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22nd Dec. a Big Day , PM to give statement on Telangana, All parties keep fingures crossed.

December 22, 2009 1 comment

Can his statement satisfy all regions of AP, Telangana, Andhra, and Rayalseema today. It is tough, AP keeps figures crossed much depends on his statement, which direction AP will take.

Today is a very crucial test of ability and skills of political wisdom for Prime Minster Dr Manmohan Singh.

As after a month long agitation on pro and anti Telangana by Various Political Parties, members of parliament and assemble protesting and many MLA’s resigning in protest to the statement made by the Home Minister P Chidambaram on 9th of Dec night, on the eve of a protest rally by the Telangana protestors on 10 in Hyderabad the state capital of Andhra Pradesh.

The statement diffused the agitation for separate Telengana and prompted the Leader of Separate Telangana Movement K C Rao of TRS breaking his 11 days old hunger strike in NIMS hospital in Hyderabad, statement on Home Minister change the mood from agitation to celebration and distribution of sweets and night lit by crackers and profuse celebration in the districts of Telangana, The people of Telangana appreciated the gesture of the Sonia Gandhi and the Congress Party and looked forward to it formation at the earliest.

But the celebration did not last long as the day progressed on 10th of Dec several MLS’s across party line resigned in protest to the statement given by Chidambaram the Home Minister demanding unified Andhra to remain.

The chorus on this demand was supported by the Congress party MP’s and MLA’s too, they where to most active in protest, going totally against the dictates of the party high command the Congress leaders on the State from Rayalseema, and Costal Andhra. The agitative mood and aggressive expression over night shifted from Telangana shifted to otherwise peaceful and disciplined regions of Costal Andhra and Rayalseema. The agitators burned and damaged public property and disturbed normal life in cities like many cities and districts of Andhra and Rayalseema regions of A P.

The reaction from political parties which heralded the cause of formation of Telangana in 2009 Elections TDP and PRP not able to control the situation by resignations of many of the Andhra and Raylseema MLS’s back tracked on the issue of Telangana under the changed circumstances, diluting there political stand on separate state of Telangana, This is Politics we can expect the unexpected by our political leaders even the likes of Chnadrababu and Chiranjeevi could spare themselves.

With several Hunger strikes by business interests giants like Rajgopal MP from Congress, and brother of YSR joining the voice to keep the state united, with many others in various districts protesting the complication and uncertainty increased in the state. The Central leadership of congress kept its vigil and the state CM Roshiah kept and tried to keep the conditions under control with mix of success and failure. Add to the fire to the fury the many hero of Andhra agitation to keep AP united in his 8th day of hunger strike broke the police bandobast and sneaked out of the govt hospital in Vijaywada on 10th 10 15 pm only to be surfaced in dramatic manner in NIMS hospital, on 21st Dec this embarrassed the state govt and the police dept.

As this was not enough Rajgopal ( Lagapati) MP’s who is protesting against formation of Telangana added like a catalyst to the separate Telangana agitator who where silent and were in mood of celebration and waiting for the govt to being the process of the resolution and the formation of the state of Telangana, became violent and protested at the NIMS against the stand taken by Lagapati Rajgopal MP the leader of united Andhra Agitation.

The situation has become worst and the tempers on both sides have grown. Andhra Pradesh a otherwise a peaceful and state which produce thousands of engineers, and IT professional keep its young section of the population busy with intense involvement in studies is harming its main asset base knowledge and educational discipline.

What ever is to be done the key would be it has to done quickly and make things clear and allow the minds to rest and settle. All representatives of the parties involved to the conflict, Telangana, Costal Andhra, Rayalseema and the Central Govt and the State Govt should enter in to a close door dialogue for several session and reach to common terms and amicably solve this issue to the benefit of all parties concern.

The tempers are high and damage is huge this will percolate further and could harm in a way it could be a point of no return.

Dr. Singh Please do your best and let the state and its people agree to your advice and decision as PM of the Nation and a person who cares for the aspirations of lakhs of people of AP and its regions.

Muslims Celebrate Eid ul Fitr, with Traditional Glory, Around the World. India will Celebrate on Monday.

September 20, 2009 Leave a comment
 

Muslims around the world woke up Sunday and welcomed the end of a long month of fasting with hearty greetings of “Eid Mubarak,” or happy festivities.

Egyptian women perform the Eid al-Fitr dawn prayer at a stadium in Mansura, 120 km north of Cairo.

Egyptian women perform the Eid al-Fitr dawn prayer at a stadium in Mansura, 120 km north of Cairo.

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian women perform the Eid al-Fitr dawn prayer at a stadium in Mansura, 120 km north of Cairo.

