Sunday, May 31, 2009

Relief Work in Sandeskhali and Hasnabad by Hindu Samhati & Patanjali Yog Samiti ..... Aila Devastation.

Some Genuine Services to the Mankind in distress
by some Voluntary Organisations.

by Sambuddha Gupta, Spotlight News Service,
Kolkata & Hasnabad, 31st May, 2009.




Phase - I .. Relief work by Hindu Samhati at Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas on 29.05.09 after Aila–storm Devastation.
The unaccountable plight over the South Bengal specially in North and South 24 Parganas is increasing day by day after it made a havoc upon the rural Bengal on 25th May,2009. A little measure taken by the State Relief Deptt., effort of the Military and volunteering by some NGOs could not lessen the sorrow of the unreached aila-struck people even water-logged after four days.
A team of Hindu Samhati (HS), West Bengal State Committee lead by Chittaranjan Dey, Gen. Secy., Prakosh Das and Sujit Maity went to the Rajbari, Kanmari, Nalkara-Bangipara, Sarberia for the survey of the affected areas of Sandeshkhali Block. As urgently urged by the affected people, the Survey team decided on spot to run relief work immediately to those areas, where any relief could not be sent by any body.
A team lead by Upananda Brahmachari, accompanied by Shyamanjan, Srijan, Abhisek and Prasenjit reached at Malancha on the very next day on 29th May. A strong local team of Hindu Samhati received the relief materials including parched rice, molasses, medicines, water purifying drops etc. to march into the interiors, still water-logged.At the first point of Kanmari Market, 500 affected people served with the dry-foods and medicines over two hours relief work. Another team of HS workers took the relief materials for Shankardaha-Boyermari II, a furthest corner from Kanmari, where the treacherously nature victims are waiting for any first relief.
The water logged main road leading to Kanmari was a problem to reach there indeed, but it was as un-explicable experience to reach Bhangipara through a totally water-logged village road taking a time over one hour. The water touched the upper knee, un-known risks of broken sides of roads, the bones of decomposed fishes and animals sharpened edges of bricks and stones , nothing could stop the volunteers of HS to reach Bhangi-para, a completely isolated hamlet of this distant area.Another 200 people were served with dietary articles and medicines here. A stock is also preserved to serve the needy people there according to there utmost need. A stock of Paracetamol tablets, Norfloxacin tablets and water purifier drops are given there to hold a depot there to combat the coming fever and gastro-enteric disorders. But everything, foods or medicines are found scarce to meet the requirement of the locality.
Returning to Rajbari a delegation team was sent to Berh-majur, another mostly affected site for judge the severity of the situation there to start some relief work there also.The Hindu Samhati team is likely to enter into the area of Sulkuni a still water-logged up to waist level and severely damaged area in Hasnabad Block, jointly with Patanjali Yog Samity of Baba Ramdev on 30th May.
With a hard limitation of funding, Hindu Samhahti took this Seva Work or ‘The Sadhana of Service’ without favouring anybody or discriminating any one. But is a ground reality that the other relief works by other agencies and the Govt Administrations are turmoiled by the political affliction or by sear favouritsm. And it is not according to the need of the victim people as felt by them. Where food is needed, they got a black plastic tarpaulin. Where medicines are needed, they got only assurances.There are many relief camps in the road sides, where a number of distressed people are staying under compulsion and getting relief. The NGOs are coming together to perform their relief work in order to dump their relief materials un-necessarily. But the distant water-logged people still awaiting some body to provide anything for their survival.
“Affected by the Secular Seva (relief-work), many organization are going several times to Sheikh Para of Muslim Community. But nobody dare to step in the Bhangipara Village, a mixed area of Tribal Sarder People and Scheduled Castes both Hindu in religion.”- an aggrieved Jagannath Sarder stating their situation with a demand of some medicines for his ailing neighbour and family members.The realization of Jagannath Sarder has a conformity with other Hindu victims of Aila-struck zone.
Moreover the Muslim dacoits are venturing to loot every thing from the locked and temporarily left houses of the Hindus in this chance. Even such gangs are trying to enter into the habitated Hindu areas in night time.
Tapan Kumar Ghosh, President, Hindu Samhati instructed the HS Relief Team to stand and support firmly for the Victim Hindu People including others without any discrimination to the ideals of Bharatiya way of Seva Dharma. The Hindu Samhati Relief Team requires more dry-foods, medicines for fever and diarrhoea, ORS, disinfectants, water purifier tablets or drops and funds for running its relief work in North & South 24 Parganas.
Phase- II ... Relief Work of Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman Trust on 30 th May at Hasnabad interiors reverine areas.


