Nuclear deal , FDI , Inflation & Black money – You did not change India , but changed India’s image Dr. Singh !


Dear Dr.Singh,

I read the top story in the current issue of the International Magazine ‘The Economist’ , and felt sad . Whenever , people like us visit outside of India , we are questioned or pointed towards corruption in India , and believe you me , it is painful to accept such criticism for our great country ! You put us to shame !

Nuclear deal & Jaitapur Plant : Recently , Wikileaks have exposed that Nuclear deal was not even acceptable to congress MP’s but money was paid to get votes !! It calls for a review and legal action against people making mockery of the most sacred institution of our country – Parliament ! Dr. Singh , please step down , we cannot bear more international assault due to your misdeeds ! Also, that India must immediately have a rethink on the location of all the nuclear installations from a public safety point of view . Jaitaput plant in Maharashtra is in Seismic risk zone and had 92 quakes in the past 20 years . The earth quake in 1992 was measuring 6.2 on Richter scale !! It calls for a fresh consideration of the approval granted in light of the developments in Japan post the Tsunami

FDI : Last week , I read that the government is considering granting FDI in retail for metros . Please desist from implementing your flawed policies again . Do not create hype and investment around metros , it leads to lopsided development and migration . If at all you want to grant FDI , please allow it in class 3 & 4 towns first , so that the local people get employment and we can see some reverse migration of populations and the burden on metros can reduce . Frame policies where foreign retailers cannot own more than 26 % in Indian companies across board . We do not want to lose our freedom Dr. Singh ! Also , as I have always mentioned change the definition of FDI from Foreign direct investment to Finance from domestic institutions ! Encourage retailer friendly policies for locals. Britishers financially exploited India , and took our wealth . Today MNC’s ( Multinational corporations ) are acquiring flourishing Indian companies and will take the profits away ! Are not getting back to pre-1947 days ? We will be exploited financially again and forever ! We are losing freedom with every investment & acquisition ! What is the use of such independence when the financial exploitation is similar to that under the British rule ? Please come up with rules that, in any sector , investments more than 26 -40 % cannot happen . Significant majority has to be with Indians ( Resident Indians). This is in the interest of national security & maintaining independence

Inflation : I have been watching your statements for the cause of inflation . Earlier , you attributed it to recession in 2008, poor rainfall in 2009 , and now you are attributing it to money from NAREGA !! Please do not blame the poor for every thing !! When you blamed poor rainfall as a cause of inflation , people were skeptical about it . When rainfall was good in 2010 , inflation still did not go down , now you had to find another reason , and quite cleverly , yourself & Pranab have been saying that because people are getting NAREGA money so they are buying more , thereby , leading to inflation . Please do not make lame excuses Mr. Prime Minister ! You & Montek have said that we must start to live with inflation as growth and inflation are intertwined . Sorry Dr. Singh , you need to study Economics again . History has shown that high growth and low inflation is possible and has happened in Germany & China and other parts of the world. So please do not give lame excuses . The real issue with inflation is that , because of your flawed policies for rural India , the migration has become perennial , and there is a tremendous loss in productivity ( multi-dimensional loss ) and that has caused inflation . Raising interest rates would not help ever , and time will tell us this hard fact . It is difficult to find a farmer less than 30 years in age .

NAREGA In its present form is causing irreparable damage to rural India , and I do hope that the educated economists in your team and the planning commission will attend to it as top most priority

I am scared that, if God forbid , India had a famine , how are we prepared ? We know such things can happen & without any notice like the recession ,and are not prepared for any such eventuality . Please let your cricket minister work on the worst case scenario’s as well.

