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Thursday, June 27, 2013




by V. SUNDARAM I.A.S (retd.)
  Praveen Shanker Pillai

Uddhav Thackeray is Rahul Gandhi of Shiv Sena even as Rahul Gandhi is Uddhav Thackeray of Sonia Congress Party. Both the Tweedledum and Tweedledee are equally distinguished for talking incoherent, inconsistent, illogical and irreconcilable balderdash.

I call Uddhav Thackeray as the Rahul Gandhi of Shiv Sena for yet another compelling reason. Uddhav Thackeray inherited a vast political party apparatus from his father even as Rahul Gandhi has inherited a decrepit, though large, party apparatus from his parents.

Now to come to the State of Gujarat. The Italian imposter who gave a false Affidavit relating to her Educational Qualifications to the Returning Officer of Rae Baraelli Parliamentary Constituency in Uttar Pradesh some years ago had the temerity to portray Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Hindi as “Mauth ka Saudagar” (Meaning ‘Merchant of Death’) on the eve of State Assembly Elections in Gujarat in December 2007. The people of Gujarat greatly incensed at the indignities heaped on their popular Chief Minister Narendra Modi gave a death-blow to the Sonia Congress Party and Chief Minister Narendra Modi was re-elected as Chief Minister in January 2008.

Drawing inspiration from his Italian mother, about three years ago, Rahul Gandhi foolishly compared Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Chairman Mao Tse Tung. He made this observation during one of his poorly attended public meetings in Gujarat. He was booed where ever he went in Gujarat and a few days later he returned to Delhi in disgrace. The whole country knows that there is a desperate attempt to damage the Prime Ministerial prospects of Narendra Modi in 2014 by hook or by crook.

In the recent past ‘Maulana’ Mulayam Singh Yadav of Deoband fame came out with foamy fulminations against Narendra Modi while Lal Kishen ‘Jinnah’ was battling Narendra Modi for gaining control of the party apparatus of the BJP. This is the continuation of the old Nehruvian strategy of stampeding the Muslims into voting for the Congress by invoking the bogie of Hindu Majoritarian rule. It was soon realised that the Muslims are not voting for the BJP anyway and therefore some other strategy had to be worked out.

The non-Hindutva alliance partners of the NDA were instigated into aiming barbs at Narendra Modi. JD (U) which has presence mostly in Bihar and that too thanks to the alliance with BJP, went into a collision course with the BJP on the “secular” issue of keeping the formidable Narendra Modi out of the Prime Ministerial race for 2014. The nationally known villain of the piece is Nitish Kumar whose hatred towards Narendra Modi arises from his infatuation for the votes of the Islamic Brotherhood in Bihar and his burning desire to keep them away from his archrival Lallu Prasad Yadav!

JD (U) Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar was railroaded into breaking the alliance with the BJP which made him the Chief Minister of Bihar. The “secular” lobby spread emotional sob stories of how BJP in general and Narendra Modi in particular are shabbily treating the “elder statesman” LK Advani. The “secular” lobby in a grip of selective amnesia forgot how the very same LK Advani and AB Vajpayee ill-treated the elderly Balraj Madhok and got him ignominiously expelled him from Jan Sangh.

The “secular” lobby has spun colourful yarns depicting the sweet old gentleman LK Advani who lovingly protected Chief Minister Narendra Modi from dismissal by a stern Prime Minister Vajpayee in 2002 but did not get any gratitude from Narendra Modi. This lobby did not bother to question the gratitude of Nitish Kumar who ditched the NDA which won the mandate from the people of Bihar to rule for 5 years and to ask him to seek a fresh mandate from the people of Bihar.

The “secular” lobby also conveniently forgets that Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was surprised on that occasion in 2002, when one of his closest aides, the late Pramod Mahajan led the voice of support within the BJP party in favour of the Gujarat CM Narendra Modi.

After the magnificent victory of Narendra Modi in the recently held Gujarat by-elections and more particularly after the nomination of Narendra Modi as the Chairman of the Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 Parliamentary Elections, the rank and file of the Bihar unit of BJP has also been inspired and energized by the invigorating and commanding presence of Narendra Modi. They strongly believe that under the dynamic leadership of Narendra Modi they can capture more Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Bihar without the pressing need for any political alliance with any Political Party whatsoever!

L.K.Advani is spearheading yet another insidious attempt, to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Ministerial Candidate of the BJP, by trying to argue that the BJP will lose the Shiv Sena just as it lost the Janata Dal (United), if Narendra Modi is made the Party Candidate for Prime Ministership.

