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The arrival of Charismatic Statesman in Indian national politics!
There was always Charismatic politicians in Indian polity until 1984, whose Charisma had brought their parties to majority. Nehru though handpicked by Mahatma Gandhi against Sardar Patel, the popular choice of the Congress party, finally made himself as a charismatic politician being the first PM of India.

Then Indira Gandhi succeeded as the Charismatic politician. The Congress splited during her time and then on her own she brought the Congress (I) to the power single handedly using her charisma. There were leaders like Jaya Prakash, Lohia and others who although are popular but never proved to be charismatic.

In 1977 although Janata Dal government came to power but it was anti-Indira Gandhi votes and victory of a united front of different parties along with different ideologies. Indira Gandhi returned to power in 1980 because of her charisma! Even in 1984 although Rajiv got two-third majority, it can't be said that it was due to Rajiv Gandhi's charishma. Rather it was again Indira Gandhi's charisma which generated a sympathy wave post her assassination! Since then there was a vacuum of real charismatic leader as a result of which coalition era started.

There were V.P. Singh, Vajpayee and even Sonia Gandhi who could be considered as popular leaders but never charismatic to bring their party to power on their own! But 2014 General Elections proved return of another charismatic leader Narendra Modi. The charisma was so strong, that once the ruler, BSP faced a major defeat in UP bringing Mayawati's dalit politics toward an uncertain future.

BJP leader Balbir Punj emotionally said in a TV interview that he always believed that BJP can form the government being in coalition but never expected that BJP will ever cross magic number in his life time at least! Just imagine, had Narendra Modi not anointed as PM candidate, has BJP got such mandate! May be BJP-led NDA would have formed the government with post poll alliance because of anti-Congress wave! But can that government be strong and efficient!

Many say that social media made Narendra Modi successful. Yes no doubt social media played a very big role in this election and even played a better role than the print and TV media. But again without charisma how even social media support one!

Narendra Modi is perhaps an example who uses the opportunity wisely and smartly. He was appointed as Gujarat Chief Minister just by chance. But he took it seriously and made himself as a performing and charismatic leader despite strict scrutiny. The anti-Modi camp in BJP must realize the fact that it's Modi who made BJP to cross 272 marks. All should cooperate with him constructively to make this verdict as historical and water-shade moment for the future of the country!

Even I had never expected that any party ever could get simple majority on its own and the compromises of coalition government may be a permanent problem in India. But I am happy that my belief too have broken and very hopeful that government of India hence forth would function effectively for the betterment of India.

Let's start believing BJP's slogan 'ache din aane wale hain!' because after a long time a charismatic statesman in Indian national polity has arrived!

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