Some Facts About Karnataka : The Southern Citadel


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER 06, 2012           08.00 P.M.

This is not a blog in real sense of the term . Today twitter was abuzz with the Karnataka story . #BJPKarRocks was trending and there were rare facts and news about Karnataka , the only BJP ruled state in South India . These are the facts , which Congress and paid media of India want to hide and which are not known to general public . And these facts make very interesting reading . There are many valuable links to various blogs , twitter handles and YouTube videos , which are of archival importance and they provide fascinating information .

I have taken them from the twitter handle of Mr. Kiran Kumar S and reposted them on my blog .

I express my debt and gratitude .

The Gandaberunda emblem in the Mysore Palace. ...

The Gandaberunda emblem in the Mysore Palace. This is now the official emblem of Karnataka state in India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Twitter was abuzz with #BJPKarRocks on 6 Sep 2012, which was to inform that BJP Government in Karnataka Rocks. Some selected tweets:

@SanghPariwar #BJPKarRocks : 1st State in the country 2 present separate Agriculture Budget!!! Shown true concern about farmers who are backbones of economy

@SanghPariwar #BJPKarRocks : Under Sujala scheme, 41000 hectare land is developed at a cost of Rs.97 crore!!! Big relief to 6 rain dependent districts!!!

@SunilChunder Nice. RT @bjpkarnataka: Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Monday said the state is aiming to add 200mw of solar energy by 2016. #BJPKarRocks

@anilkohli54 #BJPKarRocks : A record royalty collection of Rs 1,184 crore during 2010-11 and Rs 1,280 crore during 2011-12.

@AmitK2K Distributing 2 Lks of bicycles to the students of Government and Aided high schools. #BJPKarRocks

@bjpsamvad Rs. 1376.53 crores has been spent on the distribution of Bonds to 10,18,189 girl beneficiaries from 2006-07 to 2010-11. #bjpkarrocks

@kaushkrahul #BJPKarRocks : Under milk incentive scheme, a sum of 616.28 Crore has been provided to 2 lakh women milk producers co-operative societies

@Sootradhar Karnataka is on the path of peace & prosperity #BJPKarRocks

@MallikarjunMal1 #BJPKarRocks : Amazingly useful & successful tries in public transport. International UITP-ITF Award 4 best innovation in Public Transport!!

‏@jaideepb #BJPkarRocks for the prompt action of Sh. J.Shettar in not allowing unnecessary foreign trips of legislators. 100% honest intent

@naman_kapoor02 #BJPKarRocks leads the nation in biotechnology. It is home to India’s largest biocluster, with 158 of the country’s 320 biotechnology firms.

@AmitK2K Inauguration of 500 mega watt thermal power station at Bellari & for the development project of the Gulbarga Airport. #BJPKarRocks #TrustBJP

Why #BJPKarRocks ? Incidents of Crime against women in 2011. CON ruled AP 28246, MH 15728, RJ 19888. BJP ruled Karnataka? 9594.. much safer!

#BJPKarRocks : Karnataka forms 5% of India’s total population, but in 2011, only 1% of crime against Children in India was reported from KA.

#BJPKarRocks : Bengaluru has nearly half of Dilli’s population. But 2011 crime against children? BLR = 54. DEL = 3398. BLR 32 TIMES safer!

#BJPKarRocks : Number of police personnel killed or injured during duty in 2011 is 132 all across India. In Karnataka ZERO. Safe for cops.

‏@iRohitBhat #BJPKarRocks : Want to stop killing of girl child? Here is d way… Bhagyalakshmi Scheme’s maturity value enhanced to Rs.1 lakh!!!

#BJPKarRocks : Out of 30 districts in Karnataka, only ONE district has less than 900 females per 1000 males. 8 districts have 980+ fem/males

Why #BJPKarRocks ? Because BJP government delivers the most advanced services to people, at nominal costs. Check -> http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=94805226

@SuryahSG #BJPKarRocks : National e-Governance award-2011 for development & implementation of Panchatantra Software in the State initiated by BSY!!!

@MullahYogi #BJPKarRocks : 30,735 Krushi Hondas (Farm Ponds) have been constructed at an expenditure of Rs.30 crore under Suvarna Krishi Honda Yojane!!!

The number of incidents of police firing in India in 2011 was 482. In Karnataka? 5. BJP govt has made the state very safe. #BJPKarRocks

@malviyamit #BJPKarRocks : BJP govt in Karnataka rolling. Metro rail reach is just one example. Mumbai metro started at the same time, see fate.

