By Dilip Ghosh
Everybody is aware of Narendra Modi as a fantastic statesman and a pacesetter and whereas that is irrefutable, I’ve had the nice fortune of getting a glimpse of the person behind the chief. I had met the PM bodily a number of years into my political profession and there are two distinct incidents which have been deeply etched in my thoughts. These are incidents which are past politics and present us the person Modi is.
The primary one was within the 12 months 2017 when Prime Minister Modi had come to Shantiniketan. I had gone to obtain him. Three-four months previous to this incident, I had met with an accident and had undergone backbone surgical procedure. I had recovered by the point of the Shantiniketan incident. So Modi ji arrived in a helicopter and he bought down, I met him and greeted him with a bouquet and a scarf as is the customized. And the very first thing he stated when he noticed me was, ‘Dilip, kya hua, operation hua suna hai na? Aap theek ho na?” The best way he requested simply touched my coronary heart and I actually had tears in my eyes. I had myself forgotten concerning the operation, however he remembered! This incident made me realise how a lot he cares for his social gathering employees. It’s additionally wonderful how sharp his reminiscence is! As a major minister, he meets a whole lot of social gathering employees each different day and to ask after a person and keep in mind his accident was one thing distinctive and reveals what a fantastic man Narendra Modi is.
The second incident is round 2018. At PM Modi’s Kisan Kalyan rally in Midnapore, a tent collapsed throughout his handle. The tent was erected close to the primary entrance of the rally venue to shelter folks from the rain and the incident occurred when PM Modi was mid-way by means of his speech. An enormous crowd had gathered on the rally and it was raining as nicely.
However the Prime Minister wasn’t ruffled, he saved calm and after a brief break, he resumed his speech. However when the occasion was over, with out fascinated with his personal safety preparations, he requested me to get in his automobile and we headed in direction of the hospital the place folks, who have been injured within the cover collapse accident, have been admitted. As soon as we reached the hospital, he took the steps and climbed three flights to satisfy every injured individual – each within the female and male wards. He consoled them, gave them encouragement and guaranteed them that every little thing shall be alright. I keep in mind two sisters had come from Bankura they usually have been injured and have been mendacity subsequent to one another in hospital beds. PM Modi spoke to them personally, put his fingers on their head and assuaged their and their member of the family’s worries and fears. Earlier than leaving, he advised us to make sure that the injured get correct therapy. The subsequent day, and days after, we’d get common calls from the PMO’s workplace in search of details about the well being of the injured. This reveals he isn’t solely a high chief, he’s a person with an enormous coronary heart. Joto boro neta, toto boro mon (His coronary heart is as large as his stature is as a pacesetter).
All nice leaders have discerning qualities and for Narendra Modi, it’s his concern and love for those who stand out. Others would possibly say that is simply politics, however the truth is, we honour him on his birthday by doing what he stands for – serving to these in want and doing samaj seva.
(Disclaimer: Dilip Ghosh is a Nationwide Vice President of Bhartiya Janta Social gathering (BJP). He’s a member of the Parliament from West Bengal. The views expressed on this article are these of the writer and don’t mirror the views of Zee Information)