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"In India the main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has resigned as leader of his party and peers Lauren for reports from Mumbai Gandhi's party suffered a big defeat at the polls in may the Indian National Congress lead this country to independence seventy two years ago but after back to back defeats to Hindu nationalist Rahul Gandhi is stepping down as Congress leader in his resignation letter Gandhi says Indian democracy has been weakened and he predicts quote unimaginable levels of violence
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on 1A
"And I think he brought out an enormous turn out of people on on, you know, who liked him as well as people who disliked him passionately, India under Mody has become a much more assertive, but also more ethnically nationalist country. And I think it's really striking that you've seen this kind of result for him with a stark shift away a little bit from that economic. Message that brought him to power a number of years ago and really towards security, and at rather than being forced to answer in some ways for some of the ongoing challenges in troubles of India's efforts to develop its economy. He's, he's returned to some of the familiar language around the threats from Pakistan from terrorism. And from security in way that I think really did significantly boost his percentage. And also Paul, he has populism in sort of these grand gestures for the poor like building tens of millions of toilets throughout the country. Clearly resonated with people. They didn't actually work very well. I mean, the thing was that he should have been NT incumbency vote against him because a lot of things that he said he was going to do. He didn't manage to do the Susan's. Right. I think there was the attacking Kashmir against Indian troops and then the response by moody of crossing the line of control. An attacking targets inside Pakistan. Put him on the front foot. He was very much on the back foot, so he kind of appealed to the kind of the nationalism. And there is a really. Strong sense of patriotism and nationalism in India, particularly when it comes to Pakistan, I think the thing about Modi's he's changed the game in Indian politics. This was about the most presidential style election. India's had since Indira Gandhi is kind of era. This was an election about him, and he's become the kind of symbol, not just kind of, of Indian kind of status on, on the national stage and the international stage, but also he's a lightning rod for Hindutva, the kind of pride in Hinduism, and that's caused a great deal of concern, amongst, many of the secular parts, th the Muslims and the Christians, but it's also a reflection on how badly the congress party did congress was led by the latest in the dynasty, Rahul Gandhi, who lost his own seats in a messy, which was helped by his these mother before and his grandfather, I mean just like everyone in, in the Gandhi family is gonna come from a messy. And the fact that he lost that and had to go and get a vote somewhere else down in Carola was an illustration of how weak the opposition was, so yes, it's great for Mody. But it also reflects the fact that the opposition India is incredibly divided and there's no one really able to stand up against him and Mark. It also reflects the rise of sort of right leaning populous figures around the world. Yeah. Well, it was a very interesting week for elections. And, and it was not actually a clean sweep for the right. You had in Australia, Scott Morrison win again, a leader who is running an uphill battle was expected by many people to lose and he won. He won on a tough on immigration message. He also one on the fact that Austrailia hasn't had a recession for many years and continues to be performing relatively. Well, so that was a vote for sort of status quo over change. But again, with a right word tinge the outlier this week was Indonesia, where you had the incumbent president win. He's a more. Moderate democratic figure against a more strongman figure propo- SU Bianco who had ties to the Suharto family that wants. Ruled in Asia, and he, and he won and again, propo-, who ran against him once before was expected to do well in this election. He's contesting the results and there's been some violence there. So we'll see how that plays out. So it's funny Indonesia a country, I once covered as a foreign correspondent has often marched to its its own drummer, internationally, and, again, this week, we sort of see it bucking, the tide of strongmen, rulers, certainly, you have a strong man in India strong in China strong men in the United States strongman in Turkey. But in Indonesia, you have a much more conciliatory democratic figure in that, that makes that country, which is often overlooked in the west always an interesting place..
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"This, this is a mediating symbolize, the defeated this crash in defeat for the congress party. So it's and then it were hopes that it would perform much better. There were hopes that they had learned a lesson. There had won three important state elections in December two thousand eighteen. So this was not what was expected. It's always hard to know when you have a. A family brand, like John D, whether the, the help of it outweighs the hindrance part of it, because obviously, it's impossible is anybody in India that doesn't have a fairly fixed opinion about the Gandhi family at this point, we, we had here, the prospect of Rahul Gandhi, seeking to become a fourth generation prime minister, which is an extraordinary thought. Have we learned possibly there is now a critical mass of Indians who don't really want to hear any more from the Gandhi's? Yes. Probably we still have to yet to hear some form of in a concession from Gandhi himself by saying. Yes. This is where we're wrong. But even if he steps down, the perhaps, the who's going to take over the mantle who's gonna lead the National Congress maybe Priyanka, sir, we go back to the family. And even bring in his sister on board. This time didn't work, then work, and the congress, most of the congress votes, come from only three states in India who are in not necessarily geographically, but who are still the gone, the clans people deserve particular demographic, that they attract votes from or is it just now, people who just don't like Narendra Modi? There will be will be that type of demographic support in the congress will be a depends on from. Different from considered to constituency, and, yes, geography does play a part in the sense that. Hindu nationalists as much stronger in day. What call the Hindi belt at the north western states BJP has expanded his presence now in, in the east, but the south still remains quite? Untouched by this Hindutva rhetoric. Oh, Hindu nationalism rhetoric and some of the values of the congress seems to be an and some of the supporters versus be kind of more resilient..
