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Chandrababu Naidu Led Andhra Government’s Overall Performance Was ‘Poor, Underwhelming’: ADR Report






Apr 02 2019,


Chandrababu Naidu Led Andhra Government’s Overall Performance Was ‘Poor, Underwhelming’: ADR Report

In a major setback to Telugu Desam Party government (TDP), a report by ADR revealed that Andhra Pradesh state government scored below average in its performance, media outlets have claimed.

The survey reports that the government has neglected voter priorities and failed in providing employment, drinking water and farm infrastructure in both rural and urban areas.

On a scale of 5 in performance, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an election watchdog rated rural AP at 2.13 on the availability of water for agriculture, 1.99 on farm subsidy, 2.19 on power for the farm sector, 2.08 in providing employment opportunities and 2.12 in supplying drinking water.

The survey conducted between October 2018 and December 2018, also showed that better employment, drinking water and pollution are a top priority for Urban Voters also.

The Andhra government fared below average in urban areas in giving better employment opportunities (2.13), drinking water (1.91), water and air pollution (2.19), noise pollution (1.96) and traffic congestion (1.98).

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Post by chetak » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:13 pm

2019 General Elections: The Fight for number 2



2019 General Elections: The Fight for number 2

Congress is not trying to win 2019 General Elections! It’s trying hard not to finish a distant 3rd behind Third Front! And hence it is targeting a specific niche Hindu vote along with Muslim and backward caste votes.

'Ajay.Sudame@ifrc.in' Ajay Sudame
02-04-2019

Are you perplexed by the fact that Congress is not in alliance in UP? Or that they will be fighting against TMC in Bengal? Or why it allows people like BK Hariprasad who claim that Pulwama attack was ‘Match Fixing’ between Modi and Pakistan? Or why someone like Divya Spandana is running party’s SM campaign? There is a reason to it.

Congress is not trying to win 2019 General Elections! It’s trying hard not to finish a distant 3rd behind Third Front! And hence it is targeting a specific niche Hindu vote along with Muslim and backward caste votes. Congress dreads the situation where it ends way behind a post-poll coalition of non-NDA regional parties (SP, BSP, TMC, TDP, AAP, etc). In other words, if BJP falls short of the halfway mark, Congress does not want to be caught in a situation where there is no option but to support a PM from ‘Third Front’. Instead of this it will prefer a BJP government!

Now the question is why will the Grand old party (GOP) allow BJP to walk over? Well, because it fears that in going for top spot their lies a huge risk of ending with too few seats. In cricketing parlance, it’s something like on a seaming wicket, a team targeting 300 in 50 overs, ends up scoring 175. Continuing with cricket analogy, Congress knows it’s not playing on Ferozshah Kotla against an Indian Attack of 80s or 90s but rather the current India bowling on Perth or MCG. And if that happens it will be left with no option but to support Mayawati or Mamata. (Remember Deve Gowda, Inder Kumar Gujral and Chandrashekhar Govts?).

To understand why Congress is fearful of the Third Front let us cut back to 1980s. In 1987, it was VP Singh, who when made Defence Minister started investigating Defence Deals, which brought the Bofors scandal out, leading to his expulsion. Post which, he went on to form Janata Dal, defeated Rajiv Gandhi and led a Government himself in December 1989. Till this time, barring the exception of 1977, Congress never clocked less than 40% vote and 200 seats. In 1989 elections it got 197 seats with a vote share of 39.53 %. Since then, it has been not able to reverse the slide. In seven elections in last 30 years, Congress won more than 200 seats only twice. And had been in opposition for 13 years. Quite a dismal record for a party which ruled India 36 years out of 39 till then.

But when Congress was in opposition, it was BJP which was ruling. Then why am I saying that it’s the Third Front which is Congress’ nemesis? Please appreciate the fact that, in Indian political scenario, BJP is the ideological opposite of Congress. And with burgeoning middle class support, its rise was just a question of time. But Third front parties are on the same side of ideological divide with Congress. Which means they are largely catering to the same market. Yet over the years, steadily they have grown at the cost of the Congress. With the rise of Mulayam, Mayawati and Lalu, Congress lost its vote bank of Muslims, Yadavs, and Dalits (MYD) in Hindi mainland and lost the game. Hence the fear.

Now if you look at the Congress attitude towards alliance building, from this viewpoint you will understand the reluctance. It wants to be to MYD voters what BJP was to upper caste Hindus when it was in opposition. Instead, this vote is split among itself and one, or in some states two regional players. In many states some of these voters are even voting BJP. So to protect and win back some of its lost vote, what can Congress do? It thinks Modi and the Hindutvawadis (also known as Bhakts) are the lot which have redefined the strategy of catering to Hindu RW votes. There was a time when Congress with its soft Hindu play was known as “Brahmano ki Party” (Party of Brahmins) in Hindi belt and used to get chunk of upper caste votes. Modi and Bhakts relentlessly raising the bar, had made it almost impossible for Congress to match BJP, when it comes to playing to Hindu sentiments. For the fear that it may further alienate its MYD vote bank.

For best part of first 50 years, since independence, Hindu middle class used to largely vote for Congress, which made it such a formidable force. But BJP and erstwhile Jan Sangh, worked with RSS and persisted with ‘Hindu Party’ image for decades together. And when it felt it had enough wind in its sail it launched Ramjanmabhumi movement. Coupling strident Hindutva with aggressive nationalism has helped BJP take away that Hindu vote from Congress. On other hand though Congress used to soft peddle Hindu issues and was seen as cynically opportunistic, leading to flight of conservative Hindus on one hand and MYD votes on other.

Realistically speaking, with BJP refusing to take the foot off the Hindutva peddle, Congress has no hopes of winning conservative Hindu votes back for a long time. But it fancies itself winning the MYD votes back as there is no competition at national level. Hence to please this typical anti-Hindutvawadi voters, it attacks Modi, aggressive nationalism, Indian Army and anything which will support Hindu revival.

So when Mani Shankar Aiyar derides Chaiwala, he wants Congress’ ‘That’ vote bank to see their commitment to the cause. The cause of keeping Hindu revival in check. Ditto when Shashi Throor says BJP is turning our country into Hindu Pakistan. Or CP Joshi blabbers that only Brahmins are entitled to discuss dos and don’ts in Hinduism. Or when Rahul Gandhi asks proof of Balakot strike. Or when Pawan Khera equates MODI to, Masood, Obama, Dawood and ISI.

Most of the people think (or posit) that Congress is being foolish and these utterances are blunders. This is not true. These are strategic abuses meant to appeal a specific cohort of voters. The dynasty knows two critical things. First just like 2014, Modi has taken a massive lead, again. Second forming alliance with Third Front parties is benefitting them more than Congress. Hence it is only going into tie-ups where it was completely vanquished in 2014 (Bihar and Telengana). Which means compared to last time, the only way is up.

