Criminals in Indian Politics

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  1. Singh

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    Trivia - Sitapur is near Lucknow. And has a high number of SP and BSP supporters.

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    NEW DELHI: Another incident of violence has been reported that involves Samajwadi Party (SP) workers since the assembly election result came out in favour of the party in Uttar Pradesh on March 6.

    According to Times Now, a group of 25 alleged SP workers clashed with villagers in Sitapur.

    It is being reported that the villagers were attacked for not voting in favour of SP.

    Meanwhile, after the win, Samajwadi's Uttar Pradesh party chief Akhilesh Yadav had said that law and order situation would be the priority of the party.

    SP wokers indulge in violence in Sitapur, UP - The Times of India
     
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  3. lemontree

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    People get the sh!t they vote for, and their 5 years is yet to start.

    The bandits are back...enjoy the show.
     
  4. Tolaha

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    When the options range between bandits, megalomaniacs, thieves and idiots... you couldn't possibly blame the people!
     
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    Give me a megalomaniac over bandits and rogues anyday. This lot will make people wish they hadn't voted out the queen diva.
     
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  6. Singh

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    I think Akhliesh will be one of the best CMs ever. He is a smart guy.
     
  7. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    If the Goonda Raj continues, then SP will get rejected the next time and the National Parties will find their second wind!
     
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    Return of the Neta

    Q: Your winning strategy is still not very clear. You seem to have depended heavily on the perceived anti-Mayawati incumbency to see yourself through...

    A: Our party organisation is the only one that consistently fought the BSP government on the ground for five years. We fought on issues, electricity and water. We stayed connected to the ground. Akhilesh went on a jail bharo andolan (pack-the-jails agitation), following which many of his associates were thrashed by the cops. Everybody is furious with Mayawati. The upper castes, who voted the BSP, were beaten. Also, the Muslims are very wise — they wouldn’t waste their votes on losers because they know who is committed to their interests and who is not.



    Q: What are your priorities now?

    A: Law and order and justice to those who were victimised by the Mayawati government.



    Q: But there’s a fear that Dalits might be at the receiving end.

    A: That’s false propaganda. Dalits will be as safe and secure as the other sections.



    Q: In the run-up to the last elections, Mayawati had a clear blueprint of winning over the Brahmins, playing on the bad law and order situation.

    A: There were certain faults in the way we ran our government. Our cadres were a bit demotivated the last time. They are full of beans this time. The upper castes are wiser because they know the SP is the only alternative. The Congress and BJP can’t defeat the BSP. As for law and order, in every meeting I addressed I emphasised that goonda-gardi (goondaism) will not be countenanced. Whoever is identified as a goonda will be branded as “Mr Goonda” and boycotted.



    Q: But people still remember the infamous State Guest House incident. (In 1995, after the BSP withdrew support and Mulayam lost his majority, his activists laid siege to the guest house where Mayawati was put up and fought a pitched battle with her workers.)

    A: That time everybody ganged up against me. The BJP, Mayawati, Congress. But it was V.P. Singh who pulled the strings because he couldn’t bear to see me continue as the chief minister. He knew the SP-BSP alliance was a formidable one. Much later when I once called on Kanshi Ram (BSP founder) when he was ailing; he ruefully said that the BJP had led Mayawati up the garden path.



    Q: Everybody’s talking about the “Akhilesh card”. What were your reasons for propelling him centrestage?

    A: You won’t believe it, but Akhilesh didn’t want to come into politics. In 1999, he got married. All he wanted to do was to roam around and have fun. But Amar Singh and Janeshwar Mishra persuaded me to induct him into politics, saying young people were rooting for him. He fought and won his first election (a by-poll) from Kannauj.



    Q: Do you miss Amar Singh?

    A: No. He had to break off to go ahead. I did not want to throw him out. He was not of Socialist vintage so it is not right to over-project his contributions either. He mixed with big people, industrialists, filmstars...



    Q: Akhilesh is being compared with Rahul Gandhi... What is your opinion of Rahul and Priyanka Vadra?

    A: There is no need to compare. Rahul and Priyanka campaigned. But Indira Gandhi was Indira Gandhi. I opposed her policies, but she was very courageous. She took bold decisions. I can’t say anything about Priyanka because she has never really got a chance so far. She is restricted to Rae Bareli.



