Dear BJP: Beware! The Lust for Gaddi Will Swallow You!

Note: This is my translation of Pratap Simha’s column 18 May 2013 column in Kannada Prabha.

An incident comes to mind. The incident is recorded in Shanti Bhushan’s autobiography, Courting Destiny. The incident occurred sometime in 1978.

Morarji Desai had completed an year as Prime Minister. He began to face threats to his chair. The powerful Janata leader and Home Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh was eyeing Prime Ministership from the beginning. Another leader, Babu Jagjivan Ram too had Prime Ministerial ambitions. Rebellion was brewing at a steady pace. There were whispers of an overnight “revolution” against Morarji Desai.

In these circumstances, a Cabinet Committee comprising four ministers was formed to bring in electoral reforms. The committee included the Home Minister Charan Singh, Law Minister Shanti Bhushan, Information and Broadcasting Minister Lal Krishna Advani, and another Minister, Dr. P.C. Chander. It was decided that the Committee would meet at 11 A.M. Everybody was present except Charan Singh. Neither could the rest of the members begin the meeting without a senior leader like Charan Singh. So they waited. Charan Singh finally arrived and was embarrassed that he had kept them all waiting. And so he remained standing behind the chair and begged everybody’s forgiveness for his latecoming. The other ministers were touched by this gesture coming from such a senior leader and requested him to take his seat.

However, Charan Singh refused to sit, “I’ll not sit until you’ve all forgiven me,” he insisted. And then he explained the reason for his latecoming. “I left home rather early but a journalist accosted me. He asked me if I was eager to become the Prime Minister. I was furious.  I told him it wasn’t a great sin to aspire to become the Prime Minister. I asked him if he didn’t desire to become the Editor of a big newspaper if he had the opportunity?” Charan Singh then revealed the inner meaning of this, “I definitely aspire to become the Prime Minister of this country one or the other day. However, I am not indulging in any conspiracy against Morarji Ji. Morarji ji is aged and will die some day. Then I’ll definitely become the PM.”

Chaudhary Charan Singh sat down.

The same afternoon, Shanti Bhushan met Prime Minister Desai with a view to pacify him saying that Charan Singh had no intention of unseating him. However, he didn’t want to use the words of Singh who was confident of his turn after Morarji’s death. Instead, Bhushan said, “Charan Singh told us that it will be his turn on the PM’s chair after it is vacated.” However, Desai was an astute judge of character. He said, “What’s the guarantee that Charan Singh won’t die before me? Although I’m aged, my health is much better than his. Besides, astrologers have told me that I will lose two ministers by the end of this year.” In other words, he was pointing at the exits of Charan Singh and Jagjivan Ram!

Which party, which Government would survive if its own people begin ceaseless bickering and indulge in mutual sabotage? The same fate met the Janata Parivar. If we observe the present condition of the BJP Central leadership, we cannot but help be reminded of this incident.

You really want to ask why?

The 2014 General Elections are some 9-10 months away. Now is the perfect time to boot out the UPA, which is mired in a whirlpool of scandals and scams with new dirt coming out everyday. The Congress party has no face to ask the people of India to vote for it again. However, are these reasons enough for the BJP to ride on the wave of victory? Post Emergency, the Congress was in an even worse condition. However, the same anti-Congress forces that had branded the RSS as the killer of Gandhi got together under the vast umbrella called the Janata Parivar and fought the 1977 elections. The reason was simple. Leaders of the various anti-Congress parties realized that individually none of them could capture power riding on the anti-Congress wave that was pervasive throughout the nation. Which is why they teamed up together and scored a stunning victory.

However, despite having this instructive example in front of them, despite knowing the consequence of having numerous Prime Minister aspirants, what is the behaviour of the current BJP Central leadership today?

Earlier this Wednesday, in an interview to Times Now, the BJP’s drama queen Uma Bharati declared that “Being a crowd puller does not make any one a prime ministerial candidate.” In an interview in 2010, when Sushma Swaraj was asked if Narendra Modi would campaign for the Bihar state polls, she said, “It is not a given that Modi’s charisma will work everywhere.” Late last year, when Nitin Gadkari had to resign as BJP president in the wake of allegations of a scam, senior RSS leader M.G. Vaidya quipped, “Modi’s hand is behind the allegations levelled against Gadkari.” Elsewhere, he also said that declaring Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate would help the Opposition parties. And then we have K.N. Govindacharya who seems to open his mouth solely to cast aspersions on people of his own party. This was the same person who famously called Atal Bihari Vajpayee a “mask.”

Amidst all this. we have the curious phenomenon of some sections in the BJP clamouring for the elevation of a youth named L.K. Advani, aged 86 years, as the next Prime Minister of a country in which 65% of the people are 35 years old. This selfsame L.K. Advani could attract less than 2000 people for his rally during the recently-concluded Karnataka elections. Yet, while a Sushma Swaraj claims that “there is still opportunity for L.K. Advani to become the next PM,” L.K. Advani declares that “I am reminded of Vajpayee whenever Sushma Swaraj makes a speech.” And thus proceeds the grand charade of mutual back-scratching. Not to be left behind, Shatrughan Sinha and Yashwant Sinha sway their respective heads, joining in this Advani-bhajan.

