Thursday, 25 October 2012

there is Nothing called Father of Nation

Mahatma Gandhi cannot be accorded the 'Father of the Nation' title by the government as the Constitution does not permit any titles except educational and military ones, the Home Ministry has said. In an RTI response to Lucknow-based student Aishwarya Parashar, the Home Ministry told her that no action was taken on her plea to the President to declare Mahatma Gandhi as 'Father of the Nation' because Article 18 (1) of the Constitution does not permit any titles except education and military ones.

Aishwarya had filed number of RTI petitions seeking details about Mahatma Gandhi and the reasons of referring him as Father of the Nation. In response, she was told that no such title has been accorded to Mahatma Gandhi. Driven by a patriot zeal, Class VI student Aishwarya wrote to the then President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to issue a notification declaring Mahatma Gandhi as 'Father of the Nation'.
Aishwarya had filed an RTI petition seeking to know the action taken on her plea by the President and the Prime Minister. The application was transferred to the Home Ministry with instructions to explain the action taken on her plea. In its response, the Home Ministry told Aishwarya the above mentioned reason why the title of 'Father of the Nation' cannot be accorded to Mahatma Gandhi.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

FIR to be filed against former CM of Goa

chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that the Goa government will file FIR against the former chief minister Digambar kamat, pratapsingh rane, former mines director arvind lolienkar and other officials  connected with the mines department in connection with the illegal mining activities.

 Justice M B Shah Commission has said that all 90 mines operating in Goa are illegal as they are not only functioning without the mandatory permission of National Board of Wildlife, but in violation of Supreme Court orders too.The Commission has pointed out that politicians and bureaucrats have connived to allow such illegalities in which all the 90 mines which were operational as on December 2011 were without approval of standing committee of National Board of Wildlife and was a clear violation of order passed by the Supreme Court and also some specific conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests..

The Commission has recommended that mines, which are running without approval should be stopped and the money should be recovered at the rate of export price or market price whichever is applicable.

Mr Parrikar stated that since the  bureau of  mines and the ministry of environment and forests were also involved in the issue,  he did not expect anything positive  from those who were themselves involved in the illegal mining activity

the decision is welcomed by common man, but the real question is that the culprits will be punished or not, as it is normal in India to see long inquiries, but finally political goons manage to escape from clutches of Law  

Monday, 21 May 2012

Congress party created History in Goa

BJP may claim itself to a party with difference, but in reality, it is the Congress party in Goa has really proved it self a party with difference. its the first time in the  history of Indian politics  when any National political party has withdraw its candidate from a bye-poll election.

Congress,  a major opposition party in State would have tried hard to secure  two digit total of seats  in the 40 member Goa state assembly. however, The present decisions  of Congress has resulted in victory of BJP candidate unopposed, as a apart from congress candidate independent candidate Ramakant Borkar has also withdraw his candidature. 

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Alina Saldhana has been declared as unopposed elected candidate in the Cortalim by-poll by the elections commission of India informed joint electoral officer of Goa Narayan Navti on Monday

the political development has stamped the congress party as boneless, as first time any national party has decided to run away from a by-poll.

Reacting sharply to the withdrawal of congress candidate Raymond De Sa’s nomination papers for Cortalim by-polls, Dabolim MLA and former Cortalim Mla Mauvin Gudinho on Monday lashed out at the internal politics within his own party. He informed that he had refused the offer to become campaign chief for the bye-polls due to the party’s internal politics.

Where as Chief minister Manohar parrikar expressed his happiness over the political development. However Parrikar made clarified that the party has not tried to convince any candidate for withdrawal,  the party was confident of Alina Saldhana's victory in Cortalim, as two heavyweight Goan politicians  Churchill Alemao and Mickey Pacheco were out of picture.