Optimist with the out-comes of Indian Elections
Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan greeted Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on the tweet “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia."
Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 303 of the 542 seats, up from 282 it had won in 2014. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has won 351 seats. A visible increase in seats is witnessed.
It is a good sign that the government being formed will be strong and can implement its agenda in legislation conveniently, without facing much resistance from opposition parties. It will be a more stable government.
Indian election will have an impact on regional politics too. Generally speaking, India was not having good relations with its all neighbors, either it is Nepal or Sri Lanka, Pakistan or Myanmar, Bangladesh or Bhutan or China, etc. But it is expected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, might have learned lessons from his past experiences and may behave more maturely and wisely. In fact, Indian elections are based on hate against its neighbors, any party who hates more its neighbors will get more popularity.
During this election, it was also observed that extremist parties have spread more hats and even have gone to violence. There are reports of forced voting, especially the areas where minorities were in concentration. There was a fear of anti-BJP vote by minorities. So violence and terror has ensured victory for BJP.
It is believed, BJP has already achieved what so ever they wanted and used extremist as a tool to reach desired goals. Now, it is time to relax and enjoy, and BJP may not exercise its power to promote hate, intolerance, and violence against its own minorities or against its immediate neighbors.
India is facing severe challenges at domestic level and may focus to develop their economy, infrastructure development, the housing sector, sanitation, and clean drinking water. Health and education are important sectors need immediate attention. Separatist movements and insurgencies are more important fronts where the new government have to pay attention.
Logically the domestic challenges are severed and need full attention. India may overcome such challenges to eradicating poverty, which is hard hit fact on the face of India in the international community
The whole of South Asia is suffering from similar challenges with a variation of intensity. If, all countries in this region learn to live peacefully in harmony and pay more attention to local issues within their own countries. The defense budget saving can be utilized for the socio-economic development of their own societies.
India was trying to establish its hegemony is all over South Asia, which it failed in the last 7 decades. I think it is time to acknowledge that if 7 decades cannot be succeeded, it may not happen in the future. There is no need to spare all energies for mission impossible.
Based on the experience of the last 5 years as Prime Minister of India, trust, Modi has become more mature, stable and visionary. While the Pakistani Prime Minister has greeted him and offered for better cooperation. It may be an opportunity for both nations to forget the past bitterness and move forward optimistically. I am confident that the next five years will be better for Pak-India relations.
India and Pakistan are facing similar challenges like Economy, Terrorism, and poverty. Let’s join hand to fight against a common enemy and provide relief to inhabitants of this region. Pakistan is thinking in a positive sense and optimistic to improve ties between the two neighboring nation for the total welfare of people of both sides. The leadership of Pakistan and people of Pakistan has expressed true feelings at the occasion of winning the election by BJP and expects reciprocity.