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This image of him is likely to make his appeal more effective in the state. Kumar wants to use his ability to mobilise youth voters. geography and more importantly a proportioned time to showcase the beginning, Subhashish Roy, Directed by Vikram Kumar, There’s been a lot of birdies. A case had also been filed against TV channel India News. The visitors had also not played a test series away from home since they toured West Indies in late 2014 and stand-in captain Tamim Iqbal said given more opportunities his side would become as dangerous away as they are at home. and she can’t bear to be around anyone with body odour, it seems,is in no mood to condone this indiscretion on part of his ‘favourite’ son As the battle-lines are drawn in the Yadav household the old political warhorse seems to be bracing himself for the long haul In the next few weeks Mulayam will be busy in mobilising his organisational strengths to pin down Akhilesh who in all probability is set to chart out a different political course for himself In all likelihood Akhilesh would throw a challenge to his father and refuse to vacate his official position as UP chief minister And that will prove to be his undoing politically Few realise that Mulayam’s political life is a unique story one with tales of him rising from the ashes like a proverbial phoenix each time he was challenged He is a rare combination of matchless guile and remorseless pragmatism – qualities that have helped him through many a crisis An avowed loyalist of Ram Manohar Lohia Mulayamswitched his loyalty to Chaudhary Charan Singh when the latter emerged as a formidable kisan leader of North India Though there was nothing in common between Lohia and Charan Singh Mulayamcontinued to stick to Charan Singh till he died in 1987 In subsequent years he overcame challenges from Charan Singh’s son Ajit Singh and established himself as theundisputed leader in UP In doing so he donned the mantle ofthe legendary Chaudhary while reducing Ajit to a pigmy Jat leader Mulayam’s next challenge came from an equally wily and powerful Rajput leader in VP Singh in 1989 But heproved to be more than a match for the Raja of Manda (as VP Singh was commonly known) and outsmarted him in 1990 by ordering a crackdown on Karsevaks on 31 October and 2 November; a move that ultimately led to the fall of the Janata Dal government In a deft political move he associated himself with Chandrashekhar till 1992 He however parted wayswith Chandrashekhar and floated his own party in 1993 known as the Samajwadi Party and allied with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Mulayam’s political fortune was radically altered on 2 June 1995 On this day Mayawati declared her intentions of severing ties with SP – a move that triggered a vicious attack on her orchestrated byMulayam’s close lieutenants at the state guest house The BJP came to Mayawati’s rescue and she was later sworn in as the state’s second woman chief minister after Sucheta Kriplani by Governor Motilal Vora amidst chants of “Jai Bhim and Jai Sri Ram” Mulayam a forlorn figure in the ceremony was booed by the people present – crowds largely drawn from the BJP-BSP support base By all accounts Mulayam appeared to be heading towards oblivion But like all the times in the past it never happened In the meantime Mulayamendeared himself to the top BJP leadership and manipulated themintomaking him the chief minister The BJP had already had a bitter experience with Mayawati and that only helped his cause Each time Mulayam’s political obituary was written he bounced back with a vengeance to re-establish his supremacy as the undisputed regional satrap of the state A disciple of the old school of Lohiaite politics Mulayam’s innate resilience to adapt to political vicissitudes is phenomenal At the moment he shares the cosiest of relationships with the top BJP leadership Hence Akhilesh would be nave tothink that he would get support from BJP in his endeavour to challenge the supremacy of his father In a crisis situation like this UP Governor Ram Naik will have a critical role to play Given Mulayam’s personal equation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh it seems quite unlikely that they would let BJP fish in the troubled waters As Mulayam will start to put his act together to take on Akhilesh the chinks in the latter’s armour would be exposed sooner rather than later In reality Akhilesh’s nearly five-year tenure as chief minister was an outright failure marked by hundreds of communal riots and a spate of corruption cases For the first time in UP there were reports of famine deaths in the Bundelkhand region As a chief minister he was hardly ever seen as interested in governance except for letting some bureaucrats run a slew of infrastructure projects Unlike hisfather Akhilesh’s familiarity with the party organisation is quite elementary and would not be enough to win over the workers’ confidence In sharp contrast Mulayam still commands an overweening influence over his party’s cadre and his core constituency – Muslims and Yadavs The moment he broke down in his core group meeting he conducted a shrewd political act that will earn him the sympathy ofhis loyalists An ageing father wronged by a son would be an imagery that Akhilesh would not be able to recover from ahead of the upcomingAssembly polls In the end Akhilesh is sure to rue his decision of challenging his father who despite his ageing and vulnerabilities is matchless in his cunning and survival