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The trending of #ResignModi on Indian Twitter this week may have been a sight for some sore eyes. But it was much more than that. It finally signalled that the Covid pandemic had become political.

In the first year of its devastation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ever the strongman, had prevailed over the pandemic. Survey after survey demonstrated eye-watering popularity ratings that no other democratically elected political leader on the planet let alone in India could rival. This was not because the first Covid wave was any less challenging. But rather Indians had responded with collective conformity to resolutely affirm Modi.

India’s latest world record of over 3,00,000 fresh Covid cases in a single day will perhaps be less forgiving of the Prime Minister. Less-than-flattering Twitter trends, irreverent memes and widespread helplessness are the first, if unreliable, indicators. Fury now seems to be competing with, if not replacing, fear. Tellingly and perhaps sensing this shift, Modi appealed for national discipline in his latest national address.


Also read: British govt to Modi govt — How Kumbh Mela has been organised through epidemics


Bacteria-spurred politics

Historically, pandemics and catastrophic disasters have had an uneven and unpredictable relationship with politics. The British empire’s devastating legacy in its peak years of unalloyed power was the cycle of deathly famines — notably the Deccan Famines of 1877-78 in the 19th century — infamously dubbed the ‘Victorian holocausts’ that killed millions. Through a battery of draconian measures including then newly enshrined sedition law, the colonial state sought to depoliticise a restive Indian society. The Indian National Congress emerged in this context. Yet, this politics was largely polite and ultimately unthreatening as no single organisation or individual was prosecuted under the sedition law between 1870 and 1890.

By contrast, in the Bombay plague of 1895-96, with its epicentre also in western India, far fewer people died. Yet that pandemic was a turning point for India’s political history, inciting and inaugurating mass politics. It finally broke the long passive impasse of Indian politics.

The famines had been deathly and dehumanising. Yet, it was the visibility of plague deaths and hospital camps strewn across the urban centres and peripheries of India’s commercial capital and beyond that created a consequential anti-colonial convulsion. Unlike famines, neither social entitlement of caste, class nor religion protected against the equality of the attack of the killer bacteria.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak emerged as the first mass leader during the plague years precisely because he articulated an anger that had trumped obedience. In doing so, Indian politics was irrevocably transformed with the end of empire written on it. The key instruction from the past is that death by bacteria was an equaliser like no other.


Also read: If cholera, plague, influenza pandemics have taught us anything — don’t celebrate prematurely


Modi and national obedience

Ever since he became Prime Minister in 2014, Modi has been the touchstone of emotional events and elections. His own rhetoric, always delivered in the form of a monologue from the high and distant pulpits of the stage or the screen, chooses piety and polemics over the dry direction of policy. Whether it was the demonetisation in 2016 or the national lockdown in 2020, the PM’s dramatic declarations have demanded national obedience.

This national obedience knitted Indians into a new bond forged out of shared suffering and sacrifice. Modi had prevailed precisely because he instrumentalised this emotional grammar of nationalism equalising suffering, which demanded individual sacrifice in the pursuit of higher and loftier sentiments of national duty to fight corruption or Covid.

Last year, when Covid-19 first struck, millions of India’s migrants and labouring poor made long and difficult journeys back to the rural hinterlands because the city, economy, and political process united in abandoning them overnight. Such a mass exodus had not been witnessed since the blood-soaked year of India’s Partition and Independence. Yet, in the continuous election cycle of India’s politics, Modi held sway even in the migrant heartland of Bihar, which delivered his ally to political power.


Also read: PM Modi’s speech was short – on answers that Indians demand of him during second Covid wave


A tipping point

The recent call for the Prime Minister to resign trended on the very day that images of funeral pyres of those killed by the virus overwhelmed screens and collective senses. This imagery alone of mass funeral pyres burning across the country as the BJP held political rallies to sway voters in a state election represents a tipping point.

The very potent sentiment of collective suffering that Modi commanded had been rendered sectional. Death by the equalising force of the coronavirus, combined with callous neglect, has finally tipped the pandemic as a political issue. The pandemic is no longer about only its management. One year on, the pandemic is set to extract a political price.

Shruti Kapila teaches modern Indian history and global political thought at the University of Cambridge. Twitter: @shrutikapila. Her podcast on the politics of the Bombay Plague with Sir Christopher Clark can be heard here. Views are personal.

Edited by Neera Majumdar

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  1. We all forget Modi is nothing but a product of all the things Indian rural/ semi-rural didn’t have in the 1960s/ 1970s.
    You can’t blame him for (maybe?) believing an animal head can be put on a human body. True Vedic symbolism and Vedic-based mythology is as removed to him as it would be from someone who has only read the Kabal or Scientology all their life.
    Plus it is not as if he or more than 50% of this country ever went to science class. That’s not his fault. We forget he had to learn to read, to read and speak in Hindi, then to read and speak in English, to try and understand engineering and science and health studies without having any proper education. As a young adult, likely. His first education was RSS. That should tell you everything.

    The lack of education in the North of India is squarely the result of hostile British rule and then God knows how many years of dynastic politics that encouraged vote banks.

    This country needs more Western-based education and empirical medical science, not less. More English, not less. More translations of English material into our 54-plus main mother tongues, not less. The burden of education has been squarely on Christian convents and missionaries. And some schools that only some maharajas started, on their own, in the small towns. Why do you think the South is so much better off than the North? They had better maharajas and more English schools, that’s why.
    My main problem with the BJP. Is actually they don’t push western science or education, though their children go out of the country, to Western universities, asap. Hindu theocracy is fine, for all you angry Bhakts reading this. But it’s just you’re blind to the fact (measurable) that they only USE you to get votes, they don’t HELP you (faithful Hindus) any more than anyone else. It’s all just money money money, commerce, no science or education or even religious research. No money given to Archaelohical Survey of India. No money given to restore old Hindu temples or forts. NO money given to restoration or conservation of Hindu antiquities. Only Ambani Ambani Adani Adani and road/mall/city projects that will bring in huge tenders and money.

  2. We all forget Modi is nothing but a product of all the things Indian rural/ semi-rural didn’t have in the 1960s/ 1970s.
    You can’t blame him for (maybe?) believing an animal head can be put on a human body. Vedic symbolism and vedic-based theology is as removed to him as it would be from someone who has only read the Kabal or Scientology all their life.
    Plus it is not as if he or 50% of this country ever went to science class. That’s not his fault. We forget he had to learn to read, to read and speak in Hindi, then to read and speak in English, to try and understand engineering and science and health studies without having any proper education. As a young adult, likely. His first education was RSS. That should tell you everything.

    The lack of education in the North of India is squarely the result of hostile British rule and then God knows how many years of dynastic politics that encouraged vote banks.

    This country needs more Western-based education and empirical medical science, not less. More English, not less. More translations of English material into our 54-plus main mother tongues, not less. The burden of education has been squarely on Christian convents and missionaries. And some schools that only some maharajas started, on their own, in the small towns. Why do you think the South is so much better off than the North? They had better maharajas and more English schools, that’s why.
    My main problem with the BJP. Is actually they don’t push western science or education, though their children go.out to study asap. Hindu theocracy is fine, for all you angry Bhakts reading this. But it’s just youre blind to the fact (measurable) that they only USE you to get votes, they don’t HELP you (faithful Hindus) any more than anyone else. It’s all just money money money, commerce, no science or education or even religious research. No money given to Archaelohical Survey of India. No money given to restore old Hindu temples or forts. NO money given to restoration or conservation of Hindu antiquities. Only Ambani Ambani Adani Adani and road/mall/city projects that will bring in huge tenders and money.

  3. BTW, Madam a word of advice. You are after all not in any sanctioned post or substantial post to put it in Indian terms at Cambridge.
    Just a Fellow, not even a lecturer.
    Trust me, no matter what your network says, attacking Modi doggedly will not get you permanent post at the university.

    • Stop attacking scholars. Look to your own, cow-urine cures or what not. Funnily enough, you’re the sort that disproves her point in this article. Even if 3 million are dead by the end of monsoon, your types will ensure you vote for BJP/Modi again come 2024 – or Shah, if that’s who Modi puts up next. Likely Mr Modi will devolve to Gujarat CM for life after this pandemic dies down. Cushier job, no critics at all. Just the sort of blind obedience and chest-thumping hubris your type gives so proudly.

  4. Random thoughts in pandemic times in the wake of media reports such as this one, which serves no purpose in the fight

    It is a pandemic, not an epidemic or common flu. Things that will move the needle the most—are things that past events give us little to no guide about, especially a viral pandemic mutating fast and tomorrow it may mutate faster than the speed of light (figuratively) and be able to travel in the air. Hopefully it will not come to that and humanity will survive this pandemic. There will be unprecedented events. Their unprecedented nature means we won’t be prepared for them, which is part of what makes them so impactful. It is in each one’s hands to look after the self.

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes in his book Fooled By Randomness:

    “In Pharaonic Egypt … scribes tracked the high-water mark of the Nile and used it as an estimate for a future worst-case scenario. The same can be seen in the Fukushima nuclear reactor, which experienced a catastrophic failure in 2011 when a tsunami struck. It had been built to withstand the worst past historical earthquake, with the builders not imagining much worse—and not thinking that the worst past event had to be a surprise, as it had no precedent.”

    Good decisions are not necessarily about making good decisions, they are about repeatedly not screwing up. The most impactful part of a plan, especially in conditions like a pandemic, is planning on the plan not going according to plan. It is hard to maintain a mindset that can be paranoid and optimistic at the same time Seeing things unfold takes less effort than accepting nuance. But you need short-term paranoia to keep you alive long enough to exploit long term optimism.

    Dependence or reliance on past data as a signal to future conditions in a pandemic is a direct trap. We need to be proactive to events unfolding. That which can be technically true can be contextually nonsense. For instance, it may be, technically, a good decision to vaccinate all above 18 at the earliest. But contextually chaos will unfold at vaccination centers from May1, with unprecedented rush – registration notwithstanding.

    In your fight against the pandemic, start with the self, family, community you live in, people who depend on you and on who you depend and so on. Have close WhatsApp groups. In your groups, carry honest stories on the pandemic that is happening in your area of influence, how people act and react as prevention, what they do for their work, etc… There are more relevant lessons to take away from this kind of close observation than there are in studying the extreme characters that tend to dominate the news.

    Tail piece: Nothing is as good or as bad as it seems

  5. Why there is no mention on…
    State leaders ,CMs who were supposed to implement plans . Same situation was there 7 months back .there was declaration by State minister to install 10 oxygen plants ,where are they ? Why midia is not looking at these issues which are more serious for india’s committment towards Indians . Why these states could not manage ? It is always one inefficient create pressure on system . Media should take stock of these actions

  6. I think you must realise that every negative comments on Modi ji will give more popularity. You must carry on your agenda . 100 percent it will converted in Modi’s favour. You and your masters who have hired your for the purpose will all be frustrated.

    • Shamelessness soaring to heights! You still probably didn’t loose any of your loved ones to realize the fact of failed and apathetic central governance.

      • When you were roaming without mask, and partying hard inspite of COVID, did you ask Modi’s permission?

    • If the party which ruled India for many years was in power. Conditions would have been more worst. Those leaders who are blaming modi now & if they were so intelligent why did not they did it on there level to help people of India. when you point 1 fingure at others remaining 4 fingures are pointing towards the person who pointed the finger.

  7. THE BUCK STOPS HERE

    Harry Truman (1884-1972), the 33rd President of the United States always had a note on his desk:

    “The buck stops here”

    That phrase essentially meant that when Truman made decisions, he accepted full responsibility for the fallout from these decisions. He did not deflect blame either towards others, his political rivals, his subordinates or his bureaucrats. He readily admitted that he was on the hook for getting the job done. He asserted that “end to end” responsibility was an integral part of his job description. More importantly, even when he was not directly responsible for tragic events in the country, Truman stepped in and assumed leadership responsibilities. Like his predecessor President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had done before him.

    All American Presidents have been tested by internal and external crises. And all of them picked up the gauntlets and took ownership of the problem. The notable exception to that tradition being the racist demagogue Donald Trump who categorically declined to take ownership of the COVID crisis. Trump famously said:

    “I do not take responsibility at all”

    Equally importantly, until the Trump era, most Americans held their elected leaders fully answerable for the decisions they took and the consequences thereof.

    Now take the case of India and PM Modi.
    When Mohammad Akhlaq was brutally lynched in Dadri in PM Modi kept silent on an incident that was reported all over the world. Finally, 8 days after the event, PM Modi limply said whilst the BJP did not condone such acts, the Centre could nonetheless not be blamed for it. Rather than accept the fact that it was the BJP’s relentless attacks on Muslims and baseless accusations of cow slaughter that had led to the lynching, the PM refused to accept any responsibility. Worse still, he did not send a word of condolence to the bereaved family nor did he take upon himself the task of preventing such lynchings from happening.

    But the true extent of the rot is only evident at the reaction of the public towards the government in power and PM Modi. The mass radicalisation of the Hindu voter is so complete that they refuse to take the PM to task many of his decisions – be it demonetisation, GST, lynchings, the bungled response to COVID, the fiasco at Golwan, the Rafale corruption scandals, the crony capitalism that favours Ambanis, Adonis and their ilk and so on. Additionally, when you also have a press that kowtows to the ruling party and practically worships at Modi’s feet, the death knell of Indian democracy has already sounded. And the Indian public is equally responsible for this descent into dictatorship – albeit an elected one.

