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Thanks chandramoulee. I am very much relieved.
How the Left learnt to love our bombs

July 29, 2006

Remember a time when you associated communists, at least of the internationalist variety like those in India, with being against nuclear weapons. Well, the times have changed and today’s comrades are as keen as any other nuko-phile that India gets to do what it wants in the nuclear department without being made to sign any rules by outsiders. We would have welcomed the New Left with open arms and commended them on their newfound common sense were it not for one snag — India’s communists are still a bit confused about its stand on a nuclear India.

Luckily for them, however, the confusion is made to hide behind a show of concern. “Aren’t we being suckered by that hegemon and being made to fritter away our sovereignty in the matters of defence by jumping into the Indo-US deal?” they seem to be asking, perhaps sincerely believing that apart from themselves, the rest of India’s political class harbours a great masochistic desire to be forever at Washington’s beck and call. In Parliament, the Left showed its extreme worry about GoI selling the country for the proverbial 30 pieces of silver if the latter did not negotiate its agreement with the IAEA before the final agreement for transfer of civilian technology was passed. Thus, with furrowed brow, the communists wanted the Prime Minister to make a statement or draft “subscribed by all sides”. Fortunately, the PM pointed out that only the final outcome of the US legislation in September can elicit an Indian reaction.

The Left is also not too happy with India’s reaction to the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. The government’s condemnation of the continuing attacks on Lebanon by the Israeli forces is not enough for our comrades. One does sincerely hope, though, that like some rather extreme elements in the Arab world, Indian communists aren’t keen on driving Israel to the sea. After all, conducting praxis on the theory of the enemy of an enemy is a friend can lead to dangerous and muddling inferences. Coming back to the Indo-US deal, the only people who have earned their right to be upset and oppose the nuclear pact are a few Indian nuclear scientists. That is understandable, as with the legislation allowing international trade in nuclear technology with India, they may find themselves redundant. Or that’s what they seem to be terribly afraid of.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Only Fatherland
December 7th, 2004

That’s the title of a book that Arun Shourie authored in 1991. It really doesn’t take a genius to guess the book’s subject matter: a tirade against Indian Communism–the Indian Communists, to be specific.
Private to Ravikiran: It doesn’t contain Nehru-bashing although he makes an extremely passing reference to how Nehru was cowed down by the Commies.
The book’s blurb opens with these lines:

Are ideologies a pair of binoculars that enable us to see far? Or are they a pair of blinkers that keep us from seeing even that which is at hand? How is it that the communists, equipped as they say they are with the one great Theory which explains everything, fumble so very often in seeing the obvious?

The theme of the book can be summed up as follows:

The treacherous role of the Communists in betraying freedom fighters during the Quit India Movement
Their justification for why they did what they did to sabotage the Quit India Movement
Their support for the Muslim League’s demand for Pakistan
Standard Communist techniques for shouting down and obscuring demands
Role of the Communists in contributing to the decay of standards in Indian public life
Communists on the Soviet Collapse in 1991.

The book opens with Shourie recounting his experience of how he was warmly received by the CPI(M) of Kerala. They apparently wanted to translate a book he had written. He narrates its subsequent shelving because of a singular instance: he wrote a series in the Illustrated Weekly about the Communists’ role in sabotaging the Quit India Movement. The consequences can best be reproduced in his own words:

The denunciation and abuse and pasting of motives commenced at once. And they were a torrent. “it is an old canard…” (they shouted) But how did that affect its significance or veracity? […] E.M.S. Namboodripad… (he) declared that I was an agent of the right…the forces of which I was a mouthpiece… (which) had been unnerved by the growing strength of progressive and secular forces.

And the stage is set for the rest of the book.

Shourie exposes the blatant treachery of the Communists starting with the second chapter entitled 1942: Was there a Deal? through Stick the Convict’s Badge, chapter 6. A very quick summary of the whole 1942 episode:

When the Quit India Movement was called by Gandhi, the Communists initially supported it. Why? Stalin had then made a deal with Hitler to share certain European territories including parts of Poland. To achieve this, he sent out through the Comintern, pamphlets that the War was a war between the oppressive forces of capitalism and that the Commies should remain neutral and/or that wherever the forces of capitalism were active (read: European colonies), they needed to be opposed. Thus, Britain=Capitalist, India=British colony, therefore, oppose the British in India. The Indian Commies faithfully compiled. Not just that. In their obsession with The Marxist Gospel, they began to paint patriots–including but not limited to Gandhi–as “vultures, decadent, traitors.” Their struggle was the only true struggle, their way the only way to expel the British, and so on. As evidence, Shourie presents an array of extracts from their party letters, cartoons, and articles. One cartoon shows Subash Bose as a midget being led by Japanese imperialists, another shows him as a cur held up Goebbels. Gandhi is depicted as a kangaroo in whose pouch a frightened JP (frightened by the Commies, of course) jumps right back. And a typical passage that tarnishes the freedom fighters’ reputations:

For six months these vultures (Congress Socialist Party) have been feeding on the Congress, doing the dirty work of their masters in the name of the Congress… clear out the vampires… Its politics is the politics of dirty vampires who have been sucking the life blood of the Congress for six months, but who now see the end of their days drawing near….

