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India needs to be very careful



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Post by chetak » Sat May 04, 2019 12:11 pm

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Courtesy @INCIndia this sickular demon ZNaik had the audacity to lecture IAS probationers in Massourie as a guest faculty. Courtesy @narendramodi he cannot dare rest his foot on the pious Indian Soil.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzvux8psylQ


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Post by SSundar » Sun May 05, 2019 5:07 am

PM Modi's India TV interview yesterday. Quite hard hitting and focuses a lot on his foreign policy.

Jingos must watch the Balakot answer that starts at 50m:11s into the video. Blatant Yindutva hints :D :D :D .


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Post by chetak » Sun May 05, 2019 10:55 am

watch video


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PM Modi ने खोले कई राज़ जानिए EVM पर Sharad Pawar के बयान पर क्या बोले
This was not shown in today's interview. Rajat Sharma edited it. It is saved video before they take it out from theirs.



https://twitter.com/VMuppi/status/1124730780012490753

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Post by chetak » Sun May 05, 2019 8:24 pm

Media finally asks Rahul Gandhi to explain his ’30k cr to Ambani’ lie, he says ‘Chidambaram has calculations’


Media finally asks Rahul Gandhi to explain his ’30k cr to Ambani’ lie, he says ‘Chidambaram has calculations’

The sheer cluelessness of Congress President Rahul Gandhi is appalling.

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Mainstream media has finally woken up and questioned Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Modi gave Rs 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani’ lie. Rahul Gandhi, in his interview to Indian Express, was cornered on the specific figure he keeps on throwing around to allege that Prime Minister Modi gave away Rs 30,000 crore in the Rafale deal.

The Indian Expressed asked Rahul Gandhi that he keeps mentioning Rs 30,000 crore figure, whereas the total amount of the deal as per records is around Rs 60,000 crore. Rahul Gandhi cuts off the interview mid-question and says that there is enough documentation available to show that the benefit to Anil Ambani through the offset contract and other Rafale proceedings will come to Rs 30,000 crore.

The interviewers at Indian Express then question Rahul Gandhi that the offsets don’t quite add up to Rs 30,000 crore. Rahul Gandhi then shifted goal post and said how it is more about the procedure followed under which Anil Ambani got the deal.

Rahul Gandhi then lies, again. He says, “What is prima facie very clear, is that Mr Anil Ambani has no locus standi in making aircraft, is Rs 45,000 crore in debt and barely managed to stay out of jail. On the other hand, HAL has the experience in making aircraft and it’s been doing it for 70 years.” (relevant portion highlighted.)

The truth is, the 36 Rafales will not be made in India, so it’s a no-brainer that Reliance will not be making that. But the interesting point is, they are not even making parts for it. Yes, at present Dassault Reliance Aerospace is not even making parts for Rafale like HAL and some Indian companies will be doing, forget the whole plane. The company is making parts for the Falcon 2000 civil jet plane that is manufactured by Dassault Aviation. This company is now part of the global supply chain network of Dassault, and they have already started manufacturing parts and sending them to assembly plants. Dassault will be investing around € 100 million in the joint venture with Reliance as part of offset obligations related to the Rafale deal, which is less than 3% of the total offset obligation. Reliance is not getting US$20 billion or even US$4 billion as Rahul Gandhi seems to believe, the current investment is less than USD$ 120 million. Meanwhile, Snecma HAL Aerospace Ltd, a joint venture between Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Snecma (Safran) of France, will make parts for Rafale jet’s Snecma M88 engine.

When the interviewer further probed Congress President Rahul Gandhi that the 30,000 figure is still not explained by Congress, Rahul Gandhi hits the ball out of the ground by saying how he does not really have the details, but if Indian Express wants to know where Congress got the figure, he could put them in touch with Randeep Surjewala and P Chidambaram, who is himself accused in various corruption scams, who could share the details with them.


Rahul Gandhi tells the interviewer to ask Randeep Surjewala and Chidambaram for details of the 30,000 crore figure

Go home, everybody. Rahul Gandhi has just accepted that he has no clue how the figure 30,000 crore he has been throwing around casually, accusing the Prime Minister despite clarifications from the French government as well as Dassault, has come from.

Wonder if the ‘debate’ he demands with the PM on Rafale, will be an open-book test with Randeep Surjewala and P Chidambaram passing him notes since Rahul Gandhi does not really know the calculations.

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Post by SSundar » Sun May 05, 2019 8:34 pm

IMHO, Prakash Raj ate Tejaswi Surya for lunch and dinner. Tejaswi often looks childish repeating the same claim about May 23rd and does not put up a strong rebuttal to even ridiculous statements such as SuSu Kumar and Shehla Rashid being the future voice of India.


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Post by chetak » Mon May 06, 2019 6:01 pm

Chandrachud Note On CJI’s Sexual Harassment Case Shows SC In Poor Light
Chandrachud Note On CJI’s Sexual Harassment Case Shows SC In Poor Light

by R Jagannathan-May 06, 2019,
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Justice D Y Chandrachud’s intervention in the sexual harassment case against CJI Ranjan Gogoi shows how divided the Supreme Court is.

It is extremely worrisome that many of the court’s internal battles are now being fought in the harsh glare of media publicity.
The intervention by Justice D Y Chandrachud in the probe by a three-judge panel set up to investigate complaints of sexual harassment levelled by a woman against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi shows how divided a house the current Supreme Court is.

Reports today (6 May) suggest that Justice Chandrachud, who will become Chief Justice himself in 2022, has written to the panel, headed by the next Chief Justice, S A Bobde, that it should not proceed ex-parte following the withdrawal of the complainant from the proceedings. Among other things, the Bobde panel, which includes Justices Indira Banerjee and Indu Malhotra, declined to video-record the proceedings or allow the complainant to have her lawyer Vrindra Grover present while being questioned.

The problem is not with Justice Chandrachud’s views, but the attempt to create a controversy by leaking the letter written to Justice Bobde and embarrassing the court. That the Supreme Court has no real mechanism to deal with such cases, leave alone allegations of other kinds of judicial misconduct, is obvious, but should a sitting judge be virtue-signalling his disagreements with the Bobde panel by leaking the letter either directly or indirectly?

Getting aggressive lawyers like Grover to be part of the proceedings means the details of the Bodbe panel’s hearings face the risk of more leaks, regardless of whether the Chief Justice is guilty of any misconduct or not. Justice Chandrachud’s leaked letter makes it near impossible for the Bobde panel to have much credibility unless the outcome is against the CJI. This is no way to ensure fairness and justice. This also means that Justice Bobde will start his career as CJI later this year with this cloud over his head.


It is extremely worrisome that many of the court’s internal battles are now being fought in the harsh glare of media publicity. Consider the following events since 2017.

In early 2017, a suicide note penned by former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, was widely in circulation, embarrassing the highest court. Among other things, the note talked about the bribes being paid or sought by various judges, including the then Chief Justice J S Khehar.

In January 2018, four judges of the Supreme Court, including the current Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, addressed a press conference claiming that the then CJI, Dipak Misra, was setting up benches arbitrarily. Among other things, they seemed to want a probe into the death of Judge B H Loya, who was hearing a case against Amit Shah. The Chief Justice had taken the case away from Justice J Chelameswar’s court, and assigned it to another bench. But after the new CJI Gogoi took over, no significant change has been made in how cases are allotted. It is the CJI who remains master of the roster. The presser made no difference to how the court conducts itself. So was the presser just much ado about nothing?

In April last year, a bench headed by CJI Misra, but with the judgement written by Justice Chandrachud, rubbished the demand for a probe into Judge Loya’s death. The demand for the probe was clearly political since it involved Amit Shah’s case, but as soon as the Loya judgment came, the Congress party moved a motion of impeachment against the CJI – which failed as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Venkaiah Naidu, rejected the motion of impeachment as wanting in substance. The impeachment case had political intent written all over it.

In an interview after retiring last June, Justice Chelameswar confessed that judges can be politically influenced, and talked darkly about Rs 1 crore lawyers.

