Sunday, April 7, 2013

Character And Attitude OF Indian Politicians

Should I urinate to fill up empty dams? Ajit Pawar says-- Times of India 
MUMBAI/PUNE: State deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar stirred up a hornet's nest with comments — laced with crass humour — ridiculing the acute water and power shortage in parts of the state. He was forced to issue a public apology on Sunday after his remarks came in for all-round criticism .

Addressing a public meeting in a village in Pune's Indapur last night, Pawar mocked Bhaiyya Deshmukh, a farmer from a drought-hit area in Solapur who has been on a hunger strike at Mumbai's Azad Maidan, demanding more water.

"He has been fasting for the last 55 days. If there is no water in the dam, how can we release it? Should we urinate into it? If there is no water to drink, even urination is not possible," Ajit said.
Referring to the loa shedding situation in parts of the state, "I have noticed that more children are being born since the lights go off at night. There is no other work left then."

Ajit Pawar blames load shedding for rise in births

Yogesh Joshi, Hindustan Times  Pune, April 07, 2013

At the Indapur function, the minister had also attributed to the state’s population growth to the frequent power cuts.
“Because there has been increased power cuts during nights, the birth rate has gone up. What else can people do if there is no power,” Pawar said.
“You must be thinking that Ajit Pawar has come here drunk in the afternoon,” he said, laughing.
Pawar’s remarks were reportedly met with laughter by the men in the audience; the women were silent.
The opposition parties have reacted furiously to Pawar’s remarks.

Kashmir policy dictated by spy agencies, says Jairam Ramesh--Hindustan Times

Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 08, 2013
Spy agencies are dictating India’s Kashmir policy and the Centre isn’t sensitive enough to the aspirations of the state’s people, Union minister Jairam Ramesh has said.
At the end of a two-day trip to the Valley, the first by a central minister from outside the state following Afzal Guru’s hanging in February, Ramesh said Kashmir had come a long way from its troubled past and the time was now ripe for good politics and growth “What Kashmir needs is the right political engagement, not a strategy influenced by spy and security agencies. It’s the political vacuum that allowed the growth of militant, secessionist groups.”

Rajiv Gandhi was ‘entrepreneur’ for Swedish jet, U.S. cable says (The Hindu )

Revelation contained in Kissinger-era documents obtained by WikiLeaks

Much before he became Prime Minister, during his years as an Indian Airlines pilot, Rajiv Gandhi may have been a middleman for the Swedish company Saab-Scania, when it was trying to sell its Viggen fighter aircraft to India in the 1970s.
The astonishing revelation that he was the “main Indian negotiator” for a massive aircraft deal for which his “family” connections were seen as valuable, is contained in the Kissinger Cables, the latest tranche of U.S diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and accessed by The Hindu as part of an investigative collaboration. The cables will be released on Monday.
The British SEPECAT Jaguar eventually won the race, from which Saab was forced to withdraw by the U.S.
Rajiv Gandhi, who kept away from politics until he was pushed into it by his mother Indira after the death of his brother Sanjay in 1980, came into public life with a squeaky clean image. Years later, a controversy over bribes paid in another military deal with a different Swedish company, Bofors, was to lead to Rajiv’s and the Congress’s defeat in the 1989 elections.

‘गांवों के गरीबों के कारण ही देश में बढ़ रही है खाद्य महंगाई’

बेंगलूरु/ब्यूरो प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह के बाद अब भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक के गवर्नर डी. सुब्बाराव ने खाद्य महंगाई में वृद्धि के लिए गांव में रहने वाले गरीब लोगों को जिम्मेदार ठहराया है। उनके मुताबिक पहले के मुकाबले ग्रामीणों की आय में वृद्यि हुई है और वे खाने पर ज्यादा खर्च करने लगे हैं।
रविवार को फैडरेशन ऑफ कर्नाटक चैंबर ऑफ कॉमर्स एंड इंडस्ट्री के एक कार्यक्रम में सुब्बाराव ने कहा कि गत पांच वर्षों से ज्यादा समय से ग्रामीण इलाकों में रहने वाले लोगों के खाने की आदतें बेहतर हुई हैं। उन्होंने ज्यादा दूध, मांस, 
अंडा और फल खाना शुरू किया है और इसी कारण देशभर में खाने की चीजों की कीमतें बढ़ रही हैं। आरबीआई के गवर्नर ने कहा कि हमारे पास इस बात के प्रमाण हैं। गत पांच वर्षो में ग्रामीणों की आय में प्रति वर्ष 20 प्रतिशत की दर से वृद्धि हो रही है और यही कारण है कि वे खाने पर ज्यादा खर्च करने लगे हैं

Land lease to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in Gurgaon haunts Hooda govt in Haryana

Food inflation may be result of growing prosperity: PM Manmohan Singh - NDTV

Cannes: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said inflation in food articles in India was indeed a problem, but pointed out that grain prices have been relatively stable. 

