Thursday, March 20, 2014

NARENDRA MODI - THE NEW MANTRA FOR INDIA - BJP strategy - How to win the 2014 Election ?




We don't know when Lord Krishna will come again according to his above stated promise. Perhaps that will happen towards the end of Kaliyug. But, periodically, he sends suitable emissaries to set the world right  to some extent.

Very Urgently, India needs to rid itself of Corruption, Casteism, Communalism and huge inequalities and mutual suspicions built by the Political class for 66 years.

Most Politicians today are dishonest, corrupt and anti-people. They have built an election system in which common man has no place. A potential candidate requires crores of rupees to contest an election. Which common man can afford this? Money, Liquor and many freebees flow in the process of election - despite an efficient Election commission making all-out efforts to control these malpractices. The urge of Political class to indulge in corruption is so great. The kick-backs to them after elections appear unbelievable. That is the reason for so much of corruption in India.

The Political class have corrupted the Police system so much that common man in India today, is more afraid of the Police system - than of the Criminals and their nexus. This is not because the common man is criminalistic, but many in the Police are hand in gloves with the criminals on one side and with the corrupt Politicians on the other side. These are hard, harsh realities in India today.

The Indian rupee has gone down from Rs.1 = $1 parity in the initial days of our  Independence to Rs.62 (& more) = $1 today. This one degradation of Indian Rupee is enough of an illustration for the misgovernance that has taken place in the last 66 years.

But, the average Politician is just not worried about this mis-governance that has taken place. He is not even apologetic about it. He justifies it. He justifies it on so many grounds. The problem with the ordinary people is - they are willing to vote for the same people who misgoverned - based on the same false promises which have continued for 66 years.

But, this time, in this Elections-2014, it could be different. Many people in India have woken up to new possibilities. Unlike all General elections to the Parliament fought before 2013, the General Elections - 2014 could be significantly  and qualitatively different.

The foremost factor which makes it so different is none other than - Narendra Modi. BJP has done the wisest thing in declaring Narendra Modi as its PM candidate. Subsequent to that declaration, Narendra Modi has turned the tide - a lot of it - in BJP's favour. The small hitches here and there do remain in BJP. Ex - stalwarts who can't win an election on their own but were leaders of the BJP Party in their own right  earlier - are creating problems for their own party in winning this election. All BJP leaders need to realize that this 2014 Election is a Historic Opportunity for them to come to power and prove themselves once and for ever - and they can do it only if they wholeheartedly support Narendra Modi as the PM.  These small EGOs can fritter away the chances of BJP from coming to Power. In other words, all leaders and workers must whole-heartedly and unconditionally support Narendra Modi in all his efforts to turn the people's minds into votes for BJP. Yes. They must all add their might in their own way in this war to win the election. They must all speak in addition to and in support of Modi all over the country.

The Elections are fast approaching and we don't heard Modi or Jaitley or Sushma to the extent we need to , in any grand Public speeches for weeks. Preparatory Material for each speech must come from efficient knowledgeable background men. But, it doesn't seem to be coming to the extent, it is needed for each state. This  disarray in Election machinery and Election efforts is disconcerting. Country is chanting Modi, Modi,Modi but not BJP! Come on BJP. Gear up. Election is on hand. Win it. By all means. No time for small squabbles. 

Narendra Modi is even now being tarred with 2002 RIOTS by persons like Rahul Gandhi. Each one of the BJP leaders must be howling at Congress and its leaders for their 1984 Sikh riots record. But, we really don't hear that much from most BJP leaders, except two or three,  calling for the scalp of the Congress leadership  before they even open their mouths about 2002, in which guilty have been punished by the efforts of Modi Government. Mostly, two or three leaders only defend Modi and that too Mildly. BJP must put the Congress on the Mat for their Sikh riots record.  I consider this, as a Big failure on the part of BJP.

The second is the tag of communalism that is attached to BJP. Some BJP leaders are unnecessarily raking up insane issues like Ram Mandir, which can never be solved by Governments until the top court permits it. That therefore becomes a communal agenda in Elections and a most insane, useless agenda at that.  BJP must shun this totally, as Political Agenda. That, it can never be. For every vote BJP may gain by raking up Mandir issue, BJP will be losing 100 votes elsewhere, and many Potential allies too. 

