- Currently PM Modi is passing through a bad patch politically.
- The period between January 15 and 25, 2019 is going to be a testing time for him. He may face challenges to his leadership during this period.
- However, he will emerge stronger after February 28, 2019.
- Notwithstanding BJP’s defeats in recent Assembly polls, Modi is likely to romp home in 2019
Yatha Raja, Tatha Praja
This is a famous quotation from the Ramayana, the epic which epitomizes the Vedic culture of ancient Bharat. As it is enshrined in the quotation, the aspirations and ambitions of the King reverberate in the activities of the subjects. Rather the vision of the King was translated into actions by the people, which ultimately determine their future and the nation as a whole. The last six decades of the post-independent India remained to be a developing nation and the basic lacuna that emanated from the centuries old British rule could not be circumvented by either the aspirations of the King or the actions of the people. The rulers of the post-independent democratic India failed to address the basic issues and the narratives were always centered around the politics of appeasement to win elections and to hold on to power. A nation like Singapore which got its independence around the same period as that of India, has risen high on the socio-economic development chart. Compared to India, Singapore didn’t have any major natural resource base and talents, but could come up in the forefront along with other developed nations. The modern historians have no doubt in attributing credit for this success to Lee Quan Yee, the founding father of modern Singapore.
British colonial power was successful in dividing Indians on the basis of caste and religion and continued to rule the country without major political upheavals against them. The modern rulers of India have found tranquility by following the footsteps of colonial masters. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minster who tried to break this colonized cultural make-up and made efforts to build the nation in the spirit of breaking the stranglehold of colonialism. He focused on building up infrastructure for the people and made unstinted efforts to provide them with the opportunities through a series of measures that would have contributed to the transformation of India into a developed economy. The tragedy of the nation was that the post-Vajpayee era could not continue and the lost cherished vision of Vajpayee got stuck up in the process. Hence the end results were disappointing. After long decades of slump, the people of India forgot to recognize their own latent capabilities and visualize their own dreams. They were happy with receiving some government support and alms thrown out by the successive governments which kept them poor and oppressed. They accepted this as their fate and lived a life of savagery by cursing the gods. Perhaps, Vajpayee could not read too far into the idea of fatalism that was deeply etched in the collective consciousness of the masses. They couldn’t recognize his vision and effort to convert this nation into a developed one by ensuring the citizens with infrastructural support systems and institutions of public health care as well as of mass education. Vajpayee lost the general election in 2004. The UPA government under the leadership of the Congress party came to power and ruled for 10 years up to May, 2014. Vajpayee’s grand vision of India was shattered within 10 years of UPA rule. This rule was characterized by scandals, scams and corruption.
Modi has Ruchaka Maha Purusha Yog. A person having this yog is bold, fearless and courageous.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s horoscope is to be analyzed in this context. As per the available data, he was born on Sunday, September 17, 1950 at Mehsana, Gujarat. As per Mahrshi Parasara’s script on Vedic Astrology, the ascendant lord is worked out to be Mars, which is placed in the ascendant itself. The Mars forms Ruchaka Maha Purusha Yog, one of the 5 Maha Yog-s described by Parasara. A person having this yog would be bold, fearless and courageous. He would enjoy enormous physical and mental strength and eager to pursue adventurous activities. He gains strength from his followers and establish himself as a good leader who leads from the front. His ventures would bring him name, fame and acceptance in the society. He would be honest and capable of annihilating the gang of thieves and perpetrators. The person would have great spiritual capacity to discriminate and would be devoted to elders and to the causes of downtrodden masses.
Jupiter is placed in Aquarius, a sign that gives great strength to Jupiter as Aquarius is termed to be an equivalent of Cancer, the sign of Jupiter’s exaltation. It has the ownership of 2nd house, a house to be studied for the capacity to acquire knowledge. It also holds the ownership of 5th house, the house to be seen for knowledge, the capacity to discriminate and honesty. Jupiter is placed in the 4th house, signifying favorable happenings in terms of ruling a country, associating with intellectuals and enjoying happiness from mother. The 9th lord Moon, the planet to be seen for good fortunes, is placed in the ascendant itself, signifying favorable opportunities for the native to excel in his endeavors. Jupiter and Moon are placed in mutual quadrants forming the Gaja Kesari Yog, another favorable combination of planets in this chart to be reckoned with. This yog signifies that the native would be intelligent and virtuous in his decisions. He would be overpowering in nature and would command lasting fame in professional and private life.
