It is really very unfortunate and absurd the way BJP and RSS are behaving post exit polls predictions. Meetings between party leaders, Nitin Gadkari's sudden appearance as a mediator, discussion and bargaining for portfolios, possible positions for veteran leaders etc, as if BJP has won the election officially!
Exit polls are just a forecast based on a sample
survey! Isn't it immature to behave like this? Even if they are
confident that they are going to form the government, still it is
expected that as a mature party they must be patient and exhibit
And what RSS is doing? It appears that it is RSS all
the way at the centre of possible NDA government! No one will
disagree that this time RSS cadres worked very hard on the ground for
BJP’s success. But that doesn’t mean RSS to rule India
indirectly! This way they not only compromise their official stance
being a cultural organization but also liable to be challenged in a
court of law for being politically active!
What would happen if exit polls backfire? Where they
all will hide their faces? If RSS would interfere in the matters so
openly, forget about new allies, even the present allies may distance
from BJP! Even BJP makes 272+ on its own, still it requires allies
because it can't do legislative business due to lack of majority in
One can understand the insecurity among BJP veterans
and even RSS top brass. They know that Narendra Modi is not a man who
can be guided through any remote control or any hot line instructions
from Nagpur. If shackles are tried to put on him, he may bear it for
couple of months or little more, but finally he has to come on his
own! His agenda is only development and he would definitely carry on
his agenda if chosen. One shouldn’t forget what he did to Sanjay
Joshi of RSS and Pravin Togadia of VHP!
If Narendra Modi wins the election, it’s due to
endorsement by Indian public and RSS' ground level cadres. Neither
the veteran leaders of BJP or top brass of RSS would be having any
role in it. If they poke their nose too much, they would be subjected
to humiliation later on!
Maturity, decency and discipline should be the hall
mark in public behavior.
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