What makes Modi win – advocacy or sweat of the brow?
We are all waiting with bated breath to see new members in the Cabinet after the Bharatiya Janata Party's ginormous victory for another term.
As we know, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with his council of members, has submitted his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind for the formation of the new government.
The Modi wave has triumphantly bagged 303 seats out of 542 in this Lok Sabha elections and vanquished the Congress party demonstrating that 'Chowkidar Chor Nahi Hai'.
We, the people look forward to the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister which is likely to take place on May 30.
There is also much conjecture about which ministry will Amit Shah hold as it is speculated that he might hold one of the four key ministries- Home, External Affairs, Defence or Finance - since Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj are facing health issues and may not take charge of their previously held ministries.
The way BJP swept to power in these elections against all competitors makes us wonder if it was all due to the Chowkidar Advocacy or a result of the way the previous government toiled in the last term but we have high regards for the democracy that India is.
Royal School of Communications and Media, Guwahati.
An appeal to all MPs from Assam
Through your esteemed daily, I congratulate all the elected representatives to the Lok-Sabha from Assam, particularly to those who could make their entry into the National Political Arena for the first time. The first point that comes to our mind is to remind them to make their presence felt in the Lower House by their proper representation of issues confronting not only their respective constituencies but also to the entire State. Regardless of whether they are from the ruling party or from the Opposition, they should portray a true picture of the State. In the recent past, Assam has earned the notoriety that none of MPs could portray the problem-ridden State the way they should. What is more, MPs like Biren Singh Ingti preferred to sit in the House dozing. Above all, my humble plea to our MPs is to emulate the workings of our Prime Minister in discharging their service to the people. It would do well for the MPs to take a leaf out of our erstwhile parliamentarians of the stature of Hem Baruah and Dinesh Goswami. One word of caution to the MPs from the ruling dispensation who should not take their win for granted. In spite of their poor show in their previous stint, people make them victorious keeping the image of the party they represent in view. Particularly, the Dibrugarh MP should fare better this time and try to address some of the burning issues confronting the people of the district. My humble appeal to them is to remember that 'pride goes before a fall'. We can still visualize the scene of Rahul Gandhi's preposterous behaviour in Parliament when he hugged the Prime-Minister simultaneously winking at the respected members. What happened to Telegu Desam Supremo N Chandra Babu Naidu who dreamt of becoming the next Prime Minister? So, Mr. Naidu has been cut to size by the conscientious voters of Andhra Pradesh. About Mamata Benerjee, the less said, the better.
Dibrugarh.Bharatiya Janata Party