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Modi led BJP Government: From Acche Din to Acche Scams

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By Rukma Singh

Seems like BJP’s never ending claims of ‘Acche Din’ and regular attempts at ensuring cleanliness through the ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan’ don’t necessarily ensure that the ‘secret’ scams and controversies stay under wraps.

With regular scrutiny of the media and opposition parties, which are ready to pounce on at every little opportunity they get, the BJP government hasn’t come out clean in its first year of ‘good governance.’

NewsGram brings to you the most prominent scams and controversies that have occurred in the past one year of ‘acche din.’

NULM Scam

In the last financial year, Centre had granted Rs. 1,078 crore to the states for constructing housing facilities for over 9 lakh urban homeless people, under the  National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM).

However, only 208 houses were built across the country. While around 10 lakh urban people continue to live on roads, footpaths and under flyovers, the NDA government’s response is highly awaited.

Vyapam Scam

Vyapam scam was a massive admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen.

Indore Bench of MP High Court served notices to Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) and Medical Council of India (MCI) following a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by parents of some students after reports that more than 300 ineligible candidates managed to get into the merit list.

As per some reports, it is one of  the biggest scandals to rock Madhya Pradesh. What followed the scandal was a series of mysterious deaths of around 44 people.

Officials investigating the matter claimed that those arrested took the name of people who were already dead, a method used by organized crime syndicates to mislead the probe.

Modi Gate

The most recent controversy that has sparked numerous debates is the alleged help extended by Sushma Swaraj to Lalit Modi, in order to allow him to fly to London.

Congress and Aam Admi Party took this chance to rally and protest against BJP. They went on to demand Swaraj’s resignation from the party.

Within few days of the incident, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje also got embroiled in the controversy with allegations of her having engaged in conversation with Modi to facilitate his travel.

Maharastra Scam

Pankaja Munde’s involvement:

What is said to be the first scam to have happened under the Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra, the opposition has accused state’s Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde of irregularities in purchases for the Integrated Child Development Scheme, a supplementary nutrition scheme for vulnerable children and women.

Munde, daughter of former central Cabinet Minister Gopinath Munde, is accused of awarding contracts worth Rs 230-crore for snacks, dishes, water filters etc for ICDS child care centres, or anganwadis,  through 24 government resolutions on a single day on February 13. Moreover, the food given to the undernourished children was extremely low on quality.

Vinod Tawde’s involvement:

Education minister Vinod Tawde has become the second minister in the Maharashtra government to be accused of irregularities in awarding contracts, with authorities seeking a probe into allegations that his department finalised a Rs 191-crore contract without mandatory e-tendering.

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  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Completely baseless article just to defame Modi govt.

    1. NULM Scam: Work is under process, you just named it scam but there is nothing written about any kind of scam since work is under process.

    2. Vyapam Scam: it happened during 2005 -2011 ………… Modi was C.M not P.M

    3. Lalit Gate: It happened during Congress govt. Congress is completely responsible for it. BJP was not in govt who could allow him to flew away.

    4. Maharashtra Scam: Check the facts, Contract has been cancelled.

  • vinay

    Vyapam Scam chodke baki sab bakwas hai.

  • BITING TRUTH

    ME SURESH MAJHI Lucknow::::Sadly Yogi is More Busy in Harassing Brothers,, Uncles & Neighbours Through The Barbaric ROMEO SQUAD,, when They go to Bring Home Their Sister or Niece,, & Modi is Busy Protecting Cow Through Equally Barbaric COW VIGILANT

  • BITING TRUTH

    ME RAMESH MAJHI Lucknow::::My Daughter DIPTI is 10yrs Class 6. My Friend & Front Door Neighbour Ghansyam Tiwari was Very good. He has No feeling as I am Fisherman Cast & He is Brahmin. He Loves My Daughter Very deeply, So Ghansyam often Hug DIPTI & Kiss at the Cheek & Lips of DIPTI. My Daughter Also Loves Him Very deeply, The Son of Ghansyam GOURAV Also 10yrs Class 6 Same School is Very good. DIPTI-GOURAV Are Best Friends. Other Than Always Play Together,, Always Help each other in Studies,, DIPTI-GOURAV Hug each other & Kiss at the Cheek & Lips of each other. Before The Yogi govt came in UP,, & The Barbaric ROMEO SQUAD Start,, Ghansyam used to Take Both DIPTI & GOURAV on his Bike to School & Bring them Home. But Now We are Forced to rent School Van For DIPTI & GOURAV. Bringing extra Monetary Pressure For we Both Friends. I want to Ask,, Who will Give The Money YOGI,, MODI,, or AMIT SHAH or BJP?

    • KALYAN BANERJI

      RIGHT WHO WILL GIVE THE MONEY

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  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Completely baseless article just to defame Modi govt.

    1. NULM Scam: Work is under process, you just named it scam but there is nothing written about any kind of scam since work is under process.

    2. Vyapam Scam: it happened during 2005 -2011 ………… Modi was C.M not P.M

    3. Lalit Gate: It happened during Congress govt. Congress is completely responsible for it. BJP was not in govt who could allow him to flew away.

