Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gujarat Elections a new strategy of BJP

This article is about the changing strategy of BJP for the Gujarat elections. Maybe this will continue until 2019 general elections…

It is a trend that the world follows while going for elections, ruling party candidate counters his opposition on the grounds of achievements of their government. They happily promote their report card regarding the schemes which they have introduced during their tenure.

Narendra Modi came to power in India in the years 2014 spending huge amount to get to the PM chair. He came to power and introduced his most popular scheme Swachh Bharat Mission. Other schemes which are synonym to the name of Modi are Make In India, Skill India, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), Startup India, Standup India, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana (PMGSY), Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojanay (PMGKY), Soil Health Card Scheme, Digital India, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Mission Indradhanush, Udaan Scheme, Gold Monetisation Schemes, Namami Gange Project, etc as the list is too long for here to be incorporated. Let’s talk about some here in regard to achievements:
Swachh Bharat Mission: PM Modi travelled to far of lands during his tenure more than any other PM of India has ever travelled in just three year during tenure. In all his speeches there in foreign lands he used to talk about open defecation in India. He asked the Indians to build toilets and under this mission funds were provided to the people. Still when his government has completed 3 and half years in power, not much has changed. The toilets which were built by the government are just for namesake.

Make In India: The poor people who are patriot at heart were carried by this phrase. The reality is that the government says it is not a scheme of Government of India but only an initiative. If it is an initiative why the hell government is spending huge amount on it?
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY): He inspired people to have bank accounts. This created burden on the banking system. During his announcement of Demonetisation, these accounts suddenly flooded with huge cash deposits and post demonetisation all vanished. Bank to ease their burden introduced number of charges which the regular account holders have to flush out on monthly/transaction basis now. Who is at lost?

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY): Under this scheme every Member of Parliament was to take responsibility of a particular village and development it. At the end of third year of BJP government still this scheme is lagging to achieve what was created illusion for the people.

Digital India: This was another dream which was force on the people of India. People were forced to use digital payment system during demonetisation, but at the end people have again drifted to cash system.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana: It was for the girl child, but whether the crimes against women come to an end, no, the same are not even on a downward slope, rather on the rise.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Under this scheme it was promised that the rural India will have LPG cylinder connection. Poor rural people were given Rs. 1500 along with the LPG connection, applaud! Government earned back this Rs. 1,500 through increase in the cost of LPG cylinder. Single cylinder cost prior coming of BJP to power was Rs. 414 which is now Rs. 742, people are fool not to understand this!

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: An ambitious scheme of Narendra Modi Government. Under the PMAY, the government aimed to provide about 5 crore affordable homes to the people belonging to EWS and LIG categories. Still a dream to come true! Target of building 2 crore homes in urban area and 3 crore in rural areas across the country was promised, waiting and waiting only for the poor Indians. It was said that under the scheme, the government would provide financial assistance to the poor home buyers. God only knows how many received any assistance!

Mission Indradhanush: This scheme was to help the children of India by providing them vaccination against the killer diseases which were the reasons for infant mortality. But on the other hand, all would remember mass number of children dying in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. So, what is the outcome of this scheme?

It would be a long article if we talk about all the schemes of BJP government, which I don’t want to do. What I would like to point here is the present campaigning for the forth coming Gujarat Elections. Just recall the speeches which Modi is delivering in Gujarat since the announcement of elections.

He is talking about Rahul Gandhi’s temple visit and asking the people whether Rahul is Hindu or not! He was saying the other day that the temple where Rahul Gandhi visited has been built by his grandparents? He is talking about the Presidential election in Indian National Congress where Rahul Gandhi has been made as President. Is this what a PM should do? He is just not talking about his schemes and achievements because there are none which he knows rightly.

He is not talking about high prices which when he was in opposition use to be the target area. Nowadays, the prices of vegetable are sky high; the cost of living is too high. He is not talking about the achievement of DeMonetisation and GST. He is not talking about Black Money, Indian money hidden in foreign banks, all the promises which he made during the General Election in 2014.

May be you all know that when Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he refused to wear a Muslim Skullcap, but now the things have changed. Modi did take a pause during his speech for Azaan (Muslim call for prayer). (video courtesy News Hour India

He came to power in centre with the illustration of Gujarat Model. Surprisingly he announced Rs. 11,000 crores for Gujarat just before the Gujarat elections, why? May be his party can connect to people of Gujarat…

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