Category Archives: Narendra Modi

अनहोनी को होनी कर दे होनी को अनहोनी- from March 18, 2005 to June 8, 2016

अनहोनी को होनी कर दे होनी को अनहोनी.
 
March 18, 2005
U.S. Embassy Pulls India Official’s Visa
U.S. Embassy Revokes Visa of Top India State Official for Allegedly Violating Religious Freedom
 
The Associated Press
 
NEW DELHI Mar 18, 2005 — The U.S. Embassy on Friday denied a visa to the Hindu nationalist chief minister of India’s western Gujarat state over his role in 2002 religious riots. India slammed the decision, saying it showed a “lack of courtesy and sensitivity.”
 
Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a leader of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, was denied a diplomatic visa to travel to the United States and his existing tourist/business visa was revoked, a U.S. embassy spokesman said.
 
March 18, 2005 10:00 PM
 
Representatives of 70 organizations meet under the leadership of Shri Sunil Nayak, President of IANA at his Ramada Inn for an emergency meeting to decide the fate of a previously well planned and publicized event of Modiji’s reception and talk at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden on March 20. I represented Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America.
 
It is decided unanimously to continue with the program and work out in haste a live video link with Gandhinagar for Modiji to address the audience in New York.
 
We all go home after 1:00 AM not to rest or sleep but to start an email campaign to let the community know that the program was “on” and to circulate a petition and letter campaign to the US President against denying a visa to a democratically elected leader of a state in Bharat.
 
March 19, 2005
 
Intense work by all volunteers across the country on 19th and 20th.
 
March 20, 2005 7:00 PM
 
The program is scheduled on the evening of March 20, a working day. Madison Square Garden is booked. Cost? $100,000 for a four-hour slot. A technical team has been working day and night with Gandhinagar counterparts to arrange a seamless and glitch free, live, interactive video feed.
 
In the evening, heavy rains drench New York and surrounding areas. Working day, maddening rush hour traffic and the rains do not deter NRIs who are all up in arms against US State department’s unfair decision partly taken under pressure from the anti-Hindu, anti-Modi secular (!) brigade and fundamentalist Christian lobby that was at the receiving end when Modi government clamped down on fraudulent Christian conversions.
 
People come by busloads from the neighboring states of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. In no time the 4000 capacity auditorium is houseful.
 
A royal chair is at the center of the stage. It is not occupied. It symbolizes absence of Shri Narendra Modi. After some preliminaries, the giant screen comes alive and Modiji’s face appears on it. The crowd erupts in a frenzy with sustained applause for minutes.
 
Modiji is a study in equanimity. He is opposite of the crowd that is agitated and restless. He addresses the crowd with poise and dignity. Then Question-answer starts. I remember two of them vividly. (1) What is your reaction to the visa cancellation? (2) What do you see in the future?
 
Answer (1): I believe only in action, not in reaction.
Answer (2): I envision a day when Bharat would progress to a level where instead of us standing in line for an American visa, Americans will stand in line for a visa to Bharat.
 
Having known Narendrabhai from the early eighties as a Sangh Pracharak, and believing that he was guided by a divine power, I had argued then with disheartened colleagues and friends that one day, Narendrabhai would be the Prime Minister of Bharat.
 
Fast forward nine years to May 16, 2014
Narendrabhai leads BJP to an absolute majority in the national election, decimating the Congress.
 
May 26, 2014, 6:10 PM
 
Narendra Damodardas Modi takes oath as the Prime Minster of Bharat.
 
September 28, 2014 10:00 AM
 
Same Madison Square Garden where an audience of 4000 people looked at that empty chair reserved for Modiji on March 20, 2005, is filled to the brim with 19,000 NRIs. Hundreds of NRIs are looking at a giant live screen in the Times Square and still more than 10,000 are left without a ticket. Event? Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address the Diaspora that had stood by him through thick and thin.
 
Fast forward—->
 
June 8, 2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: US Capitol, Washington, DC
 
Audience: Joe Biden, Vice President, Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House; Mich McConnell, Majority Senate Leader; Nancy Pelosi, Minority House Leader and all Senators and Congressmen. It is the joint session of the U.S. Congress.
 
Speaker? Narendra Damodardas Modi, the Prime Minster of Bharat.
 
