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The long walk to poll race in Andhra

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The Hindu : NATIONAL / ANDHRA PRADESH : ‘People have accepted Jagan as one of their own’

The Hindu : NATIONAL / ANDHRA PRADESH : ‘People have accepted Jagan as one of their own'.

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మానవత్వమే నా కులం:జగన్

అనంతపురం: మానవత్వమే తన కులం అని వైఎస్ఆర్ కాంగ్రెస్ పార్టీ అధ్యక్షుడు, ఎంపి జగన్ మోహన్ రెడ్డి స్పష్టం చేశారు. ఈరోజు ఆయన రాయదుర్గం నియోజకవర్గం ఉప ఎన్నికల ప్రచారంలో పాల్గొన్నారు. టిడిపి అధ్యక్షుడు చంద్రబాబు నాయుడు పదేపదే తన కులం, మతం గురించి మాట్లాడుతున్నారని, మానవత్వమే తన కులం అని, పేదలకు మెరుగైన సేవలు అందించాలన్న తపనే తన మతం అన్నారు. దివంగత మహానేత డాక్టర్ వైఎస్ రాజశేఖర రెడ్డి హంద్రీనీవాకు 4వేల కోట్ల రూపాయలు ఖర్చు చేశారని చెప్పారు. ఆయన మరణం తరువాత హంద్రీనీవాకు వంద కోట్ల రూపాయలు కూడా వెచ్చించలేదన్నారు.

స్వర్ణయుగం వస్తుందని, అప్పుడు ఎలా బతకాలో ఆలోచించాల్సిన అవసరం అక్కాచెల్లెళ్లకు ఉండదన్నారు. బడికి వెళ్లే విద్యార్థులందరికీ 500 రూపాయలు ఇస్తామని చెప్పారు. ప్రతి పాఠశాలలో ఆంగ్ల విద్యను ప్రవేశపెడతామన్నారు. వృద్ధుల పింఛను 200 రూపాయల నుంచి 700 రూపాయలకు పెంచుతామని చెప్పారు.

బోయ, కురుబ కులస్తుల స్థితిగతులు తనకు తెలుసన్నారు. అనంతపురం, హిందూపురం లోక్సభ స్థానాల్లో ఎప్పుడు ఎన్నికలు జరిగినా ఈ రెండు కులస్తులకు టికెట్లు ఇస్తామని హామీ ఇచ్చారు. వాల్మికులను ఎస్టి జాబితాలో చేర్చేందుకు కృషిచేస్తామని, సువర్ణయుగం వస్తే కేంద్రానికి తీర్మానం పంపుతామని చెప్పారు.

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‘No TTD officer approached Jagan for his signature’

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Hyderabad: YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy’s controversial visit to Tirumala took a turn on Thursday with former TTD chairman and Jagan follower Bhumana Karunakar Reddy claiming that the TTD had not approached the leader for the mandatory declaration expressing his faith in Lord Balaji.
Karunakar Reddy alleged that TTD executive officer LV Subramanyam was making a big issue out of nothing. “No official from TTD approached us for the signature on the declaration form,” he claimed. Curiously, on Wednesday he had said that Jagan need not have to sign the declaration form. The EO, however, said the TTD authorities did approach Jagan for the signature.
Reacting to the developments, endowments minister C Ramachandraiah said that they cannot take action against any person as the rules are not legally binding. Those who come to the temple must do so with devotion and not with any political intention, he said. Chief electoral officer Bhanwarlal, on his part, said they have sought a report from the authorities whether Jagan’s supporters shouted slogans atop Tirumala since the model code is in place in Tirupati.
Dismissing the charges, YSR Congress spokesperson Ambati Rambabu said that Jagan had visited the shrine earlier and the allegations were aimed at gaining political mileage ahead of the byelections. Asked about Jagan’s followers raising slogans on the temple premises, Rambabu claimed that the slogans were raised by some devotees standing in queues. “They were not part of Jagan’s entourage,” he said.

హైదరాబాద్: శ్రీవేంకటేశ్వర స్వామిపై విశ్వాసాన్ని వ్యక్తం చేస్తూ డిక్లరేషన్ ఇవ్వాలని సూచించడానికి టిటిడి అధికారులు ఎవరూ తమ పార్టీ అధ్యక్షుడు వైయస్ జగన్ వద్దకు రాలేదని వైయస్సార్ కాంగ్రెసు పార్టీ నాయకుడు భూమన కరుణాకర్ రెడ్డి చెప్పారు. తిరుమల వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామిని జగన్ దర్సించుకోవడంపై తలెత్తిన దుమారంపై ఆయన గురువారం ఆ వివరణ ఇచ్చారు. టిటిడి ఎగ్జిక్యూటివ్ అధికారి ఎల్వీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం అనవసరంగా పెద్ద సమస్య సృష్టిస్తున్నారని ఆయన విమర్శించారు. డిక్లరేషన్ ఫారంపై సంతకం చేయాలని తమను ఏ అధికారి కూడా అడగలేదని ఆయన చెప్పారు. తాము అడిగినా జగన్ డిక్లరేషన్ ఇవ్వలేదని ఎల్వీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం చేసిన ప్రకటనపై ఆయన మండిపడ్డారు.

