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  • Nizamuddin
    Dear all, Here is a bit of info on AAP by Niloufar Bhagwat. Please read and then go on as you wish. Nizam ... Nilofar Bhagwat Sent from my iPad ... Dear all,
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 22, 2014
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      Dear all,

      Here is a bit of info on AAP by Niloufar Bhagwat. Please read and then go on as you wish.

      Nizam

      The AAP is a party created by Foundations based in the USA and NGOs supported by Western funding , to create the illusion of a new formation , such as the Janata Dal was created , of flotsom and jetsom ,some of whom have a poor track record of governance , though some members of the Janata party  became Chief Ministers of major states .

       

      The origins of this organization is the anti-corruption movement, which commenced from the Vivekananda International Centre blessed by retired Intelligence officers among other bureaucrats . It is privatization and the enrichment of foreign and Indian companies as a matter of state policy from the government treasury and the contractor Raj which has spawned the worst corruption in India's political history  and is systemic and endemic even as privatization continues relentlessly and even in the field of education , almost 70 % of institutions  of higher education in the privatized sector are substandard , if not more. While health  care has become a major industry .

       

      The  individual and collective attacks on women and resurgence of patriarchy  is  part of the commodification of women which is also systemic to the  economic , social , media culture adopted

       

      The political  objective  of creating AAP is to position a player on the Indian political scene subservient to their interests to obfuscate issues . AAP in its compositions represents the formations swiftly cobbled together when there was an apprehension that masses of working people in urban and rural Egypt were on the verge of revolt against the comprador regime of Mubarak and the Egyptian financial oligarchy tied to global capital interests in Egypt.

       

      The reason why the Congress and BJP are muted on the funding  and creation of AAP is that ,many of their leaders are also internationally supported and close to the same financial centres , though they are older parties on the Indian scene .The political party scene in India has eroded in so far as the major national parties are integrated into the scheme of Neoliberalism and have no alternative development manifesto for India in the backdrop of the financial storm which has erupted accompanied by the use of military and non military strategies to seize the surpluses of the developing countries , reminiscent of colonisation . The Deep Indian State of a coterie of financiers and corporates  and their nominees in political parties and Intelligence Agencies  have pronounced the " End of Politics " in India , that is politics of any other class except those allied to global capital and Indian financiers and corporate houses .Real politics is substituted by a smoke screen of hollow discussion and debate . The leadership of the  parliamentary left has either been co-opted , adjusted , acquiesced or paralysed or subdued , the cadres remain drifting and confused .

       

       One of the political objectives which is being fulfilled by more than one political party is to create conditions of  political anarchy, therefore different scripts , none of which are relevant to Indian political conditions and the immediate issues we face ;these scripst are  broadly being given and read out by pre-ordained leaders acceptable to special financial interests , posed as real alternatives , which are in fact not real alternatives . The objective is to politically devour the national budget and resources of the Indian people by creating conditions of  political anarchy subtly supported , by erstwhile global financial centres and their chosen collaborators among Indian Corporate houses and MNCs , while allowing criticism of some  policies favourable to corporate houses to camouflage the real agenda , which is to make the Indian economy an adjunct of collapsing financial centres , with serious and widespread implications for the Indian economy and society.

       

       In view of this confirmed position AAP cannot and does not  represent the interests of the masses of the Indian people , it is an extension of the NGOs funded by Western based Foundations which have occupied the space in India , to prevent more credible political alternatives from arising . It is to further this objective that the corporate funded and controlled media gives the maximum coverage to all parties allied with the agenda of global and Indian financial and corporate oligarchies , this is despite the brilliance of the journalists who are anchors or editors in the newspapers , they count for very little .There is an agenda to be fulfilled .

       

        The pogroms will not stop with AAP forming a government here and there , all hired political formations , operating as mecenaries have their own script given to them , attacks against minorities are a part of the Neoliberal policy of India , wherever and whenever necessary , as this is fascist political and economic policy which Mussolinie defined as " Corporate Rule ". This is not communalism it is fascism with merciless attacks to manipulate and control society with bomb blasts an adjunct of this hate campaign . In Iraq sectarian warfare , in India pogroms against minorities , that is the fate of occupied countries , occupied through military or financial and economic policy .

       

      Nilofar Bhagwat



      Sent from my iPad

      On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

       

      Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

      Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

      On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

       

      ASAK all,

      Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

      Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

      Regards.

      wa-ssalam,

      Razi


      The Hindu


      January 18, 2014
      Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

      Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


      S. PUSHPAVANAM
      Arvind Kejriwal
      Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal

      Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.

      Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.

      There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.

      The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.

      Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.

      Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.

      The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.

      It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.

      Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.

      The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.

      What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.

      Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.

      (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)

      s.pushpavanamconsumerpc@...


    • makdmc@...
      Dear All Please share the article with authenticity of the source and introduction of the writer Please feel the responsibility. You are educated section of
      Message 2 of 5 , Jan 23, 2014
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        Dear All

        Please share the article with authenticity of the source and introduction of the writer

        Please feel the responsibility. You are educated section of the society

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        Mujtuba
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        Subject: Re: [amuobariyadh] Re: [TheAligarhForum] Understanding Arvind Kejriwal. Who Is He really?

         

        Dear all,

        Here is a bit of info on AAP by Niloufar Bhagwat. Please read and then go on as you wish.

        Nizam

        The AAP is a party created by Foundations based in the USA and NGOs supported by Western funding , to create the illusion of a new formation , such as the Janata Dal was created , of flotsom and jetsom ,some of whom have a poor track record of governance , though some members of the Janata party  became Chief Ministers of major states .

