Here is our English CrossWord Puzzle No. ybcw 007. This time also, we have used a Grid of 9 x 9 cells, with total possible 81 letters. But actual number will be more, because the same letter is used both in 'across' and 'down' when the letters are situated at junctions. Hence total 70 across + 70 down = total 140 letters have been used. We have used 14 words 'across' and 14 words 'down'. This time also, we have avoided use of two letter words.
1 Tax on Employees for Healthcare, in U.S. (4)
5 Declines. (4)
9 To low a voice, that it cannot be heard. (9)
11 A large Canadian City. (9)
12 A color variation. (3)
13 Mouse. (3)
14 Greenwich Mean Time. (3)
15 goal. (3)
16 file a civil case in a court. (3)
18 Babyname in Scotland, to mean 'Smart, handsome'. (3)
20 English Babyname, to mean: sincere, serious. (9)
23 Clattering sounds. (9)
24 Babyname to mean 'oath of God'. (4)
25 Flat table-land with sharp edges. A City near Phoenix, Arizona, USA. (4)
1 Aquatic animal, 'faenar' in Spanish. (4)
2 Initiatory. (9)
3 Windowframes. Marco-de-ventana. (9)
4 A shortwinged diving sea bird. (3)
5 Short for Special Investigation Team (3).
6 Original Native of Australia. (9)
7 Obscurities (9).
8 Past tense of send (4).
10 A gentle blow (3).
16 To wither. (4)
17 Short for Age, Sex, Location. (3)
19 Babyname to mean 'always happy'. (4)
21 Short for Estimated Time of Arrival. Seventh letter of Greek alphabet. (3)
22 Short for Timothy, to mean 'God's honor'. (3)
ANSWERs to CROSSWORD 007
1 FICA (4)
5 sags (4)
9 inaudible (9)
11 Saskatoon (9)
12 hue (3)
13 rat (3)
14 GMT (3)
15 aim (3) br16 Sue, sue (3)
18 Gil (3)
20 Ernestine (9)
23 rattlings (9)
24 Elsa (4)
25 Mesa, mesa (4)
1 fish (4)
2 inaugural (9)
3 casements (9)
4 auk (3)
5 sit (3)
6 aborigine (9)
7 gloamings (9)
8 sent (4)
10 dab (3)
16 sere (4)
17 ASL (3)
19 Lesa (4)
21 eta (3)
22 Tim (3)
BETTER TO honestly APOLOGISE TO THE SUFFERERS, THAN TO MAKE DECEPTIVE OFFERS
Context: People of India, and the people of Residual Andhra Pradesh, know very well that BJP Party prodded the Congress to hastily, coercively, unjustly bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, causing financial hurt, physical inconvenience, and mental agony to the people of the Residual Andhra Pradesh. In 2014, if BJP was seriously and truly interested in doing 'justice' to the people of Residual Andhra Pradesh, it should have opposed the Bifurcation Bill, and tried to work out settlement between the People residing in Telangana, and People residing in Residual Andhra Pradesh. Instead, BJP preferred to pierce Congress till it divided United A.P.
Both BJP and Congress wanted to take political advantage, by the undue benefit they were giving to Telangana. Mr. Arun Jaitley, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Ms. Sushma Swaraj (all of them may be, probably acting with the silent consent of Mr. Narendra Modi who was not a member of either Lok Sabha, or Rajya Sabha at that time) played a key role in the forced bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, by making Manmohan Singh the-then Prime Minister to make a promise of Special Status to Andhra Pradesh. As if that was not sufficient, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu asked for 10 years of Special Status to Andhra Pradesh.
The principal beneficiaries from all this messwork done by BJP, in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, were K. Chandrasekhara Rao & Family in Telangana, and Nara Chandra Babu Naidu Family in Andhra Pradesh.
The nearly corruption-tainted, facing-prosecution, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy too benefited from the hurt-sentiment of the people of Residual Andhra Pradesh, by becoming the Principal Opposition Party in Residual Andhra Pradesh [His YSRC got just 500,000 votes less than Mr. Naidu's Party TDP]. While Congress was wiped out in Residual Andhra Pradesh (only 2 Congress Candidates could get back their Election Deposits), BJP made a few seats sitting on the piggyback of TDP.
