INDIAN LIBERALS ARE horrified. A Governor of the Reserve Bank of India has resigned. It is the biggest blow ever for Indian economy. It will collapse. India will go begging in the international community. The country will be ruined.
But was India not begging the World Bank and IMF before?
Liberals: Oh, that was different. It was before Indira Gandhi ‘hataoed’ all ‘Garibi’ (removed all poverty) in the country. One press of the button and her son Rajiv Gandhi swept India into the 21st Century and prepared for the conversion of the entire country into more progressive faiths than the reactionary and backward Hinduism.
Liberals: But RBI governors had resigned before.
Dr Y.V. Reddy had resigned during Congress-led UPA-1 government (Sep 05, 2008).
A Ghose had resigned after differences with Rajiv Gandhi Government.
within 20 days after his appointment, on February 4, 19885.
M. Narasimham had resigned on May 02, 1977 after being for just six months in office as RBI Governor. He was appointed only on November 30, 77.
N. C. Sen Gupta was RBI Governor only from May 19, 1975 to August 19, 1975 a’ He tendered his resignation after just three months.
Dr Man Mohan Singh too did not complete his three year term as the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi had removed him on January 14, 1985.
Amitav Ghosh replaced him, but lasted only for about 20 days.
R.N. Malhotra took over from Ghosh.
Dr Manmohan Singh as the then Finance Minister in P.V. Narasimha Rao Government removed S Venkitaramnan as RBI Governor. Venkitaramnan. an ex- IAS officer. was in the post for only one year as Dr Singh wanted C Rangarajan as RBI Governor
But the new Governor Shaktikanta Das, also ex-IAS, is an MA in History. He is not from St. Stephens or Doon School, which means he is illiterate.
Liberals, Please Google and find out the educational qualifications of all ex-Governors of RBI and all politicians in India who were in power at some time or the other.
And also as why an old man was preferred over a Stephanean graduate with Wharton (USA) degree of MBA to the CM of Rajasthan.
Liberals: Anyone who says this is a Modi Bhakt (devotee), communal and…..
THE DEFEAT OF the Bharatiya Janata Party in three Hindi hinterland States of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan not only spelt the revival of the Congress Party which was almost becoming extinct, but may also be a trailer for the 2019 parliamentary election
Political analysts are busy listing the reasons for the failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP’s main leader. Neutral observers feel Modi’s party lost because non-issues like renaming of cities and roads, rebuilding of Ram temple in Ayodhya, pro-Hindutva acts like cow vigilantism, raised by the fringe elements in the party, became dominant and stole headlines.
It cannot be denied that Modi remained silent and did not check these fringe groups – perhaps because he has to depend on them in elections. Though he himself attacked the Congress only politically and on ideology, there were too many loose cannons in the BJP and the government shooting their mouths off.
On the other hand the Congress, ruled by a dynasty, has to depend only on one family as
it does not belong to any of its numerous caste-factions which consider defeating each other more important than being democratic as against dynastic.
The common man in India understands abusive language better than anything else and Congress leaders indulged in calling Modi a thief, bluffer, chaiwala (tea-seller) low-born (neech aadmi) and worse. The illiterate voters understands only gutter language and it is only they who vote. Educated ‘intellectuals’ enjoy the holiday and think politics is ‘dirty’
So the dynasty sycophants won and Modi Bhaakts lost. The rural voter. cannot understand that ‘Bhakti’
(devotion) is better than boot-licking and that a tea seller being PM is a tribute to democracy, (as against all grass-root level hard work and sacrifice being preferred to loyalty to the dynasty).
Modi did not lose the three states because of the 2002 ‘massacre in Gujarat’ ,or demonetisation. Renaming cities that glorified autocrats and invaders is a big crime, as is installing the Statue of Unity.
Congress-led genocide of Sikhs in1984, and the Army attacking the Golden Temple did not stop the dynasty coming back to power in Punjab or a Sikh minister embracing the Pak army chief, belittling his own CM as “only an Army captain” while Rahul was the captain of the whole nation as the grandson of Feroze belonged to the Dynasty. While Gujarat riot cases resulted in convictions, Congress rewards a Sikh genocide ‘hero’
Several WhatsApp groups received the following post, by a Modi ‘Bhakt‘ obviously,(only slightly edited):
MODI LOST BECAUSE OF 100 MISTAKES ‘opposed’ by those who go to Pakistan and seek help to depose India’s PM, who back J&K stone-pelters and want black money and Swiss bank accounts to remain untouched.
