Expressing his assurance on FDI in retail which got approved by the parliament,Prime Minister,Dr Manmohan Singh said that FDI would benefit both the farmers and consumers and that the farmers organization in Punjab had strongly supported FDI in retail.
Well, forget about an average farmer, even half of the percentage of literate India cannot point out the exact benefit and demerit of Foreign Direct Investment in Retail Trade ! Can we ?
A senior citizen private contractor was repeatedly slapped by a MNS corporator ,Nitin Nikam, publicly.He was hit for delays in water pipeline repair and the party argued that the private contractors do no do their work properly despite taking public money.Mr Nikam argued that the act of slapping was the ‘MNS way’ to explain things when people do not listen to talks! The party has not seeked any apology for the public display of ‘MNS way’by its corporator. No one opposed the act be other political parties or the police or govt !
Swami Agnivesh was attacked by activists of local organization of Bhopal-Sanskriti Bachao Manch, for his remarks on Amarnath shrine which is a Hindu Pilgrimage since ages. The incident took place after a programme to launch the Maila Mukti Yatra in which Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Madhya Pradesh C.M. Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also present. The group forced him to take off his saffron apparel and tried to remove his headgear till the security personal intervened and saved Swami Agnivesh. For disrespecting the religious sentiments of Hindus who consider the ice stalagmite formation as Shivling and pay a visit to seek blessings, as religious deception or ‘pakhand’,Agnivesh was issued an arrest warrant by the Haryana court and the Supreme Court slammed Agnivesh for his irresponsible statement!
Two editors of Zee News Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia got arrested and were sent to two-day police custody, in the ‘Jindal Extortion Case’.Industrialist Naveen Jindal has alleged them of trying to extort money from him to suppress news against Jindal Group.Jindal Groups’ officials had done a sting operation on Zee News editors trying to negotiate a deal to suppress the news.Soon,Naveen Jindal released the video in public and filed a case against Zee News.This has ignited the debate over whether there is a need for regulation of the media. Paid news is becoming a shameful fact of journalism and news reporting and the Media is surely going through a Credibility Crises because after all even Media Houses are running their show for monetary benefits.Who can assure the Media Houses do not manipulate the truth ?
In a country like ours where corruption has penetrated inside day-to-day life of commoners,can the Media be spared without scrutiny ?
Regardless,’Aam Aadmi Party’ be successful in 2014 Elections,at least, the country has some hope intact. Congress has got enough chance since independence,BJP does not seem that promising and a Third-Front formed by several small parties has always been a disaster in the past.
Quite contrary to the expectation of MNS and Shiv Sena joining hands after Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena Chief expired, last week, the Raj Thackeray led, MNS, has opposed Balasaheb’s Memorial at the Shivaji Park and has instead proposed Indu Mill for the Memorial.This has brought both the parties into tussle mode again and assuring the world that Late Bal Thackeray’s efforts to unite his son, Uddhav Thackeray and nephew,Raj Thackeray, has failed ultimately.