Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will address a rally at Jantar Mantar today against the Centre’s proposed Land Acquisition Bill.
AAP had also planned a protest march to Parliament from Jantar Mantar, however, Delhi Police did not issue a permission for it as Section 144 is in place in New Delhi due to the ongoing sessions in the Parliament.
The rally is expected to attract a crowd of over 10,000, including farmers from Jharkhand, Bundelkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Odisha and Poorvanchal belts of Uttar Pradesh.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh berated the central government and declared that AAP will protest strongly against the Land Acquisition Bill.
“The BJP says that they have made necessary changes in the Act. This is nothing but a joke. What compelled the BJP to change the provisions of the Act, just after nine months in power. This is nothing, but a move to benefit its industrialist friends,” said Singh.
Earlier, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had tried to use the sensitive issue of Land Bill to gain political mileage after coming back from a 56-day-long sabbatical.
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, ahead of the prospective rally, cut a remark on Rahul Gandhi, and said that the Gandhi scion is only trying to gather political mileage from the issue.
Campaigning for Gujarat Assembly elections to be held in two phases on 9th (phase 1 voting day has passed) and 14 th December is in full swing. The scion of the Nehru dynasty is trying all stunts to win Gujarat for his Congress Party.
He is making rounds of numerous temples in Gujarat proclaiming himself as a ‘Shiv Bhakt Hindu’. Indira married a Muslim man Feroze Khan in a London Mosque. Many people in India are still ignorant about this fact and consider Feroze a Parsi.
Feroze’s mother was a Parsi before marriage to Feroze’s Muslim father but since, she converted to Islam, their son Feroze Khan was a Muslim.
Indira also embraced Muslim religion for marrying Feroze Khan. Her Muslim name was Maimuna Begum but she kept this fact well hidden so, as not to harm her political career.
Rajeev married Sonia Maino, a Catholic Christian. The real names of their children are Raul and Bianca Maino. They both hold Italian Passports as well but in order to fool Indians they have adopted the names of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
It is incomprehensible that the aforesaid Raul Maino is claiming himself to be a Hindu now, just to garner votes for Congress in Gujarat in the name of Hindutva.
Raul while addressing an election meeting in Porbandar on 24 th November said that Prime Minister Modi gave Rs. 33,000 Crores to Tata Company for manufacturing Nano model of automobiles. He went on to say that no Tata Nano is visible on the roads of Gujarat.
When Tata Motors’ Nano manufacturing plant at Singur in West Bengal faced protests in 2008; Modi, the then chief minister of Gujarat invited the auto-maker to Gujarat and extended benefits like allotting land at concessional rates and tax exemptions for setting up the plant at Sanand near Ahmedabad.
A manufacturing plant of a big company like Tata assures employment opportunities for the locals besides making the state a more attractive investment destination for both domestic as well as foreign companies. Every Chief Minister in India would have done what Modi did at that time.
Modi didn’t do anything wrong by providing a few concessions to Tata. Nowhere, did he provide Rs. 33,000 Crores to Tata furthermore, Raul’s statement at the rally while addressing Gujarati locals; “You lost land, electricity, water to Tata Nano. And if you are not seeing any Tata Nano here, then, what type of magic is this” is completely absurd.
Immediately after the signing of the Nano deal, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation took six villages under acquisition in Sanand. The government of Gujarat at that time paid the price of land at Rs. 1200 per square meter.
It was four times higher than the market rate prevailing at that time, resulting in the farmers of this region buying Audis and BMWs.
If the Nano model didn’t turn out to be a commercial success, what has Modi got to do with it? Every big business house knows that not all of their products would turn out to be profitable.
Mr. Maino also said that the amount of money Narendra Modi gave for manufacturing Nano Cars was equal to the UPA government’s allocation for funding MNREGA since Raul frequently likes to harp about the success of MNREGA. Here are the facts;
This scheme only guarantees jobs for 100 days a year. A year has 365 days. What about the rest of the 265 days? The jobs in MNREGA involve completely useless and unproductive tasks like digging ditches and then filling them back with sand. This MNREGA scheme is a total failure and waste of government funds.
MNREGA has turned majority of its recipients into lazy, good-for- nothing, unemployables. This scheme must be abolished with immediate effect.
Raul tried to woo the fishermen of Gujarat by saying that Congress government used to provide them with subsidy, which covered 25 percent of fishermen’s expenses on diesel and petrol.
The question is; where and when would this useless subsidy culture end?
Congress is just playing ‘Poverty Politics’. These doles and freebies make people indolent and uncompetitive thus preventing the progress of a nation.
Raul wants Indian masses to always stand infront of Congress politicians with folded hands like the old “Maii Baap” culture pioneered by Nehru and later followed by Indira and Rajeev.
This pattern continued until the only sensible Congress Prime Minister till now, P.V. Narsimha Rao liberalized the Indian economy in the early 1990’s.
It’s highly disappointing that inspite of Raul Maino’s, relatively young age and wide travels, he does not possess any constructive and innovative ideas to make India a better place.
Raul should do himself and the nation a favor by retiring from politics. He anyway does not need to work for a living and can enjoy the Billions amassed by his ancestors through masquerading as fake Gandhis.
