Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Modi wave-a hype ?

Few days back one morning, I went to purchase vegetables from hawkers who stand just a few steps from our society. I could not see the man from whom I buy my vegetables regularly. I asked the person who was selling vegetables in his place about him.
" Didi, wo to gaon gaya hai. "
While buying vegetables from him, I asked," Kahan ke ho...Bihar se.. ?"
" Nahin, UP se.."
" UP...kaun gaon ?....Mathura ? " I asked , as I have been to Mathura several times.
" Nahin, Banaras se hain."
Before I could ask him anything, he added, "Jahan se Modisaheb chunav lad rahe hain."
" To vote dene gaye hain kya ? " I asked.
" Ji, Modisaheb ko jeetana hai na !"
A fruit seller & an auto rickshaw driver were standing nearby & listening to our conversation. They also joined in.
I asked them, " Aap vote karne nahin gaye gaon ?"
" Nahin didi, hamara naam to yaheen par hai matdata suchi mein..hum yaheen par vote karenge."
" Ye sarkar jani hi chahiye ",The auto rickshaw driver added.
" Hmm, Mahengai kafi badha di hai Congress ne" I said...thinking that must be the issue for poor people.
"Mahangai to theek hai, ghotale kitne kiye hain..koyla ghotala kar diya..aur unki apni sampati to dekho, kitni badh gayee hai pichhle paanch saalon mein ! Sonia Gandhi aur unke jamai kitna loot rahe hain , jab ki garib ke paas khane ko nahin!"
I was pleasantly surprised at those illiterate people...not because of supporting Narendra Modi , but at their awareness of the issues facing our country !
I had shared this at facebook at that time & added the line at the end..
"& they say that BJP paid people to attend Modi's Road show in Banaras !"
I got a good response for that post.
Copying a comment from one of my friends...
I don't know if this support would convert to votes or not , It has become Modi vs rest of the parties...& even if it does, Modi / BJP / NDA would come to power or not. Congress is down to their dirty tricks to stop BJP from coming to power like appeasement politics , deleting pro-BJP voters from the voting list..they are even ready to support third front !
& if that happens , we should say good bye to peace & development of our country & be ready to welcome more scams , crime , riots & mid-term polling in a year or two
Read a comment a couple of days back from a Christian..saying that he & his community knows how Modi would be good for this country , still they would vote for Congress..just because they don't want Hindus to get strong !
Congress has brainwashed people of India , where they are now of different religions & different casts..no one is Indian !
& the limitations of our constitution is..BJP / NDA would sit in opposition even with 270 seats & Congress would be in power even if they get 50 seats ! Who cares whom people want in the center !
Isn't it time India adopted US model of election ? In my opinion it would good for clean politics in India. Let better man win. No one would have to vote for any criminals just because he / she is a candidate of some political party & we support that party !

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

As an agent of Ambani...

In 2003 / 2004, my business was flourishing due to boom in share market. I did not have much time to listen to any news channels except business channels. But I had a habit of doing all my paperwork in front of my tv , instead of at my desk in my office...I still have that habit. I used to listen to Modi's speeches while doing my paperwork. In 2003 / 2004 he was not as popular as he is now...or rather he was discriminated by Congress & its paid media. Yes, I believed him then & I believe him now. I believe he was never at fault at the time of 2002 riots. In my opinion, he has been the biggest victim of Gujarat riots.While talking of Gujarat riots people very 'conveniently' forget that Hindus also suffered in 2002...not that I justify killings of Muslims. Killings can never be justified...unless others' lives are in danger. What my point is...Modi has all the proofs that he was not at fault ( including the letter to Digvijay Singh asking for help at the time of the riots to which Digvijay Singh-then the CM of Madhya Pradesh had refused  after 13 days )  while Congress hasn't got a single proof against Modi !
Contrary to RaGa's claim... 
Talking about riots...how many people in India know , how Modi had arranged for the safety of 6000 Hajis ( pilgrims ) of Gujarat ?  Those Hajis landed at Ahmedabad airport the day after the riots began. The air port authorities informed the police & the police directly approached Modi to seek advice. Officers were told that each one of them should be met at the airport and escorted safely to their homes., or else they would lose their job. Several of them were from Rajkot from where Modi had fought his first election with massive Muslim support. This was not just a formal instruction. Each person and family of those 6,000 Hajis was actually escorted by the police to 400 different locations of Gujarat right to their doorstep!
ST Bus stand Vadodara
In private conversation Ghulam Vastnavi admits
to having been helped by Modi when the madrasa run by his trust was surrounded by a riotous mob . But he has not dared say a word publicly lest he is hounded by the “secular brigade” and his institutions in Congress-ruled States shut down.
I don't think any media showed this ! It was in our local news papers.
A couple of years back, while cleaning a cupboard I found an old news paper from the year 1998. I had kept the copy of it because a friend had written an article in it about a classical program held in Surat at that time. I was shocked to see the headlines on the front page of the paper. I had forgotten how the situation was in Gujarat  in 1998 ! No, I would not tell you what it was. In fact, when I showed the news paper to some of my friends , a couple of them suggested that I upload it to net , as it was assembly election time in Gujarat. I refused to do that..saying if I do that & it gets viral, riots might flare up in Gujarat again ! ( & Modi would be blamed again. )

