It’s been little over a year since the Modi Government assumed office, and I find a new breed of severely misinformed and malicious lie peddling morons mushroom in our political discourse. Now these people are either truly misinformed and disinterested in getting their facts right, brainwashed or have political motives in spreading a plethora of lies that can potentially damage the country. In this series of articles I will try dispelling the U-Turn Sarkar propaganda what is being mounted against the Modi Government.
I had some AAP and Congress members come and question me regarding PM Modis “U-turn” on AFSPA with regards to Kashmir. Apparently, some loonies believe that one of BJPs poll promises was to “remove AFSPA” from Kashmir. Firstly, it’s been over a year and AFSPA is still valid in Kashmir the last time I checked. So unless something changes between me writing this article and positing it, they said U-turn doesn’t even exist.
I will however still humor the dolts and give some evidence. BJP has always been firmly in favor of AFSPA in Kashmir and rightly so. The article presented to me as evidence of BJPs U-turn said this:
“Contrary to its known stand on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said if it is voted to power in Jammu and Kashmir, the act will not be needed.
“We believe the Armed Forces Special Powers Act will not be required if we come to power in the state. We will create such an atmosphere that everything will move peacefully and according to law. There will be no need of the stringent law,” BJP state vice-president and Kashmir affairs in-charge Ramesh Arora told reporters here.”
For the people who aren’t in the know, AFSPA is only valid in areas that are included in the gambit of “Disturbed Areas Act”. As the name suggests, states included in this act are the ones that face severe militant or insurgency problems like Kashmir, Manipur etc. Until an area qualifies under the DA Act, AFSPA stays. When an optimum level of peace is achieved, the state government can request the centre to remove the state from the Disturbed Areas Act. Once approved by the centre, the state government can then proceed to revoke AFSPA like in Tripura recently. What Ramesh Arora said in his statement was that if BJP comes to power, they will try and create an environment of peace that would make removal of state from DA Act and subsequently revoking AFSPA a possibility. He spoke about a process of weeding out terrorists so the state could be peaceful. Now I’m not sure where the U-turn exists since AFSPA is still very much in force.
- Land Acquisition Bill
The U-turn charge in this regard which is a favourite with the AAP and Congress supporters alike is that back in 2011 when LAB was formulated by the UPA government, BJP supported that act and now, they are amending it simply to help large corporates. Now getting into the details of this act is for another article. But here are some facts that would prove beyond doubt that whether political compulsions and personal hate allow you to agree with this bill or not, the U-turn allegation is squarely baseless.
When LAB was enacted in 2011, UPA Included Section 105 that included Schedule 4 which had 13 legislations like atomic energy, railway etc for which the land to be acquired would feature in the exempt category. This means, the government would have to take no consent from land owners, perform SIA or give due consideration to right to food security. BJP had supported this then with a demand to Jairam Ramesh that Rural Infrastructure should also be added to the list of exempted purposes for acquisition of land. To this Mr. Jairam Ramesh had said that the necessary amendments will be made. UPA, of course, did not make the amendments. The only change it made to the bill then was that irrigation projects where SIA had been done at the state level won’t need to done at the central level. Now, the 6 main amendments to UPAs LAB that has been done by the Modi Government are as follows:
1. Land to be acquired for Rural Infrastructure has been included in the exempt list.
This land, once acquired by the government would be used for irrigation projects, Rural road development etc. Incidentally, this is the very clause that BJP had requested UPA to add in 2011 and was assured of inclusion.
2. Land to be acquired for National Security and Defense purpose to be included in the exempt list.
This clause in the previous bill was in the Emergency purpose list and not in the exempt list. Which meant, that if the government had to acquire land for a military base or nuclear plant, the government would be required to divulge all information publicly for purpose of land acquisition. Even to a layman, that idea is preposterous. This was incidentally the cause for massive hold up in strategic development. BJP has now only taken this purpose from the emergency purpose list and included it in the exempt list.
3. Land to be acquired for affordable housing and housing for poor to be included in the exempt list.
At the very onset, it needs to be clarified that “Affordable housing” means housing which is less than 800 square feet. This will be built by the government for the rural population on the land acquired by the government since I’m guessing that the urban affluent won’t exactly shift to the rural areas to live in apartments which are less than 800 square feet.
4. Industrial corridors to be in the exempt list.
Finance Minister Sri Arun Jaitley in his parliament speech said that agriculture contributes to 15% of the national GDP and is shared by 60% of the national population. The need of the hour is to shift at least 30% of the agricultural population to industry based jobs. In order to do this without saturating the urban areas, Industrialization in the rural areas is imperative that can generate the necessary employment without resulting in rural migration.
