Monday, 21 February 2011

Vidhya bhushan is Future of India : Roadies 8 Audition

Dark secrets of Gandhi family ... Why Gandhi family is not taking any action against Magazine Schweizer Illustrierte??  Which was first to revealed Swiss bank account of Rajiv Gandhi having $2 Billions (INR 9000 crores  )

Awesome GK. I bet you have better GK than his .



Another Letter to MR. Pranav Mukharjee (Suggestion for Budget 2011)

Dear Reader!!!

I am republishing my last year post(An Open Letter to Pranav Mukharji ) , this time before budget.  Trying to convey grief of largest class in India who can not speak anywhere , No media cover this class. but still this class paying tax honestly. Actually this class should not at call come in any Income TAX slab. Fraction of amount of  all scams in 2010 can compensate the revenue loss . It is a bit lengthy post but it will give you the real picture of real India.

Who is getting most benifits from governmnets ??? The Richest .

You can compare in table given below who is getting most tax rebate from government in last 8 years . I have used Government of India's Tax calculator to get the following figures

[caption id="attachment_647" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Income tax in 2003 and in 2011"]Rich getting more richer with every budget[/caption]

This post is copy left , You can correct it , publish it at your blog , forward it as email or SMS. If you want to translate , print and distribute it in front of parliament then you are welcome. You need not to even mention this site reference. News papers can publish it without my permission.


Dear Sir ,

I am  Ram Prakash Gupta , representative of common man (Lower and Lower Middle class ) of India. As per the income tax statistics report of 2006 , I am representing 273.3 lakh people (27.33 Millions) of India who have incomce less than INR 2 Lakhs per annum.

Dear Pranab Sir first of all I want to ask  why do you think that we lower-middle class(up to INR 3 Lakhs income group) don’t need any tax relief ?  Please sir spend 5 minutes to go through the following points to ponder on . My English is not good as I studied in Kannada medium school but yes You can understand with little effort.

Do you think that various tax reliefs you gave to higher income group  and corporates will reduce the prices of Milk , Daal , Chawal ,Wheat , Fruits , Vegetables , School fees , Bus fairs ,  House rents , Electricity bill , Water bill ,  Petrol Rates Yes , I  buy Petrol for my Scooty/Luna/Auto/Scooter bought on EMI  at same rate at which all   i10 ,i20 ,Honda Civic ,Honda City ,Alto , BMW ,Mercedes ,Scorpio  owner buys petrol.

I promise if you give us small tax relief  I will use it wisely .  I don’t need tax relief of INR 20000 or INR 50000 , Mere 10000 is enough for me I can improve many things in my life with that.

My child  is studying in Kannad /Hindi medium school . If you give some tax relief  than I can some how manage to send him in next door public school.  He is not studying in  DPS, Amity International schools , Ryan , New Horizon.

I will not spend that amount  in monthly pizza party ,boozing , new Jewelery , touch phone , iPod , LCD TV, Laptop ,  a trip to ooty , shimla . I will not buy a new Pulsar DTS 220 i  to impress girls .

Hari Ram ji never give his daughter ‘s B’day party in TJIF ,Bombay post , Leela etc . But yes seldom  he also wants to celebrate his daughter B’day in a decent restaurant with his relatives , only once in 3  years.  He can arrange such party if you give little tax relief.

I know sir that self contentedness is expected  from lower class and lower middle class , we are well known for that , but sometimes I think we too have some basic needs and we meet better with more money. Sir we just need little help from you.

Sir do you know I don’t have shares, PPF , FDs or LICs because other expenditure on my parents health  (Yes we lower-middle class stay with them and try our best to take care of parents unlike out higher income group individuals ) . If you give the tax benefit I will buy one term policy for me , Who knows which bomb blast kill me while Manmohan singh ji talking to Pakistan.

