Friday, 2 August 2013

Narendra Modi and the Gujarat Model : Facts behind the overhyped, over advertised beliefs.

Narendra Modi - This man is seriously in the news. Media makes sensational news even if he sneezes, every politician in this country comes up with their own interpretation of the sneeze and enlighten this country about how secular or un secular his sneeze was, depending on whom they support.

Apparently no day passes without seeing him in newspapers or in news channels.

Without doubt he is the most controversial and famous/infamous prime ministerial candidate this country has ever seen. Surely Modism is making some noise.

There is no shortage of people who criticize him or those who admire him.

If we ask his critics, why they don't like Modi, we surely expect them to talk about the 2002 Gujarat riots.

So much has been talked and written about the riots, how he should have acted or not acted during the riots, how his poster boy image of Hindutva is going to affect him becoming
the prime minister of this country where Muslims form more than 13% of the population. So let's leave all these things.

Looks like even the man himself don't want to talk about those things.

And if we ask his admirer or follower who likes and shares pro Modi posts in Facebook, he'll tell about the economic developments Modi has done in Gujarat over the past decade.

One aspect which even his critics agree is the development. The splendid economic growth of Gujarat compared to other states.

The Gujarat Model of governance, The Gujarat Model of growth. Development oriented mind set of Modi and the way he works towards improving the economy.

This is wonderful. Let's see some of the claims of Modi, his followers, Gujarat government as the achievements over the years.
  1. In last 10 years, the agriculture growth rate of Gujarat is higher than every other state in the country.
  2. Gujarat is one of the most prosperous states of the country, having a per-capita GDP 3.2 times India's average.
  3. If it was a nation it would have been 67th richest nation in the world above many European and Asian economies like China and Ukraine .
  4. Gujarat accounts for 15.14% (USD 114.52 bn) of the total investments in India; Highest amongst all States in India.
  5. 7936 MoUs, worth Rs.20.83 Lakh crore (450 billion US Dollars) signed at Vibrant Gujarat 2011.
  6. 2,573,213(2.5 million) likes for his Facebook page, 1,974,996(2 million) twitter followers @narendramodi, 54,751 YouTube subscribers to his channel.
You must have read, heard and seen these things over and over again, in social media, in news channels, in news papers, Modi's speeches, in his own Television channel NaMO TV (it has gone offline after last election), in his own website, in his tweets, in his YouTube channel, in his Google plus page, in his Pinterest page, in his stumbleupon page, in his own Ipad and Iphone app, in his own Android app, in his Tumbler site , in his Flicker page, in his Facebook page, in his pages shared by your friends, his fans. what's left ?

But are these claims valid ? What is the ground reality ?

Well, what can I say? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.


7936 MoUs, worth Rs.20.83 Lakh crore (450 billion US Dollars) signed at Vibrant Gujarat 2011.

This is the only thing Modi tells you which doesn't give you the true picture.

Lets give some thought to it, an amount like $450 billion doesn't make much sense to common people like you and me, who almost always deal in thousands or lakhs at the most !!

The number will make more sense only when we compare it with similar investment numbers.

How much do u think did India got as FDI for the complete year 2010-11 ?
Going by Modi's figures, if Gujarat can get $450 billion, then India should have got anywhere around 10 trillion dollars ? I'm being modest here!!

The actual FDI into India, according to RBI for the year 2010-11 was $30.38 billion !!!

Finance minister, Chidambaram even after coming up with so called second set of economic reforms and raising the limit on FDI to maximum level of 100% in many sectors like telecom and retail and trying to wove investors like never before, literally standing in the middle of the road selling India to the investors, by throwing away all kind of hurdles, India is still to get $50 billion FDI in an year.

What's the share of Gujarat in India's FDI ?
According to latest report by RBI, it's just mere 2.38%.

Modi called Gujarat as the "GateWay to India". Interesting to know what  he calls Maharashtra, as it accounts for 40% of India's FDI.

From 2000 to 2011 Gujarat received just about $7.2 billion in FDI, Maharashtra got $45.8 billion and Delhi got over $26 billion.

Fact of the matter is, 10 trillion dollars is more than 5 times the GDP of India, which stands at 1.87 trillion dollars. Modi's $450 billion is nearly one third of Indian GDP.

Now are you getting a sense of Modi's figures and how much does 450 billion dollars really mean?

The catch is, if I write on a white paper that I'll buy you a nice Mercedes car for you on your next birthday, that's also a MoU.
The beauty is, you can go on telling everyone that you'll get the car, but that doesn't mean that I'll actually buy you the car. If someone asks you where is the car, you can tell them to wait for another 10 years, that you'll get birthday every year.

This I'm afraid, is what Modi tells the nation every two years in vibrant Gujarat meets.

Facts suggests that, out of the total MOU’s signed under these successive summits, the share of projects implemented and under implementation have continuously declined from about 73% in 2003 to 13% in 2011. No one knows what happened to more than 80% of the MOU's signed. As expected neither Modi nor his followers talk about this truth. All they tell you is wait for another 10 years!!

The state’s share in investment intentions in terms of IEMs ( Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum), letters of intent (LOIs) and Direct Investment Licences (DILs) has declined from early 20’s in percentage in  2005 to less than 10 % in 2011.

If this is the case, how did he even manage to get MOM signed of such insane amount ?

Well it's simple, he shells out crores to the US lobbying firm "APCO Worldwide" just for this job.
He is allegedly getting image make over service from this PR firm at the expense of tax payers money.

As given in their own website, APCO has former elected leaders; journalists; ambassadors; business and non-profit executives; government officials; market researchers; and communication and Internet experts, diplomats and policy experts who lobby at the highest level to influence public opinion and government policies in the favour of their clients.

APCO has, as given in their website, successfully done the make over of many politicians and dictators.

Modi in his website and in his government website claim that they have got whopping 889 billion dollars  MOU's signed from 2003 to 2011, which makes mockery of the total FDI inflows to India in its entire history. In fact it is way more than the FDI china received from 2003-11.

 Modi claims that 25 lakh jobs were generated in 2009, thanks to vibrant Gujarat 2009 and said it'll generate 52 lakh jobs in 2011.

Planning Commission Employment report, page no 126, suggests that, number of people employed in major sectors has come down from 25.3 million in 2004-05 to 24.65 million in 2009-10.

So, forget about creating 25 lakh jobs, Gujaratis in major sectors are losing job, thanks to Modi who scraped all regulations which required 85% of the jobs in the Gujarat industries to be given to Gujarati people.

An alarming number of Gujarat's working population  are employed in the informal sector . They usually earn low wages, have poor working conditions and low social protection. This is why Gujarat stands at 14th place in men's and women's wage rates among the major 20 states.

All these flaws are reflected in the growth rate of Gujarat compared to other states.
                           Source : Planning Commission state wise growth rate report.  

As we can see, Gujarat stands at 8th position in the list of top performing states.

In fact during Pre Modi period, Gujarat did better than all the top 5 states except Delhi.

Gujarat always performed better than India on an average, even before Modi, so the claim that he transformed Gujarat into a developing state is itself a lame one.

Also, interesting to see that all these states except Delhi have completely outperformed Gujarat in terms of growth in Modi years over pre Modi years.

I have left out many states like Assam, which have grown at the rate of 160% in last 8 years over the pre Modi years.

In fact if we leave out two dry years(98 and 99) , Gujarat grew at nearly 10% per year, which is exactly what Modi tells he has achieved in his period. So, less 98/99, Gujarat hasn’t shown even a one percentage point growth rate improvement in the Modi era.

We understand that FDI is not the only form of investment which flows, there are domestic investors as well. But surely FDI forms the bigger chunk, and when it goes for a toss, you can imagine whether domestic investors can invest more than 800 billion dollars in Gujarat.

Want more proof ? Check the growth rate GSDP in Industry sector, if so much of investment is chasing Gujarat, obviously you expect it to be number on right ?

                                           source: Planning Commission report on state wise GSDP.
 Here also, Gujarat vibrate only in Modi's speeches. It is haplessly placed at the 9th position.

Had at least half of the MOU's turned into actual investments, Gujarat would really had been the gateway of India and would have outperformed every other state or even complete china by a huge margin, as Modi claims.

This embarrassing fact might be the reason why Modi refrained from announcing the MOU's signed during 2013 vibrant Gujarat meet.

I tried to find this info in official Gujarat government sites, official Vibrant Gujarat site and Modi's website, but failed to get figures. I Could only find MOU's signed till 2011 summit.

But most newspaper articles suggests that, value of the MOU's has come down to 10 lakh crores from 20 lakh crores of 2011.

Clearly, Modi has realised that, he just can't go on feeding the nation with some insane numbers without any substance.
It's pretty conspicuous that Gujarat is heavily vibrating only because of the special effects of Modi's well paid PR agencies. But in ground reality, nothing special to speak off.

Don't think Modi tells half truth only to the people, he sees corporates no differently. Just take a look at his claim in vibrant Gujarat summit 2013,

         " Gujarat has lost zero man days due to labour unrest (strikes, lockouts etc.) "
Is it true ? You bet it's not.

Check the annual report of Union finance ministry - The Economic Survey for the year 2010/11

(page no. 235 - 236), It clearly shows the "maximum incidences" of strikes and lockouts were recorded in Gujarat. Wage and allowance, bonus, personnel, indiscipline and violence were the major reasons.

In contrast Labour unrest in the country declined by 81%.

