Whenever we talk about democracy, the first thing that comes in our mind is ” India”, and it is obvious our country, India, is the biggest democratic country on this planet, but some instances happen that boy only shook our democratic nation, but also make us in questioning “REALLY”.
This came on a trend when Congress’s prominent leader Rahul Gandhi and congress’s president Sonia Gandhi were detained by the ED in connection with a money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper and party workers and leaders started protesting for their support and for delivery of proper justice to the respective people over the same.
Congress is organizing a massive nationwide protest against the central government over rising prices and unemployment. Protests are taking place in many capitals and cities, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bhopal, Patna, Chandigarh, and Jammu. In Delhi, the police have imposed Section 144, but Congress workers have defied the restrictions, forcing staff to detain them. The police have so far arrested many prominent leaders and MPs, like Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot, and Harish Rawat.
However, things took a massive turn when these peaceful protests were once again poisoned by the police and officials. The following are claims that we can also clearly see on TV and social media.
- Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and other Congress leaders were detained by the Delhi Police when he protested with other Congress leaders outside the party headquarters. They are being held on police lines at Delhi’s Kingsway Camp.
- Before the protest, Rahul Gandhi said: “We are witnessing the death of democracy. What India has built brick by brick, starting almost a hundred years ago, is being destroyed before your eyes. Anyone who opposes this idea of the rise of dictatorship is brutally attacked, jailed, arrested, and beaten.”
- Mr. Gandhi claimed that the only agenda of the government is that human subjects like rising prices, unemployment, and violence in society must not be mentioned. It is also clear that sometimes the BJP even creates a story that the protestors are ANTI-NATIONALS. It may be the CAA-NRC protests, the farmers beat the protests, but here is another question. Why?
Why are BJP leaders creating a narrative that whoever protests against BJP or criticizes the BJP government is anti-national?Some experts divide this scenario into stages of criticism. The same goes for criticizing Modi or the BJP.
Stage 1: Constructive Criticism:
This includes questioning the government about its failures or highlighting bad governance with the intention of seeing positive changes in the future. For example:
- Target BJP on the sudden rise in inflation, increase in fuel prices, increase in LPG prices, increase in food prices, etc.
- Target Modi because they were not able to control corruption at the country level. No strict anti-corruption laws.
- Target Modi for making absolutely no attempt to improve India’s dead judicial system.
- Target Modi for not being able to bring in companies that are leaving countries like China and moving to Taiwan or the Philippines but not coming to India. Where does ease of doing business show results?
- Modi’s target for women’s safety is still a major concern.
There are many such things he can ask with the intention of seeing improvement in the future. This type of criticism helps in nation-building. Good citizens do that.
State 2: Biased Criticism:
That’s when you target Modi or BJP for not being able to solve the problem, however much you advocate supporting the people who created the problem or didn’t solve it in 70 years. It includes :
- You are right to question Narendra Modi for leading a massive rally during the second wave of COVID. However, giving a clean sweep to other parties who made the same mistake.
- Questioning the Modi government for removing 370 while not questioning those who created this whole mess. If the 370 was useful, why wasn’t it made permanent?
- Correctly questioning Modi about the poor implementation of GST but not questioning the opposition why they could not bring this change in history in the last 70 years. Why did they maintain a lethargic tax system?
- Questioning Modi for killing the parallel economy due to demonization but not questioning the opposition on how this parallel economy of black money was created. It shouldn’t have been founded in the first place.
- Questioning Modi for the delay in ordering the vaccines while giving a clean chit to the parties created fear among the people about these vaccines and created hesitancy by calling it BJP’s vaccine.
- Properly interrogating Modi over COVID causing two deaths while not questioning the state governments that have done really badly.
- Questioning Modi for supporting the Hindutva Agenda without questioning Manmohan Singh for his statement on stage “Muslims have the first right to our resources.” Also, don’t you question why Malerkotla has declared a new state in Punjab as an Eid gift to Muslims?
These are just examples. This approach is not correct OK. Being unbiased is hard.
Stage 3: Unreasonable hatred of Modi:
The next stage of criticism turns you into a hater. You start to hate him for ridiculous reasons. For example:
- “He likes the camera too much.” The PM is expected to be surrounded by several cameras. He doesn’t plan the camera position himself. He doesn’t call them or ask to take a picture.
- “He travels in expensive cars.” High security is expected from the head of such a large country with enemies around.
- “He does so much international travel.” It’s part of foreign policy. Are they going to Bangkok for a sandwich massage?
- “Sells the country”. All decisions on the privatization of certain units are made on the basis of numerous recommendations by a team of economic experts. If India did not follow what started in 1991 as an industrial policy, it would start to liberalize its economy by initiating LPG reforms – liberalization, globalization, and privatization. Privatization of certain sectors is the way forward.
- “He is selling the land to Adani & Ambani”. If that is the case, why is Congress giving them their projects? Why is TMC inviting Adani to WB for investment?
These are a few examples. The list is long. This hatred is the result of negative propaganda by the opposition when they have nothing positive to show about their dynasty leaders who have absolutely no achievements in life.
Stage 4: Joining the Anti-National gang
This is a dangerous phase. This is when your hatred for Modi & the BJP makes you a person who hates your own country. Symptoms of this stage:
- You start looking for NDTV as an unbiased news channel. Despite knowing that their journalists were using Osama bin Laden’s figure on their desks and people like Ravish were defending them. Despite the clear knowledge that they are glorifying terrorists. Despite knowing that they are giving space to people crying on Yakub Menon’s anniversary. If you watch all of the above and feel that NDTV is an unbiased news channel, you have taken the first step to hating India. Disliking Zee TV or Republic TV is totally fine. They are actually biased towards the ruling government, but feeling that NDTV is unbiased means you share their thought process, which defines stone pelters in Kashmir to help terrorists escape during military operations like misguided youth.
- You start watching people like Kanhaiya Kumar or Shirjeel Imam who want to break India from within and who feel that the Indian Army is raping women in Kashmir. You start supporting people like Navjot Singh Sidhu who are questioning the Indian Army’s airstrike to demoralize your own army. Now another thing to remember is that these types of ruthless steps are not only taken by the BJP, but congress also many times ended peaceful protests like this. For example, during the Emergency, during the recession of 2008, where journalists and protesters were both beaten up, and arrested later.
So we at news Diggy strongly believe that the country’s hollow politics and lack of management is the reason that today as well as in the past. India faced these types of ironic and hypocritical events, and at last. YES, INDIA IS AN DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY and any Indian political party should not forget this.