Heaping insult on Hindus in India is getting limitless. Even persons of no political significance like Anna Hazare have reservations on publicly accepting support from Hindu outfits on the secular issues like control over black money and corruption. Hindus and their organizations are being viewed as untouchable. Hindus too have their rights, respect and voice in India as much as the minorities have. They cannot be sidelined for the political career of individuals or parties.
Coalition governance has led to non-governance in the country for Congress as well as BJP. It is still fresh that most of the time Vajpayee’s government remained busy in keeping its allies together through ministerial berths, revoking professed policies or deferring several much-needed actions that were necessary otherwise much-needed in the national interest. Finally it was just one vote that led to the collapse of the government thrusting expenses of midterm poll on the country.
Same is the story of Congress. UPA government was also frequently impeded by left parties. During last days its survival depended even on MPs who had been convicted by courts and on those who often sympathize with terrorists from abroad. Manmohan Singh has also stated that he had compulsions of Coalition Dharma to ignore ongoing corruption. There is stark reality that coalition partners in Congress as well as with BJP are person or families oriented and are harming the country. The Cash for Vote scam will further embarrass the party leadership.
Sooner Congress will be deserted by its allies who may regroup as third or fourth front. Hopefully voters will see through the opportunist game of discredited politicians and reject them at polls. The country needs to get rid of political menace of their breed. But it can also be expected that some of those worthless lots will manage to win again and continue to swap sides with Congress and BJP to hop into government for reaping benefits.
While BJP has not learnt from past mistakes, Congress has already chartered her path for the future. It is pro minority party ready to sacrifice Hindus. It is knows that fragmented Hindus will be stupid enough to vote traditionally after sacrifices of Nehru Gandhi families are propagated and minorities will support Congress untidily through appeasement. By and large this strategy is being put to work misusing government machinery openly.
Democracy is turning out to be a costly luxury for the taxpayers. Politics has become the past time of certain families and vested groups who frequently regroup under various pretexts to grab political power. Many of our so-called leaders are the creations of media and sponsored by Mafia. Most of them are dissidents for some personal grudges and lead self-created factions based upon caste and region. Switching parties is key to their survival.
The governments formed by BJP alone have been performing well and wherever BJP is in alliance with others stability remains threatened. So far BJP has remained truthfully secular and has not shown any favors to Hindu mindset. They must know that Hindus do have aspirations to promote and preserve their identity and culture.
The alliance partners have no national outlook or interest except to promote their own self at the cost of the main political parties. They switch the alliance for better gains at the opportune time. JD (S), Trinmul Congress and BJD have been the known examples. Same hold good for UPA also.
To appease its minority vote bank, JD (U) flexed muscles on the excuse of Varun Gandhi’s statements and later objected participation of Narendra Modi during poll campaign. They will continue doing the same in future also despite knowing the fact that JD (U) cannot risk sacrificing its government in Bihar. Even if RJD, LJSP, SP, Congress or someone else temporarily rescued their government in Bihar, such arrangement would not be lasting. It is certain that JD (U) will not let BJP follow her own nationalist agenda.
Unless NDA allies support uniform civil code and abrogation of Article 370 and are in unison with like issues categorically before the polls, any alliance with them shall be opportunist merely to form a lame government.
The perception that BJP represents the majority community and is committed to safeguarding nationalistic interests, gets eclipsed when BJP is handicapped to implement her own agenda because of the uncommitted allies.
Even secular allies like Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav, Chautala and Chandrababu Naidu thought that Hindus have no rights in this country and they have to continue pleasing minorities at every cost to gain power.
Minorities are already alienated with BJP due to misguided propaganda. There is no hope that they will ever rely upon BJP once they have been fed on Congress appeasement. It is also certain that ‘allies’ will also alienate BJP from its traditional Hindu vote bank, if BJP failed to respond to Hindu sentiment.
Thus BJP must sincerely and openly reiterate her total commitment to Hindu Rashtra and better go alone with confidence. Alliances could be temporarily made to defeat Congress and nothing more than that. BJP cannot treat Hindus as non entities in India and take their votes granted without declaring their open and unambiguous commitment on core issues.
Chand K Sharma