Award-Winning Bollywood Films: Cannes Film Festival

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Bollywood films have walked away with several major prizes at prestigious film festivals worldwide over the years. Beginning all the way back in 1937, films from India have captured the attention of international juries. The Cannes Film Festival, without question the most influential and important of all the world’s festivals has seen only a few Indian films win awards over the years.

1.  “Neecha Nagar” (Dir: Chetan Anand, 1946)

Though the Cannes Film Festival officially began in 1939, there was a six year break owing to World War II. The festival resumed in 1946, and it was in that year that Chetan Anand’s film Neecha Nagar was one of a handful of films that walked away with the top prize, which was then known as the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. One of the earliest efforts at social realism in Bollywood cinema, it was inspired by a short story of the same name written by Hayatulla Ansari (which itself was based on Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths) and focuses on the vast differences between the rich and poor in Indian society. Though mostly forgotten today, it paved the way for many filmmakers in the Indian New Wave. More »

2.  “Amar Bhoopali” (Dir: Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram, 1951)

Director Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram’s Amar Bhupali (The Immortal Song) is a biopicabout the poet and musician Honaji Bala, set in the final days of the Maratha confederacy in the early 19th century. Bala is best known as the composer of the classic ragaGhanashyam Sundara Sridhara, and for popularizing the Lavani dance form. Depicting the poet as a lover of both dance and women, the film was nominated for the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film though it only snagged an award for Excellence in Sound Recording from the Centre National de la Cinematographic. More »

3.  “Do Bigha Zamin” (Dir: Bimal Roy, 1954)

Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin (Two Acres of Land), another social-realist film tells the story of a farmer, Shambu Mahato, and his struggles to hold onto his land after being forced to pay back an artificially inflated debt. Roy was one of the pioneering directors of the neo-realist movement, and Do Bigha Zamin, like all his films, successfully finds a balance between entertainment and art. Featuring songs performed by legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi, the film won the respectable Prix Internationale at the 1954 festival. The link above will allow you to view the film in its entirety. More »

4.  “Pather Panchali” (Dir: Satyajit Ray, 1955)

Auteur Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, the first chapter of the Apu trilogy, is not only a landmark of Indian cinema, but is also considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. Featuring a cast primarily made up of amateur actors, the film introduces us to Apu, a young boy who lives with his family in rural Bengal. A look at the abject poor and their need to leave their homes and relocate to the big city in order to survive, it’s an excellent introduction to the lyrical realism that Ray is known for. The film won the Palme d’Or for Best Human Document in 1956. The link above will allow you to view the film in its entirety. More »

5.  “Kharij” (Dir: Mrinal Sen, 1982)

Based on the novel by Ramapada Chowdhury, Kharij (Case is Closed) is Mrinal Sen’s 1982 tragic drama that tells of the accidental death of an underaged servant, and the effect it has on the couple that hired him. A charged political work that exposes the exploitation of the underprivileged classes in India, it’s a far more downbeat film than your typical Bollywood film. A powerful and unforgettable work, it won the Special Jury Prize at the 1983 festival. The link above will allow you to view the film in its entirety. More »

6.  “Salaam Bombay!” (Dir: Mira Nair, 1988)

A crossover hit that found worldwide success, Mira Nair’s first feature film is a hybrid documentary-narrative that features real children from the streets of Bombay who were professionally trained to re-enact scenes and experiences from their lives. Unrelenting and often cruel at times, the kids in the film must tackle with issues such as poverty, pimps, prostitutes, sweatshops and drug dealing. A smash with festival-goers, it won both the Camera d’Or and the Audience Award at the 1988 festival, paving the path to a handful of awards at other festivals worldwide. More »

7.  “Marana Simhasanam” (Dir: Murali Nair, 1999)

This relatively short feature (just 61 minutes) set in Kerala is an often disturbing film that tells of the first execution by electric chair in India. A desperate villager who steals some coconuts in order to feed his family winds up being sentenced to death through a series of politically-related events. Told with minimal dialog, the film is a powerful critique of class oppression and political manipulation. This deeply unsettling film (whose title translates asThe Throne of Death) walked away with the Camera d’Or at the 1999 festival.  More »

