Banks to Loot and Scoot

Alive - - Letters - — Bh. Indu Sekhar

This is with ref­er­ence to the ed­i­to­rial “Banks to loot and scoot” (April). The BJP has es­tab­lished its power in most of the states and at the cen­tre and set to trans­form the na­tion into one that is ideal and next to none in the en­tire his­tory of in­de­pen­dent In­dia. The vot­ers be­lieved at the time of vot­ing Naren­dra Modi and the BJP to power in 2014 that the na­tion would emerge into a well-de­vel­oped one.

On the so­cial front, there has been a greater aware­ness among the peo­ple with re­gard to well up­keep of en­vi­ron­ment fol­low­ing the launch of Swachh Bharat cam­paign, which made an im­pact across all sec­tions of peo­ple. Ad­di­tion­ally, Modi gov­ern­ment is ac­cred­ited for achiev­ing high level elec­tronic, tech­no­log­i­cal and de­fence stan­dards across the na­tion by pro­vid­ing a whop­ping bud­getary al­lo­ca­tions to meet the tar­gets.

It is un­for­tu­nate that cor­rup­tion at the low level among the peo­ple could be at least cur­tailed due to the fear of pun­ish­ment, but a num­ber of high level scams re­mained un­fet­tered also dur­ing the BJP regime mak­ing no ex­cep­tion to the pre­vi­ous Congress rule. It is dis­con­cert­ing to note that pen­sion­ers have been given a raw deal with no in­cre­ments while postal and bank in­ter­est rates have slumped much to the cha­grin of the in­vestors dur­ing the cur­rent dis­pen­sa­tion.

Although, in­ter­nal ter­ror­ism in the coun­try has come down dras­ti­cally dur­ing the BJP reign, yet the cross-bor­der ter­ror­ism and the fir­ings across the Line of Con­trol (LoC) have re­mained un­ceased even un­der its regime. How­ever, there have been sev­eral cases of po­lit­i­cal un­set­tle- ments and skir­mishes with re­gard to the main­tain­ing of cen­tre-state re­la­tions on var­i­ous is­sues that have as­sumed crit­i­cal di­men­sions forc­ing the Cen­tre to re­main vig­i­lant against the threat of los­ing its cred­i­bil­ity and equa­tions of power in the next gen­eral elec­tions.

The eco­nomic re­forms ini­ti­ated dur­ing the BJP regime which in­clude de­mon­eti­sa­tion and GST were although meant for a good cause to curb cor­rup­tion, black money and ter­ror­ism, but such mea­sures have not only gen­er­ated frus­tra­tion and in­con­ve­nience among the public, but have also sub­jected the gov­ern­ment and bu­reau­crats to a great deal of public re­buke and blas­phemy.

Last but not the least, the BJP gov­ern­ment un­der Modi dur­ing 5 year term has not suc­ceeded in up­keep­ing the avowed elec­tion prom­ises. In­stead of a bet­ter In­dia, the coun­try is be­ing looted by Vi­jay Mallyas and Ni­rav Modis in the back­drop of the na­tional banks.

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