April 12, 2013

The Modi versus Rahul battle reminds me of the Dhirubhai versus Nusli Wadia battle!

To me, this latest Narendra Modi versus Rahul Gandhi battle is definitely looking more like a circus with every passing day. And in this circus, a number of Congress and BJP spokespersons are looking like jokers; as are a lot of media personalities who are salivating at the prospect of an American Presidential style election – which this surely isn’t. However, yes, the more this debate is becoming bitterer, aggressive, and cantankerous, the more are the viewers watching it! So American style elections or not, this circus is certainly becoming entertaining! And say what I may, none of us can escape this circus till the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Television channels have in fact started live telecasts of speeches being delivered by Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi.

Like in a Hindi blockbuster, there is this likable guy who was born with many silver, gold and diamond spoons. He is a child of dynasty and privilege and has the power to actually make a difference. Opposing him is a person from a humble, lower caste background who has broken through barriers of caste, privilege and much more. He has had to struggle every inch of the way against all odds to achieve all that he has. And of course, he has got the most loquacious of critics all around and is called the worst of things – from ‘maut ka saudagar’ to ‘Yamraj’! It is truly like a David versus Goliath battle.

While the Congress and the UPA have completely let the nation and the voters down in a disgraceful manner over the last few years, it almost looks as if there really is no hope for India because the opposition parties led by the BJP are so helplessly weak and divided that India might have to actually endure the horror of yet another UPA regime. However, in the middle of all this, I must admit that Narendra Modi is someone that Indian politics has probably never seen. He seems to be keen on destroying the cozy relationship that the Delhi establishment has enjoyed for decades. This Delhi establishment that I allude to includes the media. And this, I feel, calls for a comparative analysis for sure!
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8 comments:

Neha said...

Best comparison ever heard for these two.

Abinaba said...

Through this article,i got to know the story of Dhirubhai and Nusli Wadia.

Vijay Singh RY said...

Either talks about BJP leaders or Congress leaders,both are corrupted to the extent we can't imagine.

simran said...

Impressive article by Arindam Chaudhuri.

Sangeeta Raipuria said...

Waiting to see a lot more in this Modi versus Rahul Battle!

tripati sharma said...

Hats off to Dhirubhai Ambani who was a man from a relatively poor background who used his talent – and the freedom that India offers – to make the world understand what a person from Gujarat could do.

sanjay said...

Narendra Modi is someone that Indian politics has probably never seen.

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