Exactly who are they fighting against? What is the intent, the goal behind such statements? Instead of working to unseat the Congress, why are they behaving as if the sole aim of their lives is to prevent declaring Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate? What message does this send out to the Opposition parties?

The time when people entered politics with the noble and the only intention of serving people has passed long ago. However, does that mean that everybody has the automatic right to aspire for the highest post in the country? Before even dreaming the dream of becoming the PM, have the BJP leaders even considered whether they deserve it? Writing in Firstpost, R. Jagannathan lists out the BJP’s 7 Deadly Sins. He observes that the BJP

lacks any kind of central leadership. Its real leaders are all in the states – Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Sushil Modi, Vasundhara Raje, Raman Singh and Manohar Parikkar, probably in this order of importance.  The headquarters generals are people with bloated egos. They can bark before TV cameras, but cannot win a single seat on their own –  from LK Advani to Sushma Swaraj to Arun Jaitley.

Don’t you feel that the assessment is accurate?

Let’s take the example of Sushma Swaraj who aspires to become the Prime Minister and is attempting to outsmart rivals in her own party. What are her qualifications? What is her ability? After the BJP lost Delhi thanks to the feud between Madan Lal Khurana and Sahib Singh Verma, the BJP Leadership realized that it would be tough to win back the state. And so it brought in Sushma Swaraj, an import to the BJP from the Janata Parivar, and fought the 1989 state polls thinking that they would win on the strength of her charisma. The result: the BJP lost Delhi and since then, has never been able to recover it. You cannot find even one more example of this occurrence in any of the states that the BJP has ruled. In the recent Uttaranchal elections, the BJP entered the fray by declaring B.C. Khanduri as the CM candidate at the last moment. It might have lost the elections but there’s a difference of just two seats that separated it from the victorious Congress. However, the party was humiliatingly routed in Delhi under the stewardship of Sushma Swaraj. Additionally, Swaraj who was elected to the Lok Sabha from South Delhi abandoned it in 1998. In 1999, she contested against Sonia Gandhi from Bellary and lost. It was during that campaign that she met the Reddy Brothers (and Sriramulu), who’re now in jail. After her loss in Bellary, she entered the Rajya Sabha in 2000 and was subsequently given the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Besides, what exactly are her contributions as I&B Minister and Health Minister? Even today, people take the names of B.C. Khanduri, Sunil Prabhu, Ram Naik, Arun Shourie, and Jaswant Singh with respect, recognizing their signal contributions to the nation. Nobody even mentions Sushma Swaraj. When she wanted to contest for the Lok Sabha again, she chose Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh after the seat was vacated by Shivraj Singh Chauhan who became the Chief Minister of the state. Why? Why didn’t she contest from South Delhi again? Simply because she knew that Vidisha is the impregnable stronghold of the BJP. What does the fact that a Prime Minister aspirant seeks safe seats indicate? Had Shivraj Singh Chauhan not become the Chief Minister, had he not provided good governance in the state, had Madhya Pradesh not been with the BJP, had Digvijay Singh not vowed not to return to Madhya Pradesh for 10 years, which other safe seat Sushma Swaraj would have been forced to seek out some other safe seat! Besides, isn’t Sushma Swaraj from Haryana? What exactly is her value there? Does she at least have the courage to contest from South Delhi for she has made Delhi her home for a number of years now? And do we have even one instance where she has displayed maturity? When the Congress won the 2004 elections and Sonia Gandhi was all set to become Prime Minister, this selfsame Sushma Swaraj thundered that she would tonsure her head, wear white clothes, and eat grains. Is this how a so-called political activist and senior leader behaves?

Now for Advani. Nobody can point fingers at his capabilities. This was the man who built the BJP from scratch. He was largely instrumental in taking it to power from its paltry 2 seats in the Lok Sabha in 1984. Anybody who disagrees with this assessment is either ignorant or ungrateful. However, should we still tolerate his unquenchable prime ministerial ambition, which is what is proving to be disastrous to the party only because he built up the party? Should we tolerate the Advani-for-PM faction in the party which is busy giving out statements in the media via remote control? In case Advani still seriously believes that he deserves to be the PM, what are the steps he’s taking to fulfill it? Any leader whatever his misgivings, must jump into the battlefield with at least a show of supreme confidence that he/she will win. Isn’t it his responsibility to motivate his people that “victory will be ours” and then fight with such an attitude? Advani began blogging during the run up to the 2009 General Elections. However, what is the impression one gets upon reading the blog posts he’s written in the last one year or so? A few months ago, he had written a post that said that there is a possibility that a non-Congress and a non-BJP Government would come to power. Speaking at Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh On 3 April, he said that no Government could be formed without the support of the Congress or the BJP. What does this mean? Doesn’t it mean that he admits that the BJP would not come to power in 2014? If that is the case, why isn’t Advani willing to let go of his PM ambition and make way for any leader who is ready to lead the BJP to electoral victory?

