Saturday, 5 April 2014

Considering the Indian election strategy of Hindu champion and hot favourite Narendra Modi.


Appealing to India’s Hindu heart.

Considering the Indian election strategy of Hindu champion and hot favourite Narendra Modi.

Sensing victory:
Narendra Modi is on the cusp of presidential power.  

Photo: Reuters
The Sydney Morning Herald | Jason Koutsoukis | April 6, 2014:: In a dusty fairground adjacent to a Doric-style retail emporium on the far outskirts of Delhi, a saffron-coloured crowd of 50,000 roars for its new Hindu champion, Narendra Modi. He is the 63-year-old former chaiwala (tea seller) who is the hot favourite to become India’s next prime minister, and he has just been flown by helicopter to yet another rally in a marathon seduction of the country’s 814 million voters.

Many in this crowd have come down from the high-rise apartment towers that surround the venue. They are the lucky ones counted among India’s 300-million-strong middle class and are Modi’s core constituency.

Many more, who cannot yet afford to live in this neighbourhood, have been bussed in by organisers from Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, or Indian People’s Party, and are proudly daubed in an array of Modi-for-PM paraphernalia that includes hats, scarves, face masks, T-shirts, flags and garlands.

Fed up with the Indian National Congress that has governed India for a decade – the mega-scams, the bloated welfare schemes and the famously dynastic Gandhi family that has ruled the party for most of the past 70 years – Modi’s supporters believe their country has seen better days.

The growth rate has halved, the budget deficit has doubled, the rupee has fallen to undignified lows – and people are hankering for someone capable enough to push the faltering economy back on track and lift living standards.

”Bharat Mata ki Jai,” booms Modi from a dais festooned with floral bunting: Hail Mother India. The massive crowd that has been waiting for hours in the heat is at fever pitch.

Since 2001 the pro-business Modi has been chief minister of the north-western coastal province of Gujarat, an industrial powerhouse that has enjoyed strong growth rates and above-average living standards.

A teetotal vegetarian who rises daily at 5am to do yoga and meditate, Modi openly projects a proud brand of Hinduism, a fact underlined by his decision to run for Parliament not in his home state of Gujarat but in Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu sites on the banks of the Ganges River.

Modi's 'Gujarat miracle' of growth has inspired supporters like Sandeep Mudgal.
Modi’s ‘Gujarat miracle’ of growth has inspired supporters like Sandeep Mudgal.
Modi has also never quite shaken off charges that in 2002 he allowed Hindu rioters to attack Muslim neighbourhoods in Gujarat, resulting in the deaths of more than 1000 Muslims. The riots were triggered by a fire aboard a train in the eastern Gujarat district of Godhra that killed 59 Hindu pilgrims and that police blamed on local Muslims.

Modi has consistently refused international demands he apologise for the riots, and insists he did all that he could to stop the violence. And instead of ignoring Congress accusations that he will split the country along sectarian lines if he becomes prime minister, he throws the charges right back at the party and its leadership.

”Madam Sonia [Gandhi] has already divided people on the lines of religion, and attempted to divide those who give their life for mother India,” growled Modi from the dais.

”Congress wants to hear communal words from Modi, so, that they can claim themselves secular.”

In the flesh, Modi projects an easy assurance before the crowd. He mixes humour and Sanskrit aphorisms with an inspiring rhetoric that fuels the crowd’s aspirations for a better future.
Unlike his 43-year-old Congress opponent Rahul Gandhi, the great-grandson of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the grandson of India’s first female prime minister Indira Gandhi, Modi’s campaign relentlessly reminds voters he is one of them.
Narendra Modi: The Real Hindu Heart-throb
in this election.

He is the son of a tea-stall owner born into a low-caste family, and his personal story emphasises a connection with the common man and a deep commitment to traditional Hindu philosophy.

His basic political vision was shaped through his teenage involvement with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which means National Volunteer Organisation and is commonly referred to as the RSS, a hardline Hindu nationalist movement.

Typical of the Modi supporters in the crowd is 32-year-old Sandeep Mudgal, a mathematics graduate who left his job as a software developer seven years ago to work full-time for the BJP. His focus in this election campaign has been on the 2.3 million registered voters in the local Ghaziabad electorate, where the BJP candidate is former army chief and possible new defence minister V.K. Singh.

”One of the things we’re doing is advertising a toll-free number asking people to call if they want to become campaign volunteers. When people call the number, they get an SMS that directs them to an online registration process. We’ve had 90,000 calls in this [electorate],” Mudgal says.

He explains Modi’s momentum by pointing to his record as chief minister in Gujarat, what he calls the ”Gujarat miracle”. 
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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Happy Holi today. Namo Holi on 16 th May 2014.


Today on 16th March, We wish everybody a Happy Holi to All. Just after two months on 16th May, India will observe the next Holi all about in Saffron. HAPPY SAFFRON HOLI TO ALL IN ADVANCE. Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Narendra Modi.

