Tuesday, June 28, 2016

783 A.P. High Court should be immediately established at Tirupati-Renigunta


Central Ministers in India, whether of UPA, NDA or Congress or BJP genre, have one typical habit of washing off their hands from problems, by passing on the buck to somebody else, and exacerbating the problems by neglect. There is also another tribe of Ministers and Chief Ministers in States, who allow things to decay for some years, suddenly wake up, and push everybody on the field to extremities. One such example of the first tribe is Mr. Sadananda Gowda, Union Law Minister. The example for the second type is Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Click to go to businessstandard.com to study their report dated 28.6.2016 on the comments of Mr. Sadananda Gowda, Union Law Minister, in response to the scathing criticism and threats made by Ms. Kavitha, M.P., and daughter of Shri K. Chandra Sekhara Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana State.

Here are some quotes.

It is the responsibility of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to provide infrastructure for the high court.

The number of judges from Telangana in the high court is low compared to Andhra Pradesh. ... . The working strength from Andhra Pradesh is 18 and from Telangana it is three.


"...Bifurcation of common high court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is not in the central government's purview."

"... Rao (Mr. K. Chandrasekhara Rao) should not behave like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. ... If he does that, people will give him a befitting reply... "

"...It is the responsibility of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to provide infrastructure for the high court. ..."

"... The chief justice of the high court has to bifurcate the judges and the Chief Justice of India has to concur and then only the paper will be processed by the law ministry. The Centre currently has no role as far as formation of separate high court is concerned. ..."

"... Chief Justice of the high court and the Chief Minister should consult each other for appointment of judges to district courts and other lower courts. ..."

"...The number of judges from Telangana in the high court is low compared to Andhra Pradesh. ... . The working strength from Andhra Pradesh is 18 and from Telangana it is three. "


ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.



The problems of Residual Andhra Pradesh, the Union Government should have viewed and tried to solve with special attention, because it is the BJP and the Congress which have forcibly divided the United Andhra Pradesh, by passing Bifurcation BIll in Lok Sabha closing its doors, and TV Channel, and in Rajya Sabha, by making impractical assurances.

Neither the Lok Sabha Members nor the Rajya Sabha Members of both BJP and Congress seem to have read the contents of the Bifurcation Bill, but they chose to thrust it on the throats of the People of Residual Andhra Pradesh.

Having bifurcated the State in such China-butchery style, Congress has escaped from all its responsibilities, by losing power and by not getting the status of Recognised Opposition Party in Lok Sabha. BJP having come to power with full majority, now have an ethical if not legal duty to do justice to Residual Andhra Pradesh.

ABOUT BIFURCATION OF HIGH COURTS


BJP and the Central Govt. should have done the facilitating and follow-up work. Immediately after bifurcation became a reality, they should have requested the Supreme Court to take up the bifurcation of combined High Court, by separately allocating them funds of say Rs. 500 crore for construction of buildings, purchase of equipment, furniture, computer hardware and software, etc. etc. This they should have taken up on a war footing, and advised Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, to take up construction of temporary HIgh Court Buildings at Tirupati, pending his long term dreams of Singapore, China, Japan, London, World Bank, what not investors coming and building some World Class Hell at Amaravati.

WHY THE URGENCY


Mr. Chandrasekhara Rao, his nephew Harish Rao, his son K. Taraka Rama Rao, his daughter Kavita have a nasty habit of making all sorts rabble-rousing comments about Prime Ministers, Union Ministers, Andhra Pradesh Leaders, his own Opposition Leaders in Telangana. The previous Congress Government at Centre failed to check them, and in fact helped them to introduce their family dynasty in Telangana State. BJP Government at Centre, and its supported common Governor for both the States, failed to rein in the KCR family, probably because BJP was hoping for an alliance with TRS, which did not anyway materialise.

The lawyers and Judges of Telangana State have grievances, some of which may be genuine. For example, in combined HIgh Court of both States in Hyderabad, 18 judges were said to be from Andhra Region and just 3 judges were said to be from Telangana Region.