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Little relating played with these headlines and you kicking things off with the Italian political story. Indeed, Carolina e election campaigning, really ramping up in Italy, where Matteo Salvini says he could be the country's Donald Trump. The deputy prime minister is calling for tax cuts and says he wants populists to change Europe. If on may twenty six Italians choose delete, the French choose Lipin, the Germans, choose AFDC in the Austrian Freedom Party. For the first time, we could be decisive to change Europe. And that's what I care for. Meanwhile, President Trump, as wary of drawing the US into a war with Iran. He's reportedly concerned that the conflict could imperil his chances of winning a second time when he was elected the president pledged that he would take the US out of Middle Eastern. What was not stopped new ones violence has broken out in India, head of this Sunday's fest exit poll. Thanks, ian. Miller says it comes amid increasingly heated rhetoric prime minister Narendra Modi's said the assassinated father of his chief rival Rahul Gandhi, died as India's most corrupt person a regional leader, said, female voters can't trust Mody, because he abandoned his own wife for politics, two prominent leaders have also been censured for hate speech, the exit polls, which are out on Sunday. We'll reveal whether these remarks are swaying voters in New Delhi. Ian Marlow, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. Australia's election gets underway tomorrow with prime minister Scott Morrison trying to cling to power. Bloomberg's Paul Allen says polls have tightened, however, the opposition labor party league by Bill. Shorten is expected to seize a narrow victory result, which would make him the country's seventh prime minister and ten years. Prime minister Scott Morrison has been campaigning strongly. His minority government is in the unusual position of needing to win seats to remain.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The economy caused by sanctions and sustained pressure from Washington over the country's nuclear program. Trump administration renewed sanctions last year following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. US also beefing up its navy and air force presence in the Gulf the death toll from this weekend's attack on a five star hotel in Pakistan is climbing authorities now say at least eight people were killed including three gunman in peers Santa reports on the attack in the port city of water. Four people also wanted in the attack that was carried out by the group of deployed liberation. Army Belichick on has been facing a separate incidents that is meant to seek independence from Pakistan Baluchi, separatist groups accused China of exploiting, the natural resources of the province and allocation rejected by Pakistan. Governor also has a strategically located deep seaboard, which is being operated by the Chinese the incidents have carried out many attacks in the last fifteen years, some of which also targeted the Chinese projects of the thought NPR news slam about today's a second to last day of voting in India's nationally, elections NPR's, Laura and Freya reports from among by more than one hundred million people are eligible to vote on this day alone, including residents of the capital, New Delhi. This is the six of seven stages voting which will determine whether prime minister Narendra Modi gets another five years in power casting his ballot. Moody's main opponent Rahul Gandhi told reporters that while moody uses hatred. The opposition congress party uses love he's referring to acusations at Moody's Hindu, nationalist party has used hate speech against India's minorities and stirred fear of terrorism from arch-rival pocket. Stan voter turn out in the first.
Modi plays Hindu nationalism card to seek re-election
"Election has turned into an ideological battle pitting an inclusive vision of a multifaith nation against the view, the Hindu should have primacy. Justin sing discusses the tactics. Used by prime minister, Narendra Modi and his opponents with Amy Kazman and Stephanie Finley. Nine the band. Police some of John Lear he DACA gig it out on a here. Niane to Don downtown. Why you are. Thank you cut it out. I turn on a. Yeah. League in Wadsworth. Go again in the sun. Are your go go to med goose multi? Somebody's at speak. And the political temperature is adding to the intense heat prime minister, Narendra Modi has been crisscrossing the country giving fiery speeches and so as mR Modi's main rival Rahul Gandhi, the president of the opposition congress party, Amy, it's long and staggered election. But Mr. Modi is a tireless campaigner, what are the main issues? He has been raising at his rallies for prime minister Narendra Modi. This has been mainly an election focused on national security in his first prime ministerial election campaign in twenty fourteen he'd been very very focused on the economy, and he talked a lot about how he was going to accelerate economic growth and get a lot of jobs created to absorb young people trying to get into the workforce. But as economic track record has actually been really patchy. So it's not a very strong ground for him to campaign on but the showdown with Pakistan in February in response to a terror attack in Kashmir that. All India law missiles to an alleged terror training camp in Pakistan, really switched the tone nature of the campaign and diverted public attention away from 'economics to issues of national security, so Mody and the BJP have essentially been campaigning tirelessly on this idea that India is under threat that it faces grave external and even internal threats and that Mody is the strong leader that Indian needs to cope with these threats. These threats include the threat of terrorism from Pakistan. They include the threat of illegal immigration from India's neighbour Bangladesh. And then there is this insinuation that. India is also under threat from internal enemies ranging from India's Muslim minority to secular leftists and Naxalites and that old together the nation needs a strong leader to handle these challenges and threats and that Mody. Who is very much seen as a strong strongman is the leader that India needs to handle these challenges. Congress bodies talk campaigners around Gandhi and his sister Priyanka how does their campaign compared to Mr. Modi's, and what are their main arguments? Modena's definitely an absolutely relentless and tireless campaigner he's a natural campaigner one gets the feeling he probably really enjoys giving these speeches in front of these huge adoring cheering crowds. I'm not sure that Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the congress or a sister Priyanka who's been drafted in as a star campaigner share that love of campaigning that the prime minister has they have struggled. I think to find traction with voters they were on a strong ground in December. When there was a lot of focus on the poor performance of the economy rural distress. And I think their campaign strategy gotta be able to knock after the showdown with Pakistan and the conversation turned away from. The domestic economic issues, but they have been trying to focus on domestic economic issues. Modi's alleged mismanagement of the economy rural distress they've unveiled the scheme that is supposed to see seventy two thousand rupees given to every poor household a kind of a minimum income guarantee scheme that is intended to lift the poorest of the poor out of poverty. So they've been trying to focus on the economy and bring voter attention back away from these kind of ideals of nationalism and some threat to the very real issues of their own pocket books. The best care. Wrong, glenn. He has also been trying to really smear Modi's image with a lot of allegations that he's a thief in connection with a controversial arms deal. We don't know. Which of these issues has really found traction with the voters was the congress able to bring voters back away from the idea of we need a strong leader to defend us against these various enemies. There was real dissatisfaction with Mody on the ground among many voters who had voted for him in two thousand fourteen they were unhappy with his economic performance, and they were inclined to you. I think vote against him. At least some what we don't know. What will only be clear on may twenty third on vote. Counting day is which way they finally went rallies are just one way to reach out to voters. There are also colorful posters multimedia advertisements. And song videos to make a strong push. But social media has emerged as a new factor in these elections, Stephanie how political parties using social media, and what are the factors driving up? It's using this campaign. So in two thousand fourteen prime minister Modi had already emerged as the king of social media in India. And from that time his party has been laying the groundwork for a sophisticated political propaganda machine using social media, mostly using what's up and speaking to party officials. They've said that they want to target every voter over what's app, and it's with very specific messaging speaking to one former data analyst of the party, he said that voters are targeted based on class based on caste based on demographic information based on past voting history. So what we have here is a very big very targeted. And very coordinated campaign from the ruling party and the opposition party. Just doesn't have the resources, and they haven't been able to keep up.
