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BJP state President Mangal Pandey said Amit Shah AFP The incident happened when Shah was going from the ground floor of the state guest house to the first floor along with party in-charge for Bihar Bhupendra Yadav Secretary Nagendra and General Secretary Saudan Singh and a couple of security personnel And even as the BJP blamed the Bihar government Lalu Prasad Yadav was quick to jump to their defence saying: A man as fat as Amit Shah shouldn’t hv entred Patna lift as Bihar lifts are nt made to carry such fat ppl: Lalu Yadav pictwittercom/OwaBkxmvuy — ANI (@ANI_news) August 21 2015 He was ultimately rescued by CRPF personnel who were present there as part of his Z+ security cover They had to tear apart steel doors of the elevator to pull out Shah and other leaders trapped inside Shah left for New Delhi by flight this morning Slamming the state government for the incident senior BJP leader CP Thakur said "conspiracy" cannot be ruled out "Rivals keep speaking ill against BJP and its chief throughout the day Conspiracy cannot be ruled out in the incident" Thakur said The state BJP chief said "It is a gross dereliction of duty by the people responsible for facilities at the state guest house There was nobody present there to deal with such emergencies despite the fact that a person having Z+ security cover was staying there" However the state government dismissed the charge and attributed the incident to "overloading" Principal Secretary Cabinet Coordination Shishir Sinha who had visited the state guest house after the episode with Secretary Information and Public Relations Department Pratyay Amrit said "Prima facie overloading appears to be the cause of the incident" "The lift at the state guest house is brand new with a total capacity of 340 kg People accompanying Shah said more than five persons were in the lift at that time which apparently means there was more weight than the permissible limit" Sinha told PTI "Normally four persons are permitted at a time to use this lift but in the present case there was more weight than permitted because of which the lift got stuck 6 inches before the destination" he said The cabinet department principal secretary said the building construction department which maintained the lift at the state guest house had deployed engineers to restore its functioning The BJP President had come to Patna yesterday to participate in the function of a prominent Hindi daily and was staying at the state guest house Recounting the horror Pandey said all attempts to open the doors of the lift failed The caretaker of the place was not of much use in the situation and people waiting on the ground and first floors of the guest house became anxious about the condition of those trapped inside "Nothing worked and around 40 minutes passed It was then that CRPF was asked to break open the doors It did so and Shah and other leaders were rescued" Pandey said adding "Once the doors were broken the trapped persons came out" He made a scathing attack on the Nitish Kumar government for "mismanagement" which resulted in the episode "The entire system seems to have collapsed in the state under present government" Pandey said Union Minister of State for Food Processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti who was here suspected "conspiracy" and sought a probe into the incident "Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad would never succeed whatever they do against BJP leaders" she said PTI PTI Marseille France:Fresh clashes erupted on Saturday between football fans gathered in the southern French city of Marseille ahead of a Euro 2016 match between England and Russia police said Security forces fired tear gas to disperse fighting fans for a third day in a row just hours before the match which is one of five Euro games classed as high-risk for hooliganism An England fan throws back a tear gas canister following clashes between England fans and police personnel in the city of Marseille AFP "Police intervened in a clash between English Russian and French supporters in the Vieux-Port district" said local police chief Laurent Nunez Meanwhile three England fans and a French woman were to appear in court Saturday charged with acts of violence in Marseille the state prosecutor’s office said All four were held in custody overnight after being arrested for throwing bottles and other objects at police as trouble flared on Friday One of the three English nationals picked up is a minor and will appear before a juvenile judge A Frenchman arrested for violence and theft with violence on Thursday appeared before a judge earlier Saturday Police made a total of seven arrests during the clashes on Friday night which ended with hundreds of boozed-up and bare-chested fans stood beer glasses in hand staring down French riot police French police have offered to escort England fans to the match for their own safety The scenes of