UK CM’s gesture to reach the accidental spot was appreciable but had carried senior doctors and medicines than the BJP leaders



The most tragic and horrendous accident that occured in Nainidaanda Block on 1st of July is the most harshest of the tragedy ever witnessed in whole of Uttarakhand with 48 innocent lives meeting the most anguishing end never ever expected for the negligence of the few.

After all, a question being asked is ! What was the fault of these innocent passengers? We may blame the driver, who himself has lost his own life, but the moot point is, what about those officers and their subordinates in the civil and transport administrative departments including the traffic police on whose shoulders lies the primary responsibility of check and regulate the entire transport system in entire Uttarakhand in order to avoid overloading of buses and to regulate and check if the driver of the bus is genuinely obeying or duly following the traffic norms for the safety of the commuters and the passengers.

In Uttarakhand if we actually see the past and present record of the officers on duties either in transport, health and in police departments including in traffic, one will be amused to learn that they are all enjoying the hefty perks than being committed towards the responsibilities assigned to them.

It’s literally a comfort zone to be in, as a government employee in Uttarakhand whether you are a District Majistrate, SDM or in any other department that matters. The moot point is, the government of the day is hardly responsive to the increasing accidental cases and subsequent casualties thereafter but wants to simply subside disastrous deaths by merely paying a meagre compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each to the deceaseds’ family and putting the hugest tragedy at rest.

Just imagine, what would be the fate and condition of the bereaved families who have lost their sons, daughters, wives, brothers, sisters, parents and the sole earning member of the family.

Can the government of the day bring back the precious lives of these deceaseds’ whose families have lost their most loving ones and the bread earners. Would the financial aid of merely rupees two lakhs is enough for the life long sustenance who’ve lost their precious lives because of their ill fate or the deficiency of the system.

Does it not sound shocking that after the sad and the most shocking demise of 48 innocent passengers the chief minister of Uttarakhand hires a chopper with lakhs of rupees as its fare, supposed to be of the tax payers’ money and visits the accidental site near the Gweel village in Nainidaanda block for no use and relevance and takes with him the education minister Dhan Singh Rawat and the State BJP chief Ajay Bhatt who literally have no role to play in this whole tragic and traumatic episode except to take maximum media miliage and political advantage.

The moot point is that instead of accompanying these two political persons had the chief minister carried with him the senior most doctors or the best possible medicines or medical equipments required for the urgent treatment or diagnosis of the severely injured persons addmitted in the Dhumakot hospital it would have been more better and fruitful than carrying these politicians who were of no use and relevance in this episode except deriving political and media advantage.

However, we appreciate the gesture of the chief minister to go to the hospital and learn about the well being of the injured.

But this attitude unambiguously speaks of the fact as to how non serious was the Uttarakhand government was about this serious matter.

The fact of the entire development is: the politicians and the bureaucrats of Uttarakhand hardly care for the peoples’ lives and they are rated as just peanuts or non entities. There have been several hundred deaths in road accidents in Uttarakhand and the chief minister or the concerned ministers have never visited the accident spots nor ever paid adequate compensation to the bere aved families except the one happened in Nainidanda block and that too because the prime minister of the country and home minister have issued statements condoling these traumatic and tragic deaths and assured for the all possible help whatsover by the union government. What’s your take friends? .


Former director CBI Alok Verma submits reply in the Apex court. DIG Manish requests for cancellation of his transfer orders



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The alleged controversy of the ongoing fued feud between the premier investigation agency of the country, Central Beaureu of Investigation and the current government of BJP led NDA took a new and interesting turn today when one of the senior IPS officers, the DIG Manish Kumar Sinha has made startling disclosures in the apex court regarding his all of a sudden transfer to Nagpur in order to pre strategically rid him of the investigation he had undertaken against the now exiled special director of the the CBI and the banking scam pertaining to Nirav Modi, Mehul Chouksi and others.

