Blot of scams proving embarrassing for Raninder
Chandigarh, May 3
Congress’s Candidate Raninder fighting the debut battle for
Lok Sabha is feeling incapacitated due to various ongoing vigilance
cases against him in multi million dollar scams. On the other hand,
he is facing difficulty in opposing Kaur Badal, a clear and social
face who made niche for herself in her fight against social evils
like female foeticide and protecting the environment, being patron
of ‘Nannhi Chhaan’ campaign. Feeling difficulty in opposing
her Raninder is trying to distract people by talking about performance
of Punjab government.
Struck neck deep in on going cases of various scams revealed by
national media are proving fatal for first time politician. Where
national English daily paper Hindustan Times exposed the Intranet
and Hawala Scam in 2003, cases like Ludhiana City Centre (LCC),
Disproportionate Assets Case and Teg’s Masrado case were widely
reported in media. As per the challan filed in LCC case, Capt. Amrinder
Singh and his son received bribe of worth Rs. 21.62 Crores and they
invested the same with one chetan Gupta of Delhi. Star News flashed
Chetan Gupta himself explaining the entire modus operandi of Raninder
Singh in detail. The records that put Raninder in tight pot are
none but public records like his Income Tax Return, Revenue Record
regarding purchase of property and Ludhiana City Centre challan.
Raninder is finding himself hard to explain people of Bathinda constituency
that from which source of income he had purchased property worth
Rs. 2 Crores in village Main in the name of his defunct company
Teg’s Masrado and property worth of Rs. 2.5 Crores in the
names of his family members, as Teg’s Masrado was a company
which never paid a single penny income tax because it was always
in losses. Perhaps Raninder laundered Rs. 3.31 Crores of ill-gotten
money through paper companies based in Kolkata, showing it as ‘Share
Application Money’ for his so called Teg’s Masrado Company.
Reality of this episode was that One Director in two of these companies
which routed this money sells cloths on a footpath in Kolkata.
Teg’s Masrado, the tax evasion device of Capt. Amrinder Singh
and his family is also in controversy. The balance sheet of company
showed agricultural income of about Rs. 9.20 Lacs in year 2005-06
and 2006-07, income from sale of mushrooms amounting to Rs. 13.30
Lacs in the year 2003-07. whereas during this period the company
did not carry out any agricultural activity or business of canning
and sale of mushrooms. The company made a shooting range on part
of the land purchased for Rs. 1.95 Crores in village Main in the
years 2004-05 and 2005-06. This was a non profit making activity,
which was not in conformity with the objectives for which company
was registered. The company which was created just to convert black
money to white for meeting leisure activities of Maharaja and family
also advanced about Rs. 2.80 Crores to Capt. Amrinder Singh during
the years 2002-07. In addition the balance sheets of the company
show the expenses of about Rs. 22.78 Lacs for purchase of Cars and
about Rs. 22.73 Lacs for ‘Travels’.
The electorate of Bathinda are wary of the fact that if first time
politician can be so daring in exploring new avenues of making easy
money, how he would find time for nurturing his constituency. The
dubious performance of his father as Talwandi Sabo MLA is making
voters jittery to vote for him.
PUNJAB CM AND DEPUTY CM URGES CENTER TO INTERVENE
WITH PAKISTAN ON SIKH ISSUES
Chandigarh, May 2:
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today sought personal
intervention of the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to take up
the issue with Pakistan to ensure security of the life and property
of the Sikhs settled in Aurakzai tribal region of Pakistan following
reports of demolition of their homes by the Talibans.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Badal said that he was pained
to see the reports about Sikhs families in Pakistan being driven
out of their homes and being subject to Jiziya (Tax on Non-Muslims).
He said the Government of India should immediately use diplomatic
channels to save the Sikhs from the atrocities of Talibans and demanded
proper security of this minority community who had been living in
various parts of Pakistan over past many years.
Meanwhile Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal also lashed
out at the Government of India for its totally insensitive attitude
towards the painful travails of the Sikhs at the hands of the Talibans
in Pakistan. He said that it was amazing that the Government was
justifiably concerned about the Sri Lankan Tamil but did not care
about the Sikh agony.
HARSIMRAT ACCUSES SONIA OF STALLING WOMEN
• Amrinder worst role model, publicly and politically, for
people and family
Chandigarh, May 2
Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP candidate from
Bathinda Lok Sabha constituency, today took on UPA Chairperson Mrs.
Sonia Gandhi head-on, accusing her of backstabbing the women class
of India, by deliberately not getting ‘33 Percent Reservation
for Women Bill’ passed in the Parliament.
In a statement issued here today, Mrs. Badal said that it was a
matter of great surprise that Ms. Gandhi with sweeping powers in
UPA, could not get this Act implemented during 5 year long tenure
and the Congress party on her directions kept on deliberately delaying
this bill on one pretext or other.
Accusing Sonia of just doing lip service for the empowerment of
women, Mrs. Badal said that ‘action speak louder than your
promises’ and regretted that being a woman herself failed
to realize the aspirations and dreams of women that constitutes
over 50 percent population of India. She regretted that even in
distribution of tickets the percentage of criminals was much more
than percentage of women in the list of Congress party, speaking
explicitly about the priorities of Congress party.
