My Complete Narendra Modi Columns

Modi haters must reconcile with the fact that Modi is here to stay
March 11, 2017, DailyO.in

I expect Modi to take bolder, hardline, controversial decisions in 2017
DailyO.in, December 5, 2016

Modi haters are only making it worse for India
June 22, 2016, DailyO.in

Has Swamy replaced Jaitley as Modi’s new mukhauta?
May 13, 2016, Sify.com

Modi doesn’t want India to see another Kalam for president
March 31, 2016, DailyO.in

Modi Haters Will Outrage And Fume Till 2019 No Matter What
February 2, 2016, IndiaFacts.co.in

How Modi made Pakistan irrelevant in India’s foreign policy
December 26, 2015, DailyO.in

8 reasons Modi will do absolutely nothing about Ram Mandir
November 30, 2015, DailyO.in

And you Thought Modi Was Doing Nothing?
November 30, 2015, IndiaFacts.co.in

5 reasons why Modi doesn’t give regular interviews or press conferences
November 26, 2015, MyVoice.OpIndia.com

Acchhe Din Are Already Here
November 26, 2015, IndiaFacts.co.in

25 controversies of Narendra Modi
November 16, 2015, Sify.com

Narendra Modi: The Man Who Bounces Back
November 9, 2015, IndiaFacts.co.in

8 #BlowToModi moments in 2015
November 9, 2015, Sify.com

Something Went Wrong with You? Just blame Modi
November 3, 2015, IndiaFacts.co.in

Don’t blame Modi for Godhra if you are ready to spare Gandhis
October 28, 2015, DailyO.in

Right to malign Modi a fundamental MSM right
April 13, 2015, Sify.com

Rise of the outsiders in Indian politics
January 21, 2015, Sify.com

My Narendra Modi Columns till 2014

Yet more #Demonetization musings…

America: Credit is king.
India yesterday: Cash is king.
India today: Cashless is king.

Modi—Cashless.
Kejri—Useless.
Pappu—Brainless.
Mamata—Witless.
Sonia—Powerless.
Opposition—Purposeless.
Ole black money—Worthless.

Sonia agitating in the streets and giving interviews.
Pappu standing in ATM lines.
Both already appeared in court like commoners.
#AccheDin

By the time the Opposition finishes with its nautanki and the courts finish analyzing it, #Demonetization would have been fully implemented.

For most Opposition parties, Demonetization is nothing but Demoralization.

Take news channels seriously and it’ll appear that in the last 10 days, 100 crores have been standing in line for 10 hours a day.

During recession…
“No vacancy” at offices.
During #Demonetization…
“No cash” at ATMs.

Khokas and Petis.
Post #Demonetization
Petis become khokla.
Khokas become petty.

Dear Mamata,
Widespread 2002 “pakki khabar” headline…
Vajpayee will remove Modi from politics.
Uske baad na jaane kitne aaye aur gaye hai!

When you try to dress up black money as white…
Kaale kaale mukhde pe gora gora chasma.

Sad to see Opposition leaders press the self-destruct button one by one.
They are bent on making Modi a dictator post-2019.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

How the #2014Modi fight resembled the #2016Trump one…

Outsider Modi fought the BJP-RSS leadership, Congress and its ecosystem, the establishment, mainstream media, intellectuals, liberals, foreign media, NGOs.

Outsider Trump fought the Republican leadership, the Democratic Party and its ecosystem, the establishment, mainstream media, intellectuals, liberals, foreign media, NGOs.

Their opponents…

Sonia had the full support of the ecosystem, the establishment, mainstream media, intellectuals, liberals, foreign media, NGOs and her many scams, scandals and weaknesses were totally hidden by them.

Hillary has the full support of the ecosystem, the establishment, mainstream media, intellectuals, liberals, foreign media, NGOs and her many scams, scandals and weaknesses were totally hidden by them.

© Sunil Rajguru

How Modi almost lost the 2019 general elections, but pulled back just in time!

When Narendra Modi became Prime Minister in 2014, the first task he said to himself is, “I have to finish all my enemies for good.” So he promptly threw the national damaad Robert Vadra in jail and even opened up files regarding Priyanka Vadra’s multiple DINs and allocation of a Lutyens bungalow for her.

