Wharton snubs Modi, Adani pulls out of event

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    Wow! Congress is really worried. Modi has caught the inspirations of many. You can cancel events but can not suppress that inspiration.

     
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    Re: Modi's keynote address at Wharton cancelled

    Wharton said they do not endorse any political views then what about Montek Singh Ahluwalia & Milind Deora from congress?

    freaking double standards. :frusty:
     
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    Re: Modi's keynote address at Wharton cancelled

    This is a good development last time Modi was denied visa to USA his popularity rose manyfold.
     
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    Re: Modi's keynote address at Wharton cancelled



    Wharton scrubs invitation to Modi under pressure from leftists, HR advocates - The Times of India
     
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    And Adani too.
     
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    Re: Narendra Modi - the people's politician

    In my life I have never ever thought of congrass as lowely as I do today and I am pained to explain it as it seems that the people running congrass today are actually not Indians.

    Wharton cancelled NAMO's video address yesterday. BJP has not reacted but shiv sena and Adani group did by cancelling their invites and calling it a humiliation of Indians and our democratic system by calling a democratically elected CM of India as communal. This means that India is a communal nation. Congrass has rejoiced at this snub as even Shabana and her Husband Javed were supposed to speak there.
    This reminds me of an incident from Mahabharat. Kauravs were nearly defeated in a battle by an outsider, Pandavs, set aside their differences and joined war in support of Kaurav as they stated very clearly, we may be 5 v/s 101 within, but for any outsider, we are 106. I hope congrass learns something from this and our muslim MEA who is actually a naive men, makes this difference. Let no one teach us the meaning of democracy or disrespect the choice of our population. Salman Khursid, Mulayam, Azam Khan and Mayawati too have been elected. Will anyone accept such a treatment for any of them.
     
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    Re: Modi's keynote address at Wharton cancelled

    Wharton MODIfied... !

    No army can stop an idea whose time has come. Alas! However a group on Facebook feels that it has been successful in running a campaign to Ban Narendra Modi From Speaking At Wharton. Though they have been successful but there’s more than meets the eye.

    The moment you access this “closed” group community page, you are greeted with a line which urges all its (handpicked/strictly by invitation) members to see Ania Loomba’s post written in ALL CAPS. There’s an English saying: Your friends are your introduction. So I headed straight to Ms. Ania’s Facebook profile to checkout her friends list. I have the following observations to make:

    # One of her friends happens to be Siddharth Vardarajan (Editor, The Hindu).

    # Another of her friends is Ms. Sania Hashmi. I went to her profile & checked out the people she is “following”. There were only two. One of them happens to be Ms. Teesta Setalvad.

    # One more friends of hers, Amba Sanyal has added Amartya Sen in her “likes”.

    # One of her friends & also a signatory to the petition is Ms. Kavita Krishnan (Secretary, AIPWA). AIPWA is a women’s association of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation.

    After this, I went through the text of their petition & was mighty disappointed. Modi critics are getting so predictable. That same old 2002 riot mumbo-jumbo & the US visa rhetoric formed the basis of this petition. Though Modi never applied for any US visa nor did any court in India find him guilty of any of the crimes he has been charged with (& still continues to be), by the anti-Modi brigade. In fact, the Supreme Court appointed SIT has given him a clean chit.

    Has this group (or any group for that matter) ever done a similar campaign against the Gandhi’s for the 1984 genocide? It was much more brutal & heinous. Why has this group never done any such campaign to stop Sonia or Rahul Gandhi from entering USA?

    The Tytler’s & Sajjan Kumar’s were given important roles in the government & Congress party. They still have Congress membership & given important responsibilities till date. Why do the wheels of justice get selective for some?

    Anyway, moving forward, I moved to the Wharton clarification as to why it cancelled Narendra Modi’s keynote address. It states: We do not endorse any political views and do not support any specific ideology.

    Isn’t this statement by Wharton self contradictory given the kind of people who signed this petition making their political & ideological leanings quite clear? Why has Wharton overlooked at their political/ideological leanings?

    The Wharton statement continues: However, as a responsible student body within the University of Pennsylvania, we must consider the impact on multiple stakeholders in our ecosystem. Our team felt that the potential polarizing reactions from sub-segments of the alumni base, student body, and our supporters, might put Mr. Modi in a compromising position, which we would like to avoid at all costs, especially in the spirit of our conference’s purpose.

    It requires no further explanation to prove the credentials of the stakeholders involved in this Ban Modi campaign.

    As far as the alumni base is concerned, majority of the signatories are not even from the Wharton School or UPenn. Only a minority fraction of them belong to it. So which alumni base is Wharton referring to? They must come clean on it.

    Some of the prominent members of its alumni which ought to be mentioned here are as follows:

    1) Kanishka Singh. He is a close friend of Rahul Gandhi.

    2) Sachin Pilot. A minister under the present central govt & MP of the Congress Party.

    3) Vikram Chatwal (Son of Shri Sant Singh Chatwal). Shri Sant Singh ji was awarded Padmabhushan by the present govt on Jan 26, 2010.

    Even if we keep all this aside, some very pertinent questions need to be addressed:

    1) Is it right to stop a democratically elected CM of an Indian state from addressing people at any function/seminars? Tomorrow, if the same is meted out to a democratically PM or any other leader, would that be correct?

    2) We may like/hate Narendra Modi or his politics but is it right to block anyone’s freedom of speech?

