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Why Narendra Modi must NOT be the Prime Minister for India

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June 1, 2013 by thejalebichronicles

Machiavellian Ministrations:- Political views and opinions

Namo

Snow-white stubble, saffron pride, jaguar style. Narendra Modi never fails to be the most controversial man since the Big Bang. His Vibrant Gujarat propaganda has been rubbed over every face of other ruling states as his chest continues to inflate with blissful air. His smile is similar to that of Lincoln, and Lincoln never smiled. BJP’s unshaken hope and Hindu-nationalists’ new demigod: Shri Narendra Modi remains an icon in the eyes of every saffron soul in India. But wait before you put your faith into what has been called ‘Prime Minister’ material, there is more that remains hidden than open.

Myth 1: “Modi’s Gujaratonomics!”
The debunking myth revolving around the so-called “Gujaratonomics” that Modi boasts all about is that he hasn’t raised the stakes high at all. Why do people fail to decipherer this myth?

The GDP of a state could be considered the most primary indicator to denote whether a sector is healthy in terms of its economy or not. Let us consider the GDP of Gujarat and 4 other states over the past three decades.

State

1980-1990

1991-1998

2002-2012

Gujarat

5.08

9.57

10.28

Maharashtra

6.02

8.01

9.90

Tamil Nadu

5.38

6.22

8.92

Karnataka

5.29

5.29

8.39

Andhra Pradesh

5.65

5.03

8.23

Analyse the rate of gross GDP over the three decades. During 1991-1998, the rate of gross GDP of Gujarat reaches impressively and is almost two times more than that with respect to the previous decade. However, during 2002-2012 (Modi regime), there isn’t much difference with respect to its past performance or at the same time in comparison with the other states.

The reason for a radical change during the decade pre-Modi regime is due to a master strategist, Chimanbhai Patel who served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 1990-91 and 1993-1994. Chimanbhai Patel is considered as the “Father of Modern Industrial Gujarat” which came into existence due to his industrialization master plan. So Growth of Gujarat pre-dates Modi.

Here is more. During Chimanbhai Patel’s reign, the Net Domestic Product (NDP) of the state was 16.75% per annum, not to forget that India wasn’t a massive growth engine as it is today. On the other hand, during Modi’s tenure, the NDP of the state remains 16.25% per annum, comparatively less to that what Chimanbhai has achieved. One must also consider that Modi has served as the Chielf Minister of the state for almost a decade while Chimanbhai served comparatively less than half of Modi’s tenure. Modi may have sustained the growth rate but he is surely not the “messiah” for Gujarat’s economic growth, something we all fail to decipher.

There is no doubt about Modi’s Gujarat reaching the top five states in terms of GDP. Today, Maharashtra, UP, AP and Tamil Nadu too reach the top five chart.

So Mr. Modi, why all the hype and boast?

Myth 2: “The Modi Operandi: Potential? I think not.”
Modi isn’t the only one who boasts all about Gujarat’s urbanized development and at the same time, who fails to meet the needs of the weaker sections of the society. History repeats itself and here is why.

A man of name Nara Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh served as the Chief Minister of the state until from 1995 to 2004, almost a 10 year regime and impressively similar to Modi’s tenure. Chandrababu Naidu provided an enormous boon in the urban areas of Hyderabad in terms of development in the IT sector, technology, healthcare facilities, infrastructure, etc. Emphasizing on urbanization was his core agenda. He would often chant slogans saying “Bye-Bye Bangalore, Hello Hyderabad!” However, Chandrababu lost the 2004 elections and a reason to this was his weak propaganda for the rural sections of the state who succumbed to ill-fate due to drought in the state and which also led many farmers to commit suicide.

Here is a similar scenario. Modi has been rubbing his ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ propaganda all over and over every face of the other ruling states. But the same Modi government fails to sustain Gujarat’s greatest life line, something more controversial than the man himself: the Narmada Dam Project.

