The BJP has won assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and three more states. UP is a too big state, too big a thought to be easily deciphered politically. Wishful thinking by a chunk of people made them believe Yogiji will lose the elections.
This 2022 election in UP can be classified for posterity as one example where in spite of the visible developments and positive changes all around, the narrative was set to confuse people.
As far as I can see in my lifetime, this is the first time that the welfare schemes from the Centre are being implemented in states with strong commitment and honest intent. Modi ji’s schemes are truly focused on ‘Sabka Sath and Sabka Vikas’. There is no discrimination on the basis of religion unlike what the liberals would like a common man to believe and say.
This amity is what UP has come to represent. We have had a past where we were slaves of outside rulers for a long while and so we are always happy being patronised.
The White West always had a different yardstick towards moral values when it applies to them and to the rest of the world.
So Why should I believe BBC or other foreign medias’ pretentious opinion of my country over my judgment? It’s high time now that we Indians should start believing in our own culture, our own values.
Now that UP has clearly announced that we don’t care for the narrative of Hindu Muslim disharmony, why some amongst us are still trying to forcefully serve hatred on our plates when Modiji is trying to put food, safety, security and education there.
In UP, the people chose to cut through the clutter, chose to ignore the hijab controversy, chose to ignore the mean jibes that Modi ji managed Russia Ukraine war and whatnot. Irrespective of the criticisms, he continues his incessant work, in a difficult unprecedented Covid period. He focused on ‘do wakt ka rashan ‘ and ‘Sushasan ‘ UP gave a thumbs up to the Modi-Yogi combination.
I believe in the intrinsic oneness of my nation and in my leader. However hard you may try to put down Modi ji’s efforts, I believe he will continue to rise and work towards the greater good.
(Manoj Tiwari is a famous singer and superstar of regional cinema, he is a star campaigner of the world’s largest political party – BJP, he is second-term Member of Parliament (MP) and former president of Delhi BJP.)
Views expressed above are the author’s own.
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