Comments on: Women wield power in election wrangling Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: SY Mon, 18 May 2009 05:12:56 +0000 Dear Tamil Nadu,
Jayalalitha in nothing in the world of politic.She is just a cinema actor with no caliber of bringing in foreign investment into Tamil Nadu.She is more interested in herself than the people.Ask yourself how much money of the tax payers she spend on so call adopted son,that`s your money.Why always choose a cinema personal to be in politic,why not try someone with good education background,knows about bringing in investment and first of all building a good pavement of roads in Chenai.Also build some public toilets around town for foreign tourist and wipe the smell of shits.

By: Mani Venkat Sun, 17 May 2009 16:43:05 +0000 The main reason for the failure of AIADMK is that she was not at all worried of Sri Lankan Tamils when the issue was burning all over. But during election she suddenly showed interest and started talking in favour of seperate Tamil Ealem, which was not achieved by many for many decades. The general public realised the switching stands and voted accordingly.

By: Sarfa Sun, 17 May 2009 10:11:06 +0000 I totally agree with you Suresh. Being a well educated politician like Jayalalitha lacks clear policies for her own. Whatever comes on her way, she picks up and not even thinks about the past and future.
If she changes her so called egoism, she will turn out to be well respected leader by all on the current political scenario in Tamil Nadu.

By: Suresh Sat, 16 May 2009 13:31:09 +0000 Jayalalitha is still immature in the politics. Her accompanies are not good and she is not encouraging or respecting the second level leaders in her party. After all she expects everyone in her party to fall on her legs to get the so called “blessings” even though many of them are much much older than her.
She learns only by doing mistakes at heavier prices. Tamilnadu state knows her history of spending millions of tax payers money to lavishly celebrate her so called adopted son’s marriage. She later jailed the same “adopted son” on false charges.
Her policies with Srilankan Tamil issue is also not clear.
Jayalalitha should change her attitude and policies like Sonia Gandhi if she want to survive in the tough Indian/Tamilnadu politics.

By: Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan Sat, 16 May 2009 02:56:29 +0000 The projections for the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections are the UPA & NDA put to gether works out to be 420. Though this is a biased projection Ms Bahen Mayawati, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh have always been saying that UPA & NDA have been cheating the people..Now the voters will no longer afford to be cheated by them.The voters will bring a change like the US did. The entire people’s representatives have decided to upgrade Bahen Mayawati from Chief Minister to Prabuddha Bharatha Mata as Prime Minister despite the biased CEC, Executive, Judiciary and the media.
Mayawati will be PM
This country, famous for the Taj Mahal, is also known as the SC/ST capital. And people here are busy debating if Mayawati – the woman who has risen from the bottom of the social hierarchy to be Uttar Pradesh chief minister – will finally get a shot at the country’s top post.

Before the verdict of the 15th Lok Sabha is finally out, residents no wonder say ‘Mayawati will be offered the prime ministership and history will not repeat itself like in 1977, when Jagjivan Ram, the tallest Scheduled Caste leader then, was sidelined by anti-SC/ST elements who installed Morarji Desai in the post’.

In numerous tea shops across the country , in the SC/ST neighbourhoods of Jagdishpura, Bodla, Gwalior road and elsewhere, the concern for Mayawati, chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party, is all too evident.

Now the entire people want to see Mayawati as the prime minister in general and the SC/ST in particular are unanimous that she fully deserves the post as she is not only an efficient administrator but also the icon of crores of people.
A Buddhist monk said if Mayawati – who has so far gone with the Third Front, in which the Left is a key player – plays her cards intelligently she could emerge as the new rallying point in the current political scenario.

It was a year and a half ago that Mayawati began to be projected as a future prime minister by several political groups, including the Leftists, and she herself has made her ambition all too evident. A section of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders has also demonstrated a soft corner for her.

Analysts here say for the Leftists in India the present moment is a historic opportunity.

They will support Mayawati’s ascendance to the top job.

Mayawati’s name appeared some months ago in the roster of 100 most powerful and influential women in the world, published by a prestigious American journal.

Many compare her meteoric rise with US’ first black President Barack Obama.

A protege of late BSP founder Kanshi Ram, she rose from being a humble teacher to chief minister of a state which is bigger than the Russian federation in population and which sends the largest contingent of parliamentarians to India’s Lok Sabha.

It was Mayawati who, through sheer aggressive posturing and hard bargaining, not only ruled the state thrice but has now presented herself as an indispensable actor in the power game in New Delhi.

Her spectacular rise has meant the end of political invalidity of the SC/STs and their consolidation into a crucial political constituency. They form 15 percent of the Indian electorate.

For the moment at least, Mayawati has filled a vital emotional vacuum and given a new lease of hope to the downtrodden often described as the ‘wretched of the earth’.