Are Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi being treated differently?



The media is going yap, yap, yap and blah blah blah over Modi and Rahul. Blah …Modi… blah… Rahul …blah blah blah.

Although open-house debates between presumptive prime ministers facing an election were sought to be introduced, albeit unsuccessfully, by the BJP’s LK Advani in 2009, it looks like the idea would really be put to test in 2014.

Already, it’s being billed as Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi: A controversial leader has ambitions to be India’s next prime minister) versus Rahul Gandhi (Rahul Gandhi Really Doesn’t Want PM Job) during next year’s general election.

Rahul Gandhi’s roadmap for his own role in government is largely hazy; he denies he wants to be India’s prime minister (although he hasn’t said he doesn’t want to be prime minister ever).

Manmohan Singh, who could be over-rated as an economist but under-rated as a politician, talked his way out recently on being asked if was keen on a third term as PM.

So, just as the nation was once left asking “after Nehru, who?” in 1964, the year Nehru died, the “who next” question once again hangs over the Congress like a puzzle.

Modi is effectively working the media and crowds up, moving from state to state in well set-up forums from where he is actually projecting himself as a presumptive prime minister, but there is less agreement – as of now — about him inside his party, the BJP, than in the media. I’m sure about that.

For a fact, the BJP has not once said Modi would be its candidate for PM. I first heard the story – you guessed it – on television discussions.

In the run-up, a positive bias for Modi has crept into the mainstream media, partly because of the UPA’s disarray and Modi’s own efficient campaign.

Modi’s status of being the pointsman of India’s financial elite has only helped. Coverage has been largely agreeable to Modi and critical of Rahul.

Take for instance, the reaction to Rahul’s recent speech to the Confederation of Indian Industry, as opposed to Modi’s address at FICCI, another industry forum.

Rahul’s speech wasn’t appreciated because it was seen short on solutions. I, for one, think Rahul did give a broad solution, if India is to be truly a successful nation.

Progress must be shared and inclusive, he said, which is to say that everybody must benefit from economic progress.

Can there be a bigger answer for India, still home to one of the world’s poorest population?

The real problem I see in Rahul is that he is neither young nor new in politics anymore. So, if he is to effectively lead the Congress, let alone the country, he must be done with his political internship.

Learning about the complexities of this nation’s politics is of course a never-ending pursuit. However, Rahul will have to demonstrate convincingly that he understands politics and is a vote catcher.

He failed in what was a test case for him: the recent UP elections. A good fisherman must catch fish.

However, to be fair to Rahul, today’s elections are no longer about a top-down approach, where a single person can generate enough goodwill to garner 200-plus seats.

There was a time when Congress candidates would just wait for Indira Gandhi to descend from a helicopter, wave her hand and help them win elections.

That era of centralized politics is over. There weren’t as many regional forces then as today.

Election outcomes are shaped by complex issues, such as caste, performance while in power, anti-incumbency, inflation so on and so forth.

And Rahul isn’t articulate enough. Articulation is critical because politics is about talking in and out of situations. It is to speeches that masses react. However, I do not doubt Rahul’s intentions, the way the centre-right cruelly does.

The media were at best naïve to expect the quick fixes and sure-shot answers to our biggest problems: corruption, tax evasion, poverty, increasing gap between rich and poor and, of course, a bottomed-out economy. The media’s attitude during Rahul speech was curious: ‘If he spoke, he must give clinical solutions’.

Modi, however, did offer solutions. Here’s how to curb tax evasion: hire a few clowns, paint them up to make them look like attention-catching jokers, and marching to the sound of drums, dispatch them to the homes of tax cheaters to publicly name and shame them. Modi said this was how he clamped on tax cheaters in Ahmedabad. Is he serious?

We need to be critical of all politicians vying for power, but we aren’t asking some obvious questions to Modi. Exactly what is Modi seeking to trumpet, when Gujarat isn’t the top state in terms of private investment, (it’s Maharashtra)? Nor is Gujarat the topper as far as per capita income goes.

Goa is, followed by Delhi and then Haryana. At the same time, Gujarat has one of poorest social indicators to which I referred in an earlier blog.

Even so, it would have been equally unfair and idiotic to have expected Modi to provide serious solutions to gargantuan issues in a talk show. Both occasions – Rahul’s speech and Modi’s — should have been about assessing their broader approach to politics and economy.

However, the media would do well to ask some questions to Modi which they haven’t been. I list out some probables.

Isn’t it the case that he plays up his big chimera of big industry and investment, while downplaying more dark chapters of poor social progress? How far does his economic showmanship match actual track records

(Gujarat, the gateway to India: fact or farce?)? What does he make of the BJP’s declining share of rural votes? What is the consensus in the BJP over his presumed candidature for the PM’s post?

Why have minorities who were victims of the 2002 riots still not been recompensed? Why did he refuse a skullcap presented to him as an honour by a Muslim? Doesn’t he believe in multi-faith?

And most importantly, how will Modi reconcile himself to the indispensable and inherent idea of an India that doesn’t presage one type of cultural ethos over all others?

I have no qualms in arguing that if we aren’t posing these questions to Modi, then we are going harsh on Rahul, but soft on Modi.

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  • bobby

    This is one of the most balanced obituary of Bal Thackerey which I have come across among host of reactions who have suddenly discovered many virtues of him

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  • Abhishek

    A wonderful obit, packed in rare and delightful anecdotes. Objective. Thanks sir!

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  • Jeered

    What sort of ******* this Vir Sanghvi is? For keeping happy its illegitimate masters happy tranny Sanghvi can go to any extent.

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    bad Reply:

    Nobody takes vir sanghvi seriously anymore after his expose. vir, how are you feeling buddy? your videos are all over youtube.

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  • Sumit Bose

    Mr Vir Dalal, this supposedly “balanced” obituary is liberally saturated with your double-speak. “long before he transformed himself into the Muslim-hating, Pakistan-bashing figure” . Correction sir, he was not a Muslim hating person, his personal physician was Dr. Jalil Parkar, and if he really was a Muslim-hater as you have predigested him to , then common sense dictates, he would not repose his health and well-being to the care of a Muslim physician.
    He was a politician and as is with all politicians, he held a certain hue of the flavour of the views around the spectrum.
    Since the rise of radical Islam, the Pakistan-loving type of Indian Muslims have become an abhorrent entity that seems to be multiplying and morphing into an “ummah-focussed” group. Now this group has always been treated as “son-in-laws” by almost the entire lot of political parties and are always willing to look the other way in any of their transgressions. He was able to position himself in the space that opposes such thoughts/acts, when he had exhausted his “sons of the soil” agenda in Mumbai and Pune.. He summed it succinctly as “landey-prem”

    This struck a immediate resonance with the larger sections of Indians, and he was very successful in high-lighting the attitude of the “candle-light holders and the pseudo-secularists. Muslim mobs could not get into riot mode in Mumbai/Pune with impunity, there was a social-response unit in place while the police awaited “orders” to get into action.
    You have let out a slip that is certain “freudian” and to us who have to tolerate your “op-eds”, long recognize it as “fraudulent”.

    ” I never held any brief for the politics of the Shiv Sena.”… Of course we all know whose whose feet you lick and grovel each waking moment of your day.

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    Rohit Reply:

    Sumit Bose, Hats off to you! what a reply.

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    Kuldeep Saxena Reply:

    Really a fine reply to Vir Sanghvi. Present day Journalists needs to be reminded about their updates on the subject in addition to make them know and be aware of the quality of writings on specific subjects instead just following the culture of their group and the political tilt.

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    RR Singh Reply:

    I salute to Sumit Bose. Muhtod Jawab.

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    Amit Reply:

    Good slap to this Dalal…. Well done Bose ji……..

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  • Umesh

    The author is so biased and has a jaundiced vision. He is happy in making his masters happy and get his piece of bone.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_REXIP2I2IBCPZ5WB2H6WZXBK3I R.S Harits

    very well written. I enjoyed reading it. like some blind folks description of an elephant goes, Bal Thackeray was real,the way their perceptions went.

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  • devil_wheels

    Somehow it is no consolation that he could be funny, charming or pleasant company. The fundamental persona was the public one and that was unlovable. Unless, of course, one happens to love the destructive, even of innocuous things like Valentine’s day cards.

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  • Guest

    Balasaheb is right. Our columnist needs to spend a little time on the treadmill.

