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After Opposing the Farm Laws, KCR Govt Now Says Can’t Procure All Crops At MSP

By Ch. Narendra

Four months after launching a broadside on the three new farm laws, TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao have remained one of the strongest opponents of these laws claiming that they are not in the farmers’ interests.

However, KCR has said something recently which appears to completely contradict his earlier stand on the farm laws. On December 27, he said,

“There is no need for the state government to purchase the agriculture produce as the new farm laws were being implemented across the country, allowing the farmers to sell their crop anywhere.”

Moreover, after condemning the central farm laws – allegedly removing Minimum Support Price (MSP), the Telangana government has now declined to procure all crops at MSP.

KCR vs. Farm Bills

In September, when the legislation for farm reforms was introduced in Parliament, the KCR instructed his party MPs to vote against the bills. He had called the bills a “sugar-coated pill,” claiming that the bills, instead of serving the farmers by allowing them to sell anywhere in India, will encourage corporate lobbying by facilitating the traders to buy freely.

KCR’s dissent even extended to the Dubbaka assembly by-election, where the laws became a major issue. However, this seemed to backfire when TRS suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of BJP candidate M Raghunandana Rao in a town regarded as the KCR family’s fortress.

On December 8, the Telangana government also supported the Bharat Bandh against the Central farm laws by keeping the offices closed and ministers, including KCR’s son KT Rama Rao, staging protests on roads.

Source: Telangana Today

A Sudden Change of Heart or A Bullet Dodged?

Issue of Procurement: One of the decisions taken by the KCR government that has sparked controversy is to stop the purchase of paddy and other crops at the village level. On Sunday, the Telangana CM announced that the state would not set purchase centres in villages from the next year.

He claimed that it was a one-time deal due to COVID-19 to help the agrarians as the new central law permits farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.

What’s interesting here is that KCR attributed this move to central agricultural laws.

He said:

“As the new agriculture laws of the Central government permit farmers to sell their crop anywhere in the country, the State government need not set up purchasing centres in villages.”

As per the officials, ever since its formation in 2014, Telangana has suffered losses up to ₹7,500 crores due to the purchase of paddy, sorghum, maize, red gram, Bengal gram, and sunflower. The reason is, after procuring these crops at MSP, the government had to sell them at lower prices in the market, as there was no demand for these crops.

However, he added that the state would continue to provide financial assistance to farmers under the Rythu Bandhu scheme.

Regulated farming debacle: Another major decision taken on Sunday was to nix regulate cropping, which till now was one of KCR’s major policy initiatives aimed at making the farm sector more profitable by scientific cultivation. Telangana government has now decided to let farmers choose whatever they want to cultivate.

The reason cited for this was – government’s inability to provide a bonus to superfine rice farmers on account of Food Corporation of India (FCI) norms.

“The government cannot do it any more. It is not a business organization or trader. It is not a rice miller or a dal miller. Sale and purchase are not the responsibility of the government. It is not possible to set up a purchasing centre in the village from next year onwards,” said the official statement.

Telangana unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has welcomed this move while reprimanding KCR for not paying heed to their advice earlier.

State BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar demanded a public apology from the CM to farmers for bringing such a regulated cropping policy in the first place.

He said:

“Farmers must have a free hand to choose what they want to grow. But the dictatorial CM did not pay attention to our requests.”

Bandi further claimed, “After Narendra Modi came into power, the centre gave funds to conduct soil tests in each acre to choose suitable crops for the agricultural lands. But the funds were diverted. We demand that the State government conduct soil tests and bring reforms to make agriculture profitable.”

The State BJP chief also asked the state government to connect market yards with the E-NAM system to ensure better prices for farmers.

These facts indicate that KCR has potentially made the above-mentioned changes in the interest of his government. Continuing purchase centres would have drained the state budget, and regulated farming has also not worked as planned. However, by shifting the blame on the central government, the TRS leader here appears to be dodging the bullet.

Looking at his trajectory through farm law opposition, KCR could seem to be having a bigger picture in mind.

