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.....👍✌



Monday, August 19, 2013

With new SEZ norms in place, HDIL (Rs.31) decides not to sell 70-acre land in Kochi
Mumbai, Aug 18:  Following relaxation in SEZ norms, debt-laden property developer HDIL has decided to scrap its plan to sell the 70-acre land parcel at Kochi Special Economic Zone and is now looking to construct IT infrastructure there.

“We have decided not to sell the Kochi land parcel. We will go ahead with our plans of developing IT and IT-enabled services infrastructure following the recent Government decision to amend the SEZ Act, especially in the IT/ITeS sector, as this has given us the confidence to relook our plans and develop IT infrastructure,” HDIL Finance Vice-President Hari Prakash Pandey told PTI here.

The company had planned to set up an IT park on the 70-acre land with an investment of Rs.2,300 crore.

However, in June it decided to abandon the project and sell the land to mobilise funds and utilise them for debt repayment as well as for the expansion of the Mumbai metropolitan region.

Pandey said the company will be reworking on the overall master plan in the wake of recent changes in SEZ regulations and taking it forward.

“We will develop the project on our own,” he added.

Last week the Government relaxed SEZ rules concerning minimum land requirement and sale of units to make the scheme more attractive for investors.

The package of reforms includes reducing the minimum land area requirement by half for different categories of SEZs, an exit policy by allowing transfer of ownership of SEZ units including sale and doing away with minimum land requirement criteria for IT/ITES zones.