street battles from Marseille over the past 48 hours have evoked unhappy memories of hooliganism by England fans in the port city during the 1998 World Cup British police ‘chasing down suspects’ after train bombing | Reuters World Reuters Sep 16 2017 05:17:35 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Sep 16 2017 05:17 AM | Updated Date: Sep 16 2017 05:17 AM Tags : It was 930 PM on a Monday night I had just finished a marathon interview with domestic veteran Pankaj Singh at the Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra a poular suburb in western Mumbai There was one more in the pipeline – Kuldeep Yadav Both Pankaj and Kuldeep were playing for Rest of India in the Irani Trophy and had stayed put at the same hotel I pondered whether to call up Kuldeep this late with the final day of the Irani Trophy to be played the next day I took a chance fortunately he answered the call and true to his promise readily agreed to do the interview As I entered the room he greeted my colleague and me with his trademark swag Kuldeep Yadav in action in the Duleep Trophy Image courtesy: BCCI website Kuldeep belongs to a rare breed of spinners — the Chinaman and with his unorthodox style there always comes real excitement The UP boy knew his selection was round the corner and his hard work has finally paid off He has been given a maiden call-up for the Test side against Bangladesh on the back of a successful domestic season after leg spinner Amit Mishra was ruled out due to injury At the Taj Lands End hotel Kuldeep didn’t take time to get into the groove There was an air of confidence as he spoke to Firstpost about his career and Chinaman bowling in his typical flamboyant style You started your cricket career as a fast bowler and later on went on to become a Chinaman bowler Talk us through your transition Actually for me it was very difficult when I started my cricketing career I wasn’t interested in cricket initially Instead I started for fitness In 2003 I was a huge fan of Wasim bhai (Wasim Akram) So obviously I loved fast bowling as I was a left-arm fast bowler When I stepped on the field at an academy I only practiced fast bowling for about four-five months Then one day my coach called me and said that from today you won’t continue fast bowling I don’t know why he felt that Then he told me to bowl spin The first ball I bowled was Chinaman I wasn’t even aware what a Chinaman is I just held the ball and bowled and it turned out to be a Chinaman Luckily it was natural for me The coach thought it was something special and if we work on this we would achieve some good results in the future How much time did it take for you to perfect the Chinaman To be very honest it took me a while because it required a lot of regular practice When I was in the seventh standard I sparsely attended school because I practiced in the mornings From 6 AM to 10 AM I just bowled to the batsmen then single wickets drills etc Then again I used to come back by 2 PM and continue that same routine during the nets In that period slowly it interested me My sir showed me various ways of bowling how it should be how I should touch the feet how the alignment should be I was passionate about learning thinking that if I follow this improvements can be seen From there the whole process started How much did Shane Warne influence you Obviously since childhood I’ve been watching videos of Shane Warne I used to follow him only as a Chinaman bowler He bowls leg spin from his right-hand and I bowl from my left So that is the only difference Rest the releasing point alignments pivot etc I learnt by watching him Watching him bowl inspired me I used to watch a lot of his videos on how he turns the ball The best thing about him is that he managed to pick wickets on Australian and English wickets where the ball doesn’t turn much but he did it with his drift and turn and that is a big thing for spinners What are the advantages of being a Chinaman bowler I think there is nothing like an advantage as nowadays we watch a lot of videos there are a lot of facilities (with advanced technology) But obviously we don’t see a Chinaman bowler in every team so it’s a plus point because it is difficult for the batsmen to pick whether it’s a wrong’un a flipper or a leg spin So that is the advantage but it is just for some time as once it’s revealed there is not much advantage left for the bowlers When do you decide to bowl the ‘wrong’un’ The wrong’un depends on how the batsman is playing Some of them are technically adept and play extremely well attack well and will pick your wrong’un very early So I rarely bowl that delivery to them But I always use the it against a new batsman I shouldn’t be revealing this (cheeky smile) but it is said that when a new batsman comes to the crease any bowler would like to dismiss him as early as possible Also it depends on the format If you are playing in T20s then it is effective If you are playing the longer format