Saturday, June 24, 2017

Who will be the next (14th) President of India? Kovind or Meira

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The final scenario is clear for the elections to the top most post in the Indian Republic. The electoral college is gearing up for the voting of the 14th President of India. BJP's so called election-winning brains Prime minister Modi and party president Amit Shah have hurriedly decided and declared Ram nath Kovind who was earlier the Dalit Morcha president as NDA's presidential candidate in order to shut the mouths of the disgruntled allies like Shiv sena and the anti-modi faction within the BJP who were working to field senior and accepted leader Advani. 

On the other side, to counter the BJP's dalit political card, 17 opposition parties under the leadership of Congress (I), CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress etc decided to field former Lok sabha speaker Meira Kumar as the opposition's presidential candidate. Even though Meira Kumar is more capable and popular than Kovind and she is the daughter of a great dalit leader, Even though Kovind appears to have an edge in the electoral college as of now, considering many facts beyond politics, Meira Kumar is also expected to give a tough fight.

The sudden selection and announcement of Kovind as their candidate by BJP leadership was a big surprise for the opposition parties who were being contacted by them for finding a common candidate in consensus who is accepted by one and all. It was not surprising to see many political parties and their corrupt heads like TDP's Chandra Babu Naidu, TRS's Chandrasekhar Rao, YSRCP's Jagan Mohan Reddy, AIADMK's Edappadi Palanisami etc who are all involved in many charges and fear the wrath of p m modi and his 'own' government. The country and the whole world is witnessing how the rulers of the country are laying traps and nooses for all those who oppose, criticise or raise voice against their hidden agendas. So all the leaders and people who have something to fear should support any move taken by these powerful persons. 

But it was quite surprising for all concerned the way in which Bihar CM Nitish Kumar offering his party's support for NDA's Rashtrapati candidate without holding any dialogues with the other opposition parties or his allies. Nitish Kumar's move is very surprising because he is the one who pitched the suggestion of fielding a suitable candidate by the 'grand alliance' opposition parties. It is more surprising to know that he is not heeding to the plea of his 'brother' Lalu Prasad Yadav to reconsider his decision and extend support to the opposition's common candidate. This decision of Nitish has made people guessing why he is very stubborn in his announcement. Is he too have a noose around his neck or is he expecting something...?

As historical blunders are being committed by people in many parts of the world in the recent times, even India cannot expect something different. Lets wait till July 17th and watch for the outcome...!

Monday, April 17, 2017

UDF Landslide Victory in Malappuram Bypoll. Candidates and Votes

In Malappuram Lok Sabha Parliament By-election, the IUML candidate of the UDF, P K Kunhalikkutty secured a stunning and remarkable victory. 

The victory of UDF's Muslim League Candidate in Malappuram Parliamentary constituency by-election held on 12th April, 2017 was expected and predicted in another post in this blog. It is proved 100% correct. PK Kunjalikkutty defeated his nearest rival M B Faizel of LDF and secured an overwhelming majority of 1,71,078...!

This stunning result of UDF is a direct and clear indication to the Pinarayi's dictator rule in the state as already announced by the CPI(M) leadership. Had the LDF government in the state been pro-poor and people friendly, even if the UDF secured a victory in Malappuram Loksabha by-election, the margin would not have been this much huge, despite some Muslim parties extending their open support for LDF before the elections.

Now as the message of the people of Kerala is clear, the only alternative left with the CPI(M) is to replace Pinarayi Vijayan with V S Achuthanadandan or some other capable and corrupt-free leaders form the LDF and make him as the Chief Minister of Kerala. This may help to heal the wounds caused in the minds of people who trusted Pinarayi Vijayan and were terribly dismayed. 

If Pinarayi Vijayan truly considers the party interests more than his personal interests, he should volunteer to quit the CM's office taking into consideration the feeling of the people of Kerala through this Malappuram verdict. If he justifies himself and tries to cling on his position, it will only help to distance many activists and sympathizers from the LDF. Those leaders who act as 'spoons' of Pinarayi like Kodiyeri Balakrishanan, M M Mani, G Sudhakaran, K K Sailaja are only increasing the damage being caused by the government by their blind flattering. 

Below is the Final Results / List of the Malappuram Loksabha By-poll, 2017.

      Candidate Name:         Votes bagged:  Margin:   Percentage

1.  P K KUnhalikutty (UDF)    5,15,330      1,71,028   55.04%

2.  M B Faisal           (LDF)     3,44,307                      36.77%

3.  Sree Prakash      (NDA)       65,675                       07.01%

4.  NOTA                                   4,098

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Best Catering and Event Management Services in Kerala: Maliyeckal

The time has been changing rapidly. Until few decades ago, any celebration, pertaining to a house or family was considered as an affair of the neighborhood in most places in India, particularly in Kerala. Not only the kith and kin of the celebrant family, but also the entire neighborhood used to gather voluntarily and carryout the entire events with an untold responsibility with great pomp and gaiety, without any differences of any kind. In short, any celebration in one family was a merrymaking time for the other families also surrounding that family.

