It is undoubtedly the most acceptable fact that the nation has now found the real statesman in the Centre and Provincial governments whose origin is unparalleled from common Indian masses. Mahatma Gandhi had dreamt for the same but during past regimes, it could not be so because of non- commitment for soliciting the aspirations of the people of India. It was the fortune of the people of India that for the last few years, saintly statesmen have taken birth in the central and provincial cabinets. It is the reason that the India's present political paradigm has phenomenally shifted from Pro-power to Pro-people.
It has not occurred due to some 'karishma' or 'magic'. It has happened because of dedication, devotion, dutifulness, divinity, and determination of founders of the then Jan Sangh as a political party and the RSS (Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh) as the cultural organization. They had not sacrificed their lives for petty political gains, rather they had dreamt of making Bharatvarsh (India) a real nation to show the path of cardinal human values to the rest of the nations of the world.
The excellence of the foresight of Guruji Guru Golvalkar, Baba Sahab Deoras, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Ji, Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Ji, Veer Sawarkar Ji, Datto Pand Thengdi Ji and many more such ablest sons and daughters of Bharatmata (The Mother India) was the nucleus force. The present explicit manifestation of pious and purposeful political manifesto is not merely the textual document rather the basic tenets of democracy based on the fundamental values of Equality, Liberty, Fraternity, and Justice, are now being realized to happen in political sphere.
The social and geographical expansion of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014 has altered the political landscape resulting in further marginalisation of the Congress, the decimation of the Left Front, and the decline in the strength of state-level parties. State-level specificities that dominated the electoral discourse in the previous two decades now have diminished status in electoral analyses. Similarly, as the BJP made gains across the board, various voting blocs curated in the past. On one hand, the selfless Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji has proved his mettle successfully in disseminating the viability of Indian culture in almost all the countries of the World, and on the other hand a real saint and ascetic Mahant Yogi Aditya Nath has re-instated faith in the minds of the people of Uttar Pradesh as the Chief Minister that it is the spiritual power that can pave the path of transparent democratic government. Many more opponents had ridiculed also that to be a ruler and to be an ascetic are two different things. They were actually dwarfed in their basic theory that political power did not require spiritual power. Now, they are stuck with reality.
Let us revisit the spiritual tradition of the Gorakh Nath whose headquarters is situated at Gorakhpur, a city in Uttar Pradesh, very adjacent to Nepal. This Himalayan spiritual cult fundamentally believes in the absolute power of the God, and nothing to be possessed by an individual. To earn The Punyas (merits=virtues) is the sole centrality of this spiritual cult. There has been unique credibility of this cult in service of the Hindu race but also in harmony with other aliens. Late Mahant Gorakh Nath Ji, and Late Mahant Avaidya Nath Ji had shown their worth in the State and Central governments.
They had been fighting always for Indians autonomy and sanatani (Hindu) values. Luckily, Yogi Aditya Nath Ji comes from that spiritual lineage. His mettle now does not require any testimony. His excellence as the Chief Minister is now on the tongues of every citizen of this country. During this unforcing and unprecedented calamity with the name Corona-crisis, his sensibility, sensitivity and sincerity has been exhibited. His humanitarian touch is worth citing and administrative wisdom is ideally imitable.
The evidence of the ability of his quick decision making and immediate follow ups appear to be surprising. We can have a look on his work style especially during this Corona Crisis. It would be proper to enumerate three extraordinary achievements during the past three years of his regime. First, record success in organizing the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (the then Allahabad), the second one, liquidation of hardcore criminals in the state of Uttar Pradesh and thirdly, the adequate control of communal rights by realizing penalty from the rioters. This is all that has become the example for the Chief Ministers of the other provinces. His unique success is being accepted even by his opponents for tackling the Herculean task of managing the exigencies arising out of the corona crisis.
It would be beneficial to others to cite some of his unique administrative steps which have proved to be panacea during this world wide corona crisis. The magnitude and graveness of the corona crisis is well known to every one and all, but this saint Yogi Aditya Nath Ji has won the battle by his virtues of kindness, quick decision making, honesty, compassion for all and priority for the poorest of the poor.
In addition to earlier unique achievements of Yogi Ji, the present following 11 timely steps taken for meeting with the corona crisis and providing remedies as well as reliefs to the people need to be taken in considerations while evaluating his credible excellence.
1. Recent removal of administrative officers from Noida.
2. Taking over of hospitals and hotels for shelter and rehabilitation purposes.
3. Remitting instantaneous cash to every MANREGA labor. The total amount comes to be Rs. 611 Crores.
4. Whole night supervision and monitoring of deployment of 1200 buses of UPSRTC.
5. Rescue measures not for only the residents of UP but also for residents of other provinces.
6. Appreciable vigilance to ensure regular and sufficient supply of food, medicine etc.
7. Infusing commitment for welfare oriented spirit among the police of the state.
8. Strict punishing the hoarders.
9. Correcting the law breakers
10. Engaging all the personnel related to the essential services.
11. Prohibition of black marketing.
These achievements of Yogi Ji compel us to conclude that he is certainly the embodiment of excellent human traits which require giving sight, sermon and service to the people. Let us praise his accomplishments and pray to God to bless him with exponentially growing excellence. Now, the people are confident that he will prove to be "Role Model" for the statesmen of this nation.
Dr. Kunwar Pushpendra Pratap Singh
Freelance Journalist and opinion writer
(Ph.D. in Journalism & Mass Communication from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi)