7th October 2013
Rajesh Jain is surely not obfuscating the truth? I request him to comment.
I chanced upon this post today.
I know Rajesh Jain (of the famous Emergic blog) for a long time now, and although we haven't corresponded much for a while, we have broadly similar views on economic policy.
Atanu Dey, who works with Rajesh, is largely classical liberal, and I have kept up closer relations with him (he also provides a few positive comments on some FTI work from time to time).
I do not wish to judge anything relating to my friends without first giving an opportunity to them to comment.
I know Rajesh Jain has been a key promoter of Friends of BJP for many years, and I know Atanu strongly supports Modi.
However, I'm not sure whether any of them have adequately researched Modi – in the manner I've tried to do over the past few weeks.
But it is not just Rajesh Jain who is being cited in the above article. Niti Central is also cited. This website seems to be hosted by the same team. [Click for larger image]
I have considerable praise for Niti Central's work, as well.
These people form an IT/economics team that supports Modi. I have no problems with the economics side of their work, but I must point out to Rajesh Jain that JUSTICE is the first requirement of civilised/free society. And both these have been badly damaged by Modi. I invite them to read my recent thoughts here.
I now have an interesting situation. The following people – whose judgement I otherwise broadly agree with – are taking the side of Modi:
- Swami Ramdev
- Justice Tewatia
- Madhu Kishwar
- Rajesh Jain
- Atanu Dey
To address this difference of opinion among people who otherwise agree on most things – I invite them to carefully review my compilation and point out any error in my analysis. If they can't find any error, then I'd urge them to change their position – given the OVERWHELMING evidence of Modi's direct destruction of the justice system in Gujarat.
I'd also urge Rajesh to comment on the article cited above.
I apologise that in an initial version of this post I included Nitin Pai's name. For some vague reason I thought that Nitin was associated with Niti Central. I was ENTIRELY wrong. Sorry, Nitin.
Niti Central is Shashi Shekhar's idea. In a sense, the same message I have for those cited above applies to Shashi. I have known him for many years and we agree on economic matters, but I hope he is also paying attention to the issue of justice and good governance.