Last November, when the current CJI took over, he immediately postponed hearings in the Ram temple title dispute, even though the previous CJI had promised speedy hearings. And the new bench, which includes Justice Bobde, has sent the case for a potential out-of-court resolution. If no deal is announced, the case will resume in the Supreme Court, nine years after an appeal was first made against an Allahabad High Court judgement of 2010. It seems obvious that the court did not want to start hearings when a high-decibel election process was on.

Last month, when a former employee made allegations of sexual harassment against CJI Ranjan Gogoi, he alleged a conspiracy to defang the judiciary. The Bobde panel has taken note of his allegation and directed a probe into this possibility. Is it any job of the court to direct investigations without reference to the executive?

Last week, another petition, by Harsh Mander, asked the CJI to recuse himself from a case involving the treatment of illegal immigrants in Assam and their detention. He was removed as petitioner for questioning the CJI’s integrity in dealing with this sensitive issue.


And now we have a sitting judge, and future CJI, making his views on how the sexual harassment case against the CJI should be handled by a judge who will succeed Ranjan Gogoi as CJI.

Do these instances indicate a higher judiciary that is confident in its own credibility and fearlessly administering justice to one and all?

You be the judge.

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Arnab Goswami buys back Asianet shares, transforms Republic Network with a landmark valuation of Rs 1,200 crores in just 2 years


MAY 6, 2019

As the Republic TV is on the verge of completing its 2 years, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami has bought the minority shares held by Asianet Media Network and transformed Republic TV to Republic Media Network. The company has achieved a major landmark as its valuation has crossed Rs 1,200 crores in just two years, said a report commissioned by the company.

As per news reports, Republic Media Network is all set to become a completely Editor controlled organisation as Arnab Goswami agrees to buy back shares from investors like Asianet News Media. Recently, the company had also launched its Hindi news channel Republic Bharat. Asianet is said to have made strong returns on their investments made in the company.

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Post by tajmahal321 » Tue May 07, 2019 12:37 am

From april first week, panel discussion where Today's chanaky a CEO give his prediction of LS results. the number is not valid anymore but check out the first few minutes of the video for his thoughts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94S9yoESofg

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Post by chetak » Tue May 07, 2019 11:11 am

look at the range of dramatis personae and some eminence grises who for years have been operating in the shadows of govt policy making and constitutional amendments now arrayed against the CJI.

Naxal sympathisers, ultra-left wing activists and Congress beneficiaries among ’eminent’ people seeking inquiry against CJI

A group of ’eminent’ activists and writers has issued a joint statement on Monday seeking an “an independent and credible inquiry” to look into allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.

According leftist propaganda portal, the group of 33 ’eminent’ activists has issued a statement calling upon all the judges of the Supreme Court to set up an “independent and credible inquiry committee” comprising of senior retired judges and eminent members of civil society, headed by a woman, to inquire the complaint made by a former employee of the Supreme Court.

“This is a moment of grave crisis for the judiciary. If the court is unable to credibly deal with this challenge, public confidence in the judiciary will be severely eroded,” the statement reads.

The group has also asked Chief Justice Gogoi to refrain from exercising any administrative powers during the course of the inquiry since many of the witnesses named by the woman are officials of the court registry.

In a shocking development, a female former staffer of the Supreme Court of India had levelled serious allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi. The alleged victim has written to 22 judges of the SC, alleging that CJI Gogoi had made sexual advances on her at his residential office on October 10 and 11.

The woman has mentioned that after she had refused to be part of CJI’s sexual advancements, she was moved out of his residential office and then after two months, was dismissed from her job. The woman had further alleged that the harassment did not stop even after her dismissal on December 21, 2018.

The CJI had responded with a startling revelation that this sexual harassment allegation was part of a larger plot and that it was a pressure tactic to ensure he doesn’t hear important cases that were coming up. One of those cases was the contempt hearing against Rahul Gandhi.

Interestingly, the group of 33 eminent writers and activists, includes a large number of controversial ultra left-wing activists, Naxal sympathisers, UPA era beneficiaries and members of Congress ecosystem. The list includes Arundhati Roy, Aruna Roy, Yogendra Yadav, Harsh Mander, Amnesty India Executive Director Aakar Patel and other controversial activists.

Here, we shall look into the background of some of these people part of the ’eminent’ group which has now asked for a probe against the sitting Chief Justice of the country.

Arundhati Roy
Ultra-left activist and controversial ‘fiction’ writer Arundhati Roy, who believes that Rafale is an aircraft carrier, is a known rabble-rouser who often openly instigates anti-India propaganda through her separatist tendencies.

Arundhati Roy had once opined that Maoists who are responsible for the deaths of so many civilians and soldiers are ‘Gandhians with Guns’.

Arundhati Roy had shockingly said that Kashmir was never an integral part of India and claimed that India had become a colonizing power as soon as it won its independence from the British. “Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this.”

While speaking at an event at Northwestern Law School in Chicago in 2013, Roy, who often spews venom with her Hinduphobic comments had described the event of Godhra train burning case as, “A train full of pilgrims coming back from the destruction of this Ayodhya mosque which was disputed. The train caught fire; nobody knows who set fire to the train and 57 pilgrims were burnt…”. The demolition of the Babri Masjid and the Godhra massacre happened 10 years apart.

Arundhati Roy, who regularly lies profusely, funds a self-proclaimed ‘fact checking’ website that also lies profusely.

Harsh Mander
Harsh Mander is another UPA era beneficiary, who was the director of the Center for Equity Studies. Mander was earlier appointed a member of Sonia Gandhi’s National Advisory Committee. He has advocated for evangelical conversion in the past and ridiculed laws that prevent conversion. Mander is also a known Ishrat apologist, the female LeT operative who was killed in an encounter along with three others by Crime Branch Officials in Gujarat.

In his article on the political marginalization of Muslims which was shared by current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, Mander had written, “Muslims are today’s castaways, political orphans with no home, for virtually every political party. This despite India being home to a tenth of the world’s Muslims, around 180 million people, making it the largest Muslim country after Indonesia and Pakistan. There has never been a harder time to be a Muslim in India, not since the stormy months that followed India’s Partition.”

Harsh Mander was also part of the team which was hell-bent on implementing the Communal Violence Bill, officially referred to as the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011. The contentious bill would have proved to be one of the most disastrous laws if it were to be passed to be an act as it was anti-majority and presumed that the majority community is always to blame for the communal violence.

Yogendra Yadav
An intellectual, psephologist, politician, activist and what not. These are the ‘characters’ that Yogendra Yadav usually portrays in his public life. However, Yadav is a known left-wing ideologue who is known for opposing and discrediting against the BJP, particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yogendra Yadav was once part of the troika with Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal before Arvind Kejriwal kicked him out of the Aam Aadmi Party. Yogendra Yadav is also known for propagating lies about RSS and distorting history pertaining to India’s freedom movement of India.

Aakar Patel
Aakar Patel, an alleged ‘Human rights activist’ associated with Amnesty International India, is known for making bigoted casteist remarks. Aakar Patel, a writer who is famous for making casteist comments and stereotyping people based on their ethnic backgrounds had written an article linking one of the comments of Giriraj Singh to extremism and terrorism by Hindus.

Interestingly, Aakar Patel is also allegedly close to fugitive criminal Vijay Mallya. Aakar Patel’s wife Tushita Aakar Patel supposedly used to work as Mallya’s political secretary. Amnesty International India under Aakar Patel was also raided by Enforcement Directorate for violation of FDI guidelines under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and FCRA rules.

Shabnam Hashmi:
Shabnam Hashmi is one of the founders of the NGO ANHAD whose FCRA registration was cancelled in 2016 by the NDA government due to “undesirable” activities against the public interest. As per DeshGujarat, ANHAD was majorly a Church funded organization.

Shabnam Hashmi was also part of the group entrusted by Sonia Gandhi’s NAC to draft the contentious Communal Violence Bill. It was alleged that Shabnam Hashmi belonged to an NGO that received foreign funding from abroad, which was also charged with the responsibility of drafting the extremely controversial Communal Violence Bill.

