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Odisha Congress released a letter seeking appointment from PM

The Congress MLAs of Odisha and the lone MP have sought an appointment with PM Narendra Modi to remind him of his unfulfilled promise of establishing a super specialty hospital at Rourkela and also present a cheque of Rs 21 lakh as a token contribution towards the “promised “ project.

Clearly aiming to embarrass the PM and the BJP, the Congress leader of opposition in the Odisha assembly Mr Narasingha Mishra, MP Mr Ranjib Biswal, party chief whip Taraprasad Bahinipati held a press conference on Monday and released their letter to the PM seeking an appointment.

If a common man of Rourkela Mr M Biswal walked over 1300 km to reach New Delhi and remind the PM of his unkept promise made in April 2015, it is only proper for us to take up the issue, said Mishra.

He pointed out that Biswal, a youth who has no political links had walked all the way to Delhi to meet the PM and remind him of his promise. He even sought help from a union minister who spurned him. Finally he sat on dharna but was denied permission by Delhi police.

Mishra said the BJP led government at the centre cares two hoots to democracy and democratic forms of protest. They ( the BJP) indulges in empty rhetoric and falsehood but when a PM with all his oratory makes false promises, people have a right to remind and show him to mirror, charged Mishra.

The Congress noted that even BJP MLA of Rourekla Dilip Ray had repeatedly expressed his anguish over the fact that promised projects like the hospital and second bridge over Brahamni river have not been fulfilled. It was Ray who had raised the matter after his repeated tireless efforts by meeting the PM and other central ministers failed to get things moving, stated Mishra.

Mishra rubbed it further in by pointing out that PM Modi did not give an appointment to the a committee of the Odisha assembly headed by the Speaker to raise farmer related issues.

The assembly wrote several letters but there was no reply from the PM, he charged.

Such behavior is nothing short of an insult to the people of Odisha, contended Mishra. The utter disregard for democracy, institutions and norms is evident, he remarked.

Replying to questions, Mishra dared those in the BJP who claim that Rs 200 crore has been provided for the super speciality hospital project to furnish relevant documents. Who sanctioned the funds and to whom, he questioned while adding that this was another bluff by the BJP.

In another statement OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik denounced the BJP led NDA government for having failed on sevral counts. Modi government promised power supply to every village and every household. But a week ago , a joint secretary in Power Ministry, made it clear that govt. is only responsible for infrastructure, it can not guarantee uninterrupted power supply.

The BJP government in Chhattisgarh constructed unauthorised barrage over river Mahanadi and Odisha remained dry in summer. Now they are constructing barrage on river Tel, the major tributary of Mahanadi.

The Govt at centre is helping Chhattisgarh to do so, he alleged. Demonetisation was imposed to flush out black money and now it is revealed that after demonetisation Rs 7000 crores have been deposited in Swiss Bank.

The BJP has realised that its bluff has been called in states where it is in power and hence it is trying to focus on states like Odisha where it has never been in power on its own and party president Amit Saha is frequenting states like Odisha, West Bengal. Apparently, the BJP feels it is easier to take people for a ride in states for the first time, chided the OPCC chief.

HMT Bachao Sangharsh Samiti to hold Dharna Tomorrow


Panchkula, july 2
“HMT Bachao Sangharsh Samiti will hold Dharna tomorrow at HMT gate to oppose the policies on closure of Public Sector Units in Nov 2016,” stated the Convenor of Samiti and Former chairman of Govt. Of Haryana, Vijay Bansal.
Bansal told that local residents, retired staff, congress and other parties also likely to join the protest.
He further told that BJP led government is mocking its own make in India campaign by introducing the closure policy .
Refering to the closure orders of Aurangabad Unit of HMT during Vajpayee government told the media persons that the then Industry Minister from Shiv Sena stood against the closure and consequently the unit is still working in profits.

HMT employees union leaders who initiated the plea in Punjab and Haryana High court Mr Rambir, and Samay Singh also apprehended the closure of HMT machine tools Pinjore.
Mr Naresh Maan a local Congress leader and former councilor calls this policy a black blot on the Bjp.