Advani must decide whether he wants to be a journalist or a politician. If he tries to be both, this will be end result. Advani has also indulged in giving sermons on corruption keeping Karnataka specifically in mind. One result of sermonizing was the fact that it was Yeddyurappa who paid the price. However why has he done nothing to unseat the Congress which now resembles the nation’s of Corruption HQ? Indeed, Advani, Sushma Swaraj, and Ananth Kumar have done nothing to shake the Congress, have done nothing to corner it despite an avalanche of more than 20 scams that have tumbled out. We have the example of an Arun Shourie whose expose resulted in the resignation of A.R. Antulay. We have heard of a Feroze Gandhi who used to corner his own father in law Nehru, in the Parliament. And we also have the example of how the entire Parliament would wait and listen in silence when Vajpayee used to speak. What has Advani who wrote reams on corruption done about the corruption in the Congress Government at the centre? In fact, it was Anna Hazare who led a movement against corruption and not the principal Opposition party, the BJP. Back then, the BJP was in such a deep slumber that only Varun Gandhi went over to Jantar Mantar and showed solidarity with Anna.

When the BJP lost in 2009, it dubbed the Electronic Voting Machine as Election Winning Machine. However, did it pursue the issue? It is Subramanian Swamy who has pursued every scam from 2G to the EVMs. Why does the entire leadership of the BJP lack the guts that this one man has displayed? The long-winded speeches that Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj make in the parliament increasingly appear to be stage-managed exercises in eyewash. They have no impact or consequence beyond the TV talk show of that evening. Indeed, the Congress handed over gargantuan scams like the 2G and Coalgate on a platter to the BJP. Did the BJP need issues bigger than these to bay for the Congress’ blood?

Recently, my friend Sandeep Balakrishna who interviewed Arun Shourie  recounted how Shourie told him that “Parliament has become a stage for drama.” Do you need an example of the truth in Shourie’s words? In last year’s Monsoon Session of the Parliament, L.K. Advani launched a fusillade against the UPA, calling it an illegitimate Government. As if on cue, the Congress party’s Mother India, Sonia Gandhi, displayed anger on her face. Her loyal MPs fell on Advani. TV shows debated this episode endlessly. Advani apologized. What however was carefully buried was the crucial discussion on the Assam violence thanks to illegal immigration from Bangladesh. How’s this for drama where everybody protects everybody’s back? Why was it necessary for Advani to call the UPA an illegitimate Government in a session where he had to actually raise the important issue of the Assam violence?  This is a classic example of what Arun Shourie terms as the homogenization of the Indian political class. Both the ruling and the opposition parties are now hand in glove.

Dear Advani, Jaitely. and Sushma: this is the reason that there’s a nationwide clamour for Narendra Modi to become the Prime Minister.

On the other side, most politicians are opposed to Modi becoming the PM because that event would expose their true colours and threaten the existing power structure. People might criticize Modi for the Gujarat riots. However, there’s no denying that he’s perhaps the last hope for this country. An ill-informed Uma Bharati who spouts a statement that “Being a crowd puller does not make anyone a prime ministerial candidate” needs to recall the 1990s where the BJP called for electoral reforms so that Indian elections could be modelled after the US-style Presidential system. Why? Simply because Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani were the most popular leaders back then. Their rallies used to draw lakhs of people. And then there was the typhoon of the Ayodhya movement. Despite its success, the BJP’s seat tally didn’t cross 120 in 1991. Thus, if a US-style system of polls were implemented in India, there was every chance that Vajpayee would become the Prime Minister based on popular mandate.

Today, if there is any leader in the BJP who can deliver 180-200 seats, it is none other than Narendra Damodardas Modi. Equally, today, people do not vote merely for a political party—they vote based on the leader who is projected as the face of the party. If the face of the party projected as the Prime Ministerial (or Chief Ministerial) candidate is a strong, capable, and impeccable leader, they vote for the party even if the MP or MLA candidate of the party in their constituency isn’t all that capable. Which other leader in the BJP apart from Narendra Modi has these qualities?

Dear Mr. Advani: you have been projected as the BJP’s PM candidate once. We’ve seen the outcome. Enough. Else, the lust for gaddi that you and your sycophants have might swallow the party. Beware!

38 comments for “Dear BJP: Beware! The Lust for Gaddi Will Swallow You!

  1. Jooske
    August 30, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Why India needs Modi

    An outsider in a private club

    “We need political leaders to make meaningful speeches on this day, but that this idea should have occurred to Modi is intolerable.”