The faithful were ushering in Eid al-Fitr — three days of celebrations that Muslims mark with joyous community prayers, acts of charity, visits from far-flung relatives, gift-giving and elaborate feasts.

“Think Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s — all rolled into one. It’s that huge for us,” said Sajjad Aziz of Hoboken, New Jersey.

Islam follows a lunar calendar, and the timing of Eid al-Fitr varies around the world depending on when the crescent of a new moon is sighted.

So, while most countries — including the United States — observed Eid on Sunday, some will begin their celebrations on Monday.

The night before Eid, entire communities gather on rooftops, scanning the sky with giddy anticipation.

“It only needs one sighting of the moon in the whole country, and the whole nation erupts in cheers,” said Qazi Arif, 35, of Sirajgong, Bangladesh. “It’s a divine feeling, hard to describe.”

Eid al-Fitr bids goodbye to Ramadan — a month of dawn-to-dusk abstinence from food, drinks and other sensual pleasures. Muslims believe the Quran, the religion’s holy book, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad during Ramadan more than 1,400 years ago.

The Eid is one of two major holidays in Islam, alongside another called Eid al-Adha. The latter commemorates the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, for God.

On the morning of Eid, Muslims don new clothes and head to prayers that are often held in open fields to accommodate crowds too big to contain in mosques.

Those who can afford it donate a small percentage of their possession or its equivalent to the poor and needy so they too can avail themselves for the celebrations. Feasts await at every house.

“It’s a festival principally about community. We’re even asked to take a different route when we walk back from prayers so that we can meet different sets of people to greet and celebrate with,” said Wasim Iqbal of Karachi, Pakistan.

For Muslims in North America — and countries where they are the minority — Eid is a more subdued affair.

“If you have family close by, then you can kind of capture the mood that you remember from back home,” said Abdallah Gamal, a native of Egypt who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. “But it’s not the same.”

Because the U.S. Census does not ask about religious affiliation, it is difficult to gauge the Muslim population in the United States. The Pew Muslim American study conducted two years ago estimated it at 2.5 million, while the Council on American-Islamic Relations places it as high as 6 million.

On Saturday, both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered greetings to American Muslims.

“We know there is more than unites peoples of faith than divides us,” Clinton said. “So as Ramadan draws to a close, let us hold on to that spirit of community throughout the year to achieve our common goals of peace, prosperity and stability.”

It is a message that Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, also shared during Eid prayers when he called on the Taliban to join the peace process in his war-weary country.

The day wasn’t one of universal comity, however.

In Yemen, the government and rebels accused each other Saturday of breaking a cease-fire they both asked for to commemorate Eid.

And Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei used his Eid sermon to launch another volley at the country’s arch-rival Israel and at Western powers.

“We’re not quite there, I’ll will admit,” said Mehreen Ali of Boston, Massachusetts. “But have you seen an Eid prayer? Rows and rows of Muslims all prostrating together in unison. It’s a feeling of such unity and brotherhood. You have to believe that with that spirit present, anything is possible.”

Muslims around the world woke up Sunday and welcomed the end of a long month of fasting with hearty greetings of “Eid Mubarak,” or happy festivities.

In india the Prime Minister of India in his message to the Nation and to the Muslims said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted the nation on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, saying the festival reflected the true spirit of India’s composite culture.

 Eid-ul-Fitr, to be celebrated on Monday, marks the end of the period of fasting during the holy month of Ramzan. Eid is celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

 “The festival commemorates austerity, brotherhood and the spirit of sharing. It reflects the true spirit of our composite culture. May the festival strengthen our resolve to promote tolerance and peace and live in harmony,” prime minister said.

 

 

 

 

Rahul Eyes 2014, ( Part 1 ) Is Ambitious looking Congress a Concern for Allies

September 16, 2009 3 comments
                                                                                                
DoBritish Foreign Secretary David Miliband, right, shakes hands with a village boy, as Indian lawmaker Rahul Gandhi looks on in Semra village, India, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. Miliband spent a night in the house of a Dalit family, the group once known in India as "untouchables," at the invitation of Gandhi, according to news reports. ( we see a modern Mahatma in Making.

Are we Seeing Making of Modern Mahatma in this Gandhi. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, right, shakes hands with a village boy, as Indian lawmaker Rahul Gandhi looks on in Semra village, India, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. Miliband spent a night in the house of a Dalit family, the group once known in India as "untouchables," at the invitation of Gandhi, according to news reports. ( we see a modern Mahatma in Making.

