Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
‘Gujarat model flawed, Modi divisive’ says Chidambaram. Instead of making such generalizations why has Chidambaram not unfolded the unflawed model of his party’s? Oh yes he calls it inclusive development. Can the Congress point out one of the States in which it is in power and show case the growth of this inclusive development? Then fault Modi’s model. Not one of the UPA ruled States are doing better than Gujarat-that is Modi’s model and yet the Congress and Chidambaram wants to pick holes.
The fact is everything and anything that Modi does is wrong. According to Chidambaram the Modi model does not believe in ‘inclusive growth’. I am no economist -I do understand what inclusive growth is but I fail to comprehend why this inclusive growth has shown no growth at all. Modi’s model has left large sections of the people of Gujarat behind continues Chidambaram. For a Finance minister he is talking in generalities. By the large sections of people he means Muslims I suppose. But is it not a fact that the Muslims in Gujarat are better off than the Muslims in other States? What is this model which Chidambaram has in mind? Is it an imagery, a mirage-a deception of his own vision? Tell us and the nation clearly and show us a model which the Congress has proved growth and inclusiveness.
This inclusiveness which the Congress is bandying is just another Minority appeasement policy. Has it succeeded? Words are not proof-show the nation its success. Why are the Congress ruled States lagging behind in growth and in development? Chidambaram continues that a model that may have worked in Gujarat over a period of few years may not be the model that will work for the whole of the country. This coming from the mouth of a Finance minister is laughable. He uses the word ‘may’ which itself shows that he is not certain. Let Chidambaram talk with certainty. If this model may not work then which model will work? Any model replicated will take a few years and will under go changes depending on the local resources-needs and environment. This is understandable. It is not as though a replication calls for fitting the exact blueprint or superimposing a blueprint of one State’s on another State. There are variations and other parameters which must and
will be taken into account.
What makes me wonder is what are the reality models which the Congress has followed-First of all the Congress has no governance but its members are involved in scams. Second-if it follows any sort of governance at all no models clicked. Hence it has no face to fault Modi. Look at the state of the economy, take any development indicators and see where the States ruled by the Congress stand.
One can cite one singular case to show cause the complete failure of the Congress which has ruled the longest in the country.-and that is the Food Security Bill. What have we got- the economy in shambles, inflation highest, poverty groups are become poorer and the rich are becoming richer. The fact that Food Security the flag ship of Mrs Sonia Gandhi has been initiated speaks volumes. By this Bill what is shown is that that 67percent of the population are beggars and need to be fed by free(almost free) rations- This is like the soup kitchens that are opened for the destitutes in other countries. So this is the kind of inclusive development model which the Congress had operated all these years. Not only it has reduced the population to beggary and instilled a beggar mentality but has sapped the energy for a vigorous economic development. There by cultivating a dependence syndrome. And Chidambaram and his party fault Modi’s development.
Why has Modi been pointed as ‘divisive’ by Chidambaram. He is not the sole Congress leader who has stated this? All the Congress leaders starting from the top right down have been directly and indirectly stating this? In all honesty (honesty is something which the Congress men and women do not have)it is the party which is the mother head of communalism and divisive politics. It has segmented the people on the basis of creed and caste and built fences and ghettos. Even an appointment to a post the caste is brought into the picture. Religion plays havoc with all the minority appeasement in full play. If this is not divisive then what is divisiveness?
Right from the inception, the Congress party has abetted communalism-as though it this is not enough it has made the country more backward on the basis of caste and creed and this is its ‘inclusive’ development. For example because of its abetment of caste and communalism more and more sections of the population have become ‘backward. So we have Backward Castes, Most Backward Caste, Other Backward Castes and Extremely Backward Caste.The majority in the nation are backward by this yardstick. It is the Congress’ achievement that after ruling for 57 years the country is in reverse gear be it economically, socially and politically. We are all Backward oriented .We have the Congress showing scant respect for democracy and democratic institutions. And the destruction of even the spirit of democracy with dual power centres- and above all power with unaccountability. Where is the relevance of a High Command in a democracy? This is a complete
negation of democratic values and democracy. To sneeze also one must get the permission of the High Command!
