<ul>SAY </ul><ul>NO </ul><ul>to </ul><ul>CORRUPTION </ul><ul>&  PRICE RISE </ul><ul>A  Samudaaya  Campaign </ul>
<ul>Adarsh, Satyam and Common Wealth!  What virtuous names for vicious scams! </ul><ul>Spate of corruption scandals </ul><...
<ul>Vegetable Price Rise reminding IPL Auction ! </ul><ul>Vegetable price increase 67% in 9 months  Onion prices jumped fr...
<ul>COMMON WEALTH  GAMES  LOOT  Rs. 58,000 Cr. </ul><ul>Cost  of  Commonwealth Games </ul><ul>Original Estimate : Rs.  617...
<ul><ul><li>“  There was in fact a successful auction of spectrum — only it was not conducted by the government but by its...
<ul>Karnataka Landscams </ul><ul>Total loot from Landscams  Rs.17,000 Crores </ul><ul>Land Grab (2000- 2004 ) of about 41,...
<ul>Karnataka Minescam </ul><ul>Loot in Karnataka mining scam: Rs. 22,000 cr. </ul><ul>In last 6 yrs. 305 lakh tonnes of i...
<ul><ul><li>Karnataka is on the path of becoming number one state in the country  in corruption….” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul>Black Money  Swiss Banks,  Hawala and  Mutts </ul><ul>India first among deposits in Tax havens,  India lost in illegal...
Losing Rs. 240 crores per day </li></ul><ul>Tax evasion, Hawala, Depositing in - Swiss Banks & Tax havens, underworld and ...
<ul>Corruption is present ever since independence... </ul><ul>But never of this scale and ubiquity </ul><ul>1948-1991 (in ...
<ul>Scams increased in torrents  after  Economic Reforms  in 1991  </ul><ul>Major scam occurences  gone up from 1 in 6 yea...
<ul>Business-Politician- Bureacracy Nexus courtesy :  Radia Tapes   </ul><ul><ul><li>Disclaimer:  This maze is an Artist’s...
<ul>Bureacracy </ul><ul>Media </ul><ul>Politicians </ul><ul>Business </ul><ul>A powerful nexus against the common man </ul>
<ul>When a person like him makes a statement, I think we should take him seriously,&quot;  Sharad Pawar </ul><ul>Banana re...
<ul>APL, BPL and IPL  Incentives for The rich and ugly, death Sentence for farmers </ul><ul><ul><li>Govt.  gifted  away to...
Rs. 21 lakhs crores (or half a trillion dollars) the legal loot of rich in last 5 years (since 2005-06)
The same budget cuts Rs. 5568 Crores from Agriculture
Food subsidy for the poor is being cut in the name of APL and BPL, Super-rich Scandal-infested IPL is given IT rebate </li...
<ul>Price Rise and Government Policies </ul><ul>Price  rise is neither  market nor natural phenemenon It is caused or affe...
Allowing Commodity forward trading
Dismantling of PDS in the name of targeting
Corporate takeover of retail (including food)
Cut  in subsidies to agriculture inputs making it unviable </li></ul></ul>
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  1. 1. <ul>SAY </ul><ul>NO </ul><ul>to </ul><ul>CORRUPTION </ul><ul>& PRICE RISE </ul><ul>A Samudaaya Campaign </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Adarsh, Satyam and Common Wealth! What virtuous names for vicious scams! </ul><ul>Spate of corruption scandals </ul><ul>2G Spectrum : Rs. 1,76,000 cr. Commonwealth : Rs. 58,000 Cr. Kar Mining Scandal : Rs. 22,000 cr Kar Land Scams : Rs. 17,000 cr </ul><ul>SPATE OF Questions – Why ? How ? </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>Vegetable Price Rise reminding IPL Auction ! </ul><ul>Vegetable price increase 67% in 9 months Onion prices jumped from Rs. 80 to Rs.110 this Jan Petrol prices hiked 8 times since deregulation Speculation in essential commodities =1.5 times budget corporate share in food retailing tripled in past 4 years </ul>
  4. 4. <ul>COMMON WEALTH GAMES LOOT Rs. 58,000 Cr. </ul><ul>Cost of Commonwealth Games </ul><ul>Original Estimate : Rs. 617.5 Crores 2010 (India) : Rs 60,000 crores!!! </ul><ul>Comparison </ul><ul>2002 (UK) : Rs 2,100 crores 2006 (Australia) : Rs 5,000 crores 2014 (UK-estimated) : Rs 2,200 crores! </ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>“ There was in fact a successful auction of spectrum — only it was not conducted by the government but by its corporate sector cronies who made a fortune on the deal. … ..Also auctioned alongside were the government's individual Ministers,posts and integrity. Two auctions for the price of none ..” P Sainath The Hindu Feb 21, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul>“ Who says there was no auction in 2G ? </ul>