Therefore only, most of India considers Narendra Modi a more sane, intelligent, secular, progressive leader among all other BJP leaders. I have myself watched Modi for several years now. He never ever once uttered a single word on communal lines. He has run Gujarat  in the most secular way for the last 12 or more years and in the most progressive way. He ensured the calming of the riots in 2002 in the most effective, practical way. He ensured that the Guilty in the 2002 riots are punished very fast. This is in sharp contrast to the Dismal congress Record in Anti-sikh riots. 

Unlike all leaders of all Parties, including BJP, it is Narendra Modi, and he alone, who has made development of India the central theme of 2014 Elections. 

Congress is still in the mire communalism, reservations and all the muck it has been in for 66 years and always attempting to divide Indian electorate on communal lines. Therefore, it is time to bury the Congress,  lock, stock and barrel. Look at the way, it trusted TRS, divided Andhra Pradesh against the advice of all local leaders in the hope that TRS will merge itself with Congress! KCR is not the type of Politicians who can be trusted to fulfill promises made to anybody. He has smelled Power in Telangana all for himself. So, why will he merge with Congress? Unlike his pronouncements before Telangana Bill was passed,  he has now blandly declared to go alone in Elections. He does not give an iota of credit to congress in passing the T'Bill.  Ditto, to BJP. 

BJP must realize its folly and see clearly how it can mend its stand. Never ever ally with promise brerakers like KCR. It must ally with Chandra babu Naidu on both sides and fight elections. Chandra is any time a more dependable leader and as progressive as Modi himself in running Government. Together, Modi and Chandra can win the Seemandra side and gain considerable clout in Telangana too. The eventual brotherhood and friendship of both people is good for both and for the country - even if the states remain separate. But, KCR is trying to fan the feelings of hatred between the 2 peoples already. That needs to be countered by both TDP and BJP.

Modi must be on tour all the time now - addressing meetings in every state; meeting common people here and there and focusing on issues of national and local development. Other leaders must take on Rahul, Arvind kejriwal and other opponents in all their speeches with much greater enregy, much more forceful logic and much more consistency. 

A winning strategy  is a must; BJP must carve out the strategy first; and make it work well. In the absence of it, BJP may find itself in the sort of stalemate it found in Delhi Assembly elections. Very near to the Goal Post but yet not in it. A huge opportunity was lost in Delhi because of not having a winning strategy.

 Jaitley, Sushma and other star speakers must also be doing the talking all the time now. All leaders must present a United Picture to all people. Likewise, Modi must also consciously promote the Image of Jaitley and Sushma who are extraordinarily Brilliant leaders in their own right. 

I, like many others, was impressed by Arvind Kejriwal before the Delhi Elections. I always thought, BJP must be the ruling party but AAP must be the main opposition party, with congress fading out totally.

But, to my utter disappointment, AK has been a Big failure in governing Delhi. He made utterly untenable and unachievable promises like 50% Power Bill cut and free water for all -  and then ran away from Power even before CAG Audit is over. Thereafter, he has been threatening power companies, other companies like Reliance and Adani, all Media houses ( even sending them to Jail) - and the number of untruths he has been uttering in Public life - in such a short span of 2 months - makes a very sad reading.  The way he was asking a TV channel to play up certain sentences, play down certain others - displays his untruthful, dictatorial style very clearly. Given sufficient time, even Congress under Rahul and the youngsters in Congress could become better alternative than AAP.

But right now, it is time for India to instal Modi - as PM. It is time for India to vote for a developmental agenda under Modi's leadership. Calling it Gujarat Model etc is meaningless. Modi is only pointing at what he has done in Gujarat and is assuring us that he will devote himself fully to the development of India without any caste or religious considerations. It will be India Model - nothing short of it and not just Gujarat Model. 

 India must become No.1 in the comity of all nations. All Indians must have jobs. All must have opportunities to develop themselves. All must sink their caste and religious differences in Public life. This must be done as fast as India can. Therefore do we need Narendra Modi. No other party ever forgets caste or religious Identities. But, BJP under Modi will.

Regional Parties have a disastrous role in Parliament Elections. We have seen this in UPA II sufficiently. People must therefore vote for BJP straight. BJP must  contest at least 300+ seats and try to win all of them by itself. Allies will come; but BJP must aim for a straight victory for BJP itself in Parliament. It must aim for 300+ and not for 272+. 

Even people in southern states like Tamilnadu are looking for Modi. Don't go by the vociferous talking of some of the Dravidian Parties.  Given the right alternative, Tamilnadu will be more than willing to dump the foul-smelling casteist logics of many Dravidian outfits and vote for a casteless, clean atmosphere. Ditto with Karnataka, Kerala and AP. Appeal on secular, developmental basis. Appeal to people - to unite and stay united and Grow fast.