These elements openly appealed to one community, backed casteism and relied on anti-Hindu vote banks. That, of course, is secular!
Modi’s 100 mistakes are:
1. Surgical Strike against Pakistan which they disliked and questioned.
2. Implementation of the historic GST scheme which they kept in cold storage
3. Demonetization which hit their stashed wealth
4. Providing bullet proof jackets to the Indian Army
5. Providing modern weapons to the Armed Forces
6. Providing electricity to 18450 villages which leads to development, as they want backwardness – their main source of votes
7. Introducing Ayushman Bharat medical insurance
8. Not letting the terrorists into India like the UPA government
9. Opting for generic medicines
10. Reducing the prices of stents
11. Mainiaining good relations with Russia, USA and China
12. Providing employment through ‘Make In India‘ scheme
13. Having not a single corruption charge in four years of government
14. Making a Dalit the President of India when Rahul claims to be a ‘januadhari’ Brahmin
15. Making a woman India’s Defence Minister
16. Making an Olympic medalist as Sports Minister and promoting sports
17. Working 18 hours a day for the nation
18. Striving towards making India known and respected all over the world
19. Providing 33 % reservation for women in police department
20. Repaying Rs 2 lakh crore loan taken by the UPA government with interest
21. Making India a lending nation from a loan-receiving nation
22. Detecting three lakh shell companies thanks to GST
23. Controlling black money
24. Curbing stone pelting with note ban
25. Detecting thousands of crores of illegal trade by linking Aadhaar and PAN
26. Providing subsidy to Khadhi industry employees of and saving Rs 150 cr.
27. Breaking the backbone of urban terrorists and naxalites
28. Finding the missing 500 students and uniting them with their family
29. Detecting 13,000 fake teachers
30. Deleting 1.43 crore fake ration cards from Tamil Radu alone
31. Working towards ban on cow slaughter
32. Improving bonds with Japan
33. Bullet train project
34. Securing highest number of medals in Asian Games
35. Distributing LPG to five crore poor families through Ujwala Yojana
36. Doubling MSP on several agricultural products
37. Closing 250 fake companies
38. Launching digital India and easy and quick money transfer
39. Starting Swacch Bharat to promote cleanliness
40. Launching Skill India programme
41. Giving special package to agriculture
42. Introducing NITI Ayog
43. Enhancing India’s security
44. Strengthening international ties
45. Initiating Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao schemes
46. Making India the world’s third highest electricity producer
47. Making crores bank account holders through the Jan Dhan scheme
48. Drive to voluntarily forego LPG subsidy
49. Saffronising 22 states
50. Supporting women empowerment
51. Introducing the Smart City scheme
52. Launching Sukanya Samrudhi Yojana
53. Reintroducing Kisan Vikas Patra
54. Subsidising agricultural equipment
55. Making India a mobile-phone making hub
56. Communicating with people in Man Ki Baat and on his website
57. Subsidising fertilizers
58. Getting World Yoga Day accepted
59. Imposing death penalty for rapists of children
60. Bringing the girl child under Indra Dhanush scheme
61. Establishing AIIMS hospitals throughout India
62. Covering 50 crore people under Modi medicare
63. Making progress in Clean Ganga plan
64. Implementing One Rank One Pension in defence services
65. Spreading and modernizing BSNL which was on the verge of closure
66. Reducing Air India’s losses and trying to revive it
67. Electrifying ALL Indian village though Deen Dayal Upadhya Gram Jyoti scheme
68. Reaching nuclear agreements with Russia, Japan, Canada and France
69. Modernising Indian Railways and making it profitable
70. Indian Postal Payment Bank
71. Getting Naxals into the mainstream
72. Solar power schemes all over India
73. Using Israeli military techniques in India
74. Improving diplomatic ties throughout the world
75. reducing corruption in government
76. Seizing Dawood Ibrahim’s assets
77. Striving to make India free from dynasty rule
78. Linking Aadhaar to bank account and thus monitoring fraudulent transactions
79. Enhancing Indian Air Force’s role in India
80. Negotiating with China in Doklam
81. Trying to get back money stashed in Swiss Banks
82. Making India open-defecation free
