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‘Modi Govt trying to subvert democracy in Manipur by abducting Independent MLA’: Cong

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Charging the BJP of making a mockery of the electoral verdict and trying to subvert Democracy in Manipur by illegally abducting Independent MLA Asabuddin.

Talking to reporters here, AICC media panelist Jaiveer Shergill alleged that at the Imphal airport, an independent MLA Asabuddin travelling with Minister, Nasir has been illegally abducted by 200 CISF personnel. This has been done at the behest of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav.”

He demanded registering of an FIR against Mr Ram Madhav.Mr Shergill alleged that by using money power and muscle power, the BJP is trying to form a government in the state by ignoring the mandate given by the people.

”At the Imphal airport, the independent MLA has been abducted through misuse of the CISF and the airport administration,”he said. Alleging that the abduction has been done at the behest of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, he said,”an FIR should be registered against the BJP general secretary.”Earlier, in a statement, AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala said,”the BJP is now misusing the CISF and Airport authorities to detain and abduct Independent MLA, Asabuddin at Imphal Airport and take him to Kolkata.

The Modi Governemt is playing a dangerous game of subverting democracy and abducting MLAs by misusing CISF at Imphal Airport despite its electoral loss. Federalism and rule of law being murdered in broad daylight by the Modi Government.”UNI AR SHK 1827

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बेटी बचाओ का नारा देने वाली मोदी सरकार का नया नारा बेटी डराओ धमकाओ : जयवीर शेरगिल

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नई दिल्ली (उत्तम हिन्दू न्यूज) : कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय प्रवक्ता जयवीर शेरगिल ने कहा है कि एक तरफ तो प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी बेटी बचाओ की बात करते हैं वहीं दूसरी तरफ देश में एक शहीद की बेटी को डराया धमकाया जा रहा है। इससे तो लगता है कि सरकार का अब नया नारा बेटी डराओ धमकाओ हो गया है। शेरगिल ने कहा कि शहीद की बेटी गुरमेहर कौर को चिंतित होने की जरूरत नहीं है क्योंकि पूरा देश और कांग्रेस पार्टी उसके साथ है।

मोदी सरकार पर बरसते हुए जयवीर शेरगिल ने कहा कि पीएम मोदी आखिरकार मध्य प्रदेश में जासूसी रैकेट में भाजपा नेता का हाथ होने पर चुप क्यों है। ये भाजपा के लिए बहुत शर्म की बात है कि पश्चिम बंगाल भाजपा महिला मोर्चे की महासचिव जूही चौधरी बाल तस्करी रैकेट में गिरफ्तार हुई हैं।

सबसे बड़ी बात ये कि जूही चौधरी ने पुलिस को बताया कि उसे भाजपा के सांसद ने गिरफ्तारी से बचने के लिए नेपाल जाने की सलाह दी थी। शेरगिल ने सवाल किया कि आखिरकार वे भाजपा सांसद कौन हैं जिन्होंने ये सलाह जूही को दी।

जयवीर शेरगिल ने कहा कि इस पूरे प्रकरण ममें भाजपा के राष्ट्रीय महासचिव कैलाश विजयवर्गीय और भाजपा की राज्यसभा सांसद रूपा गांगुली की भूमिका भी शक के घेरे में है। इन मामलों में भी पीएम मोदी को देश को बताना चाहिए बाल तस्करी गिरोह में इन भाजपा नेताओं की क्या भूमिका है।

Source:  http://uttamhindu.com/newsdetail.php?id=2587

A tale of two surgical strikes

It is time to pause and reflect on the outcome of the surgical strikes along the Line of Control on September 29 and the “surgical strike on the Indian economy” on November 8 and do a cost benefit analysis. Such a narrative should begin with a statutory declaration that it does not involve the question of nationalism. We all love our country as we love our families.

Ever since the Modi government had publicly declared that the Indian Army had carried out surgical strikes along the Line of Control targeting the terrorist launch pads, exchange of fires along the LoC has been a daily affair. Since then, we have lost more than 26 soldiers out of which two of them have been beheaded and their bodies mutilated. Besides, 12 civilians have been killed, 70 army men and 76 civilians have also been injured in the Pakistani firing and shelling. More than 300 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have taken place along the Line of Control and International Border after the surgical strikes. Compared to the previous year, infiltration has increased by 100 per cent in 2016.

The recent Nagrota incident and killing of seven Army personnel, including two officers, is a clear signal that nothing has been changed positively on the ground. Only the situation has been deteriorated with a spurt in attacks, infiltration and killings. May be the army action would have deterred the militants and the Pakistani soldiers from acting against India, but the machismo of the Modi government to make it public proved counter-productive causing loss of lives and property on this side of the border.