KCR family has habit of igniting and enflaming REGIONAL HATRED, which can be as harmful as COMMUNAL HATRED. Once people get REGIONAL HATRED injected into their heads, even the instigating leaders will not be able to control them. The only solution for removing the Regional Hatred is, to eliminate Regional Injustices which might have arisen owing to faulty system of recruitments, selections, appointments, at various levels.

Mr. Sadananda Gowda, cannot just blame the Independence of Judiciary and the Collegium System for REGIONAL IMBALANCES, CASTE IMBALANCES, RELIGIOUS IMBALANCES, DIRECT RECRUITMENT VS. PROMOTION IMBALANCES etc. which might have arisen during recruitments and promotions owing to corruption and nepotism in State Governments, Central Government, Judiciary and Collegiums.

ROLE OF MR. CHANDRA BABU NAIDU


He is unnecessarily linking the establishment of A.P. High Court with the construction of World Class A.P. Capital by some Singapore Crocodile or Vulture.

On 19th Oct. 2014 i.e. about two years back, in our blog post No. 376 Click here, if you wish to go to 376 , we have suggested as under:-

Our Governors, Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges, Central Ministers, State Ministers, Scientists of the Satellite Launching Complex, one and all, visit Tirumala and take a VIP/VVIP vision of Lord's darSan, at the earliest, immediately after getting their first appointment or promotion. I do not find fault with this, as I am too small a fry to do it and incur the wrath of Indians and Telugu people. After all, what for , we have an airport at RENigunTa (Tirupati)?

Yet, at the same time, won't it be apt that the Governor's Palace (rAj bhavan) of the Andhra Pradesh State, the new High Court of the State of Andhra Pradesh, if possible a South Indian Bench of the Supreme Court of India are established at RENi gunTa (Tirupati)?

On 3rd Oct. 2015 in post No. 577 we have again highlighted this "... If A.P. High Court and Raj Bhavan are established at Tirupati (Governors and Supreme Court Judges, High Court Judges love Tirupati), it would have saved millions of Rupees. ...".


A.P. State Government could have taken on lease in Tirupati a building of S.V. University or TTD for temporarily locating the A.P. High Court. Then, A.P. Govt. should have allocated some Govt. land for construction of permanent buildings for A.P. High Court, and requested in 2014 itself the Central Govt. to release funds for TEMPORARY Buildings, and for PERMANENT BUILDINGS.

After completion of World Class Capital at Amaravati Capital Region as per the dreams of Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu somewhere in 2025, the A.P. Government should have considered shifting of A.P. High Court to Amaravati, IF AT ALL NEEDED.

Tirupati-Renigunta though situated at a corner of the State, the People of Residual Andhra Pradesh visit the City regularly for having the vision of Lord Venkateswara. This is apart from Supreme Court , High Court, Lower Judiciary Judges, Governors, IAS-IPS Officers, Industrialists, Film Stars, Cricketers, who not? Location of High Court at Tirupati, might have to some extent satisfied the people of Rayala Seema who seem to have a feeling that injustice is being done to them by Chandra Babu Naidu though he belongs to Rayala Seema. Same High Court Buildings can be used for the needs of Rayala Seema State, when a separate Rayala Seema State is formed.

EVEN NOW IT IS NOT TOO LATE


A.P. Government can get on lease, a building from Sri Venkateswara University or T.T.D. for temporary location of A.P. High Court. Then, it should request Central Government , Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of Combined Hyderabad High Court to form the Residual A.P. High Court immediately, and shift it to Tirupati, new Temporary Campus. Simultaneously, A.P. Govt. should request Central Govt. for Rs. 500 crore for permanent A.P. High Court Buildings in Tirupati, and start their construction immediately.

NEED FOR TRIFURCATION OF RESIDUAL ANDHRA PRADESH


I have earlier suggested that Residual Andhra Pradesh should be divided into three smaller States for administrative convenience, to save expenditure on hiring helicopters, chartered aircraft, and also bring Government to the doorsteps of the people. Several States in North East, Himachal Pradesh, etc. will be smaller than Rayala Seema, North Andhra, South Andhra.