83. Providing visa on arrival to several countries reciprocally.
84. Reviving plans to link rivers to control floods
85. Trying to ban triple talaq
86. Trying to construct Ram Mandir
87. Making air travel popular – taking India ahead in aviation
88. PM Mudra Yojana in banks
89. Cancelling Haj Subsidy
90. Increasing/doubling the tax base and making more file IT returns
91. Increasing the speed of highway construction like never before
92. Fasal Bhima Yojana (crop insurance)
93. Earning respect for India in the international community
94. Uranium deal with Australia
95. Raising the salary of Grameen Daak Sevaks through 7th pay commission
96. Increasing number of bunkers on the Indo-Pak borders
97. Signing deals to create an anti-nuclear shield for India.
98. Starting 2+2 talks with USA
99. Making India’s economy world’s fastest growing
100. He or the President visiting countries never visited, or the first time in decades.
There are hundreds of more schemes implemented by Narendra Modi which the Congress could never do in its 60 years of rule.
Modi, while striving to make India a Vishwaguru forgot that we are mentally slaves who like dynasty rule.
All we want are freebies promised by the Congress using your and my tax money, not the leaders’ wealth. The big business evades taxes and makes more money by bribing politicians whose minor children too are millionaires without working.
There are many people inside the Congress party working hard for the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sanjay (Anpadh, gawar) Nirupam has now joined their ranks.
The most prominent among them is Mani (Neech Admi) Sankar (chaiwala) Iyer who contributed most to Modi’s victory by calling him a lowly tea seller and asking him to serve tea at the next Congress session.
Renuka (hahaha) Choudhary opens her mouth against Modi only to add to the votes he would win in the next election.
Both the defectors (Renuka from Telugu Desam and Nirupam from Shiv Sena) had used foul language against Congress earlier – and made it win. Now they joined Congress and are using foul language to help Modi win.
Shashi (Hindu Pakistani) Tharoor absuses Modi for advocating Hinduism and then circulates a video on why he is a Hindu. Congress has coalition with Muslim League and has helped Razakars (those who wanted Nizam’s state – now Telangana – to join Pakistan) start a party – Majlis Ittehadul-Muslumeen (MIM) and calls itself secular by slaughtering a cow in public and holding a beef party in Kerala.
A Congress leader who promised the post of a judge to a woman lawyer in return for sexual favours talks of the importance of judiciary!
Congress lawyers argue court cases favouring triple talaak and nikah halala and play vote bank politics of giving IDs and ration cards overnight to migrants (to show them as citizens).
And they call for advancement of minorities! They declare Rahul is a ‘janaudhaari’ Brahmin though the grandson of Feroze never had an Upanayanam (thread ceremony).
Decades of Congress rule in India resulted in a political culture of treating political rivalsasenemies.
Obviously Rahul’s only qualification is that he is son of Rajiv, who they swear by.
After all the symbol of Bharatiya Janata Party is Rajiv (lotus) and the mother of Indira ‘Gandhi’ was Kamala (also lotus).
CORRUPTION IS in the news again. Or rather, it has never been out of it in India, giving rise to the question, “Are we a corrupt country?” The latest scandal involving Punjab National Bank and other public sector banks has only brought that question into focus.
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime was known for the largest number of scams and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Bharatiya JanataParty came to power mainly on the plank of ridding the country of corruption. The AIDMK campaigned against DMK on the issue of corruption, won only to became equally known for corruption.
Though the NDA government boasts to be free from corruption at ministers’ level it cannot claim the administration is completely honest and that no government official takes bribes any more.
In pre-Independence India Mahatma Gandhi removed an aide suspecting that he misappropriated money, Incidentally (or is it ironically?) the secretary was named Advani. A former Janata Party governor who was in the freedom movement told me this and wanted in-depth research to bring out the facts.
