Modi, BJP and the Muslim vote


Are we seeing clear signs of Modi’s “Muslim outreach” plan? One that can serve BJP well in 2019 and beyond?

The landscape

Even supporters of Con-left ecosystem that have some objectivity and integrity left in them acknowledge (once in a while) that Muslims have been treated as vote bank, used and thrown, and not given their due share by the so-called secular parties.

Any remaining doubts should have been set to rest after “Pandit” Rahul Gandhi’s temple runs, proud claims of sacred thread wearing Brahmin identity and careful avoidance of Muslim localities, votes and issues during his Gujarat campaign! All quietly cheered even openly supported by our “progressive” cabal that waits for returns on their investments in 2019.

BJP, say what you may want, has at least avoided hypocrisy of this sort. But is that enough?

We strongly believe BJP should find ways to engage the Muslims in honest, sincere ways without in any ways giving up its core “Hindutva” ideology. Which we hear repeatedly is not anti-Muslim by definition! Isn’t it time that is proved beyond doubt? Why?

Why Muslims matter

  1. Because it is the right thing to be fair and just – India is for everyone.
  2. Because they are a substantial minority and India can never prosper as a whole without taking them along.
  3. Because they are not anti-Hindu as a group nor do they practice aggressive proselytism.
  4. Whatever little foreign funding they receive is mostly for internal religious matters not “marketing budgets” spent on fraud NGOs and anti-Hindu venom, unlike evangelist West’s dollars. Yes we know some of it is for fanatic ideologies and violence. But Saudi Arabia and Middle East is running out of money & ideological passion to carry on much longer.
  5. Because they can be a powerful bridge connecting us to the so-called Ummah where ordinary people are tired of violence and looking for inspiration and leadership. India is culturally, historically, economically best placed to be the one. China can never be. West is deeply hated. This has HUGE economic implications as well.
  6. Closer to home, if India were to have a half of chance of breaking terrorist state of Pakistan apart again, helping brutally oppressed Baloch brothers gain independence and perhaps the Pashtuns too, strengthen alliance with Afghans etc., there is no way this can be done even as we are seen as anti-Muslim.
  7. Most of them are not proud of the atrocities of the past and do not identify themselves with Aurangzeb or Khilji. Leave that to our left “liberals”. They don’t even care if another temple is built in Ayodhya.
  8. Be it in arts, sports, culture, music, science or anything, their contribution to India is invaluable and will remain so. It would be senseless to deny this.
  9. Regardless of rabid taunts of “go to Pakistan” they have nowhere to go. Unlike Pakistanis with wet dream of being purer than pure Arabs (occasionally claiming Persian or Turkish heritage much to amusement and derision of genuine Arabs, Turks and Persians), Indian Muslims remain proudly Indian. Pakistan is busting at the seams, treats its Mohajirs like dirt. Middle East be it ISIS or equally fanatic Saudi/UAE/Kuwait treat sub-continental Muslims worse than blacks under apartheid.  Thanks to terror, West too doesn’t want them.
  10. Hindus too don’t have any sensible, practical, workable plans of wishing them away. Sorry for being blunt! Forget the rabble rouser Singhanias and their wet dreams. We don’t even want to get into the morality, legality and practicality of implementing one, even if there is!
  11. And lastly because they can and will matter if BJP wants to be in power for 40-50 years like INC.

So far BJP has been incoherent, dysfunctional and ham handed in dealing with this entire matter.

We have had top leaders coming out with goody goody statements and homilies (promptly blacked out by the mainstream media) and bottom ones doing exact opposite (given full coverage). And sometimes the other way around (again given selective coverage). In other words, no different from janeudhari Pandit Rahul and his bunch of “secular” clowns.

And it has allowed the Stalinist left “liberal” cabal to exploit this situation to further its self serving anti-Hindu pogrom through sustained venomous and vicious hate campaign versus anything and everything Hindu. With ample funding as well helpful Op-Eds, comments from Obama types, parallel coordinated campaigns in US/EU acting as force multipliers.  Most Muslims do not identify with this campaign of hate and calumny although they are supposed to be the beneficiaries of it.

In fact they have even more reasons to be suspicious of Marxist charlatans posing as pro-Muslim liberals. And they know the silence of these puppets to “our Chairman” in Beijing’s and the commies’ general track record on these matters. Sadly, BJP has rarely highlighted this or tried to present its true case to the aam Abdul.

