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Disconnecting comprehensively from K N Govindacharya’s medievalist mix of socialism and religious fanaticism

For some time I was informed that Govindacharya had a some kind of a broadly liberal perspective.

This, despite a very strong socialist structure of his ideas. 

I engaged through Surendra Bisht with his group and even sent him the SKC Agenda.

Absolutely no response from his end. 

However, things came to a head when Govindacharya started a Goraksha Andolan-गोरक्षा आंदोलन Facebook page and Surendra invited me to the page. Surendra also sent me a couple of emails on this topic. I pointed out that this is TOTALLY INCONSISTENT with Hinduism. Beef eating was a part of Hindu diet for thousands of years. It is well documented in Arthashastra, apart from 100s of archaeological proofs. Even today Hindus eat buffalo (and drink its raw blood) in some parts of India/ Nepal – after thousands of years of Buddhist/Jain influence which led to the Hindus reducing their reliance on beef.

And from any sensible policy perspective this is a terrible idea. It is SURE way to make the cow a zoo animal, by making it uneconomic. Also, it forces older cows to eat on garbage (being disowned by poor farmers) causing the animal immense physical injury and pain. This is the WORST possible idea – to ban cow slaughter blindly.

Finally, after Surendra insisted that this is the kind of thing he wishes to pursue, I've disconnected COMPREHENSIVELY from this group. These are nothing but BJP in a different guise. And misguided, as well. Surendra is illiberal and anti-Indian. I will have no truck with these people.

The final interaction recorded below.

These are NOT the leaders India needs to make it a great country. I request them to change false beliefs and antediluvian misconceptions.

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EXTREME DECEPTION by “honest” Arvind Kejriwal. Blamed BJP but himself sought Congress MLAs.

I thought I'd pursue the AK lies a bit further. 

In November 2013 he said that he would never align with Congress or BJP under any circumstances.

The reason? Because Congress and BJP are corrupt. Which is true – they are miserably corrupt. So far, so good.

Then, in July 2014 he launched a direct attack not only on BJP but on the Lt. Governor of Delhi:

Kejriwal launches scathing attack on Lt Guv Jung, says inviting BJP will encourage ‘horse trading’

​Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP of horse-trading, releases an audio clip targeting Modi

​He bandied about large figures:

He went on TV and attacked everyone around him:


The BPP launched a counter-offensive:

BJP Asks Arvind Kejriwal to Pay Rs 1 Crore as Damages for 'Defamation'

Delhi BJP legislator sends legal notice to Arvind Kejriwal

But it is now clear that all the while AK WAS HIMSELF RUNNING AFTER CONGRESS.

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From speculation about corruption to 99 per cent proof of corruption: Modi’s suit was a gift.

The crony capitalist has finally emerged.

"now the suspense over the much hyped suit has ended as a diamond merchant Ramesh Virani has revealed that he gifted the suit to Modi. Virani gifted the suit to Modi during his son’s marriage. Virani shares cordial relationship with Modi and his family. Mr Virani also denied the estimated worth of the suit, saying that it is being over-hyped." [Source]

The businessman is refusing to divulge the cost. I stick to the 5-10 lakh estimate. 

1) when was the marriage? 

2) did Modi declare the gift immediately? He broke the code of conduct for ministers. 

3) why did he wear the personal garment? 

4) how many favours has he given to this merchant? Or his government given favours?

This is rock solid proof of corruption.

There MAY be 1 per cent chance that this is not proof of corruption. But the circumstantial evidence is now extremely conclusive.


5) How many other such 'suits' or gifts has Modi accepted from other businessmen?

6) How many gifts has Modi not declared? 

7) How many favours to BJP that have not been declared?


A more detailed report.

The marriage date was 26 January, but that doesn't matter. The date the suit was gifted was 11-13 January 2015.

ALL other issues raised remain valid. I see no reason to change my mind that this is a clear case of corruption.


TV interview:

PM Modi's suit fetches Rs 1.25 cr: But will charity wash away the vanity?


The suit got auctioned for Rs.4.31 crores. My comment on FB:

The corrupt shame of accepting this from a businessman, and actually wearing it, will not wash away. This auction is another way to come closer to Modi, and only crony capitalists will benefit from this. NO ONE GIVES THIS KIND OF MONEY FOR NOTHING.


