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“I am asking a question to Manmohan Singh’s government that how much money was spent by the state exchequer…. this country wants to know,” – Narendra Modi

India will spend any amount on Sonia Gandhi illness, just give us the details: Narendra Modi

Agencies Posted online: Tue Oct 02 2012, 18:26 hrs

Gandhinagar : Remaining defiant on his stand, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi today demanded that the government make public the expenditure incurred on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign trips.

Addressing a gathering of youths here, Modi said that information sought under RTI about expenditure on Sonia Gandhi’s foreign trips three years ago has not yet been provided.

“Three years ago, a youth from Hissar had asked the government to provide information about Gandhi’s foreign trips and expenditure incurred thereon under RTI. Under (RTI) law, information should be provided in three months…but three years have passed and why the information is not being provided…when attempt is made to hide things then one feels something is fishy,” Modi further said.

“I read in a newspaper that Rs 1,880 crore was spent on Soniaji’s foreign trips…nearly Rs 2,000 crore, If you have to shut Modi’s mouth, then make public details about Sonia Gandhi’s foreign tours, from the time Manmohan Singh’s government came to power in 2004, till now,” Modi demanded.

“Under what arrangement she travelled….where did she stay….and if the expenditure…I have nothing to do with her personal life…. was borne by the national exchequer, then it is the right of people of this country that information about it should be made public,” Modi said.

Modi had made the allegation about large expenditure on Gandhi’s foreign trips yesterday and said it was based on a response given by the government to an RTI application of a youth from Hissar in Haryana that was published in a newspaper on July 12 this year.

However, the concerned youth Ramesh Sharma questioned the expenditure figures quoted by Modi and said he had not received any reply to his RTI query.

Later, Modi stated “I had said this thing based on a report in a newspaper. If my information is wrong, I will publicly accept the mistake.”

“Yesterday, during a public meeting, I had raised a question based on a newspaper report, it created a political storm,” Modi said.

“I am being threatened… if you are going to seek expenditure account, then a slew of serious allegations will be levelled against you…. they have already put CBI behind me… what else is left,” Modi said.

“Should I cow down before such threats..should I feel nervous….should I run away….should I quit my fight for justice…. I am not seeking any reply from Soniaji, I am not asking a question against her…I am asking a question to Manmohan Singh’s government that how much money was spent by the state exchequer…. this country wants to know,” Modi further said.

“My Congress friends have got annoyed with me…my Congress friends, the news was published in July….I read the news item in the paper publicly in October….Why didn’t you get time to reply to that newspaper report between July and October..and if the news item was wrong then why legal action was not initiated,” Modi asked.

“None has asked about illness of Soniaji….her health issue came up this year only…these question were raised three years ago.. at that time none was aware about her health issues.

“So they should not make an emotional issue out of that.. I myself would tell to Prime Minister, that whatever expenditure is to be made on treatment of Soniaji’s illness, the country will spend,” Modi said.

Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to launch Congress campaign for Gujarat assembly election at a rally in Rajkot tomorrow.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/india-will-spend-any-amount-on-sonia-gandhi–illness-just-give-us-the-details-narendra-modi/1010902/

Press Trust Of India
Gandhinagar, October 02, 2012
First Published: 17:51 IST(2/10/2012)
Last Updated: 18:03 IST(2/10/2012)
Modi attacks Sonia again, RTI activist questions him

Remaining defiant on his stand, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi today demanded that the government make public the expenditure incurred on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign trips. Addressing a gathering of youths here, Modi said that information sought under RTI about expenditure on Sonia Gandhi’s foreign trips three years ago has not yet been provided.
“Three years ago, a youth from Hissar had asked the government to provide information about Gandhi’s foreign trips and expenditure incurred thereon under RTI. Under (RTI) law, information should be provided in three months…but three years have passed and why the information is not being provided…when attempt is made to hide things then one feels something is fishy,” Modi further said. RTI activist rejects Modi’s claim on Sonia bill

“I read in a newspaper that Rs. 1,880 crore was spent on Soniaji’s foreign trips…nearly Rs. 2,000 crore, If you have to shut Modi’s mouth, then make public details about Sonia Gandhi’s foreign tours, from the time Manmohan Singh’s government came to power in 2004, till now,” Modi demanded.

“Under what arrangement she travelled….where did she stay….and if the expenditure…I have nothing to do with her personal life…. was borne by the national exchequer, then it is the right of people of this country that information about it should be made public,” Modi said.

Modi had made the allegation about large expenditure on Gandhi’s foreign trips yesterday and said it was based on a response given by the government to an RTI application of a youth from Hissar in Haryana that was published in a newspaper on July 12 this year.

However, the concerned youth Ramesh Sharma questioned the expenditure figures quoted by Modi and said he had not received any reply to his RTI query.

Later, Modi stated “I had said this thing based on a report in a newspaper. If my information is wrong, I will publicly accept the mistake.”

“Yesterday, during a public meeting, I had raised a question based on a newspaper report, it created a political storm,” Modi said.

“I am being threatened… if you are going to seek expenditure account, then a slew of serious allegations will be levelled against you…. they have already put CBI behind me… what else is left,” Modi said.

“Should I cow down by such threats..should I feel nervous….should I run away….should I quit my fight for justice…. I am not seeking any reply from Soniaji, I am not asking a question against her…I am asking a question to Manmohan Singh’s government that how much money was spent by the state exchequer…. this country wants to know,” Modi further said.

“My Congress friends have got annoyed with me…my Congress friends, the news was published in July….I read the news item in the paper publicly in October….Why didn’t you get time to reply to that newspaper report between July and October..and if the news item was wrong then why legal action was not initiated,” Modi asked.

“None has asked about illness of Soniaji….her health issue came up this year only…these question were raised three years ago.. at that time none was aware about her health issues.

“So they should not make an emotional issue out of that.. I myself would tell to Prime Minister, that whatever expenditure is to be made on treatment of Soniaji’s illness, the country will spend,” Modi said.

Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to launch Congress campaign for Gujarat assembly election at a rally in Rajkot on Wednesday.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/Print/938839.aspx

India govt wastes money on a alien criminal looter

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Press Trust of India / Rajkot October 02, 2012, 18:55

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in the city, where Congress president Sonia Gandhi is going to address a farmers’ convention at the Race Course ground tomorrow.

A team of Special Protection Group (SPG) already arrived in the city yesterday and conducted security checks at the places that Gandhi is expected to visit, a senior police official said.

“As many as 1,000 policemen have been deployed at the venue as well as on the roads that Gandhi would pass through to visit various places in the city,” the official said.

“Sonia Gandhi will arrive around 10.30 am and go straight to ‘Gandhi-Smruti’, the place where Mahatma Gandhiji stayed during his school days,” a Congress leader said.

According to Gujarat unit chief of Congress Arjun Modhvadiya, Gandhi would also visit Ramkrishna Ashram and Bal Bhavan before addressing the gathering.

In the name of the family

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Shahid Siddiqui : Fri Aug 17 2012, 03:57 hrs

Not so long ago, political scientist Rajni Kothari coined the phrase “one-party dominant system” to describe the political reality of that time. It is a sad commentary on our political life that this “one-party dominant system” has evolved into what I would describe as “one-family dominated system”, where the Gandhi family and their close associates call the shots. Unfortunately, this fate is shared by other parties across the political spectrum. They all swear by the name of democracy, but do not respect democratic values in their own backyard. It took a lot of time and energy for someone like former Chief Election Commissioner T.N. Seshan to instill the fear of God in the hearts of political satraps, who till then rigged elections, ruled at their own free will and used caste politics to browbeat the masses into accepting their version of democracy. With the Election Commission asserting its authority after Seshan, things began to improve and we successfully established a good, well-functioning electoral system.

While the first phase of democracy was strengthened by a strong electoral system that ensured independent and transparent elections, we have failed to deliver in the second phase of democratic reform. Our political parties have become more autocratic and family interests took precedence over the larger political interests. Like an inexperienced doctor who administers medicine which treats an illness but causes more undiagnosed and unrelated side effects, the Tenth Schedule controlled defections and brought stability but, at the same time, made it impossible for political leaders and activists to discuss, debate and express their thoughts freely and without fear. It opened the gates for a situation wherein political bosses had a complete iron grip over their parties and the democratic space within parties became more and more constricted. It was no longer possible for political parties to tolerate a young Turk like Chandra Shekhar of the 1960s and the 1970s.

Post Tenth Schedule and post Sonia Gandhi’s entry into politics, regional and smaller parties have become more brazen in their assertion of family dominance in party affairs, such as the DMK, Akali Dal, SP, RJD, NCP, etc. Others, without family dominance, have developed strong authoritarian leadership styles like the BSP of Mayawati, Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee, AIADMK of Jayalalithaa. This authoritarian style of political leadership does not tolerate even a whisper of democratic debate, forget criticism. As a result, intra-party elections have become a sham and all forms of debate within the party have collapsed. The elections within the parties are a hoax of the worst kind, perpetuated by those who have sabotaged the functioning of democracy.

