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Landmark year of scams: CPI(M)

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  1. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has described 2010 as a landmark year in Independent India's history in terms of the number of scams. In an editorial in the People's Democracy, party organ, it drew attention to the several disquieting trends that have emerged as a result.

    The year stood out as one which saw a serious attack on Parliament and the institutions of parliamentary democracy. Apart from the virtual annulling of the winter session, the functioning of the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Central Vigilance Commission etc. had also come under a cloud.

    Terming the increase in prices of all essential commodities another scam, the CPI(M) said this was taking place at the expense of people's livelihood.

    Together with the scams in 2G spectrum, illegal mining, land allocations, IPL cricket tournament, the Commonwealth Games and Adarsh Housing Society, the rise in prices due to speculative trading meant that money was allowed to be siphoned off.

    It should have been better spent on social sector schemes. That would have positively contributed to enhancing the livelihood levels of the common man or the “aam aadmi,” said the editorial.

    The CPI(M) called for a set of new regulations and, if necessary, laws to ensure that such massive manipulation in the system that permitted loot was prevented.

    “This would be the central agenda of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). Recollect that it was only after the JPC recommendations on the Harshad Mehta stock market scam that regulations strengthening our financial sector operations were brought into effect,'' it said.

    The editorial felt that things would have been different had the Prime Minister announced before the end of the winter session that he had nothing to hide and was willing to face the Public Accounts Committee.

    All these developments had only strengthened the direction of the drift of the UPA-II government further. This, in turn, was feeding speculation of political uncertainty in the year to come.

    “Our experience this year shows that if a government has to function effectively, it is not only a question of numbers for a majority in the Lok Sabha; to a far greater extent, it is the question of a clear agenda based on a vision of improving the quality of life of our people and, thus, creating a better India. On this score, this government is found to be singularly wanting despite the fact that it has been rubbing shoulders at the “high table” with the G-20 or despite the propaganda associated with having the leaders of all P-5 countries paying state visits to India,'' observed the editorial.

    The Hindu : Front Page : Landmark year of scams: CPI(M)
     
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    Coltsfan <b>SENIOR MEMBER</b> SENIOR MEMBER

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    It is true, if elections were to be held today UPA would be voted out of power.

    Fortunately, general elections are not due till 2014:partay::partay::partay:
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    wait till 2014....we will have many new scams :lol:
     
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    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    it also depends on comming 2011 elections in five states mainly Tamilnadu and West bengal.if UPA lose both states,it will change coalition equations ...and the government will go down in 2011:tongue1:
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    that will be very unfortunate if govt goes down in 2011. congress or bjp....we need govt which can function for 5 years.
     
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    yeah and then we'll have the same cycle of coalitions and govts that we had in late 80 early 90s, one govt 54 days, another 13 months, another few weeks etc.

    and then UPA will be back in power :tongue1:

    Problem with opposition parties is, they miss so much being in opposition that they can't govern effectively and so public puts them back where they belong at earliest opportunity. :smokin:
     
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    All the asian nations are equally corrupted. [maybe south asian nations little more]. Even china is corrupted.
    I think this is a good thing that we're catching the scams because they happen in all the asian countries but we're catching them at least. It just goes to show that public is awaking. :)
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Congress is in opposition in almost half of the states. Your comment applies on them equally :lol:
     
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    Honestly, I really don't care who's forming the govt at state level. I just don't want another Devegoda, ChandraShekhar, VP Singh, IK Gujral becoming the PM. God forbid if Lalu Yadav/Mayawati/Rabri Devi etc. become PM.
     
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    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Amazing. Thank you CPM for so ably contributing through Lavalin. Hell every little bit counts. And where CPM could not contribute quantitatively, they contributed qualitatively- by thumping their chests when letting down VSA. 'Is hamam mein hum sub nange hain'
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    It is correct that we need stable govt at centre level to have a stable economic growth but that does not mean state govt has no functions. They have to work along with the cnetre to have a good growth. And yes we dont need any Devegoda type government. Aur agar Parliament me mayawati ki statue chahiye to vote Mayawati :lol:
     
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    I think UPA should be re elected in power. [well its too far to talk about it but still] and I hope even rahul will be matured by then and won't make any childish statements. haha. But If NDA came in power, the country would be run by sangh. And PM would be someone like Narendra Modi. No doubt he has done a fantastic job in Gujarat but he would just make another Indira gandhi like leader.
     
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    In TN, Congi has not formed a govt on its own for decades. In WB it was voted out in 1977, and so far has not come within a sniffing distance of power. If left is voted out, TMC will emerge, with Congi at most a junior partner.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that situation, if regional parties be senior partner at state level and congress remains senior party at national level, I think it is a fair trade off.
     
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    Well we haven't seen the Snagh's front party make any in-rodes in these states either have we :azn:
     
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