30 Dec 2013
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Tags: Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP, Chief Minister of Delhi, Congress, INDIA, Modi, Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar
When it comes to politics, politicians are always equipped with some major unexpected twist and turns. They are often the source of inspiration who can lift the economic condition of a country, or can be the source of chaos. Here are the names of such 10 politicians who hogged major limelight in 2013 as listed by India TV
After emerging as NDA’s prime ministerial nominee, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi—fondly called NaMo, embarked on a spirited campaign for 2014 Lok Sabha elections creating political enthusiasm in business-oriented state. On September this year, the BJP’s parliamentary board declared Modi as a prime ministerial candidate of NDA. Modi’s elevation has aroused much enthusiasm about politics among the business-oriented Gujarati communities. He is among Time magazine’s shortlisted candidates for its ‘Person of the Year’ title and has emerged as an early favorite among the readers in an online poll; however, Modi is the only Indian shortlisted in the list.
Arvind Kejriwal, a well known social activist, now emerged as an active politician who formally launched Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi on 26 November. He has contested elections for the first time in the Delhi Legislative Assembly and are all set to form a government. Kejriwal defeated Sheila Dikshit, a three-time Chief Minister of Delhi, with a huge margin of 25, 864 votes. He is now one among the five most mentioned Indian politicians on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan was recently sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister for third consecutive term after he led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a spectacular hat-trick in assembly elections. 54-year-old Chouhan was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Madhya Pradesh governor Ram Naresh Yadav at a ceremony held at Jamboree ground in Bhopal. Known for maintaining a low-profile, Chouhan led the BJP to win an impressive 165 seats in 230-member legislative assembly reducing Congress tally to just 58 from 71 in 2008.Presently, he represents Budhni constituency, a tehsil place in Sehore district, in the Madhya Pradesh assembly.
Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister, Raman Singh has joined the influential club of BJP chief ministers who have scored hat-tricks in their respective states, leading his party to a historic victory. This has been done despite several challenges like criticism from Opposition Congress after the killing of its senior leaders and anti-incumbency factor. But the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act, which he is credited of bringing in much before the National Food Security Act, is being dubbed as a game changer for 61-year-old Singh. Distribution of rice at subsidized price to poor families seems to have done the trick for the ‘Chaur wale baba’ (rice man) who proved wrong all political analysis and opinion polls to emerge victorious.
Vasundhara Raje Scindia
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia, who failed five years ago on account of infighting in BJP, reinvented herself and galvanized the cadre to spearhead her party’s spectacular comeback to power in Rajasthan. 60-year-old Raje, who belongs to the royal Scindia family of Gwalior and married in Rajasthan, managed to get the BJP high command fully behind her in her bid to oust the Congress government headed by Ashok Gehlot. It was the full-throated backing from Narendra Modi who extensively toured Rajasthan during the election campaign that led to her victory. Vasundhara’s rise from a National Executive member of BJP to one of its most powerful leaders in Rajasthan can be attributed to her charismatic personality and strong will, which have helped her tide over political crises from within and outside in her 30-year-long political career.
Pu Lalthanhawla who recently sworn in as the Mizoram Chief Minister in Aizawl was the icing on the Congress’s failure on other states in the recent polls. Lalthanhawla has become Chief Minister for a consecutive term for the second time and a record fifth term in his political career. He led the Congress party to a landslide victory with the ruling party winning 34 seats in the 40-member Mizoram Assembly, two seats more than the 2008 Assembly polls.
K Siddaramaiah, the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka rose to great heights within a short span of his political career. The congress in Karnataka had successfully defeated the BJP government under his leadership. He had contested from Varuna Constituency and won 2013 election from same constituency on 8 May 2013. He was elected as the leader of the Congress legislative party in the Karnataka assembly on 10 May 2013. He had previously announced that 2013 assembly election would be his last election.
Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar since 2005 is one of the most sincere and competent leader. He has been hinted as a best Prime Ministerial candidate. Most recently, Nitish Kumar is the talk of the social media platforms after breaking 17 years long ties with BJP with the elevation of Narendra Modi as the Chairman of the BJP Campaign Committee for the upcoming 2014 General Election. Nitish gained positive discussions for Development and Economy.
Manmohan Singh is in his second term as India’s Prime Minister and the stability of the UPA government has been questioned frequently, whether it will make it till the next general elections. He was tagged as an ‘Underachiever’ last year by TIME magazine; however, his leadership has fetched the Indian economy the $1 Trillion milestone. On the other hand, he is frequently in the news by for spending a whopping amount of 642 crore in the previous nine years while going for a foreign trip.
Rahul Gandhi is one of the politicians in the country from whom a lot is expected. After being appointed as the Vice President of the Indian National Congress, he is second in position in the party, following his mother Sonia Gandhi, the party President. The moving speech at the Chintan Shivir has rested many speculations about Rahul’s seriousness as a leader and has made ‘Rahul vs Modi’ in the 2014 general election official sight to watch.
