Non-Congress And Non-BJP Alliance Needed To Save And Serve India – OpEd


Corruption and communalism continue to haunt India and its system. While corruption is national phenomenon as every party competes to loot the resources, making India a top corrupt nation, BJP represents open Hindutva communalism for Hindu votes and hate politics targeting Muslims that makes the world hate India.

So, the Congress and BJP are the dangerous political outfits that the people must fight. For this, all right thinking people and parties must join hands to forge a national alliance for genuine democratic change.
While the Congress party is a dying party the BJP is growing fast capturing Indian states one by one riding over Congress support for the Hindu communalism India to threaten Muslims and now due to anti-corruption movement effect.

Congress used the BJP to the image of Hindutva and insult Muslim minority. Without a proper leader of national stature, Muslims are unable to build a genuine Islamic society inside India. But the Congress uses Muslim leaders to do away with any steps to improve the lot of Muslims.

The Congress-BJP duo claim that Muslims divided India in 1947 but that is an Indo-UK lie. In fact, Britain and Nehru were instrumental in the historic partition to send Muslims out and create a Muslim nation for Muslims and bring all Hindus from Pakistan to settle them down in Delhi. Those Pakistani Hindus launched the Jan Sangh and captured Delhi first before going national. Nehru team meticulously promoted the trend of Hinduization of Delhi state.

Recently, National Conference chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday claimed that it was Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad who were responsible for the Partition of India and not Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Abdullah added that Jinnah did not want Pakistan in the first place.

But Congress’ refusal to a special representation for Muslims and Sikhs, Abdullah believed, forced Jinnah to change mind and seek a separate nation for Muslims as desired by Nehru but Mahatma Gandhi opposed division because that would create two nations of permanent enemies which, for him, is not good. The former JK chief minister and a former federal minister decried the misuse of religion for political and electoral gains. “A polarized India is detrimental to its growth, progress, unity, and peace,” he said.

Led now by PM Modi and the right wing Hindu communal party BJP has been finding new states amenable to its ideas and agenda while many o fits traditional zones continue to crumble. In fact, such has been the routine development of BJP in India.

BJP that came out of erstwhile Janata Party that ruled for a while India as the new non-Congress experiment first ruled Delhi state with indirect node from the Congress party that ruled India and many states and used the BJP (Jana Sangh) as the most powerful tool to threaten Muslims in the country. The BJP wonderfully used the opportunity provided by the ruling Congress party with which it was connected through RSS. Earlier, BJP did not throw any threat to Congress and so Congress party could use it and media lords against Muslims.

However, later when BJP and RSS surged ahead in states and federal system they used the Hindu fanatics put in important places by the congress governments to their own advantages. The mythological TV serials Ramayana and Mahabharata gave the Hindutva communal party the needed national exposure from its northern prolife and they started representing Hinduism and Hindus in a wholesale manner. BJP came to be equated with Hinduism just like Indira Gandhi had equated herself with India. So, Indira is India and BJP is India and Hinduism.

The agenda of Sardar Patel to promote only the interests of Hindus exclusively in India has become a central message of BJP and other Hindu communal parties. Congress party, however, never openly expressed that point of view but practically built Indian nation that way. Nehru shut the doors of Babri mosque but the Hindu criminal gangs led by BJP and RSS mother demolished the historic Mosque in broad daylight on 1992 Dec 06 – a black day of Indian constitution.

As BJP gained strength by aligning with regional parties, Congress began losing its seats and importance, By taking away Hindu vote banks across India, BJP has removed Congress government in many states though suitable strategies and became the ruling party of India. Interestingly, though BJP contested the 2014 general poll in an alliance with likeminded parties, it secured comfortable majority in the parliament on its own.

While, earlier, BJP used the states across Arabian Sea that geopolitically faces Pakistan, like Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, etc, now it targets North eastern states with which China and Bangladesh alternatively share borders. BJP raised issues with Bangladesh and China to find political access to the states and form the party units and increase its vote banks. The then ruling party Congress promoted the hate politics of BJP, perhaps not realizing that one day the BJP would replace its and ruled reign as well,

The election results of three of the north Eastern states announced on March 3 has made the BJP the boss of the region. Not only the Congress but also the communist CPM lost power to let the BJP claim governments.

There some leaders still left in the country that wants to fight both Congress and BJP and save the nation.

