Aam Aadmi Party will allaince with Congress! Delhi government advocate formula suggested


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  1. आम आदमी पार्टी के सूत्र गठबंधन की संभावना से इनकार नहीं कर रहे
  2. डीएमके नेता एमके स्टालिन भी केजरीवाल को दे चुके हैं सलाह
  3. अगस्त में राजद के प्रदर्शन के दौरान आप-कांग्रेस की दूरियां बढ़ीं

नई दिल्ली: दिल्ली की केजरीवाल सरकार के वकील मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल के करीबी माने जाने वाले राहुल मेहरा ने दिल्ली की सभी सात लोकसभा सीटों पर आम आदमी पार्टी और कांग्रेस के गठबंधन की वकालत की है.

पांच राज्यों के चुनावी नतीजों में कांग्रेस के प्रदर्शन को देखते हुए राहुल मेहरा ने ट्वीट कर कहा ‘ राहुल गांधी अब यह सुनिश्चित करें कि कांग्रेस दिल्ली में अरविंद केजरीवाल और आम आदमी पार्टी समेत पूरे देश में स्थानीय स्तर पर गठबंधन करें. यह दिल्ली में सभी सात लोकसभा सीटों को जीतने का सबसे बढ़िया फॉर्मूला है. मुझे उम्मीद है कि सीट बंटवारे पर समझ आसानी से बन सकती है.’

इससे पहले डीएमके नेता एमके स्टालिन भी सोमवार को दोपहर में दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री और आम आदमी पार्टी के मुखिया अरविंद केजरीवाल से मिले थे और उनसे कहा था कि अपने मन में कांग्रेस के प्रति कोई नकारात्मक विचार ना रखें, देश को महागठबंधन की जरूरत है और उसमें आपकी भूमिका है. इसके बाद केजरीवाल तेलुगू देशम पार्टी के मुखिया और आंध्र प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री एन चंद्रबाबू नायडू के बुलावे पर विपक्षी दलों की बैठक में भी शामिल हुए थे.

क्या है गठबंधन की संभावना?

जिस तरह से मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल 30 नवंबर को राहुल गांधी के साथ संसद मार्ग पर किसानों के प्रदर्शन में मंच साझा करते हुए साथ दिखाई दिए और जिस तरह से सोमवार को केजरीवाल पहली बार विपक्ष की बैठक का हिस्सा बने उसके बाद आम आदमी पार्टी सूत्र गठबंधन की संभावना से इनकार नहीं कर रहे हैं. लेकिन गठबंधन का स्वरूप क्या होगा कितनी सीटों पर होगा इस बारे में अभी कुछ भी कहना जल्दबाजी होगी क्योंकि अभी लोकसभा चुनाव में कुछ महीनों का वक्त बाकी है.

यह भी पढ़ें : आम आदमी पार्टी ने दिल्ली की सभी सात लोकसभा सीटों पर बीजेपी को हराने का लक्ष्य तय किया

क्यों बिगड़े थे रिश्ते?

आम आदमी पार्टी और कांग्रेस के रिश्तों में तब दूरियां बहुत ज्यादा बढ़ गई थीं जब अगस्त में दिल्ली के जंतर मंतर पर राष्ट्रीय जनता दल के प्रदर्शन में कांग्रेस ने यह शर्त रख दी थी कि राहुल गांधी अरविंद केजरीवाल के साथ मंच साझा नहीं करेंगे. इस कारण इस प्रदर्शन में पहले अरविंद केजरीवाल अपना भाषण देकर चले गए. इसके एक घंटे बाद राहुल गांधी मंच पर आए थे.

