Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the name of Modi !


Everyone loves talking. Majority of us would rate chit-chatting as our favorite pass time. We were about to end a long day of learning at TCS, Trivandrum. Three of us joined for a chit-chat session.We were touching upon general topics like sports, technology and current affairs etc. Somehow the focus shifted on Politics. Then came this topic on Mr.Modi. All of us were applauding his work at Gujarat. His rational, progressive and unique working style. This man had a lot to speak upon. Three of us had the same wish, "I would like to see Modi as the next PM of this country". Within few months, Mr. Narendra Modi became the PM of this country.

My father is a Journalist. Needless to say, we add to the TRPs of news channels. From TV9 to CNN-IBN, Public TV to Times Now, me and my Father irritate others in the home by watching news channels and discussing politics, in-depth. After being regarded as a rubber stamp, not-so-expressive and not-so-impressive Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh left the office with a lot of criticism.The whole country welcomed Mr. Modi as the next Prime Minister of our nation. Like many of you, even I feel that it wasn't a tough act to follow. It has been almost 6 months after being sworn in as the Prime minister of India. Here is what I feel about the Prime Minister of My country.

I was travelling in a city-bus towards Kempegowda Bus Stand to board a bus to my hometown. It was August 15th and the whole country was celebrating the Independence day. I could see tri-colors, children with white colored uniforms, automobiles sporting small flags and loudspeakers playing the patriotic songs. The bus-driver switched on the FM radio and made us listen to one of the best speeches, till date. It was our Prime Minister's speech from Red Fort. Modi's idea of "Make in India", cleaner India, Jan Dhan Yojana, Clean Ganga, Safer India, Digital India and many other progressive thoughts made me think. His encouraging words and plans for a better-India made me feel good. I know, he didn't lay out any concrete plan or mentioned a blueprint for these ideas. But as time progresses, he and his government will. As a Prime Minister he sowed the seeds of positivity in our souls. 

Modi's efforts in maintaining cordial relations with Pakistan, Japan, China, America and other countries is appreciable. With a lot of Foreign investment coming in, the good days are ahead for India. His Independence day Speech, First speech at LokSabha, Speech at Madison,Japan,Bhutan,UN, SAARC etc were above all standards. Use of social media to inform public about the government initiatives and to gather public opininion/suggestions has been tremendous. The monitoring of his cabinet members has been spectacular. Few interpret this as a dictatorship, but I feel happy about the way Ministers have been working and behaving in public. It is nice to see that no minister has come up with a bull-shit interview or a controversial statement (Very few exceptions). Modi's efforts in projecting India as a great nation is truly amazing. I am not sure about how worthy, truthful and productive Modi is, but his actions have always instilled our faith in him and his government. I can see improvements in economy, Trade markets, decrease in price-rise, increase in value of INR, various innovative development projects, SIT on black money probe and many more. I know, there are a few short-comings in this tenure. Above all, Modi has been a source of inspiration. His actions have been above any political games. 

Most of Modi's impressions are created by his public appearances and speeches. His defame of being the darling of paid media has always made me think Modi as a mystical figure. I don't see much of work happening at the ground level. I still feel there is some amount of advertising and false-hype creation. As we all know, this government is just re-packaging the policies of UPA and selling them in better packages. We're all tired of false-hopes and fake-promises. It is high time for Modi's team to work and take us towards "Acche Din". We all are with you!! I wish this government won't do the same thing that we have seen for years. The nation's hope for change brought BJP into power. Let BJP realize this and work towards growth of this country. 

Hope, we all get to see Government work on ground level to implement the ideas that have been put-forth. I would love to see them work in the same way as his manifesto and speeches reflect. Like any Indian, I want him to take up pragmatic policies and materialize all the visionary ideas he and his team has. Let us stop being over-critical and pessimistic, and be a part of this change. 

P.S :   Dear Modi & Team,
          Good Job!! But this isn't enough !!

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