New Year Gift to Ambani’s and a crore- crore scam to the nation – Happy New Year – 2013


This scam is the mother of all scams ; earlier , we have heard of the lac crore scams , but his is a crore- crore scam…….

The Maharashtra government has decided to come up with the separate policy for the Mukesh Ambani’s special economic zone (SEZ) located at Ulwe, Navi Mumbai. “The government has decided to frame a separate policy for Ambani which will be declared shortly,” Bhushan Gagrani, CEO Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), told DNA.

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and industrial minister Narayan Rane had revealed a new industrial policy on January 2 which allows corporate firms to use 40% of their total area of SEZ for the construction and sale of houses and commercial shops. Under this, 35,000 acres of land will be eligible for the construction of houses across the state. The policy however will not be applicable for the Ambani owned SEZ in Navi Mumbai.

According to sources, Mukesh Ambani, his close aid Anand Jain and Reliance Industries, owns nearly 7,500 acres of land acquired under SEZ across the state. In Navi Mumbai and Raigad, Ambani has got almost 3,500 acres of land which is close to proposed Mumbai Trans Harbour Sea Link (MTHL) and Navi Mumbai international airport. “The current property rate in localities near the Ambani SEZ is between Rs3,000- Rs5,000 per sqft. The government may open 40% of the land for the housing and commercial purpose,” said real estate experts from Navi Mumbai. “Government is testing the mood of the people with this new industrial policy. If there is not much opposition then they may allow Ambani to use 50-60% of land for construction of houses. The reasons given will be scarcity of houses and a need to ease skyrocketing housing prices,” revealed senior government officials, on the condition of anonymity.

Ulka Mahajan, the anti-SEZ activist is not surprised with the government’s decision to create a separate policy for Ambani. “While acquiring the land, the government had given him extension thrice. “During last extension, he had crossed the deadline still he was allowed to acquire the land by extending deadline in 2008. Even, initially, his SEZ website was named as the Ambani Desh. So, it is obvious that there should be separate for policy for him and his separate Desh,” she said.

“Government may tweak the policy and change the rules for Ambani, but the locals will not sell themselves to Ambani,” Mahajan said.

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_govt-to-gift-ambani-sez-with-separate-policy_1786062

Why spectrum auctions didn’t take off


A lot of debate and ‘political firing’ has been happening across party lines ( within parties as well ! ) about the wrong calculation of the loss due to spectrum auctions to the tune of Rs1.76 lac crore as computed by CAG, and a mere collection of Rs 9,407 crore this time against the expected Rs.40,000.00 crore has been quoted as the reason. This is a totally flawed argument .

On September 24th , 2012 , our telecom minister announced that, in the new telecom policy , there would be ‘One nation- free roaming’  . This implicitly  indicated that , it  would move to one circle instead of multiple circles !  Taking a cue from the new telecom policy, mobile operators have ‘smart-checked’ the government by not bidding at all for expensive circles like Delhi and Mumbai or remain contended with what they have . As most likely , with this policy of ‘One nation- free roaming’ , all operators would be national players automatically and no need to pay 10’s of thousands of crores ! And this may be the reason for poor collection during these auctions , as the policy environment has changed than what used to be during Raja’s time . You cannot play a game of hockey and apply rules of cricket and decide who wins !

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

www.commonmansblog.com

 

Communal Party of India – AICC – Congress


Communal Congress- History repeats

Today’s headline in The Times of India ( 6th December 2011 ), “Centre bids to push Muslim quota ahead of polls in UP”

This news reminds me of  the 80’s , when Shri Rajiv Gandhi used to meet Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid before the elections,  for issuing a fatwa to Muslims to vote for Congress .

It is time that people realized the real communal party of India – AICC !

Rajendra Pratap Gupta 

Healthcare I Retail I Rural Economy I Public Policy

www.commonmansblog.com

 

 

Why Jan Lokpal bill will not end corruption !!


The Greater the number of statues , the greater the number of thieves and brigands . With one more bill , we will have more people finding out ways to circumvent the system or make more money, with even the hardest of Lokpal bill in existence .


Our current system is already good,  but it becomes ineffective due to few people using it and more abusing it ! So what we need is, more people using the current system then thinking, that the Jan Lokpal bill would be the ultimate solution . Just see that, we have a highly educated and a perceivably honest PM , but the most corrupt & inefficient government in history of the nation 

Let us understand that corruption will not be controlled by Lokpal bill though it is a good step . India needs to have good role models, and understand the laws of nature more than the laws of the land … those who understand the laws of nature would never worry for the laws of the land !!  Ex- CVC chief had said that ,  30 % of Indians are totally corrupt and 50 % borderline . Which means that about 850 million people are corrupt …. and i assume that remaining are victims of the 850 million !!

