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The rise and rise of tomorrow’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Anish, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. Anish

    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    No politician in independent India has been demonised in such a relentless, Goebbelsian manner as Narendra Modi, and no politician has withstood it with as much resilience and courage as him, notwithstanding the entire Central government, influential sections of the media machinery and civil society arraigned against him.

    His dark patch started with the unfortunate Godhra train massacre and the ensuing communal riots in Gujarat in 2002, where several innocent people lost their lives. A train carrying non-violent harmless karsewaks were set on fire and nearly 60 persons were burnt to death. Understandably, but regrettably, this provoked retaliation and mayhem resulting in many innocent members of the minority community losing their lives and suffering other indignities. It is equally true that the desire for revenge did paralyse the will of some law enforcement agencies, including some prosecutors and judges. Serious steps had to be taken to restore the confidence of the victims of revenge in the legal and judicial system of the state.

    Today, vast sections of civil society see in Narendra Modi the next Prime Minister of India. I hope he will plant more visible footprints on the international seashore. He has to speak of peace and a durable solution to the Kashmir problem with the rulers of Pakistan.
    The most diabolical role was played by the Congress government at the Centre. A bogus commission was appointed to whitewash the Godhra tragedy to establish that the attack on the train was not the result of a conspiracy of some evil minded Muslims, but an accidental stove fire. This serious crime by the Congress government was fully exposed when a Special Investigation Team appointed by the Supreme Court made their own independent investigation and reiterated that the burning of the pilgrims was a concerted plan by those who must have known that it will inevitably lead to retaliation and atrocities against the minorities, a finding fortified by recent court judgments. Their evil calculations proved to be right. Obviously, the planners wanted India to get a bad name, its national unity and integrity shaken and its defence against scheming neighbours enfeebled.

    The unfortunate riots were followed by the state elections, the results of which made the psephologists run for cover. One is reminded of a story, which may well be apocryphal, but is fairly apposite and bears repetition. The Viceroy of India, Lord Linlithgow, wanted to hold an open air reception in Simla and sought, and received, the assurance of the weather bureau that there wouldn't be any showers on that day. But while strolling on the mall, he encountered a farmer and his donkey. Proletarian as he pretended to be, he struck up a conversation with him and made the same enquiry. The farmer looked at his donkey and said, "Whenever my mate's ears shake the way they are doing now, it just pours." The Viceroy made light of the donkey signal, but his evening party was a big fiasco. In anger, he had the weather station removed to faraway Pune as punishment. I hope the media will never again mess with Narendra Modi or Gujarat elections. Modi won a landslide victory, which even he and his followers could not have imagined or hoped for. I congratulated him for his brilliant victory, but I sincerely advised him that he should wear a look of absolute humility; he should publicly own that something had seriously gone wrong and that he should loudly proclaim that India could never go forward and retain its independence and sovereignty unless Hindus and Muslims were locked in an embrace of love and mutual understanding. He must declare his firm resolve to bring back to the minorities a feeling of absolute security and an assurance of every kind of protection by the powers of the state. Modi thought out and reasoned his strategy and since then his stature has risen manifold to heights rarely attained before.

    Today, vast sections of civil society see in him the next Prime Minister of India. I hope he will plant more visible footprints on the international seashore. He has to speak of peace and a durable solution to the Kashmir problem with the rulers of Pakistan. He must project himself as a great democratic leader of the world and a fighter for human rights and justice the world over. On the domestic front, I am proud to see him winning Muslim hearts by presenting to them the real Hindutva, which even the Supreme Court had to acknowledge and admire. Let not the real Hindutva be confused with its counterfeit version, which unfortunately gains currency during the course of electoral battles.


    he policies and conduct of Narendra Modi may be compared with those of the late Rajiv Gandhi. The sad assassination of his mother led to what may accurately be described as a virtual genocide of the Sikhs. Armed bands of hooligans and murderers went around the streets and colonies of Delhi in search of innocent Sikhs, sought them out and slaughtered them mercilessly. We saw some Sikhs being burnt alive on public roads while crowds watched the heartrending scenes. Even the then Sikh President could not move a finger to help the unfortunate followers of Guru Nanak. I cannot forget those shameful days even now. All that the new Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had to say was a defiant, "When a big tree falls the earth must shake". Never did the Congress leadership apologise for the atrocities and the murders. It is the greatness of the Sikh community that they have forgiven the Congress.

    In a corruption ridden country where the chief source of corruption is the Congress and its leaders, Narendra Modi shines for his impeccable integrity. He has focused his entire energy on building in Gujarat an able administration and good governance. He has achieved phenomenal development and economic growth, and at the same time bolstered social inclusiveness. Through these he has worked hard to regain the confidence of the minorities, even as the relentless and pervasive hate campaign against him has continued unabated in the electronic media, among the fashionable intellectuals and civil society activists, who have become the media sweethearts.

    The rise and rise of tomorrow
     
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    satz Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I Personally prefer Nitish than Modi. He has done far better things to Bihar in short time compare to Gujarat as it was a industrialist state from very beginning.

    More over i have heard that Modi's style of running Govt is similar to Dictatorship which i think wont work well in democracy. Since its a matter of country and not a particular state.