5. Infrastructure projects including PPP projects where the central government continues to own the land to be included in the exempt list.
6. The current government has also increased the compensation the land owner gets for the acquired land.
Interestingly, all the changes that have been made by the BJP led government were the exact changes that Anand Sharma of Congress had written to the then Prime Minister about when LAB was being passed by the UPA government. Further details aside, I fail to see how this qualifies for a U-turn.
- BJP U-Turn on black money:
In this regard, I have heard the opposition and specially AAP supporters questioning two things.
1. They claim that BJP promised to bring back black money in 100 days.
The speech people refer to with regards to this claim, is the one made by now Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh in one of his election rallies. Its claimed he said “We will get back black money in 100 days”. What he actually said was “We will start the PROCESS of getting back black money in 100 days”. To this end, BJP constituted an SIT after its first Cabinet Meeting. The black money law has been passed and several tax havens including countries like British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Jersey etc have begun sharing information with India regarding black money holders. But hey… don’t let facts bite u in your posterior.
For the skeptics, here’s the video where Rajnath Singh explicitly says “100 din main KARWAHI shuru karenge”.
2. They keep asking when the government would deposit 10 lac in their personal accounts.
I understand the opposition’s trepidation here. AAP is clearly a radical left party and for them to expect the government to pay citizens for doing absolutely nothing is in sync with its ideology. I hate to be the one to burst the communist muftkhor bubble here, but Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi never said that he is going to deposit 15 lac in every citizen’s personal account. The mention of this amount only features as a guesstimate of the amount of black money that could be stashed abroad. He also specifically mentions at the end of his speech that the money once brought back needs to be used for the poor of the country. Now I’m not sure if people falling for this propaganda are high on hallucinogens or are plain stupid, but they’re clearly wrong
Link to the mentioned speech:
Now these are only the three U-turn lies that have been propagated by the opposition against the Modi Sarkaar. There are many such allegations that are floating around that I will refute in my subsequent articles in the series. The blatant propaganda is of course the job of the opposition and I understand that completely. What I don’t understand are lazy supporters who buy whatever garbage is fed to them without even taking the time to run a basic Google search on what the truth actually is.
If you repeat a lie a thousand times, it starts sounding a lot like the truth. Here’s to hoping the truth prevails.
(Bias Declaration: Strong political inclination towards BJP and Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi)
Picture credits: http://www.newslaundry.com
Beautiful Article, by a beautiful lady and a beautiful mind… :)
I have brought out these truths to AAPians before (frankly speaking, Congis are virtually absent from social media)…they refuse to answer back or accept their fault..they just call me bhakt and move on…i asked them, if everyone gets 15 lakh rupees, who will get richer?
You’re approaching it the wrong way. The question of getting 15 lakh does not arise since AAP are clearly too dumb to differentiate between an analogy and a promise.
Apparently not dumb enough to vote on that basis though.
Till date I cud not understand you guys insecurity with AAP. WHY TFI admins are so scared of AAP, why can’t they discuss Orissa govt or Maharashtra Govt and their chiefs instead of Delhi Govt.?
Is it because Modi and whole BJP along with their supporters too are insecure of Kejriwal?
Why 6 out of your 10 posts are about AAP and Kejriwal? How many times have you guys written about farmer suicides and crime against woman in Gujarat in Modi or Anandibens regime.
What really all you guys do while your evening chai pe charcha? Planning how to divert people’s attention from BJP ministers misdeeds and malign their oppositions?
In a page liked by half a million people you hardly get 2000 likes over your post and sometimes not even hundred. Never you feel ashamed about it? Or you are happy with your coterie and yes men who keep chanting Namo Namo all over your posts, coz you block who don’t right?
In your next part of this same article kindly add what Modi is doing about eliminating 45% criminals out of his party, or why he saved Nihalchand, why every Godhra culprit is out on bail now and why Tomar is arrested for his law degree and Vadra is roaming free. Please also enlighten us about why an ACB which could arrest even cabinet ministers is not being allowed to chargesheet Delhi police officers.
Guys you are too young to be sold outs that too to a substandard party like BJP. God bless you.
They are #AndhaBhakt….Get ready to be blocked by these loonies…..They have liberty to use same words for others but as usual cant tolerate when some one throws same words at them…..These guys will remain frustrated all the time….
No one is scared of AAP.
