DIG Roopa’s unwarranted media stunts

DIG roopa ngtLatest events triggered after the report submitted by DIG Roopa on the irregularities in the functioning of Bengaluru Central Jain has raised many questions on the issues related to rules laid out in the All India Services Conduct Rules. IPS officer Roopa was serving as Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) when she made a detailed report and submitted that contains serious allegations on her senior officer Director General of Police (Prisons) HN Satyanarayana Rao.

DIG Roopa has accused DGP of taking Rs. 2 cr bribe to facilitate separate and privileged arrangements for Shashikala, convicted in disproportionate case. Other irregularities include availability of marijuana in jail premises, special treatment to stamp paper scam kingpin telgi, etc. CM Siddaramaiah wasted no time in ordering an investigation based on the report submitted by DIG Roopa. The investigation will be led by retired bureaucrat Vinay.

The events that unfurled after these above incidents took an ugly turn. Both DIG and DGP took to took media to defend their actions violating all the protocols that they are abided to. The above actions by both of them were unwarranted and deserve criticisms by public. Public spat by DIG is not new to this case, she was also involved in twitter war with Mysuru MP Pratap Simha. The twitter incident drew a wide public criticism from across the lines.

A perfect case for violence of civil services conducts rules

Karnataka government took serious cognisance of the media mud sling by police officers and issued show cause to both of them. Also in order to ensure impartial investigation state government has asked DGP to go on leave and transferred DIG as DIG traffic from Prisons.

There are precedence in the past in other states as well. A trainee civil police officer in Kochi is suspended for posting lewd comments on a Facebook photo of Malayalam actress Manju Warrier.

A senior Assam police officer is suspended for posting comments against Muslims on Facebook

The actions for violating conduct rules are not new. Conduct and report should be viewed separately to ensure justice for all as enshrined in the constitution of India. Will it not be violation of principles of justice if misconduct goes unpunished just because she had pro reform report?

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Is Urjit Patel shielding Union government?

RBI governor Urjit Patel was summoned by Parliamentary committee on Finance, headed by Veerappa Moily, on the issue of outcome of Modi’s flagship idea ‘Demonetization’. There are statements from BJP leaders about the benefits of demonetization which is obviously not the actual state of affairs in the society.

The objectives of demonetization were curbing black money, digital payments, counterfeit currency, etc. Head of world’s largest democracy had failed to understand that most of the black money will be in the form of gold and benami property which is why we will not be able to see any benefits from demonetization.

All said and done about failed attempt in the form of demonetization but the hilarious issue is that RBI is still trying to count the amount that has come back after demonetization. “Special team is working round the clock and still counting notes”, is what Urjit Patel told the parliamentary committee.

The question that arises is how can country’s topmost bank still unable to find the exact amount that has flown back to the banks. Is it not hilarious to laugh at? Or Is Urjit Patel making these rhetoric statements to protect Modi and Arun jaitley who anchored demonetization.Is-Urjit-Patel-shielding-Union-government (1)

Has SC/ST expenditure during Union Budget 2017-18 decreased?

Union budget 2017-18 witnessed a major shift in the budgeting pattern with the merger of non-plan and plan categories for all the ministries and also moved away from sub-plan policy of a targeted budget.

If one carefully analyse the budget from a Dalit and Tribal perspective it shows that there is a tectonic shift in the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) component in the budget.

The title under which allocations are made are replaced by ‘allocations for welfare of  Scheduled Castes’, under statement 10A, and ‘allocations for welfare of  Scheduled Tribes’, statement 10B.

This classification was made despite opposition by Chief ministers’ committee for the union government’s decision to restructure to bring centrally-sponsored ‘Umbrella Schemes for Development of Scheduled Castes’ and ‘Umbrella Schemes for Development of Scheduled Tribe’ as ‘core to core’ schemes which are to be prioritised and sanctioned by legislation.

A proper and deeper analysis shows us that the nature of allocation for SC welfare is only 53% is towards targeted scheme which in turn amounts to only 1.3 % of the total budget expenditure.

The general or non-targeted schemes include employees pension scheme, improvement in salary scale of university and college teachers, and other administrative expenses which are contra to the underlying principle of “directly benefit individuals, families and hamlets belonging to SC/ST Community,” as stated by the Jadhav regulations.

