NaMo,the leader India deservesPosted: September 17, 2011
First, let me wish a very Happy Birthday to the Man – Lion of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi. I congratulate the CM of Gujarat for using the occasion of his B’day to promote peace and harmony in Gujarat. Also I pray to God, to give this man to us, as the Prime Minister of this country. We deserve him and He deserves us as well. Having said this let me come to the topic. Narendra Modi, about whom I have written in the past as well, is a phenomenon. People love him for many reasons, some other people hate him for many other reasons, but that defines a leader. A leader will have a mass following, but also he will be enemy to some jealous people, and Narendra Modi is thus fit to be called a leader. He is the king of Gujarat for 10 years now, and will shortly expand his territories. But I am not here to praise Modi, but to examine some criticism against him, especially the ghost of Godhra.
“Some riots took place in the country following the murder of Indiraji. We know the people were very angry and for a few days it seemed that India had been shaken. But, when a mighty tree falls, it is only natural that the earth around it does shake a little.” It was late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who had said this justifying the congress goons who went on a rampage, and killed thousands of Sikhs.But in 2004, another Prime Minister of congress, who is a Sikh himself, said “I have no hesitation in apologizing to the Sikh community. I apologize not only to the Sikh community, but to the whole Indian nation because what took place in 1984 is the negation of the concept of nationhood enshrined in our Constitution.” So after 20 long years, the Prime Minister of this country on behalf of Congress government apologized to the Sikh community. The congress boast about this as if they has done a great sacrifice by apologizing, but they do not realize, the trap they have put themselves into. As most of the media houses do act like congress spokespersons, congress has managed to escape from this trap.
When you apologise, it naturally means you have accepted the guilt. When doing it after 20 years, it means, you did it because you have no other go. When someone else apologizes on behalf of the mistake you had committed, it speaks volumes about your arrogance, and finally when a one of the Victims of your action apologises on behalf of you, it is nothing but a joke. Congress did the same; Two thousand Sikhs were killed when two members of a community killed their prime minister that prime minister’s son justified the riot and became a prime minister, and another prime minister (who is a Sikh himself ) after Two decades apologized for it. Congress kills and makes a joke about it.
The reason for quoting 1984 is to warn BJP and particularly MODI, not to do the mistake congress had committed. The congress enjoys the mass media support; they will twist sentences as they wish. But BjP cannot escape the eyes of media who will even twist the statements which is not even said. One of such sentences which was fabricated by media is this “Modi said: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Many have earned a living by quoting this; some even became eminent journalists and columnists by writing articles about this particular quote attributed to Narendra Modi. But no one enquired; no one was bothered to know what Modi had said actually as a response to the riots.Let me put it very briefly (detailed article can be read here). This quote of Modi first seems to have appeared like this “Asked about the violence, Modi quoted Newton’s third law – ‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’ – to virtually justify what is happening. — The Times of India, March 3, 2002.” But TOI cleverly suppressed the later part of his statement, what Modi said was “Kriya pratikriya ki chain chal rahi hai. Hum chahate hain ki na kriya ho aur na pratikriya (“.There is a chain of action-reaction going on. We wish that neither there be ‘action’ nor ‘reaction'”].
So it was a big Lie propagated by self-approved secularists and media, attributing the quote of newton’s law to Narendra Modi. Now the question of apology does not arise at all. Why should a chief minister apologise for what a mob did, because he never justified it, nor asked the mob to go on a rampage. The media even after ten years, also knowing the fact that Gujarat is developing under Modi, knowing that he is an able administer, is demanding an apology from him. There is a conspiracy to misquote him too… Just read on…
Famous CNNIBN journalist tweets: “Modi expresses sadness for lives lost in riots in 02. C’mon Mr. Modi, go a step further. Reach out to Gujarat’s Muslims: say you feel their pain ” in reaction to second open letter by Narendra Modi. Now see what this new propaganda has achieved. 1) It says Modi did not express sadness till now, and now he is doing so because he eyes for the top job 2) Confuses the Hindu nationalists about credibility of Narendra Modi. With (1) media reduces Modi to just another opportunist politician and with (2) it create a divide among Modi’s natural voters. The fact remains Narendra Modi has not apologized, not expressed any remorse yet, and hope he will never commit such mistake, because if ever he does so, the next better step for him will be a political sanyas. On the other hand Modi has expressed sadness about the lives lost, in 2002 riots several times in the past as well. But media and congress want Narendra Modi to apologise exclusively to Muslims.
Narendra Modi is doing an excellent work as the CEO of Gujarat. Am a resident of nowhere near Gujarat, nor I have visited that state, nor I have met Narendra Modi, nor does I am able to see any media reporting about development happening in Gujarat, but then why I believe Gujarat is developing ? I have a relative who visited Gujarat recently; he is secular in its right definition and a critic of BJP’s Hindutva and even nationalism as such. When I met him after his Gujarat visit, first thing he told was “Your Narendra Modi is simply fabulous, there is zero tolerance to corruption in Gujarat, and also roads are extra ordinary, wonder whether it is an Indian state“. Another friend of mine says “The present Generation of Gujarat do not know what power cut is, if at all there is some power failure due to falling of trees on electric lines, humko kuch ajeeb sa lagtha hai“. Another nationalist friend says “Gujarat Govt has banned conversions and cow slaughter”. I hope I am not supposed to disbelieve what my friends says,and that makes me think Modi can make this Bharath a Ram Rajya ,where all the citizens are equally treated without looking at what religion he/she belongs.
It was interesting Narendra Modi said this “The Prime Minister in his speech from Red Fort while addressing the nation said… Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians. Cannot he simply say my countrymen…?. Our country is secular and the congress is dividing people as Hindus , Muslims etc in the name of secularism. This is actually pseudo secular vote bank politics. I have always noted how Narendra Modi starts his speech with bhayiyon or behnom, which is all inclusive. He always say saade panch crore Gujarathis, which includes all sections of people. Narendra Modi is fortunately or unfortunately trapped in the image of messiah of Hindus. There is no hate speech which you can hear from him, nor can you dig out any. But the congress have corrupted idea secularism as another form of communalism, appeasement of Muslim vote bank, and in that definition of secularism, it is lucky for us that Narendra Modi is called not secular. We have the likes of Bandukwala who says “I would like to invite Narendra Modi to give me one name in Gujarat or in country who can take oath on the name of Allah that Modi was innocent in 2002″ .For them we can only show the Muslims shouting VandeMataram and Bharatmata ki jai and even NarendraModi ki jai in Gujarat university hall today.
As I write this on the occasion of his birthday and sadbhavana mission initiative, I was also hearing his speech, and I would like to end this post by quoting him what I am hearing now.. “60 साल तक वोट बैंक की राजनीति होती रही। उससे जो नुकसान हुआ है वो हम सबने भुगता है। वोटबैंक की राजनीति ने देश को बर्बाद कर दिया है। मेरा सद्भावना मिशन वोटबैंक की राजनीति के अंत की शुरुआत है। वोट बैंक की राजनीति को मृत्यूदंड ही इस सद्भावना उपवास का उद्देश्य है।“