The educational criteria introduced by the former BJP-led government has been cancelled by the new Congress-led government in Rajasthan. Common folk can breathe a sigh of relief as they get their right back.
While it is easy to dismiss local body elections as non-political, the fact is it gives the Central government direct access and reach to the grassroots.
The electorate has sent a powerful message - it wants change. Not more violence. And the older parties are irrelevant to its real issues.
With the Valley on edge, it will be a challenge to conduct the elections peacefully.
Didi cannot be the champion of liberalism and remain silent over gruesome murders at the same time.
Some of her bastions have begun to show cracks and if not mended on time, they will turn into huge ravines, threatening to engulf her.
BJP is now the Opposition.
Two Left supporters were burnt to death a day before the poll at Kakdwip in the Sunderbans.
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The CPM in the state also paid heavily for it.
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