         

        The origins of this organization is the anti-corruption movement, which commenced from the Vivekananda International Centre blessed by retired Intelligence officers among other bureaucrats . It is privatization and the enrichment of foreign and Indian companies as a matter of state policy from the government treasury and the contractor Raj which has spawned the worst corruption in India's political history  and is systemic and endemic even as privatization continues relentlessly and even in the field of education , almost 70 % of institutions  of higher education in the privatized sector are substandard , if not more. While health  care has become a major industry .

         

        The  individual and collective attacks on women and resurgence of patriarchy  is  part of the commodification of women which is also systemic to the  economic , social , media culture adopted

         

        The political  objective  of creating AAP is to position a player on the Indian political scene subservient to their interests to obfuscate issues . AAP in its compositions represents the formations swiftly cobbled together when there was an apprehension that masses of working people in urban and rural Egypt were on the verge of revolt against the comprador regime of Mubarak and the Egyptian financial oligarchy tied to global capital interests in Egypt.

         

        The reason why the Congress and BJP are muted on the funding  and creation of AAP is that ,many of their leaders are also internationally supported and close to the same financial centres , though they are older parties on the Indian scene .The political party scene in India has eroded in so far as the major national parties are integrated into the scheme of Neoliberalism and have no alternative development manifesto for India in the backdrop of the financial storm which has erupted accompanied by the use of military and non military strategies to seize the surpluses of the developing countries , reminiscent of colonisation . The Deep Indian State of a coterie of financiers and corporates  and their nominees in political parties and Intelligence Agencies  have pronounced the " End of Politics " in India , that is politics of any other class except those allied to global capital and Indian financiers and corporate houses .Real politics is substituted by a smoke screen of hollow discussion and debate . The leadership of the  parliamentary left has either been co-opted , adjusted , acquiesced or paralysed or subdued , the cadres remain drifting and confused .

         

         One of the political objectives which is being fulfilled by more than one political party is to create conditions of  political anarchy, therefore different scripts , none of which are relevant to Indian political conditions and the immediate issues we face ;these scripst are  broadly being given and read out by pre-ordained leaders acceptable to special financial interests , posed as real alternatives , which are in fact not real alternatives . The objective is to politically devour the national budget and resources of the Indian people by creating conditions of  political anarchy subtly supported , by erstwhile global financial centres and their chosen collaborators among Indian Corporate houses and MNCs , while allowing criticism of some  policies favourable to corporate houses to camouflage the real agenda , which is to make the Indian economy an adjunct of collapsing financial centres , with serious and widespread implications for the Indian economy and society.

         

         In view of this confirmed position AAP cannot and does not  represent the interests of the masses of the Indian people , it is an extension of the NGOs funded by Western based Foundations which have occupied the space in India , to prevent more credible political alternatives from arising . It is to further this objective that the corporate funded and controlled media gives the maximum coverage to all parties allied with the agenda of global and Indian financial and corporate oligarchies , this is despite the brilliance of the journalists who are anchors or editors in the newspapers , they count for very little .There is an agenda to be fulfilled .

         

          The pogroms will not stop with AAP forming a government here and there , all hired political formations , operating as mecenaries have their own script given to them , attacks against minorities are a part of the Neoliberal policy of India , wherever and whenever necessary , as this is fascist political and economic policy which Mussolinie defined as " Corporate Rule ". This is not communalism it is fascism with merciless attacks to manipulate and control society with bomb blasts an adjunct of this hate campaign . In Iraq sectarian warfare , in India pogroms against minorities , that is the fate of occupied countries , occupied through military or financial and economic policy .

         

        Nilofar Bhagwat



        Sent from my iPad

        On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

         

        Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

        Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

        On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

         

        ASAK all,

        Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

        Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

        Regards.

        wa-ssalam,

        Razi


        The Hindu


        January 18, 2014
        Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

        Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


        S. PUSHPAVANAM
        Arvind Kejriwal
        Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal

        Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.

        Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.

        There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.

        The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.

        Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.

        Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.

        The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.

        It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.

        Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.

        The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.

        What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.

        Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.

        (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)

        s.pushpavanamconsumerpc@...


      • Nizamuddin
        Dear All Sometime back I have posted the following piece written by Niloufar Bhagwat which cannot be just ignored. I was looking for a serious discussion on
        Message 3 of 5 , Jan 29, 2014
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          Dear All

          Sometime back I have posted the following piece written by Niloufar Bhagwat which cannot be just ignored. I was looking for a serious discussion on that with readers considering it with all seriousness it deserves or refuting the allegations with solid backup. However, it seems to me that majority readers want discuss AAP in a generalised mode rather than the danger of Indian politics being steered by outsiders. In  a haste to address the issue of corruption or changing the dynamics of the rot ton system, we are subconsciously opening the doors for our republic to be invaded by crony capitalism and other global rough elements. 
          Already we have been trapped by outside forces who are playing a devilish role. We have been mapped, profiled, forced to be a debt ridden society. Our institutions are becoming victims of privatisation which is forcing our children to keep away form schools, the space between poor and rich is widening at an alarming pace. All this of course is a bi product of corruption and corrupt political decisions. AAP has nothing new but with appealing slogan of like Movement against Corruption, it appeared to win the urban middle class but has nothing on the cultural invasion, judicial reform, police reform and it's stand on economic and foreign policy.
          Issues of minority, in any country is sensitive and vital for governance. We, as the biggest minority are at receiving end. We have been systematically disempowered by the system.
          AAP want an issue based politics to be played and hence, the issues will be decided unilaterally by AAP and its promoters. The crony capitalist have no room for minorities. At the best, it will sing the Human Right songs which are played even by UN and many HR organisations which are met with contempt by very many countries and its political leadership.
          My point is to let the discussion go with all the seriousness it deserves rather than moving around the same bush with emotionalism.

