Modi Haters Vs Modi Bhakts

Modi bashers & Bhakts, alike, were unequivocally baying for the blood on two recent occasions.

✅ Post-election violence in West Bengal
✅ Secriledging the Tri-Color atop Red Fort on 26th Jan.

On both occasions, they wished Modi would have given in to popular demands of non-left (read Right-wing, for crudest of the meaning) & used brutal force.

They both had their own reasons & I think both of them have gone crazy to the incorrigible limit.

I’ve clear thoughts on these three unique situations that we assume Modi is trapped in or he seems to be in the midst of a crossfire from both, his haters & die-hard supporters.

👉 What Modi haters wanted from him & why?

👉 What Bhakts wanted from him & why not Modi gave in?

👉 What sanity tells you why Modi is doing what he is doing or not doing?

I would try to cover why Modi is doing what he is doing or not doing.

❎ Modi should have given complete control to the Delhi police & allowed them to shoot if the situation demanded. If that was done, there would have been a large-scale retaliation in Punjab & elsewhere & Farmer Protest could have led the riots across north India at least. One protester killed here would have resulted in the killings of hundreds of others (Hindus) in Punjab & as a retaliation, Sikhs would have been targeted in the rest of the country. It could have been a repeat of the scenario of Delhi’s post-Indira Gandhi assassination in 1984.
❎ A smear campaign is already running against him in media without him reacting to any of this, in the wake of the above circumstances, all hell would have broken loose & chaos would have helped them to go for the head of Modi.

❎ The international leftist cabal would have found reasons to intervene in India’s internal matters.

❎ “The democracy is being murdered by Modi” would have been their constant ranting & this would have reached a level where every Indian would have made to feel that whatever leftist cabal is saying on TVs, writing on newspapers, or online portals had some truth. Bingo……………………….Regime change.

❎ The post-election violence in West Bengal is nothing new, thanks to our left-leaning media that they never gave it a voice. They swept everything under the carpet as it didn’t suit their agenda.

❎ This time too they kind of tried to not say a word on Bengal violence, but since the advent of social media, these things couldn’t go unnoticed, they, therefore, tried to normalize it, saying Bengal had a history of Pre & Post Election Violence, hence there was nothing new to ponder upon it that seriously.

❎ On both occasions, Modi haters & Modi Bhakts both wanted him to use force or Central Power. (Both wanted Police should have fired in Red Fort incident & Article 356 invoked in West Bengal)

❎ This appears a very attractive proposition from the looks of it, Bhakts would have loved Modi even more but the reaction that would have generated subsequently would have appalled everyone (supporters & blind supporters alike) for years to come; because most of the people sincerely want their best-bet Modi to complete this 2nd term with satisfaction & lead us in the 2024 General Election for his successive 3rd term.

❎ The Hindus have a Societal PTSD of 800 years, most of them are not aware of this & some of them have made peace with their past as their improved living standard has uplifted them to worry for what is at hand, they neither want to dwell into their history nor do they want to be far-sighted to foresee what is coming to them. This “I”, “Me” and “Myself” approach has been identified by their opponents & therefore, hunting them cold-bloodedly for the sake of fun or owing to their religious teachings. It has never been a challenging task for them, rather it was very easy then & much easier now.

❎ Modi is a truly secular leader & I can prove this with facts. He didn’t wear a Jalidaar-Topi is a fact that Hindus love him most for. But that is only optics. That is only for public consumption. In reality, he does exactly the opposite of that. On the contrary, Congress since 1947 did only lip service & supported Muslims symbolically, not in letter & spirit. 99% of riots in India have direct Congress connection, Godhra too was a Congress plot, the people who burned S-6 Sleeper Coach of Sabarmati Express with 59 karsewaks (passengers) in it were from Congress Party. It’s a proven fact.

❎ With Modi at centre, we would certainly like him to effect changes for sure & that we’ve witnessed as well in  case of J&K, GST, Demonitization, Farmers Bill 2020, NEP 2020, Self-Reliant India, Reinforcement of Armed Forces & Infra srtucture build up in borders areas & road access for armed forces to LAC, LOC & all porous borders, establishing diplomatic ties with rest of the world. There is a lot on his table to clear & he can not squander it on the whims & fancies of Die-hard followers as it serves the purpose of his haters. Modi doesn’t and will not blink, he will respond when he is ready. He will respond only he if finds fit to be responded.

❎ What Bhakts should do is go out on ground & do real work rather than ranting their madness on social media. Modi wouldn’t fall for rhetorical “gyan” on how he should or should not handle things. If Bengal has this problem, people will have to stand up & raise their voice and raise their weapons too, if need be. No one would come for their help. They have to do self help.

How long people expect someone to come & rescue you, you will have to stand up against any atrocities meted out to you, you will need to get killed if that is situation, it doesn’t happen that you don’t want to be killed, instead of that, someone from far-off will come & fight your battle while you like to secure & insulate yourself from any violence. That’s not going to happen.

