Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar

Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis (or erstwhile unified Bihar). Do you think that, people of Bihar will leave Nitish Kumar Scott - free, if Dr.Meira Kumar loses ? So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar.

Moreover, if Nitish Kumar wants to fall in the BJP's well calculated electoral TRAP no one can save him in the next election.

Also, I am surprised to see Mr.Navin Pattanayak, so easily chewing the RSS bait. Orissa is a state, where there is large chunk of Tribal Christian voters loyal to the BJD (Biju Janata Dal). I am still to fathom, BJD's sudden electoral gamble of siding with the RSS and the BJP; when Mr.Pattanayak has been maintaining distance from them since some time.

Besides, the election of Dr.Meira Kumar, who is educated, experienced and very sober, might also correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.

Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar, give a conscience vote and make her the 2nd Female President of India.

All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar.....👍✌



Friday, March 08, 2013

U.S. markets rise, jobless claims fall
NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. stock markets rose Thursday after the Labor Department said first-time unemployment claims fell in the week ending Saturday.

Initial claims declined by 7,000 to 340,000 in the week, the department said. The four-week running average fell to 348,750 -- its lowest level since March 2008.

In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average, working off a second consecutive record close Wednesday, added 18.51 points, or 0.13 percent, to 14,314.75.

The Standard and Poor's 500 index added 2.02 points, or 0.13 percent, to 1,543.48. The Nasdaq composite gained 0.43 points, or 0.01 percent, to 3,222.80.

The 10-year U.S. treasury note fell 14/32 to yield 1.99 percent.

Against the dollar the euro rose to $1.3102 from Wednesday's $1.2966. Against the yen, the dollar was higher at 94.92 yen from 93.07 yen.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent on a gain of 35.81 points, to 11,968.08.

In London, the FTSE 100 index added 0.18 percent, 11.52, to 6,439.16.

Courtesy: UPI.com