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There are no regulation stamp-size pictures of the Congress president or PM alongside Rahuls dimpled smile Raj Thackeray will get angry when he sees itas the ad has been issued by the South Mumbai District Congress Committeeand has a suggestion that Maharashtra and UP are part of the same country Other me-too ads will doubtless follow But besides being a way of cosying up to the Amethi MPthis ad suggests a clear acknowledgement in the Congress on the importance of good news from Uttar Pradesh if the Congress is to grow into its ownnationally In political tutorialsUPwith 80 parliamentary seats has never been underestimated Those who ruled Delhi did it via Lucknowas that popular Lucknow MPAtal Behari Vajpayee never tired of saying Howeversince 1999this axiom of Indian politics was not considered valid UP picked the ruling party in the Centre directly till 1999but after thatvoters in UP were said to have been paralysed in the caste bog Analysts concluded that finding candidates to vote for in UP was like voters choosing grooms for daughterscastekingotraall being centralif unstated criteria UPin the past decadewas seen as stuck in a trap which would ensure that governance (as understood in cities)for examplewould never be important Biharwith broader coalitionswas seen as more radical historically Even nowthere is space for Nitish Kumar (seen as more radicala doer in many ways who wanted to take politics forward no pun intended) to push the envelope beyond simple caste arithmetic Howeverwhat has been forgotten is how radicalshifty and surprising UP has always been Of coursefrom 1946 till 1967it was steadystable Congress rulewith patronage politics playing out smoothly In 1967as the wave of anti-Congressism first spreadthis was also seen in UPwhich saw a non-Congress CM being elected that year Post-1969as Indira Gandhi went about centralising thingsshe (with HN Bahugunas support) reinvented the party in UP leading to improved results for the Congress in the rest of the country All the way until 1977in Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha pollsthe ruling party at the centre was provided the numbers by UP In 1971when Indira Gandhi swept nationallyit was riding on the back of 73 out of then-78 UP seats More dramatic was the time when UP changed its mind in 1977and the party scored a neat duckout of a then total of 85 seats If more evidence is required of UPs power to shockit was just three years laterwhen the Congress comeback in 1980 rode on UPwith 51 seats out of 85 The next electionright after Indira Gandhis assassination saw more than 400 seats for the Congress nationallyand UP contributed 83 seats Converselywhen the ground shook under the GoPs feetthe tremors were begun and sustained by UP When the drift in UP startedwith the Janta lehar backward classesDalits and minoritiesconfused and restlesslooked for alternativesit was the beginning of the weakest and longest phase out of government for the Congressreflected again in UPs results 1989 was a dramatic slump for the Congress tallydown from 83 in 1984 to 15 five years on In 1991the Congress did manage to form a minority government at the centrebut the Congress got a mere 5 MPs from UP Converselyfor the BJPthe only time it has been able to nurse national ambitions was when it held the cards in UP in 1991 it had 51 seatswhich hovered in that range till 1999 In the state elections tooUP has experimenteddisplayed vibrancy and shown very stunning results at each electionnot just boring swings between two parties in 1992-3the SP-BSP combine secured a big victory for the underdogpipping the then-invincible BJP The BJP-BSP combination got a chancethen it was BJP along with fragments of other parties (Loktantrik this-and-that) which wonand then forces led by the SP had a runand finally in 2007 Mayawatis single party government was elected In the 2009 national elections thoughthe BSP was dragged down to the third position and underdog Congress was snapping at Mulayam Singhs heels Nationally2004 was a year with a differencewhen both the Congress and the BJP performed below par in UP The BJP was swept out of the national race and the Congress made it only when it got the support of 61 Left MPs Soas all strategists will tell the Congress high commandwhich is anxious to shake off coalition allies and has aspirations of making it on its ownkeeping UP onside is very important in dictating terms nationally UP strategy will decide its ability to leverage nationally in effectthat makes it very clear why the bangle town of Firozabad is exciting the South Mumbai Congress Committee or even the Tirunelveli or Goalpokhar Congress Committee Coalitions have never come easily to the Congress blood-type Those who do business with the Congress seem to rely on personalities (the Congress president) to help the wheels of seat-sharing move ahead but its always a reluctant and sullen local Congress that talks seats If anecdotal evidence is to be made much of from the recent bypollsthen the fact of the Yadav vote not voting in a predictable way is what has been a rude shock for the SP What has turned the loyal Muslim vote away from them is their confidence that a vote away from SP is no longer a vote for the BJPthe parameters of the ruling vs opposition framework have changed from between the SP and the BJP see-saw to a new oneCongress versus the BSP The language of this debate promises to be differentand it is led on either side by two very determined and somewhat enigmatic peopleabout whose innermost strategiesdespite hagiographic accounts every now and thenvery little is actually known What we do know is that both believe in taking the battle head-onand leading it personally Whatever the outcomeit promises to be a gripping watch andas per UPs forgotten traditionsa surprise [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 18 2017 5:31 pm Harbhajan Singh (center) bagged a record 32 wickets against Australia in the series in 2001 (Source: PTI) Top News Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has rated the current Australian team led by Steven Smith as the “weakest ever” in recent times to tour the Indian sub-continent India are dubbed as overwhelming favourites against the Aussies with the first Test starting February 23 in Pune “I have played against some of the best Australian sides In my opinion looking at the composition this is the weakest Australian side to tour India I don’t think this team has the wherewithal to cope with a quality Indian side in the Indian conditions It can again be 4-0 like 2013 season” Harbhajan said When asked about his strong observations Harbhajan who got a record 32 wickets in the epic 2001 series said: “That team 2001 had Matthew Hayden Michael Slater Adam