Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Weakness or strength - Modi as PM candidate

Too much of ink has been wasted on Narendra Modi's weakness and why he should not become the PM of India. I wondered aloud and took a look at the weakness Modi-baiters list, to present their case. The very reasons that are showcased a weakness’s are actually valid reasons for him to become the PM candidate. Let me explain...

One of the biggest weakness analyst’s claim for Modi, is, that he is a polarising figure. Look at the various past elections, the people have been uncertain and splintered in their voting patterns that we got smaller Parties calling the shots. There was hardly any figure who could polarise the voters, enthuse various groups to vote (for or against) and not splinter them into many groups. So if Modi is the PM candidate, chances of a more solid mandate in favor of either big party is possible. And isn't that an ideal situation to push reforms?

Another reason given is that Modi is an autocrat. Takes decisions quick but without other's inputs. Now this is possibly what India needs after 8 years of policy paralysis. Sonia, Cong, Rahul, NAC, Cabinet and allies have been pulling the PM in so many directions that PM is unable to drive the vehicle of governance. So an autocractic PM might be a better choice to pull India out of the sad economic and other policy hole the Nation has fallen into. An autocratic decision maker would be better than a PM who can't and won't take decisions.

In a way, these two so-called weakness are so much in contrast to current PM Manmohan Singh that they end up looking as strengths and 2 big reasons why Narendra Modi should be the prime PM candidate.


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  2. Bravo! Stumbled upon your blog and bookmarked it. I agree 100%. India needs a leader now, more than ever. We are at a cusp. Its glory ahead, or disaster. Who we choose our leader will decide the India story in the 21st century. I hope we choose wisely. Even if all the educated people simply vote (not even for NaMo or BJP), we will be all set. I hope all your readers vote, for the sake our great nation, and what it has stood for, for thousands of years.

  3. what your saying is fact, India needs a autocratic leader NOT modi. we want a peaceful India not a country with religious wars of which government supporting one and destroying other.

    1. If you, Jackson, are so worried about "India" - why don't you trust the Supreme Court SIT which has absolved NaMo of all charges? Nothing, let me repeat, nothing thrown at him by the Indian media has stuck in the court of law.

      Second, is Guj2002 the only riot the country has seen? What about several preceding riots in Ahemdabad? In 1969 riots that went on for months, more than 3000 people have been killed statewide. Or look at the Nellie massacre. If after all that, people like you would vote for Congress - it is only because it satisfies your need to be mollycoddled as a minority.

      Third, even today, the champions of "2002 riots" are silent about Muzzafarnagar Riots - simply because it happened in a secular regime, that of SP in Uttarpradesh. Had it happened in MP, all hell would have broken loose.

      Finally, after 2002 there has been no riots in Gujarat. Indian govt. (yes, run by UPA) documents the fastest alleviation of poverty amongst minorities in Guj, when compared to other states. It is definitely doing better than the secular UPA itself.

      People like you sir, hate Hindus. You hate the fact that the natives of this country are consolidating as a political force, and the kind of political influence that you peddled from 1947 till 2000's is fast disappearing due the consolidation. In order to stop the consolidation, you spew venom on leaders that also think of the majority community as equal citizens of this country. For your myopic gains and political influence, you support the worst kind of politicians en masse. This is what has ruined the country sir, not Narendra Modi or our ilk.


    2. This one is from voxindica dot net. I quote one of the comments:
      "The 1969 riots were a case in point. After breaking the Congress party, Indira Gandhi called her faction the Congress-I. She wanted to crush the original formation, the INC led by Hitendra Desai, who was then the Gujarat CM. The political tussle between the two resulted in one of the worst ever communal riots in the state’s history. The riots lasted for six months and killed about 5000 people in Ahmadabad alone and between 12000 and 15000 in the whole state."

      Stuff it in your pipe and smoke it.