Although this Budget shows an increase in the allocation in absolute terms, it is retrogressive step for the empowerment and welfare of SC/STs. Several allocations that are administrative in nature like salaries, interest payments, subsidies and pensions are merged into welfare schemes in the name of the plan and non-plan merger. The plague of a large proportion of non-targeted schemes continue. Merger of plan and non-plan categories has legitimised large-scale diversions of SC/ST funds to pensions, salaries and so on. Most of all, reducing the sub-plans for SCs and STs to mere allocations for SC/ST welfare is definitely going back at least three decades of planning for SC/ST development in this country. This is not just a name change but major policy shift which will have an irreversible detrimental effect on building an inclusive India.Modi Union Budget

ಮೋದಿ ವಿದೇಶ ಪ್ರಯಾಣ, ಯಾರಿಗೆಷ್ಟು ಲಾಭ-ನಷ್ಟ?

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ಮಾನ್ಯ ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿಯವರು ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದ ನಂತರ ವಿದೇಶಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡುವ ಮೂಲಕ ದೇಶದ ಜನರಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಗಳ ಬೆಟ್ಟವೇ ಹುಟ್ಟುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಇದರಿಂದ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಡವಾಳ ಹೂಡಿಕೆಯ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗುತ್ತದೆ, ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂದು ನುಡಿದಿದ್ದ ಅವರ ಮಾತುಗಳು ಕಾಲಕ್ರಮೇಣ ಹುಸಿಯಾಗುತ್ತ ಬಂದವು. ಇದು ಅವರÀ ವಿದೇಶ ಪ್ರವಾಸದಿಂದ ದೇಶಕ್ಕೇನು ಲಾಭ ಎಂಬ ಜಿಜ್ಞಾಸೆ ಮೂಡಲು ಕಾರಣವಾಯಿತು. ಮೋದಿಯವರ ವಿದೇಶ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಅದ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದಷ್ಟು ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ನೋಡೋಣ.

