x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Advanced Light Helicopter Mk III, built for high-altitude operations, officially joins Indian Army | Assam: 18 dead, 47 fall ill after consuming spurious liquor in Golaghat district | UNSC delays statement on Pulwama attack after China's objection: Sources | Three killed, one injured in landslides in Poonch, Reasi | Avalanche damages 30 houses in Jammu & Kashmir | Day curfew relaxed in Jammu, overall situation peaceful | Traffic movement suspended on Jammu-Srinagar highway | Weather likely to improve in Jammu and Kashmir | J-K govt moves SC seeking transfer of 7 Pakistani terrorists from Jammu jail to Tihar | Farmers stop exporting tomatoes to Pakistan in wake of Pulwama attack | PM Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize, dedicates it to the nation | Sopore encounter: One terrorist dead, exchange of fire continues | Why should Muftis, Abdullahs continue to enjoy Z-Plus security cover, ask nationalists | Black list leaders with separatist leanings from contesting elections | Top bureaucrats tow their PS along to every new place of posting | Police administration attempts to fix non- performers | Sentry opens fire after noticing suspicious movement near army camp | DSS seeks revocation of cases against Army jawans | Two persons killed, another injured as landslide sweeps vehicle in Poonch | ASI acquitted of corruption charges | Farooq dismayed over Guv administration's "laid back attitude" | BSF officer shoots self dead in Poonch | Atmosphere for talks with Pak not possible if incidents like Pulwama take place: Omar Abdullah | Police rescues 6 labourers from Nikki Tawi | Nehru gifted POJK to Pakistan: AICTF | Rising urbanization: Not in the pink of health | India Fights Pakistan at Pulwama and International Court of justice | Do we really listen?????? | SAC approves draft amendments in JK Reservation Act-2014 | No scope for bilateral talks | Forces in Kashmir to get vehicle barriers, laser dazzlers to prevent more Pulwama-like attacks | Mebooba could not get guts to visit residence of martyr Nazir Ahmed | J&K Grameen Bank organises Financial Literacy awareness programmes | Administration assures accommodation, food arrangements for stranded passengers | Virat Matra Pitra poojan held | VVPAT awareness programme organized | Candle march in respect of CRPF Martyrs' organised | Various organizations take out candle march | Cong pays tributes to CRPF martyrs, holds prayer meet | Natrang's acclaimed Dogri play to feature in National Theatre Festival | Delhi Public School Udhampur bid farewell to class XIIth | IIM celebrates "Mother language day" | Students of GDC Ramnagar felicitated | Police, Revenue officials fail to act against powerful land grabbers | Waqf Board Employees seeks replacement of CEO | Thousands of teachers without salaries for last five months | Students, Businessmen fume over choked internet | ACB asks Principal Secretary to initiate enquiry against then I/C MD JK cements | Unemployed youth castigate casual approach of Higher Education department | ED fails to achieve Samarga Shiksha target as financial year nears end | JK officials to study solar power policies of various states | Lethpora Fidayeen attack likely to cast a shadow on holding of parliamentary, assembly polls in Kashmir | Transfer scandal hits Education Department Doda | AICTF pays tribute to CRPF martyrs | JKNPP alleges BJP scared of Assembly polls | Days of Anti-National in Jammu are over: Slathia | Police registers FIR in 'anti-national' sloganeering case in Nowabad | Pakistan violates ceasefire for third consecutive day | Prosecutirx turns hostile, leads to acquittal of 6 in rape case | Jammu-Srinagar NH closed for 2nd day due to fresh landslides | RPF increases personnel in Kashmir following Pulwama attack | SSP Jammu transfers 28 SIs, 1 ASI | NGPPWF condemns terror attack on CRPF | RJCTU announces state unit | SOS submits memorandum to PM | CPI expresses anguish over terror attack on CRPF | MNP appeals people to maintain peace, brotherhood, harmony | Commissioner Secretary Relief reviews Mahashivratri arrangements | Raina flays Govt for continuing Chakawala Bag LOC trade | Panun Kashmir demands to end cross-LOC trade | JK ReT Teachers forum calls on Secretary School Education Director Samagra | All traditional political parties should be exposed for unrest in State: MPEJ | Saurashtra travel agents decide not to book tour tickets for Kashmir | CGM BSNL reviews operation of various services | AAP castigates new entrants to NC, BJP | JKPSWA seeks abolition of Article 370 | Back Issues  
 
news details
Bharat Bandh and Opposition Parties
R K Sinha9/11/2018 10:31:29 PM
At the National Executive Meeting of the BJP in Delhi (September 8-9) observations made by Prime Minister Narednra Modi and the Party President Amit Shah should be taken note of. The Prime Minister of India is never on leave or on holiday. This is what Amit Shah said emphasizing that ever since Modi assumed the office of Prime Minister he has been working tirelessly without a break since 2014. There are no example in the world where elected Prime Minister or President of a country works even on Sundays and holidays. In majority of cases the elected Prime Minister and President go for vacation to take a break from work. But here is a Prime Minister in India who is working seven days a week.
