(Kajal Singh intern journalist): New Delhi; Modi Government 2.0 The BJP was also in power at the Center first. When Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister thrice, Modi took the oath of Prime Minister for the second time in 2019. Despite this, the government was hesitant to move forward on the original agenda of its party. But the last year has been completely different in this sense and the Modi government has managed to implement every agenda.
Modi government went ahead on Hinduism ideology in 2.0, removed 370 from Kashmir and built Ram temple trust
Modi Sarkar 2.0 has completed the first year of its tenure today. The BJP was in power at the center several times. When Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister thrice, Modi took the oath of Prime Minister for the second time in 2019. Despite this, the government was hesitant to move forward on the original agenda of its party. But the last year has been completely different in this sense.
After the mandate that the BJP got in 2014 under the leadership of Narendra Modi, it was believed that the party would take major decisions regarding its demand for decades, Ram temple, Article 370 and Uniform Civil Code. But PM Modi’s tenure from 2014 to 2019 remained far away from these issues. However, seeing the kind of decisions the central government has taken in the last one year, it can be said that the party has now not only returned to its original agenda but has also started putting it on the table with complete intimidation. If the first year of Modi government 2.0 is dedicated to fulfilling the ideological dreams of BJP and RSS, it will not be wrong.
The first five years of the Modi government were focused on the development issue, while the first year of the second term would be seen as a realization of the long-held BJP’s original agenda. The way the results in favor of BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections have reduced the dependence of the party on allies. The BJP has been able to pass the largest bills in both houses of Parliament on its own. In the election, the public support of the Modi government’s 5 years of work was fully supported, which opened the way for the BJP to return to its original agenda.
Modi government has moved on the agenda of ideology from foreign policy to economic policy. In the last term, PM Modi was surprised by the decisions like calling Nawaz Sharif in his swearing-in and going to Pakistan himself, but this time no such initiative was taken. Financially, the Sangh has always been advocating for Swadeshi, which the Modi government is now talking of advancing in the name of self-reliant India.
Modi government 2.0 took away the status of special state from Jammu and Kashmir, neutralizing Article 370 and declared it a Union Territory as soon as it was in power. Ladakh was separated from Jammu and Kashmir. BJP has been raising demands for the abolition of 370 since the era of Jana Sangh. The Modi government has made the dream of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee a mark, legislation, a constitution.
A second major ideological achievement of the Modi government is the establishment of a trust for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Ram temple in Ayodhya was also included in the BJP’s election manifesto from the 1989 Palampur session. In the 90s, the Ram Mandir movement gave life to the BJP, but this dream of the party and the Sangh came true in the Modi government. The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Modi government did not allow the opposition to raising its voice in a much better way.
In the Shahbano case, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi overturned the Supreme Court’s decision on triple talaq and since then the issue was also included in the BJP’s core agenda, now the Modi government has declared it a crime by making it a law. There was a lot of opposition to the law of granting citizenship of India to non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh through such citizenship law, but the Modi government did not bother.
First-year of Modi Sarkar 2.0, BJP returned aggressively to its original agenda. he is working on the formula of never or never. It usually happens that any ruling party redeems its core agenda at the end of its term, but the Modi government is active on it from the first year itself. However, a weak economy may also be a reason behind this.
Before the Lok Sabha elections, the financial crisis had started facing the country and after the elections, this economic situation had started to become even more messed up. Legislative assembly elections of several states were to be held immediately after the Lok Sabha and the government had no answer on the economic front. That is why the government openly pushed forward the agenda of Hindutva so that the issue of the political debate could be changed. Sitting silent for the last five years, the Sangh also wanted the government to take a decision on the original agenda in its second term and PM Modi showed it by doing this.