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2015 11:09 pm There is a joke in Delhi that the middle class that wants to participate by Twitter joins the BJP; the middle class that actually wants to participate will join the AAP Related News In politics, The AAP is not perfect. But it could be a platform for a new politics provided it sticks to liberal social and cultural convictions as it did on Section 377 The AAP too will have to decide that the only direction it can take is liberal: this conviction does not come easily The AAP had two vulnerabilities The first was its reputation on economic matters: that somehow it would throw fiscal prudence out and go with runaway freebies Like most parties the AAP is probably internally conflicted on this But some of the fears were exaggerated The point about its water programme was not that it offered free water; the point was that it would require all of Delhi’s water to be metered which would open up interesting possibilities for charging overusers The second was its constant agitational mode for which it paid the price But the beauty of Indian politics is that it gets the unlikeliest of politicians to evolve It is hard to shake off Arvind Kejriwal’s sincerity and tenacity This is a test of his potential to grow The prime minister’s speech last week was a reminder that sometimes generals fight the last war The Delhi election is a new reality The BJP has already tripped on the question of full statehood for Delhi which it had no intention of giving especially if there was a chance the AAP would come to power It also has little to show for its seven months of ruling at the Centre In fact its only card at the moment is inducing the fear that if the Delhi government is different from the government at the Centre life will be harder for Delhi This argument may yet win The stakes are higher for the AAP; if it performs badly its future will be in doubt But if the AAP wins it might do even the BJP some good After all nothing induces complacency as much as the lack of effective opposition The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 19 2017 7:37 pm Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in one over against England (Source: Reuters) Related News On September 19 2007 veteran Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in one over at the Kingsmead in Durban (South Africa) and etched his name in cricketing history In the 19th over the Indian innings Yuvraj Singh hammered Stuart Broad for six sixes in over Recalling his batting exploits on the day Yuvraj Singh revealed that he had no plans to hit six sixes but was one of the best nights in his cricketing career In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror Yuvraj said “I had no plans to hit six sixes Personally I was always capable of hitting big sixes it just came at the right time and after the 50-over exit in the first round” “We were a young and fearless team going and expressing ourselves and we had no big names so people had no big expectations from us But we did well and won the tournament” he added It may be recalled here that before the start of the over Yuvraj and Andrew Flintoff had a bit of banter after which Yuvraj’s partner at the other end MS Dhoni had a talk Revealing what Dhoni said in the middle “Swing as hard as you can More than the verbal argument what got me going was the sheer focus The level of concentration was so intense that everything else pretty much zoned out” However Yuvraj also spoke about how he never intended to hit sixes “My father never wanted me to hit the ball in the air and always wanted me to play down the ground I had no plans to hit six sixes I was lucky all the balls were (in my) area and I was able to connect I was just thinking of hitting the ball straight because I knew he would try to bowl a yorker” Speaking of the conversation with Dhoni after the match “Well the conversation was about how I gave back what I had received at the start of the over” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Why then did the officer heading the team allow the bomb to be touched.

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we try to do our best, two weeks after (the violence happened), “Even if I had tried to complain, SSP Jagdale referred to the mass public support for the victim across the country in the 2012 gangrape case in Delhi. (Source: AP) Related News West Ham United defender Winston Reid believes Friday’s Premier League match against a promoted Brighton and Hove Albion is a must-win game for his team following Saturday’s draw against Burnley.(English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) The London side looked set for only their third win of the season on Saturday before Burnley’s Chris Wood cancelled out Michail Antonio’s first-half strike The 1-1 draw left Slaven Bilic’s side 15th in the table with eight points from as many games “We will look to bounce back next week we have a game against Brighton on Friday night and we have to win that game” Reid told the club’s website (wwwwhufccom) “Hopefully we will do well this season but we need to start picking up some more wins so that we can get further up the table” the New Zealand international added “We had a very poor first three games and we have had some injuries but we have got just about all our injured players back now and you could see there are good players that can’t even get on to the bench” Brighton are a spot above West Ham in the table with the same number of points For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News 2017 1:45 pm Winston Reid feels match against Brighton is a must win for West Ham. the Congress 17 and the BJP 11 legislators. Akhnoor, you feel like you’ve been the best player at the tournament. they are much more accustomed to the whole process.

2017 7:53 pm FC Pune City have retained young goalkeeper Vishal Kaith while inducting 20-year-old forward Ashique Kuruniyan from last season. “We are aiming to create a core team which will be ours for the next couple of years. It has set new rules the two mainstream parties, This historic mandate should worry the electorate as much as it scares the AAP. 2017 1:15 am West Bengal chief minister, the government has decided to set a target of paying pension to 125 artisans in each district,New Delhi:

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