14 November, 2019

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SLPP Power Struggle Continues: Mahinda Says Search For Prez Candidate Not Complete, Basil Admits It’s Gota!

Despite repeated assurances, the Rajapaksa brothers Mahinda and Basil have yet again made it evident that a power struggle ensues within the family as pressure builds to name a candidate for the upcoming Presidential poll from Sri Lanka PoduJana Peramuna (SLPP).

Responding to queries by media, Basil Rajapaksa was announcing details of the upcoming SLPP national assembly scheduled for August 11, when a journalist posed a question on Basil’s level of contribution at the upcoming Presidential poll campaign when Gotabaya Rajapaksa is fielded.

“I have always extended my fullest support and efforts to Presidential poll campaigns and this time won’t be any different…” Basil said without denying the journalist’s claim that Gotabaya is to be announced as SLPP candidate and adds, “…in fact this time, I will do even better!”

Basil in his comments, also notes Mahinda Rajapaksa will be appointed as the SLPP leader at the upcoming assembly who will thereafter announce the Presidential poll candidate at the same event.

However, Mahinda had a different picture to paint when he met with journalists in Kandy yesterday.

Mahinda says SLPP will field a winning candidate, “someone who will protect and safeguard the country and protect its people.” “We are looking for such a leader,” he told journalists.

When a journalist in the crowd asked if the search is complete, Mahinda added with a chuckle, “not yet,” giving clear indications to the fact that he is not yet ready to finalize Gotabaya’s candidacy.

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    “Mahinda says SLPP will field a winning candidate, “someone who will protect and safeguard the country and protect its people.” “We are looking for such a leader,” he told journalists.”

    Where is he looking ???

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      Instead of innocent people, if that idiot Zahran Hashim got the Rajapakses and the 225 in the parliament …….. the whole country would’ve prayed for him to get not 7 but 7,000 virgins!

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        Nimal Fernando,

        Yes, indeed, the idiot Zaharan. would not only get 7,000 virgins, as God would have been pleased, and would have been considered a true patriot.

        Then, 4/21/2019 would be called liberation day, the vermins were exterminated.

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          So why didn’t God make him do so? The whole point is, God is on their side.

      • 0
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        Save Rajapaksa.

        Soma

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        nimal fernando

        “the whole country would’ve prayed for him to get not 7 but 7,000 virgins!”

        Will you volunteer and get your share out of your estimated 7,000 virgins?
        It appears we need to provide gene therapy/editing for more people than I initially thought.

        Why is the police or (un)intelligence services coming after you?

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          Native,

          Why the insistence on virgins? :)) ……….. Is that some form of male insecurity?


          Why only men? Why don’t gals insist on virgins? …… There’s a 40 year old virgin in Native, a 50 year old in Old Codger and 100 year old in ol’ nimal fernando.

          The supply is a plenty, the demand is lacking!

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            nimal fernando

            Brilliant.
            Thanks.
            Don’t you think in case if SLFP is to grab power, the cabinet should nationalise the supply of all virgins and distribute them through state owned shops, in order to keep everyone equitably happy, irrespective of age?

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      Steve;
      If SLPP fields Gotabaya as a Presidential Candidate, He Would be disqualified, as He is a dual Citizen of Sri Lanka!
      His Loyalty has been sworn to another Country too!
      Didn’t another MP get thrown Out as she was a Dual Citizen?

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        Yes, and there are a whole lot of TNA members of Parliament who are Canadian citizens. When Canada was requested to reveal this, they refused to cooperate. Actually, it is not too hard to find out the crooks.

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      Steve,

      Mahinda says …. and protect its people.. he meant the Rajapaksas and Cronies.Can the grass eating low IQ idiots get it? Mahinda bets they won’t.

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        Amarasiri,
        When the person that you called ‘Savior of Democracy’ in 2015 and now call ‘Sevelaya’, ‘Mala Perethaya’ that he will bring ‘Yahapalanaya’, 6.2m grass eating two legged donkeys with low IQ voted to him. You are one of them. Eventually what he did was to bring a ‘Mala Perethaya’ who robbed the Central Bank and sell the country to foreigners and have a nice time with his ‘Samanala Gang’.

