Jobseeker turned politician Yashwant Sinha: Na Ghar Ke, Na Ghat Ke, now beaten up mercilessly by Police.
Police beat us up 'mercilessly': Yashwant Sinha
Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha and former chief minister Arjun Munda were among those beaten up by the police during a BJP protest, Ghera Dalo, Dera Dalo, in Ranchi outside the Raj Bhawan on Thursday.
Injured in his legs and shoulders, Sinha fell down and was lifted by the police. "They caned us mercilessly and indiscriminately when we were leading a peaceful demonstration," he said.
A total of 45 persons, including Sinha, Munda and MLA Sarayu Rai, were arrested on charges of rioting and disturbing the peace. They were released in the evening. The state administration had deployed three companies of the police to maintain law and order.
The agitation was called by the state unit of the BJP to protest against the decision of the UPA Government to keep the state Assembly in suspended animation while imposing the President's rule in Jharkhand on January 19. They demanded fresh Assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha elections.
"By keeping the Assembly in suspended animation, the UPA has kept the horse trading on," said BJP's state unit president Raghuwar Das.
An identical demand was raised by the opposition JD(U), Jharkhand Vikas Morcha led by Babulal Marandi and the Left -- CPI, CPI(M) and the CPI(ML).
However, JMM's spokesperson Madan Nayak said, "Since the Assembly elections were due next year, there is no need of polls now. We want the democratic government to be formed at the earliest."
Good they deserved it
by Jim on 2009-02-13 20:41:19.576982+05:30
Good they desrved it, its not mercilessly but its without discrimination, which is usually rare. Good good - goondas deserve that only.
by RS on 2009-02-13 16:19:01.197802+05:30
Well done Indian police....thrash more netas....all they can do is transfer you to some other place..u will find more netas there..thrash them as well..
Good job police
by Angry indian on 2009-02-13 15:19:04.364249+05:30
They deserve it. When they go around hitting poor girls, they would not have expected this...
by Mia on 2009-02-13 11:06:39.168156+05:30
It is not at the behest of anyone. This is generally how the police behave towards ordinary people. Just because the netas have been at the receving end does not make it anything special. No harm if they receive a few dandas from time to time. At least they know how common people live.
All Indians Should Think Now Please !
by Rajeev on 2009-02-13 08:48:00.761675+05:30
THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF CONGRESS TO RUIN DEMOCRACY AND USE OF ITS OWN GIVERNER. CONGRESS HAS DONE SO MUCH DAMAGE TO COUNTRY ON EVERY FRONT, FROM 1947 INCLUDING J
by arvind on 2009-02-13 06:33:34.282914+05:30
I am a supporter of BJP, but Police allover is the same. Akali Dal in Punjab is in power with the open support of BJP, BUT WHAT THEY all ARE DOING.i heard today about the same treatment students had in JALLIANWALLA Bagh in Amritsar, what Yashwant Sinha had in Ranchi. So after all these lathi charge, all these politicians from all main parties have to see what they have in consolation for the ordinary voter
by GNS on 2009-02-13 04:19:32.425328+05:30
Sinhaji : this happens when the police charge ordinary people agitate where BJP is in power too whatever the cause.I am NOT supporting the police aggression against people including you.But what BJP did during those 5 years in power to civilise police ? Nothing.
Freedom or congress
by Anon on 2009-02-13 07:29:51.739801+05:30
Democracy in India is always in threat from congress
Congress is repsonible
by GK on 2009-02-13 04:06:06.911058+05:30
This is done at the behest of Congress top leaders. They have tried to crush democracy by lathicharging on a peaceful demostration. Congress will have to pay a heavy price in the election. Their support base is dwindling and they have become a second rung party in nearly all the states.
BJP means Divide and Rule
by Peace on 2009-02-12 22:54:41.401832+05:30
Wow BJP is a hindu party ....What it did for the hindus when it was in power only raising Ram Ram will not fill the belly of the common man ... Show some concrete plan it has to develop India .. I challenge it can't afterall they know only divide and Rule.
BJP...high time learn it
by gautam singh on 2009-02-12 18:43:16.019997+05:30
Jharkhand has just become a joke in the name of politics. curruption over there is on all time high. UPA is keeping the assembly suspended showing their power hungry attitude. People had voted BJP in power twice there but what happened? They made a near illitrate and most currupt Arjun Munda chief minister who spent his time in womanizing and scamming. BJP know it that biggest reason of your losing elections everywhere is you dooming yourself to caste politics.
Live in Joy
by sumit on 2009-02-12 17:41:24.981342+05:30
When demonstrations are peaceful why does the police use violence. I think even the policemen may be feeling bad. This is all the result of wrong thought process in the politics. God please help our country to live in peace and be joyful. But yes joy does come after a lot of struggle...may be even violence..pray it does come
by paul on 2009-02-12 17:14:41.416725+05:30
Beating to any politician of any party is welcomed by the entire public
by rajesh on 2009-02-13 16:11:11.926704+05:30
They will learn how to be civilised after some rounds of beating. Then decent people also can enter politics.
