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the Tamil remake of the Malayalam runaway hit How Old Are You? Coincidentally How Old Are You marked the return of poplar Malayalam actress Manju Warrier after a 14-year sabbatical For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsUpdated: March 23 2014 11:30 pm Related News Relying overly on star candidates parties also signal a loss of faith in themselves This election vote your favourite celebrity to power The AAP has made a full-fledged strategy of handing out tickets to luminaries from various walks of life but political parties across the spectrum have also been feverishly dressing up their candidate lists with known and illustrious names not just relying on regular politicians Medha Patkar and Soni Sori figure on the AAP list Nagma and Mohammad Kaif make their debut on the Congress list In West Bengal the BJP seeks to counter the TMC’s Moon Moon Sen and Baichung Bhutia with Babul Supriyo and magician PC Sorcar Jr Its answer to the AAP’s Gul Panag in Chandigarh: another actor Kirron Kher Not that parties are new to requisitioning celebrities for electoral purposes Such candidates bring their own fan base which will feed into support for the party or so the strategy goes Newer entrants to political contests can use the star power The TMC did it for the 2011 assembly elections in Bengal to breach the Left bastion The AAP follows suit as it spreads out of its stronghold in Delhi It also comes in handy in areas where the party’s presence is thin on the ground — the BJP in Bengal for instance But the phenomenon of established parties enlisting outside help large-scale also points to a weakening of the party machinery In the absence of inner-party democracy credible new leaders cannot rise from the ranks Parties that have lost confidence in their own ideologies and cadres to win elections must increasingly reach out for borrowed lustre Depending on the celebrity to win elections however is a gamble at best Star campaigners may draw crowds but a fan isn’t always a voter The party floated by Chiranjeevi came a cropper in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections and mustered only a few seats in the assembly elections that year Parties it seems are far more willing than the voter to suspend disbelief For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by George Mathew | Published: September 24 2012 12:46 am Related News Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week spoke about the need to set up fair and effective regulatory institutions and legal processes In other wordsits a clarion call to get rid of crony capitalism and promoters and other vested interests who shortchange the public and the banking system ? veterans and serving men and women of the armed forces, The fact that an Indian citizen, a Congress leader from Bhiwandi,Love’ from ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. 2014 9:51 pm Cheteshwar Pujara says he is motivated by criticism (Source: File) Related News The last time Cheteshwar Pujara travelled to Oceania for Tests, the former State Department energy policy coordinator. A senior Bar leader.

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