Thursday, August 20, 2009

Referendum and Election Law Negotiations Continue Between NCP and SPLM

Both sides are digging in, with some outside observations from the UNMIS head of elections observation. Actually, quite unhelpful comments from the UNMIS rep. Check out the article here.

For what it is worth, and in case this is the first election observation/participation for some, the parties will always haggle over the process. It is, in my opinion, a critical process in the essence of elections and plebiscites. It engenders a sense of transparency, legitimacy and fosters broad participation.

If there are outside "official" groups who have a thought to share on their opinion of the election, the parties' political and process needs, then it might be best to hold their fire or share their thoughts more discreetly. Public comments. like those of the UNMIS representative only throw weight (unfairly, many would argue) toward one argument.

Meanwhile, the USG is a bit more forward leaning on the process, according to this article. Gration is appears to be getting on side with the Don't-Drop-Sanctions-On-Khartoum-stance, and the SPLM seems to be qualifying their recent comments on unilateral declaration of independence. Story here.

And finally, Gration is claiming victory (progress?) on a non-agreement on the outstanding CPA issues. Except it does not cover the census, the referendum or other critical points that are currently under hot debate. BBC is reporting the story here. One more inane pointer: When it comes to mediating between the parties, "process" (like this) is no replacement for substance. Signing agreements that don't mean anything only give the obstinate a victory when they should be getting further pressure.

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CP will win both Airoli and Belapur seats-asserts Thane Guardian minister Ganesh Naik after filing nomination
On the second last day of filing nominations, the front runners from Belapur and Airoli constituencies filed their nominations. Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik filed his nominations as the official NCP-Congress Candidate from the Belapur constituency.
The much-anticipated moment of filing nominations saw the front runners of Belapur and Airoli constituencies arriving at the centers today. Evidently hundreds of NCP party workers from all over the city gathered at Belapur in support of sitting MLA and NCP Congress candidate Ganesh Naik. In a while Thane guardian minister ganesh naik arrived at Belapur and marched down the road with his supporters to Konkan Bhavan.

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Ganesh Naik has a vision for Navi Mumbai
Ganesh Naik's vision, conception and development inspiring leadership has led to several significant projects being taken up by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and civic services being rendered.
Water Supply: Ensured adequate water supply for the city for the next 50 years by transferring Morbe dam for Navi Mumbai from Maharashtra Jeevan Pradikharan (MJP). 24x7 water supply begun in Nerul, Sanpada, Juinagar and CBD-Belapur.
Transportation: Concretised 14-km-six-lane Thane-Belapur Road. Work on the four flyovers on the highway will complete soon. A resolution has been passed for purchase of 120 CNG buses by NMMT. Work is on at Turbhe bus depot for the first CNG filling station in city. The Thane-Belapur-Nerul rail service has started. A women special service's been initiated on Vashi-Panvel and Panvel-CST routes. Efforts are on at the Central government level to speed up work on the proposed Navi Mumbai international airport.

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Ncp Airoli Candidate Sandeep Naik Rallies At Vashi
Congress-NCP Airoli candidate Sandeep Naik continued is election rally from Kopri village to sector 28, 29 and 14 of Vashi to meet the residents. With the elections just a few days away, Sandeep Naik was seen alone campaigning in these sectors. Present along with him was his uncle Dyaneshwar Naik. Sandeep Naik said that it was a great response that they received from supporters during the rally. He said that there agenda and mission was to convert Navi Mumbai into a world class city which they were confident of doing.

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Ganesh Naik – a leader for the last 40 years is known for his work and achievements.
His dedication to the cause of progress and development of Navi Mumbai commands respect and honour from all. And as a part of showing their support and gratitude, people from all communities have been inviting Ganesh Naik as he runs for elections again. Rajasthani community is one of the many communities who are witness to the peace and security that Ganesh Naik has provided them as a guardian for villagers and migrants.
Humbled by their support and wished, Ganesh Naik shared with the audience how since his childhood he has never differentiated between people of different castes or creed. Later on speaking to the media, he appreciated the honor given to him by the Rajasthani community.

