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Subramanian Swamy’s Tips on Why Only Development Not Enough to Win Elections!

The crusader for the Hindutva cause in the BJP, Subramanian Swamy has said that the agenda of development alone is not enough to win elections. Looking back into electoral history, Swamy concluded that BJP can never win an election unless it combines Hindutva with its development goal.

Speaking at the book launch of ‘Sachchai’ by Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, Swamy dwelled on electoral defeats of Narasimha Rao, Rajiv Gandhi and Morarji Desai. He linked their defeats in elections to the common mistake of ignoring the plight of Hindus and not doing enough for the betterment of majority of the country’s population.

Swamy strengthened his point by taking Vajpayee’s example and the impact of the “India Shining” approach — “And we should not forget Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji too … who put forth India Shining slogan. Of course, India was shining at economic front, but he could not win the election and number of seats were reduced to half.” (PTI)

Swamy’s words come at a time when Hindus are being killed in their own country in states like West Bengal and Kerala. Now more than ever, this country needs the leadership which will put an end to minority appeasement and silence over atrocities done to Hindus. In PM Narendra Modi, Hindus see a leader who will not shy away from delivering justice and making the length and breath of Bharat a place where Hindu interests are protected. The plight of Hindu refugees in India also needs attention, and the BJP government will only be able to give proper focus to Hindu refugees when it has a clear plan to pursue preservation of Hinduism. It is unfortunate that refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh are starving when they come to seek succour in the home of Hinduism. Many of the Hindu refugees are survivors of terrorism and communal hatred, and since the “secular” (read: hypocrite) mainstream media will not notice their pain, their only hope is in a Hindu leader.

As Bengal bleeds and the wounds of Kashmiri pandits are still far from healing, the BJP must heed the Hindutva call. A focus on preserving and promoting Hinduism is necessary for enhancing our already rich cultural heritage. There is no doubt that only with Hinduism will the lotus of India’s peace and prosperity bloom.


Arushi Bahuguna

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