(As a writer i feel it is my duty to reveal the truth about why Modi really won in 2014 elections. So here goes…)
I would like to start off this post by making my political allegiance clear. I bear no loyalty to any political party. My support lies with the person who turns out to be the lesser of two evils (let’s not kid ourselves; they’re politicians after all. Evil comes in the job description.) And while the social media is flooded with posts and tweets and barks about ‘MODIfication’ and how “change is coming”, please forgive me if I choose to be human and be skeptical about all this glorification until I see the tides of change with my own eyes.
So now that I’ve criticized properly as any concerned blogger of this country should, let me come back to the point at hand. Underneath all this joy and merry making, we seem to have forgotten one true fact, the one true reason why a once-upon-a-time tea-seller stood to become the leader of the biggest democracy that ever existed. I dedicate this post to the people of India who divided by caste, language, region and religion came up united against brazen corruption, unwarranted inflation and misgovernance. I take up this opportunity to remind the people that it was the work of 551 MILLION+ heroes that this great country now has a chance at ‘change’. A record turnout of 65.85% (beating closely the previous record of 63.56% in 1984) goes to show that a democracy is indeed “of the people, for the people and by the people.”
I finish this post by borrowing a section of the Inaugural Address by Mr. Ronald Reagan,the 40th President of the United States that certainly befits my motives:
“… We hear much of special interest groups, but our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries, crosses ethnic and racial divisions and political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and factories, teach our children, keep our homes and heal us when we’re sick. Professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies and truck drivers. They’re, in short, we the people …”