Saturday, 30 November 2013

" Anna Way " or " Arvind Way " ?



To bring Jan Lokpal Bill :


>   ANNA  WAY



     Anna has sent a letter ( must be his 20th ! ) , to PM Man Mohan Singh ,
     asking him to pass Jan Lokpal Bill in the winter session of Lok Sabha ,
     starting on 5th Dec


     If he fails to pass , Anna will go on an indefinite fast from 10th Dec


>   ARVIND  WAY



     Arvind is requesting Delhi-ites to elect , at least , 50 AAP candidates on
     4th Dec elections


     If they do , he has promised to pass Jan Lokpal Bill ( for Delhi ) on 29th



Which way will succeed  ?


People of Delhi have not forgotten what happened in Ramlila Ground in 2011
Anna was placed behind bars and " People's  Aandolan " was broken


Lok Sabha went thru a sham exercise of passing  a vastly diluted bill - knowing fully well that it will get stalled in BJP controlled Rajya Sabha !


Were Congressmen ( and their allies ) happy that BJP introduced 300 amendments in Rajya Sabha ?


They were ecstatic  !


Had Anna continued his " fast unto death " , he would have surely died


And our corrupt politicians ( - barring a few ) would have gone ahead and further insulted Anna's greatness by erecting a statue of Anna in the grounds of Lok Sabha  !


In the meantime , Bapu's statue continues to cry  !


For Anna-Way , it will be no different this time  !



PEOPLE  OF  DELHI  ,



If you want to ,


>   Save our democracy


>   Save Anna's life ,


you must go out and vote AAP to power on 4th Dec


Remember , what Kapil Sibal / Salman Khurshid said in 2011  ?


"  You cannot make laws in the streets of Delhi.
   Contest and win elections . Then change the laws from within -
   democratically  "


 
Prove them right  !  Change the Law-makers  !


Throw out law-breakers  !




*    hemen   parekh   (   01   Dec   2013   )



Friday, 29 November 2013

Face - to - Face or Facebook ?



According to Aniruddha Bahal  ( Editor - Cobrapost ) , both BJP and Congress seem to have hired " Cyber Mercenaries " to wage a " Cyber war " on their behalf


These Cyber - Stalkers repeatedly visit Facebook  /  Twitter etc social media web sites and


>    Comment  about " Virtues " of their political clients


>    Post " White Lies " about those opposing their clients


This is great news for Aam Aadmi Party (  AAP  )  !


Because only 12.6 % of India's population has access to Internet


That translates into following number of persons :



>    All India  .................. 150 million  ( out of 1200 million )


>    All India Voters  .........  91 million   ( out of 725 million eligible voters )


>    Delhi Voters  ..............  1.5 million  ( out of 11.5 million voters )



Balance 10 million Delhi voters have NO access to internet


No visit to Facebook  /  Twitter


No getting influenced by " Comments  /  Lies  /  Likes "


So , whenever " flesh - and - blood " ( not virtual ! ) AAP leaders are seen in their localities , these " Digitally Divided Delhi-ites " go out in the streets by thousands , to see them / greet them / hear them / ask them questions


10 million voters of Delhi don't give a damn about Facebook


They care about "  Face - to - Face "


On 4th Dec , these 10 million will troop out to polling booths to sweep away the " Feared Faceless " with a Jhadoo  !



*   hemen   parekh   (   30   Nov   2013   )

   

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Licensed to Rob ?



On 4th Dec.,  810 candidates will contest Delhi State Assembly elections


Delhi-ites will mostly vote for either Congress or BJP or AAP candidates


In case of many  of these  candidates , a vote  will amount to granting those candidates , a " legal authorization "  to rob  /  plunder  /  rape  /  murder , the voters themselves for the next 5 years  !


Here are figures published by ADR (  Association for Democratic Reforms  ) :



>     Total no of candidates contesting 
...............................................810


>     Candidates with Criminal Cases  .............................................. . 129


>     Candidates with SERIOUS Criminal Cases  ..................................  93


       #    Congress   ........................................... 15


       #    BJP  ...................................................   31


       #    BSP  ..................................................   14


       #     AAP  ..................................................   5




>     Candidates with SERIOUS Criminal charges
 

       #    Congress  .............................................  8


       #    BJP  .....................................................  22


       #    BSP  .....................................................  12


       #    AAP   ...................................................... 5




>      Crorepati  Candidates  .....................................  265


>      Average Assets  (  All Candidates  )...................Rs   3.43   Cr


                            (  Congress Candidates )...........    Rs  14.25   Cr

  
                            (  BJP Candidates  )..................    Rs   8.16   Cr


                             (   AAP  Candidates  ) ..............    Rs   2.51   Cr



>     Highest  Assets



      *   M S Sirsa  ( SAD )......................................Rs    235.51   Cr


      *   S Gupta     (  Congress  ).............................Rs   164.44   Cr


      *   A K Jain     (  Congress  )  ...........................Rs    143.69   Cr




>     Assets of 66 " RE-CONTESTING "  candidates ( current MLAs ),


       *  In  2008  ................................................... Rs   2.90    Cr


       *  In  2013  ...................................................  Rs  10.43  Cr 

  