27 Dec 2013
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AAP has publicly accepted Congress’s offer of marriage.
Delhi citizens and indeed Indians all over the world following the going-ons in India have mixed feelings. Most do not know what to make of it, what would have been the right approach, both AAP supporters and BJP supporters are groping in the darkness of political morality and strategy. So let’s try to make head and tail of this marriage from various perspectives.
A. Hazrat Kejriwal faithfools
According to this group Arvind Kejriwal cannot do any wrong, either ethically nor strategically. If he has entered into an alliance with Congress, it still hasn’t changed his convictions. He is out to change the face of Indian politics and root out all corruption. This is the Jholawala, the city Marxist, the NGO activist view. Then there is the idealist first time student activist who finds the energy of student activism addictive, allows him to expand his social network even as it makes him feel as making a contribution to the betterment of India and society, especially as the student activist movement is led by a coalition of yuppies and jholawallahs, willing to inject the spice of cool modern (read West-inspired) cultural ambiance. Most importantly this view is shared by the “Aam Aadmi” (read middle-class) who has grown up in Delhi on a cultural diet of secularism and an ubiquitous and perennially dysfunctional and corrupt system, who has been taken in by the images broadcast by the mainstream media, and is thus more than willing to project all his hopes onto this simple looking former IT inspector.
They are willing to believe that Kejriwal did not long for power but was forced to accept CMship due to the pressure from others and their supporters who wanted to see him in power and fighting corruption.
This coalition is taking Kejriwal at his word that despite this alliance with the corruption devil, he would continue to expose corruption in high places even if it is of the devil.
B. Cautious AAP Supporters
Many Delhi citizens supported Aam Aadmi Party believing that it was the political heir to the Indians Against Corruption Movement led by Anna Hazare.
They too share the concerns of the most of the faithfools, but their support is not to the individual Arvind Kejriwal but more to the movement in general.
This group is shocked to see Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party agreeing to forming a government in Delhi together. If not shocked, at least this group is quite worried whether he may have made a mistake in trusting the party and its leadership. The support this group provided was qualified support and the question is whether the group was betrayed.
C. AAP is Congress’s B Team
Most of the BJP leadership as well as the BJP voters feel this way. They can see how the Indian mainstream media doted on Arvind Kejriwal. For them Arvind Kejriwal is a crook not to be trusted. He is part of Congress’s strategy to wean away urban youth away from Modi’s magnetism, and thus to stop Modi’s march to power.
According to this view, Congress and its support system in the media helped to project Arvind Kejriwal as the anti-corruption messiah. Arvind Kejriwal and indeed Aam Aadmi Party was built up to cut into BJP votes, and to channelize all the anti-corruption and thus anti-Congress votes to AAP, rather than allow these to fall into BJP’s basket.
During the elections, BJP was focused on taking down Congress, and almost completely ignored Aam Aadmi Party not expecting them to put up such an impressive showing.
This marriage of AAP and Congress only confirms their strong suspicions that AAP is Congress’s B Team, and helped Congress to steal an election which should have brought BJP to power. According to this view, Kejriwal fooled the people and basically did a Chiranjeevi on Delhi citizens.
Many were however expecting that Kejriwal would not take the bait and refuse to join Congress, as that would destroy his credibility, especially as he wishes to fight Lok Sabha elections too, and may have dreamed of winning the re-election, especially in the aftermath of such a very good electoral performance. In the re-election more of Congress vote-banks may have gone over to AAP thus enabling AAP to get a majority. BJP supporters were feeling that Arvind Kejriwal may feel over-confident, also thinking on similar lines and opt for new elections.
However now that the marriage has been solemnized, BJP supporters feel that Kejriwal has bowed to the wishes of his MLAs to taste power. BJP feels that he has taken the bait and gone into the trap set by them. Now it makes Kejriwal vulnerable to the charge of duplicity.
BJP had opted to not stake their claim on government formation and acted honorably. BJP feels that they are on a strong wicket and sooner than later either Arvind Kejriwal would make a fool of himself in power or the Congress would withdraw support to AAP sooner or later, especially if Arvind Kejriwal tries to live up to his stated agenda of anti-corruption. If he doesn’t follow up on his promises, then Kejriwal becomes a dead duck, and stops being a serious ideological challenger to BJP.
The interests of Congress seem apparent to these BJP supporters. Congress wants to avoid a re-election right away, as well as stop BJP from coming to power and thus is willing to extend support to AAP.
To some extent the fact that AAP received more votes and seats than Congress, and in fact AAP hurt Congress more than they hurt BJP, does cause some cognitive dissonance as to why would Congress allow itself to be decimated by AAP. It weakens the theory that AAP is Congress’s B Team. This weakness makes it difficult for those holding this view to convince others of AAP’s duplicity. With this marriage BJP feels that it would be easier to make this case.
I believe this view is restricted and does not think everything through.
