“We do not need ACTS, but ACTION.” What a relevant observation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In India, with a population of 1.252 billion people, 30% of its populace live under the poverty line. There is a lack of sanitation, leading which gives rise to all kinds of diseases. Unless the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is embraced by all, India will continue to remain a country which is okay with garbage.
When I walk down the streets, I am astounded by how swiftly Kindergarteners use tech gadgets. What a change in time! Modi Sarkaar, with a go-getting attitude, turned the tables and has innovatively come up with the idea of Digital India, and Swachh Bharat App to reach the masses. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is an effort by NaMo, a nationwide cleanliness campaign to fulfil the vision and mission of clean India one day!
The plan is to provide toilet and sanitation facilities in all rural and remote areas, to create public awareness of cleanliness, to clean roads, streets, encroachments and make India one of the cleanest countries of the world by 2019.
By asking for a helping hand from political leaders from the opposing parties and celebrities, Prime Minister Modi outreach has paid rich dividends. Even Shashi Tharoor came out and contributed to the cause and had to suffer the wrath of the Congress party. If Shashi Tharoor could do it, Arvind Kejriwal can very well do it, considering he is still a novice. Modi has been successful in creating a sense of awareness and catching the eye of every Indian.
Ever since Narendra Modi took the reins of the government, he has been continually focusing on “Minimum government and maximum governance.”A sense of accountability has gripped the bureaucracy. He is continuously the talk of the town.
While Modi Sarkaar endeavours to make India one of the cleanest countries, Aam Aadmi Party continues to entangle itself in internal strife, ignoring the cleanliness drive and the related initiatives. Mr. Kejriwal seems to be on a different tangent, disconnected with the nationwide idea of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’. Despite being the capital city, Delhi suffers from extreme dirt and garbage. Lutyen’s Delhi is not the real Delhi. There are so many areas that need special attention, but Arvind Kejriwal and AAP have other agenda.
Jitender Singh Tomar, the AAP minister of law and order, is incriminated in the fake degree case. Vinod Kumar Binny went public with a catalogue of grievances against AAP and Mr Kejriwal. He had said: “The party does not function democratically. Five people take all the decisions, Arvind gets angry if people express any differences with him. He is a dictator. If anyone speaks against him, he starts shouting,” he said.
The party promised to open 500 new schools and 20 new colleges. This translates to opening 100 new schools and five new colleges every year. With more than 100 days gone by, it is still a mystery as to how does Delhi CM, Mr. Kejriwal , propose to meet its target, when neither any land has been acquired, nor any budgetary provisions have been allocated.
It is important that Arvind Kejriwal supports PM Modi in his effort. Otherwise, he would be seen as playing politics of revenge. He is already facing such a situation.