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Showing posts with label Narendra Modi. Show all posts
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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Padmavati Controversy : 'BJP Supported' only to win the heart of Rajput community after 'Anandpal Encounter'

December 03, 2017 0
Anandpal Encounter:
Anandpal was a Ravana Rajput, a community born from the concubines of Rajputs and regarded as inferior by the Rajputs, especially for matrimony. When Anandpal Singh was gunned down in a controversial police encounter last month in northern Rajasthan’s Churu, he was a dreaded gangster with six murder charges and little social traction. But in a month, the 45-year-old has been transformed into an icon who has galvanised the influential Rajput community. 
Rajput bodies across the state have blocked roads, vandalised public property and demonstrated against police to press for an inquiry into what they allege was a staged encounter. 
Community bodies such as Shree Rajput Sabha, Rajput Karni Sena and Pratap Foundation have joined the protests.


What is Padmavati? (Source : Wiki)

Padmavati is an Indian epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, based on the epic poem Padmavat (1540) by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.[1][3] The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer 

with Aditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh in supporting roles. Initially scheduled for 1 December 2017, the film's release has been delayed indefinitely because of the pending approval by Central Board of Film Certification. 

Why BJP supported? 

Bhartiya Janta Party as seen today is the Party with Most Educated people ever in the history of Indian Constitution. They well know when to take the political advantage which can be seen after Political Shift in Bihar. 

Whatever the case may be in Bihar, but BJP has somehow lost its hold over some people after the radical decisions of Demonetization where GST stands in the queue awaiting for the results.

Concerning the lost support among Rajput community after the encounter of gangster Anandpal. This step is however worth taken inorder to control crime in the country. 'Control on the guns and crime' has been done effectively by the Indian Government talking of Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pardesh. 

But this encounter has seen taken the different turf as Rajput Community,Shree Rajput Sabha, Rajput Karni Sena and Pratap Foundation have joined the protests against the Anandpal Encounter. 

As for upcoming By-Elections 2017 in Rajasthan and State elections in 2019, Rajput community hold the large number of voters. This was seen as taking advantage of the 'Padmavati Controversy' to gain the votes of Rajput Community.

      

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Demonetization : 'Radical Step' which would never compensate for the 'Poor People of India'

December 02, 2017 0


There are two main categories of pain demonetization has caused: 
(a) the relatively minor one of people having to stand in queues for hours day after day, leading to lakhs of man days and productivity lost;
(b) the near starvation that lakhs of daily wage workers, workers in small industries, labor intensive industries of all kinds from the tea gardens of Assam in the east to the diamond cutting industry of Surat in the west, are having to suffer for no fault of theirs. 

The second pain is absolutely inexcusable. No matter what golden age is finally achieved through demonetization, it can never compensate for what poor people are suffering and indeed have already suffered. The damage is already done and nothing that happens in future can make up for it.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hiding under his table because of the failure of Demonetization. He cannot show his face to the Indian Public because of the catastophe.


In that sense, demonetization is on par with some of the most anti-poor steps ever taken in independent India, such as Sanjay Gandhi’s forced sterilization drive during the Emergency; the slum demolition programs undertaken by different states without providing alternative accommodation to the slum dwellers; the displacement of thousands of people to build big dams from Bhakra Nagal to Rihand in the 1950s and 60s to Narmada in the 1990s, etc. All these were undertaken with the best of intentions and even had some good results, but in fact they were immeasurably cruel. It can easily be argued that without Josef Stalin’s ruthless steps such as the collectivization of Soviet agriculture (in which lakhs died), the USSR and present day Russia would never have become the world power they have. So do we want to follow in those footsteps?
This is the damage even if demonetization succeeds in its objectives. If it does not, if very little black and counterfeit is unearthed, while the GDP drops steeply, job losses rise, etc, there is nothing left to say. There is a cliche often cited by those justifying extreme, ‘radical’ steps like demonetization: ‘You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs’. 