Racket within a racket: Crooks and tax evaders seem to have paid for the Modi suit.

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AAP’s Rs.2 crore donation from non-existent companies – and no attempt to identify the donors. This stinks.

Rakesh Agarwal posted this on his FB page. He has been instrumental in unearthing this scam:

"By the way, I unearthed this scam. Neil gave me one company's name and asked if we can find details. Being a simpleton, he was clueless. Took me 2-3 hours to download and read documents from ROC website and infer that these are shell companies. Emailed it to Neil and he took it from there in respect of the other companies."

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Well done, Rakesh.

This is an open and shut matter.

1) There were FOUR donations of Rs.50 lakhs made on 5 April 201 (click for larger image)

The spreadsheet with other details of the companies is attached here.

2) Ajay Upadhyaya is a director in three of these four companies.

3) The companies have fake addresses, etc.

The problem is that AAP never bothered to connect with the donors. This is not a small amount that can slip through the cracks. This is big bucks. NO party with any claims of integrity can tolerate such large amounts being donated anonymously.

This stinks.

AAP is implicated. And no explanation is forthcoming.


"All money that comes from cheques is not necessarily clean. We wanted to show the modus operandi of AAP that cash is given to such companies and in return cheques are issued. The business of these companies is to turn black into white," AVAM member Karan Singh said at a press conference. [Source]


In a press conference, AAP Volunteers Action Manch members said AAP's claim about the impossibility of conducting hawala transaction through cheque is untrue. They tried to prove this by producing two cheques of Rs 50 lakh each from the two firms which had donated the same sum to AAP — Goldmine Buildcon and Skyline Metal and Alloys. "We did this to prove that hawala transactions can be conducted through cheques," Amit Kumar of AVAM said. [Source]


Jaitley called the Rs 2 crore donation through cheques of Rs 50 lakh each by four companies to AAP a clear case of "round-tripping of black money".  [Source]

"Now we know the truth. Look at their shamelessness," he said. "The party's defence that they did not ask for donations is untenable." Modi said the money was transferred to the AAP in the "dead of night". "Our country can forgive mistakes, but not fraudsters," the prime minister said. "Those who roamed around claiming to have Swiss account numbers in their pockets have no idea whose money is lying in their own accounts," Modi said. [Source]

अरविंद केजरीवाल 2O हजार देने वालों के साथ लंच कर रहे है लेकिन 5O लाख देने वाले को जानते तक नहीं। [Rakesh Agarwal]



Delhi polls: A sewing shop, grocery shut down, post office: from here, AAP got Rs 2 cr donation

Delhi Polls: Arvind Kejriwal accused of receiving Rs 2 crore in donations via dubious means

Companies which donated funds to AAP convert black money into white, claims AVAM

Delhi Polls: AVAM makes fresh charges against AAP, shows 2 cheques of Rs 50 lakh donated by dubious companies 

Another video.

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I call upon the Lok Satta party to dissolve itself as it serves no purpose except to suck up to BJP

First JP started sucking up to Modi – before the May 2014 elections. Now Surendra Srivastava is sucking up to Kiran Bedi (cf. his email sent out today).

The Freedom Team of India removed Lok Satta from the list of approved parties for its members.

I was hoping Surendra would change the situation, but he is a BJP toady as well. 

We need a LIBERAL PARTY IN INDIA, not a bunch of toadies of a corrupt, communal, illiberal outfit. 

I call upon Surendra and JP to dissolve Lok Satta which serves NO useful purpose now but to suck up to BJP.

BJP is mega CORRUPT and anyone who supports it directly is tainted. I'm sorry but Lok Satta is now in shambles and must wind up, or join BJP. I don't care, but don't mislead people like me – and god knows how many others.

BTW, despite 100s of reminders to JP and LSP etc. these people didn't think ONCE about endorsing the SKC agenda.

But they bend over backwards to endorse MEGA CORRUPT ILLIBERAL BJP!!!!!!

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Warning to BJP: stop being obscurantists and focus on whatever (little) development you are capable of

I'm increasingly upset at the way things are going with BJP. I was expecting discussions regarding system change and policy reforms. At least that what one had hoped, while recommending BJP over other parties for the 2014 elections (given no active liberal party was available on the horizon) – despite my strongly held view that Modi is responsible for the mass killing of innocents. 

