As our Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes two years of his five-year term, gratifying that promise remains a work in progress. Modi has delivered the most glorious two years for Indian nationals. He is the first PM who is popular all over world for his excellent and dynamic presentation making India very stable despite too much opposition. No politician in the past 30 years has occupied the public’s mind space as he has. ‘Achhe din’ remain an illusion. On ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ BJP is making a deeper dent. The best part of this government is the usage of social media which is tremendous. The illusion of better times can become sustainable only by engaging in the rhetoric of a Congress-mukt Bharat.
The government has scored well on both fronts, internal and external. No one expected it would be easy for a successful Chief Minister of Gujarat to transform India. Modi being a man of action, has proved to be reformer, performer and transformer with his visionary ideas. The most impressive passion that Modi has exuded is the passion for development; the passion for the uplifting the living standards of the people in India and the joy with which he recounted simple yet memorable data-points. What we need in a leader is progressive mind, sincere approach, positive attitude, and true equality sense, and Modi possess all these qualities. Faced with massive economic losses, he re-organised the administrative structure and embarked upon a massive cost-cutting exercise.
The pioneering initiatives like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India is really set to boost the manufacturing and entrepreneurial talent in India and transform it into a nation of job creators. The aim of our PM is to make India a developed nation while bringing about a complete transformation in the lives of the people through good governance, development and pro-poor, pro-farmer and pro-women policies. The initiatives taken to ensure insurance coverage to farmers, financial inclusion of poor, drinking water, sanitation, and housing schemes are all well-conceived. Corruption is rampant even today because there are no effective means to curb them. Linking of rivers should be declared as the top most priority infrastructure project, and completed very quickly.
The nation trusts Modi and so he needs to walk the talk and fulfill the expectations of the people. Projects to ensure water, electricity, decent housing and education within the reach of all sections, should be taken up on a war footing basis which will show tangible results in the coming years of BJP’s tenure.
Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit
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