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It’s not as easy as it sounds

A few days ago, I was watching a News program. In this program, the reporter was going around the city of Delhi and talking to various people on the streets. He asked them,”If you were the Prime Minister of India what would you do for the country and what would you talk about in your speeches?” It wasn’t a surprise that majority of them couldn’t speak, but when it comes to criticizing those who are currently running the government. Suddenly they find their tongue to criticize them in a nonconstructive manner.

It is not an easy task running a country, with a population of 1.3 billion people. It certainly isn’t easier to do it every single day for five years, longer if you are re-elected. It saddens me to know that many people in, not only India, but the world so easily criticize those seated in offices of power with just one sentence when they don’t even know the reality. Often, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India is criticized by the people for not fulfilling the promises he made in his campaign speeches in the 2014 general elections. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Taking decisions, that affects billions people is easier said than done. Imagine yourself in a situation, where you have to take a decision which will affect the billions of this country, I guarantee you that you will falter in that particular situation. Let us look at the good old saying,“Rome was not built in a day.”  This saying holds true for many situations, particularly this one. When the Narendra Modi led NDA government took power in the year 2014 when the country was in shambles. Things have improved over the 2 years, not up to the par most people would say but I stress on the fact, it is not as easy as it sounds.

Barack Obama, in a D.N.C. speech said that,“nobody truly understands the challenges of the job of being the President until you have actually sat at that desk, everybody has an opinion, everybody tweets, but nobody knows the challenges until you have sat at the desk.” This not applicable to just the U.S. but to all countries in the world. Give the government a break, no matter which party you support, in the end they have been trying their best to run OUR country. In fact they require our support more than ever to get through this period of hard times and actually see the start of ‘acche din’ (good days).

Priyamvad Rai


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