Dear Shashi Tharoor, here are the 101 reasons why I voted for Modi government
A 20000+ words article listing over 101 reasons why I voted for Modi government again in 2019.
Recently I came across a tweet of one of the most celebrated “intellectual” by the liberal media circle, Shashi Tharoor.
The argument of this tweet is not only laughable, moronic, myopic, misleading and false, it also reeks of a condescending, elitist attitude as Mr Tharoor himself admits in his tweet. Many people have already exposed the arguments of this tweet. But I will address an issue which is the central point of this tweet. Mr Tharoor is trying to imply that people voting for Modi have a “backward-regressive” mentality, aren’t as intelligent as English speaking people like him. This is his way of demeaning Modi government by demeaning his voters while he can’t argue on actual points. To counter him in the most comprehensive way possible, I am reproducing a list of 101 reasons that I had compiled in March 2019 in favour of Modi government. Mind you, this ONLY lists achievements of the Modi government till March 2019. Some of my expectations such as Ayodhya Ram Mandir and nullification of article 370 are already fulfilled! The article is over 20000 words long. So take your time in reading and critiquing it while keeping in mind that the 101 reasons were compiled in March 2019.
101 reasons in favour of Modi government
The quantitative framework for doubling farmers income has identified seven sources of growth. These are:
— Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly
Conclusion: This is not a comprehensive analysis of the Modi government’s policies and achievements. I have missed out a lot of schemes. This, however, was an attempt to make you realize a pattern that I noticed while going through schemes and government policies. Firstly, government policies are suddenly working at a much faster speed. Be it infrastructural projects, social schemes or defence projects. Secondly, we have had a strong, decisive government who didn’t hesitate to take strong actions against terrorists and taking a stance against China. Thirdly, this government is maintaining fiscal discipline and also bringing out innovative reforms and solutions such as Digital India, Ayushman Bharat, Jan-Dhan, GST. The thing is, these schemes worked. Do I think this government was perfect? Of course not. The government made some bad decisions (such as reversing the Supreme Court’s order on SC/ST act). However, overall, I was more than satisfied with the government and its performances given the challenges we faced as a country in forms of bad loans, slowing world economy, terrorists, China, Pakistan, etc.
This well oiled, well-functioning government with its new way of functioning is a breath of fresh air which not only instils a sense of confidence in India’s future but also a sense of pride and belief that we can achieve impossible targets if we continue working hard in the right directions.
This list originally published in personal website on March 15, 2019.
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