In a veiled reference to the JD(U)'s exit from the NDA over Narendra Modi's elevation as Chief Electoral Campaigner, BJP patriarch L K Advani reminded his Party President Rajnath Singh on Friday, 21st June 2013 that even the Founder of the Jan Sangh Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had tried to keep anti-Congress forces united in order to break the Congress's hold over India. Our Nation will never forget that this political guttersnipe, this repository of all recent wrongs and shame after the 2004 BJP electoral debacle, was responsible for the ouster of Balraj Madhok (a great statesman cast in the same mould as Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee) from the Jan Sangh.

Advani has said: “I remember Syama Prasad Mookerjee brought Orissa Gantantra Parishad leaders to his party's first national convention in Kanpur. This reflected his willingness to join ranks with other parties to break the hegemony of the Congress. This was a message to befriend anti-Congress parties.” Just as Sir Winston Churchill never tried to befriend Hitler, whom he knew was the greatest enemy of England (nay, the Human Race!), BJP President Rajnath Singh has clearly seen through the machinations and manoeuvres of Nitish Kumar and has come to the conclusion that he is a betrayer and a sworn enemy of not only the BJP but all the Hindus of India.

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee (1901-1953) after consultation with Shri Golwalkar Guruji of RSS Shri Mookerjee founded Bharatiya Jana Sangh on 21st Oct. 1951 at Delhi and he became the first President of it. In 1952 elections, Bharatiya Jana Sangh won 3 seats in Parliament of India including his seat. This was the time when Sardar Patel was no more and the 'Maulana' Jawaharlal Nehru was lording over India as his Personal Fiefdom. India has come a long way since then and Hindu consolidation is in its second wave, the first one coming around the 1992 Babri Building demolition. Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee's tactic has already been tried and it has lost its sheen. The 1999 Vajpayee’s NDA coalition and co-habitation experiment, without any duly solemnized marriage, lasted for 5 years! But the BJP lost out in States like UP, West Bengal, Bihar and Karnataka as a result of personal agenda of the egoistic and selfish leaders like Vajpayee and Advani. Now is the time for the BJP to capture power in the Union Government and in the States on its own and if possible with Political Parties who have the same core agenda of Hindutva.

An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ on 24th June 2013 alluding to BJP stalwart L.K. Advani’s recent clarion call to the party to win new friends, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray noted that while Mr. Advani’s advice was indeed commendable, political allies “did not grow on trees”. Uddhav Thackeray said that placing Mr Modi as the face of its campaign will prevent the BJP from collecting allies and asked: “Is the BJP in a position to win the elections on its own strength? If not, then who are its new friends and just how does one go about acquiring fresh allies … all this must be made clear now.”

Uddhav Thackeray is probably aware of Narendra Modi’s strategy for BJP to win a simple majority in the Lok Sabha on its own and is worried by his own irrelevance staring him at close quarters. LK Advani, described by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as “rancid pickle”, is also facing complete irrelevance with the exit of Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) from the NDA. The whole of India knows that Lal Kishen ‘Jinnah’ is the alter ego of Nitish Kumar and Nitish Kumar is the alter ego of Lal Kishen ‘Jinnah’. They are united in their commitment to surrender the whole of India to the treacherous ‘Secularism’ of Sonia Congress Party on the one hand and the barbarous indigenous terrorist forces of Islam in India in the coming Parliamentary Elections in 2014.

Uddhav Thackeray nurtures a sense of inferiority as regards his estranged cousin Raj Thackeray who physically resembles Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena. Unlike Uddhav Thackeray, Raj Thackeray has a charisma of his own. Raj Thackeray is more popular, is a consummate orator and is a brilliant political strategist. Raj Thackeray is famous for roughing it out as a street fighter and is known to lead from the front unlike the mild-mannered Uddhav who is a back-room operator.

Uddhav Thackeray is constantly plagued by the fear of being upstaged by cousin Raj Thackeray. This combined with Bal Thackeray’s “Dhritarashtra Complex” led to the expulsion of Raj Thackeray from the Shiv Sena in 2006. Consequently, Raj Thackeray went on to form the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). The MNS split the anti-Congress votes and the Congress-NCP Alliance came to power in Maharashtra in the 2009 Assembly Elections. Thus the great father and his son indulged in the historically well-established defeatist behaviour of cutting the nose to spite the face!

Uddhav Thackeray betrayed the NDA backed candidate PA Sangma for the 2012 presidential elections by choosing to support the Congress Candidate Pranab Mukherjee. Incidentally, Pranab Mukherjee was a friend of Dhirubhai Ambani way back from 1973 when he was held Ministerial positions in the Indira Gandhi Administration, giving all the export-import licences (to Reliance). Uddhav Thackeray's betrayal of Party alliance and Hindutvaideology reeks of high commerce!

Uddhav Thackeray seems more like a younger version of LK Advani. Both treat their party's core ideology of Hindutva as merely a means, a ruse, an expedient to acquire political power. Hindutva is to Uddhav Thackeray and LK Advani what Nehruvian Secularism is to Sonia Congress, a political condom to be used and discarded at will!

