Monday, August 5, 2019

Modi creates history by changing the geography of Jammu and Kashmir

My last blog post was about Modi and this one too. I had mentioned in that blog post that he continues to surprise like always and he has proven that statement right once again. Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved a bill in the Rajya Sabha to bifurcate Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. He announced that the UT in Ladakh will have no legislature like Chandigarh while the other UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature like Delhi and Puducherry. 

Change is possible if there is a will to change. All governments of the past stated that Jammu & Kashmir was, is and will remain the integral part of India. However, it is only Modi who made that possible in a practical way by making Jammu and Kashmir a Union Territory of India. Jammu & Kashmir is now truly an integral part of India.

I do not understand why Congress is opposing this move. My question is that if this was so easy, why did it take so many years to get done? I am sure that Modi government has legally scrutinized the move and only then proceeded with this decision.

Following are some of the implications of the decision:

1.       All laws that applies to India will now apply to Jammu and Kashmir. You will not see a statement like this in any of the act going forward:

“This Act is applicable to the whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir”

2.       No one can now burn the Indian National flag and go scot free just because he is from Jammu and Kashmir.

3.       Any Indian can now settle in Jammu and Kashmir and buy or own land in Kashmir.

Just look at point no.2 above. If Kashmir was the integral part of India, then how come Indian flag could be disrespected or burnt without any legal implication.

I welcome this decision of Modi government whole-heartedly. To take such decisions, we need a brave, bold and powerful leader. Modi has proved once again that he is one such leader.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Modi Returns

I never thought I would be writing a blog like this today as I had my own doubts about Modi making a comeback. Even though I felt he had a slight edge; I was inclined to believe that the negativity being spread would sink his ship. However, he continues to surprise like always.  History repeats itself and I am writing a blog similar to the one I wrote five year back. More than Modi’s victory, it was defeat of people like Kanhaiya Kumar and Prakash Raj that made me happy. Also, the country rejecting communist ideology was heartening to see. An ideology that does not have any takers in the world due to its failure to uplift people still have takers in a state like Kerala. Here too, this time around people reduced their number to just one. The funny part though is that communist supporters in Kerala are rejoicing about the fact that BJP could not open its account in Kerala. I always refer to the communists of Kerala as frog in the well for this very reason. Even when the entire country has voted for Modi and BJP, the communists think they have reason to celebrate because Kerala did not vote for them.

There was never a doubt in my mind that Modi deserved a second chance because just 5 years was not good enough to judge him. I think a 10 year term is a real time frame for any major transformation to be achieved in a country like India. Also, a true comparison between UPA and NDA can be done when we compare their performances for the same duration.

Now that India has made a wise choice by bringing him back to power, this is my wish list for Modi:

1. Promote Agriculture

                I am of the strong belief that agriculture will be an upcoming sector that will lead to youth empowerment. Everyone is looking forward to eating quality organic food. There is lot of scope for improvement in this area. Technology in agriculture can lead to a food revolution that will help farmers to earn well. A government level push similar to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan should do the trick here. Agriculture should be promoted not just in rural areas but in urban areas too. Terrace gardens and society gardens should be promoted. Schools should encourage and teach agriculture related skills so that kids know how vegetables come into existence. It is very necessary for kids in cities as they hardly get to see the entire process involved in getting the food they eat, on their table. It need not be a grand initiative. Even small baby steps to start with should be good enough.

2. Entrepreneurs to be supported

                I do not believe that more government jobs are the way forward. Instead right from school there should be a strong effort from government to encourage skill development that leads to creation of entrepreneurs. Specialized skills should be focused on rather than creating book worms who know all the theory by heart but cannot apply the knowledge in practical sense.

3. Empowerment over freebies

                NYAY of Rahul Gandhi would have been a real ANYAY on the people. Doling out freebies like the communist ideology would have converted this nation into a disaster like Venezula. I hope true empowerment of poor is achieved through education.

4. Infrastructure development

                Infrastructure should continue to be focused on. This typically is always the case with a BJP government. I am hoping this will continue.

5. Strong anti-terrorism policy

                Here too Modi has definitely done better than previous governments.  However, there must be renewed focus on ensuring that Pakistan is pressurized further to shut terrorist breeding grounds. Also, expose Pakistan further in front of the world so that it gets isolated more and more.

I wish to end this blog by thanking fellow countrymen to have voted for Modi. At the same time, I do hope and pray that he does not become arrogant like Indira Gandhi. Yes, a strong opposition is needed. In that sense, it hurts to see that Congress does not fit the bill here nor does any other party. A strong opposition is necessary to keep a check on Modi. I truly hope that Congress does some course correction and becomes a truly democratic organization that helps leaders to evolve and take charge instead of relying on dynastic politics.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


It was a special 26 February indeed. The first news I came to know on my birthday is that Terrorist State Pakistan has been given a befitting reply by Indian Air Force for the 14th February suicide attack on CRPF soldiers by Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist.

On 14th February itself I was having a strong sense of anger and frustration and wanted to write a blog to express all of it. However, I always prefer that my blog posts do not show helplessness or frustration as far as possible. Thanks to Indian Air Force, the frustration did not last long. On my birthday, I got the opportunity to wake up to see the good news that the cruel act of terror was avenged and that too without any casualty to our soldiers. It was even better to learn about this news from my elder brother who has served the Indian Air Force for 20 years. I can understand how elated he must be, as just recently when we met we had a discussion regarding the Pulwama attacks. Check out our Whatsapp chat below:

No words can express my gratitude to the Indian Air Force. A special thanks to our honorable PM Narendra Modi too. There was never a question mark on the ability of our armed forces. They were always capable to beat Pakistan and it has been proved in the past too in a conventional war. However, off late Pakistan has been focusing more on unconventional war through use of terrorists. It deserved an unconventional response too. For that a strong and decisive leadership was needed. Full credit to Narendra Modi for that. I know opposition leaders cannot give any credit to him and hence have chosen only to appreciate the Indian Air Force. No one can deny that without a clear cut mandate from the Prime Minister this attack on Pakistan soil could not have been executed. Especially since Indian military does not bypass or overrule the political leadership. 

I would end my blog post with a request to all those who are strong critics of PM Narendra Modi that give credit where it is due. Hypocrisy won't take anyone far. Criticize him till you gasp for breath. Once you are done, do take a deep breath, think calmly without any prejudice and see whether he deserves to be appreciated or not for showing decisive leadership by allowing our armed forces the freedom to decide when and how to execute the counter strike on Pakistan.

There could not have been a better icing on my birthday cake than this :-)