

    The 43-year-old, who has imbibed his uncle's mannerisms, wit, aggression and arrogance, drew as much a crowd as the senior Thackeray.

    But grabbing eyeballs is not going to be enough for this commercial arts graduate, who after quitting the Sena in 2005 and launching his own party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, has made controversies his USP.

    In these civic polls, the MNS will have to emerge as a major player in Mumbai and Thane. If it does poorly, Raj will have to work out a strategy to stay in the limelight and keep his cadre satisfied.

    Raj knows his party's growth is restricted unless Uddhav loses control of the crucial Mumbai civic body, from where the Sena draws its power and influence.

    He is using his uncle's strategy of targeting outsiders to gain popularity. But he is talking about civic problems and development, which shows that he has gauged the pulse of the common man.

    Will he shed his image as a spoiler and emerge as a key player in Mumbai?

    His election strategy
    His best weapon is his oratory, which now surpasses his uncle's skills. His speeches strike a chord with the average Mumbaiite, especially the Marathi manoos.

    He has kept the north Indian hate campaign on the backburner though he has given tickets only to the Marathi manoos.

    He has focused on civic issues, corruption.

    The MNS has a clean slate, which gives him the freedom to slam all parties and convince the electorate he can do justice to their issues.

    Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister (NCP): The politician who's in a hurry

    In the 2004 Assembly polls, when the NCP emerged as the largest party in the state, it bartered away the top job to the Congress in exchange of more ministerial portfolios. Ajit Pawar, 53, deputy CM and NCP chief Sharad Pawar's nephew, believes it was the time his uncle went wrong.

    He can't reverse what happened but after having missed the post once, Ajit is a man in a hurry. The civic body and ZP polls are his opportunity to strengthen his party and get the much-desired top job in 2014.

    In Mumbai, Ajit pushed for an alliance with the Congress, though his uncle was unsure. The reason: A defeat will demoralise the Sena, and the NCP stands to gain from it

    The recent polls to small-town civic bodies, where the NCP emerged in the lead, indicate that he has got his strategy in place. "He is a politician who delivers. That sets him apart," said cousin and NCP MP Supriya Sule, often dubbed as his rival.

    His dictatorial style and ambitions have won him many detractors. If the NCP does badly, the daggers will be out for Ajit.

    His election strategy
    He pushed for an alliance with the Congress in Mumbai though the NCP does not stand to gain much.

    The purpose is to pull the Sena down to benefit during the 2014 polls.

    He is aggressively wooing politicians across all parties to strengthen his party's base in weaker areas.

    Ajit knows how to play his cards while handing out party tickets, supporting rebels and being generous in campaign funds.

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    Prithviraj Chavan, chief minister (Congress): He is Congress' one-man army

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    With the sole aim of ousting the Sena-BJP from power in Mumbai, CM Prithviraj Chavan, 67, has ensured that the Congress forged an alliance with the NCP.

    He has taken it upon himself to play a significant role in these polls as he has a lot at stake: He wants to fulfill the high command's wish to wrest power from the saffron brigade and wants to wash away the taint of not being a mass leader.

    An engineer and an alumnus of BITS-Pilani and University of California, Chavan was born into politics: His father was a state minister and his mother an MP. He was in charge of the PMO and was the all-India Congress general secretary when he was sent to Maharashtra after the Adarsh scam.

    he had to quell internal rebellion over the forging of the alliance, though he could not check revolt over ticket distribution.

    Disgruntled leaders have stayed away from the campaign, and Chavan has almost single-handedly been working in all 10 civic bodies. In Mumbai, he has played up his clean image to perfection.

    His election strategy
    Knowing that defeating the Sena-BJP in Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and Nagpur is impossible without NCP, he has forged an alliance in these places.

    He let local leaders select candidates, so there is less rebellion.

    He is playing up his clean image and promising the city the benefits of being in power as the Congress rules the Centre and state.

    He has not spared the NCP in places where they are fighting each other.

    Article By - Sayli Udas Mankikar, Hindustan Times
     
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