Modi "from T20 to Test Match"

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  1. Zebra

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    Published on Aug 15, 2015, by Rajdeep Sardesai


    Watch Modi's Perennial Hound-Nemesis Rajdeep Sardesai on how the PM is Finally Waking up to Bitter Realities of 2015

    Sunday, August 16, 2015 by Indiandefense News

    Read Modi's Independence Day speech:

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today highlighted the resolve of 125 crore Indians, as "Team India", to root out corruption, and to make India a developed nation by 2022 – the 75th anniversary of independence.

    Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of India's 69th Independence Day, the Prime Minister gave a broad overview of the achievements of Team India, over the last 15 months. He said that the unity, simplicity and brotherhood of 125 crore Indians, is the strength of this nation, and casteism and communalism have no place in our society.

    The Prime Minister explained how various initiatives of his Government have resulted in removing corruption from different aspects of governance. In this context, he highlighted the auctions of coal, spectrum and FM radio licenses. He mentioned the PAHAL scheme for direct transfer of LPG subsidy, which has resulted in savings of Rs. 15,000 crore. He said the introduction of "neem-coated urea" has helped to end diversion of subsidized urea to non-agricultural purposes. He acknowledged that the common man still faces problems because of corruption. The Prime Minister described corruption as a termite, which needs bitter medicine, with possible side-effects, to cure. Through the various initiatives of the Government, the Prime Minister highlighted how each had contributed to the elimination of middlemen. He said that in the last year, the CBI had registered 1800 cases against corruption, as against 800 in the year before that.

    The Prime Minister said important steps had been taken in the drive against black money, and the outflow of unaccounted income to foreign destinations had been checked.

    The Prime Minister stressed on the need for farmers' welfare, and declared that the Ministry of Agriculture would be renamed as the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare. He said that his Government was focusing on raising farm productivity, and providing electricity and irrigation to farmers. He said the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana had been launched with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore.

    The Prime Minister recalled some of the resolves he had made in his Independence Day address last year. He said the promise of toilets in all schools had been almost fulfilled, with the cooperation of States. He said financial inclusion had received a big boost with the opening of 17 crore bank accounts through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. He said the Rs. 20,000 crore deposited in the Jan Dhan accounts reflected the "richness of India's poor". (गरीबों की अमीरी)

    The Prime Minister also spoke of the welfare schemes launched by the Union Government, including Atal Pension Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, and the schemes launched for labour welfare.

    Describing children as the greatest brand ambassadors for "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan," the Prime Minister said this vision had generated great interest for the people of India.

    The Prime Minister announced the "Start-Up India" initiative, which would encourage entrepreneurship among the youth of India. He said each of the 1.25 lakh bank branches, should encourage at least one Dalit or Adivasi entrepreneur, and at least one woman entrepreneur. "Start-Up India, Stand-Up India," the Prime Minister said.

    On the long-standing demand from ex-serviceman for One-Rank, One-Pension, the Prime Minister reiterated that the demand had been accepted by the Government "in-principle." He said the modalities were being worked out with stakeholders, and he was hopeful of a positive outcome.

    The Prime Minister reiterated his Government's resolve to make India a developed nation by 2022, with a house and access to basic services like electricity, to all. He said the Government had resolved to connect with electricity, all the 18,500 villages which still remain without power, within the next 1000 days. He also reiterated his vision for the development of eastern India.

    Questioning the practice of "interviews" for recruitments even at relatively junior levels, the Prime Minister called upon concerned departments to end this practice at the earliest, and to promote merit by recruiting only through transparent, online processes.

    This text first appeared on Narendra Modi's official website
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Now I expect people to come here and bash Rajdeep Sardesai without actually countering the points made in the article or the video.
     
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    Video and article are from two different sources. i don't think there are any issues with the article.

    As far as video is concerned, it seems that Rajdeep was upset that Modi did not speak as per MSM's expectations, or more likely they are upset Modi did not give them any talking points(to criticise) for next two weeks(maybe months).

    For example:
    1) Rajdeep expects Modi to speak on Land bill, GST and monsoon session.
    all three have been discussed at length, even i didn't expect them to be mentioned because there is a stalemate.