This is the New mantra for India. Unite and Win; And, Unite and Grow. This has been the Mantra of Modi for decades now. Let this Mantra create a new India in 2014.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014



Following is the list of the 127 awardees of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri which were announced on the eve of the 65th Republic day. 

Padma Vibhushan
Dr Raghunath A Mashelkar, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
B K S Iyengar, Yoga, Maharashtra 

Padma Bhushan
Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Art-Painting, Gujarat
Begum Parveen Sultana, Art-Classical Singing, Maharashtra
T.H. Vinayakram, Art-Ghatam Artist, Tamil Nadu
Kamal Haasan, Art-Cinema, Tamil Nadu
Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Public Affairs, Delhi
Prof Padmanabhan Balaram, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
Prof Jyeshtharaj Joshi, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
Dr Madappa Mahadevappa, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami, Science and Engineering, Delhi
Dr Vinod Prakash Sharma, Science and Engineering, Delhi
Dr Radhakrishnan Koppillil, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
Dr Mrityunjay Athreya, Literature and Education, Delhi
Anita Desai, Literature and Education, Delhi
Dr Dhirubhai Thaker, Literature and Education, Gujarat
Vairamuthu, Literature and Education, Tamil Nadu.
Ruskin Bond, Literature and Education, Uttarakhand
Pullela Gopichand, Sports-Badminton, Andhra Pradesh
Leander Paes, Sports-Tennis, Maharashtra
Vijayendra Nath Kaul, Civil Service, Delhi
Late Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma, Public Affairs, Uttar Pradesh
Late Dr Anumolu Ramakrishna, Science and Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
Prof Anisuzzaman, Literature and Education, Bangladesh
Prof Lloyd I Rudolph, Literature and Education, USA
Prof Susanne H Rudolph, Literature and Education, USA
Dr (Smt) Neelam Kler, Medicine-Neonatology, Delhi

