Slashing Corporate Tax in one go before an evening in Houston.

Howdy Modi

Parliamentary democracy has another problem. When opposition decides to oppose anything and everything, the Parliament becomes irrelevant. As it is happening this year, the affair of budget has shifted out side the Parliament. Finance Minister may have read budget speech in July in Parliament but it was far from over. Amid slowdown, which is partially cyclic, Finance Minister had been making hectic consultations with different section and announcing a slew of relief from tax, every week. This weekend however arrived with the big icings on the cake.

Reduction in Corporate Tax:

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Beware, Modi is back for 5 more years.

I had predicted on 7th May 2019, even before 6 and 7th phase of polling that it is not a Modi wave but it is Tunami. As it turns out that we have a new word for us “TsuNamo” for the phenomenon.

BJP, the ruling party is comfortable around 300, far above the required 272 seats in Parliamnet required for for majority to form the government. Total tally with allies would be around 350 give and take a few seats.

There is no surprise to me at all. When opposition has no story to deliver and gets abusive, people will choose the man even with a (plausible) narrative. In case of Modi it was more than plausible. It was continuation of what he started and to take it further.

Add to it the narrative that common people have no threat from terrorism, in a country where 90,000 deaths have occurred due to terrorism in last 30 years. What these champagne sipping election/media managers think of masses? Dumbwit like the president of the party they represent?

A single most factor which swayed the balance was almost complete clamp down on cash for vote. In many constituencies it had become norm. Reconcile this fact that in 2014 about 300 crore rupee worth cash and goods were seized during elections. This was suspected to be used for bribing the pppr voters. What is the amount seized this year?

It is staggering 3200 crores. Yes. It appears that seizre sucked up most cash at most of places, especially where victory margin was likely to be lower.

The dynasts lost in a big way. The “son of so and so” did not work and they lost. Mostly from Congress. Some of big losers in Election 2019:

1. Misa Bharti- Lost
2. Prakash Ambedkar- Lost
3. Prakash Raj- Lost
4. Kanhaiya- Lost
5. Urmila- Lost
6. Shatrughan- Lost
7. Yakub Qureshi- Lost
8. Supriya- Lost
9. Dimple Yadav- Lost
10. Deve Gowda- Lost
11. Digvijaya- Lost
12. Atishi- Lost
13. Jyotiraditya- Lost

Rahul Gandhi lost his traditional seat in Amethi to Smriti Irani despite the fact that she had made her intentions clear 5 years ago but the arrogant dynast saw no need to nurture it.

9 ex chief Ministers of Congress lost. One ex Prime Minister from south, lost election along with his grand son while the son is presently Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Son of present Chief Minister of Rajasthan lost from Jodhpur. So much for popular support.

Chandra Babu Naidu, CM of Andhra Pradesh who was hopping from one state to another to form a coaliation could not get one yes zero seat from his state. Needless to mention that this coalition had 22 Prime Ministrial candidates if not more.

Most wins have defied age old feudal/tribal caste politics. For a country as slow as it is, India has been through a revolution.

The questuon is will now Narendra Modi take more tough decisions to take it forward?

Lets wait for that.

Presently, congratulations to BJp President Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and entire team of BJP.

Narendra Modi ready to lose 2019 election for one person

Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to lose elections in 2019?

In the land of epic Mahabharata, if elections were held today, Narendra Modi will lose next Government in North India. The epic Mahabharata, besides many other actors, is a tale of a blind king namely Dhratrashtra who besides being optically blind is also in blind love for his son Duryodhan. He agrees to every demand of son and eventually there is final battle of Kurushetra in which the King loses all his sons as also the kingdom. This is the shortest version of it.

The problem with history is that no one learns from history. Those who do are tremendously at peace. Apparently PM Modi is not taking any cue from history.

Nehru’s Duryodhan

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Dushahra Greetings and Menu for PM Narendra Modi

My Dushahra Greetings to all.

Vijaydashami is another name for Dushahra Festival. It means the tenth day which marked victory. It is celebration of victory of good over evil and right over wrong. It is a day when we may find the wrongs within and set them right. There are many wrongs which PM Narendra Government has to fix in coming days. With opposition busy in finding emotional issues for its vote banks, constructive issue based opposition is the casualty. In democracy, opposition is a necessity but an ignorant opposition or the one which is merely rhetorical is a dis-service. Anyhow these are some of the topics which should attract the attention of the Government may not be in same order in which these are listed below:

GST debacle

Every one is crying hoarse that GST has devastated but without actually putting finger on the problem. Of course it is now admitted fact that GST Network suffers from incapacity. hope it shall be rectified and bandwidth of servers shall be increased. Mr. Jaitly needs to be explained by some technical expert, that capacity of 100 thousand users per hour is actually just 10 users per second or at any given time. Therefore the technical staff need to be dealt with and bandwidth need to be increased which is poor.

However the worse problem is B2B SME traders. Small traders with a turnover of less then 20 lacs need not pay GST. In business to business transaction the buyer will prefer to buy GST paid goods so that he may get credit of GST already paid. This has suddenly made traders supplying to big businesses, redundant. Business who are paying GST want to buy only GST paid goods. This is the biggest mess. Continue reading

U.P. election 2017: BJP won but who lost.

Election results in 4 out of 5 states which would comprise about 1/3rd of India brought out one winner: The ruling party in the Federal Govt. i.e. BJP and unequivocally declared Prime Minister as the foremost Pan India Leader. Nothing could be more sweet for BJP on Holi.

Happy Holi 2017 to all.

Saffron is the colour of the flag of BJP. It is rightly calling this Holi as Kesaria (i.e. saffronic) Holi. It has earned it.

But who lost?

Is merely the ruling combine in these states, the only loser?

In my humble opinion, the biggest loser is the credibility of the media (a.k.a. Journalism). The media was no where near the ground at all. It was so busy projecting the strength of party which hired it that it completely forgot that it has any duty to report the truth. The subtleness of bias was completely missing. It was open display of solidarity with chosen party. Unfortunately for the media people saw it and cared the least. The credibility of media was already lost perhaps. Continue reading