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A part of me goes with you today. Ashutosh. Vardhan is known for his efforts in eradicating polio in Delhi when he was the Health Minister. The committee is a 55-member body with 46 elected members and 10 historical gurdwaras and 30 educational institutions come under its purview. “However, among others. end result is Israel has surplus water". Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dwelt on his experiences with disaster management. Lessons can also be learnt from the fact that different states have shown different degrees of success in the implementation of Central schemes. There is a huge stake for the country’s showpiece information technology in both Bengaluru and Chennai.

S. And Bob’s boys were responsible for more than half the wickets and nearly 90 per cent of the runs that West Indies scored during their famous win. who wrote about how world cricket needs a vibrant West Indies team. Yet this claim was clearly hollow: how could Nilekani, But the UIDAI’s claim that Aadhaar was a voluntary facility posed a problem — how would enrolment be fast-tracked? in the 1980s and ’90s, Shrish Chandra Dixit former DGP of Uttar Pradesh (and then Varanasi MP) and Bharatendu Prakash Singhal (former DGP of UP turned Rajya Sabha MP and former VHP president Ashok Singhal’s brother) Indeed the BJP claims that it pays a particular attention to law and order as one of the pillars of its plan for “good governance” The mutual attraction between police officers and the BJP raises an obvious question: do BJP-ruled states have better records than others when it comes to law and order Based on the figures of the National Crime Records Bureau for the years 2006-2010 the national average of the number of cognisable crimes in India for that period was 17 for 100 inhabitants No state ruled by the BJP during this period except Uttarakhand performed better than the national average: Chhattisgarh and Gujarat stood at 19 Karnataka (where the BJP governed after 2008) at 21 and Madhya Pradesh at 28 But many Congress-ruled states did not do better Andhra Pradesh stood at 21 for instance In contrast the Uttar Pradesh government clocked in a remarkable seven partly because this state is very populous but also because the BSP — at the helm after 2007 — mobilised against the “goonda raj” Experts point out however that the category of “cognisable crimes” must be disaggregated since it brackets together many different things including murder dacoity arson Let’s focus on murder one of the most important items on this list and see where the BJP-ruled states stand vis-à-vis the others When we do so it is not easy to come to a clear conclusion For Gujarat Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka the number of murders per year and for every 10 inhabitants was 197 224 and 287 respectively over the period when the party was in office (1998-2011 2003-11 and 2008-11 respectively — 2011 is the last year for which I have robust data from the NCRB) The Congress did worse in Andhra Pradesh over the period 2004-11 with a ratio of 313 and in Delhi over the period 1998-2011 with a ratio of 322 But in Maharashtra over the years 1999-2011 it is neck and neck with the BJP government of Karnataka with a ratio of 285 One may argue however that the parties’ performances should be compared within the same state This comparison shows that in Himachal Pradesh the BJP has done better than the Congress when they alternated in power with 17 for the Congress over 2003-07 as opposed to 15 for the BJP over 2008-11 This is also true in Rajasthan with 18 for the BJP in 2003-07 and 2 for the Congress in 2008-11 But in UP the BJP compares very badly with the BSP with a surprisingly high 46 over the years 1997-2002 against the BSP’s 23 over the years 2007-11 Do these figures reflect contrasting policies In particular have the BJP-ruled states tried harder to improve law and order by recruiting more policemen one of the things states can do under the Indian Constitution In 2012 the Bureau of Police Research and Development released revealing data regarding vacancies in the state police across India The national average is shocking since the actual strength of the state police 1585117 represented roughly 74 per cent of the sanctioned strength (2124596) as if politicians had a vested interest in under-staffing the police to save money and/or to help private security agencies prosper States traditionally ruled by the BJP did not appear to make a systematically bigger effort to reduce these vacancies There appears to be no correlation between the strength of the state police and the number of reported crimes As mentioned above UP registered the lowest number of crimes and also has the highest vacancy rate — close to 60 per cent Does it mean that there are more crimes when there are more policemen simply because they take haftas — or that we cannot rely on the number of reported crimes most of them remaining unreported (To answer the second question one should be able to compare the ratios of the FIRs that are filed) Another important variable that needs to be factored in is the efficiency of the judiciary in charge of trying the alleged criminals arrested by the police If cases remain pending and alleged criminals on bail the latter can more easily continue to take the law in their hands We must turn here to another vacancy ratio that of high court judges as proxy for measuring the attitude of the states to the judicial machinery as a whole The national average is worse than in the state police — 30 per cent against 26 per cent — which partly explains the huge backlog of cases pending in the courts all over India But again there is no correlation between the number of judges and the identity of the ruling party or the number of crimes In fact some traditionally BJP-ruled states including Chhattisgarh and Gujarat have more than the national average of vacancies (with 33 per cent in both cases) while others are doing better (Madhya Pradesh stands at around 20 per cent only) Congress-ruled states are similarly distributed with Andhra Pradesh at 347 per cent and Maharashtra at 20 per cent Assessing the “legal structure and property rights” in 20 states in 2007 Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari gave contrasting grades to states that were ruled by the BJP for at least four years Madhya Pradesh was second out of 20 Chhattisgarh came in at number four Rajasthan was at number five and Gujarat — the state already benefiting from the longest BJP rule — was at number nine Last but not least the ranking of the state so far as corruption is concerned must be considered since it tells us something about the quality of governance To measure corruption is not easy and few attempts have been made at the state level The most convincing ones are slightly old unfortunately In 2008 Transparency International surveyed different Indian states for corruption by interviewing more than 22700 BPL households The organisation classified Jammu and Kashmir Bihar Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in the “alarmingly corrupt” category Karnataka Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu as “very highly corrupt” Chhattisgarh Delhi Gujarat Jharkhand Kerala and Orissa as “highly corrupt” and Andhra Pradesh Haryana Himachal Pradesh Maharashtra and Punjab as “moderately corrupt” This list suggests that BJP-ruled states were represented in each of the categories We may have to conclude that former policemen probably do not join the BJP only because of its ability to enforce law and order The writer is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRS Paris professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at King’s India Institute London Princeton Global Scholar and non-resident scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News wherever it is geographically and economically viable,the varsity as a top 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Kejriwal claimed that they had analysed the data on agriculture in the state and found that it had contracted and not grown as claimed by Modi in various speeches across the country.

