All that did not happen
Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: MEA/Flickr
Many commentators have already discussed threadbare all the positives and the negatives in the first year of the Narendra Modi administration, and so I’d like to concentrate on the canada goose outlet uk fake ‘no’ issues that is, the things that did not happen. It looks like there were bad things that didn’t take place, and there were good things that didn’t take place sort of like the ‘good Taliban’ and the ‘bad Taliban’, a fine distinction that the USA, somewhat bafflingly, makes.
No riots. If you were to believe certain parties such as a group at the University of California, Berkeley, serious riots would follow the ascent of ‘right wing fascists’ (sic) see my earlier column with a pointer to the impugned group that wants to ‘study’ riots, whereas I wondered if their charter was to ‘induce’ riots.
No scams. canada goose outlet toronto location There were none. No canada goose outlet toronto Bofors, no Commonwealth Games, no spectrum auction scam. The 3G spectrum auction and the coal re auction produced many billions for the exchequer.
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canadian goose jacket No caving in to bullying by foreign powers. It was used to be a nightmare that cheap canada goose whenever a foreign VIP visited India, or the Indian PM visited some other country, India would give things away, for instance Siachen was perpetually on the verge of being given away. canadian goose jacket
canada goose uk shop No incursions into Indian territory when the PM visited China. While it is true that when China’s Xi visited India, they swarmed over the Line of Actual Control, quite strangely, they didn’t do anything when PM Modi went to China. This curious event, so like ‘the dog in the night time’ was brought to my attention by Dr Mohan Malik of the University of Hawaii. As in the Sherlock canada goose outlet price Holmes case where the dog did nothing, Chinese inaction canada goose outlet uk sale means that, despite the studied indifference towards India that they affect, they do care about relations with India. canada goose uk shop
canada goose factory sale No dossier drama with Pakistan over 26/11. No point pushing papers at them. canada goose factory sale
No turning the other cheek to Pakistan. When they got naughty with shelling across the Line of Control, withering counter fire with mortars quelled them pretty quickly.
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No gratuitous funding of dubious Western causes, unlike the $10 billion commitment to the EU for unknown reasons. The only $10 billion committed was to the BRICS Bank.
No shamefacedness when the US Trade Representative or the USCIRF brought out one sided reports that clearly pushed US interests, not justice, peace, or the pursuit of happiness.
No massive purchases of American nuclear plants, despite the hoopla during Obama’s visit.
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No shameful treatment of refugees seeking residence. Hindus fleeing persecution in Pakistan were given asylum. I hope Yazidis fleeing genocide will also be similarly helped.
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No removal of inconvenient state governments using Section 356. I am sure it is awfully tempting to use this against the very trying Arvind Kejriwal (Nehru couldn’t resist the temptation in his day).
No dramatic fall in the Rupee, which escaped from the ‘Fragile Five’ moniker. While it is true that the rupee did fall, it did so much less than others.
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No subsidies for diesel. This is short term pain for long term gain, getting India off the treadmill of competitive subsidies.
On the other hand, there were some bad ‘No’s as well:
No jailing of high profile offenders including politicians despite plenty of evidence.
No publishing of religious demography of Census 2011.
No publishing of the Bhagat/Henderson Brooks report on India China war 1952.
No actual identification and clawing back of black money held abroad.
No tejovadham and exemplary punishment for certain anti national journalists, who deserve to be jailed for life for tax evasion, lobbying for foreign canada goose outlet trillium parka black forces, and sheer cussedness; though a couple of villains did lose their jobs.
No examples were made of babus who defeat the good intentions of the government with typical ‘Yes, Minister’ (as in the British television series) subversion.