Is Modi responsible for Gujarat's growth?
The first major delusion re Modi is that he has single handendly put the economy of Gujarat on the path of growth and development. Modi's fans don't get tired of telling everyone, that he is solely responsible for Gujarat's high economic growth rate. Is it true? Is this possible? For those who understand the true nature of the state and who are having a knowledge of sound economic laws, the answer is easy, a clear cut no. And for those who don't understand the true nature of state and economic laws, I have to draw their attention to Bastiat's famous 'Broken Window Fallacy'. Broken window fallacy (see video below) is a logical method of analyzing any governmental action.
People need to understand, that whatever work government is doing on the one hand is done by taking money forcefully from the productive sector of the society on the other hand e.g., when Narendra Modi government builds a road, this road is financed by Gujarat tax payers. Without tax payers' productive work this road will never come into existence. That means, Narendra Modi is not building this road; tax payers of Gujarat are building it. People very easily forget, that society comes first and then only comes the government. Government exists because of society and its productive people and not otherwise. Without the work of productive tax payers, governments won't be able to do anything. But without the government, productive people will not only survive, but, in fact, thrive. And we also need to remember, that whatever works government is doing is all political in nature. There is no market test of profit and loss to evaluate the efficiency and desirability of such works. Politicians love power, and all their works are directed only in the direction of gaining more power. They use these phony works to purchase voters for their elections. All the special interest groups - big corporations and other government cronies - determine what kind of work government officials are going to carry out. Anyone familiar with the 'Public Choice Theory' knows this fact. The most important fact that these works were not carried out by the private market itself suggests that they were not demanded by the market participants.
Not only Narendra Modi didn't carry out any of these works on his own, he, in fact, diverted precious scarce resources from the productive sector of the economy towards the unproductive parasitic consumption sector. The unseen effect of Modi's so-called growth drive is those projects which private entrepreneurs could not accomplish because their profits were forcefully taken away from them via taxation by the Modi government. In the absence of this taxation, entrepreneurs would've surely used these resources to fulfil the most urgent needs of their consumers in the best possible way of producing highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. But they couldn't fulfill these consumer wants just because Modi robbed them of their profits. When I talk about entrepreneurs here, I am talking about honest entrepreneurs only, and not those fascist corporatists like Adani, Reliance, Tata etc., who are enriching themselves by working in cahoots with Modi government. They are not real capitalists. They are fascist robbers who are looting Gujarati public, especially small farmers. What Modi is doing in Gujarat is nothing but stealing farmers' land and giving it to his crony corporatist friends at absolutely discounted prices. This is not growth. This is not development. Some urban dwellers are benefiting because of this robbery, and they are the major cheerleaders of Narendra Modi. Modi is a shameless liar e.g., his claim that his government is providing 24 hr electricity supply is totally bogus. I live in the financial capital of Gujarat, Surat, and here itself there are frequent power cuts every week!
What is more important to understand is, that Gujarat's growth is possible because Gujarati people themselves are very hard working since ages. Gujarat is a prosperous state since ages. The entrepreneurial populace of Gujarat is world famous. The business acumen of Gujarati people is known everywhere. Gujarat is prosperous because of its hardworking entrepreneurial populace. To think that some fanatic guy like Modi is responsible for Gujarat's growth is showing a disrespect to the hardworking productive populace of this state. It is undermining the importance of productive members of this society. It is a supreme folly. A madness of crowd who believes in such fairy tales.
In fact, what is true is that Modi has put Gujarat under a heavy burden of debt in the name of his growth policies and extravagant expenditures (see this, and this). He recently said, that I have repaid mother Gujarat's debt and now I am ready to repay mother India's debt. It will be more appropriate to say, that he has put mother Gujarat under heavy debt, and now he is aspiring to put mother India also under a burden of heavy debt. Watch out, mother India!!!
What kind of development is taking place in Gujarat under Modi government?
I already alluded to this issue above. Narendra Modi is a fascist dictatorial chief minister and whatever growth and development people are talking about is nothing but enriching his corporate buddies at the cost of common man, especially poor farmers (see this, this, this, this, this, and this). I am sure people know about the recent CAG report which implicates Modi's favors for his criminal fascist pals like Adani, Reliance, Essar, L&T etc. (see the CAG report here, here, here, and here. Also see, this, this and this).
Modi cult will be exposed if he becomes PM of India
Notwithstanding the fact that no Narendra Modi is responsible for Gujarat's growth, I wish he becomes PM of India just so as to break the delusion of people re his charismatic powers. Once on the national stage, this fascist dictator's real colors will be in front of everyone, and that will spell a doom for his cultist figure. Modi is a mad leader and I won't get surprised if on the first day of his inauguration itself he declares a war on Pakistan or China! It will be very comic to see him deal with national political morons like Lalu Yadav, Mamta Banerjee, Mulayam Singh, Nitish Kumar, Jay Lalita, Benni Prasad etc., etc. To handle 20-30 different parties won't be easy for him because he is ruling like a king in Gujarat, and so is not habituated to any kind of opposition. I wonder he will turn out to be even a good politician on the national stage!
As Charles Mackay said in his book, such delusions are seen in every age and at every place. What we are witnessing on the Indian political scene right now is just another example of that popular delusion and madness of crowd. I am quite sure, that when Modi bubble will burst in future, people will find another Modi for themselves instead of learning the supreme fact, that no one person can rule over their life and make it better. Government is a parasite and it can only suck productive society's blood. It can never do any productive work. To expect that some guy will come and save peoples' lives is a height of (false) human expectations.
As long as individuals don't assume responsibility of their own lives, their situation won't improve for better.