    Clearly, Modi does not have to say “the buck stops with me” when he has members of his rabid personality cult pinning the blame on everything but on this flawed Gujarathi demagogue.

    English novelist & essayist George Orwell (1903-50) said:

    “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices”

    • You talk about Akhlaq but where were you when a school teacher from France was beheaded…..leave France aside, where were you when the ‘peace loving’ Muslims were rioting in Bangalore due a single FB post (which was in response to the derogatory remarks made on Hindu gods), where were you when 2 days ago muslim crowd *LYNCHED* BMC officials who were asking them to comply with guidelines, where were you when Muslims lynched Ankit Sharma, an IB office, in Delhi riots?

      Hindus have had enough of hypocrisy and of being treated as second class citizens in their own country when these violent mfs can get away with anything and everything
      and now have put their foot down and is exactly the reason why Modi is winning election after election with a thumping majority.

      The day you will condemn Akhlaq and Ankit alike, will be the day people actually take you and leftist portals like print seriously…

      • Mr Varad: I fail to understand how you could claim that Hindus are being treated as second class citizens in “their own country”. Well aren’t Indians who are Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Parsis, atheists etc. not in the own country ? Or do Hindus have a greater claim to india than the others ?

        The Sachchar Committe report comprehensively demonstrated that Muslims lag behind in almost every socio-economic indicator in india. Admittedly, the blame for some of that should be pinned on Muslims themselves but the bulk of their problems emerge from their being treated as second class citizens in India.

        You talk of lynchings and point to the odd examples of Muslims attacking Hindus. Well, in the Ankit Sharma tragedy, the parents of the dead lad refused to let the RSS and the BJP to capitalise on it to stoke riots and regarded it as a classic case of an Indian “love marriage” drama with the traumas associated with crossing religious boundaries.

        But, the vast majority of lynchings in the Modi era have been lynchings of innocent Muslims by your gaurakshak friends. And that is an undeniable fact. Likewise, the gang rape of the 8 year old nomadic Muslim girl Asifa Bano in a temple by the priest and his buddies is something that got brushed under the carpet didn’t it ? And your RSS buddies defended the perpetrators of this horrific crime by talking like you: Where were you when Muslims did this or Muslims did that.

        All violence is wrong. But in India under Modi, the violence of Hindutva is the worst sort of violence. And Hindus like you seem to love this violence, especially when the victims are innocent Muslims.

  8. In yet another bizarre manifestation of the “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” mantra, the Modi government is also tampering with statistics on the number of COVID deaths.

    Doctors and crematorium workers are now being forced to record cause of death as a generic “illness” or “bimaari” when the real reason is Covid. Despite the fact that India’s supine, spineless press dare not criticise the flawed Gujarathi pogromwala, it is increasingly hard for Führer Modi to conceal to the rest of the world the tragedy that has befallen India under his watch and thanks to his mismanagement. This can have deep consequences for the credibility of the country and the regime.

    Fact is, despite catchy slogans like “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” the Modi government is not only highly centralised, it is also extremely autocratic. By choice and by design the Modi-Shah duo who have reduced every other Minister to being an errand boy. Foreign capitals know that decisions are not taken by Foreign Minister Jaishankar but by India’s 7th Standard graduate Modi. Likewise, just about every foreign country knows the power structures of the Modi government, its backers, stakeholders, the competence of key players like Modi and Shah, the crony capitalist linkages of Mo-Sha and so on. And they exploit these weaknesses ruthlessly.

    But the populace does not care. They still believe that Führer Modi will deliver “achche din” and Rs 15 lacs will magically find ist way to the accounts of Indians. At least those Indians who survive Covid.

    As Adolf Hitler said:

    “Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.”

  9. Criticism is good for development but at what cost? When we need to be united against a common enemy Covid, some so called brilliant people are making politics out of it. Remove Modi if you can but let’s fight through this pandemic together. And one more thing, apart from Covid there are many other national security issues going on which the PM and his team are handling. So rather than blaming the government please help them.

  10. Criticism is good for development but at what cost? When we need to be united against a common enemy Covid, some so called brilliant people are making politics out of it. Remove Modi if you can but let’s fight through this pandemic together. And one more thing, apart from Covid there are many other national security issues going on which the PM and his team are handling. So rather than blaming the government please help them.

  11. Indians will throw Modi out if they know there is a replacement available who is better. Unfortunately there is none.

    • You really want to use this argument of not alternative? Can you imagine a worse bumbling response than what we are seeing here with modi? Can you imagine someone so high in arrogance that as oxygen shortages were building up on the country, he was shouting ina rally in West Bengal to at he hasn’t seen huge crowds like that?

      Nothing can be worse than the mess this modi has wreaked in India. Anyone else will do a better job. Esp Rahul, since he doesn’t seem to want all the credit everywhere for himself, says sensible things and is willing to let to the experts do their job.

  12. Every Indian is responsible for this situation. Some people are trying to use this situation for profiteering and self gains. Where were these shameless media during the Farmers agitation, and different rallies. You were trying to get masala out of it. I think,the media should stop giving judgements and start self introspection.

  13. There is nothing special mentioning by Print in this article. If Modi is a failure, so are all the other world leaders, what is so special about this article. How difference a congress or any other political leader would have is not specified. Just for heck of criticizing if this article is made, then its of no use.

    • It’s not a matter of contrast between leaders since people with arrival of the pandemic people have gotten wiser .
      Will modi improve his approach or not

  14. The author ‘s attempt to build up a narrative .with references to Tilak and then narrowing the focus to our Honorable PM….betrays

    -An attempt at self promotion…What a clutter of words ..big sounding and conveying nothing.. high on rhetoric and low in content

    – a presumptuous and gross misunderstanding of the average Indian….As if her words will galvanize a movement .to unseat this Pro Hindu government. After all how can any government be anything but Secular(if you can define it)…That this government is anything but Partisan is besides the point …

    Wake up…Such botched up Hatchet jobs don’t work.any more …The People know what they want…Period ..

  15. Y r u so hell bent to beat modi everyday… This is the only reason I hate #ThePrint.. It seems ur publication has only one agenda dethrone modi… Shameful I Hever see any article from u which doesn’t codemn modi..

  16. Tired so soon? It’s not even half of his term yet. I mean 7 and a half(out of 15 and that too minimum 😅). Nonetheless i hope you have become habitual of using burnol coz you clearly don’t seem habitual of accepting the fact that Modi ji is here till 2029.

  17. There is no dearth of Andhe Bakhts (rats) led by their Pied Piper Modi to their CORONA funeral pyre. All bad things must come to an end. Sooner the better. Brint on the 3RD WAVE

    • Is she suggesting Boris Johnson should have resigned when people were dying in hundreds? Boris is now warning people about the third wave.

    • Many of us Indians who have voted for Modi
      overwhelmingly in 2014 and 2019 may not survive the brutal pandemic to see the 👑 crowning of him as PM in 2024. That will be real tragedy.

  18. and the state govts. will not pay any price is it? their actions are all above board is it?
    even today 15 covid patients died in maharashtra not because of covid, but because of fire which was caused due to corruption and negligence.
    i am just fed up of people like you who are keen on blaming only modi govt for everything and anything.

  19. From 2002 Italian Mafia and it’s stooge media engaged in character assassination of Narendra Modi.But as Modi himself told several times that he build stairs from bricks and stone thrown at him.No people on earth can defeat him.He is god gift to India.He is incarnation of Kalki.He will eliminate all enemies of india.

  20. No matter what “The Print”, you may carry such articles which articulate the resentment on the policies and functioning of the present Govt,may not be successful in bringing a sway in the opinion of the people of the country. We get so upset when one of the members the family goes unwell,just imagine the kind of pressure on the person who is working tirelessly without taking a single day off for the last 6.5 years from 130 crore population. I think no other Govt on the planet would have done anything different to ease the situation for this sort of population ( uneducated with education ,who think they are the elite) who just don’t seem to alaign with National interest but instead persue their own self interests by drumming up and inflating the current scenario for their political and economic gains,causing great collateral damage to the image of the country during difficult situation. Nationalism cannot be taught but needs to be imbibed. Criticism needs to be constructive and positive to usher in better standards of living. Atleast for the last 6 years we haven’t heard the fence itself grazing the grass which ought to protect. Day in day out we see the handiwork of people in higher echelons who enjoyed free money by their acts rendered insignificant (farmers strike unsuccessful and Govt bringing a brilliant move of DBT to farmers,which has thoroughly exposed the influential and the mighty and taken them offguard). This is the performance shaping up slowly but irreversibly ,things being put in correct perspective which were wayward for the past 65 years. It’s better for writers be it PIO or foreign press to just shut nasty mouths and offer their comments and suggestions only when sought far,as people of India are well informed and can definitely make informed decisions.

    • What? You mean to say in India only PM Modi tirelessly and others are enjoying their holidays over the last six years. It’s not number of hours, it is important and how well and for whom. All I can say is working tirelessly for his party at the cost of tax payers money

      • Very well said Mr N Nagarajan !

        Soon, after the expensive Central Vista is built and the 2 – not 1 – custom Boeing 777 planes have been delivered to Führer Modi will be able to work even more, regardless of the latitude, longitude and altitude he finds himself in !!

  21. No matter what “The Print”, you may carry such articles which articulate the resentment on the policies and functioning of the present Govt,may not be successful in bringing a sway in the opinion of the people of the country. We get so upset when one of the members the family goes unwell,just imagine the kind of pressure on the person who is working tirelessly without taking a single day off for the last 6.5 years from 130 crore population. I think no other Govt on the planet would have done anything different to ease the situation for this sort of population ( uneducated with education ,who think they are the elite) who just don’t seem to alaign with National interest but instead persue their own self interests by drumming up and inflating the current scenario for their political and economic gains,causing great collateral damage to the image of the country during difficult situation. Nationalism cannot be taught but needs to be imbibed. Criticism needs to be constructive and positive to usher in better standards of living. Atleast for the last 6 years we haven’t heard the fence itself grazing the grass which ought to protect. Day in day out we see the handiwork of people in higher echelons who enjoyed free money by their acts rendered insignificant (farmers strike unsuccessful and Govt bringing a brilliant move of DBT to farmers,which has thoroughly exposed the influential and the mighty and taken them offguard). This is the performance shaping up slowly but irreversibly ,things being put in correct perspective which were wayward for the past 65 years. It’s better for writers be it PIO or foreign press to just shut nasty mouths and offer their comments and suggestions only when sought far,as people of India are well informed and can definitely make informed decisions.

  22. All bakthas go get candle it’s high time, nation want to do, take utensils take a spoon make a sound,
    Oxygen it is centrally controlled by Secretary of industrial trade, who allocate oxygen to States,

  23. Sheer wastage of time and lack of practical approach in this report, regretting the decision of investing useful time reading this unwanted…Seems like its been written after watching lot of TV inside an AC room, with a cup of coffee and lots of uneccessary brain, making an undue noise…
    Disrespecting the mandate and criticizing the government seems an agenda….Finally inderstood the reality why some journalists and some media groups are invisible to people and extremely low on performance…..

  24. Spike in Covid cases is because of each and every Irresponsible Indian… Modiji used say say that Keep social distance, and used to give suggestions to combat Corona… But left minded people are misleading people by such statements… Modiji’s popularity never decline… He is a strong PM ever seen in Indian History

  25. Modi does not beleive in delegating. Be it demonetisation, announcing releifs for First wave of Covid or for anything else. He wants to be on TV ( without giving an interview, that is).
    Covid is a very imp. Subject. England, US, and all other nations reply the press on a daily basis almost. The only auestion he faced from Arvind Kejriwal, he hides under Protocol. He has NO Answer. Delhi CM ( I think) wanted to expose him and then followed it up with a sorry. Again it shows up the BJPs lack of Intelligent ministers, barring a handful.
    So bullying ( didi ooo didi) is their style Amit shah is no better. They have no plans for getting economy back on rails or for Corona second wave. Would anyone approve a 39 lakh congregation during Carona? Why Army is not called out? To stop oxygen diversions? If IAF could be used for airlifting O2, why not army for desciplining the check posts at state borders and hospitals.
    PRIDE will not allow it to happen. His nose will get rubbed into the dust! Thats why.

  26. If the writter knows ,this time central government had given direction to all state government to take necessary actions.Being a federal structure,it’s the failure of state government planery machines

  27. To be true modi came in power in 2014 with all false promises. Black money agenda, 15 lacs in bank account, employment,anti corruption, etc etc.. he used social media print media news channels so excessively.. can’t imagine. ” ab ki baar modi sarkar” slogans, even in public toilet could see his posters.
    Demonetization, NRC CAA, populist government, helping his corporate friends.
    Seriously shameful act he gained popularity for election on Pulwama attack in Kashmir and took pride as he did it. For political gain.
    He jus make scheme this yojana that yojana.
    God knows are this scams or schemes.