Modi then went full steam ahead in the National Herald case and also the AgustaWestland scam. That was enough to throw Congress President Sonia Gandhi into jail with a non-bailable warrant.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was investigated thoroughly in both 2G and Coalgate. P Chidambaram many allegations were also looked into. Both were summarily arrested.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi decided he couldn’t take the heat anymore and so he abdicated and took a permanent vacation to Spain. Old fogies like Digvijay Singh and Mani Shankar Aiyar realized their game was up and sank into comfortable retirement.

Next in line was the mainstream media. All major media houses were investigated for financial irregularities, Income Tax evasion, foreign exchange violations, links with Pakistani sources and anything else you could think of.

As a result dozens of media moguls and senior editors were thrown in jail with extremely dim prospects. Activists and NGOs all across India found themselves totally starved of all support and faded into oblivion. The powerful Lutyens Club of the nation’s capital was finally busted and the so-called liberals and intellectuals finally decided to keep their mouths shut for good.

Modi surveyed his domain and realized that he was the sole dictator and there was absolutely no Opposition. And he was pleased. Fascist dictator they said! Fascist dictator they got!

However after that things did not go exactly as planned.

The Congress party elected Jyotiraditya Scindia as their President and Sachin Pilot as their Vice President. The remaining old fogies couldn’t take it anymore and all the deadwood was finally jettisoned from the Grand Old Party.

This duo rejuvenated the party big time and all the State units were in turn galvanized. All the party’s young talent came to the fore and as a result they started attracting youngsters all over the country.

All the anti-Modi forces realized that in the post-Pappu era, the Congress finally had a chance of winning and flocked to the revamped party. In a few years nobody recognized it anymore as it became a brand new party simply brimming with new ideas and new talent.

The mainstream media meanwhile was also purged and the new breed of editors decided to do some honest and serious journalism for a change. So instead of indulging in blind meaningless Modi-bashing 24X7 as their predecessors had done, they started doing prim and proper investigative stories.

That ended in exposing a lot of so called stalwarts of the saffron party and Team Modi suddenly looked very vulnerable. They also punched many valid holes in many of his schemes and plans.

Twitter India which had got totally bored of Modi’s unchallenged domain and was discussing Bollywood, food fashion and cricket returned to politics with a bang. They jumped into the bandwagon and started taking all these issues with great gusto. Suddenly Modi’s 22 million odd followers seemed like a liability.

So in the end the New Congress, the New Mainstream Media and even a good part of the social media got together and launched a blistering attack on Modi’s Prime Ministership with cold facts and great ideas for a change.

As a result Modi got a heavy drubbing in the 2019 general elections and found his political career as good as dead…

Then Modi got up in a cold sweat fresh from this nightmare and vowed not to take any concrete action against Congress leaders and his enemies in the mainstream media and make sure they were all alive and kicking in the 2019 elections.

In fact they were his best bet of securing a second term!

Thanks to their intensely vitriolic 14-year attack he had won the 2002, 2007 and 2014 elections in style. He probably needed them more than he needed them!

In fact during the Delhi Assembly elections, Team Modi members had engaged too much with the media and were seen on all the channels all the time. That led to Modi’s first ever electoral drubbing in his entire life.

For Bihar the most reliable pollster Chanakya was giving the NDA close to two-thirds on the upper side making them rank favourites. The final blow came when NDTV declared them victors in their exit polls! Imagine Modi and NDTV on the same side! Sacrilege! No wonder they got plastered in Bihar too and a convict like Lalu romped home!

Modi wasn’t really used to being the favourite and thrived as an underdog. He had to get back to ignoring the media and being hated and attacked by the media. He took steps accordingly. He just had to make sure that Subramanian Swamy wouldn’t throw Sonia and Pappu in jail before 2019 and he was appeased with a Rajya Sabha seat.

And Modi and media lived happily ever after!

The Modi Haters will never give up…

Modi’s knowledge of economics can be written on the back of a postage stamp.
—P Chidambaram.
Chidu’s bosses’ (Pappu and Sonia) knowledge of everything can be written on the back of a postage stamp.

Modi Hater on the glass half-full half-empty analogy…
The glass is tainted, it is half empty and the other half is contaminated water.

Abusing Modi in the comfort of their lavish Lutyens’ homes, they even have a problem with Modi being politely addressed as “Mr Prime Minister” in an interview.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

In how many steps can you reach Modi?

Udta Punjab shows how bad the situation of Punjab is.
Punjab is ruled by the Badals.
Badals are aligned with the BJP.
BJP = Modi!

Udta Punjab was almost banned by censor board.
Censor board chief is Pahalaj Nihalini.
Nihalini was appointed by I&B Ministry.
I&B Minister reports to Modi.

