Statistical Study : Poor Farmers & Dirty Indian Politics

India farmer kills himself at Delhi AAP rally

cartoon_politics_india2This is the most debated news on Indian media now! Maybe for this week, till we get another sensational news. Political parties are taking their respective pickings to do politics. Blaming one another and trying to follow their traditional strategy to make people fools. None of the political parties ever tried to resolve the agricultural issues on a serious move. So many projects are been dragged for political and business reasons. Meanwhile, farmers are continuing to commit suicide across the country. When the media covered a single farmer’s suicide on daylight, the politicians are ‘ullu banaving’ making fool of us.

Delhi BJP demands AAP Govt to give compensation of Rs 5 crore to farmer’s family – What about thousands of farmers who died without making a political impact as the farmer who committed suicide in Delhi recently? Our politicians are exposing themselves by making such statements and irresponsible blaming on each other.

Why no Indian Political party is focusing on the solution to end this? They are fighting over how to acquire lands from farmers by various laws to favours industries. Why no one is talking about Indian Rivers Inter-link project?

The Indian Rivers Inter-link is a proposed large-scale civil engineering project that aims to link India‘s rivers by a network of reservoirs and canals and so reduce persistent floods in some parts and water shortages in other parts of India. Which can address the causes of farmer suicides and also enrich the Environment of the whole country!

The raw truth is, projects like inter-linking rivers would unite the people of India together. Maybe while executing the project some politics may happen but once the project gets completed the whole nation will get the benefits of it. People will come together ahead of their regional and states differences. Which will revamp agriculture, India will become more of a Green Nation than an industrial nation. This of course, will prevent Industrialists to an extent and prevent politicians’ tie up with Industries and they cannot make easy money. That’s why such effective projects are kept on hold or progressing at snail pace!

As of 2013, a total of 296,438 farmers had killed themselves in India since 1995.[4] Most farm suicides have been linked to debt, a sharp rise in input costs, serious water crises, price volatility and crop failure due to pest attacks and disease. India is an agrarian country with around 60% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. Farmer suicides account for 11.2% of all suicides in India.[1]

In Britain farmers are taking their own lives at a rate of one a week. ƒ In India, one farmer committed suicide every 32 minutes between 1997 and 2005. Read more from UN’s article here 

The following data is bit old, but shared here for analytical purpose.

Reasons for farm suicides.
(in 2002)[27]
Percent
(of suicides)
Habits like drinking, gambling, etc. 20.35
Failure of crops 16.81
Other reasons (e.g. chit fund) 15.04
Family problems with spouse, others 13.27
Chronic illness 9.73
Marriage of daughters 5.31
Political affiliation 4.42
Property disputes 2.65
Debt burden 2.65
Price crash 2.65
Borrowing too much (e.g. for house construction) 2.65
Losses in non-farm activities 1.77
Failure of bore well 0.88
Note: “Reasons were given by close relatives and friends. There are multiple reasons for suicides. Not even one case was given only one reason.”[27]

Indian Politicians must understand that people are no fools and we can read their minds so well! Instead of blaming one another, they must act upon solutions. Shame on them if they continue doing politics with Farmers and commoners of this country.


Courtesy and Sources : Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, Source 4

Morons Destroy Public Property : A Common Man’s Reaction

Dharmapuri BusWonder why some stupid people burn public properties and kill innocent people in the name of what so ever the crap they call it? Especially in the name of Politics! Like in India…

It’s very simple. There are (ok! almost) no politicians here in the politics for the people, so as their party and their supporters. They are in politics for their own selfish motives. This is the bitter truth. Nobody can change them. Only individuals can be the change what he/she wants. Unfortunately, our society always runs on a consensus, without knowing the impacts in the future, without seeing the right or wrong. Just selfishness drives us. We follow the majority, even if they are walking towards a pile of crap.

Many of you aware of the arrest of a Cheif Minister (Tamilnadu, India) following that protests and riots in Tamilnadu. Without even thinking with common sense.

Just 5 points to ponder

1. She was a CM, not an ordinary person. If justice can treat her equal, be proud about India, at least we have such a judiciary system here.

2. We are no one to justify the judgement. It is up to the then CM, the Judge and advocates to prove the guilt or innocence in their side.