As chalked out earlier over telephone between Subroto Mukherjee, Tapasi Sengupta and Upananda Brahmachari a full contingent Seva Team comprising highest Pravharis (Ovservers), selfless Yog Teachers and Sympathizers of Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharat Swabhiman Trust reached Malancha around 9.00 a.m. to meet the local Hindu Samhati leaders and workers to march towards Hasnabad area, which is also mostly affected with the Aila Disaster.
As per planning two trucks fully loaded by cooked rice-pulses mix known as Khichudi for more than 1000 persons, 3000 lit drinking water, 10 quintals of parched rice, molasses, medicines, ORS, milk and biscuit for children - everything were taken from Kolkata and Kanchrapara and finally reached at Hasnabad Nazrul Ghat with the Pravharies, Dignitaries, Volunteers by three other vehicles.
Sri Aswini Jaiswal of Patanjali Chikitsalaya (affiliated to Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar), gave an unparallel support and great effort for providing relief materials including Kichudi Prasad. From the beginning he has rendered a selfless Seva Work with a strong missionary zeal.
At Hasnabad Jetty the relief materials were reloaded to two motor-boats to start about Sulkuni area, where the affected people still in distress and peril. As it was ebb time, a little long time was taken to reach first point to start the Relief Work at Hamgura. The destination was cut-off from the other side of the locality and hence totally isolated.
About 200 people took drinking water, Khichudi, Milk, Biscuit, Chida, Medicine from this point where drinking water, medicine, medical team and tarpaulin for make shift arrangements are the prime need as felt.
Then it was time to reach the other side of River Dasha, at two different points at Shulkuni Jelepara and Benepara. These areas were mostly affected due to the fissure into the river embankment and the inhabitants left their inundated houses in order to a temporary make shift shelter in the upside embankments. 400 hundreds affected people got relief materials from Patanjali Yog Samity and medicines only for patients from Hindu Samhati.
Over the public address system as installed in the boat, the people staying over the river embankment or the side by localities were intimated about the relief works as going on. So many people were waiting for getting the relief, as some points were still unserved by any relief work by anybody.
One by one, the points of Char-khan Pur, Kalibari, Ghana Haoulipara, touching both sides of rivers were taken under the relief work providing dietary material, drinking water, medicines etc. where more than another 500 hundred affected people were benefited by Patanjali Yog Samity of Universal Yog Teacher Baba Ramdev. Over 1000 people were benefited as conveyed by the organisers of this Seva Karya.
The day of hectic activities with a nonstop Seva (Selfless Service to Mankind) as an unique exposure of the ideas and ideals of Baba Ramdev as perceived by Upananda Brahmachari was eloquently narrated to this writer. The glow of satisfaction was also glittering on every face connected with is this Seva Karya.
Returning at Hasnabad again Tapasi, Subroto, Utpal, Bakul, Laxmi all from Patanjali Yog Samiti & Bharat Swabhiman Trust conveyed their warm greetings and thanks to Mritunjoy, Debashis(Mintu), Pradip, Narayan, Atanu, Prodip, Joydeb and others actively participated with Seva Karya on behalf of Hindu Samhati, Sandeshkhali & Hashnabad units.
Upananda, Prokash, Sujit & Prasenjit of Hindu Samhati greeted Aswiniji of Patanjali Chikitsalaya, Kanchrapara for his generous help to this Seva Karya.
In Phase - III ... A Relief Work Team lead by Mritunjoy Sau of Hindu Samhati reached a critical area of Sandeshkhali area namely Nitya Beria, Malangpara, Bholakhali and Nathpara to execute the Seva Karya in those water-logged area on 1st June,2009.
Fried Rice, Molasses, Biscuits, Medicine and old but useable garments are given to the needy aila-sticken people there. The villagers of Baradapara and obviously Bardapara New United Club extended their possible help for this Service to the Mankaind in dire situation. At least 600 people were benefited from this Seva Karya.
For the next phases of Seva Karya, Hindu Samhati Relief Team has decided to continue its Aila Relief Work in Atatur, Manipur and Berhmajur area of Sandeshkhali Block, where relief work is barely required at once with the extensive help of Patanjali Yog Samity of Baba Ramdevji.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Green Revolution in West Bengal. Bengal has Highest Muslim MPs in India.


Green Revolution :: West Bengal has the Highest number of Muslim MPs in India.

-by Sambuddha Gupta

I took just seven days to observe the situation in Bengal after the last post in this spotlight on 14th May, 09. The situation is worst ever for the rural Bengali Hindus. From everywhere the news coming about the post poll clash in the name of TMC-CPIM or RSP-CPIM or CONG-CPIM is nothing but the vandalization upon the Hindus by the Muslim goons using every colour to paint a big Green Star n Crescent in Bengal canvas.

This is the real Green Revolution in West Bengal in the advent of 15th Parliament constituting in New Delhi. So the journey of the Green Force from Kolkata to New Delhi depicts only the Supra Control of Muslim Community in Bengal over the frightened Hindu community in every corner of Bengal inside.

I must clear the picture in some ways.

1. Ganashakti (Daily Organ of CPIM West Bengal) published a report on 18th May, 09 that in Sholebagha in Howrah District within Chitnan Gram Panchayet (Village Level Constituency) 43 households were set fire to ashes out of a post election violence. The victims of Sholebhagha are exclusively belong to the Doloi Community Hindus and the attack upon the houses of Prafullo Daloi, Maya Daloi, Pareshbala Daloi (a 75 yrs old woman) and others was instigated and operated by none other than Sultan Ahamed, an newly elected MP from Bengal and TMC leader.

The muslim goons came from Kolkata with deadly weapons and arms & ammunition. All the belongings of the villagers from their golden ornaments arranged for the up-grown daughter's marriage to the full granary from the harvest or the utensils and water-pot for a marginal inhabitant below the poverty line, all are looted or destroyed by the muslim goons so far reported by the press as a general incident of political violence, not an attack upon Hindus by Muslims.

2. In another news paper Pratidin, (a pro TMC paper controlled by Swapan S Basu a Rajjaya Sabha MP) reports on 19thMay, 09 that the Kolkata Police has arrested two notorious criminals viz. Md. Naseem Khan (55 yrs., Munger, Bihar) and Taleb Mondal (34 yrs., Bangaon, WB) for purporting post election violence in North 24 Parganas from their Dane in Bagbazar in North Kolkata.