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/an-outsider-in-a-private-club/1156563/0

  2. raj
    July 14, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    @Nash
    WHAT BJP NEEDS NOW???
    SEE,WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING NOW:

    About Israt Jahan:

    (1)Ishrat’s family first met Javed Sheikh( Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Gulam Sheikh , been charged with involvement in a fake currency racket , was the son of Gopinatha Pillai, a native of Noornad in Kerala. He was married to Sajida, and had three children, including a daughter) just two months before her death.
    He had taken Ishrat to Nasik, Bangalore and Lucknow, where he is believed to have met Amjad.
    (2)Amjad Ali Rana, also known as Akbar or Salim, was alleged to be an LeT terrorist from Haveli Diwan, Pakistan. He was reportedly found dead with an AK-56 rifle near his body. Amjad is believed to have met Javed several times in Oman, and also Javed and Ishrat in Ibrahimpur once.Amjad introduced Ishrat and Javed to Zeeshan, the fourth victim.
    (3)Zeeshan (alias Jisan Johar alias Abdul Ghani Son of Kalu alias Janbaaz), along with Amjad, is said to have been caught in a trespassing case in Srinagar in 2003. (4)Nobody claimed the bodies of Amjad and Zeeshan after the encounter.
    (5)An identity card with a Pakistan address was reportedly recovered from Zeeshan’s body.
    (6)However, a later report by the metropolitan magistrate SP Tamang stated that identity cards were forged by the police and the two men were Indian citizens, although it did not give any evidence on this.

    About encounter (comments):

    (1)CBI declared the encounter as staged, but did not comment on whether Ishrat Jahan was an LeT associate or not.
    (2)In 2004, a Lahore-based publication affiliated with LeT claimed that Ishrat and her companions were operatives,
    (3) but in 2007, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the political wing of the LeT retracted the statement as a “journalistic mistake”, offering apology to Ishrat’s family.
    (4) In 2010, some media outlets reported that the convicted terrorist David Headley had implicated Ishrat in terrorist activities in a statement given to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
    (5)However, the NIA called these reports as “baseless”,
    (6) And the CBI suspects that this input was fabricated by the IPS officer Rajendra Kumar, who is a suspect in the fake encounter case.
    (7) After further investigation, in 2011, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) told the Gujarat High Court that the encounter was not genuine, and the victims were killed prior to the date of the staged encounter.
    (8)In June 2013, the Intelligence Bureau chief Asif Ibrahim told the office of Prime Minister and Home Minister of India that the Bureau had enough evidence to prove that Ishrat was a part of an LeT module which planned to kill Narendra Modi and Lal Krishna Advani.
    Ishrat Jahan was a suicide bomber: Headley told NIA
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/ishrat-jahan-was-a-suicide-bomber-headley-told-nia_860086.html
    In the first affidavit, the then Under Secretary in MHA Home Ministry official R V S Mani had claimed Ishrat was a terrorist while within two months this position was changed and he filed another affidavit saying no conclusive evidence was there to show that she was involved in terror activities.
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/ishrat-jahan-case-verma-did-not-intervene-during-mani-s-questioning_861865.html
    “Motive of Amjad Ali Rana was not to assassinate the Chief Minister, but to attack some public place in city where a large number of people will gather (like Rath Yatra),”a Police Inspector, told CBI in his testimony
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/rana-was-in-gujarat-to-carry-out-attacks-not-to-kill-narendra-modi_861900.html
    Police had political nod for the operation told by .two former police officers
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/ishrat-jahan-encounter-had-modi-s-nod-two-gujarat-cops-told-cbi_861896.html
    The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition by the Additional Director General of Gujarat Police PP Pandey challenging the state high court’s order by which it had handed over to the CBI the investigation into Ishrat Jahan and her associates’ staged shootout killing.(July 12, 2013)
    The court also directed the registration of a fresh First Information Report (FIR).
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/ishrat-jahan-case-sc-dismisses-pp-pandey-s-petition_861803.html
    So,Dr Gautam Sen(Professor of Political Economy at the London School of Economics ) is right that Congress party general secretary has been meeting and harassing Central Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence Bureau officials to manufacture evidence against the Gujarat chief minister
    This particular person is none other than Digvijay Singh, the Hindu traitor.
    He is not only the Hindu traitor but has been joined hand with Pakistani agencies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence and its arms-length proxy, the Lashkar-e-Toiba, to corner Narendra Modi.
    The incumbent Indian government has been joined hand with Pakistani agencies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence and its arms-length proxy, the Lashkar-e-Toiba, to corner Narendra Modi.

  3. nitha
    July 14, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    @karan
    After reading the details it is clear that The incumbent Indian government run by Anti-national congress.
    Thank you for eye-opening details of this conspiracy to corner Narendra Modi.

  4. karan
    July 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    @Nash
    WHAT BJP NEEDS NOW???
    SEE,WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING NOW:

    About Israt Jahan:

    (1)Ishrat’s family first met Javed Sheikh( Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Gulam Sheikh , been charged with involvement in a fake currency racket , was the son of Gopinatha Pillai, a native of Noornad in Kerala. He was married to Sajida, and had three children, including a daughter) just two months before her death.
    He had taken Ishrat to Nasik, Bangalore and Lucknow, where he is believed to have met Amjad.
    (2)Amjad Ali Rana, also known as Akbar or Salim, was alleged to be an LeT terrorist from Haveli Diwan, Pakistan. He was reportedly found dead with an AK-56 rifle near his body. Amjad is believed to have met Javed several times in Oman, and also Javed and Ishrat in Ibrahimpur once.Amjad introduced Ishrat and Javed to Zeeshan, the fourth victim.
    (3)Zeeshan (alias Jisan Johar alias Abdul Ghani Son of Kalu alias Janbaaz), along with Amjad, is said to have been caught in a trespassing case in Srinagar in 2003. (4)Nobody claimed the bodies of Amjad and Zeeshan after the encounter.
    (5)An identity card with a Pakistan address was reportedly recovered from Zeeshan’s body.
    (6)However, a later report by the metropolitan magistrate SP Tamang stated that identity cards were forged by the police and the two men were Indian citizens, although it did not give any evidence on this.