He speaks for almost one hour, in English. No written notes, no teleprompter. No Uh, Humm or any verbal clutches. No disjointed thoughts. He touches upon the history of the USA, shared values of the USA and Bharat, Influence of American constitution on B.R. Ambedkar, influence of Gandhiji on Martin Luther King, Jr., contribution of NRIs to the USA, Yoga’s popularity in the USA, climate change and carbon footprint, rural and agro-economy of Bharat, defense cooperation, terrorism from across the border, etc.
 
He spoke from a position of strength- He said, “cooperation and not domination”, a hint to the USA that Bharat will work with it on equal footing, not as a subservient junior partner. He ended with a quote from the famous poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892):
 
‘The constraints of past are behind us and foundations of future are firmly in place…The Orchestra have sufficiently tuned their instruments; the baton has given the signal. And there is a new symphony in play.’
 
He improvised it by adding: ‘Our relationship is primed for a momentous future. The constraints of the past are behind us.’
 
By my count, Modiji got 58 applauses and eight standing ovations in his one-hour speech.
 
Nanredrabhai, we are proud of you- from 2005 to 2016, what a journey it has been! I wish you Godspeed in making all your dreams a reality. You are not alone. I and millions are with you. Jay Hind!NaMo Swearing In photo_IMG_7358

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आसमान में थूकने चले थे युगपुरुष | आसमान ने आज तक का सभी का थूका हुआ उन्ही पर पड़ा है |

स्वयं स्वघोषित फर्जी राजा हरिश्चंद्र जी ने एडमिशन लिया था जिंदल के मैनेजमेंट कोटे से | अरविन्द केजरीवाल का IIT- खड़गपुर में प्रवेश परीक्षा JEE के बजाय बिना नियमों का पालन किये जिंदल के सौजन्य से स्टाफ कोटे से हुआ था |

चला था प्रधानमंत्री की डिग्री के लिए RTI करने | उसी की डिग्री की असलियत पता चल गयी | बैक डोर से IIT में एडमिशन लेकर IIT करने का दम भरने वाला अरविंद फर्जीवाल केजरी बड़ा महारथी निकला | हिन्दुस्तान टाइम्स के एक रिपोर्टर ने RTI के जरिए से खुलासा हुआ कि 1985 में IIT में प्रवेश लेने वाले फर्जीवाल ने IITJEE परीक्षा नहीं दी थी | उसे एडमिशन दिलाया IIT खड़गपुर के तत्कालीन निदेशक प्रोफ़ेसर जी० एस० सान्याल और नवीन जिंदल के पिता के नज़दीकी संबंधों ने | दरअसल खड़गपुर में स्टाफ ने अपने आश्रितों के लिए प्रवेश के गैरकानूनी तरीके से रास्ता बना रखा था | जिसे सरकार ने गैरकानूनी मानते हुए 2005 में समाप्त कर दिया |

अरविन्द केजरीवाल के पिता गोविंद राम केजरीवाल 1985 में जिंदल स्टील में उच्च पद पर थे | उन्हीं ने जिंदल से कहलवा कर जी० एस० सान्याल के कोटे से IIT खड़गपुर में ऑल इंडिया रैंकिंग के न रहते हुए प्रवेश दिलाया था |

जो लोग फ़र्जीवाल के DNA की जाँच कराना चाहते थे, उनके लिए यह सूचना अत्यन्त महत्वपूर्ण है. बॉयोलॉजिकल फ़ादर जहाँ गोविंद राम केजरीवाल हैं वहीं IIIT खड़गपुर में प्रवेश लेते समय प्रोफ़ेसर जीएस सान्याल को बाप बना लिया था (केजरीवाल इतना नीचे गिर जाएगा कि बाप भी बदल लेगा ये तो सोचा भी न था) |

इसने किसी मेधावी छात्र का अधिकार मारा है | बड़ा भ्रष्टाचार भ्रष्टाचार करता रहता है न, सबसे बड़ा भ्रष्टाचारी यही है | क्योंकि जिसका जन्म ही भ्रष्टाचार से हुआ हो वो अच्छे आचरण कहाँ से ले आएगा | एक चोर को हर व्यक्ति में अपने जैसा चोर ही नजर आता है सबको संदेह की निगाहों से देखता है | मित्रों अब समझ में आया ये डिग्री डिग्री क्यों चिल्लाता रहता है, क्योंकि इसकी खुद की डिग्री ही फर्जी है |