As with most things Modi is uniquely placed to set things right, for his own sake, for BJP’s sake and for the nation’s sake.

ABV may have been in a better position in theory, but coming from the real right, Modi’s credibility among Hindu vote bank is far more secure and solid. Which gives him a lot more room to play.

Green shoots?

Coming back to the theme suggested in the first paragraph, we see some green shoots of a coherent, sensible plan taking place. Here are the pieces of the puzzle.

  1. Modi is going after the Muslim women vote bank. We are talking Triple talaq bill here! This is a very clever move. Because if Muslims are “exploited and backward”, its women are doubly so. And being human, they too think, have feelings, ambitions and brains of their own and want better lives. And they have a vote (which is more than you can say for some of the fake liberal left charlatans’ paradises and motherlands)
  2. And because here Modi can deliver a powerful benefit to “minorities” without any Hindu being affected!
  3. Yes we partly agree with “liberal” critics that say it is cynical and half hearted. May be that is so, but their own defense of medieval barbarism has been comical hypocritical cruel and criminal at the same time.
  4. The move to allow women to go to Mecca “unaccompanied” is yet another move in that direction.
  5. Where it doesn’t conflict with their core vote bank and narratives (whether or not you agree with them), BJP seems to gradually increase seats given to Muslims. This is so far mainly confined to local bodies and lower levels of democracy. But it may be a good start. In any case far better than parachuting “leaders” from the community that have zero credibility and are corrupt or worse simply to fill slots like Congress does.

But is that enough?

Clearly no. So what should Modi/BJP do?

At the outset let us be clear (and we think Modi is quite clear on this) – Modi or the BJP is NEVER going to win any brownie points with the Stalinist cabal that runs the “liberal, progressive” narratives in India.

Their agenda is complete destruction of Hinduism and possibly break-India because that suits their handlers in  Politburos and super bosses in Beijing. As we repeatedly stated above, no sane Muslim shares this agenda.

So expecting articles in their yellow dailies, TV studio warriors and online “liberal” rags praising Modi is clearly not going to take off even if he were to convert, grow his beard longer and chant the kalima. They will find ways to attack that too.

Needless to say, the corrupt envelope driven yellow media charlatans that share ownership with the left in this “liberal, progressive” continuum is even less likely to praise him, whatever he may do. Their loyalties to looter dynasties will put Pidi to shame.

Just as he did with most vote banks, Modi has to engage Muslim voters directly, bypass power brokers. In the process discredit them further.

What can he do?

  1. Simply ask the fringe to take a hike. May be send them off on pilgrimage like Congress did with foul mouthed Digvijaya Singh. Pity they didn’t do that with Aiyar.
  2. Send direct, honest, sincere messages to the Muslim citizens, explaining his vision of India, his interpretations of Hindutva and how it has room for everyone. Others from RSS etc have attempted to do this but nothing works like Modi leading from front. Again it doesn’t have to be apologetic or dilute the pro-Hindu image of BJP simply because this is no zero sum game. Provided he sells everyone on this.
  3. Look for intelligent, educated, young, progressive Muslims and give them seats and tickets, clearly instructing and expecting them to stand for everyone not for the vote bank. In other words be color / religion blind. That will draw younger voters from all faiths without turning off the traditional ones. Clearly Muslims have to see BJP as a party where they have a stake, however small provided certain basic conditions are fulfilled (and those conditions apply to EVERYONE).
  4. Avoid symbolism but go for real change. Symbolism provokes disproportional reactions from fringe right as well as derision from fake liberal left. The quiet approach takes time but builds long term bridges that will pay for decades. As cadre based party, BJP is uniquely positioned to do this and benefit.

Let us hope we see more than green shoots in 2018 that will grow into big trees over time and bear fruit.







2018 Hope and Despair

We enter 2018 filled with hope and also a lot of despair.


Let us list out the hopes part first

Economy appears to be turning corner, having swallowed GST and DeMo shocks. Safe to bet it should be smooth ride from Q4 2017 calendar (or even Q3 of 2017) all the way. How much that will help Modi in 2019 remains to be seen. Will it be too little too late like 2004? Will it end up benefiting UPA3 in 2019 like it did with for first few of its disastrous plunder regime in UPA1?

