|The first phase of the 11.4 km on the Versova-Andheri-|
-Ghatkopar, Mumbai was inaugurated on Sunday.
It is expected to carry about 11,00,000
passengers every day.
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, June 09, 2014
India launches Chinese-style economic revival plan
Plan envisages building 100 new cities, a nationwide high-speed rail network and a better tax system to improved schools and more toilets
New Delhi, 9 June, 2014: Narendra Modi’s new government in India on Monday announced ambitious, Chinese-style plans to revive the struggling economy with everything from a nationwide high-speed rail network and a better tax system to improved schools and more toilets.
“The people of India have given a clear mandate,” President Pranab Mukherjee told parliament in a formal speech outlining the Modi government’s programme for the next five years.
“They want to see a vibrant, dynamic and prosperous India. They want to see a resurgent India, regaining the admiration and respect of the international community.”
Mukherjee’s speech, prepared by Modi and his team, touched on almost every aspect of national life and mentioned a series of “national missions” — for example on health services — but did not mention specific legislation to be put before parliament. As he spoke, the Bombay Stock Exchange indices climbed to new highs.
Among the pledges was a commitment to a “Diamond Quadrilateral project of high-speed trains” — which echoes the “Golden Quadrilateral” of highways launched by the previous BJP government — and another to the construction of 100 new cities focused on specialised economic domains and “equipped with world-class amenities”.
Modi has made clear he wants to emulate China’s building of infrastructure and its welcoming of foreign investment as a way of ensuring accelerated growth for India.
“We need to transform ourselves into a globally competitive manufacturing hub, powered by skill, scale and speed,” Mukherjee said.
The speech also addressed one of the key complaints of big businesses such as Vodafone and Shell, which have been hit with hundreds of millions of dollars in tax demands, based either on a retroactive law introduced by Mukherjee himself when he was Congress finance minister or on unexpected tax assessments that are contested by the targeted companies.
Mukherjee, now holding the ceremonial post of president and head of state, said the Modi government would be “predictable, transparent and fair”, rationalising and simplifying the tax regime to make it “non-adversarial and conducive to investment, enterprise and growth”. It would also seek to introduce a long-awaited general sales tax across the country.
The government, however, was “dedicated to the poor” and saw its greatest challenge as ending “the curse of poverty in India”. It would tackle corruption, seek to ensure that a third of seats in parliament were reserved for women and clean a nation renowned for filth and poor sanitation. “We must not tolerate the indignity of homes without toilets and public spaces littered with garbage,” Mukherjee said.
Courtesy: Gulf News