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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sonu Nigam Puts It At The Right Place

I am glad that someone finally said it. Though it was little surprising coming from an otherwise cool and sober Sonu Nigam, it still merits applaud, just for being honest and to the point. It also reflects how genuinely irritated he was when he tweeted his anger. For long I too had my reservations on having loudspeakers screeching all through the day and disturbing one and all. This applies to all religions, not just Islam and their ‘Azaan’, which they recite out loud five times a day. There are students preparing for their exams; there are mothers desperately trying to make their toddlers sleep; there are heart patients with critical ailment. No one has the authority and liberty to disturb everyone else to satisfy his/her religious ego. This can’t be allowed in a civilized society, be it the ‘Azaan’ or the ‘Ganapati Pandals’ or for that matter even the nonsensical political rallies.

I don’t see any problem if one opposes such blatant misuse of public announcement systems. But that seems to be not the case with Sonu Nigam and his series of tweets accusing the nearby Mosque for repeatedly disturbing him at his sleep every morning. The usual suspects have already gunning for his head. There is in fact one Mullha in West-Bengal who already has issued a ‘Fatwa’ and a reward against SN. The notorious ‘Raja Academy’ which even let its members go on a rampage in the Mumbai streets and piss on martyr memorials some years back seems to be too perturbed by the honest tweets. They have requested the commissioner of police in a letter to file an FIR against SN and arrest him for alluring communal disharmony? Disharmony? Really? Such lose use of sensitive words shows that there is much more to just ‘Noise Pollution’ angle that our intellectual morons were busy describing the whole fracas as. All-in-all, it is monumental chaos and unbelievable hypocrisy all around. Since things aren’t looking entirely normal it warrants that we should analyse what the whole farce is all about and what could be the real reasons why our liberals are at it again.

For starters, it is not all about noise pollution though SN may be trying to point at that direction. For some time the Indian version of secularism has its own way of presenting issues pertaining to Islam in an entirely different way. And you only need to know how secularism has come to being traded as a convenient projectile to aim at any sensible articulation, be it UCC, triple Talaq or Azaan. Have you heard of a controversy of similar nature involving the ‘Bhagyalaxmi’ temple in Hyderabad? It is not your fault if you haven’t since none of the liberals ever bothered to shout their throats out that time. So the temple had to shut down its ‘Aarti’ because the Muslims residing nearby had problems with the noise. Brilliant, no? The over vigilant city administration run by outright secularists like AIMIM and Congress sprang into action within no time. The Temple was directed to stop their ‘Aarti’ at once. I never saw a single intellectual questioning the move. But today all of them are up-in arms against Sonu Nigam. Did you see the trend? Few months back the West-Bengal government banned ‘Durga Puja’ at places where there is Muslim majority. Reason given – Muslims are finding it offending. Brilliant again. In a Hindu majority country a popular Hindu festival is getting problematic for a minor section of the society while the Indian version of secularism upholds the demands of the minority group. No intellectual has any problem here. In fact Mamata Banarjee government is quite blatant in violating many norms when it comes to Hindus and their sentiments. She does it quietly without any noise coming from the usual quarters. And keep it in mind, we are talking about a democratically elected government whose lookout should have been assuring equality to all and they are bound by our constitution. Yet not a single secular moron raised his/her eyebrows, much less going on an episodic outrage. But today an individual showing his genuine displeasure has the same gang going for a group orgasm. Did you notice the trend now? Let’s go through few more examples to elaborate it further.

When Modi pitched for international Yoga day the HRD ministry thought of introducing ‘Yoga’ in school curriculum. It took no time for the Mullhas to shout ‘Yoga is against our religion’. The entire liberal brigade lined up at once in supporting the outcry. Suddenly ‘Suryanamashkar’ become an object of ‘Haaram’. But today the same morons who stood by the rabid Mullhas back then are lecturing you, me and Sonu Nigam on the intricacies of a pluralistic society. Though I am not a Muslim I am told to listen to ‘Azaan’ five times a day irrespective of if I like it or not but Muslims can’t be asked to listen to the ‘Aarti’ of ‘Bhagyalaxmi’ temple or attend ‘Suryanamashkar’ in school. Everything under the sun seems to be in the ‘Haaram’ list of a particular religion and the elements of the entire list can’t be performed but I, being an individual, can’t complain if my sleep gets disturbed because of the noise coming from a Mosque. People can cite their religion and refuse to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ but I seem to enjoy no such liberty as I have my ears already shoved with four large size loudspeakers. Irony even, I can’t complain of this forced religious surmounting. I guess we too need to come up with our own set of ‘Haaram’ list and include everything under the sun so that we can have our displeasure getting the desired support from the intellectual morons. A mere 52 second’s national anthem is problematic for a certain section and with all probability; it is ‘Haaram’ in their religion too. But come to me being given lecture on ‘beauty in diversity’, I am told to tolerate something that I don’t like fifteen minutes every day and throughout the year. People can show their displeasure with having our tri-colour getting hoisted in their cities but I can’t show my displeasure for being woken up from my sleep every day for no apparent reason. Why I should be told to listen to something that I neither believe nor I like? Stranger even, why I would be name called if I make my stance very clear on this? Where am I disturbing the religious harmony with the openness and truthfulness about my daily discomfort?

Skirting of ‘Ganapati’ festival to defend the musical terrorism is as bogus as it can get. All Hindu festivals including ‘Ganapati’ are once in a year occurrence unlike ‘Azaan’ which is here forever. For a month Muslims block all major city roads for Namaaz during Ramzan while a five day ‘Ganapati’ festival seems like the worst thing happening to the nation. One day ‘Holi’ is problematic too and we should stop celebrating the festival if possible but I am told, I have to tolerate 38 days (roughly) every year on listening to ‘Azaan’ only. All major festivals in India put together may not cross 38 days even and yet the morons are advocating for gibberish and meaningless comparisons. There is more to my abhorrence than odd noise. I as an individual find the lines of ‘Azaan’ as an insult to my religion. How it is possible that one who uses big loudspeakers to mock other religion Gods and Goddesses as non-existent as there is only one God called ‘Allah’ is perfectly an harmonious act while I being termed as communal if I object to such open insult towards my God? Why someone would use loudspeakers to disturb me five times a day thereby nonchalantly announcing Gods of my religion as slaves of the God of their religion and yet I still can’t object? Why I am told to tolerate such blatant acts? Where has secularism gone here? If people can have problems with ‘Aarti’ where nothing is said against any religion or God why can’t I have problems with open insult of my beliefs? This equation simply is beyond my understanding.

That said, I still agree, all short of musical terrorism should be stopped. We must respect the 2005 ruling of Supreme Court in which the phenomenon called loudspeakers for any religious reasons is termed as a public nuisance at large. Here we shouldn’t be selective in implementation. If ‘Ganapati’ festival must get rid of its vulgar Bollywood numbers playing out loud, ‘Azaan’ too stop blabbering on loudspeakers which largely calls every other religion as rubbish. There can’t be selective secularism.

By design Hindu religion is confined to one’s belief and surroundings unlike Christianity and Islam which is mostly forced on others. But this small thing doesn’t get into the vacuum brains of our pseudo liberals. Case-in-point – MS Pooja Bhatt here. She salutes the ‘Spirit Of India’, whatever that means, by giving the most absurd of metaphor. I may very well love to know the exact part in her that salutes the martyrs and victims of 26/11 which was an organized terror attack where one of the architects was felicitated by her own brother. I also want to know the part that salutes her obnoxious father who attends junkets thrown away by ISI agents like Ghulam Nabi Fai. But these liberals aren’t very bright people. All they are master at are mindless hypocrisy. She explains how she lights an ‘Agarbatti’ before her regular saluting gesture but fails to get the drift. I am forced to listen to the ‘Azaan’ where as her ‘Agarbatti’ may not be visible to anyone else. Precisely why I advised her to rush into every household in her neighbourhood next time and light an ‘Agarbatti’ in every home.