See AAP and AAPtards are like Pakistan, if India goes on strengthening ties with other countries Pakistan says they are doing it because they want to oppress Pakistan. If India increase army power Pakistani again says India is afraid of Pakistan.
AAP (Pakistan) is so much obsessed with BJP(India) that they think every move of BJP(India) is against AAP(Pakistan) or in relation with AAP(Pakistan). So much so that if their wife files a report of domestic violence they claim even them to be a AGENT of BJP.
Example is in front of everyone’s eyes, admin took name of many people but all you were able to see was AAP. You guys are so much obsessed with BJP and Modi you will start hallucinating soon…
Oh Yes everyone is Pakistan except BJP and Modi supporters and Sakshi Maharaj, Yogi adityanath, Sadhvi Prachi, Babu Bajrangi, Nihalchand, Mohan Bhagwat, Yeddurappa, Maya Kodnani, Giriraj Singh and even you Mr. India.
You indeed deserve a TFI award of Bhakti!
My dear Ashish. During the times of India against corruption, whole country’s agenda was the corruption brought about by the UPA government. To everyone’s eye, a noble man from Anna Ji’s cavalcade decided to join the movement and we all felt very happy about it. But suddenly we saw that very man turn his guns towards a man who was running his 3rd term as chief minister of a state and elected by the people. We felt shocked. The whole agenda of fight against corruption was suddenly lost. His sole aim was to be anti BJP. He even took support of the filthy corrupt Congress for it. Aren’t you sane enough to see all this?
My dear Rishabh…I’m not here to justify Kejriwal. I’m saying TFI people are doing the same thing what he has been doing. They are pointing their guns to everyone except Modi and BJP keeping blind eye over their mistakes…Justifying all their goof-ups.
Also even Sheila Dixit was elected by people and served multiple terms, that does not make her holier than thou. I’m from Ahmedabad and everyone here knows what Amit Shah has been and how many extortionists and land or liquor mafia he was associated with, under Modi.
Today Madi is taking support of PDP, was ready to take support from Sharad Pawar, now ready for caste politics with Jitan Majhi in Bihar. How ever worse we think Kejriwal is, he answered his critics by making Delhi Congress free, filed FIR against Sheila Dixit. In one year how many FIRs have been filed against Gandhi Family or Vadra?
Also how do you explain Adani cracking billion dollar deals whichever country Modi goes to. How many MoUs were signed between India and US apart from selling life of our people to american Nuclear monsters. Why ACB can not chargesheet currupt Delhi Police today? Aren’t you sane enough to see all this?
Worship Modi…but not blindly.
How come people like you remain utterly silent when TFI does critique the government, does it go against your narrative of ‘TFI is paid propaganda of BJP’ ?
First of all it never does. And yes, TFI is paid propaganda of BJP, that TFI people know very well.
Modi’s first sole aim is to make India Congress mukt. I support him for taking political support. Cause suddenly all political parties of India are anti modi. Means he’s politically correct. Look at Bihar. And there’s no car filed by Kejriwal against Sheila. Where are the court proceedings? And please grow up. Nuclear power generation ; of that’s what you spoke of, is best form of energy available for a power hungry country like India. Kejriwal dumped anna and his mission, threw away chief ministerialship given by public mandate to oppose modi. He’s a farce. And do read about Ford foundation and it’s history. You’ll be more educated.
Modi’s first sole aim is to make India Congress mukt but RSS yukt, so one poison goes, another comes. You support him for taking political support but not AAP? NDA is still NDA. It has Shivsena, Chandrababu everyone, how come as per you all political parties of India are anti modi? And how come that means he’s politically correct? Whats to look at Bihar? Bro what is Modi doing against Sheila or Sonia?? Where are the court proceedings? Why his party is still full of criminals? And please grow up. Do not teach me Nuclear science; After Modis agreement you cannot do court proceedings against any American company for Nuclear disaster, so if next Bhopal tragedy happens, screw yourself. Kejriwal never dumped anna, neither Anna ever said that. Yea it dumped BJPs mission, that had nothing to corruption or Yeddurappa wudnt have still been in their party. Don’t let me remind you BJPs scams during 2004 govt. Its still full of criminals and corrupts. Yea Modi is a farce and full of Jumlas. And Ford foundation has donated more money to Gujarat govt. than AAP. Go find out or google as TFI says. You’ll be more educated if you’ll start thinking and stop Bhakti.
You’re more Kejriwal smitten than I am for Modi. These blame games are endless. I wait patiently for u and many more to get shocked day after day when the gutthi called Kejriwal opens slowly and steadily. Happy protesting. While I’m happy seeing India progressing.