D. Kejriwal can have his cake and eat it too
This is the view I hold.
The main danger to the Dynasty comes from Narendra Modi. Stopping Narendra Modi is all his detractors think of. Kejriwal and his image as a corruption fighter is in fact the only ace the dynasty has up its sleeve to stop Modi. Mainstream media does not tire from projecting Arvind Kejriwal as if he was himself a PM candidate running against Narendra Modi.
If Arvind Kejriwal can entice the urban youth away from Modi, there is a chance that Modi would then not get a good majority and thus would have to either have to make way for a more amenable BJP leader or accept the poisoned chalice of support of “secular party” agents thus hindering him in translating his agenda.
So Arvind Kejriwal has to be bolstered at all costs.
So the question was how best to bolster Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party? The Congress could have chosen to not extend outside support to AAP.
- This would have kept Arvind Kejriwal squeaky clean, but it would also shown to the voter that a vote for AAP is a wasted vote, as the citizens do not get a government in the end. So all those looking for stability would have chosen to vote BJP next time.
- In fact people would have cast aspersions on Arvind Kejriwal that he is afraid of embracing responsibility and AAP is nothing more than a protest party unsuited for doing the hard work of governing.
- Thirdly if Arvind Kejriwal had opted not to form a government, his own MLAs would have left him and joined up with BJP. This would have given a jolt to the idealist charm of AAP.
- If Arvind Kejriwal has to stand up to Narendra Modi someday, he has to be able to show some executive experience.
- The most important consideration was however that a hung assembly would have led to President’s rule and re-elections which would probably have coincided with the general elections. That would have put Congress and AAP at a serious disadvantage. For one thing AAP would have been chained to Delhi elections, as they would have had to pledge all their meager resources to Delhi, and Kejriwal would have been thus unavailable for campaigning across the country in Lok Sabha elections supporting AAP candidates. Also with assembly elections coinciding with Lok Sabha elections, Modimania would have been at its highest and BJP would have swept away both AAP and Congress from the field, even in Delhi.
So due to all these considerations it was felt by both Congress and AAP that Arvind Kejriwal’s loss of political virginity and idealistic appeal to Congress can be otherwise offset and in fact be bolstered even more.
Most detractors of Arvind Kejriwal, especially those in BJP, take it for granted that Arvind Kejriwal would not go after Congress corruption once in office, as otherwise Congress would withdraw support. Actually they revel in this certainty.
There is no such certainty. By taking over power in Delhi, Kejriwal has eaten his cake, his reputation.
But the understanding with Congress is that he is still going to have his reputation in the end, in fact it would be multiplied even more.
What we assume is that Sonia’s and Congress’s interests are identical. They are not. In order to let Arvind Kejriwal win, Sonia started shifting her vote-banks through the local Congress controllers towards AAP, even as it decimated Congress MLA candidates. Sonia Gandhi got the mainstream media to do carpet bombing of Delhi citizens with news and interviews of Arvind Kejriwal and his movement and tried to project the animosity between AAP and Congress as real.
So the AAP-Congress plan is to have Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal discover some big corruption scandal against some prominent Congress leader, possibly against Sheila Dixit herself. Even a scam pointing culpability directly at the dynasty itself is not unthinkable. Such a scam and the following attack by CM Arvind Kejriwal would give him even more credibility. The thing is all these scams are going to be discovered anyway if Modi comes to power, so better let one’s own man uncover one or two of them and use these to bolster his image.
So to keep the pretense of genuine opposition by Arvind Kejriwal to Congress corruption, most probably Congress would pull the rug sometime in March or early April, a few weeks before the Lok Sabha elections. This would allow Arvind Kejriwal to hog the limelight with his attack on Congress corruption or even Dynasty-based corruption. Impressed by his selfless pursuit of anti-corruption struggle where Arvind Kejriwal even endangers his CMship, many voters in cities around the country would vote for AAP candidates. Instead of NaMo being at the spearhead of anti-corruption drive against Congress and Dynasty, Arvind Kejriwal would be able to don this mantle, or at least the mainstream media would try their level best to put it on his head. Arvind Kejriwal would be projected as somewhat who sacrificed his position as CM for his principles.
This approach would then confirm the faith of the faithfools of Hazrat Kejriwal. It would also allay the fears of those who thought Arvind Kejriwal was compromised by Congress. And in fact this theater may even attract more votes who did not believe in Arvind Kejriwal or AAP earlier, as they would see themselves proven wrong about him. In this case it would be difficult to not see the rakshasa as a devta.
So what happens then? Does Arvind Kejriwal have to pay anything? Of course not! Congress would withdraw support and Lt. Governor of Delhi would declare President’s Rule in Delhi. The fun part of it would be that if done in March, it would be too late to hold elections for Delhi assembly together with Lok Sabha elections. So Kejriwal would be free, even from CMship, to campaign across the country on his “anti-corruption” agenda. Also there would be no danger of AAP MLAs rebelling against Kejriwal as he would again be upheld as a new prophet of anti-corruption, unlike now where Kejriwal is being seen with suspicion holding hands with Congress.