By the way, dear Sonu Nigam – I am grateful that you let out this bitter truth. The Prophet never had loudspeakers when he established Islam and I too don’t know why I have to face this pain today after the invention of electricity and loudspeakers.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kashmir – The Morons Within

Eight people died during the recent assembly by-polls in the Srinagar seat. Now one wonders how an innocuous looking democratic exercise would end up taking eight lives. It may be something very surprising for most of the places on this planet but not for Kashmir. This is what has been the situation in the valley for decades now. For a change the 2014 general elections went of largely peacefully with negligible violence. The voter turnout was very good too comparing to the state’s standard. All that changed in about three years’ time. Not only the turnout fell to a miserable 7.8%, it too resulted in mass scale agitation and stone pelting, resulting in the counter offensive from our armed forces. Eight lives lost in the process thereby bringing back the debate if the state really is alienating the residents of the valley with its visionless approach all over again. Can the state really be accused of not reaching out to the stakeholders of the valley in any constructive manner? Let’s see.

To start with, here is what I feel about the much touted 'Kashmir Issue'. For me Kashmir still remains an over-exaggerated phenomenon that no political will is convinced enough to solve. In fact there isn’t a problem to begin with. Decades long ‘Kid’s Glove’ attitude towards the nuisance makers of the valley has ensued in a situation that is getting worse by the day. Majority of the populace in the valley want to live their lives as normally as others do. It is the separatists backed by illicit money poured in from our enemies that routinely incite violence for every damn reason. Our own home-grown intellectuals of ‘Left’ hue do lend their support to the trouble makers in regular intervals. The ‘Azadi’ gang which demands separation from India are mindlessly supported by the liberals. Our media that are in a bad habit of denouncing the nation for the slightest of reasons do also play their active part in worshiping the seditious louts. They cry for a ‘Bhuran Wani’ and they open the gates of our Apex Court at the mid of the night to save a terrorist. Clowns like Prashant Bhushan also suggest the Kashmir be made independent in no uncertain terms. Every constructive step of the central government towards bringing normalcy in the valley is squarely throttled by the trouble makers on pretext of one thing or the other. It is in fact these trouble makers who don’t want a solution to the so called Kashmir problem as their very household runs because the problem is persisting from Nehru’s time. An amicable solution would lead to a situation where these free money would run dry and that would be catastrophic for these parasites. The ‘Litfest Mafias’ too want the air of turbulence to remain there because that pays for their survival. Any solution would act against these freeloaders.

Not long back the then UPA government formed an ‘Interlocutor’ team comprised of the regular ‘Darbaris’ to talk to the separatists of the valley in pursuance of a solution. I am not sure what kind of solution was in mind but the team and the efforts they put in were a big sham. The three freeloaders of this team entrusted with the job of finding a middle ground for solution did nothing except enjoying their free junket in the valley on taxpayers’ money. After two years long hara-kiri the team that was designed to achieve nothing, came back empty handed as expected. After spending crores of public money the final output of the effort was later summarised in one single line – “There is a lot of trust deficit among the general populace of the valley”. Brilliant!! As if we were required to waste so much money to know (read hear) the same bogus lines. 

This loose use of the phrase 'Trust Deficit' always makes me admire the amazing 'sweeping under the carpet' abilities of our Left morons. For me this is the second best escapist analogy after the 'terror has no religion' nonsense. I don’t know what kind of trust deficit that was pointed out here but it appeared more like an average government employee giving stupid excuses to not do his job. Since I can remember I am hearing this ‘Trust Deficit’ nonsense while no one is sure what that deficit is. Government after government just sit there and ponder on this very phrase without trying to get to the core. Every intellectual worth of his/her salt cries for dialogues with Kashmiris while no one knows with whom we should talk. Separatists who toe the line of our enemy are not the people who can be invited for discussions. They are traitors and enemy of the nation. Traitors are never cajoled in any civilized society, which our Left Mafias believe otherwise. People who simply want the disturbance to continue for their own good can’t be trusted to become a catalyst in the peace process. That is as absurd as it can get. Left loony may have their moronic compulsion to day-dream but facts on the ground are far from it and it is no other than Sitaram Yetchuri who can confirm it.

For reasons best known to the Modi government, it sent an all-party delegation (all-time freeloaders) to talk to the separatists in 2015. A known freeloader like SY was also part of this money-wasting gang. But the truth was waiting for these morons in the ugliest form. And I am glad that it was ugly. No one in the valley showed any interest in talking to these worthless chaps. On hindsight I am glad that the Modi government sent SY and other known left dungs in the party. Their credibility is so low that even the Separatists threw these jokers out. Even the Separatists didn’t agree to trust these clowns. That should be a mirror to SY and his sick brethren of irrelevant touts. The worst kinds of leeches too find these Left scums reprehensible to hobnob with. And these are the buffoons who would come daily on primetime to lecture us on the possible solution to the Kashmir problem. This is the problem with these morons. They suddenly asperse too huge of themselves while in reality their gutter mentality is already exposed enough for any sane mind to believe them. Even the traitors of the nation are abhorred of these intellectual vermin. While the Left brigade weeps inconsolably in-and-out of the parliament for the ‘Kashmiris’, people in the valley know how idiotic and propaganda propeller these scums are. A poster at ‘Laal-Chowk’ denouncing these stupid all-party froths in one phrase as ‘Get Out’ sums up the entire credibility of these Left chumps in front of their very own. As I said, I am glad that this joker SY was part of the delegation. The Muftis, the Abdullhas and most in the Congress too have their dirty involvement in making Kashmir a mess that it is today. It was Nehru who touched Kashmir and it blew on our face and the same faggots are still continuing with their mishandling and absurd theories. Look at Saifuddin Soz for instance. I wonder why one would need enemies when you have such clueless idiots in your own ranks. And this is not just out of hallucination, if you think it to be. This is what the stand of these traitors for long. All of them belong to different parties but in reality they aren’t much different from the Separatists. This is precisely the kind of mind-set these worthless individuals carry. The Left morons aren’t too far behind and so as our useless media. There are other Kashmir centric media houses of the valley who always speak the language of our enemy.

Now coming back to the stone pelters, these are the worst enemies of the state. They live on the crumbs we throw at them but shout ‘Azadi’ every now-and-then. Routinely they attack our armed forces and pelt stones at everything India. They burn schools and destroy public property on daily basis. They burn our national flag in complete disdain and they hurl petrol bombs at every government establishment. They even pelt stones at the ambulances carrying critically wounded soldiers. When army retaliates to the mindless abhorrence of these morons their masters in wolf’s skin shout for human rights and ‘Kashmiriyat’. It was perfectly logical that the northern command head warned these leeches to stay away from army and their abject anti-India activities. Next time you are seen acting against the interest of the nation and seen hurling stones, be sure that you are committing suicide, he warned. The Left pigs were at once at their ‘Rudali’ act for the so called innocents of the valley. The same human rights warhorses close their eyes when videos show these bastards hitting our armed force personnel. Honestly, I am glad that our forces gunned down eight of these bastards this time for acting against the nation. They all need to be wiped out without mercy. They all are a danger to the nation and all that they deserve from us is death like feral donkeys. It is about time that our Army and CRPF forces are given full authority to deal with these ‘whore-children’ on their own way. Even the last bullet shouldn’t be left unused if that is the requirement. It is long that we are tolerating these beggar parasites and we ought to call it ‘enough is enough’. I am equally glad that pallet guns were used liberally in the recent past to blind these bastards. We should keep on using them even more liberally and keep on blinding these bastards at the slightest provocation. This attack on our sovereignty shouldn’t be tolerated any more.

