A Gujarat court’s rejection of a petition seeking the prosecution of Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots has brought no change in US visa policy for him. Modi was denied a diplomatic visa to the US in 2005 over the riots, was welcome to apply for a visa and wait for a review which will be grounded in American law. There has been no change in their visa policy, since then. Modi has proved himself ‘unstoppable’ once again. Though the Supreme Court has yet not ruled that the accused Chief Minister is the culprit, nor has anyone else proved him guilty. So far, he is not proven guilty but still doesn’t live scot-free. He was not granted visa to US but still he is set to talk to the Indian Community in North America via satellite from Gandhinagar. There are talks that people might be over-estimating him for his abilities but fact is, even the campaigns of Rahul, Sonia and Manmohan collaboratively failed to move him out of power in his own state. He has done everything to propagate across the nation and has always spoken of unity among party members. He was a keynote speaker at Gujarat Day celebrations across North America; he has not only won the hearts of Indians in USA but has also proved that where there is a will, there is a way. I do have my own reservations when it comes to Modi’s applause and his work of courage. He has put the message, very loud and clear that even the US cannot stop him.
One cannot underestimate the personal tragedy, riots have brought to the victims and justice has to be done to them. The shrill campaign unleashed outside of the judicial forums has now to be toned down. It has to be remembered the Supreme Court in its wisdom and after overseeing the probe of the SIT did not have any material disagreement with the process followed by the SIT. Now, another lower court has looked at the protest petition and rejected the petitioner’s contention. It’s time that we focus on undoing the terrible impact of riots through assertive action and material solace and stop focusing on one individual who has gone through enough judicial scrutiny. Kodnani has been found guilty and she is serving her sentence. If Modi is not found guilty, then he might be innocent. If anybody has political grudges against him then he or she should fight against each other in any elections. Voters will decide his fate. Probably, this controversy will go on till his death or people will give weightage to the statements. In spite of courts declaring that they had not found his involvemen,t there are people who think themselves above all courts. I fail to understand, why the press gives so much weightage to such reports and publish them. In the Ishrat Jahan case, her mother and counsel declared her as innocent girl killed in cold blood but no one has answered how she was with three dreaded Pakistani and Indian terrorists. She was with them at least for 4 days as per her mother’s admission. This is scandalous and our investigative press who is always in search for sensation has not investigating this angle to publish worthless news. The press is not interested in price rise, development, fall of rupee and so many other economic issues concerning the common man. Leaving aside this controversy, even BJP as party went wrong in matters which are concerned with Modi.
Karnataka was a big mess for Modi and people started booing him. Though the fact is, he did not campaign across Karnataka. Members of BJP still have reservation for choosing their leaders because they felt that they are the right candidate. Nitin Gadkari, the then BJP national President, was one such person who was on fire as BJP was ruling the state . By the way, where is Gadkari now? After so much of chaos and losing Karnataka, Rajnath Singh is ready to invite and accept Yeddyurappa’s returns in party. They realised without his support Karnataka is not possible for BJP to conquer.
BJP members are selfish and self-centric. Of course, we know that BJP governance was better than Congress in both the terms but that was due to leaders like Atalji. Many BJP leaders hate Nitin Gadkari because of his financial scams and his open support for Modi (when others did not like him in the centre at that time).
Today, BJP members are hailing Modi because they do not have any other choice. However, they will support him only till he is clean (like Gadkari); once the accusation turns real, leaders will not hesitate to go against him either. Lack of unity, integrity of thoughts, unclear vision, loose party governance and over all chaotic attitudes amongst party members have served as a severe downfall of the party. In Karnataka, Yeddyurappa’s led Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) was one of the factors for BJP’s downfall in the state. Saffron party is more affected by the spoilers. In Gujarat, the party has been weakened because of Keshubhai Patel led Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). Congress was utterly nowhere in the scene. In Delhi, AAP marked its success and spoilt BJP’s dream. Today Arvind Kejriwal will swear in as Delhi’s seventh and youngest chief minister.
The biggest spoiler of BJP will neither let BJP win nor will they support Congress. AAP is just another spoiler with last P-factor like KJP and GPP. Everyone from BJP and RSS wants to be a political hero but fails to understand that one must first follow the master to become the master. The corruption in BJP members is less than that of the Congress men. The Congress Party will soon be in chaos and BJP will have its time to hit the hammer when iron is molten red. However, if the BJP goes on weakening, then there will be more spoilers produced by the party itself. The party will land up into broken pieces and a slightly bigger stone will again win the coming elections.
The fan following of BJP has increased. People have chosen different parties for different elections. They feel that cleaning up starts from their own household and proceeds nationwide. When they do not see progress in their areas, they do not see progress anywhere. BJP needs to be a bit more united and be strong at places where it already holds the power, prove their worth with progress and come up as a rising star. The faith in both the parties is going down, the coming election results will be based on not who has risen up but, by who has stooped low a bit lesser than the other.
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