Nitish Kumar who failed badly in his frenzied effort to prevent Narendra Modi’s rise in the BJP has passed on the Anti-Narendra Modi Poisonous Political Pill to the politically suicidal Uddhav Thackeray at the instance of the treacherous and insufferably ambitious LK Advani. Please refer to our earlier articles on LK Advani.

On 30th January 2013, when former Union ministers Ram Jethmalani and C P Thakur endorsed Yashwant Sinha's case for projection of Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena strongly pitched for Sushma Swaraj as the Prime Ministerial candidate, defying the clamour within the BJP for anointment of Narendra Modi as the party's face for the 2014 elections. Uddhav did this just to spite Raj who is an unstinting admirer of Narendra Modi style of Clean and Effective Governance. In August 2008, Raj Thackeray visited Gujarat on a 9-day trip as ‘State Guest’ to study the development in Gujarat. Raj has also expressed fullest support for Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha General Elections.

Again on 17th April 2013 Uddhav Thackeray cautioned that BJP should take the allies into confidence on the Prime Ministerial choice or else there could be a “Mahabharat” (full-scale bloody fratricidal war!).

On 24th June 2013, Uddhav Thackeray lauded Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and ridiculed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his “parochial attitude in dealing with the ongoing rescue operations in disaster-hit Uttarakhand”.

Narendra Modi trusts and likes Raj Thackeray but he cannot, should not and definitely does not trust the ever-shifting and ever-machinating Uddhav Thackeray. The RSS-backed Narendra Modi, despite all pin pricks from Uddhav, has shown great forbearance and he has refrained from targeting the petty, nit-picking Uddhav Thackeray.

Narendra Modi wants the warring cousins Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray to join forces and fight the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections to avoid split of anti-Sonia Congress Votes.

Uddhav Thackeray who is the younger version of the treacherous LK Advani with a bloated ego and equally enormous inferiority complex would be perfectly willing to betray his party Shiv Sena once again to suit his personal agenda. LK Advani had caused major embarrassment to BJP with his public resignation and remonstration because his overly personal agenda of becoming the party’s Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 has come to naught. LK Advani made a U-Turn on his resignation from BJP party posts. In the same vein, Uddhav Thackeray has made a U-Turn on his criticism of Narendra Modi. Uddhav Thackeray clarified that the Sena was not criticising Modi and said: “Modi is not our enemy. What we have said should not be distorted. Modi is doing very good work but some actions of his publicists may boomerang.”

Uddhav Thackeray who was adept at cutting his nose to spite his face now probably felt that he was cutting his neck to spite his head! The very thought of a furious, implacable and unstoppable Narendra Modi trampling all over Uddhav and replacing him in the political alliance with cousin Raj is nothing short of a major nightmare! No more “Mahabharat” for the frightened little Uddhav!!

Uddhav Thackeray must be reminded of what Dāmodar Sāvarkar (1883-1966) said in his Presidential address to the 19th session of the Hindu Mahasabha, Karnavati in 1937. Sāvarkar laid down the Hindu formula for Hindu-Moslem unity thus – “if you come, with you; if you don't without you; and if you oppose, in spite of you - the Hindus will continue to fight for their National Freedom as best as they can!”

Narendra Modi might choose to utter the very same words of Veer Sāvarkar to Uddhav Thackeray and fight for Hindu Emancipation and National Freedom from Italian-Mafia-Missionary-Marxist-Mullah MisRule.

We salute Narendra Modi for clearly coming out with the declaration that the 2014 Parliamentary Elections will definitely result in the banishment of Sonia Congress Rule from India and in the birth of what Narendra Modi calls as a CONGRESS-FREE INDIA.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013




-Part 2


by V. SUNDARAM I.A.S (retd.)
  Praveen Shanker Pillai

In Part 1 of this article we narrated how LK Advani used the cover of NDA’s Common Minimum Program to hide his failures as Union Home Minister.


1. Rahul Gandhi was arrested at Boston’s Logan Airport in September 2001. He had 160,000 dollars in cash. This would have got him 128 years in jail. Brijesh Mishra, the then Principal Secretary to the NDA Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, had intervened with the US Secretary of State, and arrangements were made get to Rahul Gandhi released. Brijesh Mishra was duly honoured by the anti-Hindu traitor from Italy with the award of Padma Vibhushan for his services not to the country but to the Nehru-Gandhi Family. For Brijesh Mishra, Bharat Mata meant Sonia Gandhi.

