Monthly Archives: March, 2014

David vs Goliath Moment in Indian Politics

As the political temporal and spatial scenario heats up, the fight for the PM post too has been colossally spurted for a big change. Some describe the battle as one between “David versus Goliath,” as they think that it will be the meek who will overcome the mightiest like in the battle of Philistine and Israel. The two major parties in India, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have shared their bits of successes and the newly etched Aam Aadmi Party is making inroads into the political landscape. While the battle is between numerous players, three emerging ones include Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi.

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The enormity of “Brand Modi” has been carefully crafted over several months on lines of development, governance and administration with employing of new methods of campaigning. While Rahul Gandhi’s PR works have started rather lately. On the other hand, AAP has grown out of the Jan Lokpal Bill protests and made corruption as an issue for the coming elections. It is truism that corruption is a worry with Transparency International validating the point by ranking India at 94th Position worldwide, but will it be sufficient to climb the ladder to of 272+ in Lok Sabha elections, is a matter of question.

As a first, BJP and Congress are giving footage shot by themselves to media persons, which many feel is being done to manipulate the shots and depict a large gathering. The recent spate of words shared between AK-49 (as Modi addresses Arvind Kejriwal), and Narendra Modi has added fuel to the election build up and has dominated the front pages of newspapers. This time around new symbols of protests have come up: eggs, inks, derogatory comments, stone-pelting, and pepper spray, among others. India has 814 million registered voters this year, and the battle is gradually narrowing to Narendra Modi vs Arvind Kejriwal. Now who he is the Goliath and who is David, only time will tell. The next 49 days are surely going to be a cynosure for every Indian.