Why?

In the year 2007, the Modi government promised the state that the project will be completed by 2010. But the same government extends the deadline to 2014. Here’s more. The Modi government also stated that the project will channelize 75,000 km of canals for irrigation and agricultural needs and for drinking water. But during his 10 year regime, Modi failed to complete err…not even 10,000 km of canals, almost 70% of the work yet to be done. And this is what the sensational Gujarat is all about.

The complete project expects to irrigate more than 75% of Gujarat’s drought-prone areas consisting 1.845 million hectors and would raise the agricultural growth by 6%. But the current scenario tells another tale.

In Modi’s Gujarat, water from the Narmada which is meant for irrigation and drinking, is being supplied to industries, thus neglecting the people of drought prone areas. Thought Modi’s Gujarat is pro-societal on all levels? Think again. In Modi’s Gujarat, no Narmada water for dalits. Farmers who have put their faith on his flawed promises still await today for the waters from the Narmada to reach their fields.



“It’s been 20 years since I have been farming and have been waiting for the Narmada water to reach my field. But unfortunately, the canals have not been laid so there is no water and I cannot irrigate my farm. I am still waiting.” – 
Khumansinh Jadeja from Dhangadhra town, Saurashtra

Alas, there has been a plague of suicides committed by farmers in Gujarat who’ve failed to pay their debts due to the drought-hit, a death toll reaching more than 135 in the past five years. Has Modi got to say anything to this? But no. Modi unashamedly blames the Central government (who plays no role in the project), or in his words, “anti-Gujarati forces” for the non-completion of this project. Instead of playing a blame-game, why has Modi blatantly failed to understand the potentiality of this massive project?

Myth 3: “When I glanced through 2001 census in 2004, it gave me goose bumps!”Narendra Modi at the FICCI Ladies Meet, 2013.

There is no doubt that Mr. Modi never ‘glanced through the 2011 census in 2013’. If he did, he would have fainted! Let’s compare Gujarat’s goose-bumping 2001 census with 2011.

Sex Ratio drops from 921 to 918. This hasn’t been a case in almost every state, something Modi is unable to boast about. Child Sex Ratio shows a significant improvement from 883 to 886 during the decade. However, The state is one of the worst performers in terms of child malnutrition with 69.7% of children up to the age of five anaemic and 44.6% malnourished.

One might say that this is a clear understanding of what takes place in the rural niches of Gujarat. The case reveals itself in a large part in the urbanized cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, etc; almost 2.5 lakh girls are missing during 2004 to 2011. Why?

– Wide-spread use of sex-selective abortions.
– No penal code against the misuse of the PNDT Act which bans
sex-selection testing.
– Failure to track down pregnancies during registration and delivery.

Pfft! And this is what the Governance in Gujarat is all about.

Myth 4: “Faith in Faith, restored?”

Now here is a reason why one must fear if the BJP comes into power. In the year 2003 (during the Modi regime), the Hindu nationalist political party passed an anti-conversion law in the state of Gujarat. This means that even by freedom of choice, Hindus in the state of Gujarat are prohibited from converting to Christianity. According to the rules implemented in 2008, anyone willing to convert will have to go through herculean procedures until permission for conversion has been granted by the governmentFail to do so, and the person may be imprisoned for a year and sanctioned with a fine.

Gujarat is among the five states who have adopted the anti-conversion law. But unlike other states which merely provide  intimation of conversions, the state of Gujarat grants permission for conversions and considers it as a criminal offence on failing to abide by the law. Now why one must fear?

Article 25 of our constitution clearly states “all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion.” It also mentions that the state mustn’t intervene in any case of free and voluntary conversion from one religion to another but however, it does. So the anti-conversion rules violates the basic Fundamental Right to Freedom of Religion.

