Honourable Prime Minister of India Sri Man Mohan Singh addressed the Nation from Red Fort on 15th August 2013. As a Citizen of India listing the Misses and Misleading points I noticed.
- Unification of India from 1947~1950 : It is aptly said then Home Minister of India recipent of Bharat Ratna Sri Sardar Vallabhai Patel did in 2 Years what takes 100 years. He persuaded the princes of 565 states of the impossibility of independence from the Indian republic, His role specially in integrating Hyderabad and Junagarh in Union of India.
- Another Bharat Ratna recipent and former Prime Minister Sri Lalbahadur Shastri’s Contribution with his Jai Jawan Jai Kisan slogan that he lead India to victoey war with Pakistan in 1965. This would have been a necessary and timely moral boosting message to our Jawans fighting the proxy was of our adverse neighbors on the borders and also to the Struggling farmers across India.
- Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee adding Jai Vigyan to the Shastri’s Slogan and speeding up the reform initiated by Sri PV Narsimha Rao to raise the Hindu Growth Rates of India to Modern Growth Rates.
- State of Telangana and the numerous demands across the nation. Since your promise in 2004, there has been more confusion than clarity on the subject and even to-day you are yet to make any statement on Telangana State to the Parliament or Nation.
“In the year 1991, under the leadership of Shri Narsimha Rao, we successfully negotiated a major economic crisis and embraced reforms for strengthening our economy. These reforms were opposed by many political parties at that time.”
Stating many political parties opposed is quite misleading and uncalled for statement, considering extremely good support from Sri Vajpayee to Sri Narsimha Rao during that time as illustrated by the best example in Indian Politics ever, then PM Sri Narsimha Rao sent leader of opposition Sri Vajpayee to Represent India in a UN meeting at Geneva .
“In the period 2004 to 2011, rural per-capita consumption has increased four times faster than earlier.”
This is ironical and quite misleading, if you are referring the cost of inputs for farming and livelihood as consumption of rural per-capita going up 4 times with their income not going up more than 4 times you are actually telling how sad the situtaion and probably the root cause of suicides of farmers in India and the need felt by Govt of India to rush Food to 75% of Rural India!
“Rural wages have also increased much faster in this period. “
How much, if they have not grown 4 times and more than it explains why you are misleading instead of admitting failure..
“Measuring poverty is a difficult task. There are diverse views about what constitutes poverty. But whatever definition we may adopt, it cannot be denied that the pace of reduction in poverty has increased after 2004.”
Why is it so difficult for anyone to define it? To begin with why the figure does not get adjusted based annual retail inflation? When Dearness Allowances are linked for all employees, why keep poverty outside of it?
Your claim to reduction in poverty after 2004 is denied by one and all (except congress party and govt of India), as per UNDP India’s poverty is now at 37.2% ie 45 Crore Indian Citizens ! something that should make everyone ashamed of..
“We have enacted the Right to Education Act to provide every child in the country the opportunity for education. Almost all our children are today being imparted education in Primary schools.”
This is another farse on the nation, first your former HRD minister has stated that despite the RTE Act of 2009, if someone decides not to send his/her children to school, the government would not interfere, providing escape route for govt to look other way.
Question that you conveniently did not tell the nation is where and how much % the children are going to school FREE govt schools covered by RTE or innumerable and unregulated private schools across India ?
The World Bank estimates that 27 percent of all Indian children enrolled in schools are being privately educated. Figures from education authorities in the state of Andhra Pradesh (state ruled by congress pary) show that 61 percent of pupils in schools in the capital Hyderabad attend schools in the private sector.
“About 2 lakh km of new roads have been constructed for connecting villages under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana. More than 37,000 km of new Highways have been built, facilitating travel and trade. “
Question is what was the target you set and what you achieved. as per planning commission report http://planningcommission.nic.in/aboutus/committee/wrkgrp11/wg11_road.pdf
Investment performance in Roads and Bridges is :
In 10th Plan achievement was Rs 1.27 Lakh crore against Rs 1.44 Lakh crores
in 11th Plan projection is Rs 2.78 Lakh crore against Rs 3.14 Lakh crores.
People of India know how much of this money spent is resulting into quality and real roads on the ground and / or going to strengthen the monetory muscles of cronie capitalist politicians of India..
Prime Minister speech references in quotes are from the text as listed @ http://pmindia.gov.in/speech-details.php?nodeid=1336