Bharat Bandh coverage overshadowed Delhi HC rejecting Sonia, Rahul’s plea

The Bharat Bandh called by the Congress on Monday Sept 10 was mostly a failure. We have talked about this already.

But what if it wasn’t? What if it wasn’t a failure? What if the Bharat Bandh has played its intended role already and done so successfully? Is it possible that Bharat Bandh was called on that very day to overshadow coverage of a likely setback in court?

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You know I always like to ask the questions nobody is asking. When social media was laughing at the amount of public money that was spent on Kejriwal during HDK’s swearing in, I was more interested in why the amounts spent on Sonia ji and Rahul ji were NOT made public.

I’ll do the same with Bharat Bandh. Only last month, the Dynasty had suffered a very similar setback in court.

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At that time, remember that the Delhi HC also denied the request to put reporting restrictions on the media in this matter.

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So, this time, did Congress try the same thing in a slightly different way? Instead of making a fool of themselves in court by demanding reporting restrictions, did they try to crowd out the media coverage of a likely legal setback by calling Bharat Bandh on the same day?

You never know. But you should definitely ask.

And there are other questions. I am no legal eagle and maybe there is some legal fine print difference between the petition rejected by Delhi HC in Aug and the one rejected by same Delhi HC on Monday, but they look more or less the same to me. I have no idea why the legal system is going around in circles deciding the same matter over and over again. Shouldn’t the Delhi HC fine the petitioners for attempting to waste the time of the court?

We get it now. There are no legal grounds whatsoever for stopping the Income Tax Department from re-assessing the IT returns of the Dynasty. We already know what the IT Dept has reassessed and discovered. When does the real trial begin? We are bored of the endless petitions to delay and / or quash the case.

As an appetizer, I would like to know if the Gandhis did indeed deposit Rs 10 crore like the court ordered them to.

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Or is this one also caught up on an endless merry go round of petitions and postponements?

The sparseness of the reporting on the Young Indian / National Herald case itself tells a story of just how scared our media is about reporting on the Dynasty. I have looked all over the place … no media house has followed up and found out whether the Dynasty actually complied with the order to deposit 10 crores.

Not even Republic TV. And readers of this blog will know that I am mightily thankful for Republic TV. I remember rubbing my eyes in disbelief and pinching myself when I heard Arnab name Sonia Gandhi and take on her in his high shouting voice. I believe it might be the first time I have heard a media voice on television say something negative about Sonia Gandhi.

One last thing. Each time I take to this blog and try to write about National Herald case, I often don’t know what to say. The reason again is that the reporting surrounding this case in media is so sparse and so dry that there is often little to say beyond mentioning the headline. All the media’s love for digging up things, for scams and sensation somehow disappears miraculously when it comes to the Dynasty.

 

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22 thoughts on “Bharat Bandh coverage overshadowed Delhi HC rejecting Sonia, Rahul’s plea

  1. ” NEED FOR AUSTERITY MEASURES ”
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    To have a smart bureaucracy at Centre and States,posts of Directors,Addl Secretaries, Principal Secretaries,Addl Chief Secretaries etc must be scrapped.

    Similarly, posts of Addl Commissioners,Joint commissioners,ADGs are being created in the name of Cadre Restructuring ,without proportionate increase in responsibilities
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    Worse, posts of consultants are being created in every department with impunity to favour the favourites from outside or rehabilitate retired bureaucrats.

    The additional “designations” are considered redundant causing avoidable strain on public exchequer.

    Services delivery mechanism continues to be hopeless due to non-operation of Right to Services Act.
    Penalty clause is never invoked

    Public demands a lean,thin,smart bureaucracy in the digital age,not the idling bureaucracy.

    Maximum Government means Minimum Governance, Maximum corruption.

    Political Executives at the Centre and States, must be asked to drastically curtail consumption of petrol and diesel.

    PM Modi is expected to lead the Nation by example in view of the impending elections.
    Political rhetorics have no place for gullible voters.

    Public wants PM Modi to return after general elections in the national interest, not the ” DYNASTY CROOKS ”
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    A K SAXENA (A former civil servant)
    http://www.aksaxena.co.in

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  2. “All the media’s love for digging up things, for scams and sensation somehow disappears miraculously when it comes to the Dynasty ”

    The media loves to portray Modi as a villian. There are umpteen articles criticizing and reviling Modi. But there are none criticizing the dynasty.

