It would be useful for Sushma Swaraj to recall the goings on in Atal Behari Vajpayee’s cabinet. L.K. Advani and Jaswant Singh had agreed to send Indian troops to govern the Kurdish North of Iraq, exactly the region the Americans have now returned to in military formation.
Documents procured under RTI indicate that the latest batch of Central Information Commissioners (Rajiv Mathur, Vijai Sharma and Basant Seth) were selected by a more transparent process than earlier.
It is ironic that while iron ore worth Rs 100 crores is being pilfered and looted by private interests each day in a cosy crony capitalistic relationship, NMDC is looking for fresh investment for iron ore in Australia! Add to that the proposed allotment of iron ore to private barons worth trillion of dollars for petty royalty and not to NMDC, the tragedy of a poor nation suffering at the hands of corrupt politicians is complete.
C V Nagesh, the lawyer representing the Reddys, has suggested that no mining lease has been issued in their name in Karnataka and there was no question of illegal mining or looting Karnataka's state wealth as they don't have any mining activity in the state. Notwithstanding the statement given by their lawyer, Canary Trap brings you exclusive details of how the Bellary Reddys not only have mining interests in the state but also how they control most of the mines through rising contractors, partners and other arrangements.
Sources say GJR and his eldest brother G Karunakara Reddy are learnt to have discontinued their studies sometime in early 1980s. While Karunakara entered into contract work like cable network, GJR joined a Kolkata-based financial firm. He bought his first vehicle (TVS-50) in 1983, a TVS Suzuki Bike in 1985, and an Ambassador car in 1987. The fortunes of Reddy brothers changed after the 1999 Lok Sabha polls.
The Reddy duo have declared publicly that Sushma Swaraj is like a mother to them. Interestingly, Swaraj's husband, Swaraj Kaushal, has been appointed as standing counsel of the Karnataka government in the Supreme Court. With the Karnataka govt promising action against the mining mafia, would 'papa' Kaushal be loyal to the state govt or to his wife's children when he represents the state in the illegal mining case in the SC?
Contrary to what its chief Mohan Bhagwat has been claiming, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is in full control of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The way the RSS has leaned on the BJP leaders to select the next president amply proves the point I am making. With the crisis in the BJP over leadership change seems to be coming to an end, as promised in the previous posts, we bring you some more exclusive details of the raging behind-the-scenes battle over the leadership issue in the 'party with a difference'.
Tired of the escalating infighting in the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) over the leadership issue, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has decided to take the matter of deciding the next Leader of Opposition (LOP) into its own hands. According to sources, the Sangh has formed a committee under the leadership of its senior leader Madan Das Devi to select L K Advani's successor. Other RSS leaders who are in the committee include Shrikant Joshi, Madhubhai, Suresh Soni, and Indresh Kumar.