Media & Press – Representing Corrupt Political Regimes

November 16, 2018


Media & Press – Representing

Corrupt Political Regimes

Padmini Arhant

When media and press become presstitute in colluding with corrupt political regimes destroying lives of ordinary people, the system erodes leaving the population entirely at political class mercy.

The political regimes committing crimes are never even acknowledged as criminals in power. Instead they are glorified with fraudulent attributes and false credits insulting human intelligence.

TamilNadu’s former Chief Minister Jayalalitha was responsible for mandatory alcoholism ruining thousands of families and causing many casualties with authority in the Southern State of Tamil Nadu, India. Yet the spineless impotent news daily like Tamil Murasu in Singapore swear allegiance to criminal political establishments against ordinary citizens in Singapore and world over.

The film industry on their part is lock stock and barrel in that regard. Indian film industry much to self-destruction boasts misogyny viewing women as objects of voyeurism and lust. The sex-starved sadistic piranhas in film industry, politics and elsewhere obviously treat women in own family in that manner.  Not to mention condescendence and derogatory culture permeates in the medium besides news media promoting prejudice and reprehensible conduct without any shame or journalistic ethics.

The actions reflect precipitous decline in human values with global gangsta setting guidelines for crony contingency judiciously abiding kamikaze strategy.

Needless to say the outcome of such indulgence denying willful participants opportunity for belated regrets or remorse.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter


Fake Identity and Crony Politics

November 15, 2018


Fake Identity and Crony Politics

Padmini Arhant

The trend glorifying corrupt criminal and unscrupulous entities by falsely attributing others’ credits to them underestimate human intelligence much to self-destruction and deprecation. Submitting to global syndicate’s nefarious policy, servile Indian politics and Tamilnadu in particular survive on idolizing murderous political regimes having wreaked havoc during their term in office. They continue to deceive population by presenting their unpopular ex- leaders as noblest of the noble. These actions are condemnable and downright fraudulent in the so-called democracy.

The above video further elaborates on the contemporary criminal practice.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter


Sri Lanka Politics – Mahinda Rajapakse lost No-Confidence Motion

November 14, 2018

Sri Lanka Politics

Padmini Arhant

Sri Lanka former President Mahinda Rajapakse usurped to power as Prime Minister lost no-confidence motion in Sri Lankan Parliament.  The 225 members assembly voted in favor of no-confidence on Mahinda Rajapakse led minority government.  President Maitripala Sirisena unconstitutionally dissolved legislature with Presidential decree shutting down Parliament.  President Sirisena’s undemocratic actions prompted Supreme Court intervention to restore legislature.  The Parliament then convened no-confidence vote delivering Mahinda Rajapakse’s ouster from Prime Minister post.

President Maitripala Sirisena violated constitution amendment prohibiting President to remove incumbent Prime Minister and furthermore closing Parliament at self-discretion without prior disclosure to Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was a serious breach of Parliamentary procedure.  President Sirisena’s impulsive undemocratic decisions caused unnecessary political turmoil in Sri Lanka.  President Sirisena’s appointment of Mahinda Rajapakse and subsequent steps from the Sri Lankan President were not without external forces blessings from neighbors viz. China and India as well as global syndicate offshore. 

President Maitripala Sirisena’s abuse of power since onset until now creates the requirement for the President to step down from office enabling the island nation much anticipated peace and stability.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter




November 13, 2018


Padmini Arhant

In the narcissist world, what is good for some is not necessarily the same for the rest. Tolerance like everything else is reserved only towards selective creed in society. Ironically, the same segment crying foul on anything regarded prejudice unabashedly commit horrific crimes against population deemed weak, vulnerable and dispensable to them. The selective policy makers need to spare tolerance from other issues like evading taxes, amassing fame, fortune and power that are treated exclusive to them. One has to practice what they demand of others. Treat others the way you want to be treated by them.

Respect life in general.

Padmini Arhant

India – Tall Order

October 31, 2018

Subversion of Democracy in Indian Sub-Continent


India – Tall Order

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government in New Delhi and BJP governments in regional states fad for statues of political and historical legends such as former Indian Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Maratha ruler Chatrapathi Sivaji in western states of India is quite a display at a time when the nation is tired of awaiting response from PM Modi on the controversial Rafale scandal and latest CBI fiasco.

More than the Statue of Unity, India is desperately in need of Government of Integrity which has been proved to be a tall order in the past decades and up until now.

The government of transparency and accountability would also be the preference by those entities to whom these monuments and memorials are built with political season in the offing.

Apparently, none are exempt from being used as pawns whether it be Lord Sri Ram or the rulers and political icons of India.

Such is the state of political affairs in the relentless efforts to deflect public attention expending tax payers money for gala events.

