Narendra Modi: the End of Slavery and a civilizational victory

Annihilation, not decimation is the word you’re looking for. Forget the BJP tally. Forget expert election punditry. Forget everything else. Focus on what just one man has acutally accomplished. He accomplished what looked seemingly impossible even a week ago: the annihilation of a party, whose dissolution Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi recommended more than 60 years ago. For all his faults, Gandhi was gifted with a good sense of foresight. In today’s terms it means just this: he foresaw that the party, which was at the forefront of India’s freedom struggle could only be sustained by creating a nationwide ecosystem of slavery. And that party, the Indian National Congress Party, the very party which fought to liberate India from British rule, after 60 years, was headed by an Italian who, just like the colonial British, used deracinated, servile Indians to run not just the party but the entire nation. This one man has reduced it to a state, in a democracy, where even if it desperately wants to, cannot by law become the principal Opposition Party. And this is the same party which was in Government for the last ten years.

And it took exactly one man from the selfsame Mohandas Gandhi’s selfsame state of Gujarat to fulfill that selfsame Gandhi’s dream. Except that where Gandhi recommended voluntary dissolution, this man opted for annihilation. Please put your hands together for Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi.

Way back in 2010, I wrote a piece where I basically said that Narendra Modi is an idea whose time has come. In less than three years after I wrote that, the idea began to crystallize in the minds of the Indian people, and on 16 May 2014, it finally emerged as an inspiring and sturdy sculpture which will continue to inspire and more importantly, endure. Please put your hands together for Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi.

Frankly, the Remote Control Rani-led Congress never stood a chance from day one.

But that’s understandable. That happens when you have utterly servile people as your closest advisors, no matter how accomplished they are and what their qualifications are. The biggest symbol of this is Manmohan Singh–although it pains me to use such language while referring to him because he was after all the Prime Minister. Yet, he cannot evade that responsibility because it was only during his decade-long tenure that the authority of the Prime Minister’s office was so thoroughly decimated. With him being a passive abettor of said decimation. It was also during his tenure that the office and the authority of the President of India was equally, if not horribly debased. And so starting with the First Citizen of India all the way up to the last footsoldier of the Congress party, every single person, and every single institution was completely disenfranchised, devalued and debased on a scale never seen before. And the evil genius of the Congress ecosystem carried out this destructive rampage riding on the back of just one word: secularism.

And that’s why I say Remote Control Rani-led Congress never stood a chance from day one. Chief Minister Narendra Modi took that selfsame one word, interpreted it in the same sense that the Congress did but with a tiny difference: his interpretation was based on honesty. He simply said Secularism is India first. In other words, Narendra Modi’s secularism was a secularism that aimed at uniting the Indian people whereas the Nehru-inspired Congress secularism was aimed at dividing the Indian people only because he and his dynasty could stay in power forever.

And so when you puncture the most powerful weapon in your opponent’s arsenal like this, what else is your opponent left with?

The answer: Rahul Gandhi. A pitiable prince of a crumbling palace, whose appearance of glamour, grace, and grandeur rests merely on timely paint jobs on the outer walls. Inside resided the Queen, shielded by her servile minions, and the Prince, a prisoner of his own rebellion against education and commonsense. And each time when the Prince’s rebellion failed miserably, he escaped to Spain to plot his next round of yet another failed rebellion. A loser who “(I) lost it.” An MP who compliments Gujarat’s women for “producing” surplus milk in Gujarat. A believer of empowerment of Venezuelan women. A future Prime Minister who can’t spot Arunachal Pradesh on the Indian map. An absentee Parlimentarian. A paper-tearer. A party animal forced into politics.

This then is the sum and substance of the formidable opponent of a battle-hardened warrior who looked at his wounds as festering inspirations, as painful reminders of the culture of servility that eats the nation from within, a culture that needs to be urgently replaced by a culture of meritocracy, decency, prosperity and peace.

Dig up whatever reports you want to. Every single attack by the Congress and Congress clones against Narendra Modi during the past decade only served to weaken them in direct proportion to the intensity of their attack against him, and served in equal measure, to strengthen him. Some hugely visible instances:

1. Gujarat elections circa 2007: Narendra Modi is a maut ka saudagar, thundered the shielded Queen following the script of a Jihadi named Javed Akhtar. Result: Narendra Modi reelected for the second time.

