I am often challenged about my political views, because I am “anti-BJP”. So naturally, BJP trolls imagine that I am a Congressi, or Commie or Aaptard depending on what day of the week it is, I suppose. I don’t support any political party. I don’t have a preference for any political ideology. I don’t have any preference for economic policy – as long as it is fair and does not disadvantage citizens by class. I see India as a shared space for all citizens, but I don’t insist that you must obey me. I support and oppose all political parties depending on what they are up to – with one seeming exception – the BJP. This is because I don’t see BJP as a political party at all. I see it as a cartel of opportunists at best and criminals at worst depending on what is going on. In my view, they have amassed power by hook or crook, telling blatant lies and faking their way to the top and have no regard for the well being of the country whatsoever. Here are further observations toward this.
Incompetence being a virtue with Modi sarkar
Ever since the election win to now, all the appointments by Modi sarkar have had one overwhelming common factor – the people appointed are spectacularly bad for the roles they are appointed. And this is not because of a lack of good people, but because to be appointed, an important requirement is that the people do not have any particular ambition for excellence that could get in the way of compromises that would be made for profit. Even a right wing Modi supporting professional would find it necessary to object if blatant wrongs were done – it is easier for the profiteers to have incompetent people there.
The list is endless and mentioned well here, but for a quick gist – the RBI governor who would face NPAs as among his hardest challenges is Urjit Patel, who has more experience governing the GSPC defaulting on loans than paying them. With a galaxy of outstanding actors kowtowing before the government in public and even making the sort of bigotted statements that appeal to the BJP crowd, the choice for FTII was Gajendra Chauhan. Gajendra who? Exactly. Ankit Fadia, absolutely sneered at among serious hacking/coding circles for being a “script kiddie” at best – was appointed as Digital India’s brand ambassador – BJP with its legions of trolls and endless website launches hardly lacked good coders. Smriti Irani who could have served the FTII better than Gajendra Chauhan at least, was chosen to be the Minister of HRD – the biggest wrongdoing by her that was attracting attention was her faking educational qualifications. As HRD Minister, she would also be overseeing education. Including that of those far more educated than her.
The list goes on and on and on, but the basic point is this, deliberately putting incompetent people in key positions is an act that harms India and it is consistently done by the BJP government to the point that there is no doubt that it is deliberate. It is an intentional undermining of India. And there is a reason. A professional who takes pride in his work is likely to take pride in governing to high standards. Also a person who is authoritative about their subject is unlikely to have the kind of blackmail triggers that BJP likely uses to create puppets for its corrupt purposes – more on that later. That makes the blatant perversion of quality in the country going on harder. For example, would an excellent professional simply nod and agree if cronies were allowed to profit from every sector they could? Would a professional agree to favor incompetent and unlicenced cronies on critical things that could result in dead people? This, I see as a direct attack on India. BJP is an absolute enemy of India in my eyes. It is not a political party merely ideologically differing with others on how India should be governed, it is an entity that has absolutely no priority of excellence for the country or even preservation.
Denial of the achievements of India
In their process of ideologically wiping out their much hated Congress, the BJP consistently defames the country. Over and over. Relentlessly. There isn’t much to say here, because it is an outright falsehood, so I simply quote a disgruntled Congress supporter “If the Congress hadn’t brought India from a struggling colony to the tech age, this blight (Modi-BJP) would not be inflicted on the country with their false propaganda.”
BJP operates through a process of dehumanization. Dehumanization is necessary in order to make people hate. No one likes to think of themselves as malicious to another human being. When they are reduced to hollow symbols of evil and stripped of all identity beyond that, it becomes possible to absolutely want the extinction of a “concept” you have been taught as harmful. The crazy buggers spewing hate on a daily basis can do that, because they have been conditioned to see anyone not BJP through various lenses that they have been taught. No one independently comes up with identical labels for any entity, because independent minds operate in diverse ways. Even all critics of BJP and Modi will have their own reasons and methods and they may even vary from subject to subject, mood or time. In contrast, those spewing hate will have very specific reasons for very specific categories of people – this is because the information provided to convince them what “reality” is, is the same.
Those who see Muslims hunting Hindu girls when a government action fails massively don’t realize that they are being used to leverage nuisance value and misdirect attention from issues important to the well being of the country. It is not possible that thousands of supporters of one party alone actually have seen Muslims target women and others haven’t. But they have been told so many times and in such convincing ways, that the stories they are told become real to them. Then all it takes is for whoever is controlling the propaganda to trigger the outrage when needed. Earlier it used to be subtle. Private groups and whatsapp and such. Now it is in the open, with most news channels discussing the demonetisation and other news of importance to the country, the Republic was busy broadcasting a victimhood narrative. Hindu khatare mein hai! The programmed trigger for bhakts to start attacking people who are not BJP for whatever latest threat has been announced.
