Sunday, May 18, 2014

Verdict NaMo ...a Vision ....a Hope ....achhe din aane wale hain...

Frenetic guessing, volatile & high pitch debates across various news channels, pre poll campaigns of an unprecedented scale, kept 80 million electorate of the largest democracy on the edge of sanity for the last 40 - 45 days. Rallies, meetings, comments, counter comments....sometimes scathingly vitriolic, religious sentiments evoked, breaking the moral code of conduct, use of technology (holograms), social media (FB, Twitter) for better reach....the 16th General Election campaign of India saw it all.
Who will emerge.....NaMo or RaGa or a Third Front, or even AK.....various poll pundits, various predictions, various trends....each claiming its rightful place amongst discussions......it was completely mind boggling. The biggest worry was a fractured mandate leading to a downward spiraling economy & further vote bank politics in the name of Secularism !!!

Its all over now with an unparalleled victory for Narendra Modi led BJP.....a crystal clear majority for BJP alone clocking a staggering 282 seats & the NDA alliance closing on 336. For the first time since 1984, a political party has on its own claimed clear majority....the first party other than Congress to do so since Independence.....by far the largest anti incumbency verdict since Independence. Such has been the dominance of the saffron, that while Congress failed to even open its account in as many as ten states & failed to clock double digit in any one, the BJP swept clean in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa & had near clean sweeps in UP, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, & Madhya Pradesh. Even states like Assam, Odisha, West Bengal have opened account for BJP & there were good inroads in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, J&K, & Punjab.... truly a national presence. In fact BJP's tally of 71 in UP alone was better than the national tally of UPA !!

So absolute has been the results, that the ruling UPA Govt has been reduced to an abysmal low of 60 seats, with Congress claiming a mere 44 seats & now completely at the mercy of the Speaker for an Opposition Status. In fact as a party, this has been their worst ever performance, not even putting a tally of 54 seats (minimum 10% - one tenth of Lok Sabha) & hence may not even qualify to put up their leader as the Leader of Opposition on their own......only three of their 28 cabinet ministers managed to retain their respective seats....... finally a decisive verdict by the Country against a party which has been enjoying an extended stint over the years using divisive strategies, vote bank politics & corrupt leadership !!!
They will need radical changes in their approach, policies, strategies & above all Leadership.....all of which needs complete overhaul....if they ever want to return to recognition amongst the country's electorate.

Narendra Modi, would be a satisfied man for now. It has been a campaign well orchestrated, well planned & exceptionally well executed. A victory well deserved....for all the resilience, faith in capabilities & team work at the grass root levels.
Not a single politician in Independent India would have had to face such strong opposition....ever. Both political & intellectual. Over the years, he has been spurned, criticised (sometimes even by his own partymen), lambasted, hounded & even written off from becoming a National Leader. His detractors kept on screaming hoarse for the 2002 riots in Gujarat ( a charge that even a Supreme Court set up SIT has given him a clean chit for !!).....& in fact, probably they lost this election, as they had nothing else to speak of....& the country had seen enough of scams & corruptions, minority card based vote bank politics, riff raff coalitions, abject lack of strong leadership & myopic vision over the last two terms of the UPA.
On the contrary, Narendra Modi had three successive terms in Gujarat on merit of good governance, development, & credible achievements to show case & he went across the country harping on the same model to replicate.....a story that the mass could relate to, a promise that the youth could identify with, a story that the backward & the downtrodden over years could look up to with hope.... & the results have comprehensively established this diktat. It has indeed been the rise of a phoenix...virtually from ashes. Maa Ganga has indeed showered her blessings on this Son of the Soil.....it has indeed been a fairy tale journey from a tea stall to Shakha to State Leadership to National Leadership.....a path completely strewn with very few roses & plentiful thorns...but a path worth traversing !!!

Naendra Modi gets a full term ahead....a full 60 months of National Leadership through inclusive governance....to resurrect India's economy, uphold the heritage values, establish trust & faith amongst all communities, opportunities by merit & not by any bias.... as the Lotus blooms....truly a Modified India. As he has been saying ... "Acche din aane waale hain" ...NaMo NaMo....Om NaMo Shivaye....

His recent interviews have been an eye opener....full of maturity, humility, long term vision, but with a resilient confidence in his abilities....despite such a resounding victory, he welcomes inclusive governance...it gives us hope for sure.....lets all help him rediscover India....realize our dreams.
As first steps, keenly waiting for the new Cabinet to take oath.... who are the guardians of the various portfolios ??  There certainly would be some interesting news in the making ahead......

We as a Nation will watch him fulfill the promises made..... as will the rest of the World....

Jai Hind....

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