2. Gujarat elections 2012: the Queen, beaten badly five years ago, feeling those reverberations, groping for an intelligible response. Result: Sonia Gandhi hands victory to Narendra Modi. Elected for the third time.

3. Lok Sabha elections 2014: Narendra Modi, the chaiwala can never become the Prime Minister, claimed Alcoholic Aiyar. Narendra Modi elected as the Prime Minister of India.

Moral of the story: You call me a bad guy once, twice, thrice, ten times, I am a bad guy. You call me a bad day 82340238402834803284 times every single day for 10 years, you are the bad guy.

To its credit, the Congress gave up the 2014 Lok Sabha elections long ago without even a semblance of fight. That is as it should be. The Congress has been used to winning election after election using divisiveness, skullduggery, violence, and all of the above, and projecting such ill-gotten victories as the “verdict of the people.” And so when it was confronted for the very first time with an opponent who upset every known Congress formula of winning elections, an opponent who sought votes based on his record of delivered, visible achievements instead of spurious slogans and appeals to heredity, what option does it have other than giving up? More so when it has nothing to defend, forget projecting anything as achievement.

What we should never forget is the fact that it was not just the Congress alone that fought the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The entire Congress arsenal fought. And with all its might. I could name names. But that’d mean giving them oxygen that they don’t deserve. Like food, even oxygen has to be earned. Supporting the Congress is equivalent to looting oxygen from someone who has nothing except his/her breath. The arsenal that comprises the Congress’ political allies, intellectuals, academics, the media, the LitFest mafia, and most important, the institutions of the state it has successfully subverted, controlled, and unleashed to stop just one man. The nationwide Congress arsenal. None of us have seen the Kurukshetra war. So far removed from time. Maybe fact. Maybe fiction. And if you are a staunch “realist,” “rationalist,” or whatever, you will view the plight of the Pandavas with skepticism at the most. Sympathy for the Pandavas’ plight? Maybe. Maybe not. But you all know the story of the Kurukshetra war. And it is exactly what Narendra Modi has fought. Against impossible odds. Against the entire might of a subverted state.

And won. And annihilated the opponent.

Although I’m no Bollywood fan, the temptation to quote this rather crude dialogue from a Salman Khan movie: “Itne ched karenge ke confuse ho jaaoge ki saans kahan se le aur paade kahan se.” That, currently is the state that Narendra Modi has reduced the Congress (or what is left of it) to.

More than anything, what Narendra Modi has achieved is a civilizational victory.

If we trace at least 5000 years of Indian history, we find some major epochs. The first perhaps is Alexander’s invasion of India–the first external, Western invasion of India. From then to now, India remembers his “invasion” as nothing more than an antbite. The next is the Arab invasion of Sindh, which India resisted successfully for nearly 300 years. But the definitive, destructive and hugely successful and successive inroads into India were Mahmud Ghaznavi’s relentless attacks. Inroads into Gujarat. Destruction and looting of Somanath. And Mohammed Ghori onwards, the native resistance both failed to update itself and comprehend what exactly motivated that kind of barbaric and sustained attacks. From then till the 14th Century, a century that marks another epoch that helped stop the destructive, savage, and debauched worldwide perversion named Islam. It was the 14th Century that saw the rise and rise of the Vijayanagar Empire that stood as the indestructible mountain, which solidly saved South India from undergoing the fate of North India whose sorry and painful fate needs no elaboration but whose agonizing story needs to be told in full detail, free from Nehruvian politics. Post Vijayanagar saw another epoch heralded by Shivaji, and then the Maratha Empire which not only undid the savage “legacy” of centuries-long Muslim rule but reclaimed in large part the native Indian spirit, culture and civilization.

And May 16 2014 marks the beginning of a similar epoch.

Please put your hands together for Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi.

