Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
In a similar vein I have a hunch and a nose as well and the fact that Modi has shown his callous nature by ignoring servicemen in the ages of 70-90. sitting in the hot sun and fasting for OROP can lead to only one conclusion that something sinister is being hatched. The game is again afoot. Now more than ever I am clear that Modi is not going to sanction OROP , even if a 100 ex servicemen die fasting, as he is now swayed by the men around him like Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, not forgetting the civil service. These men have fed something Modi wants to believe that OROP is " complicated' and its effect on the budget will be catastrophic. So the sanction has not come and never will.
What is likely to happen? Modi is a past master at distracting from the core issue and maybe we can have another dose of his " Man ki Baat". The government is likely to procrastinate for another year or so and then hand over this demand to the pay commission. Now the pay commission staffed only by the civil services without a single representative from the military will tow the Modi and government line and come down with a watered down scheme. This is very likely and the question arises that once the government has decided on this course, is there anything that can be done.?
I am afraid the options are limited and as in old days the services will lump it and the Chiefs of staff will stand with the government and not the soldier. I think the time has come for an agitation against the Army Chief,whose dubious role needs to be highlighted. I use the word "dubious",for a man sitting at the helm of a power structure like the army, what does he fear?. He can resign and put pressure on the government. I see no other way, but in case he wants to just feather his nest and mumble some jargon on nationalism, then god save the country and the army.
I hope ex-servicemen read this post as the intention is to give them mettle and resolve. I am clear that till the COAS puts his foot down OROP will never come as we all want it and as approved earlier. In addition to an agitation against the COAS, the turncoats sitting in the Government like General VK Singh must be gheraoed.This is sad, really sad.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Temples of Kaal Bhairava
Here's how he answered:
"If you mean whisky, the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yes, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children;
If you mean that evil drink that topples men and women from the pinnacles of righteous and gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, shame, despair, helplessness and hopelessness, then, my friend, I am opposed to it with every fibre of my being."
If you mean good cheer, the stimulating sip that puts a little spring in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning;
If you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy, and to forget life's great tragedies and heartbreaks and sorrow;
If you mean that drink the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of pounds each year, that provides tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitifully aged and infirm, to build the finest highways, hospitals, universities, and community colleges in this nation...
Then my friend, I am absolutely, unequivocally in favour of it..!!!
"This is my position, and as always, I refuse to compromise on matters of principle.!!!"
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Many people furiously attacked him for saying this, and some people asked clarification for him. I agree with Justice Katju and my reasons are dovetailed with his.
Just as Modi sold the dream of 'vikas' in the May 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and Kejriwal sold the dream of ' imaandari ' in the February 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, so also J.P. had sold the dream of ' Total Revolution ' in the 1970s. And the gullible Indian people readily lapped it up.
Like his guru Gandhi, who Katju has described as a British agent , J.P. was also against a violent revolution. But the truth is that a revolution is never peaceful. As Robespierre, the great leader in the French Revolution of 1789 said in the French National Convention " Citoyen, voulez vous un revolucion sans revolucion ?" ( Citizens, do you want a revolution without a revolution ?" ).
J.P. was only a Sapnon ka Saudagar, with no scientific ideas to lead forward
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The ex-serviceman's agitation is stuck as the Government does not seem to be blinking. Despite retired soldiers of the age of 70-80-90 sitting and fasting in the hot sun as well as signing memorandum with their blood to the prime minister, the GOI is not bending one bit and there is no announcement on anything concerning OROP. What then next? This would be in the mind of the men agitating as they come up against a wall.
Obviously Modi and the government are playing dirty and have a devious plan up their sleeve. I had long written that OROP will not come and expecting the Modi government to sanction it, looked to me a pipe dream. unfortunately many servicemen used to a orderly life and not aware of the intricacies of politics,thought otherwise. It was thought that OROP will come by ingratiating themselves with the government and Modi and hence no attempt made to cultivate the opposition and men who matter like the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and also other political leaders. On the contrary to ingratiate and show the government that they had faith in Modi, they even spurned the offer of support of the Congress party. The thinking was that Modi and the BJP will be annoyed and will stop OROP. This was a fallacious thought and doomed from the word go and the leadership of the servicemen is now left holding the Modi baby and not knowing what to do. The damage done to the movement by this short sighted approach is immense and now OROP will not come, fasting, blood petition or anything.don't matter to Modi and the BJP
What then is the way ahead ? Obviously instead of appealing to the BJP government something else is required. The Indian army is in fact on a very strong wicket and as the best and biggest organised force in the country, something has to be done by the army. in this the COAS , at the moment general Dilbagh Singh is a key player. This man must show some spunk and not say " yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full" as has been the refrain of the army chiefs from the time of Cariappa.
The ex servicemen's association must approach the COAS and demand action from him. It needs to be impressed on him that he must put pressure on the government and if need be he should be ready to resign. OROP will come immediately.
There should be a two pronged strategy to simultaneously approach the opposition parties led by Rahul Gandhi and the Congress. Not approaching him and murmuring like a sheep that our movement is apolitical is neither here nor there. The fear that Modi and the BJP will be antagonised is meaningless. Not forgetting getting the RSS on their side. The RSS controls the BJP and in case Mohan Bhagwat is convinced OROP will come like greased lightening.
Other things being OK, the EX Servicemen's association must have large banners in Newspapers to announce how Modi and BJP betrayed the poor soldier. Funds is a problem and donations from the men and NRI's can be tapped. Once a concerted bid is made, I am sure donations will come. To rely on small contributions from ex-servicemen themselves is not going to lead anywhere.
