Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised the people of India that he would bring down corruption within 100 days of his coming to power. Modi had also promised the people that he would be bringing back black money from Swiss banks that have been invested by some corrupt politicians. He promised to deposit Rs.15 lakh in the bank account of everyone but not a single penny was deposited. People in villages and towns were feeling cheated by Modi on the issue. After Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country, prices of all commodities, including that of food grains, LPG, bus fares, train fares, auto-rickshaw fares and taxi fares have sky- rocketed. As a result of this inflation, the common man has to bear the brunt of the price rise as his/her salary has not increased in tandem with the surging inflation. There has been a rise in the number of farmers committing suicide across the country. Even though the nation is facing severe drought the Modi government has failed to provide financial assistance to farmers. The situation has become so worse that many of them have to migrate to cities in search of livelihood.
The promises made by Narendra Modi at the time of elections seem to be completely forgotten. It’s almost 17 months since the Modi led government has taken charge of the country, winning the general elections on the plank of development and its promise to bring in prosperity for the common man. But our Prime Minister has not kept/fulfilled his promise. A feeling of insecurity has crept into the hearts of minorities, with the Prime Minister’s assurances of action and protection sounding hollow. And oh, where is our dear Prime Minister?
Is he in town or is he on some other planet/continent? One is tempted to ask, do we have an NRI Prime Minister visiting his home town once in a while? Foreign policies are important. But should the country be ignored? The Prime Minister needs to be present here in the country to feel the pulse of the people. After becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has visited several countries. Despite the fact that Modi’s government has brought in a series of measures to appeal to investors, such as establishing special economic zones, free tax zones and free trade areas, some of these efforts have come up against resistance of local governments.