    Expecting Other fellow members view on this.
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Gujarat was an under-developed state like madhya pradesh but with little law&order problems bihar on the other hand was being shifted to the medieval ages by Lalu Yadav.
    Modi took Gujarat from zero to well the hero state of today.
    Nitish took a failed state and made it a reasonable state but on steroids from the centre still.

    Dictatorship? The congress is doing that not modi
     
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    Dictatorial Modi? More that Mamata? Or Mulayam or Lalu?

    Anyone critical of Mamata is slapped into prison. How many of Modi's critics are languishing in jail?

    Dictator Modi imposed a certain discipline, new innovations, new models of developement. Now state after state is trying thye Gujarat model of electricity distribution. But it requires vision, investment and technology upgrades.

    Nitish is also dictatorial. Plus he thinks in terms of castes, Modi does not. Nitish is worried about muslim anger, Modi is not.

    How many leaders have the guts to declare: I have not worked majority, nor shall I. I do not work for minorities, nor shall I.
     
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    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Muslims protesting over a film have rioted in state after state. BUT Gujarat has remained peaceful.
     
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    Most of Bangladeshi muslims have settled in west bengal and bihar and assam.
    Bihar has seen an exponential rise in muslim population.
    If somebody had the guts to throw them out or enforce family planning on these 4-wife-bangers then bihar would be more developed then it is now.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Do you guys know which other party other than congress protested the removal of BD muslims from India?

    TMC & Mamta. She has refused to throw out BD muslims as they are her vote bank.
     
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    India soon to be a Islamic Republic by demographic changes.
     
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    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    BJP had five full years to throw them out too....and they did nothing...
     
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    Include Leftists, Mulayam, Paswan, Lalu too.

    It happened repeatedly that that whenever other states tried to deport BDs, the party was apprehended by WB police, courts gave bails immidiately and BD muslims vanished, never to be found again.
     
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    Cong is so apprehensive of Modi that first it tried to implicate him in IPL scandal. Now it is trying to implicate him in coalgate.
     
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    In Assam, You can get voters ID in 300 rs....!!! bloody congress...!!! Thy are changing demography of north east india to remain in power..!!! To allow BD's, because thy give votes to them...!!
     
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    They did. Home Minister Advani made CPM start process to throw them out of Murshidabad which has now become muslim majority and recently a hindu was beheaded on a public train. When Jamaat-e- khangress came into power it encouraged bangladeshi infiltration as President Pranab when he was in parliament was elected from murshidabad
     
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    Everybody is forgetting Sonia. Congress and UPA may need her to ensure victory and stabilize the nation. After all these years in Lok Sabha and UPA chief-ship, anyone questioning her lineage would look foolish.
     
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    Hi Satz. Before I reply to you, I just want to tell you that I have the highest regard for you and most times when I see your posts, I don't bother making a post after it cuz I'd just be copying and pasting what you wrote. Here however, I have a slightly differing opinion and I hope you listen to what I have to say.

    To your first point, I agree. The magnitude of difference that Nitish has done is much greater than what Modi has done in the same time frame. But there is a reason for that. The reason is, as you pointed out, Bihar was in a much worse state than Gujarat. Basically, there was nowhere to go in Bihar but up if you only had the will. I am, in no way, taking any of the credit away from Nitish. He is, beyond the shadow of a doubt, an extremely competent manager who had fixed the law and order situation in Bihar as well as doing many other things. These things made it easier for businesses to grow in Bihar. However, there is a fundamental difference between the improvement of Bihar and Gujarat. While Nitish had only to make Bihar as good as the rest of India so that it could catch up with the rest of India, Gujarat was leaving India behind. In simpler terms, Nitish never had to worry about investments coming into Bihar. He just assumed that if he fixed some systems (both beurocratic and administrative) his state would improve. He was correct in assuming so but this approach can only take you so far. Modi hasn't been spending the last 10 years improving the Gujarat police system - he has been inviting investment from outside. He has been doing, in fact, exactly what India needs to be doing. India doesn't have the best legal system in the world but that isn't the most pressing concern right now. What Modi has been doing very successfully is what India needs right now.

    I agree with you that Modi is a dictator. He has many flaws, in fact. I am still not convinced that he is ENTIRELY blameless on the issue of the 2002 riots. But we are not selecting a prime minister based on how good a person he is. We are not planning to marry him, are we? We need Modi as a prime minister cuz he will do what needs to be done. I don't want to be seen as dissing the founding fathers of our nation but our first Prime Minister, Nehru, was a decent person. Most wouldn't argue that he was a less controversial character than Modi. However, he made some incredibly wrong decisions that we have had to pay for as a nation. I, personally, don't care who the PM is - as long as he makes the right decisions. And to my mind, Narendra Modi fits that bill. Will there be issues with him being PM because he is too dictatorial? Well there might be but I am not sure he will have the time to oversee many ministries with the workload of a PM. Also, I doubt anyone can get too much power in the current Indian political environment. I will still say that Indira Gandhi, despite the emergency and attack on the Sikh temple and all the other questionable decisions she took, was perhaps the most effective PM we have had - simply because she was not afraid of taking bold decisions. I don't know about you, but I am tired of Manmohan Singh after 10 years of his mewling.
     
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