Yogi's stand against superstition
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityath should be complimented for breaking the ‘Noida jinx’ when he will be the first Chief Minister after three decades to visit Noida to review preparation for launch of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line connecting Kalkaji Temple (New Delhi) with Botanical Garden (Noida) on 25th December by the Prime Minister.
All Chief Ministers in UP cutting across party lines in last three decades avoided coming to Noida because of a superstition that any visit to Noida will result in stepping down from the CM's post, proving that politicians are in general in the habit of gluing themselves to the chair!
Interestingly, superstitions are so deep-rooted in the minds of politicians that even former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee misused his position as caretaker Prime Minister by getting bungalow number ‘8’ to ‘6-A’ at Krish Menon Marg in New Delhi totally against rules, merely because of superstition.
JNU, the breeding ground
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a premier educatiol institution of the country supposed to produce top brains, is sadly earning the notorious distinction of producing some unwanted anti-tiol elements. The university derives subsidy from the Central government to impart top class education to its students. But if one goes by recent happenings in the university campus, it is a matter to worry. Those anti-tiol elements have polluted the entire atmosphere of the campus by staging rallies and semirs in support of crimils like Yakub Memon and Afzal Guru for the whole tion to see. The most recent development in the campus involved senior BJP leader Dr. Subramanium Swamy, who was barred from attending and delivering his address at the very last minute, even though he was invited by none other than Leftist leader Prakash Karat. It is high time that the JNU authority should take stern steps to eradicate such elements.
Dr Ashim Chowdhury,