Government Narrative Against Aam Aadmi Issue

Nowhere in the contemporary world or in the history of the recent past has there been so much disconnection between the ruling party and widespread media discourse and issues related to the common man, as is seen in India. In fact, something else has happened, but the discussion is about something else. For example, the price of the domestic LPG cylinder increased by 50 rupees, but not a single leaf was increased across the country. There is no discussion about this in the media, no manifestation of opposition, no opposition from civil society and no discontent of the common middle class citizens. Instead, the whole country is embroiled in the ongoing debate over the slogans of ‘Sir Tan Se Juda’ and ‘Jab Mulle Kaate Jayenge …’. It is not that these speeches began after the incident of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur, but it is a continuation of these speeches.

How amazing that the issues related to the life of the common man have come out of the dominant discourse and no one bothers. No one feels that something is happening that is not compatible with the circumstances of the country. On the one hand, there is a narrative created by the government and the party in government, which is talked about in the media throughout the day and the virtual platforms are also full of similar discussions, on the other there are issues of man common or real issues. related to the country and society … Previously there had also been debate on issues sponsored by the ruling party and the ruling party used to divert attention from real problems through some invented issues, but it did not happen that the problems real ones completely disappeared from the discussion and only sponsored or invented issues. This is happening now. Now the strip has really become current.

These days the country is embroiled in the whirlwind of such fabricated problems, due to which all the problems of the mainstream have been veiled. It is not a matter of arguing that the price of a domestic LPG cylinder has risen by 50 rupees and therefore the cost of a cylinder in many cities in the country has exceeded 1100 rupees. Nor is it said that the price of a dollar has come close to 80 rupees. Nor is it disputed whether the wholesale inflation rate is above 15% and this rate has remained in the doubles over the last year. Economics experts use terms such as “stagflation” and “synchronization” to describe the state of the economy. “Stagflation” means that the economy has stopped and inflation is rising rapidly. The term “synchronization” is being used in the context of companies raising the price as well as reducing the amount of goods packaged in a package or box to throw dust in the eyes of consumers. That is, the quantity decreases and the price increases. All the citizens of the country, of any kind, have been affected by inflation, but their thinking seems to have gone further.

Recently, unemployment data arrived, in which it was reported that in June the unemployment rate in villages exceeded eight percent and in cities it was 7.3 percent. According to the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy, in the last two and a half years, unemployment has risen for the first time in a month without confinement. There was a decrease in employment when confinement was imposed due to the Crown, but June 2022 was the month with the highest unemployment among the months without confinement. 30,000 jobs were reduced this month. In an industrialized state like Haryana, next to Delhi, the unemployment rate was over 30 per cent. But this issue is not a topic of general discourse.

However, it is not that anyone is talking about inflation and unemployment. His figures come as news and opposition parties and some independent and committed journalists and intellectuals also criticize him, but the common citizen seems to be unaware of him or completely unaware of him. Feeling that these problems are not his, but other people’s. Or is it that he believes that beyond personal problems such as inflation, unemployment, there are bigger and broader problems in the country and society, which are more important to solve. For whatever reason or means, the issue of Hindutva, nationalism and national security has become bigger than the concern for their livelihood. For the first time it is visible on such a large scale that concern for religion and culture has become greater than bread and employment.

The whole country seems to be a victim of Stockholm Syndrome. Feeling or having been made to understand that bread and work are not his main concern. His existence may not be causing problems for him personally, but it should take so many problems in the greater interest of the country and society. He suffers from such a syndrome that the opposition leader, who talks about bread and work, sees him as his enemy. He has been instilled that the opposition is the enemy of the country and that the citizens and all the leaders of the opposition are corrupt and familiar. Some opposition leaders may be corrupt or some leaders may face trial or some leaders may be familiar, but that doesn’t make everything they say anti-national. The question is, what can be done if they do not like what the opposition is talking about? Opposition leaders are being harassed through central agencies, but this does not generate any sympathy in the mind of the average citizen. He is doing well.

Does the common Hindu of the country really want to see anything but Hinduism, nationalism and national security? The other Narrative doesn’t work for him. It is not paying attention to inflation, unemployment. He does not believe that the ruling party uses religion for politics, but he believes that it is because of the ruling party that Hinduism is being protected and Hinduism is becoming stronger. He also makes his assumption about national security from those fabricated posts that appear on WhatsApp, in which it is said that today the whole world is bowing to India. Renowned strategic experts around the world do not believe that China has annexed the land of India or that China is making India an economic slave. Instead, he believes in social media exaggeration that China is in trouble because of Modi’s bets!

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