Thanks to Pm Modi, Hindus are a big factor in the presidential elections in America. Republican candidate Donald Trump said at the Republican Coalition concert “I’m a big fan of Hindu and a big fan of India,” . At the glitzy event, Trump lit Diwali lamps on stage and assured that if he became president, the “Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House”. His daughter-in-law Lara Trump also participated in a temple in Hindu Diwali celebrations at Virginia. The first time, in the history of America, Hindus are getting this type of honour.
This is an absolutely a new development in the history of America. Earlier nobody cared for Hindus. Only Blacks and Muslims were wooed during elections in America. The credit for this kind of change goes to the pro-Hindu nationalist politics of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Now the impact is clearly visible in America.
In, Edison, New Jersy, in the heartland of the Indian-American community, Trump was hailed as a man Hindus of America should vote for, as placards declared “Hillary for prison” and “Trump great for India”. Now Hindus of America are completely rallying behind Trump. Now they are one in the vote, support and elect Donald Trump as the President of America.
In a big show, with the replica of Michael Jackson, entertainers and dancers dressed as US Navy Seals circling to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In The USA,’ the event was a big hit. It indicated on a big and strong alliance between Trump supporters and the nationalist supporters of PM Modi. So, Trump and Modi have understood the threat posed by the Islamic terrorists and fanatics and are Republican Hindus creating awareness about this serious threat.
Trump’s 2016 campaign has been following to Modi 2014 election campaigning. Trump’s slogan, ‘Let’s make America great again’, could well be compared to Modi’s urge and desire for ‘achhe din’ for the people and nation.
Both Trump and Modi are lone fighters that put nation and people above party and leaders. Both rely on very big media-driven publicity campaigns, and both pour scorn on paid, corrupt, and biased journalists. While Trump labels the media “scum”, Modi refers to the press as “news-traders”. To fight this type of media menace, Trump has associated himself strongly with rightwing websites and plans to set up his own Trump TV, unfortunately, if he loses; Modi’s supporters had also planned on starting NaMo TV. In an important similarity, the Indian media was badly against Modi in 2014 and so as the American media which has declared war on Trump.
Yet both Modi and Trump are supported by the rise of nationalist and patriotic media united to the cause of nation and people. Both are popular figures who influence their followers and audience with artful and sound logics. Both have created a new type of politics where hyperboles have no place and it has been replaced by reality. Both have utilised social media to great effect to counter the lies and hate, spread by corrupt and fixed media. Both are facing head-on with political opponents who are examples of an increasingly discredited-corrupt political ideology driven by corrupt dynastic politics. Trump and Modi have placed themselves as the anti-establishment newcomers, one challenging the Washington elite and the other the robbers of Lutyens’ Delhi supported by an army of money spinner NGOs, fixed media and intellectuals and hyperbolic secularists, communists and Islamists.
So, these forces are bent on seeing Trump defeated in 2016 as they wanted to see Modi lose in 2014? For many reasons, especially for his nationalist and patriotic appeal, Modi reinvented himself from simply a Gujarati ‘hriday samrat’ to a nationalist ‘vikas purush’. Trump, on the other hand, seems enamoured with his own brand plus Modi-model for entering the White House from a candid businessman that he has never even endeavoured to reach out to a wider constituency. Modi made himself and the BJP more electable by adding nationalism, honesty, development and safety to Hindutva. Trump, however, has also been trying to add these factors plus the fear of safety and the frustrations of the white working class. .
Trump has been very rightly pushing the immigrant-and-Muslim-as-enemy line by stoking fears of Islamic terror and fanaticism that the Democrats failed to recognise that in a diverse democracy, the interest of local people must be safeguarded. For election victory, you can’t win by only ignore the fear of local people. Modi was highly successful in developing a sense of confidence in younger voters. In America 2016, democrats assisted by media are trying to spread rumours and hate in the mind of women, blacks and immigrants.
The only difference in Modi’s win and Trump’s possible victory is because the Congress-led UPA was far more corrupt, disgraced than the Democrats, and the US economy is in much better shape than the conditions confronting India in 2014, led by much-hyped economist Dr Man Mohan Singh, who ruined almost all the institutions single-handedly.
It will be a great day for the Hindus of America and the world if Donald Trump wins who celebrated the birthday of Trump have got it impressively right. Hindus are the greatest beneficiaries of American free trade, yet Hindus have thrown in their lot with strong protectionist because they see in Trump, the only protector who that he can safeguard their lives and interest in America as well as back home in India from Islamic terror and terrorists. They have very rightly realised that Islamic terror and fanaticism are the biggest threat to humanity and Trump is the very apt choice to minimise that threat.
American Hindus seem to have realised that elections are won by leaders who appeal to the best for them and not by those who love the worst predators. Media is showing very low standard of journalism by distorting, Trump’s so-called anti-women jibes simply can be compared with the dirty journalism which mocked and distorted Modi’s ‘50-crore girlfriend’ jibe, and ‘chappen inch ki chhaati’ and Trumpian chest-thumping do sound similar example of dirty journalism
Yet whatever their similarities and dissimilarities, Trump must learn from Modi that democratic politics must be focused on the welfare and safety of the masses rather than getting carried away by the cheerleaders of the hollow slogans of democracy, multiculturalism, fringe minority groups etc. The moderating influence an RSS ‘pracharak’ has forced to tone down the advocates of hollow sloganeering of democracy, multiculturalism, minority appeasement and vote bank politics, even as the glare of US live TV debates has clearly shown Trump as a strong voice who has enough courage to say that he may not accept the people’s choice fearing to rig by the supporters of Democrats as is the tendency of Indians secularists and communists. Both Modi and Trump know their supporters well, but while Modi was astute and cautious about his opponents Trump lacks Modi brand be perfection, decency and caution.
But who so ever enters the White House but Thanks, PM Modi: Hindus are a big factor in the presidential election in America. During Congress and UPA regime, Muslims were the strongest factors but PM Modi has made Hindus a strong factor in the electoral politics of India same is happening in America now. Everybody is talking about PM Modi, Hindus and Trump.