[Reader-list] no title!

anupam chakravartty c.anupam at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 15:35:26 IST 2010


People pay Rs 7 per unit here for electricity. however, an additional
quality is that it is uninterrupted.


On 3/23/10, Bipin Trivedi <aliens at dataone.in> wrote:
> Dear Rakesh,
> It was overloading of wagon was legalized in Lalu regime and before that
> this activity was going on illegally in some section. But, that was during
> Nitishkumar time official trial taking was started and studied in detailed
> for impact of overloading on track for quite a long time and then it was
> made legally during Lalu regime.
> In the initial tenure of Modi, no one has given credit to him. He somewhat
> started getting credit after about 2005/2006 only where he achieved started
> making profit of many Govt. PSU including GEB, while almost all the PSU's
> were making heavy losses earlier and this was noticed by all the leading
> newspaper/magazines. Same way, there after he was got noticed his
> achievement in many criteria which was described earlier also.  So, when he
> took CM post in 2002 no one has given him credit at that time whatever good
> going on Gujarat at that time by way of coincidence even. Modi has no bad
> track record of governance what Lalu did for 20 years in Bihar.
> Thanks
> Bipin
> From: Rakesh Iyer [mailto:rakesh.rnbdj at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 6:40 PM
> To: Bipin Trivedi
> Cc: sarai-list
> Subject: Re: no title!
> Dear Bipin
> Since you stated those points, let me further address those issues one by
> one:
> 1) On the issue of reservations, I am at a total loss. The reason is that
> the issue has not been understood at all by many people. I will put across
> my own views on reservation later, but I don't know whether it benefits
> people or it is harmful. Hence, I will not comment. But I feel that being a
> controversial issue, other affirmative actions must be used to help
> students. In this regard, scholarships are a good step, and they must be
> used to help all those who are economically backward. In case someone's
> social background acts as a handicap (say being a Muslim or SC), then
> scholarships can be used there also.
> 2) I do agree with you that overloading was being done on a trial basis
> before Lalu came, but overloading was mostly illegal. It was being done
> illegally through connivance of railway officials for filling their own
> pockets. Lalu made it legal and ensured that the money instead of filling
> the pockets of officers was entering the revenues of the Railways.
> Unfortunately for him, overloading still continued.
> However, I can't say that he became the minister at an opportune moment. The
> move was introduced in 2005 after Bihar elections, going by the link:
> http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/railways-relax-norms-for-wagon-o
> verloading/229695/
> And anyways, it seems ironical that while Lalu implementing something is a
> case of being opportune, Modi implementing something or enjoying fruits of
> Gujarat economy in his initial years is not a case of being opportune.
> 3) I was commenting on the title of the subject. But since you were
> referring to Bihar, thank you. Yes, the law and order has improved in the
> cities. But to say it has done for the poor may not be the right assessment.
> The no. of cases registered as 'atrocities against Dalits' has gone up. So
> has the no. of cases on 'domestic violence against women'.
> Rakesh
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