The Opposition parties who talk of Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance are in disarray. The parties and its leaders who can't stand one another are talking of 'unity', Modi observed. Nothing can be more illustrative than the Bharat Bandh call of September 10 by Opposition Parties led by Congress. Mamata Banerjee kept herself away from Bandh citing that being Chief Minister of West Bngal she could not support a bandh call though her Party Trinamool Congress extended moral support for the protest against fuel price rise.
Two other chief ministers, Navin Patnaik of Odisha and K Chandrashekhar Rao of Telengana did not join the protest either.
The divide within the Opposition is wide and showing. In Uttar Pradesh, for instance, Samajvadi Party suffered set back after Shivpal Yadav floated his new political outfit 'Samajvadi Secular Morha'. Shivpal declared that his new Morcha would contest all the 80 seats of Lok Sabha in Uttar Pradesh.
In Uttar Pradesh, it is not clear what would be the status of the Congress Party when it comes to sharing the seats with Samajvadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party. Barely 7 months are left for the general elections to Lok Sabha due next year.
Telengana which will be going to polls its new Assembly along with state assembly elections of Rajsthan, Madya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Mizoram in a few months from now this year has distanced itself from the Congress. Though in the state assembly elections, the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti will contest polls in alliance with All India Majlise Ittelhadu Muslimeen of Asaduddin Owaisi, the equation is likely to change in the Lok Sabha elections to the advantage of BJP.
From all indications emanating from Bhubanewar, the Biju Janata Dal has so far spurned the offer of the Congress Party for a tie up against the BJP in Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
Coming back to the bandh of September 10, the Opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi have been harping on a figure of Rupees 11 lakh crores collected as taxes from petrol, diesel and cooking gas since 2014. The revenue collected from sale of petroleum products goes to the coffers of State Governments and to the consolidated fund of India that is Central Government. The money has not been pocketed by the BJP or the Prime Minister. The money has been utilized in funding various welfare projects of the government for the benefit of the people of the country.
By and large the bandh call failed to impact larger parts of the country. At around 3 in the afternoon of Monday, a friend in Mumbai said that things were near normal barring a few pockets in the city. Banks and other offices functioned without disruption.
The Government at the Centre and the BJP are engaged in easing the pressure on rising fuel prices being driven by the twin factors of sliding rupee against the US dollar and rising price of crude oil in the international market; both the factors are beyond the control of the Central Government.
Decision of the US President Donald Trump to exit the nuclear deal with Iran has caused fall in Iranian crude oil exports. India is under pressure from Washington to stop buying crude oil from Iran.
There has been cut in production of crude oil by two major oil producers Saudi Arabia and Russia. It has also pushed the prices of oil in International market.
"The ongoing escalation of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, continuing conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen have significantly taken their toll on the region," according to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
Continuous increase in crude oil prices is likely impact consumption pattern world over. According to one survey, global consumption of oil is likely to fall thus easing pressure on price front.
The trend of rising graph is likely to stablise. The crude prices may fall in near future. There is no need to create panic.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU