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LESSON 46-Second phase of general elections 2009 (Fact file)-’BSP has every right to have billionaires in fold’-Mayawati ready for any action if proved to have money abroad-Now, Madhuri magic for Maya’s party-Samajwadi Party leader, his supporters join BSP- India polls: BBC beats Twitter, Indian sites; turnout 58-62%-Cyber campaigning seen coming of age in Indian elections-
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LESSON 46
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BSP News :




UP CM greets Ambedkar Jayanti ( Lucknow | Monday, Apr 13 2009 )

Ms. Mayawati today extended her heartiest felicitations and good
wishes to the people of the state on the 118th birth anniversary of the
architect of the Indian Constitution Baba Saheb Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
In a message here, the CM said Dr Ambedkar strived for the cause of the
dalits, backwards, minorities and the exploited people. The society
would remember his contribution in the uplift of minority people, she
added.

http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20090413/1225456.html

Mayawati’s BSP perfect choice for UP royal families ( 29 Mar 2009 )

MAYAWATI SEEMS to be the perfect choice for the royal families of
Uttar Pradesh when it comes to realising their political ambitions. The
recent flurry of activity in parts of Uttar Pradesh proves just that.
It began with the erstwhile Raja of Ayodhya, Bimlendra Mohan Pratap
Mishra’s plunge into politics when he joined the Bahujan Samaj Party
(BSP.)
Raja Anandsingh of Mankapur and his son Kirtivardhan Singh from Gonda
followed next. They ventured into the BSP after a stint with the
Samajwadi Party.
And now it is the Raja of Daryabad, Rai Swareshwar Bali alias Sanjay
Bali, who joined the BSP in the BSP joining meeting on March 26 held in
Daryabad. The meeting was headed by Lalji Verma, Finance and
Parliamentary Affairs Minister in the UP Government.
The head of the erstwhile ruling family of Daryabad joined the party along with 150 members of local bodies.
According to sources, it is under Bali’s influence that the Chairmen of
the Nagar Panchayats of Daryabad and Tikaitnagar, Mateen Ahmed Khan and
Jagdish Prasad Gupta respectively, joined the BSP on Wednesday.
As a mark of solidarity with Sanjay Bali, 1500 others too were granted
primary membership of the party. In a bid to mobilize the youth of the
constituency, Bali’s son Sanidhya Bali alias Samrat Bali delivered a
speech addressing the youngsters of the area which received a good
response as junior Bali was joined by hundreds of young supporters in a
padyatra from his house to the venue of the meeting.
Sanjay Bali is already in the peoples’ hearts because of the family’s
long and successful association with the town and adjoining areas and
this will give an edge to the BSP.
He left the SP because he felt the party betrayed him by not granting
him a ticket for the MLA elections despite his active participation in
the party’s activities for the past 12 years.

http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=15762343


BSP declares first list of Lok Sabha candidates 2009 in Gujarat (Ahmedabad | Saturday, Apr 4 2009)

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has come out with its first list of 18 candidates from Gujarat for the Lok Sabha elections.
“As
already announced the BSP would be fielding candidates from all the 26
Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. The rest of the names of the candidates
would be announced early next week,” BSP’s Gujarat unit in-charge
Pyaarelal Jatav said Saturday.
He said the names of the nominees from the seats reserved for Scheduled
Tribe (ST) candidates were Ramsingh Kalara (Dahod), Prakash Bhil
(Chhota Udepur), Ranjana Gamit (Bardoli) and Chagan Patel (Valsad). The
candidates from constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) were
Pravin Solanki (Ahmedabad-West) and Mohan Namori (Kutch)
The names of the other candidates are - Bhavesh Bhatt (Ahmedabad-East),
Suresh Mali (Banaskantha), Vikramsingh Ramalavat (Sabarkantha),
Rudratsingh Jhala (Mehsana), Mehboob Kokhar (Patan), Dalichand Patel
(Rajkot), Usha Patel (Amreli), Mukesh Patel (Anand), Ratansingh Chauhan
(Kheda), Samarnath Singh (Navsari), Prakash Barot (Panchmahals) and
Mehul Chandrawadia (Porbandar).

View Candidates List from Gujarat


BSP announces first list of 24 candidates for Lok Sabha Polls in Madurai
(Tamilnadu | Friday, Apr 3 2009)

The Tamilnadu unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) tonight released
the first list of 24 candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha
elections. Party’s National General Secretary Dr Suresh Mane in the
presence of party’s National President Mayawati at an election campaign
rally said the candidates were the mixture of all communities of people.

View Candidates List from Tamil Nadu

BSP would form a role model government at the Centre if wins (Tamilnadu | Friday, Apr 3 2009)

Stating that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is always striving for
the welfare and uplift of the society, party chief and Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati said her party will form a role model government at the Centre if voted to power in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
Addressing an election campaign rally and a mammoth public meeting here
tonight, Ms Mayawati appealed to the voters of the state to vote for
BSP for a casteless society, equitable development, egalitarian
society, consistency in progress, rooting out terrorism, empowering
people, womens welfare, eradication of poverty and sustainable farming.
Dismissing the allegations that BSP is a caste-based party which
opposes the uppre castes, she said the party had given opportunity to
three from Brahmin community, three Muslims, Christians and other caste
people in the BSP candidates list to fight the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil
Nadu.
Urging the people to reject the anti-people Congress and BJP parties in
the polls, she said the BSP had neither fallen in the feet of any one
for forging an alliance nor did it pleaded to anyone for achieving
victory. She appealed to the party functionaries and workers to work
for the victory of the party in all the forty seats in Tamil Nadu and
Pondicherry.

