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SHRI N. JOTHI: Sir, we are also the Members of this House. ...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI N. JOTHI: No, Sir, we should also be allowed to speak. We are also the Members of this House. ...(Interruptions)...

MR. CHAIRMAN: Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI N. JOTHI: Sir, I am speaking on behalf of the AIADMK. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, I would also like to speak on this issue. ...(Interruptions)...

MR. CHAIRMAN: Mr. Jothi, you are given two minutes. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI N. JOTHI (TAMIL NADU): Sir, we have got a lot of time. ...(Interruptions)... Sir, we talk about transparency, we talk about the right to information and what is happening now? Sir, the person arrested on 6th and it was immediately informed. And, I am giving information to this House which has not been divulged so far. On this, the Supreme Court was put into darkness. On 13th, the hon. Prime Minister, the hon. Minister for External Affairs, the hon. Law Minister and the hon. Home Minister, all of them joined together, discussed this issue. I charge this. Let them put their hands on their conscience and tell that they did not meet on this issue. They have met on this issue. They have discussed this issue camouflaged. ...(Interruptions)... In darkness, they...(Interruptions)...

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: What is your question? ...(Interruptions)... You put your question. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI N. JOTHI: They meet secretly to plan... ...(Interruptions)...

MR. CHAIRMAN: The time is over. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI N. JOTHI: Thereafter, they saw to it that this is not divulged. Unfortunately, their own ministerial colleague told us, "Sir, something is going on very strangely. Please rake up this issue." Thereafter this has been raked up here. This is a...(Interruptions)...

MR. CHAIRMAN: The time is over. ...(Interruptions)... Two minutes are over. Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... Please take your seat.

SHRI N. JOTHI: Sir, there is an Act. I will read the relevant provision. Sir, section 2(d) of the Extradition Act says, "Whatever the extradition treaty is held earlier will continue further." It is said in section 2(d) of the Extradition Act which the Law Minister must be knowing. He knows it very well. He can very well apprise...(Interruptions)... But, what is the statement they have given?

MR. CHAIRMAN: That is enough. ...(Interruptions)... Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI N. JOTHI: They are now accounting each day. ...(Interruptions)... What have they done each day? ...(Interruptions)...

MR. CHAIRMAN: Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... I had allowed you for two minutes, but you have taken five minutes. Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI N. JOTHI: They are now accounting each day. ...(Interruptions)...

MR. CHAIRMAN: Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)...


MR. CHAIRMAN: Please take your seat. Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Jothi, please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... You please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... You please take your seat.

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, please allow me also.

MR. CHAIRMAN: No, no; I will not allow you. ...(Interruptions)... No, no; Please take your seat. Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)...Let the Prime Minister speak.



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MR. CHAIRMAN: I am not going to allow you. Mind it. I will not allow you. ...(Interruptions)... I will not allow you. ...(Interruptions)... Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... I will not allow you. ...(Interruptions)... Please take your seat. ...(Interruptions)... (Followed by 1m-kgg)


SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, what sin have I committed?

MR. CHAIRMAN: It is wrong because there was no notice from you. (Interruptions) There is no need of any supporting evidence. (Interruptions) Please take your seat. I warn you. (Interruptions)

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: I cannot come into the well of the House, is that my sin, Sir?

MR. CHAIRMAN: You may come or you may do whatever you like, but do not disturb the proceedings.


MR. CHAIRMAN: Not fair! You are very unfair to me.

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: At least register my protest that a fair deal was not given to my party.

MR. CHAIRMAN: I will not allow. Whatever you have spoken, that is it.

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: What sin have I committed?

MR. CHAIRMAN: There is no need of any protest. There has been no point which you can protest. You have not given a notice, how can you speak? How can I allow you?

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: The other party Members also have not given any notice!

MR. CHAIRMAN: No, I will not allow you. Please take your seat.


MR. CHAIRMAN: Yes, you are very unfair. Please take your seat now.

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: If you agree that it has been unfair, I will sit down.

THE PRIME MINISTER (DR. MANMOHAN SINGH): Mr. Chairman, Sir, I have listened with great attention and with great respect what the Leader of the Opposition and other hon. Members had to say on this very sensitive matter. Let me say that right from day one, our stand has been that our Government is ready for any well-structured discussion on the subject, as may be agreed to by the floor managers with the approval of the hon. Chairman. There is no change in that stand. That has been a consistent stand of our Government. We are not afraid of any discussion. We have done no wrong and we have nothing to hide and we are ready for any cooperation also.