Once the Lok Sabha elections are over, and before the Lt. Governor is changed by the next government at the Center, the Congress legislators would again pledge their support to AAP. If that looks too suspicious, in the aftermath of the Congress rout in 2014, the Delhi Congress could simply rename itself and superficially cut its ties to parent Congress, and thus give Arvind Kejriwal their support, under a new name!
So before the new government takes over at the Center, Delhi would again have a stable Arvind Kejriwal led government, perhaps this time including the “erstwhile” Delhi Congress MLAs formally into the government.
So Kejriwal gets to stay as Delhi CM for a full 5 year term, i.e. unless he is made PM by some third front, AND at the same time Kejriwal receives both a boost from exposing some scam just before elections and can keep his image as anti-corruption crusader intact.
Arvind Kejriwal can have his cake and eat it too!
BJP’s only chance is to break away MLAs of Congress or of AAP right now. Make them resign on principle and force a reelection. Congress MLAs can resign by exposing Sonia’s hand in the defeat of many Congress MLAs through her support to AAP. AAP MLAs can resign citing Arvind Kejriwal’s duplicitous move to form a government with the support of Congress.
If the Delhi BJP does not do this now, then there is a real possibility of them sitting in opposition benches for at least the next 5 years even though they came so close to power. Much worse would be that Arvind Kejriwal would be ballooned by Sonia Gandhi to a size of NaMo just before elections through the media and thus stop the Modi juggernaut just enough to deny him a free hand at Center even if he does become the PM.
15 Aug 2013
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Tags: Dalit, Gujarat, hindu, Hinduism, INDIA, Modi, Muslim, Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi has been the victim of the longest running defamation campaign in India’s political history. It’s more than a decade since 2002 when media,left-liberal mafia,Islamists & communists and congress propaganda machine started their hate campaign against Modi.If one looks at the propaganda then she finds that same lines are being repeated every time and not only this but same propaganda has been going on for the last 60-70 years against nationalist forces! But opposition to Modi and the systematic mis-information campaign and slandering against him is the most shrill ever seen in India. It is therefore, necessary to analyse why Modi has attracted so much hostility that opposing forces have abandoned even the basic precautions of wearing the masks this time. The opposition to Modi stems mainly from following factors.
The Hinduphobia is so engrained in the minds of leftist brigade that it is perplexing some times. In their eyes Hindus are inherently fascist, communal and inferior people who have no right to self governance and empowerment. In fact they have no right to survival or to preserve their culture and spiritual traditions.
That is why genocide of Hindus during Islamic invasions when some 80 to 100 million people were butchered is whitewashed and praises are written for the barbarians who did that, that is why religious prosecution of Hindus in Pakistan, Arab countries and even in India is ignored or labelled a communal topic, that is why ethnic cleansing of Hindus in Kashmir is blamed on Hindus themselves or ethnic cleansing of Bodos in Assam is dismissed with a straight face.
Needless to say that this attitude is inherited form the colonial masters, after all what the communism is all about? Nothing but a strand of western imperialism and hegemony and on that a failed and disastrous one.So strong is the Hinduphobia that they have woven a whole fantasy world of ” historical and social” analysis to “prove” how evil Hinduism has been and the only way out is total annihilation of Hindus. So anybody who talks about one of the the largest ethnic cleansing in world in Pakistan and Bangladesh is shouted down as a fascist and communal because victims were Hindus and Sikhs. What is logic of Hindus in Muslim lands anyways, goes the Hinduphobic thought process! Hinduphobia has eaten up their brains to such an extent that they even side with the most regressive and barbaric forces of Islamofascism and shower praises on Taliban and feel “secular” in company of like of Jilani and Bukhari! It is, therefore, intolerable for them to see a leader who is proud of being a Hindu and can rise to great heights without resorting to Hindu bashing.
It is intolerable that he refuses to wear skull cap or splashes his pictures of throwing Iftar party unlike seculars like Mulayam who is only seen in the pics wearing skull cap and making dua at Iftar parties but never in a temple or performing puja! It is blasphemy that Modi refuses to believe that all burden of Hindu-Muslim unity is only on Hindus. After all when do we see any Muslim politician ever accepting Tilak on his forehead or throwing party on any Hindu festival? Of course it never occurs to Modi bashers that a Hindu too can have religious rights and sensitivities like others and horror of the horror a Hindu can have right to reject.Modi has demolished the anti-Hindu propaganda and stereotypes by showing the world the meaning of Hindutva through his developmental works and achievements.
He has revived the Hindu administrative ethos of the old-honesty, loyalty, hard-work, impartiality and entrepreneurship. It is the spectre of the return of the Gupta-Chola administrative culture, splendours of Vijyanagar and dedication of Maurayans which is haunting leftist-congressi mafia. And they are leaving no stone unturned to malign Gujarat and Modi.
