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Friday, February 25, 2011

सुरक्षा के प्रति संसदीय मौन

22 February, 2011

घणसाली से आते हुए

20 February, 2011

काइरो की चिंता, कराची पर मौन

7 February, 2011

बर्फ की चादर ओढे एक नदी

6 February, 2011

Govt must consider Bharat Ratna for Uncle Pai

25th Feb 2011-Making a special mention regarding the sudden demise of India's greatest story teller and creator of Amar Chitra Katha Shri Anant Pai, who was reverentially called Uncle Pai, Shri Tarun Vijay, MP and national spokesperson BJP paid rich tributes to him in Raya Sabha today and asked the government to consider his name to award him Bharat Ratna .

The text of Shri Tarun Vijay's special mention in Rajya Sabha is as below-

In the sudden death of Shri Anant Pai last night the country has lost one of the greatest story tellers and children’s dearest uncle. He was the creator of Amar Chitra Katha and Editor of Tinkle, children’s popular magazine. He instilled Indian values in the minds and hearts of new generation through marvelous depiction of India’s glorious heritage and sagas of brave Indian heroes. He was the most beloved and respected uncle of millions of children world wide. He was born in Karakala, Karnataka in 1929 and lost his parents at the age of two. At a Doordarshan quiz contest when he saw children were easily answering questions regarding Greek myths but were unable to answer who was Rama’s mother or who was Shivaji he thought of starting a comic book series devoted to Indian culture. He toured extensively all over India and addressed millions of school children from Kerala to Kashmir. He was also the creator of Partha series of video documentaries which aimed to create self confidence and moral values in the hearts and minds of little kids. An entire Indian generation belonging to every religion, caste and state owe its moral upbringing and introduction to the great past of India’s culture and civilization to the success of Amar Chitra Katha and Uncle Pai’s tireless efforts to bring India back to Indians. He wrote and produced two video films, namely Ekam Sat and The Secret of Success. He wrote books on personality development for children and teenagers. He also created audio books of Amar Chitra Katha. Several Indian leaders including Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Rajeev Gandhi, Shri L.K. Advani, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee deeply accepted Uncle Pai’s stories influence on them. He married Lalita ji from a great Gandhian family of Karachi. He was childless, but had a family of millions children. I request that the government should consider his name for awarding Bharat Ratna.

Shri Tarun Vijay(centre) with Shri Anant Pai and Smt. Lalita Pai

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

India will surpass China by 2050: Suzuki

12Feb, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Talks for improving India Japan ties - Tarun Vijay leading MP delegation to Tokyo

Mr. Tarun Vijay, MP and National Spokesperson, BJP has been invited to Japan as a leader of delegation of Indian Parliamentarians to meet three former Prime Ministers and several other national dignitaries for the improvement of India – Japan relations.

In the picture Mr. Tarun Vijay is seen meeting the former PM of Japan Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, at the ruling Democratic Party office, Tokyo. In the second picture Mr. Vijay is meeting Ms. Makiko Kikuta, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both meetings took place on 7th February 2011.

The talks between the Japanese leaders and Indian MPs ranged from strategic partnership between India and Japan, ending the menace of terrorism to increasing Japanese investment in India. Mr Tarun Vijay spoke about the great steps taken during Vajpayee’s regime to improve bilateral relations.

The four member delegation comprises of Shri Tarun Vijay, Shri Ranjit Singh Mohite Patil, MP (NCP), Shri Sanjay Takam, MP (Congress) and Smt. Shruti Chaudhry, MP (Congress).

Media Report

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011


New Delhi, Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Press statement issued by BJP National Spokesperson & MP Shri Tarun Vijay

Zanskar's delegation meets Gadkari- BJP to take up the issue with Human Rights commission

BJP to take up Zanskar’s issue nationwide- Zanskar- a victim of J&K’s vote bank politics –grave danger to national security ignored by Omar

A high level delegation from the border area of Zanskar met BJP President Shri Nitin Gadkari today under the leadership of Shri Tarun Vijay, M.P (R.S) to submit a memorandum about the atrocious injustices meted out to them by Srinagar’s Omar government on communal basis jeopardizing national security.

Shri Gadkari expressed his strong opposition for the discriminatory policies of J&K govt against Zanskar’s patriotic people. He said that “it is sad to know that in this time and age the region is still not developed and is cut from the rest of the nation for almost 7 months of the year. And the people are surviving in such difficult circumstances.” He asked Shri Tarun Vijay to raise the issue with Human Rights commission on behalf of the BJP. He assured the delegation from Zanskar that the BJP will take up their cause at the highest level and the party leaders in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Smt Sushma Swaraj and Shri Arun Jaitley will raise the issue in parliament.

He blamed the J & K government for the situation and said due to the petty politics of the vote bank gross injustice is being done to the innocent people of Zanskar.

He appreciated the efforts of Shri Tarun Vijay who became the first MP to trek the Zanskar valley on frozen river in – 30 to – 35 degree c , last fortnight, and asked him to share his personal experience and raise this issue in the parliament. He instructed Shri Jagat Prakash Nadha,Gen Sec (BJP) to pay keen attention to the problem of the Zanskar’s inhabitants..

