Kamal Morarka

Good time for BJP, not so good time for democracy

 Posted by Kamal Morarka under Blog
First of all the Supreme Court in Pakistan has disqualified Nawaz Sharif from being an MNA and, therefore, from being the Prime Minister. Unfortunately, if one goes through the judgment, it is not a sound judgment in the sense that Panama Papers are still under investigation. They have not come to any conclusion on Panama papers. The reason for his disqualification is he showed an entry of 10000 dirham in his return which accrued to him but not received by ...

BJP’s Policy : Congress-Mukt Bharat and Congress-yukt BJP

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The Bihar Government, ever since the Mahagatbandhan victory over the BJP, has been functioning very hesitatingly and with lot of hurdles. The main reason is that the outlook of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav are totally poles apart. The trigger of breaking alliance was the charges of corruption against the Deputy Chief Minister and Lalu’s Son Tejaswi Yadav. Lalu made his own readings of electorates and decided not to replace his son with another person, and insisted that his ...

GST Agitation: Govt. Needs Pro-active Approach To Assuage Traders’ Anger

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The president has been elected. There were no surprises. Ramnath Kovind is a responsible senior leader. I am sure he will do justice to his position. Of course he is from the BJP side but that is how it should be. The ruling party is always sponsors the presidential candidate, on should have no grudge for that. Other thing that is important is the GST. It is not easy to change the system in a short time. But a start has ...

India’s got more problems to address than start war with china

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The events which are mentioned in news are not very encouraging. There is talk of giving Ganga cleaning contract to the Israelis. While we do not object as rational people as long as the work is done with good technology, it is for the Hindutva forces to see whether they want Ganga to be clean by the Jews. England, Germany and France have already offered technology earlier. So this government as usual wants to appease somebody and tease other countries. ...

You cannot break the hearts of people and win the country

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The newspapers were full of reports of Prime Minister’s visit to Israel, the first prime minister to do so in the history of diplomatic relations between the two countries. As usual this government has perfected the art of giving selective information. While they say that Narendra Modi is the first prime minister to go to Israel which is correct, the fact that diplomatic relations were establish 25 years ago which is also correct but they want to hide the fact ...

Agrarian distress: Loan waiver is not the answer

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This week the newspapers were full of prime minister’s visit to the US. For India, the US is an important country and prime minister visiting them is important. Unfortunately, contents of the discussions etc. are not known. As always it is a good idea for a prime minister to call on the new president of the US, because India has got many matters of concern, especially regarding the US attitude towards terrorism, towards H1B visas, etc. etc. Between the lines ...

Govt.’s Crude, Clumsy Pursuance of Political Vendetta

 Posted by Kamal Morarka under Blog
First of all the government has belatedly given out its mind of the selection of the presidential candidate. The Prime Minister should have done this much earlier. Traditionally, the president has been sponsored by the ruling party. Few times there have been elections, sometimes only formal elections, and once actual elections between two candidates both sponsored by the different sections of the Congress party, but it is always desirable that a president should be a person of stature and should ...

Why One Yardstick for Kashmir & Another for Northeast?

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Country is passing through interesting time, though the situation has become difficult. A Rajasthan High Court judge just before retiring pronounced that cow should be made national animal and passed some comment on peacock, which is so stupid that I wonder how this man could reach to the high court! But the large publicity that press gives to such obiter dicta, which is not part of the judgment, does not make sense. The cow as it is a sensitive issue, ...

PM’s Deafening Silence On Kashmir

 Posted by Kamal Morarka under Blog
Situation in Kashmir is getting out of hand. Although one can say the Kashmir problem has been there since 1948, but it was really in 1990s (especially after 1987 elections in Kashmir, which was largely perceived to be rigged) that the real problem started. Throughout the 1990s we had difficult situations, then with some modicum of order elections were held etc. etc. Now with the current formation of PDP-BJP coalition, the matters have gone totally out of control. The reason ...

Do not use disagreeable language

 Posted by Kamal Morarka under Blog
After the death of Jayalalitha the party appears to have chosen Shashikala as their leader. It is their business whom they appoint as their leader. Having been elected leader of the legislature party the governor has no business to delay her swearing in as Chief Minister. The fact that the governor is a BJP appointee and holds office of Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, he is acting against the constitution by absenting himself from Chennai and deliberately delaying the ...
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