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  • Guest

    Could the law minister have been Ramrao Adik ? Drank like a fish, lost his job as Dy CM because he got drunk on an Air India flight and misbehaved with an air hostess.

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  • death of a goonda

    AT LEAST WE CAN NOW CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY IN PEACE

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  • Salil

    I hope as you have consistently referred Mumbai as Bombay you would also call Chennai madras ani Kolkatta as culkatta whenever you refer them. I see is this is deliberate attempt not to respect maharashtrian’s views. You expect others to respect you but you wouldn’t respect them. Right? Or is it something different when others incite emotions and regional pride and when Maharashtrians do?

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    Umesh Dinkar Raut Reply:

    Already have typed my views to Sandeeps post above, but wanted to acknowledge Salil too, :0..

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  • Plumbline

    John 3:15-18…….

    15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal
    life.

    16 “For God loved the
    world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes
    in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the
    world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

    18 “There is no
    judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in
    him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son…….

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  • Desi UK

    “it is impossible for any rational person to support, let alone defend, many of Thackeray’s statements or actions” Mr Singhvi, this statement can go with any and every political party in India including your patrons Congress. I don’t know of a political party which is perfect. Didn’t Congress workers killed Sikhs, doesn’t RJD or SP or BSP’s local goonda throw their weight around? Shiv Sena’s brave or foolish to openly admit it’s sins which gives your lot an opportunity to ostracize them.

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  • Desi UK

    “it is impossible for any rational person to support, let alone defend, many of Thackeray’s statements or actions” Mr Singhvi, this statement can go with any and every political party in India including your patrons Congress. I don’t know of a political party which is perfect. Didn’t Congress workers killed Sikhs, doesn’t RJD or SP or BSP’s local goonda throw their weight around? Shiv Sena’s brave or foolish to openly admit it’s sins which gives your lot an opportunity to ostracize them. There are things which Shiv Sena do that I can defend particularly not having Pakistanis & illegal Bengladeshis on our soil. They divided our country in name of their religion now they have their own country and they don’t need to steal poor Indian’s job. At the same time I can not for a moment defend their actions against law abiding fellow Indians who want to live & work in Mumbai peacefully. There are things that Congress does like Nuclear Deal that I support. Bottom Line is and an experienced journalist you should know better – All actions of any political party can not be defended at all times. At times they are irrational and indefensible.

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  • sandeep deshmukh

    “Not bad going for a middle-class Maharashtrian, who would never have been allowed into their offices when he started out.”- well what more does one say about the utter hate, guys like you have for middle class maharashtrians?. But, Mr. Sanghvi, if i may say so, is it not a fitting reply to all those who thought/think like you?..i bet, if have the guts, go, say this at any remote Sena Shakhas, not in, Dadar, Andheri or in Mumbai(it’s no more BOMBAY as you often call it, case of bad education maybe or mental diarrhea ) but some remote village shakha, you’ll get very good reply.

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    Umesh Dinkar Raut Reply:

    After reading through the (somewhat arrogant, but haven’t all the people who ‘call themselves journalists’ been so?) article, I was angry to read this ‘Bombay’ ever so so often by such idiotic pen-holders ( and many a newsreader/s on TV) that I was thinking of a fitting reply to them. But thought of checking these replies just to see how many of us have felt it and I find this. Thanks Sandeep for pointing it out to all those Mumbai haters who flock (like vultures) to this great city just because their hometowns are not able to feed their stomachs and egos enough.

    Every time someone tries to live in British era like this, we know how to deal with it. But by virtue of our great tradition, as Hindus we are taught to be tolerant and forgiving; in the beginning we tend to be polite.

    The just departed great soul, only second to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, has shown us our strength and weakness (mentioned above) and has united us under ONE GOAL.

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  • kk raja

    PRIDE IN PREJUDICE
    Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray, rest in peace..For Mumbaikars , the demise of the old and ailing Sena chief could well mean the beginning of an end of a legacy he left behind. And for those who were at the receiving end of this legacy, it could even meana sigh of relief. Such was the persona of the man called Balasaheb Thackeray that it attracted both, instant reverence and revulsion in equalmagnitude. Lakhs of people who thronged the streets of Mumbai to pay obeisanceon his final journey represented those who were held captive in imagination ofhis cult status for more than four decades.
    Lakhs others,staying indoors are those who detested his very cult that
    threatened their existence and identity.Love him or hate him, one just cannot ignore Balasaheb.
    Obituaries are pouring out by minutes in channels after channels from distinguished figures of media and politics. Some plain speaking, but mostly exaggerated glorification. Critical reviews are conspicuous by their absence. If one rewinds and plays important milestones inthe life and times of Balasaheb, on what he stood for, the ideas he espousedand most importantly the legacy he started and presided over most part of his political life, the truth could be bitter and hard. For, it was anything but a saga consistent with a rational, non-coercive and secular values. Balasaheb was undoubtedly gifted with anintuitive skill to sense the fissures within our social fabric, divided on caste ,religion, language and ethnic origins. It is no co-incidence that he realised the potential of a huge political capital in this divided sense of identity, particularly in a metropolis city like Mumbai. Considered historically as a city of opportunities, it was only natural that people from across the country of all hues would pour into Mumbai, to eke out a living or to realise their dreams. Mumbai was destined to have a multi-layered composition of its populace . Plurality in terms of language, religions and ethnicity has always been the essence of its identity. A talented Political cartoonist then, for Thackeray, this was a perfect setting to arouse and incite a dormant regional identity of the Maharashtrians, giving birth to a myth called “Marathi Manus”. Deftly using a combination of satire, sarcasm and vitriolics, his oratory and prose succeeded in solidifying this myth in the minds of aimless, rudderless Marathi youths of an entire generation.

    Marginalisation and cultural isolation in own homeland is indeed a strong passion of victimhood that has huge political value. Thackeray the politician used it unabashedly as an effective currency and a potent tool to carve out a distinct political space in Maharashtra. Shivsena ,thus became the Nazi party of this Fuhrer, Sainiks his storm troopers let loose on the streets. The agenda was plain and simple. Threaten, persecute and terrorise all “outsiders”- read non Maharashtrians. This adorer of Adolf Hitler could shockingly play out with impunity the dangerous game of identity politics, as long as there were targets. From south Indians to Gujaraties to North-Indians(UP/Bihar) to Muslims,heand his party invented the causes that were inimical to the interests of his Marathi manus, and so accordingly targeted.What he preached through the party mouth piece “Saamna” , his storm troopers would practice on the streets of Mumbai and Pune. The “Pride” instilled in the Marathi Manus was borne out of prejudice against targetgroups, rather than positive virtues. Thankfully the goons in the guise of Sainiks could not carry out ethnic cleansing and restricted their terror tactics toextortions, destructions, arson and injuring their victims. Slowly yet firmlythis paper tiger sent a strong signal to all non-natives that they were not
    welcome in Mumbai. As he grew in strength, he colonised other parts of
    Maharashtra notably Pune. For those who chose to stay on and continue to workin Maharashtra, he sought a tacit compromise. That is, to give in to his
    dictates’ as and when he issues them.

    Later, as he and his senseless game of identity politics became increasingly irrelevant and a stale theme to arouse or disrupt, he expanded his themes .Although Balasaheb exhibited extreme right wing Hindu nationalistic ideology, the new targets like works of art and literature had wider implications than the narrow Marathi manoos cause. Ironically some of them, like his steadfast stand against any concession to Pakistan or whole hearted support to the Indian Army during the Kargil war were indeed welcome deviations. But essentially, he remained every inch a fuhrer till end. He revered in imposing his will on others, could not brook any dissidence or
    disagreement. Loyalty to him was the ultimate virtue. Authoritarianism, just as
    his idol Hitler, came naturally to him. Even Bollywood and business community could not afford to earn his ire and overtly offered obeisance to him to remain in his good books. The legacy of Balasaheb Thackeray, if at all there is one is unmistakably that of regional extremism, intolerance, rigidity of
    misplaced ideas, coercion ,vandalism,arson, rioting, and plain goondaism. All
    of them, when put in one basket is what Shivsena stand for today ,in stark
    contrast and incongruent to the of 21st century progressive mindset.