Many Hindus in North 24 Pgs, especially in Barasat and Bashirhat Sub-Division were attacked by the muslim goons and even murdered in the last three months in connenction of pre-poll violence, and some Hindu Temples including a Harichand Mandir in Bangaon area a Shitala Devi Mandir in Sodepur-Natagarh area were vandalized by anti-hindu gangs of venomous Islamist spirit. But Miss. Mamata Banerjee, the new icon for neo-islamic movement of Bengal ordered Smt. (Dr.) Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar to dedicate her victory in Barasat Parliament Constituency in the name of some Khijjir Molla who was murdered in a post poll clash out of a inner conflict between local power groups of muslims. Khijjir was a supporter of TMC as told. But Mamata Banerjee or the Kakoli G Dastidar are in a process to ignore and forget the dedication and sacrifice of hundreds and thousands Hindu supporters of Congress(Indian National Congress) & TMC(Trinmool Congress) in the last 32 years of struggle in the Bengal to an end of a Marxist regime.

3. On 16th of May at about 12-30 broad day light Sri Prahlad Pramanik was murdered by Ahammed Molla and his group in Sonakhali area under Canning Police Stn within Joynagar Parliamentary Constituency. Prahlad and Ahammed both are the supporters of local RSP and registered in the action group of the party. But Prahalad was fatally targeted with iron-rod to die for his pro-Hindu activities by the Muslim murderers.

It is believed that Prahlad played a vital role to build a strong resistance in Sonakhali area for the hindus where 4 hindu activists of RSS were murdered on 10th February 2001 by Muslim goons namely Anar Molla, Iran and obviously a provocative Lokman Molla, a leader of RSP, South 24 Pgs District Committee. A non-manageable Prahlad did not stop his hindu activism for the hindus under pressure of muslims planning for a total surrender of hindus to them. For this charge a muslim comrade finished his hindu colleague without any hesitation. This news could not get any chance to crave any space in the secular press in West Bengal.

Such news covering pages after pages may not be sufficient to depict the persecution and perils of hindus in the present Bengal out of the new wave of GREEN REVOLUTION IN WEST BENGAL lead by Miss Mamtaz Banerjee. Sorry for the slip of tongue. She is Mamata Banerjee. This Revolution has no connection of the growth of paddy, wheat, jute, mustard or pulses in Bengal green fields. But obviously it has a dangerous connection with the growth of muslim population, muslim infiltration and increase of Muslim MPs in West Bengal.

In the 14th Parliament (2004-2009In ) there were 5 Muslim MPs from West Bengal. They were 1.Md. Salim ( CPIM, Kolkata North-East Parliamentary Constituency), 2. Meheboob Jayedi (CPIM, Katwoa PC), 3. Hannan Molla (CPIM, Uluberia PC), 4. Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury (INC, Malda PC) and 5. Abdul Moin Hassan (INC, Murshidabad).

In the 15th Parliament (2009-2014) there are 7 Muslim MPs from West Bengal out of a master planning of Miss Mamtaz Banerjee. Sorrryy, this time a spelling mistake. She is Miss Mamata Banerjee. The present Muslim MPs from West Bengal are 1. Mousam Benajir nOOr (INC, Malda North PC), 2. Abu Hasem K Chowdhury (INC, Malda South PC), 3. Mannan Hossain (INC, Murshidabad PC), 4. Qazi Seikh Noorul Islam (TMC, Bashirhat PC), 5. Kabir Suman (TMC, Jadavpur PC), 6. Sultan Ahamed (TMC, Uluberia PC) and 7. Saidul Haque (CPIM, Burdwan-Durgapur PC).

So, the Green March from Bengal to New Delhi lead by Miss Mamata Banerjee is outstanding as the shrinking Bengal in many ways however now shining as a topper for producing the highest number of Muslim MPs from a state. Yes, West Bengal has the highest number of Muslim MPs in India this time. Though we see Uttar Pradesh in the victory stand as they also sent 7 Muslim MPs from UP in this election, the effort of Miss Banerjee is flanking high in the green-blue.

As per census of India, Uttar Pradesh has 190 million projected population in 2008 against a 100 million in West Bengal. UP has a 18% Muslim population, whereas West Bengal has a Muslim population of 23% here. As such UP has around 3 crores and 42 lakhs of Muslim population at present. And West Bengal has a Muslim population of 2 crores and 30 lakhs at present. But Mamata knows the magic trick to get the 7 highest number of Muslim MPs from a state where muslims are less than in number by more than one crore than the highest muslim populated state who also produced the same number of 7 Muslim MPs.

Readers may ask me a question about the Magic Trick of Mamata to Manipulate the Muslim Mass for this Green Mandate.

My simple answer is that it is nothing but the ugly appeasement of Muslims, it is the bare one in appeasement and this appeasement in its nudest nature, where the Bengali Hindus are the gross victims.

But it would be unfair if I do not mention the Green Border of Sarees, mostly preferred by Miss Mamata Banerjee. In every public occasion Mamata wants to symbolize her entity with the Muslim mass. So, she has to collect a presentable collection of Green Borders always. But I suspect Mamata has another mind-set for Muslim Brothers and Sisters of Bengal. She wants to spread this green colour from her border to the entire India, where there will be no tri-colour. Only one green will reign for an unique unification. No diversity then, that unity and universalization of the Green may be the optimum result of this Green Revolution of West Bengal.

posted by Spotlight media friends of Kolkata.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bengal : From Black Days to Dark Nights.