you first set up the batsman don’t reveal much and then you bowl the wrong’un which makes it easier for the bowler to trap the batsman Kuldeep Yadav bowls for India in the U-19 ICC World Cup Image courtesy: ICC website What is the most difficult part of Chinaman bowling If you are doing all the hard work I don’t think you find anything difficult If you start with it initially you might face an issue with the landing For a leg-spinner or a Chinaman bowler it is not easy to bowl consistently on a particular spot There are some batsmen who don’t understand anything and go for the attack as an option to get away So to bowl at the right spot at that time with variations becomes difficult Sometimes you get a very good wicket for batting It is difficult at the time to contain runs and take wickets So there are just the normal things which are problematic but if you work hard on your bowling practice regularly then I don’t think it is that difficult What are the challenges that a Chinaman bowler faces while bowling on Indian wickets In India sometimes we get good turners but nowadays in domestic cricket we hardly find them Since the time I started playing I don’t think I have bowled on any turning wicket I prefer wickets with grass because it is very helpful — the ball skids and goes through the wickets I find it better to bowl on those wickets rather than bowling on full or square turners because it makes the bowl travel slow towards the batsman making it easier for him to pick So I believe that a grassy wicket would be more effective for me What do you do when the pitch doesn’t assist you Actually sometimes it happens that bowlers don’t get supporting wickets so it’s best to contain runs which I find it difficult to do I have tried it sometimes If you want to try and contain you must take wickets If you take wickets runs will automatically be contained So whenever I get a batting wicket I focus on bowling good length balls and don’t provide room to the batsman If he hits a good shot it does not matter that your ball was good That has been my plan — to bowl in a particular section of the pitch stop runs from both sides keep the batsmen under pressure which will give you the upper hand and chances of getting them out What goes on in your head when the batsman is continuously attacking Obviously when a batsman attacks you think that there’s a chance of him getting out It’s like a 50-50 game we can get hit or we can dismiss him So I always bowl thinking that the batsman should hit where I want him to Then I push the position of my fielders further behind knowing that if I bowl a bit into the batsman the ball will travel towards mid-wicket or if I bowl a googly it will run towards the cover So according to that I set up the field position If the batsman hits even after that then it’s a great shot but if he is trapped then surely it’s a wicket How many times do you vary your pace in an over It depends on the who the batsman is If it’s a T20 then of course it is important to vary the pace while bowling You know that you can’t bowl the same way every single time as you will concede a lot of runs If you are playing in ‘days’ cricket then you should bowl slow give it flight and deceive the batsman So it depends on what format I bowl Let’s say if I am playing in ODI then it is a must to vary the pace and so is the case with T20s In ‘days’ cricket I normally provide more flight because I like it I sometimes do that while playing T20s and ODIs too What has been the turning point in your career so far Turning point. Obviously when I was playing U-19 it was my first year for the state I took seven wickets and scored 80-odd runs at the Wankhede Stadium at that time the Mumbai Indians squad had come there to watch and they selected me (after watching that performance) I was with them for two years it was a very good experience for me I was U-16 that time I felt really good after meeting the senior players and got to learn a lot Then in the same year I played for India U-19 So getting that exposure in that U-16 age was a big thing for me In 2014 I played in World Cup for India U-19 and performed well Then I played for KKR and also met Wasim bhai It was like a dream that I was meeting Wasim bhai talking to him and sharing my experiences It felt good and helped me improve a lot What inputs from Anil Kumble proved to be helpful Anil sir told me that my right hand comes into use a bit less If you use it more you will extract more turn and bounce and that was very effective for me when I tried I am trying to improve that slowly and hopefully it will be a good thing for me You also impressed Sachin Tendulkar in the nets It was my first day I had flown back from Australia after playing U-19s The Mumbai Indians manager called me up in the morning and said Sachin Paaji will bat in the nets at around 1 PM you have to come to bowl I went blank I have to bowl to Sachin Tendulkar At that time I just kept thinking how