Tuesday, June 25, 2013

हनुमान मोदी?

हनुमान मोदी

नरेन्द्र मोदी ने क्या किसी चमत्कार से 15000 गुजरातियों को  उत्तराखंड की आपदा से बाहर निकाल लिया? या यह जन सम्पर्क का मोदी स्टाइल है? जब से यह खबर छपी है सब के मन में यह सवाल है। क्या है इस कहानी का सच? टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया ने इसका स्पष्टीकरण छापा नहीं। यह खबर मोदी या उनके किसी अफसर को उधृत करके दी नहीं गई। किसी पत्रकार ने इस बात की पुष्टि करने की कोशिश नहीं की कि सच क्या है। बहरहाल जो कुछ उपलब्ध है उसके अंश यहाँ पेश हैं। सबसे पहले वह खबर पढ़ें जिसमें मोदी के कारनामे का उल्लेख हैः-

Modi in Rambo Act, saves 15000

Dehradun: In the two days that Narendra Modi has been in Uttarakhand, he has managed to completely rile not just the Congress government of Vijay Bahuguna but also the administrative staff involved in rescue operations at Kedarnath, Badrinath and Uttarkashi. But above all, he has managed to bring home some 15,000 stranded Gujarati pilgrims. 
    The Gujarat CM, who flew in on Friday evening, held a meeting till late in the night with his crack team of five IAS, one IPS, one IFS and two GAS (Guja
rat Administrative Service) officers. Two DSPs and five police inspectors were also part of his delegation. They sat again with the nitty-gritty of evacuation in a huddle that a senior BJP leader said lasted till 1am on Saturday. Around 80 Toyota Innovas were requisitioned to ferry Gujaratis to safer places in Dehradun as were four Boeings. On Saturday, 25 luxury buses took a bunch of grateful people to Delhi. The efforts are being coordinated by two of the senior-most IAS officers of Gujarat, one currently stationed in Delhi and another in Uttarakhand. ‘Modi model works only for Gujaratis’ पूरी खबर पढ़ें

टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया के ब्लॉग में प्रशांत पांडे का लेख

A Rambo act by Modi???? Or cheap dirty Politics....

It’s interesting the way Modi jumps into the middle of every incident where the media is present in large numbers! His US based PR agency, APCO, is doing a wonderful job. Much better for sure than the CM himself is doing, considering that he has done pretty much nothing except generate publicity for himself.
Imagine this. The devastation of the floods is in the hills. The roads have been destroyed. Vehicular movement is proving to be impossible. The Army has been deployed like never before (more than 8500 in number). More than 60 army helicopters are being used in a never-before scale rescue operation. There is a food and drinking water supply problem. There is the fear of an epidemic break-out. All that can be done is being done. Yet, what does Modi do? He reaches the fringes, where there is no problem in any case. He deploys 80 Toyota Innovas (Vans….for god’s sakes!) to ferry 7 people per van = 560 people out. But out from where? From where they are already safe! After they have already been rescued! After all the army bravehearts have done their job, the Gujarat CM and PM aspirant of the BJP comes to the spot with his IAS, IPS and GPS officers in tow – and oh yes…. his PR agents as well – to corner the glory! पूरा लेख पढ़ें
मीडिया साइट द हूट में 
A reader asks about the TOI story 'Narendra Modi lands in Uttarakhand, flies out with 15,000 Gujaratis': "Did the paper verify facts such as 80 Innovas? How is it possible to rescue 15,000 Gujaratis from flood affected Uttarkhand in less than two or three days? Or was Modi some new age scientific Hanuman? How did he and his parochial team identify the 15,000 Gujaratis from over  a million people stranded by the floods? On the face of it, the report looks wonderful. But it defies common sense." हनुमान मोदी

रीडिफ डॉट कॉम में भाजपा प्रवक्ता अनिल बलूनी का स्पष्टीकरण
The evacuation of 15,000 Gujarati pilgrims following the visit to rain-devastated Uttarakhand by Chief Minister Narendra Modi has become the talk of the town. While the Bharatiya Janata Party cannot stop singing praises of its newly-appointed Lok Sabha poll campaign chief for this operation, the Congress, on the other hand, has termed it as an act of “opportunism and selfishness”. 
For the BJP unit in Uttarakhand, Modi's rescue mission has come as a shot in the arm. The manner in which the entire operation was planned and executed should be applied as a role model for other states, the party points out. रीडिफ डॉट कॉम पर पूरा पढ़ें

नरेन्द्र मोदी की वैबसाइट पर 15000 यात्रियों का जिक्र नहीं है। उनके अनुसार 6000 गुजराती वापस आ गए हैं।
Addressing a high-level meeting of disaster management here to take stock of the situation in the hill state, he said that about 6,000 pilgrims from Gujarat have already come back, while another 2,500 are on the way and the remaining about 100 persons still stranded there are being contacted for their safe return..नरेन्द्र मोदी की वैबसाइट में पढ़ें

सबसे दिलचस्प है 26 जून के टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया के सम्पादकीय पेज पर अभीक बर्मन का लेख जिसमें मोदी के दावे का मज़ाक उड़ाया है। दिलचस्प इसलिए कि मोदी ने कब और कहाँ यह दावा किया, इसका कहीं ज़िक्र नहीं है। खबर टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया ने छापी जिसमें किसी को कोट नहीं किया गया। टाइम्स ने इसका स्पष्टीकरण भी नहीं दिया। अभीक बर्मन का लेख यहाँ पढ़ें

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