Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Election for 16th Parliament in India

General Election in India for the 16th Lok Sabha has finally come to an end on 12 May 2014. The result will come out on 16th when the fate of candidates & there parties will be known to the Nation.

This time election was with a difference. Desire of the voters was obviously to get rid of the Congress lead UPA Government. The emergence of Mr Narendra Modi- the 3 time Chief Minister of Gujrat State was the 1st master stroke of the BJP President Raj Nath Singh. This was in spite of strong resistance of the old guards in the party like Advani, MM Joshi,  Sushma Awaraj and others.

The 2nd master stroke of Raj Nath Singh was to get Modi contest from Varanasi. Being from East Uttar Pradesh him self, he is fully conscious of the backwardness of this region. In fact, the region also called as Poorvanchal, has been neglected by the Central govt since India's independence in 1947. The reason for this utter neglect by Congress (which mostly ruled India since 1947), has been the militant nature of people of this area. During independence movement, it was this region which followed Subhash Chandra Bose style of liberation struggle. Remember 1857, the Ist war of independence ( sadly many intellectuals call it mutiny) and the soldier who ignited the rebalion? He was Mangal Pandey from District Balia. Poorvanchal has also been the area of operation of Thakur Kuwar Singh of District Aara,who, with a small army had fought British forces following the guerrilla tactics. till his death.

People of Poorvanchal, who till date, have been deprived of development, now see a ray of hope in Modi.
 Let us hope BJP comes with thumping majority to anable his new Government to carry out desired development of Porvanchal & fulfill the ambitions of  poor people of this area.


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