Ramesh likens Narendra Modi's rise to Third Reich

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    I have very serious doubts that Lok Sabha elections 2014 might be sabotaged or rescinded going by the statements of Congress(I) members and others belonging to communist and regional parties like SP etc.

    The great Jairam Ramesh (IIT Bombay grad that too) does not question why the state of Gujarat last elected a Congress Chief Minister in 1995.

    Does he mean to imply that people of Gujarat are fools to have voted Modi 3 times with majority ?

    Recently a meet of political parties sponsored by the Left was held to prevent communal forces from coming to power - very good chance that Congress(I) will support/is supporting such a ragtag group. Any Third/Fourth/Nth Front will be a disaster for India with madcaps and crackpot regional leaders competig with each other to loot the exchequer and a UPA-III will be a shame if it happens.

    Ramesh likens Narendra Modi's rise to Third Reich

    (Reuters) - The government stepped up its criticism of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday, painting him as a dangerous extremist and comparing his rise to the birth of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

    Modi's critics have long sought to associate the Hindu nationalist leader with fascism and blame him for anti-Muslim riots in 2002 that killed at least 1,000 people. He denies any wrongdoing in the riots and a Supreme Court investigation found no evidence to prosecute him.

    The broadsides from two senior ministers follow a series of large political rallies by Modi and a string of opinion polls forecasting a poor performance by the government in state elections starting next week and a general election expected by April.

    The ruling Congress party's own campaign has yet to pick up much steam.

    Jairam Ramesh, a senior cabinet minister close to the leadership of the Congress party, said Modi's career reminded him of the rise of the Third Reich, the strongest comments yet by a minister of his rank.

    "Political autocracy, social divisiveness and economic liberalism. That's Mr. Modi reduced to three dimensions," Ramesh told Reuters. "Exactly what created the autobahns and the Volkswagens in the 30s but also created the disaster of Germany.

    "India right now in 2013 - I would say we are going through what Germany went through in 1932."

    The BJP, which ruled with a moderate prime minister between 1998 and 2004, says Congress has a worse record on autocracy, including a period when former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi suspended democratic rights in the 1970s.

    "They keep going on about fascism and Hitlerism, rather than addressing the issue of the day - misgovernance," BJP spokeswoman Meenakshi Lekhi said in response to the minister's comments.

    In large rallies across the country, Modi has been campaigning on his record of fast economic growth as chief minister of Gujarat, promising to create jobs and help India become a global power, while attacking the government for a string of corruption scandals.

    He contrasts his modest background as a tea-boy and political outsider to the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty that runs the Congress party. Last month, bombs exploded at one of his rallies, killing six people and raising worries about his safety. Investigators blame Islamic militants for the attack.

    Modi has close ties to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing group that sees India as primarily a Hindu country, a view that many consider divisive in the multi-religious nation. The group has long backed the BJP but some commentators believe it is now taking a larger role in politics.

    Ramesh said the 2014 election seemed to be between Congress and the RSS, a view echoed by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday in an interview with a Hindi TV station in which he criticised the BJP's choice of candidate for prime minister.

    "We think that the RSS ideology is a dangerous ideology," Chidambaram said.

    An opinion poll conducted by Cvoter and published last month predicted Congress would win its lowest ever number of parliamentary seats in the 2014 election. Since then the party has called for such polls to be banned, calling them unscientific.

    If that poll proved correct, Modi could form the next government, but he would need to win over coalition partners.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    What is Ramesh's opinion as to what the Emergency signified?
     
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    People like this Jairam are just parroting the prevalent ideology of their ideological masters in the west in which WW2 is some sort of good vs evil war. Where Allied are 'good' and Nazis are 'evil'. While in reality WW2 was a conflict between new wannabe colonial powers and old established colonial powers. Germans did what all the other European colonial powers had done before. The difference is only of style and not of substance. The coolies among Indians just toe the line that is dished out in one after another Hollywood movies.
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    A common man should start thinking what is good for them.

    Is BJP backed by RSS is good for the country or IM backed Khangress.
     
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    +1, couldn't have said it in a better way.

    The current ruling party has all the resources and wicked minds to accomplish this heinous task. We should not be surprised that, even that becomes a reality in future.
     
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    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    One more missive from no less than N Ram (`Marx of Mount Road`) on why Modi becoming Prime Minister would be a disastrous for India - I guess in `The Hindu` circles Karat or some commie bhai would be the ideal Prime Minister. Apparently Modi shoul have apologised for 2002 the way Manmohan Singh did in 2005 for 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom while letting culprits in Congress party enjoy fruits of high office even 30 years after the event.

    Excerpts from the article.

    Narendra Modi and why 2002 cannot go away
    N Ram
     
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    sob Moderator Moderator

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    What is the great achievement of this gentleman, apart from being an A-Grade axx licker and sycophant extraordinary competing with the likes of Mr.Mani Shankar Aiyer.

    9 years of UPA has landed us in a grand old mess, squandering years of growth and keeping millions in poverty and unemployment for years to come. On this backdrop this comment comes forth.

    Hail the new age Messiah has spoken, let us quake in our boots, let us shit in our pants --the great satan is on the march.
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    Indian secularism suits the elite and the corrupt. Hence, such statements!
     

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