TOURISM : Under Modi, Gujarat has turned out to be the visitors favourite destination in India.

This is a quote from Modi's website,

         "In the last year Gujarat got over 22 million tourists and witnessed a tourism growth rate of over 16%, which is double of the national tourism growth rate. From Rs. 30 crore in 2005-2006, the tourism budget today is Rs. 500 crore. "

As recorded in official tourism website of Gujarat,

Number of tourists during 2010-11 = 19,811,936 (19.8 million)
Number of tourists during 2011-12 = 22,354,665 (22.3 million)

Anyone who can do simple calculation would find out that, increase is around 13% (12.8% to be exact) and not 16% as Modi tells the nation.

On the other hand, according to the ministry of tourism, overall tourism of India grew by more than 19%. I don't understand how 13% or even 16% according to his calculation is double of 19%.

If it is unfair to compare the Gujarat's tourism growth with National tourism rate, lets see how it has done compared to other states,

Gujarat stands 9th in the top 10 states list of highest domestic visitors.

Leading the list is Andra Pradesh with 207 million visitors, followed by Tamil Nadu(184 million).

Of course if we remove Tirupati from AP, it doesn't even feature in top 15, so lets compare Gujarat with Tamil Nadu.

In terms of absolute numbers TN got 184 million visitors as against Gujarat with mere 22 million.

In terms of percentage increase also, Gujarat is no match for TN where tourism grew at 32% in 2011 and 34% in 2012.

Lets see how much TN is spending yearly,

According to official TN Tourism report, TN allocated 42.6 crores in the year 2011-12 to grow at 34%, compared to Gujarat which allocated nearly 500 crores, more than 10 times the fund to attract nearly 10 times fewer tourists.

According to Gujarat Tourism department, 70% of the required capital for this year will be funded through long term borrowing.

Surely, a thing to get noticed.

Lets keep development aside for some time and see how Gujarat model of governance is working.

Gujarat model of governance - Clean and corruption free.

This undoubtedly the best one, standing at the top of all his claims.

Well there are two ways to achieve this clean and corruption free status,

1. Make everyone from top politician to common man clean and corruption free. No one asks any bribe, commission, nobody misuses his powers and misuse public funds.

2. Remove anyone who could possibly find out that you are corrupt. Create false statistics, Heavily publicise it in all the rallies, use social media, use your followers, use you advertising PR machine, lobbying agency, making everyone believe that you have eliminated all the corruption.

Never in the history of mankind, with so many super heroes coming in, able to make our society - corruption free and politics - clean, leave alone Gujarat model and Modi, however supernatural he may seem to his followers.

Modi is left to adopt second choice, and have to say he is quite successful in it.

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has come up with many reports on
How Modi government gave undue benefits to corporates resulting in several hundred crores loss to exchequer.
How his investments from borrowing is turning bad and how he doing excess market borrowing to finance the fiscal deficit. in it's recent annual report.

While writing this article, report is not updated in official CAG website, but you can find the copy of full report here.

There are many allegations against his government in allocating lands to the corporates at cheap throw away rate, as less as 1 Rs per square feet to Adani group.

This is the reason why, Infosys and other companies also asked the land for Rs.1 per square foot.

If you see corporate leaders like Ratan Tata praising Modi, you now know why.

Man, you give me hundreds and thousands of acres of land at that insane price, I'll completely turn my article in favour of you. What else can a corporate leader with business mind, getting undue benefits from you can say about you ?

Department of Information Technology (DIT) report prepared after assessment of e-governance projects, suggests people in Gujarat have to pay bribes — around Rs184 on average — to get services from government departments which have been computerised.

It shows, Gujarat is the only state where bribery cases in this department have gone up after computerisation under the central government’s e-governance project.


It was not because he was paid from Congress that, one of the most renowned and respected Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare said, Modi is not worthy of being PM candidate .

He said , Modi created hurdles in setting up Lokayukta. People are tossing his (Modi's) name for the PM's post. If he is so good a candidate why did he not bring a strong Lokayukta bill?

Anna Hazare's comments are not baseless, lets see why.
Gujarat doesn't have a Lokayukta since SM Soni retired in 2003. Thanks to Supreme court, on July 2013, Gujarat has now got a Lokayukta.
There was never a period in history where Gujarat didn't had a Lokayukta from 1988, the year when its Lokayukta took his office.

In Gujarat, the process of appointing Lokayukta was as follows,
Governor on consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court and Leader of the opposition party.
Chief Minister and the Council of Ministers can just aid and advice the Governor in the exercise of all his functions. However Chief Minister has to formally request Governor for the process of appoint to start.

Mr Modi recently changed these steps to suit him, we shall see it later.

For now lets see some of the interesting game plans of Modi against bringing Lokayukta.

(I have extracted important sequence of events from the High Court judgement copy and have made some part bold, you may read only that, as I feel it has become a bit lengthy.)

1.Chief Justice Shri Mukhopadhayaya recommended retired high court judge R.A. Mehta for the post of Lokayukta.

This is the part of letter written by the Chief Justice to Modi and to The Governor Kamla Beniwal,

         " I consider Hon'ble Mr.Justice (Retd.) Ramesh Amritlal Mehta suitable for appointment to this post. I accordingly, recommend the name of Hon'ble Mr. Justice (Retd.) Ramesh Amritlal Mehta, for appointment to the post of Lokayukta, Gujarat State, which carries more responsibilities."

2.Accordingly Governor asked for a formal request from Mr. Modi, writing

           "May I request you(Modi) to kindly get the matter processed expeditiously at the Government level in accordance with the provisions of the Gujarat Lokayukta Act, 1986. The same may be submitted to me formally for consideration at the earliest possible."

What follows is interesting,

Modi writes back to the chief justice, objecting the recommendation of Justice Mehta.
Can you even imagine the reasons he gave for the objection ? Look at the extracts from his letter,
  •  I have perused the bio-data of Hon'ble Justice (Retired) R.A.Mehta. He has crossed the age of 75 years. Looking to the arduous nature of duties and responsibilities attached with the post of Lokayukta, Gujarat State, he may perhaps not be a suitable candidate for this job at such an advanced age.
  •  R.A. Mehta is associated with a few NGOs, Social Activist Groups and he has also given services as a panellist for them. It is obvious that because of his association with the NGOs, Social Activist Groups, etc. he may be in a fixed frame of mind on certain issues relating to the governance in the State.
Seriously Mr Modi ?

For your information, the current Prime minister of India is 80 year old, President Pranab Mukharjee is 77 year old, During his last year as the PM, Vajapayee was nearly 78 years old.
Youth favourite as you and your advertisements call you, is 62 year old. 75 too old ?

Of course the real reason is the second one.

Associated with NGOs and Social Activist Groups ?
Are NGOs and Social Activists are terrorists ? If you are so good, then why are you afraid of NGOs ?
why is your PR machine, not working well to impress NGOs and Social Activists ?

3. Chief Justice replied back to Modi saying he found nothing wrong.
              "During the last one and half months, I tried to gather the details about the activities of Mr. Justice (Retd.) R.A. Mehta and I find that there is no such activity, which makes him ineligible for appointment to the post of Lokayukta."

               "According to me, he is a man of high repute and integrity and always maintained high reputation while he was in Judiciary and still he is maintaining high standards in the Society.
Justice Mehta has never made any public statement, which is detrimental to the Society, nor has he shown any aspiration to any Government, whether State or Central."

              "It cannot be said that he is associated with one or the other NGO as there is nothing to suggest that he is a member of an NGO or he is asocial activist cannot be treated as a qualification for his appointment to the post of Lokayukta."

              "On the contrary, it would show the ability of a person who knows the ground reality of the society even at the age of 75, which is prime requirement for the post."

                "I, therefore, request you to take up the matter with the Council of Ministers and to forward the name of Mr Justice (Retd.)R.A. Mehta to Her Excellency the Governor of Gujarat for his appointment as Lokayukta of the State of Gujarat."

4.As expected Modi did nothing. Governor and Opposition leader sent letters to Modi asking him to send formal proposal to Governor.

Look what opposition leader wrote to Modi,

                 "I am pained to inform you that since last seven and half years, that is from 24.11.2003, the Lokayukta's post has been vacant in Gujarat. Since you became the Chief Minister you have in a blatantly illegal manner ensured that the Lokayukta's position remains vacant."

5. Instead Modi writes letters to Chief Justice and Governor not to consider Justice Mehta.

6. With no other option left, Governor issued the impugned warrant of appointing Justice R. A. Mehta as Lokayukta.

7. As expected, the same day Modi went to High Court stating that Lokayukta was appointed without his consent.

8. He also wrote to Prime Minister asking to recall the Governor.

9. On Jan 2012, Gujarat High court while delivering, rejected Modi's petition and harshly criticizing Modi's moves.

               Justice Sahai said, a “constitutional mini-crisis was sparked off by the Chief Minister” acting arbitrarily. The Governor's action, appointing Justice Mehta the Lokayukta “with or without the advice of the Council of Ministers, was for “preserving our democracy from being beleaguered and to prevent tyranny.”

             "The Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister had shown a “hostile attitude towards the primacy of the opinion of the Chief Justice. The Chief Minister acted under a false impression that he could turn down the superiority and primacy of the opinion of the Chief Justice which was binding. The spiteful and challenging action demonstrates the false sense of invincibility,”

10. Without any surprises, Modi shamelessly takes this case to the Supreme Court.

11. Supreme Court on Jan 2013, rejects Modi's plea to re-examine the High court verdict.

12. He didn't stop here, he filed a curative plea a to review the judgement, which was dismissed by Supreme court last month.

