The Bhartiya Janta Party is completing four years in office after emerging as the strongest and most influential party that made Congress lose tragically. It was not less than a surprise when the BJP claimed the chair on their name leaving the opposition shocked. The BJP rose to power by laying a sea of promises. With the term of office nearing its end, the BJP has already started its preparations for the 2019 elections.
Even though the BJP and the Opposition are headstrong on proving their respective points, BJP by showing the good side of their report card, hiding the worst and comparing it to the previous government whereas the opposition’s main motto is to counter their achievements by revealing their worst and again comparing it to their best. Both the sides are ardent on proving that they are the ones actually working instead of duping with the way of comparing, which in a way is completely what is not to done.
There is no way that 60 years of Congress’ rule can be compared with just 4 years of BJP’s rule in India. But the 4 years of BJP government can be looked back and revaluated by the things that were promised but is nowhere to be seen. “It is not revaluating Good that makes us do good and move forwards but the Bad” – Anonymous
When BJP rose to power, they observed that the Planning Commission whose work was in a nutshell to run the country effectively with the help of formulating the five yearly plans was completely irrelevant and redundant. “The 65 year-old Planning Commission had become a redundant organisation. It was relevant in a command economy structure, but not any longer. India is a diversified country and its states are in various phases of economic development along with their own strengths and weaknesses. In this context, a ‘one size fits all’ approach to economic planning is obsolete. It cannot make India competitive in today’s global economy.” said our Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on his observations on the same.
Though the Niti Aayog was set up to in order to serve the growing economy of the nation, in a way to look after the erupting needs of the new India by considering and looking after all its citizens without leaving any factor or any sector of the society out. If we look back at all the Budgets passed by the Modi government there are some schemes that have helped the Nation grow. For instance, even though the budget of 2018 favoured the rural India, the middle class of the nation were not given any preference and were seen on the non-receiving end. The reviews on the budgets were always praising the government but in a way neglected a certain part of the society, as a whole it can be said the even the current government could not do something to favour or look after all the sections of the society equally.
The jan dhan Yojna, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Housing For All, Gas Connections for the rural, schemes in education, MSMEs, GST, demonetisation, etc are some of the key eye-catching changes and innovations during these past years. Though they seem like some useful innovations not all of them are working as they were supposed to. Some of them are running behind schedule.
If we talk about the forgettable memories of Modi rule, the sight of people struggling due to demonetization never leaves us. Also, the promises made during the time of the elections are still fresh in the minds of people. Yet the fact is that government has accomplished many things to make the conditions better, a few things can be overlooked for the mean time. Just like any other government, this government too promised many things but couldn’t deliver it in time. Eventually though, a big country just doesn’t changes overnight, it is going to take time.