Modi Vs Rahul Contest 2014

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2014 RAHUL VS MODI

Following his victory in the Gujarat assembly elections, the rising tide of support among BJP cadres for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to be nominated the party’s Prime Ministerial candidate could be hard to quell as the next Lok Sabha election approaches introduces trends of Indian Politics.

But Modi’s victory, just short of his 2007 triumph, carries a note of caution: there is still much work left to be done. Meanwhile, the RSS will – however reluctantly – back the man who could conceivably return the NDA to power after a decade. The Nagpur-based swayamsevaks may have some 19th century social ideas but they have a pragmatic political streak.

2014 RAHUL VS MODI

2014 RAHUL VS MOD

Modi spent six years in Delhi under L.K. Advani’s tutelage learning to be the team player – first, as the BJP’s National Secretary (with five states under his leadership) and then, in 1998, as the party’s General Secretary (Organization). Much of this national tenure was during Vajpayee’s NDA government. In 1998, Advani put Modi in charge of directing future Gujarat election campaigns in – ironically – Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. Modi also organised L.K. Advani’s Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya and a march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.

The same man who behaves like a “dictator” in Gujarat appears flexible enough – and presumably sensible enough – to behave differently when leading a national coalition than a state. A group of senior leaders like Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Yashwant Sinha and others will however have to work closely and professionally together to outline the party’s policies on economic reforms, Pakistan, China, internal security and social development.

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The 2002 riots took place four months after Modi was asked to go to Gujarat as Chief Minister by the BJP’s national leadership following Keshubhai Patel’s resignation in October 2001. Several Hindu-Muslim riots had occurred under previous BJP governments and – most virulently and frequently – during the near-30 years of Congress rule.

It took Modi three days to end the 2002 carnage in which over 1,000 people died, three-quarters of them Muslims. He must express regret at what happened on his watch. That does not mean accepting the charge of complicity. But expressing regret is necessary – not because it may or may not double the percentage of Muslims who voted for him in the 2012 assembly election (22%) but because it is the honourable thing to do.

Modi rightly says he works for six crore Gujaratis – not Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs or Parsis. It is the Congress that seeks to divide communities by segregating them into silos for special treatment. That is not secularism but communalism dressed up as secularism.

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Now to Rahul. Dynasty stunts a political party. Dynastic parties like the DMK,NCP,NC,Shiv Sena and SAD are bereft of the genuinely talented leaders. Once the patriarch is gone, the rest atrophy. Merit rises and then bumps its head up against a mezzanine ceiling. Everyone rises to the level of the family heir’s incompetence.

As Prof Ashutosh Varshney of Columbia University wrote in an article earlier this week, dynasty is inherently in the undemocratic and antithetical to good governance. He held – again rightly – Indira Gandhi responsible for the anti-democratic example she set with her policies.

Rahul is an unfortunate victim of this quagmire. By default, he might have to face Modi in the next general election. After a voter-friendly Budget topped up by cash transfers, the monsoon session could be the last of this parliament which may be prorogued in September 2013 following uncertainty over the SP’s outside support and Mayawati’s self-serving strategy. Elections could then be held in December 2013, four months ahead of the regular schedule.

Rahul knows Dr. Manmohan Singh, at 81-plus, will not be a contender for the Prime Ministership in 2013-14. Mr. P. Chidambaram has two Supreme Court cases coming up soon – a petition challenging his 2009 Lok Sabha election from Sivaganga by a wafer-thin majority and the Aircel-Maxis controversy. He would be a soft target for the opposition.

Sonia’s ill-health may rule her out. So Rahul it will have to be. But the Congress, stunted intellectually by its dynastic mezzanine ceiling, would prefer to protect him from defeat and preserve him for another day, another fight.

Can it? This is the dilemma the Congress will have to resolve in the next few months. But what if it does indeed boil down to a Modi-Rahul contest in 2014?

