FAQs on Modi (v 02 April 2019)

This is a word version of the excel file posted earlier here.  The last column of Excel file couldn’t be displayed properly here during copy paste.  Hence it is converted to word file.

FAQ on Modi (v 02.04.2019)

 

The following questions were asked to me on twitter and I already responded.  Here it is collated for general use. It may help the reader answer such questions when posed during discussion/debates.  If there are any questions that you have been confronted with and need help please do let me know and it will be my pleasure to help.

Q1: Killed Muslims Bcz of beef

Fact:

The Akhlaq incident took place in 2015 in Uttar Pradesh state ruled then by Samajwadi Party. Law and Order is a state subject. It is wrong to put the blame on Modi. Cultprits are caught and now on bail

Source:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/all-akhlaq-lynching-suspects-now-out-on-bail/articleshow/60801602.cms

Q2: Rafale corruption?

 

Fact:

  1. Supreme Court has already dismissed the case. 2. Govt to Govt deal. No middleman involved. 3. Congress middleman Christian Michel in jail

Source:

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/no-probe-into-rafale-deal-supreme-court-dismisses-petition-says-no-reason-to-intervene-1962483

Q 3. Why Rajan (RBI Governor) removed?

 

Fact:

  1. Rajan was NOT removed. His term was not renewed. 2. It is governments prerogative whom to appoint RBI governor. 3. Subramaniam Swamy made serious allegations against Rajan (pl check online). $. Rajan’s role in 80:20 gold scheme

Source:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/i-left-because-there-was-no-offer-on-the-table-from-the-govt-raghuram-rajan/articleshow/60341824.cms  2. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/8020-gold-scheme-under-scanner-over-illegal-gains-during-upa-tenure/articleshow/65523446.cms

 

Q4: Why Urjit (RBI Governor) removed?

 

Fact:

  1. He wanted to leave on personal grounds. But remained in position on Modi’s request.

 

Source:

https://in.reuters.com/article/india-politics-modi/rbi-governor-wanted-to-step-down-months-before-resignation-modi-idINKCN1OV1IA

 

 

Q5: Central govt interfere in RBI operations?

Fact:

  1. Your question is about RBI independence. Please read the history of RBI GOI relations. Nehru sacked Rama Rao because he disagreed with him.  Many such cases. In emergency RBI was completely subjugated. 2. Central Bank independence is a world wide issue. 3. RBI is accountable to Govt.

Source:

https://www.ft.com/content/cdf8dd6e-af6c-11e8-87e0-d84e0d934341

Q 6: I am totally Anti_Modi??

 

Fact:

  1. India is a democracy so one can be pro or anti Modi as one wishes. 2. Educated and intelligent persons offer reasons backed by evidence why they arrived at that position.

Source: No source required for this.  It is your choice.  No problem with it but would have helped if you offered some reasons why?

Q7: Modi needs to walk the talk

Fact:

Please do ask specific questions and I am happy to answer. Making general charge like walk the talk is very difficult to respond. OK for politicians to levy such accusations but certainly NOT appropriate for educated intelligent persons.

 

Source: as above

Q8: Modi’s not accountable?

Fact:

Everyone is accountable and so also Modi. Govt is accountable to Parliament already and also to people, SC, CAG.

Source:

https://www.prsindia.org/theprsblog/role-parliament-holding-government-accountable

 

 

 

Q9: Institutions undermined

Fact:

  1. Which in particular? 2. Suprement Court: underminded by Opposition which brought impeachment against Chief Justice. Read emergency days how AN Ray was appointed overlooking four judges. Recently SC squashed GOI decision on CBI head 3: RBI: already explained above 4. CBI: was called a ‘caged parrot’ by SC during UPA regime.  When a dispute arose between two top CBI officials Modi referred it to CVC an independent agency. Matter also in SC. Alok Verma being investigated.

 

Source:

  1. https://www.oneindia.com/india/1973-when-indira-gandhi-eroded-the-independence-of-the-judiciary-and-morarji-desai-2619309.html 2. https://in.reuters.com/article/cbi-supreme-court-parrot-coal/a-caged-parrot-supreme-court-describes-cbi-idINDEE94901W20130510 3. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cbi-dispute-all-you-need-to-know/article25307117.ece 4. https://scobserver.clpr.org.in/court-case/cbi-dispute

 

Q 10. No transparency under Modi

Fact:

Need to be specific by what you mean here. Please see Parliamentary debates and you will know about transparency of Modi sarkar.  Every statement made on the floor of the House is acceptable evidence in court.

 

Source:

No source required.

