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Narendra Modi as Prime Minister: India tweets
Social media was agog with the prospect of seeing Narendra Modi as the next Prime minister. After..

HAD TWITTER been a ballot box Narendra Modi would have been the Prime Minister of India, at least for a day. The top trending topic on Tuesday ;#ModiasPMBecause; saw unanimous support for the Gujarat Chief Minister pour out in thousands. Many of the tweets were indicators of the people's mindset and their frustration against the current government. '#ModiasPMBecause PM stands for Prime Minister and not Puppet Man', tweeted one Mr. Sushant Jain from Pune. On the same line Sateashjain tweeted, ‘TINA factor – there is no alternative’.

However, not all had picked Modi as an option due to lack of alternatives. There were strong sentiments, logic and dream of seeing India as a superpower that drove the support. “If he does half of what he did in Gujrat, India will be a superpower” – read a tweet that found support from another tweet, saying “Gujarat has 10.3% agricultural growth almost more than 3 times of national average since last one...”

It also seems that the country has forgotten and forgiven the only black spot in the career of India’s most successful Chief Minister – the riots of Godhra. Anirudh Peranati tweeted as a true supporter –“he effectively dealt during 2002 riots, else many more wud have lost lifes. his efficiency brought normalcy”.

What stood out from numerous tweets mentioning the Godhra riots incident in the backdrop of #ModiasPM is that though there are many who are still scarred by the violence that they faced, there are a larger section who want to move on - keeping in mind the man’s selfless dedication and strong administrative skills towards nation-building. “He is the only one who can make coalition partners stay supportive”, read a tweet. Bhairavi Goswami observed – “kindness & compassion can’t make us a superpower. Only a ruthless man like him can”.

Only time will tell whether Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister or not, and in the great Indian circus of democracy it takes much more than sheer capability to become the Prime Minister. But his strong followers will obviously pin their support behind the man who they believe can change the fortune of the nation. As a tweet from Sanjay Kumar read, “he believes if something is required for betterment of state,get it !”.

However, the debate made one thing very clear – the country sees Narendra Modi as BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate for the coming general elections though an official declaration is yet to come. It also makes clear the common man’s choice for any coalition government including the BJP. The picture, in my personal opinion, is much better than the UPA lobby who seems to be confused amongts Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee and Rahul Gandhi.

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