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    An Open Letter to Prime Minister
    An open letter to our Prime Minister : India : Sharmila Ravinder : TOI Blogs

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      another one to be shamed off

      THE WEALTH OF SHARAD PAWAR
      by Joyeeta Basu T - - he less than gentle joke in Maharashtra is that Sharad Pawar “Saheb” . has enough personal wealth to run Delhi for five years . Pawar disagreesThe formal statement he has filed before the Election Commission on oath indicates that Pawar is so poor that he might - barely manage to buy a mid size flat in one of the slightly better . 3.6 . neighbourhoods of DelhiHe is worth just Rs crores - , Even a casual chat with Pawar watchers in mumbaiPune and Baramati . leaves one bedazzled at the Pawar wealth machineTales abound about , , , , thousands of acres of landreal estate dealsIT parkscorporate hubs . family trusts and nepotism , , His wealth is the stuff that legendsand jokesare made ofH e has . , hidden this wealth wellAs a senior Marathi journalist in Mumbaiwho , , preferred the security of anonymitypointed outno one is willing to . , , expose himHe has money and money buys ‘friends’in mediain , industryand across po . litical divisions At the heart of this ‘phenomenon’ is what some people describe as a , ‘lust’ for landmostly agricultural land whose price can go up as much as times when converted to non agricultural land in the semi urban areas of Maharash, . traparticularly in the vicinity of Mumbai and Pune Land has played a considerable role in the controversies that have , dogged Sharad Pawarfrom the time he was accused of der 285 eserving plots in Mumbai so that they could be sold to industrial houses when he . ( ) was chief ministerA recent PILPublic Interest Litigationhas alleged illegal allotment of land by Maharashtra Krishna Khore Vikas ( Mahamandal Ma , harashtra Krishna Valley Development Corporation MKD) . VCover a period of years to benefit the Pawar clan . Land is not bought directlyOnce it has been purchased by a ( frontmanor through a power of attorney taken from the farmer selling ), the landan obliging state government starts to build infrastructure in . ; the areaPrices skyrocketand the land is either sold or used for . construction Satish Magar built Magarpatta City in the Hadapsar area of Pune’s . outskirtsIt is a spectacular IT and corporate hub built on what was . once farmland , , A second developerAniruddha Deshpandeis one of the promoters , of Lavasa hill stationa lifestyle hill resort be ing advertised by Lavasa Corporation Limited as “Free In . dia’s largest hill station”Among the , , - promoterstill recentlywere Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule and son - in law Sadanan, ; dawho is a legitimate businessmanthey jointly owned sub . stantial shares in Lavasa CorporationThe Sules withdrew from the 2006. project in The project is being developed professionally by some of the best names in big business like Hindustan Construc ( ) tionCompany HCC of , , Ajit Gulabchandthe Avanta Group of Gautam ThaparVenkateshwara HatcheriesAniruddha Deshpande and Vithal Maniaraccording to the Lavasa web . . siteDeshpande and Maniar are close associates of Pawar , Maniar is an industrialist and a trustee in Vidya Pratisthanthe . educational institute chaired by PawarThe Pratisthan was started by 1972 Pawar in and now has its own ‘Vidya Na , gari’a campus comprising , , , schoolscolleges and hostels in BaramatiPawar’s constituencyand is . run by a trust , If Pawar has powerful supportershe also has detractors ready to . accuse him of impropriety . 148 2006 PIL No of was filed in Bombay High Court by Shamsundar . 2002 Haribhau Potare of BaramatiIt alleges that in Lavasa was illegally 141.15 given hectares of Krishna Valley land at a time when Pawar’s , nephew Ajit Pawara min , ister in Maharashtra governmentwas . , chairman of MKVDCIt accuses Ajit Pawar and Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar , another minister and MKVDC chairman after Ajit Pawarof nepo . tism , , According to the PILapart from Lavasaland was ille gally given to the : following » , Vidya Pratisthan of Baramatian educational institute of which Pawar , 1.45 13.1 . is chairmanreceived hectares and hectares in Baramati » ( Anant Smriti Pratisthan of Baramatinamed after Pawar’s broth er and ), 2.1 Ajit Pawar’s father Anantreceived hectares in Bara mati and one . hectare in Pune » , Sharadchandraji Scout and Guide Training CentreBaramati was 3 . allottedhectares of land 528.7 The PIL’s primary allegation is that MKDVC leased out around , hectares of landa substantial part of which went to Pawar and his . , people at an incredibly low priceTo give an exampleLavasa was 141.15 22,928 allotted hectares of land at a monthly rent of Rs for a lease 30 . 