Last week you made a statement that , ‘ 50 grams of potato chip are sold for Rs. 10 , and that this is made from just half potato’ ! Correct ! But again , Rahul don’t forget that the foreign companies no lesser than Wal-Mart ( likes of Pepsico ) are selling these expensive potato chips made from half a potato . So, does it not make more sense to check the growth of MNC retail chains / companies in India, who are buying cheap potato but ‘profiteering’ by selling chips at Rs. 10 per packet and the poor farmer is losing his produce at a throw away price ?
Also, I wish to draw your attention towards the fact that currently the farmers are paid Rs. 1 per KG. I cannot understand why will ‘Profit & balance sheet obsessed’ Retail chains pay more to these poor farmers !
Simply stating that the middlemen would be removed and so farmers will get more, is a fallacious statement and conveys a lack of your ignorance about the realities. I think your party and Maya ji are fighting in the ‘aerial warfare’ with no touch of realities on the ground
I read another news that Rae Bareilly will get a commercial airport
Let me enlighten you about the Awadh region where your dad , mom & yourself have fought & won elections for decades
The Awadh region once ruled by nawabs and taluqdars and known as granary of India because of its fertile Gangetic plain. The area has given prime ministers to the country – Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. But most districts are still backward.
Population | 3.654 Cr
Per Capita Income | Rs 13,150.81
Faizabad division | Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Sultanpur, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, Barabanki
Devipatan division | Gonda, Balrampur, Shravasti, Bahraich
Kanpur division | Kanpur, Ramabai Nagar, Auraiya, Farrukkhabad, Kannauj, Etawah
Lucknow division | Lakhimpur, Lucknow, Sitapur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli
Now here is an interesting fact : Purulia is better off than Rae Bareli and Amethi and this was quoted in this article of Business Standard & Mid-Day. http://www.mid-day.com/poll2009/2009/apr/270409-Purulia-is-better-than-Amethi-Left-tells-Rahul.htm
Let me walk you through a planning commission report on the per capita domestic product , and the NDP per capita in your family’s constituency.
Net domestic product (total and per capita) 2006-7 as per planning commission, Government of India
|At Current Prices||At Constant Prices 1999-2000|
|Domestic Product (Total) Rs. in CR.||Per Capita Domestic Product (Rs.)||Domestic Product (Total) (Rs. in Cr.)||Per Capita
Domestic Product (Rs.)
So clearly, getting an airport in Rae Barielly is a stupidity of the highest order, and that too, when it is clear that the region is back ward and people can barely survive a year without good rains leave alone travelling by air ! Please read the per capita income and check out if the poor people of that district can even afford the air port taxes leave along the airfare !
I have visited Amethi and met up with dozens of self-help groups that you have formed in Amethi, and let me tell you that, you are just ‘Using’ the emotions of these poor people for becoming a member of Lok Sabha from Amethi
While I was travelling to Amethi, none else than your own people (close associates) have informed me that the worst road in India is between Rae Bareilly and Sultanpur. Do I write more!
Learn from Mr. Vajpayee , who started the Golden Quadrilateral project for the Aam Aaadmi and your government is more interested in airports, so that you can fly directly to Amethi rather than taking the 2 hour road drive to Amethi via Lucknow . You are wasting the hard earned money of common men like myself , who earn by hard work and pay 1/3rd of our income as taxes to the government , and people like you go and throw it for things like building an airport at Rae Barielly !
Gandhi Dynasty has taken India back ward by at least 30 years , and we need to stop it soon.
I also don’t understand what is your intent for the so-called ‘Food Security Bill’ and ‘Job Guarantee Bill’. You will give fixed income to people so that they do not have to work and then you guarantee them food ? So it means that people will not have to work and earn the food , and will get it free ? Where will the Rs. 5 lac crore come from for these schemes ? Will these things take India forward or your party men who will get the ration shops to distribute ( read divert ) grains and sell them to the open market, and finally , the poor Aam Aadmi will be left stranded on the road !
Wake up Rahul ! Time will never forgive your people, and the elections will decide your fate not this ‘aerial warfare’ .
Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Healthcare I Retail I Rural Economy I Public Policy
2 thoughts on “Potato Politics and Commercial Airport in Rae Barielly !”
Dear Rajendra,you are absolutely right. The feelings that you have expressed are shared by the entire middle class of India. But the problem is that there is a huge gap in our thinking and how the farmers think. Otherwise power brokers like Ajit Singh would have been thrown into dustbin of history a long back. It is rightly said that God also helps them who help themselves.
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