In between he did the most intelligent work,

This April, he passed a new bill, The Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog which allows him to
1. Choose the Lokayukta of his own choice.
2. Block Lokayukta from investigating any cases against himself or his cabinet ministers.
3. Remove the primacy of high court chief justice and the governor in the appointment of Lokayukta.

What great Gujarat Model of governance, what great deceive leader against corruption!!

Is this what you call a strong Lokpal, when you criticize central government in bringing strong Lokpal Mr Modi ?

If this is what you call a strong Lokpal, then all corrupt politicians would have backed Anna Hazare for this bill.

Lets go back to the economic developments and check the facts behind some of the other half truths.

Claim : In last 10 years, the agriculture growth rate of Gujarat is higher than every other state in the country.

As we can see, Gujarat stands at 6th position in the list of top performing states in Agricultural growth.

Just see the kind of improvement, the top 5 states have shown, on an average of 300% compared to mere 15% growth of Gujarat over the 10 years period of comparison.

If you consider only last 10 years performance, even small states like Jharkhand have completely out performed Gujarat.

How lame and baseless are the claims , that Gujarat’s agricultural growth rate is higher than every other state in last 10 years, when statistics show a completely different picture?

There are some things which Modi doesn't tell you. In social sector, Gujarat is one of the worst performing states in the country.
                     source: Planning commission report on state wise population below poverty line.

If we consider only urban area statistics, there is an increase in the number of urban population below poverty line in Gujarat.

Surely MODIfication of poor into poorest is working like charm.
                       source : Planning Commission report on state wise average tariff per unit

Gujarat is the most costliest state for electricity for domestic and agricultural use in the country. This is shocking, considering Gujarat is a power surplus state.

In 2007-08, tariff was 1.20 Rs/kwh, by 2011-12 it has been raised to 1.76.

This is the consequence of giving all powers to the corporates to decide the tariff as they want.

Education Sector :

It's better not to look at the education sector, Gujarat has one of the most pathetic record in this sector.

State has school drop out rate of 62. We can't even compare this with Kerala, Chandigarh or Delhi. Overall India has lower dropout rate than Gujarat.

This doesn't mean those who are sticking to schools are getting any quality education.

Statistics show that, Gujarat is the worst state in the country , when we look at the reading, writing and math skills of the rural students.

This is as ridiculous as, only 7% of Gujarat's class 5 kids can read English sentences, way below all India average and it's better not compare with other states.

ASER survey released Jan this year reiterated this fact, exposing more bitter truths about Gujarat's dismal education system.

Read DnaIndia's report extracting the major contents of the survey here.

Looks like Mr Modi is too busy in building roads and providing cheap loans to the corporates, ignoring the next generation. Of course, he is very well aware of the fact that kids can't vote.

Situation in higher education is not improving either, According to Ministry of Human Resource Development 2011-12, (Page 317), Gujarat has the worst record among all the states by leading the reduction in number of woman enrolment percentage into higher education.

Gujarat Model of Debt Management : If you are in debt, don't worry, borrow more to show that you are rich.
Outstanding liabilities of Gujarat government (public debt) as a percentage of GSDP is higher than the all India average.
Internal Debt of Gujarat is one of the highest in the country, Budgeted estimates for the year 2011-12 stood at Rs. 209 billion increased nearly 20% from the previous year. This is an alarming increase.
Out of Rs.209 billion, Rs.146 billion is market loan.
The debt has more than tripled since Modi came to power. Somebody is seriously spending lot of borrowed money, which will eventually hurt not only Gujaratis but also Indians in the long run.
Obviously you will never hear this thing either from Modi, in his uncountable social media interfaces or from his followers or from the opposition, as they are doing nothing better. 
When Mr Modi is busy feeding so many half truths to the nation, how can his followers be left behind ?
  • A picture of Chinese city Guangzhou’s bus transit system was viral on social media few days back, showing it as Ahmadabad's BRTS.
  • Ridiculous claims like, the next Modi becomes the PM, petrol prices will become Rs.10 per litre.
Of course these are not as ridiculous as the claims of the leader himself.
I can go on giving, hundred more stats to support that there is nothing special in Gujarat Model as it is made to believe.
On a lighter note, let us see one last point.
Apart for all the things mentioned above, there is one more reason he is more famous in social media by the name FAKU.
There are plenty of sites available to check the fake twitter followers and paid Facebook likes, just Google, you'll find many.
One such technology firm, came up with a report that only 10% of the 2million twitter followers of the decisive leader to be genuine. It's no different in Facebook also.
Of course he is not the only one doing it, many celebrities and politicians use this trick around the world for publicity.  
                                NDTV: Truth vs Hype: Narendra Modi - The grand illusion?

Using marketing PR firms to for publicity is not bad, but how good is creating half truth statistics and information and spreading it to the nation ?

While I agree that Gujarat has made some good strides towards development in his tenure but making mountain out of a molehill called the decisive leadership you talk about Mr Modi ?

When you suggest the Prime Minister to implement Gujarat Model for India, Is this model of cult and hype you were referring to Mr Modi ?

How true are the words of Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it".

Life would have been so simple for Modi, had we been living in 17th century, without any access to genuine data, believing whatever Modi and his PR machine says is the truth.

Disclaimer : This article is not written to defame any political party or a person, or to support any other party or person. Also I'm not paid by any political party either.
Intention of this article is just to share publicly available data, in the process examining the wrong information circulating around us.


  1. It's not Modi who is spreading wrong information, it's people like you who gets paid by the most corrupt government in the history, the great congress, spread wrong information.

    Frankly how much did congress paid you to write this article ?

    1. No matter how much congress and his paid media barks, NAMO will be the PM.

      Only NAMO can change this country.

    2. It is because of foolish followers like you. Congress government is corrupt, OK
      You cannot support modi because you hate congress. India need honest politics, like AAM AADMI and LOKSATTA. Not fake politics like modi.

    3. Every state projects its MOU details. Andhra Pradesh stated it got 400Billion$ in FDI. Its a common norm. Just because you practise a religion founded in Saudi Arabia, u dont have to hate him.

    4. prabhat I want you to refute the agricultural growth statistics of gujrat, he is clearly faking on this front why dont you accept it.

    5. I would like to see you refute the agricultural growth statistics of gujrat. he is clearly faking it.

    6. In Hindi, there is doha (Poem)
      निंदक निड़े राखिये आँगन कुटी छबाय । बिन पानी बिन साबुना निर्मल करे सुभाय।।

    7. @prabhat gundepalli

      You says that every other state lie y can't modi lie???? U r truly a modi follower. U got y Modi has followers ...:) lol

    8. @prabhat gundepalli

      And you says Srikanth is a muslim... U lie as modi lies ...

    9. dnt knw when modi followers is going to develop brain..!!

    10. Good articulation of facts. Would have been more effective if you could have provided the absolute figures along with the %age's as well. %age's don't mean "SHIT". Your article has made my conviction even stronger for a non-congress/third front PM.

      Nice try.. Keep trying

    11. Before going on all guns on the write did you try to check on the figures which he as quoated...or just going on like Andh-Bhakt of NaMo....

    12. one hell of an awesome article. king is naked..!!!

    13. but what information is wrong in this all the figures that the author has given are in the public domain and can be verified easily.

    14. cnmehta109@gmail.com2 March 2014 at 09:23

      People of Gujarat have witnessed lot of promises which mr.modi delivered but forgot about these promises. next day! In my humble opinion, it could be quite risky to have Mr.Modi as PM of our country, who could not be relied 100% we shall be 10 year back! hence one has to extra concious while giving his or her vote!

    15. All refugees, anti-india are against NAMO

    16. Oh congress pays? Tell me, I want to make some money :D
      Guys! Learn to take criticism first. Many people's job has been just bullying those who do not praise Modi. Get some life.

      And Mr. Anonymous, I am not a refugee(Guess you meant Illegal migrants :P ). For you anything against Modi is anything against India. So the 70%+ indians who do not vote for NDA are anti-India? Come out of that sphere and think first honestly.

    17. Rather then research and finding about Narendra modi, If you have such guts then be politician and compete Narendra modi on any platform. I will bet you it will takes ages or may be impossible for you to do at least 0.5% what modi did in this much time.

      Nrendra modi is the best politician in INDIA.

      Good Luck

    18. don't blame others. if you found any wrong information here,point it out with relevant proofs. I am not blaming any modi supporters, but its true that they can't deny any fact, all they do is just criticize them who figure out the true facts.

    19. lol ...... what sheer mindlessness is this ???
      if you guys havent noticed then allow me to point out , THIS ARTICLE HAS USED FACTS FROM OFFICAL WEBSITES OF PLANNING COMMISSION AND RBI mostly !!!
      this guy has exposed modi much better than anyone else ....... hahahahahha !!!

    20. Sorry for the long response, I feel it's good to discuss some details here. Since people are thrilled by numbers lets pick up some data.

      The correct reference for GSDP numbers is actually Table 62 of planning commission:

      By percentages we seem to have Bihar doing better, Sikkim doing outstanding.
      But whats not considered is the fact that if you have larger numbers to start with, then growth as a percentage cannot be enormous. Its just like viewing large cap companies like Reliance versus mid cap like Yes Bank versus small cap like a startup. Yes Bank can show 50% increase, but Reliance will struggle to show 10% growth.