Black Money : Last point is about the black money . We have seen all the estimates so far , and every number is an eye popping trillion dollar amount . Please challenge my number if you can !! India spends close to 30 % of its GDP in running the government and bureaucracy every year . it is a hard fact that, every employee who takes bribe gets almost double his salary in bribes ! Now another reality is, that senior bureaucrats and politicians get disproportionately high money in bribes when it comes to comparing bribes with their salaries . So clearly , the average B-GDP ( Black GDP ) is certainly 1.5 times the 30 % of GDP that the government spends on administrative costs of running the government . So If I average out the last five years GDP at half trillion dollars a year . India would have lost One trillion dollars in black money in just last five years , and trust me , these are the most pessimistic numbers ,and so are on the lower side . Your government & Mr.Khursheed talks about corporate governance ? When political governance of the nation is a sham and people have to take out thousands of cores off the balance sheet as bribes to your cabinet ministers , how can transparency and corporate governance work in this nation ? Take the case of telecom licenses ; every telecom company paid money other than the license fee . Where did the money come from , and where did it get accounted ? Not certainly in the legitimate account books , and so the corporate governance was severely compromised . Dr. Singh , The change should start at the top . if the political governance is good , corporate governance is good , if the political governance is shady , the corporate governance can never be imagined .

Dr.Singh , the nation recalls your letter to appear before the parliamentary accounts committee . I think that is not enough . You must be interrogated by CBI and charge sheeted for leading the most corrupt government in history of India ,and perhaps the world !

Read the article below from the Economist !

A Common Man

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

www.rajendragupta.wordpress.com

 Article from the latest issue of The Economist

Corruption in India

A rotten state

Graft is becoming a bigger problem—and the government should tackle it

Mar 10th 2011 | from the print edition

INDIANS’ anger over rising corruption has reached feverish levels. What people are calling a “season of scams” includes the alleged theft of billions by officials behind last year’s Commonwealth games in Delhi; $40 billion in revenues lost from the crooked sale of 2G telecoms licenses; and over $40 billion stolen in Uttar Pradesh alone from schemes subsidising food and fuel for the poor. Foreign businessmen, who have slashed investment over the past year, rank graft as their biggest headache behind appalling infrastructure. Now India’s anti-corruption chief has been forced out over, well, corruption (see article).

Graft is hardly new in India: the Bofors scandal brought down the government in 1989. But there seems to be more of it about than ever, if only because India is getting richer fast, and the faster the economy grows, the more chances arise for mind-boggling theft. The government says that in the next five-year plan period, which starts next year, $1 trillion will be spent on roads, railways, ports and so on, with billions more on re-equipping the armed forces and welfare. Add in an insatiable appetite for scarce land, water and minerals and a monsoon of bribes is forecast.

Some are inclined to shrug their shoulders. After all, corruption does not seem to be stopping India from growing. Yet imagine how much better the country would be doing without it. Corruption raises costs not just to Indians, but also to the foreigners whose capital India needs. Thanks in part to those scandals, India’s stockmarket was the worst-performing outside the Muslim world over the past year.

To its credit, the government has begun to take action against powerful individuals. Maharashtra state’s chief minister was forced out over a property scandal. Police have quizzed Suresh Kalmadi, the politician who ran the Commonwealth games. Most strikingly, Andimuthu Raja, the cabinet minister who oversaw the 2G telecom licences, was arrested.

A 2005 act giving the right to information is welcome, as are auctions for public goods, such as last year’s lucrative sale of the 3G telecom spectrum. Technology is helping. In some states, bids for state contracts are being run online, allowing anti-corruption bodies to monitor them. Gujarat does this for all contracts over 500,000 rupees ($11,000). It also puts land records and death certificates online, cutting down on one form of petty graft. Websites, led by ipaidabribe.com, reveal the cost of graft by publicising the sums demanded for everything from registering a baby to fixing a broken water supply.

The central government should now implement a plan for a universal, computerised ID scheme. It would allow welfare payments to be paid into individuals’ bank accounts, hindering theft by state workers.

The licence Raj lives on Most of all, India must redouble its efforts to liberalise. The state could outsource official tasks, cut red tape and sell wasteful and corrupt state-owned firms (why does the government make watches?). For all that the “licence Raj” was supposedly scrapped two decades ago, it can still take nearly 200 days to get a construction permit and seven years to close a business. Regulations are not, by and large, deterrents to corruption, but a source of it.

