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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.....👍✌
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Commerce Minister Bats for Easing Gold Import Curbs
Bangalore, Jan 27 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Monday favoured easing curbs on gold imports to help the gems and jewellery industry reeling under shortage of the yellow metal.
"I am for a review of the import policy by the finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to ensure equitable and strong playing field to the gems and jewellery industry," Sharma told reporters on the margins of a trade meet here.
The finance ministry and the RBI imposed restrictions on gold imports earlier this fiscal (2013-14) to reduce the widening current account deficit.
Backing Congress president Sonia Gandhi on seeking to relax import norms on gold, Sharma said he would soon meet Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and director-general of the foreign trade office to discuss changes needed in the policy to promote export of gems and jewellery.
"It is for the finance ministry and the RBI to take the final call. I can only discuss and recommend policy review, as it is essential to import gold for exporting finished goods," Sharma said.
On the flip side, Sharma said higher curbs opened up the metal to grey area of smuggling and pressure on supply side.
In a letter to Chidamabaram last week, Sonia Gandhi sought easing import curbs on gold as the measure affected the export traders.
Earlier in the day, Chidambaram said restrictions on gold imports would be reviewed by March-end.
"I am confident that by the end of this (fiscal) year, we will be able to revisit some of the restrictions on gold import but will do so only when we are absolutely sure that we have a firm grip on the current account deficit," Chidambaram said while addressing tax officials at the Customs Day in New Delhi.
Admitting that the curbs led to an increase in gold smuggling, the finance minister said the restrictions were necessary to contain the current account deficit, which shot up to a whopping $88 billion in last fiscal (2012-13).
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