The electoral race is in the full throttle..and yet another puppet show is in the offing.. Man decides his destiny,but it's been long since destiny slipped out of our grip..
Election '09 can be broadly termed a Manmohan vs Advani bout..
On retrospection,in spite of all the fuss about a foreign woman driven chaotic organization,the congress still managed to concoct the UPA and evade the harangue by appointing Dr.Manmohan Singh as the PM and retaining Sonia as the UPA chairperson.. Despite having a clear and powerful 'desi' leadership,'India shines' enticement opera,and the candid Hindutva ideology,NDA made a very poor performance in 2004.. And to everyone's surprise, the Leftist groups shone with a considerably larger no: of seats,still denying the offer for power sharing with UPA..
In five years,there were hurricanes and storms around the country..there were those terror attacks,high inflation,economic crisis,recession,and a lot more which filled the priority among all the snags for every layman.. And performance of the new leader,Dr.Manmohan had been under scrutiny ever since..
Presently,the question that rings in every voter's mind is whether to go for the efficient manager in Manmohan or the flamboyant leader in Advani..
A manager follows,obeys,and runs a system efficiently..He runs a mandate rather than ruling an empire.. But a leader woos people to follow him and trust him..he doesnt remain an orderly but orders..
Every time Manmohan turns over his shoulders to speak in public,he just impresses further that he's just being an obedient servant,obviously to some master who is not 'the people'..And what is needed of a leader is definitely oration and not soft skills..
Winston Churchill is still regarded a great leader not coz he was efficient,knowledgeable or a scholar,but of his dexterous bombast with which he just forced people to throng to and die for him!Every single leader that we cherish,Gandhi,Roosevelt,Lincoln,Vivekananda,glistened not with the academic brilliance or managerial abilities but with the powerful magical words!And i'm sorry to say my dear Manmohan ji,you simply suck in being 'the' man that India needs right now!What we need is not a technocrat who's rational but the pacesetter who empathizes with his followers.."I'm a politician by accident!"-Manmohanji,accidents are seldom pleasent..with this accident,we lost an efficient beurocrat to an inefficient politician!
I'm not sure how it will be if he were the PM,but Chidambaram is a hopeful choice in the lot..
So is that Advani who we ought to choose?I swear i didn't mean that!I definitely don't acquiesce of the fanatic frantic hindutva..But without doubt,he is a leader..If he's fit enough to lead in the 'right' direction is still a question coz therez still no guarantee that a 1992 wouldn't play again..But i don't consider him any worse to the criminals like Shibu Soren who managed to govern despite the case still in the court bench..
But for he is an effing bigot,Narendra Modi is an excellent leader in my opinion..the kind of industrial progress that Gujarat gained in the past few years is just beyond compare and glints from the Nano Project!
Not that we just have a Manmohan or an Advani..it seems we have another slot to fill in the impending days..the third front seems to be busy settling down at a single leader,the name often heard being Mayawaty who i personally dislike,or rather loathe for her stupidity,inefficiency and pomposity!"Nobody can stop me from being the PM"-dates back to a sem or so,..but how arrogant!One day we hear some regional party decides to leave the main stream and join the new alliance,the next day there's a contrast standoff!Even the alliance has not been fully framed..They join hands for nothing but the disadvantage of the common man!
May be Jayalalitha would make a good choice if she were to join the group..she might be corrupt and all,but the kind of efforts she made to bring Tamilnadu to the zenith demands real appraisal..
India is amid the bedlam in Pak,Afghan,Bangladesh,Lanka,..To flare them up,there's this border issues,terror clouts,unabating economic crisis,and a lot more..What we need right now is a stable central government to tackle any contingency and not a cooked up coalition!
The system is currently disordered..
Now just about a month left to figure out the underlying order in the apparently random data..