THE POWER OF LEADERSHIP IN DEMOCRACY.

The power of right leadership in democracy is of paramount importance to entrench the roots deep down and propel the democratic principles into the body politics of a Nation.

India was fortunate having an array of dedicated visionary leaders ,the stellar ones like Mahatma Gandhi ,Jawaharlal Nehru ,Subhash Chander Bose, and Sardar Vallabhai Patel   among many others in both the pre and post Independent era.

Mahatma Gandhi knew well Pt Nehru was highly educated, young dynamic tallest political leader of India and made no bones about it by electing him as the Prime Minister on 15th August 1947,when India became independent from British yoke .

In 1946 When Britain was contemplating to give Independence to India ,the Congress and Muslim league jointly formed interim government with Nehru as Prime Minister . Patel was home minister and Liaquat Ali Khan was Finance Minister.

So Nehru was undisputed leader of Nation even before Independence.

 

The Congress Party was vehemently opposed to the idea of Partition of India . But Jinnah’s Direct Action Day in 1946 sparked communal killings across the country and some of the Congress leaders thought that giving Muslims the Pakistan they wanted might finally bring communal peace .

Thus the seed of Partition got germinated in the Congress leaders across the Nation and all top Congress leaders including the stalwarts like Patel, Mahatma Gandhi agreed for the Partition of the Country .

The myth that only Nehru wanted Partition is not correct at all.

The current vested interest political leaders are deliberatively spreading tirade against Nehru in singling out him solely responsible for the inevitable Partition to meet their personal ends.

Whereas Subash Bose laid foundation of Indian Army, Nehru and Patel worked assiduously both individually and collectively to unite India ,in view of its diverse structure cultural and a plethora of languages , by laying a firm democratic foundation.to work with.

Jawaharlal Nehru strengthened it by winning the first three General Elections of independent India decisively and put India on the road of progress and prosperity.

Nehru , though undisputed leader, was a true democrat and gave full freedom to his cabinet ministers and treated them with respect and equality. He even went further to work with Opposition leaders taking their cognizance on the issues of mutual interest and concerning the future of the country.

India’s most powerful leader Indira Gandhi earning the epithet of Goddess Durga following great victory of 1971 war with Pakistan . She dismembered Pakistan into two Nations Bangladesh and Pakistan. bruising further its pride by surrendering 90,000 soldiers to Indian Army.

However she became autocratic .

In democracy it is always dangerous to eulogize a person to deific stature, thereby allowing him to wield power leading ultimately to the authoritarian rule, harmful to the pluralism inclusive society .

She in turn imposed Emergency thereby breaking the Constitutional norms.

 

PM Narender Modi is probably only one popular leader to win with clear massive majority in 2014 from BJP Party and thus assert himself as Prominent and promising one to lead the Nation .

But the massive popular support has propelled Mr Modi to follow the leader syndrome and thus converted the cabinet ministers into ‘yes minister ‘ cheer leaders.

The ministers in strict sense have become subordinates and the Central Govt currently veered to Modi .and he is decrying deriding the opponents using all fair and foul means to cling to power.

Instead of using massive support and mandate of 2014, to ensure good governance ,he lost the impetus to forge ahead with concrete Programmes that could have made difference to the national economic Growth resulting in providing jobs to the youth of the country.

The ambitious programmes like Digital India ,Make in India ,Skill India ,start up India ,stand up India , have been started with great fanfare with a hope to leverage the power of technology to benefit the lives of ordinary Indians.

 But in reality except Digital India becoming a mass movement to a great extent , all other programmes have been a mere slogans with nobody hearing much about them any more.

The other good talking programmes are Swatch Bharat , C 7.5 crore toilets constructed across the country, 3.5 crores Ujjwala LPG gas connections, globally recognized JAM trinity ( 31 crore Jan Dhan Bank accounts ,121 crore mobile phones and 120 crore Aadhar IDs).

People feel disenchanted with promises made not fulfilled and democracy provides people to look for other options.

By concentrating powers into his hands PM Modi has become the story, theme, and subject matter of Indian politics , thereby giving ample opportunity and reason to Rahul Gandhi to attack Modi singularly.

This one point attack has been successful to tear apart the Govt policies as the BJP with all ministers attacking Rahul personally .This works well for the congress president to be in news all the time.

Rahul’s noise on Rafale has finally made the Govt to submit documents to the Court.

