Howdy Modi ? Howdy indeed !
Heard the speech of #PMModi on Youtube after receiving an whatsapp msg on it from a dear friend yesterday morning. An absolutely gobsmacking performance, seen for the first time by an Indian leader on American soil, at least in my lifetime.
He trumped #Trump in his own backyard.
The speech will go in to history as a textbook case study of how to corner your counterpart without patronising him and yet make him feel obliged to deliver what you want.
Knowing very well, that millions of indians will be glued to the idiotbox, he dealt a deathblow to the congress party by coming out with blazing guns on #article370 – a confidence rarely seen in an Indian leader before, perhaps the exception being Indira Gandhi.
Despite being criticized in quite a few international forums ( read biased media ) on the restrictions imposed in #Kashmir, the PM bravely declared that it was an almost unanimous decision by both houses of the parliament – this conveyed an hidden and yet a loud message to Trump that even the opposition was with him on 370.
His comment and phrase “incremental change” being followed by his predecessor’s will ring for long in the ears of the congressmen. At the same time, the emphasis on giving a “farewell” to such approach and bringing in permanent changes will also ring loud among the audience, reminding them again of article 370.
Using the widely televised platform to thank Trump for solid support and stand on fight against terrorism, he unilaterally demolished Pakistan’s all efforts to bring Kashmir in international courts.
Trump, being the shrewd businessman that he is, knew that Imran cannot get him votes in America but Modi can. He willingly played into the hands of Modi. Modi gifted him an standing ovation too 😅 ! Trump must have felt that an “Apprentice” was recruiting him and probably insecure too that this immigrant/asian leader has the key to the numbers of his survival game at the chair.
Modi revealed that he is a decision maker but also a risk taker, again by delivering a slap to congress that he takes challenges head on and does not procrastinate on them.
Pakistan probably has become a social pariah among the international community post #HowdyModi !
A big thanks to the PM #NarendraModi in boosting India’s image and also the negotiating power worldwide.
A stupendous blockbuster indeed, what is now required is to deliver on the multitude of issues that we have at home whether it is the infrastructure, civic amenities, farmer suicides, quadrilateral project completion, alternate energy fuels, carbon footprint, reservation on the basis of economic criteria, revamping the complete school education system, judiciary reforms, Inflation/Fiscal deficit and last but not the least UNIFORM CIVIL CODE.