R.D. Bhardwaj “Noorpuri”
Series of bomb blasts on 27th October, 2013 at Patna election rally held by Narinder Modi was really very sad as some people lost their precious lives and also injured many innocent people. But it was very good and satisfying to note that all the bombs planted at the venue of the rally failed to explode, otherwise many more people could become victims of nasty designs of the nefarious forces. Secondly, it is also really sad to note that both Central Government and Bihar Governments miserably failed in providing terrorists attack info and subsequent lapses in making adequately security arrangements to safeguard the lives of thousands of people who were anticipated to attend the rally of Narinder Modi, whose stars are shining brightly these days. It seems that the Bihar Government considered NaMo as its political enemy rather than a political opponent only.
However, in Patna Narinder Modi displayed a rare example of courage and presence of mind and statesmanship, that he not only maintained his path of righteous thinking and cool mind, but he also told the people assembled there not to lose patience and keep sitting there, otherwise hundreds of more people could have died because of stampede caused by people running here and there, as it often happens in such a situation. The other rare quality displayed by Modi is that he himself did not try to escape under the cover of his security cordon as it also often happens in many big rallies if bombs explode there. Ordinary people are often left to fend for themselves and suffer huge causalities in many similar situations. But one thing that cannot be denied is that all this happened because the State Government did not take the whole scenario very seriously and thus, left a huge gathering of more fifty thousand people to their fate and at the mercy of cruel terrorists (minus huge lapses in security arrangements).
It is also matter of concern for the Congress party that these days, there is not even a single leader in Congress who could match Narinder Modi’s capabilities and calibre in sorting out problems and to ensure good governance for the welfare of the people. Rahul Gandhi who is being projected as UPA’s Prime Ministerial candidate by many Congress leaders, big or small, stands nowhere near Mr. Modi’s administrative skill, his grasp over the problems being faced by the huge galaxy of people and oratory skills on a number of subjects concerning India and his political manoeuvrings. Many Congress leaders just keep on harping about Godhra incidence that took place in 2002, but they very conveniently tend to forget as to what happened after the death of late Mrs. Indira Gandhi in the first week of November, 1984, as a result of which around 3000 Sikhs lost their lives and property worth several crores was also put on fire. However, I am not trying to draw some comparison between the two carnages; I am only trying to dwell on the point that all leaders should stop beating around the bush and pull each other’s legs by relating their names to some bad incidence that had taken place years ago. On the contrary, all political parties should dwell upon current incidences and spell out their strategies on how they are going to solve problems being faced by crores of common people these days and how you are going to punish the culprits of economic offences who cause untold miseries on them.
And lastly, Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP has also become a force to reckon with these days, at least in Delhi. As Mr. Kejriwal and most of his candidates are the people with clean image and they also promise to provide corruption free governance, they shall be really giving a tough competition to both – Congress and BJP in Delhi. But on the national scale, Narinder Modi seems really seems to be riding on crest waves and the BJP seems to be surely going to reap a good harvest of people’s confidence hopefully getting converted into votes next year.