Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Narendra Modi - will he win?

This question will be asked in the next few months. The Elections in Gujarat are due. All the secular forces are sick of Narendra Modi. He is icon of Hindu supremacy. And that is not a correct political thought in India.

But Modi won for the second time 5 years ago. If he wins this time - and it is not impossible - it will be a feat of some sort.
"In my state you can't remove any chief minister by blaming him for riots! " - a Gujarat BJP leader opposing Modi speaking on off the record.
His winning will not be because the Hindus like the idea of Hindu supremacy. That is not innate nature of Hindu psyche. But his winning will be dependent upon the intensity of retaliation on the blatant policy of Muslim appeasement followed by other parties.

The more the Muslim appeasement, the greater the Hindu bashing, the better are the chances of Modi winning.

Modi as an administrator is probably no better or worse than other leaders in Gujarat/India. The prosperity in Gujarat is not an issue - as it is in BIMARU states. So issues of Hindu bashing and/or Muslim appeasement will get thrown up. At least Modi would like them to be thrown up. And if they are not (unlikely), Mody would induce such issues. He is master manipulator of such sentiments and would not rest in peace.

I wish him the best for that will make interesting reading in the months ahead!


Anita kumar said...

I used to think exactly the way you have suggested, but now I am rethinking. Being in Bombay my interaction with Gujaraties(the common man) is quite frequent, both those who live in Gujarat and keep coming to Bombay and those who are living in Bombay as well as those who are in other cities and I meet them on Net.
They are all praise for MOdy and no gujarati is saying that what he did (engineering hindu-muslim riots) was wrong. He has unfortunately succeeded through his propaganda that riots were instigated/initiated by muslims and the second reason is exactly what you have stated, that political parties should not give any concessions to them

Unknown said...

But Modi has done a lot of good to Gujrat, Specially creating good conditions for investments and thereby increasing prosperity. Gujrat was never in BIMARU atates those are Bihar, Rajsthan, Madhyapradesh (now much better) and Uttar Pradesh. The problem with Hindus is that they are reactionaries and hence get all the blame where as others instigate and get away.

आलोक said...

Found this today. This would be one of the few non technical non Hindi blogs on my reading list.

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