Sunday, 9 February 2014

Modi's Guwahati Rally & The Heads We Need to Count...

After yesterday’s rally of  Narendra Modi in Guwahati, Congress leaders, supporters  & sympathisers in Assam are a worried lot. The rising popularity graph of Narendra Modi even in Assam has already begun to give them sleeplessness nights. A day after the rally, it has been observed that a number of individuals and organizations are cracking their head to find out the exact number of attendance in the rally. But whether  50000 or 2 lacs people attended - what really matters is – A) has Modi caught the attention of people in Assam in particular and the nation in general, with the questions he is raisings about the problems the country & state of Assam is facing and it’s lack of progress in view of the misgovernance of the UPA at centre as well as the Congress Govt. in Assam?  and  B) has he been able to identify any definite, tangible and workable solution for those problems?

The answer to both the above questions is an emphatic “YES” and this is admitted even by the bitterest critics of Modi. He is a leader who has risen in the ranks by his hard work and has shown to the world what is he capable of by his innovative and progressive ideas, actions and results in the state of Gujarat.  He is “incorruptible”  and doesn’t look at governance though the “vote bank” prism and that is his greatest strength.  Modi has proved by his actions that for him “secularism is India First” &  his philosophy is “Justice to all, Appeasement to none &  that Religion should not be an instrument in our democratic process”. His mantra for governance is that “only new thoughts can bring in change - development will take place when there is an urge to go ahead to implement new ideas despite all the impediments on the way. Development is the panacea to all the problems afflicting the country”. He correctly identified that in Assam as well as in most states of India, the problem with governance and the resultant growth in economic and social parameters, is  a dearth of thoughtful & innovative ideas and a lack of effective & quick implementation. Modi has proved that he has the ability to innovate and ensure effective implementation and good governance.

After the stupendous success of his rallies all over the country, he came out triumphant even in Guwahati. The fact that Modi could hold forth on the Tarun Gogoi Govt’s ills for almost an hour in Hindi, before a large attentive audience, underlined his appeal outside the traditional catchment area of the BJP.  Whether it was the popular disgust with the misdoings of the Congress or it was due to the aura around his own public persona or a combination of both, the fact remains that Modi today is by far the most popular leader in the country. No other leader from any party can match his mass appeal.  No other Indian leader in recent times has attained such fan following in relatively such a short time. in the case of Modi, whether it was the social media or the private television channels or the “pseudo secular brigade” targeted him incessantly for a most virulent campaign of calumny and hatred or it was the popular anger against the UPA, there can be no denying that Modi has risen in the political firmament like a colossal, whether the Congress & it’s allies or the “pseudo secular brigade” likes it or not. But the irony is that except some political leaders, sympathisers and intellectuals from the secular brigade, everyone in the country can see this and understand the impact of Modi on the next general election. These few individuals have their heads buried in the sand with their smugness and self importance and are preventing those who matter from a proper appraisal of the situation on the ground.

Today, the Indian economy stands at its worst since 1991, with unemployment and inflation completely beyond the control or comprehension of the Prime Minister or Finance Minister, we have an outrageously pathetic External Affairs Minister who actually appears to be lobbying for every nation inimical to India's interests, we have a dummy &  incompetent Home Minister who is ill equipped for the demands of his ministry, we have a dozen ministers seeped in grave corruption charges. No wonder then that the government has little choice but to run for secular cover.  Secularism in India, provides a great escape route to politicians & political parties from performance & accountability. Therefore every mediocre, non-performing & corrupt Indian politician or political party is a self-proclaimed secularist.  After the Himalayan blunders created by Congress & UPA Govt. in economy, infrastructure, social issues, law & order, defence, external affairs and the loot raj they & their allies unleashed on this nation by indulging in scams in every affair of governance, they have realised that the age old  boggy of 'secularism'  would have to be their last resort to hoodwink  people. They have realised that raking up 2002 is safer than having to answer for 2004-2013. Modi rightly said earlier that whenever the Congress is faced with a challenge – whether it is corruption, price rise, directives from the Supreme Court, or a minister being jailed, or the rape of girls or an atmosphere of insecurity – they do not answer people. The moment there is a crisis, they wear a burqa (veil) of secularism and hide in a bunker. If India has to survive as a secular, vibrant democracy, all right thinking & educated citizens & voters should stand together & teach this secular brigade a lesson by throwing them out of power in the centre & states in the next election.

Modi  has told the citizens how he can revive the pride of the nation by improving it’s socio-political state, economy, internal & external security and above all defuse the time-bomb of vote bank politics to save India &  unify Indians on developmental plank.  Modi’s message is simple, powerful and has the capacity to change the fate of the nation. While the Congress & UPA Govt.  never  tires of providing the common people their “rights”, which they are entitled to by the Constitution anyway, Modi reminds the Govt. of its responsibilities and the spheres where it has failed to take action. Modi rightly says that we need freedom from the status quoist mindset and that the nation is "restless" for a change

People have made up their mind whom to vote for in next election and sadly for Congress, young India understands Congress’s ploy better than the previous generations and it’s a much more smarter India now. There is no sympathy wave this time around on which Raul Gandhi and Congress can ride the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to power again. This Nehru-Gandhi dynasty is the root cause of all problems plaguing India today and they have inflicted more harm than any other enemy to this nation. That someone as intellectually handicapped as Rahul Gandhi could think of becoming  India’s Prime Minister and that some people who are members or beneficiaries of Congress party and it’s allies enthusiastically endorses his candidature is one of our many descents from the times of the iconic Gandhi to that of his surname hybrids. The culture of “chamchagiri” in the Congress party  has converted it into an extension of the whims & fancies and insecurities of a single individual and a family. Here loyalty to the party is judged by the loyalty to an individual and a family. This family has destroyed every democratic institution in this country, so that nobody can “challenge” their autocratic rule in furthering the cause of the dynasty and converted the Congress into a family business.  Congress has tricked, suppressed, discredited any opposition leader or party that tried to “challenge”  it or it’s dynastic leadership. Narendra  Modi has risen as the greatest challenger to the rotten dynastic rule of Congress and it’s politics of caste & religious  divide, corruption & misgovernance and everything else in the name of "secularism" and "pluralism". The congress trickster would do anything to continue the legacy of the dynasty to remain in power.   But they should realize that it's high time now for this family to leave from the Indian political scene with some respect still remaining. You either die as hero or live long enough to see yourself become villain. This election is for a change.

If only our “aam aadmi” are “alive” to the fact that this Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty has been the bane of our country and it took a “chaiwala” from Gujarat, who is a dalit and who doesn’t need Jupiter’s escape velocity, to give a clarion call for a Congress Free India, should be determined to write an epitaph about this dynasty by not only defeating Congress and it’s allies in 2014 general election but must also ensure that Congress is cut into pieces and never able to get  near power again. The ecosystem built around the Congress garbage truck is massive. Once the hydra's head is cutoff, the backs of each one of the corrupted institutions need to be broken and rebuilt. Voting out Congress in 2014 is only the beginning and not the end.

Modi has already arrived on the national scene and he can’t be wished away. Those who in Indian Polity and Media, don’t subscribe to this view should start living with this reality. Atleast  Modi has made the nation and it’s people aware,  why and who they should listen to if they want to reclaim their pride in the 21st century world.