Saturday, June 21, 2014

Most Prominent Political Families in India:

It’s not just the ‘Mughals’ or the ‘Rajas’ of the history who are well known for ruling India for generations. Even after the inauguration of democracy in India there had been families who continue to shine in the political arena. In India the king rule vanished long ago, but the custom of following your guardian’s way didn’t vanish completely. Many of the politician families, who have their roots during the time of independence, are still in the limelight. Others may not have a past that rich but surely they are also in the scene since very long. Here are some of those Indian Politician families:

1.The Nehru-Gandhi Family: This enormous family tree starts from Motilal Nehru whose son later became the first prime minister of India and since then there is no stopping. Jawaharlal Nehru’s daughter, Indira Gandhi got married to Feroze Gandhi and the Gandhi family is flourishing still. There are no second thoughts on it being one of the most prominent politician families of India since Independence. The fifth and latest generation includes Rajiv Gandhi’s children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and also Sanjay Gandhi’s son, Varun Gandhi.

2. The Bose family: The unforgettable leader of India, Subhash Chandra Bose is the root of this family. Not only our freedom fighter but his elder brother, Sarat Chandra Bose had an active role to play during the struggle for independence. Both of Sarat Chandra Bose’s held the post MP. Krishna Bose and Sugata Bose, MP’s from All India Trinamul Congress. The current finance minister in the Government of West Bengal, Amit Mitra also happens to be from the Bose family.

3.The Abdullah Family: The Abdullah Family of Jammu and Kashmir seems to go on for a long term. Within the Abdullah family, three generations had the honour of being the chief minister of the state namely Sheikh Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah and the current chief minister Omar Abdullah. Wife of Sheikh Abdullah was a Member of Parliament and another son was one of the MLAs. Omar Abdullah was also the former Union Minister before he held the post of Chief Minister.

4.The Yadav Family: The Yadav family of Uttar Pradesh may not have a long history in India’s political scene but surely it has a building future. The family came into the frame with Mulayam Singh Yadav, National President of Samajwadi party,former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and former Defence Minister of India. Son of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav is the current chief minister of U.P. His wife also is a member of the Lok Sabha. The family includes Dharmendra Yadav, Shivpal Singh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav, Premlata Yadav and Aditya Yadav who hold different positions in different levels of the government.

There are many other families growing up as political families but is it going the right way? Isn’t the family interference snatching opportunities from the other deserving candidates who are just common people? The other side is also true; they have not inherited it but had been elected to the respective post. Every coin has two sides; therefore, the question hangs on with no particular answer.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Gopinath Munde meets with fatal road accident

Wednesday, June 4 2014: In a tragic turn of events, newly elected Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday morning after a road collision in New Delhi. The five-time MLA and Deputy Leader in the 15th Lok Sabha was a key ally to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the eight days he had served in office with a mandate to revitalise a stalled economy. Modi had entrusted the crucial task of spearheading a battle on poverty to Munde.

Gopinath Munde, 64, was on his way to the airport for a victory rally in his home state of Maharashtra in the early hours of Tuesday. He was seated in the back of his sedan when it was hit on the side by a Tata Indica and was thrown to the other side due to the impact of collision. Though he seemed to have suffered only minor injuries, he suffered a cardiac arrest due to the shock. Munde’s driver and personal assistant, who were travelling with him at the time, rushed him to the trauma centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. On admission, doctors could not find a pulse, blood pressure, spontaneous breathing or any signs of cardiac activity.  Doctors tried to revive Munde for 50 minutes but he died in hospital.

"He suffered cervical fractures and the oxygen to his brain and lungs may have been cut off. His liver was ruptured and he lost1-2 litres of blood," said union health minister Harsh Vardhan.

The late minister is survived by wife Pradnya, who is the sister of senior BJP leader Late Pramod Mahajan, and three daughters – Pankaja, Pritam and Yashashri. The eldest daughter Pankaja Munde-Palve is active in state politics and is currently a state legislator from Parali, a constituency in the native Beed district in Marathwada region.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

What's the way ahead for Jagan Mohan Reddy?

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, is son of ex-CM Y S. Rajasekhar Reddy. He's the owner of Sakshi Telugu paper, Sakshi TV, and Chief promoter of Bharathi Cements.

In the recent assembly elections, his party scored 40%+ votes in AP winning 67 seats single handedly, where as the other side stood mighty allaince of TDP, BJP & Pawan Kalyan. TDP won over YSRCP,  with thin majority of 1.96% more voters.

Odarpu yatra


Odarpu yatra started in 2010 to mourn his father's death : considered to be height of the joke by many parties,  but he used to make himself closure to masses  : it was a campaign to promote his father's legacy, and to tirade against TDP & Congress.  This shows how shrewd ans smart he is.

Cases against him

CBI filed  a 68 page charge-sheet against him in disproportionate assets case, where  he's accused of conspiring with his father  to dole out favors to companies to invest in businesses a in a quid pro quo arrangement.