Vijay Bansal alleged the management for discriminating the units in North India.The head office of HMT is in the southand the management disburse all the funds to them neglecting the Pinjore unit.
Bansal informed that in 1962, the United Punjab State Government had acquired 4062 bigha for HMT, 18 Biswas,20 lakhs 33 thousand 422 rupees, but provided free donations to the HMT company whose gift deed was taken on August 25, 1962 which clearly states that company cannot sell or donate land to anyone without the permission of state government, it cannot transfer to anyone .
The real owner of the land is state government.
Bansal demands that the apple market should not be shifted to Pinjore from Panchkula as it will be of no use to youth or local residents. Haryana will not be benefitted from this market as there is no market fee on apple .
He advised the present government to act wisely and not to ignore welfare of people.

We are not averse to forming a coalition government with the CPM in the state: Mishra


Being pushed to the margins, the West Bengal Congress unit has sent a report to the AICC proposing a 21-step approach to defeat the “TMC-BJP nexus” in the state, including an alliance with Left parties and the opening of common offices.

West Bengal Congress general secretary O P Mishra, who dispatched the report June 13, told media “We have sent the report to New Delhi and are awaiting a response. The main thrust of the report is to not only look at the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but draw a long-term plan to see how we can make a recovery in the 2021 assembly elections, defeat the TMC and come to power. We are not averse to forming a coalition government with the CPM in the state.’’

Last month, West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had announced that his party intended to unite all non-TMC, non-BJP parties in the state. He said a decision had been taken after a meeting with all Congress MLAs and district leaders, and Mishra had been asked to draw up a plan of action. The report sent to the AICC is a result of that decision.

The 21-step approach proposes “central office points’’ in Kolkata, Asansol, Berhampore and Siliguri; dedicated website, Facebook page and Twitter handle for the political front; development of a 50,000-strong volunteer force, cutting across non-TMC, non-BJP parties, by October 2018 for the alliance work.

“The methodology may involve enlisting the support of 1,000 core political party activists distributed throughout the state, encouraging each of them to enlist 10 volunteers and then subsequently each of the 10,000 volunteers to help enlist 5 volunteers each. The volunteers may be supporters or sympathizers of any political party. Details related to enlisting and joining of volunteers and Dos and Don’ts related to them to be prepared in writing,’’ the report states.
Details of each volunteer is to be maintained in a centralised manner accessible to all parties and “work/activity’’will be given to each volunteer on continuous basis including pamphlet and literature distribution, collection of resources and visiting “victims of human rights violations, police excesses and those accused of false cases”.

Volunteers will also be engaged in booth-wise collection of organisation data and will, in turn, recruit volunteers at the booth level. The alliance, according to the report, will compile all “political and false police cases since 2011 throughout West Bengal against political activists/human rights activists/general public’’ and provide “dedicated financial resources for the legal and medical expenses of all victims of TMC’s physical attacks’’.

At the level of the state and central leaderships, Mishra’s report has proposed deliberations to draw up a common agenda between the parties as well as deliberations with trade unions, farmer organisations, student bodies as well as those of professionals such as doctors and teachers.

The plan also proposes that all cases related to the panchayat polls and pending cases of corruption against the state be fought together by these political parties. Alleging that there is a tacit understanding between the TMC and the BJP in West Bengal, Mishra says an alliance between the Congress and the TMC for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is not desirable. “A TMC-Congress-Left tie-up. This is problematic and has the potential to produce the opposite of the result anticipated. Such a formulation may even serve the BJP and may amount to ceding the Opposition space to BJP.”

He has alleged that the TMC’s objective to retain power, and shield its leadership from investigation, detention and conviction in corruption cases by the CBI in the Sarada and Narada scandals has made the party “compromise with the political interests of BJP in the state’’.

The report claims that the rise of the BJP in Bengal has been “artificial’’, and not organic. “In 2014, BJP had secured 17.2 per cent votes in the Lok Sabha elections — the highest ever vote share of BJP in the state. When Congress and Left political parties reached state-level electoral understanding and contested the 2016 assembly election, securing about 39 per cent vote share, BJP’s vote share was reduced by about 40 per cent, from the high of 17.2 to 10.5 per cent. The 6 per cent gap between TMC and Congress-Left combine resulted in a huge victory for TMC which secured 211 seats. TMC leadership realized that any further strengthening of Congress-Left combine would jeopardize their electoral success and hence decided to encourage BJP’s ‘rise’,’’ it claims.

