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Feb 18, 2013
But Can He Fight The Good Fight?

The irony here (‘40% back Rahul’) is that the poll was entirely about the Congress and Rahul Gandhi (see how every question was structured) but Narendra Modi still comes up trumps. It certainly does say something when a 61-year-old outscores all other competitors in the nation—in the youth icon category!

Kautilya, Washington

Has Rahul asked any questions in Parliament? Has he initiated any bills? Does he have administrative experience, professional or aca–demic credentials? This boy-man is a Deewar dinosaur. Mere paas maa hai aur Gandhi surname hai. That’s it.

Gandhar, New Jersey

Based on the sample size, it looks like the poll was conducted at the Congress ‘chintan shivir’ in Jaipur.

Lalit Jha, Houston

By the way, the BJP is only helping the Congress by delaying Modi’s nomination.

Pandi, Chennai

Your naked dislike of Modi is palpable. Whose opinion poll is this anyway? Certainly not that of the public.

Shirish Chaudhry, Delhi

Really, 40%? For a worthless Rahul? That is surely contrived data collection.

S.S. Nagaraj, Bangalore

At best, the survey proves that 40% in the metros are idiots.

K. Suresh, Bangalore

Has Outlook already got some of the Congress money earmarked for ‘news buying’?

M. Bhagawat, Patna

You should have had an ‘Outlook Spotlight’ advertorial tag on top of the page.

Madhukar, Hyderabad

Rahul, a youth icon? Of which country, pray?

Kiran Voleti, Chennai

These polls were rigged, 9 per cent to Rahul, rest to Modi.

Vinod Kumar, Delhi

If Rahul Gandhi has any support, it will be in rural India where people still believe that gods are speaking on television. I will renounce my life if Outlook can prove this poll was genuine and the sample size representative.

Srinivas, Lucknow

I have been your subscriber from 1995 when you began. But this Congress-at-any-cost agenda has really been dragging the magazine downhill in the past few years.

Radhanath Varadan, Hanoi

The bar has been set so low for Rahul Gandhi, anything he does now will be seen as an achievement. But then again, since it’s so low he might just trip on it. If Modi and the BJP lose in 2014, it can conceivably be only because of a self-goal.

Gaurav Gupta, Richmond, US

Jan 26, 2013
02:54 AM

 The irony here is that the poll was entirely about Congress and Rahul (see how all questions were structured) and Modi still trumps all Congis. It certainly says something whe a 61 year old outscoring all other so-called youth icons in the nation - in the '' youth icon' category. This might be a face-saver survey for the Congis when other surveys started to show them down in the dumps. 

Washington DC, United States
Jan 26, 2013
03:43 AM

Actually, shows how bad the opposition is.

With only divisive, communal politics, to show as its USP, it is no credible alternative to the people - who are alternatively confused between the devil and the deep.

Hitler too won elections because the people were frustrated with bad administration before him.

Male Unblocked
Chennai, India
Jan 26, 2013
03:44 AM

38.1 % feels that Rahul has earned it ? Wow !!

NJ, United States
Jan 26, 2013
04:21 AM

Outlook has never been famous for its poll, but this still gives interesting information. Modi is more famous, but UPA still wins the election. The opposition is in such a pathetic state that even UPA can still come back to power after running most dismal corrupt government in Indian History

NJ, United States
Jan 26, 2013
07:05 AM

There is a need for the LOOT SCAM RAJ to end. If Congress led UPA comes to power again in 2014, it will be another FIVE YEARS of LOOT SCAMS and Mr Rahul is too weak/ inefficient/ incompetent to stop the LOOT SCAM RAJ - else he could have done it even during UPA-II. ----------- Mr MODI is a dedicated, hardworking man with no family behind him to indulge in LOOT SCAMS and would be an ideal choice for PM. However, the biggest obstacle for Mr MODI becoming PM would be BJP & RSS and not Congress or Mr Rahul

Charan dewry
Guwahati, India
Jan 26, 2013
07:07 AM

The numbers from another poll are vastly different

BJP-led NDA will win general elections, says poll


According to the survey, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most suitable candidate for the post of prime minister.

He beats Congress leader Rahul Gandhi quite comfortably. As many as 48 percent favoured Modi as prime minister while only 18 percent wanted Rahul Gandhi to take over the top post.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Jan 26, 2013
07:39 AM

 All these polls are time pass and in this era of paid news, one wonders at their credibility.

