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Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
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Sachin Phadte
2005-02-21 06:00:04 UTC
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Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch

The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.


Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister may have
been a little too harsh. But it was faced with the problem of dealing with a
man charged with corruption and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural
land into commercial for monetary considerations. Chief Minister Parrikar
should have been congratulated for showing the courage to deal with such a
character. One can understand the dismay of the Speaker in this situation.
But he, too, has been accused of high-handedness.

High-handed action

The Hindu (February 4) accused the Speaker of 'partisanship'. Granting that,
was the role of the Governor, S.C. Jamir any less partisan? The Free Press
Journal spoke the truth when it said that it is a pity that "they wouldn't
dismiss the Governor of Goa for his atrocious assault on the Constitution of
India". As it legitimately put it, "after the atrocity against the
Constitution in Goa we trust everyone has got the answer to the question as
to why the great Shivaji Patil, Home Minister of India, no less, had
previously dismissed the Governors appointed by the Vajpayee government". It
pays, said the paper, "to have puppets in the Raj Bhavan". The Congress
leadership should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. So should Jamir. But
shame is not part of the Congress vocabulary. Jamir showed singular lack of
understanding of the rules of the game. Therefore, said 'The Free Press
Journal' quite correctly, Jamir must go.

According to The Hindu, the "hurried swearing-in" of the Congress leader
Pratap Singh Rane "probably reflects the desire of the Congress Party... to
avoid the imposition of President's Rule that would take the issue to
Parliament and to the national level". Why "probably"? Congress does not
want to take chances. The Governor's action was high-handed, indefensible
and downright unprincipled. Sahara Time tried to be more balanced. It was
critical of Speaker Vishwas Satarkar, to maintain that both he and the
Governor "cannot escape the charge of constitutional impropriety and
subverting the spirit of democracy" while at the same time asserting that
"it is difficult to see any reason for the tearing hurry which the Governor
displayed in discounting the vote of confidence and dismissing the
government."

Said the paper: "The Governor has no constitutional right to decide the
validity of the vote of confidence in an assembly... Jamir's decision is
unprecedented in India's constitutional history in the sense that he has
dared to nullify a Speaker's decision, whose legality could only be
challenged by the judiciary". Even The Asian Age (February 6) was highly
critical of the Congress and the Governor of its choice. The paper said that
the dismissal of the government "is a travesty of the provisions of the
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise". But what else does one expect from a party which is supposedly
led by a tyaagi? Said The Asian Age: The Congress party is so keen to
establish its control over the states that the means have become secondary
to the ends." For good measure, the paper added: "Goa is a small case in
point, but the confusion therein is indicative of the chaos that can be
created by decisions that are both arbitrary and authoritarian. Ambition in
politics is desirable but unbridled ambition running amuck can jeopardise
constitutional polity". As if Sonia Gandhi cares for constitutional polity
or propriety. To her politics and power seem to be synonymous. The Indian
Express (February 4) was equally critical of Congress. Conceding that "Goa
represents a breakdown not only of democracy, but also of institutional
propriety" the paper said that "the Congress has had a rather dishonourable
history in this regard".

That must be the understatement of the year. But like most other papers, the
Express, too, tried to be 'balanced'. It said: "There was murky absurdity to
proceedings. It was not clear to which party some legislators belonged.
Obscure rules were involved to disqualify MLAs and the final vote count
registered had little plausibility. Then the Governor compounded matters by
dismissing the government and installing a new one. Even if he had reasons
to doubt the integrity of the confidence motion, he could have called for
another vote. Or he could have taken time to consider all options, including
fresh elections". But fancy Congress trying to be fair. The very fact that
it dismissed four governors as soon as it came to power indicated that it
had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying in power is all.

That is some tyaag. The word is being rapidly turned into a huge joke. The
truth is that the law is being constantly broken with impunity by
politicians. And this has been noticed frequently in recent times in Bihar.
The Supreme Court had recently held that the factum of pendency of an appeal
against conviction was irrelevant and inconsequential if, on a given date of
filing nomination, a conviction existed. In such a situation a person
whether he was a sitting MLA or not was debarred from contesting the polls.

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Gabe Menezes
2005-02-21 11:56:32 UTC
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On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:06:55 +0530, Sachin Phadte
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise".
RESPONSE: It more than amply clear that the BJP having lost their
majority and the mandate to Govern, were unashamedly trying to cling
to power, by any means available to them including the debarring of
Neri. Furthermore, it is is clear to all but the BJP and their
supporters that Neri was an Independent. This piece of information was
public knowledge. Many instances of his status as an independent,
were quoted in the press. If this was not the case, the BJP should
have made it clear and enlightened the public by declaring that Neri
did belong to the BJP party. The sham that is taking place now, under
the auspices of the BJP heirarchy is nothing short of disgraceful and
drowning men clinging to straws. The person responsible for forging
Neri's signature should be thrown into Fort Aguada jail and the keys
should be thrown into the Arabian sea. Furthermore the Speaker should
be hung, quartered and drawn.