      So let's now turn our attention to absolute numbers. I'll take Sikkim, Bihar and Gujarat in comparison since they seem to figure in most comparisons.
      This is Sikkim in Rs. Crore
      2004-05 2011-12
      1,739 5,130
      Absolute Increase is 3,401 crores. No doubt with their resources that growth is really commendable.

      This is Bihar in Rs. Crore
      2004-05 2011-12
      77,781 246,995
      Absolute growth 169,214 Crores. Really good but they are now where Gujarat was 5 years ago. We need to observe the future growth to see if they can really catch up.

      This is Gujarat in Rs. Crore
      2004-05 2011-12
      203,373 398,884
      Absolute growth = 195,511 Crores.
      Whats the difference in absolute growth = Rs.26,300 crores which is really not a small amount by any standard.
      In Gujarat Industry sector has grown by about 80,000 crores, while Bihar by 38,000 crores.
      Gujarat in Manufacturing has grown 67,000 crores, Bihar has grown only 10,000 crores. Primarily Bihar has grown very well in Services sector and beats perhaps all other states.

      Gujarat's agriculture growth is not significant only 28,000 crores in 7 years, while Bihar has shown a growth of 78,000 crores. This is understandable because 20% area in Gujarat is barren due to the Rann, it has mostly black soil where cotton is the primary crop followed by Vegetable/Fruit and wheat.
      Bihar has more fertile land where primary crops are rice, wheat, maize, sugarcane and jute.

      This actually does add up when we say that Gujarat has promoted industry and manufacturing. Having such sustained absolute growth year-on-year is not easy. They had a good starting point because of Oil refineries. But that does not come under manufacturing. What seems to spur manufacturing is Tata factories and Pharmaceuticals/chemicals. Hence the growth, which is not possible without government support and policy making.

      Can Gujarat model work all over India? Probably not, because states of India are so diverse in geography and natural resources. So a plan for development cannot be equal across states. What is needed from the new government is just the intention and will to develop India into an economic power.

  2. 'This article is not written to defame any political party or a person, or to support any other party or person. Also I'm not paid by any political party either.
    Intention of this article is just to share publicly available data, in the process examining the wrong information circulating around us.'- True.
    Good article with elaborate explanation

    1. bullshit article!!

    2. Just to educate you on practicality, neither GDP nor FDI are really a 'growth' indicator'. If you go beyond your borrowed sense of economic lectures, the percentage of money spent on good governance is what accounts for real growth and not how much FDI received or money remained with the government to show the overall GDP. If I receive Rs.10, spend only Rs.1, which gives me Rs.5 and show Rs. 9 + 5 as profit, then this is purely absurd. Rather, its the money spent on development e.g solar power panels where immediate GDP might not be in the picture, but consistent profit or tax reduction for long-term.

      In short, stop writing bullshit! You clearly don't have any idea of economics or governance. He has been elected for 3 times and still popular. Do you really think Gujaratis are stupid? They are one the most educated businessmen practically not theoretically. Its in their genes!

    3. Well the education system is pathetic there.. and considering the drop out rate, it's possible that Gujaratis are stupid and are reelecting him :P

    4. Nothing can be done of people like you. Modilickers. you idiot this is publicly available data by planning commission and various other government agencies but people like you believe in just listening to modi but not to the exact figures.

    5. Anonymous pl. first gain some knowledge in economics. GDP and FDI are parameters for evaluating a country's economic condition.LOl

    6. All of you are so covered by Modi's bullshit that you can't even smell the truth, leave alone seeing it.

      BTW we should thank the writer for putting forward these hard facts. Its really an eye-opener. And to all those who think that these facts are made up, plz click on the link and check it for yourself! This article is completely backed by solid refererences.

      I'm NOT against MODI but I'm refused to be fooled by another politician.

  3. Hi Shrikanth,

    It is true that Modi boasts himself and his achievements more than what he actually does on the ground.

    He surely has done some good work, but nothing like what he and his followers display. You have rightly put it as making mountain out of a molehill.

    They he acted on Lokayukta is very suspecting. He didn't even bother to care about appointing one till 2006. Later made all kind of drama.

    Thanks for this wonderfully detailed article, this is the best article I have ever read about him.

    One thing surely working in favour of Modi is the week opposition. The most shamefully corrupt government at the center.

    1. Shrikant has put the fact by showing statistics and not by just putting on absurd figures. I agree with you that a weak opposition is what working for Modi. While reading the article, I was thinking what would have been the reaction of Modi fans, as I felt, they refuted this stats and started barbing the writer. A general reader, who is a Modi fan won't refute such facts and will give a thought to it. The Modi fans barbing in such fashion itself shows that they don't want to listen anything against him. This means these people are either paid people or they are his party members.

  4. Wonderful compilation of facts. We should not vote for namo just coz we hate congress. We need to find a true leader.

  5. Let me first congratulate the writer for compilation of the data as to what is really MODI. As some the die hard fans of BJP and Modi say that this article is fake one, I appeal not only these fans but also the critics please visit the various sites for knowing the real statistics and then criticise or praise this article. Because the writer may took a lot of time to compile and for us it will not since all the web sites are easy to find out the REAL story behind the MODI

  6. Let me say that the writer had taken much time for compilation of the data. Let us be not carried away with this but check with statistics whether the data is wrong or right. We have all web sites known and pl visit and cross check with the stats provided in this article. May be there are thousands of fans of MODI may not accept this write up but let them visit the sites and come up with the conclusion. As far as I am concerned I am from Andhra Pradesh and surprised to see this article. I am totally dumb founded looking at these data. But as I said earlier I will look up the different sites and then post my view whether MODI is just below average politician or real honest politician.

  7. Someone rightly pointed out that just because congress is corrupt, Modi and BJP doesn't and shouldn't become the only option or choice, we should support clean people and parties like Loksatta, which has youngsters and people who genuinely want to serve the nation and remove corruption.

    The big political parties like Congress and BJP are just good in fighting with each other, throwing shit at each other, finding each others faults, just to have their share of power to rape our nation.

    Indians should support parties like Loksatta, I hope it becomes a big party of peoples choice in coming years.

    People should teach a lesson to these big(pig) political parties like BJP and congress in the coming election.

    No politician will be able to unite the nation like Anna Hazare did, doesn't matter how many PR agencies they hire, people will eventually realise the truth.

    People will whole heartedly support legends like Mahatma Ghandi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Anna Hazare, because they do the things they do keeping in mind the interest of the people, interest of the nation.

    Cheap politicians like Rahul Ghandi, Modi use these legend's names just for their selfish motives to enjoy the power and try to divide the nation based on caste and religion.

    The Idiot followers of these political party, politicians, should understand neither Modi nor Rahul Ghandi can represent India. India is much superior than what these cheap politicians and their parties think.

    Thanks a ton for the author for coming up with this wonderful article.
    I would request you to write an article on corruption of congress as well, for all those who think that this is pro congress or anti BJP/MODI article.

    As a senior citizen of this country, I have seen plenty of political dramas in this country. What Modi is playing is no new to me.

    Don't vote for the party/person which/who wants to cash in the votes based on Hindutva or any religion.
    Don't vote for the corrupt party/person which/who loots the resources, tax payers money.

    Vote against Corruption and vote against Religion.

    Happy Independence to all the Indians around the world.

  8. Giving vote to parties like Aam Admi Party is like voting corrupt congress by proxy !!

    1. well said AAP is a sister concern of congress

    2. and Voting for BJP is like re-filling an oil tank with holes in it. Instead of fixing the holes.

    3. Then wat yu want to say..You shud vote for Congress and make more and more big holes or Vote for AAP which could not rule atleast 50days in a smallest state of India...???

      Vote for Modi, for Better India.

    4. Most of the people here who are supporting Modi are Gujaratis. I have immense respect for all caste, creed and religion but people who support Modi just think that everyone in politics are corrupt. Agar saare corrupt logon mein apna jaat wala aadmi power mein aata hai toh shayad aona bhi faayda ho jaayega. They dont want to have an Honest Politician. They just see Modi as a gateway to better days for them only. They dont care about India at all. And his (Modi) followers call every Indian who talks against Modi as Anti Indian. This is the biggest joke. This shows that they have no respect whatsoever for the democracy of India and believe in dictator type government. So we dont care what you guys say. We know what we are talking. We dont blindly follow a person just because his PR agency has done a good job and he is popular and that he is a Jaat wala.


  10. Half truths. About followers being fake - that is not possible to infer that easily. In Modi's case all that we can infer is that 10% of his twitter followers are active. I was using twitter only to read tweets till now - so I would come as his "fake" follower to the author. Even Obama has millions of "fake" followers according to such websites. You can't call them fake without further justification.

    Now lets look at the case of Gehlot, which the author conveniently uses to show himself as balanced. Gehlot's number of followers jumped many times on a single day, on further analysis - most of his followers are from Turkey just like 65% of followers of Owaisi on FB are from Pakistan. Is that comparable to inactive followers ? So its clear that the author's research is very superficial with an end objective.

    1. You are so narrow minded! The author has spoken about a dozen points with hard facts and you pick out something as minute as his followers on twitter. For gods sake, no ones ever going to know true or fake followers. You are missing the point and reading between the lines coz you have been blinded with ignorance. After all, ignorance is bliss! And going by your own version of judging people, your objective is very clear as well.