2. Extradition of Ottavio Quattrocchi from Malaysia. The Malaysian Government informed the Indian Government that they had decided to extradite Quattrocchi to India and. Quattrocchi told Sonia Gandhi that if he has to go to Indian Jail then he will speak out everything. Then Sonia Gandhi went to Vajpayee. And Vajpayee ensured that the CBI lawyer in Malaysia was selected by the Quattrocchi. Vajpayee explained that his Government was not interested in the Quattrocchi extradition. He felt that taking an anti-Quattrocchi stand would hamper the smooth function of his Coalition Government. Consequently, Quattrocchi won his case easily in a Malayasian Court and went back to Italy in triumph.

3. Vajpayee again ensured that the CBI lawyer in Delhi High Court was a Congressman who took up many of Sonia Gandhi’s cases, especially in election matters. The case referred to Sonia Gandhi receiving payments from Russian KGB and smuggling our paintings and our Murtis from our temples and having them auctioned in Italy.

Dr Subramanian Swamy says that ever since Indira Gandhi died Vajpayee was blackmailed by the Nehru family. WHY VAJPAYEE WAS BLACKMAILED AND FOR WHAT HE WAS BLACKMAILED? This is for Mr Vajpayee and all his Cabinet Ministers to clarify.


On 10th April 2005, the Sarsanghchaalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, K.S. Sudarshan, told a television channel that both the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and L.K. Advani, should step down to make way for "new faces" and a "younger leadership".

In a no-hold barred press briefing on 13th April 2005, the VHP Vice President Giriraj Kishore seconded RSS chief K Sudarshan’s advice to Vajpayee and Advani that they should retire from active politics and make way for next generation. Accusing Vajpayee of torpedoing the Hindu movement in the country, Kishore said that the former PM Vajpayee’s foster son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya belonged to ‘American lobby’ and had ‘direct links with Italy’.

On 30 December 2005 Vajpayee took sanyaas but LK Advani held on gracelessly and greedily to the party posts in BJP.

Bewildered by the 2004 defeat, Advani went on a MANDATORY SECULAR PILGRIMAGE to Pakistan in June 2005. L.K. Advani, had praised Mohammed Ali Jinnah, as a secular leader during his visit to Pakistan, without verifying facts. That controversial statement bestowing the halo of a “secular leader” on Jinnah was greatly resented by the Hindu masses. Ultimately it led to large scale criticism of Advani's wrong perception and he had to step down from the office of BJP President. The RSS saw was how Advani had been ‘brainwashed’ by his new “secular” “inclusive” friends. Over a period of time, the consultative decision-making apparatus within the BJP came to be supplanted by those who supposedly had Advani's ear. Past BJP Presidents like Murli Manohar Joshi were cut to size publicly, not because it was good for the party but because Advani’s aides thought that's what Advani would want. Power passed from the party to consultants; those who supposedly had Advani's ear. Advani had no programs and no strategy for the BJP, nothing but his overweening ambition of becoming the Prime Minister of India.


In the past nine years from 2004 to 2013, in the Centre, the Congress leadership has had it easy. Advani was considerably responsible for this sucking up to the Nehru-Gandhi looters and plunderers. He has not been able to bring about even one No Confidence Motion against the Sonia Congress kleptocracy. As Vijayan Krishna rightly pointed out Advani is solely responsible for handing over Karnataka Government to a demoralised and cornered Sonia Cong Party. Advani minions, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar have been needling Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa from day one and ultimately managed his ouster from Karnataka Government and the Bharatiya Janata Party as well. Has a Deal has been struck between Advani and the Alien dispensation headed by Sonia Gandhi, ruling India that he will be allowed to lead an even more emasculated NDA to a Marginal Victory in next year’s elections provided he toed the anti-Hindu “Secular” Line and permitted the Nehru-Gandhi’s public Loot to remain untouched?

On September 18, 2005, LK Advani became the first BJP leader to convey to the RSS publicly that the BJP could do without its “micromanagement” and that "everyone (should) mind their own business". He delivered this blunt public message to his party's ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), when he wound up the BJP national executive in Chennai. Advani Yet, eight years later, on June 11, 2013, Advani accepted a “settlement” brokered by the RSS after a 36-hour standoff. He withdrew his dramatic resignation from all posts in the BJP after his supporters and aides raised a hue and cry about the very same “micromanagement”, supposedly in favour of Narendra Modi, which enabled BJP chief Rajnath Singh to declare the Gujarat strongman as head of the BJP's Lok Sabha Election Campaign Panel. No wonder, Advani's critics could not help remarking that the veteran leader doesn't mind the RSS “micromanagement” of BJP affairs if it works in his favour.

The tell-tale signs of Advani's diminishing appeal were there for all to see. The requests by candidates during the various Assembly Elections for a public meeting to be addressed by Advani shrank embarrassingly. The BJP central office often had to browbeat BJP candidates into hosting an Advani meeting just to prevent the jaded and now jolted old war horse from feeling completely unwanted.

The Hindus of India thought it fit to hand over another defeat to the Advani-led BJP another time in 2009 General Elections.

