BY : PRANAV JAINPost-Independence, there was no dearth of leaders with impeccable acumen, knowledge, boldness and unflinching will to serve the Nation having immense challenges ahead. However, the leadership of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was accepted by everyone being anultimate choice of the Father of the Nation. The leadership qualities of Pt. Nehru and vision for modern India was applauded by many and Pt. Nehru led the country for more than fourteen years. No doubt steps taken for industrialization and setting up of Atomic Centre were worth noting. However, the biggest blunder committed by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was raising the Kashmir issue at United Nations single handedly, which ultimately proved fatal for entire nation for more than seventy years. Treating China as best ally and sticking to the principle of “Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai” proved extremely heart breaking when our Country faced War at the hands of China, to whom our first Prime Minister call it the best friend. Post-Independence there were large scale communal riots resulting into loss of uncountable human lives and their properties but Pt. Nehru as a leader of Nation, failed to perceive the internal as well as external challenges to be faced by a newly born Country which ultimately led to ceding to the part of territory of India to China and further occupation of Part of the territory of Kashmir by the neighbouring Country in a forcible manner. The party which ruled the country for more than sixty years all along without changing its internal as well as external policies for the welfare of the Country, painted the picture of Pt. Nehru as the only true leader of Free India and started hundreds of schemes in the name of our first Prime Minister totally sidelining the other leaders of the Country with towering image, who infact spent their whole life for the independence of India. The leadership qualities of Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister of India remained unmatchable who was oftenly known as the “Iron Lady of India”. Indira Gandhi hadstrong Will as a leader and took many bold decisions in the interest of the Nation like Bank Nationalization, bifurcation of troublesome neighbouring Country into two parts. Indira Gandhi as a Prime Minister no doubt raised the image of Free India manyfolds at International level but the dark spot of her image as leader and politician was to rule the Country according to her whims and wishes even at the cost of crushing the voices of common masses by imposition of emergency thereby taking away the Fundamental Rights of citizens of India during the said period. Whosoever big or small anyone who tried to raise voice in the interest of citizens was put behind the bars. The entire country faced the darkest period during the emergency. The “Yes Man Principle” ruled the country and its beneficiaries left no stone unturned to achieve their personal interest by hook or crook and minted Crores and Crores of Rupees at the cost of common masses. Post Indira Gandhi Era, the entire Nation faced immense law and order problem, total unrest, financial crises, unemployment issues, etc. and all those problems were infact an outcome of lack of true leadership qualities but tainted with personal motives. Some politicians became Prime Minister of our beloved nation by default and some by manipulating their political skills little realizing the actual need and welfare of the country and its fellow citizens. Our country is always known for brotherhood and peace and harmony but suddenly found emergence of crime, hatred, terrorist related activities and sense of fear in the minds of people of our peaceful nation. All these infact, were due to some leaders and politicians at Centre as well as State levels, with only one agenda to achieve power and rule the masses by any means even at the cost of the unity and integrity of the country. Narsimha Rao who was a great economist with immense leadership qualities remained Prime Minister for full term but found himself involved in many controversies within and outside his own party, however, took some bold decisions regarding the opening of economy of the country so as to bring foreign investments in India for the growth and welfare of the Nation. After great hue and cry in the national party, the great economist Manmohan Singh was dropped like a star from the sky by a political party to lead the country for full two terms i.e. ten years but infact, Manmohan Singh was never allowed to take decision independently for the growth and welfare of the country on his own or with the concurrence of his cabinet. Manmohan Singh being a person of a very humble background and having real intellect, many times suffered even humiliation at the hands of non-existent leadersand show persons of his party, who even failed to respect his position as Prime Minister thereby lowering the very image of our beloved country, at international level. Our nation faced scams after scams and total lack of transparency in the financial sectors particularly the Nationalized Banks, Telecom scams, Coal scams, Unemployment, corruption