The opposition has started getting to forge an alliance with Telgu Desam leader CM Chander Babu Naidu ,taking the initiative to make disperate leaders of different political parties join hands to defeat BJP in 2019 General elections.

Conclusions

For sustenance of healthy stable Democracy the leaders require to be true democrats pledged to the welfare of all citizens irrespective of caste creed and colour. Only such leaders can propel and instil the democratic principles and forge ahead towards prosperity of the Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND .

GREEN BHUTAN

 

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THE GREEN BEAUTIFUL BHUTAN

Carpeted in forest nestled high up in the eastern Himalayas BHUTAN is one of the the greenest countries in the world.

Amazing Facts;

The forests cover 70 percent of the kingdom and

absorb around three times more carbon dioxide than the country of around 750,000 people emits.

Consequently Bhutan charges tourists $250 per day to avoid mass tourism in order to sustain green environment.

Bhutan is also called as Shangri-La for its magnificent mountainous beauty.

Bhutan , encircled by china one side and India on the other , a tiny kingdom of 14,800 square miles just the size of Maryland.

Bhutan is carbon negative because its work force  is largely engaged in Forestry or agriculture.

By 2020Agriculture is slated to be entirely organic .

By 2030, the country hopes to recycle all of its waste. Bhutan’s constitution stipulates for Gross National Happiness and not bound by economic growth alone.

 

Taking a cue

 China and India jostling, both ,with climate change pollution and what not, can take cue from tiny wise Bhutan and thus increase the forest land following as an compulsory administrative measure with lucrative financial incentives to start with.

Pollution is largely man made problem and needs adequate solutions to wriggle it out to a great extent.

Bhutan’s commendable leadership is laudable as they refuse to budge from the commitment of keeping the kingdom Carbon negative.

The people of this so called Utopian country want democracy for the welfare of society.

The country held ist round of voting in September 2018 and final on 18th October 2018.

The first round results have shocked voters by voting out the party in power and regulating the unknown DRUK NYAMRUP TSHONGE Party  to the forefront runners status.

The youth unemployment ,corruption, abysmal poverty dampened the spirits of people and want  Monarch  to cede power to Prime Minister and Parliament.

The women are battling for the menace of sexism rampant in Bhutanese society.

Women Representation

Out of 188 candidates who fought the primary round of third democratic elections only 18 in September 2018 ,only 18 are women candidates. Women want more of its representatives to be in the Parliament to vouchsafe for their problems of leading safe and respectable lives in sex driven society.

The Bhutanese government through a consultative process, tried to push for 20 percent quota for women but failed to muster support.

 India Bhutan Relations

India ,unfortunately , in july 2013 resorted to withdraw all subsidies on the cooking gas and Kerosene to Bhutan, arguably the unquestioned ally

among the neighbours, thus creating huge crisis in the kingdom and impinging upon the bilateral relations severely.

The cut was seen as a result of Bhutan’s cosying up to Beijing.

However following the visit of the king Jigme Wanchuk, to New Delhi recently, the Govt of India has extended credit facilities to the tune of Rs 1000 crores .

The bilateral relations, since, then has been once again excellent one.

 

AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT

 Nearly 170 Afghans killed  and many more injured in poll-related violence on Saturday ,20th October 2018.

Most of the killings were in Kabul in multiple explosions , as per acting health Ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer.

Amidst the threat from Taliban the voting has been extended to Sunday in 360 polling centres across the country.

Despite the threat of violence large number of voters turned up at the polling centres to caste their votes.

Seventeen years ago, President George W. Bush sent American troops to fight out permanently the Islamic Jehadis.

US diplomats are currently holding high level talks with Taliban to end the bitter long fighting .

America desires to keep its hold on Afghanistan .

Taliban wants America and other allies to quit the country so that they could rule the country accordingly.

Afghans would like to have full say in running the country affairs without any hindrance from outside either from Washington or elsewhere.

But US argues that American presence is needed to ensure that Taliban doesnot fail to follow through the deal provisions clause by clause after negotiating a deal with American negotiators.

American point of view is valid as lookingto the deadly attack carried out by Taliban on Provincial governor’s compound in Kandhar on Thursday. This deadly attack killed   not only Kandhar police chief Abdul Raziq but also tried to target the US Army. General chief Austin Miller who escaped unhurt by the providence of nature.

