Monday, July 22, 2013

Why I think UPA is a bad news...

Before I begin,I need everybody to know I am just a house wife. I need to make it clear that what I write is my personal view. I am not pro BJP and I am not being paid to write this by any party or person. 


 I am not a political analyst. I don't even aspire to be one in future. Politics was a always a dirty word, but in recent times it has become dirtier and murkier than it was ever before.

Let me begin with a question....

What is good government?

Thomas Jefferson : The care of it's citizen's life and happiness and not their destruction is the only legitimate object of good government.

Tony AbottI understand that government should live within its means, value the money it holds in trust from you the taxpayer, avoid waste and, above all else, observe the first maxim of good government: namely, do no avoidable harm.

According to me a good government is the one that can make the citizen look up to them. Make them feel secure in and out of their homes. Assure them that nothing would happen to them and that they have our backs. The government that can make it's citizen feel proud and not hang their heads in shame.  The government that can make the society livable with good roads, safe drinking water , good and affordable homes and affordable and edible vegetables and above all freedom to go out in the middle of the night and come back home without being robbed, assaulted or RAPED.

I just read somewhere A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it. I wouldn't say Congress-led government is worst ever...that wld be exaggeration. But It has been  by far the worst government I had to face in my adult life (I am 32 yrs old). 

Seeing what Congress has done to us in last 10 yrs. The concept of Good Government seems like an oxymoron. 

1. Terrorism : 

No. Terrorist attacks in last 9 years = 34 
No. of people died = 998 (official figure)

Consider this, when the UPA government took over from NDA there were 9 States and 76 Districts that were Naxal infested. Now, latest reports say, there are 18 States with up to 250 Districts that are Naxal infested. So, would we be wrong if we say the UPA government, far from fighting, is actually nurturing Naxalism? The number of armed guerillas by the time NDA finished its tenure were less than 7000, now, during UPA-2 they are estimated to be more than 13,500.

In short, I could say UPA doesn't have our backs . In stead they put our backs in front at the time of war and attacks.

2. Usage of Taxpayer's money : 

A good government should live within it's means, value the money it holds in trust from the Taxpayer and most importantly avoid waste.  

Bharat Nirman is a good example to prove my point.

The entire Bharat Nirman campaign costed the poor us a good 100 crores. We pay around 60% of monthly income as tax back to government, hoping we would get good roads, 24hrs. electricity better infra structure.But see how they use our hard earned money Rs 100 crore is no small amount. They increase Diesel prices, Petrol prices, GAS rationing and Service Tax with excuse of "Paise Ped Per Nahi Ugatae Hain" I think they do need reminding that "Paise pedh pe nahin ugate hain"

Why are they showing Sonia Gandhi picture in the ad? Sonia gandhi is the president of Congress but she holds no place in the government. If it's a congress ad ...congress should have paid for it and not us.

The sad part you are making roads in the remotest corners.... while der r hardly any roads in the metropolitan cities.

Roads in Mumbai

Roads in Kolkata
Roads in Delhi

It's the cities where the real 'tax paying' India lives. Don't we deserve roads? In spite of keeping funds for road repair...roads continue to be pothole ridden.Where does all the money go?

3. Citizen's interests :

Happiness and safety of it's citizen is the utmost priority of a Good Government 

July 14 2011, Soon after Mumbai terror blast, our so called youth leader, Congress spokesperson Mr. Rahul Gandhi said "It is very difficult to stop every single terrorist attack." (Thank u for being this comforting, you just successfully made our lives more miserable than it was. Government themselves agreed they can't stop terrorist attacks, we r left to fend for our own selves)

Are we city dwellers are happy?

Inflation, price rise: Increase in prices of every basic commodity, including grains. No Jobs. No safe drinking water. No roads. This Government has generously sold everything to the MNCs, just to further inflate growing economic woes. Instead of concentrating on the home grown industries, it is blindly inviting international market players to promote already established brands, which is not necessary for the country.

If most of the pockets are empty who do u think is going to invest in these brands?"

Okay, Do you really think the people living in villages are happy?

Reducing incomes, stagnating yields, increasing costs of cultivation, fragmenting of land-holdings and reducing of institutions credit facilities plot the graph of farmers' suicides in India.

