Sub : The Nehru family rule is about to end as the Congress men lost direction and morality
Ref : "Let Modi live up to his promises." : - by TVR Shenoy May 27, 2014, 03:30 AM IST, Mathrubhumi Daily
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
A. About the two leaders and their minds ( Modi and Nehru )
1. More relevant than personalities are the differences between Jawaharlal Nehru and Narendra Modi both in policy and in the approach to governance.
2. Nehru was a socialist since his days with the fashionable Fabian Society in London. He was the man who insisted on bringing that Stalinist horror known as the 'Five Year Plan' to India, although nobody quite knows how India benefits from the continued presence of a Planning Commission. Narendra Modi may be the first prime minister whose policies are unabashedly those of the right, but who is sufficiently steeped in Indian tradition that he can quote Bhishma, via Kautilya's 'Arthashastra, on the right method of taxation ('like the honeybee sucking nectar from the flower').
3.Where a Modi ministry would unleash the private sector it would, unlike Nehru, come down heavily on corruption in the public sector.
4. Bad practices date back to the very dawn of independent India, to the Jeep Scandal of 1948. As a result of Pakistan's attack on Kashmir, Krishna Menon, the future architect of the military debacle of 1962 but then High Commissioner in London, struck a deal to buy 4,603 jeeps. Most of the money was paid but only 155 vehicles were actually delivered.
5. The resultant enquiry dragged on for several years. In 1955, Pandit Pant, speaking for the Nehru ministry announced that, 'as far as Government was concerned it has made up its mind to close the matter; if the Opposition is not satisfied they can make it an election issue'.
6. Whether it was corruption or simply stupidity, anyone who believes that those flaws, arrogance too developed only in the post-Nehru Congress should think again!
7. Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat from 7 October, 2001 up to 21 May, 2014. In that period of twelve years, seven months, and fourteen days his Congress opponents backed by NGOs and vast sections of the media have never been able to make a single charge of corruption stick against him. (And it isn't as if they did not try!) Simply put, there is not a shred of evidence that either the man, his family, or his friends ever made an illegal paisa.
8. Nor here they tried even harder did anti-Modi campaigns succeed in painting the man as a danger to the life and the livelihood of the 'minorities'.
9. Why did these campaigns of vilification fail? Advertising is what you say about yourself; public relations is what others say about you. And Narendra Modi excelled at public relations.
B. Modi's sincere, honest, dedicated hard work and wisdom of management skills :
1. One out of every six persons living in Gujarat is a migrant, and there are said to be more than one crore of them. I met a cross-section of India while touring Gujarat, everyone from Muslims from West Bengal working in Surat to Catholic nuns from Kerala living in Ahmedabad. (Kerala is said to account for twelve lakh migrants in Gujarat.) They know, none better, that Gujarat is nowhere near being the purgatory for 'minorities' that it is painted out to be by the 'secular' media and they let drop that information when they return home for brief vacations.
2. But those migrants also tell other stories, of a state where there is electricity provided around the clock, where water flows when you turn the tap, where the streets are not potholed, and where the policeman on the street does not demand bribes. And, of course, of a business-friendly state that creates jobs. (Why else would it attract migrants?)
3. At the upper end of the social ladder I heard one of the finest tributes paid to Gujarat when visiting Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal. A very senior member of the media who works from Kolkata has a niece who is studying in Gujarat. When asked about the differences between the two states, she said, 'There, at Navaratri when I go home after the 'dandiya' at one o'clock in the morning nobody worries that I am a single girl travelling on a scooty; in Kolkata you tell me to be back home at eight in the evening.'
4. A lot of time has been spent on trying to pin down what 'development' and 'good government' mean. But the ordinary voter seems to grasp what media pundits do not; it means a government that ensures security, that provides an environment which creates jobs, and provides basic services such as electricity and water.
5. Narendra Modi became the personification of 'development' and 'good governance' to a vast segment of India because of his long and successful stewardship of Gujarat. None of his opponents could provide anything that matched his experience.
