Not "56-inch seena", but a thin-skinned man: The real Modi
If there is one adjective that defines Narendra Modi in totality, it has to be 'Frank Underwood'. Much like Underwood, Modi has 'limited' ethics, wants to win at any cost and the ever-astute man never forgives. He changes his narrative to suit the situation, is largely rhetoric, and the only thing that matters to him is leaving behind his legacy. Hell hath no fury like a Modi scorned, and this time the saheb is angry on CBI.
They say you are hurt if you have expectations, and which is why one is never hurt by Congress's actions. They can make CBI a caged parrot, and you ignore it. But, when a party you chose loses sight, your blood boils.
Modi has no respect for rules, protocols or institutions. He is also a big believer of concentration of 'Shah-i' power in a few hands. He is perhaps incorruptible, but his methods are questionable. That the two top-ranking officials of the country's premier investigative agency, CBI, were "sent on leave" speaks volumes about his dubious ways. And the worst part is - you can't question him.
First: CBI Director Alok Verma was to hold office till January 2019, and was given the position by a collegium comprising the former CJI Dipak Misra. He was "sent on leave" overnight. Second: As per an SC order, a CBI director can't be removed without collegium's consent. No consent was taken, this time. Third: Nageshwar Rao, who has replaced Verma, is the first IG-level official ever to be made CBI chief. Not sure if a rule is broken here. Can someone else also sense jumla?
Modi is the self-appointed messiah (pandit?) of the daughters of this country. He doesn't want his opponents to politicize rape, though his own partymen can, after all they have to win the elections, you see. It takes a father's death for Modi to act on his MLA, Kuldeep 'rapist' Sengar. And, when a bunch of urban women muster their courage to speak against ex-Union Minister MJ Akbar, his silence is deafening. One wonders - which beti is he busy saving, and from whom?
A start-up can never grow if its founders surround themselves with only yesmen. Similarly, every political party should have room for dissent. We have made it amply clear that we don't want dynast politics in this country, anymore. We want dissent, agreements, and disagreements. But, Modi doesn't think he is answerable to anyone, let alone open to feedback. He just wants his "Mann ki baat" to be told. Insecure, much? At least, Trump is open to media scrutiny.
In April'16, Modi himself said that gau rakshaks are "anti-social elements" and that their actions made him angry. Fast forward to 2018, he should still be angry, not at gau rakshaks, but at himself. The fact that our PM can't even control fringe elements is appalling. Gau rakshaks clearly don't listen to him. Perhaps he should talk to gaus (cows), there is a chance that they might listen to him.
For all his rhetorical chest-thumping statements, Modi looks like a pretty confused man to me. I don't know what he stands for. He sneakingly introduces some changes, faces flak and then silently retracts. What does he want - 'Vikas' or 'Jaatiwaad'? A few years back, he had said, "Desh nahi mitne dunga". And, we believed. We still want to, if only he gives us convincing reasons.