Sir, as far as the other issue which the Leader of the Opposition brought up, of what I stated outside the House, let me say that it was not a well-designed press conference. I was going for my lunch and the press-men suddenly shouted and said, "What are you to say about the election results?" And I answered the question on the election results. And then they asked me, "What about the Quottrochhi affair?" I said to them that we were ready for any discussion in Parliament on this subject, we had done nothing wrong, we had not interfered with the free functioning of the CBI and the CBI would follow the course strictly in accordance with the law and the rule of law would prevail. I did not say anything beyond that.

It was not my intention, in any way, to show any disrespect to either the House or to any Member of this House for which I have great regard and respect. So, I would once again say that it was not part of my intention to show any disrespect to either any Member of this House or to the Leader of the Opposition or, for that matter, to any other Members. Thank you, Sir.

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DR. KARAN SINGH (NCT OF DELHI): Mr. Chairman, Sir, I beg to move:

"That the Members of the Rajya Sabha assembled in this Session

are deeply grateful to the President for the Address which

he has been pleased to deliver to both Houses of Parliament

assembled together on February 23, 2007."


Mr. Chairman, Sir, as the UPA Government nears the end of its third year, vast new vistas of hope and opportunity have opened up before the nation as also a spectrum of challenges, and both have to be addressed. Sustaining an eight per cent growth per annum over the last three years is no mean achievement. This year, we are informed that the growth is expected to be nine per cent and we hope to maintain over

the next Five-Year Plan, beginning on the 1st April, a nine per cent growth. (Contd. by kls/1n)


DR. KARAN SINGH (CONTD): Sir, this is an extremely impressive rate. You will remember, Sir, all the Members will remember, when we were growing at 3 per cent per annum, it was contemptuously dismissed as a Hindu rate of growth. I do not know, Sir, whether we now call it a Sikh rate of growth. But anyhow, we have an excellent rate of growth, which is now 9 per cent and which is something, which the whole world is now finding extremely impressive. Sir, millions are rising above the poverty line, into the middle class. the middle class is now 300 million people, which is more than the population of the United States. The statistics for industrial growth are most impressive. I do not have to repeat them. The foreign exchange reserves are burgeoning. Sir, for all this the UPA Government and its Chairperson and the Prime Minister and his colleagues deserve full credit. The world, Sir, is sitting up and taking notice of India. I have been travelling around the world in the last year or so. Our exports are booming, investments from around the world are pouring into India; people are lining up to come into India, which shows that they have full confidence in the stability and in the growth of the Indian economy. Not only that, Sir, the Indian companies are spreading their wings abroad and moving into foreign markets. It is a reversal of the colonial pattern when foreign companies came and bought our assets, today we are paying them back in their same coin, and the Indian multinationals are now beginning to make a major impact on the world economic scene. Sir, this having been said, we must always remember what the President remarks in his opening paragraph and I quote, "The economic growth is not an end in itself. It is a means by which we hope to generate more employment, distribute incomes more equitably across social groups and regions and liberate the poorest of the poor from the scourge of poverty, ignorance and diseases." This is the point, which needs to be highlighted, the scourge of widespread poverty, of malnutrition, of illiteracy, of unemployment, of weak infrastructure, of inadequate health services is still with us. And unless we are able to effectively tackle this, Sir, all our economic growth and the exuberance of our Sensex will not be enough in themselves. These challenges have to be met. India will achieve real greatness only when all its citizens regardless of caste, creed or religion, men, women and children, are assured of necessary material, educational inputs for a decent civilised existence. For this, Sir, one essential prerequisite which has been mentioned a great deal in the last few days is that along with the economic growth the price line must be held because the rise in prices is something that is causing acute distress particularly to the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the society and particularly the prices of foodgrains, of pulses of oilseeds, vegetables and the daily necessities of life. Food security, you will recall, Sir, 30 years ago we used to go around the world with a begging bowl asking for food. Our Green Revolution has produced a miracle, certainly, but that is now no longer enough. Our agriculture is not growing fast enough. We need a second Green Revolution because globally also there is a shortfall in foodgrains. If you look at the global picture, Australia, which was a massive producer of wheat has had drought and there has been climate change. Global warming is taking place in front of our very eyes. Therefore, those countries from which we used to at one time import grains also when we were short are not going to be able to produce them. Therefore, what we need is to develop a new agricultural thrust, a new impetus in our agricultural development. This is of the essence because with our burgeoning population, unless we produce more foodgrains, we will not ultimately be able to sustain the prices. Therefore, the Finance Minister has taken some steps in this direction. I do not want to go into that because that will be debated when the Budget is there. But I simply want to make the point that poverty alleviation has got to be our very top priority. Contd by 1O)


