Saturday, 16 February 2019

Gandhian principle not always correct

The costly lesson Jihadis of Kashmir and their supporters have taught us is that the Gandhian principle “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love” is not always correct. The lesson is, “if Jihadis are not destroyed, they will destroy the world.”

During the Second World War, Gandhi had shocked the world by suggesting that the British people should face the Nazis without arms!

Devendra Narain

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

St. Mayawati

Mayawati includes herself in the category of saints.

St. Mayawati   

    Statues of saints 

Actually, not only herself, she is including her election symbol, elephant, also in the category of saints.

If you do not believe, please listen to her reply to a Supreme Court observation.

On Friday, Feb 8, 2019, Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi orally remarked that  "We are of the tentative view that Mayawati has to deposit the public money spent on her statues and party symbol to the state exchequer."The apex court made the remark during the hearing of a petition filed in 2009 by an advocate who has alleged that as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati spent hundreds of crores of rupees from the state budget for 2008-09 and 2009-10 for installing her statues and BSP's symbol at different places. His contention is that public money cannot be utilised for creating own statues and for propagating the political party.

Reacting to the Supreme Court remark, Mayawati tweeted that “marvellous memorials and parks built to honour ignored gurus and saints born in Dalit and OBC (Other Backward Castes) communities are a new grand identity and tourist attractions in the state.”

Thursday, 7 February 2019

रोब्बर वाड्रा उवाच

प्रियंका उवाच, मैं अपने पति के साथ खड़ी हूँ  

 रोब्बर वाड्रा उवाचसजनी मेरे साथ, अब डर कहे का?

सजनी भई कोतवाल, अब डर कहे का ?

नहीं हुई  है तो मई में हो जाएगी ।

ममता दीदी, लालू चाचा, तेजश्वी भईया, अखिलेश भईया, मायावती बुआ, केजरीवाल भईया, चंद्रबाबू चाचा और स्टालिन भईया की कृपा से मेरा प्यारा सा, मासूम सा, छोटा साला राहुल प्रधान मंत्री बनने ही वाला है| 

सब देखते रह जायेंगे । मैं अपनी सारी बेनामी सम्पति का नामी मालिक बन जाऊंगा ।

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Five Questions

Every right thinking Indian should ask himself/herself five questions:

1.   What is wrong with us that a semi-literate Italian became  Congress President simply because she was married to a person who became Prime Minister simply because he was the son of Indira Gandhi?

2.   What is wrong with us that, in 2004, the same semi-literate Italian made her yes-man Prime Minister of India and ruled over the country with remote control for 10 years?

3.   What sin we have committed that we are cursed with politicians like Mamata Banerjee, Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Arvind Kejriwal, D. Raja, and Rahul Gandhi?

5.   What will be the fate of the country if any such politician becomes Prime Minister?

5.   Is it not high time to start a political movement to get rid of such undesirable politicians and to ensure that they do not re-emerge in new incarnations?

Devendra Narain
February 6, 2019


In India, electoral victory is decided by casteism, communalism, family connections, money power, political rhetorics, false promises and abuses.

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Devendra Narain

Monday, 4 February 2019

Mamata Banerjee’s Call

( This is what her reaction to the Supreme Court ordered CBI enquiry means. All those who are beating their chest and abusing Prime Minister Modi for 'destroying' the Constitution of India and the 'federal' structure of the country are facing enquiries. They think that only by crying and abusing Modi they can oust him from power and save themselves from going to jail.)

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Journey of Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal in pictures

On April 5, 2011 Anna Hazare began an “indefinite fast” at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to pressurise the government for a bill to provide strong Lokpal (ombudsman). Several social activists including an emaciated Arvind Kejriwal joined him. On April 9, after the government accepted announced formation of a joint committee to draft the bill, Hazare ended his 98-hour hunger strike.

Much water has from down the river Yamuna since then. Dissatisfied with government’s reluctance to have a strong Lokpal, Hazare revived his movement from time to time.

