UPA’s Monkey Business


‘Imagining the silence? Really?’ Pawan Khera’s (Indian Express, July 19, 2013) rejoinder to Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s exquisitely crafted article ‘While we were silent’ (Indian Express, July 11 2013), displays exactly how political sycophancy can distort perception enough to see a glass half full when it is actually empty. It is unremarkable that Congress Party members fall over each other to show loyalty. This is the Indira Gandhi Blueprint in practice here. When so much of each apparatchik’s future depends on how he is perceived by the Power, why should uncomfortable facts get in the way of making a pitch of personal devotion of servitude? Indubitably, these articles are not written to convince the reader, because even those of the lowest intellect must know today’s Indian is not buying their act. They are written to ensure their status in the Party.

Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Note to UPA-bashers’ (Indian Express, July 24, 2013) is even worse. Chanting reams of statistics that show utter obliviousness to the reality on the ground of the hazards of implementation, Congress vassals see every article that exposes the real problems real people are struggling with, as a personal attack on the Congress. Neither Mehta, nor Shekhar Gupta in ‘National Interest: The deformists’ (Indian Express, July 20, 2013) hold any loyalty to the opposition or any political party – and both were refuted by Tharoor. Their articles have clearly been written in pain at the direction the country has slipped. Spokespersons for the Congress Party spout statistics from their documents showing successful schools, medical centres, electrification and clean water programmes, which they so gullibly believe exist because they ordered them. This, of course, belies all reports that have shown most of what they claim has not been implemented.

A verisimilitude of ratiocination cannot convince people who are trying to survive in a quicksand economy and struggling through daily life. Tharoor claims, “They (Mehta and Gupta) have apparently failed to notice that today’s India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy, with a dynamic and creative business culture”. Oh! So India is Shining yet again? It might be time for the Congress Party to listen to farmers, weavers, unemployed youth, miserable businessmen, who incidentally are too afraid to be outspoken. Sadly, around the world, it is repeated that the India Story is over. It has not been “one bad year” as the Prime Minister said in his speech at ASSOCHAM (July 19, 2013). It was not a lightning bolt. It has been a slow, painstaking, careful destruction of a progressive India.

Tharoor adds, “To this over-the-top indictment, (Shekhar) Gupta adds his own: the UPA’s ‘welfarism’ has betrayed the promise of reform and created a doctrine of ‘povertarianism’, which condemns Indians to perpetual poverty”. Over the top? Mr Tharoor, there are enough economists including your Prime Minister, who believe handouts without the dignity of work destroy individuals and society. Tharoor adds: “When the UPA promotes food security, it is emboldened by its own efforts to strengthen agriculture, which have led to record production of food grain”. Good logic. If you feed someone for not working, the grain grows by itself, stupid.

Let’s look at some real statistics. “Suicide rates among Indian farmers were a chilling 47 per cent higher than they were for the rest of the population in 2011. In some of the States worst hit by the agrarian crisis, they were well over 100 per cent higher. The new Census 2011 data reveal a shrinking farmer population. At least 270,940 Indian farmers have taken their lives since 1995, NCRB records show. This occurred at an annual average of 14,462 in six years, from 1995 to 2000. And at a yearly average of 16,743 in 11 years between 2001 and 2011. That is around 46 farmer suicides each day, on average. Or nearly one every half-hour since 2001.” (P Sainath, The Hindu, May 18, 2013) What has the Congress party done to arrest this desperate trend? There have been enough stories of food grain rotting while people starved and the Congress Party did nothing.

