Example of corruption by PSU while doing ‘legal’ thing:
Socialism brought into existence industries owned by Govt. Some of these are monopolies of sort and are also in profit. The companies which are in profit are given a lot of autonomy by Government and in India such Companies are called and given a status called ‘Navratnas’ or one of the nine jewels. One such jewel under Ministry of Railway called up our office to seek legal opinion in respect of a matter which was patently wrong.
This is the reply given by us to them:
We have strict policy of not to be part of any corrupt practice. Opinion shopping is one such corrupt practice. Though we do not imply any corruption on your part at all.
Some PSU officials resort to seeking opinions from a number of lawyers but use one opinion which favours their cause. Since they can’t keep other contrary opinions on record, others are destroyed. And the lawyer who gave favourable opinion gets paid.
Accordingly to discourage this corrupt practice we have as a policy insist on upfront payment so that the opinion given be us remains on record.
In the year 2012 your predecessor took an opinion and was not happy with it. Hence our bill is still unpaid. We were not given any reason for non payment. Emails ignored and phone call refused as busy.
If you desire details of that transactions can be made available.
Under these circumstances we insist advance payment and can not render opinion without an advance payment.
We regret if it caused you any inconvenience.
Bihar election results are long in and belligerent BJP is eating humble pie. Arrogance of RSS and other Hindu supremacists is replaced by tacit silence. Bihar is the last place in the country to learn a lesson on fair play but in this case many lessons can be learnt by every person.
Why BJP lost Bihar would be reinventing the wheel. Bihar was lost for the same reasons it was always lost. Caste polarisation. Real question to be answered is: Does the BJP understands as to how and why it won last General Election?
Another good question would be: Did BJP won last general election or was it Modi or both?
Caste polarisation politics:
It is said that in Bihar ‘MY’ was added with D and the resultant ‘MYD’ won. M stands for Muslim, Y stands for Yadav and D stands for Dalit or very backward caste. Continue reading
PM Modi travels to London:
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is presently in England. A question is often raised by less informed people: why he travels so much? He should do some work? Assuming that this travel is not work. This is most ignorant comment. It appears most people are still living in last century rather in USA-Russia Cold War era. Wake up folks it is not the same world anymore.
Know the world you live in.
Remember 2000K problem? Some people ran atop mountains or into wild forests fearing that works will come to an end on the night of 1999-2000.
Parliamentary Elections in India in 2014.
Elections process kick started today on the day of Ashtami, considered auspicious by most of Hindus, which is the 8th auspicious day of the celebrations of Navratra. India shall vote to elect the Union/Central Government in New Delhi. The Constitution of India is quasi-federal. In other words it is heavily biased in favour of Central/Union Government in terms of power. Every adult person is entitled to vote for the Government. This being Parliamentary form of Government, a representative from each constituency shall be elected and all elected representative shall form a Government. But that is only in principle.
Involvement of political parties with their legal power to whip the members of parliament to act in a certain way, makes the formation of Government, a mere formality if that particular party comes into power with majority seats in Parliament. However the larger question is: How electors elect the representatives? Continue reading
New Delhi went to poll last week and results are out. The main contest was believed to be between ruling Congress Party and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). But as it turns out, the ruling party stands decimated and the contest was between traditional BJP and last year formed Aam Admi Party (AAP) or Common Man’s Party. The latter is a new entrant and offering itself as a clean image and corruption free party. Out of 70 total seats in Delhi legislature, BJP got 31 and AAP got 28 seats respectively. After its rout the ruling party got 8 seats out of which 5 are from Muslim population dominated area.
It appears that BJP got its traditional voter support with a little or no addition. AAP got the votes of poor, migrant and students. Continue reading