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Modi’s false claims re: role of government: “Government has no business in business” – yet the man is selling liquor and cigarettes now

Thanks to Nilesh Kamani for linking to this video (watch from 2:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_15OCJ2kEPA

And yet we know that Modi is starting NEW duty free shops and selling liquor and cigarettes. Such is the man’s ability to lie.

He lied through his nose in the 2002 killings. He lied through his nose to get into power.

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Rapidly diminishing credibility of Modi and BJP – extract from a comment that I’ve received

Here’s an extract from a comment sent to me, that I thought I’d share with everyone:


With every passing day, the chance of getting a job for the average individual is becoming harder and harder, forget about startups and generating jobs for now, which will get scuttled with crippling taxes by Jaitley and Modi!

BJP’s online troll army is out fanning the flames almost everywhere… all in the name of nationalism:


Startup India is an epic failure:

As if UPA’s/Congress’ sabotage of India wasn’t enough, it’s like as if India jumped from the frying pan straight into a conflagration (not any small fire here!) in 2014. Like an aircraft entering a stall after the nose goes too high up at a very low speed/altitude, India is now falling rapidly and collapsing.

Urjit Patel will takeover as the RBI Governor from tomorrow. Who is Urjit Patel?


He has worked with both Reliance Industries and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC). What is GSPC known for? The INR 200 billion (20,000 crores) KG Scam!


What’s the conclusion upon piecing together the quilt? India’s heading for a nepotist dictatorship from where it might never recover!

No difference between the Congress nor BJP. They all facilitate the trio of the political class, the crony corporate class and the poor class (whom are used to do their dirty deeds) in looting the middle class clean out of their pockets. But looking at the present, I temporarily felt (and sometimes feel) Congress was much better.

To make matters worse… PM Modi is now trying to divert from his failed governance by pointing fingers at Pakistan.


How that’s going to help us in the long run is unknown, but for all I know, Pakistan has the support of China and the 57-member OIC (Organization for Islamic Cooperation). Iran, traditionally friendly to India, will also be forced to switch sides due to their own problems with a part of Baluchistan within their recognized territory. Why “nationalist” BJP wants to turn more than half the world against India flies over my head.
Thank You.
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The myth that Gurgaon is a “private city”

Someone shared with me the following article: Lessons from Gurgaon, India’s
private city by Shruti Rajagopalan and Alexander Tabarrok.

I was seriously disappointed with the article.

I’m used to Alex Taborrok’s promotion of corruption and crony capitalism (e.g. see my post here), but this article promotes both corruption/crony capitalism AND coercive acquisition of land for private purposes (i.e. acquisition of property at gun point).

The Land Acquisition Act of 1894 allows the federal and state governments to acquire land through the power of eminent domain for ‘any public purpose or for a company’ under Section 4(1). Similar provisions exist in the recently introduced Land Acquisition Act of 2013. Likewise, a private company is exempt from the restrictions of the Land Acquisition Act and permitted to acquire land if licensed by the state government. In Haryana, the legislature passed several laws to enable large-scale land acquisition for private firms to develop townships.

It is surprising that the coercive and crony capitalist nature of the land acquisition process has been glossed over in this article. The SUPER-CORRUPT Haryana Urban Development Authority is praised for its “single window clearance”.

Land acquisition for PRIVATE use is theft of property from one citizen for the private benefit of another. It is the complete opposite of voluntarism and markets, of private enterprise, of Coasean bargains.

And in this nightmare of MEGA-corruption and theft of public property, there is some “development” in Gurgaon.

So now it is called a “private city!”

What a complete distortion of the meaning of the term.

I will, separately, put out some findings/ thoughts in relation to private cities, but for now I want to make clear that Gurgaon IS NOT A PRIVATE CITY. Gurgaon is the outcome of an extremely coercive socialist and crony captalist state. A state that fails to perform fundamental functions including the defence of property rights.

I have a long and very old relationship with Gurgaon, having first visited it in the 1960s when I was a child and the place was little more than a village. I spent some time in Gurgaon in the early 1980s when I was Assistant Commissioner in Haryana, visiting various parts of the district. My father owns a small property in Gurgaon since the early 1990s and I have visited it on innumerable occasions.

I know precisely how Gurgaon works.

And it is NOT a private city in any sense of the word. Let’s be very clear about that.

Jamshedpur, however, started out as a genuine private city.

But a real private city would be something on the lines being attempted in Honduras by Michael Strong. It would have a set of complete and functional institutions that work.


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FURTHER proof that BJP is a corrupt, black money party

I’ve already elaborated on various proofs regarding BJP’s and Modi’s corruption. Proofs re: Modi’s corruption are abundant.

And Ramdev directly acknowledged (on a mike) that BJP uses black money in elections.

MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja of BJP has provided further proof.

while responding to a question on whether politicians were offered black money. “I said yes, all the time. But when it is offered to me, I don’t use it personally. People who offer it ask whether they should donate it to the party, but I tell them the party has enough funds,” Ahuja told The Sunday Express. [Source]


So much for the drama that Modi will “bring back” black money.

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