Thursday, July 7, 2011

I am not a lame -duck ! Says our Prime Minister.

PM: I am a PM in-charge.

Our PM Dr Manmohan Singh was given an idea by his core team, his disaster management team, where Kapil Sebal, Chidambram, Ahemad Patel, Divedi, and few others advised PM what to do when the ship is sinking like. This time they advised him to have press meet every week to talk to media and clear the air about yourself. So last week he met senior editors of newspapers.

And what happened in the press meet?

There were five select senior editors of the newspapers. I am saying selected  senior editors because they all were friendly editors to this  Congress government like Kumar Ketkar. Then we knew what  this press meet is all about. A propaganda machinery of this government. And soon the proof was there to see after the meet. When Kumar Ketkar was asked by the electronic media, he said,  it was indeed a good interaction between media and PM. 

And How was it, good? So listen to this what Kumar Ketkar had to say...
PM was very open and  answered all the questions very frankly. And what did PM say?
PM Said; I am not a lame-duck as the opposition has been trying to project me.It is not true.

My comments :Agreed. You are not a lame -duck,  but you are not an efficient, strong PM either!
You don't make decisions in time, you appoint wrong people in the positions of  importance who are corrupt. (for example CWC appointment of Mr Thomas)

You allow corrupt people like A. Raja, Dayanidhi Maran, Suresh Kalmadi to make financial loot and do not remove them till Supreme Court questions your government.
You allow your own Congressmen like Digvijay Singh to say it openly, it is time Rahul Gandhi should take over as a Prime Minister because that is what the youth of this country wants. And you don't react.
CBI like investigative agency is used selectively by your government against your opponents and you are quiet, What should the civil society think about you as PM? Sincere? Honest? A man of integrity?

When innocent people, women, children, old men, girls, boys were brutally beaten at midnight in their sleep when they were not a threat to security and law and order, You kept mum, did not say anything. And when there was big outcry against this excesses committed by police of Delhi when the whole world was watching it on the national TV channels, You justified the cruel act committed by Delhi police in connivance with your Home Minister P.Chidamabaram and Kapil Sebal?

So obviously, civil society thinks, are you led by these people around you, or you are leading this nation? 

Because, you can never justify the action of Delhi police at midnight on innocent people who were brutally laathi charged. Tear gassed.

PM said: There is no Magic Wand to remove corruption over night.

My comments: Yes, you are right. We understand no one has the magical formula to eradicate corruption over night. We are not that gullible to believe that anyone can.

But this loot of the nation is going on for years and that is how billions of dollars are kept by Indian politicians, their relatives, business community in Swiss accounts and other tax heavens. 

Show us one LAW you introduced in the parliament to catch these offenders or rather looters of tax payers money?  It is now last 43 years we are talking about LOKPAL Bill, not one week, one month or one year, 43 years have passed and this bill is not passed by parliamentarians till today..Why? Why all politicians do not want this Bill in the strongest form? Why all civil servants who have been in the public offices with powers to misuse, should not be made answerable and accountable?

You don't require MAGIC WAND, You need political will for good governance.
Unfortunately, because the ruling class lack this will clearly, there are scams after scams and day light loot is going on under your leadership. This is what was expressed by one of the most respectable senior Editors Mr Ram of Hindu today on the national TV.

He said, there is no accountability,  no sincerity , no honesty in civil servants today. It is unfortunate, he said, we have the most honest Prime Minister but he is ineffective as a leader and in his raaj, this day light loot is going on and he is only a spectator sitting and watching his ministers looting this country.
He further said....There is no proactive approach nor preemptive approach by the government. 

It is completely a mismanaged show and a miss governance to the core.

This press conference by the PM is nothing but a sham, white wash of a kind by Congressmen and again they are using, misusing this honest PM. But, to our misfortune, he is also willingly playing in their hands so he becomes knowingly or unknowingly,  part of this larger game in the loot. Unfortunately.

