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Each faction seems to have its own leader who wants a ticketandon not getting itdefects to another party The Congress has to edge out a senior MLA to accommodate the Presidents son (Would it be asking too much to have a conventionif not a lawthat during the Presidents term no family member should take part in electoral politics) Seats are assigned to individuals from the topand there seems to be no connection between the candidate and local members Even the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) seems to have no disciplined soldiers any more The BJP has its personalised factions as does the Shiv Senathe National Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress The political party is not a well-drilled modern armybut like the old Indian armies which had disparate bits brought together on the eve of battle and which would disperse after the battleif not during it Parties select candidates with no reference to local members or with any rules being obeyed Local constituencies do not interview candidates nor do they vote to choose them It was not always so and the decay of political culture is something which has come about with the connivance of the political classes In the Fiftiesand even in the Sixtiesit was possible to imagine that India had political parties with some internal structure and discipline What has happened is that politics is now such an immensely profitable occupation that winning a seat in a state or union legislature means a lot of money Even the declared assets of candidatesassuming they are correctare huge and when you see how much the assets of elected MLAs or MPs grow from election to election you see how blatantly politics has become a money-making activity To be a leader of even a small local faction costs money and you have to keep your claque sweet When a sitting MLA fails to win a seathe faces the prospect of impoverishment and abandonment by his friends Hencethe disloyalty and flight to whichever party will accommodate him Parties are then a temporary collection of local satraps who will gather their troops for the election battle and if one party wont have them they will migrate elsewhere How long this process can go on without totally corrupting Indian democracy is an open question Some may say that this is the true reflection of our culturean Indianisation of western democracy If there are no serious political parties but only fragments which float independently and come together temporarily for electionwhere is the political debate about issues rather than personalities There are of course too many parties and no party controls its members any longer To reform this systemyou need someone inside who can see that this decay must be stopped I doubt however that there is any force now that can do this For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumai | Published: April 12 2016 2:12 am Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Related News A week after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s some of the sharpest offensives against coalition partner BJP Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis played peacemaker between the warring allies Monday Extending an olive branch to Thackeray the CM skirted a debate on corruption and irregularities in the Sena-controlled Mumbai municipality on the floor of the state legislature Share This Article Related Article Earlier legislators from the BJP had continued their harangue against the Shiv Sena by firing barbs over corruption in multi-crore contracts in the BMC The CM however appeared to have completely ignored demands for an inquiry when he gave his reply to the legislature Monday In a bid to widen the rift between the two allies the Opposition had earlier raised a motion on alleged corruption and irregularities in road drain and solid waste management contracts in the municipality The BJP MLAs appeared to have fallen for the bait In a discussion spread over eight days several BJP MLAs from Mumbai including the party’s city chief Ashish Shelar and Ameet Satam took veiled digs at the Shiv Sena Even as the debate was going on inside the House Thackeray mounted his sharp offensive against the BJP outside He first launched an all-out offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre saying there was “rising instability” in the country Then came another dig on the “ineffectiveness” of the government One more sharp attack followed when Thackeray asked party workers to “be prepared to contest elections alone” Thackeray’s offensive appeared to have left its mark Fadnavis opted to avoid any commentary on the alleged scams in the BMC Fadnavis who heads the urban development department didn’t even touch the topic in his reply “A discussion on issues concerning Mumbai has been raised several times this session Hence I would not want to devote much time to these in my reply” he said The Speaker had clubbed the motion on Mumbai with another one concerning the Konkan region and the CM reserved about an hour from his 81-minute speech for his development plans for the Konkan region Ironically Konkan is a Shiv Sena bastion This was being seen as his attempt to project himself and the BJP as the “biggest advocates” for Konkan’s development Meanwhile in a clear attempt