How they are going to absolutely thrash Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections…

fist-1561157_6402002: The grand strategy of Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media…
Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
Result: Modi wins Gujarat.

2007: The grand strategy of Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media…
Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
Result: Modi wins Gujarat again.

2013: The grand strategy of Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media…
Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
Result: Modi leads BJP to landslides in Assembly elections.

2014: The grand strategy of Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media…
Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of Gujarat and abuse all his supporters!
Result: Modi gets greatest BJP mandate in the history of Independent India.

2014-17: The grand strategy of the Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media…
Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of India and abuse all his supporters!
Result: Modi wins most of the Assembly polls with a crushing victory in Uttar Pradesh being the icing on the cake.

2017-19: The grand strategy of the Opposition, Civil Society, liberals, intellectuals and Leftist media…
Hey! Let’s totally demonize Modi, attack him 24X7, plant fake stories round the clock, blame him for ALL the ills of India and abuse all his supporters!
Result: Hmmm!!! Now I wonder what the result of 2019 could be?!?

© Sunil Rajguru

But they say India is not secular…

india-2131238_640India was ruled for 17 years by a Hindu who hated being a Hindu. (Nehru)

Ruled for 15 years by a Hindu married to a Parsi with Muslim heritage. (Indira)

Ruled for 5 years by a Hindu with Parsi-Muslim heritage. (Rajiv)

Ruled for 10 years by a Sikh controlled by a Christian. (Manmohan-Sonia)

India is the most secular country in the world and yet many are bent on maligning it.

© Sunil Rajguru

Indian Presidential election musings…

ballot-1294935_640The President’s post is a formality.
Kovind’s election is a formality.
Yet we are wasting so much time discussing it.

1947: Jagjivan Ram is Labour Minister.
70 years later…
2017: Jagjivan Ram’s daughter is candidate for President.
Congress: Doomed to live in the past.

1. DynasT.
2. LoyalT (to the DynasT of course).
The only 2 Ts that work in the Congress party.

It would have been great if Advani became either Prime Minister or President.
But he is already 89.
He should be happy that he saw a BJP 272+ mandate and BJP President in his lifetime.
He laid the foundations.

2014, Advani looks at Modi and thinks…
Kaash main hota!
2017, Advani looks at Kovind and thinks…
Kaash kam se kam yahi mujhe milta!

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

When Modi surprised everyone with Kovind

questions-1922476_640Past.
The entire media and liberal ecosystem didn’t have the foggiest idea that Modi would win.
Present.
The entire media and liberal ecosystem doesn’t have the foggiest idea what Modi is doing.

If the common man hasn’t heard of Ram Nath Kovind, it’s OK.
But for a journalist or politician to boast he or she hasn’t heard of a 2-time Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson turned Bihar Governor is quite ridiculous.

Modi aage kya karne waala hain, isko samajhna mushkil hi nahin, naamumkin hai.
#SurgicalStrike #DeMo #UPYogi #RamNathKovind

From 1947-2017, every President of India has either been Congress, ex-Congress or Independent.
#RamNathKovind set to make history.

BJP Lok Sabha.
BJP President.
BJP Vice President and Rajya Sabha chief.
Majority BJP+ States.
Modi is just getting started.

BJP Lok Sabha.
BJP President.
BJP Vice President and Rajya Sabha chief.
Majority BJP+ States.
Modi is just getting started.

Who should be the next President of India?
Best thing would be to introduce amendment to abolish this useless ceremonial post and save money.

10 issues on which the Right wants more urgency from Modi…

narendra-modi-2112081_640A lot of people had great expectations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he took charge way back in 2014. For some he has already delivered in terms of streamlining the bureaucracy, lifting up foreign policy, implementing OROP, roadmaking and power augmentation.

Modi haters will never be satisfied with him though. But another unsatisfied group is the Right. The Left-wing media will tell you they are a hardline rabid group, but that is far from the truth. There is the Cultural Right. The Economic Right. The Political Right. The Hindu Right.

The Left in India has totally suppressed all voices from the Right for decades, but such groups are finally making their voices heard. Here are some issues which the Right wants more urgency from Modi…

brihadishvara-2358280_6401. Hindu temples autonomy: India is a strange country where the minorities have more rights than the majority. It’s difficult to see any other country with such an equation and still we have debates over intolerance and the demonization of the majority religion.
Churches and mosques have a much greater autonomy but not Hindu temples. In fact a combination of commissions and legislation has meant that governments are more and more taking over the running temples.