DR. KARAN SINGH (CONTD.): Sir, it is a credit of this Government that it has developed schemes precisely to tackle these challenges and has given them massive funding, massive assured funding. The first scheme "Bharat Nirman" was strengthening our rural infrastructure. Seventy per cent of our people are still living in the villages with no roads, electrification, housing, IT connectivity, and water supply. Unless we are able to build the rural infrastructure, India will never really become a powerful country because the base of the pyramid is poorest and weak. So, the whole idea of "Bharat Nirman" whichis a very powerful concept is that we build from the grassroots up, we build structures literally from the villages upwards and this transformation will take a few years but it is only with this that we shall really be able to make a breakthrough. The second scheme, Sir, is the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. I think, it is the largest safety net scheme ever undertaken in the world and it is targeted at the weakest and most vulnerable sections of our society. Fourteen million households, Sir, have been covered by the scheme already. Five lakh works are already in hand and this scheme is going to be expanded in the Fifth Five Year Plan period to cover all the 500,000 villages in India. Now Grameen Rozgar Yojana is a scheme, which if it works can transform the lives of the weaker sections of our society. Obviously, in any village it is the weaker sections alone that will take advantage of these schemes. Therefore, they are targeted directly at them and this is a scheme which has to succeed because for the first time we are undertaking a social security net of this scale anywhere in the world. The third scheme that the Prime Minister and his colleagues have fully funded is the National Rural Health Mission, improving health, nutritional inputs, immunisation facilities in the rural areas with special focus on women and girl child. Sir, I must point out here one surprising omission and that is, that there is no reference at all to population stabilisation. Sir, we are still growing at the rate of almost 1.8 per cent per annum and we are adding 2 crores of people a year to our population which is equal to the population of one Australia. Now, for some reason, family planning has become not untouchable but unmentionable. You read the whole speech of the President or even read the Finance Minister's speech, the word has gone out of our dictionary. Sir, I would very humbly submit that unless we take some effective measures for population control, we are not going to be able to really abolish poverty because where are we going to produce jobs, food, clothing, housing for 2 crores of people additionally every year? Therefore, family planning facilities must be there.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: It is not control.

DR. KARAN SINGH: No, population stabilisation.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: You used the word, 'control'.

DR. KARAN SINGH: I beg your pardon.

AN HON MEMBER: Are you proposing any amendment?

DR. KARAN SINGH: No, no, I am not proposing any amendment. I am making a suggestion as I have been praising the Government on all fronts. I have a right also to make some suggestions where I feel that there have been some shortcomings. I feel that we must be very careful on population stabilisation. I am aware of the fact that there are sensitivities in this matter, particularly among our women organisations and women MPs but it is the women who bear the greatest brunt of unplanned population. They are the ones in the villages who have to cut the wood, who have to get the fuel, who have to dress up the children. They are the ones who really suffer most. And therefore, along with our rural health services, family planning and contraceptive facilities on a massive scale need to be provided. We need a massive condom programme like Bangkok. They overcame the problem through the condom and so, that has a double advantage, not only will it help in family planning, it will also help to stop the spread of a very, very dangerous and widespread epidemic of HIV AIDS. So, I would suggest Sir, we don't use the world 'control', we use the word 'population stabilisation'. But even the word 'population' has disappeared from our dictionary.

(Contd. by NBR/1P)



DR. KARAN SINGH (CONTD.): I suggest, very humbly, that population must be brought back into the centre of our awareness.

Sir, the fourth one is...

MR. CHAIRMAN: Are you requesting only the Members of the House? DR. KARAN SINGH: No. Through the hon. Members of the House, I am requesting, the entire nation. I think, Sir, whatever contribution we have to make to the population control, we have already made. I think the message is really going out to the younger generation.

The fourth one is the SSA. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid-day Meal Scheme and Integrated Child Development Scheme is, perhaps, the most important single programme. It is a matter of great sadness to us that even sixty years after Independence we have only achieved about 60 per cent of literacy. I mean, this is really lower even than the Sub-Saharan countries and the Latin American countries. So, we have to educate our people. Look at the deprivation. A child who does not go to school what will he or she do in later life. All avenues are barred for them. So, we have to take steps for full eradication of illiteracy and 6 per cent of the GDP, ultimately, must be put towards education. When we expand our educational system, a massive programme of building schools should be taken up. As a result, lakhs of people can be employed. We can employ lakhs of teachers once we build schools. In the building of schools, there is a great deal of economic development in the rural areas. Sir, SSA is not only important for education, it is also important for developing the infrastructure in the rural areas.

