Dear Mohan Bhagwat ji,
I could not sleep for the last – say two years? Before elections, it was the gruelling campaign. Since assuming power, it was adapting to the changed circumstances and preparing myself to suit to the international arena. Of course, I could taste success there and many felt I was the actual external affairs minister and not Sushma Didi. I disagree with that. It was an exercise to prove the world that nothing is untouchable in this world – not even Modi, whom they hypocritically decried as if I have done something that none of them did. Yes, there were riots in my state when I ruled and it would have been better, had they not happened. Americans, who were the only nation to use atomic bomb and killed more than the number of people Hitler could gas in half-a-decade were preaching me the art of governance and responsibilities towards minorities. I had to prove them what I am, and I could.
However, when I come to dealing with the opposition and running the government, I had to admit, I never expected I would run into so many difficulties. First, the simple man I was, I always thought winning elections was the critical thing to run a majority government in democracy. Alas, I was wrong. First, I had to get every bill passed in Rajya Sabha, where in the parties that lost the election were in majority. Moreover, dealing with the fellow, Rahul Gandhi and his Mommy! They were really feeling that I dethroned them in a coup like a medieval king did. Funny it was, this cartoon really feels this country is his ‘jagir’. And Mohan Bhagwat ji, as you know, since the days of Ram, our history is full of Vibhishanas. Now, the former prime minister suggests me to talk to Madam and request her so that I, who won the elections can enact laws! I am confused at the definition of the democracy.
Mohan Bhagwat ji, I had to deal with many state elections and I felt jealousy at Manmohan Singh, for he had only to govern and not bother about any elections. I had no such privilege and had to torture myself before each election. And it appears that Amit Bhai could not digest the success of general elections, he started running the party, the way Madam did with her company. Only, we don’t have as many sycophants in our party, may be due to some what real democracy within. If we run against nature, we bite dust, and it happened in the elections of Delhi and Bihar. With that has gone my dream of gaining majority in Rajya Sabha. Amit is a tired person. All main functionaries of the party are in the government and as such, the party is leaderless. And the opposition! I think Advaniji should take lessons from Congress how to function as an effective opposition.
And all sundry issues cropping up – one after the other. It was told Narasimha Rao created bigger problems so that the smaller ones are forgotten. In my case, small issues are being converted into bigger problems, without my intervention. And they are piling up.
First, there was the Patel agitation. Of all people in India, Patels want reservation! And all the old and brilliant minds of the community that was famous for taking good business decisions have followed an untested brat and ultimately I had to put the fellow behind the bars.
Then the boy committed suicide. And all my fools were talking about whether he was a Dalit or not? Does it really matter? None of my party colleagues asked Rohit’s mother – ‘Had the student attacked by Rohit and his friends died in hospital, who would have taken the responsibility? Can I held her responsible? Or Arvind or Rahul or some MP from Kolkata?” I could not understand how Congress, the party that was in power when ten students committed suicide in the same university have the audacity to question my government, when it they who systematically degraded all institutions of higher learning – for that matter all institutions in the country.
Congress hanged Afzal Guru, just before elections – of course, I was always in favour of the decision. Now, their home minister thinks it might be a bad decision. Saala, mujhe akele mein milta to, bata deta. Sorry for the slang, I could not control the emotions. And the university in the capital had become a den for all sorts of wrong people. Only Hafiz Sayeed and Masood Azhar are not there. I think the university is a sleeper cell conceived by Indira Gandhi to tackle any possible strong non-congress governments. OMG, they worship Mahishasur, thinking the Rakshas was a Dalit! How could it be? Don’t we have philosophers from the same community? What these students are taught in this institution is beyond my comprehension. It is good I have not studied here, for even I might have ended up an ultra.
Then again there is Congress! This time, igniting caste based reservations and planning mayhem. Till date, I could never understand why people don’t call Congress “the party of murders”. They have engineered and executed the sikh massacre. Their former chief minister conducted riots in Hyderabad, only to grab power from his party’s chief minister! It was Congress that was in power when Bombay riots occurred. And they didn’t take any action on the report. How I wished they had taken action on those riots accused? At least my chief minister would have been spared the excruciating dealings with the alliance partner, who was worse than many opposition parties. This time, this Hooda guy had planned the riots on the eve of Jats reservation drama. Entire media forgot the JNU and Rohit for two days, till the news of his designs have come out. Immediately the Jat riots were blocked by all media! How powerful the congress is, for they could control the media this way, even when in opposition? I too have many media friends – simply nonsense and rhetorical.
Now, I think I have almost summarised my list of problems. For the last two weeks I was in the mood of introspection. Mohan Bhagwat ji You know, I found the root cause to all my problems. It was none other than you! I mean (y)our organisation.
Don’t be angry sir. For I am speaking only my feeling and perhaps it is truth. The Sangh always spoke of nationalism, but failed to work towards it. Come on – I also know how we help during disasters and all. That is playing Red-Cross. Nothing more and nothing less. Have we tried to build the nation that we dream of? With respect, and with lots of pain, I had to say, we have not tried even to build the nation that we dream – even with open eyes.
So, I made an action plan for you. Mind you, it is for you Mohan Bhagwat ji and not for the government.
- Most of the problems I faced were almost recurring. The core problem is deeply rooted in the society. In the brains of all people of the society. Yes, I was talking about the menace of casteism. Still there are many people who were discriminated based on their caste. Whatever the government does is taken by the advanced families in the same discriminated caste. Funny, our society has one lower caste that was lower to the lowest caste. I don’t know where it stops or whether it stops or not! Sincerely, I feel, RSS should take this menace on top priority, for the Hindu religion was a conglomeration of these very castes. And one can’t blame them if they leave this discriminating religion. Of course Mohan Bhagwat ji, you are correct. Every other religion has its own form of discrimination. But, by the time they realise only the oppressor had changed, they were of a different faith! Tackling with caste menace means I don’t want to have people going to Dalit’s homes for lunch. This only puts pressure on the already poor people. I neither talk about inter-caste marriages, for it is not for me, a sort of bachelor to comment on the institution of marriage. Try to instil a sense of equality among sections of people, without ranking themselves in a useless hierarchy.
2. Mohan Bhagwat ji, You should immediately take steps to open educational institutions and hospitals. There is no harm in copying best things, even from the opposition. Rather than crying hoarse over missionary schools and hospitals, if you could galvanise the sangh to have one school in every village and one hospital in every town, with standards equal to those missionary institutions, your job is half done. What do we lack? Nothing. We have many volunteers and many donors. Why we have not done this earlier. Frankly, I don’t know. I knew of Saraswathi Sishu Mandirs and the Vanvasi Ashrams. Both were running successfully, but inadequate given the population. Kick the Ambani and Adani brothers and get money. But, do it. Educated society is really good, especially girl child education. Rahul Gandhi reminds me the importance of girl child education. If we don’t open many schools, our country may be full of Rahuls, which we have to stop – come what may. Without hospitals, there are no healthy children and without healthy children no future generation. So, Mohan Bhagwat ji include hospitals also in your list. Use money from the temple reserves. Kick the butt of the trusties and take the funds to fund the educational & medical institutions.
Yes, Sir, the list is finished. At least, for the time being. Mohan Bhagwat ji, You will be remembered in the history of India, as a visionary, if you start implementing the above.
Mohan Bhagwat ji, you may feel, I was ranting like Rahul. No, after careful observation, I concluded that the casteism is the menace and was at the root of the problems that caused Rohit to commit suicide, Hardik Patel and Jats to ask for reservation. It is lack of proper educational institutions we have such garbage in the form of students in the universities. Of course, the hospitals was my addition! I allow you to congratulate me, for this one. But, seriously, it is high time to stop preaching sitting inside the fort and start practising what we preach. If we don’t plan and work hard, dreams remain – dreams. If you are really committed to the nation, as much you expect anyone else, then act!
Now, I need to sleep. For many days I have night mares. Mohan Bhagwat ji, After writing this piece to you, hoping you don’t use this piece of paper to eat samosas, I feel relieved.