Central Reserve Police Force has been celebrating 9th April of every year as “Valour Day” in the force to pay tribute to the brave men who sacrificed their lives and displayed exemplary courage to protect the country. The history of CRPF is a saga of sacrifice and sustained dedication for national integration, unity and maintenance of peace in the country.
As the nation waits with bated breath for the results of the just concluded mammoth nine-stage election, one clear winner is already on display. And that is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its radically fresh and welcome electoral strategy. It is of little importance if it can send any Member to Parliament.
History will be kinder to me, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated at his final press conference earlier this year. As he ends his decade-long tenure as head of two successive UPA governments, his stock as a middle class hero stood severely diminished due to a floundering economy, shrinking opportunities and the acts of omission and commission of colleagues in the government and party.
The general election 2014 is historic in many ways like - the unprecedented turnout at 66.4, one party storming to power, the biggest defeat of Congress party ever it faced since its inception and of course the rise of personality politics.