I also wanted to invest some money for my retirement just 10000 per year not more sir , may be it will help me in my old age to live grace fully . You know sir we don’t get pension , whatever EPF I’ll get that will be used in my daughters marriage and son’s higher education.

Sir please ,  give us little happiness , I know sir my savings and expenditure will not help much to boost India’s GDP because I can’t buy Bikes , Mobile ,TV , 2 BHK flats . I Can’t afford to  throw party in restaurants ,bowling , boozing  every weekend.But Still I believe 8% GDP growth is irrelevant if 5-6 crores people are suffering . I think 7.5% is not bad with little happiness of 5-6 crore peoples.  Isn’t it ??

My call center friend Rahul was happy that he can buy new Electric guitar with TAX saivings , His girlfriends is planning to buy iPhone with TAX Saving . Another friend is planning to buy new Laptop with 35ooo saving on TAXes.

When  all these people spend their TAX savings that will go back to Economy and government will get increased collection of service tax,sales tax etc. Government will get back his  money in other way I am sure for that .  This will increase GDP , in turn increase FDI ,FII investment, right?? . Liquidity will also increase .Very good sir!!

But sir please think about us also . Increasing  bottom income limit for tax exemption to Rs 275000 will not cost you more than INR 12000 Crores  . You are already accommodating burden of   aprox.  INR 15000 crores  because of  change in income tax slabs . If you try you can also accommodate Rs 12000 Crores by increasing no tax slab.

Sir Please accommodate  loss of direct tax  by reducing  infrastructure expenditure in Budget to  163000 crore from 173000 crores . I am sure sir if we implement these projects efficiently and  without corruption , 163000 crores are enough , You can also reduce budget in other schemes .

Sir a better educated and well feed child  is more important to nation than unnecessary SEZes , Flyovers .

Please sir give me my share sir . I will not waste it not at all. And believe me sir Rs 10000 tax relief for me is more important to me than relief of 30000 to double income couples . They can manage without 30000 tax saving but for me 10000 will give much awaited relief .

Please sir don’t wait till election year, I need it today.   No media will give illustration of my life style and expenditure pattern sir.

Times of India people start giving analysis with Income group 3.6 Lakhs  and advise them how  to invest them . I know you read TOI , The Hindu , Indian Express , ET , etcs  , these newspaper just represent  higher – middle class , even Media channel won’t come in our homes and Kitchens because that is not at all glamorous.

I swear sir the middle class shown in TV channels are fake. We not at all bothered about love affairs around us. we have many others front to think and get tensed.

Print Media and TV channels advertise how can one get 1 crore at the time of retirement. That is for Higher middle class sir. I go to Top-B schools to ask what students will do with saved money nobody comes to my home how will I arrange money for my father’s eye operation my son tuition fee.

We are just trying to build 1 BHK or 2 BHK at outer most colony of city , until we got retired.  I know I have to work in my old age also  for my monthly expenditure. I am not at planning to get retired by 45 and peruse my hobbies . These Dreams are not for me .   I have to work till 65-75 for my living hood , and I am ready for that.

But if you full fill my request then I would dream of a little relaxed old age.

Your obediently

– Ram Prakash Gupta

P.S. :  Sir I changed my job in 2008 so I had two  Form 16 ,  In previous company 3000 was deducted as TDS , in another next company they deducted TDS of 9000 . Apart from that I paid 3000 through online payment .   Total I paid 15000 Rs as income tax with PAN number quoted every where. But recently I got notice from IT department that instead of 15000 I paid only 9000.

Why IT department could not trace 3000 TDS of previous company and 3000 additional online payment despite quoting the PAN number ..

Sir this is question on efficiency of PAN number system or may be your officers are not educated enough to use the computer systems. You are spending too much on infrastructure but whatever IT infrastructure  we have that is used at 50% of efficiency .

Will UID project system meet  the same fate??? Will it prove as wastage of my income tax ???

Sir Will UID able to trace 2 crore Bangladeshi intruders in India??   Please , ask Nandan sir to identify Bangladeshi intruders in India .. and send them to Bangladesh .