Kuch mila na toh “kejriwaal smitten” ho gaya….aukaad hai to seed seedha debate kar and concede a loss when you have one.
Dear Mr arse slayer. Two sane people are debating here on a very healthy forum in very much decency. We’re not playing who wins here. You’ll all get a slap on your face one day when your Kejriwal will ditch you. And few of you don’t matter. It’s the people’s mandate. Thank God, this country now has more saner people and Bihar will prove that. Petrol, gas subsidy are all inflation and market related. They’ll keep fluctuating. Subsidy ki aadat Congress ne daali toh Kejriwal bhi freebies par aa gaya. Kam nathalla, muftkhori puri.
Dear Mr. Rishab Sane. As per your logic if “Petrol, gas subsidy are all inflation and market related. They’ll keep fluctuating.” Why were Modi and whole BJP were protesting against it to UPA govt. even when the crude oil was double the cost of present time. Why was Modi and BJP opposing FDI as damaging and now approved it?
Were they simply playing hypocrite? Answer and I’ll be done.
And subsidies are not for you and me mate, its for people who still earn 1000-2000Rs a month. Sadly you are brought up in the same subsidy times, ask your parents or servants in your house if they could afford without it. Subsidy ke paise nahin hai, but Adani ke liye 6000 crores hain. fair enough!
Hahahaha, you are funny man. Our dollar rate, patrol prices, falling sensex, 14% service taxes and gas subsidy cut is telling a lot about your progress and happiness. Stay satisfied!
What kind of Congress Mukt Bharat is this when BJP in Nagaland has formed a govt with Congress? TFI just sound like a Mini-NITI Central. Haven’t written an article clarifying the stand of BJP to take Congress support. AAP took it but then resigned – BJP is running hands in gloves. Is this how they fantasize of a Congress Mukt Bharat?
6 out of 10 posts are against AAP/Kejriwal because after every 7 days, they start getting restless and come up with a gig. Lets count from 10 Feb onwards-
1. 7 days hiatus in the name of cough treatment
2. Vicious muckraking on fellow collagues, eventually throwing them out n becoming an unchallenged supremo
3. Drama of farmer suicide going on and a man getting accidentally killed- nobody knowing whether it was part of the plot or not.
4. Talking about curtailing the freedom of media
5. Deliberately getting into a feud with the LG
6. Fake degree
7. Somnath Bharti ruckus
(though last 2 case are ones not deliberately created by them!)
8. N no of other court cases
All these cases are from the 1483 sq km area of Delhi, consisting a grand total of 7 LS and 70 VS seats.
Regarding land bill or any bill, if Government decide to run a 10 kilometres opposition can ensure successful running of 10 kilometres but can not make government to run 100 kilometres
Your primary success is in the fact that the ones who are busy in spreading the lies have read this article and reacted … Means what you have written is hurting them and their agenda of spreading lies. Kudos to you…
Modi needs to keep few idiots of his party in check n get a few corrupt guys behind bars….otherwise his govt is nothing but UPA minus scams….with 287 seats they r whimpering like kittens and submitting to blackmail of mufti in Srinagar….take strict action against paki loving hurrriyat like exiling thm to Pakistan etc……drag hafiz saeed by his beard to d gallows and tht will b a 56 inch effect
Good one ma’am. Still a longer list of achievements in form of bullets….categorised by ministry is required
They are lying. How do you stop & prevent. media shud be held responsible in court for publishing w/out proof. Like sardesai has been taken to court now. For common man, lying still is not an offence . May be time some of them are taken to court & state on an affidavit easily possible for TV debates participants . Greed of 15 lacs , people are selling pongzy schemes like sharada amway , quest etc etc. Government has to declare such schemes illegal & action taken BJP has lost badly on it. A few corrupts need to be punished immediately incl Kharge, Vadra Sonia . Why the cases are not progressing against them . The MP/MLAS have to use their immunity on the floor and take on the Judiciary . These are some suggestions from an India who loves merit ,hard work honesty affordable and available infrastructure/utilities and equal opportunities for all .
Brilliant piece mam
The thing is you can try to teach them the facts, but they will put their head in sand to skip every word. For them if you are not speaking something that they like you are not speaking truth, it as simple as that.
Any idea when our dear Modiji launching Swach Bharat Abhiyaan in Delhi to clear mess ???
Swach Bharat will remain simple catch words like other flashy terms coined by Param Pujjyya Modiji??