It gives nightmares to castist-communal-communists, Congressi elites and upper caste Muslims that Modi does not belong to the so called upper castes but to a caste which lies low in the castist hierarchy. But he has broken the glass ceilings and threatens the little cosy world of the traditional elites by his mantra of mass prosperity and equality. And that he has done so without evoking caste politics is something which has shaken the whole political dispensation and the leftist “academia” (in fact less of academia and more of propaganda machine). In the castist-communal-communist pseudo history Hinduism is the religion of some invading “Brahmin-Baniya” aryan invaders who imposed it on the indigenous people.
Therefore, all others should not follow Hinduism (and convert to other foreign religions!) They mean that Dalits, tribals and the masses of India had no history, culture, religion and civilisation but all they think is theirs is actually imposed on them by invaders. In true castist mentality they believe that people never had any brains of their own and were not capable of creating their own culture,spirituality apart from what some Aryans imposed on them. And even today they are incapable of deciding good from bad and must,therefore, follow what the comrades tell them or evangelists feed them. By propagating this myth they have sought to systematically de humanise the Dalits, tribals and others to create a rootless and alienated people which can be used as the cannon fodder in their “revolution”.
In this they are enthusiastically joined by evangelists and Islamists who are sensing spoils for their schemes. It is this game which has been upset by Modi’s Hindutva -A proud assertion of people’s Dharma and willingness to stand up for the spiritual freedom and rights of Dalits and tribals and other oppressed sections of society and not to let them become a hunting ground for predatory religious organisations or to be tortured for being Hindu by castist-communists. This is beyond belief for mostly upper caste, mostly rich, mostly urban leftist mafia, congressi Rajas, mediapersons and “intellectuals”.
The upper caste Muslims, the promoter of Islamism and admires of foreign Turks and Mongol overlords of India, are insecure about their power and wealth to which they have grown accustomed to while muslims masses lived in deprivity. When was the power in the hands of the Indian muslims in the much glorified “Muslim rule”? Irani, Turani, Mughalani aristocrats schemed for power while Hindustani Muslims with their Hindu brethren worked in fields and paid taxes to fill the coffers of these invaders! Modi by refusing to buy in the distorted version of the history and calling Delhi sultanate what it really was-a barbaric military occupation of India by fanatic and often psychic overlords-threatens the hold of dogma of religion and pseudo history of past glories over the Muslim masses.
By championing the mass prosperity without paying homage to religious identity he has become a headache for Mullahs and Maulavis who are rightly sensing the ground slipping under their feet. That a so called low caste person can be the fountainhead of so much dynamism, efficiency and intellect is intolerable for castist leftist and media establishment and thus these two are hostile to him to the extent of insanity.
Modi by his straight forward refusal to do politics of communal appeasement and symbolism has become target of the all the communal elements in the country especially communists. He has focused on development and prosperity rather than caste and communal mobilisations. And by this he has enhanced its appeal across the religious, regional and caste divides. This upsets the game plan of those who seek to keep India permanently fractured along communal lines and gives sleepless nights to the old political guard who simply cannot imagine a post communal politics.
Modi’s politics of development and not of emotions and identity challenges the status quo of the political culture in India. He offers no Muslim reservation, no free laptops, no subsidies and no other freebies but his work record and developmental agenda. Gujarat has grown under him as the dynamic hub of opportunities, business and entrepreneurship. It is attracting not only investments form India and abroad but also the talents. He has promoted a liberal and market friendly economic policies and thus increased prosperity, jobs and social mobility.
The caste system is based on the two foundations-endogamy and denial of economic freedom. People are trapped in their respective professions which they have inherited by the accident of the birth. The central point in the caste system has been the denial of the economic freedom often enforced by the perpetuation of the violence. And it is on the economic freedom that all our other freedoms rest. The caste system can be broken only by providing antidote-economic liberty-to the fundamental reason that sustains it. Modi by following this policy has rattled the socialist brigade who see the lifetime of their work collapsing like a heap of card. Caste system cannot be overcome by socialism as many people falsely believe.
In fact, caste system is very much like socialism as it imposes the dictate of the society on the individuals, reduces the scope of individual entrepreneurship & choice and places the society above individual. People are told what they should think rather than what they actually think. Socialism can only strengthen caste system and identities as can be seen in communist dominated states of W.B, Kerala or heartland of socialist politics i.e. U.P, Bihar etc. The double digit industrial and agricultural growth in this global recession is envy of the whole India. Modi has proved that the decisive and visionary leadership can deliver results and that he is the most efficient and visionary political leader in the country.
This gives cold feet to the samajwadi typos who never want people to come out of castism and poverty otherwise who will be fooled by their samajwadi utopia? The Likes of Mamta, Mulayam, Commies and Congressi are sensing the coming rebellion in the states they continue to oppress as the Gujarat model convinces more and more people that things can change for better and Hindutva is that change.
