Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to leave all listeners in awe when he addresses them. A master communicator, whose speech yesterday at Ayodhya was nothing short of grand. During his forty-minute address post the Bhoomi Poojan at Shri Ramjanmbhoomi, the Prime Minister spoke at length about the MaryadaPurshottam, and how the long struggle for a Ram Mandir was finally over. While PM Modi also stressed on imbibing Bhagwaan Ram’s path in present times, a strategic message by him was delivered to China; lock, stock and barrel.
Reports suggest that Sino-India disengagement talks have hit a dead-end after the fifth Corps-Commander level talks between the two countries. We are given to understand that China is seeking diplomatic-level talks with India to calm tempers along the border, coupled with “high-level” talks between the two countries to achieve disengagement. Although China, however, agrees to disengage at the table during talks, no ground change is witnessed.
In light of the Chinese digging their heels deep into what is India’s perception of the Line of Actual Control, PM Modi has made India’s strong approach towards the dictatorial communist state clear, and that is: भयबिनहोएनप्रीत (Bhay Bin Hoye Na Preet)
The Prime Minister used this doha from Tulsidas Ji’s Ramcharitramanas, in his speech in Ayodhya yesterday. “The more we get stronger, the more people will love us,” PM Modi said, elucidating the reference he made to the doha, which roughly translates to “There can be no love without fear.” Therefore, it would be safe to say that Narendra Modi’s politics is highly influenced by Lord Ram.
The complete verse goes in the following manner:
“विनय न मानत जलधि जड़, गये तीन दिन बीत.
बोले राम सकोप तब, बिन भय होय न प्रीत”
Tulsidas narrates that while persistently praying for three days when the sea god refused to give way to Bhagwaan Ram and his army, it became clear that fear must be instilled to get work done, and that for as long as Shri Ram was praying in good faith to the ocean to make way for him to reach Lanka, there was no response. The path of persistence has yielded no results; Bhagwan Ram unleashed his fury upon the sea.
With China too, India under PM Modi has been doing the same. For far too long, the paper dragon has considered India a soft-toy, which can be poked and pinched repeatedly without any concrete response. India has been perceived as a docile nation by China. However, Prime Minister Modi has changed those dynamics, and it has become increasingly clear that India is willing to resort to any methods necessary to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. A peaceful India has been taken for granted by China for far too long, and now the Prime Minister’s approach is clear: All Chinese misadventures will be met with disproportionate Indian wrath.