Why has Modi’s BJP passed this unconstitutional law? According to the party, the answer is ’forced conversions’ which are taking place in Gujarat. But in 2008, leader of the All India Christian Council (AICC), Samson Christian disclosed the truth regarding the so-called ‘forced conversions’ occurring in Gujarat under the Right to Information Act 2005. After the law had been passed and till today, only one two complaints alleging ‘forcible’ conversions has taken place in the state. I guess the Hindu nationalists require a stronger justification as to why they have passed this unconstitutional law. Let’s not forget about the constant harassment on Christian workers by Hindu nationalists.

Mr. Modi is just one talking sock-puppet on Sesame Street. He fails to open his eyes to poverty and only looks to prosperity. The face of Hinduvta rage is burning in him; one can expect the rise of communalism if this man comes to power. Moreover, Modi unashamedly takes undue credit, be it in regards to Gujarat’s growth or even women’s empowerment to which he has no hand in; also considering the increased number of farmer suicides across Gujarat, malnutrition prevailing in the state and much more. Urbanization has been his core agenda but it has only increased a potential divide among societies within the state, thus neglecting the social suppression taking place in the rural niches of Gujarat. Economical facts about the state are surely noteworthy but yet again, why has Modi fail to uproot grass-root problems and instead, works on covering them up with questionable development which was not his idea in the first place?

Overall, call him a ‘Mollusionist!’ as he mesmerises his targets with his charming oratorical skills, private investment propagandas, claims and much more flawed claims. Never consider Mr. Modi to be the ‘only option left’ for he is a one you neither can love nor hate, but you cannot ignore him.

DISCLAIMER:- The views presented in this article represent the views of the writer alone and not the others in general.

Achilles Rasquinha

 

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35 thoughts on “Why Narendra Modi must NOT be the Prime Minister for India

  1. Vishnu says:

    Botched up arguments, you conceal more than you reveal Sir/Ma’m. I can’t believe you put in effort to write such a misleading article.

    • Sir,

      We thank you for your views and your comment. Statistical backing supports our views and a lot of effort has been made for this post. However, we support no specific political party and are not keen to mislead our readers. We appreciate the time you have taken to read and comment.

      Regards,
      TJC

      • Mohita says:

        If you do not support any political party as you so claim, then let us have an article on why Rahul Gandhi should NOT be the country’s Prime Minister. This way you give the readers a fair chance on deciding then who they wish to elect. Btw, I am sure most of us could give you twenty hundred reasons on why the Congress should not be brought back to power. And while u criticize the man giving him almost no credit at sustaining the GDP and NDP of the state, I suggest u take a glance at our PM who has done exceedingly well at bringing down our growth rates with such finesse and he is an economist. Blah!

      • Vineet says:

        Hello Sir/Ma’am,

        I think this piece again is an example of selective journalism. And Why?

        1. In the Myth 1 ““Modi’s Gujaratonomics!” to support your claim you have adopted an appropriate way (statistically) using GDP data across year and across states. But I point you have missed a point that improving from 5 to 9 is much easier than 9-10. Thus Still in year 2002-2012 good work had been done to increase it (marginally).

        2. Gujarat major GDP is through light/heavy manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Jewelry whereas all the other states GDP is through IT, Mining and irrigation. As we all know, in past two decades GOI have focussed much on IT and Mining. So keeping the Gujarat’s GDP intact in comparatively less focused environment from Central Govt would be called a good work.

        But this doesn’t discard the fact the Gujarat has been very wealthy since sixteenth Century or even earlier. So, Modi’s job has been easy but he has done some work to maintain that in the ever changing environment not for the states comfort.

        3. Most importantly, I would like to ask wasn’t data used in all the other Myth’s explanation were available in entirety.
        You could have explained the fact as explained in Myth 1. By comparing it across states, across years and with the center govt. average.

        Like, how many such projects are stalled in Center, Maharashtra. Didn’t you had data available for farmers death in Maharashtra and across death with deep irrigation problem.

        Similarly, as I am aware, malnutrition is a national. We are alone having almost one fifth of the total malnourished children in the world. Which is being contributed by every state almost equally.