In the mean time I would urge our PM to support and empower our armed forces in the valley. Give them enough bullets for the last bastard of the valley. Also give them the power to shoot down these traitors wherever they find them. I am sure not a single moron would be seen on the streets of Srinagar hurling stones or shouting for ‘Azadi’. Images of our soldiers getting bitten and kicked by these louts is something that we shouldn’t tolerate. It makes no sense tolerating the traitors. They deserve death and a painful one at that. I am sure our army is capable of this pest control act and quite effectively at that too. Hope we realize the threshold of all tolerable limits are long been crossed by these morons and we should answer them back in one language – BULLETS.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Why I Support Narendra Modi

This is a question I have been asked many number of times in last decade or so. Both the critics of my blog as well as my supporters at some point wanted to know the reasons that made me an ardent supporter of a certain Narendra Damodardas Modi. Many, mostly my critics, even term my support for the man as borderline sycophancy, which may not be entirely wrong as far as perception goes. But there is a catch to my support than just plain sycophancy. True support comes for a person from prolonged observation and careful analysis of the acts and actions of the man/woman in question unlike sycophancy which comes naturally out of servile mentality. And those who follow my blogs for some period of time would agree that I was an equal boisterous supporter of Modi when he was no one as I am today when he is the PM of the country and arguably the tallest leader of the present set. I find it apt now to open myself and lay out the reasons that entice me to adore this politician like I did to none; no, not even the great Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

It was 2001 and I wasn’t much into national politics. Fresh out of engineering college had its own inhabitations to make one spare time on politics and politicians. There were other interesting things to do, if you understand what I mean. It was 2001 Republic Day and it changed my interest towards many things, one prominent being my interest to observe and follow Indian politics henceforth. As a ritual I am a big fan of our Republic Day parade. That morning I switched on the TV around 9 AM to watch the spectacle from Rajpath. The tragedy unravelled as we were half into the parade. An earthquake measuring 7.7 in the Rector scale has hit the ‘Kutch’ region of Gujarat. Around 20000 people lost their lives. Lifelong savings and hard work were lost in ten minutes flat. Many were rendered homeless and jobless at once. Scale of devastation which gradually unfurled was of serious magnitude. The rescue and rehabilitation work that was taken up was equally grand scale in nature.

Keshubhai Patel was the then CM of Gujarat. Night after night, I found Mr. Patel coming before the media to lay out another of his sluggish excuses to defend his incompetency. I was relieved when he was asked to leave his position. It was a political crisis, both at the state and the BJP government at the centre. No one was ready to fill the void that Mr. Patel left. It was apparently perceived as a political doomsday for anyone who was ready to take up the vacant job. Would you believe I was a fan of Rajdeep Sardesai back then? In one of his ‘Big Fight’ episodes the very political semantics of Gujarat was debated in length while the known faces from Gujarat present in the debate showed their hidden reluctance to put their political career at stake. Then Atal Ji pressed a political novice named Naredra Modi to take up the challenge. Though it was much like how Manusr Alikhan Pataudi forced Farooq Engineer to open in Antigua since no was willing to face the fierce West-Indian bowlers first up, Atal Ji still put a straight face and explained his faith on a political novice as he was known for his organizational skills. So there was the advent of Modi on our political scene and if I dare, I may very well put it as – by accident. For a change Modi appeared refreshing compared to the slothful and escapist altar of Mr. Patel. I loved the way he answered the media and other critics. The man of the moment also spent a day in ‘Kutch’ and vowed to bring it back to its earlier glory or even beyond. Brick by brick he worked non-stop with various agencies, both government and private, to fix the disaster. As directed by Atal Ji, Modi made sure that the help reached the last needy standing. Instantly I liked the person in Modi. I liked his no-nonsense attitude. For the first time I felt, here is a politician who at least cares for the people.

Then came the dark chapter in Gujarat history; the infamous 2002 Gujarat riots. A bogie full of Hindu ‘Karsevaks’ was charred alive in an organized manner and that kick started a chain of events which we still are witnessing. Almost a thousand people lost their lives in the communal riots that followed. Post the riot, I found a startling difference with Modi in comparison to other politicians. It was a given in our liberal flavoured narrative to have the state head standing up and apologizing to the Muslims after every communal riot irrespective of who kick started it. By default the chronicle has been set at a point where the Hindus were held responsible for every communal disharmony in whichever way. Modi came here as a change. He refused to apologize for events that were never in his control. The Hindus in the state as well as across the country loved this upright approach of Modi. I liked it too. In the liberal narrative that was pioneered by the Congress-Left ecosystem never gave Hindus their space to be heard. The top brass of BJP was also falling into the trap of the same phoney narrative though they projected themselves as a Hindu centric party. Hindus in the state wanted someone who becomes their voice and Modi appeared the ‘Hindu Narrative’ that most Hindus were desperately waiting for some time. As the CM, Modi did his best to control the situation but never stretched himself to the filthy tokenism that our secularism loving pseudos’ were so used to. This even angered the likes of Atal Ji. As per Yashwant Sinha, Atal Ji has almost made his mind to sack Modi if not for the fact that LK Advani suggested to wait and watch for few months. This complete disdain towards the established norm also angered the liberals alike. Vilification from the secular-liberal quarters started pouring in. Our media which was part of the same ecosystem started airing concocted stories to further belittle Modi and his style of governance. Epithets of worst kind were levelled against him. Few even called him ‘Murderer’, ‘Maut Ka Saudagar’ and ‘Butcher’. Relentless media scrutiny went on 24/7 on national television to degenerate one man with all kind of name calling and baseless allegations. But the man in question never reacted to the rot thrown at him. He kept on working thereby gaining more support from the common populace and the BJP cadres. This is perhaps the primary reason why Modi could survive the 2002 ‘Secular Onslaught’.

In July 2002, barely three months after the horrific riots, Modi resigned when the government still had good 8 months to go. He clearly took a gamble or maybe he wanted to prove is popularity base before the nation and defy the backbiting that the media and their masters in various political parties were orchestrating. His political career was hanging on a slender thread. One loss and Modi would have been history. But he won 127 seats, 8 more than the previous Kesubhai Patel government. This showed the popularity of the man and his consolidation of the Hindu votes. This win must have warned the top brass in BJP to drop their idea of replacing Modi as this may backfire in national politics. The surprising defeat of Atal Ji in 2004 general elections did help Modi’s political cause a bit but it certainly gave enough ammunition to the secular brigade to aim at Modi with more vengeance. As expected the narrative suddenly zeroed at Modi as being the main culprit for 2004 surprising loss. The so called ‘Ghost’ of 2002 Gujarat riots held as the reason. Congress too left no stones unturned in driving home their point. Numerous investigative wings were setup to castigate Modi and his government. I am still surprised how Modi survived from 2004-2009. Handouts were issued with specific dictations from the liberal gang so that the investigative agencies could nail Modi (un)fair-and-square. Witnesses were parroted before the court. All kind of skulduggery went around unobstructed. Cottage industries by the likes of ‘Teesta Setelvad’ and ‘Tehelka’ were opened as the second line of attack. But the man in question kept on working harder there by giving himself an image of a man who also loves development as part of his political strides. His work in the state also attracted the fence sitters, not just his hard-core Hindu vote base. BJP cadres even supported him more, so as the common populace. Gradually the web of falsehood that the secular brigade was webbing started to fall flat on the court of law. Unholy trinity of Congress-Left-Media-NGO came to public domain. People started hating these age old secularism ‘Thekedars’ for their lies and dishonesty. All this while Modi kept on working more.

