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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Modi proves his critics wrong


By Swapan Dasgupta

There are politicians whose perceptions of the outside world are derived almost exclusively from interactions with karyakartas who now live abroad or whose son/daughter or neighbour’s first cousin is now the proud holder of an OCI card. This could explain why their sense of the world happens to be somewhat eccentric. I recall an NRI who had lived some 26 years in a small town in southern USA (and thereby becoming his politician brother’s main intellectual input on foreign affairs) turning livid when he heard me argue that President George W. Bush had a lot of popular backing for his politics. “I have not a single person who ever voted for Bush”, he informed me. When I suggested that his social experiences were limited, he took very serious umbrage.

I was reminded of this incident all through last week after the Supreme Court angered activists by refusing to order the filing of a FIR against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. This anger turned to apoplectic rage after Modi, with his keen sense of the spectacular, decided to undertake a three-day fast for ‘sadbhavna’. A friend of mine with a high media profile proclaimed grandly that she hadn’t met a single person who was supportive of Modi’s new campaign. “We have to draw the line somewhere”, she said grandly. Modi’s supporters “aren’t the types you can invite into your home.”  

What bound the gentleman who’d never encountered a Bush supporter (and therefore felt they didn’t exist) and the lady who wants Modi supporters out of her life was their sense of denial. Unfortunately, the real world isn’t shaped by individual experience; nor, for that matter, are all attitudes in India determined by the babalog media. Had that been the case, Modi would have by now been banished to the most inhospitable island in the Indian Ocean and left to rot. Instead, the more he is vilified and painted as the blood-sucking inheritor of Dracula’s mantle, the more he seems to grow from strength to strength.

Modi’s trajectory is fascinating. In 2001, he was parachuted into Gujarat after a six year absence to salvage a government that even the BJP had more or less written off. By March of the next year he was at the centre of a political tsunami that would have blown most politicians off their feet. Instead, Modi has successfully turned calamity on its head, learnt from that experience and come out stronger.

In December 2002, the Congress actually believed it was winning Gujarat. Its optimism was based on the inputs of NGOs who were central to the crusade against Modi. So fanatical was social pressure of the chattering classes that opinion polls scaled down the magnitude of the impending BJP victory by portraying it as a touch-and-go election. Outlook magazine’s poll, for example, forecast a convincing Modi defeat because the clever pollster had conveniently transferred all the ‘undecided’ responses into the Congress kitty.  

It was the same story in 2007. This time the media assumed the role of the opposition and wrote about Modi encountering indifferent crowds. Psephologist Yogendra Yadav declared that Modi could be defeated. I recall meeting a senior editor from NDTV at a large Modi rally on the outskirts of Ahmedabad that resembled a rock festival. Earlier in the day he had told me that Modi’s prospects seemed very iffy. “Very impressive”, I remarked amid the melee. The man shrugged his shoulder and replied nonchalantly, “Hardly. This is his home turf.” 

The point was simple: Modi had to be seen through tinted lens. There were global tenders issued for issues, real or contrived, to keep the Gujarat pot boiling. The court cases indicate the pattern. First, it was said that the Gujarat police was biased. Next, the charges of partiality were levelled against the Gujarat judiciary. The Supreme Court then undertook to monitor all investigations through its own, specially appointed Special Investigations Team. When the SIT doubted the veracity of the claim by activists and witnesses whose testimonies came touchingly close to outright perjury, its integrity was questioned. An environment was sought to be created so that trial by judiciary became trial by media. Last Monday, a gleeful media waited in anticipation of an adverse Supreme Court order that would inevitably have led to Modi’s resignation. The judges stuck to the law and ignored the pressures on them. Now, even after the Supreme Court has pronounced its unwillingness to accept every wild claim as the Gospel, the Modi baiters are undaunted. “Modi hasn’t got a clean chit” is the mantra of the day.

In their eyes it will always be a heads I win, tails you lose.

For the past decade Gujarat has averaged a GDP growth of 10 per cent, the highest in the country. Its agricultural growth has also been around 10 per cent—a stupendous achievement for a sector that is limping. Yet, the only Gujarat stories that make news are those supplied by Teesta Setalvad. 

As a news agency, Teesta has done wonders and even secured a Padma award. But let’s look at the parallel career of Narendra Modi. Nine years ago, his ability to withstand Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s opposition and remain Chief Minister was a matter of conjecture. This week the talk is of him emerging as a possible Prime Minister of India in 2014.  

