Friday, 31 January 2014

Maya - Mamta - Mulayam



Apart from the fact that their names start with the same alphabet , what else is common between them  ?


They , all belong to Arvind Kejriwal's list of Be-Iman ( the Dishonest )


But the list is long


Also includes , Gandhi and Gadkari  !


The list cuts across party-lines , to include Be-Iman leaders from ,


>  Congress

>  BJP

>  National Conference

>  Nationalist Congress Party

>  Trinmool Congress

>  DMK

>  BSP

>  SP................etc


Members of AAP are invited to submit the names of their favorite Be-Imans !


Arvind wants the voters to defeat these Be-Imans in the forthcoming National Elections and vote for AAP candidates in their places


Gadkari has asked Arvind to apologize within 3 days or face a defamation suit


My take :


>  Arvind will not apologize

>  Gadkari will not file a suit

>  None of the others in the list will file defamation / libel suits



Reason  ?



>  If they do , AAP legal team will get to cross-examine these leaders


>  Many a skeletons will come tumbling out of dark closets  ! What horror !


>  With court-cases going on , these " tainted " leaders will get pre-occupied
     with the litigation for years , leaving little time for campaigning


>  They will find it very difficult to face voters in rallies


>  TV Anchors will invite them every evening for questioning- Media Trial !


>  Morning newspapers will carry " Screaming " headlines on court
     observations - " Objection Over-ruled "  !


>  Election officers may even reject their nomination papers  !


>  Unwittingly , they will confirm AAP as , " CHAMPION  OF  THE
    UNDERDOGS  "




Although , there is some undisputable proof against the CRIMINAL leaders , in the form of FIRs / court-cases / convictions / appeals etc , Arvind has very little SOLID PROOF re the corruption of the others named in his list


Then how can he get away with such base-less allegations ? Especially those in the list , who are " Clean / Honest " ?


It is a question of :


" Whenever there is a fire , along with the dry grass , some green grass too burns "


The entire political system has got so corrupt and criminalized that no leader is perceived to be clean / honest  !


People are so  ANGRY  that they want to dump the present lot of leaders and find some honest leaders - no matter , how inexperienced  !


In fact , in the forthcoming elections , a " PAST EXPERIENCE " ( as an MP ) , will be a BIG LIABILITY  !


By itself , that will be a proof that you have been part of a corrupt system !


That is Arvind's TRUMP CARD  !



*   hemen  parekh  (  01  Feb  2014  /  Mumbai  )
 


Thursday, 30 January 2014

Crimes of Commissions - and Omissions



Our politicians are obsessed with  following " CRIMES OF COMMISSIONS  " :


>   1984  Delhi  Genocide


>   2002  Godhra riots


>   2013  Muzzafarnagar riots


>   Sundry terrorist attacks


>   Killings by Naxalites / Maoists


>   Police encounters ( genuine or otherwise )


>   Political murders


>   Crimes committed by celebrities ( Sports / Films / Media  etc  )



Politicians are vying with each other to fix blame on opposition / ruling parties .  TV anchors are facilitating the acrimonious mud-slinging  !


They are demanding apologies from those who were in power when these crimes happened ( or from those whose parties were in power at that time )


They want the culprits / criminals responsible for these crimes , to be tried and punished by the courts expeditiously


They want the riot victims to get justice - of course , no axe to grind  !


Why this sudden hue and cry about what happened long time back  ?


Why this obsession with the past  ?


Why this sharp focus on the " ACTS  OF  COMMISSION "  ?


Why is no one talking about the present  ?


About the " ACTS  OF  OMISSIONS "  ?


Who is responsible for following deaths , EVERY YEAR , year - after - year  ? 



>   Malaria.............................. 10,98,000


>   Cancer...............................   7,32,000


>   HIV..................................     6,83,200


>   Suicide .............................    4,88,000


>   Road Accidents  .................    3,66,000


>   Snake bites  ........................  7,32,000


>   Malnutrition of Children.......... 16,00,000



What about millions of Indians dying  PREMATURE DEATH every year , due to :



>  Water and Air Pollution


>  Dowry ( Bride burning )


>  Child Labour


>  Occupational Hazards ( Chemical / Coal / Cement industries )


>  Miscarriage / Abortions / Pregnancy deaths


>  Smoking / Tobacco chewing


>  Junk Food / Adulterated Food


>  Daru ( liquor ) laced with ethyl alcohol


>  Fake Medicines............................etc



And who are responsible for keeping 28.7 Crores of Indians illiterate ( 37 % of World's illiterate ) , 66 years after independence  ?