Perhaps it would be in the interests of Goa and the Goan people if Goa
was ruled from Delhi.

cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Wimbledon, England.
Tariq Siddiqui
2005-02-21 23:10:48 UTC
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Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch
Post by Sachin Phadte
The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.
Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister
When was this? Parrikar and straigtforward?

MV Kamath is just another BJP hack that is upset at the dwindling fortunes of his
party.

-Tariq



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Sachin Phadte
2005-02-21 06:00:04 UTC
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Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch

The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.


Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister may have
been a little too harsh. But it was faced with the problem of dealing with a
man charged with corruption and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural
land into commercial for monetary considerations. Chief Minister Parrikar
should have been congratulated for showing the courage to deal with such a
character. One can understand the dismay of the Speaker in this situation.
But he, too, has been accused of high-handedness.

High-handed action

The Hindu (February 4) accused the Speaker of 'partisanship'. Granting that,
was the role of the Governor, S.C. Jamir any less partisan? The Free Press
Journal spoke the truth when it said that it is a pity that "they wouldn't
dismiss the Governor of Goa for his atrocious assault on the Constitution of
India". As it legitimately put it, "after the atrocity against the
Constitution in Goa we trust everyone has got the answer to the question as
to why the great Shivaji Patil, Home Minister of India, no less, had
previously dismissed the Governors appointed by the Vajpayee government". It
pays, said the paper, "to have puppets in the Raj Bhavan". The Congress
leadership should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. So should Jamir. But
shame is not part of the Congress vocabulary. Jamir showed singular lack of
understanding of the rules of the game. Therefore, said 'The Free Press
Journal' quite correctly, Jamir must go.

According to The Hindu, the "hurried swearing-in" of the Congress leader
Pratap Singh Rane "probably reflects the desire of the Congress Party... to
avoid the imposition of President's Rule that would take the issue to
Parliament and to the national level". Why "probably"? Congress does not
want to take chances. The Governor's action was high-handed, indefensible
and downright unprincipled. Sahara Time tried to be more balanced. It was
critical of Speaker Vishwas Satarkar, to maintain that both he and the
Governor "cannot escape the charge of constitutional impropriety and
subverting the spirit of democracy" while at the same time asserting that
"it is difficult to see any reason for the tearing hurry which the Governor
displayed in discounting the vote of confidence and dismissing the
government."

Said the paper: "The Governor has no constitutional right to decide the
validity of the vote of confidence in an assembly... Jamir's decision is
unprecedented in India's constitutional history in the sense that he has
dared to nullify a Speaker's decision, whose legality could only be
challenged by the judiciary". Even The Asian Age (February 6) was highly
critical of the Congress and the Governor of its choice. The paper said that
the dismissal of the government "is a travesty of the provisions of the
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise". But what else does one expect from a party which is supposedly
led by a tyaagi? Said The Asian Age: The Congress party is so keen to
establish its control over the states that the means have become secondary
to the ends." For good measure, the paper added: "Goa is a small case in
point, but the confusion therein is indicative of the chaos that can be
created by decisions that are both arbitrary and authoritarian. Ambition in
politics is desirable but unbridled ambition running amuck can jeopardise
constitutional polity". As if Sonia Gandhi cares for constitutional polity
or propriety. To her politics and power seem to be synonymous. The Indian
Express (February 4) was equally critical of Congress. Conceding that "Goa
represents a breakdown not only of democracy, but also of institutional
propriety" the paper said that "the Congress has had a rather dishonourable
history in this regard".

That must be the understatement of the year. But like most other papers, the
Express, too, tried to be 'balanced'. It said: "There was murky absurdity to
proceedings. It was not clear to which party some legislators belonged.
Obscure rules were involved to disqualify MLAs and the final vote count
registered had little plausibility. Then the Governor compounded matters by
dismissing the government and installing a new one. Even if he had reasons
to doubt the integrity of the confidence motion, he could have called for
another vote. Or he could have taken time to consider all options, including
fresh elections". But fancy Congress trying to be fair. The very fact that
it dismissed four governors as soon as it came to power indicated that it
had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying in power is all.

That is some tyaag. The word is being rapidly turned into a huge joke. The
truth is that the law is being constantly broken with impunity by
politicians. And this has been noticed frequently in recent times in Bihar.
The Supreme Court had recently held that the factum of pendency of an appeal
against conviction was irrelevant and inconsequential if, on a given date of
filing nomination, a conviction existed. In such a situation a person
whether he was a sitting MLA or not was debarred from contesting the polls.