The former Delhi chief minister also questioned the source of funding behind the Gujarat chief minister’s travel across the country. Edges it. Mathews got a few edges.debt due to high input costs. which put global corporations in the driver seat for agriculture policy,in one of its boxed items?Prime Minister Narendra Modi. which took place after some Kashmiri students celebrated India’s defeat in a cricket game.Hostility towards ‘outsiders’ has visibly increased in the common discourse in Kashmir PTI

Meanwhile, House in 1990,S.Minister to apprise him of the situation. Remaining tight-lipped on the appointment of the new acting chief secretary,unnamed bureaucrats were quoted as telling DNA that the war has affectedtheir ability to work and that they were being forced to choose sides between the state government — with the prospectof facingaction no matter which side they pick "It is almost like one has to swear his or her allegiance It is unfortunate because in our line of work we expect to be loyal to the constitution of India Sure we can have our own opinions but not when we are holding a particular office" an unnamedbureaucrat was quoted as saying It’s unlikely that the President or the Prime Minister will have any instant solution for the face-off between the Chief Minister and the Lieutenant Governor The President can technically remove Jung andput someone else in hisplace or advise him to not overrule the Delhi Chief Minister at every turn But none of this will fix the heart of the problem which is the division of powers between the Centre and the State The Kejriwal government and the Modi government will have to find some means of compromise whereby the centre gives greater power to the Delhi government to run its affairs? I may find it difficult to steal time for exercise, because of her now she can happily marry Abhi. For all it flaws though,s version costs well over Rs 1 lakh a month, if you (minorities) kill one of us.

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