 

Conclusion

But peace seems inevitable as both sides are tired of fighting the unending long war.

The UN disclosed in its survey that atleast 8000 Afghan

Civilians have been killed fighting through September this year alone.

Let us hope sanity rules the warring groups finally and both work assiduously for much awaited  indestructible durable peace bringing tranquility to the Afghans at last.

 

EMPOWERMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO GIRLS OF THE WORLD.

11th October 2012 was declared and inaugurated as International Day of Girls by the United General Assembly and is being celebrated with great fervour to instil confidence and empower the Girls of the world with education and skills of employment .

The situation as on today we need to know and contribute our mite to improve the prospects of girls power to an independent respectable lives.

A / 98 million girls drop out of secondary schools.

B/ About 12 million girls are married before the age of 18 every year.

C/ Approximately 6,500 to 7000 adolescent girls (aged 15 to 24) get infected with HIV every week.

Hence looking at the above statistics available, suggests the grave situation, and needs concrete steps to   arrest the rot and improvise on continuous basis till the problem is completely eradicated.

According to the United Nations the day “ aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges the girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights.”

Global Girls Alliance

Yesterday on International Day of the Girl, Michelle Obama said “ I’m proud to announce the Obama Foundation’s launch of the Global Girls Alliance, an effort to empower adolescent girls around the world through education, so that they can support their families, communities, and countries.

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 Michille  Obama with Girls of the world

When adolescent girls around the world are educated, amazing things start to happen. Poverty goes down, economies grow, families get stronger, babies are born healthier, and the world, by all accounts, gets better. But progress doesn’t happen overnight.

That is why the Obama Foundation’s Global Girls Alliance program is teaming up with GoFundMe to encourage people around the world to take action in support of girls education. We are providing a platform for grassroots leaders to seek funding for projects that can break down the physical, cultural, and financial walls that keep adolescent girls from getting an education and fulfilling their potential.”

A skilled Girl Force , one more Independant Organization,

is working hard to bring together partners and stakeholders together to absolve most pressing needs to train the girls for right skills to take up gainful employment .

This is stupendous task as 600 million adolescent girls will walk into the world’s workforce in the next 10 years. With 90% of those from the developing countries ,where low pay ,exploitation and human trafficking are some of the other challenges to be addressed to simultaneously.

The Govt Of India under illustrous PM Mr Nrender Modi has ,for instance ,started an ambitious campaign “Beti Bachao Beti Padav” a few years back to empower girls with education and safe environment to be economically independent and thus leading progressive lives to build a prosperous strong nation.

Girls are moving neck to neck to men in almost all walks of life to alleviate the poverty of the masses.

It is worth mentioning here that India as Country has been fighting the menace of conservative coercive social dogmatic male dominated society to enforce girls and boys both for free education through different Government Schemes since Independence itself resulting in the upliftment of vast educated women work force in all sections of society.

It is better to quote our great leader ISTPrime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru , who revered women power as essential to propel the society and Nation to great  heights.

Pt Nehru said ” the condition of Nation can be explained by looking at the status of women /girl.”

Conclusions

Every individual across the world can make a difference by associating one way or the other to embolden the spirit of Girls’ power to make a better beautiful world.

Some of the following actions could be thought of.

  1. With Social media on the upsurge one can easilyassociate with accounts of Girls saving organisations .

One prominent organization is Global Fund For Women    ,an organization investing in resources in women oriented movements. One can contribute monetarily or otherwise to work in different schemes for educatingskill improvement of Girls.

  1. .Relate the amazing great stories of your family women members to the next generation to induce and motivate them n for doing better in theirlives. . Quote their bright achievements as examples to excel. Grandmothers stories can be great tranquilisers.
  2. Yank out your old albums and frame some outstanding photos of your illustrious forefathers to apprise your girls boys of their valour stories.
  3. Be a philontropist.

Always be sporty to donate a small sum for the welfare of Girls and women organizations of world repute. Your small mite may contribute to the fortunes of many.

  1. Make a resolution to fight for the safety of Girls and women from sexual beasts. Rape is a great menace in the society of the world ,why not to address it seriously through by highlighting the causes at the national international forums.

According to the recent research from the university of Essex ,the more you nag your daughter the more successful she  will be in her life.

The nagging from primary parents, Father or Mother only can be more effective to achieve successful results .Expressing high expectations leads to more successful careers.

So be a positive Parent.