    Ironically Balasaheb’s legacy of intimidation played out most eloquently even in his death. While the Mumbai police issued advisories to mumbaikars as if some calamity has struck, Streets and by lanes of this maximum city wore deserted looks with shops and services closing down, peopled remained indoors in hushed silence stocking up essentials for the impending crisis, the designs of the lurking legacy was unmistakably sinister..

    With the end of the phenomenon called Balasaheb Thackeray, his hard core followers may feel deeply marooned. His progenies, Son Udhav and nephew Raj have inherited his legacy to a great extent, both genetically and by virtue of closeproximity. MNS,the mutated version of Shivsena is promising to outdo the latter in the dangerous game of identity politics. But eventually, like all such parochial mindsets, they are all destined to be lost in the sands of time as they will become irrelevant in the growing globalised identity and priorities of Mumbaikars.

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  • d

    I think people needs some kind of mannerism and intellectual thinking to understand Vir’s article. Some people are always ready to influenced by unethical leaders without using their brain in a aggressive manner which leads to create problems to many.. I think people should be more sensible before following up any personality or figure or before burning anybody’s shop or house for stupid reasons they should use their own mind…

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    THE BLOG IS IN BAD TASTE. ADOLF HITLER WAS PROUD PERSON AND NEVER COMPROMISED ON HIS BASIC CONVICTIONS.AFTER DEFEATIN FIRST WORLD WAR AND HUMILIATING CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY ALLIES ,ADOLF HITLER OR FUEHERER ,GAVE GERMAN SELF RESPECT AND PREPARED A NATION WILLING TO AVENGE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    BALA SAHEB WAS A CONGRESS CREATION.INITIALLY USED BY CONGRESS TO FIGHT COMMUNIST UNIONS IN MUMBAI,WHO HAD A STRONG HOLD ON MILL WORKERS OF MUMBAI.UNIONS WERE DESTROYED AND SO WERE MILLS. BALA SAHEB NEVER TOOK REIN OF THE GOVT.

    THE PROBLEM IS ROOT I.E. CONGRESS WHO CREATES AND PURSUES SUCH POLICIES,WHICH PROMOTE REGIONALISM.THE PROBLEM OF MAHARASHTRA WAS CREATED WHILE REORGANIZING STATES.IF LANGUAGE WAS THE BASIS THEN WHY SO MANY MOVEMENTS WERE NECESSARY.EVEN TODAY ISSUE OF TELENGANA,HANGS IN AIR.

    IREAD NO WHERE MENTION OF CONGRESS.

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  • Mitra

    Disgusting silly, sycophantic article. Thackerey was a public person, we are not interested in his private life. How many kids lost their parents because of this goonda? We don’t care whether a fascist like him liked movies or was privately funny. It is very disappointing that Vir is trying to make light of his crimes by showing his private side. It doesn’t matter to a mother who lost her kid because of these goons that Thackerey could be funny. I wonder why our journalists are so deferential to powerful people – is it because they expect to receive or receive lot of favours?

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  • http://twitter.com/rahulgrover88 CArahulgrover88

    he already said , secularism is India first to him , he was asked question on everything from malnutrition to economic progress of gujarat , this author has history of writing juvenile blogs , the man who won thrice with 2/3 majority majority in my view answers all the questions, why he didnt write about questions asked to rahul? , 2 question ,he took 34 minutes and didnt answer what was asked , Modi is far far better than Pappu, RG said power is poison and then you seek power, what u think people are stupid and dont come harsh on him ?and modi answered all well questions well , thats why gujarat elected him thrice with 2/3 majority

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  • Nirav

    Zia haq… Now u should know why people call u muslim and not n Indian…long way for namakharams like you to go …to become fit to deserve this nation

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  • hramkhor_zia

    why should Modi have to wear a skullcap? He is not a muslim! Why don’t you question any Muslim leader for not putting a tilak on their foreheads? You are willing to pardon thousands of Congress’ yuvraaj’s mistakes and yet you dare to find faults with Modi? You should be ashamed of yourself. The whole media has been extremely critical of Modi while being sycophantic to Gandhi parivar. This media does an extreme disservice to India and we should root out such morons and publicly embarrass them. STOP YOUR BIASED ARTICLES!

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    Patriotic Indian Reply:

    Modi has to wear skullcaps so that he can show to muslims in a multifaith society that in spite of India is a Hindu country Hindus are stupid to become secular and now Muslims need not show that they are patriotic first and muslims second. Modi has to wear skullcaps since he is a Hindu but a muslim does not have to do anything to cater to sensitivities of HIndus since Hindus are not capable of standing for themselves. Modi has to wear skullcaps since Zia says so. Can Modi ask Zia to become Indian first and muslim second? The answer is NO. So Modi should wear skullcap since Zia and Seema Mustafa can be terrorist supporters on payroll of Dawood Bhai but still Hindus dont realize that. Modi has to wear skullcaps since everyone in Saudi, Egypt, and Pakistan wears skull caps…so what if Saudi is muslim anarchy and Pakistan is a terrorist infested country? And by the way, by wearing skullcaps Modi can show that he is Muslim friendly as muslims vote as a bank, they have grown from 7% post independence to 20% now and they will continue to grow to 50% soon by importing more from Bangladesh.

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  • Shiva Prasad

    I agree with you that since you are a muslim, you are going to use the power of pen to manipulate and go after modi in the name of journalism and pretend to be non-biased blogger while writing about Raul. Its ok. We got it. You think people are stupid and they can’t see the underline tone of your blogs. Lets look at the facts. Is it very important in a mult-faith society for Modi to wear a skullcap? Will you be ok in a multi-failth society to eat Pork or pray in front of a temple? Modi is a politician and he does not need to wear a middle eastern culture of Islam of skull caps borrowed by Indian muslims. If this was a cultural thing like wearin a Gandhi cap and Modi refuses but how can you blame him for cap? Come on Zia you know and we know that this is bull. Lets look at other questions you asked to Roul. You ask a question and then conveniently say that Roul is not responsibile for answering that question. Wow. Now, lets look at Gujrat. When you talk about Gujrati riot victims how come in a multifaith society you dont ask about those Hindu victims which were burnt in a Hindu Country openly when they were returning from Ayodhya? How come you as a non-biased journalist not ask the question to Modi about compensating all victims irrespective of muslim riot victims?

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    ShivaPrasad, the continous din over a decade has effectively blocked out that nearly 250 Hindus were killed by the so called “victims of genocide” during the same riots. Even the common Indians were unaware of it and even you seem oblivious to those numbers of Indians killed, besides the people who were burnt at the the compartment by the “victims of genocide”.

    Leave alone this ZiaMian, even the courts seem to treat those deaths as non-existant, because there exits no Corrupt Party, no Zakia, no Teesta Setalvad, no Mallika , no R@NDITV to shed any tears for them.

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    piyush Reply:

    shiva nice ques bro….we are seculars….we believe in multi faith,…and so does modi

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  • Shiva Prasad

    We have few problems with Indian press/media and so called these bloggers like Zia and newspapers like HT and journalists like Seema Mustafa, Barkha, Sardesai, Josey Josephs of the world. First, the owners of NDTV, HT, are all sold to Congress anyway. For them it is a matter of money and so Congress with its full kitty after looting for 65 years can give all the money to media/press to buy them out. Next, comes the hindu journalists. They are all for SALE and some of them are leftist intellectuals who are ok to follow communism, islam, christianity but they are anti-Hindus. The one’s who are on sale like Barkha gets paid from ISI routed through Dawood to control Indian media. And the rest of the journalists are fundamentalist journalists like Seema Mustafa, Josey Joseph or Zia for who their religion comes first, then journalism second and being Indian is the last or never a priority. Show me any Islamic country where minorities gets equal rights except Turkey which is also going now Islamic. In Saudi, Porkistan, Iran, Iraq, or even Malaysia there are no rights for minorities. Islam preaches no multifaith so when you are in a minority then people like ZIa talk about multifaith society blah blah but when they become majority all rights are curbed of minorities. Everywhere they fight with Christians but when it comes to India Muslims are supporting Christian Sonia. WHY?

