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BJP Future - 4

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BJP Future - 4
The BJP has a long way to go to regain its past positon at the Centre.It needs to revamp the party machinery and induct in fresh blood, so that it can present itself as a powerful alternative political force.
Ya, to retain power, they should induct more criminals, rapist, traitors in party like current government.
Best will be get a foreginer to run party and have another country as mai-bap.
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Sunday, December 10, 2006
New Delhi: In a surprise statement, BJP leader L K Advani today said he did not expect former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to propose his name for Prime Ministership, for which he indicated he would be the party candidate in the next elections.

"While I had given his name for Prime Ministership in the first place, I don't expect him to return that favour to me," Advani told TV news channel CNN-IBN in an interview.

However, the press release issued by the channel did not give any reasons for Advani saying so.

"If you look at the British system, it is always the Leader of Opposition who is the Prime Minister in waiting," Advani said.

Asked if this did not compromise BJP President Rajnath Singh's position, he said, "The party will decide what to do with Rajnath Singh." Advani said despite being the Leader of Opposition, he was more of a consultant to the party now.

"Earlier, as the Leader of Opposition, I also took great interest in organisational matters. I have stopped that now. I am more of a consultant now," he said.

Dismissing the findings of the Sachar Committee that studied the socio-economic status of Muslims, Advani said it was the "worst kind of vote bank politics being practised by the Congress party".
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Ahead of the ratification of his re-election to the post, BJP chief Rajnath Singh has said the party's commitment to ideology is key to its credibility and there should not be any deviation from it for vote politics.

<b>"If we deviate from our ideology, it will put a question mark on our credibility,"</b> he told Sangh mouthpiece Organiser.

<b>In a clear message of unstinting support from the Sangh, which had fallen out with his predecessor LK Advani over his Jinnah remarks, the RSS organ described Singh as 'committed' and 'uncompromising' on principles.</b>

Notwithstanding the fact that the party has yet to ratify his re-election, it called Singh a 'grassroot politician with a refreshingly modern approach'.

In the interview, the BJP chief insisted that the party's credibility was his key concern. "My primary concern is that the BJP should not lose its credibility, rather it should reinforce it among the masses.

The credibility of the party will increase only when our commitment to our ideology, our political thought is maintained. There should not be any deviation or compromise for vote politics," Singh said.
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Sunday, December 10, 2006
New Delhi: In a surprise statement, BJP leader L K Advani today said he did not expect former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to propose his name for Prime Ministership, for which he indicated he would be the party candidate in the next elections.

"While I had given his name for Prime Ministership in the first place, I don't expect him to return that favour to me," Advani told TV news channel CNN-IBN in an interview.


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What has happened to Hindu system of Varnashrama ? LKA who claims to be a staunch Hindu doesn't seem to have any respect for age-old Hindu practices. In spite of being 80 years old , he is already dreaming to become PM of India in 2009 which means at the ripe old age of 83 years. At this age according to varnashrama he should have taken sanyasa. Kursi ka pyar kabhi marta nahi. How can he be sure to last that long ? Politicians live for power and want to die in power. All big talks about making India a super power from a man like LKA appear to be humbug. No wonder oldy Indian PMs have no courage to tackle growing terrorism which needs nerves of steel. Wonder what RSS is doing ?
<!--emo&:ind--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/india.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='india.gif' /><!--endemo--> Advani interview: What he really said
Pioneer News Service | New Delhi
After the pre-telecast transcript of Leader of Opposition LK Advani's Monday night interview on a TV channel created a storm within the BJP, the party has realised the confusion was caused by the distortions in the script released by the channel to a news agency on Sunday.
"The transcript was nothing but a case of reporting with malicious intent. It was made out to create sensation about the programme before its telecast... Maybe for TRP reasons," BJP president Rajnath Singh said as he emerged from a Parliamentary Party meeting on Tuesday.
According to the pre-telecast excerpts put out by the news channel, CNN-IBN, Advani was quoted as saying that he did not expect former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to propose his name for the top post, for which he indicated he would be a natural claimant.
"While I had given his name for prime ministership in the first place, I don't expect him to return that favour to me," Advani was quoted by the channel to have said.
But the post-interview transcript showed that responding to a question whether Rajnath Singh as party president should be given a chance to become the Prime Minister, Advani had merely said that, "This is a question for the party and people to decide. In fact, when Vajpayeeji became the prime minister, I was the party president. I felt that it would be appropriate if I announce his name as the party's prime minister-in-waiting."
Nowhere in the interview did Advani say or imply that he did not expect Vajpayee to return the favour. The news put out by the agency gave the impression that Advani staked a claim to be the prime ministerial candidate if the party returned to power in 2009.
The question before Advani was: in 2009, in the next Lok Sabha, will LK Advani see himself as Prime Ministerial candidate or not?
The reply was: "According to British tradition, the leader of Opposition is supposed to be the Prime Minister-in-waiting. But whether a person becomes Prime Minister or not depends mainly on people."
Similarly, responding to a question - Is LK Advani a decision-maker in the party or just a consultant - the pre-telecast transcript quoted Advani as saying that "despite being the leader of opposition, he was more of a consultant to the party now."
"Earlier, as the Leader of Opposition, I also took great interest in organisational matters. I have stopped that now. I am more of a consultant now," the release quoted Advani.
However, the post-interview script clearly brought out the distortion. It rightly quoted Advani as saying, "I'm being consulted in most of the important matters. I don't want to be involved in ordinary normal organisational decisions."
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I had made a reply to Captain Kumar's post and it is no longer here. Can someone find out and tell me where is my reply?