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Shri Sandeep Naik shows Sportship in politics too
Making plans is easy. Action is difficult. Translating specific thought into desired action is the most difficult. Shri sandeep naik is the constantly making determined efforts to ensure the success of Navi Mumbai sports person in the national and international sports arena , since the last several years. He expressed hope to relies his efforts for establishing a world class sports complex in the city.
He represented the state Kho-kho team in the 1992 national meet Hyderabad. While in junior college he earned laurels as an all –round cricketer at the enter –club tournament abroad.
Sportsmanship is rare where politics dominate. However Shri Sandeep Naik shows Sportship in politics too. This youthful leader is full of promises and prospects and the journey has just begun.

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Ganesh Naik thank all those people who supported me from the beginning of my campaign.
“ On Thursday(22-10-09), I was a bit tensed when came to know that Chauguley was leading in the initial stages. However, I was confident about winning the polls. Now, my duty will be to identify the needs of the public and work accordingly. I will try my level best to fulfil our agenda," said an excited Sandeep. When asked whether he is happy with the margin with which he won, he answered, "I am happy with the margin since there was no MNS candidate and still we won with good margin. This indicates that youths and new voters registered with EC put faith in me. My victory is equally due to all NCP corporators and workers who put lots of efforts to the win from the constituency."

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The people of Navi Mumbai have due to the love and faith in Ganesh Naik’s victory
Though, Naik enjoys strong voters base in Belapur, entry of the renowned builder Haware into politics around six months ago had led to few uncertainties in the constituency as the BJP along with ally Shiv Sena, ensured the saffron alliance left no stone unturned to see Naik's defeat. Besides, the last minute rebel by Bhagat and other city Congress corporators triggered speculations whether Naik would be able to make it to the House for the fourth term.
Bhagat, was expected to eat into maximum of Naik's votes, but that could not be seen happening for the ex-Navi Mumbai Congress chief. On the other hand, MNS's Rajendra (Pappu) Mahale receiving votes close to 20,000, is considered as the crucial factor behind BJP-Sena losing the seat.
"The victory is due to the love and faith people of Navi Mumbai have in me. People have elected me because of the hard work put by me and our activists for the city through corporation and other channels," said an elated Ganesh Naik. When asked whether the lead he took was up to the expectations, he said, "For me winning the election is more important. If the lead is not as per the expectation, then it's because of the non co-operation by some of the city Congressmen. However, we are happy with whatever support we received from others in the Congress party."

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Airoli Mla Sandeep Naik Pays Gratitude For Voters Support And Faith
During the last public rally, Sandeep Naik had appealed to voters to show the same trust in him that the voters had shown in his father Ganesh Naik and brother MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. And the statement seems to have appealed with the voters who have elected Sandeep Naik as their MLA from Airoli constituency.
This appeal of the young and dynamic NCP candidate from Airoli seems to have appealed to voters of Airoli constituency all the way to polling booths. Sandeep Naik stands for the third generation leaders of the Naik family. He is progressive, dynamic and provided good governance as Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC for almost three consecutive years. He represents that breed of young politicians who know what they are saying – the breed that is sensible, make intelligent talks and then walks their talks. As Standing Committee Chairman of NMMC, Sandeep Naik earned the reputation of taking courageous decisions.

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It’s Again Ganesh Naik The Badshah Of Navi Mumbai
Dynastic rule was made the single biggest allegation against the Naik family in these assembly elections. Every candidate made this an issue to attack Ganesh Naik and Sandeep Naik’s candidature appealing voters to vote against them. But the voters have given a fitting reply to these allegations said Ganesh Naik after the results were announced as he once again established that he is the badshah of Navi Mumbai.
With Dr. Sanjeev Naik having been given the parliamentary candidature from Thane Lok Sabha constituency, the allegations of dynastic rule by the Naik family had begun. And when Sandeep Naik’s candidature was announced from Airoli, the opposition made dynastic rule of the Naik family a poll issue. So much so that the Congress corporators united and resigned from the party naming the past district Chief Namdeo Bhagat as the Congress rebel candidate against Ganesh Naik in Belapur constituency and Vasant Mhatre as the Congress rebel candidate from Airoli constituency. But the rebel factor seems to have had no impact on the electoral results as NCP candidates won with a comfortable lead in both Airoli and Belapur constituency.