This startling revelation has given a new political twist and ammunition to the Congress party as well as the like minded opposition parties who’ve been firing salvos after salvos against the ruling party dispensation since the last few months especially after the emergence of Rafale, banking scam and the present controversy pertaining to the feud between the two top most officers of CBI, Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana.

According to the news pouring in through various sources the DIG Manish Manish Kumar has petitioned in the apex court requesting for cancellation of his transfer orders allegedly terming them as arbitrary. The petitioner DIG Sinha had requested the Court to hear his plea alongwith the plea of former CBI director Alok Sinha who had also petitioned the court against his being send on forcible leave by the union government alongwith special director Rakesh Asthana with whom he was in the fued as both of them had traded charges of corruption against each other.

Meanwhile the former CBI director Alok Verma has also submitted his reply in the sealed envelope against the findings of the CVC to the apex court as directed the the court. During the hearing DIG Manish Kumar said to the court that he was conducting the investigations in the team of the former Director Alok Kumar in the cases alegedly pertaining to the former director Rakesh Asthana and the PNB scam of Nirav Modi.

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Three of the family die after Santro falls in a river in Purola



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Uttarakhand is destined for accidents. Not a single days passes when fatal accidents don’t occur here. While there are different reasons for these mishappenings, one can’t deny the fact that over speeding of vehicles, non vigilance or absense of alertness while driving, driving after intake of liquor, untrained drivers, pot holes on the roads,conversing on mobile phones and with co passengers sitting near the driver while driving, squeezed roads due to landsides, slippery roads during monsoons or in other seasons as well, no caution signs on blind turns or mental instability while driving are some of the basic vital reasons that lead to fatal accidents.

If we go by the yearly statistics the fact remains that fatal accidents have almost become the order of the day in Uttarakhand with the fatalities increasing day by day which is really an extremely disturbing trend. During the monsoons when landslides occur in various locations making the roads slippery, narrow and not prone for movement of heavy vehicles like buses n trucks, the spate of accidents enhance killing hundreds of people in different parts of the state with buses, jeeps, buleros and even trucks falling in deep gorges killing hundreds.

The past such accidents have been horrendous as the one happened last July on the Gairsain road killing about sixty persons when the overloaded bus fell in a gorge almost kilking all except a negligible few who were gravely injured.

But despite all this what is most disheartening is the fact that there in total non compliance from the government’s side to lessen or discourage these fatalities by improving the traffic system, adopting various ways and mean to ensure that the accidental fatalities in the hilly terrains come down considerably.

Unfortuntely in the absense of the vision oriented politicians at the helm of the system, things are going awry n becoming cumbersome for passengers who are constrained to travel in over filled busesin the absense of adequate bus services. Apart from these accidental fatalities killings by maneaters in various parts of Uttarakhand is also a common feature with the government doing literally nothing but becoming a mere spectator.

Meanwhile according to the latest news pouring in just today morning a Santro Car plying on the Nao gaon Purola Moter Road near Golnya Dangar, Syonli Chani heading towards Dehradun from Purola having the number UK 07 AL 1436 got uncontrolled and fell in Kamal river killing three persons on the spot.

Those killed have been identified as 27 year old Devendra Kumar of Purola Bazaar, 26 year old Nitin Rawat, and 62 year old Reena . All the three were from the same family and were travelling in Santro car.

All the three dead bodies have been sent for post mortom. Just a day ago a fatal accident had occured in Damta, Uttarakhand killing two persons on the spot.

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Western Peripheral Expressway today, here’s you need to know about Delhi’s 4th ring road




Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Kundli-Manesar-Palway (KMP) Expressway, all known as Western Peripheral Expressway today. The project, which was originally expected to complete in 2009, has missed multiple deadlines. It has taken 15 years to complete this project.

“This western peripheral expressway had to be completed during commonwealth games, but we all know what was done back then, this expressway was also a victim of that”, Modi said.

PM Modi also listed out the advantages of the new expressway, “This western peripheral expressway will contribute to reducing pollution. In a way, this expressway will help the- economy, environment, ease of travelling and ease of living” he said.

