The elections of five states; counting for which was concluded yesterday threw up some interesting and surprising results. However, a clear trend has come to emerge – anti-Hindu leaders who hate the culture of India have been kicked out of all poll contests by Hindu voters. From Assam to Kerala and from Tamil Nadu to West Bengal – Hindu-haters, who have a history of making outrageous remarks against the community, have simply not been able to win the constituencies they were contesting from. Whether it be Kamal Haasan, Saayoni Ghosh, Sujata Mondol Khan, M Swaraj, Bindhu Krishna among others; they have all lost their bids this election season.
Kamal Haasan’s defeat from Coimbatore South has come as a particular surprise to people across the country. He lost the constituency to no less than BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan, who won the seat with a slim margin of just over 1,500 votes. Coimbatore South was a prestigious seat facing a tough triangular contest, and Kamal Haasan was sure to win it this time around, especially after the embarrassing performance of his party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Haasan, as a matter of fact, has nobody but himself to blame for his rout in Coimbatore South. The man, under the pretext of being a ‘rationalist’, continues to make anti-Hindu remarks, the consequences of which he was made to suffer on Sunday. For instance, in 2019, Kamal Haasan claimed that the word ‘Hindu’ is not native to India and that it didn’t exist before the arrival of the Mughals. Then, Haasan had claimed that Nathuram Godse was independent India’s first ‘Hindu terrorist’. In February 2019, the man had gone on to ask the Indian government why it was not holding a ‘referendum’ in ‘Azad Kashmir’. Ideally, he should not have even considered fighting elections after having made such preposterous remarks.
Saayoni Ghosh of the TMC was fielded by Mamata Banerjee in Asansol South to take on the BJP’s Agnimitra Paul. Saayoni Ghosh lost the seat to the BJP because, in the past, the woman stretched her luck too far by berating the beliefs of Hindus and making a mockery out of the holy Shiva Lingam. The actress once posted a picture of a woman putting a condom on a Shiva Lingam. It is a well-known fact that the Shiva Lingam is considered to be one of the most pious forms of Lord Shiva, even though the actress displayed obscenity on her Twitter handle.
Sujata Mondal Khan, who was fighting against the BJP from West Bengal’s Arambag constituency on a TMC ticket, lost humiliatingly to the saffron party’s Madhusudan Bag. Madhusudan Bag polled 103108 votes compared to Sujata Mondal’s 95936. In a highly casteist and stereotypical remark, Sujata Khan had last month remarked how all Scheduled Castes are “beggars by nature” because they are voting for BJP in the 2021 assembly election. “The Scheduled Caste here are beggars by nature. Even after all that Mamata Banerjee did for them, they are going after the little money that BJP is offering them. They are selling their votes to the BJP,” Khan had said in an interview.
M Swaraj of the CPM, who was fighting from Kerala’s Thripunithura assembly seat, suffered a defeat at the hands of INC leader K. Babu. While the Congress leader said that he won with the blessings of Lord Ayyappa, the CPM leader has in the past outraged Hindus by insulting the revered deity. Swaraj had earlier made controversial statements that Sabarimala Ayyappan was not a superstitious celibate and that the Kanni Ayyappans did not come when the Sabarimala portals were opened during Onam due to the floods, thus Ayyappan may have married Malikappurathamma on the 18th of August.
Congress leader Bindhu Krishna who had organised controversial anti-Hindu ‘Beef festivals’ across Kerala in 2017, was fielded by the party from the Kollam constituency. For his anti-Hindu shenanigans, the man suffered a humiliating defeat this election season and was made to bite the dust by CPM’s M Mukesh.
All in all, it is evident that candidates who infuriated Hindus during their campaigning, or even in the past when they were not contesting any elections, have suffered embarrassing losses. Hindus have united to ensure that people who hate their community do not come to represent them in state assemblies. The defeat of such candidates is a reminder to all prospective leaders of the future – to not test their luck around with Hindus by berating and insulting their beliefs and deities.