What might cross the minds of Sri Ram, Chatrapathi Sivaji and Sardar Vallabhai Patel when they are elevated to the sky?

Meanwhile those whom they deeply cared about i.e. the ordinary people and the poorest of the poor are economically minimized and socially marginalized prioritizing political pageantry. 

Indian electorate deserve truth and facts on series of political debacles without having to approach the Supreme Court on all matter in a manner the judiciary substituting legislative branch and independent inquiry agency or committee. 

What is the next target for government having neutralized the investigating agency CBI, monetary authority RBI and to a large extent the ECI – election commission of India?

Indeed, the tallest statues towering over monumental abuse of power beckon national attention.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter











Sri Lanka – Political Violence Escalating Crisis

October 28, 2018

Sri Lanka – Political Violence Escalating Crisis

Padmini Arhant

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena actions beginning with removal of democratically elected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and withdrawal of his security as well as privileges normally granted to any Prime Minister is acrimonious. Even worse is shutting down Parliament confirming gross misuse of authority and Presidential power.

President Sirisena and his appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa are subverting democracy and rejecting constitution to prove their resolve for personal agenda against national interest. The recent violence with one civilian casualty and several injured from President Sirisena orchestrated siege is reprehensible.

President Sirisena’s lack of respect for democratic values and procedure demonstrated in suspending Parliament without informing or consulting with Parliament Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya – a neutral entity presiding over Parliamentary functions is again a constitutional breach and utter disregard for electoral mandated Parliament assembly.

President Sirisena instructed mob surrounding the Petroleum Ministry premise and besiege of Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, the cabinet member has prompted violence resulting in the preventable civilian death for which President Sirisena is responsible.

These latest developments from President Sirisena is a desperate strategy to install the controversial and most unpopular former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who do not have any political legitimacy to form a government.

In escalating rather than defusing tensions, President Maithripala Sirisena has jeopardized his own status disqualifying him to remain in his position as the authority to order any rule against elected members representing the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s cabinet or political party.

As such the illegal and unconstitutional dismissal of active ruling party chief Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Sirisena proved systemic abuse of Presidential discretion plunging the nation into unnecessary political turmoil.

Parliament session must be allowed immediately enabling the legislative body for confidence vote to establish majority rule leadership to govern the nation without any more incidents of undemocratic and violent means to obstruct this fundamental democratic process. President Sirisena has crossed limits and proceeding towards illegitimate appointment of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa facing numerous criminal charges and human rights violations besides inflicting severe economic damages on the island nation is a coup against Sri Lankan population and democracy.

Under these circumstances and at all times, national unity across the spectrum denouncing such decisions from political entities at the helm viz. President Sirisena and his once political opponent turned preferred appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa is critical to safeguard democracy and constitutional law.

Sri Lankan citizens across the island have endured immense suffering from decades of civil war and series of crises related to political chaos such as the ongoing event and natural disasters restraining economic and social progress urgently required to stabilize the nation.

Neither President Sirisena nor his appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa appear to be concerned about consequences from the unprecedented and abrupt actions exacerbating political and economic conditions in their country.

Furthermore, the ex-President and military commander Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking blessings from Buddhist temple monks and priests in the hope of gaining positive outcome favoring the negative and untoward situation is futile as divine interventions irrefutably deliver peaceful resolutions extending support to non-violent, democratic and just cause not otherwise to suit ill-fated aspirations.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has subject himself to trial in subjugating constitution and undermining democracy.  The current problem needs to be addressed in reversing course with resumption of Parliament and conducting affairs to determine legitimate leadership and governing body.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe headed United National Party (UNP) and any coalition would be the ruling party considering majority representation in Parliament and any changes to this effect is to be brought in a democratic manner in Parliament or in the next free and fair election.

Sri Lankan citizenry, defense force, government institutions and judiciary solidarity to protect sanctity and integrity of democratic rule is crucial to avert President Maithripala Sirisena and his appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa created political upheaval.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter

Sri Lanka – Political Crisis

October 26, 2018

Sri Lanka – Political Crisis

Padmini Arhant

The latest development in the island nation on the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is unnecessary and could further exacerbate political and economic problems for the country.

The current President Maithripala Sirisena abrupt removal of democratically elected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over disagreements on economic reforms between the two entities is impulsive besides the action being unconstitutional and undemocratic that could have serious ramifications setting undesirable precedence through such reaction.

Furthermore, President Sirisena reinstating the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the most controversial political figure in the Indian Sub-Continent for his role in the civil war and gross human rights violations committed in the course of military assault on unarmed civilians i.e. Tamil citizens in Tamil Eelam and Jaffna leading to ethnic cleansing is reprehensible.

The former President Rajapaksa having lost the Presidency and parliamentary elections in 2015, the ex-President legacy marred with atrocities, war crimes, corruption not barring murder of political opponents were to be brought on trial by the present President Sirisena.

