Thursday, June 26, 2014

Modi's 30 days

If you are a Modi Supporter, you could feel all mushy and gooey as you read his blog on the eve of 30 days of his govt!

But, does it say anything more than - "I am dedicated and I'll work hard"? Will any PM in his right senses claim anything otherwise. Will any PUBLIC servant ever say anything otherwise? We console ourselves with, "at least he is saying something"! :)

Fact is, even his strongest detractors don't question his sincerity towards "National Interests". What is highly debatable, however, is his definition of National Interest and the approach towards achieving it. Sadly, the actions of his govt so far only worsen the fears.

Here are some of my highlights of his 30 days -

1. No apology or compensation for Akshardham attack convicts declared innocent by SC, who spent 10 years in Jail due to Modi's intervention leading to a POTA case against the innocents
2. Ordinance route, meant for rare and extreme situations, used for appointment of secretary & Polavaram kick off
3. Appointment of tainted police officials accused of fake encounters by the courts, across key positions
4. Active defence of a rape accused MoS by the PMO
5. Not declaring names of the account holders with black money
6. Support of Hindi as a primary communication language
7. Railway price hike not accompanied with any agenda spelling out the reforms to be taken up in railways, and combating corruption specific to it
8. Smriti Irani working on introducing ancient Hindu texts in school curriculum, with "selective inclusion of the history of certain communities"
9. Dr Harsh Vardhan thinking that NACO is "promoting illegal activities through condoms" and directing them to teach morals through their AIDS awareness ads
10. Extremely dubious play on gas pricing! The core objective of a Jaitley and Modi meeting, as per an official release, was to "figure ways of incentivising gas explorers (aka ambani) without causing inflation"
11. No action or policy on cleaning the parliament of criminals. Just a request to the criminally accused ministers, to request the SC, to clear their cases in a year!
12. And finally, the highly condemnable Gopal Subramaniam controversy. Modi has a history of subverting judicial processes in Gujarat, and the alacrity shown in transferring the special CBI judge hearing the sohrabuddin and tulsi prajapati fake encounter case, in which Modi's right hand man Amit Shah is chargesheeted, is alarming!

What about the good stuff he has done? Well, there are 17 crore Indians who don't need any good action by him in order to support him. His talks are enough, and he has been shouting the right slogans, so they will let him carry on!

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