Modis operandi: Indias enormous election
"The biggest democratic exercise on earth, India's general election, the scale of it is staggering some nine hundred million people began voting last week at a million polling stations the process will continue until the twenty third of may. The election is the first since Rendra Mody, the leader of the Barth the junk party was sworn in as prime minister of India. He switched to power in two thousand fourteen with an inclusive. Message promising jobs and progress. His focus on Hindu unity majority faith in India. Put an end to seven decades of secularist politics since then though his popularity has waned somewhat economic growth is disappointing unemployment is relatively high. But the recent boiling over of long standing tensions with neighboring Pakistan has revitalized Mr. Modi's bid for reelection. So the election is as -ticipant it'd the biggest in the world ever, Alex trolley, India correspondent with the economist based in Delhi, India's largest means the world's largest you hear that an estimated nine hundred million Indians are eligible to vote and Indians ten devoted relatively high rates between sixty and eighty percent host states more than one in nine humans is eligible to vote and then the rigmarole of actually conducting elections in country as sprawling and in some ways challenges this one means that pulling takes a long time. So tell us about the render Mody so Narendra Modi has changed Indian politics indelibly, and that's something that we could have said even before the two thousand fourteen general election, India's last one of the most striking ways, formerly as that. He presents himself as something like a presidential candidate the party that he leads party John party or J P, really. Rides on his coattails Audie m accord, but he speaks forcefully up got got a bit the head. But was our up. What he what he projects the image of a strong, man, perhaps very virtuous, man. Also, a man with a hopeful attitude about the future about India's greatness, and it's claiming its rightful role in the world now. Notably the campaign. He ran in two thousand fourteen was much more focused on India's booming economy or Connie that everyone felt should be booming harder. This time round. He's voting rather. He's asking voters to choose him much more in the basis of his nationalist credentials is ability to protect India, from enemies, foreign enemies, internal enemies. It's in many ways a darker campaign. No less contentious. So on that note that how big a part will Pakistan play as an election issue. We'll. Custodian is playing a very large role say an outsized role in this election because of something that began in February and the middle of February. There was a terrorist bombing Indian-administered Kashmir that was horribly successful killed forty Indian soldiers paramilitary forces and came as a real blow to the sense of the nation. No thirteen days later, Mr. moody, ordered airstrikes and it's unclear what damage they did. But Pakistan responded with airstrikes of its own. And there was a dog fight. And India was able to walk away from this kind of mixed military exchange saying that Mr. moti had sought and found vengeance for the loss of those forty soldiers. And that this proves that his is the government that will defend against Pakistan. So every day since then on the campaign trail from not only his BJP, but from the other parties as well, you're hearing boxed on Pakistan. Pakistan, as if as if India box on relationships were the most important of all matters facing the Indian voter strange in part because the India-Pakistan relationship has been frozen solid for the past four years and has nothing apparent to do with any of the bread and butter issues that tend to determine elections in India. Well, what are the the real bread and butter issues? What do the the Indian voters really care about? Well, right now, it's different at different times. But right now, it seems like farmer distress is one of the very big things. And then from the more urban even middle class side of the electorate, it's kind of jobs crisis. What you have is not so much mass on employment of the western kind. Although the figure is record breaking for India. It's still only six point seven per cent. I believe and that may look low by western stand. Words, but what it reflects is huge disappointment on the part of the Indian workforce. It means that a lot of Indians would rather get no work at all than take up the sort of crummy jobs that are available to them. This isn't part of product of greater education and greater ambitions. And it's one of the things Mr. moody campaigned on most centrally in two thousand fourteen the number of jobs in India is barely greater now than it was then. So there seems to be plenty to challenge Mr. Mody on who are the other contenders his political threats. So the chief contender standing against Mr. Mody in the national level is Rahul Gandhi. He's the Siahaan of the Gandhi family that the narrow Gandhi family is great grandfather was the first prime minister of independent India, and he leads a party that has been badly battered in recent years, especially since Mr. moody reached prominence on the national stage. They command pathetically small number of seats in the lower house. And yet the head of that party. A young gash seeming middle aged man is the best hope in the form of personality. The opposition has against Mr. Mody, that's the congress party. And what makes them powerful would make them worth our attention at this point. Are the fact that every other party in Indy every other big party a couple of exceptions has come to see Mr. Modi's government as as an existential threat, and so they've all banded together. And what you have right now is this coalition led informally by Rahul Gandhi. But supported by every other big political party in the country. Now if that coalition can hold together, Mr. moody will really have to worry about keeping control of the government. I mean, democracy seems to be kind of always under threat, and and more. So all the time as the world's largest democracy. Do you think in the provides lessons for the rest of the world will India's examples should be inspiring? And that it's managed to maintain a democracy against extremely adverse circumstances, what was terribly impoverished nations still as mainly poor one extremely heterogenous and yet people keep voting in and especially the keep voting out leaders. They don't like so India's democracy that's worked even when it shouldn't. However, that's not to say that there isn't fragility in the Indian system and a lot of people have been concerned in the past five years that Mr. Modi's extremely effective control over all the institutions of the state might threaten democracy. Should he win power fairly one more time? So that's not to say that this current election, isn't lively and fully contested in democratic terms. But some people are afraid that this prime minister. Won't be capable of seeing the next one through so
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on 1A
