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His leadership forged Patna Pirates into a cohesive unit and he will be expected to do something similar with the Indian defense, who finished with match figures of 9/92, This means the Modi government, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | Published: April 13,possibly last Games, who is likely to visit the state to study both the incidents, But Jayarajan did receive the support and backing of his boss,chief minister Vijayan who said the minister didn’t disrespect the Olympian athlete He also denied that the government considered the entire controversy as being "politically motivated" saying Jayarajan’s remarks weren’t meant to rebuke her "Only some discussions about the Sports Council members’ air travel had taken place there" Pinarayi was quoted as saying by Matrubhumi The minister had earlier this week kicked up a row after he describedlegendary boxing champion Mohammed Ali as a sportsman fromKerala during his obituary reference When the country is getting ready to celebrate the first anniversary of the demonetisation day on 8 November it is inevitable that the question will be asked: has the momentous decision confirmed Narendra Modi’s place in India’s history After all the paramount leader of the BJP does not want to be remembered merely as an also-ran Prime Minister We must remember that Prime Minister Modi has an astounding sense of destiny and a fierce motivation to achieve it His astonishing rise from the impecunious condition of a tea vendor to that of the most powerful position in the largest democracy of the world is a testament to his relentless drive to be at the centre-stage of history All the high-decibel slogans and high-optics addresses to the nation are carefully calculated exercises to achieve that one goal – to make a brand image of Modi as a Man of History The demonetisation move was the biggest and the most disruptive exercise in pursuit of that glory The prime minister’s 8 November address last year de-legitimising the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes was a historic occasion; he promised the nation that he was taking this extraordinary step to make India free of black money and fake currency to put an end to the twin menace of corruption and terrorism in one stroke Possibly Modi had taken a cue from his predecessor Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who had taken a similarly historic decision almost five decades ago by resorting to bank nationalisation with a vow to put an end to poverty Morarjee Desai & Narendra Modi But there is a crucial difference between the bank nationalisation move and demonetisation move in terms of both politics and economics Politically Indira Gandhi was still struggling to assert her authority over her party when she decided to nationalise banks a policy she thought she would be able to sell to the people as pro-poor and dub the veterans in her party – known as syndicate — who opposed her as pro-rich And that worked; Morarji Desai the leader of the syndicate was left with no option but to resign from the Union Cabinet as he had opposed this move and he was divested of the finance portfolio He wrote to the Prime Minister: “If you wanted a change in the Finance Ministry you could have discussed it with me… But now you have behaved towards me in a manner in which no one would behave even with a clerk” Prime Minister Gandhi went on to establish her authority over the party and went on to make bank nationalisation the biggest plank of her Garibi Hatao slogan In a contrasting scenario Modi had already become the unquestioned leader of both the party and the government when he embarked on the demonetisation exercise The demonetisation move was only meant to secure his place in history as the paramount crusader against black money However it was not the first time that the demonetisation exercise was undertaken by a prime minister Morarji Desai by the turn of history when he became the prime minister had also taken such a step to unearth public money On 16 January 1978 the Morarji Desai government demonetised Rs 1000 Rs 5000 and Rs 10000 currency notes But prior to that the government had asked the RBI to draft an ordinance; and the draft ordinance was sent to the President N Sanjiva Reddy for ratification It was only after the presidential assent that the ordinance was issued and the decision was announced through All India Radio news bulletin (there was no television then) Prime Minister Desai did not come on radio to make the announcement; probably because he had no illusion about projecting himself as a man of destiny But fast forward to the present and see the contrast: at 530 pm on 8 November the RBI’s board in an emergency meeting cleared the advisory note of the government (as testified by the RBI governor before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament); at 630 pm the same day the cabinet had an emergency meeting to approve the note; and at 8 pm the prime minister went live on television The procedural nicety of an ordinance was given a go-by (the ordinance came by end December when the problems mounted and the legal challenges were filed in the courts of law) The prime minister presented the demonetisation plan as the crowning effort in his crusade against the black money: he urged the poor to be ready to suffer temporary inconveniences if they want to see the enemies of the nation bite the dust Kala Dhan Hatao became his buzzword just as Garibi Hatao was central to Indira Gandhi’s campaign Slogans may have been similar but the economic consequences were radically different Bank nationalisation changed the economic contours for the underprivileged; banks were no more the handmaiden of the rich; they were made the tools to serve the poor The bank branches opened in the rural remote areas; they were made to lend to farmers and small businesses as the priority sectors That made Indira Gandhi the darling of the masses especially the rural poor Riding on this she went on to win the historic election in 1971 Narendra Modi did not possibly realise that with the demonetisation he was trying to do an Indira Gandhi but actually he was moving in the opposite direction – that he was not benefitting the common men and women the rural households He was in fact putting them and their livelihood at risk The reason is that the common men and women use cash in all their transactions; small businesses thrive on cash dealings When 86 percent of the currency notes were suddenly withdrawn and the remonetisation policy was painfully slow (as the RBI had no buffer time to prepare for the contingency) the poor were the hardest hit Without sufficient cash the unorganised sector in which more than 90 percent people are engaged were left twiddling their thumbs Conversely the rich the black-money holders had an easy ride They know how to use every loophole in the system to tide over any government regulation In complicity with the bank officials they found ways to turn their black money into white The RBI admitted as much when it said more than 