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Politics in Religion and Religion in Politics: A Tale of two Gujaratis
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Guwahati, Apr. 7. A Tale of two Gujaratis

This is the story of two Gujaratis. One I would like to call Mohandas Jesus Gandhi and the other Narendra Hitler Modi.



This is the story of two Gujaratis. One I would like to call Mohandas Jesus Gandhi and the other Narendra Hitler Modi.
Gandhiji, though dead, lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of people. Modi, though alive, should find a place in jail.
Gandhiji epitomised love.  Modi symbolises hatred.
Thanks to the former, Hinduism and Indian culture are admired worldwide, thanks to the latter they are both disliked worldwide.
Gandhiji made religion the heart of his politics, Modi made politics the heart of his religion.
Gandhiji distanced himself from electoral politics. For Modi, that is the be all and end all of life.
Gandhiji said no to power. Modi says give me power, take away everything else.
Gandhiji excelled in moral authority. Modi is bankrupt in this field.
Gandhiji said human beings first. Modi says political calculations first.
Gandhiji walked with his people. Modi rides in his wrath rath.
The Nobel  committee has always regretted that it did not give the peace prize to Gandhiji. If there were a similar prize for fostering division among people, Modi would be the obvious choice.
Gandhiji built community. Modi builds communalism.
Gandhiji was a bridge builder. Modi is a bridge wrecker.
For Gandhiji, everyone counted. For Modi, only those who vote for him count.
Gandhiji spoke gracious words. Modi speaks atrocious words.
For Gandhiji, Muslims and Hindus are children of the same God. For Modi, they are pawns in a diabolical political game.
Gandhiji believed in soul force. Modi believes in bullet force.
Gandhiji was assassinated. Modi may have to answer for the  killing fields.
For Gandhiji, a political opponent was never a human enemy. For Modi, all those who oppose him are enemies first, only then human beings.
For Gandhiji, India is the home of the Indians. For Modi, India is the home of the Hindutvadis only.
Gandhiji respected all constitutional authorities. Modi respects those who approve of him and despises those who question him.
Gandhiji manifested the best in human nature. Modi manifests the worst.
Gandhiji was a sign of God. Modi is a sign of division.
For Gandhiji, life is beautiful and is to be lived with all people. For Modi, life is a battle and anyone who differs from you is to be fought.
For Gandhiji, the challenge  of life consists in sharing, for Modi, it is in defeating your opponent.
For Gandhiji, it is ``You win, I win``, for Modi it is ``I must win at your expense and you must lose``.
Gandhiji brought credit and name to Gujarat. Modi brought discredit and shame.
Gandhiji was a life-long CM (common man). Modi too wants to be a life-long CM (chief minister)

Now we understand why one is called Mohandas Jesus Gandhi and the other Narendra Hitler Modi. May God send us many more Mahatmas, but never again another Narendra Hitler Modi. (I hope I will not have to write a similar piece on Varun Gandhi).


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