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LESSON 54-IMost valuable democratic right ndia votes in the third phase, turnout moderate-Mayawati confident of BSP victory in Uttar Pradesh-Mayawati’s pillars of strength-Irrespective of caste, creed, and religion everyone have the Right to Equality-The grip of change
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LESSON 54

Most valuable democratic right

In the third phase, elections will be held in 107 parliamentary
constituencies spread over nine states of Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu and
Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh,
and West Bengal, and two Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
and Daman and Diu.




“Nearly 14.40 crore (144 million) voters will be entitled to vote at these elections in 165,112 polling stations”.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati was among the first voters in Lucknow, the state capital, and
she claimed her party would bag most of the state’s 80 Lok Sabha seats.

“I have begun my day with voting, which I have always felt is everyone’s prime duty,” she said.

Mayawati, chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state and a prime ministerial candidate from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), shows her voter's identity card after casting her ballot at a polling booth in the northern Indian city of Lucknow April 30, 2009. Millions of Indians began voting in the third round of a general election on Thursday in several states seen as key to the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to win power from the Congress-led ruling coalition.


Reuters Pictures

19 hours ago

Mayawati,
chief minister of India’s Uttar Pradesh state and a prime ministerial
candidate from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), shows her voter’s identity
card after casting her ballot at a polling booth in the northern Indian
city of Lucknow April 30, 2009. Millions of Indians began voting in the
third round of a general election on Thursday.

Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati,center, speaks during an election rally in Nuh, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from New Delhi, India, in this, April 6, 2009 photo. Mayawati, whose election symbol is an elephant, seeks national power as the larger parties stumble.
  1. Bahujan Samaj Party leader who goes by one name, Mayawati, right, introduces Zakir Hussain, her party candidate from Gurgaon, during an election rally in Nuh, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from New Delhi, India, Monday, April 6, 2009. Elections in India will be held in five phases beginning in April as the current government's five-year term ends.

  2. Women watch Bahujan Samaj Party leader who goes by one name, Mayawati, seen on poster, during an election rally in Nuh, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from New Delhi, India, Monday, April 6, 2009. Elections in India will be held in five phases beginning in April as the current government's five-year term ends.

  3. Mayawati, chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state and a prime ministerial candidate from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), shows her voter's identity card after casting her ballot at a polling booth in the northern Indian city of Lucknow April 30, 2009. Millions of Indians began voting in the third round of a general election on Thursday in several states seen as key to the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to win power from the Congress-led ruling coalition.

  4. Mayawati, chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state and a prime ministerial candidate from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), shows her ink-marked finger after casting her ballot at a polling booth in the northern Indian city of Lucknow April 30, 2009. Millions of Indians began voting in the third round of a general election on Thursday in several states seen as key to the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to win power from the Congress-led ruling coalition.

  5. Mayawati, chief of the caste-based Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and a prime ministerial aspirant, waves to her supporters during an election campaign rally in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata April 21, 2009. India is holding a general election between April 16 and May 13.

  6. Mayawati, chief of the caste-based Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and a prime ministerial aspirant, waves to her supporters during an election campaign rally in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata April 21, 2009. India is holding a general election between April 16 and May 13.

  7. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, waves during an election campaign in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, April 21, 2009. India's national elections, which began Thursday will take place over five phases until May 13.

India votes in the third phase, turnout moderate

The stars trooped out and so did villagers on Thursday as millions
of poor and the affluent voted in the third leg of the General
Elections that even veteran politicians admitted was destined to give
the country another coalition government.

Voters queued up outside some 165,000 polling centres in 107 Lok
Sabha seats spread across nine states and two union territories in a
10-hour exercise.

A whopping 144 million voters - of the country’s total 714 million - were eligible to vote on Thursday.

 1,567 candidates contesting in the third round
of polling that will wrap up 372 Lok Sabha seats, leaving two more
rounds to go May 7 and 13. The millions of votes will be counted May 16.

Even as men and women stood in winding queues in urban and rural
areas, overseen by armed security personnel.

The third round of polling covers the whole or part of Bihar,
Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,
Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, and Daman
and Diu.

45 percent vote in third phase in Uttar Pradesh


Lucknow, April 30 (IANS)
The country’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh recorded 45 percent
voting in the third phase of elections Thursday, Election Commission
said. More than half of the state’s 22.3 million voters chose to stay
away from pollin
g.

Officials said that no untoward incident was reported from any of the 15 constituencies that went to polls.

The
state capital Lucknow recorded another abysmally low voter turnout at
34.6 percent. ‘However, it was better than the 31 percent in 2004,’
quipped a returning officer here.

The
state’s prominent constituency Rae Bareli, polled a relatively
respectable 46 percent. This is higher than theconstituency Amethi that recorded 39 percent polling during the second
phase April 23.

The fate
of 256 candidates was decided at 24,976 polling booths spread across 15
constituencies. The state has a total of 80 Lok Sabha seats.

The
highest turnout was reported from Jhansi and Sitapur where as many as
51 percent voters came out to exercise their franchise.

Mohanlalganj, adjacent to Lucknow, had the lowest number of seven candidates and saw 43 percent turnout.

Kanpur,
the state’s key industrial hub, witnessed 39 percent polling.

Fatehpur, where the key tussle is between son and grandson of former prime ministers, recorded 43 percent turnout.

In 2007 during the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati’s
Bahujan Samaj  Party’s landslide victory indicated that its arch-rival
the Samajwadi Party (SP) that had been enjoying the support of the
Muslims, started losing ground among the community.


Mayawati confident of BSP victory in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is confident that her party will
remain ahead of its rivals in the Lok Sabha elections across the state.


Speaking to mediapersons after casting her vote for the parliamentary
polls at a polling booth in Lucknow Montessori School, Mayawati said:
“My party is doing very well not only here but all across the state. I
am sure we will perform very well.

Mayawati has all the following qualities:

She is the  Accomplished One
* Far away from internal conflict
* Destroyer of defilements
* Worthy of requisites
*Devoid of secrets and evil doing

Perfectly Self
Awakened;
* Knows all things by herself


Endowed with
Knowledge and Virtue
* Knowledge
* Virtue
* Endowed

Supreme trainer of persons to be tamed
* supreme or peerless
* persons
* tamed
* trainer

Well Spoken;
* Speaking Good & Beneficial things.
i. Good & Benificial:
ii. ~ Good & Beneficial
iii. Good & ~ Beneficial
iv. ~ Good & ~ Beneficial
* Some may like the message some may dislike the message

The money power, caste calculations and the fundamentalist designs in
the post poll arrangements will never succeed in preventing Mayawati in
2009, Behenji after improving her chances in 2009 shall become the
Prime Minister of India in 2009.

Yes, she is set to be the Prime
Minister here and now.
This is not a forecast but a confirmation of her qualities, such as


1.
Art of Giving 

2. Virtue
3. Renunciation
4. Wisdom 
5. Self-Effort

6. Forebearance

7. Truthfulness
8. Resolution
9. Universal Love
10. Equanimity 

With these qualities, Behenji has demonstrated
her Courage of beating a political opponent , implemented Sharing of
political power to all communities, shown her Wisdom of following the
footsteps of Dr. Ambedkar, the champion of downtrodden, and possess the
Energy to lead this country and what else is expected to become a
ruler?

These four unfailing mark a ruler:
Courage, Sharing, Wisdom and Energy.

 – ThiruValluvar 382
In 2007


 Bahen MAYAWATI became UP CM!
2009 MAHA MAYAwati the Prabuddha Bharatha Matha will be the PM!

“I have begun my day with voting, which I have always felt is
everyone’s prime duty. I had other important things on my agenda but I
made up my mind that before setting off for my election campaign in
other parts of the state I will cast my vote for my party’s candidate
Akhilesh Das. That is why I am here even without having my morning tea
or breakfast.”

Mayawati strolled into the polling station with her most trusted
lieutenants - BSP’s Brahmin mascot cum national general secretary
Satish Misra and cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh.

Misra and Singh also cast their votes at the same polling station along with Akhilesh Das.

Predicting a clean sweep for himself, Das told reporters: “The last
election was different with Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the scene but
despite him the voting percentage had gone abysmally low largely on
account of the people’s disillusionment with the BJP. People are
terribly unhappy with Vajpayee’s nominee Lalji Tandon this time.”

Mayawati’s pillars of strength

Syed Firdaus Ashraf profiles the Queen’s men who run Uttar Pradesh,

and explains why they are so important to the chief minister.


Political parties needs both mass support and brains in the coterie to run it.

Unlike other political parties where its leaders are more than willing

to appear before the media with their views, that is not true for the


Bahujan Samaj Party.

BSP supremo Mayawati rules the party with an iron hand. No one is

permitted to speak to the media without her permission.



Uttar Pradesh has been under Mayawati’s rule for two years now, but


the public still don’t know who really runs the show.

Of the 200-plus BSP legislators and the huge state bureaucracy, only

six privileged people can meet Mayawati without an appointment. The


rest can only meet the chief minister when she summons them to her


presence.

Babusen Kushwaha: A phone call away

Babusen Kushwaha hails from Banda in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand

region. He came close to the BSP supremo through another party leader,


Naseemuddin Siddiqui.


Today, Kushwaha handles the BSP’s finances. He alone knows, besides


Mayawati, where the party’s funds have been invested and how to get


better returns.

Kushwaha is from the Nakhuda (boatmen) community. A phone call away

from Mayawati, this trusted lieutenant can even visit her home in the


middle of the night in the event of a crisis.

He never sits in front of Mayawati

Naseemuddin Siddiqui holds four portfolios in Mayawati’s government,

including agriculture and industry.

An old-timer, he was among the very few leaders who did not fall out

with Mayawati after she took charge of the party after BSP founder and


her mentor Kanshi Ram had a debilitating stroke.



His loyalty, BSP insiders say, comes from his army background and love


for his mother.



He gave up his job in the army, where he held a lower posting, to be


with his dying mother. She lived for six years before passing away.


After that, he joined the BSP and became a loyal follower of Kanshi


Ram and Mayawati.




As a sign of respect, he never sits in front of Mayawati.

Siddiqui is the only Muslim leader in the BSP’s top leadership. He

also collects funds for the party which he then hands over to


Kushwaha.

Brain behind Maya’s social engineering

A Rajya Sabha member and chairman of the State Advisory Board, Satish

Chand Mishra practised law before joining the BSP. His father T S


Mishra was a judge.


Many believe Mishra was once close to Bharatiya Janata Party leader


Atal Bihari Vajpayee; the latter even attended Mishra’s house warming


party in the 1990s.

He proved his legal skills when Mayawati appointed him as UP’s

advocate general. Mishra defended his party chief in the Taj Corridor


scam when cases were registered against Mayawati for approving a


project to build shopping malls and multiplexes near the Taj Mahal in


violatation of established norms.



When Mayawati’s government lost power in 2003, Mishra went back to


practicing law. Observers credit him with the idea of social


engineering, of Brahmin-SC/ST unity. The strategy proved effective in


the May 2007 assembly election when the BSP formed a government on its


own steam
.

Mishra is the BSP’s suave face and advises the government on important

projects in his role as chairman of the state advisory board.


Interestingly, Amar Singh held a similar post when Mulayam Singh Yadav


was chief minister.

The key strategist


Cooperative Minister Swami Prasad Maurya is another key BSP strategist.

A long-time Mayawati loyalist, he is also the party’s Uttar Pradesh


president. Barring 2007, he has won election to the state assembly


from the Congress stronghold of Rae Bareli.

Maurya is a shrewd political operator who constantly interacts with

party workers in the field. If he wins the Lok Sabha election from


Kushinagar, he will move to New Delhi, where clearly important


assignments await him.

Caste demography is on his fingertips

Social Welfare Minister Indrajit Saroj is said to know the exact

statistics of the caste divide in every village of Uttar Pradesh. The


figures, BSP insiders exclaim with wonder, are on his fingertips.


Saroj calculates the caste demography in every constituency and


estimates how strong a BSP candidate can be. He also coordinates with


BAMSEF, the organisation of committed SC/ST activists Kanshi Ram


established, which provided the loyal cadres when he launched the BSP


in April 1984.

He is so influential in the party that he could deny an electoral

nomination to a BSP candidate if BAMSEF feels s/he may not win an


election.

The de facto chief minister

The administrative head of a state government is a senior Indian

Administrative Service officer with the title of chief secretary, who


reports to the chief minister.


After her election in May 2007, Mayawati created the post of state


cabinet secretary and nominated former helicopter pilot Shashank


Shekhar Singh to the job. Chief Secretary Atul Kumar Gupta was


instructed to report to Singh.



Later, following a Public Interest Litigation, the Lucknow high court


ruled in favour of the chief secretary’s position and said an IAS


officer would not report to a non-IAS officer.



If sources in Lucknow are to be believed, Gupta does not officially


report to Singh, but unofficially that impression may not hold. After


all, the cabinet secretary is one of Mayawati’s closest aides.

Singh is often described as the state’s de facto chief minister and

reportedly has a role in major government decisions.

He is a wellknown face in Lucknow’s public life, harking back to the

days when he saved then chief minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh’s life


after the helicopter they were travelling in nearly crashed.



During the tenure of another Congress chief minister Veer Bahadur


Singh — who The Illustrated Weekly of India called ‘The Man With 64


Portfolios’ — Singh brokered a peace deal with adamant Bharatiya


Kisan Union leader Mahendra Singh Tikait. He was rewarded with the


title, Principal Secretary (Civil Aviation).

He established a fine relationship with Mayawati when she became chief

minister for the first time in 1994. He also enjoyed good ties with


Mayawati’s bitter enemy Mulayam Singh Yadav, but they fell out after


Yadav unsuccessfully tried to get Singh to turn against Mayawati in


the Taj Corridor case.

The grip of change


B. Kolappan


Party: Bahujan Samaj Party

Constituency: Kanyakumari

State: Tamil Nadu

Mission statement: I want to be an instrument of change






P. Sivakami got a head start over the others. She completed the first
round of her campaign in Kanyakumari, while other candidates were
waiting for their parties to finalise alliances. A former IAS officer,
she quit the service to join politics. And she chose Kanyakumari
because of its high literacy rate (next only to Coimbatore) and the
fact that it has the highest per capita income in the State.

“These two aspects make me believe that people in the constituency
will go for a candidate like me,” says the 53-year-old Bahujan Samaj
Party contestant. This explains why she chose this general constituency
despite being a Dalit.

The author of four novels and a hundred short stories, she has
published the English version of her Tamil novel, Pazhaiana Kazhithalum
with the title “The grip of change.”

Ms. Sivakami rejects the argument that in this communally sensitive
constituency — where Christians and Hindus are always waiting for an
opportunity to settle political scores — she does not stand much
chance.

“Tell me which constituency is not communally sensitive? The problem
persists across the country. If it is not religion, it is caste. This
should change. In the last 10 years, the world has changed a lot and
you cannot afford to remain unchanged. In Kanyakumari, I want to be an
instrument of change,” she stresses.

In contrast to the high-voltage campaign of the main political
parties, hers is restrained. But even so, her name is familiar to all
the households in the district. She meets leaders and office-bearers of
various organisations and addresses street corner meetings.

She rejects the argument that she is an outsider in the
constituency, saying her husband belongs to the district. “I have close
contacts with many social organisations in the district. I am also
aware of its problems,” she says.

Ms. Sivakami says she has no regrets about quitting the IAS to test
political waters. “Many asked me why I quit the service when the pay
commission recommendations were being implemented. They say I would
have benefited heavily. But I know what I am doing.”

She says that as ex-IAS officer, she has had the advantage of
working closely with politicians. “I have studied politicians and how
they function. I am better equipped for the job,” she says.

Irrespective of caste, creed, and
religion everyone have the Right to Equality

System of casteism is the
issue of the past
. At present, in Bahujan Samaj Party people of
different castes like Brahmins, Thakur, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Jatt Sikh
to the people like schedule castes and schedule tribes
work together for the betterment and the progress of the country
”.

Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar wrote our Constitution, which came into
force on 26th January 1950. Since then the concept of casteism has been
reduced to a great extent. He created a feeling of togetherness and
brotherhood in the people of different castes and helped them in
getting thei
r rights.

Irrespective of caste, creed, and
religion everyone have the Right to Equality.

In Uttar Pradesh, the people irrespective of their caste or creed or
without any pressure of any community elected their leader Ms.
Mayawati.

Moreover, people of the SC/STs, today enjoy reservation in
almost all government jobs and education institutes across the country.



