Sunday, May 05, 2013

BJP should woo all Hindu Warriors

BJP should woo all Hindu Warriors
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, May 2013)
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In my editorial in the Feb. 2013 issue, I had appealed to BJP President Rajnath Singh Ji to make BJP into a pro-Hindu party, and not to haunt Muslim votes. A few readers of Hindu Voice have also written to Rajnath Singhji, endorsing my views and enclosing my editorial. It seems that the collective appeal has had a salutary effect on the BJP President.

In the recently announced BJP National Office Bearers, he has given space for Shri Narendra Modi at the BJP Parliamentary Board. He has also included Varun Gandhi, Amit Shah and Uma Bharati in his national team. I am sure that this will send a strong message among Hindus that BJP is coming to its moorings.
 
By playing its communal card, the Congress is polarizing minority votes. Hence, the BJP has no other alternative but to polarize Hindu voters in its favour. Look at how the UPA Govt. is trying to bring back the Communal Violence Bill when election is nearing. The only intention is to send a strong signal to Muslims and Christians that it does care for them and hence they should vote for Congress in the coming parliamentary elections.

When Congress can cater to the base religious sentiments of Muslims and Christians with vote-bank considerations, why can’t the BJP voice the genuine concerns of Hindus and try for their votes? For example, the Congress Govt. has announced setting up of “special courts” for Muslims. But does it care to even chargesheet and start trial of the so called ‘Hindu terrorists’ like Sadhvi Prangya, Swami Aseemananda, Swami Amrutanand Dev Tirth (Dayanand Pandey) and Col. Purohit? They are just rotting in the jail without even a trial. This and many other double standards of the Congress must be exposed to the general public?

Now that hardline Hindus have found space in the BJP high command, I would like to put forward some more suggestions to Rajnath Singh ji.

The BJP should accommodate all Hindu Warriors active in different parts of India, as they are constantly in touch with the people, fighting for Hindu causes. Some of them should even be given ticket to fight elections. It is a good news that Shri Raja Singh Thakur of Sri Ram TV, who is giving a tough fight to MIM in Hyderabad, has joined BJP. Further, Shri Pramod Muthalik of Sri Ram Sene, Mangalore, has also asked for BJP ticket. I would even suggest that Shri Tapan Ghosh of Hindu Samhati, Kolkata, Arjun Sampath of Hindu Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu (whose house was recently attacked by Muslims) and many others should also be invited to join BJP and fight election in their respective places.

We all met in Goa in June 2012 at the ‘All India Convention for Hindu Nation’ organised by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Their commitment for a Hindu Nation is absolute.

 Recently a United Hindu Front has been formed in Delhi, consisting of many Hindu organisations, for the protection of Ram Sethu. Some of the leading activists of this UHF can also be accommodated by the BJP. 

Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, another Hindu warrior, is already with the NDA.

In this entire scenario, one may ask, where is RSS? - the ‘so called’ Hindu Nation Builder. RSS has made itself irrelevant, by running away from the media. People have forgotten it,  but for the occasional outbursts of some Congressmen. RSS leaders have become more sanghatan-premi than Rashtra-premi. Also, by keeping itself aloof from politics, it is wasting a large force of human resources (Swayamsevaks). At the same time, Hindu Warriors working independently (myself included) are condemned by RSS as ‘radicals’. Its diagnosis of the illness of the Hindu society is wrong. Further, RSS does not digest individual’s growth as it is always organisation-centric, whereas Indian politics is always individual-centric; party and ideology come later. Therefore, the solution to the problems the nation faces today has to be sought outside RSS. 

Here, Baba Ramdev does play a crucial role. He is a true Rashtrapurush and is very practical. He has properly diagnosed the illness in the society (corruption, black money and criminalisation of politics) and is prescribing the right medicine (attaining political power). For this, he is utilising the services of Aastha and Sanskar TV channels. He is more Rashtra-premi than Sanghatan-Premi. He has openly declared his support to Modi. Ramdevji is bound to support BJP in the coming elections, if Modi is projected as the PM candidate. 

Even if Ramdevji forms a new political party (not an easy task, given the limited time available before elections), there should be an alliance between BJP and Baba Ramdev. Baba Ramdev has assiduously built up an anti-Congress vote bank, by his nationwide campaigns against corruption and black money, risking his life and his empire and in the process earning the ire of the corrupt UPA Govt. The BJP-Ramdev alliance should take advantage of this anti-Congress vote bank in the coming parliamentary elections.