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Modi calls Germany to ‘Make in India”

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Modi calls Germany to 'Make in India"

Modi calls Germany to ‘Make in India”

“Hello Germany! Reached Hannover a short while ago,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reaching Germany on April 12 to visit the Hannover Fair, where India is the partner country. “Germany ranks eighth among foreign investor companies in India. Purpose of my participating in Hannover fair is to highlight that there is more potential in Indo-German economic collaboration,” said Modi. His first European tour since he became the Prime Minister  began with France on April 9, post which he is in Germany the second leg of the tour. One of the primary agenda’s of the three nation tour of Modi  is to promote to ‘Make In India’ as a global initiative and invite investments in India. He inaugurated the ‘India Pavilion’ of the Hannover Messe Fair with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and while addressing the Indo-German business summit, Modi asked German businessmen to “come and feel” the change in India’s regulatory environment. At a community reception in Berlin, Modi addressed the Indian diaspora and said that the country has huge potential of becoming a manufacturing hub and asked Indian professionals in Germany to act as a “bridge” between the two countries. Making a move to change the perspectives of foreign countries investing in India he said, “Please don’t go by old perceptions.” Indian companies that were the participants in the Hannover Fair were Tata Group and Bharat Forge etc. The pet project of Modi is an initiative by India to lure foreign investors and promote it as a growing economy in the world. While pitching for Make In India, Modi said,” It is not a slogan or a brand, but a new national movement”. He further added, “The symbol depicts lion made of cogs, because a lion can never be stopped and also it is the symbol of new India. We know that our biggest need today is to create jobs for our 65% population which is young. Make in India is the need.” Making it easier for the investors, Modi promised a welcoming business environment in India with a predictable, stable and competitive tax regime and asserted that the remaining uncertainties will be addressed. The Indian government is gradually changing and easing regulations and simplifying the procedures to take part in Indian initiatives. Modi’s visit to Germany has formed a relationship of mutual fascination and goodwill and is expected to change the former perspectives of investors and make them see the opportunities in India. Both the countries are expecting successful ties with each other in future. After the success of the second leg, Modi will fly to Canada marking the first bilateral visit by an Indian prime minister in 42 years.

Modi bids goodbye to France

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 Modi bids goodbye to France

Modi bids goodbye to France

“France is the first one to raise its voice if injustice is done to India, such is our relationship,” said prime minister Narendra Modi.
The first leg of the three-nation tour successfully ended and here comes the time to say goodbye to France and head over to Germany.
France kept Narendra Modi busy with a hectic schedule. After arriving in Paris on April 9, he got a ceremonial welcome and was further accompanied by  French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to attend two roundtable meetings with French CEOs, one on infrastructure development in India and the other on cooperation in defence projects. Followed by the boat ride with the president Francois Holland, popularised as ‘Naav pe Charcha’ (chat on boat). Earlier the prime minister had ‘Chai pe Charcha’ (discussion over tea) with president Barack Obama, during his visit to India.
Modi’s visit to France is been considered very fruitful as India inked 17 agreements with France including the long delayed million dollar deal to buy Rafale fighter jets and proposal with French nuclear- energy company Areva to set up nuclear reactors in Jaitapur in Maharashtra. The agreement also included deals on subjects,  spanning space exploration, railway development, tourism and education in Ayurveda, the system of Indian traditional medicine etc.
Apart from the meetings and agreements, Modi visited the Airbus facility in France and also gave tribute to the soldiers by visiting the World War 1 memorial. He also proceeded to UNESCO and CNES and clicked selfies with the space students.
India’s foreign secretary S. Jaishankar on Modi’s visit said that “Mr. Modi’s agenda in traveling to the three “industrialized democracies” is to pursue India’s “economic interests.” They are very relevant to a lot of our national development programs.”
Modi’s tour is a step towards bilateral trade and relationship building between India and France. As France called India as a “bright spot” in the global economy, the expectations of both the countries have risen up. In future India expects French participation in companies giving them better opportunity to invest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Health Day brings light on Food Safety

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World Health Day brings light on Food Safety

World Health Day brings light on Food Safety

“On World Health Day, I pray that all of you remain in the best of health and at the same time inspire others to lead a healthy life”, and, “Theme of this year’s World Health Day, Food Safety is an essential pre-condition for good health and we all must focus on it” said prime minister Narendra Modi. “The government is working tirelessly to realise the dream of a healthy India where every citizen has access to proper and affordable healthcare”, he added.

