Saturday, 30 March 2019

The Revolutionary Communist Party of India appeals to the people of India to defeat Modi Government in 2019 Lok Sabha General Elections and Save Democracy


            In 2014 General Elections to the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament, Shri Narendra Bhai Modi, as the candidate set up by the Bharatiya Janata Party at the behest of the big business houses, promised to bring the heaven on earth to the people of India by ushering in “Achchhe Din Aayenge” era at the time when the people were badly suffering from high-costs of living, burning inflation, wide spread unemployment of bulging working forces, in five years, if he was voted to power as the Prime Minister of India. Shri Modi promised to mitigate the burning problems of the vast masses of the Indian peasantry groaning and dying under heavy pressure of agricultural credits from banks and other financial agencies and of acute and uncertain market prices of agricultural produces. He assured “Achchhe Din” to them. Shri Modi, while campaigning for votes in his election to the Parliament held high hope of recovering 80 lakh crore of black money stored in foreign banks evading taxes in India, would be distributed at the rate of  Rs. 15 lakh to every Indian. Shri Modi, as a Prime Ministerial candidate, promised to create 2 crore jobs every year for the country’s increasing youths seeking for employment, if he was voted to power. He was very vociferous to in declaring to root-out corruptions in our socio-economic fabrics. To Narendra Modi, at the time of his electioneering, our country’s economy was stagnating. He would usher in an era of development, if voted to power. To materialise his promises, Narendra Modi appealed to the people of India to grant him power only for five years.
            In the election for Lok Sabha in 2014, Narendra Modi was voted to power at Delhi by 26 crores of Indian voters which counts 31 percent of the total voters of over 84 crores, securing 282 seats in the house of 543 seats. No doubt it was a huge mandate for narendra Modi. Being ensured and installed in the seat of power at Delhi in May  2014, he first engaged himself to re-organise the structure of the Prime Minister’s secretariat consisting of 327 personnel through which his power would be exercised and singularly controlled the vast state-apparatus covering over 121 crore Indian people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought his trusted officials to his secretariat and has been functioning as an authoritarian ruler. Cabinet, the vital constitutional body has virtually been put-to-no-use, in all matters of policy and programme making affairs of the Central Government. Shri Modi is a Hindutwavadi. His assumption of the state power as the Prime Minister of India had been acclaimed as establishment of a Hindu Rashtra in India, and assertion of majoritarian rule in the country, which was much vouchsafed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Narendra Modi is completing his 5 years of authoritarian rule unhindered and unabated on May 23 of 2019, as is declared by the Election Commission of India.
            It is aptly appropriate to reckon and recount the performances and implementations of election promises given to the voting Indians in 2014 during this long period of sixty months by the Bharatiya Janata Party Government headed by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. It is admitted on all hands, that Modi’s Central Government is primarily a government of the Indian capitalist ass more so 15 of big business houses. Shri Modi had had to do accordingly. Benefits of his government were to go to the capitalist class. His “Achchhe Din” were showered on this class.
            On August, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared dissolution of the institution of Planning Commission which was a hurdle on free-market economy much desired by the capitalist class., thereby bid goodbye to the mixed economic structure of the country. In January 2015, NITI was put in place to help device and define the growth and thriving of Indian capitalism.
            To usher “Achchhe Din” for the Indian corporate sector, in its first full budget for the 2015-16, the Modi government came out with the proposal of cutting down 5 percent corporate tax from existing 35 percent to 30 percent for 4 years, amounting 2.5 lakh crore of revenue tax to the national exchequer and it enriched the coffers of the corporate class. Further, the budget promised to reduce this tax to 25 percent.
            This budget proposed and passed abolition of wealth tax, which encouraged and enabled to amass huge wealth by the rich class. According to a report, in 2017, one percent of the people of India acquisitioned 73 percent of the country’s wealth, which was only 49 percent in 2014. The number of billionaire capitalists increased from 56 in 20 to 170 in 2017.
            Commodity market is set free. Neither state role in fixing prices, nor the law of demand supply operates in market. It is cartelisation that holds the key to market prices. So, the business community is rolling the roast. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rightly brought “Achchhe Din” for the capitalist class, enabling them to accumulate as much as they can at the cost of life and living of vast masses of Indian people.
            On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 5 year rule imposed dreadful drudgery and glaring miseries on the lives of millions and millions of working people, low, fixed income and honest-living people of India. On the very day evening, when Modi’s budget 5 (five) percent tax from corporate class, the prices of petrol and diesel were increased at the rate Rs. 3.18 and Rs. 3.09 per litre respectively. This was enhancement of excise duties on fuel-oil which went to replenish the state exchequer and compensate the loss incurred for corporate tax exemption. By December 2017 end, Modi government extracted a colossal amount of Rs. 9.96 lakh crore. This imposition of extra-excess taxes on fuel oil affected the whole economy and life of Indian people very adversely. Cost of carriages, conveyance and transport of men and materials increased enormously. Prices of goods and services rose high in the markets. Taxes and freights hit people very hard. More so, school children had had to bear the brunt of Narendra Modi’s high fuel taxes, because the conveyance charges were very high.
            During the 5 year rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, prices of cooking gas raised to the height of Rs. 1000 a cylinder, from Rs. 426 in 2014. So is the case of kerosene oil, prices of which has gone up from Rs. 14 to Rs. 40 a litre in the PDS, but in open market it surged up Rs. 50 to Rs. 60 a litre which has wrought havoc to the life of consumer people. Besides, prices of all consumer commodities had gone up very high. Shri Modi’s assurances of reduction of market prices were belied, and “Bure Din” pervaded all around.
            Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to keep his promise of giving employment to 2 crores of youths annually and thereby solve the burning problem of unemployment of country’s vast among of job-seeking people. Instead of giving jobs, Modi asked brazenly youths with high education, graduates, engineers, to sale Pakodas in the streets and earn living. During 5 years, rate of unemployment reached the highest per cent, whereas, lakhs of jobs under governments are lying unfilled-up, when the government has claimed high rate of economic growth, there is no growth of employment.
            The other most alluring promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving Rs. 15 lakh to the bank account of every Indian family by bringing 80 lakh crore of black money lying in foreign banks. So long, not a rupee is deposited in any of the bank accounts in India. It was Modi’s sheer deception.
            Prime Minister Narendra Modi boastfully promised “Na khaaunga, na khaane dunga” to root out corruptions in all walks of life, which he miserably failed to materialise in his 5 year rule of India. In fact, he does not realise that corruption is vice generic to wealth acquiring private owning socio-economic system. Shri Modi is an ardent votary of acquisitive economic system. To utter dismay Prime Minister Modi involved himself in corrupt deal on Rafale Fighter Jets to enrich a private individual. He patronised horse-trading in Manipur and Goa’s BJP Government formation in 2017. It was strange and monstrous that the Central Bureau of Investigation Directorate being directly under Prime Minister’s control involved in bribery of crores of rupees in the year 2018.
            To utter surprise, on 8th November night of 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi foolishly demonetised 500 and 1000 rupee notes covering 86 percent of the country’s money economy on the pretends to combat corruptions by bringing out black money. This has brought the country’s economy in a grinding halt and dismantled 6 the jobs of crore people but corruption count not be demolished at all.
            Furthermore, Modi’s demonetization has caused tremendous havoc in the country’s agricultural markets. There was no money to buy agricultural produces in the market which caused unthinkable money loss to millions of peasants which resulted in suicidal ending of thousands of aggrieved peasants.
            It is crystal clear, at the end of Modi’s 5 uninterrupted year of rule, “Achchhe Din” as he had promised, did not come to the people in general. Hence, Modi does not deserve trust and vote of people anymore.
            The BJP government introduced law against cow-slaughter which opened the floodgates of orgy of the Gaurakshak Vahini all over the country and affected lives and liberty of religions of non-Hindu citizens of India which were clear violation and denial of democratic rights enshrined in the Constitution of India. The Hindu Dalits were persecuted in pretext of preventing cow-slaughter. The state-apparatus was found to be wanting and apathetic in checking hooliganism of Gaurakshaks. This is fascism of Modi brand. Democratic and secular India can no longer tolerate such regime of state management.
            The BJP government at the Centre has started overhauling modern science and technology based education and culture by saffronisations. This is against the spirit and call of the age of science and technology. This is impelling that this government goes sooner the better.
            Prime Minister Narendra Modi, true to his RSS ideology, Hindutva, attempted to saffronise country’s foreign relations by putting forth the Bhagwat Gita as the National scripture, which had been withdrawn at the behest of the then US President Barack Obama.
            Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first visit to the US, ascribed the relations with the country as “Natural Global Partner” with respect to international affairs over coming “hesitations of history” that is independent non-aligned policy of India, thereby making India a junior partner of the hegemonist US.
            Shri Modi, after becoming the Prime Minister of India, had tried his utmost to bring about his “Akhanda Bharat” in the Indian subcontinent under his hegemony but failed miserably, rather, deteriorated sadly relations with Pakistan.
            The political situation in Jammu and Kashmir during 5 years of Narendra Modi in power at the centre could not be diffused but developed more complicacies and instability, and taking its advantage he had set the might of our defence forces into casual actions, helping to blow favourable wind for Modi’s 2019 general elections. This is nothing but blatant misuse of his power as the Prime Minister of India.
            Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been boasting of implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, etc., which are nothing but “old wine in a new bottle”. These schemes have been initiated by predecessor governments. In the interim regular budget for 2019 in populist measyre showered six thousand rupees to 12 crores of peasant families having below 2 hectors of cultivable land, totaling 75000 crore rupees a year but no source of revenue was mentioned, implied further spending. Budgetary income for the year 2019-20has fallen short of one lakh crore rupees in January, 2019. Yet Modi has promised to cut GST of 99 percent items which would result in final chaos. Modi government has already granted a relief to the tune of four lakh crore of rupees of non-performing assets of bank loans to 15 big industrialists. In 5 year rule, Modi’s slogan of “Sab ka saath, sab ka bikaas” has proved to be a hollow howling and fruitless fuming to delude vast masses of Indian people. Only rich class could grow and thrive, thereby they are standing firmly behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi with massive money power in 2019 general elections.
            It is now apparent and transparent, the 2019 general elections would be a war between the money power and the man power, it is a war against authoritarianism and for democracy, and it is a war for secularism and against communalism. It is a fight against derisions and for social harmony, peace and unity.
            Therefore, the Revolutionary Communist Party of India earnestly calls upon the voters of India to exercise their valuable vote power to dislodge authoritarian Narendra Modi from power at Delhi in this general election. The party calls upon the electorate to restore democracy and secularism enshrined in the Constitution. The party appeals to the people to defeat the money power and establish people’s power. The party urges upon all anti-BJP political forces to stand united and avoid division of the democratic people. Let the victory be ours.
Biren Deka,
General Secretary,
RCPI


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