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LESSON 53

2009.03.29 Keynote speech given at The Second World Buddhist Forum
 

A Harmonious World Comes from Harmonious Conditions

Presented by

Hsing Yun,

Nan Hua University Board of Trustees President,

BLIA World Headquarters President

 

Greetings, Director Yeh Xiaowen, Leaders, Venerables, and Distinguished Guests,

The
Second World Buddhist Forum is grateful to our distinguished leaders
for their assistance in allowing the unprecedented co-organization of
this Forum by
Buddhists
from Two Sides of the Taiwan Strait and Three Regions as equally
respected parties.  Not only is this historical event a grand occasion
to Buddhism from both sides of the Taiwan Strait, it is also a major
indicator of world peace to come.  Therefore, this sheds tremendous
significance for all of us.

Speaking
of a harmonious world, the frequency of wars between nations and the
unending suffering in the world have raised humanity’s awareness to the
concept of coexistence and co-prosperity, and the greater capacity for
mutual assistance and mutual respect.  Furthermore, only through
harmonious dialogues, communication and exchange will a “win-win
situation” that will bring joy and harmony to this world be
accomplished.  Therefore, I would like to present for our discussion
the following four points regarding harmony: 1) Compassion and
Respect Will Bring Harmony; 2) Embracing All Differences Will Bring
Harmony; 3) Equality Between Self and Others Will Bring Harmony; and 4)
Coexistence and Co-prosperity Will Bring Harmony

 

1) Compassion and Respect Will Bring Harmony

Compassion
and respect are indispensable paths towards mutual harmony.  In
Buddhism, unconditional loving-kindness and universal compassion are
displayed through a non-discrimination between you and I, or family or
stranger.  Every sentient being, whether connected or unrelated to you
deserves your acceptance and deliverance.  Compassion also embodies the
profound meaning of respect for the self and others.  Compassion means
benefiting other beings and protecting life; in order words, respecting
the value of life.  Compassion means treating family and foe as equals;
in order words, showing the magnanimity of mutual respect.  Compassion
is the sharing of benefits; in other words, respecting all that the
multitude owns.

Every
buddha and bodhisattva in Buddhism embraces and changes the human world
with their compassion.  In the past, the Buddha once prevented a cruel
war when he persuaded King Virudhaka to withdraw his army with the
touching comment, “the shade of your family means much more than any
other shade given.”  Buddhists also frequently urge people to raise the
dependent and young with loving-kindness; to have sympathy for animals,
insects and moths, as well as those of low social status, who must rely
on others to survive; and refrain from using knives and canes to harm
lives.  All of these are demonstrations of compassion and respect. 
Thus, true compassion is based on respect for another’s situation and
offering the necessary aid to help others.  Compassion is wisdom and
dedication that does not ask for rewards.  It is a vow to accomplish
another’s wish, and also a fountain that nourishes the lives of all.

Compassion
and respect also embody the meaning of equality and acceptance.  It is
a demonstration of the ideas on equality between buddha and sentient
beings, the sameness between sages and ordinary beings, and the oneness
between self and others.  In particular, because we live in an era of
the “global village”, we need to think like global citizens.  Be it
personal treatment of objects, interpersonal interactions, or even
mutual advantage and benefit between countries, compassion and respect
from both sides can turn animosity into peace and transform violence
into auspiciousness.  In particular, because everything in this world
depends on the right conditions to manifest, my giving you a helping
hand today also means caring for myself; my hostility towards you also
means attacking myself.  Compassion broadens our minds and turns
selfish love into higher respect and love for all sentient beings. 
Thus compassion and respect are vital to a harmonious human world.

 

2) Embracing All Differences Will Bring Harmony

Every
single life in this world is unique.  Just as for humans, we come from
different places, have different genders, use different languages and
texts, and adopt different thoughts, beliefs and lifestyles.  Despite
the magnitude of differences, human beings are nevertheless closely
connected to each other and require the help of “conditions” to bring
out the best in one another in making this world colorful and
interesting.  Therefore, anyone without the capacity to embrace others’
differences will not only fail to experience the beauty of these
conditions, but will also be incapable of acquiring insight into the
selflessness of all dharmas.

As
the saying goes, “tolerance makes greatness,” it is a noble virtue to
embrace others’ differences.  The ocean is great because it allows all
rivers to flow into it.  Emptiness is great because it embodies the
majestic
myriad of phenomena.  A heart big enough to embrace a family will make
one head of the family; a heart big enough for a whole city will make
one mayor of the city; a heart big enough for a whole nation will make
one leader of that nation; and if a heart is big enough for the whole
earth or even the three thousand dharma realms, it will correspond
perfectly to a buddha’s heart.  Therefore, we must strive to resemble
the ocean and the vast emptiness in our capacity to embrace others’
differences, which will make our moral characters noble and perfect. 

Speaking
of embracing others’ differences, Buddhism is the religion that most
advocates this.  Buddhism has been able to blend harmoniously with the
world’s various cultures in the last two thousand years as a result of
its teachings on embracing and tolerance.  When the Buddha delivered
sentient beings, anyone who had their minds set on the path were
accepted by the Buddha no matter what race, geographical background, or
religion they belonged to; this consequently caused Buddhism to spread
rapidly.  After Buddhism spread eastwards into China, the thriving of
the Eight Buddhist Schools during the Sui-Tang dynasties enabled
Buddhism to prosper and shine.  It continued to spread to other East
Asian and Western nations, enriching the local cultures encountered by
it.  From this, it can be said that not only would embracing others’
differences not impair one’s own glory, but enhance even the
spectacular blossoming of different flowers.

Tolerance
is indeed the most treasured virtue that exists between heaven and
earth! As the Buddhist sutra says, “the mind can encompass as vast as
space, and as numerous as the grains in the world.” A mind broad enough
to embrace all phenomena in this world will give us the entire world. 
Therefore, the only way to harmony is through embracing those who are
different from us.  Once this is achieved, the world is bound to be
full of harmony, peace, and joy.

 

3) Equality between Self and Others Will Bring Harmony

The
concept of equality is fully expressed by the Buddhist saying, “Whether
sentient or non-sentient, all will attain the wisdom of the Buddha
together.” When the Buddha first established the Sangha community, his
practice of “monastics of different family origins all to share the
Sakya family name” shattered the age-old hierarchical caste system of
India.  This also broke down such inequalities as those between rich
and poor, men and women, and old and young.

Equality is the fundamental spirit of Buddhism.  Currently,
society is shouting for “gender equality”, “equal rights between
sexes,” and “racial equality” – all of these are trends of the modern
day.  However, while everyone speaks the words of equality, the world
is still rife with inequalities.  For example, there exist inequalities
between the rich and the poor, the wise and the ignorant, and between
the strong and the weak.  It is due to the existence of inequalities
that wars, chaos, and disputes continue to arise in this world.

The
equality we speak of is not attained using forceful means to make
others oblige, but can only be achieved through treating others as your
own and putting yourself in other’s shoes.  Nor is this equality blind,
self-willed, or an insistence to make everyone the same.  Rather, it is
based on a rational respect for one another, where there are no
distinctions between big and small, rich and poor, or differences
between nations, races, self and others.  To take into consideration
the pride and rights of others is the true meaning of equality.

The
world’s myriad of phenomena arises in many different ways; it is when
equality can be found within differences will harmony be attained
within contradiction.  Thus, the concept of equality calls for
“appropriate utilization” and “teamwork.” It is similar to the
distribution of work amongst the six sense organs, where the usage of
the eyes for seeing, the ears for hearing, and the nose for smelling,
is an example of teamwork and appropriate utilization.  The same
applies to humans: it is only with interdependence that we can
survive.  We must not discriminate against others, give a cold-shoulder
to others, or compare ourselves and bicker over small matters with
others.  As the proverb goes, the more we compare with others, the more
upset and suffering we feel.  Acting and reacting with an equal mind
naturally brings peace and contentment.  It is when everyone can regard
society with an equal mind that “all men are brothers,” and the “great
shared world,” which is also the “global village” is realized. 

In
brief, Buddhism advocates dependent origination, where all phenomena
arise dependently and are thus closely related, and that all sentient
beings share the same buddha nature, with no differences.  If we can
understand the truth of the equalities between sentient beings and
buddha, nature and appearance, self and others, or absolute and
phenomenal, then naturally there will be equality between the other and
the self.  It is only when equality exists between the other and the
self that all inequalities in this world will be eradicated and harmony
amongst all achieved.  This equality between the other and the self not
only beautifies the self, but also beautifies the masses as well as all
that exists in this world.  It is when we can express our independent
virtuous characters within an understanding of oneness and coexistence,
and can support and complement each another, that we can create a
peaceful world together. 

 

4.  Coexistence and Co-prosperity Will Bring Harmony

Monotone is dull, uniformity produces no culture,

single taste is poor, and sameness makes no value.

~ National Language (Guo Yu)

The
above saying tells us that if there were only one type of tone, color,
taste or object in this world, this world would not sound as beautiful,
look as colorful, taste as delicious, or be as interesting.  This
explains the importance of harmonious conditions.

The so-called “harmony” does not mean making everyone the same; instead it is about discovering similarities amongst the different, and embracing differences amongst the similar
It is like how clothes come in all types of colors, and flowers of
different kinds blossom inside a garden.  These will be a sight just as
long as the colors blend in with each other.  There are wind
instruments, stringed instruments, keyboard instruments, and percussion
instruments within a band; and the melody that they produce will be as
pleasant to the ear just as long as the notes are played in harmony.  A
dance may be presented with dancers of different body languages, but it
will be as artistic and beautiful just as long as these dancers are
presenting the same theme.

The
definition of human life under the principle of causes and conditions
shows that no human can exist independently; we must rely on each other
in order to coexist as one.  The Buddhist “sangha” means a harmonious
community.  In other words, it involves a group of people whose right
to a joyful and pure lifestyle is guaranteed by a harmonious
coexistence maintained by a set of rules and guidelines.  Even though
different traditions such as Sectarian Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, and
Tibetan Buddhism have developed in Buddhism, we nevertheless coexist by
following the same Buddha and the same set of doctrines, and we have
embraced each other’s differences..  This is why Buddhism advocates
“oneness and coexistence,” as the universe is a life form of the “Great
Self” inside which all beings depend on each other to survive in order
to ensure the presence of harmonious conditions.

The
United States of America has always been known as “the big melting
pot,” and the greatness of this racial coexistence was demonstrated by
the election of their African-American president Barack Obama last
year.  Another paradigm of coexistence is Singapore, a country which
serves as home to Malays, Chinese, and Indians, who are able to live
together while being able to preserve their own language, culture,
customs and lifestyles.  The opportunity of coexistence and
co-prosperity makes Singapore a global leader in terms of her economic
and education successes.

An
overview on life shows the tremendous number of conditions we have been
granted by many other people in order to survive.  Therefore we shall
also offer the same to others so that they too, can live a carefree
life.  Every one of us can contribute our part and blend our individual
life into society, the country, the race, and even the universe, so
that the “Great Self” within which all forms of life coexist as one can
be accomplished.

I would like to end my speech with a story on the significance of harmonious conditions. 

Once
King Milinda was presented with a fresh and delicious bowl of broth,
and Nagasena took this opportunity to ask the king a question,

“Your majesty, can you isolate the spicy, sour, salty and sweet tastes from this broth?

“That
would not be possible! All that is left of the ingredients is the
liquid soup; the different flavors have now all become one.  No one can
isolate any taste at this point now.” Nagasena furthered the
opportunity and continued,

“Your
Majesty, our nation is just like this bowl of broth.  It is a blend of
men and women, old and young, rich and poor, nobility and slaves.  Yet
everyone is equal, for they are all citizens of this country, and
members of our society.  It is a great hope that Your Majesty will
treat them with compassion and see them as a part of you.  As a parent,
one must treat his children as equals no matter whether it is a girl or
a boy, and be obligated to raise them with appropriate means.”

The
establishment of a harmonious world will be similar to brewing this
bowl of broth.  The right set of conditions must be present in order
for there to be harmony between one another, so that we can build a
better future for humanity as one.

My
best wishes to all of you.  May earnest cultivation yield fruitful
harvest, and that you be surrounded with harmonious conditions.

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Second phase of general elections 2009 (Factfile)

NEW DELHI - India will hold its second phase of the 2009 general elections Thursday. Here are some facts:

Number of states: 13

Number of constituencies: 141

Number of voters: 194.8 million

Number of candidates: 2,041

Number of woman candidates: 121

Number of polling staff: 1 million

Number of polling stations: 223,320

Major parties: Bharatiya Janata Party (113 candidates), Congress (117),
Bahujan Samaj Party (122), Communist Party of India-Marxist (9),
Nationalist Congress Party (23), Communist Party of India (17) and
Rashtriya Janata Dal (15).

Every sixth candidate is a crorepati

The
influence of money – and not ideologies – has perceptibly gone up in
the elections to the 15th Lok Sabha. There are more crorepatis in the
fray than ever before.

In the 2004 elections to the 14th Lok Sabha, 9 per cent of the
candidates were crorepatis. Five years later, the figure stands at 15.5
per cent, according to National Election Watch data.

The data covering the contestants for 401 parliamentary seats in the
first three phases and in Delhi and Rajasthan in the fourth phase state
that of the 5,573 candidates in the fray, 862 have assets of more than
Rs 1 crore. The data also show sharp increases in the assets of those,
who got elected in 2004. About 125 common candidates in 2004 and 2009
account for an average asset increase of over 130 per cent.

Crorepatis in Delhi, the increase since 2004 is 755 per cent, while it is about 450 per cent in Mumbai.

Most of the super-rich candidates come from the south and west-based
regional parties. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti and the Telegu Desam
Party in Andhra Pradesh account for 77 per cent and 71 per cent,
respectively, of crorepati candidates, while in Karnataka, about 63 per
cent of the Janata Dal (United) candidates are crorepatis against the
BJP 45 per cent.

In the west, about 90 per cent of the candidates put up by the
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena are crorepatis, while the figure for the
Nationalist Congress Party is 50 per cent. In Goa, about 33 per cent of
all the candidates are crorepatis.

Professor Arun Kumar of the School of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru
University, who conducted studies on the role of money in electoral
politics, said, “The evil in the electoral politics of the south is
money power, and not muscle power like in Bihar and UP.”

However, the national parties are not lagging far behind. Of the 356
Congress candidates, close to 50 per cent are crorepatis, while the
BJP’s figure is about 40 per cent. But the Left parties have the lowest
number of crorepatis in the fray. The Bahujan Samaj Party, which has
the richest contestant this time – Deepak Bhardwaj worth Rs 603 crore
from west Delhi – has 25.6 per cent crorepati candidates.

Gandhians and freedom fighters Shambu Nath Sharma and L.C. Jain
said, “The day is not too far when Parliament will become an exclusive
club of crorepatis and criminals.”

Scorned Women Await The Ides of May


Akbar Khan

Bhopal, April 28, 2009

With political arc lights focused around regional parties rocking
the rickety pan-Indian boat, female protagonists have sensed reprieve,
ahead of Phase III of the staggered five-leg polls for the 15th Lok
Sabha, and are counting on election results to mark their coming of age
in the male dominated bastion of Indian politics
.

Indications suggest that the next government in the country, in all
likelihood, will comprise of at least two, if not more, of the
country’s top female politicians – Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati, Mamata
Banerjee and of course Jayalalitha.

As of now, Sonia Gandhi – at the helm of the Congress - has thrown
in her bit behind Mamata Banerjee while both Mayawati and Jayalalitha
have decided to play their aces safe and close to their bosom. But the
politically astute suggest that the situation may witness huge changes
after the ides of May bring in the election results and respite for the
trio
.

Mamata and Jayalalitha had suffered huge electoral reversals during
the 2004 LS polls while Mayawati had barely managed to cut the grade.
But this time around the May 16 declaration of poll results is likely
to mark a phoenix like rise of the trio that has often been scorned at
by its male counterparts
.

Depending on how and which way the vote swings larger political
outfits – The Congress and the BJP - are already hinging hopes of a
future government on these well-rounded feminine shoulders.

Back in 2004, Mayawati emerged as the strongest female politician
outside of the national parties while ending second behind arch-rival
Samajwadi Party with a tally of 19 from the total 80 Lok Sabha segments
in Uttar Pradesh.

The situation was far worse for the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool
Congress, which  contesting the elections on its own, had just managed
to scrape in a single parliamentary win in West Bengal where the CPM
bagged 26 out of the total 42 LS seats in the state.

In Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK under Jayalalitha suffered a huge ignominy
with her party failing to register a single victory in face of a DMK
onslaught which ended with a spectacular tally of 16 from the state’s
total 39 LS seats.

