The way Indian democracy is working should definitively prompt us to have a relook on the effectiveness for running a country. For a country of 1.25 billion people and having a Centre and State government for taking care of various responsibilities, today’s India needs a strong and determined government. As a citizen of this great Nation, it is the duty of every Indian to support it in its efforts to keep India united and integrated and make it stronger, while limiting the freedom of expression to constructively criticizing for defects in its policies /programmes and in their implementation for the country’s overall economic progress. The political resolution makes it clear that the government will not permit anyone, who, in the name of freedom of expression incites rebellion against the authority of the State through speeches, writings, and demonstrations. Criticism of the government or its actions cannot be called criticism of the nation. The nation is too wide, cosmopolitan and multipolar a concept which the BJP and the saffron brigade cannot comprehend in the proper perspective. And a party which is closely associated with an organisation which was involved in the assassination of the Father of the Nation calling its critics anti-national is hypocrisy at its worst.
Leaving the progress and development of India, Narendra Modi and his party has diverted the attention on all unwanted issues. After appeasing Sufi Muslims and hailing Islam, now Modi advocates Ambedkar, very categorically he leaving no stone unturned while appeasing minorities and Dalits as he is well aware that these two communities are the major factors who would decide the fate of any party in UP. However, PM does not seem to remember that the idea and policy of reservations was devised in the Constitution as a temporary measure for 10 years and has been renewed every 10 years since. It was expected that the classes for whom reservations were made would grow into better economic status and lead to abolition of reservations eventually. On the contrary, reservations have become a vested interest and a strong electoral measure in the hands of all political parties. PM should have been thinking how the original intention behind reservations could be fulfilled and how those classes could be assisted to grow out of their weak status. Besides, the original error was to specify certain castes and not classes according to their economic status. PM should have addressed that part of the discourse. Modiji’s promises galore but nothing in practice. Of course, anybody can do air hollow promises. It is reasonably suspected that BJP and Sangh Parivar is behind Patels and Jats agitations. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s vision was upliftment of the downtrodden, especially SCs/STs. Most of the earlier promises are history today, as leaders and people forgot the promises.
Meanwhile, Modi is trying to flatter people and his party members are flattering him. Recently, Modi’s cabinet minister Venkaiah Naidu, who moved the political resolution, called him “God’s gift to India” and a “messiah of the poor.” Going further, he said he was the “Modifier of developing India” which formed the acronym, MODI. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not refer to this praise by Naidu in his briefing about the political resolution, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he “hadn’t heard Venkaiahji” on the matter to agree or disagree with him. The BJP disdains what it calls the culture of sycophancy in the Congress, often referring to the former Congress president, D.K. Barooah’s oft-repeated quote “India is Indira, Indira is India” to drive home its point. How can Modi be a ‘God’s Gift’ to the nation? Let Modi do his work and deliver his promises, as he has been voted to power with great faith and expectation.
Bharat Mata would genuinely attain victory by the great deeds of her people than by mere boisterous words of victory. PM Modi should not worry about Martin Luther King or Dr. Ambedkar, he should just think with whom he will be compared in future? As he become PM by many promises. Believe me, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar doesn’t need monuments, just work towards removing the caste discrimination, then his soul would be happy.
Modi compared Dr. BR Ambedkar to iconic civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Do you remember that earlier he compared Parkash Singh Badal too with Mandela? So, he randomly compares everybody with Mandela. Babasaheb Ambedkar was much elder than Mandela, so accordingly Mandela should be evaluated with Babasaheb, not vice versa. How one can really buy such comparisons? He said, “It is a big mistake to label Babasaheb (only) a messiah of the Dalits (maximum oppressed community were of Dalits and Modi in 2016, talking something which stinks politics). Anyway he further said, underscoring that Dr. Ambedkar’s work in fighting the caste system was one of his many huge contributions to independent India. He also stressed that there will be “no dilution of reservation for the Dalits and downtrodden (castes)”. His comments come at a time when his party’s ideological parent, the RSS, has said that great caution must be paid to ensure only the truly marginalised benefit from affirmative action policies. It’s been more than two years; our PM is still in a mood to deliver only speeches without action. On the other hand, his supporting groups are splitting this country wide open. Our country really needs development and growth. I hope, PM will realize this. Let’s stand for India, call for development and growth and say no to ‘unwanted political plots’.
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