"Let's talk elections in India voters began heading to the polls yesterday about nine hundred million of them. It is the largest democratic election on earth. And the current prime minister Narendra Modi is campaigning against Rahul Gandhi. Who's a member of the prominent Gandhi political family Modi's party, the Barati Janata Party are Hindu nationalists Gandhi is running on behalf of the congress party utter a him. Can you give us a sense of what some of the big issues and the females are that have emerged during the campaign. Granted voting doesn't end till may nineteenth. A new government will be formed on may twenty third. So plenty of time for this to play out, but what's shaping the election. Obviously as you mentioned nine hundred million. People voting just share size of the challenge of logistics is is just incredible Mody, obviously has been very popular since he became prime minister of India. But a recent report on joblessness has not been very good to him. And they were reports that he even tried to suppress it. Because a lot of Indians are saying we do not have the jobs that we that. We will promised by Mody agriculture is obviously very important in India. It's facing a lot of problems small-farm as not being able to buy what the the products they need to by not being able to pay off their debts. There was a report yesterday that says small farmers who were not able to pay their debts. They were nineteen suicides in one month. Among that section of. The the agricultural voters in India. And but there are things that are playing in his favor. One of them is the nationalist card. He's been playing very well right from day one with the repercussions for Muslims in India who being now openly attacked in this particular election. There was the terrorist attack in India blamed on a terrorist group in Pakistan as the Indians said an strike took place in Pakistani territory, and that has boosted the reputation for Mody. So all this stuff is percolating in that that election, and it's got to be hard to say whether purely domestic issues will win the day or if stuff that's happening outside of India. Such as relations with Pakistan will also be contributing factor and just to build on that Abderrahim that you touched on this. But there's also the idea of India's future, you know, bled by or India being shaped as more like a Hindu India under render Mody or a more secular India under Gandhi. Absolutely. I mean, the the the the Ghandi's, obviously, they have a long history in the politics of India going over four generations. And but I think India like a lot of other countries in that part of the world in in Europe, and even here in the United States, the nationalist trend has been on the on the on the rise..
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The United States having published truthful information about the United States. So she says she visited Judah jail today. And he thanks his supporters. And you know, he has a lot of supporters, and then you have those who see Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as a menace, that's NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton in London. Thank you. Always a pleasure. Thank you. The WikiLeaks disclosures. Started unintended debate about their impact. Supporters of Julian Assange said these were US government secrets that needed to become public the national security community argued that they could cause real harm, especially at a time. When the US was at war in Iraq and Afghanistan NPR national security correspondent, Greg my relook at the state of that debate today. So how much damage did Julian Assange due to US national security? Here's PJ Crowley. The State Department spokesman back when the WikiLeaks story erupted in twenty ten in the song has said many times that nobody was harmed by WikiLeaks. That's not true consider three broad areas affected to varying degrees by the WikiLeaks. Domes the military the intelligence community and US diplomacy Crowley. Who's also retired air force Colonel says those most at risk from the disclosures were civilians in Afghanistan in Iraq who are secretly passing on information to the US military, a number of people winning. To hiding number of people had to move, particularly those civilians in war zones who had told soldiers about movements of Taliban. And and no doubt some of those people were harmed when their identities will compromise WikiLeaks has made multiple disclosures over the past decade. They included one in March twenty seventeen when the group released what it said were CIA technical documents on a range of spying techniques. This revealed ways that a state of the art television could serve as a listening device. Even when it was turned off Larry Phifer, a former CIA chief of staff says these kinds of breaches can impose long-term costs though, they can be difficult to quantify informs the potential enemies of technique. We use that they can now will counter measures against and Pfeiffer speaking via Skype says the spy agency may be forced to go back to the drawing board once invalidated at now create situations where the US until communities can have to extend resources. Dollars and people to develop new methods on the diplomatic front. Wikileaks shared many examples of US diplomats writing and unflattering terms about foreign leaders causing the US, plenty of embarrassment. More importantly says got Anderson a former State Department lawyer who served in Iraq in two thousand twelve and twenty thirteen some of these countries have vulnerable, opposition leaders and human rights activists their private since discussions with US. Diplomats suddenly became very public that can really chill the ability of those American personnel to build those sorts of relationships and have Frank conversations with their contacts. When their contacts are worried that information is not a security thought, they were the Anderson notes that the US still has a program to bring Afghans Iraqis to the US in return for help they provided and the danger. They still face PJ Crowley points to the impact of leaks that upset former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, we are one in bass. Bidder and Libya we had to remove him from his post because he was directly threatened by more market office bug. Some countries Crowley ads took a bemused approach to the disclosures. Another foreign minister told the secretary of state don't worry about it. You should see what we report about you shortly after the WikiLeaks case broke in twenty ten then Defense Secretary Bob gates offered this philosophical take the fact is governments deal with the United States because it's in their interest. Not because they like us not because they trust us and not because they believe we can keep secrets is this embarrassing. Yes. Is it awkward? Yes. Consequences for US foreign policy. I think fairly modest three years later Edward Snowden leaked even more explosive material from the national security agency Wiki leaks help Snowden fleet or Russia. Gregory NPR news Washington. Polls open today in India's elections, which will last six weeks and some savvy vendors are cashing in with election themed fashion NPR's, Laura, fair takes us shopping in Mumbai men this Ajayi material a nice this'll yes. Chiari is a sorry, designer drapes. Women in luxury multicolored material he shows me as newest creation designed exclusively for Indian elections which are going on right now. So it's beautiful sort of shimmering slightly translucent maybe twenty yards of fabric, orange flowers and then right in the middle. There's prime minister Modi's face any sort of flexing his muscle like a fist in the air. Rendra moody who is currently running for a second term as prime minister the rationale for putting his face on women's clothing salesman. Devan donkey tries to explain because was on in India. So we appreciate what about Rahul Gandhi. Do you have a sorry of him? No. That's Modi's main challenger in this election other shops do stock rival politicians Rahul and his sister Priyanka Gandhi, but not this shop and before I know it I'm invalid in Mody chiffon. What do I do put my hands.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on Here & Now
