PBs twisty take on the top five headlines of the day.
1. Vijay Mallya must pay in full, says PNB chief Usha Ananthasubramanian
After declaring reports of loss of Rs. 5,367 crores, they have issued statements for all the willful defaulters to pay back the money they owe.
Wishful thinking, madam. The SBI, whose CMD OP Bhatt deliberately and criminally gave 15,000 crores of public money to Mallaya wants to recover some money and close the issue. This, the present SBI management feels will minimize the chances of a criminal investigation exposing the role of people like OP Bhatt.
2. Cong slams BJP over Swamy’s attack on RBI Guv
Lower cruse price gave a golden chance to RBI to lower rate at faster rate to spur-up the economy, but Rajan by his know-it-all attitude failed to capitalize on it.
Never before India has seen such an aggressive lobbying for an RBI Governor’s extension. First it came from foreign rating agencies like CLSA openly threatening Indian Govt that If Rajan is not retained, rupee will bite dust. Then other rating agencies like Fitch, Moody’s too came in support of their man Rajan. And today JP Morgan has come up its support to Rajan.
3. Renaming Roads and Cities: Govt’s Misplaced Priorities?
The Congress governments in the past also used some pretext or the other to rename streets and buildings and airports and central schemes after prominent figures of the Nehru-Gandhi family; notwithstanding any real contribution.
4. Delhi Government Releases Statehood Draft Bill
Actually it should be run by President. Although BJP in past have supported statehood, but it should not be given. Also, in future, there should not be any event in Delhi – but in other cities of India. Delhi should only be for administration of India.
5. MPs Want PAC to Take up Agusta Report, No Call Taken Yet
The CAG report on VVIP chopper deal was put before the then PAC headed by Dr MM Joshi in 2013 when UPA was in power. It was however not taken up for any further deliberations.