While the Finance Minister is about to quit on the 26th of the month and is busy collecting votes for his Presidential Poll, INR continues to fall against the US dollars to cross the all time low of Rs 57 !
PA Sangma, is so far, getting support from BJP , TMC , SAD ,BJD,AIADMK while Pranab Mukherjee , the contestant from UPA is getting JD(U) and Shiv Sena’s support and from Left parties (except for CPI). Pranab Mukherjee was initially making a clean sweep after Dr Kalam had rejected to contest but PA Sangma has taken the risk of resigning his co-founded party-NCP, to contest for the post. This was yesterday when officially even BJP, the second biggest national party had not declared their support him ! Even Pranab Mukherjee has resigned from the Finance Minister’s post to contest for the Presidential Poll but it looked well-planned but PA Sangma’s candidature was indeed a shocker. He is contesting at the cost of losing his founded party and even risking her daughter’s ministerial position under the UPA government.
Whosoever wins, out of the two, the one who will not, will really lose a lot !
Today, P A Sangma finally submitted his resignation to his party(National Congress Party) co-founder Sharad Pawar which has been accepted. Although he has taken a great risk by declaring to contest against UPA supported Pranab Mukherjee,as her daughter who is a serving minister in UPA government may be asked to quit the post and he himself quit NCP. BJP on the other hand knows NDA has parties like JD(U) and Shiv Sena who are backing Pranab Mukherjee and it would be tough to make Sangma win as the present status reveals UPA has better numbers favouring Pranab Mukherjee. It is upto BJP to give tough contest to Congress supporting Sangma, as he has the support of BJD and ADMK. TMC of UPA which has already declared they do not support Pranab can also be of help to Sangma. Whatever the result be , BJP being the biggest opposition ideally should put up a contest supporting Sangma !
As commoners all we can pray,may the deserving becomes the President of the country! 🙂
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Shiv Sena’s willingness to support Congress led UPA candidate,Pranab Mukherjee,in the Presidential Poll is believed to have been motivated by Congress’ offer to keep Narayan Rane, once in Shiv Sena and now in Congress (hence a friend turned foe) in check and minimize his opportunity to become Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Even in the last Presidential Poll, the Sena had supported UPA candidate ,Pratibha Patil claiming she was Marathi. In return,Narayan Rane who was a major contender for Maharashtra’s Chief Minister’s post suddenly got sidelined. 🙂 . Well, thats what we call politics !
Nobody can take away the benefits Congress is going to get if Pranab Mukherjee, the troubleshooter of the party, becomes the President of India. Serving the second term in alliance has been difficult for the UPA government led by Congress. If not all, at least Mamata Banerjee has never been thinking alike, rejecting many Congress decisions, including the recent issue of not supporting Pranab Mukherjee for Presidential Post.
In case there is any dispute between Mamata led TMC and Congress and they decide to split, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav would support the UPA government,as it seems till date. But Congress would rather prefer sticking to TMC till 2014 General Elections.
However, if and once Pranab Mukherjee becomes the President of India and as expected, if there is a mixed election result of 2014 , where both the UPA and NDA doubt clear win, it would be a call of the President and then all the present effort to push Pranab Mukherjee on President’s chair would yield results in favour of Congress ! No denying that all these are expectations and assumptions and only 2014 knows what it has in its bag for Indian Politics !
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, on Monday presided over a mass marriage ceremony at Tiruverkadu, a temple town on the outskirts of Chennai. 1006 couples got married here and the couples were blessed by ‘Amma’ (Jayalalitha) and were presented with he ‘mangalsutras’ in gold (four grams) and ‘mettis’ (toe-rings) in silver weighing six grams, the brides and grooms were given 28 types of gifts which included silk saris, dhotis, utensils and ‘kamakshi’ lamps. All the brides and bridegrooms were brought to Tiruverkadu on Saturday evening as ‘Amma’ wanted them and their relatives to avoid journeying by night. They came by state transport corporation buses, which were accompanied by a medical team.Amazingly, this mass wedding ceremony broke all caste barriers setting an example of equality among all.Yet amazing was, the state incurred about Rs 4.5 crores on this mass-wedding 😀 while the credit is encashed by the state governmet and the Chief Minister ‘Amma’. Public Money goes for a public welfare and the politicians get praised for doing what they are supposed to do ! 😀
Defence Minister, A.K.Antony’s wife has reportedly sold eight of her paintings to Airport Authority Of India for Rs 28 crores only 😀 . She has also donated 3.5 lakhs (probably out of this ) to her NGO which she runs for Cancer Patients(So generous 🙂 ).
Well,there is nothing wrong in being an artist (of class) and simultaneously being a wife of an Indian politician as that gives an edge to be able to demonstrate your art in a bigger social and political circle. Not all painters in India are that lucky to be able to sell there artwork for that high pricing. In fact there are many politicians in India, allegedly involved in Scams who can better ask their wives or children to start doing some art work (and nurture the hidden talent inside) and the Airport Authority and so many other government run offices are there to buy those artworks and paintings for lakhs and crores 🙂 .