do I bowl what do I plan Then I went to the nets bowled to him and got him out too That was the best moment for me at that time I was really happy Then I spoke to (Sachin) sir he asked me about the U-19 series and what’s happening there I told him it didn’t go well for me I just scalped three wickets from two matches it wasn’t my best He replied saying don’t worry you are bowling well just work on it He asked me to talk to the other players there is Bhajju pa he told me to talk to him and learn from him He spoke with me for 10-15 minutes at that time I was silent and wasn’t able to speak anything So it was a big thing for me that I met him and spoke to him Which delivery did you bowl A wrong’un or a Chinaman No I bowled him a normal Chinaman ball he got an inside edge onto his stumps He was very impressed that someone was bowling Chinaman he had played only Brad Hogg before this Kolkata Knight Riders Kuldeep Yadav celebrates after taking a wicket in the IPL AFP What was the biggest thing you learnt from Hogg while in KKR The biggest thing for me was the way a 45-year-old Brad Hogg remains involved in the game and that is the one thing I’ve been thinking of To be as involved as him I have also learnt a lot in the bowling department How to read the batsman how to plan for the next one and how to bowl if the batsman is looking to attack There is a difference between our style of bowling He bowls a bit faster than what I do He knows it and I know it We worked a lot on variation – the wrong’un and the flipper He provided me immense support during nets where he backed me with various drills and bowling methods You were the highest wicket-taker and the highest run-getter for UP in the Ranji Trophy and you also had a good Duleep Trophy So how did you achieve this turnaround When the IPL ended I was in constant touch with Adrian (Le Roux) sir I worked a lot on my fitness After IPL I just concentrated on training and bowling all the time These were the only two things I was into But as the Duleep Trophy approached I felt light bowled with ease and my fitness levels had gone up I was fielding gracefully and never felt weak So my biggest secret was that I was extremely fit Even when I bowled long spells I didn’t feel tired Before that I had gone for my fitness tests in NCA and even my results were good And then Duleep Trophy started I felt very confident and ready for a good performance I followed the same thing during the Ranji Trophy I was regularly training and even between the matches I continued training I never felt weak and I continued following a 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The Akhil Bharatiya Sahitya Sammelan Mahamandal, Messi, Amreli, !? — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 13 2017 thank you so much that is the intention love always http://s.tco/Da49T2RQHO — Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) July 13 2017 It is not only Amitabh who is upset with the livewire of Bollywood Ranveer Apparently his Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Priyanka Chopra too is not happy But she has her own reasons Remember how Ranveer shaved off his beard and moustache to get into the shoes of younger Allauddin Khilji in Padmavati and the way he was crying over losing his favourite look So Priyanka finds Ranveer’s obsession with his facial hair over the board Ranveer had posted the photo of his shaved off hair on his Instagram and captioned it “I’ll miss you” Priyanka found the image ‘gross’ as she left a comment on that Sorry Ranveer but we will have to agree with Priyanka We hope Ranveer will make up to both Priyanka and senior Bachchan soon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh | Updated: May 7 2017 8:09 am Accused Sarwan Bhatia Top News KAMAL KUMAR a resident of Naya Gaon and complainant against two employees of the state transport department has been running from pillar to post to get an all India permit for his brand new Honda Amaze for the last four days and whenever he visited the transport department’s office at Sector 17 the accused raised an objection “Once I was clearly told that my file will be passed for Rs 19300 that is Rs 16000 as registration fee for my new car and Rs 3300 late fee that is Rs 50 per day since February 22 the day I bought the car But the actual fee is only Rs 9000 I produced my documents at the transport department office on May 2” said Kumar a part-time clerk with a lawyer in the Punjab and Haryana High Court “I came to know about the real intention of junior assistant Sarwan Bhatia when I found the actual fees from other drivers who informed me that without paying bribe it is very difficult to get permit for any vehicle in this department” he maintained Sarwan along with contractual employee Deep Singh was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 18300 from Kumar on Friday “I pleaded with Sarwan not to charge extra citing my tight financial condition and he gave me a rebate