Modi’s no nonsense approach to the internal and external security stands in sharp contrast to the manipulative and cowardly approach by the opposition. In the ten years of the Modi’s rule Gujarat has seen no communal riots (with the exception of the 2002 riots after a Muslim mob burned train coach at Godhara and when Modi had just assumed power). Where as U.P is burning under communal riots under “secular” Samajwadi Sarkar, In Assam illegal Bangladeshis are doing ethnic cleansing of the helpless tribals, In Hyderabad fascists and communal elements like MIM’s Owasi are having the free run! But of course no body is calling Mulayam-Akhilesh or Tarun Gogai fascist or communal.
It is clear Modi is being targeted for very different reasons which have nothing to do with 2002 riots or concerns for minorities. Modi’s refusal to even entertain question of religious or ethnic identity of the terrorist worries those who ask for mercy for Afzal Guru and Kasab or LTTE terrorists. The prospect of Modi in charge has rattled the powers that be who could count about weak and reptilian politicians to save their pets in the name of minority or majority grievances and manufactured dissents. It is clear that Modi will not tolerate these sinister forces like those behind Kundankulan protests, Maoist vandalism or aggressive evangelism wearing the mask of human rights and anti- caste discourses which seek to install a sense of alienation among different sections of the society. These forces have not found any foothold in Modi ruled Gujarat and they fear that their free run in rest of India will come to an end if ever Modi assumes the national role.
Hence, the massive and unprecedented international campaign by ” rights” groups and lobbying with foreign governments by shadowy groups against Modi.
But despite these shameless efforts by sinister elements to malign Modi his popularity has risen across the country and sections of the society.
His recent interview to Shahid Siddique ( which drove seculars to silly theatric, even expelling Siddique from S.P) and Google hangout broke the siege the Media had built around people and Modi.
Modi’s work and track record speaks for it self and that is why people have given repeated mandate for him and his government. That is why he is the most preferred candidate for the top post in the country. Nothing can stop the awakening of the people who are desperate to get rid of corrupt-castist-communal-communist political culture to which India has descended.
[ The author of this post is a research scholar from JNU. But he would like to remain anonymous due to considerations about the left leaning culture in his centre and especially the hatred for Modi prevalent there.]
12 Aug 2013
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Tags: 2002 Gujarat violence, Gujarat, Harmandir Sahib, INDIA, Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Operation Blue Star, Sikh
Who is Secular?
People say Narendra Modi is not secular because of the Gujarat Riots.
That’s because young India doesn’t know the history of India pretty well, or rather I would say that all the paid media has always helped hiding the facts and has disguised Indians.
Are the 2002 riots the only one to happen in independent India?
Just to name a few, following is the list of major riots in India after Independence:
1. Bhagalpur riots of 1967.
2. 1969 – Gujarat Riots –More than 2000 killed —-Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_Gujarat_riots
3. 1984 – Anti-Sikh riots, (Delhi, Kanpur, India) –More than 3000 Sikhs were killed —–Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Sikh_riots
4. 1984 – Operation Blue Star (Amritsar, India) –More than 2700 massacred officially (unofficially more than 4000 sikhs were killed) —-Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Blue_Star
5. 1990 – Ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus — More than 300 Kashmiri Pandits Killed —- Farooq Abdullah as CM — Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_violence_in_India#Ethnic_cleansing_of_Kashmiri_Hindus
5. 1992 – Bombay Riots –More than 2000 Killed —-Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Riots
The Anti-Sikh acts of violence were well organized with support from the then Delhi police officials and the central government headed by Indira Gandhi‘s son, Rajiv Gandhi.
In the 1970s, during the Indian Emergency imposed by Indira, thousands of Sikhs campaigning for autonomous government were imprisoned. The sporadic violence continued as a result of an armed Sikh separatist group which was designated as a terrorist entity by the government of India. In June 1984, during Operation Blue Star, Indira Gandhi ordered the Indian Army to secure the Golden Temple and eliminate any insurgents, as it had been occupied by Sikh Separatists who were stockpiling weapons.
The Operation Blue star was carried out by Indian army troops with tanks, artillery, helicopters and armored vehicles and was ordered by Indira Gandhi.
The violence in Delhi was triggered by the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Prime-minister of India, on 31 October 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards in response to her actions authorizing the military operation. The Government of India reported 2,700 deaths in the ensuing chaos.
This is just a gist of many more riots happened in independence India. So if we compare this with Gujarat‘s 2002 Godhra riots where a muslim mob comes and locks all the passengers in sabarmati exp train throwing out 140 litres of petrol over it only to burn hundreds of people alive, the Godhra riots looks like a trailer when compared to the massacre that congress did in early 80’s.
After this there were riots happening in Gujarat in which many culprits were killed in the shoot at sight orders. Following this from past 11 years there is no sign of violence in Gujarat.