The dynasty is just preserving itself for 2024. It’s hoping that by that time, the MVD vote may out of fatigue or just because of lack of national alternative, perform a ‘Gharwapsi’.

To reiterate the big point at the end, Congress is not winning 2019 elections. Rahul Gandhi and his handlers know this. It is important that, the voters who were going to vote for Congress in hope of seeing Modi’s back should also know it.

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

Post by JohnTitor » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:38 pm

JohnTitor wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:46 am
hanumadu wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:43 am
.... India seems to have moved on from the large rallies, the money and bottle that parties give now is not enough compensation for the wages they will be missing and the discomfiture they will have to endure and DeMo along with other measures has made cash less available.
I'm not sure where you live, but that statement is completely untrue. Votes can be bought by paying voters as little as 2000. Parties bus people to rallies, and pretty them with money, good and drink.

Cash is as freely available now as it was pre-demonitisation.

While there is plenty of support for Modi, free money schemes like the one Rahul is promising are not going unheard by the lazy and parasites.
https://m.timesofindia.com/city/chennai ... 681707.cms

1 state 1 example. I believe only a few days ago there were raids in Gujarat and a few other states, such freebies were confiscated

India will never develop until people change.

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Post by SSundar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:10 pm

Triank wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:32 am
Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior and Spam From India and Pakistan

even i got whatsapp forwards about the same. but someone commented that both are unrelated.
I am not suggesting that the Paki sites and Congi sites are related. FB is merely saying that the methods look similar. But the fact that FB clubbed them together is significant and so is the explicit mention of INC IT Cell in an official newsroom release. Makes me think there is some invisible pressure on them to bring this out. The whip is being cracked.

But it also looks like they have done a monkey-balancing act by banning much bigger pro-BJP forces, albeit not directly traceable to BJP IT Cell. The pages belonging to Silver Touch seem to be pro-BJP and have much bigger following, in the millions. Be it so, if that company has been adopting similar methods to the Pakis and Congis, it isn't doing BJP any favors. Good riddance.

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Post by chetak » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:47 pm

HM militant involved in bid to repeat Pulwama-like attack arrested

JAMMU, Apr 1

Police today arrested Hizbul Mujahideen militant, who had attempt to repeat Pulwama like fidayeen attack on para-military CRPF convoy near Banihal on Saturday when he was trying to escape towards Kashmir in a tipper. He has confessed that he had been tasked to trigger the blast by ramming car into the convoy of security forces.

Addressing a press conference tonight, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh, accompanied by IGP Jammu MK Sinha and DIG Doda-Ramban Range, Bhim Sen Tooty, said security forces and police were maintaining high alert all along the National Highway after the failed attempt of the militants to repeat Pulwama like attack.

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The militant, he said, appeared on the National Highway near Banihal late last evening and took lift in a tipper on way to Kashmir. However, alert naka parties apprehended him after spotting burn marks over his body as there had been reports that the militant had sustained minor burn injuries in the blast before fleeing from the spot.

Lauding police parties, Dilbag said it was great success for the police that the militant was arrested within 36 hours of the incident.

The police chief identified the militant as Owais Amin son of Mohammad Amin Rather, a resident of Vehil, Chatta Waran in Shopian district of South Kashmir.

Dilbag confirmed that it was a fidayeen attack on the para-military convoy.

He said a total of two blasts were planned in the car. When the first blast took place, the militant sustained minor injuries and ran away.

Dilbag Singh said first blast was minor and the second didn’t occur as the LPG cylinders, IED didn’t explode. He added that a Study Group has been constituted to submit report including steps required to strengthen mechanism to avert such incidents.

The militant told reporters that he had been assigned the task of pressing button near convoy of security forces. Asked whether he pressed the button by sitting inside the car, he replied in positive.

He had sustained minor injuries in the blast.

The DGP said further investigations in the case were on.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case under Sections 307/120-B, 121, 121-A, 124-A-RPC, 4/5 Explosive Substances Act and 16/18/20 UAPA at Banihal police station against the militant.

Police said the car contained explosive and inflammable substances including more than 50 gelatin sticks (Super power 90), urea, sulphur, ammonium nitrate, two bottles petrol, two LPG cylinders and one live fabricated IED in a tiffin carrier.

Meanwhile, police sources said, sustained interrogation of the militant was on to get details about his handler and other clues.

It may be mentioned here that the militant had tried to blast the car close to the CRPF convoy near Banihal in Ramban district on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. The car caught fire and was gutted but there was narrow escape of the CRPF jawans, travelling in a convoy of 33 vehicles.

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Post by Triank » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:20 pm

SSundar wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Triank wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:32 am
Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior and Spam From India and Pakistan

even i got whatsapp forwards about the same. but someone commented that both are unrelated.
But it also looks like they have done a monkey-balancing act by banning much bigger pro-BJP forces, albeit not directly traceable to BJP IT Cell. The pages belonging to Silver Touch seem to be pro-BJP and have much bigger following, in the millions. Be it so, if that company has been adopting similar methods to the Pakis and Congis, it isn't doing BJP any favors. Good riddance.
didnt know about silver touch until i checked now. do you know a few other pro-BJP pages which got banned, other than 'the India eye'?

while browsing opIndia right now, came across this...MyNation's page also got banned :facepalm:

https://www.opindia.com/2019/04/actress ... l-content/
Suzanne Bernert, the actress who played the role of Sonia Gandhi in the film The Accidental Prime Minister, today has revealed that Facebook had ‘checked’ her Facebook account for ‘political content’.


Abhijit Majumder

@abhijitmajumder
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More than 24 hours that @facebook has taken down @MyNation verified page with 1 million+ followers. No alert prior to the action and no explanation thereafter. FB officials have only told us it’d be resolved soon.
The timing — peak election season — is interesting. And worrisome.


Suzanne Bernert

@suzannebernert
My Account was checked for Political Content .. as I portrayed Sonia Gandhi in TAPM ... Someone actually came to meet and verify my Address and all.. I kept on writing and telling that I am only an Actress .. weird things do happen ... Let's hope it gets resolved soon

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Post by Triank » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 pm

Aditya_V wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:58 am
Guys have you seen the INC manifesto

1) Economy will be ruined with hyperinflation
2) Armed Forces personal will be behind bars.

It is a drem of Leftist BIF cabal- Pakistan -China must be loving it.
yes...

https://www.opindia.com/2019/04/congres ... -violence/
The Congress party, with much fanfare released its election manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019. Among several lacklustre promises like NYAY, which in itself is questionable and would end up crippling the economy, Rahul Gandhi’s vision with respect to Jammu and Kashmir is perhaps most unsettling considering they have decided to toe to separatist line to a large extent.