 

 

 

THE PARADISE LOST

The turquoise shimmering waters ,snow capped mountains ,dense forests and glorious flora and fauna of Kashmir –– the Paradise lost to Kashmiri Pandits, who were victims of ethnic cleansing from the valley by the Pakistani terrorists aided and abetted by pro Pakistani elements within the valley ,killing more than thousand of innocent Pandits way back in Dec 1989 and early 1990.

The phenomenon is repugnant of grave atrocities inflicting gruesome violence upon the women, thereby bruising and hurting the pride of the community .

The Kashmiri Pandits were left with no option than to flee the valley to become refugees in their own country.

In Jammu ,the Pandits were not welcome .

The locals feared that being upright and intelligent community ,they would usurp the jobs especially government ones of the locals.

When some migrant medical students ,numbering around85 , were re-admitted in the Jammu Medical college ,the locals grouped together and went on a flash strike supported by BJP. The strike lasted for two weeks.

The BJP local leaders declared that Kashmiri Pandits could live in Jammu as “Guests” only and issued a warning to the then Union Home Minister Mufti Sayeed and the Governor Mr G.C Saxena against the further influx of Kashmiri Pandits into Jammu.

Majority of Kashmiri pandits eventually settled in all Indian states .

However Maharashtra ,Karnataka were two states to welcome Kashmiri pandits offering admissions in professional colleges and with basic facilities for resettlement.

Delhi and other adjoining states followed the suite to receive and provide means to settle Pandits in large numbers.

 

Now after nearly 30 years of wilderness ,majority of  Pandits believe that their birthland ,Kashmir, a paradise , is lost for ever.

 

The National Political Parties are playing blame game and not paying any heed to the question of rehabilitation of Pandits in the valley.

The Parties like National Conference and PDP are in doldrums for their vacillating policy on the Kashmir impasse.

The move to boycott the Urban and Panchayat polls by both PDP and National Conference is defeat for both ,the centre and the main regional parties ,as the ultimate goal lies in fostering better relationship between Srinagar and New Delhi.

In absence of the main leaders ,Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti ,the centre hopes that new leaders may emerge from the grass roots to challenge the hegemony of these leaders.

A large number of Kashmiri Pandits in sheer desperation ,bitterness , and harbouring a feeling of being left out by the Congress in the hour of distress, inched towards BJP.

Reposing faith in the rheotrics of Prime Minister Narender Modi who addressed  a rally in Samba in December 2014,pledging to the settlement of Pandits in the valley.

 

There afterwards  Prime Minister Narender Modiji and his entourage Mr Amit Shah

maintained a stoic silence on the issue todate.

 

Consequently Pandits feel cheated and have no recourse to give vent to their feelings.

By now it must be clear  to all  that going back on the promises pledges made  as hardly surprising.

The Pandits do not count a vote bank for any Political Party as such. The number is so minuscule to attract any attention.

 The question of rehabilitation was an easy trap to wean away Pandits from the strong fold of Congress.

It is foregone conclusion that BJP is going to use the same rhetoric for Pandits in the 2019 elections. as well.

The exodus Pandit Card is being used by the Central Govt to browbeat Pakistan in International forums like UN ,SAARC, Etc. and nothing else.

Conclusion;

 Pandit’s Dilemma

Much water has flown under the seven Jhelum bridges since 1989/90.

Apparently under the prevailing circumtances the situation is not conducive for the Pandits to go back to the valley.

All of us know that the situation is worse than what was in 1990.

The youth of Kashmir being radicalized by the masterminds of terrorism in Pakistan is posing a grave threat to the peace in the valley. The policy of repression followed by the Govt of India may have added more fuel to the rise of violence and need concrete  strategy to douse the fire of vengeance.

The lives of even reticent peace loving Kashmiri Muslim are  miserable who  otherwise are eager to seek peace and tranquility . They need to muster courage to stand up against the militants and help the Central authorities to thwart the   acts of violence.

 

Due to lack of definite policy,strategy The militants across the border have been killing both Army and the J&K police personnel in large numbers every day.

The recent gruesome killing of Policemen, Nissar Ahmad, and SPOs Firdous Ahmad, and Kulwant singh in Batagund and adjoining areas of Shopian

has shaken the 1.2 lakh strong contingent of Jammu and Kashmir police force, with six SPOs announcing their resignations on social media.

