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, January 09, 2014

Court upholds selection of firm for ‘New KAVERI’ project
While Tera Software had quoted Rs.165.2 crore, HCL Infosystems quoted the lowest, Rs.147.91 crore, for executing the project.
January 9, 2014: The Department of Stamps and Registration can now go ahead with its ‘New KAVERI’ project with the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday dismissing a petition questioning selection of software firm HCL Infosystems Ltd. for execution of the project.

Justice A.S. Bopanna upheld the acceptance of the bid submitted by HCL Infosystems while dismissing the petition filed by Tera Software Ltd., one of the bidders that had questioned the selection.

While Tera Software had quoted Rs. 165.2 crore, HCL Infosystems quoted the lowest, Rs. 147.91 crore, for executing the project.

New KAVERI (Karnataka Valuation and E-registration) project would have features such as allowing property owners to access their property details online and measures to prevent some frauds.

The project also includes tasks such as procuring, installing and maintaining the hardware, and developing software called ‘New Kaveri’.

The bids were invited in December 2012 by the Inspector-General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamps.

Tera Software had alleged that HCL Infosystems was selected though the company failed to disclose that it was “blacklisted” by the Rajasthan Commercial Tax Department and did not quote the amount for toners of printers and consumables.

HCL Infosystems, however, pointed out to the Court that the Rajasthan Commercial Tax authorities had taken the company off the blacklist on the intervention of the Rajasthan High Court and that the order of blacklisting was not in operation when the company submitted the bids.

Pointing out that courts cannot interfere in tender process when there were no elements of arbitrariness or loss to exchequer in the selection process, Mr. Justice Bopanna upheld the process followed for selection while observing that there was a huge difference in the bid amount. 

Courtesy: The Hindu