The unflustered aura of Modi impressed me more going into 2008-2009. The second consecutive loss of BJP in 2009 general elections became instrumental in positioning Modi in pan India level as a person who would work for the much awaited Hindu cause. BJP too as a party lost most of the senior faces after 2009 defeat. That left a huge space for Modi to make a name for himself. He worked even more to present his dual avatar for the voters to choose. At one hand the core Hindu base were happy that Modi is courageous enough to challenge the Congress-Left phoney liberalism narrative while the development centric youth and corporates loved Modi as a man in a mission for overall growth of the nation. Gradually Modi become the darling of the vast Indian middle class. During this time the advent of social media helped propel Modi further. The mainstream media that was busy all this while in airing bogus stories against Modi was challenged with facts and details. A separate narrative was built by the supporters of Modi on their own. The popularity of Modi grew further in the internet world with more people willingly investing their time and energy in countering every stupidity and falsehood of our media. Yours’ truly is one of the thousands nameless and faceless entities who fought against the abject dishonesty of the established ecosystem and the ‘Darbaris’. Drunk with power, Congress and their associates kept engaging themselves with scams and loots and pushed their minority appeasement more. When they had free time they called the massive support Modi was enjoying in the digital space as a stage managed phenomenon by Modi and Amit Shah while the facts were entirely different. They kept on abusing and vilifying and the man in Modi gradually established himself further in the national politics.

Come 2011, Modi undoubtedly established himself as the voice of Hindus. In a ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ summit he openly refused to wear a skull-cap offered to him. That was again against the established norm. Till that day every politician was more than eager to accept one and wear it immediately to showcase his secular credentials though there were no proofs of reciprocation from the other side. Modi objected to yet another tokenism and instead claimed himself as a ‘Proud Hindu’. That irritated our secular stable more. Another round of fraudulence and filthy name calling germinated. The history of grubby abhorrence of 2002-2009 got repeated all over again. Few more adjectives were invented. People from our media started visiting streets of Ahmadabad more frequently to lie more. Every bit of news on Modi was given a communal spin. People in general saw through the plot and started supporting Modi more. Our media tried to downplay the support as one for the development promise of Modi, not the ‘Hindutvta’ politics that Modi assures. But that conclusion was for self-assurance only.

The massive mandate BJP got in 2014 and the recent UP election shows that Modi’s popularity is not only because of his developmental image. He is supported by all those Hindus who felt like being marginalised in the suffocating surrounding created by minority appeasement of the Congress-Left brigade. They see their voice in Modi’s speeches. Yogi Adityanath being elevated as the CM of UP is another proof that Modi hasn’t forgotten his core vote base and the lakhs of cadres who have supported him in all thick-and-thin. This is what I like most in Modi. His conviction on what he believes and he shows it openly unlike the charlatans who either act truculent or are too coward to admit it in open. Appeasement of a particular community is a thing of the past now. In entire UP BJP never fielded a single Muslim candidate and yet won 324 seats while the routine secular parties boasted the number in hundreds and yet all of them put together could only manage to win 78 seats. Even at places with more than 50% Muslim population BJP could manage to win with huge margins. This reflects that the Hindu votes have consolidated behind Modi and BJP. And this vote has consolidated not because of Modi alone. A good lot also is because of the Modi vilification in particular and Hindu vilification in general that the secular brigade played out for decades. This is because of the nonchalance in bringing draconian ‘Communal Violence Bill’ by Congress which had it been implemented would have labeled all Hindus as communal and at faults for every communal disharmony.

I am glad that here is a leader who is listening to my worries and assures me that the majority community won’t be subjected to vilification and humiliation for vote bank. There would be that much needed equality among every section of the society. There would be no appeasement and all the established falsehoods would be challenged in no uncertain terms. I am glad that here is a politician who promises and delivers development unlike others who are only interested in scams and nepotism. I am glad that we have a PM in Modi who promises ‘Sabka Saath – Sabka Vikash’ and implements it to the last syllable.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Kabab Politics

The day UP poll results were out I tweeted something out of my experience on our liberal mafias. As such our liberals seldom disappoint me. I had predicted that from now onwards our liberals would scavenge every street of UP to bring back stories on how the victory of BJP has resulted in an atmosphere of fear for the minorities and how Muslims are at the receiving end ever since. Before I forget, I too had predicted a ravishing wolf cry for the ‘Idea Of India’ and how the very idea is under threat all of a sudden. But this is nothing strange coming from the liberal quarters. Yogi Adityanath, monk wearing saffron, getting elevated to the CM seat was a double whammy for many in our political circle, our media and intelligentsia. They were bound to shout the loudest and they did exactly that. Even before Yogi could take his oath, the cry on the imminent threat for secularism started doing the round. As expected the usual suspects were at it again. Never mind the whining since it is nothing less than mindless hysteria and abject hypocrisy. A major state like UP was lost badly and a Hindu Yogi who got to the helm, which is the worst thing ever happened to the mankind.

It all started with the installation of ‘Romeo-Squad’ to tackle the street Romeos in lookout to harass hapless college/school going girls. For reasons that largely appear unbelievable our liberals found the move grossly undemocratic. Never ask for a valuable reason because the liberals don’t have any except their incoherent blabbers. But here is the fact. BJP in its manifesto has promised the installation of such a squad in major cities of the state to keep the level of female harassment to zero. And people of UP have voted BJP on the points that they have mentioned in their so called ‘Shankalp Patra’. In fact a lot of people have voted for BJP. And facts don't lie either. If one would drive around Lucknow during college hours, one would find many such street Romeos stationed in front of every school/college, and their fulltime job is to stalk girl students. It has become a menace in many parts of the state. If one would take account of the reported molestation and other related atrocities involving school/college going girls, UP would beat many other states hands down. I am not sure which world these liberals live, but an average girl’s parents in the state are happy about the formation of this group. Knowing the wrong foot they already are in, the liberals swiftly changed their narrative - though the move may be appreciated, what about the human rights violation that this group may introduce? I once referred these liberals as a bunch of opportunist nuisance makers who love to live in the future; a future which is darker if it happens to be a BJP ruled state.

They don’t even believe the IG of the state and his assurance that, it is the police that would take up the job and at no point private vigilante groups would be encouraged to take it on their own. Any such groups which try to take the law in their hands would severely be punished. But that is again quite routine with our liberals. They don’t believe the state, the officials or the elected representatives. They only believe their thick germinating imaginary prowess full with duplicity and hypocrisy. Not a single complain is yet been filed by the so called oppressed youths while our liberal bridged is busy doing Rudali act as if they are the sufferers themselves. I even requested one such Rudali to file a PIL if she is so convinced that the move is wrong and a gross violation of human rights. But the coward only knows to whine around without any reason or conviction because that pays. Not a single soul stood up and questioned their beloved little Akhilesh when Mafiosi had become a state managed affair from 2012-2017 but today each one of these human rights watchdog is out of his/her closet to shout garbage. This is so in line with the Dadri and the subsequent ‘intolerant’ farce that the nation breathlessly witnessed.