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  • Truth

    Dear Editor @ Hindustan Times, If you can’t find meaningful journalists/writers, I’ll write articles for you’ll but please do not employ such freelancers who bring disrepute to journalism. Gandhi is NO WHERE COMPARABLE TO MODI. Becuase everyone wears different types of topis doesn’t mean that MODI also wear skull-cap. Secularism does not get exhibited by merely wearing a skull cap but by exhuding in ones actions. You’ll want to stay Muslims and hence you’ll are not becoming Indians. Rahul Gandhi is a mere meowing cat, but MODI has got a LIONS ROAR. SIT has given him clean chit, don’t you Muslims understand that India is losing a leader by unnecessarily embroiling him in 2002 riots where he had absolutely no role to play.

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  • Roger

    Typical write up from someone who can’t see real difference between Modi and Rahul. Modi isa doer. He may be exaggerating his capabilities and so may be media. But Rahul is really a moron who started with a golden spoon encrusted with diamond which today looks like an aluminum one, like his father who proved to be hugely incompetent. Nehru dynasty post Mrs. Indira gandhi is nothing but a joke – full of nincompoops, charlatans and cheats.

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  • Javed

    gujrat is not first in this .. state X is first, guj is 3d

    gujrat is not first in that … state Y is first, guj is 2nd

    gujrat is not first in abracadabra .. state Z is first guj is 4th

    it takes scores of other states to together keep guj out of first position. but hv u ever wondered d1ckheads – if guj is near top in many many indices what positive effect it has on people’s lives? what is means cumulatively? look at overall picture not some pedantic stats to suit your biased agenda

    Admit it Modi has done an excellent job, and we DONT just deserve him as PM, we desperately NEED him.

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  • Javed

    and all those writing slanting drivel on positive of Rahul Gandhi – can you enlighten us on 1 thing in clear decisive way

    What are Rahul’s achievements that make our lives better? making it easy – Explain only one

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    DingDongDig Your Grave Singh Reply:

    Yes I have 1…in fact…many …many…ok let me think…yes…I have some….well some you know….oh…ok let me try hard again..let me put some pressure on my brain and see if I can come up with one achievement of Roul….well…does it qualify if I say Roul is a brother in law of the Billionaire (from looten money) of a private citizen Robert Vadra? NO? Ok…let me try again…how about…Roul is the son of the white supremist fascist mafia one family Christian Sonia? No…ok…ok I got it…there is one more…Roul can be spelled as Rahul in Hindustan…NO? Ok…ok…one more try…Roul’s achievement are the he is the VP of the family party of Congress…no..that is not an achivement? Oh …how about this..Roul can drink sterlized milk flown from Italy (off course from Indian Cows that were imported by Italy hundreds of years ago) at a Farmers hut in any opposition party states such as Bihar or Karnataka and then have to immediately be cleaned by sterlized water. NO? Ok man I give up…Roul is Roul…and that is an achivement…as he is the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. NO? Thats not true? Oh well….I am not answering this question then. I am me, myself and Roul.

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    raul baba ka ghanta Reply:

    hahhahhahhahahahhaaaaa…….how bout this, Rahul was caught redhanded in US for possession of drugs and is an imbecile, illiterate, was thrown out of harvard Univ where his admission was guaranteed by a large donation by his family….oh these are not achievements, then you must be asking a wrong question. rafool forever………er Raul forever……whatever……………..

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    Anonymous Reply:

    That is superb. I just can’t stop laughing.

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    kanishka Reply:

    Direct result of a lucky sperm who won the race of its survival almost 44 years ago and grew 70 inches from mere 0,001 inch in just first 18 years.

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  • anil

    Stop taking Modi’s and Rahul’s name in same breath.

    It’s simply an insult to people’s consciousness. to see some one like Modi is being compared to Rahul.

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  • Mahmood Miyan

    Modiji was elected many times, the state has the best roadsystem, power surplus, enough water and people like Modiji and voted for him and BJP again and again. This is in spite of Congress using money power to make sure he does not win. Now, if you think Gujrat is second in this or third in this…well it is good enough for the people of India. So dont play your Muslim card Zia. Lets be thankful to Hindu India for being secular and accomodating. People like you are mis-using your so-called Journalist background to write wrong things. Lets not divide India into Hindus and Muslims. India went through this once and that’s enough. Muslims have to modernize, come into the mainstream, and show that in spite of India being divided on religious grounds, we are not going to let down the faith bestowed on us by fellow Hindus in believing in us. It was these fellow Hindus who decided to become Secular so that Muslims can be accomodated post-Independence in spite of separation. In return, Muslims should not let down Hindus and their trust. If muslims are truly nationalist, they need to join NDA and kick foreign forces like US, Sonia, out of India. Even MMS needs to retire and go back to US and work for Walmart or IKEA.

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  • Anonymous

    Just ONE reason why I should vote for Rajiv Gandhi. This guy by virtue of his family connection hogs the limelight , NEVER WENT TO A UNI, hopeless orator , lead a high life spending time abroad with a firangi girlfriend.

    MODI USED TO SELL TEA WITH HIS BROTHER IN TRAIN STATION, will he know india better or Rahul Maino gandhi. Does he know the REETI RIWAZ of this country , HE IS HALF ITALIAN.

    Also perception is everything , people think Modi will bring economic betterment, with rahul people think he is mama;s boy and that;s about it.

    Any doubt as to whether a single leader can harness electoral votes , refer to a certain MAMATA BANERJEE who caused an upheavel SINGLEHANDEDLY,THE LIKE OF WHICH HAS NOT BEEN SEEN IN LAST 100 YRS..
    There were few groups to contend with , like all the CPM unions in every facet of life in bengal, yet she triumphed, SAME AWAITS MODI.

    BJP is quite right in keeping the name of PM candidate ambigous. Otherwise NDA will fall apart so soon and all the attention diverted in castigating modi.as if he hasn’t got enough cacophony on gujrat riot.

    I for a moment don;t expect Modi to cure all the ills of india BUT ATLEAST WE WONT HAVE A GOVT WHOSE MARRIED WITH GROWN UPCHILDREN SPOKESPERSON HAS ******** IN HIS OFFICE IN LIEU OF OFFERING A JUDGE’S POST.

    No wonder there is so much rape in delhi
    Also hopefully Modi will clamp down on media houses bribed by congress like NDTV

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1536964702 Arshad Mohsin

    The actual questions that should be asked to nincompoop Modi have to be these. 1.Why does he think a tea seller can outsmart highly educated,cultured and secular Indians in solving national problems ? 2.How much does he know about the physics and chemistry of photovoltaic cell as to recommend solar panels on Indo-Pak border ? Why does he believe that after killing 3000 innocent muslim men, women and children he can get away with it so easily ? Does he think 30 crore Indian Muslims have got no courage to revenge their martyres in Gujarat ? Why does he think that corporate India can buy him the PM’s seat against popular will ?

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    Javed Khan Reply:

    Mohsin Mian here are the actual questions we should ask Muslims like you happen to remain in India even though a country was carved out of HIndustan for you all and it was called Pakistan so that you all can go there. Then what happened. How come you and your forefathers stayed in India? Now back to basics. A tea seller knows more about India than this so called highly educated cultured psuedo secular people like MMS and Roul and Salman Khurshid who probably are not in touch with any ordinary Indians. Second he doesn’t have to know physics or chemistry…he is not our Chief Scientist for God’s shake…he is a duly elected administrator of one of our states where Indians elected him. Off course, you will disagree with these Indians who elected him again and again but you are you ready to be unpatriotic to go with a foreign born fascist christian lady since it plays well with your religion…as they say for you India can go to hell as long as you are are a muslim first. Now, more importantly we Indians believe in our SC more than these politicians. Even our CJI is a muslim. In spite of SC having a muslim CJI, our democracry has shown that even after so much effort by people like you and Theesta and other fundamentalist SC has not found anything against Modi. Now, if you dont stop blaming him for 3000 innocent muslims then man…you need to go back to Porkistan. 30 Crore Muslims should be worried about showing courage to go against their fundamentalsist mullah, and people like you and Zia.

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    Ramdev Reply:

    I agree with Javed. Lets give respect to Modi and look at the facts. I agree we believe in SC and SC in spite of the best efforts of all have not found anything against Modi. In fact, SC has to reprimand (dont know why she was not sent to jail) Teestha for falsyfying testimonials. Now, if Modi said go and kill muslims that is not right..but he didnot. Was he not effective in controlling the riots immediately…well he was not. So was MMS not when it came to Assam or J&K or other places. Does that make MMS, Sonia, Chiddu and others guilty. They didnt control the Sikh riots. So does that make Sonia and Rajiv (post dead) guilty? Now the facts are that I am proud that Modi didnt wear Skull cap. He is hindu and he never said he needs to pretend to be something else. He also didnt say that muslims cannot wear skull caps in Gujrat and that would be not right. Instead what I hate is Mullah Mulayams and Sonia who pretend to be muslim friendly and wear all these skull caps but in reality are looters of our society as a whole. Lets give kudos to Modi for standing up in what he believes in and still able to convey that message not falsyfhing.