Following is a portion of the manifesto that talks about their Kashmir vision.
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if you remember, some weeks back, congrass's J&K unit chief had said that if congoons come to power in J&K, jihadis in jails will be let free, they & their families will be compensated with crores of rupees, BJP leaders will be tried & hanged. this worm was earlier in NC.

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Post by Triank » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:26 pm

@SSundar ji....just recently dhruv rathee's page was also banned, but then quickly unbanned too...

also:

https://www.opindia.com/2019/04/neutral ... -kejriwal/

(dhruv rathee got a video deleted from youtube.....check the link for the matter & video)

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Post by Aditya_V » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:24 am

https://www.freepressjournal.in/enterta ... an/1495320
I will be much happier in Pakistan, I like the food too’, says Alia Bhatt’s mom Soni Razdan
Like ISIS Shamina Begum why dont these INC- CPI folks all go to Pakistan.

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Post by chetak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:47 am

Aditya_V wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:24 am
https://www.freepressjournal.in/enterta ... an/1495320
I will be much happier in Pakistan, I like the food too’, says Alia Bhatt’s mom Soni Razdan
Like ISIS Shamina Begum why don't these INC- CPI folks all go to Pakistan.
she holds a britshit passport and her "husband" is mahesh bhatt and she is an ersatz cashmeri to boot.

alia bhatt is a britshit passport holder as well.

you can bet that they count themselves as "minority" though, with their passports, it will just not wash.

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Post by chetak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:33 am

getting false documents for foreigners seems to be institutionalized in mamta begum's bengal.


MHA issues notice to Mamata Banerjee’s nephew’s wife for ‘false representation’ and not revealing her Thai citizenship


MHA issues notice to Mamata Banerjee’s nephew’s wife for ‘false representation’ and not revealing her Thai citizenship

As per reports, Abhishek Banerjee's lawyer, Sanjay Basu at first said that they will respond within the stipulated time, but minutes later denied confirming the receipt of the letter claiming he had not seen the show cause notice.

OPINDIA STAFF
APRIL 3, 2019

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a show cause notice to TMC MP and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s wife, Rujira Naroola, for obtaining the OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and PAN (Permanent Account Number) by allegedly making false representation and concealing her Thai citizenship.

As per the reports, in the notice, the MHA has mentioned that on November 14, 2009, Rujira Naroola applied for a PAN by filing the form 49A without disclosing that her status as a Thai national holding the OCI card. Naroola would have to file form 49AA and obtain the PAN by declaring she is a foreigner holding the OCI card. Instead, she obtained one as an Indian national. Thus, owing to the discrepancies, Naroola’s OCI card is liable to be cancelled in the interest of general public.

The MHA notice also sought a reply within 15 days, failing which an ‘appropriate decision’ will be taken on the basis of the merit available on record with the central government.

As per DNA, Abhishek Banerjee’s lawyer, Sanjay Basu at first said that they will respond within the stipulated time, but minutes later denied confirming the receipt of the letter claiming he had not seen the show cause notice.

Last week we had reported how the West Bengal Police had reportedly shielded Abhishek Banerjee’s wife as she was caught with 2 kg gold at Kolkata airport.

As per the report, the lady flew in on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok and while passing through normal screening, was found carrying two kilos of gold.

When customs officials questioned her about the gold, which was approximately valued at Rs 68 lakh, she reportedly called up her husband Abhishek Banerjee, who is Lok Sabha MP from Diamond Harbour. Soon, several senior Kolkata Police officers reached the airport and tried to allegedly whisk her away.



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Post by chetak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:08 am

While some lying presstitutes have major issues with movies like The Tashkent Files directed by Vivek Agnihotri and Anupam Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister, being released before the 2019 elections, there is not a single mention against the similarly timed release of the roler propaganda movie on graham staines, The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story, about the hardcore australian ej who illegally converted poor Hindu's in India as a matter of divine right.

It's the same old eternal sauce and the goose & gander story.

TUM KARO TOH CHAMATKAR, HUM KARE TOH BALATKAR!!

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Post by Triank » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 am

chetak wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:08 am
While some lying presstitutes have major issues with movies like The Tashkent Files directed by Vivek Agnihotri and Anupam Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister, being released before the 2019 elections, there is not a single mention against the similarly timed release of the roler propaganda movie on graham staines, The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story, about the hardcore australian ej who illegally converted poor Hindu's in India as a matter of divine right.

It's the same old eternal sauce and the goose & gander story.

TUM KARO TOH CHAMATKAR, HUM KARE TOH BALATKAR!!
congoons are understandably getting bouts of bawaseer over tashkent files n Modi biopic, but these same deadloads-on-earth had rallied for the easy release of udta punjab just prior punjab assy elex.

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Post by Kumar » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:41 pm

free cooking gas doesn't look like helping BJP with housewives who were the biggest gainers of it
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The maximum faith on the BJP was posed by the unemployed as 42.1 per cent of the jobless said that the party can best manage or handle any particular issue.

The party got the least approval -- 22.4 per cent -- from housewives. Though only 15.8 per cent of housewives preferred the Congress, the narrow between the BJP and Congress among housewives is the thinnest.

https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 206_1.html

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Explained: Why China is shielding the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Masood Azhar

Explained: Why China is shielding the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Masood Azhar

China has refused to lift its “technical hold” on a proposal to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist under UNSC Resolution 1267, which prescribes a sanctions regime against designated terrorists and terrorist groups.

Apurva | New Delhi |
March 14, 2019


Explained: Why China is shielding the Jaish-e-Mohammad

India’s proposal, put forward in February 2016 after the Pathankot attack, to designate Azhar as a global terrorist under the 1267 regime has been blocked four times by China, most recently in January 2017.

Soon after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility. The terrorist organisation has carried out multiple attacks on India over the last nearly two decades, but its leader, Maulana Masood Azhar, eludes international sanctions.

The reason is China. Beijing has refused to lift its “technical hold” on a proposal to declare Azhar a global terrorist under UN Security Council Resolution 1267, which prescribes a sanctions regime against designated terrorists and terrorist groups. India’s proposal, put forward in February 2016 after the Pathankot attack, to designate Azhar as a global terrorist under the 1267 regime has been blocked four times by China, most recently in January 2017.

Why is China so keen to shield Azhar, blocking a global consensus at the behest of Pakistan? Its standard line is that it wants to “uphold the authority and validity of the 1267 Committee”. But its real reasons are far less lofty — and range from protecting its “all weather” ally in South Asia to its business interests in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and from making things difficult for its Asian rival India to making a point to western powers led by the United States.

Where does the CPEC come in?