Trump is settling down and doing things exactly the way he promised in his campaigns. This may not be 100% good news (H1B for one) but most of it is good for India if he walks the talk. Signs are good.

The global economic situation is benign if not beneficial. Many countries around us are doing well. ASEAN, Japan, USA (which is seeing record breaking growth run not seen for 10+ years). This should help India directly as well as indirectly, absorbing surplus and creating markets.


But our “despair” list is longer

Senseless procedures, meaningless forms, byzantine laws, opaque rules, incompetent, insensitive, arrogant reckless babu-dom still holds back India and Indians from its rightful place in the global arena.

We still pay bribes to register property, even scooters, get various certificates, licenses and permits for everything from birth to death. Sad to say, this seems all pervasive, regardless of which party heads state or center.

It is the single biggest factor that easily shaves off 4-5% from annual growth.  Modi has been making noises but has not done much about this perhaps fearing backlash, non-cooperation and sabotage. Will he wield the brahmastra? Or plod along? Or make things worse by giving free reign for terror raj in the name of anti-corruption?

We are still wrecked by meaningless violence. Our IT capital Bengaluru or Chennai can be shut down by a few hundred goons for death of a movie star or disputes over water or language. Killings in the name of cow, honor and what not still hog headlines. Kerala is no different from Pol Pot’s Cambodia. Can we not pursue agendas without violence? Why has the argumentative Indian run out of words?!

We seem to be unsure whether to march on to 21st century or remain in 19th. In which other country in the world prohibition becomes a ‘vote catcher’?! Do we have a  politician that dares to say “Come on guys, let us move to 21st century! Let us find ways to solve the problem without bans”. Same goes for beef too.

Our public deserve the governments they get. If the likes of Hardik Patel, Tejaswi Yadav and other such unrefined thugs can swing voters, if they can vote like they did in RK Nagar, if they back leaders like Jaganmohan Reddy, Gowdas and Mamata Banerjee, can we hope for anything other than sub-saharan future in slums? Will this change?

We have still done nothing about lunatic RTE, assault on freedom of expression like Sec 66A, 377 and so many others.

Our sick die in streets, carrying dead bodies in bicycles or get gouged lakhs in plunder by corrupt greedy and Shylockian doctors in “corporate” hospitals. Our children go to fake universities and degree mills whose certificates are not even valued as toilet papers in any decent country in the world for jobs.  Even our own businessmen feel they are unemployable. And they pay a kings ransom to get that. If they are lucky to get in!

We are yet to build schools and colleges that solve the education problem in ways that, 20 or 30 years later will have our “backward” people storming the streets demanding end to reservations. Yes, it can become non issue if opportunity is there and equally available to all.

Back to Hope

On all these fronts, we the citizens expect a lot from Narendra Modi and his government because he is the only hope we have.

Not a bunch of dynastic dacoits that get together on flimsy alliances backed by equally corrupt leftist charlatans to loot even more and throw crumbs to poor as “welfare” to keep them poor carrying them in palanquins. Sipping their Chiantis and Scotch funded by western aid!

Not an anarchist megalomaniac serial liar who hijacks everything and anything with the sole objective of grabbing even more power to be wielded for grabbing yet more power.

Will 2018 deliver? Let us hope and pray!






Gujarat Results – Good news for Congress?

The results are out!

Let there be no beating about the bush, this is not exactly what the BJP expected or wanted.

Forget the “Mission 150” slogans which dynasty’s loyal media servants that want us to believe they are “independent” will crow about. Point is none of the contestants go into battle declaring they are only going to win 50 or 60 seats. Everyone makes grand predictions.

Forget also the “anything less than complete sweep is a loss, because that’s what 2014 was” sort of statements from the dynasty’s courtiers in media. Setting ridiculously high bars and constantly moving them about is what these charlatans have to do to earn their envelopes. No state votes the same way for local, state and national elections with exact same percentages.

Yet we cannot escape the fact that BJP did not get what it wanted out of Gujarat.

But the Pidis of media are already rejoicing, licking their palms in anticipation of return of UPA loot era. More RSTV gigs, “investments” from money bags that profited from out of turn allotment of coal and other natural resources and so on. Are they justified?

The answer is NO. Why?