Why #BJPKarRocks ? It took 23 years for Communist government to build 17 km of metro rail in Kolkata. In Bengaluru? 42 KM in 6 years!

@manohar_sram #BJPKarRocks : For taking a unilateral initiative to mend ties with TN. Now Tiruvalluvar statue in Bluru and Sarvagna statue in Chennai

During Congress govts, there were constant friction & even riots between Kannada & Tamil people. During #BJPKarRocks rule? ZERO violence.

#BJPKarRocks : Terrible disease of naming every project or place on fake Gandhis has been cured in Karnataka. Metro named as “Namma” (Our).

#BJPKarRocks : Karnataka got new metro, new airport, 50+ Transit Centers, dozens of highways, bridges & underpasses. NO fake Gandhi names!!

@surnell Just click on #BJPKarRocks to know the great work that has happened under BJP Rule here. For #MSM it was all about Santosh Hegde, Kansraj

Number of people killed in police custody in India during 2011 is 29. In Karnataka? ZERO. Of course #BJPKarRocks in respecting human rights.

#BJPKarRocks : Compare neighbours. Zero lock-up deaths in Karnataka under BJP govt. 11 lock-up deaths (38% of India) in CON ruled AP in 2011

@aravozhukkam #BJPKarRocks though silently done, illegal Bangladeshi immigrant settlements in Banglore were raided & sent back (from grund zero)

#BJPKarRocks : Out of the world’s top 5 leaders, 2 (France & UK) visited Bengaluru first during BJP govt, BEFORE visiting nation’s capital !

#BJPKarRocks : For the first time in the history of India, a state government was asked to prove majority twice in 2 days. Still BJP won:)

2011 Human rights violation by police: CON ruled Delhi: Extortion 14, Failure to act 52 & Atrocities 232. Karnataka? 0, 0 & 0. #BJPKarRocks

#BJPKarRocks : Delhi state has 1/4th pop as Karnataka. But complaints against police? 54 times more. So CON state 212 TIMES worse then BJP!

@dreamndestiny I had been in Banglore two times and the way they are speeding up flyovers it rocks 🙂 #BJPKarRocks In that sense, PuneCongressSucks

#BJPKarRocks :BJP HM at railway station appealing to NE Indians-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlHIADlN980 … | CON HM at Iftar after blasts-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcExSrhJTlQ

@malviyamit #BJPKarRocks : Second World Kannada Conference held in Belgaum, 25 years after the first conference which was held in Mysore !

@Tarunvijay #BJPKarRocks : 1st State in the country 2 present separate Agriculture Budget!!! Shown true concern abt farmers who are backbones of economy

#BJPKarRocks : Out of the 25 cleanest cities in India, 5 are in Karnataka. Mysore the 2nd cleanest in the nation! http://www.deccanherald.com/content/68796/mysore-comes-clean-over-blore.html

#BJPKarRocks : In spite of media and CON going hyper active against BJP government, Congress has lost 19 out of the 21 by polls since 2008:)

#BJPKarRocks :Never before in the history of Karnataka or most states, Rs.7,60,000,00,00,000 investment MoUs in 2 days! http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Global-Investors-Meet-pulls-in-Rs-7-6-lakh-crore-investments/articleshow/13946147.cms

#BJPKarRocks : Paid media scared people about “fascists”. But since 2008, there is not ONE riot in KA of 5+ deaths (low in Indian standards)

#BJPKarRocks :In spite of what SCUM media said,Karnataka is the ONLY state in India that elected a CM via MLA secret ballot in 21st century!

#BJPKarRocks : Ron Somers, President of US-India Business Council says: “Karnataka, Gujarat best for investment” -> http://www.rediff.com/money/slide-show/slide-show-1-knataka-gujarat-role-model-states-for-investment-us/20110107.htm

#BJPKarRocks : Has any TV done shows on the spectacular infrastructure growth in Bengaluru? One stunning pic here -> http://twitpic.com/aon4gv

#BJPKarRocks : Congress chamchas harp “Reddy, Reddy”. Show them Sonia’s favourite CON CM’s links & they’ll shut up:) http://kiranasis.blogspot.in/2011/09/reddy-brothers-and-andhra-pradesh.html

@ravighiyar The yield in the dry lands has increased between 25 to 40% after the implementation of Bhoo-Chethana Scheme introduced by #BJPkarRocks

@MallikarjunMal1 #BJPKarRocks : POWER!!! CFL bulbs distributed to 115 lakh houses under “Belaku” Scheme, expected to save 3,300 million units of electricity.

