Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Wednesday, 27 February 2002

TOP WINNERS THIS ELECTION

[ Title of article in Economic Times / 25,Feb 2012 ]

To summarize, election- promises of India’s political parties:

  • In the past
Free rice / TVs / bicycles  /  electricity  /  fans / mixers / grinders / gold coins  etc
·     In current  State – level elections
Laptops and Tablets
·     Who is promising  ?
BJP  / Samajwadi Party  /  Shiromani Akali Dal
·     Who will benefit  ?
High School students [  750,000 in Punjab  /  3,500,000   in UP  ]
·     Cost of promise
Rs  30,000 Crores  (  $ 6 Billion  )
·     Will they keep their promises  ?
You bet ! After winning  state elections last year , AIADMK -led   government  in Tamil Nadu placed orders for   ONE MILLION   laptops on   HCL / LENOVO   for  Rs 1300 Crores ( $ 275 M )
·     Winners
Computer / Tablet  Manufacturers
·     What can voters expect in 2014 National elections ?
A mobile Smart phone for every voter ?

With regards

HEMEN  PAREKH