Congress takes on Hazare, Ramdev, BJP, launches campaign

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  1. SHASH2K2

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    KOLKATA: Senior Congress leader and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee hit out at Anna Hazare and Ramdev over the civil society's anti-corruption movement, accusing them of undermining democratic institutions and did not spare the BJP either.

    Mukherjee while announcing Congress' plans to launch a nationwide anti-corruption campaign took on BJP saying it was backing Hazare and Ramdev to gain support of people after its debacle in the recent assembly polls and accused the party of providing "logistical support" to their agitations and resorting to "unconstitutional practice".

    "The Constitution has given the power to legislate only to Parliament and the state Assemblies. If 5,000 or 6,000 people dictate from outside what the Parliament ought to do, this will weaken democracy," he told a press conference. The campaign is seen as a bid by Congress to counter the movement by Hazare and Ramdev.

    In hard hitting remarks targeting BJP, Mukherjee said, "when the parties are rejected by the people and if they want to resort to unconstitutional practice it is totally unacceptable. They are providing logistic support to all those agitations." He however did not name the party.

    "In a democratic system, in a democratic society, everybody has a right to agitate on certain issues which he feels right or wrong....Those who want to dismantle the process of Constitution, Congress party will fight against them," he said.

    Mukherjee also ruled out acceding to Hazare's demand for videography of the drafting process of the Lokpal Bill, saying this was not possible in view of the fact that the drafting committee members will express their views "freely".

    Their views, however, would be available on audio recording, he said.

    Referring to Hazare's August 15 deadline for the passage of the Lokpal Bill, Mukherjee said, "We have suggested that the Bill be tabled in Parliament during the Monsoon Session. But who can say when the House will pass it? The Parliament is supreme."

    BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad in his response asked Mukherjee not to shift anger on BJP and RSS.

    "He (Pranab) must be angry because of the stabbing he received from his own party for going to the airport. But don't shift anger on BJP and RSS," he said.

    He said the finance minister "should take some action (against corruption), but he will never do it because he very well knows his own people would be troubled."

    On Mukherjee's remark that the BJP was supporting social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Ramdev to gain support after its debacle in the recent Assembly polls in five states, he said BJP was ruling over 36 per cent of the country's area.

    "BJP rules in 36% of the country, and Congress only in 31%. We rule in nine states," Prasad said, reacting to Mukherjee's statement in Kolkata earlier in the day that BJP could win only five seats in the recent assembly polls.

    Out of the total 824 assembly seats in four states and a Union Territory which went to polls, the BJP had contested 411 and won only 5, whereas the Congress contested 354 and won 171. The allies of the Congress won 243 seats.
     
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    I believe this drama is good for the general public. Longer this drags, longer will the issues like corruption and nepotism remain in the memory of the electorate.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Too bad.

    They can do what they want, but Black Money and the Lokpal Bill has caught the Nation's attention!!

    They can take on Ramdev, but Anna Hazare is a different kettle of fish!

    Frustration speaks!
     
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    "Ulta Chor Kotwal ko Dante" when the coterie and sycophants loot the country it's ok, as that is their birth right and its part of their democratic process, and when common man sits on a huger strike against this loot - it's undermining democratic process......Congress talks as if they got the people mandates....they forget they forge alliances with Parties they fight election against, then how come they call it a democratic mandate when people have not selected them solely to rule and they create alliance cheating the people....they don't have a majority and it's sure that now they will never get it......Maino gang has been looting this country for a long and now when people are realizing this fact it hurts the bootlickers....for them it's their birth right to loot, however the average Joe should keep shut as they like no voice of dissent in their process of loot.....I think these crazy thugs of congress have lost it......It's high time to throw them out and get the money back and moreover punish all the families which has looted the country!!
     
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    Pranab da can rave and rant over Anna and 5000 people holding the country ransom and being undemocratic, but the truth is that come Monday morning and his fellow ministers will be holding a joint meeting with the same people.

