A pity the BJP’s only Mission Seems to be Running Down Kejriwal and the AAP
As the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has entered the second year in power at the Centre in India, I can concede that the country is in good hands. This is not because India is in greater shape today than what it was a year ago.
Rather, it is frightening to even think what may have befallen India if the leadership mantle had fallen on Mr Rahul Gandhi, with abominable people like his brother-in-law Robert Vadra continuing to rip the country apart while making billions.
Perhaps 1 USD will now be worth around rupees 80 had Sonia Gandhi’s Congress been re-elected to power!
Too Much Politics: I hope the BJP does not play too much politics and make it easy for the Congress to topple them in the next four years.
For instance, it is pulling out a variety of dirty tricks from its political bag to run down Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party. The latest instance is the feud between the Delhi Chief Minister and the Lieutenant Governor, Mr Najeeb Jung, with indications that the BJP is propping up the latter to spell trouble for Mr Kejriwal.
Let Mr Modi and the BJP allow Mr Kejriwal to rule Delhi without any politically-motivated hindrances. It will be sensible for the BJP to focus its might on running the country and keeping the Congress at bay.
Foolhardy: Also, it will be foolhardy to think that because of Mr Modi’s visit to China, the communist giant will stop its border incursions, give up its territorial claims on Arunachal Pradesh and change its policy of cosying up to Pakistan with injection of massive funds into Pak-Occupied Kashmir in an all-out effort to destabilise India.
The only possible outcome is that the trade deficit between the two countries can shrink. But economic gains with a mighty neighbour that nurtures expansionist ambitions cannot be expected to yield warm Indi-Chini-bhai-bhai (India and China are like brothers) relations as Jawaharlal Nehru had anticipated.
Mr Nehru’s friendly overtures were only met with treachery and a bloody 1962 war that India was ill-prepared for!
G Joslin Vethakumar