As the Indian economy suffers under crisis, the government says it is fighting the slowdown with number of measures.Finance Minister, P Chidambaram is of the view that there are many countries with 0% growth rate while India is still maintaining 5-6 % growth and that was great. The Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, said that a GDP growth of 5.7 per cent in FY14 would indicate that the economy is on a rebound.
Numbers are numbers. Aren’t they ? If numbers could give all the Indians two meals a day, we would have been the happiest economy.The ground reality is altogether different. You feel the pinch with the rising prices of the day-to-day things you buy while the earnings remain stuck at what it were an year back .
Thanks to the genius economists in the government , at least on papers, we will continue to grow. 🙂
BJP’s Andhra Pradesh unit, in order to show the popularity of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, is collecting a registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend a public meeting to be addressed by its election campaign committee chief (Modi)in Hyderabad on August 11.Interestingly,keeping in mind Modi’s following in the virtual world, the registration is available online and the party claims, about 40,000 people have already registered and the party hopes that it will go up to at least 70,000.The fund so collected is going for relief of Uttarakhand flood victims.
Now,that sounds like a bold step to check the ground reality of the magic of NaMo mantra floating in the virtual and media world . 🙂
NaMo Fans happy ?
Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, a suspect in the Bofors scam,that gave Congress real tough time for decades, has died of a heart attack in Milan.in 2011, CBI had dropped the cases against him declaring lack of evidence however the former CBI chief ,Joginder Singh,claimed the investigating body was in tremendous pressure from the government while probing the bofors scam. Quattrocchi allegedly acted as a middleman in the scam and his closeness to the Gandhi family and success in evading trial in India have long raised questions on whether he was shielded by the Congress.
While officially, he was no more threat to the Congress after CBI dropped the cases against him,still, the unofficial chance of knowing the exact truth of Bofors Scam seem to have been buried with the death of Quattrocchi.
In an interview to Reuters,Gujarat’s CM , Narendra Modi claimed he was innocent in the Gujarat riots.To add on he said while driving if a puppy comes under the wheel, it will be painful and that even he is a human being. If something bad happens anywhere, it is natural to be sad.
Congress and other parties were quick to pick up the analogy and hit out at him for using the puppy word in the context of the riots while BJP was busy defending the statement by Modi.
Chak De India promoted Hockey and it got dearer to Indian since then although it was an important sport 2 decades back.
Bhag Milkha Bhag is expected to promote athletics of the nation.Previously,Paan Singh Tomar had promoted the same.
Prior to that, Apne was all about Boxing and Bend it Like Beckham and Goal promoted football . There are many more movies which are a reason why the Indians are thinking beyond cricket.
But is bollywood’s impact limited to Sports ? 😉
Digvijaya Singh , senior leader of Congress,popular for his irrelevant political statement in the media , is back again.He claimed in an interview that Rajnath Singh the current President of the major opposition party,BJP, played a second fiddle to the then Party President , Nitin Gadkiri and then replaced him and now he is being the 2nd man to Modi and if BJP wins,he will replace Modi,as well.
Well, that is all an assumption from Mr.Singh . What about his aspirations ? After all, even he has been a politician since ages.Even he may be thinking of being an important man to his party, as second fiddle to the top-man of his party ! Who knows ? 😀
Union Minister,Beni Prasad,who was once great friends with SP head,Mulayam Singh Yadav, has again made a controversial statement against him saying SP is dreaming to become the PM but they are not even fit to sweep PM’s residence.The Congress spokesperson has declared this may be Beni’s personal view and not Congress’ .
SP with 21 MPs matters a lot for the UPA govt after TMC and DMK has left the alliance and Beni Prasad’s repeated attack on SP may surely turn things worse between Congress and SP.Point is,do these elderly leaders really make such comments out of frustration or are these just part of some political plan and strategy ?