So where is the question of discussion and debate and dissent within the Congress party? A truly democratic party will have all this and not allow power to rest in a High Command. Yet Chidambaram gleefully says he sees for the first time a lot of rebellion in the BJP.It is surely strange to a person like Chidambaram and the Congress because they are straitjacketed and are all ‘yes’ men and women. And there is only one opinion and one perception. Different views are not welcomed in the party. Only Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi can utter sense and nonsense and get away with it. Of course Sonia Gandhi has no incisive perception of development. She is more a draft reader. She is like the Roman Catholic Church to which she belongs-which is patronizing-almsgiving and keeping the status quo. It is in this background that one must read what Chidambaram stated. When the Congress party has no democratic values but is a dynasty and believes in divine right to
rule then the rest must be pushed under the carpet. It is this belief that makes them all see Modi as a threat. For to have a vibrant democracy the Congress and its top echelons with be shaken. The scamesters and the corrupt will be made accountable. But if it believes in power without accountability-extra constitutional power centre then what kind for a country and development does it envisage? Are we not a banana republic?
This is not ‘myth making’ though Chidambaram says that the reports claiming 15000 Gujaratis rescued by Modi is a myth. He must find out who produced the myth. Is there any statement by Modi or his ministers that 15000 Gujaratis were rescued in Uttarakhand? Being in a position to unearth Chidambaram should have found who the myth makers were. It is cheap politics that the Congress is indulging in. Even granted that just 1500 were rescued the fact was that Modi was a man of action and sprung to act. But where was the youth icon Rahul Gandhi -he has completed 43 and going on 44 but projected as the youth icon. He secretively leaves the country to celebrate his b’day in Europe. Last year it was in UK. After all it is his business what he does with himself-Where he goes to celebrate his birthdays.But when he is projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate it makes all the difference. He who goes around during election campaigns calling himself a rural
man-the rich poor man who peeps into Kalavati’s hut and share rotis with her must celebrate his b’day in Europe. But then why the secrecy? He who has a three layer of security at the people’s cost must be accountable to the people.
What if Modi had done this? What if Uttarakhand was ruled by the BJP. There would have been acrimonious accusations against the CM. Disasters do occur-but the natural disaster was aggravated by the utter disregard for the ecosystem in the Himalayan region and in Uttarakhand State. Rahul Gandhi after his birthday bash in Europe comes ‘quietly’ and leaves ‘quietly’ saying that everything will be done. This is praised by Digvijyay Singh .It is a fortnight and yet relief materials have yet to reach villages. Where is Rahul Gandhi’s plan of action? Modi is a man of action who can immediately respond to a situation/emergency. So he was the first to rush to the rescue of the disaster hit State. But it was sheer arrogance of the Congress and jealousy that made the Home Minister issue a statement banning VVIPs movement in Uttarkhand. What was the reason? After the issue of such a statement Rahul Gandhi makes a visit. Why this exception?
A country is a nation –be it Modi or someone else help must be accepted from whomever offers. The Congress is simply blinded by its hatred and fear of Modi.This is why the Minister for culture –Chandresh Kumar Katoch said that ‘outside help’ was not required to restore Uttarakhand’s 11th century Kedarnath temple that was damaged in last month’s flash floods and landslides. Is it not arrogance?
What is the Congress afraid of? After all anyone citizen in India can contest an election and can aspire to become the Prime Minister. It is for the Congress to utilize all its ill-gotten wealth-use the rich and the corrupt and defeat Modi at the polls. But why this hatred and why this stabbing behind the back? Modi is one who can stand up and question.
I personally find that if one has deep patriotism to the country –the rest will follow suit. I fail to understand why and how Mrs Sonia Gandhi who has no problem to break bread with SIMI and Rahul Gandhi who was ready to become an advocate for LeT cannot tolerate Modi. Patriotism for India naturally runs in people who are born of Indian parents. They love their country. One cannot expect it from others. Is the Congress afraid of Modi because it sees him a threat to its power-But then that’s all about democracy? There is no Divine Right for the Gandhis and the Gandhis alone to rule this nation. A dynasty regime is a contradiction to democracy. No patriotic person will accept this.