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    kanishka Reply:

    K2E, what was the qualification of Mohmad, the pedo whom you follow as a model?

    A tea seller knows more than a person livng in palace, about the real problems of real people. He has not sold the tea in his 45 years of adult life. He has run one of the most progressive state successfully since 2002. Unlike Papistan, India PM or CM has an army of able and competent advisors in each area and they take decision based on advice. True leader needs vision for future and convince the followers. Modi has both. You are a looser Jehadi and has no idea of Indian politics.

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    Mohmad Chutiya Reply:

    Moh-mad had lots of qualifications as a human monster. He was a nymph who had many wives. He married even a 9 year old daughter of his friend and claimed Allah told him so. He created this world’s fanatic cult called Islam where he borrowed eastern philosophy and then twisted it for his own benefit. He wanted multiple gals so there you go..Islam allows multiple wives. He used women as object of his desire so there you go…put them in Burkha and make them serve the husbands. Mohammed saw that his country Saudi was a poor country (at that time oil was not discovered) so he said come to mecca at least once in lifetime…so that his country’s economy can benefit. If Allah is everywhere why go to Mecca? Yeah Yeah…justify it till the cows go home. Ok…so more on Moh-mad. He justified the most brutal religion in the name of God (Allah) by stating that one can butcher an animal and let them die painfully. How inhuman Mohmad was? Then kill all the Khafirs…even though they can be good huamns?

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    Mohsin Chutiya Reply:

    Mohsin Bhai, you are telling me that a foreigner who happens to be a Christian, who was a maid and waitress, who is from Italy where Fascism came from, Sonia who is a mafia white supremist is OK but an Indian born patriotic person of a Hindu India who is not guilty of any crime is not worthy of becoming PM? Unfortunately, Mohsin Bhai we are the sufferers. We gave your forefathers land called Porkistan to go and live there didnt realize that you all will end up taking our land and still stay here and try to screw us. Also, instead of making Patel as our PM we ended up making nincompoop Nehru as our PM who in return brought us to this stage where when we got independence we were told that muslims will move to Porkistan and we had about 3 crores of you left over in India and today you have grown to 30 Crores where 10 crores are illegal in India from Bangladesh. And by claiming that Modi killed 3000 innocent muslims is like saying you all muslims killed Hindu Pundits in J&K, you all muslims killed all the terrorist attacks in India which is not the case right? So stop blaming Modi and start to blame Jinnah, Bukhari, Owaisi, SIMI and others for your this fate.

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    Maurya Reply:

    first of all India does NOT have 30 crore muslims- That is a popular Islamist lie, to increase Islamic influence in india. 30 crore will be the total number of muslims in India and Pakistan combined! India has less than 15% muslims….125 crore- 15% = less than 18 crore muslims!!! You just doubled it eh??Nice taquiya!!! I am surprised nationalist commentators usually believe this 30 crore islmist **** and dnt try to dispute it!

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    Michael Fernandes Reply:

    What he meant was that they are 15 crores now and they are ready to take another illegal Bangladeshi’s and Myanmar Muslims to the tune of 15 crores. Look at this from India’s perspective. These Desh Drohi’s (unpatriotic) bas…tards will even claim Bangladeshi and Myanmar muslims into India does not matter if it hurts India as a country. These nalayaks will sell the country in the name of religion. Why Gandhiji Why? Why didnt you let these desh Drohi’s leave the country? From 1947 to 1948 you could have created a safe corridor where all muslims can leave India once for all. Why Gandhiji Why? Why are we stuck with these anti-nationalist zeolats. They are ready to partner with faschist white christian sonia and anti-Indian muslims from Bangladesh who bring in ISI routed money and fundamentalism. How do we get rid of these people? Boycott Shahrukh Khan and all the so called Khans and muslims in real life? If they are going to make it Modi versus muslims even though modi is not guilty should we make it hindu versus muslims? This is the Congress we voted which divided us into muslims and hindus? No muslim talked like this as anti-nationalist before? WHY?

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  • Proud Indian

    Weired I always thought that pseudo secularist (read anti Hindu media was always critical of Modi (or for any other good leader) and were so in love with anyone from the dynasty (read ghandhis). I have mot seen even a single article questioning the qualification of Papu Ghandhi. None nada WHY? Because he is the nawab, the anointed one from the dynasty and you should not ask any questions like that. Journalists (Read pets of dynasty) should keep on getting their wages from the big darbar and keep on bending their heads on the doors there. Shame on you Zia Haq,

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  • kanishka

    @Author “Progress must be shared and inclusive, he said, which is to say that everybody must benefit from economic progress. Can there be a bigger answer for India, still home to one of the world’s poorest population?”

    How is Modi stopping Muslims from eating the fruits of double-digit development which has reached every where in Gujarat, is beyond the educated readers? Is he stopping Muslims from walking on the roards, not getting electric connections that has reached every village, not letting the water drink from the piped connection? Has Modi changed any law or introduced any law that descriminates on the basis of religion being Muslim?

    Miaji, you are NOT worried about dozens of states where there is either very little or no progress. Nitish has raised the level of child malnutrition to an alarming level of 82% which, in your narrow opinion, is INCLUSIVE becasue it takes care of all children of non-elite Biharis. Funny and strange how your argument can pass even the smell test to appear in HT.
    Any growth rate which is 6% or below is just status quo if you take into account the 30-35 million new mouths added every year. The growth in UPA2 is under 6%. So there is in fact no growth under Khangrace so what is threre to share?

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    Kanishka, wonderful posts and very germane to the blow the blinkers worn not only by this ZiaMian, but by the entire english media. Keep it up, you are very effectively neutralizing the pseudo-sickulars and pseudo-arabs.

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  • kanishka

    @Author “Why did he refuse a skullcap presented to him as an honour by a Muslim? Doesn’t he believe in multi-faith?”

    The day Mauni baba MMS accepts and WEARS a skull cap or Khangrace Soniamma wears a BURKA presented to her, we will ask Modi to accept the skull cap.

    BTW, Modi did accept a shawl with Koranic verses in the same function. Google it agnorant.

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  • kanishka

    April 20, 2013 – Modi took on those criticizing Gujarat, saying,
    “The prime minister MMS Mauni Baba today presented an award for
    excellence in public administration in the organization category,
    for Gujarat’s skill development program.

    This award has shut the mouths of
    those like ZIA Mian who are trying to defame Gujarat and spread lies about the state

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  • kanishka

    -“INCLUSIVE GROWTH” HAS BECOME A NEW CODE WORD used against Modi by Khangrace menions REPLACING SECULAR. INCLUSIVE GROWTH COMES FROM EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT COMES FROM NEW INDUSTRIES AND SERVICES WHO HIRE PEOPLE WITH SIKLLS.

    Modi govenment has provided 800 crores for 60 million Gujaratis in 2013 budget ONLY FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT while UPA/Khangrace has provided only 1000 crores for the entire country of 1250 million and employement comes from GOOD GROWTH OF INDUSTRY, SERVICE AND GOVERNANCE which Modi has been providing in Gujarat since 2002.

    Are you trying to pull wool, not just over the eyes of the readers but all over their BODIES? You looser.

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  • bob the mango man

    Rahul is like a demure bride who desparately wants to be screwed, but keeps on denying the desire to show the world her demeanour!

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  • kanishka

    Like a box of parrots, Aakar Patel, Ram Guha, others and also ZIA,
    everyone in the media used to talk about “Malnutrition” in Gujarat until March 2013 report of the CAG.. Even students who were called for debates were tutored to talk of “Malnutrition” in Gujarat. Funny huh? Malnutrition is a national problem and so too in Gujarat, maybe across the
    world in many countries. But where the other tags failed they are now into the “Malnutrition” song and dance routine. Here’s how their mundane rant has become and how foolish it really sounds:

    Great roads in Gujarat: Okay, but what about malnutrition?

