What a joke? Even for introspection on why they lost the Gandhis want a committee to find out what went wrong? Ask an ordinary person who voted for Modi why he voted for him and not them? He is the voter who voted you out of power. Ask the voters and they will tell you.
What the Voter Will Say
The voter will tell you: I voted against your ‘secular’ communal politics. Because I was not interested in your same old politics. I was concerned with why am I buying milk for Rupees 65 per Litre? Why am I buying vegetable for such high prices? Why am I not getting a job? Why am I not getting power and water for 24 hours, 365 days? Why am I worried when my daughter, sister and mother goes out? Why do I feel scared to be at railway stations, trains, buses or malls? Why do I get killed in a bomb blasts?
Yes, I am a secular minded person; but it does not help me or my friend Ahmed who is my next door neighbor when we live our lives in a stressful state in frustrations because it is a struggle to live life. Who will be interested in your election speeches on secular, communal politics which do not help feed us and our families? Your hollow speeches do not pay for our education and health expenses. So we decided to vote for a person who promised us job opportunities, security to our lives, low food prices, good roads, 24 hour water and power supply, health facilities and educational facilities for our children, and good governance with development for all.
And in his speeches Modi said, “Mere sawa sau karor deshwasiyon“. In saying this he meant “Amar, Akbar, Anthony”. He says, “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas.” In this again he meant “Amar, Akbar, Anthony.” Progress for All. Where is the secular and communal divide that you talk of? Narendra Modi did not say anything to us on communal secular politics. He knew the hardships we are facing because of corruption and bad governance. He gave us the hope by asking us to vote for good governance, development and progress.
What Modi Promised Instead
And we could believe his honest appeal: “Acche din aane waalein hain!” We decided to Vote for a “chaiwallah” who has proved in Gujarat what he can do to change India. That story about Gujarat’s development is true which you tried your best to rubbish it with your misleading political propaganda and that is where you lost our votes.
We chose Narendra Modi, an honest, non corrupt “chaiwallah” over your dishonest and corrupt Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. That was all the difference. If you want to know the real story why you are voted out, this is it. Go and ask any ordinary man on the street and he will tell you the same story. But since you refuse to listen to people, YOU LOST. And take it from me, you will lose again and again because dishonesty does not pay.
What Went Wrong
The reality today is, as proved again and again, that you have failed miserably in offering a visionary leadership. You both are hollow characters, enjoying powers without any merits, any responsibility or accountability. And this country is made to pay the heavy price because some of the dishonest Congressmen, your family loyalists and sycophants think that only the Gandhi family can run the Congress. We know there are good, honest and capable people in Congress but they are ignored completely to their utter frustrations.
That is where the problem lies and that is the reason too why this country is in a complete mess politically, economically, and commercially. If you both take the blame graciously for the humiliating defeat Congress party faced, in these national elections, maybe you both would do a favor to the party and give them a chance to once again revive themselves by handing over the leadership baton to some able and competent leader in Congress. You both surely can do that much for the party which gave you so much in return. You would also be doing good for this country. Or else the popular perception among the people is that as a family, you are into playing self serving politics which is doing no good for India.
Accept the defeat. Take the full Responsibility. Step down graciously.
By Ajay Angre