In the US, where polling is a major industry, a number of polls showed Romney leading at the end. They then had to explain why they got their figures so badly wrong.

In any case, a week is a long time in politics and a year ???

Chennai, India
Jan 26, 2013
09:42 AM

40% for a worthless Rahul is surely a contrived data collection.

Bangalore, India
Jan 26, 2013
11:16 AM

 I am not enthused with Outlook-MDRA survey.
But taking +/- 3.46 error margin admitted by
them I feel statitics can be a great manipulator.
India is a vast country and an opinion poll like
this with lesser target audience will no way contribute
the result but to dismiss this as 'gimmick' is an outright
insult to this unbaised and scientific excercise.

pattambi, India
Jan 26, 2013
12:07 PM

Ha Haa....what a funny survey!! How can questions possed on Rahul yield the conclusion....to me the conclusion is gravity defying!  Hope Outlook got adequately paid for this promotional advt.

hyd, India
Jan 26, 2013
12:58 PM

“The timing of ‘CongressArian Delivery’ of Rahul is 100% correct because as per Indian Tradition he may ‘Garner Hefty Amount Of Votes’ as ‘Munh Dikhaai’.”

Rajneesh Batra
New Delhi, India
Jan 26, 2013
01:10 PM

Vinod Mehta was sure to get Padma Award this Republic Day but alas Rahul did not read this fabricated Survey !!

Mumbai, India
Jan 26, 2013
01:32 PM

YES if Congress declares one 2 one fight between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi then it would be 90% for Rahul Gandhi and 10% for Narendra Modi as Outlook India shows.May be outlook india got 100 crores which was earmarked by Sonia to buy social media

muslim bhagawat
patna, India
Jan 26, 2013
01:47 PM

 Outlook has been consistently so rabidly and brazenly biased against Modi that it your naked dislike is clearly visible in the so called "opinion poll"! Whose Opinion Poll is it?? Public? No way. It is clearly Vinod Mehta's personal opinion. Who cares 4 that? Whom r you trying to fool? Congress. Go ahead...:))))

Delhi, India
Jan 26, 2013
02:15 PM

"40% Back Rahul, 49% Want Modi"

>> At best the survey proves that 40% are idiots.

Bangalore, India
Jan 26, 2013
02:44 PM

0 % of Indians outside the Nehru Gandhi sycophants club give a flying shit about Rahul Gandhi.
The 40% figure is basically the 'we hate modi' club.
Essentially, Modi seems to get really loud and strong reactions. Both the pro modi and the anti modi voices and votes would decide the next election IF & ONLY IF, it turns out to eventually be a direct fight.

Just Joe King
Gotham, India
Jan 26, 2013
03:08 PM

If one is looking for single reason why Outlook is fun to read and follow, this column demonstrate perfectly. One can see once Outlook decided to go for Poll they worked hard to keep basic theme of this poll as ‘Rahul-Centric’.

Sort of questions which were posed before audience, leaves no doubt that it was well crafted attempt to extract maximum positive opinion on Rahul Gandhi.

But once Outlook received result of this poll they must have held emergency meeting in Editor Room find out ways to publish poll results by minimizing growing Modi effect.

And ultimately solution was found in altering headline. At first sight you read about Rahul who was at second position in poll then you read about Modi who scored first in poll. So headline reads 40% backs Rahul…49% wants Modi…. LOL!

Thar, India
Jan 26, 2013
04:27 PM

'Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Ahmedabad' minus sample villages (having more% voters) may not reflect the general trend.

BJP is helping Congress by delaying to declare Modi as their PM candidate.

chennai, India
Jan 26, 2013
04:35 PM

'Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Banga lore, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Ahmedabad' minus sample villages (with more% votes) may not reflect the overall trend. BJP is helping Congress by delaying to declare Modi as their PM candidate

chennai, India
Jan 26, 2013
04:57 PM

 The numbers from another poll are vastly different


According to the survey, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most suitable candidate for the post of prime minister.

He beats Congress leader Rahul Gandhi quite comfortably. As many as 48 percent favoured Modi as prime minister while only 18 percent wanted Rahul Gandhi to take over the top post.