This is the brightest jewel in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to connect Asia, Europe and Africa by building and upgrading road, rail, and sea infra on a massive scale. CPEC runs across the length of Pakistan, linking Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province to the Gwadar deep-sea port on the Arabian Sea near Pakistan’s border with Iran. Chinese firms have invested close to $40 billion in around 45 CPEC projects, about half of which are nearing completion. China is determined to protect this gigantic investment of money, personnel and time. Access to the sea through Gwadar will remove the need for it to take the long route west through the Straits of Malacca and around India, and dramatically increase its proximity to the oil shipping lanes through the Strait of Hormuz.

Good relations with Pakistan, and international protection for ISI proxies like Jaish provide China with insurance against terrorist attacks on CPEC infrastructure and the thousands of Chinese working on them. The project has been targeted by Baloch separatists as well as the Pakistani Taliban, who have claimed to be protesting China’s treatment of its Muslim Uyghur minority in eastern Xinjiang. Pakistan has attempted to reassure Beijing on the security of CPEC. In 2015, it established a 20,000-personnel Special Security Division drawn from the Army and paramilitary forces, and headed by a Major General-rank officer, exclusively to secure CPEC in addition to the local police.


EXPLAINED VIDEO https://youtu.be/ljOX9tiBtd4




But if security has been provided, why does China still not budge on Azhar?

China has had a tacit understanding with the Afghan Taliban from the days of their predecessors in the 1970s, said Prof Srikanth Kondapalli of the Centre for East Asian Studies at JNU’s School of International Studies. The Chinese military had trained the mujahideen against the Soviets, and China subsequently made a deal with the Taliban (many of whom, including Mullah Omar, were former mujahideen commanders) that “as long as they don’t support the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, they won’t harm them”. This deal, Prof Kondapalli said, is still on: “Don’t train the Uyghurs and we won’t interfere.”

Nearly 10 years ago, a top leader of the Islamist Uyghur East Turkestan Islamic Movement who was allegedly involved in a bombing in Xinjiang was tracked to Pakistan, which handed him over to Beijing. “Compare this with Pakistan’s response to India’s demands that it hand over terrorists wanted in India,” Prof Kondapalli said. “Broadly this is the situation.”

On Azhar, China insists there isn’t enough evidence to designate him a “global terrorist”, though the rest of the P5 believes otherwise. “China takes a different position because of the larger understanding it has with such organisations… as long as you don’t disturb me, we will not penalise you. If you are expanding your international base, it must not be at my expense. That’s China’s attitude,” he said.

Also, China enjoys overwhelming popularity on the street in Pakistan — surveys show 88% Pakistanis view China favourably, compared with only 33% Indians. It is not in Beijing’s interest to disappoint this constituency by giving in to India’s repeated demands to list Azhar. China, experts said, remains conscious that relations between Pakistan and the US had been strongly impacted by the killings, first by al-Qaeda of American-Israeli journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002 and then, by US special forces of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Does China’s stand have to do with India’s emergence as a competitor?

Yes. India is part of a short list of economic giants who have refused to participate in the BRI. New Delhi’s opposition stems from the CPEC, which runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. And since China views India as a competitor, Beijing looks to tie down New Delhi to South Asia using issues like Azhar. By supporting Pakistan on UNSC Resolution 1267 and blocking India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group by tying its bid to Pakistan’s, China seeks to needle and frustrate India. Such tactics are also intended to send out a message to the US, which seeks to build a relationship with India to contain China in the Indo-Pacific.

Has this always been China’s position?

Before Azhar, Beijing had blocked on three occasions India’s moves to designate Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist. But in 2008, as global outrage intensified in the aftermath of the 26/11 attacks, Beijing was forced to back international action against Saeed. But 26/11 was an extraordinary attack; it remains to be seen if India can drum up enough international support over Pulwama to push China on Azhar.

Is there a reason for Beijing to budge?

Not budging on Azhar will probably not directly affect China’s bilateral ties with India. But Beijing may have to contend with the abstract impact of a shift in public opinion. The gains from last year’s Wuhan Summit may dwindle if public opinion turns against China. “This time, it is not really defensible… they (Jaish) have said they were involved. China’s image will take a beating and the Indian public will have an increasingly negative view of China,” Prof Kondapalli said.

State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in India in December for the high-level people-to-people and cultural exchange mechanism. “They want to sell the China story and tap the Indian consumer market… this may boomerang. In diplomacy, this cannot be quantified, but it is very significant,” Prof Kondapalli said.

If India does want to raise the pitch against China, it could begin by taking a page from America’s playbook and initiate action against Chinese companies like Huawei. “It will not affect India-China ties, but the overall talk about China in India will reduce. With the negative public opinion, there may be restrictions on some companies, like what (US President) Trump did,” he said.

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Post by chetak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:07 pm

India needs to respond economically to this open assault on her sovereignty, in a way that the dense hans understand and feel pain.



China’s real intentions behind its ‘technical hold’ on Masood Azhar
China’s real intentions behind its ‘technical hold’ on Masood Azhar

AYJAZ WANI
FEB 21 2019


Masood Azhar-led Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is one of the many terror groups Beijing considers as important cogs for security and stability in its restive Xinjiang province.

Masood Azhar-led Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), responsible for the attack on the CRPF convoy on 14 February, is one of the many terror groups Beijing considers as important cogs for security and stability in its restive Xinjiang province. Masood Azhar is also Beijing’s go-to man to ensure security of its geostrategic investments under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China’s flagship project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Af-Pak region, one of the world’s most crowded terrorist landscapes.

Sadly, China’s self-appeasing approach towards their quixotic man has not changed after the recent suicide attack at Pulwama, in which over 40 CRPF personnel were martyred. Though the attacker was a local Kashmiri, his ideological indoctrination was done by the JeM chief and his cadres. China was virtually the last country to condemn the attack. Its official statement lacked any direct reference to either Azhar or his terror group. Genh Shaung, spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, simply mentioned that China has “noted the reports of suicide terrorist attack” and expressed “deep condolences and sympathy to the injured and bereaved families”. He reiterated China’s official stand on Masood Azhar being named as global terrorist by the UN Security Council: “as for the issue of listing, I could tell you that the 1267 Committee… has a clear stipulation on the listing and procedures of the terrorist organisations”.

The attitude of Beijing was further exposed when the state-run Global Times published a news brief under the headline “Indian Army officer killed in blast in Indian-controlled Kashmir” on 16 February 2019. This brief merely made a passing reference to the Pulwama attack: “on Thursday as many as 40 security personnel were belonging to the paramilitary force … were killed, and many others injured in a massive blast in the Pulwama district”.

China’s romance with terrorists in the AF-Pak region has a historical legacy based on its vested economic, security and geostrategic interests. China’s Uyghur Muslim-dominated Xinjiang province came under religious and cultural influence of Pakistan as it was opened up post the reform period of 1978.