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          Eagle Eye,

          Sirisena, was a Para-Sinhala “Buddhist”, went along with worshipping the Rajapaksas, worshipped trees, worshipped Statues, prostrated to Saffron clad monks, a Sinhala Buddhist Trojan Horse, and fooled the 6.2 million who voted for him, just the same way he stabbed Mahinda in the back.

          He is a Para-Sinhala Buddhist who fooled the Para-Sinhala Buddhists and other Paras alike.

          Those who robbed the Central banks and other crooks are Paras too.Some are Para-Catholics, some Para-Tamils. See how the Para-Sinhala Cardinal who answers to the”Infallible” Pope, was behaving with the fasting Para-Monk, at the behest of the Rajapaksas, who put in a word with the Pope to appoint him Cardinal.

          The Veddah Chief said that the Paras have turned the land into a cesspit.The Rajapaksas are Part of it too, along with the Para-Monks and others.

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          May those who selected and promoted Sirisena in 2015 , deceived 6.2 million people and poisted this cursed Ranil – Sirisena Yahapalana hook-up on innocent people of this country which eventually led to this miserable situation rot in eternal hell.

          Soma

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            somass

            Is that why the honest Mahinda agreed to be part of the coup?

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          Eagle.
          at least we got rid of the bp Rajaakse from his authoritarian regime.
          :
          There even a coconut husk would have been sufficient… but BP Sirisena is to be blamed for the greater betrayal of 6.2 Mio voters.
          :
          Mind you, if BP Rajaakshe continued, things would have been a way better today ?.
          :
          Your staple food should be RATA THANAKOLA even at your later day life right ?

          I wonder how you became that old (now an octagenarian, cornered to DU abusing the asylum laws down there.

          You the kind of idiots are the reason PEOPLE to stay that stupid in my home country.
          Bps of your nature should be complacent for all the mess.

      • 1
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        Amarasiri, your first post without the word para. Well done and keep it up.

    • 6
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      Steve – Meeharaka is probably looking at his ‘moon’!

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    Does it matter????

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    Cunning ploy by the Rajapaksa mafia. Sri Lanka do not get fooled.

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    Only healthy one is Basil and the most corrupt as well.
    ..
    Gota’s wife and Mahinda’s wife are not in good terms for long.
    ..
    If Gota comes in to power say Good bye to Namal.
    ..
    Doesn’t matter who is the candidate, Rajapaksha’s have damaged their reputation, beyond repair.

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      Suranga,
      Is it Rajapakshas or Ranil and Sirisena who have damaged their reputation, beyond repair? Rajapakses promised to eradicate Demala terrorism and they fulfilled that promise. Ranil and Sirisena promised to bring ‘Yahapalanaya’ and brought ‘Jadapalanaya’.

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        Eagle, stop fielding for corrupt politicians and have an open mind to find a good leader who can take this country forward because of biases like yoursthe country has plunged beyond reproach

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        I’m sorry Eagle eye all 3 of them are worthless for me.
        ..
        I don’t agree if you say the know devil is better than the unknown angel.
        ..
        We require new brand of leaders.

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    SLPP is not a podujana party. It is a party of Mahinda Rajapakse Family. It is a group thugs and criminals who was responsible for all the mess since 2009.

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      Ajith – So you think all Yahapalana guys are saints????
      6.2 million grass eating gobbayas voted in 2015 for yahapalanaya and made “koheda yanne malle pol” idiot as a President and aimless , vision less and backbone less , pig headed idiot as PM – who even cannot control his own party members – same PM idiot selected a cabinet with common sense less donkey as MoF and set of members who do not understand for what reason that they have been appointed as CMs and keep on uttering BS in public thinking everybody in the country are donkeys like them – After 4 years this country had gone from bad to worst under yahapalana donkeys – Today people are so desperate they tend to rally round all the sundries who want to save the country by becoming next President – Bull .. S..
      – Bury bloody democratic and neoliberal ideologies – Bring in a tough leader who can take politically incorrect but technically correct decisions and implement them to put this country back on track

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      All the paksas are roughs and dreaming that they have a Royal assent to the throne .