That is from a very reputed surveyor, who has been mapping the trend for years, and not some figures pulled out of Outlook's netherlands. Given that  Modi has not even hinted at his candidature, Modi as PM is basically what India demands, rather than accepts.

nobody inparticular
Mumbai, India
Jan 26, 2013
06:38 PM


Mr RR: Hello Respected RGji.. Salaam, Namaste... Hope you have seen my valuable magazine's latest edition which still gives you hope.. Understandably we did this with haste since our rivals got a edition that offers no hope to you ..

Mr RG: Yawn.. Let me read.. I am just into my usual vacation into some unknown tourist spot. You see Delhi is too damn cold these days.. Uh to do with Global warming 

Mr RR: Yup..And here is the next edition. On how the BJP and RSS policies and the cow worshipping hindus have created Global warming crisis.

Mr RG: Spot on. Your editions are our hopes. We have a tough battle ahead. Of course, we have friendly institutions, bureaucracy etc etc but that is not enough to make me into top post 2014. Situation is pretty grim..

Mr RR: That is why, we make more editions. We will come with even bigger ideas. Like our future edition will tell us on how we should nationalize all hindu temples and give that land to the underprivileged so as to prove CONgress is with Aam Admi..

Mr RG: Excellent.. but hold it on.. we should get those talk close to election. That will help us to polarize votes..

Mr RR: yeah we are timing our edi tions and your media office always in loop...

Mr RG: Ah, ya meanwhile I am also working out new opportunities aka rewards. Special trade pact with Peaceful Pakistan which means new duty free markets for your products ..

Mr RR: Wow.. just the stuff I am looking for..

Mr RG: Hold on.. it is in early stages, give us enough time..

Mr RR: Okay.

Delhi, India
Jan 26, 2013
07:45 PM

i've been reading outlook since it started publishing. i was one of the first subscribers, in fact. it was the only magazine that seemed to cater to anybody over 16. but its congress-at-any-cost agenda has been dragging it downhill for the last few years. the quality has plummeted too. i'm going to stop reading outlook.

radhanath varadan
hanoi, vietnam
Jan 26, 2013
07:59 PM

Outlook is getting desparate now and all these Congress lapdogs might be actually harming Rahul Gandhi. The expectation for him as set soooo low that if he manages to do anything (though that is still a tall order for him), he might be considered a success. Look at the other article in this magazine - they have struggeld to come up with his successes.

Nonetheless in this article a two points really stand out -

1. Among the alternatives for "Youth Icon" (whatever that shit means) the only person who isn't from babalog briagde is Narendra Modi, and

2. The only questions where congress scores higher (marginally) than BJP has been touted by Outllok as the major find and highlighted. Pity these guys, they couldnt find anything else to highlight.

Modi and BJP need to plan very carefully for 2014. If they loose it would more likely be a self-goal.

gaurav gupta
Richmond, USA
Jan 26, 2013
08:01 PM

I must congratulate Outlook on picking a picture that makes this nincompoop look erudite.

gaurav gupta
Richmond, USA
Jan 27, 2013
10:26 AM

 I beleive in Astrology. So, if astrologically speaking, Rahul Gandhi should never have a chance of becoming the  Prime Minister of this country. 

bowenpalle venuraja gopal rao.
warangal, india
Jan 27, 2013
11:12 AM

It is absolutely nonsense to published this kind of survey.In interview peope lie too much boasted,nerver tell the truth.How can you predicate future conducting  survey?Man is irrational  he changing his moodes second by second how you expect from him reliable answer?

Ramesh Raghuvanshi
Pune, India
Jan 27, 2013
01:39 PM

So Outlook has now stooped down to concocting surveys to boost Rahul Gandhi's approval ratings? No honest survey would give the crown prince a rating of 40%. It is a no-brainer. 

Hyderabad, India
Jan 27, 2013
03:33 PM

Rahul Gandhi"s speech as Cong.VP appeared to be addressing the minorities of this country.Surely he is going to get their votes.

delhi, India
Jan 27, 2013
04:12 PM

 Sample Sizes of 800 to predict behaviour of 800 million voters ..... Great Idea Sirjee

Patna, India
Jan 27, 2013
04:27 PM

It seems like a desperate attempt by Outlook to copy India Today's similar exercise this week, which was much more publicised through the group's other media outlets.

kumar rakesh
chandigarh, India
Jan 27, 2013
05:32 PM

 I just watched in the Republic Day parade a tableaux of Vivekananda carried along in the march past the President. This was marvellous and great credit to those who planned for it and the Vedic chants that accompanied it.

