MODI MANTRA DISSIPATED CONGRESS
By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM
Indeed a great day it is. The exit polls predict that Narendra Bhai Modi will be the next Prime Minister of India.
We all are overjoyed. When we saw on the TV screen that the Bhartiya Janata Party is likely to cross the magic number barrier of 272
we knew that it was time to light lamps of purified butter or ghee. The NDA, that is the allies and the BJP together, are likely to cross the barrier of 300, we were jumping with joy.Of course, someone cautioned that it would be better to await the final results after the counting of votes was over. Fair enough. We would take into account the trends and keep our fingers crossed until the results are announced officially by the Election Commission of India.
It has come to light that in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal there were violations of Election Commission rules and guidelines. As far as the Moral Code of Conduct was concerned, the attitude of CEC and some State officials of the rank of Returning Officer, the Polling Officer and other State government employees under the thumb of their political bosses left much to be desired. In the constituencies where State government VIPs or bigwigs of their allies contested, rules were thrown to the wind.
As I had brought out earlier, Shri VS Sampath, CEC gave a kidglove treatment to Rahul Gandhi and an iron fist treatment to Narendra Modi. But for the intervention of Shri Hari Shankar Brahama, Election Commissioner cautioning the Commission to go by the book, things would have been much worse. When the final phase of polling was to take place in Varanasi on 12 May 14, the UP Police and the local election staff raided the Varanasi election office of the BJP and circulated a false rumour that bottles of alcohol and objectionable printed material was seized. It was a white lie. The authorities were out and out partial and, thersore, in the glare of truth were forced to return the seized material and close the case. The CEC must inform the common man what action, if any, did he take against Pranjal Yadav, DM and Returning Officer of Varanasi for organising the illegal raid.
The family of Sonia Gandhi has gone in a state of mourning as the election results would go against her and the progeny. The blame game in the Congress party has started. The slavish advisors of Sonia Gandhi might blame the outgoing Prime Minister for the Congress debacle and throw a protective ring around the 43-year old scion of their family to ward off the blame for debacle. Disgraceful show but that is what it is.
There is a strong rumour that the young lad mught buy a one-way ticket to his NANA’s house across the seven seas and take away Jeeja Ji too to shield him from the long arms of law. He may or may not succeed – I wont like to kake a forecast at this stage.
Be that as it may, the state of mourning at 24, Akbar Road and 10, Janpath is likely to worsen as the results start pouring in in 16th May 2014.
It would be wiser to bid adieu to readers and await the day of Rejoicing for BJP and Catastrophe for the Indian National Congress.
Look forward to meeting all of you in happier times, folks.