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Ok, I concede that Narendra Modi is a good orator, but so was Hitler. His supporters credit him with creating a business friendly environment in Gujarat which has placed the state on a high growth trajectory. Then how come I saw some urchins while driving on the roads of Ahmedabad? Why is malnutrition so high? Why does Gujarat not have beautiful scenery like Switzerland? The fact is the growth of the Gujarati economy is neither inclusive nor sustainable, and I’m not even bringing the 2002 riots into the equation.
Some say Modi has a proven track record as a leader and an administrator. That may be so but such statements cannot be taken at face value – he is neither a Nehru-Gandhi scion nor a handpicked nominee of the first family. Therefore, we must examine every aspect of his personality with a magnifying glass and highlight egregious character flaws. Let me list a few that some of my left-liberal (or is it pro-Congress?) colleagues may have left out:
His date of birth: Modi was born on 17th September, 1950. Now, one doesn’t have to be a historian to tell you that he was born a good three years after India became independent and months after India became a republic. This clearly highlights some traits in him – his selfishness, intolerance and his disdain for the Constitution of India.
Being born a good three years after independence indicates his unwillingness to fight for the country and inability to make any sort of sacrifice for fellow Indians. More importantly, he did not want to be born till Pakistan was formed so that India had a smaller population of Muslims to deal with – a clear indication of his intolerance. Not only that, his birth many months after the Constitution came into force clearly shows that he didn’t want to have any part to play in framing of an Indian Constitution that safeguards the cultural and religious interests of the minorities.
His place of birth: Why was Modi born in Gujarat when he could have been born in any other State? I will tell you why. Look at the map of India and now look carefully at Gujarat. It looks like a mouth – a shark’s mouth. And it is facing our brotherly nation of Pakistan. It clearly shows Modi’s barbarianism towards his brothers, that he is willing to gobble anyone that comes in his way.
But Gujarat didn’t exist in 1950 and it was the state of Bombay, some of you fake-intelligentsia might say. But that is a clear indication of his divisive politics. It just took him 10 years after his birth to split the great state of Bombay and form the state of Gujarat in 1960.
Now look at our map again. It looks like a human body. Now look again, this time carefully. Where is the right hand? While the left hand that represents NE India looks like it is warmly trying to reach out to the neighbours, the right hand that represents Western India is missing. That is because Modi’s Gujarat ate away the hand that feeds it. That is why Gujarat doesn’t have iron ore for steel, coal for power or diamonds to sparkle.
Physical masculinity: Modi often proudly refers to his 56 inch chest. It is clear indication of a man living his life away from reality that he is boasting about his chest while 99% of Gujarat is suffering from malnutrition where as the average malnutrition in India is about 9%. And his preaching of the benefits of Surya Namaskar is directly responsible for size-zero figure of Gujarati woman. His big chest and permanent beard are also clear indications of his misogyny. A man who never shaves can never be trusted with safeguarding the rights of women.
He did not say that power is poison: The most striking image from after the Gujarat Assembly elections last year was that of Modi sharing mithai with his mother. Lost in the euphoria of his victory, most of you missed out the finer aspects of that moment. His mother did not look too happy with Modi’s victory. There were no tears of joy, no poignant words of advice such as ‘Power is Poison’ to humanize the moment. It is known to all that whenever a son is about to get power, his mother cries and says ‘Power is Poison’. But not Modi’s mother. Why? Is it because she knows poison cannot affect an already poisonous man? I will let the readers decide.
Unhealthy obsession with Yoga: Modi never misses an opportunity to proclaim his love for Yoga. But he should have kept it personal. But, no sir. NO, NO, NO! He had to go ahead and conduct a yoga camp for the IAS officers of his State where they were lined up in front of him and made to perform Surya Namaskar. Not withstanding the feelings of minorities towards Yoga and Surya Namaskar, he was clearly making the IAS officers bow down to him on the pretext of doing an asana. Who does he think he is? The Sun God? Once again, clear indication of his authoritarianism.
Bowing down to foreign powers: He often proudly speaks of the reception he got in Japan. It was learnt through reliable sources that he repeatedly bowed to greet them. Now some of you might take the easy route and say it is a tradition in Japan. But he is Modi. And that means there is more to it. It clearly shows he is willing to bow down to foreign powers. It is a sign of his willingness to sell away our country to foreign investors.
Lack of sleep: Modi claims he only sleeps four hours a day. Now seriously, what kind of man sleeps only four hours a day? You don’t need to be a psychologist to observe that he is clearly a man with a disturbed conscience. It was learnt from reliable sources that Modi used to sleep 8-10 hours a day before 2002. You don’t need to be from CID to infer that Modi’s insomnia began after the 2002 riots.