NAMO HOLI ON 16 th MAY 2014. 


V for Varanasi and Varanasi for Modi.


Narendra Modi to contest from Varanasi
TNN | New Delhi | Mar 15, 2014:: The BJP confirmed on Saturday evening that its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would contest from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha elections.

The Gujarat CM's candidature from Varansi is significant because of AAP's reported plan to pit Arvind Kejriwal against Modi if he chooses to contest from anywhere outside Gujarat.

The decision to have Modi contest from Varanasi has been driven by BJP's calculation that his presence in the state arena will be a force multiplier for the party's comeback bid in UP. The largest state, with its share of 80 seats in Lok Sabha, is crucial for Modi's plans to become PM.

Saffron tacticians feel Modi's presence in Varanasi will boost the prospects of BJP candidates in 28 Lok Sabha seats in eastern UP, of which 18 go to polls in the last phase. They feel Modi will be able to make a Somnath to Kashi Viswanath connect — a reference to the two revered pilgrim destinations of Somnath in Gujarat and Varanasi.

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, whose home Lok Sabha constituency is Varanasi will vacate it for Modi and will instead contest from Kanpur.

Like Varanasi, Kanpur is also considered a safe seat for BJP.

Also, while declaring the names of the candidates, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said BJP president Rajnath Singh will contest from the Lucknow seat, while leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha will contest from Armitsar.

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who was BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the 2013 Delhi assembly election, will contest from Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi.

Courtesy: TOI. 


Friday, 7 March 2014

Perhaps the US President have to come India to meet Modi, the next PM.


What a pro idiot Govt of US that licks the feet of anti Modi operators. 
Shame on Uncle Sams.

US signals change, says Modi will get visa if he becomes PM

TNN | New Delhi | Mar 8, 2014:: Washington will drop a travel ban on Narendra Modi if he becomes the Prime Minister. US assistant secretary of state Nisha Desai Biswal finally buried the controversy over Modi's visa as she told a TV channel that the US would welcome the Gujarat CM if he ascends to the top job.

"I would just say that the United States has welcomed every leader of this vibrant democracy, and that a democratically elected leader of India will be a welcome partner," Biswal said adding Washington is ready to do business with him. For nine years, the US has kept its visa ban on Modi who has won three successive terms in Gujarat.

"Visa issues are handled on a case by case basis. And determinations are made based on the facts of the day and reviewed at the time a request is made," she said according to a transcript released by the US embassy. This has been the official position of the US for some time, which they have used to claim there was no change in their visa policy.

Biswal is on her first visit to India to repair some serious cracks in the Indo-US relations in the wake of the Khobragade episode and over contentious trade and IPR issues on the Indian side and protectionism and immigration issues on the US side.

Some days ago Nancy Powell , US Ambassador in India  
ran to meet Modi at Gandhinagar. 
The US recently opened a channel of communication with Modi, widely seen as a frontrunner in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Last month, US ambassador Nancy Powell travelled to Gandhinagar to meet the Gujarat CM and start a conversation at the official level.

Despite a large population of Gujaratis in the US, Modi has remained beyond the pale for the US administration since the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The UK made up with him a year and half ago, while countries like China, Japan, Israel, Denmark and Canada swiftly moved in to build ties with Modi. Modi has so far maintained a discreet silence on the visa ban. While Modi's advisers say he recognizes the importance of ties with the US, nobody is clear about whether Modi would actually take up the US visa offer.


Thursday, 6 March 2014

AAP never attacked any Corrupt or any Terrorist. But why they are attacking Modi and BJP violently?


Modi vs AAP’s guerrilla war: Has BJP understood its opponent?

R Jagannathan | First Post | New Delhi | Mar 6, 2014:: Yesterday's violent events involving the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) offer a classic case study in what happens when a heavily armed conventional army is forced to fight a war with lightly-armed and mobile insurgents. The BJP made every possible tactical mistake it could while AAP did what it does best. If the BJP brains trust does not have an effective counter to Arvind Kejriwal's tactics, it will start losing a battle that appeared almost won.

"picking a trouble on his own"

Fighting goes out of control when the combatants misread the other party's intentions. In this case, the BJP seems to understand AAP far less than the AAP does BJP. Moreover, AAP misreading BJP does not matter; it is not playing to win this battle; it is playing for brand recognition, the right to fight the next battle. But the BJP is fighting to win the current electoral battle of 2014. If it misreads AAP, it can damage itself when it has most things going its way. 

It is worth analysing why AAP is doing what it is, and why BJP has done what it has so far - and how the latter’s strategy may need some redirection. 

AAP’s strategy is that of the classic disrupter who has to break the mould in order to have a chance of succeeding. To expect it to follow the normal rules of politics does not suit it at all. It is here to change the rules. This is why it abandoned Delhi so that its tactics are not constrained by the basic needs of decorum and governance norms. Out of government, regular tantrum-throwing can be a part of its arsenal. 

