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GADKARI LAUNCHES ATAL SCHOOL UNIFORM SCHEME
Gadkari launches Atal School Uniform Scheme
Will benefit 9 lakh students
From Our Correspondent
On May 9 BJP national president Nitin Gadkari launched the state level Atal School Uniform Scheme in the presence of a massive crowd in the Sirmaur district town of Nahan. He congratulated the Dhumal government for giving special attention towards spread of education in the State.
The scheme is likely to benefit over 9 lakh students studying in government schools up to Class X out of which beneficiaries will be 4,63,680 boys and 4,63,525 girls. It will erase the socio-economic discrimination between the rich and poor children as everyone will don the same dress.
Uniforms will be provided to all students in government schools free of cost twice a year at a cost of Rs 64 crore. Each student will also be given Rs 100 as stitching charges every time.
BJP government has introduced various scholarship schemes like the Dr Ambedkar Meritorious Scholarship Scheme under which 4,000 meritorious students of the Class XII level are being given a scholarship of Rs 10,000 each year. From this year, 4,000 laptops will be given to students of Class XI on the basis of their performance in Class X.
Dhumal government has constituted a State Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission to ensure quality education and Himachal is the first state in the country to do so. It has also enacted the anti-ragging Act, besides setting up anti-ragging committees in educational institutions.
Shri Gadkari exhorted the party workers to work unitedly to realise the aim of repeating the Dhumal government once again followed by achieving the 2014 mission to put BJP led NDA government in power at the Centre.
BJP national vice president Shri Shanta Kumar congratulated Prof. Dhumal for launching this innovative scheme for the benefit of school children coming from every section of society.
On this occasion BJP State incharge Shri Kalraj Mishra, Co-incharge Shri Shyam Jaju, National General Secretary Shri JP Nadda, MP, BJP State President Shri Satpal Satti, Shimla MP Shri Virendra Kashyap, Members of BJP council of ministers, many MLAs, State and District office-bearers were present.
BJP NATIONAL EXECUTIVE IN MUMBAI FROM MAY 24
BJP National Executive in Mumbai from May 24
Focus on reorienting organisation, cohesion
The two-day BJP national executive meeting beginning in Mumbai from May 24 has special significance this time. It is the first national executive meeting after assembly polls in five states—Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur. Apart from discussing the party’s victory in Goa and Punjab, and also assessing loss of power in Uttarakhand with just one seat as well as poor show in Uttar Pradesh, the party will chalk out the strategy for the forthcoming assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. There may also be extensive discussion on organisational polls due this year. Over 500 delegates, including Chief Ministers, Deputy Chief Ministers, Leaders of Opposition and party state unit chiefs, etc will attend the meeting, which will conclude with a public meeting on May 25.
According to party spokesperson Shri Prakash Jawadekar, three resolutions on different issues would be passed at the meeting—one on the current political situation and another one on economic scenario. A resolution on the current crisis faced by farmers and the drought situation in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka may seek a package for them. Since the organisational elections are due this year, a decision on it will also be taken. “This process takes month long time as the elections are conducted from booth level to the national level. The whole exercise is aimed at strengthening the organisation,” said Shri Ramlal, BJP organising secretary.
If Shri Nitin Gadkari is given another term as party president, the party constitution will have to be amended accordingly. As per the current rules, a BJP president gets only one term of three years. There is no provision for a second consecutive term for the incumbent. However, it is widely being felt in the party that three year’s is too short a time for the national president to implement his plans. An amendment in the party constitution to this effect, if cleared, will help Shri Gadkari to steer the party in the 2014 general elections. As per the party rules, only the national council can make amendment in the constitution and decide on crucial issues like giving extension or another term to the party chief. Shri Gadkari was named party president in 2009.
“There will definitely be discussion on the organisational elections. This whole process is focused on strengthening the organisation. In the past too, the decision to give second term to the national president had been taken to give more time to the national president. However this was stopped after several years. If the national council feels necessary, it may be reintroduced now,” Shri Jawadekar added.
BJP national office bearers approved the agenda for the national executive meeting in New Delhi on May 11. “Many issues that would form the agenda of the meeting were discussed at the meeting. The strategy for coming assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh was also discussed even as party office-bearers assessed the recent assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur,” Shri Jawadekar said.
“There is no surety about the stability of the UPA government. It lacks total coordination at all levels. There are many power centres and no minister appears to be discharging his/her duty responsibly. The government has failed to take decision on many vital issues concerning the nation. It appears bent on snatching the rights of the states through several legislations. It failed to arrest the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities. It has basically become difficult for the aam adami to survive today and there seems to be none in the government to pay attention to their woes. The political resolution to be adopted at the national executive meeting will highlight all these aspects in detail and will force the government to act or get out the way,” Shri Jawadekar added.
Despite suicides by lakhs of farmers over the years and emerging new challenges before the farmers, there is bumper wheat production in many states this year. But the UPA government is so much irresponsible that it failed to provide even adequate gunny bags to the state governments for wheat procurement. The Madhya Pradesh Government had sought 2.69 lakh bales of gunny bags from the Centre but only 50,000 bales of gunny bags have been supplied so far.
