"Rules and fairness were simply cast aside. The policy paralysis in United Progressive Alliance 2 and the spectacular downfall of a government that had won an unprecedented second consecutive full term in office (a first post-1991) was a backlash against cronyism and loot."
The relief across Europe was somewhat drowned out by developments in Italy where voters decisively rejected changes to the constitution on which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had staked his political future.
In Tamil Nadu, the unexpected demise of Jayalalithaa hardly six months into her fourth substantive term as Chief Minister seems to have created such a vacuum. There is no second-line leadership, none with a stature even remotely akin to hers within her AIADMK.
Many looked up to him for political analysis and even voting guidance. Often moving beyond the journalistic role, he utilised his numerous political friendships to bring together parties and leaders and sought to influence major developments.
Inflation excluding food and fuel has stubbornly displayed a “downward inflexibility” that could, coupled with volatile energy costs and further financial market turbulence, jeopardise the RBI’s end-March retail inflation target of 5 per cent.
DMK treasurer and Mr. Karunanidhi’s son M.K. Stalin, his daughter and Member of Parliament Kanimozhi, DMK leaders Durai Murugan, Dayanidhi Maran and A. Raja were also seen at the hospital during his discharge.
After lying low for many years, the family members of V.N. Sasikala, the close confidant of late Chief Minister #Jayalalithaa, particularly her husband M. Natarajan, were seen prominently at the funeral on Tuesday.
The AWiFS (Advanced Wide Field Sensor) provides images of 56-metre resolution that would be useful at the State level. The LISS-3 (Linear Imaging Self-scanning Sensor) of 23.5-m resolution can take pictures at the district level; and the LISS-4 of 5.6 m can provide taluk level information.
Their careers began roughly at the same time, and they acted in some films together. Cho was seen as an advisor to Jayalalithaa, though neither of them thought so, preferring instead to characterise their proximity as just as a long-standing friendship.