But that was then, a lot of political water and blood has flowed
under the bridge since the last parliamentary outing and this year the
political outfits headed by the trio are said to be on the make and
vowing to vote out their political opponents.

UP chief minister Mayawati, spurred on by a mammoth 2007 win in UP
Vidhan Sabha polls, has emerged as a key contender for the top office
in the country. Many say that her control of 206 of the state’s 402
assembly segments will serve as the foundation of her best-ever showing
in the state.

Riding a crest with the social engineering ploy, the Mayawati
campaign is said to be counting on a split in the state’s ‘secular’
vote and the Congress’ refusal to ink a pre-poll pact with the Samawadi
Party, to emerge from the contest with flying colours.

SP chief Maulayam Singh’s decision to take top BJP leader and former
chief minister Kalyan Singh under his wings is also said to have given
flight to Bahujan Samaj Party dream of catapulting the Dalit leader to
the top office on the Race Course Road.

Prospects of the Trinamool Congress under Mamata Banerjee, who
finally acceded to Congress overtures for a pre-poll alliance in the
state, are said to have hit a high with the polls in the state now
being billed a straight face-off between the ruling CPM and the
Congress-Trinamool alliance.

Her anti-land acquisition campaign in the state, however, was a
double edged sword that could dwarf her campaign at a time when the
Left parties are said to be in the midst of policy differences and
batting on an uneasy wicket.

Jayalalitha, after an uncharacteristic quiet, recently returned to
the political thick amid indications of the plight of the civilian
Tamil population in Sri Lanka wrecking havoc on the DMK in the state.

A fast mover the former film actress now heads a pro-Tamil civilian
alliance that has forced a string of somersaults and backward flips out
of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi who appears to be getting more and more
crunched between a rock and a hard place.

With the Mayawati – Mamata – Jayalalitha trio all set to take
centre-stage, maybe the next government will be pushed into ensuring
the passage of a crucial bill reserving the presence of women in
parliament.

Mulayam misused development funds: Mayawati

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Monday charged rival
Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav with misusing the state’s
development funds, saying that as many as 1,000 villages could have
been developed with the amount.

“The money spent by Mulayam Singh for giving a facelift to (his native
village) Saifai alone could have brought development in 1,000 villages
of the state,” Mayawati said at an election rally in Etawah district.
Saifai village is situated in Etawah, about 200 km from here.

“I could have also done the same for my native village in Uttar
Pradesh. But, as chief minister I focused on all-round development of
the state and took developmental schemes in villages only on the basis
of backwardness.”

The BSP chief also accused Mulayam Singh of promoting dynastic politics.

“Mulayam must realise that the place where he has reached today is
not only because of Ram Manohar Lohia. Icons like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and
others have also played an important role in helping people like
Mulayam Singh rise.”

She said if this had not happened, Mulayam Singh and his family members would have been grazing cattle under a feudal lord.


Maya ticks Sanjay Dutt off for “jhappi pappi” remarks

Lucknow, April 27 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today ticked
off Samajwadi Party leader and actor Sanjay Dutt for his “jhappi and
pappi” (hug and kiss) remarks saying BSP did not believe in exchanging
such gestures with persons having criminal antecedents who are instead
put behind bars.



“Leave aside outsiders, even his (Sanjay Dutt) sister Priya Dutt
had refused to take jhappi and pappi from him. Let me clarify that as
far BSP is concerned, it does not believe in taking jhappi from a
person having a criminal record. Instead, they are put behind bars,”
Mayawati said reacting to Dutt’s remarks that he will give “jhappi” to
her.



Addressing an election rally here, she said SP had a hard time in
selecting a candidate for Lucknow parliamentary constituency and named
Sanjay Dutt as its nominee.



“Sanjay Dutt is barred by the Supreme Court to contest the
election. He is now indulging in fake Gandhigiri and is offering jhappi
and pappi to the people along with Amar Singh,” she said.



Attacking the SP for accusing BSP of inducting criminals in the
party, Mayawati said had it been so Samajwadi Party would have ceased
to exist as all the criminals were there only.

Radio Pakistan comes to the aid of Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudipa, that is the Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs)



Mayawati

Abohar, April 28 (ANI): Radio Pakistan’s prime concern is the
welfare of aboriginal inhabitants in Jambudipa.

In the latest Punjabi Durbar programme, Radio Pakistan has alleged
that people belonging to the SC (Scheduled Caste) and ST (Scheduled
Tribes) in Prabuddha Bharath are subjected to inhuman treatment.

The programme has alleged that upper caste Brahmins don’t allow the
lower castes to pray in temples or fetch water from their wells.

The allegations have been dismissed as baseless by Dr. Kuldeep Singh of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

“Pakistan is trying to create divisions in the country by asserting
that the concept of casteism overpowering Prabuddha Bharath. As the district head
of Bahujan Samaj Party I want to say that the system of casteism is the
issue of the past
. At present, in Bahujan Samaj Party people of
different castes like Brahmins, Thakur, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Jatt Sikh
to the people like schedule castes and schedule tribes
work together for the betterment and the progress of the country,
” said
Dr. Kuldeep Singh.

“I want to ask Pakistan about its system of casteism, where people
are fighting one another. Such conditions will not be there in any
other country of the world,” said Dr. Singh.

“At a time when Prabuddha Bharath and Pakistan were united, the situation was
very bad. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar wrote our Constitution, which came into
force on 26th January 1950. Since then the concept of casteism has been
reduced to a great extent. He created a feeling of togetherness and
brotherhood in the people of different castes and helped them in
getting thei
r rights.

The broadcasters of Radio Pakistan need to study the Indian
Constitution before airing baseless allegations about Prabuddha Bharath. It must
remember that that all, irrespective of caste, creed, and
religion have the Right to Equality.

In Uttar Pradesh, the people irrespective of their caste or creed or
without any pressure of any community elected their leader Ms.
Mayawati.

Moreover, people of the SC/STs, today enjoy reservation in
almost all government jobs and education institutes across the country.

(ANI)







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LESSON 52-Power was in wrong hands for 61 years-Well it seems that press is to suppress the facts and impress the frauds in SC/ST (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath. 33 millionaires among candidates for Delhi’s 7 seatsMayawati accuses Congress of being anti-SC/STs-Mulayam misused development funds: Mayawati-Eight candidates left in fray for Hamirpur in Himachal-Mangat Ram(Bahujan Samaj Party)-33 millionaires among candidates for Delhi’s 7 seats-Well it seems that press is to suppress the facts and impress the frauds in SC/ST (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath.
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 “Power was in wrong hands for 61 years”
 Atiq Khan

Congress responsible for poverty and unemployment in the country: Mayawati
“BSP will focus on welfare of sarv samaj”

Promises quota for poor among forward castes

 LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday held the Congress responsible for poverty and unemployment in the country and said if the BSP is voted to power at the Centre it would focus on the welfare of the “sarv samaj.”

Ms. Mayawati said the Congress ruled U.P. for about 40 years and in the Centre for about half a decade, yet there had been a quantum increase in poverty and unemployment.

Ms. Mayawati also promised to enforce separate quota for the poor among forward castes if the BSP formed the government at the Centre.

 Addressing an election rally at the Maiku Lal Inter College ground in Telibagh here in support of the BSP candidates, Akhilesh Das Gupta (Lucknow) and Jai Prakash Rawat (Mohanlalganj-R ), Ms. Mayawati said the problems confronting the sarv samaj remain unsolved for 61 years since Independence.

Taking potshots at a Congress leader, the BSP president remarked merely spending a night at a SC/ST household would not solve the problem of poverty and unemployment.

Ms. Mayawati flayed the attempts of the Samajwadi Party, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party to defame her and the BSP by raking up the issue of memorials for BSP icons, Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram, in Lucknow.

She said almost the double the size of the land used for building memorials to Mr. Ambedkar and Mr. Kanshi Ram has been used in Rajghat, which houses memorials of Gandhi and Nehru families. The BSP chief questioned the silence of the Opposition parties and the media on this aspect.

Ms. Mayawati said Mulayam Singh spent more money on developing a single village, Saifai, adding that the same money could have been utilised in the development of about 1,000 villages in Uttar Pradesh.

Appealing for support for Dr. Das, the BSP president said while the SP and Congress had imported candidates,

BJP candidate Lalji Tandon was relying on the letter, supposedly written by Atal Behari Vajpayee, who has been keeping ill-health. Ms. Mayawati slammed actor Sanjay Dutt for his objectionable remarks against her.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also took a swipe at BJP’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi, when she said that no one would be allowed to take the law in his hands whether “he belonged to the Gandhi family, or was from a family of royals.”

 Ms. Mayawati said the condition of the “sarv samaj” would improve only with the BSP in power at the Centre. For the last 61 years, power has remained in the wrong hands, whether it has been the Congress, the BJP or their allies.

Addressing another poll rally in Mr. Mulayam Singh’s home district, Etawah, on Monday, Ms. Mayawati said the ongoing polls provided a golden opportunity to elect a “Dalit ki beti” as the PM, and thus fulfil the dreams of Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram.

In Etawah, she canvassed for Govind Chaudhary (Etawah), Mahesh Chandra Verma (Kannauj) and Vijay Shakya (Mainpuri).

Mayawati accuses Congress of being anti-SC/STs

Terming Congress as anti-SC/STs, BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday accused the Nehru-Gandhi family of having always opposed Bhimrao Ambedkar as it did not want to see the Scheduled Caste leader in Parliament.

“Nehru-Gandhi family always opposed Dr Ambedkar and it did not want to see the SC leader in Parliament. This was why when he (Ambedkar) contested the Lok Sabha polls from Maharashtra, Congress fielded candidate against him,” Mayawati said while addressing an election rally here.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said Dr Ambedkar was opposed by the party when he contested election for becoming a member of the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the country’s Constitution.

Holding the party responsible for the demolition of the Babri mosque, she said had the Congress government acted timely the mosque could have been saved in 1992.

Highlighting achievements of the state goverment, she promised to provide reservation to the economically weak among the upper caste people and implement the Sachar Committee recommendations, if voted to power at the Centre.

She said that Congress and BJP were responsible for the under development of the country as both the parties thought only of the industrialists and business houses which fund their elections.

“Unlike BSP, which runs on the money collected from party workers, BJP and Congress get finance from industrialists and business houses and later oblige them”, she alleged.

Mulayam misused development funds: Mayawati

Lucknow, April 27 (Inditop) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Monday charged rival Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav with misusing the state’s development funds, saying that as many as 1,000 villages could have been developed with the amount.

“The money spent by Mulayam Singh for giving a facelift to (his native village) Saifai alone could have brought development in 1,000 villages of the state,” Mayawati said at an election rally in Etawah district. Saifai village is situated in Etawah, about 200 km from here.

“I could have also done the same for my native village in Uttar Pradesh. But, as chief minister I focused on all-round development of the state and took developmental schemes in villages only on the basis of backwardness.”

The BSP chief also accused Mulayam Singh of promoting dynastic politics.

“Mulayam must realise that the place where he has reached today is not only because of Ram Manohar Lohia. Icons like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and others have also played an important role in helping people like Mulayam Singh rise.”

She said if this had not happened, Mulayam Singh and his family members would have been grazing cattle under a feudal lord.

Eight candidates left in fray for Hamirpur in Himachal

Mangat Ram(Bahujan Samaj Party)

33 millionaires among candidates for Delhi’s 7 seats

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) As many as 33 millionaires and 20 people with criminal records will fight for Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats that go to polls May 7.

“A total of 33 ‘crorepatis’ are contesting elections in Delhi. Of 33, seven are from the Congress and five each from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Delhi Election Watch (DEW) statement Monday said.

Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for BSP is Rs1.13 billion (Rs.113 crores), Congress Rs.70 million (Rs.7 crores) and BJP Rs.20 million (Rs.2 crores), the statement added.

Two candidates have declared their assets as zero, and four have declared assets of less than Rs 20,000, while 42 percent of the total candidates have not furnished their PAN card details as compared to 65 percent in 2004.

The average increase in individual assets has been 755 percent with one candidate showing a jump of over 3000 percent and most of them showing increase in three digits.

Of 160 candidates in the fray, the DEW looked into affidavits of 158 candidates and found that 20 candidates (12.5 percent) have criminal records.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded four candidates with criminal records and the Congress has given ticket to one candidate with criminal record,” according to the statement.

“There are seven candidates who are charged with heinous crimes which includes murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping and extortion. Amongst major parties, the BSP has fielded maximum (2) number of candidates with serious crimes in Delhi. No other major party has fielded any such candidates,” the statement added.

Delhi Election Watch (DEW) is part of a nationwide National Election Watch (NEW) campaign, comprising more than 1200 NGOs and other citizen organisations working on electoral reforms, improving democracy and governance in India.

— Indo-Asian News Service

Well it seems that press is to suppress the facts and impress the frauds in SC/ST (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath.

What “Newsweek” editor know about Indian caste system? Has he ever even tried to know what being a Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath).
( & more importantly SC women mean?

Newsweek has shown anti-SC/ST, anti humanistic behavior by publishing such a piece of news.

How can Newsweek say Mayawati is “bigger threat” to India? Has she committed murders? Or has she been ever involved in riots like Advani & Kalyan Singh or any Hindutav organization like RSS, VHP?

I think those who are jealous of Mayawati’s growth are giving money to publish such piece of news so as to tarnish Mayawati’s image.

No, matter what these newspapers publish, Mayawati will be the bigger gainer of this election. This is shown by IBN Live survey that more than 4 lakh people have voted for Mayawati & she is ahead of Sonia Gandhi, who got only 94 thousand votes. IBN Live survey shows clearly Mayawati is “Best Women Politician ” in India.

Napoleon Once said that he can face two battalions but not two scribes of a NEWS PAPER!
But to-day’s NEWS PAPERS!
are the industrialists and business houses, fundamentalist’s and Casteist,s organisations’ like RSS,s and VHP’s VIIEWS PAPER!
Which are unfit even to be a TOILET PAPER!
Every Sarvajan Samaj must stop buying such PAPERS!
And start their websites own NEWS PAPERS!
But Restrain from throwing cow dungs and shoes on the journalists of these TOILET PAPERS!

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04/27/09
LESSON 51-Behenji Mayawati set to become the Prime minister of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath
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LESSON 51
KALUGU

Behenji Mayawati set to become the Prime minister of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath

“On her arrival Behenji will bring shade” - a BSP worker in Maharashtra attending a rally held on an open ground in summer.

An interesting scenario will be a climb down in performance for the ruling United Progressive Alliance led by the dynastic Congress party and the National Democratic Alliance led by the communal Bharathiya Janata Party to the extent of two digits of MP seats.

A simple majority of 272 is required to form the government in the Indian Parliament which has a total of 543 MP seats. The Congress party won just 145 seats and the BJP just 138 seats in the last election. The Congress party was able to form the current government in 2004 with the support of allies in UPA. But after five years, both UPA and NDA have lost their allies. Therefore it will not be a surprise, if these two major political parties win less than 100 seats each.

In a pathetic situation to claim third and fourth position, Congress party and BJP are highlighting hate speech of immature Varun Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh, the largest state in India with 80 parliamentary seats. They both are still resorting to the old tactic of diverting attention of the people from real issues. This is the place where Behanji Mayawati is ruling like a queen with simple majority won on her own in the assembly elections of 2007. And according to latest projections Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will win all 80 MP seats in Uttar Pradesh alone. And her expanding influence in the neighboring states will bring her more numbers.

Mayawati is said to be the highest income-tax payer among all politicians in India paying Rs. 26 crore for year 2007-08. Coming from a Scheduled Caste (Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath family, Mayawati made her way to the seat of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state of India.She had asked the Central government Rs.80,000 crores for the development of UP. But it was refused. Now she needs the entire budget amount and also the black money Rs.75 lakh crores in swiss bank. Then she will be able to distribute the wealth among all section of the society for their welfare, happiness and peace.

Mayawati has already contacted Left Parties, JD Secular, Telugu Desam and many more regional players who either endorse her ambition for the post of Prime Minister or show no aversion to this idea. Considering this support base, Mayawati already enjoys the backing of about 130 MPs in the current parliament itself, very close to the individual scores of 145 and 138 of Congress and BJP respectively.

In this era of alliance politics and coalition governance, there is a fluid circumstance wherein the viscosity of a minor political party is very low and it can gravitate naturally towards any major winner to get a share of power throwing away the so called policies.

