Get it 100% wrong, keep predicting, keep preaching and keep getting paid big bucks forever

narendra-modi-2112081_640In 2002, They (most media houses plus most pollsters plus most political experts plus most intellectuals plus most TV news stars plus most everybody else who had a voice and allegedly mattered) said that Modi would lose elections in the face of polarization and end his political career.
Not only did Modi win, but he is the biggest political figure well into 2018.

In 2004, They said that Vajpayee and the NDA would make a return and Advani would make Prime Minister and Sonia’s political career was over.
The NDA lost, Vajpayee’s career ended, Advani’s career virtually ended, Sonia virtually became a dictator for 10 years and now They are desperately trying to prop up a failed Sonia for 2019.

In 2009, They said that since Modi couldn’t win most of his State Lok Sabha seats, his national ambitions had officially ended.
Not only did Modi make a comeback, but he is the biggest national political figure well into 2018.

parliament-2028311_640In 2009, They said that UPA would probably just about scrape through and would be heavily reliant on all the allies for many many years to come. It was a new era of collation politics.
Congress jumped from 145 Lok Sabha seats to 206 and gave a royal kick to all their allies and virtually ruled alone for 5 years and the BJP government that followed also had no need for allies.

In the 2012 UP Assembly polls, They predicted a hopelessly hung Assembly.
Unsurprisingly the SP stormed to a clear majority.

For Modi and 2014, They made umpteen predictions…
Forget BJP, even NDA won’t get 272!
The BJP will never make Modi their PM candidate.
The allies will never accept Modi.
The common man will never accept Modi.
He can never let go the ghost of Godhra.
After 2014…
The Modi wave is over.
He will never be able to function in New Delhi.
The way all these predictions, assertions and prophecies got smashed to smithereens is not funny, it’s farcical.

kashmir-boat-642167_640In 2014, They couldn’t even sniff a BJP landslide in Haryana or an NDA government in J&K.

In 2015, They were nowhere near predicting 67/70 seats for AAP in Delhi.

They made absolute fools of themselves in Bihar in 2015 and predicted both a BJP landslide and a Mahagatbandhan landslide. One poll gave such a wide margin that it predicted a win for BJP, a loss for BJP and a hung house!

Now they are telling us that the Modi wave is over and he will be beaten in 2019 and I guess we have no choice but to believe them!

Bonus: International edition…

donald-trump-1708433_640Brexit can’t happen.
Right parties can’t come to power in Europe.
Trump isn’t serious.
Trump will withdraw from the Presidential race.
Trump can’t win the Republican nomination.
Trump can’t beat Hillary.
After becoming President, Trump will either be impeached or resign.
Trump will start a nuclear war with North Korea.

© Sunil Rajguru

Oh God! Does anyone have sequel fatigue yet? The 2018 list…

Marvel20th Marvel Cinematic Universe film—Ant-Man and the Wasp

19th MCU film—Avengers (3) Infinity War

18th MCU film—Black Panther

11th X-men universe film—Deadpool 2

11th in the series: Halloween

millenium-falcon-1627322_192010th Star Wars film—Solo: A Star Wars Story

10th JK Rowling universe film—Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

6th Transformers film—Bumblebee

6th Mission: Impossible–Fallout

6th extended DC Universe film—Aquaman

dinosaur-3149580_960_7205th Jurassic film—Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

5th Ocean’s film—Ocean’s 8

4th Purge film—The First Purge

Insidious 4—The Last Key

The Predator (4)

Rowan atkinsonJohnny English (3) Strikes Again

Maze Runner 3—The Death Cure

Fifty Shades (3) Freed

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

The Cloverfield (3) Paradox

Incredibles 2

Pacific Rim (2) Uprising

The Equalizer 2

Creed II

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween

Super Troopers 2

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Unfriended (2): Dark Web

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Remakes/Reboots

spiderman-3309033_960_720Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Holmes and Watson

Robin Hood

Mowgli

Papillon

grinch-1038238_960_720The Grinch

Mary Poppins Returns

Death Wish

A Wrinkle in Time

Tomb Raider

Sherlock Gnomes

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

A Star Is Born