FDI in retail & inflation – 5 years term to MPs not to government? (less than 1050 words)
India awake: Hello political parties; people have not voted you to be dumb spectators and leave the country to the mercy of corrupt; bankrupt; timid political parties that allow; rule by mobocracy?
You should think of country than your vote banks? Be bold and prove that you can give a 3rd option to the nation by working with any major national party? Democracy demands a quick change of governance?
What you can do:
All we need is MPs/parties with imagination that can differentiate between the ideologies and the interest of the nation? Such a group; can ensure accountable govt and transparent governance?
Greatness is never a given. It must be earned. – Obama.
Governance of the country can’t be left in the hands of people who can’t manage national resources (wants ministers and private sector to loot nation; to bribe the parties to win elections); depend on heavy taxation of essential items like petroleum products and want FDI in retail to contain finical deficit; by playing into the hands of FDI in retail and India Inc?
An immediate change is needed and it is in the hands of MPs who are logical and practical?
In present scenario a 3rd front with a strength as low as 120 is enough?
People have given a maximum term of 5 years to MPs not to government? Govt can be changed; if need arises (as in present situation) by voting? Possibility of forming a 3rd front should be explored immediately by all those who are interested in welfare of people and democracy (not mobocracy)? Read: Understanding freedom + democracy: https://sofjustice.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/awake-understand-freedom-democracy-message-to-all/
The need of the hour is a 3rd front which cans trudge middle path; flexible thinking; understand the needs of the people and support one of the major parties if need arises in the interest of good governance? Their support should change the government at center quickly as per needs?
Major parties should give their common minimum programs; and 3rd front should choose between them? Suggest necessary changes to give their support? Read: Explore the possibility of 3rd front? https://sofjustice.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/exploring-the-possibility-of-forming-3rd-front-soon/
“Don’t look back—forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience—then alone can great deeds be accomplished”- Swami Vivekananda
From last 2 years there is no governance due to policy paralysis and still the country is running?
What instability the parties are afraid of? Democracy demands a quick change of governance (Govt in the hands of MPs who are for the welfare of people) by voting?
We can relay on our MPs and their logical thinking and interest of the country at their hearts to form such a 3rd front?
Such a 3rd front only can influence and ensure responsible governance? Major party in government and its allies should stop playing number games (mobocracy) to retain power, when unilateral decision of cong, in increasing price of diesel, cooking gas and FDI is going to ruin many and help a few?
Arrogance of congress to treat all allies and opposition as duffers should not be tolerated by any who are sensible?
Leaders of allies; their MPs; should neither accept the argument of congress; that they are not capable of logical thinking or 3rd rate citizens; nor succumb to fear of blackmailing by CBI cases?
The faith of the people who voted them should not be betrayed and their welfare should be of paramount importance?
FDI IN RETAIL HELPS NONE: There is no evidence; any where in the world; of FDI retailers buying from small farmers? It only makes rich farmers richer, small farmers poorer?
Only short sighted can defend loss of 80% of employment in retail business to justifies generation of a small percentage of Jobs in FDI retail? it will translate to 80% in small trader sector, i.e 3-4 cr jobs; lost in India against 10 to 20 lakhs jobs created by FDI retail and can’t be accepted? In addition all small formers will be badly affected?
This kind of economic growth increases the numbers below poverty line & rich formers richer?
Britain, in some ways, provides a model for what may happen, with several small retailers going under (resulting in loss of 80% of employment in this sector)? What is happening to a lot of corner shops in Britain could happen to a lot of kirana shops in India? Despite the many gains from opening up retail, if the experience in Britain is anything to go by, a lot of people in retail will face very difficult days ahead?http://ibnlive.in.com/news/how-fdi-in-retail-affects-britains-small-traders/207298-2.html
Food supply Concentration in and retail chains. The current evidence – what do we know so far as experienced by other countries?
Much attention has rightly been drawn to the distortions caused by certain types of government policies? However, relatively little attention has been paid to the market distortions caused by the high level of concentration in the input and distribution side of the agri-food system? Yet it is clear that the domination of a few large firms both upstream and downstream of the farming sector can significantly affect market conditions?
There is a risk of a shrinking share of overall value for actors further up the supply chain – i.e. primary producers and agricultural workers? Reduces their potential returns, evidence suggests that this process also tends to push risk back up the supply chain to the most vulnerable rural sectors?
Evidence that large buyers can extract more favourable terms from suppliers – through bulk buying economies, playing off suppliers against each other, or threats of de-listing – is not hard to find? Read http://dfid-agriculture-consultation.nri.org/summaries/wp13.pdf
Processed food has increased obesity & related health problems in America due to changed food habits? India needs better post harvesting facilities; fresh vegetables & fruits; availability; in the market?
