The second wave of Covid19 gave the Congress party, its allies, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party a fresh (but best yet) chance to defame Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, with the help of willing partners in the Anti-Modi Brigade (AMB), especially the media.
Remember various events and issues like Dadri, protests over Rohith Vemula’s death in a Hyderabad university (Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, and TMC leaders went there), Award Wapsi, the JNU protests after student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid were arrested for leading a mob shouting antinational slogans (attended again by Rahul and Kejriwal), Bhima–Koregaon violence in Maharashtra, etc.? These were all probably orchestrated to defame Modi. Remember that senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar told a Pakistan TV channel (on his visit to our most friendly neighbour) that he needs their help to defeat Modi?
After the Sep 2016 surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in POK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), Rahul Gandhi accused Modi of doing “Khoon in Dalali”, or brokering in soldiers’ blood. After the Feb 2019 Balakot airstrikes in which the IAF bombed targets well inside Pakistan and inflicted 200-350 casualties, Congress said that the Modi government had lied, that only trees were destroyed, and also inferred that the Indian Air Force chief had lied. All this was just to defame Modi.
During the 2019 election campaign, Rahul used the slogan “Chowkidaar Chor Hai” (the watchman is a thief) no less than 150 times, accusing Modi of taking bribes in the deal to purchase 36 Rafale multirole jets for the Indian Air Force from France. Having had six prime ministers preside over India for 54.4 years, the Congress cannot understand how an Indian PM can approve a ₹58,600 crore defence deal without a kickback.
But Modi came back with a bigger election victory in 2019, and became the first non-Congress prime minister to win a second term of five years after completing a full first term. A ruling party of India was returned to power with an absolute majority after 48 years. For the first time in 62 years, a ruling party was returned with a bigger majority than in the previous elections held in 2014.
The BJP-led NDA got 74% more votes than the Congress-led UPA. The Congress itself was decimated. They got 19.49% of the votes and just 52 out of 543 seats. Except in Tamil Nadu, the Congress got just seven seats in India’s 10 largest states. It did not get a single seat in 17 states/UTs.
Therefore, the post-2019 plans to defame Modi had to be bigger.
It started with an uproar over the internet shutdown in Kashmir when the Modi government in Aug 2020 got the President to issue an Order to revoke Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution which had given a ‘special status’ to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), and got a Bill passed in Parliament to divide J&K into two Union Territories (UT), the UT of J&K, and the UT of Ladakh, which was passed with a 67.2% majority in the Rajya Sabha and a 84.1% majority in the Lok Sabha. Even opposition parties such as Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSRCP and Odisha’s ruling BJD had supported the Bill. Congress leaders who supported the move included Jyotiraditya Scindia (now with the BJP), RPN Singh, Milind Deora, Jitin Prasada, Bhubaneswar Kalita, Deepender Hooda, Ranjeet Ranjan, and Jaiveer Shergill. Even Dr Karan Singh, former Sadr-i-Riyasat (President) of J&K, the state’s first governor, and a lifelong Congressman, had supported the move. In an India Today poll, 68.7% of people supported the move. Yet, the Congress and their likeminded parties opposed it, either just for the sake of opposing Modi, or for appeasing the huge Muslim vote bank, or both.
Then came the protests against the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and the NRC (National Register of Citizens) in December 2019 but this did not last more than 3½ months. However, ‘planned and organised’ communal clashes between supporters and opponents of CAA in Northeast Delhi led to at least 53 deaths. The same Umar Khalid of JNU fame has been arrested for his alleged involvement. Former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain confessed about his role in the Northeast Delhi violence and admitted that he incited people to unleash violence. Hussain said that he met Khalid at an office of the extremist Islamic organisation PFI (Popular Front of India) in Shaheen Bagh on 8 Jan 2020. According to Delhi Police, Hussain’s task was to collect as much glass bottles, petrol, acid, stones, as possible on the roof of his house. The PFI allegedly provided ₹120 crores for the Northeast Delhi riots. After every round of communal trouble or busting of a terror module in India, PFI’s name usually crops up these days. Rahul Gandhi met with the family of arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who is alleged to have links with the PFI. When the PFI was fighting a legal case in 2019, it employed senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal for ₹77 lakhs as its lawyer.
Then, during the first wave of Covid19 in 2020, they tried for a mass exodus of migrant workers from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, and other large cities to UP, Bihar, and other states, including Northeast states. This by and large failed.