275,136 , period of years for the projectThat is around Rs a yearand a 82 30 , - little over Rs lakhs in yearschicken feed when compared to the . money involved in Lavasa and the profit to be made from it The PIL also says that Krishna Valley land is not meant for , commercial usebut Lavasa is purely a commercial ven , ture andthat , the land was disposed of illegallywithout in . viting tenders , , Significantlyin March this yearthe Bombay High Court said that the charges levelled against Pawar and others in the PIL were serious and . could not be ignored , Sources say that Lavasaon the banks of Warasgaon Lake in Mose 2000 Valley had its germination around the year in Pearly Blue Lake , Resort Private Limitedin which Anirud . dha Deshpande was director , Located in the heart of the Sahyadri mountainsMose Valley gets its name from the river flowing through it and offers a spectacular view of . 200 65 the neighbouring mountainsAbout km from Mumbai and km , from Punethe val ley has the potential to develop as a prime tourist . , locationIt is also one of the main sources of Pune’s drinking water 11.5 with the Khadakvasala dam on Mose river having a live capacity of ( ) , TMCthousand million cubicfeetalmost as much as Pune needs in a . yearLavasa is being accused of diverting part of that water for its own 1 . purpose by building its private dam with a capacity ofTMC - Pearly Blue Lake Resort Private Limited reemerged as Lake City Corporation Private Limited and then Lavasa Cor . poration LimitedThe original and principal shareholders in Lavasa Corporation Limited included Aniruddha Desh ,Pawar’s daughter Supriya Suleson in law , law Sadananda SuleVithal Maniar and Venkateshwara Hatcheries . Limited 2006 The Sules withdrew from Lavasa soon after a January Times Of India - report drew attention to the fact that the CongressNCP government had worked overtime to issue clearances to the lake city . project 141 Lavasa of course is much more than the hectares of disputed . Krishna Valley landThe hill station is being built in an area that earlier 17 . had villagesCritics say that most of the land was acquired from 1,000 10,000 ; farmers at a rate of Rs to Rs an acrethe current going rate would be approxi 1 . mately Rscrore an acreVillagers are not allowed to . visit what was once their ancestral landIt is said that the Maharashtra 200 government has seized acres of land which be long to farmers who . have run away or gone missingThe government is now leasing out this . land to LavasaThe road to Lavasa is being developed with , . government moneybut naturally , Water plays a central role in any developmentso is it a matter of coincidence that Sharad Pawar’s nephew Ajit has been controlling , Maharashtra’s water for almost a decade in different capacitiesand ? , particularly as water resources ministerCurrentlythough his water , resources portfolio excludes Krishna Valley Irrigation Corporationhe is at the centre of the Lavasa controversy as he was the chairman of 1999 2004. MKDVC from December to December , - Pune city is fortunate to have enough waterpermitting large scale ; - developmentand when there is largescale con , struction activity . politicians are never far behind 117.52 Take the km long ‘Ring Road’ that is being built around Pune to . 15 decongest city trafficAs many as town ships are being planned . 100- adjacent to this roadEach of these approximately acre townships will have anything be 10,000 15,000 , 1,000 tween and flatsand a sq ft flat 30 . can cost up to Rs lakh in such areasThe builders involved are part . of a coterie surrounding the powerful politicians Land is also ‘bought’ through power of attorney and de velopment ; 5,000 agreementsat least acres of farmland have been purchased in . Pune’s neighbourhood in different plotsThe ‘power of attorney’ scheme also serves to hide the identity of any one seeking a benami . purchase Other projects include Amano , ra Park Townwhose launch was an- nounced last year by Aniruddha Desh . pande’s City CorporationSpread 400 over acres of land at Hadapsar and adja , cent to Magarpatta City , , Amanora will have apartment blocksschoolhospi, talmarket and the other parapherna lia that have become the norm for lux . ury townships 20 Nanded City is being built by the farmers of Nanded village about . km from PuneSatish Magar is the promot 700- er of this acre project and is plan . ning to replicate the Magarpatta City model at NandedRoha in . the Konkan area too has had its share of ‘development’ , “Pawar owns property all over the worldright from Cal ifornia to India , , , and beyond ” asserts Sambhajirao Kakadeerstwhile MP from Baramati a former president of state Ja . nata Dal and now a Congress leaderHe , has no proof for such an allegationwhich may be provoked by political . enmityThe Kakade family has known the Pawars right from the time Pawar’s father Govindrao came from Satara to settle in the vil lage of - - Katewadi near Baramati and owned a mere threeandhalf acres of . land A visit to Baramati taluka , 100 , andtown about km from Punegives , one an idea of the extent of the Pawar controlinfluence and the ability . - , to achieve something if he wants toSix time MP from BaramatiPawar - -- -

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        Rajiv Gandhi's Picture in top most account holders of SWISS BANK in Swiss Bank Invest

        SWISS Bank shows Rajiv Gandhi's picture in top high customers


        Pls refer below link for more shocking details..


