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When the political system of India is allegedly witnessing myriad unethical and corrupt practices and political leaders and big busnessmen invloved in dubious and obnoxious fraudulent activities of gigantic proportion with scams worth crores of rupees becoming the order of the day and the people hailing from the lowest strata of the society still reeling under abject poverty including acute exploitation at all levels, a former young jurist feeling the pain of the poorest of the poor and the hapless in failing to seek justice in extremely protracted judicial processes that hang on for years together, has taken a plunge into active politics yesterday on 1st of March, 2018 by joining a two and a half year old national party known as Azad Bharat Congress and being unanimously elected its national president.

Addressing a press conference in Press club of India, soon after retiring and taking the reign of this party, former Judge K K Sharma said that during the last 33 years of his carreer as a lawyer and district judge in Amethi,( the political constituency of the Congress president Rahul Gandhi) he has strongly felt and experienced that the poor, down troddens and the economically deprived people of Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere are the worst sufferers in acknowledging due justice who are constrained to run from pillar to posts to seek justice, but of no avail.

Expressing his immense dissatisfaction and regret over the tardy state of affairs in the delivery of due justice to the lower middle class and the grass root people of the rural areas, former judge Sharma said, there should be decentralised judicial system at the state and district levels of the country with setting up of maximum number of judicial benches so that the hapless and economically deprived poor people are not constrianed to approach distant courts to seek justice. Sharma said: during his judicial career of 7 years as the full fledged district judge he has worked very hard and dedicatedly and cleared thousands of pending cases, giving due justice to the have nots and had established a record to be included in Guiness book but was pre strategically denied the honour due to the conspiracy of the powers that be.

Believing in establishing communal harmony in the country, the president of Azad Bharat Congress said : the muslims of the country today are the most backward lot and need to be educated, given all the facilities and privileges due for them constitutionally and bring them at par to the other communities of the country enjoying the comforts and priviliges in all fields of the country. Believing in secularism and communal amity K.K. Sharma believes that the nation is today the greatest victim of huge unemployment and population explosion and Azad Bharat Congress will make it its main aim and objective to mobilise people of the country on widespread scale.

He was also concerned about the women security and dwelt at length on the empowerment of women saying that unless or until, the AADHI AABAADI i.e. the women of the country are not empowered socially, economically, politically and educationally we’ll not be able to do justice to the cause of women empowerment, the slogan which every political party raises during the elections but backs out after achieving political power.

On a question of political funding of his newly emerged party and the possibility of its countering the influence or impact of giant national and regional parties like Congress, BJP etc, Azad Bharat Congresse’s newly sworn president former judge K.K. Sharma said that his party believes in collecting funds through commen man and not from big business houses. He believes that there is no need for excessive funding to run political parties. Former judge KK Sharma announced that he would conduct the tour of various states of the country from March 15th and would mobilise people of the country to strengthen his new party so that it can prepare itself for the 2019 elections in limited but in the sure sort winning seats.

The anouncement of superstar Rajnikant to join active politics and form his new political party on the advent of the new year 2018 has sent shock waves to the two regional political outfits AIADMK and DMK which have been ruling the southen state Tamilnadu turn by turn for a long time. Entry of the highest TRP carrying 67 year old superstar in Tamilnadu politics and south India fans around the globe, Rajnikant with an announcement to form his own political outfit is bound to pose a direct political threat to both the seasoned parties of the South as corruption and accumulation of excessive wealth through unfair means by these parties and their families over the past several decades and promoting dynastic politics is the prime and foremost election plank of the superstar likely to contest the state elections in all the 2014 seats.

Rajnikant’s announcement to enter active politics was on the air for quite sometime with his millions of fans and well wishers putting on him tremendous pressure to join active politics or form his own party. He had just four days ago while addressing the meeting of his fans in Chennai assured that he will make his decision clear on 31st December and finally made up his mind to do so. The decision of super star Rajnikant has been welcomed by the super star of Indian film industry and Rajnikant’s close friends Amitabh Bachchan, prominent star of the South and Hindi films Kamala Hassan as well who’d wished him all the very best but the BJP and Congress leaders were conspicuous by their absence in congratulating the southern super star.

However, one of the national BJP spokesman PVR Narsimha Rao did congratulated him by saying that Rajnikant is undoubtedly the super star of the south but further tweeted that one should not forget that prime minister Narendra Modi is the national and international superstar loved and adored by one and all. This is not the first time that Rajnikant as a popular actor is forming a new political party in Tamilnadu but the seasoned regional parties, the DMK and AIADMK have also been formed by eminent filmstars of the south namely MG Ramachandran and M Karunanidhi, though the popular actress J Jayalalitha later on carried forward the leadership of AIADMK after MGR’s death and ruled the state charismatically for several years undisputedly.