Central Govt. cannot evade its fecilitative role, because it is the BJP and Congress, it is the Central Government, it is the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, which have imposed the punishment of bifurcation on the People of Residual Andhra Pradesh.

NEED FOR LEFTIST ALTERNATIVES


Somehow, I get an inescapable feeling that both Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu and Mr. Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy are in the grip of Realtors, and land sharks. They are irreparable. By 2019, the people of Andhra Pradesh should explore Leftist Alternatives.

To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

782 Let the Compassionate Liberal Progressive Pope Francis sacrifice his right of appointment of Bishops in Sovereign countries like India.


Pope Francis, the present and the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, has been in news, showing some progressive approaches, distinct from his predecessors. May be because, he is trying to steer his Church, in tune with the changing world, which today favors gay, lesbian, transgenders. He might have recognised the forthcoming challenges for his Church. Or, he might have been, personally a very liberal person. According to Reuters (Click here to see their report) , he has asked forgiveness from gays, poor, and women for its past treatment towards them.

"...Homosexuals should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally..."

"...I think that the Church not only should apologize ... to a gay person whom it offended but it must also apologize to the poor as well, to the women who have been exploited, to children who have been exploited by (being forced to) work. It must apologize for having blessed so many weapons. ..."

"...The Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are, and that homosexuals should try to be chaste. ..."

"... Who am I to judge? ..."

"...The questions is: if a person who has that condition, who has good will, and who looks for God, who are we to judge? ..."

FORGIVENESS, NOT JUST APOLOGY

" ... We Christians have to apologize for so many things, not just for this (treatment of gays), but we must ask for forgiveness, not just apologize! Forgiveness! Lord, it is a word we forget so often! ..."

"...There are traditions in some countries, some cultures, that have a different mentality about this question (homosexuals) and there are some (gay) demonstrations that are too offensive for some ...".

"...Those were not grounds for discrimination or marginalization of gays. ..."


ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.



So far so good. But still, the Pope may have to clarify why homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are, and why homosexuals should try to be chaste? Are homosexuals, in Pope's view unchaste? Pope ought to have probably said: "Who am I to judge, what is sinful, and what is not sinful, and which acts are chaste and which acts are not chaste?"

If at all there were to be any objections to gay acts, they have to come from 1) medical grounds 2) criminal social behavior grounds.

MEDICAL GROUNDS


Medical grounds may relate to the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases spreading when homosexual intercourses are performed in anuses instead of the normal vulvae. This tightening or liberalisations, the Pope ought to have left out to the Medical Experts.

CRIMINAL SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL GROUNDS


Criminal social behavior grounds may relate to: SOME homosexually oriented persons resorting to misrepresentations, frauds, physical coercions, using undue influences and dominative approaches to attract partners into intercourses. This area could also have been left out to the legal experts. For their aid, some suggestions such as some transparent methods of communications while inviting partners, some behavioral codes, some dress codes, some conversational codes, cohabitational methods, could have been suggested.

The terms "sinful" and "chaste/unchaste" are too vague to define.

TAILPIECE धूमकेतु తోకచుక్క



Pope Francis on Saturday appointed a new bishop for the diocese of Guntur in southern India’s Andhra Pradesh state. Father Bhagyaiah ‎Chinnabathini, a parish priest from the diocese of Nalgonda, in the neighboring state of Telangana, is the new bishop of Guntur. The 60-yeaer old priest takes over from Bishop Gali Bali, who has retired.

For those who wish to read this news report, here is a link: Click here to go to ucanindia.in and study the report of appointment of New Bishop Rev. Bhagyaiah Chinnabathini.

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.



Well, it is the internal affair of Indian Roman Catholicism, whom to appoint and whom not to appoint as Bishops, their eligibilities etc. etc.