It seems the whining for the rights of these Romeos didn’t gather enough steam. It fell apart even before it could take off. People in general are in appreciation of this move and they don’t need a liberal to visit their homes to certify otherwise. They have decisively rejected all such bogus and stupid propagandas in the recently concluded election. I would rather call it another ‘demonetisation’ moment for our liberals. During demonetisation they wept for months for the poor and the common mass while the poor and the average Tom, Dick and Haroon Bhai not only stood in the queue to withdraw their money but also stood in the queue with equal enthusiasm to vote for the man who tormented them through ‘Note Ban’. That came as a shocker to the utter despair of these liberals. All their grumbling to instigate the voters fell flat. Their little Akhilesh and Pappu ‘Jugalbandi’ as well as their vested agenda were savagely rejected by the people who matter. In a way it is the repeat of history with Romeo squad. People who matter are supporting the move while the Lutyens’ #LOL crowd is busy shouting with stupid analogy and worthless reasoning which nobody cares to listen to anymore, including the Romeos whose human rights this #LOL brigade was out to protect. This is what happens when you are not in sync with the ground realities. They depend on their drivers too much to remain in sync with the realities. This doesn’t work anymore. If anything, the liberals hugely depended on their drivers back then to inform them that demonetisation has angered a lot of people and they would vote against BJP and today, their drivers are again passing the gossip that people are equally angry because of the Romeo squad. And we know how these drivers, like their masters, are so adrift from the ground realities.

Romeos couldn’t be saved since people throttled the nefarious intent. Next the liberals set their foot to defend the butchers of the state. Idea of India was again threatened when ‘Tunday Kababi’ shut its doors because the new UP government started cracking down on illegal slaughter houses. The usual suspects shouted again for the one day closer of the eatery though I never have heard them shout for the Kashmiri Pundits who were displaced from their land for last 27 years. Even the ‘One Day’ adjective was a lie to begin with. The shop was closed for only three hours but for the liberals a three hour time frame is equivalent to an entire day. Perhaps they were again informed by their drivers, just that I want to give them the benefit of doubt on this one. As is we would go to ‘Tunday Kababi’ a little later. Lots of intellectuals wasted rims of paper in dressing-down of the government move with reasons as absurd as it can get. One of the primary reasons given was the number of people whose livelihood was dependent on these illegal butcher houses. That is so hilarious when one finds people defending illegal organizations and yet shameless enough to call themselves intellectuals. It is only the illegal abattoirs that were acted upon but our liberals would want you to believe that the entire meat industry is asked to shut down in the state, thereby proliferation of the so called ‘Hinduvtwa’ agenda. This is how this #LOL crowd manufactures stories. Least they forget is the whole business is illegal irrespective of how many are working in there. There is lot of money in drugs peddling, flesh trade and child trafficking. There are lot of people engaged in this business as well. What our intellectuals expect the government to do? Allow these illegal businesses to go uncarted? Is this the argument that the liberals want to support? If so, what kind of argument is this? I am speechless seeing the reasoning of the liberals, much like the recent Maharashtra Municipality elections where they end up supporting Shiv-Sena because their hate for BJP surmounted everything else.

Here is the thing. As early as 2012 the apex court ordered all such illegal slaughterhouses to fall inline as per the structured guidelines. The then government of Akhilesh Yadav didn’t bother much to enforce the court’s directives. In fact they ignored it with a purpose. The ‘Urban Development’ ministry was under Azam Khan (a secular by name itself) and all municipalities were under him. The connivance of these illegal abattoirs with the local political class, leading up to Mr. Khan, it was a win-win situation for all. The business flourished without any government guidelines or taxes while the politicians involved got their share on regular basis. Looking at the inactiveness of the state government the apex court again ordered the guidelines be implemented in 2015. Nothing happened thereafter too. The nexus of the powerful and the beneficiaries continued as if it hardly matters what our Supreme Court says. The new government only found it feasible to abide by the court’s guidelines and that resulted in the ‘Fire In The Knicker’ situation for the #LOL crowd. Remember what I said once – these guys are so thirsty and desperate that they will crawl towards a mirage and when they find there is no water, they would end up drinking the sand. Here they are drinking sand by supporting the illegal activities. If required be, they might as well end up supporting prostitution if that can garner some points against BJP. As is, the government hasn’t shut them down for ever. The said slaughterhouses can get their acts together with full government compliance and can be back in business. No one is stopping them there. But that is what our liberals hate. Following government norms is least of their interest. The crap that these liberals propelling on how there should have been procedures, warnings and then adequate time should have been given before closing their doors is as gross as one can imagine. Isn’t the time given from 2012 till today is enough? If they couldn’t set their acts straight in five years how would they have done the same in a two weeks’ notice period? Which logic convinces our liberals that the government should mollycoddle the illegal serpents and plead them to fall in line? Which sensible country/state acts in that manner?  

Now back to ‘Tunday Kababi’ – why the shop had to shut the door if they were sourcing their meat requirements from legal slaughterhouses? Since they had to shut down for couple of hours, it shows, even they were benefiting from the mess that Mr. Khan and his team knowingly supported. After their reopening, they have removed ‘Beef Kebab’ from their menu which again shows which particular type of meat the eatery was sourcing illegally. Legal slaughterhouses aren't closed. A reputed brand like 'Tunday' shouldn't have any problem in sourcing their meet from these legal abattoirs. But these facts don’t get to the wise head of Ms. Barkha Secular Dutt. In fact it doesn't get into any secular head. As usual she blabbers without putting much strain on her brains; perhaps that is what the secular agenda is. She declares the Kebab store must have a say while clearly giving the logic a miss in-between. Someone picked her stupidity and asked a very valid question. And what were the replies of Ms. Dutt in response? More stupidity. And these are the jokers who call themselves intellectuals. Their agenda drives them towards stupidity and when confronted they spew more stupidity as counter. People like Barkha run a race thinking they are the only participants. But that is not all, her ilk even finds it their entitlement in issuing statements which they believe can be totally devoid of any facts and yet be hailed as gospel truth. This is precisely the reason why I call people like Barkha Dutt as #LOL crowd. They make a joke of themselves at rapidity unheard of among human race until ten-fifteen years ago. Hope she learnt her lesson as I haven’t seen the shove-agenda exponent tweeting about ‘Tunday Kababi’ after that. She perhaps would have realized her fallacy of putting a straight face while lying. People have turned smart to pick the nonsense at once.

By the way, while I was busy stringing words for this post, are there any new news of ‘Idea Of India’ being threatened again by Yogi Adityanath and his team? If no then I am surprised.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Calling Them Lone Wolves Is A Critical Mistake

What would you do when your established narrative start to fail regularly of late? You try to develop another narrative of similar nature and desperately hope it to stick like the earlier one did. Not sure where I am heading to? Remember how the liberals across the globe coined the phrase ‘Terror Has No Religion’ to protect the crimes of the Islamic Terrorists? It eventually became a convenient gateway for the filth to be swept out of sight, each time, and every time. ‘Terror Has No Religion’ could easily be the worst manifestation of word play in the 21st century. Gullible people across the planet too started to believe the narrative, more because, the ones who coined the phrase projected themselves as the apostle of modern and liberal way of thinking. Whoever dared to call the spade a spade was dismissed with complete disdain; worst being, called as a communal bigot. But ultimately people saw through the falsehood and started rejecting such phoney notion. Liberals end up losing ground everywhere. It was desperate times and it called for desperate measures. How about coining a new phrase, as untruthful as the earlier one, the liberals thought?

There was the advent of the new phrase – ‘Lone Wolf’. This phrase too has a sinister plot as the earlier one but slightly different in the core articulation of untruth. While the earlier one broad brushed the terrorists as a bunch of nuisance makers belonging to no religion the later one cleverly agreed to the fact that the latest terrorist apprehended belongs to Islam. But that hardly matters since he has got no association with the religion he practices or the religion he swear upon before killing the innocents. It doesn’t matter since he was acting on his own, which further led to the invention of another phrase – ‘self-radicalisation’. I see the plot thickening. The idea : Let’s not exonerate all in one go but do it one by one so that it becomes easy to dismiss them by calling them fringe and possess no real threat to the society as they are acting on their own. But is this the truth? Are these people really working in silos? Are we making another mistake in terming them as ‘lone’? Let’s see.