Why should the government take over temples in the first place? Specific legislation is required in Parliament to grant Hindu temples complete autonomy and that’s something only Modi can do via the relevant bills.

2. Greater support for Indic and Hindu studies: The British had a view of India and that reflected in our history books and textbooks. The British left but the view continued. The Communists perpetuated these myths. (In fact, paradoxically, Hindu culture itself is called mythology!)
When I passed out of school and started reading a lot more on history I always wondered why there was so much focus on Communism, the Mughals and the British worldview. Hindu empires and achievements for some reason were downplayed.

We need a complete revamp of our history textbooks, have more government funding into our history by academicians sharing an Indic worldview and not a Western one. While a move is on by the government, it’s already going to be two years since Modi took over.

school-298680_6403. Repeal of RTE: The Right To Education is a very fancy sounding word. It implies education to each and every child in India. That would actually mean revamping all our government schools and introducing thousands more. Nothing of the sort has happened. RTE should actually be renamed to “Reservation of Students in Private Hindu Schools” for that is what it is. The RTE is inadequate and riddled with contradictions.

Again minority institutions, which flourished thanks to the British legacy, have been kept out of the ambit.

4. Implementing a Uniform Civil Code: This would automatically cover things like temple autonomy and RTE. There is also a desperate need for boosting the rights of Muslim women in India. Maybe the UCC’s time has finally come, but curiously it is the Supreme Court which seems more active on the issue than Modi.

But the UCC seems to be totally off the table. Numbers in the Rajya Sabha may have a big deal to do with it. But there’s very little chance of the BJP getting 51% of the Upper House on its own till 2020 and that too if all things go well.

Interestingly Arun Shourie is a rare political leader who has written in detail about both Muslim and Hindu issues and people have failed to find holes in his arguments, but he finds himself a pariah in the new dispensation.

kashmir-boat-642167_6405. Abolishing Article 370: This grants special status to the State of Jammu & Kashmir and is quite controversial. Father of the Constitution Babasaheb Ambedkar fought against it and Bharatiya Jana Sangh (the precursor to the BJP) founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee died mysteriously in Kashmir opposing it.

AB Vajpayee as Prime Minister could do nothing and many thought Modi would be the first to do something here. But that’s unlikely. Apart from numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the PDP (a party which will never ever even discuss the scrapping of 370) is their partner in J&K. But forget any amendments; there doesn’t even seem to be a debate on it.

6. Pushing for Ram Mandir: Modi did make religious references in the 2002 Gujarat Assembly campaign, but from the 2007 one he has been toning himself down and talked only governance and development in 2014.

It is doubtful that he will upset the apple cart by touching this controversial topic. Moreover the case is now in the Supreme Court. In fact it is BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who has been the most vocal on this issue and not Modi.

blur-1853262_6407. Pace of economic reforms: Rajiv Gandhi looked to be Right leaning but India first turned Right economically under PV Narasimha Rao and his good work was carried forward by AB Vajpayee. However Congress President Sonia Gandhi did a U-turn and went full Left. While Modi has turned Right again, many are not satisfied with the pace of reforms. The industry and middle class would like to see more action on the economic front.

8. Being more tough on the Dynasty: Nehru was the first great Leftist. Sonia took that forward with a vengeance. Rahul looks to carry forward the Nehru-Sonia legacy. Thanks to the colossal amount of scams in UPA2, a lot of people thought Congress leaders would be in jail by now and the legacy would be finished.

However nothing of the sort has happened so far. Sonia is facing National Herald woes thanks to Swamy and not Modi. No concrete action has been taken against her son-in-law Robert Vadra who has many allegations against him.

The AugustaWestland scam names Sonia, her right hand Ahmed Patel and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It remains to be seen whether Modi finally nails all of them or lets them get away.

incense-2318953_6409. Promoting Hinduism directly: While Modi wears his religion on his sleeve and is undoubtedly pro-Hindu, he still has not brought in strong legislation related to protecting Hinduism. Even on things like the beef ban, Congress governments did the actual implantation in the past and courts today are more pro-active.

