Modi as PM?

Published: June 18, 2013

NEW YORK: This is with reference to Asad Rahim Khan’s piece “Nightmares from Narendra” (June 19). As an Indian, I feel that it is very unlikely that Narendra Modi will become prime minister, as a coalition of parties is going to rule India for the foreseeable future and the BJP is losing allies like Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar of the JD-U party, who has already broken off its 17-year relationship with the BJP. So, the BJP under Modi will not get the majority to form government. Besides, the BJP itself is not united on the issue of having Modi as the prime ministerial candidate. LK Advani’s resignation is a case in point.

Even if Modi comes to power, the Muslims of India are not going to lose anything. In the last BJP government, a Muslim, APJ Abdul Kalam, was made president of the country. The BJP is not going to sack the Muslim chief justice of India, the Muslim vice-president of India or ban the Khans of Bollywood.

I just find it quite interesting to note that the writer is not worried about the condition of non-Muslims, Shias and Ahmadis in Pakistan and is instead overly concerned with what goes on in India.

Prakash Lal

Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • F Khan
    Jun 19, 2013 - 12:44AM

    @Prakash Lal: where I agree with your basic content in the letter that Modi is not going to make it as PM of India. I would like to clarify that what are you as a Indian doing/commenting in a pakistani newspaper column? Just go to the comments on Khan’s article you will find hundreds of Indians have commented on it. This itself is an evidence that people on the other side of the border are more concerned about us than we are about them. Comment on the content of his column. You have full right to agree or disagree.


  • indi
    Jun 19, 2013 - 8:39AM

    u think modi wont become pm?? ok ur thoughts…..i am a diehard modi supporter…
    btw i loved ur last para……the recent example quetta and mardan :)


  • Multan
    Jun 20, 2013 - 11:43PM

    I’m a Pakistani, I wish Modi should become Prime Minister of India and transform the whole India into Industrial hub like he did with Gujrat. The riots of Gujrat history goes back to Mahmood Guzni of somnaat, Who can’t alter the history. Muslim-Hindu should live together with peace.


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