Few days ago money was put on young Hardik Patel as if he can be answer to Narendra Modi's towering stature. All perhaps felt that if someone young comes from Gujarat can mobilize millions of followers, and then he could be a fitting reply to Modi's magic.
Finally the NSA level talks between India and Pakistan have been called off by Pakistani authorities at the behest of the Pakistan Army. The border posts at the Pakistan side along the LOC were seen celebrating with fire crackers and distribution of sweets, marking the tactical win of Pakistan Army over its civilian government. The stoppage of NSA level talks is viewed as a sigh of relief for many Pakistani stake holders, as they believe that Nawaz Sharif did a blunder in Ufa by issuing a joint statement for a talk on terror only.
Indian media straight away declared that India had called off the NSA level talks as per the Ufa, Russia joint statement between India and Pakistan. But if you closely scrutinize Vikas Swarup's media statement, it will give you a message that India hasn't called off the meet, rather it clearly states India's position, that preconditions violating the Ufa joint statement is not acceptable to India.
In the run up to Bihar assembly elections 2015, one of the important things that has happened so far is settlement of seat sharing between JD(U), RJD and Congress. JD(U) and RJD will contest on 100 seats each whereas the Congress will contest on 40 seats. NCP, although has been offered 3 seats, but it has not accepted it. Discussions and negotiations are still going on among parties within NDA over seat sharing issue.