    4. Maharashtra Scam: Check the facts, Contract has been cancelled.

  • vinay

    Vyapam Scam chodke baki sab bakwas hai.

  • BITING TRUTH

    ME SURESH MAJHI Lucknow::::Sadly Yogi is More Busy in Harassing Brothers,, Uncles & Neighbours Through The Barbaric ROMEO SQUAD,, when They go to Bring Home Their Sister or Niece,, & Modi is Busy Protecting Cow Through Equally Barbaric COW VIGILANT

  • BITING TRUTH

    ME RAMESH MAJHI Lucknow::::My Daughter DIPTI is 10yrs Class 6. My Friend & Front Door Neighbour Ghansyam Tiwari was Very good. He has No feeling as I am Fisherman Cast & He is Brahmin. He Loves My Daughter Very deeply, So Ghansyam often Hug DIPTI & Kiss at the Cheek & Lips of DIPTI. My Daughter Also Loves Him Very deeply, The Son of Ghansyam GOURAV Also 10yrs Class 6 Same School is Very good. DIPTI-GOURAV Are Best Friends. Other Than Always Play Together,, Always Help each other in Studies,, DIPTI-GOURAV Hug each other & Kiss at the Cheek & Lips of each other. Before The Yogi govt came in UP,, & The Barbaric ROMEO SQUAD Start,, Ghansyam used to Take Both DIPTI & GOURAV on his Bike to School & Bring them Home. But Now We are Forced to rent School Van For DIPTI & GOURAV. Bringing extra Monetary Pressure For we Both Friends. I want to Ask,, Who will Give The Money YOGI,, MODI,, or AMIT SHAH or BJP?

    • KALYAN BANERJI

      RIGHT WHO WILL GIVE THE MONEY

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Why JDU & BJP Coalition Will Remain Intact

JDU knows that this 15-16% votes is not enough to help the party and for the BJP too, only the 17% votes of upper castes are not sufficient

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Nitish Kumar with Narendra Modi.
Nitish Kumar with Narendra Modi.

By Sagarneel Sinha

There have been lots of discussions among the political circles that JDU led by Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar is upset with the BJP and trying to send signals to erst allies — RJD and the Congress. This led to speculations that Nitish may once again join the Grand Alliance (GA) leaving the NDA camp. Already, RJD’s new commander Tejasvi Yadav has clearly stated that Nitish led JDU will not be welcomed in the GA. Despite all the odds, if (suppose) GA partners accommodate Nitish, he wouldn’t be the driving force of the alliance as in 2015. Also, Nitish cannot afford to go alone like in 2014 when his party fetched only 2 seats!

Then which is the correct way for JDU? It is to go with the BJP in the upcoming 2019 polls.
JDU’s advantage in this case is the present situation of the BJP. Currently, the saffron party is not in a strong position as the party would be facing anti-incumbency from a strong RJD led alliance in the state. BJP’s traditional voters are the upper castes who account for 17% of the electorate. This votebank is not enough for the party to help to win elections. The main opposition party — RJD still commands over a larger votebank than BJP. RJD is still a dominant force among the Yadavs and the Muslims who account for 31% of the population. It means BJP has to minus the 31% votes and rely on the rest — 69%. Out of these, 16% are the Mahadalits — a large portion of whom generally hail Nitish Kumar as their leader. Also, there are Kurmis, an OBC group consisting of 4% votes — considered as the supporters of JDU. Nitish Kumar himself is also a Kurmi.

Nitish Kumar Invited to Join NDA by Amit Shah After JDU-BJP Tie-up in Bihar
Nitish Kumar Invited to Join NDA by Amit Shah After JDU-BJP Tie-up in Bihar.

JDU knows that this 15-16% votes is not enough to help the party and for the BJP too, only the 17% votes of upper castes are not sufficient. However, if these votebanks are joined together they form around 31-32%. Plus, to gain the extra votes, both the parties have the option to rely on the personal charisma of Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, there is a power tussle between the two allies to get a respectable share of seats.

This power tussle is because of a strong BJP which earlier used to be a junior ally. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections changed the political scenario of the state where BJP emerged as the largest party in terms of vote share and seats. JDU knows the reality of a new emerging BJP, though it is pushing hard to gain a respectable share of seats for the Lok Sabha elections. Instead, Nitish Kumar has another option — giving the bigger chunk to the BJP for the Lok Sabha elections and the latter playing the junior partner for the 2020 assembly elections if held timely. Given the current situation in the country, in a crucial state like Bihar, BJP can hardly reject JDU as the later still commands over 15-16% votes — a very crucial votebank for winning maximum seats in the 2019 polls. Importance of JDU can also be explained by BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to Patna to have breakfast and dinner with Nitish Kumar. Though in politics there are no permanent friends or foes, so any perfect prediction is impossible. But given the current situation, JDU and BJP parting their ways seems unlikely as both the parties are in need of each other as already highlighted by Amit Shah that the two allies would fight the Lok Sabha elections together. Smiling face of Nitish Kumar was also an indication that the meetings with Amit Shah were fine.