TKiran wrote:NM is confident, but that doesn't mean he is not corrupted by power. Year after year he is spending more and more, just to make sure that he gets back to power. He has not taken any steps to boldly reform the structural weakness in economy, nor is he able to articulate any flexing of muscle militarily, which is the need of the hour. Just watching his actions which are exactly opposite to what he says would clearly indicate that he got corrupted with power.
Nothing wrong with it per se. Certainly better than the previous 10years, but not as nationalistic as PVNR or IG. Certain events in the recent past have boosted his confidence, actually he is not able to see through the haze.
With the kind of mandate he got from the people, by this time he should have made military inroads into PoK by this time. But he is sticking on to his kursee. He doesn't know rajadharma. Watch the movie "gautamiputra" Shatakarni, you will get the exact point I am trying to emphasize.
to admit the truth, I have been thinking along these lines. and pondering over this turned my thoughts to the 'dichotomy of leadership', a leader is someone who must think all by himself, he can seek advice but the risk is all his and he takes all the blame, the rewards he can easily share. This also comes with a sense of power over people but he himself must not get egoistic. This is the real challenge of a leader. If tomorrow I am made a leader, my main challenge will not be my enemies but fighting my own ego. This ego comes from having power over people and controlling their destinies. It is very easy to get flown away in this strong current of ego. After this challenge comes another. On what to prioritize. Should the first priority be to heed to camp followers and deliver their enemies and their wealth & properties to the camp followers or should a leader serve all citizens. Both the philosophies have merits and demerits.
Modi presents such an interesting and public exhibition of this phenomenon that it fascinated me. Here is a leader who was a CM for 12 years and knows how to control his emotions. A lot of doubts became clear when I saw Modi on Republic Day, and he did present a lonely figure. Modi reminded me of someone who has big dreams but thinks and behaves as a common individual. In this particular instance he cannot mask his emotions, maybe he was also slightly overwhelmed with the occassion, and was fighting his demons in public view when he knows that he has to fight a lonely battle, but knows not whom to trust in his core. He is not able to reconcile these two philosophies in the national context. When he was in gujarat, he was more or less sheltered because gujaratis understood his idiosyncracies and accepted him without conditions. In national politics, he does not find such unconditional understanding. He thus looked isolated, isolationist. He didn't mingle with his colleagues, and made no effort to make small talk with them or chit chat. There was no spirit of bonhomie there and it seemed he wanted to grab all limelight. He also puckered his lips in a certain fashion, which people do when they feel unloved and not in a mood to trust those around them. Usually politicians have very distinct body language, they always conceal their emotions. This was the firs time a politician was revealing his. It was also similar to how a common man (or internet hindu) would react when put into position of power and he is not able to trust the seasoned politicians or careerist champions around him.
the reason why people suspect non-economic objectives of demonitisation is primarily due to:
1. lack of prior preparation in banking circles. No printing extra R10, 20, 50 or R100 notes to cover deficit.
2. Restraining card companies. When the card companies had huge volume of transactions, they cannot charge 1% per transaction like in old days. Their charges should have been cut down to a flat R100/1000 transactions or like.
3. Unstable UPI or USSD apps were launched. Development of these apps could have been given to Infosys or TCS.
4. Large deposits in banks would crash interest rates. Where will senior citizens, pensioners invest. Or simply put, how will they live ?
5. Why was discretionary powers vested in bureaucracy like IT and VAT not curtailed by making rules more transparent. How & why where they given a free run.
Out of these points, it is 5 that really hits the core of demonitisation and hints that demonitisation was not intended to make 'minimum government maximum governance' & cashless digital economy but actually to clip the wings of BSP & SP. For this the entire country had to stand by and pay with inconvenience and uncertainty. A lot of vulnerable people lost jobs, a ton of women who had saved small amounts for rainy days had to confess that they had savings inside some old unused vessels or books etc. A small but significant number of 'heads just above water' businesses folded up. A lot of people had to spend hours in line. All this so that BSP and SP could be defeated in polls. Because on the ground no party has suffered from demonetisation as much as BSP. Nobody gained as much as card companies, mobile wallets. A few vulnerable people here & there gone, but that is just collateral damage.
What did the congis do after sixty odd years of power?? Conquered POK?? How many times?? Brought about structural and fundamental changes?? where?? and How many times?? Those creeps have buggered us over repeatedly and yet you kept very quiet when an eyetalian was ruling?? Why?? because you valued your skin??
Modi is spending more money ?? where?? Has he waived off any loans, or what?? You are just blowing hot air.
You do not seem to have grasped the security environment around India and the devious play of various international powers and the scramble for political and economic advantage. Only personal comfort seems important to you??
So who do you want Modi to attack?? What happens when the economy and our international standing tanks and WHAT if we LOSE this war?? Are you prepared for the consequences or will you just whine again?? Will you join the IA?? no?? Why not??
