Views That Matter
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
The BJP government has been in power at the centre for two years now and yet, they have failed to fulfill any of the gazillion promises they made during the campaign for the 2014 general elections.
Two years have passed since the installation of the BJP led government at the centre and there is growing frustration at the inability or unwillingness of the present government to provide leadership in key areas of public policy.
Modisarkar’s single biggest failure – betrayal is a better word for it – is on the jobs front. Two years ago Modi was voted to power because he promised again and again in his campaign speeches that the days of joblessness are going to be over soon, “achche din” (good times) are coming.