    It’s not modi to be blamed it’s we who elected him.
    All gone crazy to his oratory skills nothing else.
    He organised so massive political rallies during this pandemic in rural areas. Mobilization people with money in rallies.
    He uses public machinery in his election rallies..
    All crazy bjp guys pm hm cm of other states get into rallies. Jus it’s crowd pulling factor to gain popularity.

    If people ask him that he failed to keep his promises then he counter attack the past governments.
    Like a cry baby..
    He is neither left nor right he is jus opportunist kind.
    He jus emerged as flavour of month.
    People vexed with local regionals parties giving him chance..
    Not to blame him for everything it’s we who made him..

    • You elected Congies like pappu and what did they do in the last ten years? Educated ministers, including the PM, looted the country right and left.

  28. Mr.Print, no western papers ever praised Modi as he stood before them as equal not as lesser mortals like all congress PM. Westerns can’t tolerate that n people like you ,scroll, wire want Modi to be pliable, malleable before Western media of which you are a part of.No more .Modi will get more strong with your obnoxious ranting against him.

  29. This vampanthi minded lady sitting in a foreign land who have miserably failed to contain pandemic, is teaching Modi ji to handle the catastrophe. He is great leader who has shown way to the whole world. Please keep your thoughts with yourself in a foreign land.

  30. After reading many comments its shocking how ppl r convinced by modi govt even when half of the population is jobless due to his demonitisation n 2020 lockdown.Indians have lost their minds.modi is a dictator in making and his supporters don’t know that a dictator doesn’t spare even his followers when it comes to his stand.

  31. Dare not print this fake news again, Readers are well aware what’s going on in this country, so stop this bullshit and open ur eyes n mind if u have little sense of humanity n nationalism left in you

  32. I feel truly sorry for this author’s students in Cambridge. Forget about the correctness or the accuracy of facts. The language usage is atrocious, leading to doubts about meanings. And, that too after it has been edited by another person! How do such people get tenures?

  33. Winning elections is the only aim of the present dispensation, even if citizens die. What is the use in building statues and central vista when you cannot even vaccinate citizens or provide oxygen and medical facilities? Aatmanirbhar? Bharatmata will be ashamed!

  34. Calm down friends!!
    She thought the twitter trend is opinion of Indians but she don’t know, anything can trend in India.

    And salute to those who thinks the NAMASTE Trump and election rallies are cause of coronavirus spread in India. One suggestion to them check the facts.

  35. Cambridge university is now depending on twitter trends for predicting political analysis! Educational standards have certainly fallen.

  36. If you mean to say Modi Quit or Hindu Leaders Step down, then India will again go to the Tukde Tukde Gang, making merry of Indian funds, terrorism will become a lucrative business again, weapon seller countries will be at profit, Kashmir will become a capital gateway of terrorism export to India easing their Ghazwa E Hind Agendas. Bravo treacherous Indians who don’t support a strong Hindu Govt. Be ready to get screwed by the Ghazwa gang in a near future.

  37. The Indian government failed to protect its citizens. What is modi doing last 1 yr? visiting Himalayas and lobbying vaccines to other countries instead of coming up with a national plan to fight against the virus. Wake up

  38. If not lockdown, please suggest what else could’ve been done. You only want sensational news to get views / TRPs. Just because some hashtags are trending in Twitter, it doesn’t mean it’s correct. Just because you’re supporting a certain section, it doesn’t mean that you’re right. You’re able to publish this because, Modi lets you do. We know what happens when you say against those Italians who have an alliance with the Chinese! Don’t stoop so low!

  39. Mind boggling that the bulk of the commenters here would bend backwards to blame everyone but Messiah Modi !

    Reminds me of the other display of ignorance of basic economics when the all-knowing, infallible Gujarathi Messiah decided to demonetise the currency and send a relatively well-functioning economy tumbling down the cliff. That was nothing short of a crime visited by Modi upon the poor of India who had to face untold miseries. The informal economy of the country where 90% of Indians worked was devastated and is yet to recover. But then too, despite mounting evidence to the effect that demonetisation was a rip-roaring disaster that met none of its stated objectives, bhakths would do everything to deflect blame from Modi.

    Unfathomable that people would worship this barely literate, 7th standard passed (?) Gujarathi with a pogrom under his belt, economic disaster as his calling card and a de facto genocide through rank mismanagement of the COVID epidemic as the latest line on his CV.

    As the English novelist & essayist George Orwell (1903-50) wrote:

    “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices”

    • You sound eerily like the author of this article….To 3ach his own….Yiu are entitled to your views..But your diatribe is obnoxious….

      • Mr Balasubramanian. K: Thanks for the response, vacuous though it is.

        But apart from characterising my comment as an obnoxious diatribe, I see that you have no counterarguments. Maybe what I say hits home Mr Mr Balasubramanian ?

        • Nothings hits home he has just come to conclusion that sometimes there is no middle ground with some enemies you just overvhelm and pound your enemies.When you fight enemies it gives a sense of clarity of who you are and what you despise.Fascist liberal

  40. Andh bhakts and paid fake id users from BJP IT cell are on the rescue to their master,
    According to andh bhakts,
    Kumb mela is good,
    Election rallies are good,
    But the true journalism is not good,

    Thums up print… You’ve got guts..

  41. Modi is the best may he reign in and live forever, such a prime minister India never had, there will never be such a prime minister, I pray that he becomes immortal,

  42. How much The print has got from Pharma lobby and anti national parties to publish such a one sided article? People still have faith with Modiji and his government. Modiji not like Pappy and his gang. We can’t even imagine Pappu as PM at this time. If Pappu would have been PM, then dead bodies would have been found across the streets!

    • Don’t worry. Modiji has already told that corona is like a storm. That storm has already arrived across your street. You can witness scores of dead bodies of closest and dearest very soon.

  43. The desperation in this post is so visible….. One side is a man trying his best to save billion lives giving all he can and the other side are these people writing this things ….. Shameless

  44. It’s a pity to see the ignorance of people in the comments section. All those comments defending Modi government are blinded by their faith in an incompetent leader. The Govt had a year to prepare for the second wave, all reports had suggested that second wave is inevitable and yet our dear PM was busy rallying in Bengal and organizing train services to Kumbh Mela. All of you calling out on the editor, how can you be so inhuman that you can’t see the suffering of people fighting for their family and losing their loved ones? How can you be so inhuman that you have turned a blind eye to the piles of pyres at crematorium? The BJP govt is offering free vaccines in exchange for votes and here you calling out on the media unveiling the truth. My prayers are with you all in the comments section, for you have killed your own conscience.

  45. Did you all read it this trash completely
    I recommend you all for patience Nobel price
    Irrelevant trash even BBMP will refuse

    • The seed of doubt has been sown in your mind. It will grow insidiously. The article has succeeded in its objective of waking people up..

  46. This is the mismanagement of centre govt again .Modi g fooled the public last year and again making fool of them .Andh bhagat and morons of our india praised modi for last year. modi is in love with chair he is willing to do anything by hook or crook method to stay in power. He is enjoying his power by fooling and lying to public again and again. and Bhagat’s r busy in defending modi g.

  47. If journalists could make a prime minister, RG would have been PM since 2009, let people decide, we are a democratic nation not lobbist nation, where certain lobby will decide fate of nation.

  48. U wish.. The very thought of anyone else other than modi during this pandemic is frightening.. Get real lady.. U don’t have ur ears on the ground.. Next time do some hard ground work

  49. Will anyone answer why right from March 2020, Maharashtra was leader with 50% cases of Total in India? What Maharashtra, karla, delhi has to do with west Bengal rallies?80% cases from these three states. and state governments were not interested in enforcing rules as they are busy in corruption or blaming Mody for all their failures. In Mumbai and Pune , no one was
    wearing mask or maintaining social distancing.

  50. What a stupid article. Paid armchair analyst sitting in cambridge thinks that just because congress IT cell managed to get resign Modi trending on twitter with the help of fake bots he will have to pay political price. LOL

  51. We better learn from world history on pandemics . I quite liked the article, thank you print for twisting historical facts . I regret that this article in the Print is not worthy of print

  52. Right….instead of fighting against covid bandits mother ship China these Bafoons spread hatred against Modi. Mind u Modi will emerge more stronger and will destroy these anti Nationals soon. We Indians are with Modi.

  53. When rome was burning, Nero was playing piano. When our citizens are in dire catastrope, our top leaders are busying to capture west Bengal. Only they will try to make you fool by crocodile tears.

  54. Modi will pay the price for gathering a lac spectators in his stadium, conducting massive political rallies, inducting incompetent ministers like Harsh Vardhan in his cabinet and not foreseeing this 2nd wave. Me and my family were die hard Modi supporters till a few weeks back. No more. The next election won’t remove Modi from the government but, it will make sure that BJP doesn’t get more than 200 seats. Even if we make Modi beg in front of SP, BSP, it will be a good lesson for him.

  55. I am surprised at the backlash coming from people on this article. I don’t agree to all the things mentioned in it but I guess the travesty is that we as a society has become so intolerant and violent that we just can’t bear anyone criticizing us or our leaders.

    That itself shows that modi and BJP is wrong and not good for Democratic India

  56. Great piece. I hope this becomes the beginning of the time when people will know the true face of the current PM. To me, He is nothing but a over hyped persona made by the godi media. Or I can say, he has used his powers well to control the media for so long but truth will prevail…

  57. Finally so many comments display popularity of Mr. Modi and faith of people in his leadership. You lost “The Print”

  58. Wow… What an article. Author spoke his mindless mind. Anyways, can’t expect more from leftist third grade media but shi**y politics.

  59. It is not the responsibility of the PM alone to fight the pandemic. We the citizen are equally responsible. Despite repeated warning to wear masks and maintain safe distance even during lean time people used to roam about ignoring the govt advice . PM has done his duty with all sincerity.

  60. Modi’s biggest strength is Rahul Gandhi. So long as Rahul in portrayed as his alternative, Modi will win Centre every time. And so long as MDI holds Centre, BJP will keep winning states.

  61. When you start an article with lines as he overcame the first wave better than any other country, did you ever think what change caused the second wave? Or you forgot to mention that causes that triggered the second wave. Print, there is a very fine line between being government critic and and being a blind critic. I hope the article writer isn’t following the later. Print the truth but for conscious sake, don’t sell it.

  62. Print your wish will never be fulfilled. Just wait your big Daddy will form Govt in Bengal. People know modi is an honest and tough PM. So don’t waste your time in writing ill about Modi.

  63. That’s ok, we must not blame any one, firstly we must take care off overselves, plus we must see a solution,what is needed for a person to be fit and fine to not get into trap of this virus. Each and every person has to examine his body, and what is problem in his body he is to take care properly, ie bp, sugar, thyroid.. For these he is to take proper medication and physical excerise, must be should. And each person must have proper diet plan of food intake. Plus each and every person must have correct vitamin -D, zinc, and vitamins, and take a course of 7days, and take this components regurally through out life. You see this three components you can get by supplements.And firstly we must follow our government rules and regulations to deal with this virus.

  64. Opposition must be sharpening their knives, to end their drought of opportunities. Sad but true.Troubled times ahead.

  65. Nonsense article written by a leftist for sure. Modi is doing his best on Covid management since day 1.

  66. The premise of the article itself is just silly. Twitter trends like #resignModi are not new, they occur almost every week and many-a-times sponsored by opposition parties through their cyber cells. Incredibly dumb.

  67. The learned author has assigned the Bombay plaque of the last decade of the nineteenth century as the prime cause for the rise of Bal Gangadhar Tilak on the Indian national horizon and also that the disease that occurred half a century ago in 1895-96, led to the 1947 historical event when India became free.

    So by this hypothesis, the opposition parties will have to struggle for some next 50 – 52 years to dethrone the PM Mr. Modi.

    This is, I think, certainly a very encouraging view of the learned author that Mr. Modi will continue as PM for the coming next 50 – 52 years. May God bless the most loved PM Mr. Modi with such a long life with good health, enabling him to carry forward the agenda of making India as the number one country in the world!

  68. This article just depicts the mindset of people who really feel great just by passing the blame. We people also have to start taking responsibility for the spread, haven’t we taken the break time after wave 1 a bit too casually. Participation in gathering in most cases are people with choices. Now let’s wake up and stand by to help the decision makers.

  69. All these people who are still supporting this messenger of death are nothing but partners in his crime.

  70. Let us think about the nation. Lives of
    people are important. At least some of the elections which can be avoided should have been postponed. In stead of blaming we should think beyond politicians and discuss what should be done. So Please give suggestions to improve the situation.

    According to me first all future elections should be stopped. That reduces 30% of contamination due to vivid.
    What you all feel???

  71. Shame on sold media and political agenda of opposition / left parties. Instead of being united to resolve issues, they are playing petty politics with paid intellectual idiots

  72. Disgusting article by an utterly shamless print. You too will see the end soon like your ilks. you wanna write negative about a person who works for 20 hours a day. He is going to win third term too h huge margin and shove the baton in your dumb minds .