Shame-Mera Bharat mahan
by Raj on 2009-02-13 09:37:43.957007+05:30
Police beat up public offenders. Do you have anything to say about all the vanara senas that beat up peaceful people at their homes, pubs, churches, mosques, etc. Mera Bharat Mahan!
by Reddy on 2009-02-13 04:03:29.976619+05:30
Open your eyes. It is Congress playing the vote bank politics for which religion and caste is the prime candidates. In AP, my boyhood days we do not know what is caste. We all like one family. A cast was treated something like a sir name. But after 30 yrs, I see divisive and confrontational castism and rampant corruption. But there is no BJP in AP at all. The castism made confrontational due Christians also. They provoke dalits against hinduism so that they can be trapped fro conversion. BJP/VHP/RSS,etc is the way to go. Because their approach is of no nonsense.
What can a common man expect?
by Niharika Babu on 2009-02-12 16:54:30.932593+05:30
If our police are so stupid as to act in this manner against a former central minister, what can a common man expect? One hopes that a sensible government will take severe action against the guilty policemen
what can --
by ak on 2009-02-13 06:43:27.353621+05:30
What do you expect from a simple police wala. They have to do whatever high officials say
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BJP tells Yashwant Sinha to shut up
Press Trust of India
New Delhi, June 24: In a clear disapproval of his open attack on the party-led Jharkhand government, BJP today made it clear to senior leader Yashwant Sinha that he should raise issues within the party forum and not air them through media.
Notwithstanding the party caution, Sinha insisted today that he was compelled to raise the issue in public as he felt it was his duty to do it.
Embarrassed over his surprise attack on Chief Minister Arjun Munda charging his government with corruption, which had come on top of his criticism of party president L K Advani during the recent leadership crisis, party spokesman Arun Jaitley said "... Sinha is advised that if he has to raise any of these subjects, he should do so within the party forum and not through the media".
Jaitley's remarks came after Advani's discussions with general secretary Rajnath Singh, who had earlier talked to Sinha on his criticism yesterday.
Sinha had recently raised the hackles of the party when he had termed Advani's remarks on Jinnah as unnecessary and doubted whether he would be effective as the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha after his resignation as party president.
Jaitley, who had also talked to Sinha, said the former minister should keep in mind that only two months ago Arjun Munda had got a mandate to rule again.
The spokesman said Sinha told the party that his intentions were to highlight some subjects to improve the performance of the party's government in Jharkhand.
Referring to the advice of restraint, Jaitley hoped that "Sinha will see virtue in this advice".
Asked if Sinha's outbursts amounted to indiscipline, Jaitley evaded a direct reply saying that he would not say anything more. He has not levelled any personal allegation against anybody, he added.
Meanwhile, Sinha said, "I felt it was my duty to raise problems. I have raised it within the party and I have been compelled to raise this in public now."
Asked about the possibility of a disciplinary action against him, he said he had raised the issue in the party and it was for it to decide. "I have nothing to say."
About - Yashwant Sinha
Born and educated in Patna, Bihar, Sinha received his Masters Degree in Political Science in 1958. Subsequently, he taught the subject at the University of Patna till 1960.
Yashwant Sinha joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1960 and spent over 24 years holding important posts during his service tenure. He served as Sub-Divisional Magistrate and District Magistrate for 4 years. He was Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Finance Department of the Bihar Government for 2 years after which he worked in the Ministry of Commerce as Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.
From 1971 to 1973, he was First Secretary (Commercial) in the Indian Embassy, Bonn, Germany. Subsequently, he worked as Consul General of India in Frankfurt from 1973 to 1974. After working for over seven years in this field, he acquired experience in matters relating to foreign trade and India's relations with the European Economic Community. Thereafter, he worked in the Department of Industrial Infrastructure, Government of Bihar and in the Ministry of Industry, government of India dealing with foreign industrial collaborations, technology imports, intellectual property rights and industrial approvals. As Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India from 1980 to 1984, his main responsibilities were road transport, ports and shipping.
Yashwant Sinha resigned from the Indian Administrative Service in 1984 and joined active politics as a member of the Janata Party. He was appointed All-India General secretary of the party in 1986 and was elected Member of the Rajya Sabha in 1988.
When the Janata Dal was formed in 1989, he was appointed General Secretary of the party. He worked as Minister of Finance from November, 1990 to June 1991 in Mr. Chandra Shekhar's Cabinet.
He became the National Spokesperson of the BJP in June, 1996. He was appointed finance minister in March, 1998. He was foreign minister from that date until May 22, 2004, when a new government took office after parliamentary elections. He represented Hazaribagh Constituency in Bihar (now Jharkhand), in the Lok Sabha. However in an amazing development, Yashwant Sinha was defeated from Hazaribagh seat in the elections of May, 2004. He reentered Parliament in 2005 as Rajya Sabha member from Jharkhand.