In fact, President Sirisena pledged to hold the former President Rajapaksa accountable in 2015. The hard line and iron fist ruler Rajapaksa who was also the military commander was directly involved in genocide of Tamil population during the 2009 operation. The recent turnaround of events with foes becoming friends viz. President Sirisena inviting his not long ago political opponent Rajapaksa subverts democratic system to suit individual political aspirations in Colombo.

Importantly, the constitutional amendment passed in 2015 removed the president’s power to fire or sack the prime minister. The decision to oust the incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the current President Maithripala Sirisena despite the elimination of Presidential power in this regard is clearly a constitutional breach that calls for resignation of the President Maithripala Sirisena.

The ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe headed United National Party and allies being the majority remain the ruling party.  Accordingly, the expulsion of the sitting Prime Minister Wickremesinghe by President Sirisena is illegal not to mention the replacement of the post with the political member Mahinda Rajapaksa facing several criminal charges both in the domestic and international front details the state of affairs and mass abuse of power in the Presidential level.

Sri Lanka having experienced civil war lasting over decades resulting in tremendous loss of lives on all sides and subsequently deep economic struggles combined with financial woes creating sale of Hambantota national port to China are substantial and deserves immediate resolutions. Amid these severe economic challenges, the bitter confrontations within political system endanger democracy in Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe headed political party and allies elected to govern the nation are the legitimate power and the Presidential coup against the government is condemnable. As such the partisanship favoring the failed ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa is unsustainable.

The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be brought to justice for destruction of Sri Lanka in every respect and not empowered with the prime minister post.

Sri Lankan en masse together with legislative body and Judiciary rising to the occasion to restore democracy and upholding constitution is paramount to rescue the nation from wanton political crisis.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter








U.S.Economy & Financial Markets

October 11, 2018

U.S.Economy & Financial Markets

Padmini Arhant

The Federal Reserve preparation to hike interest rates in December 2018 in consideration of historic lower unemployment and GDP forecasts is received cautiously with financial markets reaction to United States and China trade war alongside unnecessary economic sanctions against Iran and Venezuela having drastic impact on global economy.

The Federal Reserve move on gradual rate increase to maintain inflation at current 2 percent bearing low unemployment is a step focused on limited factors such as job and GDP data. However, the fact of the matter is there are other aspects with potential reverse outcome on Federal Reserve’s action to interest rates hike that merits attention.

On the job status, the unemployment figures might be impressively low. Nonetheless, the cash flow in the economy is still lagging in small and medium businesses and other areas of the economy involving direct consumer purchase such as the housing market and automobile industry.

In general, the consumer spending is fairly weak and reflected in retail industry poor performance with many brick and mortar stores struggling to survive in the anemic retail business. The retail figures at the end of holiday season this year will further indicate the condition one way or another. The conventional retail chains and big stores are facing tough competition from e-commerce with online giant like Amazon forcing  shutdowns on major retail stores unable to compete effectively given the popularity and convenience of online marketing.

The e-trade is a big challenge to standard retail business and that in a way controlling inflation on many goods and services in the market. Again, the purchasing power among majority of consumers in the middle and lower incomes category is static and even remain below the expected level despite low unemployment in the economy. One of the reasons behind this sluggish consumer spending is lack of fair income distribution.

Although the job market might appear to be favorable, the buying power among consumers on big budget items like home and cars as well as other essentials are nowhere near  anticipated market share with significant impact on construction industry and manufacturing sector.

On the international front, United States administration policy towards Iran and Venezuela is triggering currency devaluation in emerging economies like India and developing nations such as Pakistan, Turkey and countries in Latin America dependent on crude oil imports from overseas. The U.S. dollar pegged to oil trade, the strengthening of U.S. currency is mainly associated with global transactions in dollar and the alternative being euro depleting foreign currency reserves for most nations worldwide.

European economy barring Germany, Norway and few Nordic states are yet to recover from recession started back in 2007 and experienced until now. Many EU members like PIGS ( Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) along with Eastern European EU states are not relieved from economic crisis and barely able to meet financial obligations amid EU enforced austerity contributing to depressed economic growth and development.

The debt saddled nations are driven towards debt servicing to enrich international monetary authorities and prominent bankers profiteering on the extraordinary debt burden of these countries confronted with liquidity crunch creating the dilemma of debt trap causing economic downturns for nations in this situation.

In the given scenario, euro as the optional trading currency is superficial posing needless strain on global economic activities especially in the backdrop of fragile European economy and United States politically motivated sanctions against Iran and Venezuela compounding the problems on the energy demands and supply chain for nations like India and China with massive energy consumption to fuel the economy. The other efforts in this context such as raising OPEC output to deal with United States sanctions on Iran and Venezuela do not satisfy market requirement that are already felt with unaffordable fuel prices in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and many parts of the world.

