By: Ngamkhothang Haokip
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” A man of beard was seen in TV, campaigning like a trumpet for his own party politics of election within his own state. He was popularly known as Chief Minister of Gujarat. Later he was seen in his neighboring states and even to the nook and corners states of India. His photos of stickers and party symbol written ‘Modi for Prime Minister’ was seen in vehicles and places around. Even a call-centre campaigner had personally called me up to vote for him. Indeed pre poll statistic shows victory for BJP.
The result of the General election shows victory to BJP by 282 seats, out of 543 in all India Parliamentary seats. Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the 16th Lok Sabha General Election 2014. After declaration of his victory from the constituency of Varanasi, Narendra Modi went towards her mother. It shows his wisdom of personal respect/honor to his mother as a peculiar child of his mother, seeking her blessing. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother –this is the first commandment with a promise” as mention in the Letter of Paul to Ephesian 6:1-2 scripture of the New Testament Bible (NRSV). Proverb 23:22 of the Old Testament Bible states, ‘….do not despise your mother when she is old’. Manipuri proverb says, “Ema-epa mitna uba lai ni” meaning ‘Parents are the God seen in our own eye.’ Modiji then, went back to his own constituency, Varanasi where he was elected. Rites of celebration cheered with echoes of happiness by his people/voters.
That makes him an ideal leader who cannot forget where he began his journey of personal life and political life. He is also known for his way of seeking ashirwad, blessings from his senior leaders, friends as well prayer blessings from religious Priests, Reverends and the like, in understanding the way that paved to fulfill his determination. The change that makes an arrangement for oath taking ceremony in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan Delhi was unusually creative. The spot and gathering ceremony on the 26th May 2014 was an outstanding and historic event for the Politics of India. Oath-Taking in the name of GOD (ISHWAR) was constitutional, in which every elected and appointed leaders of the nation does. However, one of the most impressive events was Modi’s invitation to neighboring head of Governments of all SAARC nations. The presence of the leaders from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan was remarkable and most significant events in the history of India. Attended by people of VVIP/VIP’s political party including his rival Congress leaders was an awesome moment promoting peace, love and republic.
The cheerful and peaceful event must be a mark of new arena for India’s political transformation. India is now with her 15th Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with clear majority, secret stronghold for good governance and development. Oath of affirmation taken in the name of ISHWAR/GOD must be a symbolic conviction to serve the country in the fear of creator God/Ishwar for Indian political office, a protocol of the constitution. Shri Narendra Modi must be a theist, who does belief and has faith in the existence of ISHWAR/GOD. Unforgettable remembrance of inviting neighboring country leaders, friends and citizens exalts peace and co-operation with his inclination in love toward neighbors. It spread a message of peace and cooperation. It is encouraging to learn about Modi’s modification that focus on work content and delivery without indulging in old style of functioning by giving quality of governance more important than nomenclature. Some of the most interesting saying of him as an ideal leader (a) the poor and the poorest people of India sent us here in parliament. (b) Let us dream of strong, develop and inclusive India. (c) Belief in the power of technology and social media. It is suggested that in a multi socio-ethno, cultural, religion and economic context of pluralistic India, focus on Justice, Equality and Secularism is an integral part that can make strong, develop and inclusive India.
Shri Modiji’s visioning hope beyond castes, creeds, dalits or tribes is encouraging for good governance and development shows, his inclusivity and understanding the plurality of Indian diversity. However, the well to do upper-caste oppressive attitudes towards Indian Dalits, still need serious attention for justice and development, because of their old-aged untold suffering from evil acts of the hindustani socio-religion. In order to avoid tribalism, the mind and attitudes of Indian people-of-tribes need to be nurture for development through the value of educational-rights and by promoting the spirit of games and sports among the youths. Economic disparities may be solved if one/group thinks not only for self/group in the point of favoring difference in religion, castes, status, creed etc. like dirt hidden under the royal red carpet. Focus must be in favor of the economically poor people of the country. The power of technology and social media created by human is- the wisdom of human given by God, the maker.
Knowing God does not mean to be very religiously fanatic in a framework of religious organizational fundamentalism. However to fear God of Spirit within every human person and to live humanly in the love of one another, is the Godliness for every person. God is not religion made by human civilization but “God is Spirit”, said Jesus according to the Gospel of John 4:24 New Testament Bible (NRSV). So, one of the most important routine for a leader is no-other than his/her personal spirituality. Spirituality must be set right first through prayer and meditation, in order to focus determination and attitude to work for peace, justice and equality in India. For a leader, to attain the Spirit of Godliness is most important because human action is the outcome of his/her spirituality. Setting spirit right in Godliness can help aperson/leaders perform duty positively sincere in proper coordination with co-workers for development as people’s Union Government of India. Therefore, it can be noted that on the way to his succeed for election Shri Narendra Modi followed the major part of the teaching of the Lord Jesus’ Greatest Commandment in the Gospel of Matthew 22: 37-40 (NRSV) Christ Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Taking Oath in the name of GOD/ISHWAR and inviting India’s neighboring countries is a way-to-say of it. His remarkable remembrance of inviting his neighboring country leaders, friends and citizens in peace and co-operation shows his inclination to the love of neighbors. Citizens of India has elected and appointed its leader through casting their valuable votes to whomsoever they like most. In a TV media statement National People Party leader Shri PA Sangma said, “North East Indian have a tradition of voting for the Congress”, still then Bharatia Janata Party Government of India is brand new formed union government with clear majority on the 26th day of the month May, this year two thousands and fourteen, under the leadership of the 15th Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. So, citizens who elect to form their own government needs to obey the Government, in which the government must work for peace, justice, equality, good-governance and development. “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist has been instituted by God” in Romans 13:1 New Testament Bible (NRSV). Written by: Ngamkhothang Haokip Delhi. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)