Thrilled by his newly acquired popularity with Hazare’s backing, Kejriwal started working on his real agenda. Within a year, he dissociated himself from Hazare and in November 2012, formed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to contest elections. With massive public support, he became Chief Minister of Delhi. Delhi got a Lokayukta.

Today, Chief Minister Kejriwal displays all signs of power and prosperity.

Now Kejriwal is more comfortable in the company of Lalu Prasad and Mamata Banerjee. His main job is to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Hazare continues with his campaign. The old activists have deserted him. There are very few to give him company.

On January 30, 2019, Hazare again began a hunger strike over the “non-fulfilment” of assurances by the Centre on the appointment of Lokpal (and also by the Maharashtra government on the passage of the Lokayukta Act in the state).

Two days ago, 50 AAP MLAs including Chief Minister Kejriwal, openly refused to furnish details of their assets to the Delhi Lokayukta.

Devendra Narain
January 30, 2019

Monday, 28 January 2019

चोर-चोर मौसेरे भाई

 चोर-चोर मौसेरे भाई

 नेशनल हेराल्ड घोटाले में सोनिया और राहुल गाँधी  को जमानत 

आई आर सी टी सी घोटाले में लालू, राबड़ी और तेजश्वी यादव को जमानत 

 बिहार के चुनाव पोस्टर में राहुल गाँधी और तेजश्वी यादव साथ-साथ

तेजश्वी यादव ने कहा, राहुल गाँधी में प्रधान मंत्री बनने की सभी योग्यतायें हैं |

पुरानी कहावत है,  चोर-चोर मौसेरे भाई

 इनमें बड़ा भाई कौन है ?

उम्र के हिसाब से तो राहुल गाँधी बड़े हैं परन्तु बिहार में तेजश्वी यादव बड़े नेता हैं और उनके पिताजी को राजपरिवार बनाने के लिए जेल में रहने का भी अनुभव है ।

देवेंद्र नारायण
जनवरी 28, 2019

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Indian democracy in 21st century, Congress Style

Indian democracy in 21st century, Congress Style

Rahul Gandhi Congress President
 his sister Priyanka Vadra General Secretary

More steps are to be taken to strengthen party and democracy

 Priyanka’s son Raihan Vadra will head the youth wing of the party

Priyanka’s daughter Miraya Vadra will head the women wing of the party

Monday, 14 January 2019

Bhasmasura Rahul Gandhi

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 Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav have ditched Rahul Gandhi. Tejashwai Yadav is with Mayawati and Akhilesh. In Bengal, Mamata Banerjee is not going to oblige Rahul. Telengana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao is trying for a non-BJP and non-Congress alliance.

The non-BJP political parties are as much afraid of Congress under Rahul as of BJP under Modi. They are afraid of Congress because they know its history  under the family and, more importantly, the mythological story of Bhasmasura.

The mythological story is that asura (demon) Bhasmasura performed a great penance to please Lord Shiva. Pleased with his penance, Lord Shiva appeared and asked what he wanted. Bhasmasura asked for the power that if he  put his hand on anything, that should immediately turn into ashes. Unaware of what was in store, Lord Shiva granted the boon. Hence the name Bhasmasura (one who can reduce anyone to ashes). To be sure that the boon worked, Bhasmasura ran to Lord Shiva for a trial. A nervous Lord Shiva ran to Lord Vishnu to save him. Lord Vishnu appeared before Bhasmasura in the guise of a very beautiful dancing damsel, Mohini. As soon as the demon saw Mohini, he fell in love with her and wanted to marry her. Mohini put the condition that he should dance with her to prove that he was capable of matching her. Both started dancing. Bhasmasura was imitating all the poses Mohini was making. When he was completely engrossed in dancing, Mohini put one of her hands on her head. Bhasmasura also did that and was reduced to ashes.

