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Some Fade Away…And Others Make a Comeback – By Jo Stein NEW YOR

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NEW YORK — In New York City, rumors are circulating that former mayor David Dinkins may re-emerge as a candidate to challenge Mayor Rudolph Guiliani’s bid for re-election. If he does, it would be the third time that the two have faced off for the city’s top job — each can boast a record of 1-1.
In New Jersey, there has been talk that popular Republican governor Christine Todd Whitman may face a challenge from the man she defeated back in 1993, Jim Florio.

Is there no such thing as a retired or defeated politician?

Ross Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University, on why politicians should get out of the game
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“It depends very much on the period of history you’re talking about,” said Marvin Kalb, a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. “There are times, and this happens to be one of them, when many politicians leave with eagerness because they don’t want to be in that game any longer. They feel like they’re being nibbled to death by ducks, and they want to leave.”

Yet, it often seems that no sooner has a politician stepped down than he is busy plotting his way back into office. Since leaving the U.S. Senate in January last year after 18 years of service, New Jersey senator Bill Bradley has been surrounded by speculation about a possible bid for the White House in the year 2000. He is an example, said Kalb, of politicians who “genuinely believe that the country cannot get along without them.”

Ross Baker, a professor of political science at Rutgers University, lists three reasons why a retired politician would want to re-enter the ring: ego, sense of responsibility or revenge.

“Some (politicians) feel that the agenda that they had set forth wasn’t fulfilled,” says Baker. “Some do it out of sense of revenge. Others genuinely just can’t stand to be out of power.”

In Dinkins’ case, it could be a little of each. “I think he became so filled with anger he became irrational,” former Mayor Ed Koch told the New York Times, in reference to Dinkins’ defeat by Guiliani three years ago.

The Comeback Kids
Defeated politicians are not marked for life. They have, as history shows, the ability to re-package themselves and emerge triumphant. Former Vice President Nixon lost the presidential election to John F. Kennedy in 1960, and then failed to win the California governorship two years later. Yet, in 1968 he was elected president.

“If you were once a governor and you run again, obviously people know that. But they know you, and know your name and that makes it easier for you get money. You know the way the game is played and can play it more effectively,” said Kalb.

There is a second type of politician who are really almost opposites. They quit politics, do something else for a while and many years later re-appear on the ballot box.

In 1956, Cecil Underwood became, at the age of 34, the youngest person ever elected governor of West Virginia. Last November, Underwood, 70, resumed life in the governor’s mansion after being re-elected.

“It wasn’t very difficult because he had been involved in public life since he left office,” said John Brown, Underwood’s interim director of communications. “When he looked at the opportunity that was presented to him it seemed like he had a good chance against the Democratic candidate. Of course there were some people who said he had had his time, but that didn’t fly,” Brown said.

David Canon, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, on the politician who can’t stop running
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Inevitably, politicians — especially early in their careers — suffer defeat. Yet public rejection seems to make some politicians even more determined to serve. Perennial candidates such as Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan and Jerry Brown make it into the textbooks less for positions they held than for their repeated attempts at higher office.

Of course no candidate achieved wider acclaim for his defeats than William Jennings Bryan. Bryan, who lost three bids for the presidency, served in Congress and as secretary of state under Woodrow Wilson, and became famous for his eloquent speeches as the leader of the Populist Party.

Although life in politics is always a gamble, one thing is certain in the 90’s: no matter how crushing the defeat, a politician can always come back. And it can’t hurt, of course, if you have your own talk show.

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“If the government parties do not want to sit in the street, then”;

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The central government has decided to reduce excise taxes on gasoline and diesel in the wake of the increased policy. On Saturday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted about it. “We are reducing the central excise duty by Rs 8 per liter on petrol and Rs 6 per liter on diesel. This will reduce petrol by Rs 9.5 per litre, and diesel by Rs 7 per litre, Sitharaman said. After this, the leader of The Devendra opposition has attacked the Thackeray government following this decision.

