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R. Balashanker says Narendra Modi is the new national icon and election victories in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have enthused the BJP cadres. "The huge, unprecedented reaction of the netizens to Narendra Modi's exquisite and comprehensive win is a manifestation of the hope it has evoked. Modi received maximum support from women and youth. He was able to marry his development record with the sense of security he provided taking his battle to the hideouts of terror modules and providing safety to life and property. He raised both the living standard and life of the people of the state. Sonia Gandhi's acerbic, shrill harangue, prime minister's weepy, dodgy, unsure skullduggery or Rahul Gandhi's road shows were no match for Modi's hands-on record of credible, clean and decisive leadership".
"The mood was most appropriately summed up in the question put out by CNN-IBN in its Face the Nation programme: Is Modi the new face of India? The response was overwhelming, a whopping 92 per cent said 'yes'. Such polls may not be accurate indicators of the public mood at the national level. But a series of other polls across the country before and after the Gujarat verdict pointed to one significant aspect: Narendra Modi, his style, his diction and delivery have struck a new resonance across the country. He has emerged a cult figure, a new national icon."
End of history?
M.S.N. Menon writes on Islam. "The men who want to close the historical process and pronounce the 'last words' of history are most dangerous men. Beware of them! The Muslims were the first to do so. They foreclosed the future of man. Then came the Americans. The Communists were the latest... The books, alas, have turned out to be less and less reliable today! But the peoples of the books will not admit it, for to do so is an offence against their gods. No one in his right senses will do such a thing. So they repeat the lies in the books ad infinitum. But today even the Pope will not dare to say that the Bible is the 'last word'. It is dangerous to say so after what the peoples of the books have suffered from their first folly.
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