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Gabe Menezes
2005-02-21 11:56:32 UTC
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On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:06:55 +0530, Sachin Phadte
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise".
RESPONSE: It more than amply clear that the BJP having lost their
majority and the mandate to Govern, were unashamedly trying to cling
to power, by any means available to them including the debarring of
Neri. Furthermore, it is is clear to all but the BJP and their
supporters that Neri was an Independent. This piece of information was
public knowledge. Many instances of his status as an independent,
were quoted in the press. If this was not the case, the BJP should
have made it clear and enlightened the public by declaring that Neri
did belong to the BJP party. The sham that is taking place now, under
the auspices of the BJP heirarchy is nothing short of disgraceful and
drowning men clinging to straws. The person responsible for forging
Neri's signature should be thrown into Fort Aguada jail and the keys
should be thrown into the Arabian sea. Furthermore the Speaker should
be hung, quartered and drawn.

Perhaps it would be in the interests of Goa and the Goan people if Goa
was ruled from Delhi.

cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Wimbledon, England.
Tariq Siddiqui
2005-02-21 23:10:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch
Post by Sachin Phadte
The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.
Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister
When was this? Parrikar and straigtforward?

MV Kamath is just another BJP hack that is upset at the dwindling fortunes of his
party.

-Tariq



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Sachin Phadte
2005-02-21 06:00:04 UTC
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Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch

The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.


Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister may have
been a little too harsh. But it was faced with the problem of dealing with a
man charged with corruption and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural
land into commercial for monetary considerations. Chief Minister Parrikar
should have been congratulated for showing the courage to deal with such a
character. One can understand the dismay of the Speaker in this situation.
But he, too, has been accused of high-handedness.

High-handed action

The Hindu (February 4) accused the Speaker of 'partisanship'. Granting that,
was the role of the Governor, S.C. Jamir any less partisan? The Free Press
Journal spoke the truth when it said that it is a pity that "they wouldn't
dismiss the Governor of Goa for his atrocious assault on the Constitution of
India". As it legitimately put it, "after the atrocity against the
Constitution in Goa we trust everyone has got the answer to the question as
to why the great Shivaji Patil, Home Minister of India, no less, had
previously dismissed the Governors appointed by the Vajpayee government". It
pays, said the paper, "to have puppets in the Raj Bhavan". The Congress
leadership should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. So should Jamir. But
shame is not part of the Congress vocabulary. Jamir showed singular lack of
understanding of the rules of the game. Therefore, said 'The Free Press
Journal' quite correctly, Jamir must go.

According to The Hindu, the "hurried swearing-in" of the Congress leader
Pratap Singh Rane "probably reflects the desire of the Congress Party... to
avoid the imposition of President's Rule that would take the issue to
Parliament and to the national level". Why "probably"? Congress does not
want to take chances. The Governor's action was high-handed, indefensible
and downright unprincipled. Sahara Time tried to be more balanced. It was
critical of Speaker Vishwas Satarkar, to maintain that both he and the
Governor "cannot escape the charge of constitutional impropriety and
subverting the spirit of democracy" while at the same time asserting that
"it is difficult to see any reason for the tearing hurry which the Governor
displayed in discounting the vote of confidence and dismissing the
government."

Said the paper: "The Governor has no constitutional right to decide the
validity of the vote of confidence in an assembly... Jamir's decision is
unprecedented in India's constitutional history in the sense that he has
dared to nullify a Speaker's decision, whose legality could only be
challenged by the judiciary". Even The Asian Age (February 6) was highly
critical of the Congress and the Governor of its choice. The paper said that
the dismissal of the government "is a travesty of the provisions of the
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise". But what else does one expect from a party which is supposedly
led by a tyaagi? Said The Asian Age: The Congress party is so keen to
establish its control over the states that the means have become secondary
to the ends." For good measure, the paper added: "Goa is a small case in
point, but the confusion therein is indicative of the chaos that can be
created by decisions that are both arbitrary and authoritarian. Ambition in
politics is desirable but unbridled ambition running amuck can jeopardise
constitutional polity". As if Sonia Gandhi cares for constitutional polity
or propriety. To her politics and power seem to be synonymous. The Indian
Express (February 4) was equally critical of Congress. Conceding that "Goa
represents a breakdown not only of democracy, but also of institutional
propriety" the paper said that "the Congress has had a rather dishonourable
history in this regard".

That must be the understatement of the year. But like most other papers, the
Express, too, tried to be 'balanced'. It said: "There was murky absurdity to
proceedings. It was not clear to which party some legislators belonged.
Obscure rules were involved to disqualify MLAs and the final vote count
registered had little plausibility. Then the Governor compounded matters by
dismissing the government and installing a new one. Even if he had reasons
to doubt the integrity of the confidence motion, he could have called for
another vote. Or he could have taken time to consider all options, including
fresh elections". But fancy Congress trying to be fair. The very fact that
it dismissed four governors as soon as it came to power indicated that it
had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying in power is all.

