This complete disconnect between “mahaul” and “data or ground reality” is everywhere in India these days. They say “farmers” are angry with BJP. They say hundreds and thousands of farmers from Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka are marching to New Delhi to get the three new farm laws repealed, where Congress and AAP party sets up food stalls with tables and chairs but no food! But BJP wins big in the rural polls across Rajasthan. As the farmers’ protest continues against the Centre’s agriculture reforms for the 27th consecutive day, now, thousands of farmers who support the controversial agrarian laws have taken out a tractor rally. This tractor rally started from Meerut and moved towards Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Over 20,000 farmers participated in the protest but the likes of Rajdeep and his gang will never show it on national mainstream media.
They made a big perception that migrant labourers are angry with BJP. But BJP wins hands down in Bihar assembly polls, the heart and soul of migrant labour nationwide and BJP positions itself as the largest party in the state, but accepts Janata Dal (United) candidate as the CM face. The BJP not only wins Bihar, but has by far the highest strike rate among all parties. They say that UP is very angry, Priyanka Didi tweets daily and mentions women are totally unsafe because of bad law and order situation and Yogiji must tender his resignation. But on the contrary BJP sweeps the by polls winning all but one seat. Madhya Pradesh is a large agrarian state with MP farmers making a windfall with huge wheat and horse gram production. But BJP sweeps the by polls there too. The BJP makes unprecedented gains in Telangana, where it was only a bit player just a year ago. The massive show of strength is unprecedented in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections and Congress was totally wiped out. The unprecedented show of strength during the recent visit of Home Minister to West Bengal has unnerved the political rivals. But perception is being created that Mamta will win again. My foot. The left is totally rudderless and congress is leaderless and even if congress and left join they will watch the do or die fight from sidelines.
The same disconnect stretches into the economic sphere. They say India’s economy has plunged into a deep dark black hole. But FDI is up, foreign portfolio investments are up, the GDP is rebounding faster than anyone expected, the Rupee is stable, the market and forex reserves are at historic levels, hiring is up in business schools but offers are being renegotiated, blue chip shares like 3M, Havels, HDFC Bank, TCS, Tech M, HDFC, RIL, Ultratech and many other shares have become unaffordable and recent share offer of Mrs. Bector was oversubscribed around 200 times. Darling of congress and left Raghu Ram Rajan have become turncoats! And surprise and surprise of all, we may see just the same level of GDP as last financial year.
The same spin is with the Corona virus. They said India has mismanaged the pandemic completely. But India’s death per million figure is anywhere from 5 to 8 times less than America or Western Europe. Death rate is only 1.45%, the lowest in the world. When daily case counts declined, they said India would be soon crippled by a deadly second wave. Where is it? UK will be shut. Italy is shut. New virus strain was found there, which has created havoc in UK. Germany is getting closed. France has shut its borders with UK and 12,000 trucks are held up at Dover and country has mismanaged but Shri Anand Sharma led parliamentary committee has praised the government for its commendable leadership to control and face the virus. Yet the anti-national media slams the government day in and day out.
German footwear giant ‘Von WellX’ starts production in Uttar Pradesh after shifting its base from mainland China. Our enemies must be planning something to create a perception that India is not safe and UP is the worst. Who does not remember the way Bengal Lamps factory was destroyed, who does not remember how Aditya Birla was humiliated in Kolkata and how Tata had to shift its Nano factory from Bengal. Thus negative perception was created.
NDA garnered more than 35.75 lakh votes in the state of Kerala, including the ones cast in municipalities and district panchayat divisions. BJP achieved great success in Palakkad municipality. BJP has taken over Pandalam Municipality. It lost one seat each in Kodungallur and Varkala. BJP has representatives in almost all the municipalities in Kerala except a few in Malappuram, which is dominated by the Muslim League, Muslims will never vote for BJP, and our great Pappu is the local MP. This must not be music to the ears of many.
The PM of the nation addresses the AMU on its 100 years of establishment, this address by the PM was after 56 years. He goes and prays at Gurudwara in New Delhi, meets the Sikh Kisans of Kutch sitting with them, dispels all fear of farmers in his video conference discussions with farmers of MP, yet he is called arrogant and high headed, yet his meme is made viral that he has gone to meet the grandson of Mukesh Ambani, without realising that Modi now has flowing beard and can visit children in his Santa Claus attire. Something is terribly wrong for sure.
Opposition ruled states are passing anti farm law, bills and tearing the bill on the floor of the Delhi assembly, but one of its member is seen giggling on camera on a serious matter and the same government has notified the bill! Such high level of nautanki, drama and deep lies.
On streets, farmers are angry. Workers are angry. Students are angry. Civil services aspirant are angry. PILs were filed to prevent NEET and JEE, but union government stood firm. Citizens are unhappy. But potato is available at Rs. 15/- per kilo, onions are available at Rs. 25/-, cauliflower is av, but BJP sweeps elections. In newspaper columns, we read that investors have lost all hope. But FDI is up 140% in the last quarter. How? Profitably of many companies is record high, but some wise men, leaders and politicians have closed the eyes and have got infected with jaundiced eyes!
This suggests that there is someone out there, trying to create the image of a nation in deep crisis. Who could it be? The protests around Delhi have shut down 1800 factories in the Greater Noida industrial area. In just the last two weeks, production at Toyota and Wistron facilities in Karnataka came to a halt due to labour unrest. Just a coincidence that getting Apple’s contract manufacturers like Wistron to set up shop here was a flagship success for “Make in India.” The labourer’s salary was delayed by three days, due to software glitch but CPM got the factory damaged. In fact no cheque was given to any creditors. India is fast becoming a smartphone hub. The enemies of the nation cannot digest the success story and smart decision making of the government. And just then, with perfectly bad timing, India faces a huge public relations disaster on this front. But be ware India will rise and shine.
Who benefits from this? Who loses a little bit every time India builds a new railway line or highway or record cereal production high or record productivity or record car sale or record order books of Larsen and Toubro. When highways get build, connectivity gets increased and India will earn over Rs. 1,35,000 crore every year from toll collections. This creates a negativity among opposition leaders and tolls plaza are closed to make the road travel free during the farmer protests. But farmers and leftists need roads to travel!
China announces plans for a dam on the Brahmaputra River in the eastern sector. India hits back by announcing its own dams in the region. China will thus control the flow of water in the downstream valley both in India and Bangladesh. Within 3 days, a top liberal portal finds a bunch of experts to say that India’s dam would cause massive ecological damage. Coincidence.
A database gets leaked and it is found that 20 lakh Chinese Communist Party agents have infiltrated corporates, universities and even consulates worldwide. The very next day, India’s best known liberal portal has an article that says India should not worry about a red scare. That Communists couldn’t possibly have infiltrated anything. There is nothing to worry. Again, coincidence.
The elections in the Jammu and Kashmir state for the DDC polls was a huge success but when BJP won seats in the Srinagar region of the valley, the success was criticised that BJP did not all allow the Gupkar gang not to canvass.
World is watching the good work being done by Modiji. US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the prestigious Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating strategic partnership of the two countries and emergence of India as a global power. India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the prime minister from the US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien at the White House. This must have not gone down too well with the commies and like our farmers they may write to BoJo not to visit India and be the Chief Guest of the republic day gala function. Just on fun side Justine Trudeau may open a visa processing centre at the Singhu border.
May good sense prevail to our enemies and they come forward and accept their responsibility to make the nation grow.