I, now, come to the Mid-day Meal Scheme. We are one of the most malnourished countries in the world. I have certain statistics with me. I am not going to use them here. It is estimated that 60 million of the world's 150 million malnourished children are in India. I remember, many years ago, when I was Health Minister, two tablespoons-full of Vitamin A-45 Syrup a year -- one in every six months -- can prevent tens of thousands of children from going blind. If you would just put handkerchief over your eyes and realize what a deprivation it is not to be able to see. Sir, our children are growing up malnourished warp in body and in mind because we cannot give them nutritional inputs. And, we are not talking about the population stabilization. This is not acceptable. If you are going to become a great country, our children cannot be treated like this. We have got to give them priority. Whatever may happen, the money has been given. The hon. Finance Minister, I am glad to say, has given an initial Rs. 3,500 crores. But, we have to take this programme to its logical conclusion. We have to eradicate illiteracy.

Sir, the fifth one is Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. You have the programme for rural safety net. You have the programme for Bharat Nirman. And with the Urban Renewal Mission, I am sure, things will greatly improve. Our cities, you will know, for example, in Rajasthan, with the exception of one or two cities, or, if you go to a city in Bihar -- I travelled to Ahra; I don't know whether there is anybody here from Ahra -- there was about 10 kms. of kachra before you get into the city. There is so much confusion and chaos in our urban conglomerate. People are living in sub-human conditions. Social tensions are raising. They are becoming unmanageable and pandemics are spreading. So, sixty-three cities are covered by the Government through this Mission, and, hopefully, this will become a very important programme. Apart from sky-scrapers and malls, which are certainly required and are the symbols of prosperity, we need a massive low-cost housing programme. Unfortunately what happens is all the housing programmes that are made in our cities become so expensive that, ultimately, only the better-half can buy them. We must have appropriate technology and we must use that technology for massive low-cost housing programme around the country. I am sure, in these sixty-three cities, this technological aspect is also going to be specially kept in mind. (CONTD. BY VP "1Q")


DR. KARAN SINGH (CONTD.): Sir, if these five programmes are effectively implemented over the next five-year plan period, we could make a demonstrable impact upon poverty in this country. But, Sir, there are some caveats I would like to mention. The first is implementation. You can put lots of money into the pipeline, but if the pipe is leaking, it will not fulfil your targets. And, this is where it is very important that the State Governments fully cooperate because the Government of India can monitor the programmes, the Government of India cannot run these programmes from Delhi. These programmes, ultimately, have to be run by the State Governments. And, Sir, there should be no partisanship in this. There should be no party politics in this. All these programmes are there for the welfare of the people of India. So, the State Governments must cooperate fully. The Panchayati Raj Institutions must be involved. If you remember, probably, the most important legislation brought about by Late Shri Rajiv Gandhiji was the Panchayati Raj Act. Now, Panchayats have got to be involved in the process. Not only contractors from the big cities who come over and do these works, but from the Zilla Parishads down to the Gram Sabhas have got to be involved in the process. Early on in Independence, you will recall, Sir, in the first flush, when Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was the Leader, the concept of community development programme was there. The idea being that the whole community is involved in the process of development. Unfortunately, what happens is, these become bureaucratic programmes. They become Governmental programmes. And, therefore, they do not bring about any energy or any passion among the people. So, the first important point is that the implementation of these programmes must be done effectively, and must involve as broad sections of society as possible.

Secondly, Sir, the youth of our nation must be involved. I travel around and I speak to colleges and universities. Sir, our young people are full of idealism. They are full of hope. They are full of aspirations. They are ready to take off. But how do we involve them in this? There was a National Service Scheme. There is the NCC. There are various other projects, but, somehow, I find that there is no correlation between the youth programmes and the development proposals. There was a concept of socially productive work. I think this is what it was called. It has not really worked. Why cannot these millions and millions of young boys and girls who are studying in our high schools and colleges get involved in these developmental activities? They are building a new India. The exciting adventure of building a new India is there. Why cannot they help with their hands? Why should they be in a separate compartment, the development in a separate compartment, the Panchayat in a separate department, and the bureaucracy in a separate department? Sir, until we have an integral approach to development, we will not really be able to breakthrough.