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Sandeep Naik provided a grand platform to the players in the form of Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul
Sandeep Naik transformed the tournament into a grand sporting festival. He gave it an Olympic-like feel and significance. the Navi Mumbai Festival organized from 28to 31 January, 2008 saw the conduct of several games like kho-kho, Kabbadi, Cricket, football, athletics, long jump, Relay Race, etc in different grounds in Navi Mumbai .Nearly 12000 students from 150 NMMC and private schools in the city competed in the festival game.
A leader is a dealer of hope. Imbibing hope Shri Sandeep Naik infused a rare self-confidence to achieve objects in sportspersons in the city. He provided a grand platform to the players in the form of Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul . The festival provided them the opportunity to hone their abilities and strengths and remove their abilities and strengths and remove their weakness. They got an opportunity to discover and study improvements while competing with best competitive players. He encouraged sportspersons by awarding grand cash prizes.

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NMMC Headquarters could be the country’s new iconic marvel
The satellite city would be soon getting an iconic structure in the form of the NMMC Headquarters under construction at CBD Belapur.
Speaking on this iconic structure, NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik, who is credited for pushing the project for a take off, said that there was a need for centralization of the various departments of NMMC, which would be achieved through this structure. While the building took time to get underway, the construction had already started. A unique factor of this building is that it would be an eco-friendly structure.
The construction is in full swing with the raft of the basements fitted that in another 18 months the structure would be complete. Someone has very rightly said that patience is always rewarded, For over a decade, the corporators and officials of NMMC were waiting to have their own headquarters and as the work begins in full force at the site, looks like the wait is soon going to be over that too in style. For the project promises to not just be an iconic structure and a marvel of a landmark, but the NMMC Headquarters promise to be a civic wonder like no municipal corporation in the country.

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Sandeep Naik approved provisions for the civic work
His maturity in the way he conducts the standing committee meetings belies his young age. He comes prepared with complete homework, and agenda for the meeting, initiating healthy debate , showing respect for the opposition , admonishing official when wrong and complementing them for good performance, getting the municipal chief meet members demands wherever justified and finely summing up each subject, weighting the pros and cons even while acknowledging problem areas and suggesting solutions or issuing order to the administration . This confidence comes from his ‘chairman at your doorstep,’ tours to every nook and corner of all wards in the city. He is firmly rooted to the ground to every common citizen as his vision for the city in very futuristic.
The budgetary allocations of the corporation under his chairmanship are a standing example of shri sandeep Naik’s visionary leadership. He approved provisions for the civic work inside condominiums, development and beautification of gardens, parks and ponds, corridor improvement plane for palm Beach road , implementation of e-governance and integrated solid waste management project.

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Ganesh Naik family in presenting the secular, vibrant and flamboyant image of Navi Mumbai
And it isn’t just the people’s love and support that has given Ganesh Naik a victory in these elections but his leadership is widely accepted across grass root Congress workers and even some Shiv Sena leaders in Navi Mumbai. The results are forcing even critics to admit that the work done by the Naik family in presenting the secular, vibrant and flamboyant image of Navi Mumbai at all levels is incomparable. That’s why no matter how much opponents try to malign Ganesh Naik’s image, but Navi Mumbai continues to have great respect & affection for the city real son Ganesh Naik. People of Navi Mumbai know that Ganesh Naik has invested in making a secular Navi Mumbai at the cost of political loss.
In democracy the stature you reach in politics is written by the people. And the people of Navi Mumbai have given their verdict by voting the Naik family to power both at Delhi and in Maharashtra – the people’s verdict once again proves that Ganesh Naik continues to be the undisputed badshah of Navi Mumbai politics.

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Shri Sandeep Naik has developed network of expert well –wishers and senior citizen to guide his and suggest measures for better implementation
Shri Sandeeep Naik’s initiative led to budgetary provisions for a science museum, planetarium, swimming pool, indoor-stadium, water re-cycling , use of non conventional energy and citizens’ help- desk. Quality amenities for a good lifestyle for all income groups, timely execution of projects are his recommended tools for good, turning the vision into realty. The improvement of the city is the foremost thought mind and during every foreign trip he is possessed wanting to gain new concepts, in order to make Navi Mumbai, the world’s best city with global standard infrastructure and public amenities.
Be it starting quicker and comfortable waterway services, Volvo public transport services development for tourist destinations in the city, expediting the Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial in the city, Shri Sandeep Naik has developed network of expert well –wishers and senior citizen to guide his and suggest measures for better implementation.

