Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Saturday, 18 March 2017

YOGI ! A Method behind Madness ?

Yesterday , BJP’s MLAs of UP selected Shri Yogi Adityanath , as their leader , paving the way for him to take over as UP Chief Minister , today afternoon

{ It would be closer to the truth to say : they endorsed the selection of Shri Modi  !  )

During the hectic parleys of the past week , Yogi was hardly considered as a potential CM candidate

What made him come up from the rear and overtake the likes of Rajnath Singh , Uma Bharati , Keshav Maurya and Manoj Sinha ?

A Dark horse , indeed  !

Over the next few hours , political pundits / analysts / TV anchors etc will be advancing the following “ reasons “ behind his “ coup “ :

·         He is close to RSS and Shri Modi wants to please RSS / thank them for the UP win

·         He is most charismatic Hindu leader among the BJP cadre in UP

·         He is non-corrupt

·         Modiji wants to send a clear message of his unwavering commitment to Hindutva

·         Yogi will expedite the construction of Ram Mandir

By end of today , we will have the full list !

No doubt , there will be many experts who will not hesitate to declare this selection of Shri Modi , as nothing more than madness !

They may even wonder : “ Why does BJP want to alienate itself from those 19 % of UP’s Muslim voters , and commit a political hara-kiri ? “

But , I see ( in this selection ) , a “ Motive behind Madness

Feel free to call it , a “ Modi behind Madness

Same “ Madness “ ( as per many prominent economists and leaders of opposition parties ) , that Shri Modi displayed while announcing “ De-monetization “ on 08 Nov

According to my wishful thinking , that Modi-Motive can be best described in the form of the following ( imaginary , no doubt ! ), Modi’s “ VISION of NEW INDIA “, viz :


To achieve this vision , here are the COMMANDMENTS that Shri Modi has handed out to Yogi Adityanath :

·         Thou shall rise above religious bigotry and treat all religions with same respect ( just as Bapu himself changed his attitude from “ Sarva-Dharma-Sahishnuta / Tolerance for all religions “ , to “ Sarva-Dharma-SamaBhava / Respect for all religions “ )

·         Thou shall ensure EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES for DEVELOPMENT / ADVANCEMENT to persons belonging to ALL religions

·         Thou shall not discriminate based on Caste / Creed , nor on the eating habits of people belonging to different “ Belief – Systems “

·         Thou SHALL discriminate , only on the basis of  POVERTY and ensure that the POOR are favoured over the RICH , while offering any opportunity

·         During the next 2 years , thou shall bring about such a harmonious relations between the Hindus and Muslims of UP that these become a BENCHMARK for the rest of India and render “ irrelevant “ those oppositions parties which claim to be “ Secular “ but have done nothing to uplift the poor minorities and only perpetuated the “ Concept of Minorities “ with the sole purpose of winning votes

·         To implement all of the above , thou shall make a beginning by reaching out to the leaders of both the Hindu and the Muslim of UP , and convince them to, agree to implement :

Reach  Out  Time  ?  (  20  Sept  2013  )

Do the opposition parties recognize this MANDATE ( to Shri Yogi Adityanath ) as that much talked about question :

“ After winning 4 State elections , what BIG BANG REFORM will Shri Modi announce ? “

19  March  2017