Many thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the decision to reduce the central tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 8 and Rs 6 per litre, respectively! For this, the central government will bear a charge of Rs 1 lakh crore every year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has also decided to give a subsidy of Rs 200 per cylinder to recipients of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana, thus a financial burden of Rs 6,100 crore will be incurred,” said Devendra Fadnavis.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again shown that the Modi government at the Center is the common man’s government in this country. The welfare of the poor is a very important issue for them and they constantly fight for it. He has given the same answer once again from these decisions. Now, I once again request the Chief Minister and the Government of Maharashtra to take the initiative to reduce the taxes on gasoline and diesel and provide more relief to the common man. Because the rates in Maharashtra are the highest. The ruling parties do not want to sit in the streets, they want to give relief to the people,” Fadnavis said.


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“This government belongs to dishonest children, they are in the sea…”, offensive statement from the BJP MLA! | …

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A few days ago, the Supreme Court ordered the state government to declare local body elections in the state within 15 days. Thus, while expressing a strong feeling that the OBC reserve is gone, the Opposition has targeted the Maharashtra Government. BJP has criticized the state government for killing the OBC reserve. In this regard, BJP MLA Babanrao Lonikar’s tongue slipped as he spoke to citizens in the Mantha city of Jalna. He criticized the state government in offensive language. Reactions to his statement are now beginning to surface.

“Government Thieves, Lafange Ministers”

“If this information had been delivered to the Supreme Court by collecting Imperial data and conducting a triple test, an OBC reservation of one thousand percent would have been read. But this government and its ministers, liars, scoundrels, scoundrels should be drowned in the sea. These liars were constantly saying that Modi, the central government should give us the data,” said Babanrao Lonikar.

“Data collected during Manmohan Singh’s rule”

“Manmohan Singh was the prime minister of the country. In Delhi, Maharashtra was ruled by the Congress. The whole country was under the control of the Congress. That was when the survey was done. There were 69,000 errors in it. The Manmohan Singh government never has not released that data to any state. Congress hasn’t released that data in its 50 years of existence. But the OBC ministers in the state are making the scene. They’re giving speeches with scarves around their necks. They’re speaking in the media.” Lonikar said.

“Go to the villages and tell them…”

Speaking at the occasion, Lonikar called on those present to speak about government from town to town. “Go to the villages and tell them that this is a dishonest child. The snake is not visible in the vegetation. We have to explain to the villagers how poisonous this three-winged snake is in Maharashtra,” Lonikar said.


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Aurangabad was rocked by two murders; One Sided College Girl All Day…

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The city of Aurangabad was shaken by the killings that took place in the morning and around noon. Two days ago, a man murdered his girlfriend and committed suicide in Aurangabad. While the incident was fresh, a 19-year-old girl was killed near the university on Saturday (May 21) out of one-sided love. The defendants in both cases have been acquitted. The deceased 19-year-old student and her killer were both from the same community, police said.

In another incident, Sabir Shah Qasim Shah (36) and Farhan Khan Nizam Khan (19, both Cuttackgate water tank residents) got into an argument at the Jinsi police station on Friday over a minor altercation. Farhan hit Sabir Shah in the stomach with a sharp object near him, seriously injuring him. Sabir Shah is receiving treatment at Ghati Hospital. However, the doctors pronounced him dead in the morning.

The police arrived at the scene in a case of one-sided love

One case has been recorded in this regard, said Jinsi Police Inspector V. METRO. Kendra gave. Senior officials including API Magare from Kendra visited the site. Tangde Criminal Investigation Squad Deputy Inspector Sunil Jadhav has been dispatched to Naregaon to search for the accused. A forensic team has been called to the scene. Panchnama was also performed by Sub-Inspector Harun Sheikh’s team.

Also read: Two murders at midnight in Aurangabad, murder of a woman along with a young man

Meanwhile, the defendant has a large gang that includes all minors and children up to 18 years of age. Many of them are in the business of only selling buttons at night. The police are investigating in that direction.


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