Q11: Goa, KA – we didn’t see democratic behaviors, even in other few states too

Fact:

Goa: Congress got largest number of seats but fell short of majority. Couldn’t cobble up a coalition in time.  BJP was more agile and could do it. All this is permitted in democracy. 2. KNT: Refer to article by Chandan Mitra (see URL in next column) . 3. which other states? Be specific so that I can answer

 

Source:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/assembly-elections/goa-govt-formation-how-congress-lost-the-plot-despite-finishing-first-in-election/story-10PULDveeUkzWvy2asZhSK.html 2. https://www.ndtv.com/opinion/stop-making-karnataka-out-to-be-big-blow-for-bjp-1855381

 

Q12: How many terms needed to build a temple & why to promise then?

Fact:

  1. The promise was to build it within the ambit of the constitution. SC is a constitutional authority, so we have to wait for the verdict. 2. Modi follows law instead of unlawful action of Nehru in inserting 35 A in the constitution OR taking J&K issue to the UN.

Source:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/bjp-will-build-ram-temple-within-ambit-of-constitution-up-117060500301_1.html

Q13. Nirav Modi fled so also Mallya and others what was PM Modi doing

Fact:

  1. Nirav et al were tipped off by PNB/GOI insiders that the bank has referred the matter to CBI. Fearing arrest before any further action could be taken, he fled. 2. PM would not have initiated legal action if he wanted him to flee. 3. New law Fugitive Economic Offenders Act was brought by Modi and even overseas property can be confiscated. 4. Nirav in UK jail already 5. Mallya and Mehul being extradited

Source:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/bjp-will-build-ram-temple-within-ambit-of-constitution-up-117060500301_1.html

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/nirav-modi-made-death-threats-to-witnesses-uk-court-told/articleshow/68635056.cms

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/action-initiated-against-7-people-under-fugitive-economic-offenders-law/articleshow/67148172.cms

Q14: What has Modi done against black money

Fact:

Several measures have been taken. Please see the URL in next column

Source:

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/4-years-of-modi-govt-fight-against-black-money-explained-in-7-points-1242398-2018-05-26

Q 15. Modi is anti_muslim

Fact:

Modi conferred highest award by Saudi government. If Modi was anti-Muslim why a Muslim country would confer such highest civilian award? (source: https://www.news18.com/news/india/narendra-modi-conferred-saudi-arabias-highest-civilian-honour-1224999.htm

India Muslim rescued from Pak by Modi Sarkar (https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/indian-man-freed-from-pakistani-jail-returns-praising-sushma-swaraj-meri-madam-mahan-358907.html)

 

Modi govt rescued Muslims trapped in Yemen (https://scroll.in/article/719205/indias-bohra-muslims-are-back-safely-from-yemen-but-have-many-reasons-to-still-be-anxious)

Modi was demonised by congress for political reasons when he headed Gujarat.  Communal riots were a common feature before Modi took over of CM Gujarat.  The last being 2002.  But not a single riot thereafter.  Not a single communal riot in India after Modi became PM.

 

 

 

Q16: Modi is anti-Dalit

Fact:

  1. Yet another canard spread by opposition parties for political gain. 2. Modi made a Dalit President of India Mr Kovind 3. Modi himself is OBC – never referred to his caste for political gains 4. Acquired Ambedkar house in London 5. Build memorial for Ambedkar in Mumbai 6. Celebrated constitution day to remember Babasaheb Ambedkar
  2. Violence against Dalits has a legacy and was there even before 2014. No evidence that it increased after Modi took over.

Source:

https://www.ucanews.com/news/modi-moves-to-restore-law-to-protect-dalits-tribal-people/83014

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/07/20/ram-nath-kovind-elected-the-14th-president-of-india_a_23038801/

 https://scroll.in/magazine/877754/the-reopened-ambedkar-house-in-london-holds-the-key-to-understanding-the-man-and-his-inspirations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste-related_violence_in_India

Q17: Modi failed on Kashmir

Fact:

Kashmir problem is a legacy /gift of Nehru. While all other states looked after by Patel joined the Indian Union, Kashmir continued to be a mess because of Nehru’s love for Sheikh Abdullah. Nehru took the matter to UN without cabinet approval which is wholly wrong. He thus made a bilateral issue International issue. His daughter Indira couldn’t solve it and instead gave away 90000 Pak soldiers captured by India as POWs for free without getting anything in return. All peace talks failed for the last 70 years. Modi’s policy is tit for tat as seen by Airstrikes and Surgical strikes. It will take a while for things to get normal.  We need Modi once again for that purpose.

Source:

Read Godbole Madhav (2009) The God Who Failed on Nehru. Rupa Books AND Sarila, N (2009) The Untold Story of the Partition of India, Harper Collins India. Similarly, ‘My Frozen Terbulance in Kashmir by Jagmohan former Governor of Kashmir (available online) is excellent.

 

Q18: Demonetisation was failure

Fact:

Demonetisation served two purposes A. the black money held in cash became useless and had to be thrown B. Those who deposited it in bank are now in a trap.  Since the government now knows who had the black money and is already going after them. C. there was short-term disruption but long-term benefits far out way the pain.