C. Modi knows the pulse of the people:
After the battle of Kurukshetra an agonised Yudhishthira sought advice from the dying Bhishma. The grandsire's counsel makes up two of the eighteen books of the Mahabharata, the 'Shanti Parva' and the 'Anushasan Parva'. Whether by instinct or through intellect, Narendra Modi grasped that what the voters of India wanted is what he had already provided to the people of Gujarat namely 'shanti', the peace that comes through morality, and 'asnushasan', the discipline that is needed to run a government.
Narendra Modi is going to be the Prime Minister of India as of today because he promised 'morality' and 'good government'. Whether you voted for the man or against him, all Indians must pray that he lives up to his promises.
D. See the difference between Modi and Nehru :
1. In effect, the new Prime Minister's first appointment shall come tomorrow morning, when, following a tradition set by Lal Bahadur Shastri, he shall make an early morning visit to Shanti Vana, the memorial to India's first prime minister. 27 May is the death anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, and 2014 happens to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his passing.
2. The contrast between the first individual to be India's chief executive and the fourteenth such could not be greater. Jawaharlal Nehru was the son of an extremely wealthy man, who could and did send his only son to Harrow, one of Britain's most prestigious public schools. (His fellow Harrovian Winston Churchill made it a point to enquire about his welfare when Nehru was imprisoned during the Quit India Movement.) Nehru's first language for all practical purposes was the English of the ruling classes, so much so that Indira Gandhi, when asked how she differed from her father, sarcastically responded, 'I speak much more fluent Hindi!'
3. Narendra Modi's life has been a world removed from that of the aristocratic Nehru. Much ink and paper has been spent on the history of the Nehru-Gandhi family; very little is known of Modi clan. Many of them were noticed by the media only when Narendra Modi went to seek his mother's blessing after the B.J.P.'s victory in the General Election. The event was stage-managed he could have met his mother inside the house just as well as on the verandah but the images told the story.
4. The house was nondescript, with nothing to show that it was home to a man who had served as the all-powerful chief minister of the state. Narendra Modi and his mother sat on simple plastic chairs, not the throne-like structures preferred by the nouveau riche of India. And it was only too obvious that Modi was so far out of touch with his family that the younger members had to be introduced to him as the son of so-and-so and the daughter of such-and-such.
5. Over the past sixty years the names of the Nehru-Gandhi family have seeped into our collective unconscious through a deliberate process of christening and rechristening. The man was no athlete but I counted Nehru Stadiums in Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Shillong, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Pune, Goa, Indore, and Dhanbad, before giving up. In Delhi alone there are colleges named after Motilal Nehru (Jawaharlal's father) and Kamala Nehru (Jawaharlal's wife), while Jawaharlal Nehru University is named after the man himself. Delhi airport was renamed after Indira Gandhi and Hyderabad airport after Rajiv Gandhi. The Government of India runs an Indira Awaas Yojna (for rural housing), two Rajiv Gandhi Schemes (for adolescent boys and girls), and a Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to name but three. Even the Bandra-Worli bridge in Mumbai was named the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link on the plea that the former prime minister was born in the city.
6. One of the rituals of a General Election for several years running has been to show the members of the Nehru-Gandhi family coming to vote. Sharp-eyed observers might have noted that they arrive from three separate bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi, each accompanied by a full panoply from the Special Protection Group. In 2014 some made it a point to watch out for Narendra Modi's mother; she went to the polling booth in a three-wheeler auto, hired for the purpose, not even an ordinary policeman in sight.
7. Suffice it to say that the odour of dynasty suffuses the Congress; it may be heavenly perfume for Congressmen but it seems to reek as far as the voter is concerned. It struck a definite chord when Narendra Modi referred to Rahul Gandhi as 'Shahzada' ['crown prince']. And this General Election has not been kind to parties dominated by dynasties, not just the Congress but everyone from the D.M.K. in the south to the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal in the north.
1. Congress is in utter confusion and frustration reflecting in their misbehavior towards Modi.
2. Their jealousy of Modi's progress in governance gone beyond control, almost mad and stumble the parliament at will.
My view points
1. Those who demonstrate against principles of the Constitution, must be thrown out of the house permanently.
2. Strict Disciplinary action must be taken against those obstructing business of the house intentionally.
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