Why I Support Narendra Modi

Update [March 20, 2014]: I had forgotten that I had already written a blog post on this topic and I wrote another one on Medium. You can read it on this link. Update ends

I support Narendra Modi using the same logic that I used to support Anna Hazare and his team: whatever might be his fundamental flaws, he seems to be good for the country. I don’t believe in getting stuck in a singular idea of “this person is bad” or “that method is bad” and just to prove a point drown myself in a well of illogical arguments.

First of all, I agree that whatever happened in Gujarat (during riots) was a terrible tragedy and it should not have happened and even if Modi was not directly orchestrating the riots, he was guilty of not controlling them, or not being able to control them. I believe every riot can be controlled and if somebody tells me that things were beyond his or her hands, it seems very scary. It is something like, a country attacks us, and we couldn’t control its soldiers. So no, I don’t see a halo around Modi. Every citizen of our country is important irrespective of his religion or class and hence deserves protection during internal and external turmoil.

Why I support Modi is because he is less dangerous compared to the other crop of politicians that we have. Take for instance people in the Congress party. Just as the government of Narendra Modi is held responsible for Gujarat riots, the Congress party is held responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that happened in the wake of the assassination of Indira Gandhi. Just as Narendra Modi said

Every action has a reaction

(he was referring to the Godhra incident in which a train full of Hindu kar sevaks was set ablaze by a rampaging Muslim mob)

Rajiv Gandhi had said

The earth is bound to shake when a big tree falls

(he was referring to the unhindered slaughter of more than 3000 Sikhs after Indira Gandhi’s assassination by his Sikh bodyguards)

In both the cases, the state failed to protect its citizens from its own citizens.

Not many people are aware of this fact but the Congress party is the most communal party India has ever had. Although it does not openly instigate one community against another it constantly plays the communal insecurity card (look, only we can keep you safe from Hindu fanatics) to garner minority votes. It would have gladly mollycoddled the Hindu vote bank but the problem with Hindus is that they are severely divided among different castes and sub-castes and so are their votes.

Additionally, in the garb of protecting the minorities, it has plundered the country like hell, and this is where the crux of the problem lies. It constantly plays the communal card, and it is also responsible for keeping most of the country backward, poor, insecure and illiterate. The party is solely responsible for the mess our country right now is in terms of economy, corruption, development and terrorism.

People who think that it was the Congress that opened up the economy are gravely mistaken. First of all, it was the Congress that nationalized everything and openly supported socialist/Marxist ways of running the country right from the days of Jawaharlal Nehru. Do you know that multinational companies like Coca-Cola and IBM had to windup and leave because private enterprise was severely curtailed and wherever it was allowed (Tatas, Birlas, etc.) it was done at the cost of healthy competition and efficiency? No single file could be moved without greasing the palms of bureaucracy and the political class.

Regarding the Congress opening up the economy and liberalizing the industry, they were arm twisted into doing that. The country was running bankrupt and the World Bank had refused to sanction loans. Since lots of World Bank money goes into the pockets of politicians (the World Bank is aware of that), they would have been in big trouble had they not initiated the scam of liberalizing the economy. After that, whatever followed was incidental and random. That is why, we seem to be advancing, but with no real results. The rich are getting richer due to obvious reasons and the poor are getting poorer due to obvious reasons. Whatever “boom” you get awed at — call center employees and software coolies — too is incidental and what they call, ancillary.

Narendra Modi on the other hand is doing some real, solid development in Gujarat. Has there been a single scandal (aside from secular breast-beating and Modi-baiting industry) ever since he became the CM? There is no law and order problem in most of the areas. A neighbor of ours shifted to Gujarat last year and he told they don’t even have to lock their doors while going out and everything is so affordable and good (they were constantly encouraging us to move there too).

Modi is making great progress in the fields of road transport, education, production and alternative energy. He personally conducts business and industry summits and invites large corporations to invest in the State. He constantly visits foreign countries to promote the cause of Gujarat (wich Chief Minister – except from perhaps Naidu – does that?). In fact the State of Gujarat is years ahead of the remaining country when it comes to producing solar and wind energy.

Some people want Rahul Gandhi to be the PM simply because he’s cute. Using the same logic, I would like Narendra Modi to become the PM because he has great oratory skills and unlike most of the Congress leaders, he doesn’t have to read a script while giving a speech. Have you ever observed how Manmohan Singh or Pranab Mukherjee cannot even raise their eyes from the papers they are reading from even for a couple of seconds? It shows whatever they say never comes out of their heart or brain.

So if it is a communal Modi plus development and freedom from corruption on one side and a disguised-communal government with disguised development that never actually takes place on another, any given day I’m going to go with the former choice even without baiting an eyelid.