इसके ऊपर दो-दो बाप रखने का भ्रष्टाचार का मामला बनता है

स्वघोषित नकली राजा हरिश्चंद्र अरविन्द केजरीवाल दिल्ली की जनता ने काम करने के लिए चुना है औकात से बढ़कर नौटंकी करने के लिए नहीं |

 

Game Plan- Create Dissention in each Group that Voted for Modi

From WahtsApp by Pankaj Ojha

मई 2014
मोदीजी pm बन गए
रिपोर्ट आई की
इस बार मोदी को
एक तरफ़ा वोट मिला
1) नोजवानों से ,
खासकर कॉलेज छात्रों से
2) कमजोर तबकों से,
खासकर दलितों से
3) हिन्दू समाज से,
खासकर मध्यम वर्ग से
4) गुजराती लोगों से,
खासकर पटेलों से
5) मुस्लिम समाज से,
खासकर गरीब मुस्लिम से
6) महिलाओं से,
खासकर धर्मप्रेमी महिलाओं से
7) व्यापारी वर्ग से,
ख़ासकर छोटे मझोले वर्ग से
8) देश के थिंकटैंक से,
खासकर बुद्धिजीवी वर्ग से
ऐसे कई कई वर्गों ने अपनी
पुश्तैनी राजनीतिक निष्ठां
को दरकिनार कर मोदी को
वोट दिया। कश्मीर से
कन्याकुमारी तक यही देखने में
आया।
हर राजनीतिक दल इसे महसूस कर
पाया,
पुरे भारतवर्ष में।
इसका तोड़ निकाला गया।
नतीजा आज आपके सामने है।
हर उस वर्ग को सबसे पहले
चिन्हित किया गया जिसने
मोदी को एक तरफ़ा वोट
दिया। फिर उस वर्ग की
“दुखती नस” मार्क की गई और
खेल शुरू हुआ।
बेहद सटीक और बारीकी से
चुन चुन कर इन वर्गों को टारगेट
करना शुरू हुआ।
किरदार लिखे गए और
हर वर्ग को एक टार्गेटेड
किरदार दिया गया।
उसकी टाईमिंग तय की गई।
और अपने हाथ में रिमोट रखा
प्रमुख विपक्षी दल ने ।
भांड मीडिया इसमें अहम रोल
अदा करने वाला था।
मकसद इन सबका एक था-
हर वर्ग को तोडना,
हर वर्ग को जहर से भरना,
हर वर्ग को छिन्न भिन्न करकें
रखना ,
ताकि फिर वो भविष्य में,
कभी एक होकर,
मोदी को वोट ना दे
अब आप खुद इस बड़े से खेल को
समझिये,
इनकी परफेक्ट टाइमिंग को
समझिये,
इनके वेल प्लेसड किरदारों को
देखिये,
बेहद खूबसूरत स्क्रिप्ट को
पढ़िए। हर बयान की एक परफेक्ट
टाइमिंग
स्पष्ट रखी दिखेगी।
1) नोजवानों के लिए
JNU वाला उमर खालिद
किरदार
2) दलित वर्ग के लिए
रोहित वेमुला वाला किरदार
3) हिन्दू वर्ग के लिए
फ़िल्मी खान वाला किरदार
4) गुजरती पटेलों के लिए
हार्दिक पटेल वाला किरदार
5) मुस्लिमो के लिए
अख़लाक़ वाला किरदार
6) महिलाओं के लिए
शनि शिंगापुनकर वाली
किरदार
7) व्यापारी वर्ग के लिए
GST वाला किरदार
8) बुद्धिजीवी वर्ग के लिए
असहिष्णडू वाला किरदार
मजे और आश्चर्य की बात यह की
इसमें नया कुछ भी नही है। वर्षो
से समाज में चली आ रही
बुराइयों को ही आधार बनाया
गया है।
सिर्फ मोहरे बदल कर
नए वो किरदार लाये गए हैं
जो जवान है
जोश से भरपूर हैं।
ये तो बानगी है उन किरदारों
की अब तक सामने आ गए हैं।
भविष्य में और भी सामने आएंगे ,
अपनी परफेक्ट
स्क्रिप्ट और टाइमिंग के साथ।
आपको ,
हमको ,
हिंदुस्तान,
को तोड़ने की साजिश के साथ।
सजग रहिएगा
होश से काम लीजिएगा
अपने विवेक को
मरने न दीजियेगा
अपनी एकता बनाये रखना
किसी भी उकसावे में न फँसना
हम “अनेक” थे
हम “अनेक” हैं
हम “अनेक” ही रहेंगे
अपनी इसी
“अनेकता में एकता”
में हमारी ताकत और
सुनहरा भविष्य निहित है
हमारी सोच और कल्पना से भी
आगे/बड़े ,
इस गेमप्लान की हवा को,
सिर्फ हमारी
शालीन ,गरिमापूर्ण,
मजबूत एकता से ही निकला जा
सकता है।
धीरज संयम रखकर,
मोदीजी को आपका और आपके
बच्चों का
सुनहरा भविष्य बनाने का
मौका दीजिये
क्योंकि वे अब तक की हर
अग्निपरीक्षा में सफल हुए हैं