    Great infrastructure in Gujarat: Okay, but what about malnutrition?

    24X7 Power supply: Okay, but what about malnutrition?

    24,400 MW installed capacity in 2012: So what? What about malnutrition?

    Drinking water from Sabarmati: Okay, but what about malnutrition?

    Special incentives girls: Okay, okay, but what about malnutrition?

    Crores investmented in Industry: Yeah alright, but what malnutrition?

    Women can move safely: Who cares? What about malnutrition?

    Modi is not corrupt & incorruptible: Corruption is normal, Modi is ABNORMAL, what about malnutrition?

    Sex-determination tests banned: Minor issue, what about malnutrition?

    GDP growth well above national average: Fine, fine, what about malnutrition?

    Double-digit Agriculture growth for years: See the “larger” picture, what
    about malnutrition?

    800 crores in 2013 budget of Gujarat for skill development: borrowing
    too much; you are trying to divert the issue. what about malnutrition?

    Fifth largest GDP in 2012 ($105B) increased to $138B in 2013 –
    STOOOOOP IT! TALK ONLY ABOUT MALNUTRITION

    Today just replace the word “MALNUTRITION” from above with “INCLUSIVE GROWTH” and notice the same rigmarole of pseudo-secularists.

    All the achievement in such a short span does not mean Gujarat has become a “developed” state like USA, JAPAN or Germany. Modi admits that development is a work-in-progress and there is still long way to go. Development is like a tree sapling and must be irrigated with hard work and good governance for another decade to let the tree mature to bear enough fruits for everyone to enjoy the fruits from the matured tree of development. Bribing poor with DIRECT CASH require NO development or growth and can bring laziness among all poor with inclusiveness and anarchy.

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  • suryodaya

    Unfair comments on Mr. Modi. The author of the article is from a minority community. It did not indicate the interest of Mr. Haq; is he a political writer? or he is writing for somebody? by bringing in skull cap issue, he is trying to colour Mr. Modi. The first question on this issue is: (i) why a Hindu should wear a skull cap? (2) Skull cap belongs to jewish people first, and then the muslims second. No other person will wear it. I quote from Wiki: “those of high society routinely shaved their heads, to prevent lice.
    Conversely, their skullcaps then served as protection against irritation
    from their wigs.” I found this quote from yahoo: Muslims wear the cap to emulate Muhammad. The companions of Muhammad
    were never seen without their heads being covered. In order to emulate
    their actions, Muslims throughout the world wear a variety of tagiyah
    caps, fez hats, and other headgear. Another goal of wearing a tagiyah is
    to be more like Muhammad and therefore obey and follow his tradition.
    The tagiyah cap is not a modern invention within the US-based Muslim
    community, but a tradition from antiquity. In fact, ancient Arabs had
    the habit of always wearing something on their heads. They considered it
    inappropriate not to wear headgear like the keffiyeh.” Thus, it is clear that offering Skull cap to Mr. Modi was a mischievous action by muslims; Wearing skull cap does not make a secular. Let the muslims offer the skull cap to the PM or the President. Skull cap indicates a person’s faith and surrenderbefore Mohammed, which no Hindu will accept. Hindustan times should have removed this item from the article before publishing it. It is offensive.

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    the head during prayer. Some Muslims use a prayer mat during
    salat. It is common for men to wear a tagiyah during weddings. Peace.

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  • suryodaya

    Unfair comments on Mr. Modi. The author of the article is from a minority community. It did not indicate the interest of Mr. Haq; is he a political writer? or he is writing for somebody? by bringing in skull cap issue, he is trying to colour Mr. Modi. The first question on this issue is: (i) why a Hindu should wear a skull cap? (2) Skull cap belongs to jewish people first, and then the muslims second. No other person will wear it. I quote from Wiki: “those of high society routinely shaved their heads, to prevent lice.
    Conversely, their skullcaps then served as protection against irritation
    from their wigs.” I found this quote from yahoo: Muslims wear the cap to emulate Muhammad. The companions of Muhammad
    were never seen without their heads being covered. In order to emulate
    their actions, Muslims throughout the world wear a variety of tagiyah
    caps, fez hats, and other headgear. Another goal of wearing a tagiyah is
    to be more like Muhammad and therefore obey and follow his tradition.
    The tagiyah cap is not a modern invention within the US-based Muslim
    community, but a tradition from antiquity. In fact, ancient Arabs had
    the habit of always wearing something on their heads. They considered it
    inappropriate not to wear headgear like the keffiyeh.” Thus, it is clear that offering Skull cap to Mr. Modi was a mischievous action by muslims; Wearing skull cap does not make a secular. Let the muslims offer the skull cap to the PM or the President. Skull cap indicates a person’s faith and surrenderbefore Mohammed, which no Hindu will accept. Hindustan times should have removed this item from the article before publishing it. It is offensive.

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    the head during prayer. Some Muslims use a prayer mat during
    salat. It is common for men to wear a tagiyah during weddings. Peace.

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  • suryodaya

    After reading all the comments, mostly contributed by hindus including mine, I have come to the conclusion that comments indicate very few muslims are nationalists, and Zia Haq is not one among them. A hindu friend commeted that Congress President being a christian should wear burka to show solidarity (not secularism) to Mohammed’s followers. Muslims are not adopting the Indian society’s habits and cultures, and they continue to copy and follow middle east (there is nothing called middle east p- a creation of US christians). All the muslims kingdoms and democracies are floating islands. No muslim country will accept the Indian muslims as their brothern and allow them to get employment, seek permanent residence, or citizenship. The Indian muslims are just a crowd for those island nations and assimilate their customs and traditions and not the one indians follow.

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  • piyush

    he asks if modi doent believe in multi faith…i want to ask you mr zia haq…do u believe in multi faith? if yes,then how many times in your life you have bowed in temple and wore the tika? or read the bible in church? or went to gurudwara and ate langar?

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  • Magdalenesmith

    Rahul Gandhi is a very Great Leader in the Indian Politics whenever Narendra are the Killer of Thousands of Minority Muslim in the Gujrat Violence .Rahul is not Hungry to achieve a PM post whenever Narendra Modi is so crazy to achieve a PM post .

    http://www.prlog.org/12112705-6pm-coupon-code-extra-savings-up-to-75-enjoy-2013s-big-deal.html

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    Magdalenesmit Chutiya Reply:

    Oh…and your friend Sonia is a killer of Thousands of Sikhs, Hindu Pundits in J&K, Hindus in Assam. Your friend Rahul is a playboy who failed 10th class but uses his surname to rob India. Are you one of his Chamchas?

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  • bharat

    Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi should explain how their “private company” Young Indian managed to take over 2000 crores+ worth of real estate belonging to Associated Journal/National Herald using Congress party funds and why they made Congress Treasurer Motilal Vora and Karnataka Congresswallah Oscar Fernandez 10% owner of teh CompanyPriyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen should explain the business model behind the land deals in Congress ruled states which makes the two richer by hundreds of crores.

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  • Anonymous

    Has Rahul done anything for the “aam aadmi” with his powers so far ? Has Modi done anything for the “aam aadmi” with his powers so far ? If you can find the real answers to the above two questions, you’ll know who deserves what type of treatment.

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  • Anonymous

    What drives Zia to write such blogs?
    - Absolute hatred for anything Hindu
    - Muslim communalism and separatism

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    Michael Fernandes Reply:

    Agreed. Amen.

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  • Abhi

    “Why did he refuse a skullcap presented to him as an honour by a Muslim?”
    Modi will gladly wear a scull cap if the Muslim who offered it to Modi will wear a tilak.

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  • Shridhar

    I am not a Modi baiter nor fawn over Rahul, but it is sickening to see the direction of discourse that we go into when we talk about this subject.

    Granted that a lot of people think that Rahul does not have qualify to be India’s PM or that he is the leader of Congress only because of his birth, why is it so wrong to ask some tough questions (which are valid enough) to someone we think “deserves” to be our PM?

    The only answers that we have received from Narendra Modi are those that he has chosen to answer. Is it healthy for a person we think deserves to be our PM to walk out if the question is too tough to his liking

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    Anonymous Reply:

    ANd what are the answers you have received from Rahul?

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    Shridhar Reply:

    none so far and I am not one of the “Rahul-for-PM” callers. but it disturbs me that a person who we say “is-needed” as the PM of the country chooses not to answer inconvenient questions. Whenever the questions are asked, his “supporters” choose to abuse, shout down and obfuscate rather than answer the questions.

