The current UPA govt. has lost all its credibility to govern this country.The scams, the brazenness to cover up the scams, the arrogance and the attempts by the Govt. to weaken our institutions has shaken the self-confidence and the image of our nation. Till now the party had been able to hide all its misdeeds behind the PM’s carefully cultivated clean image. The clean image now has black stains all over it . We have a PM who is hiding behind the coalition politics and self-pity to justify the ugly scams.Behind the PM’s clean image hide the real culprits and Congress at the cost of our democracy is going to protect them.
This nasty governance has created an anti-congress feeling among people and I believe there are sections in BJP that are hoping this anti-congressism will help them in returning to power .However, this will be a self-defeating strategy.BJP needs to decide if it is going to fight election on anti-congressism politics or it is going to face electorate based on development and governance politics. Whether it’s going to continue with an agitational politics or it is going to start an inspirational politics. Whether it’s going to compromise its own values to please its allies or it is going to trust its own internal strength.
BJP today is better than BJP in 2004 , however , it is still a long way to go to be the party of choice to govern the country. Though everyone had written off Nitin gadkari when he took on the responsibility of BJP , he has done a great job to bring BJP back to track. He speaks the right language of governance and development. However, none of the central BJP leaders has the mass appeal and the character to inspire the nation that will result in political dividend.
If BJP wants to have a new avatar of development and governance then only Narendra Modi should lead BJP. Narendra modi is the tallest leader in BJP to represent and communicate this image of BJP to people of this country. He is non-corrupt, efficient, visionary, a development man and a true nationalist. Under Modi’s leadership development can be a revolution in india and BJP has the potential to be the architect of a modern, developed and a powerful india. Without Modi BJP at best can be a lesser evil to Congress.
With Godhra verdict, SIT report and the endorsement of a small sections of Muslims to Modi’s development politics , the time has come for Modi to join the national politics. The media propaganda against Modi and BJP is not going to diminish. However, the propaganda will lose its sheen with the support of people.
L.K. Advani deserves credits for making BJP a national party. But, time has come for him to gracefully leave the chair so that the next generation BJP leaders can take over the party affairs. If there are some leaders in BJP who do not want Modi to come to centre for their own vested interests, they should understand that BJP as a political party and India as a nation has lots to lose if Modi is not allowed to lead BJP.
Personally, I would love to see the following happening:
- Modi will not stand for the chief ministership in the next Gujarat state election. In spite of Modi , if BJP wins the election , it will be an endorsement of Modi’s development policy and the efficient systems he has built. It will silence Modi’s critics who project him as a one man autocratic ruler.
- Modi will lead BJP after Gujarat elections and will spend the following years in strengthening the party and taking his development message to nook and corner of India.
- There will lateral induction of good people joining BJP under Modi’s leadership. As an example , it will be great to see Kiran Bedi , Arun shourie joining Modi’s team. BJP will again live up to its slogan of “Party with a difference”.
- Eventually it will be a day of immense joy when Modi becomes the PM of India.