In hindsight, it’s good that some people’s doors are closed to Modi. 


Sunday Pioneer, September 18, 2011

38 comments:

Shikha said...

Another wonderful piece from you !! Some of our new age intellectuals have no tolerance to differing ideas even as they blame Modi of intolerance. I am surprised at their maximalist positions as if they are the sole keepers of universal truth and morality!!

DEVSACHIN said...

a better analysis by you..balanced...but most of the TV channel are still showing their own agenda nowadays ..

Anonymous said...

Excellent observations, what people don't know, they tend to believe that it never existed.
In the effort of preaching SECULARISM, the interested party of Modi-baiters became so INTOLERANT that 'COME WHAT MAY, MODI CAN'T BE PRAISED AND APPRECIATED OF HIS WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENTS', loosing the ground and their credibility.

B said...

The article is either attempting a positive spin or glossing over reality. There are two aspects to consider, economic & social development.
1) Economic- you can't take away credit from Modi for the spectacular GDP growth & his admin ability. At the same time, you can't deny Gujarat was always a industrially advanced states. And it was obviously able to take advantage of the liberalization better. However, you look at social development indicators like IMR, MMR, population control, HIV awareness, literacy, etc, Gujarat is not even in Top 5 or 10 among the biggere states in India. Most industrially advanced/urbanized states in India like Mahar, TN, Karnataka, kerala, AP are all doing better than Gujarat on such important indicators.

2) Social- if the CM doesn't even go to riot victims of minority community, it speaks volumes about his personal attitude towards such issues. We ask ministers facing allegations to resign to avoid him obstructing justice. In case of Modi, he remained HM for a longtime after 2002. So, he can't shrug off his direct responsibility without a direct apolog.

Bharathi

Anonymous said...

I read Burkha Dutt's article on Modi in Hindustan Times which is so full of advice for Modi. I do not think he needs advice from anyone.Your articles will rip the arguments of the Modi-hate brigade. So refreshing to read.

venuvakeel said...

The leaders are of two kind one is build up by himself from the grass root and other section is brouht and imposed from upper authority.Modi's success lies in grass roots even if entire media world turns against the touch of grass root remains intact!

VENU
Arusha,Tanzania

Azzazin007 said...

Great piece by you sir! Our English media channels (not sure abt the others) are not worth anything. They made sure that almost evry1 thought modi was complicit in the crime. EVen his defenders acknowledged that maybe he must have done something overtly or covertly. Nobody wud ever think of the possibility that he cud even be completey innocent.

Bhatt, Alok said...

My biggest grudge is against mainstream media (including Hindi as well as English- you should have watched CNN IBN7's interview of Shahnavaz Hussain (SH) yesterday- it was as if interviewer was out to prove his point and sounded more like Manish Tiwari interviewing SH-Ashutosh had to interrupt in between). even print is not to be far behind-worst is the complete capitulation of IE-i am sure RN Goenaka must be in terrible pains up there). How can this media forget Rajiv Gandhi's famous "jab bada ped girta hai" comment in the aftermath of massacre of 3500 sikhs perpetrated by Congress goons? What about riots in bhiwandi and ahmedabad in 80's when congress govt's allowed massacre of Hindus everytime Rathyatra procession used to be taken out. I am not justifying killing of one by other but the point Im trying to bring home is that if Congress can ask to move on for 84, why not let Modi do the same if he is trying to move on......and, remember courts have not yet implicated Modi and it is all media managed, NGO driven, and congress funded trial. Why no one talks of those innocent 57 ppl burnt alive in Godhara? Why only Gulbard society visited and not those 500 Hindus who died in these riots. Let's accept one thing, Gujarat 2002 was an aberration in the sense that losses on the side that started those riots was more than the one which took it to next level- else past records always will point otherwise.

Why does Indian media think that ordinary Indian has no understanding of issues and events and would need expertise of all those left leaning self styled intellectuals like Bdutts, Sagarikas etc etc....?

Last but not the least, it is so refreshing to see someone still holding on to the "right of the centre" ground. We need such views in this highly polarised Indian media world.......else this country will suffer the same way as our kids are, by reading a history that is largely being written by left leaning (again self styled) intellectuals. I mean even a small country like Macedonia is being able to do what a large country like India couldnt-project their history as they want it to be projeted and not how some left leaning group had!