As a result the wheat is lying in the open at different procurement centres across the country. The major concern is that in case it rains the wheat lying in open will rot. “This shows acute insensitivity on the part of the Congress-led central government. What will you expect from the government which cannot calculate even the foodgrain production? Shri Nitin Gakdari has rightly alleged that this could be part of a larger conspiracy to help the forces which deliberately want the wheat to be rotten. There is a dire need to pay sincere attention to resolving the woes of gaon (village), garib (poor) and kisan (farmer). We have decided to bring a special resolution at the national executive on this apathy towards the farmers, agriculture and the villages,” said Shri Jawadekar.
The three states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are facing severe drought. The situation is terrible in Maharashtra where nine of its key districts, including Sangli, Solapur, Satara, Osmanabad, Latur, Pune, Dhule, Nashik and Ahmadnagar are reeling under drought. Forty-one Gram Panchayat leaders heading 441 villages have warned the Maharashtra government to push for a merger with neighbouring Karnataka if steps were not taken to provide them with adequate relief. The reason why they are keen to join Karnataka is because “they will get free seeds and their electricity bills will be waived off, if they do so”. However, the situation in Karnataka has also taken a turn for the worse since several parts of the state are reeling under severe water shortage caused by rainfall deficiency. The situation is equally grim in parts of Andhra Pradesh where farmers are facing growing water scarcity. In this situation the people of these states need immediate help. Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Shri Gopinath Munde may move a resolution on this issue.
The economic condition of the country is seen so much poor that some economists feel that the country may have to mortgage gold as was done during the regime of Chandrasekhar in 1990s to save the economy. The rupee has hit all time low. The small scale industries are heading towards closer and the FDI in retail is going to hit the retailers very adversely. Now some of the big companies have started shifting to foreign countries. It is because of the non-cooperation by the central government. The economic resolution to be brought at the meeting will highlight all these aspects, added Shri Jawadekar.
Since President Smt Pratibha Patil’s term ends on July 24, this will be the last meeting of BJP national executive before the Presidential poll. The Presidential poll being of so much political significance for the country, the meeting may deliberate in detail on all the aspects of this crucial issue. “There is every possibility of mid-term polls in the country after the President’s elections. The BJP has started gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls. Prior to it, the organisation has to be strengthened and the workers have to be energised. This work is going on in full swing,” added Shri Jawadekar.
KARNATAKA CHIEF MINISTER ORDER FASTER PROBE IN MANIPURI STUDENT'S KILLING
Karnataka Chief Minister orders faster probe in Manipuri student’s killing
Karnataka Chief Minister D Sadananda Gowda has ordered the police to register an FIR in death case of Manipuri student Richard Loitam. The order came after Sunil Deodhar, national convener of BJP’s North-East India Sampark Cell, called on Shri Gowda demanding a thorough investigation into the case. He assured Shri Deodhar that the investigation would be foolproof and there would be no loopholes. The Inspector General of Police (Intelligence), Gopal Hosur has asked the local SP to file a case of murder against unknown persons.
As a result of unrest in North-Eastern population across the country due to the death of Richard Loitam, Shri Sunil Deodhar rushed to Bengaluru for timely intervention. North-East India Sampark Cell has been formed with the specific object of providing helpline to the north-eastern people in the rest of India.
Shri Sunil Deodhar along with Shri Omprakash (president, Manipuri Meitei Association Bengaluru) and Shri Tiken (president, Manipuri Students Association, Bengaluru) also met the Karnataka State Home Minister R Ashoka and requested him to look into the matter seriously. Home Minister assured immediate action once the forensic report is received, which is expected within a week.
There is a view in the media that this is a case of racism but Shri Deodhar does not subscribe to this view. He asserted that one should wait for forensic report and completion of investigation by police before coming to any conclusion.
Richard Loitam, a Manipur student, was found dead in his hostel room on April 18. He was a student of B Arch (1st year) at Acharya College, Bengaluru. The circumstances under which he was found dead were mysterious and need investigation.
The immediate action and support by the BJP’s cell has given some solace to the parents of the victim in particular and the Manipuri migrants in the city. (FOC)
BMS NATIONAL OFFICE BEARERS MEET IN HARIDWAR
BMS national office bearers meet in Haridwar
Respect our work force to make Bharat a superpower
—Swami Satyamitranand Giri
"Labourers play a key role in the development of any nation, industry or the institution. It is must to respect their contribution. But today the condition of labourer and the industries in the country is highly painful. It is the responsibility of the employer or the government to ensure that the workers should remain happy and their grievances should be resolved timely. If a worker ties black strip while working in Japan, his grievances are redressed immediately. But in India nobody pays respect to such means of protest. Therefore, agitation remains the only remedy for the workers in our country today,” said founder of Bharatmata Mandir Swami Satyamitranand Giri while inaugurating a three-day meeting of BMS central office bearers in Haridwar on May 4. A total of 36 senior BMS leaders from all over the country participated in the meeting.
Swami Satyamitranand Giri further said the BMS came into existent so that Bharat should not become a carbon copy of the West. He appealed to the government to pay adequate attention to the grievances of the workers.
