Renowned Pakistani cricketer and now a politician, Imran Khan has cancelled his visit to India, invited at India Today conclave in New Delhi after he learnt that even Salman Rushdie would speak in the conclave.Imran reasoned his denial by stating he could not even think of attending a program which included Rushdie,someone who has hurt Islamic sentiments worldwide!
Well, religion aside, so far , even some Indian hardliner groups earned name by objecting controversial Salman Rushdie’s visit and conferences to be held in India, in recent past and it seems even Imran Khan do not wish to let go this opportunity.
Railway Budget that derailed Railway Minister’s Chair !
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Dinesh Trivedi, the Railway Minister remained in the news since the morning as the nation was awaiting the Railway Budget and when it was announced his own party became his biggest critic because the budget favoured increasing ticket fares. TMC which has never favoured hike in price from fuel to fare stood by its principles and the Supremo of TMC, Mamata Banerjee ultimately has asked the Prime Minister to sack her own party member, Dinesh Trivedi from the post of Railway Minister and replace him with Mukul Roy of the party. TMC demanded a rollback however, Trivedi stood by his budget even after knowing it could cost his chair as he reasoned the fare hike mandatory for the smooth running of the railways and also to increase the safety of the passengers! TMC has never lost any opportunity to capitalize on situations where there is any kind of price hike, be it reasonable or not and this time they have ended up sacrificing one of their prominent members in the Centre.Price hike will never be prefered by anyone be it rich or poor or the middle-class but it does not raise eyebrows provided it makes sense and price hike in railway fare for the reasons of paying back previous loans,to avail smooth running of the railways and to increase safety of passengers, hopefully makes sense to most , if not all.
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Didi and top TMC leaders skip PM dinner invite!
After the top TMC leaders skipped PM’s dinner with allies on Tuesday,today Congress Senior Leader , Pranab Mukherjee warned allies to stand together or the UPA government may fall. Well, it may be targeted on TMC supremo , Mamata Banerjee, as she has been having continued differences with the Congress on quite a number of issues including NCTC where TMC has been demanding amendments!
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Although,TMC has cleared that they do not wish to destabilize the UPA , it seems the difference of opinions between Congress and TMC is widening more with the advent of time.
Well, the latest news cleared that despite Rawat’s revolt against Party’s decision to make Bahuguna the CM, the Congress Party remained stable on the decision and Vijay Bahuguna is now going to take oath as the CM in Dehradun, as per schedule. Rawat and his supporters are not going to attend the ceremony.
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The Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs, Harish Rawat, offered to resign from the Cabinet and wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi that he would like to work just as an ordinary worker,after Vijay Bahuguna was chosen to be the Chief-Minister over senior leaders, like himself. With rebels grown inside the party , Sonia Gandhi has called all the senior leaders and Vijay Bahuguna for a meeting in Delhi to sort the issue out. Rawat claims to be supported by 17 MLAs in Uttarakhand Assembly.
Chances of solution seem distant if Rawat continues to be stubborn on being made the CM and if that happens it would not only be embarrassing for the Congress Party but also for Vijay Bahuguna.
Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh as invited all the UPA allies for dinner on Tuesday 13th March.
Well, is it to convince the allies to stop behaving like opposition parties in the Assembly or is it to demote the idea of a much in rumour Third-Front ?
Vijay Bahuguna, the MP of Tehri Garhwal,brother of Rita Bahuguna Joshi who is the UP Congress Chief and the son of UP’s former chief minister H N Bahuguna, bagged the chair of Uttarakhand Chief-Minister as declared by G.S. Uttarakhand , Gulam Nabi Azad!
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The analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch reveals 35 % of the total 690 MLAs elected in 5 state-elections (Uttar Pradesh,Punjab,Manipur,Uttarakhand and Goa) have past criminal records of which obviously and as expected Uttar Pradesh tops the list and also 66% of the 690 MLAs are multi-millionaires !
Samajwadi Party’s Mitra Sen winning from Bikapur seat topped the list of MLAs with 36 criminal cases and Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of Congress from Suar constituency topped the list of crorepatis with a declared total assets worth Rs 56.89 crore and is raced by Shah Alam of BSP from Mubarakpur with assets worth Rs 54.44 crores.
Manipur is the only state where no candidates have any pending criminal case against their names!
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It is tough to believe that our nation is run by goon turned political leaders, so much in number and yet we expect corruption to be abolished from the society. These informations should be made public in all constituencies prior to elections , probably only then we would be able to elect the right candidate to represent us as the leader!
Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi’s warning against Mamata Banerjee not to cross the “laxman rekha (boundary line)” of “coalition dharma” by attending the two swearing-in ceremonies, in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh may have held ‘didi’ back from attending these ceremonies. She was being invitied by Prakash Singh Badal, CM of Punjab and Akhilesh Yadav,CM Uttar Pradesh, to attend swearing-ceremonies to be held on 14th and 15th March respectively. Well there is a valid reason given as well by Mukul Roy, All India TMC general secretary that the Budget Session of the state is beginning on the 15th of the month and it is a parliamentary convention that chief minister should remain present in the House during the Governor’s speech on the opening day of the Assembly session.
Punjab CM,Prakash Singh Badal’s invitation to didi(Mamata Banerjee)