The third point is this. Here again I am going to quote the last paragraph of the President's Address. "The reform of Government, making it more transparent and responsive, and the elimination of the cancer of corruption are necessary elements of any strategy of inclusive growth." Sir, with good governance you can make massive financial outlays, but if your governance is not good and if this acid of corruption that is destroying our society, destroying our economy, destroying our polity, is allowed to continue, then, all these beautiful programmes and all the work that the Prime Minister and his colleagues have done is going to come to naught. So, what are we going to do about it? We have an Administrative Reforms Commission Report -- the Moily Report. We must take some of those things seriously.

Electoral reform also needs to be done further because the vast sums of money that are spent on elections, they begin the process of corruption. Where are they going to get the money from if they are going to spend vast sums of money to fight the elections or even spend vast sums of money to get a ticket to fight the election? We must face this frontally. Unless we face this problem, we are not going to overcome it. I think, here a consensus is required from all political parties to see what can be done to make the electoral process more transparent, less expensive, and how we can use administrative structures in order to improve the functioning of our administration.

Sir, in this context of integral development, maintenance of inter-faith harmony and inter-caste harmony is essential. India has a pluralistic, multi-faceted, multi-ethnic, multi-religious civilization. This is our strength. And we must maintain this at all costs.

(Continued by PK/1R)


DR. KARAN SINGH (CONTD.): Sir, I have been involved for three decades in what is known as the inter-faith movement. This is the movement which began in 1893 in Chicago when Swami Vivekananda addressed the first parliament of world religions. The fifth one was held in Barcelona in 2005. And in the 20th Century we have held meetings around the world. Sir, we have to bring religious leaders together in a harmonious dialogue, not a shastrath, to prove the superiority or the inferiority, but in a harmonious dialogue to try to understand the basis of all religions. The Veda teaches us ֤׾֯: ֤׮օ

"The truth is one, the Wise call it by many names." Unless this is also built into the processes of our education and our civil society, we are going to face serious repercussions. Terrorist attacks, criminally-motivated communal disturbances are a grave threat to the national fabric. There are forces within and outside our country which seem determined to disrupt peace efforts, whether it is with our neighbours or communal harmony within the country. Sir, this is a far-reaching matter. It requires a full discussion; we cannot cover that in this debate. I am simply highlighting the point that inter-religious and inter-caste harmony are absolutely essential if this country is to really grow on the lines that we are envisaging. There are many other aspects of the President's speech which will be covered by my colleagues, by hon. Members in the Opposition and by Prime Minister in his Address.

Before I conclude, Sir, I would like to speak a few words about our Foreign Policy. Sir, the President has touched upon it. We live in dangerous times. The Iraq disaster has accentuated tensions in West Asia. The Iran crisis is looming. In our own SAARC region, our neighbours are caught up in a maelstrom of civil strife in Sri Lanka, in Nepal, in Bangladesh, and in Pakistan. There is a SAARC summit going to be held in April which the Prime Minister will preside, because India is taking over the chairmanship of SAARC. I think we must take this opportunity as the Chairman of SAARC to consolidate peace and harmony in this region. Our policy is of interacting with a multipolar world. We have excellent relations with the United States, certainly, but our relations with the European Union are also growing very well. And, the first India-Russia-China meeting, the first time this has ever taken place, I think is a matter of considerable significance. It covers 40 per cent of the world's population. We are now very much part of the world community. . It is written at the entrance of the Central Hall. Sir, you enter from another gate, but, everyday, when we enter Central Hall, we see: ׮֕: ָ ן

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˅ which means, "this is mine, that is yours is a small and narrow way of looking at reality. For those of the higher consciousness , the world itself is a family." And, Sir, that is where the cultural aspect is also coming in. A revived and regenerated Indian Council for Cultural Relations had a hugely successful festival in Europe this year, where millions of people from Europe attended in Brussels. In Japan, the hon. Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Japan inaugurated the 'Year of India' in Japan, and the 'Year of Japan' in India. In Brussels, the Chairperson of the UPA and the Prime Minister of Belgium were there. We are having the 'Year of Russia' in India in 2008 and the 'Year of India' in Russia in 2009. We are developing our relations. We share Urdu with Pakisan; we share Nepali with Nepal; we share Bengali with Bangladesh; and, we share Tamil with Sri Lanka. So, there is a lot of commonality. We are going to open, God willing, on the 9th of May, Gurudev's birthday. In Kolkata, we are opening a major regional cultural centre. And, we are opening in Mumbai a Centre for Arts and Culture for South Asia. So, we are very actively following up on the mandate of the ICCR. We are major cultural super power. Sir if you travel to Angkor Vat, a thousand years ago the greatest place of worship in the world was built by Indians and not by any conquest, not by any force, simply by sheer dint of our cultural efforts. Go to Borabadur, the greatest Buddhist monument in Indonesia which is a 98 per cent Muslim country. The Prambanan Temple, Param Brahama Shiva Temple, in Java. These are all our artefacts which show that India, through the Centuries, has been a major originator of culture and we are trying to recapture that. We are trying to spread once again the message of love and harmony.