Let’s scavenge the recent past a little. When ‘Charlie Hebdo’ was attacked in 2015 and 12 innocent people lost their lives, the liberal narrative at once pointed at the singular nature of the terrorists. Though the killers, here they were two biological brothers, clearly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before firing at helpless people, we were told to ignore the sermoning part and concentrate on the nature of the crime and how they managed to plot the onslaught. Sounds convenient? But that is not all here. Before the investigators could come back with their detailed findings, the liberals started dismissing the two brothers as someone who have got nothing to do with Islam or any terror organization. But was that the truth? It was later found that they weren’t entirely acting on their own. They were routinely in touch with the radical elements of Brussels and a possible visit to Syria through the porous French borders via Africa. They were regularly fed with terror literature by organizations known for their organized terror activities. The master minds of the attack were later found to be involved in the Truck massacre in France during the Christmas season.

So what made the liberals jump the gun and pronounce the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ terrorists as ‘Lone Wolves’, whatever that means? It can’t be an innocent mistake in reading the situation. Whole idea was to shield the real reason of the attack which may be because of the teaching these guys got through their growing up ages. Like all activities, terrorism too is a social activity where it only produces ideas of destruction rather than construction and the very ideas are shared among the likeminded perverts. There are many things common between these single terror modules. All of them grew up in surroundings that housed lots of religious preachers and who taught them nothing but hate towards every other religion in particular and humans in general. They also taught these cowards that how the infidels around the globe are on a mission to destroy Islam as if there is nothing better to do. ‘Hate One And Hate All’ is all that they were asked to remember. Most of the so called ‘lone wolves’ were in the radar of the security agencies at some point of the time. Most were found to have travelled to Syria, Afghanistan or Pakistan, the known hotbeds of terrorists and terror activities, in the recent past. Most were discovered with cupboard full of terror literature where page after page hatred is spread like there is no tomorrow. So how these guys were acting in silos, if the liberals would care to answer?

Charlie Hebdo is not the one of case. ‘Mohamed Merah’ who killed 12 people in France in 2012 had similar background; so as Mehdi Nemmouche who fired at a Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014. The similarities among these ‘Lone Wolves’ are too striking to ignore. The second fallacy in the ‘Lone Wolves’ theory is the convenient ignorance of the liberals in noting down the region these lone wolves operate. Entire Europe is witnessing hard-core Islamic militancy because of these lone perpetrators. Even in USA, post 09/11, there are no instances of organized terror acts except couple of lone Islamic warriors who tried to stamp their terror trail. You would rarely find these lone wolves operating in the developing nations like India and subcontinent. Why? There has to be a reason and I see the increased security and intelligence in these prominent cities of the world which virtually has made impossible for these organized terror modules to work in a group without being noticed. In comparison countries like India are still lacking behind in effective terror management and other similar skills. In big cities like London or Paris or New York it has become easier to operate alone which the organized terror outhouses have realized finally. That is where these so called ‘Lone Wolves’ come handy. Though the masterminds sit three continents away they still manage to perpetrate the crime through their supply-chain agents acting alone. At times they get people willingly there to join hands while at times they force radicalize gullible youths deprived of any basic education or skill. They catch these gullible chaps early, most of the times in jails and correction centres. At least three instances, including the Brussels airport bombing, the terrorists were said to have met their masterminds or rather handlers when they were serving jail term for petty crimes.

These guys are anything but ‘Lone Wolves’. They are part of the bigger module only. They in fact are as organized as any other terror modules are. They get everything, from motivations to logistic, at times even weapons, from people who are known terrorists or groups with dubious past record vis-à-vis terrorism. Of the hundreds of Islamic militants who have been involved in terror activities in Europe over recent years, only tiny portions have acted alone. Most others are part of a larger network with professional know-how and execution. Many of them have travelled overseas and spent time with major militant organizations. Self-radicalization is a myth which serves no purpose except may be satisfying the falsehood of these liberals worldwide. Terrorism is something that can’t be practiced alone. It always was a group work and it still stays that way. Yes, you may show early signs of radicalization because of your upbringing and teachings but to execute a terror act you need to be part of a broader spectrum of organized terrorism.

Lest we forget, terrorism is largely an idea and a bad one at that and people do tend to get attracted towards the bad things quicker than the good ones. Parvez Rassol struggling his way into the national Cricket Team may not impress much as compared to a certain Bhuran Wani and there are ample proofs for this. This is common across the globe. The organized terror gangs pick these jokers from the open market and train them remotely to unleash themselves at the first opportunity. Sweeping this truth under the carpet by calling them ‘Lone Wolves’ is a big disservice that we all must refrain from. It is not going to help anyone except the terror gangs who would be laughing their ass off seeing how clownish we are to even accept the hard facts. Let’s not allow our security agencies and powers that be to get away easily by showing their helplessness in countering these ‘Lone Wolves’ and  furnishing excuses on how tough it is to detect them as they work alone. This is nonsense of highest order because there are no lone wolves roaming our streets; it is all organized as it used to be.

By the way, it is not the liberals alone. Various governments and their representatives blow their own narrative to cover the crimes of these Islamic Militants. They do it to largely remain politically correct. Take for example Mr. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London city. As early as September 2016 he gladly announced how terrorism is part of living in big cities like London. By the way I haven’t heard this man after yesterday’s London terror act which took three innocent lives. What Mr. Khan said is clear cut forgery of truth. There is nothing but hypocrisy and dishonesty in his words. Terror has no place in a civilized society, let alone big cities. One who asks people to compromise on the pretext of absolute lies or may be self-interest has no authority to be in the position of power, small or big.

Before we say bye to each other for the time being, please do read my piece on the Brussels Bombing HERE and see how the incident was waiting to happen for quite some time before it happened; thanks to many Mr. Sadiq Khans of Belgium.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Yogi Adityanath Gamble

To be honest Yogi Adityanath isn’t a name that automatically excites you as a political observer. I am no different here. Barring his few stray statements blown out of proportion by our ever agile media there wasn’t much in him that would have got me thinking. Until recently, for me, he was just another politician from BJP albeit with strong Hindu centric ideologies. But that perception suddenly got changed overnight. His surprise elevation as the new CM of Uttar Pradesh made me sit and take a note of this man in saffron little more seriously than I used to do. Why I used the word ‘surprise’? Well, to be honest again, I had thought BJP would be better served if they install a big shot like Rajnath Singh as the CM of the state. That was even the whisper in the corridors. Knowing the strong local leadership that BJP enjoys in the state, it required someone having experience in handling big portfolios to lead them. Rajnath Singh fit the bill like none in BJP did. But when the national leadership of the party on 18th declared Yogi as their choice to lead the state, it made my eyebrows raised in some kind of astonishment. Has Modi lost the plot, we may want to think but knowing Modi and his political acumen it could be a possibility that we may be missing something that Modi isn’t. So how about doing our bit to understand the psyche behind this decision and the possible political compulsions, or choice if you want to call that way?  

Some time back I wrote a piece on the way Modi and Amit Shah are handling the party’s political ambitions. They have taken few surprising gambles in the recent past and each time they have proved the political punditry wrong. Except Bihar, all their plans and moves, recent being the decision to go it alone in the Maharashtra municipality elections, have yielded rich dividends for the party. This can’t be just a fluke. There has to be something substantial that most observers either aren’t capable to see or are not ready to accept as points to ponder.

