Views That Matter
Everyone remembers that during the Lok Sabha election campaign by Narendra Modi he had promised ‘Na Khaunga, na Khane Doonga” (will not take bribes, nor allow anyone else to do so) What is the reality?
In a country where more than 20 crore people do not get an adequate daily diet and go to bed hungry, where half the women and over 60 percent of children are anemic, Modi government’s silence and inaction is nothing short of criminal.
Prices of most food items have been continuously rising throughout the two years of Modi’s misrule. This is a continuation of the trend seen under the previous UPA government.
Apart from the frequent flyer miles he has clocked, Prime Minister Modi has very little to show for the 40 foreign trips over the last two years. On the flip side, we have virtually aligned ourselves with the US.
That in a nutshell is sabka saath, sabka vikas – carrots for businessmen and sticks for the toiling masses.
The Modi government’s anti-democratic stance is part of the larger agenda of the sangh parivar to force fit India into its vision of a Hindu rashtra dominated by male caste Hindus.
As the Modi government celebrates its second anniversary of capturing power through vulgar gala events, glamour and glitz hobnobbing with CEOs, a no-holds barred media blitz and ministers heaping vacuous praise, it is striking that India’s majority – over 50 crore working people – are completely
Hopes of “Achhe Din” for the peasantry faded in the first year of the Modi led BJP Government; they have been buried forever by the end of the second year.
Two years of Modi government has seen unrelenting authoritarian assaults on the campuses and students in the wake of the imposition of RSS’ agenda of Hindutva.
Think of the vast majority of women in India, and the most common image that comes to mind is of them walking miles to fetch water in villages or lined up in urban slums to collect water, fetching firewood, working in the fields, on construction sites, as domestic helps in cities – all of this an