It may be recalled that after the death of J Jayalalitha a most popular charismatic leader of AIADMK and CM, the the party has been divided into two factions with her one time closest associate Shashikala in jail on several corruption charges while the DMK led by ninety year old leader M Karunanidhi is in the opposition with his family members embroiled in several charges of corruption. The people of the state are fed up with with the dynastic politics of DMK led by M Karunanidhi who is usually seemed entangled in promoing his sons Stalin, nephews, daughter Kanimozhi, son in laws etc in state politics while the other regional party AIADMK after J. Jayalalitha’s demise has been divided in two factions with their leaders in no match to their deceased charismatic leader’s towering image.

The two national parties Congress and BJP have little or negligible say in state politics despite the prime minister Narendra Modi trying to make in roads by meeting M Karunanidhi recently and also participating in the funeral of late J. Jaya lalitha, a year ago. In view of the fluid political situation in the state and the electorates having become fed up by the widespread corruption in both these parties and its leaders behind jail and embroiled in several money laundering charges, there is a huge political vaccum of a charismatic leader in the state politics. Therefore, super star and most popular iconic personality of the South Rajnikant’s entry in active politics by way of forming his own political party and contesting in the forthcoming state elections would definitely pave a way for new political alternative in this southern state with the former forming his government by all means.

In Tamilnadu’s politics change seem to be inevitable and Rajnikant seems to be all set to achieve the top slot of the state. Come 2019 or before he is a sure sort winning bet for the chief minister’s post, come what may say the political analysts.


Renowned film star of the South Indian films carrying the myriad TRP and billions of fan following in India and world particlarly amongst the south Indian movie goers Rajnikant is all set to join actice politics and is likely to clear his mind on 31st December, 2017 the last day of the advent of the new year 2018. Super star Rajnikant said he knows lot about politics and is sure to make his mark if he really joins active politics but would clear his mind on 31st December.

He however said that despite tremendous pressure on him to join active politics and his being well versed in it is still too reluctant to may his foray in politics. The sixty seven year old super star of the having acted in myriad number of southern films including several super duper hits like Andha Kanoon and Robot etc with outstanding beautiful and gorgious heroines like Hema Malini and Aishwarya Rai Rajnikant said that he is not new for politics but have to see when would the actual war of elections take place.

When we’ll participate in the election war we’ll have to ensure that victory becomes mandatory with no ifs and buts. And for the confirmed triumph or victory no only is relentless struggle and courage is essential but a planed stratwgy is inevitable too. He said the media of the south and the country is more curious and interested about my joining active politics than my billions of fans. He was welcomed by tumultuous raising of pro Rajnikant slogans in Chennai while addressibg a large gathering of his ardent fans. He also cautioned his fans for not to be misled by the rumours in the social networking sites. Rajnikant’s speculation about entering the politics in the South has perturbed several politcal parties, particularly the DMK and AIDMK.

The national party BJP is trying to woo him at its best by sending him feelers and the regiinal political outfits badly perturbed of losing their political say once this Super star makes a credible entry into active politiics. He was even invited by PM Narendra Modi personally at his official residence.


Unique is politics and unique are its ways and obviously unique are our politicians, particularly the one who has seen political power in the recent and for the first time and that too in the form of a full fleged cabinet minister in the Uttarakhand government. There is a saying in Hindi when somebody unexpectantly achieve more than what he or she deserves, then his or her unmitigated urge or lust to beseige more power or publicity develops by leaps and bounds and in this process to seek cheap publicity the politician at the helm forgets or pretend to forget the basic norms of the system. It’s true that in politics the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress are ideologically, the two distant opposite poles who can’t in any case ever think for each others welfare. But in certain official dealings, norms have to be followed to maintain official protocol and descipline. When there is official inauguration of any scheme or project by any VIP, the name of the area MP and MLA is always and usually mentioned in the inauguration plates alongwith the name of the VIPs executing the projects or cutting the ribbon. But in Uttarakhand it’s not the case. Just today our honourable prime minister Narendra Modiji was the chief guest at historic Kedarnath temple where he launched certain projects for the upside down upgradation and development of Kedarnath Temple sites. About four inauguration plates were fitted at the site of the launching by honourable PM but to the utter dismay, surprise and shock of the local MLA Manoj Rawat who happens to be a non BJPite, his name was abruptly missing from the name plates despite the fact that he is the duly elected MLA of Kedarnath constitiency and instead the name of Uttarakhand’s Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat was decoratively mentioned alongwith the prime minister and chief minister in golden letters . If sources are to be believed the earlier inauguration plates were re prepared n fixed over the old frame and the name of Uttarakhand Education Minister was added to it abruptly and deliberatedly sidelining the name of the local MLA Manoj Rawat. This sounds absurd, arbitrary and unconstitutional and also speaks of the fact as to how badly the political power has pierced into the heads of the Uttarakhand ministers who have become so power and publicity hungry that not even care for protocols and fellow lawmakers. This attitude of the minister concerned also reflects the fact that he wants to make every government programme related to to development of the state as his party’s affair and do not want to give even the minutest of the credibility to the non BJP lawmakers, even if the schemes or projects are being launched in their constituencies. This sqieezed attitude is being slammed everywhere in Uttarakhand’s socio political circles. What’ s your intelligent take on this friends?


