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by RajeshA
13 Jul 2008 10:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

The Government only has 255 votes for sure. PMK has moved into the uncertain column. PMK set to play spoilsport? JMM puts out wishlist So Uncertain are the following: . 6 - PMK . 5 - JMM . 2 - J&K NC . 1 - Trinamool Congress . 1 - MNF . 1 - AIMIM . 4 - Independents ..........Mr. Mani Charenamai ...
by RajeshA
12 Jul 2008 23:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

@Acharya There is a lot of confusion out there, as far as numbers is concerned. According to my information: 1. JD(S) is tilting to the Opposition column, because Sonia Gandhi and Karnataka Congress are loath to do a deal with Deve Gowda. 2. TRS is similarly a hot potato for Congress. 3. NPF, Nagala...
by RajeshA
12 Jul 2008 22:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Is there going to be split in CPIM? they may be heading for a split on the basis of Nuclear issue!! as Basu and Bengali coms seem to speak against the move to work with BJP to vote against the government. I do not know whether people vote against secretly against CPIM leaders? http://www.indianexpr...
by RajeshA
12 Jul 2008 22:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

The Present Loksabha division on Vote of Confidence looks like: With UPA --------- . 153 - INC . 36 - SP . 24 - RJD . 16 - DMK . 11 - NCP . 6 - PMK . 4 - LJSP . 3 - RLD . 2 - MDMK (rebels) . 1 - BNP . 1 - J&K PDP . 1 - IUML . 1 - RPI . 1 - NLP . 1 - SDF . TOTAL SURE = 261 . Favorable but still U...
by RajeshA
11 Jul 2008 21:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Man this is funny! :rotfl: :rotfl: The recent CPM’s directive to its leaders to go out to the countryside and explain the nuclear deal to the people has left its rank and file confused. “When party intellectuals cannot understand the deal, how can you expect small fry like us to do so?” asked a dist...
by RajeshA
10 Jul 2008 13:42
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Ha. Ha Ha :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Karat Blasts UPA Govt Over IAEA Draf t If only Karat had read BR , instead of the tomes in the JNU library and his copy of the Economic and Political Weekly and other Marxist pamphlets, he would have gotten his hands on the draft earlier than and could have...
by RajeshA
10 Jul 2008 13:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

It is a good thing, that UPA Government has decided to publish the safeguards agreement only now. Had they done it, in the Left-UPA Committee, then the Left would probably have said: "it is a very technical agreement, and it would take at least till May '09 before we can start understanding it....
by RajeshA
10 Jul 2008 12:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

This has only indirectly to do with nuclear issues, but rather on the stability of the government to that end: I suspect that Andhra Pradesh CM, Shri Rajasekhara Reddy would soon be taking a delegation of Andhra MLAs (Congress and TRS) to New Delhi to plead with the PM for the establishment of Telan...
by RajeshA
10 Jul 2008 11:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Left queries on safeguards thrust spotlight on ‘corrective measures’

The Classical Debate -

Ambiguity is used to find a balance between two extremes, but pressure to clarify threatens to destroy that balance.

What to do??? :-?
by RajeshA
10 Jul 2008 10:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

SAD should have argued for their decision on its own merits and not seek a clutch from paraochial regional leaders. They have to use language of Indian politics to make others in the NDA understand, especially the aspects of the analogy, that as with Shiv Sena, this will a one-issue betrayal, and t...
by RajeshA
10 Jul 2008 00:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Also was Pranab Mukherjee out of the loop when he assured seeking a vote prior to approaching the IAEA? It does look funny indeed! However wouldn't the Foreign Minister be responsible for doing the approaching, or would DAE, which is under PM directly, be responsible for that? This action is going ...
by RajeshA
10 Jul 2008 00:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Sharing these documents with the Left would have brought nothing, rather it would have furnished the Left with still more ammunition to keep on bombarding the government. Why should the UPA government provide Left with ammunition against itself? Left's position is not based on technicalities but rat...
by RajeshA
09 Jul 2008 23:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Its a very simple matter. The UPA government will prove before it approaches the IAEA that it commands a majority in the Lok Sabha via a vote. All MPs recognize that this vote has become necessary due to the Left withdrawing support which is directly as a result of the 123 initiative taken by the G...
by RajeshA
09 Jul 2008 23:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