Apart from making a strategic army action public, the government did nothing in terms of economic and diplomatic offensive to contain the situation. A lot was said about review of the Indus Water Treaty and the MFN status to Pakistan but all the action ended in TV studios and social media platforms. The prime minister declared in Punjab that the water that belongs to India will be stopped from going waste in Pakistan. But, he is silent on how he intends to do it and to question his intention will be construed as anti-nationalism. In response to a Rajya Sabha question, the commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman has replied on November 23 that no decision has been taken on review of the MFN status provided to Pakistan. So, the trade goes on, the diplomacy goes on and so also escalation of tension along the LoC.

While the Modi government still remains in celebratory mode turning a blind eye to aftermath of “surgical strikes”, the question still remains what is India’s strategy towards Pakistan? Tit for tat, offensive, defensive or long term solution?

Now let’s deal with the second tale of “economical surgical strike” and look at certain bare facts which separate the wheat from the chaff. The prime minister while announcing the “surgical strike on the Indian economy” on November 8 had outlined three objectives: recovery of black money and to curb its further generation, to stop terror funding and prevention of counterfeiting of currencies.

How far the demonetization succeeded to achieve these goals? As on November 29, 60 per cent of the

Rs 14.5 lakh crore have been returned to the banking system either in the form of deposits or exchanges and the fate of the remaining 40 per cent will be known after December 30. Further, as the demonetization process is not intended to touch the flow of resources, bulk of the black wealth will remain untouched. Therefore, it is an exaggeration that with the demonetisation process, the problem of black money will be over. It certainly requires comprehensive reform which is much more than note-bandi. If the proposed amendment to the Income Tax Act which has been passed in the Lok Sabha as a money bill is of any indication, there is serious doubt on the intention of the Government to fight against black money. If the objective was to convert black money into white by another disclosure scheme, why the common man who has nothing to do with black money is sweating before banks and empty ATMs?

Recovery of new currencies from terrorists, increasing terrorist activities and instances of counterfeiting signify that demonetization has largely failed on these objectives as well. There is a Sanskrit sloka in the Abhigyan Shakuntalam which roughly translates as follows: “when the fishing net was torn and fish leaped into the water, the fisherman becomes dejected and consoles himself by saying that he will get the punya for allowing the fish to escape.” This is exactly what our prime minister has achieved through the demonetization policy.

Notwithstanding what the prime minister outlined as the objectives of demonetisation, repercussions of the policy have already been visible. GDP growth in the second quarter of the financial year has been recorded at 7.3 per cent against 7.6 per cent during the corresponding quarter in the previous financial year.

Moreover, this is an agriculture led growth figure. Ratings have already lowered GDP growth forecast for this fiscal to 6.9 per cent from 7.4 per cent citing demonetization as a prominent reason. Demonetization has also had its impact on investors’ confidence on our currency which was one of the reasons why Rupee has crossed the psychological barrier of 68 against US dollar.

Though exact figures are not available, 70 people have reportedly died due to causes directly or indirectly related to demonetization. They include bank employees also. Farmers were happy that they had a good monsoon this year but the demonetization effect had reduced them to paupers. Neither they are able to buy seeds and fertilizer for the rabi crops nor finding market to sell their kharif produce. By denying the cooperative banks to exchange and deposit old currencies, the government made the lives of the farmers and the rural poor miserable.

Tourism sector, including medical tourism, has been badly hit due to the sudden withdrawal of currencies and it will have its repercussions in the GDP figure. Foreign tourists are taking to street performances to deal with the currency crisis.

The poor, the marginalized, daily wagers, farmers, migrant workers and the tribals who are outside the formal banking sector are the hardest hit. Rural economy is the worst victim of demonetization and it will have serious impact on the formal economy because the informal sector accounts for 20 per cent of gross domestic product and 80 per cent of employment. Job loss in the unorganized sector will adversely affect the rural economy which will further affect the formal economy due to impact on consumption and savings.

Certainly, things could have been planned better. The decision was taken without proper application of mind and without taking into consideration that Indian economy is a cash economy where 98 per cent of all transactions are conducted in cash and 2/3 rd of the total population do not have bank accounts and 96 per cent of people do not have plastic cards. These figures were simply ignored while taking the decision.

And, the consequence is people are dying in queues and soldiers are dying on border.

Source : http://www.mydigitalfc.com/op-ed/tale-two-surgical-strikes-565?fromNewsdog=1

What youth of Punjab Want?

Aristotle had said, “youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope“. The Punjabi youth believed Modi in 2014 but within less than two years they are repenting for the mistake they have done. It seems the Prime Minister forgot about the 3Ds – darkness, destruction and devastation – caused by drugs. They are wondering how the Prime Minister can conveniently close his eyes to the State’s turmoil just for political mileage.

What does the youth of Punjab want? Punjab is my home state and for the emotional connect I share with Punjabi mitti, I have covered the State extensively with the sole of objective of understanding youth problems and their expectations. I found 3Es in the wish list of Punjabi youth – education, employment and eradication of drug menace. They want better infrastructure, policy implementation and corruption free society.

