Salman Rushdie,the controversial author of ‘Satanic Verses’ was scheduled to visit Kolkata to promote the movie ‘Midnight’s Children’ which is based on his book,along with actor Rahul Bose and film maker Deepa Mehta but had to cancel his visit after few muslim organizations opposed his arrival in the city.However,Salman Rusdie has tweeted that it was the chief minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee,who herself had asked the Kolkata Police to block his arrival. He has alleged that the city cops had warned the organizers about a protest planned against Rushdie’s visit.
While Anna Hazare has criticized the new draft of Lokpal Bill by the government, his team member ,Kiran Bedi,said it met most of the demands of a strong lokpal and is a baby step towards the same.Arvind Kejriwal , the ex-Team Anna member and the ‘Aam Aadmi Party’ chief has also declared his dissatisfaction with the new draft.
The name,Anna Hazare, got popular with the same Lokpal Bill issue which he wanted to be passed by the government, to curb down corruption in India and the same Lokpal Bill made him head a team called ‘ Team Anna’ and then differences of opinion made Arvind Kejriwal, a prominent Team Anna member split and launch his political party- the Aam Aadmi Party-a political solution to fight corruption in India and all this paced down the India Against Corruption Movement led by Anna.Now it seems like another key member Kiran Bedi has a difference of opinion with Anna.Hopefully,she sticks around with Anna. 🙂
The government,on the other hand, has not only been quite successful in curbing down the much-hyped ‘India Against Corruption Movement’ but has also successfully reduced the strength and impact of Anna and his Team.Kudos to the art of silence of our Prime Minister ‘Maun'(means silence in Hindi)mohan Singh,the India Against Corruption Movement slowly and yet steadily lost its leadership,pace,goal and ultimately the interest and support of usually reluctant to react- ‘Aam Aadmi'(common man). Well,the mystery remains unsolved if it was Team Anna itself or a clever brain of the Govt behind the sabotage of a world renowned movement led by Anna. 🙂
The newly appointed President of the opposition party BJP, Rajnath Singh, started his office with the protest against Union Home Minister,Sushil Kumar Shinde,who has created a controversy by stating that BJP and RSS camps are backing ‘Hindu Terror’.While,BJP has got enough reasons to demand apologies from Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh for Sushil Kumar Shinde’s statement,BJP also demanded immediate sacking of Shinde else battle be continued in the Parliament !
While, External Affairs Minister , Salman Khurshid and Digvijay Singh of Congress seem busy defending Union Home Minister,Sushil Kumar Shinde’s statement that training camps of BJP and RSS are promoting hindu terrorism and justify his statements,the biggest terror in India and for the common man of India (Aam Aadmi) is continuous price-hike.The bomb of price rise in petrol and diesel has been quite frequent and has automatically raised prices of basic necessities of living.To add on, the LPG cylinder numbers are capped( for subsidized rate benefits) and now the Railway Ticket Fares are also raised.
Well,more than the ‘Islam’ and ‘Saffron’ promoted terrorism it is the regular Price Hike terrorism which is slowly yet steadily killing us, the ‘Aam Aadmi’.All thanks to the UPA II camp which is backing the price-hike terror in India . 🙁
Congress has declared that Rahul Gandhi Vs Narendra Modi in 2014 General Elections is a ‘media joke‘ and that they have democratic procedure of electing a Prime Ministerial Candidate on behalf of the party . Well, Modi’s is yet another victory in Gujarat and Congress’ failure in Uttar Pradesh Elections where the campaign was led by Rahul Gandhi is self-explaining as to why Congress has no face to show Rahul Gandhi as competitor against Narendra Modi for prime ministerial post.
After two Indian soldiers were killed and one of them was beheaded,India and Pakistan conflict on the Line Of Control has started.Pakistan alleges that Indian army had entered in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and killed one of Pakistani soldiers prior to the incident of Indian soldiers being brutally murdered and also denied any involvement.Amid statements from ministers from both the countries,the firing from both sides of the LOC has continued.’Aman Ki Asha’ the phrase which defined a fresh attempt by both the countries to improve relations with each other after the Kargil War has again suffered a major set back.