The former skipper of the Indian Cricket team Sunil Gavaskar has refused to attend the swearing in ceremony of his old friend, the former Pakistan Cricket Captain and the twenty first prime minister elect of Pakistan to be sworn in at Islamabad on 18th August.
The reason given by him was his pre occupation in the test matches as a commentator on 18th in England. Sunil Gavaskar’s denial to attend this historic swearing in of Imran Khan in Pakistan is being highly appreciated and lauded by one and all in India especially the saffron party and the present political dispensation at the centre and about twenty states of the country.
Though the reason given by the former skipper of the Indian team is quite genuine and true as Sunil Gawaskar would be in England on 18th of August due to his being the commentator in the India versus England test series starting on 18th till 22nd August political analysts say that by refusing to accept the invitation of the the Pakistan’s prime minister elect’s swearing in ceremony Gawaskar has also given a huge rebuff to the enemy country and its anti India policies thus winning the hearts of billions of Indians around the globe.
Since it was the invitation from a friend ex captain of Pakistan cricket team to the former Indian skipper on extremely personal terms, Sunil Gavaskar could have easily obliged the former by cancelling his trip to England but he did’ nt do so proving himself to be a true nationalist in the language of the saffron party that rules the country at the centre and in over twenty states of the country.
Meanwhile the former Indian batsman, MP and now minister in the Congress government of Punjab has created a furore by saying that if allowed he will be extremely pleased to attend the swearing in ceremony of the former Pakistan skipper and the PM elect Imran Khan’s swearing ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan to usher in a new chapter offriendship between the two neighbouring countries always at loggerheads.
On being questioned by journalists about his intention to visit Pakistan after the former Indian skipper Sunil Gawaskar refused to oblige Imran Khan, Navjyot Singh Sidhu said that he would love to go to Pakistan, if permitted as this would usher in opening the doors for a renewed friendship between the warring nations who are at loggerheads for a long time. Sidhu even gave Imran Khan a certificate terming him a man of character to the utter dismay, surprise and shock of all.
There had also been reports that the Indian Ambassador to Pakistan would be presenting a cricket bat to Imran Khan as a diplomatic goodwill gesture for reopening of the friendship dialogues between both the nations who could not see each other eye to eye since long with incessant killings going on in the Indo Pak border and Kashmir at the behest of Pakistan Army and the ISI since long.
The refusal of Sunil Gavaskar and the interest of Navjyot Singh Siddhu to attend the swearing in ofTehrike Insaaf chief Imran Khan has opened serious debates in various television channels of the country with some appreciating Sidhu’s move as a purely friendly gesture while his antagonists terming it as an initiative to supportthe India’s hardened enemy nation and its prime minister.
However, the another Indian skipper Kapil Dev and Bollywood actor Amir Khan have not yet issued any statement in this context whether they intend to go to Pakistan on 18th August in Imran Khan’s swearing in ceremony or not.
It may be recalled that the Tehrike Insaf chief and former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan who had been extremely critical of India during the entire election campaign to beget votes had after scoring the victory over his immediate political rivals like PML-N and PPP has said in the media interviews that he is looking forward for the better friendly relations with neighbouring India and if India puts one step forward his government will come out with two steps forward sunce he has lots of friends in India especially in the cricketing fraternity.
He even said that the Indian media has made him the villain of Bollywoofd for no reason. But on Kashmir issue he never relented and said that its the core issue of Pakistan where human rights violations have become the order of the day. He extented four specific invitations for his swearing in to his Indian crickter friends viz. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjyot Singh Sidhu ( all cricketers) and Bollywood actor Amir Khan.
Rajnath Singh’s cryptic remark ? Hints about a strong surgical strike against Pak to avenge the brutal death of the BSF jawan.
The home minister of India Rajnath Singh has made a startling disclosure that something very good and big has happened two three days ago. Believe in us.
But I don’t want to reveal. He added: something very good has happened. I can’t reveal and don’t want to. I won’t reveal. Some of the people might be knowing.
The BJP claimed that Pakistan has been taught a stringent lesson. Home minister Rajnath Singh was smiling and in a satisfactory as well a good mood while stating this in a function/ rally organised while celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the Surgical strike across the LOC in Pakistan territory destroying several terrorist launch pads and killing good number Pak sponsered terrorists on its land in 2016.
The home minister Rajnath Singh’s indication raised speculation about a second surgical strike against Pakistan across the LOC to stringently avenge the grusome and barbaric assasination of the BSF Jawan just a few days ago whose badly mutilated body was found by the Indian paramilitary after the BSF jawan was gruesomely and diabolically bludgeoned across the border by the Pakistani rangers.