The abrogation of Article 370 may prompt Kashmiri Pandits to move to the valley for good.

But who has the courage and determination to do it.

The BJP, being in opposition hollered from the roof tops for doing away with the Article 370 ,but now in power for more than 4 years lacks the lion’s courage to implement it.

The muscular military policy persuaded by the Centre has yielded no positive results so far .

 

The truth stands only reconciliation on give and take basis between New Delhi and Srinagar can cement the relations permanently.

The wait for permanent settlement of Kashmiri Pandits seems long one, as very few acknowledge the pain suffered by them.

 

AFGHANISTAN IN TURMOIL

Assault on City of Ghazni

 

Afghanistan continues to be in turmoil ,having no respite whatsoever, the latest  assault (midnight11th August 2018) on the city of Ghazni, engulfing almost all city’s 19 districts ,was most planned lethal operation on Nationwide scale by Taliban.

The City of Ghazni ,less than 100 miles from the capital Kabul ,was literary burning ,as Taliban laid siege to the city in a surprise attack, pounding with bomb craters capturing the districts ,thereby ravaging the provincial capital city to shreds.

The carnage and devastating war remains in the city of 1,50,000 were eye sore for the Afghans .

The Afghan soldiers numbering 1500 no match to the massive onslaught of Taliban and struggling to contain the resurgent Taliban.

As per TIME an average of 7 adults and two children out of ten were killed every day in the past six months of this year.

The figures show 2018 as the deadliest year of the war.

The battle of Ghazni did not come out of the blue.

Five of the US special forces teams along with 150 Afghan commands had left the City to fight ISISK—ISISKhorasan, an offshoot of Syrian based Terrorist group operating in Afghanistan since 2015,. ISISK had terrorised the people in Nangarhar provinces ,through executions , attacking Govt buildings , including a suicide bombings.

The group conducted suicide boming at a Kabul education centre killing dozens of people instantly.

The joint operation carried successfully to quell the ISISK attack by killing around 200 fighters and freeing the occupied territories.                                                          Source Time

The leader of Islamic state (ISISK) group Abu Saad Erhabi,the fourth leader to be killed in the joint attack on the group’s hide out in Nangarhar province.                        source(BBC)

 

The Taliban took advantage of the absence of US special forces in the city of Ghazni and sneaked in stealthily with weapons and fighters with the connivance of some security guards guarding the city borders.

The Taliban insurgents attacked Govt buildings, destroyed Telecommunication center, burnt down the TV station in one go, thus bringing the throbbing City to a grinding halt.

The US special operations Command responded instantly by deploying 12 –man Green Beret Teams from Ist special Forces group along with Afghan Forces ,knowing well to take alternative longer route because of land mines being planted along the main  road to the Ghazni city.

The US and Afghan joint forces fought relentlessly for five consecutive days to inflict severe damages on the Taliban vehicles and fighters and occupied the make shift post on the outskirts of the city.

The Taliban fighters retreated and the fighting had died down significantly.

The Afghan Soldiers supported by American special forces aided by Fighters -16, MQ Reaper aerial drones fought   fiercely and routed the enemy completely within five days. The Afghan Forces and American special forces of joint operation pushed deeper into the city further to drive out the Taliban completely from the city areas occupied temporarily.

Nearly 226 Taliban insurgents were killed in the operation .

 

“Tactically, operationally and strategically, the Taliban achieved nothing with this failed attack except another eye-catching, but inconsequential headline,” said U.S. Army Lieut. Colonel Martin O’Donnell, spokesman for the U.S.-led international military coalition in Kabul

  Brigadier General Dadan Lawang, the commander of the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps, said that 112 Afghan military and police were killed, and 56 were wounded. He said his team was reviewing its security posture to guard against future attacks. “We need to ensure this never happens again,” he says.                                            source Time

 

 Conclusion  

Afghanistan is rattling with war for over two decades with little or no hope of peace.

The Trump administration’s long military strategy  defending the population areas ,leaving remote countryside to Taliban does not seem to be in tune with ground realties.

The President of Afghanistan Mr Ashraf Ghani on August 17 blamed Pakistan for the Ghazni attack by Taliban. “ the Taliban fighters are streaming back across Pakistan borders.” He said angrily looking at the devastations caused in the city of Ghazni.

The Taliban need to be annihilated for good.

