Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare

Well, I admit that I’m fortunate to see after a long time that one common man without any political power, muscle power or money power has taken our country by storm .. A man with no personal agenda or any political gain has awakened the sleeping India .. A man who has nothing on his plate has completely shaken the government which has too much on it’s plate .. The man knows as Anna Hazare and commonly addressed as Anna Saheb ..

The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill) is a bill/law/method that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), bureaucrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their (mis)deeds.

In a nutshell, Anna Saheb is advocating for a Jan LokPal Bill and demanding that Indian government must pass LokPal Bill in the parliament .. His other demands also include 50% Govt – 50% public participation in Lokpal .. Basically there are two versions of LokPal Bill – the one that govt has drafted and the one Anna’s team has drafted – known as Jan Lokpal Bill.The LokPal Bill a law or a mean by which corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, authorities, judiciary and even Prime Minister of India can be made accountable for corruption and can be brought under a trial. Though government’s bill exclude Prime Minister, parliamentarians and Judiciary from the LokPal Bill, while Anna’s version includes all and demands that no one is above the law. That’s where the problem started as government is not ready to accept what Anna Saheb is demanding. I have not studied both the drafts of Lokpal Bill so I may be wrong somewhere in what I’m conveying. But I have tried my best to lean on a true side.

To fulfill his demands, Anna Hazare and his supporters announced that he will sit on indefinite fast from 16th August at JP Park in Delhi. He always stated that he is a Gandhian and his protest will always be peaceful and non-violent. Fearing a law and order problem(?), Delhi police which basically report to Home Minister arrestd Anna from his home while he was asleep. And that’s where govt fell upside down. People’s anger came on streets in form of protests, arrests, candle-light vigils, facebook-twitter updates and so on. The same set of vocal people like Ambika Soni, Diggy Raja,Manish Tewari, Kapil Sibbal who always portray biased views tried their best to defend govt’s action but my friends, sometimes you just can’t defend the indefensible & they ended up being nothing more than a laughing stock 馃檪 .. As per latest update,Anna was taken to Tihar Jail .. And then at aroing 9 PM, it was announced that Anna will be released without any charges(!!) and but no Anna doesn’t want to go from jail .. More problems to Govt 馃檪 ..

Now, let me come to my opinion. As I mentioned I don’t have any deep knowledge of Lokpal Bill nor I care to study both the drafts. I just believe that any citizen of India has got every right to stand against government and to hold non-violent protest. After all, we are the largest democracy in the world and in the name of freedom of expression/art/speech, Haven’t we already given free hand to so many anti-national people to defame/abuse India?

Rahul Easwar rightly said following on Twitter which resembles my Continue reading »

 


Last Sunday, I went to Ahmedabad from Mumbai to cast my vote in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election. Along with Ahmedabad, five other cities too were observing civic polls including Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar .. The way dissatisfaction and disappointment have been shown by BJP workers for the ticket distribution, it seemed that this election will be an uphill task for BJP as BJP had captured all six municipal corporation five years ago .. So it was predicted that anti-establishment, anti-incumbency and demotivated BJP workers may make BJP’s win very tough ..

But this guy named Narendra Modi has this uncanny knack of surprising people and crushing his opponents .. He went to public with one and only one agenda and that is the development and progressive work that he and his government are doing since last 10 years of his regime .. And he was not made disappointed again by people of Gujarat .. People of Gujarat has again shown faith in NaMo and BJP .. The results were out today and BJP has won all the six Municipal Corporations (Ahmedabad, Rajkot, vadodara, Surat, JamNagar and Bhavnagar) with thumping majority .. Urban voters of Gujarat has given clear mandate to BJP and NaMo .. Congress is stunned and crushed .. Congress has no escape route and it might have to do some rigorous soul-searching to save its very existence in Gujarat ..

Final Results of 2010 Civic Polls of Gujarat:

Ahmedabad (Total : 189)
BJP wins 149
Congress wins 37 seats
others win 3 seats

Surat (Total : 114)
BJP wins 98 seats
Congress wins 14
Others get 2

Rajkot (Total : 69)
BJP wins 58
Congress 11
Others 0

Vadodara (Total : 75)
BJP wins 61
Congress 11
Others 3

Jamnagar (Total : 57)
BJP wins 35
Congress 16
Others 6

Bhavnagar (Total : 51)
BJP wins 41
Congress 10
Others 0

Despite of the relentless attack on and slanderous campaign against Narendra Modi by electronic media, Congress and BJP-Rebels, he has always come out winner time and again .. Under his leadership, Gujarat has taken giant strides as far as development, infrastructure and progress are concerned .. He has made Gujarat one of the foremost progressive states .. Even the Planning Commission has praised the Gujarat government for the judicial way of spending the money allotted to that state .. He has created confidence in investors in various projects that Gujarat is a safe place for investment .. He has proved this definition ‘Good Governance is Bad Politics‘ wrong again and again ..