of Rs 1000” said Kumar Sources in the investigating agency said “Bhatia has been working in the office of the Punjab state transport department for the last one-and-a-half years He was not entitled to receiving fees in cash from the applicants Applicants can deposit the fee online and Sarwan’s work was to forward the applicant’s file along with the receipt of online payment” Sarwan and Deep have been sent to police custody for two days by a special CBI court on Saturday In the remand plea the CBI counsel claimed that the role of some other employees of the transport department were yet to be verified For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 14 2017 5:17 am The disease is common in tribal areas where healthcare facilities and sanitation are poor (Representative Image) Related News Aiming at eradicating leprosy by 2018 the state government has kick-started a second round of intensive door-to-door screening to diagnose hidden leprosy population in 22 districts of Maharashtra The campaign running from September 6 to 20 has so far screened over a crore people and referred suspected 70000 people for confirmatory test Maharashtra has got sanctioned a budget of Rs 9 crore for 2017-18 to eliminate leprosy under the National Health Mission In the current drive a population of 546 crore in 234 talukas will be screened In 2016 a similar drive had screened 35 crore people and diagnosed 4322 patients suffering from leprosy “We expect to diagnose a higher number this time because a larger population will be screened Those found positive will be put on Rifampicin treatment Referrals will be made to primary health posts and district hospitals” said Dr Sanjeev Kamble in-charge of National Leprosy Eradication Programme in the state He added that of 70000 currently suspected less than 2000 are expected to test positive for the infectious disease “If patients are detected in early stages the treatment is easy and disease can be reversed Our aim is to diagnose as many as possible” said Dr VV Pai attached to the Bombay Leprosy Project In 2016 the state government had focused on 16 districts with incidence of leprosy higher than one per 10000 population This year the focus is on districts where incidence is higher than 08 per 10000 people The disease is common in tribal areas where healthcare facilities and sanitation are poor During the current campaign 35058 teams of health officials have been trained and deputed to physically examine residents for skin patches considered a classic symptoms of leprosy For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 27 2017 4:17 am An abandoned ‘haunted’ house between Cutchi Memon and Bohra Graveyard at Mangalwadi Girgaon (Source: Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran) Related News ‘Shrine of a ghost to control ghosts’ ‘Ghost Chawl’ These are some of the ‘haunted’ places that one can see during the Grisly Girgaon Ghost Walk Organised by Khaki Tours the host narrates 16-17 stories of haunted homes and cemeteries through a two-hour walk “My maternal side of the family is from Girgaon and I have been hearing these stories from childhood Traditionally the sea-face is considered inauspicious to live in and only people like fishermen whose livelihood is dependent on the sea live there As people entered the city from the port on the eastern side the western coast was called the Backbay The locals used the area for their burial grounds” explains Bharat Gothoskar the organiser of the tour As the town grew the paddy fields and coconut groves in the area were converted into a residential zone that we call ‘Girgaon’ That is where the ghost stories began coming from Said to be the ‘first of its kind’ in Mumbai owing to the spooky nature of the tour they allow only people above 18 years of age to participate in it and limit the group to 20 people “There are many stories of ghosts in Khotachiwadi but they are only legends and the idea is not to scare anybody If I am to have heritage walks in Girgaon there could be many But I wanted to base it on a theme” said Gothoskar To be held on September 9 the walk will start from S K Patil Udhyan at 10 pm The host will take you on a two-km walk to different ‘haunted spots’ of Girgaon and end it at a graveyard near Charni Road station at midnight For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: September 5 2014 11:46 pm Related News Goodluck Guru a cheerful presence in the mornings of India News watchers had astrological tips this week on how to conceive a son This quest is wholly illusory while tips on how to conceive at all would be much more useful after the toll that pollution and stress are taking on human sexuality But the prime minister’s speech on Teacher’s Day reminded us among other things how deep our gender bias runs Narendra Modi used the word balak (boy) to refer to children at least three times more often than balika (girl) And balika found utterance much later Mind he’s an excellent