Why Narendra Modi Must Not Be Sent Abroad

Narendra Modi. Photo courtesy: BJP
Narendra Modi. Photo courtesy: BJP

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.

By Rakesh Raman

Rakesh Raman
Rakesh Raman

While the Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi is increasingly getting obsessed with foreign excursions, he is currently relishing a purposeless tour in the U.S.

This is Modi’s 29th foreign tour since becoming the PM in May 2014. Estimates suggests that he has already splurged Rs. 200 crore (over $30 million) of public money on foreign tours while the country has hardly benefited from Modi’s picnics.

“There should be an independent enquiry into the hundreds of millions of dollars, which have been spent in the organization of Modi’s events (abroad),” said Congress leader Anand Sharma.

He also hinted that Modi is hiring cheap Indians who are paid to attend his events. Sharma said that thousands of BJP and RSS workers were sent months in advance to make preparations for Modi’s visit and 4,300 of their workers are in United States since July to arrange crowd for Modi’s September visit.

This conjecture makes sense because Modi is perhaps the most naïve and illiterate PM that India has ever seen. He can’t utter even a single word about any modern subject. His level of knowledge is not more than that of a bumpkin.

Even when he 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 15 months of Modi’s rule in India, the country has gone back by almost 15 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.

“All the economic policies and slogans announced with great fanfare by this BJP government and PM Modi have not brought any revival of economic growth in the country. On the contrary, notwithstanding the manipulation of official statistics, an industrial turnaround is not visible. Consequently, unemployment is rapidly growing,” said Communist Party of India (Marxist) in a statement issued Sunday.

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.

By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company

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