Interestingly he or his mother Vijayamma never categorically denied to the allegations, except making same kind of allegations levelled against TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu.

Looks like sofar CBI did not have a single proof, and cleared him, in 8 out of 10 cases.  In the remaining two cases he may get imprisionment if proven guilty.

His style

Imitates his father in public meetings, but he wants to beat everyone including his father in dominating mindshare of people. Many pointed to easing out the YSR's photo from flexis etc.

People say that he does not like somebody better looking  appear close to him, especially in the public.

He Never spoke or responded in public about cases or allegations against him.

Never took rest except the time he was in jail, since his father's accidental death.
He Looks always full of love, well mannered & soft, and holds people by their cheeks :)

Some allegations are there reg his personal life while being in jail,for 16 months.

Did Congress help?

Rumours have been aloud  that he came to an understanding with congress party last year,  as nothing else can explain his getting a bail (after his bail petition was rejected somany times before, citing its a 'complex' case), and some of his other confidants release happened in quick succession.

His, like many others', dreams shattered, thanks to the BJP winning absolute majority at the centre.

Way ahead!

With 67 seats he has a role to play strong opposition to TDP government. To that extent, it might be good for the residual AP.

The flip side is when the investigations against him resumes, and how long he will be out on bail, are the moot questions.

There may not be witch hunt like Congress did on him till last year, but there is no one to support either, and he's out of the options politically. Unlike last time where he struck a deal with Congress leaders to come out on bail, as everyone opines.

But If he's into jail again...

His & his party's plight will be horrible. He may lose whatever base he has right now. His cases may not fetch as much sympathy as he got before, among the masses.  Just as he was having more sympathy & influence when he was in jail, than when he was out on bail later.

Already there are rumours that he may merge his party YSRCP into Congress. But that too can't help much, as Congress itself is in it's worst possible shape in its history, has not got a chance to claim to be main opposition at the centre.

Running a loss making behemoths like Sakshi paper & Sakshi TV,  may not be possible, for long.

Next few years...

Nothing can be said for sure, and but by then there might be Pawan Kalyan's party, in a good form. If that's the case,  it's not good for Jagan's or his party. Also BJP has good chance of growing in the state too. A lot also depend on how Chandrababu accelerates progress of the residual state.

He was not reachable first few times for Chandra Babu's call to invite him for swearing in ceremony, later also he criticized the same for unnecessary extravaganza.

Unless the cases against him do not disturb him much, he will be in vulnerable situation for next few years.

Recent post: Options before Jagan Mohan Reddy !

Friday, June 6, 2014

Unknown facts about Modi!


We all know pretty well how our day goes on...We also know how our friends, relatives, neighbors etc spend their day. Lets have a look on how organised is our Prime Minister? How does his daily routine look like?

Checkout these points to know more about Narendra Modi


1. In a closed-room meeting, he likes multi-media presentations and has childlike enthusiasm for technology.

2. He logs onto the internet every morning without fail and checks what all is written about him.

3. He is in love with mirror. He poses like a model and is very conscious of his pictures that are sent out from his publicity office.

4. Modi has no ‘best friend’.

5. He sleeps only 5 hours or even less. Whatever time he hits the bed, he is up by 5:00 or 5:30 am.

6. His icon is Swami Vivekananda.

7. He fasts all 9 days during ‘Navaratri' every year eating only a single fruit.

8. Only a few know that Modi has done a 3 month course in Public Relations and Image Management from the US.

9. Modi is a Vegetarian and his is Bhakhri (crispy roties) and Khichdi made in gujrati style.

10. He was born on September 17, 1950. He makes it a point to take the blessings of his mother Heeraben on his birthday.

11. He bonds reasonably well with his four brothers and sister but doesn’t display it in public. His wife's name is Jashoda, and the couple separated soon after marriage.

12. He admires Indira Gandhi.

13. No Indian advertising agency is likely to match his ability to paraphrase ideas, launch new brands, re-launch people and events, write-rewrite copies to sell ideas or products as he does.

14. He is extremely prudent in money matters, and would like to pay the least and get the most while finalizing contracts of various ministries.

15. Has spent enough time in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh so his language, nuances of behaviour and expressions can never be Westernised.

16. Narendra Modi is the 6th  most followed world leader on Twitter.

17. He has written poems of low literary value.

18. He left his family at the age of 17 and went to Rajkot’s Ramakrishna mission and to the Belur Math in West Bengal and then to Himalayas. He did not know what to do exactly, and wandered all around India.

19. Modi has equality between Hindus and Muslims and meets local Gujarati Muslims frequently. Gandhinagar’s people have the easy access to  his well-kept secrets.

20. He is the most desirable man till date because he knows how to treat people and also recognizes time and value.

How many of you have an organised day like Modi? 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

An Awesome Speech by Smiriti Irani!

A leader is a person who takes you where you want to be, but, A female leader is “a person who takes you where u ought to be”!

How many of you think she will make a difference?

