2019 Lok Sabha elections saw highest voter turnout rate since Independence. NaMo vs RaGa was a hot topic for the elections. BJP and INC, two of the biggest national political parties in the country came face to face and urged citizens of the country to vote for them. Now that the results are out, it turns out that joblessness, agrarian distress, demonetisation were no issues for the voters of India and that the trust of so many young voters still resides with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is the largest democracy in the world. With its vast diversity, it is really hard to predict what touches the voters’ hearts. This election showed that national pride is of supreme importance to the voters. They are ready to go bed hungry at night, if that means the country will succeed in its fight against terrorism. That’s why the Balakot attack meant so much to the voters.
Narendra Modi understood what voters want, and he fired silent missiles that destroyed the opposition parties. Here are five of his best masterstrokes during his tenure as the Prime Minister of the country from 2014-2019.
1) Mann ki Baat:
The radio programme in which the PM addresses country’s citizens made him an endearing statesman. In ‘Mann ki Baat (A Talk from the Heart)’, he covered issues of social, national as well as an international implication. This struck a chord with the common man who always felt neglected.
2) Make in India, FDI, Startup India and Mudra Yojana:
PM Modi announced these programs based on three main pillars: Simplification and Handholding, Funding Support and Incentives, Industry-Academia Partnership and Incubation. This initiative endeared him with the youth and with around 10 crore new voters.
3) Jan Dhan Yojana:
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is financial inclusion program of Government of India which is applicable to 20 to 65 years age group, that aims to expand and make affordable access to financial services such as bank accounts, remittances, credit, insurance and pensions. This made Modi a popular leader among farmers and other neglected economic sectors.
4) Ujjwala Yojana:
This program made PM Modi a household name. Under the scheme, five crore LPG connections are to be provided to BPL households.
5) Digital India:
Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India in order to ensure the Government’s services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology. It also has proved to be a great milestone in PM Modi’s first term as the Prime Minister.