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The former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat having lost from both the legislative assembly seats of the state during the previous election and leading to the shameful defeat of the division ridden Congress party in Uttarakhand is a disturbed politician these days.

The reason being he is being pre strategically isolated and sidelined by his own party president of the state namely Pritam Singh, the former cabinet minister in all the state Congress governments including in Rawat’s cabinet. One time a close confidante of Harish Rawat, like the former state Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay, who too is extremely anti Rawat, though leading an inactive political life these days, Pritam Singh is the son of late Gulab Singh Rawat a towering leader of the backwards and Rajputs in Jaunsaar Bhabher area and minister in the Uttar Pradesh government representing Uttarakhand. Pritam Singh is a five time MLA from Chhakrauta, Garhwal, Uttarakhand and is quite eloquent, youthful and carries a good image amongst his electorates and the organisation.

After the horrible defeat of the Congress Party in Uttarakhand the former CM Harish Rawat, a septuagenerian, who instead of leading a comfortable retired life has preferred to be more mobile and active politically by attending each and every socio political programme, function and event in UK, Delhi and even Mumbai and is easily available to accept the invitations. He perhaps intends to be the next time MP or is again eyeing on the chief ministership of Uttarakhand thinking that since the Himalayan state has always gone for change after every five year, in 2022 the party is again poised for a re come back. However, the new emerging youthful leadership like Pritam Singh, the present Congress state chief now see himself as the new force and the CM in the waiting after four years.

Hence, he want to keep his bete noire Harish Rawat away from the Uttarakhand politics, by all means. Sources reveal that the former CM Harish Rawat is never informed or invited in any party programme in any part of Uttarakhand. The group of Rawat has been completely sidelined and majority of them have either joined the Pritam Singh camp or joined BJP. The situation has gone awry to such an extent for Harish Rawat that he is now compelled to express his annoyance, reservation and complaint in social networking sites like facebook and Twitter, not even worried that such posts will invite the attention of media about the increasing inner party dissensions in Uttarakhand Congress involving the former CM and the current party president thus making mockery of the party in print and electronic press.

Actually, the crux of the matter is that the Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee has recently organised a successful motor cycle rally against the increasing price rise and poverty in the state capital Dehradun and Harish Rawat was not invited, not even informed. The rally was a grand success and acknowledged tremendous success. In the past programmes too Harish Rawat wasn’t invited. He is therefore badly furious but has no option but to air his grievances through the social networking sites like FB and twitter. Just have a look at the FB post of Rawat. Harish Rawat has, while congratulated the rally with a heavy heart but has expressed his annoyance, in the form of a complaint that had he been informed by the state president Pritam Singh, he would have loved to participate in the motor cycle rally, but he wasn’t.

He further writes that it would be in the fitness of things if he is informed and invited about the future programmes of Congress party in Uttarakhand as we the Congressmen should be united in order to confront the future challenges. But political analysts say that when Harish Rawat was the chief minister he too sidelined and cut to size all his political detractors and those who were capable, intelligent and asset for the party. After all it was during his tenure only that heavy weight leaders like Satpal Maharaj, former CM Vijay Bahuguna, former State Congress Chief Yashpal Arya and several MLAs were compelled to leave Congress and join BJP who are now enjoying the fruits of power and are ministers in the state BJP government.

New Delhi
A new multi colour big screen feature film in Garhwali dialect under the banner of Him Shree Production scripted by the former chief minister of Uttarakhand and MP Haridwar is likely to be released shortly. On 21st January a poster release function was held in New Delhi at the residence of Dr. Nishank, 13 Canning lane.

The chief guest of the function was union minister of state for textiles Ajay Tamta. The entire star cast of the film was present on this ocassion. The former CM and the story writer of the film Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank however could not attend this important event as he had missed the flight being already engaged outside Delhi. While releasing the impressive large sized multi colour poster, union state minister Ajay Tamta congratulated the producer Arushi Nishank, daughter of the former CM UK and said that making of MAJOR NIRALA has infact quench the thirst of Uttarakhand’s huge cinema lover following who had been waiting for a creative and credible film on the life of an ARMYMEN who commits and dedicates his entire life securing our borders while his family simultaneously struggles for their existence.

