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, July 07, 2014

Budget 2014: Raise duty-free liquor allowance to 4 litre for travellers, says ASSOCHAM
[Editor: According to, 24 June, 2014, the ace Indian investor, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is betting his chips on the Indian liquor industry and sees tremendous potential. He is positive on Vijay Mallya owned United Spirits Ltd and is holding the shares of Radico Khaitan Ltd]
NEW DELHI, Jul 3, 2014: Trade body ASSOCHAM today asked the government to raise the duty-free allowance for incoming international air travellers from two litres of liquor to four, saying 75 per cent of the total purchases was of wines and spirits.
Maintaining that duty-free sales at Indian airports was estimated to be around US $ 350 million annually, the ASSOCHAM said about 65 per cent of the total sales was from arrival duty-free shops and three-fourths of it consisted of liquor. 

An additional two litres of duty-free liquor sale would generate an estimated US $ 125 million extra, it said in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ahead of the budget.

"To promote tourism and stimulate buying on international arrivals, many countries have a higher duty-free quota for travellers provided they do shopping at the arriving airport," the organisation said.

It gave examples of several countries including the European Union, the UK, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Dubai and Singapore to show that these nations allowed a higher quota if the wines and spirits were bought at their airports on landing. To compete with this, the government should allow duty- free import of additional two litres, as it would help enhance revenues to the airport operators including Airports Authority of India and the government, the ASSOCHAM said.

Courtesy: The Economic Times
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