Wednesday, April 9, 2014

There is nothing like Aam Aadmi in AAP anymore.

We love underdogs and everybody wants them to win. To show that their is hope in this world and world is not just for privileged few. The success story of AAP in Delhi elections was not just because they got 28 seats but because they got 28 seats with almost all unknown candidates. Common man like us, the Aam Aadmi. Sadly though post the govt. formation the arrival of so called celebrities has hijacked the party to the extent that its Aam Aadmi anymore. Infact it has more khaas aadmis, than even BJP & Congress. I would summarize how AAP has gone horribly wrong.

Celebrity Endorsement
The affluent list includes Journalists Ashutosh, Ashish Khaitan , Shazia Ilmi, Jarnail Singh, Rakhi Birla; artists Gul Panag, Javed Jaffrey, Balwant Mann, Kumar Vishwas; ex CEO's Meera Sanyal, Balakrishnan, host of famous naxalites or so called activists, dynastic sons Rajmohan Gandhi, Adarsh Shastri. You can't single out even a single candidate in Delhi as an Aam Aadmi on the contrary their personal wealth ranges in crores. Who are we kidding then when we say this party will look at interests of aam aadmi when it no longer trusts the very aam aadmi volunteers that helped it in Delhi Elections. Why did it get difficult for the dictatorial style driven party to give tickets to worthy candidates instead of media hogging retards. Media created huge hype on BJP stalwarts being sidelined and tickets given to worthy candidates. Nobody mentioned the ploy that AAP now has done so cleverly.

