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 18, 2013

Paid news a major cause of concern for media: PM
~~By Abid Hasan
In India there are more than 800 channels in nearly two dozen languages. Television sets have now reached more than half the households in our country. As there are plenty of players performing it is expected there will be some mistakes and challenges every now and then.

Sharing his views on cable TV digitisation, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said, “This process of change in the media sector is continuing with the digitisation of the cable industry, which is in its second phase currently. Digitisation will help broadcasters in market discovery, lead to a more equitable distribution of income, and above all, provide consumers with better services and more choice. I hope it will also provide a healthier revenue stream to television companies.”

Highlighting the importance of media he felt that media has a very important contribution to make in the processes of nation building in our country. “We expect our media not only to just report accurately on what has happened but also to highlight social and economic injustices and thus pave the way for their redressal.”

Pointing out few expectations from media, Prime Minister shared that he expects the media to educate public opinion on what is advisable and what is not by informing the people of the benefits and adverse consequences of following a particular course of action. “We expect the media to point out the shortcomings of the government and thus help in improving the effectiveness of the administrative set up in our country,” he added.

The Prime Minister felt that media has been able to maintain a balance and that there are many newspapers and TV channels that have maintained very high quality in their work, and have made a conscious effort to take up issues that are of critical importance to the society and the country. “We witness examples of accurate, fair and well researched reporting everyday on the pages of newspapers and on TV screens. I think that as a whole our media has been successful in its task of informing and educating the people about the state of our society and to our country and the work of the Government,” he added.

While stressing the other side, he said “However, there have been aberrations too. We sometimes see sensationalism driven by personal and political prejudices. There is trivialisation of serious issues, sometimes resulting in misinformation. Reports about ‘paid news’ during the election times should be a major cause of concern to the media. I am of the view that it is up to the media itself to find effective ways and means of addressing these problems.”

Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh was addressing the audience at NDTV Indian of the year conference held in New Delhi.