Sir, to conclude, on the 60th Anniversary of our freedom and 150th Anniversary of our First War of Independence, we must all rededicate ourselves to building an India that is politically stable, economically prosperous and inclusive, socially harmonious, intellectually alert and spiritually mature. This may sound like a dream, but collectively, Sir, we have the capacity to make this dream come true.

With these words, I commend the Motion to the hon. House.


MR. CHAIRMAN: Now, Mr. Raashid Alvi to make his speech seconding the Motion. (Followed by 1S/PB)


SHRI RAASHID ALVI (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I second the Motion moved by Dr. Karan Singh.

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ֳ֯ן , President's Address ֜ ֤ ֕ ו ߛ׿֯ ֣ , ߴ֟ ׮ֵ Ӭ . ִ֮ , thought , ׾ָ֓ ו ֮ ֻ Ӆ

ֳ֯ן , President's Address Ӥ ֤ؕ ו ָ ֵ - Terrorism, economy, inflation, 11th Plan, health, Bharat Nirman, Police reforms, terrorists, minorities, scheduled castes, judicial reforms, armed forces - 58 ֱ document Ӥ ִִ ߕ , ו֮ ߕ ָ ִ ֤ document ֱ ֱ ß֮ ֤֕ 60 Ӛ ֮֮ ֤ , ׻ ֻ ֲ --֤֕ ֟ , document ײ֤ և ָָ ָ֤ ָ֤֮ ָ ֲ ß֮ ֤֕ 60 Ӛ ֮֮ , ֮ ߤ ֤ , ו֮ ֻ ׻֋ Ԯ ߅ 1T/AKG ָ


׿֤ (֟) : ָ, ܟָ ֮ 1857 ֤֕ ߤ, ֤ ̱, ו֮ ָ ֟ ß֮ ֤֕ ֯ , ֲ ֿ ֵ, ֤ ֿ ևՅ ֤֕ ֛և ԅ 1858 և ֮ ß֮ ֤֕ ӛ ֮ ׿ֿ ߅ ։ 1858 Ը ݻ ֮ ֆ ׻ ֕ ֻ֟ ִֻ֮ , , ֣ , , ׻֋ ֌ ֲ ֤֕ ։ ֵ֟ ֟ , ָָ ֋, ָָ ֻ ֋, , 1857 1858 , -ִֻ֮ , ֯ ֮ ֛߅

ָ, ֤֕ ֮ ִ ֤֕ ߾ , և ߅ כ ־ ֻ ֮ ֤֕ ֱ֕ ֯ ָ ֟ ו֋ ֮ ֤֕ ֮ ߾ ָ ֟ ֮ ֤֕ ͵֤ ߕ ָ ֟ ֻ ։, ֕ ִ 녠 ָ ־ָ ֕Ͳ, ֛ ֱ פ ֵ ֮ ֜, ֮߮ ֵ ָ֤֮ ß֮ ֮

ָ, , ֻ ֟ , Global Human Development Report, Human Development Index ׮ֵ rank ׮ֵ , ׯ֔ ֻ ִ 177 ָ 126 Ӳָ , ֟ ֻ ָ 125 Ӳָ ֵ , Ӳָ ... (־֮֬) ... ָָ כ ֟ appreciate

ָ, Economic Survey 2007 ײ 2003-04 GDP 8.5 ָ , 2006-07 9.2 ָ 2003-04 Industrial production 7 ָ , ֕ 10.8 ָ , unprecedented Industrial production 10.8 ָ ֵ Electricity generation, ָ ߜ , 2003-04 5 ָ , ֜ 7.5 ָ և 2003-04 export 2,93,367 , ߲ one third ֜ ֵ 4,08,394 ָ foreign currency assets 7,64,501 , ֟ ֮֟ inflation ֲֻ ׯ֔ ֻ ֜ և ֜ , ד֮ ׾ֵ (1 ָ ֿ:)