According to the official reports  2,70,940 farmer suicides have been reported throughout the country over the past 17 years. For 2004-12, the number is 1,46,373, at a much higher annual average of 16,264 suicides. So rural don't seem very happy with the current government either .

So who's the happiest of us all?

Other than Foreign and Domestic Big Business houses and Politicians...nobody seem to be very happy with the current government.

In this I would like to put forward the example of Air IndiaAir India's management has given up 32 of its most profitable routes and best timings for the benefit of foreign airlines such as Lufthansa, Air Arabia and domestic private airlines such as Jet Airways and King Fisher. When Air India needed only 24 aircrafts, Praful Patel and Arvind Jadhav have ordered 111 Boeing 777 and 787 aircrafts. This deal has saved Boeing, the aircraft manufacturing American company from sinking, but sunk Air India as a loss making company! They also given Air India's prime land in Kalina in Mumbai worth 65,000 Crore Rupees to the private company MIAL and prime lands of Air India in Delhi worth 35,000 Crore rupees to the private company DIAL, both free of cost! Similarly, they have handed over valuable ground handling assets of AI to SATS free of cost! Thus, they have made Air India bankrupt by their corrupt and criminal deeds. Air India's past CMD Arvind Jadhav and past Aviation minister Praful Patel have looted thousands of crores of rupees of Air India in various ways and saddled it with a cumulative loss of over 60,000 Crore Rupees.

4. A clean image :

 LOL.... oh I would so love to talk about that

A prominent magazine once said Scam's in UPA regime is bigger than the budget of a developed nation. I kinda agree with it. The money involved is no more in million..but in billions and trillions.

Till date since 2004 there had been 12 scams.....12 scams in 9 years. 

  • Coal Scam costing Rs. 1.86 Lakhs Crore to the exchequer
  • 2G spectrum scam costing 1.76 lakhs crore to the exchequer
  • Chopper Scam  costing us Rs. 3,600 crores
  • Tatra truck scam costing us Rs 750 crores 
  • CWG scam Costing us Rs. 90 crores.
  • Cash-for-vote scam
  • Adarsh Scam 
  • IPL scam
  • Satyam Scam
  • Maharashtra stamp duty scam costing us Rs.640 crores
  • Indian Air force land scam
  • Andhra Pradesh EMMAR scam Rs. 2500 crores
That's too much for any government. I am still wondering how did Robert Vadra managed to make that kind of money. I guess it's not just the dancing skills that's needed to make it that big.

5. Security of it's citizens :

As mentioned earlier that these guy's definitely don't have our backs covered at the time of any terrorist attack but they are equally helpless in case of crimes against women, children and aged.

Just open any day's newspaper. It would be filled with horror stories relating to Female infanticides, Child abuse, Rapes. Murder of elderly people. Whilst the crime incidents of counterfeiting increased by 91 per cent during the period, cases of rape, molestation, dowry deaths and theft too kept pace. Rape cases grew by 47.51 per cent and molestation by 30.82 per cent while dowry deaths and theft cases rose by 21.31 per cent and 14.77 per cent respectively. Put together the cognizable crime rate grew by 25 per cent during in last 10 years. 

6. Maintaining respect in the eyes of it's citizens :

It wouldn't be wrong if I said that the names like Man Mohan Singh ; Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi , Kapil Sibal are often used in order to criticize or mock them. I have often heard pretty funny jokes about these characters. I have never heard anybody, say anything about these people. The scams had already tarnished their image. But their attitude towards the offender and it's own citizens were equally bad.

The apathy showed by our current government is heart breakng. Pakistan had been messing with us since long. There people come and kills hundred of innocent people and what does this government do and say " The peace talks are on but we won't play any cricket matches with pakistan." Wow that's a huge punishment to them. 

They kill indian soldiers and send their Mutilated bodies.... just saying we condemn it strongly will not get bck the dead. Actions need to be taken . The very laid-back attitude of the government towards pakistan,  is killing. I as a citizen feel helpless and my head hangs in shame. I really wish like America, even we can give robust responces to Pakistan's idiosyncrasies. How long are we going to run to the teacher (US AND UN) and keep complaining about the bully (Pakistan). One day we have to stand up for ourselves, do something offensive, so that they know we don't take things lying down.

