There is no ruler in the world who has had not committed blunders while running the affairs of the state or a country. The scope and the extent of every blunder is recorded by the history. It also depends on the state and situation of that particular era where they ruled or ruling and under what circumstances. In the modern democracy where the governments are chosen or elected by the people it is not very difficult to write the history or the facts or write the judgments on the acts of omission and commission of the rulers. I do not want to go into the pages of the history in Europe, or in the Middle-East or in the world ruled under authoritarianism. If we have to write or work out the blunders and contributions it will require an age and space beyond anybody imagination.
On talking about the blunders about the present Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi who took over power in May 2015. He climbed to the skies with his personal glory and political triumph. Nobody could imagine that a person who reached the climates in personal glory and fame could fall that faster in his popularity graph. The historians, the sycophants, the media baron and political analyze have not mustered enough courage to speak the truth and the reason of such a fast climb down of Prime Minister Modi in his credibility and popularity in India and abroad.
Many friends have asked me to write about the blunders briefly committed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his premiership in India. Let me start counting as a watch man about Prime Minister Modi’s blunders.
i). Shri Modi neglected the senior, experienced and noted leaders in the BJP during his election campaign. The stalwarts were ignored rather humbled and humiliated publicly. The elders were very cautious about their role and responsibility they uttered not a single word publicly against the authoritarian rather dictatorial attitude of Shri Narendra Modi.
ii). Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored the old generation leadership and the former Prime Ministers from Nehru to Atal Bihari Vajpayee fearing that rise or the past Prime Ministers may not shadow Narendra Modi’s name.
iii). Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored rather traced the well established and accepted foreign policy of the country and started hobnobbing with Anglo-American Bloc for reasons which can best be explained by Prime Minister Modi.
iv). Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored half a century trusted and tested friendship with the Arab world and fell in the trap of Zionist lobby. He did not care rather kept the Indo-Arab relations in the cold storage. He accepted the invitation to visit Israel knowing well that India from Mahatma Gandhi till Atal Bihari Vajpayee had never given a chance to the Arab world to get annoyed or in different. Prime Minister Modi could not make it himself to Israel because international pressure. He managed to seek blessings of the President of India to visit Israel. President of India faced humiliation at the international airport, Tel-Aviv, Israel when four computer gifts which he was carried with him to present to the Palestine University in Ram Allah were snatched from the President’s baggage. It was great humiliation to the country. Prime Minister Modi dared not say a word on this humiliating and insulting acts of government of Israel against the President of India.
v). Prime Minister Modi travelled all over from Tokyo to New York and he accomplished his mission to address Indian Diaspora in London Sports Club last night.
vi). The another blunder Prime Minister Modi committed was that he ignored the Foreign Minister to company the Prime Minister which was mandatory in the protocol. Nor he carried any important cabinet minister in his tourage campaign.
vii). The greatest political blunder that Prime Minister Modi committed was that he forgot that he is the Prime Minister of a secular-socialist republic country. The people he carried with his team were from the corporate world. And those too from a chosen class. What was the purpose of his visiting rich and western countries with corporate class? Where was the political leadership of India associated with his government?
viii). Prime Minister Modi has ignored the Arab world completely, ignored the concept of India’s foreign policy as well as the mission. He proudly says that he is a chaiwala Prime Minister but there is no chaiwala in his company at home or abroad.
ix). In brief I would like to count some of his political blunders which let the BJP down recently. His blunder was to impose the name of a non-BJP activist rather a non-political person as the candidate for the Chief Minister ship of Delhi. The disaster was witnessed by the whole country.
x). Another political blunder was that he got a person imposed as the President of BJP who is still facing the criminal charges in different courts in Gujarat. It was this blunder that BJP met its waterloo in Bihar.
xi). Besides, J&K is very sensitive area and the enemies of the country have been exploiting the political situation to their advantage. J&K is the only state which has its own Constitution without fundamental rights. It is the only state in the country where laws made by the Parliament cannot be extended. This was due to the blunder committed by the Constituent Assembly by introducing Article 370 in the Indian Constitution. Prime Minister Modi reversed the entire agenda of the BJP. He rather joined hands with a political party which is totally hostile to the concept of integration of the state with the rest of the country. He joined hands with a party only for the sake of power in the state, the party which has been advocating for Pakistani currency in J&K.
xii). It was 7th November, 2015 that Prime Minister Modi after his speech in Srinagar, Kashmir dared not say, ‘Jai Hind’. There could be no serious blunder than this. The scars left on the face of India by this blunder shall not be washed away by the waters of all the Arabian seas.
xiii). Besides, Prime Minister Modi could not speak a word of appreciation for the Indian Army which has been making heroic sacrifices on the borders of J&K for its defense and for the defense of the country. It is Indian Army who is defending Siachin Glacier with unimaginable sacrifices and courage. Prime Minister Modi could not find a word for them. He failed to condemn terrorism in J&K whereas he was very prompt to condemning terrorism while addressing the majority of the Gujarati Indians Diaspora in London yesterday.
xiv). Prime Minister Modi who committed another blunder by ignoring the plight of 15 lacs refugees from Pak and POK living in disgrace and humiliation in the streets and barren lands infested by the militants the terrorists in Jammu Pradesh.
xv). The another blunder committed by Prime Minister Modi is to allow Mufti government to vacate all the revenue areas including the agricultural land which might have been taken by the local residents of Jammu Pradesh about 40/50 years back. The government made a law called ‘Roshni Act’ permitting all those who had occupied state lands beyond 10 years to apply for regularization. They were assured that these lands in possession of the local residents shall be allotted to them permanently. The state accommodated all the businessmen/political leaders whereas the farmers and the labourers were ignored. This is going to be added among the blunders committed by Prime Minister Modi.
xvi). This piece on the blunders committed by Prime Minister Modi could not be called as conclusive because it needs more work on the subject and wider attraction with the affected people may they be persons connected with OROP movement, working class, the men involved in the corporate sectors. I have requested senior leaders and experienced persons like Shri Ram Jethmalani, MP to come out with details on blunders of Prime Minister Modi vis-à-vis India’s black money in the foreign banks and the blunders committed in the formation of the present cabinet of Shri Narendra Modi.
(Bhim Singh is Sr. Advocate & Chief Patron of National Panthers Party)