This appropriate quote from Edmund Burke summarizes Mr. Narendra Modi in entirety.
**A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a Statesman!**
And indeed he is !
The Gujarat election results has just proven how unthinkable it is of the State without Modi. The chest beating speculations that varied in tenacity from different anti Modi quarters abetted by a sweating and enhanced negative propaganda from the Media all but did not deter the people of the State to distinguish between black and white.
Beginning with a curtain raiser by Sonia Gandhi, followed by Prime Minister and a stream of other useless Central leaders and in climax, a curtain closure by Rahul Gandhi was sort of amusing. Hilarious it was to watch one and all *read* painfully meaningless speeches stuffed with canards. While Modi drove the first lady out of Gujarat questioning her reticent and apocryphal expenditure, the PM’s mumblings was not worthy of retort. As for the Prince, he was nothing more than a minion to be disregarded and Modi rightfully did not waste energy there.
As for the media, it was amazing how dramatically they could swap sides putting even a chameleon perhaps to shame. But it was baffling that NDTV stood to boot lick the Congress despite their peril and chose to glorify the 2 seat reduction to BJP more than the extinction of other mortals less. I suppose they were starved with abundance of variety to choose between a CON MP as their share holder, his wife its chief editor and Media ethics and honesty.
Unless BJP buries itself in intangible absurdities, I sense a good chance for BJP to come thru in the next general elections in 2014 or perhaps earlier with the way NCP is behaving. The audience that attended the coronation of Modi for a record 4th time is an indication of how the political formations will be in 2014.
That AIADMK, MNS,SS,SAD and Ramdas Athavale of the Republican Party of India and Om Prakash Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal also marked their presence is significant though none of these parties may account to a constructive number at the Center. NCP is having fissures with the CON. Mamata’s TMC is anybody’s take except CON. Hence, at the outset, it is good omens to BJP, thanks largely to that single man, Shri. Narendra Modi. And only he has the mass acceptance even amongst his enemies except NDTV and Congress, though I am certain there are discreet admirers there too.
“Gujarat, with its all inclusive, sustainable and rapid growth, is emerging as a globally preferred place to live in and to do business.” – Narendra Modi -Chief Minister, Gujarat.
This was Shri. Modi’s statement preceding the *Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013* when inviting industrialists from over 120 countries around the globe and diplomats from over 30 countries as well.
The praise he got from one and all of the top corporates of India and from the visiting delegations around the globe can not be undermined by the offensively foul and vicious vocabulary Congress Party, its Spokespersons in Manish Tiwari or a Abhishek Singhvi or a Renuka Chowdary or a bigot like Mani Shankar Aiyar opt to use for their comfort. Never in the history of India under Congress, including those times when ruled by Congress’s erstwhile tall leaders was ever an event as vibrant as this happened. No doubt, there was nothing vibrant happening during their regime for India to host anything similar. Correction! Here is a State within the Indian subcontinent that has withstood the deluge of slander and ostracization from its Congress led Central Government and gone on to host one of the biggest industrial investment events the nation has ever seen!
Here is a leader, perhaps the only leader who CAN take India to its Zenith. Wish him all the best.