Monday, November 27, 2017

Political Landscape likely to see 'Struggling BJP' over the next couple of years

November 27, 2017 0


Here’s how the political landscape is likely to look over the next couple of years
BJP won big in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections. The extent of its victory was not expected by pollsters or even by BJP itself. In these two states BJP won 381 of the 473 seats, or over 80% of the total.
Punjab wasn’t all good news for BJP. The party and its ally SAD lost in Punjab. BJP also failed to reach a majority in Goa and Manipur, although it did manage to form governments in both states.
However, the win in UP alone was far bigger than losses in smaller states. After all, when it comes to 2019 Lok Sabha elections, gargantuan UP has 80 Lok Sabha seats, nearly five times the number of seats of Punjab (13), Goa (2) and Manipur (2) put together.
Hence, no matter how much Rahul Gandhi acolytes try to sweeten the bitter news to him by claiming Congress didn’t do so badly, the fact is simple: BJP did spectacularly well.
The current victory sets the stage for a huge BJP advantage in 2019. It cements Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image as an effective leader. In 2014 Modi represented change, something voters craved. In 2017, Modi’s victory means they are happy with the change they made.
In that sense, the 2017 victory is a bigger deal for Modi than even 2014. In 2014, Modi came in with so many expectations that he was bound to disappoint. However, that didn’t happen. His popularity, at least in the states that matter for Lok Sabha elections, stays intact.
People like his workaholic nature, the constant attempt to announce radical schemes, his vision and his attempts to restore Indian pride in the eyes of the world. 
Demonetization, even though of questionable benefit economically, was a failure. 
BJP, meanwhile, continues to commit the biggest mistake one can make in politics – not listen to people. Rahul Gandhi has started inspiring India’s youth. As their tallest leader, he is a big positive. In that sense Amarinder Singh’s victory in Punjab is even more remarkable. 
Regional parties, which came into being when national parties ignored a particular state, seem to be losing some relevance, at least in a few places. BJP and Modi seem to be heavily focused on UP, and rightly so. It is not just a state government at stake; it is a ticket to Lok Sabha elections.
With the national parties themselves doing what people of UP need, it becomes difficult for the likes of SP or BSP to justify their existence, apart from shallow identity politics. And frankly, the number of votes that kind of crude identity politics can pull in is just not enough.
Even AAP is having a bit of an existential crisis. Formed on an anti-corruption plank, but still AAP is finding it easy to pull in voters for itself with no big scams haunting the current government.
Hence, with a diconnected Modi, a growing Congress and regional parties becoming irrelevant in key Lok Sabha states, Modi’s victory in 2019 is a doubt.
Of course, we still have two more years to go until elections. However, given the pace of reform in Congress and the growth of new ideas from regional parties, it doesn’t look like we have got a winner.
In fact, Modi is likely to become stronger. With the current lost in Bye-Elections of Gurdaspur, Modi government will have to struggle hard for the Lok Sabha. The government can enact several legislations that can help it win 2019.
There are some risks. The best example is the Bihar assembly election which happened a year ago. In a jungle, sometimes all the hyenas get together to ambush the lion, and even manage to win occasionally. A mahagathbandhan or an opportunists’ alliance can come together, comprising of almost all other major parties, in a bid to defeat Modi.
It would probably be bad for India if such an alliance wins. Each little party will enjoy the fruits of power to put it mildly, and there would be no one accountable. And yet, such an alliance can win.
The SP plus vote share in UP was 22%, and so was that of BSP. BJP had 40%. If BSP and SP had combined in a Bihar-style hyena move, they could have fared better. Of course, egos of people involved make this far more difficult in practice than the arithmetic on paper.
The second risk for the Modi government is a self-goal. When you take initiative and float new ideas, the risk of one of them going wrong is higher. Doing nothing means you commit less mistakes, but that is what the Modi government is all about.
Demonetisation didn't work, also GST scheme may not. Hence, the Modi government will have to evaluate the political risks of any new policy thoroughly beforehand.
At some point, voters may also seek far more accountability on what Modi’s policies have actually achieved. However, that stage is more likely to be a 2019 issue rather than 2024 issues.