Indian Election System 2019 

June 19, 2019

Indian Election System 2019 

Padmini Arhant

Indian democracy is permanently incapacitated along with the election commission in 2019 election.

Anything under false premise sooner than later dissipate and collapse.

Indian election with bribes, black money and voting machine mismanagement as well as manipulation confirms corruption and incorrigible political system beyond salvation.

The status is unsustainable and inevitably succumb to fraudulence and termination.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter

India – Ordinary People vs Corrupt Political Regimes

April 24, 2019

India – Ordinary People vs Corrupt Political Regimes – Part 2 

Padmini Arhant 

The outgoing PM Narendra Modi self-reference as chaiwala (tea server) and chowkidar (watchman) for political mileage unfairly target the labor force classified under informal economic sector.

PM Narendra Modi constant use and abuse of anyone and anything from Indian defense force to chaiwala and chowkidars – incidentally the worst affected members in PM Narendra Modi’s disastrous economic policies like demonetization, GST and turning a blind eye to service men requests for one rank one pension meaning fairness across the spectrum deserves electorate attention towards PM Narendra Modi’s repeat violation of election rules barring such election pitch.

The real chaiwalas, chowkidars and defense personnel message through electoral mandate defeating relevant rhetoric and candidacy – in this instance incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Gujarat or wherever is critical to end politics exploitation of people and their occupation to personal advantage and electoral gains.

PM Narendra Modi never shying away from claiming credit in anything and everything is the norm depriving actual contributors and anyone tirelessly and selflessly involved in challenging tasks of dealing with international affairs and crises that has promoted India’s image and status in global domain.

PM Narendra Modi’s narrative asserting such boost to India arising from PM’s umpteen foreign visits at ex-chequer’s i.e. ordinary taxpayers expense combined with the PM’s signature bear hugs is a lofty self-adulation.

PM Narendra Modi’s overseas trips failure to yield economic dividends in terms of foreign investments stimulating dormant job growth in India except favoring the former’s friend ally and campaign donor Anil Ambani and the latter’s sinking ship revealed in controversial Rafale scandal is a self-embarrassment than personal pride.

The writing on the wall states otherwise. The foreign investments and economic trade relations normally expected to enhance domestic employment and business opportunity through exports and manufacturing have declined in the past five years under PM Narendra Modi’s economic mismanagement.

PM Narendra Modi’s assessment of his foreign travel elevating India’s contemporary stature is misinterpretation.

When taking travel and tourism into account since PM’s overseas trips fit into that profile, the NRI’s and Indian nationals’ travel to various destinations of their choice representing their country of origin cannot be excluded in this category of making India’s presence in international domain.

In fact Indian tourists would make up for greater impact than PM Narendra Modi’s aggregate trips abroad.

PM Narendra Modi is required to sense and recognize the world that exists beside and beyond himself elected to serve limited term in office in the designated post.

PM Narendra Modi’s performance unfortunately falling well below voters expectations and default on promises made in 2014 resonate more among disillusioned electorate than the prime minister’s frequent offshore vacations.

The gunghroo and payal (anklet) barb reflects on the source angst and lack of substance viz. the life jacket to stay afloat in the midstream electoral process.

Politics reliance on deflection from core issues is fait accompli.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant 

Author & Presenter 









India – Transparency Battle

April 14, 2019


Nationalism promoted through Hindutva idelogy misleading the nation to the point of no return endanger democracy.

Young impressionable minds are indoctrinated sowing the seeds of hatred, violence and discord within and across the country.

The alarming jingoism premised in fundamentalism is a serious threat to national unity and sovereignty. Indian electorate coming together in restoring democracy, individual rights of all citizens barring prejudice, gender and social inequality with focus on economic opportunity and progress for all citizens especially those denied prospects, peace and bright future is the need of the hour.

India – Transparency Battle 

Padmini Arhant

What the vulnerable, impressionable and gullible electorate need to recognize is the hyenas (given the intense predator instincts compared to wolves) in sheep’s clothing. These voters as main targets in election for political parties especially the major ones premised on ends justifying the means are exploited to maximum. 

The political parties riding on media might not only the mainstream but also those poised as the so-called independent and investigative channels are partisan partners in this sham to advance devious agenda denying the desperate population their due rights and opportunity to development.

Under the guise of reporting, these scammers are shamefully deceiving them and captive audience through nuances and insinuations delivering the message from those whom they actually represent i.e. the political machinery in different configuration much to their own peril. 

As for the political establishment representing the national groups such as RSS led BJP and Dynasty Congress severely lacking in substance and integrity to debate on their failures and provide rescue strategy to alleviate misery and agony among overwhelming majority are hopelessly dependent on deception and communal divide.

The national political parties through paid media channels and social media employees conspicuously invested in falsehood and propaganda sparing none from Lord Ram to Bharat Mata ki Jai cliche and Indian defense force actions following Pulwama attack to name a few typically engaged in scoring political points without realizing the dubious stunts unveiling their real image in spotlight.

In terms of actual issues – the political parties repetitive stance evading challenges on practicality is evident in concerted efforts to deflect public attention. 

Notwithstanding the immediate refute on irrefutable facts brazenly handled through public relations contingency appearing on various media networks to combat any credible arguments on dysfunctional governance and leadership responsible for dire consequences ranging from demonetization, erratically implemented GST, to intelligence lapse and gross negligence that tantamount to dereliction of duty facilitating fatal attack on 44 national defense force personnel are merely the tip of the iceberg in the complete meltdown affecting significant population nationwide.

The leaderships ignoring the basic courtesy and humility speaks volume on their nature towards people and the nation they are elected to serve returning to campaign trail seeking election and re-election regardless of defunct trajectory.

