New Delhi, 17 Sept:
The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has expressed satisfaction at the checkmating of fascist forces as it is evident by the results of the just concluded bye-elections. The electorates, irrespective of their religious identities, have given a loud and clear message that there is a decline in the clout of Sangh Parivar’s divisive policies.
SDPI national president A. Sayeed in a statement said that results of the by-polls in Uttar Pradesh reaffirm the faith in secular India. The people want development, not hate campaign. They want livelihood and employment, not communal riots. They want to live in harmony. Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath and Sakshi Maharaj have been shown their rightful place. Their brand of politics has been rejected. BJP may not accept it but the truth is it has been humiliated in UP. It isn’t a rap on the knuckles, it is a tight slap on the face, he added.
Sayeed said that the BJP which stormed to power at the Centre hitch-hiking on Narendra Modi’s development agenda strayed and drifted soon after the coronation. People by and large had voted for Modi for his development agenda and not communal agenda. The rabid communalists in the saffron brigade started firing on all cylinders from “Love Jihad”; “Forced Conversions”; “Communal Flare-ups” etc. without ever giving a thought to their actions may lead to a fragmented India.
He said that the voters have essentially spoken out against the stoic silence Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained on the venom frothing out of the mouths of the party’s lunatic fringe. They have reminded Modi that he has misread popular opinion by allowing his fidayeen to self-destruct themselves by carrying out their hate agendas. The results prove in Indian politics, you can incite some people for some time, but in the end our liberal, secular nature prevails, he stated.
The Modi wave was based on development and development alone. This was mostly shouldered by Modi himself and the party went along with it willy-nilly. However, the Modi wave is a thing of past now. The by-polls were fought on all other planks except development. The results are there for all to see. The problem is equating Modi with BJP. Modi won despite of BJP because the RSS cadre helped in organization needed to win nationwide elections, but the message was Modi, not BJP. “We do not need a party with divisive agenda with the PM looking the other way. Of course, he will look the other way, as he is part and parcel of the RSS. Remember “Ab ki bar Modi sarkar!” Sayeed pointed out.
The statement said that Indian voters need instant gratification and get frustrated very quickly. Even the most “educated” (degree-wise) ones show the same herd mentality, never have any long term plan to change the fate of the country – more interested to exploit the current system of corruption and sycophancy for their own benefit (as they think). BJP is now as good as any other party. Most of the BJP voters basically supported BJP for Muslim bashing and so-called Hindutva issue and not for “development”. They are frustrated now.
Meanwhile, India is being given a daily dose of poison. The dose given the other day by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi linking the meat industry to terrorism and Sakshi Maharaj’s comments linking terrorism to Madrasas may prove to be the most lethal. Hindutva Brigade seems to have gone amok. It seems it is in a hurry, considering the fact that BJP is in power, and they feel that it is right time to take their agenda of hatred to its peak. It is also true that they are facing the worst internal crisis of the last century in the form of Sai Baba-Shankarachraya confrontation, which threatens the unity of Sanatan dharmis, the statement pointed out.