    3) I remember PV Narsimha Rao asking Vajpayee to present India at UN because of his exemplary oratory skills. This shows that outside India, we must do away with internal petty political differences & keep our country above everything else. Should we take our internal disputes at international platforms? Aren’t we giving them an opportunity to interfere in our internal matters? And most importantly, is this the picture of India we wish to present globally?

    In my honest opinion, had Modi been allowed to give the keynote address, the general public & media would not have carried it the way they are doing it now. As always, by keeping quiet, Modi has yet again turned this issue to work in his favor. Every media channel is talking about it. Many of the influential in media & intelligence agencies who have been open critics of Modi are supporting him & condemning the act of this group by not letting him speak. Soon after the news broke, Wharton was trending on twitter.

    He is making news over an event which he shall not attend. His critics may gloat & celebrate but they don’t realize that the immature action has just widened his support base.

    In the end, one can only say that there is one man in Gujarat who must be comfortably sitting in his chair & having the last laugh. His fans ought to be doing a NaMo Namah.



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    Wharton invites Arvind Kejriwal to address conference

     
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    Gautam Adani pulls out of Wharton India Economic Forum


    Sena leader Suresh Prabhu cancels Wharton visit after Narendra Modi snub


     
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    For liberals and leftists, NaMo is still 'No Go' area



    Viacom is among sponsors. I don't need more proof to say that Modi snubbing is Congressi act.

    But this is getting rather interesting, why would a event dancing at Cong tune will invite Keriwal ?? Therefore, whatever that was cooking, is still on the stove ! :rolleyes:
     
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    It seems to be a well orchestrated drama by Congress in cahoots with left-liberal jholawalas.
     
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    any way congress is on a way out. this event won't hurt modi at all. the more the left streamers hate him, the more he becomes popular.
     
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    This is what I wrote to
    Phyllis Stevenson
    Media Relations Coordinator, Wharton Communications
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    NOTE: General Press Inquiries

    Sir,

    Its with great anguish I write to you expressing disappointment at the arbitrary cancellation of a keynote address by Shri Narendra Modi - the elected chief minister of a state of Gujarat of the sovereign republic of India.

    I am not an alumnus of your great institute but I am an Past graduate of the Stanford University. Though economics is not my subject, i do have a intense interest in the subject and keep my self up to date about economic news which matters to me.

    Recently under duress and unrelenting pressure of a certain section of activists, the planned speech by Mr Modi was cancelled. The Wharton India Economic forum is sponsored by India( according to Google). The cancellation of this speech of an elected representative of The government is in my very humble opinion a slap in the face of the Indian people.

    Though I am an Indian national who lives in Britain, i find the ideals on which our Indian constitution is based reflect the very excellent thoughts of the founding fathers of the United states who gave you - the declaration of independence and your constitution. The right of speech is integral to your constitution as its to the Indian constitution. I find this right has been taken away not by the law but by a small group of people who have decided to play petty politics. Its interesting that this request to boycott was not fronted by any American who is an economist or a student or teacher of the subject.

    I am disappointed that the events have played out as they did because it spoils the good name of a very well reputed institution.

    I am writing to you because India considers America as its friend today. We have many things that will need mutual co operation. The leadership of both the USA and India need to speak to the people of the other countries. I cheered for Bush when he passed the nuclear waiver for India, i cheered for Obama when he was inaugurated fir the first time.

    The very smart savvy students if Wharton need to hear what Mr Modi wants to say about his country to the Americans. That he was not given the opportunity saddens me less but disappoints me more.

    I sincerely hope sanity prevails.

    Best wishes

    Sincerely
    Xxxxxx

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    I can still understand Modi being invited, but what was Wharton doing by inviting hate mongers and xenophobic idiots like the Shiv Sena? They really need to sort out whoever was organizing their India Economic Forum.
     
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    It is the prerogative of the host to invite whosoever they want.

    However, to invite and then cancel does not behove the norms of civility that any organisation should display.

    On the issue of Modi or Prabhu being invited to speak, the choice was possibly because of their prowess in implementing economic models and not their political thoughts. There is no doubt that both have a stellar record on their contribution to being success stories.

    While Modi requires no elaboration, it will be recalled that Suresh Prabhu as the Union Minister for Power he had imparted a new dynamism to the functioning of the Ministry and was committed to the all round development of this crucial sector.

    Kejriwal has been invited as a 'stand in' to take Modi's place.
     
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    @Sukerchakia ji , pl read Ray Sir`s post below. Suresh Prabhu of Shiv Sena is considered an efficient Minister even by opponents for his reforms as Power Minister under NDA.
     
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    Can anybody connect this whole incident to Congress party at home. To me it seems that they are so afraid of him that they will go any lengths.

    Regarding those three academicians who lead the campaign against Modi, have not learnt even tie their shoe laces let run a state with high efficiency.

    How come they are living in the USA, who routinely bombs Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan and then boast about it is actually killing civilians. They should protest and quit USA as it kills civilians from 20,000 feet above ground without declaring a war.

    Shame on you three silly idealist. You have given India bad name. Your Indian citizenship be revoked. And in their zeal of idealism, they should leave USA as an unfit country to live.
     
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    Liberal and leftist is just a camouflage these all scum bags are congress-I dogs in their living rooms with photo and Rajiv Gandhi hanging in dining area.
     
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