People of Delhi ,


On 4th Dec . , your choice of candidate , will decide your own fate


And your choices are  :



>    Vote for Congress / BJP and then suffer in silence for the next 5 years,
      to get robbed / raped / plundered / murdered


>   Vote for AAP and get, delivery of services ( Roads / Sewers / Clean
     Water / Healthcare / Power / Education etc ) , without having to bribe !


Vote wisely  !




*    hemen   parekh   (   29   Nov   2013   )

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Misleading will Misfire !



As the D-day ( Doomsday  for BJP / Congress ? ) approaches ,  both Congress and BJP are getting panicky


They are desperately trying to mislead Delhi-ites , by spreading canards about Aam Aadmi Party (  AAP  )


Eg :


>   CANARD  :

     Anna Hazare is against Arvind Kejriwal

     TRUTH  :

     Anna may not support Arvind's " Political Means " but he fully supports
     his " Anti - Corruption Ends "



>   CANARD  :

     AAP is a B Team of Congress / BJP ( depending upon who is misleading )

     TRUTH  :

     AAP is the only A Team of Delhi-ites



>   CANARD  :

     AAP is collecting election funds thru illegal methods

     TRUTH  :

     AAP is the only party with courage to publish full details of every rupee
     collected ( and from whom and how ) , on its web site



>   CANARD  :

     Arvind Kejriwal holds 4 voter cards

     TRUTH  :

     Election Commission has accepted its own lapse, for failing to cancel
     old voter cards , as requested by Arvind



>   CANARD  :

      " Media Sarkar " sting operation has exposed corruption of AAP leaders

     TRUTH  :

      Even Election Commission has found no proof , after going thru 14 hours
      of raw footage of sting tape



>    CANARD  :

       AAP leaders are arrogant and have used foul language against their
       opponents during election rallies

       TRUTH  :

       They have owned-up their mistakes and apologized within hours ,
       whereas Narendra Modi has tried to justify his " Khooni Panja " remark
       and Sonia Gandhi has yet to regret her " Maut Ka Sodaagar " remark.
       Leave alone Congress / BJP leaders , publicly calling each other ,"Rats"
       and " Monkeys " , since they know each other better !




>    CANARD  :

       AAP candidates are not " Aam " ; they are Crore-patis

       TRUTH  :

       During past 5 years , Congress / BJP MLAs have tripled their assets
       from Rs 2 Crores to Rs 6 Crores ( on an average ) , with one having
       gone from Rs 6 Crores to Rs 111 Crores  !



>    CANARD  :

      Arvind Kejriwal has 5 FIRs filed against him ( eg: Illegal processions ! )

      TRUTH  :

      Congress / BJP have given tickets to persons having Rape / Fraud etc

      " Charge-Sheets " framed by Courts





What Congress / BJP fail to realize is  :



>     Manifesto promises notwithstanding , people of Delhi are not going to
       forget - or forgive - the torture inflicted upon them by Congress / BJP
       over the years


>     Delhi-ites don't give a damn for minor mistakes of AAP


>     This is not an election contest between political parties . It is a battle of
        Kurukshetra - the battle between the " Corrupt Masters " and the "
        Oppressed People " , where " Good " will triumph over the " Evil "  !


>      Misleading is bound to Misfire


>     People have  run-out of patience


>     Writing is on the Wall


>     Tsunami is about to sweep them into the dustbin of history  !




*       hemen  parekh   (  28   Nov   2013   )        

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Congress cannot Compete !



As far as Delhi-ites are concerned , Congress cannot compete when it comes to promising cheaper power ( - if voted to power on 4th Dec elections )


As far as reducing electricity charges are concerned , leading political parties have promised to Delhi-ites , in their manifestos :



>     0 % reduction      (  Congress  )


>     30 % reduction    (  BJP  )


>     50  % reduction   (  AAP  )




Reason  ?


It would be a " political suicide " if Congress promises to bring down power charges  !


For past one year , Sheila Dikshit has been bending backward to justify the existing power tariff , as being the cheapest in the country


Promising a reduction would amount to admitting that there is a scope for reduction  !