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    Hang these three criminals using pieces from saffron robes and the kurrakan satakaya until pronounced ….!

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    How careless news reporting can be. The Daily Mirror reports that Basil “said the candidate would be former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa…”

    The report here isnt so definite.

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    This is not a “Power Struggle”. It is a “Struggle” to find the “Person” who will protect and safeguard the family and the goons, including the present President. So far, the contender Pallewatta, looks very promising. In his own public declaration to a Media, he admitted how he helped Basil to establish in Gampaha and said that he does not think that the founder of “Pohottuwa” (Basil) a rouge and a “10%”. He also stated his ancestral relationship (Gamaralalage) to the President MY3. This “Confession” by Pallewatta fits eminently well with the MISSION of “Pohottuwa”. Mr. Pallewatta: You are very “SMART”. You have found the WAY and have the WILL to do it. GO! GO!GO! Pallewatta.

  • 13
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    THERE IS NO 2ND WORD THE CANDIDATE WILL BE MRS.SHERANTHI RJAJAPAKSE AND MAHINDA WILL HAVE THE REMOTE CONTROL IN HIS HAND TO HAND OVER THE LEADER SHIP TO NAMAL BABA IF BY ANY CHANGE SHE WINS.

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      Paragon
      There is no chance at all.
      Sinhalese Buddhists will never elect a born Catholic-converted Buddhist as Sri Lanka’s next President.

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        Champa or Champa
        Sinhalese Buddhists ?? SWRD was not born a Buddhist !!!!

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          ITtsays Ranil’s wife was one prominent person who wanted Ven. Ghansara in the jail.
          Mahinda Rajapkse may be a person who take five precepts three times day. With that he says, he breaks precepts three times minium per day
          CT wants whether Gotabhaya Rajapakse want to contest the presidential election. But, the US – SENATE say they have sufficient legislation to prosecute, DUAL CITIZENS who got caught in Annihilating LTTE. So STICKS are ready (including the one by Ahimsa wicramatunga). for Gotabhaya Rajapakse. I think, simply they are saying do not come to the parliament.
          I heard Jayampathi Wicramarathne and Ashu Marasinghe were thrown up from their chairs when some reminded the name of GR in side the PSC. I think, US SENATE is saying to GR simply do not go there and you scare us to the hell because of that.
          On the other hand, SOFA, ACSA, MCC-COMPAC are in waiting for signing up. Parts of those agreements have been signed. Who knows, there may be another agreements which says that US senate will appoints cabinet ministers and National LIST MPs directly and they will look after all those committees.

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            JD, SOFA was initially signed by the US citizen Gota on behalf of Sri Lanka what a pity. May be this time Gota has a deal with the US to get elected to give SOFA, Chair and loveseats who knows

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          Steve
          Things are different now.
          Prior to 2015, we didn’t bother much about the religion cos’ it was everybody’s opinion that the leader of the country will protect Buddhism.
          Not anymore. Maithri and Ranil tried to change the Constitution to make Sri Lanka a secular country. They tried to deny the first and foremost position of Buddhism. They couldn’t go further as there was a huge uproar against it. We have learnt our lesson. There is no going back.

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        It is Mahinda Rajapakse who screwed up Gotabhaya rajapakse. IT will be completed next time by Basil and Namal.

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      Paragon – Medamulana Meeharaka Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha’s remote is no longer functioning. What made you suggest that if “Ratharan Nona” reigns she will hand over the controls to her GCE (OL) failed son who calls himself a “lowyer”. This slimy bastard is getting married shortly leaving all his flying angels and an umpteen number of lasses in the lurch!

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        Mike;
        Why is it that, Only the Uneducated Yobs who can’t earn their Keep any other Way, are Prepared to stand for Election?
        This is the Plight of Sri Lanka!