  73. Arvind Kejriwal is a dangerous anarchist & terrorist or rabble rouser & ill informed inefficient CM. Naalaayak Nikamma Under the circumstances, India has no better option than PM Modi & BJP to rule & most state governments should be dismissed as ineffective & central rule imposed

  74. Modi is responsible for drought, flood and earthquake in India, i have not read a more dump article in recent times!!! It shows the sic mindset when you can’t solve blame someone

  75. You want Modi’s resignation . You cry ,cry and you will be nowhere . You are creating fake news , fake propaganda . Your only agenda is Modi fall thanks you are /have created him as cult personality see after 2nd May you will cry further seeing your vote %, in election states , particularly WB ,which you have raped for 30 years . Cry

  76. The article is motivated with an intent to weaken the leadership of Modi, but not unusual as the western universities have a bias against a strong India and the professors working there advance the agenda of their paymasters.

  77. The yellow eyed reporter finds fault with covid management. When governments across the world raised hands failing to tackle, The Modi Government has taken as a challenge. Time has come to have a hashing # printstopsuch articles

  78. Modi is responsible for drought, flood and earthquake in India, i have not read a more dump article in recent times!!! It shows the sic mindset when you can’t solve blame someone

  79. We don’t have any words to talk about people like this. These people are more worried about modi than pandemic. Ordinary people like us know better than you what to do and not do.

  80. Deplorable journalism… The Print is fully on the path to use any devious means to create public perception against Modi. Only talks about BJP rallies and ignores rallies by opposition parties.As far as Twitter trends, we all know that these are sponsored by the Left lobby increasingly strengthened by the Democratic admin in USA.

    When citizens do not follow covid protocol even in a raging pandemic, nobody can help… The most advanced countires in the world had a far more severe mortality rate compared to India even with their super advanced health care systems… India with its vast population was a sitting duck for a fast mutating virus and no amount or preparation could have helped

    Boycott the Print and its biased articles

  81. My question is when he says that our surgical capacity was so advanced that elephant head was fitted on boy’s head. Now can he start the new research where cockroaches or ant’s eyes can be used for our blind people? Why not?

    So many blind bhakts here. As a head of country when he says stay in doors and Last Saturday only when he was addressing the gathering and said that not seen such huge crowd. Shame on him and shame on blind bhakts, who didn’t see the contradiction? Bhakts say all other are doing the same. But he is head of the country others are not.

    Or does these blinds want to comapre him with Mamta? If so,, they I am more than happy for him. He is statesman. He is VishwaGuru who Does not shy away from taking credit for surgical strikes. No questions should be asked. If asked, you are deshdrohi.

    • We all forget Modi is nothing but a product of all the things Indian rural/ semi-rural didn’t have in the 1960s/ 1970s.
      You can’t blame him for (maybe?) believing an animal head can be put on a human body. Vedic symbolism and vedic-based theology is as removed to him as it would be from someone who has only read the Kabal or Scientology all their life.
      Plus it is not as if he or 50% of this country ever went to science class. That’s not his fault. We forget he had to learn to read, to speak Hindi, then to speak English, to understand engineering and science and health studies without having any proper education. As a young adult, likely. His first education was RSS.

      The lack of education in the North of India is squarely the result of hostile British rule and then God knows how many years of dynastic politics that encouraged vote banks.

      This country needs more Western-based education and empirical medical science, not less. More English, not less. More translations of English material into our 54-plus main mother tongues, not less. The burden of education has been squarely on Christian convents and missionaries. And some schools that only some Maharajas started, on their own, in the small towns. Why do you think the South is so much better off than the North? They had better maharajas and more English schools, that’s why.
      My main problem with the BJP.s they don’t push western science or education. Hindu theocracy is fine, for all you angry Bhakts reading this. But it’s just youre blind to the fact (measurable) that they only USE you to get votes, they don’t HELP you (faithful Hindus) any more than anyone else. It’s all just money money money, commerce, no science or education or even religious research. No money given to Archaelohical Survey of I diane. No money given to restore old Hindu temples or forts. NO money given to restoration or conservation of Hindu antiquities. Only Ambani Ambani Adani Adani.

  82. Useless article, well all of the above and below mentioned comments says the same. How can u compare the crisis what we had in those days to this. Nowhere the author has blamed the origin. What goes in their mind while writing this kind of shitty article. All over the world, this pandemic has created havoc. It’s just not india, anyways all the best for your next shitty article.

  83. The prient can give you his platform to vent your anti Hindu agenda. This is done by Muslims to destroy Hindu as they know they will survive as having lot of protine in there body. Go to street you will find 90% Muslims do not wear mask. They r basically the wound which we carried since long and now they will destroy everything.

  84. Comparison between Modi government and British Raj is a logical fallacy. Modi government is elected by huge majority for second time. People of India has faith on him and believe that like first corona wave he could tackle the second crisis successfully. No propaganda and poisonous people can stop India to be a super Power.

  85. Highly biased and diplorable. Shame on you so called intellectual waiting to write off Modi & in effect support and bring back the most corrupt Congress (I)

  86. Commi media now trending resignModi… This campaign is same like Farmers protest, planned & executed from Foreign soil. Mark my words… This sudden surge in Covid cases in India is a biological weapon attack by China. When the Commi country could not defeat us on military front,, they have planted their new Strain of Corona Virus in multiple cities in India. Plus China has funded the commi media in India to spit venom against Modi day n night. We are all fools fighting among each other, blaming each other, making task of China easy…

  87. You only dream helm lot of people nationalist are behind PM..You the sold selfish can’t shake his white hair understand better on…You keep on spreading gathered against him but he is solid personality…It’s not your fake Gandhi..He is son of soil a common man…

  88. Governance at such a high price ! Lives matter – deeply saddened by the state of our country. Instead of reflecting on the points made people take sides. There is no justification if you have lost a loved one to Covid because of non availability of medicines or oxygen

  89. Very Childish article talking about her wish list. Communist funded low life author trying to spew venom

  90. Ha..ha..your writings and observations are so simplistic…western educated with no grasp of the soul of Bharat…The soul of Bharat is with Modi…

  91. Lol, the print, you are an outcome of gangbang between Vatican, Jehad and commie. An illegitimate child named print has a wet dream that Modi resign is trending on Twitter. Dream on

  92. Presenting in the series of rants against Modi, another senseless article.

    Why can’t you print something sensible that can actually hold the ruling dispensation accountable? This hollow and impotent rage coupled with directionless writing has made the print media irrelevant in India.

  93. The Print and its brand of journalist are filled with so much hate for Modi that they start day dreaming. Majority of time such day dreaming also lead to they act against the nation.

  94. Thanks for appreciating Modi ji for last year’s efforts. But ironically you didn’t publish the survey results till now. Why?
    Thank God Modi ji is in power during this pandemic time.
    If Congress was in Power now, Manmohan ji would have kept quiet, Rahul ji would have been traveling abroad & others would have been busy in making money.

  95. PM Modi and the BJP has an impressive record of lies, false promises, mismanagement of crises, wrong policy decisions etc. etc.
    After all, how can you expect a “chaiwala” who has never had a formal education, to govern a huge, modern and fast developing country like India.
    But the “andhbhaks are blinded by his oratory and charisma.
    Demonatisation, lockdown at just 4 hours notice, has given immeasurable hardships and misery to the common man.
    Who else shall be held responsible for the failed economy, other than PM Modi? He has centralised all powers for himself.
    But the “andhbhakts” will never understand, and blame the states, or Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
    PM Modi doesn’t care if thousands of people die because of the pandemic, he has to win Bengal.
    PM Modi doesn’t care for the farmer’s deaths, he has to cater to the wishes of huge corporate houses.
    There is still time Mr. PM, take back the 3 new Agricultural Laws, guarantee MSP for the farmers, and let the farmers go home.
    That will at least get you the goodwill of the “anndaata”……. the farmers.
    The corporate houses can never be anybody’s friends, they only love money.

  96. It’s a matter of worry for The Print & liberal people’s as Mr.Modi will continue as PM for this tenure as well as for other …

  97. In this critical time of pandemic we should support our PM who has been roll model for our country and world….. We should stop Criticizing and boost him for his work. Modi is a super hero….

  98. I am a BJP voter and would continue to support BJP but I criticise the high volume political rallies held in Bengal and other parts of the country.
    Further, it should be noted that Maharashtra, Delhi and other high covid case load states are not under election freight despite the fact situation is getting worse up there. Who’s responsible for such a deterioration?

  99. It’s not alarming to see a majority of comments in support of modi.Sad thing is you all are blinded by him, must I say hypnotised.He can respected for his position , but his works can’t be ! Only the rich have benefited from him , the BJP and its allies.

  100. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Well done Print!!! Bakhts are having a nightmare in the comment section. Be calm bakhts, you may not like it, but lack of Oxygen and vaccines don’t have religious colour and can’t be blamed on Nehru. Modi’s countdown has just started.

  101. for leftist, lutyen media, politics and getting votes to dynasty is key to their own survival even when there is a health crisis. worst media ever

  102. It has become a trend to blame Modi for everything. If the general public is disobedient, insensitive, don’t want to follow protocols, no PM or President of a country can help! From Jan 21, people in metros are behaving and running amok from cities to cities, as if there is no tomorrow. How can a leader of the country discipline citizens forcefully. Nobody will jeopardize his goodwill. Ofcourse there ate pitfalls by both central and state governments. Both are equally responsible for not anticipating subsequent waves and build infrastructure for calamities. The writer blaming and building up a case and hashtag shows her stupidness and left aligned crusade against this government.

  103. Modi will surely pay the price and history will remeber how he was interested in power and how he did rallies with 2 Lacs of people when people were dying all around due to non availability of bed and Oxygen. Third class hypocritic leader. Just minting votes on the name religion. I had voted him as he was speaking only about development, This useless man what he did till now? never even faced a press conference and most useless PM India has ever seen in the entire history. His hands are soaked in the blood of all those who lost lives. He took staggering one year just to approve foreign vaccines. He was sleeping from last one year.

    • Oh you poisonous person, you wicked scorpion, it takes wisdom and foresight to see what the Government or Prime Minister has done or is doing, which sadly you don’t have. You can’t run your own small house properly, the Government has to run this big country. You leftist Lutyens, you supporter of dyanistical regimes which had kept the country poor and backward since decades can’t digest the fact that here has come a Government which is sincerely working for the betterment of the country.
      May crooked people like you and devilish leftists perish in hell for your sins.

  104. sick leftist. useless .. insensitive.. only print could broadcast such filth.

    heal thy soul,

  105. Is there any responsibility of state governments?. Is public Is not responsible which do not follow guidelines. If public & state governments would have worked it would have been prevented.

  106. When a problem arises suddenly all the opposition will plunge against Modi . Lets make even the CM s accountable including Kerala CM Kejriwal. Plus every common man is responsible for this debacle . The present situation is tough . Please do not politicize for your selfish purpose.

  107. While Congress may love such reporting, it as of now has no capability to challenge BJP. The problem in India is that other than CPI or CPM and BJP all are family run outfits. They are more divisive and devastating and area specific.

  108. Let me tell you the truth behind second wave during the month of October last year the positivity rate given by private labs were asked to be reduce or hide actual numbers by government officials and if they didn’t, they were forced to shutdown or blackmailed, and the government hospitals testing were giving false negatives this hiding of actual cases to just show figures that our government has controlled covid situation has led to the second deadlier wave of covid.If only kumbh mela and rallies, fake figures so many other political ‘necessities’ could be postponed or cancelled which could have changed the present.

  109. You are an erudite Lady, yet you are squarely blaming GOI only, when we as a Nation have failed. We as Citizens hv failed, GOI and State governments have faltered, high time to gear up & move fwd. Blame games won’t yield a dice. Act fast. Make avl O², Vaccines, beds, like a Nation at war against Virus.

  110. Not honest assessment of ground realties. Modi is untouchable till 2024. These types of article strengthen his position further. Not even 1 percent of english readers read your articles. Good Luck

  111. You are an erudite Lady, yet you are squarely blaming GOI only, when we as a Nation have failed. We as Citizens hv failed, GOI and State governments have faltered, high time to gear up & move fwd. Blame games won’t yield a dice. Act fast. Make avl O², Vaccines, beds, like a Nation at war against Virus.

  112. Let me tell you the truth behind second wave during the month of October last year the positivity rate given by private labs were asked to be reduce or hide actual numbers by government officials and if they didn’t, they were forced to shutdown or blackmailed, and the government hospitals testing were giving false negatives this hiding of actual cases to just show figures that our government has controlled covid situation has led to the second deadlier wave of covid. This you can ask from any medical professional but its one of the reason amomg political propaganda and kumbh mela and so many other could be postponed or cancelled scenarios which could change present.

  113. I have to determine why people vote? To elect constituents! So if I have to be bothered for betterment then it is going to be my ward first. There are so many matters that is still under the cover to be frank and our country is indirect. I don’t think looking into all this politics made any changes to citizens affected either by contact or by vote. If it is for self recognition I would vote then certainly a party which will envy myself in foreign. Or its like staying in isolation

  114. Ha ha ha this is funny. I won’t even criticize her. Just enjoying. These commies, they live in some parallel universe it seems… In their own protected cocoon. Delusional.