        Swiss Bank Account of Rajiv Gandhi - - Others Forum - Chartered Accountants India,Taxpayers, CA India, CWA ,ICAI, Company Secretary ,CS, Cost Accountants, MBA, Finance Professionals
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          That is the reason.. why congress is not supporting/disclosing a/c holders names

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            Majority of the Indians knows that who is having black money looted out of the country but still they are voted to power again and again ( Third time in Delhi) and second time in the centre. Seems all chors are united to loot the nation

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              Originally posted by sharmafire View Post
              Majority of the Indians knows that who is having black money looted out of the country but still they are voted to power again and again ( Third time in Delhi) and second time in the centre. Seems all chors are united to loot the nation
              Congress Sucks......... , Before independence we was looted by British and after independence Indian public is being looted 1000 times more by Congresi Netas. India is shining only for 20% public, for other 80% public Indian Government only Sucks..

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                saurabh Bhai, though i am no supporter of Congress, but who ever has the privilege to be in power, loots this country . Congress was in power most of the time, since independence, so they have got the major share of the loot . The rest of the political alignments r not far behind, they try to loot with impunity, whenever they r in power, so as to cover up for the lost time .

                Originally posted by saurabh2011 View Post
                Congress Sucks......... , Before independence we was looted by British and after independence Indian public is being looted 1000 times more by Congresi Netas. India is shining only for 20% public, for other 80% public Indian Government only Sucks..
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                  Why India can not feed its people

                  Why India can't feed its people, asks Canadian media

                  Economy and Policy






                  Gurmukh Singh, On Monday 18 July 2011, 9:11 AM

                  Toronto, July 18 (IANS) In this Year of India in Canada, India is making news in the media here - not for the second highest growth rate in the world but for its 'absolute poverty'' and failure to 'feed its people.''
                  The Canadian media has also likened 'the boom in Bihar' to 'a whimper'.
                  Writing under the headline 'Why India can't feed its people,' the country's biggest daily Toronto Star reported from New Delhi Sunday, 'Food is an all-consuming crisis here. Waste is only one facet. Agriculture, infrastructure, inflation, innovation and corruption are others. It is a scourge and challenge for this country of 1.2 billion people...''
                  According to it, '40 percent of Indian children remain chronically malnourished,'' with this figure in some parts of India even higher than some sub-Saharan countries.
                  Citing reports of hungry children eating mud in parts of Uttar Pradesh, the newspaper story said, 'Today, there is less food available for each Indian resident that there was 30 years ago. In 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available, India produced 436 grams of food grains per person per day, a drop from 445.3 in 2006.''
                  The report said, 'As much as 40 per cent of all the fruits, vegetables and food grains grown in India never make it to the market. The country wastes more grain each year than Australia produces, and more fruits and vegetables than the UK consumes.''
                  Blaming the lack of R&D for the crisis in the Indian agriculture sector which has led to 200,000 suicides since 1997, the report said, 'While China pumps $3.5 billion into agricultural research - Chinese farmers grew 6.2 metric tons of rice per hectare in 2008, double India's output - India's spends a fraction of that.''
                  In another story from Dharampur Mushahar Toll in Bihar, the national daily Globe and Mail reported Sunday that 'the boom in Bihar sounds more like a whimper.''
                  Bihar, which has the lowest literacy rate, the highest child-mortality rate and the lowest life expectancy in India, has become a synonym not for intractable despair, but for turnaround under a new reformist government led by 'a pot-bellied, teetotalling sot engineer named Nitish Kumar,'' the report said.
                  But 'to travel in Bihar - in the rural areas or in the capital, Patna, where the streets are choked with garbage and the lights flicker out every couple of hours - is to see both how the place has changed, and how terribly far it has to go. And it is in this, more than anything else, that Bihar is emblematic of India - of its dark side of absolute poverty and exclusion, and how very difficult a task it is to change them,'' the report said.
                  The paper said, 'Half the children (in Dharampur Mushahar Toll) are without clothes; a third of them have the deep hacking coughs and crusted snot of chronic respiratory-tract infections. In the newly built early-learning centre, a gaggle of three-year-olds sits beneath one tattered poster of the English alphabet - not that there is anyone around who can read it. Few people have any food in their tiny houses; they buy what they can each day after working on the land of higher-caste villagers.''
                  But giving credit to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who inherited a 'wretched mess' after '15 years of misrule by a theatrical thug Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri', the report said that under him 'the reign of the criminals (has) collapsed; now, in the evenings, the city streets throng with shoppers and families out for ice cream.''
                  Infrastructure construction is booming, school enrollments have doubled and doctors and teachers show up for duty on time.
                  But 'Mr (Nitish) Kumar, however good his intentions, cannot leapfrog his state into the 21st century. He can drag it to 1950, or 1970. But not to 2011. And there are pockets just like Bihar all over India where this is true.''
                  (Gurmukh Singh can be contacted at gurmukh.sians.in)
                  Dil Jawan Hai To Jahan Hai

