Although Indian parliament has almost one year to complete its term before general elections are being declared but the speculations, gossips and assessment are there to hint something else. Beyond all these buzz one interesting question remains unanswered why chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi is every time in discussion either from his admirers or from his baiters? Narendra Modi is the second Non Congress leader apart from former BJP Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpaee who has been in discussion so often even before he has been officially announced as the prime Ministerial candidate from the largest opposition party BJP.
Narendra Modi already has polarized the polity of country not in that sense which his opponents want but as pivotal figure of Non Congress alternate in country.
But it is still a subject of research why Narendra Modi has been the favorite whipping boy of the left not in India only but in other parts of the world also.
If we want to get the substantial answer of this question we need to look into the history of Indian polity in brief.
Once India got the independence the first prime Minister of country Jawahar Lal Nehru who had the hold and popularity in the country was very much near to leftist ideology in his social, economic and foreign policy related issues and during his regime the academia and other institutions who were key to opinion forming were influenced by left leaning ideology and after his demise Lal Bahadur Shastri did not get the enough period to shape his ideology or influence the institutions according to his ideology and when in later 1960’s when the daughter of Pt Nehru Smt Indira Gandhi took over t and she was confronted with senior congress leaders on the issue of control on the organization and future of Nehruvian Congress was at stake she has to rely on other forces outside the Congress.
In the period of 1967 on the one hand the authority of Indira Gandhi was in question even within Congress party on the other the opposition Jansangh along with Swatantra Party has been able to almost get the majority in Rajsathan assembly the state of former kings and princes . Swatantra Party had substantial representation of former kings and princes in its fold and it worried Indira Gandhi more rather than her opposition within Congress as former Kings and princes still had lot of wealth , capital and land with them and this alliance could have proved to be a deadly combination for the near future to transform the Indian polity and it prompted Indira Gandhi to take the route of socialism and nationalization of Banks, amendments in the constitution to cut down the privilege and property of former kings or Maharajas.
Once Indira Gandhi faced the revolt of senior Congress people on her decisions she looked to left and communists for support and this coalition lasted for few years and in return communists and leftists enjoyed the uninterrupted stature in academia and major institutions key to opinion making.
In this long journey leftist in India have been able to build a generation of left ideology among every important institution who were influencing the mind of the people of the country according to their world vision and this leftist caucus of elites shaped the economic, social and foreign policies according to their world view. In this process few political phrases were used to misguide the people and some of them are the resolve to “eradicate the poverty”, “secularism” and due to these political slogans people have been cursed to live in eternal poverty and in the name of “secularism” political parties in general and Congress and left along with socialists in particular exploited the fear quotient of Muslims from Hindus to keep them intact as their vote bank.
If Jawahar Lal Nehru adopted the leftist and socialist model due to his atheist nature and utopian romanticism, her daughter adopted the socialist model due to her political compulsion but both of these decisions proved disastrous as they developed a chain of corrupt system between bureaucracy and cadres of political parties where so called welfare schemes of government become the funding agency for bureaucracy and cadres of political parties.
Because of the socialism and socialist model of development entrepreneurship and competition did not nurture and youths of the nation always aspire to become the clerks. For several decades country faced the stagnation and due to leftist and socialist outlook several decisions become hostage to ideological dogma as the decision to start diplomatic relations with Israel was taken after almost four decades of its formation and this delay was less to do with the sentiments of Indian Muslims but more to the influence of left elites in decision making in Indian government who always manipulated things and distort it to create panic in ruling class to serve their world view.
The real reason behind the opposition of the chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi is his model of governance which has provided an alternate to Nehruvian socialist Model of governance and it has made restless to leftist and socialists in India who are scared to lose their monopoly in ruling elite.
The model of Governance of Narendra Modi provides the answer of two basic problems of the country “How to eradicate the poverty and generate more employment” and “How to maintain communal harmony without any appeasement and discrimination” | The whole politics of Congress, left and socialists have been based on to create fear psychosis among people and present themselves before them as the only alternate. Narendra Modi has given a new dimension to the whole definition of governance in country with more participation of people and insures the accountability of the government as the true agent to serve the people rather than a funding agency for bureaucracy and cadres of political parties.
The left elites in India in polity, Media and in other important institutions knows very well that governance or economic development does not come from the vacuum and it all are integrated with ideology and world view and it had made them restless.
Just like other places in India also left have been able to rule the country for a long time even without having popular support among the masses only with help of manipulation and propaganda. They always influenced the ruling class and tried to influence them and their decisions according to their world views and ideological conviction.
In present scenario in India the alternate cabinet of national advisory council headed by UPA Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi is totally occupied by left leaning people who are filled with conspiracy theories and ideological dogma of left in every important issue from development to secularism.
It has been the history of left that when they have been able to achieve the popular support and win more numbers in parliament they choose to become pivotal to Non Congress formation and bring socialists and other regional forces to their side but when they are thin in numbers and loose popular support among masses they choose to ally with Congress to insure their monopoly in ruling elite. It has been the gimmick of left in India since independence and now they have encircled the people who are responsible for making policies for the congress party. This myopic, old ideological dogma of left is making the congress and others most regressive political force as their government is pushing for the non left and non socialist method of governance but their political bosses pull their legs to drag them back.
The country has changed in last few decades and traditional elites are being silently over throne but left elites who enjoyed the power for a long time have been unable to recognize this silent coup. This is the real reason why chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi gains more popularity among the people even after he is being targeted for more than one decade because he has become the symbol of new emerging people who are ready to replace the left elites and create their impact ranging from polity, society to media. In last few years the evolution of social media and its impact on the people reflects this new emerging phenomenon.
The next general elections in India will not only be a transfer of power but it will pave the way for radical changes in India from economic policies to foreign policy issues and India will gradually assert to fulfill its civilizational obligations.