Coming back to Modi, I have no doubt left in my mind that if not King, he will be a King maker. Only a villified media campaign aimed at Modi could stop him being projected as the PM. And thats where people like you and Tavleen will come into picture.

This country needs to be saved from an impending disaster called "Rahul Gandhi". Even my camp manager's political understanding is better than that of "this winner of genetic lottery" called Rahul Gandhi.

Last but not the least, if this country were to be deprived of a guy like Modi of Prime-ministership; nation will rue its losses same way as it does-time n again- of not seeing Sardar Patel at the helm in the post independence history.....or "Probity in publc life" suffered because of untimely, mysterious and sad demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri or our nuclear program sufered because of another mysterious loss of Bhabha.....examples are numerous but result will be only one-"Nation's loss".

Thanks for writing this beautiful piece!

rkm said...

Excellent piece!

Till I saw the so called right activist on TV, battle-axe was a just another term in the lexicon without any physical association.

Modi -clean, honest, hard-working, focused, decisive-is an exemplary leader that the country badly needs at the moment. Whether he gets to lead the country is another matter.

It's also the irony of the century that the US which kills Muslims world-wide in tens of thousands refused an entry visa to Modi for his failure to protect them.

The media in Bharat (I have taken a vow to call my country Bharat as with the Sindhu gone, the name India is an anachronism as is its national anthem and the name Hindustan would be unpalatable for many queasy stomachs) is a joke. Tell me in which other country boasting of a free press, Sonia Gandhi's abrupt absence from our midst would still remain a riddle enveloped in a mystery wrapped in an enigma?

Lastly, I am all for a fast for self-purification and to bring about peace and harmony but why make a circus of it? Modi could as well have undertaken the fast at home and it would have equally resonated all over the country. A lot of resource and money would have been saved and directed towards the suffering millions.

rkm said...

Excellent piece!

Till I saw the so called right activist on TV, battle-axe was a just another term in the lexicon without any physical association.

Modi -clean, honest, hard-working, focused, decisive-is an exemplary leader that the country badly needs at the moment. Whether he gets to lead the country is another matter.

It's also the irony of the century that the US which kills Muslims worldwide in tens of thousands refused an entry visa to Modi for his failure to protect them.

The media in Bharat (I have taken a vow to call my country Bharat as with the Sindhu gone, the name India is an anachronism as is its national anthem and the name Hindustan would be unpalatable for many queasy stomachs) is a joke. Tell me in which other country boasting of a free press, Sonia Gandhi's abrupt absence from our midst would still remain a riddle enveloped in a mystery wrapped in an enigma?

Lastly, I am all for a fast for self-purification and to bring about peace and harmony but why make a circus of it? Modi could as well have undertaken the fast at home and it would have equally resonated all over the country. A lot of resource and money would have been saved and directed towards the suffering millions.

Anonymous said...

In future if Narendra Modi, Jayalalitha, Mamata Banerjee were to be called to tv studios by Arnab Goswamis & Sagarika Ghoses , they should proceed with minimum 13 sword & whip wielding supporters as a precondition.

First lash them laceratingly , then cut off their tongues.Then reply:-

" This is OUR Swatanthram ".

" That is the way it is " like Hollywood's No Country For Old Men.

IamcallingfromthebunkerBarkha Dutt I had long advised to be buried inside a bunker. Only one change. Not with Musharraf but with Nira Radias , Kanimozhis & Spectrum Rajas. They would have a ball.They are THAT despicably UTTERLY shameless unscrupulous scum.

No Mist said...

Please allow me to point out one more aspect of Modi's transformation. In ~2007-9, he was openly derisive of the Congress high command ... giving them monikers like SRP ... personally I don't think anything wrong with that. but a prime ministerial candidate is expected to be above ridiculing anybody, even the opponents. A PM is the PM of whole of India, not just of his own party.

Modi seems to have imbibed this message. Gone is the Modi who used to joke about SRP's incompetence ... now he is much more confident, much more positive.

I see good future of India with Modi at the helm.

Nitish said...

Swapan sir, this is the first time I have visited your blog...I have watched you on many debate shows on TV..but your articles are the ones that really capture the journalistic piety, which is hard to see with the center stage media groups..

Kiran said...

Sir, You have hit the nail on the head! Great piece!
One more point - Our Mr Clean PM is not responsible for all the mess that goes on under his watch but Modi is responsible for all that goes on under his watch! How biased can the media get and how long can this continue?

Anonymous said...