        I believe, Modi’s “Vibrant Gujarat” chanting is correct but ya, an exaggerated hype. But editors when write such an article should present all the facts with an statistically correct way and leave it on the readers to take a call.

        I believe sir/ma’am you have done a hard work to prepare this article but a bit of more work would have created an unbiased article than a biased.

        Disclaimer: I am a core BJP supporter but an anti-modi.

        Thanks!
        Vineet

      • Hi Mohita,

        Yes, we’ve reviewed a political analysis of Mr. Gandhi too.
        Click here: http://tinyurl.com/oyztjtx, titled ‘Rahul Gandhi: Pappu’s Marksheet.

        Surely we aim to keep our political subject-analysis neutral. Be it Mr. Modi or even Mr. Gandhi.

        Keep Reading,
        TJC

      • Hi Vineet,

        Thank you for your feedback. Here is what I have to say.

        1. 5.08% to 9.57% is a huge jump. While 9.57% to 10.28% is surely not impressive considering its past performance.

        How?
        Assuming basis points analysis.
        (9.57-5.08) x 100 = 449 bips
        (10.28-9.57) x 100 = 71 bips

        The centrifuged thought which I wish to profess is that Mr. Modi may have sustained the growth rate, but is surely not the ‘messiah’, it’s all the more quite narcissistic of Mr. Modi to call out to others to imitate him. The article purely aims to debunk the thoughts – ‘what I thought it was’ and ‘what it truly is’. Simple.

        2. I personally, fail to comment a constructive debate over the subject of Modi and the Central Govt. Its complexion eludes me. I wouldn’t be able to elaborate over this topic. But yes, surely a general perspective.

        3. It’s a common assumption that the GDP of a state indicates growth parameters of every sphere. This remains GDP’s drawback as a growth indicator, however it would be certainly the most approximate one we have for sure.
        GDP fails to observe imbalanced distribution of incomes, the number of people under poverty, infant mortality, life expectancy, etc.

        If given a chance, would surely wish to work over the Vibrant Gujarat model, and not just merely aiming for an ‘anti’ perspective over the subject.

        I’m glad you’ve concluded that the article remains biased. To be honest, an article which focuses on ’02 riots and hinting a pro-party propaganda is surely, an unbiased article.

        Keep Reading,
        TJC

  2. prashanthkpp says:

    The article lacks substance and research. This is the very same statistics that the Congress put forth during the Gujarat Assembly elections. It would be prudent to logically think putting aside all such nonsense statistics as to why Business Delegates from around the world visit Gujarat. This one factor itself would negate all that is painfully written here. I would recommend better research and neutrality applied to political articles thejalebichronicles intend to pen if they intend to remain in reckoning. If not they would remain true to their name – thejelabichronicles.

    • Sir,

      With respect to your statement, “This is the very same statistics that the Congress put forth during the Gujarat Assembly elections”, the team along with the author wishes to be clear that we endorse or support ‘no specific political party’ and do not tolerate plagiarism. The author is liberal by choice, secular by thought. The author wishes to evoke the truth and does not aim for any sort of political propaganda.

      With respect to you questioning the author’s statistics, here is the list.

      1. “Modi’s Gujaratonomics”
      a. The table (column 1 and column 2) is taken straight from the Planning Commission of India. [State Plans: Performance on Problems, Chapter 30]
      Link: http://tinyurl.com/l32ljka

      The GDP rate mentioned in column 3 are calculated Compound Annual Growth Rates, taken from the Planning Commission of India.

      b. The chart denoting ‘Top Five Economies of India’ is coherent from a Wiki source which, yet again is the estimated GDP released by the Planning Commission.

      2. The Narmada Dam Project Issue.
      The Narmada Dam Project issue is a recent case and has been covered by various mainstream media: TOI, Hindustan Times, DNA, etc. You may wish to analyse the intensity of this relevant topic on their portals.