If Congress were to promise a reduction , two things were certain :


>     Delhi-ites will ask for massive " refunds " for over-charging / looting
        (  approx. Rs  6,000 Crores ?  ) over the past 5 years


>     Such a " Self - Exposure " of scam , would mean , a certain defeat
       at the hands of  Aam Aadmi Party  (  AAP  ) , on 4th Dec


>      And having been voted to absolute majority , AAP will ask newly
        appointed Lokpal to investigate who pocketed this Rs 6,000 crores
        and put them behind bars !



What Sheila Dikshit - and her bosses - do not realize is :


>    " Non-promise "  notwithstanding , Congress will be reduced to a
       minority when Delhi-ites vote on 4th Dec in favor of AAP


Congress sharing opposition benches with BJP  ?


Oh  !  What a dreadful thought  !


Oh   !  What a fall was there my Countrymen  !




*    hemen   parekh   (   27   Nov   2013   )


Monday, 25 November 2013

Greatest Show on Earth ?



Elections in 5 states will get over soon

National Elections will be over in 7/8 months

Here is a partial list of what Anchors and Experts will debate on TV channels for the next few months :



>    SEATS



      *   No of seats in Lok Sabha / State Legislative Assemblies

      *   No of seats contributed by each state

      *   Current share of seats /  political party-wise

      *   Projected share of seats ( who will win how many )

      *   " Combinations & Permutations " possible to form UPA 3 / NDA 2



>    CONTESTANTS



      *   No of contestants for each seat

      *   Dynasty to which each belongs

      *   Religion / Caste / Sub-caste , to which each belongs

      *   Declaration of Assets / Wealth - and growth % since 2009

      *   Criminal records

      *   Who will win , from where and why



>     VOTERS


 
      *   No of eligible voters ( State-wise / Religion-wise / Caste-wise )

      *   No of first-time voters



>     VOTES POLLED



       *   Total

       *   Constituency-wise

       *   Vote-Share %

       *   Vote % Swing

       *   Margins



>       POLITICAL  PARTIES



         *   National Vs Regional

         *   War Chest accumulated

         *   Money spent ( - of course , cash without account only ! )

         *   Gain / Loss of vote-share

         *   No of rallies

         *   Average attendance at rallies

         *   No of high profile campaigners

         *   No of helicopters / trucks / buses hired

         *   Kilometers covered

         *   Freebies included in respective Manifestos

         *   Pre-poll / Post-poll alliances

         *   Seat-sharing formulas

         *   No of violations of Code of Conduct

         *   Mastery in abuses hurled ( or , received  ? )



>      ELECTION COMMISSION



        *   No of polling booths / sensitive booths

        *   No of Returning Officers / Poll Observers

        *   No of policemen / security forces deployed

        *   No of EVMs

        *   No of complaints received



There is no doubt , I have missed out many items

Alas !

Our " Democracy " has been reduced to its " Lowest Common Denominator " , of  a  process called " Voting " !

Karl Marx may have said,

"  Religion is the opium of the masses "

I would like to paraphrase , by saying,

"  Elections are the opium of Indian Voters "



*    hemen   parekh   (  26  Nov  2013  )

    

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Justice Delayed - but not Denied



There are 300 + lakh cases pending before India's judiciary system , comprising ,


>    16,000  Trial  Courts


>     21   High  Courts


>     Supreme Court


 If you go by the average rate of disposal during the past decade , it would take more than 100 years to clear this backlog  !


Of course , by then , 400 lakh new cases would have been filed  !


So , it came as a pleasant - and welcome - surprise that , on last Saturday , Lok Adalats managed to clear , 35 lakh cases in 8 hours ! More than 10 % of the outstanding !


In Delhi alone , 300 Lok Adalat benches cleared 366,000 cases , with each bench clearing ( on an average ) , 3 cases per minute  !


In Mumbai , the record was clearance of 37,975 cases  !


Many were pending for more than 10 years  !


What kind of cases ?


>   Bounced cheques


>   Bank Recovery


>   Civil Suits


>   Motor Accident Cases


>   Service Matters


>   Family  Matters


>   Traffic Challans


>   Loan Disputes


>   Restoration of Water Connection ..... etc



How did Lok Adalats manage such fantastic rate of disposal  ?


May be because ,


>  No lawyer was present to accuse or defend  ! Litigants argued their own
    cases .  No vested interest to keep the cases going for  ever  !


>  Lok Adalats were televised live through web-casting. World was watching


>  No court staff


>  Rather than shuttle between courts for another 20 years , weary  litigants

   were happy with any " compromise "


It is said ,


"   Justice delayed is Justice denied  "


Our Lok Adalats proved that justice need not be delayed  !


Sam Pitroda ( Chairman , National Innovation Commission ) would agree that this is innovation par excellence  !


How about decorating the person who thought of Lok Adalats in the first place , with a "  Bharat Ratna  "  ?



*   hemen  parekh   (   25  Nov  2013  )