The Afghanistan needs to seal borders completely and through diplomatic channels bring pressure on Pakistan through other Muslim friendly countries to desist from assisting Taliban .

Trump needs to seize the opportunity to usher peace to the ravaged country by providing technical  assistance in insulating borders to stop insurgents crossing over to Afghanistan apart from the current military partnership already in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAHUL GANDHI ; A FORCE TO RECKON WITH.

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From the stunning hug and cheeky wink it is as clear as summer’s sunny day that Rahul Gandhi is a force to reckon with and ready to take on Modi on an even keel in one to one fight in Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

Throwing off his ‘shehzada’ ‘Pappu’ mantle into political dustbin, Rahul Gandhi marches ahead from Hussar to General in his forays of India’s political leadership.

Rahul Gandhi ‘s soul stirring incisive speech with relentless attack on the Prime Minister Mr Modiji during the no- confidence motion debate sets the tone for the battle lines being drawn.

The aggressive pitch of his speech highlighting relevant Govt failures convinced the treasury benches apart from the opposition, that novice Rahul Gandhi is gone and a leader with confidence, conviction and compassion has finally arrived on Indian political scene.

Let us analyse the profile of Rahul

After making a scathing attack, Rahul Gandhi’s snuggle hugging Prime Minister Modiji ,demonstrated that political differences need not impair the relations and respect for one another in the vituperative political atmosphere.

A definitely good gesture on part of Rahul Gandhi but Modiji did not reciprocate the same, instead made butt of the joke in his speech and thus demonstrated his lack of political statesmanship essential for a leader of his stature.

But Rahul Gandhi has managed to rattle Modi and gave enough reason to everybody to define Rahul with more clarity and leadership acumen.

The fact is that both Modiji and Amit shah are constantly attacking ,browbeating Rahul demonstrates clearly that his stature has grown in their eyes and perceive him as a potent threat to them.

Also,whenever BJP gets an opportunity to belittle Rahul ,they do not leave anything to chance but vociferously assail him and malign him to their fill.

 

For instance an Urdu daily Inquilab reported that Rahul Gandhi saying that the congress was a party of Muslims, although a gross misrepresentation of his conversation with a group of intellectual Muslims, BJP demanded explanation from Rahul so much so taunting him for claiming a Shiv Bakht on one hand and simultaneously hobnobbing with Muslim intellectuals on the other hand.

These erratic actions on part of the ruling party has propelled Rahul Gandhi to the center stage and given him reason to imbibe confidence by asserting that he and his party ,the Congress, stand for all marginalized people irrespective of caste color and creed.

 Clearly the battle for 2019 elections are announced.

Modi recently flared up at an investment summit in Lucknow ,stating he was not afraid of aligning with businessmen, as the nation building requires “joint efforts of industralists,as well as farmers,workers,bankers and civil servants”

Lambasting at Congress UPA coalition in 2014 election as scam bunch and talked proudly of his success in cooking Congress’s goose then.

The million dollar question is ;Will BJP repeat the election success in 2019.?

Perhaps not. The Modi Govt has failed to live up to the expectations of deliverance of good governance in totality.

In fact has done little to tone up economic growth beyond 6% to 7% .

The promise of new India free from corruption and capital cronyism has not been eventually realized.

Instead mob lynchings in name of cow protection ,rape of women ,communal divide and victimization of Dalits have become almost order of the day.

.Demonetisation was bungled badly The good economic reform GST was badly implemented. The price rise of oils petrol and diesel has put people on the mat.

 

Rahul Gandhi has started mobilizing the opposition including Mamata Banerjee and Mayawati by upholding the democratic values and declared that Congress is willing to accept any non-RSS backed Prime Ministerial Candidate ,depending upon the outcome of elections in 2019.

He is fast imbibing the nuances of political manoeuvres  to project himself as a kind large hearted political opponent to Modi.

On Saturday ,August 4 in a bid to show unity Rahul Gandhi shared plateform and also spoke at the opposition congegration “opposition stands united” against BJP’s “assault” on India’s history and culture.

Taking on Nitish Rahul said “if Bihar chief Minister is actually ashamed of the sexual abuse on minor girls,it should be reflected in his actions.” “ we arehere to send a message we are with women and children ,we are not going backtrack.” He said.

With the sexual abuse cases at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur (Bihar),the event being organized by RJD at Jantar Mantar, Delhi , the protest venue .

