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The Modi government has failed but the system still struggling to do its bit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Image Courtesy: AP

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power whatever he announced has flopped after big hype, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan remained a publicity stunt, nothing else. The garbage piles across cities making fun of the system. Demonetisation was a big shocker for the middle class and small-time business people, no black money returned to India but rupees two thousand notes gave birth to new corruption in India.

People voted for this government so that Vijay Mallya type crooks should be behind the bar and not making a mockery of India at the International level. Many businessmen duped Indian banks and hid in foreign lands and our government has no reach to nab them.

What has been done under this government to improve the education system or health care system? Ask the budding entrepreneurs that how the Make in India initiative is helping them, the groundwork for any of these initiatives is zero. There was one such yojana from our PM in which Rs 6000 will be given as cash or in their accounts to the pregnant ladies. How on Earth is this a progressive move?

BJP consists of shrewd politicians. Be it Amit shah, Modi himself. They are creating such a scenario that they want no voices against them to be annulled. They just conquered it fooling people with a feeling that they are the party full of nationalism. The appointment of Ram Nath Kovind purely on caste is sheer hypocrisy on behalf of a party who voiced not to support casteism in India.

LPG raised prices, Opposing GST and now implementing it are some more examples. What I see is only words, no actions. No education for poor, no health reforms, no cleanliness but Back to the ideology of old days “Gai hamari mata hain humko aur kuch nahi bhata hain”.

The recent statement by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. She emphasizes her view by looking at the second wave of Corona and the government’s inability to control the pandemic. “The system has not failed, but the Modi government has failed.”

Health workers, policemen, and mortgagors are the same as before. Listen to various commentators – 4 lakh cases daily and 4 thousand deaths. India has set a world record in rapid vaccination despite the acute shortage of vaccines. But again, the elites have no struggle in availing their vaccines but commoners have to struggle to get an appointment and then vaccine in time.

The Allahabad High Court called the unprecedented epidemic deaths at a Corona hearing even as a massacre, and NDTV anchor Ravish Kumar has also appealed to fans to call it a massacre. These are the hallmarks of judicial joblessness and media dismissal respectively. Neither the High Court is going to sentence anyone to ‘genocide’ nor Ravish Kumar will be able to tighten the standard of ‘genocide’ to anyone. We are just wasting our time in a war of words.

Therefore, Sonia’s political perspective is more grounded. It can be easily tested, in the interval between the overthrow of the Sonia regime in India and the check of the Modi regime in the meantime, the health system of the country has not changed even an inch. Well, Congress has always believed in infrastructure and development in the true sense because all the hospitals, medical centres were built in their regime, the Modi government gave us statues and temples but no schools or hospitals. The Smart City project is another big failure.

God forbid, if tomorrow a distinguished member of one camp dies with corona, then the other side will leave no stone unturned to pay tribute to the person. If in doubt, the long-overdue tribute of Ravish Kumar should be read on the untimely death of Rohit Sardana, the Taliban of the mooring media. This became an example of the success of the system. The media is divided, there are different groups, some support only the government no matter how much they failed and some attack Modi no matter whatever he does, this is one big achievement of the system in present days.

Of course, anyone can come wherever in the grip of Corona, but who will die, the governance system is deciding it beforehand. The rich and wealthy are in the care of the corporate hospitals, the middle class in the Jugaad of ‘good’ medical facilities and the poor in their absence! Governments in cities keep giving solace and the news of rare accountability in the media keeps ongoing.

Making government hospitals well maintained, food supply and giving other facilities is a government responsibility and this has been part of the system for decades. Now, in times of pandemics, how can it be called ‘failed’? Of course, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been replicated in the international media for India’s national shame over Corona management, Sonia’s claim about the recovery of the system is nothing more than this.

Think, in the name of the hospital, due to administrative commissioning mechanisms, the expenditure on building and equipment has always been there, but, as there are unwritten rules, oxygen plants are not made even for emergency wards. Why? Because, from the beginning, like any other supply, oxygen supply has also been a part of the wider commissioning mechanism. Even if we had to build our oxygen plants for hospitals in the current clamour of the Corona era, they would surely remain victims of expensive maintenance.

There is black marketing of every necessary corona related facilities, be it arranging beds or oxygen supply. And legal proceedings are not limited to statistics on middlemen, hoarders and profiteers? Are there not all types of specialists and all kinds of hospitals in the country? Has anyone ever forgotten that the needy should be given priority? This is the well-known system that Sonia has talked about and in which even a little scratch has not been found.

If you have to mark a corona hero today, then whose name will be on your mind? Not only Bollywood stars Sonu Sood. In the media, he is being called a ‘messiah’ on his face and he can often be seen accepting it with a slight grin.

Wait, how does everyone know that a close friend of cricketer Suresh Raina, Sonu Sood can work in an oxygen emergency! Whatever they do, it immediately becomes popular. Also, the requests for help that have come to them will be dealt with by 2035. Isn’t this the system? Will it be called a system failure?

Are not the jail manuals doing their work that the death of Mahavir Narwal, who was dying for months, met his daughter, Natasha, who has been in jail. Actor-YouTuber Rahul Vohra said while dying in the hospital, “If I had got good treatment, I might have survived too.” But this is the system! I agree with the Congress President.

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Vaidehi Taman
Vaidehi Taman
Vaidehi Taman an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with three Honourary Doctorate in Journalism. Vaidehi has been an active journalist for the past 21 years, and is also the founding editor of an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, and The Democracy digital video news portal is her brain child. Vaidehi has three books in her name, "Sikhism vs Sickism", "Life Beyond Complications" and "Vedanti". She is an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, OSCP offensive securities, Certified Security Analyst and Licensed Penetration Tester that caters to her freelance jobs.
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