March 20, 2010
July 30, 2008
It’s time we get a daily dose of number of bombs getting diffused, number of those which exploded, number of people killed and number of injured, not to take into account the moron Shivraj Patil’s statements. These numbers – terror index or terrex in short [the copyright of the term belongs to the author!] – are getting more sensational than anything else in this country.
Courtesy: The Telegraph
July 26, 2008
Bangalore sees another terror plot. Well, what’s new in that! Hold on. The big news is that the terror camps both inside the country and across the border were jolted with tremors because of the roaring reaction of our great home minister Shri Shivraj Patil who said, and I quote – “….Such incidents will not deter the government from pursuing its policy of dealing with anti-national elements in a resolute manner.”
Bravo Patil. Keep issuing such statements; we dont need any other anti-terror mechanism. Your statements are enough to terrorise the terrorists themselves!
July 22, 2008
Its official, the UPA has survived the confidence motion. Congratulations.
Exactly how the multitude of deals behind the nuke deal and survival of the government were made is very suspect. The government, the political parties should all do some serious introspection and if we should continue to see such political immorality, the people are indeed doomed.
The left was probably right in saying that the UPA can win the vote but has lost the confidence.
Mr. Manish Tiwari says that the BJP has desecrated the parliament by bringing the notes to the house. The SP is saying that all the allegations of Mr. Advani are proven wrong.
Who do these people think they are fooling? The notes were brought to the house to expose the manner in which the horse trading was taking place. And by the same “desecration” logic, have the congress and SP and for that matter, all parties not desecrated the country by all the defection and buying of support.
I still think the whole thing reeks of a conspiracy, a coup by Manmohan Singh to dislodge the left from the ruling side.
About 3 months back, Manmohanji created an alliance with Amar Singh of SP. They confirmed their numbers and calculated the risk that they have to take for getting the extra support to replace the left’s support. He suddenly gets so eager on the deal that he pretends not to care about the left. And finally, with a ultimatum served to him, he has gotten rid of the left.
Of course by now the PM had already made arrangements to buy, entice etc. the other party members for the deal. The PM is for a long time extremely confident while all the other “deals” are being made.
Yesterday Pranab Mukherjee claims support of 276 people. And indeed, 275 votes are obtained by the government. Well orchestrated, good play of events actually, just that Mr. Amar Singh and Mr. Unclean Manmohan have given away the plot slightly before the actual turn of events. That apart a brilliant drama by the UPA.
Now, if it is said that BJP did not try hard enough, as is being alleged, I would actually be happy, because the parties which have tried hard have shown the limits that they can go to and it can only be a good thing that the BJP and the left have not tried in the same manner as Congress and SP and to some extent BSP have.
July 21, 2008
The Third front is pitching Mayawati as their PM candidate. The idea has been supported by another tragic PM Devegowda, the Left and other small parties which are anti-congress and anti-BJP. I fail to understand how behen ji is qualified to become the PM of this nation. It needs no more explanation for her governance after seeing how UP is being ruined.
She will not become PM, that is for sure. But I feel uncomfortable even if I hear such names being proposed for the PM post. Just see how irresponsible and shameless these politicians are.
July 15, 2008
One fine evening SG, PK and AS-MSY met secretly in New Delhi to find out solutions to their woes, as they believed that each of them could help the rest in doing so.
SG started the conversation saying that the Congress had to do something regarding the nuke deal and something on the economic reforms with the trio of MMS-PC-MSA being at the helm of affairs and not doing anything will hurt the party’s prospects badly.
PK said that the Left could never be a part of something that is related to the US. Moreover, it can never allow the reforms to happen as they are opposed to its age-old philosophy. Also, their support base is shrinking in its own forts. It, some how, had to strengthen itself.
AS-MSY started crying that they have been caught badly in the mayajaal, which is even affecting the Congress and not allowing the prince to do anything in UP. And that the maya is very powerful that it has threatened their life.
SG, who was the madam-mind of the drama ‘the great sacrifice’ in 2004 came up a similar masterplan this time also. That, this plan would solve all their problems, it was agreed upon to implement at the earliest. Basically it was a simple, but very effective plan – the Left will oppose the deal to the extreme extent which will benefit itself. Stronger the opposition from the Left, stronger will become Congress’ image in people’s mind. Anyway, the Left has only to gain from this and nothing to lose, as the vehement opposition against the US will only consolidate its vote bank. And that AS-MSY were so much fed up with the maya, supporting the UPA at the center will make them friends again and more importantly, now they can catch the maya itself! And maya will not dare to touch them further.
They all had a bash on that night. They were so impressed by SG’s plan that the Left promised a re-marriage after sometime and AS-MSY promised an unforgettable honeymoon on 22nd of this month.
On 22nd July –
The government wins trust vote.
Gainers – the UPA, the Left, the SP, AA group which has ‘relied’ upon the current marriage.