The group is not just limited to these ’eminent’ activists. The groups also involve other left-wing ‘obstructionist’ activists like Medha Patkar, Aruna Roy who have been part of legal activism throughout and acted as a stumbling block to the development initiatives of the country. Aruna Roy, who is also known to be a vocal supporter of ‘Urban Naxals’ was also part of the Sonia Gandhi’s unconstitutional National Advisory Committee.

The other members of the ’eminent’ group are unsurprisingly left leaning and some of them had even supported the accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence. The other members are – Kamla Bhasin, Bezwada Wilson, Kalpana Kannabiran, Syeda Hameed, P Sainath, Kavita Kuruganti, Dipa Sinha, Annie Raja, Anjali Bhardwaj, Nikhil Dey, Prabhat Patnaik, Kamal Jaswal, Amitabh Behar, Paul Divakar, Maj Gen SG Vombatkere, Kavita Srivastava, Arundhati Dhuru, Vipul Mudgal, Amrita Johri, Meera Sanghamitra, Abha Bhaiya, Himshi Singh, Basant Hetamsaria, Suhas Kolhekar, Annie Namala, Uma.

The above group of ’eminent’ people actually mirror the same set of people who often take sides to bully and intimidate individuals who are not ideologically inclined to their views. Recently, similar propaganda was hatched with several actors, writers with questionable integrity came together to urge voters to oust Narendra Modi from power.

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Leftists, Foreign Funded NGOs and the Rafale link: Women ‘activists’ protest against clean chit to CJI Gogoi in sexual harassment case

Leftists, Foreign Funded NGOs and the Rafale link: Women ‘activists’ protest against clean chit to CJI Gogoi in sexual harassment case


Donors to the HRLN include Misereor which is partners with Sherpa, the same NGO that filed a plea against the Rafale deal in France. Sherpa is also partners with George Soros' Open Society Institute.


Annie Raja, General Secretary of National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), told India Today TV that the protest was being held to question the method adopted by the in-house investigation panel which gave a clean chit to Ranjan Gogoi. The NFIW is a far-left organization that considers Islamic Terrorism in Kashmir to be ‘indigenous uprising’.

The protest was also attended by other Left organizations. All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), an ‘independent’ Leftist organization with Brinda Karat as one of its patrons, too, joined the protest. The members of the New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) also joined the protest.

Kalpana Vishwanath, the founder of the Safetipin app which is partners with organizations such as Ford Foundation and UK Aid among others, too joined the protest and talked about the apparent lapses in due process.

Apart from such far-left organizations, the protest was also attended by campaigns with extensive links to foreign-funded NGOs. Members of the Right to Food Campaign (RFC) joined the protest. RFC is an “informal network” of organizations that have been campaigning extensively against Akshaya Patra, the ISKCON affiliated entity that provides midday meals to children. One of the activists associated with it considers Brahmins to be obstructions to India’s development.

The RFC has PUCL, an organization with extensive links to ‘Urban Naxals’, in its steering committee. It also has the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), a foreign-funded NGO that has been interfering in various matters related to the internal security of the country, in its steering committee. Donors to the HRLN include Misereor which is partners with Sherpa, the same NGO that filed a plea against the Rafale deal in France. Sherpa is also partners with George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

CJI Gogoi had claimed that the allegations against him were a plot to dissuade him from hearing important cases. He is currently hearing review petitions in the Rafale matter and a contempt plea against Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Considering the entities which are protesting against the clean chit given to him, the plot has certainly thickened.

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Post by chetak » Tue May 07, 2019 11:19 am

this is maybe what you get for needlessly poking the bear



SC shatters 21 opposition parties’ EVM fear mongering in less than a minute, dismisses petition for 50% VVPAT verification

The proceedings lasted for less than a minute, according to reports


The opposition parties and the Rahul Gandhi led Congress, in particular, have been fear-mongering regarding Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) regularly. Interestingly, the Congress believes that wherever they lose the EVMs have been tampered with and when they win, like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the EVMs worked perfectly. The fear-mongering suffered a huge blow today when the Supreme Court (SC) refused the opposition party’s plea to order 50% VVPAT verification of voting.