Spotlight News Services, Kolkata, 13th May,2009:The poll day and after poll violence in West Bengal started far ahead from 30 April last in connection with the 15th Parliamentary Election in India, rightly shows the day before as it is the morning framed as it is. In the consecutive third day after the II Phase on 7th May, the non-stop sporadic out-come of violence throughout Bengal tensed the situation more and more, looming a havoc in the last phase on 13th May, as perceived. In 13th & 14th the poll related situation of Bengal was not a peaceful one and claimed 4 lives more. So, the opening of a new innings for the New Parliamentarians from Bengal is waged a cost of at least ten lives of their supporters know lesser than the leaders, but obviously love their own party in the heights degree, which is a foolsmanship for the Party leaders who like new hair colors for every parlor session and consider Parliament is a right place to promote the prosperity of his Party and his Personal career and obviously not for the public who sent them there.

Four persons were killed and ten others were injured in clashes and poll-related violence since early morning before polling started for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections started till late in the afternoon. A voter died accidentally when a car carrying polling personnel was reversing in Kalyani today. The electorate in 11 constituencies spread over the city and the two adjoining districts of North and South 24-Parganas heaved a sigh of relief as the elections passed off by and large peacefully belying fears of large-scale violence whipped up by allegations of mobilisation of goons traded by the ruling and Opposition combines. At least 70 per cent votes were cast in the 11 constituencies, while allegations of booth capturing and rigging at several polling stations were made by both the CPI-M and the Trinamul.
Trinamul chief Miss Mamata Banerjee blamed chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for alleged rigging and called him “a rigging chief minister”, while CPI-M state secretary, Mr Biman Bose, said Miss Banerjee was suffering from “a disease called rigging to cure which a remedy should be found”. Miss Banerjee complained to the Union home secretary about poll violence and urged him to take appropriate steps. Mr Jyoti Basu couldn't cast his vote because of his illness which the Trinamul chief interpreted as an expression of his lack of confidence in the CPI-M and congratulated him. Mr Basu reacted by saying he wouldn't reply to “such talk”.

A CPI-M leader from Canning in South 24-Parganas, Mr Joynal Mollah (53) was attacked with bombs and shot dead allegedly by Trinamul activists around 4 p.m. when he was returning from a polling station. Canning remained tense subsequently. Police said Mr Mollah had earlier got involved in a heated argument with some Trinamul activists at a booth in Narayanpur and was later attacked. Even before the polls began, CPI-M and Trinamul activists clashed at Baliguri near Rajarhat in Barasat constituency that left Saminul Haque (22), a Trinamul supporter dead. He was shot dead by alleged CPI-M-backed goons. In another incident, Hanif Ali (52) and Habidul Islam (38), both CPI-M activists were killed after a bomb exploded at Golabari near Barasat in North 24-Parganas. Police said the two were carrying bombs in a bag when the bombs went off killing them instantly. Two Trinamul leaders were critically injured after a group of CPI-M supporters allegedly attacked them near Rajapur Primary School in Bhangor. The CPI-M alleged that a group of Trinamul activists ransacked their camp office near booth number 104 in Bhangor.

The Election Commission ordered a probe into reports of EVMs being damaged by rain. At least 100 EVMs in Diamond Harbour Fakir Chand College Distribution and Collection Center for Polling Materials in South 24 Parganas were damaged after water seeped into them. 'Polling in these booths in Mandir Bazar Assembly Constituency within Mathurapur Parliamentary Constituency will be held tomorrow', chief electoral officer Mr Debashis Sen said. EC officials said they had received complaints of slow moving queues in both Kolkata North and Kolkata South constituencies. The poll started remarkably late due to malfunctioning of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at least two places in Kulpi Assembly areas. Same reports came from many other polling stations in other Constituencies where the assigned EVMs were replaced by new voting machines.

The fates of the Political Leaders are now sealed in the EVMs. Everybody in Bengal expect a change. But they do not know the changes coming ahead. All the EVMs now waiting to disclose its fate, is nothing but an uprise and uprise of Energetic Violent Muslim Society in Bengal. The post Rizwanur & Taslima issue boosted the fanatic moslems in a superlative degree. Both Trimamul Congress and CPIM appeased the Moslem groups in various ways which helped them to be re-organised even against the ruling force of CPIM. The TMC fully pampered the Muslim goons to win over the whole election process.

It is clearly seen in this election phase that the leading moslem groups in all the political parties wanted to grab the steering, so that they may drive on their own in the post poll satiation. In this run they clashed their oppositions and sacrificed their lives in this Political Jihad in Bengal. The political parties and the Bengal intellectuals fully supported the Muslim rights in Bengal with all oppressions, tortures, humiliation upon the Bengali Hindus. Everybody here say about the just and proper implementation of Rajinder Suchher Committee. But nobody tells us the plight and poverty of the marginally poor Bengali Hindus anyway. Even Mamata Banerjee does not think about her poverty stricken past when her parents came to Calcutta being driven out by the muslim oppressors, perhaps from Barishal, in then East Pakistan and compelled to find a refuge in the road-side of Kalight Brothel.

