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 10, 2009

Stick To Your Ground

  1. So many times, fundamentalists from other religions have taken advantage of drawbacks of Hinduism like caste system, to criticize, malign it, and encourage conversion activities.
  2. It was further exploited by leaders advocating so called lower castes for their personal benefits, by making it a controversial issue, instead of giving solutions.
  3. Further, the pseudo secular vote bank politicians enforced the issue and dug it into the psyche that if you get minority or lower caste status, you will harvest maximum benefits by means of reservation. They not only did not give any solutions, but stopped the people from so called lower castes from getting empowered. In America, the blacks were minority, they were in fact treated as slaves, but the government never gave them reservations or other appeasement. Through their own efforts, the blacks empowered themselves, and now they have a Black President.
  4. Through its appeasement and reservation policies, the governments of India have further divided its people, and created permanent stratification in the society. Outgrowth of this policy  is seen in Gujjar agitation, demanding SC status, and even then politicians like Mayawati continue to encourage such decline by promising SC status to 16 more categories of people as an election agenda.
  5. Reservation and encouraging scholarships are alright on economy basis, but not on caste basis, this is absolute violation of the fundamental rights of equality irrespective of religion, gender, caste. This is certainly not secular. Dr. Ambedkar had proposed the reservation system only for ten years after the independence, but power greedy politicians and their vote bank politics continued the reservation system on and on.
  6. The result is atrocities on so called upper castes also, and continued fights between lower and upper castes.
  7. Here is an important message in this regard, to understand that there has been lot of work by many saints in India, for upliftment of lower castes, and bringing harmony in all. stick-to-your-ground-29-august-251
  8. Do reservations really help? Now they have started giving reservations in IIT and public government job sectors also. Imagine someone coming to IIT without clearing the fierce competition of best of the brains in the country. Obviously he/she didn’t have the required education and training. Now he/she will face problems in clearing the subjects. Will other students help, because you get help mainly if you can give help also. And these kids won’t have anything to look back in their families also, because they are an IITian now, and they will have high expectations. More and more failures and suicides are likely in such scenario.

May 9, 2009

Engineer killed; BSP MLA arrested.

Gundaraj in Democratic India, thanks to corrupt politicians. Read the article below, and sign the petition for CBI Enquiry here.

Engineer killed; BSP MLA arrested

Atiq Khan
— PHOTO: PTI
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The body of Public Works Department engineer M.K. Gupta in Auraiya on Wednesday.
LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party MLA from Auraiya, Shekhar Tewari, allegedly involved in the brutal murder of Manoj Kumar Gupta, executive engineer of the Public Works Department, was arrested near Raniya in Kanpur district late on Wednesday.

The engineer was battered to death, allegedly by the MLA and his henchmen, in his Gail Vihar colony residence at Dibiapur in Auraiya district around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Director-General of Police Vikram Singh told reporters in a late night press conference here that the MLA was taken to the Akbarpur police station for interrogation. Mr. Singh said the FIR named two PWD engineers, S.K. Tyagi and Tyagi, for alleged involvement in the murder. The DG said professional rivalry and dispute over commissions on contracts appeared to be the probable causes. Earlier, fearing a fallout of the incident — with all the major Opposition parties making a case of extortion against the ruling party functionaries — the State government launched damage-control measures. Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh told reporters here that an FIR was lodged against the MLA under Sections 342, 323, 457, 364 and 302 of the IPC. The government would book him under the Gangsters Act. However, charges of extortion were yet to be proved, he said.

The U.P. Engineers’ Association demanded a compensation of Rs.25 lakh for the victim’s family and security for engineers.

Reports quoting Shashi Gupta, wife of the slain engineer, said that two unidentified men entered their residence around 1 a.m. and started raining blows on her husband. When she tried to raise an alarm, she was locked up in the bathroom. When her husband was rendered almost unconscious, she said, the MLA arrived on the scene and directed his men to “dump” the engineer in the police station. They did so. Police rushed Mr. Gupta to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead around 3 a.m.

Samajwadi Party State unit president Shivpal Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Rita Bahuguna Joshi demanded Chief Minister Mayawati’s resignation. Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Yadav said the engineer’s murder was the fallout of a massive extortion racket currently under way in the State for the Chief Minister’s birthday next month.

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