This is 2017 and as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s followers claim, we ‘The liberals’ hang on his alleged role in 2002 and not his development plan. an individual can have the same opinion that the allegations have grains of reality in it. however every time, we the liberals struggle to focus on the work done by the NDA administration or hear Modi speak about the wellbeing of UP, he strikes a worrying blow that takes us back to the past.
During the election campaign in the Gujrat, Modi addressed them that he got water from river Narmada in the month of Shravan. If they had it their way, they would have got it in Ramazan. What should we do? Run relief camps for them? Do we want to release baby-producing centers? We are five and we will have 25 children. state has not been able to manage its rising population and pitiable people have not been able to get funds.
Now back to that day. 15 years later, Mr. Prime Minister is now the PM of our country. He is the ‘Pradhan Sevak’who talks of a 56-inch chest to protect his people against all odds. people, one assumes, as the society of all faiths, castes, sects as bestowed on them by the Indian statute.
But somehow at an election rally in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, PM Modi disheartened those trying to put to rest the poltergeist of 2002.
In what was supposed to be an excavate at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Modi addressed ‘Gaon me kabristan Banta hai to shamshaan hi banana chahiye; Ramazan mein bijli aati hai toh Dipawali mein bhi aani chahiye. Bhed -bhaav nahin hona chahiye (If a rural community has a graveyard, it should also have a cremation ground; if there is electricity during Ramazan, then it have to be available during Diwali too. There shouldn’t be any favoritism based on religion.)’
Modi’s claim has not been substantiated and Akhilesh Yadav insists that he is prepared to promise on the Ganga that there has been no prejudice.There were no connotations, this was shameless polarization. The type that made us liberals visit 2002 yet again.
This was political discourse at its lowest point. On usual lines, his political rival Akhilesh Yadav responded asking Amitabh Bachchan to not endorse donkeys in Gujarat. The political discourse sinks.
Though there was insincerity of Akhilesh Yadav while dealing with the victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots. But Modi’s poll oratory is damaging and disreputable in its design. Modi is just not another celebrity campaigner. He is the Prime Minister of India, a democratic state that prides itself in the world community.
But clearly, there is a lot more at stake for the Prime Minister who came to authority with the slogan of ‘sabka saath- sabka vikas’
Clearly he wasn’t bothered that his party could not find a single Muslim or Christian candidate in Uttar Pradesh to fight the assembly election in 2017.
Clearly, the Prime Minister has not moved an inch from his settled position in 2002 where he wanted to get water for the Gujaratis in Shravan and not Ramazan.