Now I digress slightly. Notice how the Communists from so long ago had tried to make inroads into the-then respectable Congress party. They denounced CSP precisely because JP and others didn’t yield to them. Yet, Nehru effortlessly broke the Congress spirit by bending backwards to every snarl that the Commies uttered(Ravi:a snide at Nehru).

The next in their list of treachery is the support for the creation of Pakistan. As Shourie documents, the Communists had earlier dubbed the Muslim society of India in their usual, terms of abuse: regressive, decayed, and feudal. Now they weren’t. This heinous precedent was set by a seemingly-innocent vilification of Gandhi:

… the Communist Party now turned on the Congress, and on Gandhiji in particular for another crime: they were accused of disrupting national unity by not conceding ‘the essence of the demand for Pakistan.’”

Perhaps, this is a turning point that has come to affect so many things that’s wrong with India today. Here’s a summary (from the book) of that disastrous theme:

Now by incessant.repetition the Party started proclaiming the following theses:
1. India is not one nation but a collection of several separate nationalities, many of them being oppressed nationalities.
2. The Muslims are not..oppressed.but, as they fear that the Hindus could in the future oppress them, the demand for Pakistan is a just and democratic demand.
3. The Muslim League leadership has changed: “It is no longer feudal-reactionary….”
4. The Muslim League itself is now progressive… the growth of the Muslim League is now certified to represent not the growth of communalism but the rise of anti-imperialist nationalist consciousness among the Muslim masses.

So there! The tone set back then continues to this day. When Mullah M.F. Hussain paints Goddess Saraswathi in the nude, it is an expression of artistic creativity and freedom, and is sold at ridiculous prices. When Hindus protest this insult, they are communal and reactionary. When is the last time anybody heard about the victims of the Godhra train carnage seek for justice–worse, which paper carried at least a report of a victim’s family that sought (if it did) justice? When is the last time anybody forgot about the Best Bakery trial? The precedent for this gross imbalance can perhaps be found in the scenario I’ve reproduced above, from Shourie’s book.

The British on their part, arrested top leaders of the Communist Party and generally viewed the Party as a nuisance that needs to be clamped down strongly. When the Quit India Movement was called, the Communists were in a pretty bad shape: low morale, top leaders jailed, fall in its membership, lack of funds…. yet the Comrades kept up with their glorious struggle.

And then something happened in 1941 which caused them to side with the British against Indian patriots. In other words: betrayal and treachery.

Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. The story of Stalin siding with the Allies is now old. What he did to not lose credibility is nothing surprising: he now proclaimed that the “character of the war has changed.” It is no longer a war between capitalists, but one against Hitler’s brand of Fascism. That the whole world should join together and defeat Hitler. Our comrades back home (obviously) changed hues overnight. Actually not overnight: they waited till December 1941 (for 8 months) to get the “final, official word” from Moscow before they changed sides.

Shourie gives copious extracts of the treachery, starting with the secret approach made by one P.C. Joshi–a revolutionary, of course–with Sir Reginald Maxwell, the Home Secretary. I won’t bore you with more extracts from the book. To summarize, the offer for help in sabotaging the QIM was a two-pronged strategy: in public, the Communists would cry hoarse for the Brits to quit India while behind the scenes, they got their jailed leaders released, and then spread their tentacles through trade unions, university campuses, and among the rural folk: they did their best to sabotage the QIM, and sent regular reports of the accomplishments to the British. Their reports painted a bright picture of their deeds from Lucknow to Vijaywada, to Madras to Bombay to Tellichery to Lahore to Behar (today’s Bihar). When Gandhi later questioned their treacherous role, they said they “suffer from no qualms of conscience.” That quite sums up the character of their deeds.

And from one of these chapters does the title of this book emerge. Sorry, but I had to reproduce this part:

Party Letter 55… contains as candid a statement of the principal motivation that impelled the change. The Letter contains an over 30000 word long torturous thesis…

The actual letter:

… the attitude of the Communist Parties to war is always determined not by any national or local considerations but by the single consideration: international unity and action of the world proletariat to strike at world imperialism to defend the Socialist Fatherland. … Our jail comrades guided by proletarian nationalism at once applied the test: how do the imperialist nations stand in relation to the fortress of World Revolution, the Fatherland of all workers? That at once enabled them to see that the world was not divided sharply into two warring camps. […] Hitler-fascism stood isolated as the main enemy of humanity while against him stood the new realignment of the USSR, Britain and America. […] It is axiomatic and self-evident to all Communists that a policy… required by the <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>supreme duty of defending the USSR must also be in the best interest of the country.</span> (Italics as in the book)

And then Arun Shourie gives some glimpses into standard Communist Method of Argumentation:

1. Everything is present in the Theory–The Theory explains everything.
2. (Therefore) Nothing which is not in the theory is true.
3. Logic and facts should be twisted to suit the need of the hour and/or The Theory.
4. Repeated assertion of falsehood becomes the Truth over time.
5. Any method is okay to secure the workers’ paradise.
6. Stick the Convict badge first: don’t bother to explain why a person is called a convict. Paste the badge and assert it a million times.