“At the national level, in Parliament, TMC has given tacit and indirect support to BJP on a number of occasions through occasional but calculated abstention, not joining the other Opposition parties against the government on crucial issues and, more recently, by trying to subvert and weaken efforts at Opposition unity by flouting political formulations that may indirectly benefit the BJP’s quest for power in 2019 Lok Sabha election,’’ the report states.


Congress-JD(S) amplifying “saffron terrorism”.

Now being hindu is Curse in Congress – JD(S) led Karnataka said Chethan Rajhans

Sanatan Sanstha has alleged that the SIT probing the Gauri Lankesh murder case is torturing the suspects and obtaining confessions from them. The Goa-based pro-Hindu organisation has come under the SIT scanner after a few arrested persons reportedly admitted that they were members of a radical Hindu outfit which h ad links with the Sanstha.

Sanstha spokesperson Chethan Rajhans on Thursday termed the arrests illegal and said it was being done by the Congress-JD(S) coalition in the state to amplify “saffron terrorism”.

The media were being fed imaginary stories about the Sanstha and other Hindu organisations, said Rajhans. “One of the accused, Sujit Kumar, was apprehended on May 6 but was shown as arrested on May 20. Three other accused were apprehended on May 14 but were shown as arrested on May 21. This shows that all these accused were under illegal detention for several days,” he added.

He also alleged that the accused were beaten by police and were not provided legal aid as they were Hindus.

First open dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference : Soz


Claiming that former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s assessment over a decade ago that Kashmiris will “prefer to be independent” if they are given a chance to “exercise their free will” seems to be “correct even today”, Congress veteran Saifuddin Soz, Union Minister in the UPA-I government, has argued in his forthcoming book that the central government should first open dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference before moving to mainstream parties to find a solution to the Kashmir issue.

He also makes the claim that “blunders” committed by various central governments since 1953 — a period that also covers governments headed by Jawaharlal Nehru  and Indira Gandhi — alienated Kashmiris from India’s heartland. In his book Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle, which will be released next week, Soz says the primary responsibility to find a solution to Kashmir lies with the Centre, which has to show “a gesture of compassion for creating a situation of relief in the minds of Kashmiris” and initiate a dialogue with the people.

“And, if the Union of India has to talk to the people of Kashmir, it will have to decide the grouping with which it will initiate the dialogue. In my opinion, it is the political conglomerate called the Hurriyat. Then, the ball will certainly move to what is broadly known as the ‘mainstream’,” Soz writes in the book published by Rupa Publications.

Soz talks about the “so-called Musharraf-Vajpayee-Manmohan formula” which he says had envisaged same borders but free movement across the region, autonomy on both the sides and demilitarisation. Quoting credible sources, he says Musharraf had convinced his top colleagues, both in the army and outside, that it was the only possible solution.

“He (Musharraf) had also convinced his colleagues that the resolutions of the UN on Kashmir had constituted a redundant situation as these meant a tight-jacket for Kashmiris whether they wanted to go with India or to Pakistan. Musharraf had explained that if Kashmiris were given a chance to exercise their free will, they would prefer to be independent. In fact, this assessment of Musharraf seems to be correct even today!” he writes.

Soz says the government “should have realized much earlier that it was wrong for it to dilute the autonomy that was enshrined in Article 370 of the Constitution of India and the Delhi Agreement of 1952 between (Jawaharlal) Nehru and the Sheikh.”

“Nehru had realized that India’s policy had gone wrong in Kashmir and it was the greatest blunder committed by the Government of India to have dismissed and arrested the Sheikh unconstitutionally. Nehru had regretted the action, but the Union of India itself hadn’t learnt the lesson as it repeated its mistake by incorporating a clause in the Indira-Abdullah Accord of 1975 aimed at examining all the central laws promulgated in Jammu & Kashmir since 1953, but never showed its nerve to implement the same,” he adds.