    The media is completely sold out. Bikau. False. Without morals.

    Hence mainstream media is dead. It is being kept alive by illegal money for the time being. But in spirit it is dead and useless.

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  3. In employing a diversion tactics, no political party in India can match Congress party. Latest being to divert nation’s attention from Mr. 3R’s exposure, about NPA during UPA government, they have started from roof top that Mr. Jaitley met MP Vijay Malya. When then MP Vijay Malya just met Mr. Jaitley while walking for few steps. Haven’t we seen pictures of Rahul Gandhi seating in a VIP booth with Lalit Modi?

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    1. J. Gopikrishnan, whom I respect a lot, has tweeted that this is a lesson for Jaitley, who thought he could remain friendly with the Congress while being in the Modi cabinet. So all of Jaitley’s going slow and protecting PC and KC plus other assorted Congress crooks has not paid off, according to Gopi. The comments afterwards interesting, as is the whole series of tweets by Gopi.

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          1. If indeed Jai-Italy was/is a member of “Club 180” whose aim is to ensure that Modi will not return as PM, so that he could become PM with the support of Congress, I hope he is wiser now (though somehow I doubt it).

            On a related note, I just came across this web site, which seems to have been launched on January 2nd of this year, called “Mission 360+”. Perhaps some of the younger and more energetic folks on this forum can volunteer:

            https://mission360.plus/2018/01/02/mission360plus/

            It does not seem to be officially connected with the BJP, so please be cautious when sharing personal information.

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            1. “If indeed Jai-Italy was/is a member of “Club 180” whose aim is to ensure that Modi will not return as PM, so that he could become PM with the support of Congress, I hope he is wiser now (though somehow I doubt it).”

              By all accounts, Jaitley is the most pwerful minister in the Modi govt, and has been given the most power by Modi after winning 2014 on his own. As such, if jaitley isa part of this “club 180”, so is modi.

              Therefore, i suggest you to say bye bye to Modi and start campaigning SuSu for PM if you think Jaitley is so evil

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  4. Off-topic but Akhilesh Mishra has summarised “What NaMo has done for the middle class”:

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    1. This is the real problem with the voters. They don’t value indirect benefits by BJP government’s action and many don’t see Congress as villain as they ask after so many scams and scandals by Congress how much they got hurt DIRECTLY in their pockets?

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      1. Rishi Bagree has put out a tweet which I paraphrase as: “People will drive to a multiples and pay Rs. 500 for a $s. 20 box of popcorn and then complain that a Rs. 2 rise in the price of petrol has hurt them.”

        In this respect the labour class people are far more pragmatic. In my observation, far more middle-class persons have a “loser mentality” of wanting things without working for them (handouts) than the labour class people. This is true at least in the combined AP. Not sure about states like Kerala though — no firsthand knowledge!

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    2. This is an excellent thread. Middle class should understand that they will loose hard cash and real money if they dont re-elect NaMo in 2019. The double whammy of inflation and rising prices will empty their pockets in no time. Morover they will be inflicting hardship on the poorer class if they dont re-elect NaMo.

      The poor really got a breather in the last 5 years. Rs 25000 today goes further than Rs 25000 in 2013.

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  5. “And there are other questions. I am no legal eagle and maybe there is some legal fine print difference between the petition rejected by Delhi HC in Aug and the one rejected by same Delhi HC on Monday, but they look more or less the same to me. I have no idea why the legal system is going around in circles deciding the same matter over and over again. Shouldn’t the Delhi HC fine the petitioners for attempting to waste the time of the court?”

    There was ni judgement in August. In August, the court was still hearing teh matter, and no final order was given. What happened though was that the court refused to provide interim relief and protection to them,and set the next date of hearing.

    Now the final order is given, and the next venue for the lawyers of scamgress is SC

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    1. HC in Aug, solved the problem. On Monday, the HC solved the solution. I am against lawyers drafting any laws. They have vested interest in drafting ambiguous laws which helps their fraternity to get employment (cases) later on. Most of the courts are choked with inter departmental govt. litigation. Here too vested interest comes into picture with business provided to lawyers at public expense. DNA of most Indian’s being what it is (not only Biharis), there could be kickbacks in selectively allocating cases to lawyers.