In a brilliant sleight of hand in the craft of writing, Mehta takes us through every area of incompetence, miscalculation, bad economic decisions, insensitive responses, bull-headed stupidity, self-serving vote seeking policies, romancing the poor to their disgust, exposing how the UPA has destroyed 15 crucial vertebrae of the spine of India. They have broken, cracked and crushed it. What Mehta did not include, was the last final one: they are succeeding in crushing the spirit of India and Indians. Young people are facing unemployment for the first time in a decade. More and more leaders of business and industry are moving their capital abroad and shoring up their NRI status. Every day there are newsbreaks of companies firing hundreds of their employees and shutting down factories. Even a company like Mahindra laid off 400 employees last week and has suspended production for eight days during this month to cut down inventory pile up.  Maruti asked about 400 workers to go on leave, is producing about 40 per cent less than its maximum capacity of 4,400 units a day. Tata Motors is to also cut production of the Nano at the Sanand plant by over 80 per cent this year and for other vehicles at the Pune plant by 30 to 40 per cent.  (moneycontrol.com) Motorcycles have piled up at factories because retail sales are barely there. Media companies are not only firing employees but also cutting programming because the advertisements are just not coming in, even at the lowest rates. NDTV has fired hordes and CNBC is reportedly in the process of doing so.

According to a Reuters report: “India’s economic gloom deepened on Friday with a surprise drop in industrial output, a fall in exports and higher retail inflation, adding to the Reserve Bank of India’s challenge of reviving the economy and supporting the rupee. A global sell-off has made the rupee the worst-performing emerging Asian currency so far this year. It hit an all-time low of Rs 61.21 per dollar this week and is down more than 8 per cent against the dollar so far this year.”

Mr Khera and Mr Tharoor, are you aware of all this?

The writing is on the wall of every business, every farmer, every builder, every graduate, every recently unemployed person. Yet the writing on Pawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor’s wall is different. Khera calls Mehta’s article “hypnotic pamphleteering”! Some of Khera’s gems: “There are more to roads than highways.” “There’s more to the aviation sector than just Air India.” “Coupled with the midday meal, RTE will prove to be a game changer.” “MGNREGA has revolutionised the rural landscape and changed the destinies of 48 million households.”  The romanticising of the Food Security Bill for which there was no allocation in the Budget: “No one with any experience of seeing a poor man eat will oppose this scheme”.

A simple question: who will pay for it and how? It is indeed ironical that when the Supreme Court (Sept 9, 2010) ordered the government to distribute grains (that were rotting in FCI and government godowns) for free to families living below the poverty line, PM Manmohan Singh rebuked the SC saying it should not interfere in policy issues. The PM argued that he was against the idea of giving away food for free, saying it would kill farmers’ incentive to produce.

And the pièce de résistance is this: “Never before has any government faced the kind of assertion that the UPA did. When was the last time anyone saw protesters laying siege to Rashtrapati Bhawan? Swati, the girl who entered Rashtrapati Bhawan, is not behind bars for entering a high security area, because the government understood the anger of the people”. No, you did not understand the anger of the people. You were too afraid to touch Swati because you knew the anger would spiral into violent fury. Never before have people laid siege to Rashtrapati Bhavan because never before have people been so frustrated and furious by the government’s inaction, ineptitude and corruption. The Congress Party has so easily dismissed the urban and the middle class whilst plying their carrots to the rural poor. The Congress Party may even return to power in the next election with a jigsaw puzzle coalition with any available partners, but will it be because they deserve it for governance or because of arithmetic?

Mr Khera wrote, “Never before has any government faced the kind of assertion that the UPA did”. What is obvious to most, this was not mere “assertion” but the desperate outrage of a deeply wounded, despairing public. Khera wrote, the government acknowledged the right of the people to be angry. Did even one politician of the ruling party ever come to meet or address the people on the streets of protest? All the government did was wring their hands in panic and blame the media. It is sheer arrogance to assert that it was the government who gave the people a voice that could be heard without waiting for elections. This exposes twisted and self-serving logic. It is like saying: “When I beat my wife, she screamed at me to stop. See, she is free and has a voice. She can tell me to stop. She has freedom”. But you will go on beating her.

Khera’s rather petty remarks about “Neemrana intellectuals” do him no favour. In all the 15 points made by Mehta, in each one of them there is a segment of India that you have destroyed and we bristle against you for doing it. Yet Khera pats the ruling Party on the back with: “The last four years of India’s democracy have been promising — an exciting chapter where citizens and the state have been locked in a loud and healthy debate”. Debate? Water cannons and lathi charge constitute a debate? Where Was Mr Khera? In Neemrana?