The project was proposed in 2003 and was awarded to KMP Expressways Ltd, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of DS Constructions, Madhucon Projects and Apollo Enterprises in 2005. The initial total cost of the project was Rs 1,915 crore.

The long wait

In June 2012, in a multi-party meeting between Haryana government, Delhi government and the developer in which a revised deadline of May 2013 was fixed. However, due to delay in construction, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) decided to penalize the company in April 2012 after which the dispute went to the courts and the project was stalled. Later on, the lenders led by IDBI Bank served the concessionaire KMP Expressways with a substitution notice due to its continued defaults in the performance of its financial and other obligations.Subsequently, then Haryana government, which had also awarded the contract, decided to terminate it and pay KMP Expressways and lenders Rs 1,300 crore as the termination payment.

In 2014, the project was revived. It was also decided to upgrade the expressway to a six-lane expressway. Following that on April 5, 2016, the 53-km stretch between Manesar and Palwal was opened for the public use.


The newly built KMP expressway links to NH-1 (Delhi to Panipat), NH-8 (Jaipur-Gurgaon-Delhi Road), NH 10 (Hisar Rohtak-Delhi Road), however, the Manesar to Palwal stretch has been operational for quite some time now and the Kundli-Manesar stretch will be opened to traffic on Monday.

Delhi will get its 4th ring road

The first ring road was completed and opened for traffic in 1956. While the second one was fully operated in 1970.

The third ring road called the Eastern Peripheral Expressway also known as EPE was inaugurated earlier this year in May. The 135 Km long expressway is built at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore and it links to NH-1 (Panipat to Delhi), SH-57 also called Sultanpur-Delhi Highway, NH 58 or the Meerut-Delhi Road, NH-24 called the Hapur-Dasna-Delhi Road, NH-91 known as Aligarh-Delhi Road, Kasna-Sikandra- Delhi road and the NH-2 also called the Agra-Delhi Road.




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Punjab CM constrained to abruptly call off his press conference due to red carpet controversy



The chief minister of Punjab Captain Amrinder Singh was constrained to abruptly call off his press conference at 2.30 PM at the Nirankari Bhawan premises in Amritsar where a controversy erupted regarding the laying down of red carpet at the Nirankari Sant vicinity where yesterday two anti social elements in mask targetted the congregation throwing hand granades killing three persons on the spot and injuring about 20, some of them grievously.

The chief minister Punjab was to visit the congregation site where the unfortunate incident occured in order to asses the situation but after the red carpet placed in the vicinity for his supposed welcome raised a heated controversy in the media with opposition leaders of Akali Dal castigating him for allegedly acknowleging red carpet welcome at a time when the entire state is in the state of grief and shock after the brutal killing of three people and injuries to 20.

However, the officer looking after the arrangements denied the charge saying that they were not aware of the colour of the carpet and it was laid down to suppress the dust on the arrival of the CM’s cavalcade as it would have harmed the health of those attending the press conference including the mediamen.

However, after the eruption of the controversy highlighted on every television channel, not has the red carpet been changed with the green carpet but the chief minister was also constrained to call of his press conference as well as the visit at the tragedy site.

Meanwhile the chief minister Amrinder Singh who’d already announced the monetary compensation to the tune of Rs. five lakhs to each of the family of the deceased and some amount to the injured as well, the IG Police of Punjab has today declared the prize amount of Rs. 50 lakh to anyone giving clues about the accused of yesterday’s grenade attack at the Nirankari Sant Samagam in Amritsar.

The Home minister Rajnath Singh has also convened a high level meeting at his North Block office attended by senior police and IB officers to discuss the aftermath implications of the sitiation and to find ways and means to unearth the hand behind this unfortunate incident n nab the culprits at the earliest.

The National Investigating Agency is in Amritsar investigating the tragedy very minutely in order to nab the actual culprits behind this shameful incidents. Sources reveal that it’s the joint conspiracy of Pakistan sponsered hardcore terrorist organisation Jaishe Mohammad, LET and the Khalistani organisations having the support and blessing of ISI and various terror outfits active in Pakistan.