 

 Tactful Moves Saw Congress in Drivers Seat in 2009

Nation showed signs Congress Emerging as a Party which now can develop the lost grounds in sates like ,UP, Tamil Naidu, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Bihar, Madhya Pradesh
 
After successful campaign which saw the Congress and its allies in UPA put breaks on the Saffron Brigade and silencing the accusations of the Main Opposition Party BJP on Dr. Manmohan Singh as ineffective Prime Minister, taking all his dictates from the Cong President Sonia Gandhi. Reducing the authority and dignity of post of PM. With the Ballots. And

Rahul Gandhi’s handling of UP Politics, and The way allies of UPA like Lalu Parsad, who lost face due there adamant stand on seat sharing. And leaders like Sharad Pawar loosing the shine in there strong holds, gave rise to a very aggressive political mane ours on the part of its leader Sonia Gandhi. Bouncing back to power in Kerala in the form of Sahshi Taroor a face from young, corporate congress with room for greater transparency and effective governance, and niche.

Congress Consolidating and BJP Fizzling Out.
 
While BJP was busy sorting out egos of senior leaders like Rajnath sing and Arun jaitli and Shushma Swaraj and Venkiah Naidus. Congress was making intelligent alliances and stretching the relations with its allies where it mattered and breaking allies where it did not matter, ruthlessly.
 
Allies Relations on Merits  
DMK was kept dear, Lalu rejected, Amar Singh and Mulayam tactfully pulled in to the net, Farooq and Omar kept as family, giving greater authority to Rajsheker Redddy Govt in AP to run the state politics, Pushing an effective alliance with Mamata Benerjee. and saying good bye with a smile to left by signing the Nuclear Deal with US. And handling the North Star Rajstan riding on the mistakes of BJP Rajesindia Govt Failures, and Cashing the Delhi Shiela Govt. Achievements.

Security & Terrorism did not go Ballot Boxes, The issues were, Development and Secular Credentials and Inclusive Nation

Security was a Major issue, which reached its peek with the attack on Mumbai by Paskistan based terror organizations proving the master minds in them exposed the govts inefficiency, brought pain and agony to the hundreds and insecurity at its lowest in the Country the Common People feared.

Series of accusations and counter accusations by the media, people, opposition and international bodies concluded terror was an international issue and it is collective responsibility of the world nations to fight this menace. The people did not take the issue to the ballot boxes. But still the threat of  Terror has not subsided either in our neighbouring nations nor in our nation nor in other parts of the world, the war against terror by the world is in active mode with Obama admins. doing most in Afgahnistan and India, and US moving to find solutions to curb terror.  

They the People of India,  had greater issues in mind like development, jobs, infrastructure, education, farmer protection to unfriendly monsoons, rising prices commodities, power, health, and development of Backward and Minorities. And good governance, polarization on the lines of religon was matter of past, hopefully it will remain so.

Minorities see Hope in Rahul like they see in Dr. Singh
 
Sachar Committee Recommendations still pending with the congress in spite willingness of Dr. Manmohan Singh the Minorities still in a state of confusion, wanted to go with congress in anticipation that a stronger congress will find it comfortable to implement the Sachar Committee Recommendation in the term to come. Muslims saw Manmohan Singh a Friend and himself a member of Minority Community a better person to understand them. The Minorities is very closly watch the actions and the performance of UPA govt and the measures the govt is taking specially the signals coming out of Kapil Sibal”s office sound encouraging on the Educational policy for the Muslim Madrasas and govt. move to bring in the Disadvantaged in  Muslim comunity in to the Main Strem too.
 
Minorities Remember the Let Down by Congress too.
 
Rahul and Sonia are linage of the party Minorities been loyal since ages barring the Failure of Narsima Rao Govt to protect Babri Masjid when Muslims wanted to punish Congress. Congress will hold them very close to chest.
 
The Dalit Vote Bank shift from BSP and Caste Based Political Parties, Sign of Greater Strenght to Congress in Coming years.

Backward classes who were kept content with slogans rather than real development and economic relief by the BSP Mayawat Party in UP and few other states., and Mulayam joining hands with leaders like Kalyan Singh distanced Muslims in UP. Added to advantage congress

The lower repesentations of Muslims in Parliament in the Assemblies is of great concern to the Muslims. there has to be a good measure to moves to give the right political measure to them, by enforecing few measures like political comforting areas and pocket asssigned for them.

In all People of India saw able PM in Dr. Singh, and Efficient Leader in Sonia Gandhi, and Hope and confidence in Rahul Gandhi to build the legacy of the able Leaders of Congress in the Past on his own metal not just as a member of Gandhi Family this is what is going to make the difference in 2014 Elections

Rahul Eyes 2014.
 
