Narendra Modi special guest at dinner hosted by Rajnath Singh

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi was the star guest at a dinner hosted by BJP President Rajnath Singh in New Delhi for his party MPs where the Gujarat Chief Minister and veteran L K Advani shared the table sitting next to each other and sharing warm vibes.

Modi was the only special invitee at the annual dinner the BJP president hosts for party MPs.

While Modi arrived early and was seen interacting with the guests, Advani arrived well past 10 pm after participating in the vote on the Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha.

Sources said he was seated at the same table as Modi, in fact right next to the BJP campaign committee chief and the two shared warm vibes. The high table also had Rajnath along with the two Leaders of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.

Advani had resigned from all party positions in the wake of Modi’s anointment as the poll campaign panel chief. He later withdrew his resignations following the intervention by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Around 200 BJP MPs attended the dinner.

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  1. What exactly / precisely , will you do ?

    Expected has come to pass
    Narendrabhai Modi has been declared as the PM candidate of BJP
    On TV channels , experts are offering advice to BJP / NaMo , on how they should conduct themselves PRIOR to 2014 national elections
    For the voters , what matters is :
    “ If BJP were to be voted to power , how will it conduct itself , AFTER the elections ? After NaMo becomes PM ? “
    All that we have been hearing from NaMo and other BJP leaders , over the last one year is :

     Congress is corrupt

     UPA 2 is incompetent

     All of their policies are wrong , leading to price-rise , inflation , economic downturn etc

     They failed to do THIS and THAT

    But not a word so far of what exactly / precisely , BJP / NaMo would themselves do , if voted to power !
    I certainly don’t mean distribution of free laptops , tablets , mobiles , cycles ! Forget the manifesto !
    As a citizen , I would like them to declare NOW , their unambiguous stand on :

     Disallowing “ convicted “ persons from contesting elections

     Bringing political parties within the ambit of RTI

     Appointment of a Lok Ayukt in Gujarat and passing of Jan Lok Pal Bill within 100 days of coming to power

     Make CBI independent of Government

     Passing Women’s Equal Representation Bill, pending for 40 years

     Electoral Reforms incorporating , “ Negative Voting / Right to Recall “

     Passing of Delivery of Services Act

     Bringing out Black Money ( both , foreign and local ) for investment in Infrastructure / Health Services / Education / Housing for the poor etc , thru suitable “ No Questions Asked “ Amnesty Schemes

     Above all ,creating 15 million jobs every year

    These are , just a few of the people’s expectations
    Are BJP / NaMo willing to treat these as voters’ “ Charter of Demands “ ?
    We have had enough of rhetoric oratory
    People are asking :

    “ Forget what UPA failed to do . We know that
    What will YOU do , and WHEN ?

    I hope NaMo / Rajnath Singh realize that , in order to win the forthcoming State elections and , thereby pave the road to win the 2014 National election , they need to come up with honest / transparent and IMMEDIATE answers

    • hemen parekh [ 14 Sept 2013 ]

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  2. BJP Poll Manifesto

    Mr Murli Manohar Joshi is in charge of drawing up BJP’s Poll Manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

    He has invited suggestions from public for possible incorporation in the manifesto , if found suitable

    Based on my perception of what would benefit the public most ( in order of importance ) , following is how BJP’s manifesto should read :

     Corruption

    We will introduce / pass , “ Anna-Version “ of Jan Lok-Pal Bill within 2 months of assuming power at the Center

     Jobs

    We will create 15 million jobs per year , starting from 2015

     Economy

    We will liberalize FDI in Insurance / Retail and all other non-defense related sectors of economy

     Productive Use of Un-Productive Money

    We will create a structure, whereby Private sector and Religious Trusts ( such as Tirupati / Lord Padmanabhan / Shirdi SaiBaba / Satya SaiBaba / Siddhi Vinayak / VaishnoDevi etc ) , will come forward to invest , at least Rs 10 lakh crores per year for the next 5 years. This will be done thru,

    • No-Tax ( for 10 years ) , “ Job Creation “ Bonds , exclusively devoted to creation of Jobs for poor people in less-developed states

    • Enabling investments into these bonds , thru a Voluntary Disclosure Scheme ( VDS ) where no questions will be asked as to the source of the funds. This will bring back Rs 35 lakh crores stashed away unproductively / secretly by Indian nationals and Trusts

    • We will create similar “ Job Creation “ Bonds where subscription will be restricted to,

    # NRIs / PIOs
    # Foreign NGOS / Charitable Trusts
    # Foreign Sovereign Funds

    • We will introduce this measure within 6 months of coming to power

     CBI

    We will make CBI truly independent of the Central Government , by making Chief of CBI report to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
    CBI will have its own Expense Budget ( as part of the Central Budget ) and will be free to hire additional professionals without needing permission from any Central Ministry

     Electoral Reforms

    We will introduce , within 6 months , a Electoral Reforms Bill in Lok Sabha. This will have provisions for
    • NOTA

    • Right to Recall

    • Negative Vote …………..etc

     Representation of People Act

    We will amend this Act within 6 months of assuming power , by incorporating provisions for

    • Acceptance of ALL donations to political parties only thru cheques

    • Issue of paper receipts for all donations

    • Publishing on party web site ,

    # full details of funding / expenditure etc

    # full details of Assets / Liabilities / Income Tax Returns filed etc of Senior party functionaries ( including those holding Ministerial positions ) – updated annually

    # full details of FIRs / Court-Cases ( whether criminal or civil ) filed against any Senior Party Functionaries , with punishments awarded , if any

    # number of Lok Sabha / Rajya Sabha meetings attended by its elected representatives

     Naxal / Maoist Menace

    We will eliminate this menace thru full integration of these Tribal areas into the mainstream of the Social / Political and Economic development.
    We will do this by granting special status to these areas , where industries / businesses / NGOs , will be encouraged to set up Skills Training Institutes , by giving accelerated depreciation benefit for the Capital Expenditure incurred and 150 % write-off on the recurring annual revenue expenditure

     Relations with Pakistan

    Whereas we will encourage constructive dialogue with Pakistan to resolve all outstanding issues , this will be done only after Pakistan dismantles all terror-training camps on its territory , as certified by a UN Agency , on an ongoing basis

    Dear Mr Joshi :

    I am not sure how many citizens will take the trouble to spell out their suggestions like this
    My last suggestion is that you frame a “ Multiple Choice Questionnaire “
    Publish this on as many Media as possible – especially Online Web sites
    Then ask people to record their choices
    A Smart Phone based Mobile App would be great !

    • hemen parekh ( 19 Oct 2013 )

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