    Narendra Modi may have done some good work in Gujarat (and I am no expert on that), but leadership cults have never done any country any good

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  • http://www.facebook.com/deepakj Deepak Jain

    Are you saying that either Prithviraj Chauhan or Manohar Parrikar should be projected as the next PM? Be objective yaar.

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  • Faulitics

    Zia Mian, don’t you have any shame at all to put out a third rate hit piece like this? That skullcap BS is laughable. If you really want to do a hit piece, atleast put some real work into it.

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  • rajesh

    its nothing but a piece of shit

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  • amitabh.jha19

    I think the basic problem of u porkistanis are that you are brainless. No matter what the whole world will do to u you will always hit them hard. What Modi has done is 1. Corruption free stat. When u see in center where people are just looting and raping india Modi clean governance is like a white spot on the black face.
    2. He taught mulism a lesson in 2002. Otherwise can u imagine what u people could do if we wouldn’t reacted that way.
    .3. He thinks.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    TYPICAL RESPONSE AS EXPECTED FROM SOMEONE WHOSE SURNAME IS JHA.
    Particularly no 2.
    Then what can you expect from a bihari bhucchar , how dalit women this ******* have defiled , no wonder ALL THE RECENT RAPISTS OF MINORS IN DELHI HAIL FROM VILLAGES OF BIHAR
    By the way I AM A MODI FAN

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  • balajimaharashtra-karnataka

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    *****(congress and bjp both are not in interests of regional people they represent the syndicate of some communities which work for wellbeing of their own communities and these communities have strong hold on telecom sector and media,

    so it is advised to all regional state people to become alert for interest of their own regional or local communities or beware to choose local parties only for better future of their childrens also……)*****

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    karnataka people should vote only for regional local karnataka parties only because :—-

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    (1)***** advani was bjp pm candidate for 2004 and failed or defeated….*****

    (2)***** advani was bjp pm candidate for 2009 and failed or defeated….*****

    (3) *****advani may want to be pm candidate for 2014 and will fail or defeated again……..*****

    (4)*****india is country of regional parties/multi state parties,*****

    (5)*****and bjp is also a regional party though it claims as national party but its hold is limited to central india or gujrat permanently ………….*****

    (6)*****and congress is only multi state-single family party though it claims as national party …………..*****

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  • balajimaharashtra-karnataka

    correct analysis :——-
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    *****(congress and bjp both are not in interests of regional people they represent the syndicate of some communities which work for wellbeing of their own communities and these communities have strong hold on telecom sector and media,

    so it is advised to all regional state people to become alert for interest of their own regional or local communities or beware to choose local parties only for better future of their childrens also……)*****

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    karnataka people should vote only for regional local karnataka parties only because :—-

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    (1)***** advani was bjp pm candidate for 2004 and failed or defeated….*****

    (2)***** advani was bjp pm candidate for 2009 and failed or defeated….*****

    (3) *****advani may want to be pm candidate for 2014 and will fail or defeated again……..*****

    (4)*****india is country of regional parties/multi state parties,*****

    (5)*****and bjp is also a regional party though it claims as national party but its hold is limited to central india or gujrat permanently ………….*****

    (6)*****and congress is only multi state-single family party though it claims as national party …………..*****

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004774505920 Harpreet Singh

    I agree with Narendra modi

    For quite some time, there have discussions at the national stage as
    why should Modi be the next PM of India. Well, the reasons are
    definitely very simple, people are supporting and in a democracy, the
    opinions of people are everything.

    Time and again, Modi has proved himself as a skilful administrator
    who has the skills to tackle difficult situation. Before Modi, Gujarat
    was in a great amount of chaos and most of his predecessors could not
    tackle the pressure. But, what Modi did was really appreciable.

    He improvised himself as per the demands of the job and converted Gujarat into a vibrant

    and peaceful state.

    At this moment, the whole of India needs a peaceful nation which can
    develop in the economic sphere too. For a long time, prolonged
    inflations and degrading administrative

    setup has caused a lot of problems in India. It’s high time now that Modi takes over the

    controls and brings India to the top of the world.

    So let us have a close look at the things Modi can do to revolutionise India’s administrative

    infrastructure:

    ✓ Modi definitely has the potential to take effective and strong
    counter-terrorist actions. He has already done a lot to reduce the
    anti-India elements that were brewing up in Gujarat. It is expected that
    he will do the same as soon as he takes over as PM.

    ✓ A serious problem that Modi has promised to solve is the problem of
    illegal immigration from neighbouring nation, especially Bangladesh.
    So, if he can deal with this problem as the PM, we can definitely look
    forward to political stability in the border districts of states like WB
    and Assam.

    ✓ Revolutionizing the economy is on the top of ‘to-do list’ as far as
    Narendra Modi is concerned. He has already done it in Gujarat by
    turning the state into one of India’s richest. So, all eyes are on
    Narendra Modi as he can really revolutionise the entire nation’s
    economy.

    ✓ Moreover, Modi is one of those few leaders who have the quality of
    keeping promises. Unlike most others, Modi’s ability of delivering on
    promises has made him a darling of the people. He has remained incumbent
    for a long time and will continue to do so as he delivers his promises
    with passion and true dedication.

    ✓ As far as security issues are concerned, Modi will take a harsh stand against all anti- national elements.

    So, these are the X-factors that make Modi the strongest contender in
    the race for PM. It is widely expected that he will be the next PM and
    help India to regain supremacy as it had in the days of Atal ji. All of
    us, from all parts of India have a lot of expectations from the
    architect of vibrant Gujarat.

    Whatever be the factors, Narendra Modi will fight with positive
    spirit against all obstructions between him and New Delhi. The entire
    nation has its eyes set on the 2014 general elections that will be the
    real test for Modi. http://modiwins.com/

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    Shah Dipesh Reply:

    I m also wid NA.MO.

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  • Anonymous

    Zia

    You seem seriously worried that MOdi is going to be the PM. Well for too long the paid media tried to blow the trumpet of Rahul… and after 9 years when Rahul spoke for the first time– he failed all. He is a raw gay who I wont even make the president of HIndustan Times, forget the PM of India. Honestly you should keep aside the money the Congress pays to bribe journalists and tell us why

    a) You wrote a sycophantic piece praising Salman Khurshid when that guy even thieves from the handicapped.

    b) Do you think burning 59 priests alive wont cause communal passions to flare up? Gujrat riots was once such madness where 1000 people both HIndus and Muslims died. But so conveniently the act of burning the 50 priests alive has been forgotton

    c) Modi has governed for 9 years. Rahul has only paid people money to blow his trumpet. Why dont you ask him to do some job– even as say a call centre guy and show us his talent?

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    engricn Reply:

    Do you think burning 59 priests alive wont cause communal passions to
    flare up? Gujrat riots was once such madness where 1000 people bot

    zhoote jansanghi kisi ka nam batao.bogey was reserved from kanpur and all passenger are alive.again i ask u to give me the name of one priest.sala zhooton ka bazar garam kar rakhkha hai.

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Thumhara gur Chacha hafees is zhoot anumbe r1. Thum jhoot bol kar katal e aamm karte ho.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I think you got this news from Madrassa disinformation times

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    engrich Reply:

    kisi ka nam batao jisko insurance ya goverment se paisa mila ho.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Zia Haq,

    you could have cut a long story about Rahul short and crisp by simply stating the stark truth: “Rahul isn’t articulate enough”. You could have also been honest enough to say that Rahul doesn’t have in him that which people look for in a PM even from a member of the dynasty.

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  • Anonymous

    If hindu leaders have to prove their secularism by wearing a topi and attending iftars then muslim leaders should don a Tilak and take part in singing vande matram. How about visiting temples to reciprocate hindu leaders visiting dargahs?

    This secularism can no longer be one way street.

    I can say with 100% confidence that 99.99% muslims are communal and majority of them are very intolerant. They should first learn to respect other faiths and people and then crib.

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    engrich Reply:

    modi should go to jail for killing innocents in gujrat during riot .all jansaghi lies are only lies.muslims are 100%communal not 99% even then if somebody kill anyone should go to gallows.this is our constitution.
    so like parvez mushshsaraf he should be sent to jail.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You muslims are only COMMUNAL nothing else.