    2) Rajdeep mentions Modi expected to speak on the lines of "Na khaoonga, Na Khanedoonga"
    Modi did elaborate on this in the speech. he said that there was pressure not to auction FM radiowaves, He also mentioned that there was pressure to dilute black money bill. And yet, both of them had no deviated from original plan. and large amount of time is spent talking about corruption.

    And so on........

    Basically the rest of Rajdeep's video follows the similar lines, ignoring the reality and finding faults for the sake of it. Irrespective of whatever speech Modi gives, Rajdeep would have made a video on similar theme anyways. We also have to note that MSM had unnecessarily raised expectations knowing fully well OROP is not going to come in the speech,They did match fixing even before speech was made.


    As far as new announcements are concerned, i am of the opinion that more would have come if GST was passed. There are limits to what you can announce without potential revenue in hand.

    We can be rest assured that majority of news 16th Aug will be about Sonia and congress, not modi...

    few examples:
    All of them are 16th Aug articles...
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...and-restrained-Rahul/articleshow/48498534.cms

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...-tables-on-modi-government/article7544593.ece

    http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/fifth-column-dynastic-tremors/
     
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    Seeing the track record of this guy, what can you expect from us. I can say blindly without watching the video or analyzing his points that what he has presented is nothing but Modi bashing. :p
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Why should I see his track record when I have the opportunity to see his points and debate those points?

    If this is so difficult, we can always pretend we only know what was said and we don't know who said it.
     
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    Rajdeep won't worth the time.

    We already beaten him blue and black. People need to learn moving on.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Those that cannot counter him should move on.
     
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    Like hell I am going to watch his video.

    You sir don't know about Rajdeep. That guy is jerk of first order.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    He could be a jerk, and I am not debating whether he is a jerk or not a jerk. My point is people should counter the points, not bash the person who is saying something.
     
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    What about gujarat riots sir?

    No point in countering his view. riots are riots.
     
  12. tsunami

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    PM : Govt. have already brought 6500 crore black money back to the country.
    Rajdeep : Ignore
    PM : We have almost completed making toilets in schools.
    Rajdeep : Modi is not delivering on Promises (In directly he said this, at least I think so)
    PM : Ap log apni atma se pooche corruption kam hua ke nahi hua??
    Rajdeep : Modi govt. is failing on corruption front.
     
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    When you engage someone in a conversation, in this case, by trying to counter the points this person makes, you implicitly legitimize them and their points by considering them worth responding to. If someone does not feel Sardesai is worth responding to, it does not necessarily follow that they can't counter the points raised.

    For instance, Modi during the LS campaign did not grant an interview to any well known English anchors save one; that hardly means he couldn't counter them; rather, it was probably that he did not wish to legitimize them by appearing on a platform with them and responding to their questions.

    Now, none of us here is Modi, however, in our or rather my own small way, I too try not to legitimize these Presstitutes as the current lingo goes, by reading or watching them, thus responding to them. Thanks to the wonder of SM, such journalistic hacks are virtually irrelevant to me in the context of staying informed.

    Personally, I feel no need to bash such so-called journalists as they are simply don't matter to me. I can safely ignore them and be none the worse off for it. If others do wish to bash him, that's their call.

    Its silly to judge a book by its cover or a message by its messenger; however, its almost as silly to be entirely source agnostic.

    As an extreme example, if a Nazi sympathizer were to talk about eugenics, would you entirely ignore the messenger?
     
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    For the first time in his carrier, Rajdeep is actually making some sense.
     
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    Kharavela Regular Member

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    Sir, the points being asked are:
    1) Who is raising the issue or voicing the concern - is important rather than what issue is being raised.
    Example: "Persecution of Hindus in Pakistan" raised by President or Prime Minister shall carry hundred times more weight than raised by Sakshi Maharaj or Dr Pravin Togadia or Raj Thakray.

    2) Credibility of the person raising the questions - tends to aggravate or lighten the issue itself.
    Example: Even a serious issue raised by Dogvijay Singh shall not carry desired effect as people will brush that aside citing credibility of Dogvijay's previous record
     
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    It's not about capability to counter. It's question of acknowledging a substandard idiot known for his bias.
    Regarding counter to morons like Rajdeep, @MediaCrooks alone is more than enough.
     

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