After speaking against Modi for nearly a dozen years, I bought into his good speeches, consistent good speeches and wrote good pieces about him. http://mikeghouse.net/NarendraModi.asp
Yes, I am one of these guys like Varshney and Kishwar. Now, along with them I am returning home away from supporting Modi, he will mess up India if he does not control the rogues. The statement that he denied - that he did not tell his goons that they have three days to do whatever they want to do with Muslims... seem like a pattern. Is he giving one year to the Radicals to shake up and frighten every Indian, then he will speak up? It will be too bloody late.
My article "Is Hinduism a violent religion" is pending publication, wherein I write, "The problem seems to the be Prime Minister of India’s silence. He has not said a thing about these. If he does not control the situation in India, the rogues among Hinduism will define his agenda and not him.
His election slogan, “sab ka sath, sab ka vikas” that is "every one’s support, brings prosperity to all" will become meaningless. Instead it will become, “Hindutva ka saaz BJP ki bakwas.” The right wing will play the music and the BJP will utter non-sense.
The only way to save Hindus and non-Hindus from rogue Hindus is for good Hindus to speak up. So what if all Indian's become Hindu? Will you be safe as a Hindu? Would the mistreatment of Dalits and other "untouchables" go away?
When Madhu Kishwar was in Dallas, I had a conversation with her, I found her to be a reasonable and logical person. Her unflinching support for Modi kind of assured me that, she is an insider, and knows what she is talking about. Well, she feels betray and I do too.
I will still give Modi a chance to speak up. The problem is not him, it is his RSS Madrasa training which excludes Christians and Muslims from Vasudhaiva Kutumbukum.
Modi seems to be betraying all those who supported him, believing he is a good guy and is for sab ka vikas and not satyanas.
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Season of ghar wapsi: Intellectuals go back 'home' after brief Modi infatuation
Courtesy First Post
Now the same public intellectuals are being forced to read volumes into the same silences of Prime Minister Modi. Modi is still not talking about Hindutva and Ram temples. But everyone around him from Mohan Bhagwat to his frenemy Praveen Togadia are getting more and more bellicose. As ghar wapsi rhetoric gathers steam, the PM’s silence gets louder. And the public pundits, many of whom sick and tired of the UPA sarkar, had thrown their weight behind Modi are having second thoughts. In a season of ghar wapsi, some are going back “home” after a brief Modi infatuation.
Status: Despairing. Classic buyer’s remorse.
Status: Anguished. But clutching at straws as she tweets “The PM’s warning to his MPs on development and governance being his only agenda is very, very welcome.”
Status: Worried but still strongly hopeful that Modi will prove to be all the Modi he hoped for.
Status: Glimmers of nervousness. But Modi-ji tum aagey badho, hum tumharey saath hain.
Status: Very cautious U-turn. Not eating his words but chewing on them.
Status: Oh, Modiji how could you betray me so? But still yours truly.