Cong mismanaged the economy badly by rampant corruption; loot scams and inability to economically manage natural resources for national benefit? Its dependence on FDI retail is ridiculous? First heavy taxation (around 50%) in the name of funds for inclusive growth (80% never used for the purpose they are meant for) now increase of diesel and gas price in the name of reducing the loss to highly profitable Oil companies? FDI in retail; risking loss of 80% of employment in present retail under the pretext of containing fiscal deficit; are we not reminded of; Aesop’s Fables for Children “The Tiger and the Crane”? Read: http://www.storyit.com/Classics/Stories/tigercrane.htm
A replay of British trader’s game by Sonia & Co; through FDI retail?
Through FDI in retail; they want to control on all basic needs of Indians, by exercising control on production; distribution and retail chains; which gives them monopoly in controlling economy and virtually reducing every one to the status of bound labor and continue their loot? Read: https://sofjustice.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/is-east-india-company-in-remaking/
Accountability at all levels makes a nation prosperous and safe.
Don’t U think; petrol price hike is not justified?
Don’t you think; Cong is hiding; real facts; about the reasons for increasing the prices of Petrol, diesel, kerosene & LPG?
petrolium products are all milking cows for centre & states govts in the form of huge tax revenues; between 25-40% of consumer price?
Taxes; are impressive returns on a sale of 14 million tones of petrol & 63 million tones of diesel & other petroleum products? We should note that taxes are earned on all products; weather they are subsidized or not?
IOC alone contributed Rs. 77,622 crore to the state and central exchequer? By adding the contribution by other companies; it will be few impressive lakh crores?
The answer to why we are paying so much more & to WHOm; is; taxes?
The opposition & allies should not accept; 3rd rate citizen treatment to them? Get the hike in prices rolled back; & work for people; whole heartedly; to improve the chances of more % votes; and let congress learn a lesson “corruption doesn’t pay in long run”?
All parties should support the people; but not a lame duck government accused of endless scams and corruption?
Looking at some basic facts; you get a feeling that there has been some deliberate; attempt to shape public opinion?
In fact, fuel prices need not be as high as they are now?
The statement of Government saying that; they have no control on pricing is not true (Oil companies; Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and HindustanPetroleum said “we are keen to increase the prices of these products but they cannot go ahead unless the government allows them to do so”)? http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/oil-firms-may-hike-petrol-diesel-prices-assembly-polls/1/175611.html )?
Chairman’s Address at Indian Oil’s 52nd AGM;( 2011-2012) Financial Performance says ”During the year, your Corporation’s sales turnover (inclusive of excise duty) touched an all time high of Rs. 3,28,744 crore while profit after tax touched Rs. 7,445 crore. The Earning Per Share for the year is Rs. 30.67. As you are aware, your Corporation has been consistently declaring dividend for the past 44 years and this year too, the Board of Directors have recommended a dividend of Rs. 9.50 per equity share of Rs. 10 each. So far, your Corporation has paid a cumulative dividend of Rs. 18,575 crore. This is excluding a dividend of Rs. 2,307 crore, payable for the year 2010-11, subject to approval by the shareholders. Your Corporation makes large contribution to the Exchequer in the form of duties and taxes and during the year, Rs. 77,622 crore was our contribution to the state and central exchequer” http://www.iocl.com/InvestorCenter/ChairmanSpeech.aspx ?
Roll back is justified as Indian oil marketing companies (OMC) import around 112 million tones of crude annually via bilateral crude contracts with many countries? The average price of the Indian basket was USD 118 per barrel in April this year; lower than the USD 123.61 per barrel of March and almost equivalent to the USD 117.67 averages for the month of February? Incidentally, the April 2012 price was the same as that in April 2011? Crude oil prices are falling? http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/petrol-price-hike-ispartial-rollback-justified_709421.html
It only means rising fuel prices; is only to add; more to the government’s kitty? All we hear about the huge subsidies and the bleeding OMCs is not true; and; is only to justify; forced price hike on the people?
In view of the facts; all parties who are interested in the welfare of the people should; oppose price hike; together united; & Get the hike in price rolled back?
The agitations; should not be; to pacify the people and to continue with vote bank politics?
Congress wants to stroke the inflation to unbearable limits before 2014 elections to defend its logic of; food security bill to cover 60% of Indians? Showing relief from inflation just before elections improves its’ chances of; cong forming UPAIII government; & protect all; under investigation from corruption charges?
United we win & divided we lose?
You can fool all for some time; some for all the time; but not all for all the time?
ACCOUNTABILITY AT ALL LEVELS MAKES A NATION PROSPEROUS & SAFE?