  • AAP tried to pass the bill to waive off the bills for AAP supporters who played along with Kejriwal. This type of self centered motive driven policy is a type of corruption and the courts were wise enough to stop this. The policy reminds the Congress reservation tactics. 
  • Manish Sisodia misused NGO funds and giving fake expense bills.
  • The IAS officer who gave clean chit to Vadra and replaced honest Khemka, Yudhvir Khayalia,is fighting on AAP ticket from Hissar.
  • Gurnam Singh Chudni wife Balwant Kaur given ticket from Kurukshetra after backlash of nominating Chudni first who is involved in illegal land grabbing acitivities & mass corruption
  • Former bureacurat Arun Bhatia and realtor DS Kulkarni alleged dishonesty and lack of transparency in ticket distibution by AAP.
  • Kejriwal's Uncle is rather infamous for being part of Land Mafia and regularly using influence to intimidate people. 
  • Mahender Singh, AAP Nominee from North west Delhi forced to resign after he accuses Rakhi Birla for demanding 7 lakh rupees. AAP reaction to this is it replaced Mahender Singh with Rakhi Birla. Amazing !!!
Women Rights
  • Spamnath Bharti along with his supporters misbehaved with Ugandan women and forced them to pee in public. Also famous for the company that spammed porn links. 
  • Yudhvir Khayalia is also facing sexual harassment charges. Wonder how much he paid, err donated to get AAP ticket.
  • AAP founder member and former diplomat Madhu Bhaduri quit party because women are not respected and that humanity within AAP is dead.
  • Mayank Gandhi says that  those people will give vote to Rakhi sawant who think "jinko maza maarna hoga".
  • AAP Workers in Mumbai apparently tears an old lady cop trousers during a rally in Mumbai
Criminal cases
  • 19% of AAP Candidates in fray for third phase have serious criminal cases including murder and extortion. Data taken from affidavits filed by candidates during nomination
  • 30 % AAP candidates from MP are billionaires and 40 percent have criminal cases against them.
  • Narendra Mohanty, from Kandhamal Orissa was nominated having 28 criminal cases with 3 attempt to murder, one attempt to murder and one dacoity & murder.
  • Ashutosh, the famous journalist has 3 cases against him.
Congress B Team
  • AAP, formed govt with Congress support based on a fake referendum stabbing on back the very supporters who voted it.
  • They hawk at BJP's nomination to congress candidates, but a closer analysis of the whole party strengthens the conclusion that AAP is the favourite hunting ground of ex Congress'ites. Take the curious case of Yogendra Yadav a self confessed "Salim", Served as a personal advisor to Rahul Gandhi in the 2009 elections and member of Sonia Gandhi's National Advisory Council. He is now famous for his increasing reservations speech and now popular inflammatory speech against Modi in Mewat.
  • Rakhi Birla - A reporter of a local news network Jain TV. Her father was again unsurprisingly member of Congress.
  • Shazia Ilmi - Previously a journalist and anchor with Star News now rechristened ABP news. She belongs to a family who are members of Congress and BSP. She fought elections in Delhi Assembly but lost. Chances are she will fight for MP also.
  • Kejriwal has been accused of having close ties with congress by AAP's own Ashwani Upadhaya and had even travelled to germany with Ashish Talwar, UPA Chairperson and close aide of Sonia Gandhi. Kejriwal in lucknow rally said that only Congress president Sonia Gandhi can ensure a strong jan lokpal, which can put all corrupt politicians behind bars, be it those belonging to BSP, SP and BJP.
  • Medha Patkar who is linked with Congress party for fueling sentiments post Gujrat riots nominated by AAP from Mumbai not gujrat.
  • Mukul Tripathi forced to withdraw candidature against Salman Khurshid, says the party is corrupt as donations given in person are never accounted and go straight to Delhi office. 
  • Also, Ashwani Upadhaya alleges that in a secret meeting between Salim Yogendra Yadav & Manish Sisodia with Ahmed Patel & Sandeep Dixit of Congess at Aman Hotel owned by Vadra and it was finalized that party will grow weak against Congress heavy weights. No wonder you don't see candidates against Sonia Gandhi Salman Khurshid, Sachin Pilot & A Raja, 
  • Why does nobody from AAP ever gets prosecuted?? They had dharna outside rail bhawan FIRs were filed nothing was done. Somnath Bharti's spam and porn links aside police came with report blaming him for Khirki Incident, nothing was done. They held violent protests outside BJP office, no idea what happened after that. Inks were thrown by AAP;s own volunteers at Yogendra Yadav nothing was done to him, Arvind Kejriwal was slapped and hit by his own AAP volunteers still nothing was done. If they make Jarnail Singh,the person who is messiah of all shoe throwers people a nominee for LS seat they will generally follow in his footsteps for their minutes of fame.
Drama, Tamasha
  • Media hungry party always looking to create a tamasha out of nothing. 
  • Sat on dharna outside Rail Bhavan when in power just before Republic Day just to save face of Spamnath Bharti. Reports have proved he was responsible for all the drama at Khirki. 
  • Quit govt in 49 days to fight Lok Sabha elections and proving everybody that its because of Jan Lokpal. Simple logic, if AAP claims that it brought down corruption in just 49 days without Jan Lokpal then what was the hype about?? They could have carried out like that for five years. But no, they wanted to satisfy and gain on hype to fight national. Immediately after this their pitch changed from Anti Congress to Anti Modi overnight.
  • Fooled people with free electricity and water promises but at the end gave it subsidy and only to few people.
  • Created hype over CWG audit which till date has revealed nothing, they were no paper still can't give a single proof against the power companies except allegations against Ambani.
  • Claimed to install bus night shelters but poor execution with very few working and that too in worse conditions and poorly planned.
  • Left in lurch the nursery admissions and parents of over a lakh kids had to suffer a harassing three month delay.
Destabalizing India
  • Ex RAW officer gives conclusive evidence that Kejriwal is India's biggest scam and funded by CIA. Recent revelation about Cuban Twitter revolution created by america has an uncanny resemblance to the social campaign run by AAP. Venezuela's Hugo Chavez wrecked its economy and has a story parallel to Kejriwal.
  • Arvind Kejriwal himself declared that Communalism is a bigger problem then Corruption to gather minority votes. Yogendra Yadav said that he is commonly called as Salim when he visited muslim communities. 
  • AAP's founding member Ashwini Upadhaya alleges party funded by CIA and has gross corruption
  • Arvind Kejriwal says that no party will get a majority this time and we should have fresh elections next year when AAP doesn't achieve majority. Crores of money are spent on every elections and a depleting economy can we really afford this. Crucial decisions remain pending and unstable govt lead to flux in development. he should have realized that if he really felt about aam aadmi.
Please vote with sense, logic and for stability. Everybody felt emotional four months ago, its time to get logical.
"Dikhawe pe mat jaao, apni akal lagao"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Why I support Narendra Modi 4 PM