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  • http://blog.oureducation.in/2014-rahul-vs-modi/#comments DEBANKI MUKHERJEE

    I personally believe that Mr MODI will be our next Prime Minister.We can recall the various steps he had taken to upgrade GUJRAT economically by increasing industrialization,he had taken steps to assure literacy in his state.GUJRAT TOURISM industry is also at its peak.This state possesses a lot to show to others.Mr Modi is not only a powerful leader but also he can connect very well with commoners.

  • Neha S

    Hearing this for so long and now finally got a chance to speak now.
    If you ask me personally then my vote goes to Modi, because its not about just the experience but it is also about the achievement.
    We have all seen how Gujarat has changed under the monitoring of Modi, with 100% literacy rate, employment status, environmental conservation and many more.
    Had anyone ever thought of this Gujarat? And would not any body would like to live in a country like this?
    Well I would.. And i completely favor Modi.

  • Rashmi Rani

    Nobody can, of course, predict how the next general election will pan out – there is simply too much time between now and 2014 or even late 2013. But it is not unreasonable to presume that Modi and Rahul will be their parties’ respective standard bearers, even if they are not officially declared their prime ministerial candidates. Lets see what the public has decided for them. This is a very important question which will decide the fate and destiny of their respective parties.

  • Rohit Kumar

    This is big issue right now in our political streets that who will be our next prime minister of our country.The man who is considered as the face of youth,the newly appointed Vice President of the Indian National congress or the man who changed the face of Gujarat.The whole world is watching the fully developed Gujarat ,the revolution that he brought is his state is remarkable,now the country wants to see him as prime minister .The man who has been elected fourth time in a row ,must be capable enough to change the present scenario of our country which facing problems like corruption,poverty,unemployment,etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaheen.khan.73157 Shaheen Khan

    I believe that Rahul Gandhi is better than Modi bcoz modi shows more hinduism or cast ism. During gujrat revolt that modi gave a statement that if Some bdy give authority to me than I will break all the mosque of India & kill all the Muslims of India and Hindustan is d land. Muslims have no right to live here. Only bxoz of modi lakhs of people died in gujrat revolt but if he really want to control the revolt than he can do it but he did not control it. And he is more arrogant person on the other hand rahul is educated & youth & more energetic & innovative ideas to implement. I personally like that any youth rule over country or state rather than a old person.

  • pragya saxena

    in 2014 general elections il go with Narendra modi being 3 times cm og gujarat he has done a lot of work in development of its state whether its being any field..he promotes new ideas,concerns for his people and their betterment made him cm thrice,so if he’l go to delhi definately some improvement in the conditions of country will take place…..Mr. Rahul gandhi is though good but he raises voice for the youth as we all had this ideaology before..but where ha ws when such bad mishaps were taking place in his own place…????

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/107770286831285015296 kamna sengar

    modi should be next pm in india because he has lots of leader quality than rahul. Mr rahul is mostly depend on his party .He has no any personal ideas because in time of any situation where all country want to reply from government that time mr rahul is not reply.He is not interested to any further innovation.He is only join politics because he is related to politician family background but mr modi is not related to ant politician family background.He has their personally ideas at the time of speaking any election we can see that modi gives speech without any paper but in rahul gandhi case or other minister who has related to congrce party they are reading the paper in case of delhi cases our prime minister told that in last”teek hai” and in next case pakistan home minister came here and told that many thing wrong about ibndia .He told that Abu jundal is a indian man and he blamed on india but our government and rahul not speak any thing against rahmaan mailk but modi gives the reply of rahmaan malik on babari masjid case and ram mandir related case so i thing that who have no personally ideas .He is not able to make prime minister modi is right choice.
    My vote goes for modi.

  • http://twitter.com/ArpitaSardar1 Arpita Sardar

    I think there should be no comparison between Rahul & Modi.. bcoz Modi is much more experienced in political field which Rahul is not..

  • Sakshi Chaudhary

    Rahul is like the student and Modi is the headmaster, no comparison at all.

