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But I will meet them again and sort out their problems, he said For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Geeta Gupta | Published: October 11 2013 12:34 am Related News What have been the major challenges in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Delhi Health of the electoral rolls in Delhi as measured by the indices of electors-to-population (EP) ratiogender ratioage-cohort ratiophoto electoral rolls (PER) ratio18 to 19 years youth ratio and representation of marginalised sections such as the homelesstransgenderssex workers have been the major challenges in the run-up to the polls The rolls were inflated overall (123 cr against normative value of around 115 cr) butsimultaneouslyseriously deflated in terms of enrolment of women and youthespecially in the age cohort of 18 to 19homeless and other marginalised sections Have the challenges been overcome and the targets achieved A concerted drive was launched with the twin themes of purification and inclusion Ineligible enrolment of more than 15 lakh people identified during house-to-house survey in the categories of shiftedexpired and replicate cases were deleted under the due process of law for purification Simultaneouslytargeted SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electors Participation) interventions in the form of 324 special camps for women enrolment with all-female staff in low gender ratio areasappointment of 863 campus ambassadorsspecial BLOs in educational institutions and 110 special camps for youth enrolmentspecial drives for enrolment of homeless and transgenders were launched A parallel drive was launched to collectcompile and host photo images of all electors in our database since PER ratio in Delhi was just 94 per cent as against the 100 per cent mandated by ECIleaving 78-lakh electors without photos in our database Absence of photos in database has been traditionally a facilitator of possible impersonation during polling As a result of the concerted drivesthe desired EP ratio has been achieved Gender ratio in electoral rolls in Delhi hasfor the first timecrossed 800 (against 1000 males) It is now 804 against 788 when we started; 18 to 19 years youth representation has shot up from 98000 to 352 lakhhomeless enrolment has increased from just 62 to 7249 and transgenders from nil to 543 And for the first timeDelhi is going to polls with 100% PER Are there areas of concern What steps have been taken ahead of the polls Proper arrangements have been made pursuant to a detailed drill carried out by district magistrateswho are also District Election Officers and District DCPs The deployment will be based upon assessment of criticality done by the district electoral machinery A vulnerability mapping exercise has been carried out for the entire city Adequate mechanisms are being put in place to ensure ethical voting and that no one is forced to vote under any implicit or explicit threat Under an ongoing exercisewe have identified 612 sensitive pockets in the cityof which 482 pockets are critical and 130 pockets have been identified as very critical It will be the responsibility of the District Election Officers and DCPs to follow the standard operating procedure and deal with those who threaten and the threatened What about the staff on poll duty All polling arrangements are in place with sufficient deployment of police and civil personnelas also central paramilitary forces Our special focus is to make sure that the entire staff on poll duty it comes to over one lakh personnel also vote We have made special arrangements for poll duty staff to exercise their franchise Are there changes in implementation of the model code of conduct this time The model code of conduct is a document voluntarily adopted by political parties to help ensure a level-playing field in the electoral process It has come into force from the day of announcement of pollsthat is October 4 The role of the Election Commission and the electoral machinery is that of a referee The best matches are where referees dont even have to use cautionary whistlesnot to talk of yellow or red cards We have sensitised political parties in this regard By and largewe have received their cooperation You have already sent 200 notices for possible violation of the model code Delhi has never seen such a crackdown… We are trying to hit at the problem of defacement at the very source Large-scale printing of posters and banners is now being tackled at the source itself Section 127A of the RP Act1951makes it mandatory for the printer and the publisher to print the names and addresses of printer and publisher on the pamphlets and postersbut this rule is rarely followed The punishment is six months imprisonment With a crackdown on printing presses in Delhi by District Election Officers and DCPsthere are inputs that posters and banners printed in NCR areas are being resorted to We will ensurein coordination with our counterparts in adjoining statesthat printing is done in compliance with the law Elections bring complaints of inter-state smuggling of cashalcoholmusclemen and now posters and banners Are steps being taken Yes We have a meeting with district magistrates and SSPs from the neighbouring states of UPHaryana and Rajasthan in the coming week The agenda of the meeting will include coordination between the neighbouring states on the issue of printing pressesflow of liquorarms and musclemenand how to control these We will work on local intelligence to tap the porous borders along the city Are you going to intensify the enforcement drive ECI mandates some enforcement systems to be put in place on the date of announcement of electionsothers will come into force from the day elections are notified on November 9 We already have three flying squads in each of the 70 Assembly constituencies that are already reporting violations For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThere were no major surprises at the Indian Premier League draft for the two new franchises – Pune and Rajkot – held in Mumbai on Tuesday as both of them selected their full quota of players to form the core of their teams The two sides replacing Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals had to select five players each from a pool of 50 from the suspended franchises Since New Rising-owned Pune had made the most successful bid at the franchise auction they had the right to pick the first player and it was a no-brainer that they would go for MS Dhoni Intex-owned Rajkot franchise had Suresh Raina as their first preference Seven out of the ten players were selected from CSK’s roster and just three were from Rajasthan Royals Pune further picked Ajinkya Rahane Ravichandran Ashwin Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis (in that order) while Rajkotsnapped upRavindra Jadeja Brendon McCullum James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo While both the franchises seemed content with their picks it was interesting to see that there is a stark difference in the type of personnel theychose Who Which team How much Pune Mahendra Singh Dhoni Rs 125 cr Ajinkya Rahane Rs 95 crore R Ashwin Rs 75 cr Steve Smith Rs 55 cr Faf Du Plessis Rs 4 cr Rajkot Suresh Raina Rs 125 cr Ravindra Jadeja Rs 95 cr Brendon McCullum Rs 75 cr James Faulkner Rs 55 cr Dwayne Bravo Rs 4 cr Pune go batting heavy Pune picked Dhoni Rahane Smith Du Plessis and Dhoni — which meant four batsmen and one bowler in Ashwin The batsmen picked are similar in nature – neither Rahane Smith or Du Plessis are out-and-out big hitters They are technically sound players who could be used in the top or middle order and bring in grace rather than brute force By selecting them Pune has made sure that their top order is set pretty strong MS Dhoni will undoubtedly lead Pune BCCI Dhoni will bring in his big hitting prowess laterand also his vast captaincy experience as well as the brand value While both the teams didn’t announce the captains it’s almost a given that Dhoni will lead Pune Rahane and Smith have been two of the most versatile batsmen in world cricket right now who can adapt to any format of the game quickly Rahane finished as the second highest run-getter in the previous edition of the IPL with 540 runs at 4909 Smith who had captained Rajasthan Royals after Shane Watson stepped down last season and Du Plessis who leads the current South Africa T20 side will bring in leadership qualities as well It will be a second homecoming for Smith who had played for Pune Warriors India in the 2012-13 season As for Ashwin he has been in red hot form and is currently one of the best spinners in international cricket He brings in a lot of skill in the bowling department He was second-highest wicket-taker for CSK in IPL with 90 wickets at 2422 and an economy rate of 645 Last year he wasn’t among the wickets but bowled with great discipline with a staggering economy rate of 584 scalping 10 from 14 matches at 2280 Pune has made decent picks but they were pretty batting heavy They would look to add variety to their squad and bring in some quality all-rounders as well as lower-order batsmen in the main player auction in February "We had a clear-cut strategy and it largely worked in this draft Dhoni was an automatic choice for us because we are a new franchise and will have to build up a brand and who can be the best person under the circumstances than Dhoni" Pune franchise representative Subroto Talukdar said "So we had to go for Dhoni And the other choices have also gone as per plan Frankly speaking we were targeting eightplayers in order of priorities and it worked according to plan" "Manoj Tiwari and Ashok Dinda who play for our company were consulted We have already spokenwith two contenders for coach" Talukdar added Rajkot go for balance and aggression Rajkot went for more variety than Pune They picked up three all-rounders – Jadeja Faulkner and Bravo and two aggressive batsmen – Raina and McCullum Despite going through a lean patch Suresh Raina was the first pick for Rajkot Raina didn’t have the best of times in the last IPL and averaged a mediocre 2493 However in Raina and Bravo Rajkot have picked up CSK’s highest run-getter and wicket-taker respectively Bravo finished as the highest wicket-taker in the last edition too Raina brings with him loads of experience – he is the most capped player in the IPL and is the highest run-getter too "The strategy was quite clear The objective was to have a balanced team and therefore we went for aggressive batsmen and all-rounders beacuse right mix of batsmen and bowlers can only take you to the winning streak" Rajkot franchise owner Keshav Bansal told Firstpost Bansal also said that one of the factors behind selecting aggressive batsmen was the pitch at Rajkot "In T20 format every team looks to score big so therefore you need to have strong aggressive batsmen who can take you to the next level The Rajkot pitch is flat and you can expect a lot of runs scored there So the pitch was one of the factors taken into account while selecting the players" Bansal added McCullum brings in that aggression and he can take the game away from the opposition single-handedly with his bang-bang approach right from the word go He ended up as the highest run-getter for CSK last season Rajkot have a strong lower-order with the likes of Bravo Faulkner and Jadeja as well Not just the batting and bowling their fielding unit looks ominous too as all the five players picked are electric in the field This is the first IPL team from Gujarat and Jadeja brings in the local connect "When a player is one amongst the local crowd it definitely brings in a connect so Jadeja will bring in that local connect" Bansal told Firstpost After going through a tough phase Jadeja bounced back in style against South Africa in the Test series and his presence will surely be of impact for the team and brand value as well McCullum or Raina would be the captaincy candidates Rajkot went for balance and they managed to get a good mix in the draft with two devastating top order batsmen