Dr. Prem Singh, Dept. of Hindi University of Delhi & president of Socialist Party

Patriotism of cowardice and enslaved Mind

The RSS/BJP’s brand of fake, hollow and hypocritical patriotism prevails because there is no authentic alternative to it. Therefore it is prevailing. As long as this brand of patriotism will run, the real crisis before the country – freedom from the anti-imperialist forces – cannot be resolved.

Vidya Bhushan Rawat at deekshabhoomi

Hate filled warmongering must stop

it is time for all of us to stop these jingoisms and let the forces and the diplomats handle the issue. We are not afraid of government taking a decision to protect people but our problem is the fanatics back home trying to wage a war against our own people

Aligarh Muslim University


IN DEFENCE OF MY UNIVERSITY. Its time that this nation seeks truth in the second part of what Freire had said about education.

Vidya Bhushan Rawat at deekshabhoomi

Policing political ideas will fail

The power today does not want the new young to think and speak. They don’t want you to debate and discuss the politics, the issues confronting our society and nation.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana : Neglecting 14.43 Crore Share Croppers And Tenant Farmers.

To attract the farmers to vote for BJP and to counter the promise of debt waiver to farmers by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Central BJP Government announced   Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) recently. Under this scheme, all the eligible farmers, having land holding up to 2 hectares, will be given a benefit of Rs. 6,000 in a year which will be payable in three installments of Rs. 2,000 each. According to the plan, the first installment will be payable by considering December 1, 2018 as base.  The record of the land of the farmers of small and marginal sections having up to two hectares of land will be prepared on the basis of February 1, 2019. After this date, if any change in land records is made, then the farmer will not get the benefit of this scheme for the next five years. The benefits of this scheme will be given only to those farmers who are cultivating crop on their own land. If any farmer’s land is found in different villages or revenue records, then it would be considered to extend the benefit of the scheme by doing pooling. JAG MOHAN THAKEN FROM CHANDIGARH Government of India has created a PM Kisan Portal for this scheme in which the district wise data of the eligible farmers would be uploaded as per guidelines and in a time bound manner.  After receiving the application of eligible farmers on the portal, the amount will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of beneficiaries after verification.  Government of India has made a provision of Rs. 75,000 crores for this scheme, under which about 12 crore farmers of the country will be covered. Now we are to see who the farmer is? While circulating Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, 2008 to the Chairman/Managing Directors of All Scheduled Commercial Banks (including Local Area Banks) during the congress party regime, RBI through its letter No. RBI / 2007-2008/ 330- RPCD.No. PLFS.BC.72 /05.04.02/2007-08 dated   May 23, 2008 under Central Government’s Union Budget – 2008-09 – Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, 2008,…

Ram Puniyani

Appropriating an Icon: RSS Celebrates Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

On this 23rd January BJP-RSS organized various programs to honor Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. In one of these programs, a clash took place leading to a curfew in Kendra pada, Orissa. In different meeting organized by BJP-RSS attempt was made to draw parallels between Bose and Savarkar, Bose and RSS. Propaganda is on to show that it was on Savarkar’s suggestion that Bose undertook to tie up with axis powers (Germany and Japan). Parallels are being drawn between RSS and INA (Azad Hind Fauz). Now all attempts are on to show that Bose’s nationalism was close to that of Savarkar-RSS. Ram Puniyani RSS combine is trying to praise Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as the one who gave legitimacy to struggle for Independence against British. When did this combine realize the contributions of this great freedom fighter? Or for that matter the question comes did RSS combine ever want to struggle against British rule? It is last few years that these attempts to identify with national icons are going on. While in case of Sardar Patel the propaganda is that had he been the first Prime Minster of India we would not have had Kashmir problem, we would has progressed more. The truth in this matter is that Patel and Nehru were two solid pillars of Indian Cabinet who gave foundations to Indian republic. The differences among them were of minor nature and Patel was the most trusted Cabinet colleague for Nehru, As far as Subhash Chandra Bose, Netaji, is concerned we know that he is one of the major freedom fighters of India. He was part of Indian National Congress most of his life and was its President of Tripura session in 1939. Within Congress he was part of the Socialist group. He and Nehru had matching ideas on issues of socialism, secularism among others. He did fallout from Congress on the issue of method of getting freedom. While Gandhi led Congress wanted to adopt the path of non-violence, Netaji did not see eye to eye on this issue. For getting freedom for India, Congress launched ‘Quit India’ movement to…