‘You reap what you sow’. This proverb still holds well in the Indian political realm. The seed of goodness of governance tirelessly planted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now well sprouted and in most of the places already in full bloom. The electorate is enthusiastic and feels good to vote for Modi. Or else, the resounding victory of BJP would not have been possible, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
It now quite clearly appears that the Prime Minister's hard works have been acknowledged and yielding the promising result, no matter how derisively his opponents undermine him. Having a knack for making peace with uncertain challenges, Modi has introduced a good many schemes which are all aimed at soothing the pain of the poor. His demonetization has more takers than detractors. Jan Dhan Yojana, insurance cover of 2 lakh by paying paltry Rs 12 and Rs 330/- for PMSBY and PMJJBY respectively, direct transfer of subsidies to the beneficiaries’ accounts, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, Soil Health Card Scheme, massive toilet construction, rural electrification, to name a few, have further brightened the BJP’s prospect in many ways. Even states like – Goa and Manipur, where the party has not won the required number of MLA seats, has now triumphantly formed the government.
One wonders why political pundits easily forget the Congress’ track record and the fact that it often usurped the chairs of power in the past. The party was then hardly in the eye of the storm. But the BJP received heavy criticisms when it pulled the socks up to form the government in Goa and Manipur. Is it not too obvious that the independent or minor parties’ MLAs never bet on the losing horse? They eye for the plum posts with financial leverage which the BJP with power in the centre can only offer.
The Congress that ruled the roost for over four decades should change its policies drastically. The "change of the guard" is the need of the hour. Why are its leaders failing to understand that the perpetuation of the Gandhi dynasty is proving to be a nemesis, more so when the incompetent Rahul Gandhi unbecomingly roars around and commits the gaffe after gaffe. ‘Compared with the Vice President of Congress our local leaders are 100 times better ’, says a wise man of Meghalaya. No one disagrees that the “appeasement” policy of this party in favour of a particular community has awfully frightened away the "majority". This all has, very doubtlessly, come as an opportunity for the BJP to grab at.
Can the sensible electorates forget the "continuous ruckus and circus" enacted by the Congress in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha? Has not this further alienated the major chunk of the country’s populace? The Congress's sensible leaders should do thorough soul-searching. The temples of democracy have never been so mindlessly defiled. Can this party realize it least now -- it can only reap only that it sows?