1. Ram Jethmalani takes on Narendra Modi, says he ‘must be punished’

Ram Jethmalani takes on Narendra Modi, says he ‘must be punished’

Expressing his support for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Sunday said he wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suffer a defeat in the upcoming assembly polls.

By: | Published: October 4, 2015 5:28 PM

Expressing his support for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Sunday said he wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suffer a defeat in the upcoming assembly polls.

“I will vote for Nitish government because I want (Prime Minister) Modi to suffer a defeat. (Prime Minister) Modi has cheated the people. He must suffer a defeat and he must be punished,” Jethmalani told ANI here.

“They (BJP) should be taught a lesson for having defrauded the people and the armed forces. Democracy without education is hypocrisy without limitation,” he added.

Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah today lambasted Nitish’s claim of ushering the state into development in the company of RJD and Congress.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier lashed out at Nitish for being arrogant enough to reject the special package.

Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly will be held in five phases between October 12 and November 5.

The counting of votes will take place on November 8.

  1. Jayasankar
    Oct 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm
    I think Ram Jethmalani must be admitted to Mental Hospital . he behaves like a Fool and Crook.
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    1. Satya Paul
      Oct 5, 2015 at 1:53 pm
      Good one! To get even a bit of advice from RJ, you need that much money, and most of it in Black! It is time AJ took on INTERNAL black money generators: - Lawyers, doctors, CA's, Eal estate, builders, traders, etc., etc.
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        fistybindu
        Oct 4, 2015 at 10:54 pm
        He is absolutely right.
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          pkpk
          Oct 5, 2015 at 12:59 am
          Clear One Rank One Pension Unconditionally, which includes: 1. Those who have taken Premature Retirement must come under OROP. 2. Pensions would be taken from the top of the pay scales. 3. Financial Year 2013-14 be taken for fixing the base. 4. Judicial Commission to be composed of three ex-servicemen, one serving officer and a bureaucrat. 5. Commission to come out with a report on the implementation of the OROP in one month. 6. OROP to be independent of the Central Pay Commission and the concept should be in perpetuity. 7. Pension revision to be every year.
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            pkpk
            Oct 5, 2015 at 1:00 am
            Comic writing and reading is good for health! PM is sitting in his office right after visit to India Gate for 1965 war simulations. PM to Advisor - Who are these TAMBOO wale in JM? Advisor reply - Sir, those are AAPtards and Congresses who are still on agitation for more OROP? PM - Why, we have already given them OROP on 5th, haven't we? Advisor - Yes sir, those are VERY minor section of veterans, in fact very few people. PM - Why are they not happy with OROP I've given to them? Advisor - No sir, everybody is very happy. Those in the TAMBOO are politically motivated but sir don't worry. We have full control over media, even Indira hi didn't have such a media control in emergency. Besides sir, who cares about FAUJIS, people are interested in Sheena murder case, Bihar elections, dengue and onion prices. To make OUR position more secure we’ve divided their veteran ociations vertically. The biggest veteran ociation is with us now. PM - Good, very good, great job done.
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              pkpk
              Oct 5, 2015 at 1:01 am
              Had hon Jaitley processed OROP file recommended by Parrikar in April - May time frame, we wouldn't be talking about it now? What made Jaitley to put the entire issue into public debate, name calling, planted stories, dividing ranks, dividing veteran leadership? There are many stories in media that hon FM is anti-veteran (that is anti fauji) because he lost in Amritsar against a veteran in a consuency dominated by veterans? Another story doing the rounds is that he failed to make it in services selection board twice? Another argument is floated that he supported the fiscal imbalance argument by his babus to the hilt till RSS came into the picture? I think none of the BJP bigwig has the time and inclination to ponder over these possibilities whatever may be the post OROP fissures on morale of soldiers or the officer-jawan relationship? Postmortem of this ugly episode is expected only after 2019 elections, but by then it would be too late. Jaitly is not a leader, never was, even when he was opposition leader in RS. Modi is the leader who has to bear this mediocre leadership in his council of ministers.
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                pkpk
                Oct 5, 2015 at 1:00 am
                Hon Modi promised OROP (one rank one pension) in Rewari. Hon Parrikar approved and forwarded OROP recommendations to Hon Jaitley. Hon Jaitley rejected OROP. Draft OROP announced on 5th Sep is not OROP but OR5P (one rank 5 pensions - pension review every 5 years). Is Hon Modi unable to keep OROP promise under pressure from Hon Jaitley and Babus? Hon PM backtracks on solemn promise to military (Siachen) veterans (Rewari) and the nation (Red Fort)? Can anyone refute these facts? Supreme Court lawyer & FM Hon Jaitley’s opposition to annual review is indefensible: 1. No other country has annual pension review – not relevant (India doesn’t provide ries and pensions based on other countries). 2. Extra cost (by finance ministry’s own estimates, not more than 700-750 crores annually; actual figures will be much lower considering every rank will reach the max of scale in 5-6 years) – Hon Modi should’ve got the estimates before making solemn promise (at Red Fort promise, PM had all the resources available if not at Rewari). 3. Administrative nightmare – totally babu created bogey. Till 1973, veteran pensions were reviewed every year when there were no computers. Now it is possible to make updates to pension records or comtion/revision of pensions at any periodicity, as shown to Hon Parrikar by a retired admiral in Bangalore recently.