  • viyet roy

    interesting political topic :)

  • sakshi chaudhary

    for sure Mr.Modi is a good leader as he gave his contribution for the development of Gujrat bt Rahul Gandi is the future of India.As efforts made by him are unable to feel its proud.this the starting of his period n every body can taste success after a lot of hard work….

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/110669732725322613483 abhishek pareek

    there is no doubt that modi is much better than rahul gandhi. He is not leader of the party, he is the leader of all indian folks. he gives bed of roses to the gujrat and exuemes form jeoperdy situation.Startingly folks thing that Rahul gandhi is googd choice for india to become our next primeminister but folks are changing their views towords the modi.
    Modi has done a lot for gujrat and the time is come for do somthing for india. Currently In the election he proves himself that he has an ability to become our pm. In his political career he is all cleaned escape the godhra kand. But he won 24 seats out of 32 of Muslims. So folks are change their mind about this view.

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/115264497916792946947 abhishek kulshrestha

    yes it is a fact that mr. MODI will be the will win the 2014 election because the work that he had shown to the nation makes him eligible for being correct person to be opted i know that as he is a politician so he or rahul gandhi had some -ve points too but narender modi had overlapped all his -ve by showing the excellent work in gujrat .

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/117370886685577545076 shivani sharma

    Modi should be the next PM of India. He is not only the leader of party but proved himself as the leader of mass public. He made Gujarat to develop a lot and it is not a comment but he proved this by hetrick victory. He is having the capability and experience to serve the whole nation. With the support of his party members and public he can make India to develop at fast rate.He should be given an opportunity.
    On the other hand Rahul is a young politician not much experienced. He is in politics just because of his family and still with such a name at his back he had not done major thing. Rahul should get more experience and then he can be for PM otherwise he is also going to make decisions under other members pressure as our present PM is doing

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/117370886685577545076 shivani sharma

    Modi should be the next PM of India. He is not only the leader of party but proved himself as the leader of mass public. He made Gujarat to develop a lot and it is not a comment but he proved this by hetrick victory. He is having the capability and experience to serve the whole nation. With the support of his party members and public he can make India to develop at fast rate.He should be given an opportunity.
    On the other hand Rahul is a young politician not much experienced. He is in politics just because of his family and still with such a name at his back he had not done major thing. Rahul should get more experience and then he can be for PM otherwise he is also going to make decisions under other members pressure as our present PM is doing.

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/112173617360991237414 Ankit Mehta

    2014 loksabha election will not be easy for rahul gandhi.he already worked in u.p. and bihar state assembly election but not get success ,modi won third time with clear majority .under his rule the gujarat get more developed.he is being favourite of some big corporate houses .and now muslims also giving him their votes,so now u can’t say him as a hardliner.rahul gandhi comes from a politicial family .he can not understand the difficulties of a common man ,which modi can do easily.

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/100646675147114892983 Deepesh Rehi

    undoubtedly it has to be MODI ……..mr MODI was and is responsible for NEW GUJRAT ….with growing development and infinite opportunities in gujrat , where as rahul is still young and has good thinking,but no leadership and that too when he is compared with N.MODI ji …….i think MODI is he only hope who can save INDIA from these corrupted people …
    who has robbed all the funds and filled there pots…… he is a brand name for DEVELOPMENT…..MODI rules………..

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/110641904032602788028 gopesh saraswat

    i pay attention one day on headlines of news paper that modi give priority only to hindu but in india many caste survive and and give same priority to all regional and so there may be prolem to modi sir to become primeminister but from my view modi will be next primeminister Now to Rahul. Dynasty stunts a political party. Dynastic parties like the DMK, NCP, NC, Shiv Sena and SAD are bereft of genuinely talented leaders. Once the patriarch is gone, the rest atrophy. Merit rises and then bumps its head up against a mezzanine ceiling. Everyone rises to the level of the family heir’s incompetence. people likes modi and every persons wants modi because modi has ability to accomodate the country and in improvement and progress of our country so my wish is that india has need of good parliament to play our country and in development of our country @

