Modi and India

“Reform, Perform, Transform”
This slogan of Modi Sarkar has started to give results. Indian economy is racing ahead, shrugging off global tensions. Country’s gross domestic product has grown by 8.2%. Foreign investment has grown from 22 bil to 46.4 bil by 2016. Demonetization and GST have overcome initial hiccups. Skill India, Start up India, Make in India and Digitalization are picking up and showing promising results. Important reforms like—Amendments to RBI act, Establishment of GST council and enactment of insolvency and bankruptcy code are other revolutionary steps taken by GOI.

  1. Poverty line dropped from 55% to 28%.
  2. Mudra loan for poor—13 crore given.
  3. Ujjawal yojana----LPG TO POOR , over 2 crore got benefitted.
  4. Ayushman Bharat—50 crore people will get medical benefits. A novel scheme in whole world.
  5. North east development—Neglected by UPA.
  6. Alternative energy----Solar energy. India is hub for ISA.
  7. Rs 90,000 crore saved by direct transfer to beneficiaries. No middle men.
  8. Direct tax payer no rises to 6.75 crore. Indirect tax payer’s now1.16 crore up from 70 lac.
  9. 6 crore fake names with gas connections identified 0.5 crore people crossed BPL line in last 2 years.
  10. Huge infrastructure development with high connectivity.
  11. Jan Dhan yojana –31.6 crore beneficiaries, 25.18 crore active operatives.
  12. Unemployment down to 5.29%.

UNDER Make in INDIA PROGRAMME, Lock martin to make F18, Helicopters by Boeing, AK100 BY Russia, ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES, Cars , Xiaomi for mobile phones, Apple to open manufacturing unit in India. Engineless Train 18 will soon run trial run 0.5bil S-400 Triumf missile deal clinched with Russia despite threat of sanctions. This shows govt’s concern for defense preparedness unlike UPA govt which kept India’s defense needs at hold.

Challenges India faces:

India’s challenges are:---Poverty ,Regionalism ,Social discrimination and Population.
India is a multiracial, Multilinguistic, Multi-cultural and Multireligious nation. India needs to retain its diversity but infuse national character which is lacking as on today. This lack of national character gives fodder to opposition to fool masses for votes. In this endeavor they are supported by media and pseudointellectuals for partisan reasons. Modi should stop fringe groups in his party who talk of extreme nationalism. Modi govt should address above challenges vigorously otherwise economic benefits harvested will vanish. Intellectuals and Media have become part of divisive politics in India. Various NGO’S who in name of serving poor are promoting divisive and communal forces in India. These NGO’S are fully supported by foreign agencies who want India to fragment and get weak. Indian media never gets tired of praising foreign customs, they even promote them. How many times you have heard media praising Indian cultural values? When there is lot bashing done against RSS, not a word is spoken about silence of Muslims on ISIS activities and other terrorist activities. Instead when govt unearths a plot for assassination of VIP’S , media labels it govt created. Such is a malice of Indian media against present Govt that It is for us to decide what type of freedomof press we need in India. We definitely don’t need a press which works for foreign agencies. Our media is still carrying British legacy in free India along with Macaulay dictates.

It is a shame that Bangladesh exports more textiles than India. Reason is India’s old worn out labor laws. We need to amend laws which impede growth and development. India awareness is very low in world. US students prefer Costa Rica over India because of lack awareness. Indian commissions abroad should have India awareness programmes, telling world what India can offer. Medical tourism has tremendous potential which is not being exploited. Boost needs to be done to export industry to decrease trade deficit. It is really sad despite India having work force and scientific pool we did not become Manufacturing hub. For this one can squarely blame Nehruian govts who just wanted to remain in power. Present govt’s Make in India is a move in right direction.Rafale controversy has been created to divert attention of people from the good work done by this govt. People should ask congress, Especially Rahul why did Rafale deal fall in UPA GOVT when all decks were cleared for it purchase. Did it fall for commission, Involvement of Rahul’s brother-in law or because of Mr Anthony? What will he call Singh’s cabinet colleagues who were involved in types of Gotala’s –Thugs or saints? To call a honest man chor shows lack of character of Rahul! IAF had shown urgent need to purchase Rafale way back in 2012 as India’s air defense had become vulnerable and UPA govt showed its apathy putting nation at risk. That shows character of congress and Rahul.
How many Indians feel Modi is chor? ----Answer is NONE.
”It is story of chor thinking everyone is chor.”

*Dr. Makhan Lal Babu, Born and brought up in Kashmir, lived in Kashmir till his migration from valley in 1990. Retired as Professor and Head Neurosurgery from Institute of Medical sciences, Soura, Srinagar. Has published a lot of professional articles, both in national and international journals. His interests, besides medicine, are in Ancient history of Kashmir, Vedas and Ancient India. His focus is educating youth who are fast losing track of their glorious roots and culture.