  • http://twitter.com/sandeepshivansh sandeep

    agreed

  • http://twitter.com/sandeepshivansh sandeep

    agreed

  • Aditya shankar

    Perfect analysis. Elucidate and succinct. Rational and logical.

  • Manojmk25

    really,Narendra Modi is the great ruler of independent India. we need him as PM. and the time comes to stop the Gandhi family rule.

  • Guest

    “Every action has a reaction” Modi never said that. This is a media propagated lie. They even admitted that they had lied and felt that they were right to propagate such a lie.

    Please read Nicole Elfi on Godhra
    - http://www.jaia-bharati.org/nicole-elfi/ni-godhra-ang.htm

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  • Sahil

    great article and i truly agree with your views on Narendra Modi and Congress

  • http://opsudrania.blogspot.com/ Tejpal

    Amrit, I’m sorry as well as glad for visiting your page “accidentally” during my research on this topic of Godhra 2002. Do you also know that lot of Muslim secular congressmen were involved in this ghastly tragedy inflicted by these brute “Ghanchi” Godhra Muslims who are known since pre-independence to create communal strifes? These Ghanchis live in a ghetto near the Godhra station in a segregated area known locally as mini Pakistan. They had planned it on the evening of 26 February 2002 and bought the 140 Litre of petrol from a petrol pump. All these have been very well recorded by the SIT report. If we have to just label vicarious liability, matter is different but then why blame Modi who took over the state jst three months before this planned massacre. This roots in two ailments: 1. For reasons yet to be known or may never be known due to the kind of congress laid rule. 2. Vote bank politics for appeasement of minority votes.
    You may like to know the lie of Sharad Pawar after 1993 communal riots in Bombay where he was CM of Maharashtra at the time and he falsely recreated a thirteenth riot by Hindus (manufactured) to make it “politically balanced” to portray that both communities participated in these ghastly riots just to shield Muslims for vote bank cheap politics.

    • http://credible-content.com/blog/ Amrit Hallan

      What a coincident! I forgot that I had written this blog post and I wrote new one with the same title. You may like to read it here: https://medium.com/p/fc6aadb1e5fb

      • http://opsudrania.blogspot.com/ Tejpal

        I shall look at that more later. It’s too late night now n I want to retire. But you should have kindly answered my points here briefly. It’s very important. I’m a very inquisitive investigative mindset and love to get to the bottom of any problem I take on. Thanks for your reply.

        • http://credible-content.com/blog/ Amrit Hallan

          Mr. Tejpal. What are the questions that you asked? If you want to know whether I knew of the “Ghanchi” Muslims, then no, I didn’t know about them, and thanks for the information.

          • http://opsudrania.blogspot.com/ Tejpal

            Ghanchi is just one point. Kindly read my above comment carefully and at leisure. Amrit, I have been working at this tragedy for last over a year and it is mind boggling international religious + political conspiracy. I have written one specific column on it and it’s on net freely available. I very much request you to kindly read my above comment again. Don’t you think that your cursory repetition of asking again the same is a little uncivilised, if I may say so??? First find time to go through my above comment carefully and 1. find the questions asked. 2. Then kindly try to reply them point wise. With my due respects…..!

          • http://credible-content.com/blog/ Amrit Hallan

            Sorry if I’ve came off as “uncivilised”, but that was not my intention. I could find two questions in your comment: (1) The Congress involvement in the riots – yes I’m aware of that and I have written about it in the subsequent article published on Niticentral and (2) The Ghanchi Muslims who have been trying to foment trouble for a long time – this is something I didn’t know.

            Kindly post your article because right now if I search for “Tejpal” there is only one person I can find :-) No prizes for guessing.

            I’m really glad that you are doing your own research and many people in the country need to do their independent research not just to make themselves more aware but also spread this awareness among the others. Lots of misinformation is there in the guise of information.

          • http://opsudrania.blogspot.com/ Tejpal

            Please don’t think that I’m rash but just pointed a lapse in your debating style, just forget it now.

            Think, What and why of USA Visa ban against NaMo and Sonia Gandhi’s masterminding it via Indian venal conduits”. I am not Tejpal in reality but this is my screen name just to protect from the vindictive surfers because I write my investigative comments but my articles are written in my real name.

            Please being a rational person yourself, if you are cursorily asked repeated questions disregarding your written view, how bad does it feel? There was no offrence but just sad feeling of being ignored.
            More later…Dr. O. P. Sudrania

  • madanmohangupta

    nice article but we are still wondering why gandhian election system is not considered and views of namo on the same