It is only a matter of time that Behenji collects more brothers such as Nitish kumar or Lallu, Sharath Pawar, Naveen Patnaik, Karunanithi and small fence sitters like PMK, in the post poll situation. (The sisters like Mamtha and Jayalalitha still hold their secrets close to their heart ). All these are in addition to her own number 272 and above.

However alarmed at the possibility of Mayawati becoming the prime minister, both Congress and BJP have initiated a game plan. Both these major parties have plans that in the event of formation of a Non BJP Non Congress ( NBNC) government with the support of any one of these major parties, they will press to have a Prime minister of their choice only. As a preparation the BJP projects Jayalalitha and Congress projects Pawar for the top job. If Mayawati is sidelined by such arrangements, India should be prepared for another puppet show.

Such manipulations may not hold long since the BSP is emerging as the first largest party at national level commanding support across the country.

Political observers are calling Behenji as a Barack Obama in making for India. But the BSP workers laugh at it and say that she became a Chief Minister of the most populous state of India beating many parties well before the American elections and therefore only Barack obama should be called as “Mayawati of America”. Not only that he simply followed “A vote and a note”, even after he got elected, a concept of Manyawar Kanshi Ram Ji.

This reality makes the media to telecast shrill cries against Behenji and our print media is still not ready to come to terms with the phenomenon called Mayawati who has been profiled by the US magazine Newsweek as among eight women leaders worldwide who have reached the top despite all odds.

The pro establishment forces always raise doubts about her elevation and they say that the BSP leader’s appeal can be said to be limited, since the preference of a sizeable section of the population is for an urbane PM conversant with the intricacies of the economy and international affairs. This argument fails considering the track records of the past sophisticated prime ministers in economy and international affairs. (What is left unsaid is that they want a puppet Prime Minister to guard their shares in the market and not a leader of poor)

Her opponents with tainted image argue that Mayawati is corrupt in Taj corridor case conveniently forgetting that Indira Gandhi was accused in Nagarwala case and Rajiv Gandhi was charged in Bofors scandal

The commentators are asking why she is openly declaring her ambition as Prime Minister candidate instead of coming with policies and manifestoes. Her becoming Prime Minister is largely in the interest of welfare, happiness and peace for the entire people, i.e., Sarvajan Hithayi, sarvajan Sukhaiy. It is open secret that many politicians aspire to be Prime Minister but are not sincere and confident in admitting their ambition. There could be no hiding of the nature that a cat should love to dish on fish.

The fundamentalists who celebrate birthdays of many gods unnecessarily taking thousands of idols in processsion, point out that Mayawati is lavish in celebrating birthdays and erecting her own statues. But see, the same people are convenient with Jayalalitha who was known for erecting giant cut outs of her own image and conducting extravagant marriage of her foster son. for Mayawati’s rallies nearly one crore people gather to show their gratitude for protecting their self-respect. Our people may be poor, but if they start liking their leader, they will give anything they have including their life. they have demonstrated this to leaders like MGR where they used to buy a ten Rupees ticket of his movies for even Rs.100. For the Buddha, to spread his teachings, a man purchased Jetavana spreading gold pieces all over the beautiful garden, which was the price. Such a thing will repeat in this great Prabuddha Bharath, i.e., Jambudipa.

And the status quoists are the most concerned about the elevation of Mayawati as the Prime Minister of India. We need not discuss the reasons since they are obvious. The very queuing of rich business houses such as Tatas and Ambanis and expression of their wishes to make Narendra Modi as Prime minister can tell the rest of the story.

Our Behenji is speaking for the poor and therefore she will not get anything from the rich. She is demanding neither money nor votes from the rich. She has earned the love of the poor. India is a vibrant democracy where a farmer in a remote corner of Uttar Pradesh and the likes of Tatas and Ambanis are having a vote each and are equal at least on the day of election. By numbers, poor outnumber the rich by many fold - thanks to the past inefficient rule of Congress, BJP and disgruntled alliances.

The money power, caste calculations and the fundamentalist designs in the post poll arrangements will never succeed in preventing Mayawati in 2009, Behenji after improving her chances in 2009 shall become the Prime Minister of India in 2009. Yes, she is set to be the Prime Minister here and now.

This is not a forecast but a confirmation of her qualities, such as 1. Arte of Giving (Dana)
2. Virtue (Sila)
3. Renunciation (Nekkamma)
4. Wisdom (Pannaa)
5. Self-Effort (Viriya)
6. Forebearance (Khanti)
7. Truthfulness (Sacca)
8. Resolution (Adhinnhaana)
9. Universal Love (Mettaa)
10. Equanimity (Upekkha)
With these qualities, Behenji has demonstrated her Courage of beating a political opponent , implemented Sharing of political power to all communities, shown her Wisdom of following the footsteps of Dr. Ambedkar, the champion of downtrodden, and possess the Energy to lead this country and what else is expected to become a ruler?

These four unfailing mark a ruler:
Courage, Sharing, Wisdom and Energy.

– ThiruValluvar 382

In 2007 Bahen MAYAWATI became UP CM!
2009 MAHA MAYAwati the Prabuddha Bharatha Matha will be the PM!

Written by Malarthamil

Malarthamil is a civil engineer and writer-poet inspired by Thirukkural - a classical Tamil poetry that expounds various aspects of life.

Filed under: Politics , Bahujan Samaj Party, BJP, BSP, Communist, Congress, CPI, CPI(m), Janata Dal, Jayalalithaa, Karunanithi, Lallu Prasad, Loksabha Elections, Mamta, Mayawati, Naveen Patnaik, NDA, Parliament, Sharad Powar, Telugu Desam, UPA

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vikadakavi says:
April 27, 2009 at 8:39 AM
She has earned the love of the poor. India is a vibrant democracy where a farmer in a remote corner of Uttar Pradesh and the likes of Tatas and Ambanis are having a vote each and are equal at least on the day of election. By numbers, poor outnumber the rich by many fold - thanks to the past inefficient rule of Congress, BJP and disgruntled alliances.
——-

India has waited for 60 years, to listen to the poor, to really really reap the benefits of democracy. It looks like the time has come.

Waiting eagerly,
-vikadakavi

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guest says:
April 27, 2009 at 10:08 AM
>point out that Mayawati is lavish in celebrating birthdays and erecting her own statues. But see, the same people are convenient with Jayalalitha who was known for erecting giant cut outs of her own image and conducting extravagant marriage of her foster son.

It is true the other way around also, isn’t it? People who weren’t comfortable with pompous Jaya do not have any problem with Maya.

>……elevation of Mayawati as the Prime Minister of India. We need not discuss the reasons since they are obvious.

Really! But there were no objections for Mayawathi’s elevation as CM before when she allied with the *communals*, which she used cleverly to establish a base.

>thanks to the past inefficient rule of Congress, BJP and disgruntled alliances

Very convenient comparison! Surely logic calls for differentiating between a party that ruled us for several decades and a party that was given the mandate for only a couple of terms! It seems, in India, rationality deserts both seculars and fundamentalists!

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Prakash says:
April 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM
She will be most welcome to lead India, provided she proves in her home state.

REPLY
malarthamil says:
April 27, 2009 at 9:04 PM
Prakash Such proof was not invited from Manmohan or Rajiv in their home states or anywhere else. Is it because they are qualified by birth?

Whatever arguement against Mayawati becoming a PM fails as people who had lesser qualification, experience became PM by circumstances.

Guest, thanks for accepting the last paragraph if not the other.

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Behenji Mayawati set to become the Prime minister of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath

“On her arrival Behenji will bring shade” - a BSP worker in Maharashtra attending a rally held on an open ground in summer.

An interesting scenario will be a climb down in performance for the ruling United Progressive Alliance led by the dynastic Congress party and the National Democratic Alliance led by the communal Bharathiya Janata Party to the extent of two digits of MP seats.

A simple majority of 272 is required to form the government in the Indian Parliament which has a total of 543 MP seats. The Congress party won just 145 seats and the BJP just 138 seats in the last election. The Congress party was able to form the current government in 2004 with the support of allies in UPA. But after five years, both UPA and NDA have lost their allies. Therefore it will not be a surprise, if these two major political parties win less than 100 seats each.

In a pathetic situation to claim third and fourth position, Congress party and BJP are highlighting hate speech of immature Varun Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh, the largest state in India with 80 parliamentary seats. They both are still resorting to the old tactic of diverting attention of the people from real issues. This is the place where Behanji Mayawati is ruling like a queen with simple majority won on her own in the assembly elections of 2007. And according to latest projections Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will win all 80 MP seats in Uttar Pradesh alone. And her expanding influence in the neighboring states will bring her more numbers.

Mayawati is said to be the highest income-tax payer among all politicians in India paying Rs. 26 crore for year 2007-08. Coming from a Scheduled Caste (Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath family, Mayawati made her way to the seat of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state of India.She had asked the Central government Rs.80,000 crores for the development of UP. But it was refused. Now she needs the entire budget amount and also the black money Rs.75 lakh crores in swiss bank. Then she will be able to distribute the wealth among all section of the society for their welfare, happiness and peace.

Mayawati has already contacted Left Parties, JD Secular, Telugu Desam and many more regional players who either endorse her ambition for the post of Prime Minister or show no aversion to this idea. Considering this support base, Mayawati already enjoys the backing of about 130 MPs in the current parliament itself, very close to the individual scores of 145 and 138 of Congress and BJP respectively.

In this era of alliance politics and coalition governance, there is a fluid circumstance wherein the viscosity of a minor political party is very low and it can gravitate naturally towards any major winner to get a share of power throwing away the so called policies.

It is only a matter of time that Behenji collects more brothers such as Nitish kumar or Lallu, Sharath Pawar, Naveen Patnaik, Karunanithi and small fence sitters like PMK, in the post poll situation. (The sisters like Mamtha and Jayalalitha still hold their secrets close to their heart ). All these are in addition to her own number 272 and above.

However alarmed at the possibility of Mayawati becoming the prime minister, both Congress and BJP have initiated a game plan. Both these major parties have plans that in the event of formation of a Non BJP Non Congress ( NBNC) government with the support of any one of these major parties, they will press to have a Prime minister of their choice only. As a preparation the BJP projects Jayalalitha and Congress projects Pawar for the top job. If Mayawati is sidelined by such arrangements, India should be prepared for another puppet show.

Such manipulations may not hold long since the BSP is emerging as the first largest party at national level commanding support across the country.

Political observers are calling Behenji as a Barack Obama in making for India. But the BSP workers laugh at it and say that she became a Chief Minister of the most populous state of India beating many parties well before the American elections and therefore only Barack obama should be called as “Mayawati of America”. Not only that he simply followed “A vote and a note”, even after he got elected, a concept of Manyawar Kanshi Ram Ji.

This reality makes the media to telecast shrill cries against Behenji and our print media is still not ready to come to terms with the phenomenon called Mayawati who has been profiled by the US magazine Newsweek as among eight women leaders worldwide who have reached the top despite all odds.

The pro establishment forces always raise doubts about her elevation and they say that the BSP leader’s appeal can be said to be limited, since the preference of a sizeable section of the population is for an urbane PM conversant with the intricacies of the economy and international affairs. This argument fails considering the track records of the past sophisticated prime ministers in economy and international affairs. (What is left unsaid is that they want a puppet Prime Minister to guard their shares in the market and not a leader of poor)

Her opponents with tainted image argue that Mayawati is corrupt in Taj corridor case conveniently forgetting that Indira Gandhi was accused in Nagarwala case and Rajiv Gandhi was charged in Bofors scandal

The commentators are asking why she is openly declaring her ambition as Prime Minister candidate instead of coming with policies and manifestoes. Her becoming Prime Minister is largely in the interest of welfare, happiness and peace for the entire people, i.e., Sarvajan Hithayi, sarvajan Sukhaiy. It is open secret that many politicians aspire to be Prime Minister but are not sincere and confident in admitting their ambition. There could be no hiding of the nature that a cat should love to dish on fish.

The fundamentalists who celebrate birthdays of many gods unnecessarily taking thousands of idols in processsion, point out that Mayawati is lavish in celebrating birthdays and erecting her own statues. But see, the same people are convenient with Jayalalitha who was known for erecting giant cut outs of her own image and conducting extravagant marriage of her foster son. for Mayawati’s rallies nearly one crore people gather to show their gratitude for protecting their self-respect. Our people may be poor, but if they start liking their leader, they will give anything they have including their life. they have demonstrated this to leaders like MGR where they used to buy a ten Rupees ticket of his movies for even Rs.100. For the Buddha, to spread his teachings, a man purchased Jetavana spreading gold pieces all over the beautiful garden, which was the price. Such a thing will repeat in this great Prabuddha Bharath, i.e., Jambudipa.

And the status quoists are the most concerned about the elevation of Mayawati as the Prime Minister of India. We need not discuss the reasons since they are obvious. The very queuing of rich business houses such as Tatas and Ambanis and expression of their wishes to make Narendra Modi as Prime minister can tell the rest of the story.

Our Behenji is speaking for the poor and therefore she will not get anything from the rich. She is demanding neither money nor votes from the rich. She has earned the love of the poor. India is a vibrant democracy where a farmer in a remote corner of Uttar Pradesh and the likes of Tatas and Ambanis are having a vote each and are equal at least on the day of election. By numbers, poor outnumber the rich by many fold - thanks to the past inefficient rule of Congress, BJP and disgruntled alliances.

The money power, caste calculations and the fundamentalist designs in the post poll arrangements will never succeed in preventing Mayawati in 2009, Behenji after improving her chances in 2009 shall become the Prime Minister of India in 2009. Yes, she is set to be the Prime Minister here and now.

This is not a forecast but a confirmation of her qualities, such as 1. Arte of Giving (Dana)
2. Virtue (Sila)
3. Renunciation (Nekkamma)
4. Wisdom (Pannaa)
5. Self-Effort (Viriya)
6. Forebearance (Khanti)
7. Truthfulness (Sacca)
8. Resolution (Adhinnhaana)
9. Universal Love (Mettaa)
10. Equanimity (Upekkha)
With these qualities, Behenji has demonstrated her Courage of beating a political opponent , implemented Sharing of political power to all communities, shown her Wisdom of following the footsteps of Dr. Ambedkar, the champion of downtrodden, and possess the Energy to lead this country and what else is expected to become a ruler?

These four unfailing mark a ruler:
Courage, Sharing, Wisdom and Energy.

– ThiruValluvar 382

In 2007 Bahen MAYAWATI became UP CM!
2009 MAHA MAYAwati the Prabuddha Bharatha Matha will be the PM!

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04/26/09
LESSON 50-Mayawati says a ‘Aboriginal Inhabitant of jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha (Scheduled Caste)’s daughter’ should be made next PM-The Significance of Uttar Pradesh-EC issues notice to Congress leader Digvijay Singh for violating Model Code- Read this article and the comments, I have been having a good discussion with the author of the article from Wall street Journal.
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 12:45 am

LESSON 50

It was the UPA government, which had rejected
her demand for a 80,000-crore development package which forced her
party to withdraw support to the alliance,” Mayawati

Mayawati says a ‘Aboriginal Inhabitant of jambudvipa, that is, the
Great Prabuddha (Scheduled Caste)’s daughter’ should be made next PM

RAMAIPUR - Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati on Saturday said a ‘Mayawati says a ‘Aboriginal
Inhabitant of jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha (Scheduled
Caste)’s daughter’ should be made the Prime Minister of the country.

Mayawati further said an Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudvipa, that
is, the Great Prabuddha (Scheduled Caste) Prime Minister would ensure
the upliftment of the backward and minority communities in the country.

“If you make an Aboriginal Inhabitant of jambudvipa, that is, the
Great Prabuddha (Scheduled Caste)’s daughter the Prime Minister, then
UP will be famous in the entire world. If the BSP comes to power at the
Centre, UP will occupy a special place,” Mayawati said at an election
rally here.

The UP Chief Minister also asked people to vote for her party to ensure state’s development.

“Unless the BSP government is in power both at the Centre and the
state, the country and Uttar Pradesh will not progress,” she added.

Mayawati also criticized Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for criticizing her government’s track-record on development.

“The Prime Minister is not at fault. He will speak what the Congress leaders will tell him to say,” she added.

The BSP supremo further said the Congress party was nervous about the growing support base of her party.

“The Congress is very nervous about the growing support base of the
Bahujan Samaj Party and therefore its leaders are resorting to giving
misleading statements. It was the UPA government, which had rejected
her demand for a 80,000-crore development package which forced her
party to withdraw support to the alliance,” Mayawati added.