          Regards

          Nizamuddin

          Doston Adaab,

          Those who may not know Ms Bhagwat, let me tell she is the wife of Ex-Naval Chief, Vishnu Bhagwat and a very senior Lawyer by profession.

          Here she has written a brilliant piece about the AAP! She has hit the nail on its head indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Khuda hafiz,
          Ahmad Cameron


          On Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:56:54 AM, Madihur Rehman <khansmr@...> wrote:
           
          A very disturbing write up. Leaves little hope for India and the world, at least in foreseeable future. What is the source of the 'truths' told herein? Is it just opinion based on general observation, or has any real research gone into it?
          Madih.

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          Subject: Re: [amuobariyadh] Re: [TheAligarhForum] Understanding Arvind Kejriwal. Who Is He really?

           
          Dear all,

          Here is a bit of info on AAP by Niloufar Bhagwat. Please read and then go on as you wish.

          Nizam

          The AAP is a party created by Foundations based in the USA and NGOs supported by Western funding , to create the illusion of a new formation , such as the Janata Dal was created , of flotsom and jetsom ,some of whom have a poor track record of governance , though some members of the Janata party  became Chief Ministers of major states .
           
          The origins of this organization is the anti-corruption movement, which commenced from the Vivekananda International Centre blessed by retired Intelligence officers among other bureaucrats . It is privatization and the enrichment of foreign and Indian companies as a matter of state policy from the government treasury and the contractor Raj which has spawned the worst corruption in India's political history  and is systemic and endemic even as privatization continues relentlessly and even in the field of education , almost 70 % of institutions  of higher education in the privatized sector are substandard , if not more. While health  care has become a major industry .
           
          The  individual and collective attacks on women and resurgence of patriarchy  is  part of the commodification of women which is also systemic to the  economic , social , media culture adopted
           
          The political  objective  of creating AAP is to position a player on the Indian political scene subservient to their interests to obfuscate issues . AAP in its compositions represents the formations swiftly cobbled together when there was an apprehension that masses of working people in urban and rural Egypt were on the verge of revolt against the comprador regime of Mubarak and the Egyptian financial oligarchy tied to global capital interests in Egypt.
           
          The reason why the Congress and BJP are muted on the funding  and creation of AAP is that ,many of their leaders are also internationally supported and close to the same financial centres , though they are older parties on the Indian scene .The political party scene in India has eroded in so far as the major national parties are integrated into the scheme of Neoliberalism and have no alternative development manifesto for India in the backdrop of the financial storm which has erupted accompanied by the use of military and non military strategies to seize the surpluses of the developing countries , reminiscent of colonisation . The Deep Indian State of a coterie of financiers and corporates  and their nominees in political parties and Intelligence Agencies  have pronounced the " End of Politics " in India , that is politics of any other class except those allied to global capital and Indian financiers and corporate houses .Real politics is substituted by a smoke screen of hollow discussion and debate . The leadership of the  parliamentary left has either been co-opted , adjusted , acquiesced or paralysed or subdued , the cadres remain drifting and confused .
           
           One of the political objectives which is being fulfilled by more than one political party is to create conditions of  political anarchy, therefore different scripts , none of which are relevant to Indian political conditions and the immediate issues we face ;these scripst are  broadly being given and read out by pre-ordained leaders acceptable to special financial interests , posed as real alternatives , which are in fact not real alternatives . The objective is to politically devour the national budget and resources of the Indian people by creating conditions of  political anarchy subtly supported , by erstwhile global financial centres and their chosen collaborators among Indian Corporate houses and MNCs , while allowing criticism of some  policies favourable to corporate houses to camouflage the real agenda , which is to make the Indian economy an adjunct of collapsing financial centres , with serious and widespread implications for the Indian economy and society.
           
           In view of this confirmed position AAP cannot and does not  represent the interests of the masses of the Indian people , it is an extension of the NGOs funded by Western based Foundations which have occupied the space in India , to prevent more credible political alternatives from arising . It is to further this objective that the corporate funded and controlled media gives the maximum coverage to all parties allied with the agenda of global and Indian financial and corporate oligarchies , this is despite the brilliance of the journalists who are anchors or editors in the newspapers , they count for very little .There is an agenda to be fulfilled .
           
            The pogroms will not stop with AAP forming a government here and there , all hired political formations , operating as mecenaries have their own script given to them , attacks against minorities are a part of the Neoliberal policy of India , wherever and whenever necessary , as this is fascist political and economic policy which Mussolinie defined as " Corporate Rule ". This is not communalism it is fascism with merciless attacks to manipulate and control society with bomb blasts an adjunct of this hate campaign . In Iraq sectarian warfare , in India pogroms against minorities , that is the fate of occupied countries , occupied through military or financial and economic policy .
          Nilofar Bhagwat



          Sent from my iPad

          On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

           
          Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

          Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

          On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

           
          ASAK all,

          Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

          Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

          Regards.

          wa-ssalam,

          Razi


          The Hindu


          Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

          Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


          S. PUSHPAVANAM
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          Arvind Kejriwal
          Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal
          Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.
          Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.
          There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.
          The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.
          Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.
          Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.
          The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.
          It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.
          Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.
          The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.
          What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.
          Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.
          (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)




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          On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

           

          Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

          Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

          On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

           

          ASAK all,

          Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

          Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

          Regards.

          wa-ssalam,

          Razi


          The Hindu


          January 18, 2014
          Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

          Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


          S. PUSHPAVANAM
          Arvind Kejriwal
          Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal

          Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.

          Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.

          There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.

          The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.

          Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.

          Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.

          The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.