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कांग्रेस पार्टी के इस बर्ताव से आम आदमी पार्टी के अहम को चोट पहुंची और उसने तय कर लिया कि उपराष्ट्रपति के चुनाव में वह कांग्रेस उम्मीदवार को तब तक समर्थन नहीं देंगे जब तक राहुल गांधी खुद अरविंद केजरीवाल से समर्थन नहीं मांगेंगे. राहुल गांधी ने अरविंद केजरीवाल से समर्थन नहीं मांगा लिहाजा आम आदमी पार्टी ने उपराष्ट्रपति चुनाव में वोटिंग से बाहर रहने का फैसला किया.



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Government Releases Retail Inflation Data For November


Consumer inflation eased to 2.33 per cent in November, provisional data from the government showed on Wednesday. That marked the lowest level of consumer inflation recorded since 1.46 per cent in June last year. Determined by Consumer Price Index (CPI), the rate of increase in prices was better than economists’ estimates. Retail inflation was expected at 2.80 per cent in November in a poll of 40 economists, according to news agency Reuters. Consumer inflation stood at a final 3.38 per cent in the previous month, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said in its statement.

November marked the fourth consecutive month in which inflation was within the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term goal of 4 per cent. Wednesday’s data supported the central bank’s decision to hold interest rates in its policy statement earlier this month.

The central bank, which tracks CPI primarily to decide its monetary policy, had in its December 9 lowered its consumer inflation projection to 2.7-3.2 per cent for the second half of the current fiscal year, citing normal monsoon and moderate food prices. The RBI had maintained status quo in monetary policy announcement, leaving the key interest rate unchanged at 6.5 per cent.

Separate data on Wednesday showed growth in factory activity, measured by Index of Industrial Production (IIP), was at a better-than-expected 8.1 per cent in October. Industrial output growth was expected at 5.7 per cent for the month, according to the Reuters poll.





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Congress Bags 114 Seats, Seeks Appointment For Government Formation


Madhya Pradesh result: The Congress has sought an appointment with the governor on government formation.

New Delhi: 

The Congress ended the BJP’s winning streak in Madhya Pradesh as it emerged as the single-largest party in the state with 114 seats, two short of the majority, the final result released by the Election Commission shows. The BJP, which gave a close fight despite strong anti-incumbency, settled down with 109 seats. Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP has managed to win two seats, the election body said.

The votes between Congress and the BJP started swinging widely within hours after counting of votes for the 230-member assembly began at 8 am on Tuesday. The drama continued till late evening after which the Congress managed to gain a slight lead over the BJP. 

Sensing victory, the Congress opened backchannel talks with the BSP, Samajwadi Party (SP), Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) and independents who were leading, the sources said.

Mayawati, who had snubbed the Congress before the polls and refused to tie-up in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, is believed to have called her winning party lawmakers for a meeting in Delhi.

The election was held in Madhya Pradesh on November 28 and 75% of the state’s 5.03 crore voters exercised their franchise, with around 1.64 lakh people having voted on an average in each constituency.

In 2013 polls, BJP had won 165 seats while Congress and BSP got 58 and 4. Three independent MLAs also won the polls.

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Congress Writes To Madhya Pradesh Governor, Stakes Claim To Form Government


Congress’ Kamal Nath asked for a meeting with Governor Patel, as soon as the results are declared.

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Even as results are being counted well past midnight in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress, which is emerging as the single largest party but slightly short of a majority, is not taking any chances. State party chief Kamal Nath late on Tuesday wrote to Governor Anandiben Patel, staking claim to form the government.

Claiming that the Congress has the support of Independent candidates, Mr Nath asked for a meeting with Governor Patel, as soon as the results are declared. Kamal Nath, a master strategist, has already opened talks with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Samajwadi Party, Gondwana Gantantra Party and independents.

“The Congress party has emerged as the single largest party with a majority support. All the independents have in addition assured support to the Congress party,” Kamal Nath wrote in his letter.

“As the president of Pradesh Congress Committee, I seek an appointment with your Excellency late tonight, as soon as the results are officially declared along with my senior leaders to apprise you and seek your permission to form government in the state of Madhya Pradesh,” he added.