communicator who is alive to the political importance of women and who had broken with Independence Day tradition to foreground the need for toilets for women students Modi’s “Extra Class” (NDTV India’s logo) or “Modi ki Pathshala” (NDTV’s English logo; yes the channels swapped languages) was excellent spectacle and the anecdote about him sneaking into weddings to staple men and women together by their clothes was brilliant But there was something slightly uneasy-making about children from all over the country being wired up to a broadcast system The interactive Q&A where children from off-track places like Bastar Leh and Tinsukia called in felt artificial Too few of the questions sounded spontaneous and far too many were clearly rehearsed The success of ISIS in recruiting a handful of Indian youth has spurred Al Qaeda into marketing itself in South Asia with Ayman Al-Zawahiri releasing a video that travelled faster than a nude celebrity cache Since the marketing drives of such organisations generally feature the shedding of innocent blood on a spectacular scale Goodluck Guru’s thoughts on repopulating the subcontinent after ISIS and Al Qaeda have played their tournament could be interesting Meanwhile Times Now asks “Has India’s worst fear about terrorism via Pakistan been confirmed” But fortunately its hawks don’t go all the way and ask: “Shall we nuke Isloo” Aajtak Tez is going deep into the exhausted theme of the NDA government’s 100 days evaluating its performance ministry by ministry but not exactly minister by minister The track record of the Home Ministry dwelled on the promotion of Hindi the crackdown on NGOs and apparently giant strides made in the evolution of a strategy against Maoism However there was nothing about Rajnath Singh being cut down to a rubber stamp which is an open secret that has found its way into print Paradoxically in comparison with such promos the government-affiliated channels do better Doordarshan News has been asking repeatedly ever since the Sensex punched through the 23000 mark if the bull run is real and sustainable DD actually does a good job in business news They have the Nikkei Hang Seng S&P Nasdaq the whole shebang and they don’t shy away from telling you the bad news when they tank Which private business channels routinely do Or consider Lok Sabha TV whose discussions being lower decibel than those on private corporatised channels are actually comprehensible Difficult 100-day questions are being asked there too Wasn’t black money supposed to be hauled back out of Zurich as a priority And does Narendra Modi’s Jana Dhana scheme offer real inclusion For that matter doesn’t the fast-track gubernatorialisation of former chief justice P Sathasivam feel like real inclusion by the present government several news outlets wanted to know And they wanted to feel included too So Sathasivam spoke excusively to Times Now And less than half an hour later he liberally gave another exclusive to NewsX The ether waspositively shuddering under the weight of so many exclusives featuring the same human seen in the same balcony somewhere in Erode Somewhat erodes the meaning of exclusive [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday hailed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as a "tigress" for decimating the communists in her state a task which the saffron party said the Congress and the BJP had "failed" to do The remarks come two days after Thackeray met the TMC supremo at a south Mumbai hotel "Some of the stands by Mamata Banerjee may be controversial and some of them may not match with that of the Sena’s But in her state she decimated the communists against whom the Shiv Sena has always fought Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met Mamata Banerjee on 2 November Firstpost/Sanjay Sawant "The tigress did what the Congress and the BJP could not do She brought to an end the 25-long rule of the communists" the Sena said in an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana "For doing so she did not have to tamper with the EVM machines or buy votes People gave her the responsibility to lead the state with a lot of trust But attempts are now being made to stall development and create financial problems in West Bengal "It is not right to add to the woes of a state and push it backwards just because it does not subscribe to your school of thoughts That state (Bengal) is a part of India and derailing its development hinders the development of the nation" it said Referring to Thackeray’s meeting with Banerjee on Thursday the Sena in a veiled attack on the BJP said those who raised questions over the meeting should explain the rationale behind joining hands with "separatists and pro-Pakistanis in Kashmir for the sake of power" "Union consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan who had resigned from the then Vajpayee government post the Godhra riots is with you today (Saturday) while Kashmiri Pandits are still