The Significance of Uttar Pradesh

For many elections after independence, Uttar Pradesh (UP) remained
central to the formation of any government at the Centre. It was, and
remains, the largest contributor of parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha.
UP’s centrality to Indian politics also derived from the fact that it
played the role of a political bellwether in the first nine elections.
The party which won UP formed the government at the Centre. But it was
not merely an electoral bellwether but also was the arena where the
strategy of social coalitions forming a majority under the Congress
umbrella was built and worked out. The ability of the Congress in
welding and managing an electorally successful social alliance of
Brahmins, Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is the,Great
Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) and Muslims has been much commented upon as
has been the gradual withering away of this bloc with the emergence of
caste and religion based politics.

With the decline of the Congress’ social alliance, also declined
UP’s role as political bellwether of national electoral contests. On
the debris of the Congress’ social alliance emerged two different forms
of political forces. On the one hand were the caste-community based
political parties – the Samajwadi Party (SP) and its earlier version,
the Janata Dal, and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) based on welfare for
the entire people, and on the other was the religion defined BJP.

The BSP consolidated the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that
is the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) vote under its banner. Even
though there was one attempt by the SP and BSP (representing broadly
the shudra and Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is the,Great
Prabuddha Bharath castes respectively) in the mid 1990s, to come
together in a political alliance, it was a disaster. While the social
groups represented by these parties were all struggling for similar
demands, the distinctions between their class and social backgrounds
proved insurmountable. The rich peasant base of the SP, while ritually
below the upper castes and struggling for a foothold in the urban
networks of power and privilege, were – crucially – outside the stigma
of untouchability. The Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is
the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) , on the other hand, were largely
left out of landed property and remained severely discriminated and
marginalised. But, unlike the OBC caste-communities, some Aboriginal
Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs)
had managed to use reservations to breach the barricades to Government
service, and thus power. Given the impossibility of further radical
land reforms, it proved impossible for these two socially discriminated
groups to ally politically with each other as they were fighting for a
share of the same pie.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in contrast, tried to weld a
dominant political constituency around a radical-right Hindutva agenda.
Their core support came from the two upper castes of brahmins and
rajputs. The upper castes seemed to find refuge and defence against the
assertive lower castes in the BJP, but could never attract a
sufficiently large OBC or dal Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa,
that is the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) bloc to augment their
position and thus found themselves inadequate without political allies.
They did try to revive the old Congress alliance, sans muslims, by
propping the BSP up and making Mayawati the chief minister twice. This
too proved unworkable since the dalits, unlike in the earlier decades,
were not anymore willing to be passive recipients of patronage.

The BSP and its leader Mayawati learnt the, seemingly, correct
lessons from the fragmentation of the 1990s. She had already
consolidated the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is
the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) vote into a formidable bloc as the
BSP and had learnt to leverage it for political positions. She now
worked to build bridges with the brahmin voters and also bring the
muslims closer to the BSP. It was a mirror of the old Congress social
alliance, but now under the leadership of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of
Jambudvipa, that is the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs). This strategy
was a winner in the UP legislative assembly elections in the summer of
2007, when the BSP rode on a Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that
is the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) brahmin, muslim consolidation
to become the first party in many years to get a simple majority.

But social prejudice and contempt for the supposedly untouchable
Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is the,Great Prabuddha
Bharath (SC/STs) remains strong, specially among the upper castes. The
immediate reason for the brahmins coming to the Aboriginal Inhabitants
of Jambudvipa, that is the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) dominated
BSP in 2007 – the need to defeat the SP and the political challenge of
the OBCS. Mayawati could enjoys some incipient pro-incumbency feelings
because of her efficient rule of distributing wealth among all sections
of the society, distribution of healthy seeds along with land to the
farmers, encouraging all those who wanted to do petty bussiness
offering 15sy meters of land, and non corrupt efficicent administration
. This parliamentary election is therefore not going to be any
different from the last Assembly election for Mayawati’s new political
alliance. Since, the upper castes remain largely with the BSP under her
able and straight forward administration leadership, it will definitely
be a signal the birth of a new dominant power group in UP politics. It
would also have wider implications for politics and social life in
India as the willingness of the upper castes to continue in a political
alliance dominated by Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is
the,Great Prabuddha Bharath (SC/STs) could indicate a weakening of the
caste prejudice among the former. In that sense, the results from UP
could again be a bellwether in this election and, will therefore, be
eagerly awaited.

The voters have already demonstrated that they too are like US
voters who brought the change well against their traditional mind set
.

EC issues notice to Congress leader Digvijay Singh for violating Model Code

New Delhi, Apr.25 (ANI): The Election Commission of India on Saturday issued a notice to senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

The commission’s notice said that Singh would need to explain his adverse comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

Mayawati is said to have lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for seeking to invoke the use of the Central Bureau Investigation to warn her ruling Bahujan Samaj Party against harassing Congress workers in Uttar Pradesh.

Singh’s threat was issued at an election rally in
Hardoi, Central UP, and invited an immediate reaction from Mayawati and
the BJP, which has been accusing
Congress of devaluing crucial institutions such as the Election Commission, CBI and the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The Opposition saw Singh’s remarks as a vindication of its stand
that CBI had become a mere tool in the hands of the principal ruling
party to harass its political opponents.

Singh warned the BSP leadership against harassing state Congress leaders.

“I am challenging and warning the BSP leadership against victimising
our party workers. Mayawati should not harass our party members as she
has a CBI case pending against her and when we form the next government
she will be in trouble,” he told the rally.

Singh’s remarks had his party colleagues scurrying for cover, but BSP and BJP pounced on them to corner Congress.

Mayawati, while addressing newspersons in Lucknow, spoke about how
CBI was being used to threaten h



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Read this article and the comments,
I have been having a good discussion with the author of the article from
Wall street Journal.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124036928462442243.html#articleTabs_comments%26articleTabs%3Darticle

MayawatiReuters

A supporter of Bahujan Samaj Party holds a poster of Mayawati during a campaign rally in Kolkata Tuesday.

Mayawati
Mayawati

  • Welcome, JAGATHEESAN CHANDRASEKHARAN 

Ms.
Mayawati runs a very well organized cadre based party. She is the CM of
UP not because she has the money power or the muscle power, she is the
CM because she understands what her people need and she meets their
needs. Is that not what all Politicians should be striving for.
Coming to the role when (not if) she become the PM, she will be
great because for the first time the majority of the people will be
represented. And I am confident if the liberalization helps the
majority Ms. Mayawati will be the first person to liberalize. Don’t
forget she is the follower of Dr. Ambedkar who was promoting
privatization when it was not popular in our political establishment.

BSP is a very young party, and Ms. Mayawati is no hurry to become
a PM. She is making all the noise to make people aware and educate of
what is coming ahead.

Editor, www.ambedkar.org


Thanks for the comments Sashikanth — very interesting. I agree; I
think a lot of what is driving her now is a longer term goal for power
at the Center. It doesn’t appear that the BSP has done a great job so
far of broadening its base beyond UP, which surely it would need to
have real clout in parliament. But its testament to Mayawati’s
political skills that she is considered such a national figure
nonetheless. best, Paul Beckett


Paul,



My father and I are very active workers of BSP, we attend their
cadre camps.I do not totally agree that BSP is not expanding the base
outside UP. You must understand that BSP is a very young party, it takes
time and money to spread across the country. BSP has to fight a lot of
odds to spread the parties message, it is still considered a SC/ST
party and with that comes a lot of stigma.



You will have to see it to believe the dedication the workers have
in promoting BSP. I think media in Indian has blocked all the good news
about BSP and Mayawati, and I think it is due the caste mindset of our
media.



I know BSP is here to stay

Paul Beckett wrote:



Sashikanth: Fair enough; not going to argue with the permanency aspect.
I think the media point is a fascinating one — do you see a big
difference between the English-language media and the Hindi-langiuage
media? Paul

I don’t know about Hindi language media, I am not a Hindi speaking person. But
certainly I know the English media is biased. A simple test is to
search for BSP/Mayawati news in Google News and see the number of hits
you get. Most of them will be negative news or even if it is positive
news the tone will be negative. There are a very few journalists in
India who cover BSP without any bias.

As you know these days there is a trend of Journalists throwing
shoes at the politicians, other day my father was so frustrated with
the media, he was saying one day he will throw shoes at the journalists
? (no offense to you)

I think you should write an article on the Media and election
coverage. What I see these days each media house has its own favorite
party. This is evident in the exit polls these media houses publish. As
an example, no single media got last time UP election right, they had
no clue BSP will win absolute majority.


Andrew Torchia wrote:

Paul, Sashikanth,
From what I can understand the whole process of
voting in India works on bias. Brahmins vote brahmins to power, Muslims
vote for muslims, dalits vote dalits, and so on. Where politics is not
elitist, its caste based.


Mayawati’s rise to power has been on a
giant tidal wave of dalit awakening. She rode the wave her mentor
Kanshi Ram built over many years. Granted other local media has biases
and is sometimes unfairly harsh on Mayawati, but her term as chief
minister of UP has supplied enough to fuel the media machine. Are those
mega parks and statues across Lucknow meant to reducing poverty? or are
they aimed at fixing the countless wrongs done to dalits over
centuries?.


And that 20-page
appeal-for-votes-in-lieu-of-a-manifesto BSP has. Sashikanth, how
exactly does an average, educated middle-class man like me read this:
“Our party wants growth of capital, not development of capitalists in
the country”. And what does that mean anyway?


Not only does the
party lack a clear sense of direction about which way they want to
steer the economy, they aren’t even thinking about it. Not to mention
the non existence of credible second- and third-rung leadership in the
party, which has had sufficient exposure (in any form) to the corridors
of power in New Delhi.


Beyond all this the only thing that I
can think that makes Mayawati eligible to become PM now is raw
ambition. And she is not alone there. Lalu Yadav (who did an admirable
job as railway minister), another son of the soil Mulayam Singh Yadav,
and the wily Sharad Pawar, not only match her ambition but also have
far greater experience in dealing with coalitions.


Quite
likely BSP may be polling more votes and winning more seats this
election. Mayawati may well have the ambition of being PM and her party
may well corner most of the 80 seats in U.P. But prime minister in
2009? Tough - for a variety of reasons.


- Satish Sarangarajan, Staff Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires

SASHIKANTH CHANDRASEKHARAN replied:

Dear Andrew,

How many political parties in India who have manifesto actually
implement it? Zero. BSP does not believe in manifestos, now coming to
the statement “Our party wants growth of capital, not development of
capitalists in the country”. How hard is to understand this? BSP wants
all the people to become productive and increase the overall capital of
the nation not just a few capitalist in the country. We are talking
growing the entire nation bottom up.

One of the single most problem our country has is castesim and
the only party which is striving to remove casteism is BSP. This may
sound funny but think for one moment, in the last 62 years we have had
small sect of the society which ruled every branch of government and
media and rest were just a silent bystanders. Now BSP comes and says
you will have representation based on your population, that means
everyone feels equal in this system. One may argue, what about merit. I
say compare the country before mandal commission(reservation on OBC)
and after it, you will notice the country is fairing much better after.
Merit in India is a misnomer, the so called upper castes had their own
unwritten reservation, now that cease to exist, thanks to BSP, Mayawati
and all the other SC/ST leaders.

I agree may not become PM in 2009, but she will become PM in her lifetime.

Andrew/Satish/Sashikanth: on casteism and its grip on the Indian
electorate, where do you see space for politicians to ditch that and run
on a ticket of economic development (for all) and a clean chit when it
comes to corruption? we’ve tried to reflect in our election coverage so
far a couple of themes: 1. in a story by peter wonacott recently that
showed how economic development in Bihar was resonating with voters and
was bringing some genuine increased prosperity (admittedly not much) to
the lowest of the low, at the expense of the likes of lalu and 2. that
the “reform” candidates in this election are actually having a very
hard time getting heard because they don’t have the political machines
and (lets face it) often rather corrupt approach to attracting voters
that better-established parties do. I’m wondering if these two are just
counter-forces working against each other in this election and that in
another five years development will be more prominent as an issue AND
reform candidates will be more popular or whether this is another
oxymoron we live with in India?

SASHIKANTH CHANDRASEKHARAN replied:

Paul, you must understand that money without self respect is of no use.
In India every aspect of human interaction is based on caste. You may
not observe (key word is observe that does not mean it does not exist)
this in metros and small towns, but in majority of India commerce is
based on caste. So for any politician to ignore caste is like to ignore
big elephant in the room.



I live in the US and I am a knee observer of politics here. Even
though people may compare Blacks and SC/STs from US and India, I think
they are not the same. Even now after being in the states for over 10
years with a master’s degree, I feel Indian will judge me based on my
caste than my merit if they come to know which I caste I belong too.

Many of my friends do not know my caste because I am a
vegetarian. The discussions they have about SC/STs is a pure racists
slur. If people who are educated can have such opinions, what would you
expect from people who are not educated?

Most of these so called corruption charges as political
fabrication. Let us take Ms.Mayawati’s Taj corridor scam. This whole
project was started by the BJP govt. in the central and she is help
responsible for it. Ms. Mayawati needs money to run the party. She
gives tickets to people who have the money to run for the office,
people call it selling the ticket. People collect money and send it to
Ms. Mayawati and she pays tax for it, but she has been charged with
“unknown source of income”.

I think Ms. Mayawati is the reform candidate you are talking
about. She has found the root cause of the problem and is trying to
eliminate it. She talks about caste system in politics, where as all
the major parties have been practicing for last 62 years. Now that she
is opened the can of worms, I am sure we will have a day when people
will be voting for a party that talks about development not based on
the which caste you were born in to.

If you look at the most of the “reform” candidates they are trying
to import a solution from a different country to solve the problem they
do not address. That is the main reason they will not get the backing.

NANDEESH MADAPADI replied:

Sashikanth,
Obviously, you are a BSP partisan hack. Please stop
smoking whatever you are smoking and get back to your senses. Casteism
in India is pretty much the same as being catholic, Lutherian, Baptist
and so on in US. People are curious and prefer to marry their children
to the same caste and that is pretty much it and there is nothing wrong
with it, even though I wish it was not (and it is the case in large
cities anyway). India has progressed over the last 60 years..please
keep up with it. It is people like Mayavati who choose to express their
caste because she has no other talent to get elected and it sad to see
an educated person like yourself not see such obvious things. Nothing
good will come out by having her be the PM except that she will
continue to become richer and UP will continue to be one of the poorest
state in India.

There
are religions which believe that only human beings have souls and other
beings like the animals do not have any soul. So you can do whatever
you want to do to them. Now in India you have 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
rate souls and human beings without any soul. They are the untouchables
or the SC/STs. And you can do whatever you want to do to them. The
father of the Constitution Dr.Ambedkar did not believe in any soul, but
felt all are equal. Therefore, untouchabilty is punishable under law.
But the most dreaded practice of untouchability is still there. the
very fact, saying that Ms. Mayawati does not have any talent or that she
does not have merit, is nothing but the dominating attitude of the so
called first rate souls. In order to justify their soul rating system, they
compare with the non-souls with the blacks. Or even differences amongst
the non-souls themselves. In order to bring real equality among all
human beings Ms. mayawati will become the Prime Minister. Ms. Mayawati
will distribute the wealth of the country equally among all sections of
the society. Her government will distribute the government lands to the
tillers and supply healthy seeds to the farmers. Her Government will
provide loans to all those who want to start business for their
lively-hood. Her government employees will do efficient work without
indulging in corruption. Only then there will be happiness and peace in
the country.

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LESSON 49

Thanx 4 voting 4 Bahen Mayawati as UP CM!

NOW MAHAMAYAwati  PRABUDDHA d  BHARATHA MATA 2 B PM!


Mayawati set to become PM- UP BSP

By chennaivision at 24 April, 2009, 12:35 pm

Lucknow,
Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) has claimed that party supremo Mayawati was
set to become the next Prime Minister even as the opposition parties
were making all out effort to stall the BSP’s crusade towards Delhi.

”All the opposition parties particularly the Congress and BJP were
worried about the peoples’ support received by the BSP countrywide in
the last two phases of elections and they are trying to defame the BSP
government of UP through several issues ”, said the state BSP president
Swami Prasad Maurya.

Talking to reporters here today, Mr Maurya said the ideology of the
party of ‘ sarva samaj’ was accepted throughout the country and people
of other states too want development like Uttar Pradesh in their states.

”But these political parties, opposed to the BSP, were making wild
allegations against the UP government just to confuse the people”, he
added.

He said Ms Mayawati’s formula of social engineering has now clicked
in the country when the masses also want a caste and religion free
society.

Several senior trade leaders associated with Banwari Lal Kanchal joined the party today.

Mr Kanchal, who joined the BSP leaving the Samajwadi party last
week, said these new entrants would dedicate themselves for the party.

