Monday, December 24, 2007

Narendra Modi's victory

Narendra Modi's victory in Gujarat reminds me of Dryden's observation:
Nor is the people's judgment always true:
The most may err as grossly as the few.

Modi's victory is more than the victory of one party over the other.

it is the victory of Fundamentalism in Indian politics.

it is an emphatic vindication of the 2002 carnage.

it asserts that good roads, electricity and industrial growth are infinitely more important than human beings' right to life.

it exposes the tragic flaw in democracy.

the ceremony of innocence is dead!


  1. It was not the Muslims rather the conscience, soul of all Gujaratis got massacred in 2002. What verdict else we can expect from a mutilated dead souls…..?! Now it is clear, even the last drop of humanity has been evaporated from a people who are engrossed in materialistic life, for whom only development matters above all.

    History tells us, initially fascists march through victory after victory. But, at the end, all ……..Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pinochet…….went to the waste basket of history like toilet tissues. Let us hope garbage bin for Modi is also not too far away.

  2. Maybe you should just do a little bit of research before making such remarks. The Congress party and it's allies (CPM) have far worse record than Mr. Modi in terms of development and communal carnage. Modi has been made a scapegoat for all that is wrong with the Indian communal politics.

  3. Voters can make wrong choices...
    There is an increase in number of religious channels, suddenly everybody is more aware than ever before of their religious identity. Once that is established it becomes easier to ask for votes based on this identity. Add victimhood and labeling for further reinforcing of identities.
    :( Congress win gave me some hope, seeing Rahul's approach of votes through some hard work and direct interaction with the poor.. makes me hope for better results in future.


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