It is back to basics time. Mr. Modi, you promised in the run-up to the 2014 elections with great fervor, that the corrupt will be booked and sent to jail. Four and a half years into your term, the patient populace is still waiting for you to deliver. Indians understand the task you are up against and are willing to give you another term but you must show results in the following things –
- Act decisively in the brewing crisis of Maldives and secure the Indian Ocean. Democracy cannot be hijacked by Wahabis.
- What is stopping you from jailing the 14-15 culprits who have been implicated in various scams? The same bunch of crooks roams free, now manipulating the currency exchange market. Did you check to see how many of these speculators have underlying assets against which they are buying futures? Could it be that they are placing naked shorts against the rupee? Do not believe the half-baked “specialists” in your government who keep telling you that this is a global phenomenon. It is not. There is a determined effort to short the rupee and tangible steps must be taken in order to reverse this. I have been warning of an engineered stock market crash around Diwali time and there appears to have been a successful test run conducted last Friday. If you don’t act against them, the consequences are dire for you and your party.
- Just like you passed the Ordinance on Triple-Talaq (I tip my hat to you on this), pass one to fast-track the building of the Ram Mandir. Remember, you may be in power but Congress continues to rule the country.
Smell of corruption in your govt.?
- No matter how hard a defence you put up, the Rafale scam refuses to go away. Some of your own ministers are engaged in harming you by holding your feet to the fire in this deal. More about this in a separate post.
- Surely you know that the Maran brothers allegedly transferred ownership of SpiceJet to a benami of a senior minister in your cabinet in 2015 for a throwaway price, violating several norms? The quid pro quo for this was that the Marans would be let off in the Aircel Maxis scam, and that is exactly what happened in 2017 (at least in the 2G Special Court). There is more. The son of the said senior minister allegedly invested a princely sum of over $100 million dollars into SpiceJet and this needs to be investigated.
The real reason Mallya left for London
Reliable sources are indicating that the same minister had stuck a deal with Mallya to buy his Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the sum of one rupee, in exchange for letting him off the hook. When Mallya replied that the papers were in London and he needed to get them from there, the Look out notice was changed from Block to Report to allow him to go to London, so he could get the ownership papers back to India. Any idiot would have known that Vijay Mallya was not coming back, especially when it was found that he left with 54 bags! Well, the said minister, having had his bluff called, is still waiting for this and Mallya is now safely ensconced in London and thumbing his nose at the Indian prosecutors who (for reasons unknown) are wilfully botching up the extradition case.
A few bad apples…
You have to get rid of a few bad apples and by doing the above 3 steps, you can still hang your hat on your record of at least partially delivering on your promises. Right now, you are batting for four and half years and have not yet opened your account. Wake up and smell the coffee, Mr. Modi. The opposition is not the one you must be concerned about, it is someone in your own backyard that is sabotaging all your efforts.
 Actions that Modi Govt. can take to arrest the slide of the Rupee – Sep 18, 2018, PGurus.com
 Damocles index shows Rupee as being strong and yet… – Sep 12, 2018, PGurus.com
 Swamy writes to ED, urges probe of $150 million Money Laundering in dubious SpiceJet deal – Jul 14, 2017, PGurus.com