Mayawati urges electorate to vote for BSP

Kolkata, Apr. 21 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj
Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday urged the people to vote for her
party to form a BSP Government at the Centre.

“The BSP is contesting in almost every seat. The party did not make any
electoral tie up with any party. Now, people can vote for the BSP
candidates,” Mayawati said while addressing an election rally here.

Mayawati also asked people to vote out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
and the Congress for failing to fulfill the aspiration of the people
belonging to the backward classes.

The BSP chief further said that her government would not take any help
from the businessmen or the rich persons to form a government.

“If voted to power, the BSP will work to uplift the downtrodden sections. (ANI)


Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath Will  get its first Aboriginal Inhabitant-Scheduled caste PM

Now it is certain who will be the next Prime Minister in the great (?) Prabuddha Bharath democracy although there are several contenders. What leads to the rise of certainty is the school and culture of Prabuddha Bharath democracy that is proud of ancient republic like Licchavi and democracy
like Vaishali which will be back again. Well, there is no doubt that power was in
the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters” increasingly and the
so-called national parties are losing their charms. What’s more
the party
manifestos are concentrating on local issues mainly instead of national
priorities and this makes the political scenario along with the
upcoming PM undecided.

Mayawati  the celebrated Aboriginal leader of Prabuddha Bharath will  become able to ascend to the throne. This depends
on several post-election equations although a section of the Lefts and
Third Front, if not more, has found her as the most promising candidate
and hence it is alleged that a section of BSP (party of Mayawati) is
busy in hobnobbing with Left.

Let’s turn the attention to a different
aspect. Is Mayawati worth of
becoming a PM? There is no straight answer to it even though her
adherents are equating this with SC/ST empowerment. It’s true that the
SC/ST community or the Aboriginal Inhabitant castes have been treated
harshly for
centuries and the rise of BSP was the best answer to that egocentrism
perhaps.

On the contrary, during his most favorite disciple Mayawati’s reign,
the scene became largely different. She felt the need of expanding
party’s base and started becoming liberal through inviting the upper
castes to join BSP. Her followers and detractors got amused but she has
been in full swing from that time on.

Campaigning for 17 Lok Sabha seats ends in Karnataka

Bangalore, April 21 (IANS) An acrimonious public
campaigning ended Tuesday for 17 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.

About 20.6 million voters, including 10.3 million
women, are eligible to decide the fortunes of 273 candidates in
Bangalore South, Bangalore Central, Bangalore North, Bangalore Rural,
Chikkodi, Raichur (ST), Belgaum, Bijapur (SC), Gulbarga (SC), Bidar,
Koppal, Bellary (ST), Uttara Kannada, Chitradurga (SC), Tumkur,
Chikkaballapur and Kolar (SC).

Charges and counter-charges dominated the campaigning as parties
and candidates did not find a single issue that could create a wave in
their favour.

According to the state chief electoral officer (CEO) M. N.
Vidyashankar, over 406 poll code violation cases have been registered
with the BJP toping the list with 125 cases.

The Congress faces 103 cases and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) 60.

The election authorities have seized Rs.226.5 million in cash, of
which Rs.156.6 million were from from BJP-stronghold and iron ore rich
Bellary Lok Sabha constituency.

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyruappa’s home district Shimoga comes second
with a haul of Rs.16.6 million. Shimoga votes in the second phase April
30.

The state police have set up a round-the-clock toll free number
1800-4250-100 for the public to report any poll code violations
.




http://bspindia.org/bsp-news.php

http://election.rediff.com/special/2009/apr/17/loksabhapolls-the-songs-of-mayawati.htm

 


The Songs of Mayawati




April 17, 2009


In the old days, songs were composed for kings and emperors. So it is hardly surprising that in present day Uttar Pradesh [Images] where statues of Mayawati [Images]
and her political mentor Kanshi Ram are commonplace, songs have been
written and sung for the empress of India’s largest state.

Listen on to these Maya chartbusters:

Song 1
Song 2
Song 3
Song 4
Song 5
Song 6
Song 7

Dear Sisters and
Brothers.

APR & MAY 2009 VOTE FOR WOULD -BE PRIME MINISTER PRABUDDHA BHARATHA MATHA
MAYAWATI AND REJOICE HER JAYANTI!

 

Kindly PRESS ELECTRONIC
VOTING MACHINE BUTTON FACING ELEPHANT SYMBOL OF BSP!

 

TO GET THE MASTER KEY!

 

Remain alert so that your in valuable votes
are neither bought nor looted nor remain unused and no selfish person is able
to misuse your votes by ensnaring them in the name of caste and creed, money,
temple, church
 and mosque or by any kind
of emotional blackmail, dont get carried away by alluring promises made in the
election manifesto of opposition parties, and rise in your lives

to the defense of democracy !

TO WIN SEATS MORE THAN 280!

AND BE HAPPY!

 

Jai Bhim                                             Jai
Bharath

Bahujan Samaj Party

“APPEAL”

For Lok Sabha

General Elections-2009

Kumari Mayawati

National President,

Bahujan Samaj Party

 

Brothers and Sisters,

 

            As it is known to all, Bahujan Samaj
Party or B.S.P. is the only party in the country, which believes in
“deeds and
not in words”.
That is why our party, unlike other parties, does not
release an election
“Manifesto” containing “alluring promises” in
any election rather B.S.P.only makes an “
APPEAL” to people for votes,
enabling it to complete its unfinished works of Sants, Gurus and great men born
in the Bahujan Samaj from time to time, especially
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Chhatrapati
Shahuji Maharaj, Narayana Guru, Parampujya Baba Saheb Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar and
Manyavar Shri Kanshi Ram Ji
by following the path shown by them so that
it can produce good results in the elections to gain power and then with the
“Master Key”
of political power can make the lives of the suffering and oppressed people
prosperous in every respect. This is because Parmpujya Baba Saheb Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar
was of the view that
“political power is a master-key by which all the
problems can be solved”.

            By following this very thinking of
Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar, our party is contesting these general elections for
Lok Sabha on all the seats alone on its own strength and with preparedness, in
other words our party has not forged any electoral alliance of any kind with
any party in these elections.

            But here the main question that
arises is why it is essential for the general public of the country to cast
their votes for the B.S.P. alone and not for the Congress and B.J.P.their
allies? This main and essential point will have to be understood.

            In this regard, it is the contention
of the B.S.P. that it is the only party in the country the
“Ideology and
Policies”
and
“Work Style” of which are in the interest of Sarva Samaj (entire society) and our
party does whatever it says in the interest of Sarva Samaj where as other parties make a lot of promises and do
very little, in other words most of their work is projected on paper, and very
little is seen as being implemented on ground.

            This is the main reason why because
of wrong policies of the parties having a casteist mindset no significant
change has come about even 61 tears after the country’s Independence in the “social and economic” condition of the “Bahujan Samaj”, which comprises the
Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and religious
minorities including the people of different communities like the Sikhs,
Muslims, Christians, Parsis and Buddhists etc., who account for 85 percent of
the country’s total population.

            And I have mentioned about “Wrong
Policies”
here because the parties which have so far formed governments
in the Centre and most of the states in the country have been depending on
financial help from big capitalists as a result of which these parties on
coming to power tailor their every
“Economic Policy” to suit the needs of those
capitalists, in other words their economic policies are not prepared for
removing the hardship of the general public. This is the main reason why the
economic condition of the Bahujan Samaj
people as well as of the poor people belonging to Upper Castes continues to be bad and pitiable even now.

            Keeping all this in view, we had to
form a separate political party by the name of
“Bahujan Samaj Party” (B.S.P) on
April 14, 1984, under the leadership of
“Manyavar Shri Kanshi Ram Ji” by
following the path shown by Parampujya Baba Saheb Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar and now
it has emerged as an important party at the
“national level”.

            Not only this, our party has rather
gradually increased its mass-base throughout the country and also sent its MPs
to Parliament and MLAs to legislatures in several states. Besides, government
has been formed under the leadership of our party in Uttar Pradesh four
times  and during all the four terms of
office our party’s government has taken full care of the interest of the Sarva Samaj, but it has given priority
to those people of Bahujan Samaj, who
had been neglected on a large scale in “social and economic” spheres by the
governments of other parties in the past. Taking this issue of neglect
seriously, our party’s government in order to bring about an improvement in the
“social and economic” condition of
Bahujan Samaj people in Uttar Pradesh has for the first time in the country
constituted a separate welfare department for every segment of the society and
by selecting under the
“Dr.Ambedkar Rural Development Scheme” villages
with preponderance of the SC/ST population in particular has decided to cover
them with every kind of essential amenities and now the name of this scheme has
been changed to the
“Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar Uttar Pradesh Gramsabha
Integrated Development Scheme”.

          Similarly,
an
“Urban
Integrated Development Scheme
” has also been launched in the name of
Manyawar
Shri Kanshi Ram Ji, through
which all the cities, towns and ‘kasbas’,
big and small, in Uttar Pradesh are being development in a phased manner.

            Besides, to a large number of poor
people in the urban areas of Uttar Pradesh, who because of their helplessness
had settled unauthorisedly on the land of the state government departments and
have been living there since before 15-01-2009, our government under a
“Sarvjan
Hithaiy Urban Slum Area Ownership Right Scheme”
has decided to give
ownership right to residential plots measuring a maximum of 30 sq. metres and
minimum of 15sq.metres and commercial plots for employment measuring a maximum
of 10 sq. metres. In the history of the state such a decision had not been
taken by any of the past governments because of which the poor people in a
large number have been exploited for years by government employees, land-mafias
and employees of municipalities etc. But since 15-01-2009 after implementation
of this scheme from my birthday, they have got
ownership right to their
residential plot in urban areas, while they have also got freedom from all
kinds of exploitation.

            Along with this, the government land
lying vacant is being distributed with actual possession thereof for
two-room
pucca
house and for cultivation to the poor helpless people of the Sarv Samaj in the state with priority to
the SC/STs, exploited and backwards in particular, which has so far benefited
lakhs of poor people in the state and this process is still continuing.

            For promoting education, like for
the children of the Scheduled Castes/Tribes, our party’s government has for the
first time in India provided scholarships to poor children from the Other
Backward Classes (OBCs) and religious minorities, particularly Muslims, and in
view of rise in prices the scholarship rate has also been doubled. The
scholarship is distributed to the students soon after they take admission. Our
government has arranged for
“free government coaching” for poor students of
these classes to enable them to get high ranking jobs.

            Beside, along with these classes in
Uttar Pradesh, a new era in the field of higher and technical education has
been ushered in for poor children of the
Sarvjan Samaj
for which a historic decision has been taken for the first
time to send students of the newly established Gautam Buddha University in
Gautam Buddha Nagar district (Greater Noida) at government expense to Europe or
other foreign countries for higher education.

            By giving priority to development of
the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes a separate provision of 25 percent
fund has been made for the first time in the budget for them. Similarly, for
creating a sense of security among the Bahujan
Samaj
people a provision of
“reservation”has been made for the first time
in the country for posting police officers from their society as police station
officers.

            Full care has also been taken of the
interests of the biggest constituent of the
“religious minority society”, the
Muslims, in particular in every sphere. Their economic development has been
ensured and their lives, properties and religion have been fully protected.
Besides, by including the economically backward people in the Muslim society in
the list of backward classes, our party’s government has for the first time in
the state made available to them the benefit of reservation in education and
state level government jobs.

            A New Initiative in Respect of
Reservation:
In regard to reservation too, we in all our four terms of
our rule in Uttar Pradesh have conducted a special drive and cleared the
backlog of the
“reserved quota” Vacancies for the people of
the Scheduled Castes/Tribes and Other Backward Classes in government jobs and
other areas at the state level which had not been filled up for years.

            Besides, our partyhas been making
relentless efforts for securing the benefit of
“Reservation” for the Scheduled
Castes/Tribes and Other Backward Classes in the areas like the judiciary,
council of ministers, Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council and the private sector
etc., all over the country in which reservation has not yet been provided to
them by the Central Government. In this regard letters have been written to the
Central Government several times. Along with this, our party has written
several times to the Central Government for providing the benefit of additional reservation to those people of the Scheduled
Castes/Tribes who have become Christian
or Muslims
through religious conversion by including them in the list of
Schedlued Castes/Tribes by keeping intact the present fixed quota of
reservation for the later. But the government of no party formed in the Centre
so far has acceded to this reasonable demand of these people.

            This not all, the governments of the
Congress party and BJP and their allies have been trying to end reservation
gradually by giving to the
Private Sector on a large scale those “Government
departments”
and “institutions”
in the Centre and all the states of the country in which the people of the
Scheduled Castes/Tribes and Other Backward Classes have been getting job
reservation under government, as there is no provision of reservation as yet in
the private sector for these classes at the Central and the state levels. In a
situation  like this the reservation for
these classes will automatically come to an end one day. Our party is very
“worried” over this and in this regard the people of these classes in the
entire country also need to be very “alert”.

            And in this regard, it is also the
belief of our party that this reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled
Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in our country can be
“protected”
and reservation made available to them in the areas in which they are not yet
getting this benefit only when these people form their own government in the
Centre and the states. And a concrete example of this is the formation of our
party’s government in Uttar Pradesh as the B.S.P. government has ensured a
guarantee for maintaining the earlier available reservation  system even after a “government department” and ”institution
is handed over to the Private Sector.

Besides, in regard to
reservation, I wish to tell the people of the “upper caste society” that our
party is in favour of providing separate reservation to the poor people of this
class on an economic basis in the entire country. But it is the government in
the “Centre” which will have to introduce it by amending the Constitution.
Therefore, our party’s government has written several times to the Central
Government for providing separate reservation to the people of this class on an
economic basis. But the government of no party in the Centre has so far agreed
to this demand of ours. However, in this regard, I wish to give this assurance
to the people of the “upper caste
society”
that the day of our party’s government is formed in the Centre
like that in Uttar Pradesh it will make a meaningful effort to remove poverty
and unemployment of the people of the upper caste society  by certainly making the reservation facility available
to them even without their asking for it. And in this regard, you know it well
about the work culture of our party that it does what it says, in other words
there is no difference between its words and deeds.

            Along with reservation, our party’s
government has always been fully sensitive and serious over the issue of social
security. Therefore, we have raised the amount of the old age/farmers pension
from Rs.150 to 30, In addition, our party’s government immediately raised the
daily wages of the
labourers from Rs.58(fifty eight) to Rs.10
(one hundred) for the labourers as it is the most poor and weak class and
belongs mostly to the category of landless labourers to whom no attention had
been paid ever before because of their being unorganized. And daily wages of
sanitation
workers
has also been hiked from Rs.73 (seventy-three ) to Rs.10 (one
hundred).

            This is also known to all that the
long rule of the Congress, B.J.P. and their allies for about 61 years
agriculture
and farmers
have been neglected a
great deal in the entire country, but our party’s government has paid special
attention to agriculture and farmers also by keeping them in the priority
category. Besides, our government in Uttar Pradesh instead of giving unemployment allowance to the youths is
giving them an opportunity to live with dignity, self-respect and self-reliance
by making provision for permanent employment to them. And from May 13, 207 till
January, 2009, in less than two years, arrangement has been made for permanent
employment for seven lakhs people in government and for another two lakhs
people in non-government sector.

            In addition to the interests of the
poor and unemployed people of the Sarva
Samaj,
our party’s government has taken full care of the interests of
“farmers”,
“labourers”, “traders”
and the people engaged in
“other
occupation”
and many important decisions have been taken in their
interest also.

            Women Empowerment: Along with
this, our government has granted
“inheritance right” to unmarried daughters from
Sarva Samaj in the properties of their father by amending the section-171 and
174 of the Zamidari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1950 for improving the
social and economic condition of women in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier during my second
tenure of rule in 1997 I had secured this
“legal rights” to widows.

            Besides, two important schemes have
been launched on my 53rd birthday oy our party’s government for a
bright future of girls in the state. The first one has been launched ny the
name “Mahamaya Gairb Ashirvad Yojana” (Mahamaya Scheme of Blessings of poor
girls) under which in the name of every girl born in the below the poverty line
families after January 15, 2009, a fixed deposit of a certain amount is made
and the girl on its maturity when she completes the age of 18 years will get a
lump sum of
Rs. One lakh. After the launching of this scheme, the birth of
the girl child instead of being viewed as a burden will strengthen a tendency
to view it as a welcome event and it will also provide special help in
correcting the growing imbalance of gender ratio gap in the state.