BJP, which did not take stock of the election defeat in 2004 under the leadership of Advani, was again prevented by the Advani mafia controlling the BJP Central leadership from taking stock of its second consecutive defeat in 2009 under the leadership of Advani.

In a mature democratic polity, Advani should have retired from public life after the 2009 defeat. After playing footsie with Sonia Gandhi in the Parliament, this greedy man Advani in his dotage, has been infected with the contagious VIRUS of Nehru-Gandhi-itis – An inordinate sense of super-incumbent entitlement to the detriment of the common man (or Mango Person as Robert Vadra so drolly put it). Advani thinks that as a settled matter of gratuitous right, he is entitled to become the Prime Minister of India, if only for six months, in the event of BJP coming to power in 2014 General Elections.

Fortunately for India and her people, the BJP-RSS cadre and the Sarsanghchalak of the RSS, Shri Mohan Bhagawat guided by the patriotic ideology of Hindutva, took a moral and principled stand against the politics of unscrupulous political opportunism and greed of Vajpayee-Advani duo and drastically cut down Advani to manageable size.

Advani resigns for the third time in 8 years. Press Trust of India. Jun 10, 2013
CBI seeks death penalty for IC-814 hijack accused". Outlook India. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
Sudershan asks Advani, Vajpayee to make way for new faces
By Neena Vyas NEW DELHI, APRIL 10.
Now VHP asks Vajpayee and Advani to retire.
From Narendra Kaushik
‘Last stand against change’ by Swapan Dasgupta : Wed Jun 12 2013.

Monday, June 24, 2013




Part 1


by V. SUNDARAM I.A.S (retd.)
  Praveen Shanker Pillai

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Kishen Advani resigned for the third time, on 10th Jun, 2013, from top party posts. He had first resigned as Party President on 7th June, 2005 following sharp and stinging criticism from the RSS and right-wing outfits over his remarks praising Jinnah during his six-day visit to Pakistan. LK Advani announced his resignation for the second time at a press conference, a day after the BJP's Silver Jubilee National Council session concluded in Mumbai. Less than seven months after he withdrew his resignation, Advani stepped down as Party President on December 31, 2005 following the RSS timeline to withdraw gracefully, bringing to an end the controversy triggered by his praise of Jinnah.

This is the first time that Advani has stayed away from the BJP National Executive and the Office Bearers' Meeting.

Interestingly, Advani did not resign from two other party posts, namely, the Chairman of the BJP Parliamentary Party and the Working Chairman of NDA. He did not resign from the Gandhinagar Seat in the Lok Sabha either. Apparently he was not serious about his resignation, not this time, not ever!

Advani is also one of the founder-members of the BJP, which comprised of the members of the erstwhile Jan Sangh. Advani became the President of the BJP in 1986. Advani’s rise coincided with a growing public disaffection with the ruling Congress party due to non-governance, policy drift and large scale public corruption. BJP declared Hindutva as its core ideology. Sensing a historic electoral opportunity the BJP, in 1989, launched a movement led by Advani on the issue of the RAM JANMABHOOMI. Advani had embarked on a new aggressive Hindu-oriented phase of Indian politics. BJP demanded that a temple dedicated to deity Bhagwaan Sri Ram be created at the disputed site of the Babri Building where, according to Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), a temple stood till Babur's invasion of India in 1528.

Advani embarked on a Rath Yatra from Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh between 25 September and 30 October 1990. This Rath Yatra mobilized “karsevaks” and encouraged them to converge upon the Babri Building to offer prayers. The Ram Janmabhoomi movement helped the BJP cross fresh boundaries, especially in North India. Advani succeeded in drawing away a large chunk of Hindu voters, who were greatly mortified at the rise of caste-based Mandal politics, away from the Congress. In the 1991 General Elections, Narendra Modi offered Advani the prestigious Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency to contest. In this Election the BJP came second after the Congress party in terms of seats as a result of the biggest Hindu political consolidation the country has ever seen.

On 6th December 1992 Hindu youths of Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal carried out the destruction of the Babri Building (note, there is no such thing as Babri Mosque, except in the anti-national phraseology of the Marxist Historians and Journalists who crept out of the Comrade Jawaharlal Nehru University!).

Over the weeks following the Babri Building Demolition on 6th December 1992, waves of violence by Muslims erupted all over the country, killing over 1000 people. The VHP was banned by the Congress Government, and many BJP leaders, including L.K. Advani were arrested briefly for provoking the Demolition. Victory in Assembly Elections of Delhi in 1993 and Gujarat and Maharashtra in March 1995, and a sparkling performance in the elections to the Karnataka Assembly in December 1994, propelled the BJP to the centre stage of national politics. BJP became the single largest party in the 1996 Lok Sabha Elections but it did not get a clear majority. The President Shankar Dayal Sharma invited Atal Bihari Vajpayee as leader of the BJP to form a government. Vajpayee could not last more than 13 days as the Prime Minister as he could not secure adequate support in the Parliament.