helpless and displaced and the Ram temple (in Ayodhya) is yet to be built" the editorial noted "Before pointing fingers at us look at these issues with a tinge of ‘Mamata’ (affection) Those who forged a friendship with pro-Pakistani (Jammu and Kashmir chief minister) Mehbooba (Mufti) should not point fingers at us" the Sena added Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: November 26 2009 1:30 pm Related News Fishermen at Badhwar Parkfrom where ten Pakistani terrorists entered Mumbai on their diabolic missionfeel there is still a lack of surveillance post 26/11 and have sought reservation for fishermen in the police force to guard the coastline “There has still not been much improvement in security along Mumbai’s shores Anyone can land in the city through the sea The security needs to be upgraded by setting up police stations with adequately armed personnel and boats equipped with tracking and warning systems on boats” National Federation of Fishermen’s Co-operatives Chairman Damodar Tandel told reporters “The city has a 114 km long coastline with 20 landing stations and over 5000 fishing vessels” he said “As the State government is in the process of recruiting 15000 police personnelwe have requested State Home Minister R R Patil to provide 10 per cent quota to fishermen as they know the sea so well They just need proper training” Tandel said He suggested the Maharashtra government to follow in the footsteps of Gujarat Governmentwhich has spent Rs 100 crore for installing tracking and warning systems on 10000 boats ThisTandel saidwould not only help check terrorist activitiesbut also come in handy during storms and flood Stating that the identity cards issued by the government to fishermen did not make them feel secureTandel said”I do not understand why they are providing us with I-cards We are not terrorists What the government needs is effective patrolling of our shores” Bharat Tandela resident of Macchimar Nagar in Colabawho claimed to have seen the terrorists land on Mumbai shoressaid”When I saw a group of people carrying huge bags on their shouldersI went up to them to ask where they were from and one of them told me just go away” The ten dreaded terrorists came by a dinghyKubera private Indian fishing boat from Porbandar in Gujaraton the night of November 26 last year and marched towards their targets without raising any suspision Damodar Tandel claimed he had received information from a Gujarat-based fisherman Devabhai Bhagat about the possibility of landing of firearms in Mumbai via sea “I had passed on the information to DCP Madhukar Kohe Had the security forces acted promptlyan attack like 26/11 could have been averted” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWhen a couple in its eighties chooses to write a letter to a communist party it has loyally served for over six decades it calls for immediate attention And when that couple happens to be Professor Irfan Habib the 85-year-old doyen of Medieval Indian history and his economist wife Professor Sayera Habib one can surmise that the situation is definitely much more than merely serious The Habibs have always been political but they are not into politics in the sense it is understood nowadays In short they have no political ambition only deeply felt concern for the future of India and a realisation that their party — the Communist Party of India (Marxist) — was not doing the right thing to save the countryfrom fascists In their opinion the three-day meeting of the party’s Central Committee held from 18 to 20 June in New Delhi has failed to “offer a tactical line appropriate to that situation” Their concerns emanate from a realisation that the present BJP government is not “just another parliamentary government of a bourgeois party” but represents “a regime which openly acclaims the semi-fascist ideology of the RSS is unconditionally committed to meeting all the demands of the top elements of the corporate sector Indian and foreign and is continuously undermining in the most naked fashion (through saffronising education raising new communal issues etc) the secular basis of our nation” They maintain that the CPM’s primary object should be “to isolate the BJP as far as possible and form a broad united front with all other democratic forces so as to foil the BJP’s plan of gaining control over the states still outside its orbit and finally to secure its defeat the parliamentary elections due in 2019” File image of Irfan Habib Wikimedia Commons What the Habibs are saying amounts to accusing the CPM leadership of having failed to identify the principal contradiction or the main political enemy in the present situation The political-tactical line flows directly from such identification and in their view the principal contradiction is obviously between the fascist forces led by the RSS-BJP combine and the democracy-loving Indian people Therefore “the major task today of all democratic forces including the CPM should