Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Making of King-Maker – Bhaiyya Raja!

There is apparently no need of introduction for Crime Master GoGo (Bhaiyya Raja) but still for those who does not know him I will give a brief introduction. Crime Master GoGo’s full name is Raghuraj Pratap Singh; he is an independent MLA from Kunda, Pratapgarh, UP. Currently he is a Cabinet Minister in Toddler’s (Akhilesh Yadav) regime. 8 criminal cases are against him. I am not good statistician so I will take liberty of saying 8 ± 5 cases. He is known as “Bhaiyya Raja” among his supporters.
The first time I heard Crime Master GoGo name was from my Grand Father. My ancestral roots are from Uttar Pradesh, so politics has to come naturally to my family. I must be around 15-16 then. In a brief introduction I was told that Crime Master GoGo is a very powerful man in Pratapgarh. No one, Yes NO ONE can rule other than him in Pratapgarh District. This man holds the key to five constituencies of Pratapgarh; he has got full support even when he fields without party. He does not need A Lotus, A Haathi or A Cycle. He just needs audience to mesmerize.
It is worthwhile to understand the political frivolity of him. A BJP guy initially, helped BJP by taking out all Thakur’s to dissolve Babe’s (Mayawati) regime. In later years something happened between him and BJP, and it was BJP who started filing cases against him. Soon it was joined by Babe’s government too.
When the Softie’s party SP came into power, within 25 minutes all charges were dropped against GoGo. Its amazing ain’t it? People spend their lives fighting Indian Judiciary System and a person who was jailed in POTA act (A repealed act) get’s charges dropped against him, and that too within minutes. It was an intervention from Supreme Court that stopped State Government to dismiss charges against GoGo. It could have been a personal vendetta of Babe’s (Mayawati) Government to frame him. Looks like Babe framed lot’s of innocent person’s like GoGo in UP. Currently Toddler is asking state courts to revoke more than 4,000 cases against innocent powerless people.
It was a promise from Toddler (Akhilesh Yadav) and his government that there will be no “Gundaraj” and there will not be any tainted ministers. Nation’s irony is that Crime Master GoGo is not only Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Ministry but he has got Prison Department as well under his hood. Maybe he understands the Prison System well enough as it was his home for substantial time and moreover he was able to control elections while being in jail.
This man hold’s key to entire Pratapgarh and neighboring Bihar (Not state) constituency. There should not be even an iota of doubt that GoGo is a favorite of SP and holds sufficient clout among UP’s Thakurs. The Softie (Mulayam) is a National Kingmaker and his Kings-Man-ship draws from King-Maker’s like GoGo. It will be interesting to see in future how things shape up. As of now GoGo owns status, and it can be seen when his supporter’s with utmost surety chant –
Vote Nahi Rasgulla Hain,
Kursi Khullam Khulla Hain.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Biryani King – Kasab and Beyond !

Today entire nation is discussing about the political scenario and what will happen next. This all has perhaps snatched the sheen from our Biriyani King – Kasab. In a recent development it is known that happy-go-heart Biryani King has filed a mercy plea to Pranab Da and that too in our beloved Hindi.  
Here onward I take a brief mentioning the statistics behind Mercy plea. Total 52 people have been executed in India since independence and that is the official Government record. About 30 Mercy pleas are awaiting decision from President of India. A few of them even dated back to 1992. The workflow for Presidential pardon is outlined below – 
Mercy Petition --> President of India  --> Home Ministry --> President of India --> Final Result. 
Now going by the above workflow, it is difficult to comprehend the reason of so many pending Mercy Pleas. The only reason which I can guess is that, every government is afraid to face ire’s of their political supporter’s.  Without being afraid, it can be clearly stated that Government lacks balls and keeps on appeasing the political parties across, even for the death sentences. Many of the apolitical convicts (total 35 convicts) were granted clemency during Iron Lady 2 (Pratibha Patil) regime which raised eyebrows across media and social platforms (The easiest platform where intellectuals roar). The surprise factor was that one of the pardoned convict was not even alive. Anyway the article is not about taking dig at Iron Lady 2, I can only wish her safe travel. 
There is zero prediction about case of Kasab. There won’t be any clemency for him and moreover decision might come fast for him. The reason he won’t be offered clemency is that he has no affiliation with any political party, he is not Indian and any organization(s) (other than the one’s for Human Rights) are not even thinking to come forward, because of public criticism. 
This Biryani King has to leave our MotherLand. It's strange that why Biryani King is afraid of becoming Shaheen (Shahid) and why even he is filing mercy plea. It’s a personal wish of SleepingGhost that may our Biryani King gets those "Shaheed's Perks and Privileges" in heaven, which were promised to him before attack.
Indian judicial system has anyway let you live this long, yes we know death is cruel and so do you. We don't want to see you again. Get out and get out soon Biryani King!

PS - Simple demands from SleepingGhost to President of India –
  1. These Death Row awaiting convicts already have screwed up life. Take a decision if you want to let them live or if they should be gone. Since 1992 people are waiting – Seriously?
  2. When President of India is going to confirm on the clemency of Afzal Guru, The Veerappans associates or the Khalistan Associate ?