almost at all levels, farmers and poor people were unable to fulfill their basic needs and total loss of faith by a common man in leaders and politicians but Manmohan Singh as a Prime Minister of Nation and leader of the party, was unable to control such menace, as the power house to run the Nation, was in the hands of a few individuals by default. The entire Nation was facing unprecedented situation. Thereafter, the Nation found a ray of hope in a person none other than Narendra Modi, to lead the Nation, the then termed as “Chai Wala” by some vested interest leaders. During 2014 election, themost of so called leaders and politicians made every possible effort to paint the picture of Narendra Modi as a person with only one ideology and having no experience at National and International level to lead the Nation but failed in lock, stock and barrel. The citizens of our beloved Nation, Irrespective of their religion, ideologies, caste, creed or sex blindfoldly voted for Narendra Modi, who finally entered the Parliament first time and assumed the august position being the leader of the house as Prime Minister of India. The entire countrymen found the humbleness, humility and the spirituality of Narendra Modi and saw a unforgettable moment when the Prime Minister of India bowing down at the entrance of Parliament treating it as a temple of doing “seva” for the masses of the Nation. Immediately after assuming the position to serve the common masses of the entire Country Narendra Modi, started taking well planned and effective measures for the welfare of common masses so quickly that the opposition leaders and even some persons having immense social status, started raising voices against the real intent of our new Prime Minister of the Nation. The statement of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India “Na Khaunga Na Khane Dunga” was taken as Jumla. Some even commented upon the dressup of Narendra Modi, to infact hide their own wrong doings. Within a short span of time as a Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi not only developed a personal rapport with international leadership but brought India to a level of emerging super power and also made India a hub of big industrialization at international level. At national level, hundreds of schemes for farmers, people below poverty line, low income group people, direct transfer of subsidies, opening of saving accounts of poor people, Minimum Rozgar Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyana nd uncountable schemes for supply of water, electricity in every village, gas cylinders for poor, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, etc. totally changed the lives of common citizen, within a short span of time when infact such important basic facilities were deprived by the erstwhile Governments with a purposive intention to make the poor more poorer. Every citizen found a ray of hope for their good future as a proud citizen of India, after 70 years of Independence. A well planned loot of public money at the hands of nationalized and other banks of our Nation for the last more than six decades with the active connivance of a few leaders, some politicians and bureaucrats to gain wrongfully were stopped with effective steps and with clear intent to stopcorrupt practices so as to bring faith in the financial system at National as well as International level to give the economy of country a big boost. The “Make in India” and “India First” efforts brought laudable results. The pro-active approach to control the terrorism related activities was nothing short of effective planning for unity, integrity, welfare and growth of the Nation. The review of “No First Use” policy was the big blow to the neighbouring country who had succeeded in its evil missions to exploit the internal well-being of our Nation, for the last seventy years. The demonetization was a decision taken by the bold Prime Minister of the Nation to plug loop holes of corrupt practices. The implementation of GST i.e. “One Nation One Tax Regime” brought the entire system of taxation of the Nation at one platform. The undaunted tasks and relentless efforts to protect the Nation from evil designs of the neighboring country,by Surgical Strikes to crush the root cause of militant related activities across the border, were the final nail in the coffin and the whole Nation found our present Prime Minister a person with full of conviction, selflessness, country first approach and a person of words having full dedication to serve the Nation and its citizens. By crushingthe “Vanshvaad and Bhaivaad” ideology as adopted by some of the leaders and politicians, little realizing their ability to be a leader of the Nation is a stepping stone towards leading India to a Super Power Nation. The “Kashmir Politics” remained bread and butter for a few leaders and politicians at National and State level for the last more than seventy years and nobody ever remained serious to solve the internal issue of Kashmir due to vested motives and even dreamt to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Constitution of India. Whether it was intentional or unintentional but the