Every time I see the likes of Teesta Setalvad on ELM, I cringe in my seat at the importance accorded to her. Didn't she falsify evidence submitted to the Supreme Court. She would be behind the bars in any other country. Only in our ELM she is able to strut around like the epitome of truth.
Less said about NDTV and Barka Dutt the better. I'm glad this channel has lost most of its ERP ratings and is languishing at the bottom now.

PULAKESH UPADHYAYA said...

Swapan.I wonder when Indian media will come out of biased preceptions of flawed secularism. My blog on NaMo is also an attempt to do the same

neo_reloaded said...

sir, it is my belief that what ever i spend time on must either be Fun or must be intellectually stimulating .. i find both in your writing..have you ever thought about penning a book?? if not u should.. happy to know people still stand up for what they feel is right!!

Prashant Shah said...

I have no doubt the Mainstream Media is managed by Congress in terms of Modi.
Fact is that Modi scares the Shit out of Congressies
1. Their Yuvraj is nothing in comparison to Modi
2. If he takes the Centerstage, be assured all the Congressies would be in TIHAR for Corruption & Black Money.

Hence they are fighting tooth and nail to keep Modi away from Center.
Unfortunately for them, Modi kuchh alag MITTI ka bana hai.... He builds bridges on every Brick thrown at Home.
I wish to see Modi as PM.

The Talkative Man said...

This is an excellent article by Sri Dasgupta. I found his comparison with GWB to be right on. You may remember the US media suffering from "Bush Derangement Syndrome".

When we look back on this period we will marvel at the intensity of the decade long (and still continuing) hate campaign against Sri Modi. This is without parallel in modern India.

Anonymous said...

Perfectly balanced article Mr Das gupta. Some news channels have been xtremely critical of Mr Modi. Arre Their must b something extraordinary in him that makes him a topic of discussion from India to United nations to United states

Crazy Mind said...

indeed Modi ji has proved their critics wrong...In my opinion what started as a criticism has become a "Modi-Phobia" now a days. just have a look at all the comments made by politicians, it shows their fear and agony. it is indeed a very pitiful condition for media as to keep biased and sponsored views in front of public. I can feel media being misused by a handful of people...

-Crazy Mind
http://intomycrazymind.blogspot.com

HP said...

Let's accept it, for those in positions of political power, stigma of dark deeds (or inaction) is hard to erase. Isn't Indira Gandhi remembered more for her dictatorial streak a la the emergency? While no one should deny Modi the credit for all his developmental achievements, can his moral culpability be just forgotten? When choosing friends, do you go by their material achievements alone, even if they're suspect of being unreliable ethically/ morally? Do you really believe that Modi did no wrong? That the entire public perception about his failure as a CM vis-a-vis the riots is wrong, a creation of media? That even Vajpayee was wrong in admonishing him and advising him to abide by Raj-dharma?

JK said...

Really a good one..

I wonder when our historians and politicians can glorify King Asoka who himself was not only brave but known for his cruelty and may have massacred lakhs of time compared to those died in 2002. Our history book glorify him just because he adopted Buddhism, what do we need his example by having image of a pillar constructed by him on Indian currency.

Then why opposing Modi?.

Even Mugal Emperor ShahaJahan after constructing Taj Mahal had cut the fingers of workers and we feel proud of such monument today.

How come Media, Human Rights can have double standard? Why there should not be a debate on such controversial figure?

Deep Mkerj said...

Sir, another wonderful post. What with the green-tinted lenses of Congress, the red-tinted lenses of the communist mafioso and the left-sighted media, gullible Indian Hindus actually start believing what the "liberal" media says about Modi and anti-minority riots in general.

While whatever happened in Godhra was extremely unfortunate and sickening, in terms of scale it was nowhere near what Indians (Hindus) have endured historically for the last 1000 years - be it Akbars ethnic clensing of 30,000 Hindus in Chittorgarh Fort, or Bhaktiyar Khiljis sacking of the whole Hindu population of Nadia or Mahmud Ghazins marathon sessions of picking Hindu towns and "dispatching all the infidels to hell by the sword" or Babur's Hindu head-severing games. Anyone who reads history will known which side has worn the boots.

But no, people are out here to vilify Narendra Modi without attempting to prove his guilt first. Crimes against humanity are the worst possible crime, and if proven guilty he must be punished, but not before. The historical context of Islamic rule in India must never be forgotten, because history has an uncanny habit of repeating itself. Nobody said division was a one time process.

Maverick's Den said...

