Definitely, this August 2017 will be remembered as a great month for the following events also.
In August, almost 325 children died in BRD Hospital, a state run hospital in UP CM's constituency. The children have been dying at present also. The health minister of UP blamed the month of August itself for the incidence. The deaths owed to cut in oxygen supply. There was a long pending payment issue between the administration of the hospital and the supplier of the oxygen.
August was a month of derailments. These derailments caused railways lot of loss of the assets and revenue along with the loss of lives. This exposed the safety policy of the government. Railway ministry has been always boasting of zero tolerance on safety issues. The derailments of trains also raised the question mark on the efficiency of the Railway Minister.
August was the month of floods. Many people of Bihar, UP, Assam and other states died in these floods. Bihar Minister has blamed rats for the holes in the embankment causing floods. Mumbai flood exposed the preparations of BMC. BMC is ruled by an unholy alliance of a local party of parochial ideology and a national party with Hindutva ideology. These parties have been always at loggerheads with each other for power share.
This August will be remembered for the PM's speech from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort. He gave a misleading data on so called anti-corruption measures of the government. He tried to justify the decision of demonetisation with data. The RBI's annual report did not endorse his claims. Anyway, he forgot that he was addressing the nation as a PM and not as a leader of his political party.
This August will also be remembered for the insensitivity of ruling party towards these events . Amid tragedy of floods, railway derailments, farmer unrest and children deaths, the ruling party chief launched 'mission 350' i.e. a mission to win 350 Loksabha seats in 2019 general elections. Democracy has changed into a game of numbers.