As a Sardarji Economist Prime Minister, I made it clear that all these silly things like a sense of humor is for the right wing nationalist like Narendrabhai. We are all stone faced secularist with an keen eye on these right wing “Maut Ke Saudagar”
Anyway, I am bit pissed off with the power sector reforms. There is a delay in awarding Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs). UMPP developers are concerned about the timely implementation of transmission system projects by the PGCIL for evacuation of power. This seems to be a draw with no winners. But Honda says you can still be a winner….
I am working on Sunday. I have to send a report to Soniaji.
Soniaji has been really critical of us these days. She wants us to be regular in sending our reports. She has pointed out that Mayawait gets her reports daily while we in congress do this weekly. How can she succeed if we are so slow in our reports.
Ok, let me get back to work….
They are also the most hated Padma Shri awardees in Gujarat, a rare distinction in a state which only watches TV channels which have stock tickers at the bottom.
About 109 news stories from NDTV on Gujarat in the last 30 days. Of these about 67 stories had to with the polls. An analysis of th 67 stories by NDTV is very revealing.
Anti-Modi (tehelka, riots and related muslim issues, development) – 27 stories includes only 2 on development (1 story on Modi’s Chiranjeevi scheme to encourage private use of maternity homes/clinics is strangely given a negative spin of decaying public health and a second one on nomadic muslim tribes being denied voter identities)
General Muslim issues (excluding riots) in Gujarat – None
Factual reporting on Congress/rebels/others campaign – 13 stories (mostly PTI releases)
Factual reporting on BJP/Modi campaign – 14 stories (mostly PTI releases)
Positive stories on Development in Gujarat with credit to Modi/BJP – None
Positive stories on Gujarat with no apparent credit – 1 story on snake charmers getting voter identities
Negative stories with no specific target of criticism or generally critical of politics – 2 stories on fishermen and rural foodgrain banks run by women being disenchanted with politicians
Poll process related – Rest
Happy Republic day.