Behind Bhagwat’s deceptive nonchalance, the message was there for all to read. - Seema Chishti, Indian Express
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
No one (not even his party men) has high opinion on intelligence of CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. But his latest claims blaming the RSS for the murder of Paul Muthoot George can only come from the mind of a demented personality. He making this claim because killer has used a S-shaped knife. And according to him S-shaped knife is an RSS specialty!!!
In doing so he is refuting his own police version that it was a ‘quotation’ gang from Changanassery which had murdered Paul George and that the attack was an aftermath of a drunken-brawl.
His allegation comes in wake of growing suspicion about Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s office and relatives involvement in this case. Paul when he was killed was accompanied in the car by Om Prakash and Puthenpalam Rajesh, who were goondas associated with the CPM and it was two police officials of Kollam district who had saved these goondas. I guess Pinnarai is following age old policy of CPM to attack the RSS if anything wrong that happens in the state
Paul George Muthoot, a prominent businessman of the Kerala-based Muthoot Finance group, was waylaid and killed by the 12 member gang shortly after midnight while he was returning home from a resort in his car.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Congress NCP government in Maharashtra has decided to give a competition to New York's Statue of Liberty and Mayawati by building a 300 ft; 350 Crore statue of Shivaji. This statue would be placed on an artificial island, a kilometer away in the Arabian Sea. It would also include a library, a museum and an amphitheatre.
In comparison, Mayawati’s statues is a Mickey mouse. The largest statue of Mayawati and Kanshi Ram at Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajaik Parivartan Sthal in the state capital is only 24-ft high bronze statues and build at a pittance cost of Rs1.55 crore. Mayawati shame of you!!!
Referring to Mayawati's statue spree, Rahul Gandhi had earlier said
the state has 'place for statues, not people'. And alleged that this is why the state was ignoring important issues like the power crises.
This comes at a time when Maharashtra government is said to have borrowed Rs 11,000 crore from the Centre to fight the drought and Maharashtra is becoming Farmer suicide capital of India. Nearly 29,000 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra between 1997 and 2005, official data show. No other State comes close to that total. This means that of the roughly 1.5 lakh farmers who killed themselves across the country in that period, almost every fifth one was from Maharashtra — which saw a 105 per cent increase in farm suicides in those nine years. More than 19,000 of those farmer suicides occurred from 2001 onwards.
Todays Times of India has a screaming headline Anti-Sardar Patel book sold from RSS HQ in Gujarat. The reporter Ashish Vashi reoports with baited breath that Seshadri ji’s bookj `The Tragic Story of Partition' has unflattering references to Nehru and Patel as Seshadri clubs both and holds them responsible for partition!
Following are the excerpt which he found most offending. I am still trying very hard to find the anti sardar reference in this
``When the new Viceroy Lord Mountbatten announced on 3rd June 1947 the plan of transfer of power, it came as a stunning blow to the people. For that plan, approved by Nehru and Patel, had envisaged cutting up Bharat and creation of Pakistan! ... The great and trusted leaders of Congress had turned their back on the sacred oaths they had taken, and the pledges they had administered to the people. What took place on the August 15-15, 1947, was this gross betrayal of the nation's faith, the betrayal of the dreams of countless fighters and martyrs who had plunged into the fire of freedom struggle with the vision of Akhand Bharat in their hearts.''
On another page, Seshadri writes: ``The Working Committee met in a tense atmosphere. Everybody felt depressed at the prospect of Partition. The Viceroy's proposals were accepted without much discussion. As a matter of fact, Jawaharlal and Vallabhai were already committed to the acceptance of the proposals. There was no critical examination...''
People go to Toilet to excrete human waste, It seems TOI has taken that place for Intellectual waste
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The rise of BJP to national party is phenomenal. Within a space of 30 years, it rose from a 2 seat party to become only non congress party to rule Indian for 5 years. It would be foolhardy to compare, BJP organization with congress or communist organisations which has been in existence for more than 100 years.
