"Ab ki baar" - ET
A bigger turnout reflected the people's desire for change. And the change was definitely not in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with people clearly feeling let down by the newbie.
The voter turnout is expected to be the largest in recent times. It is likely to surpass even the 65 per cent high of Assembly polls in December 2013. At 52 per cent, the turnout had already surpassed the figure of 51.8 per cent of 2009 Lok Sabha elections by 3 pm today.
If the chatter at voting centres and social media platforms was anything to go by, BJP appears to be making a strong comeback in the Capital. Its tally was zero during last elections when it lost all seats to the Congress. AAP failed to come across as a strong alternative.
Congress and AAP seemed to have given up the fight a few hours into voting and their members were missing from a large number of polling booths. Even in some of the booths in New Delhi constituency - where the Congress has the best chance with Ajay maken as the candidate - party volunteers were missing.
Ironically, even a polling booth in Kaushambi - stone throw's distance from the AAP head-office - did not have a party representative. Part of Ghaziabad constituency, from where party leader Shazia Ilmi is contesting, BJP volunteers looked upbeat as they rooted for the former army chief General V.K. Singh.
The winds of change are definitely blowing in Delhi and NCR. more
Pliant and docile media has bee lined to telecast SONIA address to nation on 14th April 14, the prerogative which hitherto-forewas the domain of PRESIDENT & PM of India . Look , the respect which this nation gives to foreigners in India . Can any person of Indian origin even dream of the same treatment in Europe or US , let alone the audacity to perform.
Can any one of us go to Europe or US and teach the citizens of those countries on NATIONALISM and lecture them on DIVISIVE forces and tell them that they are breaking their own country . We are told in our own country that we do not know HINUSTANIAT / BHARTIAYTA and we have to take lessons from SONIA on the subject . We are lectured that we are breaking this great country of ours which is dear to us more than our own selves . Foreigners can think of breaking this country since they have the option to migrate back to their native countries after the break up of India but where do we go after breaking our own motherland dearest of all things to us . These sermons are hurled on us by the citizens of countries who have no nationalism in their own native civilizations in the country of their origin . We understand that these countries are culturally so bankrupt that if you just place your hand bag on the ground , it disappears in no time . India, in the past has always played host to destitute foreigners who in turn ridiculed us and our ethos , hurled abuses on us ,belittled our civilization , demanded a pound of flesh from us , looted us , questioned our cultural liberalization , made every attempt to impose their culture and will on us . We on the other hand have been fighting amongst our selves to accept their hegemony , allow them to loot , allow them to rule by proxy , give them supermacy without calling for ,
& lick their heels .
TIME HAS COME FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY TO RETHINK ON THEIR HOSPITALITY TO OTHER CIVILIZATIONS AND CITIZENS OR ELSE WE WILL REMAIN DROWNED IN POVERTY AND MISERY FOR EVER. more
On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Swapnil Mehra <email@example.com
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