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  1. Andhra Pradesh: 25 Telangana: 17 Tamilnadu: 39 Karnataka: 28 Kerala: 20 ——————————- Total: 129 BJP may get 15 in Karnataka & AIADMK may get 5 in Tamilnadu. That means 20 out of 129. 543-129 = 414 BJP+ should get 280 out of 414 to reach 300 mark. If we go by India Today Survey, BJP+ should get 315 out of 414. That means you need a bigger Modi wave compared to 2014 elections. Is there such wave?? Is the question now. -ani
  2. https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/upset-being-asked-pay-toll-tax-ap-mla-abandons-his-car-road-and-takes-bus-93573
  3. he MPs, habituated to enjoying loads of freebies, have just gifted themselves another one. While you will stop your car at every toll plaza - as usual - and cough up the road taxes, the elite lawmakers from now on won't have to pay a paisa on national highways, even if their travels are of unofficial nature. There is, however, no exemption for the common man, in whose name the UPA-II had roared into power last year. Our MPs enjoy a slew of perks such as TA/ DAs, free accommodation, free phones, free air travel for themselves and their spouses. On top of it, Parliament is planning to give huge salary hikes to the MPs through a bill to be brought in the monsoon session. Ironically, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who was at the forefront of an austerity drive last year, himself decided to make the MPs guests on the highways. He heads an empowered group of ministers including deputy chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and roads and highways minister Kamal Nath. The group took the decision to make road travel for the MPs free on Wednesday. However, the parliamentarians are not the only beneficiaries of this largesse. All MLAs/MLCs will be exempt from paying tolls while travelling on highways within their own states. Both their official and personal vehicles will benefit from this exemption. The only saving grace is that the accompanying vehicles for the MPs and MLAs/MLCs will have to pay the toll tax. "The exemption is announced only for one vehicle, belonging to the MP or the MLA in a convoy,'' according to sources. The move has, expectedly, drawn flak. IAS officer-turnedsocial activist Aruna Roy said: "I think that the MPs and MLAs are already a privileged class. I don't see why they should get extra privileges. They adjudicate on all such issues themselves. Attention is not given to the poor; they are not willing to honour minimum wages even under the NREGA. I think we need a more egalitarian system to decide on access to privileges." The roads and highways ministry has not made any estimation of what this freebie will cost them. But the move to levy tolls on MPs and MLAs has only been in force from December 2008, when the ministry announced a new toll policy. Sources said, prior to this, MPs and MLAs did not pay taxes at all. "A decision was taken to levy tolls on their vehicles also, but since then, there has been severe pressure within Parliament, demanding that this decision be revised. So much so, that highways minister Kamal Nath had to tell the Rajya Sabha that the toll will be revised," sources said. Not all MPs, however, seem excited with this freebie. CPM Rajya Sabha MP Tapan Sen said: " Why should MPs and MLAs be exempted? We are all getting our payment as decided by Parliament. Why should there be further concessions?'' Sen said the issue had been discussed discussed in the committee of public utilities. He said the committee was told that MPs and MLAs had to pay taxes on all buildown- transfer routes because the concessionaires were private. "I have paid toll tax several times. Instead of giving us exemption from tolls, the government should have actually considered the extended periods of toll collection that these concessionaires are given. When they can recover costs and make a healthy profit in five to six years, why are they being given 20- year contracts?" the CPM MP asked. The group of ministers also cleared other decisions including downward revision of tolls on bypasses and a higher ceiling limit for tolls on two- lane roads. It also set up a mechanism to resolve disputes between NHAI and private concessionaires, where up to Rs 10,000 crore is stuck. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/north/story/mps-wont-pay-toll-anymore-74662-2010-05-20
  4. NEW DELHI: The empowered group of ministers has exempted MPs from paying toll on all National highways. There is no exemption for the common man. However, the Parliamentarians are not the only beneficiaries of this largesse. All MLAs will be exempt from paying toll while travelling on highways within their own states. Their official as well as personal vehicles will benefit from this exemption. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mps-mlas-exempted-from-paying-toll-on-national-highways-418462
