Rahul Gandhi has spoken of two Indias, one rich and one poor. Two things are to be said about that.
First, his party in general and his family in particular is mainly responsible for the poverty in India. Congress has ruled India for most of the time since independence. Rahul Gandhiâ€™s great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru was prime minister in 1947-1964, his grandmother Indira Gandhi was prime minister in 1966-1967 and 1980-84, his father Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister in 1984-1989 and his mother Sonia Gandhi controls the government since May 2004. The policy of socialism and nationalisations followed by Congress kept the country backward.
On 27/4/2010 cut motions moved in Lok Sabha by BJP and Left Front failed. BSP, SP and RJD did not vote for the motions. BSP was not part of the group led by Left Front. SP and RJD were part of the group. There was speculation of BSP abstaining on cut motions. It voted for the motion. SP and RJD took Left Front for a ride.
BJP blamed Congress for misuse of CBI in cases involving BSP, SP and RJD leaders.
Left Front should think about associating with SP in future. SP ditched Left Front during 2008 trust vote and now again on cut motion vote.
Congress had said it has a strategy for cut motions. Left Front and BJP should have guessed the strategy. BSPâ€™s position was clear one week before. When SP and RJD did not issue whips on 26/4/2010 it was clear they will not vote for the cut motions.
India has lot of colonial legacy. What India today is colonial legacy. Should we disband the Republic of India and go back to the times before the British, the French and the Portuguese came and have many kingdoms?
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.
rollback price hike. UPA allies have opposed price hike.
If a cut motion is passed the government falls. Many have commented that no party wants elections and cut motion will not be passed. Some parties may not like to vote with BJP. They are wrong. The unity shown by the parties on budget day may repeat. Left Front has said the price rise is not a political issue, it is a peopleâ€™s issue. They will remind people that Congress voted with BJP to pull down V. P. Singh government. In politics there are no permanent friends or enemies.
There is more passion than reason in debates about Bt brinjal. Some oppose anything that is new and foreign so they oppose Bt brinjal. Some are opposed to anything that is genetically modified so they oppose Bt brinjal.
Congress shares responsibility for corruption of Madhu Koda when it supported him. It could not dislodge NDA government in Jharkhand by hook and it dislodged NDA government in Jharkhand by crook. Its claim of zero tolerance against corruption is hollow.
I am a candidate to become the President of India for which soon there will be election. The new President is to take over on 25/7/2007. I ask political parties and independent MPs and MLAs who can vote in the election to support me. Nominated MPs and MLAs cannot vote in the election of the President.
Congress in is favour of common man (aam admi). Their slogan is â€œCongress ka hath aam admi ke sathâ€ (The hand of Congress is with common man). Congress leads UPA. I am a common man. So Congress led UPA should support me. Left Front generally goes along with UPA. So Left Front should support me. Left has three criteria for the candidate like he should be a political person and should have secular credentials. I do not remember the third criterion. Left can overlook its criteria as I they may not consider me a political person. But once I am elected Left will find me political.
BMC election results were a shock for Congress. It refused an alliance with NCP which was ready to contest 65 seats out of 227. Priya Dutt was not consulted. Govinda was upset that his candidates were not given tickets and did not campaign. The leaders who predicted victory for Congress were proved wrong. Chhagan Bhujbal…