In May 2020, China—which is very friendly with the Congress party and even has a ‘secret’ agreement with the dynasty’s Rajiv Gandhi Foundation—tried the incursions into Eastern Ladakh, which included violent clashes in the Galwan Valley. But our brave soldiers, obviously under command of the diehard officers, thwarted the Chinese attempts. There is an unanswered question whether Rahul Gandhi met a General of the Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army) in Thailand in July 2020—in the middle of the Indo-China faceoff in Ladakh. Did he?
When all of these tricks and plans failed, a brilliant new idea was strategized and executed—the farmer agitation. After all, farmers represent the largest vote bank in the country. This started in early August 2020 and is still going on, but is not getting enough publicity any more even from the anti-Modi media, due to the second wave. I have no way to confirm this, but it has been widely reported that Kejriwal and Congress’s Punjab government even organised Khalistani separatists in this movement.
I am not going to comment about the benefits of the Modi government’s farm reforms (against which the protests are happening) here as you can read about it in my book “Congress–Mukt Bharat”.
The second wave of Covid19 gave Congress and their likeminded parties and other ‘leftists’ an unprecedented opportunity.
Delhi businessman and restauranteur Navneet Kalra is said to be close to the ‘first family’, at least to the first son-in-law. He and his partners in crime imported 7,500 Oxygen concentrators starting in Nov 2020 to black market them and make a profit of nearly ₹34 crores. Why in November? Covid19 cases in November averaged 42,662 per day, compared with 60,424 per day in October, and 87,411 per day in September. So the first wave was clearly on a steady decline. And even in the peak during September, did you see thousands of tweets or hundreds of WhatsApp messages or scores of media articles / TV shows about an Oxygen shortage? Were they planning for a second wave? Did they know about it well in advance? In 2004-05, the Congress Central government nominated Kalra’s name for a permanent ‘nominated’ membership to the prestigious Delhi Golf Club. When being sworn in as CM for the third time in Feb 2020, Kejriwal referred to Kalra as one of the 50 ‘shapers’ (influencers) of Delhi. And Kalra’s lawyer is—hold your breath—senior Congress leader Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Rahul went to Europe and Sonia went to the US in Dec 2020. Why? To meet with people who could fund another unrest in India, such as the ‘think-tanks’ secretly funded by the CIA? You can read all about this in my sensational book “USAma”. Of course the Congress party’s standard excuse will be that Rahul went to meet his ailing nani (mother’s mother) in Italy and Sonia went for a regular medical check-up.
On 6 Feb 2021, Congress announced that it will recruit five lakh Social Media (SM) warriors for their IT Cell, to counter the BJP IT Cell. Five lakh people for SM? That’s more than 8½ times that Facebook has. As far as I know, the BJP IT Cell only has about 15,000 workers and volunteers. So why did Congress need more than 33 times that number? And more importantly, why in Feb 2021? Thirty-two days before the second wave started. Sufficient for recruitment and training!!
Digressing from the topic for a second, can’t this huge army of five lakh ‘paid volunteers’ do a better job in helping fight the pandemic, than helping fight the BJP on social media?
I know what they are doing. Rahul with 1.85 crore followers on Twitter gets up to 29,700 retweets (including quote tweets) and up to 1.043 lakh likes, compared with Modi who has 6.81 crore followers (3.68x of Rahul), but only gets max 1.14x of Rahul’s retweets and 1.69x of Rahul’s likes. This is not only due to tens of lakhs of fake accounts created by the paid volunteers (yes, BJP does it too, but on a much smaller scale), but also by spending money. Yes, anything on Twitter can be bought. The same is true of other social media (SM) platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Where did the second wave start? In Congress + allies-ruled Maharashtra. Who created the first panic about shortage of hospital beds, Oxygen, and drugs like Remdesivir? Maharashtra again! Which state has 21.5% of the entire Covid19 cases and 29.7% of deaths but only 8.95% of India’s population? Maharashtra!! Which four states have the highest number of cases per lakh? All are opposition-ruled states, and two have Congress governments. Which four states have the highest deaths per lakh? Again, all are opposition-ruled states, and three have Congress governments.
But who is everyone blaming? No, not Maharashtra or the opposition, but Modi!!! Why is Modi being blamed when health is a state subject (not a Central subject) and the management of the Covid19 pandemic was given to the states in 2020 because they aggressively demanded it?