KCR’s Big Aspirations

KCR’s opposition has not resulted in the repealing of farm laws, but in retrospect, it has fetched him the golden opportunity to evolve as a national leader. This was probably an attempt to provide a 3rd alternative to the public apart from BJP and Congress – a ‘Federal Front’ as has termed it.

The TRS chief also declared earlier that he would hold a national conclave in the 3rd week of December in Hyderabad itself and invite all anti-BJP forces to protest the anti-farmer and anti-labour policies of the government. KCR conveyed that he would build a nationwide consensus against new agriculture laws.

In a 360° turn, however, KCR’s attitude towards the central farm laws and Modi-government, in particular, appears to have changed.

For instance, a former TRS MP holding a key position now quoted, “We cannot afford to get into a confrontation with the Centre at present because it will affect the state’s interests,”

Notably, this change has been visible after the Telangana CM’s visit to Delhi on December 13, where he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Source: NDTV

The visit came immediately after the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, where the BJP did remarkably well. Apparently, Dubbaka by-poll and GHMC polls established to KCR that BJP is swiftly emerging as an alternate political force in Telangana and gearing up for a power grab in 2023 assembly polls.

Ch. Narendra

Ch. Narendra is Hyderabad based freelance journalist.formerly worked with New Indian Express group and a human rights activist

Courtesy: https://the-pulse.in

Uniform civil code a must says Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal

Uniform civil code a must for society, says Syed Bhai of the Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal

With a change of government at the Centre, progressive Muslim organisations are hoping that regressive, anti-women laws will be replaced with those based on gender parity. Syed Bhai of the Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal, which has worked for eradicating social evils like oral, one-sided talaq, nikah halala (wherein a woman divorced by her husband has to marry another man and consummate the marriage before she is divorced by him and can return to her first husband) and fundamentalism, said they were planning to meet prime minister Narendra Modi with like-minded organisations to petition him on legal reform. Syed Bhai spoke to dna’s Dhaval Kulkarni about his expectations from the meeting.

What are your expectations from the Centre regarding change in Muslim personal laws?
​We hope that laws which are biased against women are changed and measures taken to curb Hindu- Muslim riots. If the government wants, it can stop riots. A community can think and be enlightened only if it is in peace. We are planning to meet prime minister Narendra Modi and are looking at roping in progressive organisations from states across India.

What is your wish list?
Oral talaq and polygamy must go. Laws must be amended to allow Muslims to adopt children. Women must be given their rights and the disproportionate share of rights given to men must be reduced. Polygamy must be legally stopped. (Otherwise) If men have the right to marry four times, will women be allowed to marry four men similarly? We are planning to meet the president, prime minister, law and judiciary minister and Muslim MPs though things will be finalised after discussions with like-minded organisations. This is out of a sense of social responsibility. We have also met Rajiv Gandhi, Zail Singh and previous law ministers in the past. Like a uniform criminal code, we need a uniform civil code. Till this does not happen, we must persist.

But Muslim organisations oppose the demand for a uniform civil code on grounds that it interferes with religious practices.
Amendments in the laws and religious practices are two different poles. Today, the prevalent law does not ensure justice for women. However, opponents of these reforms claim that there is no need to touch these laws as women already have enough protection. Criminal laws which were based on the principle of Shariat were changed by the British and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board is protecting the very few provisions of Shariat that remain today. For instance, earlier, Muslims could keep a slave and thieves could get their hands cut off. A Muslim had to be tried by a Muslim judge only and a Hindu by a Hindu judge. However, the British changed this and brought in common criminal laws like the Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.

How will reservations to Muslims as announced by the state government help the community?
This is a political announcement. This will have no impact. Why doesn’t it ban one-sided talaq and polygamy and ensure justice for women? This will be a step towards the uniform civil code. But, this has not been done.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Shariat courts have no legal authority and their fatwas cannot be enforced. Your comments.
Fatwas are not law. They are the opinions of a religious authority. The Indian Constitution is supreme and more important than all. There are Islamic principles which say that Muslims must not give or take interest but there are Muslims in the banking system. Already, a 90-98% uniform civil code exists. Many Hindu laws have also changed over a period of time. For instance. Hindus who crossed the seas earlier were excommunicated and eating bread led to conversion to Christianity. These things are not followed today.

