Four years of Modi Government: Good, Bad or Average
It is true that a government cannot please all the people but at least the 'Sangh Parivar' should have been satisfied if not happy.
Dr SB Misra 26 May 2018 1:04 PM GMT
The four years of Modi Government have been good for the country? The answer would be "Yes or No". Diplomatic performance and financial credibility have certainly improved but national performance, employment generation, inflation control, violence on the streets, bank frauds and cyber crimes have been completely below expectation... It is true that a government cannot please all the people but at least the 'Sangh Parivar' should have been satisfied if not happy. For example- 'Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh', 'Bharatiya Kisan Sangh' and 'Vishwa Hindu Parishad' does not appear happy.
Bharatiya Janata Party and its supporters have been embarking on the core issues of Uniform Civil Code, abolition of Article 370 and establishment of Hindu Rashtra with emphasis on the Doctrine of Swadeshi, Swavalamban and construction at the place of Ramjanmabhumi. Atal Bihari Vajpayee had the constraints of dependence on many parties and he allowed the issues to rest, but Modi had no such constraint. Were they not serious about these issues in all these years because of the proponents of these issues have been sent to "Rest House". Vajpayee is unwell but Advani, Joshi, Praveen Togadia, Vinay Katiyar, Jaswant Singh and Yashwant Sinha are almost invisible.
Some of the people claiming affiliation to RSS are at times over enthusiastic and often violent, whether be Gorakshaks, people from the Bajrang Dal, volunteers of Temples, Durga Vahini, Yuva Morcha, Karni Sena and Ram Sena are at times also bringing bad name to the Government and party.
Some of the people claiming affiliation to RSS are at times over enthusiastic and often violent, whether be Gorakshaks, people from the Bajrang Dal, volunteers of Temples, Durga Vahini, Yuva Morcha, Karni Sena and Ram Sena are at times also bringing bad name to the Government and party. They retard the progress of integration of sections that are almost separated from the mainstream. Political Analysts conclude the popularity of Modi and his government is going down hill. There may be many reasons, but some of them are Arrogance of workers, discontinuation of Appeasement of minorities and expectations of farmers.
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Where people feel unsafe on the streets on ther hand, criminals are getting emboldened. Number of registered unemployed is increasing, corruption is partially checked due to the transparency in transactions along with digital payments, and the prevalent banking system has produced like Neerav Modi, Vijay Mallya and others. A lot of attention has been paid to Women's Emancipation, yet the cases of molestations, rapes and murders of women even infant girl children are on the rise. Members of Parliament and Assemblies belonging to the ruling party are equally responsible for the rising crime.
Modi government started with a bang in 2014, using old currency notes and Indian economic growth. Then came the 'Notebandi' and lot of time and energy was diverted from routine governance also the growth rate slowed down.
Modi government started with a bang in 2014, using old currency notes and Indian economic growth. Then came the 'Notebandi' and lot of time and energy was diverted from routine governance also the growth rate slowed down. Whatever has been achieved with the new notes could have been achieved using old currency notes as well. Another step was the introduction of a uniform tax system for Goods and Services which was a laudable but half hearted effort. If Petroleum Products are having pivotal role in National economy, were not excluded from the GST. The Petrol and Diesel could have been 30 percent lesser than the present price .
National security is much better now which will make China and Pakistan think twice before any aggressive action. Border terrorism has met with bullets but coalition with PDP in Kashmir is counterproductive where thousands of 'Stone-Pelters' have been released without consulting the army. Within the country, Naxalites are challenged effectively and criminals are better controlled than before. There is an emphasis on indigenous production of weapons and defence equipment. Nevertheless, the populist measure of loan waiver came as a deterrent to development, Situation has changed considerably.
Remarkable difference is visible in the attitude of foreign countries towards India and people's attitude has also changed towards Indians. The NRI's in their respective countries can now walk with their head high.The other good thing is the 'stock' of India,which has never been so high in the world community before. However, the 100% FDI in many sectors is surely against the spirit of 'Swadeshi'. The rupee has become weak and the dollar is getting costlier, consequently the debt liability will increase.
The so called 'Jumla' of Modi, that every Indian will get 18 lakh in his or her account if the black money in foreign banks is brought back to India. This never happened, but the question arises that How, Why and When the 'Black Money' went Abroad?
The so called 'Jumla' of Modi, that every Indian will get 18 lakh in his or her account if the black money in foreign banks is brought back to India. This never happened, but the question arises that How, Why and When the 'Black Money' went Abroad? This needs to get investigated before the channels of flight could be plugged for the future. However, there is distinct check on black money within the country as 'Benami Property' and 'Benami Transactions'. As a result the prices of land and buildings have gone down and transactions are transparent.
Until a few months ago, the opponents of Modi were almost demoralized and resigned to the fact that the round of 2019 would go to Modi. However, the Karnataka results have temporarily galvanized the opposition parties. Political analysts conclude that Modi has lost some of the shine, but he will still win the 2019 round. The amalgamation of parties could offer a challenge if they find a leader like Jai Prakash Narain, one who could challenge Indira Gandhi. Time will tell if the voters would trust amalgamation of parties without a credible leader acceptable to all. Even with two parties in Karnataka, the trust deficit among the ruling coalition is visible from the beginning.
Notwithstanding the drawbacks of Modi Government, there are positive signals in economic growth, international relations and industrial development. Therefore, it is reasonable for Modi to ask for the second term so that India could reap the benefits of the groundwork and infrastructure built by the Government. Possibly the Indian masses would not go wrong.