Friday, December 18, 2015

Why the defeatist mentality?


Dear Prime Minister,We don't deserve a person like you.Major portion of the country's population is not valuing your...
Posted by Dhruv Jain on Tuesday, 8 December 2015

This post has recently been making the rounds of the Internet, for a pained citizen who can see through the manufactured outrage in the country but is saddened by the fact that so many can't, or simply don't want to. It is true that the almost two years of the majority government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a mixed bag, with the economy improving but not as much as expected, and the opposition becoming more vicious than ever imagined.

But I wonder why this defeatist mentality seems to have plagued the right wing. Prime Minister Modi, when he was Chief Minister, had been hounded for a decade by the same people that continue to hound him today. And through the incessant persecution, he kept his head and hopes high, and did his job sincerely. He is one of the very few CMs in India who won a fourth consecutive term with a majority. He never let unfair criticism bog him down - so why should we?

It seems strange to me that people are already talking about a defeat in 2019 when it is still 2015 (and almost 2016). If a week is long time in politics, three years is several generations. True, the left-liberal mafia is all guns ablaze after victories in Delhi and Bihar, but then, when did we believe that they would go down without a fight? They are seeing the high castles that they built for themselves over decades falling apart, of course they are going to fight! And so should we!

Come 2019, and the entire right wing will most certainly come out to back Modi's re-election, of that there is no doubt. It will be the most decisive electoral battle in history - even more than 2014. That may not guarantee Modi's victory, but his defeat isn't guaranteed either. It is very much an open battle - and we have nothing to fear at this time. Therefore, there is no need to be defeatist. We must back the PM when he does something right, and correct him when he makes a mistake.

That is good for him, for us, and for this great nation that is ours. 

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