Source- DNA

A song, a vision for the Glory of Bharat

पथ का अन्तिम लक्ष्य नहीं है
सिंहासन चढ़ते जाना।
सब समाज को लिये साथ में
आगे है बढ़ते जाना॥

इतना आगे इतना आगे
जिसका कोई छोर नहीं
जहाँ पूर्णता मर्यादा हो
सीमाओं की डोर नहीं
सभी दिशाएँ मिल जाती हैं
उस अनन्त नभ को पाना॥१॥

छोटे-मोटे फल को पाने
यह न परिश्रम सारा है
देवों को भी दुर्लभ है जो
ऐसा संघ हमारा है
सफल राष्ट्र का अनुपम वैभव
सभी भांति से है लाना॥२॥

वैभव तब ही सच्चा समझे
सब सुख पाएँ लोक सभी
बाधाओं भय कुण्ठाओं से
मुक्त धरा गत-शोक सभी
गुरु की पूजा न्याय व्यवस्था
निखिल विश्व में सरसाना॥३॥

इस महान उद्देश प्राप्त हित
लगे भले जीवन सारा
एक् जन्म क्या बार -बार ही
इसी हेतु जीवन -धारा
जियें इसी हित और मृत्यु को
इसी हेतु है अपनाना॥४॥

RSS General Secretary Wishes BJP and citizens of Bharat on the Political change

RSS Sarakaryavah (General Secretary) Bhaiyyaji Joshi issued a press statement related to the massive victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in 16th Lokasabha elections. BJP has gained absolute majority and will form the new Government at the centre.

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Following is the full text of his statement

In the recently held Lok Sabha elections, Bharat presented an amazing example of healthy democracy to the world, which is matter of great pride for all of us. We are also glad that the process of electioneering by and large was peaceful, restrained and lead by awakening of masses like never before.

In this election, thousands of political activists, hundreds of candidates across political parties, media houses, administration and security forces, all have played an important and satisfying role. During electioneering, some ideological differences may have surfaced at times and there may have been some personal allegations/counter-allegations. However, with the culmination of electoral process, we are very hopeful that everyone will now take constructive steps to get back to normal, amicable & positive environment in the interest of the nation. Driven by the undeterred spirit of brotherhood, we expect everyone will work together towards fostering a positive environment for growth and peace.

Millions of voters have expressed their desire for change. We are hopeful that the newly elected government will be successful in fulfilling the people’s aspirations. By setting aside the ideological, religious and social differences, we expect the new government to create an environment where nation stays united, there is total social inclusiveness and no one ever feels exploited.

There is no doubt that the role of government is highly crucial in democracy. We also have to acknowledge though that the process of lasting & positive change has its own pace and will be possible only through collective and coordinated efforts of government, administration, all political parties, common masses and social and religious institutions.

Hearty congratulations to the newly elected government and all fellow citizens of Bharat!

SD/-

Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

RSS Sarakaryavah,

Nagpur

Think and Vote – Security of Nation is at Stake

Think and Vote – Security of Nation is at Stake

 – Ayush Nadimpalli

A Rashtra is not just about its land and borders. A Rashtra” comprises of its land along with  people, samskriti ( loosely translated as culture ), heritage, civilizational continuity and its age-old institutions.

( Nation is a loose English translation for the word Rashtra and we use the word Nation in this context for the want of a better word in English ).

The ensuing elections to Parliament and State Assemblies are most crucial for our nation. All the people who care about the future our nation,  think very, very, very carefully before you cast your vote. Ponder over the issues and the risks. If you make a wrong choice not only you but the future generation will also be put to risk.

Before you make a decision as to which party to vote ask these questions to yourself :

Security 

  • Do you want terror attacks to continue, while government takes no action ?

