The Modi government completed a hundred days of its second tenure on Sunday. The bugle of success plays loud, accompanied by applause from across the globe. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed that the past 100 days of his government were defined by “change, determination, improvement, and good intention.” As always, the Opposition cannot stop tweeting figures of failures of Modi-2.0. The Congress described the first 100 days of Modi’s second term in three words–tyranny, chaos and anarchy. While they dwell in that, the PM shares a chuckle and a light moment with the US President Trump. Om Birla was appointed as the Lok Sabha speaker. Discipline, otherwise a rare sight at the Parliament, is now rather common. He instructs members to not speak while the session is running or step out to complete their tête-à-tête. Also, Hindi is now a major language of instruction. This successful working manner of the Parliament is the first achievement of the Modi government. The Rajya Sabha also saw a hundred per cent working days. The Bharatiya Janata Party has three important points in its agenda: resolve the issue of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, implement a Uniform Civil Code for all religions and abolish Article 370 in Kashmir. Modi-2.0 has taken up all three. Putting an end to the Triple Talaq pratha can be perceived as just a beginning to this code. The matter of Kashmir was handled meritoriously by Amit Shah. The situation in Kashmir Valley looks promising and Leh looks more than happy.
The list of achievements by Modi-2.0 runs long. History is noting these moments down in gold. The lost rover Pragyan on the moon has been located by ISRO. NASA not only commended India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission but also showed an interest in working with them. ISRO may have started the mission eleven years ago and K. Sivan’s dismay was heart-wrenching to watch, but what stole the show and hearts that critical day was the reaction of the PM consoling the Chief after a loss of connection with the lander. No diktat of Modi government has come easy on the people. But the amendment in the traffic rules is an accomplishment. Modi, a dreamer, wishes to see India as an economy of five trillion dollars. Bank merger is considered as another big step towards this objective.
The next agenda in line is to be population control. In his Independence Day speech, Modi asserted that if a couple plans to have a child; they should be well prepared to take care of one. Talking of the prevailing unemployment will open up a can of worms. With Maruti laying off jobs－a setback for the automobile industry, the dream of Modi-2.0 to make India an economy of 5 trillion dollars looks far-fetched. The BJP government also lost a few of its stalwarts in the past 100 days. Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were strong pillars of the party. They breathed their last leaving the party short of a few legends. Passing away of Ram Jethmalani, who was once a member of the BJP, added to the list of sad demises. Well, the day is still young and there is definitely a lot more to come.