to blunt Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s offensive on the solid waste management crisis in Mumbai Fadnavis listed out various steps that the government and the municipality had taken to treat solid waste He said there was a plan to increase Mumbai’s solid waste treatment capacity to the highest in the country by 2019 With the Shiv Sena earlier blaming the CM-led UD department for procedural delays over the lease of the Deonar dump land the CM said the government had now decided that the lease would be handed over the moment the civic body asked for it For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Rome | Updated: November 8 2016 11:19 pm Stefano Pioli was coach of Italian side Lazio (Source: AP) Top News Former Lazio coach Stefano Pioli was hired by struggling Inter Milan on Tuesday replacing the fired Frank de Boer and tasked with restoring the 18-time Serie A champions to respectability Inter announced that it signed Pioli to coach through next season and that he will be introduced on Thursday Besides Lazio the 51-year-old Pioli previously coached his hometown club Parma plus Chievo Verona Palermo and Bologna in Serie A In 218 matches as a Serie A coach his teams have a record of 73 wins 62 draws and 83 losses “He seems to me to be a logical choice” former Inter president Massimo Moratti said “He’s a coach who knows Italian soccer and who has always made his clubs play well” De Boer was fired last week after Inter lost seven of 14 matches in all competitions Inter’s youth squad coach Stefano Vecchi had been given temporary control of the senior team for a 2-1 loss at Southampton in the Europa League on Thursday – leaving the Nerazzurri last in their group – and a 3-0 win over last-place Crotone on Sunday in Serie A Inter is in ninth place in the Italian league 13 points behind leader Juventus Pioli’s debut will come in the derby against AC Milan on Nov 20 Considered the next in a long-line of Italian tacticians Pioli was considered the safest choice after a long weekend of meetings and interviews conducted by Inter management – even though he has never coached a major club Other coaches reported to have interviewed for the job included Marcelino Italian great Gianfranco Zola and the well-traveled Guus Hiddink Big Italian clubs rarely hold interviews for coaches in the public manner that Inter did which sparked perplexity among the club’s supporters “I never held any casting interviews but I observed (coaches) on my own” Moratti said “They’re different systems but it’s not like one way is right and the other is wrong It’s a transparent method to make a well-informed choice” In Pioli’s first season at Lazio he led the Rome club to a third-place finish He was fired by Lazio in April after a 4-1 derby loss to Roma As a player Pioli was a center back for Juventus Hellas Verona and Fiorentina While financial details were not announced the Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Pioli will earn 14 million euros ($15 million) for the remainder of this season and nearly 2 million euros ($22 million) for next season De Boer was hired less than two weeks before the season began following the unexpected resignation of Roberto Mancini who reportedly wanted more control over the transfer market and clashed with Suning the Chinese retail giant that took control of 70 percent of Inter in June Inter fans have blamed the club’s complicated global management structure for the team’s troubles The club president is Erick Thohir an Indonesian entrepreneur who purchased Inter from the Moratti family three years ago and who now has 30 percent of the ownership after the recent restructuring Michael Bolingbroke an Englishman who formerly worked at Manchester United resigned his position as CEO on Monday And there are five Chinese representatives on the club’s nine-member board of directors – Ren Jun Mi Xin Liu Jun Yang Yang and Zhang Kangyang During Inter’s win over Crotone supporters displayed banners that read “Shame on the management” and “Thanks Frank you’re paying for errors that were not yours” Pioli becomes Inter’s ninth coach since Jose Mourinho led the club to a treble in 2010 The others were Rafa Benitez Leonardo Gian Piero Gasperini Claudio Ranieri Andrea Stramaccioni Walter Mazzarri Mancini and De Boer Former AC Milan Inter and Juventus coach Alberto Zaccheroni also labeled Pioli the best choice “He has shown over the last few years to be the smartest coach with the most ideas” Zaccheroni told Rai state radio “Pioli knows the Italian league Inter players are in need of certainties right now and a coach like Pioli can provide them” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by New York Times | Published: November 26 2011 2:03 am Related News When my parents married in 1977womens liberation was in full swing and my mother was a consciousness-raiser She was about as likely to take my fathers name as she was to sport a veil at the wedding She would remain Ms Tuhus Nine months laterthe surname for their new baby (me) was self-evident My parents yoked their names into a new one: Tuhus-Dubrow I knew that was the best I could do? download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon:?dental, The J M Road blasts were meant to be a revenge for Qateel? 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