During Congress rule in 2005, Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta road was voted the worst road in India. #BJPKarRocks made it much better

#BJPKarRocks : Between 2008 and 2011, out of 77 lakh pending Civil & Criminal cases, 31 lakh cases settled. Even Supreme Court appreciated!

#BJPKarRocks : BJP govt enhanced IT & BT infra in KA. Result? 40% of India’s software exports now from Karnataka! http://www.ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/Ktaka_targets_Rs4_trillion_software_exports_by_2020-388543/BUSINESS/5

@kirankonnects #BJPKarRocks is nw the top trend here is the latest screenshot pic.twitter.com/C74YAa0M

#BJPKarRocks : During SM Krishna’s CON rule, forest area decreased between 2001 and 2003 in Karnataka. But it increased since 2008 under BJP

@swamibhavyatej Distrib. 1035cr of loans for 4lakhs of farmers, weavers and fishermen in 3% interst. rates in karnataka!! Anna data sukhi bhava!#BJPKarRocks

@malviyamit #BJPKarRocks : Example of progress – Dharwad, Belgaum & Gulbarga received National awards for successful implementation of NREG Programme!

#BJPKarRocks : For those who have never been to Karnataka, please watch this 5 minutes promo video. Breathtaking -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2uyq-qmMk

#BJPKarRocks : President Obama has named many times Bengaluru to run his rhetoric in USA. Show how much importance he is giving to Karnataka

World Bank rated Karnataka as the best in India in Investment Climate Index. Since then #BJPKarRocks has improved it. http://www.hindu.com/2009/01/17/stories/2009011760211000.htm

#BJPKarRocks : Paid media won’t highlight that Karnataka is the 2nd BEST state in implementing PM Gram Sadak Yojna -> http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article2121882.ece

Listen to Warren Buffet, Lakshmi Mittal and Ratan Tata on what they have to say about Karnataka business-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2uyq-qmMk #BJPKarRocks

#BJPKarRocks : One new MNC sets up business in Karnataka, every WEEK. That’s incredible for job creation -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2uyq-qmMk

#BJPKarRocks :”Oh that was there before BJP came..”. Guys, India was shining in 2004 in the eyes of the world. Sustenance is also important!

@SMedia4 #BJPKarRocks Despite all dissension Infrastructure never stopped in Kar. If they fought for 2 hrs they worked for ppl other 12 hrs

@bjpkarnataka My #Storify story “Twitter sings BJP Government Achievements in Karnataka” http://sfy.co/m8Di

#BJPKarRocks : Listen to Nestle’s chief praising how spectacular he got assistance. In 8 months factory setup fully! -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2uyq-qmMk

#BJPKarRocks : In 2012, plan is to double Karnataka’s GDP by 2020 and create 10,00,000 new jobs. That’s development! -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2uyq-qmMk

‏@Ina_kshk #BJPKarRocks for t sagacity & sensitivity wit which it dealt wit North-East exodus episode. R Ashoka personally reachd out to thm. Laudable

@TheGhyGuy #BJPKarRocks Deputy CM R Ashok came to NE. Met those had to flee, give reassurance to d extent of a PP presentation of security steps taken.

Less than 1000 Manipuris fled Karnataka and HM went to Manipur to assure. 120 days blockade, but Sonia,Rahul, Mannu never seen. #BJPKarRocks

#BJPKarRocks : Have you been to any TTMC in Bengaluru? More than 40 are built by BJP government in just 4 years Pics-> http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1538539

#BJPKarRocks : Do you know that Bengaluru city today has India’s youngest bus fleet? Average bus age of 3.9 years. Wow! http://www.indianexpress.com/news/get-on-the-bangalore-bus/929156/2

#BJPKarRocks : Even a “I am a proud Congressman” Governor Bharadwaj, praised Karnataka’s law and order situation -> http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-01-27/bangalore/28374572_1_governor-bhardwaj-corruption-law-and-order

Karnataka welfare of minorities budget in 2007-08 Rs.97 crores. Since BJP came, Rs.207 cr in 2010-11 and Rs.326 cr for 2011-12. #BJPKarRocks

@iRohitBhat #BJPKarRocks : “Kali-Nali” a huge success in the era of heavily charging private schools!!! Thanks to BJP govts initiation in this regards

