Nationalism or Development: what is our call??
2014, an year which rang new bells in the history of Indian Politics, an year which was noted down in the golden words because a leader got a win win situation with 282 seats in Lok Sabha elections 2014. An year which could have changed the maligned politics, the corrupt system and would have regained the faith of whole country in Indian Politics because everyone was enchanting a single name ‘Modi’.
Modi was the one who had won every heart with his alike way of thinking, his commitment towards his work and approach to make a New India. It was expected that not only in 2014 but in 2019 also the governance of BJP will work but contrary to it the election results of five states M.P., Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram and Rajasthan has given a comeback to Congress Party. The magic was noticeably faded away and has given a standoff with other parties; which lead to the search for parties new trump card in the 2019 elections.
A survey was conducted by Molitics to collect the public opinion about Modi’s best playcard for 2019:
Among the options people voted
18.33% for development
5% for Government policies
11.67% for Hindutva Card
and maximum votes were casted to Air Strike and that too with 65%.
Though we can say that the standoff between pakistan and India came at appropriate time for BJP government and have added to PM Modi’s chances to come for a second term in governance.
It is the time when opposition have started questioning Modi and alleging for not fulfilling his promises but now at the peak time questions are turned into appreciation for Air Strike.
A muscular reaction after Pulwama Attack, comeback of Pilot Abhinandan within 2 days and the International support which India got, have diverted upcoming elections from unemployment, price-hike or promises to national security, foreign relations and fighting back against terrorism. Even just after the strike BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa has declared that BJP will be benefited with 22 seats in Karnataka from this.
Government policies has got least i.e. 5% because of Modi’s failure in making smart cities, failure of GST and demonetisation and their after effects or the problem of unemployment which was not even solved by any policy.
Moreover the Hindutva Card was fading away because of delayed results on Ram Mandir but was saved upto some extent by making a third party committee over the issue .
This survey have given us an opinion of voting criteria but had left us with questions that, will nationalism give us the upcoming front leader? will few incidents decide the casting of our votes instead of the development of our country?
This is where we are lagging behind, we should not choose the leaders on emotional basis, we should go with the one who is making the progress, the one who is strengthening the country or the one who can make India a superpower. Don’t follow up blindly because your vote can be the change.