    Q: You were close to the Bachchans. But what do you think of Amitabh’s campaign for the Modi government in Gujarat?

    A: Amitabh only came to our non-political programmes, he never joined our politics. Jaya’s still in the SP. She wanted to campaign this time but I told her to look after Amitabh. See, Amitabh honours his relationships, which is why he probably did that campaign for Narendra Modi. He never lets down his old associates.



    Q: Do you miss your wrestling days?

    A: It is the real sport. Sports should be an integral part of everybody’s lives. Wrestling is still popular in my region but there are no training centres. Boys play cricket in the fields but cricket after all is a foreign sport. Even Akhilesh plays cricket. But I insisted that the annual mahotsav (big festival) we have in Saifai includes cricket and wrestling.



    Q: What are your relations like with the Congress?

    A: Let me make this clear. Our support to the Congress is confined to solely keeping the BJP out (at the Centre). In Parliament, we vociferously spoke out against the UPA’s corruption and unpopular policies.

    But I must emphasise that the Congress has never given us respect. They never invite us to UPA meetings. Sometimes we hear about all-party meetings from non-Congress sources. I once insisted that the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi meet us separately to discuss issues we wanted to raise. They listened to us but that was all.

    Return of the Neta
     
  9. Ray

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    Why in the name of Dickens are they being sworn in at my school?

    We have nothing to do with politics!
     
  10. Ray

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    Military Schools do hone leaders! ;)

    Akilesh is a quick learner it appears.

    He did his higher studies in Karnataka and know Kannada!

    Cyberia hails UP engineer who also knows Kannada
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...o-also-knows-Kannada/articleshow/12215884.cms
     
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  11. Tolaha

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    Hopefully Akhilesh changes the system rather than getting changed by it!

    UP and Bihar were being called as the epitome of backwardness in the country. Bihar is changing, lets see if UP has got itself a Messiah (the real one and not the one here on DFI)! Development in these 2 states are crucial for India to reach its potential.
     
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    The goons are back in Akhilesh's pack: 11 ministers with criminal records in Cabinet

    The goons are back in Akhilesh's pack: 11 ministers with criminal records in Cabinet

    The dubious tag of lawlessness had proved to be the undoing of the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh five years ago.

    Seemingly chastened, his son Akhilesh Yadav - the architect of the party's thumping victory in the recent assembly elections - listed law and order as his top priority while ascending the chief minister's throne on Thursday.

    Yet outlaws make up almost a fourth of his council of ministers. As if this were not enough, over two dozen non-performers have been carried over from his father's Cabinet.

    The young SP leader had sent across a positive message in the run-up to the polls by denying entry to the party to muscleman D.P. Yadav. It was felt that with a brute strength of 224 MLAs in a 403- strong assembly, there would be no coalition compulsions to bog him down.

    At his numerous rallies and public meetings, Akhilesh had also promised to change the face of UP by ridding the state of crime and putting it firmly on the path of development in the next five years.

    It is quite evident now that he will find it difficult to keep his word with this Wild Bunch in tow. For the record, 47 ministers were sworn in along with the 38-year-old Akhilesh, who took oath as the 33rd CM of the state, at a function at the La Martiniere College ground.
    A huge gathering, comprising members of the SP's first family that included Mulayam as well as Akhilesh's wife Dimple, and an array of leaders from across the political spectrum, attended the ceremony.

    There are 17 cabinet ministers and 30 ministers of state in Akhilesh's council, of whom 11 have criminal records. All the members of the cabinet are confidants of either Mulayam or Akhilesh's uncle Shivpal - the latter's conduct often raising eyebrows in UP.

    In view of this dubious distinction, Shivpal had been sidelined during the election campaign. But he was back with a vengeance on Thursday as three hardcore criminals were sworn in Cabinet ministers along with him.

    In fact, the list of ministers reads like a veritable rogues' gallery. Spearheading the shady lot is Independent MLA from Kunda Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya, who took oath as a Cabinet minister.

    Infamous for ruthlessly perpetrating over three dozen criminal acts for which he has been booked, Raja Bhaiyya's exploits spawn several gory murders and instances of arms smuggling.

    Violently happy: Akhilesh's supporters screamed, shouted and went on the rampage in Lucknow on Thursday to celebrate his taking over the reins of Uttar Pradesh

    Durga Prasad Yadav, another Cabinet minister and MLA from Azamgarh, had first shot into the limelight some eight years ago when he allegedly killed four persons in a hospital in the district.

