At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is toiling hard to make India a developed and prosperous country, his Minister seems to be hell bent to put a break on Modi's agenda.
Modi on his recent sojourns to US, Japan and Australia was highly applauded for his leadership skills and recent initiatives like Make in India and Swachch Bharat Abiyan. They(US and Australia) all hoped that under the tutelage of Modi, India will regain global power status. Even Modi worked hard to bring foreign investments in India, so that flagging economy could be resuscitated.
But sadly, Modi's Minister doesn't think in the same way. In one of the vitriolic speech, Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said, "Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar Ramzadon ki banegi ya haramzadon ki. Yeh aapka faisla hai".
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi disapproved the controversial remarks saying such comments were "not acceptable", the Minister finally apologized for the same. Modi, reportedly directed all Ministers to speak only about their concerned departments and leave national issue to Prime Minister and other big national leaders.
But opposition who is always on the lookout for such opportunity got enough fodder to mount attack on the Government. The Congress questioned the "culpable silence" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the controversial remarks and suspected a political motive behind her utterances ahead of Delhi Assembly polls.
"What is Narendra Modi's stand on this? Why has he not condemned it so far? Before this, Giriraj Singh had also said such things and he was made a Minister. Why is he (Modi) quiet?, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi asked.
BJP faced consequence for Yogi Adityanath's inflammatory speech in UP by-poll
At a time, when Modi is trying hard to take along all sections of the society together, Sadhvi's comment is really a big dampener. BJP earlier had paid price for such communal remarks by Yogi Adityanath and similar ilks in Uttar Pradesh by-poll. Imagine, in that by-poll people gave preference to Samajawadi party under which Law and order hit the nadir in the state over BJP. This all happened because people no longer wanted destructive politics, rather they want inclusive politics.
In Lok Sabha and recent Haryana, Maharashtra elections, BJP was voted for development
In Parliamentary election, Modi led troop routed Congress because of the same theory. In all of the campaigning speech in run up to Lok Sabha election, Modi talked about jobs, development and prosperity. Even in election manifesto, party said that their motive is to take along all section of the society. Party said that it will not discriminate among people on basis of caste and religion.
After facing consequences in UP, Bihar by-poll, BJP did course correction and again got good result in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls. BJP wrested out both States from Congress in spite of their their big fiefdom.
In Maharashtra, BJP registered historic victory even without long time ally, Shiv Sena. This happened because people wanted growth and development and Modi gave them hope for the same.
But this controversial remark by Sadhvi Niranjan may prove dampener in coming days. BJP headed by Modi, who till now has turned the wind in party's favour in both J&K and Jharkhand, may face consequence for such communal remark.
Destructive overture may outweigh constructive politics by Modi Govt
Recently, the Modi Govt completed six months and was highly appreciated for their work in this short stint of time. According to an opinion poll conducted by Hindi news channel News Nation, as many as 72 percent of Indians are satisfied with the performance of Narendra Modi government and 55 percent feel that the BJP regime has been successful in controlling inflation.
The new dispensation has lots of achievements to brag about, especially the way Modi has given towering image to Indian diplomacy. The best proof of the good Governance is that even leaders from Opposition camp have also heaped praise upon Modi for innovative initiatives like Make in India and Swachh Bharat Abiyan. Good thing about the incumbent Government is the will power to improve things, which was largely missing in previous UPA.
But if these loudmouth Ministers will not be tamed timely, all constructive politics will prove just a futile exercise. Party will soon lost its charm among people, who gave BJP historic mandate in Lok Sabha poll.
Recently along with upright administrators like Manohar Parrikar and Suresh Prabhu, Modi Government also inducted tainted leaders like Niranjan Jyoti, Ram Shankar Katheria, Giriraj Singh in his team of Ministers. Though that is the matter of the past now, but it's high time Modi should reprimand all these loose canon Ministers and direct them to work for the betterment of people.
Ram temple issue has no relevance today
Today, Mohammad Hashim Ansari, one of the oldest litigants in Ayodhya title suits has said that Ram Temple has become politically motivated issue now and he no longer wants to fight for the case. Sulking Hashim reportedly said that he will neither pursue the case nor participate in any kind of protest or mourn meetings on December 6, anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition. He said that politicians over the years milked the issue for their vested interests.
So, crux of the matter is both Hindu and Muslims want constructive, inclusive politics. Destructive politics has no takers at all.