World Health Day is celebrated each year on April 7 globally. The day marks the foundation of World health Organisation (WHO) and aims to draw attention to important health issues facing the world each year. One of its most effective World Health day themes has been Global Polio Eradication. Other important themes adopted by WHO have been Safe Motherhood in 1998; Emerging Infectious Diseases in 1997; Move for Health in 2002; International Health Security in 2007 etc.
This year the focus is on unsafe food. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers that has caused more than 2 million deaths. Thus, the theme for the day in 2015 is ‘Food Safety’.
Many new threats to food safety are emerging today. The production of food have been changed , the environment is different , and the increased usage of chemicals pose challenges to healthy living. Thus, different organisations, government and non-government, raise awareness among people towards health issues on the day by organising drives and campaigns. Different governments  too come out with their pledges and supports on health issues concerning the world.
To find out ways and means to synergise collective efforts and share strategies to provide better health and a better quality of life to the citizens, India is hosting the fifth SAARC health meet on April 8th in New Delhi. The focus will be on prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS and also strengthening collaborations among the nations.
With the growing population and requirement, the quality of food is slowly degenerating leading to vicious cycle of diseases. The expanding use of insecticides, preservatives and antibiotics in crops cause additional hazards to health.
The rising number of deaths caused by food-borne diseases have brought the cause of food safety to the forefront. This day is a clear call for every government to partner with civil society, non-governmental organisations, private sector and consumers to ensure food safety.

 

 

WORLD CHAMPION SAINA NEHWAL

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WORLD CHAMPION SAINA NEHWAL

“When I joined the sport, I never thought of becoming world No. 1. It was only my mom’s dream who would say, ‘Saina you have to get an Olympic medal for me. That’s it. Not world No. 1′. But today, I feel like ‘Oh my God, world No. 1. Obviously it’s huge,” said Saina Nehwal after being announced the World No. 1 in Badminton on March 28. Indians applauded at the 25 year old champion who was playing India Open Semifinals when it was announced. She went on to win the her first India Open the following day by beating World No. 8 Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand.

After India’s exit from the cricket World Cup, the disheartened fans found a reason to cheer up and celebrate. Years of grilling, battling injuries and heartbreaks on the court paid off well for Saina when she became the numero uno of the badminton world.  Saina  scaled women’s badminton summit the moment Carolina Marin of Spain lost her India Open semifinal at the Siri Fort stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.  The official ranking will be out on April 2.
On Sunday, she defeated Yui Hashimoto of Japan 21-15, 21-11 in a new ‘smashing’ game that she is perfecting these days at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore. Former national champion Vimal Kumar is her new career chaperone and in just seven months, Saina has managed to achieve the top rank which Padukone did 35 years ago when he won the All England title beating Indonesia’s Liem Swie King.
Saina not only won the top position but she also broke the hegemony. While China enjoyed an unbeatable history in badminton, winning over the Chinese rivals ‘Wang Xin’ and Li Xiureu made the tournament a ‘Saina vs China’ fight.
“It’s been a long journey. I have made so many sacrifices. I have shifted from Hyderabad to Bangalore just to beat the top players. It turned out to be a good decision,” said the champion fighter.
It was not an easy journey for Saina, she took tough decisions like leaving her past mentor P Gopichand to move to the Padukone Academy.  She is a fighter and she proved it, she made it through the worst phase of life  to the best she could ever had.
“I think a big burden is off my head. Last four years, I was struggling, losing in pre-quarters or quarters, this is the first time I have reached the finals and won it. So, too many surprises for me in this tournament, being the world no 1, winning the title. I am very proud of myself. I never thought this day will come after so much struggle, this is the best phase of my life,” Saina said.