It may be recalled that in June 2016 a group of terrorists from across the border had stolen the car belonging to the Punjab Police and had barged into the Pathan Kot Air base killing seven soldiers. Similarly,the train massacre in Amritsar on the day of Vijay Dashmi killing 60 persons has also raised a storm against the Amrinder Singh government giving enough ammunition to his opponents especially the Akali Dal n BJP leaders to criticize him to the core.

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Sarvodayi Dhoom Singh Negi of Chipko and Beej Bachao andolan bestowed with coveted Jamna Lal Award with cash prize of Rs. Ten Lakhs



Vice President of India Venkaiyya Naidu presenting Jamna Lal Award to Dhoom Singh Negi in Mumbai

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand feels immensely proud that one of its prominent, modest and low profile Sarvodayi leader of globally fame Chipko and Beej Bachao movement was yesterday bestowed with the most prestigious n coveted JAMNALAL AWARD carrying a cash award of Rs. ten lakhs and a citation at the hands of the Vice president of India Venkaiyya Naidu. Dhoom Singh Negi primarily hailing from the Henwal Ghati in Garhwal, Uttarakhand who’s staying in the Ashram of bhoodan leader late Acharya Vinoba Bhave received this coveted award in Mumbai in the presence of his wife and son Arvind.

According to author Kusum Rawat extremely modest and silent but a relentless fighter as a Chipko movement and save seeds movement activist Dhoom Singh Negi left the government job and started teaching the poor and hapless students thus preparing a massive force of social activists to save the environment of Uttarakhand Himalayas and protecting and conserving the rare qualities of seeds for decades. He is one of the most prominent leaders of Chipko and popular Beej Bachao andolan in Uttarakhand and the country who’d also penned hundreds of articles in vernacular, regional and national dailies and periodicals of the country mobilising people, especially youth and women of the state and the country towards environmental safeguards and preservation of the rare speices of seeds. He is the renowned propagator of organic agriculture in his tireless efforts and initiatives to bring green revolution in the counntry. Salutes to him.

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Hapless martyr’s family in financial jeopardy. Has not received a single pie as compensation since last three months ?



Mother of late Rajesh Punia holding her sons pic, late Puniya's brother with social activist Santosh Dahiya, broken door of Puniya's dilaphidated house

It really disheartens one and all when the traumatic and highly grief stricken poor and hapless families of our valiant soldiers who lay down their precious lives in the service of the nation protecting our porous borders and fighting the enemy at the LOC and strife torn J& K with valour are made to suffer for of adequate financial compensation that is officially due to them including government job to the next of the kin of the families of the deceased.

Hundreds of young jawans and officers of Indian Army and security forces fighting against all odds and highly challenging situations in Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Actual Control fight the Pak rangers and the hardcore terrorists hell bent upon destabilising our system killing innocents n armymen and sacrifice themselves with valour.

The entire nation salutes them because its only due to their 24×7 vigilance and alert duties against all odds, at the LOC that 125 crore Indians are safe and sound but when it comes to government’s alleged apathy towards the already traumatic and anguished families who run from pillar to posts seeking justice and adequate financial compensation actually due to them officially they get no justice n compelled to resign at their fate.

The fact of the matter is that majority of those martyred young jawans belong to extremely poor family backgrounds and after their sad demise the family loses the single earning member who was the sole bread earner for the entire grif stricken family.

The pathetic story of one such young jawan of the India Army namely Rajesh Punia of village Ladwa was yesterday posted by a social activist of Haryana namely Santosh Dahiya who recorded the family’s anguished story in her live facebook time line.

Rajesh Puniya was hardly 26 or so and was on the line of duty at the LOC in J&K. About three months ago his decapitated body was found while fighting the terrorists/ Pak rangers at the LOC valiantly.

