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Why I do not Support BJP

(Writing this I take the risk of getting arrested under various charges of Indian criminal laws framed by the British – for suppressing colonial subjects -- centuries ago)

Coming straight to the point why I don’t support BJP, because it’s an obscurantist party. Could you imagine in this age a Prime Minister of a great country while boasting about India's past glory cites two examples of its extraordinary achievements in genetic engineering and plastic surgery? The first is the birth of Karna through the ear and the second, grafting of an elephant head on the neck of Ganesha. Both are impossible even today and that could not be the aim of genetic engineering and plastic surgery either. Hopefully, he might have refreshed his views by now.

A governor of a state – a high ranking BJP leader -- wants to warn the world not to take India lightly as India had formidable weapons in the past. See his rank ignorance of India’s current import of millions worth of arms and ammunition from America and Russia on yearly basis. None bothers about Brahmastras from India. Similar obscurantic quotes of BJP leaders are aplenty.

 Taking cue from the PM and other BJP stalwarts some Indian scientists instead of devoting to real scientific research began doing research on proving  the veracity of mythological stories as great milestones of India’s scientific progress. India had atom bombs, long range guided missiles, test tube babies and the list goes on. Ravana had 24 different types of aircrafts. Arguments are very strong; Gandhary had 100 sons, how could it be possible without using in-vitro fertilization or stem cell or cloning techniques. These stories are presented in the Indian Science Congress along with scholarly articles of eminent scientists on relevant scientific topics. This is happening under BJP rule. Thank God, they didn’t mention  ‘Curse Technology and Boon Technology’ yet.

The reality is, India could not manufacture a successful aero engine after 70 years of independence. Nowhere ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ is visible.  All aircrafts – transport or fighter – are imported. The list will go on extending.  Oh yes, India attained world-class status in space technology.  

BJP is mixing religion with politics dividing Indians distinctly on communal lines. It is done only in theocratic states, not in any liberal democracy. Religious affiliation is a private matter. In the recently held mega show of Modi in the Brigade ground of Kolkata, slogans like ‘Jai Siyaram and Hare Krishna Hare Ram Krishna Krishna Hare Hare’ were heard several times on the dais in a bid to win the Hindu votes in the ensuing assembly election.  ‘Naare Takbir Allahu Akbar’ or any other religious slogans never figured.  India no more remains a secular country.

Any dissenting voice attracts sedition charges. Freedom of expression is virtually nonexistent. I think these are enough to discourage me from supporting BJP though many more points still remain to be added.

However, I candidly admit my support or no support to BJP, hardly matters to the party.


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03/20/2021
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Comment Cyrus,
I feel very sorry to miss your excellent comment over such a long time due to my ill health'
Today also I saw it accidentally while searching for something else.
I 'm in full agreement with your last para. We need only the bird which lays eggs --maybe goose or hen
We are fully responsible to bear the blame for making wrong choices,right?
With thanks,
Nalinaksha.

Nalinaksha Mutsuddi
06/20/2021 09:11 AM

Comment dear cyrus,
i highly appreciate your views. i would given a la-nthey appreiation but for my illness.
thank youfor your realitica nd highly considerd opinion.
i am a bengali , voted for tmc not because i like the party and its leader but because i found no altenative.
thanks fob your comment
n.mutsuddi

n.mutsuddi
05/16/2021 07:33 AM

Comment Nalinaksha,

There is a well known saying in English - 'Cometh the hour, cometh the man' !

What it implies is that the rise of a person cannot happen in isolation, when the time is right, it is inevitable. While I personally second your views whole heartedly, all I can say is that we as a country voted the BJP into power. The beauty of a democratic setup is that while the masses vote with certain expectations in mind, it is not necessary that the leaders voted would necessarily affirm those beliefs. Sadly, public memory is very short lived and hence it is likely that many people in India may have forgotten why they voted the BJP in power. We voted them for development, employment, and overall progress. What we have ended up getting depends on who you ask.

Intolerance toward any form of dissent is not a new phenomenon. It has been practised and observed in world history throughout the centuries, especially by powers that are a) Insecure and/or b) Autocratic.

Obscurantism is the twin sister of intolerance. They go hand in hand, as the aim of both is to exert unquestionable power over the governed.

I do not blame the BJP at all here. They are a party with a certain ideology. But the party has been voted into power by all of us. So what does that tell the world about us as a people ? I do appreciate your views, as candid as they are here. Unfortunately, I do not see these views being held by a majority of our countrymen. Hence, this status quo shall continue for the foreseeable future. The power to change it is in our hands.

What India needs desperately today is visible, demonstratable leadership, irrespective of which party it comes from. I lay the primary blame at the feet of the people as it is they who can either assert or abrogate their authority over government.

Cyrus
05/14/2021 01:52 AM

Comment Nalinaksha,

There is a well known saying in English - 'Cometh the hour, cometh the man' !

What it implies is that the rise of a person cannot happen in isolation, when the time is right, it is inevitable. While I personally second your views whole heartedly, all I can say is that we as a country voted the BJP into power. The beauty of a democratic setup is that while the masses vote with certain expectations in mind, it is not necessary that the leaders voted would necessarily affirm those beliefs. Sadly, public memory is very short lived and hence it is likely that many people in India may have forgotten why they voted the BJP in power. We voted them for development, employment, and overall progress. What we have ended up getting depends on who you ask.

Intolerance toward any form of dissent is not a new phenomenon. It has been practised and observed in world history throughout the centuries, especially by powers that are a) Insecure and/or b) Autocratic.

Obscurantism is the twin sister of intolerance. They go hand in hand, as the aim of both is to exert unquestionable power over the governed.

I do not blame the BJP at all here. They are a party with a certain ideology. But the party has been voted into power by all of us. So what does that tell the world about us as a people ? I do appreciate your views, as candid as they are here. Unfortunately, I do not see these views being held by a majority of our countrymen. Hence, this status quo shall continue for the foreseeable future. The power to change it is in our hands.

What India needs desperately today is visible, demonstratable leadership, irrespective of which party it comes from. I lay the primary blame at the feet of the people as it is they who can either assert or abrogate their authority over government.

Cyrus
05/14/2021 01:52 AM




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