    It will be quite interesting how will the Cong go against Anna. For the common man Anna symbolises fight against corruption and if the conga. Targets him then it will surely blow up on their faces.
     
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    Ramdev might have caved in before the naked reppression. But those thousands present will remeber the repressive action, and tell it to 10 others each. He have been crusadibg for last two years. Millions have listened to him on corruption and black money. It is those millions whose opinions matter, because they do vote. Political pundits' comments do not matter to them. Thosec who sit on theirs a$$ on election days can hardly have any say. If corruption and black money become national issues, then it is good for democracy. Ramdev then would have achieved his objective.

    Congi accuse Ramdev of having black money. All the more reason to go for it and nail him as the first scalp. He anyway has been under the scanner since two years. The only thing that the govt can do and SHALL do is send him a slew of notices. After all, govt did send an IT notice to Gujarat Govt!!

    PS: Thanks to Ramdev, people in even remote villages must be aware of Anna and his andolan.
     
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    Why Congress dont want to Pass Anti Corruption Bill



    Sonia family cost taxpayers 5billion per year as per this video anyone who can confirm this?
     
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    GPM Tihar Jail Banned

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    Those who can confirm wild charges of Congi against each and everyone. Diggy should confirm or deny it. After all he struts about as an omnisceint, does he not?

    Reminds me, even Diggy has corruption charges pending against him.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    This is a crazy, crazy world!

    Truth has seamlessly blended with accusations galore.

    Who is right and who is wrong?
     
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    PM must come under Lokpal ambit, says Digvijay Singh


    GUNA/NEW DELHI: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday created a flutter by endorsing civil society's demand to bring the prime minister and the higher judiciary under the ambit of Lokpal, taking the government and his party colleagues by surprise.

    "My view is that the prime minister, judiciary, NGOs and industrial houses should also be brought under the ambit of Lokpal. But there should be a system to ensure that the Lokpal does not misuse its power," Singh said at his hometown Raghogarh on Sunday evening, according to agency reports.

    "When I was the Madhya Pradesh chief minister, I had brought the CM's post under the purview of Lokayukta (ombudsman)," he said.

    Although Singh appeared to be critical of the efforts of a few people to "exert pressure on the government" — seen by many as a reference to the campaign by Anna Hazare -- his statement that PM and higher judiciary should be within Lokpal's jurisdiction may embarrass the government.

    The government has ruled out including PM and higher judiciary within the ambit of the anti-graft ombudsman and appears to be headed for a confrontation with civil society on the issue. According to agency reports, the Congress general secretary was harsh on Baba Ramdev, terming the yoga guru's nine-day fast a "nautanki" (drama). "If he had to continue his agitation then he should not have broken his fast. And if he had kept a fast for some demands then he should not have broken it without its fulfillment. It was all a nautanki," Singh said.

    "Ramdev had done his work, now government agencies will do their work," he added. The former chief minister did not forget to
    target the BJP for supporting the yoga guru. "The BJP which had supported Ramdev also did not get anything from it."

    Singh also commented on social activist Anna Hazare on the occasion. "Anna Hazare should also not go on fast and participate constructively in the drafting committee of the Lokpal bill."


     
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    Looks like very soon MMS himself will drop him to mental asylum .
     
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    In times of universal deceit telling the truth would be a revolutionary act~George Orwell
     
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    Govt purposefully defaming Lokpal movement: Anna Hazare

    AHMEDNAGAR (Maharashtra): Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Monday accused the office bearers of Congress and Union ministers of intentionally "defaming" the Lokpal movement and emerging NGO sector in the country.

    "They (the government) making lot many allegations, including the so-called hidden support and political agenda designed by RSS and BJP, is a sheer humiliation of sentiments of the common Indians. They are trying to demoralise and confuse agitators fighting against corruption and this proves insensitivity of government," Hazare said.

