BJP: The Crisis Within

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  1. Rage

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    BJP: The Crisis Within


    Discussion exhorted on the current crisis within the patriciate and rank-and-file of the BJP, its merits and impediments, and the steps that can be taken to salvage, what is arguably, India's most viable political opposition:


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    Jaswant Singh likens BJP to Ku Klux Klan

    Jaswant Singh likens BJP to Ku Klux Klan: Rediff.com news


    Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] leader Jaswant Singh [ Images ] took his attack on the party to a new level by likening it to the violent white American group Ku Klux Klan and by suggesting that its former president L K Advani [ Images ] was surrounded by a coterie.

    Singh's wounds still seem to be sore as the former external affairs minister evaded questions on his unceremonious expulsion a week ago.

    "Please don't ask me. I am outside the magic circle of advisers or thinkers. Because I am not from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, is that the reason? So are we a political party? Is the BJP turning into some kind of an Indian version of Ku Klux Klan?" he shot back.

    KKK, widely known as The Klan, is the common name given to several past and present hate group organisations in the US whose aim was to protect and further the rights of white Americans by intimidation.

    When asked to clarify on his reference to KKK, he said: "You know what the Klan means. You don't ask me about this."

    Though expelled, Singh refused to comment on Advani's rejection as a prime ministerial candidate in the Lok Sabha polls saying it was for the BJP veteran to reflect on this.

    "It would be impertinent and perhaps, to a degree, I would be commenting on my past 30 years' connection with him if I commented on his characteristics, political or personal," he said.

    Asked if Advani was surrounded by a coterie, Singh said: "Does he run a coterie or does the coterie run him?"

    Singh -- who did not share a warm relationship with the RSS -- said the BJP should reflect on its relationship with the Sangh and should be "mature enough to cut the umbilical cord".

    "If they want for gain their full personality as a political organisation, they should stand on their own feet, I feel," he said.

    He did not agree with BJP leader Arun Shourie's suggestion that the RSS should take over the party.

    "I would like the BJP to reflect on what has happened and try to be a party of the 21st century. They (RSS) are exclusivist. Besides, they are an organisation committed to social work," he said.
    Singh said he was still not able to understand why he was expelled and accused the party of adopting "double standards", as Advani had done "exactly the same" in 2005 but was not targeted.
     
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    I Say BJP cuts off the ties with RSS. The RSS has been of no good recently. They got thousands of Shakhas throughout India, still they couldnt mobilise half the members to vote for the BJP I believe. They are just useful for getting mobs into a frenzy and do some crazy stuff. They have done good too, but seriously, a Political Party shouldnt be bound together by force by an outside power.
     
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    BJP is the latest in the long list of casualties of time......
    Indians have shown the door to many more powerful then these guys.

    Looks like they have finally run out of cultural revolution BS that they were running around with.

    Strong Society is dependent upon and supports a Strong defence is dependent upon and supports a Strong economy is dependent upon and supports a Strong Society. Anybody who can make this happen is the need. BJP under the present crop is very far away from these ideals and there catchment area (RSS) is more intent on proving themselves just as exclusivist as Mr. M. A. Jinnah. They think life is an excercise in Puritanism. After Atalji, this exclusivist ideal is the only ideal these guys can propogate.

    We are supported only by the strength of the society that is starved of a good leader in productive times.

    BJP needs an amputation of the Head. :LOL:
    In the meantime Congress wins for lack of opposition.
    Indians have lived for 60+ years with average to nil leadership. They have learnt to just laugh it off.
    Time will bring things to a new level of balance......just not now.
     

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