    About encounter (comments):

    (1)CBI declared the encounter as staged, but did not comment on whether Ishrat Jahan was an LeT associate or not.
    (2)In 2004, a Lahore-based publication affiliated with LeT claimed that Ishrat and her companions were operatives,
    (3) but in 2007, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the political wing of the LeT retracted the statement as a “journalistic mistake”, offering apology to Ishrat’s family.
    (4) In 2010, some media outlets reported that the convicted terrorist David Headley had implicated Ishrat in terrorist activities in a statement given to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
    (5)However, the NIA called these reports as “baseless”,
    (6) And the CBI suspects that this input was fabricated by the IPS officer Rajendra Kumar, who is a suspect in the fake encounter case.
    (7) After further investigation, in 2011, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) told the Gujarat High Court that the encounter was not genuine, and the victims were killed prior to the date of the staged encounter.
    (8)In June 2013, the Intelligence Bureau chief Asif Ibrahim told the office of Prime Minister and Home Minister of India that the Bureau had enough evidence to prove that Ishrat was a part of an LeT module which planned to kill Narendra Modi and Lal Krishna Advani.
    Ishrat Jahan was a suicide bomber: Headley told NIA
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/ishrat-jahan-was-a-suicide-bomber-headley-told-nia_860086.html
    In the first affidavit, the then Under Secretary in MHA Home Ministry official R V S Mani had claimed Ishrat was a terrorist while within two months this position was changed and he filed another affidavit saying no conclusive evidence was there to show that she was involved in terror activities.
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/ishrat-jahan-case-verma-did-not-intervene-during-mani-s-questioning_861865.html
    “Motive of Amjad Ali Rana was not to assassinate the Chief Minister, but to attack some public place in city where a large number of people will gather (like Rath Yatra),”a Police Inspector, told CBI in his testimony
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/rana-was-in-gujarat-to-carry-out-attacks-not-to-kill-narendra-modi_861900.html
    Police had political nod for the operation told by .two former police officers
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/ishrat-jahan-encounter-had-modi-s-nod-two-gujarat-cops-told-cbi_861896.html
    The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition by the Additional Director General of Gujarat Police PP Pandey challenging the state high court’s order by which it had handed over to the CBI the investigation into Ishrat Jahan and her associates’ staged shootout killing.(July 12, 2013)
    The court also directed the registration of a fresh First Information Report (FIR).
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/ishrat-jahan-case-sc-dismisses-pp-pandey-s-petition_861803.html
    So,Dr Gautam Sen(Professor of Political Economy at the London School of Economics ) is right that Congress party general secretary has been meeting and harassing Central Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence Bureau officials to manufacture evidence against the Gujarat chief minister
    This particular person is none other than Digvijay Singh, the Hindu traitor.
    He is not only the Hindu traitor but has been joined hand with Pakistani agencies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence and its arms-length proxy, the Lashkar-e-Toiba, to corner Narendra Modi.
    The incumbent Indian government has been joined hand with Pakistani agencies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence and its arms-length proxy, the Lashkar-e-Toiba, to corner Narendra Modi.

  5. karan
    July 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    While the status-quoists may be shaken by this emerging brave new India, the people of India have every reason to cheer the emergence of this rejuvenated India with the promise of Ram Rajya and with Rabindranath Tagore’s prayer for “Eka Dharmarajya hable a Bharate” (Let there be one Dharma Rajya – a just and moral order – in India).

  6. karan
    July 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    @ravi
    The BJP( Sangh Parivar) has a very clear and candid conception of Indian history. Here was a great civilization whose glory spread from Sri Lanka to Java and Japan and from Tibet and Mangolia to China and Siberia. While it weathered the storms of Huns and Shakas and Greeks it wilted before the Islamic storms of the Turks. However, a 1000-year resistance saw this country bloodied but unbowed. Its civilization survived through the heroic efforts of the Vijayanagar Empire and of Shivaji, Rana Pratap and Guru Govind Singh and countless heroes and martyrs.

  7. ravi
    July 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    At a time when the nation is struggling to find a viable alternative to a discredited government, the BJP’s Muslim issue — or the Muslims’ BJP issue (whichever way we look at it) — assumes significance.

  8. nash
    July 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    WHAT BJP NEEDS NOW

    The Aadhar project being in full swing and the food security being implemented,both will reach people and that may be a huge advantage for the congress.any talk of corruption and mis governance may nullify.How bjp can take the ownership of these two schemes to its advantage would help them.