Oxygen cylinders and medicines like Remdesivir were stocked by the AMB well in advance, so that needy people would not get them. Even Indian-made Oxygen concentrators such as Philips were ordered in advance, so that they would not be available when the need arises. I wouldn’t be even a little bit surprised if hospital beds were filled up by people who didn’t need to be hospitalised. I also wouldn’t be surprised if crooked owners of over 70% of private hospitals (I was India’s No. 1 hospital development consultant for five years, so I am writing this with full knowledge) were made partners in the crime.
A majority of the SOS messages on SM platforms for hospital beds, ICU beds, Oxygen and Oxygen concentrators, Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, etc., are from the fake SM handles, most of them probably created by the five lakh ‘paid volunteers’ of the Congress IT Cell.
They are then retweeted or reposted by real people with tens of thousands or lakhs of followers, so that the panic spreads wide. I have seen hundreds of such tweets from Robert Vadra’s brother-in-law Tehseen Poonawalla, and I don’t know how many are genuine, though I’m willing to guess.
In some cases, dozens (maybe more) of SOS messages have all the same details (such as Blood Group, Age, etc.) about a patient except his or her name. In some cases, people who have copied the post haven’t even changed the name.
In fact, Remdesivir was made to sound like a wonder drug, despite the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) saying back in November 2020 that it “recommends against the use of Remdesivir in Covid19 patients.” The statement noted, “WHO has issued a conditional recommendation against the use of Remdesivir in hospitalized patients, regardless of disease severity, as there is currently no evidence that Remdesivir improves survival and other outcomes in these patients.” Yet, it was hyped as a wonder drug in India.
Here are just three examples of fake posts on Twitter. There were lakhs of such tweets in the last 45 days, and I have more than 50, but I can’t fit them all here, and you will go crazy reading all of them.
I know that the six tweets on the left are not readable, but they have the exact same message in Hindi: “3 ghante tak lagatar tadapne ke baad meri maa mujhe chodkar chali gai @narendramodi aapka system jeet gaya mera parwaar haar gaya” which translates to “After panting for 3 hours, my mother left me and went [died]. Narendra Modi [Twitter handle tagged] your system won, my family lost.” The guy on the top replaced his mom with his girlfriend. The second guy @dhruvmukhes hardly tweets but retweets random tweets about IPL and against all political parties. He probably did it for the ₹20 (yes, Rupees Twenty is what they earn from political parties). The third @RanjitKumarMai6 and the fourth @SASWATIPAUL4 are ardent Mamata supporters. The fifth @40p8bvF5U6IdQFH (who names a Twitter account like this?) claims to be a Zila Panchayat vice president in Ayodhya. The sixth account @ShoaibRyalty doesn’t exist anymore. There were 100+ of the same tweets. Some attached pics of their ‘common’ dead mother while others didn’t. Some used anti-Modi hashtags such as #ModiHataoDeshBachao, #ModiResignOrRepeal, and #ShameOnModi while others didn’t.
Not only did the second ‘pair’ both lose their nana (mother’s father) in the exact same way, they also tweeted the exact same message. Swati Maliwal is the Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women and is very close to Arvind Kejriwal. I don’t know whether she actually lost her nana or not, but if she did, my condolences. Since Kalpna’s tweet was 47 minutes later, it was obviously fake. The account @kaplnameena01 doesn’t exist anymore, so was obviously created for mischief. Her actual account (pic second from bottom right) says she is a journalist, but I could not find any articles by her on Goggle despite going to the fourth page. She also claims to be Ex. INC (Congress) President Student of “lows” (whatever that means), and an engineering student. Can she at least decide what she really is?
The tweet on the top right actually gave me a laugh. Which Muslim puts a saffron garland on the photo of their dead father?
Since these hashtags were trended by the Congress, it is obvious who paid them, regardless of whether they are Congress supporters or not. Congress trends 6-10 such anti-Modi handle per week and, based on the average number of tweets in each trended hashtag, I estimate the Twitter marketing cost at ₹2.4 crores per month. Add another ₹3.6 crores for Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Add about ₹1.5 crores for ‘paid news” articles. The wages of 4.95 lakh ‘volunteers’ @ ₹5000 and the salary of 5,000 supervisors @ ₹40,000 comes to ₹267.5 crores. With office rentals and other costs, we are talking about a total expense of minimum ₹280 crores per month to malign the PM, and therefore the country, globally.
