A Poem, a question and democracy

It was all there at 11: 30 am on a Sunday morning: drums and naqqaras. Colourfully dressed dancers representing all the states of India, and hundreds of flag-waving BJP partymen and women

A Poem, a question and democracy
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Mrinal Pande

It was a great display that the Delhi wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) put up at the technical area at the Palam airport to welcome the Prime Minister of India back from the three day State visit to the USA. It reminded one of a poem late poet Raghuvir Sahai once wrote:

“Kaun kaun woh kaun bhala who Bharat Bhagya Vidhata hai?

Phata Suthanna pahine jiske gun Harcharana gaataa hai?”

(Who is that man, master of the nation’s destiny, to whom Harcharana in his tattered pyjamas, sings paeans?)

A Poem, a question and democracy

It was all there at 11: 30 am on a Sunday morning: drums and naqqaras. Colourfully dressed dancers representing all the states of India, and hundreds of flag-waving partymen and women.

The party president JP Nadda greeted him upon arrival and told the media that this visit was proof, if any were needed, that under Shri Modi’s leadership the world has come to regard India differently. He has had a relationship with the present POTUS Jo Biden for many years, and this was also reiterated by Mr Biden during this great trip during which the PM also met Ms Kamala Harris, America’s first VP of an Indian origin. We welcome him on behalf of crores of our countrymen.

A Poem, a question and democracy

A pre-recorded monthly radio address to the nation, Mann Ki Baat, was also broadcast the same day, in which Mr Modi urged that the day of his return, 26th September, be celebrated as River Day. Rivers, he said are living entities for us Indians. They run not for their own good, nor do they drink up their own water. They run only to benefit others.

Then he came to his favorite theme: profits and earnings. He explained how by auctioning gifts received by him generates substantial amounts that are to be invested in the Namami Gange Project. How Khadi is upping its sales constantly and how his mind is driven by his political Guru Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya who was constantly advocating a pay back for the nation, through a Swadeshi model.

So now you know who is the Bharat Bhgya Vidhaata to whom Harcharana in his tattered pyjamas sings paeans, and why.

Or perhaps he simply feels lonely?

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