Other feathers in the cap of NaMo:

  • 2002 Assembly Election (LandSlide Victory — 2/3rd Majority)
  • 2005 Civic Polls (Wins all six Municipal Corporation with huge margin — 2/3rd Majority)
  • 2007 Assembly Election (Thumping Win — 2/3rd Majority)
  • 2008-2010 Bye Elections (Won Congress Bastion like Danta, Chotila, Kathlal etc which BJP had never won)
  • 2010 Civic Polls (Results are out today and BJP wins all six corporation with 2/3rd majority)

Narendra Modi is one of the most articulate, intelligent and gifted public servants currently in office in India. Without a doubt, the credit for Gujarat’s progress and development goes to NaMo .. We Gujjus owe him a huge debt for his courage, tenacity and dedication in putting Gujarat back on its feet after earthquake and godhra-riots ..

** Take a bow LEADER **

I will conclude by mentioning the lesson that I learned by watching and analysing Narendra Modi’s life :

“IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND KEEP WORKING FOR YOUR GOALS, YOUR EFFORTS WILL REAP RICH DIVIDENDS INSPITE OF ALL THE ADVERSITIES”

Soham

So it’s 1st May again .. But this year 1st May has double importance .. Because in 2010, both Gujarat and Maharashtra are completing their 50 years of foundation .. A Swarnim (Golden) Jayanti (Jubilee) for both the progressive and highly successful states ..

It was the day when Gujarat and Maharashtra were separated from each other on the basis of language spoken in each region .. Majority of Gujarati people were granted a new state Gujarat while majority Marathi-speaking maharashtrians were given a new state Maharashtra .. But still many Gujarati stay in Maharashtra and many maharashtrians stay in Gujarat..These two communities have mixed together so well that it reminds of how sugar gets absorb in milk…

So I am feeling an immense pleasure in wishing Gujarat and Maharashtra a very happy birthday..

Narendra Modi – the CM of Gujarat – has planned several Swarnim Gujarat events to celebrate this auspicious day .. As usual, Congress has shown a red-face to these functions and they are celebrating Gujarat Day on its own .. Poor politics and poor congress who even does not have a single leader in Gujarat who can stand shoulder-to-shoulder when it comes to charisma and good governance of Mr. Modi ..

Our print & electronic media and pseudo-secularists have tried their level best to spoil the image of Gujarat and Gujarati after Godhra-riots .. Gujarat has silenced its critics by providing development, safety and a great infrastructure to education, industtry and agriculture areas .. Following facts are surely worth mentioning about Gujarat…

1. Gujarat is one of the most prosperous states of the country, having a per-capita GDP 3.2 times India鈥檚 average.

2. Gujarat holds many records in India for economic development: 20% of India 鈥檚 Industrial Output 路 9% of India 鈥檚 Mineral Production路 22% of India 鈥檚 exports路 24% of India 鈥檚 textile production路 35% of India 鈥檚 pharmaceutical products路 51% of India 鈥檚 petrochemical production

3. Gujarat is having the longest sea shore compared to any other Indian state

4. Gujarat is having the highest no. of operating airports in India (Total 12).

5. India 鈥檚 16% of Investment are from Gujarat .

6. Surat is the fastest growing city in the world.

7.
Gandhinagar is the Greenest Capital City in whole Asia .

8.
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is Asia鈥檚 1 st and world鈥檚 45th ranked management college located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat .

9. Gujarat is the safest state as the Crime rate of it is 8.2 which is the least in India even after considering 2002 communal riots, stated by India Today 2005 report.

10. Gujarat is having least crime against women among all Indian states (excluding Goa).

11.Ahmedabad which is the seventh largest city in India is the lowest in crime rate among all Tier-I and Tier-II cities of India as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report.

12. Ahmedabad is ranked 2nd in Real Estate – Ahead of Bangalore,Chennai, Hyderabad, Mmbai & Delhi. 3rd in Policy Initiatives – Ahead of Bangalore , Chennai, Kolkata , Mumbai & Delhi. 4th in Manpower – Ahead of Bangalore ,Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi.