The Urdu poetry reciting, Nehru admiring, charismatic, “hot-blooded” bachelor Vajpayee was an accomplished public orator and a skilled political manager while dour-faced family-man Advani was BJP's hardcore Hindutva ideologue. Throughout his long political career, Advani, the original Rath Yaatri of Indian politics and three-time BJP president, had been forced to play second fiddle to his long-time party colleague and fellow RSS Swayamsevak, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

In the late 1990s, Advani’s name figured in the diaries of a Hawala broker S.K Jain, listing political payoffs, some of them in violation of the country’s stringent foreign exchange laws. Advani was alleged to have received Rs 35 Lakhs between April 1988 and March 1990. The Union Government referred the case to the Congress Bureau of Investigation (CBI). An emotional Advani declared that he would desist from contesting another election till his honour was vindicated. Advani was exonerated in the case. Though he could not be fixed in the Jain Hawala case the damage was done; its effects of perceived betrayal festered. What hurt Advani most was that his supporters did not rally to his side and his party left him to defend himself. Lal Krishna Advani's friends were no more RSS ideologues but those who had his personal and political interests at heart.

“Every new conquest made Rome richer, more rotten and more merciless.” - Will Durant. As the Roman Empire was becoming stronger militarily, its society was rotting from within. While the public support for Hindutva continued to swell its electoral tally, the RSS ideological core of the BJP weakened, under the Vajpayee-Advani amoral leadership and as a result, the power-broking rootless-wonders, at the periphery became stronger and stronger.

In the Lok Sabha elections held in 1998 the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) obtained a simple majority. This time, the NDA entered into an ideology-free, amoral, opportunistic alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Biju Janata Dal and the Samata Party. Outside support was provided by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The NDA had a slim majority, and Vajpayee returned as Prime Minister. But the coalition ruptured in May 1999 when the mercurial and whimsical leader of AIADMK, Miss Jayalalitha, withdrew her support. Fresh General Elections were again held. On 13 October 1999, the BJP-led NDA riding on a wave of popularity, following victory in the Kargil war and major public support for Vajpayee, won 303 seats. The BJP had its highest ever tally of 183. A.B Vajpayee became the Prime Minister for the third time, and LK Advani became the Union Home Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister. This NDA Government lasted its full term of five years. Vajpayee and his economic team, led by Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha continued the free-market reforms and economic liberalisation policies initiated by the previous Congress government under P. V. Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh oversaw a period of fast increasing economic prosperity, attaining the true Hindu Rate of Growth (as distinct from Raj Krishna’s timeless “Hindu Rate of Growth”!), after several long decades of Nehruvian Stalinist deathly stagnation.

One recalls that Advani had to face a really tough time toppling a political novice Rajesh Khanna in the 1991 Lok Sabha elections from New Delhi. Advani had won that election with a wafer-thin majority of little over 1,500 votes, that too when New Delhi was considered as the pocket-borough of the BJP.


LK Advani’s contribution as an Information and Broadcasting Minister during the Janata Party Government of 1977-90 was hardly impressive.

Advani fancied himself a second Sardar Patel, an uncompromising and fearless leader. But how was his track record as the NDA Union Home Minister for 5 years?

Indian Airlines Flight 814 (IC 814) en route from Kathmandu to New Delhi was hijacked on Friday, 24th December 1999 by Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a Pakistan-based Islamic terrorist group. Captain Devi Sharan on board IC 814 successfully persuaded the hijackers to land at Amritsar for refuelling the aircraft. Armed personnel of the Punjab police were in position. They did not receive approval from the NDA Government in New Delhi. Getting no help from the Indian security forces or the Government, Capt Sharan flew to Lahore without refuelling under immense pressure from the Pakistan ISI backed Islamic hijackers. Flight IC 814 aircraft eventually landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The NDA Government of India capitulated to the Islamic terrorist demands without firing a single shot. The NDA Union Cabinet Minister Jaswant Singh politely escorted the jailed Islamic terrorists Maulana Masood Azhar, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar to Khandahar and secured the release of the hostages. BRAJESH MISHRA, THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT REVEALED IN AN INTERVIEW THAT A RANSOM OF $ 2 MILLION WAS ALSO PAID FOR THE RELEASE OF THE PASSENGERS OF THE IC-814.

Was LK Advani going through a fit of geriatric impotency during this major national crisis? LK Advani, who as the Union Home Minister was ultimately responsible for Internal Security has to answer the following questions.