Pakistani mullahs started teaching the fundamentals of Islam and their distorted interpretation of jihad to inflame the Uyghurs in the wake of the Afghanistan situation. Such misplaced religious awakening created centrifugal tendencies among Uyghurs who started anti-China agitations in Xinjiang in 1980, 1981, 1985 and 1987. The situation changed after the collapse of the Soviet Union as the Afghan mujahedeen gained power in their country. Provoked by Pakistani mullahs, separatism in Xinjiang gained momentum and demonstrations erupted in certain places at Urumchi, Kashgar, Khotan, Kucha, Aksu and Artush. The tipping point for the Chinese was the Baren incident, where Uyghurs started mass protest on 6 April 1990 to wage jihad against the Chinese and establish the East Turkestan state. The ensuing riots – where the Uyghurs used bombs and pistols against the police and government officials – resulted in the deaths of six police officers. China blamed foreign interference for the unrest and alleged that the rioters were trained in the Af-Pak region. Post USSR’s disintegration, fears that foreign powers will use the Taliban and Pakistan-based terrorists against China grew in Beijing.

Beijing’s response was two sided. Internally, they resorted to a state response that was nothing short of an ethnic cleansing. Even today, over one million Uyghurs are reportedly imprisoned in re-education camps (concentration camps) across Xinjiang.

Externally, China courted with the Taliban and other terror groups to contain any “spillover” of terrorism to Xinjiang. China hoped that its romance with extremist groups in the Af-Pak region would prevent them from supporting Uyghur separatism and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

China’s “narrow approach” and “self-driven diplomacy” became visible when China’s ambassador to Pakistan Lu Shulin met Taliban leader Mullah Omar in November 2000. This was first time when a senior diplomat of any non-Muslim country had a meeting with the Taliban leader. Mullah Omar promised that Taliban will not allow Uyghurs to launch attacks on China in Xinjiang, with a conditionality that they will continue to remain in the Taliban ranks. Even after the US’ attack on Taliban in 2001, China continued to maintain its relationship with quetta shura and provided arms and ammunition to Taliban by adopting a “narrow approach” and a “self-driven diplomacy that gave China good fallouts”. After the Gulja incident of 1997, Xianjiang has neither witnessed any major terrorist attack, nor have automatic weapons been used by the Uyghurs in the restive region.

Economic and geo-strategic interests

Located in northwest China, Xinjiang is the starting point of China’s much-hyped BRI projects, especially the controversial CPEC. The motives behind CPEC are clearly to serve China’s own geostrategic and economic interests than helping Pakistan’s ailing economy. CPEC’s infrastructure projects connect Kashgar in Xinjiang to Balochistan’s Gwadar port, giving China ready access to West Asia and Africa for its energy imports. CPEC thus greatly reduces China’s dependency on the traditional route through the narrow Strait of Malacca, which, if cut, can choke Beijing economically.

It is estimated that 5,00,000 Chinese nationals will be living in the Gwadar port city by 2022. China is courting Azhar to secure the CPEC and the Chinese living in Pakistan.

Although China largely believes that Pakistan is willing to fight terror groups for its interests, the crowded terror landscape in Af-Pak region has made Beijing sceptical of Islamabad. China forced Pakistan to act against the seminary at Lal Masjid in 2007 as the fundamentalists living in that seminary were involved in abduction of Chinese girls who ran a beauty parlour. The Lal Masjid episode and the death of Abdul Rashid Ghazi inspired terror groups to wage global jihad. Within six months after the Operation Sunrise following Lal Masjid episode, more than 40 terror leaders – who held sway over 40,000 militants – gathered in Waziristan on 14 December 2007. They formed a united front – Tehrik-I-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – that vowed to avenge the killing of Abdul Rashid. Lal Masjid episode became a rallying cry of the TTP to fight the Pakistani establishment. The resulting acts of terror accounted for the deaths of 1,188 people, with 3,209 wounded in 88 bombings in just one year after the Lal Masjid siege.

Masood Azhar formed the JeM in 2000 to weaken India’s control of Kashmir through concerted terror attacks on government targets. Azhar, owing to his oratory skills and reputation as a jihadi recruiter, became an asset for Pakistan. However, after the formation of the TTP, the JeM joined its ranks with the coalition and operated in Pakistan as part of the TTP. However, the Pakistani army and the ISI revived the JeM once again in 2008 under its “good” versus “bad” terrorists’ strategy. After 2011, ISI accommodated all “good terrorists” who had joined the TTP before the operation Zarb-e-Azab, wherein Pakistani armed forces carried out operations against the terror coalition. These so-called good terrorists joined the JeM to wage jihad in Kashmir and aid the Taliban in Afghanistan. Thus, the revival of the JeM transformed bad terrorists into good terrorists under Azhar’s leadership. Besides being a member of United Jihad Council (UJC), Azhar has close links with radical religious groups like Jamait-i-Ulema-I-Islam – Fazlur Rehman faction (JUI-F), Sipah-e-Sahaba, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Harkatul-ul-Mujihideen.

China recognised Azhar’s influence over radicalised elements and used him to safeguard its own strategic and economic interests in the region.

China is also not happy with India’s warm relationship with the Afghan government. Azhar’s influence is therefore covertly used by both Pakistan and China to strengthen the Taliban, who are averse to Indian interests in Afghanistan as well as in Kashmir. Exposing its double standards on terrorism, Beijing also held direct talks with Baloch terrorists, who are considered “bad terrorists” and are not under the influence of the JeM, in February 2018. India’s relationship with the US after 2001 and the signing of Logistic Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) are the other factors that have provoked China to appease Masood Azhar and also to court the Taliban. In August 2016, Global Times carried an editorial which stated: “if India hastily joins the US alliance system, it may irritate China, Pakistan and even Russia. It may not make India safer, but will bring strategic troubles to itself and make itself a centre of geopolitical rivalries in Asia”. The same newspaper published an editorial on 10 November 2017, saying: “when India criticises the world of double standards on terrorism, it has itself long supported separatist groups in Pakistan’s Balochistan province who launch terror attack in the country”. As if on cue, Pakistan conveniently blamed India for the 23 November 2018 attack by Baloch militants on the Chinese consulate in Karachi.

Post the Pulwama carnage, there is a feeling in some sections that increased pressure from the Indian government may force China to rethink its stand on Masood Azhar. However, considering Beijing’s “narrow approach”, such a move at this juncture will only make China and the Chinese people living in Pakistan more vulnerable to terrorism. China’s U-turn on Masood Azhar, therefore, seems unlikely.


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Post by chetak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:26 pm

GoI sovereign guarantees to cover debts for what was essentially a private company??

This just doesn't sit right.


Centre pays sovereign guarantees to ADB, KfW for IL&FS
Apr 03, 2019,

In a major development in the IL&FS crisis, the government has off late paid up on sovereign guarantees to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and KfW, a state-run bank of Germany, people in the know of the developments said,

Payment of around $2 million or Rs 13.84 crore has been made to ADB at the least in the last couple of months and around Rs 5 crore has been paid to KfW, sources said

Significantly, the payment has not been disclosed at the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), even thought the appellate tribunal has asked both the government and the IL&FS board to take its approval before any step regarding the cash-strapped group.