          It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.

          Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.

          The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.

          What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.

          Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.

          (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)

          s.pushpavanamconsumerpc@...


        • Razi Raziuddin
          Sometime back I have posted the following piece written by Niloufar Bhagwat which cannot be just ignored. I was looking for a serious discussion on that with
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            Sometime back I have posted the following piece written by Niloufar Bhagwat which cannot be just ignored. I was looking for a serious discussion on that with readers considering it with all seriousness it deserves or refuting the allegations with solid backup. AAP has nothing new but with appealing slogan of like Movement against Corruption, it appeared to win the urban middle class but has nothing on the cultural invasion, judicial reform, police reform and it's stand on economic and foreign policy. Issues of minority, in any country is sensitive and vital for governance. We, as the biggest minority are at receiving end. We have been systematically disempowered by the system.My point is to let the discussion go with all the seriousness it deserves rather than moving around the same bush with emotionalism.........Nizamuddin

            ASAK all,

            Yes, if we wish to follow his path, we better seriously ponder, think ,discuss, and then follow. Not blindly, because he is promising a good governance and equity to all. Good governance we are observing and regarding equity and/or equal emphasis given to many core issues, one such is reminded by one Muslim journalist (below) --why is he going so selective to Delhi riots against Sikhs only, and not riots and abuses in Gujrat, in Delhi (Batla House), and against innocent Muslims elsewhere? Agreed that he talks in terms of citizens' needs, but then why some citizens become more important than others? Is this not a vote getting game-plan again?

            Mind it, I am not against AAP at all. I too wish that they replace those other corrupt ones, but then they must define what exactly they stand for, besides rooting out corruption, and what is their stand on Muslims' interests (they can not escape from it, as all other parties have a define stand).

            Regarding discussion, two below article may be of some help in steering it.

            Thanks and regards.

            wa-ssalam,

            Razi
            ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
            This man was supported by a top Muslim organization despite the fact that Kejriwal went to their 'head quarters' asking for their support. Now see this man's nautanki.
            http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Congress-MLA-disrupts-Kejriwals-press-meet-demands-SIT-probe-into-Batla-House-encounter/articleshow/29601091.cms?
            ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
            Babuji dheerey chalnaa
            pyaar meiN z'raa sanbhalna
            badhey dhokey haiN ees raah meiN!


            Danger Signals

            Vol - XLIX No. 5, February 01, 2014
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            The Aam Aadmi Party shows signs of falling into the same old rut.
            The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) dharna for control over Delhi Police and against the union home minister, Sushilkumar Shinde, came to a tepid end with the protesting chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, and his party agreeing to a face-saver provided by the lieutenant governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung. This is perhaps the first time since the anti-corruption movement became a political party that it has had to retreat politically. It has also exposed some aspects of the new party’s unwelcome characteristics. In all, it bodes ill for what has, until now, been a creative rupture in Indian politics. The dharna and the events around it suddenly came to dominate AAP’s political agenda, pushing out other issues primarily because of the need of the party to defend its ministers from sharp political attack, not only from the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party but even vocal sections of civil society.
            The direct action on issues related to women’s safety in Delhi – dowry deaths, prostitution and criminality – by two ministers of the Delhi government, Rakhi Birla and Somnath Bharti, was a response to the public criticism of the AAP government for its casual reaction to the gang rape of a Danish tourist. Kejriwal was being painted as less than honest in the media since in 2012, after the December gang-rape case, he had called the then chief minister, Sheila Dixit, incompetent, but, now when in power, he was blandly repeating her very words of helplessness. He was being called out on his promise that the AAP government would make Delhi safe for women.
            Birla wanted the police to break into the house of those who had allegedly burnt their daughter-in-law, Neha Yadav, on dowry demands. Bharti wanted the police to raid homes of some Nigerian women alleging that they were prostitutes. When the police refused, AAP volunteers with him caught hold of three Ugandan women, harassed, manhandled them and threatened them in the most abusive racist terms. Videos show him claiming that the Africans “are not like us” and the Ugandan women have gone on record to state they were almost lynched by the AAP mob and it was only the police who saved them.
            Both Birla and Bharti appear guilty of asking the police to follow their verbal orders rather than adhere to the rule of law, which lays down clear guidelines on the need for a warrant, the protection of women from arrest after sunset, etc. It was to protest this “insubordination” of the police officers that the AAP leadership closed ranks and launched its protest demanding disciplinary action against the policemen and control over Delhi Police. In this particular instance, there are two issues, both equally dangerous: one is the demand of the AAP to conflate police reforms with control of the police by the aam aadmi or common man, the other is the racism and xenophobia on display. AAP leaders have been quick to point out that control over Delhi Police has been a prominent part of the party manifesto. The AAP vision document, in fact, wants the police to be “directly accountable to the local people”, that the “Mohalla Sabha should have authority” over the police station. The actions of Bharti tell us how dangerous this seemingly democratic proposal can be in a country where, as Ambedkar warned, the village and the mohalla continue to host the most dangerous ideologies of caste, patriarchy and various other prejudices. Seen in the light of the AAP’s own vision document, it appears that Bharti was wrong only insofar as his racism was concerned. Yet, for many, the hollowing out of the rule of law that this vision of direct democracy demands will perhaps be far more dangerous.
            It is a frightening dystopia if one merely considers what such mohalla control of the police would have meant in 1984, 1992 or 2002.
            Troubling questions also arise from AAP’s adamant defence of Bharti despite all evidence and its collective refusal to address his racism (even if some prominent leaders have criticised it). Similarly troubling is Kejriwal’s assertion that “drug, sex rackets lead to rape tendencies”. As some observers have pointed out, the AAP’s critique of corruption in the State is now showing the “classic” shift towards a critique of corruption in society, with its many dangerous consequences. Further, with all its critique of the existing systems and institutions, AAP has not come up with alternative systems and institutions which will reflect the demos more effectively and provide a foundation for a progressive politics. Lastly, it has foregrounded the “people”, the aam aadmi, without any definition of who this people are. As its membership swells from the hundreds of thousands to the millions, and as it now aspires to fight the parliamentary elections, it cannot continue to refuse to address these issues under cover of its “newness” or that it is still coming up with its programmes and policies.
            One of the most attractive and creative challenges of AAP to established politics was its use of direct democracy. From its constituency-level manifestos, to organising jan sabhas (peoples’ assemblies) before taking difficult political decisions, the AAP’s radical democratic practice showed it to be so different from the established parties, and gave it a creative, progressive momentum that attracted much public support. However, it is only a thin line that divides direct democracy from mobocracy or majoritarianism. That ogre has raised its head in the actions of Bharti and the utterances of Kumar Vishwas, another AAP leader who has made loathsome remarks about women, dark-skinned south Indians, and Muslims. It is understandable that as this new party grows rapidly it will attract all sorts. What is indefensible is that such activists are being protected and their actions justified by the AAP leadership. Is the AAP leadership capable of making amends and not disappointing the growing hopes of Indians in the possibility of an alternative politics?