1. Why was the hijacked Flight IC 814 not stormed at Amritsar Airport for releasing the hostages?

2. After the hijacked Flight IC 814 landed in Khandahar why was a Union Cabinet Minister sent to Khandahar to escort jailed terrorists in exchange? “From security point of view it was not a good decision. What if the hijackers changed their mind...Taliban was with them with ISI backing” - Ajit Kumar Doval IPS.

3. What post-facto action was taken against the erring, indolent and irresponsible officers in the Intelligence Departments and the top IAS, IPS bureaucrats?

4. The case was investigated by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which charged 10 people out of which seven including the five hijackers were still absconding and are in Pakistan. What punitive action was taken against Pakistan for aiding and abetting the hijackers?

Masood Azhar, the terrorist released in Khandahar by the NDA Government founded the Jaish-e-Muhammed in 2000, which gained notoriety for its alleged role in the 2001 Indian Parliament attack.

The 2001 Indian Parliament attack was a high-profile attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists against the building housing the Parliament of India in New Delhi. A group of gunmen had broken through tight security to attack the Parliament Building in the Indian capital, New Delhi. At least 12 people were killed and 22 injured in the attack. There were about 100 Members of Parliament in the Parliament Building at the time, although most unfortunately, none of them were hurt.

On 14 December 2001, the NDA Home Minister LK Advani claimed, “We have received some clues about yesterday's incident, which shows that a neighbouring country, and some terrorist organisations are behind it”. In a true secular-Congress-Muslim-terrorism-appeasing style Advani could bring himself to mention (Islamic) Pakistan by name. Nationalism had oozed out of Advani.

The attack led to the 2001-2002 India-Pakistan military stand-off that resulted in the massing of troops on either side of the border. In late December 2001, both countries moved ballistic missiles closer to each other's border. By January 2002, India had mobilized around 500,000 troops and three Armoured Divisions on the Pakistani border, all concentrated along the Line of Control in Kashmir. Pakistan responded similarly, deploying around 300,000 troops to that region.

Tensions escalated significantly in May. On 14th May, 2002 three Pakistani Islamic terrorists attacked a tourist bus near Kaluchak in Jammu and Kashmir and massacred 34 people including 10 children most of whom were family members of Hindu and Sikh soldiers serving in Kashmir. The Indian Army was greatly angered by the attack.

But by mid-June 2002, the fatigued and Islam-embracing Prime Minister HAJpayee’s NDA Government accepted Paki President General Musharraf’s Al Taqquiya offer to end militant infiltration into India. Further the Government of India removed all air restrictions over India and also lifted the naval blockade of Pakistan.

Pakistan utilized the opportunity presented by the NDA paralysis to threaten India with nuclear strikes if India attacked Pakistan with conventional forces.

By October 2002, HAJpayee’s NDA Government, having lost face over the Paki nuclear blackmail, ordered the demobilization of troops along the Pak border.

When Advani stepped down after six years in the Home Ministry, as many as 160 districts in the country had become infested with Maoists. CLEARLY, HE HAD FAILED TO NIP YET ANOTHER PROBLEM IN THE BUD.

Indian people who wanted a government which would take a strong stand on national security matters felt let down. Millions of Hindu supporters of the RSS-BJP now saw Vajpayee and Advani as two fatigued old toothless tigers living on old lost glory. In hindsight, the Hindu support for Vajpayee – Advani duo was unmerited.

As the Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister L.K Advani began to drift away from the Sangh and the VHP. The Hindu supporters thought now that they had a pro-Hindu Union Government for the first time, the Ram Temple was within their grasp. But their cherished hopes were belied and betrayed by Advani who was callously casual and even dismissive of the RAM JANMABHOOMI Temple Project.

A.B Vajpayee and L.K Advani abandoned the core ideology of Hindutva, which they had accepted in 1986 and adopted an opportunistic Common Minimum Program to remain in power. They abandoned the issues dear to their core Hindu supporters. For the Vajpayee - Advani duo, Hindutva was merely a means, an expedient to acquire political power. Their brand of Hindutva was a ‘use and throw’ variety! Perhaps for them, Hindutva was a disposable condom and nothing else!!

On 24 March 1986, a $285 million contract between the Govt of India and Swedish arms company Bofors was signed for supply 155mm Howitzer field guns numbering 410. About a year later, on 16 April 1987, Swedish Radio alleged that Bofors paid kickbacks amounting to INR640 million (US$11 million) to seal the deal. Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi and several others were implicated in this scandal. Ottavio Quattrocchi representing the petrochemicals firm Snamprogetti was the middleman in the scandal. The scale of the corruption was far worse than any that India had seen before and directly led to the defeat of Gandhi's ruling Indian National Congress party in the November 1989 general elections. The case came into light during Vishwanath Pratap Singh's tenure as Defence Minister. Rajiv Gandhi came to be known as Bofors Chor (Bofors Thief). The looted Bofors money was never brought back by the NDA Government despite being in power for a full term of five years.

