Modi looks ahead, Rahul looks back...

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    Modi looks ahead, Rahul looks back...
    ...that's the difference



    When Narendra Modi was speaking at a Delhi college on Wednesday, I found after a long, long time that an Indian leader was talking of substance and with a vision. This is something not seen often nowadays. Whenever we see political leaders speak up, we hear them either talking trash or only attacking others to earn a brownie point. Modi, during his speech at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), reasserted the fact that politics does not end with petty calculations for votes or engage with the opposition in a game of one-upmanship. Politics also includes the language of administration and the culmination of a good administration/governance is the welfare of the people.


    The best thing that Modi did while setting his foot in the national stage is that he chose the youth as his audience for youth is the best medium to connect to the future. Not many parties in the country do it. Take for instance, the Congress, which mostly engages with sycophants or the Left parties, which only speak to minds that hardly work in today's world.



    "India's biggest challenge is how it uses its opportunity," these words laid the foundation of Modi's impressive speech. The flow with which he continued to speak made those protesting outside the venue against the man's arrival look completely foolish. To those who orchestrated those meaningless protests, may be an apprehensive national opposition of the Gujarat CM, please understand one thing: Today's India is not going to tolerate non-sense in the name of politics. The days of opaqueness are over.


    No point in mentioning the past


    Those who fail to give wings to a young nation's aspirations, will be invariably booted out. There is no point in cribbing about Modi's past. His detractors too have a past. But while Modi has looked in front, his adversaries are yet to go beyond the emotions.


    When Rahul Gandhi spoke at a teary-eyed session in Jaipur where he was elevated as the vice-president, many people said he arrived with a bang. If that was a bang, then how do we describe Wednesday's Modi?


    Modi speaks in the common man's language

    Narendra Modi spoke in the language of the common man, who is fed up with pressing problems and looks towards a fresh hope in everyday life. Rahul Gandhi also made an appeal to connect to the youth but his words looked more of a strategist than an administrator. Modi went all the way to Delhi with his bag of experience and three consecutive electoral victories under his belt, something which the Congress vice-president seriously lacks. Modi's comprehensive speech made him look more suitable as the country's future PM. There is no doubt in it.


    Sports an indicator of national pride

    Take for instance, his words on sports. He expressed a sense of national pride when he said South Korea made a big international mark after hosting the 1988 Olympics but when we organized the Commonwealth Games in 2010, nobody knew why was it being done. The sarcasm was enjoyed by the audience but at the same time, it put across a significant message. And it is the message of leadership. A close parallel could be drawn with Rajiv Gandhi's effort to make the 1982 Delhi Asiad a success. That sports can speak about a nation's pride is not often uttered in India. Modi touched the right chord.



    A proud leader, that's what we need

    When he said that Gujarati milk or vegetables are available worldwide, there was a sense of pride in the leader's voice. It was fantastic. We need leaders who make us believe in ourselves. We haven't seen many of such leaders. Slowness in adapting to new technology is holding India back, Modi said. This statement by a tech-savvy leader clearly throws the ‘outdated and opaque' Congress out of the window. No opportunity is lost and today's hapless Congress will learn it the hard way when Modi hijacks the legacy of leaders like Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao, who contributed in the emergence of a new India in varying capacities.



    Demonising Modi is a futile act

    Demonising Modi today looks ridiculous, particularly when we are seeing hate speeches are being aired everyday by various communal groups. Administrator Modi presented a comprehensive vision by offering development as the most effective approach and not vote-bank politics. How many of India's politicians preach this, and even if they preach, how many actually practise?

    If Modi is still considered a threat to the country, I ask a question: Why can't the so-called secular forces project a leader equivalent to Narendra Modi? Why a 'yet-to-succeed' Gandhi is being pushed and pulled as a competitor of a politician whose evolution has been remarkable?


    Let's give Modi a chance, he's the best man at the moment

    It won't be easy for Modi to lead the nation as the Prime Minister, if he indeed becomes. Regional leaders haven't had a happy experience as the PM of the country. But yet, at the end of the day, Modi is miles ahead of whatever hopeless political leadership this country witnesses today. He is the best man for the job at the moment.

    Rahul ji, why don't you take a leaf out of the Gujarati's book? There is no harm.

    Read at: Modi looks ahead, Rahul looks back, that's the difference - Oneindia News
     
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    I saw the speech given at the Sri Ram College of Commerce on TV.

    The things that caught my attention were that

    1. he was not reading from script.

    2. Full flow of thoughts that were in concert with his words.

    3. There was no pause as is done to collect one's thought and that gave the impression that he knew what he was saying and appeared that these were his ideas that he had thought over and mulled over for ages.

    4. It was refreshing lacking meaningless political sloganeering that the politicians are wont to do.

    5. His ideas was delivered in simplistic language and not in political gobbledygooks.

    6. The ideas that he enunciated were doable.

    Then I also saw the Headline Today Town Hall debate between Mani Shankar Aiyer and Mennakshi Lekhi moderated by Rahul Kanwal.

    It gave me great pleasure that the SSRC students and even Lekhi putting Aiyer in his place. His supercilious and arrogant demeanour was put to test and shamed.

    One of the boys felt that Modi failed since he did not take any questions and had a quid pro quo with the College that he would come and speak provided no questions were asked.

    It was clarified by another student that this was not an interactive session that Modi has come to, but to deliver the College's Founders Memorial Lecture and thereby there was no issue of being interactive.
     
