There can be an argument that Modi’s ‘earlier you were ashamed of India’ remark is being taken out of context but no one can deny that it is a stupid remark from a Premier of any nation. Thinking about it; it should not come as a surprise to anyone because for the past year that has been the agenda the Modi quarter is trying to push… before saying what is Good about Modi they are interested in putting forward that everything pre-Modi was Bad for India.. because they want to ride on the ‘Better than Manmohan Singh” wave.. It is one of the most undignified and shameful political antic you can see….
Recently I saw a post in Malayalam by a Modi Bhakt that said “You should be ashamed of bad mouthing your own PM; Saying bad about their own PM is like playing with one’s own father’s balls”… As a reply to this an Indian citizen posted a picture of Manmohan Singh in the comment and said “What did you do with your Father’s balls a year ago?” 🙂 And hats off to that Indian Citizen to show the Modi Bhakt that selective playing will hurt his own father’s balls.. again based on which father he is talking about… 🙂
Here I say Indian citizen because for many Modi Bhakts they talk as if Modi is the only thing that matters… I mean it is ok…. But the moment you say one cannot criticize their PM you are heading a very wrong path… Modi gets so carried away in public appearances that his insensitivity comes out quite naturally… And he is so good at it…. He anyway has this whole bandwagon of Modi Bhakts who jump up and down on anything he says….
The problem with the statement is not just the stupidity of saying it as the Prime Minister, It is also a total disregard for anything other than yourself. Modi might have had a reason to feel people are ashamed to call themselves an Indian, but he is not close to the reality that many people both inside and outside India feel the pride. Even the people who have taken a citizenship elsewhere feel the pride to be identified as an Indian.
As human beings the nomad culture is in our blood, we travel for experience, opportunities and more… movement is a part of life for many…. And People started returning to India not because of Modi, as his delusions tell him…. People had started making a come back to India for a long time now, even before the country knew about Modi. And that credit goes to many people other than Modi. And people did not return back to india because they were ashamed of the country that adopted them. Again it was the nomadic nature, the search for opportunities and new experiences…. You don’t leave a country because you are ashamed of it… that is so idiotic to say so….
Modi should start taking credit on what he has done and stop inflating his efforts by discrediting everything before him. It is just unfair politics. As the PM of India Modi should be honest to owe the progress in India to the entrepreneurs and out of the box thinkers of the nation who had started making the difference much before Modi and even politicians before him who have worked to enable growth. We have problems, every nation has its share, we had it before, we have it now, but does not make one ashamed of their country.. But yes what happened in Godhra while he was the chief Minister, yes that is a shame we all should hang our head down.
To be honest I should say Shame on you Modi for discrediting all that others have done… The same guy who said he is a servant of the nation (Mother) now sits and blames on his predecessor…. thinking only you are interested in the best is a pretty disgraceful thinking to say the least… May be you should stop bad mouthing to get the claps. Mr. Modi, for all practical reasons; you are just a mention in India’s governance, you have a long way to be a chapter…. I am not saying you will not, but please don’t act as if you have written the book for all India’s progress…. Take credit, but for what you do….
Next time when you open your mouth carried away by the public, please as the PM of India try to think what you are saying… don’t get in a frenzy and spit stupidity…. Just because Manmohan Singh did not open his mouth while in office you do not have to compensate that by becoming such a chronic case of verbal diarrhea…..
Here is his now infamous remark; This is the full video by the PM Office and his controversial remark starts at 10:00 minutes…
And for those who believe what Modi said and think Indians were ashamed before he became PM; Here are some 41 reasons to be ashamed of being an Indian because all these happened before Modi became the PM.
- Despite India’s weaknesses, the economy has grown to become the world’s tenth largest by nominal GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).
- Signaling a sign of good times, the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) expects India’s GDP to grow at 5.2-5.7 per cent this fiscal year.
- Global rating agency Moody’s said the country’s GDP will grow by 5 per cent this year and rise further in 2015.
- By 2030, India will become the world’s third largest with an economy of $30.3 trillion, after China ($73.5 trillion) and US ($38.2 trillion) according to Standard Chartered. India could be 8.4 times bigger than it is today by 2030.
