Modi defaming India as SC questions how a convict heading a political party

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi through his speeches has dented the image of India worldwide and did not act when Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra questioned the logic behind having a criminal person as the head of a political party.

The matter actually refers to the BJP President Amit Shah as he is accused of having orchestrated the extrajudicial killings in 2010 of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.

PM claims his globetrotting has helped raise the status of India worldwide but the language he chooses to use to attack the Opposition raises doubts about his nationalism and patriotism because when Modi hits out at rival state governments accusing them falsely. In 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Narendra Modi attacked former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a rally in Lakhimpur Kheri saying that women are not safer anywhere in the state.

“There’s no area in Uttar Pradesh where women are safe even during the day, they are not able to leave their home without fear. Those who are jailed run gangs outside and people are being killed on their directions,” said Modi.

Prime Minister deliberately shows his ignorance that whatever he utters in India about the prevailing situation will not have any implication for the country outside India. Modi must explain how a foreign investor, Entrepreneurs or tourists will come in India where women are unsafe and crime is rampant.When the Prime Minister is defaming his own country how he is going to lead the nation on the global stage.

Diametrically opposite to his 2014 campaign commitment of providing corrupt free and cleaner governance, Modi made Amit Shah the President of the ruling political party, the Bharatiya Janata Party thus bringing a culture of impunity in politics.

Far worse is the prospect of democracy when such a criminal at the head of political party has the power and authority to choose candidates who would contest elections under his party’s banner, the Indian Chief Justice observed at the head of a three-judge Bench.

The Supreme Court was hearing a public interest litigation seeking a ban on convicted persons from heading political parties filed by a BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhaya and sought the final view of the Centre within two weeks on the matter.

Narendra Modi actions are starkly at odds with PM’s campaign commitment of giving Acche Din to the people of India.

President Donald Trump made a satirical remark on Modi saying that Indian Prime Minister informed him that India has reduced tariffs on imported motorcycles, but the US was “getting nothing”.

Trump today once again raked up the issue of high import duty on Harley-Davidson motorcycles by India, saying the US was “getting nothing” with the New Delhi’s recent announcement that it had slashed customs duty on imported motorcycles from high-end brands to 50 per cent.US wants fair and reciprocal trade deals, highlighting continuing differences between the two countries on tariffs.

It is high time that BJP government should change the way it is governing the country as the system and institutional arrangements continue to be gamed by crony capitalists.


By: Arti Bali

Senior Journalist

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