Things seem to be falling apart for Narendra Modi, and the Centre

Things seem to be falling apart for Narendra Modi, and the Centre cannot hold


Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota / Bloomberg
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Narendra Modi's ministers make headlines for all but their ministers
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Think of one passion that has been given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his ministers, BJP colleagues, governors and the military brass have generally been pursued in the past four-and-a-half years.
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No prize for guessing It's a passion for headline-hunting Jammu and Kashmir Governor Sat Pal Pal is the latest to join the game. First, he suggested that the Center had
 Parivar
plotted to install BJP-backed Sajad Lone government, and then he went on to public about the 'threat of transfer' (to another Raj Bhawan), he faced the purportedly for dissolving the state assembly.
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He should take some tips from his Meghalaya counterpart, Tathagata Roy, on how to stay in the game. Roy's Twitter profile @ tathagata2 says a lot about his priorities: "Right-wing Hindu social-political thinker, writer, ideologue. Also Governor, Meghalaya. "He 
even sure of
frequently made national headlines as Tripura governor, questioning the" silence of the 'secular' crowd over noise pollution by Azaan "and called Rohingyas" garbage ".
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Shifted to the Raj Bhawan in Shillong in August, he has managed to stay in news. "10th anniversary today of the Paki-sponsored slaughter of innocents (except Muslims) at Mumbai, popularly called 26/11 ...," Roy said in a Tweet 26 November. Following a storm on social media, he deleted it, saying that 
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"contained a factual mistake". But he has continued to retweet provocative posts about "Paki Muslim terrorists".
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But why blame only governors? Most of them were non-entities in public sphere till Narendra Modi got them a place in the sun.
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His ministers have been in the news for their work in the ministries. Ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Giriraj Singh said that Modi who opposed those who have Pakistan in their place and not in India He was rewarded with a ministerial berth He has not 
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stopped since then, leaving no 
opportunity to stoke controversies, the latest being his description of Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband as a "temple of terrorism". By the way, if you do not know - and most of us may not -
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Singh is the minister of state (independent charge) for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), a critical sector still lumbering under the impact of demonetisation. But his priorities are different
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Smriti Irani, last heard, was talking about her 'gotra' and her 'sindoor' as a testimony of her being a "practicing Hindu" and about Rahul Gandhi sending "Israeli bananas (plants)" to Amethi She is the minister of 
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textiles, another demonetization-hit sector Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi hit the headlines targeting her own party minister in Maharashtra for the killing of tigress Avni, much to the Union Minister of Environment, forest and climate change, Dr Harsh Vardhan
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To be fair, these ministers can not say when they feel wronged

But it's not just the ministers and the governors

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Army chief Bipin Rawat has been making headlines, saying that the Kartarpur initiative should be seen in the resumption of talks, accusing "some organizations" of amalgamating illegal migrants 

(read Bangladeshis) and saying that there is no problem in the line of control (LoC) if the country is ready to accept "collateral damage" When the last time the country was such a outspoken army chief?

We see the unusual spectacle of top CBI officers, the least-noticed entities in the Reserve Bank of India, and even the country's statistics bureau getting embroiled in political rows. If you are a part of the ruling establishment today, you can say anything and get away with it. Could not be a ruling 

party's national spokesperson - in this case, BJP's Sambit Patra - threatening a political rival - a leader of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) - in a TV debate to "sit down or else I will rename a mosque after (Lord) Vishnu "?

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Over the past 53 months, spin masters have told us repeatedly how Narendra Modi took the motormouths in his party and the government to work for speaking 'out of turn'. Really? Why do the ministers and party leaders, including Amit Shah, continue to blame despite Modi's alleged 

rebuke? There are only two inferences: Either Modi didnt mean it or his party colleagues know it was perfunctory. Or, may they, have reasons to think about that

But, either way, it ends up undermining Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister who has once sought a leader in his ministers, his government or the institutions that his predecessor, Manmohan 

Singh, supposedly lost hold of. How can a 'strong' leader, who has reposed their faith in and replaced a 'weak' prime minister with, lose control?

By default or design, Modi seems to be giving his followers or his supporters in the government and the party to build the narrative for him. But it has now come as a 

stage when a sense of disintegration, disharmony and chaos in every sphere - politics, governance, judiciary, and even the private sector - is hurting his public persona.

Narendra Modi is a poet too Therefore, he may possibly remember the Second Coming of W.B. Yeats, the Irish poet:

Turning and turning into the widening gyre
The Falconer
Things fall apart; the center can not hold
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world

Incidentally, Yeats composed it in 1919, exactly a century before Modi seeks a renewed mandate in India.

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