United States and Europe would be ultimately affected as the western multinational corporations are predominantly benefiting from global presence and operations right from production to sales, distribution and service  in many industries invariably exposed to common energy and economic issues striking the consumer base in Asia and other regions instrumental in boosting global economic progress.

The global economic regression is directly related to these unwanted events with immediate repercussions on allies and those behind the strategy. China trade war is another dimension with United States having granted the former MOST FAVORED NATION (MFN) status and many United States companies involved in manufacturing goods from China that are not only available in America but also in the global markets. China has long been the world’s central exporter and wholesaler with businesses from far and wide ignoring labor exploitation in addition to normal employment and environment violations in the profit-oriented system. As such, China’s reciprocation to U.S. actions are not without consequences for both economies engaged in mutual trade warfare.

Accordingly, discernment on decisions against China, Iran and Venezuela from the U.S. administration under President Donald Trump is critical to save the economy from possible meltdown in the aftermath of global economic decline that are visible in the wake of current account deficits among many nations trying to maneuver the difficult predicament of survival and resolution to impending economic woes generating anxiety in the global domain.

As for the Federal Reserve resolve to move forward on the overnight federal funds rates over the next year and beyond from the present 2 and 2.5 percent to about 3.4 percent to contain inflation at 2 percent would predictably slow the positive economic trend hurting prospects in the already suppressed housing market and retail sales as highlighted above.

The macroeconomic forecasts on United States GDP for third quarter at 3.7 percent and 2.6 percent for fourth quarter with the Federal Reserve revision showing higher growth figures based on the latest tax cuts and government spending prompting Federal Reserve position on premature rate increase neglect stagnancy in ordinary household income.

The mere job growth in the absence of affordable living standards confirm income disparity. The per capita average net income and cash flow determining consumer price index and inflation is trailing behind projections and proposed changes to rates could wipe the gains realized in the recession free economic span in the past decade until now.

In a nutshell, the exponential rise in minimum wage and average income i.e. per capita income in correlation with GDP is important besides minimizing joblessness in the economy prior to addressing inflation alone in the macro and micro economic management.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant 





















India – Farmers and Workers Rally – Tribute to Major Workforce

October 7, 2018

Indian Farmers & Workers Plight (Hindi)

India – Farmers and Workers Rally

Padmini Arhant

This video is about Indian Farmers & Workers Plight. The farmers world over are confronted with powerful corporate and political complicity in depriving farmers due recognition and revenue for their tremendous contribution to humanity and life.

The outrageous response from governments at corporations behest for example Monsanto – manufacturer as well as distributor of GMO and chemical pesticide aimed at killing pests on the fields instead claiming farmers lives and livelihoods in many parts of the world. The lack of accountability in this regard are responsible for distress in agriculture economy. The multinational corporations wielding power over governments in agro-based economies are legitimate concerns considering the exploitation of farmers and excoriation of earth deriving mega profits at farmers and world population expense only to benefit the 1% reining control over any industry.

The agriculture in particular targeting farmers leave them with no choice except for tragic ending with many committing suicide and treated as mere statistics by governments such as in India.

Indian governments regardless of political parties in power have granted unfettered access with no checks and balances to Indian merchants and multinational corporations (MNC) like Monsanto and several others to prey on farmers under Foreign Direct Investments in India.

Indian farmers have been completely neglected by the governments in the state and national level. To make matters worse both BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and previously Sonia Gandhi led Congress have systematically seized land from farmers to aid their political donors and campaign financiers – i.e. the industrialists in India and foreign companies eyeing on coal and minerals mining industry resulting in explosive and embarrassing political scandals that cost their re-election.

Indian farmers grievance was taken to streets following prolonged struggles with no positive actions or policies from governments alternating power in New Delhi and States nationwide. The latest reaction from PM Narendra Modi government barring farmers entry to the capital – New Delhi deploying brute force and aggressive tactics witnessed in New Delhi on Oct 2nd, 2018 is reprehensible.

Farmers worldwide are the providers of food as they toil in the fields weathering harsh conditions to feed the global population. The governments could no longer ignore farmers problems as that would lead to serious catastrophe for life in general.

Farmers and similarly the labor force enabling businesses and industries to exist and thrive deserve to be heard and their issues resolved peacefully for global sustenance.

Any government exercising brazen means to quell farmers and workers peaceful and non-violent dissent are declaring the system is not democratic. Those who rely on violence to resist reasonable demands from farmers and workers are creating huge barriers in dialogue and reconciliation that could ultimately eject them from power.

Indian political parties at the center and states are hurting themselves in violating farmers and workers constitutional rights to meet with government to alleviate chronic crises. The government has the legislative and constitutional duty per oath to serve all citizens including farmers and workers rather than entirely spending their term in office to enhance industrialists and celebrities interests in society. 