-Digivjay
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>BJP has got its act together </b>
Pioneer.com
Swapan Dasgupta
Those looking to make a buck on the stock exchange often narrate the story of a wise American tycoon - the name escapes me for the moment. The gentleman was in the lift of his office building when he overheard the attendant and a friend discuss share prices. On reaching office, he telephoned his broker and instructed him to sell his entire portfolio. When asked the reason, the tycoon replied: "When the liftman discusses share prices, I know it is time to quit the market." The year was 1929 and it was days before the devastating Wall Street collapse.

I was reminded of this story in Lucknow this week at the National Council of the BJP. There were, it seemed to me, two conventions going on in tandem. <b>First, there were the BJP faithful exchanging notes and talking shop - the usual mix of business and gossip. The mood was one of expectancy, quiet confidence tinged with dollops of subdued realism. The atmosphere was summed by a former Cabinet Minister: "For two years we helped the Government, now the Government has decided to help us."  </b>

<b>The other convention - if at all it could be called that - belonged to the media. Blessed with a herd mentality, the media was looking with frenzied dedication at a story whose time had come and gone:</b> The in-fighting in the BJP. Consequently, slightly contrived stories were put out alleging that LK Advani's photograph had been blacked out of the all-pervasive hoardings throughout Lucknow. <b>Almost every single BJP delegate of consequence was buttonholed by reporters and queried about the infamous "Prime Minister-in-waiting" non-controversy involving Advani, AB Vajpayee and BJP president Rajnath Singh</b>.

The in-fighting story is old hat. It was legitimate currency till some three months ago when it seemed the BJP was going nowhere and the leaders were busy outdoing each other in scoring self-goals.<b> Today, courtesy the UPA Government, that self-destructive mood is fast disappearing - although not as fast as political compulsions demand.</b>

From May 2004 till the middle of this year the BJP was conducting itself like a headless chicken. The reasons for this odd behaviour are by now well known: An inability to stomach the 2004 verdict, impetuosity bordering on adventurism, the dissipation of a single power centre and individual cussedness. What a British politician of the 1950s used to call "the patience of politics" was lost sight of.

The one development which has contributed to the changed mood is the sudden realisation that when the UPA falters, the BJP is the natural beneficiary. The BJP was as surprised as everyone else when it performed so well in the Uttar Pradesh municipal polls. Those elections revealed that the constituency for assertive nationalist politics was both alive and kicking and being fuelled by the divisive liberalism of the UPA.

Of course, the BJP still has some way to travel before it can recover the heady momentum of the 1990s. <b>Inadequate attention is being paid to the NDA and so far there is no evidence of a southern strategy to offset the BJP's own inadequacies in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Second, developments in two States - Karnataka and Rajasthan - where the BJP is in Government is causing concern to the party. Finally, there is the unresolved question of future leadership.</b>

These problems notwithstanding, the sheer force of anti-incumbency has forced the BJP to try and get its act together. There is a realisation that the leadership question, for example, won't be resolved by just debating the issue - Indian political parties don't have an institutionalised system of succession. Advani was right when he suggested that it is a combination of the party and the people that will settle the matter. Consequently, the BJP has thought it expedient to continue to project Vajpayee and Advani and get on with the hard slog on the ground.

<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Political reporting is all about identifying trends. There was only one discernible trend in Lucknow this week: India once again has a robust, self-confident Opposition. That's a piece of good news. </span>
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Rajeev Ranjan Roy | Lucknow
says Temple for all, appeasement OF none
With a Dilli Chalo call to partymen, BJP president Rajnath Singh set the deadline of 10 years to rid the nation of the politics of appeasement by fulfiling people's aspirations, including construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya.