Is that because ,



>   " ACTS  OF  OMISSIONS " are taken for granted  ?


>   Deaths due to such Acts are treated as " NATURAL " ( not preventable ) ?

 
>   Politicians don't think talking about these , will get votes  ?


>   Media could not care less ! TRP is all that matters for getting Ad revenue




>   Cursing others is easier than persevering  for the possible  ?





*   hemen  parekh  (  30  Jan 2014 / Gandhi Nirvan Day  ) 

Monday, 27 January 2014

Congratulations !



Arvind Kejriwal and Team


Congratulations ,  on completing one month in office


As expected :


> You did not have answers to every question


> You did not have solution to every problem


> You made honest mistakes , branded " Bad Decisions " by opponents


> Occasionally , made a laughing stock of yourself  !


> Continued to be targeted by BJP and Congress


> Ridiculed by pseudo-experts and TV anchors


> Rattled by Centre and the Judiciary


> Revolted against by one of your own MLA


> Shamed by two of your own Ministers


> At times , lost your cool and used abusive language


> Tried to pass-off your arrogance as Holier-than-thou attitude




But, You



> Stood your ground


> Remained un-nerved


> Walked alone


> Laughed at the destiny


> Never compromised on principles


> Learned from your mistakes


> Spurned power



 That is why , despite all of your antics and shortcomings , C-VOTER Survey ( last evening IndiaTV episode ) found :


Most of the Delhi-ites believe ,



> Corruption in Delhi has drastically come down in past 30 days


> You have , by and large , delivered on your promises



> If there is a re-poll , they will vote for you and give you 43 seats


This is an achievement that no past government , either in the States or at the Center , has managed , even after a full 5 year term  !


And the 100 lakh ( 10 Million ) Indians who became AAP members within the past 10 days , are telling you ,


> Fight Lok Sabha elections


> Defeat the " Devils of Corruptions "


No wonder , vested interests - with their money power and Goonda power - will try their worst to keep you out


760 million voters will teach them a lesson !


Bravo  !



*  hemen  parekh  ( 28  Jan  2014  /  Mumbai  )  

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Delighted at Davos ?



P Chidambaram is delighted at Davos


All the foreign industrialists and businessmen he met , told him,



"  We have confidence in India's growth story


    We are bullish on India


    We plan to invest in India , in a big way  "



For fear of offending , what they did not tell him , is :


"  Everything depends upon who becomes your Prime Minister in April 2014


   We hope , he is Narendra Modi , who has promised to build,


  >   100 brand new Smart Cities in 5 years,


       =  20  new cities  EVERY  YEAR


       =   1  new city every  18  DAYS  



  We can imagine the inputs that India will need to build these cities


  For building same 20 cities per year , the Chinese are consuming 50 % of ALL  the steel produced in the entire World , EVERY  YEAR  !


And constructing a 5,000 MW coal-fired power plant  EVERY  WEEK 


And building 500 Km of new rail-roads  EVERY  MONTH 



Apart from steel , you will need millions of tons of



>  Aluminium / Copper / Cement / Ready Mix Concrete / Wood / Glass


>  Paint / Varnish / Chemicals / Tiles / Marble / Wires / Cables


>  Light fittings  /  Bulbs / Switch-boards / Towers / Pumps .. etc




And those millions of people who will occupy these Smart Cities , will need,



>  TV / Fridge / Washing Machine / Water Filter / Micro-wave Oven / Mixer


>  Fans / Air Conditioners / Cars / Scooters / Computers / Tablets / Mobiles


>  Furniture / Food / Garments / Clocks / Watches / Music System / Books



The lists can go on and on


Every year , you will need 10,000 additional factories to produce all of these


That is the only way you can raise contribution of Manufacturing to overall GDP , from current 16 % to 25 %


Which will create 10 million new jobs , year after year


Still short of population growth of 15 million every year  !


But to create just ONE new job , you will require a Capital Investment of Rs 1 million


So , every year , you will need capital investment of Rs 10 Million Million  !


We are ready with the money  !


Since UPA - 2 could not give us a Green Signal , we are now waiting for the
Saffron Signal  !



Mr Chidambaram ,


You said ,


> India's economy can certainly return to 8 % growth rate if mistakes of the
   past are not repeated



No doubt about that  !