Postscript: My life has been always been guided by convictions that I imbibed from reading Vedanta, Adi Shankara, and countless such people to whom I owe everything. One conviction that’s never left me, that I will never leave is the fact that without Sanatana Dharma, the world has much to lose, and that Sanatana Dharma is capable of, and has always stood by this nation in times of extreme crisis. In Narendra Damodardas Modi, I’ve seen for at least 12 years, a human expression of that philosophical spirit that rejuvenates itself. He is Prime Minister now. But to me, he will always be a symbol of Dharma, a communal term of which I am immensely proud.

51 comments for “Narendra Modi: the End of Slavery and a civilizational victory

  1. Offspring
    May 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    From a big admirer:
    Your involvement with politics and people is only stop-gap. Sooner or later, Sage Vasishta will replace Arun Shourie in your life. You will move from names and forms to something more important – the Truth. This world is not where you search for the Truth.

  2. X
    May 24, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Just feel like saying this:

    Isn’t Robert Vadra, with his utterly hilarious moustache, like a caricature of a parody of a cinema villain?

    Of course, he actually *is* a villain.

    On a more pertinent note, one thing to remember about the Congress is that it was created by an Englishman, A.O. Hume. Not it is being destroyed by an Indian, and good riddance, it should have been destroyed in 1908 when Gokhale’s faction became the more dominant portion.

  3. nandan
    May 23, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    2019 will see the total extinction of a species cakled the congressis..annihiliation to armegeddon

    Jai Ho Modi!!

  4. Lakshminarasimhan
    May 22, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Thanks for the excellent thoughts…. I too feel that I am living in a transitional period of history. NaMo has given an opportunity to everyone to be part of this transition by playing their roles…contributing their might…..

  5. karan
    May 22, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Many prayers for Modl.

  6. som
    May 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Very articulated article.

  7. Rama
    May 21, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    Great article. Kudos Sandeep. Ignore Senthil please. My experience with this guy? All responses will end up with his Kula acharam and Senthil’s right to sacrifice animals in the name his village tradition.
    My prayers for NaMo Ji health and his safety.

    • May 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      @Rama,

      atlast u hv come here too.. ur hysterical allergic to our kula acharams is comical.. i can find an immense sense of insecurity in u by the very term acharam.. bcoz u dubashis had eloped with western life style, and lost the moral eligibility to speak about dharma.. u find solace in the dubious hindu identity which is very vague where u no need to follow any retriction or acharam.. bcoz any one can eat beef and claim to be hindu..

      • Rama
        May 23, 2014 at 2:05 PM

        See, I expected this from this guy. I am a vegetarian by the way. Let us not get distracted from the topic by trolls like Senthil.

  8. SP
    May 19, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Sandeepjee. Congratulation. You have always believed in Dharma and I have been great admirer
    of your writing. Congratulation to Shri Jaisimha on his election. Let us pray for long life of NaMo.
    We hope complete washout of Psuedo Secular fake Gandhis. It is pity that instead of being proud of our Hindu and Indian heritage, we have country full of Macauly Putras/Putris who are bent on destroying Bharat.

  9. Ravi
    May 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Superb article. I certainly hope NaMo meets the expectations of all the Billion people and bring back India to right path.

  10. May 19, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    you have said all that was on my mind but could not articulate like you. with his victory, I have begun to feel secure …. And peaceful. truly an avatar.

  11. Subramanian
    May 19, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Its long since I have read such an article.

    Superb.

  12. May 19, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    @sandeep,

    Your emotional outburts has forgotten some fundamental questions..

    1. What exactly do you call as civilization? Are the indian metros which is what forms modern india, the continuation of 5000 year old civilization? is there any place for dharma in the current metro system?

    2. When the same colonial institutions are till now functioning by sucking out resources from the native bharath, how come you say NaMo’s election is going to be end of slavery? Is he going to dismantled these colonial structures and restore the rights of the pre-british bharathiya kshatriyas? If not, then it cannot be a civilizational victory, nor end of slavery..

    3. Did he ever revive the traditional economic system? or Traditional administrative system? or our original concept of dharma? I dont think he is going to do that.. because he never understands it, .. NOR does the majority of the Hindutva ideologicaly blinds..