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NMMC has issued notices and if the societies continue to waste water
MLA Sandeep Naik had reiterated this during the weekly Standing Committee meeting when the subject of 24 hours water supply from Morbe Dam was raised by a member. When the proposal of laying additional pipelines from Morbe Dam came for approval, Sandeep Naik said that Navi Mumbai was lucky that it is getting regular water supply and is working towards 24 hours when neighboring cities like Mumbai and Thane, though being rich corporations could not even dream of this as they failed to plan anything like this for their cities.
The NMMC was charging residents only Rs. 4.75 per unit as water charge while the difference of Rs. 3.25 is being borne by NMMC. This is a financial burden and even then there is continuous wastage of water by big housing societies. That’s why NMMC has issued notices and if the societies continue to waste water, NMMC will register serious charges against them.

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Ganesh Naik Gets Excise
Chief minister Ashok Chavan announced the portfolios after hectic lobbying for the creamy and sensitive revenue department. Both Narayan Rane and Patangrao Kadam were eyeing it and the CM gave it to Rane on the high command’s order. Kadam has been given the lesser important forest ministry. Following are the portfolios given to the top Congress Ministers:
GANESH NAIK
PORTFOLIO - Excise
EARLIER HELD - Excise, Environment
Intra-party fights within the Congress and NCP were responsible for the portfolios being finalised so late. Chavan made the announcement at around 11.30 pm on Sunday night.

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Shri Sandeep Naik has pressed Green hope into this several with this aim in Navi Mumbai .
Capable of taking decision and keeping a vigilant control of the administration, the young Shri Sandeep Naik believes in co-operation and co-ordination between the administration, and elected representatives for the smooth, forward movement of the chariot of development. Azim Premji’s work philosophy-‘work hard .work smart’. Shri sandeep Naik’s responsibility to the warning of global warming was in founding the NGO Green Hope in 2007. Planting of lakh sapling last years, he lead organization to a two lakh tree plantation drive in the city this year. He founded Green hope to promote environmental awareness and ethical relationship between nature and citizen. Shri Sandeep Naik do not merely stress on planting sapling but on ensuring their survival and conserving them so as to achieve optimum green cover in a rapidly expanding concrete jungle.

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Ganesh Naik has put 40 years of his life for the wellbeing of Navi Mumbai.
Ganesh Naik’s two sons are also working for the development of the satellite city 24X7. During campaigning, the NCP was accused of indulging into dynastic politics as Sanjeev is already representing Thane Lok Sabha seat and Ganesh Naik and Sandeep were contesting from Belapur and Airoli respectively. But the charges levelled by our opponents did not fruition as seen from the two wins," said Deputy Mayor and NCP leader Shashikant Birajdar.
He further said, "The victories by Naiks was, in fact, of all those who believe in secular ideology since people speaking different languages and hailing from all the castes and religions elected him as their leader once again. Naiks are idols for all party activists working at the grassroots level."

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Ganesh Naik who has transformed Navi Mumbai into a 21st century world class city
Be it the State Excise Dept. revenue figure leaping from Rs. 1700 Crore to Rs. 4000 Crores or NMMC buying a permanent source of water supply in Navi Mumbai or building the hi tech STP plants or NMMC’s School Vision or Garden Vision or given equal wages to contract workers in NMMC or 2.5 FSI for old dilapidated CIDCO buildings – all his achievements are the brainchild of Ganesh Naik who has transformed Navi Mumbai into a 21st century world class city.

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Spectra Auto Inauguration
A new bike showroom, the “Spectra Auto Showroom” was inaugurated in Navi Mumbai at the hands of Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik.
Its good news for all the bike lovers of Navi Mumbai as the city has got a new showroom. The showroom named “Spectra Auto Showroom” located at Shirwane, Nerul has a got some latest models Hero Hondo bikes. The showroom was inaugurated recently at the hands of Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. Also present during the ceremony was the officials of the showroom which included the Regional Manager of Hero Honda Danesh Siddiqui and Managing Director of Spectra Auto Sumit Gupta. The main attraction of this place was its brand new Karisma ZMR which has distinct features. The keys of the first bike bought from the showroom was handed over to the owner by Thane MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik. The Regional Manager of Hero Honda spoke about the price and features of Karisma ZMR. We also shared a word with the Managing Director of Spectra Auto Sumit Gupta who was hopeful of the new launch. Visit the showroom do have a tour of your dream bike.