The non Congress opposition especially the Congress, National Conference and the NCP has assailed and condemned this bravado of the BJP led NDA government as fake and biased accusing it of misusing the sacrifice of the patriotic armymen for narrow and squeezed political interests.
The BJP led NDA government at the centre has organised the 2nd Anniversary of the Surgical strike in the capital city Delhi as well as in the BJP ruled states of the country especially in the three states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh and the entire non Congress opposition led by the Congress party has opposed this governmental move tooth and nail accusing it of playing politics with the Indian Army and the martyrs giving their precious lives across the borders and in Kashmir.
The National Conference leader Nawab Kamal asked why is the government playing politics in the name of the military. What have they achieved? What’s the need of such celebrations in the name of the military for political advantage.
In Delhi the government is celebrating the the 2nd anniversary of surgical strike with full fanfare in the lush green sprawling lawns of India gate for three days till 30th September.
The Indian Army, Airforce and the Navy has displayed their arms and ammunitions including the models of the latest planes, fighter jets, well decorated pictures of the martyrs having sacrificed their lives in action in various anti insurgency operations as well as in various wars against neighbouring Pakistan.
The most controvertial Borfors guns of Sweden, the latest hi tech rocket launchers, machine guns and the arms and ammunition captured from the Pakistan army have been displayed in the exhibition.
A running commentary with visuals about the 2016 surgical strike is also being played and exhibited on this occassion. The visitors are allowed to click pictures of all the defence equipments put on display with army personels giving full description and explanation about them.
In the evening the prominent cine personalities and popular Bollywood singers Kailash Kher and Sukhvinder Singh are performing everyday till 30th September with their patriotic melodious songs infusing a sense and feeling of patriotism in the hearts and minds of the audience attending the musical evening in large numbers and to also impress them with the laudable valour of our brave army jawans always ready to take the enemy head on against the highly challenging and odd situations across the LOC n in the strife torn Kashmir.
While the government is all set to organise such shows n events of the valour of all the three wings of our defense forces the Indian Army chief General Vipin Rawat too has recommended for such events to accquaint the people of the country about our defense services, especially the Army’s all round preparedness to counter the enemy forces and their subsequent laudable outstanding in manning our poroys borders and keeping the 125 crores Indians safe and sound from the increasing misadventures of the Pak forces as well as their well trained hard core terrorsts.
However the Indian Amy veterans, the retired officers have opposed the government’s move to politicise the army n use their valour to meet the narrow political ends.
However war veterans n retired senior Army officers like Brigadier Sandeep Thapar and Lt General Vinod Bhatia etc has opposed the move as political exercise using the military’s valour for pokitical ends. In a tweet Lt. Genl. retired Bhatia said : Overhyped commemoration of surgical strike for political mileage counter productive as it foreclosed future options for such strikes. Surgical strike a threat in bring & work in progress to raise the costs for Pakistan low cost high effect proxy war.
Are there similarities between Bofors and Rafale controversies ? After all both are defense deals ?
The Rafale imbroglio is repeating the once most controvertial bombshell of merely 60 crores Bofors kick back that not only haunted the Congress party and the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi for long but also led to his political dethroning leading to his own one time stooge Raja of Manda Vishwanath Pratap Singh climb to power with the help of the then non Congress opposition.
Though politically embattered Rajiv Gandhi finally got acquitted of the charge, but after his sad assasination. Then the ruling Congress party was on the back foot but today on the similar lines the current BJP led political dispensation under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi is in an unambiguous defensive, putting its several union ministers as trouble shooters on the job to counter the impending Congress invasion on Rafale.
While the Bofors kick back deal revolved around a petty amount of Rs 60 crores the current loss in the controvertial Rafale deal of France with Dassault aviation is in several thousand crores, say over 60 thousand crores, according to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
In the Bofors deal it is said that the then Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was not directly involved but there were allegedly middleman like Quaterrochi of Italy who were named as the recipient of the bribe through the former but in the present case the Nehru Gandhi scion, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the basis of the startling disclosure of the former French president Francois Hollande and later on by the Dassault Aviation’s technical heads followed by the wife of the present president Brigate Macron has allegedly pinned the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi as directly helping Anil Ambani of Reliance Defence bag the offset contract worth 30 thousand crores, out rightly rejected by the government and its ministers as completely baseless, frivolous, biased and fabricated.