References : -

1. Income tax payers in India RTI report  in 2006-2007

Total Income tax payers 31 Millions

Income Below 2 Lakhs – 273.3 Lakhs  (27.33 Millions)

Income 2 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs  -  27.9 Lakhs (2.79) Millions

2. Tax collection from individuals

70000 Crores

INR 10 Lakhs  =  INR 1 Million

INR 100 Crores = INR 1 Billion

// Embeded Reports :

Economy Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 2303 hrs IST
Updated: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 2324 hrs IST

New Delhi, Mar 11 : The fact that Indians comprise four of the world’s 10 richest people according to Forbes magazine, seems to be reflection of the growing number of millionaires in India.

The country boasts of 5.79 lakh individual millionaires in 2006-07 a sharp contrast to the mere 88,000 individuals earning over Rs 10 lakh in 2002-03.

The figure is almost equal to and in some cases more than the entire population of countries like Luxemburg and Cyprus. Meanwhile, non-corporate assessees with income between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 10 lakh amounted to 27.87 lakh and while about 273.3 lakh people reported income less than Rs 2 lakh in 2006-07 according to the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

As a sign of the India Inc’s growing power, corporate assessees too have risen from 3.65 lakh in 2002-03 to 4 lakh in 2006-07. 68,000 companies have also reported income of more than Rs 10 lakh during 2006-07.

However, the number of companies with income between Rs 50,000 and Rs 10 lakh have shrunk to 1.25 lakh during the period as compared to 1.29 lakh in 2002-03. On the whole non corporate assessees add up to 98.73% while corporates account for a mere 1.27% in 2006-07.

However, the income tax department has some food for thought. The number of taxpayers in the country has risen to 3.13 crore in 2006-07 from 2.85 crore in 2002-03, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%. While this is likely to please the taxmen mightily, the growth rate is lower than the 3.24% rise in taxpayers clocked during 2001-02 to 2005-06.

With India’s population at over 110 crore, a majority of which is joining the workforce, the decline in the CAGR of assessees may be a pointer towards higher tax evasion despite the prevailing view that compliance has increased.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Road ,Movie : A Movie better than Sholey , Lagan and 3 Idiots

Its not at all an exaggerated review of a super boring movie. No!! I watched movie and yes that time I felt little boring. But from that day ,scenes of the movie keep wandering in my mind every now and then . Dialogs of every character , expressions and those artificially created better then genuine construction so convincing .

I am missing the Movie . I want to watch that movie again and again in theater . I want to have a projector specially to watch this movie. Every scene of the movie speaks very silently.

Thanks Dev ji

Shobha Karandlaje : I can use subsidized LPG you can not.

In my last post I gave the procedure to become citizen of India with the help of a junk peace of paper (RATION CARD ) which doesn't prove anything . Yes Ration card is not accepted as ID proof or Address proof in any government department or in private companies. But still a lady smiling in below image is insisting to submit Ration card and Electricity bill to retain your gas connection .

The lady in picture is , Shobha Karandlaje (Minister of Energy , Food , Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs) , The super boss ,of the department, which is responsible to verify all ration card application in Karnataka and to issue Ration cards finally.

Her screwed up department's corrupt officers issued a large number of fake ration cards and using those ration cards, thousands of commercial establishments enjoying subsidized LPG connection in Bangalore.

So Instead of fixing officers of her department , who know every illegal customer in Bangalore , she started troubling migrants in Bangalore . These migrants gas connection holders mostly don't have Ration Cards nor Electricity Bill on their name address. But they genuinely need LPG connections.

On the contrary those who are enjoying illegal subsidized gas connection have Ration cards as well as Electricity bills.

So most probably she want to say that migrants from other states either come to my department and pay bribes to my officers and to me and get Ration card. Or pay more money to get private gas connections .