He said this new movie would measure the future of the vernacular movie in Uttarakhand. Praising the script, title, quality of the film and perfect story line Tamta said MAJOR NIRALA based on the great bravery traditions of our Armymen, their patriotism to serve the country, our precious culture, folk lore and healthy traditions will go a long way in making a special mark as a prestigious movie in the history of big scree Uttarakhandi films. He expressed confidence that the film would definitely impress the Uttarakhandi audience and entine millions of vernacular film lovers of the himalayan state of Uttarakhand.

He added: the roles of seasoned actors like Hemant Pandey, Himani Shivpuri and songs of legendary Bollywood singer Kailash Kher and UK swar samrat Narendra Singh Negi would add e tra glamour and weightage to the film. He said : it gives him added pleasure to note that two more films and few serials are in the offing on the scripts of Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank in the near future. Others who addressed the audience on this ocassion were chairman of DPMI Dr. Vinod Bacheti and others. Prominent actors and artists present on this ocassion were the hero of the movie Rajesh Malgudi, professor Mahesh Kandpal, Professor Prakash Chand, President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum Sunil Negi, Film. Director and vetren actor Sushila Rawat, Vinod Nautiyal, theatrist Vinod Rawat, Sachidanand Sharma, actor Vimal Uniyal, singer Anuradha Nirala, singer Shravan Bharadwaj, musician Virendra Negi, sr journalist Vyomesh Jugran, co producer ofthe film Himanshu Sundriyal, media cordinator Neeraj Rawat, art director Debu Rawat, Rajendra Negi, chief assistent director BS Negi, production manager Bechain Kandial, writer Jugranji and several journalists covering the show.

The Uttarakhandi swar samrat Natendra Singh Negi has given music to the film and eminent singer of Bollywood Kailash Kher, Narendra Singh Negi and Anuradha Nirala has sung songs for the film. The film is likely to be released next month. It may be recalled that Uttarakhand has witnessed several big screen fikms in the past like Jagwal, Fyoli, Kauthig, Kabhi Sukh Kabhi Dukh, Lya Thungaar, Bhuli E Bhuli and the super duper hit Subheru Gham produced by Urmi Negi of the prestigious film company SNOWY MOUNTAIN.