fact remained that the entire Nation and its subjects, suffered immensely which cannot be counted in terms of loss of lives of innocent citizens and their properties, during the said period. The words of Narendra Modi as a Prime Minister, “Joh Kahunga Woh Karunga” and whether we call our Prime Minister as a “Karamyogi”,a true leader, a great politician or something else but the truth is that the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Constitution of India and settling the internal issue of Jammu and Kashmir once for all without any loss of life, due of effective preparedness in implementation of policy decisions, was a step towards the welfare of Nation, its subjects and also protection of basic structure of the Constitution of India. The Legislation of “Triple Talaq” and thereafter, “The Citizenship (Amendment) Act” i.e. CAA was taken by several leaders and politicians as attempt to intrude upon their personal rights and liberty and also threat to their existence as citizen of India. Such so called leaders with political or religious background have treated such legislations as a weapon to mislead the public and innocent citizens of the peaceful Nation, where brotherhood is the way of life since time immemorial and division on the basis of religion, caste, creed, or sex is impossible because we all Indians are flowers in one pot and no one can create wedge among us on religion, caste or sex basis. The legislation regarding “Triple Talaq” led to grant of sense of security to the Muslim women and is such a piece of legislation, which protects the rights of women of particular community and was in the interest of the entire Nation. Nowadays, some hue and cryis raised by some vested interests that CAA is against the interest of any particular community. Not even a single word in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in any manner affect or infringe a single legal or constitutional right of a citizen of any community. The sixty years divide and rule polic of one party and only six years of Narendra Modi as a Prime Minister of Nation are an eye opener for every leader and politician, who failed to discharge his duties faithfully in the interest of Nation. There is not even an iota of doubt that our Nation had leaders like Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri and a Statesman of par excellence Late Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee but their efforts to serve the Nation faithfully and honestly were crushed in manipulative manners by some at the helm of affairs to achieve their motives. Sh. Narendra Modi, aperson raised from dust, with no silver spoon in his mouth, no political patronage but with clear vision, unmatchable firmness to take decision in the interest of Nation and its masses, true dedication , honesty, humbleness, charismatic yogic spiritual desire to serve the Nation selflessly prove Sh. Narendra Modi not only aleader,a true politician but a “Messiah”or “Avatar” who has been sent by Almighty after centuries to change the future of India and its citizens irrespective of caste, creed or sex, without any ill will or favour. The author of this article is full of conviction that Post Independence we found no one to match thetowering image and intellect of Sh. Narendra Modi and in the 21st century also we may not be able to see a “Messiah”or”Avatar” like Narendra Modi who has come to change the future of India as real Super Power of the World and bring peace and harmony in the masses of Nation. Either we people are totally unconcerned about the future of our country or totally playing at the hands of a few leaders and politicians, who are only interested to achieve their wishful agenda by their hate speeches and sermons to disintegrate the Nation and bring hatred among fellow citizens on the religious, linguistic and regional basis respectively. Now a days our Nation is facing unprecedented situation due to outbreak of COVID-19. The prompt, bold and courageous decision of lockdown of entire country to save 130 Crores of countrymen is applauded by the entire World and its leadership but some of our own leaders and politicians in order to save their sinking ships, little realising the unity and integrity as well as well-being of subjects of our beloved Nation are trying to find fault in such decision of Sh. Narendra Modi, who has workedrelentlessly for the last six years on each and every challenge faced by our Nation. The entire World Leadership is following the footprints of an “Avatar” who has landed in our pious Bharat Mata to save the Humanity. Leaders lead the masses or section of people , politician motivate the people and sometimes act in a manipulative way to gain advantage of the situation but what has been done by Sh. Narendra Modi for the last six years working twenty hours a day 24*7 only a ‘Messiah’ or ‘Avatar’ can do. Make India “Sone Ki Chidhia” again by collective efforts and strengthen the hands of Sh. Narendra Damodar Das Modi, who is a “Messiah” or “Avatar” in human soul and has landed in our pious “Dharti”, to bring peace and prosperity again for all citizens of our Nation.
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