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No jobs vs heavy Jumlas is what Modi promises?

It’s been more than four years of BJP at the Centre but the government failed to create jobs; whenever one small vacancy gets published for jobs, hundreds of educated youth apply for the same irrespective of an irrelevant post and high educational background. Many commit suicide because of poverty and joblessness. Prime Minister Narendra Modi played his entire card on creating jobs and now again the same Jumla for 2019, PM recently said that the government is aiming to provide stable job opportunities to people in nearly 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats across the country under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana which is just not possible in remaining tenure of his rule.

Modi came to the power claiming that he is the son of a Chaiwala and, therefore, the Messiah of the masses. But after coming to the power, he devoted his tenure serving his tycoon cronies. He is being hailed as the new Reagan of India. He started implementing the Modinomics that is akin to Reaganomics. His new idea of Make in India failed to create new jobs because most of them entered in India quoting the above focused on trading activities other than manufacturing. Meanwhile, crores of rupees were spent on advertising for Make In India, which could have been allotted to some welfare work. Capitalism creates the army of unemployed men and women, as the profit taken out of the circulation, creates a shortage of demand for the products, which was created by the workers (their combined wages is less than the created commodities in the world). The cyclic economic crisis is a blown up situation of this internal mechanism of free enterprise. BJP has proven to be a militant in its support of the big capitalists. It wants to increase their profit rate at any costs. All the labour laws, Land Acquisition law have been diluted, abolished or enacted to favour capitalists and against the labour! Many businessmen cheated the banks, looted crores of money and vanished from the country right under the nose of the PM. The conflict between labour and capital was never so deep, wide and the imminent revolt by the united working class can be diverted by only means of religion, caste, national chauvinism, personality cult, etc. This resulted in an increase in the imports of semi-finished goods instead of raw materials that is unfinished, which in turn supported local manufacturers to produce and contributed for employment.

The NDA government did not consider the constructive feedback given by various economic sectors like ASSOCHAM etc. and neglected the needed changes to be brought in for creating more employment after the failure of Demonetisation, GST introduction, and implementation. The changes brought in by the Finance Minister in respect of the above were not much effective to boost or bring in life the dead and sick industry segment — be it small or less than Rs 5 crores. Most of them winded up the business and left the profession as it is not profitable for reasons not stated supporting government policies.

The NDA focused more on probing and unearthing cleaning activities rather than on constructive and boosting up economic development measures.

Measures like Digital India, Cashless transactions, etc. was found to be good but instead of creating jobs they shrank the job opportunities because the system was based on technology and not focused on creating employment.

Whenever our beloved PM focused to bring in a new policy, most of them focused on new technology with no paperwork. The government does not analyse the impact of the system as to how far the policy will create new jobs or will it kill the existing ones! Moreover, the NDA government does not look back for feedback whether it is good or bad. They just propagate themselves larger than life ignoring all the failures.

There may be many issues like Make In India and so on — both advantages and disadvantages. But for the past two years, the business reached nadir level that is the biggest truth. This government had spent huge money of the taxpayers for self-praising. They celebrated their failures, hammering as successes. Modi government smartly sailed through all lacunas of own. The only thing Modi has been doing ever since he came to the power is manipulating the cognitive map of the people and creating a delusion that he is striving hard for the ordinary people. The fact remains that he is working hard to benefit his plutocrat cronies, who have liberally been providing him with campaign financing. He has been trying his level best to transform the Indian democracy as a ‘government of the 1 per cent, for the 1per cent and by the 1 per cent’. He established the Corporate Hindutva fascist government, by which the Dalits are dehumanised and cows are humanised. Even his economic advisers say that the tycoons can freely flaunt their wealth even after defaulting on their loans just because their liability is limited. Moreover, Modi Sahab says that ‘ease of doing business’ is ‘ease of living’, implying that his tycoon cronies are the only creatures who are entitled to enjoy ‘ease of living’. People, who took to streets to protest against the toxic Sterlite Copper plant, proved that his ease of doing business rhetoric is proving to be counterproductive to the ordinary people. He has so far given a lot to his industrialist pals by showering them with bailouts, and unlimited ease of doing business, which enabled them to defraud the PSBs and thereafter get safe passages. All that the poor and ordinary people could get from his government are colourful bank notes, impressive slogans, outstanding speeches, dazzling spectacles, and empty promises. In an essence, Modi regime has become a pure, sheer and unadulterated Jumla.

In the last 70 years, every prime minister was not bad. All worked for the public and served people. They were also a part of criticism in one way or the other. It does not mean that all the prime ministers were corrupt, scam oriented and least bothered for the public service, but Modi never credited them for their share of development. He is always seen boasting himself — Waah Modi Ji Waah!

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Dr. Vaidehi Taman
Dr. Vaidehi is an Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and an Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. Since 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond the news (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which she caters for her sister-concern Kaizen-India Infosec Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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