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter

भारत – किसान और मज़दूर रैली

पद्मिनी अर्हन्त

आज का विषय है – भारत के सबसे मुख्य जन गण – कृषि और मज़दूर – दोनों देश के भोज उठाने वाले जिससे देश वासी और उद्योग क्षेत्र जीवित हैं |

राजनीति के सभी दल अब तक अगर कृषि अर्थव्यवस्था यानि एग्रीकल्चर इकॉनमी (Agriculture Economy) को जब आप उद्योगपतियों के साथ किसानों की तुलना करते हैं तो वे किसानों के प्रति सौतेला व्यवहार करते आये हैं | जिससे कोई पक्ष असहमत नहीं हो सकते | भारत के ७१ वर्ष की नाम के वास्ते स्वंतत्रता में, राजनीति यानी कोई भी सरकार को लिया जाये, वे सभी किसान और मज़दूरों के साथ बुरा सुलूक करते आये हैं | उनकी समस्या हल करने के बदले उन्हें उपेक्षा किये जैसे देश के लिए वे उपयोग नहीं हो, जो वास्तव से विपरीत है |

किसानों की संकट दूर करने के बजाय, उनके दुःख बढ़ादिए| पहले किसानों से उनके खेती ज़मीन छीनकर उद्योगपतियों को सस्ते में सौंपदिये ताकि उद्योग पति उससे माला माल हो सके और उनमें से कुछ पैसे उद्योगपति चुनाव में राजनीति के उम्मीदवार पे खर्च करते हैं ताकि उन्हें बाद में उनकी काम आ जाये |

दूसरी बात किसानों के क़र्ज़ की व्यवस्था नहीं की गयी | इसके कारण देश के हर एक कोने से किसान अपने क़र्ज़ में डूबे हुऐ, आत्म हत्या कर बैठे हैं, जिसके जिम्मेदार राजनीति के केंद्रीय, राज्य सरकार और विपक्ष हैं | यही बात जब उद्योगपति की आती है, तब राजनीती उनकेलिये हाथ जोड़कर उनकी सेवा में लगे रहते हैं | यहां तक कि, कई उद्योगपति जिनका गहरा सम्बन्ध पूरे राजनीत्ति यानी सभी दल से है, उन्हें देश से फरार होने देते हैं, देश को करोड़ों में नुक्सान पहुंचाकर यह उद्योगपति विदेशों में ऐश कर रहे हैं |

तीसरी बात किसानों को फसल के लिए जो दाम देना चाहिये, वो नहीं मिलता | उस वजय से किसानों को अपनी और से क़र्ज़ उठाना पड़ता है खेती बाड़ी के लिए और खेती से जुड़े हुऐ काम और साधन को भी मिलाकर किसानों को पैसों की बंदोबस्त करना पड़ता है, हालां की ऐसी समस्यावों के लिए देश में ग्रामीन बैंक होना चाहिये या देश के जितने भी बैंक हैं, उन्हें कृषि कार्य के लिए कम ब्याज में किसानों कि मदत के लिए अलग प्रबंध होने से किसान की संकट कम होगी |

ऐसे कई मुद्दे को लेकर किसान बिलकुल अकेले होगये हैं, जब की सर्कार को कृषि उद्पादन को बढ़ाने में और किसानों की सहायता के लिए कई प्रकार के योजनाएं और कार्यक्रम की आवश्यकता है | लगता है किसान जिस स्वामीनाथन रिपोर्ट की बात कर रहे हैं, उस मैं किसानों की हित में निर्णय किया हुआ कई विषय है जिसे किसान चाहते हैं की वो सब लागू हो |

उसके पश्चात, किसानों की तत्कालीन मांगें जितने भी वो वर्तमान समय को ध्यान में रखते हुऐ सरकार के सामने लाये हैं जो यहाँ पर प्रस्तुत है, वो सब तुरंत सम्मान करनी चाहिए ताकि देश की अनाज और धान्यबीज वगैरा की उद्पादन बढ़ सके और किसानों को भी राहत मिले |

देश के सभी किसानों के कर्ज माफ़ हो | किसानों को बिजली मुफ्त दी जाए | कृषि यंत्रों को जीएसटी में छूट दी जाए | ६० वर्ष से अधिक उम्र के किसानों को पेंशन दी जाए | प्रधानमंत्री बीमा योजना में बदलाव किया जाए | किसानों को मनरेगा से जोड़ा जाए | स्वामीनाथन आयोग की रिपोर्ट लागू की जाए |