In this context, the possibility on incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologizing to Indian electorate in many respects is analogous to moonwalking on earth. The demonetization debacle and false promise on crediting 15 lakhs rupees i.e. 1.5 million rupees in every citizens bank account and creating 2 crores or 20 million jobs in the economic sector, none of that delivered remains the bone of contention among disillusioned voters expected to be swept off their feet with PM’s costume and makeover doubled down with war rhetoric and pseudo bravado against PM Narendra Modi’s ally, host and well wisher Pakistan authority. 

It is never too late for those involved or implicated on matter with adverse ramifications on victims in politically motivated decisions to apologize and be remorseful.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology to India on demonetization and further back in his political career – the communal violence, murders and obstruction of justice related to Godhra riots in Gujarat would define the individual character or the lack thereof in building trust on the leadership.

Similarly, on the other side the Congress Party under Sonia Gandhi leadership having assumed power subsequent to her spouse and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who was then the head of the government during ethnic cleansing of Sikhs and later Sonia Gandhi joining forces with Sri Lanka’s former President and Commander-in-Chief Mahinda Rajapaksa in genocide of Tamils in Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka merit apology directly from the decision makers resigned to unapologetic status as their prerogative in politics.

In Tamilnadu, the celebrity Kamal Haasan’s fringe political party designed and funded to split vote base favoring the national  player RSS’s BJP considering both entities’ commonality on anti-muslim and upper caste syndrome with the actor performing to the script sporting Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s mustache is classic cinematic infusion in politics in sheer violation of election rules to refrain from using, posing and suggesting defense force endorsement to sway votes in the otherwise anti-BJP state.

Perhaps the script missing on the important Hindi idiom – mustache and truth cannot be hidden forever. 

Last but not the least, the uphill battle on transparency with no immediate effective measures or willingness from the relevant authorities i.e. Supreme Court of India and the Election Commission allowing political parties in particular not barring communication outlets masqueraded as independent journalism continue business as usual without any information on donors and stake holders behind the scene.

As a result, the so-called free and fair election with enormous black money, counterfeit notes and anonymous electoral bonds protecting donors identity raise questions on the validity of process in the world’s largest polls.

The remedy to contagious problem differed until post election in itself is a jeopardy in a democratic system.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter









India – Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

April 9, 2019

India – Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Padmini Arhant

Attention : Indian electorate nationwide.

The voters in Hindi heartland, northern, northeast, eastern, western and central India in particular positioned to vote for your choice of political party and leadership, you need to arrive at an informed decision when you are trusting your destiny and future in the hands of those who may not be the most reliable and even qualified to serve you and resolve the burgeoning issues concerning you and the nation at large.

Every Indian must do all that is required to acquaint oneself about political candidates promising moon and stars while their focus remains on one and only one thing and that is personal ambition to gain or retain power.

How did Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP party Supremo Amit Shah maneuver their way to helm in politics?

Definitely not by trekking the slippery slope instead the one leaving no money trail or witnesses to their crimes abusing power against people granting them authority.

This video is about Prime Minister Narendra Modi flunking polygraph test on self and issues discussed during the rare and selective channel interview as Prime Minister responsible for soaring unemployment, demonetization, GST, farmers distress, women’s status though should have touched base on PM Narendra Modi’s spouse abandoned since marriage, national security and more.

The following video is on Godhra Violence in Gujarat in 2002 when Narendra Modi was newly elected Chief Minister of the western state in India in 2001.  Subsequent to assuming office, the terrible and tragic communal violence resulting in hundreds of innocent Muslims and Hindus loss of lives expose then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, both representing BJP behind obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence and murder of key witnesses, Senior police officer investigating the crime including the judge presiding the trial at that time.

The latest testimony and revelations on this dark episode of India’s political history and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tainted political career clearly involving then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the incumbent seeking re-election to second term in office lasting five years along with his colleague, confidante and BJP party chief Amit Shah (no stranger to corruption and criminality) deserves unbiased fair hearing and thorough investigation delivering justice to the deceased and many victims in politics instigated bloodshed.

The election commission’s attention and intervention in this matter would confirm constitutionally established institution’s autonomy and ethical efficacy to function independently protecting electoral integrity and accountability in the world’s largest democracy.

In the current election, the electorate preparing to cast their ballot beginning April 11 until May 22nd 2019, to elect government representing them and the nation of 130 crores or 1.3 billion population, the political members’ individual profile and activities of those in power during their term in office highlighting character and performance or the lack thereof should have bearing on voters decision prior to electing them as not only their representative but also to lead the nation as honorable, credible, respectable and trustworthy leader in the national and international domain.

Unfortunately, the regimes in power routinely subvert constitution, democracy and electoral mandate to benefit them and those funding their election campaign. When candidates vying for office of Prime Minster and other crucial ministerial posts are implicated of various corruption and criminal charges not barring complicity in communal violence and murder of innocent citizens as well as derailing judicial process, then the nation has responsibility to pause and engage in bringing these entities to justice rather than elevating them with coveted title such as Prime Minister or cabinet minister, political party chieftain and so on. 

When critical information surface directly involving those running for re-election as Prime Minister or debutant for that matter, then institutions such as judiciary and election commission are subject to litmus test by the nation in conducting hearing, inquiry and application of laws exempting none above law regardless of their political background.

The election flooded with black money and cash used to buy vulnerable voters by political parties especially the ones floating on slush funds to afford extravagant political campaign, 

Is the Election Commission of India independent to investigate and intercept illegal transactions in the absence of transparency on campaign financing and funding source?

Thus far, the election commission of India and other institutions’ inactions suggest they are hamstrung by political power misusing authority despite contemporary designation as caretaker government.

Indian electorate awareness and participation raising questions in all these fronts is absolutely important to save democracy.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter