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Pandey? 1-0-2-0 Gopal 13-0-54-0 Nair 5-1-21-1 Verma 4-0-14-0 Sathish 2-0-8-0 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Chinmaya Kumar Abhishek Choudhary | Updated: February 19 2015 9:06 am The elevation of Manjhi to chief ministership by Kumar last year was intended to be a safe symbolic and short-term strategy (File photo) Related News On February 7 even as Delhi went to vote for Arvind Kejriwal as its next chief minister another drama of chief ministership was unfolding in Bihar the next state to go for assembly elections later this year The incumbent JD(U) wasn’t happy with current CM and Dalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi In preparation for the assembly election the party — with support from its present ally the RJD — had decided it was time for Nitish Kumar who had resigned from chief ministership in May 2014 following a poor performance by his party to take back charge as CM But when asked to resign Manjhi refused Instead he held a cabinet meeting in which he proposed — allegedly with support from the BJP — the dissolution of the House Only seven of the 28 ministers supported the proposal four of the seven are upper-caste leaders and all seven either want to join the BJP or have personal grudges against Kumar Alleging a BJP-orchestrated coup on February 11 Kumar along with 130 MLAs of his coalition — the required number for forming a government is 117 (out of 233) — marched in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi requesting President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene The same day though governor Keshari Nath Tripathi — a former chief of the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit — asked Manjhi to prove his majority in the assembly on February 20 Giving Manjhi time to prove his majority Team Kumar alleges will lead to horse-trading of MLAs With the help of the BJP’s 88 MLAs Manjhi might break the JD(U) with enough rebels to form a government But the BJP has been gleefully noncommittal so far Its rout in the Delhi assembly election has further added to the confusion Before examining future possibilities an analysis of what led to the conundrum is in order The elevation of Manjhi to chief ministership by Kumar last year was intended to be a safe symbolic and short-term strategy Even then there were rumours of the BJP attempting to run away with some JD(U) MLAs unhappy with Kumar for having broken from the NDA coalition — which as the Lok Sabha election results showed proved disastrous with the JD(U) winning only two of the 40 seats Kumar’s resignation was supposed to quell the rebellion within his party Manjhi’s elevation was also done with a view to establishing a bond with the Mahadalits who traditionally supported the JD(U) but a section of whom voted for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls Manjhi who was earlier the minister for SC and ST welfare was never seen as Kumar’s competitor Moreover Manjhi also seemed more acceptable to new ally RJD which banking on a relatively better performance in the Lok Sabha polls (the RJD-led UPA won seven seats) preferred the 2015 chief ministership to be an open question It was assumed that Manjhi would be willing to step down whenever his party wanted him to It’s hard to say whether Manjhi was ambitious to begin with or whether his aggression is a result of his general lack of acceptability among middle- and upper-caste JD(U) leaders Whatever the reason a few months into his tenure Manjhi began to see the top post as an opportunity to consolidate the Dalit base which constitutes around 16 per cent of Bihar’s population Manjhi’s statements on the discrimination against Dalits often true but politically incorrect embarrassed fellow party workers from the middle and upper castes; his statements on developmental failures in Bihar — on one occasion he claimed Kumar had failed to reduce corruption — threatened to undo the “development man” image Kumar had assiduously built over two terms While Manjhi did initiate a few policies for the uplift of Dalits — homestead land for landless Dalits ration cards for all SCs free higher education for SC children — he never showed an inclination to talk about the more structural problems such as land reforms or even the recent biased verdicts on the caste massacres in Shankar Bigha and Laxmanpur Bathe villages In January he haphazardly posted Dalit civil servants to important positions and transferred secretaries without the consent of the concerned ministers It slowly became apparent that Manjhi had developed ambitions to see himself as CM for the next term When confronted by the party leadership Manjhi signalled that if removed he wouldn’t mind joining the BJP thereby bolstering the BJP’s chances of attracting a substantial section of Dalit votes However if Manjhi continued as CM the JD(U) risked losing the development vote bank across all castes which could electorally cause more lethal damage In the end the JD(U) decided to risk Manjhi’s ire There is a possibility of Manjhi continuing as CM with the BJP’s support The BJP has 88 MLAs and Manjhi would be required to horse trade in order to reach the magic number of 117 But the BJP unsure of whether Manjhi could gather the rest of the number hasn’t so far declared support The party’s Bihar unit is mired in its own leadership woes The defeat in Delhi has made the BJP’s central leadership more circumspect Supporting Manjhi might also confuse the BJP’s traditional upper-caste supporters On February 9 for example Manjhi’s cabinet passed a bill announcing reservations to contractors belonging to SC and ST categories in the road construction department — something upper-caste voters wouldn’t appreciate Then again thanks to the BJP’s own anti-Manjhi campaign till recently upper-caste voters hold Manjhi responsible for the declining law and order situation in the state The other perhaps more likely possibility is that Kumar would prove his majority and become CM The Manjhi fiasco may lead to a reduction in the Mahadalit vote for the JD(U)-RJD alliance but clarity about Kumar as leader would allow the alliance political stability and time to prepare better for the assembly election The alliance doesn’t have a better leader than Kumar to fight the resurgent BJP in Bihar The only remaining scenario is fresh polls The BJP has nothing to lose by this as the first two choices are riskier An early election would also mean the BJP might be able to reap some benefits from what now looks like a fast-declining Modi wave In retrospect Nitish Kumar’s decision to first elevate and then attempt to oust Manjhi from the chief ministership may appear to be a blunder But it could serve as a wake-up call for the JD(U)-RJD alliance which had become complacent and did not seem to make any progress on choosing a leader or on a joint campaign strategy Manjhi’s ouster is also likely to serve as another reminder to the alliance — it cannot win Bihar merely through a realignment of castes or palavers of secularism It’s time Kumar revised his governance lessons and pitched sensibly to voters He may not get the two-thirds majority his NDA coalition had managed in 2010 but he could certainly