J&K State had acceded to India with since the signing by Maharaja Hari Singh of the Instrument of Accession with Indian Government. Thanks to the treachery of Comrade Maulana Jawaharlal Nehru, the Constitution of India had incorporated Article 370 into it. As a consequence the State of Jammu & Kashmir had a separate Constitution, a separate Head of State and a separate Flag. Its head of Government, then Sheikh Abdullah, was designated Prime Minister. Even the Supreme Court, the Election Commission, and the Comptroller and Auditor General had no jurisdiction over the State. Besides, any Indian citizen wanting to visit J&K State was allowed entry only if he had a permit. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the State's ‘Prime Minister’ and leader of the Muslims in the Kashmir Valley, found the inclusion of Article 370 in the ‘Temporary and Transitional Provisions’ of the Constitution's Part XXI unsettling. He wanted ‘iron clad guarantees of autonomy’. Suspecting that the State's special status might be lost, Abdullah advocated independence from India, causing New Delhi to dismiss his Government in 1953, and place him under preventive detention.

Abolition of Article 370 has been the long-standing demand of the Kashmir Pundits fleeing genocide in the Kashmir Valley, the Hindus of Jammu as well as the demand of the Buddhists of Ladakh.

In LK Advani's blog this entry posted on Monday, March 22nd, 2010: “India will never allow the constitutional clock to be turned back in respect of the State’s integration with India. Indeed, all that the country wants to achieve now is to move forward to the complete abrogation of Article 370!” Why is this gas-bag LK Advani currently venting hot air? What did he do when he was the Union Home Minister? He never spoke once about the repeal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

In 1972, the then Union Law Minister H R Gokhale had strongly supported a Uniform Civil Code. Article 44 of the Constitution of India declares that “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India.” This Article which is one of the Directive Principles of State Policy is considered fundamental to the governance of the country. Did LK Advani think that the Common Minimum Program of the NDA took precedence over the Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution of India? Why did Advani not bring in legislation to implement the Uniform Civil Code?

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee resigned from the Union Government expressing sharp differences with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru over his mis-handling of Kashmir. He gave a call for Kashmir’s full integration with India. Dr. Mookerjee toured various parts of the country and then crossed over to J&K State where he was accosted by the J&K police, arrested and taken prisoner. This shocking news electrified the whole country. Tens of thousands of Jana Sangh workers began pouring in from all parts of India, all headed for Kashmir jails. The campaign lasted nearly two months, but it had a tragic denouement! On the night of June 23, 1953 the whole country was shocked to learn that Dr. Mookerji died while in detention. The nation felt outraged at the news of Dr. Mookerji’s martyrdom. Dr. B.C. Roy, Congress Chief Minister of West Bengal, and Dr. Mookerji’s mother wrote very agitatedly to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru urging a thorough enquiry into the tragedy. Dr. Mookerji’s mother publicly declared that her patriotic son was murdered in Sheikh Abdullah’s jail. Comrade Jawaharlal Nehru’s Muslim-appeasing Government was adamant in its pig-headed refusal to order an enquiry.

What prevented this LK Advani, the so-called Loh Purush (Iron Man), the alleged second Sardar Patel from ordering a Magisterial Inquiry into the death in custody of a patriot like Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee when every Naxalite/Maoist murderer and every cut-throat jihadi savage from Pakistan is accorded this privilege?


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is rumoured to have died in a plane crash at Taipei, Taiwan, on 18 August 1945 while en route to Tokyo and possibly later to the Soviet Union. His body was then allegedly cremated, and a Buddhist memorial service held at Nishi Honganji Temple in Taihoku. However, his alleged disappearance on August 18, i.e. just 3 days after the Japanese surrendered to the British sounds ominous. The absence of his body has led to many theories being put forward concerning his possible survival. Several committees have been set up by the Government of India to probe into this matter. The Inquiry Commission under JUSTICE MUKHERJEE, which investigated the Bose disappearance mystery in the period 1999–2005 approached the Taiwanese government, and obtained information from the Taiwan government that no plane carrying Bose had ever crashed in Taipei, and there was, in fact, no plane crash in Taiwan on 18 August 1945 as alleged. The Mukherjee Commission also received a report originating from the U.S. Department of State supporting the claim of the Taiwan Government that no such air crash took place during that time frame.

However, the Congress Government rejected, without citing reasons, the findings of the Mukherjee Commission, which was tabled in Parliament on 17th May 2006. Does alleged “Loh Purush” LK Advani expect the people of India to be so gullible as to believe that the Common Minimum Program of the NDA prevented him from declassifying all secret files pertaining to the disappearance of our beloved Netaji and ordering an Inquiry into the mystery of his disappearance?