Dr Manmohan Sing,

We the civil society and even the section of the media who are doing an excellent job of exposing scams will not take your word at a face value. Because media today and the Supreme court is actually exposing the wrong doings by the political class.

Your press meet is more like a Gobel's propaganda to mislead people at large by saying, opposition is trying to paint you as a bad cop. But I am really a good cop and I am not a lame-duck.

It is difficult to take your word at a face value as the water has gone over the bridge and your governance and leadership is in question. These type of press meets will only splash headlines by your select few editors like Kumar Ketkar to present your image as a good cop. But today citizens are not in a mood to take your word.

As a leader of this one billion people, you got to own the responsibility for all the scams and rampant corruption and the loot by people at high places. Your romance with people like DMK, AIDMK, SP BSP whenever you need to prove your majority on the floor and buying them with either loads of cash or favors in exchange is proof that the corruption is promoted by all political parties and in the process everyone is looting this country.

In this situation, when the people around you like, Digvijay Singh and many others like Chidamabaram, Ahemad Patel, Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, Gandhi family, all these names are taking rounds in public domain for having involved in corruption and having stashed their money in Swiss accounts. 

Can you expect aam admi to believe your word, it is all false and there is no iota of truth in whatever the stories we read in the media? Have you not lost the credibility with your own ministers going behind the bars?

Yes we know, Dr Manmohan Singh is an honest man. Non corrupt too. But what about others who are with him? And especially when they are getting exposed one after another in scams every day?  We do respect Dr Manmohan Singh,  but not our Prime Minister whose job is to take care of the national interest first and make sure this country is not going in the hands of looters. And it is happening we all can see under your leadership. How do we take your work at a face value when so much is revealed and exposed by media? 

No, media is not a witness, prosecutor and judge as you said in your press meet.

Media is doing what ideally should have been done by the government investigative agencies long time back. And you should have instructed to preempt or should have been proactive in exposing these scandals in all honesty. Which you as a leader and PM did not do. And this space was found by media and social activists who with a deep concern about corruption from top to bottom tried to bring it to your notice several times but you failed to see the writings on the walls. Media has been doing an excellent  job of exposing wrongs committed by your ministers. You need to appreciate that and admire their efforts for any good citizen should be doing in the larger interest of the nation. And media is an important pillar of a healthy democracy.

Today, this entire nation is watching you. If the job entrusted to you to lead this nation as PM, are you doing it Sincerely and honestly?

We are getting negative answer on this question. There is a large gap between your words and your action.

We see a different picture of you being tagged along with the rogues who are deeply involved in the loot and then think, this press meet is another publicity stunt to fool around with the masses at large and also use the occasion  to pass on the buck to opposition and others cleverly.

No. That is really not on.  We will not buy any stories anymore. We have a book of stories from last 63 years and we want to put an end to it.

We still respect you as an honest person. But we want to see Action now. Action speaks volumes more than words. An honest action. Not really press meets and newspaper's hollow headlines churned out from your own propaganda machinery. 

Ajay Angre
Author, Writer, Publisher

Monday, July 4, 2011

Why Prosecution failed to send Maria Susairaj to gallows?

Dear Fellow City-mates,

It is high time, civil society must react strongly on such unfair judgements delivered where the killers are let go on just technicality in the law. Finally, at the bottom of all this is corruption. 

I am saying it because, this is a police case and police are not seen presenting their side about this failure to public at large and to the old parents who lost their young son. 

Where is the police? Why with this public outcry police commissioner is not briefing media where the prosecution has failed? 

The case was investigated by the police and evidence was gathered by police. Isn't it a failure on the part of police? Isn't it a failure on the part of public prosecutor to nail the killer with so much of evidence to prove that, Maria was a part and the main conspirator in killing of Neeraj Grover?

Shameless Maria is having a press conference, the convicted criminal in the case and our investigative agency which in this case is police, do not feel, they own any responsibility and explanation to public outcry?

Why Home Minister RR Patil is quiet?  What is the responsibility of the Home Ministry? How can we have a faith in such a security agencies which fail to convict the killer with so much of information on the evidence ? And still fails to send the killer to gallows? 