Then Gandhiji himself removed a Chief Minister of C.P. and Berar at Nagpur, Dr. N. B. Khare (who later joined Hindu Mahasabha), suspecting some financial irregularities and brought in an outsider from Allahabad, Kailas Nath Katju as CM in Nagpur. That Katju did not know the names of some of his own ministers was the joke in those days.
One of the earliest scandals to figure in Parliament was the Jeep Scandal during Jawaharlal Nehru’s second term. Though corruption was not as rampant as it is today, it was known that many government officers’ “other income” was more than their salary and it was accepted as normal.
The main reason for corruption is that there is no social stigma attached to it. No one was socially boycotted or looked down upon because of taking bribes, as long as he was rich. On the other had if one was an MLA or MP or Minister for a considerable period and still did not make millions, he is looked down upon as inefficient or incompetent.
The most honest Chief Ministers also had the shortest terms – Comrade Ram Kishan of Punjab, S. R.Kanthi of Karnataka, T. Prakasam of Andhra and Kailas Joshi of MP are examples.
Winning elections needed crores of rupees and money was collected though corruption. If a fraction of it went into politicians’ pockets it is nothing unusual. Or wrong. Es. We are a corrupt people. We even try to bribe god with offerings in return for favours.
A widely circulated post following the Rs.2 billion scam in Punjab National Bank says:
DIARY OF A BANK FRAUD
(1) A Minister has a talk with a bank’s Executive Director
(2) The ED calls the Chief General Manager
(3) The CGM has a briefing with the DGM
(4) The DGM talks to the Branch Manager
(5) A blank loan application is put up. It contains only the beneficiary’s name, and loan amount. No other details are available.
(6) No credit appraisal is done. No unit visit is made.
(7) Loan is sanctioned by a Special Committee or through the Credit Hub – so that no individual officer can be held responsible if the loan goes bad.
(8) A Manager or Asst Manager signs the loan papers.
(9) The loan goes bad almost immediately after issue.
(10) Additional loans are sanctioned to help the “business” become profitable. (Although there is no actual business).
(11) Auditors point it out. Audit report is put up to the Board, but not discussed.
(12) Next year there is another Audit observation. But auditors are assured that “everything” will be “taken care of”.
(13) Next year the Auditors’ contract is renewed. The Audit observation is re-phrased as “loan renewed due to system error”.
(14) In the fourth year, the Inspection Team points it out after the loan has become a Loss Asset.
(15) Other related bad loans are re-structured as per the advice of the Inspection Team.
(16) In the fifth year, the Inspection Team finds that the loan beneficiary has vanished, and the company is untraceable.
(17) Head of Inspection Department edits and re-phrases the Inspection Report. He feels that inspectors should focus on the overall profitability of the Bank and not on the individual fraud cases.
(18) In the sixth year, Inspection Report mentions that adequate Provisions have been made, and there was no threat to the Bank.
(19) In the seventh year, another Inspection Team finds out that the same loan beneficiary has taken another sixteen such loans, all of which have gone bad.
(20) Head Office tells the Inspection Team that their findings are inconsistent with earlier findings, and advises them to re-draft the Report.
(21) When Inspection Team writes the same findings again, they are told that unless they “improve” their quality of work, they may get transferred to Guwahati and they may find it difficult to even get a promotion.
(22) Inspection Reports are then finalised at the Head Office.
(23) The next year Government changes. The new Minister wants an enquiry.
(24) The Assistant Manager, who had signed the loan papers, gets suspended. (He is assured that he would be suitably reinstated after the initial storm dies down.)
(25) The DGM gets promoted as GM. The CGM gets promoted as ED. And the Executive Director
The Rs.2 billion Punjab National Bank fraud by Nirav Modi and Vijaya Mallya cheating banks of hundreds of crores are only the tip of the iceberg. Scores of other scams will come out soon,
They have occurred mostly during the UPA rule.And yet Congress uses them as sticks to beat Narendra Modi with as they came to light during NDA rule.
Modi’s fault, perhaps, was that he exposed them. He should have remained silent like his predecessor, ‘Maun’ Mohan Singh.
RAM NATH KOVIND HAS BEEN ELECTED THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA WITH A HUGE majority. The ‘communal’ upper-caste BJP had made another ‘Dalit’ the President.
