BJP got election donations from corporates etc. more than that is received by all the other parties combined. The list as published in the newspapers is given below: 1. BJP (Rs. 437 crore) 2. Congress (Rs. 141.46 crore) 3. NCP (Rs. 32.82 crore) 4. . CPI(M)(Rs. 3.42 crore) 5. CPI (Rs. 1.33 crore).
It is reported that EPFO is favourably considering a proposal to allow its subscribers to pledge their EPF contributions to buy low cost houses. The installments will be paid from future EPF contributions. The proposal will be discussed in the meeting of the EPFO to be held on 16th September 2015.
Kolkata ,August 14th –Noted Intellectuals of the state today embraced the road protesting against the TMC sponsored Anarchy in the state . Former Justice of Supreme Court , Noted Lawyers , Former Vice Chancellors and poets and litterateurs today joined in a high impact rally from College Square to Dharmatolla( in the heart of the city ) urging the common people of the state to join in protest against the ongoing anarchy in the state. Armed with posters, placard and festoons the rally showcased the anger of the states Intelligentsia against the nefarious incidents of Political murders, rapes and molestation targeted against the state’s common by the ruling TMC hooligans.
Shiladitwa Choudhury, a farmer, who was imprisoned by Mamata Banerjee herself, as a Maoist for daring to question her in a TMC rally years earlier , today came in the rally wearing chains as a mark of police and administrations torture against him and the common people in the state . He took part in a street play in the rally marking the ongoing police and administrative excesses rained on the people who dares to open their mouth against the tyrannical administration in the state.
Former Justice Of Supreme Court Ashok Gangapadhya , Former State Assembly Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim , Noted Lawyer Bikashranjan Bhattacharya, Arunava Ghosh, litterateur Shopnomoy Chakraborty , Actress Rupa Ganguly ,political commentator Ajijul Haq , Former Vice Chancellor and educationist Prof Dr. Pabitra Sarkar , Prof Dr. Ashoknath Basu , Prof Dr. Anandadeb Mukhapadhya, Painter Samir Aich were amongst the noted intellectuals who took part in the rally along with thousands of teachers , students and professors and people from all walks of life . It can be recalled that Noted Film Director Mrinal Sen , Former Loksabha Speaker Somenath Chatterjee , Poet Sankhya Ghosh were unable to walk the rally due to their advanced age but had conveyed their moral support towards the rally .
Speaking after the rally Former Justice of Supreme Court Ashok Gangapadhya told reporters that the rally showcase the apathy of common people towards the tyrannical administration which trying to muffle out the protesting voices in the state . Noted Lawyer Bikashranjan Bhattacharya said that the protests message will go far and the nefarious incidents which are continuously happening in the state , be it the murder of College student inside a college at Sabang of West Medinipore district , or the murder of Abu Bakkar ,a political activist who had demanded for Government relief material sans any political identity, all these heinous incidents should stop immediately” . Noted Educationist Prof. Dr Pabitra Sarkar told that the Government will not be able to cower down the protest with red eye. (Courtesy: Ganashakti)
It is reported that the six national political parties viz. BJP, Congress, BSP, NCP, CPI(M) and CPI together collected Rs. 2,237.28 crore within the 3 Parliament elections. The report continues:
“The report, which ADR said was based on poll expenditure statements submitted by the parties to the Election Commission, further said that total funds collected by the national parties in the last three Lok Sabha polls stood at Rs 2,237.28 crore.
This includes BJP’s Rs 1,171.38 crore, followed by Congress’ 778.49 crore, BSP’s Rs 110.45 crore, NCP’s Rs 90.95 crore, CPM’s rs 66.27 crore and CPI’s Rs 19.74 crore.
The report said that the total funds raised by these six parties grew to Rs 1,158.59 crore in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, from Rs 223.8 crore in the 2004 general elections.
“Over a period of 10 years, funds collected by national parties during Lok Sabha elections increased by 418 per cent,” ADR said, while adding that funds were collected over a 75-day period from the the date of announcement of elections and the date of completion of polls.”
The first phase of voting in J and K showed 71.6 % , the highest compared to the last so many elections. This seems to be a good beginning for the democratic process in the state.
Jharkhand has polled 62% in the first phase, despite threat by Maoists. This is also good polling.
The main two ruling parties in the country are Congress and BJP. Congress was the ruling party at the centre for last ten years and BJP is the present ruling party after the general elections.
They have so many things in common. They are full supporters of the New-Economic Policy, they want to change labour laws to suit the corporates and big business, they are anti-left, most of their M.P.s and MLAs are crorepatis and so on.
Now in one more sector they are together; in not submitting the election accounts to the Election Commission. These two national parties have not submitted the accounts, though the stipulated period of three months are over by August. All other national Parties have already submitted their accounts.
We do not know whether an amendment to the Election Commission rules will be brought by the BJP government to the effect that the party in Government need not submit the accounts? It seems probable seeing the large number of amendments being presented in the parliament by the new government.
The assembly elections in Maharashtra have evoked national interest. The major news in the last two days have been related to the result of the elections and how BJP will form the government etc. The seats won by the BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP are well published and known. But what about CPI(M)? No news at all.
But interestingly one CPI(M) candidate has also won. He is Com. J.P.Gavit from the Kanwan Assembly(ST) seat. This is in Nashik District. CPI(M) is winning the seat for the 7th time.
Our Congratulations to Com. Gavit and CPI(M) for the victory.
The First family has failed again. In Maharashtra and Haryana, where elections have been held, the Congress, which was the ruling party has been relegated to a poor third!
Years of anti-poor policies, favouring the corporates, Himalayan Corruptions, belief in the infallibility of first family, poor governance and what not ? The party which led the struggle for freedom and which ruled the country for about six decades has almost lost relevance in the larger politics of India. The First Family always considered the Family and its cahoots forst and not the country and its progress.
A deserving punishment indeed!
NEW DELHI: Sixteen former ministers of the UPA government are staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now and have been served eviction notices, the Lok Sabha was told today.
These former ministers owe a total damage charges of Rs 20,92,463 for one month of unauthorised stay till July 26, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said in a written reply. (Economic Times)