While the former President Francoise Hollande on whose tenure and presence the deal was finalised has unambiguously revealed that after he was told for the favor, the France govt n Dassault had no choice but to accept it.
Similarly the wife of the present president Macron’s wife ( as per the article published in one of the dailies, Dainik Bhaskar written by its editor Gyanendra Pandey) said that the magnitude of the scam done in the Rafale deal and the staggering amount involved in it could have conveniently improvised/ altered the diminishing economy of a country in financial mess/ doldrums.
The first woman of France and its president Macron’s wife even went to the extent of shockingly questioning as to how a prime minister of any country betray the people of his own country by committing such a blunder.
As a result the most vociferous Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his entire media team that include former minister n youth Congress president Anand Sharma, AICC’s communication incharge n chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala, Jairam Ramesh, Abhishekh Manu Singhvi, Kapil Sibbal and Manish Tiwari etc have got enough ammunition who’ve tightened their belts and enhanced attacks on the ruling party dispensation at the centre and PM Modi through holding repeated press conferences, tweet attacks and addressing public mertings in the states likely to go to polls viz. Rajasthan, MP and Chattisgarh n even in Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP who’d fielded intelligent n eloquent Sambit Patra, Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Arun Jaitley and even the national party supremo Amit Shah are also doing their best to counter the Congress party’s onslaughts but after the startling disclosures of the former French president Hollande they seem to have come under defensive posture say political analysts.
Everybody know that the way prime minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah duo have been leading the saffron party’s jaggernaut towards incessant n seamless victories in state after state demolishing Congress party and the Samajwadi party’s strongholds in over twenty states after 2014 despite some failures on the demonetisation, GST, inflation, farmers suicides and banking fraud fronts, it looked as if the BJP is all set to te climb to the power saddle in 2019 and stage a comeback with the same enthusiasm as it had been doing in all the states of the country, but unfortunately eruption of conyrovertial issues like Rafale, banking frauds, incessant increase in petro product prices, LPG etc – highest since the last 70 years, and subsequent inflation, the party’s expeditiously forward moving juggarnaut seems to have developed serious flaws and defects finding itself difficult to continue its winning spree.
The continuous demand of the Congress led opposition for the JPC, CAG or CVC probe has also been turned down thus allegedly giving an unambiguous impression that something is definitely wrong and arbitrary in the French deal despite every condemnation by the union ministers in the government and saffron party leaders.
The best way to come out of this ever deteriorating situation is to go for an impartial JPC probe as demanded by the opposition as the country wants to know the truth threadbare say political analysts. What’s your take friends?
Rahul Gandhi furious, asks if the govt is really honest why is it shying to order the JPC probe in the Rafale deal?
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accused prime minister Narendra Modi of helping industrialist and owner of Reliance defence in committing a theft while procuring the offset contract of Rafale Jet Fighters worth thousands of crores.
Replying to the queries of the reporter/ correspondent of Asia News International today and the video of which has been posted in the agency’s twitter handle, the vociferous Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the controvertial Rafale deal said that it’s is clear that by not agreeing to the demand of the Congress for the Joint Parliamentary Probe in the arbitrary Rafale Jet Fighter’s deal the prime minister do not want to bring the real picture to the peoples’ domain/ knowledge.
Rahul said the prime minister Narendra Modi, Arun Jailey’s boss is visiting Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh and addressing people but is not uttering a single word of the Rafale deal which unambiguously explains or proves that he was in complicity with Anil Ambani of Reliance defence to commit the theft not naming him but addressing him as Chowkidaar of the country.
ANI tweeted: Congress president Rahul Gandhi says set up JPC ( Joint Parliamentary Committee) & the truth will come out. But Arun Jaitley’s boss Narendra Modi can’t do this work. Narendra Modi gives big speeches but never speaks a word on Rafale or Anil Ambani.
The moot question is: the people of the country has the right to know the truth behind the Rafale deal. If the deal is really honest and transparent what’s the hitch in instituting the JPC probe, question people of the country ? And the Congress president Rahul too.
Dassault Aviation clarifies its stand vindicating the contract to Reliance !
The Rafale Jet fighters embroglio has reached to such an extent after the startling disclosure of the former French president Francois Hollande about the complicity of the ruling political dispensation in the allotment of the offset contract of Dassault Aviation to Reliance India at the cost of the Indian public sector undertaking having expertise in defence production the HAL has ultimately compelled the French Defence Company Dassault Avitation to issue a press release vindicating its stand in the deal trying to come out clean of the impending controversy.