My comments, pointing to the defects and problems of the anti-defection law from a well-respected academic platform, led to my expulsion from the BSP. I was not given the slightest chance to explain myself — and this was, ironically, done by those who swear by the name of the architect of the Indian Constitution, B.R. Ambedkar. Even tall leaders like Jnaneshwar Mishra and Mohan Singh of the Samajwadi Party were in the past made to shut up for expressing any view not to the liking of the Yadav parivar. My expulsion from the SP, for simply interviewing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for Nai Duniya, which I have been editing for a long time, is symptomatic of this growing intolerance within political parties. The interview conducted by me was one of the most detailed ones given to any newspaper and asked hard-hitting questions. Again, history repeated itself, and like the Mayawati episode, I was once more not given any chance to speak or explain my position.

This issue of corruption is deeply linked to the type of family-oriented politics visible in India today. These undemocratic practices within the organisational setup of political parties are a breeding ground for corruption. It would not be an exaggeration to say that parties often come to power to perpetuate their own form of dynastic rule and to make their family’s future secure. Family members of the political elite know that even if they commit colossal mistakes and indulge in outright corrupt practices, they will never be punished or questioned within their parties, unlike others. Mayawati may take action against the elected representatives of her party, but will not rein in her most trusted lieutenants like Nasimuddin Siddiqui.

This smug attitude of political leaders has only given the impression that parties are turning into personal fiefdoms where family members and close associates live by different rules, shielded from all forms of criticism and cushioned by the backing of the party president. It is time political bosses introduced an open culture of discussion and debate within parties — before it is too late. Better governance cannot come with only Anna Hazare-type solutions. The Anna movement’s focus on Lokpal is only a cosmetic treatment of the disease. The real remedy lies in forcing political parties to democratise themselves so that they can become arenas for healthy debate and discussion. Our political class must focus on this aspect of democracy, otherwise, we will let our hard-earned democracy go down the drain. We will have all the democratic trappings, but the democratic values and ideals will wither away.

 

The writer, a former Rajya Sabha MP, is editor, ‘Nai Duniya’

Do you want to know why the Congress secularists are anti-Hindus and what we should do about it?

See what they do a real terrorist:

Geelani Aide Released From Jail Due to Health Reasons |http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?754242 | Outlook Wires7:01 AM – 5 Mar 12 via outlookindia.com 

while they keep tyrannizing Sadhvi Pragnya with physical and mental assault.

For this treason and barbarity all Hindus have the right to spit on his face, drown him in their shit and hang him to a lamp post with one leg tied with a rope so he can see how he turned the world upside down for saadhu janas.

Over 200 Fake EVMs Seized from RLD Candidate Ashok Tomar

In a sensational development, more than 200 fake Electronic Voting Machines have been seized from Ashok Kumar, candidate for Rashtriya Lok Dal. The EVMs were confiscated from his vehicle. The district administration of Baghpat has ordered a probe into the recovery of the alleged dummy EVMs. Further updates awaited. Congress has pinned its hopes on RLD for a coalition in a bid to swoop over Uttar Pradesh assembly.

EVMs Tampered in Punjab Polls: Replaced Following Complaints

11 electronic voting machines were replaced in the state of Punjab, which witnesses assembly elections today. This followed complaints filed by members of the Bahujan Samaj Party and the People’s Party of Punjab in the Budnala constituency of Mansa district. The charges were made following tampering of seals by an unidentified person. The EVMs were placed in the office of the sub-divisional magistrate. The incident happened late on Sunday.

“We complained to the EC and the EVMs have been replaced. We are satisfied with the action,” said President of PPP, Manpreet Singh Badal. Police have not been able to nab the person who tampered with the machines. The person is alleged to have pressed the button of Akali dal, the ruling party in Punjab.

Deputy Commissioner of Mansa ordered the replacement of 11 EVMs with new ones. This however did not affect the poll process in the state, which began at 8.00 am.

Source for both stories: http://indiawires.com

 

Barmaid’s rule is foreign Cristo-Muslim rule. See the actrocities perpetrated on the Hindus

Please spread the word.  From Egypt to Pakistan, India and Bangla Desh, it is the same thing.   What a ‘religion of peace’?   Minorities living in Islamic areas say how they live every day with fear, it becomes a psychological submission that many Indians still live today with after 1000 years of their rule.

http://hindusamhati.blogspot.com/2011/12/chengail-witnesses-islamic-onslaught-on.html

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chengail witnesses Islamic onslaught on Muharram once more

Muharram happens to be the first month in the Islamic calendar and is also one of the four most sanctified months of the year wherein fighting remains proscribed. The diktat is certainly appreciable but surely it does not entail confrontation with infidels; Muharram happens to be an occasion in India, especially Bengal, that leads to violent Hindu-Muslim clashes day in and day out. Myriad instances are there to authenticate this statement and the incident that happened today in Chengail, Sub-division: Uluberia, District: Howrah validates the assertion further.