1. The situation BJP faced in 2017 Gujarat is somewhat similar to AAP’s in May 2014 – it did not lose vote share at all. Just that BJP did even better because of Modi. BJP forgot this and focused on the 7 seat sweep and thought it sat pretty in the subsequent assembly elections. Rest is history. Come 2019 it is foolish too assume voters will vote exactly same way. A chunk of Congress votes may very well go BJP way because this time voters are clearly voting for (or against) Modi. There is no ambiguity. Reverse is less likely because they would have done so already. After all there are hardly any voters that prefer Rupani but dont like Modi!

2. Everyone focuses on Modi’s rallies and personal campaign. We conveniently forget Rahul’s equally aggressive campaign, amplified by media coolies and the usual “intellectual” charlatans. Everything including the kitchen sink was thrown at Modi. Even BJP dissidents like Sinha were roped in. And yet this is the best they could achieve – practically no improvement in vote share. In 2019 their efforts will be more diffused.

3. The three big negatives Rahul focused on – GST, DeMo and economic growth are all getting better by the day. Surat clearly shows this. Not to say they will vanish as factors but diminishing returns will set in. Jobs growth is an issue that may remain relevant – but here again people may focus on how Congress can do better. And Rahul did not answer that question at all and was never challenged by the media Pidis that control the narratives.

4. The soft Hindutva approach as well as temple runs and deliberate ignoring of Muslim voters (once again Rahul was given free pass on this by the corrupt left intellectuals and family Pidis that control the liberal narratives) may all work in Gujarat but will not have equal results elsewhere. Leaving aside the moral aspects of the strategy, there are other parties more blatantly pro-Muslim like BSP, AAP and Owaisis that will fill the void.

Yet one has to also be clear – BJP clearly has more work to do to keep the chair, come 2019.

  1. Rajasthan, MP if not Chhattisgarh all face anti incumbency and shortfalls in governance to varying degrees.  They are much more rural, backward and feudal. Exactly the sort of playground Congress and the ecosystem enjoys.
  2. The polling dates are also much closer to the 2019 battle and the states happen to be large.
  3. These states also have regional satraps like Gehlot and young dynasts with no negative track record, like Sachin Pilot.
  4. BJP will ignore all this to its peril. And it is not clear how much can be done between now and then.Throwing money at the problem may not work given shortage of time.

Amit Shah, Modi & Co have their task cut out to retain the momentum and go into 2019 with minimal losses in the bruising 2018 election season. Sadly the country will suffer. At best we will have suspension of long term reforms and at worse resort to gutter level politics by all sides. The sabotage of winter session (first few days) gives ominous warnings.

This where Modi’s suggestion of simultaneous polls makes sense. Perhaps the Stalinist left “intellectuals” and media Pidis that attack him for being on “campaign mode” all the time should consider that suggestion seriously.














Modi, Manmohan Singh, Aiyar and the political discourse

The Aiyar saga has been an object lesson for anyone studying how the mainstream media sets and controls the narratives. Far from focusing on the outrageous remarks of Aiyar, the entire discourse has been on how Modi has “used” that to further his own political agenda.

On top of that the remarks against Aiyar, MMS & co meeting the Pakistani envoy “secretly” added to the self-righteous indignation from the perpetually outraged gang. Modi was accused of dragging the political discourse to new lows.

Now let us be clear. In any good democracy, leaders at certain levels should not normally question the patriotism or basic integrity of their rivals, however “hot” the situation is. Modi clearly did something wrong here.

But then, are the liberals, which is another code word for dynasty’s media servants, right in increasing the decibel levels of their outrage?

Let us look at their own conduct in the past. After all, unlike them, we do not think BJP and Modi should follow some sort of Norwegian or Danish levels of political correctness and soft words but then those standards don’t apply to anyone else.

To take the earlier remark of “Inko hataayiye” (please remove him) by Aiyar and turn it into a “supari” contract (mafia hit job) was indeed clever but below the belt. That is what twitter warriors of BJP do. Not leaders.  But then isn’t this EXACTLY what the dynasty and their media that controls the “liberal” narratives did when Modi uttered the infamous “puppy under wheel” remark. Was that meant to offend? Was he not simply saying he would be indeed sad even by the smallest loss of life as a responsible person? Isn’t he a man who doesn’t often mince his words and even when he wants to offend, does so clearly and unambiguously with biting sarcasm? (Take the “hum paanch” remark, often repeated by MSM or many others including the Rs.50 crore one). Why is there a need to invent ridiculous interpretations of a remark made in all sincerity in an interview where he mostly said goody goody things?