That is some tyaag. The word is being rapidly turned into a huge joke. The
truth is that the law is being constantly broken with impunity by
politicians. And this has been noticed frequently in recent times in Bihar.
The Supreme Court had recently held that the factum of pendency of an appeal
against conviction was irrelevant and inconsequential if, on a given date of
filing nomination, a conviction existed. In such a situation a person
whether he was a sitting MLA or not was debarred from contesting the polls.

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Gabe Menezes
2005-02-21 11:56:32 UTC
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On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:06:55 +0530, Sachin Phadte
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise".
RESPONSE: It more than amply clear that the BJP having lost their
majority and the mandate to Govern, were unashamedly trying to cling
to power, by any means available to them including the debarring of
Neri. Furthermore, it is is clear to all but the BJP and their
supporters that Neri was an Independent. This piece of information was
public knowledge. Many instances of his status as an independent,
were quoted in the press. If this was not the case, the BJP should
have made it clear and enlightened the public by declaring that Neri
did belong to the BJP party. The sham that is taking place now, under
the auspices of the BJP heirarchy is nothing short of disgraceful and
drowning men clinging to straws. The person responsible for forging
Neri's signature should be thrown into Fort Aguada jail and the keys
should be thrown into the Arabian sea. Furthermore the Speaker should
be hung, quartered and drawn.

Perhaps it would be in the interests of Goa and the Goan people if Goa
was ruled from Delhi.

cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Wimbledon, England.
Tariq Siddiqui
2005-02-21 23:10:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch
Post by Sachin Phadte
The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.
Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister
When was this? Parrikar and straigtforward?

MV Kamath is just another BJP hack that is upset at the dwindling fortunes of his
party.

-Tariq



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Sachin Phadte
2005-02-21 06:00:04 UTC
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Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch

The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.


Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister may have
been a little too harsh. But it was faced with the problem of dealing with a
man charged with corruption and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural
land into commercial for monetary considerations. Chief Minister Parrikar
should have been congratulated for showing the courage to deal with such a
character. One can understand the dismay of the Speaker in this situation.
But he, too, has been accused of high-handedness.

High-handed action

The Hindu (February 4) accused the Speaker of 'partisanship'. Granting that,
was the role of the Governor, S.C. Jamir any less partisan? The Free Press
Journal spoke the truth when it said that it is a pity that "they wouldn't
dismiss the Governor of Goa for his atrocious assault on the Constitution of
India". As it legitimately put it, "after the atrocity against the
Constitution in Goa we trust everyone has got the answer to the question as
to why the great Shivaji Patil, Home Minister of India, no less, had
previously dismissed the Governors appointed by the Vajpayee government". It
pays, said the paper, "to have puppets in the Raj Bhavan". The Congress
leadership should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. So should Jamir. But
shame is not part of the Congress vocabulary. Jamir showed singular lack of
understanding of the rules of the game. Therefore, said 'The Free Press
Journal' quite correctly, Jamir must go.

According to The Hindu, the "hurried swearing-in" of the Congress leader
Pratap Singh Rane "probably reflects the desire of the Congress Party... to
avoid the imposition of President's Rule that would take the issue to
Parliament and to the national level". Why "probably"? Congress does not
want to take chances. The Governor's action was high-handed, indefensible
and downright unprincipled. Sahara Time tried to be more balanced. It was
critical of Speaker Vishwas Satarkar, to maintain that both he and the
Governor "cannot escape the charge of constitutional impropriety and
subverting the spirit of democracy" while at the same time asserting that
"it is difficult to see any reason for the tearing hurry which the Governor
displayed in discounting the vote of confidence and dismissing the
government."

Said the paper: "The Governor has no constitutional right to decide the
validity of the vote of confidence in an assembly... Jamir's decision is
unprecedented in India's constitutional history in the sense that he has
dared to nullify a Speaker's decision, whose legality could only be
challenged by the judiciary". Even The Asian Age (February 6) was highly
critical of the Congress and the Governor of its choice. The paper said that
the dismissal of the government "is a travesty of the provisions of the
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise". But what else does one expect from a party which is supposedly
led by a tyaagi? Said The Asian Age: The Congress party is so keen to
establish its control over the states that the means have become secondary
to the ends." For good measure, the paper added: "Goa is a small case in
point, but the confusion therein is indicative of the chaos that can be
created by decisions that are both arbitrary and authoritarian. Ambition in
politics is desirable but unbridled ambition running amuck can jeopardise
constitutional polity". As if Sonia Gandhi cares for constitutional polity
or propriety. To her politics and power seem to be synonymous. The Indian
Express (February 4) was equally critical of Congress. Conceding that "Goa
represents a breakdown not only of democracy, but also of institutional
propriety" the paper said that "the Congress has had a rather dishonourable
history in this regard".