It is clear that the Congress party has taken Mahatma Gandhi’s three monkeys proverb literally, yet partially. They have shut their eyes. They have shut their ears. Now, if only they would shut their mouths.

This is the complete version of Madhu Trehan’s article, “A people in despair, a government in wonderland” which appeared in The Indian Express on July 27, 2013

I’m not interested in becoming PM: Rahul Gandhi


Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he was not interested in becoming the prime minister and wants to focus on his party instead.

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“The party is my priority. I believe in long-term politics,” Gandhi was quoted by TV channels as saying in Delhi.

“I am not interested in becoming the prime minister,” he was quoted as saying.

Gandhi, who is the second-in-command in the Congress, told reporters there was a need to end the “high command culture” in the party.

The Congress party has not announced a prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, but Gandhi is a clear favourite.

Gandhi has been working on improving the party’s grasroots and has convened a meeting of all general secretaries and central leaders in charge of states on March 6.

Rahul Gandhi aims at transforming India


25.01.2012 Индия политика Рахул Ганди партия Индийский национальный конгресс

Rahul Gandhi, scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty and widely tipped as a future prime ministerial candidate, promised to work to transform the country in a speech Sunday.

Gandhi, 42, son of party head Sonia Gandhi, was elevated to the Congress party‘s vice presidency on Saturday.

He exhorted his party to prepare 40 to 50 leaders who can effectively run the country and called for a greater role for youth in decision-making.

“There is a young and impatient India, demanding a greater voice in the nation’s future,” he told a party conclave in the northern city of Jaipur.

“Our priorities are clear, the time has come to question the centralized, unresponsive and unaccountable systems of decision-making, governance, administration and politics. The answer is not in making the system better, the answer is to completely transform the systems,” he said.

While Congress leaders have maintained that Gandhi’s candidacy will only be decided at a later stage, the Indian media have forecast a face-off between Gandhi and Narendra Modi, a leader from the main opposition Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party.

Women Strip, Beat Politician Accused of Rape in North East India


As India awaits sentencing of the men who gang-raped a young woman in Delhi, a politician was arrested on rape charges in the northeastern state of Assam, then stripped and beaten by a crowd.

Bikram Singh Brahma, a member of the Congress Party in Assam and president of a district Congress committee in the state, was arrested Thursday for the alleged rape of a woman in Chirang, according to police officials.

“A case has been registered against him under I.P.C. 376 by the lady’s husband,” G.P. Singh, the zonal inspector general of police, said in a telephone interview, referring to the section of the Indian penal code that applies to rape.

Sanjit Krishna, the superintendent of police in the area, said in an interview that Mr. Brahma was also beaten and stripped by local women. Local television stations showed footage of several women ripping off Mr. Brahma’s shirt and smacking him on the face and stomach before several men join in to hit him.

Mr. Brahma attacked the woman last night while he was staying at her family’s house, Mr. Singh said on Thursday. “He was staying at their house, and under what circumstances will be the subject matter of the investigation,” he added.

In Pictures: Rare moments from Mahatma Gandhi’s life


 

From the times when he was practising as an attorney to the time he met legendary Charlie Chaplin, here is a look at the life of the Mahatma in a collection of unseen photographs.

1887
Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), as a law student

Photo by Henry Guttmann

Mahatma Gandhi in 1905

Photo by Hulton Archive

 

Mahatma Gandhi when he was practising as an attorney in South Africa. He is seated in front of a window bearing his name, on the left is HSL Polak then his clerk. The woman is Miss Schlesin, a Russian.

Photo by Keystone

20th May 1924
Mahatma Gandhi reading his correspondance whilst living in seclusion after being released from prison.

Photo by Topical Press Agency

1930
Premier of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975) with his wife, Soong May-ling (1898-2003), stand either side of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) after a meeting between Chiang Kai-shek and Gandhi to discuss matters of common concern to both India and China, in India.

Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive

1930
Mahatma Gandhi, and Mrs Sarojini Naidu, with a garland, during the Salt March protesting against the government monopoly on salt production.

Photo by Keystone

1931
Mahatma Gandhi is greeted by a crowd of female textile workers during a visit to Darwen, Lancashire.

Photo by Keystone/Getty Images

12th September 1931
Mahatma Gandhi spinning in his cabin on board ship. Sir P Pattani, prime minister of Bharnagar, rests beside him.

Photo by Miller/Topical Press Agency

Mahatma Gandhi, centre, and his wife meet film actor Charlie Chaplin at the home of Dr Katral in Canning Town, east London.

Original Publication: People Disc – HD0266

Photo by London Express

22nd September 1931
An admiring East End crowd gathers to witness the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), in Canning Town, East London, as he calls upon Charlie Chaplin. Gandhi was in England in his capacity as leader of the Indian National Congress attending the London Round Table Conference on Indian constitutional reform.

Photo by London Express

16th April 1938
Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) leaves the Presidency Jail in Calcutta after interviewing political prisoners. Gandhi went to discuss the possibility of their release with the Bengal government.

Photo by Keystone

24th November 1939
Mahatma Gandhi leaves the home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876 – 1948, left), founder of the Muslim League, en route to the Viceroy’s Lodge in Delhi.

Photo by Kulwant Roy/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive

26th August 1947
Mahatma Gandhi arriving through a surging crowd for a prayer meeting on the Calcutta Maidan, India. 100,000 Hindus and Muslims congregated to listen to Gandhi during the meeting in celebration of the Muslim festival Id-ul-Fitr.

Photo by Keystone

27th August 1940
Mahatma Gandhi on his way by rickshaw to the Viceregal Lodge to meet the Viceroy of India.

Photo by Fox Photos

The body of Mahatma Gandhi lying in state at Birla House, New Delhi, before the funeral cortege leaves for the burning ghats on the banks of the river Yamuna.

Photo by Keystone

First Jobs of Indian Political Leaders


Most of us would have not known that before becoming the public figures, what our famous political leaders’ first jobs were? If you have that curiosity, check out the list of the famous political leaders with their first jobs.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of our independent India was often called as ‘Chacha Nehru’. Nehru was an outstanding statesman and also a respected patriot. After he completed his early education in India, he was sent to Britain by his father Pandit Moti Lal Nehru for further education. Before becoming the Prime Minister of India, his first public career was started as the Chairman of Allahabad Committee. He was working there with such practical efficiency for which even his opponents praised him for his good job. He also served as an eminent lawyer.

2. Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi, earlier called as Antonia Edvige Albina Maino, is an Italian-born Indian politician and she is currently serving as the President of the Indian National Congress. When she went to study English at the Bell Education Trust’s language school at Cambridge, she met Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister in the year 1965 at the Greek restaurant. She was working as a waitress at that Greek restaurant which was inside the University campus. After she married Rajiv Gandhi in the year 1968, she took care of the family while Rajiv worked as an Airline pilot. Later after her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi was assassinated, her husband was elected as the next Prime Minister. During that time, as the PM’s wife she acted as his official hostess and visited number of states with him during his term.

3. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, was the renowned former President of our nation often called as ‘People’s President’. Before becoming the President of our nation, he served in many fields. Basically he was a well known aerospace engineer and he also served as a professor of aerospace engineering.He served as the first Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram. Before all that, as soon as he completed his graduation from the Madras Institute of Technology in 1960, he joined as the chief scientist at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of DRDO, reports the Wikipedia. At DRDO, Kalam started his career after designing a small helicopter for the Indian Army.

4. Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh, born to the Punjabi family in the year 1932, completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics at the Panjab University at Chandigarh. He completed his further studies at the University of Oxford and after completing his Ph. D he worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and he also taught at the University of Delhi he worked as an advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Trade. In 1991, he was chosen as the Finance Minister by then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao.

5. Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, is the son of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. After completing his Bachelor of Arts in 1994 from the Rollins College,he moved on to Trinity College of Cambridge University to complete his M.Phil in 1995. After graduation, he started working at the Monitor Group, which is a management consulting firm in London. In the year 2002, he joined as one of the directors of Mumbai based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private firm.

Sonia Gandhi: World’s Fourth Richest Politician


Sonia Gandhi is the world’s fourth richest politician, said Business Insider, a U.S. based internet news aggregator and publisher. As per the report, the UPA chairperson’s wealth is currently valued at $2-19 billion (Rs 10,000-45,000 crore).

The wide range given, $2-19 billion is a giveaway that these numbers may have been plucked out of a hat.

As per Netapedia, an online encyclopedia about India’s politicians and the political events, Sonia Gandhi has movable assets worth 1, 17, 70,468 and immovable assets worth 20, 24,300. This financial information was as per affidavit filed before the 2009 general elections.

Firstpost’s own estimate, based on income disclosed by Sonia Gandhi during the last general elections and the income-generating assets she owns, suggests that her annual income cannot be more than Rs 50-75 lakh.

Given the wide range within which her assumed wealth is estimated, it is obvious that Business Insider is not sure what the numbers really are. The online publication has sourced the story to a website called ‘World’s Luxury Guide’. Luxury Guide in turn traces its information to five other sources like OpenSecrets.org, Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com, Wikipedia.org, and Guardian.co.uk.

இது மக்கள் ஆட்சியாம்…….!!!!!!


இந்திய மக்களாகிய நாம், இந்தியாவை இறையாண்மை கொண்ட சமதர்ம, சமய சார்பற்ற, மக்களாட்சிக் குடியரசாக அமைப்பது என்ற உறுதி ஏற்றுள்ளோம். இதன் மூலம், இந்தியாவில் உள்ள அனைத்து குடிமக்களையும் பாதுகாப்போம் என்று நமது அரசியல் அமைப்புச் சட்டத்தின் முன்னுரை சொல்கிறது.

கடந்த ஒரு வாரமாக, கிங்பிஷர் ஏர்லைன்ஸின் விமானங்கள் நூற்றுக்கும் மேற்பட்டவை ரத்து செய்யப் பட்டுள்ளன. கிங்பிஷர் விமான நிறுவனம் நொடித்துப் போகும் அளவை எட்டியுள்ளது.

நேற்று, செய்தியாளர்களிடம் பேசிய விமானப் போக்குவரத்துத் துறை அமைச்சர் வயலார் ரவி, விஜய் மல்லையா என்னிடம் பேசினார். நான் இது தொடர்பாக நிதி அமைச்சரிடம் பேசி, வங்கிகளிடம் பேசி, கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனத்திற்கு வழங்கப் பட்டுள்ள கடன்களை மாற்றி அமைத்து, அந்நிறுவனத்தை மாற்றியமைக்க முடியுமா என்று பேசியிருக்கிறேன் என்று தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனத்துக்கு தற்போது இருக்கும் மொத்த கடன் 7057 கோடி ரூபாய். கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனம் தற்போது சந்தித்துள்ள மொத்த நஷ்டம் மார்ச் 31 அன்று உள்ளபடி 4283 கோடி ரூபாய். இந்நிறுவனம் 2005ல் தொடங்கியதிலிருந்து இது வரை ஒரு பைசா கூட லாபமாக சம்பாதிக்கவில்லை. 20011 தொடக்கத்தில், கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனத்துக்கு கொடுக்கப் பட்ட கடன் திரும்ப வசூல் செய்வதில் உள்ள சிக்கல்களை கருத்தில் கொண்டு, ரிசர்வ் வங்கி, தேசியமயமாக்கப் பட்ட வங்கிகளை, கடனுக்கு பதிலாக கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனத்தின் பங்குகளை வாங்கிக் கொள்ளச் சொல்லி பரிந்துரைத்தது.

