Being the Prime Minister of a country is a big deal in itself. You have to take some decisions which might seem hard to be taken, but at the same time you need to assure that things go right with those hardships. And if they don’t, you will be surrounded by so many critical opinions that you just find it even harder to come out to see the clear picture.
The Prime Minister of India must had undergone such situations where, sometimes his decisions were applauded like anything and sometimes he had to deal with worst situations.
1. One man show
The cabinet selection was done mostly single handedly by the Prime Minister, as not even the senior leaders had a clue until the last moment about the composition of his ministry. The cabinet, chosen by Modi, shows clearly how he has backed himself with all his close leaders like Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah, and Smriti Irani, who were all chosen upfront in place of more experienced ministers standing for the same position.
2. The Ganga Rejuvenation Plan
As per Modi’s plan to pay his respects to Ganga, a new department was opened for its management, but stands non-functional to date. “An inter-ministerial group is meeting over the issue and they have also formed a committee of secretaries, headed by secretary of the water resources ministry, to devise a roadmap in a month for cleaning the Ganga river. But if someone expects a secretary-level officer to do all planning work then it is wrong. It would be carried out by a commissioner-level official, but that can only be done once that notification comes out,” a senior water resources ministry official commented. “At present, all the departments related to Ganga cleaning are under the environment ministry. So, on ground, neither the environment ministry is able to do anything, nor the water ministry.”
Crores of rupees have been spent on the Ganga rejuvenation in India, but the plight of the river continues.
3. Ignoring seniors in the party
Not including senior leaders like Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Mnohar Joshi and instead stepping up someone as inexperienced as Smriti Irani for the post of Human Resource Minister is a serious disrespect and a decision much criticized.
4. Black Money Hoarding in India
No effective plans were set to stop the hoarding of black money of Indians in the Swiss banks. While some party leaders continue giving non realizable statements like bringing all of the black money back in the country by the end of the year, no serious step is taken for the insurance of the act.
Also, a great deal of black money is hiding in the form of assets that the corrupt leaders and government workers have accumulated over time. A very small fraction of the Indian population pays the right amount of income tax, and the need of the hour is to regulate it.
5. Deviation from Campaign Statements
One serious deviation from his campaign statement comes with the continuing price hikes in the country. As much as he ridiculed the UPA’s inability to stabilize the economy, his govt’s planning also fails do so any time soon.
As the good points out rule the deficiencies in the governance so far, the hope for the good days ahead continues. With numerous plans coming up, and the repeated promises of the Modi government to develop India and to restore its economic glory, we await the beautiful times ahead.