We also have to understand AAP's DNA and tactics by looking at where it came from: it was the product of the Jan Lokpal movement. It is a street-fighter, not a party of government. Its success is not the result of what it stands for but what it stands against. Just as Pakistan defines itself as ‘Not India’, AAP defines itself as ‘Not the Establishment’; its politics is anti-politician. To sustain itself on a diet of Not-the-Establishment rhetoric and keep its cadres motivated, it needs a solid enemy to define as the establishment.

Till December 2013, the Congress was the establishment. After the Congress was demolished in Delhi and three other states, Arvind Kejriwal found that the establishment had vanished. This is why he had to invent a new, mightier enemy in the Narendra Modi-led BJP. Without erecting a Goliath, David would be a footnote in history. Martyrdom is gained against lions, not mice. 

If we understand this, we know why Kejriwal acts the way he does. Congress turned out to be a hollow card-board box, while BJP is the one looking muscular. Kejriwal's idea is not to defeat the BJP but to define himself as David - the frail muffler man heading off to fight Gigantic Evil. He is anti-BJP because BJP is the party to beat. This is why suddenly all the scams of the Congress do not matter. 

This is why Kejriwal heads to Gujarat, where his party has no chance whatsoever. If he fields lots of candidates in Gujarat, the resultant split in the anti-BJP vote may end up giving Modi a clean sweep - maybe all 26 seats. Kejriwal is in Gujarat to position himself as ‘Not Modi’, not to even try to win. His goal is to provoke, engineer a disproportionate response, and position himself as the victim - the Christ whom everyone wants to crucify.

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014



Lok Sabha elections 2014: India to vote in 9 phases, vote count on May 16.

Related: Lok Sabha polls to be held in 9 phases from April 7, counting on May 16: Zee News.
Courtesy: Zee News.


Monday, 3 March 2014

Hunkar is not to show someone down but for our rights and war cry to save our nation from ruin and a clarion call for change ~ Narendra Modi.


Modi calls Nitish a hypocrite, says Bihar a terrorist haven.

Binod Dubey | Hindustan Times | Patna | March 03, 2014:: Without naming Nitish, he said the Bihar chief minister was a "hypocrite" who met him with affection in a closed room and ate together but feared shaking hands in public. "People pardon your mistakes but not hypocrisy," he said.

Read: "Hunkar is not to show someone down but for our rights and war cry to save our nation from ruin and a clarion call for change." ~ Narendra Modi in Hunkar rally Muzaffarpur, Bihar omn 3rd March, 2014.
The Gujarat CM compared Nitish's "hypocrisy" with foe-turned-friend Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan's "openness".
"Ram Vilas Paswan remained courteous after leaving the NDA. He didn't shy away from being photographed with me," Modi said.
Paswan, who broke up with Lalu Prasad-led RJD, returned to the NDA after 12 years. He had left the BJP-led NDA in 2002, criticising Modi's handling of the communal riots in Gujarat in which more than 1200 people, most of them Muslims, had been killed.
Like Modi's rally in Patna in October last year, where 7 people were killed in serial blasts in the vicinity of the venue, today's rally was also named as Hunkar, battle cry.
"Hunkar is not to show others in poor light, but to work for rights and for the good of the country and to replace a defunct leadership," Modi said.
He said "those who talked of secularism" were willing to condone the damage done to India by anti-nationals by focusing their energies on "stop-Modi" mission.
"It is a shame they can't take up the challenge to fight terrorism. It was an issue which should have united political groups, but that has not happened," he added.
Bihar has become a haven for terrorists due to vote bank politics of the government which has not adopted tough policies against them to appease some people, Modi said.

"You may not like Modi or BJP but those who died in the blasts were also from Bihar," he said.
On the alliance with Paswan, he said the NDA is going to grow by the day and the worries of others are going to grow too. "They used to call BJP Bania-Brahmins party. They are surprised that a man from a backward caste is the PM nominee."
Paswan's entry into NDA is expected to swing 5% dalit vote. He has been offered seven Lok Sabha seats to contest in the state.
Modi also criticised the Third Front, which he dismissed as the one "that crops up every five years and whose job appears to be saving the Congress". The Third Front, he said, only sows confusion.
In his speech, Paswan declared he was committed to making Modi as the next prime minister of the country.
"There is a strong Narendra Modi wave in the country. And caste no longer seems to be a factor. All sections of society consider Narendra bhai as the best leader… he also comes from a poor family," said Paswan.
"People are looking up to you. It is a fact that in the past 12 years there has not been a single incident of communal violence in Gujarat, while communal tensions flare up every now and then in Bihar."
Taking a dig at both Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his former partner Lalu Prasad, he said, "Both used to certify me as a good man, but after I joined the NDA, I have become a villain."
Read: Son-rise in Bihar: Plans to capture Bihar's political space split RJD, LJP

Courtesy: Hindustan Times.