Isn't there something more to it than what is seen and heard? 

Prosecution was weak in its arguments. Was it deliberate? Prosecutor has nothing to say on his failure. Was he managed? Police is quiet. Not saying anything. And justice is denied. The old parents of Neeraj Grover are feeling helpless and cant take this metal torture.

The worst is, killer Maria holds a press conference with her advocate to prove her innocence and the in the press conference, her insensitive advocate is showing the photograph of the pieces of the body on national TV?  How can anyone be so cruel ? This was an outrageous act and equally insensitive on the part of electronic media to show such a photo. How can media too be so insensitive and immodest?  Don't we have any respect left for others feelings? Have we become so cruel ? Look at every thing with monetary gains?

It was an insult to injury for the old parents of Neeraj Grover and an absolute disrespect towards their sentiments. Media sometimes go overboard and like to sensationalize every news.As a civilized society we must know where to draw a line.

The annoying part of this episode is, we have elected governments, we have home ministry,  the security agencies work directly under the home ministry and we don't hear a word from them? The effective governance is not seen? Otherwise, we have seen commissioners taking press briefs, but this time, there is no word from either Home Minister or the Commissioner of police. 

Why is it that the civil society has to take on the streets to put a pressure on the Home Ministry every time for justice? Shouldn't it be naturally delivered? The corruption in this country has gone to such a level that nothing can be ruled out. 

One thing for sure, it is difficult times ahead for ordinary citizens if the political system remains unchanged. We are losing faith in the governance and we can not expect fair trials and justice done under such corrupt system.

The political system is largely responsible for this corruption and inefficient administrations at all the levels. Letting killers like Maria Susairaj going free on technical grounds is something not digestible as the honorable judge in this case must have gone by the technicality of the laws applicable and in the absence of weak arguments by the police and prosecutor, judgement had to be delivered. This is where the police and prosecution have failed and it raises many questions.

Why the prosecution failed to send the killers to gallows? It raises more questions than answers.

Ajay Angre
Authoer, Writer, Publisher

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Shameless Ram Gopal Verma Thriller

 Dear Fellow City-mates, 

I was in utter shock yesterday to see Maria Susairaj's press conference. What was she trying to prove to the world? That she is innocent and we are all fools?

Can you imagine today in our country, people commit a heinous crime, get involved with murder, go to supper market, buy a knife, then chop the human body in 300 and odd pieces, stuff it in gunny bags, cart it in a car to burn it to destroy the evidence...  And take a press conference to prove their innocence? 

Yes, we may not be as smart as you are Maria, but certainly we are not fools to believe your cock -and-bull stories. Your crock tears, and your utter shameless attitude towards those parents who lost their young son because of you. He was killed in your flat. He was cut into pieces in your flat.  His body was disposed off, burned and destroyed by you and your boyfriend.

And you are telling us you are innocent? Or you are telling the world how I fooled you all?

And you don't have the conscience to keep quiet being a part of criminal conspiracy and you are shamelessly posing the cameras and media to prove you are innocent? What do you think the world will buy your stories?

You could not face the pointed questions thrown at you by media reporters. May be your advocate in his smart argument took the advantage or disadvantage of  the loop holes in the Indian laws and managed to prove to the court that you were forced and your life was threatened by your boyfriend if you don't help him in disposing off Neeraj Grover's body and therefore you performed all the heinous acts such as cutting the body into pieces, buying a knife, garbage bags, then stuffing the body in the gunny bags, then carting it away to burn it. 

Ram Gopal Verma saw a jaw dropping thriller in your story that can chill the blood of audience and he can make money. He thought who could be better person for this role for the heroin than Maria herself !. Yes, he is right, who can do a perfect act of this heinous crime than Maria herself?

And Rmau did not stop there, he said, when questioned by media about how he can even think of such insensitive idea? He said, why not? For me, everything is a publicity and film making itself is a publicity in the social context.  Ramu you are absolutely right but for one small issue.

