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calling upon the people to vent their anger against the Akali leadership by exercising their vote judiciously instead of resorting to violent and provocative acts. stalking and harassing women.425 in 2012. Tarakaram, alleges that the Malkangiri killing was not an encounter.Kolkata: In what could be a bitter experience for the sweet-loving residents of West Bengal Rs 5,as a symbol of their hopes and aspirations.

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Jagjivan Rams popularity contrasts sharply with the disconnect between modern drawing room leaders and the people He lived all his life as one among the peoplelearned from themtaught them and led them from the front The fact that he won eight successive general elections is proof of his mass appeal Compare this with the practice of our current leaders avoiding the inconvenience of facing people in Lok Sabha electionsand taking the back-door route of the Rajya Sabha to power For the technocraticprofessional and billionaire leaders of our timewho land directly in the safe havens of powerpolitics is merely a better career option For people like Jagjivan Rampolitics was part of the life and struggle they waged and an effective means to serve the people Jagjivan Rams image evolved out of his long and close association with the masses In contrastour new leaders manufacture and nurture their image through media management and deliberate marketing techniques His success as an administrator owes to his extraordinary political wisdomderived from his vast experience of working among the masses He handled portfolios as diverse as labourfood and agriculturerailwayscommunications and defence He was defence minister during the Bangladesh War of 1971 As minister for agriculturehe played a vital role in implementing the Green Revolution As an administratorhe acted swiftly but in a humane and democratic manner He never bulldozed policies and decisions through Despite being continuously in power for decadeshe was never infected with intellectual arroganceintolerance of power or inaction He was accommodatingresponsive and always strove towards consensus For this generationwhich has rarely seen leaders like Jagjivan Ramhis life and work provides immense possibilities to understand the art of practising politics You may or may not agree with his politicsbut cannot ignore the valuable lessons his admirable political life offers The writer is a CPM MP in the Lok Sabha For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Radhika Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published: March 1 2017 3:35 am Top News The Bombay High Court Tuesday refused to transfer the probe into irregularities in road projects and de-silting work involving civic officials from the Mumbai Police to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) saying there was “zero per cent conviction rate” in cases handled by the ACB and citing the probes under way against former top officials of the agency Watch What Else is Making News The court said the city police could continue with its investigation but should expedite it adding that the court would closely monitor the probe The court also directed the state to monitor the activities and spending of the BMC and file a report Petitioner Vivekananda Gupta had sought transfer of the probe to “expose the unholy nexus” between civic officials and contractors The petition also said an investigation by the city police was a deliberate attempt to weaken the case and that the case needed to be investigated further since it was the common people who were at the receiving end of a large-scale corruption Probe into both the road repairs and de-silting projects in 2015-2016 had revealed that there were irregularities and that money was siphoned off leading to the arrest of many contractors engineers and civic officials The state government filed a report with the court in sealed envelopes detailing the status of investigations by both the special investigation cell and the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police on both the scams After perusing the report a division bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice P R Bora said “There have been complaints against errant contractors FIRs registered and 24 people have been arrested and full-fledged investigation is being carried out with respect to the cases Therefore there is no necessity for the cases to be transferred to the ACB As per NCRB data there is zero per cent conviction rate in ACB cases We don’t trust the ACB to investigate the case” Justice Kanade however pointed out that a huge amount of money had been allocated for repairing roads and de-silting of drains but the work was not being undertaken in a proper manner since roads continued to be in poor condition and the city continued to flood during monsoons While senior advocate Anil Sakhare appearing for the civic body informed the court that the BMC had blacklisted many contractors and suspended many of its tainted officials after the scam was unearthed the petitoner’s lawyer Sushant Chavan said no concrete action was taken by the civic body as it continued to award contracts to the same people who were in the radar The court told the petitioner that the investigation would be monitored by the court Justice Kanade said “We direct the state government to monitor the functioning of the civic body expenditure by the BMC and audit their accounts and obtain it and inspect whether any frauds are happening internally” The court has sought a report from the state government with these details For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News along with Vajpayee, We are a nation of poor people,” And when Mira says “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” while looking into Shahid’s eyes, 2017 1:34 pm Roger Federer will clash with Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarters of US Open. 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