Sunday, November 27, 2016
The opposition failed in cornering PM Modi on the issue of note-ban. Instead, they are helping him directly and indirectly. They could not catch the real point to oppose and lost focus. Opposing on wrong grounds resulted in the loss of force of opposition. They opposed where they need to support the issue to garner public support and trust. This helped in enhancing support to PM on this issue.
Banning 500 and 1000 notes on 8th November 2016 was a historic announcement by PM Modi and India. He cited a few reasons for it. The ban is one more step in the fight against corruption to reduce effect of black money. It would damage operation of terrorists and disruptive activities as they survive on cash. Forged currency would wash out from our monetary system. There are many more spillover benefits but he told the most important ones and intended for.
Now, with ban two issues are there to do politics and to play the role of opposition as duty assigned by the constitution. One is Ban. Two, the hardships faced by public due to this ban.
It is evident that the right course for opposition parties is to support ban by heart and soul. And oppose hardships due to ban by 360 degrees. Here, opposition failed to point out, right point of opposition- right social and political product. As a result, opposition parties individually and united, failed to garner public trust, support and to make it a issue of public.
There is no doubt that issue is in nation's favour. It would help all citizens directly and indirectly. So, all parties should have appreciated this step to gain confidence of the public. Except three, none did this. Bihar CM supported PM on ban. Likewise, CM Orissa also supported the decision of Ban. Similarly, Sharad Pawar too appreciated.
Rest of them started opposing on different grounds. One , it is done in light of five fourth Coming assembly elections - citing UP election as the main one. Two, oppositions are blaming ruling party for leaking this information to their patrons. So, they managed and it is well planned to target to oppositions to damage them financially.
On the issue of supporting and opposing, the opposition is clearly divided. Two CMs are supporting the ban and rest are opposing. In this way issue of ban got good and solid ground. This is a big blow to opposite parties for opposing ban. They may be right in their logic to oppose, but they have failed to market it.
The opposition is not getting any visible support on ban-issue. Albeit, their continued opposition helps PM Modi to market this issue to general masses. Before ban, Black Money, fight against corruption, forged money were not so popular, as they are after ban. Now, it is talk of the town. This is the talk of each corner of our rural populace.
Most of our citizens are now familiar with black money, fight against corruption and forged money. These three matters have reached to most of our citizens. This has built a good ecosystem to fight corruption in India. Now, it is a public issue. PM Modi marketed this issue properly where opposition acted as invisible catalyst.
After ban, suddenly hardships increased to unexpected level. Our economy has two systems - black and white- working in tandem and well knitted. Hitting black economy by banning is also affecting our white economy system too, as both were not separate. White system will take its own time to reach to new equilibrium. and it is not without pain.
The apparent mismanagement in the name of secrecy and others was the catch to bold the government. Opposition of hardships due to mismanagement was the point to hit hard the government via different political acts.
Opposition would have demanded white paper on preparation before announcement and constitution of joint parliamentary committee(JPC) on preparation issue. They would have highlighted list of loopholes of mismanagement and misconduct of stakeholders. These acts would have brought public to their side. But, they focus on ban rather than hardships, so they lost ground gradually.
PM Modi played well in answering the opposition by giving it emotional touch and sold it by wrapping it with nationalism. PM played trick, he accepted the hardships and urged the public to face, cooperate and bear with him for next 50 days to help him in reducing corruption and delivering good governance. This trick helped him a lot in keeping public opinion and support with him. By this psychological therapy, PM always have upper hand over opposition all along.
The process of taking feedback and changing rules time to time about exchange and delivery amount etc, he sold his solid intention about the fight against corruption. Changing rules about money exchange and deposit policy is another point where opposition could have cornered PM as it has created some confusion and added hardships. This second chance is also missed by united opposition.
It is a universal truth-no gain, without pain. In the other way, we can say merit and demerit go side by side. If ban issue has merits, it has some demerits too. In short term, it has more demerits than merits but in long term it is otherwise. In long term, it may prove a boon. With this hope, mostly public is with PM's ban step.
PM Modi got mandate for providing good governance. To achieve this, he is taking steps one by one. In his first cabinet meeting, he formed SIT to comply Supreme Court order. This is a good indicator for the country to assess his mood.
Thereafter, he started to enlarge banking services to make way for cashless economy. To check duplicacy, he started JAM- Jandhan account linked with adhar and mobile. He tried to rescrutinise conditions with countries to get information about black money deposited outside India.
India amended its 1988 act of Benami Property in 2016. To make it more relevant and effective. Punishments are increased in it. He brought income disclosure scheme-2016 to dig out black money and give chance to wrong doers based on natural justice.
Above series of steps to curb corruption is enough to prove the well intent of PM. His political history and career imply that he is mostly a winner and seldom a loser in his political life. His speeches and announcements on this issue, clearly indicates his emotional attachment and commitment to fight against corruption and to provide good governance. This is good sign for the country if translated into reality.