Vajpayee wore a mask and LK Advani praised Jinnah’s secularism. What Modi does remains to be seen but the RSS-VHP is getting impatient.

press-899477_64010. Taking on the mainstream media: Since Modi and the MSM have been such vicious adversaries; Modi was expected to take action against the alleged misdeeds of the media houses. The media leans firmly Left and social media space is free and independent and naturally leans Right. That could be because the Right has been suppressed now and most of the people in India lean Right and not Left.

Nothing of the sort has happened. Modi continues to ignore most of the media while other BJP leaders keep visiting the studios of the very news channels that abhor them and insult them so much. Raids on NDTV have begun, but it remains to be seen if anything concrete happens.

General political musings…

nehru-2361331_640Great great grandson of Motilal, great grandson of Nehru, grandson of Indira and son of Rajiv-Sonia blasts dynastic politics in Telangana.

With the way they are still being unearthed, if Modi wins in 2019, then I have a feeling that we will still be discussing UPA scams till 2024

Politics is the only place where education is irrelevant.
Delhi CM is an IITian.
Bihar Dy CM is 9th pass.
Both are equally useless.

1984: Rajiv takes charge.
1986: Bofors.
1999: Vajpayee re-elected.
2001: Operation West End.
2009: Manmohan re-elected.
2011: August Kranti.
Modi escapes 2-year itch.

In 1990 Lalu became Bihar Chief Minister and immediately brought in Jungle Raj and became the worst politician.
After 27 years he is still being “raided” and “charged” and ruling Bihar quite comfortably.

Tea Party kicked Angrez out of American politics.
Beef Party will kick out Congrez from Indian politics.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The curious case of Congress and cow slaughter

cow-2216918_640Congressmen Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai and Madan Mohan Malviya promised cow slaughter ban.

Congressman “Father of the nation” Mahatma Gandhi promised cow slaughter ban.

Congressman “First Prime Minister” Jawaharlal Nehru promised cow slaughter ban.

Congressman “First India President” Rajendra Prasad promised cow slaughter ban.

Congress put cow slaughter ban in the Directive Principles of State Policy.

Congress brought in some sort of cow slaughter legislation in 20 States.

Congress symbol before “Hand” was “Cow and calf”.

Now suddenly the Congress wants to slaughter cows on the streets and has dubbed the whole cow slaughter ban business as a sole Hindutva-Sanghi-BJP hardline intolerant affair.

The truth about the Congress party…

india-1293882_640Netaji gave us Independence.
Patel unified India.
Shastri laid foundations of modern India.
Rao reformed economics and foreign policy.
#GandhiNehruSham

The man with no spine…
Rao: Bring in reforms.
Manmohan: Yes, sir.
Sonia: Destroy the country.
Manmohan: Yes, madam.

#RememberingRajiv
Bofors
Anti-Sikh riots
Bhopal tragedy
Shah Bano
LTTE mess
Defamation Bill
HDW scam
Black money
KGB links
Crony capitalism
Gift of Sonia to the nation

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The Kejri suffering continues unabated…

Poor (allegedly economically) Kejri.
Poor (fate-wise) Delhi wallahs.

An internal survey shows that Kejri is god and the whole world worships him.
Since this is not so, it shows that not only EVMs, but the world itself is rigged.

2011…
Kejri: Any minister without corruption charges out there?
2017…
Kapil: I am the only AAP minister without corruption charges!

Full-circle…
2011.
Kejri: All politicians are accepting crores of cash.
2017.
Kapil: I saw Kejri accept crores of cash.

Sisodia: Kejri uncle, aaj Assembly main kya khele?
Kejri: Chalo EVM-EVM khelte hai!
Sisodia: Weeee!!!! Bada maja aaya!

Kejrwal thinks that people are total fools.
Unfortunately with 67/70 seats in his kitty, he has every right to think so.

Double dhamaka!
2013: Entry of AAP will improve politics!
2017: Exit of AAP will improve politics!

Tomorrow AAP to banks…
Hand over your servers-safes for 3 hours and we’ll prove that money is not safe in banks.

Kejri: Leader of Opposition (Modi).
Kapil Mishra: Leader of Opposition (Kejri).