కాగా, తాము ఎవరిపైనా చర్యలు తీసుకోలేమని, చర్యలు తీసుకోవడానికి న్యాయపరమైన నిబంధనలు లేవని దేవాదాయ శాఖ మంత్రి సి. రామచంద్రయ్య అన్నారు. ఆలయానికి వచ్చే వారు భక్తిని చాటుకోవడానికి ఆ విధంగా చేయాల్సిందే తప్ప రాజకీయ ఉద్దేశాలతో కాదని ఆయన అన్నారు. తిరుమలలో జగన్ అనుచరులు నినాదాలు చేశారా, లేదా అనే విషయంపై విచారణ జరుపుతున్నట్లు ప్రధాన ఎన్నికల అధికారి భన్వర్‌లాల్ చెప్పారు.

గోవిందనామాన్ని స్మరించడానికి బదులు వైయస్ జగన్ అనుచరులు జగన్ నామాన్ని స్మరించి తిరుమల పవిత్రతను దెబ్బ తీశారని తెలుగుదేశం నాయకుడు సోమిరెడ్డి చంద్రమోహన్ రెడ్డి అన్నారు. జగన్ వివాదంపై విచారణ జరిపించకపోతే తాను ఆలయం ముందు తాను మౌన దీక్ష చేస్తానని కాంగ్రెసు సీనియర్ నేత వి హనుమంతరావు చెప్పారు. క్రిస్టియన్ అయినందున జగన్ తప్పనిసరిగా డిక్లరేషన్ ఇవ్వాల్సి ఉండిందని ఆయన అన్నారు.

గతంలో కూడా వైయస్ జగన్ తిరుమల వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామిని దర్శించుకున్నారని, ఉప ఎన్నికల్లో ప్రయోజనం పొందడానికే జగన్ ఆలయ సందర్శనపై వివాదం సృష్టిస్తున్నారని వైయస్సార్ కాంగ్రెసు నాయకుడు అంబటి రాంబాబు అన్నారు. జగన్‌కు అనుకూలంగా క్యాలైన్లలో నిలబడిన కొంత మంది నినాదాలు చేసినట్లు ఆయన తెలిపారు. వారితో జగన్‌కు ఏ విధమైన సంబంధం లేదని ఆయన చెప్పారు.

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A tale of Two Inquiries

TWO INVESTIGATIONS. BOTH HIGH PROFILE – SAME INVESTIGATION AGENCY – DIFFERING STANDARDS – WHY

The last two years have been the busiest for the premier investigating agency in the country. The last two years saw the surfacing of the biggest scam ever to have surfaced on the face of earth . The scam which is alleged to have caused the nation a loss of 1.92 lakh crore. After having been in denial for two years, owing to media pressure, owing also the weight of contradictions within the coalition government at the Union and perhaps the overwhelming evidence right in the face of the rulers, and also the expendable human face , Raja of DMK, CBI was allowed to investigate after a few raps on the knuckles from the apex court of the Country.
We will not even presently go into the question whether the CBI is the best, does it deserve the seeding it gets amongst the detective agencies in the Country, Is it beyond political manipulation etc. The answers to these are in public domain and we don’t want CBI blushing in embarrassment, if these niceties still govern its conduct, that is.
What is 2G case:
The allegation in the case was that the rules were tweaked, procedures short-circuited and beneficiaries of largesse (2G spectrum) were identified as an official favour. The cut off date was advanced, EMDs were fraudulently secured and equals were elbowed out. A procedure of “first come first serve” was followed even though the advice was to go for “public auction”. The money lost by reason of all the above, presumptive loss, is shown to be at 1.92 lakh crore. The CAG found fault with the procedures.
For years, the Government lived in denial. Only when the Supreme Court directed investigation, did it gather pace. How did the investigation go on :
a) First, the tweaking of procedures, advancement of cut off dates, was evidenced and established
b) Then the Public Servant (the Minister) concerned was questioned and arrested
c) The beneficiary Companies were identified, who are evidenced to have paid in cash or kind to the Minister or his nominees.
d) Money trail was found in respect of one beneficiary.. 200 crores to kalaingar TV.. The decision makers were arrested, Kanimozhi, Sarath of Kalaignar TV
e) Kanimozhi was denied bail after summons were issued by the cognizance taking court under section 309 Cr.P.C.
f) Rest of the corporate arrested
During the course of investigation, Kapil Sibal came on TV, and said there is no loss at all. What did Kapil Sibal say!!
We only followed Arun Shouries policy of first come first serve
CAG report is incredulous.
PAC proceedings were rubbished,
Murali Manohar Joshi was rubbished.
And then the Prime Minister defends Raja in Rajya Sabha saying that the Government stands by the decision in 2G.
During the course of Trial, Raja says, the present Home Minister and Prime Minister were aware of the entire decision making process. The Government said it is the statement of an accused, not entitled to any weight. The CBI does not take cognizance of it. After such statement, when a petition is filed in Supreme Court to enquire into Chidamabaram role, CBI says no need to investigate Chidambaram. The complicity is glaring, with a Minister in Government, Pranav Mukherjee writing that the then Finance Ministry was complicit.
While the course of investigation was sequential, the last phase of the investigation, which included :
giving a clean chit to the Home Minister,
not even touching the Prime Minister,
not questioning Kapil Sibal .
not questioning the PMO when Subramaniam Swamy had sent representations to the PMO since two years
showed that after all it is CBI, and has its fault-lines ingrained in it, to toe the rulers’ line
What is happening in A.P. since the last two years