PM Modi is the first Indian PM, after the US President Obama , who is using ICT and marketing concepts in managing elections and running the governments on large scale. ICT and Marketing principles have acquired good space in social and political sectors.
Both are good tools for public actors to use it with ease for achieving good governance. PM Modi is using ICT and Marketing as tool and means to fight against corruption. JAM, digitised bank operation and digital India are a few good examples to prove this point.
Corruption is social and political product. PM Modi is blamed by opposition as an event manager and marketer. PM Modi marketed his fight against corruption by banning currency notes so far strategically and fabulously. It appears to opposition that they are opposing, but in reality their act is helping PM. PM should thank them for this. Sometimes, good work is done by opposition unknowingly.
Heera Lal ( a research scholar and views are personal based on different sources)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Village Development Strategy
Most of the Kommunity (farmers) members are from rural background. We born, brought-up and educated in our villages. We reached and acquired our official position by taking energy and strength from village soil and villagers. Morally, we are bound to return the debt to our villages. The easiest way to do this is by developing our villages. This way, we
can pay back to the society.
We wish to built this programme around following basics:
(i) Zero base budgeting.
(ii) Technological driven.
(iii) Development of natural Social leaders in villages.
(iv) Knowledge is power. Empowering village and villagers by knowledge power.
(iv) Knowledge is power. Empowering village and villagers by knowledge power.
1) Every official choose and adopt his village.
2) He/She will pick a person from his/her village who will meet the following criteria and work/operate under your leadership and guidance. Criteria for Selection:
(A) Desire to do social services.
(B) I.T. Savy-using smart phone and net.
(C) Progressive bent of mind.
(D) Minimum 12 class pass.
(E) Good communication skill.
(F) Resident of same village.
(G) Have intent and capability to connect with others and knowing tricks how to get done work with others.
(H) Good liaison quality and ego-less.
(I) A political to maintain neutrality.
3) He will be named as village development accelerator (VDA).
4) All selected VDA will be imparted training to take the desired responsibility/task. He/she will operated in village under your able guidance to develop it.
5) For proper functioning and operation, we need to develop a monitoring and problem solving mechanism and system. First, he will try to get solution at District level and thereafter will seek from Lucknow.
We need to develop a social leader (VDA). He must know how to purchase social products of different governments and how to sell them to villagers. We have to develop capacity and capability of VDA. They must know how to search/reach social products and how to send its benefits to village people free of cost. A few steps for VDA are;
1. Study of district sites (http://www.agra.nic.in; http://basti.nic.in )
2. Study of Govt. of UP - GoUP ( http://.up.gov.in )
3. Study of Govt. of India - GoI ( http://.india.gov.in )
4. Visit of district offices of all departments as intern to learn and practice about social products.
5. Formation of a team of 10 persons of Kommunity.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
I predicted four elections. Two for American election - 2012 and 2016.
And Two for Indian election- one is 2012 state Gujarat and other is national election of 2014.
1. USA Election 2012 Prediction came true. Obama re-elected.
2. USA Election 2016 Prediction came true. Donald Trump elected.
3. Indian Gujarat State Election 2012 came true. Modi Formed Government.
4. Indian election of 2014 Prediction came true. Modi became PM.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Is USA ready to elect a woman President? if yes, then Hillary Clinton has chance. But still situation is Not ripe for making a women president. No doubt a huge Progess has been made on this front. UN SG election is a good example to prove this point. Women candidates for SG of UN are under consideration but not fit for figuring name in final result list.
Trump doing non traditional politics-for change. America vote for Chage. Non traditional politics of Trump is a change. He is trying to sell that. He stands for change. So,Trump may win but fight is close not easy.
So my prediction on above simple reasoning Trump will come out with flying colors. What is your opinion?
Saturday, November 5, 2016
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I have a very high regard for TATA Sons and TATA Tusts. TATA lives for values. It is difficult for anyone to carry all along values as it requres hard sacrifices. Upholding values for 148 years is a hard task to achieve. Public have indeapth faith and Trust in TATA. This is the core strength of the Tata. TATA is unparallel brand of private sector worldwide. We all Indians are proud of TATA brand. Any damage in anyway to TATA is not the damage of TATA rather it is loss of the couuntry as it is Indian brand about which we boast of and proud of.
Recent and ongoing crisis is a test for TATA and TATA management. Every Crisis is an OPPORTUNITY. I request Sri Ratan Tata Ji please take whole thing in this light. Taking this crisis as an opportunity will bring you a bright results which you have never imagined. There is another reason to support this point. TATA has earned a huge good will of massess all along its 148 years of life by its good deeds done. Like many, my good wishes are with you Sri RATAN TATA JI. This crisis has brought you an opportunity to come out with flying colours sooner than later.
Good wish And Good Luck