    2. @Anonymous
      As you have mentioned "Mr Ankur" is reading between the lines and you called him blinded then on the same pretext, you are reading what you really love to read i.e. Modi bashing.. Isn't that true. We all know most of media is corrupt and they are pro congress, no double thought about it and in such a case it is not correct to say that whatever the author has put together is true..
      Every one has the right to see the truth and the sarcastic reply to any individual is uncalled for. You reply is case of "Kettle calling the pot black" in my opinion..

      A Different Anonymous..

    3. @Second anonymous
      The author or The first anonymous is not making any conclusion by their own. The just putting the points from various source to you and me. Its up to us whether to dig further and find out the truth. The author never made any point by his own. He always pointed out things from multiple gov or authoritative org. like CAG. when they make statement against congress, they r great but when they make comments agin Modi, you get angry. Don't you feel that you live with emotion rather than facts. Please bring counter points for the points he made (please don't say all the medias are Pro congress and sos bla bla) . Because that will be the biggest joke you might have ever heard : The reason is that the same media talking about Modi and all the hypes. Read 100 times and thing by your own, what is these points talk about and is it true and how can I cross verify etc... Then come back.

    4. About Twitter account of followers of Modi being fake is said by the Twitter Director, India Chapter. One of the Anonymous has rightly pointed out that Modi fans are looking to this article with emotions and not in the larger context of understanding the real issue...

  11. Dear Friend, am all but impressed with your facts.
    When i was reading your article, i was really taken back with the facts you portray, but then i went on to do a bit of more research... Read more articles, and here is what i find-
    Critics of Narendra Modi will be there, and are good for him. Its because of you critics that I've strengthened my resolve to go for voting this time. But i have genuine request, pls do not spoil the mood of people. They want change... They want a corrupt free government. they want good governance. We have waited for 65 years... and i am hoping Narendra modi will b the face of good governance.
    I live in Mumbai, and i can tell u a short story here...
    My uncle is into chemicals, and he wanted to open a chemical plant, in Maharashtra... No sooner he realized, it was going to be a long process... He decided to move to gujarat... he (my uncle) wentt for clearances, the officer was not available at the moment... he waited for half an hour, and in that half n hour, 3 employees turned up asking for why were they waiting... and of course he has a plant in gujarat today, which is very much functional, and is happy being there... Anyways, this is just a small incident that shows the mood out there is different...

    Your facts are all right, but here's a thing- Go to gujarat, and speak to any local fellow, irrespective of his caste, gender, religion, and ask him, has his life improved in last 10 years? is he happy with the governance? I bet, you wont have a single negative answer. Fact of the matter, i dont even know if your facts are right. am not a economic guy, but i have eyes and probably brains as well... i see change, i sense change... i think this man has it... He is not married... he has no kids to leave back...

    India is changing, be a part of it... Dont mess it up again... We are educated yet we live like stocks.... our roads are f up... our infrastructure is f up... Talk about infrastructure...
    I dont know abt the facts... but go to gujarat, u ll find roads and electricity, in every single village...
    So may be Narendra modia isnt the only man to bring about growth in his state, but this man has vision... What have we got after voting congress? Food security Bill? Food security bill is good, but it will only paralyze our poor... its like the russian king, who was out on donating money, when he realized everyone got into begging... Dont make people beggers, make roads, get infrastructure, create jobs... make people self independent...

    Narendra modi is the Man! Give him a chance! A chance will prove if he is really worth it... You have tried with congress! try wid modi, for once... Am sure that man is not going to disappoint you...
    Voting is your choice, even if you dont wanna vote bjp, pls do cast your vote... only den u have a right to speak out...

    1. you seek change and we all want things to get better. But how do you know if things will not get worse? You are willing to risk everything we have achieved in the last 65 yrs on one person. A person whose track record has many loop holes. A person who has mischievous way of creating divide between fellow countrymen. A person who leads this country must have an untarnished image. One that cuts across this diverse country. Sadly I do not see that in Modi. He is fake and he is using tax payers money to put out false information. This country has far greater and complex issues than getting a permit to set up a plant.

    2. Anonymous, you are writing as if you check the track record of all the persons who rule us rightnow. Do you know the track record of Sonia ? and Raul ? who rule us with thie puppet PM ... get over it...

    3. Don't think you are the foolest man on earth !!!! Are you still living in 18th centuray and believing that the man on the readside barking on mike is the real politician and he does what he speaks ...!!! common. if manmohan is puppet, then there is no elligible PM in any country in the world. Clearly I dont like congress but doesnt mean that I should accept a person ability or achievments.

    4. overhyped modi will just manage the votes of the rabid communal rightist section of the indian population.That's more no less as they have always been will still b short of majority.Coalition will b formed and the rightists hand will b tied.they will
      get an excuse to pass on the buck to their small partners enjoying immunity from all
      criticism and planning to consolidate for a brighter future.In the entire process they fail
      to realize that the electorate is not that stupid.they know what is what even with the mask.Simply extending subsidies to the rich ambanis,tata,birla will not alleviate the suffering of the masses.The corporates are behind modi becoz he with his roller coaster method is bulldozing all restrictive policies which were installed in the first place to safeguard the interest of the marginalized section of society/for the S.C./S.T/adivasis who's lands are being forcefully occupied and handed over to the rich capitalists to reap dividend and all voices of dissent is being stifled by his iron hand.A fascist becoming P.M. bodes ill for india.A killer of thousands of innocent people who has no remorse over the killing and who can manipulate all the enquiry and judiciary to his advantage will have a bad effect on the future of the country.One shud not forget the razing of one mosque in Ayodhya kept the country in turmoil for 2 decades and instability became the order of the day with successive govt. forming and falling one after another.India is a land of diversity and the beauty lies in accepting the fact and administering the country likewise.Peaceful co-existence with due respect to each denominations culture,language,religion,rights is the keyword of our existence.But with a fascist like modi it will be a tall order.

    5. The top anonymous reply to Blog of Shrikant gives a definite image of who he is... First of all he says to give a chance to Modi and not BJP. We are a multiparty parliamentary democracy and we don't vote for a person but for a party. Such positions of a party where a person was declared as PM is against the constitution. As our constitution says, it is the elected representative of a party who elects the leader of their party to lead them in the parliament. He said about getting license to start a chemical company in Maharashtra. Does he want to believe us that there is no chemical company in Maharashtra. The rules to set up a company in Maharashtra has its own NOC to be taken from different departments and yes there is corruption in the department. But the fact is that Maharashtra has been able to provide more employment than Gujarat and moreover the workers are paid as per Minimum Wages Act which is absolutely not the case in Gujarat. There the workers are paid less and that in itself is an exploitation of the working class. I am not a UPA member or fan but yes I would like to see the fact as it is. I am not going to give any party or a leader a chance whose politics is based on lies, fakes and utilizing people's money for self propaganda.

  12. What an in depth article. A lot of hard work to get the publicly available data. Hats off to you Srikanth. I do believe that people should have a choice and no party should rule for more than 1 or 2 terms. May be this time we would get a different Government but whether that would be good or bad, we would have to see.

    People think Modi would fix all of India's problems: rapid economic growth, high employment rate, appreciation of currency, petrol prices significantly lower, resolving Kashmir issue with Pakistan and border issue with China, corruption free Government etc etc. The list is too long. My two cents to that is, good luck. You can say whatever you have to say to get in power but it no one had a magic wand.

  13. This is really an eye opener .. I have given some time to check the facts on Google.. found most of them true and genuine...there is much of hype created than Actual facts...

  14. I use to believe the hype created in Narendra Modi's website..but Really .. The facts in this article are genuine.. I gave some time to verify them on google and found most of them to be correct....

    1. Thumbs up to the author from me that he could convince at least one namo bhakt about the truth of that man.

    2. Priyanka, I appreciate your effort in cross checking it and getting to know the fact as it is...

  15. Very well researched! Congratulations on the compilation ... The thing commendable about Mr. Modi is his PR agency!

  16. What if Gujarat become Free Nation

    हाल ही में मुख्यमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी पर निशाना साधते हुए गुजरात कांग्रेस ने कहा था कि गुजरात के सरदार पटेल ने रजवाड़ों को एक कर अखंड भारत का निर्माण किया था। अब इसी गुजरात को भाजपा अलग देश जैसा बनाने का प्रयास कर रही है। इस बयानबाजी के बाद कितना बवाल मचा होगा, शायद यह बताने की जरूरत नहीं।

    मुख्यमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के वेबसाइट पर प्रकाशित एक लेख में एक अंतरराष्ट्रीय संस्था ने कुछ ऐसी ही अलग रिपोर्ट पेश की है कि गुजरात अगर देश से अलग हो जाए तो दुनिया में उसका स्थान कहां पर होगा।

    लंदन स्थित लिजेट्यूम इंस्टीट्यूट ने इस बाबत एक रिपोर्ट तैयार की है। इंस्टीट्यूट ने इस रिपोर्ट को ‘ग्लोबल प्रॉसपैरिटी इंडेक्स’ नाम दिया है। इसमें दुनिया के देशों और उनके राज्यों के विकास के आंकडों के आधार पर उसका वास्तविक मूल्यांकन किया गया है। इस रिपोर्ट में भारत को भी शामिल किया गया है कि अगर भारत के राज्य भारत से अलग हो जाएं तो उसकी स्थिति क्या होगी। यह रिपोर्ट आप नरेंद्र मोदी की वेबसाइट में भी पढ़ सकते हैं।

    रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि भारत में सोशल कैपिटल के क्षेत्र में गुजरात नंबर-1 है। इतना ही नहीं, अगर गुजरात भारत से अलग होकर अलग देश बन जाए तो वह दुनिया के टॉप-20 अमीर देशों में शुमार हो जाएगा। रिपोर्ट में इसका श्रेय भी "नरेंद्र मोदी" को ही दिया गया है।

    रिपोर्ट में दुनिया की 96 प्रतिशत आबादी और 99 प्रतिशत वैश्विक जीडीपी को आधार बनाया गया है। 142 देशों को शामिल कर तैयार की गई इस रिपोर्ट में कुल 8 कैटेगिरी हैं..अर्थव्यवस्था, शिक्षण, बिजनेस, गर्वनेंस, स्वास्थ्य, व्यक्तिगत स्वतंत्रता, सुरक्षा और सामाजिक व्यवस्था। इन सभी मामलों में भी गुजरात को टॉप पर रखा गया है।

    रिपोर्ट के अनुसार अगर गुजरात अलग देश होता तो वह विकसित देशों की सूची में (रिपोर्ट में शामिल किए गए 142 देशों की सूची के अुनसार)15वें नंबर पर आता। इतना ही नहीं, वह यूरोपियन अर्थव्यवस्था के अरबी घोड़ों की तरह पूरी रफ्तार से दौड़ रहा होता।

    इतना ही नहीं, गुजरात इस तरह समृद्ध और विकसित होता कि भारत को आंख दिखाने वाला चीन भी उससे बहुत पीछे होता और अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर दुनिया के कई देशों को अपनी उंगली पर नचा रहा होता।

    रिपोर्ट में गुजरात के दुनिया के विकसित देशों की सूची में 15वां स्थान दिया गया है। जबकि वर्तमान में भारत समृद्ध देशों की सूची में 138वें नंबर पर आता है। सौराष्ट्र की पठारी जमीन पर केमिकल्स, ऑटो पार्ट्स, प्लास्टिक उत्पाद, इलेक्ट्रिकल्स-इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स, ऑटो मोबाइल, शुगर, टेक्सटाइल, डायमंड कटिंग समेत सैकड़ों फैक्टरियों के माध्यम से पैसों की जो फसल गुजरात उगा रहा है, उससे पूरे देश की अर्थव्यवस्था को सहारा मिला है। जहां देश ऊर्जा के भीषण संकट का सामना कर रहा है, वहीं गुजरात इस मायने में आत्मनिर्भर है।

    2005 से 2012 तक इसकी विकास दर 10.1 फीसदी रही है, जो राष्ट्रीय औसत से बहुत ऊपर है। इसी तरह, 1994 से 2000 तक इसकी विकास दर 7.8 फीसदी थी और वह भी राष्ट्रीय औसत से ऊपर थी।

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    1. If you read ramaayanam 1000 times, will you understand anything? wake man ... read the article and comment .. He is the real example of modi followers ...ha ha ha

  18. Good article and well supported by facts. The problem with our mainstream media is that they cannot and do not want to debate facts. They just want to talk about people and personalities and have their own biased or paid views. They are just interested in political mud slinging.

  19. Indian peoples mentality is worst in d world

  20. Let me tell you what NaMo means. It stands for any of the following:

    Narcissist Modi
    Narcissist Mouth
    Narking Motor

  21. Avery good article..Thanks a lot for the info...

  22. I've gone through the whole article n comments on it, I really appreciate the author to bring us reality with facts. As author wrote about Mr. Modi's achievement that it was the half truth.... but I just want to add all the facts that you shown in your article clearly indicates that Mr. Modi did what he assigned for, and in today's politics no one is purely honest... You only angry with the figures he showed to the nation but what about the works he has done. Also I really upset regarding his act for Lokayukta in Gujarat as you wrote..
    But now we have to decide what type of government we want, a govt. who is in the power for 3 decade with majority and 3 more decade with alliance and what we got lots of scandals only....
    Here I don't name anyone's name to promote but I ask the question from all who gave her/his precious time to read whole article with comments and decide that in 2014's election to whom we support to get in power with full majority to do something for this country without any hassle...
    Now at the end Applause for Mr. Shrikant for his hardwork n effort.....

    Anyone who wants to correct me or give her/his kind replies, that really welcomed.

    1. You more or less said the same thing I was going to say. Modi is not perfect as he says but there is no alternative.

  23. The article contradicts itself, on one hand it claims that the total amount of actual FDI for India is yet to hit $50 billion and immediately on the next line claims Maharashtra gets $45.8 billion, Gujarat $7.2 billion and Delhi $26 billion total for 3 states as per the article works out to be $ 79 billion, when you put out such figures a little backward calculation would not hurt. Modi maybe a Feku but your figures too are quite interesting.

    1. My apologies, missed out on the fact that the figures quoted are for the years in between 2000 and 2011 so nothing wrong with your figures.



    1. Nicely contradicts the Lokayukta appointment blame on Modi's Govt as mentioned in this article.

  25. A similar bare all blog post with clear and relevant data links, I found on the net is below, well, Modi aptly named "Feku"

    Claim #1
    Gujarat’s GDP growth under Modi is exceptional.
    Gujarat’s growth is inline with other progressives states of India.

    Claim #2
    2003-2013 is the only 10 straight years ever in Gujarat history which are complete Riot-free.
    Large scale riots happened within Vadodara in 2006 and regular stream of incidences kept on happening regularly all over Gujarat.

    Claim #3
    Automobile majors are flocking to Gujarat because of great industrial climate Modi has created.
    Tata was given sops worth Rs. 30 Thousand Crores for investing only a fraction (Rs 2 Thousand Crores) in Sanand, Gujarat. That’s what brought Nano to Gujarat.

    Claim #4
    Gujarat is only state in the whole India to provide 24*7 and 365 days electricity to almost all of its 18000 villages.
    Still 8% of Gujarat ‘s households use Kerosene as the primary means of lighting. Gujarat was 100% electrified even in 1996.

    Claim #5
    Every Gujarati is in love with Modi
    Less than 50% Gujaratis are voting for Modi and around 40% are voting for Congress. BJP’s high vote share pre-dates Modi.

    Claim #6
    In WikiLeaks US diplomat described Modi as “incorruptible” — in fact, “the lone honest Indian politician”.
    No US diplomat mentioned that. On the contrary, complete reading of the cable is an another proof of “pseudo-secularist” charges on Modi (downright communal, big-ticket corruption and low on achievements).

    Claim #7
    Gujarat’s agriculture growth is 10-11% since whole last decade.
    In last 6 years, Gujarat’s agriculture had -ve years of growth -1.08% (2007) & -8.71% (2009), and a zero growth year 0.3% (2010).

    Claim #8
    Gujarat tourism is growing faster than ever before.
    Gujarat tourism’s percentage share and rank is stagnant during most of Modi’s tenure.

    Claim #9
    According to central govt’s labour bureau’s report, Gujarat has the lowest unemployment rate in country.
    As per 2012 report, Gujarat was ranked 1st among states (excluding UTs), which has fallen to 5th in 2013 report.

    Claim #10
    Gujarat is the first state in country to have “high speed wireless broadband” service in its all 18000 villages.
    BSNL brought WiMAX to Gujarat. Ironically this is one of deals for which former Telecom minister A. Raja is under investigation.

    Claim #11
    2010 Forbes magazine rated Ahmedabad the fastest growing city in the India and 3rd in World.
    Everything about this claim is falsified and misleading.

    Claim #12
    Modi made the Asia’s biggest solar plant.
    Intending: Solar energy revolution was started by Modi.
    Solar energy revolution in India was started by UPA govt in 2010.

    Claim #13
    World bank’s statement of 2011 said, Gujarat roads are closer to international standards.
    World Bank gave no such statement. Claim is a gross exaggeration of a World Bank report.

    1. I just searched it on google and found the forbes website. You might wanna look at it for claim # 11

    2. The above claims are the concise version of the article.
      Check the complete article for full details.

  26. Mr narendra damodardas modi will be shown his place after india votes in 2014. Till then all the paid media can keep barking like dogs about modi and his chori's (pun definitely intended). Till then, we can unravel a few more scams of the italian madam and her council of jokers.

  27. We have launched a petition to request President Obama to reconsider US Administration’s stand on Mr. Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat, India. Please visit MODI360.COM to review and sign this petition.

    1. Please stop doing all this. By doing this we disrespect Modi Ji. Did Modi Ji came and asked you to request USA to reconsider their opinion. Stop all this please do not bring disrespect to Modi Ji

  28. i dont know when modi followers is going to develop brain...!!!

  29. Dear blogger please find my counters below:
    1. Regarding Gujarat riots there are already too much of research done by SIT and also other true investigative journalist
    the report by Madhu Purnima Kishwar - one has to read this patiently since it
    very big and good one with all facts related to Gujarat 2002 riots.