In his address to the BJP national council here on Saturday, Singh said: <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>"We will create a Bharat where there is no appeasement. We will create such an ambience of harmony that those indulging in appeasement would yield. We need just 10 years from the countrymen."</span>

Stressing that he would be leading this victory march from UP to Delhi, Singh said: <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>"Ye barat hai satta ki sundari ko desh ki rajdhani mein ley jaane ki. Aur is barat ka main hi dulha hoon." </span>

<b>Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, Jaswant Singh and others on the dais could not hold back their smiles.</b>

<b>Singh, addressing the council meeting for the first time as party chief, said BJP's victory march had begun and workers needed to unite and conquer Delhi in the 2009 General Election. "It is not a difficult task, but not easy either. If we work with determination, we will win," he said.</b>

"The first signs of India's changing political course were witnessed in the UP civic polls.<b> People have made up their minds to vote for change in Uttarakhand, Manipur and Punjab when they go to polls early next year," </b>he said. "It will happen if all workers take the posts as responsibilities and not as honours. We have to preserve the fact that the BJP is the party with a difference," he said.

Keeping in mind the crucial UP polls, Singh said the BJP was committed to construct the Ram temple. "The day the BJP gets absolute majority in Parliament, a law would be enacted to build the temple," Singh said. Blasting the Centre for pursuing a divisive political course, Singh said the Government should introduce a uniform civil code. "It was even endorsed by President Kalam. But the Govt opposed it. It has failed in addressing the problem of terrorism by being soft to terrorists," he said.
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The Pioneer Edit Desk
BJP back in action mode
It is churlish to claim, as the Congress and its allies are doing, that the BJP, after deliberations at its National Executive and National Council meetings in Lucknow, has precious little to say apart from reiterating its commitment to building the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. That's a too-clever-by-half effort to deflect attention from the issues raised by the BJP at its weekend conclave and the fact that it is once again looking robust and assertive, ready to take on its political adversaries. The reason for this attempt to pillory the BJP by taking recourse to half-truths is obvious: The sharp attack launched by the party on the Congress by zeroing in on issues that have begun to agitate the masses shows that the country's main Opposition is not only alive and kicking, but also ready to join battle after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus. The bulk of the attack is rightly directed at the Congress's policy of unabashed appeasement which is fast turning into obsessive minorityism. While it is nobody's case that Muslims should be excluded from the development process or denied the fruit of the country's economic growth, the blatant and crass pandering to rank communal sentiments in the guise of welfare initiatives that is being witnessed has not only shocked people across the country but also left them alarmed. It would be instructive to recall the prelude to India's partition and the colonial Government's divide and rule policy; history, it seems, is being seduced by the Congress and its handmaidens to repeat itself and inflict on the nation a tragedy of far greater magnitude whose consequences shall visit upon both Hindus and Muslims with devastating ferocity. The UPA Government's "Muslims first" policy, as enunciated by a Prime Minister pathetically indifferent to national - and nationalist - concerns, and its manifestation in the form of sly attempts to introduce communal quotas, apart from the regime's loathful belief that by glossing over crimes committed by terrorists it will secure Muslim support, accords on India's least of all minorities the status of 'special citizenship'. And, the BJP cannot be faulted for pointing out that if "unchecked, the attempt to create a special citizenship for Muslims will pave the way for a second partition".

<span style='color:red'>Indeed, when the BJP declares that the "Congress is playing havoc with Indian identity and nationalism" and that the "UPA has made Muslim appeasement and vote-bank politics the hallmark of governance", it is not exaggerating the threat perceived by the masses, including Muslims who do not wish to be set apart from the rest of India for special treatment but be treated with dignity which is every citizen's right. For, after 50 years of Congress rule, Muslims realise, better than anybody else, how little they have gained from the party that claims to be its protector and benefactor. They also understand that the Congress's efforts to "re-open old wounds," will only bleed the community and push it further away from the national mainstream.</span> There is merit in the BJP's assertion that "by separating Muslim issues from the rest, the UPA Government is creating an artificial divide, breeding resentment and nurturing divisive forces". Those Muslims who tend to get misled by the Congress's policy of appeasement would do well to ponder over what the BJP has to say - for their welfare as well as that of their country. As for the Congress, it will now have to reckon with a real Opposition party.
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Advani admits disputes within BJP
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"It was unprecedented that a cabinet minister (Shibu Soren) was convicted and jailed, but remained an MP unlike ours (Sidhu) who quit over (conviction for) slight quarrel," Advani, who did not name the former cricketer, said.

