BJP is a Party with a 'difference' - I am not saying this,the party itself says so.But one really doesn't know in what way its different from other parties.Its recent activities shows that the party is becoming nothing more than a bunch of jokers.
They lost 2 elections consecutively after giving a good government from 98-2004.But still they are not able to identify their mistakes.They criticize the congress party that there is no democracy and only one family dominates the party.Of-course its true.But on the other hand,there is too much of democracy found in BJP.Everyone wants to become Prime Minister.Everyone wants to dominate.There is no discipline in the party.The party has no new ideas to gain the confidence of the people.So it is doing everything that is possible to gain attention.
Last year this party stalled the parliament demanding a JPC(Joint Parliamentary Committe) probe on the alleged irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation.Of-course the other opposition parties too boycotted the sessions,but still BJP is the principal opposition party in the parliament,so have to give the credit to them for stalling the parliament.They stalled the proceedings,the media coverage as usual at its best,as a result of this, the then Telecom minister,A Raja was forced to resign.But what the BJP should have done?It should have sacked the Karnataka CM Mr.B S Yeddyurappa.Of-course the magnitude of corruption allegations against Yeddyurappa is nothing compared to the Adarsh+CWG+2G scams.But just because the magnitude of corruption is less,one cannot be pardoned.
There was a big 'Tamasha' in recent times in the name of 'fasting against corruption'.Initially social activist Anna Hazare went on fast,demanding a strict Lokpal bill.The govt agreed to set up a committee to set up this bill and he ended his fast.The BJP wanted to gain political mileage through this.So they started raising their voices in favor of Mr.Hazare.If Mr.Hazare thinks,just bringing a Lokpal will eradicate/reduce corruption,then he is so naive.In India,already so many laws are there.The problem is not with law,it is with lawmakers.On one hand he is going on fast against corruption.The media gave the best possible coverage to him.On the other hand he writes letters to Sonia Gandhi complaining against congress ministers like DigVijaya Singh and Kapil Sibal.Sonia Gandhi replies him that they both(that is,Sonia Gandhi and Anna Hazare) are on the same page in eradicating corruption.Anna Hazare feels happy about this.
Reputed economist and writer,S Gurumurthy alleges that Sonia Gandhi has lot of money in Swiss bank.He is showing a news item in Switzerland magazine as a proof for this.He also relates so many other proofs for this claim.He has challenged Sonia Gandhi to file a case against him,if she feels the allegations made by him,are false.Sonia Gandhi carefully avoided this and till now she has not responded for this.Not only Gurumurthy,also the Janata Party leader,Subramanian Swamy makes this allegations,again no reply from Madam ji.If such a lady compares herself with a so-called anti-corruption-crusader,its something to feel ashamed of.But Anna feels happy about it.This only shows his innocence.The BJP wanted to gain public attention by supporting this Anna Hazare.
The 'Tamasha' didn't end here.Popular Yoga guru,Baba Ramdev,took part in the fast led by Anna in Jantar Mantar.On seeing the amount of media attention and the publicity,that the movement received,Baba Ramdev decided to go on another fast.Baba Ramdev has more no. of followers,so he just wanted to gain more publicity.So he went on a fast against bringing back the black money stashed in Swiss bank.The thing is he went on a fast-unto-death.What the govt should have done?At the first place they shouldn't have given him the permission to go on fast itself.Instead finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and Human Resources minster Kapil Sibal,went to airport to meet Baba Ramdev and convince him to give up the idea of fasting.When someone talks against corruption,this government is scared.Instead of sending the ministers,they should have sent the police to airport and should have arrested Ramdev.But this govt is known for its foolish moves.One such move is the police assaulted the civilians who took part in the fast and were sleeping in the Ramlila maidan.They arrested Baba Ramdev arrogantly.These things looked really ugly.
