congress wud lick dust

Thursday’s lunar eclipse has
adversely affected Congress’ fortunes. At least that is what leading
astrologers like Bejan Daruwalla and Ajai Bhambi say. Daruwalla said Congress’
bad phase, starting with the eclipse, will last for eight years and the party
will fare poorly in the next two general elections. He said Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, in particular, will find the going difficult. “Uski kundli
mein dum nahin hai (His planetary alignment is not favorable at the moment). He
will suffer from constant dilemma, agony and mental tension,” Daruwalla
said.If Daruwalla is to be believed, Rahul Gandhi will step into Singh’s shoes
by 2012 since the Prime Minister’s “days are numbered”. Although the
eclipse has not had a good impact on his mother’s sign — bad times are in store
for her — Rahul Gandhi seems to have escaped a similar fate. Daruwalla added
that as Prime Minister, Rahul would face major difficulties and warned of
another scandal like Bofors during his tenure. However, Narendra Modi, whose
sun sign Scorpio by the Indian calendar is directly related to the moon, will
rise to “fame and power” and the months of June and July will be
“most rewarding” for him, said Daruwalla. He hastened to add that he
was a politically neutral person and only believed in Ganesha, whose name he
invokes before making every prediction. Bhambi has a similar notion of the
future. “Manmohan and Sonia will earn a bad name and people will reject
them in the next elections.” He claimed that with Taurus in ascendant now,
following the eclipse, disillusionment among all sections of society against
the government would increase. “This will have a serious impact.”
According to him, civil society pressure on the government would intensify.
However, he said that eclipses did not affect individuals. Daruwalla said that
masses were controlled by the moon and that was why the mass movements would
continue. “More Baba Ramdev’s will come up and there will be more
agitation.” The moon is aligned with Saturn now, which Daruwalla said was
the planet of justice. “By 2012, many heads will roll. Anna Hazare will
sit on the chest of the government and beat the drums of justice.


“Daruwalla also made the curious
prediction that Warren Anderson of the Bhopal gas tragedy fame, would either be
extradited to India or would commit suicide by 2012.SUNDAY GUARDIAN






anna hazare has to save his skin

Anna Hazare and Civil society has
only one option left to fight it out in Public. The matter should be brought to
streets and Public domain. It is only public whose support is necessary to pass
the JLP bill.Congress,NCP,TMC.DMK UPA would not get going the bill as they fear
that their corruption would be exposed. Anna should not wait for 15th August for
fasting, but start nationwide agitation/movement all over the country by
protest march by IAC and CS.We lost all hopes on this corrupt govt and our hope
is only people.UPA govt has lost all public support but the constitutional
propriety of 5 years term has kept it in office. But it has lost all public
support and it must be ousted. Anna Hazare is the binding factor for anti
corruption people, but he must be taking political supports from all opposition
parties and non congress parties which would give them credence in passing
their bill in LS.By such rhetoric in open they would not win the war on corruption.
It is not a movement for them or their coterie but for all the people of
India.They must be aware that congress would not allow them to get the JLP bill
passed. They were victimized by the congress givt all along they started the
movement by exposing of bhusans in fake CD,Anna in his home village ,and may
more vendetta measures. Anna Hazare should not be a tool in the hands of people
like Agnivesh, Medha Patkar,Mallika sarabhai
who are agents of congress in the CS.We urge Anna to keep distance from
such characters who are agents of Congress and wants demoralize them and also
frustrate their good intentions.







congress days are over

True to
its habit, the Congress party will attempt some drastic actions to regain its
lost credibility. It will unleash vendetta against opposition leaders and
attempt to show that all those arraigned against the Congress are corrupt. It
will create and exploit every opportunity to rake up non-issues to divert
public attention. It may even resort to dividing the electorate on caste,
communal or some other lines to minimize the electoral damage. This may
actually backfire on the Congress party that traditionally has had a wide
appeal across various caste and other groups. Yet, a desperate Congress party
may make some cynical moves to get out of the corruption rut. Attempts to link
activists like Anna Hazare with the RSS are a part of this cynical strategy.

Take my
word: nothing will help restore the present government’s credibility. Let me
explain this from my experience as a poll analyst for two decades. When a
government enjoys public trust, all its actions are generally seen from a
positive perspective. And, when a government is seen to be inherently
untrustworthy, all its actions become suspect. All actions of the Manmohan
Singh government will henceforth be viewed from a negative perspective due to the
credibility crisis that envelopes it.

Manmohan Singh government, despite enjoying a parliamentary majority is a lame
duck government. Whether it lasts the full term or dies a premature death will
depend on its political survival strategies. For sure, in the public mind, it
has already lost its mandate. Its defeat at polls, whenever they are held, is
an inevitability that stares it in its face. GVL Narasimha Rao is a noted
poll analyst