׿֤ (֟) : ָ ָָ ָ ֮ ֛օ ֣-֣ և ״׮Ù פ , ֲ ֤ ִ֤ ׯ֔ ֻ 7.4 ָ ֜ , ֓֟ 32 ָ ֜ ׮־ 33.8 ָ ֜ ...(־֮֬)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Let him speak. ..(Interruptions).. ֯ ׻֋

׿֤ : ָ, ִֻ , ָ ֯ ֮ , ֲ ֛ ӓֵ֟ ֯ ֙ יև ָ ֯ , օ

ָ, Ӥ և ֜ և, ߙ, ֻ Ӥ - ָ֜ , և ָ ֮ ֛ ֱ ָָ וִָ ֲ ָ, әֻ֮ Ӥ ߴ֟ ָ֟ ֜ ׯ֔ פ ߴ֟ ֙ 2003-2004 ߴ֟ 27.96 ָ ן ߅ ָ, ָ ֈ ֟ ָ ־֕ ֲ օ ָ, 2003 әֻ֮ Ӥ ߴ֟ 27.96 ָ ן ߅ 2004 Ӥ ֜ 39.41 ָ ן ֵ, ֌ ָָ , ִֵ ߴ֟ 26 ֋ 54 ן ߙ 2004 ֲ ָָ ֵ ֻ ߴ֟ 35 ֋ 71 ן ߙ ֜ ֲ әֻ֮ Ӥ ߴ֟ 39.41 ָ ן ߅ ָָ ߴ֟ ֳ , 72 ָ ֻ ֵ߅ 39 ָ 72 ָ? ֲ 39 ֲ ߴ֟ 35-36 ֋ ֲ 72 ߴ֟ ֜ ߅ ׮ֵ ߅

ָ, ߴ֟ ֮֜ ֮֙ ִԻ 000 ָָ פ , ָָ פ օ ߴ֟ ֜, ֙, ִԻ ֌ ָָ פ օ ֣--֣ ֱ ֣ ֙ ִ ֮֟ ܴ ָ ״֓ ה ߱ , Ӥ ֲָֻ֕ ֻ ִִ ֙ ֣ ֲ ߴ֟ ֜ ֲ , ߴ֟ ֙ ֟ ß֮ ֓-֓ ֮֟ ׻֋ ֙ ִ ֺ , ָ ֯ , ֜ ׿ֿ ֯ ֋ ֙ ֲָֻ֕ ֻ ֣-֣ ָָ , ֯ ֟ ...(־֮֬)...

ֵָ *

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ך, This will not go on record.

׿֤ : ָ, ֕ , ִ ?

(1 ֻ/ߋ־ ָ ֿ:)


* Not recorded.





׿֤ (֟) : ָ, և ״׮Ù , ָָ ׾֮֟ ߴ֟ , ֮֙ ׿ֿ ߲-߲ 60 ָ ֜ ֟ ֻ ߴ֟ , 40 ָ , ָ 60 ָ , Ù פ ֟ Ӆ ָ Ù 4.02 ָ, և 38.4 ָ, 16 ָ ֟ ָ ױ , ߴ֟ ֙ , ֟ ֈ ָ ֟ ָ ֱ߻ ֣ ֟ , և ״׮Ù congratulate ֮ ֕֙ 2 ָ ֮֙ ִ

ָ, 0 "ָ ׮ִ" ֟ ֱ߻ ߅ ֟ data ֈ օ ָָ ׌֙ ׻֋ 18 ָ 696 ֋ ֜ 24 ָ 603 ֋ פ ֲ ֟ ֻ ָָ ֤ Ѿ ײֻ֕ , ײֻ֕ ִ ֋օ ׯ֔ ֻ 19 ָ 758 Ѿ ײֻ֕ ִ ֵ ָ, 55 ָ Ѿ , ו֮ ߮ ֮ 55 ָ Ѿ , ָ ߮ ֮ ־ 3 Ѿ , ָ ߮ ֮ ֋ , ָָ ׯ֔ ֻ ߲-߲ 55 ָ 512 ״ֻߕ ߮ ֮ ֵօ 15 ָ ֤ Ѿ ׻ֱ ֵ ָָ ׯ֔ ֻ ֤ Ѿ ֮ ֮֮ ֺ ִ 78 ָ ֮ ֮ 9 14 ָ ֮ ֮ ֣ ָָ ֻ 15 ֮ ֮ ָָ ֮ ֤ ֻ , ֙ , ײ ָ ִ߮, וִ 9 ָ fertile 24 ָ ִ߮ ֻ fertile ֋, ߤ ֟

