RSS me­dia cam­paign­ing for 2019 elec­tion

People's Review - - NEWS - BY ROSHAN

THE Eco­nomic Times' in its June 18, 2018 pub­li­ca­tion has re­vealed that RSS and BJP start firm­ing up 2019 elec­tion strat­egy. The news­pa­per dis­closed that the top lead­er­ship of RSS and BJP has started a cam­paign for paving the ground for re-elec­tion of BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elec­tion in In­dia. In this re­gard, the lead­er­ship of RSS and BJP has asked Modi and mem­bers of BJP Cen­tral Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee to re­view the per­for­mance of all BJP Lok Sabha MPs and sub­mit a re­port for is­su­ing of tick­ets to MPs for 2019 poll. Fur­ther­more, “The San­gathan Mantris have been tasked to find out how each BJP MP's work in the con­stituency has been, whether he has the sup­port and is still pop­u­lar among the peo­ple.” ‘Times of In­dia' had al­ready warned In­dian masses and ma­jor In­dian po­lit­i­cal par­ties in its 24 June 2017 pub­li­ca­tion that if BJP wins 2019 elec­tion, there will be a to­tal change in In­dia, a to­tal con­ver­sion into Hin­dutva. The writer of this news item opines, “I be­lieve RSS and BJP view the 2019 elec­tion as an im­por­tant mile­stone in their de­sire to re­alise their long-stand­ing dream of es­tab­lish­ing a Hindu Rash­tra.” In such an even­tu­al­ity, there will be no chance for any other po­lit­i­cal force in 2024 elec­tion or there­after. In­deed, the 2019 elec­tion will be the last op­por­tu­nity for the po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion as well as the cit­i­zens to stop this from happening. There­after, it will be ex­trem­ist In­dia, pro­mot­ing ter­ror­ism against those, not fol­low­ing the ide­ol­ogy of Hin­dutva. It is worth men­tion­ing that the RSS is res­o­lute in its idea of In­dia as a quintessen­tially Hindu coun­try. Since 1925, RSS has been work­ing on a con­stant agenda of Hindu In­dia. In this The RSS and ex­trem­ist Hin­dus were against the par­ti­tion of In­dia to make a new do­min­ion in 1947. In 2014 elec­tion, Mr Modi used pop­ulism, na­tion­al­ism and anti-sec­u­lar­ism to great ef­fect and fired up the imag­i­na­tion of mil­lions look­ing for instant progress and na­tional great­ness. Hin­dutva is now un­de­ni­ably a main­stream al­ter­na­tive to the idea of In­dia that most In­di­ans grew up with. Where do we go from here? The UK based news­pa­per “The Guardians” said in its 12 Novem­ber 2015 edi­tion, “In­dia is be­ing ruled by Hindu Tal­iban.” Though In­dia protested over this state­ment but this is a re­al­ity, one can find in en­tire In­dia to­day. In­deed, for mak­ing 2019 elec­tion cam­paign a suc­cess for the BJP, RSS and BJP are mak­ing use of Gov­ern­ment funds to man­age me­dia in favour of BJP and for the pro­mo­tion of Hin­dutva ide­ol­ogy. There has been re­cent rev­e­la­tion by Co­bra­post through ‘ Op­er­a­tion 136'. It was also re­vealed that about Rs. 8,000 crore were spent for me­dia man­age­ment in the last gen­eral elec­tion; and that the bud­get for the 2019 poll will be much more. It is worth men­tion­ing that to­day's In­dia has to­tal dom­i­na­tion of RSS in sphere of In­dian so­ci­ety and In­dian state af­fairs. This ex­trem­ist and ter­ror­ist group has a very crit­i­cal and de­fin­i­tive role in In­dian pol­i­tics. Even be­ing the founder of Hin­dutva, it has been crit­i­cized for its ex­trem­ist role through­out the In­dian his­tory since its es­tab­lish­ment in 1925. . Ow­ing to its ex­trem­ist role and in­volve­ment in many ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties, RSS was once banned by Bri­tish In­dian Gov­ern­ment and thrice by post-colo­nial In­dian gov­ern­ments. So much so, its ac­tivist, Nathu­ram Godse, mur­dered Ma­hatma Gandhi on to­wards mi­nori­ties in In­dia. In to­day's In­dia, RSS is in­volved in all anti-Mus­lim ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties and has es­tab­lished a ded­i­cated mil­i­tant wing Bajrang Dal to ter­ror­ize Mus­lims. Be­sides, this or­ga­ni­za­tion is ter­ror­iz­ing Chris­tians and other mi­nori­ties to con­vert into Hin­duism. The In­dian so­ci­ety, par­tic­u­larly its youth has been heav­ily in­flu­enced by the Hin­du­vta ide­ol­ogy and RSS phi­los­o­phy. As an au­then­tic es­ti­mate, 10000-15000 peo­ple join the RSS camp ev­ery month. With this in­creas­ing num­ber of the RSS mem­ber­ship, bulk of In­dian so­ci­ety would become part of RSS and its ide­ol­ogy in next 10 years. The most im­por­tant as­pect of this mem­ber­ship is that In­dian lead­er­ship is vig­or­ously fol­low­ing this ide­ol­ogy and has taken steps which are as per the dic­tates of the RSS. In­dia Premier Narindra Modi is an ac­tive mem­ber of the RSS who was nour­ished un­der this or­ga­ni­za­tion right from his child­hood. As per In­dian writer, AG Noorani, “Modi is a life­long RSS ac­tivist (pracharak), hav­ing left his fam­ily to ded­i­cate him­self to the or­gan­i­sa­tion. It, in turn, en­sured his rise to the post of the high­est ex­ec­u­tive of the coun­try.” The prov­i­dent In­di­ans have a re­al­iza­tion that RSS led poli­cies would lead this coun­try to­wards an ex­trem­ist and ter­ror­ist In­dia in next two decades. After hav­ing known the re­al­ity of RSS led BJP Gov­ern­ment, the civ­i­lized in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity is rapidly reach­ing over the con­clu­sion that Hin­dutva and RSS are worst en­e­mies of peace, tol­er­ance and co-ex­is­tence. The most wor­ri­some as­pect for the world is that a coun­try with a pop­u­la­tion of 1.3 bil­lion will play havoc at regional and in­ter­na­tional level, once

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