Anyone who destroys his/her benefactors earns the nickname ‘Bhasmasura’. The moral of the story is that evil souls destroy their own benefactors for personal gain.

The non-Congress opposition parties know that the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty cannot tolerate any competitor. These parties know that if the Congress once again becomes a banyan tree, nothing will grow under it. They know that once Rahul Gandhi gains enough strength with their blessings, he would start finishing them one by one. 

The non-Congress opposition parties have to save their existence existence from Bhasmasura Rahul Gandhi.

Devendra Narain
January 15, 2019

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Growing intolerance in India

Rahul Gandhi is in Dubai on a political mission. The Congress party is tweeting his words of wisdom. Here is an important tweet.

Congress @INCIndia

The values that bring together the people of UAE and India are humility and tolerance; tolerance for different ideas, religions and communities. I'm sad to say that back home it is four and a half years of intolerance: Congress President @RahulGandhi #RahulGandhiInDubai.

Rahul speaks from his heart. Ever since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, intolerance is increasing.

NIA is not tolerating the growing presence of ISIS in India.

Modi government is not tolerating naxals in forests and their urban supporters. 

Investigating agencies are not tolerating real estate of National Herald becoming the personal property of Rahul and his mother, Robert Vadra’s dream to become country’s biggest landlord, Christian Michel’s interest in AugustaWestland, Aircel-Maxis’ friendship with P. Chidambaram and his son, Nalini Chidambaram’s friendship with Saradha.

Modi is not tolerating shortage of fighter planes in the country. 

Modi is not tolerating age-old convenient practices like triple talaq, cash transactions even for big deals, throwing garbage anywhere, and open defecation

Prime Minister and a Supreme Court judge did not tolerate CBA Director Alok Verma’s support to Moin Qureshi, Vijay Mallya, Nirav Choksi, and Lalu.

The list is long. Rahul Gandhi and his supporters want international support including support of Pakistan to remove the enemy of intolerance and make India once again a tolerant country, a land in which there is freedom to do whatever pleases the most powerful family which has a birthright to rule.

Devendra Narain
January 12, 2019

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Wait for the next episode in Alok Verma serial

As I had anticipated in my article (Where Supreme Court erred…, Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge,, leader of the largest party in the Lok Sabha, supported Alok Verma in the meeting of the high-powered Selection Committee. Obviously, Prime Minister and the Supreme Court judge took the decision to remove him on the basis of “very uncomplimentary” charges in the CVC report. The fact that the Congress is shouting from the rooftop in favour of Verma raises many more questions about what he had been doing as Director. The Congress supports only those judges and officers who act in its favour. When a judge or an officer acts against the interest of the Congress, he/she is condemned.

Verma’s appointment as Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards sets a bad precedence. If there are serious allegations against him that warranted his removal from the CBI, he should have been suspended or at least sent on leave till the date of his retirement. Are Fire Services so unimportant that an officer not found fit for a sensitive post, is fit to be Director-General of this department?

Let us wait and watch, how the government proceeds against Verma in the light of the CVC report.

The government should immediately get a law passed for the removal of Director CBI who has the potential to become another Alok Verma.

Devendra Narain
January 10, 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Where Supreme Court erred in Alok Verma case



The Supreme Court verdict in Alok Verma vs Government case is being hailed as the vindication of the autonomy of the CBI, more especially as the vindication of Director Alok Verma's stand against the government. While that may be true, the apex Court has erred in placing procedure above substance. While setting aside the government order sending Alok Verma on leave, the Court said:

(a)                   The government has no authority to send Director Alok Verma on leave; the power to take any action against a CBI Director rests only with the high-powered committee (comprising Prime Minister, Chief Justice, and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha) that is responsible for his appointment for a fixed tenure.

(b)                  The high-powered select committee should meet within a week in order to decide on whether any action must or needs to be taken against Alok Verma.

