With reference to the editorial A reminder about an unfinished business (October 27), Narendra Modi talks of Gujarat’s pride and of making the state a model for India. And he may even convince most voters, thanks to a lame-duck government, a ruling party anchored on heredity and politicians like Karat, Karunanidhi and Deve Gowda who help Modi to confuse the people.
The vested interests of the anti-Modi faction are all too obvious. How come the media don’t rake up the Congress-initiated Sikh riots of 1984, the ethnic cleansing
of the Kashmiri Pandits or the numerous bomb blasts where innocent people were killed after the UPA-Left came to power? It is the media that sponsored the Tehelka sting operation at the behest of the Congress and the Left. The media may show its secular credentials by being indifferent, but this polarises communities.
Caution: Left turn!
The Left parties, sore with the UPA, are aiming to replace the UPA with the UNPA after the next Lok Sabha elections. This could result in a hung Parliament and negate the progress made over the past few years.
The UPA should take this possibility seriously and get its act together as there are national issues like farmer suicides, price rise, power and water supply, etc. that could hurt its prospects.
The Congress, as a major partner of the UPA government, has failed to deliver. While intricacies of the Indo-US nuclear deal are
not intelligible to the common man, the PM seems to have surrendered to the Left’s pressure tactics on the deal. The government should initiate discourses on the nuances of the deal’s scientific implication vis-à-vis international relations and implement it despite Leftist opposition.