The Bhutanese should share a common meal of pride exclusively at this time, when the Prime Minister of the World’s biggest democratic nation and the Bhutan’s oldest ally handpicked our Kingdom as his first foreign destination. This moment is so special because it is the 15th prime minister of India who will visit on 15th of this month.
His Honourable Excellency Narendra Damodardas Modi popularly revered as Namo by the natives, is the 15th Prime Minister of India. After his decisive victory of BPJ led NDA in the recent Indian elections, Modi was unanimously assigned as the prime minister of India.
The first footstep of this robust Hindustani leader into the Bhutanese soil soon after warming the seat of the PM’s chair, according to the sources submit that, the key bilateral and regional issues of the Himalayan nation will be the chief menu on the table of dialogue between his Bhutanese counterpart. The Yahoo News have even quoted the BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh saying that the UPA’s weird and untimely cancellation of subsidy on cooking gas and paraffin to Bhutan was a wrong move. The withdrawal news appeared as a bolt from the blue to many Bhutanese who at that time were caught up with the occasional election fever. It has dropped a bombshell because in a jiffy, it transformed into a political campaign song and a bible of reason for few political parties to gain the political mileage by accusing the previous government that has done nothing in actuality. If it is to be believed, here’s the fact that the BJP leader Nath Singh said that Mr. Modi’s visit will send a right message that it was dressed with an intention of a wrong move. He expects that the Prime Minister’s visit will iron the wrinkle of doubts and suspicions in the minds of Bhutanese people that the subsidy withdrawal was completely the UPA government’s selfish move and the ruling government, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has no dirt of guilt as accused in the political forums.
Now everything has been over, so let bygones be bygones. But sometimes, this is so painful because such abrupt betrayal causes an endemic of madness and paralyze the bond of harmony inside the nation. I found that act so childish because still now, we are unable to discover the reason. Like I have read somewhere, it is more apt to replicate here: “I know everything happens for a reason, but I wish I knew what that reason was”.
|Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India|
Nonetheless, the visit of the Indian Prime Minister on 15th June 2014, is expected to define the real equation of the mutual help and understanding between the two governments. I expect that his goodwill visit will further consolidate the Indo-Bhutanese relations and dissolve the myths of confusions created by the crazy media. I also expect Mr. Sachin Parashar, The Times of India, who wrote, “Bhutan’s road to democracy leads to China”? to attend as a part of delegation and redo his homework in clearing the messiness created in the minds of Bhutanese people due to his bogus report. Since the senses of the media across the globe are vehemently kept alive on Mr.Modi’s visit, he has a crucial role in defining the status of India as a development partner of Bhutan, and Bhutan as a separate sovereign and independent nation. What the media will write and report is directly proportional to Mr.Modi’s effect.
“Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians” – Muhammad Iqbal