Violence can be stopped by equal amount of violence only, else you will keep asking Modi for help. Today Modi is there, what happens when he won’t be around.

You have elected him to govern the state that is called India, he will do it by the rule book, which is Constitution of India. If you want to save your civilization, you can not be looking towards Modi as a saviour of the Nation.

The saviour of Nation is you. The responsibility to run “State or Country” effectively is on Modi’s shoulders but the responsibility of “Nation” lies on you. You are responsible for what India is today & you will be responsible for what India would be tomorrow.


—Saurabh Chamoli

India’s Covid Situation being amplified for obvious reasons

कल मेरा Austria की एक कंपनी के साथ zoom मीटिंग थी, मीटिंग स्टार्ट करने से पहले दोनों महानुभाव मुझे सांत्वना देने लगे कि उनको इंडिया से terrible न्यूज सुनने को मिल रही है और इसके लिए उनके मन में बहुत दुख है.

मैंने पूछा कि Austria के क्या हाल हैं तो कहने लगे कि काबु से बाहर हैं, फिर मैंने पूछा कि vaccination कहाँ तक पहुंची तो बोले कुछ हजार लोग ही vaccinate हुए हैं, मैंने पूछा कि तुम्हारा नंबर कब आएगा तो कहने लगे कि अभी उनके बूढे माँ बाप का ही नंबर October नवंबर से पहले नहीं आने वाला.

फिर मैंने बताया कि 89 लाख लोगों के देश में तुम लोग अभी कुछ हजार ही लोग vaccinate कर पाए हो, हमने 3 मई तक 15.78 करोड़ लोग vaccinate कर दिए हैं तो अगले बंदे की आंखें फटी रह गई, जूम मीटिंग में था, इसलिए वो expression मैं देख सकता था.

फिर मैंने पूछा कि क्या ऑस्ट्रिया में लोग नहीं मर रहे हैं तो महानुभाव बोलने लगे कि ताबूत कम पड़ गए हैं.

सभी देशों विकसित हो विकाशशील की हालत बहुत खराब है, हमारे यहां अभी भी 160 प्रति मिलियन का डेथ रेट है, ऑस्ट्रिया में यही 459 है और पड़ोसी देश हंगरी में 2909 प्रति मिलियन है, दोनों महानुभाव निरुत्तर हो गए.

मैंने उनको समझाया कि हालांकि एक भी मौत दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है लेकिन भारत की खबर को बहुत ज्यादा amplify इसलिए किया जा रहा है क्योंकि भारत में एक राष्ट्र वादी नरेंद्र मोदी सत्ता सम्भाल रहा है और सभी चाहते हैं कि भारत में सत्ता परिवर्तन हो, चाहे किसी भी तरह से हो.

आप अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर का अभियान झेल रहे हैं जिसमें देखने से टार्गेट आपका नेता है लेकिन असली टार्गेट यहॉं का बाजार और यहॉं के उपभोक्ता हैं.

उनको अपनी वैक्सीन यहां बेचनी है इसलिए आपके देश की न्यूज पूरे विश्व में ऐसे चलायी जा रही है जैसे कि प्रलय केवल भारत में आयी है.

आपका सहयोग ही इस देश को और आपके नेता को बचा सकता है क्योंकि मोदी आप के और इनके बीच एक दीवार की तरह खडा़ है.

BN Rao: The Forgotten Hero


India became a democratic Republic on this day in 1950 after attaining independence from the British in 19 47. Democracy means rule by the choice of the majority; a republic is more meaningful: rule by ordinary people, not by hereditary monarchs, feudal lords or any other privileged class. A nation-state is considered full-fledged and sovereign only when, apart from its geographical boundary and people living within it, it has its own Constitution based on which laws of the land are made and rules of conduct by the public and more importantly the public servants are specified in terms of right and wrong and corresponding punishment for violation. Essentially, a Constitution is the ‘will’ of the state. It is a sociopolitical and legal document which is drafted by experts and debated and voted by a Constituent Assembly or a similar body.

The Indian Constitution was drafted by a core committee of seven experts headed by Dr BR Ambedkar. All were legal experts or administrative luminaries including Sir BN Rau,  KM Munshi, N Gopalaswamy Ayyangar, Alladi Krishnaswamy Ayyar, Syed Mohammad Saadullah, N Madhava Rau who was Diwan (Prime Minister) of Mysore and replaced Bl Mitter who had resigned due to ill health. NMR had vehemently opposed Hindi as the national language. The draft was debated, altered, and finally approved by the Constituent Assembly after a couple of years.  DP Khaitan was also inducted, but he died in 1948 to be replaced by TT Krishnamachari, who became a Minister two times in the  Nehru Cabinet.

