The root cause of PM Modi's recent electoral reverses was his total inability to be a good listener of people's grievances and a genuine implementor of the same.

Endless rhetorics thro monthly monologues  like Man-ki-baat, was a flop show due to lack of people's participation.

Terribly stereotyped  speeches with heavy dose of statistics,that no one is bothered about.The ground realities are totally at variance with boring statistics.

Being Out- of - sync with the ground realities  resulted in arrogance of power,over-confidence and " I- am- the- custodian-of- all -wisdom - syndrome ". Consultative mechanism wiped out.

All signs of totalitarianism.

Regrettably, PM Modi’s  failure in reining in his loose-cannons, goons and chaatukaars, led to his political  waterloo ?

Public is  angry, frustrated, dis-illusioned, disenchanted and in a retaliatory mood.

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November 1829

Disturbing Trends

 

The number of schemes, memorials, tournaments, projects, trophies, awards, airports, hospitals, universities etc named after Nehru- Gandhi dynasty by successive Congress-led dispensations during the past 70 years ,is mind boggling.

Have a look at the country-wide break-up.

(a) Universities/Educational Institutes-- 98

(b) Roads/Buildings/Places-- 73

(c) Awards-- 51

(d) Schemes in Congress-ruled States- 52

(e) Sports/Tournaments/ Trophies --28

(f) Schemes/Projects-- 13

(g) Scholarships/Fellowships-- 15

(h) Airports/ Ports-- 05

(i) Institutions/Chairs/Festivals-- 37

(j) Hospitals/Medical Institutes-- 39

(k) National Parks/Sanctuaries/Museums --15

(l) Stadia --19

Total   --  445

This is not acceptable in a democracy. Totally  unethical. India is not a dynastic monarchy.

Busy in re- naming spree, the BJP instead of rectifying the anomaly,is taking revenge by erecting tall statues out of public funds. Stoking public indignation. BJP's popularity rating going is down with each passing day.What next ?

Let the union of India issue an omnibus order to cancel names of monuments. These are national assets,not owned by any dynasty.

Promulgate an ordinance ,if so advised by Min of Law, followed by legislative sanction.

It would be just and fair for the ruling political dispensation also to put a total stop to erection of  statues in future by wasting tax payers’ money.

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Govt of India goes topsy-turvy. Utterly confused. Two union ministers of India have been directed to visit Pakistan for the ground-breaking for Kartarpur corridor on Nov 28, 2018 . 

The news came as a rude shock today as we were observing the tenth  anniversary of 26/11 in Mumbai that killed and maimed hundreds of Indians. Mental sufferings of those affected continues till date.

Worse still, sharing the dias by the visiting indian delegates with the Khalistanis, ISI- sponsored terrorists besides facing black flags, would be the most reprehensible experience for Indians of all faiths.

Opposition by the silent majority of MEA’s mandarins is over-ruled by the mighty "high command ",it is learnt.

India's Pak policy lacks consistency, vision and fore-sight. Ad hocism reigns supreme in South Block. At least,so it seems.

Is this hypocrisy meant for the religious appeasement of  the Sikh community in India, before elections?

It is considered sinful for the elites of ruling dispensation to look for political brownie points before elections by sacrificing country's honour ?

India has forefeited its right to condemn terror attacks continuing from across the border. Blowing hot and cold in administering foreign policy is amazing , awful,atrocious.We,Indians are feeling utterly humiliated by the zigzag course between the largest democracy and a military dictatorship.

 

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TV news channels in India take pride in claiming access to intelligence information.

God knows from where? IB, RAW, CBI,KGB or CIA ?

Does it not tantamount to security breach , selective leakage or planting bogus information ?

The public is free to question the motive. Is this to deflect public attention from core issues?

The Armed forces need to address their concerns on external security. There is also an urgent need to revamp internal security by Home ministry in the face of threats from insurgents, Khalistanis, terror modules,Kashmiri separatists and other subversive elements secretly aided by certain political parties.

A word about PM’s security . In case of threat perception to PM’s personal security, why is he being permitted to have a free run in the country and mingle with people for electioneering. Country cannot tolerate attack on PM Modi from any quarter.

