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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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