Modi: BJP: RSS
Modi is the executioner of the agenda of RSS. It is RSS, which ensured that he be nominated the Prime ministerial candidate for Lok Sabha elections. Modi is the RSS swaymsevak who has been deputed to work in the BJP. BJP is the child of RSS. RSS is the ‘supra political’ organization, which calls itself a cultural organization. It wants to control all the aspects of social and political life by floating different organizations like Rashtra Sevika Samiti, ABVP, BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram to name the few. In addition it has floated organizations to influence education, media and the state machinery through its infiltration in police, bureaucracy and army. It does not believe in democracy, does not hold to Indian Nationalism. Its goal is to bring in Hindu Rashtra by controlling all the aspects of country’s life according to elite Hindu norms. While Indian Nationalism is based on the values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, The Hindu Nationalism of RSS is based on the values which give primacy to superiority of males and upper caste. RSS is an exclusively male organization and its subordinate Rashtra Sevika Samiti, shows the real place of women in the scheme of things of RSS. In the word Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the women’s wing of RSS, the word Swayam (Self) is missing. According to all fundamentalist and fascist organizations the place of women is secondary. Many an organizations, which are subordinate to RSS, dictate the dress code and code of conduct for girls and women, to remain controlled by men. It has Smajik Samrasta Manch, which talks that there should be harmony between different castes, not caste annihilation, not caste eradication. For adivasis, it has formed Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram. It refuses to call them Adivasis and regards them as a part of Hindu society, so is trying to forcibly bring them to Hindu fold by organizing Ghar Vapasi Programs, the programs which forcible convert Adivasis to Hinduism.
Bhartiya Janata Party
BJP’s main functionaries are RSS trained Swayamsevaks, pracharaks. Most of its Organizational Secretaries are directly deputed by RSS. At crucial times RSS directly intervenes like appointing BJP Presidents or its Prime Ministerial candidates. BJP is guided by the long term agenda of Hindu nation. It does dilute its agenda when in coalition. It has a short term agenda which may not directly talk of Hindu nation. Its short term agenda was visible when it formed NDA and ruled the country for six years from 1998 to 2004. Just to take a chance it tried to change the Indian Constitution, as RSS believes that Indian Constitution is based on western values and it should be changed and made to be based on Hindu holy books. The hint of Hindu holy book is Manu smirti, which upholds the hierarchy of caste and gender. This is the same book which was burned by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. It is another matter that BJP failed in its attempt to change the Constitution.
While forming the NDA coalition it had to drop its major agenda of Ram Temple, Abolition of article 370 and imposition of Uniform Civil Code. Being in power in center BJP did many things helpful to RSS agenda. It communalized the school text books; it introduced faith based curricula in the form of introducing Paurohitya, (Training for Hindu clergy) Katmakand (Hindu rituals) and astrology in the Universities. It gave appointment to many an RSS volunteers to do core social work and other organizations.
During BJP rule also the prices went up tremendously. It was also riddled with many corruption scandals. It went on to do the nuclear test explosions in Pokhran, apparently to checkmate Pakistan. Pakistan in turn went on for more test explosions. The claim that these nuclear bombs will increase our security was quashed to the dust as Pakistan also matched the test explosions. As far as security is concerned, while it beat the drums of nationalism, Pakistan quietly occupied Kargil and later it could be evacuated on the pressure from United States. It is during this period that alleged attack on Parliament took place and in retaliation there was a massive and wasteful deployment of forces on the border, which was quietly withdrawn.
Last three parliamentary elections there is a gradual decline in the percentage of votes polled by BJP. Now the strategy is to project Modi and to try to grab power. Modi is a greatly divisive figure. As he was declared the PM candidate, JD (U) withdrew from NDA. Within BJP also there is a section of leadership which is uncomfortable due to his being so projected, as they know Modi has dictatorial tendencies and that he will marginalize other leaders, and gradually a type of dictatorship guided and supported by RSS will come to the fore. BJP so far has diluted its Hindutva agenda when it came to power in alliance with other parties due to the compulsions of coalition. If it gets simple majority, the brakes and inhibitions of a coalition will be done away and naked Hindutva agenda will be unfolded. Why BJP needs to be halted is clear, BJP is a party with a difference as it a child of RSS.
Modi has employed different mechanisms to dominate social media and large sections of middle class are singing peens for him as they think this will give stability etc. Many a myths are being created about BJP being better than other parties, especially Congress. As such one is sure that Congress is no secular angel, it has faltered times and over again in proper implementation of secular policies, still it is not controlled by any supra political organization like RSS and as such no other electoral party should be compared with BJP as it is an offshoot of RSS.