Even as early results show AAP will win in Delhi but with a lower seat and vote share than in 2015, the politics that the BJP represents just won another silent battle
Its ideological mentor RSS, an organisation with infinite reserves of patience and determination in spreading Hindutva, has much to be happy about
Sangh sarkaryavah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said a couple of days before the Delhi results that opposing the BJP did not amount to opposing Hindus
BJP lost ALL seats where Yogi, Modi & Amit Shah campaigned 😹😹😹😹
Current sach mein bohot door tak gaya ha
Just before the 2014 General Election, AAP candidate and Narendra Modi’s challenger from Varanasi Arvind Kejriwal pulled out the last trick from his ‘secular’ hat: A skullcap. It could not save him from a rout.
Since then, he sported it again and again, attended iftaar, met with Bareilly’s Maulana Tauqeer Raza who had issued a fatwa on writer Tasleema Nasreen, and his party distributed cheques to imams before last year’s General Election.
All that changed before this Delhi election. Kejriwal did not dust off his skullcap from the trunk, hardly uttered a word in support of communally-charged Shaheen Bagh protests, and was not even spotted campaigning in Muslim-dominated areas.
Instead, he ‘outed’ as a Hanuman bhakt, recited the chalisa, and even visited a Bajrang Bali temple.
He congratulated the Centre for its decision to create a trust for building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. “There is no right time for good work,” he said.
The man who had once called Modi “a coward and a psychopath” did not utter a single harsh word against the prime minister throughout the campaign.
Nudged by his newest electoral advisor Prashant Kishor, this Kejriwal could be passed off as a rather taciturn BJP chief minister if the broom wasn’t his party symbol.
So, even as early results show AAP will win in Delhi but with a lower seat and vote share than in 2015, the politics that the BJP represents just won another silent battle. Its ideological mentor RSS — an organisation with infinite reserves of patience and determination in spreading Hindutva — has much to be happy about.
Sangh sarkaryavah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi succinctly articulated this just a couple of days before the Delhi results. He said opposing the BJP did not amount to opposing Hindus. The nation’s polity has changed unrecognisably over the past six years. And that change is captured less in the thumping march of the BJP than the gingerly following footsteps of the Opposition. Not many may admit it, but competitive Hindutva has slowly but surely replaced competitive minority appeasement.
The first to capitulate was the Congress. Rahul Gandhi hops from one temple to the other before elections, avoids Muslim-dominated rallies and skullcap photo ops, fashions himself as a Shiv devotee and a “janeudhari brahmin”.
Mamata Banerjee, perpetrator of the most brazen minority-ism in recent times, has been lately invoking Hindu gods and goddesses at rallies, announced stipends for Hindu priests and doled out huge donations to local Durga Puja committees.
Even the anti-BJP coalition of the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress in Maharashtra could not give anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters in Mumbai a free run after they cheered Islamist radical Sharjeel Imam. It slapped sedition charges against 50 young people, sensing the flames of nationalistic outrage lick at their chairs.
The Muslims are left with choosing between shades of saffron. Years of appeasement politics has left them with no genuine leader who has any appeal beyond a section of the community.
The secular parties have started to openly take them for granted. You can’t go to the BJP, you will have to come to us, the Gandhis and the Kejriwal seem to be telling them.
There lies the downer: Identity politics begets identity politics. Hindus, who were never an organised vote bank, have coalesced into one after witnessing unbridled minority politics for decades, leftist and colonial distortions of history, apologists covering for Islamist terror, and an unchecked demographic takeover.
If Muslims respond with more strident identity politics instead of mainstreaming, Hindus consolidation will deepen. Indian polity will change even more, perhaps irreversibly.
Hindutva has got a grip on it finally. It knows the party of its first choice losing an election is fleeting defeat, but the ideology sending deeper and wider roots is lasting victory.
Tukde-tukde gang’ will get a shock when poll results come: Amit Shah
Addressing three roadshows, Amit Shah asserted that the BJP would emerge victorious in the elections as people will vote for country’s security, development and good governance.
tukde-tukde gang” would get a “shock” when the election results are declared.
PTI| NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday alleged the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh was a “joint venture” of the AAP and the Congress and claimed the “tukde-tukde gang” would get a “shock” when the election results are declared.
Addressing three roadshows, he asserted that the BJP would emerge victorious in the elections as people will vote for country’s security, development and good governance.
Amid chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ at his road show in Hari Nagar, a group also raised “goli maro” slogans. However, the policemen asked them to stop.
“Shaheen Bagh is the joint venture of the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress. Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi are worried that Shaheen Bagh should not be discussed. I want to ask them why the security of the country should not be an electoral issue? Why are the people sitting in Shaheen Bagh demanding ‘Jinnah Wali Azadi’ and why the tukde-tukde gang is supporting them?
“Shame on these people. I want to tell all of you that tukde-tukde gang is going to get a shock, because you are going to press the button on the lotus symbol on February 8 for the development of Delhi and the country,” he said at a road show in Seemapuri constituency in North East Delhi.
Later addressing a road show in west Delhi’s Hari Nagar constituency, seeking votes for party candidate Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, Shah said, “Remember that a year ago, there was a terrorist attack in Pulwama and our forces took revenge by conducting an air strike.
“You all know that the people of Delhi as well as the whole nation was saluting the valor of the army, but do you know who was the most sad. First Rahul Gandhi, second Arvind Kejriwal and third was Imran Khan sitting in Pakistan”.
Shah said Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi and Imran Khan had a problem with the surgical strikes.
“All three had a problem with the surgical strikes. I want to ask whether such people should be handed over the power in Delhi? These people are very dangerous for the security of the nation.
“On the other hand, the central government is constantly working for the public interest, providing housing, gas connections and basic facilities to the people,” he said
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