Modi bashing continues

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  1. parijataka

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    Hartosh Singh Bal of Tehelka writing in New York Times on how Muslims are treated as second class citizens in Gujarat and India.

    Modi and the Muslims’ Malaise
    By HARTOSH SINGH BAL

    DELHI — To think of Narendra Modi, the four-term chief minister of Gujarat, as a potential prime minister and the man who might revive the flagging fortunes of the B.J.P., India’s main opposition party, is to ignore the reality of Gujarat.

    Most infamously, Modi has been accused of deliberately allowing the sectarian mob violence that killed more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, in 2002, soon after he became chief minister. This may have been an extreme episode, but it is consistent with Modi’s divisive and exclusionary approach to governance and his efforts to marginalize Muslims.

    The issue surfaced again last week, not on the streets but in staid government offices in Delhi, when Modi and other chief ministers gathered for a meeting of the National Development Council, India’s top policy making body, to discuss pressing economic matters, including Muslim poverty.

    The issue has been a source of much debate since a 2006 government report

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    Calling everything as Modi bashing is not correct either. Public figures are always under scrutiny and will invite all kinds of analysis. Wonder if anyone will call articles against Rahul and Sonia as bashing. I am sure it will be loved by all.

    Modi as a potential PM will keep drawing all kinds of criticism as well as praise depending on which way the person looks at. Reminded of Modi himself here "glass is full, half with water and half with air". Others keep looking only for empty glasses.
     
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    This is what Modi opposed in 2007. Manmohan Singh (`minorities have first right over country's resources`) govt wanted to allocate 15% of development funds for minorities.

    Modi calls for review of 'communal budgeting'
    TNN Dec 20, 2007, 01.51am IST

    NEW DELHI: Gujarat CM Narendra Modi crossed swords with PM Manmohan Singh at the National Development Council meeting here on Wednesday over the UPA government's plan to allocate 15% of development funds for minorities.

    Modi, who was attacked by the PM during Gujarat electioneering and had retaliated with his trademark barbs, fired the first salvo. While stating that he sought the development of the entire population of Gujarat, the CM, whose fate will be known on Sunday, called for a review of what the BJP calls "communal budgeting".

    Even though BJP had declared on Tuesday that chief ministers belonging to the party would oppose the earmarking of funds for the minority community, the focus was, obviously, on Modi.

    The PM, however, rebutted the charge that the scheme was meant only for members of a community. He said, "The five-year plan is for the poor... the focus is on the most marginalized sections... the goal is to enable them to become participants in the economic growth processes. The plan does not attempt to divide people on the basis of caste, creed, gender or religion."

    He justified the focus on minority community by arguing that it was for the sake of inclusiveness. "It is a reality that there are certain social groups who are relatively badly placed on all developmental indicators. The plan does pay special attention to the needs of the marginalised and targets them in a precise manner.

    This is after all, the true meaning of inclusiveness," the PM said. In his speech at the NDC meeting, Modi said that doing so was necessary to protect the social fabric of the country, adding that "discrimination among the beneficiaries based on their minority status will not help the cause of taking the people of India together on the path of development".

    The CM continued, "The correct criteria for flow of funds for various schemes and programmes should be based on the principle of equity by taking only socio-economic criteria alone and leaving the implementation of such schemes to the states."

    Later, deputy chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia told reporters that none of the five BJP chief ministers had "formally" opposed the proposal when it came up in the meeting. Speaking after the meeting, BJP chief ministers Modi, Shivraj Singh Chauhan (Madhya Pradesh) and Raman Singh (Chhattisgarh) gave tough statements, opposing the proposal on the ground that it was a "divisive policy".


    NEW DELHI: Gujarat CM Narendra Modi crossed swords with PM Manmohan Singh at the National Development Council meeting here on Wednesday over the UPA government's plan to allocate 15% of development funds for minorities.

    Modi, who was attacked by the PM during Gujarat electioneering and had retaliated with his trademark barbs, fired the first salvo. While stating that he sought the development of the entire population of Gujarat, the CM, whose fate will be known on Sunday, called for a review of what the BJP calls "communal budgeting".
     
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    That day will never come when Congress politicians and Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, at least in the near future, are looked at critically by media.

    Plus this article seems to suggest that special efforts are being made to suppress Muslims in Gujarat.
     
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    There are some disturbing biases in development of Muslims in urban Gujarat. Recently, Juhapura, the biggest Muslim ghetto in Ahmedabad, with a population of 3.5 lakh got its first municipal school after years of campaigning. Roads, electricity, water supply still light years behind compared to other localities.
     