Meira Kumar, put up by the ‘united’-(only over 130 cross votes)-Opposition for her caste (belonging to a ‘Dalit’ or oppressed caste) and her dynasty (daughter of Jagjivan Ram, for long THE face of the Dalits in Congress party and a minister for decades) has proved, by getting over 34 per cent votes, that caste still counts, but is not the determining factor.
The political culture the Congress party nurtured has made it a dominant feature of Indian politics. So it was no surprise that a photograph that went viral over social of media (see above) mentions the caste of senior BJP leader Advani (expected by many to be next President), the President-elect and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It did not matter that 1,581 voters with a criminal record voted in the election. Out of them 3,640 are “crorepati MPs” (millionaires). The Association for Democratic Reforms has revealed that out of the 4.852 MPs/MLAs eligible to participate in the election 1581 (33%) members have declared criminal cases against themselves in self-sworn affidavits.
The role of big money in “democratic” elections everywhere need not be stressed. Add to this the coercive power of those with musclemen working for them and the three ‘C’s of Indian politics – Caste, Cash and Coercion – become evident.
In earlier posts I called writing on politics “scavenging with pen”. As a journalist I hated to be known to Ministers and those in power, though contacts matter in the profession. And yet many of my posts are about politics – mostly Indian. Politics pervade every aspect of life in this developing country.
Reason, ideology and welfare of the majority have no role in it. According to Congress Modi is the Prime Minister of the BJP-led coalition and not India. Opposition it thinks, has to support China or even the terrorists. Electoral politics have fallen to this level.
Will Kovind be a “People’s President” in these tragic circumstances?
YOU ARE THE TOP SUPPORTER OF ANY IDEOLOGY OR POLITICAL PARTY (though parties have nothing to do with ideology today) if you have contributed most to their victory and help groups on whose support the party comes to power.
JUST WHEN YOU ARE RESIGNED TO THE FACT THAT ALMOST NO ONE reads your blog posts, someone surprises you with a comment.
Five days ago I wrote about the bonanza of development Nagpur, “the heart of India” as the country’s central point, is about to get due, not to the long overdue industrialisation but to the enforcement of GST from July 1.
Not one Nagpurian seems to have read it, as none reacted, though links to the blog were sent to many. Suddenly I learnt it was the 100th. I felt ‘UnstoppaleAfterSeventy’ was ‘stoppable’ after 100. So I stopped writing.
A VIDEO OF CANARY WHARF, THE BANKING HUB OF LONDON, showing the electronic marquee with flashing letters that said ‘Modi wins landslide victory in India’s biggest state‘ was posted to many by a friend.
It did make me proud …and also set me thinking.
If Modi’s win in UP is flashed in London bank street it is only because UK banks get big money from India. In USA most people think we ‘Injuns’ live on trees and are beggars. Perhaps 90 pc of people in US and Europe would not know who Modi is. His coming to power was a small item on inside pages there.
Their ignorance is as much, if not more, than that in remote rural India. Western channels including Nat Geo show ONLY the negative side of India. Switching on NG recently, I found a documentary on India showing cows lazily chewing the cud sitting on crowded roads.
True India became more noticed after Modi’s whirlwind tour of the world and the recent launching of 104 satellites into space on a single launch vehicle by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). It ‘shocked’ the CIA chief in the US and made others take note.
At that time there was news of the ISRO chief had saying ISRO had sought Government clearance to launch a space station. The Congress must have got two reactions to it ready – one against and the other for the space station idea.
If the clearance is given, Diggy Raja (Digvijay Singh) would say that poverty and starvation still exist in India with Modi doing nothing but sleep over the people’s problems, which were more important than the space station.
If the permission was denied, someone like Abhishek Sanghvi would immediately allege the Modi Government was against science and modernity and was taking the country back into the stone age.
They found fault with attempts to eradicate black money. The surgical strike on Pakistan was criticised. Opening of crores of bank accounts for the poor was assailed.The diplomatic offensive against Pakistan was derided. They patronise Vijay Mallyas, but blame Modi for it
Even the movements for cleanliness, rural toilets and girls’ education were ridiculed. Dozens of such examples can be given.
