The NDA government at the Centre has completed a year in office.
During the previous UPA government’s term from 2009 to 2014, in 2009 while assuming the power in its second term after 1999 the earlier Congress government, had promised a lot to achieve in their first ‘100 days’, and which we all know what they achieved, leave alone the first ‘100 days’, but even during the whole term of five years.
So, when the Country went to poll in April-May 2014, the urge for an ‘overall change’ in the public brings in the new BJP government at the Centre.
When BJP come to power a media house conducted a ‘survey’ asking the people their ‘hopes from the Modi government’ (wherein I also get a chance to share my views with them)
It was on 23rd of May, that I contact them and send a mail, wherein I refer them two posts on my blog and I write to them as below;
‘Till I forward my list of hopes one by one, I would like to share these links from ‘Samajshilpi’ blog of poems and articles related to Namo
And later on, on 26th May I had specifically sent this message then;
‘We hope the new government totally accountable towards the public and will establish law and order in the society. It should establish the ‘rule of the law’, should instill faith in the public, should rebuild INDIA as a ‘living soul’ and would promptly react to the problems of ‘common man’…”
Apart from the above when the agency called to me on 26.05.2014 (I hope I am correct) I told them that what I wish to see after this government’s taking over was an ‘overall change in the attitude’ of the government machinery towards people and this government will ensure to awake the ‘soul of the nation’ taking all into one thread and helping in to build an “atmosphere of peace and harmony” among the people of India.
So, if we have to assess the improvements under the new government at the center, we can do this only by tracking with our hopes and aspirations from the new government or the disappointments from the earlier UPA rule or the reasons for which people vote for ‘change’.
On 28.04.2011 I had written this article ‘Deeply disappointed’ wherein I had mentioned my thoughts about the various issues and the sentiments about the social issues that we ‘the people of India’ are concerned with.
It was the time, when the movement led by Anna Hazare was in full swing and the country embarked upon a new beginning …
I am reproducing the same article below again and wish that the readers share their views and comments about how they view these issues and there dealing with by the new government – the ‘Namo’ government.
While the media took on the ‘Performance’ of the new government within the last one year I think it is better to assess where the ‘common man’ stand today after ‘four years’, and not after ‘one year’, since the ‘issues’ concerning with the general public matters much more, irrespective of who came to power.
And I am sorry to say that, inspite, of the ‘hope’ and the ‘hype’ for development and ‘acche din’, there are still many core issues that this government needs to tackle with..
I hope that the ‘list of disappointments’ given in the below article rightly expresses our ‘Hopes from the Namo Government’ and the ‘grave areas’ where this government still needs to put in ‘serious and sincere efforts’…
अविनाश (Scrapwala) ની રચના April 28, 2011
(‘Deeply disappointed ’…सा)
When our respected Prime Minister expressed his ‘deep disappointment’ over Anna Hazare’s fasting, it left me hurt, and the many disappointments that I feel time to time and in our daily routine which gets backtracked with time, started hammering me.
These are the ‘disappointments’ that I carry and for that matter most of my fellow countrymen also carry, but we do not let our respected PM know (?) all these.
Now, taking this opportunity I would like to let our PM knows how much disappointed we are; I feel disappointed because still after 62 years of independence many of us are still deprived of basic amenities, many do not get food and die of starvation, ‘shelter’ for all is still a ‘dream’, many villages are still without ‘electricity and ‘power-cuts’ & ‘load-shedding’ continue to remind us that ‘development’(?) is still a ‘distant dream’. Even we do not have ‘pucca’ road at many places and wherever they are the condition is not good and the roads are not repaired and maintained properly.
Atrocities on children have increased, children lost are not traced back, Rape and Ransom killings have become a social menace, cricketers are paid more than the jawans who lost their lives while fighting at border and in house with Maoists, naxalites and mafias.
We are absolutely helpless on the increasing Crimes, Rape, Ransom killings, Ragging and to add this the 4th evil R of our society –Reservation issues- which freely allows to loot the national property and all innocent suffers on account of road blockages-train blockages etc and moreover nation looses revenue on account of non-functioning of our day to day businesses.
When so many do not get food for even one time our MPs are served with subsidized food. Billion of rupees are wasted due to non-functioning of the Parliament. I feel very disappointed when maximum farmers commit suicide from the state which the Agriculture Minister belongs to.
Serious issues are easily politicized to reduce their gravity and public attention is diverted by creating fraction among society and their various groups.
I feel agonized when I cannot call back the non-performing and corrupt MPs and replace them with a new one.
When traffic restrictions during Ministers and Prime Minister’s visit left someone die because of not getting medical treatment or reach hospital within time, what should we feel like?
Our jawans are lost to frequently fighting infiltration in Kashmir whereas the likes of Afzal Guru and Kasab enjoy our hospitality in jails. Attack on parliament left many jawans killed and similarly we lost officers like Karkare in terrorist’s attacks but the ‘culprits’ and ‘masterminds ‘ are still alive. Martyr’s families are treated badly; even their widows are treated badly and terrorized by antisocial elements.
Where the common man is struggling to make both ends meet together Corrupted politicians and goons are really enjoying the party. Corruption is scaling newer heights and increased to such an extent that honest officers are burnt alive and harassed to the level that they commit suicide.
And to summarize at last- appointment of corrupt CVC, Sex scandals, sex-for-marks scandals, never ending scams, Inflation, price –rise, killing of RTI activists, aborting girl child, honor killings, Jessica –Mattoo murder, Nithari case, Aarushi case, railway accidents-unmanned railway crossings-crimes in trains, the innumerous murders and rapes reported and not reported, the central agencies and human rights cry for the criminals died in en-counter in Gujarat but sleeps when murders, rapes, burnt alive incidents took place in UP. Environmental issues are also politicized and used to discriminate between states. You as a ‘CEO’ of this country have to own this and responsible for all.
And last but not the least my respected Sir, a person like you instead of supporting Hazare’s movement
and welcoming his step was ‘disappointed’… and this is enough to disappoint all of us.
At least the public has not cheated you; they have given you a second term, But for the FOUR days of Anna’s fast we feel cheated by the ruling party and that too a party like ‘congress’ which took four days time to agree to Hazare’s demand.
(I have deliberately delayed the publishing of this post, so that the disappointments are not faded with time. I hope that the list will reduce with time instead of growing further).