Many more such favorable combinations of planets could be culled out from his chart. Most of the readers may not be interested in the nuances of Vedic Astrology and hence it is not discussed further. An attempt is made to link some of major events in his public life with that of his birth chart and predict on the future events which will have an impact on the political prospects of this country. Indian voters are proved to be unpredictable in exercising their franchise in the sense that they could be influenced and driven away from the political realities. They may fall prey to the campaigns of polarization on the lines of caste, religion, appeasement or even threats. High levels of polarization in terms of religion, especially the minority communities, would tilt the balance of political discourse which would go against the basic premises of representation of broader interest of the people cutting across their language, region, caste, and religion, on which the elections are fought. The failure of Vajpayee in 2004 could be seen as an example in connection with this.
PM Modi is a great achiever throughout his life. His political calculations and movements have great precision and accuracy and achieved success through hard work and commitment.
Modi became a known face in the Delhi circuit when he became the Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in October, 1995 and was further elevated to National General Secretary in January, 1998. PM Modi was passing through the favorable Venus dasa during this period. Venus is placed in the 10th house, the house to be seen for professional success. The combination of Venus and Saturn in the 10th house gave him good opportunities to rise in the ladder of political leadership. When the sub-period of Saturn started within the Maha dasa of Venus, he was chosen as the Chief Minister (CM) of Gujarat and he took oath on 7th October, 2001. However, the sub-period of Mercury, which started from 28th November, 2001 and ended on 28th September, 2004 was one of the worst periods in his political life. Mercury is devoid of any power due to its combustion and its rise in Virgo sign at less than one degree. The Gujarat riots and the aftermath was a well discussed topic and it needs no elaboration. However, he emerged victorious and proved his mettle by silencing his enemies through a ballot victory which he planned, executed and delivered to the best of his abilities. BJP won the state assembly election in November, 2002. He was the natural choice for the Chief Ministership of Gujarat and sworn in as CM on December 1, 2002. The malignant impacts of Mercury had created troubles for the person and too many allegations have been leveled against him, though it proved wrong in the subsequent legal and judicial scrutiny. The planet Mercury stands out to be the best spoiler in his life as a whole.
On 23rd December, 2007, he took oath as CM of Gujarat for the third time. The favorable Sun dasa which started from November, 2005 and continued till November, 2011 was one of the best periods with respect to his political life. Sun is the 10th lord and placed in the 11th house. The 10th house signifies profession and 11th house signifies prosperity. The favourable impact of Sun in his chart probably might have helped him by giving strength to elevate the economic status of Gujarat which even attracted the attention of foreign media. The economic development model devised and implemented by him for the development of the state was one of the best amongst those of all other Indian states. His efforts were acknowledged by the academicians and even the politicians of opposite parties as well.
Moon is a very favorable planet in his chart, as it is the lord of the 9th house, the house to be seen for good fortunes. Moon is rising in the Ascendant itself along with ascendant lord Mars, creating Chandra-Mangala Yog. This yog endows him with the agility of a warrior who is capable of eliminating his foes. Moon dasa started from November, 2011 and continues till November, 2021. The events that are presently following in his life are the endowment of auspiciousness of Moon. He was elected as Chief Minister again and sworn in as the fourth time CM on 26th December, 2012. He was chosen as the National Campaign Chief for the 2014 General Elections in 9th June, 2013 and anointed as the Prime Ministerial candidate on 13th September, 2013, thereafter. He won the general elections with a thumping majority and took charge as Prime Minister of India on 26th May, 2014.