ಮೋದಿ ರಷ್ಯಾ ಭೇಟಿ
ಮೋದಿಯವರ ಆಪ್ತ ಮಿತ್ರ ಹಾಗೆ ಉದ್ಯಮಿಯಾಗಿರುವ ಅನಿಲ್ ಅಂಬಾನಿಯವರ ರಿಲಾಯನ್ಸ್ ಕಂಪೆನಿ ರಷ್ಯಾದ ಶಸ್ತ್ರಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಕಂಪೆನಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ 6000 ಬಿಲಿಯನ್ ಡಾಲರ್‍ಗಳ ಒಪ್ಪಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಹಿ ಮಾಡಲು ಅನುಕೂಲ
ಮೋದಿ ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸ್ ಭೇಟಿ
ಅನಿಲ್ ಅಂಬಾನಿಯ ರಿಲಾಯನ್ಸ್ ಕಂಪೆನಿಯು ರೈಫಲ್ ಫೈಟರ್ ಜೆಟ್ ಡೀಲನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಅನುಕೂಲ
ಮೋದಿ ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯಾ ಭೇಟಿ
ಮೋದಿಯವರ ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯಾ ಭೇಟಿಯಿಂದ ಅವರ ಆಪ್ತ ಗೌತಮ್ ಅದಾನಿಯ ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯಾ ಕಲ್ಲಿದ್ದಲು ಗಣಿ ಯೋಜನೆಗೆ ಅಂತಿಮ ಒಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ಸಿಗುತ್ತದೆ.
ಮೋದಿ ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾ ಭೇಟಿ
ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಉಷ್ಣೋತ್ಪನ್ನ ಇಂಧನ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ, ಅದಾನಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಆರ್.ಪವರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪೆಟ್ರೋನೆಟ್ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾ ದೇಶದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಒಪ್ಪಂದ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಸಹಾಯವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.
ಮೋದಿ ಅಮೇರಿಕಾ ಭೇಟಿ
ಮೋದಿ ಆಪ್ತ ಅಂಬಾನಿಯ ರಿಲಾಯನ್ಸ್ ರಕ್ಷಣಾ ಶಾಖೆಯು ಯು.ಎಸ್.ಎ ನೆರವಿನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಯುದ್ಧನೌಕೆಗಳ ದುರಸ್ತಿ ಒಪ್ಪಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಹಿ ಹಾಕುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ಒಪ್ಪಂದದಿಂದ ಅಂಬಾನಿ ಕಂಪೆನಿಗೆ 5 ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರೂ.15 ಸಾವಿರ ಕೋಟಿ ಲಾಭ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.
ಮೋದಿ ಇಸ್ರೇಲ್ ಭೇಟಿ
ಮೋದಿಯ ಪರಮಾಪ್ತ ಉದ್ಯಮಿ ಗೌತಮ್ ಅದಾನಿ ಮತ್ತು ಇಸ್ರೇಲಿನ ಎಲ್ಟಿಜ್ ಕಂಪೆನಿಗಳು ಮಾನವ ರಹಿತ ಆಕಾಶ ನೌಕೆಗಳ ಉದ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಜಂಟಿ ಒಪ್ಪಂದ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿವೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಮೋದಿಯವರ ಭೇಟಿ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಪಾತ್ರ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದೆ ಎಂಬುದು ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ.
ಒಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೋದಿಯವರ ವಿದೇಶ ಪ್ರವಾಸದಿಂದ ದೇಶಕ್ಕೆಷ್ಟು ಲಾಭವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಈಗಲೇ ತಿಳಿದು ಬರದೇ ಹೋದರು, ಅವರ ಆಪ್ತ ಉದ್ಯಮಿ ವಲಯಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಕೋಟ್ಯಾಂತರ ರೂ. ಲಾಭವಾಗಿರುವುದು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟವಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರತಿಯಾಗಿ ಮೋದಿಯವರ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಖರ್ಚು ವೆಚ್ಚಗಳನ್ನುಖೀ ಉದ್ಯಮಿ ವಲಯದವರು ನೋಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ ಎಂಬ ಬಗ್ಗೆಯೂ ಹಲವಾರು ಕಡೆ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪವಾಗಿದೆ. ಹಾಗಾದರೆ ತನ್ನ ಆಪ್ತ ವಲಯದ ಲಾಭಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ದೇಶದ ಬಡ ಜನರು ಕಟ್ಟಿದ ತೆರಿಗೆ ಹಣದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿದೇಶ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸೂಕ್ತ ಎಂಬುದೆ ಸದ್ಯದ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ.



Dear Arnab,

You recently put out 10 questions to Rahul Gandhi under your unique signage ‘The Nation wants to know’.  Contrary to your anticipation, here is a citizen of India responding to you. Logically.

1. Rahul has a right, BUT NOT a pressing national responsibility, to meet the envoy.

Ok. That is a comment, not a question.

But still, you cannot dictate responsibility of a citizen towards his nation. Not just Rahul Gandhi, but shouldn’t every citizen of India do their best to ensure national security and peace is maintained with neighbours? As a sitting member of the Indian Parliament and Vice-President of the Central Opposition Party, I believe he has all the rights, power and position to meet the enovy. The question of responsibility appears subjective; it is a national pity if you don’t think it is his & every other political leader’s responsibility to meet & ascertain facts.
Just to remind you, a similar incident took place in 2015 and our prime minister was holding an umbrella for Chinese Premier.

It’s not clear what the major emergency was which made him rush to the Chinese embassy on Saturday at a time when the situation on the LAC was so sensitive.

You definitely need some classes on International Politics. Instead of appreciating the efforts made by Rahul Gandhi, you want to create a conspiracy out of it. You should have raised questions to Chinese and not an Indian leader.  Also, you end your statement with “the situation on the LAC was so sensitive”, does that not sound like an emergency worth attending to by leaders across the political spectrum?

3. When the Government is dealing with a sensitive situation, and Rahul knows about that, what track two was he trying to do with the Chinese?

You or me, we do not qualify to know the internal strategies that can endanger national security. Indian National Congress was part of ruling coalition of the country for the longest time and where ever we stand with China today, Rahul Gandhi is well aware about it just like any other senior Congress leader would be. There have been drastic changes in our foreign policies, which might be good for some reasons and bad for others. We are going through a drastic period of change in our foreign policy and our stance on international issues including our own. During this time, it is very important to balance our position by bringing good part of both – old and new foreign policies on table and to see if we can resolve the issue in short term and ensure that it would not happen again in long term. We may have to adopt some of the old ideas of foreign policy. In such scenario, opposition (the previous ruling party or leader) plays a major role – that’s what is happening here.
The problem is you only raise question when you can get TRP out of it. Why didn’t you raise question when present government asked our beloved former Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh to intervene in GST execution? Present government went to him at least three times to ask for his advice. So, putting things into perspective – government may change but the issues and people are the same and healthy collaboration is required from opposition.

