Young Hope Of India 'rahul' Turns 40

With Congress General secretary turning 40 on 19th June 2010 , the future of Indian politics turns 40.

What makes Rahul even more younger are his ideas for the future politics, Education system, developmental schemes, Unity and of course the fact that he is still a bachelor.

Rahul Gandhi became the youngest member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to enter active politics when he contested and won a seat in the lower house of the Parliament of India in 2004.

The name Rahul Gandhi has become synonymous with the new face of Indian politics; a young brand of highly motivated and influential politicians, aiming to highlight India’s position as a global frontrunner.

To mark the occasion of his 40th birthday, the state unit of the Congress will take out padyatras or marches in every district of Uttar Pradesh Saturday and also organise blood donation camps to mark the birthday of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

The NSUI and the Youth Congress activists have organized several programmes to celebrate Rahul’s birthday throughout the country.

Today Rahul Gandhi inspires not only common youth(by the way he doesn’t believe in the concept of Common man/Uncommon man) , but also the young actors like Ranbir Kapoor who say that Rahul’s mannerisms help him to prepare for his role and also that Rahul Gandhi has been a change in the sense that earlier no body could imagine having a politician moving around freely leaving his Z security behind.

Other praises �

Preity Zinta Young leaders like Rahul Gandhi reflect the sentiments and thought process of our generation! More power to you, Rahul! There was a time when we had leaders like Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose to look up to. Who do we have now? Who will inspire us in these times?

Farah Khan Ali Kudos to Rahul Gandhi for saying India is for Indians. Time we unite without looking at our differences.

Sophie Choudhry Rahul Gandhi says: I am interested in one concept � that India belongs to Indians and every part of India belongs to every Indian! Well said! We need unity!

Obama says be the change you want to see.Rahul Gandhi says we just need the says ‘we have millions of Obama sitting here in India, just requires channeling’.

Pre. Barack Obama-Great Pumpkin's Health Scare Plan: An Excerpt from The Great Pumpkin Letters

Pre Barack Obama: Great Pumpkins Health Scare Plan- An Excerpt from The Great Pumpkin Letters

Chief Crazy Captain Christo has received a message from The Great Pumpkin. It reads like this:

Hey Chief,

What’s shaken rattlin and rollin? I have a final task to ask of you. You must ask The Commander in Chief of America ( a.k.a. B.H.O.- Big Halloween Orator) to sing a rare and different tune. One that requires him to speak while playing the drums Hawaiian style, not Big Willie style, but Hawaiian style. If he can sing, Mela Ka Leak E Mocca without missing a beat like Bing Crosby, then we can all rest assured he was born in Hawaii and is an American. His reward will be a new set of Air Moccasins, that must be worn at a basketball game to end his lung cancer. You are to ask Number 43 to throw up the first jump ball and ask Rob Zombie to be the official of the GAME HEARD ROUND THE WORLD. Unless of course, Mr. Zombie would like to play ball! Filming optional Rob!

Ask the President of the United States to put a little ka-ching on the line. Put it this way, with all the Government giveaways, this one will be one that must be earned. Do you know what I mean Chief Crazy Captain Christo? Or do I have to give you a left hook for a convincer? Oh that reminds me, don’t forget to invite Vince Gill and Vince Vaughn and Vince Neil from Motley. We need some interesting commentary!

The ka-ching that you must ask the President of the United States of Americans ( Yes, Wiccan!) to put on the line is of the following staggering amounts. 12,000 tickets must be sold at a whopping rate of $40,000. That is the Democratic Portion of the GAME. On the other end of the Spectrum, if you want to vote for The Team of Zombies ( Independents and Radical Republicans), you must fork out $30,000 per ticket for a total of 12,000 tickets. You must hire an accountant, preferrably one who knows Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, for the money will be stored for safekeeping. Organize a summit under the title ” Racism and Teamwork: Digs Four Bucks” or RAT Digs Four Bucks meaning the Bucks start here and we will build a talented and remarkable Tree House for an American Girl. Any questions Chief Crazy Captain Christo? If you do have questions and you probably do, you can take it one flight up to my office here in Pumpkinville. Please land on the specified runway and my assistants will guide you to my new digs. Take care and may the fours be with you.

Respectfully and O’loveyah,

G.P. One

P.S.( that’s Pumpkin Script) Don’t forget, a little girl is counting on you to come through for her. She needs this worse than anyone alive and only you Chief Crazy Captain Christo know how to pull this off. Remember to write to Congress about your A.I.G. Plan and don’t mince any words . They need a Taylor Swift kick in the kiester and you know it!

After reading the letter from The Great One , C.C.C.Christo looked around and for the first time in a life filled with doubters and haters, decided that the time was as ripe as a tomato. The Pumpkin would be Squash no more. He organized an amazing group of Fruits and Vegetables. Leading the charge into the White House Lawn would be none other than the leader of the Fruits and Vegetables, ‘Ol number Four himself BRE. F.A.V. , the Big Cheese from MN. Go Vikings, see you in Miami Big Willie Style!

This has been another installment of The Great Pumpkin Letters. What are you doing still reading this. Get the game organized or die trying!

Rahul Gandhis Visit Instill Confidence in Traumatized Families in Forebesganj

Bihar state government as well other national political parties choose to look to the other side when gruesome brutalities were committed by the police on innocent villagers in Bhajanpur in Araria district in Bihar on June 3. No other political leader worth the name had cared to visit the traumatized victims who were feeling hapless and insecure.

