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.