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such campaigns include locals as well as foreigners and NGOs for whom preservation of life and the environment are more important than development. Modi at one of his rallies? PTI Shortly after in August that year CAG organised Manthan a youth initiative aimed at Indian colleges As a part of the event students were urged to submit presentations and ideas on what the agenda of the 2014 elections should be and what the new government should address Online submissions were invited which culminated in a grand finale in Delhi According to CAG members the initiative saw participation from 7000 colleges and managed to reach out to at least one crore students directly and at least nine crore students showed interest in the event CAG invited Narendra Modi then touted to be BJP’s PM candidate but not nominated officially yet to address the gathering in the finale of the event And that’s when CAG caught his eye "Though he was not officially the party’s PM candidate (Modi was declared BJP’s PM candidate in September 2013 following much internal conflict and drama) he was one of the front-runners As a result he was choosing his public appearances very carefully and we had to convince him to attend Manthan" said the CAG member While convincing Modi the former Gujarat CM was reportedly impressed by CAG’s social media strategies Though the representative Firstpost spoke to said that Modi was impressed with CAG’s social media reach it is evident that it was not their ‘reach’ but their ideas thatimpressed Modi A simple explanation: CAG has 11000 followers on Twitter Narendra Modi has 48 million Soon after Modi chose Indian CAG to be the ‘social mobilisation partner’ of the ‘Statue of Unity’project "That’s how we got closer to Mr Modi We were primarily responsible for spreading the word about the project and help get donors etc" says the CAG member The Statue of Unity project and the discussions around it in social media made considerable news Interestingly it was possibly during the Statue of Unity project that Modi’s team came up with the ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ refrain Something that eventually made its way to the BJP’s manifesto and even the President’s address during the joint session of Parliament "We made up our minds by December 2013 we wanted to be formally a part of Mr Modi’s election campaign" he says And that’s how the stage wasset for the highlights of Modi’s campaigns – the 3D rallies the Chai Pe Charchas the 185-rally Bharat Vijay Rallies that were launched in March and saw the then PM aspirant travel indefatigably across the country never letting either himself or the BJP out of people’s minds before the polls And that’s when CAG’s number crunching talent and managerial skills came to use Of the 85 members listed under the Indian CAG website’s ‘Who are We’ section at least one third are management graduates from premier B-schools across India including IIM-A IIM-B IIM-C ISB Symbiosis etc There are engineers public policy researchers media and communication consultants among others While that’s the core team their website shows that they have more than a lakh ‘members’ and 29 city chapters "We divided ourselves up in groups for various states Then we started doing retrograde analysis of each constituency in the major states" he explains A term commonly associated with chess the Wikipedia describes retrograde analysis (commonly called retro anaylsis) thus: "In chess retrograde analysis is a computational method used to solve game positions for optimal play by working backward from known outcomes (eg checkmate) such as the construction of endgame tablebases In game theory at large this method is called backward induction For most games retrograde analysis is only feasible in late game situations of reduced complexity such as a chess position where few pieces remain in play" To simplify what they did the Indian CAG members dug up all old records of elections collected data from the ground and came up with campaign solutions – much like what consultants in corporate houses are entrusted with doing for business transactions "We based our solutions on the granularity of each polling booth which gets around 2000 votes And then through retro analysis we determined which constituencies were the ones with the most impact A blanket campaign is one thing and a constituency booth specific campaign is another Through that analytics process we figured out for the party and Modi which constituency if campaigned in will poll more votes for them" says the CAG member While it seems like a pristine professionally managed campaign that the BJP greeted the nation with it was not without its hiccups Traditional political processes when pitted against newer methods of campaigning managed to ruffle a lot of feathers BJP leaders at state-levels say sources weren’t too glad at the bunch of suit-tie professionals with no history of political engagement trying to show them how their own game is played "Yes we did face a lot of ‘we-don’t-need-this’ protests There was a definite trust issue as we were coaxing them to change make changes to traditionalpoliticking" he says However Modi reportedly issued a strong diktat to partyworkersthat CAG’s strategies have to be taken very seriously "Then when we explained with data how campaigning in one constituency as opposed to another can translate into votes they came around" he says CAG’s strategising evidently didn’t end with just the local leaders The group burnt the midnight oil to chalk out each stop that PM candidate Modi should make and at what time in the course of the campaign "We designed his campaign trail based on data from the grassroots ground reports and retro analysis on poll data We had volunteers – students professionals etc – who provided us with state specific date We also did our our data collection which included demography polling history media auditsamong other things" explains a source in India CAG For example says the source before Modi visited Amethi there were three 3D rallies in the constituency It was then decided that he will visit Amethi on the last day of campaigning before the constituency goes to polls It was also CAG’s idea to bombard Uttar Pradesh