The Prime Minister in his congratulatory message said, “The phenomenal accomplishments of Saina Nehwal make us very proud. I congratulate her on being the World Number 1.”

 

 

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE HONOURED WITH BHARAT RATNA

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ATAL BIHARI VAJPWYEE HONOURED WITH BHARAT RATNA

ATAL BIHARI VAJPWYEE HONOURED WITH BHARAT RATNA

One of India’s most charismatic leader,  lauded as a statesman politician whose acceptability across the board broke barriers pitchforking the BJP to centre stage of politics in the late 90s. The veteran parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is considered the gold standard of leadership in the BJP who is conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was honoured on Friday, 27th March by the president Pranab Mukherjee when he accorded the higher civilian award to him at his place, Krishna Menon Marg in Lutyens’ Delhi. The ceremony usually takes place at Rastrapati Bhawan but due to certain health issue of Mr. Vajpayee, the award was bestowed upon him at his residence. The announcement of the award along with the educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya, came on December 24.  Malaviya will be accorded posthumously at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday, 30th March. The ceremony was attended by the prominent faces of BJP,  Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with some close family members, the event was strictly kept away from the media glare.

Vajpayee is the seventh prime minister to receive the award after Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Morarji Desai, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Gulzarilal Nanda.
A leader who brought the new allies to BJP, an orator par excellence, who was known for his bold initiatives, the one who bridged the Indo-Pak differences, Vajpayee was the true leader of Indian politics, the most prominent and the cleanest face of BJP, unforgettable prime minister.
The work done in his leadership is incomparable. He was the first non-Congress prime minister to serve India for a full five year term from 1999 to 2004.
“Atalji’s name evokes a sense of respect and reverence in every heart”, said home minister Rajnath Singh, he further added that it is a matter of immense happiness for the whole country that Vajpayee is being bestowed with the Bharat Ratna.
Vajpayees historic bus journey to Lahore in 1999 when he signed the landmark Lahore Declaration with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with both sides pledging to push for peace and security, still comes under his bold decisions.

SHASHI KAPOOR HONOURED WITH DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD

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SHASHI KAPOOR HONOURED WITH DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD

SHASHI KAPOOR HONOURED WITH DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARD

Mere pass maa hai (I have mother)”, one of the most famous dialogues of  the Indian cinema that all bollywood fans must have used this once life. Nobody can forget the person delivering it, the body  language, posture and the voice quality could not be matched. He was from ‘the Kapoor’ family and acting was in his blood.  The youngest among his actor siblings who is known for his versatility through his performances in films such as Deewar, ‘Kabhi Kabhi’,  ‘Namak Halal’ and ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’  was awarded by the Dadasaheb Phalke Award on March 24th.
The 77-year-old actor is the third Padmabhushan and the third Dadasaheb Phalke award winner  in his family, after father Prithvi Raj Kapoor and elder brother Raj Kapoor.
The 46th Dada Saheb Phalke award winner was born in 1938 and being the youngest, he hit the spotlight by the age of four when he began acting in plays directed and produced by his father, while travelling with Prithvi Theatre. He got into the industry as a child actor in the late 1940s.
The remarkable performances of him as a child were in ‘Aag’ (1948) and ‘Awaara’ (1951), where he played the younger version of the character played by Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in 1961 through the film ‘Dharmputra’ and went on to appear in more than 116 films. One of India’s first actors to go international, he starred in many British and American films, notably Merchant Ivory Productions run by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, such as ‘The Householder’ (1963), ‘Shakespeare Wallah’ (1965), ‘Bombay Talkie’ (1970) and ‘Heat and Dust’ (1982).
In 1978, Kapoor set up his production house Film Valas which produced critically acclaimed films such as ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Kalyug’ (1981), ’36 Chowringhee Lane’ (1981), ‘Vijeta’ (1982) and ‘Utsav’ (1984). He also produced and directed a fantasy film “Ajooba” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.

In 2011, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, and he is also a proud recipient of three National Film Awards. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award entitles him to a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of INR 10 lakh and a shawl for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.

“Shashi Kapoorji is a fine actor and a stalwart of the film industry” said prime minister, Narendra Modi while congratulating  him on the award.

