PM Modi’s visit to America was in the news for the last few days, The national Television channels, print media and social media’s were at praise for his exaggerated &,hyped achievements. Visual media, social media & microblogging platforms were going gung-ho about his visit.
I found it interesting naturally our PM should be, In 2014 national elections, Modi had clearly used the social media effectively to popularize his brand image, subsequently won the election with 2/3rd majority. During his stint as chief minister of Gujarat, he was not allowed to visit the USA because of Gujarat riots. So Modi as a person who takes certain things very personally had made up his Mind, If he gets the chance to visit America as Prime minister of our nation he would use every available opportunity to become states man, superstar and above all would be in the thick of things. He achieved what he wished for, now no looking back for Modi. I think now days Modi feels more comfortable in addressing public rallies outside Indian soil than in India that too especially in America and sometimes he don’t even know where to limit his speeches , crossed the limit by indulging in political potshots against his political rivals.
Our Pm is always in a campaign mode , sometimes gets into self praising mode , next time we finds him breaks down in tears , Like every other citizen of this country I also feel it is time to change the fate of our nation. Our Pm speaks about a narrative which stands for Minimum Government maximum Governance, he want our country to manufacture more , create more employment opportunities through “made in India”, through “Skill India”, he hints us to develop, improve the skill sets of our youngsters, so that they can become more employable by contributing to our economic growth, He said that to connect every rural sector with optical fibres by increasing the connectivity through his “digital India Initiative” , His govt is committed to wipe out redtapism and infuse transparency in the governance & bureaucracy , he criticises vote bank politics by referring others as pseudo secular , He speaks about empowering the poor, farmers . Our PM seems to highlight that his only agenda is to develop our nation, everything is good to hear, all this makes me goose bumps.
I don’t want to sound cynical , But back home Mr prime minister the reality is different as a citizen who lives in this country feels different , I hear very frequently our culture minister rabble rousing on certain issues which hurts other people’s sentiments. Govt instructing people what to eat and not. Policies to regulate social media which affects people’s secrecy. Busy changing the history and conveniently placing others personalities by hyping their role in freedom struggle, Changing text books, replacing eminent people’s from well known institutions of national repute, allowing RSS and its affiliates to carry out targeted attacks, No respite for the ailing farmer’s very less budgeted allocation to bring in reforms in social sector. Planned to push important bills through ordinance routes with no consensus. Alleged scams by your collogues in central and state govt,
In the economic front apart from the global factors favoring our macro economy, nothing more in action to be really proud off. I consider it would have been better if you had first set our house in order before you going out to attract the foreign investors to India .Your bonhomie with social networking giants won’t be the lasting solutions to countries problems, Our country no more needs superficial way of dealing things, you have promised us a lot, But less in action at the ground level. Unlike, others Modi tends to overdo things, which sometimes seems unwarranted & unnecessary. I don’t believe any promised change is going to happen overnight, But at least signals should be in the right direction.