Media coverage of SBP in regional newspapers
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18 May 2017
SBP press release published in Ajmer.
13 May 2017
Asif Iqbal, the Karnataka State Coordinator of SBP was recently interviewed by Hendrikus van Dord who works with him at the Indian Economic Trade Organization.
28 April 2017
Asif Iqbal was interviewed in Bangalore about Swarna Bharat Party today.
28 April 2017
A brilliant take on socialist politicians by Asif Iqbal of Swarna Bharat Party
20 April 2017
Asif Iqbal, the State Coordinator of SBP for Karnataka was interviewed on TV yesterday about SBP's key policies.
Please widely share with any Kannada speaking friends you may have.
The knowledge shared in this interview can save your life.
22 April 2017in Merion West
SBP's article in Merion West, which is run out of Yale, Cornell, and Duke universities. This will reach out to Indian students in the USA.
The text of the article below:
India After Seventy Years of Socialism
This is a story of how one man, Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, set back the people of India for many generations – despite his good intentions. And it is the story about the herculean challenge even today to undo the colossal harm done by him.
Nehru was a giant among men. But his flaw was that he was a socialist. The harm he caused India as a result was proportionate to his stature; it was comprehensive and universal.
In his official biography JRD Tata (one of India’s greatest industrialists) reported that “Nehru once told me ‘I hate the mention of the very word word profit’. I replied: ‘Jawaharlal, I am talking about the need of the public sector making a profit.’ Jawaharlal came back: ‘Never talk to me about the word profit; it is a dirty word.'”
At around the same time, Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore was
telling his people that “You make profit into a dirty word and Singapore dies.”
This difference in perspective was at the core of the difference between the two leaders. And it also lies at the core of the difference in the performance of India and Singapore over the past 70 years.
Nehru formed his socialist and anti-business views during his education in England in 1910 when he became strongly influenced by the Fabian Society. Later, he was influenced (through VK Krishna Menon) by Harold Laski and other socialists. Advocates of liberty like Ludwig von and Mises and F.A. Hayek were barely audible. The first half of the twentieth century was the time when liberalism was being rapidly replaced across the world with different forms of socialism. Keynes and the Fabian socialists led the tearing down of liberalism and individual rights. And even though Milton Friedman personally tried to educate Nehru in the 1950s, Nehru remained too arrogant to listen.
Powered on by his faith, Nehru left no stone unturned to impose restrictive policies on India’s development. Property rights were destroyed, private businesses were taken over by the state. The perverse incentives Nehru imposed on India’s governance system tore apart the moral fabric of the society and made it one of the most corrupt on earth. His injection of socialism into the bureaucracy and political system shattered all prospects of accountability.
India today has less freedom than it had during British rule. It ranks close to the bottom of the world in global comparisons of freedom. A result of this is the subhuman living conditions experienced by the vast majority of Indians – despite the proliferation of high-end restaurants, swanky shopping malls and fashion boutiques since the liberal reforms of 1991. In fact, had IMF not forced liberal reforms down India’s throat, India may have been racked by civil war by now. Despite liberalisation, around 60 districts in India are controlled today by Maoist Naxalites – outside the control of civil government.
That is because India’s youth is in deep distress. The majority of India’s population comprises youth below 30 who are mostly unskilled, poorly educated or uneducated, and are unable to perform any reasonable job competently. Around a million of these youth enter the workforce every year but 18 million are jobless. And most jobs are extremely low paying, anyway.
Populist socialist demagogue Modi marketed himself as a messiah in 2014 and India’s desperate youth voted for his vikas (development) promise. But Modi is a godchild of Nehru and has done absolutely nothing to change the socialist system. His promises have turned to dust. There is great bitterness among the youth.
India’s situation today is pathetic. Let no one be misled by the hype – largely government propaganda – about India. Few investors want to invest in India. Even Indian corporations are moving their money abroad and investing in countries like China, Thailand, Vietnam, Switzerland and the USA.
