“The enactment of the RTI is the first significant achievement of the UPA government. This is the first single piece of legislation to ensure transparency and delivery by the government,” Sonia Gandhi had declared in a public rally in New Delhi , in March 2010.
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And now the same Right To Information Act seems to have created trouble for her where a Chennai-based RTI activist V Gopalakrishnan had asked for details of Sonia Gandhi’s Income-Tax returns from 2000 to 2011. Revealing the same has been denied, as per sources. The Party is backing her by saying that these information are already with the Income Tax and other concerned departments and revealing such information in public may end up being misused.
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Well, it is the Congress which has always held its head high when it comes to taking the credit of RTI and that is worth praising but what is the point of such Act if it does not apply on all the Indians ? What does the party mean by using the word misused ? What is there in the return which if made public would be misused ? Is there any point of such Act which is partial ? Is it not moulding the Act as per convenience ? Why is Mrs Gandhi the special one in this regards ? If this be the case, all the political leaders may shy away from revealing facts in public by giving the same excuse of information may be misused !
Sehwag Dhoni rift
While the BCCI keeps denying the rift between Team India’s Captain MS Dhoni and Vice-Captain , Virender Sehwag, the ongoing Commonwealth Series has exposed their discontent in the media. Captain’s statment about seniors needed to be more active on field to his rotation policy has all been debated by Sehwag. BCCI terming it as media speculation and terming it as minor difference of opinion may not help Team India’s overall performance.
BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla when questioned, said, “I don’t think there is any rift within the team. It’s media speculation. We have not asked for any report on this from Australia.”
Recent news confirms that BCCI chief Srinivasan had a word with Team manager asking him about the matter.
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Well, reasons might be any but a team which rarely wins and that too with minor margins and mostly losses and with huge should be more bothered on its Team performance rather than playing the blame game. Dhoni has been heard criticizing seniors quite a number of times but he does not speak about the young blood like Sharma,Raina, Yadav and Ashwin. The question is why does he blame only the seniors ? While he plays his knock almost every other match but equally blames only the seniors, on the media. Are the new kids coming to do net-practise in matches, that they should not be questioned ? Other than Virat Kohli, there has been no young player who is consistent at present. Hope the captain is not being partial!
Moreover, it is the captain’s responsibility to co-ordinate and take out the best of all the players. Rotational policies if applied for seniors why do they not apply for other regular non-performers ? Is it just because they are young ? Is it just because they can jump a little higher or may save 20 odd runs on the field? What about scoring them with the bat or bowling the opponents out ?
At an International level and being a World Cup Winner, a team is expected to be more professional with its approach both on and off the fields. Rather than taking out frustration on team members, the captain and vice-captain should concentrate on improving individual games and overall team performance.
Known more for his extremist path, in the early 90s, Yasin Malik , the JKLF chairman is writing his autobiography. Once a prominent face against Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, has declared, he would write everything about himself and his journey in life, so far!
Yasin Malik entered politics in 1984 as a student leader and after failing in his peaceful efforts of a separate Kashmir he grabbed arms and turned an extremist by 1989. In 1994 he decided to give up weapons and adhere to peaceful methods to seek his goal. He played a crucial role in driving away Kashmiri pandits out of the valley.
Well, thankfully he has taken peaceful path now but the question is, will he be justifying his extremist role during the early 90s in his biography?
Supreme Court’s decision on 4-5 June 2011 Ramlila Maidan Crackdown!
February 23rd 2012 – The Supreme Court today held both Baba Ramdev and the Delhi Police responsible for the Ramlila Maidan crackdown on 4-5 June 2011.
The Supreme Court declared the State Government and the Delhi Police could have avoided the voilent incident and also agreed that people were assaulted by police on the night. However, it also concluded that complains should be regsitered against the aggressive supporters of Baba Ramdev and the cops who assaulted the crowd as both the parties were responsible.
Compensation of Rs 5 Lakhs to the victim Rajbala, who died of wounds was announced for the family and Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 for critically and slightly injured people ,respectively was also announced. Baba Ramdev was asked to compensate 25% of the amount and rest by Delhi Police.
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