Or simply…

Dadri is a sign of worsening law and order in the country.
This country is ruled by Modi.

There is intolerance in the country.
This country is ruled by Modi.

The economy of this country is going nowhere.
This country is ruled by Modi.

© Sunil Rajguru

Modi bashing musings…

Only sitting PM to give interview to private channel.
World’s No. 2 Twitter politician.
Innovative monthly Mann ki Baat.
1000+ speeches already.
Verdict: He doesn’t communicate!

Congress: You are biased! You interviewed Modi!
Arnab: OK, let me interview Pappu once again!
Congress: Arre, aap to serious ho gaye!

So basically if India wins, it’s so what?
But if India loses, it’s Modi’s humiliation.
‪#‎NSG‬

Amazing how many Indians are cheering India’s loss.
I guess for them Modi is India. India is Modi.
Indira worshippers can’t think any different.
‪#‎NSG‬

Modi cleaning up the mess.
Hater—Kyun kar rahe ho ye sab? Nehru ka kachra bhi sundar hai!
‪#‎NSG‬

Today is “International Yoga Day”.
Every day is “National I Won’t Support Whatever Modi Supports Day”.

When anything goes wrong.
Pre-2014…
Bhagwaan jaane kya ho raha hai. Uski marzi.
Post-2014…
Modi jaane kya ho raha hai. Uski galti.

First they attacked Modi directly, then his right hand Shah.
Then they fired from shoulders of Kejri, Lalu and even Kanhaiya.
Now even Arnab bashing will do!

Is Kejri a politician or an anti-Modi propagandist?

‪#‎NSG‬ was formed as a reaction to Pokhran-I.
So when we finally enter it, I guess Congress will give Indira credit.

Right hands.
Nehru’s held no post (Indira).
Vajpayee’s was his Principal Secretary.
Sonia’s is the non-entity Ahmed Patel.
Modi’s is the BJP President.

‪#‎NSG‬ = Nehru Se Gaya.
NSG phir gaya = Nehru ke vanshaj naach rahe hai.
Permanent security council seat bhi Nehru se gaya.
Woh nahin mila to dugna naachenge.

It has reached such a dire situation that if India has a war with an enemy country, “they” would support the enemy just to spite Modi.
‪#‎NSG‬

Arguments being readied…
1. He couldn’t even get NSG.
2. We don’t need no NSG.
3. NSG got because of efforts of past governments.

2019 slogan.
Pappu. Pappini. Vadra. Kejri. Kanhaiya. Lalu. Nitish. Mamata.
Anyone for PM but Modi.

This is called offline trolling.
First let Rajan go.
Then immediately announce major reforms.
Sensex khush hua.Indian Politics 101

Pre-2014…
Dancer is censor chief.
Multiple film cuts and bans are nobody’s fault.
Post-2014…
Every cut and ban is Modi’s fault.

Hardline supporters of zero-qualified UPA debacle mastermind shall be called intellectuals.
Mild supporters of self-made Modi shall be called trolls.

2009.
Pappu will get 272 next time. Wah wah!
2014.
Modi gets 282 but…
31% mandate! Hate politics.
2016.
Still secretly praying for Pappu.
Still fighting Modi.

Hound an elected CM for 12 years, then refuse to accept people’s verdict making him PM = True democracy.
Merely don’t review RBI Governor term = Democracy under threat.

Chetan Chauhan’s appointment was decided by Gangwar, not Modi.
But Rajan’s exit was decided by Modi, not Swamy.
Outrage accordingly.

Sonia-MMS hired all jokers.
No problem with 0%.
Modi hired good Foreign, Railways, Power, Infrastructure Ministers…
But they want 100%.

Sonia is most unqualified Congress President in its history.
Pappu will break that record.
But outrage 24X7 over every appointment under Modi.

It appears that Pappu took a vow in 2009 to destroy the Congress in 10 years.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

And the Modi Hate Industry continues…

Under a Sonia regime they are too petrified to talk.
Under a Modi regime they scream boldly from the rooftops that they are petrified.

Rule.
Crime happens.
MLA. MP. CM. PM.
If anyone is from BJP, blame BJP.
After Modi won 2014, blame secured till 2019.

There are six degrees of separation between a Modi Hater and him blaming Modi for every little thing that happens in India.