Lalu to Kejri: Ye kya hai nautanki? Hum to paper ballots ko bhi hack karte the ek zamaane main!
#BoothCapturing

Even if paper ballots are handed over for three hours, they can be tampered with.
#EVMNautanki #AAP

So France gets its Kejriwal.
An artificially created inexperienced party that storms the elections.
#Macron

Lalu. Akhilesh. Kejri.
Same to same.
Useless.
English media once really loved all of them.

Kejriwal was like this from Day 1.
AAP was like this from Day 1.
It’s getting difficult to hide it nowadays, that’s all.

Latest AAP reality show…
Tragedy Days With Kapil.

Yugpurush Kejri is such that even if convicted he will remain India’s most honest politician.

Old.
Live life king size.
New.
Live life Kejri size.
(Arthaat, “aam” aadmi gaya tel lene)

In 2013 Kejri said he would remove corruption.
He forgot to add that he would then transfer it all into his home.

Next New Delhi budget will have the following sections…
1. Outstation ads.
2. Anti-defamation fees.
3. DIA (Delhi Investigating agency).
4. Chai-samosas.

Time for someone to publish a book titled…
The 1001 Controversies of Arvind Kejriwal.

Propaganda Minister.
External (out of Delhi) Affairs Minister.
Spymaster. (Feedback Cell)
The Buck Stops at Sisodia.
Anything but Chief Minister of Delhi.
#Kejri

Yesterday…
Do you know, 150+ chargesheeted MPs are in the Lok Sabha!
—Sri Sri Kejri Baba.
At the current rate, tomorrow…
Do you know, there are 150+ chargesheets against the AAP!

The conundrum for April 1.
Is today #AprilFoolDiwas or #PappuDiwas or #KejriDiwas?

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The tragedy that is Lalu…

#JungleRaj returned to Bihar on November 8, 2015.
The media merely brought this to notice in a big way on May 6, 2017.
#BiharKaCMShahabuddin

Nitish rules himself out as Prime Minister.
By the time Lalu is done with him, Nitish will rule himself out as Chief Minister too.

Lalu was voted to power in 1990, 1995, 2000 & 2015.
His family may be voted many times in the future.
Gone case. Kucch nahin ho sakta.

Lalu.
Arrested in 1997.
Convicted in 2013.
Still having a jolly good time in 2017.
Still immensely respected by many.

Lalu proved to be India’s worst politician the year he took over in 1990.
Since then he grew worse every year but adored more every year by #AdarshLiberals.

Lalu ke chele chaara khaate hai.
Choohe daaru peete hai.
#AdarshLiberals mewa khaate hai.
Aam janta galat vote ke silsile main gam khaate hai roz.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The EVM controversy rages on…

The entire EVM controversy, arguments and proofs can be summed up in six words…
We lost.
EVMs can be hacked.

How do we beat Modi?
Opposition: We can’t, so let’s rake one useless issue after another, pray and hope for the best.
#EVMs

2004—Congress won when BJP was in charge.
2014—BJP won when Congress was in charge.
2015—BJP lost Delhi/Bihar.
2017—Largest party in 2/5 States.
#EVMs

EVMs first used in State elections in 1998.
Almost Bees Saal Baad suddenly saare parties jaag gaye.

Modi: Make in India.
Pappu: Make (holiday) outside India.
Modi: Go digital.
Pappu: Go paper.
#EC #EVMs

If you go by circumstantial evidence…
AAP getting 67/70 seats in Delhi is the fishiest thing that has ever happened in Indian polls.
#EVMs

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

To rule India, the chances are greater if you don’t have a spouse…

For a whopping 56/70 years, or 80% of the time, the direct or de facto ruler of India has been spouseless…

Rulers without a spouse…

Jawaharlal Nehru, widower: 1947-64.

Indira Gandhi, widow: 1966-77, 80-84.

PV Narasimha Rao, widower: 1991-96.

AB Vajpayee, bachelor: 1998-2004.

Sonia Gandhi, widow: 2004-14.

Narendra Modi, single: 2014-__.

(So Pappu has a good chance of getting elected in 2024 or 2029 if he doesn’t get married by then.)

Other high profile single politicians post-2000…

Late President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Ex Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

Water Minister Ex Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharati.

Goa Chief Minister and ex-Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is a widower.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is a widower.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is a divorcee.