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Poem – If we are to believe Mr. Modi … #NaMo #Feku

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(Translated from Gujarati)

Rohit Prajapati and Trupti Shah

16 February 2014

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much so that it would do if ’s goes dieting for months together.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has “developed so much that Gujaratis can do without Food Security Act.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much that Gujaratis can do without government hospital, medicines and doctors.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much that Gujaratis don’t mind closure of government schools and colleges.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much that Gujaratis don’t mind exorbitant fees of private schools and colleges.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much that it is ok if only tuition classes teach instead schools and colleges.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much that it is ok to appoint only ‘sahayak’ (assistant) on all key government permanent posts.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, in Gujarat it is ok for industries to go for wage cuts as wages in state are very high.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, wages are so high that it does not matter if inflation does not decrease.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, employment rate is so high in Gujarat, it is ok to have VRS i.e. compulsory retire those in mid forties.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much that Gujarati girls prefer dieting to eating nutritiously.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, women in Gujarat are so secure that it is ok not to worry about skewed sex ratio.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, tribals have developed so much that is it ok not to implement Forest Rights Act, 2006.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has “developed” so much that it is ok not to talk about law and order, justice or 2002 carnage.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok not to have an ombudsman (Lokayukta) in the state.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, that it is ok for Dalits to give up their rights.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, there are so many shopping malls now in Gujarat, that is ok to finish-to do away with the street vendors, pushcarts and handcarts.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, there are so many houses in Gujarat, that it is ok if all slums are demolished.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has so smooth roads that it is ok if one goes all boneless.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok to turn rivers into canals.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok to dump poisonous industrial waste in her rivers.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok to have ground water contamination.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed” so much, it is ok for her fisher people to starve as polluted river and seawaters abound.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok to consider pollution irrelevant for development’s sake.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok to sell off farmland cheaply to the industries.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok not to give any subsidies or welfare schemes to the ordinary people.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, it is imperative to subsidize big mega industries to ensure Gujarat’s development.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok not to account for the chief minister and ministers’ spending.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much it is ok not to be accountable when people seek information under the RTI Act.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok for government to take key decisions in Vibrant Gujarat industrial fests instead of State Assembly.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok if state government only have department of industry and shuts the rest down.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok if Gujarat government organises only festivals, jamboree events and makes merry with song n dance.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok if Gujarat chief minister is away from state for months together.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, Gujarat has developed so much, it is ok not to have any minister other than chief minister.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, it is ok not to have any one else in government if Mr. Modi becomes prime minister.

If we are to believe Mr. Modi, it is ok to do away with Parliament if Mr. Modi becomes prime minister.

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