People behave as if Modi had 1000 implementations ready just after he took oath of office.
Only Shastri and Rao achieved this much in 2 years.
200 million voted for NDA in 2014, a world record.
Yet they keep talking of “Paid BJP trolls”.
Every party and company has paid Tweeters.
‪#‎Fact‬

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

The spectacular international Rajyog of Narendra Modi

There is a concept in India called Rajyog, a period in which a king will reign and flourish, while all his enemies will perish. Those who ally with him will prosper and those oppose him will bite the dust.

Narendra Modi saw a spectacular rise from 2012–14 during which he won almost every State Assembly election he campaigned for and he made Prime Minister of India by reducing a party which had ruled much of India to a record low and abysmal 44/543 seats (8%) in Parliament while he led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to 282 seats in the May 2014 general elections.

All his regional rivals perished one by one but when he looked at the international stage, the same thing started happening there too. Probably his biggest regional rival when he took over was Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

India first backed the dreaded LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) and then fought them with disastrous results, losing a war and then former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Rajapaksa beat the LTTE and then warmed up to China, much to the chagrin of India who looked on helplessly. When Modi took over, Rajapaksa was at his peak and looked good to win in 2015 and rule till 2020.

And then in January 2015, out of the blue, Rajapaksa lost. Absolutely nobody saw that coming. Rajapaksa tried to be Prime Minister the same year, but lost that too. The new Sri Lanka leadership is much more amenable to working with Modi and is not openly baiting Modi the way Rajapaksa was.

India was a rare non-Muslim country which opposed the creation of Israel in the United Nations and did nothing to mend ties with that country till 1991. Till 2014 the ties between the two countries got better and better but they didn’t create much fuss.

Then it all came out of the closet after Modi took over and he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a mutual admiration society and started praising each other and promising everyone their ties would be taken to the next level.

A few months after Rajapaksa was defeated, Netanyahu went to the polls and the consensus was that he would be defeated. In a surprise verdict he wasn’t. Against all odds, he emerged triumphant and now he and Modi are seriously cementing ties between India and Israel.

A few months after Netanyahu’s victory, there were elections in the United Kingdom. David Miliband is a good friend of Modi’s rival and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

When David visited Rahul, the two spent the night in a Dalit’s hut in an Uttar Pradesh village. Rahul also posted photos of the two on social media when they met in Aspen.

Prime Minister David Cameron on the other hand seemed more aligned with Modi. #AbKiBaarModiSarkaar (This time a Modi government) was a catchy slogan of the 2014 polls.

When Cameron met an Indian journalist, he said #AbKiBaarCameronSarkaar! In the UK elections Cameron was either supposed to lose or a hung Parliament was to favour Labour led by David’s brother Ed Miliband.

In a shocker, Cameron thrashed Miliband 330–232 as the former did well even in Labour bastions and the latter was forced to retire. Another friend of Modi had won a surprising victory. Another Modi catchy slogan was #AccheDin (Good days).

When Cameron stood with Modi in Wembley Stadium, he declared, “Acche din zaroor aayenge” (Good days will definitely come)

Now let’s come to the US Presidential elections. Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton could be classified as a Modi hater. As Secretary of State, she ensured that US President Barack Obama was lukewarm to India.

Hillary has been a known Modi baiter and if she became US President, their ties would be quite rocky. While Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has made a few digs about outsourcing, he has by and large been appreciative of the India story under Modi.

Modi and Trump have many things in common. Both are from the Right, have been attacked by the media, liberals and intellectuals. Both have a keen business sense and are straight talkers.

There is no doubt that Modi would rather do business with Trump rather than Hillary. And guess what? Before the campaign began in 2015, most analysts said that Trump would not even make it to the Top 5 in the Republican race and Hillary would clinch her nomination in no time.

Well Trump officially secured his nomination before Hillary and the former is looking at sordid FBI probes.

Most world leaders have already warmed up to Modi. Obama is a fan and actually installed a hotline with India. At a meet he ran up to Modi, got hold of his hands and declared, “You’re the man!”

The two got together and revived the almost dead Indo-US nuclear deal. Modi surprised everyone by inviting Obama to be chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade. Obama surprised everyone by accepting the decision almost immediately.

While Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have had good ties for decades, no Pakistani head of State got the highest civilian honour, but it was bestowed on Modi. With that he joined an elite group of international leaders who had won that award.

Modi then got Afghanistan’s top civilian honour too. And to think he was dismissed as anti-Muslim once upon a time! When Russian President Vladimir Putin was facing problems with Turkey, he asked Modi whether he could pick up Turkey’s business in case of a crisis.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe follows about a dozen people on Twitter. The third person he followed was Modi. It is difficult to believe that Modi was an unknown quantity on the world stage till 2014.