नइ दिल्ली । हिमश्री प्रोडक्शन के बैनर तले निर्मित सुप्रसिद्ध साहित्यकार उत्तराखंड के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री एवम हरिद्वार सांसद डॉ रमेश पोखरियाल ‘निशंक’ के उपन्यास पर बनी उत्तराखंडी फिल्म ‘मेजर निराला’ का पोस्टर रिलीज आज यहां केंद्रीय कपड़ा राज्य मंत्री श्री अजय टम्टा द्वारा तीन मूर्ति लेन में किया गया ।
इस अवसर पर श्री टमटा ने कहा कि लंबे समय से उत्तराखंड सिनेमा को एक बेहतरीन फिल्म की प्रतीक्षाथी , जिसे इस फ़िल्म ने पूरा किया है। मेजर निराला उत्तराखंड के सिनेमा का भविष्य निर्धारित करेगी। कहा कि उत्तराखंड की गौरवशाली सैन्य परंपरा, रीति रिवाज, परंपरा तथा संस्कृति पर बनी यह फिल्म अपने आप में अद्धतीय फ़िल्म है। फ़िल्म अब तक की उत्तराखंड की क्षेत्रीय भाषा मे बनी सभी फिल्मों में सबसे बेहतर साबित होगी और दर्शकों की वाहवाही लूटेगी ।
डी पी एम आई के एम डी श्री विनोद बछेती ने कहा कि फ़िल्म में उत्तराखण्ड के सभी वरिष्ठ कलाकारों सहित बॉलीवुड के कलाकार हेमन्त पांडे और हिमानी शिवपुरी ने अभिनय किया है। जबकि बॉलीवुड गायक कैलाश खेर ने पहली बार इस फ़िल्म में ग्रहवाली गीत गाया है। गीत और संगीत नरेंद्र सिंह नेगी ने दिया है, यही सब इस फ़िल्म की सफलता की गारंटी देता हैं।
श्री टम्टा ने कहा के डॉ निशंक की कहानियों और उपन्यासों पर दो फिल्में और एक धारावाहिक भी बन रहा है।
उन्होंने फिल्म की निर्मात्री आरुषि निशंक और निर्देशक गणेश वीरान को एक बेहतरीन फ़िल्म निर्माण के लिए बधाई दी।
इस अवसर फ़िल्म के सभी कलाकारों के अतिरिक्त उत्तराखण्ड के गीत संगीत , सिनेमा, साहित्य संस्कृति, कला से जुड़े लोगों के साथ साथ दिल्ली के अनेक शिक्षाविद और उद्यमी मौजूद रहे।
कार्यक्रम में प्रो महेश कांडपाल, प्रो प्रकाश चंद, डॉ साधना अग्रवाल फ़िल्म निर्देशिका सुशीला रावत एवम ब्रिज रावत, समाजसेवी सचिदानंद शर्मा, संगीतकार बीरेंद्र नेगी, गायक सत्य अधिकारी, गायिका अनुराधा निराला, गायक श्रवण भारद्वाज, निर्देशक महेश प्रकाश, समाजसेवी विनोद रावत, उत्तराखंड जर्नलिस्ट फोरम के अध्यक्ष सुनील नेगी, वरिष्ट पत्रकार ब्योमेश जुगरान, के साथ ही मेजर निराला के सह निर्माता हिमांषु सुंदरियाल, मीडिया कोरर्डिनेटर नीरज रावत, कला निर्देशक देबू रावत व राजेन्द्र नेगी, चीफ असिस्टेंट डायरेक्टर बी एस नेगी, प्रोडक्सन मैनेजर बेचैन कंडियाल व सहायक प्रकाश सिंह, मेजर निराला का किरदार राजेश मालगुडी उपस्थित थे।






The politics over the prime minister Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath visit is hotting up with Congress, particularly the former chief minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat, who himself lost two of the legislative seats he contested from during the last election at the hands of BJP’s nominee Rajesh Shukla etc is too active in face book and twitter countering every BJP move pertaining to Uttarakhand. After the prime minister Narendra Modi’s most successful visit to Kedarnath and his hard hitting anti Congress speech, Rawat was the first bete noire of Modi to have issued a statement contradicting him, saying that the four new projects of Kedarpuri’s renovation and resurrection were that of his, which had already been inaugurated during the Congress’s regime. About seven hours ago from now Harish Rawat has posted an interested article in his FB wall, the translated version of which is as following.
Prime minister Narendra Modi is the third prime minister to visit Kedarnath. The former prime ministers have only sought Lord Shiva’s blessings, whenever they visited Kedarnath, but played no politics. Modiji has now started a new tradition and now visiting temples would denote playing politics and from now onwards temples would be used as platforms to express their political views. The prime minister came for the second time this year, I pray his comes for the third time also, but what has he actually done for the glorfication of KEDARNATH is not yet clear? Amongst the five works that the new government is claiming to start, the work of the GHAT, is already in progress and so is the work of protection.

The work of construction of the crematoriam of Shakaracharya is not such a job that it requires any financial package. This job should be done by the state government through its own resources and we were already bound and committed to do it. We had already worked on this formula and had planned to get it inaugurated by all the four Shankaracharyas of four historic dhams of the country so that a message of passionate unity that was given by Aadi Shankaracharya hundreds of years ago could reach to various nook and corners of the country and I had already formally inaugurated this scheme during my tenure.

