AAP claims itself to be heralding an era “clean politics”

15 02 2015

By : Aparna Pande….
People thronged the Ramlila Madian , to see a government with a historic verdict being sworn in. The media followed Mr Kejriwal, as he stepped out of his house to start for the Ramlila Maidan. He could be seen getting into his humble car, with his characteristic cough. Every inch the “aam aadmi”, whom the Delhites  voted for. The function started a little late, though perfectly acceptable by Indian Stretchable Time.In the meanwhile , Ramlila Maidan- a place teeming with hope and energy, resembled its Anna Movement avataar. The AAP claims itself to be heralding an era “clean politics”. In their own words they are “against the political establishment.” But somehow today that image was dented when workers of the party bent down to touch Mr Kejriwal’s feet. The funding allegations against the party do not do the the party any good. If it indeed is an alternative, it has to stay away from all the things which it objects to , in other political parties.

After taking the oath, the CM addressed the people assembled in the Maidan. He mentioned the admirable goal of making Delhi totally corruption free and encouraged people to record evidences of corrupt officials using their mobile phones and promised the an anti corruption help line within next three days. But he didn’t mention  cash exchanged to accelerate processes in an over encumbered system or for advancement of personal interests. He  took on tax evasions by traders in Delhi, and promised that they could carry on with their business without harassment, if they paid their taxes on time. He also enumerated the achievements of his 49 day government and said that his experience with governance had showed him that, there was no dearth of money. This being true, would be extremely helpful for him, as he would get means to implement his manifesto.

The Delhi Chief Minister could not resist taking a jibe at the BJP, by stating that the people of Delhi have rejected the party which supports  vandalisation of churches. Barring a few instances, the speech was almost apolitical in nature. A demand for complete statehood for Delhi , and a reminder that the same was a part of the BJP manifesto for many years were also a part of the speech. The Delhi Chief Minister further said that this was a historic opportunity to give Delhi statehood, as the government in the Centre and the Government in the Delhi legislative assembly, were both in majority. Ironically , the VIP culture was also attacked in the tax payer funded , swearing -in extravaganza at the  Ramlila Maidan. The speech ended by the Chief Minister singing a prayer , for harmonious coexistence of people in the society.

The enraptured audience listened carefully to every word. And so they should, after all he is the aam aadmi. AAP should start worrying about the promises the manifesto promises to fulfil. The wifi, the water, the electricity, the schools and colleges, the tax reductions, the hospitals and the CCTVs – people wanted them all. True, the AAP had been given five years to fulfil its promises, but the countdown begins on day one itself.  History wasn’t made, it’s waiting to be made!

 Aparna  Pande:apande94@yahoo.in

A Demo & Lecture by ​PANKAJ RAAG

15 02 2015

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Heena Sidhu Confirms Return to Form with a Golden Double at the XV

15 02 2015

Heena Sidhu Confirms Return to Form with a Golden Double at the XV Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championships
New Delhi, 14 Feb 2015: Former world number one Heena Sidhu representing the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), confirmed a welcome return to form in the pre-Olympic year, when she bagged top honours in both the Women’s 10M Air Pistol individual and team events with high quality performances, at the XV Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championships, being held at the newly built Central Polytechnic Campus Shooting Range in Trivandrum, Kerala. Heena, a Commonwealth Games Gold medalist, had been suffering some indifferent form since being anointed world number one in the 10M Air Pistol discipline in April last year, before shooting Gold at the recently concluded National Games with a high quality 200.8 score in the finals. She did an encore in the individual event today to signal that the National Games performance was not a one-off, before teaming up with Shweta Singh and Shilpi Bisht to win the Team event as well.
In other notable results of the day, Harpreet Singh of Haryana also continued his golden run from the National Games and won the Gold in the Men’s 25M Standard Pistol event with a score of 565 in the finals. He beat Rajesh Kumar of the Army in a shoot-off, while London 2012 Silver medalist Vijay Kumar bagged the bronze with a score of 564. This was Harpreet’s second Gold in two days of competition after having won the Rapid Fire Pistol event yesterday. Vijay and his teammates Gurpreet Singh and Vijesh Kumar from the Army Marksmanship Unit however won the Gold in the 25M Standard Pistol Men’s Team event. They shot a total of 1675 in the finals, where the team from the Navy came second with a score of 1674 and Border Security Force (BSF) came third with a score of 1673.
In the Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions event, local girl Elizabeth Susan Koshy won the Gold with a final round score of 449 beating Anjum Moudgil of Haryana who won the Silver Medal shooting 447.1 and Lajja Gauswami of Gujarat, who came third finishing with a score of 435.8

Ram Vilas Paswan reviews Implementation of Food Security Act in N E

15 02 2015

Ram Vilas Paswan reviews Implementation of Food Security Act’s implementation in North East
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution today reviewed Targeted Public Distribution System in the Mega-Block affected states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura with the senior officers of the concerned State Govts, Railways and Food Corporation of India in Imphal.

The Minister directed the officials that all efforts should be taken to ensure adequate supply of foodgrains in the region. The state representatives informed that there is sufficient stocks for TPDS beneficiaries for about 70-90 days . The monthly requirement of these states is 82744 MT for which storage capacity of 126443 MTs is available with FCI against which FCI is having stock of 1,19,000 MTs food grains in various godowns.

The Minister assured that the supply of the food grains will not allowed to be affected because of Lumding –Sichar Broad-guage conversion. FCI is transporting about 85000 MTs per month to these four states by road from various BG terminals in and around Guwahati.

Railway officers during the meeting assured the Minister that the Broad-guage conversion on Lumding –Silchar section will be completed by March,2015.

The Minister also reviewed the preparatory work for the implementation of National Food Security Act in the states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram during the meeting.

Computerisation of data has been completed 90 % in Mizoram and Tripura while Manipur has done 77% and Assam 62%. Assam and Tripura informed that they will be ready to roll out the Act in June,2015 while Manipur informed they will implement the Act by July 2015.

The Minister directed FCI officials to look into the grievances of Manipur truck drivers regarding transportation from Jiribam to Imphal .


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