After his sad demise the ministers of Haryana government, the local MLA Krishna Kumar and several high ups in the government visited his house and assured the grief stricken poor and hapless family of all possible help including Rs. 50 lakhs as financial compensation, a job to his elder brother and construction of a park with a budget of Rs 80 lakhs in the nearby vicinity in the name of Martyr Rajesh Puniya.

But after the lapse of more than three months not a single rupee has arrived at the Martyrs anguished family’s gouse. The father of late Rajesh Puniya who is usually in bad health whom his late son had assured of the best private treatment if he comes back alive, was also assured by the minister concerned of best possible treatment in the private hospital, but all in vain.

Late Rajesh Puniya was the only earning member of the family. The family lives in village Ladwa, Haryana in a dilapidated house with shattered entry door and uncemented brick walls with animals and the family living together in a pitiable civic n financial condition.

According to the social activist Santosh Dahiya, when they approached the Commissioner at Kaithal they were told that the enquiry is still in progress and may take time. She questions: if such is the ignorant, pathetic and complacent attitude of the ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats towards the martyrs of our country who die for the nation in the line of duty then the government has not right to exist.

She says: its shocking and ironical that these politicians visit the houses of martyrs and give false promises but when it comes to fulfilling them they vanish out of the scene and this is shockingly what’s happening with the traumatic poor and hapless family of martyr Rajesh Puniya of Laadwa, Haryana. Shameful indeed.

It may be recalled that about 450 jawans of Indian Army and security forces have laid down their precious lives in J&K n LOC during the last four and a half years and about 530 jawans n officers (approximately) were martyred during the Kargil war of 1999 called Operation Vijay. We salute them all for their glorious sacrifices.The government had then devised a policy of adequately compensating the martrs famiky and also alloting them a petrol pump. Can’t the same criteria be now followed and the poor and hapless families be allotted petrol pumps for their survival.
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Monkey Menace: 14 day old snatched from a lactating mother and brutally killed by a monkey in Agra



The terror of monkeys all over India, particularly in the religious places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra etc in Uttar Pradesh, in Rajasthan and Uttrakhand is increasing day by day and even the hospitals and VIP areas are not free of the monkey attacks.

In Uttarakhand monkeys have entered every village and house and are incessantly damaging agricultural produce. These monkeys in various religious spots, temples and tourist places snatch the belongings and the foodstuff of the visitors and on resistence even injure them grievously. There have been hundreds of instances of monkey attacks in the above mentioned states and foreign visitors n tourists too had been their incessant victims.

In Agra today a fourteen day old infant has been snatched by a monkey from a lactating mother from inside the house and was later on found killed after having been brutally injured. The news have sent terror wave all around the Runawat village of Arga where good number of people have already been injured due to increasing monkey attacks.

There have been no remedial action whatsoever from the administration’s side who are least bothered or interested to catch these dreaded monkeys who are on an attacking spree. According to news pouring in, the family and the mother of the 14 day old infant killed are badly terrorised and grief stricken due to the tragedy and foresee more such brutal monkey attacks in the future.

The expeditious multiplication of the monkey population in all the states of the country is a matter of great concern. Even the former president of India Dr. Pranav Mukerjee was not spared by these notorious monkeys when on one of his visits as president of India his spects were also snatched by these monkeys in Mathura despite so much of security.

Uttarakhand is the worst victim of monkey attacks who are literally entering houses in the villages and suburban cities n towns and creating havoc by destroying crops and injuring residents particularly children. Uttarakhand being the jungle state dominated by 73 % of trees the monkeys caught in hordes by the department’s concerned release them here thus allowing them to create havoc in this himalayan state.

It is high time that the concerned governmental agencies should expedite efforts to catch these troubling monkeys and keep them away from public places.

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Rahul says, what he commits, fulfills ! can contact anybody in Punjab and Karnataka and ask about our fulfilment of pre election pledges, we have waived off all kisan loans !



Rahul addressing the election rally at Kabirdham, Chattisgarh

As the dates of the elections are nearing the political parties are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the electorates are enticed by their populist measures n large promises.

