After the not so fructifying budget proposals particularly non raising of the personal income tax exemption limit and increase in cess from 3 to 4 percent etc and losing three of the parliamentary and legislative seats in Rajasthan and not making much political ground in West Bengal by election as well it seems that the prime minister of India Narendra Modi and his shadow, the BJP’s national chief are slowly but gradually losing their political influence and sheen though its still hard to say whether Congress will make up the losses of the previous national election in 2019.
When Narendra Modi won the national election in 2014 and assumed the top slot as the prime minister of the country the BJP won 77 and Gujarat 26 parliamentary seats sending the message across that its invincible. Since then its graph of victory ascended at it captured about 19 states of the country on its own leaving the Congress party in acute dilemma.
Narendra Modi wave thronged all the states of the country and despite all odds it finally also won Gujarat after constant victories for the last 22 years though securing only 99 seats due to the bulldozing campaign of Nehru Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi thus killing the anti incumbency syndrome as well.
Even the ill effects of much hyped and negatively talked about demonetisation and GST could not stop the winning spree of BJP right from Assam to Uttar Pradesh to Uttarakhand to Gujarat, the states where it badly bull dozed traditional Congress and Samajwadi party by polarising the hindu vote bank on a wide scale and also on development plank under Narendra Modi charisma.
But it seems that after the heavy loss in Gujarat and badly losing two parliamentary and one assembly constituecies in Rajasthan including not able to make much mark in West Bengal it looks as if Modi charisma and his shadow Amit Shah’s organisational capabilities are under direct challenge.
If we go by the these results of Rajasthan its absolutely clear that all the states ruled by the BJP are likely to face the anti incumbency risk and Rajsthan’s bye election results are the unambiguous indications where saffron polarisation in the name of Pehlu Khan’s diabolical murder in the name of cow vigilantism and Karni Sena’s nuisance too could not achieve the fruitful results, rather boomeranged politically.
People of the country seem to have been bored and rather became concious of the so called saffronisation in the name of Ram Temple or alleged lynching of the minorities and even few journalists like Gauri Lankesh in the name of beef eating, cow vigilantism or against progressive anti majority fundamentalist writing.
People of the country now want results on the ground and even after the lapse of 4 years have not been able to acknowledge any credible or fruitful result in terms of employment generation, inflation coming down, improvement in health avenues, job security, benefit in housing and so on and so forth.
Rhetorics seem to have gained the upper hand and crony capitalism has gained priority with a common man including farmers and the working class gaining nothing except suffering from incessant losses and committing suicides.
About 12000 farmers have committed suicides during the last 4 years with no relief in the farm sector except false rhetorics of doubling the income of farmers till 2022 strongly oposed by the former PM and economist of international repute Dr. Manmohan Singh.
The recent budget that gives 25% rebate in tax for the businessmen with the turnover of 250 crores has not given any rebate in the personal income tax exemption limit and there seems to be no guarantee of the single job. The NDA partners like Shiv Sena, Chandra Babu Naidu and Navin Patnaik of Biju Janata Dal including Nitish Kumar are now trying to say good bye to the alliance say the sources due to the non cooperative attitde of Amit Shah and the poor and unfavourable budget.
The middle and lower middle class is the worst suffering lot as on day, as it has not achieved anything credible and fruitful during the last 4 years of the Modi government rule.
Skyrocketting prices of essential commodities, lack of employment in private sector, likely abolition of five lakh government jobs and tremendous increase in the gap between the haves and have nots with poor becoming poorer and rich, richer.
The wealth of 73% of the country men has been captured by one percent of the affluents and the Ambanies and Adanies are the actual benefactors at the cost of the country say the news analysts.
Though 2019 is coming nearer but the Modi government banking on Ram Temple issue and Hindu polarisation factor will have to walk on thorns not roses as things are not exactly the way they were in 2013-14. People want credible results on ground not rhetorics.
But apart from all this I would in all earnestness not hesitate to appreciate and laud the new Health insurance policy of the prime minister to the tune of Rs five lakhs annually for the treatment of the poor and lower middle class people from critical illnesses in hi profile private hospitals of the country paying reasonable annual premium. What do you say friends?