Taking the last dig to pressurize the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government to comply with its Palampur resolution on the Ram temple, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionaries said that there is no other option and the government needs to come forward showing courage for this holy work, ahead of the winter session of Parliament to bring a legislation for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya respecting the public sentiment and take positive steps.
Terming it as one last push, on December 9, 2018 the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)’s Dharma Sabha in Ramlila Maidan, senior RSS functionary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, while reminding the BJP of its Palampur resolution had passed a resolution that ‘Ram Mandir Wahin Banayenge’ (Ram temple will be there only), They demanded that the time has come to respect that resolution. Without any hesitation, the ruling government should move ahead towards fulfilling their commitment, Joshi said in presence of thousands of Lord Ram devotees, saints and religious gurus.
Joshi also said with full conviction that there is no other option. For this holy work, NDA needs to come forward showing courage. This is the request of all Ram bhakts he claimed. He stressed that they are not begging, just expressing their views. The power has a big role in respecting these sentiments. Joshi believe that those is power will understand these sentiments and will take positive steps, as the construction of Ram temple would bring “Ram Rajya” in the country and till the time it gets constructed, the movement will go on.
He believes that the construction of temple will lay foundation of Ram Rajya in the country will decide, on which way the country will move ahead. Till the construction of temple, the movement will continue.
Sadly on the other side of the nation, Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS), the largest tea body of Assam on the same day slammed Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, who often refers to himself as a “chaiwala”, for not being considerate towards the plight of the state’s tea garden workers and urged him to implement the promised minimum wage of Rs 350 before the new year starts.
ACMS General Secretary Rupesh Gowala said while Modi often refers to himself as a “chaiwala”, he is yet to make good on his promises towards a million tea garden labourers in the state in the last four years, as before the Lok Sabha elections of 2014, Modi addressed several rallies in Assam and assured that the tea garden labourers would be paid a minimum wage of Rs 350 per day.
The tea garden workers in Brahmaputra Valley in Assam are presently drawing Rs 167 per day while the tea garden workers in Barak Valley are getting Rs 145 per day.
This is not the only unfulfilled assurance of the NDA, which stormed into power with the assurance of creating jobs. However, Make in India, The National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC), including the special Star Programme for the North Eastern region could not achieve the target, due to lack of resource persons on the specific lists of programmes. Next come the unenthusiastic youth who never consider that such skill development programmes will enhance their ability. This has led to the poor performance of this ambitious flagship programme of the NDA.
Next comes the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao which is a personal campaign of the Government of India under the NDA that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls. But the horrifying assault on girls child and women, including the rank holder continues to shock the nation, which only reaffirms that if the mindset of the masses refuses to change, be it for enhancing skills or respecting the womenfolk in India, it is impossible for any government to simply legislate laws and programmes in Cabinet meetings or Parliament without gauging the sentiments of the grassroots.
The next disaster under NDA is the Digital India programme, where the poor internet services across India and lack of computing skills, mainly in the far flung villages has turned this flagship programme into sour grapes. The central government should have set up the infrastructure, mainly the improvement of telecommunication and networks before launching the Digital India programme.
Then comes the no cash transaction or the plastic money, after the demonetization, the NDA is pushing the nation to use e-transaction. Again, due to lack of facilities or infrastructure, the bank services are always disturbed due to the ‘system down’ also the poor internet services have turned the ambitious policy into a laughable programme of the NDA regime.
With regards to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Swachh Bharat Mission (‘Clean India Mission) which is a nation-wide campaign in India for the period 2014 to 2019 that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rural areas might, this has earned laurel outside India, but at ground zero, the nation remains as dirty as ever, it is just an opportunity for photo shoots for the politicians and the celebrities.
Many more such good projects and schemes under the NDA government which could not take off, either due to lack of infrastructure or poor participation of the public also need the further push by social organizations, NGOs, or social activities and not just Ram Temple in Ayodhya which requires the last push. Let the nation rise and be as aggressive as Ram bhakts to take the central policy ahead during this upcoming winter session and before the 2019 Lok Sabha General Election.