Under Narendra Modi government, the already deformed democracy in India has become a plutocracy or perhaps kleptocracy (the rule by thieves) controlled by the corporate bigwigs who hobnob with Modi.
By Rakesh Raman
While Modi is increasingly getting obsessed with foreign excursions, he is currently relishing a purposeless tour in Russia.
Since becoming the PM in May 2014, Modi has made more than 30 foreign tours. Estimates suggests that he has already splurged Rs. 300 crore ($50 million approximately) of public money on foreign tours while the country has hardly benefited from Modi’s picnics.
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Even when Modi reads the speeches written for him by others, it’s difficult to make heads or tails of his meaningless utterances as he is uneducated and speaks in broken English language.
In fact, Modi should never be sent on any foreign trip because with his naivety he is giving a bad name to India. And no wise person would attend his events in India or abroad.
If foreign corporate leaders are making a beeline for Modi, they see a foolish buyer in him. As the PM of India, he is squandering public money worth billions of dollars to buy foreign products and services which are not required at all in India. He is doing so just to gain cheap publicity on foreign lands because as an illiterate, Modi is suffering from inferiority complex.
If Modi is so bad in his conduct, how did he become the PM? Actually, he won the election by exploiting the religious sentiment of Hindu voters (almost 80% of people in India are Hindus).
Modi, who was an accused in the Gujarat riots of 2002 in which nearly 2,000 Muslims were murdered, won the Lok Sabha election on the promise that he will make India a Hindu Rashtra (a nation only for Hindus).
Most Hindu voters bit the bait and voted for Modi as a religious demagogue rather than a wise leader. The dilemma began for Indian people as soon as Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014 because he is not trained to manage any field that requires professional competence.
During the past 19 months of Modi’s rule in India, the country has gone back by almost 19 years. While the religious persecution against minority communities is rampant, unrestrained inflation, dwindling economy, and political corruption have become pain in the neck for commoners in India.
Under Modi government, the already deformed democracy in the country has become a plutocracy or perhaps kleptocracy (the rule by thieves) controlled by the corporate bigwigs who hobnob with Modi.
The democracy in its current form is promoting only incompetence. And incompetent people like Modi become the rulers of highly competent and educated people who are treated like slaves by these politicians. That is the main reason that India continues to be an underdeveloped country.
While people of India have been suffering for the past seven decades under the rules of all political parties, there is an immediate need for a countrywide civil rights movement aimed to usher in a new political model in the country. This model must ensure equality for all Indians, bridging the gap between the rich and the poor.
Putin met in the Kremlin with Modi during an official dinner, where journalists were not invited.
Modi is in Russia on a two-day visit. The main talks between Putin and Modi are scheduled to take place today, December 24.
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