I guess, such a program for the Republic Day was not anticipated by Outlook when Outlook fired shot with that column on Vivekanada by Jyoti Sharma - rotten eggs on Outlook's face. As someone pointed out that the problem of Outlook with Vivekananda is that Modi is leaning on Vivekanada. That column with extracts from Sharma's muck raking research is NO NO ! 

Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
Jan 27, 2013
05:40 PM

 Apology to all, my post 31/D-113 here has inadvertently landed in the wrong column. It belongs to last week's Outlook (also here among the most commented  and still ongoing) Please take this into account when you strike it and ignore the post. There is no mechanism that I can retrieve it from here now.

Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
Jan 27, 2013
08:26 PM

Motilal Nehru was major donor to the Indian National Congress and he was one of Mahatma Gandhi's confidantes who provided a lot of money to our Mahatma's ashrams so the Mahatma could live in conspicuous poverty together with his nieces, enema-providers, chamchas and others. So I can understand why his kid, JackassLal Nehru, was made the PM after Independence - Indians had to pay off a debt that the Congress party owed to Motilal.

JackassLal Nehru created the Kashmir problem, lost Tibet, big chunks of Ladakh and NEFA to the Chinese, and would have lost Hyderabad and Junagadh to Pakistan if it had not been for Sardar Patel. He also ruined the economy for good measure. He was unfit to guide anything more than an auto-rickshaw (and even that is debatable) but heck, he was Motilal's kid so we called him a "statesman" and licked his ass.

Motilal's grand-daughter Indira created the Khalistan problem by funding Bhindranwala, eliminated all centers of powers in the Congress party and made it her fan club, declared the Emergency and came close to destroying democracy in India. But at least she cut the Pakis in half, so we called her Durga personified.

Motilal's great grandson was an airline pilot who funded the LTTE in Sri Lanka and got blown up for his trouble. If he had any leadership skills or skills of any kind, he kept them well hidden in his mercifully short life.

Now we have Motilal's great-great grandson - who has no education, talent or any other quality  - and apparently, 40% of Indians are ready to accept him as their leader, if you are to believe Outlook's polls, just because is Motilal's great-great grandson.

At what point do we Indians declare that Motilal's family has been paid their due and send them packing to enjoy our billions that they have squirrelled away in some Swiss bank?

Fedup Indian
Hyderabad, India
Jan 27, 2013
10:11 PM

Polls rigged. It would be 9% Rahul, rest to Modi.

Vinod Kumar
Delhi, India
Jan 28, 2013
08:53 AM

 Outlook is delivered in Chandigarh 1 in 4 issues. Last issue of People that I received is dated Dec 15-28, 2012. 

Clearly, Outlook realises the worth of its magazines as it is not even serious about delivering them.

The customer service people appear to be jerks, as they just do not do anything about it. The problem is continuin from last one year.

Dinesh Kumar
Chandigarh, India
Jan 28, 2013
11:27 AM

Obama was elected because "he was not bush". Same goes here. Rahul is not Modi!

Kolkatta, India
Jan 28, 2013
12:10 PM

Since such surveys and sample-picking can always be selective and sponsored hence no factual impression may be arrived at out of such deceptive exercises. In fact, the national scenario and public mood closer to the election schedules determine the voter's priority as whom to vote for. Actually both the Congress and BJP don't have any other choices except RG and Modi to expect and fetch an elctoral victory. And undoubtedly, certain party may retain the power by default while another may win out of public's trust and expectations for a good governance. Hence let's wait and watch.   

Pramod Srivastava
New Delhi, India
Jan 28, 2013
12:31 PM

Why on the earth Outlook had to put on a pretence of "Realism" by giving a slight edge to Modi over Rahul Gandhi? Even if they had showed that 100% want RG & 0% want Modi, readers wouldn't have objected. Readers thoroughly know outlook's "Huge Crediblity & Objectivity Deposit". (Shhhhh Did somebody say Deficit?) ".