    I would like to quote the below experiences of dharmpal, which is very relevant at this juncture..

    http://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/t_es/t_es_agraw_dharampal_frameset.htm

    Around 1960, I was travelling from Gwalior to Delhi by a day train, a 6 or 7 hour journey in a 3rd class compartment when I met a group of people and I think in a way that meeting gave me a view of India, the larger India. The train was crowded. Some people however made a place for me. And there was this group of people, about twelve of them, some three or four women and seven or eight men. I asked them where they were coming from. They said that they had been on a pilgrimage, three months long, up to Rameshwaram, among other places. They came from two different villages north of Lucknow. They had various bundles of things and some earthen pots with them.

    I asked, what did they have in those pots. They said that they had taken their own food from home. They had taken all the necessities for their food-atta, ghee, sugar – with them, and some amounts of these were still left over. The women didn’t seem to mind much people trampling over them in the crowded compartment, but they did feel unhappy if someone touched their bundles and pots of food with their feet.

    And then I said they must all be from one jati, from a single caste group. They said, ‘No, no! We are not from one jati, we are from several jatis.’ I said, how could that be? They said that there was no jati on a yatra-not on a pilgrimage. I didn’t know that. I was around 38 years old, and like many others in this country who know little about the ways of the ordinary Indian-the peasants, artisans and other village folks.

    And then I said, ‘Did you go to Madras? Did you go to Bombay?’ ‘Yes! We passed through those places,’ ‘Did you see anything there?’ ‘No, we did not have any time!’ It went on like that. I mentioned various important places of modern India. They had passed through most, but had not cared to visit any.

    Then I said, ‘You are going to Delhi now?’ ‘Yes!’ ‘You will stop in Delhi?’ ‘No, we only have to change trains there. We’re going to Haridwar!’ I said, ‘This is the capital of free India. Won’t you see it?’ I meant it. I was not joking. They said, ‘No! We don’t have time. May be some other day. Not now. We have to go to Haridwar. And then we have to get back home.’

    We talked perhaps 5 or 6 hours. At the end of it I began to wonder, who is going to look after this India? , India are we talking about? This India, the glorious] of the modem age, built by Jawaharlal Nehru and c people, these modem temples, universities, places of scholarship! For whom are we building them? Those people their pilgrimage were not interested in any of this. And were representative of India. More representative of II than Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ever was. Or I and most us could ever be.

    • Abhijeet
      May 19, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      Dear Senthil,

      Indian or Hindu Civilization has always been inspired by “The One” who will fight evil & restore truth & justice to common people. We get this inspiration from Bhagavat-Gita itself. It seems you are looking at the article with a caste prism & not as a National prism where the whole Hindu society is moving towards progress without casteist mindset. That’s basic Hindurashtra philosophy for you !!!

      • May 22, 2014 at 10:39 PM

        you hv locked urself with the caste-curry narration of colonial britishers.. pls come out of the ideological illusion, and look at our history with open mind..

        I have posted dharampal’s first hand experience on what india is.. during 1947, it is the people of metros educated in macualy english and moulded in to western life, who formed the concept of India.. the native people who lived their dharmic life was still part of the bharath.. this is what reflected in dharampal’s narration.. the people who went to rameshwaram, did not give a damn about chennai or delhi.. which means, the metros were alien to our society and our land..

        Today this alien system has been destroying our native systems, and the urban indians are mistaking this colonial metro based india as the 5000 year old civilization.. i only ask them a simple question.. Pls show me any one aspect of metros, which can be said as continuation of our civilization?

        • Shajtih
          May 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

          @ Senthil : You can under-estimate and speculate about any government and person because you are living in india and we are democratic country. What you mean by civilization? Quoting you definition of what is Civilization for your understanding: “An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions.” – When people got framed mindset(I would like call them framed people, because they dont believe in modernization or society’s needs and they still want to travel by bullock carts…) and they become more regional baised(in your case you are looking things in this way) they dont even bother fellow being lived in other states as well… Why people needed metros and infrastructures? – We are living in a era of technology and advanced medical facilities(Which is not the case of 5000 years back) and as per you we need to go back to 5000 years and live like a Adam and Eve? I would rather advice you to come down to earth and think about fellow beings….rather opposing everything what other’s does(Typical mentality of people from certain state)…

    • Lakshminarasimhan
      May 22, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      Hi,
      I have been living in metro only. My life is based on Dharma 100% and everyday I see several people around me who are far better than me in following the dharma.

