Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:57 AM
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Subject: [IAC#RG] PM MODI's SPEECHES AND BROKEN PROMISES ARE RECYCLED HOT AIR
There is rightly a sense of disbelief and a trust deficit with those in Power. At that 2014 election rally at Merces in Goa after promising 'Acche din' Narendra Modi gave us an assurance and vowed that money stashed away in Swiss banks would be brought back and 15 lakhs would be credited into everyone's bank account. Obviously, a forlorn hope and disappointment for the many and a broken promise by a PM who knew full well that he had no intention of keeping or capable of honouring. I have stopped listening to any of his blabbering as it always leads to disappointment and frustration. It is always hot air and much ado about nothing.
However, when it was announced at short notice that the Prime Minister was going to address the nation on 12th May at 8 pm at the height of a grave and worrying pandemic, I chose to be glued to listen to what he had to say with a hope that he had finally found something worthwhile to communicate.
After half an hour into his discourse, I could not figure out what the hell he wished to communicate. As it was a damp squib, a much ado about nothing, I decided to hit the pillow after hearing that he was planning a 20 lakh crore cash stimulus to prop up a failing economy, without revealing the source of that money. It all sounded a repeat of his 2014 election stunt at Merces.
India's limp along Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has long lost the plot and needs to be replaced by someone who can think out of the box with vision, economic policies and correctly targeted investment with full transparency and zero tolerance to corruption. This is vital and urgently required to chart India's road to financial recovery especially in view of the current COVID-19 raging pandemic.
But there is no hope whatsoever that our polity and political turf will ever improve. It is only further deteriorating and awfully decaying by the day. The unacceptable antics and behavior of some of our politicians in recent times has turned it into a despised profession and looked upon with disdain and held in low esteem by the very people that they are meant to serve.
William Hazlitt a great essayist and English philosopher, observed that ''some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them''. PM Modi's track record perfectly fits this description. John D. Rockefeller, the powerful business magnate and philanthropist believed in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond, that character- not wealth or power or position- is of supreme worth.
Some years ago, Supreme Court Judges B.N.Agarwal and G.S.Singhvi had observed that even God cannot save our country from such politicians. Amen