In a private chat with a Muslim lady I was asked a question: “Is it possible to succeed in politics in India by ignoring the biggest minority”? My answer was a simple no. I added, though, that biggest or not, you can’t ignore anyone in politics but at the same time you have to choose if you wish to merely appease the biggest minority or help them with progress of their choice. The question from her was not merely curiosity. It was partly an assertion that appeasing the “biggest minority” is the only way to succeed in Indian politics. AB Vajpayee tried that route in 2004 and failed. When some members of the media mafia tell you that the Gujarat model will not work across India, this is exactly what they’re telling you. Why shouldn’t the Gujarat model work across India? Is there some evil curse in that model? Is that model funded by the Gambino family? Is that model importing sand from Africa and Arabia to fill the deserts of Kutch? Does the Narmada water in Sabarmati flow only under some bridges and not all?
In the 2008 election campaign Sarah Palin was asked in an interview about her views on the “Bush Doctrine”. Palin, who is as learned a scholar as our Rahul Gandhi or Sagarika Ghose, paused for a few moments and then asked “which part of the Bush Doctrine”? When our media morons refer to the Gujarat model they are asking a similar question. You see, there is no such thing as the Bush doctrine. It’s a name given by the US media to set of foreign policy principles of George Bush such as “you are with us or against us”. But instead of acknowledging her ignorance, Palin asked “which part”. The Gujarat model is something similar. It has not even been defined in any manner whatsoever by anyone. Basically, when our MSM refers to this model, the real question they’re asking is: Can Narendra Modi succeed without appeasing Muslims? Narendra Modi’s unnamed doctrine is “Justice for all and appeasement of none; minimum govt, maximum governance”. As simple as that! Now, if the Gujarat model is being referred to so frequently, what exactly are its elements? It’s simply, good governance, good infrastructure, good power supply, empowerment and jobs instead of subsidies and doles and so on. Now, why should such a model not work anywhere in the world, let alone India? How far the model is successful is determined by the electorate, as they have done over and over again in Gujarat.
What the pundits and the media mafia are pointing out is that unless Narendra Modi does what the Congress, SP, JDU, or BSP do, it’s not possible to succeed at the centre. They’re only avoiding adding massive scams and corruption to the list. And that he must also give free TVs, washing machines, laptops and tablets to succeed at the centre. Does the MSM mafia really give a damn about Muslims or Dalits or anyone at all? Laugh till you drop! They don’t! What worries them is that the Gujarat model also does not include appeasement of their mafia. It does not include huge doles in many forms that our media currently gets from the centre. It may also not include frivolous awards and honours. Modi may not celebrate the births and deaths of all his ancestors with full page ads and TV ads. Modi may not facilitate dubious sources and hawala funding of this mafia. This is what bothers them. Otherwise, if the Gujarat model is meant to signify development and growth there is no reason why the model shouldn’t work anywhere. The only difference will be the local natural resources and available skills. Even in that respect Gujarat is hardly a state that is blessed with great natural resources. And one of the most important elements of the Gujarat model is that it also, to some extent, delivers freedom from the nuisance of govt. So why complain about all this? Because Narendra Modi challenges the existing order of the establishment; an order under which some media mafia members have become extraordinarily wealthy and influential. The thought of losing this power bothers them.
So the entire clan of media celebs with their also-ran columnists, historians, propagandists, bimbos, acrobats, tin soldiers, carpenters, masons, rat-catchers, lion-tamers, snake-charmers, grave-diggers, scavengers, snake-oil salesmen are now once again busy trashing Narendra Modi. Keshubhai Patel famously said “there is fear in Gujarat” and lost. It’s fair to now say “there’s fear in Delhi and the Delhi media mafia”. The first episode had started with, of all things, a speech by Narendra Modi to students of Shri Ram College in Delhi on February 6 and then his meeting with EU representatives. So let’s see what burned our media folks.