Anyway.. I did not start this post to write about riots...As I was saying I used to listen to Modi's speeches. He used to visit different villages regularly in Gujarat. The way he tried to persuade farmers to adopt drip irrigation system , for which his government gives subsidy..( unlike 'some' of the 'politicians' who announce free water & electricity )... The way he used to tell them , how the water would not be wasted & the ladies of the family would not have to clear the weeds...I have never seen anyone talking so persuasively ! He used to tell people the benefits of rainwater harvesting. I used to read reports of him seeking advise / giving suggestions on how to build check dams in different areas across channels in our local news paper.
Talking of subsidies Gujarat government also provides subsidy for solar energy.
This man has a vision ! He always encourages small business...not only giving them ideas ; but also helping them with implementation of those ideas. Have you been to Rann Utsav ?( Do watch this video ) Where people did not have much work before, it is thriving with tourism & handicrafts !
Though Congress has treated Gujarat as its 'step state' by not providing gas / providing it at a higher rate ( Despite taking away entire gas found in Gujarat,  Centre has been supplying the same to the state at 30% higher than the rate supplied to Delhi & Mumbai for the last many years. ( click here to read more-a link from another of my blog ) ; not giving permission for new projects...just so that Modi would not get credit for anything ; Modi's vision has taken Gujarat to new heights. Our state has won many awards ( Rajiv Gandhi Foundation-Chair person Sonia Gandhi ! )
Gujarat’s roads has been noticed internationally. IEG Report
has placed the state highways of  Gujarat as better than the
international desireable level! It lauded the role played by
the state roads and building department and said that it
underwent the project in an extremely professional manner.
It concluded that Gujarat scores above other states
in “implementation completion and results”. This success
would never have been possible without the far sighted
leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, who placed great emphasis
 on highways in the development journey of Gujarat.
Source : TOI
Sujalam Sufalam ( a unique project of Narendra Modi to rid the drought prone northern region of Gujarat of water problems) , Jyotirgram (   bringing 24-hour, three-phase power supply to all the 18,000 villages of Gujarat ) , Kanya Kelavani ( Girl Child Education ) are some of the schemes which are running successfully in Gujarat.
Before you think that I am a BJP spokesperson , let me tell you that I have not joined any political party...not even planning to join politics. I am a common person from Gujarat.
A 'development blind ' anarchist comes with  ' fixed agenda ' to the tour of Gujarat; meets some people 'arranged' by Congress & attacks my Gujarat ! How can I keep mum ?
By the way, according to Kejriwal I might qualify as Ambani agent, so may I claim for payment from Ambani ?

source : The Unreal Times
( I have combined two pictures )
All the readers are welcome to Gujarat to see the development...just one thing..please don't come with Kejiwal or all these places might disappear !
On a serious note...Congress has brainwashed people of India so much since independence with their 'pseudo-secularism' politics for vote bank that Indians are now Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jats, Jains ( though Jain community is very angry at getting minority status )...no one is Indian !
& naturally Gujarat is not in India ! Instead of being proud of growth of an Indian state ; they are spreading lies about Gujarat !
India does not have any other issues like terrorism, inflation , economic decline , fiscal deficit..all of them have only one issue-Modi !
Congress is facing anti-incumbency because of their scams & inflation ; so they have put a dummy candidate- Kejriwal , so that he could beg votes for his candidates & give them to Congress !  Can anyone see the connection ? He came in politics in the name of corruption, now he does not have any problem with corruption , he has only one issue-Modi !
I would like to know what Mr.Kejriwal has to say to the video of Yogendra Yadav praising Gujarat development before AAP was formed ? Other members of AAP had also tweeted praising Gujarat's infrastructure a couple of years back ! ( Lesson for AAP leader Meera Sanyal: The internet never forgets )
Yes, I support Modi because I have seen his vision..implementation of ideas...infrastructure development...but I don't agree with everything his government does.
Dhobi ghat Ahmedabad
Can Kejriwal sense a prospective supporter ? He shouldn't...my problem is...I don't like item songs !
anyone can contact Modi for his problems
in Swagat Online Program which is conducted regularly.

Did you know that the 'world's first' canal-top 1 MW solar
project on Narmada branch canal network  in Gujarat was
commissioned within 1,000 days of conception?
Gujarat  is the first Indian state to  complete  such a project,
though the Punjab  was the first to envision this solar  project
a few years ago.
Full report 

APMC Market Surat , where farmers sell their
crop directly to the residents of our city
..a brainchild of it's chairman Ramanbhai Jani,
who commented at the time of inauguration
that due to Modi  the land of the
market was not grabbed by any land grabber.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

फूलों के ज़ख्म

Some lines that came to my mind on current situation of India.
Different lines compiled to one graphic..
Dedicated to...translating ( & changing ) a Gujarati proverb...anyone is allowed to wear the cap to whom it fits...
Once again I don't claim that I am a good writer or a poet.. 

Ashaar mere yun to zamane ke liye hain ,
kuchh sher fakat unko sunane ke liye hain...
ab ye bhi nahin theek ke har zakhm bhula den
kuchh dard kaleje se lagane ke liye hain...
A friend asked me meaning of some words..
Khuddari - self respect
fitrat-habit , character , nature ( it is in my nature )
kalam-pen ( here I mean 'reporting' - journalism )