A 1000 Kms south from the place of action, in a Southern State of Andhra Pradesh there are investigations going on currently into the “new prince on the move” – Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan reddy group of companies. The allegations against him are that he helped a few corporate and individuals to gain largesse and make money by using the official position of his father, late YSR, who was the Chief Minister of the State during 2004 to 2009. The allegation is
a) A Company floated by Jagan Mohan reddy, Sakshi, received investments from the beneficiaries of State actions, in the years 2004-2009, which are as a quid pro quo for official favours shown to such private individuals and firms
Since the investigation is by the same Investigating agency, (CBI) one would have expected the CBI to
a) First – determine whether there were any official favours at all by YSR Government in favour of those individuals/companies (as was done by CBI in the case of 2G to find out whether there was any change in procedures, cut off dates, DDs being received on the sly towards EMD etc.)
b) Then determine who was responsible for the official favour – ( As was done by CBI in 2G.. question Raja, Shourie)
c) Then identify the beneficiaries of that largesse (As was done in 2G.. Reliance, etc)
d) Identify the trail of money and question the conduits or beneficiaries (such as Kanimozhi, Sarath, Kalaignar TV )
e) And then determine by evidence and trial, as to how the guilt is established.
However, in Jagans case, the investigation has taken a course, which is now in legal circles referred to as “reverse investigation”.
So far, no evidence collected or no Public Servant arrested after collecting evidence that there was indeed an official favour.
There is no material on record whether any person was benefitted, deliberately, in a departure from Rules and procedures
But then, the first person to be arrested is the Financial Advisor of Jagans group of Companies, Sri Vijay Sai Reddy, on the ground that he secured investments into Jagan Mohan Reddy group of companies, as a quid pro quo for the official favours shown to certain known, unknown, named and unnamed individuals.
There is no evidence collected as to
what was the official favour,
loss to the exchequer,

How plausible is it to assume that private citizens could have caused the departure from procedures by the government since Jagan was a private businessman between 2004-2009
Huge rumours are doing the rounds about the imminence of Jagan’s arrest. While the man looks unfrazzled, a neutral observer, is wont to ask : Why this Kolaveri?
This is not a case of complete dissimilarities in investigation.
The striking similarity is : Clean chits being given. While Kapil Sibal was not even questioned, Chidambaram was given a clean chit without investigation.
Down south.. While one after the other kept naming Chandrababu Naidu as the navigator for all these decisions, the CBI bends backwards to give a clean chit to Naidu. Every single time, civil society, law courts and media questions as to why Naidu is not even called for questioning, the CBI hides itself.
The tentativeness associated with any investigation, the open-eyed and open minded investigation which is required to ensure that the truth comes out, are unabashedly given up to respond to a political mandate of putting down an adversary.
CBI is investigating on the basis of a conclusion that there had been official favours, (which is to be evidenced and proved) with no evidence worth the name and then the investigation proceeds into enquiry into the alleged end-user.
Another important issue about the on-going investigation in AP is the “musings” of the investigators. Every day, unofficial briefings are given to rival media houses, who are pitted against Sakshi, about the details of investigation, the statements given by witnesses, the confessions of the co-accused. So much so, that a W.P. was filed in the High Court, by Rama Krishna Raju, a purchaser of a plot in EMAAR case, saying that the CBI , the prosecuting agency which should avoid a trial by media, is promoting “trial by media” by selective leaks, and the call details of the Joint Director, CBI were enclosed to the said W.P.
Where is the country headed? When will the CBI redeem itself? Don’t we a country one billion, deserve a lot better, straighter and cleaner prosecutors? Don’t we need to have a scientific and rational investigative agency, which will do its job and importantly “let the law take its course”.
Sadly, yet another instance where a few officers, motivated by partisan considerations, are taking the CBI down along with them.

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The Witch Hunt

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