Ciivilans treated shabbily (delhi rape case agitation and the police trying stop it with force water canons and tear gas ) while Salman Khurshid inviting Pakistani delegates for dinner soon after they kill our two jawans. How fair is that?

I would like to sum it up for all the readers, who cared to read till the last, trust me UPA is not an option any more. We all deserve better.


  1. The points you made are excellent.
    Only one problem. Why did you mention that you are "ONLY" a housewife?
    You, ma'am, are a citizen of this country and as much entitled to an opinion as anyone else.
    Being a housewife does not invalidate your point of view or make it less relevant in any way.

    1. "ONLY A HOUSEWIFE" was just to prove a point. I am sooo glad u read it.I really thought nobody would care to read this article :D

  2. The points you raise are almost known to one and all. The UPA Govt will soon reap what it now sows.

  3. Now politics are business, buy voters with 500 rupees per vote n win elections, then loot money from govt as much as they can in 5 years, see now there are panchayat election in in andhra, there all parties are spending each 30-50 lacks per village, just to buy votes from labour, so how they can they earn money back ? there is no doubt that they loot govt money.
    and fact about congress is very bad from starting country itself, congress leads this country into very bad situations,, first computer is invented in Bharat,, then nehru has opposed n stopped, then that guy given to west, still now country name spoken as govt is "India" its actually colonial name,, we need to change name to Bharat or Aryavartha, but no govt cares.
    the main reason people dont care about people is,, reservation system in this country,, around 69% govt jobs, govt college seats, are reserved for backward cast,, and now muslim reservation is 5% , ,,lol,, then who cares for who in this country,, only known ppl will help known.
    but there is some considerable success in time of BJP in finances sector, economy wise, defense wise developments,, when this congress comes,, spoils all development of defense sector,,, rather concentrated on their own pockets filling,, its really bad govt.

  4. I totally agree with what you've written. I hope more people think like you and me.


  5. lot to learn . . .lot to learn . . . every precious vote!

  6. Hi Renu - I appreciate you for writing this. I don't believe in UPA or the NDA. Its like same for everyone and poor people are at the suffering end. That's sad! but can we do anything? ...And all that we can do is..Zilch!

  7. Very well compiled and smartly presented. Great effort put in to sift, sort and stack instances of the governmental apathy, neglect and failure under relevant areas affecting the people. Being "just a housewife" and yet managing time and energy for such a comprehensive article makes it all the more commendable.
    ("Housewife" - The most inadequate expression in English, that fails utterly to sufficiently describe various facets of a highly undervalued person in our society)...M

  8. Further on the subject, of a rudderless, and yet highly destructive UPA, and the passion/art of writing - an educative brilliant article by Pratap Bhanu Mehta :-


  9. Renu .. I am glad you have dragged the UPA govt point by point .. and my complain is with Congress all the more because they have ruled for the maximum number of years ..and they are the reason why the word called Corruption emerged in Indian society ... What Tatas and Birlas took 3 generations to do Ambani did in one generation .. thanks to con gress - con and con aggressively !!

    NDA in its 6 years and 13 days took decisions like the Golden Quadrangle because they believed commuting between cities should take lesser time !! They gave Pakistan a great lesson .. by throwing them off ground ( Kandhar incident was although not a right decision,i feel) for intruding and China was scared of Indian Govt !!
    Here everyone is busy minting money and making Swtzerland a rich country :(
    I know you are not a pro BJP .. but I am sure being an Indian you have one expectation and that is true leader .. not these UPA thugs !!
    I doubt .. anything will happen in favour of the country .. the cheap Indian politics will manage to secure votes for the corrupts and they will be in power .. :(
    I wish I could translate your article in Hindi and other regional languages and distribute it nationwide !!

  10. Aap india ki ek jimedar nagrik hain .... or is desh ko aap jaisey hi logo ki jarurat hai madam india main durga or rani laxmibai jaisi devi hain jo kuch bhi kar sakti hain ... i proud of u madam . Is desh ko aap jaisey nagrik ki sakht jarurat hai .... Jai Hind



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