Soz says the Centre repeated blunders by dismissing the Farooq Abdullah government in 1984 and then appointing Jagmohan as the Governor for the second time in 1990 despite protests by the Farooq Abdullah government.

“So, it is the Union of India that caused unrest in the minds of the people of Kashmir and deepened it over a period of time by committing mistakes one after the other. The Union of India has to adopt a mechanism to assess properly as to what has gone wrong and how it can be corrected,” he says, adding that the Centre should realise that no amount of repression in Kashmir, be it through bullets or pellets, can solve the problem. He calls for scaling down troop presence in Kashmir and revocation of the “draconian” AFSPA.

पकोड़े बेचना रोज़गार ही नहीं व्यवसाय भी है : नारायण भाई राजपूत

कांग्रेसी कार्यकर्ता को मोदी की बात घर कर गयी,  पकौड़ा बेचना शुरू किया, आज 35  स्टॉल के मालिक

खबर दिलचस्‍प है और प्रेरणादायक भी. खबर गुजरात के वडोदरा से आयी है. नारायण भाई राजपूत एनएसयूआई के सदस्य हैं, यानी कांग्रेसी कार्यकर्ता हैं. वे हिंदी विषय में पोस्ट ग्रेजुएट हैं. बता दें कि नारायण भाई ने पीएम मोदी के पकौड़े वाले बयान से प्रेरणा पाकर अपनी जिंदगी रोशन कर ली. नारायण भाई बेरेाजगारी से जूझ रहे थे, उनके अनुसार पकौड़े बेचने का आइडिया उन्हें तब आया, जब प्रधानमंत्री मेादी ने एक इंटरव्यू में कहा कि बेरोजगारी से तो अच्छा है कि पकौड़ा बेचकर रोज 200 रुपये कमाये जायें. उसके बाद नारायण भाई ने हिम्‍मत कर पकौड़े बनाने के लिए 10 किलो सामान खरीदा औरे पकौड़े का स्टॉल लगाकर शुरुआत कर दी. नारायण भाई की निकल पड़ी. कारोबार चल निकला. आज के दिन वे 500-600 किलो मैटेरयिल के पकौड़े बेचते हैं. जानकारी दी कि वडोदरा शहर में उनके 35 स्टॉल लगते हैं. हालांकि नारायण भाई ने कहा कि वे दिल से कांग्रेस पार्टी को सपोर्ट करते हैं और कई जन्मों तक वे कांग्रेस को ही सपोर्ट करते रहेंगे.

उनके कांग्रेसी होने को लेकर पूछा गया कि उन्होंने प्रधानमंत्री की सलाह क्यों मानीतो  नारायण भाई ने कहा कि नरेंद्र मोदी देश के पीएम हैं और वे मेरे और राहुल गांधी के भी पीएम हैं. बता दें कि नारायण भाई के पकौड़ा स्टॉल का नाम  “श्रीराम दाल वडा सेंटर “ है. नारायण भाई के पकौड़ा स्टॉल से भगवान राम का नाम क्यों जुड़ाइस सवाल का भी वो बड़ा दिलचस्प जवाब देते हैं. जवाब में कहा कि अगर रामायण काल में पानी में पत्थर तैर सकता है, अमित शाह व मोदी राम के नाम पर देश पर शासन कर सकते हैं तो  मैं अपने पकौड़ा स्टॉल का राम के नाम पर रखूं तो यह जरूर सफल होगा. जान लें कि नारायण भाई के पकौड़े का बिजनेस दो माह में ही पूरे वडोदरा में मशहूर हो गया है. नारायण भाई के पकौड़े इतने फेमस हो गये हैं कि सुबह स्टॉल लगाने के चार  घंटों में ही नारायण भाई 300-400 किलोग्राम दाल वडा (पकौड़ा) बेच लेते है


