With the Modi government completing four years in power, various entities like the media, politically aware citizens, politicians and opinionated individuals have looked back upon the performance of the Narendra Modi led central government.
In some ways, the government has already got a vote of confidence from the populace, with Times group’s survey finding 71% of the respondents willing to vote for PM Modi again if general elections were to be held now, and 73.3% of the respondents stating that 2019 will again see a Modi led government.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi too decided to jump into the 4-year anniversary fray, and put out a tweet rating the Modi government’s performance:
4 Yr. Report Card
Foreign Policy: F
Fuel Prices: F
Job Creation: F
Slogan Creation: A+
Self Promotion: A+
Master communicator; struggles with complex issues; short attention span.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 26, 2018
Rahul via his tweet gave an F rating to the Modi government for its performance in sectors like agriculture, foreign policy, and proceeded to launch a sly attack on the PM. This episode though didn’t go according to plan for the Congress as Twitter users noticed the rating exercise and in turn decided to rate Rahul and his party.
Some reminded the dismal rating his party has managed in the recent assembly elections:
Rahul ji’s Electoral Report Card
2012 UP Elections: F
2013 State Elections: F
2014 Loksabha: F
2015 Delhi: F
2016 Elections: F
2017 UP Elections: F
2017 Gujarat: F
2018 Karnataka: C grade by adding JD(S) marks https://t.co/cNZOTbstUL
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) May 26, 2018
Report card of Rahul Gandhi as Congress President n VP!
UP Elections Lost
Remarks: So many losses still holding Party Prez chair. Suffers w/ personality issues. Thinks India n Congress r his family property! https://t.co/DVL9WWkur4
— Smita Nayak (@smna17) May 26, 2018
Thank u for highlighting Report card of congress for 2010-14
Now Same congress card from 2014-18
Patidar card – F
Dalit card- F
Presstitutes card- F
Pak meeting- F
China meeting – F
Arab meeting – F
Nani house meet- F
C grade actors appointment – F
Candle march- F https://t.co/9ZEY5r9Lhm
— Squint Neon (@squintneon) May 26, 2018
One gave a holistic rating of Congress’ performance since independence:
60 Yr. Report Card
. Garibi Hatao is still a political slogan
. Defence industrial complex still taking baby steps
. Avg inflation was highest during UPA2.
. Dal was र.200/kg
Remark: Super rich dynasty. Not interested in politics. Wants to enjoy life and wealth outside India. https://t.co/4QPC7aOzwW
— Āsurā (@iAsura_) May 26, 2018
One user gave an interesting spin to Rahul’s argument:
F = Full marks https://t.co/xw7DjAncAQ
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) May 26, 2018
Following this, it remains to be seen whether Rahul would come up with another such rating for the opposition in the Lok Sabha or what’s left of it.