"Two year emergency in the middle of the nineteen seventies. But otherwise is been a place of great, vibrant, democracy. The United States has worked hard to maintain strong ties with Indian governments. I would hope that. Regardless of who ends up taking power, whether it's a continuation of the current government or a new government coming in that the trajectory of stronger US. India ties continues and the person in charge right now is no Rendra Mody the parliamentary election says not like people are actually voting for him specifically. But right, if his party doesn't do as well as he would like, that's the BJP party. The opposition is the congress party in the leader. There is part of the Gandhi dynasty, Rahul Gandhi. What do we know about him Rahul Gandhi became president of the congress party recently after spending more than a decade as a member of parliament? I I should know that the congress party as of twenty fourteen is at its lowest ever showing in India's parliament, it is not clear, whether the congress party can forge a very strong coal. Mission to come back to power again. I think there are a lot of big questions about this election. We'll have to see how it all shakes out want to ask you about some of the issues that have come up since Mody took power first of all he came in amid a lot of worries about how he would treat the country's Muslim minority. And those worries have continued throughout his leadership. Tell us more about what's going on there. I think you have seen over the course of the last five years some concerning incidents of anti Muslim violence, particularly around issues of cow protection. There have been some some very violent incidents, including some murders. People who have been beaten to death over accusations that they have been involved in cattle trade or head eaten beef. Of course, the cow is wholly for Indian Hindus. So this has been a real issue. Some of India's. Zone. Government statistics show that there has been a rise in interreligious violence, particularly in two states that have been ruled by the JP the state of Uttar Pradesh and the state of Rajasthan, and you've had some of these quite violent incidents taking place there. Now, prime minister MO the eventually has spoken out to condemn this kind of violence. But when he speaks out it's often after many weeks, and then he he stands up to say, this is not the kind of country, we should become there's been a lot of concern about this a lot of concern about whether there's sort of a tacit looking in the other direction while some more radical fringe elements take on this violent activity. Doesn't seem like it's his top priorities. What you're saying? He certainly does not come out of the box condemning communal violence. He has been very focused on economic issues. But when the communal the the religious issues come up, he takes a long time before he'll ever come out and say something. Publicly, what has his economic record been like he's seen as pro business, but India's unemployment rate recently hit the highest level in years. Yeah. So this is a really important issue in it's important for all parties in India. I should say that one of the reasons I think you saw a lot of support for the BJP's platform in twenty fourteen was there emphasis that year on economic growth and good governance. This was of course, against the backdrop of some enormous corruption scandals that had happened under the previous government, the congress led government. And it is true that the moldy government has carried out a number of important economic reform, some some of which were difficult some of which were also championed by the congress party previously that they couldn't manage to pass including passage of a national goods and services tax that creates a common market across all of India. Passage of a bankruptcy law. But you you look..
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Texas, two drug suspects were shot to death and four Houston. Police officers wounded when gunfire erupted as officers were attempting to serve a warrant a fifth. Police officer was injured but not by gunfire. NPR's? Wade Goodwin says the location was a suspected drug house. It was a big raid. With a dozen narcotics. Officers and half a dozen patrol officers participating after law enforcement announced themselves they smash through the front door and were immediately met with gunfire from semiautomatic, pistols, a gun battle, ensued. With two veteran. Officers hit in the neck at two more hidden in their extremities two suspects were killed at the scene, which has been secured the two officers hit in the neck are reported to be in critical but stable condition at memorial Hermann hospital. Wade Goodwin NPR news. This is NPR news. From washington. China's foreign ministry is calling on the Trump administration to back off its requests for Canada to extradite an executive with wa wa that's to face charges in the US. The Justice department accuses chief financial officer among one Joe of multiple counts of fraud involving the company's dealings with Iran. She was arrested in Vancouver nearly two months ago. She has an extradition hearing tomorrow election campaigns are underway in India. NPR's Lauren fair in Mumbai says politicians are spending much of their time courting rural support ahead of the voting expected in may Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is running for reelection. His main challenger the opposition leader Rahul Gandhi says if he wins he'll give a minimum income to all of India's poor. No one.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Street Journal and the American Enterprise Institute observing India, the largest and most successful democracy on planet earth, but they're in a democracy there always surprises. Sudden on a very good evening to you. If I follow the reporting, Mr. Mody who was a rockstar when I elected as head of the BJP, otherwise known as the Hindu nationalist party has run into voters who either disaffected or are again enticed by the congress party the other large entity in India to try another way has Modi's stumble meant that he is in trouble for his own power. Or is this the managing of a party and all the different states in India. Good evening to you. Very good evening, John. Well, I would say two quick things. The first is that Modi is still the frontrunner in elections that are due by this spring. However, he has taken a beating, and he is not as much of a frontrunner as he was when we spoke say six months ago or a year ago. Right. And this is not about the states that are ordinarily congress. This is about state said are Hindi, or at least Ben identified with the the Hindu, the nationalist party that BJP represents. So are there are there local issues that are driving this? The failure of Mr. Mody to follow through on some of the what you'd have to say utopian promises of several years pass just sorta combination of things let's just for your for your listeners. I mean, we're talking about recent state elections, and these are kind of being spoken off as the semi-final ahead of national elections right now state elections as in the United States State elections are fought party on local issues, and so it's not entirely a referendum on. Modi's government at the centre. It's not entirely a referendum on the federal government. But it does show that Modi's economic policies that have been quite populist. He who's trying to go out there and open Bank accounts will flow people installed toilets in their homes provide subsidized housing that kind of thing, you know, classic economic populism. It is not working with voters because he hasn't created job. And that is something that must be concerning him 'electricity. I want to seize on that because I've learned over the years that that is an unsolved part of India's growth, the electricity rates are capped in a modest fashion. And yet the demand is always growing, and there are blackouts or brownouts routinely has been judged because of the infrastructure, something he inherited. Well, he has not been able to solve the biggest problems. So he has been good on things. Like he has made. Sure that villages where there was no electricity earlier. Now having electricity connection. This doesn't mean that every house in the village has one. But it means that Ella Christie has reached these villages. However, the economics of Chrissy in India as you pointed out are broken and they're broken because the politicians will not allow electric companies to set rates that made select selling electricity profitable. And this is an old problem if you know dates back many years before moldy, but there was a hope when he was elected in two thousand fourteen that these are the kinds of problems that other governments had not been able to fake, but mostly would be able to fix and you know, nearly at the end of his term after four and a half years. We're finding that. While turns out, Molly wasn't able to fix them. Either. I've taken to reading the economist. This is a confession. So the economist covers India from the point of view of that was our empire. And how's it doing? I learned from the economist that there is serious damaging pollution throughout India. But in the capital Delhi the Aaron deli is damaging to lungs. They compared to how many cigarettes you'd have to smoke to absorb the air and Delhi on a bad day. And then they compared it to Beijing, which we know is a nightmare is Mody held responsible for that air. And specific to the fact that there's not been a any solution offered. John part of the problem is the politicians are not being responsible for that air. You know, I grew up in Delhi. And when I go back there now, I just I find it impossible to breed. And and part of the problem really is that over the years as India has become more prosperous, obviously, the more cars more industry, and so on similar to what we saw at Beijing at one point. There are also other environmental factors because of the Himalayas a lot of the is just trapped. But the fact is that this is a problem that the politicians are not solving in part because voters are not demanding that it'd be solved. You reported when Mody was first elected that the success of the BJP was because of the failure of congress to continue to hold its its voters to continue to hold its promises has congress improved in these last four years while we've been talking about Modi's a lack of success is is congress a new entity. No. And that's you know, in some way that has improved on the margins. For example, the congress leader Rahul Gandhi used to kind of live in this bubble of entitlement surrounded by courtiers, not ever not ever engaging with journalists, and they figured out the dock was not sustainable, so now he does press conferences regularly. So they've changed a little bit on the margins. They have not change their policies. And so essentially, you have congress that is delivering the same the same tired policies and really backing me into a corner where Mosey is also adopting some of the same populist rhetoric, but as a political entity the congress is stronger now compared to a few years ago simply because movie hasn't delivered. And so some of the tunnels. The bloom is off his rose and odd story in the economist, and it just caught my attention before I came to speak to you about Modi's challenges in the spring is. The wedding of the daughter of the rich the man who said to be the richest men in India. I hope I said correctly cash, I'm Bonnie, the headline says it he spent one hundred million dollars on his Stanford graduate daughter's wedding is this a celebration in India or is this held as a way of judging Mody as being unsuccessful to stop the plutocrats. I think for most people it's just a celebration. Incredibly wealthy, man. I think his neck was it's forty eight billion dollars. He had he flew into performed for for performance, the wedding, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry were there all kinds of everyone from Indian Bollywood. And I think most people just see this as here's a really wealthy, man. Traditionally these peop-, you know, the the wedding of a daughter is a very big occasion. No one garages him this big wedding. I mean, the only people who are making noises about this kind of, you know, own school socialist, right? That's the economist economist Maggie. Right now, last twenty seconds Mody is in momentum to be reelected or are there? Bumps ahead..
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on The Good Fight
"And actually the gravity of the electoral system I think may play a role in this. India is going to go and have an election next year. The odds are that Mody will emerge a less powerful figure from that's very difficult to imagine him getting as much of a majority again, because the one he got last time was unprecedentedly large because he managed to tap these two constituencies, the religious nationalist constituency and the. Sort of economic jobs constituency. So I think there may be the the full mill element of Indian democracy may protect against that path. Although one nighter said that in some other countries as well. But the interesting thing in in Modi's position. So you mentioned the old elite and the anger against the old elites. Mean the old elite are really diminished force now like whatever it is they call it in Turkey, the white stumble crowd, the congress party, which was the party that ruled India for almost all of its independent heritage is now really a rump. The Dennis team that they call it the the narrow Gandhi dynasty, which begins with Joel narrow the first prime minister in nineteen forty seven running through his daughter than a sun. And now Rahul Gandhi, who's the latest in line at this party is really diminished. It only has forty MP's row HOGAN is a political figure has never really been able to assert himself. And so. The old elite that believes in secular venues that is relatively liberal is really in retreat, and it's partly in retreat because of Modiin the religious nationalist. But it's also in retreat because of other forces that we haven't talked about cost base, party's regional parties. I mean, India's a very diverse political system. You just wrote that rather splendid article in the New Yorker about how American politics is really cohered in an unprecedented way around to national parties in a way that very historically unusual. India's gone exactly the opposite direction. It has a huge diversity. I think two hundred political parties now, but at least a dozen significant major political parties. Probably two dozen if I were to go down and count them in addition to the two, that the congress party in the BJP and that is one way in which using even though India has a Westminster parliamentary model that was inherited from the British, it's one way in which it's quite unhelpful to think about India using the lens that we are used to from the anglophone. Democracy's in which you tend to have two dominant parties because power is much more diffuse. It's actually quite a centralized country in which a lot of powers held by the states. And so it's just much more of a mishmash. And so- Mody I suspect will represent the high watermark of a certain kind of Hindu nationalist politics and as he loses power in the next election, the worrying sign is that eventually he may get out and so on, even more extreme may come and take over the b, but whether then they will be as electorally popular as he will be able to do as as he was, whether they will be able to bring together those two elements of economic competence and Hindu nationalism in a way that is uniquely popular. I mean, that's very moot point. That's why Modise such an unusual unpopular figure because he has two strings to his bow as opposed to the slightly more swivel. I'd elements in his coalition who might want to rewrite school textbooks and be mean to Muslims, but have nothing to say about building an expert focus manufacturing sector or something of that sort. That's fascinating. I mean, I think we think of federalism as a great defense against takeover of democratic systems. And I think politically this, I mean, one who thinks but does reassure me about the United States is bad, isn't one national electoral commission, which is now dominated by Trump's appointees. But rather there are literally hundreds and thousands of electoral commissions throughout the country at can't level at the state level and so on so forth. And that makes it much harder to render elections unfree and unfair. But the fact that all of those still organized broadly among partisan is the fact that it is a National Democratic Party Republican party and what they actually have tremendous control. Now, other local politics. As I tried to explain this article make politics, which builds on very interesting recent book, but I can help increase in the United States. That makes me a little worried actually because federalism on paper, it doesn't help very much when the political cleavages are very clear..
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Beforehand although he has since come, out saying that they'll they knew about it after the, fact that they reimbursed by cocoa and for, those payments but that he wasn't involved in these sorts of things prior to the. Campaign while here if you have a, recording that shows he was involved Or. In discussions with a different woman that could undercut that defense the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has urged members of the UN Security Council to maintain economic pressure. On North Korea until it acts on its promise to give, up nuclear weapons Mr. Pompeo said Pyongyang was still evading sanctions by smuggling fuel into the country mainly by transfers it see the American ambassador, to the UN Nikki Haley reproached China and Russia for blocking a US move. To hold, all additional shipments of refined petroleum products to North Korea Thousands of Iraqis have once again taken to the streets in southern cities and in the capital Baghdad to demand better services and more jobs. At least one man is reported. To have been killed in the latest unrest which began nearly two weeks ago a medical source said he was killed during a protest outside the headquarters of an armed group in the city of the Aena powerful. Militias have come under attack from the protestors as well as the government amid growing anger as a failing water and electricity supplies world news from the BBC the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has survived in a. Confidence vote after heated debate. In parliament that lasted twelve hours the leader of India's main opposition congress party Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the policies of the governing BJP criticizing. Its failure to address a rise in violence and accusing it of withholding information about a deal to buy French fighter jets a man who. Became.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Welcome back to the show we stopped with a scroll which is taking a look at some well local election results encounter taco very important ones because we learning here that the bjp which is a ruling power in india is making strides in south india which the first time it's trying to move in into a best in which has not been its bishop is generally looked as a north indian party though veasley it's moving into the east but this is the first time that it's become the majority party in the south of india banglore is a very important city as you will for roy has the bjp not had the kind of traction in the south before now but the bjp came to power on the rum gentleman we movement which is a north india based la bat based like no based movement that's very its popularity started in the early nineties and it has remained it's done very well in the northern botts but for the first time and it has moved congress out of the game completely though there is a conversation now which is happening which might mean that congress and the jd which the third party might form a coalition but what it says is that intend days when the prime minister modi campaigned in karnataka all over while rahul gandhi the opposition party data was there for two months he was completely blown away so modi's appeal and what it looks like now the two thousand nine hundred elections is history lose immunities extraordinary the principal graph here looking back at the last three elections for the kanataka assembly making the point two thousand a night the bjp actually did pretty well the biggest party two thousand thirteen they got absolutely walnuts yet and then two thousand eighteen may have come roaring back it completely i mean and this is.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on NPR News Now
"We now has hit three percent nobody thought would be anywhere it blows i think we could go to four or five and made me even six recess ultimately put mini independent estimates show the tax bill if it passes would add about a trillion dollars to the nation's debt over the next decade brocton booker npr news washington rahul gandhi has formally taken over as president of india's main opposition party the indian national congress condie as the six member of the nehrugandhi family to lead the party his father grandmother and greatgrandfather have all served as prime minister since india gained independence from britain in nineteen forty seven the bbc's jill mcgill offering has more there's no doubt about rahul gang this political pedigree from his greatgrandfather nato one of modern india's founding fathers to his grandmother indira gandhi and father former prime minister at opd chief gandhi but as a young man rahul seemed reluctant politician and recently the congress party has struggled at the polls now he's promising to make it a grand old but young party and not perhaps to the need to modernize to stay relevant and to address critics who portray his family as elitist out of touch with the common man the bbc's jill mcgill offering reporting this is npr news large crowds attended the funeral of a wheelchairbound palestinian man in gaza killed by israeli fire as npr's daniel western reports from jerusalem he was one of three palestinian protesters killed on friday during rallies against president trump's recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel the death of ibrahim off the riot has captured attention because he was a double amputee according to reuters and other media reports he was twenty nine years old and lost both his legs following an israeli air strike in two thousand eight a palestinian health official says he was shot in the head friday at a demonstration on the gazaisrael border video footage shows him in a wheelchair at the demonstration the israeli army says it's reviewing the circumstances of his death the army says palestinians staged violent riots and soldiers shot at the main instigators thousands of palestinians demonstrated in the west bank and gaza friday against trump's recognition of jerusalem as the capital of.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Until late spring nearly three months after the hurricane repairman still restring cables on the electric grid in puerto rico governor rosay yo says in an interview that one reason for the delay is the army corps of engineers got a sluggish start they started late forty more the forty days later than they say they will start at the also called for more manpower in november the head of puerto rico's energy authority resigned amid questions over his awarding of a three hundred million dollar contract to a montanabased energy firm rosay yo says he urges solar power companies to see his territory as an opportunity to develop largescale renewable energy friend pr news i'm danielle a chest though insent one california is still dealing with wildfires as winds gusts between thirty and sixty miles an hour santa barbara county has issued new evacuation orders as the thomas fire bears down on montesino another communities the mandatory evacuation zone is now seventeen miles long of up to five miles wide this is npr news we're who'll gandhi has formally taken over as president of india's main opposition party the indian national congress gandhi as the six member of the nehrugandhi family to lead the party is father grandmother and greatgrandfather have all served as prime minister since india gained independence from britain in nineteen fortyseven the bbc's joma governing has more and there's no doubt about rahul gandhi's political pedigree from his greatgrandfather nato one of modern india's founding fathers to his grandmother indira gandhi and father former prime minister altif gandhi but as a young man rahul seemed reluctant politician and recently the congress party has struggled at the polls now he's promising to make it a grand old but young party and not perhaps to the need to modernize to stay relevant and to address critics who portray his family is indeed test out of touch with the common man the bbc's juma give ring reporting a man from sydney australia has been charged with acting as an agent for north korea.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on WNYC 820AM