CHEERED FIGURES OF TIGERS IN INDIA

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CHEERED FIGURES OF TIGERS IN INDIA

CHEERED FIGURES OF TIGERS IN INDIA

A remarkable increase in tiger population shows that India has the largest tiger population in the world. A 30.5 per cent jump  in the big cat headcount since the last census in 2011 means there are now 2,226 tigers in India, 70 per cent of tigers in the world, according to the official figures released in March 2015. The new census was conducted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and involved nearly 10,000 camera traps.

“That is a huge success story,”Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said. “We must be proud of our legacy and we must be proud of our efforts.”
“While the tiger population is falling in the world, it is rising in India. We have the world’s best managed tiger reserves. “There were 1,706 tigers as per the last survey in 2011.However, the latest estimation shows there are 2,226 tigers,”Javadekar added.
Tiger population has increased in several states like Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, officials said.
Prakash Javadekar credited the combined efforts of officers, forest guards, community participation and scientific approach for the rise in tiger population. He added, “That is why we want to create more tiger reserves. This is a proof of India’s biodiversity and how we care for mitigating climate change. This is India’s steps in the right direction which the world will applaud.”
Tigers have been in news since 2006, when sudden drop in their population was noticed . The government, henceforth, started taking  measures that led to such positive result. Before 2006, people were ignorant about the animals and their habitats. Violation of forest rules such as poaching and deforestation were increasingly practiced that affected the natural habitat of tigers, which was the primary cause of their downfall. The tiger census in 2006 alarmed the government leading to campaigns such as “Save Tiger” and reinforcement of the forest rules. News channels and social networking sites also took part in the campaign along with the advertisements featuring film stars on television that emphasised on “just 1411 are left”. This eventually became an issue of national importance.
Although the numbers are indicative of better situation, there still remains a long way to go. Tiger is our national animal and it would be ironical if their protection is compromised. They are the symbol of wilderness and well-being of ecosystem. Their healthy number symbolises a healthy environment.
Protection and preservation of wildlife is not only a concern of the government but moral duty of the humans..

 

 

WORLD’S FIRST SOLAR PLANE SETS THE LANDMARK IN AVIATION HISTORY

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WORLD’S FIRST SOLAR PLANE SETS THE LANDMARK IN AVIATION HISTORY

WORLD’S FIRST SOLAR PLANE SETS THE LANDMARK IN AVIATION HISTORY

A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi and made its first historic attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fossil fuel. Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) was successfully landed in the western state of Gujarat at 11:25 pm on Tuesday night i.e 10th march. It completed its first major sea leg and finished its second leg in little less than 16 hours after taking off from the Omani capital Muscat.  After the plane landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, the excitement reached the next level. The airport was already prepared to give a heroic welcome to the pilot, Bertrand Piccard,the initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse project who was at the controls on the 1,465 kilometre (910 mile) journey over the Arabian Sea with his co-pilot André Borschberg.

According to the Swiss embassy, the Solar Impulse will be in Ahmedabad for four days during which “several events are planned on the theme of renewable energy and sustainable development”.  It will showcase the power of clean technologies and demonstrate how the world can move on low-carbon growth path by effectively harnessing solar energy. Piccard said, “Solar Impulse was not built to carry passengers but to carry messages. We want to demonstrate the importance of innovation and pioneering spirit, to encourage people to question their old certitudes and habits. The world needs to implement new ways of improving the quality of life. Clean technologies and renewable forms of energy are part of the solution, as they can simultaneously protect the environment and create jobs and profits for the industry.”
The aircraft flies at about 28 mph, propelled by energy from batteries recharged by more than 17,000 solar cells. The flight is attempting to be the first to go around the world using only power from the sun to demonstrate the technology that can reduce the use of fossil fuels. Si2 will pass over the Arabian Sea, India, Myanmar, China and the Pacific Ocean. There will be 12 stops en route, which will include Indian cities of Ahmedabad and Varanasi and also Hawaii, Phoenix in Arizona, and New York’s JFK International Airport.  It is likely to hover above the River Ganga in Varanasi to spread the message of cleanliness and clean energy. The Si2 is an airborne laboratory and the largest aircraft of its kind ever built, with a weight equivalent to that of a small car and it’s wings are larger than Boeing 747. They are covered by more than 17,000 solar cells and the plane can fly up to an altitude of 8,500 metres at speeds ranging from 50-100 kmph.
Si2 will travel 35,000 km around the world in 25 days over the course of roughly five months and after travelling around the globe, it is expected to arrive back in Abu Dhabi in late July or early August.