This will destabilize the security scenario in the Indian subcontinent.

The public is not a moron? Appropriate guidelines must be issued to the Media especially digital media to refrain from news hypes? Rumour mongering is not the safeguard for internal security.It is a threat.

Let GOI spokespersons,if any,replace TV news anchors.

Public cannot trust "Political parties" spokespersons sharing intelligence with it.They cannot become authorized mouth-piece of the Government.

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The political Executive is expected to be transparent in Rafale deal ? No one can and should oppose judicial activism or judicial over-reach in the given circumstances for encroaching upon executive's domain?

It would have been appropriate had the Hon'ble Supreme court taken secret briefing from IAF officers on Rafale procurement?Their anonymity could have been maintained.

All civil and defence services officers are bound by Conduct Rules. All report to the Executive. How could they depose independently in an open court on such a sensitive matter involving national security?

The Apex court has reserved its judgement. And, justifiably so. 

It could still take the call by resorting to" in camera proceedings"

 

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For journalists , information is Power.

A majority of them are on pay rolls of political parties, Some masquerade as ‘Corporate lobbysts’ for big business houses. Touts, Conduits for bribery and providing any form of hospitality Some indulge in the game of competitive nationalism to prove their loyalty to the country.

Their modus operandi is simple. Getting dirty secrets from cops belonging to intelligence, investigative and anti-graft agencies. Accessing bureaucrats to seek out explosive information for promoting business of their paymasters by blackmailing their detractors.

Aisey journalists kaa zameer mar gaya hai ; Unhe jeeney ka koi haq nahi hai

Against this backdrop, I can say with all the emphasis at my command Dr Suresh Mehrotra  that you surely stand out different from other journalists of your genre.  Calling a spade a spade, is your strength.Getting over15 crores hits for the website,is mind-blowing,incredible,unprecedented.

 

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With the highest of respect , I beg to disagree with Supreme court’s verdict in Ayodhya case. Adjourning the hearings by two months or even more, at a stretch, is considered arbitrary by both Indian muslims and the hindus, irrespective of the outcome of the final verdict.

Whether,the verdict is for or against any community is immaterial. Every indian is fed up, interested only in early resolution.

Delay is deeply disturbing. It impacts peace of mind of every Indian.

Eight years pendency in Supreme Court alone (2010 to 2018) is a matter of grave concern in the given circumstances including volatility at India’s large borders with hostile neighbours.

Were the negative implications of assigning low or no priority to public demand for early hearings,kept in view,one wonders before giving such a large adjournment to a sensitive matter. Subversives within the country ,are ready to strike. Politicians are waiting to earn political brownie points. This would be sinful.

Hon'ble SC is thus urged to re-visit its decision in larger interest of peace and stability in the country.Just a suggestion for consideration.

I am sure all right-thinking citizens would stand by me. I am apolitical with no axe to grind. Country's interest should be the first priority. No political parties should try to earn political brownie points. This would be sinful.

Apology in advance. While, making the above submission,there is no intention to insult the Judiciary. Not the least.I am not a specialist in law,knowing little about the Law of contempt But, if,in 99% cases, I salute SC's judgements, I trust, I am entitled to disagree in 1% cases as part of my democratic right without casting personal aspersions on any one.

 

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With the highest of respect , I beg to disagree with Supreme court’s verdict in Ayodhya case. Adjourning the hearings by two months or even more, at a stretch, is considered arbitrary by both Indian muslims and the hindus, irrespective of the outcome of the final verdict.

Whether,the verdict is for or against any community is immaterial. Every indian is fed up, interested only in early resolution.

Delay is deeply disturbing. It impacts peace of mind of every Indian.

Eight years pendency in Supreme Court alone (2010 to 2018) is a matter of grave concern in the given circumstances including volatility at India’s large borders with hostile neighbours.

Were the negative implications of assigning low or no priority to public demand for early hearings,kept in view,one wonders before giving such a large adjournment to a sensitive matter. Subversives within the country ,are ready to strike. Politicians are waiting to earn political brownie points. This would be sinful.

Hon'ble SC is thus urged to re-visit its decision in larger interest of peace and stability in the country.Just a suggestion for consideration.

