Can Narendra Modi’s Song and Dance Solve India’s Problems?
Shamelessness has always been the hallmark of Indian politics. Now Narendra Modi is only trying to redefine it with the glitz of his musical sloganeering.
By Rakesh Raman
Empty vessels make the most noise (अधजल गगरी छलकत जाए). This proverb fits well for the hype-driven government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India.
Instead to addressing the pressing problems – such as poverty, unemployment, inflation, illiteracy, corruption, and crime – that have plagued India, Modi is foolishly trying to divert people’s attention by playing cheap antics in the streets.
Among Modi’s ongoing hijinks are Clean India campaign, Yoga acrobatics, Olympics drama, Make in India slogan, Transforming India jumla, Mann Ki Baat lies, and many others – which have no meaning at all, as the socio-economic conditions in the country are going from bad to worse. The commoners in India are fed up with Modi’s razzmatazz.
Taking his falsehood to new heights, Modi has even released a song “मेरा देश बदल रहा है…आगे बढ़ रहा है।,” to hoodwink the Indian voters. The truth, however, is that India has fallen back by almost 20 years during the 2 years of Modi’s government in the country.
Now, with the help of all his good-for-nothing ministers, Modi is creating such a hype around the independence of India as if India is still an occupied territory. Modi and his party have decided to extend the Independence Day (August 15) celebrations of India to over a fortnight.
During this period, these handful of shameless politicians will celebrate in an extravagant manner across the country while the ordinary Indians will keep watching as confused spectators.
[ आओ मिल कर करें एक नये और समृद्ध भारत का निर्माण ]
Many believe that Modi has become the head clown of a drama company which is deliberately trying to sell fantasy to people who are crying with hunger. Modi’s group, in fact, is playing with the sentiment of poor Indians. Song and dance can’t be the remedy to the pains with which people of India are suffering.
Here is a meaningless musical attempt to celebrate India’s independence.
But what does Modi want to prove with all these theatrics? Most in India and abroad know that Modi is perhaps the most illiterate Prime Minister that India ever had. As he and his equally incompetent ministers don’t possess the requisite knowledge and skills to solve the problems of Indians, they are resorting to these easy theatrics to delude the public.
In other words, Modi is trying to hide his government’s failures behind the razzle-dazzle of the delusive show that he is directing.
All of us know that shamelessness has always been the hallmark of Indian politics. Now Modi is only trying to redefine it with the glitz of his musical sloganeering. That’s it.
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By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free schools for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.
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