And I said to myself, one may differ with Amit Shah on a hundred issues the as opposition loves to do, but one thing his worst enemies also concede: he has an eye for identifying the right man for the right job. Low key, but focused, with an impeccable passion for delivering results.
Instead of challenging anti-nationals, Congress leader P Chidambaram is placing hurdles in the path of the newly-appointed interlocutor and throwing balloons of shamanistic ideas purporting to buy an illusory peace by yielding before the jihadis.
Amit Shah's Jan Raksha Yatra walks miles beyond being a political one. It's a Gandhian weapon to rouse public conscience and courage against violence of de-Indianised elements rejected the world over but still found in India in their last residual terror-holes.
Agreed there are no victors and vanquished in the world of diplomacy, but decisive moves and grace can undoubtedly steal the show. At the BRICS summit in Xiamen, Prime Minister Modi clearly emerged as the man of the moment.
Trinamool would like the present situation to be presented as a Hindu-Muslim issue. It is not. It's only a matter of a failed state apparatus and assault by criminals with active help from across the border groups with state protection.