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.....👍✌

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wall Street extends gains as Federal Reserve leaves stimulus in place
NEW YORK: US stocks added to gains after the Federal Reserve said it was pressing forward with aggressive efforts to stimulate the economy.

In their statement, Fed officials said unemployment remains too high and noted "restrictive" fiscal policy.

"I wasn't expecting a lot from the Fed, in terms of the statement or actions. We've had a volatile week. The Fed was not going to want to rock the boat much," said Paul Zemsky, head of asset allocation at ING Investment Management in New York.

"It would be too destabilizing in a time we've just had a destabilizing European effect."

Cypriot leaders held crisis talks on Wednesday to avoid a financial meltdown after the country's parliament rejected a tax on bank deposits proposed over the weekend by European Union officials. Investors fear a collapse of the banking system in Cyprus will tighten credit across Europe and become another hurdle in the region's bumpy road out of economic crisis.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 69.47 points, or 0.48 per cent, at 14,525.20. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 11.06 points, or 0.71 per cent, at 1,559.40. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 24.47 points, or 0.76 per cent, at 3,253.57.

After the Fed's statement, the Dow set an intraday record high at 14,546.82 - surpassing a previous record session high reached before the policy decision was released.

The housing sector's stocks ranked among the best performers after Lennar Corp reported a first-quarter profit well above analysts' expectations as lower interest rates and rising rents increased home sales.

Lennar's stock jumped 5.7 per cent to $43.78. The PHLX housing sector index shot up 3 per cent.