      3. Sex ratio and Child ratio of Gujarat has been straight taken from the Census of India, Paper I, Data Products – 2011, Statement 13.
      Link: http://tinyurl.com/mjs7e9t

      You may also wish to check: http://tinyurl.com/canyxsd

      4. Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act 2005
      Here are the rules regarding the anti-conversion law: http://tinyurl.com/k9m4v73
      Let me also bring to your notice that this remains a draconian law.

      TJC hopes to meet the required sensical data for which you’ve termed ‘nonsensical’. Statistical backing supports our views and a lot of effort has been made for this post. We appreciate your comment and views to which we however, certainly do not agree. We also aim to maintain political neutrality in our further posts but however, it surely doesn’t meet the needs of this subject.

      Thank you and keep reading.

      Regards,
      TJC

  3. Warren says:

    Very interesting piece. I think it would have more credibility if you back up your data with links to official government releases or professional researches. Would be very difficult to then refute this 🙂
    Good research though, and a set of arguments that I’ve not seen wrt his Gujarat growth.

  4. Very good article. I think it is high we debunked a few myths. To anyone who confuses Ahmedabad for Paris, I suggest he visit both. Modi is a double whammy of hope – the hope of a spent nation which is like a drowning man clutching a stray piece of straw. And the hope of the fanatic who ‘hopes’ that if all Hindus remain, we will become America (which isn’t Hindu to begin with! It is everything). And of course the hope of some Gujaratis – that pride can come from pursuing parochialism, and that we have our man in the chair, then cash registers will ring. and the hope of the businessmen, who believe they even cause the rain and foodgrains to happen! But all these groups up, and what do you get – a delusional minority that hopes that this time it is right – that electoral outcome is determined by a minority. So businessmen chase Modi, the press chases businessmen. But all forget the simple moot point, that when you are not even accepted completely in your own party as a leader, fat chance you have of being accepted anywhere.
    And on the other side you have a dynastic dance by a 43 years old, who hasn’t worked anywhere! Except supposedly doing something with the youth congress which is valuable that it is confidential, and we haven’t heard anything about it! And so we are where have been post the Nehruvian era, looking for a pearl in a pile of shit.

    But there is one hope. Finally. And it is in the story of the awakening of a spent nation. Written in verse (roses smell better in this form, and shit stinks like it should, as well), read http://www.nirbhayasindia.com Look forward to comments. We may be on different blogs, but we are on the same page and are also citizens of the same shit hole. Amen.

  5. Shrey Patnaik says:

    I really liked how you came to the conclusion that the foundation Gujarat’s economy predates Modi. However, I noticed a slight error. You claim that the Child Sex Ratio has gone down from 964 to 886 but the census data (you even provided the link) says that it has actually gone up from 883 to 886. Please illuminate.

    • Dear Shrey,

      Yes, the Child Sex Ratio has gone down from 964 to 886. The recent update says 890. We’ve posted a screenshot of the Census page on the date of publish.
      Here is the reference: http://www.census2011.co.in/census/state/gujarat.html

      I’m directing you towards the Official Census Info Site page. Child Sex Ratio has risen by 883 to 886 in the age group 0-6. However, it turns out to be a skewed Child Sex Ratio since the CSR in major cities of Gujarat falls down drastically.

      I’ve provided you two links in the above comment for both, Sex Ratio as well as Child Sex Ratio. The site would be preferable, since Census data continues to be updated.

      You may wish to refer http://tinyurl.com/o887lrh for a reason of the existence of such a skewed CSR. Anaemic children and women may be a cause for this downfall: http://tinyurl.com/pnzl6lu

      Thank you for your feedback,
      Keep Reading

      TJC.

      • I don't... says:

        Do you want to say that you are right in claiming that the Child Sex Ratio has gone down from 964 to 886?
        As far as I can understand, the trouble here, is with the figures of ‘964’. Don’t you think that it matters?