Almost the same thing happened with poor Donald Trump in the US. Panic about Covid19 was created so that he lost the elections. Once Joe Biden came to power, most of the noise stopped, as if Covid19 has ended there.
The reality is very different. The US reported 46,239 average daily cases during Trump’s presidency; it has reported 1,20,371 average daily cases after 24 Nov 2020, when Trump conceded defeat, and power virtually came into the hands of Biden’s ‘transition’ team. Yes, the US has had 2.6 times more daily cases under Biden than under Trump.
Trump was against the ‘pharma lobby’, so no vaccines came out when he was president. Within 19 days of Trump conceding to Biden, vaccines started getting delivered. The pharma lobby contributed $100 million (₹740 crores) to Biden’s presidential ‘Inauguration’ program, which is basically a set of ceremonies when a new POTUS (President of the United States) is officially sworn in on the 20th of January of every Olympics’ year (2020, 2016, 2012, etc.).
Coming back to India, yes it is true that we had 1.248 crore cases from 4 April to 16 May 2021. The cases in just these 43 days were equal to the cases we had in 13 months prior to that. We also sadly had 1,09,756 deaths in this period. But given our population, these numbers were small when you compare them to 20 other countries with a population of more than four crores. I have given all the comparisons in m article published in Organiser Weekly, Goa Chronicle, and News Bharati. If you have not read it, please go to my page on either Twitter @amitbagaria12, Instagram @amitbagariabooks, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amitbagaria65/ or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitbagaria65/ and you will find it.
The Congress and other leftists’ ‘New Idea of India” was to create panic, to make people afraid that they wouldn’t get a hospital bed, or Oxygen, or Remdesivir, and tens of thousands of rich people started buying all this from the black market and stocking it at home, thus depriving not-so-rich people who actually needed it. This itself probably led to at least 50,000 deaths.
In their quest to oust Modi, the Congress and other leftists/liberals did great damage to the country as well as its well-built reputation (over the last seven years) in the eyes of the world. How different are they from Xi Jinping who unleashed the deadly Coronavirus upon the world?
Modi has been able to unite Hindus with his massive election wins in 2014 and 2019, and even more so with the Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction starting soon and the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir.
Therefore, the only way for Congress to try and oust Modi is to divide Hindus once again. And what better way than to have pictures of Hindu shamshan ghats (cremation grounds) plastered on front pages of the world’s leading newspapers and shown on major international TV channels.
Yes, the foreign media does this because: (1) They are paid by their home country’s governments (read spy agencies) to malign India, as no country wants a third superpower after the US and China (not that anyone except China itself wants China), or (2) They are paid directly by entities such as the Congress party, or (3) The anti-Modi journalists (many of them Indian) who write the negative stories about India are paid, or (4) Media is always looking for sensational news stories (the first lesson we were taught in Journalism 101 class at my American university was that ‘dog bites man’ is not news, whereas ‘man bites dog’ is news); or a combination of two or more of these reasons.
What better way to make Hindus very angry than to malign the Kumbh Mela, to show that their PM doesn’t care for their lives, that elections are more important for him? What better way than to show that the government doesn’t care for farmers?
Before the UP elections in 2017, rumours were spread that Rahul Gandhi was going to marry a Brahmin girl, just to try and get some Hindu votes.
Even fake Hindu groups have been created on social media by the AMB, and they abuse Modi and his government on a daily basis. This shows real Hindus that Modi is losing popularity, and they begin to doubt their own support for him. An advocate who has been appearing on TV debates regularly for several years and speaking in support of Modi and the BJP, recently told me that he no longer supports Modi because two of his friends died of Covid19. So the AMB seems to be achieving its objectives.
But I wouldn’t be surprised if the 70-year ‘young’ Narendra Damodardas Modi springs a surprise on all of them in the next couple of months, as he is much smarter than all the people in Congress plus Trinamool plus AAP plus the CPI(M) plus the ‘liberal’ media & ‘intelligentsia’, plus all the other break–India forces, put together.
The Congress party and its likeminded parties and people will suffer grave consequences due to the sins they have committed against the 139 crore Indian people. It’s called KARMA.
I have written this because you must know the truth about India’s Covid crisis, in fact, we must all know THE TRUTH ABOUT INDIA’S COVID CRISIS.
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