Do you guys think this smiling lady is serious about state exchequer revenue or problem of gas connection applicant who are in wait list?

If she was so serious than she could have asked all minister / MLAs and influential relatives (who are having on an average 4+ cylinder ) to surrender their gas connection and get private gas connections. At least she could have taken initiative by surrendering her own gas connection and set an example for public who can afford to surrender.

She could have asked , all gas connection holders, to submit their IT returns of past three years so that Gas connections of those ,who can afford unsubsidized rate of gas , could be terminated .

But with this move BJP's vote bank will tanked. So they decided to trouble those who have no choice ,either to pay bribe to get ration cards or get private connections.

Subsidized connections are only for those who have Ration cards and Electricity bills irrespective of fact whether they need it or not for their domestic use or commercial use.

Here is a short list of Ration card applications in various states

Now see the Ration card application in Karnataka . Full Kannad language except few English numerics. Any body who is unaware of Kannad can not dare to go in Ration card office and try to fill it. Government want to keep all options open to mint money.

Why can't we have everything in English in India???When we know very well that none other language can replace English. I would rather say that using English everywhere not only solve half of the problem of India but also promote unity across the states.

Bangalore has peoples from almost every states in India. When State government expect that every person should have at least APL Ration Card ,why can they put English version of form for migrants????

Here is the Ration Card application for in Delhi (Hindi is the most used language)

Another North East India state Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card form (Tibeto Burman is the language) No/very less migrants from other part of India

Ration Card Application form from Tamilnadu

Ration Card in Punjab ( Impressive : Not so IT savy)

Want to become citizen of India : Need a ration card

For getting Gas connection from Indane / HP / Bharat you must have Ration card.

To get Ration card you must submit address proof , ID proof and some other junk documents . Food Department officers take bribes and verify the application (Even Kasab and Osama bin laden can get Ration card in any city of India) .

Because of above loophole @ 20 Million Bangladeshis got Ration cards.

With this ration card anybody can get gas connection , Now with Gas connection proof.

Passport office which doesn't accept Ration card as address or ID proof accepts , Gas connection receipt as Address Proof (Amazing , But it happens only in India).

Now on the basis of Ration card you got gas connection , on the basis of Gas connection you got Passport.

Most amazing thing is Passport is considered as best identity proof and well as address proof . You can get driving license , you can get Pan card , you can get landline connection, get mobile phone connection .

Now you have pile of address proofs. Using them you can verify your citizenship in India.

Rent a independent house , get new electricity connection on your name by submitting , rental deed agreement with PAN card.

Now you have electricity bill also on your name and address.

Nowhere in India any agencies , whether it is government/private ,accepts Ration Card as address proof or Identity Proof.

Ration Card is not an address proof .

Ration card can’t be used as ID proof’ : Bombay High Court

Why Gandhi family is not suing Schweizer Illustrierte??

In my previous post I raised question on Manmohan Singh and his intention to bring black money back in India. What he (Read Congress and Gandhi Loyals) is hiding from the public is account holders of Gandhi family in Swiss Banks on the name of treaty with foreign banks ,countries .
Advani and BJP know this fact very very well , but instead of forcing Government to disclose the name and take action against account holders. BJP and company quoting sorry to Sonia. Read the full news below.
Biggest question is "Why Congress is not seeking legal procedure against the magazine (Schweizer Illustrierte) who is behind this revelation and defamation of Late Rajiv Gandhi . "
Click here to read the original article from magazine Schweizer Illustrierte .
If Congress is 200% sure that allegation are false they can file defamation suite in Swiss court and demand $20 billions - $50 billions compensation . Because the article is defaming not only Rajiv Gandhi but defaming Gandhi Family .

Despite getting huge money ,congress will come out with rock solid clean image.
But Again Question is why Congress (Sonia Gandhi ) is not opting for legal action???
Why ? Why ?? Why ???

