Reigning champion Apollo Creed is scheduled for a fight on the 200th anniversary of American Independence (1976) and his challenger withdraws with injury or illness. He seeks to make a spectacle by offering a local Philadelphia boxer a surprise title fight. Rocky Balboa is not a very brainy man. He’s the local boxing aspirant who works for the mafia loan-shark as a money-collector. As fate would have it Rocky is picked by Creed for the fight. It ends in a points-victory for Creed. Afraid the public thought the fight was a draw Creed challenges Rocky to another bout. Doctors find Rocky with head damage and his wife doesn’t want him to fight anymore. Sometime later she delivers a baby and, unfortunately, goes into a coma. The dumb Rocky reads his wife stories and does the only other thing he can; pray. He wants to be a fighter but his wife doesn’t want him to risk more brain damage. Rocky promises to be a family man and not fight anymore. Days later his wife wakes up from coma. She knows what Rocky wants in his heart and says just one word. Watch the video (0.47 mins):
Rocky regains his spirits and finally wins. The media and some parties have been fooling people with the idea that ours is a British-type parliamentary system and not a US presidential election, therefore MPs elect the PM. That is procedurally true but not electorally. Take the Congress; except for one particular election (which got them a sympathy ride) it has always been a Chinese Gandhi who has been the PM candidate. It is just that SoniaG installed MMS as the PM. This country cannot afford puppets anymore; we have paid a heavy price for it. Real PMs must be at least elected by public vote. Other than that whether it’s AIADMK, DMK, SP, JDU, RJD, TMC, BSP or any such party, their default PM candidate is already known. Smaller outfits like SS, MNS, AAP, Akalis or BJD also have their “owner” as the default PM candidate. The dictator and “owner” of that party is automatically their PM candidate. The only two major political parties who do not have an “owner” who is a default PM candidate are BJP and CPM. In the new economic order I would choose to discount CPM playing a major role. Therefore, the only party with a national presence that does not automatically have a default PM is BJP.
It is in the above context that the rise of Narendra Modi from a party worker to BJP’s PM nominee is nothing short of phenomenal. He had to fight hard to succeed and be where he is today. It may not be easily replicated in India’s future quite soon. Remember, he was never even meant to be a CM or electoral candidate at one time. He was parachuted into Gujarat at a time of crisis after the 2001 earthquake. I cannot forget that earthquake that occurred at 8am on Republic Day 2001. The BJP govt then was slammed for poor relief work and that’s how a grassroots worker like NaMo was flown in. Since then the story has been the media and his political opponents (and some within his own party) hounding him over the 2002 riots and all other manufactured allegations. Even today a pathetic Congress couldn’t come up with anything other than this from a man who talks about “escape velocity”:
It is pretty dumb of RahulG or those who feed him these lines to once again start the 2002 song. It doesn’t occur to the man or his sycophants that it’s the hounding of Modi over the 2002 riots that actually brought him more prominence. Otherwise, he would have been just another CM as many others. It also helped that Modi gained reputation as a performer and known to be uncorruptible. It also helped that he happens to be a great orator who holds large numbers of people in thrall when he speaks. But the most important thing that also endears Modi as new hope is the pathetic lack of performance by the Congress and other parties who are still seeped in corruption, appeasement and vote-bank politics. The Johny-come-lately Arvind Kejriwal who acted like a corruption-fighter turned out as corrupt and as much a non-performer as the Congress. In fact, it is now publicly acknowledged that AK is a foot-soldier of SoniaG and nothing more.
The Congress and its jokers keep talking nonsense about Modi and the nation itself. Recently, Salman Khurshid their minister went to London and trashed our Supreme Court and Election Commission. The Congress members seem to have completely become senile. They rant against Modi but can’t motivate their own team as this report on a Google Hangout of Rahul Gandhi indicates:
It was a miserable flop with not even regular Congress members participating in the programme. Worse, the image of empty chairs at the hall where members were to have interacted with RahulG has been seen by almost everybody who tracks news and events. It is tragic. People who support their own political preferences and leaders will do so. They may support Jaya, Maya, Mamata, Mulayam, Rahul or Kejriwal as they passionately should. A political contest is bound to generate a lot of heat but there are some in this list of names who are totally unfit to be deciding the course of this nation. Most of them are Congress clones and I strongly believe for India to progress Congress must die. It was Mahatma Gandhi's dream too. The Congress has no ideology except “Gandhi family” and the same ideology has been adopted by many other parties too. Indians must refuse to be slaves to individuals and families and recognise performers and parties with internal democracy. Indians should choose leaders who have performed, who have risen from the ranks through merit and public approval. That’s where the future of a large, diverse country lies.
The Anti-Modi army in the media and assorted NGOs and corrupt individuals will continue to support the rise of the corrupt to protect their own vested interests. Some in the media and public domain that I had listed earlier in a post as in the pic below will be active again:
In the long term, all of us are dead. “Que sera sera, whatever will be will be, the future’s not ours to see”. But it is well within our hands to get rid of the corrupt ideology that the Congress has come to represent for many decades. There is a bunch with a similar ideology and there is one that stands with a different ideology. But the one I do strongly support is a “Congress Mukt Bharat”. I will back anyone who works for this. That being so, I too have only word for Narendra Modi: WIN!