It was only Congress Party which immediately responded to provide succor to the terrified villagers. National Human Rights Commission was approached by Bihar state Congress unit along with some of the families of the victims and requested for investigation into police firing which killed four people including a six month old child and a pregnant women besides serious injuries to around thirty persons.

The villagers were protesting against the closure of the approach road to their village due to the construction of a starch factory. That road being the only one which connected the village to the market, Idgah, hospital and Karbala it was a normal protest by the villagers which did not warrant resorting to police firing.

Showing concern for the victims, who happened to be very poor, the Congress President sent a team of party leaders to console and offer relief amount among the victims. The party gave Rs 1 lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs 25000 each to the injured. The Congress Party has been demanding CBI probe into the firing.

To instill confidence and feeling of security among the victims the Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi personally visited the affected area and reached out to villagers who were till then scared and were being terrified by the local police.

The Congress leader went from house to house and consoled the aggrieved families for loss of their near and dear ones besides serious injuries to many others. He told the families that he would get them justice and assured them he would fight for their rights.

It is rumored that in the upcoming factory Saurabh Agarwal is the Director who is son of BJP MLC Ashok Agarwal. On May 29, 2011 Sushil Modi, Deputy CM and BJP, MLA had come to Forbesganj and had pressurized the administration to take immediate action for raising boundary wall across the village road.

The villagers stated that dispute could have been resolved through dialogue and the tragedy could have been averted if the police wanted. But sadly the police was bent to help the factory which belonged to son of a state BJP leader.

The villagers while narrating the events to the Congress leader said Police did not open fire to disperse the crowd but the victims were intentionally shot. If the police wanted the mob to disperse, they would have taken aim below knee. Everybody was shot point blank in the head or chest. They added that the police chased them to village, entered their homes and killed people including women and infants.

Some villagers in dismay said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has shown his good governance by slaughtering 4 Muslims in Forebesganj. The state government’s silence on this urgent issue indicates the seriousness of the matter and involvement of its officers at higher levels.

There was an urgent need to instill a sense of security among the villagers who are predominantly muslim minority. Rahul Gandhi’s personal visit has filled up this void which would surely encourage the traumatized families to resume their daily routine life once again.

Why Tennessee Would Benefit From The National Popular Vote Plan

There was a time not too long ago when Tennessee enjoyed an abundance of electoral attention. Presidential candidates and their surrogates cultivated support in the Volunteer State in hopes of swinging the bellwether state into their electoral column. The state selected the winner of the National popular vote every election between 1928 and 2008, save 1960 when Republican Richard M. Nixon defeated John F. Kennedy.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan defeated President Jimmy Carter by just 0.29% of the vote. In 1992 Bill Clinton selected the state’s Junior U.S. Senator Al Gore as his running mate. The ticket carried the Volunteer state in 1992 and again in 1996, with Gore making a formidable 16 campaign stops in his home state. The last year the state was contested was in 2000, when Republican George W. Bush defeated Gore in his home state by four percentage points.

The state has gradually become a Republican citadel, forcing the Democrats to concede the state years before the Presidential election cycle begins. It was one of only two states (Arkansas being the other) where Democrat Barack Obama performed worse in 2008 than John Kerry did in 2004.

This electoral irrelevance is very disadvantageous to Tennesseans. Presidential candidates spend their time on the hustings in only about 15 showdown states (aside from blue chip fundraisers in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles). They address the concerns of a very select group of voters simply because of their geopolitical location. Candidates are forced to address the trade embargo on Cuba because of the influence of Cuban-American votes in Florida. They must address the foreclosure crisis in Las Vegas because Nevada is a swing state. They must speak to the effects of globalization on the steel industry because of the industry’s electoral muscle in the electoral battlefields of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately for Tennessee, candidates see no advantage in addressing the decline of more than 150 thousand manufacturing jobs in Tennessee over the last decade, violent crime in Memphis, and the plight of the state’s tobacco farmers. When they get into office, Presidents are less familiar with these issues and see no electoral incentive to address them. As former Governor Jim Edgar (R-IL) asserts: “People who are in elected office remember what they learned when they were campaigning. Its important that the candidates campaign in all states, not just the swing states.”

Despite this rather gloomy picture, there is a way to make Tennessee voters actually matter. The National Popular Vote Plan is an interstate compact, whereby participating states would agree to allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the National Popular Vote, as opposed to the candidate who secures the most votes in their state. The compact would take effect when enough states (constituting the requisite 270 electoral votes required to win the Presidential election) agree to participate. Currently 8 states and the District of Columbia, constituting 132 Electoral votes, have ratified the compact.

Despite contemporary belief, the present winner-take-all system of awarding Presidential electors was not part of the grand design of the Founding Fathers. In fact, the Constitutional Convention was deadlocked as to the method of electing the President. They decided to delegate “plenary authority” to the states in awarding their electors, as reflected in Article ll, Section 1, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution, which states: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors.” Accordingly, each state has autonomy to select electors in any way that they see fit.

This issue has garnered support from across the political aisle. Political Lightening struck when the Chairmen of the states Republican and Democratic Parties, Bob Davis and Randy Button, joined forces in endorsing this effort. In addition, former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) is a co-champion for the National Popular vote movement. A recent poll showed that 83% of Tennessee voters agree that the person who wins the most votes should win the election.

The National Popular Vote Plan will bring Tennessee back from the electoral abyss. Presidential Candidates will once again have a reason to cultivate and solidify support in the Volunteer state. A vote in Cleveland, Tennessee will be just as coveted as a vote in Cleveland, Ohio. Every vote will be equal. Every vote will count. Every vote will be meaningful, and Tennessee will have a seat at the electoral table.