I can only add one thing. Our Pope Francis is so liberal. Why should he retain himself the prerogative or the right of appointment of Bishops in far off countries like India, and places like Guntur? This could have been decentralised to some Arch Bishop or Cardinal in the Delhi Headquarters of Roman Catholicism in India. Or alternatively, the Diocese of Guntur Society members, could have themselves elected their Bishop through a secret ballot, supervised by Arch Bishop's / Cardinal's representatives from Delhi.

India is a sovereign country. Indians are free citizens, irrespective of their religions. Why should, approx. 1000 Bishops in India be appointed by means of decrees from Rome? Let our compassionate Pope Francis ponder over, and decide. If he liberalises, his work burden will also get reduced. Rev. Pope! Kindly rethink.

To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

Monday, June 27, 2016

781 We should appreciate the courage of Ms. Jagmati Sanwar in resisting CPM Central Committee


This is in continuation of our blogpost No. 758 dated 21st May 2016, wherein we have discussed some of the problems ailing the CPIM (Communist Party of India, Marxist). The title of the blogpost is: 758 CPIM is continuing the same disastrous and undemocratic practices of Congress and BJP ! Lacks internal democracy. For those who wish to study this blogpost: Click to go to 758 . Now, at least one courageous person in the CPIM Central Committee, Ms. Jagmati Sanwar, General Secretary of AIDWA has come out openly against the manner in which the CPIM Central Committee was violating its own Party-line of not having any truck with Congress, by forging alliances with Congress, in West Bengal. The debacle of CPM in the 2016 Bengal Assembly Elections, has sufficiently proved that unhealthy alliances with borgeoisie parties in the name of preventing /displacing some other bourgeoisie party do not pay. It appears that the Central Committee Members from Bengal have opposed the use of the word "violating" party-line in the Resolution of postmortem of losing the Elections in Bengal, and threatened to resign.

Here is a newsreport dated the 25th June 2016 from ndtv.com, which summarises what seems to have happened in CPIM Central Committee Meeting, and the circumstances which seem to have led to resignation of Ms. Jagmati from the Central Committee (according to her: resignation) and expulsion of Ms. Jagmati from the Central Committee (according to Party: expulsion for gross indiscipline).

Here is an Indian Express Report which informs what seems to have happened at the said Central Committee Meeting. Click to look at IndianExpress

Considering my resignation was in my opinion a step to strengthen the party, there is no question now of trying to weaken the party or any mass organisation. My decision was an entirely political decision and to interpret it as some kind of personal rivalry is absolutely wrong

This meeting started on June 18. And on the 18th the note presented by the politburo… it had this term that it was a violation of the political tactical line by the Bengal committee. And a huge majority said it was a violation... ... But today, when it concluded on the basis of the discussion… they said we will be deleting this violation word because Bengal secretary Surjya Kanta Misra and senior leaders like Bimanda [Bose] said we (they) will resign if you (cpm) keep this term. Even the general secretary [Sitaram Yechury] was against it. I said no, it is not acceptable, at least to me. I said I resign from the central committee and party membership and I walked out,






"...Considering my resignation was in my opinion a step to strengthen the party, there is no question now of trying to weaken the party or any mass organisation. My decision was an entirely political decision and to interpret it as some kind of personal rivalry is absolutely wrong . ..."

"... This meeting started on June 18. And on the 18th the note presented by the politburo… it had this term that it was a violation of the political tactical line by the Bengal committee. And a huge majority said it was a violation... ... But today, when it concluded on the basis of the discussion… they said we will be deleting this violation word because Bengal secretary Surjya Kanta Misra and senior leaders like Bimanda [Bose] said we (they) will resign if you (cpm) keep this term. Even the general secretary [Sitaram Yechury] was against it. I said no, it is not acceptable, at least to me. I said I resign from the central committee and party membership and I walked out. ..."


ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.



Ms. Jagmati Sangwan has taken a courageous decision.

She need not worry about weakening Communist or Socialist Movements in India.

She can try to promote a new Communist / Socialist / Democratic Socialist Party in India, which should include not only women, but also men.

