BJP the major opposition party is struggling for a leader with L.K Advani, Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari being three bosses running in their own directions and to add on NDA ally party JD(U)’s Nitish Kumar is also hopeful of being the candidate and he has been constantly discouraging Narendra Modi’s candidature ! It looks like a rat race so far !
After the abrupt ending of the fast , Anna announced the possibility of his Team going on political stage to overthrow corrupt government ! It is quite possible that like many decisions, Anna took in the past, were guided by his Team members – Prashant Bhushan , Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai, to name a few , even this one may be promoted by his Team ! Well, it is not a bad idea , in the practical sense as both the UPA and NDA has lost its credit in the common man’s eye and nobody would mind a 3rd party, provided it wins with majority !
Keshubhai , the former Chief Minister of Gujarat and arch rival of Modi was being threatened by the BJP headquarters to stop commenting against Narenndra Modi , time and again . However, shocking the BJP and the nation, Keshubhai Patel has decided to take his fight against Modi to the next level by not only leaving BJP but also deciding to form a new political party in Gujarat,ahead of polls !
Right from day one , India has been in news in London Olympics 2012 and yes not for chances of winning medals but for a ‘mystery woman’ from India walking ahead of athletes in the parade during the inauguration ceremony, as if she were an official representative.Madhura Nagendra-the mystery woman, selected for some formal inaugural Indian Dance gave India a controversial start and a reason to be highlighted in news . In a week’s time , between expected disastrous performances in different sports from the athletes , came two controversial decisions against Indian Boxers , Sangwan and Krishan -Reasons to raise voice against and crib about ! Indeed! These decisions ,so vague, do matter but what about the losses in archery,shooting,hockey,tennis and badminton ? The fact remains that where China and the USA are competing with 42 and 43 medals on number 1 and 2 , India(world’s 2nd largest population) stands on number 35 with only 2 medals and neither of the two is gold ! Excluding these controversial decisions, where does India stand ?Are the players to be blamed or the national administration taking care of sports department ? Are we responsible for not taking any sport more serious than Cricket ?The fact is – It is the athletes who need to perform exceptional to lift the morale of the government, the intention of the sponsors and the confidence of the nation!It was because of exceptional performance of Indian Hockey Team and players like Dhyan Chand that India considered hockey as its national game after independence. Today, boxing is considered an important sport just because of boxers like Vijender Singh Beniwal or Mary Kom have done exceptionally well to make the government and the nation divert brains towards the sport and the opportunities! If today Cricket is considered a religion Team India God’s , it is because the players gave us a reason to be proud winning World Cup twice and numerous other trophies ! Cribbing about few decisions going against Indian athletes cannot hide the fact they are not competent enough and that is the most primary fact !
As per the data of household expenditure prepared by NSSO , poverty level in the country has come down to 26 percent from 29.8 percent in 2009-10.Planning Commission’s chairman , Montek Singh Ahluwalia said poverty level has come down drastically compared to what it was in 2000 !
Statistical data can show India as a poverty-free country in the coming years,big deal? But the ground level reality is far behind those mathematical calculations !