Youngest girl to climb Mt.Everest : Andhra Teen

A 13 year old girl, Poorna, from India (Andhra) had succeeded in setting a new world record as youngest female to scale the world's highest peak Mount Everest after eight months of training for the climb.

When are you trying to climb Mt. Everest?

Monday, June 2, 2014

KCR vs Chandrababu



Believes in numerology, astrology.

A very shrewd man, to the extent of disowning & taking u turn on his own words. He took U turn on his promise of first CM post to a dalit. He compensated a little by making a dalit deputy CM.

Before joining politics, he was having a consultancy, through which he used to send people to Dubai, and other gulf countries, and his nick name then was Dubai Sekhar

Got used to pressurizing politics, thanks to week and coalition governments at the center sofar. Going might be very hard, as there is no one to blackmail, now at the center.

He will have hard time keeping in check his old habits.

Now he's huge responsibility to govern & to show results.

KCR might lack experience in governance, but might turn out to be ruthless, in getting things done, just as he's been relentless in achieving separate state.

KCR did not invite BABU for his swearing in !!!

Now is it a sign of things to come?




Someone who works hardest for the cause he believes in.

An advantage is his background as a builder, and his nine years - longest serving CM of united Andhra Pradesh, and friendly government at the center.

He's all the smiles recently, everything came in handy, like BJP,Modi factor, and Pawan Kalyan all just in time.

Chandrababu, cant be that relentless as KCR, given that he is aiming for power in Telangana too, at the earliest.  That does not seem to help Babu, definitely not Andhra.

As any pro- Andhra stand Babu is going to take will be dubbed as Anti-Telangana, by pink brigade, and Chandrababu might find his feet on sand slipping away. Just as we witnessed in TDP's (no definite stand) plight during Telangana movement.

It's difficult to convince both states, even if you have taken the best stand on any issue.

You have to choose between one or the other, as you can't be on both the sides at the same time.  As its not easy, to impress people in both states at the same time.

So wherever there's  no contention, there may not be any issue. Like getting new projects. But that too can be shown in bad light by capable people in telangana ruling party.

Yesterday on Telangana formation day, Chandrababu said, he demanded for due share of power to Telangana, even if it means injustice to Seemandhra. How Seemandhra reacts to these? How Babu can take such a stand, and take lightly of Seemandhra?

Already Polavaram project is an issue, where not only Telangana, other states like Odisha, Maharastra & chattisghad are opposing the project. How's going to play a role is going to be very crucial.

Chandrababu took initiative of calling KCR & invited him to attend the swearing-in ceremony to Guntur. Have to see if KCR is going to attend.

 That will definitely define : What's in store for  both Telangana & AP in the next few years ?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Prosecuting Akbaruddin after 10 years?

He's 42, loved & married a christian.
His father found MIM & his family at the helm of the party ever since.
Holidays in London frequently.
Plays Muslim card to the extreme, to win in elections.

Currently he's MIM Chandrayangutta MLA.

Countless hate speeches.

It's surprising to see such bizarre profile on wikipedia.

No action was taken due to secular parties in govt. Secular got a new meaning, being synonymous with scared of touching minorities, despite anything.

For a hate speech made in 2004, a case in under section 153(A) and 188, cops get nod to act only in 2014. In this regard GO No 754 was issued by the state law department.

What a system?!?!

Here too many aspects to be looked into.

It's mandatory to obtain prior permission from government to prosecute any person booked under section (153A).

There should be a time time limit, where the government is required to revert within a period, at any cost. Without such checks, we see what's happening !!!
So must the cops have the right to seek justification of any small delay.

Or purposely the case was booked under 153(A) just to keep under the wraps so long that it will be forgotten or becomes obsolete ?!?

God knows how many such cases across country, piling under dust!

But there are too many hate speeches, by Akbaruddin alone! What the governments are doing?

As noted Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar tweeted last year:it's ridiculous that 2 innocent girls get arrested for an innocent Facebook posting, and this Akbaruddin is still at large and spilling venom, wherever he goes!!!

What's his motive?

It's not difficult to understand.

The other parties are so blackmailed to the extent that, they would not field a Muslim candidate in the fray, especially against MIM.

MIM wants to spread across, beyond Hyderabad, and they see they have a chance of doing it only by polarising and encouraging divisions on communal lines.

For him Osama Bin Laden is like a god & Kasab was an innocent kid. All indians are impotents & dogs, and all policemen are jokers. Even God is not spared! It's easy to influence uneducated poor people with these meaningful rhetoric, and to cash on their emotional imbalances.

Now what?
Here we need not question or judge BJP's motive.
The point is that's the right thing to do, late is better than never.

What's the way out for them now, as all the so called secular parties can cry their tears aloud, and do nothing more nor else. BJP & its NDA allies clean sweeped elections.

Already scared & being able to sense what's in the coming, his brother Asaduddin Owaisi too started giving hate speeches. May be soon they will be called "hate speech brothers"!

Absolutely one feels " Ache din aane wale hain ".