Acknowledgement – Recent article of TOI and Internet Searches. Love you WIKI for everything.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Silence Breaker - Barfi !

There is not even a shred of doubt that Barfi (Man Mohan Singh) is an astute politician and one of the most educated people which Indian Politics have known. The opening line meant to convey that Barfi has got more than solid credentials for the role which he is performing. SleepingGhost has got little political bent so he is not aware about credentials of Amul Kid (Rahul Gandhi). If you are reading this, then please feel free to drop achievement of Toddler (Akhilesh Yadav) to SleepingGhost. My apologies I meant achievements of Amul Kid not Toddler. These so called young politicians all look alike to me. Toddler is anyway featuring in all cheap Tabloids today for his short term achievements. 
So yesterday it was indeed a good/bad Friday for India in terms of opening up of economy. FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in retail and aviation. Disinvestment in Public Sectors, an increase in Diesel price, a limit to LPG and a probable rate cuts from RBI. For investors and business people this is definitely a good move. A boost to saddening economy and Sensex has already moved past 18000. The SleepingGhost’s personal opinion has been always towards liberalization and opening up of economic front which is not at expense of the poorer people. 
Moving back to the topic, this is about Barfi. The last when he took a stand and played with his allies was when UPA was dwindling with Nuclear Issues. Agreement with USA and other countries was being criticized harshly, and even brought a distrust motion in parliament. Barfi defended it, and defended it well. He ensured not only defending the government but he created such an environment in Indian Politics that there was absolute zero alternative to UPA. I will say it was not UPA win but people were to choose a lesser Devil and they opted for Barfi’s coalition, just because they were stable. I really don’t know where NDA was then, after Atal they are still in recovery phase. 
Once in a blue moon Barfi has to stop pleasing his allies and has to do real work. Voila - Oops He did it Again!!
The never stopping Anti-Maoist RailGadi (Mamta Banerjee) will perhaps be leading the front for upcoming weeks. Again it is to the Diaspora of SleepingGhost that why RailGadi has to oppose everything good. NDA is also collecting itself to meek these reforms weakly which were once their own brainchild. It is still unsure if Softie (Mulla-Yum Singh) the Shot caller will be uniting with RailGadi to throw her under the train again. There was some mention in the news about possible talks of Softie and RailGadi though. 
Over all a Brilliant move by Barfi and he mentioned about biting the bullet (Rajnikant Syndrome) and if he has to go down, he will better go down fighting. We citizen of India rarely expect such words from dear Barfi and it gives us goose bumps when Barfi roars with agility. Barfi, you are a great fellow and there would not have been any problem, if you would have disassociated yourself with the named Gandhi’s and showed some real balls to your allies and Congress. 
Hello NDA if by any chance you are reading this, I can only say that collect yourself, give yourself a leader, A FACE. Stop speculation around the country, otherwise definitely country is going to Amul Kid or some Softie! (SleepingGhost will rather refrain from mentioning “The Dogs”!)

PS - Going forward if you guys are going to read my posts, please keep yourself updated about the nick names. Soon I will stop quoting the real names in brackets, also the new names mentioned will be left for guessing.
Image Courtesy - http://www.ablble.com/2011/08/young-manmohan-singh-family-children.html. Would have loved to mention creator of this image but it's not available. If anyone comes across, the creator of this image please let us know and we will give due credits.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Ever Ambitious Softie - Calling Shots !

Today it's all over the news, the Softie aka Mulayam Singh is thrashing Congress for corruption and the Coal Scam.
It is disappointing yet wonderful for people like Mulayam Singh to speak. The person in question was Chief Minister of a power less state (In terms of electricity only) for more than 8 Years. Over the time, and to set up for a larger role in Indian Politics, this Softie handed over the reins to toddler Akhilesh Yadav. I won't compare sad Amul Kid with the Toddler because any day I will pick Toddler over Amul Kid. Still power holders are within the family itself.
Just few days back this person presumably left our very own Mamta Banerjee red faced over the ire for Presidential elections. Mamta thought that she has got everything to shackle the government but she never knew that Softie is a Devil's Advocate. What was promised or how Softie Changed the tune within 2 day's, still remains behind the curtains.
Another long love association was Amar Singh; Ahh there was so much love in the families. Our KBC, Amar Singh and Softie were all splashed up in media for such a great friendship. Soon Amar Singh's own political ambitions became his own agony and he was sidelined. Amar Singh who was the reason and man to led our KBC into Softie's Fort was deserted by KBC as well. No idea where Amar Singh is these day's, the last when I saw him was when Toddler won the UP elections.
In past Softie had association with Congress, Mayawati (Am not mentioning BSP because it is my personal opinion that BSP is Mayawati), Janta Dal, he formed his own political party. As of now he has set up toddler in UP so there is not even a shred of doubt that Softie is set for the sky. The eye is for the top spot which will be vacated by Barfi (MMS). 
I personally see, that this extreme opportunist with no principal, and reason behind his political foray is going to dilute India as much as he can. The only agenda in the Softie's mind is gaining power, what-so-ever the means be.

Looking at the projections it is very likely that there will be hung parliament in 2014, and then with his usual knack, Softie is going to call shots!