So we clearly have double standards here. Take any remark by Modi and interpret it in devious ways but when he pays back in same coin, feign outrage and wear liberal masks and shed fake tears!

Coming back to Manmohan Singh and Aiyar (among others) meeting the Pakistanis, once again we agree that Modi should have been careful not to assume the worst and make it a poll issue.

But let us use our imagination for a moment and assume that it was Modi, as opposition leader, that met the US envoy in his residence along with a few ex-bureaucrats, BJP hacks and media men known to be close to BJP. That too few days before a crucial state election.

Can you imagine the noise that would have generated in the very same liberal, progressive media outlets that are crying blue murder now? Every Marxist, Congressman of all shades, “intellectuals” and their media warriors would have outraged for days! The narrative would be that Modi crushed India’s independent foreign policy, sold our crucial interests to the imperialists and collected money for his election budget!

All the clever tricks in the yellow books used by our “liberal” media would be employed. Innuendos by suggestion, spit and run remarks, you name it, it would have been used.

And we don’t even have to dig up old remarks against Modi which he patiently ignored for a decade or more.

Such has been the poisonous vitriol thrown at him by every corrupt politician and pseudo intellectual charlatan and media crook paid off with the proceeds of loot and allowed to plunder state institutions like RSTV, the amazing surprise is that he held back for so long without hitting back.

Come on guys, if we have to have Norwegian standards of political discourse, why not start with the so-called liberals that claim they are purer than fresh snow?






The Aiyar saga

Aiyar’s “neech” remark is famous now. Perhaps it will exceed his “chaiwala” remark in terms of popularity and impact. Time will tell. Be that as it may, what do we take away from this episode?

  1. The liberal cabal still controls the narrative. Oddly and sadly even the right wing media follows suit. Such is their power. Look at the entire focus on how “BJP will take advantage of the remark” line plugged by nearly every mainstream media “journalist” known for their loyalties to the Janpath crowd.
  2. Interestingly when someone from BJP (however junior or inconsequential) makes a wrong remark, there is no such talk of “Congress taking advantage” because the exact same “journalists” are busy taking advantage of it on behalf of the dynasty! The obscure village level functionary will be elevated to “senior leader” and the remark will be traced all the way back to Modi, BJP, RSS, Golwalkar, Savarkar, Brahmanism, Rig Veda and what not. The broadest brush and blackest paint will be used.
  3. This actually closely mirrors the situation in the US. Trump “takes advantage of slip ups and genuine errors by media” but “Fake news” affects Hillary & the dems. Not the other way around.
  4. Once RG “acted”, the usual media courtiers like Swati Chaturvedi went on overdrive praising him for his “decisive” move!
  5. Rahul Gandhi had no choice but to “act” against Aiyar. He had three reasons to do so – NONE of which were raised or acknowledged by media.
    1. First is Aiyar is a man totally without a constituency anywhere in India. He may not get 10 votes in his name. So swatting him like a cockroach is an entirely all gain no pain affair.
    2. Secondly, elections in Gujarat are being fought by Congress not on their 60 year track record or alternate policies and economic ideas but on caste. That leaves very little room for inaction.
    3. Thirdly, the action is a natural damage control exercise forced by circumstances. No proof required other than the fact that the same Aiyar had insulted so many in the past with crass language and did not pay for it. That probably emboldened him.
  6. Should Modi have ignored the remark? After all he is a politician and Aiyar had already “delivered” once in 2014. So he will be foolish indeed to reject the gift offered on a platter.
  7. Who is to blame? We have to blame the so-called liberal media and the Lutyens fake intellectual ecosystem. Which always had double standards. Anything said against Modi however crass, insensitive and crude, was “intellectual criticism” or “Freedom of expression” but even mild criticism of the royal family was “fascism”.  Naturally leaders like Aiyar get carried away and think they can get away with murder and still be protected by the liberal cabal.
  8. This was OK in the days when their control over narratives was total and there was no social media. And Modi ignored such remarks and never hit back.

Times have changed!