The result of the ABP News-Nielsen survey conducted on the eve of the UPA-II third anniversary has thrown up some surprises. 8,878 respondents across 28 cities took part in the survey. According to the survey, Gujarat chief minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi has emerged as the ‘popular choice’ for the post of Prime Minister beating Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who was the most preferred choice in 2011. As many as 17 per cent respondents favored Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India according to a survey. According to a recent India Today and Nielson Survey also, Narendra Modi was the most favorite choice of respondents in the survey as the next PM of India.
In my view, India might face the following dangers if he is elected as the next PM for good Governance and Development based on the Gujarat Model.
- Although, the SIT appointed by the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to Mr./;Modi in post Godhra communal riots, in which thousands lost their lives and of which majority of them were Muslims, According to the SIT’s the inquiry Officer, who noted in the report: “His [Mr. Modi’s] implied justification of the killings of innocent members of the minority community read together with an absence of strong condemnation of the violence that followed Godhra suggest(s) a partisan stance at a critical juncture when the State had been badly disturbed by communal violence.” For his part, Mr. Raghavan, Head of SIT recorded that the State government had placed two ministers — Ashok Bhatt and IK Jadeja — in the Ahmedabad city police control room and the State police control room during the riots. The ministers had “no definite charter,” fuelling speculation that “they had been placed to interfere in police work and give wrongful decisions to the field officers.” Further, “the fact that he [Mr. Modi] was the Cabinet Minister for Home would heighten the suspicion that this decision had his blessings. Despite4 all, this the Supreme court appointed SIT gave clean chit to Mr.,Modi for lack of adequate evidence to substantiate its initial findings. We can’t rule out Mr.Modi’s role in post Godhra Communal riots because he may have destroyed all the important evidence, which would’ve otherwise nailed him for his complicity or dubious role in the post Godhra communal riots. His good governance and development of Gujarat is also dubious because Gujarat’s development is not inclusive of the poor and the downtrodden, as many small farmers’ lands were taken away for meager or no compensation and given at throw away prices to big industrialists, who lobbied hard in order to be in Modi’s good books. If elected as the next PM of India, Mr.Narendra Modi may bring the following dangers to India.
- He is communal and does not stand for real secularism as enshrined in Our Indian Constitution. Although, he won a hat trick in the recent Gujarat Assembly polls, he didn’t give any tickets at all to Muslim candidates in the Assembly polls and Many Muslims supported him out of fear and out of lack of choice for a viable alternative to him. If elected, as the next PM, he may incite communal riots in the thickly populated Muslim/Christian etc areas of the country. The RSS led Saffron Brigade may run rough shod over the country and wide spread communal riots may break out in the country.
- As the Gujarat CM, he has exhibited Autocratic and dictatorial tendencies in his rule and would follow suit in his style of functioning as a Dictator to the Country’s most powerful and top post as PM and may trample upon the fundamental rights of the people by subverting the Constitution of India and may gag media at the slightest criticism of his rule and may suppress dissent which is the hallmark of democracy.
- He may subvert the Indian Constitution to perpetuate his dictatorial and authoritarian rule and impose emergency in the country. He may even appoint his chamachas or sycophants’ in the legal fraternity as Judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court as late Mrs. Indira Gandhi did after her losing the Raj Narain Vs. Indira Gandhi case in the Allahabad High Court case. He may get the Indian Constitution amended to extend his tenure as PM from the current 5 years to more as Mrs. Gandhi had tried to do.
- He does not hesitate for a moment to eliminate his staunch opponents by hook or crook and Late Mr.Haren Pandya, a former Minister of State for Home of Gujarat, had been murdered. Some reports suggest Narendra Modi’s hand in killing him although no clear evidence has been found in this case nailing Mr.Modi..
- He may turn out to be rank corrupt
- He may play opportunist politics and cling to his corrupt rule at any cost.
I’d advice all out Indian Voters to consider giving a landslide victory to Lok Satta Party led by Mr.Jai Prakash Narain, a bureaucrat turned politician, a chance-as the next PM of India- in the next general elections of India- as he does not practice money or muscle power politics, which would bode well for India’s future.