13. Last but not the least, Gujarat has NARENDRA MODI as its chief-minister.

Once again a very happy birthday to Gujarat and Maharashtra..Nobody can stop you from growing and flourishing…God bless you ..

Proud to be a Gujju and a Mumbaikar !!

Soham

Well, the grand old party of India Congress has done it again which it does the best since independence – Misgovern and Mismanagement ..

It first divided us on religion basis when our highly qualified and quite sober PM Mr. Manmohan Singh calmly and tactfully said that ke minority of India has the first right on everything which belongs here (Yeah, yeah : as if we majority has done some kind of crime in this country which we proudly called as Hindustan !!) ..

Then it divided us on lingual/region basis when Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan passed the bill which stated that taxi permits should be given to only those who can read, write and speak fluent marathi .. (Yeah, yeah : how different are you know from MNS and Shivsena !! .. Hypo crates ..)

And then it touched the lowest bottom when the prices of vegetables, oil, fruits etc went way way way high that an aam aadmi (common man) cant even cope up with .. Cant even survive .. Cant even live .. But it does not affect them .. They are still more concerned about SRK and his film My Name is Khan ..

Just look at the chart below :

Price (in Rs.)

Daily Consumable

Year 2009

Year 2010

Increment (%)

Sugar

13

42

163%

Moong Daal

68

95

150%

Potato

10

25

150%

Onion

12

25

108%

Milk

22

50

127%

Eggs( / dz.)

30

50

67%

Green Peas

30

40

33%

Turmeric

80

110

125%

Chilly

90

140

56%

Paalak

5

15

200%

But no one is really concerned .. Not Congress .. Not opposition .. Not media .. Not Burkha Dutt or Not Rajdeep Sardesai ..

Pakistan is killing our army jawans on a daily basis .. It is bombing and firing at borders and violating cease farm since last two weeks .. It invades our home and kills people in hospitals, local trains, hotels, bars, railway stations .. But still we need them to play cricket here .. we need them to sing in our films .. We need them for ‘Aman ki Asha‘ ..

I still feel that where have our self-respect, Indian pride, patriotism vanished? .. we have not achieved anything by talks with Pakistan in last 60 years so now why we need Aman ki Asha? .. Seriously we are blind-folded and programmed by few so-called intellectual people and we are making huge huge mistakes ..

But we are Indians and we never learn from our mistakes .. So I’m neither shocked nor surprised ..

(P.S. : Just saw the NEWS that LPG is going be dearer by 100, kerosene by 45, petrol by 4 and diesel by 2 RS ..)

God help us !!

Soham




People of India often take out their disgust and anger on Indian politicians and frankly most of them deserve this anguish .. But in Gujarat, there is a different trend altogether .. Here people just love, adore,admire and respect their CM – Mr. Narendra Modi ..

Yesterday Mr. Narendra Modi travelled in Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS) – Janmarg local transport bus to reach GMDC ground where a get-to-gather with media persons was organized. After buying a ticket, he boarded the bus and started his journey towards the destination ..

One lady who looked quite well-off and educated asked for Modi’s autograph and also requested that he must write the date and time so that her family remembers can believe that she was with Modi in a bus ..

One gentleman asked Modi to talk to his wife on his mobile phone and Modi happily acknowledged his request ..

While returning Modi took the same bus .. This time he was not taht lucky as there was no vacant seat .. So he completed and enjoyed his journey by standing all the way through .. Of course people offered their seats to their heart-throb CM but he politely refused it .. Many school and college students asked for his autographs and he happily their wishes ..

I have not seen people taking autographs other than of film starts or of cricketers .. Truly remarkable and noteworthy ..

Incidentally, yesterday Modi completed 3000 days as Chief Minister of Gujarat. So the CM(Chief Minister) mingled with CM(Common man) ..

3000 days but still people love and respect him the same as they used to do when he sworn in as CM for the first time ..

3000 days but there is no single anti-incumbency factor against him or against his governance ..

And it’s worthless to mention about Gujarat’s progress under his dynamic and visionary leadership .. Statistics, awards and all the surveys tell the story themselves let alone people’s love and respect for Narendra Modi ..

Soham

What’s up everyone out there ?? .. It’s been almost a month and half since I blogged .. Had thought of writing about Champions’ league and Maharashtra elections but somehow could not implement the thought ..

Last month, I was completely engrossed in festive mood .. First came Navratri even though I did not go for any Garba Night this time but just the visual clips on TV about live Garbas of Ahmedabad and Surat made me nostalgic and quite happy .. Then came Dasherra .. After that, it was a time of the king of festivials DIWALI .. did not take any vacation for that but still went home and socialized all three days which I spent at home .. Did a bit of shopping too ..

