It's wrong to assume that those demanding 'Hindu' issues be taken up NOW are the only core voters or others who are willing to wait for Indic causes are not. Hindu issues are as much if not more on the minds of other NaMo supporters too but they differ in how to approach them or support Namo in the hope economic power will lead to taking up core issues more effectively or see Namo is making slow but steady progress on Indic issues.Hari Seldon wrote: ↑Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:20 am^ I still maintain that NM can/should slowly ramp up pressure for Indic causes in parallel with the vikas juggernaut. Neither takes away from the other.
Else, falling back on the core voter by making last-minute appeals come poll-time - having otherwise studiously ignored that voter all this while in power - reeks of opportunism. And doesn't do anybody ('cept BIF) any favors.
At least consider the possibility of taking us Indic voters along from the start rather than opportunistically at the end. At least consider acknowledging that we have our [genuine] concerns just as other voters do. Its OK if Modi sarkar can't do anything about our concerns right away, we are willing to listen and sympathize and understand - but acknowledge that you share our concerns, at least in principle!
And if that's too much to ask for, too bad. We'll continue to call out these things about Modi sarkar even while voting for it. Only.
P.S. I understand some here are viscerally against hearing any "Indic PoV" criticism of NM. Have seen otherwise civil folks go into spasms and spewing bile and labels at the "core Indic" voter in no time. Have seen righteous attempts to muzzle particular PoVs on this board time and again. Have seen propagandu, lies and fakery righteously spoken (e.g., Indic voters == caste idiots, as declaratively proclaimed above, which is patently and blatantly false). Theek hai.
P.P.S. Was a time when such did bother me a tad. Now, I think I can live with their shenanigans. Only.
What ever it is, even if we are disappointed with Namo on Indic issues, we believe its counterproductive to make it too big an issue in the wake of an uncertain reelection for Namo, no other HIndu leader in sight and a looming UPA govt in the next election.
More than anybody else, I have expressed disappointment on lack of progress on much harder Hindu issues to solve - demographic changes in Assam and Kerala. But I see there is at least some progress in Assam only after BJP govt came to power in the state. He deserves at lease one more term before we can write him off. If not anything, just the economic progress will allow us to withstand liberal pressure around the world when hard action is taken by the state.
I would have taken a Vajpayee for another ten years than a UPA in those 10 years. I will gladly take a Namo govt for another 10 years than another UPA govt remote controlled from the west. Some people learn to temper their expectation than expose fissures in their own camp and present an opportunity to the opposition.
There was a prominent right wing handle on twitter actively advocating NOTA so that Namo is taught a lesson. She calculated (god knows how) that a section of Hindutva (core voters as they like themselves to be called) voting NOTA will still get Namo back but with fewer seats. This is nothing but brinkmanship and recklessness. There is NO DIFFERENCE between voting NOTA and voting for congress. The outcome of both is the same, that of a UPA govt coming back to power. Gujarat has clearly demonstrated the effect of NOTA.