My comments: BEWARE of the Wolves. Stay United. 2019 battle has already started. Take this message to every home and also to BJP leaders in your area.

Dear Mr. Shourie (from Gaurang Vaishnav)

Dear Dr. Arun Shourie:

Namaste.  A few days back you came down hard on Modi government. You made an uncharitable remark that “The Modi government believes that managing economy means “managing the headlines” and that people have started recalling the days of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.” I didn’t like it but you are an expert on the subject and I am not, so I swallowed it. You further said, “The way to characterize policies of the government is – Congress plus a cow. Policies are the same.”  http://m.timesofindia.com/india/This-government-is-Congress-plus-a-cow-Arun-Shourie-says/articleshow/49544316.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=TOI

That was a cheap pot shot and insulting to Hindu sensitivities. Yet, I let it ride thinking that even the best of the people lose balance sometimes in anger and say things that they later regret.

People have surmised that you are frustrated because you were not given a ministerial position in the new government, not even a place in the Niti Ayog. I didn’t agree with that assessment. I didn’t think you were that petty and hunkering after name and fame.

Having known your contribution to BJP and your scholarly and philosophical mind, having read your books, I have held you in high regards for decades, so I did not want to label you as another Modi hater just because of that one interview.

Then came another of your interviews with NDTV. It opened my eyes and changed my perception.  I want to pick only a few points from that interview and tell you that Mr. Shourie, you are wrong.

http://www.indiatvnews.com/politics/national/pm-modi-keeping-silent-just-to-win-bihar-elections-arun-shourie-33514.html

(1) “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is deliberately maintaining silence on incidents like Dadri lynching while his ministerial and party colleagues kept the issue alive merely to win Bihar elections.”. Maybe he is and that is a prudent way; if you had the good of the country at the heart and didn’t want Congress or its proxy to rear its head again, you would have kept quiet too. And why should he comment? Just because it was a Muslim death? Why did you not mention that he should make a statement also on the murder of Prashant Poojary, a Hindu by Muslims? So you are also falling in media trap of labeling Modiji as a PM of Hindus only.

(2) You cited a Pakistani analyst to say that “while the neighboring country was trying to get out of the pit, India was slowly going down its way.” So now, to you suddenly an analyst from Pakistan carries more weight? And is Pakistan really trying to come out of the pit? It doesn’t look like looking at what they are doing in Kashmir.

(3) You have said “the writers, authors and artists were conscience-keepers of the country and their motives cannot be questioned.”  Ha, ha, ha! So where was their conscience in 1984 Sikh genocide, in 1989 when Pundits in Kashmir were massacred, in 2002 when 58 Hindus were burnt alive at Godhra in a railway coach when Professor Joseph’s hands were cut by the Jehadis in Kerala? So these guys’ motives cannot be questioned but Modi’s can be?

(4) ” Praising scientists like P M Bhargava and Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy, who have expressed concern over these incidents, you questioned how these people can be called rabid, a term used by Arun Jaitley.”  One only needs to do a Google search on Bhargava to see where his ideological loyalties lie.  Bhargava has been supporting AAP from the very beginning and has leftist, pro-Naxal leanings. He is not a neutral, ‘oh, so ever gentle soul.’ Mr. Murthy is a Ford Foundation Trustee. Do we need to know more?

