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Who is afraid of Modi

Why is the Congress suffering from Modi phobia? The media should also know that the more it demonize Modi the more it will boomerang.The single point of accusation directed against Modi is the Gujarat riots.The Gujarat riots are rightly termed riots . Modi had only taken up his CM post ending a decade of political instability in Gujarat. He was just elected to the Assembly a fortnight before the out break of riots (24th Feb 2002) Much is made out of what Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had stated But if one has to read the whole interview and his statements carefully one will realize that he was not blaming Modi but was stating a fact-that the administration failed. Well it is easy to turn round and ask who was in charge of the administration. Modi was not in charge of leading the policemen and the cops on the roads. Modi had to work within an administration that was not geared and ill fitted for a riot of such proportions. It must be also noted that in the case of Gujarat riots the NGOs played a crucial role. These NGOs had their own vested interest. Money was flowing from abroad and before every Assembly election the NGOs had their propaganda machinery fine tuned.They never allowed Gujarat riots to be forgotten-nor thought it fitting to heal the wounds.. On the other hand they did are doing their best not to allow the communities to move on. Keeping them fixed in the Godhra Gujarat riots. They aggravate the issue and polarize the communities. The Congress had a major role and vested interest in this. This is evident when one takes the case of Sanjiv Bhatt-the man has been discredited by the SIT as an unreliable witness.Yet he had his connections with the Congress. His wife stood for the last Assembly election on a Congress ticket against Modi
Similarly the SIT found no evidence to support Zakia Jaffri’s complaint. But she persisted in trying to drag Modi as a conspirator. She was helped and abetted by Teesta Setalvad-the one who has been accused of tampering and coercing witnesses. These had a major impact on public perception. The media toed the line of anti Modi propagandist. It is against this background that one should read what is said about Modi .
The Gujarat riots hence stand on entirely a different frame work.Apart from the Congress and other vested interests forces working over time and bending backwards to fix Modi. It is within this context that one must read the interview of the CM of Goa Manohar Parrikar that there was administration failure.
When there were riots and terrorists’ attacks the Home Ministers of the relevant periods reeled out that it was systems failure. Who operates the system and what does it mean when they say that it was system’s failure? Does that not mean that Shivraj Patel and later Chidambaram were solely responsible and were unable to handle the systems and prevent the ‘failure’? Similarly also when train accidents happen and hundreds of people die and are injured again it is ‘system’s failure’ that is given as the cause-and these ministers get away with it coolly.The human face is invisible in these systems. So when CM of Goa stated that it was administration failure why point the finger at Modi? Well it must have been surely administration failure and not human failure. The point is through hook or crook the Congress and the media want to put the onus on Modi.
I would like to place emphasis on riots and pogrom-In 1969 during the Congress rule in Gujarat there were riots –the Reddy Commission states that the army deployment was delayed wilfully.But in Gujarat riots under Modi army was deployed within 20 hours.For example in Nellie –Assam when riots took place in 1983 total death toll of Muslims were 2191 and cent percent were Muslims. But post Godhra 66.81 percent killed were Muslims.(Govt of Gujarat figures) In Mumbai riots of 1992 of the 900 dead 575 were Muslims .The enquiry commission stated that the Chief Minister took four days in deploying the army.The State was under the Congress.All these are riots because both communities are victims..Compare this with the pogrom of the Sikhs when for five days Rajiv Gandhi allowed the Congressmen to go on rampage killing, looting raping and terrorizing the Sikhs.The attack on the Sikhs was preplanned by the Congress party because the Congress leaders led the butchers from the front. The victims were only Sikhs-that’s makes it a pogrom. For that matter one must not forget that there has been only one pogrom in India and that was under the Congress rule soon after the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984
Coming back to Gujarat-the SIT appointed by the Supreme Court-the intense investigations by the Central agencies do not have till date been able to pin point the failure of Modi-nor is there evidence that Modi was responsible. What is been overlooked conveniently is the fact that Gujarat riots is not the first of its kind in India.As BJP President Rajnath Singh vocalized that there was 12900 communal riots before 2002.Has any one pointed out at the CMs or any particular person as being responsible for these?
