While the nation celebrates landslide victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) some are still wondering why the Congress and other opposition parties were routed. There worked tirelessly a well-oiled machinery of “minority intelligentsia” who were instrumental in setting agenda for the opposition all through the last five years and they firmly believed that the Congress was set to storm to power. They believed so because even Atal Bihari Vajpayee could not secure a second term despite his deliverance through the Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Golden Quadrilateral among several other promising schemes to his credit. The threat to minorities and secularism was used to the hilt to reap electoral benefits by this very same “intelligentsia” in the 2004 General Elections and to pave way for Congress-led UPA-I and UPA-II governments.
The rise of Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister was certainly not palatable for these self styled protectors of secularism and the Indian constitution. According to them, it was their birth right to see the events and showcase it before the masses through their own ideological spectrum. India is a vast country with so much diversities, the nation surely will have difference of opinion on many issues, the local skirmishes were often blown out of proportion and was used to instill fear among the minorities that their existence was in danger. The persistent efforts made in this regard were nothing but a shameless, unpardonable attempt to break the nation. It was shocking, when a premier educational institution—JNU, and its student bodies organized an event against the hanging of Afzal Guru who was the terrorist mastermind in Parliament attack case. No nation can tolerate such an act on any count, absolutely indefensible act of treason, but the shameless act took place inside the premier university. The act of treason was supported by this “intelligentsia” in the guise of freedom of speech and expression. The universities were made a platform to spread lies and unrest in the country and an immature opposition supported these movement intending an electoral gain ignoring that many of these voices were aired by known anti-national subversive groups.
Anti-national plots were hatched and open calls were issued to rise up against a duly elected government, a false propaganda of “intolerance” was coined, many from the silver screen were used in this ploy to make timely comments to push these canards. The fifth columnists were striving their level best to create discord among various communities, they brought in isolated incidents in distant villages to the national headlines, to instill fear among the minorities, to spread hatred among the castes, to create deep fissures in the nation. In order to portray their acts as genuine reflection of simmering anger of the entire nation, they roped in their trusted ideological fellow travelers, to return awards given at various point of time. They were promised more distinctions, their acts were assured to contribute to a regime change in the long run, as their acts of returning awards and creating an atmosphere of distress everywhere would eventually result in return of the Opposition to power.
The Supreme Court of India and the Election Commission of India were also not spared, malicious campaigns were spread to demean these Institutions, to weaken them and to show to the world that nothing remains here in the largest democracy, every institution has been compromised under Modi regime.
Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister Paul Joseph Goebbel’s theory of “repeating a lie often enough and it will become the truth” was used again and again to portray the Prime Minister Modi and his government in a bad light. The political narrative fell to the lowest ebb when Prime Minister Modi was time and again called a “thief”, no country in the world would have seen such a political campaign, the propagator of this narrative had to escape from his beloved bastion before the fire engulfed it and narrowly save himself taking a timely refuge in new green pasture down south.
Now, the same intellectual brand is busy in coining new theories, its being told that the electorate is still not mature, that the EVM’s are they foolproof, the voters are not educated enough. To this the common man answers, “you made every attempt to demean my nation and its Institutions, it was our duty to stand by Prime Minister Modi and his political party, we discharged our noble duty from our inner hearts, thus this landslide victory. Those demeaning us don’t forget your father, grand mother and great grand father were also elected by us, you never questioned our political wisdom or political maturity then, mend your ways it’s high time now.”