Padma Shri
Mohammad Ali Baig, Art-Theatre, Andhra Pradesh
Nayana Apte Joshi, Art, Maharashtra
Musafir Ram Bhardwaj, Art-Instrumental Music-Pauna Manjha, Himachal Pradesh
Sabitri Chatterjee, Art-Film, West Bengal
Prof Biman Bihari Das, Art-Sculptor, Delhi
Sunil Das, Art-Painting, West Bengal
Elam Endira Devi, Art-Manipuri Dance, Manipur
Vijay Ghate, Art-Instrumental Music-Tabla, Maharashtra
Rani Karnaa, Art-Kathak, West Bengal
Bansi Kaul, Art-Theatre, Jammu and Kashmir
Ustad Moinuddin Khan, Art-Instrumental Music-Sarangi Player, Rajasthan
Geeta Mahalik, Art-Odishi Dance, Delhi
Paresh Maity, Art-Painting, Delhi
Ram Mohan, Art-Film Animation, Maharashtra
Sudarsan Pattnaik, Art-Sand artist, Odisha
Paresh Rawal, Art-Cinema and Theatre, Maharashtra
Wendell Augustine Rodricks, Art-Fashion Designing, Goa
Prof Kalamandalam Sathyabhama, Art-Mohini Attam, Kerala
Shri Anuj (Ramanuj) Sharma, Art-Performing Art. Chhattisgarh
Santosh Sivan, Art-Film, Tamil Nadu
Supriya Dev, Art-Bengali Cinema, West Bengal
Sooni Taraporevala Art-Script Writing Maharashtra
Vidya Balan, Art-Cinema, Maharashtra
Durga Jain, Social Work, Maharashtra
Dr Rama Rao Anumolu, Social Work, Andhra Pradesh
Dr Brahm Dutt, Social Work, Haryana
Mukul Chandra Goswami, Social Work, Assam
J L Kaul, Social Work, Delhi
Mathurbhai Madhabhai Savani, Social Work, Gujarat
Tashi Tondup, Public Affairs, Jammu and Kashmir
Dr Hasmukh Chamanlal Shah, Public Affairs, Gujarat
Sekhar Basu, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
Madhavan Chandradathan, Science and Engineering, Kerala.
Sushanta Kumar Dattagupta, Science and Engineering, West Bengal
Dr Ravi Bhushan Grover, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
Prof Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis, Science and Engineering, Karnataka
Ramkrishna V HosuR, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra
Dr Ajay Kumar Parida, Science and Engineering, Tamil Nadu
Dr Malapaka Yajneswara Satyanarayana Prasad, Science and Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
Kiran Kumar Alur Seelin, Science and Engineering, Gujarat
Dr Brahma Singh, Science and Engineering, Delhi
Prof Vinod Kumar Singh, Science and Engineering, Madhya Pradesh
Dr Govindan Sundararajan, Science and Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
Ramaswamy R Iyer, Science and Engineering, Delhi
Dr Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, Science and Engineering, West Bengal
Ravi Kumar NarrA, Trade and Industry, Andhra Pradesh
Rajesh Saraiya, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra
Mallika Srinivasan, Trade and Industry, Tamil Nadu
Pratap Govindrao Pawar, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra
Dr Kiritkumar Mansukhlal Acharya, Medicine-Dermatology, Gujarat
Dr Balram Bhargava, Medicine-Cardiology, Uttar Pradesh
Prof (Dr) Indra Chakravarty, Medicine-Health and Hygiene, West Bengal
Dr Ramakant Krishnaji Deshpande, Medicine-Oncology, Maharashtra
Prof (Dr) Pawan Raj Goyal, Medicine-Chest Disease, Haryana
Prof Amod Gupta, Medicine-Opthalmology, Haryana
Prof (Dr) Daya Kishore Hazra, Medicine, Uttar Pradesh
Prof (Dr) Thenumgal Poulose Jacob, Medicine-Vascular Surgery, Tamil Nadu
Prof (Dr) Shashank R Joshi, Medicine-Endocrinology, Maharashtra
Prof Hakim Syed Khaleefathullah, Medicine-Unani Medicine, Tamil Nadu
Dr Milind Vasant Kirtane, Medicine-ENT Surgery, Maharashtra
Dr Lalit Kumar, Medicine-Oncology, Delhi
Dr Mohan Mishra, Medicine, Bihar
Dr M Subhadra Nair, Medicine-Gyneacology, Kerala
Dr Ashok Panagariya, Medicine-Neurology, Rajasthan
Dr Narendra Kumar Pandey, Medicine-Surgery, Haryana
Dr Sunil Pradhan, Medicine-Neurology, Uttar Pradesh
Dr Ashok Rajgopal, Medicine-Orthopaedics, Delhi
Dr Kamini A Rao, Medicine-Reproductive Medicine, Karnataka
Dr Sarbeswar Sahariah, Medicine-Surgery, Andhra Pradesh
Prof Om Prakash Upadhyaya, Medicine, Punjab
Prof (Dr) Mahesh Verma, Medicine-Dental Science, Delhi
Dr J S Titiyal, Medicine-Opthalmology, Delhi
Dr Nitish Naik, Medicine-Cardiology, Delhi
Dr Surbrat Kumar Acharya, Medicine-Gastroentrology, Delhi
Dr Rajesh Kumar Grover, Medicine-Oncology, Delhi
Dr Naheed Abidi, Literature and Education, Uttar Pradesh
Prof Ashok Chakradhar, Literature and Education, Delhi
Chhakchhuak Chhuanvawra, Literature and Education, Mizoram
Keki N Daruwalla, Literature and Education, Delhi
Prof Ganesh Narayandas Devi, Literature and Education, Gujarat
Prof Kolakaluri Enoch, Literature and Education, Andhra Pradesh
Prof (Dr) Ved Kumari Ghai, Literature and Education, Jammu and Kashmir
Smt Manorama Jafa, Literature and Education, Delhi
Prof Rehana Khatoon, Literature and Education, Delhi
Dr Waikhom Gojen Meeitei, Literature and Education, Manipur
Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri, Literature and Education, Kerala
Prof Dinesh Singh, Literature and Education, Delhi
Dr (Mrs) P Kilemsungla, Literature and Education, Nagaland
Anjum Chopra, Sports-Cricket, Delhi
Sunil Dabas, Sports-Kabbadi, Haryana
Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu, Sports-Mountaineering, Delhi
Dipika Rebecca Pallikal, Sports-Squash, Tamil Nadu
H Boniface Prabhu, Sports-Wheelchair Tennis, Karnataka
Yuvraj Singh, Sports-Cricket, Haryana
Mamta Sodha Sports-Mountaineering, Haryana
Parveen Talha, Civil Service, Uttar Pradesh
Late Dr Narendra Achyut Dabholkar , Social Work, Maharashtra
Ashok Kumar Mago, Trade and Industry, USA
Siddharth Mukherjee, Medicine-Oncology, USA
Dr Vamsi Mootha, Medicine-Biomedical Research, USA
Dr Sengaku Mayeda, Literature and Education, Japan.

