Sunday, October 19, 2014

Assembly elections 2014: With no clear winner, Maharashtra headed for 'khichdi sarkar'

Assembly elections 2014: With no clear winner, Maharashtra headed for 'khichdi sarkar'


The government's announcement of some fuel pricing reforms dominate front page headlines. "Diesel decontrolled, cheaper by 3 Rupees 37 paise" states the Tribune. The Hindustan Times reports "Natural gas prices up, CNG may cost more".
The Maharashtra and Haryana assembly election results are to be declared today and the papers track the mood in the different political parties. "Counting today ; BJP upbeat, Congress tense" reports the Tribune. The Indian Express writes "Haryana BJP leaders scramble for CM job". The Asian Age suggests that "Sena may back BJP if Pankaja is CM"... Pankaja being the daughter of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde.
AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha arrival in Chennai after she was released  on bail from the central prison in Bangalore is highlighted in most papers. "Amma arrives amid grand welcome with aides in tow" writes the Pioneer. The Hindustan Times says "Cadre lie down in slush as Jaya comes home".
The Election Commission's discussions with various stakeholders to finalise the dates for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is widely noticed. "CEC hints at timely J&K poll, says it wont hit relief work" writes the Pioneer. The Indian Express highlights the Army Chief's comment "Dont let terrorists disrupt elections in Valley".
Most papers report about the steps announced by the government to check violence against people from the north-east in Gurgaon.The Hindustan Times says ," Centre announces special police, helpline in Gurgaon".
And finally, if you still need to be convinced that money can't buy you everything in this world, listen to this. Hindi daily Deshbandhu reports that a farmer from Haryana has refused to sell a buffalo for seven crore rupees.

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