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            Dear All

            Sometime back I have posted the following piece written by Niloufar Bhagwat which cannot be just ignored. I was looking for a serious discussion on that with readers considering it with all seriousness it deserves or refuting the allegations with solid backup. However, it seems to me that majority readers want discuss AAP in a generalised mode rather than the danger of Indian politics being steered by outsiders. In  a haste to address the issue of corruption or changing the dynamics of the rot ton system, we are subconsciously opening the doors for our republic to be invaded by crony capitalism and other global rough elements. 
            Already we have been trapped by outside forces who are playing a devilish role. We have been mapped, profiled, forced to be a debt ridden society. Our institutions are becoming victims of privatisation which is forcing our children to keep away form schools, the space between poor and rich is widening at an alarming pace. All this of course is a bi product of corruption and corrupt political decisions. AAP has nothing new but with appealing slogan of like Movement against Corruption, it appeared to win the urban middle class but has nothing on the cultural invasion, judicial reform, police reform and it's stand on economic and foreign policy.
            Issues of minority, in any country is sensitive and vital for governance. We, as the biggest minority are at receiving end. We have been systematically disempowered by the system.
            AAP want an issue based politics to be played and hence, the issues will be decided unilaterally by AAP and its promoters. The crony capitalist have no room for minorities. At the best, it will sing the Human Right songs which are played even by UN and many HR organisations which are met with contempt by very many countries and its political leadership.
            My point is to let the discussion go with all the seriousness it deserves rather than moving around the same bush with emotionalism.

            Regards

            Nizamuddin

            Doston Adaab,

            Those who may not know Ms Bhagwat, let me tell she is the wife of Ex-Naval Chief, Vishnu Bhagwat and a very senior Lawyer by profession.

            Here she has written a brilliant piece about the AAP! She has hit the nail on its head indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Khuda hafiz,
            Ahmad Cameron


            On Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:56:54 AM, Madihur Rehman <khansmr@...> wrote:
             
            A very disturbing write up. Leaves little hope for India and the world, at least in foreseeable future. What is the source of the 'truths' told herein? Is it just opinion based on general observation, or has any real research gone into it?
            Madih.

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            Dear all,

            Here is a bit of info on AAP by Niloufar Bhagwat. Please read and then go on as you wish.

            Nizam

            The AAP is a party created by Foundations based in the USA and NGOs supported by Western funding , to create the illusion of a new formation , such as the Janata Dal was created , of flotsom and jetsom ,some of whom have a poor track record of governance , though some members of the Janata party  became Chief Ministers of major states .
             
            The origins of this organization is the anti-corruption movement, which commenced from the Vivekananda International Centre blessed by retired Intelligence officers among other bureaucrats . It is privatization and the enrichment of foreign and Indian companies as a matter of state policy from the government treasury and the contractor Raj which has spawned the worst corruption in India's political history  and is systemic and endemic even as privatization continues relentlessly and even in the field of education , almost 70 % of institutions  of higher education in the privatized sector are substandard , if not more. While health  care has become a major industry .
             
            The  individual and collective attacks on women and resurgence of patriarchy  is  part of the commodification of women which is also systemic to the  economic , social , media culture adopted
             
            The political  objective  of creating AAP is to position a player on the Indian political scene subservient to their interests to obfuscate issues . AAP in its compositions represents the formations swiftly cobbled together when there was an apprehension that masses of working people in urban and rural Egypt were on the verge of revolt against the comprador regime of Mubarak and the Egyptian financial oligarchy tied to global capital interests in Egypt.
             
            The reason why the Congress and BJP are muted on the funding  and creation of AAP is that ,many of their leaders are also internationally supported and close to the same financial centres , though they are older parties on the Indian scene .The political party scene in India has eroded in so far as the major national parties are integrated into the scheme of Neoliberalism and have no alternative development manifesto for India in the backdrop of the financial storm which has erupted accompanied by the use of military and non military strategies to seize the surpluses of the developing countries , reminiscent of colonisation . The Deep Indian State of a coterie of financiers and corporates  and their nominees in political parties and Intelligence Agencies  have pronounced the " End of Politics " in India , that is politics of any other class except those allied to global capital and Indian financiers and corporate houses .Real politics is substituted by a smoke screen of hollow discussion and debate . The leadership of the  parliamentary left has either been co-opted , adjusted , acquiesced or paralysed or subdued , the cadres remain drifting and confused .
             