That must be the understatement of the year. But like most other papers, the
Express, too, tried to be 'balanced'. It said: "There was murky absurdity to
proceedings. It was not clear to which party some legislators belonged.
Obscure rules were involved to disqualify MLAs and the final vote count
registered had little plausibility. Then the Governor compounded matters by
dismissing the government and installing a new one. Even if he had reasons
to doubt the integrity of the confidence motion, he could have called for
another vote. Or he could have taken time to consider all options, including
fresh elections". But fancy Congress trying to be fair. The very fact that
it dismissed four governors as soon as it came to power indicated that it
had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying in power is all.

That is some tyaag. The word is being rapidly turned into a huge joke. The
truth is that the law is being constantly broken with impunity by
politicians. And this has been noticed frequently in recent times in Bihar.
The Supreme Court had recently held that the factum of pendency of an appeal
against conviction was irrelevant and inconsequential if, on a given date of
filing nomination, a conviction existed. In such a situation a person
whether he was a sitting MLA or not was debarred from contesting the polls.

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2005-02-21 11:56:32 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:06:55 +0530, Sachin Phadte
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise".
RESPONSE: It more than amply clear that the BJP having lost their
majority and the mandate to Govern, were unashamedly trying to cling
to power, by any means available to them including the debarring of
Neri. Furthermore, it is is clear to all but the BJP and their
supporters that Neri was an Independent. This piece of information was
public knowledge. Many instances of his status as an independent,
were quoted in the press. If this was not the case, the BJP should
have made it clear and enlightened the public by declaring that Neri
did belong to the BJP party. The sham that is taking place now, under
the auspices of the BJP heirarchy is nothing short of disgraceful and
drowning men clinging to straws. The person responsible for forging
Neri's signature should be thrown into Fort Aguada jail and the keys
should be thrown into the Arabian sea. Furthermore the Speaker should
be hung, quartered and drawn.

Perhaps it would be in the interests of Goa and the Goan people if Goa
was ruled from Delhi.

cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Wimbledon, England.
Tariq Siddiqui
2005-02-21 23:10:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch
Post by Sachin Phadte
The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.
Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister
When was this? Parrikar and straigtforward?

MV Kamath is just another BJP hack that is upset at the dwindling fortunes of his
party.

-Tariq



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2005-02-21 06:00:04 UTC
Permalink
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch

The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.


Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister may have
been a little too harsh. But it was faced with the problem of dealing with a
man charged with corruption and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural
land into commercial for monetary considerations. Chief Minister Parrikar
should have been congratulated for showing the courage to deal with such a
character. One can understand the dismay of the Speaker in this situation.
But he, too, has been accused of high-handedness.

High-handed action

The Hindu (February 4) accused the Speaker of 'partisanship'. Granting that,
was the role of the Governor, S.C. Jamir any less partisan? The Free Press
Journal spoke the truth when it said that it is a pity that "they wouldn't
dismiss the Governor of Goa for his atrocious assault on the Constitution of
India". As it legitimately put it, "after the atrocity against the
Constitution in Goa we trust everyone has got the answer to the question as
to why the great Shivaji Patil, Home Minister of India, no less, had
previously dismissed the Governors appointed by the Vajpayee government". It
pays, said the paper, "to have puppets in the Raj Bhavan". The Congress
leadership should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. So should Jamir. But
shame is not part of the Congress vocabulary. Jamir showed singular lack of
understanding of the rules of the game. Therefore, said 'The Free Press
Journal' quite correctly, Jamir must go.

According to The Hindu, the "hurried swearing-in" of the Congress leader
Pratap Singh Rane "probably reflects the desire of the Congress Party... to
avoid the imposition of President's Rule that would take the issue to
Parliament and to the national level". Why "probably"? Congress does not
want to take chances. The Governor's action was high-handed, indefensible
and downright unprincipled. Sahara Time tried to be more balanced. It was
critical of Speaker Vishwas Satarkar, to maintain that both he and the
Governor "cannot escape the charge of constitutional impropriety and
subverting the spirit of democracy" while at the same time asserting that
"it is difficult to see any reason for the tearing hurry which the Governor
displayed in discounting the vote of confidence and dismissing the
government."

Said the paper: "The Governor has no constitutional right to decide the
validity of the vote of confidence in an assembly... Jamir's decision is
unprecedented in India's constitutional history in the sense that he has
dared to nullify a Speaker's decision, whose legality could only be
challenged by the judiciary". Even The Asian Age (February 6) was highly
critical of the Congress and the Governor of its choice. The paper said that
the dismissal of the government "is a travesty of the provisions of the
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise". But what else does one expect from a party which is supposedly
led by a tyaagi? Said The Asian Age: The Congress party is so keen to
establish its control over the states that the means have become secondary
to the ends." For good measure, the paper added: "Goa is a small case in
point, but the confusion therein is indicative of the chaos that can be
created by decisions that are both arbitrary and authoritarian. Ambition in
politics is desirable but unbridled ambition running amuck can jeopardise
constitutional polity". As if Sonia Gandhi cares for constitutional polity
or propriety. To her politics and power seem to be synonymous. The Indian
Express (February 4) was equally critical of Congress. Conceding that "Goa
represents a breakdown not only of democracy, but also of institutional
propriety" the paper said that "the Congress has had a rather dishonourable
history in this regard".

