Noted journalist Javed Ansari is of the opinion that such consolidation is not done because Modi has avoided all controversial issues in his speeches and stuck to development issues only. He looks more credible in progress oriented politics than any type of divisive politics at the moment.
Javed is very right if one looks into Modi's speeches. All so claimed secular parties always claim that Modi would spit communal venom, divide the society and country. But Modi always speaks for development, growth, skill enhancement and other development plans. He talked on communal violence and riot only on two occasions that too in a positive way.
In Patna, he was very sensible while suggesting Hindu and Muslims should fight jointly against common enemy of poverty. Also he commandingly requested all for maintaining peace despite the bomb blasts during his rally. Had he proactively spoke so and wanted to play a communal Card, Bihar would had been subject to a harsher riot during that period. This speaks his sense of responsibility as well.
In the Meerut rally too, he spoke on riot, rather commitment for riot-free India. On the contrary, the so called secular parties always covertly or overtly always refer to the communal card. They try to rake up Godhra riots and all other sensible issues, which can provoke sentiments. The Aseemanand tape alleging RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s hand in terror act is such a conspiracy to provoke people. Luckily both advocate of Aseemanand and NIA rejected this claim immediately.
That’s why Modi perhaps caught the imagination of the general public. However the road ahead is very difficult for him. But, if he keeps up such momentum without trying for any dirty and manipulative tricks, then I think he may achieve his goal.
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