The #MaunModiMissing was trending at number 1 position on the Twitter-sphere with people boiling in aggression over Narendra Modi’s astounding lack of words for the border issue with China, Nepal, and Pakistan, the PM-CARES fund fraud or the poor handling of the coronavirus and migrant workers.
Maun & missing on China& even Nepal
Maun & missing on 0% growth
Maun & missing on 25% unemployment
Maun & missing on direct cash benefits
Maun & missing on failed lockdown
Maun & missing on soaring Covid infections
Maun & missing on PMCaresFraud pic.twitter.com/yq6DItFRkM
— Geet V (@geetv79) June 13, 2020
All at once, India is facing border issues with Pakistan, Nepal, and China
It is safe to say that this is guided and credited towards increased Chinese involvement in both countries.
We have received provocation from Pakistan’s end for decades now and yet again there has been a violation of ceasefire along with shelling of villages along the Line of Control (LOC) since 6th June. Moreover, today Nepal’s Parliament made the official amendment of taking over Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani. Nepal’s lack of attempt to peacefully negotiate the territory issue with India is, historically speaking, unlike Nepal. India has also lost 60 sq km to China. There has been an active military movement along the Line of Actual Control and Arunachal Pradesh from the Chinese side for over a month now.
No comment on the increase in Corona Cases
With more than 3 lakh recorded cases, India stands at 4th position with the highest number of cases. Even with a complete lockdown, our numbers were shooting up, and now that it is being lifted the virus is far from stopping. With the health sector in crumbles, hospitals are throwing away COVID bodies in dumpsters. Supreme court on 12th June came out with the statement-
“Covid-19 patients are treated worse than animals”.
People are hopeless for they are starting to believe that this is a fight they are losing and they cannot rely on the government to safeguard them anymore. This trend is furthered because the PM is not addressing the issue anymore. They failed to make migrant workers trust them and the same is happening with the rest of the population.
Migrant worker’s suffering and the increasing death toll.
About 200 migrant workers have died in road accidents while walking back home. There is no specific official data on how many migrant workers are on the move right now or the ones who have died because of their mass exodus. Stories are surfacing on how they are travelling hundreds of kilometres in water tanks, on foot, or on stolen cycles. Everyone is accounting the government for their misery. Why couldn’t the government build faith in the workers that they will be looked after? Why was their transportation not ensured by the States?
With the introduction of Shramik trains, the government promised 85% subsidy but according to the analysis, they are actually charging excess ticket prices in comparison to the railway’s own fare chart. How could they ask for money from already poverty-stricken workers?
Fraud allegations revolving around PM CARES fund.
Prime Minister National Relief Fund or the PMNRF, as the name suggests was created in 1948 to provide relief to people during times of massive requirements (much like this time). PM CARES and PMNRF both work on the same module, they provide tax relaxation to its donors and are endorsed by our PM. Here is what needs to be addressed: What was the need of forming another fund when there was one already in place doing the exact same job? Why can’t we expect the same amount of transparency with the PM CARES fund that was there with PMNRF funds on their website? In the name of an independent auditing body, the fund’s trustees have hired a CA firm owned by Sunil Kumar Gupta, a man very close to BJP and our PM. With pictures surfacing depicting their close relationship over the years allegations have come knocking on the Centre’s doors but ended up with no response yet.
All of these are questions that people shouldn’t have to ask. As the largest democracy, we expect our PM to address these concerns. But with more and more people being more vocal about their expectations from their governance, it stands as proof that such conversations are not restricted to the intellectual circles of our society or that the Nation is slowly becoming aware that we deserve better.