What has the Modi government done for the common man in India?

Posted by Rishabh Raj Jha
October 3, 2017

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First of all, I would like to make it clear here that I am not a supporter of any political party. I am just a common man who sees the good in good and bad in bad. If the government does something good, I will praise it, otherwise I will criticise it.

Let’s come to the point.

What does a common man want?

  1. A simple, tension-free life.
  2. Good education for his children.
  3. Some bank balance.
  4. Good roads.
  5. On-time trains.
  6. Safety.
  7. Clean surroundings.

There are many more requirements but let’s limit it to 7 points only for now.

What have we got till now from our government?

Have we got good roads?

NO.

The roads are still full of holes. Oh sorry. There are some roads in holes. This was also the case during previous governments.

What new has this government done? I will tell you later. Let’s come to next question.

Have we got on-time trains?

NO.

I have experienced trains running as late as 20 hours last week. Today also, some trains are more than 10 hours late. I do not need to mention the names of the trains. All of you might have experienced it. This was also the case during previous governments.

What new has this government done? I will tell you later. Let’s come to next question.

Have we got good education in Government schools?

NO.

The teachers in government schools do not teach at all and the private schools have sky as their limit of fee. Nothing was done to improve the quality of education. Nothing was done to make the teachers of the government schools teach. No steps have been taken to make sure that the teachers do their duty honestly. This was also the case during previous governments.

What new has this government done? I will tell you later. Let’s come to next question.

What about bank balance? Have they improved?

NO.

We are all familiar with the demonetisation move of the government. What benefit did it give us ? We all were made to stand under the hot sun in long queues. And we got no benefit. We all are aware of the increasing cost of commodities. But the salaries are not increasing at the same pace. This was also the case during previous governments.

What new has this government done? I will tell you later. Let’s come to next question.

Is safety ensured?

NO.

Rapes and murders are still common these days. Let’s not talk about murders now. But, What about rape?

Are there any strict measures taken to prevent rape?

Why is there no strict punishment for rape?

Why not stone the rapist to death?

Why not let the victim decide what to do with the rapist?

Only sending the rapists to jail won’t do any good. This doesn’t create fear in the minds of people. Only strict punishments would do. No action has been taken in 3 years to implement strict laws against rape. This was also the case during previous governments.

What new has this government done? I will tell you later. Let’s come to next question.

Is our surroundings clean?

NO.

You may argue that it is our responsibility to keep our surroundings clean? But is it also our responsibility to put the dustbins in public? Our Prime Minister has very cleverly shifted his responsibility on us.

What can we do here? At most, we can accumulate the waste from our home in dustbin. But, what after the dustbin gets full and no municipality vehicle comes ? We are forced to throw them in open and that will never bring cleanliness. Only clicking photos by holding a broom in one hand isn’t gonna clean the place.

Modiji has shown his photo of cleaning the area using the broom but where did he put that dust after collecting it? No one knows. This was also the case during previous governments.

What new has this government done? I will tell you later. Let’s come to next question.


What has he done for the common man? Is it nothing?

No. It isn’t nothing. He has done a lot. Let’s see.

  • Interest rates on fixed deposits lowered to 6% from 7.8%.
  • Interest rates on savings account lowered.
  • Loan rates have increased.
  • Transaction from ATM also has got charges now.
  • Inflation has increased.
  • Petrol and Diesel prices are still increasing.
  • Demonetisation has killed people.
  • Salaries of MPs and MLAs have increased drastically.
  • Farmers have committed suicide.

As a common man, I would like to say something. We do need bullet trains but that is not our priority. We must first be able to satisfy our basic needs then aspire for advanced ones. You cannot run if you cannot walk. We do not want statues worth Rs. 36000 crore. We want proper roads. We pay taxes but we do not get anything in return. Our taxes have been used to increase the salary of MLAs and MPs. We want safety of our women. We want strict laws for rape. We want balance in our bank account and not a transaction charge for every penny we withdraw. We want clean India and not just a speech on cleaning India.

My small suggestion to my PM.

In the “Mann Ki Baat”, you keep saying and people keep listening. Have you ever bothered to know what people want? The government is not meant to impose its decisions on the people. Rather, it is meant to listen to peoples’ demands. I know that all the demands cannot be fulfilled. But, the ones that I have mentioned are common to all. You just stood there and declared demonetisation. Do you have any idea how much troubled common citizens were after this move? You were not there standing under the scorching heat of the sun. So you have no idea about our sufferings.  Yet everyone accepted this move with open heart with a hope that corruption will now be eliminated. But nothing happened. We are more sad now than we were happy in 2014 after the victory of BJP. You don’t live in this country. So you are not connected to the people. I know that you do not tour foreign countries. You go there to discuss on some important foreign policies. But, what about inner policy? Common men have elected you. And we don’t care about foreign policies. Spend a few days on the ground of your country. You will come to know about the reality. We don’t want to listen to your “Mann Ki Baat”. We want our “Mann Ki Baat” to be listened by someone.

 

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