Thank you, my Lingayat brothers and sisters. The nation thanks you for many things. Firstly, for voting for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) massively and contributing to the party’s remarkable victory in the Karnataka Assembly polls. The BJP rebounded from a low of 40 to 104, thanks to your strong support. Secondly, for seeing through the divide and rule game of the Congress and defeating it. You demonstrated that awarding special status to you doesn’t make you a non-Hindu and that you are worshippers of Lord Shiva, like crores of other Hindus. You also took notice of the fact that the committee recommending minority status to you didn’t consist of even one Lingayat! Thirdly, and most importantly, you represented the resurgence of the modern Hindu spirit in refusing to play along with the divisive forces.
You also helped to warn the divisive forces that, in future, if they attempted any such tricks, not only the particular community concerned will turn against, but also the entire Hindu community will unite and punish such forces in the electoral battles.
In the past, Hindus have been divided and ruled for centuries by the Mughals and the Britishers and now the pseudo-seculars have exploited the same. But you have broken that tradition and shown to the rest of the world that Hindutva renaissance is on and nothing can stop this juggernaut anymore. You are part of the vast majority of Hindus who are raising their voice against the looting of the so-called Liberals, of the Hindu culture, temples and other institutions. You have indicated that your culture and identity is more important to you than anything else. You also helped to warn the divisive forces that, in future, if they attempted any such tricks, not only the particular community concerned will turn against, but also the entire Hindu community will unite and punish such forces in the electoral battles.
To an Uthist and Shresht Bharat.
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.