That must be the understatement of the year. But like most other papers, the
Express, too, tried to be 'balanced'. It said: "There was murky absurdity to
proceedings. It was not clear to which party some legislators belonged.
Obscure rules were involved to disqualify MLAs and the final vote count
registered had little plausibility. Then the Governor compounded matters by
dismissing the government and installing a new one. Even if he had reasons
to doubt the integrity of the confidence motion, he could have called for
another vote. Or he could have taken time to consider all options, including
fresh elections". But fancy Congress trying to be fair. The very fact that
it dismissed four governors as soon as it came to power indicated that it
had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying in power is all.

That is some tyaag. The word is being rapidly turned into a huge joke. The
truth is that the law is being constantly broken with impunity by
politicians. And this has been noticed frequently in recent times in Bihar.
The Supreme Court had recently held that the factum of pendency of an appeal
against conviction was irrelevant and inconsequential if, on a given date of
filing nomination, a conviction existed. In such a situation a person
whether he was a sitting MLA or not was debarred from contesting the polls.

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Gabe Menezes
2005-02-21 11:56:32 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:06:55 +0530, Sachin Phadte
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise".
RESPONSE: It more than amply clear that the BJP having lost their
majority and the mandate to Govern, were unashamedly trying to cling
to power, by any means available to them including the debarring of
Neri. Furthermore, it is is clear to all but the BJP and their
supporters that Neri was an Independent. This piece of information was
public knowledge. Many instances of his status as an independent,
were quoted in the press. If this was not the case, the BJP should
have made it clear and enlightened the public by declaring that Neri
did belong to the BJP party. The sham that is taking place now, under
the auspices of the BJP heirarchy is nothing short of disgraceful and
drowning men clinging to straws. The person responsible for forging
Neri's signature should be thrown into Fort Aguada jail and the keys
should be thrown into the Arabian sea. Furthermore the Speaker should
be hung, quartered and drawn.

Perhaps it would be in the interests of Goa and the Goan people if Goa
was ruled from Delhi.

cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Wimbledon, England.
Tariq Siddiqui
2005-02-21 23:10:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch
Post by Sachin Phadte
The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.
Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister
When was this? Parrikar and straigtforward?

MV Kamath is just another BJP hack that is upset at the dwindling fortunes of his
party.

-Tariq



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2005-02-21 06:00:04 UTC
Permalink
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch

The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.


Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister may have
been a little too harsh. But it was faced with the problem of dealing with a
man charged with corruption and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural
land into commercial for monetary considerations. Chief Minister Parrikar
should have been congratulated for showing the courage to deal with such a
character. One can understand the dismay of the Speaker in this situation.
But he, too, has been accused of high-handedness.

High-handed action

The Hindu (February 4) accused the Speaker of 'partisanship'. Granting that,
was the role of the Governor, S.C. Jamir any less partisan? The Free Press
Journal spoke the truth when it said that it is a pity that "they wouldn't
dismiss the Governor of Goa for his atrocious assault on the Constitution of
India". As it legitimately put it, "after the atrocity against the
Constitution in Goa we trust everyone has got the answer to the question as
to why the great Shivaji Patil, Home Minister of India, no less, had
previously dismissed the Governors appointed by the Vajpayee government". It
pays, said the paper, "to have puppets in the Raj Bhavan". The Congress
leadership should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. So should Jamir. But
shame is not part of the Congress vocabulary. Jamir showed singular lack of
understanding of the rules of the game. Therefore, said 'The Free Press
Journal' quite correctly, Jamir must go.

According to The Hindu, the "hurried swearing-in" of the Congress leader
Pratap Singh Rane "probably reflects the desire of the Congress Party... to
avoid the imposition of President's Rule that would take the issue to
Parliament and to the national level". Why "probably"? Congress does not
want to take chances. The Governor's action was high-handed, indefensible
and downright unprincipled. Sahara Time tried to be more balanced. It was
critical of Speaker Vishwas Satarkar, to maintain that both he and the
Governor "cannot escape the charge of constitutional impropriety and
subverting the spirit of democracy" while at the same time asserting that
"it is difficult to see any reason for the tearing hurry which the Governor
displayed in discounting the vote of confidence and dismissing the
government."