Most of my friends know that I was born in Gujrat but very few that I was born in the same district as Mr Modi was, seperated by around 35 years & 35 kms. Even though my father relocated to Delhi, my grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces all still live there. So even though most of my education has been in Delhi, I have had a chance to explore Gujrat very closely having been a regular visitor.

I grew up with the fact that my birthplace, Unjha had the biggest spice market in Asia for Jeera, Sounf and Isabgol with my family involved in processing and trading. The fact that inspite of our family being fairly popular in Unjha, there always used to be a divide between Gujratis and Non Gujratis living in Gujrat and my father had to fight it out against the frequent violent attacks & lawsuits when he first setup base there. Also, every other house had relatives settled outside India working from US to Africa at various levels. Aspiring doctors in Gujrat, who failed to get a entry into an MBBS seat. got degrees from Russia and come and practice here with ancestral setups. Meanwhile a typical gujrati lived a very humble lifestyle but was a hardworking and shrewd businessman. A lot has already been popularized on that but the one fact that stood out was Gujrat was never very strong on education. The word IIT never existed in their dictionary and IIMs were only known for a supposed campus in Ahmedabad. People used to send their young kids to work as interns to learn the trade of business rather than on a reputed higher education outside state. Electricity was fairly regular except on Wednesday's when it used to celebrate its weekly load shedding.Whenever it used to rain heavily it used to flood in our house with roads and holes washed up.

Years rolled by, I got older and didn't much visit there. It was probably during my college vacations that I went again after many years, since then visits have been irregular but richer. Somethings had changed, some didn't. My uncles were working in partnership with local gujratis. Most of the staff of our family business working with us since I was born were still there. The Russian doctor was finding it difficult to build base compared to local ones. Electricity was fairly regular. Roads were proper and an excellent highway was built there that lead me to a place where I had my first go karting experience near Ahmedabad. Cousins were gaming online on a fairly good network speed. In ways more than one it felt better than Delhi. One of my cousin was planning to go Kota to prepare for engineering. Years later his younger brother prepared for JEE in our hometown and yesterday gave his exams with the center in the same district.

Yes, Gujrat was better earlier but it's a less discussed fact that Gujrat was slowly being let down by poor govt.  for many years. They had stopped thinking of any scope for improvement. When Narendra Modi was made CM in October, 2001, Gujrat was plagued with abuse of power, corruption and ineffective administration. The earthquake of January,2001 had not been properly handled and with a year to go to elections BJP was looking at saving face. Narendra Modi, famous for being a diligent worker took the challenge. Matters became worse when in barely 2 months, Gujrat Riots came as a rude awakening to him. Both the earthquake and riots had completely wreaked havoc in Gujrat and it was facing a severe downfall. Critics always argue & make images about an already developed Gurat in the 80's & 90's but ignore this important timeline of 2001-2 that changed everything.

Massive rehabilitation program to those affected both by earthquake and riots was taken swiftly. He knew if Gujrat had to grow it had to develop and retain its talent. Those gujratis who earlier used to flock to go abroad now were encouraged to build a strong manufacturing base in Gujrat itself. Testimonial to this fact is ask any purchase manager of any manufacturing plant in India, chances are he might be sourcing some thing or other from Gujrat. Several hubs for manufacturing and numerous startups have been setup in Gujrat. Several companies have setup bases for research and development there. All this has happened because simplification in clearances and removal of red tapism. Doing business in Gujrat is easy and lead time to set up & get it working is lowest in India. Moreover the exchange of money is transparent and has business reliability of fulfilling orders very high. Women safety is unparallel and my wife can vouch on that. Having worked in Baroda for three years as a sales manager she had no hassles travelling alone in night, where as in Delhi its impossible. Gujrat is probably the safest state where women are treated with utmost respect.