  6. I don't feel like giving my name after reading such an article. says:

    This article qualifies to being nothing. This is the worst article I’ve ever read. I had never even expected that Modi’s detractors would fall to such level.

    You provide links and you think that nobody will cross check them? Haha! I am sure that you saw what Mr. Shrey Patnaik pointed out. I am not too sure about Myth #1 because I could not find data regarding it. the rest of the myths are just BULLSHIT. Do you even know why the Sardar Sarovar Dam is still under construction? Are you aware about the difference between practicing any religion and converting into some religion?
    Whoever the journalist is, please fire him. ASAP. It would do you some good. He was probably drunk.

    • Dear ‘I don’t feel like giving my name after reading such an article’,

      Like it has been said, for #Myth 1, the table (column 1 and column 2) is taken straight from the Planning Commission of India. [State Plans: Performance on Problems, Chapter 30]

      Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/l32ljka

      We’ve mentioned out Mr. Shrey’s query for which you may wish to refer. Like it has been also mentioned in the disclaimer, ‘The views presented in this article represent the views of the writer alone and not the others in general.’

      We would love to hear your views and surely have a constructive debate or discussion in this section. Kindly avoid some inappropriate feedback. Surely, we wish our readers to cross-check for flaws if any.

      Our concern lies in professing strategical justified truth and not merely claiming portal-drawn statistics which according to us, has been justified in the article.

      Keep Reading,
      Regards,
      TJC.

      • Omi says:

        I apologise. I think that I got a bit carried away.

        myth #1.)
        The reason for a radical change during the decade pre-Modi regime is not only because of Mr. Patel. You must understand the fact that in India, markets opened up after 1990 only. A magnanimous growth has to be there where there is scope for import/export business.
        Let us look at 2005-2011. http://goo.gl/31nXt%5B2005-11%5D. I could not get it for 2001-05. If you carefully look at the table, you will understand that the growth percentage has been VERY high save for the 2008 period because of the economic slowdown worldwide.

        myth#.2)
        The water issue. You have to understand why is the dam thing not happening. There are protests. Wiidescale protests. Who has not heard about the Narmada Bachao Andolan. The construction of numerous dams is not an easy task and it will take time. Decisions on such issues cannot be taken at the snap of a finger. One has to proceed with caution.

        myth #3.)
        You raise the point of skewed child sex ratio. You quote statistics. There has, unfortunately, been some error while quoting the statistics. You have to submit to the point that misquoting 883 as 964 is a blunder.

        myth #4.)
        Anti Conversion Law. As far as I know the constitutional freedom and the law are poles apart. In a state like Gujarat where riots have happened twice in the recent past, it is imperative to ensure that there is no scope for such incidents to happen again. The constitution allows you to practice and propogate any religion. If a person who is born in a Hindu family, wants to follow Sikhism, Budhism, Islam or Christianity, there’d be no issues. Conversion is a process which is optional. There is no law in India which prohibits you from visiting a Church, Gurudwara or Mosque. Though there are certain restrictions for women because of some customs. But, I, as a Gujarati am free to visit a Mosque/Church/Temple/Gurudwara or any other religious institution for that matter. Nobody can stop me from doing that.

        I am not pro Modi. Nor am I anti Modi. I am just against those people who raise baseless arguments against Modi.

        I would apologise again for the words which I used in my first comment.

        keeping in view all these arguments, I’d request the editor of this page to do the needful.

        Thank You.

      • Shrey Patnaik says:

        @Mr. Omi

        Actually, the error has not been in quoting statistics, the error lies in the calculation. You see, http://www.census2011.co.in/census/state/gujarat.html lists the child sex ratio as 964 in 2011. However, http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/data_files/india/s13_sex_ratio.pdf lists the same (the words used are 0-6 years, which satisfy the parameters to constitute child sex ratio) as 883.