I have fought the system in the past single-handedly ,and won every time ,without any support from an institution  !! I will never accept that our system is bad . We have a fantastic system …. my advice . Use it …. 

Pass Lokpal bill , but not too sure if someone like  P.J. Thomas or  Manmohan Singh becomes its chief , and then, we have to go for another fast unto death !!

Morality cannot be enforced externally through laws in the current system, it has to be inculcated as an  intrinsic quality !!
Rajendra Pratap Gupta

History repeats in Congress – Mrs. Sonia Gandhi & Dr. Manmohan Singh , you must go now !


Mrs. Gandhi , Rahul & Dr. Singh,

Today, this great country is ashamed & aghast due to your cowardly & cold-blooded attacks at Ram Lila Maidan on 4th June 2011. India has reached a new low under your regime !

Every now and then, the supreme court has to intervene and direct the PM & his government to discharge routine duties towards the nation & its citizens. When the constitution of India was written , the constituent assembly laid the foundation of an independent judiciary , legislative & the executive , but due to gross misuse of constitutional powers bestowed upon the Prime Minister through his remote control boss ( Sonia Gandhi ) , you all have forced the Supreme court to run the government on important issues like corruption and high handedness , and this has never happened in the history of India .

Politics & governance under congress has reached the lowest level , and today, everyone realizes that the supreme court is running the nation on a day-to-day basis ( directly or under its fear of intervention ! ). After 4th June , Supreme court will have to make bureaucrats discharge their duties . Jai ho Supreme court and shame -shame for congress !

Congress created hue and cry when Rahul was arrested by Mayawati & now that you have mercilessly beaten up the sleeping protestors ! This clearly indicates a few things :

 1. If one makes black money and does wrong , Congress will not kick you out ! ( means that Congress patronizes people who do wrong things and make money ). I believe, that you could not buy Ramdev through your so-called negotiations , and so you tried to assault him to kill him in cold blood ! I am sure that your government must be now planning to invoke your cronies in CBI , IT , ED & FDA etc to raid Ramdev’s establishments and take him to task. Same you have done to those who decided not to toe your line like Amitabh Bacchan and Narendra Modi

2. If people peacefully fast and demand the black money back , Congress will go and kick out people in mid night ?

This act on 4th June was not short of what is happening in the Arab World !! Mrs. Gandhi , since Congress party is running the government, and you have been the President of AICC & the Chairman of NAC , you have proven to be the most incompetent person in Congress as its leader. All your top functionaries are economists ( Chidambaram , Manmohan , Pranab, Montek ) , still you have failed to bring down the inflation , which was to be done in the first 100 days of coming to office !! , Common man has been left behind in all that your party is doing !

Congress has been reduced to the party of scams in the name of social schemes ! Corruption has become the order of the day & currency in this nation . Foreign media has tagged India to be more corrupt than developing ! A. Raja has become amongst the top most corrupt person in the recent international list released by a leading magazine . You are bringing down the country before the global forums . We cannot tolerate this as Indians , and I request you as a common man to resign and go immediately !!

I request the opposition parties to declare a “Corruption , mehagaye aur tanashaye ke virudh Bharat Bandh” ( preferably on a Sunday , to cause least inconvenience to people ) as a show of resentment against your dictatorial and corrupt rule . Congress has always played the politics in the name of Poor , Gandhi family and Religion and cheated the innocent poor for decades , it is time to end this rule . All national leaders marked in this email must come forward so that we do not repeat what happened on 4th June .

I must put these facts before you

The Indian Emergency of 25 June 1975 – 21 March 1977 was a blot in the name of democracy by Indira Gandhi 

 4th June 1989 , Tiananmen Square happened, and Sonia Gandhi’s Congress did it again on 4th June 2011

3– 6 June 1984, Congress stormed the Golden Temple and killed Sikhs in Operation Blue star Congress leaders led to mass killing of Sikhs post the death of Indira Gandhi

4th June 2011, Congress brutally attacked peaceful protestors in cold blood with an aim to assault Baba Ramdev, repeating the history of Gandhi’s & Congress , and the party has the audacity to call itself as United Progressive Alliance (UPA ) ? Shameful acts . This is what happens when you are afraid of being exposed and your black money is under threat ; Go out and kill innocent in cold blood , and , finally, the Supreme court has to take suo moto action for this cowardly act.

If you have to show courage , go to Pakistan and do an act like America did to capture Dawood Ibrahim !

Though this email , I request our national leaders in the opposition to promise that they will honor our Supreme court judges with at a least Padma Vibhushan ( if not Bharat Ratna ), who woke up our highly educated but ignorant PM to act against Raja, and the judges who took suo-moto action for the cold-blooded attacks on peaceful protestors on 4th June .