Your 26/11 story with Ritesh Deshmukh. Then CM  Vilasrao Deshmukh lost his CM position. Because of your outrageous and insensitive presence in Taj when it was still burning.. 

Ram Gopal Verma you got exposed here !

We have not forgotten as yet your taking a tour with Ex Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh and his son Ritesh immediately after 26/11 carnage in Taj Hotel where so many lost lives. Many families lost their sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, relations and you had gone with the CM of Maharashtra with Ritesh to see how you can produce a film on 26/11. Isn't it right Ramu? When the blood on the floor had not even dried, wounds were not healed and people who lost their loved ones had not even come to terms with life. 

That hour of the time when whole nation was in chill, Taj was still burning, the 72 hours, minute by minute blood chilling video broadcast had left this nation and its citizens in horror. Stunned with the terror unleashed on India.  You and Ritesh Deshmukh were studying Taj corridors, how this can be pictured to make it a Box office hit. 

But do you remember Ramu, when public anger and sentiments ran high on your act with CM and his son, you denied by saying, it was merely a co incidence that I was with Ritesh and was simply invited to join them on the Taj tour?  ( Of course we all knew it was a bloody lie)

So Ritesh Deshmukh and you were taking a tour in Taj hotel where you both had no official business to be there but you both were there was a mere co incidence you had told the media that time if you remember.

Today, on Neeraj Grover murder case, you are telling the media, you don't see anything wrong in making a film on this murder story because it makes an interesting subject for you and you are into film making, so every interesting  subject inspires you. That means, taking a tour of Taj corridors with CM and Ritesh Deshmukh after 26/11 was too a well thought out plan and you were collecting a reference material from TAJ corridors so that you can produce a film with more reality in your direction and creating real situations to make it a Box office hit. 

How can you stoop so low Ramu? You exposed yourself yesterday candidly by making outrageous statements in front of the media.

You don't even think about the people who lose their loved ones in such horrifying crimes. Ramu, they are human beings and not just that, the parents who lost their young son who got mercilessly killed, for no fault of his or theirs, gruesomely chopped and burned, you think of making a film?

Just tell us in all honesty, had it been your son or your daughter, would you have thought of making a film to make money? May be you will say yes, because, by now we should know, people like you are shameless and have no human values. 

It does not make any difference to you and people like you if someone loses a son, a daughter, a father or a mother, a sister or a brother or a friend, as long as it makes a chilling story and can make money for you, you will do it.

But Ram Gopal Verma, there are film makers who produce films to deliver a social message through their films to benefit society at large and not just to make money. If people in our society have become insensitive, ruthless, cruel for each others blood, and if there is a degeneration of human values in the society, make a film on that giving a message to audience, let us be human first. Respect human values and show respect towards the other fellow citizens. Don't be selfish and self-centered like Maria Susairaj. 

Maria is a criminal and she should be treated like a criminal. She has no remorse for the heinous crime she has committed and she has no respect for the parents who lost their young loving son. She was acting all along in the press conference which was called yesterday and only trying to gain the sympathy of people. But she and her advocate miserably failed to do so because, people are not fools. 

Ram Gopal Verma, don't make her a heroin by glorifying her

Her press conference of yesterday was to get a media publicity and land up a role in Big Boss or a get offers in films.

The civil society condemns her criminal offense and do not for a minute support such characters who are a bad influence in our society. This verdict of the court in this case has hurt the sentiments of all the citizens and Neeraj Grover's parents in particular.

So Ramu,, don't try to hurt the sentiments of the people at large and the parents of Neeraj Grover. We will not approve it and appreciate it.

Ajay Angre
Author, Writer, Publisher

PS: I want you to react to this serious crime committed and the shameful act of Maria holding a press conference to tell the world how innocent she is.

PS: Write your strongest comments to condemn this killer in support of Neeraj 's parents who are in pain today. Your support will make them feel little better in the time of their grief and sorrow. They need few words of support from you to give them the strength to fight this case in higher court till proper justice is done.