India Today’s Mood of the Nation survey conducted this month sufficiently gives us a fair sense of Modi’s persona and popularity dwindling sharply from 38% in January to 24% in August, which earlier stood at 66%.
Basically, for his high handedness in dealing with a pandemic like Corona, theatrically managed and cinematically cinematographed as one displaying and not deploring his billboard campaigns promising free vaccines, rations etc. Common and ordinary feeling the heat with the lack of availability of oxygen and essential supplies required for saving precious lives.
The Second COVID wave was disastrous and debilitating for us. From social security to economic losses, we were the ones fending for ourselves. Though PM Modi with his bites thumped up his 56-inch chest for reaching out to the person in the last mile by being immune and insensitive to the woes and worries of the individual who was all alone in despair and distress.
States were on their knees ordering, arranging and mobilizing valuable resources from oxygen cylinders to concentrators with PM refusing to heed to their requests. Mann Ki Baat monologues entertained and excited our illusions of being the emerging superpower preserving and promoting everyone’s ideas and interests.
May we please know when the Vishwaguru for all the excesses from unemployment, malnourishment, education and healthcare as for the slipping and sliding gross national product and gross domestic product.
Branding and marketing politics for personal choices and chances, proving insufficient for ameliorating and uplifting the country upwards. Do we see its traces?