When Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while targeting Congress’ indecent remarks, asked ‘What have I done to deserve these insults’ during an election rally at Banaskantha, he surely wasn’t expecting a response. But Devdan Chaudhari, an author, penned a 22-point ‘brief’ response to PM on Facebook, listing reasons why he ‘deserved these insults’.
From not taking responsibility for destroying India’s economy to keeping development above social justice, from doing nothing to curb religious hatred to silencing dissent, Devdan mentions every possible thing that has gone wrong according to him during BJP’s 3.5 years of rule.
His post has gone viral and has already got more than 1.2 k shares. Many are trolling him while some are agreeing with his points. Interestingly, former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court against Narendra Modi after the 2002 riots, also shared Devdan’s post.
Devdan wrote “Here’s a brief list to answer your question Mister Prime Minister:
1. For destroying India’s economy via Demonetisation and not taking responsibility for the damage it has done.
2. For destroying the traditional plural culture of our ancient land via organised polarisation – not just religious, but also regional, linguistic and cultural.
3. For destroying the profound teachings of Hinduism/ Sanatan Dharma by placing Savarkar’s fascist Hindutva as Hinduism.
4. For continuing the charade of fake nationalism when your deeds and policies are only harming India.
5. For being a government – not of India – but of Hindutva forces, crony corporations and foreign vested interests – especially the Zionist global banking cartel.
6. For false promises and falsehoods which are being spread through multiple channels everyday.
7. For violating the principles of the Indian Constitution by introducing theocratic militant nationalism and anti-privacy/ anti-freedom Aadhaar.
8. For destroying the pillars of Democracy by de-fanging media and institutions – which are critical to offer any semblance of truth and justice.
9. For not listening to people and the diversity of voices – but to impose dictates via coercion and intimidation.
10. For being anti-intellectual and actively promoting the hatred of the learned and the educated.
11. For doing all the tricks in the book to curb dissent and freedom of expression.
12. For sinking all the human development indexes since 2014.
13. For waging a fake ‘morality play ‘of anti-corruption crusade when the real policies of the government point to the opposite direction.
14. For hiding from unscripted questions which the people want to ask you – no single press conference since you came to power.
15. For focussing on PR, publicity, events and propaganda, but not the real issues of the nation.
16. For ruining India’s traditional ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy.
17. For instigating the ego – hate and greed – through your theatrical ‘carrot and stick’ speeches.
18. For surrounding yourself with sycophants who have no talent for governance.
19. For being obsessive about grandiose ideas/ misplaced priorities and failing to deliver.
20. For misunderstanding the meaning of ‘development’ by neglecting social justice.
21. For being pro-super-rich and putting the poor and the Middle class under the technocratic Neoliberal Economic policies which have hollowed out the West.
22. For raging a war against India via the toxic brew of Hindutva and Neoliberalism, and destroying the people’s faith and trust upon the government.
And you ask, what I have done to deserve this?
A few clearly disagreed with Devdan’s 22-point reply:
While a few others, lauded him:
Read Devdan’s Facebook post.
Will PM Modi be thinking what did he do to deserve this, again?