There was no work left for which inauguration was not done by him during his tenure. Regarding the construction of Museum, the fixed place had already been allocated and similarly the repair and innovation work of the footpath from Gaurikund to Kedarnath is already underway since his tenure. Had the new BJP government sanctioned plans for new concrete hi tech metalled roads then we would have definitely considered it as their genuine initiative.

The government should have allocated finances for the following says Harish Rawat (1) Allocation of funds for the ropeways from Kedarnath to downward locations like Gauri kund, Rambaada, Sitapuri etc. nearby destinations (2) should have given permission and enough funds to renovate/ repair/ resurrectionof the huge cave in at Mandakini riverside ( Flood Protection Work) (3) Allocation of massive funds to stop and correct/ repair, the destruction of the Bhairav Pahadi ( mountains) which is a permanent feature.(4) the area of CHOWDABADI which is the main point from where the uncontrollable deluge arrived causing so much of unacounted destruction, should have been repaired permanentally by sanctioning massive funds as this may re occur any moment in future.

The prime minister has not even allocated fund for the development of Garud Chatti where he claimed in his speech that he stayed for a protracted period. Harish Rawat said that the majority of the challenging and mandatory works at Kedarpuri has not been touched upon and the prime minister had just entertained innocent people of Uttarakhand and the country by his sweet rhetorics and literally doing nothing. Whatever may be the reality behind the temple develooment but one thing is for sure that politicians don’t even leave spiritual places bereft of politics. Sad?










It seems that though steadily but gradually, the revolutionery effects of the highly over ambitious executions of dear to heart projects like demonetisation and Goods and Services tax Tax are boomeranging not only amongst the common masses of the country but the prominent BJP leaders too are gathering courage to openly come out against the BJP leadership knowing very well that a huge price to be paid back is in the offing.

The statement of Yashwant Sinha, the former finance minister of BJP and father of the junior finance minister in the Modi government, who had to finally give up the finance portofolio, Jayant Sinha is unambiguosly a huge rebuff to not only the finance minister of India Arun Jaitley but to the prime minister Modi as well. Not is good terms with the top notch leadership of the party and the government former finance minister Yashwant Sinha has also expressed his ire against his bete noire PM Narendra Modi when he said that after the Gujarat elections the latter would be consigned to dust.

It needs a politician within BJP to gather enough courage to go against the party’s top leadership and the nation’s prime minister in particular. But even after Yashwant Sinha’s son losing the junior finance portfolio his tirade against the prime minister and his finance minister Arun Jaitley has not stopped putting the entire BJP and the government in utter surprise, dismay and subsequent dillemma.

His open accusation of finance minister Arun Jaitley blaming him for derailing the country’s economy and casting serious aspersions for the complete failure of demonetisation and improper implementation of GST resulting inflation, unemployment and discouragement to investment climate etc speaks of the fact that the former finance minister is playing the role of opposition party Congress and amounts to immense damage to the party and government’s reputation in the days to come.

His shocking revelations in the country’s leading daily Indian Express blaming PM Modi and FM Jaitley of sidelining the RBI’ s former n present governors and unilaterally going on for demonetisation thus derailing the nation’s economy and the investment climate compounded with large scale unemployment and inflation have indeed made tremendous mockery of the finance minister and the government giving enough encouragement and fuel to the opposition Congress and its UPA constituents to futher surround the former on failures of demonetisation and GST implementation.

While Yashwant Sinha seems to be prepared for the worst eventuality his state minister son Jayant Sinha may perhaps also fall prey to the ire of party and government’s top bosses in the near future exactly as Rahul Gandhi’s BJP friendly cousin Varun is in a dock for his anti government and anti BJP vociferous statements on ROHINGYA MUSLIM REFUGEE AFFAIR. What do you say friends?