Like any group formation; BJP will have to go thru the painful process of group formation. One of best group development model(Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing model ) on group formation was proposed by Bruce Tuckman. According to this model all these phases are necessary and inevitable in order for the team to grow, to face up to challenges, to tackle problems, to find solutions, to plan work, and to deliver results. Lets see where is BJP today.
This is the first stage of team formation where the team meets and learns about the opportunity and challenges, and then agrees on goals and begins to tackle the tasks. Team members tend to behave quite independently. They may be motivated but are usually relatively uninformed of the issues and objectives of the team. Team members are usually on their best behavior but very focused on themselves. Mature team members begin to model appropriate behavior even at this early phase. this phase.
During initial 30 years of their existence, BJP was going thru this stage. This was the stage when they reach
All members have their own ideas as to how the process should look, and personal agendas are often rampant. Storming is probably the most difficult stage for the team. They begin to realize the tasks that are ahead are different and more difficult than they previously imagined. Impatient about the lack of progress, members argue about just what actions the team should take. They try to rely solely on their personal and professional experience, and resist collaborating with most other team members.
The maturity of some team members usually determines whether the team will ever move out of this stage. Some team members will focus on minutiae to evade real issues. The storming stage is necessary to the growth of the team. It can be contentious, unpleasant and even painful to members of the team who are averse to conflict.
BJP is currently going thru this phase of Group building.
Once group goes thru the storming stage, Everyone wants to share the newly found focus. Enthusiasm is high, and the team is often tempted to go beyond the original scope of the process. During this stage, members reconcile competing loyalties and responsibilities. They accept the team, ground rules, roles, and the individuality of fellow members. Emotional conflict is reduced as previously competitive relationships become more cooperative.
This is what BJP should aim for.
By now the team has settled its relationships and expectations. They can begin performing by diagnosing, problem solving, and implementing changes. At last, team members have discovered and accepted other's strengths and weakness. In addition, they have learned what their roles are. Performing includes these feelings and behaviors:The team is now an effective, cohesive unit. You can tell when your team has reached this stage because you start getting a lot of work done.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Spokesperson of the RSS, Ram Madhav, spoke exclusively to TIMES NOW on the issue of the comments that were allegedly made by the former chief of RSS, Sudarshan, on Jinnah.
Replying to a question as to how the former chief of the RSS, Sudarshan, had said that Jihhan was committed to undivided India, he said that his statement had been misinterpreted.
He clarified that Sudarshan had said that at one point of time in history, Jinnah had supported undivided India. Madhav also said that Sudarshan had also spoken how Jinnah had been one of the main causes of partition.
Arun Shourie has dropped a bombshell by suggesting RSS should do what Mao had once advised his countrymen.
“Bombard the headquarters. Clean up everybody from the top. Bring 10-15 people from the states who are competent, honest and dedicated and reconstruct immediately.”
He went on to add
RSS should have a tighter control over the party and its working “just like an eagle”. “The RSS need not give so much democracy to the party.
However, RSS again reemphasized its oft stated policy that that it will not intervene in BJP affairs and that the party will have to "analyse" the developments and take the right decision.RSS would provide "help and advice" to the BJP "but the political work has to be managed by them." Ram Madhav told
"I want to say this clearly that it is not the job of the RSS,"
RSS has rightly kept its distance from murky world of politics and focused on nation building thru social work. RSS view about politics was captured by ex RSS chief K.S. Sudarshanji when he compared politics to prostitutes. He said
“We have kept ourselves away from politics as salvation cannot be attained through it. Politics keeps changing every minute. Like a prostitute who keeps changing her form, politics also keeps changing its appearance. There is no permanent element in politics,”
Also, RSS can only be messengers of change by offering advice and opinions. RSS can offer a path to transform BJP into a Ideology-driven, Nation-focused organization. But it cannot bring about the change. Change must come from within BJP. Until leadership in BJP recognizes the imperative for change, it will not happen. Over involvement focusing on BJP’s problem will defocus RSS from more critical nation building activity. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is also known to favour a hands-off approach when it comes to BJP
It is romantic to dream & believe that a knight in shining armor would come and rescue the maiden from evil forces and perhaps it is even possible in the imaginary world. However, real world this would remain a pipedream.