The delegation comprised of the following leaders
Ven. Lama Lobzang Damchoe
Shri Tundup Phuntsog President, Zanskar Buddhist Association
Ven Tsering Dorjey, President, All Gompa Association, Zanskar
Shri. Stanzin Nurboo, Councilor Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil
Shri. Stanzin Lakpa, Organization secy, BJP Zanskar
Shri Tundup Tashi, Zanskar
Shri Tashi Spalgon, Zanskar
Shri. Tshering Targais, Zanskar
Shri. Sonam Lotus, Zanskar

pic:-Zanskar delegation submitting a memorandum and Zanskar report to M. Nitin Gadkari, . Mr Tarun Vijay is seen in the middle. On left is Mr. Stanzin Lakpa from Zanskar. To his right is Mr Tundup Phunts

Walking on thin ice

02 February 2011

Tarun Vijay

Even if Muslim Brotherhood’s upsurge in Cairo is an Islamist war cry and Hosni Mubarak remains Egypt’s last hope as a liberal, secular Muslim ruler, the message is welcome — the old must give way to the new.

A time comes in the life of every nation when the accumulated anger and frustration of the people makes them say “let’s choose a new path”. I love this spirit. The spirit of an angry Chanakya helping Chandragupta overthrow Nanda.

Muslim Brotherhood may prove to be a talibanizing force in Egypt. The radical group has been kept away from mainstream politics since the days of Nasser, who brought land reforms, nationalized the Suez canal and rose to become the undisputed leader of the Arab world.

There are fears that soon we may see the destruction of pyramids, mummies and the remaining symbols of Egypt’s pre-Islamic past, as was witnessed in Afghanistan. But Muslim Brotherhood representatives are taking care not to spread fanatic messages. Reassuring Coptic Christians, a note on the organization's website says: “Prophet Muhammad declared that Christians and Muslims the world over are his ‘citizens’ — one people albeit with different faiths. The attack on Christians and churches is condemned by Islam.” of course, they have warned the US not to lend support to another puppet regime and instead help the democratic movement. Commenting on an attack on Christians on New Year, in which 21 people were killed, Hesham writes on the MB website: “Suspicion falls upon Al Qaeda, which has attacked churches in the past, most recently in Iraq. I pray, those responsible are swiftly brought to justice and rot in jail for the rest of their lives. If this is indeed Al Qaeda, who proffer themselves as ‘holy warriors’, they have committed treason against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in the vilest manner.”

We can only hope that this will not be the kind of phony rhetoric we used to hear from the butchers in Kashmir and the Taliban in Afghanistan. For Kashmir’s Yasin Maliks and Geelanis, using globally acceptable terminology becomes a tool to gain mass support. Once they are suitably placed, the real intolerant hands begin to act.

Do we have a lesson from Cairo for the rulers in Delhi? The nation has never experienced such a low before. Our students are humiliated and radio-tagged by an arrogant US, but the government fails to protect their honour and dignity. A deputy collector is burnt alive with the connivance of black-marketeers having strong political support. Chiefs of the forces, whom we used to revere as epitomes of bravery and patriotism with their pictures hung on school walls, appear before politicians to explain their conduct in corruption cases and the retired top brass is put in the question box for shady deals shaming Kargil martyrs. The judiciary is mired in questionable money-making charges and senior journalists turn lobbyists. The Supreme Court characterizes the black money of Indians stashed away in Swiss banks (several lakh crores) as “theft” and “plunder”, yet the government of the day chooses not to do anything about it. The Prime Minister is one who is not the real one, and the real one has no accountability to the people of the nation. The present regime is walking on ice thinner than what we see in Cairo.

Yes, hope was generated when we participated in a demonstration against corruption in New Delhi last week. Maybe something would be done by those who are apolitical and still enjoy some credibility in the hearts of the people. But it looked as if they were targeting someone from the Mars or Saturn for the crimes of corruption, and shielding the corrupt. The well-intentioned people who gathered and provided an engine to such a mass expression of angst and disapproval to corruption couldn’t make up their minds whom to put in the question box.

At least the Egyptians are not so vague and circumspect.

Unless the Indian movement rises against the unholy regime that has protected and nurtured the corrupt and is trying to foist on the nation a family rule actively supported by media houses with a blinkered vision, neither would its credibility percolate to the common rural folk, nor would it gain momentum. It could at best get into coffee table books.

The leader of any such uprising has to take a risk on his head, like JP, and call for the complete overthrow of the regime. The looters and the plunderers are in our neighbourhood. The same tribe that testified against Bhagat Singh and the revolutionaries of 1857. They rule like Hosni Mubarak, like Saddam, and award the yielders. Unmask them — ruthlessly. The political system that nourishes them is voted to power by us. Rip it apart and have a new system injected into the ruling mechanism, which is not colonial. A whitewash over the already crumbling walls won’t help. Blood in the veins that move the caravan of change has to be fresh.

The rest is all hogwash, including the fashionable admiration of the Cairo upsurge.


24th January, 2011

तिरंगे से भयभीत क्यों

26 January, 2011