At a meeting held in Bangaluru on 18th July, 26 Opposition parties in India have formed an alliance ( called INDIA ) to contest the 2024 parliamentary elections against the ruling BJP.
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I am no supporter of the BJP, rather I have been its strong critic for its communal politics. But my reaction to INDIA is : saanp (snakes), bichchu (scorpions ), and gojar (centipedes) have all gathered together.
I have repeatedly said that the test of every political activity and political system is one, and only one : does it raise the standard of living of the people ? Does it give them better lives ?
Assuming INDIA wins a majority in the 2024 parliamentary elections, will that even create a dent on the massive poverty, record and rising unemployment, appalling level of child malnutrition, skyrocketing price rise of essential commodities like food, almost total lack of proper healthcare and good education for the Indian masses, etc ? Not at all.
The truth is that in India neither the ruling nor the opposition parties genuinely care for the welfare of the people. All they care for is power and pelf. So the difference between the BJP and INDIA is that of tweedledum and tweedledee.
If INDIA wins the 2024 elections ( which I doubt ), the first thing that will happen will be a fierce squabble for lucrative portfolios. Thereafter, too, there will be regular disputes, dissensions and quarrels between the coalition partners over various issues, as it happened when the Janta Party ( which was really a coalition of parties ) was in power after the Emergency in 1977-79, and which led to its downfall.
As I mentioned in several articles, parliamentary democracy, which we adopted, largely runs on the basis of caste and communal vote banks. Casteism and communalism are feudal forces which must be destroyed if our country is to progress, but parliamentary democracy further entrenches them.
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So the solutions to India’s huge socio-economic problems lie outside the system, but both the rullng BJP and the members of INDIA are within the system
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Muslims certainly want ouster of BJP from power, as they perceive it as an oppresser, but as I have pointed out in this article, it will not solve their basic problems, which are the same as that of Hindus
It is only a mighty historical united people’s struggle, which will be protracted, arduous, with many twists and turns, and in which tremendous sacrifices will have to be made, which can solve our huge problems, by creating a political and social order in which India rapidly modernises and industrialises under modern minded patriotic leaders determined to give our people decent lives.
INDIA coming to power will only be going from saanpnath to naagnath