  13. Abhijeet
    May 19, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Dear Sandeep,

    The one historic figure which NAMO comes closest is Chandragupt Maurya. A commoner chosen by Acharya Chanakya ( RSS ) to fight Dhananand’s kingdom ( Congress ). Chandragupt rise to the challenge & set up a pan India empire.

    It might be pre-emptive but the RSS must start grooming NAMO’s successor from OBC background to take the mantle after another 10 years. I am sure they have already started working on it !!!

  14. May 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Last time I commented on your blog, we were in the darkest period of our history, and both our religion and our nation seemed finished. Our civilization looked finished. Today, it seems, Lord Mahadev has taken mercy on us, and given us one more chance.

  15. hari
    May 19, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    A small ambiguity in your article needs some clarification. You say in one paragraph:

    > To its credit, the Congress gave up the 2014 Lok Sabha elections long ago without even a semblance of fight.

    And in the next paragraph you say:

    > What we should never forget is the fact that it was not just the Congress alone that fought the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The entire Congress arsenal fought. And with all its might.

    Perhaps you could explain the context of these seemingly contradictory statements.

    • May 19, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      Congress had given up the electoral fight long before it was announced. It knew it will never live down the anti-incumbency and the corruption stigma.

      However, it had marked Narendra Modi as a mortal threat to the dynasty way back in 2002. (Remember, the train burning incident that started 2002 riots was unprovoked, and was led by one Haji Bilal – who was a Congress councilor at that time. And as if on cue, the media started roaming the streets.) It is this battle for the dynasty’s survival that Congress has been fighting tooth and nail – with the help and unquestioned complicity of Indian main stream media.

      This is what I surmised from the seemingly contradictory statements in Sandeep’s article.

      k

    • nash
      May 20, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      hari

      good catch and here is the analogy,hope it makes sense

      Suppose you are a good runner and lets say you clock 13 seconds to run 100 meters and you have been winning the circuits.Now somebody comes along and does the 100 meters lap in 9 seconds.You know that timing cant be beaten whatever you try.So this is the giving up part

      You have been competing for long and you cant give up for the coming event.So you do scout around to find anybody could near that timing.You bring various participants in the hope that something might happen your way.And this is the entire congress arsenal and might.

      That is how the contradictory statements resolves.The main idea being the event happens and it has to be participated.

  16. May 19, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Sandeep Sir,

    Its really a great article.

    And I also congratulate your friend Shri Pratap Simha for his victory in Mysore.

    I feel mission accomplished. Its time to WORK now!!

    JAIHIND

  17. Amit
    May 19, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    It’s not annihilation yet – the Congress still won 44 seats. That number needs to be reduced significantly in the next election, and then it will be annihilation. More so, in the next 5 years, Modi will have to strengthen democratic institutions and make policies which will continue long after, and that would be true annihilation of Congress.

  18. magesh
    May 19, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    superb…very touchy…

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    May 18, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    “Victory Has Defeated you” ——–> Modi to “The Family”
    Similar to Bane to Batman

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  20. May 18, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    The likes of Mani Shankar Aiyar is a personification of what is wrong with the Congress. He represents the worst of the worst in the Congress Dynasty culture that believes in the divine right to rule this nation since independence.

    Congratulations to India for this decisive mandate.

  21. Manish
    May 18, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    One coming from the depth of your heart, I presume.

    A very eventful moment in life for us.

  22. May 18, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    One man single handedly destroyed the platform corrupt congress stood on for ten years.
    It is a lesson for all Indians …never in future compromise on your rights and liberty as you did in the hands of Man Mohan Singh.
    $onia and Rahul used him against basic values of Indians

  23. mhndv
    May 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Annihilation of fake secular politicians is acheived, next must be the intellectuls and media of the same class

  24. May 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Superb one, enjoyed reading this blog as many of your thoughts are shared by me too and was waiting for the past 10 years for this day. God bless you with good health and long life! Om Saravana Bhava!

    Jai Hind!

