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s experiences and do a lot of thinking, he added ENS For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 30 2012 1:28 am Related News A local court on Tuesday dismissed the bail applications of six accused who were arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the UT Police last week for gambling on IPL matches The six have been identified as Rajinder Garg alias LeeluSurinder NagpalGarish VermaJaswinder alias LovelyAnil Kumar alias Lattu and Sandip Arora alias Kujju Last weekthe SIT had arrested the accused who were alleged to have been involved in betting during IPL matches Police also seized Rs 15 lakh along with several mobile phones among other things For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWhat do you get when you stir up a cocktail with30 crore plusJan Dhan accounts Aadhaar linked bank accounts andthe lingering carrot of Universal Basic Income If it happens an election yearcracker As economists nitpick on the economy’s growth numbers – the new bling in Indian politics the parallel undercurrent of direct income transfers as an idea whose time has come is undeniable Finance Minister Arun Jaitley/ AFP Stung by sharp criticism from within his own party Finance Minister Jaitley who is currently in the US has been at pains to drum up the upside of the “speed” at which India’s economy is becoming “cleaner” In tandem the FM has been slipping in references to Jan Dhan accounts and the widening tax base while praising the shock demonetisation of the lion’s share of India’s currency last November as proof of a “decisive” leadership As on October 31 per government figures 3038 crore Indians have Jan Dhan accounts with a total deposit base of ~Rs 68 crore India’s chief Economic Adviser has made it clear that Jan Dhan accounts will be one of several conduits for routing UBI “Anyone with an Aadhaar-seeded bank account would be eligible for UBI The focus on Jan Dhan reflects the importance of these accounts for the poorest” says the latest Economic Survey Since the time of the most recent Budget when Subramanian introduced a detailed chapter on the subject Universal Basic Income has been enjoying a merry uptick in both national and world consciousness Subramnaian devoted 23 pages in the Economic survey for the UBI starting and ending with quotes from Mahatma Gandhi At the IMF headquarters on Thursday addressing a packed room Delphine Prady author of the Universal Basic Income chapter in the IMF Fiscal Monitor released this week said “now” is as good a time as any for governments wanting to launch UBI “We have to understand all the three words in Universal Basic Income Universal means without strings without any means-tested redistribution There is no conditionality and it goes to every individual which is distinct from citizen or resident” she said explaining the puritan’s version of the UBI “Remember that you have to find a way to finance it Once you find a way to finance it now is a good time to start because of the time we live in We live in a time of far more employment related uncertaintly than any other time UBI provides protections in such uncertain times” Subramanian strikes the same notes of equity generosity and progressive values in his argument for going the UBI way: “If as appears to be the case that thinkers on both the extreme left and right have all become its votaries then UBI is a powerful idea whose time even if not ripe for implementation is ripe for serious discussion One can easily imagine the Mahatma as fair mediator deliberating and examining both sides of the argument carefully The Mahatma as the embodiment of universal moral conscience would have seen the possibility of UBI in achieving the outcomes he so deeply cared about and fought for all his life But the Mahatma as moralist would have had doubts because of seeing uncompensated rewards as harming responsibility and effort As a social conservative he would permit UBI only if convinced that macro-economic stability would not be jeopardized Recognizing the difficulty of exit the Mahatma as astute political observer would have anxieties about UBI as being just another add-on government programme But on balance he may have given the go-ahead to the UBI Or so one might tentatively infer” Connecting all the dots – the more frequent references to Jan Dhan accounts by India’s top politicians a special mention of an Indian UBI case in the IMF Fiscal Monitor and slowing economic growth becoming a drag on the incumbent government’s image something’s certainly afoot “The UBI amount will be a crucial factor in ensuring the success of such a programme A key federal question will be the centre-state share in funding of the UBI This would like the GST involve complex negotiations between federal stakeholders” writes Subramanian But there’s another most crucial part to that – “a minimum level of UBI can be funded wholly by the centre” The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids at properties ofLalu Prasad Yadav and his family in 12 locations over alleged corruption charges (irregularities in awarding tenders for maintenance of IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 when he was the railway minister) have revived speculationsof a possible break in Bihar’s grand alliance which includes RJD JD(U) and Congress The BJP leaders have given the clarion call for Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to break the alliance with Lalu Many television presenters as well as commentators have already been upbeat that Nitish will soon announce to the world that he isset to dump Lalu and embrace the BJP There were similar excited speculations in the media when the Income Tax department raided 22 locations related to Lalu’s family in May this year as part of its investigation into almost a dozen Benami property deals That time too there were many including those in the BJP who had urged Nitish to walk out of the three-party grand alliance and once again embrace the BJP with which it had cohabited for 17 years before the split in 2013 Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar PTI What has been the basis of such speculations Many believe that Nitish is arare political leader from the Indian perspective apart from the possible exception of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who would not brook corruption of any kind just to remain in power But the question is if Nitish was genuinely averse to corruption then why did he sew up the alliance with Lalu for the Assembly election in 2015 Let us also not forget that the same Nitish had relentlessly inveighed against corruption and jungle raj of Lalu and his family for more than 15 years But in the aftermath of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in which both the JD(U) and RJD were decimated by the BJP Nitish had no qualms about joining hands with Lalu to keep the BJP at bay and capture power in Bihar If you compare the scenario then and now between 2015 and 2017 nothing substantial has changed True the Income Tax and CBI raids this year have added a new dimension to the corruption charges against Lalu and his family However one must accept that these charges are mere allegations by the investigative agencies and have not yet been substantiated by any court of law However before 2015 the indictment of Lalu in the fodder scam cases had gone through a series of court appraisals He had spent a considerable time in jail even prior to the apex court finally giving its stamp of approval to the corruption charges After the Supreme Court verdict Lalu lost his Lok Sabha seat and he was debarred from contesting elections for the next six years If Nitish could embrace such a tainted man in 2015 with a straight face why would he be troubled by the IT department and the CBI which have been carrying out raids at the properties of Lalu and his family Hopes have arisen in some hearts because Nitish broke ranks with the Congress and the RJD by supporting Ram Nath Kovind NDA’s presidential candidate Nitish’s decision gives them a feeling that he is gradually drifting away from Lalu and preparing the ground for a reunion with the BJP What adds strength to such speculation is Nitish’s unstinted support to Modi government’s twin controversial decisions last year the surgical strike across the Line of Control and demonetisation While the Congress and the RJD were engaged in puncturing the claims made by the Union government on the outcome of the aerial raids on Pakistani targets Nitish commended the action in no uncertain terms Striking a discordant note with all Opposition parties Nitish had also hailed the demonetisation move as a salutary measure to fight corruption Nitish has time and again asserted that he has a mind of his own and that he did not believe in herd mentality As he has said again and again he does not want to blindly support or oppose a policy or a person because of political associations Despite these assertions he is an astute politician and knows that he has to play his cards carefully to ensure his political interests are not adversely affected by his contrarian decisions Let’s take the case of his support for Kovind As the governor of Bihar Kovind had struck a cordial relationship with the Modi government Even the BJP leaders in Bihar had expected the governor to red flag some of the draconian provisions of the liquor prohibition ordinance that the Nitish government had recommended However?” Du Plessis managed his bowlers perfectly to ensure that England were bowled out on Day 2.Preeti scribbled several thoughts, lowering the world record of 3:30. 2017 7:37 pm It was the fourth time the Matt Renshaw has crossed 50 in his nine Test innings. 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