Achche Din Aane Wale Hain? (Good days are coming?)

The NDA has won 336 seats out of 543 in the Lok Sabha election. Of these, the BJP has won 282 seats, thus getting a majority on its own.

Irrespective of which candidate or which party you, I or any other individual voted for, we, the people of India have voted decisively for the BJP-led NDA.

Many of us now believe that, since Narendra Modi will head a government with a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha, Achche Din Aane Wale Hain! (Good days are coming!)

I reiterate what I had stated in my post Can we eradicate corruption? Yes We Can!:
“Many people believe that the nation will undergo a transformation the moment Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister in 2014. … Frankly, all are living in fools’ paradise. The government and the PM do have an important role to play, but any transformation in our nation is possible only if we, the people of India, change for the better.”

Let us see what Narendra Modi himself has said.

On April 23, 2014, Firstpost reported: “So far as I believe after 16 May we won’t need to take support from other parties to form the government. But to run the country we will need cooperation from everyone beyond party politics. Suppose if Rahul wins in Amethi and becomes the Leader of Opposition, of which the chances are slim, then his support will be needed to run the country,” Modi told ABP News during an interview called GhoshanaPatra.

Hindustan Times reported that, addressing rallies in Vadodara and Ahmedabad on May 16, 2014 after the results were announced, Mr. Modi said, “Desh chalane ke liye sabko sath rakhna chahte hai (we want to work with everybody in order to run the country),” and that he will take everyone, all parties and political opponents along, as “There is no enmity in democracy, but there is competition and that is the beauty of democracy.” He also said, “There are parties which have not won even a single seat in the polls, but they are also important and they will also be taken with us.”

The Hindu reported that, at Varanasi on May 18, 2014, raising the issue of cleanliness of Varanasi, Mr. Modi urged the people to collectively ensure that the streets of the temple city remain clean. “I have a dream for Kashi, which only the people of Kashi can fulfil. Small things lead to great things. We are all servants of Kashi,” Mr. Modi said.

The message is clear. Mr. Modi and his government will work hard to ensure that Achche Din Aane Wale Hain! (Good days are coming!) in India, but they can achieve this only with the active cooperation of all citizens of India.


20 thoughts on “Achche Din Aane Wale Hain? (Good days are coming?)

  1. This is so true…if we really want any change…we citizens also need to change our attitude then only our government can work effectively…good post 🙂

  2. ‘Be the change you want to see’.
    How many time have we bribed a cop for breaking signals or no seat belt or whatever & then grumbled for all to hear ‘sala ghoos khaw hai’. The actual person at fault is we the people. If we ourselves do not change why would the cops or any other govt. servant for that matter.

  3. There can be no change for the better or worse unless there is basic change in attitudes of both the leaders and the led.

  4. Very well said, Pro! To imagine that one man and his small team can do magical transformation is naive. Each one of us have to do our part, our share in bringing the good days! Starting with whatever little we can. I really liked what Modi said in his Kashi speech about people keeping their city clean. That is the biggest service one can do for one’s motherland. A good leader inspires people to do their best, to love their country. I have hope that he will keep inspiring people. I pray he continues to do that 🙂

  5. Totally agree. The basic premise is that each one of us has to play a role. Yet the larger point is that we do need a government to deliver. UPA was extremely incompetent and corrupt. It has to be a collaborative effort of a government and its people to help the country steer out of this mess. I don’t think anyone is expecting magic. That would be very naive indeed.

  6. I agree hands down. It’s always been up to us to shape India’s future. Politicians should merely translate the will of its citizens into policies and see to its adherence. Hopefully Modi can do a decent job at it. Be sure to check out my blog too 🙂

  7. Our expectations often supersede our actions… Maybe a new government is necessary, but think about the change that could have taken place had each one of corrected ourselves from the very beginning. Enjoyed reading this post! 🙂

  8. lets hope so .. fingers crossed… I do hope things change and the new govt actually works for the good of the nation.. I wont be asking them to do it for the whole 5 years but if they just spend half the tenure with all their heart to look after the nation.. our nation can go leaps and bounds …

  9. Appreciable, the way he spoke about leading the country while working together….. I happened to see his acceptance speech on TV yesterday, and that was equally touching. I hope and wish he lives up to our expectations.

  10. agree totally with you, the future of the country is in every one, who is part of this country, working together and doing our bit will bring in change, very well written, thanks for sharing !

  11. that was the beauty of his speech….he did not dwell on criticising all those who criticised him……instead he decided to focus of the national good by asking everyone to walk hand in hand…. and like u said, it is upto us too to do our bit…and bring about the much needed change!

  12. For every action to bear fruit, the actor must put in the required hard work. This is true of all citizens- not just of India, but the world at large. Most of us feel comfortable sitting in our homes and passing judgement on a politician. Let’s give them a chance first and do our bit towards reducing corruption as well. This was a much-needed post, Pro.

  13. It’s strange how people can sit back and relax, casting all their worries on people of ‘higher authority’. Aren’t we undermining ourselves and our capability to make a change? India wouldn’t have come to its current position had we realized this long before. However, regretting is not something that one should do.
    “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson
    Here’s to a better tomorrow… 🙂

  14. The start looks good .. Analysis spoke, guess, a decade back India Super Power by 2023 .. It all sounded funny then .. although India by then had become a Nuclear State.. With Modi making sense when he talks .. data at hand and vision to display may say India has got the missing leadership.
    A leader who believes Nation first .. says Nation first and shows Nation first .. can only guide citizens .. its high time we say Nation First.
    I am Optimistic about him and pray for those billions who voted for him.

    Bilateral relations with Pakistan,China and Sri Lanka on grounds of trade and security…. and handling the ever-sensitive Kashmir issue are other very important aspects which would define if he is what he portrays.

    All these years there have been PMs(not including Atal Behari Vajpayee) who have slept on most of the issues like terrorism by Pakistan, infiltration by Bangladesh,land grab by China and Tamil mishandling by Sri Lanka.. Is he the right diplomat who will create an ambiance where the neighbours will stop doing ill and rather shake hands in improving bilateral relations and trade?

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