One Hitler vs Another – Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi

Do Indians Love to be Led by Despots?

Two parties led by authoritarian leaders are at the centre of the parliamentary elections in India. This is no cerebral riddle as the answers are obvious:

  1. The Congress led by Italy-born Sonia Gandhi, the Lady Hitler who appears to have held the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, on a leash.

o    The latter, with academic credentials no other Head of State in any part of the world can match, was resigned to being a dummy without the courage or self-respect to walk out.

o    In a just-released book, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, author Sanjaya Baru, who was media adviser to the PM in UPA-1, “paints a picture of a PM who decided to “surrender” to the party boss and the UPA allies”, as pointed out in a report in The Times of India today (graphic used here is also from that report.

  1. Narendra Modi (NaMo), who thrust himself on the BJP as its prime ministerial candidate by sheer marketing and by exploiting majoritariansm.

o    Remember that in 2001 when Modi was advised to be Kesubhai Patel’s deputy by Vajpayee / Advani he was stubborn in saying: the chief ministership or nothing – his lust for power has its roots there. The leadership acceded to his desire.

o    Modi’s self-centricity was in sharp focus recently when he urged the electorate to vote for him assuming that every BJP candidate is Modi himself. “Today I am seeking a vote for myself. I want to tell all voters that your vote will reach me directly.”

o    This is reminiscent of the time when Congress leader DK Baruah said, “India is Indira, and Indira is India.”

 Dr Singh, a Dummy PM

Going by the overwhelming support NaMo enjoys and exit polls predicting his victory, it appears Indians love to be led by power-hungry despots.

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G Joslin Vethakumar

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3 responses to “One Hitler vs Another – Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi

  1. Pingback: Modi will soon be King | Top of the Word

  2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    In 1937 , Walt Disney produced ( in 2D / Black & White ) , a film ,

    “ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “

    Around the World , this fairy tale became immensely popular , among children and adults , alike

    Closer at home , in 2014 , Narendra Modi crafted a colorful and 3D holographic film, titled ,

    “ Sonia and the Thirty-Nine Dwarfs “

    [ – also known as Congress Working Committee ]

    This became hugely popular in villages and towns of India

    And parents started teaching their tiny tots , a brand new nursery rhyme ,

    “ Madam – Baba sat on a throne

    Madam – Baba had a great fall

    All the Congress yes-men

    And all the UPA dwarfs

    Could not put Madam and Baba

    Together again “

    But surprise of surprise !

    For the Nth time , the yes-men were singing , in unison ,

    “ No !

    No , we won’t accept your resignations “

    Among those 39 dwarfs , sat a puppet , who had earlier called Narendra Modi , “ Impotent “

    Little realizing that he would himself , be playing that role when election dust settles !

    Never before in the history of India , have so few inflicted so much misery on so many – and for so long !

    It is high time the dwarfs fade away from our collective memory !

    * hemen Parekh ( 21 May 2014 / Mumbai )

  3. gg

    Modi is brash, sometimes-arrogant and supremely confident.. As long as he delivers, IMHO, he is forgiven these traits. Good and especially transformative leaders are rarely humble. (MK Gandhi may have been an exception). If he ever fails, these traits will spell his doom. So it just ups his stakes to perform.
    He may have politicked his way to the Gujarat CM-ship, but he retained it over a course three elections by delivering a government that worked. Aided, of course, by an inept opposition.

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