            Similarly, the second scheme has
been launched as
“savitri Bai Phule 
Balika Shiksha Madad Yogana”(Savitri Bai Phule Scheme of assistance for
education of girls) under which a decision has been taken to provide a
lump sum amount for further studies to the girls of the below the poverty line
families, who have passed the standard tenth.

            In this regard, I wish to inform you
that when such a girl takes admission to the standard eleventh, she is being
given a lump sum of
Rs.15 thousand and a ladies bicycle and when
the girl passes standard eleventh examinations and takes admission to the
standard twelfth she will be given an additional amount of Rs.10000 by the
government for completing further studies. All these amounts will be in
addition to the scholarship or facilities made under other heads.

            Along with these works, our party’s
government in Uttar Pradesh has given full honour and respect to many Sants,
Gurus and great men born in the Bahujan
Samaj
from time to time, who have been neglected by the past government. In
their names many public welfare schemes have been launched in the interests of
the Sarva Samaj and several
“new districts, “universities, “memorials” and
“museums” and parks etc.,
have been built in their memory.

            Besides, I have to tell you here
that the SC/STs, backwards and the people of the other neglected classes in the
country have been the victims of atrocities and excesses of various kinds of
perpetrated by the people having a casteist mindset from Independence till even
now and they are not able to get proper and timely justice. But our party after
coming to power in the Centre will not allow any “atrocity and excess” to be
committed on any class of the society of the society in the country, in other
words it will do “justice” with honesty and dedication to all and like in Uttar
Pradesh it will create in the entire country an atmosphere free from
“injustice, crime and fear” by establishing a “Rule of Law by Lawful Means”.

            Along with this, in the absence of proper
development of all the regions in the country and because of want, injustice,
exploitation, poverty and deprivation some people are adopting the path of
NAXALISM
and governments in the Centre and the states have not so far paid proper
attention towards them, but our party on coming to power in the Centre will
wean them away from the path of Naxalism by finding a “lasting solution” to all
these problems of theirs and along with this it will try to bring them in the
mainstream of development by providing
“permanent employment” to them.

            Besides, terrorism has emerged as a very
big problem and serious challenge in the country over the past few years and
the main reason for it appears to be “laxity”
and “weaknesses” of the Central
government itself and to a certain extent its political self-interest as well. But our party will pay full
attention towards this also.

            And as far as the question of the National
Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
is concerned, under this scheme there
is a provision for providing employment for only 100 days out of 365 days in a
year and that too only one unemployed person in a family. But our party on
coming to power in the Centre will start a scheme for the poor people living in
rural areas of the entire country which will ensure which will ensure provision
of
permanent
employment for these people throughout the year for all the 365 days
.

            Besides, on our party coming to power
in the Centre all its policies all its policies at the
“national and international”levels
in every respect will be framed by keeping in view the people of all the
religions and castes in the Sarva Samaj.
And
“Foreign
Policy”
will also be evolved by keeping all this in view. In other
words, while framing foreign policy and entering into any agreement with a foreign
country, special attention will be paid to the national security as well as the
country’s dignity, self respect and sovereignty.

            In addition, plans of “all
ministries” of the Central government will be reviewed and operated in a proper
manner so that the general public in the country is able to get the full
benefit of all the schemes directly and easily. Not only this, our party’s
government will not enter into any deal with any country in the world which may
lead to its subjugation by that country later on.

            Along with this, our government will
not frame any “economic Policy” in any area which like the past governments
will continue to work for development of capitalists instead of formation of
capital in the country. In other words
our party wants growth of capital and not development
of capitalists in the country so that the life of the common people in both
urban and rural areas including farmers, workers, traders and those engaged in
other occupations for employment becomes prosperous.

          Thus
every “Economic Policy” of our country will be designed to benefit the general
public and not make the rich richer and the poor poorer as it has been
happening during the rule of the Congress and B.J.P. and their allies so far in
our country and most of the states. And then only the poor people of this
country will be able to get two square meals in a proper way. It is only after
this that the missionary goal our party to create an environment of
“Sarvjan
Hitaiy and Sarvaja Sukhaiy”(
In The Interest Of And For Happiness Of
All) in the entire country can be realised in a true sense.

            But for this to happen they will
have to take
the “Master Key of Political Power” into their own hands by
showing a good result of their party in the Lok Sabha general elections being
held now. And for this, they will certainly have to be cautious against many
tactics of the opposition parties like attempts
to cajole, coerce, lure and divide
because these parties can go to any
extent to harm our party.

            In this regard, the opposition
parties will try their best to see in particular that our party does not get
the votes of the Sarvarn Samaj and to
this end they can also try to project the ideology and policies of our party in
a distorted manner before the upper castes. This is despite the fact that the
ideology and policies of our party are not against any caste and religion, in
other words the B.S.P. wants to establish an
“equalitarian social order” in
this country by changing the inequitable social order based on “caste line”, an objective that is in
the interest of the country and the sarv samaj.
And if in this
“transformation of order” along with the
Bahujan Samaj the people of the Savarn
Samaj
also cooperate by changing their casteist mindset, then the doors of
the Bahujan Samaj Party (B.S.P.) are
always open for admission and advancement of such people with dignity and
self-respect. What I am implying is that the ideology and policies of the
B.S.P. are not against the upper caste society.

          In
this regard, I would like the upper caste people to think over the question why
the B.S.P. would have kept these people in the organization at the national and
state levels had its ideology and policies been against the Savarn Samaj? And
then why would the B.S.P. would have fielded such people on its tickets in the
Lok Sabha and Assembly elections and on formation of its government inducted
them into honourable positions of ministers? From this, it is fully clear that
the ideology and policies of our party are based on the principle
of “Sarvajan Hitaiy and Sarvajan Sukhaiy (Progress and
Prosperity of All.

Besides, with regard to the “Ideology and Policies” of the B.S.P., I
also want to make it clear that an “equalitarian social order” is not going to
be established in the country by organizing the Bahujan Samaj people alone. For
this, we will have to carry along with us Savarn Hindus also on the basis of a
spirit of social brotherhood by changing their casteist mindsetand then only
and “equalitarian social orderas envisioned by the architect of the India Constitution Baba Saheb Dr.
Ambedkarcan be really established in this country. And it is only after this
that the people of the Sarv Samaj can
be united together and distinctions of “high and low and caste and creed” can
come to an end and then alone our party can get an opportunity to come to
powering the Centre and the states.

            But the B.S.P. people
will have to keep it in mind that the Congress, B.J.P. and their allies will
not allow our party to come to power in the Centre and the states that easily
and that for preventing our party from achieving this goal they will use
machination of every kind of our party will have to remain on guard against
this at every step.

            Along with this, it is
my fervent appeal to our party people all over the country “to remain alert so
that their in valuable votes are neither bought nor looted nor remain unused
and no selfish person is able to misuse their votes by ensnaring them in the
name of caste and creed, money, temple and mosque or by any kind of emotional
blackmail, in other words they have to rise to the defence of democracy with
their lives. Therefore, in the interest of Sarva
Samaj,
the country and their respective states, they will have to place the
power in the Centre in the right hands, in other words in the hands of the
B.S.P. so that our party can frame its every policy on the principle of
Sarvjan Hitaiy and Sarvjan Sukhaiy in every
walk of life and make the lives of the Bahujan Samaj and the poor people of
upper caste society and other people engaged in various occupations
prosperous”.

            In the end, keeping
all this in view, I make this
“APPEAL” to the supporters, followers and
well-wishers of our party not to get carried away by alluring promises made in
the election manifesto of opposition parties and to act on the appeal of their
party alone and to certainly make all the B.S.P. candidates victorious in the
Lok Sabha general elections-2009 being held in the country now by pressing the
button facing the “Elephant” symbol of their own party.

 

-SD-

(Kumari Mayawati)

National President,

Bahujan Samaj Party


Now, Maya Govt. books Cong, Samajwadi for communal ads!

Lucknow:
A Congress party legislator and a Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha candidate
in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda constituency have been booked for attempting
to disturb peace and communal harmony by issuing caste, creed and
religion-based appeals in a newspaper, police said Friday.

“A
case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been
registered against the Congress legislator Vivek Singh and the
Samajwadi Party’s Banda Lok Sabha nominee R.K. Singh Patel for their
intent to disturb peace and communal harmony,” police inspector
Rameshwar Maurya told IANS over phone.


He said both
politicians had issued caste, creed and religion-based appeals in a
local newspaper Wednesday to garner support for their respective
parties, added Maurya.


Singh and Patel have been booked under
section 153 (A) (Promoting enmity between two groups on grounds of
religion, race, language etc), section 153 (B) (Imputations, assertions
prejudicial to national integration), section 505 (statements conducing
to public mischief) of the IPC, police said.


According to
Maurya, the case against Singh and Patel was registered Thursday night
on the directions of the district administration that initiated an
inquiry after the appeal was issued in the local newspaper.

Second phase of general elections 2009 (Factfile, Superseding earlier version)


New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India will hold its second phase of the 2009 general elections Thursday. Here are some facts:

Number of states: 12

Number of constituencies: 140

Number of voters: 194 million

Number of candidates: 2,034

Number of woman candidates: 121

Number of polling staff: 1 million

Number of polling stations: 222,350

Major parties: Bharatiya Janata Party (112 candidates), Congress
(116), Bahujan Samaj Party (122), Communist Party of India-Marxist (9),
Nationalist Congress Party (22), Communist Party of India (16) and
Rashtriya Janata Dal (15).

Denied their right, Muslims seethe with rage

Bangalore Bureau

The
names of a large number of minority voters were found missing from the
electoral list



— Photo: K. Murali Kumar





The affected: Voters who could not exercise their
franchise showing their electors photo identity cards at Yarabnagar in
Bangalore on Thursday.

Bangalore: Widespread complaints of exclusion of Muslims from
electoral lists were reported from minority-dominated localities across
the three Bangalore Urban parliamentary constituencies on Thursday.

Reporters from The Hindu who visited Yarabnagar,
Madinanagar, Shivajingar, D.J. Halli, Fraser Town
and many other
localities found voters angry, yet helpless at being disenfranchised.

“I have lived here for 15 years in a permanent house. Every election
day I have gone to the polling booth right after the morning prayers,”
said a livid Mohammed Rehamath Ullah, the 70-year-old “mutuvalli” of
Khaja mosque in Madinanagar in Bommanahalli, who has never missed his
chance to vote in the Lok Sabha elections since 1962.

There were at least three ways in which people were denied their
right to vote. First was the category of voters with EPICs acquired as
recently as a few weeks ago who found their names missing.

The second was of persons who had voted earlier and who found their names stamped “deleted”.

Thirdly, in many cases names had been changed, mis-spelt or identities duplicated.


Deliberate?

The widespread perception in these localities was that minority
votes had been deliberately eliminated as hundreds of voters found that
they could not exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Ameer Jan, an autorickshaw driver, had taken a day’s off from work
to vote. But when he arrived at Kaverinagar in Bangalore South (booth
numbers 115)
, he found that his name and those of his mother
Zaibunneesa and wife Parveen Taj were missing in the list.


Disappointment

Holding up his EPIC in one hand and his ration card in the other,
Ibrahim Shariff (60) said: “I have shut my shop to vote, but my name is
not on the list.” Out of the 11 voters in his family, only two had been
included in the list. In this predominantly Muslim and working class
pocket of the city this was only one of many such cases.

Abdul Wahid (57), a welder with the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), had a similar complaint.

Ward no. 79 in Shivajinagar (Bangalore Central) had 806 eligible
voters, but by mid-morning nearly 250 people who had voted in the same
polling booth during the 2008 Assembly elections found their names
missing from the lis
t.

Malar Nisha, a resident of Moore Road in Fraser Town, who got a new
EPIC on March 18, was one of the 14 members of her family who had been
turned away from the polling booth at Sir Ismail Sait Nursery School.

“The only two Muslim families in my lane (G-block) seem to have disappeared from the list,” she said.

At least four wards of Bharatinagar from Bangalore Central
constituency reported cases of missing names. “Out of 1,092 voters on
the roll in part 58 of Bharathinagar, 250 names were missing. The
majority were Muslim,” said Azam, a resident who was keeping track of
voting in four booths in this area
.

Anger over missing names culminated in protests in some areas such as Yarabnagar.

There were rumours that some, whose names had been stamped
“deleted”, were being allowed to vote by late evening if they had
identity proof.

However, Bangalore city Police Commissioner Shankar M. Bidari denied this.

The Police Commissioner said: “there is no question of allowing
people to vote if their names do not figure in the electoral roll even
if they possess the EPIC. It is against election rules.”

Krishna Byre Gowda demands repoll

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Congress candidate for Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat
Krishna Byre Gowda has demanded repoll in select polling booths,
alleging that a large number of voters from economically weaker
sections have been deliberately and illegally deleted from the
electoral rolls.

In his complaint to Chief Electoral Officer M.N. Vidyashankar on
Thursday, Mr. Byre Gowda said the Election Commission provided
electoral list on April 1 and a revised list subsequently on April 10.

“Many names in the revised list have been marked ‘deleted’ in the
list provided to the returning officers. How can such large-scale
deletions take place? It’s a deliberate attempt to deny the fundamental
right of the electorate,
” he said.

Mr. Byre Gowda said he was appalled that names of only a section of
people have been deleted from the rolls. For example, he showed the
EPIC of Ayesha Banu (WEC3848405) issued on April 8, Salman Khan (WEC
3832540) on April 1 and M.D. Musheer (WEC 3848397) on April 8. “These
names have been deleted in the revised roll
,” he said.

Mr. Byre Gowda said such deletions had occurred in the electoral
rolls in the three Bangalore city Lok Sabha constituencies.
What
bemuses me is that such deletions have occurred only in areas where
there are economically weaker sections. You do not find such
large-scale deletions in urban electorate
,” he said.

Asked who could be held responsible for this, Roshan Baig,
Shivajinagar MLA, said: “It is obvious that the exclusion has been done
by officials in the Revenue Department.
” “The saffronisation of the
official machinery has led to the wholesale deletion of Muslim voters
from the list
,” he remarked.

Many could not vote due to defective list


Their names were missing from electoral rolls


Belgaum: A large number of voters in Belgaum and Chikkodi Lok Sabha
constituencies in the district, which went to the polls on Thursday,
lost their once-in-a-five-year opportunity to cast their votes in
parliamentary elections because of defective voter list.

Despite carrying Elector’s Photo Identity Cards (EPICs), a large
number of voters in the two constituencies were forced to return home
as their names were missing from the electoral rolls.

The changes in the polling stations only added to the confusion that
prevailed in almost every polling station in the two constituencies.

Perhaps, this is one of the major reasons behind the less than
expected voter response in the two constituencies, particularly in
Belgaum.

The polling agents of different political parties assisting the
voters outside the polling stations were apparently annoyed over the
manner in which the electoral rolls were prepared.

One of the major mistakes which the polling agents pointed out was
the deletion of certain voters who are alive and continued to reside in
the same place.

At polling station number 164 in Belgaum city, names against serial
numbers 121, 137, 138, 141, 185, 232, 232, 271, 295, 308 and a few
others were missing.

A polling agent, Asif A., said only a few of them were not alive and
he was forced to send others back home as their names were missing.

Citing another example, he showed the electoral roll in respect of
polling station number 163 where the serial number 3,900 was missing.

Voters in several polling stations said though they had voter cards, their names were missing in the voters list.

Sunil K., a voter in Hanuman Nagar, said many voters were not aware of the changes in polling stations hence the confusion.

The voters went to the same polling stations where they had cast
their vote in the Assembly elections held last year when they had to
cast their votes elsewhere.

50 p.c. voter turnout in Gulbarga

GULBARGA: An estimated 50 per cent of the electorate voted in the Gulbarga Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday.

Polling was marred by sporadic incidents of clashes between Congress
and BJP workers and boycott of elections in a few polling booths by
people demanding basic amenities. There were also reports of many
people complaining that their names were missing from the voter list.

Attack

Speaking in a similar tone, the former Minister Kagodu Thimmappa
makes a blistering attack on the BJP Government for pursuing “unfair”
poll practices by allegedly distributing money and liquor to woo
voters
.

The above report is the reason for High stakes for ruling BJP in Karnataka’s first & second phase

Because of the above mentioned report, Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa has said that the Bharatiya Janata
Party will win in 14 of the 17 Lok Sabha constituencies
where elections
were held in the State on Thursday. He himself claimed that he has received
reports to this effect.
Mr.
Yeddyurappa said that of the remaining 11 Lok Sabha constituencies
which would go to polls on April 30, the BJP would win in eight or nine
constituencies.