instincts when it comes to the realpolitik Also read Samajwadi Party feud: Mulayam’s word no longer law in UP time for a new face India says Pakistan mistreated visiting wife of convicted spy seized her shoes | Reuters Fwire Reuters Dec 26 2017 20:23:13 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Dec 26 2017 20:23 PM | Updated Date: Dec 26 2017 20:23 PM Tags : By: Bloomberg | Published: August 9 2017 7:20 pm It’s not just a narrative —it’s a fact that Facebook has been expertly copying Snapchat’s most popular features just when the newly public company needs to be proving it can grow Related News Hey all it’s Sarah Snap’s earnings are this week and investors are already anticipating bad news thanks to a “never-ending doomsday narrative around Facebook’s perceived impact on Snapchat” according to analyst Brian White of Drexel Hamilton And it’s not just a narrative —it’s a fact that Facebook has been expertly copying Snapchat’s most popular features just when the newly public company needs to be proving it can grow The only thing Snap can do according to several investors I’ve talked to is innovate faster Keep running and maybe Facebook won’t be able to catch up Snap has said product inventions will drive its growth so let’s see some more But there are some ways to grow that don’t need to be invented The rules have already been written To find these drivers of growth in the wild all you have to do is look at Facebook and Instagram: profile pages recommended posts and push notifications when a friend joins the app or shares an update for the first time in a while; constant suggestions for ways to expand your network; and of course sharing liking and commenting Why doesn’t Snap do these things Snapchat last reported 166 million daily active users Instagram recently announced 250 million DAUs just for the “stories” feature it copied from Snapchat last year Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel said on Snap’s first earnings call that these “growth hacking” techniques are “the easy way to grow daily actives quickly” but “we don’t think that these sorts of techniques are very sustainable over the long-term” They might turn users off or suggest ideas to users that are “unnatural” Spiegel wants quality over quantity —dedicated users who spend more time on the app in an environment with their most intimate friends and eventually generate more revenue on average per user than on a competing app In short Snap has no interest in being Facebook even if Facebook is content with copying Snap Ahead of Snap’s second quarter earnings I’ve gathered people’s thoughts on Spiegel’s stance The conclusion: it’s risky If users aren’t actively encouraged to bring friends into the application how does the network get stronger I’m reminded of an extreme example —the application Path which limited friend connections to 50 people when it launched Eventually the limit increased to 150 the Dunbar number The app was buzzy and innovative (tools similar to Facebook “reactions” were thriving on Path years earlier) but it didn’t ever get big enough for longevity Facebook also experienced bumpy growth in its early days but found momentum whenever it would introduce product updates that also strengthened and expanded its network such as the ability to tag people in photos and posts But before we prescribe Facebook’s growth strategy to Snapchat we can remember that Mark Zuckerberg was also a founder who didn’t like to do things as they’d been done before About ten years ago critics worried about whether Facebook would ever make enough money urging the company to put bigger banner ads on its site I bet Zuckerberg is glad he didn’t pay heed to them then And so far —for better or worse— Spiegel isn’t listening to his critics either For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSrinagar: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar is scheduled to visit Kashmir on Thursday to pay homage to the country’s first Param Vir Chakra recipient Major Somnath on his 69th death anniversary File photo of Manohar Parrikar PTI The Defence Minister will join senior army officers and other ranks in paying tribute to Major Somnath near the Srinagar Airport in Budgam district an army official said He said Parikkar is likely to be briefed by army officials on the situation along the Line of Control arising due to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the wake of last month’s surgical strikes and the anti-militancy operations in the hinterland Major Somnath was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra the highest military honour He was awarded the medal posthumously for his bravery in the Kashmir operations in November 1947 He laid down his life while evicting Pakistani raiders from Srinagar Airport during the war with Pakistan in 1947-48 in Kashmir He belonged to the 4th Kumaon Regiment By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 29 2015 5:50 pm A still from the video (Source: YouTube) Related News In our busy schedules we often weave ‘our’ life around ‘our’ priorities and needs forgetting that there is life all around us Sometimes when we think beyond what we are expected to do and confront our conscience we discover there is so much we have been ignoring and even a single gesture of kindness can change lives even if fleetingly This video by Anusha Swamy is an eye-opener for most of us who are going about our life like robots For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related News

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