Speaking about the so called Domestic Violence Act being touted
by Congress party as major initiative of women welfare, Mrs. Badal
said that this Act, which was passed at the instance of foreign
funded rootless NGOs, has created more problems for the women rather
than solving it, as people behind this act were detached from genesis
of this problem. She said that the Union Women Welfare Minister
has done nothing, except raising the issues of elite in the metros,
just to ensure her footage in the news channels. She said that concerned
Women Welfare Minister, the high profile socialite, was totally
cut off from the ground realities of people living in ‘Bharat’.
Mrs. Badal said that she took the initiative of Nannhi Chhaan and
religious-cum- ecological initiative, to bring attitudinal change
against girl child, as Union government failed to tackle the menace
of female foiticide. She said that instead of recognizing the change
brought in the society by this initiative, Congress people including
Amrinder were mocking this selfless initiative.
She said that she does not want to join issue with Amrinder and
his clan, as people of Punjab were well aware about the ‘respect’
given by Amrinder to his wife and ‘others’. She said
that as a Chief Minister Amrinder failed to present himself as a
role modal for the young generation as his ‘pleasure excursions’
were much in news rather than any development initiative taken by
him. She said that Amrinder was living in fool’s paradise,
following the footsteps of his grandfather, in creating dubious
records. She said that she was pained by the fact that Sonia, being
herself a woman, was silent spectators to the ‘pleasure excursions’
of Amrinder and forgetting the fact that her calculated silence
was making Amrinder more daring to 'explore new avenues'.
Dwelling on her agenda of empowerment of women and recognition of
women as an important component of male oriented society, Mrs. Harsimrat
Badal said that she would continue to work for women despite opposition
by Amrinder as she believes that nobody can deter her on moving
a righteous path.
All the five pay commissions were constituted/
implemented by SAD Govt which is pro-people and pro-employees-Sukhbir
Chandigarh, May 1:
Setting aside all apprehensions and speculations on the implementation
of 5th th pay panel the recommendations, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister
S.Sukhbir Singh Badal said here on Thursday that the cabinet has
already decided to implement it in its entirety. Also, he assured
the employees that any recommendation detrimental to the employees'
interests would automatically be dropped in consultation with the
Meanwhile, Badal urged the employees not to be misled
by poll eve propaganda of the Congress which hitherto has remained
anti-employees ,especially during the tenure of former Chief Minister
S.Amarinder Singh who freezed the recruitment which not only increased
the work load on an average employee but the government work too
Reminding the employees that invariably it was the
Akali government that implemented the recommendations of all the
pay panels and that too to the satisfaction of the employees, Badal
said the present government would implement it too. On the other
hand, the Congress has only played with employees sentiments and
exploited them for their petty electoral
gains and offered them lip sympathy and too only occasionally.
The first pay panel was set up by the first non-Congress
government led by Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) under the chief ministership
of late Gurnam Singh in 1967 and its recommendations too were implemented
by the Akali
government a year later.
Second pay commission too was set up under Parkash
Singh Badal's second term in 1977 and its recommendations were notified
nearly two yeas later in 1979, again under his government. The third
pay panel was constituted by SAD government led by Surjit Singh
barnbala in 1986 but subsequently, his government was dismissed
by the Centre and president rule was imposed.
However, the 4th pay panel report was submitted only
five months after the SAD-BJP government came to power in February
1997 and it was implemented within six months after processing it
in January next year. Now, the story of the 5th pay panel is known
to everybody, It was set up the Congress towards its fag end on
December 19, 2006 , just few days
before the implementation of the code of conduct by Amarinder Singh
moribund government leaving the task of its implementation to successor
And despite the Election Commission of India had denied pay panel
to submit tis report when the code of conduct was in operation ,
SAD_BJP government l pressed for it, even at the risk of annoying
ECI and all this to just to ensure that the employees get their
due at earliest.
RANINDER, AMARINDER, READY TO FLEE–SEIZE
THEIR PASSPORTS –MAJITHIA
Chandigarh, May 1
Youth Akali Dal Patron and former Public Relations Minister Mr.
Bikram Singh Majithia today said that the YAD would soon move to
the Court requesting it to order immediate seizure of passport of
Raninder and Amarinder as it was feared that they would flee the
country immediately after elections, fearing drubbing in elections
and conviction in multimillion dollar Intranet Hawala scam.
In a statement issued here today, Mr. Majithia said that Maharaja
family was engaged in money laundering operations and One member
D.S. Nehra Commission set up by Amarinder was just an eyewash. He
said that taking a cue from Gandhi family, of giving clean chit
to Otavio Quattorochi, main accused of Bofors scam, Amarinder and
Raninder have already booked their ticket for May 13 night flights
for Dubai and Switzerland respectively, as they want to withdraw
ill gotten money deposited in Swiss Banks before NDA assumes power
in Centre. He said that fearing that Mr. L.K. Advani was determined
to bring back 70 lac crore deposited by Congress leaders including
Gandhi family and Maharaja family, the father son duo were looking
for new tax havens to park their money.
Expressing determination of YAD to recover every single penny looted
by Amarinder in Ludhiana City scam, Amritsar Improvement Trust and
Intranet scam beside loads of money collected from colonizers by
arm twisting and deposit that money in the Treasury of Punjab government,
Mr. Majithia sad that recovered booty would be used for the development
of the State.
Promising to get Intranet scam proved by Directorate of Revenue
Intelligence, after May 16 when NDA would assume power in Centre,
Mr. Majithia said that Amarinder should remain ready to face music
for all his misdeeds done of his five years misrule.