Modi government will be completing its term in May 2019 this year. During the last four years, the NDA Government has introduced a number of reforms that have been applauded by the people of the country. Many people call Sh. Narendra Damodardas Modi an anti-Muslim or a Hindu with extremist tendencies, but according to me, he is the best Prime Minister India ever had.
Before becoming India’s 14th Prime Minister, in 2002 he was first elected as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and after that for another 2 times again he has been elected as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. A person who has been elected consecutively 3 times to be the Chief Minister of a particular state, must have something about him and his constructive leadership. The amount of hard work which he put in developing Gujarat was commendable. The other great leaders and the whole world is appreciating him for his work, but his own country people are criticizing him for it.
He worked day and night to make it possible so that the companies will come and invest in Gujarat. Businesses from all over the world came to Gujarat to build plants and create jobs. Gujarat has become a hub for both the automobile and pharmaceutical industry. It has India’s largest oil refinery and India’s largest private-sector deepwater port. Tata motors were not able to build its plant in West Bengal as Mamata Banerjee's government had not allowed it, whereas Modi government asked Tata Motors to come and build its plant in Gujarat for the production of its cheapest car, Nano. This car has abridged the gap between levels of classes. Many foreign companies see Gujarat as a state which potentially serves the booming Asian market.
After becoming India’s Prime Minister, he had done so much for our country that no other Prime Minister has ever done. He introduced many projects and policies like Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Ujjwala Yojna, Jan-Dhan Yojna, implementation of one rank one pension, etc. The first which he took for the improvement of our country was ‘Demonetisation’, it was introduced on November 8, 2016. Here the Reserve Bank of India withdrew the old currency notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denomination and these denominations were ceased to be legal. The Modi government introduced it to fight black money, to end corruption and to stop the use of this counterfeit cash to fund illegal activities and terrorism.
The second step was introducing GST (Goods and Sales Tax) in India. It is a single tax on the supply of goods and services. In this all the other taxes like Central Excise Tax, Service Tax, VAT, Entry Tax, Octroi, etc. the biggest indirect tax reform in the country. It is expected to bring together state economies and improve the overall economic growth of the country. Around 160 countries in the world also have GST as a single indirect tax. GST offers several benefits to the country’s economy like it creates a unified common national market for India, which boosts foreign investment and ‘Make in India’; it boosts export and manufacturing activity and leads to substantive economic growth; it helps in eradicating poverty by generating more employment; uniform SGST AND IGST rates reduces the incentives for tax evasion.
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On September 29, 2016, the Indian Army carried out Surgical Strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). It was done as a response to an attack on its base in Uri by Pakistan. This surgical strike against Pakistan was done after the orders came from the Modi government. This inflicted significant casualties wherein 38 terrorists and 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed.
The third step by Modi government was introducing Triple Talaq bill in Lok Sabha i.e. House of the People for the betterment of Muslim women, to protect their rights. A practice which is banned in more than 20 Islamic states. It makes Triple Talaq an offence with a jail term of up to three years and a fine for the husband and the wife is entitled to maintenance. This bill also addresses “Nikah Halala”, a practice where a divorced woman has to marry another man and consummate the marriage with him if she wants to remarry her husband.
Throughout 2015, Modi travelled to various countries to put forward three key agendas i.e. to improve relationships with other countries; invite foreign companies to invest in India and to win support for India’s permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). He was named as the ‘NRI Prime Minister’ by his haters. They didn’t know that all this traveling and inviting ambassadors and leaders from countries like the US, Germany, Russia, France, and Japan, where he achieved almost everyone’s support for India’s UNSC permanent seat. This support was the result of his efforts to show India’s eligibility for a position on this international platform.
Even after so many achievements, hard work, and efforts done by him for our own country’s benefit, people hate him. According to me, he is the best Prime Minister India ever had and will ever have.
By Shilpa Bararia