    So people with 360 degree thinking,give them the best what you have.

  9. June 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Point very well made; I am impressed :)

    I used to like Sushma Swaraj but after your narration it does appear that her contributions and achievements are nowhere to be seen. Shivraj Singh is a good going CM but needs more in his bag. I think Arun Jaitley is a good bet. Advani can also be a very effective PM. Narendra Modi can perhaps be the best of the lot. But in BJP’s and nation’s interest, BJP should not declared any candidate as of now to ensure unity within the party. Otherwise there is a saying where monkeys fight over something and lose it even before they could taste it. Let BJP win first and then PM’s post would be decided. Otherwise corrupt party Congress will win again.

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  11. ravi
    June 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Leberation theologist Christian fanatics (maoist or naxals) has been supported by Chinese communist(?).
    So. Communist forces joined hand with communalist forces
    for their common imperial ambitions.
    So ,these fanatic forces are biggest threat for India.

  12. som
    June 3, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    BJP is against Monotheism.
    And Monotheism has to die if humanity has to live.
    Because Monotheism are collecting and computerizing informations( with 150 million Christian computers) through Jasua Project.
    Because Monotheism are conducting research initiative seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups with the fewest followers of Jesus Christ (Joshua Project).
    http://joshuaproject.net/
    Because Monotheism are discovering fault line to increase ethnic clashes
    ( with the help of Joshua Project)
    http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/publication/faultlines/volume20/Article5.htm
    Because Monotheism are conducting Geocide
    http://www.stephen-knapp.com/thirteen_years_of_killings_in_tripura.htm
    Also happened in Hutu Tutsi massacre
    Genocide of the Tutsis – the Role of the Roman Catholic Church
    http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=genocide

  13. nitha
    May 31, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    @ravi,well said.
    While passing the syllabi of final two courses, Delhi University’s Academic Council asked the sociology department to revise their syllabus as some members believed it included “more than necessary number of papers on Marx”. The AC asked the department to review the syllabus and incorporate the changes within three months.Delhi University:
    Too much Marx in sociology syllabus?
    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-05-30/news/39627767_1_history-syllabus-sociology-delhi-university

  14. ravi
    May 31, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    “If Jesus Christ were on earth today,he would be Marxist revolutionary. ”
    Christian Liberation Theology is the product of Universities.

  15. ravi
    May 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    @Bashir,
    All the areas of India surrounding Bangladesh have turned to Muslim majority areas but now we are totally failed in front of Christian terrorists with the mask of Mao on them..

  16. Bashir
    May 29, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    @nikhil
    Some one says “retake Pok” (read Azad Kashmir),seems like some one bump his head while getting off the bed this morning,their “brave” army “liberated” Bangladesh but has been unable to liberate “uttot ungh” even after 60 + years…..hmmm i wonder why?
    Could it be that they still are unable to find any guddars in “PoK” (Azad Kashmir) to open the back door for the “brave” army to walk in or they just don’t have the stomach to face the Pakistanis,you decide.
    Now why Bangladesh has suddenly became a “problem”,i thought they were the same “oppressed” people that your “brave” army helped to liberate,why this change of heart?
    But i kind of agree here that the demographics will change the overall game ,all Pakistan and Bangladesh has to do is wait and that is it…wait,it is a slow but a steady process,not a single bullet is to be fired,it is happening already,all the areas of India surrounding Bangladesh have turned to Muslim majority areas (thanks for liberation India) and very soon the “democracy” will bear the fruits.
    Caliphate or no Caliphate the fate is sealed!

  17. nikhil
    May 28, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    @SeethaRamaraju
    The international community tired of the fundamentalist attempt to establish a world Caliphate there will be no appeasement of these extremist elements.
    The Chinese, according to a national television channel, have begun to supply sophisticated signal equipment with encryption capabilities to the Maoists(as per press release the Maoist Communist Party of Manipur in December 2011).
    Violent cult such as communism (“Mass killings”, democide, politicide, “classicide”, or loosely defined genocide occurred under some Communist regimes during the twentieth century with an estimated death toll numbering between 85 and 100 million i.e. highest death tolls that have been documented in communist states occurred in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin, in the People’s Republic of China under Mao Zedong, and in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge) CANNOT ACCOMMODATE with“Hindutva” or “Hinduness((”the way of life of the Indian people and the Indian culture or ethos) and EASILY ACCOMMODATE with Christianity(my God is true your God is false,and Jesus is only savior) to create their persecution MYTHOLOGY and METHODOLOGY.
    And these ACCOMODATION is operational in the name of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in Nepal and NTLF(National Tripura Liberation Front supported by Bapatist Church powered by Bush Doctrine -against those who are against Christianity ) inTripura( India) and Maoism(Naxalism) in Chattisgarh,Orissa ,Jharkhand( India) to justify their new version of crusade i.e. HOLY WAR (Mass killings, democide, politicide, classicide, or loosely defined genocide) to facilitate religious conversion and to introduce a new era of slavery (completely surrogated to western world).
    AS CHINA IS NOT CHRISTIAN COUNTRY BUT SUPPORTING MILITANT CHRISTIANITY IN NEPAL AND INDIA.
    And also Maoist-ISI-LeT-militant groups nexus in Kashmir and the North-East is fairly well established.
    HARD CORE MILITANTS OF ISLAM SUPPORTING THE HARD CORE MILITANTS OF CHRISTIANITY.
    Wow!!!….STRANGE…..UNBELIVABLE….BUT TRUE.
    There is no need for new Indian Policy for China & Pakistan because China ,Pakistan and
    other extremist have not any policy of their own….if their common enemy in India…..how they can short out their Ideological differences
    ………they are trying to Balkanize India…..only Geopolitics would not
    worked out….after some unexpected situation…they will destroy each others.

