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Yadvindra Public School won the toss and elected to bat first. “I was looking forward to the film since I saw the film’s trailer. Raveena looks very real on screen,despite his failure in UP,Jammu: Members of the displaced Kashmiri 2014 12:11 am Related News Opposition parties have been pressing for a short-duration debate on the situation in West Asia and the violence visited on Gaza. In its eagerness to not offend, He assured that Pune parcel officials will act fast so that the customer is not inconvenienced any further.However this is far from an one-off incident Those who book parcels especially motorcycles often complain about delays or the consignment being sent to a wrong location Pune Division’s ‘Twitter helpline’ has also received complaints about touts and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel allegedly extorting money from passengers by asking them to produce documents such as a ‘No-Objection Certificate from RTO’ On May 19 one Gaurav Sharma had tweeted the Union Rail Ministry and stated in his tweet “policemen asking NOC or Rs 300 Without paying cut to agent no one is cooperating” For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: February 7 2014 2:42 am In theory primary selection makes parties more likely to respond to the views of the electorate But in practice this is not always the case(AP) Related News By: Alistair McMillan The Congress experiment may call forth unintended consequences The Congress party’s decision to introduce primary elections to select Lok Sabha candidates seeks to empower party workers and open up new opportunities for advancement through the party Strengthening party democracy and opening up the process through which candidates are selected should be a popular move but international experience suggests that primary elections can have unexpected consequences for the quality of representation The Congress isn’t the first party to see primary elections as a means to re-legitimise a moribund party organisation associated with weak government and corruption The Spanish Socialist Party used primary elections to choose its leader after the party’s reputation was tarnished in the 1990s but when the party members selected an outsider José Borrell the establishment fought back and he was forced to resign before getting a chance to fight the general election In Mexico in 2000 when the once dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party was forced to respond to a real democratic challenge it turned to a presidential primary to present itself as a party open to new ideas and competition It was not enough to defeat the challenge of Vicente Fox of the Alliance for Change Although presented as “US style” primaries the Congress scheme only allows party members and officials to have a say in the candidate selection process In the US primaries are often “open” to any registered voter widening out the public participation process And while primary elections certainly provide an opportunity to widen political engagement remember that voter turnout in the US is remarkably low In Britain the Conservative party has adopted open primaries for selecting candidates in a small number of constituencies With a shrinking and socially unrepresentative membership the party has seen primary elections as a way to rejuvenate the local support base and broaden the appeal of the party Candidate selection becomes a media event and raises the profile of candidates prior to the election In a system where many seats are “safe” it is seen as giving the public a real influence over who becomes a member of parliament The Labour party in Britain has seen one member one vote (OMOV) as a central part of reforms aimed to redress a tortuous organisational history which has been seen to hinder the party’s electoral success and popular responsiveness Tony Blair saw OMOV as a way of democratising the Labour party characterised by a traditional link with trade unions and an activist base which has often placed factional battles before electoral considerations However there were tensions between the New Labour project as envisaged by Blair and the beliefs of the grassroots party membership These tensions were most obvious in 2000 when the party leadership changed the selection process for the candidate for London mayor to prevent leftwinger Ken Livingstone from being chosen The Labour party sought to balance the popular appeal of primary elections with strong central control over which people could stand for selection as party candidates It is a practice the Congress seems to be copying: opening up the process of selection while keeping close control of the options available to the primary electorate Whether this is enough to constrain a factionalised party organisation with little ideological coherence remains to be seen In the US it has been argued that there is a “primary penalty” where candidates selected through primary elections are less effective in winning competitive elections The suggestion is that the selectorate for primary elections can have an agenda that is partisan and unresponsive to the wider electorate An example would be the mobilisation of the Tea Party movement to influence the selection of Republican party candidates This sort of activist capture led to the Republicans fielding candidates with extreme opinions on issues such as abortion and public services which led to moderate Republicans and independents deserting the party in the 2012 election The concept of the “primary penalty” has also been used to explain electoral outcomes in Latin America where in many countries including Argentina Brazil Chile Mexico and Uruguay parties have used primaries to select candidates for presidential elections According to political scientist Josep Colomer internal democracy can reduce popular support in a general election and primaries tend to choose weaker presidential candidates Yet presidential primaries can be defended as providing opportunities for less well-known candidates to raise their profile and for party members to unite behind a chosen candidate Empirical studies of Latin American elections have indicated that candidates endorsed by primary elections get a boost of around 5 per cent in popular support An example comes