By Deepak Kumar Rath
Now-a-days whatever happens in India in connection with the political, economic or external affairs, the intellectual class or the common man, everybody talks of Modi. Recently, Chinese forces tried to grab Indian soil at Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, and India gave a befitting reply and maintained a safe and secured border. Actually, Modi has become a successful brand for a developed India. Whatever happened in Arunachal Pradesh, the opposition shouted from the rooftop to make it an issue that the government failed in securing our border with China. But the opposition could not succeed in maligning our Prime Minister’s image, the reason being that the common man has now strong belief in the policies of the Modi government and his style of good governance. The BJP workers always chant a slogan that “Modi haintohmumkinhain”, which is gaining momentum, and hence, the common man like a rickshawala, or a street side vendor, maintains that no one can dare acquire an inch of India’s land now. Gone are the days when China would dream of engendering situations that happened during the Nehru era. It is the recorded history of whatever happened during the 1962 war with China. The Congress has no moral courage to speak against the Modi government, as nothing has happened under Modi that would dampen the image of our country. People have witnessed how Modi has attacked Pakistan and now even the common man in Pakistan does not dare speak against Modi even on social media. We all have seen how the situation is gradually getting better in Kashmir, although more actions are still needed to bring normalcy in Kashmir. But my point is that an ambience of a safe and secured environment has been created in our country by Narendra Modi. And on the other hand, whatever the Congress speaks against the government does not gather any momentum. For example, the Congress tried its best to corner the government on the floor of Parliament but miserably failed when the Home Minister chided the Congress about alleged funding to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation by the Chinese Embassy.
Now, one has seen that India is riding high in handling the strategic affairs with its neighbouring countries. After taking over the presidentship of G 20, India’s role has become more prominent. Modi has assured the G 20 members of maintaining the supply chain for the energy system and advised all to maintain peace and avoid war. In a way, what I am trying to emphasise is the fact that Modi now is a successful leader in whom people have faith that he can handle any situation, as he thinks differently and independently and takes smart decisions for good governance. Modi has risen from the ashes and now has vast administrative experience as to how to re-activate the babudum to take a positive approach in dealing with the issues linked with the development agenda and to achieve the agenda of Antodaya. Of course, it is a fact that it takes time to turn the table, but truly Amritkal has started now. Modi is not a magician, who can increase the per capita income, index of the poor, industrial growth overnight. We must give credit to our successive governments during the last 75 years because of whose policies India still depends on China for import of several essential commodities. Our import with China is increasing as India is still dependent on China. Modi’s concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat will take time to deal with China. But good news is that India is now emerging as a hub for defence products and rightly Rajnath Singh has pronounced to completely stop import of defence products by 2025. One must give credit to Nitin Gadkari, who is instrumental in building the maximum length of highways per day in comparison to other countries in the world. This is enough to substantiate my argument that now Modi has become a brand in India. And Modi has a good team with competent ministers like Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari to make India a developed nation. Now, no one can stop India from becoming a Vishwaguru as India has got the most talented young population of the world.