So what can be done? This should surely not be allowed to go on – for the future and well-being of a billion people is at stake.
The solutions stare at us in the face. Unfortunately, this requires our discarding the heroes and false ideologies of the past 70 years. India has no choice but to use its brains instead of its emotions. Socialism can have no place whatsoever in a civilised society.
India finally has a liberal party, the Swarna Bharat Party (the party for a golden India). I may add here that Swarna Bharat Party (SBP) is a liberal party in the classical sense, not in the socialist sense in which the word ‘liberal’ is commonly used in the United States.
Liberalism is the belief that we are born free and that freedom is the highest value. Liberalism is the idea that the common man is sovereign and the government is our servant. It is the belief that through their own free endeavours the people can achieve material (and for those so inclined, spiritual) prosperity. And it is the belief that if anyone is left behind – after putting his best foot forward – then the government should top up such a person’s income and lift him above dire poverty.
SBP is committed to a focus on law and order, competent and minimal regulation over free markets, a non-corrupt judiciary, low taxes, high quality infrastructure, sound money, and a business-friendly system. It is committed to separation of the state and religion – a basic condition of civilised society.
SBP has a huge challenge ahead of it. The task involves re-educating and re-orienting India.
We are growing slowly but steadily. I invite those interested in good governance to assess SBP’s manifesto and – if persuaded – to step forward to lead.
- Sanjeev Sabhlok is the overseas coordinator of the Swarna Bharat Party.
1 April 2017, In TOI, New Delhi
11th March 2017, In Lokmat epaper
1st March 2017, Dainik Bhaskar
16 December 2016
Article covered by NewsGram (www.NewsGram.com), a US-based public funded nonprofit media organization whose aim is to bring a perspective in various issues that the mainstream media misses out or covers in a measly manner.
November 28 2016, Saptahik Chaprak
November 16 2016, Tarun Bharat
November 16 2016, Daily Pudhari
News published in dainik Pudhari
October 24 2016, In Saptahik Chaprak,(page 8)
News coverage in Saptahik Chaprak:
October 16 2016, In Tennews
October 16 2016, In Pune Darpan
महाराष्ट्रातील चराऊ कुरणांवर राजकीय हितसंबंधी आणि गावगुंडांनी अतिक्रमण केले असून कुरणांवर अवलंबून असलेल्या धनगर, गोपाळ व अल्पभुधारक शेतक-यांच्या अस्तित्वावरच घाला घातला आहे. त्यामुळे या समाजावरील बेकारीचे संकट गहिरे झाले असून भविष्यात पशुपालनाचा व्यवसाय संपुष्टात येण्याची भिती निर्माण झाली आहे. सरकारने तात्काळ या प्रश्नात लक्ष घालून सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाच्या निर्देशाप्रमाणे एकुण शेतजमिनीच्या किमान ५ टक्के एवढे क्षेत्र चराऊ कुरणांसाठी मुक्त करावे तसेच कुरणांवरील अतिक्रमणे उध्वस्त करावी अशी मागणी स्वर्ण भारत पक्षाचे अध्यक्ष संजय सोनवणी यांनी पत्रकार परिषदेत केली.
यावेळी स्वर्ण भारत पक्षाचे प्रदेशाध्यक्ष मृणाल ढोलेपाटील उपस्थित होते.
सोनवणी म्हणाले, पशुपालन हा प्राचीन व्यवसाय असून भारतात निमभटक्या पशुपालनावरच अनेक लोकांचा चरितार्थ चालतो. सध्या महाराष्ट्रात केवळ १.८ टक्के एवढेच क्षेत्र चराईसाठी उपलब्ध आहे. चा-याच्या कमतरतेमुळे शेळ्या, मेंढ्या आणि अन्य जनावरांना अर्धपोटी रहावे लागत आहे. तसेच शेतपीकाच्या बदलत्या स्वरुपामुळे तेथूनही पुरेसा चारा उपलब्ध होत नाही. चराऊ कुरणांच्या जागी औद्योगिक वसाहती, खासगी महाविद्यालये, सहकारी संस्था यांनी अतिक्रमण केले असून वनखात्याने देखील अनेक निर्बंध लादल्याने वनक्षेत्रात चराई करणे अशक्य झाले आहे.