  6. 6. <ul>Karnataka Landscams </ul><ul>Total loot from Landscams Rs.17,000 Crores </ul><ul>Land Grab (2000- 2004 ) of about 41,000 acres : Rs. 1550 Cr NICE scam = Rs. 10,000 cr. Land grab by Yeddy family in Shimoga: Rs. 2000 Crores Denotification by Yeddy Govt of 600 acres: Rs. 3800 crores Lokayukta is investigating 18 cases of Land grab by CM </ul>
  7. 7. <ul>Karnataka Minescam </ul><ul>Loot in Karnataka mining scam: Rs. 22,000 cr. </ul><ul>In last 6 yrs. 305 lakh tonnes of iron ore export without valid permits. Illegal exports value Rs 15,245 crore Supreme Court appointed CEC has indicted OMC of Reddy brothers of most suspected scam methods CEC indicted both state governments of allowing and conniving with illegal activities of mining companies Supreme Court banned mining in Bellary area and exports </ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Karnataka is on the path of becoming number one state in the country in corruption….” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof. G Venkatasbbayya, </li></ul></ul>Veteran scholar - in the Presidential Address of 77 th Kannada Sahitya Parishath <ul>TAGS our LEADERS have earned us </ul><ul>Karnataka - most corrupt state in India State ruled by real estate and mining mafia Fixing and toppling of Govt.s by the Mafia Operation Lotus to Resort politics, anything goes Average rate of MLA around Rs. 50 crores </ul>
  9. 9. <ul>Black Money Swiss Banks, Hawala and Mutts </ul><ul>India first among deposits in Tax havens, India lost in illegal outflows </ul><ul><li>over $ 460 Billion (Rs. 21 Lakh crores) since 1947
  10. 10. Losing Rs. 240 crores per day </li></ul><ul>Tax evasion, Hawala, Depositing in - Swiss Banks & Tax havens, underworld and mutts – are pastimes of the Rich and Ugly </ul>
  11. 11. <ul>Corruption is present ever since independence... </ul><ul>But never of this scale and ubiquity </ul><ul>1948-1991 (in crores of Rs) </ul><ul>Mundhra Scandal 1957 1.2 Dhamateja Loan 1960 22.0 </ul><ul>Kairon (Punjab CM) 1963 NA </ul><ul>Biju Patnaik (Ors CM) 1963 NA </ul><ul>Kuo Oil Deal 1976 2.2 </ul><ul>Antulay Trust 1981 30.0 </ul><ul>HDW Commissions 1987 20 </ul><ul>Bofors Pay-off 1987 64 </ul><ul>1992-1998 (in crores of Rs) </ul><ul>Harshad Mehta Security 1992 5000 Indian Bank Rip-off 1992 1300 Sugar Import 1994 650 Vote for Notes - 1 1995 ?00 </ul><ul>MSShoes Share Price Rig 1994 699 </ul><ul>Bihar Fodder Scam 1996 950 Urea Import 1996 133 Hawala Jain Diary 1996 ?00 Bhansali Financial Pyramid 1997 1000 </ul><ul>Harshad Mehta Share Price Rig 1997 ?000 Sukharam Telecom 1997 1500 Companies Vanishing Post-IPO 1997 330 Teak Plantation 1997 2600 </ul><ul>1999-2004 (in crores of Rs) </ul><ul>Mobile License Policy Change 1999 46,000 Modern Foods Privatisation 2000 2,050 </ul><ul>BALCO Privatisation 2001 4,050 </ul><ul>Ketan Parekh K-10 Scrip Rig 2001 1,250 UTI Collapse 2001 4,800 Dinseh Dalmia 2001 595 Stock Market collapse 2001 1,15,000 Wheat Import 2003 10,000 NICE Land Grab 2004 10,000 Karnataka Land Scam – 1 2004 1,550 </ul><ul>2005-2011 (in crores of Rs) </ul><ul>IPO-Demat 2005 146 Taj Corridoor 2006 175 </ul><ul>Satyam 2008 10,000 </ul><ul>Army Ration pilferage 2008 5,000 </ul><ul>Rice Export 2009 2,500 </ul><ul>Madhu Koda Jhrakand Mine Lease 2009 4,000 </ul><ul>Orissa Mine Lease 2009 7,000 </ul><ul>Karnataka Illegal Mining 2009 22,000 </ul><ul>Operational Lotus 2009 ?,000 </ul><ul>Karnataka Land Sacm - 2 2009 5,800 </ul><ul>Vote for Notes - 2 2010 ??,000 </ul><ul>Commonwealth Loot 2010 58,000 </ul><ul>Resort Politics 2010 ??,000 </ul><ul>2G Spectrum 2011 1,76,000 </ul><ul>Hassan Ali Tax evasion 2010 89.000 </ul>