By the way, I hope you have acquired your GST number – warna dhandha thoda jaldi bandh ho jayega.

If Rahul wanted to know the truth, why didn’t he ask the government for a debrief?

Are you the government? Do you have access to such high-level debriefing sessions of government? If yes, then it’s a serious concern for citizens of the country. If not – what is the basis of your question? There are several ways of debriefing. Direct and indirect. Few things are said and few things are not said, but expected from leader.
See, you won’t understand because no matter how many times we debrief you on your behaviour, you do not understand. So, stop challenging your mental ability to understand such complex scenarios.

Who goes quietly to the embassy of a foreign power that has been threatening to teach India a lesson, to “exchange views”?

Do you expect that Rahul Gandhi goes there with Band Baja ? Arnab – You don’t have to shout for everything. FYI, there are ways of doing things quietly, as well.

6. What happened in the meeting? Did the Chinese coach Rahul on their position or did Rahul angrily teach them a lesson on facts?

What would a sensible Indian do? See, Arnab we need to come out of the attitude of kill or be killed. Issues of such significance are solved through negotiation where you raise your concern and you listen to concerns of others. Unlike some news debate where one doesn’t listen but just speak. So, neither of what you said happened.

7.Is it a sheer coincidence that just a day earlier, Rahul
’s tweets (not deleted yet 😊 ) attack the prime minister for “silence on China”?

Do you disagree with Rahul? China should not be silenced? If you agree with him, you would not raise this question. When you raise this question, I as a viewer doubt your credibility and priorities. It seems for you sensationalising news is more important than silencing CHINA. I doubt your patriotism.

8.Why did the Congress officially deny the meeting when news came out this morning?

Yes, it was denied by a Congress leader but not by the party. If you will apply this theory to other parties, you would realize that there is lot of bull shit spoken by ruling party MPs, MLAs and other leaders but you do not take it as a stance of the party. So, let’s not be biased here.

If it was fake news, then why did the Congress confirm the fake news later in the evening today?

I have laughed a lot on your questions. Any sensible person would. A news is a news only when confirmed. Just the same day, media first announced Ravi Shastri as a head coach. The same media then announced it to be fake news as said by BCCI. And by the evening, same BCCI confirmed Ravi Shastri as a head coach. The point here is, certain information has to come from certain authority before you call it a fake news or a real one. But, how would you know? I advise you to have a better content process system in place to avoid such misunderstandings. I can help if you need.

10. Rahul says it’s his job to be informed of critical issues. By the logic extended to the Chinese, would he go to the Pakistan High Commission to be informed of the situation along the LoC?

Are you so naive to compare Pakistan with China? You might like Pakistan as much as China, but China is a superpower, Pakistan is not. On any war-like situation Pakistan cannot stand against us but China definitely can. And let’s be practical here and not give so much importance to Pakistan. And as far as Pakistan is concerned our PM is doing decent job by visiting them on birthdays and other occasions.

To conclude:
I appreciate you asking questions through digital medium. A person can answer your questions without you interrupting them. People can read answers without you manipulating them. Reader can really think from all perspectives without any bias. They can look beyond sensationalism of the news. Unlike many BJP leaders, who cannot stand criticism, we invite your questions – only if they are backed with genuine concerns and not a publicity stunt. I hope, you will be also ready to answer some of our questions when asked? Because not far from now, people will raise questions on your biased journalism. People will ask you lot of questions ARNAB. They will question your integrity towards the nation, they will question your blindness towards some politicians. They will question your ability to stand for truth. They will question your approach to sensationalise every important constructive event. Because times will change and I hope you are prepared for that.

Just to remind you, if you are right in your stance, we will not troll you. We will not manipulate your answers. We will not shout at you. We will respect you as human being. That’s the difference between you and us. But when you are objectively incorrect, be ready to face the music. Coming to you from across this great nation. Jai Hind!