"The president of india's main opposition party the indian national congress he comes from the narrow gandhi dynasty which has dominated indian politics for generations this report from joma give ring there's no doubt about rahul gandhi's political pedigree from his greatgrandfather narrow one of modern india's founding fathers to his grandmother indira gandhi and father former prime minister rajiv gandhi but as a young man rahul seemed reluctant politician and recently the congress party has struggled at the polls now he's promising to make it a grand old but young party and not perhaps to the need to modernize to stay relevant and to address critics who portray his family as elitist out of touch with the common man world news from the bbc votes have been counted and abundant action in sydney that could determine the future of australia's government and the prime minister malcolm turnbull the early indications all the government may be heading for a narrow victory the liberal member of parliament john alexander is recontesting the seat in bennelong he vacated after he fell foul of a constitutional provision banning one with dual citizenship from standing for office mr turnbull's liberalnational coalition would lose its oneseat parliamentary majority if mr alexander is defeated south korea's spy agency says that north korea appears to be behind hacking attacks on the south cryptocurrency exchanges at least seven million dollars in digital money was stolen in the hacks and the national intelligence service said the thieves also stole the personal information of thirty thousand people who traded on the south largest digital money exchange senior harrison reports under pressure by evertightening financial sanctions is london suspected that north korean hackers behind many cyber attacks on digital currency exchanges cryptocurrencies are attractive to pyongyang it's thought because they're largely anonymous and free of state control plus the value of many digital currencies is rising the virtual currencies north korean hackers are thought to have stolen in september have already risen medically an iraqi military commander has told the bbc that a new operation has been almost two clear remaining fighters from the islamic state group from remote mountainous areas in the northeast of the country the.
"rahul gandhi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"South cryptocurrency exchanges ellie seven million dollars in digital money was stolen in the hacks and the national intelligence service said the fees also stole the personal information of thirty thousand people his sylvia hatton under pressure by evertightening financial sanctions is long been suspected that north korean hackers behind many cyber attacks on digital currency exchanges cryptocurrencies are attractive to pyongyang it's thought because they're largely anonymous and free of state control plus the value of many digital currencies is rising the virtual currencies north korean hackers are thought to have stolen in september have already risen dramatically world news from the bbc the venezuelan government and opposition have concluded the second round of talks on how to ease the country's political and economic crisis international mediators at the talks in the dominican republic said there'd been significant progress but no details would be announced until there was an overall agreement rao who gandhi has formally taken over as the president of india's main opposition party the indian national congress he comes from the narrow gandhi dynasty which has dominated indian politics for generations piece joma gathering there's no doubt about rahul gandhi's political pedigree from his greatgrandfather narrow one of modern india's founding fathers to his grandmother indira gandhi and father former prime minister rajiv gandhi but as a young man rahul seemed reluctant politician and recently the congress party has struggled at the polls now he's promising to make it a grand old but young party and not perhaps to the need to modernize to stay relevant and to address critics who portray his family is elitist after of touch with the common man votes have been counted in a byelection in sydney could determine the future of australia's governments had the prime minister malcolm turnbull the early indications are the governing party may be heading for a narrow victory the liberal member of parliament's john alexander is recontesting the each in bennelong he vacated after he fell foul of a constitutional provision banning anyone with dual citizenship from standing for office mr tembo was liberalnational coalition we lose its oneseat parliamentary majority if mr egg alexander is defeated police in canada are investigating the suspicious death of one of the country's richest men berry sherman and his wife honey that bodies were found at their home in toronto on friday no sign of forced entry has been reported and there's no evidence yet.
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"Good morning at his newsday from the bbc world service lawns polat ample hints today we live with the case to the killing of fourteen peacekeepers in the drc the deadliest attack against the un in 25 years who is behind it has to tackle the issue of more violence in nigeria and why the venezuelan opposition has being banned from running in the twenty eight election that news now stewart on the way the bbc news with macintosh three main opposition parties in venezuela have been told they count failed presidential candidates at next year's election president nicolas maduro said only the minor opposition parties which participated in sunday's municipal elections would be allowed to nominate candidates to be head of state efforts to contain ongoing wildfires in southern california of focusing on a blaze which threatens the city of santa barbara the thomas fire as it's known has become one of the largest in the state's history it's damaged an area greater than that of new york city for the first time for natural products based on the bitcoin digital currency of begun trading on a major us exchange prices for bitcoin futures contracts rose in early trading although the exchange's website experienced technical problems attributed to heavy use a demand the philippine president rodrigo duterte has asked congress to extend martial law for another year in the southern province of mindanao the emergency measure was initially imposed in may in response to an assault by islamist militants in the city of marawi india's opposition congress party will officially name rahul gandhi as its new leader today mr gandhi who is 47 will succeed his mother sonia as party president becoming the sixth member of his family to hold the post a citizen of was beck is tom is due to go on trial in turkey today charged with killing thirty nine people in a gun and grenade attack on a nightclub in istanbul last new year's day the authorities say abdul qadeer measury puff confessed to the massacre after he was arrested seventeen days later president mauricio macri of argentina has opened a meeting of the world trade organization in buenos aires with an appeal for the rulesbased system to be strengthened in what seen as a thinly veiled attack on protectionism mr makkari criticised what he called the.