Whatever the image media can create, but Modi’s second term is full of failures and weaknesses of governance
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not be considered invincible, but he is a politically influential figure, and there are many reasons for this. However, apart from his agenda and governance, little has been given to the fact that his second term has been riddled with innumerable shortcomings and even major failures.
On the economic front, the country’s GDP had already started weakening before 2019 and reached 3.7 per cent. In 2020, the country’s economy had reached negative for the first time in 40 years due to Kovid and especially the nationwide lockdown. Even if we exclude those figures which have been manipulated due to very low base, even then the current growth rate is only around 4 per cent, which is considered normal.
On the employment front, just before the 2019 elections, a government survey revealed that the unemployment rate in the country had doubled to 6 per cent and has remained above that ever since. The rate was over 7 per cent in the previous quarter, according to another government survey. The same survey also revealed that the unemployment rate for youth under the age of 30 with a college degree was 29 percent. Although India has become the most populous country in the world this year, but it is not going to get any demographic advantage.