(5) ” These people have contributed immensely to the country and those who attacked them have not read a book in the last 20 years. Those who cannot write two paragraphs are sitting in judgement over writers.”  This is so absurd an argument that it takes the cake. If we were sitting in judgement of their literary work, the argument would make sense; here we are judging their action of Award Vapasi and political motive behind it, which doesn’t require literary skills but common sense.

Your strident support of politically motivated writers and artists’ return of awards makes it crystal clear that in the last innings of your life, you have thrown away your wicket. You are so enamored with your righteousness that you have lost all sense of proportion. Up until now, I thought that Advaniji was the only icon whom I had held in high esteem and who had failed BJP and the nation at the crucial juncture. Now I know that he is in good (!) company.

I am one of 1.25 billion Bharatiyas. Though I happen to reside away from Bharat, my heart beats for Bharat. I blog, twit and use Facebook. I am not a scholar; I have not written incisive books; I have not been a minister; I have not been a darling of think tanks and conclaves; I am not a speaker; hey, I am not even a member of BJP. Yet, I dare say that Shourie Ji you have lost it. All your lifelong contributions have come to a naught because you have decided to become a tool in the hands of Adharma, i.e., in the hands of anti-Modi, anti-Hindu, and to an extent, anti-Bharat media. It is no different than Bhishma or Dronacharya deciding to side with the Kauravas.

Finally, I can write “more than two paragraphs” and I have read 50 or so book in last twenty years.

May you find peace within.

Gaurang G. Vaishnav

Edison, New Jersey, USA

(facebook: <vicharak1>, twitter: @vicharak1)

The Anti-Modi Christian Agenda

The Anti-Modi Christian Agenda.

 

An absolute Must read.

In America, the force was with ‘Gujju bhai’ Modi- Swapan Dasgupta in TOI

October 5, 2014, 5:55 AM IST in Right & Wrong | India | TOI

The person (or maybe the copywriter) who, in a bout of linguistic inspiration, first suggested that Narendra Modi kem cho and conquered America probably never had politics on his mind. Unfortunately, when it comes to India’s Prime Minister, politics of a sharply partisan variety is never far away. From the innocuous “may the force be with you” aside to a rock concert in New York City to the severity of his Navratri fast, almost everything Modi does is minutely dissected by an army of pundits, in a constant state of readiness for the first major lapse — something more substantial than saying ‘Mohanlal’ for ‘Mohandas’.

For the moment, Modi has given his detractors few opportunities to show him up as a desi bumpkin, totally out of his depth in the glitzy world of politics and diplomacy. Initially, when it was suggested that the Prime Minister would conduct his global diplomacy in Hindi, there were a few sniggers from those comfortable with Indian leaders speaking to the world in English, and that too in unaccented Received Pronunciation — what in Indian parlance is dubbed ‘convent English’. Unfortunately for them, this unwillingness to flaunt the Commonwealth connection was widely appreciated in India. Indeed, the fact that Modi chose to emulate Atal Bihari Vajpayee and speak to the UN General Assembly in Hindi was internalised by India as a symbol of national pride, even by those who believe that the English language has an important role to play in India.

From purposeless mutterings about insisting on Hindi when he has an adequate grasp of English to misgivings over overdoing the Gujarati bit was a short step. Unlike HD Deve Gowda, the self-professed “humble farmer” who was ridiculed as the ‘Prime Minister of Karnataka’, Modi’s regional identity hasn’t yet been projected as a political liability. Yet, Modi is unquestionably a Gujarati in the same way as President Pranab Mukherjee leaves people in little doubt that he is a Bengali. More to the point, Modi makes no attempt to conceal his Gujarati-ness. In his speeches he draws freely from his experiences as chief minister of Gujarat for 13 years and it is also likely that at home he keeps a Gujarati table. On their part, Gujaratis, whether in Ahmedabad or New Jersey, see him as one of their own — a local lad from Vadnagar made good.

Does Modi’s deep regional roots make him less of a pan-Indian leader? This certainly was the implicit suggestion of those who tried to brush off the spectacular reception he received at the Madison Square Garden rally as a made-in-Gujarat event that it clearly wasn’t.

