How did Narendra Modi have children

The promise of an upswing

Without question, Narendra Modi is an exceptional talent. The third of six children he was born on September 17, 1950 in Vadnagar, India, the son of a tea seller. Hinduism played a central role in his life from an early age. As an eight-year-old, he already went to the morning drills of the Rasthriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteer association. The RSS, founded in 1925, is a mixture of a gymnastics club and a radical Hindu cadre forge. With its tight hierarchy and aggressive propaganda, it is a dreaded political figure. He wants to turn India into a Hindu state in which religious minorities such as Muslims must submit. Its supposedly five million members have sworn asceticism and celibacy.

After Modi returned from a two-year pilgrimage through the Himalayas, he officially entered the RSS apparatus at the age of 21 and studied politics. When Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency in the summer of 1975 and brutally persecuted the opposition, Modi went underground. When he was 35 years old, the RSS sent the talented pupil to the BJP party, a political sister organization. Modi's career begins there.

To this day he follows the strict rules of the RSS. He doesn't drink, smoke, eat meat, do yoga and supposedly sleep only five hours a night. He is a loner who hardly lets anyone get close to him. He usually dines alone, lost in silence, reports the media. He hardly has any friends either. He was married as a teenager, but soon left his wife. The marriage, it is said, was never consummated.

With the motif of celibacy, Modi ties in with national icons such as Mahatma Gandhi. Because he has no children of his own to bequeath money to, he can serve the people entirely, said Modi, thus teasing the Gandhi clan. He mocked Rahul Gandhi as a little spoiled prince.

Great personality cult

The Gandhis have long underestimated Modi's mass impact. In the fine circles of Delhi, people turned up their noses at the social climber from the lower castes who does not speak perfect English - the language of the upper class. But Modi made his origins a trump card. Unlike the Gandhi, he, the former Chai-Wallah, tea boy, is one of the people.

He himself practices a personality cult that is second to none. During the election campaign, Modi styled himself into an almost superhuman figure, leaning against holy men in gestures and facial expressions. Sometimes he climbed out of a huge lotus flower, sometimes he appeared at several rallies at the same time by hologram. To many Indians this felt like magic.

His success can be reduced to a simple denominator: Modi sold people a dream. The dream of an economic miracle based on the "Gujarat model". He brought the greatest growth to this state, said Modi. There is electricity there around the clock. The longer the election campaign, the more Gujarat appeared to the poor as the promised land.

He mixed nationalistic tones with the promise of an upswing, the vision of a great power India. Unlike his aides, he did not agitate against religious minorities. After the elections, all Modi opponents will be thrown out of the country, threatened the BJP boss in Bihar, Giriraj Singh. The Hindu leader Praveen Togadia called for Muslims to be banned from buying a house in Hindu areas.

Modi whistled back the agitators. “There is only one religion for a government: India first.” He knows that his hateful tirades in the liberal regions of India are more likely to cause horror than to earn him points. The BJP's regular clientele is the Hindu right. But the masses didn't choose Modi because they want aggressive Hindu chauvinism. But because he promises them a better future.

Company bosses promoted his victory

It was young, angry India that wanted this change. Men who cannot find jobs; Mothers who don't know how to feed their children; Poor who have had enough of being fed off with alms. And a middle class that is hungry for social advancement and no longer wants to pay bribes. However, it was mainly the big corporate bosses who promoted his victory by funding much of his election campaign. Business loves modes. He is considered a workaholic who sits in the office until eleven in the evening and can even be reached by phone at night. And it attracts companies with tax breaks.

From Gujarat he is said to have authoritarian traits and an autocratic leadership style. He brutally deals with critics. He does not tolerate contradiction. Modi was driven by a thirst for power, said the psychoanalyst and activist Madhu Sarin the magazine "Outlook". “People of this kind have no compassion on a human level. But they have a feel for people's insecurities and fears. They play with these fears, but they are incapable of real bonds. "

There is only one Muslim woman in Modi's government, 93 percent of the cabinet members are Hindus. Members of other minorities or lower castes can hardly be found either. Has the country chosen a tyrant, blinded by Modi's promises? This concern cannot be completely dismissed for the time being.

This text appeared on the report page.

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