It has come to light that, in 2009, the government of India had issued a sovereign guarantee on behalf of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS).

Last year, the Central government superseded the management of the beleaguered company through a National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) order and appointed a six-member board led by Uday Kotak, MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra BankNSE -0.39 %, to restore its financial solvency.

Key public sector lenders and undertakings, such as the Life Insurance Corporation of India and the State Bank of India have a 25.34 per cent and 6.42 per cent stake, respectively, in the firm which has around Rs 91,000 crore in long-term debt.

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Post by chetak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:24 pm

This will certainly impact the commies very adversely in KER and further hit their already weak numbers of LS seats

Apart from the undoubted political fall out, the deliberate opening of the dams is also a security issue, after all, about 400 people died in this callously man made disaster.

criminal cases should be filed forthwith against those responsible.



Kerala Floods: Amicus curae tells HC poor dam management aggravated disaster, recommends judicial probe

Kerala Floods: Amicus curae tells HC poor dam management aggravated disaster, recommends judicial probe

Apr 03, 2019

Thiruvananthapuram: In a setback to the Kerala government, a High Court-appointed amicus curiae has pointed out that lapses in dam management had aggravated the impact of August floods which had claimed over 400 lives besides causing widespread devastation last year.

It has also recommended that an inquiry be conducted by an expert committee headed by a former Supreme Court judge.

The opposition Congress and BJP held the CPI(M)-led LDF government responsible for the loss of life and destruction and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.


In the 49-page-report, amicus curiae (friend of the court), Jacob P Alex, stated that none of the 79 dams in the southern state were operated or used for the purpose of flood control or moderation, as per the stipulations under the National Water Policy, National Disaster Management Authority guidelines on floods and similar directives.

The report, submitted to the High Court and accessed by PTI, also recommended a detailed enquiry into the floods by an independent expert committee headed by a former Supreme Court judge and a hydrologist, dam management experts and engineers as members.

The amicus curiae was appointed by the court based on a slew of petitions including the one submitted by 'metro-man' E Sreedharan, also the president of the Foundation for Restoration of National Values, alleging that the devastating floods was a man-made disaster.

According to the report, dams in the state had not maintained effective Flood Control Zone and the Flood Cushion, said to have been maintained, was not as mandated by the BIS report, RTIOR and Q&M Manuel.

Most of the major reservoirs were almost full before the heavy rainfall that occurred on 14 to 16 August, 2018 and they did not have the capacity to accommodate the additional flow generated by extreme rainfall, it said. "Sudden release of water simultaneously from different reservoirs, during extreme rainfall aggravated the damage,"it said adding that various alerts - blue, orange and red - had been issued not in accordance with the EAP guideline.

"No proper follow-up action and effective precautionary steps (especially for evacuating people and accommodating them in safe location) were taken after issuance of Red Alert," it said.

None of the dams in the state had updated Rule Curves based on which the same were operated during the floods, it said.

The report also pointed out that the dam managers ought not to have 'solely' relied on IMD predictions for dam management and variation in the forecast or prediction cannot be counted as a justification for delayed release of water from dams.

It also suggested that the proposed enquiry panel be directed by the court to investigate various aspects including the causes of the August floods and the factors that had led to or aggravated the damage, whether the high reservoir storage and sudden release of water had worsened the deluge and so on.

Meanwhile, State Power Minister, MM Mani Tuesday evaded questions when journalists sought his reaction on the report. A visibly angry Mani told reporters: "I have nothing to say on this.. you clear out from here... If I ask you people to go out, you should get out from here."

Leader of Opposition in the assembly, Ramesh Chennithala said the LDF government was responsible for the deluge.

"We had said that the releasing of dam water, without taking any precautionary measures, was the cause of the floods. Our allegations have now proved to be true with the amicus curiae report. Chief Minsiter Pinrayi Vijayan should answer for the life which had been lost and property destroyed", he said. There was grave lapse in the management of dams by the government, the leader added.

BJP state president, PS Sreedharan Pillai demanded the resignation of Vijayan in the wake of the adverse report. "The left government cannot hide away from the responsibility of the worst ever flood which had hit the state. Murder charges should be slapped against the Chief Minister, power minister and the concerned officials," he said.

According to the amicus curiae report, the August floods had claimed 433 human lives, affected 5.4 million people and displaced 1.4 million.

The total loss incurred by the state was to the tune of Rs 26,720 crore and the total recovery needs are estimated at 31,000 crore, it added.

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Post by SSundar » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:35 pm

I have some hardcore Congress Party workers in my FB network. There are bunch of propaganda posts from them every day.

This beautiful list came up today. Please note that NONE of these are achievements of scientists, farmers, soldiers, engineers, factory workers, bureaucrats, economists, etc. EVERY ONE of them is an achievement of the Congress Party. Mudi never achieved anything. Mudi shud rejign and take sanyas.
here is what Indian National Congress did in 60+ years?

