I am here to stay: Narendra Modi communicated to India in emphatic style. The credibility of leadership is established and I am in complete control factor was pushed beyond imagination that has resulted in tremendous electoral gains. BJP secured majority for the first time in its history and NDA scored triple century. The voter turn out was historic and the entire election process was flawless. India must be complemented for practicing most vibrant democratic values. The rise of Modi is directly linked to the UPA II disaster with an all round failure on economic front, internal security, international diplomacy, disaster management. The country is completely in confusion, leadership is clueless and people are suffering. The success of UPA I with a clean leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh fuelled huge expectation within country that India will prosper and flourish but the country witnessed various scams namely CWG, 2G, Coal, Railways, food at regular intervals.
The external boundaries were challenged by neighbouring countries specially China intrusion in Indian territory became a regular issue, Naxal activities were taken to next level wherein the entire top leadership of Congress from Chattisgarh was wiped out in a single day. On fiscal front, rupee slide is unabated, manufacturing industry is bleeding, no headway is made on improvement of infrastructure. Even the disaster management post Uttrakhand tragedy can be termed as total gross negligence of government responsibilities. The country is seeking answer from the ruling elite for the mess that we are witnessing. Now the bigger question is the solution to the problems that we are facing in India.
The personalities are not important but the solution to problems is the key. Surely Narender Modi has shown a better governance model in Gujrat but it is a small sample size to judge his ability to guide the destiny of India. India is a continent, it needs mature leadership with tremendous vision to succeed as a nation. India has been blessed by top visionary leadership in Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narsimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee from two decades but the two power centre in UPA II has damaged various institutions in the last decade. The first phase of UPA I was surprisingly successful but the second phase has opened tremendous weakness in governance. The most honest PM was forced to lead the most corrupt regime making mockery of several institutions including CBI, ED, Income Tax, judiciary in the country. Now the country is seeking firm answer, the countrymen are angry and frustrated. On every small issue touching general people, the crowd is visible on roads.
The emergence of Naxal in almost one third of India is an indication that the governance have failed. Narendra Modi must focus on getting house in order after securing huge mandate to govern over billion people. Lastly, we must compliment Narendra Modi for exceptional effort and brilliant campaign that brought BJP to power. It reflects that he is not only an able administrator but a brilliant planner. However, Congress party have refused to learn any lesson from the astounding defeat. There was no registrations, media interaction, review meetings but the usual two line news bite from Congress President and Vice President owning responsibility of defeat without putting papers reflects the paralysis of policy making in the party. Narendra Modi cashed on this leadership rigidity by offering communication at every level with countrymen to secure a major advantage for his party.
– Prashant Tewari, Editor-in-Chief