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Anand Prasad’s “Liberal Party of India” is socialism on steroids – and a bunch of loonies, I’m afraid

I attended an event in Gurgaon on 13 February in which Suman Malhotra and Plaban Bhattacharjee of the so-called “Liberal Party of India” attended prior to the main event and provided me with a document containing their views.

I realised later that this is the same obnoxious “Liberal Party” that Anand Prasad is involved with and which I’ve thoroughly critiqued here and here.

It appeared to me for a while that these two were listening carefully and might actually be capable of understanding what I was trying to say, but very soon it became clear that this was not the case. They insisted on making me hear their ridiculous “proposals” that I’ve discussed below. LPI’s new approach is EVEN WORSE to what Anand Prasad had produced – and it is hard to beat that rubbish. Worse, this man Plaban was absolutely unwilling to even listen to my reasons for rejecting ALL his ideas. I’ve outlined these reasons below, but I doubt he will understand them.

LPI’s ideas are entirely illiberal. In fact, these people are socialists on steroids. It is extremely painful exercise for me to spend my time on this rebuttal of LPI’s “proposals”, but I must, so the public record is clear about the gross incompetence of this “liberal party” outfit. Stay away from them if you want to maintain your sanity.

LIBERAL PARTY OF INDIA’S WORTHLESS IDEAS (MY COMMENTS IN BLUE)

PRESS  RELEASE

A press conference was held at the party headquarters on 09.01 2019. On the occasion  Ms. Suman Malhotra, National President, declared a brief about the formation and vision of the party covering important aspects of the governance.

Primarily Liberal Party of India has been formed to transform the existing national political character. It will work for restoration of the lost dignity and respect of citizens. [Sanjeev: Respect is hardly the issue. The issue is liberty.]

It was felt imperative because we have n-number of rules and laws but only selective  enforcement and implementation are resorted to. This happens because the political system is not answerable to public as was enshrined in the constitution.

The main cause of this precarious situation is faulty election process being followed till date. [Sanjeev: This might seem promising but look at their solution and you can work out how puerile this party’s ideas are]

Therefore, to conduct corruption-free and fair elections, Liberal Party of India envisages

  1. Casting of vote compulsory for each citizen. [Compulsory voting is the least of India’s problems. This “remedy” displays no understanding of the dysfuntion of the electoral system]

2. Cast vote through mobile phones. [Absurd. When the basic causes are not resolved, why create further complexity and confusion? Even in Australia, people go physically to vote. There is nothing wrong with physically showing your face to vote. At the least no one will be able to vote on behalf of dead people.]

3. The candidate after being elected as an MP, has to relinquish membership of the party. He now becomes the member of the Parliament and has to work for the country and not for the party. [Sanjeev: This is even more crazy. There is such a severe difference between a liberal and socialist party – how can this be glossed over?]

4. The President, PM, CJI, CEC, RBI Governor, CAG, CVC, and candidates for all other statutory positions are to be directly elected by the public. They will be answerable to public, not to politicians. [Sanjeev: This is berserk. There is definitely some role for Parliament in selecting judges, but this approach is inconsistent with the Westminster system. More problematically, it does not address any problem. A puerile proposal.]

5. The priorities will be

a Health

b Education

c .Employment

For Health….all hospitals will be standardized. No Govt. and private hospitals will be there. [What!!?] All hospitals will be offering same standard of service. [Sanjeev: This is absurd nonsense What is the meaning of standardisation? And what is the business of government, the servant of the people, in such a matter? Let the government focus on security and justice, that’s all]

For Education……. all schools will be standardised. All schools will be of same standard. [The less said the better about this. Why should government – our servant – get involved in “standards” for schools?]

For Employment…..:all educated people will be employed on the basis of their skill. No rejection will be there. The employers will be directed to engage all educated citizen. [Oh god!! And these are allegedly liberals?]

The political parties after independence, adopted the same work culture which was carried out by the British. They treated the country as military state. We treat the nation as a Welfare state and all our policies will be for the welfare of people. “Divide and Rule” policy will be replaced by “Unite and Enjoy” policy. [Is it even possible to talk more nonsense and yet claim to be “liberal”?]

To change the mind set created by the political parties during the last 71 years will be the most challenging situation for us. The people have been subjected to a ‘Trader’s policy’ in the name of Governance. [Sanjeev: What? Socialism is now called “trader’s policy?” Did these people even get basic education?] The propriety and priority were misplaced. Industrialists were considered most important as they funded the election expenses for the parties. The food producers were kept as slaves by Govt. to take advantage of business houses.