Apparently stung by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's remarks on Gujarat during her visit there, Advani insisted that the state had boosted his party's prestige because of its development programmes. He portrayed Gujarat as a "model" state in the country in terms of its development under BJP rule.

Advani also slammed the ruling UPA for its moves to scrap the IMDT Act, citing the Supreme Court's observations that the CBI was not proceeding in the right direction over the nationality of Congress MP Mani Kumar Subba, who is suspected to be a Nepali.

Besides, the BJP leader, who recently expressed the hope that something positive would come out from talks with Pakistan, again voiced fears that there could be a "compromise" on Jammu and Kashmir.

Advani, who had hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's invitation to the BJP's top brass to discuss Pakistan as a "good gesture" early this month, flayed him for his response in December to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's four-point formula on Kashmir.

"I was surprised when the Prime Minister welcomed that formula. It aimed at independence for Kashmir," Advani said.

He alleged the country had been reduced to a soft state under the UPA rule as he cited moves to hold talks with different insurgent groups.
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The NDA basically lost in 2004 due to the rout of TDP in AP. A major chunk of LS seats were lost. Has ayone done a bottoms up review of TDP performance as to why they lost and what went into choosing the candidates who were put up for the elections and were there any extraneous reasons?
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I take assembly election results to analyze. LS seats are pretty much reflection of Assembly results in AP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Assembl..._in_India,_2004

TDP = 37.59% (43.87% in 1999)
INC = 38.56% (40.61% in 1999)
TRS = 6.68%
BJP = 2.63% (3.67% in 1999)

1. As you can see TRS is big spolier and major chunk of 6.68% people would have voted for TDP earlier.

2. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy did Pada Yatra across (Walking across many AP villages) and Nara Chandrababu Naidu couldn't match with that (Remeber attack on him by Naxals). YS got good impression from people from the Pada Yatra (It was sort of personal make-over from Bombula Reddy to CM material)

3. Congress promises (Free electricity for example).

4. Naidu failed to concentrate on integrated development but focused on IT development in Hyderabad.

5. TDP had to rely on same old MLAs and couldn't put fresh blood. Rebel groups went to Congress or spoiled the sitting MLA chances.

To various degrees above 5 are the reasons TDP lost. It is also important to note YS won the LS seats for Congress and not Sonia as English-media SLIME would like people to believe that Sonia did it.

Now coming to going forward in AP:

1. TRS is becoming insignificant. Votes are coming to TDP. But, big BUT, Congress may spoil this because before elections they may bring the Telengana boogieman. They want to use that card in the next election too. Telegana people need to see through the dirty politics of Congress and TRS to vote against them.

2. Chandra Babu has leg up this time for personal make over. He can do a lot to connect to people than last time.

3. People got sick of Congress promises anyway. They got enough dose when they introduced free electricity for farmers and later canceled it. Next time their promises won't cut through people.

4. People are realizing what Naidu did is trickling to other areas now. To give you an idea, land I own in Nellore dist. has gone from 2.5 lakhs per acre in 2004 to 15 lakhs.
Naidu should now focus on promising people integrated development across AP. This will have major impact in re-electing TDP.

5. Establishment is no longer problem for TDP. They should focus on injecting fresh blood and bring back rebels.

Now coming to bad aspects:
Remember YS is still Bombula Reddy and also remember as soon as Congress came to power what they did - Killed Paritala Ravi. If next time they sense they are loosing in elections, they becomes more desperate to use violence as weapon to win votes. Except Chittoor, this will be big issue in rest of the Rayalaseema. I'm not clear if TDP has increased its muscle in those districts to neutralize the violence-ridden ways of the Congress.
Thanks Shyam. The big concern is the promise of Telengana by Congress to keep UPA. The word is 3 months from now. Might be due to UP elections. Not clear yet.

They ought see cold calculation, if Congress agrees to Telegana.

Andhra and Rayala Seema has 26 seats (18 + 8) out of which 24 will go to TDP and 2 being from Cuddapah for Congress. Same fate for Assembly for couple of elections. Telengana issue is covered nationally but nobody pays attention to resentment of the rest of AP on the way TRS and Congress whipping Telengana boogieman.

YS stature and political equity goes from AP to Cuddapah only.

Now for Telengana seats TRS, BJP, Congress, and TDP have to compete as giving Telegana doesn't mean it is a gain for Congress. Except for 3 districts, where TRS is also strong, not all Telengana districts agree to seperate state

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Shaym, I hope you are right. I feel finally after the loss of the Kakatiyas the Telugus are together again due to a lot of sacrifices by many in 1953. I would be really sorry to see them break up to suit the exigencies of a shaky coalition.

