I know quite a few hardcore supporters of Narendra Modi, who are puzzled – and sometimes angry- that like Mr Vajpayee, before him, as soon as he became Prime Minister of India, he changed his tigers stripes for the fluffy white cotton of a lamb, who sheds tears over the death of a dalit (who was not even a real dalit), before his people told him that the guy insulted everybody, specially anything Hindu, and repeatedly challenged the authorities of the university.
Concentrating on the economy and foreign trips only, may make him friends amongst westerners and businessmen, but Mr Modi does not seem to understand, like Mr Vajpayee before him, that he will loose the next general elections, because the common Hindu, from the Dalit to the upper castes, who elected him in a united vote two years go, don’t give a hoot about Obama, Francois Hollande and free enterprise. Mr Modi also does not seem to grasp that Muslims, Christians, Intellectuals and most of the Media, will always hate him, however much he tries to please them.
I also hear that a lot of hardcore friends of the Prime Minister, who supported him in his darkest hours, when the entire Indian National Congress, the Media and many western leaders were after his blood, to put him in jail, are being shunned by Mr Modi & the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) now, have no access to him and no way to tell hm what the real people of India feel about his Government. Delhi is a big bubble, totally cut off from the real India, where diplomats, journalists, bureaucrats and politicians pat each other’s back and forget totally about rural India, whom they are going to need at the next legislative elections. Some of these disgruntled erstwhile friends of Mr Modi are now whispering that the Prime Minister has lost his fiery, down to earth, no nonsense, pro-Hindu personality and has adopted the Delhi mode of thinking, forgetting why and by whom he was elected…
he has lost the last three regional elections, they say and instead of drawing a lesson of humility from it, of reviewing his public relations, he has reappointed Mr Amit Shah and still listens to himself, whereas even Sonia Gandhi had a national Advisory Council, which she consulted frequently.
As in this article below, they say that nothing has changed: education is still the Congress-type of education, Kashmir is as bad as ever and Pandits are a long way from returning; Article 370 and Ram temple will never happen and Hindus continue to shrink in West bengal, Assam and UP…..
I don’t know what to think, boys and girls, as I am a great supporter of Mr Modi and I have been thinking for a long time that he is the right type of India at a crucial moment, a vibhuti, maybe even. But after listening to al these friends, I have started to doubt even myself… please enlighten me. Fr