People of India have decided NOT to repeat their mistake in April 2014  !


Verdict of the people of Delhi , was only a " Curtain Raiser "  !


Defeated in Delhi  /  Delighted in Davos  ?



*   hemen   parekh  (  24  Jan  2014  /  Mumbai  )


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Selling Rainbows ?



On the last day of the recently concluded BJP session in Delhi , Narendra Modi announced ,


" If voted to power in April 2014 elections , BJP will build 100 new SMART cities , in 5 years "


That is 20 new cities to be built EVERY YEAR  !


By sheer coincidence ( no doubt ) , China's current target is also 20 cities / year


But then China has an enviable track record of having actually built , 500 brand NEW cities since 1978


That is approx 14 new cities per year


Non - stop , year after year , for the last 34 years  !


Capable of accommodating 700 million citizens


Is Narendra Modi being audacious  ?


Not at all


Earlier , in Dec 2012 ( before Assembly elections in Gujarat ) , BJP manifesto said ,



" If voted to power , we will build 50 Lakh houses ( of course , for the poor ) in next 5 years  "


That is 2,739 houses per day


Or , 10,68,210 new houses in the last 390 days , since BJP came to power  !


Cannot find these  ?


Silly  !


How can you build houses , unless you first build a brand NEW city , once every 18 days  ?


Can't you see , how we are building city of Dholera , for the last 3 years ?


Why don't you go ask AAP ,


" Where are those brand new  6  schools that you promised to build in the last 24 days , since coming to power ( @ one school every 4 days )  "


A cynic once said ,


"  Like Laddoos , promises are meant to be broken ! "


And rainbows exist in the sky - for a very brief period , before elections  !





*   hemen  parekh  (  23  Jan  2014  /  Mumbai  )

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Accused ? Vanquished ? Anarchist ?



After AAP withdrew its Dharna last evening , panelists / analysts / journalists ( - and anyone who got invited by TV anchors ) , were busy pronouncing :


>   Murder of Democratic Processes


>   Ignominious Defeat


>   Shameful Withdrawal


>   Face-saving Formula


>   Renegade Retreat


>   State - sponsored Anarchy


>   Lawmakers taking law into own hands


>   Why don't Somnath go on long leave  ?


>   Eating Crow / humble pie


>   Arrogance Unlimited


>   Unbridled Activism


>   Goodbye to Governance


>   Footpath Cabinet


>   Shameless Selfishness


>   Rabble Rousing Ruffians


>   Climb-down  /  Compromise




No one asked ,



"  How do you categorize the following incidences from Independent India's
   history  ?  "



>   Imposition of Emergency by Indira Gandhi


>   State - tolerated Delhi murders of 1984


>   Demolition of Babri Masjid


>   Asking Indian Army to revolt


>   State - sponsored Bundhs


>   Fake encounters in every state


>   Moral policing


>   Khap Panchayat rulings of honour - killing


>   Fearful Fatwas


>   Police Atrocities


>   Political Rallies bringing traffic to halt



The list can go on and on


All the past and the present governments ( Central and States ) have been guilty of , one or more , of the above - mentioned " illegal " crimes  !


Only difference between them and the current AAP government in Delhi is :


AAP has the moral courage to openly admit that it will continue with its agitations / protests / dharnas / activism , even as it continues in power  !


A very refreshing candor  !


For the common men ( Aam Aadmi ) , this unconventional approach of AAP is their last ray of hope that things can be changed democratically


But it seems , the Corrupt / Criminal / Callous politicians don't like this democratic approach  !


They seem to be telling AAP - and the people :



>  Don't shout slogans and sing patriotic songs on the streets


>  Stop protesting


>  We don't understand your polite requests


>  Only language we understand is the gun-sounds of Naxalites



What these power-hungry politicians forget is that , thousands of our fore-fathers sacrificed their lives to the bullets of the British , to win freedom


And , win the right to vote !


In 2014 , people of India don't need to pick -up guns to change government


They don't need to pull a trigger


They only need to press a tiny button on the Voting Machine


A button marked with a broom ( a Jhadu )  !


After 66 years of ruling / ruining this country , it is possible that the Satraps of Congress and BJP , cannot see the approaching Tsunami called AAP , which will sweep them into the dustbin of history - come April 2014  !


Wake up ,  People of India  !


2014 is your " tryst with the destiny "  !




*    hemen  parekh  (  22  Jan  2014  /  Mumbai  )