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Yasin’s close-up of a young boy’s bloodied face punctured with multiple pellets,and make up their mind".However this did not pacify the agitated opposition With inputs from agencies Congress leaders never doubted the power of moneybags They believed that you could "order" an election victory like you call up Pizza Hut and ask for chicken pepperoni Karnataka’s Congress minister DK Shivakumar who is being raided by IT officials for the fourth day on Saturday is one of them That’s not a big surprise The Congress which presided over India for 55 of the 70 years since Independence not only institutionalised corruption but even invented nurtured and depended upon moneybag politics for perpetuating itself in power It goes without saying — but it still needs to be said — that though the Congress copyrighted moneybag politics in India other parties aped it in good measure with the specious logic of fighting corruption with corruption Yet the Congress remains the mother of it DK Shivakumar at his residence during the I-T raids PTI Everybody knows the potent power of money in politics Congress knows it better Money buys posters banners and buntings for election meetings Money buys the trucks and tractors to ferry crowds that turn into what newspapers call "massive" rallies Money buys the guys who throw tomatoes or stones at speakers Money buys musclemen Money buys saris nose-studs dhotis television sets whiskey and sundry things edible or otherwise to bribe voters before polling If you fall short of numbers after elections money can buy loyalties After elections if the numbers don’t add up enough for forming a government money buys new arithmetic A no-confidence motion That’s easy Money can buy confidences In the Congress few have mastered the art of translating money into power better than Shivakumar who is the "Picasso" of the art of moneybags At the very root of moneybag politics is a business principle which is as plain as the sun rising in the east: you get into politics with money and you use politics to make more money because no other organised sector offers as high returns on relatively low investments as politics There is no mutual fund or stock on the planet that pays off as many tax-free dividends as politics Hang democracy money is what oils the political machine and it is corruption that fills the moneybags Elementary my dear Watson Shivakumar’s wealth grew three-fold in five years You could accuse the NDA government of political designs in fixing Shivakumar at an opportune time The raids came just when he was keeping Gujarat’s Congress MLAs in a Bengaluru resort in to stop them from defecting to the BJP Yet you cannot deny the money power Shivakumar possesses and has often used to turn political equations upside down In the early 1980s I watched Shivakumar lurk in the shadows of power corridors of the Vidhana Soudha or outside ministers’ bungalows A young and bashful Youth Congress general secretary waiting for a chance to talk to the media or have a word with a leader The man who was shy of entering power corridors soon owned them Those of us who noticed his shift from the sidelines to the centre stage had some kind of an idea about his wealth but no clue to the immense size of the financial empire he was building around himself I heard senior journalists and Congress leaders joke with Shivakumar more than once about his sudden affluence to which the man would rig up a coy smile and say "Illa sir (No sir)" and then ask with great hospitality: "Want some tea sir" Like in most such stories his origins were humble From a nobody born into a farmer’s family in Kanakapura 50 kilometres south of Bengaluru Shivakumar grew to become one of India’s richest politicians with his business interests ranging from mining to education and from agriculture to real estate From 2008 to 2013 his declared assets alone rose more than three-fold to Rs 251 crore Belonging to the dominant Vokkaliga caste the Congress heavyweight hit headlines for the first time when he contested against the community’s strongman HD Deve Gowda in the 1985 Assembly election Though he lost he fought the awesome Gowda family head on for many years often with success Shivakumar has won the assembly election six times and he got his brother a Lok Sabha seat As it turned out his political clout rose in proportion to his money power Everybody made money but Shivakumar made more maybe more than what was good for him and his party — as he is no doubt finding now Shivakumar’s recipe for success Shivakumar had understood early on how politics worked more specifically how the Congress machine worked He found that in politics you don’t talk You let the money talk because money is the best persuader A suitcase-full of money can be exchanged for political loyalty in a hotel or a resort with not a word spoken All along Shivakumar had endeared himself to senior leaders with his skills in "organising" from crowds at rallies to MLAs to back a chief minister The rustle of crisp mint-fresh currency is music to most Congress ears He was the master of ceremonies fair and foul usually foul Only those who failed to understand the economics of politics were surprised why in 1991 S Bangarappa made him a minister Bangarappa was grateful for the support Shivakumar mustered for him in the race for the chief minister’s post Then he caught the eye of then chief minister SM Krishna who made him an important minister in 1999 and then he made himself indispensable to a variety of leaders including those in the Congress high command Money buys everything does it And if it’s the slush money of scams that packs moneybags corruption is what the Congress nurtured like a baby That baby imp is now an adult monster Corruption is no longer a malignant tumour that can be sliced off body politic with a surgeon’s knife It’s a banyan that has spread its roots so deep into the political soil that it can’t be uprooted in one fell sweep Even a raid a day can’t keep corruption away Okay money can buy everything Or maybe not everything For starters it can’t buy a man with unswerving dedication to the eradication of corruption But intentions don’t and can’t always produce desired results Can Narendra Modi bring an end to moneybag politics I am not ready to bet my money on it — not as yet I’ll wait The author tweets @sprasadindia Written by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Updated: December 25 2015 11:15 pm Vehicles parked on the road near MC office in Sector 17 Chandigarh (Express photo by Jaipal Singh) Top News If you think that paying a price for your vehicle in a parking lot will fetch you a comfortable space then you are mistaken For you will rather end up getting stuck there Mismanagement haphazard parking lack of CCTV cameras parking attendants without uniforms no e-ticketing machines and overcharging are what one comes across today in the paid parking lots of the city despite several inspections by the Municipal Corporation (MC) in the past “Parking attendants continue to allow vehicles inside paid parking lots even when there is no space This leads to chaos They are least bothered about the convenience of commuters” said Binder a visitor at the Sector 17 market In Sector 17 three parking contractors have surrendered their contracts Vehicles were seen parked on the main roads leading to chaos “Parking attendants are quite rude as well There should be trained people handling the lots Somebody parked his car behind mine in the lot and I had to rush for an emergency but nobody helped me out” said Archana a resident of Sector 34 Here too the attendants were seen allowing vehicles inside the parking lots even when there was hardly any space In sectors 8 and 9 people were seen parking their vehicles on both sides of the slip roads as the parking lots were full Joint Commissioner Virender Chaudhary said “Our proposal to streamline the parking system is to come up in the House now It will become systematic with semi-automated parking lots a hike in tariff and more paid parking lots” At present there are 26 paid parking lots in the city The civic body is now considering increasing the number to 93 With this 40000 cars can be accommodated and MC is likely to rake in a revenue of Rs 4 lakh per day and Rs 15 crore per annum only from four-wheelers The civic body has also proposed an increase in parking tariff from Rs 5 to Rs 10 for four-wheelers and Rs 2 to Rs 5 for two-wheelers to minimise trips by cars For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Colombo | Published: June 19 2016 1:07 pm Shaminda Eranga has been hospitalised in England (Source: AP) Top News Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been hospitalised in England with a heart ailment Sri Lanka Cricket sources said in Colombo on Sunday Eranga’s hospitalisation takes place just two days ahead of the first ODI in Nottingham His absence will be a blow to Sri Lanka who missed the services of Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera during the Test series Eranga had been called for a suspect action during the second Test at Chester le street He was to face a bowling Test at the Loughborough University on Monday There was a danger of him being asked to be sidelined in the event of him proving to bend his arm more than the allowed 15 degrees SLC sources said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: May 6 2016 3:51 am Related News The Delhi government Thursday transferred 21 DANICS officials and appointed IPS officer Sudhir Yadav as director general of prisons Yadav was earlier serving as special commissioner provisions and logistics Read |Home ministry turns down govt proposal for separate cadre ofofficials Subhash Chandra special secretary in the home department has been appointed special commissioner employment Ajay Kumar Garg special commissioner of vigilance (industries) is going to succeed Chandra Other officers who were transferred include Additional Director of Education Department Manish Garg who has now been posted as additional secretary department of welfare of SC/ST/OBC/minorities Another DANICS officer Rajesh Goyal has been appointed joint commissioner VAT K S Meena joint secretary of urban development has been appointed joint commissioner employment WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: September 16 2016 2:02 pm Rafa Nadal opens play in the Davis Cup tie when he plays Ramkumar Ramanathan (Source: PTI) Top News “Will India suffer same fate as PV Sindhu against Carolina Marin in Rio de Janeiro” A Spanish travel portal in an advertorial for tour packages for this weekend’s Davis Cup tie left the question unanswered The World Group playoff tie between India and Spain beginning today might not actually be the same as the Olympic final Many including some in the Indian team fear it might be a far more one-sided affair instead Nearly 200 spots separate the two players who’ll get the tie underway Ramkumar Ramanathan ranked 203 couldn’t mask his anxiousness when he was drawn to play world no 4 Rafael Nadal in the first rubber on Friday The 21-year-old looked at Nadal and smiled nervously before staring at the floor for a couple of minutes “Hopefully the butterflies will go early” Ramanathan’s teammate Saketh Myneni said of him Myneni’s draw too is not easy by any means He will be up against David Ferrer ranked 124 places above him “We need to prove we can last That’s the first question” the 28-year-old admits “It depends on how we start our matches Hopefully one of us can manage a big upset” India have historically punched above their weight in Davis Cup They have given heavyweights like Serbia and Czech Republic a scare in the last two years but neither of the teams came with the firepower like Spain have Spain who’ve won the Davis Cup five times since turn of the century have faced the ignominy of competing in the lower rungs of the tournament for the last two years This they can sense is their opportunity to return to the elite group and are in no mood throw it away like they did against Russia a year ago For umpteenth time this week Nadal reiterated how ‘tough’ it is for Spain to be outside the World Group “We belong there and this is our chance” he said again on Thursday A win here would somewhat heal the pain Nadal has endured in what has been one of the most difficult