While one states that Gujarat was a communal riot what about Mumbai riots in 1992? Was it not communal? The difference between communal riots and pogrom is the unsavory truth that in the former both the communites are killed but in the latter only one community is targeted. Hence in 1984 the Sikh community was targeted and mercilessly butchered. This can be done only when the killers are organized and engineered and led. It is historical fact that in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination the Congress leaders like Jagdish Tytler,Bhaghat, and Sajjan Kumar instigated,incited and led the butchers to the Sikh shanties to kill, The cases are still on. It is easy to dispose of the cases on ‘lack of evidence’because of the lapse of time-29 years is a long period in one’s memory .What had Rajiv Gandhi then done?He simply watched when his men went about killing and rampaging- in statistically figures the numbers are ten times higher ,in brutality it was satanic because the Sikh men were chopped and killed in front of their families.Is this system’s failure, adminstration failure or one man’s total callous willful indifference? If right in the capital of the country one could not call in the army within hours and stop the pogrom what would one call it.? Rajiv Gandhi allowed the killings and the rampage to continue for five days before the army was called.
If Modi is to be blamed for the Gujarat riots then Rajiv Gandhi must be put on trial for the pogrom of the Sikhs and he must be posthumously made to account for the thousands of lives of the Sikhs.Then we can talk of hanging Modi.You cannot have two yardsticks and two justice systems in this country.It is not the prerogative of the Gandhis to engineer and target one minority community –the Sikhs, and get away with it.
There has been an orchestrated propaganda against Modi.While it must be noted that justice was quick in Gujarat riots. For the Mumbai blasts the first conviction came after 14 years and for the Sikh pogrom the first conviction came after full 13 years.There has been no life sentence. The maximum sentence handed in the first conviction was just 5 years.The case against Sajjan Kumar is still on-29 years and the nation is waiting for justice.On the other hand the SIT under Mr Raghavan has led to the arrest of a woman minister of the Gujarat government. Justice then seems to be swift and stringent when it comes to the Gujarat riots. Why this double standards?
Now that Modi is projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate there is more anti Modi propaganda. Look at the way how he was depicted when he went to Uttarakhand to rescue victims of the devastating deluge who were stranded and became victims to such a national disaster.If Rahul Gandhi had done the same he would have been showered with praise and the media hype.Instead of being happy that Modi rushed there and offered help and aid to Uttarakhand the CM of Uttarakhand rejects it .VIP movements have been restricted.Sheer jealousy and political myopia.
Anything and everything that Modi does is twisted and shown in a bad light. What is wrong if Modi aspires to be the PM? Can Rahul aspire-can his mother Mrs Sonia Gandhi keep pushing her son to the PM’s gaddi and can the PM tell the nation that he would be happy to have RG take his chair? All these sound right But for a nation of intelligent people it is crass sycophancy it is undemocratic. The media will be largely to blame if and when Rahul Gandhi fails and fails miserably.
The media has already put Modi on trial-found him guilty and passed the judgment to convict him. Modi does not seem to be afraid of these threats and insinuations. But we the people would like to find our justice system fair and open. Hence before Modi is tried and convicted for the Gujarat riots put Rajiv Gandhi for trial-the role he played or did not play in 1984-the justification he said, ‘when a big tree falls,the earth shakes” and “we must teach them a lesson”. This is a case square and clear that Rajiv Gandhi failed to control the pogrom.On the other hand he abetted it and was in full knowledge of it .So he must be tried for the mass massacre of a minority community. And the Congress party whose leader abetted the pogrom must be de-recognized-and then move on to the Gujarat riots. Till such let not the Congress and its sycophants get the impression that this nation is a nation of fools. Look around and see what is happening in Pakistan-justice will catch up sooner than later and Mrs Sonia Gandhi and her coterie will be bundled off. Justice is what we want –not selective justice not a judiciary system which is biased.
Modi has every right to project himself as the Prime Ministerial candidate-if Rahul Gandhi can so can Modi.In fact dynasty rule is anti-democratic while a man like Modi coming from the grassroot level aspiring and working himself to that level is a facet of a vibrant democratic dynamics.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
Vadodara,Gujarat