1. The Constitution of India (the very Foundation of India’s Nationhood)
2. Integration of 562-odd small and big Princely Kingdom to create the Indian State
3. Abolition of Zamindari
4. Enactment of The Hindu Code Bill
5. Set up Planning Commission
6. Building Huge Dams (Bhakra, Hirakud, Idukki, Narmada, Tehri, Ukai, Indira Sagar, Sri Sailam, etc)
7. Expansion of Rail Network, making it the fourth largest network in the world.
8. Manifold increase in production of electricity. From 1,362 MW in 1947 to 260,000 MW in 2014.
9. Huge Bridges (across Ganga, Brahmaputra, Yamuna, Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Kaveri, AND Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Farakka, Vikram Shila, Rajendra Sethu, etc)
10. Built and/or expanded several Ports.
11. Massive Expansion of Highways and roads, making India the second largest road network in the world.
Setting up of Institutions, like:
12. IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology)
13. IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management)
14. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
15. AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
16. IARI (Indian Agricultural Research Institute)
17. UGC (University Grants Commission)
18. NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training)
19. AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education)
20. DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization)
21. Massive Expansion of Ordnance Factories
22. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
23. IMC (Indian Medical Council)
24. IAE (Indian Atomic Energy Commission)
25. BARC (Bhaba Atomic Energy Commission)
26. ISI (Indian Science Institute, Bangalore)
27. Airports Authority of India
28. IMA (Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun)
29. NDA (National Defence Academy, Kadakvasla)
30. NHAI (National Highway Authority of India)
31. SAIL (Steel Authority of India)
32. Steel Plants
33. Shipping Corporation of India
34. Ship building, including Submarines, Aircraft Carrier
35. HEC, (Heavy Engineering Corporation, Ranchi)
36. HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore)
37. HMT (Hindustan Machine Tools, Bangalore)
38. Coal India Ltd
39. Locomotive Factories
40. Fertiliser Corporation of India
41. Cement Corporation of India
42. Rajasthan Canal Project
43. Engineers India Ltd
44. Indian Forest Institute, Dehra Dun
45. ISI (Indian Standards Institution)
46. Making India largest producer of Rice and Pulses in the world.
47. Making India second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world.
48. National Library, Kolkata
49. National Museum, New Delhi
50. Sports Authority of India
51. Indian National Science Academi
52. Sahitya/Lalita Kala/Natak Academi
53. Indian Film & Television Institute, Pune
54. National School of Drama, New Delhi
55. Zonal Cultural Centres (in Five Zones)
56. Children's Film Society
57. Expansion of All India Radio जहाँ से प्रधान सेवक ‘मन की बात’ करते हैं
59. Doordarshan
60. Space Exploration and Satellite Programs
61. Food Corporation if India
62. Expansion of Civil Aviation
63. Construction of New Modern Airports
64. NBCC (National Building Construction Corporation)
65. ITDC (India Tourism Development Corporation)
66. STC (State Trading Corporation)
67. KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission)
68. ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Commission)
69. IOC (Indian Oil Corporation)
70. MMTC (Mines and Metals Trading Corporation)
71. BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd)
72. NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)
73. MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Network Ltd)
74. GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd)
75. Bharat Electronics
76. Bharat Earth Movers
77. National Fertiliser Corporation
78. Hindustan and Cochin Shipyards
79. NTDC (National Textile Development Corporation)
80. IIPA (Indian Institute of Public Administration)
81. IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
82. NID (National Institute of Design)
83. New Central Universities
84. Agricultural Universities
85. Green Revolution
86. White (Milk) Revolution
87. Abolition of Privy Purse
88. Bank Nationalisation and expansion of Banking services
89. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
90. Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Schools
91. Computer Revolution
92. Telecommunication Revolution
93. Auto Revolution
94. MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme)
95. RTI (Right To Information)
96. RTE (Right To Education)
97. Right To Food
98. Land Compensation Act
99. Adult Literacy Mission
100. Minorities Commissions
101. Metro and Mono Rail systems
102. Introduced AADHAR Identity Cards
103. Established Boards to promote Coir to Coconut to Cashew nut
104. Massive expansion of Food Processing Industry
105. Conducted First Nuclear Test
106. Nuclear Deal with USA
107. Introduced Economic Reforms/Liberalisation
108. Opened up India's Equity Market in 1992 for investment by Institutional Investors
109. Established SEBI Act in 1992
110. From 1994 the National Stock Exchange (NSE) emerged as a Computer-based trading system, which served as an instrument to leverage reforms of India's other Stock
Exchanges. By 1996, the NSE emerged as India's largest Exchange.
111. Massive Foreign Direct Investment
112. Increasing Literacy from 18.33 to 74%.
113. From 2.1 lakh Primary Schools in 1950-51 to 8 lakhs Primary Schools in 2014.
114. Making India self-sufficient in food (India is the second largest food producer in the world)
115. Making First in Milk production.
116. Making India the THIRD largest economy in the world

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Post by chetak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:44 pm

This and other exposes like this was always hidden and waiting in the wings to skewer the family very close to the elections and this will hopefully be the sentiment carried by the voters to the polling booth on polling day.

Many more such exposes will surface in the forthcoming days.




Chowkidar has caught a chor: Union Minister Arun Jaitley writes on OpIndia story exposing Rahul’s deals with scam accused FTIL, Unitech

Chowkidar has caught a chor: Union Minister Arun Jaitley writes on OpIndia story exposing Rahul’s deals with scam accused FTIL, Unitech



Here is a man who makes reckless allegations without any basis. It was no rocket science for him to know who were conferring him with largesse, wrote Arun Jaitley

OPINDIA STAFF
APRIL 3, 2019

On 22nd March 2019, OpIndia had exposed Rahul Gandhi business dealings with scam accused FTIL and Unitech. OpIndia had raised several questions about why Rahul Gandhi was dealing with such scam accused when the Congress government was in the process of investigating these parties. FTIL was involved in the NSEL scam and Unitech, in the 2G scam. Union Minister Arun Jaitley took to Facebook to write a blog post on the OpIndia expose and raised questions on Congress President Rahul Gandhi. The OpIndia expose can be read here in full.

The blog is reproduced below:

How do parties and politicians fund themselves? Indian political parties were traditionally funded with cash i.e. black money. Many have now tried to get tax paid money due to the legislative changes and have started accepting donations either by cheque or through electoral bonds.

That, however, still does not fully answer the question. How many politicians lead a comfortable life without having any apparent and declared source of income? The Nehru-Gandhi family has been described by its supporters as India’s first family. It, therefore, should be a role model. Pt. Motilal Nehru gave up his law practice 98 years ago. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was a tall political leader who was never a practising lawyer nor was Indiraji ever involved in any professional or business activity. The late Shri Rajiv Gandhi was an Indian Airlines pilot for a brief period and, thereafter, he was in full-time politics. On the basis of the available information, neither Smt. Sonia Gandhi nor Rahul Gandhi have ever worked for a living.

For generations, the family did not earn from any commercial ventures. They were in public service. Most people in public life sacrifice their commercial careers and lead a frugal life. Most members of the Nehru-Gandhi family studied outside the country for the last four generations. Not many of them excelled in scholarship, with Panditji as an exception. All have led to more than a comfortable life. They enjoyed vacations at multiple domestic and international locations.


The expose

An expose by media organisations revealed that the family owned a farmhouse in South Delhi which is now owned by the brother and sister of the current generation of the family. Periodically tenancies are created in favour of persons many of whom needed help when UPA was in power. A capital creation programme was launched. Rentals are paid by obliging tenants in advance. It is unlikely that the tenants ever needed to live in Delhi because they have had no business operation in Delhi. Not only did they pay large quantum of rentals as advance through make-believe tenancies, they also apparently paid for a large number of employees who managed the estate. The amount collected from these tenants through advance rentals and subsequently, the tenancies enabled the creation of the capital. Several crores of this capital thus created was invested with the real estate company under cloud and which, like the tenants, entered into a ‘sweetheart deal’ that from the moment the proposed buyer paid the advance towards the real estate to be purchased, one was paid back annually under an ‘assured income programme’. He thus got back a large part of his investment and the real estate.

Amongst the names of the tenants, the critical person is Jignesh Shah of FTIL and the real estate developer is M/s. Unitech builder through Sanjay Chandra. Who else would enter into such a ‘sweetheart deals’ except the ‘fly-by-night’ operators who needed State patronage?