Have we lost the war? I am an optimist and I think like me, the youth of Punjab, even though apprehensive and frustrated, have still faith that situation will improve and Punjab will regain its lost glory. Having said so, let me candidly admit, turn around will be a challenging task. From one of the prosperous states, Punjab is now in a huge debt trap because of mismanagement of state finance.

The debt burden of Punjab government has gone up from Rs.48,344 crore in 2006-07 to Rs.1.25 lakh crore in 2015-16 which is whopping 32% of gross state domestic product. Punjab government is paying only basic salary to the employees of State government during their probation period. The youth of Punjab needs a leadership who they can trust, who is sincere to solve their problems with a proven track record.

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They do neither believe in fake propaganda nor want to experiment with uncertainty. There is still hope for the youth of Punjab. I cannot see a generation destroyed by madness of drugs. Decent education, both in terms of skills and values, and availability of productive employment is one of the best routes to guide the youth of Punjab.

Akali Dal-BJP has let the Punjabi youth sink deeper into crisis

I found 3Es on the wish list of this section of population – education, employment and eradication of the drug menace.

Aristotle once said, “Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope”.

The youths of Punjab believed Modi in 2014 but within less than two years they are repenting for the mistake they had done. It seems the prime minister forgot about the 3Ds – darkness, destruction and devastation – caused by drugs. They are wondering how the prime minister can conveniently close his eyes to the state’s turmoil just for political mileage.

What do the youths of Punjab want? Punjab is my home state and I have an emotional connect with Punjabi mitti. I have covered the state extensively with the sole objective of understanding the problems of the youths and their expectations.

I found 3Es on the wish list of Punjabi youths – education, employment and eradication of the drug menace. They want better infrastructure, policy implementation and corruption-free society. The quality of education has deteriorated over a period of time and students are incapable of finding a job in the highly skilled sector.

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The education sector has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons – irregularities, strikes by teachers, multiple scams, and so on during the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP regime. About 75 lakh people are unemployed in Punjab. Almost 72 per cent job seekers in Punjab are educated, out of which 78 per cent have non-technical education and 22 per cent technical education.

The official data on employment generation has revealed that the employment rate in Punjab was just at an average of five to six percent since the time the SAD-BJP government took over in 2007. The figure is worse in case of reserved categories.

Today’s Punjab is lagging not only in terms of industrial growth but also in the agricultural sector because of stagnancy. There are no jobs, no future in farming, no industrialisation and deep-rooted corruption has left the state in shambles.

Eighty five per cent of Punjabi farmers are under heavy debt in the state. The youths of Punjab is being compelled to leave their soil for the want of job opportunities. Even contractual employment has become a distant dream for Punjabi youths. It seems the political leadership of the state is indifferent to issues like unemployment and that is precisely the reason both the organised and unorganised sectors have failed to create jobs. The youths of Punjab want quality education and decent employment avenues.

Besides education and employment, the third but the most important wish of the youths of Punjab is solution to the drug menace in the state. The number of thekas are more compared to the number of government schools in the state. The magnitude of the problem can be understood from the revelations of an AIIMS study which has found that Punjabis spend Rs 7,500 crore annually on drugs.

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Up to 75 per cent of the state’s population have been exposed to drugs in one form or another. One in three college students are addicts and most of the addicts are in the age group of 15-35 years. There cannot be anything worse for a nation to lose its youths to drugs.

Punjabi youths who were once at the forefront of the police and armed forces of our country are nowhere close to the past figures. They have lost their hard work, bravery and enterprise to drugs. It is sad to see that Punjabi youths are found weak and unfit for defence jobs.

Punjab shares 553km of border with Pakistan. Besides, there is a huge illegal market of opioid drugs in Punjab. The state’s opioid dependents are four times more than the global average. Owing to drugs, an entire generation of Punjabis are at the risk of life-threatening diseases and is under the threat of being wiped out by addiction.

Have we lost the war? I am an optimist and I think the youths of Punjab, even though apprehensive and frustrated, have still faith that the situation will improve and Punjab will regain its lost glory.

Having said so, let me admit that the turnaround will be a challenging task. It is one of the most prosperous states in the country, but Punjab is now in a huge debt trap because of mismanagement of state finances. The debt burden of the Punjab government has gone up from Rs 48,344 crore in 2006-’07 to Rs 1.25 lakh crore in 2015-’16 which constitutes a massive 32 per cent of the gross state domestic product.

The Punjab government is paying only basic salary to its employees during their probation period. The youths of Punjab need a leader who they can trust, who is sincere about solving their problems and has a proven track record. They neither believe in fake propaganda nor want to experiment with uncertainty. There is still hope for the youths of Punjab. I cannot see a generation destroyed by the madness of drug addiction. Decent education, both in terms of skills and values, and availability of productive employment is one of the best routes to guide the youths of Punjab.

Referance Link: http://www.dailyo.in/politics/punjab-polls-shiromani-akali-dal-bjp-drug-addiction-narendra-modi-pakistan/story/1/10799.html