With BJP getting less than a third of the votes, this basically targets the vast majority of the country for bullying with various labels and insults. This is basically creating a culture of cruelty and the only people benefitting are the leaders and cronies of BJP – even the supporters will actually lead less satisfying relationships because their minds are constantly bombarded with behavioral triggers to be intolerant. Such a mind finds the world divided into two types of people – those in agreement and those not. And it does not stop with the online world of politics. Once conditioned to be inhuman to those who disagree, the mind will tend to react in such a manner to all disagreement. Quality of life and relationships will be considerably undermined, unless they manage to live among people who always agree with them.
The profiteering cartel that is BJP
It is hard to find a single large group of people – particularly people with criminal leaders or members that is not affiliated with the BJP. This is not an accident. BJP has gone around collecting people – regardless of political ideology – to support them electorally. It appears that being a criminal is actually preferred – possibly so BJP has CBI investigation blackmail leash. There are businesses exploiting the resources of the country with no checks and balances in sight. Various godmen are undercutting established manufacturers on prices and cornering markets – not because their quality is better, but because their business being religion, is tax free – even inferior quality FMCG products. Entire monopolies are being created. Crazy godmen are sheltered from law in return for votes from their massive followings. Even a “corrupt Congressi” like Nilekani has been able to impose his globalist scam of Aadhaar with far more impunity with this cartel than he ever could with the Congress in rule and acting on public demands for committees and such (even though the Congress is no innocent). Politicians accused of crimes and corruption by BJP have switched parties to join the BJP and in many instances contest on seats and win. It is a cartel of criminals and profiteers becoming a monolith and giving each other impunity. And this too has been dishonest. Economically disadvantaged groups were exploited for electoral profit and discarded after winning. Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh – the labour wing of the RSS has suffered like all other labourers in the country and protested and objected and complained with no interest from the government whatsoever in improving the conditions of workers.
The Swabhimani Shetkari Sangh representing farmers in Maharashtra has withdrawn support for the BJP after three years of farmers being betrayed by them after being elected. They had vigorously protested the cattle slaughter ban as well. To no avail. The rapist godman Ram Rahim who was affiliated with the BJP, whose supporters were allowed to amass and intimidate the High Court prior to his verdict were dumped once he was convicted and became a political liability. Other rapists are still enjoying protection as long as they hand the votes over to BJP. Today after fifty kinds of “reasons for demonetisation” dodges, Arun Jaitley admitted, as this blog had immediately pointed out among many others, that the demonetisation was done to encourage the country to move to digital payments. Yes, you hear that right. The finance minister of the country had absolutely no problem with an economic assault on the country that devastated lives and livelihoods – to promote payment products.
There is no resemblance to a political party. There is no attempt whatsoever to represent the interests of the people. This is why I say I am politically completely neutral. I am anti-BJP because I am anti-criminal cartels. I don’t see them as a party. It doesn’t walk, talk or act like a party, therefore to me it isn’t one.
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Few vital points not fully covered IMO.
The biggest argument against RSS/BJP is those promoting public hatred and public prejudice are extremely dangerous. Once poison is injected into society , it can erupt at a suitable trigger.
For example ,Punjab was a highly communalised place, that erupted in to savage warfare in 1946-47 and the foundation for that carnage was laid long before partition.
So BJP a party of communalists and bigots will promote public hatred/prejudice consistently.
It will/has produced a generation of people who are bothered about who is hindu(upper caste specifically ) and who is muslim.
Communalism makes them receptive to discrimination, dehumanisation and even insensitive to pogroms and riots. They communalise issues instead of going by secular factors.
Another key issues is majoritarianism and imposition,a key feature of religion based politics as demonstrated by the islamic world.
There is no conception of private space and issues like beef ban and “love jihad” shows their brazen disregard for the private choice(s) of people.
ALL parties field criminals and crorepatis by a vast majority. BJP is a prominent practitioner of this. Criminals bring money, muscle and local influence. The poor cabinet choices are a reflection of the fact that deserving candidates are not fielded properly in the first place.
Sure. My post is mostly about why I don’t see BJP as a political party at all. The rest of the faults belong to various parties to various degrees, though BJP would still count as the worst seen so far. But deliberate undermining of India is not the act of representatives of people or a well wisher of the country even, let alone a government.