ಭಾಷಣದಿಂದ ದೇಶ ರಕ್ಷಣೆ ಅಸಾಧ್ಯ..!

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ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ನರೇಂದ್ರ ಮೋದಿಯವರು ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬರುವ ಪೂರ್ವದಿಂದಲೂ ಬಲಪಂಥೀಯ ವಿಚಾರಧಾರೆಗಳನ್ನು ಉಗ್ರವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದಿಸಿದ ನಾಯಕ, ಅವರ ಆಡಳಿತದ ಅವಧಿಯಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಅಮರನಾಥ ಯಾತ್ರಿಕರ ಮೇಲೆ ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದಕ ದಾಳಿಗಳು ನಡೆದಿರುವುದು ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ದುರಂತ. ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬರುವ ಪೂರ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ವಿಚಾರಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಅವರು ಆವೇಶಭರಿತ ಮಾತುಗಳನ್ನು ಆಡಿದ್ದರೋ, ಇಂದು ಅದೇ ವಿಚಾರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರು ವಿಫಲತೆಯನ್ನು ಅನುಭವಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಘಟನೆ ಇದಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಅಷ್ಟೆ.

ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದನೆ ನಿಮೂರ್ಲನೆಯ ಪಣತೊಟ್ಟು, ಅಧಿಕಾರದ ಚುಕ್ಕಾಣಿ ಹಿಡಿದ ಮೋದಿಯವರು ಇಂದು ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದಕ ಕೃತ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ನಿಗ್ರಹಿಸಲಾಗದೆ ದಾರಿ ಕಾಣದಂತಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಒಂದು ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಲು ಕೇವಲ ಭಾಷಣಗಳಿಂದ ಮಾತ್ರ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ, ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ತಕ್ಕ ಅನುಭವವೂ ಬೇಕು ಎಂಬುದು ಸರ್ವಸಮ್ಮತವಾದ ಅಂಶ. ಆ ಅನುಭವದ ಕೊರತೆ ಮೋದಿಯವರನ್ನು ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದ ದಿನದಿಂದ ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದಕರ ದಾಳಿಗಳು ನಿರಂತರವಾಗಿ ಏರುತ್ತಾ ಸಾಗಿವೆ. ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದಕರನ್ನು ಮಟ್ಟಹಾಕಲು ನಡೆಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎನ್ನಲಾದ ಸರ್ಜಿಕಲ್ ಸ್ಟ್ರೈಕ್‍ನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇದುವರೆಗೂ ದೇಶದ ಜನತೆಗೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗದೆ ಇರುವುದು ಹಲವಾರು ಅನುಮಾನಗಳಿಗೆ ಎಡೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಟ್ಟಿದೆ. ಅದನ್ನು ಹೊರತುಪಡಿಸಿದರೆ ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದನೆ ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಕೈಗೊಂಡಿರುವ ಗಮನಾರ್ಹ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ನಿರ್ಧಾರಗಳಾವುವು ಇಲ್ಲ ಎಂದೇ ಹೇಳಬಹುದು.

ದೇಶದ ಭದ್ರತೆಯನ್ನು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಲಘುವಾಗಿ ಪರಿಗಣಿಸಿದ್ದೆ ಇಂತಹ ದಾಳಿಗಳು ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಲು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಕಾರಣ. ಒಂದು ದೇಶದ ಭದ್ರತೆಯ ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ರೂಪಿಸಲು ಚಾಣಾಕ್ಷತೆ ಮತ್ತು ದೃಢ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪ ಎರಡೂ ಅತ್ಯಗತ್ಯ. ಇವೆರಡರಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಒಂದು ಅಂಶ ಕೊರತೆ ಆದರೂ ಇಂತಹ ಘಟನೆಗಳು ಮರುಕಳಿಸುತ್ತಲೇ ಇರುತ್ತವೆ. ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದನೆ ಎಂಬುದು ಇಂದು ನೆನ್ನೆಯ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೂ ಅದನ್ನು ಎದುರಿಸಲು ಸೂಕ್ತ ತಂತ್ರಗಳನ್ನಾದರೂ ರೂಪಿಸುವ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿದೆ. ಅಮರನಾಥ ಯಾತ್ರಿಕರ ಮೇಲೆ ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದಕ ದಾಳಿ ಇದೇ ಮೊದಲಲ್ಲ. ಹಿಂದೆ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಅಧಿಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದಾಗಲೇ 2000ನೇ ಇಸವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ದಾಳಿ ನಡೆದಿತ್ತು. ಆ ದಾಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ 30 ಯಾತ್ರಿಕರು ಸಾವನ್ನಪ್ಪಿ, ಹಲವಾರು ಮಂದಿ ಗಂಭೀರವಾಗಿ ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು.