years on tour for him The fourth round defeat at the US Open meant 2016 was the first year since 2004 that Nadal has not made the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam Incidentally it was in 2004 that he won his first Davis Cup title playing a pivotal role in Spain’s win over the USA He added three more to his tally in 2008 2009 and 2011 with Ferrer along side him on all three occasions Despite the yawning gap between the two teams Nadal said the conditions can swing the tie in India’s favour “May be we have better names and on ranking we’re higher but India team knows the conditions well so the home advantage will be with them so it will be a tough one” he said The humidity has been the talking point whole week While the Spaniards have expressed concerns over it India are hoping their two singles players will be able to take advantage of it They could not manage to do that against the Czech last year (when the matches were played during the day time) and struggled against South Korea in Chandigarh in July But Myneni says conditions won’t be the deciding factor “In the end we will have to play some really really good tennis to stand a chance” he says India’s non-playing captain Anand Amritraj said the two Indians will have to be smart and mix things up not getting too predictable “Nadal and Ferrer are two of the best defensive guys on Tour We are playing the legends You don’t want to overdo anything” Myneni who lost a close first round match against Jiri Vesely at the US Open last week said “It’s important for us not to get over-awed by the reputation of the opponents as well First set will be crucial for both of us” Ramanathan said it’ll be important to play ‘aggressive’ tennis It’s an aspect that helped Sindhu win the silver But India will do well if they manage to put up a fight half as much as Sindhu did against Marin For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newshe was released on medical ground but investigation would be continued, But still a top over from Sundar.Pune need wickets 1611 hrs IST:Three overs bowled in the Hyderabad innings and they are 20 for no loss Washington Sundar will continue for Pune Yuvi’s absence has ensured that #SRH had to stick with Henriques Nehra’s absence must be a temptation to play another bowler #RPSvSRH #IPL — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 22 April 2017 1606 hrs IST:Slow start this by Hyderabad Both openers are being watchful at the star Dealing in singles and no boundaries 1602 hrs IST:Seven runs off the first over for Hyderabad Washington Sundar has the bowl in hand This is his first T20 match 1558 hrs IST:Shikhar Dhawanand David Warner are outin the middle to open the innings Jaydev Unadkat to open the bowling forPune 1545 hrs IST:Playing XI for Rising Pune Supergiant Ajinkya Rahane Rahul Tripathi Steve Smith Ben Stokes ManojTiwary MS Dhoni Daniel Christian Washington Sundar Imran Tahir Shardul Thakur Jaydev Unadkat 1540 hrs IST: Playing XI forSunrisers Hyderabad David Warner Shikhar Dhawan Kane Williamson Mosis Henriques Deepak Hooda Bipul Sharma Naman Ojha Bbhuvneshwar Kumar Mohammed Siraj Siddharth Kaul Rashid Khan 1535 hrs IST: Big changefor Hyderabad as they drop Yuvraj Singh and bring in Bipul Sharma For Pune Washington Sundar gets a game in place of Deepak Chahar #IPL Match 24: Here are the Playing XIs for #RPS & #SRH pictwittercom/QRKtW899hd — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017 1530 hrs IST:Rising Pune Supergiant have won the toss andelected to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune 1500 hrs IST:Welcome to the coverage of Indian Premier League match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad fromPune For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Jagdeep Singh Deep | Chandigarh | Published: March 15 2016 2:33 am Related News AUTO-RICKSHAWS SEEM to have caught the fancy of thieves in the city as these vehicles continued to be the most stolen in the last one year The auto-rickshaws are stolen primarily because these vehicles can be easily sold in other states The vehicles are also used by some gangs to commit crimes in the city according to the police In the last 14 months out of the total 1120 vehicle thefts 678 were autorickshaws from various parts of the city which is more than 66 per cent of the total vehicle thefts in as many months The number of vehicles stolen in the UT is many times more than that of two other cities in the Tricity Share This Article Related Article Sources in the police say that the percentage of the recovery of the stolen auto-rickshaws is very low: around 30 to 35 per cent only They add that the auto-rickshaws are easy to sell in the neighbouring states which is a big reason for their theft “The luxury cars are a little difficult to sell in the neighbouring states so the thieves have shifted their focus to the auto-rickshaws These are easy to sell The recovery rate is also lesser which encourages thieves to make these vehicles their target” says a police officer The police sources say that sometimes some notorious criminals steal auto-rickshaws to commit crimes in the city and then safely escape as in most of the cases the police do not focus on auto-rickshaws One such gang was busted by the Mohali police when some criminals snatched an auto-rickshaw used it to commit crime in Mullanpur area and then abandoned it on Mohali-Chandigarh border last year According to the UT police records a total of 984 vehicle thefts were reported in the city last year and out of the total thefts 601 were auto-rickshaws while from January 1 to February 29 this year a total of 136 vehicle thefts have been reported in the city out of which 77 are auto-rickshaws As many as 700 vehicle thefts were reported from Mohali in a span of 14 months and out of the total thefts the majority are either two-wheelers or cars Panchkula has a lesser number of vehicle thefts registered as compared to Chandigarh For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News Faf du Plessis put a week of drama over the ball tampering case behind him when he won the toss,Farooq Abdullah (UPA.

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