TOI 19th Feb 2011 Page #13
CBI moves SC against Advani (This is the reason of Advani's apologies )
Wants LK, 20 Others To Be Tried For Conspiracy In Babri Case
Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN
New Delhi: The CBI made a fresh attempt to revive the Babri Masjid demolition case against BJP leader and former deputy PM L K Advani when it moved the Supreme Court challenging dropping of conspiracy charges against him and 20 other politicians.
But, the agency’s special leave petition (SLP) has been filed nine months after the Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow Bench upheld a trial court verdict dropping conspiracy charges against Advani, Bal Thackeray, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and others.
The CBI has also moved an application requesting the Supreme Court to condone the delay of six months in filing the appeal against the HC’s May 20, 2010, order. For, it knows that the appeal should have been filed within 90 days of the HC judgment, that is by August 19 last year.
The CBI appeal comes at a time when the main opposition in Parliament has turned the heat on the Congress-led UPA government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on corruption and a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into irregular allotment of spectrum to mobile telephone service providers during A Raja’s tenure as telecom minister in 2008.
The CBI said the HC had erred in upholding the trial court’s decision to drop conspiracy charges against Advani and others in the FIR 198/1992 lodged at Ayodhya for their alleged address to Kar Sevaks, who stormed the disputed site and demolished the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. The trial court had decided to proceed only in the chargesheet pertaining to FIR 197/1992 which was registered against Kar Sevaks accusing them of demolishing the mosque.
The CBI has pleaded that chargesheets in FIRs 197 and 198 were linked intrinsically and that the trial court as well as the HC erred in bifurcating them and letting go the key political leaders who allegedly exhorted the Kar Sevaks to demolish the mosque.
The Lucknow Bench of the HC had held that “the FIRs were registered in respect of different places of occurrence and the accusations made therein were also different.”  

BJP leader L K Advani has expressed regret to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for alleging she and her family had wealth stashed in foreign accounts, dealing a blow to the party's campaign against graft and black money.
In a letter to Sonia, Advani said he “deeply” regretted the distress caused to her by the allegations a BJP task force recently made about the Gandhis hoarding black money in foreign accounts. The backtracking was forced by a strong protest from Gandhi in a letter to Advani on February 15 — in which she asserted that neither she nor the late Rajiv Gandhi had any foreign accounts — and the recognition that Advani had nothing save unsubstantiated reports in little known Russian and Swiss publications to back the serious charge.
“If these reports had been denied earlier, the task force would have taken into account your denial. Even so, I deeply regret the distress caused to you,” Advani wrote in a letter to Gandhi. The retreat marks a setback to BJP’s campaign to pin down Congress leadership under the spate of corruption cases government is grappling with, and can aggravate the debate within BJP on how to carry forward the campaign.
Embarrassed party sources revealed that the task force report was prepared by people close to Advani and in defiance of the strong view of the party chief Nitin Gadkari and others. Gadkari and others, sources said, had cautioned against making “rash” allegations without solid evidence. The party chief had said that BJP’s campaign had made headway since it was based on irrefutable facts concerning the Commonwealth Games, spectrum and Adarsh Housing scams, and that temptation to take shortcuts carried the risk of loss of momentum.
Sources said that though Gadkari found support from others, it was Advani and his advisors who had their way.
The divergence over strategy is getting accentuated by continuing ambivalence over Advani’s status in the party. TNN

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Why did I supported A Raja : PM Manmohan Singh

PM Manmohan Singh explained his support for corrupt ministers (A Raja , Kalmadi , Sharad Pawar) in live press conference. And the final conclusion came that he has to respect compulsions of Coalition Government.

Yes PM has accepted on live question answer session with leading TV channels News editor that he had to respect the compulsions of Coalition Government.

"We are aware of our moral responsibility of our government but have to compromise many decisions because of compulsions coalition government. " .. interpretation we can't stop corrupt ministers and can not sack them or take any kind of action against them .