This calls for a concerted action and publicly men who are turncoats like General VK Singh and Rajyavardhan must be exposed. Let the public know they and their ilk are the Black Sheep , men who have like Faustus sold their souls to the BJP.
The road ahead is hard and there can be no laxity and calls for concerted action, otherwise OROP will remain a pipe dream as millions of soldiers go to the next world. Remember Modi and the BJP are not bothered, so give them a taste of a medicine they understand.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Rashtra Swayan Sevak Sangh is a cultural organisation that had, one thought a one point agenda to better the nation. I always thought that this is one organisation that had the interests of India in its heart. They claimed that they were for India that would mirror Ram Rajya , an India where there was no corruption and nepotism. The reference of Ram Rajya was to the idealistic rule during the time of God Ram.
Unfortunately a realisation has dawned that the RSS is an organisation that is exactly the opposite of what it claimed. It is a party that supports corruption in all its manifestations. This must be a cultural shock to millions, but I am glad the mask has slipped from its face. we now know that all along the RSS was something else in sheep's clothing. How come this realisation has dawned on millions?
The RSS by supporting a foreign minister who is hobnobbing with a known evader of law and hiding in London has exposed itself. Its shocking that it supports Sushma Swaraj and also the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who also is hobnobbing with Lalit Modi, wheeler dealer and swindler, hiding in a London suburb.
The only sane voice in this entire sordid drama is NK Singh, a BJP member of parliament and former foreign secretary who has condemned the actions of these two ladies. Surprising the man Modi with all his chest thumping against the likes of Robert Vadra is almost a pussycat, not even meowing once.
The RSS has proved that it is a biased organisation . Talking of it being a cultural organisation wanting to cleanse public life is all hog wash. It is a party that has feet of clay and all it believes is pretence. Its so sad. By supporting Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje the RSS has allowed the cat to slip out of its bag. I sincerely wish Mohan Bhagwat has the courage and calls a spade a spade. Can he not direct Modi to dismiss the duo? It will be an act of courage if he does so, but if he hides behind cliches, it will prove what I have written earlier. Is he up to being a great nationalist?
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The ex servicemen have all united and started an agitation for the sanction of a legitimate demand like One Rank One Pension. The demand which is festering for last 40 years took off with vigor only about a decade back. Some cosmetic changes were made by the Congress government under that stooge of the Gandhi family, Manmohan Singh, but the core demand of parity in pensions was left untouched.
The BJP under Narendra Modi had made sanction of OROP an important poll plank of their election campaign, but it was an insincere promise and perhaps made just to garner votes. Right after the BJP came to power, the portends for sanction of OROP were ominous. The Finance , then the defence Minster Arun Jaitley a man with little horizon, set the ball rolling by asking the Ex servicemen's association to " Tone down their demand". He further said that politicians make promises, but all are not honored.
This was followed by the defence minister stating that nobody gets 100% satisfaction in life and is never the norm and 80% satisfaction could be achieved. This was his thinking though he changed it a little later, but the fact is that 2 important functionaries were not happy with OROP. To queer the pitch Raj Nath Singh the Home Minister also voiced his opposition to OROP and Modi who was looking for a way out began to lean on these men to back track on OROP. The civil services led by the IAS lobby were in any case opposed to the very concept of OROP and they fed the GOI and Modi with data against OROP. Modi knowing all this was false, yet acquiesced, because he was looking for a way out.
The ex-servicemens agitation is not having the desired effect as the leaders have decided to keep the movement apolitical. Thus opposition parties who supported the OROP were turned away. I am aghast at this approach. You cannot win a battle without political support and just appealing and fasting for a demand leads nowhere. I wonder how the ESIS leaders could spurn political support ?
The Government and Modi are really not concerned . They are a callous lot and men who are 70-80-90 fasting and sitting in the hot sun is not a matter of concern for them. What then is the next step?
I have a gut feeling that OROP will never come and the reason is simple, the Army general staff have over a period of 6 decades starting with general Cariappa frittered away their bargaining power by agreeing with the government at every stage. I do not wish to delineate all the privileges which were taken away with the agreement of the general staff, but suffice that the COAS is primarily responsible for this mess.
The general staff have created this mess and approval for OROP may never come ( or a watered down scheme come) till the general staff cleans up the mess of 6 decades. Its not difficult and requires conviction and courage. But the men sitting and wearing hats and looking stern are really pussycats. Will these pussycats become tigers ? If they do OROP will come , otherwise its " By bye birdie"
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Modi Condones Impropriety and Corruption: Where Sir, is Chest thumping Gone against Nepotism, Impropriety and Corruption ?
Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje have burst the Bubble of the BJP
The ladies one of who is the foreign minister and the other the chief minister of Rajasthan have been courting a wheeler dealer who is a escaped fugitive and money laundered. The man is Lalit Modi against who the enforcement directorate has issued a look out notice. Yet the Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has recommended that the British issue travel documents to this fugitive from law. This man Lalit Modi is hiding in London.
The second lady Vasundhara Raje , the chief minister of rajasthan has allowed her son to accept crores for his company from lalit Modi and she also recommended his case to the British government to give sanctuary to him.
Its a shame that 2 important leaders of the BJP are hobnobbing with a man who has swindled millions and is an escaped criminal to London. Lalit Modi is wanted in India to reply to the many charges against him.
The BJP has come out in defence of the 2 ladies, but the entire defence and orchestra in their favor is so sad. It shows that the BJP is a party no different from the Congress and maybe worse. It preaches and does not practice. I wonder what Modi has to say about all this. Will he talk about this in his " Man ki Baat" or send some tweets.? probably not as he is not a man who can aspire for greatness, but his behaviour is like a small time politician. Where sir, is your bravado and salvos against corruption and nepotism.? I and the Indian public cant see it.