      • Omi says:

        @Shrey Patnaik and TJC

        Alright.
        There is some calculation error in http://www.census2011.co.in/census/state/gujarat.html.

        Male Population (0-6 Age) 4,000,148(2011)
        Female Population (0-6 Age) 3,532,256(2011)

        To calculate the ratio, we divide 3,532,256 by 4,000,148. This gives us the figure of 0.88303132784. This means that for every 1 boy(o-6 years old) there are 0.88303132784 girls. This makes no sense as the scale for the same is 1000. Therefore, we multiply 0.88303132784 by 1000. This gives us the figure of 883.03132784. Rounding off, we have 883 girls(0-6 years old) for every 1000 boys of the same age.

        The figure of 964 which has been stated there is obviously nothing but a logistical error. The same has been rectified in the pdf version which is considered to be more reliable. This is evident from the fact that most of us always cite pdf’s when available.

        I agree that I cannot blame you for this. But, it is wrong on TJC’s part also to publish such an article. You claim to have done a lot of research before publishing this article. But apparently, it does not even take 5 minutes for me to see what happened.
        I am just saying that you could have verified the same again before arguing. You can definitely play a blame game, but, I don’t think that your moral conscience should allow you to do that. There is a huge difference between 964 and 886. Such a magnanimous difference does catch the eye of a reader. A responsible journalist, I believe, should have looked into the matter before publishing such news which has been shared multiple times on the internet.

        Regards

      • Dear Shrey and Omi,

        I gladly accept the fault for not cross-checking out the statistics quoted from the census website, who have at the same, caused their error in miscalculation.

        I assume it’s also our readers who refine our articles with their views which we surely encourage.

        Will surely rectify the misquoted statistics posted above and point out the improvement in CSR. Aiming further, I request y’all to send an email (I have done so) to info@census2011.co.in, addressing HK Jain subjecting revival on the statistics quoted for further inconvenience.

        Keep Reading,
        TJC

      • Dear Omi,

        The link which you’ve provided for Myth 1 directs to a non-existent page. Kindly re-send the link.

        I however disagree to your denotion that India’s liberalized markets initiated in ’91 was a reason to the radical growth. The market never turned immediately liquid. With constant efforts and facilities, the market turned liquid on daily basis during the commencement of the 21st Century. I would assume that other efforts like the Golden Quadrilateral, etc boosted the economic growth of every state subjected to such efforts, but firmly established only after the beginning of 21st century.

        I also could not draw a logical reasoning for 2008’s Global Recession in favour of myth 1. Please elaborate.

        With respect to myth 3, I’ve corrected the misquotation and apologize.

        With respect to myth 2 and 4, I conclude that our views on this subject differ. I’ve emphasized a potential reason as to why Modi has played the blame-game. I’m in favour of the Narmada Dam Project solely because on completion, the project assures a drought-free Gujarat, for which Modi has promised. This also means I’m very much in favour of Gujarat’s progress.

        As far as I have read articles based on the anti-conversion law, it has been subjected to Christianity alone and not much on other domains (I have mentioned it clearly in the above article, elaborating the debacle of the law which remains between two communities, a majority and a minority). The constitution also states that the state in authority has no right to violate the terms of the fundamental law. On a personal note, the law seems to be very much futile. It had nothing to do with 2002 riots, since the BJP surely wouldn’t wish to ignite this subject in all cases.
        Penalization on ‘Choice’ really seems absurd, don’t you think?!

        Overall I wish to conclude that our views differ. It would be unreasonable for us to debate with subconscious taken aback views which we profess. I however, respect your views which you’ve mentioned out, impressive indeed.

        Keep Reading,
        TJC.

  7. anandkumarrs says:

    Good post. While on this – pls read my post – “Lest we forget !!” http://wp.me/p1dZc2-fY
    Feedback most welcome !