  25. May 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Superb article!!

  26. May 18, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Excellent Sandeep…

  27. Jooske
    May 18, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    The people were tired of corruption, nepotism, money laundering, scams and virtual slavery.

    Modi’s first step should be to deny the West the fawning admiration of past Indian leaders like Nehru or his dynasty,and to deny the West’s long held ambitions to dominate India.

    His next step should be to bring one law for all, not separate laws for Christians ,and Muslims in India who have been politically and financially pampered in the past at the expense of Hindus.

    Is that not what secularism is? ( The Congress favourite mantra uttered by Sonia Gandhi in 2004 but never carried out.

  28. Jooske
    May 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    New York Times could not get away from the negative slurs.

    Notice the BUT

    But it also worries many people….

    But it also worries many people. He is blamed by many of India’s Muslims for failing to stop bloody religious riots that raged through his home state in 2002, leaving more than 1,000 people dead. Others fear he w

    But he is right wing

    …..full-time activist for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a right-wing Hindu organization,

    But he an outsider…….

    outsider amid New Delhi’s elite,

    But he is a Hindu nationalist not just nationalist……

    Mr. Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party

    but he did not win- the opposition lost

    In the end, Mr. Modi’s victory will be seen largely as a function of his opponents’ weakness, said the historian Ramachandra Guha.

    Yes the win was nothing to do with Modi-what cheek does does this Guha guy have

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/world/asia/india-elections.html?emc=edit_na_20140516&nlid=11723505&_r=0

  29. KRISHN BALA
    May 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    JUST MARVELLOUS
    JUST FABULOUS

  30. Jatin
    May 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    The so called “less educated, rustic, village types folks” of Uttar Pradesh gave a full verdict to Narendra Modi’s decisive victory. Not the city slickers, not the intellectuals, not the US facing techies for dollars,not the bloggers, not the social media, not the highly educated PhD earners from the US or UK but it is UP – it ensured that BJP gets absolute mandate. What you see NaMo today with full glow – credit goes to these rustic village types derided by so called intellectuals – left, center or right alike. How many in UP read social media? Used blog? Used “cutting edge technology” to know what is going on?

    I am not from UP. But stunned by the verdict they gave. Without which Narendra Modi now perhaps would be sitting with brainless secualrists like Jaya, Mamata or Maya. Well done UP!

  31. Chandra
    May 18, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Dear Sandeep- Brilliant articulation.
    Sanatana Dharma is and will be our guiding principle. The unbridled minority appeasement and the commitment to an empty Nehruvian Socialism were holding us back. I look forward to this energetic man leading India in the next decade. However there needs to be a clear effort at subduing the re-emergence of the secularists doctrine and also a left leaning slant again.

  32. May 18, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Brilliant piece…one from the heart…including the Post Script

  33. May 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Next 100 Days

    Dear Narendrabhai ,

    You have talked your way to power – calling yourself , ” Mazdoor # 1 ”

    Now , it is time to ” Walk the Talk ”

    People of India have taught a lesson to the party which called you ,

    ” Merchant of Death ( Maut Ka Saudaagar ) ”

    They believe you to be ” Merchant of Dreams ( Sapno Ka Saudaagar ) ”

    Of course , no one expects any miracle to happen on the ground , in the next 100 days

    But the decisions that your Cabinet takes – and transparently communicates to the people – in the next 100 days , will tell them , whether your Government is any different than UPA-2

    Here are the decisions that people expect :

    A … FIGHTING CORRUPTION

    * Appoint Central Lok Pal
    * Appoint ( where missing ) , Lok Ayuktas in BJP controlled States
    * Appoint Special Fast-Track Courts to try within 1 year , criminally-
    charged MPs / MLAs / Bureaucrats / Politicians / Businessmen

    B… BLACK MONEY TO WHITE MONEY

    * Introduce Amnesty Scheme , for monies invested in Infrastructure SPVs
    * Amend Personal Income Tax to Inverse Taxation Regime , where the
    incremental tax rates keep going DOWN in each higher slab
    * De-monetize Rs 1000 currency notes