அந்தப் பரிந்துரையின் அடிப்படையில், தேசியமயமாக்கப் பட்ட 13 வங்கிகள் கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனத்தின் பங்குகளை ஒரு பங்கு 63 ரூபாய்க்கு (அப்போதைய கிங் பிஷர் பங்கு மதிப்பு ரூ.40) தற்போது கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனத்தின் ஒரு பங்கின் விலை ரூ.19.65. வங்கிகளுக்கு தரவேண்டிய கடன் தொகை போக, கிங்பிஷர் நிறுவனம், தேசிய எண்ணை நிறுவனங்களுக்கு தர வேண்டிய தொகை என்ன தெரியுமா ? இந்துஸ்தான் பெட்ரோலியம் (HPCL) நிறுவனத்துக்கு 600 கோடி. பாரத் பெட்ரோலியம் நிறுவனத்துக்கு 250 கோடி (BPCL) இந்தியன் ஆயில் நிறுவனத்துக்கு (IOCL) 200 கோடி. எண்ணை நிறுவனங்கள் நஷ்டத்தில் இயங்குகின்றன என்ற காரணத்தால், வாரத்திற்கு ஒரு முறை பெட்ரோல் விலையை உயர்த்தும் நிதி அமைச்சகமும், பெட்ரோலியத் துறை அமைச்சகமும் மல்லையாவிடம் ஏன் அமைதியாக இருக்கிறார்கள் என்பது அவர்கள் மனசாட்சிக்குத் தான் தெரியும்.

இந்த மல்லையா யாரென்பது, தெரியுமா ?

மிகப் பெரிய சாராய அதிபர். யுனைட்டட் ப்ரூவரிஸ் என்ற நிறுவனத்தை நடத்தி வருபவர். 2005ல் கிங்பிஷர் ஏர்லைன்ஸ் நிறுவனத்தை தொடங்குகிறார். இவர் ஒரு சோக்காளி. பணக்காரர்களையும் பெண்களையும் அழைத்து அவ்வப்போது பார்ட்டி கொடுப்பது இவரது பொழுது போக்கு. இவரது பார்ட்டிகளில் கலந்து கொள்ளாத நடிக நடிகைகளே இல்லை எனலாம். ஆண்டுதோறும் கிங்பிஷர் காலண்டர் என்ற பெயரில் மாடல் அழகிகளை வைத்து காலண்டர் தயாரித்து வெளியிடுவார்.

எல்லா தொழிலிலும் இறங்கி விட்டோம். அரசியலிலும் இறங்கலாம் என்று 2000த்தில் ஜனதா கட்சியில் சேர்ந்து கர்நாடகா முழுவதும் வேட்பாளர்களை களத்தில் இறக்கினார். ஆனால் ஒரு இடத்தில் கூட வெற்றி பெறாமல், இவர் கட்சி மண்ணைக் கவ்வியது. ஆனால் பின்னாளில் ராஜ்ய சபா எம்பி தேர்தலில், பணம் கொடுத்து, ஜனதா தளக் கட்சி வேட்பாளரை தோற்கடித்து, சுயேட்சையாக எம்.பி ஆனார்.

பெங்களுரு ராயல் சேலஞ்சர்ஸ் என்ற பெயரில் ஐபிஎல் டீமை சொந்தமாக வைத்துள்ளார். எப் 1 பார்முலா ரேசில், போர்ஸ் ஒன் என்ற பெயரில் ஒரு டீம் வைத்துள்ளார்.

தென் ஆப்ரிக்காவில் இந்தியக் கிரிக்கெட்டின் இறுதிப் போட்டி நடைபெற்ற போது, இந்தியாவில் இருந்து சொந்த விமானத்தில் பல்வேறு எம்பிக்களை அழைத்துச் சென்றார்.

இந்த மல்லையாவுக்குத் தான் தற்போது நெருக்கடி. இவருக்குத் தான் உதவி செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று மத்திய விமானத்துறை அமைச்சர் வயலார் ரவி பரிந்து பேசியுள்ளார்.