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    If Gotabhaya is fielded as Pohottuwa’s Presidential candidate, Basil will make sure that Gotabhaya is defeated the same way he defeated Mahinda in 2015.
    Gotabhaya will get maximum 20%.
    Anyways, the next President is not a Rajapaksa and also not from Pohottuwa. 200% guaranteed!

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      Thanks Champa. You are very good with your %.

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    he cant announce gota as the us has still not finally revoked his citizenship

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    “someone who will protect and safeguard the country and protect its people.” – Yeah, except Prison mates and Journalists.

  • 1
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    Does it have to be dynastic politics?
    If so, who is presidential material, Chamal or Gota??**
    Is it all about a prez, a one-man show???

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    It seems that the Tories in UK have no suitable leader to promote as the next PM other than a bungling joker by the name of Boris Johnson & the Americans voted in an opportunistic millionaire who was declared bankrupt a couple of times & never paid taxes (but has the audacity to say that he did all that because he is smart), so SL is not alone when it comes to electing yobs & thugs.

    Do we have a choice? Will a political novice but with a decent education & integrity come forward?

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    Will it be Mr. Ten Percent, Mr. Hundred Percent, or Gotler who jailed hundreds, of whom, some are still in jail ?

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    We, layLankans, will not be able, in the near future, to elect a President. We have to choose one from a Rogues Gallery. The gallery consists of MS, RW, few ‘also rans’, MR family: Mahinda, Gotabaya, Basil, Chamal, Namal. The MR family is showing signs of imploding.
    Basil founded SLPP which evokes the baser instincts of the voters. Mahinda has through bullying, invaded SLPP. How much longer do we, the voters, put up with such antics?

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    I think if GOTA or Karu comes, we can see a change that maybe for the good or for the bad. Anyone else, then business as usual.

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      KARU is a good choice but people like SAJITH, AND RAVI both are dreaming to become UNP LEADERS or future PM may not like KARU as a candidate as he might give or support HIS SON IN LAW GAMINI DISANAYAKE JUNIOR NAVIN.ALL DEPENDS ON UNP WORKING COMITEE WHICH IS UNDER CONTROL OF LIFE TIME LEADER RANIL.

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    Don’t stress Boys & Girls who are craving to see their Idol Dr Ranil becoming the next President before Ranil karcks it.

    Poor Nandesena is still in Rehab, after getting his CBG in Singapore.
    Besides, all the Heavy Hitters in the Top End of the Town got Nande by his Balls after tying his Green Card around them with the help of the UK and US Embassies.

    What those Boys and Girls have to worry is of their own Buddies led by Field Marshall Ponseka, Dentist Rajitha, and now even Galleon Ravi who have thrown their Hats in to the Ring.

    All three have come out opening both Barrels .
    But most of the fire seems to be killing or maiming their own……………

    Dentist told ” Mokada Une” that he will Shit It In if Dr Ranil gave him the nomination.

    Galleon Ravi said there is no no room for Dudes who haven’t got even O level ,

    The Selectors couldn’t care less what the applicants Fathers or Mothers did.
    I don;t know whom Galleon was firing at.

    The the Field Marshall was more clear.
    He said anyone anyone who talks about the Country being Safe because a few Jihadhis are in Detention is an Utter Fool.

    Who said everything is Hunky Dory, and the country is developing even faster than during Dutta Gamin;s time?…
    And he can teach Dutta about Development..

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      KAS,
      Yes, u have freedom to say anything as long as it is about others but, if u intend to keep sucking bones from Carlton house of M’mulana, make sure u only praise Ra..kse clan! May be u haven’t see how party candidates are selected for general elections in advanced democracies. There are 20 candidates only from Democratic party competing to win the party candidacy in the US. But, you r spineless even to think beyond the Ra..kse clan. What a shame!

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      K A Sumanasekera

      “Poor Nandesena is still in Rehab, after getting his CBG in Singapore.”

      Forget Nadasena for a minute, tell me why American Bar Association (ABA) is keen to open its branch in Colombo?

      Does the ABA want to help hide money laundering activities in this island?
      The clan needs lot of expertise.
      At a very basic scale “investors” like you too require their legal advice.