Both BJP and Congress parties are trying to take the lead in convincing the voters to vote for them and get everything at the cheapest rates including KARZA MAAFI, loan waivers and handsome support prices for their produce. The Congress which is in the opposition in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for the last several years did not want to take any risk of losing the election this time.

Hence its menifestoes are full of concessions for farmers and the weaker sections of the society. Addressing a well attended public meeting in Kabirdham, Chattisgarh today as a sequel to several meetings addressed earlier, highly over confident Congress chief Rahul Gandhi assured the audienve especially the women and the farming community of maximum support prices on their produce and loan waivers just within ten days of his government coming to power in the state.

Rahul Gandhi said like Dassault chief Eric Tappier I never lie, what ever I commit I fulfill my election promises. I commit that while the support prices for sugarcane would be 2500 per quintal, the rates of electricity would be just half and the farmers would be relieved of all the bank loans within 10 days of his government coming to power.

Speaking eloquently and assuring the farmers of the state about implementing the land acquisition act in the state Rahul Gandhi said that the farmers whose land would be acquired for projects or factories would get the 4 times more of the prevailing market rates in.the condition of completion of the factories or projects on the acquired land within the stipulated time of five years and incase the needful is not done the farmer would get back the ownership title again.

He was addressing the Congress rally at Kabirdham, Chattisgarh in support of the two contesting MLA candidates. In order to substantiate his honesty in fulfilling the pre election promises Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said if you have any doubt you can just phone anybody living in Punjab and Karnataka and ask if the Congress governments there had fulfilled my pre election commitments of loan waivers of farmers or not.

And you will get the reply in affirmation. I never tell a lie n stand to my commitment said Rahul Gandhi whilehe castgated the BJP led NDA government of remitting the loans worth of more than three lakh crores of fifteen top industriakists of the country but could’nt waive off the poor farmers loans.

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Ranbir, Deepika to marry at Lake Komo, Italy, 6500 klmts away from India



Deepika and Ranbir and the p8ctures of the marriage venue at magnificient Lake Komo in Italy

Today is the marriage of Ranbir and Deepika Padukone to be solemnised in Dell Bianelo Villa in the middle of a facinating lake Komo in Italy.

The marriage will be performed by Konkani and Punjabi traditions. Only sixty close relatives have been invited at Lake Komo’s magnificient and facinating Dell Bianelo venue.

Several prominent world personalities have performed their marriages in this secluded by magnificient place in Italy.

The couple Randhir and Deepika has strictly asked the invitees not to bring any gift but instead they can donate in the foundation of Deepika Padukone known as The Long Love Laugh Foundation for charity.

Ranbir’s father have specifically mentioned at the end of the card about the amount to be favoured in the name of the above foundation instead of bringing any expensive gift.

Amongst the distintive Bollywood invitees are actor Shahrukh Khan, renowned producer, choreographer Farah Khan and director producer Sanjay Leela Bansali etc.

The couple reached the venue in a special six seater aircraft that landed in the lake near the marriage venue. The guests too would be brought here in this special chartered plane.

The guests, majority of whom are close friends and relatives numbering to sixty would be staying in the rooms of the villa with one room allegedly costing thirty three lakh as rent for per day.

There are in all 75 rooms in this extraordinary villa situated in between Lake Villa . The star couple had reached Italy on 10th of November to make the necesary arrangements. It has been said that the entire collection of the marriage by cheques would go to the foundation for charity.

In a way its a marriage for charity say sources. The Indian and continental dishes would be served in the marriage and the chef has specifically been called from Switzerland.

Lake Komo is considered to be the most beautiful and outstanding location in the world which is 6500 kilometres away from India.

The electronic channel AAJ TAK’s representative is covering the entire event amongst others.

It may be recalled that Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli also solemnised their marriage in Italy, perhaps at the same venue and it is believed that Ranvir and Deepika got the tips from Anushka who was the heroine with Ranbir in the super hit movie ,” Band Baaja Baaraat”.

Renowned designer Sabyasachi has designed the marriage outfits of Deepika Padukone.