#BJPKarRocks : The rate of delivery of ‘Sakaala”, a government speedy processing scheme, is an outstanding 98.4%. Yes! http://nimmasuresh.blogspot.in/2012/04/sakaalas-success-story.html

@SMedia4 I walk through adjacent poor areas,see BJP flags fluttering housetops -women,men,children optimistic/cheerful,I know #BJPKarRocks

This is for all who spent time criticizing Yeddyurappa using #BJPKarRocks tag. Read this, learn Hegde’s hit job, weep. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/ga4onr

@vinod_gowda #BJPKarRocks RT: @Padmajajoshi1: 20 lakh cash reward and a job announced for HN Girisha by Karnataka sports minister

Paid media targets Karnataka because TN & AP have succumbed to missionaries. KL to Jihadis. Only KA fighting both in south. #BJPKarRocks

@MrsGandhi #BJPKarRocks because after all the mud slinging, BS Yeddyuarappa came out even more gracious & dignified! Truly a Leader!!

@hiteshrangra Forming the ‘Koushalya Ayoga’ to train and give the job for 10 lks of Ladies and Gents in next 5 years. #BJPKarRocks

@MrsGandhi #LifeIsGoodWhen you’re living in a progressive BJP ruled state like Karnataka!! #BJPKarRocks

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Kokrajhar Riots & The Tyranny of Distance


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER 06 , 2012           12.55 P.M.

Rajdeep Sardesai at IIM Kozhikode in March 2008

Rajdeep Sardesai at IIM Kozhikode in March 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kokrajhar in Assam is reeling under communal violence . Demography of Assam is getting changed or rather it is being changed . Assam is fast changing and changing for worst . Assam is in trouble but no one is paying attention . They say that Assam is very far off and inaccessible . So in the words of Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai ” tyranny of distance ” is the main cause of this criminal neglect . And if Assam is in trouble can other states of North East India be far behind ?

In the age of internet , when twitter , Facebook and blogs are the order of the day , is this theory ” tyranny of distance ” convincing enough ? Or is it a ploy to avoid some troublesome questions , some unpleasant truths ?

Why ” tyranny of distance ” , which is so convenient for Kokrajhar , did not apply to Gujarat ? Why even the minutest details of post Godhra riots were aired repeatedly and why gory scenes were played on the television over and over again ? If the reportage on Gujarat riots were prerogative of a journalist then Kokrajhar should also be reported . And if Assam in general and Kokrajhar in particular is too distant , then Gujarat is also not the immediate neighbour of New Delhi .

Apart from ” tyranny of distance ” theory , Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai came with another brilliant ( ? ) theory for not reporting Kokrajhar riots . He tweeted that since more that thousand people got killed in Gajarat riots and less than hundred got killed in Kokrajhar , so reporting about Kokrajhar is not that important . Can a riot be termed as important and unimportant ? Is a riot less important because less than thousand people got killed ? He did tender apology after public outcry , but his hypocrisy was there for all to see .

English: Image of Narendra Modi at the World E...

English: Image of Narendra Modi at the World Economic Forum in India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If Narendra Modi , the Chief Minister of Gujarat is responsible for Gujarat riots , then same yardstick should be applied to Tarun Gogoi , the Chief Minister of Assam also . And if Tarun Gogoi is not directly responsible for Kokrajhar riots , then how come Narendra Modi is guilty of Gujarat riots ?

@ Brahma Mandir, Kokrajhar

@ Brahma Mandir, Kokrajhar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Countryside in the Bodo area of Assam

Countryside in the Bodo area of Assam “Udalguri and Kokrajhar are considered the center of the Bodo area.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Assam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bodos are tribal of Assam . Landscape of Bodoland is divine . The tribal culture of Bodos are in danger . So they are up in arms against the Bangladeshi immigrants . Because of vote bank politics provincial government is not paying attention or rather ignoring the menace . And even after riots , a cover up operation is going on . Now Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai is talking about the need of sensitivity for the Assam victims but he totally forgot to maintain that sensitivity for the victims of Gujarat riots .

I am not defending Gujarat riots . No sensible person can defend such acts . But there should be one yardstick for all the acts of crime . It should not be the case of good riots and bad riots . It should not be our riots or their riots . Riots are riots and they should be condemned in equal measures and with same force and vehemence .

That is the reason I fail to understand the logic of Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai and other secular like him . I condemn their hypocrisy . There cannot be and should not be two yardsticks for the same communal ( ? ) crime . If Gujarat is still remembered , so should be Kokrajhar . If BJP is communal , so is the Congress , Indian National Congress .

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