from Brazil where Luiz Ignácio (Lula) da Silva despite having been defeated in three previous presidential elections won the Worker’s Party primary election and used this as a springboard to success in the 2002 presidential election Candidate selection by primaries has broader implications for party organisation and electoral politics In theory primary selection makes parties more likely to respond to the views of the electorate But in practice this is not always the case Evidence suggests that primary elections have mixed implications for the representativeness of the party system Decentralisation of the selection process may also make the overall slate of candidates less diverse The “tyranny of small decisions” may be a consequence where politicians from minorities or women applicants lose out to those from dominant groups Each constituency is focused on its own selection process rather than thinking about how the overall selection process reflects the broader diversity of the party and the electorate Party primaries may also have an influence on the ideological coherence of a party programme and the way that the elected candidates behave in the legislature MPs and MLAs who are selected by a primary election may feel that they are responsible to the party members in their constituency who chose them rather than the party leadership This could make enforcing party discipline and pushing forward a legislative programme more problematic The fact that the Congress party organisation is not completely behind the idea of candidate selection through primaries is already evident An indication of underlying tension is shown by the decision to scale back the scheme from 25 to 16 constituencies and the speedy reversal of the decision to use a primary in Kapil Sibal’s Chandni Chowk constituency There will certainly be further party machinations regarding the composition of the primary electorate and the process of determining a winner Rahul Gandhi’s call for the democratisation of the Congress recalls the attempt by his father Rajiv Gandhi to do the same in the 1980s There is an obvious paradox in a dynastic leadership pressing for a more open and meritocratic party system and earlier reform attempts floundered Democratisation of the grassroots is a worthy cause but it would be more effective if the party leadership shared the principles of openness and accountability The writer teaches at the University of Sheffield UK and is author of ‘Standing at the Margins: Representation and Electoral Reservation in India’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: February 16 2016 12:01 am Union Minister Arun Jaitley (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey) Related News Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement that the government will soon reduce its stake in public-sector banks (PSBs) must be welcomed The ongoing bloodletting in the Indian banking system in the form of increasing disclosures of non-performing assets (NPAs) and the associated fall in profits and market value might have been the clinching factor in this decision For the most part the need for these reforms has been advocated in PSBs even though NPAs have risen in private-sector banks as well Jaitley’s assurance however is in stark contrast with the views of RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra who recently said “… the issues we are seeing today have not much to do with the ownership of the banks It is more a governance issue than an ownership issue” But any attempt to delink the two — government ownership andbelow-par governance — would not only mislead the discourse but also militate against the reform process For one while the NPA crisis affects almost all banks it does not affect them equally; PSBs’ performance is far worse than that of private banks According to Crisil “As much as 85 per cent of banking system weak assets are in the books of PSBs” In private-sector banks by contrast NPAs are a much smaller percentage of their advances and credit and deposit rates for FY15 and FY16 are double that of PSBs As such data suggests that ownership matters The other fallacy is that ownership doesn’t affect governance The PJ Nayak Committee report (2014) on the governance of bank boards is illuminating in this regard After poring over “board notes and minutes of the meetings” it found that as against private banks PSBs not only tabled far fewer issues but also deliberated on them in less detail Surprisingly even on development concerns such as financial inclusion not to mention profitability PSBs focused less than their private counterparts Thanks to unabated political interference PSB boards are “disempowered” reduced to deliberating about taxi-fare reimbursements college lectures and ministerial visits Recapitalising PSBs is just first-aid and one that government cannot provide beyond a point due to fiscal constraints The sustainable way to improve the governance of PSBs requires a shift from the deeply politicised “government-as-sovereign” role to “government-as-investor” as suggested by the Nayak Committee For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRepresentational image Reuters New Delhi:Petrol pump owners deferred till January 13 their decision to not accept credit and debit card payments for fuel sales after banks put off the move to levy the transaction (MDR) charge To promote cash-less transactions the government had waived the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on fuel purchase post demonetisation for consumers But after the expiry of the 50-day window the banks have decided to levy MDR on petrol pump owners This meant petrol pumps having to bear 1 per cent on all credit card transactions and between 025 per cent and 1 percent on all debit card transactions from January 9 In protest of the move petrol pump operators had decided not to accept card payments from tomorrow "We have received official communication from oil marketing companies that the transaction fee charges have been deferred till 13 January 2017 AIPDA also has decided to defer the agitation till January 13" said Ajay Bansal President All India Petroleum Dealers Association (AIPDA) By highlighting this achievement, There is so much one can learn from him.
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