Daily Archives: May 19, 2019

On the Campaign Trail-12: May 7 Bhopal: An Eye-Opening Experience

May 7, 2019: An eye-opening experience

in the previous blog, I wrote about my campaign experience in a slum area. I met a lady who was quite vocal. I asked her permission to record her and she readily agreed. Here you can listen to her praising the Congress municipal counselor for getting them water connection and electricity.

What remained unrecorded was, in the ned, she said she will vote for Modi. Since she was all praise for the Congress, I asked her, why? her answer was, ‘because Modi works for the people.’

May 7 Evening, on the way home from campaigning- Lighter Moment

I saw this billboard. I never realized that making Ravan, Kumbhkarna, etc. could be a big business. Somehow, looking at the billboard, I thought about Digvijay Singh, the evil promoter of Hindu Terror bogey. But then, isn’t Congress and the secular gang in the business of creating Ravanas of all kinds since before the independence?

Zoom to read the billboard

May 7 night: An Exhilarating Experience, listening to Dr.Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

I was very fortunate to have an opportunity to attend a talk by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, the BJP Vice President in charge of Madhya Pradesh. The meet was organized by the Medical Association of Bhopal for the doctors and the Medical students. Since my hosts, Ajay Shankar and Savitabahen both are doctors, I went along as their guest. I estimated the standing room only audience at about 500. संवाद देश के नाम (Samvaad, Desh Ke Naam). In a 45 minute talk, he carefully, lucidly and seamlessly laid out the case for Modi government’s achievements on various fronts. One thing that caught my attention was when he said that the BJP had made promises on 545 points/plans. They studied the promises at the end of four and a half years and 460 of the promises were met. he gave examples of how archaic rules were changed, how doing business with the government was made easier, how the decisions were taken efficiently and in a timely manner, etc. his Hindi was pure and almost poetic. I am happy to note that BJP has many stalwarts who are able to paint the canvass of the success of the Modi government on all fronts. Besides Dr. Sahasrabuddhe, I have listened to Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, Peeyush Goyal, and Nirmala Sitharaman and each one is in a class of his/her own.

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