Narendra Modi may not have said it in so many words, but his arrival upon the national scene was imminent after he became Gujarat’s Chief Minister for the fourth time.
Modi delivered the annual Shri Ram Memorial Oration at Shri Ram College of Commerce on Wednesday, and delivered a riveting speech that is sure to leave an indelible mark on the minds of young India.
Modi’s equation with the youth is unrivalled. He understands what young India wants and believes in delivering on his promises. He understands that the youth is not into the business of political manoeuvring and does not pay heed to divisive community-based electioneering.
The BJP strongman cares less about building a vote-bank by pandering to socio-religious elements and focuses more on what the nation is capable of, unified under the Tricolour. His roadmap is centered on youth and development. What more can a forward-looking India ask for?
In the past few years, young Indians, by means of protest and agitation, have expressed their exasperation on three key issues – rampant corruption, lack of security for women, and a faltering economy.
Modi’s Gujarat is far ahead of the nation in tackling these institutional problems. He has imbibed, and made his own, the policy of P2G2 – pro-people good governance. He is, in fact, the only leader to openly state his belief in the potential of Indian teachers to win the world over and building Indian spheres of influence.
Modi believes Government has no business doing business and espouses the need for minimum Government, maximum governance. The ‘new-age power’ that Modi calls the youth, holds the reins in its hands, the power to chart out a golden future for the nation.
Members of this unique generation of voters must ask themselves – Is there a better alternative to lead the nation than Modi?
Those rooting for Rahul Gandhi must rub the dirt out of their eyes. For someone who hasn’t tasted the testing waters of power, and who hasn’t held any position of responsibility in his insignificant little political career, Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister is a gamble the nation can’t afford.
Compared to Rahul Gandhi, whose party’s lasting obsession with sectarian vote-bank politics has continued to divide India, Modi’s political roadmap for India is based on and around holistic development.
Modi can be the Atlas India needs, carrying the nation on his able shoulders with his astute vision encouraging the youth to make their own place in the world.
Modi can win the confidence of a nation plagued by political despondency and may be the only one under whose leadership we may finally bring back our days of being the world’s Sone ki Chidiya.
Modi wins people over no matter where he goes. Love him or hate him, his surge is unstoppable.