ָ, ָ ֻ ײ֔ , ׮ֵ largest ֛ ֻ 3.34 ״׻ֵ֮ ߙ ֛ ֻ ײ֔ ֻ֮ և 66 ָ 590 ߙ , Ù և 1 28 ָ ߙ ֛ 26 50 ָ ߙ ָָ ֕֙ 4 6 ׻֋, 14 ָ 278 ߙ ׻֋, 65 ָ ֋ Golden Quadrilateral, פ, 㴲և, ꮮև ֟ , ߲-߲ ֮ ָ ָָ ָ 1 75 ָ ֋ ֓ ָָ ֮ 34.2 ָ ߕ 2 ֋ ߓ ֮ ֟ ߅ ָָ 000 ָָ ָ 2 ߓ ֮ ֟ ߅ ֤ ֌ Ϭ֮ ӡ ֱ ߓ ֮ ׻֋ ꌿ֮ ߮ ֵ֤ 2 ߓ ֋, ߲-߲ ִ߮ ߕ ߅ ײֻ , ֓ ֋ Ѥ , ֕ ָָ , ָָ , 0 ִ֮ ָָ 2 ֋ ߓ ֮ ֻ

(1/000 ָ ֿ:)


׿֤ (֟) : ӓ Ӥ ָ ֮֮ ֻ ֛ ִ , ֮ Ӥ ו֮֟ , ֮ ֜օ ״֛ ׻֋ 7,124 ֋, ևָ ֮ ׻֋ ֲֻ ֵ֜ , ו 8,746 ֋ 10,393 ֋ ״֛ , ֚ ֓ ׻֋ 6,000 ֋ ֻ֮ ָ׿֯ ֟

ֳ֯ן , ׾ֻ ׾֋֮ Ӥ ߲-߲ 19 ߕ ֣ ߴ , ו֮ Ӥ ָ և և ָ ֣-֣ ָ Ӥ ײ ꌙ և ꌙ ֮ ֟ ָָ 㻛 Ù, 㻛 և, ׾ִ, ֲ ָ ߛ ֮ ֓ ӯִֵֻ ָ, Ԯ ִֻ֯, ־ ֻ ֻ֮ Ԯ ׸ֻ ״ֿ֮, ֲ ׻֋ - פ ֵ

ָ, ׻֋ 321 ֋ ׻֋ פ ֋ , ָָ Ӥ ֻ֟ ֟ , ֟ , ֵ֤ ״ֻ֟, ֵ֤ ״ִ֛ ֕ ׮ֵ Ӥ ֛ ֤ ߴ֟ ָ ֯ ִ , ֵ֤ ״ִ֛ ָָ ܾß ָ ߿֮ ֵ֮ ֵ ֟ ָ ֛ ߬ ָָ ָ֮ ׸ ָ ֯ ֛ ֯ ִ , ֵ֤ ߬ ָ߲ ֤ ״ֻօ ִֻ ָ ։ Ӥ ֱ߻ , ָ ֮ ֟ ֱ߻ օ

ֳ֯ן , ߛ כ׿ֵֻ ׸ ֟ և ָ ։ ָ כ׿ֵֻ ׸ ׻֋ ֮ ָ ߿֮ ֮֋ , ׸ ו֮֟ , ֮ , ֻ ׯ֔ Ӥ ֮֟ ׾ כ׿ֵֻ Ù Ӥ ֜ ֣-֣ ו ָ כ׿ֵֻ Ù ֵә Ù , ֻ 1993 Ӥ ֕ ִ֕ ֵ , ִ֕ ײ ֕ ִִ ֵә ݕߌי כ׿ֵָ ֣ ֻ ֋ יև , ָ ֵ֤ , ֟ , , ָ ։ Ӥ ָ ֕ כÙ Ӥ 2,27,57,693 ؛ ֛ ؓ֟ ׾ֵ ֤, ߲ և כÙ Ӥ ؛ 11,30,444 , Ӥ ׯ֔ ֻ ֻ֟ Ӥ ؛ , ֯ ֮ ֕ ߲-߲ 60 ևԆָ ׻ ֮ Ӥ ֛ ִֻ , וִ֮ 35-35 ֻ ִ֮֟ , ֕Կߙ և

(ֳ֬ (. ..׸֮) ߚ߮ )

ָ, Ù ? ָ ָ ٻִֵ , ? ָָ ־֕ פ֮ כ׿ֵֻ Ù ׮ ׸ ֺ ܟ׻ֱ ֻ֟ Ӥ 1.7 ״ֻ֮ ؛ 1և/ ָ ..