Mahadeep Singh Jamwal
According to Aristotle, “Politics is a noble activity in which men decide the rules they will live by and the goals they will collectively pursue”. This meaning of politics is long forgotten, thanks to what politics has become. If political leaders had stick to this meaning of politics, we would have better governments and better lives. What we observed during the last four and half year, many self sworn ‘democratic’ flaunted politicians in BJP have abused their oath of office and fashioned only to enrich themselves, their confident entrepreneur as well as self-described ‘reformers’ and propagators and the harmony never passed nearby to one and all except some crony capitalists, who flourished like anything. The CBDT data show that there were 88,649 crorepatis in India in 2014-15. Their number has gone up to 1.40 lakh in 2017-18.
A quarry on search engines revealed that India’s richest 1 per cent corner 73 per cent of wealth generation. In the year 2017, India’s richest 1 per cent held a huge 58 per cent of the country’s total wealth. During World Economic Forum meeting attended by Modi ji held in Davos in 2018, Oxfam India urged the Indian Government to ensure that the country’s economy works for everyone and not just the fortunate few. India that was ranking 55 of 76 countries in Global Hunger Index was ranked at position 97 of 118 countries in 2016 that slipped to position of 100 in 2017 and to that of 103 of 119 countries in 2018, India ranking at position 125 of 183 countries in life expectancy index and ranking 113 of 223 countries in infant mortality rate that still falls short of most developed and developing nations. Country stands tagged in poll ranks by Thomson Reuters Foundation, survey of 548 experts on women’s issues, as the world’s most dangerous country for women.
Jane Doe remained donee of extended stream of hassles from Modi government and the balloters are retaliating from time to time. In 27 Lok Sabha by polls since 2014, BJP has not won a single opposition seat. The BJP has lost eight of the seats that it had won in 2014 to the opposition parties. But the party has failed to snatch even one seat from the opposite camp in 27 by polls held since Modi wave swept the general elections in 2014. In a spree BJP just managed to win five by poll Lok Sabha seats of the 27 that went to by polls during Modi regime. Recently in the five states and especially its performance in much important states like MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh is an indicator of root out of BJP in 2019. Among too many factors that brought ‘honorable defeat’ to BJP, the over confidence, arrogance, self praise, all time degrading others, all time making mockery of the opposition and above all presentation of exaggerated data on its welfare schemes.
If we have to look for an answer to the question forming heading of the script, we need not to obtain the services of the astrologer, like that of appointment to get update of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and to interpret their influence on us and to get quick fix any negative force. The BJP is not a celestial formation but a political wing of a non political formation RSS that exerts as mentor and keep BJP dancing to its tunes.
The achievements are enough to predict its future in 2019. When we speak of BJP storming in 2014 and now heading to take up critical test in 2019, I like to refer the lesson (from the Bhagavad Gita) that: whatever happened (the BJP assumed power in 2014), it happened for the good (The Congress has surpassed the records of scams and corruptions). Whatever is happening is happening for the good (a change at the political discourse in states has sensed people for a serious thought of their unsighted following and being captured as a prey to booby traps). Whatever will happen (much circumstanced for a change of batons of power in 2019) will also happen for the good (crumbling of hassles from BJP)? In majority the people are disheartened with the propagated hoax development at the root level and for the last man in row. The people are fed up across the country with the tall speeches but hollow in nature. During the intermittent period, since 2014 till date, the people have realised the softness of the language used by Modi himself against then and now Congress Presidents. The BJP is blooming because of consolidation of three dynamics i.e. lust (over whelming desire of sticking to musical chairs), anger (against opposition especially Congress and always talking of rooting it out, hints towards autocracy and greed (A selfish want for something beyond one’s need, typically, associated with wealth or power). Such situation well explained in Bhagavad Gita chapter 16 verse 21 that: These are three gates leading to the hell of self-destruction for the soul (Here I take ‘self-destruction’ as root-out and for the ‘soul’ as for BJP). The BJP affirming of its comeback in 2019 on the basis of its performance, but it must visit Chapter 2 verse 47 of The Bhagavad Gita, that refer us to Lord Krishna’s word that: “You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions” (BJP have already tasted it in 2004, when India was shining as BJP’s fantasy). Otherwise too the ground reality does not synchronise with the claims of betterment of the common man. The BJP has mistaken activity with achievement. Its verbosity about its display of exaggerated process involving a great deal of unnecessary time and effort; a fuss is far away from the actuality, forgetting that the only performance that makes it, that makes it all the way is the one that achieves and this aspect is trailing. It is obvious that populist regional parties have flexed their muscles and in situation, when key economic reforms are seemingly stuck in the lowland and the government is struggling under an avalanche of corruption charges, economic growth, investment and employment have cooled and inflation still on high rise are bad omens for BJP eyeing on 2019 elections but definitely a call for crumbling of hassles from BJP.
Concluding the indications compelling us to believe the miracle to happen in 2019 as promised by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 verses 7 that “Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata, abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham” meaning: whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata, and there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I myself come forth and verse 8 “Paritranaya sadhunang vinashay cha dushkritam, Dharmasangsthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge” meaning: for the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers, for the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age.