Manmohan Dhar With 303 seats of its own BJP alongwith its allies crossed a huge 350 mark. A thunderous triumph that made history. Only after a three decades time has such miraculous mandate been offered to a political party by the Indian voter. Almost all Exit polls declared on the 19th evening by various psephologists and pollsters after the completion of 7th and the last phase of a gigantic, eventful and tiresome general election, hit the target as per the people’s expectations, and these eletion results brought a big smile on the face of ruling BJP and an unending sadness in the opposition circles. Ecstasy was the order of the day in the BJP camp while there was a perpetuous lull in the congress and allies camps. Congress may soon go into a state of shock for yet another five years for not being able to tackle the poll strategy and planning of the BJP election strategist and the party president Amit Shah. Well everything is not good in the congress camp. Arrogance, in fight, leadership issues and an alarmingly dangerous state of frustration for not being in power has almost destroyed the very existance of the Grand old party. And as a result of this, if we analyze the whole election campaign it can be very easily ascertained that this election campaign has been the dirtiest and the most ugliest of all election campaigns so far. Reason being very simple. A one point agenda, “Hatred towards Modi”. They somehow wanted to get rid of Modi at the centre. “Modi ko hatao’ was their ultimate election manifesto. And this is what made them pay a heavy price. There was not a single election rally or a road show where the opposition didn’t ridicule Narinder Modi and that too for just nothing. And they knew it but they still wanted to unleash a storm of hatred towards the PM. But all their nefarious designs to defame and dislodge Modi proved futile. It was not only the Congress but all other smaller and regional political parties, which were not a part of the NDA, who left no stone unturned to target and embarrass the PM. But the PM was least effected by such rhetoric and political drama. In fact congress can’t blame others for the debacle it went through. It is the frustration within that is slowly but steadily squeezing the survival instinct out of the party fold. Here it is important to mention that since the unfortunate death of Smt.Indira Gandhi congress has been fighting tooth and nail for it survival. The only shortcoming that is creating all sorts of hindrances and hitches is the issue of leadership. Congress does’nt have a rock solid leader like Indira Gandhi who could bring the party out of troubled waters. Relying on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi has in fact added to the party’s miseries. Somtimes it looks as if the Gandhi family is the only barrier which is rendering the party ineffectual. But anyways it is said that after every climax there is a downfall. It is the congress which has to introspect and come out with a viable remedy to keep all its objectionable features at bay. No doubt India happens to be the biggest democracy in the world. But that does not mean that one can irresponsibly and senselessly tarnish the country’s image and take the democratically established institutions for granted. You have to hold country’s security and integrity above everything. You can not as a responsible politician be hand in hand with the people who are bent upon denting the core principles of unity and social equality. You carry a duty towards nation which impliedly asks you to refrain from encouraging the unlawful and anti national elements. Democratic system of polity never gives you a certificate or right to abuse your opponent to the extent of causing personal damage to his or her integrity and self respect. Congress president and all its cadre in fact were contesting a self proclaimed competition to abuse the Prime Minister of the country with their cruel, vicious, ferocious, barbaric, fierce and cut throat unparliamentary language. And this kind of an unreasonable and arrogant approach led to their failure. well it looks to be an endgame for Congress the grand old party of India. and this election has put a last nail in the coffin. It will take no less than a miracle to gather the scattered pieces of a wrecked ship. And whether the pieces could be reutilized or reunited to give some shape to otherwise a destroyed and divided entity, is a million dollar question. The incumbent Government is trusted once again by the people of India to be the uncontested claimant for being at the helm of affairs for yet another term. Well this in fact does not coe so easily .you need to earn it through your untiring hard work, selfless dedication and a firm resolve to face all odds in order to reach your cherished goal and Modi has undoubtedly served the nation with utmost sincerity, dedication and hard work at his command. And no one can even raise a finger on his way of handling the administration. Working for more than 16 hours and making the complete administrative machinery deliver as per his requirements and satisfaction speaks volumes about his patriotism and love for the Nation. And he has by all parameters been a very hard taskmaster. Let us not talk about his social life which ultimately is his prerogative. But what he thinks is good for him and for the Nation needs to be acknowledged. His sacrifices, his commitments and his administrative skills and potentialities are a big national treasure and every responsible citizen ought to contribute in whatever way he or she can towards Nation building and nevertheless as a helping hand to a man who is always there to reciprocate the gesture of goodwill. Modi’s achievements during the last five year term of his Government are visible and undeniable. Without going into the details of the schemes he conceived and acted upon to reach the smallest man let us try to analyze the tremendous change country has seen on the economic, social, scientific and international fronts. Today India is the largest growing economy of the world . India is now 7th largest economy of the world. India is behind by only $105 and $119 bn from 6th and 5th ranked France and United Kingdom, respectively. India is at 3rd position after China and Japan among Asian countries. India shares around 9% of total Asia’s GDP (nominal). During the UPA regime India was struggling with an inflation rate in between 9 and 10 percent. which fell even to 3.6% during Modi regime. Social security, women empowerment and employment is yet another sector where Modi Govt. has put in a result oriented effort in order to address these key areas. India has gained an unpresedented repute in the international arena on almost all fronts and commands a respectful position in the world fora.India has been able to forge support in declaring Masood Azhar as global terrorist despite China’s initial hindrances in the shape of repeated vetoes and technical holds. And ultimately succumbing to the International pressure spearheaded by India.Be it electrification, construction of tiolets, allotment of houses to the poor and downtrodden, productive schemes for the farmers with an aim to raise their income, construction of roads to enhance road connectivity, reforming railways and upgrading the existing system. Allotment of cooking gas to the rural women so as to free them from the miseries of smoke spoiling their eyes. Modi who himself coes from a very poor back ground had not to learn it from others as to how he needs to serve the poor and the socially suppressed section of he society. To cut it short it can not be denied that the previous 5 year term of Modi in office has been an era one can talk about with a great sense of pride, satisfaction and gratification. Friends Modi and his team earned the trust of the voter of India. All one can hope is that the new Government opens up new horizons of hope, health and prosperity for the people of India in particular and that of the world in general. And India takes a leap forward to becoming “Vishv Guru”. And needless to mention….Congress needs to do a lot of churning and a very serious and in depth introspection to even think of being a reasonable and respectable opposition to the ruling BJP. And a very friendly suggestion which they really need to think over with a great deal of concern is that there is no room for blatant lies, shameless propaganda, rhetoric and bizzare rumour mongering in healthy politics. All the very best to the new Modi Government for another glorious term in the office.
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