Said the paper: "The Governor has no constitutional right to decide the
validity of the vote of confidence in an assembly... Jamir's decision is
unprecedented in India's constitutional history in the sense that he has
dared to nullify a Speaker's decision, whose legality could only be
challenged by the judiciary". Even The Asian Age (February 6) was highly
critical of the Congress and the Governor of its choice. The paper said that
the dismissal of the government "is a travesty of the provisions of the
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise". But what else does one expect from a party which is supposedly
led by a tyaagi? Said The Asian Age: The Congress party is so keen to
establish its control over the states that the means have become secondary
to the ends." For good measure, the paper added: "Goa is a small case in
point, but the confusion therein is indicative of the chaos that can be
created by decisions that are both arbitrary and authoritarian. Ambition in
politics is desirable but unbridled ambition running amuck can jeopardise
constitutional polity". As if Sonia Gandhi cares for constitutional polity
or propriety. To her politics and power seem to be synonymous. The Indian
Express (February 4) was equally critical of Congress. Conceding that "Goa
represents a breakdown not only of democracy, but also of institutional
propriety" the paper said that "the Congress has had a rather dishonourable
history in this regard".

That must be the understatement of the year. But like most other papers, the
Express, too, tried to be 'balanced'. It said: "There was murky absurdity to
proceedings. It was not clear to which party some legislators belonged.
Obscure rules were involved to disqualify MLAs and the final vote count
registered had little plausibility. Then the Governor compounded matters by
dismissing the government and installing a new one. Even if he had reasons
to doubt the integrity of the confidence motion, he could have called for
another vote. Or he could have taken time to consider all options, including
fresh elections". But fancy Congress trying to be fair. The very fact that
it dismissed four governors as soon as it came to power indicated that it
had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying in power is all.

That is some tyaag. The word is being rapidly turned into a huge joke. The
truth is that the law is being constantly broken with impunity by
politicians. And this has been noticed frequently in recent times in Bihar.
The Supreme Court had recently held that the factum of pendency of an appeal
against conviction was irrelevant and inconsequential if, on a given date of
filing nomination, a conviction existed. In such a situation a person
whether he was a sitting MLA or not was debarred from contesting the polls.

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Gabe Menezes
2005-02-21 11:56:32 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:06:55 +0530, Sachin Phadte
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise".
RESPONSE: It more than amply clear that the BJP having lost their
majority and the mandate to Govern, were unashamedly trying to cling
to power, by any means available to them including the debarring of
Neri. Furthermore, it is is clear to all but the BJP and their
supporters that Neri was an Independent. This piece of information was
public knowledge. Many instances of his status as an independent,
were quoted in the press. If this was not the case, the BJP should
have made it clear and enlightened the public by declaring that Neri
did belong to the BJP party. The sham that is taking place now, under
the auspices of the BJP heirarchy is nothing short of disgraceful and
drowning men clinging to straws. The person responsible for forging
Neri's signature should be thrown into Fort Aguada jail and the keys
should be thrown into the Arabian sea. Furthermore the Speaker should
be hung, quartered and drawn.

Perhaps it would be in the interests of Goa and the Goan people if Goa
was ruled from Delhi.

cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Wimbledon, England.
Tariq Siddiqui
2005-02-21 23:10:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch
Post by Sachin Phadte
The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.
Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister
When was this? Parrikar and straigtforward?

MV Kamath is just another BJP hack that is upset at the dwindling fortunes of his
party.

-Tariq



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Sachin Phadte
2005-02-21 06:00:04 UTC
Permalink
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch

The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.


Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister may have
been a little too harsh. But it was faced with the problem of dealing with a
man charged with corruption and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural
land into commercial for monetary considerations. Chief Minister Parrikar
should have been congratulated for showing the courage to deal with such a
character. One can understand the dismay of the Speaker in this situation.
But he, too, has been accused of high-handedness.

High-handed action

The Hindu (February 4) accused the Speaker of 'partisanship'. Granting that,
was the role of the Governor, S.C. Jamir any less partisan? The Free Press
Journal spoke the truth when it said that it is a pity that "they wouldn't
dismiss the Governor of Goa for his atrocious assault on the Constitution of
India". As it legitimately put it, "after the atrocity against the
Constitution in Goa we trust everyone has got the answer to the question as
to why the great Shivaji Patil, Home Minister of India, no less, had
previously dismissed the Governors appointed by the Vajpayee government". It
pays, said the paper, "to have puppets in the Raj Bhavan". The Congress
leadership should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. So should Jamir. But
shame is not part of the Congress vocabulary. Jamir showed singular lack of
understanding of the rules of the game. Therefore, said 'The Free Press
Journal' quite correctly, Jamir must go.