    C… JOB GENERATION

    * Amend Corporate Tax Regime , with incrementally reducing tax-rates
    for Companies with higher employee-strength
    * Introduce ” Accelerated Depreciation ” for investment in Capital Assets.
    Capital Goods industry is the Mother of all industries
    * Focus on creating ” Self-Employment ” thru tax-breaks for self-employed
    * Low interest loans for self – employed

    D… DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH-EAST STATES

    * Industrialists / businessmen will not come forward to make huge
    investments in North-East , in absence of excellent infrastructure of
    roads / rails etc

    All private investments made here must be tax-free for 25 years

    E… SIMPLIFY LABOUR LAWS

    * Today’s labour laws make it extremely difficult – if not impossible – for employers to layoff / retrench workmen , if demand shrinks

    * Employers are unlikely to hire thousands of youth , if they cannot easily trim the workforce , to match the shrinking demand

    * So , an important corollary of any Job Generation Scheme is to modify our existing Labour Laws to facilitate layoff / retrenchment , when situation so demands , while protecting the interests of the workmen concerned

    F… EDUCATION / UNIVERSAL LITERACY

    * What is responsible for keeping 28.7 Crores of Indians illiterate ( 37 % of World’s illiterate ) , 66 years after independence ?

    * Ans : Lack of educational infrastructure consisting of Schools / Colleges /
    Equipments / Qualified Teachers .. etc

    * Solution ?

    Push for E-education thru online delivery of subject-matter thru tablets

    G … GOOD GOVERNANCE

    Ask each concerned Minister , to publish within 100 days, on Ministry’s web site , PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PLANS , for the following :

    * Food Security Bill

    * Connecting 2.5 lakh panchayats thru broadband

    * Aakash Tablets for 220 million students

    * Delivery of Services Act

    * Aadhar Identification Card

    * Electoral Reforms / Right to Recall

    * CAG audit of Private Companies using Government resources

    * 4G Wireless Internet all over India

    * Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

    * Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Industrial Corridor

    * Natural Resources Allocation Policy

    * Political Party’s Funds under RTI scrutiny

    * Liberalization in FDI ( Entire economy – not just retail )

    * Government funding of Elections

    * Interlinking of Major Rivers

    * ” India Post Bank ” with 139,040 branches in Rural areas

    * Bank A/C for every adult by 2016

    * Divestment / Closure of loss-making / bleeding PSUs

    * Imparting skills to 500 million youth ( NSDC )

    * Sulabh Sauchalaya ( Remember “Sauchalay before Devalaya ” ? )

    Dear Narendrabhai ,

    Do provide a ROAD-MAP ( with clearly defined mile-stones ) of how you intend to translate your DREAMS into REALITY

    with regards ,

    hemen parekh ( 17 May 2014 / Mumbai )

  34. May 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Excellent!

  35. jayram
    May 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Have always been a fan of your writing. But here you have outdone yourself

  36. frank
    May 18, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Down with foreigners as Indian leaders, more so, when they’re only interested in making money and dividing Indians,

  37. satish
    May 18, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    I so very much like what you wrote.
    Dharma is central theme of life.

  38. May 18, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Sandeep, I endorse what you say! Facts brought out to inspire 1.25 billions. God bless you….

  39. MoorNam
    May 18, 2014 at 6:16 AM

    The battle for ideas was won before the political battle. It is blogs like yours and many others that disseminated ideas that galvanised the people resulting in Modi’s victory.
    The Congress has lost the battle of ideas. The same slogans sound as fake as botox on a woman’s face.

    Great work, Sandeep (and many other Sandeep’s of Bharat). Keep it up!

    M. Nam
    PS: Please check out this video of Hitler on Modi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibW9iDMcrPs

  40. May 18, 2014 at 4:30 AM

    Yes, this is indeed a resounding victory for BJP. Congress may have misused the term ‘secularism’ but the concept remains an integral part of India. We only need to look across the border to see the ill effects of obsessing with religion. In fact there is no country in the world that has prospered on the basis of religion. We need to cut religion out of our policy and ensure that we are value logic and rationality above everything else.

  41. Indrajeet Singh
    May 18, 2014 at 4:17 AM

    Thank you for enlightening us.

  42. Vibhu
    May 18, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Very Poignant and well articulated piece Sandeep

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