Narendra Modi came to power with a lot of goodwill. He promised a new era and and a new beginning , but one year down the line one must ask the question that, has he performed better than the Congress and the previous government  headed by ManMohan Singh? I remember ManMohan Singh in an interaction with the press before the elections was asked how will history judge him. He replied that he thought history will judge him better than the media. He further also said without naming Modi, that it would be a disaster if Modi became prime minister of India. At that time one was apt to dismiss the observations of ManMohan Singh. In any case he led the Congress party to its worst electoral defeat in history.

Modi was now the darling of the press and the media and he began to create a image of a superman. But one year down the line a thought is creeping in that perhaps after all is said and  done Modi is a man who has legs of clay.  Most of his cliches like "Ache Din" and " make in India" have not proceeded furher than the paper on which they are written. The fact is the Media started eulogizing Modi and ManMohan Singh became the favorite whipping boy.

One year later things appear to be changing and the honeymoon period seems to be going. Modi is now being seen for what he has achieved. Frankly I find that their are waves of discomfort over the social media and Industry as well as farmers and the common man. Corporate world is also coming to grips with the fact that nothing much  has changed.  I will quote Deepak Parekh , one of the respected figures in the world of business. He says there is still a lot of optimism about the Modi government, but nine moths down the line no changes are taking place and one wonders why it is taking so long to implement all that is promised.

We must remember that Modi came to power by promising a change and "Ache Din", however it looks like all this has not materialized. Though inflation is down, yet food inflation is at a height. The " make in India" slogan has resulted in nothing new happening on the industrial front and despite all his efforts the Chinese are investing $ 46 billion in Pakistan and a fraction of that in India. His silence on communal incidents is damming and he failed to realize that all investments have to come from Christian nations and they are not happy with the Modi government reaction to attacks on Christians. The "ghar wapsi" program initiated by the RSS is a tinder box and one wonders what the Modi government is trying to achieve. Can they convert back 25-30 million Christians to Hinduism? After all these people became Christians or Muslims because of inequality in Hindu society. The Christian nations are not happy and Indian industrialist Kirloskar has cautioned the government and Modi on this. He has articulated that Modi must not forget that all the countries from whom he is expecting investment are Christian.

Has life improved under Modi? have the rapes stopped. Have women become or feel more secure ? The answer is a big no, and worse the BJP partner, the Akali Dal is a big culprit. There is disquiet among the farmers and the suicides have not stopped. I wonder where the "ache din' are? or maybe Modi has a different meaning for this word.

The stock market is also in doldrums. after an initial euphoria it has gone down. Industrial production has not peaked and exports are where they were. problems are mounting by the day. Modi has also not honored his promise of One Rank One Pension ( OROP) for the soldiers, which was a slogan he repeated from roof tops. All in all apart from a plethora of foreign trips Modi  has nothing to show. These foreign trips are good for media coverage , but what are the tangible benefits and have the "ache Din" come ? one year is a fair amount of time and Modi has not shown that he can execute what he had promised. There are so many things, a uniform Civil Code, abolition of Article 370 on Kashmir and one finds that Modi is no better than the Congress.

Modi must beware that he is squandering the good will of the people. Rahul Gandhi is making a comeback. Modi must remember that the Indian people are now impatient and he better execute what he has promised. He must move forward and lead this great nation to its destiny, otherwise the bell tolls for all and that includes Modi.


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Comments (8)

  1. Gulshan Kumar Ajmani

Who seriously believed that Modi was better. All political parties are similar. They fool people by turn.

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  1. MG Singh    Gulshan Kumar Ajmani

Thank you , yes its a fact that too much is expected from a politician in India

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  1. epraneeth77

I believed a lot about Modi and i think he is doing some overseas tours for our benefit. Yes, the hype is much but on the reality front he has done little to the farmers where his land bill is opposed and has done jan dan yojana only for them....

I believed a lot about Modi and i think he is doing some overseas tours for our benefit. Yes, the hype is much but on the reality front he has done little to the farmers where his land bill is opposed and has done jan dan yojana only for them. There were big and bright promises which were made. But after reading this Article i have realised that he has done little to the people who matter the most - Middle class families, poor families and farmers. He must have given priority to the poor and the Industrial sector on an equal footing.

Yet there is a small hope that he will come up to the expectations and the promises made.

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  1. MG Singh    epraneeth77

Modi had a great chance but he seems to have squandered the good will of the people. To sum up he is unlikely to be a great of history

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  1. mohan manohar

I think you are underestimating what PM is doing. India Iran port contact would enable direct transport of crude oil and fertiliser from Iran to India as previously the route have to within Pakistan and now it is negated. Three new schemes to be...

I think you are underestimating what PM is doing. India Iran port contact would enable direct transport of crude oil and fertiliser from Iran to India as previously the route have to within Pakistan and now it is negated. Three new schemes to be announced tomoorrow with life and health insurance almost free of cost with minimal price yearly, and pension scheme with adding up little money would generate huge response. Now, Indoa Bangladesh border dispute resolved. What you mention about rape and attacks on women are state subjects not center, Govt annoucne one rank one pension on month of June, in parliament, so good days are continuing only some do not want to watch it with blind folded into their eyes.

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  1. MG Singh    mohan manohar

Thank you Mohan for your comments. You will agree that a coin has 2 sides and Modi all said and done has not done anything different from Congress. His promise of Uniform civil code and article #&0 are still there and no attempt to even discuss...

Thank you Mohan for your comments. You will agree that a coin has 2 sides and Modi all said and done has not done anything different from Congress. His promise of Uniform civil code and article #&0 are still there and no attempt to even discuss the issue. OROP is still not sanctioned. On the contrary the Christian nations are not happy with " Ghar Wapsi" etc.

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  1. Sandhya Rani

Yes, I also feel the same. I feel he gives preference to corporate sector. One day before he announced privatization of electric power in the country which both the southern most states opposed. Let us hope for the best.

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  1. MG Singh

You have hit the nail on the head Sandhya. Modi is losing touch with the poor and farmers. Hope he re-orients himself

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