99 percent of the demonetised currencies came back to the system (if the anecdotal evidence is to be believed almost the entire banned currency notes have returned to the banks) Prime Minister Modi ought to have taken a cue from Morarji Desai’s experiment When Morarji deliberated upon the demonetisation plan in 1978 his finance minister H M Patel has gone on record to have said that it would not serve the intended purpose of unearthing black money He told the prime minister that there was no chance of ending black money “until we destroy the conditions which encourage it” He wrote: “Most people who have black money and who are involved in such operations rarely keep their ill-gotten gains in cash They will have converted much of it into assets or even into white money” I G Patel who was then governor of RBI had also expressed his view on similar lines: ”Thinking that black money is stashed away under mattresses or suitcases is nave” he had told the prime minister as his autography tells us But the prime minister was adamant and his wish was carried out The exercise was a disaster As regards the second demonetisation drive all available indicators as discussed above tell us that this exercise too has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster It is ironic that Modi tried to do an Indira Gandhi but he ended up being another Morarji Desai By: Express News Service | Updated: April 22 2016 12:20 am Wheat brought by farmers being cleaned at Khanna mandi in Punjab (Express Photo: Gurmeet Singh) Related News For a state whose farmers have already suffered from crashing basmati paddy prices and damage to their cotton crop from whitefly pest attacks the current payment crisis in wheat couldn’t have come at a worse time Government agencies have so far procured over 65 million tonnes (mt) of wheat from Punjab in the new marketing season from April 1 But farmers haven’t got the payment for this wheat which would be worth over Rs 9900 crore at the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1525 per quintal The reason: Non-availability of working capital from banks for funding procurement The banks have cited a mismatch in accounts for previous years — monies lent for procurement they say are not backed up by actual grain stocks with state agencies — for refusal to sanction fresh cash credit limits The Punjab government in turn has denied the allegation of “missing stocks” Caught in the crossfire have been the state’s farmers who are awaiting payments that would ordinarily have come within 48 hours of procurement Banks may well be justified in demanding settlement of previous years’ accounts and reconciling stock discrepancies if any An RBI directive asking them to provide for any potential losses on food loans may also have prompted their action But should this have been the time for it just when the wheat crop harvested by farmers is being procured A politically explosive situation has seemingly been averted for now The Centre’s intervention — possibly guided by assembly elections due next March — has led to the release of a cash credit installment of Rs 17523 crore to cover procurement of up to nine mt as against the targeted 11 mt from the state The Centre has also constituted a committee to look into the reconciliation of stocks which should hopefully settle the dispute The Punjab wheat payment crisis however also raises the larger question of the very need for physical procurement stocking and distribution of grain on the scale done now These operations entail an economic cost of over Rs 23 per kg for wheat which then gets sold at Rs 2/kg under the National Food Security Act That makes the system inherently leaky and prone to “missing stocks” whether in Punjab or elsewhere When technology today enables farmers to be paid the difference between MSP and the market price directly into their Aadhaar-seeded bank accounts why have such a complex system of handling some 30 mt of wheat and 48 mt of paddy annually For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: July 3 2015 12:00 am This is not the first time that the highest court has weighed in on the issue Related News The Supreme Court has unambiguously stated a tenet of justice that would not need reiterating in an equal society: a rapist cannot be let off the hook by a court if he offers to marry the woman he has assaulted “There cannot be a compromise” the learned judge said “as it would be against the victim’s honour which matters the most” Last week a Madras High Court judge had ordered just such a dubious mediation between a man convicted of raping a 14-year-old — without so much as asking the woman’s consent That judgment which pleaded that the rapist be made a “free man” so that he could set the terms of compromise with the woman who poor woman was “nobody’s wife” was shocking in its patriarchal blindness The SC order on Wednesday is a ray of light in this darkness though one hoped the court would make that argument in terms of the rights and autonomy of a woman and not ideas of “honour” and “reputation” This is not the first time that the highest court has weighed in on the issue In August 2013 a SC bench had laid down a similar guideline arguing that the judiciary’s leniency in such cases would lead rapists to arm-twist their victims into “compromises” But if one were to unpack this “marriage-as-redress-to-rape” argument it boils down to this: that only a man can determine or give legitimacy to a woman’s sexual identity even if he is the one to have abused her It is in line with the belief of a raped woman being a “living corpse” with few feasible options of an honourable existence It underlines again how the long hard struggle of Indian feminism — from the Mathura rape case onwards — has been to make the violation of women their sense of injury and aggrievement less invisible to the institutions of the state A society that believes marriage can pay off the assault on a woman’s sexual autonomy does not believe in her sexual autonomy at all One only needs to listen to the courageous woman of Tamil Nadu a teenager when she was raped and now mother to a six-year-old born after the incident to see it for the canard that it is She is no zinda laash but an angry woman who has called out the Madras HC judgment for trampling on her rights She has refused any compromise even if it brings her relief from a hard life With the SC drawing down a clear line the lower courts and especially the Madras HC now ought to stop midwifing such settlements even if they have social sanction The only mitigation for the crime of rape is justice For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOJ Simpson granted release from Nevada prison in October | Reuters Fwire Reuters Jul 21 2017 00:08:48 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 21 2017 00:08 AM | Updated Date: Jul 21 2017 00:08 AM Tags : Sushant shared the picture and captioned it as, Sushant can be seen shooting with model Kendall Jenner for the magazine. seasonal factors and better food management policies.

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