For now with the win for BJP led NDA, the election process in India have come to an end. BJP has won the fight by a landslide margin and it has left the political analysts everywhere stunned. Congress party led UPA has conceded the worst election defeat in the history of Independent India. And this must have equally left people speechless.
Indian elections are always an affair closely watched by the Bhutanese people. This is because the decisive leadership in New Delhi has a far reaching effect on us too. With this, it is time for our political leaders, who are so used to dealing with Congress to devise new ways to deal with new set of people in New Delhi. It’s time for our leaders to further convince the new leadership in India as to why they should give us the fund their previous government have committed and see half built bridges and half paved roads their completion.
With India, our leaders in Thimphu have more home works to do. They should now deal like the leaders of the sovereign independent nation and not like pawns. At the same time, there is a need from us to reaffirm our friendship that transcends mere politics and Economic gains. Although at an infant stage, we are democratic country just like India. Hence, it should be made clear that India as big brother do not influence our internal affairs.
Elsewhere, lot of things are being said and predicted about the future of the Indian subcontinent. With Narendra Modi at the helm of power, many people in India believe that they will be able to come out of the economic doldrums they are presently in. In a very strange circumstance, USA said Modi will be accorded a Visa as an Indian Prime Minister!
India voted for a change. With time Indians will come to know whether Modi and his associates had a real substance to transform snake charmers into an IT freaks. It is for Modi to prove that Muslims or Hindu; they are one and the same Indian citizen. In time he will also come to know that there are more than 18000 villages in his own state which are lacking basic economic provisions. This is a figure taken from a book titled "Churning the earth" by two Indian authors Aseem and Kothari. You see, 'Modi'fied cabinets have a long way to go. Only time will tell what future have in store for India.
At the moment, many people in India are running out of word extolling Modi and BJP. Its hard to believe but many say Modi is the cleanest politician ever in India. Another person said Modi is a "one man soldier". and Indians need to be very careful because "one man soldiers" have invariably produced dictators like Mao Tse Tung, Hitler and Stalin and many more. For now Modi and his group have a solid term to prove to the world that they are otherwise.
I wish all Indian best of everything