Mayawati to launch campaign in Himachal Pradesh Thursday (Shimla, | Thursday, Apr 1 2009)

Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan
Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati would start her party’s Lok Sabha
election campaign in Himachal Pradesh with a rally at Una town Thursday.
The rally at Una, 127 km from the state capital, would mark the start
of the BSP’s election campaign in the hill state, BSP Shimla district
president K.C. Bhatia told IANS Wednesday.
“Mayawati would also officially announce the party candidates for all the four seats in the state,” he said.
The hill state has four Lok Sabha seats - Shimla (Scheduled Castes
reserved), Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra - and will go to the polls May 13.
Bhatia said S.N. Pathania would be the BSP’s candidate from the Kangra
seat, Lala Ram Sharma from Mandi and Mela Ram Sharma from Hamirpur.

View Candidates List from Himachal Pradesh

Ref: http://www.sindhtoday.net/south-asia/81916.htm

BSP welcomes SC decision on Sanjay Dutt (New Delhi | Mar 31, 2009 )

Welcoming the Supreme Court decision on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt,
BSP on Tuesday said that Samajwadi Party was expecting the decision and
only doing “drama”.

“Samajwadi Party were doing ‘dramebazi’ here as they were
expecting that such decision will be coming from the Supreme Court,”
said Satish Chandra Mishra, BSP national general secretary.
“BSP candidate (Akhilesh Das) from here is very strong and we will win the seat,” said Mishra.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court disallowed Dutt’s plea to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections.
The actor had been fielded by SP as its candidate for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat.

BSP candidates list for Lok Sabha polls from Karnataka (Bangalore | Mar 28, 2009 )

BANGALORE: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has finalised candidates for 15 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the State.

According to the list released by BSP State unit president Marasandra
Muniyappa, the party has decided to field Kannada film star Ashok from
Tumkur, A.P. Ahmed from Hassan, Mohammed Hafizulla Sharief from
Bangalore Rural, R.S. Patil from Belgaum, N. Muniswamy from Kolar,
Laxminarayan from Chickaballapur, Vijaya Bhaskar from Bangalore
(Central) and Naheeda Salma from Bangalore (South).

The other candidates are Basavanthappa Gonnemmanavar from Haveri,
Shivakumar Naik Korvi from Raichur, M. Jayanna from Chitradurga, J.
Jayappa from Shimoga, Mahadev B. Dhani from Gulbarga, Girish Rai from
Dakshina Kannada and Steven J. Menezes from Udupi-Chikmagalur.

View Candidates List from Karnataka

http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/10/stories/2009031059320400.htm

BSP to Contest All 14 Seats in Jharkhand (Dhanbad | Mar 27, 2009 )

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest all the 14 parliamentary
seats of Jharkhand and would have no tie-up with any other party, BSP
(Jharkhand) unit in-charge Brizlal Khabari said today.
Releasing the names of the candidates from 12 seats in Jharkhand,
Khabari said the names of the party contestants for Khunti and Ranchi
seat would be declared later.
He said BSP supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had cleared the names of the 12 candidates from Jharkhand.

View Candidates List from Jharkhand

http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?656832

BSP list of 11 candidates for Lok Sabha polls in MP (Bhopal | Sunday, Mar 22 2009 IST )

BSP Releases Candidate List for UP (Lucknow | Mar 20, 2009)


Mayawati decides: BSP will fight polls alone

BSP has finalized the Lok Sabha candidate for the seven seats of the Delhi.

Samajwadi Party MP joins Bahujan Samaj Party

Former India Cricketer Chetan Sharma joins BSP

Swami Prasad Maurya is new BSP president in Utter Pradesh (Jan 9th 2009)


Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb
Mayawati’s BSP perfect choice for UP royal families
( 29 Mar 2009 )

MAYAWATI SEEMS to be the perfect choice for the royal families of
Uttar Pradesh when it comes to realising their political ambitions. The
recent flurry of activity in parts of Uttar Pradesh proves just that.


It began with the erstwhile Raja of Ayodhya, Bimlendra Mohan Pratap
Mishra’s plunge into politics when he joined the Bahujan Samaj Party
(BSP.)

Raja Anandsingh of Mankapur and his son Kirtivardhan Singh from Gonda
followed next. They ventured into the BSP after a stint with the
Samajwadi Party.

And now it is the Raja of Daryabad, Rai Swareshwar Bali alias Sanjay
Bali, who joined the BSP in the BSP joining meeting on March 26 held in
Daryabad. The meeting was headed by Lalji Verma, Finance and
Parliamentary Affairs Minister in the UP Government.

The head of the erstwhile ruling family of Daryabad joined the party along with 150 members of local bodies.

According to sources, it is under Bali’s influence that the Chairmen of
the Nagar Panchayats of Daryabad and Tikaitnagar, Mateen Ahmed Khan and
Jagdish Prasad Gupta respectively, joined the BSP on Wednesday
.

As a mark of solidarity with Sanjay Bali, 1500 others too were granted
primary membership of the party. In a bid to mobilize the youth of the
constituency, Bali’s son Sanidhya Bali alias Samrat Bali delivered a
speech addressing the youngsters of the area which received a good
response as junior Bali was joined by hundreds of young supporters in a
padyatra from his house to the venue of the meeting.

