Modi has the passion to leave his
legacy, he wants to put his stamp on India. There is something about him that
makes him uncommon. This may be an euphoric call for him to follow the Raj
dharma – good governance. As I have said
in an earlier note, he was waiting for this opportunity to re-set the course
for RSS and BJP away from fascist leanings to pluralistic pathways. He has the
mandate and he will do it right.
The other day, after he received his letter from the President to form the government,
in a speech at the Parliament with BJP members, he said “he sets the record
ever time, he had not seen Vidhana Sabha of Gujarat until he was elected as CM,
and now he steps in to the parliament for the first time ‘after’ elected as the
PM. I went deep into that statement, reading into his passion to do unusual
Until after the campaign rhetoric was over, I really did not think he would
make a good Prime Minister, but in the last week or so, I have come to believe that
no one in India needs to fear the other (part of my definition of cohesive
societies ) and Modi has articulated that verbatim.
He will turn things around in foreign policy – he will find a place for India
in the UN Security Council, the first step is to have the ability to have good
relations with the neighbors to pave the way for that role, and he is going to
do that. He will breakthrough and establish newer relationships with our neighbors
Again, I am walking a thin rope with a faith, a new found nascent faith in
Modi. I connect with his words, his words are my words. I am really short on
time, but before Monday, I may write at least few notes and pass it on to my
friends, as I may not get the time to get it published in a paper, but it will
be on my blog. I think 50% of my write
up would be reflected in Modi’s speech on Monday after his oath of office.
Mike Ghouse, is a Public Speaker, thinker and a
writer committed to offer pluralistic solutions on issues of the day.