Elections in Tamil Nadu- AIIDMK Vs DMK


Yesterday I was in Chennai and discussed with some people about the scenario in the April elections for the state assembly

 I was informed that the 2 G money is already showing up , and last week only DMK distributed sarees and stainless steel jar to all the residents of kovilambakkam. Each vote is likely to cost Rs.2000 to 3000 only !!

 When I asked a few people ( professionals who work in different companies that , ‘ Why you all do not oppose such things ?  I was told that DMK has hooligans in their cadres, and opposing DMK means inviting the wrath of these cadres and creating problems for our families !! So it is better we take the freebies & cash and vote them back

 Further , these people said that DMK needs congress desperately , as if Congress is unhappy , DMK will invite action from congress for its illegal activities and black money. If congress is with DMK , State is already under its control and now centre will be blind to all the wrongs that DMK does – It is a win-win for both DMK –Congress . We know the kind of people congress works with and the thing congress supports !! DMK is widely referred as Daily Making Money for Karunanidhi – DMK

 Also, a few weeks ago, I was speaking with a grass root worker from Tamil Nadu , and he informed that DMK has approached a lot of AIIDMK leaders and offered them cash as high as 50 cores and got them to work in AIIDMK and transfer their votes to DMK !! Shrewd & crafty congress allies !!

 So , finally , we know what is going to be used in the state elections in Tamil Nadu & what will be the outcome on April 13. Only Almighty can intervene & swing things differently !!

 Rajendra Pratap Gupta

www.rajendragupta.wordpress.com

Common Man !!


Dear Rahul,

I read about your definition of the common man at the Congress plenary session . It is rather a matter of shame that, the  Congress has decided to search the definition of a common man after six decades after India became Independent !! Your party has ruled the country for about half a century with absolute power, and your dad used to say in 80’s that,  of every rupee meant for the poor only 15 paisa reaches the poor, and now you say only 10 paisa reaches the poor. So what have you all done for this country ? Your contributions are a serious question mark ?? Now to shadow your failures , you are talking of terrorism !!

We have met twice on your call at 10 ,Janpath  ( Once in March ’10 & second time in Oct’10 , i could not come in July as i was abroad ). Coincidently , Kanishka was present in both the meetings and had told me that i could have fought the elections !! I must tell you that , i have not been impressed by your rhetoric on development or your being a Sipahi for the Tribal’s etc.  Look back , what has congress done to the nation ? In a land of a billion people , if we have to ask the question, to name 10 big business houses ? The person will start answering something like this, Reliance , Tata, Birla , RPG group, Bharti, Vedanta , Sahara …………..and start fumbling for want of more names . Shameful isn’t ? That this should have been the scenario of every state, where we should have created millionaires and billionaires ………….But we just have a handful of tycoons ……..close to the establishment .

But the bigger question is , how & where did these groups become big & make their money ? Answer is simple . They all made their money in natural or government resources (  Steel, Mining , Gas , Spectrum, real estate ). All these resources are owned by the state , and have been either selectively leased or licensed to some tycoons who could bribe the party , politicians and bureaucrats and loot the resources owned by the government . These groups have been created by politicians , and now these groups manage the greedy lot !!

So please do not make tall statements at the public forums . I was having lunch with an industrialist friend from Delhi a week ago, and he thought that i understood the mechanizations at the Delhi’s corridors of power. So quite naively , he asked me ,Rajendra , do you know who is the Mr. Ten Percent in Gandhi Family ? I answered point blank,  ‘No’.

To which he named your brother-in-law !!  Stating that Now a days , Robert Vadra is known to get 10 % , when he is not even worth ten percent . I also heard Tarun Das , Mentor CII, Stating to Niira Radia that , Mr. Kamal Nath takes 15 % cut . He later justified and retracted .But a senior and an elderly Industry spokesperson saying such a thing is a matter of shame for the nation .

