I see the same approach.. err hysteria with this UPA government; more precisely the Congress party. Every time the prospect of elections, legislative or assembly looms large, Congress goes on a tizzy of hysteria to accomplish many things in a short span. As expected they never achieve their initial goal and end up telling lies and employ various means of cheating. Both in person or otherwise. What else you will call the contents of this tweet of mine? May be a grand political hysteria where we see an incompetent government, neck deep in corruption charges, trying its best to cheat the nation with a lot of lie peddling. Like the friends of my engineering college, it is that last minute frantic attempt at covering up their avalanche of nonperformance under colorful lies in the name of Bharat Nirman. Whether they would be successful in fooling the masses yet again or not is a separate debate, the manner they believe they can hoodwink the nation with these flimsy grandstanding is commendable.
630 crores is what this corrupt government is planning to spend. While the whole attempt is diabolic to say the least, it is hilarious to know that such a big amount would be spent by the government to alert people on things they have done for them. 630 crores? Seriously? For me, this itself clears at least one thing; the government has actually done nothing in these four years or may be nine years. Had they have achieved a tenth of what they are showing in their advertisements, the nation wouldn’t have to be told of things they gained because of such outstanding governance. People would have seen them happening in front of them. People would have felt the development in their gut. I agree you require advertising your achievements at times but spending 630 crores on them shows that, you actually are advertising lies instead of truth. Because truth seldom requires this much amount to prove itself. I am sure a good 70% of what UPA wants to peddle through this ‘Bharat Nirman’ nonsense is untruth. One more interesting thing that emerges from this HT column is that, the money this UPA government is planning to waste in spraying perfume on their otherwise rotting achievements is sponsored by the same public whom this whole exercise is aimed at fooling. Why else a finance committee is required to approve the same, had it been from the Congress coffers? That is another insult-to-the-injury. First a party gets engaged fulltime in looting public money and then to cover up their loot they spend few more hundred crores of public money again to come up with divisive advertisements. How absurd things can get has a new definition henceforth I guess.
Let’s keep aside the matter of morality; as it is expecting the same from Congress is a real tough ask. Let’s rather concentrate on the lies they peddle through these BN advertisements. The best that BN offers as a lie is the one where a bunch of villagers listen with their mouth open when another of them explains what he saw when he was in Delhi. Honestly, if after 65 odd years of independence, citizens get a jaw dropping experience by hearing about something called escalators, then it shows how pathetic we were all this while with our development. And who ruled for the most part of these 65 years? Rather showing advertisements which are potential of erupting laugh riots, Congress should have been ashamed of their misdeeds. But again shamelessness is another trademark of Congress and we should leave them with that.
Back to the advertisements. So it is the Congress that brought Metro Rail to India. Much like all the good things, including law-and-order, it is the Mai-Baap of Congress party (read Gandhi family) whom we should thank for the metro rail as well. If you rewind back a little, it is the year 2002 that we first saw metro in Delhi. And who was at center during that period? Definitely Congress, no? Even the first metro that came to India in Kolkatta was because of Congress and Gandhi family, even though it was the CPM that was ruling in the state that time. Such melancholic big mouth liars these Congress stooges are. All that they want is to fool the people in believing the magnanimity of Gandhi family in shaping India and all those sacrifices tucked therein; Chacha Nehru and down till Robert Vadra. As a sample, let’s look at the proposed Bengaluru Metro project for which the Congress party wants to run away with all the credits. A simple revenue sharing (published in Bengaluru Metro Corporation’s official website) report would suggest the amount of lies that is peddled through the advertisement. It is only 25% that the government is funding for the whole project while the state government (govt of Karnataka) is funding 30%. Even in the revised cost, the funding of central government is reduced to 23.47% while state’s funding share increased to 31.16%. And which party was in power when the MOU for the project with the above mentioned funding pattern was signed between the state and the center? Even if BJP was never credited for this project, the Congress hacks want to shower themselves with all the credit by spewing lies in the BN advertisements. Hope they do take note of the escalators at every Bengaluru Metro station to continue having jaw dropping expressions among the rural villages of Karnataka.
Ditto is the case with our National Highway projects. Though Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the person with the vision of golden quadrangle and kick started the project without much noise, Congress wants to even credit themselves for what Vajpayeeji did during his tenure. No sooner Congress got back to power in 2004; Vajpayee’s pictures were taken off from all the mega road projects and replaced by those of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh or at places with those of Rahul Gandhi even. That is how a mega lie is brewed at grassroots level to sabotage the truth. Idea is very simple – to project the Mai-Baap of Congress as the Mai-Baap of the entire nation; specifically for the poor and illiterate of our villages whom the Congress always wants to remain perpetual poor and illiterate.
Look at the landing page of this Bharat Nirman baloney. Look at each bullet points, or the so called steps required for Bharat to be Nirmaned in its entirety. Do you see supplying of healthy drinking water or some nonsense to that effect at the top? Hope you have seen how people in Maharashtra were begging for water from the tankers that were watering the highway side plants. If this is what the state of this drinking water supply target in a state ruled by the Congress, you can imagine how precarious it would be in other non-congress ruled states. Not only the drinking water but each and every bullet point in the page tells a story of a bigger lie that it hides. A quick glance at the details of different departments catering to each bullet point will tell you how seasoned liars these Congress stooges are. Each of the details present in the official Bharat Nirman site is far, far from the ground reality. As like their abjured and morphed website, the TV commercials are also full of gossip, lies and false grandstanding with a sole intention of fooling the nation.
How I wish we had something similar here as what Florida does have back there. Imagine how many of these Congress liars would have been cooling their heels behind bars because of their pan India regular public and digital farting. I am sure if our police get strict as their counterparts of Florida, most of these Congress morons would find themselves in a very volatile situation. When I say most, that includes their heir apparent to start with; who in fact is the fart master of the party, closely followed by the likes of Digvijay Singh and Kapil Sibal.