भारत पशुसंख्येत अग्रणी देश असून राष्ट्रीय उत्पन्नात त्याचा ४ टक्के वाटा आहे. जवळपास दहा कोटी मेंढपाळ व अल्पभुधारक चा-यासाठी कुंपणावर अवलंबून आहेत. कुरणे घटत चालल्यामुळे पशुपालक बेरोजगार होत आहेत. यावर उपाय म्हणून कुरणांचा विकास, संरक्षण व संवर्धन यासाठी कठोर कायदे करण्याची गरज आहे असे सोनवणी म्हणाले.
October 15 2016, In Daily Punyanagari,(page 17, Pune edition)
October 15 2016, In Daily Samachar Post, New Delhi,
October 14 2016, News on Mymarathi
News on Mymarathi on the serious issue of ever diminishing grazing lands and its impact on the economy, employment and the environment.
October 5 2016, Daily Sanchar, Solapur
News article in Daily Sanchar, Solapur.
October 5 2016, Divya Marathi, Solapur.
News published in Divya Marathi, Solapur.
October 5 2016, Lokmat, Solapur.
SBP President, Sanjay Sonawani's public talk in Sholapur reported in detail in Lokmat, a major Marathi newspaper.
October 5 2016, Jagran.com
Coverage of SBP 2 October Rally in Jagran
October 4 2016
In Parsiana, 21September 2016
September 27 2016, Punyanagari, https://www.facebook.com/SwarnaBharatParty/photos/a.692000704161494.1073741828.636869173007981/1408290759199148/?type=3&theater
September 25 2016,Daily Maharashtra Times
News appeared in Daily Maharashtra Times, Ahmednagar edition.
September 25 2016
News article in Daily Pudhari, Pune, about SBP's demands on Small Scale Industries.
September 23 2016
In Rajasthan Patrika today
September 22 2016
The sugarcane press release in ground report.
September 22 2016
In the ground report.
September 16 2016
In an internet newspaper
September 16 2016
News published in Daily Prahar, Mumbai
September 15 2016
Article discussing SBP's position re: Atrocities Act
September 14 2016
Another newspaper picked it up in Ahmednagar (Daily Pudhari).
September 14 2016
News published in Daily Maharashtra Times, Ahmednagar edition.
September 12 2016
Article discussing SBP's position re: Atrociticies Act in Chaprak (page 1 and 8)
September 12 2016
An internet journal
September 9 2016
News in Daily Punyanagari, Amravati edition…
September 9 2016
News published in daily Punyanagari, page 16 Pune edition.
August 28 2016
न्याय आणि सुरक्षा याकडे दुर्लक्ष केल्याने भारताची अवस्था कठीण -संजय सोनवणी (व्हिडीओ)न्याय आणि सुरक्षा याकडे दुर्लक्ष केल्याने भारताची अवस्था कठीण -संजय सोनवणी (व्हिडीओ)
August 28 2016
Article on SBP's open letter to the PM published in Saptahik Chaprak
August 29 2016
Coverage of 26 August press conference in Daily Samrat
August 26 2016
President of SBP Sanjay Sonawani, asks PM Modi to substantially increase funding for the police and judiciary, Merinews,
July 7 2016
The mantra of Swachh Bharat cannot deliver results, says Haryana-based Swarna Bharat Party,
June 25 2016
TV coverage of the press conference of SBP
March 22 2016
Modi should first make India makeable: SBP, Sirf News,
February 15, 2016
India must urgently replace its outdated bureaucracy, says SBP President, Ground Report India,
Prohibition is no solution to alcohol abuse: Swarna Bharat Party (SBP), The Truth of India
January 26, 2016
Swarna Bhartiya Party launches new website, commits to bringing liberty by NewsGram News Desk -