In a Rajyog your friends do well and your rivals don’t. In the 2014 elections the previous Congress low was 114 seats in 1999 but with 44 in 2014 they couldn’t even officially claim the Leader of the Opposition status in the Lok Sabha.

The next largest party was the ADMK and its leader Jayalalithaa is facing a disproportionate assets case in the Supreme Court. After that comes the TMC and its leader Mamata Baneerjee too is under a cloud in the Saradha scam case.

Modi is supreme in India and has no rival. On the world stage he stands tall too.

It is only the Indian mainstream media which is trying to create a fake narrative that he is on shaky ground and faces tests every day and they are coming out with fake campaigns like the one related to intolerance.

Meanwhile, the spectacular Rajyog of Modi marches on!

How Modi haters have declared him a God…

Once a crime happened and the police slept because the MLA was from the BJP and hence they knew Modi would be blamed.

Then another crime happened in another place and the non-BJP MLA told the police chief: Don’t worry! The MP of this area is from the BJP. Modi will be blamed.

Yet another crime happened in yet another place and the non-BJP MLA and non-BJP MP told the police chief: Don’t worry! The CM of this State is from the BJP. Modi will be blamed.

When a crime took place where there was a non-BJP MLA, non-BJP MP and non-BJP CM, the police chief was told: Don’t worry! The PM of this country is Modi. He will be blamed.

If elections are due, then Modi supporters are creating mischief and polarizing the entire State (as if it is some sort of magnet).

If elections are over, then Modi supporters are still creating mischief because they are either poor winners or sore losers.

Basically they have declared Modi a god.

Because he is omnipotent and responsible for each and every small thing that happens in this country!

Even those who oppose him in this cosmic battle are divine.

Lalu and Nitish are not responsible for Bihar’s Jungle Raj.

Akhilesh is not responsible for Uttar Pradesh’s Goonda Raj.

Mamata is not responsible for West Bengal’s Violence Raj.

Three lawless States. Three Saints. Because they oppose Modi.

New Delhi is deteriorating rapidly after 15 years of stable rule by Sheila Dixit.

But Kejri is a snow-white angel because he is seen as Modi’s biggest opponent.

© Sunil Rajguru

Modi Modi Modi musings…

The issue is not when ‪#‎AccheDin‬ came.
The real issue is that ‪#‎BureDin‬ came for them on May 16, 2014.

No matter how much law and order breaks down in Bihar, UP and WB, they will find a wayto blame Modi.
‪#‎Mathura‬

There was no alternative to Nehru and he ruled till death for 17 years.
If the Opposition doesn’t get its act together, forget 2019, Modi will win 2024 too.

#‎Dadri‬
The crux of the issue is the total break down of law and order under Akhilesh 2012 onwards being blamed on Modi 2014 onwards.
In the long run, Bihar ‪#‎JungleRaj‬ will also be Modi’s fault.

Phase I.
Congress. Second Front.
Phase II.
Congress. BJP. Third Front.
Phase III.
BJP. Second Front.

2010s—The candidate with the most Twitter following usually wins.
‪#‎Obama‬ ‪#‎Modi‬ ‪#‎Cameron‬ ‪#‎Erdogan‬
As of now Trump leads Hillary by 2 million.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Modi to Trump—Spectacular rise of the global Right

Can you feel the global Right resurgence? Actually you probably can’t because the global intellectual and media space still leans firmly Left and it is being severely downplayed. However the 2010s have already proved to be momentous for the Right and we could be witnessing the beginning of a brand new era.

Communism was unleashed on the world in 1848 by Karl Marx and since then it was seen as the utopia to end all ills. When the largest country (Russia) and the most populous (China) switched to Marx’s manifesto, many predicted a Communist globe.

That’s a pipe dream now. However despite the utter collapse of Communism in 1991, the ruling powerful global Left lobby marched on well into the 2000s. In the 2010s, the Left’s hold on the world is fast collapsing like a pack of cards.

You could say that the first domino was our very own Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a pseudo-Communist then his current successor Congress President Sonia Gandhi could be called a pseudo-Communist on steroids.

Schemes like NREGA and bills like the one on food security were supposed to get her a third term or at least give Modi a fractured mandate to exploit. However the Right thrashed the Left a whopping 282-44 in the May 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Absolutely nobody saw that coming.

