Mayawati has warned the Central Govt of taking a tough stand if the govt does not pass the Quota Bill which would entitle reservations in promotions in govt jobs for Scheduled castes and tribes ! The same bill is being opposed by SP headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav.The conflict between Mayawati and Mulayam Singh has been refueled with the Quota Bill and its the UPA govt which is at the receiving end.
Expressing his assurance on FDI in retail which got approved by the parliament,Prime Minister,Dr Manmohan Singh said that FDI would benefit both the farmers and consumers and that the farmers organization in Punjab had strongly supported FDI in retail.
Well, forget about an average farmer, even half of the percentage of literate India cannot point out the exact benefit and demerit of Foreign Direct Investment in Retail Trade ! Can we ?
While 9 MPs of Samajwadi Party restrained from voting , 15 MPs of Bahujan Samaj Party voted in favour of the Foreign Direct Investment in Retail debate in the Rajya Sabha,giving the UPA govt a clear win over opposition which was against FDI in retail! It was again BSP Supremo ,Mayawati and SP Supremo,Mulayam Singh,(by keeping away from voting) who helped the govt secure Parliament approval on FDI in retail.
Cartoon on Anna Hazare declaring Arvind Kejriwal as power hungry
A senior citizen private contractor was repeatedly slapped by a MNS corporator ,Nitin Nikam, publicly.He was hit for delays in water pipeline repair and the party argued that the private contractors do no do their work properly despite taking public money.Mr Nikam argued that the act of slapping was the ‘MNS way’ to explain things when people do not listen to talks! The party has not seeked any apology for the public display of ‘MNS way’by its corporator. No one opposed the act be other political parties or the police or govt !
Well,who dares against MNS or Shiv Sena in Mumbai ? Hope not the MNS style of explaining get more popular than Gangnam Style of dancing. 🙂
Swami Agnivesh was attacked by activists of local organization of Bhopal-Sanskriti Bachao Manch, for his remarks on Amarnath shrine which is a Hindu Pilgrimage since ages. The incident took place after a programme to launch the Maila Mukti Yatra in which Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Madhya Pradesh C.M. Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also present. The group forced him to take off his saffron apparel and tried to remove his headgear till the security personal intervened and saved Swami Agnivesh. For disrespecting the religious sentiments of Hindus who consider the ice stalagmite formation as Shivling and pay a visit to seek blessings, as religious deception or ‘pakhand’,Agnivesh was issued an arrest warrant by the Haryana court and the Supreme Court slammed Agnivesh for his irresponsible statement!
Telecom Minister,Kapil Sibal’s website ‘www.kapilsibalmp.com’ was hacked and the contents were altered to show the minister in poor light.The hacker group claimed it as a revenge against internet censorship.
Finally! BSY has resigned formally announcing to form a new party in Karnataka! The growing differences between BSY and his party within the last year came public when Yeddyurappa had favoured Pranab Mukherjee,the Congress Presidential Candidate,over his party’s choice,Jaswant Singh.He had also praised Sonia Gandhi’s political skills,leaving people speculate if Congress was his next option.Previously,July 5th was the date set by Yeddyurappa and his followers in the party to remove Gowda,the acting CM in Yeddyurappa’s absence as Yeddy was defending himself in the court of law against Scam allegations. BJP headquarters had declared that Yeddy will be made the CM only after he is given clean-chit from court.
Australian Cricketer,Ricky Ponting,the only batsman who could compete with Sachin Tendulkar,in terms of records,has declared his retirement from International Cricket,leaving behind a debate if its high time even Sachin should retire due to his age and continued failure to deliver !