Our Tiananmen Square has happened, and now our Egypt like protest must happen . Time for India for a ‘Doosri Azadi’ from this inefficient , corrupt , bankrupt & dictatorial government . Sonia and Rahul are failed politicians and bankrupt with ideas , and a liability on the congress . I am hoping congress will stop idol worship of these two leaders; who brought down the congress in the eyes of a common man, and India in the eyes of the world & hopefully opposition will rise up to restore the faith of the common man

A Common Man

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

www.rajendragupta.wordpress.com

Nehru Gene , Congress & Faulty Policies – Let’s move on or else suffer more !!


March – April meant a lot of travel and meetings for myself , but the most interesting part were a few conversations that I will never forget !!

Whenever I am travelling to places within India and abroad , I make sure that I interact with people and ask them how much they know of our great country and what they feel about it . I am always proud to be born in this great country . May be , this drives me to find some answers to questions that need not be stated here !!

One conversation I had was  with a senior columnist in Kashmir during my visit last month . While we were talking , the issue of partition came up ( this topic is close to my heart as my mother was born and brought up in Lahore , now in Pakistan ) .

This columnist had an interesting point : He mentioned that due to the insatiable lust for power in Nehru , India got divided . His belief was that, Jinnah was at his fag-end due to cancer  , if only Nehru would have waited for one more year ( It is not good to have a wish that one dies of cancer but…)  , we could have saved ourselves from partition . The columnist went on to add , how could India leave Khyber pass and partition India and give away the pass to Pakistan ;The only way to reach Europe ?? I do not know geography so much , but he had an interesting point !

Other discussion I had was with my cab driver on the way from Washington DCA airport to the hotel . I figured out that the driver seemed to be from our part of the world , So I asked him where he belonged to ? I was right , he was from Pakistan but settled in the US for over 28 years !! While we kept talking about our countries before Partition and the sad story of strained relations now . He shared some very interesting information of why India got partitioned ? 

According to this cabbie . India had the maximum number of Muslims , and Nehru & Congress party knew very well that,  if India remained united , the vote of Muslims would swing to Indian Muslim League and not come to congress , so Nehru used his proximity with Edwina Mountbatten and planted the thought of partition in Jinnah. Well, I never thought of this angle !! Further this cabbie informed that, if you see the history of Jinnah a few years before freedom , he was never in favor of a partition . It was a congress and Nehru’s game plan and they never wanted to share a few states with IML ( Indian Muslim League ), which would have garnered power in some states, as some states had Muslims in majority , and Hindu’s & Muslims lived in complete harmony .

I completely empathise with this cabbie . I can only state that my mother’s family stayed in Lahore and Karachi , and I have seen my grandfather writing letters in Urdu , it never was an issue . It was planted by congress and today both nations are paying a price for the naked & insatiable lust of Nehru & his congress for grabbing power in 1947 .

The amount of money both these nations have spent on armed forces and conflict would have made this region developed in just 25 -30 years after freedom . But what we got was freedom for Nehru family to rule this nation and not for India !! Now we can well understand why Gandhi ji was in Calcutta during Independence and not with Nehru !! Gandhi ji died at the right time. Had he been alive , he would have revolted against Nehru .

AICC should have been dissolved after independence : Gandhi ji was never in favor of AICC continuing after freedom , In fact , he made a suggestion that since the objective of the congress were achieved by getting freedom from the British , it must be dissolved . But we know that Nehru had a different plan and India continues to ruin under this party !!

One of the interesting viewpoints I can share is from LKY ( Lew Kuan Yew , Father of Modern Singapore ). He has openly criticized Nehru for aping the central planning of the Soviet Union . LKY went on add that Nehru was a good writer & poet but not a great leader for India . Nehru kept promoting the non-aligned movement for the developing world but strongly sided with the soviet Union ( that is , he said one thing and did just the opposite , this is what I call the ‘Nehru Gene’ , which by the way is a legacy of the Gandhi family and its congress ) , and in the end, Nehru  caused more harm to India than any other leader ! Nehru had a great opportunity to change the course of the nation immediately after freedom as he had a free hand and people believed in him , but he missed the opportunity .

Indians know that Nehru was the one who took Kashmir to United Nations , he was the one who promoted industries and not SME’s & agriculture ! Nehru guided India towards a disaster with his short-sighted policies ‘Nehru gene’ still rules the Gandhi family and the congress, and it is time to let this party be out of power for at least two terms so that the country can be brought back on track

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

http://www.rajendragupta.wordpress.com

Corruption mera Karma aur Coalition mera Dharma


Dear Manmohan ji,

The common man is really frustrated with your ‘blame game’ approach in the recent press conference . When you became the PM, we had hoped that an economics Professor who had been educated in the best of institutions in India and abroad , could impress upon the people in his party and change the governance of the nation without compromise. But , by staying silent on all the unethical activities in the congress , not only you denigrated the national institutions , you lowered the stature of the Prime Minster’s post & eroded the trust of the common man .