The Court also set aside the Centre's decision to appoint Joint Director M Nageswara Rao, as the agency's interim chief. The Court observed that "If there was intent to specify interim measures for Director CBI then the legislation would have contained the provision."

 The order of the final interpreter of the Constitution and law should be read along with observations made during the proceedings in the case.

October 24, 2018: While admitting Alok Verma’s petition that challenged government ordered to send him on leave, the court asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete enquiry (under the supervision of retired Supreme Court judge A. K. Patnaik) into allegations against him within 10 days.

October 27, 2018: The Court extended the time limit to 14 days.

November 16, 2018: After perusal of the CVC report Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi observed that “the report on Verma was very complimentary on some charges and very uncomplimentary on others. Some other charges require further inquiry.”

November  30, 2018: Chief Justice Gogoi asked a hypothetical question, “If a CBI director is caught red-handed, can he remain in the post for a second?”

The Court further observed that it would discuss the CVC report on the charges against Alok Verma only if it concluded that he had been legally divested of his powers in view of the contention that a high-powered committee should have cleared the decision.

By its order dated January 8, 2018, the Court has answered the hypothetical question it had raised, contradicted its own stand during proceedings and refused to fill the gap left by the legislation.
(a)          The government will remain a mute spectator even if the CBI Director is found indulging in a serious crime, even if he is caught red-handed taking bribe or committing murder. The government will have to call the meeting of the high-powered committee to decide what to do.

(b)         The Court was in a great hurry to get a  report from the CVC, noted that the report containing some “very uncomplimentary” findings but in its order, the Court remains unperturbed and refers the report to the select committee to decide whether any action was called for.

(c)          In the 1997 order in the Vineet Narain case, the Court filled a lacuna left by the legislation and fixed CBI director’s tenure as two years. However, the Court does not use the present opportunity to fill the lacuna left by the legislation about interim measures.

Such an order coming from the highest court of the land does not augur well for the smooth functioning of the government. Okay, the high-powered select committee that appoints CBI director should also decide whether he should be allowed to continue in the post in the light of serious charges against him but what will happen if the Leader of the Opposition (or, the leader of the largest party in the Lok Sabha, as is the situation today) refuses to attend the meeting and the committee is unable to meet? Should the committee wait indefinitely for the pleasure of the Leader of the Opposition or go ahead without him? The Supreme Court has made an important administrative issue a political issue.

The curtain on the drama, CBI Director vs Government, has not fallen. Let us see how Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge responds to the call for the meeting. Since the Congress party has been supporting Alok Verma, it is quite possible that he will not find any substance in even “very uncomplimentary” findings. In that case, the role of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will be the deciding factor. The Chief Justice has already given his views on November 30. In other words, the decision of the majority of the high-powered committee will decide Alok Verma’s fate. That decision may not be favourable to Verma.

Is this the reason the Chief Justice is on leave today?

     Ideally, the Supreme Court should have sent the CVC report to the select committee for consideration and action immediately after it discovered “very uncomplimentary” charges.

The bottom line is that for the Indian judiciary procedure is more important than substance. Even if a CBI Director is caught red-handed taking bribe or favouring a person who is facing an enquiry, the government cannot take any action. The Director can happily go back to his office, destroy the evidence and complete the work for which he has taken the bribe. The Leader of the opposition can keep the government waiting.

Devendra Narain
January 08, 2019

Sunday, 30 December 2018

A ray of hope for India after the gloom

A ray of hope after the gloom

Everyone will have his/her own assessment of the year that is coming to an end at midnight today.

I consider the revival of the Congress Party as one of the worst things that happened in India in 2018. The last month of the year saw the electoral victory of the party in three states in the Hindi heartland.