But the BJP's comedies started after this incident.The BJP went to the extent of calling this an undeclared emergency and they went on fast condemning this act.Sad part is,a statesman like Mr.Advani too supported this fast.There are serious corruption charges against its Karnataka ministers(Reddy brothers,Yeddyurappa etc) and some ministers in Chattisgarh.No action was taken against these people.But the BJP will join every social activist who fights corruption.Funny people they are.The leader of opposition in Lok Sabha,Madam Sushma Swaraj ji,went one step further and showed her patriotism like this.Watch the below video:
This dance show took place in Gandhi memorial in Rajghat during the BJP's protest against the arrest of Ramdev.Sushma Swaraj can try acting in movies.Her dancing skills may even fetch a national award to her. Anyway her dance was awful.She needs more training from some good dancers.But she has that talent in her. If she learns dance from some proper mentor and if she acts in movies,she may provide a relief to fans from likes of Sheela Ki Jawaani(Katrina Kaif) or Munni Badnam Hui(Malaika).Because she will dance only to patriotic songs.Movies has a wider reach,so she can spread patriotism among the public by dancing in movies for patriotic songs,instead of doing the same in Gandhi memorial.
Being a leader of opposition in Loksabha,she should have some sort of decency atleast.Its a responsible post. This lady gave assurance to TN fishermen that she herself will raise the issue in parliament on behalf of the Tamils.She also said that it is a national issue.But till now I believe she has not raised this issue in Loksabha. I think she was all busy in practicing that great dance.Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley has lot of difference of opinion,that they two will not be seen together in most of the occasions.If its a meeting organized by Sushma Swaraj,Mr.Jaitley will not be present and vice-versa.This is the kind of democracy their party has.
This gives an impression that the BJP is not a party with a difference,but only differences are within the party.That is difference of opinion among the party members. If the party thinks,this is a 'difference' compared to other parties,we can't help it out. Its their right.But not everyone will think like this.
And I came across a news recently that the BJP chief Mr.Nitin Gadkari said that the party is committed to build a grand Ram temple in UP.Who Mr.Gadkari is cheating?The issue is in Supreme court.How can he build a Ram temple in the disputed land before the court delivers its judgment?If he thinks he can win hindu votes by making such statements,then he will end up with egg on his face.This proves a news leaked by wiki-leaks cable.The leaked news said that,Arun Jaitley,leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, once said this to an US official that his party uses the hindutva policy only for electoral gains.Mr.Jaitley denied this.But anyway the BJP's activities clearly proves that they are using the hindutva thing only for votebank politics.They have to understand the fact that their hindutva principle will not fetch them any votes.Only projecting some non-corrupt and capable leader as Prime Minister candidate can win the confidence of people. How Mr.Gadkari is able to make such statements?I really can't understand.The BJP was in power for 6 years. They couldn't build a temple in those 6 years.How can they build it now?Instead of playing politics over Ram temple,the BJP should concentrate on development oriented politics.
Instead of foolishly trying to gain attention by supporting people like Ramdev,Anna Hazare,the BJP should act against its own tainted members.It should sack the corrupt ministers.One can very well raise the question that how can a minister be sacked for mere allegations.Just because the opposition says something one need not be sacked,but when the allegations are worth enough to create a strong suspicion that the particular minister has a role in the scam and when the allegations are supported by some facts,the minister/MLA/MP or whomsoever it be,has to resign or has to be sacked.Best example is recent resignation of Mr.Dayanidhi Maran.The CBI's allegations were supported by facts and inorder to pave way for a honest inquiry, Mr.Maran was forced to resing.Am reserving my comments on how honest the inquiry is going to be.Will write a detailed post about it later.
The principal opposition party has a major role in democracy.This is the thought a common man will have.If this govt is not satisfactory,he will choose the alternative.For that the alternative should atleast appear somewhat better than the ruling party.Or the opposition party should at-least appear not worser than the ruling party.In central level things are different.People are fed up with the congress party and the UPA govt. If you talk different kinds of people daily,you can observe this.The thing is,they are fed up with the govt and are frustrated,but they are in no mood to support BJP.Only those who are hard-core BJP followers and BJP partymen thinks BJP as an alternative.For a common man,BJP is not a better alternative.
If the situation continues like this for some more time,then revolution will happen in India too.Revolution happens only when there is nothing to lose and when there is no other option left out.The BJP has some good leaders and good administrators.They should change their approach and should act responsibly.If they are not going to realize their responsibilities and if they keep on making such self-mockeries,soon the BJP will become history.
P.S. : I have avoided the communal remarks against the BJP.That is a topic which has to be dealt in detail.Will write about it later.And I will come up with more posts about BJP again.