Well. I endorse all your thoughts. But I'm still Modignostic:). People of India unlike mostly business oriented Gujjus looks out for humanity more than Developmentality. Though second letter and closing remarks from Modijis were cue for reconciliation. I think he has to play some Gandhi cards both from within and to nation.

Maverick's Den said...

Well. I endorse majority of thoughts.But I'm still Modignostic:). People of India unlike majority of business oriented Gujjus prefer humanity over Developmentality.His second letter and closing remarks appear like cue to reconciliation, but only next gen Moditva only has to answer. However I think he has to play some Gandhigiri for within and to the people.

Maverick's Den said...

We would be more happy to see Vajapeyee's protege at helm of affairs than Advani's protege.We need statesman, neither politician nor astute administrators. Narendra Modi is fallen angel to Vajapeyee's Rajadharama :(

rkm said...

Indiara gandhi, despite her dictatorial streak, is still remembered as the strongest prime minister the country has ever had.

So be it with Modi.

Anonymous said...

I am also absolutely unwilling to endorse Narendra Modi.

Have written enough earlier about my misgivings. That he & the rest of his supporters welcomed with open arms Ratan Tata who was as culpable as communists of Paschim Banga in merciless slaying of farmers , their wives & children with a " swagatham" gags me !! In my judgement this does not qualify as incorruptible but as heartless ruthless CRUEL MERCENARIES.

Smt. Jayalalitha and Smt Mamata Banerjee tower well above this ruthless Modi. Even the bitterest non admirer of Mamata Banerjee grudgingly conceded Mamata is absolutely sans avarice.

Modi & BJP will always remain Muslim haters. RSS is also full of antedeluvian prejudices against women.

Jayalalitha supported by trustworthy people is my preference.

Anonymous said...

I am also absolutely unwilling to endorse Narendra Modi.

Have written enough earlier about my misgivings. That he & the rest of his supporters welcomed with open arms Ratan Tata who was as culpable as communists of Paschim Banga in merciless slaying of farmers , their wives & children with a " swagatham" gags me !! In my judgement this does not qualify as incorruptible but as heartless ruthless CRUEL MERCENARIES.

Smt. Jayalalitha and Smt Mamata Banerjee tower well above this ruthless Modi. Even the bitterest non admirer of Mamata Banerjee grudgingly conceded Mamata is absolutely sans avarice.

Modi & BJP will always remain Muslim haters. RSS is also full of antedeluvian prejudices against women.

Jayalalitha supported by trustworthy people is my preference.

Anonymous said...

BJP indeed is scary because of its obscurantism. Let me give you another instance of their high handedness to prove they are women haters.

The wife of some state's chief minister ( sorry cannot recall but BJP) is a regular patron of one of those beauty parlours beckoning customers with posters. YET , the fuddyduddy Chief Minister suddenly went on a vandalistic frenzy like Iran's mullahs asking his footsoldiers to destroy & damage the beauty parlour in the name of apasanskriti.

His wife like an Indian wife suddenly could not remember her own regular visits for FREE. RSS is always like that. The same BJP wife so unctuously cried out when onion prices shot up " I have applied for a bank loan as I cannot afford onions " ( Who knows these politicians might insert free onions quota also like free air travel , petrol etc)

In the seventies when lungi was a craze among girls RSS Gurumurthy bemoaned like the rest " kaliyuga is because of lungi clad teenagers" ( not exactly the same words but import).

Today in the tawdry movies churning kollywood , SPBalasubramanian's son after raping & blackmailing another actress in a rave party asserts :-

(sic) " Her revealing dress & physique turned me on. She is guilty". And a whole lot of men & women are behind him as SPB is their fav playback singer.

India is one chaotic unmanageably anarchic entity. Jayalalitha supported by America , China Israel, Europe , UK , Australia & Arab countries would be my preference.

Anonymous said...

BJP indeed is scary because of its obscurantism. Let me give you another instance of their high handedness to prove they are women haters.

The wife of some state's chief minister ( sorry cannot recall but BJP) is a regular patron of one of those beauty parlours beckoning customers with posters. YET , the fuddyduddy Chief Minister suddenly went on a vandalistic frenzy like Iran's mullahs asking his footsoldiers to destroy & damage the beauty parlour in the name of apasanskriti.