  115. a bacteria feeds a virus which gets nourishment from media of vultures…..dare comments gets published

  116. Yes. Anger and frustration is creeping in indian masses as failure of govt. to provide medical help to dying pepole due to covid. As the numbers are growing people aee asking the wisdom of the modi govt. Allowing khumbhs and election rallies where lakhs of people participating and spreading the virucors in all the coroners of the country. Definately popularity of modi has been dented immensly. Let us see how in lok sabha election it will impact.

  117. This page seems to be formed just to defame modi ji and bjp purposefully. Shame to The Print. I am leaving this page and expecting not to come on this page in future.
    Get lost The Print.

  118. Aren’t these the same bunch of people who ridiculed the PM’s untiring efforts last year that kept the pandemic under control ? Now that the responsibilities have devolved to the States, they are not questioning the bungling by states but taking potshots at the PM. This is like – if you do it right, we will come at you ! If something that somebody else is responsible for goes wrong, we will still come at you ! Pathetic bunch of desperate losers !

  119. Why can’t you pen down a step by step guide of solutions that can surely benefit people and govt instead of criticizing and cribbing?

  120. So grim the situation. Everyone has committed blunder. I am not going to blame the medical infrastructure for this. India has a dismal state even in normal times. It is epidemic. The responsibility started with the chest-thumping of Modi on decreasing cases 3-4 months back as to have unparalleled record in world in containing it in India, gave a grossly false impression that crisis is over. Alas, no one guided him!!!! Or suffering from megalomania, he did not listen to his scientists and doctors????
    The Maharashtra Govt, why did it not sealed the border of Amravati and Nagpur, two and half month back when that area become the epicentre of resurgence. What is the use of lockdown within when people can go out of border. But politics went on. All the important was 100 crore!!
    We public having non- challant attitude of कोरोना वगैरह कुछ नहीं होता.Movement eased and tourist places full to brim. I remember as recent as 28 March, when I returned from Nagpur, four youngsters from Nagpur also alighted at Kalyan station and ask me the route to Khopoli for going to Imagica for roller-coster ride.

  121. Modi has failed completely not only on CORONA management but u talk on economy, unemployment, GDP, and all other important national matters. He succeeded only in one thing.. theatrics, jumlebali, and event management by controlling 90 % of media..and finally he has set a new trend… If you can win elections buy MLAs

  122. Wishful thoughts. PM has done well in dealing with the pandemic. This is strange and unpredictable virus hence not easy to plan ahead. Monday morning quarterbacks will always come up with We Said So!

  123. It’s a lopsided argument and what else to expect from a Cambridge professor? No trending is going to answer why and how would a prime minister has 5o know and predict when the next wave of a pandemic is going to strike. Sorry, you seem to be celebrating in a hurry !

  124. How cheap & creepy thoughts one might have….a bacteria made indians political##🤔🤔🤔🤔..mean from where ….anything..just garbage….

  125. To those who plead diminished responsibility for Modi, I ask them to compare how Modi and the BJP govt. have acted and how other govts. have acted.

    The year of the Kumbh was brought forward due to astrologers. Modi put out 25 trains for the Kumbh. He was unable to put his foot down on the Sadhu who said the Kumbh will run till 30 April and no one could stop it.

    Now look at other govts.. The UK govt. kept India out of the red list for some time, although it put countries with much less threat on the list – no doubt to facilitate post Brexit trade. However, within 4 days after the scale of the disaster in India became known, they were forced to put India on the red list – the scientists in UK advised Boris Johnson that it risked bringing the new variant to the UK which would negate all the strides they have made to contain it. Canada and Oman followed, so has UAE. EU and US soon will be forced to. In those countries, governments act to protect the public proactively. They know if it goes out of control, they cannot say the public is at fault.

    Hence, Indians get real, follow healthcare guidelines but hold Modi accountable. We are in this situation only because you elected an uneducated megalomaniac with only a murderous pogrom as an achievement.

  126. Vakt jano dhanya hai….lack of vaccine, lack of oxygen supply… In 100000 / day nationwide lockdown was there ,in 350000 / day no lockdown sill you guy’s think only public are careless. Some one says that 13 crore vaccine given but it’s not fully vaccinated might be single dose but still if it completely vaccination done then also this figure is only 10% . If you have to vaccinate 100% population then it will take another 40 months that’s comes to 3 yrs….lol..

  127. You with your group are again On job to put blame on someone just to satisfy your own ego.People of India do know the reality that you all taking this difficulties days an opportunity to grab power for some unworthy self suckered of this great country

  128. What is modi ji trying to.prove with his long beard, is he suffering from depression or is it just a style quotient.

  129. You think you could have handled covid better?
    It is a pandemic for God’s sake. No one saw it coming, yet India was quite early with it’s response. The lockdown, the immediate research for vaccines, the monetary sops offered in the finance act have all cushioned the blow to the country. Had it not been modi, we would’ve been in a much worse state. It’s sad that people like Shruti Kapila refuse to acknowledge the good work and huge efforts that the administration has taken. Maybe she should run for PM and see how tough of a job it is. Also don’t you see that all parties, apart from BJP are campaigning in West Bengal? Mamta has also help huge rallies, just FYI.

  130. The more bhakths write that people are to blame and Modi is invincible and criticism makes him stronger, the more one senses they are rattled.

    Modi could have passed off Pulwama and Galwan as successes against Pakistan and China. Nobody has the evidence for what happened. But it is hard to pass off people running between pillar and post for hospital beds, for oxygen, crematoria and vaccines as a success, while PM is admiring his large audiences in Bengal. And this is going to get worse.

    To those apologists who say people are to blame, I ask (1) why did the govt. arrange 25 trains for Kumbh (2) why did Modi say weakly that the Kumbh should be symbolic, why did he not put the foot down on the sadhu who declared no one had the authority to curb the Kumbh and it will go on till 30 April (3) why are elections over so many phases in Bengal and (4) if Modi is the vaccine guru, why do we have shortage ?

    This time it is not just Muslims but Hindus who have been hit hard. Hence, some sense may dawn amongst Hindus.

  131. Any govt can’t manipulate it’s people forever. The pandamic has laid out bare, the priorities of this government. Which is winning elections at the cost of human lives.

  132. It’s really unfortunate that when someone desperately tries to save the country , some people become hellbent to remove him/her from power just to feel a sense of control. Prime Minister Modi asked us a thousand times to cover our nose and mouths , stay home , but we Indians , like always never listened. We broke the rules , we never stayed at home , some people even started making up stuff like the vaccine is a conspiracy theory ! Modi didn’t invest in this , didn’t invest in that. Did we play our part ? No we didn’t. Non BJP states like Maharashtra , Kerala , Bengal had a much higher number of covid cases than the BJP ruled states. Does anyone want to talk about that ? No. People wake up. The left , unfortunately , has one and only one goal , to ruin this country. To divide the true patriotic citizens of this great nation India. To make us hate our heritage , to shift the blame from the state governments , to shift the blame from the people , to the one who tried to help us rebellious idiots. Wake up , vote right. Jai Hind , Jai Bharat.

  133. Whatever happens will be evident in the days to come. People of India chose a leader and have elected him and his party. It’s for him to see how he manages India. If he is successful , he and his party will be in power.. if not , there will be others who will come. Nothing is constant. We wish Modi the best and pray that he manages well. Otherwise India will root for change. If not today , then tomorrow. Modi must be in the forefront; predicting every move , twists and turns. Just as BJP was waiting for Congress to falter , others ( Congress will no longer be in control anymore, but this doesn’t mean that others will seize opportunity when it comes) will wait for BJP to falter. Hope it doesn’t happen.

  134. Modi came to power by killing both Muslims & Non Muslims in the name of Godhra, his hands are fully blood soaked, he came to power over the dead bodies of Godhra.

    Now people are commenting about politics over dead bodies, during this COVID-19 PANDEMIC, totally illogical, I’ll equipped, foolish guidelines given by an ANPAD NALAAYAK FELLOW which backfired into this catastrophic proportion, still GOBER HEADS ARE ALL PRAISE, GOD BLESS US ALL.

  135. So grim the situation. Everyone has committed blunder. I am not going to blame the medical infrastructure for this. India has a dismal state even in normal times. It is epidemic. The responsibility started with the chest-thumping of Modi on decreasing cases 3-4 months back as to have unparalleled record in world in containing it in India, gave a grossly false impression that crisis is over. Alas, no one guided him!!!! Or suffering from megalomania, he did not listen to his scientists and doctors????
    The Maharashtra Govt, why did it not sealed the border of Amravati and Nagpur, two and half month back when that area become the epicentre of resurgence. What is the use of lockdown within when people can go out of border. But politics went on. All the important was 100 crore!!
    We public having non- challant attitude of कोरोना वगैरह कुछ नहीं होता.Movement eased and tourist places full to brim. I remember as recent as 28 March, when I returned from Nagpur, four youngsters from Nagpur also alighted at Kalyan station and ask me the route to Khopoli for going to Imagica for roller-coster ride.

  136. Spineless media will always give such statement, even if their mother become pregnant, they will say it’s because modi is ruling in centre.

  137. It’s really unfortunate that when someone desperately tries to save the country , some people become hellbent to remove him/her from power just to feel a sense of control.

    Prime Minister Modi asked us a thousand times to cover our nose and mouths , stay home , but we Indians , like always never listened. We broke the rules , we never stayed at home , some people even started making up stuff like the vaccine is a conspiracy theory !

    Modi didn’t invest in this , didn’t invest in that. Did we play our part ? No we didn’t. Non BJP states like Maharashtra , Kerala , Bengal had a much higher number of covid cases than the BJP ruled states. Does anyone want to talk about that ? No.

    People wake up. The left , unfortunately , has one and only one goal , to ruin this country. To divide the true patriotic citizens of this great nation India. To make us hate our heritage , to shift the blame from the state governments , to shift the blame from the people , to the one who tried to help us rebellious idiots.

    Wake up , vote right. Jai Hind , Jai Bharat.

  138. We are not the democratic institution to be governed by two stupid people.This feku and Co destroyed the all the institution of Our country. No groundwork for job, health .Only by showing pseudo nationalism he wants to win all elections.

  139. A whole lot of bhakts out there to silence any sane voice. There is nothing surprising. ….it was the same in history. ….. always sane voies were subjected to be silenced. ..kaliyug

  140. Quite wishful thinking. After all, how will one justify inclusion of terms like L-i-b-r-a-n-d-s in the political vocabulary if we do not have such motivated writers and publications.

    They are doing bidding of certain political vultures. These are erstwhile elites under whose feet rug has been pulled. History will tell you anyone who has tried to build political capital on misery of people, won,t go too far. That’s true for journalists too!

  141. The hopeless Modi-haters.
    This is one time when I pray to all the gods of India that the hopes of this hopeless lot of Modi-haters, from Kapila to Coupta, are dashed to the ground. The Modi haters hope that Modi will resign.
    The people of India hope he will emerge as their saviour.
    Thank you Print for showing us how important it is to retain Modi and oust the Modi-haters.

  142. You guys really don’t get it .. do you? I myself have suffered twice from Covid. I am a Asthma patient .. it was the worst experience ever in 2nd wave. But our love for our PM is now more than ever. The way you vultures are attacking him .. don’t we see it .. we are watching everything. Even if I have to donate all my salary to BJP to make them win .. I will. But won’t let my Prime minister down. He is the best thing that jas happened to this country & its common people. You will see. damn vultures

  143. Print wants to badly stop Modi and in turn developement of nation. After 70 years India has finally got a leader who speaks of development and working on a vision for India but you people want to stop that by all means. Covid situation is in control because of Modi I can’t even imagine how many scams would have happened if Sonia Gandhi was in power. India has always failed because of traitors like you within the country during Mughal and British rule but not anymore. India will be stronger than before and no one can stop it.

  144. The Print, YOU ARE THE BIGGEST VIRUS, THE BIGGEST CANCER THAT DOES ITS BEST TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY. YOUR ROTTEN DREAMS WILL NEVER BE FULFILLED.

  145. Huh, then for what state governments are ? Only for rona & dhona ? Are the chief minister,health minister,state administration not responsible for advance arrangements.? Is only PM to take care of all issues of India. You are highly ignorant of even general
    Knowledge. Who permit you to vomit this foolish.

  146. I don’t agree.
    Last time same time when whole world was fully active and didn’t bother about COVID soread, Indian Govt took proactive steps., imposed strict lock down and successfully managed 130 cr population with minimum damages.

    During those days same world and media, please read ‘the Print’ also, was full crys against steps takem by NaMo, migrants, labour class, farmers, transport, aviation, entertainment, hotels, almost everything was declared as total collapse due to hasty ways of NaMo govt. Indian economy was declared to be doomed by end 2020. Almost everyone was busy fimding faults in Modi govt.
    None of the Non-BJP state Govt was cooperating with center. None of the economic measures taken by Central Govt was implemented in true spirit, still by March 2021 India was doing all good and was alomst back om track. In the interim time whole world had seen 2nd & 3rd waves of Covid. We were still better.
    But now when NaMo has given free hand to states govts, to tackle the issue, same gang is spreading all falls info and again finding faults in centee..why not say that Maharashtra, CG, Delhi, Kerala, State govts have failed.
    We the people have failed.
    You have travelled in flights. Do you recall hostess requesting for orderly de-boarding from plane. Please dont get up till you see the row infron of you start moving to exit, but no, none would obay. We are the worst citizens, nimals are 1000 times better than we the indian who travel by planes. I would put my leg in the pasaage and wont leave my chair till the row before me was empty..and all passengers would finish me by their eyes only.