இது ஒரு பக்கம். மற்றொரு பக்கம். 1995 முதல் 2010 வரையிலான ஆண்டுகளில் கடன் தொல்லை தாங்காமல் தற்கொலை செய்து கொண்ட விவசாயிகளின் எண்ணிக்கை மட்டும் 2,56,913. இது வேலை வெட்டி இல்லாத சமூக ஆர்வலர்கள் தொகுத்த கணக்கீடு அல்ல. மத்திய அரசின் தேசிய குற்றவியல் கணக்கிடும் பிரிவு வெளியிட்டுள்ள எண்ணிக்கை இது.

கடன் தொல்லைகள் காரணமாக விவசாயிகள் தற்கொலை என்ற செய்தி வரும்போதெல்லாம் கண் துடைப்பு நடவடிக்கைகளில் ஈடுபடும் மத்திய மாநில அரசுகள், விவசாயிகளின் கடன் பிரச்சினையையும், அவர்கள் தற்கொலையையும் வெறும் எண்ணிக்கையான மட்டுமே பார்க்கின்றன என்பதே வேதனை தரும் விஷயம்.

இந்தியாவில் உள்ள அனைத்து குடிமக்களையும் பாதுகாப்போம் என்று அரசியல் அமைப்புச் சட்டத்தின் கீழ் உறுதி மொழி எடுத்துக் கொண்டுள்ள அரசியல்வாதிகள் கண்களுக்கு மல்லையாக்களும், ரத்தன் டாடாக்களும், அம்பானிகளும் மட்டுமே குடிமக்களாகத் தெரிகிறார்கள் என்பதுதான் வேதனை. 

இது மக்கள் ஆட்சியாம்…….!!!!!!

Management Lessons from Pranab Mukherjee


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A man known best as the trouble shooter in the ruling Congress party, Pranab Mukherjee has a prominent place in the government and is often seen as the number two of the government. He is one of the most experienced and senior-most minster in the cabinet who holds many posts beyond the significant Financial Ministry. He takes a professional approach to any problem put before him and his management skills are lauded beyond the nation. Some of the management lessons that can be learned from Pranab Mukherjee are listed below.

1. Dependability

Pranab is Dependable

Mukherjee has been the most reliable person for the Congress party to approach during a crisis. He has a ready solution in his pocket for the worst of all emergencies and he knows the art of implementing it. This trust has been developed over the years and this is a major leadership skill that young managers should follow. The art is to make your team members come to you or in other words, build the trust among your subordinates who would see you as a real problem solver or a crisis manager. There are many an incident when Mukherjee was tasked to resolve the crisis, the latest being the Anna Hazare movement.

2. Boldness

Bold Pranab

He has on many occasions shown to be harsh on issues that need such a hardliner approach. He shows the art of being hard without making things complicated. Managers at times will have to take certain tough decisions for the best of the organization. At one point, Pranab Mukherjee took a different tune and really hit out at Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev over the civil society’s anti-corruption movement. He accused that these activists are undermining democratic institutions and went on to call them ‘a handful of self appointed messiahs’. However, it was Pranab Mukherjee who could break the deadlock finally bringing an end to the historic national unrest. Managers need to master this art of being bold while leaving rooms for constructive discussions.

3. Art of Consensus Building

Art of Consensus Building

He is a master of negotiation and his ultimate aim is to build consensus for crisis management. The veteran leader has come in terms with the fact that running a government necessitates playing a lot of smart tactics. In a coalition government, mutual consent is the key to survival and there are a few like Pranab Mukherjee who see to that its kept safe. He flew to Chennai when DMK threatened to pull back from the alliance after the arrest of Kanimozhi. With a few rounds of meetings, he fixed the problem and made sure Kanimozhi remains in jail and a DMK minister in the cabinet. Leading a team or an organization, you will often be confronted with conflicting ideas and issues. Consensus building is crucial in such situations as business cannot be run by hasty decisions.

