Narendra Modi - a spoonful of sugar...
India- the biggest democracy of the world, representing a sixth of the world's population went to polls last month. The world watched & followed every piece of news about it! Just the whole process of elections has been a miracle in itself. Hundreds of thousands of workers, volunteers, media hours,kilmometers traveled,buses/cars used,rallies addressed & attended. With the rising summer heat, arguments,tempers, promises,allegations- everything heated up! In my entire adult life, the last one month has been the most politically charged up!
Now,over a billion Indians are waiting with excited anticipation for May 16th. An entire nation is collectively looking forward to a new beginning with renewed hope. Though the result is a forgone conclusion, as it appears from all the exit polls, the country will be glued to its TV sets & computers to follow the results as they unravel constituency by constituency.
I will miss the excitement as I will be on a flight to US. I feel really bad about it. Hopefully the wi fi on the flight should help to get news online.
But as the dust settles down, excitement ebbs, cabinet is formed & hard work of running the country begins- that's when the rubber will hit the road.
In his interview to Arnab,Narendra Modiji said that running a Government & running a nation are two completely different things! That is precisely why I am looking forward to him running my nation- just like the majority of the people in the country are.
Here are my 10 reasons why...
1) Development, Development,Development
2) Growth & Governance not just Government
3) Corruption & corrupt - both out of the window
4) National security & tough stand on terrorism
5) Focus on Education & Employability
6) Revival of India Shining
7) Rational, practical. sensible policies
8) Control Inflation
9) A Prime Minister who has pride in his country!
10) A Prime Minister who will have his own voice & make it heard to the world!
Just like Mary Poppins got a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down, I am confident the Gujarati touch of sugar in all its food, will make it easier for India to swallow its bitter pill of the past & forge ahead with strength, spirit & smiles!