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Moditva All Over

Updated: March 15, 2014 2:37 pm

The Congress seems to be a rudderless ship, as its senior leaders are stooping to new low by resorting to uncivilized statement—the recent instance has been of Salman Khurshid, Foreign Minister of India. But they forget the fact that the Modi wave is sweeping the country, as the entire Bharat is witnessing a surge of faith in favour of the BJP. Now even the opposition parties have recognised that there is a Modi wave. Modi is the darling of the common man and a successive youth icon, who, the people of the country believe, will give a strong and decisive leadership to the country. Against this backdrop, certainly, the RSS and chief of BJP Rajnath Singh identified Narendra Modi in right time and in true spirit, nominating him BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. Although, there is a lot of hullabaloo over Narendra Modi’s elevation inside and outside the party because of his involvement in the overall growth of Gujarat, his alleged involvement in a riot in Gujarat, and his admired reputation at national and international levels, it is noteworthy that controversies can create challenges and challenges can bring a change and the change can lead to a cherished life of the nation—and this is what Modi has proved during his regime in Gujarat. One can mark his arduous political odyssey, where he scripted a new chapter of success. Hence, it cannot be gainsaid that Modi now seems inevitable for raring and resurgent India, as he is closing in on the national psyche slowly but surely. He seems all set to straddle across the national political firmament as only a customised leader, who can carry forward the floundering nation to the shores of certain future. Narendra Modi has highlighted the short-, mid- and long-term needs of the nation and is giving his best to fulfil those needs, based on priority. Indian politicians are seldom visionary leaders, leaders are seldom honest and hardworking, honest hardworking persons are seldom eloquent, eloquent talkers are seldom electrifying, but given success stories in the recent past during Narendra Modi’s regime in Gujarat, he has proved the above-mentioned a sheer fake statement. No surprise, the citadel of secular brigade is crumbling with the emergence of a fiery leader called Narendra Modi, born and brought up in the world of saffron imagination. And the nation of the highest number of youngsters of the world is eying for a leader like Narendra Modi, who has a will, vision and agenda of action for a developed Bharat.

Meanwhile, BJP president Rajnath Singh last week sought to bridge a trust deficit between his party and Muslims by saying that he was ready to apologise for any mistakes committed by the party in the past and urged the community to give his party at least one chance. Is this a general apology needed at all? Further, Rajnath Singh’s comments raised the question whether the BJP chief was suggesting that the Gujarat riots were a serious weakness in the BJP campaign, or whether it only shows his magnanimity and his concern for all people of the country. But on the contrary, one also wants to know whether other political elements would follow Rajnath Singh’s line and would seek an apology from the nation, maybe in the case of Mopla riots in Kerala or Sikh riots in Delhi.

However, BJP stalwarts too may feel threatened by Modi’s growing popularity, and in the build-up to the polls, the intra-party differences with Modi are expected to get sharper, given his style of functioning. What is more, the Moditva factor has seemingly grounded its moorings, as the last week witnessed four functions in Delhi pertaining to Modi alone. Adding fuel to the fire, a substantial section of the media over the years relentlessly and successfully puts out opinion against Modi for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. It did sink deep in the minds of the votaries of anti-BJP school. So much so that these people refuse to go by the findings of the SC-monitored SIT and the trial court, which too had not upheld the allegations against Modi. Nevertheless, people are gradually veering round to shedding their anti-Modi stance and increasingly beginning to see in him the next Prime Minister. If Modi delivers on his promises of good governance and inclusive development in a corruption-free atmosphere, much of the Godhra stigma, still attaching to his name, will start waning. For, Modi is no more limited to Gujarat or the BJP, he has been slowly ruling the young hearts of India. Moreover, he got the green signal from who’s who of Indian entrepreneurs that he can lead the nation, where the rural and urban India can attain a balanced development. Here, it is worth mentioning that Modi has proved in Gujarat that India can be a global model for the world instead of a myth of a global model for India, as he has a strong will to fulfil Swami Vivekananda’s dream of India as a world leader, which is waiting to happen.

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