             One of the political objectives which is being fulfilled by more than one political party is to create conditions of  political anarchy, therefore different scripts , none of which are relevant to Indian political conditions and the immediate issues we face ;these scripst are  broadly being given and read out by pre-ordained leaders acceptable to special financial interests , posed as real alternatives , which are in fact not real alternatives . The objective is to politically devour the national budget and resources of the Indian people by creating conditions of  political anarchy subtly supported , by erstwhile global financial centres and their chosen collaborators among Indian Corporate houses and MNCs , while allowing criticism of some  policies favourable to corporate houses to camouflage the real agenda , which is to make the Indian economy an adjunct of collapsing financial centres , with serious and widespread implications for the Indian economy and society.
             
             In view of this confirmed position AAP cannot and does not  represent the interests of the masses of the Indian people , it is an extension of the NGOs funded by Western based Foundations which have occupied the space in India , to prevent more credible political alternatives from arising . It is to further this objective that the corporate funded and controlled media gives the maximum coverage to all parties allied with the agenda of global and Indian financial and corporate oligarchies , this is despite the brilliance of the journalists who are anchors or editors in the newspapers , they count for very little .There is an agenda to be fulfilled .
             
              The pogroms will not stop with AAP forming a government here and there , all hired political formations , operating as mecenaries have their own script given to them , attacks against minorities are a part of the Neoliberal policy of India , wherever and whenever necessary , as this is fascist political and economic policy which Mussolinie defined as " Corporate Rule ". This is not communalism it is fascism with merciless attacks to manipulate and control society with bomb blasts an adjunct of this hate campaign . In Iraq sectarian warfare , in India pogroms against minorities , that is the fate of occupied countries , occupied through military or financial and economic policy .
            Nilofar Bhagwat



            Sent from my iPad

            On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

             
            Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

            Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

            On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

             
            ASAK all,

            Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

            Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

            Regards.

            wa-ssalam,

            Razi


            The Hindu


            Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

            Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


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            Arvind Kejriwal
            Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal
            Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.
            Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.
            There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.
            The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.
            Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.
            Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.
            The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.
            It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.
            Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.
            The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.
            What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.
            Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.
            (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)




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            On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

             

            Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

            Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

            On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

             

            ASAK all,

            Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

            Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

            Regards.

            wa-ssalam,

            Razi


            The Hindu


            January 18, 2014
            Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

            Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


            S. PUSHPAVANAM
            Arvind Kejriwal
            Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal

            Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.

            Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.

            There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.

            The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.

            Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.

            Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.

            The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.

            It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.

            Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.

            The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.

            What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.

            Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.

            (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)

            s.pushpavanamconsumerpc@...






          • Ujjwal K Chowdhury
            Dear friends, all details of AAP funding are there in their website. There is NO FOREIGN HAND but NRIs sending money, though huge majority of their funds as
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              Dear friends, all details of AAP funding are there in their website. There is NO FOREIGN HAND but NRIs sending money, though huge majority of their funds as facts show are internal.

              Modified BJP and Ambani funded sections of media are for the next 100 days on a clear focused 'malign AAP' campaign and there will be stories unearthed 10-15 years old too of each of the AAP leader, of small issues or one or two wrong statements (as in Bharti's or Kumar's cases), and issues connected to 'procedures' rather than substance of AAP govt activities (as in Jan Lokpal of Delhi  bill case now).

              These all will die down after the General Elections unless AAP makes a major impact.

              This is a conscious decision taken, as the Establishment does NOT want to take chances AFTER Delhi results, finds Congress decimated, regional forces too egoist to come together, and ultra leftists being in the jungles and outside Parliamentary politics. The only serious threat is AAP.

              This is the ONLY reality and serious issue here.

              Otherwise, EVERY one of the 18 points based on which AAP govt is made, is either implemented or being attempted just now. And the challenges are only due to Police, MCD, and legislating limitations put up on Delhi govt (UNLIKE other state govts of India).

              It is sad that some leftist and even minority community intellectuals are UNABLE to see this mega game of Modified BJP and Ambani funded media to create a larger than life image of Modi and poorer than reality image of AAP.

              We are NOT interested in Kejriwal personally, but in the alternative politics of AAP and possibilities that this phenomenon puts forth before the nation.

              Regards
              UKC



              On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM, Nizamuddin <sholapuri@...> wrote:
               

              Dear All

              Sometime back I have posted the following piece written by Niloufar Bhagwat which cannot be just ignored. I was looking for a serious discussion on that with readers considering it with all seriousness it deserves or refuting the allegations with solid backup. However, it seems to me that majority readers want discuss AAP in a generalised mode rather than the danger of Indian politics being steered by outsiders. In  a haste to address the issue of corruption or changing the dynamics of the rot ton system, we are subconsciously opening the doors for our republic to be invaded by crony capitalism and other global rough elements. 
              Already we have been trapped by outside forces who are playing a devilish role. We have been mapped, profiled, forced to be a debt ridden society. Our institutions are becoming victims of privatisation which is forcing our children to keep away form schools, the space between poor and rich is widening at an alarming pace. All this of course is a bi product of corruption and corrupt political decisions. AAP has nothing new but with appealing slogan of like Movement against Corruption, it appeared to win the urban middle class but has nothing on the cultural invasion, judicial reform, police reform and it's stand on economic and foreign policy.
              Issues of minority, in any country is sensitive and vital for governance. We, as the biggest minority are at receiving end. We have been systematically disempowered by the system.
              AAP want an issue based politics to be played and hence, the issues will be decided unilaterally by AAP and its promoters. The crony capitalist have no room for minorities. At the best, it will sing the Human Right songs which are played even by UN and many HR organisations which are met with contempt by very many countries and its political leadership.
              My point is to let the discussion go with all the seriousness it deserves rather than moving around the same bush with emotionalism.

