India goes to polls in a few days. The systematic rot brought out by the Gandhi Nehru complex is for all to see. In this backdrop, I would be glad to see the present dispensation out.
In the heydays of BJP in power, India had all round development. Although, the regime was “marked” by Godhra riots, it is increasingly clear that the guilty were brought to book despite the prostestations of the English Language Media. Contrast to this, even after 25+ years, the guilty for Sikh riots have been given a clean chit to contest the elections.
I remember reading about the reason for the security prevalent during BJP’s rule. Although POTA had been implemented across the country, the “alleged excesses” were overhyped. The then police commissioner in New Delhi had been given clear orders to smash the sleeper cells in the city after the audacious parliament attack.It remains a mystery to me as to why a decisive action against Pakistanis was not taken as per Operation Parakram but it was clearly the largest military movement I had seen till date.
BJP has a lot at stake for very obvious reasons. The media, which is permanently opposed to the cause of “hindutva”, has been drumming up support for Congress and it’s allies. The excesses of the present Government have been ignored. Interestingly, no one speaks about the reservation issue; given the fact that affirmative action for the “benefit of minorties” anywhere has met with abject failure.
Given this, it is heartening to see that the same people who have such apathy towards the political process in general have identified the cause of BJP and united on a common front for promoting BJP. Their methods are more reliant on the present information age tools namely SMS, Internet and Web 2.0 channels. It would be heartening to know the outcome of these efforts. Even if BJP does not obtain a clear majority, it has clearly set a process whereby ordinary Indian feels a part of his nation and is keen to develop the country for greater common good. All the more, it would give these people to redouble their efforts and ensure greater victory for BJP at the hustings.
I was genuinely amused to hear about this “Obama style campaign”. In US, it is the huge amount of “industrial complex” money given as “political donations” that calls the shots. A country where media dominates and stupefies a vast majority of “born again” morons, it is the person with the “right credentials” manages to win. Per se, the policies don’t change overnight because that is what keeps American hegemony intact.
Indian elections are dominated by local issues and increasingly in this election time by the national issues, mercifully. The collective conciousness is not “awakened” because of many varied factors. I rarely come across any “south Indian” in North or vice versa who proudly claims that he is Indian. Given this backdrop, it is an uphill task to get the “cohesiveness” and get the nation to vote as a block for the party that truly represents the electorate on the issues that matter.
I rarely make any political statements on this blog, but it would be worthwhile to have BJP to come to power. I personally want Narendra Modi to get a national perspective and be projected as a BJP mascot. He the gumption and the farsightedness to have the country on rails.
I am keeping my fingers crossed for the final outcome. I hope that the elections are free and fair with the exercise of the voting rights by majority of people.
Here’s to the the friends of BJP. Three cheers and keep on the good work!