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Something is grossly wrong with our friendly neighbour — Part II

Ever since BJP came to power through a landslide victory, it has been actively imposed a ban on cow slaughter throughout the country. Even in 2014, BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh had clearly tried to exert influence over Bangladesh in forcing the Muslims from slaughter and consumption of cows. Anyway, this initiative of the Indian government has already worked as blessings to Bangladesh as the country has witnessed tremendous growth in its domestic dairy industry thus attaining self-sufficiency. Earlier, almost 70 per cent of cows had to be brought into Bangladesh from India, mostly through illegal channels.

An unknown number of Muslims in India have already been murdered by radical Hindus for the “crime” of consuming beef.

 

Notoriety named ‘Ghar Wapsi’:

Almost immediately after BJP came into power, its parent organisation RSS had begun the notoriety of forceful conversion of non-Hindus, mostly Christians and Muslims into Hinduism, under a program called ‘Ghar Wapsi’ (Return to Home). This particular project of RSS was never interrupted or stopped by the government. Instead, there had either been indirect patronisation from the BJP bigwigs, or flat denial of any such programs implemented by RSS and or those radical Hindu supporters of RSS-BJP nexus.

 

Anatomy of Narendra Modi’s tenure:

In 2014, Narendra Modi and his party received numerous forms of support from a number of large corporate houses such as Adani Group, which had helped greatly helped in the landslide victory. For this reason, although Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government had always pronounced of combating corruption, it had to in reality compromise a lot because of its ‘gratitude’ to those corporate houses and as a result, the entire intention of combating corruption actually had fallen flat.

Narendra Modi has already made tremendous efforts in attracting foreign investments, which once again could not see much success. While Bangladesh, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has successfully emerged into one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the pace of India’s economic progress is not very much encouraging.

 

Failed diplomacy of BJP government:

During the past five years, mostly because of Bharatiya Janata Party’s bankrupt foreign policy, India already has lost Nepal, a Hindu nation, which had always been its key ally in South Asia. The Nepalese government is now implementing pro-China policy and had already made learning the Mandarin language compulsory in its schools. Within the next 5-10 years, Nepal will witness huge investments from China, thus finally connecting this Himalayan nation possibly into another ‘Hong Kong’ in near future.

Moreover, anti-India separatist groups such as the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) would conveniently build its hidden bases within the mountainous areas in Nepal. It should be mentioned here that, international terror outfits like Al Qaeda has been using Nepalese land for its training camps since past 16-17 years.

The Modi government also has greatly deprived Bangladesh in multiple ways. For the past five years, it has mostly given false promises to a country, which has greatly contributed to resolving India’s security threats within the northeastern states. But, Narendra Modi did not even bother in at least giving Bangladesh the due share of water from the common rivers. In this particular case, Modi and Mamata had jointly played the game of deception with Bangladesh.

Realising such cruel selfishness of Narendra Modi’s India, Bangladesh has already shifted its foreign policy and currently, it has started deepening relations with China in multiple ways. Bangladesh already has joined in the program, which will connect Bangladesh with China, Asian nations, Europe and beyond, both through land and sea routes within next few years. This particular shift in Dhaka’s foreign policy clearly is the result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lack of intellect in understanding the consequence of playing foul with a friendly neighbour.

Considering the above facts, the most vital question of the time is – whether Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party can finally succeed in winning a straight second consecutive term during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Although BJP leadership are nervously optimistic, there is actually a strong possibility of Indian National Congress returning to power possibly by winning a formidable majority. In that case, for the first time in the history of democracy in India, neither RSS nor BJP would feel inclined in accepting such unfavourable election result. They may not go for political chaos, but of course, they will turn the situation chaotic by resuming the old game of Hindutva and religious extremism.

(The author of the article is the Editor of Blitz.)


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