Bengali Hindus in West Bengal has learnt to live in many mini Pakistan here. The trend of Bengal politics saturated by the Muslim Politics and the sycophant Bengal intellectuals lead by Mahasewata Devi, Saonli Mitra, Sunanda Sanyal, Bivas Chakroborty, Aparna Sen, Subhaprasonna, Debabrato Bandopadhya and obviously Dainik Statesman - a Bengali daily news paper promoting for the change in Bengal, even in the cost of a Mamata Banerjee as their projected Chief Minister in West Bengal, who is the Best friend of Imam Barkati, Idrish Ali, Tahha Siddique and Riz, the departed Love Jihadi.

The situation over 32 years of Bengal black days is now entering into a darkest night may not end in times.

Trinamul rides on Muslim

Tirthankar Mitra, Statesman News Services Kolkata, May 9: As strong winds threaten to bring about change, 13 May is a big day as Kolkata (North) parliamentary constituency gears up for a tough battle.The CPI-M candidates had won both the Kolkata (north east) and Kolkata (north west) parliamentary segments in 2004 before delimitation bisected the parliamentary electoral map of Kolkata. But Mohmmad Salim, the CPI-M nominee, who had won from the Kolkata (north east) constituency cannot deny the fact that his party's nominees had lost to late Ajit Panja in 1998 and 1999 elections at Kolkata (north east). And Mr Sudip Bandopadhaya, the Trinamul Congress nominee too had won in both these elections as Trinamul Congress nominee from Kolkata (north west) constituency.Political issues apart, the controversy following Rizwanur Rehman's death has a significant role this election. The trial after a CBI enquiry, the high profile and widely telecast debates on the role of the city police and the state government have all worked in favour of the Opposition. Incidentally, Mr Rukbanur Rehman the deceased's brother is campaigning for Mr Bandopadhaya. Mr Rehman's presence at Trinamul rallies is a reminder of his brother's gory death. Also the findings of the Sachar committee report that reveals the miserable plight of the Muslims in the state, is one such factor that the Oppotision will play upon.Lack of opportunities for many members of this community, a sizeable number of whom are voters in Kolkata (north) constituency stares the CPI-M on it's face even as its supporters hope Rizwanur's death has been forgotten in the ongoing run up to the elections.Contesting as the Trinamul nominee after a stint as a Congress legislator, Mr Bandopadhaya is banking on the Left's weakness and the non-Left support base which led to the defeat of CPI-M nominees in the adjacent parliamentary constituencies in the back to back elections in the last millennium. But if the electoral arithmetic is anything to go by, he still seems to be on a sticky wicket as four out of seven assembly segments are represented by the Left Front legislators. Even though, he has not really initiated development projects in the area, Mr Bandopadhaya remains unfazed. "The Trinamul lost the Maniktala seat by little more than a thousand votes, a margin which can be easily made up in a parliamentary election," he said.Buoyed by an alliance with the Congress, the Trinamul candidate pointed out that he had won on two successive occasions from Kolkata (north-west) despite Front legislators outnumbering his party MLAs in the then Kolkata (north west) parliamentary seat. The emergence of Kolkata (north) constituency following merger between the Kolkata (north west) and Kolkata (north east) segments, have been to his advantage. Mr Bandopadhaya is also hopeful that late Panja's extensive mass base will work in his favour especially in the areas comprising the erstwhile Kolkata (north east) seat. And being a Congress leader, he is no newcomer in this constituency lending little credence to the ongoing Front campaign of he being an unknown face.With just a few days left for voting, the Opposition has been bringing up fresh charges against the CPI-M candidate. They claim Md Salim has not utilised funds under the MPLAD scheme. But the CPI-M members have rubbished the allegation saying that MPLAD funds are not returned unspent and that very few MPs can utilise the entire funds in their tenure.The CPI-M, it is said might suffer because of intra party squabbles that exist within the CPI-M in areas within the Cossipore and Belgachia (west) assembly segments. It led to the defeat of Mr Rajdeo Goala, a senior CITU leader when he contested against a Trinamul newcomer, Mrs Mala Saha in 2006 state Assembly elections.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Kafkaesque streak in Indian politics :: Bengali Intellectuals read it several times ::


The Kafkaesque streak in Indian politics

by Francois Gautier

Franz Kafka (1852 to 1931) was a Czech writer, most famous for his novels The Trial and The Metamorphosis, where the Absurd, Grotesque and the Illogical were given a new life with impossible twists. The word 'Kafkaesque' has today transcended the literary realm and pertains to real-life occurrences and situations that are incomprehensibly complex, bizarre, illogical, often with a sense of impending danger.

The term 'Kafkaesque' could be very well applied to today's politics in India, for things have gone to such a pitch of absurd, unfair, blatant and outrageous illogical state that it baffles the mind. Yet, neither the politicians, nor most of the press, find anything wrong in it.
Just a few examples to illustrate my point:

Bharatiya Janata Party [Images] leader Varun Gandhi [Images] spent nearly three weeks in jail under the National Security Act, just because he said something which might be reprehensible. But many mullahs spew fire and venom in their Friday discourses -- but none ever gets arrested because riots would erupt immediately.

Svdhvi Pragnya, a Hindu monk, has been languishing in jail for months even though no conclusive proof has been brought forward of her direct involvement in the Malegaon blasts [Images] case. Recently she was reportedly assaulted by a Muslim inmate at a Mumbai [Images] jail and sustained injuries to her face, nose and neck.