Today the NDA is in power in 18 out of the 29 States. Some have argued that the Indian polity has again returned to single-party dominance system, with the BJP taking the place of the Congress.

It’s become almost certain that the BJP will win Lok Sabha elections 2019. Today the NDA is in power in 18 out of the 29 States in which thirteen have a BJP Chief Minister. Some have argued that the Indian polity has again returned to single-party dominance system, with the BJP taking the place of the Congress.

Opposition has failed so far, because it has tried to challenge the BJP on its home ground. BJP on the other hand has prospered by scripting an alternative national narrative around:

  • A Hindutva-infused nationalism;
  • Turning elections into a referendum on national leadership, specifically Narendra Modi’s leadership;
  • Framing the elections in all-India terms rather than engage with State-level issues.

The Opposition’s counter-narrative should include:

  • Conveying an idea that the 2019 polls are about choosing between, a coalition regime to protect the values of pluralism and federalism, and a majority under an authoritarian leadership.
  • Framing the election as a referendum not on leadership but on democratic values

Indian democracy has never worked anyways, under powerful parliamentary majorities led by a PM unchecked by coalition dynamics. Two examples are Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

The Opposition’s success now hinges on it’s effectiveness in convincing the people that if they value their nation’s democratic traditions, they must elect a coalition government in 2019.

Nawaz Sharif was dismissed for not declaring income at the time of filing his nomination papers for the 2013 election.

The Pakistani military has dominated the political institutions in the country for at least 50 of Pakistan’s 70 years as an independent state. However, over the last decade, judiciary and legislature have emerged to contest for the political sphere.

Mr. Sharif was first dismissed in 1993 under the provision of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, under Article 58 2(b), allowing the President to dismiss the Parliament. Mr. Sharif’s was again removed from the office in 1999 after a military coup by General Parvez Musharraf. Pakistan’s supreme judiciary has always supported the actions of the military providing constitutional and judicial cover to the coups.

Mr. Sharif, is the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, although following his dismissal, the Election Commission of Pakistan has asked him to be removed formally as the party’s president.

He was dismissed for not declaring income at the time of filing his nomination papers for the 2013 election. He has promised to challenge the decision and gathered some support among the legal community over the modus operandi of the court.

Mr. Sharif was accused in social media of being an Indian agent, had alleged investments in India and ‘secret partnerships’ with Indian businessmen.

Supreme Court of Pakistan has decided to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. This action confirms the Pakistani ideal that a politician can engage in corruption only if he does not challenge the country’s judiciary.

During the decade of 90s, civilian Prime Ministers who failed do as ordered were dismissed by the President by the power bestowed to him by the Article 58-2(b) of the Constitution. After the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto for two times and once of Mr. Sharif, the Article 58-2(b) of the Constitution was removed. This action cleared the path for General Pervez Musharraf’s military coup in 1999. Nowadays, Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution have been cited as the means for the establishment to keep an eye on the politicians.

The Supreme Court has found Mr. Sharif in violation of Article 62(1)(f) that demands that members of Parliament to be “sagacious, righteous, non-profligate, honest and Ameen”. “Ameen”, means ‘the keeper of trust.’ It is one of the attributes of Prophet Muhammad, which is a very hard standard to meet for any Muslim.

The Pakistani Supreme Court is acting similar to Iran’s Guardian Council, which disqualifies politicians if they are not sufficiently dedicated to Islamic values.

If any convincing proof of corruption had existed, a trial would have taken place. But in the last seventy years, each and every Pakistani Prime Ministers have either been assassinated, dismissed from their post, or forced to resign, or deposed in military coups. Mr. Sharif lost the army’s favour when he decided to appear in the matters of foreign and national security policy after becoming the Prime Minister. He was ousted before once by the President and then again by the army chief in a coup. Elected for a third time, now he has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.

This scenario proves the point that Pakistan is far from being a democracy and the powerful sway of the media and influence of the army can place or remove a person from the throne. Mr. Sharif is clearly not a right person for the job but the manner of his removal from office is also not right.