It was 5.30 pm yesterday (December 06, 2011) at Nimtala, Chengail, P.S. Uluberia, when a large religious procession (Tazia) of Muslims marking Muharram, escorted by police, was passing by the area. A large number of observers were there including lots of Hindus, busy in chit-chat among themselves. Nevertheless, one issue dominated most – it was the dearth of apposite compensation of last year’s attack on Hindus (Islamic onslaughts on Hindus in Muharram have become common in Chengail almost by now). Muslims in the procession did hear this; while a few of them warned Hindus of dire consequences, others, being belligerent more, stated in public that Hindus would be taught a lesson within the next 2 days. Strikingly, all these took place before police personnel manning the crowd.

And the warning was not a prank in any way. Today (December 07, 2011) at 9.30 am 6 Hindu shops, in Aimabazar – 1, positioned close to Nimtala, Chengail, were attacked by a Muslim mob and burnt down within a few minutes. Some of these happen to be sweet shops of Paresh Maity and Dayal respectively, cloth shop of Manoranjan and vegetable shop of Tarun.

The situation was highly explosive and fearing more Islamic attacks in due course Hindus started to defend themselves; as a part of defence, 2 Muslim shoe shops, decorative and profitable, were reduced to ashes. Noticeably, Muslim attacks died down eventually.

RAF has been deployed to quell any form of ruckus and violence in the area.

As per fresh reports, lots of Hindu houses in adjoining Shantinagar have been destroyed. It has also been learnt that Muslims are preparing for a wild attack and it will commence once RAF is withdrawn.

Corruption: Democracy, Sonia-style

Hari Om
19 Jun 2011
 

Our constitution says we are a democratic country and our government is of the people, by the people and for the people. In other words, the people are the chief determinants and their representatives in Parliament and the Assemblies are simply public servants whose only duty is to frame laws consistent with people’s needs and aspirations, subject to the condition that the laws defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India, and promote secular and democratic values. Indeed, this is what democracy means in the real sense of the term. Genuine democracy is one that respects people and their sentiments and opinions and ordains their representatives to do what the people want them to do.

But the Congress’ concept of democracy is different. It believes that the election of individuals for a period of five years means unbridled powers for Members of Parliament and Assemblies to loot and plunder public money and misuse their position to promote their selfish intentions, and that the people forfeit all rights once they elect their representatives for five years. Congress believes that people have no right to intervene in law-making processes and that their interventions, including holding of peaceful demonstrations and dharnas, are undemocratic means to destabilize the government, undermine democracy and weaken institutions, including Parliament, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Judiciary. The Congress’ democracy wants the people to hold aloof and not intervene even if the situation goes out of hand; even if the “elected members” of Parliament and Assemblies are on a looting spree.

Congress goes on to pour contempt on those who take up issues of public import and ask the government for action against the corrupt and those who have stashed millions in foreign banks. Congress makes it loud and clear that it and its government would take strong action against those who dare launch an anti-corruption crusades. What Congress and the UPA Government did to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and his thousands of followers at Ramlila Ground, Delhi, in the intervening night of June 4 and 5, 2011, was just a trailer and a warning to civil society to behave or suffer oppression. The senseless brutalities perpetrated Delhi Police at the behest of their political masters was a strong message to civil society that those who toed the official line or kept their mouths shut alone would escape official wrath; others would be dealt with as Baba Ramdev was dealt with.

Congress believes in democracy of a different style. This Democracy: Congress style could be legitimately described as sham democracy – where people have no rights and the so-called elected representatives have absolute and extraordinary powers, including the power to beat, maim and even kill those considered inconvenient.

Congress believes the kind of democracy it has been promoting and strengthening will produce a “moral effect” of the type General Dyer produced at Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919. It has coined definite terms for those who call themselves members of the civil society and crusaders against corruption. Thus, Anna Hazare, who, like Baba Ramdev has been educating public opinion about the menace of corruption, has been dubbed an “un-elected tyrant” by the arrogant party spokesperson Manish Tiwari.

