[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]W[/dropcap]e are honest and strong Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters and will continue to be so, but there is no denying that millions of honest BJP’ians are being forced to change parties because of the conduct of BJP and of its Bhakts, both are clearly against its own honest genuine supporters, whenever a concern about BJP’s non-performance on civilizational issues or ignoring promises raised by genuine supporters like us. We can easily be the next victim. We could be abused, trolled and pushed outside like it has been done to million others, but, we still would like to write this letter to the bhakts, to ensure we are heard least once irrespective of the outcome.
MODI GOVERNMENT – NO SIGHT OF “ACCHEY DIN” FOR THE HINDUS
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Modi has not spoken a word about the highly successful and commendable surgical strike. He is maintaining a studied silence. But none can deny Modi’s personal rating has gone up by a few notches. It’s true that some over-enthusiastic BJP workers have put up posters in parts of Uttar Pradesh. These are election times and it is not out of the ordinary that the ticket aspirants have put up posters all across. Such things happen in all parties. Even the most ardent critics of Modi would find the prime minister’s conduct since India’s surgical strikes on terrorists camps across the Line of Control (LoC) nothing but exemplary. Till now, he has maintained a stoic silence that is uncharacteristic of a leader often projected by media as a demagogue. He has silenced all his critics by the actions he taken against Pakistan and by maintaining a high statesmanship after such an attack. All opposition parties after the initial appreciation have started complaining about Modi because of the realization across the spectrum that Modi’s popularity was soaring sky-high and will remain there for sometime. The BJP also has realized that it has a chance to sweep all the 7 states in which elections are to be held in 2107 and thus, the search for fault-finding has begun. In a calculated move to sow the seeds of doubt, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejariwal and Sanjay Nirupam started demanding proof of the surgical strikes while Rahul Gandhi came up with the derogatory “Khoon ki Dalali” comment, for which he may end up paying his entire political career.
Modi seems to be focused only on development agenda. True, a country the size of India with a large younger population that has been ravaged by Socialist policies, needs development. However, the development of some roads, electricity supply in one of a thousand villages or building a few bridges is not the definition of Development. The solution of real civilization issues is what can be called actual development. At the core of a public party, lies the responsibility to look after its supporters. But, the BJP has adopted pseudo secularism and indirectly laughed at our face. Supporting the pro-Hindu agenda has become a thing of past recollection. Should then, we continue our support?
Our serious worry is that Modi’s personal rating has gone up several notches higher with several election wins and promises of Vikas. With the recent Surgical strike, Modi’s popularity has risen sky-high and there is concern that he will forget all the promises he made to Hindus, since, it looks like BJP will sweep the upcoming 7 state elections.
THE BETRAYAL OF BJP
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]I[/dropcap]n May 2014, we gave our overpowering majority in the elections to BJP. We thought that our era has begun. It is a subject of sadness that this dream couldn’t be actualized, considering years that have gone by since the elections and there is no solid work that proves that BJP has done much for the pro-Hindu agenda. It has given meager regard to our issues. Our Hindu schools are still harassed by RTE, Government is still looting our temple money shamelessly and now courts and NGOs are attacking our local Hindu traditions like Sabarimala, Jallikattu or Shani temple. Even though Modi’s Government lifted the ban on Jallikattu, Supreme Court stayed that decision asking the need of such a festival. In a similar fashion, Supreme Court also questioned the right of Sabarimala and Shani temples on forbidding women from entering any part of the temples. Nothing was done about the anti-national slogans shout at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), no changes to books, nobody sacked. Smriti Irani is another failure associated with BJP government, who prides in her neglect of books given by the UPA. How would our children develop self-esteem if books teach them to be embarrassed about their past? Our problems are undeniably being ignored.
The worse part about this is BJP’s meek behavior after forsaking us. We just got left at becoming a “plank” on which BJP launched itself. They think that we can always be used to bring them victory like we did in 2014. That’s all the purpose we as supporters serve for them.
The primary reason why we face this identity crisis is that BJP is confident that we have nowhere else to go, no other party to turn to. They are assured to have hardcore Hindus as confined vote base who will vote for them because we do not belong anywhere else. But because of the left dominated liberal agenda that is followed by BJP, we become a burden on the government after winning the elections. So, should we keep letting BJP use us and our support for their selfish motives?
THE HEAVY STACK OF FORGOTTEN PROMISES
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]here are so many general problems associated with BJP; their ministers are unreachable as always. Even we, the supporters can’t reach them unless we have some approach. MPs from BJP have forgotten all the promises they made and have confined themselves to their own bungalow, cars, and luxury. BJP has lost many Hindu electorates who voted collectively for them, combining people from all economic strata because of their conduct. We are not sure if we should continue supporting a party that doesn’t deserve it…
Middle-class Hindus who voted for BJP wanted some changes at the basic level which was obviously disregarded and now forgotten after winning. We have lost understanding as to why our voices were so strong while campaigning for BJP since after the victory our causes are not promoted at all! We can’t understand PM’s closeness to Sonia Gandhi or his distance from those supporters who were with him at all times. When people disbelieved in the PM, when he had no confidence from the people in his victory, he had us. We are quiet for a long time because of the belief and respect in him. While BJP has clearly used our support as a stepping stone to success, should we continue being used?
Hindus with the view of having more children are made fun of, but why? Muslims are following the same pattern and have outnumbered Hindu population in a lot of areas which will not vote for BJP. 10% of the fishermen in Tamil Nadu were converted by Christian missionaries during last Tsunami. Pope regards India as a bull’s eye for mass conversions. Even after knowing that the Christians have always been the aggressors in our country, BJP is doing nothing to solve it. This conduct of BJP is a betrayal to us.
To be continued… Views personal
- Repeated strikes at Hinduism – Part 3 of the Letter to Hardcore Bhakts - October 17, 2016
- Forgotten promises - October 15, 2016
- A letter from two Hindu supporters to Hardcore Bhakts, post-Surgical Strike P1 - October 8, 2016