  12. 12. <ul>Scams increased in torrents after Economic Reforms in 1991 </ul><ul>Major scam occurences gone up from 1 in 6 years to 1 in 5 months Scams are direct result of economic reforms in 1990s unleashed by Dr. Singh and later accelerated by Vajpeyee and Dr. Singh’s regimes Scam size grown in torrents from Rs. tens of Crores to hundreds, thro’ thousands to lakhs of crores in the 4 phases Major Root cause has moved from License-Contract Raj - to Grabbing Public Assets - to Policy Fixing - to Minister Fixing in the 4 phases Resignations , arrests and convictions reduced to trickle and cases are delayed indefinitely </ul>
  13. 13. <ul>Business-Politician- Bureacracy Nexus courtesy : Radia Tapes </ul><ul><ul><li>Disclaimer: This maze is an Artist’s impression of 2G and other Orgy parties. Any resemblance with persons partying in public or private not co-incidental, more likely to be factual. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul>Bureacracy </ul><ul>Media </ul><ul>Politicians </ul><ul>Business </ul><ul>A powerful nexus against the common man </ul>
  15. 15. <ul>When a person like him makes a statement, I think we should take him seriously,&quot; Sharad Pawar </ul><ul>Banana republics are run on cronyism. People of great power wield great power,......So I think it can happen, I mean a Banana Republic kind of an environment could emerge... R atan Tata </ul><ul>“ In fact, every policy decision, or change in policy, in most of these sectors are being made based on the money which is handed out by the consortium of Indian big business and MNCs. ....India is fast reaching the level of Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia - all countries which see the free play of MNCs and crony capitalism .. Prakash Karat </ul><ul>If four public figures across the spectrum are agreeing.. It must be true.. Corruption is caused by Neo-liberal policies driven by and encouraging CRONY CAPITALISM ! </ul><ul>It was gratifying to have the head of India’s most reputed business house confirm the existence of crony capitalis m in the country.....Mr. Tata rightly warns us against becoming a €˜banana republic ..... P Sainath </ul>
  16. 16. <ul>APL, BPL and IPL Incentives for The rich and ugly, death Sentence for farmers </ul><ul><ul><li>Govt. gifted away to rich and ugly Rs. 5 lakhs crores in last budget (=2.5x the 2G scam losses)
  17. 17. Rs. 21 lakhs crores (or half a trillion dollars) the legal loot of rich in last 5 years (since 2005-06)
  18. 18. The same budget cuts Rs. 5568 Crores from Agriculture
  19. 19. Food subsidy for the poor is being cut in the name of APL and BPL, Super-rich Scandal-infested IPL is given IT rebate </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul>Price Rise and Government Policies </ul><ul>Price rise is neither market nor natural phenemenon It is caused or affected by delibarate Govt policies It can also be prevented or fought by right policies </ul><ul>unprecedented price rise in last few years are caused by Neo-liberal policies </ul><ul><ul><li>Oil Price de-regulation
  21. 21. Allowing Commodity forward trading
  22. 22. Dismantling of PDS in the name of targeting
  23. 23. Corporate takeover of retail (including food)
  24. 24. Cut in subsidies to agriculture inputs making it unviable </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul>Corruption, Price Rise and us </ul><ul>2G scam losses = 1.76 lakh crores = 2 years of cost of universal PDS = 5 years of RTE implementation Commonwealth scam = 58,000 Crores = 2 Lakh Primary Health Centers = 12 lakh low-cost houses = 1 lakh PHC + 6 lakh houses </ul><ul>Unprecedented levels of both Corruption and Price Rise - are caused by neo-liberal policies Neo-liberal policies are being driven and encouraged by Crony Capitalism growing rapidly in the last 20 years of ‘Reforms’ Both are symptoms of a system Need to overhaul of the system to eradicate them </ul>
  26. 26. <ul>Corruption </ul><ul>The common man </ul><ul>Crony Capitalist nexus </ul><ul>Crony Capitalism </ul><ul>Inflation Poverty Disparity </ul><ul>Humungous Scams Nepotism Black money </ul><ul>In summary </ul>