1. " Indian voter voted us to lead the UPA . "

To give a responsible governance and to take right decision to put India on the path of development and to STOP corruption (Nitesh Modi is doing better in Bihar)

2. "Parliamentary session should be resumed ..It is not good for nation."

Resume For What ?? To appoint another A Raja , Andother Kalmadi to make minister and pass their bills and tenders to their personal companies....

3. "Never thought of resigning from the post of Primeminister. We have unfinished business "

oops , More scams to come . Many more ministers to be protected. More inflation. What PM is doing ? He can't stop their ministers from doing corruption , reason behind inaction coalition government . Now we can understand what do you mean when you say "Unfinished Business".

4. "Government will not hesitate to take action against corrupt".

Ha Ha Ha. PM you couldn't even accept A Raja as corrupt minister due to compromise of coalition government in Live Question answer session. Despite CBI director clearly said that at least $ 10 Billion revenue was lost because of A Raja.

5. "India still is a poor country...."

Bastard PM : When you accept this fact , why you spent luxuriously on CWG , Even why did we need CWG in India at first place. Only to make one more avenue to siphon off Indian public money to congress account

6. "India is not a country of corruption , Allegations of corruption against UPA government spoiled India's reputation."

Corruption charges of $50 Billion dollars in barely 14 months , and CBI confirming at least 50% of them. What else we need India to tag a epiccenter of corruption in world.

7. "Biggest regret : Some IRREGULARITIES has happened which should not has been happened " .

Still he is calling The scams of $ 50 Billion dollars as IRREGULARITIES ... Compulsion of coalition government .. He can't even select proper words.

8. In Oct "We will identify and punish the criminals in 90 days".

today Feb 16 in live press conference :.

"There are legal procedures and we can not skip them" .

Didn't you know in October that Indian has so many legal procedures and even PM instructions can't speed up the process to book the culprit.

What I can understand that you were just bluffing in October to save kalmadi and postponed investigation in CWG cases, Now Congress has A Raja and 2 G to divert the whole nation from CWG scam to 2G .

Congress is in difficulties becaus of 2G scam , but Sonia and Manmohan must be thanking A RAJA and DMK , so that Congress can save Kalmadi and Ashok Chavan (Wohi Aadrsh Society ).

And every media wala has forgotten the CWG scam ,Aadarsh society scam.

9. I'm not as big a culprit as I'm made out to be.

Such statement can come only after proper knowledge of BIG CULPRITs. If you can tell us that you are not big culprit then tell us who are the BIG CULPRITs if you coalition government allows that. :)

10. We have dealt with black money. Effort on revise, assign treaties to get info on black money hoarding.

What are you talking about Manmohan ???? Are you going to deal with SWISS accounts in name of Sonia Gandhi / Nehru / Indira Gandhi / Rajiv Gandhi ??

or You are talking about black money earned and deposited by Indian business man or opposition leaders . As you and your government always does blaming Yeddi , Arun shouri , etc etc. For me you execute both BJP leader no problem but before that Hang A Raja , Kalmadi , Sharad Pawar etc etc (Long list) in front of public.

And tell me one thing ManMohan. Are you going to get this money back in India for Indian public only ??? or will it go to congress accounts? :) be honest (Yes yes this word is still there in Dictionaries , It means doing whatever you are saying!!!).

Click here to check the original article from schweizer illustrierte Magazine .

Why Sonia Gandhi / Rahul Gandhi , Priyanka Gandhi and other Congress loyals don't bother to sue the magazine schweizer illustrierte for defaming Late Rajiv Gandhi ji ki Soul. This is strange !!!!

Magazine is not like street magazine of 2 pages , It has one of the large reader base in Switzerland and circulation is well above 2 lacs (0.2 Millions).

Under the image of Rajiv Gandhi some text is written in french. It reads : "Tot 2,5 Milliarden Franken auf indischen geheimkonten in der schweiz." . Which is translated as "Tot 2.5 billion francs on Indian secret accounts in switzerland".