In a press release issued with a date line of September 21st September, 2018 with a headline ” About the Rafale Contract For India,” the French company in the first paragraph explains that this contract is government to government agreement. It provides for a separate contract in which the Dassault Aviation commits to make compensation investments( offsets) worth 50% of the value of the purchase clearly indicating about half of the value of the total deal of the contract.
The para two of the press release specifically states verbatim: This offset contract is delivered in complaince with the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 regulations. In this framework and in accordance with the policy of Make in India, Dassault Aviation has decided to make a partnership with INDIA’S RELIANCE GROUP. This is Dassault Aviation’s choice as CEO, Eric Tappier has explained in an interview published in MINT newspaper on April 17, 2018. This partnership has led to the creation Dassault Reliance Aerospace.Ltd ( DRAL) joint venture in February 2017.
Dassault Aviation and Reliance have built a plant in Nagpur for manufacturing parts for Falcon and Rafale Aircraft. The Nagpur site was chosen because of the availabilty of land with direct access to an Airport runway, an essential activities. Para third says : Other partnerships have been signed with other companies such as BTSL, DEFSYS, Kinetic, Mahindra, Maini, SAMTEL…… Other negotiations are ongoing with an hundred odd other potential partners. Para four adds: Dassault Aviation is very proud that the Indian Authorities has selected the Rafale fighters.
There are no signatures in the press release that raises a doubtful question mark? In the end of the press release under the head of ABOUT DASSAULT AVIATION, the French company boasts itself as: With over 10, 000 military and civil aircraft delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century. In 2017, Dasault Aviation reported revenues of € 4.8 billion. The company has 11, 400 employees with built up expettise worldwide.
Fracois Hollande’s revelation on Rafale give new ammunition to Rahul Gandhi
The controvertial Rafale Jet Fighters’ issue gaining momentum day by day has taken a new and interesting turn putting the current ruling political dispensation in a real dock after the former French President Hollande’s recent revelation that it was not the Dassault Aviation but allegedly the Indian government that has recommended or favored the Indian private Company of Anil Ambani for the offset contract in place of the traditional and experienced public sector undertaking the Hindustan Aeronautics limited.
The country’s newspapers are full of banner news today highlighting this new revelation of the former French President with whom the MOU was signed in 2016 when he was was the chief guest on the prestigious Republic Day function.
The new exposure allegedly belying the BJP led NDA government and the Anil Ambani’s Reliance defence’s earlier statements that the ruling party dispensation has nothing to do with the allocation of the Rafale offset Contract and that this is all unfounded and biased have given a fresh political ammunition to the main opposition party Congress and its rest of the alliance partners who are these days quite desperate to find hot issues of national significance that go against the saffron party, particularly in view of the likely elections in the four states and the fast approaching national election of 2019.
After being constantly and consistently attacked by the youthful Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Rafale jet fighter deal and banking frauds including the skyrocketting petrol prices and other factors like inflation, unemployment and agrarian crisis, this new revelation of the former French president Hollande to a French website Mediapart about the alleged alleged favor granted to Reliance Defence thus pre strategically keeping out the HAL from the Rafale offset contract by the Indian govt has provided an extra ammunition and opportunity to Gandhi Nehru family scion Rahul Gandhi who’d be openly and vociferously accusing the BJP led NDA and prime minister as well as the Defence minister Nirmala Sitaraman of misguiding and betraying the 135 crore people of the country thus asking for her resignation.
Political analysts say that this recent revelation has opened the pandoras box as the saffron party leaders have now become defensive having been exposed in the eyes of the countrymen of favouring an inexperienced private player in a sensitive defence deal having no expertise or past experience in defence production as compared to HAL that has the distinction and outstanding abilities to produce different defence aircrafts and fighters like Mig 21, Sukhoi Jet Fighters etc etc. in the past.
It’s a new political bombshell which to a great extent vindicates the accusation of the non BJP parties and the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who had been shouting on Rafale deal for the last ywo years and the saffron party leaders and the PM replying to his accusations calling them childish, baseless, fabricated and concocted terming it as a purely honest and transparent govt to govt deal with nothing fishy into it.
Being the election year and the ruling saffron party’s preparations going on in full swing with prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP supremo visiting several states addressing good number of public meetings, highlighting its outstanding achievements and allocating massive funds for various developmental projects to impress upon its electorates for the good works executed by them, it seems that this latest bombshell of Hollande pinning the NDA government for arbitrarily favoring the Anil Ambani company instead of HAL may badly go against the ruling party government, particularly the top bosses in whose presence the entire deal was allegedly signed and formalised.