Unconsciously or otherwise, the contrived charge of a creeping Gujarati-isation of India’s public life has a great deal to do with the ‘model’ leadership of the Nehrus and Gandhis. Jawaharlal Nehru, the man who set the tone of Indian cosmopolitanism, was a Kashmiri Pandit whose family settled in Allahabad. However, thanks to his very English upbringing, Nehru never acquired regional roots. He was undeniably an Indian, but an Indian who could never call a part of India his own. Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel were unmistakably Gujarati; Subhash Chandra Bose cut his political teeth in the Bengal Congress; and Lokmanya Tilak and Gopal Krishna Gokhale were rooted in the social churning of the Bombay Presidency.

The above-it-all cosmopolitanism that Nehru and his dynastic successors assiduously projected was an aberration and belonged to a culture of patrician rule. In their own way, the Congress’ first family sought to create an elite that saw India as an intellectual abstraction — something to be studied, understood but not identified with. Modi is a break from this tradition. He epitomises an India that is increasingly self-assured, even self-contained. His style — including sartorial preferences — and engagement with the world is much more located in an evolving India.

“You have the money, but you don’t have class,” a public personality is said to have taunted a group of Modi loyalists in New York last week. It was an arrogant remark befitting a sub-strata that feels politically and culturally dispossessed by social forces Modi has unleashed. As long as condescension defines the opposition to him, Modi has no reason to feel threatened. Entitlement is rarely able to overwhelm energy.

 

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AHEAD OF THE GAME: Narendra Modi’s prime ministry is not the big gamble it seems

By N.V. Subramanian (29 September 2014)

28 September 2014: In some ways, Narendra Modi’s prime ministry appears more counter-intuitive than those of his predecessors. You would imagine that he would seek to make friends and allies in the ruling establishment to stabilize and strengthen his position. By that logic, he would placate his party colleagues in and outside the government and the extended Sangh Parivar which assisted him to gain power. He would wire the permanent civil service in his favour and give it a share of power as happened in the previous United Progressive Alliance regime. He would curry favour with the press, appear beholden to the fat cats of the financial world, and gush at big business. 

Counter-intuitively, Narendra Modi has done none of these things. 

The media loathes his guts. Every passing day of his prime ministry makes it more irrelevant. Industrialists are not crowding Delhi as in the past; the prime minister is said to have pulled up some of his more errant ministers who thought to cozy up to them on the sly. After last week’s bloodless massacre, which saw scores of mid-career officials transferred, the Central bureaucracy is alternatively terrified of and enraged with the prime minister. At a private dinner of Indian Administrative Service and Indian Foreign Service officers, there were powerful voices urging sabotage of the Narendra Modi government. One dialogue resonated above all else, and that was, “We have to break the prime minister before he breaks us. He has to be made to realize he cannot do without us.” 

Nor is the sentiment in Bharatiya Janata Party circles in favour of Narendra Modi. Lok Sabha members from North India feel specially let down. Their group-talk follows this general pattern: “We thought we would make money and have fun in Delhi. No way. Modi has put a stop to all that. We literally drink milk and go to bed. We don’t know when this man will summon us for a late-night meeting. If we smell of alcohol, it is the end of us.” 

This may be typical cow-belt exaggeration. But the fear of Narendra Modi is real. In their fears, he appears omnipotent and omniscient. In any other administration, you would expect MPs to be vying to become ministers; not in this dispensation. Junior MPs plead not to be recommended for ministerships. They consider it a prison sentence, with Modi being the fearsome head warden. Equally, senior members of Sangh Parivar front organizations are unhappy with the prime minister because he won’t slacken the purse strings for them. At one meeting apparently, he exasperatedly explained to them that he was answerable for every naya paisa of government expenditure; they left disgusted. 

Over and above all this, the opposition won’t give him any quarter. If he succeeds in this term and wins another, the dynastic parties are finished for the next twenty years; there will be a generational wipe-out. The Nehru-Gandhis, the Mulayam and Laloo Yadavs and the Karunanidhis won’t stand for that at any cost. Hence the exultation at the victories notched in the Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat by-polls, which may be premature. 

At the same time, Narendra Modi’s foreign policy successes are stirring envy at home and new competition abroad. The Chinese leadership cannot countenance a strong Indian prime minister who would once for all erase the ignominy of the 1962 debacle. Pakistan has already moved into reflexive obstructionist mode, with the Pakistan military stoking jihadi terrorism again in Jammu and Kashmir. And if India rises with Modi, the great powers shan’t be ecstatic; it will mean more multi-polarity. 