The numerous hardships and troubles created by K. Chandrasekhara Rao & Co. in Telangana, to the people of Residual Andhra Pradesh, from vantageous position of sitting in the City of Hyderabad with the composite funds of Govt. of India + funds of Telangana Rural Districts + Residual Andhra Pradesh Districts, have injured the people of Residual of Andhra Pradesh, enormously. In Telugu language, there is a proverb, "moguDu koTTADani kAdu, tODi kODalu navvindani". Approx. English: It is not that husband bet, but because the sister (wife of husband's brother) laughed. In India, traditionaly, wives bore when husbands bet them (the situation is changing now), but they felt more hurt and aggrieved when the tODi kODalu laughted. Here, the husband is the Central Government. Wife is the Residual Andhra Pradesh. Laughing Sister is KCR & Co. Before bifurcation, the Telangana Congress leaders, the Telangana BJP leaders were very supportive of Mr. KCR, in the name of Regional Unity. When KCR & Co. abused the people of Residual Andhra Pradesh, the Telangana Congress and Telangana BJP Leaders danced with joy. Now, they themselves are tasting the KCR's 'vAtalu' (branding with hot iron).
In Tirupati meeting, on the eve of 2014 General Elections, Mr. Narendra Modi has nearly promised to make Andhra Pradesh, a virtual Heaven.
After coming to power at Centre, with a clear majority, suddenly Mr. Narendra Modi found that he no longer needed the support of either the Telangana MPs or the Residual Andhra Pradesh MPs. It is just like a married man losing interest in his wife, after completion of all the rituals, and formalities of a valid marriage. Since then, the travails of the People of Residual Andhra Pradesh started.
One gets an impression that BJP top leadership wanted to shower all the benefits on States which were/are likely to face elections since 2014. Mr. Modi promised nearly 1,75,000 crore special package to Bihar, before elections in Bihar. True, Bihar is a backward State, and it deserves support. But, why then packages should be declared just before elections, and dumped after the Elections? Doesn't the recommendations of the Finance Commissions and Niti Aayog come into picture, when Special Package was announced for Bihar?
The so-called Special Package announced by the Centre for Residual Andhra Pradesh, a few days back, is not a package at all. They have listed out the schemes which would have routinely been allocated as a part of All India Development Programmes. Space at this blog post will not be sufficient to discuss everything. Some other time.
The quality of "Honesty and Sincerity" can soothe people who are being subjected to injustice. It will be in the fitness of things, if the Trinity (Mr. Modi, Mr. Jaitley, and Mr. Venkaiah Naidu) apologise to the people of Residual Andhra Pradesh, for whatever promises they have made and broke, and request them to 'forgive'.
Mr. Venkaiah Naidu may be eyeing the post of 'Rashtrapati' (President of India), the elections for which are to take place shortly. By doing that, he will be obstructing the path of aspirants like Mr. L.K. Advani, Mr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Ms. Sumitra Mahajan. For whatever he has done, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu should express his remorse, resign to the post of the Cabinet Minister at Centre, and retire from active politics, particularly the politics of Residual Andhra Pradesh. He can shift his residence to Jaipur-Rajasthan, which sent him to Rajya Sabha.
Ms. D. Purandeswari, former Union Minister of State, another Congress Leader, who migrated to BJP with great hopes, seem to be dreaming at least of a Governorship or a Lieutenant Governorship. It may not materialise, considering the competition involved from the Senior Members of BJP, in other States.
It will be better if all the MLAs and MPs of all parties, of Residual Andhra Pradesh, resign en-masse, including the YSRCP MLAs and MPs. Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu and his Cabinet, should also resign. Nobody should come forward to form a new Government. Nobody should contest Mid Term Elections. This is one way of expressing true resentment in a non-violent manner. If the Central Government imposes a Presidential (Governor's) Rule, people of RAP are not going to be worse off, than what they are today in Sept. 2016.
IT is hightime, people of Residual Andhra Pradesh search for new leaders, and new parties.
Mr. Pavan Kalyan or Mr. Lokesh is not a solution. We cannot, any longer, have TDP, YSRCP, Congress, and BJP. Unfortunately the Left Parties are not ready.
If Andhra Pradesh comes under Presidential Rule, the Land Speculation which is going on in the Capital Region of Amaravati, can be controlled.
Central Rule will also help, ordering of a CBI Investigation into the Tuni Ratnachal Train Burning Incident, and punish the really guilty, to whichever party or caste, they may belong to.
To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.