  27. 27. <ul>Effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Measures </ul><ul>Rate of conviction (6 Out of 38 Major cases since 1991) At best, there have been political ‘sanyas’ Bureaucracy is rarely even accused and never convicted or punished Some of the famous acquittals or no-actions </ul><ul><li>Bofors, Karnataka Landscam, Karnataka Minescam, HDW, BALCO privatisation, Vote for Notes-1, Vote for Notes-2, Operation Lotus </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul>“ </ul><ul>Political parties have no will to fight or act on corruption and price-rise Cases where politicians from either alliance (led by Congress & BJP) were involved are buried Frequent noises about Black Money, Swiss bank deposits not followed-up Radia tapes and Wikileaks exposed the nexus of all political parties but for left) with Business, Foreign Govt,s, Bureacracy Enthusiastic support to neo-liberal policies (but for left) show the lack of will </ul><ul>No Political will to fight Corruption </ul>
  29. 29. <ul>Few other weaknesses also are noteworthy </ul><ul><li>Jan lokpal bill as a be-all of anti-corruption measures
  30. 30. Apolitical and ignoring of all parliamentary institutions
  31. 31. Narrow definition of corruption
  32. 32. Lack of understanding of the root of problem – crony capitalism and neo-liberal policies </li></ul><ul>Is Jan Lokpal Bill be-all of fight against Corruption ? </ul><ul>“ </ul><ul>Anna Hazare’s movement for Lokpal Bill is positive development Demanding participation of civic society in drafting bills of importance is positive too Jan Lokpal Bill proposed raises many serious issues Other weaknesses noted </ul><ul><li>Jan Lokpal bill as a be-all of anti-corruption measures
  33. 33. ignoring of all parliamentary institutions
  34. 34. Lack of understanding of the root of problem viz. crony capitalism and neo-liberal policies </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul>We pledge to </ul><ul><li>Have ZERO tolerance for corruption at high places and price-rise
  36. 36. If we see, hear corrupt practices, we will speak out
  37. 37. Support and protect whistleblowers against corruption in all organizations including corporates
  38. 38. Use RTI to expose corruption in all organizations
  39. 39. Refuse to sell vote for notes or other allurements
  40. 40. Refuse to vote to a candidate whose assets significantly increased after a term
  41. 41. Utilize all avenues to participate in policy-making and overseeing of public programs </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul>WE DEMAND </ul><ul><li>A comprehensive effective Lokpal Bill by this August 15 drafted with public consultation
  43. 43. Teeth to Karnataka Lokayukta including cabinet ministers in the jurisdiction and suo moto powers
  44. 44. Resignations of all accused in the recent scams - 2G, Commonwealth, Karnataka Mine and landscams
  45. 45. time-bound action and speedy conviction of accused in recent scams
  46. 46. RTI to be extended to private organisations including corporates
  47. 47. Protection of Whistleblowers Bill
  48. 48. Ban on Forward trading of essential commodities
  49. 49. Reduction of indirect taxes on Petroleum products
  50. 50. Strict action on Black-marketeers and hoarders of essentials
  51. 51. Universalisation of PDS
  52. 52. Implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations (2005) to make Agriculture viable </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul>Samudaaya gratefully acknowldeges </ul><ul>Quotes, Resources </ul><ul>P Sainath Ratan Tata Sharad Pawar Prakash Karat </ul><ul>India Today Outlook Frontline Peoples Democracy IDEAS Transparency International CAG Wikileaks </ul><ul>Cartoonist Cartoon Publisher </ul><ul>Mahamud Sudha, Prajavani, Deccan Herald Satish Acharya Sunday Midday Surendra The Hindu Keshav R Prasad Mail Today Ravishankar India Today Manjul DNA Raghupathy Sringeri Amul </ul><ul>Produced by Karnataka Raajya Samudaya Samanvaya Samiti </ul><ul>No.162 6th Main, 4th Phase 7th Block BSK 3rd Stage Bangalore 560085. </ul><ul>Ph.No.s 9449528643/9480148963/ 9844109706 http://samudaayacampaign.wordpress.com/ </ul><ul>And many other unknown unnamed unsung ones, including many Whistleblowers , who unearthed the scams And not to forget to online search engines who helped us discover many of them </ul>

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