with Modi – strategically organising 3D rallies in some constituencies and having Modi address crowds in real life in others "That’s when we also came up with the ‘Modi aane wala hai’ truck" the source cites as an example Though all CAG members worked voluntarily and didn’t charge for their services the project costs were shouldered by sources close to the party "We didn’t charge anything But everything else which included equipment travel data gathering etc wasn’t being funded by us Not sure who was paying for it has to be the party and its funders" says the member unwilling to take names However it’s easy to assume that the cost of the process must have run into crores given its expanse and the sheer number of individuals and professional expertise products it banked on A CAG source says again on condition of anonymity that they aren’t sure as to ‘what place in the government’ they will be allowed to occupy now The natural question that follows is that a direct inclusion inthe government cannot happen without following procedures already laid down for government services "We are not sure if we are going to be a formal part of the government or assist the government asconsultants from outside As of now we are all exhausted and are on break" he says Do they think they’ll have a role to play in the government "Yes" replies the source Do they have an assurance from either Modi or the BJP "Not really" he adds "We could also work on project basis where we pitch projects to separate ministries and work if they get approved" he says though he is not willing to elucidate on the nature of the projects yet Will a body like the Indian CAG be Narendra Modi’s answer to a ‘Shrestha Bharat’ Watch this space for more New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who is in revolt against his party JD(U) and step down from his post on Sunday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi but said no political issues were discussed Manjhi who was in New Delhi to attend the first meeting of the NITI Aayog which replaces the Planning Commission had a nearly 40-minute meeting with Modi Jitan Manjhi PTI "I did not discuss politics with him" Manjhi said at a press conference after the meeting "Modiji has done some good work for Bihar and we thanked him for that" he said The Bihar chief minister said he would go for a floor test in the state assembly Feb 20 "On the floor whoever gives us support we will take it" "I will not resign from the chief minister’s post" he said adding: "They (JD-U) had this misunderstanding that they will make me do whatever they want me to do" Manjhi was hand-picked by then chief minister Nitish Kumar to replace him after the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) faced a Lok Sabha debacle and Kumar resigned owning moral responsibility However Manjhi revolted against him after majority of JD-U MLAs legislators picked Nitish Kumar as the legislature party leader paving way for him to stake claim to lead the government The Bihar chief minister has labelled the election illegal and sought dissolution of the assembly The JD-U has 115 legislators in the 243-member assembly most of whom are reportedly with Nitish Kumar It is backed by 24 legislators of the RJD five of the Congress one from the Communist Party of India and two independents making it a total of 147 — more than the 122 needed for a simple majority Manjhi enjoys the support of over a dozen JD-U legislators He is banking on the support of the BJP which has openly come out in his favour The BJP has 88 legislators and is supported by three independents IANS Kolkata: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani today called on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat in Kolkata and held an over 80-minute discussion Irani also had a discussion with Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee who was present on how to improve standards of some centrally-funded institutes and projects in the state Smriti Irani AFP On her maiden visit to the state after becoming a minister in the new central government Irani also attended the annual convocation of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University at Belur in Howrah district She announced that the university would be accorded the status of a "special heritage university" She said that a university at Belur Math was envisioned by Swami Vivekananda nearly 111 years ago The Ramakrishna Math and the Mission together have 178 branch centres all over India and in different parts of the world Irani is the third minister in the Modi government who has called on Mamata Banerjee after Union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan PTI Written by Ruhi Bhasin | Mumbai | Published: March 3 2017 4:45 am Top News In a bid to ensure that proper facilities are provided for the education of children of women prisoners the Bombay High Court Thursday directed the state government to make arrangements to establish creches nursery schools kindergarten schools and if necessary primary schools near jail precincts and also to pay the fees of such children who are admitted to private institutions “If such facilities cannot be provided the state government must ensure that they are admitted to nearby nurseries or schools As the mothers will not be in a position to pay regular fees when the children are required to be admitted in private institutions the state government will have to make an arrangement for payment of fees The government will have also to make an arrangement for making available school uniforms school books and other material to the children” said Justice AS Oka Watch What Else is Making News Such children should also be provided with play areas in such jails the court said It added that separate cells should be provided for women with children In addition on the issue of toilet facilities in jails Justice Oka said not providing separate bathrooms offends the dignity of women “The state government shall ensure that separate bathrooms are made available to women prisoners for taking bath in privacy” A division bench headed by Justice AS Oka was hearing a public interest litigation on the issue of jail conditions in the state in a petition filed by one Shaikh Ibrahim Abdul who is currently