Team Anna’s starting date of fast,25th July, coincides with Parliament’s Monsoon Session hence Delhi Police has denied permission to the team to hold their indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill and Corruption!
Mukhtar Ansari, an Independent MLA supported by the ruling Samajwadi Party, and Vijay Mishra of the SP are only released to attend Assembly proceedings and that’s the only outing allowed to them. Both are at present residents of government hospitals and are brought to the Assembly in ambulances.While Ansari is booked for murder, Mishra for attacking a BSP leader and while the country thinks they are serving their punishments, in reality,they got the liberty to attend yesterday’s grand lunch with Pranab Mukherjee.
Well, astonishingly in our country, people do not mind voting for criminals as well.
Since Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK party took over the government of Tamil Nadu from DMK, many senior DMK leaders and hundreds of party cadre have been put behind bars on land grab charges which DMK claims, is made-up while the ruling party says is based on genuine complaints. To protest against this , DMK supremo Karunanidhi decided to held “Fill the Jails” agitation,today.About 50,000 DMK cadres and leaders are participating in the protest and this includes Karunanidhi’s daughter,Kanimozhi and son,Stalin.Kanimozhi is out from jail, on bail, in the 2G Scam case and has got permission from court to participate in the protest !
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav has proposed that MLAs who do not have a car of their own should be allowed to buy a car within Rs 20 lakhs, using state funds, for survey work in their constituencies.After the 5 year term the car could be returned to the government or be bought by the MLA at a depreciated value.Most of the MLAs were happy the way they are ! Some expressed ideas of spending the money on development work of their constituencies rather than buying cars out of taxpayer’s money.
Well, it sounds astonishing that our politicians are bothered about the public and not themselves and that too in a state like Uttar Pradesh where the last Chief Minister,Mayawati, had spent lakhs and crores of state-fund to build her own and party symbol’s(elephant) monuments ,all over the state capital! 🙂
Yeddyurappa camp has set July 5 deadline to remove Sadananda Gowda who took over as the Chief Minister after Yeddyurappa was forced by BJP headquarters to put his papers own as Chief Minister till he comes out clear of Scam allegations on him.
Now that the BJP headquarters has cleared that till Yeddi gets a clean-chit he would not get his post of CM back, the Yeddy camp has come up with new demand of repalcing Gowda with Jagadish Shettar and also given an ultimatum of July 5th to the headquarters!
The biggest opposition party on national level seems to be suffering from internal rifts between its own leaders, be it Karnataka or Gujarat !
Today both Pranab Mukherjee and P.A.Sangma filed their nomination papers for the Prsidential Poll ! With almost all parties declaring their support to either of these two candidates, it is clear that Pranab Mukherjee is more likely to be the President. However, the twist in the tale remain intact with TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee not disclosing her preferred candidate out of the two contestants. She was supporting Dr Kalam to be the President who declined to contest and Ms Banerjee is now left with PA Sangma as the only option, as she has been against Pranab Mukherjee’s candidature.
Pakistani Interior Minister,Rehman Malik, rubbished 26/11 Mumbai terror attack plotter Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jindal’s claims of ISI’s involvement in the 26/11 attacks.Abu Jindal who was recently caught in Delhi Airport has revealed he was in Karachi Head-Quarters,dictating the terrorists who had entered Mumbai.On the contrary, Rehman Malik blamed Indian Home Minister, P. Chidambaram of “unnecessarily targeting ISI” and claimed that all the allegations against ISI,the intelligence agency of Pakistan, till now have been proven to be wrong.
Well, its like a small child getting caught doing mischief and even after knowing that he has been seen doing so ,denies allegations. Pakistan, as always, keeps denying to its invlovment in conspiracies against India.The question is how long will this continue ?