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Everything posted by G_B_

  1. TDP quits NDA

    even bjp have fielded yadavs in the cow belt. does not make them in a backbone
  2. TDP quits NDA

    and on kcr feel the trs are strong in rural areas. Their grip in urban was always suspect... https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/trs-battered-in-backyard-loses-key-ghmc-union-cries-sabotage/articleshow/63358931.cms Telangana urban BJP v TRS , rural Congress v TRS
  3. TDP quits NDA

    haven't they always? Reddys have been the backbone of the congress in AP (united). Just like lingayats and patels stand/stood behind the BJP in Kar and Guj. Large middle castes have stood behind bjp and cong
  4. Sending Shankar over DK

    hmm rate was manageable. if shanker struggling against BD then you have the wonder
  5. Incredible innings when it mattered the most
  6. TDP quits NDA

    Interesting thread, a few points as a non Telegu person interested in Andhra politics (1) CBN did jump ship. But so did KCR. Lets see KCR was in TDP then formed TRS. As head of TRS allied with Congress, BJP, Commies and even TDP itself. Basically everybody. Andhra politics is marked by jumping ship. Especially now. KCR is a much bigger ship jumper than CBN. In the same of CBN stabbing Rama Rao, the truth is Rama Rao was senile and had given control of party to his newly married much younger wife. Periyar did the same in TN by marrying a much younger women and naming her his heir. Result was even there Anna splitting to form the DMK. Act like a fool and somebody will call you for it. (2) Telangana happened because of the death of YSR. Till then the sentiments were kept in check as he was seen as a farmer friendly face. So while KCR played a blinder (even giving the impression to congress he would be its CM candidate and merge TRS into the Congress) luck has its part. On the partition (1) Andhra Pradesh was clearly a revenue deficit state. The problem with CBN was that he had grand plans and wanted to finish everything with 5 years. The demands were too much from the center which was faced already with a big deficit. Jharkhand became a new state with Ranchi as its capital. Chhatisgrah had Raipur. Andhra Pradesh should have formed assembly in Vizag. Its not as if the state had no cities. On top of Polavaram (with escalating costs) Amravathi was too much for any central government to fund, in a span of years. This is universally true regardless of Congress or BJP. On top of which CBN wanted farm waivers. Think about it rationally. The BJP had a low stake in AP. Are they going to oblige with such excessive demands for money when they have a majority and also are looking to reign in the budget deficit? (2) There are two sides to every coin. People of Telangana wanted their own state. Not splitting the state would have lead to heavy protests in Telangana. So you were not going to avoid anything. One set of people would always be unhappy. On current state (1) TDP is clearly up against it. Plan was to align with Pawan Kalyan to consolidate the kapu votes. TDP lost on both fronts. If they cant strike up an alliance with Pawan close to LS 2019 they are really up against it. (2) Jagan has played a masterstroke. Forced the TDP hand and ensured they quit well ahead of time as that CBN cannot announce any poll sops as andhra is a revenue deficit state. However the fundamental difference between the TDP and YSR is that the TDP is a much better organised party at the booth level. Opinion polls do not fully reflect that. Organisation can be a savior for the TDP. (3) BJP will not win anything in state by has a chance to hurt the TDP or YSR. BJP leadership is also Kapu. While they can bring up the demand of separate Rayalaseema to dent Jagan. Its a blessing that the BJP will fight Telangana a state in which they have an increasing footprint alone without the TDP who were always a block. (4) In both states its appears to be Reddys + minorities v Other forward castes. In Telangana I suspect the Congress is following the strategy of ensuring that they are a Reddy + Muslim party as a bare minimum to block the BJP from being the leader of opposition. BJP on the other hand are wooing OBC and BC castes aggressively. TRS will ally with MIM and may even ally with TDP to get settler votes. Its BJP v TRS alliance in urban areas and Congress v TRS in rural. In AP it will be TDP vs Pawan+ Commies vs YSR vs Cong vs BJP. Very fluid in both states.
  7. Vijay Shankar performance watch

    considering batting is his forte it does not bode well....
  8. I know its just some terrible meaningless tournament. But want to defeat BD so badly after their antics. That SL v BD game really brought this tournament to life.
  9. thankgod we won... relieved more than anything
  10. never do anything for these people. Its a thankless job. I can guarantee it that they will fault with something in the final.
  11. Bangladesh create history.

    the lankans were never really a team with played with integrity. who remembers the no ball to deny sehwag a century.
  12. Mahmudullah is unlucky

    yup literally the sanest BD player , Sakib was losing his mind
  13. get ready for more conspiracies during the final. I am an admin on ICF and even I endorse reading the BD cricket forum purely for the lolz.
  14. what if he activates magi mode.
  15. Bangladesh create history.

    good thing i decided to focus on work and skip this **** show. Regardless of who won
  16. seriously? everytime they want to make a point the western teams bring up kohli?
  17. my eyes...my eyes...my eyes....
  18. flamy

    I use a lubricant for self love
  19. Swami Prasad Mourya the current cabinet minister of UP was much worse with regards to comments. Atleast Agarwal formed his political career in the BJP. Mourya was hardcore BSP and was once considered its number 2. Defected from the BSP and won on a BJP ticket with ease. Do me a favour. Read up on the Agarwal.
  20. you do realise he was a BJP minister in the Rajanth Singh government in UP right? He just came back to the BJP.
  21. hmm ICC loves to ruin a good series dont they.
  22. Its frightening to see the pace at which Steyn and Morkel has been replaced in South Africa. Even Maharaj is looking like one of the best spinners South africa has produced (too early to say but has potential). South Africa just need 2-3 good solid batters. Markham has potential thats for sure. But not sure on the likes of Bruyn. AB will retire probably soon from Test cricket (within a year). Faf should be around for another 2-3 years. On the whole fair to say South africa are going to remain an extremely competitive side in test cricket.
  23. Indian State Elections 2018

    Thats flawed reasoning. BJP strategically weakened their campaign in Garo hills to allow the NPP a free run. There was always an under the table understanding between the NPP and the BJP. Both are allies in Manipur. The 21 also included 2 Mukul Sangma seats. So it was more like 20 seats given scope of election in one seat.

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