I do not understand how millions of Indians are supporting the party of an Italian lady and her half Italian but fully immature son. Who is Sonia Gandhi? A semi-educated girl comes from Italy and becomes supreme leader of India's oldest political party only because of her marriage to Rajeev Gandhi whose only qualification was that he was son of Indira Gandhi who entered politics only because she was daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru who became the first Prime Minister of India only because Mahatma Gandhi whom people called Bapu preferred him over Sardar Patel who was the choice of 15 out of 18 Provincial Congress Committees in 1946. For 10 years she controlled the Government of India through her loyal nominee Dr. Manmohan Singh and we proudly call ourselves the world's largest democracy! (By the way, I do not consider Dr Manmohan Singh an ‘Accidental Prime Minister’. He had worked very hard to be Sonia’s first choice.)

Sonia converted the oldest political party as well as its assets into her family property. Her reign – 10 years of UPA rule – in India will go down in history as the most corrupt one. Now her only aim is to see her baby, Rahul, as the Prime Minister of India though he is not fit even to be mayor of a city.

After victory in three states, Rahul’s supporters are shouting that ‘Pappu has passed’. The victory has encouraged the corrupt full Italian and half Italian to seize 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi, the official residence of India’s Prime Minister.

If power slips into the hands of the Italian lady and her half-Italian son, the good old days will come back for all those who made money during her earlier reign and those who missed the opportunity. In fact, there will be a golden era to loot India.

Imagine the scenario. Here are a few possibilities.

Christian Michel becomes an honoured state guest. After being honoured with Padma Vibhushan (if not Bharat Ratna), he goes back loaded with gifts and guarantees that not just VVIP choppers, even Rafale fighters (after the present contract is cancelled) will be purchased only through him on mutually beneficial terms and conditions.
Half Indian Robert Vadra will become the country’s biggest landlord without any investment from his own pocket.

     P. Chidambaram will go back to the North Block to complete the Aircel Maxis deal.

The present Rafale deal will be cancelled. India does not have to fear anybody, certainly not Pakistan.

    Narendra Modi will the charge-sheeted for making money in several deals, the biggest one being the Rafale deal.

     The case of Sajjan Kumar will go to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

There will be transparency in all government decisions. There will be no need to bring any officer in the midnight in a car with black glasses to 10, Janpath to tell him that he has been appointed CVC or Director, CBI, for mutual benefit, ‘You take care of us. We will take care of you’.

Sonia Gandhi will move to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Priyanka Gandhi will also shift her residence there. This will save Prime Minister’s valuable time on journeys for the meetings of Troika.

India will be held as the modern age Roman Empire.

In case there is a coalition government headed by Rahul baba, Sharad Pawar will gratefully accept the position of Deputy Prime Minister (something is better than nothing). To him, Sonia’s Italian birth will become her greatest virtue. Asaduddin Quaisi, the symbol of secularism, will become Home Minister. Digvijay Singh will become Defence Minister. Tejashwi Yadav (now a national leader) or Rabri Devi will become Railway Minister to complete the mission Laloo had initiated. Or, maybe, Tejashwi Yadav becomes Education Minister

Reads like worst nightmares? Please do not lose heart. As John Milton wrote way back in 1634, ‘every dark cloud has a silver lining’.

According to India Today's latest Political Stock Exchange (PSE) report, in Bihar in December 2018, 61% people want to see Narendra Modi as Prime Minister again in 2019, up from 58% in September. As against that, only 34% favour Rahul Gandhi.

The report further says that while 49% favoured Nitish Kumar, only 29% would like to see Tejashwai Yadav as Bihar’s Chief Minister.

According to a nationwide online survey conducted jointly by news app Dailyhunt and the market research firm Nielsen India that reached over 5 million people, around 63% of the respondents trusted Modi and over 50% believed that given a second term, he would bring a better future.

Pappu has passed only a small test. Hope he fails in the final round in 2019. Let us have faith in the wisdom of the majority of Indians.

Hopefully, by the time the next general election is held, Sonia, Rahul and all their henchmen will be fully exposed.

Devendra Narain
December 31, 2018