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Modi Govt. Unleashes Anti-People Measures After Assembly Elections

Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana have demonstrated continuing trend of collapse of Congress and decline of caste based regional parties resulting in BJP getting a majority in Haryana and emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra. With little to separate the ruling class parties in terms of economic policies and on the issues affecting the common people, money power and support of corporate media became decisive in favour of BJP. BJP openly sold its tickets to highest bidders fielding a large number of super rich candidates. However, the hope with which BJP had snapped ties with Shiv Sena to form a single party govt. in a large state like Maharashtra has been belied and only an alliance can assume power which would not be difficult given the rank opportunism of ruling class parties.

In the months after May 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi Govt. has focused on showcasing its ‘achievements’ in foreign policy and ‘increasing’ India’s standing on global scene. What Modi Govt. has specifically done is to draw India deeper into US embrace. Tensions with neighbouring countries Pakistan and China have been escalated to justify this embrace in public opinion. Modi’s visit to Japan, Australian PM’s visit to India and Modi’s visit to USA have all been hailed as successes irrespective of the specific agreements forged or Indian interests secured while Chinese President’s visit was continuously bogged down in border tensions during the days of his visit.… Read More

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Defeat of Modi led BJP Across the Country

Money and media power of corporate along with the muscle power of Hindutva forces had propelled Modi led BJP to power on the strength of the decimation of the then ruling Congress. But like their other products, the life of Modi wave manufactured by corporate has been short. Elections held after assumption of power by Modi led BJP Govt. at the Centre, in state after state across the country have brought home this simple truth. Uttarakhand, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, the electorally crucial state of UP and Gujarat whose name has been appended to the model propagated throughout the country over the year before Parliamentary elections, all have voted to exorcise the ghost of Modi wave.
Corporate media’s spin doctors had exerted much to portray the massive defeat of ruling Congress as a positive vote for Modi led BJP and his so-called Gujarat model of development. Rejection was portrayed as affirmation. Ruling Congress, with its leadership engrossed in somehow ensuring dynastic succession and its Govt. mired in corruption and perceived as such by the people, was rejected by the people who groaned under deteriorating conditions of existence with sharp rise in prices of essential commodities, increasing unemployment and job losses, worsening conditions of peasantry, increasing attacks on women, dalits and tribals.… Read More