Modi came to the national politics as one of prominent political personality who derives his strength from the earlier days as an RSS pracharak, Later became an undisputable leader for BJP in Gujarat, ruled the state as CM for three consecutive terms. His rise to prominence in national politics was even more successful and illustrious in terms of carving out a biggest victory for BJP as a political alternative to congress. He is considered as the most effective campaigner for party, and also considered as powerful personality who repeatedly shown how to attract & address large gatherings in many parts of India with his effective oratory skills above all his penchant to sells dreams to the people of the nation, He promised the people to change the nation’s fate if he is elected to power , His power slogans “Sab ka Saath sab ka Vikas “ roughly translates to being with everyone and development for all. Modi has completed three years in power, but still many of his promises still remain unfulfilled, but few areas in governance has seen some marked improvement compared to the previous governments. The expectation from this Govt is really huge, mammoth tasks to accomplish. But how far he is successful in fulfilling those promises is a million dollar question.
Corruption & red-tapism
We need to give thumbs up for the Modi government, that high-level corruption has reduced significantly, Because of the ultimate power, control vests in the hands of Mr. Modi. Highly centralized decision making, absolute control over the governance & party leaves no room for his cabinet ministers to bypass. Right from planning to final roll out of schemes his signature is almost there in every decision govt takes. So in terms of control and direction, the PM scores high, which resulted in the corruption levels to come down. When previous UPA govt is marred with scams after scams, Govt under Modi is able to cultivate a neat and clean face in the eyes of the public.
Vision & agenda
I think Modi is successful in setting up a vision which sets everyone to appreciate him, He visualized& coined the initiatives like Startup and Stand up India and Make in India which truly signifies the vision with a futuristic move to make India completely self-reliant and make our economy strong and vibrant. The idea to promote entrepreneurship and making India a manufacturing Hub are very much the right set of intiavies to take our nation to a force to reckon with. However Modi promised to create two millions of jobs, But ironically the the job losses are on an alarmingly high rate, which might put the economy in a state of paralysis.
Economy & Growth
GDP and others figures shows a reason to be happy , how ever growth in agriculture is seeing steady decline with increasingly higher rate of farmer’s suicide. Informal sector economy is completely out of sorts and after demonetization things have only aggravated . The jury is still not out on demontisation, it seems to be that the benefit expected out of this drive did not yield results as predicted. But the successful passage of GST bill in both houses is considered as shining one in its armory. There are disputable claims and doubts expressed on GDP figures and manner in which figures are arrived at. But generally the Modi is successful in creating an impression that he is honestly putting all his effort to take the country to growth trajectory.
Nationalism & unrest
I think ever since Modi came to power , the freedom of expression , voices of dissent are treated with disdain, stamped with the tag of anti nationalist. The culture of majortanism has taken control over the basic democratic principles of tolerance , health discussions and deliberations. The self proclaimed vigilantism on what to eat and wear became daily affairs in many of the BJP rules states. Modi so far is not successful in reining in those fringe groups who runs freely taking law on their hands. This approach of the govt has made the minorities to feel more insecure. The Kashmir issue has seen heightened tensions and deaths of locals after fighting with security personals. The Govt should have acted more responsibly in dealing with issues in Kashmir.
Foreign relations & forging ties
Modi is always in the news while visiting foreign nations and he is successful in forging some good relationship with foreign countries and continued to strengthen the relationship with USA and other European countries . But on the flipside the relationship with china is certainly a reason to be worry for. As an amibitious and powerful nation in south Asia , Our relationship with close neigbours especially Srilanka& Nepal is not in best of it terms.
But overall if you take the last three years of Pm Modi , certainly this govt has done certain things right but there are areas which need more to be done especially issues of maintaining social harmony and Promoting consent in issues of national importance, Unilateral decision making without considering the views of opposition parties is not a good sign for healthy matured democracy like Bharath.