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5 must reads on Elections 2014: Gandhi vs Gandhi, Modi wave and others

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 8:00pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

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With the nation at a crucial election to determine its new governance, intense political debate has been observed over the who will lead the new government. It has been long, since the debate has moved from party calibre, to candidate potentials.

And as the Lok Sabha elections pick momentum, pertinent questions have been raised, from the authenticity of the so called "Modi-wave" to the relevance of Aam Aadmi Party.

Here's a quick glance at some of our best pieces of the hour that touch upon these issues:

Why more women must participate in the 2014 elections
The participation of women was desirable was axiomatic for many streams of the anti-colonial struggle, but is women’s empowerment” the answer to every question? If that is so, especially in 2014, the question should be: how many political parties committed to nominating an equal number or a substantial number of women candidates for Lok Sabha and other seats? Read more

Irrelevance, nuisance or hope? - The different opinions about the AAP
No one expected the Aam Aadmi Party to be anything more than a flash in the pan. But their win in the Delhi elections, and their activities thereafter, have made them a force to reckon with on the Indian political scene. Read here

Is there really a Modi wave?
Narendra Modi doesn't seem to think so. In a recent interview, he denied it saying, "It's the BJP wave and not the Modi wave.I am just a small part of it" Read full interview here

How the Tamil film industry continues to influence state politics
Cinema, a platform used by politicians since the start of the Dravidian movement to propagate their ideology, continues to design trends in Tamil politics, which is also evident with cinema history of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran and present Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, and most recently between Narendra Modi and Rajinikanth. Read more here

Varun Gandhi vs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: Is it an ideologic battle or a turf war?
Priyanka Gandhi who has opened a whole Pandora's box with her gone astray remark first, even though reality is Rahul and Varun are not directly pitted against each other. In fact, Varun Gandhi has put it on record saying that he will never personally attack his cousin. So then, what fuels this family feud? Read more here

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