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Modi, OROP and RSS

Shitanshu Shekhar Shukla

Shitanshu Shekhar Shukla2
Shitanshu Shekhar Shukla

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarification on OROP appears to be goaded by RSS pressure day before yesterday. A wise step. It was clear only Modi could have overruled Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The nuances can wait but battle of perception had to be won.

Whether Satbir Singh, who has led the veteran’s strike, returns to Jantar Mantar or not, Modi has checked the losing opinion even among the veterans. Some even jumped in joy. BJP almost had lost its nationalist credentials. Modi saved the blushes just in nick of time.

But the irony, the Prime Minister needs RSS’ field report for corrective measures. Strange that the govt despite good show is being seen first as anti-farmer and now anti-soldier.

Bobbie Jamwal
Bobbie Jamwal

Updated: Sep 7, 2015 @ 07:33 ↓

Bobbie Jamwal, well known InfoTech, Infrastructure, Eco-Technologies, HealthCare and Aviation consultant from Delhi responded to this column by Shitanshu Shekhar Shukla by observing; ” Thank God better sense prevailed and the RSS had to intervene.”

The righteous Indian soldier would not have forgiven this country’s rulers for treating them like the way they did in these past 40 years and particularly in the last 80 days of ‘Dharna,’ not heard of anywhere in the world that a Veteran who served his country well had to go on a hunger strike for his dues and parity. They are honorable men and deserve a hearing with respect, observes Jamwal



Modi asks Bihar voters to vote for development

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Bhagalpur, Bihar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took thee reins of BJP’s campaign for Bihar Assembly election by telling the voters at a huge Parivartan rally (rally for change) at Bhagalpur that they now have the opportunity to vote for a government committed to development.

Nobody, Modi said, no alliiance – no matter how big or how many leaders join hands- can stop NDA’s victory march.

The Prime Minister drew attention to a public meeting at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan two days ago and said Jai Prakash Narain (JP), Lohia and Karpuri Thakur were sacrificed at this rally. Lohia had fought against Congress but his followers betrayed him by joining hands with the Congress just to satusfy their hunger for power. He blamed them for betraying JP who was put in jail by the Conngress, said Modi.

The Prime Minister lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accusing him of cheating out the people by announcing a Rs. 2.70 lakh crore package. He also described the people of Bihar as most intelligent.

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The musical chair of Bihar politics

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biharPatna, Bihar: It all began with a simple vote. A vote cast by a citizen of Bihar (erstwhile Bihar plus Jharkhand) started the Musical Chair of electoral politics. Congress got its chance to sit on the seat. Then RJD came in, ousted Congress and did a long ruling stint. The music was played once again. This time, BJP and JD(U) walked arms entwined and occupied the electoral victory centerstage in the game of Bihar’s electoral musical chair, and succeeded in expelling RJD big time. All this, as we know already, is history.

The ‘musical chair’ game of electoral politics in Bihar is out for bidding once again.  And, this time, the equations have altered altogether. We also have a new entrant, former CM Mahadalit Neta Jitanram Manjhi (Hindustan Awam Morcha), who has his own share of electoral stint and anti-incumbent issues. We have an NDA (with BJP, LJP, RLSP, HAM(S)) playing a big role in Bihar politics. Then we have  the Grand alliance of JD(U) plus RJD plus Congress plus Samajwadi Party.

BJP did Modi Rally in August, wherein Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the ruling JD(U) from start till date, the grand alliance of RJD, JD(U), Congress, the DNA et al. He also announced a 1.25 Lakh Crore package for development in Bihar recently in another event.

The Grand alliance did a Swabhimaan Rally on Sunday and spitted venom against ruling Central government. Swabhimaan, meaning pride, formed the central theme of this rally, and was delivered in words as well as body language.

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi said that Modi, a show-baazi PM, has slashed allocations to MGNREGA, runs an anti-farmer government, has not provided employment, and has failed to address Pakistan issue. CM Nitish Kumar took PM Modi head on and blamed him of cheating Bihar people in Lok Sabha polls and called him arrogant, listed his own JD(U) government’s achievements and promised of well-laid plans ahead. RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav played the religion divide M-Y stroke and criticized BJP of playing a Hindu-Muslim rift game.

On a latest, BJP President Amit Shah will hold an NDA meet today wherein it is being speculated that seat sharing among allies of NDA will be discussed.

This is just the beginning of electoral war of words. The tempo will keep on rising as election in Bihar approaches in the coming date of events.

Modi gets highest level reception in Xian

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping of People's Republic of China hold delegation level talks at Xi'an, China
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping of People’s Republic of China hold delegation level talks at Xi’an, China [Photo: Shiv Raj, Photo Division]
Xian ( People’s Republic of China): Prime Minister Narenda Modi was given the highest level reception on arrival here this morning.

Ahead of his 3-day China visit, Modi had tweeted: “I am confident my visit will lay the foundation for further enhancing economic co-operation with China in a wide range of sectors,” he tweeted last week.

On the opening day of his 3-day china visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping of People’s Republic of China held delegation level talks here – the hometown of President Xi Jinping.

Prime Minister visits Daxingshan temple in Xian, China Photo Courtesy : Shiv Raj / Photo Division
Prime Minister visits Daxingshan temple in Xian, China [Photo : Shiv Raj, Photo Division]
The Prime Minister also visited some places of cultural interest – some of them are very famous sites which are associated with Chinese history and civilisation.

He would travel from Xian to Beijing late in the evening on 14 May. On the 15th, he would be formally welcomed in Beijing by Premier Li Keqiang. He will be holding talks with the Premier and his delegation. We will also be signing a number of agreements at the conclusion of the talks.

Then the Prime Minister moves on to Shanghai. That is primarily a business stop. He would be having interaction with Chinese CEOs. He is addressing a business gathering.