This Blog congratulates all the selected persons for the Padma awards and wishes them Greater Glories in their respective chosen fields of endeavour in the years to come. Further comments on the awards will find place in a subsequent Post.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014


2002 RIOTS


1984 RIOTS

People forget; especially people who say bad things; people who do bad things; they forget very easily. They would not remember a word of what insensitive things they said to others. They would not remember the worst crimes they committed on others. But, the people who have suffered at their hands – it is difficult for them to forget what bad things they heard and what hard things they suffered at the hands of the former - that easily. That is how we are all made – except  the Buddhas, the Yogis and the Good Samaritans, who want to move on doing good, irrespective of what bad is told about them; and what bad is done to them.

It is in this context that we need to view the statements of our Political leaders of all hues. The latest example of this is the Press conference of our Prime Minister, Dr.Man Mohan Singh. I do hold Dr.Man Mohan Singh a Good Man and Most of the Media holds him as a bad leader. He never led the Government of which he was the anointed head. The latest press conference of his looks like a bad example of his failing leadership.

There were too many things in this press conference, which were “not good” enough - FOR ANY ONE to accept and approve. Most pressmen have disapproved large parts of the PM's replies.

But, I would like to analyze briefly - what he said about Narendra Modi, the Prime Ministerial Candidate of BJP. Here are the published portions of his  answers to the relevant Questions  on this aspect : 

Q: Do you think Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi is an equal contest? Are you confident he will be able to form the Government?
PM: I have full confidence that the next Prime Minister will be from the UPA coalition, and that without discussing the merits of Mr. Narendra Modi, it will be disastrous for the country to have Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister. 

Q: The BJP and Mr. Modi’s charge against you is that you have been a weak PM. Does the party have a role?
PM: I do not believe that I have been a weak Prime Minister. That is for historians to judge. The BJP and its associates may say whatever they like. But if by “strong Prime Minister”, you mean that you preside over a mass massacre of innocent citizens on the streets of Ahmedabad, that is the measure of strength, I do not believe that sort of strength this country needs, least of all, in its Prime Minister. 

Q: What about succour to the victims of anti-Sikh riots?
PM: If you are talking about the Sikhs who suffered in 1984 riots, I think our Government has done quite a lot, and I used the opportunity of a discussion in Parliament, to publicly apologise to the Sikh community on behalf of the Government of our country, for what had happened in 1984. It should never have happened. As far as the compensation is concerned, one can never give adequate compensation to compensate for the loss of valuable lives. But wherever possible, we have provided succour to the suffering families of the Sikhs affected by the 1984 riots. 

Now, against the questions and answers, I quote below what the leader of Opposition says about what the PM says :

"Is he willing to use the same phraseology for the Prime Minister as on 1st November, 1984 during whose tenure the worst ever genocide in the country took place against the Sikh community and for which nobody till date has been held responsible," Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley told reporters.
So, India had 2 Major riots, if we believe the Congress and the BJP. One happened in 1984 and another in 2002.
 The 1984 anti-sikh riots had taken place in the aftermath of the assassination of Indira Gandhi, when Rajiv Gandhi took over as Prime Minister.  I am quoting below what Wikipedia says about the riots in its first para  at :

“The 1984 anti-Sikhs riots or the 1984 Sikh Massacre were a series of pogroms directed against Sikhs in India, by anti-Sikh mobs, in response to the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. There were more than 8,000 deaths, including 3,000 in Delhi. The Central Bureau of Investigation, the main Indian investigating agency, is of the opinion that the acts of violence were organized with the support from the then Delhi police officials and the central government headed by Indira Gandhi's son, Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister after his mother's death and, when asked about the riots, said "when a big tree falls, the earth shakes". 

This is not what I say. This is what many respected web sites say. They may be wrong in some small details, but we all know that, by and large, the massacre did happen and many congress leaders and workers were the main culprits. Many other details of the 1984 riots are well documented in many news web sites. Many Congress leaders and thousands of congress workers were involved in this frenzied anti-sikh riots. 

Dr. Manmohan Singh may have publicly apologized for the riots  much later – because, huge discontentment was simmering among the sufferers. The Apology, coming so late in the day, was not bad, but was not sufficient. Many disturbing questions arise in this context.