But you have the Islamist leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the Coimbatore bomb blasts of 1998 which cost the lives of 60 people who was subsequently acquitted, and whose outfit the People's Democratic Party is campaigning in Kerala [Images] along with the CPI-M [Images]. Kafkaesque?

In Orissa, the police arrested BJP candidate from Kandhamal, Ashok Sahu, because among other things he accused the Church of using foreign money to induce innocent tribals to convert -- which is a very well documented fact.

On the other hand, terrorist Ajmal Kasab [Images], who went on a killing spree in Mumbai, is enjoying a royal life. Some 11,000 pages of the charge-sheet are going to be translated into Urdu because the gentleman has asked for it. Kafkaesque or not?

In the same way the President will not allow Afzal Guru, who was held guilty in the December 13, 2001 attack on Parliament, to be hanged till the election is over for fear of alienating the Muslim vote. The Congress keeps telling us that Indian Muslims are patriotic. Then why should it fear losing their votes when it hangs a traitor? Kafkaesque or not? You judge.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam blew up in a totally senseless and cruel manner former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi [Images] just because he was on the verge of becoming PM again. But now, because the of the Tamil Nadu votes, Rajiv's widow Sonia sent an emissary to Sri Lanka [Images] to pressurise that government to effect a ceasefire just as it is about to wipe out the LTTE [Images] after 20 years of bloody civil war. Does it make sense to you? Isn't it truly Kafkaesque?

India is all about equality and rising above caste divisions, yet since 1947, politicians of this country, particularly the Congress and later V P Singh [Images], Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad, have hopelessly divided India along caste and religious lines. But Mayawati [Images] tops them all: she just gave a push to her prime ministerial aspirations by promising scheduled caste status to 16 more castes if she came to power at the Centre. Can you think of a more Kafkaesque way of obtaining votes?

In India you are supposed to spend not more than Rs 25 lakh of white money on your election. But everybody knows that to become an MP, you need Rs 10 crores, as you have to boast of a 100-car motorcade when you go campaigning, hire private planes, helicopters, gift free saris, dhotis, televisions, cash even, and much more. So where do you get the black money for this? From corrupt businessmen, from the the mafia, from kickbacks. Can you think of a more Kafkaesque situation?

Ultimately democracy in India has become a Kafkaesque affair, as it has been so perverted, so hijacked, to the point of the absurd.

The tragedy is that the Indian press does not play its role, because not many mainstream newspapers or television channels complained when Varun Gandhi was in jail, while Madani not only got away scot-free but has the full backing of a political party.The real problem is that India has been colonised for too long, contrary to China whose people remain proud of their culture and intensely nationalistic. It has resulted in a deep-rooted inferiority complex in the Indian psyche, where every intellectual is always looking towards the West for approval and Indians are so obsessed with having the Western type of democracy without adapting it to Indian conditions.

Bengalspotlight knows that

Our Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya is a self proclaimed fan of Kafka.

The 'Sushil Samaj' of Bengal, the 'neo pure intellectuals', however say that they only understand Kafka, Buddha doesn't. These right-turned-leftists and left-turned-rightists are the ultra hypocrite of any level. They will sell Bengal to some Mafias, Muslim Fundamentalists, Maoists, Anti Nationals, Anarchists, Corrupted Politicians and Businessmen.

Bengal produced these Kafkaesque :



posted by Spotlight Media Friends in Kerela.
Courtsey: rediff news/06th May, 2009.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Violence erupts the day after Phase II in Election aftermath in Bengal.

Day after polls dawns red too, four die

Statesman News Service : 09th May,2009

BURDWAN/SURI/HOWRAH/TAMLUK, May. 8: At least four persons were killed and a number of others injured as post-poll violence simmered in most districts across south Bengal that went to polls on Thursday. Violence in yesterday's poll had claimed five persons across Howrah, Burdwan and Midnapore East districts. Chief secretary Mr Asok M Chakrabarti conceded that the post-poll scenario remained volatile. "Violence has claimed some people. This is unfortunate. Police are at work and political parties have been urged to solve disputes with dialogue," he said. Today, two persons, purportedly Trinamul supporters, were killed and a number were injured in a clash between Trinamul and CPI-M activists in Burdwan district. Two more youths were killed and seven others injured in two separate incidents of violence at Bagnan in Howrah. Many houses were damaged and later burnt. In Burdwan, Rahamat Sheikh (36) was hacked to death and Mr Joydeb Bag (40) sustained critical injuries when they were attacked allegedly by CPI-M cadres this morning while on their way back home in Salon village near Kalna. Moinul Sheikh alias Nazu (40) was killed at Khanzi village in Ketugram. Nazu and six others, all residents of Khanzi and Khaspur village, had fled their homes following alleged CPI-M atrocities and had returned to vote only yesterday. CPI-M goons allegedly hurled bombs at them on the outskirts of the village. All seven were rushed to hospital with injuries. Nazu died this morning. Police raided Bonteer village in Raina, in search of four Trinamul supporters accused of murdering a CPI-M leader and allegedly ransacked and plundered at least 200 houses and shops owned by Trinamul supporters. In Howrah, Sheikh Sariful (16) was killed and his brother injured when some goons allegedly backed by the Trinamul hurled bombs at their residence at Chilampur. Police said the victim's father, Taher Ali, a CPI-M local committee member, had prevented some Trinamul supporters from entering a polling booth yesterday. A CPI-M supporter, Sheikh Saidul Haque (21) was killed and six others injured in a clash at Rabibhag in Bagnan this morning. Police said the seven were critically injured when Trinamul-backed goons hurled bombs at a shop where they had taken shelter. Haque was declared brought dead at a local hospital. To protest the murder of a child and a Trinamul worker at Satengabari yesterday, the Trinamul has called a 12-hour Nandigram bandh on Saturday. At Reyapara, a group of Trinamul workers allegedly left five CPI-M cadres wounded. Trinamul supporters tried to dig up a road at Raynagar to prevent the entry of police today, but police stopped them from doing so. At Dalimborchawk in Haldia, CPI-M-Trinamul clashes left 10 hurt. Six houses were also torched. In Birbhum, at least 11 people were injured in a clash that broke out in Md. Bazar near Suri between Congress and CPI-M supporters.Trouble erupted again late this evening at Satnara in Burdwan, when 19 Trinamul supporters including a lawyer of Culcutta High Court, Mr Pradip Dan were locked in a house and the place set on fire allegedly by CPI-M backed goons. A police contingent however rescued the men. Seven more houses were also set on fire by the goons.