A good place to start is always with some tools. So let’s start with the Karan Thapar show called “Last word”. It’s in line with the studio-created battle that’s lately going on at every channel. If after so many years in media KT has to ask a stupid question like “Rahul V Modi: Who is a better leader?” then you know how many years KT has wasted and learnt nothing. The awful truth is that lately Modi’s stocks are going up and RahulG’s stocks have been plummeting. This has been rattling our media folks for quite some time and they have, naturally, tied themselves into a knot over this. What is at stake is their own future, not that of RahulG. Now KT’s opener is from Ashok Bhattacharya (AB) who is the editor of Business Standard. Must be a very educated guy, right? So despite knowing the topic he lands up on the show as a very indecisive “leader” of a newspaper. When you’re given only two options, the obvious task assigned is that you weigh both and make a choice. But our editor from Business Standard does neither.
Here’s what AB shoots: “As a short answer to it – it’s neither of them… Can’t measure Modi only by economic performance and RahulG is a commodity who has not been tried. He has not done much, he has not said much. He is like an absentee landlord… had the opportunity of doing things but he kept aloof from action”. Now, a person describes RahulG like that and admits Modi has economic performance behind him. What does logic suggest a choice should be? And yet AB says “neither”. It should be obvious that this guy who’s an editor doesn’t seem to make sensible or logical choices. To him RahulG is clearly a non-performer but Modi? Oops! The only reason for not choosing Modi is pretty obvious isn’t it? So why do TV channels even call such indecisive people? Well, they need to balance the nonsense by saying “no to Modi” even when the reasons to choose him over RahulG are compelling and clear. If our Air-force is to go into dogfights in the air and AB is asked to choose between an experienced Top Gun and a rookie; guess which he will choose? Neither eh? Not surprisingly, AB is the one who used some bogus statistics on Gujarat’s economic growth in May 2012 and had to correct it within 24 hours when Tweeple pointed it out to him. That’s a long story.
We have to see Narendra Modi’s growing stature in light of the “larger picture”, right? And who else sees the larger picture better than flaky Nidhi Razdan of NDTV (Is Modi's international acceptance growing? February 7)! In one of the most idiotic discussions on NDTV, among the many things that Nidhi came up with was and I quote the essence of her statement: “Modi now talks about development and governance and not about temples”. Oh really? As far as I know Modi has always talked about development and governance no matter how one may measure him on that count. But temples? The temple comment is obviously being made with a few mentioning Ayodhya and Ram Mandir at the Kumbh Mela. But when has Modi ever waded into the Ayodhya issue since he became CM of Gujarat? This is not to suggest that he is not in favour of the temple but he hasn’t been vociferously campaigning for it. Fact: Under Modi many Hindu temples that were built illegally on encroached public land in Gandhinagar were demolished in October 2008. Yeah, 80 temples were fully or partly demolished (read TOI report). Now, is that consistent with his policy of “no appeasement” and not allowing illegal constructions? Can Congress or some of the parties I named earlier take similar action against illegal Muslim structures? So that’s another load of rubbish that Nidhi and her channel churned out. NDTV is consistent in their garbage.
Then it seems Narendra Modi forcibly invited himself to a lunch with representatives of the EU. He had a meeting with them in Delhi and as their “guest” he was the one who hosted a lunch for them. How nice! The guest hosts the lunch. After UK the media’s worst fears came true. The EU has more or less removed the boycott of Narendra Modi and Gujarat and may be doing business with the state. UK? Doesn’t matter! EU? Doesn’t matter! The media now claims the US has still not lifted its so-called ban on Modi. When the US too falls, the media can always claim that Jupiter has still has a ban on Modi. So Arnab The Apologist predictably started screaming and asking if Modi had apologised to the EU for 2002 on TimesNow. And that stirred a whole lot of dormant “apology-seekers” into action. There was Rajdeep Sardesai who is the default Minister of Apologies for 2002.
After the meeting the only statement EU ambassador Joao Cravinho made about 2002 was that “We were pleased that he was able to tell us that because of a number of changes that he has introduced that such events could not be repeated in 2013”. Any CM would naturally assure anyone that riots would not happen again. Where does it say anything about an apology? Besides, Modi has proved in the past 11 years that there have been no riots and it’s enough proof of his commitment. What the cottage industry built from 2002 want is that Modi should somehow apologise despite petitions against him and a massive industry of scavengers wanting to hang him as guilty over the riots. Sorry, not happening. And Modi will say and do what is right and not what these proxies of the Congress party, like Javed Akhtar, want him to do.
