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Modi Government’s three years are deliberately kept louder around official figures of economic growth, surgical strike on corruption and foreign investment (The great architect, fixing the plumbing, FE, May 22).

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 26, 2017 5:13 AM
Voices for eradication of poverty, education for the young aspirants at the lower strata, houses to protect the poor and bringing the trillions stashed away in foreign soil back, manifestly lack political conviction.

Three years of unfulfilled promises
DISCUSSIONS on the Modi Government’s three years are deliberately kept louder around official figures of economic growth, surgical strike on corruption and foreign investment (The great architect, fixing the plumbing, FE, May 22). Voices for eradication of poverty, education for the young aspirants at the lower strata, houses to protect the poor and bringing the trillions stashed away in foreign soil back, manifestly lack political conviction. However, the muffled facts, if spilled, would be unsettling. According to the latest RBI figures, 22% of the population still live below the poverty line, with the Chattisgarh leading the sick pack with 40%, closely followed by Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. On employment generation, an insignificant 1.35 lakh jobs were added in 2016, a steep fall from the 9.29 lakh jobs in 2011 and 8.70 lakh in 2010. The statements tabled in the State Legislatures declared 6,867 farm suicides in 2016 in five states, despite record production. Nonetheless, in the end, the same promises will be retold with additions and changes; for the people to give amen to the regime once again. — Haridasan Rajan, Kozhikode

Jan ki baat
the modi government is part of a continuum to our attaining a political identity in 1947. Six decades of economic growth has dulled divides but a plethora of entrenched interests have formed, these votebanks influence national policies. The time for an overarching theme of national purpose to steer our destiny, is overdue. The Sangh through its political face,the BJP, is negotiating the next phase, in these globally challenging times. Its approach may appear rough,but its intentions to forge new paths is a welcome effort. If Mann ki baat serves as a direct line to commoner, Jan ki baat would establish the vital feedback loop. — R Narayanan, Ghaziabad

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