RSS Sahsarkarayvah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale was also present in the meeting for all three days. He said as the BMS work is expanding in different sectors, the BMS workers should work with more dedication for protecting the rights of the workers.
BMS president Shri CK Sajinarayan described the February 28 strike as a historic event in the history of trade union movement as for the first time all the trade unions joined hands with the BMS. He however regretted that the government did not pay adequate attention to the demands of the workers. “Therefore, the agitation has to be taken to new heights. During the last two decades the workers have lost job security, social security and also the wage security. The agitation is the only way left out before the workers to save these three vital things,” he said demanding Rs 10,000 minimum wage for the workers across the country.
BMS general secretary Shri Baijnath Rai spoke about the poor condition of flagship schemes of the central government. Referring to NAREGA he said last year (2011-12) a total of 52-day employment was provided under NAREGA. But now since the central government has reduced its budget from Rs 39,100 crore to Rs 33000 in this financial year, this number of working days will further decrease. “More alarming fact is that 6 per cent of this 33000 crore will be spent on administrative work while 40 per cent will be spent on construction activities. The question is how can the government provide the employment of 100 days in just Rs 17,000 crore, as promised by it under the scheme, Shri Rai asked.
Similarly, the hiked honorarium of the Anganwadi workers has not been paid in many of the states, as the central government has not yet released the funds. He also spoke about the similar problems being faced by people involved in other schemes like Asha, mid-day meal, etc.
According to Shri Pawan Kumar, organising secretary of Uttar Kshetra, the BMS has decided to organise the rural workers and this work will be done in phased manner. He said a training camp for the workers who will do this work would be organised in Bhusaval (Maharashtra) from July 14 to 15. Similarly, a three day camp will be held in Delhi from August 12 to 14 to discuss the problems of women workers. He said a mass awareness campaign would be organised all over the country from July 23 to October 14 to educate the rural workers of the rights.
ORGANISER EDITORIAL UNNERVES URDU NEWS WORLD
Organiser editorial unnerves Urdu news world
The Organiser in its editorial has said that releasing Muslim youth accused of extremists activities without proper investigation is fraught with danger. Questioning the process of internal security and investigating agency. The editorial further adds that such actions only to appease a section of minority voters and allow them to do what they like.
There is a great turmoil among the Urdu newspapers on this editorial. Delhi based Inquilab in its April 23 issue published the news with the headline—“Akhilesh Yadav secular agenda shivers RSS”. The subtitle of the news is—“the demand to put innocent Muslims in Jail”.
Jadid Mail published from Delhi in its April 23 issue has given the headlines to this news “Akhilesh & RSS stands each-other”. While Hindustan Express has given the headlines “the communal stand of Akhilesh Yadav”.
Hyderabad based Siasat (April 23, 2012) published the news with headlines the release of innocent Muslims is a cause of anxiety to RSS.
Bangalore based Salar and Delhi based Jadid Khabar in its April 23, issue published the news with headlines- “Anti Muslim attitude of RSS exposed”.
Hyderabad based Dainik Munsif published the news with the headlines release of Muslim prisoners from UP jail is a dangerous design – RSS Comments on SP administration.
(Courtesy: India Policy Foundation)
2.5 crore Quran to be distributed in Germany
Hyderabad-based Dainik Munsif published a news report on April 14, 2012 in which it is reported that an Islamic organisation Tanjim Aladin al Haquiqi in Germany distributed 2.5 crore Quran across the country. Around five lakh Qurans have already been distributed under this mission. Quran is available in German as well as English languages.
According to Arabic newspaper Sabak al Electronia, the publishing company that has been entrusted with the job of printing as many as 2.5 crore Quran refused to print them under pressure from the Church. But when Muslim went to the court, the publisher was forced to surrender. Spokesperson of the Muslim organisation, Aldin al Haquiqi informed that the entire cost would be borne by German Muslims. Democratic Party, Social Democrats and Green Party requested the German government that an immediate ban should be imposed on the free distribution of Quran. Muslims refuted that in the guise of free distribution of Quran, a movement is being run against Christianity. Every year 4,000 Germans are converting to Islam. A German province Hamburg has declared Islam as government religion, so now Muslims can built mosques and mausoleums there. Islam can be preached in jails besides Muslims have also been given the right to built religious educational institutions. (Courtesy: India Policy Foundation)
20 Islamic terrorists arrested in France
Dainik Munsif on its March 31, 2012 published a report in which arrest of 20 Islamic terrorists by the French police is reported. High level police official in Paris informed that these arrests were made to destroy the terror net.
This is to remind that an Al Qaeda operative Mohammad Marha gunned down seven people in Marha town of the country who was later killed in the police firing. People who became victim of terrorist’s bullets were four children of a Jew school and three Army personnel. According to the police, the conspiracy of this incident was hatched by three terrorists. After this massacre, the police have intensified operation against them.
According to Dainik Siyasat (April 8, 2012), Muslims living in France had organised a conference. But the French government imposed a ban on the seven Islamic scholars to enter the country still the conference was successful and thousands of Muslims including women participated in it. According to the newspaper there are around 70 lakh Muslims in France.
(Courtesy: India Policy Foundation)