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Vijay reportedly visited the Marina Beach, Ajith, claim the makers. (Express Photo by: Gajendra Yadav) Top News As the BJP campaign for a bypoll in Muzaffarnagar takes an inflammatory turn, the BJP is clearly is mission mode with the Pandits and other prospective voters. and the large Central subsidies received by the state. who returned to the winner’s circle in Asia after an 11-year gap earlier this?(PTI Photo) Top News For the first time in over 15 years, In another issue highlighted, “Para athletics has grown immensely over the years.

download Indian Express App More Top News (Express Photo) Top News Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said he had noticed, Mondal was produced in court on Monday, It is China which is testing Modi’s resolve. Kamlesh Devi, Police attributed the stampede to the "impatience" among the participants due to the prevailing heat and humidity. Gujarat?scores rather than working for people whenever they came to? The picture in JNU was different.A group of political leaders surrounded by a handful of students was charting its own “Break in India” movement Their addresses were not about investment opportunity and aspiration but about who will put the strongest brakes on India’s development journey Cut back to January 19 The PM was on a major Northeast visit where agriculture ministers from across India had gathered for discussions He visited Sikkim and Assam announced pathbreaking development initiatives At the same time the Congress vice president touched down in Hyderabad to lend a political voice to an unfortunate suicide What the campus needed was cooling of tempers What it got instead was unfortunate politics Go back further to the run-up to the Bihar elections Awards were being returned and intolerance was alleged But within a day of the result the chorus stopped In October when the India-Africa Forum Summit brought the entire African leadership to New Delhi the priority of the Congress was to seek political mileage out of the happenings in Kerala House There are numerous such examples prompting someone to remark on social media that while the PM is asking the world to “Make in India” others are pursuing an agenda to “Break in India” or “Break India” Unable to win hearts at the ballot their design is clear: To instill a misplaced fear through petty politicking For the last several days the voices emerging from JNU are not about pioneering research for which a university should be known Instead small but shrill sections of the university have become the loudest cheerleaders for a man punished by the Indian judiciary for attacking no less than our Parliament If this is not enough clarion calls for India’s disintegration have filled the campus Let us be clear that a handful of students belonging to political outfits and an ideology on oxygen support pose no threat to the nation Their whims fancies and selective outrage if anything will do more disservice to their cause than help them There are few takers for mindless breast-beating on the issues they have picked What is however alarming is the glorification of the events in JNU By what logic are slogans like “Afzal we are ashamed for your killers are alive” or slogans for India’s disintegration considered cool intellectual and in the spirit of free speech The freedom of expression has been given by the Constitution so that young minds can debate discuss and deliberate on ideas that will enrich the individual society and the nation It is part of our culture to question We have questioned the gods our elders each other and ourselves We have only emerged stronger after such an expansive churning of thoughts and ideas Some of the greatest reforms in the Hindu faith were never imposed by stealth or slogans but through the guidance of saints seers and people from within What is happening in JNU is not freedom of expression It is neither democracy nor a liberal democratic ethos on display It is nothing but a cheap political and publicity stunt Those protesting in JNU and those supporting them should answer how chants in support of Afzal Guru became a crusade for freedom of expression Free speech doesn’t give the right to say things that are unsubstantiated untrue or go against the highest court of the land Such blatant contempt for the Constitution is deplorable Selective application of “I will disagree with you but I will defend your right to say it” does not serve any purpose This is the right moment for the “disaster tourists” to sit back introspect and course correct Why extract political capital through those who glorify the killers of our soldiers the attackers of Parliament Why seek dividends from the death of a youngster Why dash off to any tragedy just to get a few handful of votes Is this the India you want to build There are disturbing reports of a relative of a senior MP being a part of the protests But do we elect MPs so that they can support ideologies that seek to damage the nation In 2010 when Maoists mercilessly massacred 76 personnel of the CRPF there were celebrations by some student bodies in JNU Slogans against India reverberated on campus That time the unthinkable happened: The ABVP NSUI and Youth for Equality came together and staged a march against such deplorable theatrics There was a Congress government at the Centre but a student body affiliated with the BJP preferred to heed the call of the nation rather than engage in political stunts Is this too much to expect now Has the lure of power prevailed over the good of 125 crore Indians The PM has embarked on a unique mission to invite the world to India The results have been encouraging FDI inflows are up our road network is expanding we are producing more power and corruption is at its lowest ebb My humble request to those who can’t digest this is: If you have constructive criticism share it But if you don’t then for the sake of the youth the poor and the marginalised don’t challenge the integrity and the unity of the nation This will neither help you in the short run nor the nation in the long run The writer is spokesperson BJP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Updated: January 9 2014 9:39 pm Related News As the old year was fadingthere were rumours that Manmohan Singh (MM) will be replaced by Rahul Gandhi (RG) even before the election Last Septemberwhen RG tore up the crooked MPs Billit was plausible to think that may be the time had come to give him a nine-month stint as PM with Manmohan Singh as a foreign minister and mentor But it has become the style of the Congress to leave everything to the last minute The change may perhaps come now Ever since the victory in 2009Congress veterans have been trying to cut Manmohan Singh down to sizelest he think that he won those extra seats In the Indira Congressthe first rule is: All success is thanks to the Family and all failures due to the followers So there were constant rumours that Rahul baba was going to take over perhaps mid-stream when MM had been kicked upstairs to Rashtrapati Bhavan MM could flaunt his wisdom abroad At home he had to be silent His Cabinet disobeyed himopenly jockeyed for positions in the soon-to-be Rahul Cabinet GoM and EGoM had to be convened for the smallest decision and even after all thatit was 10 Janpath which had the final say And so the Congress trashed MM for nearly five years The party faces a meltdown and as we cannot blame RGsomeone has to carry the can So it has to be MM But even more important is the problem that if he actually completes his full termhe will be the only PM besides Nehru to serve two full terms Since all Indian history has to be Gandhi-Nehru or Nehru-Gandhihow can one accommodate a Singh Sack him before he completes his five years and history is saved When we look back at his almost 10 yearsthe puzzle is about how MM performed well during UPA-I and so poorly during UPA-II It was his boldness in UPA-I and his firm stand on the nuclear power deal which thrilled urban India He eliminated the Left as a serious force in Indian politics The permanent contribution of MM will be the transformation of US-India relations The MEA is currently trying its best to lose goodwill by defending a prevaricating IFS officer and may even succeed in destroying MMs greatest achievement All those who hate the US and love NAM will celebrate the loss of US goodwill Being anti-US is part of brand Indira Congress MM wanted to solve the Kashmir issue and establish peace with Pakistanjust as his predecessor Vajpayee triedbut did not quite succeed But the MEA knows it will lose its major raison detre if India and Pakistan are at peace It is not the BJP or RSS who would block it; Vajpayee was one of the best people for peace diplomacy But the secularists have to be macho as they fear being considered soft on Pakistan. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal New Delhi 120216 Related News The contrast is becoming more and more obvious: On February 13.

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