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Hardik Patel Sex CD incident is breach of fundamental right of privacy

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These incidents are proof enough that as a civilized society, we definitely don’t have understanding of consent. Sensationalizing someone’s private moments is not only illegal but also immoral. But in a country like ours ‘Sex scandals’ make breaking headlines and even sell.

The Indian political circle on Monday witnessed a turmoil as the alleged sex CD of Hardik Patel hit the social media. The video clips however, are authentic or not is yet to be established.

The two sex video clip showed recording clip of the night of May 16, 2017 which were forwarded as ‘sensational’, “Patidar community and Gujarat’s traitor Hardik Patel’s kaam leela” and “This is the real face of pervert Hardik Patel who is misguiding Patel community.”

The astonishing part in the entire scenario is, the PAAS leader had warned that such doctored sex CD could surface, 10 days before!

Ahead of Gujarat elections, Congress and BJP are leaving no stone unturned to take jibes at each other. This kind of political campaigning is not new. However, this is also not the first time when a secretly filmed sex CD of a politician has surfaced.

Earlier in 2016, Sandeep Kumar- a cabinet minister in Arvind Kejriwal was caught in the eye of the storm due to similar incident. Soon after his alleged sex CD, he was sacked from the cabinet.

In 2012, the alleged sex CD of Abhishek Manu Singhavi had surfaced. He was removed from the position of Congress’ spokesperson.

These incidents are proof enough that as a civilized society, we definitely don’t have understanding of consent. Sensationalizing someone’s private moments is not only illegal but also immoral. But in a country like ours ‘Sex scandals’ make breaking headlines and even sell.

In case of Hardik Patel’s alleged sex CD, the patidar leader had stepped out to defend himself stating that the video was doctored. The video does not show that individuals in the video indulged in non-consensual act. In such case, shouldn’t the person who filmed the entire incident in breach of privacy which is the fundamental right of every Indian citizen, be held and acted against?

Whether it was done as a part of political rivalry or not is a different question. The one thing that we must understand is one’s personal, private and intimate life should always be kept away from his political discourse. Such acts not only kill the space for healthy competition but also pave a way for what we call ‘Dirty politics’.

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Sharad Pawar cites Amit Shah; slams Fadnavis over Maratha quota

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But Shah, according to Sharad Pawar, said at a rally in Telangana that any quota beyond the SC-set limit will not stand in court.

 

Pune| NCP president Sharad Pawar Sunday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of giving “false” promises to the Maratha community over the issue of reservation in government jobs and education.

Pawar cited a reported statement of BJP chief Amit Shah and asked Fadnavis if he will defy his party chief in granting quota to the influential community.

The NCP leader said Shah’s had recently remarked while opposing quota to a minority community in Telangana, that the Supreme Court has set a limit of 50 per cent on the reservation.

The SC limit will be breached when the Maratha reservation is implemented in the state.

He was speaking at a congregation of NCP workers and office-bearers here.

Pawar said Fadnavis had asked people to celebrate for his government passing a law on 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community.

But Shah, according to Pawar, said at a rally in Telangana that any quota beyond the SC-set limit will not stand in court.

“When the president of the party (BJP) says it (more than 50 per cent quota) cannot stand in court, why are you giving false promises to the people of Maharashtra?” Pawar said while hitting out at Fadnavis.

The former Union minister said people in Ayodhya are upset over the decision to take over buildings located near the disputed site in the temple town.

“People are saying they are not opposing construction of a (Ram) temple, but are complaining that in the name of the temple, there is an attempt to destroy everything,”

Pawar, talking about pre-poll unity of the opposition, said importance will have to be given to regional parties on the basis of their strength in their respective states while deciding on seat sharing.

An alliance of opposition parties is “inevitable” if the BJP is to be ousted from power, Pawar added.

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Upendra Kushwaha denies participation in NDA allies meeting

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Patna | Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Shakti Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Monday added fuel to the rumours of his breakup with the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar.

Speaking to media, Kushwaha said,”He won’t be participating in the meeting of NDA allies held before the start of the Parliament’s winter session on December 11.”

According to sources, Kushwaha who is currently unhappy with the BJP over the sharing of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar will be announcing his parties departure from the NDA along with resigning from the post of Union Minister anytime soon. In a two-day Chintan Shivir of the RLSP being held in Bihar’s Motihari the party passed a 4 page resolution expressing a strong concern over many alleged objectionable and unnecessary decisions taken by the BJP and the central government in the recent past.

Earlier in November the RLSP chief expressing his grief over seat sharing in Bihar said that the BJP’s offer of seats to his party for the 2019 general election was “not respectable”. Kushwaha had also raised speculations of switching camps when he met Sharad Yadav in November over his differences with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

 

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Union Cabinet ‘biggest casualty’ in Modi government: Yashwant Sinha

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Kolkata | Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government of destroying various institutions in the country, including the Union Cabinet.

Speaking at a talk show, ‘Idea of Bengal’, organised by the ruling Trinamool Congress, Sinha accused the prime minister of trying to “undermine” the Rajya Sabha during the passage of key bills. “The Modi government has destroyed various institutions of the country. But the biggest casualty is the Union Cabinet,” the former Union minister alleged.

“I am saying this because several important decisions are being taken without informing the Cabinet, be it the Rafale jet deal or demonetisation,” added Sinha, who held the finance and external affairs portfolios in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Parliament was the “second casualty” as the Modi government has “tried to undermine” the Rajya Sabha, during the passage of several important bills, Sinha said.  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not enjoy majority in the Upper House of Parliament.

Calling demonetisation a “disaster”, Sinha said the government was trying to “dress up” the figures of economic growth to hide the “failures” of its economic policies. “First they changed the methods by which GDP is calculated. Next when it came out that the UPA government performed better that the present regime, they withdrew the data from the website. Then the government fudged figures to put up a healthy picture of the economy,” he said.

The Modi government has a “habit” of blaming the previous governments for all the wrong things that had “either happened or are happening” in the country, he added. “In 2014, the government had given specific figures of the amount of NPAs, now again in 2018 they have come up with a new figure of NPAs till 2014. The idea is to put all the blame on the previous regimes,” he said further.

Sinha stressed that West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee had “all traits” to make a good prime minister. He hoped that West Bengal and TMC would play a major role in defeating Modi in the 2019 general elections.

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