Narendra Modi is “King of Biggest Democracy”

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“It’s time to live for India, not die for India.”

Narendra Modi’s words after his thumping victory will remain till the end of time. NaMo will be India’s only Prime Minister to be born after independence, hence the perception to live for the nation. Frankly stating, no one, not even Modi, must have imagined the real “congress” of Indians in this historic election.

Narendra Modi’s Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) clinched 282 seats to achieve a clinical majority against the required 272 (out of 543) in the 16th Lok Sabha. Its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) further breezed on to 336 seats. The Congress could only salvage a meagre 44 and the Union Progressive Alliance (UPA) could tally just 58 seats. The BJP clean swept Gujarat (26), Rajasthan (25) and Delhi (7).

A year ago, the Congress and BJP both faced leadership crises. BJP was rescued by NaMo, but the Congress failed (and may still) to find a leader. NaMo steered through his opponents after being declared as BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate. His speeches were targeted to the family-centred politics of the Gandhis, the mammoth corruption expositions of 2G, coal, CWG, Adarsh and a lot more. But he didn’t limit himself to just that. He boasted of what the Congress did not have-an example of development, Modi’s Gujarat model. He used this model in every speech to spark hope in the people. After all, he could not win banking solely on pessimistic statements. NaMo never lost control in any speech or interview, driving the nation where he wanted.

India is famed for its unity in diversity. But only Indians know that this unity is seldom visible in elections. Majority of Indian political parties were established on the name of religion, caste and region. The mere colors of the party flags will tell you the chronicles of their vote bank. It is for the first instance in Indian history that dalits (considered as the lowest caste in India who hence gave up Hinduism) and Muslims have unanimously given their mandate to the BJP (a party devoted to Hinduism). Kudos to the state of Uttar Pradesh, always taken for granted to vote their caste and religion, for having given a stupendous 71 seats out of 80 to Modi’s BJP. Modi himself had fountain-headed UP by contesting from Varanasi.

An elated Narendra Modi now carries the aspirations of over a billion people. Jobs, economy, security, water, electricity, infrastructure are still the words we utter. Will one step by every Indian indeed take India a billion steps ahead? It’s the season of hope!

Is Narendra Modi our Batman?

What would you do to rule the biggest democracy in the world? How far will you go? The Bhartiya Janta Party is the only party which has truly, conspicuously answered these questions in the best way, by actually making their intentions clear with…. actions. Be it paving the path for a junior who has been constrained to his state or politely derailing the unfathomed senior most, the BJP set the chord straight by nominating Narendra Modi as their Prime Ministerial candidate. Although it did take a long drama for the inception of the official political war for the 2014 elections, the BJP has had its best start; at least it has got a start.

NaMo has become a household topic but not entirely a jubilatory one. The string of victories coupled with the inescapable progress (victory and progress are two different aspects) in Gujarat purport him to be tailor-made for the PM. His wise demeanour of bhaiyoon aur behenoon contradictory to the cliché ranting BHAIYOON AUR BEHENOON makes him compassionate and understanding with the masses. Besides, he is the only speaker whose commentary is more of hope, peace and extravagant dreams and less but not limited to the failures of others. Modi not only regrets the system’s failure but also explains its dynamics, thus showing his calibre for governance. This cultivates his uniqueness as a persona who has larger things to do. He includes the people in his missions instead of singly glorifying them with himself. In this volatile system, it is his unbroken consistency that lures the people towards him.

The unfortunate riots of 2002 have always been appalling for Modi’s career.  His inability to satisfactory answers on this has led to the opposition taming him on a regular basis. Technically speaking, every party has seen riots in their rule across India. But a blot is a blot, and this one is big. The alleged fake encounters have further sullied his image. Despite Gujarat’s progress, poverty and unemployment are still significant in the state. The biggest dilemma today in the minds of the people is the issue of Mulsims. This wavering issue is undying and will be the deciding catalyst in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. The development of Gujarat, which not all states’ CMs can boast of, is used in an attempt to cut some slack for him.

India is in a deplorable state attributed to corruption, inflation, terrorism, women security and much more. There is no national leader today who can match up to Modi. Not having any significant competition is Modi’s biggest indirect gain. NaMo has become bigger than BJP for the nation. Despite his positives Modi has his flaws which cannot be ignored. The magical, rather lustful figure of 272 has eluded the NDA for a decade. Every seat counts. The recent ordinance allowing convicts to run proves that since there is only one convicted member. The other ministers have their cases in process, hence not convicted yet. The NDA will lose ground after its fallout with Nitish Kumar’s JDU. But don’t be surprised if Raj Thakray covers some of it with a wild card support for his likeable Narendra Modi in spite of his open dislike towards BJP.

India is the largest democracy in the world. It deserves someone charismatic, dynamic, flawless, and most importantly honest. The truth is that India deserves more than Narendra Modi. Also the truth is that India needs him right now. Does this ironically make NaMo Batman? A hero we don’t deserve, but the one we need right now!