Many of Modi’s supporters and party men are still lavishing themselves under the euphoria of the 2014 general elections win. The only person who seems to have forgotten that win and since had moved on is Narendra Modi. He knows his politics and the road ahead of him. If nothing, the loss in Bihar elections must have thrown more political food for thought at him. No one knows better than Modi that the road ahead won’t be simple as the situation today has snowballed into an existential crisis for many. Many of the big political names that we grew up hearing are today struggling to even remain relevant, let alone posing any serious threat to the Modi juggernaut. Only way out of this imminent annihilation for them is to stay united. It even is proved in Bihar election that a united force of worst of yesteryear enemies can defeat the phenomenon called Modi. Modi may not be invincible if political parties can shed their ideological, political and personal differences and join hands at a desperate attempt for survival. And no one knows better than Modi that this is not just a hypothetical possibility any more. Come the elections of 2019, majority of these political outfits, who are in the verge of alienation, would come together because that is the only way out for them. A combined force of SP, BSP and Congress going together to challenge is not just a possibility but a surety today. And here people like Yogi Adityanath play a vital role in Modi’s grand plan to counter the united opposition in 2019 or may be even beyond.

It is plain foolishness to believe that people voted BJP to power in 2014 just on the developmental plank. That is again a wishful thinking, not pragmatic. It is true that people were desperate for a change that could assure them some development in many areas but that is not the only reason for the empathetic win of BJP. And dare I say many people voted BJP on ‘Hindutva’ agendas as well. It is these voters who would come handy if the 2019 elections going to be fought on religious and caste lines. You don’t always choose your war. If a grand alliance would be formed purely on caste and religious lines, as by 2019 these parties would have nothing to showcase except their caste biasness, the opposition has to adopt similar strategies. It would be stupid to go out there and wave your development placards alone. As is politics is always a mix bag, not a singular form. You can’t fight, at least in India, caste arithmetic with just development. This won’t work in Indian politics at least. It doesn’t work in any country’s politics even. Had people been so observant to realize their real benefits in overall development over religious appeasement, the said future ‘Gathbandhan’ political outfits would have been history by now. But since they still are here and quite static at carrying on the same caste/religion lines that they used to do 30-40 years back at the time of their inception, it is only safe to say, caste based politics is still at play in our country. Let’s not shy away from this fact. And Yogi Adityanath is one of such many counter measures that Modi going to deploy over the next couple of years.

The core vote bases of BJP are the ones who see it as the party that would satisfy their ‘Hindutva’ aspirations. Call it our misfortune or the outcome of the prolonged filthy minority appeasement that other parties play shamelessly in open, we have many among Hindus who feel, it is about time that they forget everything and vote for the party that assures them the much needed uniformity among all religions, if not outright majority appeasement. And Modi knows very well that, in last three years, he hasn’t done anything for this peculiar vote bank. It need not always have to be the ‘Ram Mandir’ in Ayodhya. There could be small measures that would assure his core vote base that they aren’t entirely forgotten. And this is precisely what Modi is trying to achieve with installing Yogis of the world in position of visibility. This would assure the ‘Hindutva’ segment that one of their own, who has a history of open support for every Hindu sentiment, is assuming power in a state that matters the most for them. I don’t see any reason why Modi and BJP shouldn’t follow that path if the battle lines are pretty much drawn on caste lines. If there could be a Haj Ministry, why not have a person as the CM who wears saffron proudly? Every election is fought on polarization one way the other. It is not that the voters do some high end ‘LaplaceTransform’ or ‘Fourier Transform’ to deduce the person they should vote. There isn’t any algorithm available to deduce that even. It is always the polarization, religious or otherwise, that makes voters chose their choice of candidate.

As an individual ‘Yogi’ played a big role in the state politics. The phenomenal success that BJP got in past two elections, both the state and the general election, a good amount of credit should go to Yogi Adityanath. He held this ‘Hindutva’ flock together though there was nothing noteworthy coming from the centre for them. He made sure that the core sentiments of this vote chunk are reverberated in the power corridors of Delhi. He in fact introduced couple of private member’s bill; one among them is the complete ban of cow slaughter, which is very dear to the Hindu sentiments. Not only that, Yogi too made sure that he enjoys equal affinity, both among the Muslims and Hindus, at least in his constituency. Media may want to picture it entirely different from the facts but Yogi is a very popular figure in Gorakhpur among all sections of the society. He has a reputation of being a saviour first irrespective of the person’s faith. There are other areas in the state where Yogi Adityanath enjoys similar perception. In hindsight Modi could have played a masterstroke which our gullible media and other liberals are too naïve to understand. As a politician Modi sees religious polarization in UP is going to be the driving force in 2019 elections. He is just preparing for that eventuality. If Azam Khan can become the head of the organizing committee that oversees the preparation of ‘Kumbha Mela’ then Yogi is a perfect choice to the post.  Being the CM he has the tremendous potential to bring benefits to the party. BJP may be playing its own religious manoeuvres but that is what the situation likely to throw up, come 2019. As I said, you don’t choose your war and it is foolish to blame only one party. Terming Yogi’s appointment as deviation from BJP’s developmental plank is again foolish and premature. Yogi Adityanath has lot to his credit as an able administrator in various capacities. Just because he wears saffron doesn’t make him any lesser administrator. If skull caps make no indication at the religious overture, saffron shouldn’t either. It is too early to draw conclusions, much like how few were out in the open shouting when Narendra Modi was elected as the PM candidate of NDA.

Confusion of our political pundits and liberals alike over having two ‘deputy CM’ is no confusion at all. The reasons are clear as crystals. First of all, Yogi asked for two deputies to manage such a vast state. Second reason is very well documented in the state BJP manifesto. One of the poll promises of BJP was to divide UP at least into three smaller states for better administration and governance. This three way top tier may suggest in that direction. I won’t at all be surprised if these two deputies concentrate on two different regions that are in BJP’s plan of UP fragmentation. And I see logic here. Breaking a state and letting it in the hands of political opportunists has resulted in Jharkhand and Telengana. No significant development has happened post the split. It is all about nursing individual’s or a family’s political aspirations. We have to formulate a better approach and nothing better than grooming people for the post in all earnest. Call it BJP’s move towards grabbing power in these probable upcoming new states or political hara-kiri but the fact on the ground is that, it has taken most of BJP’s opponents by surprise.

Having said that, as an individual, I don’t see a reason why Yogi Adityanath can’t be the CM of the state. He is a five time elected MP from Gorakhpur. His unbiased and administrative qualities are vouched by many from his constituency and elsewhere. His percentage of attendance in the parliament is 100% more than the national average. His participation in debates and raising questions during the zero hour is even double than the parliament average. We have seen him debate on varied range of topics, from Industrial revolution to SAARC congregation. Why he shouldn’t be the CM of UP, if any of the objecting lot would care to explain it to me? Please, the explanation should carry some substance, not just ‘Yogi had said this against Muslims’, ‘Yogi had said that against Muslims’ and other such assorted rhetoric. That ain’t make any impact, rather would appear like whining on usual dirty lines.

By the way, I don’t know why Yogi Adityanath’s appointment reminds me one joke of my school days – make the naughtiest fellow in the class the class monitor, most of the things would fall into place. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How Could Our Delhi Based Journalists Miss The Modi Wave?

The recent five state poll results showed one more thing very clearly other than the still persisting Modi wave – our Delhi based journalists are totally out of sync with the ground realities. Whether it is by design or it was another mistake is debatable, it is no doubt that there is some sinister thing going behind the scene that regularly helps our ‘liberal flavoured’ journalists make a mess of their reporting. It simply becomes unbelievable when these journalists virtually camped in the states for months and yet reported stories that eventually turned out to be exactly opposite to the fact, come the results day. Mere mistakes may make you deviate a bit from the facts but certainly won’t put your stories at the opposite pole. And knowing the dishonesty that these journalists play around for their and their master’s vested agendas, it even becomes more questionable.