I am sure all right-thinking citizens would stand by me. I am apolitical with no axe to grind. Country's interest should be the first priority. No political parties should try to earn political brownie points. This would be sinful.

Apology in advance. While, making the above submission,there is no intention to insult the Judiciary. Not the least.I am not a specialist in law,knowing little about the Law of contempt But, if,in 99% cases, I salute SC's judgements, I trust, I am entitled to disagree in 1% cases as part of my democratic right without casting personal aspersions on any one.

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It is my firm belief that moles have been planted by successive governments ,both at Centre and States, in anti-graft agencies like the CBI , IB, RAW, ED, CVC, and CVOs in ministries ,their PSUs, PSBs etc. They have been leaking sensitive informations informations ( An euphemism for selling informations on pecuniary considerations ). Motive : To embarass the ruling governmemt.

Even top officers in ministries including MOF, MOD are suspects. Eminently suitable to be dubbed as subversives. All on  pay rolls of their masters.Officers after their superannuation, are hired as consultants by big business houses to garner secret information from their friends ,still in service.

Are they under IB’s scanner ?

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Kudos to the Apex court for interim order on CBI. Since, Director CBI was appointed  by a three member committee  comprising of PM, LOP  and  a sitting Supreme court  judge, the Apex court has inter alia ordered the inquiry against  Alok Verma to be completed within two weeks ie by 8th Nov 2018. Investigations to be monitored by a  retired Supreme court Judge. No reinstatement of Verma pending final decision.

The buck cannot stop here. Seized documents   put Asthana ,former Special Director ,CBI on the backfoot. He allegedly enjoyed  hospitality from big business houses in daughter's marriage. Wedding events  were  allegedly sponsored by one industrialist from Gujarat,who later turned hostile against Asthana and trapped him. These charges must be investigated,too. Both the accused must come out above board.

Being an extra-ordinary  case with nationwide   ramifications , no effort is being spared to create chaos as Rahul’s protestors kept  laying sieges around CBI offices across the country. A planned strategy by the Opposition  to create turmoil and paralyse offices.Rahul Gandhi in his youthful , dynastic arrogance led the gherao march of CBI offices and finally staging the nasty tamasha of courting arrest.

Activities in central and State govt offices has come to a standstill. Officers and Staff  of CBI feel utterly de-motivated and the public-at-large demoralized, shocked and confused.CBI has been a ray of hope for all and sundry.

National Security Advisor to PM merely added fuel to fire by pronouncing his pearls of wisdom : "Weak coalition is bad for country ". Was it a panic  reaction,one wonders ?He behaved  more like the  political advisor to PM  than his advisor on national security issues ! Rather strange for a bureaucrat to overstep his jurisdiction.

Not to lag behind, detaining four IB’s sleuths outside Verma’s residence and their manhandling by Delhi police constables reinforced suspicions of distrust between two organizations.

As skeletons keep tumbling out of the cupboards,  faith in the institution of  CBI , built over several decades may not be restored soon.The  premier investigative agency is besieged with several issues arising out of  political pressures on IOs,  acute shortage of staff and officers, animosity among the promotee officers, IPS regulars coming on deputation from different States’ cadres  and the home-grown officers. All this  has been detrimental to CBI's efficient functioning. 

Worse,  CBI’s home-grown cadre (insiders ) has been getting a raw deal for decades in promotion matters vis-a-vis the deputationists. Squabbling between the Prosecution and Investigative wings,is  common. Each wing interested in achieving one-up-manship over the other.

DOP&T, headed by successive Prime Ministers  have never  bothered to attend to these concerns.

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About A.K.Saxena

A K SAXENA, an Indian national, is a retired civil servant from Government of India He is also a freelance journalist with several published investigative articles and columns in various fields to his credit. His writings are a reflection of his interest in writing on divergent themes and making the topics relevant to a wider audience. A post graduate in Chemistry from University of Delhi,he could not sustain his interest in pursuing research and instead chose to enter the government service through the IAS etc exam held by the UPSC. “KALASAVYA” that brought out several publications besides organizing cultural shows.


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