However, sources in Raj Bhavan, the Governor’s office, have said till the final results are announced, it would be difficult to commit a time for the meeting.

Assembly Elections 2018 Live Results : Madhya Pradesh

Results have been declared in 178 of the state’s 230 constituencies and are awaited in 52 others. The Congress has won 88 seats and is leading in 25 others. If it wins all these seats, it will end up with 113 seats, three short of majority. 

Independent candidates have won three seats are leading in one more. If they support the Congress, the party will manage to cross the halfway mark.

The ruling BJP, meanwhile, has bagged 86 seats and is leading in 23 others.

Madhya Pradesh saw a close fight on Tuesday that swung wildly between the Congress and the BJP, whose Shivraj Singh Chouhan was eyeing a record fourth term. 

In 2013 elections, the BJP had won 165 of the 230 seats, followed by the Congress at 58 and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at 4.

A victory in the state sets the Congress up for a leadership battle between its top 3 in the state — Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Digvijaya Singh.

So far, the party has been silent on the subject. As the results came in, Mr Scindia drove to Kamal Nath’s house and the leaders arrived together at the party office in Bhopal.

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Will Form Government In Three States, Says Congress’s Abhishek Singhvi


“We (Congress) will win decisively in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. (File)

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Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi today said the party will form government in all three heartland states. Within two hours of counting, the party has established a huge lead over the BJP in Rajasthan, which appears to be sticking to its trend of voting out the incumbent. In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh — where exit polls predicted hung verdicts — the party is ahead.

“The right time to talk about actual elections is 10:30 to 11,” Mr Singhvi told NDTV. “But let me stick my neck out and say we will win decisively in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and there might be some kind of close call in Chhattisgarh, which will result in us forming the government”.

Chhattisgarh is witnessing a three-way battle, in which the ruling BJP is facing the Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance.

“If push comes to shove, the third group in Chhattisgarh will support us,” Mr Singhvi added.

The third group — the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance — is leading in six seats. Of the 90 seats in Chhattisgarh, the Congress is leading in 50-plus seats, the BJP in 20-plus. The majority mark is at 45.

A good performance by the Congress will give it a frontline position in the opposition, which is trying to forge a front against the BJP for next year’s general elections.

The party is however trailing in Mizoram — a state it ruled — and Telangana, where it has taken on the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in alliance with Chandrababu Naidu. A defeat will also be a setback for Mr Naidu, who has taken on the challenging task of getting the opposition parties on the same page for the anti-BJP front.

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HD Kumaraswamy Says Karnataka Government Committed To Farmer Issues


Farmers need not worry about fall in prices from this, he said. (File)

Belagavi: 

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday requested the farming community not to lose morale. He asserted that his coalition government was committed towards protecting their interest.

“Kumaraswamy has once again appealed to farmers that his government was committed to solving all the issues concerning them, and they should not lose morale for any reason,” the chief minister’s office said in a statement.

The chief minister, who met a delegation of farmers led by Kodihalli Chandrashekar at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, said, his government was making honest efforts to get sugarcane farmers’ their dues from sugar factories. 

Sugarcane farmers in Belgavi have threatened to intensify their protest again demanding clearance of their pending arrears by sugar factories for the cane supplied and announcement of purchase price for sugarcane for the current season as had been done in neighboring Maharashtra.

Cane farmers had withdrawn their protest last month following assurances from the government to resolve their issues.

They have now resumed it during the session, alleging that the government had not kept its word.

Farm produce can be stored for longer duration using “vacuum packing”, the Chief Minister, who examined vacuum packs, said.

Farmers need not worry about fall in prices from this, he said.

Meanwhile, a committee headed by Manoj Rajan, additional secretary (market reforms), cooperative department, formed to study ‘Israel model agriculture’, has submitted its report to the Chief Minister.

In the state budget, Mr Kumaraswamy earmarked Rs 150 crore in the first phase for replicating the Israeli model of irrigation facility on 5,000 hectares of dry land in each of the parched districts of Kolar, Chitradurga, Koppal, and Gadag.”