An election in UP is always a luscious piece of political cake for every journalist of repute, fame and bad fame. It is even doubly slurry for our ‘Big Blow To Modi’ gang of journalists. Any big state election post 2014 automatically becomes a test for Modi and his governance. And the ‘Blow To Modi’ gang always remain at the ground to live report how the ‘Blow’ is getting bigger by the day throughout the campaign period. They did it in Bihar, Assam, Maharshtra, Delhi and everywhere else. Few even rode triplet on scooters to air their ‘Big Blow To Modi’ views this time. But how could such ‘Big Blows’ turn out to be exactly opposite to the ground realities. So many ‘Krantikari’ journalists can’t go wrong all at the same time, which raises a very fundamental question – were these journalists reporting or campaigning for their favourite political parties?

The answer to this question lies in the history. During the recent USA election the same cabal was all over the place, though they were majorly reduced to the ‘supporting actors’ role alongside the real actors of NYT, Washington Post fame. Continuous whining and rubbish peddling left them eating crow when the votes were actually counted. So many vibrant people went wrong at once. Surprisingly, the person whom they never gave more than 7% chance of winning the election ended up as the winner with a substantial margin. This can’t be a miscalculation of public mood. There has to be more to it. This is plain and simple skulduggery to hide facts from the people. There appears to be no truthfulness to what these journalists kept on peddling with their bogus stories. People ultimately saw through it. And trust Barkha to shout first when someone talks about truth and honesty. Now she asks, which journalists TRUTHFULLY predicted this. This is what the journalism in India has ended up at. She in a way admits that her reporting were more wishful thinking than factual but rather being brave enough to admit it, she shamelessly asks if any other journalist did any factual reporting. I feel sorry for such people who are loaded with duality. The ones who quote ‘two wrongs doesn’t make it right’ at ease would do the same to defend their cultivated sins. What kind of excuse it was for a genuine question? When people expect honest ground realities, these journalists start campaigning for their favourite party but are shameless enough to ask who doesn’t when countered with difficult questions.

Similar behaviour spilled over to India from the day EC announced the poll dates. Hoards of these usual suspects rushed to UP to air their bogus stories. There are lot of them. As early as February 7th we had these journo barking at the wrong tree. The only weapon at their disposal was – demonetisation. They couldn’t simply digest the fact that people actually queued up patiently to support the demonetisation move. Not only that, they even queued up to vote the same man who this Delhi gang accuses of torturing an entire nation.They tried their best to manufacture shoddy stories to bring people against the government. Nothing like that happened. People even supported the move more euphorically. The script has to be rewritten with more phoney stories to instigate at least those who are queuing up to vote. And the great Rohini Singh asks how the Delhi based journalists missed the sombre mood of voters post demonetisation. That was laughable to say the least. This can’t be mere misjudgement with your reporting; it is plain and simple political campaigning. Other noted ‘Big Blow’ gang members joined the clique willingly to propel it further. They even saw how the biggest loser was BJP and how even the core vote base of BJP are annoyed with the demonetisation move are drifting away from the party. Wishful thinking can’t get uglier than this. The Johnny come late Prashant Jha even saw sharp hostility among voters. This is plain lie peddling to scare away voters from facts. The 325 seats that BJP won shows the euphoria of Modi wave hasn’t died down a bit but surprisingly our liberal journalists only saw sharp hostility.  
Rohini Singh has a long history of rabble-rousing. I haven’t ever seen her holistically analysing any government move. All her works of journalism is full with mindless whining and hate. She was outright abusive at times even. During demonetisation she was all over the place castigating each and every one who was asking for truth to be rolled out by our journalists. Not a single agitation of considerable proportion happened against demonetisation and yet the liberal journalists saw only disagreement and burning anger. Asked to put the real picture for public consumption she talked about public mood during Bihar and Delhi elections in response. Karma is such a bitch. The campaign managers of Akhilesh and the little Pappu had to face the truth head-on now. This is how truth has this uncanny knack of coming out. The fact here is that, these journalists were dishonest to their profession during demonetisation and they remained deceitful during UP election as well. Not a single story they run which could have hinted at a massive under current that was brewing against the ruling lot for their five long years of misrule, hooliganism and nepotism. This can’t be a mere misjudgement which these ‘Big Blow’ cabal would make you believe. They even gave Mayawati a healthy chance to make it when in reality she was reduced to just 16 seats. This can’t be a misjudgement too.

Here is the thing – our Delhi based journalists are losing it since quite some time. No one is buying their stupid theories and analysis any more. Prolonged charlatanism to support their favourite parties has reduced their credibility to an unbelievable low. I don’t know if anyone would believe their stories henceforth. They are continuously messing up in any of their journalistic work. Few even went there and campaigned for AAP and predicted an AAP sweep in Punjab. But the result turned out to be entirely different. Someone like Saba Naqvi even congratulated AAP for sweeping Punjab before the counting could begin. This is not reporting but clear perjury of their profession. There were a couple of journalists who even claimed AAP to sweep Goa too. In reality AAP lost deposits in 38 of the 39 seats they fought. This can’t be just misjudgement. This shows desperation and abject slavery that our Delhi based journalists simply don’t want to come out from. While they are supposed to write back home the truth they end up as campaign managers of different political outfits of their choice.  Is this because of the free money or their pathological hate for BJP and Narendra Modi has rendered them blind? Whatever it may be, it certainly isn’t fair journalism by any means. It is clear-cut forgery on various OpEd pages.

No one of them ever cared to question their new found favourite Akhilesh Yadav and his baseless and funny ‘Kaam Bolega’ jibes. No economist- turned journalist ever pulled out a single graph to show how the state lags in every kind of social parameters. Had it been a BJP ruled state, our liberals would even have whined for days on why ‘Test Cricket’ isn’t returning to Kanpur Green-park stadium. This is the level of stupidity and dishonesty this Delhi Gang has stooped to. I am sure these biased lot are far from over with their dirty tricks. Now be prepared to witness chaos in our main stream media for the smallest of happening in the state. Even a pickpocketing in Lucknow station won’t go without a massive debate in our armchair critiques packed prime time studios. In fact it already has started. ‘Kaam Bolega’ was never countered but M.K Venu is already out with his graphs to show how UP is lagging behind India in many parameters, and how it ultimately percolates to BJP and their failure if they can’t fix it within 15 days. This is how this Delhi gang works. They throw mud without any reason and most of the times peddle their lies to support their mud slinging. If that fails, the narrative changes to a ‘BJP Failure’ in about a weeks’ time. The intellectual M. K Venu may never answer if UP is at so low in many parameters then what 'Kaam Bolega' their little Akhilesh was blabbering about? But that is expected of any Delhi based journalist. They are weak at their knees and prefer crawling before their political masters for thrown away crumbs. If they find adverse situations for their masters, they manufacture stories full of unbelievable lie and dishonesty. This is why people are throwing their biased garbage to the trash can the moment they open their mouths.

By the way Varada Bhai has one genius idea up his sleeves. Since his relentless salesmanship couldn’t make little Akhilesh and Pappu to hold on to the power, Varada bhai wants to wet-dream with yet another of his wishful thinking. According to him, since there is hardly any opposition left in UP, it is the media that should act as an opposition. Brilliant!! In fact Varada Bhai is on a mission to change the constitution itself where the unelected media would always end up as the opposition by default. You can expect such brilliance only from Varada Bhai. But there is a catch here with his track record, which to say the least, is shoddy. There isn’t much opposition in Delhi either but have you ever seen Varada Bhai showing such tenacity with his pledge for acting as an opposition? Varada Bhai never shouts for Bihar either. But come to UP, he is all over the place with his bile as if we didn’t have enough fun during the campaign time itself. And who gave Varada Bhai the liberty to anoint himself and his brethren as the opposition of the state? Who elected them or they got elected in their dreams just like how Akhilesh-Pappu-Behenji and AAP clean swept the states?
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