              Regards

              Nizamuddin

              Doston Adaab,

              Those who may not know Ms Bhagwat, let me tell she is the wife of Ex-Naval Chief, Vishnu Bhagwat and a very senior Lawyer by profession.

              Here she has written a brilliant piece about the AAP! She has hit the nail on its head indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!

              Khuda hafiz,
              Ahmad Cameron


              On Thursday, January 23, 2014 7:56:54 AM, Madihur Rehman <khansmr@...> wrote:
               
              A very disturbing write up. Leaves little hope for India and the world, at least in foreseeable future. What is the source of the 'truths' told herein? Is it just opinion based on general observation, or has any real research gone into it?
              Madih.

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              Dear all,

              Here is a bit of info on AAP by Niloufar Bhagwat. Please read and then go on as you wish.

              Nizam

              The AAP is a party created by Foundations based in the USA and NGOs supported by Western funding , to create the illusion of a new formation , such as the Janata Dal was created , of flotsom and jetsom ,some of whom have a poor track record of governance , though some members of the Janata party  became Chief Ministers of major states .
               
              The origins of this organization is the anti-corruption movement, which commenced from the Vivekananda International Centre blessed by retired Intelligence officers among other bureaucrats . It is privatization and the enrichment of foreign and Indian companies as a matter of state policy from the government treasury and the contractor Raj which has spawned the worst corruption in India's political history  and is systemic and endemic even as privatization continues relentlessly and even in the field of education , almost 70 % of institutions  of higher education in the privatized sector are substandard , if not more. While health  care has become a major industry .
               
              The  individual and collective attacks on women and resurgence of patriarchy  is  part of the commodification of women which is also systemic to the  economic , social , media culture adopted
               
              The political  objective  of creating AAP is to position a player on the Indian political scene subservient to their interests to obfuscate issues . AAP in its compositions represents the formations swiftly cobbled together when there was an apprehension that masses of working people in urban and rural Egypt were on the verge of revolt against the comprador regime of Mubarak and the Egyptian financial oligarchy tied to global capital interests in Egypt.
               
              The reason why the Congress and BJP are muted on the funding  and creation of AAP is that ,many of their leaders are also internationally supported and close to the same financial centres , though they are older parties on the Indian scene .The political party scene in India has eroded in so far as the major national parties are integrated into the scheme of Neoliberalism and have no alternative development manifesto for India in the backdrop of the financial storm which has erupted accompanied by the use of military and non military strategies to seize the surpluses of the developing countries , reminiscent of colonisation . The Deep Indian State of a coterie of financiers and corporates  and their nominees in political parties and Intelligence Agencies  have pronounced the " End of Politics " in India , that is politics of any other class except those allied to global capital and Indian financiers and corporate houses .Real politics is substituted by a smoke screen of hollow discussion and debate . The leadership of the  parliamentary left has either been co-opted , adjusted , acquiesced or paralysed or subdued , the cadres remain drifting and confused .
               
               One of the political objectives which is being fulfilled by more than one political party is to create conditions of  political anarchy, therefore different scripts , none of which are relevant to Indian political conditions and the immediate issues we face ;these scripst are  broadly being given and read out by pre-ordained leaders acceptable to special financial interests , posed as real alternatives , which are in fact not real alternatives . The objective is to politically devour the national budget and resources of the Indian people by creating conditions of  political anarchy subtly supported , by erstwhile global financial centres and their chosen collaborators among Indian Corporate houses and MNCs , while allowing criticism of some  policies favourable to corporate houses to camouflage the real agenda , which is to make the Indian economy an adjunct of collapsing financial centres , with serious and widespread implications for the Indian economy and society.
               
               In view of this confirmed position AAP cannot and does not  represent the interests of the masses of the Indian people , it is an extension of the NGOs funded by Western based Foundations which have occupied the space in India , to prevent more credible political alternatives from arising . It is to further this objective that the corporate funded and controlled media gives the maximum coverage to all parties allied with the agenda of global and Indian financial and corporate oligarchies , this is despite the brilliance of the journalists who are anchors or editors in the newspapers , they count for very little .There is an agenda to be fulfilled .
               
                The pogroms will not stop with AAP forming a government here and there , all hired political formations , operating as mecenaries have their own script given to them , attacks against minorities are a part of the Neoliberal policy of India , wherever and whenever necessary , as this is fascist political and economic policy which Mussolinie defined as " Corporate Rule ". This is not communalism it is fascism with merciless attacks to manipulate and control society with bomb blasts an adjunct of this hate campaign . In Iraq sectarian warfare , in India pogroms against minorities , that is the fate of occupied countries , occupied through military or financial and economic policy .
              Nilofar Bhagwat



              Sent from my iPad

              On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

               
              Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

              Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

              On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

               
              ASAK all,

              Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

              Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

              Regards.

              wa-ssalam,

              Razi


              The Hindu


              January 18, 2014
              Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

              Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


              S. PUSHPAVANAM
              SHARE  ·   COMMENT (61)   ·   PRINT   ·   T+  
              Arvind Kejriwal
              Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal
              Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.
              Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.
              There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.
              The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.
              Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.
              Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.
              The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.
              It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.
              Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.
              The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.
              What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.
              Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.
              (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)




              Sent from my iPad

              On 20 Jan 2014, at 01:56, Aftab Khan <Aftabkhan11554@...> wrote:

               

              Razi Sb, you passed on an misinformation about Kejriwal. If you have read comments of readers, I am sure you would have not passed on this irresponsible writeup.