Some of the opposition to rising India and Modi is inevitable and unstoppable. If the country’s rise is peaceful, as it is bound to be in India’s case, that would bring its own acceptability. But why would Narendra Modi wish to stir up so much domestic opposition to him after such a handsome victory? Perhaps the answer resides in two things. One is that by nature he is transformative; the status quo does not satisfy him. Second, India is in a political, economic, financial and military-strategic mess; this is all too apparent. Unless Modi cracks the whip, the system will not reform and deliver. But isn’t he making enemies in the system? Won’t the system strike back? 

This writer is convinced that Modi has evaluated the risks and feels no threat to his position so long he can deliver. To deliver, he needs the system, which means the ministers, the bureaucrats, the party apparatus, and so on. He knows the system inside out; he is confident of dominating it. But he needs a bigger alliance with the people to win their recurrent legitimacy and to gain the cushion of time to deliver; hence his direct address to masses via new vehicles of communications like Teacher’s Day and the improvisation of older forms such as the Independence Day speech: defying expectations, he spoke in it of toilets for girls and admonished mothers who wouldn’t rein in their wayward sons. 

Isn’t all this a big gamble; thrusting ahead on people power with a dysfunctional system and a mutinous crew? It is. But Narendra Modi believes he can pull it off. He works harder than anyone in government; he is streamlining the system; he is weeding out the corrupt and plugging the loopholes against bleeding the exchequer. He is imposing new moral norms on his ministers and setting right the warped steel frame of the civil service. The conviction of J.Jayalalithaa indicates the depths to which the country has fallen. Years from now, Modi’s ministers would be glad that he kept them on a tight leash. 

Imperceptibly, the country is changing. Honesty and integrity count for more than ever in public life. The spread of communications, education, knowledge and awareness has diminished the hold of political power on people. Narendra Modi is alive to this vital change and his actions are complimentary. They are probably not as counter-intuitive as they seem. 

 

DD Panel Discussion on Indian Diaspora’s planned mega welcome for PM, Shri Narendra Modi

Yesterday (Sept. 24) Door Darshan had a panel discussion in a New York studio on Hon. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to USA and the mega reception planned by the Indian community. Dr. Bharat Barai, President of Indian American Community Foundation (IACF) who is leading the charge, Shri H.R. Shah, owner and CEO of TV Asia, an ethnic TV channel and I were on the panel. I will let you know when it would be broadcast in Bharat by DD and in USA by TV Asia.

Anti India Forces: Threats, Consequences and Solutions

UNITED STATES HINDU ALLIANCE  (USHA)

Cordially invites you to a

COMMUNITY RECEPTION AND PRESS CONFERENCE

On

 ANTI INDIA FORCES: THREATS, CONSEQUENCES AND SOLUTIONS

In 2005, several communist/leftist groups, along with extremist Muslim organizations, Far Right Christian Evangelical Organizations and a set of pseudo secular groups founded by Sri Kumar Poddar, formed the Coalition Against Genocide. They have not only engaged in a persistent and aggressive campaign to destroy the political career of Shri Narendra Modi, but have also attempted to tarnish the image of mainstream Hindu organizations working in the USA, including VHPA, Hindu Students Council, IDRF, Ekal Vidyalaya, Infinity Foundation and the HSS. For the first time, USHA, together with various community organizations, intend to not only expose the workings of these dangerous groups, but also take effective steps to address this menace. They were responsible for rupturing the burgeoning US India relations in the past. We urge the active support of the community so that this initiative led by USHA becomes successful.

Venue:  Royal Alberts Palace, 1050 King Georges Post Road,

Edison, New Jersey 08837. (Mere Gao Hall)

Date:     September 26, 2014 (Friday)

Time:    7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Admission is free. Vegetarian dinner will be served. Open to invited guests only.

RSVP required by September 25th.  No dress code. RSVP to <gokulkkunnath@gmail.com>

For More Information, Please call any of the following:

Gokul Kunnath (678) 913 8484              Nikunj Trivedi (732) 599 1561

           Dr. Basant Tariyal (678) 296-1831         Vijay Mallampati (732) 763 4395

           Gaurang Vaishnav (732) 754 1727        Narain Kataria (718) 478 5735

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