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                    HUDA officials need bribes for every work

                    सर, हुडा में कोई भी काम बगैर रिश्वत दिए नहीं होता। यहां कर्मचारी उसी का काम करते हैं, जो उनकी जेब भरता है। बाकी जनता यहां के चक्कर लगा कर थक जाती है लेकिन इनकी सुनवाई करने वाला कोई नहीं होता। यहां तक कि यहां बैठे अधिकारियों से शिकायत करने का भी कोई फायदा नहीं होता। अधिकारी कर्मचारियों के खिलाफ कोई कार्रवाई नहीं करते हैं। बुधवार सुबह 11 बजे सेक्टर-12 हुडा कार्यालय में आए फाइनांशियल कमिश्नर एसएस ढिल्लो को मौके पर मौजूद काफी लोगों ने घेर लिया और शिकायतों की बौछार कर दी। ताबड़तोड़ शिकायतें देख कमिश्नर स्थिति भांप गए और कार्रवाई के आश्वासन की घुट्टी पिलाकर चले गए। जिस समय लोग शिकायत कर रहे थे, उस समय सभी हुडा अधिकारी मौजूद थे।
                    क्या शिकायत की लोगों ने : हुडा के वित्तायुक्त एसएस ढिल्लो यहां बुधवार को मेट्रो को लेकर मीटिंग करने आए थे। मीटिंग जिमखाना क्लब में थी लेकिन वे दौरा करने हुडा कार्यालय आ गए। कार्यालय में जैसे ही लोगों को पता लगा वे वित्तायुक्त के आसपास जमा हो गए। वित्तायुक्त के सामने एक-एक करके लोगों ने अपना दुखड़ा सुनाया।
                    दिल्ली निवासी रिटायर्ड कर्नल ओपी सहगल ने हुडा प्रशासक व ईओ के सामने वित्तायुक्त से जमकर शिकायत की। कर्नल ने बताया उनका एक प्लॉट सेक्टर-2 में है। वे इस प्लॉट को अपने बेटे रविंद्र सहगल को ट्रांसफर करना चाहते हैं। उन्होंने सभी कागजात पूरे कर लिए इसके बावजूद एक साल हो गया लेकिन अभी तक ट्रांसफर नहीं किया गया है। यहां बैठे कर्मचारी उनसे रिश्वत मांगते हैं। हुडा द्वारा डिस्पैच की गई चि_ी उनके पास एक माह लेट पहुंचती है। दिल्ली निवासी बीके झा ने बताया कि उनका भी सेक्टर-2 में एक प्लॉट है। उनको यहां अभी तक एनओसी नहीं दी गई है। इसके अलावा उन्होंने प्लॉट के 4 लाख रुपए से अधिक ड्यूज भर दिए लेकिन इसके बावजूद चार लाख रुपए से अधिक और ड्यूज उसके ऊपर निकाले हुए हैं।
                    वे यहां चक्कर लगाते रहते हैं लेकिन कोई सुनने को तैयार नहीं है। बड़ोली निवासी नरेंद्र शर्मा ने बताया कि उनके भाई अशोक पंडित के नाम से सेक्टर-2 में एक प्लॉट है। वे इस प्लॉट को ट्रांसफर कराने के लिए कई माह से चक्कर लगा रहे हैं लेकिन उनकी कोई सुनवाई नहीं करता। यहां सब काम रिश्वत से होते हैं इसलिए लोगों के काम नहीं होते। Source: bhaskar.com ...सर, हुडा में बगैर रिश्वत कोई काम नहीं होता
                    Dil Jawan Hai To Jahan Hai

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