Blood stained Domkal, Kalna, Ketugram, Bagnan, Mohammad Bazar in post poll phase

Bandh in Nandigram.

Spotlight News : 09th May,2009

A reacted office of the Chief Election Commission of India in New Delhi sought a clarification regarding second phase and post poll violence in West Bengal, from the Chief Election Officer of W.B.

As the ruling CPIM did not expect a stern resistance from the opposition, it saw a unprecedented rampage upon the Party Units in many places in South and Mid Bengal including some potential loss of its cadre also in the very poll day of 07th May.This hit of violence may affect the third and the last phase of Election scheduled on 13th May 2009.
In the chain reaction of revenge now CPIM managed the upper hand by creating a gross violences in the places of their early retreat.

The role of the Police is questioned again as it stands inactive in many places. As a protest the Trinamul Congress (TMC) called a 12 hours Bandh in Nadigram. In Nadigram 1000 supporters of anti CPIM force left the house as they apprehend dire consequences by CPIM leader Laxman Sheth, a sitting M.P. of CPIM Party.

In some places the CPIM Party cadres and the Police took part in joint action to evacuate the opposition parties from their field of resistance. The worst situation was seen in Kupila village where the patrolling panic forces of CPIM mercilessly rampage and beat the opposition. It erupts severe in Domkal Block in Hoogly in few hours.

The same situation made the whole thing a peril for the protesters against the Bengal Government ruling the State over 32 years, in many places in Bagnan, Jaypur, Shyampur in Howrah District, Kalna & Ketugram in Burdwan District, Mohammad Bazar and Nanur in Birbhum District, Chakdaha and Karimpur in Nadia District, and Pursura, Arambag, Khanakul, Tarakeswar in Hoogly District.
To check the situation Rapid Action Forces (RAF) have been deployed in many places including Mohammed Bazar in Birbhum.Out of a land dispute a TMC supporter was murdered in Baruipur, South 24 Pgs on Thursday last

posted by bengalspotlight media friends in Kolkata and Districts Desk Offices.

Blood stains Bengal as 75% vote in Phase II, Apprehending serious clash in III phase.

Tension and mercury soar in Bengal’s phase II, 5 left dead ( lastly 6 in Clash and 2 in sun-stroke)

A young jeans-clad man with two
crude bombs near a polling booth in
Howrah’s Pilkhana area.
Picture by Pabitra Das, The Telegraph...........................................
Indian Express News Services Posted: Friday , May 08, 2009

BENGAL TURNOUT 70% in Phase-I, 75% in Phase-II,
?? in Phase III on 13thMay,2009.

An Injured TMC supporter
Arobinda Roy of Kanyapur village
of Burdwan Parliamentary Constituency

Kolkata: In its second phase of polling in West Bengal on Thursday, five people lost their lives — three in poll-related violence and two of sunstroke as they waited to exercise their franchise. The polls in 17 Lok Sabha constituencies passed recorded a turnout of 75 per cent, 5 per cent up from the first phase on 30th April last.
The day’s major incident of violence was reported from Kalyanpur in Asansol Lok Sabha constituency under Burdwan district in which one person was killed in a clash between two groups. Three police personnel were also injured when a group of armed CPM cadres entered a polling booth in Asansol. They hurled bombs and opened fire indiscriminately while fighting with Trinamool supporters. During the clash, four houses and four vehicles were set on fire.
The police said the incident took place at Booth No. 7 in Kalyanpur. Polling was suspended at the booth for over an hour. The violence continued at Asansol sub-divisional hospital where the injured were admitted, the police said, with Trinamool supporters attacking an injured CPM worker as well as two others.

At Khargram in Jangipur constituency of Murshidabad, from where External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is seeking a re-election one person was killed in a clash. However, compared to the recent panchayat elections when 14 people were killed, this time the overall poll process in Murshidabad was unusually peaceful. “We are very happy that a district, which had a record of political violence in the polls, today had a peaceful one. There were only few stray incidents,” said Murshidabad District Magistrate Perwez Ahmed Siddiqui.

And at Amta in Howrah district one Shaikh Manwar Jamadar, 20, a CPM supporter, was shot dead allegedly by Congress supporters after the polling was over. In all 12 people were arrested, according to state Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen, who called the second phase of the election largely peaceful.
Most surprising was that in Nandigram and Singur — where there were fears of large-scale violence — the polling process passed in relative calm despite minor skirmishes between rival groups throughout the day. Three people were arrested following the clashes.
However, CPM state secretary Biman Bose complained that in as many as 45 booths, CPM polling agents were prevented from staying posted by political opponents and there was large scale rigging of ballots. Bose demanded repolling in 58 booths at Nandigram.
Meanwhile Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee blamed Marxists for disturbances. “The Marxists created disturbances at Nandigram. EVM machines were tampered with in some places,” she alleged.

Mafia shadow on murder

The mother of Akshay, the Trinamul supporter killed in Asansol.

The Telegraph News BureauFriday , May 8 , 2009

May 7: The second phase of polling in Bengal claimed eight lives, including that of two who fell victim to the scorching sun, but the bloodiest incident traces its roots to the coal mafia’s nexus with politicians in Asansol.
An armed gang barged into a school doubling as polling booth in Asansol’s Kanyapur this afternoon, snatched rifles from policemen before driving them away and shot and slit the throat of a Trinamul Congress supporter.
Akshay Bauri, 35, died within minutes — the first casualty in 10 years of what is being passed off as a poll clash in Asansol, known as a CPM bastion.
However, political and police sources said the grisly murder was the result of the coal mafia’s efforts to ingratiate itself further with some sections of the CPM whose patronage the underworld has been enjoying for at least a decade.
The CPM still has a stranglehold in Asansol but the Opposition Trinamul has been trying to break into the territory. The Trinamul effort has not made too much of a headway but the nascent threat was enough to infuriate the coal mafia, which smelt a chance to please the political guardians and went out of its way to engineer today’s attack, the sources said.
The audacity — and ferocity — of the attack stunned the police. Some officers described it as “unusual” as CPM-Trinamul clashes are rare in the area.
Around 10 men armed with pipe guns, bombs and daggers entered the polling booth around 12.30pm and threw away the electronic voting machines.
Pratim Mukherjee, an official video-recording proceedings inside the booth, was pushed to the floor and kicked. “When three policemen intervened, the goons snatched their rifles and beat them up with the butts,” he said. The polling officers ran for their lives. One of them could not be traced till late this evening.
Most of the 100-odd voters waiting for their turn to vote scattered and fled but Akshay was picked out and killed. The gang then dumped the rifles and left.
As word spread, about 200 Trinamul supporters armed with revolvers, bombs and daggers landed. Some went into the houses of CPM supporters nearby and fire-bombed them. TV sets, refrigerators and furniture were destroyed.
Three men have been arrested but the police did not specify whether they have been picked up for the murder or the rioting.
The other deaths in poll clashes occurred in Nandigram, Pranab Mukherjee’s Jangipur constituency and Uluberia in Howrah. In Jangipur, a CPM leader died in a bomb attack.
Kanai Jana, 49, suffered a heart attack and died after he ran to escape a lathicharge to disperse squabbling CPM and Trinamul supporters at Contai in East Midnapore.
In Salkia, Parulbala Das, 76, died of sunstroke while standing in the queue. Bhaskar Bera, 40, of Khejuri also could not bear the sun. The Met office said the temperature was pushing 40 degrees Celsius across south Bengal today.

The Bengal Story of Phase-I : At least 3 dead, 64% turnout (30th April,2009)

Statesman News Service, KOLKATA, April 30: At least three persons were killed today in Jamboni, Midnapore West in a landmine blast triggered by suspected Maoists. casting a dark shadow on the first phase of polling for 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state that otherwise ended by and large peacefully. It was for the first time that Maoists made a significant impact on Left-Front-ruled Bengal's electoral fortunes by persuading the residents of the Purulia-Midnapore-Bankura belt to observe a near-total boycott of the polls. Mr Debashis Sen, state chief electoral officer, said the elections were largely peaceful and 64 per cent votes had been cast on an average. He declined comment, though, when asked whether the polling was free and fair. The Opposition complained of large scale rigging and intimidation by CPI-M activists in Keshpur and Garbeta. The three Hills Assembly segments of the Darjeeling seat recorded a heavy turnout between 75 per cent and 83 per cent and the polling there was almost over by 4 p.m, while the plain segments recorded about 70 per cent. Left Front chairman Mr Biman Bose doubted the high rate of polling in the Hills, “especially when it rained heavily in north Bengal making it very difficult for the voters to negotiate the slushy hill tracks”. He alleged that the Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha hadn't allowed CPI-M polling agents to enter the booths. The landmine blast was triggered around 6 p.m. when polling personnel were returning from Jamboni. It was believed to have been detonated with a remote control device. Polling personnel were travelling in a jeep, being escorted by paramilitary forces, when the blast ripped apart the vehicle between Dohijuri and Kapgari in Jamboni, killing at least two polling officials and their driver. One of the polling officials was identified as Prasad Bandopadhyay, a sector officer. The other poll official was identified as Sougata Karmakar, and the driver as Sanjay Das. Earlier, around 8 a.m., a landmine exploded on the Biramdia Primary school premises injuring a BSF jawan, Mr Mahesh Kumar. He was rushed to Purulia Sadar Hospital where he underwent surgery. Poll boycott assumed a definite pattern both in north Bengal and the Maoist-dominated areas. The Adivasi Vikash Parisad had given a boycott call in the tea garden areas of the Terai-Dooars region and no votes could be cast in 17 booths there. On the other hand, the Maoists successfully ran their writ in many areas of the Bankura-Purulia-Midnapore belt where they had consolidated much.