As IBNs countdown to the trust vote begins things seem to be hotting up. The going rate per MP has climbed to stratospheric levels. Read MPs get dearer, going rate touches Rs 100 crore
“Truly alarming is single-digit inflation”
E.P. Unny in The Indian Express
Thats not all the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or Hyerabads very own highly educated radical bunch or Owaisi family party who attacked Taslima N in Hyderabad has cut out a deal worth 5000 Crore with the Congress for support- Not for the N-Deal but to keep the BJP out of power.
Seriously GOD – Please make me an MP pronto, pretty please !
Let me join the coalition of the billing and get to be a part of the most powerful quota lobby which is truly secular – Don’t look so amazed im talking about the MP Quota (which opens doors to all educational institutions and to the much coveted VIP Lobbys at airports, stations etc and make our not so friendly coppers feet wobble in feer) .
Not only will i get a pension, free first class travel and other privileges for doing nothing, every once in a while – say four years i will at least get a chance to win big unaccounted money to yet again do nothing ! else i will get to do nothing at some 5 star resort.
And the supreme court in its vercict on the JMM Bribery Case says MPs receiving bribe to vote in Parliament enjoyed constitutional immunity from prosecution under Article 105(2) and the applications moved by the alleged bribe-takers in the case.
Article 105 (2) of the Constitution reads ”no member of Parliament shall be liable to any proceedings in any court in respect of anything said or any vote given by him in Parliament or any committee thereof, and no person shall be so liable in respect of the publication by or under the authority of either house of Parliament of any report, paper, votes or proceedings”.
Accused bribe givers included former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao and 19 others in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs bribery case. The others included former Union ministers Buta Singh, Ajit Singh and Satish Sharma and former chief ministers Bhajan Lal of Haryana and M Veerappa Moily of Karnataka.
On the other hand, the bribe-takers, including former JMM MPs Simon Marandi, Suraj Mandal and Shibhu Soren, former Union minister Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav, former Janata Dal (A) MPs Ram Sharan Yadav, Anadi Charan Das, Roshan Lal, Abhay Pratap Singh and Haji Ghulam Mohammad Khan except Ajit Singh who did not vote on the no-confidence motion against the Rao-led government on July 28 1993, would not be liable for prosecution anymore as they would be entitled for protection under Article 105 (2). read Rediff
Don’t the names sound familiar ? Most of the prize trophy s – if u don’t include the new elite, convicted criminals and dissidents and of course the amazing Gowda are Shibhu Soren, Ajit Singh, Bhajan Lals son n Rebel Congress MP from Haryana’s Bhiwani Lok Sabha seat, Kuldeep Bishnoi and Oily Moily is still fixing things.
At this rate the Govt might have to introduce some kind of a corporate loan maafi to wipe out the debts of the corporates funding this kind of venture. Such is the need and desperation that even the customs department, which had issued notices to more than 60 aircraft owners for allegedly evading duty by importing the planes under the non-scheduled operator permit, has been advised to go slow in the matter in view of the political crisis in Delhi. DNA
In this whole mess i distinctly remember – wasn’t all this effort for securing the Nuclear deal in Vital national interest?
or is it just an eyewash to prepare the rajgaddi for the dreamy man?
Didn’t I say Indian Govt at its weakest?