Earlier in April, Anna Hazare sat on fast at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, to persuade the Centre to adopt an effective Jan Lokpal Bill. This forced government to constitute a joint-drafting committee consisting of five ministers and five members of civil society, to draft a Jan Lokpal Bill. The committee has met several times, but without success. The official members (Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, Law Minister Veerappa Moily and Minister of Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid) are not willing to bring the offices of Prime Minister, Judges of the Supreme Court, MPs and so on within the purview of the proposed Jan Lokpal Bill. On the other hand, members of civil society, including the controversial pro-Maoist and pro-Kashmiri separatist Prashant Bhushan, are rigid on this score. The impasse has seen Congress ministers and national spokespersons, including Tiwari, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Jayanthi Natrajan, and media in-charge Janardhan Dwivedi, using all kinds of invectives and epithets against Anna and his team members.

But Congress crossed the line by calling Anna Hazare “tyrant.” If Anna is a “tyrant”, what about Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna, Defence Minister A.K. Anthony, even Home Minister P Chidambaram, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, I&B Minister Ambika Soni? Should they also be called “un-elected tyrants”? Others like Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Farooq Abdullah hold important portfolios in the Union Government though they are not members of the Lok Sabha; some are in the Central Government because of the parties to which they belong.

Manmohan Singh has never won an election. He once contested from Delhi but lost to Vijay Kumar Malhotra (BJP). He is Prime Minister because of what is termed in the constitutional history of India as the “Kimberley Clause” that provides for selection and nomination and not for election. He is in South Block because Sonia Gandhi could not be sworn-in. Now he is presiding over what could be legitimately termed as the most corrupt, insensitive and controversial government independent India has ever seen.

Similarly, Krishna, Anthony, Sharma and Soni are not members of the Lok Sabha. They are members of the Rajya Sabha and hold crucial and sensitive positions in the government, again, because of Sonia Gandhi. They, like Manmohan Singh, do not represent any constituency. They are by-products of the Kimberley Clause that Congress opposed tooth and nail in the early 1890s. Similarly, as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa pointed out, Union Home Minister Chidambaram is not a people’s representative in the real sense of the term, but won the 2009 Lok Sabha election through “fraudulent means.” Chidambaram acknowledged that the case is pending before the Madras High Court.

Lord Kimberley was a member of the House of Lords, one of the members who drafted the Indian Councils Bill, which became the Indian Councils Act of 1892. The Act provided for selection or nomination and not for election, and the British Parliament adopted this legislation much to the chagrin of the Indian National Congress. The Congress accepted the Act in a “loyal spirit” but regretted that it did not in “specific terns concede to the people (read Indians) the right of electing their own representatives to the Council.”

The Congress had also said: “No reform of the Indian Councils which does not embody the elective principle will prove satisfactory to the Indian people or compatible with the good government of India” (Parliamentary Debates on Indian Affairs, House of Commons, 1892, March 28, 1892, P. 129). Lord G.N. Curzon, who later became Viceroy of India and was at that time Under Secretary of State for India, had rejected out-of-hand the Congress’ demand for introduction of elections in India, saying “The people of India are voiceless millions who can neither read or write in their own language, who have no knowledge whatever of English and who are not perhaps universally aware of the fact the English are in their country as rulers.”

It appears the present Congress leadership is not aware of what the Congress did before and after 1892 to persuade the British to introduce a system that would entitle Indians to return to the Councils persons of their own choice so that they could take up their cause and enact laws that would represent the will and opinion of Indians. The Congress had opposed the Kimberley Clause saying nominated and selected Indians would only toe the British line as they would not be accountable to the people.

Compare the position as it exists today and you would find that Indians are facing the same situation as they faced during British rule. Today, there are at least 15 ministers, including the Prime Minister, who are not accountable to the people but to Sonia Gandhi. The so-called Indian National Congress has empowered Sonia Gandhi to use the Kimberley Clause to the hilt, creating an environment under which the people have little or no say, and the nominated element rules the roost.

Congress just cannot treat civil society so poorly. One may or may not like Anna, Prashant Bhushan, Medha Patkar, Sarabai and others who support the dread Maoists and Kashmiri separatists and communalists, but one cannot disagree that Congress has forgotten the meaning of democracy and that “if he (Anna) is a tyrant then those who are calling him a tyrant are also tyrants.”

Congress needs to introspect and refashion its approach towards democracy. But it is extremely doubtful if the all-powerful Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will do so. They think they can crush any kind of dissent. But one thing is clear: Corruption has become an issue and those who oppose and crush Anna and Guru Ramdev would pay a heavy price as and when general elections take place in the country.

The author is former Chair Professor, Maharaja Gulab Singh Chair, University of Jammu, Jammu, & former member Indian Council of Historical Research

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