              Sent from my iPhone, Aftab Khan

              On Jan 19, 2014, at 8:36 PM, Razi Raziuddin <razi24@...> wrote:

               

              ASAK all,

              Like many others I too got inspired by the movement of AAP but in recent days many things are coming up which are compelling us to study this movement and personalities associated with it a bit more seriously and much deeply. Are they really so genuine? What are their larger and broader vision and mission besides the most immediate "corruption", and what this corruption itself means --should intimidation of non-compliant MLAs and/or indifference to any dissent be not considered as corruption, etc etc?

              Below is one more article on its leader, and please read for introspection and thinking...

              Regards.

              wa-ssalam,

              Razi


              The Hindu


              January 18, 2014
              Updated: January 18, 2014 23:28 IST

              Understanding Arvind Kejriwal


              S. PUSHPAVANAM
              SHARE  ·   COMMENT (61)   ·   PRINT   ·   T+  
              Arvind Kejriwal
              Special ArrangementArvind Kejriwal

              Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different politician” who fights evil. Only when the electronic media calm down will his real face emerge.

              Consider how he got out of government service. While serving as a Joint Commissioner in the Revenue Department (Income Tax) under the Finance Ministry, he went on a sabbatical (paid leave) from November 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002, and went abroad. One condition for such leave is that the employee must serve continuously for at least three years after return, failing which he or she must pay back the salary he drew over two years with penalty.

              There is a bond to be executed, with witnesses and guarantors. Mr. Kejriwal re-joined duty on November 1, 2002 but at once went on 18 months’ leave without pay: he did not serve continuously. He resigned in February 2006. As he had jumped bond, his resignation was not accepted.

              The Income Tax Department sent him a notice in 2007 and again in 2008 asking him to pay up. Mr. Kejriwal, who was by then appearing on TV almost every day, expected the government to budge. He said the government could deduct the dues from his retirement benefits; as he had done no wrong, his dues must be waived. After sending a notice on August 5, the department sent another in September asking him to pay up before October 27, 2011 — failing which he would not be relieved and he would not get his retirement benefits.

              Attachment of his property and criminal action could follow. Mr. Kejriwal termed it an attempt to create obstacles to his agitation against corruption. When he did not respond by October 27, the department asked his guarantors to pay. Mr. Kejriwal pleaded his friends should not be disturbed. When it became clear the government would initiate proceedings, he announced on October 30, 2011 that he would borrow from his friends and pay the dues of Rs.9.28 lakh. He wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 3, 2011 enclosing the cheque.

              Certain things tend to be forgotten amid the din. An impression has been created that the Aam Aadmi Party enjoys the support of 2.2 crore Delhiites. It got only 29 per cent of the votes. That means 71 per cent of voters rejected it.

              The AAP laid 18 conditions to get Congress support, some of them mere administrative actions like removing red beacons from vehicles. He said he had written to the BJP and the Congress on these, and once he got replies he would go to the people and ask them what to do. However, the Congress did not accept the conditions. Yet, the AAP formed the government with Congress support.

              It is doubtful whether the schemes announced by AAP can be implemented. The Delhi government has a deficit of Rs.1,725 crore. After announcing a 50 per cent reduction in power tariff, he announced it was only under consideration. He had asked people not to pay power bills. Many did not, and faced power theft cases. If Mr. Kejriwal withdraws the cases that would be a bad precedent; no court will permit that. If he does not, his followers will feel victimised. While he promised 700 litres of water per capita, residents in many areas now beg for at least 20 litres. Only 68 per cent of households have piped water supply.

              Mr. Kejriwal is known for his sensational announcements. During a first round of fasting action, he said he would expose corruption by 15 Union Ministers. In December 2013 he said he had proof to show five Ministers had Swiss bank accounts. He said in November 2012 the Central government had a list of 700 Indians who had stashed money in HSBC Bank in Geneva, and demanded that foreign banks give all the names to the government; he asked HSBC Bank’s staff members in India to resign.

              The most popular of his stunts was restoring power connections severed for non-payment as he felt the tariff was high. As cameramen clicked away, with a pair of cutting pliers he connected the wires on June 27, 2013. Although it was an offence under the Electricity Act, the electricity authorities did not act fearing his TV-based backing. He chose to take law into his hands, sending a message that he did not believe in a democratic way of functioning. This is in tune with his other activities like offering dharna in front of the Prime Minister’s house, violating orders under Section 144.

              What Mr. Kejriwal has done, has been done by so many other politicians. Prashant Bhushan of the AAP wanted a referendum held in Kashmir to determine people’s opinion on the presence of the Army. Mr. Kejriwal said it was Mr. Bhushan’s personal opinion but the consent of local citizens must be ascertained. But there is no difference between a referendum and getting people’s consent. On January 12, Mr. Bhushan said the police must be withdrawn from Naxalite-hit areas.

              Mr. Kejriwal is yet another politician who has resorted to politics as his last refuge. I wonder if Meera Sanyal, V. Balakrishnan and Captain Gopinath have done their due diligence before joining the AAP.

              (The writer is secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, Tamil Nadu, and is based in Tiruchirapalli.)

              s.pushpavanamconsumerpc@...





              --
              Prof Ujjwal K Chowdhury
              Senior Consultant with New Business Age-Abhiyan Group, Kathmandu.
              President, Advisory Board, Whistling Woods School of Communication, Mumbai 
              Former Director, Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication & Dean, SIU, Pune.
              Former Media Adviser, Textiles Ministry, GOI; The Nippon Foundation; and WHO, India.
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