The Congress suffers from Modi phobia

March 19, 2011 at 9:21 am 7 comments

With all the tremors caused by the WikiLeaks a small news item in the Indian Express (18th March 2011) would have been missed by many: ‘Congress MLA writes to ‘Minister  Antony over General’s praise for Modi’ It is ridiculous that the praise bestowed on Modi by Major General I.S.Singha should have irked the Congress party in the State. The Congress MLA writes that it is most unfortunate and a reflection on the deteriorating standards of the Indian army. Imagine the yardstick the MLA has used to measure standards of the Army! He hopes that Minister Antony would take steps to prevent ‘politicians earning legitimacy’ by inviting praise from serving Army officers..

Babu Shah the MLA from Rapar further clarifies that it is not to be construed as a complaint against the Major General but to request the Defence Minister to prevent politicians from earning legitimacy by inviting encomiums from serving officers of the Indian Army and to take appropriate steps in this regard. Does it mean that praising Modi reflects deteriorating standards in the army or does the deterioration of standards happen if only Modi is praised? Can other Congress CMs and the PM be praised? Will that reflect high standards of the Indian Army?

Does the Congress MLA want Minister Antony to give a blanket order that serving officers should not accept invitations from politicians and if they do accept not to praise them? Or does it mean that the Defence Minister should ban politicians from inviting serving army officers? Does this mean that Antony’s writ runs over not only the army officers but also over politicians? It is not clear why the Congress party suffers from Modi phobia and indulges at every drop of the hat Modi bashing. It seems to me that Modi is treated as an alien and the Congress party would rather extend praise to an enemy of the country –as Pakistan rather than Modi.

Modi has earned praise globally and the people of Gujarat love their CM and know what their CM is all about. But what irks one is the Congress MLA thinks that by the Army officer showering praise on Modi he has legitimized Modi and his regime. This is simply nonsense, because Modi is not handpicked-neither did he come through the backdoor as the Congress Manmohan Singh.He is neither an extra un-constitutional power as Mrs Sonia Gandhi. He is duly elected by the people of Gujarat so where is the question of legitimacy through praise of the Army officer? Did Modi wait and request Major General Singha to praise him? Gujarat does not function with a No 10 Janpath-everything follows the democratic norms and procedures. It is a travesty of justice that the Congress which has a super extra un-constitutional power centre should be faulting Modi .It is also a betrayal of the people of India that the Congress wants Modi to fail and falter in his development strides. That there is not a single Congress CM- for that matter even a Union cabinet minister to match the astute governance of Modi is a fact. Instead of being happy that at least there is one man to deliver the goods and strive ceaselessly for the development of his State the Congress sets hurdles and does not miss an opportunity to bash Modi. Is Modi’s government tainted by scams? Has Modi skeletons in his cupboard as the PM and the UPA have and which comes tumbling with regularity? A party which has politically sinned and is living and surviving in political illegitimacy should fault Modi and request Minister Antony to prevent politicians from earning legitimacy by inviting encomiums from serving Army officers is laughable.

The Congress men/ women should be given a primer in democracy and in political probity. Respect for elected leaders, adherence to democratic norms and procedures, honesty in governance and above all a healthy attitude to the Opposition-these the Congress men and women do not have and that’s the reason why Indian democracy is today more an oligarch.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,



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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sivaraman  |  March 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    The Congress MLA’s letter addressed to the Defence Minister is
    is not meant for DM.It is to catch the eyes of the Supreme Commander,to be added to the Marks for Sycophancy.This is one more qualification for the Supreme Commander to consider him for some lucrative assignment .

    • 2. hilda raja  |  March 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      Sivaraman you are quite sharp.Even I thought of it but then did not want to give it some credence.But as you rightly said the Supreme commander is such a muff that she will be very happy to give some posting to this MLA Rapar.She wants others to stoop to her but in her behaviour she stoops low.Thank you for your comments.Exchange only educates and gives us another view.
      All the best especially for Holi.

  • 3. Sita  |  March 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Ma’am, its not only the congress/Sonia who is fixated on Modi but apparently the U.S. and our MSM too.
    My respect for Modi increased from seeing the way he is reported to have reacted to the U.S.Consul.

  • 4. Sita  |  March 22, 2011 at 8:06 am an insider’s view of Hindu

    • 5. hilda raja  |  March 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Sita only Modi can talk to the us ashe did.He is incorruptible even the USA admits and he is positioning himself for bigger things.The greater the hurdles-the stiffer the Oppsotion against Modi the higher he will fly.He is made of a sterner stuff-his Sanatana Dharma and all that it stands for has instilled in him a courage which the virtuous alone have.The dogs bark but the carvaran passes by….great Sita we are on the same wave length in all that is important.I am proud of you and am happy too.that you were my student,Love,maam

      • 6. TRUTH  |  July 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm


  • 7. Thirumaran Sankaramani  |  March 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Dear ma’am,
    I earnestly believe it is time you started writing also in Tamil. We, the Tamils, need sane and sensible voices to be heard.
    Do, please, consider.
    21:10 hours


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