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The fact that the BJP is the political arm of the RSS is no secret

The fact that the BJP is the political arm of the RSS is no secret

Cedric Prakash rebuts Parrikar’s allegations: Three weeks ago, I have been receiving plenty of feedback on the several talks that I gave there. Most are very appreciative but as expected, there are quite a few critical voices mainly from those Catholics and others who seem to subscribe to the BJP point of view.

At the outset, I want to make it very clear that I hold no brief for any political party. I do not even tell anyone whom I will ultimately vote for. Most political parties ( at least the mainline ones) make tall promises particularly before the elections and never keep them.

Most are corrupt: some get exposed while others have institutionalised corruption ( like in Gujarat) in such a way that corruption becomes legitimised.

Over the years, most elected representatives have increased their bank balances/ assets to mind- boggling amounts! As citizens, we surely need to deal with corruption, casteism, the criminalization of politics and much more.

We should demand greater honesty and accountability from all our elected representatives — and at all times.

My top concerns, however, is communalism and the way it is rearing its ugly head and poisonous fangs all over the country. One needs to objectively study the fountain- head of communalism in India: the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) and perhaps read the ‘ Bunch of Thoughts’ of M S Golwalkar or for that matter what V V Savarkar or K B Hedgewar stood for.

They very strongly propagated an ideology called ‘ Hindutva’ in which the whole concept of India’s nationhood is defined from the narrow perspective of a ‘ Hindunation’ State. Above all, it propagated the dominance of the upper caste Hindus and in their scheme of things, the minorities like Muslims be treated as second- class citizens.

The fact that the BJP is the political arm of the RSS is no secret.

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US Court issues summons against Indian PM Modi ahead of his arrival to USA

US Court issues summons against Indian PM Modi ahead of his arrival to USA

Awaaz Network news release: 2 May 2014

Awaaz Network news release: 2 May 2014