Abhijit Kane
Mumbai, India
Jan 28, 2013
01:57 PM

The figures gathered through OUTLOOK MDRA Survey conducted in certain metropolitian cities ,I suppose, alone can not be made the basis even for assuming as to who is really the popular among the two and the ratio or the percentage for the purpose to be relied upon.   In the recently held Gujarat assembly elections,NM was found tobe the most popular . SG and RG had also visited some areas of Gujarat and addressed public gatherings but hardly made any difference. The whole nation looked at the assembly poll not from the point whether BJP wins or the Congress but also to check the graph of NM`s popularity. Indeed he has been found the most popular not in his home state but he is popular remarkably outside too .  People in him see a leader to be placed at centre to hold the helm of the country. The figure 40% and 49% may be reduced to double and increaesd to double in both the sides- RG and NM when actually scanned through general elections. The comparison between the two is like beween the mightiest and the weakest as it was seen between him(NM) and the lady congress candidate contested election from Maninagar constituency.Can we not adjudge his popularity on the basis that he won elections for second term and people have indicated their interest that NM should reach Delhi to rule the nation and just should not remain confined to State only. Have we seen this much keenness anywhere in other state elections. To maintain popularity graph for so long years counts and matters.

P.Gautampurkar,Sawai Madhopur,Rajasthan

Parshuam Gautampurkar
Sawai Madhopur-Rajasthan, India
Jan 28, 2013
07:31 PM

Despite the smug looks on parivar leaders, Rahul elevation rattled them. modi rushing to delhi to seek rajnaths blessing, urging sinha to plead on his behalf etc. Look out for more posturing in near future.

Kolkatta, India
Jan 29, 2013
04:12 AM

What is unannounced about this poll is, all responders were members of the Congress party.

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Jan 29, 2013
07:55 AM

After making some noise on 20th. January at Jaipur, this Vice President parrot has once again become silent. Is he with girl friends? Has he forgotten that his mother has anointed him to do National 'Duty'? It appears that he wakes up once in six months.

Mumbai, India
Jan 29, 2013
02:17 PM

//Obama was elected because "he was not bush". Same goes here. Rahul is not Modi//

He competed against McCain.
McCain was/is not Bush either. Obama won for a variety of reasons
3)Race pride
4)Was seen as representing change
5)Was seen as being a rank outsider
6)Economic Downturn, which his voters associated with the Party in power
7)Seemingly better foreing policy
Now explain to me, which one of these  points are applicable to Mr.Nehru-Gandhi

Just Joe King
Gotham, India
Jan 29, 2013
05:53 PM

Despite the smug looks on parivar leaders, Rahul elevation rattled them.

Already Jethmalani racked up this issue a month back and same Yashwant Sinha too said it long back so the words has been repeated again by 2 persons..So there is nothing like rattled infact congress once again has to bank on Minority votes so thy know it  fool people is by placing Gandhi surname someone at top post...

Ahmedabad, India
Jan 29, 2013
10:33 PM

A very carefully orchestrated charade is unfolding. gadkari is kicked right before his re-election with a little help from a "friend". modi goes to delhi to meet rajnath. yashwant followed by jethmalani endorse his case. others in the party endorsed sushma via outside support.

Rahuls'elevation was Carpe diem. Off to the races.

There is something about Home Ministers' assertion at this juncture. parivars campaign had started one and a half years ago. They have tried everything - corruption, rape, pretty much every flavor of the month has been raised as personal culpability Shri Man Mohan SIngh and Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

Shri Chidambaram broke the Terrorists back and put in a mechanism to prevent any attacks. Did Home Minister receive any input highlighting any such activity as a part of an early election campaign ? Did he pre-empt any such activity ? Such vehement response from parivar is really suspicious.

parivar as a part of early election campaign already testing the waters of using polarisation as a tool. Disturbances in Ayodhaya and other parts of India points to this strategy. Their forceful defence of asaram is also suspicious, since he has been traveling extensively and visiting sensitive areas under the guise of ram katha telling.