    2. Gujarat is not communal after Modi. But, an already communal state for a long time mostly ruled by Congress party.

    3. What's the share of Gujarat in India's FDI ?
    What is said in the blog ?
    According to latest report by RBI, it's just mere 2.38%.
    Modi called Gujarat as the "GateWay to India". Interesting to know what he calls Maharashtra, as it accounts for 40% of India's FDI.
    From 2000 to 2011 Gujarat received just about $7.2 billion in FDI, Maharashtra got $45.8 billion and Delhi got over $26 billion.
    Fact of the matter is, 10 trillion dollars is more than 5 times the GDP of India, which stands at 1.87 trillion dollars. Modi's $450 billion is nearly one third of Indian GDP.

    What is reality?
    How FDI is calculated investment in state level?

    Answer : The claim is so stupid which is copied from Digvijay Singh

    The truth is here

    3. For other claims I do not have any counters since the data are all collected by Congress government so will speak only
    against Modi. But, can consider based on the appreciations received from the planning commission at some times.

    But can refer this for counter -

    4. The way Modi governs and makes policies are different. Regarding the quote about labour problems and their incomes
    there are so many migrant workers in Gujarat who are from other states like UP, Bihar and all which the government statistics
    will not include. So these data is not reliable.

    5. counter for violance in Gujarat -

    Finally we should definitely visit Gujarat to know the truth

    1. Its seems you also a mad

    2. Just read the arguments and counter them first. when it fails to generate any light then get into the heat.

    3. this is true facts on gujrat,I am from maharashtra last time I visited Ahmdabad main hub of gurjat. There is no trafic rules and roads conditions is very bad. As we know that alcohol banned in gujrat but consumption of alcohol in gujrat is more. And regarding drop out students its really true that all gujrathi student studied in Maharashtra after taking degree they will go for their business.

  30. Love the way Modi and BJP is attacking AAP and Kejiwal now. They can't tolerate anyone. First they were laughing on AAP, now the same aam admi is making Modi to shiver :) . Last word to Modi, you may hire PR agencies but don't underestimate the power of a common man :D

  31. Anonymous above makes lot of claims and afraid to give his name while commeting......looks like he is also a hired trool like others to malign modi and Team..

    1. AAP supporters are self-driven and unpaid. We don't have enough funds like NaMo buddy.
      I know it's hard to swallow for you, but make it a habit. It's a reality and you're still far from it.

    2. wht are aaptards we know well just go on makuing yur own story indians are not fool to support aaptards who loves porkistan ,terrorist organization

  32. Its indeed intriguing to read this blog, the spirit with which it is written and the dispassionate analysis.

    I took up one of the points on Agriculture and did some Mathe-Matis with ditto same data from planning commission only and using the same formula too. Guess, what? I could help push Gujarat to number-3 position merely by changing the intervals over which this data is calculated. Why don't you come some weekend to my place, i will teach you some basic mathe-mein-tiss, BODMAS rules, average, % growth etc? Looking forward to hear from you, unbiased holy cow:-)

    1. To the Anonymous above, I'm not anti Modi, but Author has calculated Agricultural growth for the period of pre modi and post modi. I also calculated the numbers after reading your comment and found the same numbers as given by the author.

      If you change the sample data, you'll definitely get different results even if u use same formula. It's the basics of maths. So what are you trying to suggest by your stupid comment ?

    2. He is saying anyone who talks against Modi is stupid.
      These guys are those pigeon who close their eyes and feel that cat will never going see them.

  33. Hum ko to e sab nai pata q ki hum to ek truck driver hai bhayya lekin hamri samaz aur ankhe to hame dhokha nahi de sakti bhayya jo hamne Gujraat me dekha hai wo aur khi nahi hai ,hamra truck kashmir se kanyakumari ghumta hai ,lekin jo raste gujraat se jate hai sab chamak damak wale hai ab itana bada artikal likha hai aapne to mehnat to bahot ki hogi lekin ak salah de ta hu aapko
    ak bar Gujrat ho aao

    1. ohh u was in gujarat ahh am doing buisnes in gujarat myy clients frm gujarat i hve to visit gujarat twice in a month wht is gujarat we know very well yu aaptards just bark most of supporters of aaptards are day dreamilng bec khujli told tht thy will seperate kashmir

  34. @ the author.... Thanks for this article. One thing that makes me feel is shame.. On one side we cry RTI, govt is not truthful etc etc. but on the other side even an educated person like me, who is perusing his masters is not taking a step to know our own nation and its leaders. We get into daily dirt fight of who is good and bad just by our gut feel... The statistics open to all and easily available data speaks volume.. not just about MODI for instance... these should be used by each individual before they vote for anyone person..
    Once I read somewhere that the person who tells a lie is only half guilty, the other half is the one who accepts the lie... we cant tell that modi or congress or any party for that matter is fully responsible for those lie... we are the people who make it happen.. who bring the lie alive.. before we support or reject each claim, we are not ready to put in a small effort to check if its right or wrong...
    Nice compilation of facts and figures.. From this article what I learned is not about MODI or Congress or anything.. this article really reflects 1) how ignorant and uneducated we are (we miss the real intend of education and just end up with a certificate) 2) even the media is not ready to do a good in-depth study and do a professional and truthful journalism.. only tends to say "Indai needs to know"... as I see it now... Indai already knows.. but we are turning a blind eye on it...
    Thanks once again for showing my weakness and ignorance....

  35. This is one of the best blog posts I haver ever read , It would have been better had you made this as a series of 500 -1000 words blog posts, cuz normally people don't like reading long blog posts . The information that you have provided is wonderful , Modi is a champion LIAR and is well funded by canny corporates who just want to loot the resources of the nation. I hope this blog is an eyeopener to many people.

  36. The comments prove article is true.

  37. The claims in the article are very well supported by relevant and reliable references. As identified by someone above, it's not about Modi or Rahul or someone else. We all have access to data which is just a click away and refer to it before making (and most importantly asking others) someone hero. If you really seek change the India needs, what we need to do is just come out of your comfort chair (too much relying on facebook photos/shares, TV news etc), read and interpret reliable data and then validate the claims made by the 'heroes' themselves or by their PR agencies.

  38. Wow, hats off to this scam. It bloody looks like a financial journal but infact it is a Blogspot (something you can create for free). I must believe the facts written in this website who has no owner and no credibility.

  39. Here is guy(author) who has painstakingly collectee all the data to make sure the public
    especially the social media savvy get the real facts.In just simplistic term some Modi praisers wish him away as a paid writer.Now if i post in favour of author i will also be saiid i am paid by congress.Author practices Islam so hes antimodi.If some westrrner writes with fact they will say
    anti india.Industrialists are just interested in exploiting.If Modi assures him of favors they will definitely prop him.which is what is happening.It does not take a rocket scientists brain to understand.One Namo worshipper said all these data has been prepared congress govt.Brilliant man.Then how come chatisgarh is said to have had g8 growth.they had BJP rule during same oeriod.they would have fudged there also.All the Namo worshippers are hypnotised.Like the way Germany was hypnotised sometime back.I know that i await brick bats.But no probs thats the least i could do for my liberal Muslim brother.

  40. Good blog...explained the reality with more than enough proof...Good work Author!Appreciate that. :)

  41. Thanks! Much needed. Someone should really be diseeminating this information

  42. stop this fake shit

  43. bullshit article!!

  44. @Author : What a stupid article, if you don't like Modi ji, just keep quiet, don't spread wrong information to public like this. Delete it if you love your country.

  45. A Job well done. It may not be enough to open the blind follower eyes. The followers always declared that they really don't care about the 'FACTS'

    i found a small mistake in one of the illustrations

    The Orissa figure for 2009-10 must be 153 instead of 453, please check

  46. Hmmm... I must say the article would have been a great piece to read if it wasn't for the obvious bias aganst Modi. Sorry, I sensed it, I left it.

    P.S. - I am not a blind Modi follower, and neither an pretending factual Modi hater.

  47. You are one biased author. You show only one half of the picture and try to be over smart.
    Correct fact: Gujarat has 2.4 % in FDI share but also correct is the fact that Gujarat is 6th in FDI inflow. You conveniently ignore this fact and chose to show just a low %tage.

    Gujarati's by nature are entrepreneurial. Check Gujarat's % share in Inida's GDP. Surprise surprise. Guess what: it is 5th with 621, 00 crore. and it just half of Maharashtra at 1,160,000 which has 20 times more FDI.
    Gujarat is a dry state with large part a desert. Yet it is doing 6th in agro. You very easily removed this fact.
    Try to pose all facts and not half truths.

  48. wow what an awesome article, one of the best I have ever read. Completely exposes the lies of the big chair aspirant. Thanks a lot for this.

  49. Problem with Modi fans is that they don't want to accept any facts which exposes Modi's weakness. They simply want follow and believe whatever he and his PR agency tells them. Hope this article has opened up the minds of many people. I was also a follower of Modi, not anymore. I think they don't appreciate anyone other than Modi himself. They simply attack everyone who is not part of BJP and Modi supporter. I'm happy that I have made up my mind to come out of the hasty cult Modi's PR agency has created in social media. Now I can think freely and make my own decision and appreciate everyone who is doing good work doesn't matter if they don't have PR agency to tam tam their achievements using our money paid as tax.

  50. Its a very fine written article.. Facts and figures are for people to see and validate.
    The flavor of article shows case by case analysis and thus doesn't show any political Bias by your side. I do appreciate your approach.

  51. Well, after all we INDIANS are looking for peace, harmony and prosperity in the nation and if NaMo can achieve it then there's no issue in him being the PM. But if he can't do it then he should not waste our money, time and efforts. As the ad says "Choose wisely, Live well"

  52. Tamilnadu has Rameshwaram and Meenakshi Mandir that attract millions of Hindu pilgrims every year! Why and how can any one lose sight of this?


