Month: May 2012


May 31, 2012

Politicians are generally critical of media persons. It is, however, rare that media men themselves ridicule their own fraternity for indulging in political criticism not because it is justified but because even while realizing that the criticism is uninformed and superficial, the write ups do add up to “lazy copy”.   Swapan Dasgupta is an eminent journalist who commands great respect in the capital. His page one piece every Sunday in the Pioneer is read with great interest. His latest column (May 27, 2012) is a severe comment on the media which he holds “shapes the tone and tenor of the chattering class

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May 30, 2012

सन् 2011 के अंतिम दिनों में मैंने तीन मुद्दों-भ्रष्टाचार, मंहगाई और कालेधन-को मुखरित करने के उद्देश्य से 40 दिन की रथयात्रा की थी।   इस यात्रा के दौरान राजस्थान में शेखावाटी के रेगिस्तान क्षेत्र से गुजरते हुए, मुझे एक व्यक्ति ने

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May 29, 2012

In the last quarter of 2011, I undertook a 40-day rath yatra to highlight three issues: corruption, inflation and black money.   While passing through the desert region of Shekhawati in Rajasthan, some one mentioned to me that when the N.D.A. regime was in office and Prime Minister Vajpayee had spoken about interlinking of rivers farmers of Rajasthan had felt greatly enthused by the move.   Indeed, whenever in my speeches I referred to this NDA proposal for which a Task Force headed by Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu had been set up, I found the audience very responsive.   In 2002, A PIL Petition was filed in the Supreme Court that there was need to conserve water and properly utilize available resources by inter linking rivers like Ganga, Kaveri, Vaigai and Tambaravani.    A 3-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia delivered a 63-page … Continue reading SUPREME COURT’S LANDMARK JUDGMENT ON INTERLINKING OF RIVERS

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