  8. rajat arora says:

    Hi!
    As an exercise in statistics, i think the first graph you have overlooks the base from which growth has happened. It’s a common error so you may want to revisit that.
    the second graph is not a valid reason simply because you aren’t comparing oranges to oranges. Finland may have a robust economy but in size may not compare to USA/China. On the rest of your data points, i can’t comment unless the source is validated.

    • Hi Rajat,

      With respect to column 1 and 2, are taken straight from the Planning Commission [State Plans: Performance on Problems, Chapter 30]
      Link: http://tinyurl.com/pt6gz4m

      Column 3 are calculated CAGRs taken again, from the Planning Commission. CAGR indices are purely applicable to GSDPs.

      With respect to your comment over the second graph, the orange vs orange analogy was very impressive. This is what I have to say.

      (1) If you consider Mr. Orange to be the essential citric urban population in terms of number,
      the answer to your query is GDP has no effects over the population of a sector. Very common mistake, an overall perspective does seem so but technically, it isn’t true.

      (2) If you consider Mr. Orange to be the essential citric content in terms of age-groups, working class etc?
      the resultant GDP still has no effect over it. Conscience says it should, but reality doesn’t support this dogma.

      Well yes, GDP surely changes if you consider an instantaneous value. But that would fail to meet the needs of the definition. Moreover, GDP depends upon the rate of inflation and deflation subjectively, but the term Real GDP takes care about it.

      Factors affecting the GDP over time get cancelled out at your resultant. 🙂

      Keep Reading,
      TJC

  9. Suraj says:

    Hi,

    You say “Never consider Mr. Modi to be the ‘only option left’ “. So what is the other option we have, be it from the SECULAR Congress or the NATIONALISTIC BJP?

  10. How much did you get paid for spreading fud? Ditch these stats and go and visit Gujarat. You will notice the difference.

    • When common comments like such approach to our doorstep, we’ve just got two things to say.

      1. You fail to appreciate else’s opinions.
      2. Never judge the book by its cover.

      It would be unnecessary to clarify but still, the author did visit Gujarat many times.

      Keep Reading,
      TJC

  11. j m d says:

    I appreciate that there is (refreshingly) no reference to 2002 riots.

    I would not mind if the article is titled “Narendra Modi: Feku’s Marksheet”. But this can be true or even worse of any other CM or politician in India. I fail to understand how the arguments can negate the the candidature of Namo for PM?

    The article’s title i.e. “Why Narendra Modi must NOT be the Prime Minister for
    India” is highly inappropriate as the contents of the article does not in any way substantiate the title.

    • Hi JMJ,

      I am no one to draw a conclusion over ’02 riots and Mr. Modi’s involvement in it, irrespective of what else say. I leave it in the hands of our jurisdictions.

      Secondly, the title highlights the word NOT.
      On a personal note, I fail to draw out a conclusion why most pro-Modi supporters conclude ‘Why Mr. Modi should be the PM’, followed by ‘n’ number of links which direct me to Gujarat’s success and growth over various spheres. I gladly embrace the story of Gujarat’s success, I wish not to jump to a conclusion that Mr. Modi has been a sole reason for it all. Hence, the article aims to debunk that dogma being professed.

      Remember, it’s not just one man alone at the podium but also his ministration. The title derives a negation of the chant which I’ve heard ‘n’ number of times, ‘Why NaMo must be the PM.’

      Also, the title justifies my opinion. I’ll be glad if we appreciated each other’s views over the subject.

      Keep Reading,
      TJC.

  12. perplexed says:

    Dear TJC team,

    Would be grateful if you could provide a similar in depth analysis of the constituency (Amethi) the front running candidate to counter Modi represents or Assam where the present PM is an MP from.

  13. Searching my site says:

    Who is Narendra Modi ??? Where is his wife ?? Why he left her ??? Why he spoiled her life ??? Actually that’s funny question as I am supporter of Laluprasad Yadav …. lolzzzz

  14. sunil says:

    comment on other is v.ry easy. be a pm and serve for country than u can know your strength.

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