 

 

Kiran Bedi, Shazia Ilmi, and next Jaya Prada? Why BJP’s masterstroke neutralises AAP’s momentum

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At a time when political experts had started writing off for BJP in Delhi Assembly polls, the Saffron party played a master card. After sniffing the looming defeat in the State poll, mainly because of couple of factors including lack of a credible party face and the spill over effect of the Central Government, the BJP brought former team Anna member Kiran Bedi in the team. It looks like this time Modi party doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned as they fell short of four seats in the 70 member Assembly in 2013.

BJP knows that AAP is the only competitor which can wobble its way to move into driver’s seat in the Delhi election. So, the Saffron party is toying with all the permutations and combinations to outshine the rival party. Reportedly, in coming days more women power will be added to the party which will help it in giving impression that BJP is the only women friendly party amongst all (AAP, Congress). Here is the analysis on how Bedi will lift the sagging morale of BJP.

AAP will find it tough to counterattack Bedi

Aam Aadmi Party will really find it tough to deal with Kiran Bedi who has turned the table to Arvind Kejriwal now. India’s first woman police officer Bedi, and Kejriwal were once partners in social activist Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption campaign which shook India in 2011. Bedi and Kejriwal later fell out because of differences on a number of issues. Now as Bedi has joined the Modi brigade and has given upper hand to BJP, it will be really interesting to watch how Kejriwal will deal with his former acolyte. Experts say that because of a psychological barrier as Bedi was once a part of their crusade against corruption, Kejriwal will not be able to up the ante against her.

BJP will project anti-corruption image of party through IPS officer

Kiran Bedi is known for her multiple avatar including celebrated former IPS officer , Magsaysay award Winner, Asian lawn tennis champion and well acclaimed activist.

Giving larger message to the Delhi voters, Bedi yesterday said that she knows both, how to do work and how to get it done. BJP may project this image of Bedi to cobble up people’s support in one of the most competitive assembly election.

Women power will bring voters to BJP’s kitty

With three women celebrity (Jaya Prada, Bedi, Ilmi) in the party, it seems that BJP is in a mood to cash on the women power in the most competitive poll in Delhi. It is being believed that party wants to use Bedi’s experience in police force. The saffron party may give a loud and clear message to the people that party is very serious with deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi. If party will be elected in the election, it will provide better security for women folks who are presently at the receiving end in the capital. Party may hint that being a woman herself, Bedi will understand woman’s plight and agony.

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Credible face for Delhi BJP

At a time when BJP leadership was in complete disarray in the capital, BJP got a face in the form of Bedi. Because of the reason that party had no ‘vote pulling’ face in Delhi with whom people could associate, Modi had to take the reins in his hands. It is expected that now, Bedi who will possibly be declared as CM candidate will fill that gap. Though some of the top leaders may oppose this decision of the party, but that will be limited to mute murmurs only. These leaders know that when Modi gives his assent to anything and it is also subscribed by the master strategist Amit Shah, then there is no scope of this whimpering business.

Modi+Bedi combo

Bedi is known for her soft corner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She has been praising Modi ever since she had left Anna Hazare’s membership. Now, it is being believed that Bedi can claim that if we will be voted to power there will be more coherence between Delhi and central government. We will be able to implement things in a better way as Modi government will support in every possible way. BJP will project Modi-Bedi combo to woo people of Delhi in party’s favour. Though, only time will tell whether BJP will be given full mandate or not, but one thing is crystal clear that party has defeated AAP in it’s own game. Kiran Bedi’s inclusion in BJP will definitely prove to be a game-changer for the Saffron party in coming days.

Source: OneIndia

 

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