Now I’m back to my karma-Bhoomi mumbai and resumed my job .. Maharashtra assembly election results were up to the prediction and there wasn’t any surprise .. The only thing that amused me was the unpredictable and unprecedented growth Raj Thackrey and his party MNS .. MNS might have won only 13 seats but they have single-handedly dented Shivsena-BJP’s votebank and emerged as the secong largest party in Mumbai .. That is quite an achievement by a three-years old party to overpower four decade old stong and aggressive party like Shivsena .. MNS’ presence has cost around 45 seats to BJP-Sena where saffron alliance could hv easily won ..Keeping apart his anti-north indian ideology, this man Raj Thackrey has charishma of his own like his uncle Balasaheb and his persona has created a magnificent impression atleast on marathi youth .. He is a man to watch out in Maharashtra politics .. Even after a bad governance, security lapses, uncontrollable corruption, mis management Congress-NCP alliance is back to power to ru(i)n the goverment ..

Bigg Boss 3 has started again and the season of Maa-Bahen ki Gaaliyaan is back .. Kamal Rashid Khan (KRK) single-handedly took up the job and performed the role of a villain and abused almost everyone in the house .. He has been kicked out of the Bigg Boss because of his misbehaviour and aggression but I personally feel that it is nothing more than a bloody TRP stunt .. He will be back soon .. Sometimes I wonder these TV producers/Directors really think that we are this much stupid and idiot ??

Loved the slogan which was told by someone on twitter: Congress ki aayee fir Sarkar – UP,Bihar khaaye maaar .. LOL !!

By the way, I stay in Navi Mumbai .. So here Mr. Ganesh Naik is an MLA from Belapur , his son Mr. Sandeep is an MLA from Airoli and his older son Dr. Sanjeev is an MP from Thane .. So this one family completely rules the navi mumbai political regime .. Did this phenomena ring any bell ?? .. Doesn’t it identical to the fact that the one family of Delhi which rules our whole country since decades!!! .. Political dynasty at its best .. Cant help it ..

Soham

When Congress said that Ram Setu does not exist and Lord Ram – one of the prominent gods of Hinduism – was never born, people of India believed it and gave Congress a solid victory in the elections .. When same congress named the Bandra-Worli Sea-Link as Rajiv Gandhi Setu, people clapped, clapped and clapped ..

When Congress stated that the Muslims of India have the first right on every property which belongs to Indian Government, people of India felt that India is really a secular country and gave congress whole bunch of votes ..

When Varun Gandhi was charged under NSA for his remarks on Muslims and for ‘Proud Being a Hindu‘ comment, people of India agreed to this heinous and lethal verdict of Mayawati .. But when Omar Abdullah had made “Proud to be a Muslim” speech during the Confidence vote in Parliament people of India praised and congratulated him for the his secularism and modesty .. When A R Antulay openly spoke that Hemant Karkare was killed by Hindus and not by 26/11 terrorists and even though he lost the election, he has been made a cabinet minister in UPA government, people of India thought this as a very secular and modest step ..

When Congress stated that ethnic cleansing of thousands of Hindu Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir valley is a nightmare and 1984 anti-sikh riots when 5000+ sikhs were butchered by congressmen is a past, people of India agreed to it .. But when same Congress always recalls the ghosts of Godhra Riots and calls it a national shame, people of India believed that and gave Congress a landslide victory ..

When Congress puts forward Rahul Gandhi, Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia as youth-representatives of India, people of India believed that and they voted for them .. But people of India do not even think logically that they are not the face of youth that India wants instead they are just the bunch of politicians’ kids who do not have to offer anything except their birth-surname ..

When the largest democracy of this world has a grand old ruling party which itself does not believe in democracy and it’s being run (ruined) by one or two families, people of India still vote for them and lets them enjoy family dynasty ..

When some of my friends are ashamed of being a Hindu just because a temple near their place is having a Sat Sang Session and is chanting prayers/bhajans from loudspeaker .. They think that it’s a noise pollution .. But the same bunch feels very holy and pious when Muslims offer their Namaz five times a day – everyday on loud speakers in every mosque all over India stating that ‘There is no GOD except Allah!!’ ..

Aren’t we great ????