3. Many supporters disturbed public and destroyed their own properties, thinking that it belongs to the people/the govt. They are morons so no use of any discussion about them. Don’t know what is the logic behind their acts! Even we have the history of cruel acts of killing innocent people and burning them alive to death. We don’t care who kills the innocent, we question why the mind behind them who killed the innocents? “If you dare go and kill your enemies. You can’t! So you…burning them alive to death. We don’t care who kills the innocent, we question why the mind behind them who killed the innocents? “If you dare go and kill your enemies. You can’t! So you…

4. Oppositions parties 🙂 As expected the hypocrites did their job, with dirt on their own hands.

5. The most importantly missing common sense: If the then CM was innocent, who stopped her from proving her innocence? If it is not possible for a CM to justify! provided the accusations were wrong, as claimed by their supporters! Then imagine common people’s situation, anyone can frame any case on anyone at will, if they have money power.

If we people find profit in making patriotic movies against bad politicians, corruptions, we will make such movies, watch and celebrate 100 days. Also forget it next day. Who cares in Real life. Isn’t it? Our heroes protested for the release of the arrested. Why didn’t they appeal in court, filed a case against the judgement and everyone signed a petition? We have seen heroes who inspired us in such movies became victims of the situation in real life! If they didn’t join the protest supporting a corruption case, their films will face tough situations ahead. Maybe that’s why they had participated. So as hundreds of street side vendors and common people who closed their businesses, just to prevent some moron from throwing stones or setting fire to the life-source of their family. There was no sentiment at all, but just an enforced situation.

This is not just about this incidence, almost all the political parties in India would trigger the same reaction if they face any actions like this. So the points here are just for quoting an example. The picture is bigger.

We people all knew the true colors of politicians who accumulate wealth illegally. Some get caught, many are not. Even there are bad people among us who do the same, may be in a smaller scale, when compared to politicians. There are also good people who still believe in honesty and justice. But here, there is no use of raising voice or standing against the Politicians. Because the system of this selfish society supports them. They are the majority. They want the crumbs that fall from the politicians leftovers. So good people just need to stay aside and watch their games.

Evil will expose other evils and destroy one another, if not today some other day. But it will happen.


– Din


“Instead of putting a Band Aid on your cut finger, why not just amputate at the elbow? See, I’m a problem solver. I should go into politics.”
Jarod Kintz,

Note: This is unbiased, written on social interest and for educational purposes only

Know : Rajya Sabha / Upper House of Indian Parliament

Rajya-SabhaThe Rajya Sabha (RS) or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of IndiaRajya means “state” and Sabha means “assembly” in Sanskrit. Membership is limited to 250 members, 12 of whom are nominated by the President of India for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. The remainder of body is elected by the state and territorial legislatures. Members sit for six-year terms, with one third of the members retiring every two years.

The Rajya Sabha meets in continuous sessions and, unlike the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, is not subject to dissolution. The Rajya Sabha has equal footing in all areas of legislation with Lok Sabha, except in the area of supply, where the Lok Sabha has overriding powers. In the case of conflicting legislation, a joint sitting of the two houses is held. However, since the Lok Sabha has twice as many members as the Rajya Sabha, the former would normally hold the greater power. Only three such joint-sessions have been held; the latest one for the passage of the 2002 Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (currently, Hamid Ansari) is the ex-officio Vice President of India, who presides over its sessions. The Deputy Chairman, who is elected from amongst the RS’s members, takes care of the day-to-day matters of the house in the absence of the Chairman. The Rajya Sabha held its first sitting on 13 May 1952. The salary and other benefits for a member of Rajya Sabha are same as for a member of Lok Sabha.

Qualifications

For anyone to become a member of the Rajya Sabha, he/she must be at least 30 years of age. Other qualifications are same as in becoming a member of the Lok Sabha. Also, any member can be disqualified in the same manner as for members in the Lok Sabha.

Members are elected by the Legislative Assembly of States and Union territories by means of Single transferable vote through Proportional representation.

However twelve members are nominated by the President of India having special knowledge in various areas like Arts, Science etc. However they are not entitled to vote in Presidential elections as per Article 55 of Indian Constitution.

Functions

  • Any bill (non-financial), in general, has to be approved by Rajya Sabha even if approved by Lok Sabha.
  • Equal Powers with the Lok Sabha in initiating and passing any Bill for Constitutional Amendment (by a majority of the total membership of the House and at least two-thirds majority of the members present and voting).
  • Equal Powers with the Lok Sabha in initiating and passing a motion for the impeachment of the President (by two-thirds of the membership of the House).
  • Equal Powers with the Lok Sabha in initiating and passing a motion for the impeachment of the judges of the Supreme Court and the state High Courts (by a majority of the membership of the House and at least two-thirds majority of the members present and voting).
  • Equal Powers with the Lok Sabha in initiating and passing a resolution declaring war or national emergency (by two-thirds majority) or constitutional emergency (by simple majority) in a state.
  • The house is not subject to dissolution which is a limitation for Lok Sabha.

