So, the updates. India has a new Prime Minister. Narendra Modi of the BJP. I’m neutral about Modi being the PM. I neither support his party nor the other. As I have mentioned earlier in a post, I’m confused about whom to choose. This election had Prime Ministerial candidates chosen well before. Modi for NDA and Rahul Gandhi for UPA. The people of India felt it safe to hand over the power to a normal Indian citizen.. a common man… than to someone who had seen nothing out of his family property (New Delhi and Amethi).
Even I think Modi is far better a person for the job than Rahul Gandhi. My dislike for Rahul Gandhi come not only from his own pathetic attempts to show himself as a national leader but also from the way his followers talk about him. Sometimes, you can dislike a person just by looking at his/her sycophants!
Anyway, NDA decimated UPA and enjoy a good majority in the Parliament. In 10 years, we heard the PM of India talking! No… I don’t dislike Manmohan Singh. He did what he could as the Prime Minister of India. In fact, he did better than any tongue-tied academician turned bureaucrat placed in a power position can do!
The questions that any sane Indian would ask is what would Modi do now? How would his governance be? Is he going to give a free reign to RSS and its leash dogs? Is India and its multi-culturalism going to be threatened by the VHP and its mindless idiots? I had been closely reading up on Modi and his governance in Gujarat, the western state in which he had been the Chief Minister for four consecutive terms. From what I understand of the electoral choices of Gujarat, the minorities there could have easily voted him out of power had they not wanted him there. Instead, they chose Modi again and again. That says something about him and his governance. Although the Supreme Court of India gave him a clean chit about the Godhra incident and all, the clear verdict has to come from the people of this Country. Electing him as the PM is a chance the people of India gave him. Modi should have the sense to understand that and serve the country accordingly. I hope he doesn’t give the Sangh Parivar any chance to unleash their illiterate hooligans on us.
Anyway, it is nice to see a difference in the Capital. I would have liked it if Sushma Swaraj had been given the Defence Ministry. Arun Jaitley seems to be crowded with portfolios. Rajnath Singh has the same tendency as Kapil Sibal to say things that do not go down well with the majority. I really do not know how he can keep the Home Ministry without creating a shitstorm.
I wish the new government all the best in giving my fellow citizens a feeling that we did the ‘right’ thing by giving them a chance.
P.S: By now, I hope Rahul Gandhi has understood the fact that India is a Democracy where the people ‘elect’ their representatives through a proper voting system and not a Kingdom where he could be just placed on a throne because his father and his grandmother chose to think so. :P