I see a lot of people both defending and attacking him. But why?

After spending the 19th & 20th centuries blazing through fossil fuels & degrading the environment during their era of industrialization, the West lost the locus standi to give sermons on protecting the environment.
The West is where it's today because of those 200 years of unchecked & unapologetic industrialization. It's our time now & we don't owe anyone an explanation.

Despite having no moral obligation, we're still doing FAR more than any developing nation in terms of achieving our SDGs
We are far ahead of our own targets under the Paris Accord.

Share of non-fossil fuels in power generation:
2030 target: 40%
2020 status: 38%

Reduction in carbon footprint:
2030 target: 33-35%
Est figure: 45%

Bonus: Cheapest solar energy in the world

North Americans & Europeans lecturing Asia & Africa on polluting the environment is a perfect case of the pot calling the kettle black.

As long as it's coming from their quarters, any criticism and pressure should be seen as a tool to deter us from achieving our true potential.

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The Govt's Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme has been indiscriminately underappreciated & uncovered by both media & the party itself.

Here's why it's the biggest boost yet to both Make in India & Atmanirbhar Bharat, and adds momentum to the Boycott China movement:

Under the PLI scheme, manufacturers of mobile phones & electronic equipment in India get a 4-6% incentive on their annual revenues if they meet certain targets.

This comes at a time when companies are leaving China, disillusioned by the CCP & seeking greener pastures.

The scheme is available to companies that manufacture mobile phones worth ₹15,000+, with different targets for global & domestic handset makers.

In case of global handset makers, the companies must achieve manufacturing revenue of more than ₹10,000 Cr in the base year.

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People out here think putting a bindi and a nose ring is going to win over Hindu hearts. Indian commies have been doing that since time immemorial.

Even if she joins BJP, never forget the mockery and insult that came our way from her quarters.
Also, simply switching sides to ride the populist wave and doing the most pragmatic thing for your potential career in politics isn't a "change of hearts".

She's going to have try harder than that to win over people's trust. But then again, she's a film celebrity 🤷‍♂️

Each time an outsider joins in a lateral entry, a hard-working karyakarta is betrayed.

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Things many may not know:

~There is now proof of 🇵🇰 fighting Armenia on behalf of Azerbaijan on the frontlines

~🇵🇰is the ONLY country in the world that does not recognise Armenia's sovereignty

~🇵🇰is risking serious sanctions for engaging in a war without official communication
But to be fair, Pakistan didn't have much choice.

They either risk international backlash by entering a war far from its borders, or they risk alienating their new-found alliance of losers by refusing to deploy in Nagorno-Karabagh.

Lose-lose situation.

Pakistan's capabilities are a world-renowned joke.

Pakistan’s ex Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has been tasked with fighting the Yemeni Houthis on behalf of Saudi, and it has been an embarrassment for both Pakistan and Saudi to say the least 😂

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Some of the great "humanitarian work" done by Amnesty India

1)Supported CPIM's calls for scrapping AFSPA, Sedition, Death Penalty and the NSA
2) Opposed death penalty for Nirbhaya's rapists.

This is not an argument for/against death penalty. These guys were beyond reform & rehabilitation, and would only be a burden on society if let free, and a burden on the taxpayer if imprisoned for life.

3) Opposed India's right to regulate its own borders and deport illegal immigrants, especially those who have been kicked out of their own country for taking up arms against Myanmar and trying to carve out their own State in Rakhine.

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Not really, that's a simplified way of putting it. He wants to carve out a sphere of influence in regions that him & the majority of Turks feel were "stolen" from them after WW1.

Basically assert Turkey as the dominant power in the Mediterranean crescent from Greece to Libya.
He's been going after potential "threats" like the Kurds & trying to establish friendly regimes in the MENA.

Not many know that Turkey's intervention in Syria wasn't the first move by Erdogan in this direction. The first was a regime change coup in Egypt that eventually failed.
The Muslim Brotherhood, under the guidance of Erdogan's AKP and inspired by their rampant success in Turkey, started growing their influence in Egypt.

After the 2011 revolution, the group was legalised. A year later, it came to power with Mohamed Morsi as President.
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Just in: @Pres_Artsakh has confirmed that Turkish F-16s have been used in the attacks on Artsakh.

This is direct involvement that makes Turkey an ACTIVE BELLIGERENT in the war, and is likely a violation of the terms of agreement that US had set on the sale of the F-16s.
Azerbaijan doesn't have F-16s of its own and Turkey isn't allowed to sub-lease them either, which rules out the possibility of the jets being used by the Azeri air force.

Unless the Turkish Parliament declares a state of war within the next 48 hrs, this is a potential war crime.
I've said this before, I'll say it again:

Turkey's hyper jingoist foreign policy is the perfect case study of everything NOT to do as a regional power that seeks to carve out spheres of influence.

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