In the press conference , you said that, ‘let’s not just focus on scams as that lowers the image of the nation’. I wish to point Dr.Singh that, not just the image but also the financial health of the nation has been affected due to your being a patron of corruption !!

You have clearly conveyed that ‘ Corruption is your Karma & Coalition is your Dharma’. While it is known that you had some good qualities like knowledge , honesty etc , but you did not exercise those qualities , so in a sense , you became a greedy professor wanting to just stick to the Chair of the PM .

I am wondering how come Pranab Mukherjee was not questioned in this scam when he is the finance minister ? Is he just responsible for collecting taxes and not about the financial loss to the nation ? He must also follow Raja in Tihar . No one is above law ! Also, If you have the guts , please question Mukesh Ambani . He is the one who routed international calls as local calls and committed a criminal offence. What has your government done ? The Telecom co’s CEO going to CBI office and having coffee & lunch does not impress the common man. We know that these visits might be a ‘eyewash’ for the common man at the behest of congress party, and the common man is made to believe that your government is acting on corruption . Do not put off the JPC demand quoting these arrests .Suresh Kalmadi is still enjoying the dollars made in CWG !! Why he is he not in Tihar ?

Dr.Singh , every one in India is talking about the black money in Swiss banks , Dr.Singh , India has more black money than all the Swiss banks combined ! Why Pranab Dada does not start taxing expenditure rather than taxing income !! Every government officer is directly or indirectly involved in bribery , every business is into tax evasion , every builder takes a portion of the cost as black money , every minister fights election on black money . Still you think that only Swiss banks have India’s black money ? Swiss banks , I believe would only have 10-15 % of the black money , rest is still in India , and may be, some money might be in middle eastern countries .

Please change your tax system. If you tax one’s income , he might not disclose it , but at the end, the money is used to purchase something , so go and tax expenditure , the government will collect more taxes , and we would be happy paying taxes on expenditure !!

Now back to my question of your moral flexibility to run the government .

Why have you tied up with DMK in a poll bound Tamilnadu ??

Why has the CBI let off Mulayam in the disproportionate assets case ?

Is this a part of Sonia’s five pronged approach to fight corruption ???

Rahul : Where is your clean up of the party going ? Are you cleaning up the honest people by such tie ups ? What about your call to go alone in polls ? While I was at 10 Janpath with you a few months ago , a first generation leader whom you inducted in your party had met up with myself , and he told me that you are just getting educated people in the party . So all new congress leaders have started enrolling in MBA !!. Finally , this call for educated leaders is leading to elite with money bags joining youth congress. You are totally disconnected from the reality on ground !! By the way , Gandhi’s are always disconnected with reality . Nothing new !!

Dr.Singh , by asking Supreme court to directly monitor the probe, you have shown that you have no interest to act on your own or you do not trust that you will do a good job in the case ! We all know why retired supreme court judges get plum posting !! So if nothing comes out of these so called ‘Blame Free investigations’ ( Which we know will happen ) , you will shed off your load saying that you had asked the top most court to direct the probe and that you are like ‘Ceaser’s Wife’ etc etc………………….. and you cannot be blamed for the culprits being acquitted !!

When you constitute the JPC , please also mandate it to come out with an action plan that can

a) Investigate the wealth creation formula of the ex Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan .

b) Bring back the black money and put the people behind the black money in Jail

c) Recover the loot of public money by people like Lalu , Maya & other leaders like Sharad Pawar etc.

d) Take action for CWG loot

e) Investigate on all massive loot cases happening in the nation

f) Frame up laws and set up a system say a CIA ( Central Corruption Investigating agency ), which can take suo moto action against any one ( Even the President of India ) , should the need arise without going through any approval , and this institution must report to the supreme body – Legislature every six months . This body should be adequately equipped with resources ( legal, financial and human resources ) to decisively act against corruption , and all top level appointments must be made by a body consisting of the P.M. , CJI , CVC & Opposition leader .

I also want you to ask CBI to investigate if Apollo Hospitals Group paid money to A.Raja. I was told by none other than the brother-in-law of A.Raja that Apollo had paid Rs.700.00 crore to Raja

I am also quite surprised that you have quoted that you will not quit the post of PM. It is the height of being shameless

Dr.Singh , history will paint you as Mohammaed-Bin-Tuglaq- A knowledgeable and wise king who caused lot of misery and pain to his people

If you do not shape up, wait for 2014, and the common man will throw the congress government and return results like Bihar

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

A Common Man

http://www.rajendragupta.wordpress.com