Then there are the likes of Ramachandra Guha. I call him an “Eminent Distortian” even if he parades as a historian. This guy is not a Modi critic; he’s a Modi-hater. He and Aakar Patel would make a lovely couple. He even uses a heavy dose of lies and distortions to vent his hate. In 2011 when this guy visited Ahmedabad he could write about nothing but sign-boards that said “Mahatma Mandir”. That is how stupid the man is. He couldn’t see Ahmedabad, he couldn’t see roads, he couldn’t see the 24X7 power supply and he couldn’t see Gujaratis and other people living in the city. All he could see was one sign-board and he wrote a whole school-boy essay about it. And he continues with more lies about Modi in his latest distortion titled “The man who would rule India” in The Hindu (February 8). Fear seems to have groped Guha all over. He misleads the public by claiming Modi had banned the movie “Fanaa” and other one called “Parzania”. This is not a mere distortion but outright lie. Although the movies faced protests there was no ban whatsoever. Mr. Goofer doesn’t care about facts; he is one of those historians who has a license to lie like many other of his gang. SandeepWeb (Guha Gargles Goo Again – February 9) has called his bluffs for the 50th time. That’s a Golden Jubilee of lies, distortions and bluffs.
Is there anyone else? Sure, the woman who passes as the Social Genius and the biggest Modi-hater of all is so burned with Modi’s rising stocks that she couldn’t help ending up in a massive orgasm of hate. In my previous post I had explained her moronery on legal issues. Now she demonstrates her moronery on Modi. In what I count as hate-write titled “Modi’s ‘strongman’ image echoes an Indira Gandhi era” on Firstpost, Sagarika Ghose, the journalistic-bimbo vents her mindless rant over everything connected to Modi. She says “Anyone on Twitter or Facebook who dares to voice a single word of criticism against their ‘Beloved Leader’ is vilified for days as a “Congress agent”. Isn’t that written like a victim? Come to think of it, it’s not those who speak against Modi but those who speak in his favour that have been vilified by both the Congress and the MSM, including Rajdeep and his Dubiousy Editor Sagarika. Amitabh Bachchan, Ghulam Vastanvi, Anna Hazare and many more have been vilified by the media. Some have been forced to withdraw their favourable comments on Modi. Ghulam Vastanvi lost his job because of his favourable comments. Madhu Kishwar is being targeted by Congress supporters and the MSM for her change of views on Modi. And idiots like Sagarika are worried about Twitter and Facebook? And Modi is like Indira? That’s the depth to which a Modi-hater has fallen.
Indira Gandhi hated freedom in business and in any form. Modi is the exact opposite. IndiraG cemented the policy of appeasement and votebank. Modi is the opposite. IndiraG was unchallenged in the Congress as President or PM. Modi is neither president of his party nor an unchallenged PM candidate of his party. That is enough said. Only immature bimbos can equate Modi to IndiraG. The Macaulay Putras and Putris who live on the crumbs of the legacy of Nehru and Indira Gandhi cannot stomach that a home-grown desi like Narendra Modi has come to centre-stage in such a dramatic fashion. What they are unable to fathom is that the guy who they thought they had successfully buried post 2002 has risen beyond their comprehension. He has outsmarted, outwitted them and played his own game and never bothered what these idiots say.
So whether it is Rahul Gandhi or Renuka Chaudhury who is the PM candidate for Congress they aren’t the ones who are really fighting a battle. It’s only their foot soldiers, cronies and poodles in the media who are currently fighting the battle. Modi doesn’t feed them crumbs. These are the proxies who are scared of Modi. Very very scared! That’s the only reason they hate the Gujarat Model. It wouldn’t exactly have been surprising if the Congress had put out a ‘disclaimer’ stating the hanging of Afzal Guru has nothing to do with the rise of Narendra Modi. Maybe members of the media mafia need to put out such a disclaimer too, just to hide and camouflage their being proxies of the Congress.