– The author is a Master Degree holder in International Tourism & Leisure Studies from Netherlands and is based in China
One of our steadfast volunteers sent me a message at Facebook and sought my opinion on the current dogfight going between #ChandaChor gang of our Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Through Chanda Bandh Satyagraha, our stand is clearly a matter of conviction:
सच्चे स्वयंसेवक का यज्ञ तभी पूरा होगा , जब सिधान्तों से भटकी हमारी AAP की पूर्ण आहुति दे दी जाएगी. अगर जनता का दिया गया चंदा खाओगे, तो कोई हक़ नहीं राजनीती में तुम्हे! 2020 में AAP का अंतकाल आना चाहिए. हमारी पार्टी का सियासी दफ़न पूरा हो, हमारा हवन पूरा हो.
Loosely translated: A true volunteer of AAP will not rest until a morally debased AAP is consigned to flames. Because a party that can eat away the public funds (donations), has no moral right to be in politics. The year 2020 will hopefully see the political demise of our AAP.
As you see the dogfight has come to the streets now. A poet is trying to revive and talking of an AAP II. Some well meaning volunteers are standing with him. He is zestfully speaking about bringing back values of the party and old folks too.
Tragically, the other Chandachor camp led by Mukhiya Kejriwal has termed this as a fantasy.
But, we must be able to read through the lines.
In my opinion, our hardcore selfless volunteers who really wanted to see a change of politics and polity through a vehicle called AAP, now understand that the fight is for personal survival and NOT for principles.
But the poet is fighting for his survival, so believe me, this fight will not lead him anywhere. It is NOT a MORAL fight. It is a personal fight. Janta ka vishwas nahi milega (public’s trust can not be regained). Janta ek Kejriwal ko dekh chuki hai (the public has already seen one Kejriwal). Abhi 20-30 saal wait kariye (Wait for another generation before you utter of revolution again). Kraanti kee baaten kar ke janta ko aur dukhi mat kijiye (Do not exploit the sentiments of the society by talking about yet another revolution when the first one was never ever attained).
If you really care about the principles, just do one thing: Ask where is the donation list that the party received? After all. how can a party fight against corruption and graft, if its own house is not clean. And then talk about other principles.
Bringing back old folks is a good idea. Reviving AAP is a welcome idea. But, let us remember one thing: Public (janta) is not a toy. You can play with their sentiments once, not again and again.
At AAP, our refrain used to be:
सत्य परेशान हो सकता है, पराजित नहीं.
Today, we know in our hearts, we have eaten the donations given by the public. सत्य को चंदाचोरों व् ‘सत्यवीरों” ने परेशान भी किया तथा पराजित भी (Truth was not only messed around with, it was badly defeated by the so called saints of truth and honesty).
Then, what ideological principles is the poet talking about!
The dogfight is a fight without morality. It is a sign that the rot in our AAP is deep set. However, the karma cycle is trying to complete the circle. The dogfight is exposing the unworthiness of our AAP’s leaders who one time the public thought are statesmen. The poet is helping us achieve our cherished goal: Taking us towards the the Aahuti!
The abusive audio clip of Kumar Vishwas surfaces hinting at split in Aam Aadmi Party
Aam Aadmi Party which claimed to bring clean politics is no longer working on principles, its an ongoing dogfight between unsatisfied political aspirants
Just few days back, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party was slapped with Rs. 30 crores Income Tax notice. The party which claimed to revive clean politics was itself found dirty. The Income Tax notice cited that the Aam Aadmi Party had not disclosed income worth Rs 13.16 crore. According to the IT Department, the money received as donations in its bank account was not recorded in the books of accounts. Today an audio clip of Kumar Vishwas surfaced hinting at rift within the party.
Last year, Chanda Bandh Satyagraha (www.nolistnodonation.com) led by Dr. Munish Raizada was initiated against Aam Aadmi Party’s backtracking on financial transparency which gathered a huge amount of support from section of Aam Aadmi Party who were not ready to compromise on principles. But anyone who raised questions against Arvind Kejriwal’s dubious stance on donation transparency were sidelined from the party.
The leaked audio clip of Kumar Vishwas suggests that individual ambitions are derailing the Aam Aadmi Party, risking the public’s confidence. What issues dominate the AAP? The party members no longer seem to have any aspiration for developmental politics, they are rather engaged in dogfight for power and position. Unmet with expectations, many of the founding members of party like Yogendra Yadav are no more with the AAP today. It certainly affects prospects for party expansion. People supported AAP because it offered hope of a wider democratic platform, giving ordinary Indians a political voice. But it now seems that Aam Aadmi Party is just a bunch of opportunists trying to grab political space for their own development through corruption and dubious political donations.
Since its inception, Aam Aadmi Party has been indulged in all those things it promised to stood against of. AAP has failed to deliver what it promised. The list of scams by Aam Aadmi Party is endless. From Thali scam where total food bill of 80 guests amounted to Rs 11, 04,357 costing Rs 12,000 to Rs 16,000 per plate to 400 crore Delhi water tanker scam, AAP has crushed the expectations of people who were hoping for an honest political party. Arvind Kejriwal’s government spent a large chunk of taxpayer’s money for party advertisement. The advertisements were found to be in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines.Transport Minister of Delhi Gopal Rai from Aam Aadmi Party is involved in scam worth crores of rupees in Auto Rickshaw Permit scam. Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra alleged that he witnessed Satyendar Jain giving Rs 2 crore in cash to the party chief Arvind Kejriwal. The list can go on, but the serious question here is the credibility of Aam Aadmi Party. The audio clip of Kumar Vishwas hints at rift within the party, this explains well why Delhi is suffering under bad governance, the key members of party are indulged in back bitching and score setting.
– by SHAURYA RITWIK, Shaurya is Sub-Editor at NewsGram and writes on Geo-politcs, Culture, Indology and Business. Twitter Handle – @shauryaritwik