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Buddhadeb admits corruption in Left Front Govt

26 Jul

Today I have come across a news report published in The Hindu. The report says like this.

Kolkata, July. 26 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee today admitted that his Left Front government was not free from corruption and his ‘do-it-now’ slogan given a year ago could not overnight bring transparency in the administration. Bhattacharjee said in the assembly that his government was not free from corruption and the Centre was aware of it. But some degree of improvement had been achieved in the administration, he added.

Bhattacharjee said the Administrative Reforms Committee, comprising experts from IIM, IIT and ISI, set up to bring about transparency in the administration, was expected to submit its report soon.

He denied opposition allegations that the state government did not accept the Vigilance Commission’s recommendations and said most of them were implemented. Bhattacharjee said power was decentralized in the state from block, village to state level. He was replying to the debate on budgetary demands for grants for his Home Department in the House.

 

This is very interesting that today this could be a news! a story in India. This is amazing! everybody knows it. What will be happened now, when CM of West Bengal says, yes, my government is corrupted. Administrative Reforms? We need Political reforms in terms of administering the states. Sometimes, I think why not this whole society functionally belongs to all communities from society, but not ‘regular’ politicians. We need ‘issue’ based politicians today! Not ‘party’ based politicians.

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‘Nehru, Edwina united in souls, not bodies’

26 Jul

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The love Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had for Lady Edwina Mountbatten was chivalric and it was not physical, says a new book by Lady Pamela Mountbatten, the daughter of Lord Mountbatten. In an exclusive interview to Karan Thapar, Lady Pamela speaks about Nehru-Edwina relationship and how it influenced history. Lady Pamela speaks about Kashmir, Partition and how her father could never “crack” Jinnah.

Hello and welcome to Devil’s Advocate. Lord Mountbatten’s daughter, Lady Pamela, has written a book India Remembered about the time she spent in the country when her father was the last Viceroy and the first Governor General. Tonight in the first of a two-part series I shall talk to Lady Pamela about her memories of Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Nehru an Edwina

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