While all these are possible and will catapult BJP into power on the strength of Hindu votes, what is causing concern is the attitude of some of the top leaders of BJP, especially Mr. L.K. Advani. LKA was projected as the PM candidate in 2009, and the BJP miserably lost. Still the greedy LKA does not want to retire, and is very much in the race. Some of his recent utterances are unpalatable. Further, one day he instigates Nitish Kumar against Modi. Another day it is Mulayam or Sushma Swaraj or Vijay Goyal, singing peans to him (LKA). 

One thing is sure; If LKA is projected as PM candidate again, the BJP may not get even 100 seats. This is what all NDA partners want - a weak BJP so that they can make it dance to their tune. Also, no regional party wants a single party rule at the centre, as they cannot coerce it. Therefore, BJP should neglect JDU and other allies who are against Modi. It is also better not to give him (LKA) ticket at all, so as to send a clear message to Hindus that he is not in the reckoning.

While the selfish so called ‘secular’ leaders are against Narendra Modi, leave apart patriotic Hindus, even our Sadhus and Sants have put their stamp of approval on Modi. Modi’s presence and speech at the Sivagiri Mutt in Kerala on 24th April and also his inauguration of Baba Ramdev’s Acharyakulam School in Haridwar on 26th April in presence of many influential spiritual leaders are enough proofs.

Now the BJP should - (1) officially declare Modi as its PM candidate; (2) negotiate with Baba Ramdev for an alliance; (3) appeal to like-minded Sadhus, Sants and Dharmacharyas to overtly support Modi in the coming elections; (4) woo all Hindu Warriors; and (5) expose the UPA Govt. for the ill-treatment meted out to Hindus, apart from taking up other issues.

And, on doing so, the BJP will catapult to power at the centre on its own - NDA or no NDA.

5 Comments:

Blogger RL Bhat said...

I believe that you meant 'hunt' not 'haunt' in your opening line. In fact, it is BJP which is haunted by the Muslim votes!
It is unfortunate that the mission of building the Hindu character should have degenerated into a quest for organization. I have wondered why there should be so much emphasis on BJP. The emphasis should be on putting forward the Hindu sensitivity. Any party that answers to it should be supported. Putting all the Hindu eggs in BJP basket leads to two grave aberrations. The first is that BJP begins to take Hindu forgranted and is haunted by the care to get others on board. The other is that other parties taking stands opposed to BJP end up opposing the Hindu cause itself.
Why should a Hindu in Congress be an rejected outright? The point is to force a Hindu sensitivity upon all people. That would cure BJP and other outfits too. More importantly it would decimate the politics of opposing BJP. Remember, it was Rajiv Gandhi who opened up the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya? Mpve away from BJP, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY MOVE TOWARDS A HINDU SENSITIVITY.
R L BHAT, JAMMU

1:25 PM  
Blogger Om Prakash Sudrania said...

Bhat Saheb, I was not aware of this fact that it was Rajiv Gandhi who first opened the locks of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

I fully agree with your views on Hindu sensitivity of the masses as opposed to making BJP exclusive. I think it is unrealistic today in a globalised world to start such a trend now. Even the most fastitidious empires like Saudi Arabia and other Islamist countries, North America, Australia, New Zealand etc have also opened their doors wide open. Even the only Hindu nation - Nepal has also opened its floodgates. So making BJP exclusive party may be counterproductive to Hindu cause itself and it may harm the very purpose.

Hindus must become more forthright and demanding for their rights. In absence of such awareness, Hindus are paying heavily and this trend must reverse to speak for your rights. This should be propagated at every available platform. Be proud to say so.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Om Prakash Sudrania said...

Hindu sensitivity must include awareness of Hindu internal problems of various sections especially about the lower and lowest caste people. This is very important to prevent two major issues: 1. Discord among this section against the upper Hindu echelons. 2. Their conversion by missionaries. In fact the Hindu community is hardly aware of this problem even those who are literate. Because most have had some kind of connection with the missionary institutions like schols, colleges, hospitals etc which leads to softening of attitudes towards missions. They in turn exploite this innocence or ignorance for their conversion agendas. It is very important.

9:03 PM  
Blogger s.v.sritharan svs said...

Hannumansena founder s.v.sritharan. Attack in puplic meeting. Bómb attack in 16 times in tamil nadu

8:47 AM  
Blogger Shreyas Parab said...

very good blog . we hindus must understand the importance of being united.

5:45 AM  

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