  5. On Tuesday, the governor of Rajasthan state Kalyan Singh, a veteran BJP leader, pulled an old chestnut out of the fire by saying that Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's Jana Gana Mana, had actually praised the British rulers. He said the phrase adhinayak jai he, which literally translates as "hail the leader" should be removed and replaced with mangaldayak, which means the "welfare giver" . His audacious remarks even made it to the front page of a prominent newspaper. He is not alone. Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju wrote recently that Jana Gana Mana, which became India's national anthem in 1950, was "composed and sung as an act of sycophancy" to George V, the only British king-emperor to travel to India. Mr Katju even offered some dubious evidence to support his thesis: the song was "composed at precisely the time of the visit" of the British king in December 1911, it does not "indicate any love for the motherland", the "lord or ruler" and the "dispenser of India's destiny" (another phrase in the song) in 1911 were the British rulers, and it was sung for the first time at a conference in Kolkata of the Congress party, which was held to welcome the king. The song, written in Sanskritised Bengali, has had its fair share of controversies: some say it is deferential to the British monarchy; others say it fails to fully reflect India's races and regions. But historians believe the claim about the song being a glowing testimonial to the British rulers by Tagore - the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize for literature and a patriot, who resigned his knighthood in protest against one of the bloodiest massacres in British history - is disingenuous. Historian Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, who has written a definitive book on Tagore, believes that this "myth about the song" needs to be "refuted and laid to rest". Tagore wrote the song on 11 December 1911. Next, day the Delhi durbar - or mass assembly when George V was proclaimed Emperor of India - was held. The song was first sung on 28 December 1911 at the Congress session in Kolkata. It was also sung, as Mr Bhattacharya reminds us, at the foundation day programme of the Adi Brahma Samaj, a reformist and renaissance movement of Hindu religion, in February 1912, and included in their collection of psalms. "Many years later fertile and malicious imagination connected the composition of the song and the durbar and it was rumoured that Tagore's poem was meant to be sung in the Delhi durbar," writes Mr Bhattacharya. The truth was finally nailed by a letter Tagore wrote to his editor Pulin Behari Sen in November 1937. The poet said it was obvious that "neither the Fifth nor the Sixth nor any George could be the maker of human destiny through the ages". "I had hailed in the song Jana Gana Mana that Dispenser of India's destiny who guides, through all rise and fall, the wayfarers, He who shows the people the way..." Mr Bhattacharya says to see George V as the "object of worship in place of 'Dispenser of India's destiny..Thou King of all Kings' was only absurd, but also sacrilegious to Tagore". Clearly, Tagore did not write the poem either for the British king or the Congress. "It was a hymn to his Maker, the guardian of the country's destiny," says Mr Bhattacharya. Something which many appear to be wilfully ignore - or forget. source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33438577
  6. You might be struck by the fact that Mr.Tagore had written it to praise King George and his Queen but its not true,this controvery is quite old so here is what he said:- "I should only insult myself if i cared to answer those who consider me capable of such unbounded stupidity as to sing in praise of George the fourth or George the fifth as the eternal charioteer leading the pilgrims on their journey through countless ages of the timeless history of mankind." Well Mr.Tagore gave up his knighthood after the jallian wala bagh masscare. What I believe is, the next generation is the charioteer of our country, our bhagyavidhata because they are the ones who will take our country to greater heights and hence we need to shoulder the immense responsibility to nuture and protect them. Cheers! Source: Quora
  7. India does not have a national language, as ruled by the Gujarat High Court. Hindi or English is used for official purposes such as parliamentary proceedings, judiciary, communications between the Central Government and a State Government. States of India are free to adopt one or more local languages for official purposes of that state. Additionally 22 official languages are accorded official status as mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. All of these languages carry equal official status and Government documents can be written in any one of these languages. Hence India has 22 major official languages and no National language. As per Articles 344(1) and 351 of the Indian Constitution, the eighth schedule includes the recognition of the following 22 languages: Assamese Bengali Bodo Dogri Gujarati Hindi Kannada Kashmiri Konkani Maithili Malayalam Meitei Marathi Nepali Odia Punjabi Sanskrit Santali Sindhi Tamil Telugu Urdu
  8. I agree with Language issue here.. except with few arguments like national anthem.. yes most of the north Indians think Hindi is their national language, this must be because of their education system.
  9. Do we have Sindhu in India? As per you, Punjab (1), Gujarat (1), Maratha (maharastra -1), Dravida (5), Banga (1) - what about remaining 20 States representation in National Anthem? kanisam anthem lo kuda Kashmir ki importance ivvaleni country ki Kashmir enduku ani adagalemo inka kashmirians? why to toothpick Pre-independence text with current scenarios that too written by a local Bengal poet to whole north Indians.. 🤷‍♂️
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