His wife like an Indian wife suddenly could not remember her own regular visits for FREE. RSS is always like that. The same BJP wife so unctuously cried out when onion prices shot up " I have applied for a bank loan as I cannot afford onions " ( Who knows these politicians might insert free onions quota also like free air travel , petrol etc)

In the seventies when lungi was a craze among girls RSS Gurumurthy bemoaned like the rest " kaliyuga is because of lungi clad teenagers" ( not exactly the same words but import).

Today in the tawdry movies churning kollywood , SPBalasubramanian's son after raping & blackmailing another actress in a rave party asserts :-

(sic) " Her revealing dress & physique turned me on. She is guilty". And a whole lot of men & women are behind him as SPB is their fav playback singer.

India is one chaotic unmanageably anarchic entity. Jayalalitha supported by America , China Israel, Europe , UK , Australia & Arab countries would be my preference.

anything under the sun said...

I am sorry, Mr Dasgupta, but this is something not about this write-up.
I just hear you say that the sentence "India will be victorious" was wrong (in the NDTV programme)

Can you please enlighten me what exactly is wrong here?

Anonymous said...

I was in full agreement with your views until I read in the papers that Mr.Modi refused a skull cap from a Muslim leader. This is totally tasteless of a man who sits on a dais wearing all kinds of funny headgear giving the impression of an Emperor! I do not appreciate many things Ms.Sarabhai & many of the human right activists say about him but the arrest of Mallika Sarabhai seems to be high handed. One wonders if Modi really means Sadbhavana or this is another stunt as many believe. Many like me would be very disappointed at this.

Anonymous said...

".... refused a skull cap from a Muslim leader. This is totally tasteless of a man who sits on a dais wearing all kinds of funny headgear giving the impression of an Emperor!"

Comment posted by Anonymous.

Not just that. Modi was so ultra ARROGANT he asked that Muslim leader to give him a shawl in place of the Skull Cap.

BJP damage control machinery went on overdrive. This Modi has ruthlessly & meticulously been BREAKING the very SPIRIT of Muslims in Gujarat. He is indeed a TYRANT who needs to be punished. God forbid , I shudder to think of what would become were he to become a national level leader.

Hindus have this colossal delusion they alone are descendants of Vedic Rishis & the rest like Muslims don't belong here. So it is the Muslims of India who are under the constant pressure of proving their loyalty blahblah & often have no outlet to express the discrimination they face in every sphere.

Forget the useless press.From what I have SEEN & HEARD with my own eyes it is the hindus of India who are the terrorists.The politicians including congress don't care for anyone as they are not Aadhi Shankara or Enlightened beings.

Bangladeshi muslims are not the same as say Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Kerala Muslims. India itself is of diverse cultures. All Pakistani Muslims are not the same. This tarring them all as "terrorists" is highly erroneous.

Who is a terrorist? I would call most of my hindu relatives , converted christian teachers,hindu friends neighbours terrorists. Even one muslim has never created any problem for me at all.

And we sit & repeat like a mantra they are all terrorists , ghar vapasi blahblah.

Anonymous said...

I have been to South Bengal where my Hindu brothers and sisters of Deganga and other areas, have been a HELPLESS VICTIM to the rapid infiltration, daily riots and terrible human rights abuse on the Hindus. Temple after temple are destroyed, idols are desecrated, Hindu shops and establishments burnt in broad daylight and temple purohit-s lashed in public.

The local political leaders do not do anything other than deploying RAF at the very end and ensuring the arrest, ironically of Hindu victims because the Congress and NAC believe that it is only the "Majority" who "suppress" the minorities, forgetting that every instance should be judged by its merit and not generalized upon.

I am absolutely UNWILLING to endorse the Congress and its allies. If anyone has comprehended the threat perception in its entirety it is Mr Narendra Modi and he has my full support. Not because I want to establish a Hindu-rashtra or such B.S, but simple because of survival issues. The Kashmiri Pandit scenario is one such instance and not necessarily the last one and adequately illustrates what I am referring to.

And Mr Modi not wearing a cap is a non-issue. I have never seen any Muslim leader wearing a Swami Vivekananda style head gear.

satyam said...

good one... in this age when media will magnify even the smallest of scam.. or a policy decision its remarkable that mr. modi over so many years hasn't given the media even that straw to hold on to....plus why is the jd(u) so indignant!!! i mean if they so hate modi.. why not just walk out instead making BLANK noise

Dhruva said...

This is the first time i am visiting your blog. I never knew you were balanced in your views because we rarely see such type of journos in this leftist filled medias. may the population of journos like you increase