Analysis

Modified Agenda of Trouble, Terror & Turbulence finally out

The balloon of “development” has finally burst. What has come out is the flame of terror and turbulence. There is of course a lot for the selected few to roast their bread in the flame. The corporate agenda is in full show; but in bigger show is the Communal Agenda.

Those who were hoping that BJP will be a changed party and Modi a changed leader once they come closer to power have been proved wrong. The closeness to power has in fact strengthened their resolve to remain in power after getting it. And a party based on hatred can only think of hateful ways to do so. They know it pretty well that communal riots in India pay. They have put enough ammunition in the manifesto to ensure that the riots continue to take place. Mandir will be built in Ayodhya; Uniform Civil code will be applied; 370 will be scrapped; Kashmir Pundits will be given “justice”; Madrasas will be “modernized” - what can be better recipe for riots and terror in India? Polarization will reach its peak and this will sustain the march of Hindutva. This is the ultimate goal.

What should the secular forces do now? There is no need to panic. No need to help the BJP’s game plan to bring Hindutva to its peak just before the elections. Secular forces need not counter it aggressively through words. The best way will be through the ballot. Reacting angrily at this juncture will only help their cause. Let the elections be held first. Let the nation reject the Manifesto of trouble, terror and turbulence. If they win, their agenda is to be confronted through the cooperation of all those who believe in secularism, the rights of minorities and justice.

Dr Javed Jamil is a Delhi-based thinker and writer. He can be contacted at doctorforu123@yahoo.com

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 April 2014 on page no. 11

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