स्वामीनाथन आयोग की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार – फसल उत्पादन मूल्य से ५०% ज़्यादा दाम किसानों को मिले | अच्छी क्वालिटी के बीज कम दामों में मुहैया कराए जाएं | किसानों की मदद के लिए गावं ज्ञान केंद्र बनाया जाए | महिला किसानों के लिए किसान क्रेडिट कार्ड जारी किए जाएं | किसानों के लिए कृषि जोखिम फंड बनाया जाए, ताकि प्राकृतिक आपदाओं के आने पर किसानों को मदद मिले |

यह रही किसानों की और से निवेदन सर्कार की तरफ जिसके बदले उन पर पानी के गोले, आंसू गैस और लाठी बरसाए गए और वो भी महात्मा गाँधी के १५० साल गिरा पर, देश को याद दिलाने कि जिन्हें भारत बापू के नाम से जानते हैं और जो अहिंसा के प्रथम अन्वेषक (Pioneer) रहे, उनके जनम दिवस पर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के सर्कार किसानों पर आक्रमण किए जो सबसे बड़ी दुर्भाग्य है, देश के लिए ही नहीं बल्कि पूरे राजनति के लिए अपमानित है |

जो उद्योगपति पूरे देश कि तिजोरी साफ़ करके विदेश में मज़े से घूम रहे हैं, उन्हें भारत लाकर उन पर कार्रवाई करने कि राजनीती के पक्ष और विपक्षों को कोई उत्सुकता नहीं हैं | शांतिपूर्वक रैली किए किसानों पर हिंसा जताने में कोई कसर नहीं छोड़े | यही हाल है भारत के गणतंत्र और लोकतंत्र का जहाँ गरीब किसान, मज़दूर, समाज में दबे हुऐ आबादी को उनकी आवाज़ पहुँचाने केलिए सड़क पर उतरना पड़ता है | उसके बाद उनके साथ हिंसक ज़रिये उनहैं बिखेरा जाता है | यह कहकर कि वे क़ानून और नियम तोड़े जो हर शांति अहिंसा आंदोलन के बारे में कहा जाता है | जो भी हिंसा तत्त्व शामिल होते हैं ऐसे रैली में, उनके पीछे राजनीती का हाथ होता है और आरोप लगाते हैं अहिंसक भाग लेनेवालों के ऊपर ताकि आम जनता संचार के धारणा से परे रहें |

रहा सवाल मज़दूरों का, उनकी भी हालत किसानों जैसे है | उनके न्यूनतम मजदूरी (Minimum Wage) को महंगाई के हिसाब से बढ़ाना चाहिये ताकि यह समुदाय जो भारी संख्या में है वे अपना गुज़ारा कर सके | उसके अलावा मज़दूर और उनके परिवार को मुफ्त चिकित्सा यानी इलाज दिलाना सरकार का कर्त्तव्य है क्योंकि श्रमिक इकॉनमी के पहिये होते हैं जिनके बगैर कई कारोबार चल नहीं सकते | अर्थव्यवस्था के हर एक क्षेत्र में मज़दूर चक्र बनकर उस व्यापार को उठकर चलने पर सहयोग देते हैं | ऐसे होने के नाते मज़दूरों कि आम और मुख्य सुविधाएँ उन्हें प्राप्त होनी चाहिये | सरकार का फ़र्ज़ बनता है कि वे उद्योगपतियों पर भी यह लागू करें कि मज़दूर और उनके परिवार को मेडिकल और अस्पताल जैसे ज़रूरतें पूरी करें | मज़दूर के बच्चों को भी मुफ्त शिक्षा मिले ताकि वे इकॉनमी में उत्पादक कार्य बल बन सके |

मुझे यह भी ज्ञात है कि यह सुझाव को लेकर, राजनीति और समाज के कुछ सदस्य मुझ पर कम्युनिस्ट का नाम देंगे | समझने वाली बात यह है कि, जब राजनीति उद्योगपति और मनोरंजन क्षेत्र से जुड़े जितने भी व्यक्ति हैं जो अपने हिस्से का टैक्स नहीं भरते, काला धन बटोरकर विदेशों में बेनामी खाते में जमा किए हुऐ हैं जो सरकार को अच्छी तरह पता है | उसके बाद भी उनके प्रति कोई कदम नहीं उठाते हैं | इसलिए राजनीती में केवल तीन वर्ग अपने आप को क़ानून और नियम से ऊपर मानते हैं | वो है – राजनीति, उद्योगपति और सेलिब्रिटी यानि सिनेमा के अभिनेता, अभिनेत्री और खेल खिलाडी जैसे क्रिकेट वगैरा के मशहूर लोग जिन्हें कर चोरी से लेकर ग़बन (embezzlement)यहाँ तक खून भी माफ़ है देश में, जिससे लोकतंत्र एक मज़ाक बना हुआ है | जो देश कि नुक्सान करते हैं, बैंकों से करोड़ों रुपैया लेकर नौ दो ग्यारह हो जाते हैं, गैर कानूनी व्यापार उनका महत्व धन इकट्ठा करने का माध्यम होता है उन्हें खुली स्वतंत्र है कुछ भी करने कि और देश को बर्बाद करने कि मगर, आम नागरिक के मूल्य आवश्यकताएं उनकेलिये परेशानी बन जाती है |