The Series of Moves in Recent times indicate the Focus of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress High Command and an Eye on 2014 for Rahul Gandhi. Weather it is austerity move, travel by train to Ludhiana to address a youth rally, or rebuilding of Youth Congress in Tamil Naidu. Or Fitness Training in confines of 10 Janpath, Speaking about the poorest and meeting them in there huts with true care and concern for the needy in the Country surely the Eyes on 2014.
 
And Tragic Death of most trusted and strongest support in the South the late Rajsheker Reddy and his popular image with the minoritis and the poor, changing senario in wake of flaws in infrastructural projects governance by Shiela Dixit Govt. The polls showing signs of Modi still a force in Gujrat, and BJP with RSS coming to its support and diminishing the authority of BJP. How the years will unfold in a Economical Recession still bothering. We need to watch how the pages of history will unfold for Rahul and we the people of India.

We will explore this and more in next part in our series of Rahul Eyes 2014

Part 2 ( In series on Rahul Gandhi Eyes 2014 )

Condolence Messages of Singh, Sonia, Rahul on YSR

September 5, 2009 Leave a comment

PM , Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi Consoling Wife of Late Y S R and spending moments sharing teh grief and pain that the Family and the Congress Party suffered in untimely death of YSR.

September 04,2009

Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Following are the messages Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi wrote in the condolence book after paying homage to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy:

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh:

In the sad and most untimely demise of Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, our country has lost an outstanding leader and the people of Andhra Pradesh have lost an ideal Chief Minister who was personally concerned to the welfare of the poor.

My heartfelt sympathies go to the members of the bereaved family and the people of Andhra Pradesh.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi:

I am here to bid my last farewell to my colleague Chief Minister Rajasekhara Reddy. A dynamic, visionary, progressive leader who throughout his career strived for the upliftment of the poor, of the farmers, for the empowerment of women and welfare of children.

As Chief Minister he was untiring in his effort to work for the people of the state.

For us in the Congress Party his passing is a huge loss. We shall always cherish his contribution and we shall take inspiration from the manner in which day and night he worked tirelessly for all sections of society.

I convey my deep felt condolences to his family, his friends and supporters.

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi:

YSR was true leader. Andhra Pradesh and India have had a tremendous loss. I personally learnt a lot from the Chief Minister. He is an inspiration to those who would like to impact the lives of the poor people of our country. It is a sad day for all of us. My condolences to the family and the people of Andhra Pradesh.

BJP with house in Shambles, Irritated on a Good Advice from Manmohan Singh.

August 31, 2009 Leave a comment
Manmohan Singh getting pushed by BJP for giving good advice.

Manmohan Singh getting pushed by BJP for giving good advice.

 “In fighting is not Good. In a democarcy stability of politcal parties is necessary, if there is instability, it will have impact on the County. ” This is what Dr. Sing said to a media person when asked about crisis in BJP. 

To this BJP reacted by saying .  

The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is worried about BJP,  we have told him to worry about Price Rise and Drought in the Country. And give relief to the people. We will worry about BJP,  You worry about the people and if you don’t we will compel you to, by agitations.” Said Jawaldekar of BJP.

Singh has given a logically correct statement. In a democratic functioning of a Nation an answer  to a question raised to him very rightly by a Media Person to comment of the present infighting and deteriorating state of affairs in BJP and failure of its leaders on various fronts, and infighting.

 

True, in a democratic set up you need stable govts. Stable Political Parties, and clear direction for the Nation. And unless there is discipline in political parties, be the Opposition Party like BJP or Ruling Party Congress with its allies i.e. UPA Party discipline is first step towards good governance as the leader on the top and the people who are positioned to take decisions for the people of the nation are confident, with little to worry about there own internal affairs.

 

A good peace of advice from Mr. Manmohan Singh should be taken in right sprit by BJP and its not so permanent Leaders Mr. Rajnath Singh and L K Advani there is no harm is hearing to Dr. Singh at least there is on who is sincere in giving advice to BJP such advice is scarcely coming from with in BJP.

 

The blunt reaction relating his comments to lack of focus on Drought and Price rise is a bit too loud thought.  Mr. Manmohan Singh is the PM of the country his concern is holistic towards the nation, his concerns will be many and focuses many simultaneously.

 

India needs good party to rule her and a good party to be in oppositition, to have proper checks and balances.  In the manner in which the present main opposition party is functioning will it be loosing the tooth to be a good opposition party in Parliament? Let us see the time will tell us, we hear allsorts of allegations on L K Advani, and other leaders in BJP. Time will speak.

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Journey of Freedom, Pandit Nehru to Manmohan Singh.