Liberal Party of India is prepared to replace the oppressive priorities. Our policy will be to restructure the society in the following five layers. [Sanjeev: These people will ACTIVELY “STRUCTURE” SOCIETY!! And they are “liberals”???!!! They never heard about freedom and choice, did they?]

a Agriculture

b Teaching

c Security and Health

d Service

e Politics

a Agriculture will be declared as an industry. The Kisan will be named as Agriculture Scientist and all others working with him will be designated as Agriculture Engineers. The agricultural income will come under industry category. Govt. will be the JV partner and will be responsible for providing finance. [Sanjeev: So now anyone and everyone can become a scientist or engineer, and employed/paid by government? Socialism on steroids. I don’t know where to start.]

b Teachers will come next as they will train and skill the youth. They need food so they are placed next to agriculture [What! Are these people in the “liberal party” IDIOTS on steroids!]

c Soldiers and Doctors. These two categories are needed to protect all. They need food and teaching, so come in third place. [What!!!!!]

d Service people, Govt. and Private. This category is dependent on the first three categories, so come in at fourth place

e Politicians come next as they need the support of first four categories and are assigned to serve all of them and themselves.  [Too much to take – let me move on]

This policy is for the welfare of every citizen. Once in place, this policy will revolutionize the thought process of the public and replace the age old mind-set.

By strictly enforcing the existing Service Conduct Rules among the bureaucrats, police and judiciary, the proposed system will be in place. Now they will be answerable to public and not ministers. [Sanjeev: What? So the existing system is fine? Are these guys lunatics? Why do I even bother to write this post? Anand Prasad’s puerile nonsense was bad. This is beyond redemption. Spare me!]

Tax structure reform

The multiple tax liability will be done away with. The revenue will be generated from composite tax structure. [How is “composite” different from “multiple”?] Income tax will be replaced by Security Tax. [Sanjeev: What is this? Never heard of it in my life] Social facilities will be provided against the tax paid. All have to share the financial burdens. All will pay tax. Similarly the Govt. services will be made available to all. [This is the extent of their “tax policy”? Are these people even educated?]

Policies for Social and Cultural perspective.

The social perspective will be based on cultural priorities. The entertainment programmes will connect all irrespective of any other parameter. [What are these people trying to say? Try getting basic education in English, first. And what is the role of government in entertainment?]

Reservation system.

In a country structured on the principles of Cooperation and Coexistence, the concept of reservation will be wiped out. When all will be enjoying the resources through sharing, nothing will need to be reserved. [An extremist communist group, this]

Eligibility criteria of the elected representatives.

It is most important. The education system will be modified.  After +2 stage

all students have to work in Agriculture Sector for one year and then in Defense Sector for another year before joining college.

An aspiring candidate must have a PhD in any subject and an experience of 5 years of professional service. So minimum age for a candidate for elected position will be 35 years. [Sanjeev: Every Indian citizen must have FULL RIGHTS to contest and be a representative. This idea of “qualification is anti-democratic in addition to being puerile. This I know that millions of illiterate farmers are far more competent and sensible than these people.]

Supported by the public it may take about 5 years to set things in order.

We trust the people to come to power…….

LIBERAL PARTY OF INDIA

6/12. SARVAPRIYA VIHAR

NEW DELHI …………110016.

liberalpartyofindia24@gmail.com

This tweet I put out a couple of days ago applies perfectly to this loonie bin called LPI

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Clear proof that the nasty “Professor” Rajiv Malhotra doesn’t own copyright to the Nithyananda video

Following my blog post here, I’ve been sent a link to the original full video which is on Nithyananda Youtube channel!

The extract that I had found on the internet and posted on my channel is from roughly 2 hours 7 minutes 50 seconds (7670 seconds) onwards up to 2 hours 13 minutes 45 seconds (8025 seconds).

So now you can see the Clown “Professor” Rajiv Malhotra with his clown “guru” Nithyananda on Nithyananda’s own youtube site. Click below to get the relevant section:

So obviously, the copyright claim made by Rajiv Malhotra is FALSE. The video is copyright by Nityananda (indeed, the original video starts with a copyright notice to that effect).