1.03 swiss franc is equal to 1 USD . so it comes as 2.5 billion USD .

Interestingly Advani

Minute by Minute details of PM press conference from

12:17 PM First takes on the PM's media meet:The PM's media meet ends.'s Renu Mittal in New Delhi has this take.-- PM avoids direct replies on why his party is not standing fully behind him, but admits that he would like a cohesive party to back the government.-- Sidesteps the question on whether he would be the PM for the next election, but reiterates that he would like to complete his term.

-- When he says there is internal democracy in the party and they discuss issues, it is an admission that a number of issues are not agreeable to the party.

--The prime minister's assertion that he was not going to resign but was here to stay the course as he has a lot of unfinished business to handle, shows the steel beneath the soft spoken PM.

-- It also enhances the view that the PM is certainly not in a mood to give in to his critics in the congress party who feel that time has come for him to step down.

12:08 PMPM on corruption (ad nauseum): I'm not as big a culprit as I'm made out to be. We have dealt with black money. Effort on revise, assign treaties to get info on black money hoarding.Zero revenue loss, governance deficit: Loss of revenue depends on what is your starting point. Have to assess what is the right magnitude, what is the right price. Govt policy then was that auctions should not have taken place.CWG probe: Rule of law prevails, wrongdoerswill notgo scot free.

Biggest regret: Irregularities should not have happened.

Biggest achievement: We managed to ensure our economy was not affected.

11:57 AMTN fishermen: We are taking up the matter with the Sri Lankan government. Our foreign secretary is already in talks with the Lankan government. 'UK aid of $1.6 billion to India: India is still a poor country. It is true that if aid is not forthcoming, we will not collapse. But if we get aid from a friendly country, why should we not accept.On scams: It saps our own self-confidence, our image. In reporting these events, facts are sacreds. Please don't distort facts.

11:54 AMArnab rapped for jumping on to another question before the PM finished what he was saying on the ISRO-Devas deal. Told this was "not an interrogation" and "show the PM the courtesy".Aaaaahhhh!

11:50 AMTimes Now to PM: PMO knew about deal and was in talks with blacklisted companies in the Devas-Isro deals. Are backroom talks OK?PM: No backroom talks. I have not met anyone. Decision of ISRO to annul the deal was taken in July.

11:47 AMDiscretionary quota for ministers: We want it ended. Wehave to consider what has to be done, report on the issue is awaited.Corruption: I'm aware of my responsibilities, but you have to tolerate a lot on coaltion politics, compromises have to be made. Or you have to get ready for elections every six months. It has been a great educational experience moving from civil services to politics.

11:43 AMFood inflation: No change in food prices distributed through the PDS since 2002. We are trying to insulate the poorfrom the ill effects of food inflation.ULFA: Govt in Assam has done very well. The peace process is going ahead, but the proces has just started. We have just now started talking to ULFA. I cannot fix the time frame.

11:39 AM PM on budget session: I hope the session will take place.

11:37 AMPM to NDTV: First years has not been a honeymoon period for you. Attacks from government and opposition -- double incumbancy. Does it sadden you to see these attacks on you.PM: It's too early. We have still a long way to go. I have to finish this term. Too early to comment for next term. We are a democratic, cohesive party. When decisions are taken our party stands united.PM on lame duck accusations: After the budget session, there will be a restructure of the cabinet.

11:34 AMPM on Telangana: We are trying to form a consensus, consultation with political parties.PM on UPA alliances: The Coalition partners are strong and will strengthen our hands. We are a strong coalition.PM on growth and infrastructure: The reform of the marketing system is in the domain of the state governments. We have to persist with this.

11:29 AMAl Jazeera to PM: Does unrest in Arab countries affect India. Do you support the revolution in Egypt.PM: India is a functioning democracy. People have the right to change government, free press, free to pursue the path they want to pursue. Things that have happened in Egypt etc, will not happen here.We welcome the turn of democracy in the middle east.

