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on Thursday, the party’s strategy will be worked out over the next two days after? Gogoi in a press conference in Guwahati demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged involvement of Sarma in the Louis Berger bribery scandal.

000 people, the main source of corruption and leakages,said Ravichandar Bangalore has 13000 km and TenderSure is barely scratching the surface But not everybody is happy with the way things are turning out Corporators accuse TenderSure of subverting processes and clandestinely privatising roads Some bureaucrats and the police accuse project leadersof not consulting all agencies and say that the specs will substantially reduce the carriageway for motorists and further clog the roads These could be the rumblings of discontent among those who see TenderSure as the death knell for massive corruption in road works The “system” couldbe waiting to kill TenderSure But if Bangalore’s residents enthusiastically use the 12 stretches of TenderSure roads to drive in uniform two-lane traffic and walk bike and window shop there isa good chance that the project will be a “test lab success” whose standards will set the paradigm for future road works If not it will be business as usual Roads will continue to be laid and relaid while money will leak out and line the pockets of corrupt politicians and officials [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sweta Dutta | New Delhi | Published: July 7 2016 9:53 am Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan at a press conference in Punjab (Express photo by Jaipal Singh) Top News A faux pas by senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan during the launch of the Youth Manifesto in Amritsar and by the party’s leadership in designing the manifesto cover are being read as the party’s lack of understanding Punjab where religious sentiment can be easily hurt While Khetan likened the Youth Manifesto to the Guru Granth Sahib the holy book of the Sikhs the cover of the copy had a broom – the party’s election symbol – superimposed on an image of the Golden Temple with party supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s picture on the side Sikh pressure groups have not just protested against the two issues but have also filed complaints with the Election Commission of India for hurting religious sentiments Party leaders though not seasoned politicians have learnt from their experiences in Delhi and pulled out an old trick from their hat – of apologising instead of counter-arguing Khetan and other senior party functionaries have apologised profusely on both counts insisting they ‘did not mean any harm’ and have been hoping that puts an end to the matter “If you admit your mistake and apologise it is the end of the matter There is nothing left for the opponent to pull you up on” a party worker remarked Share This Article Related Article The AAP’s core team that is replicating its Delhi model of Dialogue Commission organisation building and poll strategy are all outsiders and not Sikhs thus becoming easy game for the party’s political rivals The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP and Congress have often alleged that the party does not understand the ‘culture’ and social fabric of the state and the two recent incidents and the subsequent apologies are being seen as embarrassing ‘own goals’ In its defence the AAP dismisses the ‘outsider’ allegations and insists that the Punjab Dialogue Commission chief and veteran journalist Kanwar Sandhu a Sikh and very much an ‘insider’ was the one to design the Youth Manifesto cover Insiders maintain that it was partly an oversight and partly unforeseen “If you look at the cover closely you will see there is the Golden Temple then the sarovar and then the party symbol It is quite a distance away Where else would we have put the symbol But these things are made an issue before the elections and we do not want to fan the fire so we have repeatedly apologised Though on the ground people know that this is the ruling party’s petty politics” said a member of the party’s core team in Punjab In Khetan’s case the party has little to defend and agrees that he made an impulsive and unsolicited statement though with ‘no intention to hurt any religious sentiments’ That it was avoidable is beyond doubt To add to the existing trouble there is AAP MLA Naresh Yadav’s alleged involvement in the desecration of the Quran in Malerkotla For a party that was leading hands down in the poll surveys so far such controversies do not bode well and it will now be for the party to get back to being on the offensive once again For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: December 22 Director Velraj has been replaced by Soundarya while Sean Roldan will be scoring music instead of Anirudh Ravichander. adopted by a majority of 61 per cent, One of the slain militants was identified as Kifayat Ahmad Khanday, News18 The encounter, we see Ronit Roy getting into the same role but he is more of a Gabbar we would say. right and center to anyone who would try to act smart. Just consider the ways in which lucky breaks have come his way.

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