Source:

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/demonetisation-gst-imf-indian-policies-bjp-4994683/

Q19: what happened to Rs 15 lac he was to give?

Fact:

  1. Need to understand the difference between per capita / per person and money going in the personal account of every individual. Government doesn’t distribute its money like that. It can give subsidies which is a different issue, for example, Rs6,000 handout to small farmers.
  2. But put another way, the Ayushman insurance is free up to Rs 5 lacs + rural housing about Rs 1.5 lacs + toilet Rs 3,500 + Rs 6,000 per year farmer subsidy so total is about 6.5 lacs. If you add MNREGA which continues under Modi this figure will further increase. There is no GST on goods that are purchased by rural consumers since most items required by them are free. Earlier even the poor paid tax indirectly as these were included in the price of the goods themselves.  So, you need to factor these amounts also.

If you consider housing for urban poor, then the housing cost itself would be Rs 5 to 10 lacs in Mumbai for example. So already substantial amount is put in the pocket of the poor in kind.

Source:

https://www.icicibank.com/Personal-Banking/loans/home-loan/pradhan-mantri-awas-yojna.page

Also check the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana details available online.

Q20: What has Modi done for poor?

Fact

  1. More than 9 crores toilets built till Dec 2018 (https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cover-Story/World-s-biggest-toilet-building-project-empowers-India-s-women)
  2. 6 crore poor families get Gas connection (https://scroll.in/article/908643/the-modi-years-are-more-indians-using-cooking-gas-because-of-the-ujjwala-scheme)
  3. Housing for poor 1.13 crores built (http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=181315)
  4. India no longer home to largest number of Poor. It was UPA distinction (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-no-longer-home-to-the-largest-no-of-poor-study/articleshow/64754988.cms

Q21: What has Modi done for farmers

Fact

  1. Before Modi farmers rioted for urea. Due to neam coating pilferage stopped. Ample urea available. No more riots (https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/bihar-witnesses-violent-protests-over-fertiliser-shortage-48730)
  2. Minimum support price raised to 1.5 times cost. Swaminathan the father of green revolution in India, hails Modi’s action (https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/father-of-indian-green-revolution-ms-swaminathan-hails-narendra-modi-government/716559/)
  3. Rs 6,000 per year direct income support for small farmers (https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/budget-2019-direct-income-support-rs-6000-year-farmers-announced-96060)
  4. Rural roads construction: 82% now connected 56% before Modi took over (https://www.the-pulse.in/not-just-new-but-its-the-iconic-infrastructure-that-differentiates-the-modi-govt)
  5. Highway construction up by 41% as compared to UPA in just four and half years of Modi (https://www.the-pulse.in/not-just-new-but-its-the-iconic-infrastructure-that-differentiates-the-modi-govt)
  6. Cheaper bank loans (https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/rbi-notifies-2-interest-subsidy-scheme-for-short-term-crop-loans/articleshow/68308544.cms?from=mdr)
  7. World’s largest crop insurance (https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-s-flagship-crop-insurance-scheme-a-big-leap-but-needs-fixes/story-uzcfIpAjEAX06d3a0ZQ0OJ.html)
  8. Better farm prices through e-market (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/modis-48-months-better-than-congs-48-yrs-rule-for-farm-sector-agriculture-minister-radha-mohan-singh/articleshow/64386980.cms)
  9. Soil health card to improve productivity of farms/income of farmers (https://krishijagran.com/agripedia/benefits-of-soil-health-card-scheme/)

 

Q22 why did he take 5 years to test ASAT? Why not earlier?

Fact

The capability was there in 2012 itself BUT UPA govt put it in cold storage. Modi approved it in the year 2014-2015. ASAT is NOT Diwali fire cracker. It takes lots of preparation.

Source:

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/pm-modi-address-live-asat-could-have-launched-during-upa-ii-had-they-shown-interest-says-former-drdo-chief-vk-sarawat-3708631.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kVWi0GGw4E

Q 23: Why he took the credit when the scientist did it?

Fact

It is a major national achievement, so it makes sense that the PM makes the announcement. India enters the group of three China, US and Russia to have this capability.  UPA was known only for scams which couldn’t be announced as achievement by MM Singh.

Q 24: Balacoat is a bluff

Fact:

Pakistan does feed this lie to its people. If you are a Pakistani or its sympathiser, that is, a congressi, a leftist or a jihadist but live in India then you would agree with their version.  They got beaten up badly which they are not going to admit will they?  They didn’t allow international journalist to visit for one month by that time they cleaned up the stuff. But the proof is available on satellite images. Please check the statement of Indian Air force Chief.

Source:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/balakot-proof-is-blowin-in-the-wind-pakistan-doesn-twant-to-see-it-says-iaf-chief-bs-dhanoa/story-fgcmIaIxGdGsEk9sooTi8M.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s