It is of course the special privilege of the Prime Minister — who to make a Minister and who not to make. And obviously, he will make only that person a Minister in whom he has complete trust. In the first cabinet expansion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some discrepancies were seen, which it is certain his associates would not have apprised him about. We want to apprise him about them because we want to see Narendra Modi become successful, and this success is not of a person named Narendra Modi, but is of the Prime Minister of the country. The Prime Minister of the country has been elected for the next 5 years and the pain or curse that the people of the country have suffered in the last 10 years – it is to be rid of it that they have trusted everything that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. That is why we want Narendra Modi to be successful, especially in fulfilling those promises which he has made regarding development. Those promises which he has made regarding inflation and corruption and those promises in which he has talked about the doors opening for new hopes.
It would have been good if the Bharatiya Janata Party had resolved its differences with Uddhav Thackeray, which have to be sorted out if not today then tomorrow. In that case at least the credibility of the Maharashtra Assembly wouldn’t have suffered a blow. But the kind of politics there is, the kind of political parties there are, the persons chosen by them will be like that too — there are now no two ways about it.
Narendra Modi has given the responsibility of the most important Ministry in his Cabinet to Manohar Parikkar. Manohar Parikkar was the Chief Minister of Goa and Narendra Modi has made him Defense Minister of the country. However, in between the oath taking and the designations for the Ministries becoming known, informed sources of the Bharatiya Janata Party spread talk that Rajnath Singh may get Defense and Manohar Parikkar may get the Home Ministry. If that would have happened, then it would have been an injustice to both, because the message would have gone across that Rajnath Singh has done something really wrong because of which he was removed from the Home Ministry and then it would have become difficult for Rajnath Singh to remain in the Cabinet, or at the very least his credibility would have ended. Rajnath Singh’s Ministry remained with him without any tinkering — this will be counted amongst the good actions of Narendra Modi. And he has given the Defense Ministry to a perfectly appropriate person, because the Defense Ministry at this time is actually going through a time of significant turmoil.
I remember that the former Army Chief, General Vijay Kumar Singh, had written 11 letters to the Prime Minister of that time, Manmohan Singh, out of which 3 letters had been leaked by the Defense Ministry! One of those letters said that our forces don’t even have ammunition to fight a war for even three days. No mention was made in it of good weapons. The basic necessity — meaning, ammunition, that itself was not there. My information tells me that the situation is the same even today. That is why it is necessary that the new Army Chief make plans to produce ammunition and modern weapons in the country itself. The weapons that are bought, a
The Bharatiya Janata Party too has started taking the support of those techniques the support of which should not be taken. The first example of this is the Maharashtra Assembly, where without taking the vote a trust vote was passed. Due to this the credibility of the Speaker of the Assembly, the Chief Minister and all people involved has plummeted.
technology transfer deal should be done for them too and the country should be made completely self dependent in the defense sector.
But why the Prime Minister changed the other Ministry — Railways, this no one could understand. He removed Sadanand Gowda from the Rail Ministry, and made him the Law Minister. But the biggest question is that a person against whose son a case of rape is going on, who is an accused, you have made him the Law Minister! This doesn’t come anywhere within the radius or frame of ethics. Similarly, why did he give the Rail Ministry to Suresh Prabhu, this also is beyond understanding, because Suresh Prabhu is quite knowledgeable about the power sector and his name itself is known in the country for doing work in the power sector.
Narendra Modi has made almost all those persons Ministers who before the elections, had left other parties and joined his party. No questions arise from this, because when someone joined his party, obviously the person concerned no longer remained in the other party and became a member only of his party. But what kind of wisdom is it not to give Civil Aviation to Rajiv Pratap Rudy? Similarly why was Dr. Harsh Vardhan removed from the Health Ministry, whereas he is considered an honest Health Minister, and in his place the Prime Minister made his friend J P Nadda the Health Minister. Against J P Nadda there is an allegation of transferring a Vigilance Officer. J P Nadda could have been given some other Ministry and Harsh Vardhan too could have been kept in the same Ministry. Because, there are some Ministries where if any proposal comes before a doctor, then he can analyse it well and thoroughly. A person knowledgeable about civil aviation, like Rajiv Pratap Rudy, if he would have been there in the Civil Aviation Ministry, then he would have been able to do more work. Modi made Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi a State Minister, but even if he would have made Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi a State Minister and given him Independent charge, it might have been
We are writing all this with hope, because we know that whatever plans the Government makes affects the common people. However, we know that just as the Congress didn’t listen to the right advice, similarly there is no guarantee Narendra Modi will listen to the right advice. But still it is our duty to make Narendra Modi aware of those things which are related to the chair he occupies.
The Bharatiya Janata Party too has started taking the support of those techniques the support of which should not be taken. The first example of this is the Maharashtra Assembly, where without taking the vote a trust vote was passed. Due to this the credibility of the Speaker of the Assembly, the Chief Minister and all people involved has plummeted. When the Bharatiya Janata Party knew that all MLAs of the National Congress Party will walk out from the Assembly, then why after this did it take this step — probably behind this the untrustworthiness of Sharad Pawar might have been there. It would have been good if the Bharatiya Janata Party had resolved its differences with Uddhav Thackeray, which have to be sorted out if not today then tomorrow. In that case at least the credibility of the Assembly wouldn’t have suffered a blow. But the kind of politics there is, the kind of political parties there are, the persons chosen by them will be like that too — there are now no two ways about it.