imagesThe debate rages on in Indian politics. Modi or not, that is the question. And this question has no clear answer.
Unfortunately, the “frontrunner” in elections to Parliament around eight months away, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has no clear “winner” in its ranks. The choice, unfortunately, has fallen on Modi, who is seen as a rallying point for all sections.
The truth, however, is that he has an image of alleged divisiveness that continues to haunt him and that is, perhaps, what BJP old-timers are looking at when they oppose his “nomination” as the Prime Ministerial candidate.
That is actually true because a very large section of the Indian voter will be “isolated” at Modi’s elevation if it happens. The whole country threatens to divide itself on religious lines and that the nation can ill afford.
The flip side is that in the absence of anyone else, the BJP is forced to “elevate” Modi, but what they do not realise (perhaps they do) that by this elevation, they will play into the hands of the ruling Congress which is, perhaps, waiting for only this chance to start playing its cards.
The BJP also has few allies as of now (they do not add up to anything anyway), and no one is expected to come. On the other hand, the Congress has a bunch of them, even though they are opportunists, but will be good enough to rustle up the numbers when it matters.
The bottom line is clear. If the BJP names Modi, they play into Congress’ hands; if they do not, they are “leaderless” and cannot hope to get anywhere.
The Congress is no better. There is already talk of the inexperienced, reckless and childish Rahul Gandhi being the Prime Minister if they win. That will be a pity.
That is the story of India. There is no clear leader. There is nothing to look forward to. The country may face yet another period of uncertainty in the months and years to come.
The choice is between an alleged fanatic and a confirmed fool. And that is not a happy situation!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. eChunav.com says:

    A balanced written article on how the political scenario is changing its dimensions every day. However with this it seems there is no perfect party which India is looking forward for the upcoming elections 2014.


    1. singhcircle says:

      That is right. The Indian political scene is in a royal mess – like never before. There seems to be no clear winner, not yet at least!


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