Changes in this attitude started showing from the 1990s more evidently from the birth of the new millennium ie 2000 AD. Money power increased in some people and this slowly widened the gap between the haves and have nots. People grew more and more selfish and they started constructing walls around their boundaries. 

When money became everything in the life of man, and people became fully engaged in the task of making more and more money, they don't want to waste their 'valuable' time to plan or conduct anything else. So when the suitable time comes for the wedding of their children (or any other occasion) in their family, they search for the right party that will perform the work very responsibly and beautifully. There are many corporate and small parties involved in the work of providing 'catering and event management services' for the needy people almost everywhere. As food is the most important factor that assess the standard of the function, everyone is keen to get the best party to serve food to their guests.

In Kerala also there are a number of such event management and catering service establishments ranging from small to large. But to identify the right and best firm and entrust the work to it is a difficult task indeed. Most people will get a first-hand experience of such services only after engaging and experiencing their services at lest once. Because one cannot risk the rare and special ceremonies held in their families. 

In the central Travancore region of Kerala, one can relay upon one such establishment named "Maliyeckal Caterings and Event Management Services". Their services are well liked and accepted by the people living in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and Idukki specially the areas such as Seethathode, Chittar, Perunadu, Vadasserikkara, Ranni, Kottayam, Erumely, Kanjirappally, Mundakkayam, Mylapra, Konni, etc, etc. they are extending their services for more than 10 years in a commendable manner. 

Maliyeckal Caterers were chosen by the authorities to serve food to the VVIPs of India and abroad when they attended the inaugural celebrations of the silver jubilee of Nilackal St Thomas Church in January 2011. They are the most preferred caterers by one and all because they serve very delicious food prepared with utmost care and quality filled with love and ethics, in very hygienic conditions.

Maliyeckal caterings is founded and headed by Mr Joseph Maliyeckal and is being directed by Soji Joseph. They find pleasure in seeing the satisfaction in others. Their selfless services and dedication has grown the firm into a fullfledged one within a decade. It is one of the few such organizations to have necessary legal licences from the 'Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)'. Their services are available for any occasion whether indoor or outdoor. They have a vast list of menu to choose for any auspicious occasions. Or they prepare any custom item as per the wish of the client. They have well experienced and specially talented chefs who can prepare any dish whether it is continental, Chinese, Indian, South Indian, or traditional Kerala foods. They extend their unstinted services for any size of gathering ranging from large thousands to small hundreds. Even the average person can engage their services at most affordable cost without compromising on quality and taste.

Those who want any Event Management and/or Catering Services for any occasion can contact the following numbers for booking:

Mr. Thomas Joseph (Event Management coordinator): 09447504591

Mr. Joseph M (Caterings): 09495205643

Mr. Soji Joseph:  9947668353

Friday, March 31, 2017

Malappuram Lok Sabha By-election April, 2017: Winner is...?

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Unlike the elections conducted in other Constituencies of  India, Malappuram Lok Sabha by-poll scheduled for April 12, 2017 does not give much curiosity in the minds of the people to know its results. It is because, in the normal sense, the victory of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate is sure and confirmed in this Muslim populated Parliament constituency.

The only matter of interest for the people is to know the margin of votes polled by the Muslim League candidate P K Kunjalikutty, whether it is more than that was bagged by his predecessor late MP, E Ahamed in the Lok Sabha polls held in 2015. Because the latter had made a stunning victory with a huge margin of 1.94 lakhs over the CPI(M) candidate P K Sainaba.

P K Kunhalikutty is the most popular face in the Muslim League Party (and the UDF) and it will be his desire (and a golden opportunity) to set a record margin in this elections to prove his popularity. 

On the other side, CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and some other LDF leaders have stated that the outcome of this election will be an assessment of the LDF rule in the state under Pinaryi Vijayan. This statement will obviously necessitate them (even though they cannot dream a victory) to increase their candidate's Adv M B Faizal's vote share and to decrease the UDF candidate's votes bagged.

It is a matter of interest for those interested to know the number of votes collected by the BJP candidate Adv N Sreeprakash. If he can increase the number or percentage of votes, the credit will go to PM Modi and Amit Shah. If it happens to decrease, all the blame will fall upon poor Kummanam Rajasekharan.

Lets wait for two more weeks to know the exact picture.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Kerala Police a Big Failure Under Pinarayi Vijayan - Loknath Behara?

The Kerala Police was compared to the Scotland Yard Police few decades ago. Before the invention and use of latest modern technological products and gadgets, some cases investigated and unearthed by the Kerala Police Personal literally stunned not only the people of the country, but also the world. Many a times they got their clue to the incidents from a small piece of waste paper or a piece of thread. Many films were also made basing the cleverness of this Kerala Police.

But now-a-days, the sudden rise of criminal activities that are taking place in Kerala and the incapability of the police is making everyone wonder and ask whether the police that is employed by the people of Kerala and receiving salaries from the people, are there to protect the life and property of the people. Kerala Police has become a matter of shame and partner and protector of criminals and goons these days. Whose is the fault?