The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the review petition filed by 21 opposition parties combined for the review of its decision in case of verification of voting by VVPAT. The opposition parties wanted 50% VVPAT verification in these Lok Sabha Elections.

CJI Gogoi said they were not inclined to review their decision while dismissing the plea by opposition parties.

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Supreme Court ‘perplexed’ after Rahul Gandhi’s contempt case hearing gets mysteriously delayed

Supreme Court ‘perplexed’ after Rahul Gandhi’s contempt case hearing gets mysteriously delayed


On April 30, a Bench led by the CJI himself had dictated in open court that the Rafale review and the criminal contempt case against the Congress President would come up for hearing together on Monday, the 6th of May.

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The Supreme Court, on Monday, was perplexed that a contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi was separated from a bunch of review petitions when the Court had earlier decreed that both should be heard together, on May 6. Bewilderingly, the contempt plea against the Congress President was not listed and it will be now heard on the 10th of May.

“We are little perplexed that the two cases are listed on two different dates when the order was that these matters will be heard together,” the bench, headed by CJI Gogoi and comprising of Justice S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph, reportedly said.


On April 30, a Bench led by the CJI himself had dictated in open court that the Rafale review and the criminal contempt case against the Congress President would come up for hearing together on Monday, the 6th of May.

The mysterious change of dates is sure to raise some suspicions as both matters have major political implications for the Congress party.

CJI Gogoi also expressed his surprise at the mysterious change of date. “I remember clearly dictating in court that the Rahul Gandhi contempt case would come up for analogous hearing on May 6 along with the Rafale case. How did this happen? How has it happened that the order copy says May 10”, the CJI reportedly asked.

The court, however, shifted the hearing of the Rafale review petitions to May 10. The three-judge bench of Justices SK Kaul, KM Joseph and the CJI, stated that the Rafale reviews petitions too will be heard along with the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi on May 10.

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Post by tajmahal321 » Tue May 07, 2019 2:13 pm

I don't agree with EVM hacking claims and I believe VVPAT was another unnecessary huge waste of money. But now that EC went ahead with VVPAT, they could have designed a VVPAT slip counting machine for very fast counting of those slips (1000s/minute) when required for cross verification. EC should have outsourced this development to outside vendors who have years of expertise building counting machines like note counting machines.

Example video below link
https://youtu.be/GB5KwntTDC8


https://www.vacuumatic.com/video/

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Post by SSundar » Tue May 07, 2019 2:17 pm

tajmahal321 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 2:13 pm
But now that EC went ahead with VVPAT, they could have designed a VVPAT slip counting machine for very fast counting of those slips (1000s/minute) when required for cross verification. EC should have outsourced this development to outside vendors who have years of expertise building counting machines like note counting machines.
Never underestimate the viciousness and selectivity of the ecosystem. In case of complaint about EVM that leads to a VVPAT count, the VVPAT counting machine can also be accused of having been hacked to send more votes to the BJP.

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Post by tajmahal321 » Tue May 07, 2019 2:29 pm

All these politicians should start complaining about the currency counting machines they use at their homes/bank to count their bribes :-)

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Twist in the tale: Now 121 DU professors write letter extending their support to PM Modi over his remarks on Rajiv Gandhi

Twist in the tale: Now 121 DU professors write letter extending their support to PM Modi over his remarks on Rajiv Gandhi


MAY 7, 2019

Earlier in the day, Sam Pitroda, Congress leader, had shared a letter by DU professors where they had condemned PM Modi's remarks on Rajiv Gandhi. However, later on, some of the teachers had denied signing any such letter.

Hours after Congress put up a letter where over 200 Delhi University (DU) Professors had allegedly condemned PM Modi’s ‘Bhrashtachari no 1’ comment against Bofors scam accused Rajiv Gandhi, another list has come out where the DU professors have backed PM Modi’s statement.


According to Republic TV, as many as 121 DU professors have signed a letter condemning Congress for addressing PM Modi in the foulest language on a daily basis.