We dont have to quote other system. We have to look at our own system and if it does not comply with constitutional standards what will the current and future generation derive the message. It is not about the other party but internal compliance within India.The current situation itself is valid re...
by RajeshA
09 Jul 2008 23:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Most international organizations don't really give a fig about what kind of government they are dealing with, as long as their representative is accredited. So no problem from IAEA, whether the government is minority or caretaker. Once it is signed, the country has to uphold the agreement, regardle...
by RajeshA
09 Jul 2008 23:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

what will be the constitutional/legal validity of the deal if the people in govt signs it before govt going down under its own weight? Will India be obliged to honour the deal if signed by a govt that loses the trust vote but is not dismissed (etc.)? Most international organizations don't really gi...
by RajeshA
09 Jul 2008 22:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

For Deal to pass, UPA needs to first undertake a vote of confidence in the Parliament. The numbers seem as follows: ASSURED -------- 153 - Indian National Congress 33 - Samajwadi Party (Loyalists) 3-4 - Samajwadi Party (Rebels) YES - Beni Prasad Verma - Already was hobnobbing with Congress. YES - At...
by RajeshA
08 Jul 2008 15:01
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul
Replies: 383
Views: 45603

Re: Suicide Attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul

It is heart-breaking, when Indians representing India abroad, have fallen to terrorism directed at us. My most humble sympathies to the family of the deceased. The ISI and the Taliban will pay for this one day. Indians have often have had the mentality of forgive and forget, but times are changing. ...
by RajeshA
02 Jul 2008 12:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Whether we like it or not, between 2010-2050, the next-gen super powers are USA and China. India cannot aspire to be a superpower atleast for another 20 years unless 2. Internal cohesiveness - get rid-off social cancers like Maoists, CPI/M, Mayavati, Karunanidhi, Lalloos,PDP etc, who encourage vote...
by RajeshA
01 Jul 2008 18:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

step back and think for a moment what you are saying here. You can most certainly disagree with his way of taking India forward but you can't question his/her's motive without irrefutable evidence supporting the same. BTW, if you are really convinced that Your PM/Minister etc is acting against Indi...
by RajeshA
01 Jul 2008 14:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

But if Mr Siddiqui feel, that a rabid demonstrator against US policies can be the only credentials for an independent foreign policy, than that is not going to happen. There are many points that I could pick on if I wish to. However there are 2 that I would like to argue. 1) The "vision" ...
by RajeshA
01 Jul 2008 13:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

And what do you make of this http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/jun/30inter.htm Read between the lines and see what is being thought about the deal in the govt. itself. All Mr Shahid Siddiqui, General Secretary of SP, is saying here is that the govt itself sees the deal as more than a question of nucl...
by RajeshA
01 Jul 2008 13:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

On BRF personal vilification of members is called ad hominem and constitutes trolling However personal vilification of public figures has gone on unabated and is rationalized by erudite members such as yourself that " Its a strange claim IMO that one cannot deduce reasonable future positions a...
by RajeshA
01 Jul 2008 12:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 138321

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008

Amar Singh has been hanging out in USA for 10 days, even though there is a lot of politicking going on in India, and his presence in India may have been desired. Now he has been keeping Pranab Mukherjee waiting for the briefing. The UNPA is also slated to meet on 3rd July on the question of the nucl...
by RajeshA
20 Jan 2008 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 83032

This is not about Pushtoon nationalism, but about Sindhi nationalism. Interesting reading... http://yangtze.cs.uiuc.edu/~jamali/sindh/story/node19.html When Pakistan celebrated Jinnah centenary, lakhs of posters appeared in Sindh denouncing the Quaid-e-Azam as Qadu Hajam (Silly Barber), Qatil-e-Azam...
by RajeshA
20 Jan 2008 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pashtun Civil War
Replies: 505
Views: 83032

I think both the Taliban and RAPE have their uses for India, should we care to make use of them. Pakistan is having its sovereignity raped every day. Vast areas of the "country" are outside the writ of the government. Still Pakistan is not considered an already balkanized country, which me...

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