The in-fighting in the Bharatiya Janata Party for leadership is important in the sense that for people above 75 years of age the ‘hukamnama’ (royal decree) for political hanging has already been written by the Sangh. It has to be followed and complied with by Narendra Modi. This does not mean at all that we are saying Narendra Modi is merciless. We only want to highlight the agony of politics or the irony which stems from the cruel fight for the chair. The demand for Narendra Modi to be made the Prime Minister is coming from those people out of politics who want to make the country a slave of the West, and within the Bharatiya Janata Party it is from those people who have in the past become the victims of the ‘good sense’ of people like Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. Narendra Modi himself does not appear to be eager to become Prime Minister even though in his speeches he is targeting the Prime Minister directly. Narendra Modi is not commenting either on Mulayam Singh Yadav or Mamata Banerjee. Nitish Kumar he does not consider capable or worthy of anything. The BJP people are publicising Narendra Modi as the elephant which squashes and grinds ants as it moves along.
Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi’s pain is understood by Yashwant Sinha, Jaswant Singh and Shatrughan Sinha. Therefore, these three are standing by Lal Krishna Advani, but it is clear to these three too that they will not get tickets in the next elections, even though these three don’t really believe it. One should not be concerned about the internal incidents in the Bharatiya Janata Party because such incidents keep happening in parties. But when happenings in the parties begin being publicised as portents of incidents that will take place in the country, then one should certainly talk about some facts.
In the candidate to the post of the Prime Minister of India, ‘vinamrata’ (modesty, politeness or courtesy) is very important. He or she may not be humble or modest by nature, but his or her body language should be humble and modest. He or she should have enough savoir faire to call up prominent or major politicians in the country on the phone once in fifteen days, sometimes invite them for tea or a meal. He or she should have enough wisdom or understanding to discuss the problems of the country with other parties. These qualities were present in all the Prime Ministers before Manmohan Singh. One is afraid to think in what form history will remember the ten years of Manmohan Singh’s rule. But the time Narendra Modi has spent at the Chief Minister’s post does not reveal whether he ever held any in-depth, intimate dialogues with his own party leaders, leave alone those from other parties. One can recall only one occasion of an in-depth, intimate dialogue in which Amar Singh, Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi were all three involved. Narendra Modi does not call up the leaders of his own party and remains so busy in his work that there are no phone numbers of opposition parties which form part of his list of contacts.
One is afraid to think in what form history will remember the ten years of Manmohan Singh’s rule. But the time Narendra Modi has spent in the Chief Minister’s post does not reveal whether he ever held any in-depth dialogues with his own party leaders, leave alone those from other parties. One can recall only one occasion of an in-depth dialogue in which Amar Singh, Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi were all three involved. Narendra Modi does not call up the leaders of his own party and remains so busy in his work that there are no phone numbers of opposition parties which form part of his list of contacts.
Along with Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Yashwant Sinha and Jaswant Singh are the other ‘faces’ who have links with almost all the political leaders of the country. These leaders have always been getting respect from Advaniji and Joshiji. If Narendra Modi does not believe in this art, then we should accept that an ordinary, average person is moving towards the post of Prime Minister. It may be that Narendra Modi believes that ambiguities increase by talking to opposition leaders and leaders in his own party and time is also wasted. But a person who nurtures a desire for the post of Prime Minister must know how to respect his equals and senior people. If Narendra Modi passes this test, of which we have no knowledge, we seek an apology from him for our misperception.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has its understanding, its own assumptions about the country. Now, when the party has taken the decision to field Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate, the party should take another decision. It should announce clearly in the country that if it comes to power it will abolish Article 370, will implement the Common Civil Code and will make the Ram temple. It should also announce that that within six months of winning it will attack Pakistan and will free Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and amalgamate it with India. It should also announce clearly that if it gets two thirds majority, then Muslims in the country will live as second class citizens. They will not be able to raise any demand of their own and will have to remain happy with what the Government gives them, that is, if Muslims want to live as second class citizens they can live in this country. Along with this how much of a share in power the Bharatiya Janata Party will give to the Dalits after forming the Government should also announced.
Since the last sixty years in this country the Bharatiya Janata Party has always remained anxious about these issues. Now, when in the elections, the BJP, using Narendra Modi as the pretext, wants to organise the Hindus on the basis of its principles and wants to take votes, then it should also keep its issues clearly before the country. We believe that the country will go along with the Bharatiya Janata Party on these issues and under Narendra Modi’s leadership will not only change, but also will also attain the status of being a completely Hindu nation. But if this does not happen and under the leadership of Narendra Modi the country votes against the BJP, then the BJP and the Sangh should leave these issues forever and it should become their aim and target to engender brotherhood, love and harmony and development in the country.
It is essential for this decision to be made in the coming elections in 2014, because many people in the country want to see the country’s decision on these issues. If the country makes the decision the first way that has been outlined, then leaders above 75 years of age in the Bharatiya Janata Party will leave this world with happiness in their eyes and in Heaven or in Hell wherever their old colleagues are will relate to them that they have come after fulfilling their dreams.
After independence, now is the moment to decide. A strange coincidence has occurred: earlier people used to make an alliance against the Congress. Now, the talk is not about forming an alliance against the BJP, the talk is about forming an alliance against the BJP and Congress. In fact, the economic policies of both parties and their development models are the same. Therefore, it seems in the country that once again there should be a non-BJP and non -Congress Government, even though it is impossible because the number of Prime Ministerial aspirants strolling outside the Congress and the BJP are more than the number of Prime Ministerial candidates within the BJP and the Congress. Right now, the end of the story cannot be seen because God sitting above has not yet been able to write the complete screenplay about the fate of 120 crore people. Perhaps God too is in a dilemma whether to make the ending of the screen play a happy one or a sad one.