two medium pace all-rounders and a spin-bowling allrounder with all of them top-notch fielders They would now be looking to rope in good middle order batsmen in the main auction Shane Watson misses out no uncapped players picked: While the draft went as most predicted there was one notable exclusion in Shane Watson Watson was an integral part of Rajasthan Royals since its inception — he was their highest run-getter in IPL with 2372 runs at 3649 with two centuries and 14 fifties He ended up as RR’s second-highest run-getter behind Rahane last season Probably Pune should have gone for an all-rounder in place of a batsman Du Plessis’ selection was a bit of a surprise However there are high chances that Watson will be a hot pick in the main auctions Since both the teams were new entrants they went for recognised and star players in order to build the core of the team hence none of the uncapped players were chosen All in all Rajkot got a slightly better deal than Pune with good mix of aggression and variety Bravo Jadeja and Faulkner can all bat and bowl Raina too can chip in with useful overs when needed Pune went for a batting heavy line-up with Dhoni Smith Du Plessis and Rahane – none of whom bowl regularly and with just Dhoni being an out-and-out big hitter Somewhere down the line they lack dynamism and would look to up the ante during the main player auctions Players picked: Pune: MS Dhoni Ajinkya Rahane R Ashwin Steve Smith Faf du Plessis Rajkot: Suresh Raina Ravindra Jadeja Brendon McCullum James Faulkner Dwayne Bravo By Lothar Matthus Naturally the French hosts of the Euro 2016 had the better chances in the final match But Portugal winning the championship title was not undeserved if you overlook the fact that they profited from the new tournament modus that enabled them to advance despite being only third in their group After all in the Round of16 they defeated one of my favourites Croatia 1-0 with a goal in overtime just as they have now done against the French They did so because in the course of the match they found their form and physically they made the better impression Portugal were crowned Euro 2016 champions Getty It can be argued about why this final match was all about one player – Cristiano Ronaldo – even though he was no longer on the pitch after the 25th minute injured by what was certainly a rude but not a dirty foul by Dmitri Payet; the kind of foul that can happen in a final Until the very end the cameras constantly were on Ronaldo how he was sitting on the bench how he was crying in pain And after his teammates had won the match he was permitted – this is okay because he’s the captain – to be the first to raise the trophy Ronaldo had been the difference against Hungary and against Wales His header against the Welsh will move many national team coachesto vote for him as world footballer of the year But his teammates also were joyous because they could show for once that they can get along without their star Strictly speaking not a single one of the 24 teams was convincing in this tournament This was not a tournament for football gourmets one that saw many weary players Certainly this was also due to the strains resulting from a long season with so many different competitions The Spaniards who got off to a very good start were already gone after the Round of 16 I would be hard-pressed to put together a team from this tournament At the 1990 World Cup there were many Germans in 1986 a number of Argentinians In 2002 a few Brazilians But this time there would not be many French or Portuguese players in the team The Portuguese won only one match in the regulation 90 minutes the 2-0 semi-final against Wales It speaks for Portugal’s morale the way they improved during the course of the tournament something people normally say about the Germans Even though the Germans lost 2-0 to France in the semi-final and even though they left behind the best impression with their football playing qualities If Bastian Schweinsteiger had not confused football with handball in the match against France – the way that Jerome Boateng also did in the quarterfinal against Italy – then Germany might have gone through as the only team that was not scored against But in both cases their handling of the ball in the zone led to penalties that were converted Schweinsteiger deprived his team of the reward they deserved If you absolutely want to take the field despite not having had much playing time then you might be one step too slow or do something that you normally don’t do And so Antoine Griezmann with his second goalmaking it 2-0 for France shot the only goal against Germany that was not a penalty Paul Pogba the Frenchman playing for Juventus and who was expected to be the star of the tournament is now going to Manchester United where the new coachJose Mourinho is now at the helm of things The transfer fee is said to be 130 million – the money is there in England thanks to the revenues from the televisionbroadcasters Pogba may only be just 23 but he is no Lionel Messi no Ronaldo and he barely made any impression in this tournament There were actually only two stars One was Griezmann not only because of his six goals for France but also because he was dangerous in the final With his precision passes Griezmann was to me the outstanding player of the tournament And behind him Gareth Bale the Welshman playing for Real Madrid These were the two faces of the Euro 2016 But I was also surprised by the 28-year-old Eder who came in after 78 minutes to replace the 18-year-old Renato Sanches and whose concealed low shot became the match-winner for Portugal Eder is strong with the header and strong in dribbling and fast I would gladly like to have him in my team even though he has been sold by Swansea City to Lille and who – before this goal – was worth only 5 million And so the Euro 2016 did after all reach a conciliatory conclusion The need of the hour is always for batsmen who can use the long handle and clear the outfield. 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