    Any ways, at this stage Kumbh, elections, cricket matches all these are not good.

    But this time it is not NaMo.

    Each Indian is responsible for death of fellow Indian. But not administration. Certainly not Central govt.

    • When corona comes like a storm as said by Modi and swirl around your neighborhood, and while break into your sweet home , please bugule as an obedient shehanaian in praise of omnipresent and omnipotent Modi.

  147. I can only laugh. Desperate measures to make a read. Nevertheless a nice analogy. But one thing you might be forgetting is that such opinions coming from you and being written on the Print is equivalent to destroying the anti -bjp wave because your rhetoric is already not well respected. so start finding different avenues to bring out a powerful opinion

  148. Hahahaha….PRINT PRINT PRINT..never ever misses an opportunity…ur dreams r never EVER gonna become reality..keep trying

  149. You can dream or even pray for a political price billed to Modi.. but it is not going to fructify.. just like the doom DEMONETISATION would bring Modi did not fructify.. WE the people who have voted Modi in are solidly behind him yet and KNOW that not Modi but the people themselves are to be blamed for this situation..

  150. I am just extremely shocked with this stupid comparison. To call you vulture is a shame to vultures themselves. Anyway jokes apart,Modi is tougher than what you think. Get ready for another term in 2024.

  151. Our PM Narendra Modi is dealing with an exceptional crisis. *No PM has had to face such a situation that has impacted every part of India and every aspect of our lives*. If a family member is seriously ill we get shaken. Here, 130 crore people are at risk. Some say lockdown should’ve been earlier. Some say Army should’ve been called. Some are saying intelligence failure while still others say that he is trying to appease by announcing certain measures.

    *Everyone has retrospective opinions but NONE are ready to bear the responsibility of 130 cr people. Only he has to*.

    If the lockdown doesn’t succeed then he gets targeted. If it does, still he gets targeted because the economy is hit.

    *Our PM’s timely call for a lockdown has been appreciated by all Nations, the World over*. If he had not called for a lockdown, he would’ve been hounded for lethargy even if it had kept the economy going. *He has always been at the receiving end by the opposition and it’s cronies & followers who have their own axes to grind*. These people keep saying that he has called for a nation of 130 cr to stop work; for the poor to risk going without food. The rich are crying that their earnings have stopped and their lifestyles thwarted. While the middle-class criticise by saying: ‘you’re not doing enough to help us financially.’

    *A 70-year old man is bearing the weight of 130 cr people and their expectations without flinching, without digressing, without leveling accusations at anyone, and without giving excuses is going about doing selfless service to the Nation*.

    And here, some people who do not appreciate what he does, sit at home and try to become obstacles in his endeavors!!

    Yes, Does his work because he feels it is his responsibility.
    But then, *he too is human and the pressure is enormous*. Despite all the criticisms leveled against him he is doing his job with single-minded devotion & focus. *This devotion and dedication is unparalleled in our history*. Never had our PM, even once asked for praise. One after the other he has been dealing with India’s core issues.

    The Covid -19 is the toughest of all problems Narendra Modi has been faced with.

    *His strong will and efforts to overcome this unique, daunting problem will also succeed*.

    As law abiding citizens of Bharat let us all send him positive vibes, instead of complaining and criticising him. *Let us all pray for our PM’s Good Health and wish him all success in his fight against Covid-19.*

    I stand with my country and my Prime Minister

  152. If whims are fancies madam’s wish will become reality, indians who support Modi do know where the responsibility lies, cometh 2024, cometh Modi.3 , ur frustration will have no end

  153. Please stick to teaching history, the most boring and useless among the liberal arts. Science and public management is not your cup of tea.
    Also isn’t it said – those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.

  154. The author may or may not be right. However if you read through the comments you can gauge the trend in demanding for accountability and fixing responsibility. Hail the supreme leader till kingdom come.

  155. Try harder, Sruti.
    They won’t make you a Cambridge don on the basis of such half baked ideas.
    Conflating the deccan famines and Plague with a pandemic? Ignoring the tragic initial lapses of the UK and the USA governments? Using TWITTER TRENDS to buttress your poorly thought out and blatantly biased premise?
    No, they’ll never make you a don on the strength of such pathetic attempts…
    Try harder.
    Much harder.

  156. I don’t agree…
    Last time same time when whole world was fully active and didn’t bother about COVID soread, Indian Govt took proactive steps.. imposed strict lock down…and successfully managed 130 cr population with minimum damages….
    During those days same world and media (please read ‘the Print’ also) was full crys against steps takem by NaMo…. migrants, labour class, farmers, transport, aviation, entertainment, hotels, almost everything was declared as total collapse due to hasty ways of NaMo govt… Indian economy was declared to be doomed by end 2020..almost everyone was busy fimding faults in Modo govt…
    None of the Non-BJP state Govt was cooperating with center…..nono of the economic measures taken by Central Govt was implemented in true spirit….still…….by March 2021 India was doing all good and was alomst back om track…….. In the interim time whole world had seen 2nd & 3rd waves of Covid…we were still better….
    But now when NaMo has given free hand to states govts, to tackle the issue, same gang is spreading all falls info and again finding faults in centee..why not say that Maharashtra, CG, Delhi, Kerala, State govts have failed…
    We the people have failed….
    You have travelled in flights..do you recall hostess requesting for orderly de-boarding …..please dont get up till you see the row infron of you start moving to exit….but no…none would obay…. We are the worst citizens..animals are 1000 times better than we the indian who travel by planes….. I would put my leg in the pasaage and wont leave my chair till the row before me was empty..and all passengers would kill me by their eyes only….

    Any ways…… at this stage Kumbh, elections, cricket matches all these are not good…

    But this time it is not NaMo…..

    Each Indian is responsible for death of fellow Indian…. But not administration… Certainly not Central govt…

  157. Not just the author and editor this The print itself is useless

    Centre asks Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Bengal to maintain vigil amid rising Covid cases was the news they printed on 7th January 2021

    Modi govt didn’t alert states on 2nd Covid wave, we could’ve prepared: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel was the news they printed on 21st April 2021

    They dont even remember what they print in The PRINT.

  158. Simply telling ,present situation is due to a defunct,corrupt and useless ,careless Maharashtra govt.If Wuhan can be the epicenter of worldwide corona calamity,then Maharashtra proved Wuhan of India,and making corona 2 a national disaster.My point is Modi is taking all credit for all good things so a fare share of this major failure should also go to him.Be it hospital bed,oxygen supply, vaccination failure and the national mismanagement of the pandemic should also be attributed to Modi.Never ever a PM participated in a state election like Modi.So to wrest power from didi Modi sacrificed the nation and 120 core people.So Modi would pay the price.People have not forgotten his mismanagement of national economy and price rise of all commodities and many more issues.But it is also true without Modi ,those who wish to fill his vaccum may fail more damagingly.

  159. Trust Print to come up with such rubbish written by a third rate journalist who had no sense of history. Print’s single point agenda is to demean, discredit Modi. OK, but who should take his place? Start from down south, will it be Stalin? Pinarayi Vijayan? Siddaramiah? Reddy? Naidu? KCR? Uddhav? Patnaik? Mamta? Mayawati? Akhilesh? Diggi Raja? Amarinder Singh? Gehlot? Abdullahs? Mehbooba mufti? ……. scary isn’t it !

  160. Again the propoganda by so called anti nationals who have lost everything due to Modi coming into power and who are starving for power as well as funds have started again their ugly head to try and create this fake narrative and create panic and unrest in our nation

    But these fools should now atleast realize that the public has become aware and will no fall prey to their agenda to any how remove me.modi.
    We the public of this great nation is solidly standing with our honourable prime minister.

  161. After, looking at the comments section, I thought Godi IT cell working hard on “PRINT” to take down.

  162. Stupid article by this self proclaimed journalist. Such china back communist journalist gets huge money to write articles against Modiji. “The Print” itself is naxalite backed print media so this biased article is not a surprise. I can laugh on the writer of this article who is Copy-Paste journalist.

  163. Only Modi? Entire democracy has to be ended. Democracy in a lunatic fashion refused help for China for oxygen.

    India has LMMM Lunatic Murder of Meritted by Majority by Reservation policy and Socialism.

    Democracy even at birth killed Socrates when Majority voted to end his life. France pounced on Europe after becoming Bankrupt. Hitler was no Taimur Lang. He was leader with effective majority in German
    Democracy with support from OTHER parties

  164. Stop imagining.wishfu thinking. Modi was,is,and will be the best.all what is happening is due to poor budgetary allocation for health and gross corruption by congress

  165. We have heard all this before.

    The central government, just like everyone else in the country, is guilty of declaring victory too soon and not being cautious at its level.

    However, the average Indian also understands that no other leader could ensure any semblance of sanity, be it Mamata, Uddhav, Vijayan or Kejriwal, least of all the Gandhis. The issues that are systemic cannot be resolved by a single stroke, be it a sword or a pen, or with band-aid measures.

  166. While there has been lapses by the current government by way of not improving the medical infrastructure, not being cautious of possible 2nd and 3rd wave of covid like other European and American countries faced and not planning for it, getting lulled in false sense of security that all is and will be well in India, hence going for election rallies and kumbh mela, has extracted it’s price. Having said that it is definitely the people who are to be blamed for letting their guard down and letting their country down. If only they would have behaved in a sensible manner and not hurried into acting as if all is normal, we could have avoided this situation. And finally the state governments too didn’t act responsibly, basically no one wanted to antagonise their vote bank and every one is paying a price. Even now the farmers are protesting in thousands and are sure to act as super spreaders bit no government action is being taken as no one wants to face their ire. But even now it is only PM Modi who can take the country out of this mess, and no one else can. If the country is in dire straits during his watch, it will come out of it too, during his watch.

  167. Why blame Modi for the position we are in today. Have we shown proper Covid behavior, have we done enough to protect us and our families and neighbours. We have celebrated post lockdown period with parties and get-togethers, we closed our eyes and started believing that pandemic was over. We never thought that there could be 2nd or 3rd wave which could be due to our behaviour. And now we are blaming Modi, who very elegantly handled first wave. He was always telling “Dawai bhi and kadai bhi”.

  168. Print’a leftist ideology and anyi modi stace obscured its journalistic objectivity. Its very important to note that Maharashtra and Delhi are not ruled by BJP and tge country knows that the latest virus spread is from these two states due to the lical government falure. Yet the blame is on Modi. Desperate lobby with desperate wishful thinking peddling false narrative will fail once again musserably. On 2nd May you will lick your wounds and will come up with a new excuse.

  169. Why blame Modi for the position we arr in today. Have we shown proper Covid behavior, have we done enough to protect us and our families and neighbours. We have celebrated post lockdown period with parties and get-togethers, we closed our eyes and started believing that pandemic was over. We never thought that there could be 2nd or 3rd wave which could be due to our behaviour. And now we are blaming Modi, who very elegantly handled first wave. He was always telling “Dawai bhi and kadai bhi”.

  170. Left minded author.. left minded The Print your days are gone.. the more you scold Modi people will make famous him.. lagee raho yaar… idiots,.. good for nothing..

    • Centre controlling everything, even oxygen supplies and vaccines! Then why shouldn’t it be blamed for all the mess!

    • Also, one may notice in the article by Shruti Looks that there is hardly any mention about the recklessness of the people at large in not following and observing the basic norms like physical distancing, and wearing of mask. What can any government do with such people. Not that the people deliberately do so, but they are somehow used to neglect things with an ” eh! what if I don’t wear the mask!”. To what extent the crowds that we found d during g election meetings have contributed to the rise in the focus cases is for an objective study necessary to be kept in view in future. The criticisms hurled are as if lakhs and lakkhs who were struck by the pandemic automatically recovered without any effort by the government and others. Failures are there, no doubt. But criticism should be fair and logical.

    • You mean to say that Modi is efficient? Nonsense. When there were around 500 cases he imposed lock down. He took every credit when nos came down n claimed to be vaccine guru. Now when things have gone bad asks states to fight it. What has he done to improve health infrastructure? Precious nothing. Now people are dying for want of oxygen. You call this efficiency? He is directly responsible for these deaths. If he has any decency left in him he should resign.

    • Very true. The whole world is suffering. MODI is a selfless non Corrupt determined leader doing his best. We have to support him at this critical time. Before long rather than later normalcy will return

  171. Modi is omnipotent.He has no competitors.The opposition is a living dead body.As far as BJP MPs are concerned they are just faithful to the master they don’t even wag their tails.I believe BJP MPs are like the body guard who stands tight lipped behind the governor/president during their address to the nation. They just watch/observe the audience that’s all.

  172. The vultures are back from hiding. We have vaccinated more than 13 crore people more than many countries put together in Europe. You have no appreciation for that.
    The Khan Market gang is still dreaming of Sonia coming back sothat all the freebies they are used comes back.

  173. For this situation , not Modi we the careless people of India is responsible. Fearlessly moving here and there without following the covid norms.

    • Have you put your self in Pandemic descipline as you are blaming the large population. To keep the pandemic at bay it was necessary that both govt and public would have shown discipline. Now you decide if only public, or only govt. Or both have failed.

    • Yes! We agree it is the mistake done by the common people to avarage and high class people..I suppose that any sitution that might be the government should bhave some back up plan..even we imagine the Kumbh Mela..the crowd with out social distance no masks.it is all points to only and only to beneficiary BJP party to full fill their elections..it is just a greed and leaving the life’s of Indian people to air..

    • When our people as usual violate every norm to be followed,like masking, maintain social distancing, personal hygiene, ( we have seen the milling crowd in Haridwar,) and when people are determined to be irresponsible, such catastrophes are unavoidable. When discipline is enforced, certain ” champions of freedom of expression will go to the court and win the case. Our people have spoiled the good work done by our medical fraternity, etc.

  174. In this time of national emergency, 2 kaudi k journalist like u still running ur ulterior motive of how can u blame Modi of everything.

  175. Vulture journalism! Such judgements and prognostications must wait till we grapple with this natural phenomenon and overcome it.

  176. let me say u this, im a southindian and
    MODI is gaining huge craze in southindia and he is going to win 400 plus seats in 2024
    Congress is no match for modi
    our family used to hate modi but now i can show u atleast 100 people from my family who are ready to vote for bjp in 2024
    they used to vote for regional parties here, but now they are going to vote for modi in 2024
    bjp cadre is mainly responsible for building image ,neither congress have a cadre nor a narrative
    congress will not win until gandhis are present

    • All the misplaced praise, adulation and admiration are only on account of Hindutva and anti Muslim stand. The administration does not merit any of these if we consider the following:
      1 The much acclaimed Demon did not produce anything worthwhile except for the fact that a few lives were lost and the exercise resulted in an unwanted expenditure of Rs 16000 crs.
      2 More number of lives were lost in the first wave of pandemic and many continue to die in the second wave.
      3 Elections and states are won not in a straight forward manner, but by defections.
      4 Achhey Din is yet to arrive.
      5. High sounding slogans of Make in India, Skill India and others yet to produce any tangible results.
      6. While 5 trillion economy may not be realised any time soon, the dream of making Ambani and Adani as the topmost richest people of the world will be.
      7. India’s Human Development Index and its variants depict a worsening situation. Even Bangladesh has marched ahead.
      8 Lots of efforts being made to dilute the provisions of RTI.
      9 Human Rights are observed more in breach. Invocation of Sedition provisions for least provocation. Incidentally, most of the cases do not stand the test in courts. Sedition statute has now become an instrument of intimidation.
      10 Many more can be stated.

    • Not at all,resign PM for such late reactions,hence t SC had to intervene.Human life has no meaning for BJP’s they have made everyone silent with their dictatorial words! where is democracy?

  177. Crap of a comment. Not even mere writing English. Waste of space and time..
    Only to be printed in Print.in.

  178. Your opinion as always been bias and so going to fail. Print and other Modi baiters media has no other work but think I’ll of Modiji.

  179. Bruhh, जो चाहे करलो, आएगा तो मोदी ही…. Because of BJP in power in centre The Price of Vaccine has kept in control. Just check price of vaccine in other countries. 👾

  180. Absolutely Third grade Journalism….STOP such historians to write before “the print” itself becomes a history….the more you criticize Modi, the more stronger ,popular and successful shall he emerge…

  181. External Players working hard to dethron Current Strong Govt.
    This is BIO WAR.
    Western Countries and Chinkas can’t Implement their points in INDIA.
    So a New Pattern has started.
    what happened in US to dethron Trumph making Black and White Fights in entire US.
    External players were unsuccessful to make it Hindus vs Muslim.

    • What the author conveniently forgets is this:
      1. The examples she gave of pre-independent India were when the rulers were blood thirsty parasites. People like the writer looked up to them for scraps of food. Modi has and will ensure that the common man in India is looked after (see the rapid redistribution of free rations, the change in law to allow single ration card holders to collect ration from where they work – these are just some of the many changes). To mix up the two is insulting the common voter in India.
      2. Modi fought off this bio war in Ladakh and prevented occupation of Indian territory by the Chinese. The Chinese – after unleashing the Wuhan virus – tried to use traditional warfare to dominate India. If INC would have been in power – they would have sold the country to the Chinese.

      Glad I am a subscriber to The Print. I only subscribe to check if my Modi bhakti is false – people like this writer prove that I am right to be a Modi Bhakth.

    • You mean to say that killing of blacks by law enforcement agencies was made by outside people / nations? Universal conspiracy against Trump? Good thinking!

  182. What an utterly useless article. Print have reached deplorable depths of vague journalism. Train your guns on whoever you like, but before that atleast understand the institutional framework, just jumping up and down doesn’t help. Migrant labour is a violation of Indian labour law, a state subject, and no journalists will even mention of that.

  183. What an utterly useless article. Print have reached deplorable depths of vague journalism. Train your guns on whoever you like, but before that atleast understand the institutional framework, just jumping up and down doesn’t help. Migrant labour is a violation of basic labour rights under Indian labour law, a state subject, and no journalists will even mention of that.

  184. This time our hon’ble prime minister was busy campaigning for elections along with his comrade.The PMO was caught unaware yet again in 2021 as they were in 2020.India’s success against Covid in 2020 was due to the immunity and the genetic structure of the Indian population though our prime minister was chest thumping it all the way.What he has not been been able to own he has sold yet I’m amazed by the faith that ‘Modi Bhakts’ still display towards this tyrannical leadership which twists and flouts rules and norms at the drop of a hat.Praise to ‘The Print’ for being able to criticize and talk hard while everyone else has transformed into ‘Godi Media’.Keep it going !!

    • Dear Sir, have u been wearing your mask and following covid protocol ? No way. Did Modi tell people to lower their guard. NO. Yet u blame him. Surprised u didnt blame hin for everything that ails the planet. And u get taken in by such bullshit articles like this.

    • Just wondering..where are all the MP’s who were campaigning during elections? Isn’t it there moral responsibility and duty to look after atleast the area they were chosen from? They are good for nothing other than spitting venom on others. Should n’t they be not be looking for medical requirements in their area? Just regretting to vote for such hypocrite party and politicians…a big shame…

    • Only BJP rallies ? How about other parties rallies? Were there elections in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana , AP (only 1-2 by polls in these states). What are the CMs of the states doing? Why were people going around with out masks, some idoits were not wearing even after repeated requests to wear masks.

  185. Why are elected CMs not accountable , why are those who politicised and bad moothed vaccine left out , why are mismanagement, over pricing , hospital fires etc not questioned, farmers rally totally left out , state administration failing to enforce simple thing like masks left out, – the author is slightly over imagining and looks biased

    • The vaccine does not belong to any political party. It has been developrd by scientists with money pumped in from our taxes.

  186. Andh bhakts to the rescue of their political masters to prove their loyalty. Their loyalty is basically their personal matter and nothing to do with facts. Till a couple of days PM was holding huge rallies with lakhs attending, many without mask and social distancing was set to toss. Now andh bhakts are saying PM is not responsible. How does this work

    • And what about TMC and other left parties were they doing virtual ralley .. didi broke her leg buy still did numerous rally but your dirty shity ass only blame modi… So basically who is andh bhakt or stupid hatter both seems to be you

  187. A humble request to the shameless Durbari Shekhar Coupta – please rename your portal to what it truly is – The Pimp…🤮🤮🤮
    Your sense of frustration, desolation is complete. Most who read your articles do so in their free time to vent out at you. With zero credibility, you may go on providing comfort to your masters, who I hope count upon your stories to assure them of a landslide victory in the next elections…😆😆

    • So true of a journalist who through his sixth sense saw a ” Coup ” where none existed . Hope the Pulitzer Prize of 2021 hasn’t been announced. This journalist surely deserves it !!!

  188. A bacteria made Indians political is modern Indian history is the new Cambridge theory.
    Any thing that could bring down Modi is welcome even if it is dream.

  189. Current oxygen crisis exposes india’s weakness in fight against corona virus. All are to be blame first negligence

    • Oxygen crisis is at metro cities ur heavens on earth there is no oxygen shortage at, over 600 districts

  190. In any case, Let us face it. Who wanted such huge election rallies. It is the politicians. They want power. Who cares. Who wanted Khumbh Mela. The 12th year, is 2020 not 2021. Elections – in State next year. So, what’s the harm. Rome will burn. So what difference it makes to our politicians. Thick skinned, no shame. Usurp states …Who do they care for. All take care …take it upon on each of us.

    • No body blaming ztabligi zamad shsheenbag, farmers agitatin which is continuinhtill today.
      But the leftwingers blame only Midi as they are intolerant

    • anyway response to article shows how hypnotized we are!! agree ppl are somewhat responsible , that doesn’t take away the impact of rallies, mismanagement of resources, and no intent to make it better than spending time in rallies.

  191. Highly biased content and opinion. You people blame Modi ji for evething. Can he alone battle and defeat Corona all by himself. Come on! Let’s fight together.

  192. Modi is responsible for Covid in India in 2020 by declaring late LOCK-DOWN on 24 March 2020 due to NAMASTE TRUMP, where as Whole World was declared LOCK-DOWN in February 2020…..Modi started spreading COVID in 2021 with Unprecedented ELECTION RALLIES across India by Modi- Matric, Amit Shah, Smrti Irani- Matric, Ajay Bisht…….

  193. How do you blame the gov alone and not the people? Gov , media channels are shouting for social distancing and mandating masks. How many in India even beleive there is something called corona virus? My moms domestic help says she doesn’t fear the virus. I took an auto rickshaw , he says there is nothing called corona and is made up and he didn’t even have a mask. I think people are irresponsible. Many times awareness was spread about spitting in public is prohibited atleast during these times. How many have stopped. When people are idiots, why blame only the gov?

  194. Is this Modi’s fault that we have all of sudden had such a grave pandemic wave in all parts of our country rest countrymen are of no fault. Donot mislead people just because u don’t like Modi. Behave like a responsible citizen and help people to come out from this distress.

  195. A hindu connects with Modi/BJP whereas the Congress is muslim represented ..they r always pro muslim and take anti hindu stand so the question of modi losing is a myth

  196. What a garbage…
    Sure this smells paid and so called cheap eye grabber

    Your story has good marketing but away from reality.
    In first wave, Modi implemented let lockdown and people from unorganised sector have faced endless troubles.
    Now, without lockdown, cases are spreading like wildfire.
    You will never report facts but need a scapegoat for all problems, and you always find one like Modi.
    Be responsible, be mindful

  197. Such sick electronic media.. Print wire quint sab ek.
    Socialists ke gaali se agar koi desh superpower hota toh ab tak india superpower hota. You guys should just stop writing nonsense

  198. Blame everything on Modi but anything good happens, it is no credit to him. What role have the opposition played in the whole pandemic except creating confusion like the doubts about the vaccine.
    This is the SOP of such people.

  199. Modi is rock solid. He might have learn a lesson. He will bounce back. I request him to declare emergency and purge kejiriwal and congress.

  200. Whenever there is a crisis the indian media and opposition blames the PM of the country. These people with big mouth will not do any other things like helping the, supporting the government. If the government take stern steps they criticize if the government won’t take hard steps they need to criticize more. Politics have hollowed the country. Media and the family of crooks are still busy politicizing. NOBODY CARES FOR THE PEOPLE AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE HELPING OTHERS.. THIS NATION IS DEAD AND ONLY POLITICS LIVE.
    THE MOTTO OF RICH FAMILY POLITICIANS..TO LIVE AND LET DIE…

  201. There has to be a national policy with specific guidelines as suggested by the medical experts on Covid to follow through down the time frame to prevent recurrence & morbidity to the States . Then request to work within that guidelines . Chief Ministers of States are not Virologists or even medical experts . Most of them are hardly educated & they have their own pital axe to grind , Covid or no Covid
    Under the circumstances there has to a specific guidelines to the states for to follow & implement throughout the year , as long as the potential threat of Covid persists.

  202. Good to learn that the pandemic can be used as weapon to defame democratically elected leaders. Note this well. We Indians stand by our decision. We are proud to have a leader like Modi. The generations in future will remember him and adore him as a MAN OF COURAGE AND DECISIVE POLICIES that shattered the narrative of media and journalists like you. We’ll come out of it more strongly. And YES lessons will be taught.

  203. When whole world war eyeing 2and wave………Modi ji wasted lot of time on west Bengal elections just like a normal leader;ignoring rest of the country and problems…….the oppertunity COVID-19 spread badly……..PM should be accountable

  204. No one can predict what will happen to Modi, when will the virus subside or who the people would hold accountable. One thing the article has surely established is the pathetic credentials of the author

  205. While Sekhar Gupta prides himself on giving voice to all sides and I think thatz a good virtue to have. But please have a relook or re-assess your quality control mechanism. Twitter trend –> Political price, simple maths will tell you twitter trends numebrs , once accounted for bots doesn’t count politically in India. Drawing parralel to British Raj –> The author must be having that Chinese liquor / vape that Sekhar refers to quite often in his CTCs

  206. What about Delhi, Kerela, Maharashtra about 80% cases are from these states.
    What about them. Oh that doesn’t suit your agenda.