Please leave your opinion on comments. Its a very important issue.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Jaswant Singh was born on 3 January 1938 to Late Thakur Sardar Singhji & Shrimati Kunwar Baisa, in Jasol village in Rajasthan's Barmer district formerly a part of the princely state of Jodhpur.
Mr. Singh studied at the Mayo College, Ajmer and was first batch at the National Defence Academy in Khadakvasla. In 1957, he was commissioned to the Central India Horse Armoured Regiment(21st King George V's Own Horse) where he achieved the rank of Major. In Army, he found it difficult to adjusting to grueling life in Army. In his book, A Call to Honour - In service of Emergent India he describes the Army training to be exaggerated, needlessly loud and overbearing and which is a daily assault on his sensibilities, and free spirit.
It was all clearly so exaggerated, needlessly loud and overbearing, and especially concentrated too, so as to break us in quickly. And for most, that breaking-in was permanent. As I tried to cope with the daily assault on my sensibilities, and upon my incurably free spirit, this ‘understanding’ helped me arrive at just the appropriate response: ‘I must preserve myself and not sink into the anonymity of totally submissive obedience.
Spoken like a True blooded ruler who is used to giving orders(Hukums) to lesser mortals & not taking one. It was not long before he realised that Army is not his cup of team.
I already knew, had perhaps always known, that I was not going to be in the army for good.
He left Army on 22 November 1966 within just nine years of short service. His official reason for resigning was “to join politics” however there are some who say he premature retirement in 1966 to help the maharaja of Jodhpur manage the royal household. A wise career decision I guess…
What ever may be the reason, he did join politics. His political antipathy for the Congress and particularly for Sardar Patel could have been due to his royal connection. In 1947, Patel had used tact and pressure on the princely states to merge with India. Patel has always been seen negatively by the maharajas and their families.
One would have expected him to join Jan Sangh, founded by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee in 1951 but he fought the election on the Swatantra Party ticket in 1967; the Congress candidate defeated him. For the unaware, Pt. Nehru captured the essence of Swantrata Party when he described it as “the rich man's party” backed by princely rulers and industrialists and opposed to Nehruvian socialism. In 1971, Swatantra Party secured only 8 seats in the Lok Sabha and after Rajaji's death in 1972, it declined rapidly. The Swatantra experiment ended in 1974 by merging with Bharatiya Kranti Dal led by Charan Singh.
In 1980, He became one of founding members of BJP. However just like in Army even in BJP he was a misfit. He did not believe in the ideology of BJP's or its parent, the RSS. He even maintained his distance from the RSS and its thinking. It is well known he never joined the Ram temple movement or other such explosive political events. At best his opportunistic association with BJP can be termed as Marriage of convenience.
In BJP, he enjoyed the best opportunities that the BJP had to offer, but he was never a mass leader; he was never a popular figure with whom party cadres identified with. He was just a political lightweight who enjoyed power. In fact even, the research of his book was made possible also because of the stature he enjoyed during five years as Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.
Even while being a senior party leader occupying important positions inparty and parliament, Jaswant Singh embarrassed BJP on several occasions.
In July 2006, Singh released a book titled A Call to Honour: In Service of Emergent India.A controversy erupted immediately after the release of the book, in which Singh insinuated that a mole had existed in the Prime Ministerial Office during the tenure of Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, who had leaked information to American sources. Soon after, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh challenged him to name the mole. In response, Singh sent a letter to him. The letter, Singh said later, had no signature, and no name of any mole. Jaswant Singh then backed off, saying his views on the subject were based on a "hunch".
It was high time BJP got rid of Misfits…