For #6, Arun Shourie quotes Lenin, who first expounded the technique:

Marxism is a monolith conception of the world, it does not tolerate dilution and vulgarisation by means of.additions.. Plekhatnov once said to me about a critic of Marxism ‘First let’s stick the convict’s badge on him, and then after that we’ll examine his case.’ And I think that we must ’stick the convict’s badge, on anyone and everyone who tries to undermine Marxism, even if we don’t go on to examine his case. That’s how every revolutionary should react.

And shows by citing several of Lenin’s works, the terms of abuse invented by the Marxists:

Curs, swine, scoundrels, brigands, rascals, lick-spittles, absolute ignoramuses–Lenin routinely pastes such expressions on anyone who differs from him. (Emphasis mine)

Notice the words in bold. This approach guarantees that one with the most muscle is sure to win any argument. For example, the Indian media today, which is almost entirely dominated by this motley gang of Reds. More examples of this technique as used by Lenin:

Many of Lenin’s speeches and works are altogether devoid of argument, reason, facts. They contain abuse and allegations alone. Typical of these is his polemic, The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky–a polemic that is often held up as a model among our Communists. Here are some of the expressions that he hurls at his interlocutors in this single pamphlet: ‘Utter and ignominious bankruptcy, twaddle, windbag, the Marxist pedant, contemptible sycophants in the service of the bourgeoisie, Mr Muddleheaded Counsellor, what civilized belly-crawling before the capitalists, Kautsky, with the learned air of a most learned arm-chair fool, the pig-headedness of a philistine, fools or renegades like Kautsky….

Like the proverbial tip of the iceberg, the stuff I have excerpted from the book is hardly representative of the record of the staggering treachery that Communists have inflicted (and continue to this day) on India. Anyone who cares for the country needs to read this compulsorily to understand the danger India faces if these morons are given free rein–which they are given by the spineless Congress of today. Does anyone of us notice that it is not coincidence that the Naxals are suddenly active in as many as 13 states? That they are being “invited for negotiations” by the cowardly Andhra Pradesh government? Or that Indian Naxals are pretty active in colluding with the Nepalese Maoists? Or that they are India’s enemy within? Or that following the Communist diktat, they will not give up armed struggle to secure their objectives despite the UPA’s overtures?

And I forgot to mention that in the Postscript of the book, Shourie exposes more lies by our Communists that their beloved Fatherland had not collapsed while the whole world witnessed the glorious downfall. And heaps praise on Gorbachev.

How many thousands… and how many millions of young men and women had drugged themselves on this (Communist) opium! How many millions of lives were extinguished as a consequence! And this one man had taken the lid off and had held it away long enough for all to see what the reality was in these countries–what it was now and what it had been in the years Communists the world over had glorified. He had allowed an independent examination of the past, and out had come the Hitler-Stalin pact that the Soviets had denied all along…

He then very briefly outlines the damage that the Communist menace has done to the country that struggles to stand on its feet even after five decades of independence.

And in India… the Communists and the corpse they clutch, their ideology, are likely to continue to retard and harm for several reasons… there is the stalemate on all sides: no group, no party has the strength in India today to push things through in any direction; every group… has strength enough to stall anything… And the results of their expertise (in stalling) remain in place. They have helped each other to places in universities and in the media: members of these cliques secure places for one another and burnish one another’s reputation, they stick halos on one another… As the peer group in many an institution, the ICHR (abbreviations, mine)… JNU, publications of a wide range–consists entirely of those they have allowed to survive, as they have been so systematically successful in shutting out the other point of view–from so many of our newspapers… — their reputation survives in the face of facts.
These cliques remain in place. . Therefore their ability to derail discourse… to prevent people from learning the full facts .. to inveigle our poor and uninformed people into drawing the wrong inferences from . such cataclysmic events as the ones in East Europe and Soviet Union remain. […] From this perspective the repudiation of Communism in the Soviet Union makes the immediate danger from our Communists greater, not smaller. To divert attention from those events, many of them will become even purer fundamentalists: V.P. Singh is an apt example… (emphasis mine)

The words in bold are prophetic. It is these communists who later tried to bolster the case that a (Ram) temple never existed at Ayodhya , and continue to postpone its stalemate. Some of these regularly strut about with “views” in newspapers that Bangladeshi infiltrators are not illegal immigrants. It is they who support the likes of M.F. Hussain, Imam Bukhari, and the rest.