Gilchrist Rickey Ponting and Steve Waugh In this team if you take Steve Smith and David Warner out I don’t think this batting line-up can offer resistance to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja Both know how to get wickets on the Indian tracks” ALSO READ |If Australia play well India will win 3-0 Otherwise 4-0 says HarbhajanSingh Australia scored 469 in the practice game but that’s against an India A side in which there aren’t any of the first team players of the Test side In fact the ‘Turbanator’ termed the England side that was drubbed 0-4 as a better outfit than this Australian side “I believe the England team that toured India recently were a better batting outfit They scored 400 plus runs on multiple occasions It’s not going to happen with this Australian side” said India’s third highest wicket-taker Steven Smith has been a good player of spin bowling and something that one has seen in IPL also but Harbhajan counters “Take IPL out of the equation because those matches are played on flat batting pitches And most of Smith’s centuries are against spinners on Australian pitches The length varies there’s less turn and the bounce makes it easier for strokeplayers In India Ashwin and Jadeja on these tracks will pose far bigger challenge for Smith In case of Warner he can attack which means he will give you chances” said Harbhajan He was also dismissive of Mitchell Starc being a big threat with his pace and ability to bowl reverse swing “The series is starting at a time when India summer commences Starc would find it difficult to bowl more than 3-4 overs at full tilt in this heat and humidity Also how many overs will Starc bowl in an innings 20 overs So how much his body will hold during the third or fourth spell will be key” he said Talking about Nathan Lyon’s role Harbhajan commented: “I have a lot of respect for Nathan Lyon He has 200 plus Test wickets being an off-spinner playing bulk of cricket Down Under But then again he will be bowling to the likes of Virat Kohli Murali Vijay or Ajinkya Rahane in India is different The other two spinners are absolute rookies” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 13 2016 1:52 pm Almaz Ayana opened the Olympic track meet by running the 10K in 29 minutes 1745 seconds to shatter a world record by more than 14 seconds (Source: Reuters) Top News What track and field really needed was a Usain Bolt-like jolt to steer the conversation from the endless string of crime punishment and doping that nearly sank the sport over the past year What it got was a 10000-meter world record from an Ethiopian who considers it her second-favorite distance and a race that will go down as one of the best ever run at the Olympics While Bolt was waiting in the wings for one more day Almaz Ayana opened the Olympic track meet Friday by running the 10K in 29 minutes 1745 seconds to shatter a 23-year-old record by more than 14 seconds “This was not my plan” Ayana said It was quite an impressive race even though the stands were maybe a quarter full when it happened How impressive The 24-year-old Ayana who had limited experience running 10Ks on tracks and is really considered a 5K specialist won by more than 15 seconds She was halfway through her victory lap while the largest pack in the field of 37 women was making its way across the finish line Spurred on by her pace 18 women ran lifetime bests Eight national records were set including one by American Molly Huddle who finished sixth And silver medalist Vivian Cheruiyot bronze medalist Tirunesh Dibaba and fourth-place finisher Alice Aprot Nawowuna recorded the third- fourth- and fifth-fastest times in history behind only the new record holder and the previous one Wang Junxia of China The confluence of fast times on a cool rain-dampened track perfect running weather could help blunt the inevitable questions about how someone with little experience at the distance from a country that has spent its share of time under the doping microscope could shatter a generation-old record that itself is under heavy scrutiny Wang’s 1993 record broke the previous mark by nearly 42 seconds Track’s governing body the IAAF has been investigating claims that suggest Wang was part of a state-sponsored doping program in her country in the 1990s Confronted with the improbability of her record Ayana’s answer was simple “No 1 I did my training specifically in the 5 and 10” she said in comments translated to English “My doping is Jesus Otherwise I’m crystal clear” In the night session with the stands barely more packed than in the afternoon came a different sort of surprise American Michelle Carter won the country’s first medal since 1960 in shot put and a gold one at that using her last throw of the night (2063 meters) to beat two-time defending champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand “It’s tough but it’s sport Sometimes you take one on the chin” Adams said In the sprints the expected list of women coasted through first-round heats at 100 meters Two-time defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica led the way with a time of 1096 seconds Also still in the field are five women including Americans Tori Bowie Tianna Bartoletta and English Gardner who have broken 108 this year And of course no day in track and field would be complete without at least a bit of doping news A Bulgarian steeplechase runner got booted from the Olympics a day before her scheduled race Also Kenyan 800-meter runner Ferguson Rotich showed up and made it through his round a day after a coach borrowed his credential to grab something to eat in the Athletes Village only to be met by doping-control officers who wanted to test Rotich Rotich ended up being properly tested but IOC spokesman Mark Adams said there were more questions to be asked “This isn’t over” Adams said Nor is Ayana’s Olympics Next Friday she’ll run in her favorite race the 5000 meters where she is the reigning world champion “Not at all” she said when asked if the effort it took to break the 10K record could sap her strength for the 5 She made it look easy Ayana took the lead from a Kenyan pacesetter at the midway point then started building an insurmountable advantage over two of the most-decorated veterans in the game Cheruiyot won world championships last year and Dibaba was the two-time defending Olympic champion who skipped the 2015 season to have a baby “Running with Dibaba gave me the energy” said Ayana who frequently referenced her 31-year-old countrywoman as her “sister” and her “ancestor” Now those greats will be looking up to her and trying to catch her too For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News 2017 6:30 pm Habibul Bashar said that Bangladesh bowlers will hold the key.
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