Politics

saffron fading?

 

Is saffron charisma lost its credibility among poor and down trodden? Did congress attract this mass from Hindutva to development raaga? BJP’s and its alliance debacle at Parliament elections and the latest assembly polls of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh raised plethora of questions regarding the role of saffron parties in mainstream politics. This victory signifies BJP’s inability and incapability of turning anti incumbancy in the form of votes due to Raj Thackeray’s foul play of splitting Hindu nationalistic vote bank.

Myriad of inner dimensions have been associated with the failure of BJP besides Raj Thackeray influence. I would like to recall some of them.

1) BJP’s lack of leadership and span of command.

2) Lack of organisition and co operation among saffron parties.

3) Great debate among hindu nationalistic intellectuals regarding  Jinnah’s role in Indian freedom struggle and his commitment to secularism ( I wonder how far Jinnah related to contemporary Indian nationalism).

4) Lack of proper campaigning

5) People still in the hangover of congress stupendous victory at parliament elections and the role of NREGS and Loan waiver schemes in middle class families.

Pertinent questions to raise:

1) will BJP  appoint new leader for Loksabha?

2) will BJP pose a new prime ministerial candidate instead of Adwani?

3) Will BJP  give up the “Great Debate” on Jinnah role?

4) Will BJP ready to give up “Ram mandir” slogan ?

5) will BJP restructure its committees to give oxygen to the saffron movement.

History, Philosophy, Reviews

Why iam an atheist – Bhagat Singh

 

Bhagat singh, the name itself a symbol of revolution and patriotism. While reading research papers and history books,  I was moved by his stand and ideology on various issues at his very age of 24 years. I had a feeling that Bhagath singh was a extremist approached violent path from young blood, later I  confessed that he was also a great philosopher. India Today published in a survey that Bhagat sing is the greatest indian with the 27% of indians approval, Netaji managed to get 2nd slot with 17%. Bhagath singh was initially gandhian and inspired by gandhi non co-operation movement. Gandhiji’s recall of non co-operation movement and Lala Lajpath Rai death which resulted from brutal lati charge made a greater impact on Bhagath Singh. He had adopted a violent path for the liberation of India.

“Why iam an atheist” is an essay written by Bhagath singh who got vexed with belief in god during his imprisonment days prior to his death. Surprising fact is  Bhagath Singh was active participant of  Swami Dayananda Saraswathi Arya Samaj during his teenage. Later, Bhagat singh drawn inspiration from Marxist and Anarchistic school of philosophers Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Mikhail Bakunin. In this essay, Bhagat condemned the presence of god claiming he has witnessing  poverty and human suffering of millions of people as just like a king nero who fiddled when Rome was being burnt . Though iam not an atheist, I was convinced by the anger and displeasure of Bhagat singh who dream a free and poverty less India. Interesting aspect is both the SFI and ABVP, student wings of communistic and hindutva idealogies, have been trying to identify and locate their ideology with the legacy of Bhagath Singh. I always feel, people remember Bhagat Singh  but not his revolutionary  ideology,  sacrifice,humanism and  great patriotism.