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Return of Modi-Shah combo, The 2019 mandate

In democracy people’s mandate should be respected. The BJP once more has been given the people’s mandate to rule the country. Narendra Modi’s personality is one factor for the massive victory of BJP. Saying so, the dedicated hard core grass root workers of the BJP cannot be ignored. The party is now the people’s choice. The controversial demonetization, introduction of GST , issue of CAB which had flared up massive protest and the party’s stand on it gives no impact when it comes in winning election. People like it or not , the choice doesn’t really matter on issue of job crisis and the multiple issues that has been facing but it is the politics of religion and identity that the BJP rightly picked up and easily gets the mandate. The mandate is given for the love and belief to the promises that Modi had made by riding the Nationalism chariot. Riding the Nationalism chariot for the Hindu and of the Hindu makes the people convinced that for India , resided by majority Hindu , Modi - Shah combo ideology is perhaps considered the only option for the people who want to see India as a nation of Hindu only.
There may be many other reasons for the BJP to achieve such a landslide victory with number crossing 300, despite the fact that there were scores of criticisms to the programme and policy of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure. It would not be wrong when one say that the position of the BJP was not very popular among the people across the country.
When hard attack were flooded to the Modi government against the controversial demonetisation, GST, farmers’ suicide and unemployment, the Modi - Shah combo showed no worry and kept going with their policy and programme hitting back with different theory to justify their stand. Almost all neutral political analysts are of the view that there is a little chance of BJP returning to power. But all the issues were diverted with the Pulwama terror attack at which 42 CRPF jawans were killed by a suicide bomber. Modi Govt. was quick to response and even permitted the Indian armed forces to strike at terrorist camps inside Pakistani territory using Indian Airforce fighter planes. The Indian force claimed destruction of 3 terrorist camps located at Balakot which reinstated the position of the political party.
There are several other reasons noticed to the second coming of Modi government in the Hindu majority land. One among such is the failure of the Congress organisation as it still continues to be the dynastic politics.
Leaving aside others, Modi’s return is perhaps a CHAMATKAR .... something good for the Hindu fanatics may be fulfilled.
As for Manipur, it is left with no choice but to perform Ras Leela at the palm of Modiji.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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