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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

With humility, reorganise

Mid Day, Mumbai
Date: 2009-05-17
By: Tarun Vijay

THE sudden impact of the unexpected mandate shocked Congress and BJP both with different results. People are like that. The issues of terrorism, price rise, recession, corruption and black money were taken up, but the mandate went the other way and it must make BJP to think why it couldn't achieve its goal in spite of a supposedly favourably atmosphere.

The truth is BJP did well in its areas of influence, increased its tally in UP but couldn't gather extra mileage in areas where it was already on the margins like West Bengal, Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Also wherever the infighting was a page one matter for months, it couldn't assure voters and its support base about its good intentions.

Now what? Think together, be a constructive opposition and reorganise with an undiluted commitment to ideology giving leadership at various levels to the youth under the guidance of stalwarts. The genesis of Janasangh and later its reincarnation as BJP is rooted in the strong nationalism which is unapologetic about Hindutva. Thats how the world recognises us. It means justice for all and appeasement of none. It also means strong on security, working for an economic rejuvenation, providing best of education and housing and infrastructure and taking up poverty alleviation programmes.
BJP needs to transform itself as a youthful, ideologically committed party with universal values of friendship and harmony. The dreamy eyed young generation is marching ahead with vigour and a confidence to win. Let BJP become the flagbearer of that change reflected in the ideals of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, who had become leaders at a very young age when they were in early forties, and ironically both were murdered in mysterious circumstances.
Their martyrdom must light the path and their simplicity, idealism and rock like commitment be our charter of faith. Victory shall be ours undoubtedly.



Respected Tarunji,

Your article is owesome. being a true citizen of this nation, I am oding and I will do whatever possible for nation a i.e. Bharat Mata, Bande Mataram

jeevan mukta said...

From now on it should be bharatiyatha and integral humanism. The word "hindutva" does create a confusion in the minds of many.