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Shri Sandeep Naik has pressed Green hope into this several with this aim in Navi Mumbai .
Harmony with the environment alone can provide a conductive atmosphere for the long –term and sustainable growth of the city and its citizen and Shri Sandeep Naikhas pressed Green hope into this several with this aim in Navi Mumbai .
This multi –dimensional singular focus to make Navi Mumbai world’s best city , marks Shri Sandeep Naik as the city’s best bet. Well-wishers all over the globe are pouring choicest birthday wishes on Navi Mumbai’s greatest and most youthful hope- Shri sandeep Naik.
In “Sabhapati Aaplya Anganaath”(Chairman in your compound), a unique programme, Shri Sandeep Naik took the municipal Officials to the citizens, which was well –appreciated all over the city. He personally heard and solves the problems of the citizens along with the official in every ward in the municipal area.

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Sandeep Naik also approved the Rs. 52. Crores children’s park in Nerul
He insisted that the official reach out the citizen instead of the citizen coming to the corporation office with their work culture. He gave relief to thousand of residents by approving the historical decision of undertaking repair work inside condominiums. He also approved the Rs. 52. Crores children’s park in Nerul. Several such constructive and significant decisions were taken under his chairman ship of the standing committee.
People’s representative should be aware of his responsibilities. Shri Sandeep Naik for tow years gave satisfying replies and solutions to queries raised by citizen on civic issues. Shri Sandeep Naik issued orders and to the administration and solved problems within specified time. If the problem could not be solved he sought detail explanation and justification and communicated the same in writing to the concerned citizen who raised the said issues. Navi Mumbaies appreciated and commented this exercise whole- Heartedly.

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Ganesh Naik ordered a technical inspection of the bridge at the earliest
He was accompanied by MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik, MLA Sandeep Naik, Commissioner Vijay Nahata, CIDCO Officer B K Hariya and others. During the visit Ganesh Naik was seen issuing instructions to carry out immediate reconstruction of the bridge. The locals of Sanpada had been appealing Ganesh Naik to pay attention to the condition of the bridge for a year now. Earlier Ganesh Naik had mooted the idea of a subway but now he opined that an escalator bridge would be a better option.
Since the plans of an escalator bridge would take time and Dutta Jayanthi is coming closer, Ganesh Naik ordered that authorities work of providing some support to the bridge for the festival. He also ordered that special care be taken on the festival day for the safety of devotees using the bridge. For this Ganesh Naik ordered a technical inspection of the bridge at the earliest.

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State Excise Minister Ganesh Naik Orders Immediate Repair Work For Sanpada Bridge After Inspection
Looks like authorities have finally woken up to the dangers of weak bridges along rail routes post the Kopri incident. In the course, State Excise and Non-Conventional Resources Minister Ganesh Naik paid an inspection visit along with officials at the Sanpada Bridge that has been reeling under unsafe conditions for years. The Minister has ordered immediate repair work of the bridge.
Every year, Dutta Jayanti is organized on a grand scale on December 1st at the Dutt Temple at Sanpada. Lakhs of devotees from all over the city and nearby areas come at the temple for Dutt Jayanthi. And scores of these devotees use the Sanpada railway bridge to reach the temple. The Sanpada bridge that was built years ago jointly by CIDCO and Railways was never maintained post its construction. This is one of the reasons why the bridge reels under highly deplorable conditions. Continuous movement of trains on the rail routes underneath the bridge has led to it being in shaky conditions putting the lives of commuters using it at risk. For years the locals have been demanding that the bridge be repaired but all in vain. At last, State Excise and Non-Conventional Resources Minister Ganesh Naik visited the bridge for an inspection.

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Ganesh Naik held CIDCO responsible for the present condition of the bridge
Without mincing words, Ganesh Naik held CIDCO responsible for the present condition of the bridge. It is a known fact that there are many such bridges on rail routes on the city that CIDCO and Railways both refuse to repair passing the buck of responsibility on the other. Ganesh Naik said that if shortage of funds is the reason for this, then they would consider repairing them with JNNURM funds. Ganesh Naik said that there many flaws in CIDCO work, which would be corrected. Sanpada Bridge is one of the biggest issues that haunt locals. Hence it will be a wait and watch when this order of the Minister is executed by officials.

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