June 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm 4 comments

Secularism of the Congress

Secularism of the Congress
A great discovery our Prime Minister recently made-that Nitish Kumar is secular- Nitish responded to this that the Prime Minister has said the truth and thanked him for it. And what is this truth-that Nitish Kumar is secular! How truthful has Manmohan Singh been in his tenure as PM? He took the oath just a few days back as Rajya Sabha member and almost in the same breath said that he will be glad to see Rahul Gandhi take over as Prime Minister. He also said that he was happy to serve Assam for the fifth time. Poor Assam-when riots broke out there the PM was not seen or heard. How many times did he visit Assam? Oh yes he is the PM and hence he cannot be running to Assam. But look how the rules of the People’s Representative Act were amended to make Manmohan Singh a Rajya Sabha member representing Assam. He was quickly given a ration card and a house rented for him there. He becomes a representative of the people of Assam.Is not our democracry malleable -it can to twisted and dented and amended to suit the whims and fancies of the Congress.This is the PM who has spoken the truth according to Nitish Kumar.
When he had to speak the truth he confessed that he was out of the loop and when it came to the telecommunication scam in G-8 he did not apply his mind. Now what does he say about the Coalscam? Even a lower division clerk cannot sign something without applying his mind and get away with it. But we have Manmohan Singh-the PM of India who can. He believes in the three monkeys which are depicted as: see no evil-speak no evil and hear no evil. This is the person who has certified Nitish Kumar as secular and whom Nitish Kumar stated as having spoken the truth.
What lies behind that ‘truth’ that Nitish is secular-sheer vested interest and an eye on the coming elections. After all Manmohan Singh is not as innocent as he wants us to believe and he likes to stick to the gaddi-at least keep it warm till that time when the youth icon who is 43 years old decides to ascend it. This is democracy. Yet the Congress sycophants and courtiers were busy mouthing their uncivilized-ill-mannered and uncouth remarks on the elevation of Modi as the election panel chief. First why poke their noses into the business of another party. Second why dissect and denigrated the elevation of Modi when it is a known fact that Rahul Gandhi just walked on the red carpet up the hierarchical ladder.That is a dynastic elevation. RG did not have to prove himself. He is the Rich poor boy who talks with his foot in the mouth and yet all the so called Congress leaders including Manmohan Singh were full of praise for some body who had only a tag –the scion of the Nehru Gandhi family. But when it comes to Modi’s elevation he had to prove himself-This is not a dynastic elevation and hence there will be discussion, dissent and various opinions. How the media and the Congress went at it. Here comes a man who is focused who had from the lower ranks risen up, who transformed Gujarat and made it healthy economically. Gujarat under Modi has the best infra structure and communication system. Yet the Congress sycophants were belittling and berating his elevation. Is this democracy?
Jairram Ramesh must take a few lessons from Mrs Sonia Gandhi as to who is a real fascist and what is fascism because Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s father was a Mussolini man and so she will be well versed in fascism.The same can be said of Mafia.It originated in Italy and I am sure Jairam Ramesh must have read the ‘Godfather’.Mafia goes along with piety and patronage. Hence the throwing of crumbs to the poor.It is in this context that one should read the Food for Security bill and other welfare schemes her NAC scripts. But all the time keep development in the backburner-and poke fun at those who use the development plank for election.Is it not a contradiction that the Congress Party which ruled the longest In India has made more and more people backward? Rural and urban divide-rich becoming richer and poor becoming poorer. What has Rahul Gandhi to say to this? Ultimately the whole nation would become backward. Not just States fighting and lobbying for backward status.
This brings me to the contradictions and dichotomies that makes the Congress party .We have Mrs Sonis Gandhi houseless here in India but who lives in No 10 Janpath which is estimated to be between 300 to 400 crores. Her ancestral house is in Italy.She is so poor that she cannot afford to pay her water tax and her electricity bills. She has no car but has any number of bullet proof cars at her disposal. She has undisclosed illness and travels to the US for treatment rents out a whole facility to be there with her family members. So poor she is that she borrows money from her daughter. So we have an extra constitutional power centre-with all power but no accountability. With no education but decides on who has to be whom. With no money but who can jet across the globe in the jets of undisclosed persons for undisclosed reasons. She does not take a stand or intervene in Parliament but prods her party members to shout and silence the Opposition. One must not forget that this is the Congress which today talks of the Opposition being obstructive when under Rajiv Gandhi had a shouting brigade and which pulled down two governments. One thing I would credit Mrs Sonia Gandhi with-she delved deeply into the personality of Manmohan Singh.She studied it well and handpicked him as the Prime Minister because she realized that he has no spine. History will write him off as the weakest PM of India and this credit/discredit will go to Mrs Sonia Gandhi for her craftiness in selecting him for her agenda.
The Congress Party gets away by calling itself ‘secular’ This is its biggest contradiction-because its secularism is nothing but minority appeasement. Even this, one could countenance if it is really for the welfare of the minorities. It is done for only garnering votes. Strange like the secularism the Congress has-if one talks of Hindus and Hinduism then one is communal but if one talks of Muslims and Christians one is secular. One can glibly refer to Islamic countries and Christian countries. It is well taken. But if one says India is a Hindu country then all hell breaks loose. So I am at a loss to comprehend what communalism and secularism means for the Congress. An objective analysis of the Congress-its strategies, its utterances-its directions will easily make it the most communal party in this country.
Look at the persons and the selection criteria it used to induct new ministers.8 new faces(rather old faces) the Congress brought in. And all the time Rahul Gandhi was talking about youth but can one imagine bringing in old horses to fight the battle. One is even 86 years old Was it good governance-new vision, new energy, new perception and hard work which was used to induct these persons as cabinet ministers and Ministers of State? No, it was simply on communal lines. At every stage the Congress has used only communal criterion for its selection, elevation and entrustment of posts. So who is communal?
What I cannot understand is how and why the media is also swallowing this brand of secularism which the Congress preaches and practices. So Nitish is the new secularist certified by MMSingh, Lalu Prasad another secularist and Ram Vilas Paswan yet another all these call themselves secularists under UPA mother head of secularism. To be frank, point out one of them who is a true secularist. The media should do its homework and must adhere to ethics in journalism-truth and truth alone must prevail. It should not be allowed to be bought or bullied.
Talking about the welfare of Muslims by itself does not make one a secularist. It is sheer opportunism for votes. Built any number of churches and mosques it is secularism but built mandirs it becomes communalism. What sort of secularism do we have?
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
Vadodara

June 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm 4 comments

The secularism of the Congress

Secularism of the Congress
A great discovery our Prime Minister recently made-that Nitish Kumar is secular- Nitish responded to this that the Prime Minister has said the truth and thanked him for it. And what is this truth-that Nitish Kumar is secular! How truthful has Manmohan Singh been in his tenure as PM? He took the oath just a few days back as Rajya Sabha member and almost in the same breath said that he will be glad to see Rahul Gandhi take over as Prime Minister. He also said that he was happy to serve Assam for the fifth time. Poor Assam-when riots broke out there the PM was not seen or heard. How many times did he visit Assam? Oh yes he is the PM and hence he cannot be running to Assam. But look how the rules of the People’s Representative Act were amended to make Manmohan Singh a Rajya Sabha member representing Assam. He was quickly given a ration card and a house rented for him there. He becomes a representative of the people of Assam.Is not our democracry malleable -it can to twisted and dented and amended to suit the whims and fancies of the Congress.This is the PM who has spoken the truth according to Nitish Kumar.
When he had to speak the truth he confessed that he was out of the loop and when it came to the telecommunication scam in G-8 he did not apply his mind. Now what does he say about the Coalscam? Even a lower division clerk cannot sign something without applying his mind and get away with it. But we have Manmohan Singh-the PM of India who can. He believes in the three monkeys which are depicted as: see no evil-speak no evil and hear no evil. This is the person who has certified Nitish Kumar as secular and whom Nitish Kumar stated as having spoken the truth.
What lies behind that ‘truth’ that Nitish is secular-sheer vested interest and an eye on the coming elections. After all Manmohan Singh is not as innocent as he wants us to believe and he likes to stick to the gaddi-at least keep it warm till that time when the youth icon who is 43 years old decides to ascend it. This is democracy. Yet the Congress sycophants and courtiers were busy mouthing their uncivilized-ill-mannered and uncouth remarks on the elevation of Modi as the election panel chief. First why poke their noses into the business of another party. Second why dissect and denigrated the elevation of Modi when it is a known fact that Rahul Gandhi just walked on the red carpet up the hierarchical ladder.That is a dynastic elevation. RG did not have to prove himself. He is the Rich poor boy who talks with his foot in the mouth and yet all the so called Congress leaders including Manmohan Singh were full of praise for some body who had only a tag –the scion of the Nehru Gandhi family. But when it comes to Modi’s elevation he had to prove himself-This is not a dynastic elevation and hence there will be discussion, dissent and various opinions. How the media and the Congress went at it. Here comes a man who is focused who had from the lower ranks risen up, who transformed Gujarat and made it healthy economically. Gujarat under Modi has the best infra structure and communication system. Yet the Congress sycophants were belittling and berating his elevation. Is this democracy?
Jairram Ramesh must take a few lessons from Mrs Sonia Gandhi as to who is a real fascist and what is fascism because Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s father was a Mussolini man and so she will be well versed in fascism.The same can be said of Mafia.It originated in Italy and I am sure Jairam Ramesh must have read the ‘Godfather’.Mafia goes along with piety and patronage. Hence the throwing of crumbs to the poor.It is in this context that one should read the Food for Security bill and other welfare schemes her NAC scripts. But all the time keep development in the backburner-and poke fun at those who use the development plank for election.Is it not a contradiction that the Congress Party which ruled the longest In India has made more and more people backward? Rural and urban divide-rich becoming richer and poor becoming poorer. What has Rahul Gandhi to say to this? Ultimately the whole nation would become backward. Not just States fighting and lobbying for backward status.