11:26 AMRajdeep Sardesai (CNN IBN) to PM: Are you ready for a JPC probe in the 2G scam. Have you ever thought of quitting?PM: I'm not afraid to appear before a JPC probe. I have publicly declared that I have wanted to appear before the PAC, including the JPC. My conduct must be like Ceaser's wife, above suspicion.I have a job to do, I have no desire to quit. We have a lot of unfinished business to conclude. I will stay the course.

11:24 AM PM:Oppositiondoes not allow reforms to take place, BJP has taken a hostile attitude toreforms.Opposition has asked me to reverse my decison on a minister in Gujarat... (Did not name the minister, butthe man is former Guj home minister Amit Shah tainted in the Sorabbudin case)

11:20 AM PM to TV Today: Decision on licences exclusively rests with telecom ministry. I cannot divulge why Raja was inducted into cabinet. A coalition government you can suggest preferences, but if you have to go by what the leader of that coalition partner suggests. I had no reason to feel that anything seriously wrong had been done or that I had the authority to object to Raja's induction. Complaints were coming from all sides -- from companies which had not benefitted.

11:15 AMPM on Raja: Raja said auctions are not the way forward for the 2G spectrum. He was clear that he should stay with existing approach. Pricing and location of spectrum was to be settled between ministry of finance and telecom department.If the MoF and telecom ministry agreed, I decided not to intervene and did not feel in a position to insist auctions should exist.

11:12 AM PM: Raja said dealings would be transparent:PM: We shall overcome, we shall prevail. We will provide our country with a functioning effective government.Arun Purie, TV Today: Raja disregared your advice on the auctioning of the 2G scam. You appointed Raja again as the telecom minister.PM: Told Raja to ensure issues are dealt with fairly, equitably, in a transparent manner. Told him to have an auction of Spectrum. Raja said he was transparent in his dealings.

11:08 AMPM: Parliament has not been able to function for reasons I cannot understand. Talks are on with Opposition that the budget session of Parliament is allowed to function.It's important that we don't focus on negative issues only.

11:06 AMPM: All the top leaders of the five permanent members of the UNSC has visited India -- never happened before. World appreciates that India is a functional democracy.People marvel at a country like India -- committed to law, human rights. Whatever our own domestic weaknesses, we should not create an atmosphere that we lose our self confidence. The opposition has an obligation that we work together to take India forward.

11:04 AM PM: Internal security is a great concern. We're better prepared to deal with acts of terror and the government deserves some credit. In the N-East things are normalised, ULFA talks on, which will have far-reaching consequences.

11:02 AMPM: We have to deal with inflation despite an adverse international environment. At the end of the fiscal the inflation should come down to 7 per cent.

11:01 AM PM says media is playing a poistive role and we are not a scam driven country. Our economy is in good shape. Food inflation has been a problem. We have to pursue tighter monetary policies.

11:00 AM We are weakening the self-confidence:The PM's meet begins with the editors of top TV channels.PM assures the country that the government will bring to book the wrongdoers.

Shameless Congress and Shameless PM Manmohan..

1. Did congress know that NDA made money using FCFS policy and give advantage to Airtel and Tata??

2. Isn't it hight of shamelessness when every Congress minister justify 2G scams done by A Raja because NDA committed scams? This is height of dirty politics that Congress and Manmohoan hid NDA's scams to use against BJP/NDA to save themself and justify bad deeds of Congress/UPA ministers. Otherwise what is the reason of bringing up the talks of 2001 deals.

3. Manmohan Singh is setting height of shamelessness . Remember that India had a PM like LalBahadur Shastri in past who got heart attack because he felt extreme guilty after giving up under foreign pressure .

4. I would be more happy for Manmohan if he would have offered his resignation instead of protecting A Raja , Sharad Pawar , Suresh Kalmadi .

Shame Manmohan Shame!!! You will be also rewarded with President post for your loyalty to congress.