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  6. Friends off the topic, there are some rumors that, Modi is planning to trifurcate Kashmir. That means Ladakh and Jammu will become separate states.
    https://rightlog.in/2018/09/jammu-ladakh-kashmir-trifurcation-01/

    If Modi is really making this trifurcation, I think it will be one of the biggest thing and biggest boon for Jammu and Ladakh. Hope he implements this soon. BJP will also get many votes. Hope Modi just does not plan but implement it soon.

    As expected, Gogoi is next CJI. Best news for opposition.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/justice-ranjan-gogoi-appointed-new-cji/articleshow/65799110.cms

    So, now Gogoi will be opposition leader, with more powers.

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    1. Dear Mehul,

      The trifurcation of J&K, with Ladakh being a union territory instead of a state, was proposed even during Vajpayee’s time, but he did nothing about it. Had he implemented it, the current Islamisation of the Jammu region could have been avoided. It is not a coincidence that all those 30,000 Rohingyas have been settled in Jammu and not Kashmir. The proposed institutions like AIIMS, IIT etc. have all been hijacked to Kashmir by the Abdullah + Mehbooba corrupt dynasts, leaving Jammu with nothing. Sonam Mahajan keeps pointing out that Jammu pays more taxes than Kashmir and gets nothing in return — even after voting for the BJP in the Assembly elections.

      If this report were to come true, that would earn a great deal of goodwill for the BJP throughout India, though Jammu as a state would have only two MP seats.

      As for the elevation of Gogoi, the pipeline is 100% full of Congressis, so nothing would have been gained by stalling his appointment. A far better strategy would be simply to defy any orders that represent judicial overreach (e.g., “staying” the Rafale deal).

      Speaking of which, the PIL filed by Tehseen Poonawallah is coming up for a hearing today. I wonder why the Congress is so publicly distancing itself from that PIL!

      And as expected the SC has bailed out big ticket economic offenders by “staying” the RBI notification on insolvency proceedings. What next, I wonder: Aadhar, Rafale deal, …

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      1. We keep hearing that only five districts in Kashmir are causing all the problem. Those five districts should be kept as Kashmir and the rest of the area should be divided between Jammu and Ladakh. Pakistan can then decide whether it wants to keep going down the path of ruin for five small districts. Na rahega baans,na bajegi bansuri.
        The areas of Jammu and Ladakh will start growing economically and Government can also pour money into the development of Jammu and Ladakh.

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  7. For whatever reasons, the cases falling under Finance Ministry headed by Jaitley has shown little progress (extremely slow action). The most charitable explanation is he was busy with so many big ticket issues like GST roll out, fiscal policies to control inflation, etc. Now that the roll out has been done and fiscal deficits are under control, he should ensure that the cases falling under his ministry gets expedited. Having said that, all this could be stymied by our great judiciary who seem to be giving Chidambaram family a free pass from prosecution by preventing their arrest and allowing them to travel abroad freely. Same can be said of many cases of UPA era that came up for hearing… 2G Scam… What hope is there for getting any prosecution with so many people in the ecosystem working to protect the Dynasty and their minions?

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  8. I agree with this post I saw somewhere… Way to bust this oft-repeated charge by the Congress. Just require all petrol bunks to itemize the price of petrol/diesel.

    Make every petrol bunk to display a board as follows
    Basic Price : 34.00
    Central Tax: 13.00
    State Tax : 30.00
    Dealers
    Commission: 6.00
    Total/ Ltr. 83.00

    Then people will decide where the problem lies.
    Even the tax collected by centre is spent towards state’s development.

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    1. Good idea. Almost everybody is now aware of this breakup thanks to Social Media.

      Which is why the Bandh was so ridiculous. Has Congress reduced the State Tax in Punjab and Karnataka ? No. That should have been the first step before calling for the Bandh if they were so worried about people.

      But they were not worried about people. They were not worried about daily wage earners. They just wanted to intimidate people. They wanted damage to public property. Callous bunch.

      Does the Congress have guts to call a Bandh one week before elections ? No. Because they would get wiped out. Hope someone prepares a calendar of all the Bandhs Congress called for and estimates the loss to the country thereof.

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