Sir, let us discuss only some points. It is very true that Modi, is not corrupt at all. He has facilitated foreign companies coming to India, and has given importance to infrastructure development.
However, his record against corruption has much to be desired. What about the role of black money in elections, Sir?
How did he encourage the poster boy of corruption in Karnataka, the great Yeddy to be the Chief Ministerial candidate, when there are far better candidates Sir? And who allowed the infamous Reddy brothers to have such a huge say in elections and even get seats to contest? So, Modi has clearly failed here, at least in making corruption far lesser than what it was in earlier times. Yet, it is true that there has been a minor improvement in the overall rating on corruption.
His record in price rise is a big zero. Please do tell me the fall in price of any single commodity, used by the common man. This is chiefly due to the horrible increase in petrol and diesel prices.
That Modi has neglected the rural sector is there for all to see. Agricultural growth is only 3%, and the decline in jobs has only lead to hundreds of thousands of people, particularly from the Hindi belt, to so many places in South India, to do all sorts of the most horrible jobs in small restaurants and the like.
Yes, new IITs and NITs have come into existence, but what about the school education? Only in the Modi rule, has there been the rapid decline of the CBSE and its functioning, what with the paper leak and allied issues?
Modi had promised to bring back all black money and deposit fifteen lakh rupees into each bank account of every Indian citizen. He has not been able to deposit even fifteen paise into any account. He was right in asking the rich and the upper middle classes to surrender their rights to subsidized gas cylinders, though.
Even the most die hard supporters of our great Modi, will agree that his single largest failure has been in creation of new, regular jobs. The great Finance Minister has the cheek to talk about "Fixed Term Employment", which actually means a job on contract, for two or three years, and during which, only PF is the only long-term benefit the humble soul will get. Do you know how many thousands are employed in the auto ancillary companies and the OEMs, Sir? It will be at least twenty thousand, in Chennai alone.
So, the capitalist becomes very rich, as the PF is paid by the Government. The poor soul has to search for another job contract job at the end of three or four years. Diploma holders and Engineering graduates, in Chennai, are seen roaming on the streets, pathetically looking for some contract job.
Is this employment? This is under employment of the tallest order.
The absolutely ridiculous demonetization experiment only helped in making thousands of rural youth, unemployed. Modi talked very proudly about digitization, but what happens when there is no money at all, Sir?
And this in a country, where the use of cash is much more than any other democracy in the world. The whole of the agricultural economy depends on cash, since the income is not taxed. What our great Modi did was to smash this very economy. Almost ninety eight per cent of the so called money came back to the banks, and bank managers happily encouraged the trend, as it helped them open hundreds of savings and current accounts. My money is mine, but I can never be sure if my neighbor has deposited money belonging to some one else. No IT guy, anywhere in the world, can track such transactions, even with the most advanced software available.
So, black money become white money. What a fantastic achievement!!!!
One can go on and on. This is exactly why Mr Modi is now trying to coin new phrases and thrashing at the Opposition. This poor politician has not even learned a bit from our own Mamtha Banerjee, who has emerged as a Right wing alternative to the Left, but with a leftist slant.
Yes, the rich can, and should, become a bit poorer. They should. As the wonderful Azim Premji of WIPRO said, the rich should sacrifice for the poor. But our Modi has made the poor sacrifice for the rich!!
That the poor have become a very poor lot, throughout India,in the past forty eight months, is a very hard truth. If one tries to deny this simple truth, the bitter truth, he or she is living in a fool's paradise.