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Purchase of 10% votes buys the Government of India [GoI] that now serves global elites.

Surendra’s cartoon exposes the metamorphosis of current Government of United Progressive Alliance [UPA]
Surendra’s cartoon

(CHENNAI, India) - Surendra’s cartoon exposes the metamorphosis of current Government of United Progressive Alliance [UPA], headed by former IMF executive Man Mohan Singh and economic hit man par excellence, in redefining democracy as it actually is: a voter is a machine that converts cash into votes. In other words, election is a democratic machine that converts cash into legitimate authority.

This Government has announced that beginning New Year it will transfer Rs. 3,200 billion [US$64 billion] to 100 million households annually directly into their bank accounts. The sop comes to 32,000 rupees per household per year; other sops like fertilizer subsidy, transfers under employment guarantee Act [NREGA], and Public Distribution System [PDS] will now be withdrawn.

These programs were designed to help small and marginal farmers and landless laborers who constitute the bulk of India’s poor. Government’s argument is that there are massive leakages and corruption at implementation level. Leakages occurred because of problem in identification. To solve the identification problem, the government introduced biometric identification card known as Aadhar [translates into BASIS] and a Unique Identification Authority of India [UIDAI] was created, which is an illegal entity, created without any discussion in the Parliament.

Arun Shrivastava is's South Asia Correspondent. An accredited management consultant, Arun is also a highly experienced researcher and writer. He studied in India and England and returned to India in 1989, after a brief stint as senior officer with Economic Development Unit of Birmingham (UK). From 1989 to 1994, he taught Strategic Management and Long Range Planning to MBA students at International Management Institute in Delhi.

About twenty years ago he founded two institutions, one for consulting and another for doing sponsored research work; today both are known for excellence. Since the events of 9/11, he has devoted much of his time to researching NWO issues. Arun also moderates International Human Rights Organizations’ discussion group. is very pleased that Arun Shrivastava chose to join our dynamic team which has been paying increasing attention to problems taking place in India. He is's 94th writer and his presence allows us to better cover important events in an increasingly interconnected world community.

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