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Congress comeback in elections put grand alliance in UP on insecure position?

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Lucknow: After successful electoral outings in three states, even as the Congress is on the upswing as it braces to take down the Narendra Modi government at the centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the two other key players – the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) – are busy rethinking their prospective grand alliance with the Grand Old Party, at least in UP.

In May, flash bulbs popped with maddening frenzy as opposition leaders converged at Bengaluru at H.D. Kumarswamy’s swearing-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister. However, the buzz was missing at the oath-taking cerremonies in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh earlier this week as both the regional satraps from Uttar Pradesh – Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati skipped the events.

 

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This, despite the fact that both BSP and SP extended their support in government formation in MP. What is both interesting and intriguing is that the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) also skipped the ceremonies despite Ajit Singh’s sole legislator helping the Congress get a majority in Rajasthan.

While many reasons are being floated for their absence, from sprain in the leg to delayed flights, insiders here say there is more than meets the eye in the absence. Sources in the opposition camp say that with a “common minority vote bank at stake”, the SP and BSP both are “uncomfortable with the prospect of coming together with the Congress, which might eat into the Muslim votes”.

A senior BSP leader told media persons that while the rivalry with the SP was a “thing of the past” and that both parties had “almost arrived at a seat-sharing formula for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the chances of Congress being on board were almost negligible. The problem, he pointed, out was the possibility of UP’s Muslims changing track to the erstwhile weak and lost Congress in Muslim-majority parliamentary constituencies as they feel it is a better option in national elections.

 

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A reliable source said that ‘Behen ji’ (Mayawati) had offered 40 seats to SP and would contest an equal number of UP’s 80 Lok Sabha seats. The Dalit powerhouse had made it clear to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav that if he thought Congress should be on board, he would have to cede seats from his quota to both the Congress and the RLD.

With the Congress now making a string comeback in the Hindi heartland, the SP-BSP leaders are jittery about a vote transfer of Muslims to the Grand Old Party, a development that could cost them dearly in the general elections.

 

Is grand alliance in UP heading towards insecurity after Congress makes comeback?:

 

The BJP had won 73 seats along with its ally Apna Dal in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. With the support of the backward classes and the Jats, it had swept western UP. A Similar voting trend was seen in the 2017 state assembly polls. It has been an accepted norm for some years now that the RLD and the BJP have the Jat vote bank, Mayawati draws the Dalit votes and the Muslims go to the Congress, the BSP and the SP.

There are 35 seats in Uttar Pradesh where Muslims, who constitute 19 per cent of the state’s 22 crore-plus population, play a crucial role. The Muslim voter population is more than 30 per cent in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies. It is more than 40 per cent In constituencies like Moradabad, Bijnore, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur and between 30-40 per cent in Kairana, Baghpat, Meerut. Ghaziabad has 25 per cent Muslim voters, while Nagina and Bareilly also have sizeable Muslim voters as do Sambhal and Rampur.

 

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This vote could in 2019 till in favour of the Congress, the original preference of the Muslims, but the party had, in the past 10 years, lost out to the BSP and the SP.

A senior leader pointed out that RLD, which fought the election with Congress in Rajasthan and even won a seat from Bharatpur, is leaning towards the BSP-SP combine, which it feels, could not only prevent a split votes in western UP, its pocket borough, but will also get its vote bank transferred to it where the RLD contests.

While Congress leaders in the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) were initially clamouring for a space in the proposed ‘Maha Gathbandhan’ in the state, it now appears to be on a trip of its own. The recent wins in the state assembly elections has pumped in enough adrenalin in the Congress camp for its leaders to say it was “not dying to be in the grand alliance”.

 

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“We want a respectable seat share or else we, under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi will fight on our own,” a veteran Congress leader said while pointing out that in the 2009 general elections, the Congress beat doomsday sayers and won 20 plus seats.

Whatever be the case, the prospects of the grand alliance seem to be getting bleaker with every passing day.

 

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Cigarette habit will make you suffer from this deadly disease

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In today’s changing lifestyle, people become latches of many things. Sometimes we continue to consume something without thinking anything, but slowly that thing starts making our body sick. One such addiction is cigarette. Cigarettes are very harmful for our health. Everyone knows this, but still continues to consume cigarettes.

Bladder cancer is found in both men and women. Cigarette smokers (active and passive) have a higher risk of bladder cancer. The cigarette causes the bladder cells to deteriorate due to which the infection starts spreading in it. When the infection spreads, the person starts having problems related to urine.

Know what is bladder cancer

Due to the formation of tumor in the bladder, the flesh is penetrated on the euro thallium layer of the blade. Due to which blood starts coming in urine. Sometimes, in some severe cases, a blood clot also accumulates in the urine, which is called hemechuria. Due to bleeding or blood clotting, it begins to spread outside the urine bag along with the spread of urine and kidney tube called medically invasive bladder tumor.

Symptoms

In the case of bladder cancer, blood or blood clots start to form in the urine, there is a complaint of irritation in the urine, there is a lot of pain while urin, unbearable pain in the back and pelvic.

inspection

After the problem of bleeding in urine, the patient is first examined for ultrasound to find out the size of the bladder. Treatment is decided by performing a CT scan to see the size of the tumor spread on the bladder.

treatment

The bladder tumors are cut and removed through a cystoscope using the transurethral resection of bladder (TURBT) technique. After this, chemotherapy and radiotherapy of the patient. Tumor biopsies are also performed to determine the cancer stage. In cases where the tumor has badly clogged the bladder, the urine sac is removed by the open radical cystectomy technique.

This disease can return again

If the bladder tumor is operated upon, it will not necessarily be completely correct. It can recur in up to 25 percent of patients. The medicine (immunotherapy) is put in the patient’s urine bag for protection.

Chemical threatens

Those working in chemical factories are also at risk of bladder cancer. People associated with rubber, leather, dye, paint and printing have this disease.

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