Sanjay Bali is already in the peoples’ hearts because of the family’s
long and successful association with the town and adjoining areas and
this will give an edge to the BSP.
He left the SP because he felt the party betrayed him by not granting
him a ticket for the MLA elections despite his active participation in
the party’s activities for the past 12 years.


BSP Candidates List : BSP Candidates list for Karnataka

S.No. Name of Candidates Constituency S.No. Name of Candidates Constituency
1    Vantamuri Shivananda Siddamallappa   CHIKKODI 2 R.S. Patil BELGAUM
3PATIL RAMANGOUDA SIDDANGOUDA   BAGALKOT 4 Sudhakar Kanamadi BIJAPUR
5 Mahadev B. Dhani GULBARGA 6 Shivakumar Naik Korvi RAICHUR
7 Jagannath Jamadar BIDAR 8 Shivaputrappa Gumageri KOPPAL
9 T. Nagendra BELLARY 10   IGAL KARIYAPPA DILLEPPA HAVERI
11Mulla Kashimasab Fakkruddinsab   DHARWAD 12  HADPAD BASAVARAJ UTTARA KANNADA
13Dr.Hidayathur Rehaman Khan   DAVANAGERE 14 J. Jayappa SHIMOGA
15 Steven J. Menezes UDUPI CHIKMAGALUR 16 A.P. Ahmed HASSAN
17 Girish Rai DAKSHINA KANNADA 18 M. Jayanna CHITRADURGA
19 Ashok TUMKUR 20 Krishnamurthy MANDYA
21 Syed Nizam Ali MYSORE 22 N. Mahesh CHAMARAJANAGAR
23 Mohammed Hafizulla Sharief BANGALORE RURAL 24 Padmaa.K.Bhat BANGALORE NORTH
25 Vijaya Raj Singh BANGALORE CENTRAL 26 Laxminarayan CHIKKBALLAPUR
27 N. Muniswamy KOLAR 28 Naheeda Salma BANGALORE SOUTH
   

Second phase of general elections 2009 (Fact file)

New Delhi, April 17 (Inditop) The second phase of the staggered 15th
Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for April 23. But in Manipur, the poll
will be held April 22 due to a holiday on April 23, the Election
Commission said. Here are some of the facts on the second phase of
polls:

Total parliamentary constituencies - 141

Total contestants - 2,041

Total male contesters - 1.920

Total women contesters - 121

Parliamentary seats with maximum candidates - Bangalore central
(Karnataka) - 37 candidates, Pune (Maharashtra) - 36 candidates).

Parliamentary seats with largest number of woman candidates: Baramati (Maharashtra) -seven women candidates.

Total parties - Bharatiya Janata Party (113 of which 12 are women candidates)

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) (122 of which five are women)

Congress party (117 of which eight are women)

Communist Party of India (17 - no women contesters)

Nationalist Congress Party (23 - Three women candidates)

Communist Party of India-Marxist (nine -no women candidates)

Rashtriya Janata Dal (15 - no women candidates)

Total states going to poll - 13

Andhra Pradesh - 20 parliamentary seats and 254 contesters

Assam - 11 seats and 121 candidates

Bihar - 13 seats and 189 candidates

Goa - two seats and 18 candidates

Jammu and Kashmir - one seat and 14 candidates

Karnataka - 17 seats and 271 candidates

Madhya Pradesh - 13 seats and 198 candidates

Maharashtra - 25 seats and 377 candidates

Manipur - one seat and seven candidates

orissa - 11 seats and 85 candidates

Tripura - two seats and 19 candidates

Uttar Pradesh - 17 seats and 324 candidates

Jharkhand - eight seats and 164 candidates

‘BSP has every right to have billionaires in fold’

Lucknow/New Delhi,
April 17 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has every right to have
billionaires in its fold, like the other political parties, said a
party functionary Friday defending the Rs.604 crore (Rs.6.04 billion)
assets declared by a BSP candidate for a Delhi Lok Sabha seat.

Do
you mean to say that only the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the BJP
(Bharatiya Janata Party) have the right to have billionaires in their
party? The BSP is fighting for the cause of the downtrodden, but it
doesn’t mean that it is a party of poverty-ridden people,’ said a
senior party functionary in Lucknow.

‘Everyone in the party is not expected to be a very poor person,’ he added.

He was reacting to
the BSP’s West Delhi candidate Deepak Bhardwaj having emerged as the
country’s richest candidate in the Lok Sabha 2009 elections with assets
worth over Rs.600 crore (Rs.6 billion).

Bhardwaj, who owns
a fleet of cars, but went to file his nomination papers Thursday riding
an old tractor, has overtaken Independent candidate from Gujarat’s
Surendranagar seat, Khimji Patadia, who has assets worth Rs.514.57
crore.


Bhardwaj is making
his debut this elections. He has overshadowed his own partyman Kanwar
Singh Tanwar, BSP candidate from south Delhi, who has assets worth Rs
1.55 billion.

Ms Mayawati as the next Prime Minister needed the entire Budget of the Nation plus taking all steps to enact a
law for bringing back the illegal money from foreign bank accounts for
fighting for the cause of not only the downtrodden but also the poor among the forward castes.

Mayawati ready for any action if proved to have money abroad

LUCKNOW - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
supremo Mayawati Monday said she is ready to face any action if her
political rivals, particularly Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh
Yadav, prove that she has any money stashed in foreign banks.