Your analysis has to be drilled into the Telugu elite men.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>BJP reshuffle has many surprises </b>
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Rajeev Ranjan Roy | New Delhi
Rajnath Singh retains old faces except Sanjay Joshi
Narendra Modi removed from Central Parliamentary Board
Gopinath Munde comes in place of Pramod Mahajan

The new team of Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh declared on Monday saw the baptism of former Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister Gopinath Munde and senior RSS Pracharak Ram Lal as general secretaries.

Singh has retained most of the old faces, but the removal of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from the Central Parliamentary Board and exit of Arun Jaitley as chief spokesperson of the party has come as a surprise. <b>Modi was the only Chief Minister to be on the party's Parliamentary Board.</b>
Jaitley would continue as a general secretary and also the secretary of the Central Parliamentary Board. Instead of 10, the board has now 11 members. The new entrants are Balasaheb Apte, Ananth Kumar and Thawar Chand Gehlot.

Ram Lal replaced Sanjay Joshi as the organisational general secretary, while Munde filled up the vacancy caused by the death of Pramod Mahajan. Joshi had put in his papers as organisational general secretary in the wake of the compact disc controversy. He was later inducted after an investigation found the CD forged and orchestrated.

Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar, along with new entrant Rajiv Pratap Rudy will be the spokespersons of the party.

The reshuffle has significantly elevated the position of general secretary and MP Ananth Kumar. He has been made the secretary of the party's central election committee, an important post that once Mahajan used to hold.

Though Bihar happens to be a BJP stronghold, the new team does not have any representative from the State at the top level. The party used to have one vice-president from the State earlier. One post of vice-president went to former Union Minister and MP Yashwant Sinha, who represented Hazaribagh seat in Jharkhand in the last Lok Sabha. He replaces La Ganeshan, now Tamil Nadu unit party chief.

Syed Shah Nawaz Hussain, who recently won Bhagalpur seat, has been made the president of the minority morcha. Earlier he was a secretary. Similarly, Jual Oran, MP from Orissa, has been made a vice-president to fill up the void created by the exit of Babulal Marandi. Karuna Shukla, MP from Madhya Pradesh, replaces Sumitra Mahajan as vice-president.

Former Union Minister <b>Vijay Goel has been retained as a secretary, while the other secretaries are Dharmendra Pradhan, earlier president of the Yuva Morcha, senior journalist Balbir Punj, Prabhat Jha, Kiren Rijiju, Kiran Ghai, NI Reddy and S Thirunavukarsar. Ramdas Aggarwal is the new treasurer, while OP Kohli has replaced Ashwini Kumar</b> as the secretary of the BJP's parliamentary party office.

Former Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP Satya Narayan Jatiya, dropped as a member of the party's parliamentary board, has replaced Ramnath Kovind as the president of SC Morcha. Amit Thakkar is the new president of Yuva Morcha, while Anant Nayak would head the party's ST Morcha.

Asked about the dropping of Joshi from the new team, Prakash Javadekar said that Joshi had requested party president Rajnath Singh to relieve him of the responsibility. <b>"For the first time, the national executive of the party has 13 women, six SC and five ST members," he said</b>.

Observers see the new team as an attempt on the part of Rajnath Singh to run the organisation as a well-knit unit, retaining most of the office-bearers having worked under the leadership of former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani. "Though against existing vacancies, Singh has tried to accommodate his men, he did not disturb the existing officials except divesting Jaitley of chief spokesmanship," a party leader said.

<b>The new team of vice-presidents consists of: Kalyan Singh; Balasaheb Apte, Shanta Kumar, Saheb Singh Verma, Yashwant Sinha, MA Naqvi, Jual Oran, Kailash Meghwal and Karuna Shukla. The general secretaries are: Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, Gopinath Munde, Vinay Katiyar, Thawar Chand Gehlot, OP Mathur and Ramlal</b>.
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BJP did a big mistake dropping Modi, what do these senile SOB's think, that they are stars, other than Modi not one of them mesaures up in popularity among the masses, they will regret their stupid antics one day.
Yeah, they ought to bring back Modi and make him the flagship. He's doing a lot of good for improving Gujarat's economy and job prospects, and has got his state very organised. Is the BJP lending credence to the doctored poll and popularity results in christomedia CNN-IBN? Else why this odd decision? BJP should not toss away the very man who has been able to get an entire state to take strides forward.
In the survey published in the latest issue of India today Shri Vajpayee is still the most popular candidate as Prime Minister. However, in this mid term poll the ruling coalition is much ahead of the NDA in popularity. Whether, they will be able to sustain this position in the next two years cannot be predicted at present.


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