Modi’s criticism by a supporter – Unfortunately, all flaws can’t be blamed on political compulsions

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Before I start, let me state that I am a Modi supporter and a BJP voter but not a Modi worshiper. I mean that although I believe that he’s the best bet among all options available within BJP as a party and outside BJP across the political spectrum of India, he still has his flaws and shortcoming. Some flaws can be explained by the compulsion of electoral politics but not all.


1) 2002 Riots: I personally don’t know but based on the court decisions so far and the credible evidence in public domain I don’t believe Modi connived or instigated 2002 riots. I don’t even hold him responsible for not doing enough to quench the riots as this too has been looked into by SC appointed SIT and found to be baseless.

But as the highest executive authority he cannot escape from answering questions, even if those questions are motivated. In a democracy, you can not choose to not answer questions by holding a view that those asking are having a pre-conceived notion. I can never appreciate or understand why he had to become silent or walk out of TV interviews. Knowing that he is such an excellent public speaker and communicator, I am even more disappointed with his evasion. Never too late, even now he can, and he don’t have to say sorry, just state his version unapologetically.





3) Sanjay Joshi: Petty! May be electoral and party politics beyond my level of understanding.

4) Opportunistic opposition to economic reforms: FDI, forward markets. May be I am too much of a capitalist.

5) Electoral reforms: while Modi has spoken over making voting mandatory, which I disagree and dismiss as rhetorical and impractical, he has not spoken about constitutional amendments like making internal democracy (with an Election commission mandate) mandatory for recognized parties, abolishing anti-defection law, whip system and state funding for elections.

6) Federalism: While Modi has spoken on many occasion on issue of federalism and how UPA blocks well-intentioned proposals from his and other non-UPA states, he has not presented a roadmap of devolution of executive(including financial) and legislative powers from Union to states and local bodies. Where is his model of Swaraj?

7) Taking in tainted Vitthal Radadiya: May be too much of realpolitik for us common folks to understand!

Let me end by saying that Modi has hundreds of other achievements which makes him the best choice among options available, Modi scores even on the above listed points better than any other option available.

PS: Arvind Kejriwal scores better on 2,5 &6, but he has no other achievement to show. Plus, his communist world-view is a turn-off.

Written  by Prakash Sharma >>

ProFreedom, Centrist, liberal, Atheist. IITD, DCE Alumni.

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