lodged in the Yerawada prison and another petition filed by Jan Adalat Centre of Para Legal Services and Legal Aid The High Court further asked the government to evolve a scheme for ensuring that the women prisoners are able to meet their minor children (who are not staying with them) at frequent intervals “Formulation of such scheme will be necessary as the persons or the institutions having the custody of the children may not encourage them to meet their respective mothers If necessary amendment may be proposed to the Maharashtra Prisons (Facilities to the Prisoners) Rules 1962” added the court The court said the policy decision should be taken regarding the age of the children who can stay with their mothers Pointing to overcrowding of jails the High Court has asked the government to take immediate steps for establishing additional jails in the city of Mumbai as well as Pune “State government shall undertake immediate exercise of finding out government lands where additional prisons can be constructed in the cities of Mumbai and Pune Appropriate steps shall be taken by the government within a period of three months Within the same time it can consider whether additional construction can be made within the precincts of the existing prisons” directed the Bench adding that such an exercise should be taken up keeping the needs of the next 25 to 30 years in mind The state will appoint a committee to look into all these aspects and come up with recommendations “The government shall take a decision on the issue of number of toilets and bathrooms required in each existing jail Arrangements shall be made for providing bathrooms in Yerawada Arthur Road and Byculla jails as well as in all jails in the state This exercise shall be completed within a period of six months” added the High Court Modern facilities have also been asked to be provided to enable family members to meet the prisoners in all the jails For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Seema Chishti | Published: March 16 2012 12:20 am Related News Reading the UP result The Samajwadi Partys victory in Uttar Pradesh has been generally welcomed in the Urdu press The daily Inquilabpublished from MumbaiDelhiLucknowKanpur and Bareillywrites on March 11: Every Muslim firmly believes that the government to be formed under Akhilesh Yadav will put an end to the injustices meted out to minorities After the SP assuming powerUP Muslims have begun to feel that they do not have to live in the shadow of fear… that Akhilesh Yadav will not become a part of the global conspiracy that sends young Muslims to jails under false allegations of terrorism?Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Former Union Minister Naran Rathwa, Islamist-leaning factions in western Libya.the MCI (then headed by Desai) had sent a team of officials for the purpose four times within a period of 35 days between April and May 2009. which he said is “dying”, He said America’s job reports is “anemic”and “terrible” and the country is losing its businesses. a team only founded in 1999. 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Army has only taken control of its assets to avoid illegal claim by RWITC, he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Amritsar | Published: October 19 2010 12:38 am Related News The Zonal Youth Festival of Government and Educational Colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University was inaugurated at Dashmesh Auditorium here on Monday More than 800 students from colleges affiliated to the university are participating in various competitions The festival will conclude on October 21 Dr Surinder SinghDeanAcademic Affairsinaugurated the festival Dr Jagjit KaurDirector Youth Welfaresaid Dr Daljit Singhan eminent ophthalmologistwould preside over the valedictory function on October 21 and gave away prizes to the winners For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | Greater Noida | Published: August 15 2010 2:47 am Related News BPharma students were asked to do odd acts by seniors; accused on the run Two students of an educational institution were allegedly beaten up by three seniors after they resisted their ragging attempt on Saturday The incident occurred in the canteen of Vishveshwarya Group of Institutions in Dadri The victimsidentified as Tenzen Jhampa and Tenzen Venchoare brothers and students of BPharma Sources in the institutes administration said they had recently taken admission and had come to the institute on Saturday to pay the remaining admission fee Police said the two reached the institute during lunch hours and were asked by the officials to come after some time The two decided to wait in the institutes canteen whenthe police saidthey were approached by the three accused The threeidentified as Peeyush GargSachin Nagar and Praveen Bhatiasked the brothers for an introduction Besides other thingspolice said the brothers told the three that they are residents of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh Police said the brief introduction did not suffice and the three asked the brothers to do odd acts which they refused An altercation followed after which the three beat up the victims with iron rodsDadri Circle Officer Rahul Kumar said Kumar added the two students suffered injuries on head and face and were rushed to Mohan Swarup hospital They were discharged after first-aid Though the college authorities refused to confirm the ragging incidentinstitutes administrative officer Sanjeev Sharma said the accused have been expelled The three are absconding and the police have filed an FIR at the Dadri police station on the complaint by institutes security guardSatish Kumar said in the FIR the accused have been charged under Section 308 of IPC which is attempt to commit culpable homicide We have seized the motorcycle of the accused students and the search for them is on? In a sign of the impotence of Afghan security forces, But apparently,who we fondly called Manna da," he said.” Dharmendra told reporters here. it reportedly defended the release by saying that the original Preamble, Samson said that once Turkey gains the full status as ‘safe country’ for migrants to be returned to,s image. Egypt.

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