The time of the marriage is from 2 to 5.00 PM. Back home in India, Mumbai a special party will be hoisted for Bollywood stars and Indian friends while a post marriage party is also due in Bengaluru, Deepika’s primary hometown. What a great and loveable idea?

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Will Rafale repeat the Bofor’s trend ?



The Bhartiya Janata Party which was full of confidence, overwhelmned with joy and highly filled with a feeling of invincibility about eight months ago, always claiming of staging a come back in almost all the five states viz. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Mizoram, Telangana and in the general elections of 2019 with even more than the present majority, seems to have lost that confidence to a great extent, particularly after the recent C voter survey predicting the saffron party’s defeat in at least three states on confirmed basis, though the opinion polls have not always proved correct going upside down.

The speed and spirit with which prime minister Narendra Modi’s juggernaut had compelled the major national party Congress, the Samajwadi Party and even the left lose their traditional bastions in majority of the states finally unfurling the saffron flag in 20 states squeezing Congress to only two states of Punjab and Puducherry n later in Karnataka in league with Janata Dal(S), it seems, the earlier spirit and Modi charisma is gradually fading out.

If one minutely analysis the political developments thereafter the ruling party BJP has gradually started losing its grip over the country’s electorates as issues like demonetisation, dubious Rafale Jet fighter deal with French company Dassault, banking frauds, charges of promoting crony capitalism, increasing prices of petro products, agrarian crisis, increasing farmers suicides, unemployment in the country, the non fulfilment of the pre poll promises, women insecurity, attack on media freedom, murder of journalists, killings of innocents in the name of cow vigilantism, no talks of the bullet train, the CBI imbroglio and alleged corruption at various levels n failure of demonetisation in recovering black money are some of the important points that have majorly put the incumbent government and the saffron party on the dock.

There have undoubtedly been lots of pronouncements of several people friendly schemes like electrification, of villages, Jan Dhan accounts, MSP for farmers, national health insurance scheme namely Ayushman Bharat, housing for the poor, Swach Bharat Abhiyan, provision of toilets in lakhs n crores etc by the Modi government but they are still not able to show the results on the ground in practicality as compared to the excessive media hype and the exaggerated media pomp and show.

In addition to all this the state units of the Bhartiya Janata Party are badly infested with intercine squabbles and are division ridden. The entire national party is being run by the duo of PM Narendra Modi and the party Supremo Amit Shah. Towering leaders like L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and several others have been shown the door to pursue things quitely, feebly and calmly.

The Rafale issue had been the biggest tragedy of the ruling party compounded with the alleged misuse of the premier investigating agencies the CBI and Income tax departments to settle scores with the political opponents as charged by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and the nucleus of the non BJP grand allaince n AP CM Chandra Babu Naidu.

The former BJP leaders n union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Swaraj India’s activist and supreme court lawyer Prashant Bhushan including Shatrughan Sinha to some extent have been exposing the government of Rafale deal alongwith the Congress party by way of holding press conferences and organising pan India level protest demonstrations.

They have even shown the guts to register the FIR in the Central Bureau of Investgation and filed petition in the Apex Court with serious allegations of undue favour to Anil Ambani’s company and perpetration of alleged corruption in the 59000 crore Rafale deal.

The alleged raids of income tax department on several media organisations for allegedly not towing the ruling party’s line and voicing their points of view against it, has also earned the wrath of the fourth estate accusing the ruling political dispensation of misusing the official machinery to silence the progressive media.

Today, Rafale issue reminds one and all of the Bofors kickback issue that had surfaced during the tenure of prime minister Rajiv Gandhi during the eighties and nineties n resulted in his ouster, creating hell of the uproar in and outside parliament and political instabilty though the latter was acquited of all charges but unfortunately after his sad demise and so much of political defamation globally. Will it happen with the present PM is a big question mark. However, Rafale is proving to be a hot cake for the non BJP opposition parties who are seemingly looking honest this time to form a grand alliance before 2019. Now the moot question is which way will the wind blow in 2019 general elections?

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