Saturday, April 19, 2014

An Election Special: Let not Modi do to India what Morsi has done to Egypt

Several countries have elected dictatorial tyrants, religious fascists and even terrorists to power in the past decade. Popular mandates have been given to Vladimir Putin in Russia, Kim in Korea, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza and Morsi in Egypt. While Kim's victory was farcical, there is no denying the trend of extremists emerging as the people's choice worldwide. Vladimir's popularity surged after he destroyed the Chechnyan rebellion ruthlessly. Similarly, the Sri Lankan President, Rajapaksha swept the elections in the island nation after he defeated the LTTE, a Tamil terrorist organisation, although he massacred several innocent people in the process. The primary reasons for the election of extremists to power are strikingly identical across nations - the fascist appeal, blatant corruption, spiraling inflation, financial mess, misuse of authority and the arrogance of the predecessor governments MISTAKENLY confident that citizens would never elect extremists and fascists to power!

"But the Muslim Brotherhood are the original Al Qaeda," I protested to my brother over the phone. "No, but they have changed and they have now promised inclusiveness to accommodate Coptic Christians and liberals too," he said. Well, the Muslim Brotherhood didn't change as I guessed. The ban was lifted, they came to power in Egypt and were given red carpet treatment by Obama and the rest of the world. But in a short span of time, they forced the Shariah down the throats of their countrymen and when Morsi tried to usurp all power, the army finally cut him down to size, resulting in a bloody civil war.

Now it's India's turn to make the crucial decision of whether to elect Narendra Modi and the BJP just like Egypt had elected Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood into power. Should India fall into the same trap - Modi, just like Morsi, has talked about inclusiveness and hinted at making constitutional changes (like the Uniform Civil Code).However, going by the track records of the BJP, RSS (the parent organisation of BJP and Modi) and Modi, there is plenty of reasons to have doubts on their electoral promises. Let's take a quick look at their track records:

The BJP: Referred to as "Bharat Jalao Party" by none other than Ram Vilas Paswan and "riot-making party" by Mamata Banerjee for their involvement in riots and heinous crimes like the Gujarat riots and Babri Masjid Demolition. An FIR was even lodged in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots against 49 BJP and RSS men for the murder of Sikhs in Delhi in retaliation against the assassination of Indira Gandhi - a leader they hated! Swamy, a BJP leader, has threatened to drive out Christians and Muslims out of India if they refuse to acknowledge their Hindu ancestry. As for corruption scandals, the BJP Party President, Bangaru Laxman, was caught red-handed taking a bribe (on National TV) for accepting cash in return for favours on defence deals when NDA was in power!

The RSS: Indian secularists shall always blame the RSS and the Sangh Parivar (umbrella outfits) for the death of Mahatma Gandhi. An ex-RSS man (at least Godse claimed in court that he was no longer with them) assassinated Mahatma Gandhi and RSS cadres distributed sweets to celebrate this event! Sardar Vallabhai Patel (whose giant statue the "monumentally stupid" Modi is constructing) banned the RSS as it “posed a threat to national unity" and (further stated) "Individual members of the RSS have indulged in acts of violence involving arson, robbery, dacoity and murder and have collected illicit arms and ammunition." The Sangh Parivar has not mended its ways - the Muzzafarnagar and Kandhmal riots, the ghastly burning of Christian missionary Graham Staines and his two young sons, the attack on women outside a Mangalore pub and the online threat by online Sanghi trolls warning of retaliation against minorities for the "thousands of years of suppression of Hindu aspirations" are clinching proofs of this fact.Even now RSS leaders are suspected of terrorist attacks such as the Malegaon bombing and the blasts on the Samjhauta Express.

Modi: The charges against Modi are serious - (1) Enabling the deaths of thousands of Hindus, Muslims and other Gujaratis by giving a free hand to rioters - Top cops have said that Modi conducted two meetings: in the first meeting he told the police to go soft on rioteers, while the second meeting was a pep talk for the rioteers themselves.(2) There is a charge that Modi could have used the underworld to kill Haren Pandya, his once trusted aide for spilling the beans on the secret meeting before the riots.(3) Amit Shah, Modi aide masterminded Ishrat Shrums killing and other Fake encounters misusing the Gujarat police force and Modi's involvement cannot be ruled out (4) Modi has targeted top cops like Sanjiv Bhatt who opposed the riots and bought off or threatened critics and human rights activists or given them awards to change their views (5) Modi has fostered Crony Capitalism in Gujarat with Ambani benefiting with higher tariffs and Adani with low cost land – burdening Gujaratis – Parag Shah who helped in some of the above crimes became a General Manager at Reliance http://www.truthofgujarat.com/new-evidence-establishes-narendra-modi-directly-monitoring-tulsi-prajapati-fake-encounter/ (6) Modi in all probability plans to convert India into a vegetarian, alcohol-free country as he says animal slaughter, in general, was bleeding the nation.

Placing these facts before you, dear  readers, I rest my case. Let not Modi do to India what Morsi has done to Egypt!





11 comments :

Vivek Pereira said...

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Anonymous said...

Very insightful. Thanks Vivek for keeping us informed on who we might be really voting in as PM of India. Wasn't it you who said "Sabko maar, Modi Sarkar" and "In the US, they hang mass murderers, while in India we make them PM!"?

dorothy p said...

The Vivekean Times seems to be the LAST BASTION OF SECULARISM in India. Kudos to you, Vivek, for enlightneing us on these issues. I wholeheartedly agree on your views on the radicalisation of the International political scene and feel that the United Nations must be proactive on this burning matter.

Anonymous said...

Well as ur discription says best selling author of fiction....ur article is preety good if we talk abt fiction...othrwis its bullshit

Anonymous said...

The brother of Hamid Mir, the Pakistani journalist who was shot yesterday, says that ISI was eating up Pakistan like termites. Well, it can be similarly said that RSS & the BJP are eating up India like termites and when they re done (in a post Modi era) India will be like useless wood because of their fascist intentions. Today all top websites & FB pages are full of comments by online users of the Sangh Parivar of how they plan to attack Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Dalits if Modi becomes the PM. Save our country by not voting for the BJP or its opportunistic allies.

Pramod Mankar said...


Anonymous said
One pertinent question? I s there any secularism in India. Every election the same story is repeated.When the world and India in particular is based on caste, creed, community, religion etc.. is there anything such as Secularism. Your article is not convincing.

Anonymous said...

Many intellectuals need to be really scared when NaMo comes to power. NaMo NaMo - especially those who,write such blogs.

Vivek Pereira said...

I have always fought for what is right - Won't shy away when it comes to protecting the integrity and interests of India.

dorothy p said...

Great words indeed from a great author taking on the fascists. Spare them no mercy!

GS Subramanian said...

Sad Vivek, I find your post is not a balanced one. It is only one side of the coin. I would have been happy if you had done a serious analysis and come out with a solution other than say 'Don't vote for Modi'. I guess you have constructive ideas as to what is best for this country, you could have have clarified them. You only sound like a prosecuting lawyer. Of course I do not represent the defense but one who is keenly awaiting the judgement. Let the best happen to this country.

Vivek Pereira said...

Mr Subramanian, thank you for your insights. But let me tell you that I too want only the best for India - and I think that Modi will be a disaster. India will be leaping from the frying pan (UPA rule) into the fire (Modi rule). Please think of the consequences of electing Modi. How can there be development when a Modi Sarkar could translate into more cases of terrorism (ISI will find it easier to recruit), rioting and "hate" murders. The nation would be divided and there could even be a civil war. As for suggestions, I have given, and will continue to give suggestions to the new government in the Vivekean Times and on other forums.