‘I openly challenge Mulayam Singh, who during his public meetings alleged that I have money deposited in foreign banks.
I am ready for any stringent action, if Mulayam or any of my political
opponents establish the allegations against me,’ Mayawati told a
gathering in Mirzapur district, 300 km from the state capital.

‘Unlike leaders of SP and other political parties, I don’t have even
a single penny deposited in foreign banks,’ she said, promising to
enact laws for bringing back the black money of Indian politicians and
others from foreign banks, if voted to power.

‘Once we assume power at the centre, we will make every effort to
enact the law for bringing back black money from banks abroad,’ said
Mayawati.

She attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and
the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not taking any steps to enact a
law for bringing back the illegal money from foreign bank accounts.

Now, Madhuri magic for Maya’s party
Stretching its social engineering project ~  beyond the shores of
India and the confines of the political spectrum, the Miss Mayawati’s
Bahujan Samaj Party has invited America-settled Hindi film actress
Madhuri Dixit to visit Pune and campaign for Mr DS Kulkarni, its
candidate for the Lok Sabha constituency.

Dixit had been a director on the board of
Mr Kulkarni’s Pune-based construction company ~ DSK Developers Private
Limited ~ for several years and that the actress and the BSP candidate may clinch the issue. Reports from Pune suggest
the erstwhile Bollywood top draw who is still popular and in demand by
filmmakers is likely to agree to campaign for Mr Kulkarni.


Pune,
which goes to the polls in the second phase on 26 April, is known as
the “cultural capital” of Maharashtra and glories in the historical
fact that it was ruled by (Brahmin) Peshwa rulers before British
colonial subjugation. Mr Kulkarni is the most powerful builder of the city. But that doesn’t
prevent him from often beginning his campaign speech with the
invocation “Jai Bhim”, a reverential reference to BR Ambedkar. BSP
sources said the party was hopeful  in
Maharashtra as Mr Kulkarni is in with a “winning chance”. “All he needs
is a little boost,” a BSP leader told The Statesman; and it’s that X
Factor, as it were, which Madhuri Dixit is expected to be if she
addresses a few rallies.

Indeed, the news that Bollywood’s dancing
diva may pitch in for the BSP candidate may be the last straw for the
Congress’ sitting MP Mr Suresh Kalmadi who is waging a grim battle to
retain his seat as the “caste combination” seems to be working in
favour of Mr Kulkarni. As it is, Mr Kalmadi is heavily dependent on the
Nationalist Congress Party, which is in an alliance with the Congress
in Maharashtra, to run his campaign; and while Mr Sharad Pawar has
addressed a couple of rallies for him, the NCP chief’s nephew Mr Ajit
Pawar has refused to campaign for Mr Kalmadi.

At a poll rally here Monday, Das - who left the Congress to join the
BSP - described  that Nafisa’s husband was a Sikh.
Conveyed to
the Muslims among the voters that she was not married into a Muslim
family.

Third force: (from right) A 12 March photo of JD(S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy, BSP’s Satish Mishra, TDP’s Chandrababu Naidu, CPM’s Prakash Karat, JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, CPI’s A.B. Bardhan, and other leaders during the launch of the Third Front in Bangalore. Shailendra Bhojak / PTI
Third
force: (from right) A 12 March photo of JD(S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy,
BSP’s Satish Mishra, TDP’s Chandrababu Naidu, CPM’s Prakash Karat,
JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, CPI’s A.B. Bardhan, and other leaders
during the launch of the Third Front in Bangalore. Shailendra Bhojak /
PTI

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), however, participated in fewer
debates (1.9%) in the House compared with its seat share (3.6%).

Smaller, regional parties get an adequate opportunity to
voice their opinions and represent their regions in Parliament? How
much do smaller parties participate in parliamentary proceedings?

Data
complied by PRS Legislative Research, a Delhi-based independent
research initiative, reveals that the participation of various parties
is broadly proportional to their share of seats in the House—implying
thereby that smaller and regional parties are, by and large, allowed to
have their say in the House
.

Among the larger parties, it
is interesting to note that the Congress seems to punch below its
weight. While its parliamentarians participated in 18.20% of all
debates in the 14th Lok Sabha, they account for about 25.30% of the
members in the Lok Sabha. In contrast, the Left parties, whose members
of Parliament (MPs) account for 8.4% of House strength, participated in
12.90% of the debate
s.

Comrade Salim and family own assets worth Rs.92 lakh

Kolkata, April 17, Mohammed Salim, deputy leader of the Communist Party
of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in the outgoing Lok Sabha, and his family have
total assets of over Rs.92 lakh (Rs.9.2 million).


51-year-old Salim has Rs.15,000 in cash and Rs.37,52,241 in bank
deposits, according to an affidvait he filed Friday along with his
nomination papers for the Kolkata North constituency.

He has accounts in three state-run banks, including a term-deposit
of Rs.36,26,558 with Parliament House branch of the State Bank of India
(SBI) in New Delhi.

Salim, who holds a post-graduate degree in philosophy, has assets
worth Rs.595,250 in various mutual funds. He has two life insurance
policies totaling Rs.200,000 and jewelleries of value Rs.5,000.

He does not own any car and there are no criminal cases against him.

His spouse, Rosina Khatun, has Rs.12,000 in cash besides accounts in
five banks, including multinationals American Express and Standard
Chartered.

She has a fixed deposit of Rs.71,480. Her total bank deposits add up to Rs.511,233.

Khatun has Rs.840,236 in bonds and debentures and her deposits in
other financial instruments and Life Insurance Corporation of India
policies amount to Rs.11,96,746. She owns jewellery worth Rs.300,000.

Khatun also has an under-construction flat, measuring 1,219 sq ft,
in the upscale satellite township of Salt Lake, for which she has so
far paid Rs.970,000.

The body of Sonkar, a SC leader, was found hanging from a tree in the state’s Jaunpur town early Monday.

The autopsy report Monday described it as “death by hanging” and
hinted at “suicide”.

Qureshi said polls in all Maoist dominated areas were deliberately
held simultaneously. “Naxalite violence could have taken place in a
much bigger way. But as part of our three-month long strategy we
decided to conducts polls in the Naxal-infested areas on the same day.”

He said the idea was to prevent Maoist movement from one state to
other, he added. In the first phase of polls April 16, 19 people were
killed in Maoist violence.

Qureshi also thanked the media.

“On several occasions, we have taken action only after viewing TV
news clippings and on the basis of media reports. Media serves as our
eyes and ears,” said Qureshi.

Qureshi said in the next phase, 17 parliamentary constituencies
spread across 20 districts in Uttar Pradesh will go to polls and 324
candidates, including 15 women, are in the fray.

Actor Sanjay Dutt ran into trouble again on Saturday when he was booked on obscenity charges.
A case has been registered against the film star and SP leader Sanjay Dut
t.for making derogatory and undignified remarks against chief minister
Mayawati during an election rally held at KP Hindu College ground on
April 16,” a senior police officer said.

The 49-year-old actor was barred from contesting the elections by the
Supreme Court last month. He has been slapped with a notice for
violating the model code of conduct by making derogatory remarks
against a woman. Dutt is required to submit a reply within three days.
This is the second FIR against the SP general secretary in less than a
week.

Reacting to the move to book actor Sanjay Dutt for his alleged remarks
against UP CM Mayawati, Pinki Jowel, Pratapgarh district magistrate
said, “We have issued a notice to Dutt for violation of the model code
of conduct for his objectionable remarks against the chief minister.
His statement goes against any woman.”

On April 14, a case was filed against him for allegedly making communal
remarks at an election rally in Mau district. Dutt had allegedly told
the meet that in police custody, he was given third degree torture
because his mother was Muslim.

The latest FIR was lodged by an administrative officer Riyazuddin under
section 294 of the IPC (obscenity in public place) and is punishable
with imprisonment of three months or fine or both
.



Samajwadi Party leader, his supporters join BSP

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha
MP Banwari Lal Kanchal and his supporters Friday joined the Bahujan
Samaj Party (BSP) here in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
and party chief Mayawati.

Kanchal, who is the chief of Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi
Mandal - the traders’ wing of the Samajwadi Party - told reporters that
he decided to join the BSP after finding his own party oppressing
businessmen.

Welcoming Kanchal, Mayawati said her party would do everything in the interest of the business community.

“I assure the business community that our party and our government would continue with its effort for their welfare,” she said.

Mayawati also expressed hope that the new members would reach out to traders and apprise them about the party’s ideology.


India polls: BBC beats Twitter, Indian sites; turnout 58-62%


I tried following the Indian elections on Twitter yesterday,
searching both “India” and “Indian elections” for election news. News
came fast from various sources. But the BBC was the best, providing
live coverage, interactive maps as well as in-depth analysis.

Analysis and perspective have become more valuable than ever because breaking news is so easy to get.

That’s
why I wasn’t tempted to post a video of the slipper hurled at the Hindu
nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani, who wants
to be India’s next prime minister. (Videos here in Hindi and in English.)

Interestingly,
almost half the eligible voters voted in Jammu and Kashmir — and more
than half in Arunachal Pradesh, which is claimed by China – according
to the Hindu. Here’s how Jammu and Kashmir was covered by the Chinese
news agency, Xinhua. Thousands voted in Jammu, said another Xinhua report.

It
was the Maoist rebels who waged a violent campaign to disrupt the
polls, killing 16 people, including eight policemen, yesterday deep in
the Indian countryside, reported The Times of India.
Isn’t that ironic? The worst-hit were the Maoist strongholds in
Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. The Maoists want revolution, not
democracy.

The Hindu reports 58 to 62 percent turnout:

65
percent in Andhra Pradesh which includes the IT hub, Hyderabad; 62
percent in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam; 60 percent in Kerala; 50
percent in Uttar Pradesh, India’s biggest state whose chief minister,
Mayawati, wants to be the next prime minister; 48 percent in Jammu and
Kashmir; and 46 percent in Bihar. Parts of Bihar are inside what the
BBC calls the Red Corridor – controlled by the Maoists.

Curiously, the Election Commission of India
is not giving polling percentages in the publicly accessible sections
– maybe because the elections don’t end till May 13. Elections were
held only in 124 of the 543 constituencies yesterday.

Apart from the BBC, the other go-to site is Rediff’s India Votes 2009. The Hindustan Times has the most interactive features among the Indian newspaper sites.

The bad news:

  • The National Election Watch
    reports 222 election candidates — 16 percent of the 1,425 people
    standing for election — have criminal records. Congress is fielding
    24 and the BJP 23 candidates with criminal records.

Incidentally,
the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which opposes America and
supports China, wants a weaker Indian government. “We favour a truly
federal structure in a country as vast as India,” the Marxist leader Prakash Karat
told the BBC. He wants more power for the states, three of which –
West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura — have Marxist governments.

