Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered two blockbuster speeches in the Parliament – first in the Lok Sabha and the second in the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha speech was 90 minutes long and the one in Rajya Sabha was 70 minutes long. Unsure of what points to pick up in order to criticize the Prime Minister on, the English media latched on to that portions, where he took Congress party to the cleaners!
This line of argument was hinted at to this ecosystem by none other than Rahul Gandhi, who came out of Parliament after the speech in Lok Sabha and told us that the PM didn’t answer his queries! The social media ecosystem of fake liberals erupted with the argument that how long will Modi continue to criticize the Congress party.
I found their line of argument very amusing. If Congress party continuously claims that it was Nehru who got democracy to India, why would you expect Narendra Modi to keep quiet about it? If Sonia Gandhi continuously writes that democracy is in danger in India, why would you expect Narendra Modi to not remind the country who imposed Emergency in our country? If Rahul Gandhi continuously cribs about intolerance, why would you expect Narendra Modi to not highlight how intolerant the Congress party itself is?
The ecosystem went berserk that Nehru was being insulted again. Prime Minister Narendra Modi challenged the opposition to point out if any other Prime Minister, from the ramparts of Red Fort, has acknowledged the work of all the Prime Ministers and governments of the country. The cabal is silent about it because Modi is indeed the first Prime Minister to have acknowledged the work of all previous Prime Ministers, at various occasions. *All* Prime Ministers includes Jawaharlal Nehru too, but the cabal perhaps wants him to exhibit Nehru bhakti as some sort of penance!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited both former PMs who are alive, Mr. Deve Gowda and Dr. Manmohan Singh, to be on the dias when GST was being inaugurated in the central hall of the Parliament. Guess who chose to boycott this call? The highly tolerant Congress party, and by extension, Dr. Manmohan Singh. The cabal neither has the grace to appreciate Prime Minister Modi for this invitation nor does it have the guts to call out this chicanery of the mother-son duo. Instead we are treated to articles on “Modi’s attack on the Congress”.
In his speeches, the Prime Minister has made a startling revelation. The dreaded NPA problem that the dream team of Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. P. Chidambaram left behind. The PM has revealed that the NPAs are worth a whopping 52 lakh crore rupees! Imagine the extent of incompetence prevalent during the UPA that 52 lakh crore rupees of Non-Performing Assets exist today. Rahul Gandhi loses no opportunity to shout from the rooftops that the NDA government favors only the rich. Take a guess as to whether these loans were given to the rich or to the poor, when Sonia Gandhi was at the helm of affairs! This government has set about cleaning this mess, and if you would expect Narendra Modi to not point this out, then you are definitely living in some la la land.
Prime Minister’s MUDRA Yojana is indeed a unique scheme that is giving out loans to the poor, with no guarantee, so that entrepreneurship is encouraged. The Congress party, and by the extension, the English media, thinks that these are equivalent to begging and cannot be counted as employment opportunities.
The Prime Minister spent a significant portion of both his speeches to talk about the multiple flagship programs of this government – from Jan Dhan to GST; from MUDRA to UJJWALA; from Triple Talaq to Job creation; and from Infrastructure to Foreign Policy. And quite obviously, any leader would do a “before and after” comparison. That’s an elementary thing anyone would want to do. The entire English media cabal didn’t want to focus on any of these things that actually matter to the crores of citizens of this country. Instead they chose to focus on Prime Minister’s attack on the Congress and his joke on Renuka Chowdhury’s boorish cackle.
For example - The Hindu’s “Deputy Resident Editor & Diplomatic Affairs Editor”, Suhasini Haidar, even felt that the PM’s jibe was a “low moment”. Strangely, she didn’t find it to be a “low moment” when the Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, released a vulgar video insinuating the Prime Minister of India’s warm gestures during his engagement with foreign leaders. Isn’t it strange that the “Diplomatic affairs” editor of a major newspaper doesn’t have an opinion on that vulgar video?
The choice of their focus is nothing new. In today’s world of social media where everything is accessible to everybody, people have seen the boorish behavior of the Congress party MPs in trying to disrupt the Prime Minister’s speech. The Print in fact told us that the Prime Minister has mentioned Congress only 11 times in a 90 minute speech. What then is this whole fuss about?
To continuously market the content-filled speech of the PM as if the focus was also only the Congress party is doing grave injustice to his speeches. That said, what else can we expect from the ecosystem?
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