POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 06, 2014 AT 23:45 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 06, 2014 23:45 IST

Weekend levity. Posted with no comment.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jun 06, 2014 AT 23:45 IST, Edited At: Jun 06, 2014 23:45 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON May 22, 2014 AT 19:30 IST ,  Edited At: May 22, 2014 19:30 IST

A Rights to Information (RTI) query filed in 2012 and answered after July 2013 has revealed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's basic salary was Rs 50,000/per month, with a sumptuary allowance of Rs. 3,000/pm a daily allowance (@Rs 2000 per day) of Rs 62,000, and a constituency allowance of Rs. 45,000.

But, clearly, that is not all that the prime minister enjoys, for the post comes with the residence at the coveted 7, Race Course Road in New Delhi, personal staff, special armoured limousines, SPG security, a special jet and much else besides.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON May 22, 2014 AT 19:30 IST, Edited At: May 22, 2014 19:30 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON May 20, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: May 20, 2014 23:59 IST

It should have been a simple process. But the Keystone Cops in charge of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's PMO made such a right royal mess that the good doctor's PMO made the wrong kind of news when the country's trying to be generous in its farewell to the outgoing PM.

Twitter users suddenly found that the PM's formal Twitter handle, PMOIndia, was suddenly showing zero Tweets and a dramatically reduced number of followers.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON May 20, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: May 20, 2014 23:59 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 22, 2014 AT 23:58 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 22, 2014 23:58 IST

"The overall verdict is that we have had a head of government whose demeanour is that of an orderly of a proper prime minister," says Ashok Mitra, in a wonderful column in the Telegraph:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 22, 2014 AT 23:58 IST, Edited At: Apr 22, 2014 23:58 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 26, 2014 AT 23:47 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 26, 2014 23:47 IST

A Pew Research Center survey conducted between December 7, 2013 and January 12, 2014 based on face-to-face interviews with 2,464 randomly selected adults and a margin of error of 3.8% says:

More than six-in-ten Indians (63%) prefer the BJP to lead the next Indian national government. Just two-in-ten (19%) pick the Indian National Congress. Other parties have the support of 12% of the public. BJP backing is consistent across age groups. And support is almost equal between rural (64%) and urban (60%) Indians.

 

Surprisingly, however, the survey shows the following breakdown of the BJP's support-base, which shows it doing even better in the South (where it has practically no or very little presence in Tamil Nadu and AP, and Kerala is not sampled) than in the West:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 26, 2014 AT 23:47 IST, Edited At: Feb 26, 2014 23:47 IST
     
 
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