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In the letter, the professors express their concern over the ‘anti-historical’ narrative Congress is trying to set that Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure cannot be critically analysed. They condemn how certain DU professors don’t want anyone to point fingers at Rajiv Gandhi while referring to the incumbent PM in a foul language.

The professors mention that the fact that Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira and his grandson Rajiv, are not beyond critique just because they were awarded Bharat Ratna. Especially about his role in the Bofors scam and 1984 anti-Sikh riots. They further add that they fully support Narendra Modi in bringing to fore the corruption cases during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure.

The scathing letter further reads, “‘Bofors deal’ became a symbol of official corruption; it initiated a trend which had consistently been followed by Congress-led governments. Scandals like 2G, Coalgate, CWG, and now Scorpene Submarine scandal directly involving Rahul Gandhi are all the natural corollaries of Bofors tradition. The subsequent remote controlled Manmohan Singh UPA government even defroze the accounts of Gandhi’s family friend swindler Ottavio Quattrocchi.”

The letter further states Rajiv Gandhi’s public address where he justified the 1984 riots by saying that when a big tree falls, the earth shakes and condemns the officially sponsored pogrom.

The DU professors then point out Rajiv Gandhi’s alleged involvement in the escape of Warren Anderson, Union Carbide chief, right after the Bhopal gas tragedy. “Rajiv Gandhi as PM was responsible for letting Warren Anderson Chairman of Union Carbide escape justice in the Bhopal Tragedy episode. His company was responsible for the death of thousands of poor Bhopal residents- most died instantaneously and thousands later owing cancer and other diseases caused by poisonous gas leaks.”

The letter then puts out pointed questions to Congress.

Rajiv Gandhi’s role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Rajiv Gandhi’s role in the escape of Quattrocchi from Bofors investigation and why was the case against him diluted.
Why was Warren Anderson allowed to escape through a special plane.
The letter is signed by Delhi University professors.

Earlier in the day, Sam Pitroda, Congress leader, had shared a letter by DU professors where they had condemned PM Modi’s remarks on Rajiv Gandhi. However, later on, some of the teachers had denied signing any such letter.

Since the election campaign gained momentum, letters are emerging from various quarters where self-proclaimed intellectuals, film artists, army veterans are reportedly urging the voters not to vote for Prime Minister Modi. However, in such letters too, signatories have later claimed that they were not aware of such letters and had simply denied signing such letters.

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Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Post by SSundar » Tue May 07, 2019 4:16 pm

chetak wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Twist in the tale: Now 121 DU professors write letter extending their support to PM Modi over his remarks on Rajiv Gandhi
Well, hopefully Delhi University has at least 321 professors :roll: :roll: :roll: .

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Post by KarthikSan » Wed May 08, 2019 12:44 am

Satta Bazaar predicting setback for NDA and major gains for mahathugbandhan. Doesn't sound very good.

https://www.news18.com/news/politics/sa ... 32129.html

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Post by tajmahal321 » Wed May 08, 2019 1:40 am

Ignore satta markets. These underground betting markets are not predictor of anything.
Most of the pollsters in twitter and even left leaning journalist are now saying that BJP is not doing bad in UP. Most optimistic of them are projecting around 60 and most conservative estimates are above 50. Similarly in WB , BJP is expected to do good and get 12-15 seats. WB and Odissa gains will neutralize some marginal losses elsewhere from their 2014 numbers. So my conclusion is that BJP baseline is around 260 and will hit 270+ if it gets even better results in UP and WB. Baseline estimate for NDA will be around 300 and will hit 320 for the latter scenario.

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Post by KarthikSan » Wed May 08, 2019 4:55 am

I certainly hope so and pray that BJP gets full majority on it's own. Even if NDA gets majority with BJP below the 272 mark it will be a dicey situation with the likes of SS and others waiting for their chance to take their pound of flesh.

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Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Post by shravanp » Wed May 08, 2019 12:25 pm

What exactly are 'satta' bazaars? I understand people betting on sports but never understood people betting on who will win LS polls.

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