Dilip Sananda,a Congress MLA from Vidarbha, had been lending money to farmers at high rates and he and his family was accused of harassment of farmers for loan-recovery.Retaliating to the harassment, one of th farmers tried lodging a police complaint against the MLA and Vilashrao Deshmukh,allegedly instructed zilla parishad officials not to take complaints against his friend.The farmer then took the case to Bombay High Court which stated against the state government and asked Deshmukh to pay a fine of Rs 25000.Deshmukh appealed to the Supreme Court which not only ruled against him but also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakhs.The court has directed Marine Drive police to file a report after an inquiry,by June11.
March 30th-Mamata Banerjee adds one English Daily after continued pressure by CPM and civic bodies. However,she gives the same rebuttal on the matter,refering it as a systematic move to malign the government.
If one frequents state-run libraries in Bengal and follows newspapers there, he/she has to develop ‘free thinking’ and the TMC government has initiated steps to promote free thinking by banning ‘Politically Motivated’ Newspapers and dailies in the state-run libraries. Leading Bengali Newspapers ‘Ananda Bazar’ and ‘Bartaman’ are among the newspapers which wont be available in any state-run libraries,considering that they hamper free thinking of readers. However,both these newspapers are not owned by any political party. Interestingly, there are 8 newspapers available for readers which include Bengali newspaper-Sangbad Pratidin, which is owned by TMC (RS) MP,Sanmarg- a hindi newspaper,owned by Vivek Gupta,elected as Rajya Sabha (MP) on TMC ticket.CPM mouthpiece,Ganashakti,is banned categorically.
It seems Bengal has to follow Gandhiji’s principle of 3 monkeys for the TMC Government- ‘Bura Mut Dekho,Bura Mut Suno,Bura Mut Kaho'(Dont see,listen or talk bad)
Akhilesh Yadav has transfered most of the cops posted by Mayawati Government! The cops appointed are either new or known faces.
Guess, he believes ‘Better Be Safe , Than Sorry !
As per the directions of the new Chief Minister of U.P. ,Akhilesh Yadav, officials in Uttar Pradesh are working overtime to prepare a feasibility report for Metro and Mono Rails to link major cities of Uttar Pradesh which is due to be submitted within 3 weeks. After a long time,some chief minister is talking about infrastructural development of the biggest and politically, the most important state of India.Let us hope to see substantial developments in the state after the end of ‘monumental-development’, in the state.
BJP’s senior leader ,Sushma Swaraj , JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam,were among the leading members of parliament who raised their voice against Team Anna for their language, they use to refer the MPs and MLAs, in public gatherings! Sushma Swaraj declared Team Anna’s language unpardonable.
Kingfisher Airlines with a total debt of Rs 7,000 crore (approx) and accumulated losses of about Rs 6,000 crores,has reduced dozens of flights.It is yet to pay salary of staff hired and to add on to the worries,Civil Aviation Minister, Ajit Singh, has warned Chairman Vijay Mallya to pay his dues in order to keep flying.
Series of RTI applications have disclosed that the first woman President of the nation has undertaken 12 foreign trips covering 22 countries across four continents since assuming office on July 2007 and has another 4 months of office and a trip to South Africa, to travel.Interestingly,her traveling expenses are the highest among all other presidents of India,so far.