Ambedkar was chosen the head because he had already served in various sub-committees like the Advisory Committee, Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee, and Minorities Sub-Committee of the Constitutional Assembly. He submitted a memorandum with very valid suggestions to the Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee. This memorandum was later published for wider circulation under the title ‘States and minorities, their rights and how to secure them in the Constitution of free India’. That is why the Congress party was convinced that legislation and solidification of freedom would not be easy without the services of Dr. Ambedkar. Incidentally, the Congress had earlier opposed tooth and nail Ambedkar’s entry into the Constituent Assembly. In his letter of 30th June 1947, Dr Rajendra Prasad, President of the Constituent Assembly, had requested BG Kher, the then Prime Minister of Bombay, to elect Dr. Ambedkar immediately.

The Constitution of India is the most voluminous in the world, consisting of 448 articles, 25 parts, 12 schedules, 5 appendices, and over 98 amendments.

Mahatma Gandhi was not really sidelined from the constitution-making exercise. He chose to keep away because he was keen that the Congress be dissolved before any critical state activity was undertaken. Gandhi also did not attend the gathering where Nehru made his first speech to the Constituent Assembly. Gandhi was a mass leader, not a politician. The Constitution drafting required patience, negotiating skills, and flexibility to accommodate diverse opinions. Gandhi believed he was not really cut out to be part of such an activity. The committee had other brilliant people from nearly all walks of life including some of those who opposed the Congress like Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Nehru, Patel, Rajendra Prasad, and Maulana Azad were very seriously involved in the Constitution-making process. But Gandhi had made his desire clear which was duly given place by the expert team. The Mahatma’s focus on villages, agriculture, self-reliance, etc., was given high importance in the Constitution. So, Gandhi around this time remained busy touring across India trying to douse communal fires that were burning incessantly at most places.

The smartest card played by shrewd Nehru was putting Ambedkar at the top, thereby sending out a strong political message that the untouchables would not face discrimination ever. History shows this one act has done more for ‘Dalit empowerment’ than any other step.

There is much talk about who really was the biggest brain behind making the Constitution as knowledgeable people believe Ambedkar couldn’t have been the guy. Oldies with wisdom, who knew India of those days, have said univocally that BN Rau who was appointed as the adviser to the Constituent Assembly was the expert who did the most job and worked out the democratic framework of the Constitution. He singlehandedly prepared the initial draft by February 1948, to be debated, revised, and finally adopted by the team on November 26, 1949. The Drafting Committee, under the chairmanship of Ambedkar, declared that the ‘Draft Constitution’ was being scrutinized thoroughly by adviser BN Rau for making it one of the world’s best Constitutions.

President of Constituent Assembly Rajendra Prasad, just before signing the Constitution on November 26, 1949, thanked Rau profusely for having “worked honorarily” assisting the assembly not only with his knowledge and erudition but enabling the other members to perform their duties with thorough prudence. Rau was not a member of the Constitutional Assembly but was the most important expert who did the primary thinking and writing. He has been religiously ignored by frontline politicians who never gave him his due space in history. Rau is the principal framer of the Indian Constitution; others only did the cosmetic jobs here and there. like they have forgotten VP Menon, Secretary of States, who drafted the ‘instrument of accession’ to force the 564 Princely States to merge with the Union of India, Rau is not remembered by the political bosses of today. Most of them do not even know who he is by name.

Sir Benegal Narsing Rau, an illustrious Kannada, born on February 26, 1887, lived till November 30, 1953. He served as an Indian Civil Service officer, a jurist, a diplomat, and a statesman of great repute. He was also India’s Representative to the United Nations Security Council between 1950 and 1952. His brothers were equally illustrious: Benegal Rama Rau was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and B Shiva Rao an eminent journalist-politician. One of the foremost Indian jurists of his time, Sir Rau, had also helped draft the Constitution of Burma in 1947. As India’s Representative at the UN Security Council, he served as president of the council and recommended armed assistance to South Korea. later, he became a member at the Korean War post ‘Armistice’ of the UN Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC). A graduate of the Universities of Madras and Cambridge, Rau entered the ICS in 1910. After revising the entire Indian statutory code (1935-37), he was Knighted in 1938 and made judge of the Bengal High Court in 1939. His writings on Indian law include a study on Constitutional precedents as well as articles on human rights in India. He briefly served during 1944-45 as Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. From February 1952 until his death, he was a judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice, The Hague. Before his election to the court, he was regarded as a candidate for UN Secretary-General.

Rau does not live in the hearts of Indians as the maker of the great Constitution of India. Ambedkar, who was placed as the team leader by Nehru, is projected as the supreme brain who gave the Constitution. Just one month later on February 26, no big leader or self-proclaimed statesman will remember Rau on his 130th birthday.

(The writer is a core member of Transparency International, Odisha)

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