(Pics) 'Nirbhaya' Modi wins: Nation rejoices

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Bangalore, Sept 14: While the BJP party members are still trying to convince senior party leader L K Advani for his consent to the decision yesterday, India had already started rejoicing the decision.

There were two good news together-the Delhi gangrape convicts were sentenced to death and the Narendra Modi was annointed as the BJP candidate. People celebrated in their own small ways, from actors to slum dwellers, industrialists to bankers, everyone had their opinions and their own ways of expressing joy.

Afterall, Modi's promise to take the party and the country ahead of time had created ripples of hope through the nation.

In fact, there was one more hope to cling to that the Indian judiciary is not a complete failure and that it can read the demands of time and act accordingly. As historical as they were, one can even feel that this might be an indication of the time's calling-for a change, a reformation and restoration. While justice has been restored and the judiciary reformed in one case, Modi's PM candidature brings a hope for a change in the nation altogether.

I seek your blessings to free our nation of turbulent times: Modi

On Modi:

A slum-dweller in Bangalore had a unique way of celebrating his win. Selling flowers for the puja at a street in Nagvarpalya, Sadanand had flowers, specially garlanded for Modi.

"I am happy because I want a change and I know that the change would come through him. Enough chance has been given to the ruling party, now I am fed up," he said.

Ask the auto-rickshaw driver and pat comes the answer,"Modiji ko koi nahin haraa sakta. Jantaa unke saath hai. Humein pata hai woh humein nirash nahin karenge (No one can defeat Modiji. The public is with him. We know he would not disappoint us)."

While this was common man speaking, there were industrialists congratulating his nomination too.

For instance, Chairman of ICICI Bank K V Kamath threw a hint by appreciating Gujarat's development model,""Clearly, the Gujarat model is something that we can be proud of... certainly can be proud of... I can't see why it can't be replicated because other chief ministers are trying to understand and build on it."

Similarly, Rana Kapoor, who is the founder and managing director of YES Bank said,"if the Gujarat model of governance with industrial and economic development sustained over almost a decade-and-ahalf can be migrated to other parts of the country and applied to reforms management, which is the need of the hour, it could augur well for the country."

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the chairperson and founder of Biocon said,"Gujarat hasn't been this way all this time. Modi has come in and has focused on various fronts, one of the areas he has been very successful is rooting out corruption."

CJ George, the CEO and managing director of Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, echoed the development angle of Shaw and said,"Modi may completely change the equation in the forthcoming general election. Markets will get excited by Narendra Modi's appointment as they see him as a man of vision and action."

On checking the Twitter account, one can get an idea how badly people want a change. Here's sharing a few:


On Nirbhaya:

The jubilation of the Nirbhaya verdict was similar, but the comments from all quarters were a bag of mixed feelings. Common man spitted hatred for the convicts, the women pinned on safety and the activists mulled over the repurcussions.

But, the reaction of a coal worker was rather fascinating. "I have brought samosas for celebration. On other days, its difficult to make our two ends meet. I thought of celebrating this day for my 4-year old daughter," he further added.

Nirbhaya's case was taken very seriously in the film circuit. Tweets from celebrities, directors and film stars flooded, which went this way:

Karan Johar: Death Sentence of the Rapists!!!!! Thank god...there is a god!!! and finally...there is JUSTICE!!!

Nikhil Advani ‏: What we need to celebrate - time frame for delivering a verdict. Just shows that if required the process can be expedited. #delhigangrape

Anupam Kher: Death Sentence for Rapists." This Friday the 13th is a day of JUSTICE. Jai Ho.:)

Neha Dhupia: Not in india, jus heard about the death penalty for all 4 rapists. Finally feel that not everything is wrong with the system! #RIPNirbhaya

Similar reactions reverberated amongst lady bankers in Ludhiana. For instance Sunita Lodha said,"I want to see those men hanging," even when the bank manager nodded in approval the need for "harshest punishment" of the culprits.

With reactions galore, one can understand what the nation is going through right now. But the question "can Nirbhaya and Modi change the scene of India together?" should be left to time.

In New Delhi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi joins hands with BJP President Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and other leader after he was declared the party's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Friday.

In Ahmedabad

BJP supporters celebrating in at BJP office in Ahmedabad after Narendra Modi was declared BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate on Friday.

In New Delhi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi leaves after meeting with senior party leader L K Advani following his declaration as the party's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

BJP President Rajnath Singh and senior leader Sushma Swaraj join hands with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after declaring him the party's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seek blessings of BJP senior leader Murli ManoharJoshi after being declared party's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Friday. BJP President Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj are also seen.

In New Delhi

JP senior leaders Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari greets Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after declaring him the party's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

BJP supporters celebrate with colours and crackers at BJP headquarter in New Delhi after Narendra Modi was declared BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate on Friday.

In New Delhi

BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley greets Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after declaring him the party's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Friday. BJP President Rajnath Singh is also seen.

In Allahabad

BJP activists and supporters celebrate with crackers in Allahabad after Narendra Modi was declared BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate on Friday.

In Ahmedabad

People celebrate in Ahmedabad after the Delhi gang rape case convicts were awarded death sentence on Friday.

In New Delhi

Security personel outside the Saket district court during the verdict day in the Delhi gang rape case, in New Delhi on Friday. The court awarded death sentence to all the four convicts on Friday.

In Mumbai

Women celebrate after the Delhi gang rape case convicts were awarded death sentence, in Mumbai on Friday.

In New Delhi

An Indian girl stands dressed as Lady Justice, as others shout slogans seeking death sentence for the juvenile convict who was earlier given a three year term in a reform home, after a judge pronounced death sentence for four others convicted in the rape of Dec 16 Delhi bus gang rape case, in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Government lawyers come out of Saket District Court after the verdict in the Delhi gang rape case in New Delhi on Friday. All the four convicts of the case were awarded death sentence by the court.

In New Delhi

The family members of the Delhi gang rape victim leave the Saket District Court after the verdict in the case in New Delhi on Friday. All the four convicts of the case were awarded death sentence by the court.

In New Delhi

Four convicts of the Dec 16 Delhi bus gang rape case being taken away in a police van from Saket court after the pronouncement of sentence in the case, in New Delhi on Friday. The court awarded death sentence for them.

In New Delhi

People shout slogans and display placards at a protest outside the Saket District Court demanding death sentence for the convicts of Dec 16 Delhi bus gang rape case, in New Delhi on Friday. All the four convicts were awarded death sentence by the court.

In New Delhi

People shout slogans and display placards at a protest outside the Saket District Court demanding death sentence for the convicts of Dec 16 Delhi bus gang rape case, in New Delhi on Friday. All the four convicts were awarded death sentence by the court.

In New Delhi

People shout slogans and display placards at a protest outside the Saket District Court demanding death sentence for the convicts of Dec 16 Delhi bus gang rape case, in New Delhi on Friday.

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