It is quite funny to understand that the Kerala Police is struggling to identify and nab the culprits who killed Mishel Shaji in Ernakulam recently, even though the family of the deceased collected a lot of video footages and other crucial evidences (which the police could not collect)!

The chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan is holding the home ministry portfolio that is in charge of the police departemnt. As soon as he took charge, he removed DGP Senkumar (who was considered and proved as a clean and efficient officer) and appointed Loknath Behara in his place. People are now asking whether this controversial appointment was to place a person who will be loyal to the CM and carryout his wishes without a question! The CM is not bothered about the popular opinion of the people that Kerala is becoming a totalitarian state!

Some people are asking whether there is a police department in Kerala state? Inspite of the heinous crimes and murders are rising rapidly, the higher officials remain safe by making some statements admitting 'police failure' and suspend one or two small officers (to induct them back after this heat is over!) The Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan whom the people gave their mandate expecting a lot, remain stubborn in his statements by trying to describe all the deaths as 'suicides' to protect the accused persons who are affluent and having some association with his CPI(M) party. 

On the other hand, the Chief minister is seen praising and supporting repeatedly the vigilance director Jacob Thomas (he is using even the legislative Assembly for this purpose) on his actions of vengeance attributed against all the IAS officers of the state. Jacob Thomas was considered as an honest and fearless officer early, but now he has spoiled and damaged his own image by indulging in cheap personal vendetta of very low grade in the name of stopping corruption!

Just see how many burning issues rocked Kerala recently where the Government and Police were either found supporting the culprits or being in a state of silence and helplessness, due to the involvement of CPIM activists or the accused having CPIM association!

Not only the oppositions, but many personalities including Police Complaint Authority Chairman Justice Narayana Kurup, veteran CPI(M) Leader VS Achuthanandan and many CPI leaders are criticizing strongly the indifferent attitude of the government and the police in many cases.

There is a feeling in some elected persons that they are safe until the end of their terms. People (not only Communist sympathizers) put a lot of faith in the LDF and Pinarayi Vijayan and elected to power, expecting that they would do justice to their roles. If they do not heed to the cries of the public, they should listen to the voices of their conscience at least to get a permanent spot in the peoples minds! Otherwise, time will teach them a fitting lesson! (Not only them, but also the other members in the ministry and government, who are doing exceptionally well)!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chennai RK Nagar By-election 12 April 2017: Who will win?

Filing Nominations for the by-election to the RK Nagar Assembly Constituency in Chennai commences today and ends on 23 instant. The Voting will be held on April 12 th and the results of the elections will be out on April 15.

RK Nagar was the constituency of late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha. After her mysterious death recently (in which her criminal associate Sasikal's hand is suspected...) the ugly tug of war for the CM's post between Jaya's confidante maid Sasikala and faithful political alternative Panneer Selvam was witnessed by one and all. As the political wind and the governor's decision favored Sasikala's side, her nominee was made the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu before she went to the Prison in Karnataka to serve her term of imprisonment. 

Now as the date for filing the nominations has come, once again the world is going to witness a lot of undemocratic incidents until the counting of the votes and announcement of the results on April 15. 

So far Sasikala's side AIADMK is fielding her nephew Dinakaran (who was expelled by Jayalalitha in 2011) and DMK has declared Maruthu Ganesh as their candidates. Jayalalitha's niece Deepa Jayakumar has already announced her decision to contest and started campaigning in the constituency. Now people are eagerly waiting to see what the powerful (and cunning) BJP is going to do to utilize this favorable situation! Because that party has been proving its capability to 'divide and win' policy in the country.

Whatever the outcome of the elections, it is expected that money and freebies will flow in the constituency. Because As Sasiakala's candidate was expelled by Jayalalitha from the party, the people of RK Nagar may not accept Dinakaran easily. But Sasikala's camp also will not accept the fact and give up easily, but will do what ever possible, even move the mountains, to secure a victory!

Who will win? You are welcome to guess!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Indian Assembly Elections 2017: Exit Polls Results

Elections to the 5 states Assemblies including the crucial UP state concluded yesterday in many lengthy phases. As the political situations not only in the country but throughout the world are changing rapidly, elections are a matter of do or die. Democracy is being murdered by the political parties and the so called leaders. Elections now-a-days are proving that 'might is right'. People are losing hope in the system. Whether people are interested or not, the politicians and the so called leaders want to win any elections as power is their breath of life!

Tough not all, there are many people (mostly political activists and their sympathizers) who are waiting eagerly to know the outcome of the elections held in a prolonged manner. Though the actual and final results can be known on Saturday, 11th March, to quench their curiosity to some extend, they watch the exit poll predictions conducted by various agencies. But ironically most of the claims of the exit poll companies are proven to be wrong when the past exit poll results are analysed closely.

However lets have a look at the different Exit Poll (Opinion poll) results below:

As all the exit polls predicted the victory of BJP in all the four states viz except Punjab, it is not felt necessary to list in detail here.

(You may also add your guess/comment below:)