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@BJP4India has lost 4 stalwarts in the last one year and every one of them will have a huge impact on the party. It's going to be very difficult to recover from these losses. As a supporter, it's heartbreaking and also a matter of grave concern bcs of the age factor.
#AnanthKumar was a sobre & honest face from Karnataka. He had good repo with opposition leaders, as was witnessed when he handled Parliament during PM Modi's 1st term.
He had gone to US for treatment in New York. On 12th Nov, 2018 he died due to PANCREATIC CANCER. 'AGE 59.'
#ManoharParrikar was very knowledgeable and most respected. He was a simple man. He had proposed the name of Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate before 2013 BJP parliamentary elections convention in Goa. He was Defence Minister in the 1st term and later CM of Goa.
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This particular change in India’s defence policy during #ManoharParrikar ‘s tenure as defence minister is so significant that it prevented another Central Government of India from acting it’s foot. (1/n)
This important change is with India’s blacklisting policy wrt defence manufacturing firms. Earlier , whenever there was any controversy in a defence deal , the entire firm used to be unilaterally blacklisted for atleast a decade, despite govt of the day being more at fault (2/n)
Reason I am saying govt of the day being more at fault is because a defence manufacturer is out to do business. If under a corrupt commission-khor congress govt , business only comes after paying kickbacks ,the firm will do it. Govt is thus more at fault. (3/n)
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Narrated by Manohar Parrikar.

“I am from the village of Parra in Goa, hence we are called Parrikars. My village is famous for its watermelons. When I was a child, the farmers would organise a watermelon-eating contest at the end of the harvest season in May.
All the kids would be invited to eat as many watermelons as they wanted. Years later, I went to IIT Mumbai to study engineering. I went back to my village after 6.5 years. I went to the market looking for watermelons. They were all gone. The ones that were there were so small.
I went to see the farmer who hosted the watermelon-eating contest. His son had taken over. He would host the contest but there was a difference. When the older farmer gave us watermelons to eat he would ask us to spit out the seeds into a bowl.
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Mainstream political leaders of all hue and colour are immediately elevated to near-sainthood upon their deaths. But it is important that we look at their public lives critically and truthfully. Anecdotes of tea chats, descriptions of demure wardrobe choices aren't that.
@SaffronWatch is doing what our media isn't. #ManoharParrikar

"India is a Hindu nation"

#ManoharRarrikar the RSS man who went to Ayodhya with kar sevaks who demolished the Babri Masjid. Thousands (mostly Muslims) were killed in the riots that followed.

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