Soham

Despite several failures and letdowns of UPA/Congress government such as prise rise, inflation, terror attacks in every corner of India, minority appeasement, ignorance of majority community and playing with faiths and beliefs of Hindu community, people still gave a definite and straightforward mandate in favour of UPA. I, being apro-BJP guy, felt a little disappointed .. Okay, I would say very disappointed but this is part and parcel of politics – in fact life .. But I don’t think it’s a victory of Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Baba .. It’s a victory of spotless, sober, non-corrupt, intelligent, honest persona of Dr. Manmohan Singh which has contributed the most in achieving the unprecedented victory ..

There is no double doubt on that the people have chosen Manmohanji over Advaniji when it came to the PM post .. I think it’s an end of the road for Advaniji .. Advaniji has been a great leader – inspiration to many and always overshadowed by Atalji .. Atalji has go tall the respect in this world but it was Advaniji who transformed that respect into votes for BJP and made BJP a national party which really can fight and battle against the grand old Congress at national level .. But I guess some people never get donuts and he is one of them ..

After the verdict, I certainly feel that people of this country don’t deserve anything better than to get hassled by poverty, inflation and ultimately by the bullets of Islamic Terrorists .. Congress has retained Delhi and their reign of terror will continue abated .. I respect people’s mandate but I also feel – Fellow Countrymen, you will only get what you deserve ..

So people have voted for more terror attacks, more bombs and more carnage .. Awesome .. One learns from history and never makes mistakes those again but I guess we Indians are different breed which don’t learn from the history, do we ??

Good Luck India .. Good Luck Dr. Manmohan Singh ..

Soham

Hello everyone .. I’m in Mysore – undergoing a tough hectic training with very busy schedules .. Still my politically passioned mind is somehow able to keep itself updated about the latest happenings in IPL-1 and IPL-2 .. IPL-1 is the Indian Political league and IPL-2 is the Indian Premiere League .. I wont be able to see the couting process on TV tomo as I have training on Saturdays too but will keep checking the score in my iPhone ..

I hope BJP/NDA comes out as winner and that too with a flying colors so that they dont have to woo other smaller-regional-selfish-hopeless parties ..

Hope for the best .. Amen !!

Soham


Well, recently I have been watching these never-ending opinion polls, surveys and debate on various news channels even though my mind says not to watch it as most of them are partial and biased towards one particular political party and instead of showing the truth, they always show what they want to show ..

But as I’m politically aware & eager and I really want to know what is going on around the country, I always end up watching these stupid debates .. But the thing strikes me every time I watch these channels is that ke how come every single person, anchor and opinion poll projects UPA/Congress victory in coming parliamentary elections even though I don’t think except the nuclear deal, UPA has achieved anything significant or have done anything extra-ordinary in last five years of their ruling..

So I sat out and I goggled the poll results of assembly elections which were held in last 2 years in different states of India and the results I got were quite shocking and completely opposite to what media is projecting ..

Check out this table:

Sr No State NDA/BJP UPA/Congress
1 Punjab Won Lost
2 Uttarakhand Won Lost
3 UP Lost Lost
4 Gujarat Won Lost
5 Himachal Pradesh Won Lost
6 Karnataka Won Lost
7 Delhi Lost Won
8 MP Won Lost
9 Rajasthan Lost Won
10 Chattisgarh Won Lost
11 J & K Lost Lost
NDA/BJP Won 7
UPA/Congress Won 2

Out of 11 states where assembly elections were held in last two years, NDA/BJP has won in whooping 7 states while UPA has managed to win just 2 states ..

UPA won Delhi with quite a narrow margin while they achieved a landslide victory in Rajasthan .. NDA/BJP won MP, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka with a land slide victory beating anti-incumbency factors and on the basis of development only .. They out-performed and over-shadowed UPA/Congress in all these states .. Even though BJP lost in J&K, but they had a sharp rise by grabing the tally of 11 sits in Jammu .. First time BJP crossed double-figure mark in J&K .. Despite these figures and statistics, how can be media persons so confident about UPA’s victory this time ?? .. Didn’t they check these results or they are intentionally ignoring it ?? .. I strongly and certainly feel that our media has been projecting and creating the rumour that Congress is on upswing and that too with a malicious purpose that such projections will push undecided voters into backing the winning horse (UPA/Congress) and hence returning the favour back to UPA/Congress .. BJP has been receiving such a negative coverage that the behaviour of the media has become outright dishonest and despicable ..

But one thing makes me happy and relieved that these polls and debates are watched by hardly 5% of the Indian population and those who watch it, will never go out from their AC homes and offices to vote .. PERIOD !!! May the best win !!

Soham

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