Just as there are large number of bourgeoisie political parties in India, we can have large number of Communist / Socialist / Democratic Socialist Parties. I do not support the idea of unification of Communist Parties or having only one or two Communist Parties. Such step will only lead to monopolies and oligopolies in socialist arena.

In fact, totalitarianism is the bane of Communism, worldwide. At least in India, let us make a beginning of working against and dispelling the general impression of Communism / Socialism / Marxism involves dictatorships and totalitarianism.

CPIM seems to be suffering from loss of geographical spread. It sems to be excessively depending on its West Bengal and Kerala Units. For the time being it may be strong in West Bengal and Kerala. But CPIM Central Leadership should not forget that theirs is an All India Party, with defined set of principles. Opportunism and Regionalism cannot have places and prominence in the principles and party-lines. At any cost, inner party democracy cannot be sacrificed, in the name of gross indiscipline. One tool for deriving benefits from inner party democracy is through use of secret ballots at every level, where everything will be put to test through secret ballots, with a clear understanding that loss of something in ballot is not an end in itself, and after sometime, another attempt can be made.

PROBLEMS OF RELIANCE ON ONE OR TWO STATES



Mr. Jayaprakash Narayan, a Retd. I.A.S. Officer had started a Party by name Lok Satta. As JPN is from erstwhile United Andhra Pradesh, it had a good base in defunct United A.P.

Later, he wanted to convert Lok Satta into an All India Party, with Office at Delhi. Mr. JPN seems to have had some dreams of developing his party on the lines of A.A.P.

A.A.P (Aam Admi Party) too have dreams of emerging as an All India Party. But its base is only in Delhi and Punjab.

Already there are divisions and splits in A.A.P., culminating in expulsion of Yogendra Yadav, Prashanti Bhushan et al. Now, AAP (Kejriwal) is still continuing with its dreams. If Mr. Kejriwal inserts more South Indian leaders into AAP Central Committee, there is always a danger of revolt from Delhi and Punjab leaders, whose sweat the successes of AAP in Delhi and Punjab, which Mr. Kejriwal enjoys.

Back to Lok Satta, one gets an impression that Shri JPN wanted to give a greater role to his Delhi Associates, which seems to have been resisted by the A.P. Lok Satta Leaders. It appears that Mr. JPN wanted to have his say as founder of the party. Somehow, things did not workout, and the party seems to have been shelved or inactive.

ONE SOLUTION


It will be better if parties in India are organised NOT ON THE BASIS OF GEOGRAPHICAL UNITS, but ON THE BASIS OF DIFFERENT CLASSES OF PROLETARIAT such as farm workers, fishermen, rural artisans, metal workers, shop clerks, street vendors, construction workers, etc. etc. The different classes can be made of equal representation, size, by expert studies of various occupations and profession in India.

At grassroot level, units need not be organised in the traditional mode of village units, ward level units, or polling booth level units. Parties can take every group of 10 members of the same occupation/profession as one grassroot unit, and its leader can be called "daSamukh". A leader of ten such groups can be called "Satamukh". Ten Satamukhs can make a Sahasramukh. Thus leaderships and structures have to rise from bottom to the top, through a system of secret ballots.

NOT EASY TO START AND RUN NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN INDIA
It is not easy to start and run new political parties in India, both bourgeoisie and Socialist. While the bourgeoisie parties may do anything they like because they need not worry about ethics, Socialist Parties have to explore ways and means of organising parties without COSTS. CPIM has recently organised a motorcycle rally in Vijayawada. Who will pay the cost of petrol? Party workers participating in such rallies will lose one day wages, they have to bear the cost of petrol, they have to neglect their families. For its Meeting at Vijayawada, CPIM might have collected funds from somebody or other without verifying their source of income. For example, there is an allegation against CPI that it collected donations from Liquor Contractors in Khammam District for organising its Meeting there.

Workers and Proletarian Parties have greater ethical responsibilities when compared to Mainline parties.

To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.