But BJP is just not into development/ system reform. It is, instead, a bunch of medievalist nitwits who are creating a mindless cacophony about so-called "religion", "scriptures" and other forms of obscurantism. The lunatic fringe has taken centre stage in India. There is an ALL OUT ASSAULT ON RATIONALITY AND SANITY.

I'm posting a few of my recent comments on Facebook, for the record.

The time is fast coming when even the idiot Rahul Gandhi would be preferable to Modi's BJP – till a proper liberal party is established and made operational.


With reference to this (BJP, RSS seek ban on Tamil novel, arrest of author):

These people just don't it. India is an INDEPENDENT country, and its people are FREE citizens. They can write whatever they wish. Others don't have to read what they don't like. Calling for a ban is reprehensible. Calling for arrest is fascist. DOWN WITH BJP AND RSS. Show these people the door. I'm now increasingly upset with BJP and would rather support ANY other party than them. Modi should shut down these goons else there is no hope of BJP returning in 2019 or ever afterwards. [Link to my comment on FB]

With reference to this: Planes discovered in Vedic age, it could fly between planets, says speaker at Indian Science Congress

Mentally deranged allowed to speak at a science congress. India is fast become a psychiatric clinic. All these RSS types should be bundled up and sent to Agra. <>[Link to my comment on FB<>]

<>With<> <>reference <>to <>this: A new vision of India, 100% Hindu 

Well said. What RSS wants is not a Hindu rashtra, but a nation where Hindus are converted into Hindutva followers (whatever that means).
"And we shouldn’t lose sight of the even more slippery and sinister part of the RSS’s sinister agenda: the simultaneous conversion of a few hundred million people from Hinduism to Hindutva, the rancorous, intellectually and morally impoverished version of Hinduism that the RSS propagates." [Link to my comment on FB]

With reference to this: All political parties should agree to anti-conversion law: Sushma Swaraj

Well, Swarna Bharat Party is very clear: there should be NO religious law passed in India. Conversion is NOT a matter for the government to get involved. I think the BJP is pushing the accelerator on its Hindu Rashtra mantra.
Why is religion their ONLY conversation with India today? What about governance reform and development that they promised but for implementing which they have not shown the slightest inclination.
The same ROTTEN system continues. I was told yesterday by someone very close that the same bribery which was part of the pre-Modi days is continuing unabated.
The people are watching. And they don't like this one bit. BJP should be prepared to be thrown out. And this time a liberal force – DEDICATED to the rule of law and good governance – will arise. [Link to my comment on FB]

Further comment

Democracy is about EQUAL FREEDOM of all citizens, not about MAJORITARIANISM. In democracy everyone is king, and has equal rights as others.
RSS/Hindutva are founded on the philosophy of majoritariainsm. That's statist and totally undemocratic/ illiberal.
The tamasha of having a "national scripture", prevention of conversion, are all parts of the majoritarian Hindu Rashtra idea of abominable statists like Sarvarkar and Golwalkar.
Let us reject BJP's majoritarian ideas and reclaim democracy. [Link to my comment on FB]

Further comment:

(My comment on another thread)
The government is not governing. The current relationship is what Pakisan's was, with the Taliban. The government is actively promoting its fanatic fringe and disrupting any hope of peace. Business needs, above all, a sense of peace. With Godse being honored, conversion becoming a key agenda for BJP, and complete superstition now being touted as public policy, we are entering a stage very similar to when Islamic extremists took over Pakistan government and ISI. All key personnel in government are RSS followers/ members. The governor of UP is talking about Ram Temple (he is a governor!).
Raghav, this is not about stray incidents. The pattern is clear. Modi doesn't want to govern. He wants to make India a Hindu Rashtra. [Link to my comment on FB]

With reference to this: Outfit demands ban on PK for "hurting Hindu sentiments"

Copybook Taliban style – these people from the RSS/ Hindutva parivar (Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) in this case). ABSOLUTE FREEDOM OF SPEECH is a minimum requirement for a civilised society. These alleged Hindus know nothing about India's great culture which was the first free society in the world. They are aping (many) Muslims of India who continue to block free speech.
Let all bans be lifted and no book/ movie/ anything be ever banned again.
I'd never waste my time watching movies but given this call for a ban it is probably worth watching. [Link to my comment on FB]

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