A book for the 10 million fans of Narendra Modi which is creating buzz on social networking sites, is slowly becoming a trend now. It is the first time that any author has gone to such details to articulate a vision for the citizens of the country, the youth and most importantly for the first time voters.
The book “Moditva” not only discusses critical challenges being faced by the country today but also the solutions to them which have already tested by Gujarat’s Chief Minister as development model in Gujarat. Siddarth Mazumdar by releasing the book Moditva has provided Indians especially the young who wants to understand the idea that the Gujarat Chief Minister stands for which usually gets hidden behind the noise of daily news and high voltage debates. The book has already found acceptance on social media like on Facebook and Twitter, buzzing with support for the book. On Twitter, Moditva has been trending even before the release of it.
Moditva is a collection of 14 short essays drawn from the quotes of Modi on critical challenges such as economy, governance, education, etc. Each story establishes connect to each quote and every idea presented in the book is validated by a successful international and domestic example. The book describes the problems prevailing in the country, their solution, and how and where they have been applied by Narendra Modi. In order to do justice to Shri Modi’s philosophy, all the quotes have been selected before he was declared as the BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate for the 2014 elections.
Kiran Bedi, social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Subramanian Swamy, former Union Cabinet Minister and Jaswant Singh, former Finance Minister have praised the book. In their view it’s the best book one can use to form the future of the country. Jaswant Singh said while discussing the importance of 14 chapters of the book that the number 14 has a very mysterical success behind it and surely this book will do some magic too.
The first chapter of the book “Secularisam Means India First” validates this through similar policies adopted by Indian Emperors like Ashoka and Akbar. The second chapter “Nyuntam Sashan, Adhiktam Prashasan” disusses Modi’s idea of development which makes a frontal attack on chavista style of development, which is primarily state led and driven. Through cooperative federalism and by increasing the role of citizens in public delivery, he pitches for increasing governance by reducing government role.
Chapter six, “Aatma Gaon Ki, Suvidha Saher Ki” discusses Modi's vision for an integrated infrastructure grid and a twin model of urbanisation. India has several infrastructure ministries energy, railways, waterways, surface transport and civil aviation and most infrastructure related projects are frozen. His idea to bring these disparate departments of government and allow seamless transfer of goods, energy and people across waterways, air, rail and road has the potential to improve productivity by leaps and bounds.
Modi's views on agriculture in chapter eight “Prati Boond Adhik Fasal” could be the real game changer for the country. He suggests not making a decline in manufacturing industry but growth of agriculture sector which is a serious challenge for India. Agriculture in our country engage over half the work force in unproductive employment and has also been a big contributor to inflation. Trying to shift hundreds of millions of workers straight away into manufacturing is akin to selling horses. It is here that Modi’s radical idea is worthy of consideration.
His idea of presenting an idea must be applauded and hopefully will be reciprocated by everyone in this country.