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CA Dr Sunil Gupta
Hindutva, or Development - What is mission Modi and what should be a voter's view? 09 April, 2014
Besides 'Economic Revival', 'Open Government and Accountable Administration', 'Rural and Urban Development', 'PPP Model', and 'Corruption', the BJP Manifesto- 2014 also talks about the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya within the framework of the Constitution and Uniform Civil Code.

As expected, the Congress has appealed to the Election Commission with a charge that the inclusion of the Ram Temple construction is a violation of the model code as it is an attempt to fetch votes on religious lines.

Is the BJP so guilty to have said that they would facilitate the construction of the Temple, however constitutional and other statutory implications would be adhered to? What was the Congress attempting while appealing to the Shahi Imam that the Muslim votes should not split? Wasn't that the infringement of the model code of conduct as laid down by the EC? 

What is the AAP attempting by favoring swift judicial settlements in cases against the Muslims? Surely, every political party is looking forward to fetching support in view of communal and regional disparity. What matters the most is the use of illicit ways to lure particular communities to vote in favor.

The RSS, which has been trying to convince the citizens with the development model of Narendra Modi, doesn?t absolutely deny the fact that the integrity of the Hindus is in danger and the Modi-led government can only be the revival force. The RSS workers in Muzzafarnagar are talking to the general public to educate them with the datum that the central and the state government have dishonestly favored special communities to fetch support. The fact is that these governments have relied upon the votes of these particular communities, however, have betrayed them as well as the justice.

Some of the RSS workers who have been assigned the task to promote the development model of Modi agree that Hindutva too is a vital parameter. While they are not provoking the Hindus to resort to unlawful measures, they are attempting to make it possible for every voter to exploit the right to choose a deserving candidate. Why then the honest attempts of the RSS and BJP workers to educate the Hindu voters being considered as communal? 

It is an established trend now, that the party that talks about the betterment of the minorities is secular in real sense, however the political group/ leader favoring the prosperity of the majority and the entire nation is communal.

Definitely, the voters need to comprehend the real intentions and motives of the political entities. Inclusion of matters like the swift justice to a particular community and advancement of special religions in the Manifesto are easy ways to attract votes. 

Rather, the vision and capability of the candidate must be assessed in view of past deliveries. The focus of the voter, to any religion he/she belongs to, should be aimed at strengthening the roots of the economy and all-inclusive prosperity for all religions, regions, and castes.

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A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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The biggest tool in this banalisation is development. Decent, educated, and otherwise civil people normalise Modi because he is, after all, the “Man of Development”. “Yes, it might be that he is ultimately responsible for the riots, but look at the roads in Gujarat”! It is a strange moral world in which roads have moral equivalence to the pain of Zakia Jaffrey and other victims. Along with evil, development itself becomes banal. It is reduced to merely economic growth. Here people, or the ecosystem, do not matter. There are no inviolable ethical principles in pursuit of development. If Atal Behari Vajpayee was the mask of BJP’s first foray into national governance, development becomes the mask of Modi-led BJP’s present attempt. But such a banal understanding of development has captured public imagination. The most striking aspect of the Gujarat model is the divergence between its growing economy and its declining rank on the Human Development Index (HDI). For instance, in UNDP’s inequality-adjusted HDI (2011) Gujarat is ninth in education and 10th in health (among 19 major states). On gains in HDI (1999-2008) Gujarat is 18th among 23 states. In the first India State Hunger Index (2009) Gujarat is 13th out of 17 states (beating only Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and M.P.). Yet, shockingly, prominent economists like Bhagwati participate in this banalisation by glorifying its economy. These figures, and others about a whole range of human deprivation, astonishingly, are not a matter of election debate. But even if they were, they would not apparently dent the myth of the “Man of Development.” Such is the power of banalisation that it has no correlation with facts.
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