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Time for BJP to face the truth

Time for BJP to face the truth
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There cannot be any defence please. The BJP should admit that it’s four-year rule is proving its own nemesis. The results of bypolls across the country are proof now. There could be several reasons for its win elsewhere in the country in the last four years, say, in the 21 states as it claims somewhat fallaciously. 

There cannot be any defence please. The BJP should admit that it’s four-year rule is proving its own nemesis. The results of bypolls across the country are proof now. There could be several reasons for its win elsewhere in the country in the last four years, say, in the 21 states as it claims somewhat fallaciously.

Yet the latest results reflect that the BJP’s misrule, on certain fronts, could be taken head-on with the improved opposition performance. This improvement is not in the sense of its commitment to the people’s cause, but in joining hands with all anti-BJP forces in the country. The Opposition, henceforth, should realise that the BJP is not undefeatable. It is not invincible.

A Kairana proves it where the Jats joined hands with the Muslims and Yadavs. But it’s not just these who have come together to trounce the BJP. Politics of hate have brought together all others. Noorpur results prove it where the BJP lost its seat to Samajwadi Party. Then there was Jokihat in Bihar which taught a bitter lesson to Nitish Kumar whose party lost it to the RJD.

Of course, one could always point out other states and say it is almost a status-quo result. Yet, when one talks about UP and Bihar, it cannot give once the luxury of saying ‘oh no these are only by-elections’. More on Kairana and UP now. While it is celebratory time for the anti-BJP forces elsewhere, it should be a retrospective time for the BJP leadership and the Sangh Pariwar. The BJP-RSS combine which is working its best for gaining control over the country the next year should realise that it has alienated a large chunk of voters due to two major reasons. One

is the fringe group’s war on Dalit-Muslim block. Call it ‘love jihad’ or ‘cow politics’, the attacks on the members of these communities have created an atmosphere of alienation. There was never such fear pervading all across the country even during the worst communal riots in the past under the Congress governments. It was all a part of crime due to various reasons.

But the present attack on liberties and individual choices and freedoms are deliberate ones. They are aimed at maiming the society in order make it fall in line with a political ideology. This is not being accepted by the people in general. The second big mistake that the Modi-Shah jodi has done is in nurturing their silence during such attacks. When the whole country is talking about something, Modi maintains a stoic silence. Perhaps, a yogic silence.

Silence does not heal the wounds and worse, it does not encourage the opponents of such violent proponents to raise their voice. Adityanath Yogi has turned the state into a math fiefdom. He is running it similarly. A Chief Minister is under an oath and hence, an obligation and is duty bound to deliver a fair rule where equality and justice prevail. Such persona, such silence and such incidents have all become the millstones around the neck of the BJP. Change before it’s too late.

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