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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.....👍✌
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Steel sector seeks government action on cheap Chinese imports
"Indian steel industry is struggling because a lot of cheap imports are coming in, including from China, and they have approached the government. Let's see what happens," Tata Steel Managing Director T V Narendran told reporters on the sidelines of a CII event.
Asked about the impact of increase in import duty on steel in Budget proposals for 2014-15, Narendran said: "In the budget they have only increased the peak duty, they have not increased the basic duty so that's something we are discussing with the government."
He said the current import duty on steel in India was among the lowest in the world and if the government wanted to encourage local manufacturing and local investment, then there should be some sort of support.
According to his estimates, total steel import by India in 2014 was around 8 million tonnes.
India's steel imports during the first 10 months (April-Jan) of 2014-15 stood at 8.127 million tons, up 69 per cent as compared to only 4.803 million tons imported during the corresponding period of 2013-14, according to India Steel Market Watch data.
There is also a concern because in Russia the rouble is ruling very weak and that is also creating a pressure, Narendran pointed.
Asked about imposing dumping, he said: "That is the point of discussion because dumping is a very technical definition, but what industry is saying that there should be some sort of support because establishing dumping cases take some time."
Courtesy: The Economic Times