ಕೇವಲ ಮಾತುಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಬೆಟ್ಟದಷ್ಟು ಭರವಸೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡುವ ಬದಲು, ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ತಂದು ಅದು ಜನರ ಅನುಭವಕ್ಕೆ ಬರುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಉತ್ತಮ. ದೊಡ್ಡ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಭಾಷಣಗಳಿಂದ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಗಳು ಕೂಡ ಭಾಷಣದ ಪ್ರಮಾಣದಷ್ಟೇ ದೊಡ್ಡದಾಗಿರುತ್ತವೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಮರೆಯಬಾರದು.

ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಲಭೆ ಹಿಂದಿನ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಕೈಗಳು

Daksina kanada
ಕಳೆದ ಒಂದೂವರೆ ತಿಂಗಳಿನಿಂದ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಕ್ಷರಶಃ ರಣರಂಗವಾಗಿ ಮಾರ್ಪಟ್ಟಿದೆ. ಸುಳ್ಯ, ಬಂಟ್ವಾಳ, ಬೆಳ್ತಂಗಡಿ, ಪುತ್ತೂರು, ಬಿ.ಸಿ.ರೋಡ್‍ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕ್ಷುಬ್ಧ ವಾತಾವರಣ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾಗಿದೆ. ಜನರು ಮನೆಯಿಂದ ಹೊರಬರುವುದಕ್ಕೂ ಯೋಚನೆ ಮಾಡುವಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಹತೋಟಿಗೆ ತರುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಹಗಲಿರುಳು ಶ್ರಮಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ, ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿಯುತ ವಿರೋಧ ಪಕ್ಷವಾಗಿ ನಾಡಿನ ಸೌಹಾರ್ದತೆಯನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸುವತ್ತ ಗಮನ ಹರಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ನಾಯಕರು ಜನರಲ್ಲಿ ದ್ವೇಷದ ಜ್ವಾಲೆಯನ್ನು ಹತ್ತಿಸುವ ಮೂಲಕ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಲಾಭ ಪಡೆಯುವಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಪ್ರವೃತ್ತವಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹೀಗಾದರೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ನೆಲೆಸುವುದಾದರೂ ಎಂತು?
ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಗಲಭೆಗಳು ಕಲ್ಲಡ್ಕವನ್ನು ಕೇಂದ್ರವಾಗಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಅಂಶ. ಇದು ಆರ್‍ಎಸ್‍ಎಸ್ ಮುಖಂಡ ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ಭಟ್ಟರ ಭದ್ರಕೋಟೆಯಾಗಿರುವುದೇ ಇದರ ಹಿಂದಿನ ರಹಸ್ಯ. ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ಭಟ್ಟರು ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಗಲಭೆಗಳ ತೆರೆಮರೆಯ ಸೂತ್ರಧಾರ. ಮೇ.26 ರಂದು ಕಲ್ಲಡ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಆರಂಭವಾದ ಕೋಮು ಸಂಘರ್ಷ ಸಾಗಿ ಬಂದ ಹಾದಿ ನಾಗರಿಕ ಸಮಾಜವೇ ತಲೆತಗ್ಗಿಸುವಂತಹುದು. ಅಂದಿನಿಂದ ಇಂದಿನವರೆಗೂ 2 ಅಮಾಯಕ ಜೀವಗಳು ಬಲಿಯಾಗಿವೆ, ಆದರೂ ಕೂಡ ಕೋಮುವಾದಿಗಳ ರಕ್ತದ ದಾಹ ತಣಿದಂತೆ ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಭದ್ರತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರತವಾಗಿರುವ ಪೊಲೀಸರ ಕಣ್ಣುತಪ್ಪಿಸಿ ದಾಳಿಗಳು ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಇದುವರೆಗೂ 2 ಮಾರಕಾಸ್ತ್ರಗಳಿಂದ ಹಲ್ಲೆ, 3 ಚೂರಿ ಇರಿತ, ಕೆಲವು ಮಾರಕಾಸ್ತ್ರ ರಹಿತ ಹಲ್ಲೆ ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳು ನಡೆದಿವೆ. ಈ ಘಟನೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ದಾಳಿಗೊಳಗಾದವರ್ಯಾರು ಸಮಾಜಘಾತುಕರಾಗಲೀ, ಹಾಲಿ ಅಥವಾ ಮಾಜಿ ರೌಡಿಗಳಾಗಲೀ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಅಮಾಯಕ ಜನರು. ಯಾರದೋ ಕುತಂತ್ರದಿಂದ ಮನೆಯ ಆಧಾರವಾಗಬೇಕಾಗಿದ್ದ ಜೀವಗಳು ಬೀದಿ ಹೆಣವಾಗಿವೆ.