- Another sign of a better prospects, India’s foreign exchange reserves have zoomed to $320.564 billion, according to RBI.
- India has turned into an attractive destination to invest in. Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India grew by 17 per cent last year to $28 billion, according to a United Nations report.
- India’s love affair with gold is steady. It ranks tenth in the world in gold reserves. The official gold holdings stand at 557.7 tonnes, according to World Gold Council estimates.
- India is one of the world’s largest hubs for diamond and jewellery manufacturing.
- India is also the second largest consumer of gold in the world.
- India’s biggest strength is its vibrant services. It has the distinction of being the sixth largest services exporter in the world, according to Wikimedia Commons.
- India’s total exports grew by 10.22 per cent to $26.4 billion in June this year.
- Software exports, which is another big revenue spinner for the economy is expected to rise to $99 billion, according to Nasscom. The Indian IT industry is currently pegged at $118 billion.
- With a road network that stretches across 33 lakh kms, India has the world’s second largest road network, states NHAI.
- India prides to have the fourth largest rail network in the world. It has a track length which spans 115,000 kilometres and has 7,172 stations, states Wikimedia Commons.
- Indian banking sector employs 1,175,149 people and its 151 commercial banks have 109,811 branches across India.
- Indian banks manage deposits to the tune of Rs 67,504.54 billion ($1.1 trillion), according to Wikimedia Commons.
- Telecom is another success story in India. Telecom subscriber base in India stands at 944.81 million as of July 2014, according to TRAI.
- Thanks to the telecom revolution, the number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 915.19 million at the end of December 2013 to 944.81 million now.
- Among the states, Uttar Pradesh tops with highest number of mobile users followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
- The total number of Internet subscription has increased from 238.71 million at the end of December 2013 to 251.59 million.
- Bombay Stock Exchange in India is the oldest exchange in Asia with over 5,000 listed companies.
- These companies together account for a total market capitalisation of $1.51 trillion as of May 2014, according to Wikimedia Commons.
- The postal department in India offers one of the most efficient services. India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1,55,015 post offices.
- People form the backbone of Indian economy. India has the world’s second largest labour force with 487 million workers in 2012, states Wikimedia Commons.
- Another reason to cheer India’s education and high standards of learning is the fact that a large number of scientists and engineers are from India.
- India’s biggest strength is that 65 per cent of its population is of 35 years, according to Wikimedia Commons.
- India will have another feather in its cap with 64 per cent of its population in the working age category by 2020, according to a report by IRIS Knowledge Foundation.
- India is home to the eighth largest group of super rich people in the world, as there are as many as 14,800 multi-millionaires in the country, finds a report by New World Wealth.
- India’s financial capital Mumbai with 2,700 multi-millionaires, is among the top 25 cities globally for multi-millionaires.
- One of the largest automobile markets in the world, India manufactured 20,626,227 vehicles in 2012-13, says SIAM.
- Farming being the mainstay of the economy, it is not surprising that India ranks second in farm output in the world.
- India is the world’s largest producer in the world of milk, jute and pulses.
- India ranks second in rice, wheat, sugarcane, cotton and groundnut production.
- India is ranked world’s fourth in steel production in 2013 with an output of 81.2 million tonnes.
- The $16 billion Indian aviation sector has the potential to become the third-largest aviation market in the world by 2020 and the largest by 2030, says a Ficci-KPMG report.
- India is set to become the “world’s largest middle class consumer market with an aggregated consumer spend of nearly $13 trillion by 2030,” according to Deloitte.
- India is one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world. India’s retail market is expected to grow at 7 per cent over the next 10 years to $850 billion market by 2020, says Ficci.
- Foreign investors invested about Rs 6,800 crore ($1.3 billion) in the stock market in April 2014.
- The total investment by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in equities since January 2014 has zoomed to a high of Rs 28,979 crore ($4.78 billion).
- India has three of the world’s top ten megacities – Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata according to a United Nations study.
- Among the world’s most attractive outsourcing hubs, Bangalore rules supreme. Bangalore along with Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune are the most attractive IT/ITeS outsourcing location in the world, says a study by consulting firm Tholons