Ajay K. Mehra (for Info only, not official)

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Ajay K. Mehra

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    ...The anomalies relate to multiplicity of authorities that further complicates the prevailing system of financial devolution to the local bodies in the country. Political barbs between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that controls the three Corporations and the Centre and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that governs the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi exposes a lack of bipartisan political culture in India. Increasing competitiveness of India’s fractured party system since the 1990s has heightened partisanship, even at the cost of constitutional processes. In case of Delhi, the AAP’s day-to-day turf war on procedural and constitutional issues with the Union government has added to citizen’s woes. Delhi’s multiple institutional structure precedes independence and is rooted in the necessities of the British Raj since 1857. ...

    ABP on Feb. 9, 2016, midnight

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    ...It also needs recollection that the occasion will also mark the second ‘anniversary’ – if it can be called so – of Kejriwal’s ignominious exit after 49 days in power after becoming chief minister in December 2013. The party that emerged out of anti-corruption movements in 2011 and 2012, with Anna Hazare as its face for the movement for a ‘Jan Lokpal’, or ombudsman, retains its righteous demeanour. A twisted political version of the existing non-starter concept of the Lokpal, ‘Jan Lokpal’ stressed on being a citizen-centric People’s Commissioner but was steeped in politics from the word go. Kejriwal and his group’s self-righteous stance against parties and government rejected both. Yet, within eighteen months of launching a tumultuous movement that shook the Congress-led UPA government, the AAP was born as a political party. ...

    ABP on Jan. 22, 2016, midnight

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    ...Tewari’s intention behind this unapproved-by-party exposé is unknown and is unlikely to help either but has clearly embarrassed his party. This is one of the several recent embarrassments that the Congress can do without. For, whatever the inconspicuous efforts the party and its leader(ship) might be making, palpably it is not moving on a road to revival, the ‘success’ as a junior partner in Bihar election notwithstanding. Organisationally, institutionally and in terms of alternative programmes and policies the party appears to be in an irretrievable bind, as the Gandhis, particularly the younger one, appear clueless and other ‘leaders’, if they can be called that, are not authorised to take any initiative or decision. ...

    ABP on Jan. 12, 2016, midnight

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    ...Notable statistics to guide our crystal gazing for the reconfiguration of Indian politics in the coming years are the following. Firstly, though this election was contested by the two alliances, the BJP contested the largest number of seats (157), followed by the JDU and the RJD (101 each). No wonder, even while losing 104 of the seats contested, it polled the highest percentage (24.4) of votes. Since individually both RJD and JDU are behind in vote share, having contested 56 more seats, the BJP has a false sense of strength. The vote percentage should nonetheless give the party optimism in defeat to pick up the pieces. Secondly, the Grand Alliance (GA) obviously has a skewed power-balance because RJD’s seats (80) and voteshare (18.4) are larger than JDU’s (71 and 16.8). ...

    ABP on Nov. 12, 2015, midnight

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    ...Khehar while striking down the NJAC, admitted shortcomings in the Collegium System and stressed its reform. The judgment has been simultaneously criticised and praised for its intent and content. Among the severest criticisms from within the government has come from Finance Minister Arun Jaitely who emphasised, ‘Indian democracy cannot be a tyranny of the unelected and if elected are undermined, democracy itself would be in danger’. He also stressed that the judgment went against the basic structure of the Constitution. While the executive must not have a say in the appointments to the higher judiciary is stressed by the judgment, the question as to whether the judiciary should necessarily appoint its members to ensure independence would continue to be contentious. ...

    ABP on Oct. 26, 2015, midnight