Federal election outcome:what is one of the messages for us?

There is no doubt that people have voted against ALP yesterday. They have lost their majority. We have a hung parliament.

There were many reasons for this debacle. One of the major reasons was the way Kevin Rudd was removed as PM. He was removed by  power brokers and Union hacks, often referred as faceless men or Machinery men. Kevin Rudd led ALP to the victory in 2007 and he was instrumental in getting Coalition defeated then. He was knifed by these machinery men for whom power was everything . People did not like this at all. I was listening to SBS Radio [Urdu] talk-back this morning  and almost everyone made this point.

Bennelong’s defeated ALP candidate, Maxine McKew has made some very pertinent comments in this regard last night. Others have said similar things. Here are the links.



Basically, Australians are not going to tolerate Union hacks and power brokers wielding this much power anymore. A message has been sent to ALP. They will have to deal with it.

Please be aware that some “salaried” union leaders are trying to project themselves as our “leaders” for Indian Australian community. Please open your eyes and you will see them. They have been working on a plan for controlling our community associations and have managed largely to do that too. Some of the Indian community associations have started working as the branches of political parties. Their presidents and office bearers have been attending political campaigns as office bearers, not as individuals. This is despite the fact that such associations are non-political bodies as per their constitutions. I have no problem if they attend political party functions individually but turning our community associations into branches of these parties is unacceptable.

We  need to reject such so-called leaders and Union hacks, and any Indian community association which has aligned itself with any political party openly.

We can tell such leaders where to go if we don’t attend their functions. Attending their functions gives them Oxygen which we need to switch off.

Yadu Singh/Melbourne/22nd Aug, 2010

It is called Indian Subcontinent, not just subcontinent!

A new fashion has started in our community recently. New and newer groups are being formed. They are often called sub-continent this or sub-continent that. They don’t put Indian word before their name. I have a problem with it.

I am aware of the term “Indian subcontinent” but not just “subcontinent”. India is a predominant country in Indian subcontinent. That is why it is called Indian subcontinent All territory of this was of course Indian until 63 years ago. Present day Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan were part of this BHARAT or India. Fiji is not part of Indian subcontinent, just like West Indies is not. Fiji is about 15000 Kms away from India.

If any one wants to form a group from the Indian subcontinent, it should ideally be called “Indian subcontinent” this or that. If they have an allergy with words “Indian” or “India”, then they should say so and tell us why or at whose behest.

One would expect that the president of any group which has “Subcontinent” word in its name is from India as Indians will constitute the majority of such grouping, but it could come from any country which is part of Indian subcontinent geographically. It can’t have any person who is manifestly anti-Indian in his/her thoughts, designs and conduct. They have to accept that Kashmir is an inseparable and inalienable part of India.

Federal Election is very near. This is a tough election because ALP PM Mr Kevin Rudd was removed in a very unusual way. People have called this a political assassination by ALP factional bosses and union leaders. Unions affiliated with political parties are desperate to retain/regain powers. They may therefore send their “paid” workers to infiltrate our community and become our “leaders”. This may be done to hijack our votes.

We need to be careful in these matters.

We must know  which leader [s] are “paid” employee [s] of Unions and trying to become our “leader [s]”!

We should be careful with the designs of “leaders” who are not from India, but might be parachuted as our leaders. They may in fact be anti-India, but trying to become our “leaders” for their personal benefits.

I have seen several such people who have been trying to get into our community for their business interests with the help of some simpletons from our community. I hope our own simpletons from our community will use their brains [?] and see the true game of these people who are mixing with us for their benefits, but are not friendly with India or Indians.

I will accept an Indian as my leader for Indian community matters, not some one who is not from India, or who is anti-India. If they are not from India, they can not be the leaders for Indian community logically.

I will not accept any paid employee of any union to be my leader. Our community needs community leaders, not Union leaders. Let Union leaders concentrate in Union politics, not community politics!

You have been warned!!

Yadu Singh/Sydney/31st July, 2010