You & others have said many things in this plenary , but do you all have a plan ? The malaise is so deep that people will revolt against the powers, should you try to kill the giant whom your family let flourish all these decades ; The Giant call corruption . I understand when Raja made a statement today that ‘ I am not afraid of CBI’ . He knows that, CBI is busy with Jagan Mohan Reddy now a days and Reddy brothers & Yeduyurappa  . It cannot act against its masters !  Else , how will the CBI Chief get his plum post after retirement  ?  We all know that you do not intent to end the corruption my friend !!

Rise up from your slumber and talk sense Prince RG !!

Regards

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

Email : office@rajendragupta.in

Judiciary is as inefficient & as corrupt as its top tier in Supreme Court & the top most politician of this nation


Just ask yourself , why do Chief / Justices of Supreme court, Chief Election Commissioners , Chief of Police , Chiefs of Army etc get plum postings after retirement ? Simple answer – they get return gifts for the favors they do when sitting in the hot seat !!

I was chatting with a senior journalist at the India International Centre , New Delhi a few weeks ago, and he had informed me that, it is believed in political & industry circles that , CJI K.G.Balakrishnan decided Mukesh Ambani’s case just before his retirement and made around Rs.450 Crores !! Well, this may not be just the only judgment to make money !!

Also, we can now understand , why In an embarrassment to former CJI K.G.Balakrishnan, Supreme Court judge H L Gokhale today contradicted his claim that he was not aware that it was former Union telecom minister A. Raja, who had tried to influence a Madras High Court judge in a criminal case

In a statement, Justice Gokhale, who was the chief justice of the Madras High Court at that time, said that in his letter to Justice Balakrishanan, the then CJI, he had clearly referred to the name of Raja.

Justice Gokhale ‘s statement totally contradicts Justice Balakrishnan’s claim that there was no mention of any Union minister in the report sent by Justice Gokhale, then High Court Chief Justice, on Justice S Reghupathi episode.

“I regret to say that the allegations are absolutely incorrect,” Balakrishanan had said last week referring to news reports that he had suppressed a letter purportedly written by Justice Reghupathi to him when he was Chief Justice of India.

CJI K.G.Balakrishnan protected Raja and became a Raja himself after bring appointed to the coveted post of Chairman, National Human Rights commission . Had he not protected Raja and done other favours to Congress , do you think he could have got a Cabinet Minister rank post his retirement ?

Think again , why did M.S. Gill become the Union Sports and Youth affairs minister after retiring as the Chief Election Commissioner ? Gill is in his late 70’s. and his youth passed away decades away !! Does he represent the youth of this country ??

Also reason out , Why did T.N.Sheshan not get any cabinet rank post his retirement ? Why did Kalam not get second term as President ? Why did Kiran Bedi resign before retirement ? Also , the current Judges of Supreme court who have questioned the CWG & 2G scam and taken a tough stand to unearth corruption will certainly not get a cabinet rank position post retirement !!

It is being talked in Congress circles , that the former Chief Minister of A.P., K. Rosaiah had resigned on grounds of poor health , and now he is to be rehabilitated as a Governor of some state. So is Raj Bhawan ( Governor’s residence ) meant to house the sick people ? After all , it is our money ( taxes) that support all such sinecure offices . It’s time to question such appointments .

Why is BJP supporting a sick George Fernandez ( he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease ) as a Rajya Sabha member,  when he cannot even recognise who is Arun Jaitley ? Time to question every such decision which takes our hard-earned money that we pay as taxes to run this government !!

Corruption is a trickle down process and starts right at the top !!

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

office@rajendragupta.in

Raja not only made money out of air waves ( spectrum ) but also out of airtime !!


Manmohan Singh ( You do not deserve any respectable salutations !!)

