Normally I never go for an argument with strangers, not in real life, never in cyberspace, especially about politics. Because it never changes a thing, other than generate lot of negativity. Today was an exception. I was doing my regular twitter rounds when I reached the timeline of Indian National Congress. For one of their tweets, I replied.
#TheIndiaTheyInherited - Due to pro-poor UPA policies
More homes turn to PDS; wheat off-take triples since 2005 http://t.co/vvioayfqzg
@INCIndia real progress is when common man has disposable income not depending sudsidized food supply
After minutes of posting that I got this reply from Mr Nikhil which started this conversation:
Nikhil: till then? Should we leave poor dieing without food n shelter? We must appreciate good work done by UPA in last 25 yrs
Me: We are a free nation from 65 years. Why still there are poor dying? Till when this will continue? The only way out is to give poor a fishing rod once and for all, instead of a daily supply of fish.
Nikhil: yes, agreed with this too. For the same reason Rojgaar yojna n mnrega by UPA. We must appreciate Manmohan and his team
Me: Any yearly study done how this scheme has benefitted economy? Or was that another handout? Is there an upgradation in skills of the people in this yojana?
Nikhil: People got jobs, spending power increased, so increased demands, to fulfill demands, more supply, thus more jobs.
Me: a link pls.
Nikhil: UPAs reforms n policies are always inclusive and conducive to kickstart the sluggish economy. Hats off to Manmohan.
Me: Why economy is still sluggish and not kick started yet?
Nikhil: Good schemes take time to flourish n reach the people. Many people opposed the computers and IT initially.
Me: How many years? 10 not enough? Then y INC criticising the new govt which is month old?
Nikhil: Instead of bluntly blaming, we should analyze the challenges n conditions before 65 years to realize INCs contribution
Me: I am not blaming. Look the election results.
Nikhil: agreed with this too. Thanks to Nehru for making India truly democratic. So we should respect the mandate.
We must respect mandates in 65y, MMS got 2nd term. IG was PM for 15y, JLN was PM for 17y. Why? They performed well.
Me: So we can conclude that UPA II was a failure as the result was disastrous. PM who performed well got repeat mandate. (Ur words). UPA2 did not get another term. Bcos of non performance.
Nikhil: Good to see that you come down from 65y to UPA2. Not at all disastrous, but few things mishandled. Corruption n Anna.
Me: was using ur logic n assuming the govts that got repeated mandates did well. few mishandling cost you an election?
Nikhil: UPA1,2 performed tremendously well but failed to project their achievements. They should learn Modi style of marketing
Me: So now u r not respecting mandate. U accuse people where manipulated?
Nikhil: Lets give some time n wish bestluck to Modiji. Lets hope he continue on the path defined by Manmohan Singh.
Me: Let's do it. I hope he doesn't repeat the grave mistakes of previous govts.
Nikhil: Not manipulated but Modiji succeeded in projecting that last 65yrs were disastrous due to Congress. Which is not true.
Me: So who were responsible?
Nikhil: Obviously UPA, but not everything was as disastrous like Modiji projected during his campaign. UPA should introspect.
Me: Supposing Modi has projected a 100% disaster rule by UPA, how much of a disaster it actually was?
Conversation continues.... Will update later.