Month: March 2010

Amitabh Bachchan and Congress

Congress has criticised Amitabh Bachchan for being brand ambassador of Gujarat because of Narendra Modi’s role in 2002 Gujarat riots.
Congress has to examine its track record. People involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots continue to be Congress members. Congress has not done anything to bring the guilty to justice. Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler continue to be Congress members. HKL Bhagat remained a Congress member till his death. When a big tree falls the earth shakes was a statement made by Rajiv Gandhi. At that time Amitabh Bachchan was a friend of Rajiv Gandhi.
Many riots have taken place in Congress ruled states. The guilty remain unpunished.
If Congress is serious about its opposition to riots it should expel Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler.
When Amitabh Bachchan faced problems from MNS the law did not take its course in Maharashtra which had a Congress chief minister.
Ashok Chavan faced criticism from some Congress members for sharing the dais with Amitabh Bachchan at the inauguration of second Bandra-Worli Sea Link. After that Congress members avoided Amitabh Bachchan at Marathi literary festival, Poona. Narendra Modi called Congress members talibans of untouchability.
There were riots in Gujarat in 1969, 1981 and 1985 and Congress was in power at that time.
NCP has no problem with Amitabh Bachchan. BJP sided with Amitabh Bachchan and a member even said Amitabh Bachchan should be made brand ambassador for Commonwealth Games.
When Amitabh Bachchan agreed to become brand ambassador for Gujarat it came as a surprise. At that time he was associated with Amar Singh and Samajwadi Party. Later Amar Singh was expelled from Samajwadi Party. Jaya Bachchan continues in Samajwadi Party.
The Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan shared the dais with Narendra Modi on 28/3/2010. Will Congress criticise him?
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Baba Ramdev and BJP

Baba Ramdev’s decision to found a political party and contest 543 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 has the BJP worried. BJP President Nitin Gadkari has appealed to Baba Ramdev not to go ahead with the project. BJP is worried that Hindu votes will be split.
BJP and Baba Ramdev have some things in common. Both want Hindu Rashtra. Both talk of getting back black money in foreign banks.
Baba Ramdev knows the political parties in India. He has seen BJP’s rise and fall. He does not expect much from BJP.
BJP has alliance with various parties. It has no plan to contest 543 Lok Sabha seats in 2014.
Baba Ramdev wants death penalty for corruption, rape, dowry death, cow slaughter and terrorism. Many in India will oppose death penalty for cow slaughter. BJP would not like to have death penalty for corruption.
Baba Ramdev has said he had been preparing for the party for 20 years. He is unlikely to heed to BJP appeal or enter into a coalition with BJP.
Baba Ramdev’s estimate of black money is Rs.258 lakh crores. It is not known how this figure was arrived at. When this money comes to India what will be the exchange rate of rupee? Will the value of rupee vis-a-vis other currencies go up? If one rupee becomes equal to one dollar or euro or pound it is fine. This is presuming that Rs.258 lakh crores is Indian money illegally kept in foreign banks and the depositors will let it be there till India gets it back.
Baba Ramdev wants swadeshi. He wants to change educational, health, legal, economic, political, agricultural and administrative systems. In BJP some were in favour of swadeshi and they were not successful.
RSS has not said anything about Baba Ramdev’s political agenda. It controls BJP. It is unlikely to support Baba Ramdev.
Both BPJ and Baba Ramdev should realise that there are many in India who do not want Hindu Rashtra or Rama Rajya. For them Rama Rajya means oppression of Dalits and women. Non-Hindus can not expected to vote for a party that wants Hindu Rashtra.
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Indian democracy is a joke

There is more to democracy than elections. In democracy all are equal. What happens in India is what George Orwell wrote in Animal Farm.

In India some are more equal than others. They have reservations in government educational institutions, government jobs, rural and urban bodies, Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies. Students in general category who have 92% marks do not get seats but in reserved category get seats with 45% marks. The reservations were meant for 10 years but continue after 60 years and more categories are added. People who are pampered claim they need empowerment.

When something needs to be done for equality no effort is made. Law allows Muslim men to have four wives. Champions of women’s equality have done nothing against it. Married men who are no Muslims have become Muslims to enter into second marriage without divorce.

Law does not allow Hindu men to have two or more wives at the same time. Some Hindu men have entered into second marriage without divorcing first wife. Sometimes women who marry married men and men who commit bigamy join political parties and become MPs.

Reservations are supposed to be within 50% but there are exceptions but all seats can not be reserved and in Nagaland 59 of 60 Legislative Assembly seats are reserved.

Those who lose Lok Sabha elections become ministers and get elected to Rajya Sabha.
SC panel has said Public Distribution System is corrupt.

In Rajasthan on a particular day child marriages take place. TV channels report the events. No action is taken against people responsible for child marriages and people who in authority do not prevent such marriages.

Female infanticides take place in a district in Rajasthan. To prevent it government declared Rs.1,800/- for every female born. Parents have taken the money for females born and then murdered those babies. The murderers are not punished.

In some places panchayats tell married couples that they can not live as husband and wife. Sometimes panchayats have murdered couples. No action is taken against guilty persons.
Freedom of speech and expression is curtailed not because what is said is wrong but because some people get offended and resort to violence.

Constitution is violated. Sessions are extended to next year. The Presidents have failed to defend the constitution. Article 87 lays down that the Parliament’s first session of a year had to begin with President’s address. Once Lok Sabha’s winter session was adjourned in December and not prorogued. Parliament meets for budget session in February. In this case it was extension of winter session for Lok Sabha. The President who has the duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution did nothing. Similar things happen regarding Legislative Assemblies.

As per Article 356 President’s Rule in a state has to end after one year. Once it ends a new government has to be formed. In one case President’s Rule was revoked, Legislative Assembly was constituted and again President’s Rule was imposed in a single day.

Victims do not get justice. Rarely someone who commits crimes during riots is punished. Rule of law does not prevail. When a big tree falls the earth shakes was a statement made by a prime minister.
FTV not available from 7 p.m. March 12, 2010 to 7 p.m. March 21, 2010 due to I & B Ministry prohibition order. No channel is banned for glorifying child marriage or bigamy. Adult films are banned.
No action is taken against people who call for murder or mutilation of someone.

Hijackers and abductors have their way. Criminals in prisons are released as per their demand.
Many times India is a mobocracy and quotocracy.

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