Dr.Murli Manohar Joshi

Media

Subject : First Hand experience with the de facto Raja i.e. Mr.R.P.Paramesh Kumar

In the year 2007, I had a chance to meet the de facto Raja i.e. R.P.Paramesh Kumar , who has been in the news recently for being the front-man for taking moneybags on behalf of A. Raja

We had a two meetings ( one at his T. Nagar office , and the other in a five star hotel at Chennai ) , and some of the highlights ( take homes from the meetings ) are as mentioned below :

  • Paramesh Kumar  informed me that he was the cousin of Mr.A.Raja , and that his call was as good as A.Raja’s call . Further , he offered to arrange a meeting with any I.T. company top honchos , and for doing so, his rate was Rs.10 Lac for ten calls . He assured that he would put us in touch with ten people , be it Narayana Murthy , Azim Premji or anyone else , and we had to use the opportunity to make business from those meetings . He was just responsible for getting an appointment !! What a business model !! Rs. One lac per phone call !!
  • Also , the person who introduced us to Paramesh Kumar was a nice guy , a close relative of A. Raja . He informed us that Apollo Hospitals group had paid Rs.700 crore to A. Raja for a deal , and that Raja charged for every visit to companies for inauguration and the amount would run into lacs per visit !!
  • The same relative informed us that Mr. Paramesh kumar was the cousin of Mr.A.Raja and the company  M/s Green house promoters was the entity where Raja routed all his ill gotten wealth
  • In one of the meetings with Mr. Paramesh Kumar in a five star hotel , Mr.R.Ramakrishan from Sobha Applied DSP ( part of the Sobha developers ) also joined the meeting.

I have never been into bribing, and so I did not pursue this discussions any further, and this remained just an exploratory meeting called at the behest of Raja’s close relative . This was in 2007, and I am sure that from 2007  ( or even before 2007  )  , Mr. Raja would have made 100’s of crore rupees making calls at the rate of Rs.1 lac per call to just fix meetings !! Manmohan ji , I do not know how he could do that with you as the PM ???

Manmohan Singh ji, if your ministers did such things  while you were presiding over them as a PM , what does it indicate ? It is clear that you were a like a blind security guard on duty who did not see who was looting the building which you were supposed to safeguard !! If your intelligence failed even over your cabinet colleagues , how do I expect as a common man, that the same intelligence and supervision will take care  of the safety of the nation and its borders !!

Last week , I was in a meeting ( which was also attended by senior people from the USA ), and one of the presenters had a slide that read – “We are a scam friendly nation ”.  Trust me , it pained me a lot, and I felt ashamed before foreigners, that what people like you have made of this, once a great country – India  !!

Nehru ignored corruption , Indira patronized it , Rajiv participated in it , and now , Rahul and Sonia are setting new benchmarks in corruption  . If India had great leaders , we had just about 300 million population during independence ,and we could have become a developed nation by 1975 itself !!  A system delivers what it is made for , and India’s system is made to work for inefficiency and corruption !!

I was in Delhi a day before yesterday ,and was having coffee with one of the Rahul’s close aide and advisor , and after an hour of discussion, he accepted that the future of the villages in India was ‘doomed’ . He accepted that government has no plan for rural India , and he was equally frustrated with the current scheme of things . Manmohan ji, your people are also fed up with your working !!

Manmohan ji, if you have little respect for the law of nature , please accept your failure and resign

We need drastic changes in our system and the current stream of politicians are not capable to comprehend the need and do the needful

Journalists : I know that you will doubt that I ever met Paramesh kumar , and that I am working for some vested interests ( as Raja’s aides or the morally flexible congress spokespersons would say ) , so I am attaching Paramesh Kumar’s visiting card along with the Sobha’s Director , Mr.Ramakrishnan’s visiting card . I am sure that it good enough ,and trust me ,  I have no axe to grind . People who have worked with me are aware of my ‘zero tolerance’ towards corruption and bribing .

I do hope that CBI will investigate Sobha’s & Apollo’s connection with this money launderer- Raja & his ill-gotten wealth . I have no  proof other than quoting my discussions and attaching the visiting cards . Raja should be arrested immediately ,and his case put directly under a supreme court’s fast track system . Send these corrupt politicians to gallows !

Please act

Rajendra Pratap Gupta

Email: office@rajendragupta.in Office.rajendra@gmail.com

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