  54. great findings with undeniable proofs. I agree modi is the greateat liar in indian political scenerio who wants to project hmself a panacea for all evils while he himself is a disease for india. we indians hs proved tht sold media and industrialists cant chose our PM. we wont get affected by hype created by the sold media.

  55. Indian will become a Golden Peacock once again If citizens will understand and Vote..

  56. Every point mentioned in this blog and propoganda++ done by the author of this blog has been ripped off in another blog --->

  57. go through the link given above by sudhanshu and you will find that major points in this article and that link are different. in that link major weightage is given in giving clean cheat to Modi on communalism, where as here that's not a point.

  58. Don't believe this article



    1. Some Facts with articles included...
      Might help when trying to prove some point(NOT FOR SOME IRRELEVANT POINTS AS OF Yours)
      Please do read and do reply...

  61. Good research. You may also like to read the recent EPW article on this subject.

  62. I wish different states & their CMs would work together for a better India instead of fighting with one another.

    Jai Hind

    Manick Munjal

  63. RBI Governor and Planning commission are in the hands of Congress. Then what you can expect from their report. Modi had practically proven it. India receive more GDP contribution from Gujarat. WIll Planning commission deny this??

  64. Extremely well written and well researched article. Kudos for doing this.

  65. Thats why he is known as "Fenku" who fudges data, Makes tall claims, changes history and geography according to his benefits...

  66. Dr. V.S.Ruhella18 March 2014 at 07:41

    I pity the mindset of presenter of this blog it appears to be a pure anti modi campaign putting unauthentic, unverified, pure biased data. which clearly defies all psycho-social norms. would you the blogger provide some information about your professional capability to put such an information on public misguide public who are not averse to this unauthentic/confused juggernaut.

  67. Visit Gujarat , live here for a year and then re-write the article about feelings. Gujaratis have brains. FYI, I am not a Modi bhakt. I voted as he worked.

  68. This is witch hunting; same way as people are doing for kejriwal, every statement is analyzed and if something goes wrong, you are pronounced an outright failure....Gujarat has done wonderfully on several front and and there are places where it has faltered...let us not make it a point to ridicule some good work Modi has carried out

  69. The % dont make complete sense to me...You can move from 100 to 200 and quote 100% growth.....where as moving from 1000 to 1100 is only 10% growth....but the fact is that 1100>200. Its important to look at absolute numbers as well and not just % when you compare.

    1. There is a reason why some states are in 100rs economy and some are in 1 crore economy. 100rs economies don't have sufficient resources to develop, inspite of that if they have shown superior growth then that should be appreciated.

      You have to underastand, it is difficult to make 200rs from 100rs but easy to turn 1crore to 1crore 10 thousand.

      Fact is modi is riding on a resourcefull already developed Gujarat. He uses advertisement gimics never used before by any state or central government to showcase even small things as huge developments.

      Gujarat was never a backward state before modi.. Just see the statistics of pre modi and post modi growth.

  70. The writer forgetting fundamental statistical data interpretation-growth over certain base economy is very difficult-jharkand growth when compared from 5 % to gujarats 4%-means 100Rs growing by 5% and 1 crore growing by 4% will be understood clearly by person really know the economis

    1. To Anonymous and Narasimha,

      By your logic, Modi also should shut his mouth, because he and his supporters also compare Gujarat with India and other countries. how can modi compare growth rate of Gujarat in percentage with all india percentage, or agri or tourism with indian percentage ? How could he call PM for open debate to compare Gujarat with Delhi ????
      So first ask your PM Candidate to shut his mouth and then ask others who are comparing on his own lines to stop.

    2. Good point Vijay.

  71. I want to confirm its really true... pls tell me someone before going to vote I wanna know

  72. I have few observation on your data. I found it manipulative. The Author of this blog is totally negatively biased for Modi not neutral. I am not saying that everything hyped for Gujarat is true but i am saying that this report published in Blog is not true. There is flaw in every comparison. I am sharing observation on few points.

    The term "Growth %" is relative. It depends on previous year data always. So here is flaw in the data on the link given. eg state wise GDP in India:
    1. Your link compares MOU signed in Gujarat with FDI. This is a flawed comparison as MOU signed is not always FDI.that is national & international investment which is also mentioned on the website provided in you report page.

    2) your link says: modi claims 25 lacks jobs in 2009 & 52 lacks jobs in 2011. If you carefully read the page (link given in your report) says that : Mou of XXX signed in 2009 generating 25 lacks jobs and data was compared with planning commission report of 2009-2010.

    Are you sure that all MOUs are completed withing 2009-2010?? However i did not found mentioning of 52 lacks of jobs anywhere. So this point is also flawed. MOUs signed will create jobs when they will be completed, not in the signed year. so we should see the reports of later years rather than 2009-2010

    3. In your report Growth comparison is flawed. It compares avg growth rate of 94/95-01/02 and 04/05-11/12 and then calculated % growth.This is not how the GDP calculated.You should see year wise GDP against national GDP. Either compare the state's avg or compare yearly % growth

    4. Again in Growth rate of gross state domestic product, avg is compared among states. in that we should see yearly growth. Sikking growth was very high for 80/09 & 09/10 making it avg highest in the list. In Gujarat it was -12.33 in 2001 and its always positive afterwards. Remember its growth rate, its increase on previous year.

    5. your report says that Gujarat claims zero lost man hours but did not provided any link where it claims. I never heard this claim. Can you please provide some link?? If you will see the report of Economic survey (link given in your report) then you will find strikes & lockouts decreased continuously from 2 Crore in 2005 to only 16 Lacks in 2010. Which shows the improvement.

    6. Again in tourism your report cleverly compare growth of two consecutive year but comparison is not shown in claim.Your report says that Modi claims national avg was 16% and your report rejects it by showing link of Indias growth rate of 2011 as 19%. If you will check the fact then you will find that Indias groeth was 16% in 2012. Again this is a flawed comparison.

    7. Again same flaw of avg comparison in agriculture sector. only exclude yr. 96 from the report then your avg will hype too much. Sir this is only mathematics game

    8. Poverty line: please line limits poverty line defined by states in the same planning commission report. Only Maharashtra in nearby Gujarat. Other states are far behind. The author is totally negatively biased and manipulated the facts.

    So, Overall author of this blog has manipulate the data. I am not saying that Gujarat is best in every field but its still better than many states and Mr. Modi has done which touched the life of common people. The two best things in my views are 24*7 electricity that no other state has and providing water even to Kuchch desert villages.
    Moreover Ahmadabad is the safest city of women. All things apart, In today's scenerio Mr. Modi is the best available candidate for PM. We can bear UPA-3 or 3rd Front this time.

    1. I think this guy is very partial. His facts are also not correct. See the dropout ratio in Gujarat. He is mentioning 62 while actually it is 3%. Check this.

  73. Rest is apart, this guy should show true records of Gujarat's education. And dude, if a student don't know how to read or write or speak in english, it doesn't mean he is uneducated. And FYI the drop out ratio in Gujarat is less than 7%, it is not 62% as you show. Clear some stats and post it. Don't misguide the people over here.

    On your face.

    Next time, show the clear stats and don't defame anyone just like that. Even though I support AK too, I know who is good or bad, but I don't misguide the crowd.

  74. I am from Assam, I do not see any growth in Assam in the era of congress, and you are saying here growth of 160%, I will ask you to validate your claim please

  75. It is hard to believe all this. I mean if what you have written is true, then, why other parties have not brought all this into everyone's notice. Modi is poised to become the next PM on the basis of his gujrat's development claims and if one is to refute all that then he will have nothing left to sell. I mean it's hope of india shining like gujrat is what modi is selling, without which he nothing. Now the thing I don't understand is that with the support of both money and personnel how come the parties with all their stakes riding on the election's were unable to find and spread this facts. I mean why not end everyone's delusion of gujrat and bring Modi down.

  76. its the 3rd time Modi has became Chief Minister of Gujrat..and by this article your are trying to say that citizens of Gujrat dont use their brain when they elect him. poor you. i pity on you sorry to say.

  77. What about Good governance, Law and order (no riot in last 12 years,which was quite common in gujrat) , Narmada-sabarmati river linking,24*7 electricity at every places....Are all these also a fake claim.? (Not to forget Gujarat is a DRY state means zero revenue from liquor and liquor revenue usually comprises 30% of any state's revenue..)
    Didn't you get any website to find these empirical claims....? AC room mein baith ke policy criticize karna bahot easy hai ..look @ the ground reality first...

    1. Samir bhai, you are talking about law & order in Gujarat. Don't forget that the infamous riots of 2002 took place when he was in power. The world knows what role did he play in those riots. So please stop talking about law & order in Gujarat.
      You also mentioned about dry state. Everyone knows that liquor is easily available in Gujarat but at a higher price. In fact this increases the revenue of the Gujarat government ministers, not Gujarat government. In this way they make sure that their pockets are full of money. Illegal liquor is most common in Gujarat.

  78. if this is true the why gujratis elect & worship him

  79. TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT TRUTH ...... and that is what today's kids don't want to hear, know, analyze and live with. JP/ BJP government is known for chaos and that is why after giving them power Indian public always repented later and voted them out in very next election and Congress had ruled this country for 80+% of period.

  80. Thankyou for providing the informative content.
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