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BJP — No Conscience, No Morality?

A bacchanalia of self-destruction is underway in the BJP. The party that claims to be different has many skeletons in their back yard. Our Prime Minister who promised the people of India about intolerance towards criminal and corrupt politicians are now energetically backing his ministers who brazenly intervened in the CBI’s investigations into scams. He keeps silent on all those politicians who have committed blunders. BJP in its nature has always taken a U-turn on every promise that they made to the voters during the 2014 election campaigns.

This is not the first time that a BJP leader is arrested for keeping arms. Nearly 108 types of weapons including guns, swords, machetes, and knives were recovered from the shop of the BJP leader Dhananjay Kulkarni in Maharashtra’s Thane. However, the State, as well as the Central BJP governments, have maintained silence. The weapons were recovered in a raid conducted by the Kalyan Crime Branch. Kulkarni is the Deputy Chief of BJP in Dombivali (Thane). He has been sent to judicial custody.

In a similar case, a few months ago, the BSF personnel recovered a pistol, live ammunition, and contraband drugs from a residential house in Tarapur area of Dhanpur constituency, an area very close to the India-Bangladesh border. Commandant of the 145 battalion of the BSF recovered the arms and ammunition from the house of Abdul Rahman, who is a BJP leader. A large number of arms and ammunition that was supposed to be smuggled across the India-Bangladesh border before the Assembly election in Tripura was recovered from his house. Rahman is an active BJP worker and he has contested the 2015 Panchayat elections as a BJP candidate. This is a very dangerous trend; go to any state, some or the other violence cases are lodged against the BJP leaders but our beloved Prime Minister has no time to sack them or condemn these acts. Ahead of the elections, if such things are hitting headlines, one can imagine what kind of violence is expected in the future. Kalyan Crime Branch conducted raid early on Wednesday morning on the shop of the BJP’s Dhananjay Kulkarni leading to the recovery of a huge arsenal from the premises. Kulkarni was in the business of procuring the weapons from Mumbai and selling it to the local goons in Kalyan and Dombivli. He was an arms mafia and how can BJP ever entertain such candidates as their leaders?

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari was so right in saying that the BJP has so much power that it can change a criminal into Maharishi Valmiki. He was speaking at the Maharashtra BJP’s two-day annual convention. Arrogance, lust for power, and religious bigotry have unfortunately made these politicians inhuman, ignoring thousands of years of our heritage, our culture of tolerance and acceptance; and our ability to assimilate with fellow human beings. The foot soldiers of the political parties are bullies who always pick on those of our countrymen who are simple voters. Unfortunately, over a period of time, our past and present political leaders have encouraged them to do only their bidding and not what they are trained to do, viz. upholding the laws of the land. One can cite the innumerable instances of recent years where the keepers of the law and order have not just shirked their duty but colluded with the culprits because they are either in awe of them or for currying their favours for rewards of one kind or the other. We are now in an election year of numerous elections from Panchayat to states to the Centre. Elections in our country have always been a no holds barred affair, but since the BJP has come back to power, after a sabbatical of 10 years, it is determined to win them all, by hook or crook. Unfortunately, all governments since Independence have failed the people; some more than the others. Dear voters, vote with responsibility by choosing a good leader who can think of your well-being and progress by not luring in false sentiments or promises.

The time has come that the saffron masterminds should learn from the grave blunders even once. They had got wild to lose Manipur and Goa. They were boastful about Bijepur in Odisha but had to bite the dust like never before. Their boss began to talk like an extortionist wherever he went to campaign for the party before polls. Lately, they lost major states recently. BJP workers were made to believe that the turn belongs to the BJP as Shah has made all arrangements to ensure win to form a monopoly government in MP, Rajasthan and, Madhya Pradesh, but they have to take the humiliating loss. No Modi magic or strategies of Amit Shah worked here. People are switching to Congress because of nonsensical blunders committed by the BJP leaders. To take voters in confidence, this is the time that BJP should come forward and must condemn the charlatans within the party. The more they maintain silence; more would be the doubts in the voters about PM’s integrity. As the BJP is already biting the dust in all its bastions, the Congress is celebrating. However, Congress has managed to recover its sheen. The most attacked Rahul Gandhi has matured to challenge the ruling party and the PM. Their leaders are maintaining their stand as such there is nothing fresh to take a dig at them, be it corruption or other cases. Congress is looking out for a chance of returning to power; in such a scenario, BJP and its leaders need to be more careful in their conduct.


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Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond The News (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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