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विदेशों में रखे भारतीय धन पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय कार्रवाई करे

December 29, 2010
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इण्डिया टूडे (3 जनवरी, 2010) के नवीनतम अंक में रविशंकर का एक दिलचस्प कार्टून प्रकाशित हुआ है जिसमें शीर्ष पर प्रमुखता से लिखा गया है : 176 रुपए और उसके पीछे ग्यारह शून्य। मुख्य कार्टून में दिखाया गया है कि डा. मनमोहन सिंह और सोनिया गांधी घोषणा कर रहे हैं कि ”हम भ्रष्टाचार को शून्य बराबर भी बर्दाश्त नहीं करेंगे (We have zero tolerance for corruption)!” और उनके कुछ चापलूस घोषणा कर रहे हैं ”हम अनेक और शून्यों को बर्दाश्त कर सकते हैं” (We can tolerate many more zeros…)A यदि पिछले अनेक महीनों से देश के प्रत्येक कोनों में एक शब्द अब सुनाई देता है या गूंज रहा है तो वह है भ्रष्टाचार, और इसका श्रेय तीनों संवैधानिक प्राधिकरणों-सर्वोच्च न्यायालय, संसद और नियंत्रक-महालेखापरीक्षक (सी.ए.जी.) को जाता है।   29 अक्टूबर को सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के न्यायमूर्ति जी.एस. सिंघवी और न्यायमूर्ति ए.के. गांगुली की पीठ ने ‘सेंटर फॉर पीआईएल‘ द्वारा दायर याचिका … Continue reading विदेशों में रखे भारतीय धन पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय कार्रवाई करे

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LET S.C. ACT ON INDIAN WEALTH ABROAD

December 27, 2010
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The latest issue of India Today (January 3, 2010) carries an interesting cartoon by Ravi Shankar with an amount boldly inscribed at the top : Rs.176, followed by eleven zeroes. The main cartoon shows Dr. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi declaring “We have ZERO tolerance for corruption!” and some minions of theirs declaring “We can tolerate many more zeros….” If for several months now the only word heard and reverberating in every nook and corner of the country is CORRUPTION, the credit for this goes to three constitutional authorities, the Supreme Court, the Parliament and the Comptroller and Auditor General.   On October 29, a Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly hearing a writ petition filed by the “Centre for PIL” seeking action on the basis of the draft report submitted by the CAG, pulled up the Central Government for the slow progress of … Continue reading LET S.C. ACT ON INDIAN WEALTH ABROAD

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A SIGNAL SERVICE TO HISTORY

December 19, 2010
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Today, I have been invited to Chennai to release a unique publication. I describe it as unique because this book was originally published more than three decades back as a Government of India publication titled SHAH COMMISSION REPORT. But the addition of a sub-title “Lost and Regained” to the main title, and some imaginative re-editing gives it a new and significant meaning.   This new book has been compiled and edited by an old friend and Parliamentary colleague of mine, Era Sezhiyan.  Born in 1923, Sezhiyan became an ardent follower and highly trusted assistant of C.N. Annadurai, founder of the DMK. He was in Parliament from 1962 to 1984.  After the 1977 elections, he was a Founder-Member of the Janata Party and served in its National Working Committee and Parliamentary Board. This fresh compilation, re-editing and republication makes the book Sezhiyan’s signal service to history. His  PREFACE AND INTRODUCTION is … Continue reading A SIGNAL SERVICE TO HISTORY

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