The Congress president Rahul Gandhi had number of times accused the ruling party of committing deliberate blunders on this deal by not only escalating the prices of Rafale Jet fighters three time more that the original price but has also accused the government of reducing its numbers from 126 to merely 36 and thus escalating the total cost to 59000 crores including arbitrary allocation of the offset contract to the Anil Ambani’s unexperienced and non existent company in defence production matters with the alleged unambiguous intent to give him monetary benefits on a large scale, denied and outrightly condemned by the BJP and its government.
The former uninon ministers in BJP government of late AB Vajpayee including the senioractivist and advocate, a crusader against corruption viz Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Prashant Bhushan respectively have also trained their guns towards the BJP government and its political and administrative CEO accusing him on the Rafale deal incessantly by holding several press conferences.
This controversy reminds one and all of the previous Bofors kickback deal in which Rahul Gandhi’s father late Rajiv Gandhi was haunted till he was alive and had to pay a huge price by way of being dethroned from power by the country’s electorates , finally to be acquitted, but after his tragic assasination n confrontong so much of trials and tribulations. Now, it’s Rahul’s term to prove his mettle by exposing the wrong doers in Rafale controvertial deal, say political analysts.
Meanwhile Congress president Rahul Gandhi has in a more offensive posture today tweeted that the PM has looted the country with a deal of130000 crores Rafale deal and misled the people of the country. It is the open insult and indignation of the Armed forces of the country.
Rahul accused the BJP led NDA government saying that the Rafale deal was signed in a closed door room and the deal was manipulated to favor Anil Ambani. He thanked the former French presidentfor bringing the truth of the deal to the fore.
The exact words of the tweets are: (1) The PM and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a one hundred thirty thousand crores surgical strike on the India Defence Forces.Modiji you dishonoured the blood of our martyred soldiers. Shame on you.You betrayed India’s soul. This tweet was issued just 40 minutes ago of filing this story.
What’s your take friends?
Killings go unabated in Kashmir ! Will the Indo Pak bilateral talks succeed ?
Sounds extremely shocking and hypocritical that on the one hand the Indian BSF trooper Narendra Kumar is brutally killed and his body mutilated by the Pakistani rangers across the International line of control with not a single word of condemnation/ apology coming from the Pakistan’s PM but instead a letter coming from him for a bilateral foreign ministers’ dialogue on terrorism at the UNGA summit precincts in Geneva on 24th of September. Even last night three special police officers have been shockingly eliminated in Kashmir by the Pak sponsered terrorits.
Though the Indian government has taken Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s initiative for the resumption of bilateral dialogue in all earnestness Pakistan should not forget that any dialogue between both the countries could not prove fruitful until Pakistan asks its military bosses to stop the unprovoked firing at the LOC and takes credible initiatives in stopping harnessing terror organisations who’ve been creating havoc in strife torn Jammu and Kashmir killing hundreds of innocents and Indian army n paramilitary troopers.
While India has agreed for the foreign minister mutual dialogue with Pakistan on the sidelines of SAARC meeting at UNGA on 24th September with India foreign minister Sushma Swaraj likely to leave for Geneva it’s quite satisfying to note that the Indian side has not changed its hard stance on terrorism asking Pakistan to give up supporting and abetting terror outfits like Laskare Tayyeba and Jaish E Mohammed, sneaking its hard core terrorists in India territory killing innocents and stop breaching the ceasefire agreements between both the countries.
It may be recalled that the invitation for constructive engagement between both the countries started for the very first time from Indian side when the prime minister Narendra Modi sent a letter to Imran Khan after his swearing in as the PM of Pakistan and it’s in response to that letter that his counterpart in Pakistan responded for the foreign ministers dialogue.
The bilateral peace talks were snubbed/ stopped between Pakistan n India after the unprovoked attack by the Pakistani aided and abetted hard core terrorists in the Army camp in Uri Sector last year followed by the surgical strike of the India Army destroying hundreds of terrorist launch pads n killing terrorits in the Pak territory across the LOC.
It’s anguishing to note that about 400 or more armymen n para military troopers have been martyred since the last four years or more due to the misadventures and cross firing from Pakistani side and through unprovoked terror attacks from Pak sponsered terrorits in Jammu and Kashmir.