  18. SeethaRamaraju
    May 28, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    @ Karan, Good video & please tell me where this has happened (Gujarat!!!)? However, This is just one off incident that is not a true reflection of Muslims or Christians at large. In the 88 years of RSS journey, they couldn’t change the perception of at least 1% Muslim population. On the other hand, with relentless good work, NaMo could garner the >20% Muslims to his favor and for the first time, they too are celebrating Hindu festivals along with other Gujarati Hindus with open heart.

    I am not trying to belittle RSS, but the way they discredited exemplary leaders like Vajpayee, LK Advani, NaMo etc. is creating discomfort, confusion and disharmony among loyal and honest party workers.

  19. May 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    In the event that the BJP does declares some person other than Modi as the PM candidate for 2014, I wonder if Modi will sulk but continue to work for Gujarat? Or will he move out of the BJP and start his own party?

    If he sets out on his own, I feel he will have more freedom and will also be able to polarise his supporters more sharply than if he continues to work from within the BJP.

  20. nitha
    May 27, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    The gratitude is to forecast India as high risk in the terrorist map, foretelling what’s in store for naïve India.

    http://www.riskmap.aon.co.uk/Terrorism_Risk_Map.aspx

  21. nitha
    May 27, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    For India, that fight to not allow its nation to fall to bits is all but nullified with the foreigner who now takes decisions, suffocating a once powerful nation and turning it into a lackey of the West, the outcome of which is nothing India can be proud of.

  22. ravi
    May 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    This has been thoughtfully done using the mental slavery advocated by lord mcaualley in the 1800 . Now to make matters worse we have a christian foreigner leading the country and a christian slave fraternity.

  23. ravi
    May 27, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    @Padmanabhan,well said.
    They are christian terrorists with the mask of Mao on them.

  24. Padmanabhan
    May 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    @nitha, do you have any idea what happened to the moral, etc, of the indigenous peoples of north and south america after the europeans invaded and imposed their ways upon them? India is a similar situation to that, only it is slightly less obvious. Furthermore, there has been a well orchestrated effort on the part of European intellectuals, Christian proselytizers and colonizers to belittle, denigrate, as well as to lay claim to, much of the intellectual, cultural and spiritual genius of the indigenous peoples of south asia. Anti-life credos, such as Maoism, Communism and totalitarianism also want to impose their ‘values’ on India. Do you think that Indians should adapt themselves to western values or to the writings of Mao-Tse Tung and others of his ilk? Do you or me really have anything to offer India? Really?
    PAKISTAN IN NOT PRIME CONCERN FOR US.
    Naxalite Terrorist Attack: Why Communist Rebels Are India’s Greatest Internal Threat
    http://www.policymic.com/articles/44649/naxalite-terrorist-attack-why-communist-rebels-are-india-s-greatest-internal-threat

  25. nitha
    May 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Pakistan is in no position to help the separatists openly . All that the ISI can do is to provide constant pin pricks but even that will not work with the changed situation in Afghanistan where their writ is no longer valid. Civil society in Pakistan will no longer tolerate the ISI and the Army’s collusion with the Taliban, since the extremist forces are destroying their own well being.

  26. Y
    May 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    @Karan,Good video.
    The international community tired of the fundamentalist attempt to establish a world Caliphate there will be no appeasement of these extremist elements.

  27. karan
    May 27, 2013 at 1:51 PM

  28. JK
    May 25, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    RSS is basically citadel of Marathi Brahmins, they think and care for themselves only@ Forget that they will think for other people and nation as a whole.

    Few years back I came across a book Karan Thapar’s collection of Best Interview (Not able to recall exact name of the book). This book had an interview of Narendra Modi, which was taken when he was with Kerala-RSS as a Pracharak, in that interview Modi was highly critical of RSS’s style of functioning. Modi even added example that Kerala Sakha has more numbers of RSS karyakartas compared to any other state but not even single seat has been won by BJP so far.

    Good part of Modi’s administration is that he kept this RSS under check or else they would have toppled his govt.