Compromise of public interest through such questionable deals

Besides the reasonable apprehensions of the tenancies being an investment of ‘political equity’ by those entering into the ‘sweetheart deals’, what happened to Jignesh Shah? He had two companies – one with the large quantum of assets and the other which had ostensibly duped lakhs of investors. The investors were insisting that the Central Government amalgamate two companies and thus out of the amalgamated assets, the duped investors be paid. Till 2014, the UPA Government did not take any action. The investment of political equity have brought returns. It is only when the NDA Government under Shri Narendra Modi was formed that the Department of Company Affairs passed the amalgamation order which has been upheld by the Mumbai High Court and is now pending challenge in appeal before the Supreme Court. If the Government succeeds, the duped investors will get their investment back. You needed a ‘Chowkidar’ to catch a ‘Chor. ’With regard to Unitech, the less said the better. Besides the 2G involvement at the time the favours were shown, many flat buyers had been duped, their monies siphoned off and the banks were not paid back. The promoters, including one with whom Rahul Gandhi signed the arrangement, is still in prison. Under the ‘sweetheart deal’ out of the instalments paid, most have been repaid back under the ‘assured income scheme.’ Capital creation through ‘sweetheart deals’ is exactly what Rahul’s brother-in-law did.

Here is a man who makes reckless allegations without any basis. It was no rocket science for him to know who was conferring him with largesse. He aspires to be a Prime Minister. Such aspirants like Caesar’s wife must be beyond suspicion. They must be unsuspectable. With tainted hands, he must at least remember that ‘people in glass houses do not throw stones.’ The ‘Chowkidar’ has finally caught a ‘Chor.’

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https://youtu.be/9pfmzL1IH0Q






“The people and the BJP party will keep a telescopic view on the nomination filed by the Congress President Rahul Gandhi as his income has constantly increased since 2004. Rahul Gandhi has increased his assets using four different ways, first through HL Pahwa, secondly through his farmhouse, third with the help of 2G scam accused Unitech and lastly Rahul Gandhi using a London based firm to increase his assets,” said Sambit Patra.

Sambit Patra further accused that Rahul Gandhi has increased his assets from profiteering from scams, dubious land deals, links with arms dealers and hiding facts from election affidavits. Rahul Gandhi is not a professional, the only way Rahul Gandhi earns is through the salary that he draws as a Member of Parliament, said Patra while questioning Rahul Gandhi on his the source of income.

Patra also mentioned that Rahul Gandhi had escaped incomes of Rs. 155 crores through AJL for which, the IT department had slapped Rs. 100 crores tax notice on Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.

Sambit Patra added the Rahul Gandhi had dubious deals with HL Pahwa and purchased the land at a measly price of Rs. 26,47,000. He mentioned that the land purchase was mentioned in his election affidavit of 2009, while HL Pahwa himself has several dubious connections. OpIndia had broken the story of Rahul Gandhi’s dubious land deal with HL Pahwa, the saga of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra purchasing land for Pahwa and then selling it back to him at an inflated price, and Rahul’s links to arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Patra said that the second source of income was from Gandhi Parivar’s links to FTIL, a company that was at the heart of the NSEL scam. “Gandhi Parivar is the only parivar in the country which does not do anything but earns several crores of money,” alleged Patra.

The OpIndia report had mentioned about irregularities in renting out this farmhouse to NSEL scam accused Financial Technologies (India) Ltd. (FTIL), which had paid an interest-free deposit of Rs 40.20 lakh vide two separate cheques of Rs 20.10 lakh each respectively to Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.

Sambit Patra went on to accuse Rahul Gandhi of suspicious possession of two commercial properties in October 2010, one worth Rs. 1.44 crores and the other Rs. 5.36 crores, owned by 2G scam accused company Unitech.

Patra mentioned exact allegations reported by OpIndia and mentioned that Rahul Gandhi had bought a property worth 7 crores but had only made an advance payment of a little over 4 crores while also receiving interest income during Financial Year 2010-11 to Financial Year 2014-15 on the deposit with Unitech Ltd.

“In an affidavit filed for the Lok Sabha Elections in 2004, Rahul Gandhi mentions a property he owned of Backops Limited and three of its European accounts, two of which were with HSBC-UK. The firm was reportedly dissolved in 2009,” added Patra.

Patra also mentioned OpIndia report stating, “According to the affidavit, the Congress President also owned 83% in Backops Services. It was registered at the Registrar of Companies, New Delhi. According to a Data Services website, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul’s sister, was one of the directors in the firm. The firm last filed its balance sheet on the 31st of March, 2010. Intriguingly, although the firm is mentioned in his 2004 affidavit, it doesn’t find any mention in his 2009 election affidavit. Therefore, the question arises, what happened to the 83% stake that Rahul Gandhi had in the firm?”

The BJP party further said that Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra are synonyms as both operate with same operanda of dubious land deals, lies in election affidavits. Robert Vadra has learnt this art from Congress President Rahul Gandhi itself, accused the BJP.

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Post by hanumadu » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:12 pm

https://twitter.com/chintan20/status/11 ... 0825582599

In this video, Sam Pitroda saying middle class taxes will go up.
Middle class is barely satisfied with the tax cuts in the last budget and this guy wan't to raise taxes.

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

Post by chetak » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:37 am

hanumadu wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:12 pm
https://twitter.com/chintan20/status/11 ... 0825582599

In this video, Sam Pitroda saying middle class taxes will go up.
Middle class is barely satisfied with the tax cuts in the last budget and this guy wan't to raise taxes.

These middle class guys should go out and vote with their feet. For far too long have they been going out of town and making a weekend of it when polling day comes around.

The slum dwellers have more political power and social clout than these guys because the politicos listen to them. The slum dwellers know how to make their votes count. The dud middle class is just that, a sorry, deluded and easily fooled bunch of politically naive and politically inert mutts who think that they are entitled to a good life just because a lot of them speak in english and wear trousers.

They curse Modi day in and day out for some imagined wrong doings, mouth platitudes about free speech and moan about their imagined entitlements.

About 60-70 % of the so called middle class guys don't show up to vote in the locality where I live, whereas the slum dwellers from surrounding areas vote multiple times in our locality. There seems to be some widely known technique to get the "indelible ink" marking off the finger without leaving any trace.

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

Post by vishvak » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:06 am

The middle class prolly either know that vote banks make their votes count for shit or just want to run away during weekends/holidays. Somehow something overpaints basic fact that community is part or branch of tree that upholds exactly same values that cultures water to grow.

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

Post by chetak » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:17 am

Is India a democracy??, established after a hard won fight to kick the britshits out??

or did we somehow, unknowingly and inadvertently establish a "judicial" empire with all the attendant imperialist trappings of pomp and power?? and a distinct class structure??

Is this how power is accumulated insidiously and a new social order is established??


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