Now, we are on the verge of another poll season which is about to commence from March, 2019. The planet Mercury is an inauspicious planet in his chart, the influence of which could play havoc in the life of Modi. The sub-period of Mercury within the Maha Dasa of Moon started from October, 2017 and continues till February, 2019. As we have seen in the immediate past, BJP had lost three state elections in the Hindi heartland at once and some sort of dissenting voices have sprung up from the internal quarters of his own party. Congress has been attacking him for the last one year or so on the Rafale deal and it is not unknown to anybody that it is a blatant lie manufactured and propagated through a series of press conference in the media circles and to huge gatherings at the hosting of state assembly elections held recently. Even the Supreme Court has scrutinized the deal and could not find any procedural lapses in the whole process of proposed procurement of weaponised planes from France.
Modi may see banner of revolt against his leadership. But the situation may change to his advantage after February 28.
Modi is going to be stronger from February 28, 2019. However, the period between January 15 and 25, 2019 is going to be a testing time of his patience and fortitude. Some forces within his own party would create not only ticklish troubles but also challenges to his leadership. The period between January 26 and February 9 may give him some respite and would be able to buy peace with the dissidents. It is the time for him to rejuvenate his diplomatic vigor and change the situation to his favor and advantage. He would rise again up to the expectations and defeat the narratives floated against him. The period between February 26 and March 15 is very critical as he will be compelled to take quick decisions which may be detrimental to the possibility of winning the election. This is a small favorable window of time available to him to regain the lost ground and win the hearts of the masses and reaffirm him as the savior. The ‘Mandir’ issue and longstanding criticism on delay in addressing the issues related to the sentiments of Hindus are now brought back to the forefront. But Modi has never made any utterance on Mandir or issues based on religion and sentiments. The Right to Education Act is another such issue that was never been taken up by his government in last four and a half years of its tenure. He always worked for the overall development of the country without discriminating people on the basis of caste or religion. All the policies he announced in the last four and a half years are the testimony to his commitment to economic development of the country without bringing in any discretion or discrimination. He termed the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue as ‘State of Unity’ which stands tall in the sky as an epitome of the very concept of unity, ie., Bharath.
As per the ‘Prasna Chart’, a form of Vedic reading for making astrological predictions, the opposition may try to engineer troubles by polarizing the masses through disinformation or misinformation campaigns. He should try to bring in new allies or try to settle the differences between the existing allies to offset such misgivings. The period between 15th and 23rd March is again going to be a tough period as some last minute troubles among alliance partners may crop up. He should plan the election during 24th March and 19th May. The oath-taking ceremony should happen during May 20-25.
BJP and Modi need not to worry about Maha Gadbandhan, a dream coalition of anti-Modi parties which was never formed nor going to be a reality. Certain parties may join together to form regional alliances to fight the elections. But, a brief analysis of the ‘Gochara’ (transit of planets) throws some insight into the overall predictions on the Modi’s win. Rahu and Ketu are transiting into 8th and 2nd houses of Scorpio Rasi on 23rd March, 2019, which is not very auspicious for Modi. This transit is indicating troubles for Modi from within his own party and the external influences are not very complex. Now, Modi has to focus more on the party, its state leadership and RSS by addressing all outstanding issues and devise solutions to all contentious issues.
The winnability of Modi in the upcoming election of 2019 is not ruled out despite the BJP’s loss in three major assembly elections in the states of Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh. In Madhya Pradesh, the number of votes polled for BJP is more than that for Congress. This bears out that Modi’s popularity in the imagination of the masses has not diminished contrary to the media projections that ‘Modi magic’ has taken a beat. Right now, Modi seems to be on the defensive and trying to prove that the allegations are baseless. Rather he should have smiled away all the demeaning accusations thrown at him by Rahul Gandhi with boisterous laughter. This would have destroyed Rahul Gandhi in his murderous rage of revenge. Secondly, Modi has to return to the spirit of 2014 and re-enkindle the sentiment of hope in the hopelessness repeatedly created by the opposite political camp. The upcoming political campaign must be so thought out that people would see their hope in Modi, ie., the Modi as the embodiment of hope.
The 48th verse of the Varaha Mihira’s Brihat Samhita says that “the society being a tree, its roots are represented by the king. The prosperity or poverty of the society is directly depended on the health of the body and condition of the mind of the king. Hence the king becomes main subject for consideration when we look at the society.” The relevance of Narendra Modi continuing as the Prime minister of India needs to be understood in this context.