Bhakt is a sacred title which one gets after several decades of rigorous spiritual penance (Tapasya), but Congress has been issuing this certificate to crores of Modi fans spread across the world unmindful of the fact that this way Congress has itself been accepting Modi as God and his fans as pious devotees. I am also one of those lucky Bhakts who got this degree without joining RSS camp or attending any Shakha! So, with folded hands I thank my ‘liberal’ friends for showering this ‘kindness’ upon me. Yes! I worship PM Narinder Modi not because he is from RSS but for his ‘Chappan Inch Ka Seena’ (56 inch broad chest) which he has exhibited time and again during past over four and half years of his being in office while dealing with various problems the nation had been facing earlier.
Even a lay man knows that ‘Rome was not built in a day’. He also knows that no government can bring the derailed ‘echo-system’ of the country back on the rails in just 5 years. But it can at least move ahead in right direction and by taking several positive steps, PM Modi has proved his commitment and dedication a fact whole world is recognizing now. Whatever the Opposition might say it is a globally admitted fact that India had always been in need of a bold leader who could effectively deal with internal as well as external issues of the country.
During his first tenure as PM of India Narinder Modi has taken various progressive steps like GST, Demonetization, giving ORP benefit to crores of EX Servicemen who had been fighting for the same since seventies, sanctioning MSP for the farmers as per Rangnathan Mishra Report gathering dust for several years and now providing 10 % reservation to economically backward people of general category also are few historical initiatives taken by Modi Sarkar for the empowerment of the last man of the society standing in the row.
PM Modi’s initiatives like inviting Nawaz Shrief on his swearing-in ceremony and then going to bless his niece on her wedding ceremony did invite criticism but those were also bold moves aimed at winning the heart of the hostile neighbor it is another thing though that Pakistan could not respond positively due to its domestic compulsions. But the futile looking exercise is gradually materializing with Pakistan getting isolated in international community due to its cold shoulder response which also adds a feather in our PM’s cap. Modi’s ‘Sab ka Sath, Sab ka Vikas’ policy has also been widely appreciated.
Modi also strengthened National Defense by procuring Rafale like fetal fighter jets from France and S-400 like lethal missiles from Russia. This besides, his bold initiative of confiscating the ill-gotten assets of politically influential economic offenders like Dawood Ibrahim, Lalit Modi, Mehul Chouksi, Vijay Malya and Nirav Modi who had fled the country for fear of a hard and honest Thanedar has also begun bearing the desired fruit. Soon all of them would be in Indian jails. Modi also put powerful and influential separatist leaders like Shabir Shah and Ayisha Andrabi behind the bars against whom even thinking of issuing a bailable warrant would be a dreadful dream.
Modi also passed historical law of death penalty on rapists. This apart, Ujwala Yojna, Ayushman Bharat Yojna, Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao Yojna and hundreds of other public welfare schemes have been his important achievements. Interestingly, these steps should have been taken decades ago by Congress and Communist Combine the so-called torch bearers of Socialism but were left unattended due to reasons best known to them.
We have heard people being called as Ram Bhakt, Krishan Bhakt, Guru Nanak Bhakt, Ambedkar Bhakt, Ravi Dass Bhakt, Modi Bhakt and so on, but never heard of anyone being called as Ravan Bhakt, Kans Bhakt or Rahul Bhakt. So why should I not feel proud of being a Bhakt of ‘communal and conservative’ Narinder Modi who has been taking progressive and revolutionary steps by adopting policy of Sab Ka Saath-Sab Ka Vikas irrespective of creed, caste, religion and region than those ‘seculars and progressives’ who first divided the country on communal, castiest lines and then used them for furthering their political interests?
Ranbir Manhas, a journalist and political activist, is Editor-in-Chief of J&K Reporter