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    It is Modi bashing, simply because the figures are quoted only for Gujarat. It will remain so until a good clinching comparison damnning Modi is given, pointing to Modi's policies in this regard.
     
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    kongress dogs start barking ..

    Modi has to make more tour all over india and let do his work.

    He has to use every stone thrown on him will be use for his path
     
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    @ yusuf how much love you have for you country, ask from you who can lead the nation , you will get your answer
     
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    Lols. Juhapura was founded by Indira Gandhi in 19723. Blame her for this "slum".

    It was brought within Ahmedabad municipal limits only in 1909.
    Juhapura had a small population till 1980. After that its muslims moved there from till 2002 due to RIOTS. A puzzle for you. How many riots took place in Gujarat between 1985 to 2002.

    Are you sure that Juhapura has no electricity or water at all? Btw, any muslim dominant area ultimately turns into a slum. What is Batla House area of Delhi if not a slum?

    See
    Illegal power connections in Juhapura snapped - Times Of India
    articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com › Collections › Juhapura
    Dec 4, 2003 – AHMEDABAD: The Vejalpur police along with officials of the Ahmedabad Electricity Company (AEC) conducted a massive crackdown at ...
    Power theft: Raids in Chandola Talav, Juhapura - Times Of India
    articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com › Collections › Theft
    Jan 20, 2009 – Ahmedabad: In a crackdown on power theft, Torrent Power officials raided the Chandola Talav area of Danilimda as well as Juhapura area.
     
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    What a waste of time. Anti modi articles are published to increase internet traffic. Start a blog and write the same old shit and see the number of hits you get.

    I think UPA 3 would be good to ensure the congress voters will finally realise the bitter truth about Antonia Maini. Her brain tumour will kill her sooner than later and congress will need to find another narasimha rao.


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    I want to know how much money was fed to this Hartosh Bal or whatever for writing such anti-modi articles? Now when it comes to Modi, this matter is not just limited to Indian politics but the entire world.

    Because everyone knows Modi is not Manmohan. He is a strong leader. Many nations might just be a bit 'Scared' for him to became the PM. Britain denied his visa earlier(although granted later) then how will any Nation deny the visit of the Prime Minister of India into their Nations! If he won the elections then many who hate him would have to approach him for their work. The Western World and many others are literally 'Afraid' of him.
     
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    A strong leader is hardly loved internationally. He can make India quite strong, figuratively if not literally. Right now India's voice is not heard seriously. Who will if our leaders rat upon Indian politics in front of American Ambassadors?

    Modi did not seek interview with Americans, but their Consul came all the way to Gandhinagar. EU ambassadors invited him for lunch, not the other way. They had. After all Modi cannot be ignored.
     
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    The coward has to write in New York Times. We all know how much New York and America loves Muslims. :lol:
     
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    This maybe a very very premature speculation on my part but would love to see Putin, Jinping, Modi and Roussef combine striking fear in the heart of Nato and "The West".
     
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    The SCO is definitely a better and richer grouping than NATO


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Juhapura ?? Ever wondered about muslim ghettos in other parts of India ?? They're in the worst shape than juhapura. It's not limited to Juhapura only.Btw, heard of Kalupur ever ?? It's being developed since modi came. Kalupur,dariyapur,juhapura,etc are muslim dominated areas.They're having BRTS, Flyovers,etc.Light is never a problem in Gujarat.
     
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    its more convenient to blame the government or Modi rather than do some introspection :)

    Anyway Pakistan and Bangladesh which are the two heavens created for Muslims in the sub continent are ready to accomodate those who feel they are victims.
     
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    Modi and the B.J.P. also won 47 percent of ballots in all of Gujarat, securing 115 of the 182 seats in the state legislature. Not one of the B.J.P.’s candidates was Muslim, even though almost 10 percent of Gujarat’s population is Muslim.

    Reply. How many muslims got Cong tickets. How many tickets congi gave? Just 2 muslims got elected? In last 20 years there has been no muslim MP from Gujarat. Does the %age thingy not applyto Cong?Tickets are given according to winnability, and Cong too did it.

    A comprehensive 2011 report of government data by Abusaleh Shariff, who was chief economist of the National Council of Applied Economic Research for more than 15 years, concludes that Muslims in Gujarat “fare poorly on parameters of poverty, hunger, education and vulnerability on security issues — nowhere benefiting from the feel-good growth story” painted by the current government.


    Reply: Haha. Muslims are 9%, yet in police they are 10%. In govt also their %age is higher than tht in WB or UP.
     
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    Leave it man they have more trust on so called NGOs then us Gujarat residents.
    Teesta's husband Jawed got one nice answer by Jafar Sareshwala of Parsoli motors about this Juhapura issue in one debate.
     

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