There have been shocking more than 1500 violations of peace pact from the Pakistan”‘s side, even annoying the US president Donald Trump who’d declared Pakistan a terror state blocking its defence aid worth 300 million US dollars and reprimanding it number of times for openly running and sponsering terror sanctuaries in its territory creating havoc in Afghanistan, India n other parts of the world.
After winning the elections in Pakistan Imran Khan has made friendship initiatives towards India by saying that if India puts one step forward Pakistan will put two steps forward but unfortunately the PTI government completely under the influence and grip of the ISI and Pakistan Military could not stop cross border unprovoked firing n killings of the innocents on the Indian side even after assuming office.
This hypocricy sounds highly distressing. While lot of significance is being given to the foreign ministers dialogue between India and Pakistan after the closure of the deliberations two years ago, it remains to be seen what credible outcome arrives out of this meeting in Geneva? The crux of the whole story is that unless or until the Pak leadership( does not ) come out of the grip of its military and iSI n acts independently to stop aiding n abetting terrorit sanctuaries in their own land and stop cross border firings n killings, India and Pakistan can never settle their scores n would continue the blame game as usual to further the political interests to remain in power misguiding its people on anti India and anti Pakistan plank.
But the major responsibility lies on Imran Khan as it’s his country primarily which believes in destruction and killings at the expense of the development of its people.
Today it’s a country with a begging bowl in its hand burdened with the fiscal deficits of 30 thousand Arab dollars likely on the brink of economic disater while India is flourishing with progress and prosperity.
CONGRESSMEN DEMONSTRATE WITH RAFALE JET FIGHTER MODEL IN DELHI
The Congress party which has made Rafale fighter jets’ purchase deal as one of its main election plank accusing the union government of escalating the cost per fighter jet from 600 crore to 1700 crores and keeping out the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for assembling and other services of the fighters by bringing in the Reliance defense arbitrarily is holding protest demonstrations in different parts of the country and states in order to mobilise the nation’s electorates against the deal which has been outrightly denied by PM Modi insideand outside parliamentof several ocassions terming it as anhonest and transparent govt to govt deal.
Under its anti Rafale mobilisation campaigns the central state observers are being sent to various states PCCs’ who give lectures to the state party cadres on various negative points of the deal with the Dassault Aviation of France and motivate its party cadres to further disseminate the movement at the district and block levels to aware the people of the various pros and cons of Rafale deal.
As a sequel to these ongoing demonstrations against Rafale Jet Fighter deal with France a huge demonstration cum rally was organised by Congressmen at Laxmi Nagar Trans Yamuna which led to the heavy traffic snarls in the morning and afternoon hours with processionist raising anti government and anti BJP slogans.
What was interesting about this demonstration was that a huge model of Rafale Jet was fitted on the truck which moved on the main road of Trans Yamuna Lakshmi Nagar and Shakerpur alongwith hundreds of Congress workers renting the air with anti BJP slogans demanding an enquiry into the whole episode. The passers by looked at the model of the Rafale jet extremely curiously and also moved along with the processionists expressing their solidarity with the cause.
The procession was led by the DPCC president Lalit Maken participated by good number of senior Congress leaders including the area delegate and youth leader Rajesh Pandey. It may be recalled that just a few days ago the senior journalist and former union minister Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and senior Advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan had also addressed a press conference at Press Club of India castigating the BJP led NDA government on the Rafale deal posing questions about the lessening of the jet fighter numbers from 136 to 36, arbitrary increase in the cost from 3600 to 1740 crores per jet fighter aircraft and ousting of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited after bringing in the inexperienced Reliance defence into the deal.
Even during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha the Congress president has vociferously raised the issue demanding answers from the PM and the defence minister on the alleged arbitrary and highly expensive deal with the Dassault Aviation Ltd of France.
WHATSAPP MESSAGE GOING VIRAL, SAYS 8.5 ON THE R S TREMOR TO OCCUR TONIGHT IN UK
A brief write up is being expeditiously posted in Whatsapp today with a request to further share it ahead to make it viral cautioning the people of Uttarakhand and the country about the possible mishappening in the nineteen year old Himalayan state regarding occurance of the extremely powerful and dangerous, rather heavily fatal earthquake with its epic centre being Pithoragarh.
The message quotes the Geologists of Dehradun to have given this information saying that there is a possibility of the 8.5 on the richter scale earthquake occuring within 24 hours with its epic centre being Pithoragarh.
The supposed timings of the earthquake has been mentioned in the night . It further adds that the district magistrate of Chamoli, Garhwal has issued directives to exercise every possible precaution and restraint as he expects of an incalculable harm in terms of lives and properties if theearthquake really occurs as claimed by the geologists as per the message going viral in the social media.