  29. SeethaRamaraju
    May 25, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Today I read Telugu edition of RSS Mouthpiece “Jagruthi” and the editor predicts that BJP will not come to power in the next 20 years. Isn’t it proving that RSS is the spoilsport of BJP? They have been whining that the country is destroyed by Congress and on the other hand, they are demoralizing the BJP by creating rifts among its leaders and cadre. Isn’t it clear that RSS is the indirect culprit for today’s chaos in the country? What moral authority RSS has as a head of Sangh Parivar? What an unbelievable decline of leadership from Great Doctorji & Guruji days to Bhagavat days.

  30. Jose
    May 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    This is a demotivating and senseless article with half-baked truths… Mr. Piyush Pandey correctly pointed out that the article is supposed to advise BJP against infighting, instead it is trying to widen the differences and sending wrong signals to loyal party workers and fans of BJP.

    ["senior RSS leader M.G. Vaidya quipped, “Modi’s hand is behind the allegations levelled against Gadkari.” Elsewhere, he also said that declaring Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate would help the Opposition parties"] —– Says it all… It is the rogue RSS, who is behind all the chaos in BJP.

    (i) RSS tied the hands of L K Advani since his controversial statement about Jinnah in Pakistan; they attacked ruthlessly LKA at every opportunity and destroyed his popularity. This is the 1st act of RSS in demoralizing the BJP from, top to bottom. They also forced Advani to promise that he will not contest for PM position in future when he started Rathyatra against corruption.

    (ii) It is RSS who installed their stooge Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur Brahmin!!!) as a president of BJP and RSS even forced BJP to change their policy to continue Gadkari for 2nd consecutive term as President. Now, everyone knows his incompetent and corrupt story and how Gadkari degraded BJP’s public image to nadir. It was L K Advani who revolted against this and forced the exit of Gadkari and brought Rajnath Singh (Again it was RSS’ choice against other contestant Yaswant Sinha). If Gadkari would have continued for 2nd term, even NaMo wouldn’t be able to save BJP today.

    (iii) It is open secret that RSS meddle into everyday affairs of BJP from choosing Delhi president to Gully president. Whenever they don’t like or who don’t oblige RSS’ diktat, throw him out of the Party. When elections come, they have to decide who should be the candidate and if BJP gives ticket to a candidate, who is not choice of RSS, these RSS people don’t mind support Congress or Communist or SP or BSP or DMK or any rogue party. They did in Gujarat, Andhra, Himachal, Karnataka and many other states… Only place where their nefarious plans didn’t work is Gujarat.
    Their intention is clear, if BJP loses, they can control BJP better.

    (iv) Now they are worried too much about Modi’s rising popularity, now they suddenly started loving LKA. The dislike for Modi is well-known as he removed the fangs of RSS in Gujarat, in other words, he didn’t allow RSS to meddle with state BJP.

    Don’t these acts create demotivation among loyal party workers? It is RSS’ ego swallowing the BJP.

    I fully agree with Prof. R Vaidyanathan that BJP’s core committee should be comprised of BJP’s popular CM’s rather than useless and incompetent people like Nitin Gadkari, Anant Kumar etc.

    I strongly hope that BJP takes a strong & tough decision to project NaMo as a PM candidate sooner or later.

  31. Kakuli
    May 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Look who is talking about lust for power. Sandeep bhai saab, ye aapko shoba nahi deta. Aapne bhi toh power ke liye bahut papad bhele hai. Doosron pe ungli utana aasan hai.

  32. Ravishankar (@rshanx)
    May 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Superb analysis and very spot on. Thanks for writing (and in this case the translation) and hope that these so called leaders are sidelined well in time. It is a shame that there is a sense of entitlement by these so called leaders that they will cut their nose to spite their face.

  33. May 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    It is a matter of serious concern that a group within BJP in DElhi is hell bent upon destroying bjp from within.
    However,looking at new appointments of team 2014,it seems, bjp is convinced that ansewr to cong is only Modi.
    Lets see,if better sense prevails

  34. dinesh soni
    May 20, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    rightly shown the mirror to the central leadership of bjp. it is true that advani has contributed in the rise of bjp more then atal.but it dose not give him the right to swallow the party for his contribution because karyakarta who fights in dust with opposition contributes more then these drawing room leaders.these are karyakartas of bjp who contributed their blood to push the party at this hight.now karyakarta demanding modi jee as their leader then bjp has to listen and follow the demand.it will be better for these leaders to come together and fight as a unit under the leader ship of modi jee.

  35. May 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    I lost it at “Drama Queen….”
    U advice BJP against infighting and try to seed the differences in the same article?

  36. vv
    May 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    I advani is checking with sonia madam on how to proceed after reading this translation.

  37. SP
    May 19, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Thanks to Pratap for excellent analysis and to Sandeep for bringing it to non-Kannada people.

    Advani, Jaitely. and Sushma are extremely relevant for 2014, if Modi is declared PM’s candidate and will ensure that Modi does not win. Choice is to remain in opposition select any one of three, and you are guaranteed that. The sensible option is to project Modi and back him to full.

    But, it is dog eat dog in BJP. Hope sense prevail and these people see writing on the wall. Hope Goan Feni does some wonder.

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