The antidote that Shourie suggests at the end is worth remembering at all times:

The record of the Communists and their “Theory” must be documented in minute detail and disseminated far and wide as a prophylactic, as must information about the techniques of their cliques in the media, in universities… we will . convince… our policy makers .. that the certificates of these cliques are just not worth having. […] all this must be done thoroughly and with a sense of urgency because… for all their camouflage our Communists remain Stalinists at heart and in mind.


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<!--emo&:argue--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/argue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='argue.gif' /><!--endemo--> Backing PM, Sonia snubs CPM: any resolution on nuclear deal unacceptable, will threaten UPA govt
MANINI CHATTERJEEPosted online: Friday, August 04, 2006 at 0000 hrs Print Email

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 3:Firmly backing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s opposition to any ‘‘sense of the House’’ parliamentary resolution on the Indo-US nuclear deal, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has made it clear to the CPM that any move to press for the resolution could threaten the future of the UPA government.

Sonia Gandhi, sources said, conveyed this message to CPM leader Sitaram Yechury at a meeting at her residence on Wednesday, the same day that Manmohan Singh told a CPI delegation that if the Left goes with the BJP on the n-deal issue, ‘‘that will be the end of the day (for the government.’’

The CPM, which has been campaigning against what it calls ‘‘shifting of the goalposts’’ on the nuclear deal and insisting that the ‘‘opinion of Parliament’’ needs to be spelt out on the issue, was keen to enlist the support of the Congress party, sources said.

Yechury met Sonia to underline that the efforts towards a resolution were not aimed against the government and indeed no resolution or ‘‘sense of the House’’ statement would be effective if the Congress, the biggest party in the House, did not endorse it.

Sonia, sources said, did not fall for the bait. She made it clear that any moves to bind the government’s negotiating powers on the deal were unacceptable. It also smacked of an expression of ‘‘no confidence’’ in the Prime Minister and the government’s commitment to India’s national interests.

Between the lines, Sonia also conveyed that Manmohan Singh was indispensable to the government. In other words, any wishful thinking that he could be replaced by another prime minister should be given up. If he quit, the government would fall, leading to fresh elections.

Sonia’s message is considered significant not only in the context of the Indo-US nuclear deal but also in the larger ‘‘government versus party’’ sentiment that had erupted in the last few months.

The Left as well as ‘‘leftists’’ within the Congress have often railed against what they label as the government’s ‘‘anti-aam aadmi’’ and ‘‘pro-US’’ policies, seeking to drive a wedge between the Congress and government, between Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.

Sonia’s silence and often tacit support to Manmohan’s critics on issues such as disinvestment and price rise strengthened the impression of a rift at the heart of the UPA.

On the Indo-US deal, however, Sonia has fully backed the PM’s position articulated repeatedly over the last two weeks by union ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi that the government would only agree to either a suo motu statement on the issue by Prime Minister or a ‘‘short duration’’ discussion to which the PM would reply.

The government has also tried to slam the CPM for ‘‘joining hands’’ with the BJP on the issue—both inside the Rajya Sabha and outside.

In this context, ministers have been particularly exultant over CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta’s statement that his party would never go with the BJP on any issue. Dasmunsi, for instance, today complimented the CPI for its ‘‘stable ideological conviction’’—a thinly veiled broadside against the CPM.

Dasgupta, meanwhile, confirmed to reporters today that the Prime Minister had told him and his party colleagues yesterday that if the Left went with the BJP, it would be ‘‘the end of the day.’’ Dasgupta added that the PM had possibly said this ‘‘in anguish’’ and ‘‘we told him that we are not in favour of having a resolution with the BJP and neither are we aware of any such move.’’

Government sources were hopeful that the issue would blow over once a full fledged discussion on the subject rounded off by the PM’s reply takes place before the Monsoon Session ends.
What if a 'Lebanon' comes up on our border

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The Maoists's hatred of India -- indeed for Hinduism -- is no secret. Mere months after the weak seven-party alliance took power in Kathmandu the Maoists began to present the bill for their support, and even the Manmohan Singh ministry has been forced to take notice. (Interested readers should peruse this.) Please note that the Maoists are not against foreigners per se, they are making Indians a specific target, not, say, the Chinese. Draw your own conclusions from that!

There are some apologists who believe that there is no harm in the Maoists coming to power in Nepal. <b>These are the myopic men who applauded Sitaram Yechury's trip to Nepal, where the CPI-M Politburo member talked to the local Maoists. There was even talk of the Maoists in turn 'helping' with their Indian brethren, the Naxalites</b>.

This nonsense holds water only if you are living in a fool's paradise. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the Naxalites as the greatest internal threat to India. And <b>West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee put it very tersely when he said, 'What do the Naxalites here ask for? They do not want us to construct roads or to conduct health camps. I see no logic in their demands. They don't have any socio-economic programme. All they want is to kill the police and the CPI-M.'</b>

In the same interview <b>Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee also said, 'They will come to attend this constituent assembly (in Nepal). If the Maoists join mainstream politics, one can well imagine what the outcome will be. It is sheer madness." </b>It is worth reading the Rediff interview for the chief minister's views on illegal immigration from Bangladesh too!

The civil war in Spain began as the outcome of an outraged army taking on a radical Left. The civil war in Lebanon began as a conflict between Christians battling Muslims. Whether caused by religion or ideology, the result was the same. I see some of the same conditions being created in Nepal. King Gyanendra is indeed unpopular, but the middle class and the army are uneasy about their ministers' eagerness to appease the Maoists, not least in compromising the status of the Hindu religion. What will happen if the Maoists go too far?

I hope the Himalayan kingdom is not wrecked by the same bloodshed that stains the Lebanese hills. But, even as we hope for a peaceful evolution in Nepal, it would be prudent to prepare for a worst-case scenario. <b>Does the Manmohan Singh ministry -- functioning without an external affairs minister for over six months -- have any policy for Nepal?</b>

US charmed by changing Bengal
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KOLKATA: The US is looking at Brand Bengal with new eyes. Richard Boucher, US assistant secretary of state for south and central Asian affairs, met Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday and was all praise for the go-getter Chief Minister and Bengal's rising stock in the global market.

He invited Bhattacharjee over to the US but the chief minister politely refused, hinting he would go there only when he had a concrete plan in hand.

According to sources, Boucher had a 45-minute discussion with the chief minister at Writers' Buildings. The CM told Boucher that the state wants more investment from US companies, as well as collaboration not just in business and investment, but also in education. Praising the CM after the meeting, Boucher told reporters, "Here is someone inside the system... on the ground... who's sincere and trying hard to improve the situation."

The US official said the situation in Bengal has "improved”. According to Boucher, the talks on Friday gave him a chance to look at the progress being made in West Bengal.

"I am glad to be here. We talked about a lot of things on the economic and business climate. The CM has plans to improve the economic life in West Bengal," he said, adding that US would try to contribute towards the economic development of Bengal.

He promised to talk to US companies about the situation in West Bengal. "We are talking to US companies about the improved situation in West Bengal and trying to organise trade delegations," Boucher later said at an interactive session organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce.

"A US business delegation to India has also been scheduled sometime in November-December," he said. Boucher said the state has a very "good climate" for business and there are significant areas for cooperation which would bring Bengal better economic status.

He added that Indo-US relations have developed greatly in the last few years. "US and India will agree on every single issue," he said, adding that the two countries are working on a "very positive deep economic and commercial partnership".

"We are hopeful of witnessing some more positive outcomes in the Senate House next month," Boucher said, pointing out that among others, Indo-US Nuclear deal is also expected to be approved.

"India's economy is booming and US sees immense opportunities to grow," Boucher said. Some of the areas US companies are now interested in are irrigation, communication, port, airport, agriculture, food processing, bio-tech and also education, he pointed out.

Speaking on the recent WTO talks, Boucher said, US is looking towards a successful completion of the Doha round.

He added his country was ready to offer "more flexibility" on contentious issues and substantial "subsidies in agriculture" would also be offered.

"Proper economic steps should be taken and countries need to work together for the successful completion of Doha round," he added.

Left will not vote with BJP, says Basu

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"If BJP has same views on the issue we cannot help it. We have communicated to Government our objections"

KOLKATA : The Bharatiya Janata Party might share the views of the Left parties on the nuclear deal with the United States but that does not mean that the latter would vote with it against the United Progressive Alliance Government on the issue, veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu said here on Monday. "If the BJP has the same views on the issue, we cannot help it", he said when asked by newspersons whether the Left parties and the BJP, who were opposed to the nuclear deal, would join ranks if it came to a vote in Parliament.

Two days ago, Mr. Basu reiterated that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was not for bringing down the UPA Government, though it had strong reservations against the Centre's pro-U.S. stance.

Objections communicated

"We have communicated to the Government our objections [to the nuclear deal] and have said so in writing. But they [the Centre] are not listening", Mr Basu said emerging from a meeting of the CPI (M)'s State Committee.

The Left parties had demanded that the matter be discussed in Parliament "so that the people can know the views of the different parties.''

The former Chief Minister, however, declined to comment either on the findings of the Justice Pathak Inquiry Authority that has reportedly indicted the former External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, in the Iraq oil-for-food scam or on whether Mr. Singh had been made a scapegoat in the controversy.

"The Prime Minister has said that he will make a statement. I would not like to comment [on the matter]," Mr. Basu said.

Indian communists are against Coco-cola and Pepsi was last 5-6 years. In two local tests they found pesticide in Coca-cola and Pepsi. Kerala and other states banned Coca-cola. Now, why WB commies are against ban?
Are they getting paid by foreign government or Multinational companies as Hafta to keep company in their state?
This trend is with only WB government. By the way, they are in center also.
There continuous flip-flop policy on every deal is getting interesting. Do they get paid for every flip?
If soft drink is contaminated for one state, why it’s ok for other state?

<b>No cola ban in Bengal till Centre’s report: CM</b>
The NGO, Centre for Science and Environment, had alleged that colas contained a high level of pesticide.

Either, this NGO is not directly connected or Communist use NGO to create doubts and later black mail multi-national companies to pay hafta to communist to keep mouth shut.

Same thing happened in Gurgoan Honda episode.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Professor attacked by SFI goons for tying Rakhi</b>
8/21/2006 5:29:17 PM  HK
Thiruvananthapuram:SFI’s intolerance towards Hinduism reached its zenith today, when a Muslim SFI thug dare to attack a college professor for tying a Rakhi .

Dr.T.Unnikrishnan was attacked by a group of SFI gundas leaded by Firozjaan today.This shameful incident happened in Sanskrit college here. They had threaten him on Friday, to remove Rakhi from his hand and today they attacked him and forced to break the Rakhi knot from his hands.Police arrested Firozjaan in connection with the attack.

Rakhi is not a mere knot tied by a sister to her brother, It shows the bonding of their divine relationship, just as Mangal Sutra for a Husband –Wife relationship. Such devilish acts by followers of Marx is the result of their ideological failure to compete with the resurgence of Sanathana Dharma and its principles in Kerala.

Marxist goons had brutally killed K.T. Jayakrishnan Master in front of his students in Kannur and SFI criminals are following their path says ABVP state secretary V.P.Rajeevan.ABVP warned of conducting strong agitation against such cultureless actions.

A Madrassa product like Firoz will not comprehend the meaning of this age old teaching of Sanathana Dharma,“Matha Pitha Guru Daivam”.For us a ‘Guru’ is considered as God and revered with same respect as we give to our parents.

By this heinous crime SFI criminals had done two unpardonable mistake,One to break the holy bonding of Rakhi,Two attacking a Guru,the most respectable. This is not just an attack on a person, but an attack on our Dharma. Haindava Keralam strongly condemns this brutal act and urges to take strong action by the court of Justice against the culprits.    
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Muslim quota may lead to polarisation: Karat

Hyderabad, Aug. 23: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat has apprehended that reservation to Muslims may lead to communal polarisation.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, the CPM leader said there was no Constitutional provision for providing reservation on religion basis and secondly, because of polarisation the core issues of backwardness of Muslims and the need for their upliftment get diverted. “The inclusion of Muslims in OBC as was done in some States can be considered,” he suggested.

Mr Karat said the West Bengal government had already decided to evolve a sub-plan in the Five Year Plan for minorities. The party has also been suggesting that the Centre should make a provision for sub-plan in the 11th Five Year Plan for minorities to ensure flow of funds. He said the Justice Rajender Sachar committee appointed by Centre on Muslims would bring out the harsh realities vis-a-vis low access to Muslims to education and employment.

The CPM leader also said a package was being worked out by the West Bengal government to compensate farmers whose lands were taken for infrastructure projects and this would stand as an example for other States to follow. Maintaining that Special Economic Zones should be product-specific, he took exception to different State governments taking away thousands of acres from farmers and giving to private entrepreneurs for setting up multi-product SEZs. “It is objectionable that the governments are allowing the private companies to utilise 30 per cent land for production and the remaining for real estate purposes,” he said.

<!--emo&:furious--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/furious.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='furious.gif' /><!--endemo--> More securitymen killed by Naxals than by J&K militants: Centre, states discuss today
Raman KirpalPosted online: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 0000 hrs Print Email

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 29:Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of 13 Naxalite-affected states are reaching New Delhi tomorrow for a meeting with Union Home Secretary V K Duggal to assess how states have fared in pooling intelligence on Naxal movement and the progress made in security operations in the last three months.

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The meeting is likely to discuss last month’s incident in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district where some 800 heavily armed Naxalites got past securitymen and attacked a relief camp, killing at least 31 people.

What’s worrying officials is that the count of securitymen killed by Naxalites this year is higher than the number of personnel killed by militants in the Valley.

From January to July this year, at least 102 securitymen were killed in Naxal attacks while the figure for those killed in the Valley during the same period stood at 85. In 2005, 165 securitymen died in Valley attacks while less than 100 personnel were killed in Naxal attacks.

Officials say it’s becoming increasingly evident that the Naxalites are carrying out more organised, coordinated attacks, even imparting better training to their cadres.

Such is the concern in New Delhi that even the Prime Minister, while addressing Chief Ministers of Naxal-hit states in April, described Left-wing extremism as “the biggest internal security challenge ever faced by the country.’’

Going by official data (see chart), it would appear that Naxal attacks are claiming more lives in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand than in traditional strongholds Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.

Home Ministry sources estimate that the current strength of the armed Naxal cadre is around 7,200.

<b>CPM attack on Sree Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations</b>
9/14/2006 5:03:53 AM HK

Thalassery: CPM Thugs hurled bombs on Hindu Devotees who were gathered in Komothupara in Thalassery for Sree Krishna Jayanthi celebrations.

Sabarinath (24), a BJP member is admitted in Thalassery General Hospital with injuries.

The attack is the part of CPM's strategy to aleinate the Hindus from the cultural roots by means of terror.The overwhelming support of awakened Hindus in the state especially in Marxist strongholds in Kannur had caused panic and havoc in the minds of Marxist intellectuals.
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>CPM Minister says he is a Hindu First, before a communist.</span>

Haldia, West Bengal. Just two days after he publicly worshipped in a Kali temple, CPM minister in WB govt Subhas Chakraborty has again embarrassed his party. He has been reported saying he is a Hindu first, then a Brahmin, before being a communist.

“Given my name, wherever I go in India, I am first a Hindu and then a Brahmin. This is the truth, how can I deny it?” the transport minister said, glowing in the light of the controversy he has created with his visit to Tarapeeth yesterday where he offered flowers and donation.

He has also appealed the workers in Transportation department of WB to celebrate the upcoming Vishwakarma Puja in proper ways.



<span style='color:red'>BJP hails ‘Hindu’ Communist minister, who reveals true self after obeisance to Kali </span>

Calcutta, Sept. 15: A day after offering puja to the goddess Kali, CPM minister Subhas Chakraborty almost said he’s a Hindu first, then a Brahmin, and mentioned nothing about being a communist, immediately provoking the BJP to roll out the welcome mat if he wanted to join.

“Given my name, wherever I go in India, I am first a Hindu and then a Brahmin. This is the truth, how can I deny it?” the transport minister said, glowing in the light of the controversy he has created with his visit to Tarapeeth yesterday where he offered flowers and a donation of Rs 501.

Bengal BJP president Tathagata Roy, highly impressed with the CPM leader’s change of heart if it can be called that, said: “Now that he’s clearly jettisoned Marxism and established his credentials, he’s welcome to apply to join the BJP. We’ll consider his case.”

Chakraborty could not be contacted to check if he might now want to join the BJP but, back in Calcutta today, he continued in the vein of a Kalibhakt — well, by a small stretch of imagination.

Chakraborty said he had committed no wrong by visiting the Tarapeeth temple, though even <span style='color:blue'>his proclaimed mentor Jyoti Basu had expressed amazement at the act.

Even today Basu was dismissive. “Whom does he see and worship? Does she exist at all? It would be better if he worshipped mankind,” he said.</span>

Talking of worship, Chakraborty said Basu was the equivalent of God to him. On this occasion, however, he didn’t seem too pleased with God. That’s no surprise.

Which believer can claim never to have been displeased by an action or, usually, inaction of God?

When told Basu disapproved of his Tarapeeth visit, Chakraborty shot back: “People needn’t always agree on all counts. Jyotibabu himself had visited a gurdwara with his head covered after Indira Gandhi’s assassination.”

Although this wasn’t aimed at anyone in particular, he said: “I’ve been to all famous temples and mosques in India, those who criticise me now have themselves done the same on the sly.”

There might be some truth in that, though communists are supposed to be atheists.

Chakraborty said he had visited Kali temples at Kalighat and Dakshineshwar. “I see no harm in this. I don’t think this violates any principle of Marxism.”

Although CPM state secretariat member Benoy Konar said Chakraborty would have to decide first whether he is a theologist or a Marxist — though he need not be one or the other since South America already has a history of priests practising religion with Marxism — the BJP was elated.

Tathagata Roy said: “Subhasbabu is a realist. He has finally understood that Marxism belongs to the realm of history, while Hindutva was always there and will continue to remain. At last, he’s hit upon the real thing.”

Chakraborty has gone far with his newly expressed opinion on religion, but he claimed that he did not perform puja at Tarapeeth.

“I was given flowers. Should I have thrown them away? Even if someone offers puja, what’s wrong? Millions of people frequent the Tarapeeth temple.”

The minister was photographed offering puja with hands folded, garlanding the idol, offering it a zari-lined sari and chanting “Joy Ma Tara”.

Chakraborty believes communists have alienated themselves from Indian culture and tradition — Sangh boss R.S. Sudarshan would love this.

Uncomfortable with the lal salaam he has been flashing since his student days, Chakraborty said: “I prefer the namaskar and pranam.” Prakash Karat, the CPM boss, is not going to love this.

