Eminent journalist MJ Akbar is facing fierce criticism over his joining BJP recently. He wrote an open letter explaining his choice and tried to convince his detractors. These are the major points of his defense…
Because Modi gave a call to end Hindu Muslim divide to fight against poverty,
Because Modi said that the religion of any one in public service is the Constitution of India,
Because the economy of India is in the dump but Modi put Gujarat ahead,
Because in the two terms of UPA, no government body/ agency could indict Modi for Gujarat riots, including the Supreme Court,
When over hundred other riots are still pending in courts, why sentence only Modi?
Youth hope for jobs to change their lives, Modi has a clear vision towards raising the Indian economy, job creation,
Because only Modi can “lift the nation from the septic swamp” it is in.
MJ Akbar did not explain how long he has had these views or why he chose to join BJP just before these elections. He found many faults with the UPA governments, but he did not explain why he thinks that Congress vision for the country is not good enough now, after all he was a member of the party!