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Which film you wish you could be a part of? if Wade fails to put up a great show with the bat in the second Test in Chittagong.“I consider Nevill the best gloveman in the country If Wade struggles then the selectors will definitely be looking around And the Ashes is no time to be looking at someone new If it’s not Wade they have to go back to Nevill” While the pitch in Dhaka supported the spinners and displayed plenty of turn and inconsistent bounce Wade conceded 30 byes But Healy wasnot fazed by the extras on what was one of the more unpredictable wicket the current Australian pack has played on “I’m not looking too much at the 30 byes” said Healy “It was a really difficult pitch to keep on there were some balls coming through shin high and others disappearing over the batsman’s shoulder I can’t ever remember in my career having to deal with that You always expected plenty of turn in places like India or Pakistan but the inconsistent bounce is a nightmare for a keeper” he added With few changes expected in Australia’s playing XI especially after Josh Hazlewood picked up a side strain during the first Test Healy feels playing with three spinners might be even more tough for the 29-year wicketkeeper-batsman “It’s been tough for Wade this year given the pitches they’ve played on in India and now here in Bangladesh and it might be even tougher for him in the second Test if they play three spinners” Healy concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: February 18 2014 1:21 pm The AAP has rightly tapped into the democracy deficit promising to bring governance closer to the people But is it making a necessary distinction between popular will and popular sentiment The concept of popular will has an irreducible element of deliberation and judgement (PTI) Related News AAP has shown a penchant for the spectacular Why that is not going to be enough The Aam Aadmi Party is gone as a party of government at least for now It mounted an astonishing electoral insurgency and swung the doors of power open without having political lineage or the financial backing of business the two standard features of contemporary political parties in India It did not organise a caste-based religious or regional mobilisation the other typical characteristics of Indian politics Demonstrating how new political formations can emerge against all odds when the existing political parties generate citizen apathy or disgust it also illustrated that democracies can have self-correcting mechanisms Nonetheless a 49-day wonder is over What does the AAP’s fall show What does the future hold The AAP’s brief governing career illustrates most of all a well-known political truth When those attacking the system come to power they find it hard to govern Insurgents tend to be terrible governors Anti-system parties a term coined by political scientist Giovanni Sartori are good at undermining the system not at running it The AAP is of course not the kind of anti-system party that totalitarian parties or the communist parties in Europe during the two world wars were It is committed neither to violence nor to an overthrow of the Constitution But it does wish to overturn the way politics is done It loves India but dislikes India’s polity By definition an elected government must function within the existing framework of rules and laws If those rules and laws are disagreeable the government can change them But fundamental as opposed to marginal change cannot be brought about by decree or in haste Patient communication meticulous negotiation and careful alliance building are necessary The initial challenge of insurgents in government is always the same: they must first follow the rules in order to change them A chief minister sleeping on the sidewalk in protest wrapped in a quilt on a cold winter night may satisfy the inner moral urge of the insurgent but governance is not a branch of ethics Without an ethical core politics does lose its shine but with ethics alone no polity has ever been run Consider three other errors of the AAP’s excessive moralism First should a law minister encourage vigilantism however much he suspects the police of being corrupt Unauthorised nightly raids can’t reform the police Police reform is a dull prosaic business not a site of dramatic guerilla-like forays Similarly racial remarks don’t accord with modern law which seeks to establish individual not collective guilt It is not enough to say that vigilantism or racism was not intended Hamaari niyat to saaf thi logon ko gussa aa gayaa (our intentions were pure the people got angry) — this is an empirically inadmissible theory and a terrible excuse Crowds gathering around crusading ministers attacking the police tend to be nasty brutish and furious They can’t easily be controlled Even Mahatma Gandhi the greatest mobiliser of the masses in the last century perhaps longer found it difficult to discipline the masses entirely A paradox always marks the transition from insurgency to governance: without mass politics movements can’t be built but with a release of mass furies governments can’t be run Second should a government unilaterally lower electricity tariffs charging power companies with padding costs unless a rule-governed audit has established cost inflation beyond doubt Private companies may well be venal but how to calculate the costs of production is a complex economic matter In my first book I tried to calculate the costs of wheat and rice production presumably a much simpler matter than the costs of power production It became a forbidding enterprise The complexity of the calculation was brought home deflating earlier and simplistic statistical enthusiasm The implication ought to be obvious A careful audit should first be ordered and then the price lowered if costs were indeed inflated not the other way round Third should a government issue an FIR for corruption in a business dispute which is already under investigation in a court of law Doing so is a truly odd governance principle for it disrespects the judicial process It demonstrates a penchant for the dramatic and the spectacular not for the often dull and painstaking art of governance The AAP’s election manifesto had talked about the necessity of “udyog anukool neetiyaan (business-friendly policies)” In the 49 days of governance we saw an incessant lashing out against business not business-friendly investment-attracting economic announcements To be sure governance requires attacking corruption but it also calls for sensitivity towards the avenues of economic growth The AAP in power went for the former with extraordinary fury; the latter did not even get a chance Finally consider the AAP’s critique of representative democracy That Indian democracy functions well at the time of elections but between elections governments become insensitive to the people is now a well-known argument The AAP has rightly tapped into this democracy deficit promising to bring governance closer to the people But is it making a necessary distinction between popular will and popular sentiment The concept of popular will a sine qua non of democracy has an irreducible element of deliberation and judgement It is not equal to the popular sentiment of the day which can quickly change If democratic legislation based on popular will is to have any meaning it must embrace the idea of people’s representatives deliberating debating and concluding If representative assemblies are not working well one has to think about how to reform them But democratic decision-making simply can’t be handed over to people’s assemblies hastily put together in parks maidans and stadiums Mohalla sabhas are fine as deliberative spaces but weekly janta darbars luckily dropped and state assemblies meeting in stadiums in full public view luckily not allowed are not Popular furies do not amount to well-thought-out judgements Emotions and biases do not add up to rationality Can the AAP make a comeback Yes it can Troubled by its agitational ways a section of the urban middle class certainly its upper segment is likely to leave the AAP But its dramatic mode of governance is also likely to increase its appeal to the urban poor and lower middle class These classes harbour similar anger against the existing system Moreover since television now reaches over 800 million people in India the urban-rural voter dichotomy is not likely to hold up as neatly as it did in the past The AAP’s theatrical style best symbolised by the chief minister sleeping on the sidewalk and the law minister challenging the police is almost certain to appeal to the rural electorate close to Delhi The gain at the lower end of the social spectrum is likely to be bigger than the loss at the upper end As a consequence the AAP’s performance in Haryana Punjab Delhi western Uttar Pradesh and some of the bigger cities of India may well be substantial in the next elections The AAP is here to stay Delhi was one part of a long and evolving political story But even if the AAP does come to power let us say in Haryana or in Delhi again the same cycle of electoral exhilaration and governmental emaciation may haunt the party How to combine an anti-system impulse with governance will remain the AAP’s fundamental political dilemma It might want to study how the provincial Congress governments of 1937 functioned in British India or how the Left Front governments evolved in Kerala and West Bengal after they first came to power The writer director of the India Initiative Brown University and author most recently of ‘Battles Half Won: India’s Improbable Democracy’ is contributing editor of the Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News” said a police officer. So physical nudity for me doesn’t compare.” Watch: Ranveer Singh, the transport department had notified making Aadhaar card details compulsory for those seeking subsidy on e-rickshaws registered in the city, in jail. The government review found no major faults with multiple agencies that failed to detect Monis was a threat, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 24, ???

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