1.     Why was there no strong and swift action to put down the massacre itself – by the then Congress Government? In fact, this is the first question that Congress has to ask itself  and answer to the public convincingly. It is more important because, the Congress is asking the BJP the same question in respect of 2002 riots.

2.     BJP”s Narendra Modi, had put down the riots in Ahmedabad within 24 hours time. But, the PM is not answering why the Congress and its top Brass allowed the Anti-sikh riots to continue for several days as a free for all!

3.     The question of compensation is ridiculous. How much compensation is good enough for mass murders? Yet, did the government do all it could to restore at least the economic status of the killed persons’ families? This should have been done in 1984 and in 2002 both.

4.   The apology by the next, next PM is next to nothing – but the PM and Congress are trotting it as ‘more than sufficient’ compensation for all the riot victims’ sufferings. Raja Dharma or the Duty of the head of the Government is totally different. You can apologize for every Murder, every Gang rape etc committed all over India at the start of every Day in Parliament and state assemblies. Is this of any use? Government is expected to ensure that no further crimes are committed at all by anyone after the first crime that comes to its Notice. And, by that standard, Narendra Modi’s record since 2002 is reasonably good, while the record of Congress is not.

5.     Head of Government must ensure that the perpetrators of the crimes are punished severely, so that the sufferer has some solace that the Government is fair to the victim’s families at least. Here again, Narendra Modi’s Government got the offenders punished in considerably short time (a decade); while the perpetrators of the anti-sikh mass murders are at large even now(3 decades). There doesn’t even  seem to be sufficient effort to identify the mass murderers in case of the 1984 riots even now. In the face of this, how is Dr.Man Mohan Singh’s apology of any value to the victims?

6.     Therefore, this anti-Modi campaign continuing from Congress & its allies’ side is meaningless. There are a few other facets of this campaign which are sickening. First, there was torching of the train compartments at Godhra – in which many people were torched in burning train compartments. No Congress man ever talks of this and condemns its perpetrators. Then came the Ahmedabad riots. Yes. Both should not have happened. But, they did and they were put down by the Gujarat Police within 24 Hours. The perpetrators were quickly identified and they have been sent to Jail and got punished by Modi. One congress MP was among the victims killed and his widow Zakia Jaffri has been fighting – not for punishment of the real culprits, but for punishing Narendra Modi. Her anguish at the murder of her husband is understandable and she deserves sympathy on that count. If she demands that the real perpetrators of the crime must be punished or even hanged, it makes sense. But, her demand has always been Political. It doesn’t in fact seem to be a widow’s Genuine demand at all. Whether Modi is guilty or not – Modi should be punished – and that is her demand. How would it look if the demand of Sikhs is that, Congress PM and Congress CMs of respective states are to be sentenced for Anti-sikh riots of 1984? Why doesn’t Dr.Singh at least, see and accept the meaninglessness of such demands. Jaffri’s demand is not a suffering widow’s demand but the demand of the Politicians in disguise behind her. Did she make a similar demand in respect of the Godhra victims, or, the anti-sikh riot victims? No. That is the tragedy. Her demand, the demand of the Congress and that of the PM looks purely Political.
7.     That said – Raja Dharma must dictate that victims’ families must be provided sufficient compensation and security so that they can live in dignity. This applies to 1984 first and 2002 next. And to any riots, murders, rapes and Gang rapes that happen anywhere else in the country.
8.     Apologies by heads of Government are of no Use. They must ACT FAST. They must feel the pain of each victim. They must prevent crimes from happening. They must get offenders quickly punished.
9.     After Nirbhaya’s case and strong public Protests on it - Even today Gang rapes are occurring in many states; would it be OK if the CMs there express APOLOGY and keep quiet without punishing the offenders? In some states, it looks as if neither apology nor remorse, nor action is there from heads of Government. And, worst, ruling party men in some states seem to be behind such acts, judging by some news reports!
10.  Narendra Modi’s record after 2002 has been reasonably GOOD. Now that, there is a competitor in Arvind Kejriwal in Good Governance, I am sure, both of them will try to excel each other in Good Governance. But, will Congress stop finger pointing (with an sullied finger) and start performing? Dr. Singh is Good and capable. Rahul is Sincere. That cannot be said of many others in Congress. Can both start Governing? Even the next five months could prove to be Good Governance for India under Dr.Singh! India will welcome any such Shift to Good Governance. 2014 Elections should be on Good Governance. Not on 2002.
11.  If it is on 2002, Modi should win hands down.
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