Modi government report card

The 4-year long journey of Modi-government, and the road ahead

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The Modi-led BJP government came into the power with a lot of energy and authority. It promised a fundamental change in and out. After 4 years, it is not easy to judge the success of the government, but we can at least access its direction.

narendra modiAlthough there is a decent support for the party across the country, there have been a number of critics as well, who have questioned the policies of the government. The Congress President and opposition party head Rahul Gandhi, has often questioned the agenda of the ruling party. He has been vocal about the atrocities committed against the dalits, adivasis and other minority groups. He has even questioned the national and international policies of BJP.

But, the real question is, what has the ruling party achieved on ground? Or at least, what amendments have been done to usher in a change? Let’s take India’s economic progress. India is one of the fastest-growing economies of the world, but credit goes to the momentum, not the current government. Instead, new reforms have hampered the progress of manufacturing sector and employment generation, which is at all-time low. Apart from this, the private investments and agriculture sector have also not picked up, which will not go down well in the Modi government’s report card.

Similarly, demonetization was yet another controversial practice, because of the faults with its implementation and the inability to tackle these faults. As far as the short-term implications are concerned, the inconvenience faced by the people doesn’t need a special mention. Demonetization has badly affected the unorganized sector and farmers.

On the political front, BJP has played a one-sided game and left its mark. Making governments in Manipur and Assam was a significant achievement for the party. However, political parties in India have been guilty of justifying everything with victories in elections, which must be avoided.

On the other hand, the situation in Kashmir has been getting from bad to worse. The government has sternly adopted the hardline strategy. The 2017 by-election in Kashmir witnessed the lowest turnout, till date. The casualties have increased combined with the pellet horror. A number of civilians have lost their lives and the issues has grabbed eyeballs on the international platforms. Apart from this, a number of youth have taken up arms since the famous Hizb Commander Burhan Wani’s encounter, which doesn’t go well with Modi’s report card.

Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, foreign relations are on the rise. India’s relations with Bangladesh are at an all-time high. Relations with Bhutan and Sri Lanka have also improved. India has also established strategic relations with Afghanistan. India has also strengthened its strategic partnerships with Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and many others. The civil nuclear deal between India and Japan is particularly historic.

US has formally recognised India as a major defence partner. A weak point in India’s foreign policy has been its lack of a geopolitical vision. With capable neighbours like Pakistan and China, India can’t solely rely on a geo-economic strategy. This is what is lacking in Modi government’s report card.

Similarly, as far as the reforms are concerned, Digital India, Make in India, Skill India, Awas Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana, Gold Monetisation Scheme, Kaushal Vikas Yojana can be termed as positives. Technological advancement has increased in the various sectors, but the core issues have not been solved yet. Schemes and plans are made by every government. But, implementation is what defines the stand of a government and Modi Government’s report card may be lacking on that front.

 

Last modified: June 11, 2018

5 Responses to :
The 4-year long journey of Modi-government, and the road ahead

  1. Vikas Srivastav says:

    If we see the 4 year journey of modi government we will see the government does not achived much on ground level as author said. And the big changes like demonetisation and gst have also not that much successful as it was forecasted. Now what modi government report card has scored is all average marks on all promises which this government had made in 2014.

  2. Ravi Shukla says:

    It’s is true that this government is not achieving much on ground level but is performing much better those 70 yes ruling party. If we compare today’s position of our county with previous data we have moved much ahead in various feild. Our international relations have improved and now international companies are willing to do business with us is one of the live exampke.
    Rest all other scheme and policies made under this government is also going to benefit in near future.
    It’s very practical that one government cannot change everything suddenly we have to assess its planning and policies to rate it. So as per me the Modi government report card is marked with above average and will be graded high in coming future.

  3. Priya Bhardwaj says:

    Good article. Nice webiste

  4. Supriya says:

    I have been observing the activities of the Modi Government very closely through PM Modi initiative of a transparent Government i.e “Man ki baat”.
    Mr. Vikas Srivastav, I do not agree with your opinion. Your research is poor. You are talking about Demonetisation. Demonetisation has revolutionized the entire Economy and made it cash less which helps India in eradicating parallel economy from its root.

    So many initiative by Modi Government like “Skill India” has provide employment in Tier 2 nd Tier 3 countries. I would like to tell you Mr. Vikas you should think in terms of country growth and development instead of Modi or Anti Modi Mindset with which you are living.

  5. Ankit Mahajan says:

    Well I am agree with points made by supriya on above comments but only thing which this government do not posses is the successful implementation of the rules and policies. And due to this, modi government is not meeting to the expectations of the people of the country.

    But over and all this government is better than earlier ruling parties. So we can rely on them that they can be a good option in 2019.

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