AN ARTICLE ON Modi Sarkar on completion of one year
By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM
MODI SARKAR AAYE BAAR BAAR – INDEED THAT IS THE WISH OF THE COMMON MAN
Narendra Modi’;s Government has completed one year in office. the Media has put forward both pro-Modi and anti-Modi views on the achievement or absence of it during this period. The foreign media has not gone Ga Ga on achievements but has not ignored what the Government of India under Narendra Modi’;s leadership has done. Likewise the Indian Media has taken the expected line. Of course, no one expected the Print and Electronic Media at home and abroad give the Modi Sarkar give ten out of ten but on an average, it may be said safely that Narendra bhai Modi and his ministers have come out of the test with flying colours.
It will be a good idea to make a summary of what the Modi government has achieved in the last one year in office and what it has failed to achieve. Let us take the failures first.:
a) Hopes of citizenry about the performance were too high. People of India were fed up with the misrule and corruption of the Congress led government. Everyone wanted to get rid of a non=performing Prime Minister like Dr Man Mohan Singh who ran to Sonia Gandhi for instructions before making a decision on matters that was the exclusive preserve of the government of the day.
Even if the non=performing PM signed and published an order, an extra-constitutional authority named Rahul Gandhi tore that order publicly. The Sardar could not muster courage to resign on the issue.He submitted meekly. Citizens of India wanted to have a decisive Prime Minister like Modi and brought him to power with an overwhelming personality. This, however, worked to the disadvantage of Pradhan Mantri Modi as people of India expected him to perform miracles. We all know that miracles are a myth. How could Modi perform one?
b) The rising prices of edible items like pulses, vegetable and fruits could not be reined in by the Modi government and critics in the Congress party made a mountain of a mole hill. It must be said that those political bigwigs in the present opposition who had failed to perform well while in government for many decades were now chastising Modi government for not doing enough in its first year of reign.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MODI SARKAR
a) Narendra Modi and his ministers succeeded in putting India on the global map as a fastest growing large economy. Some economists even predicted that within a reasonable period of time India may overtake China. India has a sizeable population of young men and women whereas China is depending on men and women with gray hair. The potential of India in the economic field is great in the democratic set up whereas China still has to depend on one party system of governance that the Gen X is resentful of.
b) The Modi government has succeeded in cutting Red Tapism to a large extent and the Babus are in office when the public needs them there to discuss and thrash out knotty issues.
c) The BJP led government has succeeded in allowing FDI ( foreign direct investment) in the Railways, the Defence and the Insurance upto 49 percent. A great achievement indeed!
d) Correct fiscal management cut down Inflation to 4.87 percent in April 2015.
e) FDI in the fiscal year 2014-15 has risen by 25% – to the tune of 28.8 billion US Dollars.
f) Last but not the least Transparency in Governance has been a good achievement of the Modi government. Transparent and honest allocation of coal fields and telecom Spectrum has brought laurels to the Modi government and it has been appreciated by all concerned on both sides of the Suez.
All said and done, the Government of India under the leadership of Narendra Modi is doing well. Of course, all sane critics will indeed grant more time to it to perform well and be free from corruption. The Common Man of India will be the sole beneficiary keeping a privileged few Houses of a dynasty aside. May Bharat make progress by leaps and bounds under the BJP led government.
Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM (Retd) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0-9811173590.