Feb 21st

  • Do you want to live always in fear of life and security esp of women and children ?

Centre for Defense Information, US says “ “India has been the victim of more terrorist attacks, both domestic and international, on its territory than any other country.

Bharat has fought four high intensity wars and in those wars we have lost more then 6000 people. We have already lost more then 70,000 civilians. In addition, we have lost more then 9,000 security personnel. Almost six lakh people in this country have become homeless as a result of terrorism.

Terro Victims in India

  • Do you want people who want to advocate splitting of our motherland ?

Prashant Bhushan

Read Who is responsible for Terror Attacks

Abuses by Extremists who are in Govt 

  • Do you want to allow a government which protects political leaders of party’s like MIM abuse Hindu deities and get away with it ? Sample abuse

Akbaruddin

Do you want moderate Muslims and Christian groups to be abused by Muslim extremists.

Asaduddin

  • Do you want the government to be hostage to extremists ? 

Attacks on Temples

  • Do you want all Hindu temples to be taken over / looted by the state governments through Endowment Act and their funds diverted ?
  • Do you want an Islamic university to come at Tirupati, the temple town of Lord Venkateswara ? Read Fact Report

Islamic university

YS Jagan in jail

Humiliation and Murder of Hindu Saints & Attacks on Hindu institutions 

  • Do you want the government to branded “Hindu Terrorists” and subject the Sadhus and Sants  to utmost cruelty and harassment, just for heinous political gains ? Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati’s murderers clearly indicate the nexus of foreign powers and Maoist groups.  Read More

Swami Lakshmananda

  • Can you forget the humiliation meted out to Kanchi Acharyas on Diwali Day ? Lest We Forget?  More recently Mata Amrutanandamayi ashram was also attacked.  Can you allow this sequence of attacks to continue ?
  • Do you want iconic monuments and sacred places of Hinduism such as Ram Sethu, Amarnath etc. be destroyed ?  Do you want a government which submits an affidavit in Supreme Court to declare that Lord Rama is a myth and Ramayana is just a story ? Can the Government dare declare that Jesus is a myth?

Save Rama Sethu

  • Do you want famous temples like the Shiva temple at Chidambaram to be destroyed by anti-Hindu governments ?

Religious Appeasement 

Dr.Manmohan Singh and Sachar

  • Do you want India to be converted into a Christian country as the Pope has ordained ? To read more about New Strategies of Conversion, Click Here Pope on evangelisation
  • Do you want Bharat to be fragmented again on the basis of religion ?
  • Do you accept banning of symbols like tilak and war cry’s of Har-Har Mahadev, Bharat Mata ki Jai by armed forces because it is un-secular ?
  • Do you accept religious reservations in education,  jobs, police and army  ?
  • Do you accept reservations meant for Scheduled castes & ST’s now to be claimed by so-called “Dalit Christians” ?

Humiliation of our Heroes

  • Do you accept patriots like Bhagat Singh and Veer Savarkar to be described as “terrorists” in our school text books ?

Prashant bhushan calling Bhagat Singh a terrorist

  • Do you accept our heroes like Lord Krishna depicted in Government text books as thief and womanizer ?
  • Do you accept books demonizing deities getting official patronage ?

The Hindus protest

In Summary,

Do You Want to Live Like a 3rd Class Citizen in Bharat

If the answer to any of the above questions is YES, then you can vote for Congress and other affiliate parties of the UPA or the “3rd Front ” or the 4th, 5th Front …all of whom are self-declared certifiers of “Secularism” .

Some of the Certificate Issuers of Secularism ! 

Certified secularists

Communalism bigger threat

If your answer is NO and if you want to protect your Dharma, nation and culture, think carefully and vote for the Parties who respect Hindustan and its Sanatana Dharma.

Vote for the Nation !  Forget caste differences. Question all parties and all candidates what they will do to protect our Nation and Dharma .

Many things can be outsourced, not the Security of the nation !

The future of security of our Rashtra is in our hands !

Arise Bharat

Image courtesy: Art of Living

Image courtesy: Art of Living