We crib every time when rains happened and Delhi roads are filled with potholes. In Gujrat preventive development takes place now instead of reactive. Highways and roads are build before their need arises, similar is the case of infrastructure for residence and office spaces. Water, electricity & road connections are put up before the industrial site develops. You don't have statistics for such things but these are the things that maximize the chances of growth & development. The people then need to worry about work and their own business rather on basic needs. The biggest positive is no scheme in Gujrat is carried out with the intention of giving advantage to a particular religion, community, sect. Opportunities are open to all and that's when real development happens. To build & maintain these standards consistently for a decade is no mean feat.

Narendra Modi has done all of this with practical, executable steps. He has applied the simple principle of problem solving by walk through and eliminating the wastes. Encouraged the companies in Gujrat to expand and setup bases not only for local market but exports also. Amul Dudhsagar setup a factory in Manesar and added another in Dharuhera is a perfect example. A cooperative movement has been given impetus to explore and move beyond the comfort zone. I know this because we are currently vendors to both the plants. At a time when I see manufacturing sector literally being finished up in Haryana with visionary policies of Hooda and Manmohan Singh, every CEO is discussing with us how to relocate to Gujrat.

In my view I think by far the smartest thing Narendra Modi has done is when he focused on tourism. I have traveled almost the whole of Gujrat and it didn't excite me much as a holiday destination. But the way he has packaged the whole Gujrat Tourism is spell bounding. The roads are good, it is safe to travel with women and finally the maintenance of all the key tourist locations is amazing. Jain Tourism is a big draw in Gujrat now. Temples have been renovated and Ambaji, Somnath and Umiya Mata look grander everytime I visit. The wildlife attractions at Gir have been modernized and you chances of sighting are visibly increased with the pre-decided routes unlike the disappointing Jim Corbett. Places like Daman & Diu also have benefited though largely because of prohibition in Gujrat. It is this vision that India desperately needs today.

We need a man who can do the unthinkable. To ideate, innovate and EXECUTE the ideas. UPA has lead us back by 20 years we need to catch up. From plushy, air-conditioned offices in service industry most of us think we need a revolution aka Kejriwal but what we currently need is a man with a head who doesn't confront the system creating more distrust. Kejriwal brought down the govt because Jan Lokpal was not implemented but still he says that he brought the corruption down in 49 days. This whole points fails logically because if the corruption has fallen in just 49 days without Jan Lokpal then how much impact it could have done even if it was not implemented.

Demographic dividend advantage will not last long. If nothing is done as of now, it will come back to haunt us, similar to what China is facing currently. We need someone with a rationale mind who uses the system and brings accountability and efficiency in it to get desired result. Modi has never been a selfish man but a patriotic person who has challenged things the way they are carried out. 12 years of peaceful rule and he has turned Gujrat back into a formidable force. We need something similar to happen in India. Its the manufacturing sector that is the only hope for creating jobs and reviving the economy. Slowly and slowly Indians are becoming trader puppets in the hands of Chinese companies. Most of the business is currently just importing manufactured goods from China and branding and selling here. We need to change that to run our economy and give jobs to people. India needs to progress, generate jobs before the Services bubble bursts and slowing Agriculture disappoints us.

Narendra Bhai Modi's speech at the Manifesto release says it all. " Main aap sabhi ke unnati ke liye sab kuch karuga, apne liye kuch nahi karuga, badle ki bhavna se kabhi kuch nahi karuga"

Hope that happens and we earn our place in world which we deserve.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Jhumri Talliya People upset with AAP for not making any twitter handle in their name

The magical mythical city of Jhumri Talliya has been quite famous among Indians from time im-memorial. It has always been said that any unique person having jaw dropping ideas is said to be automatically assumed to have come from Jhumri Talliya. AAP being a party formed on similar revolutionary ideas can be said to be have strong relations with this place. Inspite of this Jhumri Talliya residents are upset that AAP has still not made any twitter handle in their name.