    You killed 59 karsevaks first..so you bomb places all over the world..

    Bloody scundrels.

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  • Bhavik

    Show me an offshore account with Mr. Modi’s name on it and I will believe those who are against him. During search what you will instead find is his track record for lifting the morale and self respect and livelihood of majority of Gujaratis. While most congress leaders, sonia’s and her family members were busy depositing yours and mine money to their off shore accounts. Get real and stop pointing at one thing Mr. Modi may or may not be responsible for and focus on hundreds of scams and riots that unveiled under corrupt congress leaders. Where were they during other riots across nation, during hundreds of scams, and where were you to comment on them. If Indians don’t elect Modi as their PM you all are going to go in even dipper shit than what you already are in. While Rahul is inexperienced and soft, Mr. Modi is the only leader who is strong (speaks less, does more), experienced, and capable to regain the self respect among Indians across globe and strengthen the morale of this country especially if we want to stop our neighbors from laughing and tampering at us. If you want globe to respect India, your IT skills or entrepreneurship skills isn’t going to be enough, you need the pride in action for your country, not words which Mr. Modi has demonstrated under his leadership in-spite what few people may say. I wish I could vote for Mr. Modi as PM in 2014. Neither Pakistan, china nor Congress is going to change, what can change is who we elect next. Choice is yours to trust Mr. Modi.

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  • observer

    bangladesh tragedy………………………………………………………………………………………Some Americans feel, mistakenly, that they live in a different universe from
    Bangladeshis. However, “The American retailers supplied by the Bangladeshi
    workers routinely practice wage theft, reduce hours worked and prevent their
    employees from earning a living wage.” It is, so far, only a matter of degree.

    “Worldwide finance capitalism is the villain in this tale.”

    When we speak of people being crushed it is usually in metaphorical terms. Political defeat, and oppressions of various kinds can be described as such, but the reference is rarely a literal one.

    At a textile factory complex in Savar, Bangladesh at least 300 and perhaps as many as 1,000 garment workers were crushed to death when the building they were working in collapsed. It was the second incident of large scale fatalities involving Bangladeshi textile workers since last November when 112 people were killed in a garment factory fire.

    American, Canadian and European retailers have come to depend on sweat shops located in Haiti, Bangladesh, or China in order to maximize their profits. When Americans shop at Walmart, H&M, the Gap, or Sears for clothing bargains they often emerge with clothing made by people who risk their lives in return for very little income.

    It is too easy to blame the Walmarts of the world when these deaths take place, but Walmart is but a symptom of a larger disease. Worldwide finance capitalism is the villain in this tale and will continue to crush millions around the world as it reaches what appears to be its late stage of existence.

    This financial system has nothing to offer except a succession of bubbles, first Internet, then stock market and finally real estate. The end result of these machinations is always suffering of the masses of working people, who are becoming more and more expendable in the capitalist world.

    “When Americans shop at Walmart, H&M, the Gap, or Sears for clothing bargains they often emerge with clothing made by people who risk their lives in return for very little income.”

    It would be a mistake to see the Bangladeshi experience as being so different from our own. The American retailers supplied by the Bangladeshi workers routinely practice wage theft, reduce hours worked and prevent their employees from earning a living wage or having an opportunity to secure more employment. Part-time work has become the norm, making American workers’ lives more and more difficult and making the employer more and more wealthy.

    Walmart workers may not be crushed by collapsing buildings but they are churned in and out at a rapid rate, unable to earn enough to qualify for the little health benefits that the nation’s largest employer offers. There is a reason they are called associates and not employees.

    The subcontractor system used in Bangladesh to separate image conscious retailers from the dirty work of dangerous factories is used in this country too. A federal judge has ruled that Walmart will be a co-defendant in a class action lawsuit alleging wage theft at distribution centers run by subcontractors. When we Americans see news stories about the Bangladesh tragedy we ought to see ourselves in the story too.

    Even Americans who have retired from the workplace treadmill aren’t safe from exploitation, in this case by our government. Thanks to Barack Obama and congressional democrats the comfort they should have in their later years is waning fast. The Obama-created budgetary sequester has taken a toll on cancer patients turned away from treatment because of cuts to Medicare. Head Start centers have lost slots for children, unemployment benefits have been cut and Section 8 housing assistance has been slashed.

    “When we Americans see news stories about the Bangladesh tragedy we ought to see ourselves in the story too.”

    Americans are at the mercy of greedy corporations and two political parties who plot to steal their money and keep them poor. The illusion of difference has played out like a kabuki play, with Democrats acting as if they are fighting the Republicans. Ultimately workers and retirees lose out as their money is snatched in clear and brazen class warfare.

    Bangladeshis reacted to the deaths with great anger. Walk outs, demonstrations and strikes cut garment production in days after the building collapse. The righteous indignation is the first step towards justice for Bangladeshi workers, but it is also the first step for people all over the world. Americans are convinced to side with a political party that works only to push them into poverty when they too ought to be hitting the streets.

    The system we live in is essentially corrupt and cannot act in our interests. We are being treated like sweat shop workers as the unsustainable economy we live in implodes. Unfortunately, there is little understanding of our true plight. There should be a discussion of the desperation of our conditions, what causes them and what we should plan for next.

    The Bangladeshi workers get the full brunt of the terror inherent in our system. Our demise is slower and a bit less violent, but it is an ending nonetheless.

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  • singh

    undue attention given to Modi by media—-they only want an issue

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  • Arjun

    What’s wrong with refusing a skull cap ? And about multi faith, mullahs are hardly the ones to blame someone for NOT being multi faith.

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  • phani

    what is multi-faith? Is it about dressing like everyone? Or developing everyone?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aditya-Mookerjee/1258183246 Aditya Mookerjee

    The really unfortunate part is, Modi lives life like a recluse, people like his personality in Gujarat, and he makes the Gujarati want him to grow wheat in areas, which are naturally desert, in Gujarat. I mean, this person never married, why is he making people want him to help them, economically, as a Chief Minister? About the Sohrabuddin death, it seems that the Gujarat police asked him to stop his car. He wasn’t going to commit a crime, with his wife with him, but he saw the police, and perhaps opened fire, or perhaps he didn’t have a weapon. The really unfortunate part about Gujarat is, that if people are becoming prosperous, then it seems that people aren’t peaceful with prosperity, anywhere. Also, it seems that there has to be a counter to prosperity, to keep the balance, and not necessarily poverty. How did the Muslim come to feel, that prosperity is equated with Hinduism, seems to be the question, when the Muslim is also Gujarati, ethnically, in Gujarat. Modi isn’t rich, and he wants people to be, and it seems that this unbalanced perception really made him have a disadvantage, because this man isn’t a Hindu, as the normal man sees himself, and people say, that he encouraged the riots, because of power. Why every govt., is against people who are ‘anti-development’ is the question. The U. S. seems to be antagonistic against societies ‘anti-development’ also, and perhaps this is a phenomenon not appreciated in the U. S., but by people outside the U. S..

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  • Vijay Chauhan

    Zia Haq, you admit that Raul Vinci Khan is thoroughly incompetent. You also admit that Modi is an alrounder. He is near the top in almost all your statistics. Which overall makes Gujrat and Modi the clear leader. From here you massage facts …to suit your religious inclinations.

    Unfortunately, here again you fail. Like your chosen hero – Raul Vinci Khan. Your average score < 1.5

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    Are Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi being treated differently? : They Call Me Muslim…

  • art

    Zia bhai mujhe aap par taras aati hai. pahle rss ka dar dikha kar aap to loot te rahe. Phir Advani ka dar dikha kar aap to loot te rahe. Ab Modi kar dar dikha kar loot te rahe. Aap logon ko jyada aur hum logon ko kam.
    Peedhiyan barbad ho gayi. Logon ko garib se bhikhari bana diya. Ab to aankh kholo. Ksi ko blank cheque ma do. Chahe modi ho ya RG. Is skull cap/ se pet nahi bharta. Nahi agli peedhi ki unnati hoti..
    asli masle ki baat socho. Mauko hai main strem me aane ka. naki keval ek vote bank hone ka… Pahle to kuchch tukde phekte the. ab to sirf NAMO ke nam se darate hain. Aur hum sab apni agli peedhi ko aur khadde me dal rahe hain.
    ya khuda.. he bhagwan kab akkal ayegi.
    art

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