* Why don’t the media project the insane acts of congress government? Why is that the young Indians are not educated with other facts by media?
* When Modi comes out and says hang me if i he is guilty, he is not secular?
* When supreme court give him clearance on Godhra riots, he is not secular?
After giving equality and justice to all residents of Gujarat, ( whether Hindu, Muslim, parsi ) is Modi still not secular?
Modi’s definition of secular is: “India First. In whatever we do or decide India must get priority”. That’s why Gujarat has shown such a tremendous amount of progress.
Its time to search for the facts and then point out that who is wrong and what is wrong.
And not being a puppet of what media projects to us.
My appeal to all you guys will be to go through the links i have provided and think for yourself for a better future.
We all want India’s prestige of “Sone Ki Chidiya” to be back. But it will only happen if young India makes their own opinions and decisions and understand the facts.
14 Jul 2013
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Modi chose to launch an attack on the Congress over the scam-hit CWG games from the home turf of its disgraced Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi
Under fire from Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today mounted a counter offensive, targeting it over corruption and the ordinance on food security, saying the scam-tainted CWG games “destroyed national honour in the eyes of the world”.
“Two countries hosted two games…South Korea hosted Olympics and India the Commonwealth Games. While Korea brought honour to itself through the Olympics, our nation of 120 crore people lost its honour in the eyes of the world,” Modi said addressing students and faculty at the Fergusson College here.
“One country uses sport to bring laurel to itself among the global community and another brings itself dishonour,” he said.
Significantly, Modi chose to launch an attack on the Congress over the scam-hit CWG games from the home turf of its disgraced Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi.
He also took a barb at the Congress over the food security ordinance, being touted as a “game changer” in the run up to the next Lok Sabha elections.
The Food Security Bill is the largest initiative of its kind in the world and brainchild of party president Sonia Gandhi.
“They have brought before the nation a food security bill and are claiming as if a meal has already come on the plates,” he said.
Referring to growing cyber crimes, Modi said his government has set up world’s first Forensic Science University in Gujarat.
“Now Congress will say what is new. Mind you, I am not talking about courses in forensic science being taught in colleges and universities. I am talking about a Forensic Science University, which is the first of its kind in the world,” he said.
Modi, who had earlier in his speech said he would not talk about politics, chose not to speak about his “Puppy” and “Hindu Nationalist” remarks made during an interview to a news agency recently, which has brought him in the line of Congress fire.
Without naming Rajiv Gandhi, Modi referred to the late Congress Prime Minister’s remarks about ushering in a new India in the 21st century, saying, “Our ears have got tired of hearing about the 21st century. Did anybody have the vision about how to take India into the 21st century.
“If anybody had a vision about how to take India into a new millennium, we would not be standing where we stand now,” he said.
Modi lamented the “atmosphere of despondency” in the country but said “I have not lost hope.”
The Gujarat Chief Minister, who was recently elevated as BJP’s election campaign committee chief to lead the party’s challenge in the next year’s Lok Sabha poll, also targeted Indian diplomacy under Congress-led UPA government.
“I am amazed that we have no friends left in the neighbourhood,” he said.
Amid talks of raising Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector, Modi said, “the country spends more on importing defence equipment and arms than we do on petroleum products. Do we not have engineers who could manufacture weapons for us, or do we not have the steel to produce such equipment. I tell you, our engineering colleges don’t have defence engineering as a subject.”
03 Jul 2013
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With CBI holding as “fake” the 2004 encounter of Ishrat Jahan in Gujarat, Congress on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi saying “truth speaks for itself from the rooftop” and claimed that the chief minister’s role in such encounters will also be exposed.
“He (Modi) will also be exposed some time. Truth comes out at one point or the other. Truth speaks for itself from the rooftop. Someday, you will come to know of the real face of the Gujarat Chief Minister,” AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistri told reporters.
He was reacting to the CBI charge sheet in an Ahmedabad court that the 19-year-old Ishrat Jahan was killed in a “fake” encounter. The agency named seven police officers in its charge sheet in the case, saying it was a joint operation by Gujarat police and the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau.
Mistri said all “the people from Gujarat know that this encounter was fake. During a period of three months, when there was talks about removing Modi as Chief Ministers, such encounters took place with frequent intervals propping up a theory that there was an attempt to murder Modi”.
The AICC general secretary, who hails from Gujarat, also said sarcastically that “no one comes to kill Modi since some of the police officers went to jail”.
Rejecting BJP’s charge that it was doing vote-bank politics in encounter cases, Congress questioned the intent of BJP in defending IB officer Rajinder Kumar over his role in Ishrat case.
“CBI is a central agency. So is IB. Why they (BJP) are defending the IB officer? What interest they have in protecting the IB officer? Why they are doing it? What is their intent,” Mistri asked, adding that the CBI inquiry in this case is not taking place at the behest of Congress but as per orders of the Supreme Court and high court.