Two things about Nithyananda:

  1. First, why has Rajiv Malhotra not issued a copyright violation notice to Nithayanda if his Infinity Foundation owns the copyright? Go ahead Rajiv, get this original video out from the Nithayanda’s youtube channel if you dare. Your stupidity is permanently available for posterity on that channel.
  2. Ssecond, as far as I know, Nithyananda doesn’t bother about his videos being used as part of comedy, e.g: this one which has received 1.5 million hits and Nithyananda is mocked (as he rightly should).

So in addition to all the stupid things this man Rajiv Malhotra has done, he has now committed a FRAUD – by fraudulently claiming that he owns copyright to this video.

I once again challenge him to prove that he or his Infinity Foundation owns copyright to this Nityananda video.

Moreover, the video that I had found on the internet is merely a short snippet of the much longer video – which suggests that fair use would apply – even if Nityananda were to make a claim. More so since Malhotra is now a public figure (a “professor”) and subject to much greater scrutiny in the public interest than he was before.

The version I had posted was a mere 3 MB and 2 minutes odd, optimised for Whatsapp. Clearly someone has been sharing this video widely across Whatsapp for a couple of years – the video was uploaded in December 2016. I did find the version on my computer and is available here.

 

AND FURTHER: THIS:
Now the MaximBady is taking Rajiv Malhotra to the cleaners.
 

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Scoundrel Rajiv Malhotra uses chicanery to take down the “clown” video with Nityananda

Today I received a “copyright strike” from Rajiv Malhotra’s Infinity Foundation.  Youtube is also forcing me to take a “copyright school”. This is pretty shocking. I wasn’t aware that it is so easy to game Youtube. I’ll keep a copy of any of all my Youtube videos for the future. This video was also circulated by theprint.in here.

As far as I know the video had received over 13,000 hits – and was attracting a large number of comments each day.

SOURCE: I got the video through this tweet from Richard Fox. However, the link he provided is also no longer working. Clearly the Malhotra magic has worked to wipe out even that record. [Note: the image below is not a working video, just an image]

 

Four issues now:

  1. HAS MALHOTRA USED FRAUDULENT METHODS IN THIS CASE??

From what I can deduce, the video was NOT Rajiv Malhotra’s (or Infinity Foundations!) own property. It was made at a Nityananda’s event. The copyright claim should have come from Nityananda – if at all he had any claim – noting that his videos are widely available on the internet and being a “guru” it is in his interest to circulate his videos widely.

I ask Infinity Foundation to prove that this video was CREATED BY INFINITY FOUNDATION. ELSE THE FOUNDATION WOULD BE GUILTY OF FRAUD. Show me the original agreement with Nityanand that the copyright of that event would belong to Infinity Foundation.

2. AFRAID OF WHAT HE HIMSELF SAID?

That video which he got Youtube to remove merely showed he is an utter fool. Now he is seen also to be a scoundrel, afraid of what he said becoming public.

The “great man” is a petty coward. He has used a fake “copyright” notice to take down his video. Such mortal fear the man has of what he himself said becoming known to the rest of the world.

3. FAIR USE

Even if the video is copyright by Infinity Foundation, the tiny extract that was on my channel would have been covered under the fair use policy. If I had time and money and inclination, I’d have taken this matter to court. That would have made this video and the man’s folly even more well know. But the man is a nobody so I’ll move on, except for publishing his video once I find it.

4. PUBLIC INTEREST

Now that Rajiv Malhotra is occupying a formal role in a government funded institute (JNU) it is crucial that students and faculty alike all over the world are aware of his antics. It is crucial that this video be made widely available in the public interest.

NEXT STEPS

THE SCOUNDREL MUST NOT BE SO EASILY ABLE TO HIDE FROM WHAT HE SAID!!  If  anyone has a copy of that video, please send it to me and I’ll upload directly on my blog.

 

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Sanjay Sonawani takes on Rajiv Dixit’s false claims that have badly harmed India

I just chanced up on Sanjay Sonawani’s video on Rajiv Dixit that he made a few days ago. Apparently he has made another video earlier, as well.

I think it is a good thing to take on Rajiv Dixit’s harmful legacy and try to bring sense to India. Will it succeed? I think so. Ultimately, everyone who follows Rajiv Dixit will realise he has been badly fooled. In particular, if people follow some of Rajiv Dixit’s health advice (particularly if they have cancer), it is quite likely they will end up dead.

I’m linking these videos below, and will also link them to a couple of my articles on Rajiv Dixit.

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