According to The Hindu, the "hurried swearing-in" of the Congress leader
Pratap Singh Rane "probably reflects the desire of the Congress Party... to
avoid the imposition of President's Rule that would take the issue to
Parliament and to the national level". Why "probably"? Congress does not
want to take chances. The Governor's action was high-handed, indefensible
and downright unprincipled. Sahara Time tried to be more balanced. It was
critical of Speaker Vishwas Satarkar, to maintain that both he and the
Governor "cannot escape the charge of constitutional impropriety and
subverting the spirit of democracy" while at the same time asserting that
"it is difficult to see any reason for the tearing hurry which the Governor
displayed in discounting the vote of confidence and dismissing the
government."

Said the paper: "The Governor has no constitutional right to decide the
validity of the vote of confidence in an assembly... Jamir's decision is
unprecedented in India's constitutional history in the sense that he has
dared to nullify a Speaker's decision, whose legality could only be
challenged by the judiciary". Even The Asian Age (February 6) was highly
critical of the Congress and the Governor of its choice. The paper said that
the dismissal of the government "is a travesty of the provisions of the
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise". But what else does one expect from a party which is supposedly
led by a tyaagi? Said The Asian Age: The Congress party is so keen to
establish its control over the states that the means have become secondary
to the ends." For good measure, the paper added: "Goa is a small case in
point, but the confusion therein is indicative of the chaos that can be
created by decisions that are both arbitrary and authoritarian. Ambition in
politics is desirable but unbridled ambition running amuck can jeopardise
constitutional polity". As if Sonia Gandhi cares for constitutional polity
or propriety. To her politics and power seem to be synonymous. The Indian
Express (February 4) was equally critical of Congress. Conceding that "Goa
represents a breakdown not only of democracy, but also of institutional
propriety" the paper said that "the Congress has had a rather dishonourable
history in this regard".

That must be the understatement of the year. But like most other papers, the
Express, too, tried to be 'balanced'. It said: "There was murky absurdity to
proceedings. It was not clear to which party some legislators belonged.
Obscure rules were involved to disqualify MLAs and the final vote count
registered had little plausibility. Then the Governor compounded matters by
dismissing the government and installing a new one. Even if he had reasons
to doubt the integrity of the confidence motion, he could have called for
another vote. Or he could have taken time to consider all options, including
fresh elections". But fancy Congress trying to be fair. The very fact that
it dismissed four governors as soon as it came to power indicated that it
had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying in power is all.

That is some tyaag. The word is being rapidly turned into a huge joke. The
truth is that the law is being constantly broken with impunity by
politicians. And this has been noticed frequently in recent times in Bihar.
The Supreme Court had recently held that the factum of pendency of an appeal
against conviction was irrelevant and inconsequential if, on a given date of
filing nomination, a conviction existed. In such a situation a person
whether he was a sitting MLA or not was debarred from contesting the polls.

_________________________________________________________________
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Gabe Menezes
2005-02-21 11:56:32 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:06:55 +0530, Sachin Phadte
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
Constitution" and Goa has been plunged into a crisis "with the Congress
party having decided to gain power by any means, constitutional or
otherwise".
RESPONSE: It more than amply clear that the BJP having lost their
majority and the mandate to Govern, were unashamedly trying to cling
to power, by any means available to them including the debarring of
Neri. Furthermore, it is is clear to all but the BJP and their
supporters that Neri was an Independent. This piece of information was
public knowledge. Many instances of his status as an independent,
were quoted in the press. If this was not the case, the BJP should
have made it clear and enlightened the public by declaring that Neri
did belong to the BJP party. The sham that is taking place now, under
the auspices of the BJP heirarchy is nothing short of disgraceful and
drowning men clinging to straws. The person responsible for forging
Neri's signature should be thrown into Fort Aguada jail and the keys
should be thrown into the Arabian sea. Furthermore the Speaker should
be hung, quartered and drawn.

Perhaps it would be in the interests of Goa and the Goan people if Goa
was ruled from Delhi.

cheers,

Gabe Menezes.
Wimbledon, England.
Tariq Siddiqui
2005-02-21 23:10:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Sachin Phadte
Media Watch - The Governor of Goa
M.V. Kamath
Friday, February 18, 2005 11:45:21 IST
http://www.cybernoon.com/DisplayArticle.asp?section=fromthepress&subsection=editorials&xfile=February2005_mediawatch_standard95&child=mediawatch
Post by Sachin Phadte
The very fact that Congress dismissed four governors as soon as it came to
power indicated that it had respect neither for law nor propriety. Staying
in power is all.
Talk of tyaag - sacrifice. If there is one thing the Congress - and its
effete leadership - is incapable of promoting, it is tyaag. The Congress
wants power, naked power and is willing to go to any length to command it.
The recent dismissal of the BJP-led Goa government by a highly irresponsible
Governor, appointed, as everyone knows, by the Congress, is a case in point.
The Parikkar government led by a straight-forward Chief Minister
When was this? Parrikar and straigtforward?

MV Kamath is just another BJP hack that is upset at the dwindling fortunes of his
party.

-Tariq



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