This brings me to the contradictions and dichotomies that makes the Congress party .We have Mrs Sonis Gandhi houseless here in India but who lives in No 10 Janpath which is estimated to be between 300 to 400 crores. Her ancestral house is in Italy.She is so poor that she cannot afford to pay her water tax and her electricity bills. She has no car but has any number of bullet proof cars at her disposal. She has undisclosed illness and travels to the US for treatment rents out a whole facility to be there with her family members. So poor she is that she borrows money from her daughter. So we have an extra constitutional power centre-with all power but no accountability. With no education but decides on who has to be whom. With no money but who can jet across the globe in the jets of undisclosed persons for undisclosed reasons. She does not take a stand or intervene in Parliament but prods her party members to shout and silence the Opposition. One must not forget that this is the Congress which today talks of the Opposition being obstructive when under Rajiv Gandhi had a shouting brigade and which pulled down two governments. One thing I would credit Mrs Sonia Gandhi with-she delved deeply into the personality of Manmohan Singh.She studied it well and handpicked him as the Prime Minister because she realized that he has no spine. History will write him off as the weakest PM of India and this credit/discredit will go to Mrs Sonia Gandhi for her craftiness in selecting him for her agenda.
The Congress Party gets away by calling itself ‘secular’ This is its biggest contradiction-because its secularism is nothing but minority appeasement. Even this, one could countenance if it is really for the welfare of the minorities. It is done for only garnering votes. Strange like the secularism the Congress has-if one talks of Hindus and Hinduism then one is communal but if one talks of Muslims and Christians one is secular. One can glibly refer to Islamic countries and Christian countries. It is well taken. But if one says India is a Hindu country then all hell breaks loose. So I am at a loss to comprehend what communalism and secularism means for the Congress. An objective analysis of the Congress-its strategies, its utterances-its directions will easily make it the most communal party in this country.
Look at the persons and the selection criteria it used to induct new ministers.8 new faces(rather old faces) the Congress brought in. And all the time Rahul Gandhi was talking about youth but can one imagine bringing in old horses to fight the battle. One is even 86 years old Was it good governance-new vision, new energy, new perception and hard work which was used to induct these persons as cabinet ministers and Ministers of State? No, it was simply on communal lines. At every stage the Congress has used only communal criterion for its selection, elevation and entrustment of posts. So who is communal?
What I cannot understand is how and why the media is also swallowing this brand of secularism which the Congress preaches and practices. So Nitish is the new secularist certified by MMSingh, Lalu Prasad another secularist and Ram Vilas Paswan yet another all these call themselves secularists under UPA mother head of secularism. To be frank, point out one of them who is a true secularist. The media should do its homework and must adhere to ethics in journalism-truth and truth alone must prevail. It should not be allowed to be bought or bullied.
Talking about the welfare of Muslims by itself does not make one a secularist. It is sheer opportunism for votes. Built any number of churches and mosques it is secularism but built mandirs it becomes communalism. What sort of secularism do we have?
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
Vadodara

June 19, 2013 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment


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