The
CPI (M) has formed a Third Front with Mayawati and her BSP, the former
Tamil film star Jayalalitha who leads the AIADMK strong in Tamil Nadu,
and the Telugu Desam Party leader Chandra Babu Naidu who claims credit
for the technology boom in Hyderabad. They make up the Third Front
fighting the outgoing prime minister Manmohan Singh’s Congress party as
well as the opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

Meanwhile. the Times of India website leads with the news: Heed India, young and affluent wake up to vote.
The young and the rich are voting like never before, it reports from
Hyderabad. Elections in the other big cities – New Delhi, Mumbai,
Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore – will be held later.

This Google map of India is useful, showing the places in the news as the elections continue.


Wealth & Assets Of Candidates In India General Elections 2009

Below are the affidavits of the candidates contesting for the Pune Loksabha Seat in India’s General Elections
2009. Click on the names to open the scanned PDF documents. You can
check the details of the wealth, holdings, assets of the candidates and
their criminal record, if any. Use these links to have a look at
candidate affidavits across - Pune, Maharashtra and  India .

.No Name Sex Address Party Affiliation With Affidavite or without Affidavite Yes/No
1 Anil Shirole M 1201/1A, Ghole Road, Shivajinagar, Pune-411004 Bharatiya Janata Party No
2 Kalmadi Suresh M Kalmadi House, 42/8, Dr. Ketkar Road, Erandwana, Pune-411004 Indian National Congress Yes
3 D.S.K. Alias D.S. Kulkarni M Hariyali, 161/1, Plot No. 8 Ganeshkhind Road, Shvajinagar, Pune-411005 Bahujan Samaj Party Yes
4 Arun Bhatia M D-302, Blue Hills Nagar Road, Yerwada, Pune-411006 People’s Guardian Yes
5 Gulab Tatya Waghmode M Vastushilp No.2, Flat No.18A, Jadhav Nagar, Wadgaon Bk. Pune-411041 Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh Yes
6 Bagban Javed Kasim M 1123, Raviwar Peth, Pune-411002 Indian Union Muslim Ligue Yes
7 Vikramadittya Omprakash Dhiman M Flat No.3, Jeevan Darshan, Neeta Apartment, Bhau Patil Road, Bopodi, Pune 411020 Rashtirya Samaj Paksha Yes
8 Vinod Anand Sinha M 108/1020, gokhalenagar, Pune-411016 Proutist Sarva Samaj Yes
9 Shirole Ranjeet Shrikant M 1121, Model Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune-411005 Maharashtra
Navnirman Sena
Yes
10 Savita Hajare F 120, Rasta Peth, Pune411011 Pyramid Party of India No
11 Sangharsh Arun Apte M Mohite Niwas, Buddhghosh Housing Society, Juni Sangavi, Pune-411027 Prabuddha Republican Party Yes
12 Ajay Vasant Paithankar M 203, Guruwar Peth, Pune-411042 Independent Yes
13 Adagale Bhausaheb Ramchandra M S.No. 22, Sanjay Nagar, T-1/1, Dr. Ambedkar Vasahat, Nigadi, Pune-411044 Independent Yes
14 Ashok Ganpat Palkhe Alias Sutar M 512, Bhavani Peth, Harkanagar, Pune-411002 Independent No
15 Kamtam Ishwar Sambhayya M House No. 1127, Bhavani Peth, Pune-411042 Independent Yes
16 Kulkarni Kaustubh Shashikant M 79, Rasta Peth, Pune-411011 Independent Yes
17 Khan Amanulla Mohmod Al M S.No. 14, Tatya Tope Society, No.2, shivarkar Rasta, Wanvadi, Pune-411040 Independent Yes
18 Khan Nissar Taj Ahmad M S.No. 14, Tatya Tope Society, No.2, shivarkar Rasta, Wanvadi, Pune-411040 Independent Yes
19 P.K. Chavan M Shkuntala Niwas, Survey No.154/2, Plot No.22) Genubhau Mojhe Nagar, (Maji Sainik Nagar), Near Pratik Nagar, Yerwada, Pune-411006 Independent Yes
20 Choudhari Sunil Gulabrao M B-2, Hormany Terraces, Anandnagar, Sinhagad Road, Pune, 411051 Independent Yes
21 Choure Vilas Chintaman M 227, Mangalwar Peth, Pune411011 Independent Yes
22 Tatya Alias Narayan Shankar Wambhire M S. No. 88/7, Gujrath Colony, Kothrud, Pune-411038 Independent Yes
23 Tamboli Shabbir Sajjanbhai M 224, Mangalwar Peth, Pune Independent No
24 Dattatraya Ganesh Talgeri M 13/99, Agarkar Nagar, Pune 411001 Independent Yes
25 Bagade Sachin Maruti M 131/1, Panmala Sinhgad Road, Pune-411030 Independent Yes
26 Balu Alias Anil Shirole M 58, Puna Station, Juni Khadi Machine, Shramik Nagar, Ganesh Appartment, Pune- Independent No
27 Bharat Manohar Gavali M 636, Bibavewadi, Pokale Vasti, Behind A to Z Beckeri, Pune 411037 Independent Yes
28 Bhagwat Raghunath Kamble M Market Yard, Gultekadi, Pune-411037 Independent Yes
29 Rajendra Bhagat Alias Jitu Bhai M 3/B/64, Ganeshnagar, Yerwada, Pune-411006 Independent Yes
30 Vikram Narendra Boke M 801, Indus Appartment, Front of Baner Telephone Exchange, Baner, Pune-411038 Independent Yes
31 Shinde Rajendra Baburao M 238, Mangalwar Peth, Pune-411011 Independent Yes
32 Shaikh Altaf Karim M 1159, Shimpi Ali, Centre Street, Pune-411001. Independent Yes
33 Shrikant Madhusudan Jagtap M 2/481, Naik Chawl, Ganesh Nagar, Bopodi, Pune-411020 Independent Yes
34 Sardesai Kishorkumar Raghunath M J-38, Sneh Paradise, Rambag Colony, Kothrud, Pune-411038 Independent Yes
35 Subhash Narhar Godse M S.No.20/1, Dhankavadi, Punyainagar, Near Shankar Maharaj, Saisadan, Pune-411043 Independent Yes
36 Santosh Alias Somnath Kalu Pawar M 61/66, B.D.D. Chawl Dr. G.M. Bhosale Marg, Worli, Mumbai-400018 Independent No

