Wars and Elections

In recent time, wars are becoming tried and tested formula for winning elections. Whenever Existing Government loses popularity and feels it difficult to win elections again, they either initiate a conflict or escalate any dispute to divert public attention from real issues.

Recently we saw same thing during Indian Election where BJP Govt. converted Pulwama attack  into Indo-Pak war. Now US Elections are coming and Mr Trump is losing popularity. Thus, it seems that Mr. Trump is considering a war as the solution to re-gain popularity.

Today we saw its beginning when U.S. airstrike killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard . Soleimani was not just Iran’s top-ranking military official but he is also very close to the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In a message published to his official website, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “harsh revenge awaits the criminals” involved.

Pentagon is calling it a “decisive defensive action”. The Pentagon also blamed the Iranian general for orchestrating attacks on coalition bases in Iraq in recent months, including an attack on 27 december that culminated in the deaths of an American contractor and Iraqi personnel.

Iran influence is increasing in the gulf region and US and its ally does not like it. It is Election time in US and anything is possible. Any escalation from Iran side may convert this tension into a war.

We, as a citizen and voters of different countries must understand that we should not let wars and offensives distract us. We should cast our vote based on five year performance of government not on emotional outburst or instant patriotism. Because electing right government is more patriotic then supporting corrupt government. Governments will stop waging wars once they realise that wars will backfire on their popularity. Let’s say no to wars and yes to peaceful resolutions of any dispute. Let us keep humanity first and live with peace and harmony.  

Does Congress Party needs a new Face?

Early trends of 2019 election vote counting are showing clear majority for BJP. Exit polls were right this time. Congress paid the price of its Ego and family politics. They could have made alliances with several regional parties like in UP, they could have joined the Mahagathbandhan. But their overconfidence and ego came in between. They bring Priyanka Gandhi at last moment as if she is a magician and can turn things upside down.

Post-election it is easier to criticise but Congress need to understand root cause of their successive shameful failures. Root cause is that Congress do not have suitable Prime ministerial candidate. Just few months ago Congress won elections in three states because RaGa was not fighting for CM from there. Even today, when Ra Ga has improved himself and can face media independently his “Pappu” image is not leaving him. No one has courage to take Rahul Gandhi name when someone ask question-who will be next PM if not Modi?  

Mr. Modi is a Hero for powerless peoples. He is a match maker for business tycoons. He has amazing art of adaptation. He keeps his mission above himself. There is no limit that he cannot cross and there is no trick that he cannot use to achieve his mission.

We can continue to blame EVM hacking for election results; however, it is quite clear that India has changed considerably in last one decade. Pseudo secularism is haunting Congress. They let RSS to grow exponentially.  Now when RSS has poisoned millions of minds towards Hindu Rashtra and have accumulated lot of resources, it is very difficult for any other party to win in elections.

Congress desperately needs a better face. Someone like Shashi Tharoor will be a great choice. Rahul Gandhi must accept his defeat and must give chance to another leader to come up as a PM candidate in 2024 elections if that election ever happened!

On other hand, Mr. Modi is looking more humbled and talking more sensibly about 130 Crore Indians after getting unimaginable victory yet another time. I hope Modi-2 will be far better than Modi-1 and India will prosper and progress in coming years as expected by  more than a billion Indians.

2019 Indian Election

Around the world, different politically motivated people tried to establish an extremist religious Government. However, none of them was able to last longer. Take the example of Taliban in Afghanistan, after years of wars, finally they establish a hard line radical Islamic Government. Within a few years most of the citizen starts feeling suffocating. World has changed. People needs freedom to choose what is right for them.  Most recent case is of Saudi Arabia. As petroleum price crumbled, Saudi Government realise need for modernisation for the progress of country.

When whole world is liberalising, India alone is moving backward towards hard line Hinduism called Hindutva! Majority of Hindu’s do not want it, however some greedy peoples who wants to rule India since independence but were always rejected by majority wants to use Hinduism as a tool to rule the nation. They have no concern about goodwill of nation and its development. Their focus is power. RSS and its political wing BJP are two such big organisations along with dozen small organizations that are spreading poison of communalism in the mind of  Indian youth. They teach wrong history to their innocent young followers. Their mode of operation is similar or inspired by German Nazi’s. Fortunately or unfortunately there is one distinction. They are not real patriotic. That can explain why it took BJP seventy years to gain full majority in election. Even after having full majority they were not able to fulfil 10% of their promises. The only good policies or reform they implemented are brainchild of previous Congress government. When BJP was in opposition, they oppose GST and FDI. As soon as they came in power they implemented both policies abruptly.

A nationalist and true Hindu favouring party could have done wonders for Indian Hindus. They could have opened hundreds of Hindu universities. At least they could have solved Babri Mosque issue in favour of Hindus within a year. Uniform civil court is one of the main agenda in BJP manifesto. However even after having full majority nothing has been done in last four years. This proves that BJP is not serious about Hindus or National development. They are only serious about election and promoting RSS agenda and supporting few Baba’s like double shree and Ram dev.

BJP Government under leadership of Mr. Modi is only making promises. Mr. Modi is one of the most successful politicians of 21st century in India. He has incredible ability to distract public attention from real issues of development, unemployment, farmer’s suisides and infrastructure development. He has amazing friendly relations with big business magnets. 56” chest, red eyes and ability to answer Pakistan in their language makes him distint fromprevious Prime Ministers. Not only Pakistan, Mr. Modi showed his strength to China in Doklam.

BJP and RSS are using Hindutva as a Chewing gum, distributing it to masses. Initially when they chew it, it feels sweet and innocent people forget their misery and problem for some time. They just enjoy the taste. But soon will be a time when sweetness of this chewing gum will vanish and they have to face reality. That time they will not be able to swallow it or spit it. They have to continue chewing without any taste.

2019 election will be the most important election for India since independence. India citizen has to choose whether they want a fake Hindutva party or a Pseudo secular party? Choices are limited. In my view, instead of voting for any national or state party vote for candidate. Vote for an honest, non-criminal candidate with good previous record of serving peoples. Don’t worry about how government will be formed or which party will win. Coalition governments are better than single party having full majority and ruling like dictatorship. “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

Your vote is valuable. Vote based on real issues we are facing daily. Vote based on 5 years performance of elected government. Do not cast your vote based on last year achievements or based on propaganda and “JUMLA”.  Cast your vote based on economic development, unemployment rate, petrol prices, education standard, infrastructure development, inflation rate and GDP to name a few parameters.