make an honourable comeback Kumar is an economist with the International Growth Centre Patna; Choudhary is a Delhi-based journalist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandip G | Galle | Updated: July 30 2017 9:26 am Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each AP Related News Between overs as Ravichandran Ashwin lumbered back to fine leg where he was stationed he would occasionally rehearse his action and snap his fingers It was conceivable why he looked fidgety He was getting nothing out of the slothful surface It wasn’t the ideal surface for Ashwin to weave his deception There was neither turn nor bounce There was no ominous roughs or encouraging curls of dust The ball was getting torn the sun was pelting unrelentingly But Ashwin has in his remarkable season at home last year has shown that he’s was no longer condition-reliant He doesn’t require dust-spitting crack-laden snake-pits to get wickets Ashwin started by trying to set the batsman up with a few full deliveries outside the off-stump bringing the batsman forward and then slipping in the straighter one/doosra Then suddenly he bowled one slower through the air fuller and luring the batsman to the drive It worked once when Dickwella lunged forward and drove uppishly to Abhinav Mukund’s back But never after it The fuller balls weren’t coming often enough Meanwhile the Lankan batsmen hung back pushed and nudged the ball for a single or two Bowling full would have been a wiser ploy on a surface with indifferent bounce as the batsman would be doubt-ridden as which one would snort through or leap up But as it was the surface was dreadfully slow where bowling at stumps hardly reaped any rewards A wiser option would have been to tease them with flight But somehow he couldn’t He would toss the ball not flight it The downward arc was missing Instead most of the balls ended up as plain half-volleys which they smothered without much difficulty He would occasionally bowl the carrom ball or the leg break but the change in action clearly telegraphed his intent Perhaps he had to unlearn what he had learned from here in the last trip where while observing Rangan Herath he realised that it’s wiser to bowl at the stumps in Sri Lanka But the surfaces last time round was more spiteful Or else he could have looked at how well Ravindra Jadeja had accosted to the conditions Jadeja was cleverly mixing up his lengths and pace He made them come forward more often and beat them in the flight It confused them for if they came forward he might beat them in the flight if they stood back his missile slider could snake into the pads His reputation clearly preceded him So there always was a strain of uncertainty about Jadeja Batsmen would often be in two minds Strangely though Kohli replaced Jadeja for Mohammed Shami while Ashwin switched to over the stumps from where he operated at a leg-stumpish line Again it would have been a practical ploy if the ball was breaking away viciously across them But as it wasn’t they were merely deliveries that landed on their pads with a thank-you wink Post-tea resurgence The Ashwin on evidence after the tea interval was a different man Though the drift he managed was minimal he began playing tricks with his lengths He would mostly toss it up on the off-stump before pulling one a little back maybe by a few inches It irritated than troubled Dickwella who attempted an impetuous sweep only to find that the ball was not as full and bounced more than he had anticipated The ensuing top-edge was gobbled up Emboldened by the arrival of a right-hander – somehow in this series he has seemed more menacing against the righties as opposed to the conventional wisdom-he regained his spunk dislodged the stodgy Karunaratne with a delivery similar in trajectory to Dickwella and walked off his 50th Test with a triumphant gait For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 10 2017 11:09 am Aalaporaan Thamizhan song teaser from Vijay’s Mersal is out Related News A few hours ahead of the release of the first single from Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s upcoming film Mersal was released to give the glimpse of Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman’s composition for the film The song titled Aalaporaan Thamizhan is all about Tamil and unity The song is penned by Vivek and is sung by Kailash Kher Sathya Prakash Deepak Pooja AV The full song will be available music streaming platforms on Thursday from 5 PM In Mersal Vijay plays a triple role in the film He will be seen as a villager and a magician While the third role is still kept under the wraps It will be for the first time he will be playing three different roles in a film in his career The film is currently in the post-production stage While the majority of the shooting has been completed there is only a song remaining to be shot The filming of the song will begin soon Atlee has pulled off a casting coup of sorts as he has roped in stars like Nithya Menon Kajal Aggarwal Samantha SJ Suryah Sathyaraj Kovai Sarala and Vadivelu among others for the film He has also put together a sound technical crew including Rahman cinematographer GK Vishnu editor Ruben production designer T Muthuraj The big-ticket film is produced by Sri Thenandal Films For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: August 17 2017 10:51 am Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez have shared a steamy kissing moment in A Gentleman Related News There were certain reports stating that Pahlaj Nihalani led CBFC had asked the team of Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez’s upcoming film A Gentleman to cut the kissing scenes featuring the two leads The reports also suggested that the CBFC asked the filmmakers to do so because the kissing scene was too long for the film to get a ‘UA’ certificate However today Sidharth Malhotra and the film’s directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK rubbished the news and said that the scene is very much in the film and Jacqueline added that it is directed very well At the song launch event of Bandook Meri Laila actor Sidharth Malhotra cleared the air about the specified scenes being cut from the film He said “Kissing scene is there It has not been cut” Later in the day the filmmakers also circulated a statement rubbishing reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has raised objection over a scene in the film “First of all I am very surprised how that report came about Who is this person who saw that scene I don’t know what is the big deal about this kissing scene It is not cut from the film so half or most of that report is not right It (the kissing scene) is there so when you watch the film on Friday you’ll see it” directors of the film Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK told reporters here A Gentleman will present Sidharth Malhotra in a never seen before avatar The actor plays adouble role in the Bollywood thriller The film is a Fox Star Studios production starring Sidharth and Jacqueline Fernandez and is written and directed by Raj & DK It is set to release on August 25 2017 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsS.” says Gupta. 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