It is high time we focus on economic distressThe seven years of Modi administration is a fabulous economic diaster. Year on year, quarter on quarter, the GDP growth has slowed down. Crony capitalism, with massive tilt towards the Ambani and Adani families has been seen. Their network has simply multiplied even during the Covid period.
We need to now focus on the basics. Unless we do something more urgent to address the economic problems of the vast majority of population, nothing can indeed happen. We have too many economic models, but the Bing Bang approach that goes hand in hand with the trickle down approach does not work at all. For example, the same economic model has forced millions of Hindiwallahs, all of them illiterate and non-matriculates, who know nothing except their Hindi language, to work in miserable conditions in all sorts of unorganised sector jobs in South India. This is because of the pathetic record of education at all levels.
However, a State like Kerala or Tamil Nadu, where education has been widespread, has produced vast multitudes of several hundreds of thousands of people who are gainfully employed and have contributed to the economic status of their States. Unfortunately, in many backward States like UP have concentrated on building modern airports instead of spending on health or education or agriculture.
It is high time we give some importance to economic issues and take our State forward.