be to offer firm united resistance to the BJP’s offensive and its attempt to seize total power” In short the Habibs are supporting what has come to be known within the CPM as the Bengal line that calls for uniting with all democratic forces including the Congress to defeat the BJP They are also calling for the formation of a widest possible anti-fascist popular front against the saffron forces However this line militates against the party’s political-tactical line of building a “non-Congress non-BJP” alliance or front Historically the CPM has been swinging between the two lines of maintaining “equidistance” from both the Congress and the BJP and aligning with the secular Congress to defeat the communal BJP In the Bihar Assembly election it shunned the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) of the RJD JD(U) and Congress to form a Left alliance and drew a blank As the Habibs point out there was a real danger of BJP winning in the elections but for the emergence of a popular wave in support of the grand alliance Strange things are happening in the CPM On 10 July the West Bengal state committee severely criticised the party’s national leadership — Politburo and the Central Committee — and accused it of “arbitrariness” It also accused the leadership of having shown “disrespect to the 215 crore voters of the state who voted in favour of the Congress-CPM alliance” This was the first time that a state committee had openly attacked the central leadership thus proving the critics right that the so-called “democratic centralism” does not really work in practice And this will also be perhaps for the first time that instead of the central leadership a state committee will hold its own plenum to collectively brainstorm its future political course The West Bengal unit has decided to hold such a plenum in September It may also be recalled that the West Bengal unit was also not happy with the central leadership’s decision to withdraw support from the UPA in 2008 The party’s graph ever since has seen a consistent downward trend Even before the CPM leadership could react to the Habibs’ note Prasenjit Bose jumped into the fray and countered their view Bose is a JNU-trained young economist whose meteoric rise in the party hierarchy came to an abrupt end just like a meteor when he was expelled in 2012 on account of his opposition to the party’s decision to support the Congress’ presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Bose whose intellectual arrogance oozes in his rejoinder raised all kinds of questions about the corruption of the UPA-II the internal mess of the Congress and quality of Rahul Gandhi’s leadership while dubbing the Habibs as “apologists” of the Congress party He also conjured up a possibility of a tie-up between the Congress and the TMC in not too distant a future Not only that he took a shockingly sexist stance and treated the joint letter written by the Habibs as if it was written by Irfan Habib alone While he does mention the joint authorship of the note in the beginning he addresses only Irfan Habib in the rest of his rejoinder In contrast to the view held by the West Bengal unit of the CPM which is obviously in much closer contact with the people of the state than an intellectual like Bose he opines that the party could have become the main Opposition party in the state Assembly had it not joined hands with the Congress In short he claimed to know the ground situation in West Bengal better than those CPM cadres and leaders who have been facing the Trinmool Congress onslaught on a daily basis Such problems will recur if communist parties in India do not have a fresh look at their organisational principles and practices In a vast country like India with great regional diversities and with state and national politics in perpetual flux it is impractical and unwise to devise a single political-tactical line that can be changed or modified only at the next party congress that is held after a gap of at least three years The communist parties should learn from their adversary the BJP which can adapt itself with such adroitness that it leaves one surprised The way it forged political alliances in Jammu and Kashmir and in the North East are there for everybody to see It does not mean that communist parties should become wholly opportunistic or pursue politics sans principles However it does mean that they should find ways of adjusting to the ever-changing political situations in various states Moreover they should correct their self-image of being revolutionary organisations and should strive to become good effective and influential social democratic parties There is no air conditioning in the hospital, “It is evident from the Kanthi Dakshin bypoll result that our votes got transferred to BJP. The party had no roles on these matters, I did so well in the Ranji seasons from 2011 onwards but the call never came.

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