Gujarat has won! A victory of people, party and performance

Gujarat has won! A victory of People, Party and Performance

My dear Sisters and Brothers of Gujarat, The people have spoken yet again and they have spoken loud and clear! The results of the 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections have yet again established the victory of development politics and good governance over everything else! I thank the people for their affection, support […]

Modi: Good economics is good politics

Modi: Good economics is good politics

Just returned after attending Narendra Modi’s victory speech at an event organised opposite the BJP Party Office in Khanpur, JP Chowk. This was my first time at a Narendra Modi public rally. In fact it is also my first political event in India in almost two decades, the last being LK Advani’s Rath Yatra. Three things struck me about the crowd at the event.

In Congress camp in Gujarat, EVM cry again

In Congress camp in Gujarat, EVM cry again

According to a story published in Gujarati daily Divya Bhaskar, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Naran Rathwa has alleged rigging in electronic voting machines during the Gujarat elections. Rathwa said if the results are as per the exit polls, then all elected Congress MLAs will submit their resignations […]

Historic turnout at Assembly polls! Congratulations to people of Gujarat

Historic turnout at Assembly polls! Congratulations to people of Gujarat

The second and final round of voting in the 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections has come to an end. Your unwavering belief in our democracy and the value you attach to your vote has ensured this historic turnout. I congratulate you for giving the rest of India an invaluable inspiration to […]

NDTV can’t get it, hence its depression!

NDTV can’t get it, hence its depression!

In this country both the minorities and the majorities have followed a wrong path. It is wrong for the majority to deny the existence of minorities. It is equally wrong for the minorities to perpetuate themselves. A solution must be found which will serve a double purpose. It must recognise the existence of the minorities to start with.

Congress gambled on low turnout

Congress gambled on low turnout

The record turnout in the 87 Assembly constituencies during the first phase of polling in Gujarat has puzzled many while creating a sense of anticipation. Back in October when the poll schedule was announced it was received with deep skepticism over what appeared to be an unduly long campaign season […]

Alert social media participants expose anti-Modi sensationalists

Anti-Modi sensationalists stand exposed

Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s biggest problem with the media is its laziness in peddling allegations as facts, in not basing criticism with extensive research. The more his opponents resent his rise, the more impetus the SMEs in media – Sensation Manufacturing Entities – get to echo the resentment.

We must decimate corruption, encourage enterprise

We must decimate corruption, encourage enterprise

When Government after Government run by Congress and its allies throw crumbs at sections they aim to capture as their vote bank, politically expendable sections get left out; not because they are not meritorious; not because they don’t have the ability to grow; but, merely because Governments don’t find them electorally useful

Modi uses Facebook for governance, Congress hunts down users!

Modi uses Facebook for governance, Congress hunts down users!

One of the biggest challenges Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi faced when he assumed office was to eliminate the menace of middlemen or intermediaries in basic delivery mechanisms which, in the famous words of Rajiv Gandhi, reduced a rupee coming out of Government coffers to 15 paisa. As would happen […]

For Modi, after 3D it’s Facebook App

For Modi, after 3D it’s Facebook App

Electioneering in this decade stands out in sharp contrast to earlier ones in the quantum leap in the use of technology by political campaigns across the globe. Time magazine has an extensive piece by Michael Scherer on how the Obama campaign used social media to connect with young voters. But […]