Men should be men… Should standby by whatever they believe in and take on the world, if needed… I think Narendra Modi falls very much into the category… precise, distinct, direct, and disciplined use of words and an honest belief in whatever he says…
“Actually, I have not spent a single minute on my image and that can also be a reason. I am busy with my work. I am committed to Gujarat. I am dedicated to Gujarat. I never talk about my image. I never spent a single minute for my image and therefore confusions may be there”
Thats Modi in an interview recently…
No doubt, he is a demagogue, who let Gujarat burn and let innocent people get killed. But one can’t ignore the fact that today Gujarat is flourishing… It stands among the states that contribute the most to the national GDP (nearly INR 10,000 million)… It is one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment in India and it is on Kerala’s path of providin education to everybody in the state… If one says that it is all due to the resilient people of Gujarat who are makin all this possible, then one can’t blame him for any mishap in the state…
The Rajeev Gandhi foundation has declared Gujarat to be the best-administered state in India… India Today, on two separate occasions, declared him the most efficient Chief Minister around…Not that these laurels come for free… or without reason… These things became possible only because he has been successful in givin clean, effective and progressive governance over last five years… Outside Gujarat, most people like to hate Modi… but there is a definitive change of views once their eyes themselves amaze to the powerful infrastructure… Gujarat shinin…
I believe that in a democratic and dynamic country, masses have the last word and masses always override media and other speculations… The truth will finally dawn on the people… It’s the people of Gujarat who will decide the fate of this man..
Finally, I don’t think many news channels have shown Gujarat and Modi in a positive manner… For Modi to gain power nationwide, thats somethin he needs to work on… For the rest.. he is the best CM…
… and if an evidence is needed.. here is some :
Modi dares Congress to file case of sedition against him
16 Jun 2008, 1421 hrs IST,PTI
SURAT: A week after daring the Centre to remove Gujarat from the list of centrally-assisted states, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has hit out at the Congress again.
“I invite the whole Congress regime, please do not waste a single day, book me for sedition today and hang me. Let me see how they can,” he said while addressing a public function here on Sunday.
“But how can they? They have not been able to hang Afzal Guru,” he added referring to the man convicted for terror attack on Parliament in 2001.
Modi has been playing political rhetoric again in recent days. At a function in Vadodara last week, he said Gujarat gives Rs 40,000 crore as taxes to the Centre and receives only 2.5 per cent of it in return.
He asked the government to stop collecting taxes from Gujarat and also stop aid to the state. The Congress questioned Modi’s remarks and said they were “nothing less than an assault on the idea of India.”
During recent Gujarat elections, Modi’s controversial statements reaped rich dividends for him. He had taken on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for calling him a ‘maut ka saudagar (merchant of death).’
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks at itself at the only party strong enough to deal with terror and is not leaving any opportunity to hit out at the Congress.
Modi has kick-started the BJP’s new campaign before general elections due next year. And he is looking ahead to a larger role in national politics.