Udaipur Speaks

Sparkles of the UPA

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Almost everyone these days is perturbed with the queer 5 message/day rule. With no great practical utility & waste of a big monetary amount of the citizens in the macro scenario; this has yet turned out to be another Tughlaqi verdict of the UPA government. Let’s have a look at the various incidents this never-to-be-forgot government involved into & glistened its name for ever:

Baba Ramdev’s Protest curb:

The whole country was shocked on the night they saw the peaceful protest of Baba Ramdev & his followers drabbed to vestiges with weapons & violence. With no urgent need of such action; the government itself left a dark blot on its own origin- the democracy!

Commonwealth Games:

The world was the witness to the monetary irregularities in the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Registering rent more than the manufacturing cost of the machines it was paid for, was the slightest example of the huge corrupt show that took place in the National Capital of our country. While there are still people dying of hunger, the accused played in hundreds of Crores!

Price Hike:

A steep rise of Rs. 7.50/Litre in Petrol was enough for people to think of parking down their vehicles permanently. A government headed by a prime Economist could not keep control over the prices of even the basic amenities. Making a house has turned a dormant dream when meeting the kitchen requirements properly has become a challenge for the commons.

New IIT-JEE exam pattern:

With the Minister’s well-acknowledged feverish perspective, in order to ‘teach coaching institutes a lesson’; the exam pattern of the Joint Entrance to the IITs was changed making it even typical for the already competition-ridden students. The decision has been opposed by all the leading IITs still 2013 will witness new JEE sets.

The CAG reports:

The Comptroller & Auditor General of India played its part firmly in disclosing the huge losses of public money at the hands of our government, first 2G, now coal! The estimated loss is in numbers a common man can’t imagine to even write correctly! The money earned with sweat & skill of the nation; filled the pockets of few elephants.

Gandhis still silent:

Despite the standing of the nation with Anna, it was a shock to all when the till now “Leader of India’s Tomorrow” Rahul Gandhi did not come up to clarify anything in return. His involvement in the Sukanya Kumari Gang Rape Case and Soniya Gandhi’s actual reason for not becoming the Prime Minister (It’s constitutionally mandatory for any person to hold the PM portfolio to be born in India) coming into air also added to the malevolent political image.

Absurd statements by the frontline leaders:

No words for the image Digvijay Singh & Kapil Sibal have formed by their continuous public remarks!
It’s no surprise if anyone is happy with the works of the government after all this! Lokpal is still pending, and even Satyagraha wasn’t able to fight the legislative powers. And now, this incongruous decision of limited messaging as a starting step to their always-demanded Control over Social Networking Sites!

Who knows when all this comes to peace..!


OMG..!! Again a petrol price hike of Rs. 7.50

It’s the largest price hike ever seen – Rs 7.50…!! This makes the petrol prices to raise from around 69 per Rs/Ltr to 76 per Rs/Ltr. Oil companies announced a price hike of Rs 6.28, excluding the taxes, adding to the burning heat of May; new price will be executed from midnight. Adding to the misery is the possibility of a hike in the prices of even Diesel and LPG.

This led out an air of protest and disapproval among common people and the parties in opposition. BJP criticized this price hike by stating it as unreasonable ferocity on the pockets of common man which will further add to the inflationary pressure. Mamta Bannerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, also expressed her grief against it but at the same time supported it.

Government blames the falling Rupee against Dollar as the culprit behind this rise. On Wednesday, Rupee crashes to Rs.56 per dollar compared to Rs.55.39 on Tuesday. Oil Companies called this hike as inevitable as they have to cope up with the losses that have come with this Rupee fall.

I really wonder why government can’t raise all taxes from petroleum products like the Goa Government, where petrol prices (before this hike) were approx Rs 59, lowest in the whole country. This would serve as splashes of water on the burning pockets of people. But by the time God bestows this solution upon the Government, we ourselves have to cope with this agony. Start using public transport for long distances. Start walking short distances which will be good for both your health and your pockets. 🙂

Here are some pictures of the petrol pumps of Udaipur where people are rushing after price hike announcement.


Photos by : Mujtaba R.G.