Source - Election Commission of India

The asset figures unfortunately do not show the true picture, as
politicians across India seem to have found effective ways to hide
wealth and still comply with the election commission norms.  Apart from
the black money option, the primary ways to hide wealth seem to be 1)
True market values of assets is not shown 2) Netas keep their wealth in
the form of trusts and similar legal entities over which they have
absolute control but as such do not own on paper.

http://www.indiaprwire.com/businessnews/20090417/39477.htm

Total worth of two BSP candidates from Delhi is around Rs 750 crore; amount can fund infrastructure projects

They
may not stand a chance of winning in Delhi but if the two Bahujan Samaj
Party (BSP) candidates from the Capital merged their assets, they could
have qualified to bid for the ailing IT giant Satyam.

The two
BSP nominees Kanwar Singh Tanwar and Deepak Bhardwaj have declared
assets worth Rs 150 crore and Rs 620 crore respectively. The amount
totals to Rs 750 crore, the base bid price for Satyam Computers as
fixed by  the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

A
little mathematics reveals that apart from the Satyam bid, the total
assets of the two candidates can fund many infrastructure projects (see
What the two leaders can fund) like the Delhi-Dwarka flyover or the
27.7-km-long Delhi-Gurgaon highway.

Tanwar, who is the BSP
candidate from South Delhi, was proud of his Rs 155.27-crore gold pot.
“I am not like other candidates who own property worth millions and
mention only in thousands. I have paid income tax to the government for
the assets I own. I do not need to hide the details,” said Tanwar.

The
other BSP leader, Deepak Bhardwaj trying his luck from West Delhi
constituency, declared assets more than Rs 620 crore while filing his
nomination papers. “I can assure my voters a fair leadership as I have
everything and will not steal their money,” said Bhardwaj, who is the
richest candidate in the country.

Tanwar runs a flourishing medicine business and is into real estate. Bhardwaj owns agricultural land
and has many hotels to his family’s name.

What the two leaders can fund
Delhi-Dwarka flyover project Rs 100 cr
Andrews Ganj-Khel Gaon Marg flyover project Rs 45 cr
The Delhi-Badarpur signal-free flyover project Rs 340 cr
Naraina flyover project Rs 120 cr
The 27.7-km-long Delhi-Gurgaon highway project, including nine flyovers, Rs 550 cr

Cyber campaigning seen coming of age in Indian elections

The use of internet for campaigning, being tested in India in the
ongoing general elections, will emerge as a powerful medium when the
world’s largest democracy is ready for the next polls in 2009,
concludes a leading tech publication.

The use of internet for campaigning, being tested in India in the
ongoing general elections, will emerge as a powerful medium when the
world’s largest democracy is ready for the next polls in 2009,
concludes a leading tech publication.

‘Cyber campaigning may come
of age in 2009 elections if politicians see marginal gains by using
Internet and mobile technologies,’ says Ibrahim Ahmad, group editor of
Dataquest, which has done a report in its e-governance magazine.

‘Their faith in e-governance could go up significantly.’

The
magazine says parties are now moving to the next stage - from static
websites to interactive net strategies by building online communities
and social networking sites to actively use technology to reach out to
the electorate.

In a way, all major political parties are
trying to reach out to mass and class and the use of the online medium
has become an inseparable part of election campaign this year. The
biggest motivator is the cost factor, the magazine says.

‘A
spend of Rs.300,000-400,000 can get you around four million impressions
- far cheaper compared to other media,’ says Mrutunjoy Mishra,
co-founder of Internet research firm, Juxtconsult.com.

‘So, it makes good sense as well.’

Dataquest
says parties can draw other advantages by using the Internet, such as
reaching out to voters even when balloting in on. The reason: the
election code is unclear on how to stop promotions on the net 24 hours
before polling.

Party supporters also chip-in with
updates on different websites like You Tube and Orkut.

 Finding
that nearly 60 percent of the 40-50 million Internet users live in top
eight cities and could impact some 50 Lok Sabha seats.

Prime ministerial wannabe Mayawati is expected to launch
her own blog. But large number of intellectual SC/STs all over the world use groups such as Yahoo etc. and have created websites such as http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org etc. to propagate for BSP. In fact they out number other party supporters. They simultaneously link with their traditional caders who personaly meet the voters and lead them to the polling booths to ensure victory for their party chief to become the Prime Minister.

Samajwadi Party, whose chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has
come out strongly against the use of computers, appears oblivious to
the power of the net, so it seems is the case with other regional
parties, save exceptions like Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

If 2009
general elections was the ‘beta launch’ for parties using the Internet
to reach out to the electorate, the next round is expected to see this
medium ‘go live’ to emerge as an effective tool for campaigning - as
Barack Obama experienced during the 2008 US presidential election.

Rahul Gandhi, YSR pray at Tirupati temple

Hyderabad, April 17, Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi and
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy prayed separately
at the famous Lord Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati.


Gandhi, one of the key campaigners for the Congress party, made an
unscheduled visit to the temple located on Tirumala Hills around
midnight.

The young MP from Amethi reached the temple town Thursday night
after addressing a series of election meetings in coastal Andhra and
Rayalaseema regions.

Officials of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the
affairs of India’s richest temple, said Gandhi spent 20 minutes during
his first visit to the shrine.

The Congress leader had a night halt in the temple town and left for campaigning Friday morning.

YSR, as the chief minister is popularly known, also prayed at the
temple after seeing off Gandhi. He later resumed campaigning in
Rayalaseema.

Tirupati was a Buddhist center. Rulers of Prabuddha Bharath used to visit every year for meditation after tonsuring their heads which is the original practice of Buddhists. Now people tonsure their heads and apply the symbol on their fore heads. By now Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi and
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy whould have come to know the result after seeing them with the symbol.

FACTBOX - Potential swing states in elections

REUTERS - India goes to the polls in a general election from April 16 to May 13.

Here are details of five most important swing states which account for a total of 243 out of 543 parliamentary seats.

* UTTAR PRADESH (80 seats)

India’s most populous state could be a key election with an
outside chance the chief minister Mayawati could become
the country’s next
prime minister.

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which champions the cause of SC/STs or “untouchables”and now the entire people, cannot be challenged by Congress and
the Samajwadi Party (SP), who cannot defeat Mayawati even after they pool their
vote share, since Mayawati enjoys the pro-incumbancy factor after sharing the wealth of the state amongst all sections of the society.

There is every chance that the current Congress-SP alliance, seen by analysts as a marriage of convenience, may crumble.

 Mayawati will build on her success at the state level and also from all over the country because of the anti-incumbancy factor for the Congress and violent hatred campaign of BJP, she

will become the Prime Minister.

Congress has in the past deployed two of its star campaigners,
party chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul, in the state but failed to
make significant inroads
.

BSP keen on increasing vote share in Stateto win at least 14 seats in Karnataka

Party
has decided to contest all 28 Lok Sabha seats


BSP’s vote share has been increasing since 2004

It wants to reduce the influence of other parties


BANGALORE: Even though the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to
field its candidates in all the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in
Karnataka, in order to make Mayawati as the Prime Minister is more interested in
increasing its vote share in the State than and  winning at least 14 seats.

 We will have real chance in most of the constituencies in
Karnataka, including Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Bangalore South, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, etc and we
hope to substantially increase our vote share in Karnataka and lay the
foundation for the party’s growth in the State,” general secretary of
the BSP’s Karnataka unit Gopinath told..


Gradual increase

The BSP’s vote share in the State has been gradually increasing
since 2004.

“We want to more vote share this time around. We hope to touch eight to 50 per cent,” Mr. Gopinath said.

By laying emphasis on increasing its vote share, the BSP is seeking
to reduce the influence of other parties, particularly national parties
such as the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, which it has
dubbed “Manuvadi” parties.

However, BSP leader Mahesh said the party’s presence in the poll
arena had already started upsetting the traditional voting pattern. In
the 2008 Assembly elections, the BSP not only came second in many seats
but also ensured the defeat of Congress in 14 seats. “The number of
votes polled by the Congress and the BSP in 14 seats was more than that
of the eventual winners,” Mr. Mahesh claimed.

Now the image of the party has gone up multifold because of Ms Mayawati. Almost all sections of the society is hopeful of her becoming the Prime Minister.

Daily News Events 6th April 2009


http://election.rediff.com/special/2009/apr/17/loksabhapolls-the-songs-of-mayawati.htm
 
Event Name :
Nizam Ali Khan BSP Candidate Filing Nomination in Mysore
Event Date :
6th April 2009
Event Description :
BSP Candidate Nizam Ali Khan filing nomination for the Lok Sabha Elections at DC Office, in Mysore
Photo Date :
6th April 2009
Photo Caption :
BSP Candidate Nizam Ali Khan filing nomination for the Lok Sabha Elections at DC Office, in Mysore on Monday 6th April 2009
Photo Credit : pics4news.

JD(U) to support BSP candidate

Special Correspondent

Bangalore: The State unit of the Janata Dal (United) has decided to
support Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Vijayaraj Singh contesting from
Bangalore Central, which goes to the polls on April 23.

JD(U) general secretary Lokpal Jain told presspersons here on
Saturday that the party had decided to support Mr. Singh in line with
its policy to support candidates who comply with the ideology of the
party.

Mr. Singh had requested the party to support him as it had not
fielded any candidate and the political objectives of the JD(U) and the
BSP were similar. The party had agreed to support Mr. Singh considering
his political, social and educational background.

The party had deliberated a lot about extending support to Mr.
Singh. However, in the light of alleged electoral offences and
violations of the code of conduct by the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata
Party and the Janata Dal (Secular), the party decided to support Mr.
Singh, Mr. Jain said.






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