Strange are the ways of Sidhu
Imran Khan has taken a new leaf out of his coaching books to invite Sidhu and other cricketers for his swearing in the oath-taking ceremony. His invitation is formal and in some cases it’s personal. Out of a couple of the Indian cricketers, only Navjyot Singh Sidhu accepted the invitation and travelled to Pakistan to show his presence and show the Indian Government his liking towards the old enemy. This was criticised by the social media but Sidhu dared to visit Islamabad and showed his tantrums. Sidhu is known for showing his tantrums since his cricketing days. He left England during a test match in a haste to show his resentment against Azharuddin and his style of captaincy and by now embracing and showing extended arms to Imran Khan. Sindhu is in a self-style mode and needs to be given a slap on his face for his over-enthusiasm. He is a deterrent in the Indian politics like Mani Shankar Iyer and needs to be condemned for his actions.
Issue strict order on multiplexes
In spite of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assuring on the issue of multiplexes fleecing moviegoers by not allowing outside food and that things will be sold at an affordable price, the reality is that a humble bhel cost Rs 150, this construes that either theatres are not paying heed towards the government order or the government still didn’t specify the prices of foods. This was the honest and important question from the High Court that if the food was allowed inside trains and aircraft then how does it suddenly become a security threat when it comes to the cinema hall. I appeal to the government to issue a strict order regarding it.
Indian Government’s inability
The Indian Rupee has depreciated to an all-time low with respect to the US Dollar. First reason behind the Indian government’s inability to arrest the fall of rupee is a slump in Turkish Lira sparked fresh concerns in the global markets, strengthened the value of the dollar against its major crosses.
Secondly, the Foreign institutional investors are withdrawing their investment in the country because of probably hatred policy of the government towards minorities and bureaucratic problems which have unsettled the Indian business fraternity and hampered its overall economic growth.
Thirdly, the demand of crude oil in India has been grown up every year, and all over the world, the price of oil is given in dollars, so the increasing demand of oil arises a need for more dollars to pay the suppliers. This also results in a situation where the worth of the INR decreasing significantly in comparison to the dollar. Moreover, the critical current account deficit has also a crucial impact on fall in rupee. In fact, all reasons are connected with each other.
Experts are saying that the government needs to take some short and medium term steps that will help the economy get back on its feet yet again. It is only through continued and Herculean efforts that the Indian government will be able to retrieve the situation.
Bajrang gets accomplished achievement
Heartiest congratulations to Bajrang Punia for his memorable victory of winning gold in 65kg freestyle wrestling It’s heartening to see our sportspersons bringing laurels to the country. Fantastic, accomplished he has achieved and made the entire country proud. Really Bajrang has created a benchmark for all young aspiring athletes to clinch India’s first gold medal in the 18th Asian games. The government must encourage such young players talents by providing them with adequate infrastructure and facilities to enhance their skills, so that they can make our country proud.
Congress should take action for Sidhu’s attitude
Majority of people in the country including even Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh have criticised, and rightly too, hugging of Pakistani Army Chief by Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu who went to participate in the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan as Prime Minister of Pakistan. It was noteworthy that Navjot Singh Sidhu could not understand diplomacy of his friend Imran Khan when he was deliberately seated next to President of Pak-occupied-Kashmir.
If Congress party supports Navjot Singh Sidhu’s views that his attitude during Pakistan visit was for peace between two countries, then Congress President can and should crown Navjot Singh Sidhu as Chief Minister of Punjab, because it is for certain that dynastic tradition in the party will never project him as Prime Minister of the country in hypothetical and impossible situation of Congress winning Lok Sabha elections.
Revoking suspension from the party of yet other leaders like Mani Shanker Aiyer who also became a self-appointed peace-maker with Pakistan through showers of love in Pakistan also puts a big question mark on the stand of Congress party on Pakistan-sponsored militancy in India.
Are only Nehru-Gandhi part of Congress?
Big newspaper-advertisements are given on August 20, 2018, by Congress, states ruled by Congress and some organisations to remember former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birthday falling on August 20. Similar advertisements are prominently given on other departed prime ministers but only those belonging to Nehru-Gandhi family on birth and death anniversaries by Congress and its ruled states. A big question is, if a Congress-man PV Narasimha Rao was not selected by Congress party to become Prime Minister of the country? Media reports also indicate that his dead body was not even allowed in party headquarters like was done, and rightly too, by BJP who even at party-level gave due honour to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Such selected remembrance of the Prime Ministers belonging only to Nehru-Gandhi family proves beyond doubt that Congress has lowered itself to a position of regional parties where dynastic politics is the tradition.
Even Rajiv Gandhi could be remembered in a true spirit by Congress by honouring commitments given by Rajiv Gandhi through Assam-accord signed by him rather than opposing and criticising the National Register of Citizens -NRC.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
Kerala is in great danger
Kerala state is witnessing worst-ever floods and devastation since 1924, the phase of natural fury has been quite prolonged. The strong flood has damaged entire state severely and it might cause damage of up to 20, 000 crores in accordance with the experts of the situation. In this hour of doom and gloom, the central government must provide the state with every possible assistance until it can stand up once again. Though the amount of 500 crores provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a big amount, but it is not enough for the damages Kerala suffering from. So, the government must give assistance in any possible way. I request all the states government across the country to contribute in assisting Kerala nation irrespective of all the political differences.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)