The Candid Eye

June 17, 2009

Political parties match their symbols …

I stumbled onto this interesting piece of information about political parties in India by Hemant Sharma.

Q: Why is the Samajwadi Party’s symbol ‘Cycle’?
A: Because after a ban on English and use of computers, that’s all we’ll be able to afford
Q: Why is the Congress party’s symbol ‘Hand’?
A: To remind Indians that our fate is forever in the hand of one family
Q: Why is BJP Symbol ‘Lotus’?
A: Lotus is the symbol of Sarawasti and learning. BJP will educate us through the wisdom of Varun Gandhi and Pravin Togadia.
Q: Why is Mayawati’s symbol ‘Elephant’?
A: It’s a self portrait.
Q: Why is Jayalalitha’ s symbol ‘Two leaves’?
A: Because that’s what remained after Amma ate up all the fruit
Q: Why is DMK’s symbol ‘Sun’?
A: So that Karunanidhi can justify wearing shades indoors
Q: Why is Lalu’s symbol ‘Lantern’?
A: Because there’s no electricity in Bihar
Q: Why is CPM’s symbol ‘Hammer and Sickle’?
A: Because that’s what you will be using if they come to power
Q: Why is Sharad Pawar’s symbol ‘Clock’?
A: Because his time never seems to come

Q: Why is the Samajwadi Party’s symbol ‘Cycle’?

A: Because after a ban on English and use of computers, that’s all we’ll be able to afford.

Q: Why is the Congress party’s symbol ‘Hand’?

A: To remind Indians that our fate is forever in the hand of one family.

Q: Why is BJP Symbol ‘Lotus’?

A: Lotus is the symbol of Sarawasti and learning. BJP will educate us through the wisdom of Varun Gandhi and Pravin Togadia.

Q: Why is Mayawati’s symbol ‘Elephant’?

A: It’s a self portrait.

Q: Why is Jayalalitha’ s symbol ‘Two leaves’?

A: Because that’s what remained after Amma ate up all the fruit .

Q: Why is DMK’s symbol ‘Sun’?

A: So that Karunanidhi can justify wearing shades indoors.

Q: Why is Lalu’s symbol ‘Lantern’?

A: Because there’s no electricity in Bihar.

Q: Why is CPM’s symbol ‘Hammer and Sickle’?

A: Because that’s what you will be using if they come to power.

Q: Why is Sharad Pawar’s symbol ‘Clock’?

A: Because his time never seems to come.

PS: I will be on travel for next one week and I will not be having access to Internet.Hence,I will not be able to respond to your comments if any.

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May 3, 2009

Good Politicians do exist

Filed under: Indian Politics — Abhay @ 3:33 AM
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A big reason for apathy of voters is whom to vote-they are all equally bad! Many are not educated more than school, many are corrupt, some have criminal records, some are having false educational certificates, some are there just because of their money and muscle power and others are outright jokers.

In such a time, its needed that more and more good people who really care for country,who are equipped with knowledge and are young, enter in politics. Here was one welcome move, giving hope to voters:- more and more management graduates enter politics. Though one doesn’t know capabilities of each of the candidates mentioned, its a welcome trend.

More and more management graduates enter politics

By Pupul Dutta, New Delhi, April 14: This is not a decision taken in haste or forced by the current economic recession. More and more management graduates are entering politics, saying this is their way of serving society.

“While being in the corporate world, one can’t serve society completely. Politics is an area where you can do a lot for the society,” said Ranjan Kumar, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Lucknow.

Contesting from the Mohanlalganj constituency on the outskirts of Lucknow in the Lok Sabha elections beginning Thursday, Kumar told IANS that he hopes to change the country’s “corroded” system.

“Most politicians have not done much for the country. The majority of the people sit outside and criticise the government. But if one wants to change the system, one has to be a part of the system,” said Kumar, who recently left the Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Asked why he switched loyalty, Kumar said: “I have seen the Congress very closely. When Rahulji (Rahul Gandhi) joined politics, people thought a transformation would take place. But despite the Congress revival plan in Uttar Pradesh formulated in June 2004, nothing has moved.”

The 38-year-old IIM graduate is also an elected vice-chairman of the Mansarovar Cooperative Bank, Lucknow.

Harsh Vardhan Chhaparia, a graduate from IIM-Calcutta, will be interning with the BJP before he switches to his high-profile job.

“I chose politics and especially the BJP because I am impressed with their vision for youth. Moreover, I want to learn how public management works. What better place can I find than in politics,” Chapparia said.The trend is not new to this industry.

Some five years ago, Sachin Pilot, an MBA from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, joined politics, winning on the Congress ticket from Dausa in Rajasthan.”It was a well-thought-out decision and not taken in haste. Whatever I have learnt could be best (given back to society) through politics,” Pilot said on telephone as he campaigned in his new constituency of Ajmer.Pilot is happy that more and more young people with professional backgrounds are embracing politics.”It’s time the system changes… There needs to be self-regulation. Muscle and money power should be done away with,” Pilot said.

Of all the newcomers in politics from the world of management, the prize catch for the BJP has been its IT cell chief Prodyut Bora. An IIM-Ahmedabad graduate, Bora joined the BJP in 2004.”Politics can be a platform to do some good work. The political system has failed to attract youngsters in public service,” Bora told IANS. “The image of a bad, ugly Indian politician needs to change.”So why did he opt for the BJP? Bora answered: “Well, I am a nationalist.”What are his future plans? “It all depends on my party.”

IIM graduates entering politics can take inspiration from Meera Sanyal, who made a transition from a banker to a politician. Sanyal, the country head of ABN Amro, decided to give up her banking career and contest elections from the Mumbai South constituency as an independent candidate.It was the Mumbai terror attack that led her to join politics. She is pitted against Milind Deora of the Congress, a business and political science graduate from Boston University.

Another prominent management graduate in politics is Jyotiraditya Scindia, who studied in Harvard and Stanford. He said he chose politics over the corporate world to “re-energise the system and do well for society”.

March 24, 2009

This can happen only in India !!

A bartender in England who had completed a six week crash course in English in order to earn a better living (more tip from customers..),  misrepresented facts about her real name, identity, educational qualifications, family background and stood in the parliamentary elections and became a Member of Parliament and finally became influential person in Indian politics.That person is Edvige Antonia Albina Maino alias Sonia Gandhi!! It’s a shame on congress party to have her as a leader unquestioned for so many years.It doesnt take great deal of courage or power to have answers for these questions. It simply requires to be an Indian!!Has she ever agreed for a public debate with leaders of opposition or for any issues of public interest. Few interviews are given by her to so called Indian secular media.Any person with an iota of IQ could easily figure that out as staged.She has become influential person in Indian politics by crooked means and will not hesitate to do anything to grab power and people’s hard earned money.A bartender becoming a primeminister of world’s greatest democracy is not possible unless until that person is skilled and great leader.Obviously she is neither skilled nor a leader capable of leading a party with original thinkers.She is best suited for leading a party with similar crooked people and she has been doing that so far and thus she has made people of India to suffer from her whimsical acts for these many years.She has to pay the price for it.BTW I have come across this interesting document on web.

Antonia Maino’s Cambridge Education:

Know your Sonia Book 1

Know your Sonia Book 2

Know your Sonia Book 3

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