Indeed, the national mood has been to fight both Congress and BJP. In order to defeat the Congress party, many states have opted for the communal BJP as a temporary action. Many national and regional leaders support the idea of floating a third front to take on both Congress and BJP. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Saturday said an alternative to both BJP and Congress would emerge soon to bring qualitative change in the Indian politics. He told reporters that the talks in this regard had already started and it would soon take some shape.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President claimed that people want change as the present political system had miserably failed and said he was ready to play an active role in bringing that change.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, believes that the once the process for change begins, it will spread like wildfire. “The country has to move in new direction. People should think about it otherwise we will remain the same. How long we will hear stories of the progress in the USA and China,” he asked. “Change should come in the people. The tools for this change could be coalition, front, or anything,” he said.

Stating that there is no difference between the BJP and Congress, he said these two parties were in power for almost the entire period since independence but even after 70 years there is no qualitative change. “No qualitative change could be seen by people even after 70 years of democratic exercise. This is unfortunate. People are vexed now,” he said.

The TRS chief did not attach any significance to Saturday`s results in three northeastern states, where BJP has done well. “You will have different results in different states,” he said. He said BJP could bring no changes. He criticized it for not doing anything for farmers. “If tomorrow Congress comes to power, nothing will change. Only the names of the schemes will change,” he said. “Qualitative change is not taking place in both the regimes. What has happened so far is unsatisfactory. Why there are Naxalites in this country. Why there is so much unrest. Why there are social fights everywhere. Why Dalits and tribals are fighting,” he asked.

KCR also did not rule out joining hands with Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a partner in BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. TDP, the ruling party in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, has threatened to walk out of the alliance over the BJP not fulfilling the commitments made to the state.

Recalling that he was the first Chief Minister to support demonetisation, KCR said he thought it will yield dividends and curb black money. Similarly, he supported Goods and Services Tax (GST) as he thought the move would improve taxation.

KCR said he had nothing personally against PM Narendra Modi and described him as his best friend. “I have nothing against Modi or BJP. I am against the slow progress of the country. The slow pace of progress is not digestible,” he said.

The Telangana CM denied making comment in his recent speech in Karimnagar to insult PM Modi, saying he had respect for him. KCR, however, found fault with the BJP leaders who are targeting him for criticizing Modi. “This is the democracy. When there is a situation, we can criticize the prime minister,” he said. The TRS president said that he doesn’t recognize BJP as a political party in Telangana. He termed as the joke the statements of some BJP leaders that BJP will come to power in the state in the next elections.

Obviously there could mere such leaders like West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee seeking to cleanup Indian system. Left parties would strengthen the political movement to keep both Congress and BJP at bay and play very important role in governance and policy making for the new government.

In West Bengal and Tripura people are disappointed with left misrule but also hate Congress party and thus have opted for Mamata Banerjee’s TMC; had TMC not been there the BJP would have taken that state as well. The left parties should be grateful CM Mamata for blacking the BJP into the west Bengal.

The Left’s recent move to support the Congress party’s need to return to power to loot nation’s resources has annoyed the people in general who had voted the left parties as they view the Congress party an enemy of the common people. Delhi experiment is also of the similar equation where a new AAP party trounced the ruling Congress party and kept the BJP at a distance.

If, therefore, the left parties try to help the Congress come back to power, they also would be off the list of national and regional parties. Indians may not forgive the left parties if ask them to vote for Congress party which sinking fast in Indian Ocean.

True, corporate lords that were pampered by the Congress governments are now close to the Left parties too. Communist leaders, who have already lost the vigor of struggle for justice, no more view the rich and corporate lords as their class enemy. Now Communist leaders share the dais of ruling classes.

In fact, for left parties also, like Congress and BJP, others, common and poor people are a problem. In fact, the Communist leaderships do not consider the plight of Indian poor worthy of consideration for care and promotion.

Congress remains the root cause of the birth of BJP as a national party in India and promoting it now means promoting the BJP as well. Today, not only it ruled India along with many states but also have come to occupy prime slots on TV debates where the BJP representatives have become authoritative, arrogant and their aggressive postures reveal their fascist intent and they would like to make India another Israel.

Dr. Abdul Ruff

Dr. Abdul Ruff is a columnist contributing articles to many newspapers and journals on world politics. He is an expert on Mideast affairs, as well as a chronicler of foreign occupations and freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.). Dr. Ruff is a specialist on state terrorism, the Chancellor-Founder of Center for International Affairs (CIA), commentator on world affairs and sport fixings, and a former university teacher. He is the author of various eBooks/books and editor for INTERNATIONAL OPINION and editor for FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Palestine Times.

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