ವಿಧಾನಸಭಾ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ಹತ್ತಿರವಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಘಟನೆಯನ್ನು ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಸಿ ಬಳಿಯುವ ಉದ್ದೇಶದಿಂದ ಕೆಲವು ಮತೀಯ ಶಕ್ತಿಗಳು ದುರ್ಬಳಕೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಲಿರುವುದು ದುರದೃಷ್ಟಕರ. ಈಗಿನ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಪಕ್ಷದ ನಾಯಕರು ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಂತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸೌಹಾರ್ದತೆ ಮೂಡಿಸುವತ್ತ ಗಮನ ಹರಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ಇನ್ನೇನು ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಶಾಂತ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಗೆ ಮರಳುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎನ್ನುವ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಉಡುಪಿ ಸಂಸದೆ ಶೋಭಾ ಕರಂದ್ಲಾಜೆಯವರು ಜುಲೈ 10ರ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಕಲಬುರಗಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಉರಿವ ಬೆಂಕಿಗೆ ತುಪ್ಪ ಸುರಿಯುವಂತಹ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯವರೇನು ನಾಮರ್ದರೇ? ಎಂದು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸುವ ಮೂಲಕ ತಿಳಿಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿರುವ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಕದಡುವ ಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇಂತಹ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಗಳು ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭಕ್ಕೆ ಎಷ್ಟು ಸೂಕ್ತ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಅರಿತು ಮಾತನಾಡಬೇಕಿದೆ. ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಶಾಂತಿ ಸೌಹಾರ್ದತೆಯನ್ನು ಕಾಪಾಡುವತ್ತ ಎಷ್ಟೇ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡಿದರೂ, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರು ಆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೈಜೋಡಿಸದ ಹೊರತು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ಸು ಕಾಣುವುದು ಕಷ್ಟ.
ಇನ್ನಾದರೂ ಕೋಮು ಸೌಹಾರ್ದತೆ ಹಾಳುಮಾಡುವವರ ಉದ್ರೇಕಕಾರಿ ಮಾತುಗಳಿಂದ ಪ್ರಭಾವಿತರಾಗದೆ, ಸ್ವಸ್ಥ ಮತ್ತು ಶಾಂತಿಯುತ ಸಮಾಜ ಕಾಪಾಡುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಇಲಾಖೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸಹಕರಿಸುತ್ತಾ, ಬುದ್ಧ, ಬಸವ, ಕಬೀರರಂತಹ ಮಹಾನ್ ಚೇತನಗಳ ಆಶಯಗಳನ್ನು ಸಕಾರಗೊಳಿಸೋಣ.

Modi goes abroad; Indians come from abroad

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Modi has just finished his trip to Israel and has held many similar bilateral talks with other nations taking credit for more than what is required. The way everything is projected looks like the clout our PM Modi has over his counterpart exceeds thousand times. But in reality there is hardly any respite for our Diaspora in that country.

We shall consider Saudi Arabia as an example. When Modi visited Saudi Arabia last year Indian Diaspora in Saudi believed that their conditions will start changing. However this looks like it is opposite.