The number of members of Lok Sabha are more than twice the members of Rajya Sabha. As a result, in case a non-financial bill is rejected by the latter, if passed by the former, then in the joint-session of the parliament, the bill is most likely to be passed. So, in general, the Lok Sabha has more power than Rajya Sabha in matters of legislation.

Seats are allotted in proportion to the population of each state or union territory. An additional 12 members are nominated by the President.

No Name Nominated DOR
1 Anu Aga Nominated 26-Apr-2018
2 Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Nominated 17-Nov-2015
3 Bhalchandra Mungekar Indian National Congress 21-Mar-2016
4 B. Jayashree Nominated 21-Mar-2016
5 H.K. Dua Nominated 17-Nov-2015
6 Javed Akhtar Nominated 21-Mar-2016
7 Mani Shankar Aiyar Indian National Congress 21-Mar-2016
8 Rekha Nominated 26-Apr-2018
9 Sachin Tendulkar Nominated 26-Apr-2018
10 Mrinal Miri Nominated 21-mar-2016
11 K. Parasaran Nominated 28-Jun-2018
12 Jyoti Prakash Bera Nominated 08-Oct-2018

Name of State No. of Seats
Andhra Pradesh 18
Arunachal Pradesh 1
Assam 7
Bihar 16
Chhattisgarh 5
Goa 1
Gujarat 11
Haryana 5
Himachal Pradesh 3
Jammu & Kashmir 4
Jharkhand 6
Karnataka 12
Kerala 9
Madhya Pradesh 11
Maharashtra 19
Manipur 1
Meghalaya 1
Mizoram 1
Nagaland 1
National Capital Territory (Delhi) 3
Nominated 12
Odisha 10
Pondicherry 1
Punjab 7
Rajasthan 10
Sikkim 1
Tamil Nadu 18
Tripura 1
Uttar Pradesh 31
Uttarakhand 3
West Bengal 16

Courtesy and Source : Wikipedia

Blow the whistle : Sachin and Rekha Spent ‘Rs.0’ as MPs for People

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Cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha who were nominated to Rajya Sabha around two years ago have spent “zero” rupee on development in their respective adopted areas.

Official reports published on the website of ministry of statistics and programme implementation reveal that the celebrity MPs did not spend anything from their members of the parliament local area development (MPLAD) fund.

The Upper House parliamentarians get to adopt a district of their choice for development. Each Rajya Sabha member is entitled to Rs 5 crore a year from their MPLAD fund. Sachin Tendulkar adopted district is Mumbai suburban, but Rekha has not bothered to even adopt a district.

Neither sent any development project proposal to the government. Both have accumulated Rs 10 crore each in their two year old accounts.

– Times of India

One hundred years ago, the Seventeenth Amendment to the US Constitution was passed, changing the way representatives were elected to the Upper House (Senate). Before 1913, Senators were elected by the State legislators, as is the case in India, with Rajya Sabha members being elected by MLAs. But going forward from that date, all Senators were to be directly elected by the people.

There was a long history of abuse of their rights by this electoral college of state legislatures that preceded this in the US, resulting in a wide-spread clamour for change.

In India too, there are many things odd with the way Rajya Sabha members are elected. For instance, we have a highly overlapping situation where MLAs elect members to the upper houses of the states (MLCs) as well as the upper house of the country, and this is surely resulting in concentration of legislative power.

Could we come up with a system that is more directly accountable to the people? Should districts be represented in the RS? What does it mean for it to a House of the States if people from outside the states can be elected? Should RS elections be on a party basis? Should RS members be bound by the anti-defection law, if they do not represent party interests? These and many more questions about selection of the upper house members merit broader discussion.

– Says Ashwin Mahesh, Indiawires.com

Politics and Serving the public is no game anyone can play! One needs to have a passion for doing anything. May be the master blaster Sachin lacks passion for “Serving people” as he has for cricket and don’t know much about actress Rekha’s passion. As a cricketer Sachin has almost every cricketing record and known to be a perfect Cricketer. We hope he bounces back from this controversy and score well in this second innings of his life as an MP.

Hope we people separate Politics from Cinema and other Celebritized fields. We respect the likes of the great Sachin in their respective fields, at the same time we wish they let way to passionate people in politics rather, putting their reputation they hard earned all these years under the radar by choosing over something like politics what they may not have a passion for. 

This is no Game! This is Real and this is the life of people.

So we hope all people wake up from this Utopian dream making celebrities as responsible politicians to run the nation. Especially people of India need to wake up. Vote responsible for those who are passionate about serving the nation. Of course, selection of Rajya Sabha we do not have much control, but we can decide who goes to the Lok Sabha.