I make my usual daily commute to office in Uber cab. The mayhem can be seen, without a single traffic light on a 5.2 kilometers stretch. The chaos is palpable and the consequent frustration and perspiration on the driver’s head says it all. I doubt the true nature of this otherwise boastful “city”. Driving is haphazard and dangerous. The lawlessness can be seen. And I wonder, what development, the media is talking about? Our leader, similarly, in a sheer ignorance, making frequent foreign trips but unaware of the inner whereabouts, is the bigger irritation that I feel. The reputation of our country might have risen by his global presence but are we strong within? Is our country’s immune system impregnable?
The state of this country is described as follows:
There is no food security for poor, even when farmers are working hard on the fields. Why? They depend on rainwater and with the climate change, the things are getting messier. Once they harvest ample food, there are less storage. The rotten grains caught my eyes some time back on a news channel. The middlemen are taking all the profits and even the sweat of the farmers. This middlemen theory is everywhere in India, unfortunately. Consequently, the farmers are taking their own lives.
There is no national security. When I say national security, it do not restrict to attack from foreign terrorists but the inside crime rates. There have been incidents of killing even in the capital city. The attack of 14th Feb. not only gave us glimpses of tragic killing of our soldiers, but the weak national intelligence, which was not able to track a vehicle with 250 kilograms of explosives that ultimately hit the ordinary army vehicles stuck in traffic made of their own. But the inside crime rate is also alarming where policing is there to frighten the poor and regular people rather than bringing criminals to justice.
The anti public companies stance. The support and strength given to the private companies like Reliance and Adani, who by the way are the direct competitors of some of the prestigious Government companies like BSNL, ONGC, Coal India Ltd, etc. A government should adhere to strengthen its public companies to provide cheaper services to its citizens, but here the trend is in contradiction.
A social media government. The nerve of the ignorant people have been read very well by this government, that tweets a lot, but without any action. The advertisement and the busiest IT cell of the political party that controls the government are so active on the social media than the government itself on the real turf. Also they are giving this lesson to the opposition also, who will also follow the same path in the future to come.
Made in most of the world. The manufacturing is missing, unlike China and the government is dreaming of excelling its GDP beyond that of their Chinese counterpart. We are far behind, and the historical data of past five years shows stagnation. We are thriving with private jobs because we are selling the lands to foreign investors. Having complete dependency of our development on foreign companies poses risk in the future but nothing else. There is no mitigation plan, whatsoever. And we still think that “Made in India” is working. The startup culture have been given a shock by the policies of well known term of angel tax.
Educated society is a threat to ignorant rule. Knowing this, there is no effort made, literally, to provide cheaper and quality education to children in public schools. The reputation of our public schools is same, with no improvement. In this regard, at least Delhi state government showed some promising development. But the central power lacks determination in this front. This again is encouraging private schools to put financial burden on parents by frequently increasing tuition fees on their terms.
There are lot of others points like religious intolerance directly influenced by one group that is represented by our leader. Another point being the abusive speeches of our leader inside the Parliament and outside in rallies against the opposition, shows poisonous rather than healthy competition. A leader who shows off his expensive attire and focuses on camera rather than the actual issues of the country is giving a bad message to the young and future leaders and sadly becoming an inspiration that will weaken the nation from inside and make it hollow one day.
This article might be written in the election fever. And looks like the ruling government will be coming back to power, (result still awaited), as there is no strong opposition face. Let’s be hopeful if the second term is fruitful to cater the above concerns.