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    Mani Shankar, who said he was 72 years of age, did clarify that Rahul Gandhi does not speak because he does not want to comment on the policies of the Govt or his mother's.

    Quite valid.

    But then in Parliament, he surely could add to what his Mother and Manmohan says regarding the various issues that are debated. I don't think there is any embargo on that.
     
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    Yeah, I also saw his speech, it is clear that he is a visionary and India needs a national leader like him at least he has plans to develop the country, unlike Rahul Gandhi and Nitish kumar type leaders who are merely busy in vote-bank politics.
     
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    Guys can we stop calling Raul Vinci as Rahul Gandhi ... as his real passport name is Raul Vinci?

    Lets kick out Vanshavaad/Rajshahi out of India forever :gtfo:....... and make a base for PERFORMERS.
     
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    Sir, he has to be present in Parliament to speak. His attendance was a lowly 42% last year in LS. This speaks volumes about the importance of Parliament in the eyes of the Junior Gandhi.
    DNA special: When Rahul Gandhi plays truant regularly… - India - DNA
     
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    Other glaring differences.

    Modi came without his mother and so did not hug her in public.


    Modi was composed not teary eyed and emotional.

    AND. Modi is sans a dynasty.

    Modi has real academic qualifications and can prove them even in a court of law.
     
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    He said that 65% of India is below 35 years of age.

    The ovation that he got indicates that the young, who are not affiliated to any political party and are the majority, are tired of politicians hoodwinking them while feathering their own nests.

    The scams and relentless TV blitz on such scams, with Goswami leading, has really dropped the scales off the eyes of many Indians, irrespective of age, more so since these cases are not being taken to their logical conclusions.

    Baijayant "Jay" Panda, the BJD MP has asked the PM to fast track court the MPs accused of crimes. Of course, nothing of the sort the poor man will do!

    Meenakshi Lekhi brought out an interesting fact during that Town Hall debate with Mani Shanks.on riots. She said that Gujarat under the Congress had a riot every year and if one calculated the riots and victims presided over by Congress Govts, then it would be an eyeopener.

    In the Sikh Killing after Mrs Indira G was assassinated by her guards, not one has been prosecuted. She also brought out not one Hindu was killed in that riot.

    In the Gujarat riot, she gave figures of how many Hindus too were killed during the ensuing riot, to include through Police action and how many have been also brought to book.

    Navin Kohli on another channel debate indicated that Gujarat, notwithstanding the relentless vilification of Modi, had an impressive numbers of Muslims in Police and Education unlike many other Congress led states.

    To be frank, if none has still not been able to prove complicity of Modi inspitre of untiring effort by NGOs, concerned citizens, the Gujarat Governor, the Central Govt, the Courts, we should either prove that he is guilty or just move on.

    Given the lacklustre governance and corrupt politics where populist grand schemes that are fraudulent (I believe there is another scam unfolding with the farmers' waiver),. one is at a loss who will deliver India.

    Manmohan Singh no longer inspires, now that he has been proved to be a ventriloquist's dummy and presiding over a vast scam, empire through lack of leadership. Sadly, Rahul Gandhi never inspired notwithstanding his feigned concern that gave him the sobriquet - democrat during the week and prince during the weekends Neither does Sonia Gandhi, the good lady of typed scripts that lacks sincerity and otherwise silent and blinking because of ill-fitting contact lenses, or so it appears. And Chidu? His fraudulent his fraudulent smooth talk no longer inspires the people have faith . He said that the prices would soon be under control and so would many other things. Just a smooth talking fraud at best!

    And the others luminaries of the circus called UPA?

    Less said the better.

    The real unifying glue of the UPA is the good old CBI, IT and other agencies that can squeeze the gonads of those straying!

    The NDA an option?

    Ageing stalwarts, walrus moustached half pant fossils, ambitious middle aged warriors for posts and perks, khaini chewing messiahs of deliverance in eastern parts are hardly the epitome of unity that is so essential for India that is in a uncontrolled tailspin!

    Then there are those who are the uncrowned 'civil society' captains!

    Quo Vadis India?

    What choice is there?
     
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    Modi speak: Isn’t our duty to make the words of Vivekananda truth by developing the youth of nation and changing the world? Invoke Vivekanand.

    Rahul speak: Don't ask what govt can do for you.. rtc. Lifted from speech of Kennedy, prez of USA.

    Modi :The ambassador of a nation asked me what major challenges India faces and I said the biggest one is that how we use opportunity.
    Rahul talking to US ambassador: Biggest chellenge is Hindu terrorism.
     
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    Modi at srcc
     
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    10 iconic quotes from Modi’s SRCC speech


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    One more he said was about a glass half filled with water as "This glass is FULL... half with water and half with air"
     
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    There are two things to know if Modi will be PM or not.

    1) he is declare the PM candidate well in advance say in the next 3-4 months.
    2) if not then if his name is announced to fight the Lok Sabha elections.

    Right now its only Modi who differentiates Cong from BJP. It's time BJP realizes that.
     
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    Why is the frickin VHP, RSS, D4 against Modi ? Modi should form his own party !
     
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    BJP under Sangh Parivar pressure on Narendra Modi as PM candidate - Times Of India

     
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    Why do sickulars hate internet? There is RSS feed.
     
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    It is pointless tagging Modi with Rahul. One stakes claim based on performance, the other has to thank his surname. Hopefully people at the time of voting are able to differentiate between the two.
     
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    His passport name is Raul Vinci.... Gandhi is ONLY to exploit names of his forefathers.
     
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