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, December 20, 2013

After Tesco-Tata Deal, Anand Sharma hopes more retail majors to set up in India 
NEW DELHI: Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma expects other major global retailers to invest in India after Tesco announced $110 million investment in the multi-brand retail sector in partnership with Tatas. "We do hope that the other majors in this sector will also come, looking at the potential of the Indian market. The fact that they are coming to a country of 1.25 billion, and a country which is the largest producer of food grains, fruits and vegetables...," Sharma told reporters on Thursday. 

Sharma was speaking to reporters after a meeting with George Nakayama, president and CEO of Daiichi Sankyo, Japan. Surely, there is benefit for the investors and it is very clear that when others identify their domestic partners or Indian partners, they will come soon, he added. 

The UK-based Tesco has applied to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for investing as much as $ 110 million in partnership with Tata's Trent . 

This is the first foreign investment in the multi-brand retailing sector since the Central government allowed 51% FDI in September last year. Sharma said investing in India is a business decision and "those who have to invest, they too take time to firm up the business plans". 

He added: "We saw that in the single brand also. Initially, there was this talk that why people have not come but more than $3 billion investment proposals have come in the single brand alone. IKEA took almost a year...but they have finally taken the decision to come and that is the biggest investment." 

He added: "We saw that in the single brand also. Initially, there was this talk that why people have not come but more than $3 billion investment proposals have come in the single brand alone. IKEA took almost a year...but they have finally taken the decision to come and that is the biggest investment." 

In case of brownfield (existing firms), particularly where critical verticals are concerned, there are certain conditionalities that have been put, he said. "...also in the shareholding structures, or the agreement. And those conditions will have to be met when FDI is proposed for acquisition purposes beyond 49%, but rest there are no restrictions," the commerce minister said.