    With over 14 serious criminal cases registered against him, Yadav had won his first election in 2002 from behind bars. Then there is Raja Ram Pandey, a mafioso-turned-politician who faces over a dozen criminal cases including that of murder.

    An acolyte of Mulayam and Shivpal, Pandey's criminal network allegedly spreads over central UP. There are 12 cases of attempt to murder, dacoity and loot against Shivpal, MoS Mehboob Ali and another minister Om Prakash Singh.

    MoS Arvind Singh Gop is known for his past proximity to the drug mafia. During Mulayam's stint as CM earlier, Gop had requested the state government to drop charges against two drug lords.

    His rise has been meteoric - from a student leader of Lucknow University to Cabinet minister during Mulayam's tenure - and he has committed half-adozen serious crimes en route.

    The name of MoS Manoj Kumar Paras allegedly figures in a rape case and minister Bhagwat Saran Gangwar was caught with deadly weapons. Criminal cases are also lodged against Riyaz Ahmed and Aridaman Singh.

    Besides these ministers with questionable antecedents, there are those who failed to deliver in their previous stints in Mulayam's council. Among these are Ahmed Hasan, Ambika Chaudhary and Waqar Ahmed Shah.

    These, along with Shivpal and many others, counted for little in terms of performance when they were ministers under Mulayam from 2003 to 2007. There were 47 tainted MLAs in SP when Mulayam was at the helm.

    Out of these, 22 were ministers. Curiously, on his first day in office as UP's CM, Akhilesh staunchly defended the criminals in his council of ministers. His words were uncannily similar to those used by predecessor Mayawati to shield the shady elements in her flock.
    'The cases against them are politically motivated. Our rival party's government had implicated them in false cases,' Akhilesh told the media minutes after taking over the reins, parroting Mayawati's lines.

    Getting into specifics, he added: 'The cases against Raja Bhaiyya, registered by the previous government, were a result of political vendetta.'

    The swearing-in ceremony was also an occasion for Mulayam to showcase his bonhomie with diverse political forces. While parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Bansal attended as a representative of PM Manmohan Singh, AICC treasurer Motilal Vora came on behalf of Congress chief Sonia.

    Goons back in Akhilesh pack: Eleven ministers with criminal records find a spot in UP cabinet, despite Yadav's claim that law and order were 'top priority' | Mail Online
     
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    Why make him the CM when he can't even choose his own cabinet. All these are Mullayam loyalist. I feel people of UP deserve to stay in the pathetic conditions that they are living in. They have only themselves to blame.
     
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    Good time to do business in UP, one can buy them out...:lol:
     
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    what u think who is akhilesh????? Ganga puttar

    forget the rest
     
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    What a respected list of ministers.

    This is politics in India. You may have high ideals but once you are in the hot seat and depending on many power brokers, all ideals take a back seat. Even if I give Akhilesh of being honest and having good intentions about improving UP, it never was in any doubt that who would actually call the shots. Akhilesh has been but used by his dad and others.
     
  17. The Messiah

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    Azam khan is biggest gunda.

    and he is also a communal bastard.
     
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    Samajwadi Party Goonda Raj

    Its back in full swing once again. SP leader kills taxi driver on a whim and orders lathi charge on villagers protesting it.

    In other news 'raja bhaiya' who has been many times in jail and has more than half a dozen criminal cases pending against him has been made cabinet minister of "prison department". :rolleyes:
     
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    I said this same thing in the other thread. So why do many here claim that muslims did not vote on identity- As you all clearly seem to know what kind of party SP is and why it has won(70% of the muslims voting to the SP goons)?
     
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    If you are trolling then atleast troll with some logic. You think SP won 200+ seats solely because of votes from 20% of the population. Any statistician can say with confidence that SP got many more hindu votes than muslim.

    So why you always bring religion into everything ?
     
  21. Ray

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    SP will be up a gum tree if they don't wake up.

    If Akhilesh can suspend 20 SP chaps vandalising the stage when he was with the Governor, it is odd that he is dragging his feet over the repeated bouts of violence after the elections!

    And to imagine a total thug like that Raju Brother is the Jails Ministers when with the number of charges of heinous crimes, he should be in Jail himself!
     

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