Losers – national interest, the BJP and more importantly, the aam admi.
And the secret bash continues with more leaders from the Left joining in and several new faces.
aam admi ko ullu bana diya re!
July 11, 2008
Somehow it appears that the nation is waking up to the left hypocrisy, the public sentiment shifting rightly against them. And I myself am not fond of the left, they are China’s fifth column in India amongst other pathetic things. But as much as I hate the left and their policies, the nuclear fall out is not the making of the left. For once, apart from being blindly anti-american and anti-bush (who finishes the term before the deal comes into force) and linking the deal awkwardly to the IPI pipeline, this time the left have got it right on most things. It is fishy when you find the left thinking about the “national interest” suddenly, but the congress has been fishier on the deal issue more than any other party.
Some fallacies when put in context give the plot away. Start with the absolutely mistimed enthusiasm on the deal- US is going for elections, there are bleak, if not, zero chances of the deal getting through the US related procedures before the elections. After having kept the deal in cold storage for more than 2 years, why would the congress suddenly be re-energised to take the deal through now, at the most inappropriate of times.
The entire fall out drama is all the congresses making, who wanted to get rid of the left. The left was more of a liability than a help and with differences solved between Cong and SP the Congress needed an excuse to get rid of the left who are a part of all decisions in the parliament, give no proper suggestions in the parliament, and yet criticize severely outside the parliament. The fall out was all pre-planned to get out of this damaging alliance. And SP, now has won the brownie points by playing the savior to the government and now by digging all the muck they can summon to spoil the reputation of BSP. The congress for its part has parted quite happily and deserve no sympathy.
Instead, the sympathy should go to the common people, since in all this ruckus the congress has forgotten and neglected the issues that concern the people most. The economic mismanagement and the other national issues are now being attempted to be overshadowed by the petty bickering in the ruling alliance to meet the political ends of Congress. Moreover, the issue that the congress used, the nuclear deal is also not really going to help anyone for a long time to come. Nuclear power has long since ceased to be a cheaper source and survives on the govt. subsidies. Whats more, the deal does not even have adequate safeguards to ensure regular supply. This nuclear technology for generation of electricity is not likely to be cheaper than the electricity generated using locally available coal. The deal which is highly debatable is not even being made public, and inflation and price rises remain the biggest problems of the people.
The deal is, the issue around the deal to deviate attention, the staged downfall; the entire political drama is all the “innocent looking” Manmohan Singhji’s making.
With Dr. Manmohan Singhji at helm has taken ethics in politics have fallen to a new abyss.
July 8, 2008
Left pulls the plug, finally. Amarsingh is singing ‘my dear Sonia’. Bush has suddenly become less harmful to Mulayam who won 2004 elections on anti-Bush campaign. Mehbooba Mufti, who pulled the carpet from under Ghulam Nabi is so fond of saving the government at the centre.
So whats the deal behind the deal?
1. J&K Govt?
2. Anil Ambani’s business?
3. Telangana state?
4. Reopening of Taj corridor case?
5. Keeping S M Krishna out of Karnataka politics?
July 8, 2008
June 28, 2008
The latest changes in equations of Telangana politics have adversely hit one man for sure: K.Chandrasekhara Rao. With a complete fiasco at the by-election, TRS still suffers from constant changes of their partymen into either Congress or Devendra Gowd group. Now, he will have to either tie up back with Congress or with his alma-mater, TDP. Ofcourse, as was already apparent, KCR is more likely to go with his hunch rather than ideologies or agendas. But, whatever happens, it will be yet another interesting political drama.
Other important development recently in Andhra Pradesh is the cessation of Mr.Devendra Gowd from TDP. He has attracted the attention of not just people and media, but also the support of many dissatisfied MLAs and partymen from TRS, TDP and Congress. But, at this juncture, he would have to take a decision about his alliance for the coming General elections. It is clear that he wouldn’t probably go for TDP; after having quit it over telangana. The other options are Congress and BJP, the two national parties which might ‘get’ Telangana, if they come to power at the Centre. BJP has already promised for a separate state if they come at Centre. Their image of being strong and quick in decision making might be another factor which might make him to favour the Lotus party over Congress or Left parties.
To augment this, BJP is ‘stronger’ in Telangana than anywhere in Andhra Pradesh, with ex-MPs like Bandaru Dattatreya, Indrasena Reddy and MLAs like Kishan Reddy etc., and this also might help significantly in adding to the vote-count. BJP would also look forward to form an alliance with a strong regional party, since they would be looking to consolidate in another state in the south, after their recent success in Karnataka. Ofcourse, they still lack a strong leader like Yedyurappa in Karnataka, which is a challenge for the BJP think-tank. But, with Mr.Gowd coming in the picture, the alliance might definitely be a symbiotic relation, if they succeed in striking one.