Strong winds are blowing against the Congress-led UPA Government. At this time, there is hardly a common man left who is in favour of the incumbent PM. The disastrous period has taken a heavy toll on all those who follow politics and dream of a better India.
The stage is set for the 2014 general election. Most of India is rooting for Narendra Modi to become the next PM of India. He is expected to take the country to greater heights. As 2014 draws closer, BJP-watchers are anxiously waiting for the party to announce Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate.
Detractors however, are of the opinion that the BJP has many senior leaders who may not back Modi’s candidature as PM. RSS too, apparently, doesn’t want Modi to grow larger than the party. All said and done, the fact is that the clamour for Narendra Modi as PM is only growing louder.
The current scenario is so delicate that more and more people are becoming convinced that it is Narendra Modi alone who can come to the rescue of India and steer her out of the troubled waters. Here are a couple of recent incidents as examples to bolster this argument.
Akbaruddin Owaisi has become a household name. He delivers a hate speech at Nirmal-Adilabad in front of a massive crowd. Mainstream media does not make even so much as a whimper. The hate speech finds no mention whatsoever even though it is so provocative, bone chilling, and insulting in nature that if the law takes its proper course, Akbaruddin Owaisi will never see the light of day.
Thanks to the sustained pressure from vigilant netizens, both media and authorities woke up only to find Owaisi cooling his heels in London. As the pressure increases, he is forced to return home. But irony is he asks for four days’ time to appear before the court citing ill-health as reason.
The police do not arrest him upon arrival. He is allowed to fake illness to evade arrest, much to the horror of concerned citizens who are worried about a thug with murder on his mind roaming free. Media then distorts the comments on rape and marriage made by the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The intentional gaffe is aimed at projecting the RSS in a poor light. Many even say that the original purpose was to deflect attention from Owaisi’s hate speech.
All this is not enough. More is yet to come. Asaram Bapu was the next in the line of fire. Even his remarks on rape were blown out of proportion and given more attention than required, especially when compared to Owaisi’s multiple hate-filled speeches.
Now the general feeling is that kid’s gloves treatment is being given to the hate-monger Akbaruddin Owaisi and harsh scrutiny, quotes misquotes and demand of apologies are being made against those the media likes to call the ‘saffron brigade’. The media too has suffered a loss of credibility as it is always found to be partnering with the ruling party, creating smoke screens and peddle lies.
Everybody stands exposed now. The impression that the Congress doesn’t have it in its DNA to protect the country from hate-mongers like Owaisi by punishing them harshly is gaining more ground. The feeling of helplessness at the callousness of our comatose rulers is palpable. The politics of coalition and other electoral compulsions make it difficult for the Congress to teach anti-national elements a lesson. To keep its sinking ship afloat, it is compromising on many key issues.
What’s even more disturbing is that pseudo-secularists get cold feet when it comes to raising their voices against the Owaisis among us. But the same inertia doesn’t hold when it comes to hauling over coal a Varun Gandhi whose alleged hate speech was widely reported on the prime time television.
Knowingly or unknowingly, this lopsided way of thinking by the so-called secular Congress will eventually benefit Narendra Modi as its costly gaffes are enough to fashion a pro-Modi public opinion. At present, he is arguably the only tall leader on the horizon who can fearlessly take on and deal with the elements that are looking to wage a war against the nation. When this idea finds resonance (it has already done to some extent), no Rahul Gandhi wave will come in the way of the Modi juggernaut.