      Is Nandasena putting the network, structure, ….brokers, … in place if and when he arrives he needs some expert advice, to stop paper trails, FBI, …. …?

  • 3
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    Did the voters in this country elect MPs of UNP to:
    1. Protect the leader who masterminded the ‘Bond Scam?
    2. Protect the leader who undertook the responsibility when he appointed his Royal mate as the Governor of Central Bank and later ignored his commitment?
    3. Protect the leader who allowed the main culprit of Bond Scam to escape?
    4. Protect the leader who is not taking any action to bring the former Governor of CB to face trial?
    5. Protect the leader who is signing agreements with USA that could be detrimental to the sovereignty of the country without the approval from the Cabinet?
    6. Protect the leader who failed to provide security to the people?
    7. Protect the leader who ruined the economy?
    8. Protect the leader who is turning a blind eye to corruption of his buddies?
    9. Protect the leader who was scared to face the Presidential election and came to power from the back door using Sirisena.

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      UNP young men in today s politics are a way better than that of any other parties today.
      .
      I respect following MPs in lanken politics today:

      Sarath Fonseka ( he is the most honest politician in today context)
      Ranjana Ramanaayaka
      Dr Harsha Silva
      Eran Wickramaratne
      Ajith Perera
      Sumanthiran (though TNA)
      Harin Fernando
      Sajith Premadasa
      Rajitha Senaratne (WHO proves him to be one of the excellent Health ministers) and lot more
      etc..

      This country lack of politicians with REAL WILLINGNESS TO DO THE SOMETHING to change the structure. But I still have the hope…. on some

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      The voters in this country should elect MPs to:
      1. To protect people from that political parties that promote peace, unity and rule of law.
      2. To protectthe nation from political coups and dictatorship.
      3. To protect democracy from those bribe MPs.
      4. To protect the people from racism and fundamentalism (Buddhist, Islamic).
      5. To protect from selling the land to China.

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    Although Sri Lanka’s rate of literacy is above that of most of the developing countries the intelligence of the people is very low. That is why the discussion on the Presidential candidate centres around people like Gota. Particularly the SLPP is totally bankrupt of a quality leadership but only banks on racist campaign for its popularity.

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    It looks lot of tussle going around the search for a winning contestant. Basil wants to see the re-entry of the White Van Hero. MR looking for White Van Hero with a Winning face. The face lift surgical operation by (Dr.? Zaharan.) has backfired and exposed a Monster out of a mole.

    We Lankan have to choose between the Devil and the Deep Sea.
    FIELD MARSHAL is shop soiled and a difficult product for the TNA to take before the Tamil voters. Sajith a likely good ware is likely to be under played by RW and the High Caste conscious voters in the south.

    The Game is to be played by international players Almighty USA Incredible India and Invincible China. Bookies Bet Open for business.

  • 1
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    It should be the victory of the people. So please Wimal Booruwansa is ideal. Anyone from ruthless MaRa family let it be killer GoRa or 10 % BaRa will nail the coffin. Go Ahead Mahinda Maama….

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    Now that all the cases involving monies embezzled by Jarapaksas are being delayed or put aside by Ranil/Maithrie combo, Jarapaksas must tell where the monies are how they are going to give them back to the poor people of this country. From 2006 to 2015 more than THREE TRILLION RUPEES have been sent out of the country by the Jarapaskas.

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    A lot are concerned whether a Rajapakse would be the President. It is more accentuated if he has a military background. While people are moved with emotion, MR is keeping his card close to the chest. Mind you! Even GR doesn’t say directly “I want the job.”. All what he conveys is that he is ready to accept the job if selected and elected. I place my bets, as I have said before, to the premise that MR has several alternatives. If GR, who has no political type of experience, is good for the job of Presidency then why not some others who have also contributed in no simple measure towards the war effort, perhaps the minimum qualification for the job from MR point of view. Clearly MR is no fool to bank fully on GR and to find to come across a cropper at the last moment. He definitely has some secret choices, all of whom would fulfil his criteria from a nationalistic sense (as viewed by MR) and will be much sympathetic towards MR’s amorous desires.

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