4. Crisis Management

Anna, Pranab

Pranab Mukherjee’s crisis management skills are beyond comparison. He is said to be a great listener and possesses a clear view of how much can be pushed in any negotiation. He was the congress representative during the all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill and his trouble shooting skills were used to the maximum in cases such as the West Bengal seat sharing crisis and Cairn-Vedanta deal etc. Leaders are identified their crisis management skills. It needs great levels of patience and quick decision making qualities. The real challenge of running a business is to spot a crisis in advance and solve it at the earliest.

5. All-rounder

Pranab, all-rounder

He is often termed ‘a man of all seasons’ as he has been a part of almost every Congress governments since the mid-1970s, except the Rahul Gandhi government between 1984 and 1989. Moreover, he has held most of the key positions in the cabinet including Defence, External Affairs, Finance, Economic Affairs, Communication, Commerce and Industry, Revenue, Shipping and Transport. It’s this vast experience and qualities that make him stand apart from the rest. If management is a game of cricket, then a manager should be an all-rounder, who can meet the varying requirements of his team.

 

In the Name of GANDHI


Some eye opener for you. You should take out 5min. to read this for yourself and your childrens / generations to come :
·      Mrs. Sonia gandhi (vincci)
o  5th std. educated
o  Italian citizen name – Antonia Maino
o  Was a waitress. She met Rajiv Gandhi, who was enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in 1965 at a Greek restaurant (Varsity Restaurant) while working there, as a waitress to make ends meet
o  Then sales executive in UK
o  Holds a fake  degree in English of Cambridge university
This is the qualification of the lady, who is governing India (beneficiary of 6 biggest scams in Indian history including Boforce, KGB, 2G, Equity sales fraud, Hawala and Swiss accounts)Sonia Gandhi is currently in Switzerland not in USA to move their black money from their Swiss accounts. She and Congress are fooling people of India that she is in USA for some surgery/operation. She can have an operation/surgery in India also. India has worlds’ best hospitals and medical facilities available now. She can even call any doctor from world to India as visiting doctor to take opinion on her surgery/operation but as it is all fake story to fool India and its innocent people to transfer Black money before Indian people demands government to act and get it black money back to India. Government is also protracted and not acting on black money now till all politicians take out their money from their swiss accounts.
AND her son Rahul Gandhi,
·      With 3 cases outside India caught high on cocaine
·      Had failed in hindi
·      Uses his mothers surname outside India and holds dual passports which are a big crime…
·      Having a columbian girlfriend, whose is a daughter of a drug mafia…
Please spread to as many as you can so Indians get to know the reality.
You should also come out from wrong notion of Congress and Gandhi. It is not at all related to Mahatma Gandhi the father of Nation.
Indira Gandhi, daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, She was named Indira Priyadarshini Nehru. She fell in love and decided to marry Feroze Khan, a family friend. Feroze Khan’s father, Nawab Khan, was a Muslim, and mother was a Persian Muslim. Jawaharlal Nehru did not approve of the inter-caste marriage for political reasons (see http://www.asiasource.org/society/indiragandhi.cfm). If Indira Nehru were to marry a Muslim she would loose the possibility of becoming the heir to the future Nehru dynasty. At this juncture, according to one story, Mahatma Gandhi intervened and adopted Feroze Khan, gave him his last name (family name/caste name) and got the name of Feroz Khan changed to Feroz Gandhi by an affidavit in England. Thus, Feroze Khan became Feroze Gandhi.
The Indira Gandhi was not Gandhi but Indira gained the surname “Gandhi” by her marriage to Feroze Gandhi. She had no relation to Mahatma Gandhi, either by blood or marriage.
Congress which is led by such a wrong people is not at all going to do anything good for India. Pls. do not depend and leave things on politicians and leaders you elect specially of Congress party.
Take active participation in Politics and be an active member in creation of better India for our generations to come.
Please open your eyes, mind and if you want India to be the best country in the World, we/ ourselves only will have to work for that.
Please do not get trapped into false and future dreams being shown and presented by your corrupt/criminal politicians. Go into depth and use your power of voting wisely.

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