Kolkatta, India
Jan 29, 2013
11:24 PM

Please take a look at the 45 odd coments above and you will find bulk of them hate Congress and Rahul from the bottom of their hearts. Take a look at any social media or better still speak with your colleagues, people you come in touch with it and I dont want to restrict your touch points-speak to practically any person from any strata of life in Urban India and you will find at most 1 in 10 wants to vote for Congress (Please note they do not want to vote for Rahul). If Rahul has any support it might be from Rural India where awareness is not high and they still believe that Gods are speaking on the TV! Why would I want to let my opinion be shaped by Outlook or any such paid publication when I can do my own straw poll? This poll survey, if anything, is not worth the paper on which it is printed! I will renounce my life if those who conducted it can prove it was genuine and the sample was representative. Rahul Gandhi Zindabad!!!

Lucknow, iNDIA
Jan 30, 2013
07:42 AM

Thank God, Elections won't be won by voting on Outlook website.

Lalit Jha
Houston, United States
Jan 30, 2013
09:31 AM

Please refer to my complaint of non-delivery of Outlook and People and other magazines and your bureaucratic reply that you are looking into the matter. As the problem has been reported to you for more than 2 years, it is high time you stopped "looking into" the matter and do something about your delivery agent in Chandigarh.

I have also spoken to Mr Vijay Gill who has advised me to collect the magazines myself from the office of your courier. This cannot be a solution, and perhaps you need to get out of your slumber and streamline deliveries. Or perhaps your agent realises the true worth of your magazines?

Dinesh Kumar
Chandigarh, India
Jan 30, 2013
01:58 PM

Utterly contrived by Sonia stooge Outlook. 40% want Rahul to be PM? My foot! 

Ravi Patel
Vadodara, India
Jan 30, 2013
06:04 PM

Look at the selection of questions/suggestions :

 “RG has been in politics for nine years now. His track record so far ?”

 “He has earned it with his performance”.

Why didn't the surveyor ask "What is his track record so far?", or "What is his performance?".

Who were the target sample ? Supplied by Burkha Dutt ?

Bangalore, India
Jan 30, 2013
06:13 PM

Opinion poll remains Modi-Gandhi centric. Politicians from both UPA and NDA alliances have been charged with corruption. The movement India against corruption seems to have lost its meaning which was the main reason for the formation of Aam Adami Party. Do the people of India want again corruption-ridden party either UPA or NDA? Seems no one cares the motives of Anna Hazare or Arvind Kejriwal. Pity!

Sanjiv Gupta
Perth, Australia
Jan 30, 2013
07:35 PM

Keeping aside Bongs of this country if Hindus of rest other state come togather what will happen to this catholic chrstian party and to her Italian Waitress?

Ahmedabad, India
Jan 30, 2013
09:08 PM

# 47

Thank God, the election will not be decided by:

1. Number of Likes on morphed pics on Facebook.

2. Number of parivar cader in Anna/Kejriwal/sundry "street movement"


Kolkatta, India
Jan 30, 2013
10:19 PM

Guess who tripped Gadkari ?

The same ppl who are now proposing parivars pm candidate are the same ppl who were in forefront to kick out Gadkari. Apparently, behind closed doors they were doing much more.


Some senior BJP leaders conspired together to deny second consecutive term as party president to Nitin Gadkari and were also instrumental in supplying "material" to media against him, claimed RSS ideologue M G Vaidya.

"When BJP amended its constitution to facilitate extending second term to incumbent president Gadkari, a section of party leaders did not like it. But they did not oppose it openly and since then started working against giving second term to Gadkari", Vaidya wrote in his blog.

"Gadkari would have scored 70 per cent votes had he ontested polls for the second term", Vaidya said.

After allegations against Gadkari regarding layered investments into shell companies linked to Purti Group found way in the media, senior party leaders Ram Jethmalani and his son Mahesh went public opposing his second term citing propriety.

"Later, former union ministers Yashwant Sinha and actor-turned-politician Shatraughan Sinha also asked Gadkari to demit the office and face probe into allegations", Vaidya said in the blog

Kolkatta, India
Jan 31, 2013
09:04 AM

Kishore Dasmunshi,

[[The same ppl who are now proposing parivars pm candidate are the same ppl who were in forefront to kick out Gadkari. Apparently, behind closed doors they were doing much more.]

So what? It only shows that many people in the BJP were against Gadkari getting a second term because of his alleged involvement in the scam. Only idiots like you would object to a good thing.