इस रव्वैये को बदलना होगा | राजनीती समाज में भेद भाव करके साधारण लोगों के बीच दरार पैदा करते हैं जिससे वो चुनाव में फायदा उठा सकें | इनका निशाना चूत अछूत, दलित ब्राह्मण, हिन्दू मुस्लिम, आदमी औरत, अमीर गरीब करके देश कि आबादी को बटवारा करते हैं | यह नीति इन्होने फिरंगियों के आदेश निभाने के लिए निर्मित किए हैं |

आखरी में मैं यह कहना चाहती हूँ कि भारत के केंद्रीय और राज्य सरकार सभी सत्ता के मोह में अंग्रेज़ों को पीछे छोड़ दिए, जब उन्हें पीड़ित जनता को उत्तर देने की बारी आती है | मतलब लाठी, बन्दूक और बुरी तरह से घायल करने वाली स्नाइपर यानी निशानची का प्रयोग करके लोगों की मृत्यु के कारण भी बनते हैं | ऐसे करतूतों से वे स्वयं देश के दुश्मन बन जाते हैं | जब इस पर आलोचना किए जाने पर उनके कई परोक्षी (proxy), प्रतिपत्र और प्रतिनिधि द्वारा वार करते हैं प्रश्नों को टालने के लिए और सच को झुटलाने के लिए कई युद्ध-नीति (tactics) अपनाते हैं |

इस गंभीर परिस्थिति को सुलझाने के लिए सरकार और सभी पक्ष एवं विपक्ष को सुधरना बहुत ज़रूरी है | अगर उन्हें अपने मार्ग और हानिकारक विचार को छोड़ने की इच्छा नहीं और इसी प्रकार देश के प्रचंड बहुमत के साथ अन्याय करेंगे तो देशवासियों को नया राजनीतिक दल आयोजित करना होगा जो इस राजनीती के वातावरण पर
सकारात्मक परिवर्तन ला सके |

किसान जो निश्चित रूप से देश के अन्नदाता हैं और मज़दूर अर्थव्यवस्था के आधार हैं उनपर हो रहे हत्याचार को रोकना प्रत्येक नागरिक का कर्त्तव्य और धर्म है | जब भी किसी के साथ अनीति हो वो व्यवहार विष की तरह औरों पर फैलने में देर नहीं लगता | इसलिए भारत वासियों को सरकार के अप्राजातंत्रवादी (undemocratic) तरीकों को अहिंसक पूर्वक निंदा करनी चाहिये | अन्याय करने वाले से ज़्यादा अन्याय सहने वाले और उससे भी बढ़कर अन्याय होते हो उसे देखि अनदेखा करने वाले पाप और अपराध के सब बड़े भाग्यदार होते हैं |

मेरी आशा है की किसान, मज़दूर और देश के जितने भी लोग – मध्य और गरीब वर्ग जो देश के बिगड़ते हुऐ स्थिति से चिंतित हैं, उन्हें अपनी सारी कठिनता से समाधान मिले ताकि वे भारत की स्वतंत्र को पुनर्जीवित कर सके |

भारत के व्यथित आबादी को मेरी शुभ कामनाएं!

जय भारत!


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India – Rafale Public Hearing

September 24, 2018

India – Rafale Public Hearing

Padmini Arhant

The strength of democracy lies in transparency and accountability. In the absence of checks and balances on crimes committed by those in authority especially the ones at the helm, the democratic system fails in the credibility factor leaving the population vulnerable to corruption and abuse of power. Prime Minister Narendra Modi declining to face the public on Rafale scandal in confirming whether or not he mentioned Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense company during the signing moment on the Rafale deal as revealed by former French President Francois Hollande conclusively affirm allegations into conviction. 

BJP representatives and surrogates subversion of statement from French President Francois Hollande needs to be understood due to concerted effort to mislead Indian electorate. The ex-President of France, Francois Hollande’s initial statement categorically specifies Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s direct recommendation of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense company. The members present at contract signing were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anil Ambani of Reliance Defense company and French President Francois Hollande. 

The subsequent response from French President Francois Hollande to media question on his knowledge of Prime Minister Narendra Modi applying pressure on Dassault – the aviation manufacturer to choose Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense company is reported as the former French President Francois Hollande indicating that Dassault should respond to that query. Again the French President did not retract from the earlier statement on PM Narendra Modi proposing Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense company at the time of signing the agreement. 

