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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Amethi votes (or tries to)

As expected, booths in Amethi being captured with practiced ease & comfort by those who've ensured that ‪#‎AAP‬ has few booth-agents there.

almost 70% booths in Amethi are reporting violations / capturing attempts...and its just 11 am

 hopeful signs though...voters are protesting outside polling booths...ultimately its the people who have to win it for themselves

"Booth No. 108,109,110,111 Captured by #Congress worker Israk who was involed in Sindorva Attack on @DrKumarVishwas #Amethi

#Amethi #Alert बूथ 42 महमूदपुर पर 2 घंटे से बूथ कैप्चरिंग हो रही है ऑब्जर्वर से लेकर निर्वाचन अधिकारी तक कोई नहीं पहुंचा. @AmitShahOffice ... BJP local unit too reporting violations in Amethi

 अमेठी में आप कार्यकर्ताओं को बूथ के पास से मार पीट कर भगाया जा रहा हैं, मीडीया के केमरे वहां होने के बाद भी रिपोर्ट नहीं कर रहे

एक बूथ कांग्रेस लूट रही है तो दूसरा भाजपा और जहाँ दिनों इकठे हो रहें हैं लड़ रहे हैं की इसे कौन लूटेगा। जो जितना लूटेगा उतना बड़ा नेता होगा

Booth no. 187 , 195 , 37 , 38 , 41 , 42 are being captured with the help of Police in Amethi

At the Centre, Sampath contributed to the ministries he served beginning from the Ministry of Rural Development. In 2005, he took over as the Director General of the National Institute of Rural Development and soon went on to become Secretary, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, where he was pivotal in conceptualizing and implementing the Petroleum, Chemicals & Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIR) policy to help the growth of the petrochemical sector in India by facilitating massive investments in the identified regions.
District Magistrate Jagat Raj Tripathi denied the charges.
"No such complaint has been found correct. Polling is going on smoothly," he said.

2PM - Central Forces start reaching at polling stations. Thank You, Mr. Sanjeev Narjari, Security Observer for Amethi.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

12 reasons to vote for Modi

12 reasons to vote for Modi -

1. Has 46 inch* chest
2. Has voice like Mahabharat voiceover
3. Looks really good posing with a sword
4. Believes in instant street justice, no use overburdening the judiciary.
5.Protects young girls by providing police surveillance
6.Airlifted 50000 gujarati pilgrims from Kedarnath overnight
7. Has a neat beard in tradition of holy men
8.Does not waste time in open debates or anwering unscripted questions
9. Takes land from unproductive farmers and gives it to productive successful industrialists
10. Has catchy jingle-like slogans so you dont have to bother with finding out actual policies
11. Doesnt support any disruptive issues like janlokpal, police reforms, electoral funding transparency or RTI in political parties
12. Feels remorse when a car runs over a puppy.

(*exact dimensions may vary)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


This is the first Indian politician to emerge on the stage professionally and fully trained and formed. A Barack Obama of India if you will. Consider his journey to this point. First he becomes an Engineer from the leading college in India, then he joins the revenue service, by far the toughest job to get entry to, by clearing competitive exams and interviews.

Then he moves into activism, community organizing, protest, social work and understands all the tools and methods needed. He then creates a brand, "common man party", with a brand image of being just a regular guy who is fed up of corruption, and reluctantly has joined politics. He wears a muffler, thick glasses, cheap floaters, reynolds pen in pocket and breaks into the old boys club, not respecting any rules, just going full out on aggression and action.

The current crop of politicians are all 3rd generation types who were handed down their seats from parents etc...and are ill-equipped to face a genuine sharp contender. In one sweep he wipes out India's oldest party from the National Capital and when the old order gangs up on him, he counterattacks by resigning from Delhi, and contesting the national elections, taking on both national parties at the same time.

Its a masterly demonstration of how to build yourself up and then create an organization in a small time, using disruptive tools. Rapid scalability achieved by creating a self replicating model, where volunteers enrol on the website, funding is via the website donations, news is disseminated by the website with as many as 5 new posts a day. Workers organize meetings, activities and campaigns with SMS based alerts, a mobile app for volunteers guides them where needed and a open door policy for candidate selection makes it an attractive proposition for people wanting to participate but unable to find out how to join.

A key factor will be the "on the ground game". Consider Farukhabad, in UP, a seat held by Union Minister Salman Khurshid, who stands accused of among other things, misappropriating funds meant for handicapped relief. Here the AAP candidate withdrew today stating dissatisfaction with funds and workers. He said there were only 1700 volunteers registered and only 5-6 lakh rupee funds available. On the face of it this seems like a no hoper challenge, however, consider the number 1700. Note that these are volunteers. Compare this to the traditional scenario outside other party offices. Are there any volunteers? Are they committed? Are they trained? Are they selfless?

AAP volunteers may be as good or bad as others, but having 1700 volunteers is no small thing. Properly organised, these may reach out to 100 households a day. Thats 170000 houses a day, and with 40 days of campaigning to go...thats 6800000 theres a chance.

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