Narendra Modi (NaMo) has brought upon a very strange situation and a dilemma to the vast and diverse fabric of Indian Voter. Firstly, he split the Indian Voter into two - with 31% in favour, who actually voted for him to be the PM, against the rest 69%. Secondly, just to maintain 'anti-Modi' position and keep this vote-bank intact, torch-bearers of these 69% have even started justifying 'anti-India' causes and activities.
31% are the early Bhakts (supporters / followers of NaMo) - term used with derogatory connotation by the Indian Sickular Intellectuals (ISI) . A very large part of 69% who voted against NaMo are actually innocent well-meaning voters, who simply got misled by anti-Modi narrative; an agenda aggressively pushed into the drawing-rooms and on coffee-tables, by the unholy nexus of Toxic & Corrupt Mainstream Media (paid by the Congress), Corrupt & anti-National NGOs-turned-Activists-turned-Politicians; promoted by the politically aspirational ‘Mullah-Marxist-Missionary’ advocacy-groups working on the ground. These groups & organisations are heavily funded to oil-up the anti-Modi machinery across India, by the international organisations whose main objective is only to disturb the socio-political fabric and create unrest across the globe. This is done under the garb of protecting revolutionary ideas such as Democratic Rights, Human Rights, Animal Rights, Climate Change, Environment & Pollution Control, Civil Rights, Religious Freedom etc. This is a full blown industry by itself and a hugely rewarding one at that. This story is discussed in great detail on this blog under earlier posts from 2014 titled: AAP – Theatre of the absurd: a congregation of NGOs, Activists & Bored CEOs and India NGOnized
We basically have been a very curious nation, always willing to experiment & adapt, with a ‘slave’ mindset - a perfect marketplace for the 'soft' industry of Faith, Culture, Activism & even Ideology. Therefore such imports from the West are easily consumed here, perceived to be more authentic, advanced & superior, as compared to the Desi stuff. Young aspirational Indian population, subjected to western education, remained blissfully ignorant of its own traditions, culture & history, started believing in everything Western: Ideology (Political-Economic-Business-Management), Food, Music, Education, Language, Media, Fashion, Lifestyle & even Culture.
Ten years under Sonia Gandhi led UPA-1 & UPA-2 regime (2004~2014), brilliantly chronicled by MRVenkatesh as ‘A Decade of Decay’, was the worst ever period of independent India. During these years, India totally turned into a ‘Coconut’ Nation. While the exterior always remained the racial Brown no matter what, the soul of India slowly converted from the rustic earthy natural shades of Brown to a Uniform White, as in Gora. We have discussed Globalisation in an earlier post in great detail but in Hindi: भूमंडलीकरण (Globalisation) और उसके तत्व ...
So during May 2014 LS elections, a large part of 69% anti-Modi Voter came from this ‘Coconut class’ - who obviously voted against NaMo.
Things started rolling from the day NaMo, the Desi Unwashed Outsider, arrived at Lutyens Delhi as Prime Minister, bowed & touched the steps of the Parliament. No Indian politician had ever shown this kind of reverence for the temple of democracy.
Pradhan Sevak (as NaMo likes to call himself) finally assumed office and started functioning.
|Narendra Modi bows down, touches the steps of Parliament|
Last thirty months witnessed a roller-coaster ride as far as NaMo was concerned. Media was judging NaMo & his actions by the hour, 24x7 & LIVE - calling him Names, cracking jokes on him, spreading lies, sharing distorted quotes & versions, ridiculing his speeches & mannerisms etc.; Basically entertaining the 69% of confused ‘Coconut’ constituent.
Massive work done by NaMo & his Team at NDA-II during the first two years finally started to speak for itself and has helped change the direction of narrative. The size of 69% has since started shrinking, slowly but gradually. A fairly large part of this class is unable to openly support the Prime Minister, even if they actually want to. They are cases of ‘glass-half-full’: uncertain, afraid, stumped and dazed. The reasons for their apprehensions in openly supporting NaMo and the factors affecting this restraint can be broadly assigned to some of these:
- Industry-Lobby network
- Social Network
- Political Ideology / Affiliation
These are some of the key factors & limitations for the ‘Coconut’ class not being able to openly come out in support of NaMo just yet. NaMo was aware of the fact that he can win over support of the Coconut-Class at home only after he has established himself as a World Leader globally.
Sad, but true!
Once the Ivy-League universities & Western media start appreciating the work done by Modi Govt, surely more and more of the 69% will cross over - that alone would provide them much needed legitimacy & justify their coming out with it. The way things are moving, that should happen real soon and we shall see a lot of broken coconuts around.
Lastly, this is how NaMo responds in one of his speeches in Rajya Sabha early this year:
"Safar mein dhoop to hogi jo chal sako to chalo,
Sabhi hain bheed mein.... tum bhi nikal sako to chalo,Kisi ke vaasate raahein kahaan badalati hain,Tum apne aap ko khud hi badal sako to chalo,Yahaan kisi ko koi raasta nahin deta,Mujhe giraake agar tum sambhal sako to chalo."