Modi first occupied the Far Right space and then moved Centre-Right. If he wins against in 2019, then he may move back to Far Right. Who knows? So far the BJP has won most of the Assembly elections after 2014 and the Leftist Congress party is fast shrinking.

Many consider Benjamin Netanyahu the most Right-leaning Israeli Prime Minister ever and he was supposed to lose in the March 2015 polls. In a shocker he actually won and is gaining strength to this present day.

England has been one of the biggest opponents of Communist Russia in the past as their MI5 successes have shown. However their intellectuals and media have absolutely no problem leaning Left.

We saw a Battle Royale between the honourable Right David Cameron and Left Ed Miliband. All the analysis saw Cameron either being slightly ahead or a hung House with everyone flocking towards Miliband to form a government.

In another shocker Cameron won 330-232 in the House of Commons. Even Labour bastions were breached. That sent shockwaves in the English intellectual space and has pushed Miliband into oblivion. Labour has picked up the far Left Jeremy Corbyn who will struggle to get the common voter aboard with his extremist views. In fact Corbyn couldn’t nail Cameron on the Panama Papers scam and people have forgotten it now.

Now it is the turn of America. If you listen regularly to billionaire Donald Trump, then you’ll think “Far Right”. That’s why nobody gave him a chance and he was seen as a maverick who would go nowhere in the US presidential race.

Trump kept doing well and America’s ruling Left-leaning commentators kept dismissing him. When Trump made the infamous statement about keeping Muslims out of American the Left establishment started jumping in delight and attacked him virulently in a hope of landing the knockout punch.

It is a testimony of the declining influence of the Left that Trump’s popularity ratings, far from being severely dented, actually went up. Then one major media house actually did a bizarre story that Trump’s backers weren’t real voters.

Now he has clinched the Republican ticket and it is his rival Hillary Clinton (of the Leftist Democratic Party) who is looking quite jaded. It remains to be seen whether Trump can produce a shocker like Modi, Netanyahu and Cameron in the final polls.

Then there’s Europe. All the Right-wing parties have been simmering for decades and they have finally stumbled upon a tinder—Migrants. As instances of crime and terrorist attacks increase, the Right gets stronger.

Peculiarly, the global Left hates the Christian Right, Jewish Right and Hindu Right. But they seem to have entered into an unofficial alliance with the Muslim Right.

That’s why you’ll find the global Left attacking the likes of Trump, Netanyahu and Modi regularly, but going soft on Muslim fundamentalists. However the situation in Europe is changing and the Left is being marginalized.

In Germany Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) is becoming more powerful and the government is bringing in legislation to deport immigrants easily, something which the Left is against.

The Right-wing National Front of France made impressive gains in the municipal elections elections held some time back. Ran a Reuters headline…

Far-right National Front stuns French elite with EU ‘earthquake’.

Denmark made an asset seizure law that enables the government to seize cash and valuables of migrants to fund government schemes for them. The Leftist intellectuals are up in arms, but they are finding their influence greatly reduced.

The Right-wing Law and Justice party in Poland has captured power and in almost every European country the Right is rising steadily.

The latest news comes from the Austrian elections. We almost had the first Far Right head of State in Europe. Norbert Hofer of the Far Right Freedom Party won the first round of Presidential elections and lost by a whisker in the final round. But too many people voted for Hofer to brush it under the carpet. The Right will only get stronger.

So what are the reasons for this? For one the Left should have collapsed in 1991. But it’s not that easy. The Left occupied powerful positions in government and academia and instead of seeing the writing on the wall, they fought tooth and nail for the Leftist establishment to survive.

However those who grew up in the 1990s onwards and entered various institutions saw no appeal in Communism and the Left. They are slowly occupying positions of power now. Secondly, is the rise of the social media.

While the Left could still maintain a stranglehold over traditional media—That is not the case with social media where every idea and every ideology has equal chance to succeed. In fact social media hates any form of control and the Left’s efforts to control it have backfired spectacularly.

Finally, it is the world leaders themselves. Modi is dismantling the Leftist establishment in India and getting virulently attacked for it. Cameron was targeted by the Left and will feel no love for them. The Left have virtually given up in Israel on Netanyahu.

But the rise of the European Right will be key in the years to come.

We are entering a new era and it will be quite interesting to see how things pan out.

(This is an updated version of something that came in January 2016)

Also read…

Why Trump Haters Could Well End Up Making Him President

8 things you should know about India’s Left

Yes, it’s Left wing extremism!

AAP and the Communist Revolution of 2014!