Tejashwi  of RJD said “ the state govt has completely failed to maintain law and order. This dharna is not political one but only those who want perpetrators of the crime to be punished have come together.” He concluded

Thus the election in 2019 may not be easy cakewalk for Mr Modi as in 2014 as resurgent Rahul Gandhi poses a determined threat.

 

Conclusions


Rahul Gandhi ,a polite graceful leader is seen as a messiah , talisman by the downtrodden harassed ,traumatised Indians and more than that he is cleansing Congress of partisan thus a great solace to multitudes for perceiving a better India bereft of hate, violence in name of religion caste and divisive politics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUMP’S WORLD

Much awaited meeting

 The President Donald Trump’s much awaited crucial meeting with President Vladmir V. Putin in Helsinki ,Finland on July 16 ended with a note of assurance for building a better future relations amongst the two world powers .

The meeting began with President Trump a bit restive and President Putin putting on a stony look.

But Flamboyant President Trump took the lead to break the ice by congratulating President Putin on a really great Soccer world cup   “One of the best ever what everybody tells me. And for your team ,itself, doing so well.” And thereafter the meeting went on smoothly .

 

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Trump and Putin addressing News Conference. 16TH JULY 2018.

 

Afterward , the two leaders held press conference where both addressed to the accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

Mr Putin said in response to a question at the news conference “ President Trump mentioned the so called interference of Russia in the American elections.I had to reiterate things I said several times that the Russian State

has never interfered and is not to interfere in the internal affairs of America including the election process.”

Mr Trump replied when asked whether he believed his American agencies ,which allege that Russia interfered in 2016 United States elections or Putin.

“ They think is Russia .I have President Putin – he just said it is not Russia ,I do not see any reason why it would be”

Mr Trump regarded it as ‘ misconduct of Democrats during the campaign.’

Mr Putin took more frontal approach “ As to who is to be believed ,as to who is not to be believed ,you can trust no one .

Where did you got this idea that President Trump trusts me or that I trust him. He defends the interests of United States of America and I defend the interests of the Russian Federation. We do have interests in common and we are looking for points of contact”

 

Trump said “ what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working as on the case come and work with their investigators with respect to the 12 people .I think that is an incredible offer.”

 

In a later tweet Mr Trump wrote “ As I said today and many times before, ‘I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people’. However , I also recognize that in order to build a brighter future , we cannot focus on the past — as the world’s two ,largest powers , we must get along”.

On Monday in a couple of Tweets Mr Trump branded the special Counsel Investigation into Russia’s election interference “Rigged Witch Hunt . Many years of U.S foolishness and stupidity .”

He even clarified “ I hold both countries responsible . I think United States has been foolish . I think we all have been foolish”

He continued further ,” our relationship has never been worse than it is now .However that changed as of about four hours ago. I really believe that.”

 

But back home some Senators ,both Republican as well as Democrats echoed discontentment , remorse and a silent protest through Tweets.

 

Jeff Flake , a retiring Senator from Arizona said on a Twitter

“ I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful”.

 

Senator Ben Sasse, Republican from Nebraska said “This is bizarre and flat out wrong.”   “The United States not to be blamed.” he concluded.

Representative Justin Amash from Michigan put on Twitter “A person can be in favour of improving relations with Russia ,in favour of meeting with Putin and still think something is not right.”

Democrats spoke more brazenly.

Senator Edward .J. Markey of Massachusetts called Mr Trump’s performance as “national embarrassment”        

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on the press Conference that Moscow and Washington could cooperate to reduce volatility in the oil market thus making US a sort of silent partner in OPEC .

Sources NYT/WashingtonPost

 

 

Conclusions

President Tump ,however naive and egomaniac at times , deserves kudos for taking on one –on –one meeting with his counter part Mr Putin to improve relations and cooperation between two powerful Nations to foster much needed peace and thus ensure a better future and tackle global problems on hand with determination , despite areas of disagreement.

 

The annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by Russia and Trump’s withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal are some of the many areas of disagreement to address to.

However Mr Putin was glad to admit that the war in Syria could be “the first showcase example of successful joint work” between two countries.

In this era of strong man politics,fear ,resentment ,xenophobia and bigotry around the world ,Mr Trump took courage in his both hands to meet President Putin for well meaning meeting.

Mr Trump is a leader who believes in making things happen rather than beating about the bush.

Mr Putin must be equally glad to be in the club of global leaders.