It must be mentioned that AAP has a strong presence in twitter and competes strongly with BJP for space. Even though Congress prides itself with several ORIGINAL IDs under people belonging from Republic of Tuvalvu to Mogadishu, it hasn't been taken seriously by congress state offices. But AAP which prides itself as party of IITians, has taken twitter by storm and has quite an active number of volunteers. Apparently, with AAP expanding its frontiers from Delhi to cover India and subsequently to entire World is also planning to setup branches in Neptune, Pluto and even outside Milky Way. To highlight this AAP has setup twitter accounts from each of the cities, state and countries separately. So much so that there are places where you will have two AAP accounts like @OdishaAAP and @AAPOdisha.

Seeing this people of Jhumri Talliya were hopeful that AAP would not only have twitter account in its name but also setup office there. Meanwhile, the local leader Sheikh Chilli is even prepping up to get a nomination under AAP ticket. He has also highlighted the fact that he has clocked a total of 3 days of Dharna to prepare for the same.

On highlighting this to Ankit Lal, IT Admin of AAP, he said that he realizes there has been an error in this and they are planning to get it corrected. Inside reports however say that delay has been because of lack of funds. The automated software setup to send mass twitter messages currently has an upper limit on no. of accounts. They have requested for additional funding to buy more space for accounts. They say that some Modi agents are unnecessarily highlighting this trivial issue and it will be sorted soon. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stealing Pen needs to be made a criminal offense

Pen Stealing is quite a popular event in schools, colleges and offices in India. But what was assumed to be a harmless activity has now risen to alarming levels. Situation has risen to such an extent that even profitable startups are finding difficult to break even because of Pen picketing by prospective clients. Beside monetary losses, reports have emerged of possible long term devastating consequences.
Traditionally pen has been an important tool in Indian's arsenal and they have always believed that pen is mighter than swords. Schools in India gradually shift the students to pen from pencil hoping to extract the maximum benefit from this saying. Its another thing that many kids use this phrase during pen fighting which is a popular gaming activity during school hours. A Fight club is also being planned with ideas of introducing pen fight in Olympics. But, pen picketing has become a common phenomenon in almost all the institutes & workplaces. It starts with simple borrowing of pens from friends and then pretending to forget giving back to owner. Complacency on the part of owner gives the thief liberty to feel the ownership of the product and hence the development of habit as an acceptable behavior.
Psychologists have warned that these people show tendency to become criminals in future. A popular report by Indian Psychiatric Institute has now come with a verified reports and also cites the example of popular politicians turned criminals who once used to steal the pen. Names have been withheld as of now for obvious reasons. This report has triggered massive outrage among honest kids and officegoers who find it very difficult to regularly buy new pens through their monthly allowance or salaries. Also, the person who loses the pen suffers great pain and agony. The above report also confirms that productivity of person goes down and some cases have also lead to severe depression & loss of sanity.
Arvind Kejriwal is planning a dharna to introduce this law immediately and postpone the elections until this has been implemented. He says that pen picketing gives rise to corruption and thus all politicians with records of pen picketing should be arrested and banned immediately. An associate of Arvind Kejriwal joked that his pen was once taken by Kejriwal but has not be returned since. Kejriwal replied that allegations are wrong and that person is Ambani agent and he borrowed the pen to write his book Swaraj and now he should feel proud of that. That associate is now declared as ex associate and his membership to AAP cancelled.
Cashing on this, GPS companies have come up with solutions and are retrofitting pens with locators which can be tracked. The equipment costs Rs 1000 and can only be put in all pens priced from Re 1 to Re 1000. They are also providing free download of Android and iOS apps. 
Currently we do not have any laws that cover pen lost & recovery. Still swift actions regarding these complaints are taken by police through either LOL or GPL. But people now want more stricter action against habitual offenders.
Meanwhile, Pen manufacturing companies have secretly met with Rahul Gandhi and have been assured that all action will be transparently and women will be empowered to file RTI regarding this. Feeling helpless they are organizing donation drives for Corrupt Politicians Welfare Fund.

Hope all sense prevails and this landmark bill passes through voice vote if and when it comes to parliament.