The comment from French President Francois Hollande is deliberately distorted to defend Narendra Modi’s indefensible engagement. As for respect to Prime Minister post, those occupying the office of Prime Minister is responsible to safeguard the status with honesty, integrity and courage by testifying to the people rather than avoiding them that only validate Rafale gate and other affairs.

Last but not the least, it is not only incumbent on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come out in the open and clarify on the precise issue – the reason behind scrapping the earlier defense deal that was finalized on 126 air crafts, substituting government owned company i.e. people’s funds invested organization in the public sector – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with financially bankrupt, ill-reputed Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense Company ignoring India’s security, economic and future prospects.

The individual contributing to complexity of the supposedly government to government contract –  Anil Ambani of Reliance Defense Company should appear in televised public hearing under oath to explain the dynamics of his business ventures covering all fronts through investment in former French President Francois Hollande’s girl friend film production and on the Indian side having Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his service. Clearly, Mr. Anil Ambani’s planning and pre-meditated strategy to seize multibillion dollars business opportunity comes to light with the calculated move to win favors from both sides without the risk of rejection.

Hence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani of Reliance Defense Company should be subject to same laws that are applicable to average citizens in society instead of granting them immunity. The defiance in this regard from both of them would unequivocally signify the prevalent corruption culture in politics and prominent members in economic sector.

Importantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani should refrain from undemocratic and unethical tactics i.e. threatening and harassment of members in society sharing valuable analysis and opinion on this highly scandalous endeavor.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.c0m


India – Rafale Controversy Update

Padmini Arhant

The latest controversy on BJP defense purchase – combat aircraft Rafael from France deserves full investigation considering the tax payers funds and inadequate fulfillment of Indian Air Force inventory requirement. Furthermore, the deal benefitting a particular company lacking in relevant expertise on manufacturing or components supply of critical defense procurement pose conflict of interest.

The incumbent administration headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to satisfy Indian citizenry given the public funds investment in the venture. Notwithstanding depriving other Indian companies the fair opportunity to compete effectively in the major defense deal.

The Prime Minister rebuttals as clarifications through cabinet members and party representatives to political opposition and media discussions on this issue is missing on core substance especially the cost benefits and overall gains in the face of extraordinary expenditure and inventory shortfall that merits transparent public disclosure and settlement of this matter.

The scandal directly involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recommendation of Indian business owner Anil Ambani newly set up Reliance Defense company in the government contract between India and France is quid pro quo largely benefitting the financially embattled Anil Ambani’s company with no exposure to defense projects at India’s national security expense.

As such Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s  failure in many economic and social fronts has staggering impact on the vast majority of Indian population with many forced into suicide on demonetization debacle, land confiscation from farmers and indigenous groups to favor Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign financiers – industrialists Adani, Ambani among many others in the economic sector.  The skyrocketing fuel prices with ripple effects on food supplies has caused enormous strife against Narendra Modi’s government with the middle class, lower income and the poor struggling to make ends meet barely surviving on meager income amid rising inflation. The rural and urban youth unemployment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership has been disappointing prompting young members in society to leave India in search of job opportunity overseas like Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East and other destinations. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hardline approach with severe crackdown on human rights activists, civil rights advocates, journalists, writers and environmentalists sentenced to prison without trial or substantiated charges and many held in house arrest endanger democracy together with gross violation of fundamental rights nationwide.

The Rafale gate highlights Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rejection of public request and expectation to present  personal account to dispel legitimate concerns and doubts about treason besides undercutting many worthwhile companies and industries in the multibillion dollars government procurement. The aggressive reactions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi through spokespersons and surrogates upon raising questions on the monumental breach of trust adds credence to critics assessment of defense deal as a setback in terms of fewer jets that are still well below Air Force stock replenishment together with the price factor and above all granting Anil Ambani exclusive economic privilege to salvage Mr. Ambani’s enterprise from chronic debt situation.

Under these circumstances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence and unwillingness to address the nation with appropriate facts and figures including his endorsement of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense company that was confirmed by the former French President Francois Hollande, the other signatory and party to the agreement leads to the conclusion on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s acknowledgment of misuse of authority and erroneous decision.

The nation reserves the right to reset anything that are not in country’s best interest. Accordingly, the French company Dassault withdrawal of offer or revoking the pact with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense company as it is related to stipulation in government contract is necessary along with price revision to increase further affordability in fulfilling actual number on defense equipment i.e. fighter jets to strengthen capability. 

Any reluctance to accept or dismissal of this proposal would verify incumbent authority’s misplaced priority and squandering of public money to enhance individual political and economic status. The independent non-partisan probe is the immediate step to prevent such events from becoming established practice regardless of political parties assuming power. 

With election season underway, the public attention on these developments is critical in proper understanding to revive democracy and ethical efficacy in governance. 

The segment on election choices on this topic will be presented separately.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter


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