Though nothing exactly or authentic can be said about this particular message but one thing is absolutely sure and correct that natural calamities have been regularly happening in Uttarakhand with earthquakes like the latest Uttarkashi tremors of the nineties that killed many and led to collosal loss to the inhabitants of the area including CHAMAK village etc.
The 2013 ecological catastrophe of Kedarnath valley in Garhwal, Uttarakhand has killed thousands of people, led to collossal loss of properties worth thousands of crores of rupees and destabilised people of more than three hundred villages of Uttarakhand.
Thereafter the unfortunate incidents of huge cloud bursts have been happening in Garhwal and Kumaon regions washing villages and the local populace alongwith the tons of water that comes down after these cloud bursts.
After the excessive rains in various parts of Uttarakhand like Nainital, Kotdwar and upstream areas of Chamoli districts several roads have caved in and houses damaged killing several members of the family.
Just yesterday an entire hard lucked family of 7 members got burried alive under the massive debris of their destroyed house due to cloud burst in the Budhakedaar area in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.
While Uttarakhand is always on the verge of natural disaster risks having connfronted natural disasters since the 18th century and before , one would be surprised and shocked to know that the renowned earth scientists and geologists of Bangalore and Roorkie including international scietists have after extensive research especially on the river banks of Alaknanda, Bhagirathi etc have come to the final and definite conclusion that due to the enhancing inner activities of the Himalayan tectonic plates, the Uttarakhand Himalayas are likely to have a 8. 5 or even more intensity earthquake from now till next 50 years which if happens will have vast and most fatal consequences destroying everything and even impacting Delhi to a great extent.
This scientific prediction was done more than five years ago after certain authentic deep rooted scientific tests by renowned earth scientists and geologists on the banks of the Uttarakhand rivers like Alaknanda n Ganges etc. What’s your take friends?
IMRAN’S CONTROVERTIAL PAST WILL INTEREST ONE AND ALL
The 22nd Prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan sworn in on 18th August has a very interesting and controvertial past.
The former Pakistani skipper having brought the world cup in cricket played his first international test against England at the age of mere 18 years. Now 65, having married a woman with five chldren finding her to be lucky the Pakistan PM n Tehrike Insaf chief has a very controvertial past with several love affairs and three marriages having divorced two finally marrying the third spiritual woman, a mother of five. Sounds interesting.
A tall handsome cricketer having toured the entire world, Imran Khan is an Oxford educated as was the Kaide Azam of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah a muslim with western background in education and style.
Had a politician in the country like India been involved in so many love affairs and marital tie ups and subsequent divorces including dalliance with one of the foreign woman giving birth to a daughter, nobody can even in dreams think of him becoming the prime minister, but its really surprising that Imran was accepted whle heartedly in Pakistan with open arms though after two decades, defeating his seasoned political rivals hand down as the undisuted prime minister.
While the captain of Pakistan cricket team Imran was allegedly found entangled in love affair with an indian actress during the eighties when he visited India with test match with India, there were lot of rumours about Imran’s love affair with Zeenat Aman which hit newspapers head lines.
It’s was the open talk in the media circles that handsome Imran always attracted girls through out his cricketing career.
The biographer Christopher Stanford in the book REHAM KHAN , about formerly BBC journalist and Imran’s divorced wife, who spewed lots of venom against her ex husband during the elections branding him as the SHADION KA KHILADI, ( the master of marriages) revealed about the love affair of the former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto with handsome Imran Khan when both of them studied in Oxford in London.
The book says: Benazir fall in love with Khan and was interested to marry her. However, Imran’s mother refused to make Benazir her daughter in law despite her son’s hearty wishes.
Since Imran loved his mother tremendously he had no option but to withdraw from the relationship. On the other hand despite nt being able to marry him Benazir Bhutto was so impressed by Imran’s personality that she gave him the title of the Lion of Pakistan.
Thereafter, in 1995, three years after leading Pakistan to the World Cup crown, Imran married Jemima Goldsmith, a 21-year-old British heiress. Jemima converted to Islam and moved to Pakistan. Nine faithful years and two sons later, they parted way
Imran is rumoured to have married the 41-year-old mother of three after divorcing Jemima. She worked with the BBC as a weather correspondent and presenter on a regional news programme. This marriage too could not survive for long and Imram divorced Reham Khan.
