India has come a long way since 1947 and the credit entirely goes to Congress party which was in power for almost 55 years. If India has become a frontrunner in almost every field, it’s not because of some magic but it’s all because of the futuristic vision and statesmanship of leaders like Pandit Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Narsimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.
It is RSS and BJP’s rumour factory which has been spreading this canard that nothing happened in last 70 years. We have world class institutions like IITs, IIMs, IIS, ISRO, NTPC, ONGC, SAIL, BHEL, DMRC…………..This all happened in Cong rule.
India today is the third most powerful in economic indices. Today we have the largest road network in the world. We are the 7th largest energy producer and the 5th largest energy consumer in the world. India is the second larger exploiter of wind energy in the world after USA.
Between 1951 and today we have changed from importer of food grains to exporter of food grains, from importer of consumer goods to exporter of consumer goods. Today we not only provide technology, know-how, to a number of countries but also the skilled manpower.
With the advent of planning, extension of hospitals and medical facilities there is a sharp decline of death rate to a level of 7.2 per thousand from 18.0 per thousand at the time of Independence.
The Railway route electrified in last 60 years has increased by 4970%, freight transport by 891%, and passenger movement by 493%. The Road length between 2011 and 1951 has increased by around 43 lakh Kms. The number of Registered Vehicles is more than 15 crores which is an increase by 4626% in last 60 years.
Today 99% of Indian Population is covered by Radio and TV. This has enabled the Country to remain united even though each State has its own dialect, culture, traditions. Mrs. Indira Gandhi as a dynamic leader showed to the world that India cannot be taken lightly and not only she broke Pakistan into two parts and thus saved the Country of the fear of its Border being attacked from the Eastern Side.
Never before in the History of the World have 90,000 soldiers or more of any Nation laid down their arms before any other country. It was because of the courage, boldness, and foresightedness of Mrs. Indira Gandhi that Sikkim, an independent Country merged on its own with India to become the 22nd State on 16th May 1975.
Today, if you are working as a top executive in a leading Pvt firm, it’s because of leaders like Narsimha Rao, Rajiv Gandhi and Manmohan Singh who had that unique foresight to open and liberalise the Indian economy. Today, we have one of the best medical facilities available in India which is world class and so affordable that patients from developed countries are making a beeline to avail them.
It’s not that nothing happened during last 4 years of Modi rule. Well! The ubiquitous service tax was @12% but now it is @18% under the new avatar of @GST. The bank charges have gone up 6 times. Now, the minimum balance charges for banks increased from paltry 25 Rs to 150 Rs. Under Modi, Banks have become virtual predators and I won’t be surprised if very soon if you reach as close as 20 metres to any Govt banks, you will be charged for that too which will be deducted automatically from your account.
The price of petrol which was around 60 Rs/litre during UPA has gone up to 85 Rs/litre and that too when the international crude prices were lowest during last 4 years. During UPA II bank frauds of approx 18000 cr took place which has gone up to mind-boggling 60000 cr in just 4 years. Gujarati corporate like Ambanis and Adani have been given virtual license to loot and only Adani is responsible for a NPA worth 100,000 cr.
Manmohan Singh had signed Rafale deal for 564 cr per aircraft with the French company but when Modi became the Prime Minister, he took Anil Ambani along with him and reached Paris and signed a new deal with the company where the prices increased to 1575 cr per aircraft, a 3 fold rise. The deal was snatched from HAL and was awarded to Anil Ambani’s aviation company which was formed only a fortnight back.
BJP is not a game changer, they have so far proved only a name changer. They have changed names of more than 500 roads, universities and institutions. It was BJP which made the playing of national anthem compulsory in cinema halls and also tried to enforce Yoga in BJP ruled Govt schools.
After BJP came to power at centre, an impression was created that chanting Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata ki Jai will solve all your problems. When Congress was busy fighting and its leaders were making sacrifices for independence, RSS was busy doing “Kasrat” in their Shakhas and making compromises with Britishers.
BJP has no moral stature and locus standi to talk about nationalism and patriotism. They are fake and full of poison. If the progress of party is not checked in the next year’s Parliamentary election, it will turn India into a Hindu Pakistan. Most of the Muslim countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan who follow radical Islam are on the brink of destruction.
We don’t wish similar thing happening to India. The problem is not as what happened in last 70 years. Actually, the problem is what Modi has been trying to do in last 4 years. In fact, the biggest problem India is facing today is Narendra Modi himself and sooner we get rid of him is better for us. Should I conclude by saying Vande Mataram, Bharat Mata ki Jai?
Disclaimer: These views are solely of the author.