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Could Modi be grounded before take off?

If Modi is allowed to fly high on a platform of Hindu nationalism, his being grounded will be blamed on intrigue by the forces of “pseudo secularism”. This pits Modi as an embodiment of an idea shaded in dark saffron, projected in Presidential style, against the secular formations, pale and wan, poised precariously on a rickety Parliamentary platform.”

The real battle, then, is not being envisaged for 2014 but more like 2016 – mid term. Jaitley’s 15 page letter, giving details of all the cases that are zeroing in on Modi and Shah is the beginning of an almighty cat and mouse between the BJP and the UPA. Is there a real fear that Modi will be grounded before take off?

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Court order and NIA application seeking custody of Yasin Bhatkal

Two Court documents related to the arrest of alleged Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal. The documents were sourced by Canary Trap’s Shankar Anand.

The first one is the Court Order granting the National Investigation Agency (NIA) 12 days of custody of Mohd. Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi. And the second one is NIA’s application seeking the remand of both the alleged terrorists.

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Nitish Kumar’s special package from Pakistan?

In December 2012, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, visited Pakistan. This author is at loss to fathom the reasons for Nitish Kumar to undertake a tour to a country with which Bihar shares no borders.

Did he go to Pakistan to learn lessons of ‘secularism’? Did he visit Pakistan to elicit Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) or was the purpose to get ‘special package’ (Vishesh Rajaya Darza) from the federal authorities based in Islamabad? The plausible reason could be ‘special package of vote-bank’. If going to Pakistan were to enhance vote-banks then the idea of Indian nation-state is over.

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