Today, Reham Khan is the arch rival of Imran appearing on television interviews criticizing the former skipper and now PM of Pakistan to the fullest.
Imran’s dalliance with the heiress in the 1990s ended in a bitter court battle and a genetic determination of paternity. The heirless is noneother but Sita White who died after some time. The court ruled that Imran was indeed the father of Tyrian, White’s daughter. Imran first vehemently denied the judgment, then accepted that he had indeed sired Tyrian.
The reason behind the divorce of Jemina Gildsmith was primarily the illegal affair of Imran with Sita White and having an illegitimate daughter Tyran, without marriage, whom Imran accepted after the court’s orders.
Imran finally married a veiled spiritual woman, mother of five, considering her to lucky in his political ascendence, this year namely Begum Bushra.
After his controvertial past of repeated marriages and divorces Imran Khan who was already in politics side by side dedicated his entire time in strengthening Tehrike Insaf Party which he had himself founded.
He started gainng momentum slowly but steadily enticing suport amongst the youth and women finally finding himself string enough to fight thenational election formidably.
He was arrested and house arrested number of times but Imran kept his hismorals high as a politician and never accepted the moral defeat. He confronted various odds but finally made it. Today he is the 22 nd prime minister of Pakistan,the dream he cherished since beginning.
IMRAN BECOMES THE 22ND PAK PM, SIDHU IN REAL TROUBLE
The 22 nd prime minister of Pakistan has finally been sworn in. The former Pakistan skipper who brought World Cup for his country in cricket, twenty two years’ ago, Imran Khan is now a prime minister of Pakistan, having fulfilled his long cherished dream.
Husband of two divorced wives, a daughter with an illegal affair to a woman who died later on, finally with the fourth one, Imran today took the oath of office in Urdu and fulfilled his dream which started with his political journey about twenty years ago, confronting several political upheavels n challenges from his arch political opponents, the then ruling parties of Pakistan PML-N led by Nawaz Sharief, the former PM now jailed in various serious corruption charges and the Pakistan Peoples’ Party led by late Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto.
This would be for the first time in the Pakistan’s political and parliamentary history that a cricketer who is a political novice having no administrative experience have assumed office to the highest slot of the country.
Though, the swearing in ceremony was splendid but the Tehrike Insaaf Chief and prime minister Imran Khan has not made it an extravagent or ostentatious affair.
It rather seemed to be a simple affair with no heads of the states, particularly of SAARC nations also not invited nor the prime minister of India Narendra Modi, being the significant head of an immediate neighbour.
Whereas the fact remains that during the swearing in ceremony of prime minister Narendra Modi which took place in the sprawling lawn of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi in 2014, the Indian prime minister took special care to invite all the heads of the SAARC nations and Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharief especially came to attend the ceremony alongwith other SAARC heads of nations.
But contrary to Modi’s swearing in ceremony in New Delhi, in fact, there were only four invitations from Imran Khan for the Indian side and all the invitees were his old cricket friends, former skippers and actor viz. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Deo, Navjyot Singh Siddhu and Amir Khan.
However, former Indian Skipper Sunil Gavaskar outrightly refused to attend the ceremony quoting reasons of his already fixed England trip in connection with the test series but extended his all good wishes.
Kapil and Amir perhaps have also not gone to Pakistan, may be due to the misadventures of the neighbouring country in Kashmir and LOC and killings of innocents. They probably did’nt want to invite the ire of their supporters and fans by attending the ceremony?
Eminent cricketer, orator and the minister in Congress government in Punjab and former MP, a close friend of PAK PM as well, Navjyot Singh Sindhu however honoured the invitation of a friend of cricketing fraternity and attended the swearing in ceremony in Islamabad after having been accorded due permission from the India Home Ministry.
But Sidhu is now in a terrible situation. He is being castigated by Indian media for his high spirited happy mode hugging extented to the Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa in the swearing in ceremony.
The entire Television channels of the country are prominently showing Navjyot Singh Sidhu shaking hands and hugging the Pak Army chief in the oath taking ceremony repeatedly, thus making Indians annoyed, angered and furious against the former cricketer, with demonstrations having already started in some parts of the country.
The people of India consider Genl Bajwa as a chief culprit for breaching cease fire on LOC and killing innocents inJammu n Kashmir and also sponsering terrorists creating HAVOC in strife torn Kashmir and various other parts of the country.
It may be recalled that there are already charges that the present government of Imran Khan has arrived to power in Pakistan with the open support of the Pak Army and the ISI and the elections were rigged majorly.