"What prices are going up are prices of vegetables, prices of eggs, prices of fish, that is the secondary and tertiary food items. That is a reflection of the demand for these commodities exceeding supplies," the Prime Minister said, addressing reporters at the G20 summit at Cannes.

"That in turn, to some extent at least, is a sign of growing prosperity of our country. If our national income increases by 8 per cent per annum and our population is increasing at 1.6 per cent per annum, the per capita income is growing at 6-6.5 percent," he said.

Congress corrupt, but we won’t quit, says Mulayam

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 29, 2013

In keeping with his latest strategy of keeping the UPA government guessing about his next step, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav breathed fire against the Congress on Friday even as he ruled out withdrawing of support.

Mulayam Singh Yadav heaps praise on LK Advani, but says no tie-up with BJP

VARANASI: SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today heaped praise on BJP leader L K Advani for the third time in as many weeks, but ruled out any alliance with BJP. 

"People get angry when I say Advaniji is an honest person, he has suffered a lot during the country's partition and has spent a life in hardship. 

"But, if a person is truthful and honest, irrespective of the party he belongs to, he should be praised," said the SP chief, who had earlier described Advani as the "tallest leader" in the country. 

Beni Prasad Verma smuggles opium, uses charas: Shivpal Yadav-- Zee News

Varanasi: The Samajwadi Party-Beni Prasad Verma war turned bitter on Sunday with SP leader Shivpal Yadav accusing the Union Minister of "smuggling opium" and using "charas". 
"You all know and you have also read that Beni Prasad smokes a lot. These days he is smoking a lot...He mixes something in the tobacco. He should undergo treatment for this,” Shivpal Yadav said.

Wives lose charm over time: Sriprakash Jaiswal- Indian Express 

Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal found himself at the centre of a controversy today over his sexist remark that wives lose charm over time, sparking an outrage among women's groups which dubbed the comment as "disgusting and derogatory".
Facking flak for his remarks at a Kavi sammelan in Kanpur on Sunday night, Jaiswal offered an apology, saying he had no intention to hurt the sentiments of women.
Jaiswal also came under attack from opposition BJP which raised questions on his continuance in the Union Cabinet.
Protestors including women burnt effigies of Jaiswal and blackened posters with his face on it in his home town in Kanpur.

सिब्बल अकडे,दम हो तो सरकार गिराओ, सपा गुर्राई-सोनिया क्यूं हाथ जोडती हैं

अभी लोकसभा चुनाव करीब डेढ साल भर दूर हैं लेकिन सियासी बयानात यूं आ रहे हैं मानो कल चुनाव होने जा रहे हों। हर दल एक-दूजे को नीचा दिखाने में लगा है। कांग्रेस नेता और केंद्रीय मंत्री कपिल सिब्बल ने बीजेपी नेता नरेंद्र मोदी और सपा के मुलायम सिंह यादव की ओर इशारा करते हुए कहा कि कुछ नेताओं को दिल्ली आने की जल्दी है लेकिन उन्हें अभी बहुत सीखने की जरूरत है।

सिब्बल ने बिना किसी पार्टी का नाम लिए यह कह डाला कि जिसमें दम हो, वह सरकार गिराकर दिखाए। इस बयान पर प्रतिक्रिया देने में समाजवादी पार्टी ने भी देर नहीं लगाई। सपा नेता राम आसरे कुशवाहा ने कहा कि सिब्बल को बयान देते वक्त इस बात का ध्यान रखना चाहिए कि वह किसे चुनौती दे रहे हैं। उन्होंने कहा समय आने पर जनता उन्हें जवाब देगी। ज्ञात रहे, एबीपी न्यूज़ के खास कार्यक्रम साक्षात् में हालांकि उन्होंने किसी का नाम नहीं लिया, लेकिन साफ-साफ कहा कि किसी में हिम्मत है तो वो सरकार गिराकर दिखाए। सिब्बल ने पीएम पद के उम्मीदवार को लेकर बीजेपी में चल रहे घमासान पर भी निशाना साधा

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