  • VARUN KUMAR MEENA

    AS WITHUT ANY DOUBT MODI IS BETTER THAN RAHUL IN EVERY MEANS- HIS POLITICAL INFLUENCE, POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, USE OF NEW TECH FOR IMPROVEMENT IN GUJARAT AS SEEN. ALL THESE SHOWS A BETTER SIDE OF HIM
    ON THE OTHER HAND AS RAHUL BEING FROM A POLITICAL FAMILY GOT POLITICS IN INHERITINCE AS BEING CALLED TO BE THE NEXT PM OF INDIA, HAVING LACK OF RUELING AS WELL AS LEADERSHIP QUALITY I DONT THINK HE WOULD BE FIT FOR THE PM JOB.

    FURTHER AS I HEARD A JOKE SOME WHERE
    SANTA TO BANTA: AGAR MODI NEXT PM BANE TO KYA HOGA
    BANTA TO SANTA: YR, PHIR KASHMIR KA TO PATA NAHI BT PAKISTAN JARUR LAHORE KE LIYE LADHAI KREGA. :P

  • Varun

    Modi vs Rahul is such calling Sachin Tendulker vs Rohan Gaveskar…
    One is master in his field and indulged in his work of people walfare, dominating the support of the country…
    on the other hand another one is playing the role of a successer of big names in d field but not even like their shadow….

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/102796984655501186566 gaurav dusad

    in 2014 modi vs rahul it will be a great dill.because all person and all youth wait for that time.i think in rahul and modi i would like to select modi.because modi is famous for his work and for his ruls and a third time selection in gujarat election is i big victory.and this win shows a huge populerty among peoples.and if modi will a prime minster then our country will develop and growth will increase.and rahul not a popular person in youth.then modi shoud take charge.

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/109345810656905703419 akhil atreya

    its good that a aged person going to make a revolutionary changes..so i thnk modi is much better then rahul

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/118032768018842711073 amit jain

    Modi understand the problem of people and he regularly try to solve them and rahul want to do some for country and he want to fulfill his responsibility towards country and he work hard for that at his level but there his more responsibility or more expection of people towards him than his ability.modi hve done almost all thing tat people expecting from him in Gujarat.so public like him.but he think more about Gurat than country

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.burned.desire6 Abhilash Kaushik

    As per me in 2014 modi will be more profitable then to rahul.The modi has promoted himself not as a party leader but a leader of mass or an development idol where as rahul hadn’t proven himself till now now indian are more conscious than ever before in the name of development. They are not thinking for religion but for country Congress had launched rahul as a star which could shine but modi resembles himself as ground person.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suchi.maheshwari.900 Suchi Maheshwari

    I think Modi is a good leader and has done development in Gujarat far more than Rahul. He has raised Gujarat in last two elections and has been opted again as C.M. by the people of Gujarat as he is developing the state. People are happy with his work and so made him their representative again. He must be given chance in 2014 so that he can govern our country and make it more better as he has done in Gujarat. He serve the people not the caste. He serve without thinking of community and caste and work just for development. While Rahul has not proved as a good leader. Congress has never done development at that level. I think Modi must be given chance in 2014.

  • http://www.facebook.com/divya.acharya.397 Divya Acharya

    Modi is a good leader as compared to rahul because he has changed the economical condition of gujrat.
    He is a powerful,strong leader,and a good communicator too which makes him a good CM.
    he has increased the economical,industrial,other kind of progress reports of the gujrat.
    he increased the industrialisation in gujrat.that’s why people make him CM third time.
    but rahul is not such a powerful leader,yes he represents youth but by eating food with the poor people once in a year,doesn’t make him a good leader.

  • roshani mishra

    I guess modi will prove himself better than rahul..so modi must get the chance1!!

  • https://www.google.com/profiles/113560949699695631683 Ramesh Verma

    modi must be the next PM

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