Hyderabad, India
Jan 31, 2013
12:19 PM

  Mr. Modi would surprise me, if he became P. M. Because, I cannot believe, he will want to be elected to the parliament, either to the Lok Sabha, or the Rajya Sabha. It could be pretty fraying for the Gujarati, if he was not appreciably represented in the capital city. I mean, the Congress will have to explain in Gujarat, why Modi is not appreciated by the non-B J P member in parliament. 

Aditya Mookerjee
Belgaum, India
Jan 31, 2013
01:48 PM

Modi becoming the next PM is a nightmare for:

1. Terrorists who seek to harm India

2. Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries inimical to India

3. Crony capitalists

4. Corrupt politicians and bureaucrats

The ordinary law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear. We will be having a uncompromising leader with vision and the political will to achieve it.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jan 31, 2013
03:28 PM

 DL Narayan .... may be not Crony Capitalists :-) As I recall most of the present lot were crooning paens of his greatness. Or are there cronies not crooning his paens - they surely may have to watch out.

Arun Maheshwari
Bangalore, India
Jan 31, 2013
07:21 PM

>>>>>>>>>>Ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh Should not have said that! Now Parivar Cadre would vanish from his movement. logistics would be another nightmare. May be stung by betrayal of parivar stooges, i.e., bedi(got bjp ticket from delhi), kejriwal(started another parivar outfit), ramdev(keep doing his craziness) etc.

Narendra Modi not worthy of being PM candidate: Anna Hazare

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Thursday questioned Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate in the next general elections saying the Gujarat Chief Minister was not sincere about rooting out corruption as he has not taken steps for setting up a Lokayukta, a post lying vacant since 2003 in the state.


"I want to ask Modi why he has not made Gujarat corruption free and why has he not brought a bill for setting up Lokayukta in his state," he said in reply to questions by reporters.

So many complaints of corruption have been coming from Gujarat, he said.

"People are tossing his (Modi's) name for the PM's post... If he is so good a candidate why did he not bring a strong Lokayukta Bill?" Hazare, who launched his 'Janatantra Morcha' here yesterday, said.

Kolkatta, India
Jan 31, 2013
08:04 PM

People are tossing his (Modi's) name for the PM's post... If he is so good a candidate why did he not bring a strong Lokayukta Bill?" Hazare, who launched his 'Janatantra Morcha' here yesterday, said.
Kolkatta, India

Lets expose Anna- Crusader against curroption....

yes- he is supposed to be a simple ex-truck driver.

Former deputy commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Maharashtra's original 'Mr Clean' Khairnar said --

QUOTE "Hazare himself told me that. He said he was driving the vehicle carrying the army jawans when it was fired upon. He immediately left it and ran for his life. That is how Hazare claimed he saved himself” UNQUOTE

( while everybody else in his platoon died ).

It must be noted that Khairnar was totally incorruptible and has integrity.

probably khairnar is telling a lie.


Ahmedabad, India
Feb 01, 2013
05:26 AM

It is astaunding that only yesterday Mr. Gadkari was a biggest villain in the eyes of Munshis of India and today now that Mr. Gadkari is not given second chance, crocodile's tears are flowing unchecked from their eyes for Mr. Gadkari.

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Feb 01, 2013
09:54 AM

Based on sample size, it can be safely assumed that this poll was conducted at Congress' "Chintan Shivir" in Jaipur..

Lalit Jha
Houston, United States
Feb 01, 2013
11:38 AM

>>As I recall most of the present lot were crooning paens of his greatness.

Crony capitalists are created and nurtured by state policy. Which policy in Gujarat has result in crony capitalism?

Delhi, India
Feb 01, 2013
02:19 PM

 What we, the much hated kafirs should do is to make the ever blackmailing Islamic vote totally irrelevant, just as we have done in Gujarat! This is the only way we will be able to flush out the political and academia sewage that so bedevils India and set India onto the path of progress and glory!

Ravi Patel
Vadodara, India
Feb 02, 2013
05:35 PM

fiction being published as surveys!!

Kiran Voleti
Chennai, India
Apr 11, 2013
03:52 PM

 Is the completely corrupt Congress and the communal and casteist religous organisation the RSS-BJP all that India can produce?

The main problem in Indian politics is the same as it was in the 1970s - finding a viable alternative to the completely corrupt Congress.

Arun Kumar
Lucknow, India