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A first time BJP MP from Nawada, Bihar Giriraj Singh shot to fame last year during the run-up to the General Election when he had declared that the Modi critics would find themselves across the border after the 2014 election. Mr. Narendra Modi is now the most popular prime minister of India. Regardless of his larger-than-life popularity, Mr. Modi’s critics not only criticise him but they also continue to live in India. 

  

Back then the mainstream media infamous for its visceral hatred for Mr. Narendra Modi had played up this remark of Giriraj Singh to the hilt to prove that the future for the minorities was going to be scary if Mr. Modi came to power. The Modi-led NDA Government is on the cusp of completing one glorious year in the office. Sadly, for media its prophecy of apocalypse is yet to come true. This is mainly because people of India continue to live as amicably and peacefully as ever.

So much for scaremongering. 

Having said this, today Giriraj Singh who is now a Union minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises in the Modi-led NDA Government  is back in the news. This time around he finds himself in a controversy for calling the Congress president Sonia Gandhi white-skinned. In Hajipur, Giriraj Singh asked an innocent question that has earned him the wrath of the senior Congress leaders, mainstream media, the Nigerian High Commissioner based in India and the Gandhi sycophants (not necessarily in the same order). 

Poor Giriraj Singh’s crime is he has told the bitter truth. If the late Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian woman, would Congress have accepted her as its chief after Rajiv Gandhi’s death? Just because she is a white woman, she has been able to retain her iron like hold on the party that is dying a slow and painful death.

We all know this for a fact that Sonia Gandhi’s skin colour has played an important role in her political journey thanks to the deshi fascination for gori chamadi.  The mainstream media has, as usual, termed this remark as sexist and racist. The Congress leaders have left no stone unturned to slam Giriraj Singh who has soon shown both the courage and grace to express regret over his ill-fated remark if they have caused hurt to the Madam Sonia Gandhi or her son Rahul Gandhi. 

But the Congress Party would like to have none of it. It wants the prime minister himself to apologise for his colleague’s remark for which the regret has already been expressed. There’s no doubt that the mainstream media has smelt blood and the controversy is likely to receive a fresh lease of life much to the chagrin of Giriraj Singh who is being made the fall guy once again.

Did what Giriraj Singh say is wrong? Did he cross the line in uttering the bitter truth no matter how grave the provocation was? Should the prime minister offer an apology and show Giriraj Singh the door? These and many more questions are likely to dominate the TV debates until new controversy pops up. 

Be that as it may, political leaders cannot speak the politically correct things all the time especially when they happen to be surrounded by their cheering supporters. Sonia Gandhi’s maut ke saudagar remark is still fresh in the collective memory of the nation. The SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had raised many eyebrows over his rape remark stating that boys will always be boys. The NCP leader Ajit Singh’s urinating into dams remark is the best example of how political leaders tend to go overboard when the supporters are lustily cheering at every word uttered by their leaders.

But none of the above mentioned leaders has come under the same harsh scrutiny as poor Giriraj Singh. These leaders have pure secular credentials. They don’t pose any threat to the idea of India and they don’t divide the societies along the religious lines to win elections. This is the narrative that mainstream media gleefully offers to defend leaders of its choice every time they pass sexist, racist, anti-women and misogynist remarks.

Whereas Giriraj Singh deserves no mercy from the kangaroo courts run by the mainstream media and pronounced guilty ad nauseaum until proven innocent because he is from the BJP and represents Mr. Narendra Modi. This twisted narrative has got stuck in a serious time warp but the mainstream media has failed to read the writing on the wall. 

Giriraj Singh may not get the clean chit from the biased mainstream media who loves to sing the hosannas of Madam Sonia. But the common man can clearly see through the mainstream media’s game-plan to target Mr. Modi’s Ministers to sully the image of his government that is winning more and more people’s confidence with each passing day. This is precisely why Giriraj Singh has received a clean chit from the common man without betting an eyelid.

Mainstream media will do well to stop playing the racist and anti-women cards every time Madam Sonia is under the line of fire because these cards have no takers now especially when the nation is headed in the direction of development, unity and communal harmony. 

  

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Today is a sad day in the history of our democratic country. Rupee keeps crashing further. Sonia Gandhi took ill but thanks to our super specialists’ timely efforts, she returned home hale and hearty. The icing on the cake was the revelation that Robert Vadra the first son-in-law of our country is merely a small farmer. Not only India but the entire world is in shock at this revelation.

Robert Vadra has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. There are many who believe that Robert Vadra has made a lot of wealth and his personal net worth has sky rocketed ever since UPA’s reign at the Centre. So many op-eds have come out speculating his personal net worth and its mysterious sources.

But today mother of all revelations has proved in a single stroke that Robert Vadra is a poor victim of malicious campaign against him. He is a thorough and thorough gentleman who works as a small farmer somewhere back in the beyond. His personal net worth has always remained a big zero. On the other hand, like any other small farmer of this country even he has a debt of several thousand rupees on him. It is said that to pay off that small debt he approached several banks without revealing his famous mother-in-law and brother-in-law’s names. Obviously, the banks have turned out his request for loans. And as a result, poor Robert Vadra aka small farmer is forced to live in penury.