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                  pkpk
                  Oct 5, 2015 at 12:58 am
                  If there is VRS in OROP announcement, Gen Satbir immediately approaches DM and fully satisfied but net result is zero. Subsequently veterans find serious issues (7 of them) in OROP announcement and Gen Satbir again writes to DM. Well the result would be zero again, not because DM is not interested to resolve those issues (he is by far the most intelligent and well-meaning minister in the cabinet), but because he doesn’t have access to the real powers in this govt. PM can overrule any govt decision but he is busy with many other important things like bhashan (although somebody writes for him but he must edit) practice and put the stamp on all govt files, tour the countryside, neighbors and best of the world – all very important for national interest. To be fair to PM, that doesn’t leave much of time for day to day decision making? So there are ministers and babus, who prepare draft decisions, which he simply stamps, may be sometimes not even reading the file noting. So the real question is who are those ministers and babus who decide for him? Does Gen Satbir has access to those real decision makers? That’s unlikely because when DM and Gen VK Singh don’t have access to those decision makers, how come Gen Satbir would have access? Kahate hain miyan kid dod masjid tak, so at best mediators arrange Gen Satbir’s meeting with DM but now even that’s not possible, real power s (decision makers) tak pahunchna to bahut door ki baat hai? Phir kuchh log kahte hain ki agitation (abhi tak to peaceful hai – kya chinta hai?) mat karo, to bataie kya Karen?
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                    pkpk
                    Oct 5, 2015 at 12:58 am
                    Shekhar Gupta's advice on unilateral announcement of OROP accepted by govt but nobody is happy? We want to know even a single veteran who can claim that he is happy with OROP announcement? Can the veteran leaders like Lt Gen Kadyan (AAP candidate in last election) and Balbir Singh, who are now on the govt side – claim that they are happy with the contents of announcement? There was babu propaa on the run up to the OROP announcement that some veteran groups had approached DM that they were happy about pension review every 5 years? Who were those groups and leaders? Jaichands of modern India divided the movement but is the rank and file with them? Every veteran is very unhappy and angry on severely diluted OROP announcement. Now this gentleman (who is advisor on matters military – though nobody in the family would’ve served in military for last 10 generations?) Shekhar Gupta with bania budhi should advise PM as to what should he do as his prescription on unilateral announcement has not worked – rather backfired?
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                      pkpk
                      Oct 5, 2015 at 12:57 am
                      What a great psychological warfare by BABUS on OROP! First fielding senior journalists like Shekhar Gupta to talk sweet about veteran cause but rule out less than 10 year review. Shekhar Gupta was again fielded to advise PM that he should unilaterally announce OROP what he felt was right and not to go for negotiations with veterans (PM obliged on his (or babu’s?) advice few days later).Media was bombarded with planted editorials, comments and stories that veterans were unreasonable, greedy and undisciplined. When public atmosphere was successfully created as anti-veteran, FM was fielded to rule out annual review, which is central to definition of OROP as per Koshiyari committee recommendations. Then mediator MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar was sounded that 2-3 year review could be possibility to lure under pressure veteran leaders to climb down from OROP definition (to show veterans bargaining for more money rather than on moral high ground that they were fighting for justice), which they did foolishly by publicly accepting review every two years if certain conditions (that no junior will get higher pension than a senior in the same rank) are met. Thankfully for the veterans, govt did not accept that offer and once again veterans have now fallen back to original demand of annual review as per Koshiyari committee recommendations. Whatever happens now whether govt accepts annual review or veterans are forced to go to courts, it is now 100% certain that they will only accept annual review. Veterans are on moral high ground again on OROP implementation that they are fighting for justice and not for more money, which is essential for continued public support. After the announcement of diluted OROP (review every 5 years) and subsequent disillusionment among veterans, BABUS have fielded Chetan Bhagat to mislead the Indian public on OROP? All these planted stories have appeared in media immediately before govt appeared to take some crucial decisions on OROP?
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                        rs
                        Oct 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm
                        As Jethmalani is getting older, he is loosing sanity. He is not a voter of Bihar and as such his voting for Nitish is meaning less. He is a man of bloated ego and has stooped to low level in his utterances.
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                          Atul
                          Oct 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm
                          This man is a duffer except legal matters.He opposed Vajpayeeji in Lucknow and defeated miserably.That time he was supported by the corrupt Congress and other corrupt parties.Then he Joined the BJP and started making stupid statements against the party and was thrown out but he did not abuse the PM in the hope that he may be made a minister but he was not so he is abusing the PM.But no one listens to him.This editor has printed this news only to fill pages .Nothing else.
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                            U N
                            Oct 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm
                            I agree with the Ram Jethmalani comments un modi
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