What exactly did IG do?? She merely opened another front for unchecked muslim infiltration. Anything else?? She too buggered us over and repeatedly too. It was Sam Maneckshaw who won the war along with the IA and other forces, not the great IG who merely yelled "garibi hatao" from every forum she ever clambered on to and has garibi been hataoed??
BTW, if Sam hadn't had the big balls to defy the PM and attack when he wanted and not when she (IG) wanted, you could be speaking bangladeshi today having, in the meanwhile, parted with some significant parts of your anatomy.
and yet this foolish woman gave away 93K paki POWs without getting anything in return and all those poor IA soldiers died in vain so IG could parade her worthless ego?? Why were you quiet then?? and even in death she massacred thousands of sikhs as a going away present and yet again you were very quiet??
PVNR did something for sure. Modi will do more. even with folks like you causing a drag on the system in the name of FOS and FOE, all the while sitting safely in your homes and counting your money, no??
You seem to be living in a utopian world, talking about the "dichotomy of leadership" and Modi is barely halfway into his term. He has so far delivered more that any PM of India has delivered at this stage, and you are not happy?? Good for you because you seem to be in the honorable company of commie and naxal frauds like susukumar and khujliwal.
your criticism seems rather unfair and biased. Merely a contrarian view where none is actually called for.
Modi is very wary of scandal and scams marring and diverting his efforts of governance and that is why he keeps most people at a distance. He is like Arjun who sees only the eye of the fish, while the rest of the pack saw everything else but the eye. He is focussed, driven, committed and sincere.
He is also the smartest politician in India today, maybe by far in her history so far. No competition at all. A towering giant in the company of pygmies.
At the republic day, Modi was the PM in the presence of the chief guest, a crown prince of a state important to India and her interests. Did you expect him to go back slapping his bum chums in public?? What about the dignity of the occasion and the dignity of the Head of Government?? Did the president do what you accuse Modi of not doing?? did the crown prince do it?? Did you consider that something in the arrangements may have displeased Modi that morning, irritating him??
How do you know that Modi does not take a break by playing marbles with gadkari and parikkar at 7RCR?? Just because you have seen or not seen means nothing.
Modi knows that the world is watching him and recording him too for analysis of content and body language just like you seem to have done. Is he so FOOLISH as to display anything?? He conducts international discussions while not being aware of body language?? Come on, get real.
Your points, serials 1 through 5 have been rehashed from some commie rags and written by doom and gloom "journalists" and scam artists who were totally flummoxed that a chaiwallah caught them all off guard. There is simply no truth to any of it.
in the bank queues, I mostly saw minorities mouthing off. Just like you and Tkiranji, they had to say something, when they actually did have nothing to say.
why so much of handardi for the totally corrupt SP and the BSP?? Someone you know is standing for elections in UP and is sure shot going to lose?? mayawati and her lies about "donations" to account for her ill-gotten wealth is OK for you?? This was a "wink wink nudge nudge" explanation accepted by all but Modi who clamped down and she and her family were publicly caught with hundreds of crores of ill-gotten bribe money and you have humdardi for her?? Come on, and your famous body language analysis did not tell you anything at all about bhenji and her crores worth of diamonds that she wears daily?? Selective aren't you??
BTW, from where exactly did the SP and the BSP get their money from?? from illegal sources and bribe money, no??
I buy fresh vegetables from street vendors known to me for years. They did not complain of loss of a job because many of their customers paid in advance and without keeping account knowing that they would not be cheated by these honest and simple folk. I also buy from small kirana stores who stock exactly the kind of things that I need and buy. They too willingly extended credit but many customers simply paid in advance.
Yes undoubtedly, some folks did have a hiatus in their work and some others went back to their village to be employed in the MNREGA. No one died or killed him/herself because of no jobs or lost jobs, they simply "managed" like we all did. People routinely die in train stations, bus stations, airplanes, buses, and a whole lot of other queues. Most of this is traced back to some pre-existing medical condition that got aggravated by stress. No one complains. so what's so special about "hundreds upon hundreds" of ordinary folks who allegedly "died" in bank queues?? according to eyewitness accounts by susukumar and his naxal cohorts??
in many cities, the average restaurants have a life of a few months before they fold and lo behold another "restaurant" takes its place and follows a similar cycle and so on. Is Modi to blame?? They fail repeatedly because the owners do not understand that even though their food may be good, the location is totally wrong. People are out of jobs all the time.
I had a lot of "mad money" that I had quietly accumulated over the years and had to deposit because of demon and SHQ had a lot to say about it, most of it was rather unpleasant. So if some wives had concealed money from their husbands for whatever reason and their husbands found out about it and it caused some family discomfort so what?? national policy cannot be made or unmade because of some disagreement in the interpersonal relationships of some husbands and wives.
If you think that Modi did this merely to win in UP, you are wrong. They did not need demon and all its attendant headaches to do this.
card companies like visa and master card will be driven out of India only by Rupay, if we play our cards right, pardon the unintended pun. We still need these buggers for international payments anyway.