August 15, 2009 1 comment
 Pandit Nehru addressing India in Free air of Independece 1947 from Majestic of Red Fort coplex build by Shah Jehan in 17 th Century.

Pandit Nehru addressing India in Free air of Independece 1947 from Majestic of Red Fort coplex build by Shah Jehan in 17 th Century.

 

While we Celebrate our 62nd Independence Day we have lessons to learn, Dreams to Accomplish, and Tears to Wipe, Faces yet to smile, Freedom for many yet to achieve, Deserved celebrations we have earned in areas few, but still there are many a sorrowed hearts which long for comfort after a journey of freedom and liberty we have since 62 years now.

As I move my fingures on my laptop to pen few sentences in Memory of 1947  15th Aug, our Moment of Freedom from the British, my gardener, informs me he is collecting few roses form  the garden to be part of  flag hoisting ceremony,  I said these flowers are lucky.

Manmohan Singh P M addressing India in Closed Air. Our journey becoming tough as we reach 2009 leaving behind 1947

Manmohan Singh P M addressing India in Closed Air.

Our journey becoming tough as we reach 2009

leaving behind 1947

 

Hope we each Indians get lucky too, and   tastes the real Freedom and none remains pained and none with an un-wiped tear.   As we celebrate our 62nd year of Freedom, there are millions who sleep with fear, where would their next meal come from, to feed themselves and their loved ones.  Hope, Justice, Equality and power of true freedom protects him and remains his best friend.    

Our leaders Lal Bahadur Sahsrty raised his voice “Jai Jawan and Jai Kisan” India Gandhi slogan of “Gareebi Hataoo” and Pandit Nehru. Modern vision for Industries is our Temples of Prosperity and Social Justice and Economic Liberty. 

We know we in our hearts that neither we succeeded in satisfying our Armed Forces who protect our boundaries, nor we succeed in putting an end to the agony of our Farmers who commit suicide due to lack of resources, Our industry is suffering and we still are dependent of many a thinks on imports, and Gareebi is still the main problem, we are still not able to provide jobs and opportunities to all and pull them out of the levels of poverty. Why?

Our boundaries are still unprotected, our people die in hundreds in the name of Terror,  Enemy with in, Religious, Regional, Social,  and Ethinic, intolerance.  We still see people who love to divide us in the name of religion, caste, and region.

Will it be true to say, we are allowing our enemy, external, or with in to be stronger than the values, and determination we inherited from of forebears of our struggle for freedom. 

We have walked as a Nation a long Way forward, our leap could have been still longer but for our failures, and complete determination to be fully united and look up as one people and one nation and face the challenges with determination and courage.  We have issues yet not settled in many quarters of our vast spread of cultural, ethnic, religious, regional, linguistic, social, political, body of free India.

Did we give long rope to our, selfish, ignorant,  corruption, lethargy, divisiveness,  lack of tolerance, greed for power, indiscipline,  in us to ride  body of our true self in  free India. Could this be our reason for short on our leap in the historic manner as Indians?  Yet…

Are we a people with Rich becoming richer, and poor become the poorest. We see big giants in co prorate culture unsatisfied with their greedy to grab the market shares and rivalry among them to show the other competitor in low light.  Small entrepreneurs getting wiped off in struggle to survive.  Why is it so, important to be greedy and can they not be, sharing, bringing contentment with inclusive growth of all people.

May we see the wisdom and appreciate the strength of unity, and love, comfort to our hearts, power of sharing, and happiness of living together. My heart beat for the millions who are yet to taste the true taste of Freedom and reminds me of what our First Prime Minister and Freedom Fighter; Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru spoke on 14th Aug 1947 at the stroke of Mid Night in Parliament Hall in Delhi.

Part transcript speech of Pundit Nehru 14th Aug, Mid Night 1947 in Parliament Hall.   Pundit Nehru said.

At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.

It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.

The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?

Freedom and power bring responsibility. That responsibility rests upon this assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India.

 That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we might fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.

Nehru appealed in his closing remarks to the full house and the members then

“To the people of India whose representatives we are, we make appeal to join us with faith and confidence in this great adventure. This is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill-will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell.”

Are, our leaders of today ready to take this advice from Pundit Nehru, and work still harder to fulfil the dream seen by him, and  satisfy the desire and, ambition of  Gandhiji our Father of the Nation and greatest man India has seen, “ to wipe every tear from every eye”.   

Let us make our Nation Proud by our deeds and wilful goal to make it caring nation of the world, which has learned to respect its citizens and takes pain to give relief to millions, left out, even as we celebrate today 62 long years of Freedom.  

  Jai hind,

 Hindi hain ham hamwatan hai

sare jahan  se accha Hindustan Hamara.