Party spokesperson Meem Afzal speaking separately steered clear of questions over the political fall out but maintained that the party wanted law to take its own course and “culprits to be brought to book”. “The blood of innocent speaks loudly and reveals the identity of the killer,” he said.
31 May 2013
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The exhibition also displays photographs of Vajpayee addressing in his trademark style which remained his forte till he was restricted because of poor health.
An exhibition on the life and achievements of BJP‘s veteran leader, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has been put up at the venue of the party’s three-day state executive meet which began in Gwalior on Thursday.
Though the 88-year-old leader’s frail health has restricted him from attending the meet at his birthplace here, his presence has been ensured by way of the exhibition titled ‘Atal Bihari Vajapyeeji ke Vyaktitva ki Chitramay Pradarshini’.
The leader’s birth place ‘Krishna Kripa’ here is now converted into a library in the memory of his parents Krishna Devi and Krishna Bihari Vajpayee.
The exhibition highlights Vajpayee’s achievements right from his formative years and is a tell tale of BJP’s political success – from just two seats in 1984 to the party’s coming to power at the Centre.
“The exhibition has a collection of Atalji’s rare photographs collected by ‘Atal Samagra’, to showcase the achievements of the poet-turned-politician for inspiring younger generation,” BJP investor cell’s co-convenor, Shailendra Sharma said.
It also showcases Vajapayee’s political journey from Jansangh to taking oath as Foreign Minister and then as the Prime Minister, first for a short stint of 13 days, 13 months and later for the full five-year-term.
The exhibition also displays photographs of Vajpayee addressing in his trademark style which remained his forte till he was restricted because of poor health.
On display are also his photographs with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Pakistan’s ex-President General Zia-ul-Haq, former US President Bill Clinton and at the Pokhran nuclear test site.
There are also photographs of Vajpayee’s bus diplomacy and peace initiatives during Nawaz Sharif‘s government in Pakistan.
Going through the exhibition, Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Anoop Mishra, who is the nephew of Vajpayee, turned nostalgic when he identified his mother in a rare family photograph.
Though BJP’s senior leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi‘s image was conspicuously missing from the posters and banners that dotted the city, the exhibition showcased at least two of Modi’s photographs with Vajpayee, one in Lucknow and the other playing Holi with him.
Vajpayee had advised Modi to follow the path of ‘Raj-dharma’ in the aftermath of the 2002 Godhra riots.
Justifying the exclusion of Modi from the posters and banners, state BJP’s media in-charge Dr Hitesh Bajpai said, “Only photographs of those leaders are displayed who are attending the three-day meeting in different sessions.”
BJP’s national vice president and former MP Chief Minister Uma Bharti, who has not been invited by the party to attend the state executive meeting, has found a place in the exhibition which displays her 2003 victory in Madhya Pradesh, ousting Congress government led by then Chief Minister Digvijay Singh.
The exhibition also showcases Vajpayee’s photograph with late Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, whose family ruled Gwalior for ages.
The exhibition also puts up portraits of Jansangh-BJP’s formative years under the leadership of its founders, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
Senior party leaders, including BJP President Rajnath Singh, senior leader LK Advani, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, and her counterpart in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, among others, are taking part in the meet.
The meeting is crucial for the saffron party in view of the Assembly elections scheduled in Madhya Pradesh by year-end.
23 Apr 2013
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Mukesh Ambani at the India Economic Summit 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Indian police are probing a threatening letter sent by militant Islamists to India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, for supporting a nationalist politician, police and reports said on Thursday.
The Mumbai Mirror said Indian Mujahideen had threatened to harm the head of the Reliance Industries group for backing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is expected to make a bid to become premier in polls next year.
Reliance is a major investor in Gujarat and Ambani hailed Modi as a leader with a “grand vision” as well as calling him a “brother” at a major business conference in Gujarat in December.
The letter, delivered to a Reliance office in Mumbai, also accused Ambani of grabbing land belonging to a state-run statutory body to build his 27-storey residence in the city, believed to be the world’s most expensive private home, according to the newspaper.
Police confirmed they were investigating the letter, without giving details of its contents.
“We got the letter yesterday and we’re verifying all the facts and an inquiry is going on,” Mumbai police spokesman Satyanarayan Choudhary told AFP.
Indian Mujahideen has been blamed for several recent deadly attacks in India, including the recent twin attacks in southern city of Hyderabad, which killed 16 people.
16 Mar 2013
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Shri Modi to address India Today Conclave 2013 on 16th March 2013 at 8 PM
At 8 PM on the evening of Saturday 16th March 2013 Shri Narendra Modi will address the India Today Conclave 2013. Shri Modi will speak on ‘The NaMo Mantra’ and the talk will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.
Shri Modi is one of the most anticipated speakers at the Conclave. Both mainstream and social media are eagerly awaiting Shri Modi’s talk at the campaign.
You can watch Shri Modi’s speech LIVE on the website. You can also follow @narendramodi_in for real time Tweets of Shri Modi’s speech.