BJP wants to replace Congress in Jammu Kashmir!
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
The ultra Hindutva party BJP cannot but be overwhelmed by the so-called secular Congress support for its Hindutva agenda, so openly pursued in Jammu Kashmir. Although BJP calls the Congress a pseudo-secular outfit, pampering Muslims for their vote, but they know that congress party manages Muslim votes only by sheer coercion by using BJP as a monster party.
In fact, the Congress and BJP joint gimmicks can make envious even the Republican and Democratic parties engaged in joint gimmicks in USA, targeting resources of Middle eastern Arab nations.
Congress party has done its part in making Hindus prominent in Jammu Kashmir assembly with a mere puppet chief minister Omer Abdullah obeying the orders from New Delhi and Congress high command.
In fact, in pursuing the Hindutva agendas of “secular” India, Congress has managed make to even a Hindu as Deputy chief minister of JK when entire country has no such posts existing, not even in Kerala where Muslims are in a commanding position with many MLAs.
People at large would wonder as to how a secular party Congress could advance the India’s Hindutva policy as aggressively as the Hindutva parties led by BJP.
BJP has been as Indian policy focusing on Jammu region and has made gains. BJP now targets the Kashmir valley as well. Now the PDP is also focusing on Jammu region very earnestly.
As a powerful anti-incumbency wave sweeping against the National Conference–Congress government, the BJP is keen to make the best out of Modi factor to win the JK assembly polls, and with NC and independents to form a coalitional, albeit fragile, government in Srinagar, to be supported by the Modi’s BJP’s government in New Delhi. .
However, the Maharashtra poll did not show the Modi shine in a proper format and could not win majority in the assembly because of the Siva Sena factor and this phenomenon seems to be worry the BJP and RSS alike as they face the polls in the troubled JK.
With the build-up of media and money resources, the BJP has been cleverly polarising votes in Jammu region in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi plus the usual Pakistan factor. The BJP is attempting to make inroads in Kashmir Valley by selling its towering leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s peace initiatives with Pakistan and separatists.
However, the ground reality does not support BJP’s rise to power in JK easily as Kashmiri Muslims in both Jammu and Kashmir regions who feel the insult and injury committed on them by Hindutva forces and military do not favor BJP as well. The phenomenon emergence of the BJP with assistance from Congress party and NC, already raises fears about Kashmiri identity.
Congress party has failed people both at the national and JK levels.
Even if it cannot form the government in coalition, the BJP aims at replacing Congress as the main opposition in the state. That they would consider as their achievement in Muslim dominated Kashmir.
Under the anti-incumbency mood in the state, it is likely that the PDP will form government and with Congress out, only the BJP can be the opposition if they win more seats than other parties.However, if people to judge the BJP on the basis of the performance of their MLAs, in the outgoing assembly, then, BJP would be left out of JK at par with its secret ally the Congress.
While the national Conference is already thinking of shifting to BJP to form the government enjoys power sharing against the genuine interests of Kashmiri Muslims if it wins enough seats,
BJP could be grateful to Congress for its constant help in protecting anti-Muslim forces in India. If at all the BJP becomes the opposition party in JK, it is because of its aggressive anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan plus Hinduism gimmicks (like Amarnath Yatra) that have been ably supported by Hindutva wings within the Congress party led UPA government.
The implications of the upcoming elections in JK are beyond government formation and the results would be crucial to safeguarding interests of the state, resolution of explosive Kashmir problem and securing the rights of Kashmiri Muslims in the state and in India.
Kashmiri Muslims have duty before the fellow humans and they should vote to save the remaining Muslims in Kashmir valley. They must change their political policy of armed struggle against a powerful military of India that has been responsible for the death of over 100, 000 innocent Muslims in Kashmir alone.
True, Kashmiris Muslims have never been so sure of fairness of elections conducted essentially by the military forces in the state.
Instead of a credible rehabilitation plan, the BJP government and Congress-NC state government have hurried up for polls to claim Indian legitimacy for occupational crimes. PDP has no objections , too.
After they lost Lok Sabha polls, the Congress-NC were using power to manage promotions, backdoor appointments, transfers. The state government has submitted a plan worth Rs 44,000crore to the central government many rich guys are waiting to enjoy the money they would get from huge projects after the colossal tragedy.
A possible fractured mandate in JK can be averted only if the freedom groups come together to fight poll by providing historic opportunity to the people of Jammu Kashmir to assert their identity, political rights and constitutional distinction. Only they can stop the Hindutva forces to push for CM or Deputy CM to be reserved for Hindu leaders who oppose such posts for Muslims elsewhere in Indian states.
Interestingly, Hindu leaders oppose a Muslim to become Indian prime minister for obvious reasons- the most important one being the inferiority complex they suffering from for vague reasons. The button for all nukes India possesses, moreover, is under the PM’s control- under the control of president of India – reason why a Muslim could become president of India and not PM of India.
However, no such implication is associated with a Muslim becoming CM of a state. It is just the Hindu bosses do not want a Muslim to be their CM.
All other reasons are just false.