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Mahindra In Talks With The Government To Bring The Formula E To India


Formula E organisers have shown their interest in bringing the race to India.




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Formula E organisers are very keen on bringing in a Formula E race in India.

Many were disheartened when FIA decided not to conduct Formula 1 races in India anymore. However, there is a silver lining for the motorsport enthusiasts. If not F1, there is a possibility that Formula E race may make its way to our country as Formula E organisers have shown their interest in bringing the Formula E race to India. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a Mahindra Racing Formula E car unveil, Dr. Pavan Goenka, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra said, “We are talking to officials on the central government level and local city levels to try and get Formula E in India.”

Mahindra has started talks with the government officials after they go a go-ahead from Formula E organisers. “Formula E organisers are very keen on bringing in a Formula E race in India,” added Dr Goenka. Similar to Formula 1, Formula E is the apex race for Electric vehicles which has seen many renowned brands such as Audi and Mercedes who participate in Formula 1 also taking part in the Formula E race. Mahindra is the only Indian participants in Formula E and has been growing strong eventually.

Also Read: Mahindra’s 2019 Formula E Race Car M5 Electro Makes Its Debut In India

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Mahindra Racing which is a participant in the Formula E race has revealed their M5Electro race car in India just days ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E championship.  The M5Electro is based on generation two of the Formula E race car, and comes with a new EV powertrain technology. It will be able to touch 100kmph in just 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of 280kmph.  The new team kit of Mahindra Racing draws inspiration from iconic Indian symbols, the Bengal tiger and the Lotus flower.

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Important For Indian Government To Heed RBI On Stability


Maurice Obstfeld said the IMF does not want politicians “manipulating” central banks for political ends.

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It is important for the Indian government to heed the RBI’s message on financial stability, IMF’s Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld said Sunday, amidst reports of friction between the central bank and the Finance Ministry.

Addressing a group of journalists in Washington, he also said the International Monetary Fund does not want politicians “manipulating” central banks for political ends.

“There is debate over whether it’s better for financial stability to be the remit of the central bank or an independent regulator…the UK in 1997, split them, then put them back together again. I’m not going to take a position on that…But I think…the central bank does have to be intimately concerned with financial stability to some degree and with the payment system,” he said, responding to a specific question on the recent developments in India regarding the RBI and the government.

“We need to think about what is the best institutional framework in which financial policy can be set with regard to long term stability of the economy, not just to performance over political horizon,” Maurice Obstfeld said.

“Well, I think they (the RBI and the Indian government) have reached an agreement on how to proceed. I think their (RBI) message that financial stability is important is correct. And it is important for the government to heed that,” he added.

Responding to a series of questions on the attempt in certain countries like the US, India, Argentina and Turkey to curb independence of central banks, Obstfeld said central banks’ role as a financial regulator is critical.

Central banks have “much greater power than you thought”. They are fundamentally involved in financial stability policy, in fiscal policy, he said.

Maurice Obstfeld said if one looks at the record, the decisions taken by central banks worldwide did stabilise the economy by avoiding much worse losses in output and employment.

However, at the same time, he said, their moves also raised questions of transparency and accountability.

“So, it’s not a shock that people raise these questions and it does create a challenge for central banks to be more transparent and to communicate more effectively with a broader public about what they are about and what they are doing,” Obstfeld said.

If the central bank cannot communicate more effectively about what it is doing, then there is a possibility of political manipulation where politicians attack the central bank and undermine it, he said.

“Clearly, we don’t want politicians manipulating the central bank for political ends,” Maurice Obstfeld added.

After serving as IMF’s Chief Economist for more than three years, 66-year-old Obstfeld is set to retire this month-end and will return to the University of California, Berkley. Gita Gopinath, Indian American economist from the Harvard University, would replace him from the first week of January.

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