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, April 11, 2013

Kingfisher Airlines can't fly on 'cash-and-carry' basis
 [Editor: What is the AAI doing? Everyone should come forward to revive Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. So many families are involved with it, who are not getting salaries for months and are in a distressed state. What is the government and the banks doing? Are they trying to take some form of sadistic pleasures out of someone's pitiable conditions ? I request the AAI, to reconsider its decision and allow KFA Ltd, to fly, on giving some form of partial guarantee of its dues. Can we let a corporate house of such a big banner to fall in this way? Rules will be there but there should be some form of flexibility in the rules--look at the US and learn from them, how they protect their assets. What is most unfortunate is the ridicule of the Indian Media Houses----how to shame the shameless?]
Airports Authority of India (AAI) has made it clear that it would not allow Kingfisher Airlines to operate on 'cash and carry' basis till the grounded carrier cleared its dues amounting to almost Rs 400 crore.

In its revival plan submitted to aviation regulator DGCA yesterday, the cash-strapped airline is understood to have said that it has requested the AAI to allow them to fly on cash-and-carry basis, that is pay for the services as and when the airline avails of them.

AAI sources said that Kingfisher could be allowed to operate on a cash-and-carry mode only after it clears Rs 390 crore dues to the state-run airports body.

Confirming this, AAI Chairman V P Aggarwal told PTI here that Kingfisher would have to clear its dues first before its request could be considered.

However, "we have not received any letter or any such request from them as yet", Aggarwal said.

Earlier, he had said the airline owed over Rs 390 crore, including penal interests, to the AAI.

"Our dues are more than Rs 390 crore, inclusive of penal interests. So we are asking a firm commitment in that because so far, what they have committed could not be honoured. We are asking for a firm commitment on the payment of the dues," the AAI chairman had said a few weeks ago.

He had then also said that though the airline had given some cheques last year, "one cheque of Rs 117 crore could not be encashed. The remaining amount was not covered and does not have any sort of guarantee. They have to give some guarantee. The cheques were presented but they bounced. A legal issue is going on".

After remaining grounded for over six months, Kingfisher yesterday sought regulatory approvals to relaunch its operations and submitted plans to the DGCA on infusion of funds and revival of its flights.

DGCA sources said they would examine the plan thoroughly before taking a call.

Kingfisher, which owes an estimated Rs 13,582 crore tobanks, its staff, airport operators and oil companies, has reported a net loss of Rs 755.17 crore for the third quarter ending December 31 last year.

This was a period in which it did not operate a single flight as it remained grounded since October 1 and its flying permit, suspended that month, expired in December.

Along with its dues to AAI and other service providers, Kingfisher has a debt of over Rs 7,000 crore to a 17-bank consortium led by SBI which alone has the maximum exposure of over Rs 1,600 crore in the Vijay Mallya-led airline.

Courtesy: Financial Express