Shah Bano to Isharat Jahan we have returned to 80’s

In the decade of 80’s I was merely a child but watching the developments going around me with great curiosity.  I can remember those developments in chronological order which happened after 1984. I was too young at the time of general elections for 1984 were in discussions and the failed experience of Janta Party was a great cause of worry among the opposition groups. Leaders like chandrashekhar ,  Chaudhary Charan Singh and Atal Bihari vajpee were preparing to make Congress out of power but the unfortunate incident of assassination of Smt Indira Gandhi happened and the whole political scenario changed in few days. Continue reading “Shah Bano to Isharat Jahan we have returned to 80’s”

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मोदी से कौन डरता है?

भारत में आम चुनाव होने में वैसे तो अभी एक वर्ष का समय शेष है परंतु जिस प्रकार की चर्चायें और बहस राजनीतिक विश्लेषकों और राजनीतिक दलों के मध्य चल रही है उससे तो अलग ही संकेत मिलते दिखायी दे रहे हैं। इन सबके मध्य यह अवश्य विचारणीय विषय है और शोध का भी विषय है कि गुजरात के मुख्यमंत्री देश और देश से बाहर सर्वाधिक चर्चा के केंद्र में क्यों है? गुजरात के मुख्यमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने देश की राजनीति को ध्रुवीकृत कर दिया है  हालाँकि उस संदर्भ में नहीं जैसा कि उनके विरोधी चाहते हैं परंतु इतना अवश्य है कि आज की स्थिति में या तो आप मोदी के समर्थक हैं या उनके विरोधी । इसमें तटस्थ जैसी कोई बात नहीं रह गयी है। इसलिये इस पर चर्चा करना स्वाभाविक है कि नरेंद्र मोदी  विश्व भर के वामपंथियों और समाजवादियों को  क्यों फूटी आँखों नहीं सुहाते? Continue reading “मोदी से कौन डरता है?”

Who are afraid of Narendra Modi?

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. Continue reading “Who are afraid of Narendra Modi?”