This is not some propaganda on the eve of general election. Nor this revelation is a ploy to repair ruling party’s both image and credibility. But the small farmer act of Robert Vadra is a hard hitting fact in the face of those who were projecting him as a multi millionaire son-in-law who was out to grab everything. As the news of Robert Vadra’s real vocation spread like a wildfire, the self proclaimed political analysts and so-called sources close to the first family were out there to enlighten anyone who cared to listen how this could benefit Congress party.

All said and done, if Robert Vadra is living like a small farmer with his in-laws running the country, it speaks volumes about their ruling capabilities. There are some former ministers who held important portfolios a few months back and who have successfully eradicated poverty from its very root. They are in a comfortable position. Their near and dear ones are also able to secure their livelihoods and there’s no immediate threat to their well heeled future. If the ministers could do this, why couldn’t the rulers themselves? This is really puzzling.

The well-wishers of Dynasty are in a terrible shock. They want the first son-in-law to be in a comfortable position. Instead of working in the field under the harsh sun rays, what they would like to see is Robert Vadra sporting imported goggles, posing for glossy magazines in tight fitting, muscle rippling t-shirts next to imported cars and bikes.

Who would like to see the only son-in-law in tattered dhoti and torn vest standing next to buffaloes and cows wiping mud from his unshaven face?
As a sycophant of the ruling Dynasty, I hope that the Republic of India will be spared those devastating images (if there are any).

Nowadays one can feel only pity for poor Sonia Gandhi. Is she really a true sufferer? It is ironic that nobody can see her plight. She seems to be fighting too many battles simultaneously. Looks like her much talked about inner voice is speaking to her. But she cannot hear it properly as all around the cacophony of loud mouths have been drowning out the soft sound of her inner voice.

If the media reports are to be believed, she has gone abroad for a routine check-up of her mysterious ailment. The expert doctors out there will give her the exact prognosis of what has been ailing her, and what medicines she should take to treat her condition.Unfortunately, there seems no one around to bring to her notice as to what needs to be done to revive the fortunes of the party she’s been heading.

The Manmohan Singh led UPA government appears to be on the brink of collapse following the biggest ever scam that has come to be known as Coalgate. On top of it right from Mr. Sibal to Mr. Chidambaram have been insisting that Rahul Gandhi should play a larger role.

Perhaps they are treating the political field as Bollywood. They are thinking that by roping in a good script-writer, they can get a larger role for Rahul Baba in a star studded Bollywood magnum opus and a good director can bring Rahul Baba’s larger role alive on the silver screen earning him all the whistles and claps from the front-benchers. The flick will be a blockbuster by impressing both the viewers and reviewers alike. Lo and behold! All the problems will vanish out the window.

Nothing can be more comic than this. The PM presides over mind numbing scams after scams. When the country looks up to him for explanation, all he gives is stoic silence in reply. The senior ministers and leaders suffer from the foot in the mouth disease. Their ill-thought out statements come at wrong times and create monumental controversies sending their spin doctors into tizzy. But all this is water over buffalo’s back since nothing stirs the consciousness of the ruling elite.

Therefore, the tide is turning faster than you can say Rahul Gandhi. The writing is written on the wall. The country is tired of lame duck leadership at the helm. All it needs is a decisive leadership in charge that can put the country back on the economic growth and overall development path.

So many names as future prime ministers have begun to do the rounds. But there is a massive popularity wave in favour of only one person as of now. He is the most popular chief minister who has taken his state to unprecedented heights. Every business tycoon worth his salt has showered praises over this unsung hero whose fans fondly call him NaMo, aka, Mr. Narendra Modi.

As the more PM stays silent and the more Rahul Gandhi’s name comes up as the future PM, the more it is likely to benefit Mr. Modi. He has perhaps sensed it. And this is why he has never made his prime ministerial ambitions public. Instead he has let his fans do all the talking on his behalf.

The Modi-detractors put forth arguments saying that he may not emerge as the consensus PM candidate as far as the NDA allies are concerned. That he is yet to offer an apology for the post-Godhra riots of 2002 that took place under his alleged watch. That he is merely a good administrator who is yet to make a mark outside his home-state. And so on and so forth.

The anti-NaMo brigade can go on and on. But the fact remains that a weakened UPA is up against the massive wave of the Modi fever. To withstand this wave, perhaps the combined charisma of Rahul-Priyanka may just fall short of the magic number required to form the government at the Centre in 2014.

Therefore, it is advisable to accept the fact the Modi-juggernaut is rolling and crossing all milestones on its way to New Delhi with such panache that the only solution is to step aside as a mute spectator to make way for it. Otherwise, it has a huge potential to crush those blocking its way under its gigantic wheels.


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