Changing Character of Politics and Challenges for Governance Part 2
Date : 15 September 2017
Venue: Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, U.P.
Important Messages (click to read)
Manipur and Democracy
Manipur - a small north east state went to polls a couple of days back in the first phase and is voting today in the second phase. Manipuris turned out in huge numbers to vote: the final voting percentage was whopping 84! It is just behind Goa where the Goans staged 85% turn out! Punjab 75%, and in the previous phase (sixth) the voter turnout was as low as 57% in UP! This is really disheartening. Democracy is defined as of the people, by the people and for the people which is the foundation of healthy democracy, and if half the population which has the voting rights does not vote it is a mockery - an insult to the tenets of democracy!
In recently declared Municipal elections results in Mumbai Shiv Sena bagged 84 and BJP – 82 seats which represent just 50% of the electorate (those eligible to vote)! If either of parties rules the BMC areas the representative body boils down to roughly 25% of the electorate! That is to say BMC is controlled by just 25% of the total voting population (electorate)! Sacrilege!!
Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Last Phase of Election
Election campaign has been hectic in UP; only last evening it ended on a high note. PM Modi was at his best addressing mammoth meetings, road shows, visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple, having Darshans of religious leaders and hopping from one venue to the other; lambasting the party in power for making false promises; accusing the government headed by Akhilesh Yadav for anarchy and lawlessness in the state. Modiji was at his belligerent best spewing venom against the government on the issue of the rapist accused Gayithri Prajapati – currently contesting the elections - for pretending not to know his whereabouts. First time in the annals of political history of a state government the Governor takes to task inability of the CM for laxity. Governor Naik pulled the Akhilesh government for being lax and unable to apprehend the accused and dismiss him from his cabinet even after the strictures from the Supreme Court. Governor deserves to be lauded for this!
Death of an Indian
A Sikh youth was shot and killed in US, a second killing in a month. This is racial no doubt but it is a case of mistaken identity, it is gathered. Whatever the reasons it is most reprehensible. Sikhs might be mistaken for the beard they sport and the attire they wear for having an appearance akin to a Muslim. Americans must be “educated” about the difference between Muslims and Sikhs. The leader of the Indian community met top officials at the White House to ensure that such incidents do not recur. Big John or his policy to sideline radical Muslims cannot be blamed for the attacks. Big John is not a tyrant and killer like Saddam Hussain, he has to secure his country from radical Muslims as promised by him to the electorate during the election campaigns. He will surely succeed.
बदज़ुबान शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा - फिर सुर्खियों में!
शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा अब भी समझ नहीं पा रहे हैं कि वह भाजपा के स्टार प्रचारक के काबिल नहीं हैं। भाजपा के कुछ नियम हैं जिन्हें पालन करना ज़रूरी है - जो वे नहीं कर रहे! अगर बेधडक मीडिया के सामने आकर जो भी ज़ुबान पे आए उगल दे यह बर्दाश्त नहीं किया जाएगा, सयंम से काम लेना होता है। आम जीवन में किसी भी सज्जन को संभलकर बोलना पडता है, वह कोई फिल्मी डायलोग तो नहीं जिसका %retake होता हो! दो दिन पूर्व उन्होंने उत्तर प्रदेश में प्रधानमंत्री के प्रचार को लेकर अनाप शनाप कह डाले!! फिर दो कदम आगे बढकर कहा, भारतीय जनता पार्टी को अब लगने लगा कि वह चुनाव में जीतने की स्थिति में नहीं इस लिये उसने प्रधानमंत्री को इस अभियान में झोंक दिया। उत्तर प्रदेश में डेरा डाले कुछ कबीने मंत्रियों पर भी फूहड किस्म की खिल्ली उडाई। भाजपा के सांसद होकर भी इस प्रकार प्रधानमंत्री पर लांचन करना अशोभनीय है। वह चाहते हैं कि भाजपा उनकी बात सुने!! आखिर क्यों? यह भूल जाते हैं कि
Sh. Venkaiah Naidu
Hon. Vice President
Sh. P.B. Acharya
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Sh. Kesari Nath Tripathi
Governor (West Bengal)Read more
Sh. O P Kohli
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