    Hazare also said that he had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi to draw her attention towards the "mudslinging" ahead of the next meeting of the Lokpal draft committee in Delhi.

    The anti-corruption crusader, who turns 74 on June 15, was felicitated here by an NGO last evening.

    While expressing his resolve to start hunger strike if the centre fails to enact the Lokpal Bill in stipulated time, Hazare said, "No one can stop the emerging social and political change in India. Now people have realised that they have to become agents of change and must not rely only on leaders and political parties."

    He also reiterated his resolve to start hunger strike if the government goes back on its commitment to Lokpal Bill.

    The civil society activists, led by the Gandhian, had last Monday boycotted the meeting of the joint drafting committee on Lokpal Bill saying government's intentions raised serious doubts about having a strong anti-corruption watchdog and protesting against the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev. ​
     
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    Is it a crime to have links with RSS?
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    didn't anna recommended that digvijay needs mental asylum? :pound::pound::pound::pound::pound:
     
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    Yes it is crime to even think about RSS.They are all communal evils and should be sent to hell.

    Every citizen of country should be sikular. Benefits are as followed.
    1. you will be allowed to loot public money and can stash in swiss bank without any fear of ever being caught . look at telgi, hasan ali and see the benefits.
    2. whenever a big tree falls and there is an earthquake no charges of rioting will be applied to you and you will be promoted. see Jagdish Tytler and sajjan kumar.
    3. you can openly plan to divide country and rule as per your convenience and that too from delhi. Government will provide you security as well. check hurriyat leaders
    4. If you are with seculars you can get away with almost anything. check what happened to non seculars pandits in Kashmir and diggy raja who idolizes Osama ji .


    If you are not with seculars that means you are evil dogs . Ramdev the faggot decided to utter against wrong doing of seculars and he is shown his right place. Very soon anna will also bear lathis of secular police force.

    Bottom line is very simple . Either you are with Congress of you are non secular racist .
     
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    I mentioned about anna just few moments back and seculars are back to what they do best

    Cong steps up attack on Anna, calls him 'unelected dictator'

    In stepped-up attack on Anna Hazare and BJP-RSS, Congress on Monday dubbed the Gandhian as an "unelected dictator" who is reading the script of forces attempting to destabilise the country". "The greatest danger to the democracy is from the unelected dictator....If democracy faces its biggest peril,it is from the tyranny of the unelected and tyranny of the unelectable," party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters without naming Hazare or BJP or RSS. ​
    When told that he was describing Hazare as an "unelected dictator", Tewari said "these are not my words... I have made a generic statement".​
    Apparently sending the message across to Hazare and his colleagues that they should not take the engagement with the government for granted, he said there can be only one veto in Indian democracy and that is in the hands of people and "not any one individual."​
    Hitting out at the civil society representatives led by Hazare, Tewari said now there has been "violence in language" of those who have been claiming to be Gandhians and it appears that they have been reading the script of forces out to destabilise the country.​
    As Congress leaders have been accusing Hazare and Ramdev of being 'masks' of BJP-RSS for sometime, Tewari conceded there has been a change of the party's attitude towards them once it was known that they were "instruments of forces attempting to destabilise the country".​
    On the controversial statement of party general secretary Digvijaya Singh favouring inclusion of the Prime Minister in the proposed lokpal bill, Tewari said Singh has already clarified that it was his personal view.​





     
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    You forgot to add the part that if you are against Congress this means that you are essentially a backward person who intends to stop the modernisation of India.:)
     
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    what non sense, RSS is not at all radical, it's just a patriotic organization. everybody is busy in projecting RSS as some kind of a taliban like organization. are you people out of your minds. it's the congress who brought socialist values into this country and completely destroyed it's work culture. everything was under government with lazy babus who know nothing but to unionize.
    I find BJP in a very excellent position now. congress time clock has started and I don't think it will last full term this time.
     

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