Sadananda Gowda is also confident of BJP winning 22 seats in State

Congress has most candidates with criminal records in phase II

New
Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Nearly 300 candidates with criminal records from
different political parties are fighting the second phase of Lok Sabha
polls on April 23, with the Congress party topping the list with 40,
according to a survey.

According to an analysis by an NGO, National Election Watch, of the
1,425 candidates in the fray for the second phase, 288 have criminal
records.

The first phase had 222 candidates with criminal records.

In the second phase, 
while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with 27 and the
Samajwadi Party has 13 such candidates.

Among the states, Bihar tops the list with 60 candidates with
criminal backgrounds followed by Maharashtra with 58, Uttar Pradesh
with 39 and Jharkhand with 34 such candidates.

Polling in the second phase will be held in 13 states.


These constituencies too have crorepati candidates 


Three candidates have criminal records: NEW

MPs from Mysore and Mandya seeking re-election


MYSORE: Mysore, Chamarajanagar and Mandya too have their share of crorepati candidates, with four each in the constituencies.

According to National Election Watch (NEW), candidates with criminal
records have been fielded in the three constituencies and they form
over 45 per cent of the total number of candidates with criminal
records in the second phase of the election in the State.

The Chamarajnagar and Mandya constituencies have two candidates with
criminal records while Mysore has one. The lone independent candidate
with a serious criminal case in the second phase is contesting from
Mysore, according to a report of the NEW
.

Congress workers in Amethi town were worried that voters were not
coming out of their homes. 

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In
order to build a strong Jambudvipa, that is, a Great Prabuddha Bharath,
it is very important to inspire and train young entrepreneurs
(aboriginal inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha
Bharath).

To
spread Dhamma, it is time to inspire and train young entrepreneurs to
do business based on the principles of Buddhism, so that they can earn
more money to do more Dana to build Monasteries and to improve all the
Buddhist monuments spread throughout this great Prabuddha Bharath.

Mayawati’s millionaires

Labels:
The BSP is now another, “normal”, party of the Hindi heartland, busy trying to hoodwink its unsuspecting supporters

Of affidavits are anything to go by, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is
clearly a party of millionaires. Dozens of candidates contesting on the
party ticket across the country have eight-digit assets, something that
most Indians and certainly almost all SC/STs can only dream about. The
question is: What’s next for the SC/ST agenda in the company of these
moneybags?



Answer is:

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Parties should give more tickets to rich: Wealthiest candidate

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) He is unabashed about his
new found fame as the wealthiest candidate in the Lok Sabha polls.
Deepak Bhardwaj of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) says the rich can
“serve the poor better” and should get more nominations in elections.

He also likens party chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to “an army commander” who keeps factionalism at bay.

Bhardwaj, who is fighting from West Delhi, has declared assets worth
over Rs.603 crores (Rs.6.03 billion), thus making him the richest
candidate so far in these elections.

“It is good that political parties nominate rich candidates in
elections. If you find a rich person as your candidate, he or she can
help the poor better and look after development work,” he said, well
aware that a contestant from Gujarat, Khimjibhai Patel, has declared
assets worth over Rs.500 crores (Rs.5 billion).

“How can a poor candidate serve the poor? It only stands to reason
and therefore richer candidates should be given more chance to contest
elections,” 58-year-old Bhardwaj told IANS.

Bhardwaj is the second candidate of the BSP - a party whose creed is
known for championing the cause of the downtrodden - to have declared
assets of over a billion rupees. Kanwar Singh Tanwar, the BSP candidate
from South Delhi, had declared assets worth over Rs.150 crores (Rs.1.5
billion).

A Delhi University graduate, Bhardwaj has been associated with over
a dozen welfare organisations and educational institutions and wants to
revolutionise country’s education system.

“I feel that if everyone is educated in the country then there is no
need for reservations in any sector. I dream of an India of 100 percent
literates.

“I am planning to set up a university in Dwarka and many other
educational institutions to provide education to people,” said
Bhardwaj, who says he works 20 hours a day for the elections
.

The Bhardwaj family owns lands in almost 40 villages around Delhi
and has a thriving real estate business in various cities. They also
own the huge Nitesh Kunj Hotel complex on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway
besides owning a small township in Haridwar.

Bhardwaj, who is famous among voters for the welfare work done in
the West and Outer Delhi areas, is likely to give a tough fight to
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Jagdish Mukhi and Congress
candidate Mahabal Mishra from West Delhi.

The BSP nominee is focusing on issues like education for all,
development, employment, relief to farmers and sadak, bijli, pani
(roads, power and water).

“I am a follower of Sant Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati who was a
great reformer and I wish to walk in his footsteps. In the olden days,
India was called the Golden Sparrow but I call it the Mountain of Gold
or Ocean of Gold as it has a rich heritage, fertile land and resources
in abundance.

“However, our politicians lack the vision to make use of these
resources and are more busy stocking money for their personal
benefits,” said Bhardwaj who proudly calls himself “the son of a
farmer”.

Before joining the BSP, Bhardwaj has had short stints in the
Congress and the BJP but left both following “factionalism” in the two
major parties.

“Behan Mayawati is like an army commander and all other party
workers are her soldiers. There is no factionalism in the party. The
party believes in the principle of ‘bahujan hitay bahujan sukhay
(everyone’s welfare, everyone’s happiness) and works for welfare of the
society’,” the father of two said.

The family grew to riches after several hectares of land owned by
them in the capital were acquired by the government for development in
the last two decades. The money was then invested in the real estate in
many cities in the country and turned him into a billionaire.

“I am an honest and responsible citizen who has been paying income
tax worth millions every year. I believe the electorate should be given
the right to call back their elected leaders if they find their work
unsatisfactory,” signs off Bhardwaj.

193 crorepatis to contest 1st phase of polls

There are 193 crorepatis contesting the 2009 general elections
during the first phase, a detailed study conducted by the Association
for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch suggests.

The
study says that 14 per cent of the candidates contesting the elections
in the first phase are crorepatis. According to NEW, there are 1,715
candidates in the fray, but details of only 1,440 are available as yet.

Andhra Pradesh has the most number of crorepati candidates. Out of
the 314 candidates in the first phase, 64 are millionaire candidates.

Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are at second and third position with 35 and 29 such candidates respectively.

Party
wise details reveal that the Congress tops the list with 45 crorepatis
while the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party are at
second and third place with 30 and 23 such candidates each.

The average assets per candidate of each party are interesting. The
Mana Party, a political outfit representing the backward classes in
Andhra Pradesh, leads the pack with the candidates having an average
asset value of Rs 27 crore. The party has only two candidates.

The
Telugu Desam Party is a close second with Rs 23 crore. The Nationalist
Congress Party candidates come third with Rs 10 crore while the
Congress and the BJP candidates have an average asset value of Rs 4 and
Rs 2 crore each. The report suggests that the percentage of contesting
crorepatis has increased from 9 per cent in 2004 to 14 per cent in 2009.

Candidate with the highest assets

Nama Nageswara Rao of
the Telugu Desam Party is the richest candidate. Aged 50 and contesting
from Khammam in Andhra Pradesh this man is worth Rs 173 crore. He has
moveable assets of Rs 1,41,28,66,278 and immovable assets of Rs
32,46,41,855.

Patel Praful Manoharbhai of the NCP is the second richest candidate.
Contesting from the Bhandara Gondiya constituency, this man is worth Rs
89 crore. He has moveable assets of Rs Rs 15,20,54,970 and immovable
assets of Rs 74,70,10,007.

Dr G Vivekanand of the Indian National Congress with Rs 89 crore
comes third. Contesting from Peddapalle in Andhra Pradesh this man has
moveable assets of Rs 23,99,68,026 and immovable assets of Rs
48,95,41,656.

Candidates with lowest assets

Interestingly, Andhra
Pradesh tops the list with candidates with lowest assets. Out of the 76
candidates who have absolutely no assets, 50 are from Andhra Pradesh.
None of these 76 candidates barring one with Zero assets belong to any
major party. All these candidates are from smaller parties or
independents.


The only candidate with no assets who belongs to
a major party-the BSP is Gangadhar Gade who is contesting from Amravati
in Maharashtra.


It is a question that BSP chief Mayawati will think about carefully.
The twin planks of the SC/ST agenda—the issue of poor representation of SC/ST in politics and public life and their economic
empowerment including involving is all types of trades and business—needed a political party that could break away from the
usual constraints of Indian politics. To that end, Mayawati’s initial
steps, however sectarian their outlook, were geared to fulfilling that
goal.

Somewhere in that pursuit, the means to do so were lost sight of. If
money and a widening of the caste coalition were called for,
these steps were taken without much ado. There is no danger of a political
party following such a system.

The BSP was no exception and today it
is hard to believe that it
continues to follow its original intent. In real terms, reservations
became the start and end of all
policymaking. What this does is prevent any meaningful analysis by the
party’s support base of what is going on in the party. Reservation has
a powerful symbolic value that serves as a substitute for the
substantive parts of the SC/ST agenda.Now it is time to have every
right to have reservation in trade and business enabling them to have
proportionate numbers amongst the Billionaires. Why not?  It goes
without saying that it
makes a rich substitute.

If he is a man who is clean at heart,
he should have married an aboriginal inhabitant woman, if he did not
discriminate against her. He should have legally married one, after
converting to her religion . But, he is dirty at heart and that is why
he will give ‘jaadu ki jhappi and pappi’  to the
people of Pratapgarh and even to a cross breed puppy in public places.
His
father did it to his mother. Now he says all women are his sisters,
fearing that he will be booked under untouchability act which is a
non-bailable offence. Will he agree if his party leaders do the same to
his sister? That too by force with an AK-47 gun.

If
he continues with his dirty tricks in public with Indian women, irrespective of
their caste, creed and religion, everybody knows what type of
traditional treatment he will get from them.

http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=48558

1567 candidates to contest for 107 seats in III Phase

NINE STATES AND TWO UTs TO GO TO POLLS ON 30TH APRIL


14:21 IST
GENERAL ELECTIONS-2009
Backgrounder – 26

With the completion of polling process in 265 Lok Sabha seats
yesterday, the month-long, five-phase election – the world’s largest
democratic exercise enters the third stage with the electoral machinery
gearing up for the third phase of polling on 30th April in nine States
and two Union Territories.

In all, 1567 candidates are in fray for 107 Lok Sabha Constituencies,
thus averaging 14.64 contestants per seat. The contestants also include
101 women candidates contesting from seven States, as there are no
female contestants in this phase from the States of Jammu &
Kashmir, Sikkim and UTs of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman &
Diu.

The maximum number of the Lok Sabha Constituencies going to polls in
the 3rd phase is 26 from Gujarat, followed by 16 in Madhya Pradesh, 15
in Uttar Pradesh, 14 in West Bengal, 11 each in Bihar and Karnataka, 10
in Maharashtra and one each in J&K, Sikkim, Dadra & Nagar
Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Amongst the seven National Parties, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is
contesting on 102 seats in the 3rd phase, followed by the Bhartiya
Janata Party (BJP) which is contesting on 95 and the Indian National
Congress (INC) on 93 parliamentary constituencies out 107 going to
polls on 30th April. The seats contested by remaining four National
Parties in this phase are : CPI – 9, CPM – 15, NCP – 19 and the RJD –
8. Amongst these Parties, the maximum number of female candidates is
from INC (11), followed by BJP (6), BSP (3), CPI (2) and CPM (1).

The completion of polling process in 3rd phase on 30th April would mean
that polling would be over in 372 Lok Sabha constituencies (with
polling already over in 124 and 141 seats in phase I and phase II
respectively). The polling for remaining 171 Lok Sabha seats would take
place in two phases on 7th May for 85 seats and 13th May for 86 seats,
thus completing the polling process for 543 Lok Sabha seats. The
counting of votes would take place on 16th of May and is expected to be
completed on the same day.

( For more information about General Elections 2009, Please visit PIB’s website
www. pib.nic.in/elections2009

Main Election Cell/ 24.4.2009
RM/VBA/AS

 

MAHA BODHI SOCIETY

BANGALORE

2553RD SACRED BUDDHA JAYANTHI
CELEBRATIONS

3-5-2009 to 10-5-2009

 

Maha Bodhi Society,
Bangalore, is celebrating the Sacred Buddha Jayanthi since 52 years on the
Veshakha Purnima day under the guidance of its founder Venerable Buddharakkhita.
This year too the Buddha Jayanthi is being celebrated from 3rd to 10th
May 2009.

 

This year’s Sacred
Buddha Jayanthi has special significance for the Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore, for following
reasons:

 

1.                 
Opening of
Mahadvara the Great Gateway to Mahabodhi World Peace Buddha Temple donated by
Shri Upasaka Rajanna

2.                 
Foundation
laying of Mahabodhi Holistic Ayurvedic Medical Centre

3.                 
Foundation
stone laying for Mahabodhi Buddha Jayanthi Open University building which will
also house the Centre for Higher Learning, Mahbodhi Academy
of Pali and Buddhist Studies which conducts various multi linguistic academic
courses

4.                 
Hospital
Dana service in Mahabodhi Burns and Casualty centre, Victoria Hospital, Cancer
Hospital, K.R.Hospital, Mysore

5.                 
Starting of
Kannada Tipitaka Publication Project

6.                 
Foundation
for the Book Centre of the Mahabodhi Buddha Vachana Trust publication

7.                 
7-Day Bodhi
Saptaha program

8.                 
Starting of
the new Mahabodhi Guest House at Mahbodhi Centre for Service-Sevakshetra

9.                 
Meals for
devotees program.

10.             
Laksha Deepa Puja : Offering of one hundred thousand
lights to the holy Trirathna-Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha seeking blessings of the
holy Triple Gem and protection of the Buddha Sasana arakkhaka deva, protecting
gods, to help restoring peace on earth and goodwill among people of different
faiths, races, cultures, genders, etc.

11.             
Annual General Body meeting : The Jayanthi programs
will conclude with the Annual General Body meeting of the maha Bodhi Society,
its sisters organizations and branches and overseas Mahabodhi associate
organisationd.

 

Bodhi Saptaha Awakenment Week

 

From May 3rd to May
10th, 2009

 

3-5-2009                  
Inauguration
of Bodhi Saptaha 2553rd Sacred Buddha Jayanthi                 Celebrations

4-5-2009                  
Buddha
Jayanthi celebration at Mahabodhi Branch Mysore and Donation of Special Buddha
image brought from Thailand by Maha Bodhi Society to the Buddha Stupa built by
the Mysore Mahanagara Palike near Ashoka Circle, Mysore.

5-5-2009                  
Hospital
Dana Service at the Mahabodhi Burns and Casualty Centre, Victoria Hospital

6-5-2009                  
Children’s World Peace Program : Meditation, Moral
instruction and discussions and painting on HOW WE CAN HELP THE WORLD.

7-5-2009                  
DHAMMACHARI SADHANA DAY Training program for
Dhammacharis & Buddhaneddege Marali Manege ‘SC/ST Maitri’ mattu Buddha
Alpasankhatarara vichara goshti. Conducting Buddhist Activities like training
lay community leaders to establish Pancasila Samiti dedicated to the promotion
of voluntary undertaking of five moral precepts as taught by Lord Buddha.
Conducting of various social, educational and humanitarian services.

8-5-2009                  
Interfaith
Amity, as taught by the Buddha, Buddhara Vishwa Maitri Sandesha – a cultural
program

9-5-2009                  
SACRED BUDDHA PURNIMA DAY

Puja at Sacred Bodhi, Vishwa Maitri Stupa, Loka Shanti Buddha Vihara,
undertaking of precepts, Dhamma discource, Deeksha, Public seminar, etc.

10-5-2009        Annual
General Body Meeting 2009

 

Blessed is
the birth of Buddhas;

Blessed is
the enunciation of the Sacred Teaching;

Blessed is
the harmony in the Sangha; and

Blessed is
the spiritual pursuit of the united truth-seekers.

-        
Dhammapada 194

 

AN APPEAL

 

To be able to conduct
these programs in a becoming way it is estimated that a sum of over Rs. 10
lakhs will be required.

Your help is urgently
needed to achieve this noble program dedicated to the happiness and well being
of all mankind.

Kindly send your
donations in favor of

MAHA BODHI SOCIETY, BANGALORE to:

 

MAHA BODHI SOCIETY

14, Kalidasa Road,
Gandhinagar, Bangalore
560009

Tel: 080-22250684, 09611837880

Fax: 080-22264438

Email: info@mahabodhi.info

Or transfer your donation to the account number

Maha Bodhi Society

SB 353102010000137

Union Bank of India

14/1, Kalidas  Road,
Gandhinagar, Bangalore-560009


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