In sharp contrast, Vajypayee praised Indira Gandhi as Durga when she helped liberate Bangladesh. Within weeks of Modi coming to power he was asked why money stashed abroad was not brought back. The DDs (dynasty devotees) do not say why ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan went on for years, with only the dynasty’s poverty removed.
True cows on streets, filth all around, offices and buildings inaccessible to handicapped people, lakhs living in slums, caste system and many such problems still exist in India. (Don’t add “despite 67 years of Congress rule”. The dynasty did prosper.)
The new government, only half-way though its first term, cannot set everything right overnight. That it has started is obvious, except to the blind. The Opposition thinks it is its duty to put hurdles in its way, to ensure that it fails.
We have to set our house in order for the world to admire India. That day will come.
(Headline: Those who called Gujaratis ‘donkeys’ get the kick)
The Gujarat twins were called donkeys – and so they administered the kick
INDIAN TEST CRICKETER IRFAN PATEL, it is said, was once asked by a Pakistani girl how he was playing for India though he was a Muslim. A Muslim player of another country once scored well in a match and, after a prayer to ‘Khuda’ on the ground, said all Muslims of the world would be proud of his achievement.
This failure to see that religion and the game have no link could be attributed to the politics of hatred and fanaticism promoted by Pakistan for its own survival, as it was born out of such hatred. But it is shocking to see Indian politicians using the same logic.
Bahujana Samaj Party supremo Mayawati insulted all the Muslims of Uttar Pradesh and India on March 11 when she said the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were all rigged Continue reading Parties Insult Voters
WAS IT THE ‘BETTER-RED-THAN -DEAD’ philosopher Bertrand Russel who said, “If you are sixteen and not a Communist you have no heart. If you are sixty and still a Communist, you have no head”?
Whoever has said it is absolutely correct. Young hearts are moved by inequality in the society, poverty and helplessness which exist in all countries, though to varying degrees. It is easy to believe that liberalism (Americans equate it with Communism) is the only answer.
Soon ‘leftism’ becomes a dogma. Comrades are split into many groups. One took orders from the Chinese Communist Party and another from the Soviet Union. Another, founded by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, kept itself alive on the myth that he was still alive. Some more believe that by killing poor police constables and innocent people, the proletariat, they would achieve ‘power through the barrel of the gun’ just because Mao said so.
Everyone is free to think and express as long as it is not a crime. Gurmehar Kaur is right in being not afraid of ABVP. She is free to say her father was killed by India’s war and not by Pakistan’s terrorism. She is free to think India should seek peace even when thousands of Indians get killed in hundreds of terrorist incidents and scores of Indian youth are getting radicalised.
She has freedom of expression, as her supporters say. But they deny the same freedom to those who oppose her views. Sehwag saying his bat scored and not he is ‘trolling’. Tharoor says so simply because she is against ABVP and so is he
No doubt violence by ABVP is to be condemned. Also that by the comrades against it.
The ABVP expelled and sought police against two members who had attacked the Ramjas College students when they glorified a man shouting slogans that India should break up and be destroyed because it executed a man convicted for attacking Parliament.
Older people may remember Youth Congress special trains whose passengers, going to a Congress party convention, used to loot shops at each railway station. As such a train approached, the shopkeepers used to pull down shutters.
Did Congress take any action against them? It did not expel its own ‘leaders’ who killed or instigated crowds to kill, thousands of Sikhs after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. But it harps on riots that followed the Godhra carnage just because Modi was in power in Gujarat.
Gurmehar, a Sikh, may not have been born when 1984 anti-Sikh riots were led by Congress leaders. Or she did not condemn them as she calls herself a “Lion that roars only once.” Only once against India and Hindus, not again.
How many of those condemning ‘trolling of Gurmehar Kaur’ now had condemned the Sikh genocide then? Javed Akhtar is a great poet. He finds anyone who opposes Gurmehar Kaur an ‘illiterate’. All leftists find them intolerant.
You call Modi a dog, a donkey, a ‘feku’ – it is freedom of speech. A joke about Pappu who wants to make potatoes in a factory or extract coconut juice is intolerance.
You abuse me, it is freedom of speech. I reply – it is intolerance.