The opposition on the third day of Maharashtra Assembly in Nagpur collectively attacked the BJP for carrying out the demonetisation drive stating that it has affected poor people, farmers and the common man heavily. Former CM Prithviraj Chavan in his speech vehemently opposed the concept of ?cashless economy. He even asked CM Devendra Fadnavis in the House if his party had been using credit cards and cheques all this while during elections.
For the past one month, almost 80-100 crores of Indians are standing in queues for hours to exchange notes due to the demonetisation by PM Modi. We are not going to achieve anything from this act. Had we implemented demonetisation correctly, people would have supported it. Having said this, demonetisation is a good step but if we want to genuinely eradicate black money or stop terrorism, this alone is not sufficient. No country in the world has benefitted from demonetisation so far. Nobody has thought of this step as a thoughtful step. PM Modi had highlighted two salient features of demonetisation when he broke the news of demonetisation. First was corruption and the other was fake currency that is being printed in Pakistan (that in turn funds terrorists). But, the actual reason behind note ban is the upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections are the actual reason for the government to introduction of Rs 2000 currency notes. Rs 2000 denomination note would be clearly useful during upcoming Punjab elections. The RBI isn’t ready for the process of demonetisation as it’s too quick. They want two months to print new notes of Rs 500. Modi’s decision of demonetisation was completely political in nature as the code of conduct for Uttar Pradesh and Punjabs elections would be announced on January 15, 2017. Black money is also created through elections as politicians use a lot of black money. I want CM Devendra Fadnavis to cross his heart and answer if the BJP really didn’t use black money during the recent Vidhan Parishad and Lok Sabha elections. Did they really use credit card and cheques during elections I request the government to immediately stop Rs 2000 denomination note and issue more of Rs 500 notes along with new notes of Rs 200 denominations. Only then we can move towards a cashless India.
Firstly, India’s black money and our unaccounted money are two different things. Black money is like cancer, something with which every country is fighting against. According to the income tax reports ands records, only 6% is the money that is being kept in the form of black money. Majority of the black money is in foreign accounts, for which we know how worried is our PM! We could see his inaction during Lok Sabha. Hes extremely worried, but that’s a different thing that nothing has happened so far! (Laughs). Either this black money is stacked in the form of gold, real estates or shares in benami companies. So, why is only the 6% (which is in the form of currency notes) being targeted and not the black money, which accounts for 94% of the total unaccounted money? It’s good that we are tackling the 6% black money, which is an impediment for our nations growth today. But, this is not the crux of the problem that we have to primarily tackle. We should eradicate black money from its roots. Its time we raise our voices against black money and corruption. Did the BJP get back our black money from abroad
Talking about fake notes, I know for a fact that our intelligence agency RAW has the complete knowledge about the exact place where fake currency notes are being printed in Pakistan. So, we should be doing a surgical strike? on those locations. Also, our new notes have reached Pakistan but our farmers in India are still struggling to procure them! Did we ever write to Pakistan about the issue that we are facing because of them? The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) informed that India too has been printing fake currency notes.
Demonetisation was primarily implemented to curb terrorism and to stop printing of fake currency notes. But PM Modi, in his six speeches on demonetisation so far, has focussed on black money 18 times, and on Pakistan mere six times! Former RBI governor Raghuram Raghav didn’t support demonetisation as he too felt it couldn’t work; as a reason he was asked to leave. He was of the view that denomination notes of 500 shouldn’t be banned. Countries like North Korea, Burmah, etc too tried to implement demonetisation but failed. The government has all the right to implement demonetisation but why solely focus on note ban? Ever since the news of demonetisation broke out, people started buying gold and middlemen too made good money. Middlemen, in the form of commission, were receiving the money that our government should have received. Our CM Devendra Fadnavis and PM Modi are propagating cashless economy, but do we really have good Internet connectivity in rural areas In fact, even sufficient ATMs don’t exist there.
Also, to make our economy cashless, we have to keep in mind some serious security concerns, as we can’t afford a security breach in any condition. If a cashless economy fails, only PM Modi would be held responsible. The sudden emergence of Paytm? has also raised many eyebrows, as Alibaba, a Chinese company, has been one of the major gainers in the demonetisation drive. We shouldn’t allow any foreign companies to enter our economy. The decision of demonetising the economy was taken without anybodys opinion. Still, Indians especially farmers are adjusting by making their ends meet despite facing the brunt, only for the betterment of our country. I request CM Devendra Fadnavis to urge PM Modi to implement the system of ?open voting? for MLC and municipal elections. The results might take sometime but it’s going to be fruitful. I would just like to say that demonetisation is a blunder!
RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.