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PM should maintain dignity of post he holds

A nation, as great as India, after magnificently holding democratic elections for seven decades, Modi and BJP came to power when Congress was ruling the country, why he is taking out Pakistan interfering in Gujarat election? He is playing to the ignorance of the electorate. But what can you expect from cow herders! Modi would never make accusations if he were campaigning in Bengal or the south where the country’s cognoscente lives. It also gives the impression that Modi is taking a page from US last election. Instead of talking about our country, he is talking more of a neighbouring nation during elections. If this logic has to be believed, then the question remains, is it Pakistan that helped him to come to power in 2014?

On December 18, Gujarati voters will decide the fate of political parties. But a comment, that Pakistan is impelling the ensuing Gujarat elections, is not only atrocious and extremely weird but it also shows that the Prime Minister and the BJP government are incapable to defend the sovereignty of India. Modi has positioned himself as a no-nonsense technocrat, focusing his election campaign on reviving India’s stagnant economy, cleaning up a corrupt government, and a tough stance on national security. But in reality, he is showing different colours, which is appalling and sad.

Few days back, when Mani Shankar Aiyar said that our PM Modi is a lowly person. He might have told so due to his prejudice but that was really ridiculous. I was very much angry on Congress for catering such leaders. But PM Modi’s public allegation that Congress leaders, including Manmohan Singh, are conspiring with Pakistan, make him incapable to hold his position as PM. Modi has linked the “neech” slur against him on Thursday last by Mani Shankar Aiyar with the dinner the latter hosted the day before. India and Pakistan sparred on Monday morning after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested at a rally on Sunday that Pakistan is trying to influence the assembly elections in Gujarat, linking it to a dinner hosted by Mani Shankar Aiyar, now suspended by the Congress, for top leaders of his party and Pakistani officials last week.

If he believes that the conspiracy took place, why not arrest those “traitors” and take them to court? How Pakistan can make Ahmed Patel the CM? If the people want to make him CM, are you going to block it because his name is “AHMED”? Or are you warning the voters not to vote Congress, as Muslim AHMED may become CM? Respected PM, you have lowered yourself to become such a ‘lowly person’. It is very difficult to understand why Narendra Modi arouses such fear despite his evident popularity.

The BJP is the latest incarnation of the movement’s political wing and the party headed a coalition government from 1998-2004. While having vowed that his Hindu nationalism will not get in the way of being a prime minister for all Indians, critics point out that Modi’s rhetoric has at times played directly into the Muslim-Hindu divide. PM needs to understand that he has bigger role to play than the campaigner of BJP. He leads and represents this country and people have trusted him the most. PM’s irresponsible statement, India has one of the world’s strongest electoral processes. PM making such remarks to create sensation only discredits the Election Commission, thousands of officers involved and millions of voters. Look at the irony, PM alleges ‘Pak Meddling’, Rahul Gandhi, his opponent, stays stick to Gujarat. Our PM has nothing to talk about the development! This time he hardly spoke about any crucial issues of the state. With 22 years of governance, Gujarat could have been the talk of the town and the Gujarat model as a great example. Forget about Gujarat, he has much more to talk about our country and its problems. But dragging Pakistan is not needed, why give them a chance to feel superior?

The moment he finished his rant, Pakistan issued a statement saying “India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible.”

The BJP’s rebellious Shatrughan Sinha said it was “incredible”, saying in a tweet, “Hon’ble Sir! Just to win elections anyhow, and that too at the fag end of the process, is it a must to come up with and endorse new, unsubstantiated and unbelievable stories everyday against political opponents?”

After a bitter campaign, Gujarat voted in the first phase of assembly elections on Saturday. The second and last phase will be held on Thursday. Results of PM Modi vs Rahul Gandhi battle will be announced on Monday next, December 18. Glitches in the EVMs have been reported in the past. Political parties, including the BJP, have made similar allegations in the past, but none of them found resonance among the electorate because the autonomy of the Election Commission appeared by and large intact. Today, the credibility of the Election Commission is certainly not at its peak, and the poll panel has itself to blame for it.

Meanwhile, all the promises made by PM Modi at the time of Lok Sabha election have been denied by BJP president Amit Shah as ‘JUMLA’. So there is no point if people blame Modi for not having fulfilled his promises. In his campaign he has only questioned, blamed and accused. The BJP will win only because of Modi’s past reputation as the former CM of Gujarat and nothing more. Rather disgusting that all his speeches so far had a Muslim slant in them. I thought he had sworn to govern for the people!!

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Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond The News (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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