  207. Yes Govt should act very early. When everyone knows second wave will come and it will be more lethal than 1st one. Govt has got enough time to improve the minimum infrastructure of health so that people can get oxygen and bed timely. Now Govt is acting but same thing would Govt act earlier, then current situation may not see by us. But Govt was very much engaged on election. This was the mistake. Hope, Govt will take some strong step to fight against this pandemic. Pray to almighty that India will come out from current situation as early as possible.

  208. No madam, Modi will not pay a price for his incompetence – ordinary Indians will pay the price. Not just now, with their lives, but also with their and their children’s futures when the economic costs of mismanagement will be apparent. Our economic growth is -23% while China is at +18% – China’s daily case is 35, ours is 3.5 lakh! Yet most of the BJP IT cell supporters don’t care for figures in black and white. Who are the real nationalists now – where is their “deshbhakti” when people in this country are dying, getting sick, getting poor day by day due to massive incompetence of great leader? All the comments in the section point to the fact that even now Indians haven’t learnt anything from their own history or history of any other nation.

  209. I don’t know whether the author is aware of ground realities. Author is writing based on perception and imagination. Spread is not due to mismanagement but due to indiscipline of the people. There are no elections in Maharashtra but has the highest number of cases. Who is responsible. Have you ever questioned any of the state governments. If not, why. Is it not the responsibility of each individual to take care of this pandemic. Do you need policing al the time. Each citizen of this country including you is responsible for this second wave. Learn to contribute towards social cause rather than writing such irrelevant cooked up imaginary stories.

    • Very well said…
      One can write with a bit of paper since as a democratic contry we have right to speak or write
      But really ever thought what is the real responsibility to be a part of this one of the biggest democratic country …..in a day what really I contributed this country …..how you have paid to keep eye on PM have ever kept ur internal on urs activities ……The day when each one of us will really do this introspection at that time no need of such dirty politics against our own country.

  210. Agree with most of the comments above….right said that the media is in bad state…..so are the journalists of print….. It was people’s negligence which bring again second wave….

  211. The Print trying very hard to spread hate against modi. Rascal mentality. Hope u will demolished asap

  212. First of all it is not ” a bacteria” it should be ” a bacterium” and modi is not himself responsible for the spread of the infection. It is the careless people who are wandering without any reason.

    • Nuances of grammer are of no use in such matters. As datum is hard to find, only data serves the purpose, so is the case with bacterium and bacteria. Moreover, bacteria are in bulk by nature, to separate a bacterium from the group is a lab work.

    • Nuances of grammer are of no use in such matters. It’s datum but only data serves the purpose, so is the case of bacterium and bacteria. Moreover, bacteria is in bulk by nature, to isolate a single bacterium from its group is a lab work.

    • Why so much rallies were organised …cricket matches in modi stadium …Grand election rallies who is responsible

    • Truly said
      When the PM Modi declared lock down last year everyone adhered to it unwillingly, as for some economy had lot of weightage.
      Now PM felt that Indians are mature enough to understand and this is the fate, do we understand how disturbing it is?

    • You are one of the many blind boats who walk talk and do everything with closed eyes and in deep slumber except when it will hit u due to no oxygen or a drug or a vaccine,,,,rest till u get your 15 lakhs in your account from modi

    • Why are hiding is wrong doings Blame for the rallies the. Kumbh Mela’s Wish could have consentrated at the crisis Being the Head of a nation

    • It’s high time that politicians leave the ground as far as this intelligent virus Covid-19 is concerned. Hand over the power to Disaster management and community medicine experts. This politicians who can hardly read or write are trying to tackle this dangerous virus. Please don’t jeopardize poor citizens life. Every body knows how far our politicians have knowledge in tackling this pandamic. This is the job of medical professionals please listen to them and follow. Be sensible and understand one thing no political party is going to help us. We must help each other. They are trying to consolidate their power and positions.

    • Beware this media as usual is trying to create anti india sentiments. Nothing connected with this infected media is going to do any good for india at any time. They are only the chamcha of the western society. Hence no credence need be given to this poisonous media

    • Instead of building new parliament and new pm house with an aggregate cost of 22000 crores, central government could have built hundreds of superspeciality hospital across the India. With rupees 150 crores you can build a decent 300 bedded hospital. With 22000 crores how many hospital would have been there? Today we Indians wouldn’t have been dying in the streets. New parliament building and pm house is necessity but luxury..For this we need far sighted leaders not thali banging magicians

    • Beware this media as usual is trying to create anti india sentiments. Nothing connected with this infected media is going to do any good for india at any time. They are only the chamcha of the western society. Hence no credence need be given to this poisonous media

  213. Mr. Modi is coated with teflon. There will be no imapct on him even though he is the biggest reason for the mismanagement in the policy making of the virus. It is like the jawan versus the kisan story. Both are important but Modi supporters think that the jawan is important and will forgive all mistakes made by the jawan in the name of valour, bravery and similar illogical thinking.

    • And what do you think of a Jawan braving snow frost, survive under inhospitable conditions, separated families and off course bullets? Put yourself only in one of the above and talk logic.
      You are the people who are not grateful to the Almighty even. Have fun and abuse Modi but it would not make him unpopular, despite his shortcomings.

  214. On the contrary it will strengthen Modi. He had left upon States to take care of Pandemic and they failed miserably. He will pull out India successfully, looking at his past his steel resolve, good governance etc. But he would have to take the command in his hand, even if he has to declare emergency.

    • MODI means Most Obstructive & Destructive Individual. 👹👹👹👻💀🙈🙉🙊🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏.

    • Emergency.!! Declare emergency.!!! How dare you utter that word . You are so allergic to that word and you want india to go through another emergency. Ha…ha..ha.

  215. Why do you feel that people will ask questions to Modi. Maximum number of cases in India are from Maharashtra (nearly 60%)., a non-BJP state. Despite huge inadequacies of health care infrastructure, the number of patients recovered in India is huge. People are responsible mfor this tragedy as despite the second wave many people are still moving with masks. It is clear that arm chair experts and liberals have really become enemies of the entire world . They are only spreading negative propaganda. Come to India and see how people are going out of the way to help others. People who are home quarantined are supplied everything by neighbors. You won’t write about it as it does not suit your propagana.

  216. Atleast congress is better then BJP…….it’s failure of Govt ….notable to predict the situation and failed to control disaster….increase business instead of build-up

    • It’s people who went berserk and went on the roads moving around freely without mask and not following any Covid norms who is to be blamed for the frontline workers not taking vaccination who is to be blamed for old people above 65 were not vaccinated out of their own fear why we blaming the government unnecessarily when we people are behaving so irresponsibly it’s so easy to blame than taking responsibility this is failure of irresponsible people and not the government. It has done its bit

  217. Has the Congress-Left-Church cabal commissioned this trash? Equating the Hon’ble PM Modi’s administration with the British Raj is just laughable.
    Who hired this Cambridge third-rater to pen this garbage?
    What’s next? Drawing a parallel between Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Rahul Gandhi?

    • It’s really unfortunate that when someone desperately tries to save the country , some people become hellbent to remove him/her from power just to feel a sense of control.

      Prime Minister Modi asked us a thousand times to cover our nose and mouths , stay home , but we Indians , like always never listened. We broke the rules , we never stayed at home , some people even started making up stuff like the vaccine is a conspiracy theory !

      Modi didn’t invest in this , didn’t invest in that. Did we play our part ? No we didn’t. Non BJP states like Maharashtra , Kerala , Bengal had a much higher number of covid cases than the BJP ruled states. Does anyone want to talk about that ? No.

      People wake up. The left , unfortunately , has one and only one goal , to ruin this country. To divide the true patriotic citizens of this great nation India. To make us hate our heritage , to shift the blame from the state governments , to shift the blame from the people , to the one who tried to help us rebellious idiots.

      Wake up , vote right. Jai Hind , Jai Bharat.

  218. Author like you look for opportunities to defaming Modi more then focusing on efforts being made to counter Covid. You can play your dirty game and politics even in the mid of the disaster. God bless you. By the way our scriptures says Yato Dharmo tato Jayah.. Means successs and victory comes to those who are on the side of DHARMA… and Modi is on the sise of Dharma… Irrelevant opinion makers like you can not make any difference. Just see next few surveys and you will realise it. Prejudiced and motivated media.

  219. So print is happy the country..is in crisis…criticise how much ever the country will come together and..pull out of this no amt of ur negativity will suceed

  220. Your opinion is highly biased and deplorable ; it clearly indicates that you are looking for all possible opportunities to defame and create malicious propaganda against PM Modi’s leadership. You think there is no better opportunity than the present second wave of COVID-19 virus spread to destabilize PM Modi ji. Then your opinion is the height of immaturity. I am no Bhakt of PM Modi ji. But I am sure that no one could have avoided second wave of present virus spread. India had a very short gap betwen first wave and second wave of the virus spread. In Hyderabad, where I live, I experienced very heavy rush of revellers near Inox multiplex on tank bund road on the first day when full lockdown was lifted. But most of revellers neither wore mask nor maintained safe distance, All precutionary measures went into a toss. That was the scenario in all states of our Indian subcontinet. Then why blame election rallies and Kumbhmela.
    Each one of us is responsible for not maintaining self discipline and causing intense and fast spread of virus . Public knew that very well. Public and industries are waiting for next round of guidance of Central and state governments.
    Such a huge scale of daily virus case load in India is unfortunate and was not anticipated. In a highly populated, developing and democratic country like India, no government could have made a suitable and advance disastrous management plan to handle present level of hospital admissions / Oxygen requirement and deaths.
    Just stop writing political essays with vengeance about present government.

    • Exactly sir, even I am from Hyderabad . Even in autos, travel time 50% are not following the norms what Modi ji will do. If he announce lockdown same Congress media will talk about migrate people. Same less people.

  221. The revenge has started, all the experts, Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, so on are going to have field day but remember you armchair intellectuals sitting in their cozy homes forgetting how their own advanced countries handled covid -19 .The Indian voter is wise he/she knows what is right so just hold your breadth dont celebrate yet.

  222. PM Modi may well pay a political price. But, it’s sad to see that the author, a Cambridge professor no less seeks to use ludicrous arguments like Twitter trends to argue what she seems very eager to happen. Twitter trends can be created by any political group, be it opposition or majority, and trends war has been going on for years. So, it’s really naive to argue your case based on Twitter trends and trolls.

  223. Always check the antecedents before you read the RHETORIC and FAKE PROPAGANDA.

    If a supporter of 26 Jan rioters and violent protestors disrupting progressive farm reforms based not on facts but religious and political ideology is dreaming that their wish comes true.

    Than the reader’s should know where this illogical expectations are coming from.

  224. Print has shown it’s class , it is a third rate news source started politics right on day two, let Covid come under control

    • U mean to say BJP’s political rallies, elections campaign is more important than the lives of our nation citizens, he only do jumlebaazi on national TV channels but don’t practice when thier own agendas and programmes comes…just show the list of achievement bjp did to control corona during the last one year or inthe last 6months…they are self centred and selfishness with criminals records and deadly dirty minds people who are least bothered of nation forget about common citizen of India…tet are the real traitors world accepted this fact, andh bhakt like u will suffer in the future sure….

      • Only bjp did ralies not Your Congress TMC…AIMM, AISF…. DMK COMMUNIST ETC…. Stop spreDibg one side propaganda…

      • Only BJP rallies ? How about other parties rallies? Were there elections in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana , AP (only 1-2 by polls in these states). What are the CMs of the states doing? Why were people going around with out masks, some idoits were not wearing even after repeated requests to wear masks.

    • Ok, so its third class just because you are Modi’s blind supporter, aren’t you? Bhakts have gone so mad and blind that they can’t see reality what’s happening around.

      • Hey Print, Please stop agendas and start reporting which really essentials for our people. Instead of Allegations and blaming Modi if you have any other work. Please do report real things. We all knew what he is doing or not. So stop and please work for people. Here people are harassed, Deepressed and dead. So stop negativity and show some positive things.

  225. Modi the megalomaniac has learnt the art of decieving people in the name of nationalism. He is good at winning elections through all possible means bereft of morality.As the saying goes “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time”.wiating for this day to happen as early as possible to save the nation and humanity.

      • I am surprised at the backlash coming from people on this article. I don’t agree to all the things mentioned in it but I guess the travesty is that we as a society has become so intolerant and violent that we just can’t bear anyone criticizing us or our leaders.

        That itself shows that modi and BJP is wrong and not good for Democratic India

    • Maximum of the comments on the article are enough proof that the author is sponsored by the opposition camp. If Namo wasn’t in the power then probably the death counts would have been 1000,times what it’s today n Chinese would have taken over both Laddakh n our economy. Shame on the author for writing this stuff for a person whose mother still travels by an auto n doesn’t enjoy any privilege even his son is the leader of world’s largest democracy. Better u resign from print media

    • Desperate measures to make a read. Nevertheless a nice analogy. But one thing you might be forgetting is that such opinions coming from you and being written on the Print is equivalent to destroying the anti -bjp wave because your rhetoric is already not well respected. so start finding different avenues to bring out a powerful opinio

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