An estimated 30 lakh Indian citizens live in Saudi Arabia, a country that employs the largest number of Indians anywhere in the world. Keralites forms the bulk of that population. Since last year Saudi Arabia has levying fees for the dependents. The monthly levy was SR100 per dependent in the first year. The amount is now being raised gradually every year until 2020. It has reached SR200 this year, and then increase will become SR300 in July 2019 and SR400 in 2020.

Apart from collecting charges for dependants, Soudi Arabia also levies charges on companies that have more expats than Saudi nationals. The fee is at the rate of SR400 per month per expatriate worker. The monthly amount will double in 2020 to SR800.

These charges are making the lives of Indians vulnerable and deteriorating their living conditions drastically. This may make Indians in Saudi to come back to India thereby creating pressure on the social and economic resources. Also with the conditions of job loss in India due to automation this reverse migration will worsen the situation.

Modi received highest civilian award from Saudi Arabia last year during the visit and claimed that bilateral talks were successful in many fronts. But PM Modi has failed in getting exemptions for Indian expats, form 30% of total expats in Saudi Arabia, from dependant charges. In next few years we may see reverse migration trend because of the failure of Modi to get this charges cancelled.

Kerala will be the worst affected state that accounts for maximum expats. The economy of Kerala is mainly driven by remittances and if the remittances are stopped there will be huge burden on the resources in Kerala.

Will Modi Sarkar intervene to provide relief?

Supreme Court questions parliament!!


The honorable Supreme court on Wednesday asked Centre to provide reasons for not making any law to appoint the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs).

Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar along with Justice D Y Chandrachud were surprised and questioned if centre will ever make law regarding this or if Supreme Court should step in and prepare guidelines for the appointment of CEC and EC in a fair and independent manner.

“Absence of law may force the court to step in to ensure that the appointment of CEC and ECs is fair…for whatever reasons Parliament did not pass the law. Even for appointment of CBI director, Leader of Opposition is involved,” the bench asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar.

Supreme court while making observations pointed at Article 323 (2) of the constitution that states that “The Election Commission shall consist of the Chief Election Commissioner and such number of other Election Commissioners, if any, as the President may from time to time fix and the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners shall, subject to the provisions of any law made in that behalf by Parliament, be made by the President”

Solicitor general tried to answer by saying that CEC and ECs are appointed by both President   and Prime Minister for which court objected by saying that there are no specific procedures  for the appointment.

The question has now arisen after recent appointment of Achal Kumar Joti as CEC by Modi Sarkar.  

Prime Minister who claims to clean the society by bringing reforms in the administration has to ensure that this aspect is checked and rectified at least after the observation by the highest court of India.

Election commission being one of the sacred institution that has to be politically free for any democracy to thrive. Court has observed that till now all ECs were appointed in a free and independent manner.

The observation may be because of new government is doing very little to protect the ethos of democracy. Will Modi Sarkar enact a law regarding this or will be silent to kill democracy?

Karnataka leads innovation through Start-Ups


In a knowledge-based society, innovation is the driving force of the economy on all levels and in all types of organisations. Due to high risks present when introducing new products and services, innovations are usually commercialized via isolated formal formations such as startup companies.

Karnataka government is all set to take lead in this regards. As many as 100 startups will get a total of Rs. 400 crore funding under Karnataka government’s Elevate programme to fast track the launch of most innovative startups.

The government has created a website for ‘Elevate’ programme through which people can post their ideas to get identified by the government to start their projects. Government will provide technical and business support based on the needs for a particular startup.

Government is aiming to concentrate in tier II cities so that even ideas from other cities are recognized. Registrations for Elevate commenced on July 4 and will be open till July 18 for participants across the states.

Experts in verticals will identify and select the best startup for finding. The list of the selected startups will be announced in August end at a summit in Bengaluru.

Entrepreneurial talents with high potential are very scarce and represent the most precious human resource of every nation, which is why they should be fully supported. The economic policy in general and the policy for promoting entrepreneurship have to understand that not all business activities are the same, much less that the motives for being an entrepreneur are the same for everyone.

Facilitating settings for ambitious innovative entrepreneurship is fundamentally different to facilitating settings for self-employed necessity entrepreneurship which Karnataka is trying to master and lead the country with positive stories.