माँ ने अदालत में लगाई अपने घर में रहने देने की गुहार


कांग्रेस के दिवंगत दिग्गज नेता एवं मध्यप्रदेश के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री अर्जुन सिंह की पत्नी सरोज कुमारी (83) ने अपने दो बेटों अजय सिंह एवं अभिमन्यु सिंह के साथ-साथ बहू सुनीति सिंह के खिलाफ यहां अदालत में घरेलू हिंसा और संपत्ति पर अवैध रूप से कब्जा कर उन्हें बेदखल करने का मामला दर्ज कराया है. सरोज ने भोपाल के न्यायिक मजिस्ट्रेट प्रथम श्रेणी गौरव प्रज्ञान की अदालत में घरेलू हिंसा से महिलाओं का संरक्षण अधिनियम 2005 की धारा 12 एवं सहपठित धारा 18, 19, 20 एवं 22 के अंतर्गत आवेदन दिया है और अपने बेटों अजय और अभिमन्यु पर घरेलू हिंसा करने, घर से बेदखल करने और भरण-पोषण नहीं करने का आरोप लगाया है. अजय सिंह (64) सरोज के कनिष्क पुत्र हैं. वह कांग्रेस के वरिष्ठ नेता हैं और वर्तमान में मध्यप्रदेश विधानसभा में नेता प्रतिपक्ष हैं, जबकि सुनीति (60) अजय की पत्नी है. अभिमन्यु (68) ज्येष्ठ पुत्र हैं और वर्तमान में बेंगलुरू में रहते हैं. सरोज ने एक बयान जारी कर कहा, ‘‘मैं आज दोपहर एनआरआई उद्योगपति सैम वर्मा और बेटी वीणा सिंह के साथ अदालत पहुंचीं और अपने वकील दीपेश जोशी के माध्यम से यह आवेदन अदालत में पेश किया.’’

वर्तमान में अपने दोनों बेटे से अलग नोएडा में रह रही सरोज ने अपनी अर्जी में कहा, ‘‘मेरे बेटों अजय सिंह (राहुल भैया) और अभिमन्यु सिंह ने घरेलू हिंसा कर मुझे मेरे ही घर से बेदखल कर दिया है. उन्होंने मेरा भरण-पोषण करने से इनकार कर दिया है. इस वजह से मुझे मजबूरी में अदालत की शरण लेनी पड़ी है.’’ उन्होंने आवेदन में लिखा, ‘‘मेरे पति स्वर्गीय अर्जुन सिंह ने जीवनभर कांग्रेस पार्टी में रहकर उसके उन उसूलों पर काम किया जिनसे महिला संरक्षण हो और असहाय व्यक्तियों को सहयोग मिले. लेकिन मेरे बेटे अजय सिंह ने कांग्रेस पार्टी के उन्हीं उसूलों को ताक में रखकर मुझे मेरे घर से बेदखल कर दिया. मुझे इस अवस्था और इस उम्र में अपना घर छोड़कर अलग-अलग जगहों पर रहना पड़ रहा है. यह कृत्य कांग्रेस पार्टी के उसूलों के खिलाफ है. यह प्रदेश की प्रमुख विपक्षी पार्टी का नेता और सर्वसंपन्न होने के बावजूद मेरे बेटे के चरित्र को परिभाषित करता है.’’

सरोज ने अर्जी में आगे कहा, ‘‘मैं चाहती हूं कि अदालत मुझे मेरे निवास में रहने देने में मदद करे और अजय सिंह को वहां से अलग करने का आदेश दे. मुझे न्याय मिलने का भरोसा है.”जिस घर के लिए मां-बेटों में यह विवाद चल रहा है, वह बाहरी भोपाल के रातीबड़ पुलिस थाना इलाके स्थित ‘केरवा महल’ है, जिसे अर्जुन सिंह की कोठी के नाम से भी जाना जाता है. इस बेशकीमती कोठी की वर्तमान में कीमत करोड़ों रूपये है. सरोज के वकील जोशी ने कहा कि मेरे मुवक्किल ने अदालत से यह भी निवेदन किया है कि अदालत इस मामले में बिना दूसरे पक्षकार को सुने निर्णय दें, ताकि वह जल्द से जल्द अपने ‘केरवा महल’ वाले निवास में जाकर रह सके.

जब अजय सिंह से इस मामले में उनकी प्रतिक्रिया जानने के लिए फोन पर संपर्क किया गया, तो उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘जब अदालत से मुझे नोटिस मिलेगा, तब उसका जवाब दूंगा.’’