Nothing would please the United States more than if Narendra Modi was to lose the 2024 General Polls.
Modi has fended off the suffocating pressure of the West on sanctioning Russia; hasn’t sided with the globalists in the United Nations; buys Russian oil with impunity; has pushed Indian Rupee as a trade currency already with 18 countries; looks set soon to embrace Iran on multiple fronts; won’t be a part of the war designs of QUAD; and is fuelling the reach of BRICS and SCO which would replace the US’ unipolar with the multipolar world; etc, etc.
So if the Western world sees Russia and China as two threats which would end its hegemony of 500 years, and the supremacy of US dollar, tumbling their societies into economic horrors, it’s absolutely critical that India be firmly on the side of the globalists.
Without India, the Indo-Pacific designs of the Washington war-mongers are non-starters.
Without India, the United States won’t claw its way back in the Gulf world since New Delhi is bosom friends these days with Saudi Arabia, UAE etc and holds a certain leverage on the matters of West Asia.
Without India, the United States and West would lose a very important component which could act against the growing influence of China and Russia in Global South.
Make no mistake: Modi is a thorn in the US flesh and much would happen before the 2024 polls to make the Indian leader pliable, if not mould him in Washington’s image.
Karnataka’s result would be a shot-in-arm to these Indian breakers.
In next 12 months, be prepared for a massive unrest in India on one pretext or the other: Be it farmers, same-sex marriage, the Muslim card, riots etc.
Mark my words, there would be a torrent of such manufactured anarchy before the 2024 polls.
India’s sold-out mainstream English media would keep hammering at these issues, like they have done on wrestlers’ matter, amplified by their partners-in-crime, the Western media.
The Western world would like nothing better than a weak government in New Delhi which it would be if it’s a coalition government of motley opposition parties.
Since World War II, the United States has relied on Fifth Columns in recalcitrant countries, implying sections of media, judiciary, politicians, bureaucracies etc; NGOs funded by the likes of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation, not to say its overwhelming military and financial might, to hold upright leaders by the collar.
These globalists hate nationalist leaders—be it Putin, Xi, Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi or Modi—and see them as an existential threat.
Turkey Is Recent Example
You could also include Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in this list who though hostile to New Delhi, still follows a nationalistic agenda and is hated for the same by the Washington.
Erdogan has often blamed Washington for the failed 2016 coup in Turkey; doesn’t impose sanctions against Russia; resists the expanding NATO; and refuses to violate the Montreux Convention which blocks the passage of warships, to and from the Black Sea, in times of war.
Erdogan has for long resented the presence of M. Fethullah Gulen on the US soil from where the latter exerts the same control on Turkey’s Fifth Column—as I said, media, bureaucracy, judiciary, civil society, politicians etc—and works overtime to destabilize Turkey.
In the present presidential standoff, the main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is no better than a mouthpiece of Washington, accusing “Russia of meddling” in Turkey’s elections
Kılıçdaroğlu, in an interview to the Wall Street Journal, has vowed to comply with the West’s sanctions on Russia. He has also promised to start the talks on Turkey’s accession to the European Union (EU) as soon as he comes to power.
This all is music to Washington’s ears and a handsome return on its investment.
Interestingly, Kılıçdaroğlu visited the United States for a six-day visit last fall, and though the pretence was to boost trade, he went missing for eight full hours, giving rise to the speculation that he was hobnobbing with the Biden administration in these missing hours.
Erdogan, as ever, doesn’t mince his words. He accused Kılıçdaroğlu of being a proponent of “LGBT” which is a “religion” to the Americans and Europeans and against the Turkish morals.
“They are trying to…ungender the whole of our society under the name of the LGBT…family is important to us, woman is important to us, man is important for us,” said the Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu.
(Much of it resonates with the Indian situation. For example, the OTT platforms in India do little but to promote LGBT culture, make divisive content and use extreme profanity even though none of such stuff you would find in the films/series they make for the Western audience.)
Modi isn’t the kind who would betray his nationalistic ideology or India but he is also a seasoned politician enough to keep the United States in good humour in coming months.
He would also like to keep a light hand on the trouble which would surely break out on Indian streets or in Indian courtrooms rather than play in the hands of the Fifth Column.
The flip side of it is that Modi would be accused of not being firm enough, or Hindu ideological enough or unable to take on Indian judiciary which resembles more of an activist than dispenser of justice these days.
India can’t afford to lose Modi in 2024 polls: For it would hurt India for a long, long time.
Instead of shaping the New World Order, India would slide back to the West’s camp which would be akin to betting on a losing horse.
The coming world belongs to the BRICS and SCO, a Dollar-less world, Global South and Asia’s century in which Russia would be an important plank, away from its European misgivings.
Modi must win or India would once again miss its moments in history like it did with the Mughals and Britishers, betrayed by its own.
These own-betrayers are in plain sight today—hopefully, India’s masses identify them and would show them their place in a year’s time.