“We haven’t been able to make ourselves acceptable everywhere. How else can you justify that only three states with an 11-crore population are communist-ruled in a country of over 100 crore?” Chakraborty wondered.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->“I was given flowers. Should I have thrown them away? Even if someone offers puja, what’s wrong? Millions of people frequent the Tarapeeth temple.”

The minister was photographed offering puja with hands folded, garlanding the idol, offering it a zari-lined sari and chanting “Joy Ma Tara”.

Chakraborty believes communists have alienated themselves from Indian culture and tradition — Sangh boss R.S. Sudarshan would love this.

Uncomfortable with the lal salaam he has been flashing since his student days, Chakraborty said: “I prefer the namaskar and pranam.” Prakash Karat, the CPM boss, is not going to love this.

<b>“We haven’t been able to make ourselves acceptable everywhere. How else can you justify that only three states with an 11-crore population are communist-ruled in a country of over 100 crore?” </b>Chakraborty wondered.
<img src='http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060916/images/16suv.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> Chakraborty at Sri Taraapeeth Temple
<b>Politics of Paranoia</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->In an essay last week to mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11, Martin Amis hit out at the virulence of Islamism. Here, writer <b>Pankaj Mishra lambasts Amis's 'moral superiority' and takes issue with the intellectual arrogance of political elites in the West who fail to understand the Muslim world</b>. He argues that an out-of-touch US administration is repeating the fatal errors of the Vietnam War, resulting in a war on terror that is a political, military and intellectual fiasco
Massive upsurge of support for Naxalite Movement in Karnataka, Anti- naxal forces on backfoot.

Massive upsurge of support for Naxalite Movement in Karnataka, Anti-naxal forces on backfoot.

Mangalore Sept 15: With the roping in of a teenage girl into their fold, the efforts of the Naxal groups to expand their area of operations in the Western
Ghats seem to be paying off, according to the police.
Inspired by Lakshmi's example many of her friends and relatives
are now contemplating joining the progressive people's movement.

Reports of Lakshmi (18), from the Irkigadde area of Tombattu village under Shankaranarayana police station limits, joining the Naxalites are spreading fast. The girl had gone missing last March.

The Times of India quoted Police sources saying that within two months of Lakshmis disappearance, she was spotted in Naxal uniform carrying arms.

Recently, she began working actively for the Naxalites and even visited several houses in her hamlet and spoke to her friends and relatives on the progressive
Naxal movement.

According to sources Lakshmi belonged to a family of landless labourers and studied up to Std VII in a local school.

There are also reports about the girl organising meetings and collecting rations and other necessary items from shops.

The police have information about Naxalites recently collecting Rs 25 per month from the hamlets of Hallihole, Tombattu, Yedamoge, Jaddinagadde and neighbouring areas.



<!--emo&Sad--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /><!--endemo--> Pepsi versus poverty
Posted online: Friday, September 22, 2006 at 0000 hrs Print EmailDo Kerala’s Marxists define their jobs in terms so grand that jobs for poor don’t figure in them?
There's something deeply disturbing when one compares the Kerala government’s abject failure, as reported in this newspaper on Thursday, on implementing the jobs guarantee programme to the prompt proscriptions it had issued earlier against cola companies. Why do Kerala’s Marxists find fighting poverty less attractive than fighting Pepsi? The answer can’t lie merely in the fact that issuing administrative fiats against foreign companies is administratively easier than implementing welfare programmes. Only two Kerala districts have been chosen among the 150 nationwide for the dry run of the jobs guarantee programme. Given the amount of political capital the UPA has invested in this scheme, the Centre’s full cooperation is guaranteed. Resources are not a problem. Assam is not a state known for above-average administrative skills. If it can provide job cards to 68 per cent of the applicants and jobs to 65 per cent of those who asked for employment, why is it that not a single job card was issued until recently to anyone of the two lakh applicants in Kerala?

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Suppose for argument’s sake we accept the Marxist state government’s charge that the preceding regime, led by the Congress, had done nothing. But in the four months or so since the Left came to power in May, why wasn’t implementation fast-tracked? Especially because it would have given the state Left a strong handle with which to beat the local Congress.

We are left with no choice but to conclude that the doctrinaire Marxists ruling Kerala genuinely define their own jobs in grand terms. They are there to put up a sterling defence against neo-liberalism. To that end they have questioned the fiscal rectitude law that the Centre and several other states have adopted. Of course action against cola companies is part of that. So are vehement arguments against VAT rates on ‘luxury’ goods — although in this case the definition of neo-liberalism has to be stretched a bit. Asking the rich to pay more for airconditioners satisfies an urge left unaddressed by giving jobs to the poor. Bengal used to be like that at one point. Asking America, but not the Soviet Union, to disarm was considered more important than asking industry to stay back. Come to think of it, Kerala’s government hasn’t yet ‘intervened’ in geopolitics. The best is yet to come for Kerala’s poor.


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