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Should BJP do away with the Hindutva agenda?

Asked by mansi sharma, 15 Jun '09 10:50 am
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If BJP wants to be accepted by people of all the religions and faiths in India, it should do away with the Hindutva agenda. With Hindutva, people from other religions are unable to support the BJP. There are very good leaders in the BJP on national as well as state levels throughout India but a few hard core ones create panic in the hearts of people of other religions by harping on Hindutva time and again. Just having some persons from other religions in the BJP does not give it the image of a party for people of all religions. But there is a major problem here. If they do away with Hindutva, RSS and a major chunk of the leaders and supporters of BJP are likely to split and this fact is well know to all the leaders of the BJP.
Answered by Francisco, 15 Jun '09 04:50 pm

 
  
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Sai Ram. No, since then they will lose Hindu votes and will in any case not get Muslim votes also. Thus they will be double losers. They need to differentiate themselves from Congress clearly. By the way, I am not a fan of any political party including BJP.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 16 Jun '09 11:41 am

 
  
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Well then who the hell\'s going to carry the agenda? The problem is BJP is not at all carrying the agenda in the way they should have been. Perhaps the \'women\'s liberty\' agenda contradicts the Hindutva agenda very strongly and we know how did the female leaders of BJP have performed and what they are up to. The solution perhaps may lie in how well the two can be aligned and inducted in the party\'s agenda. I can tell you the loss in Rajasthan was single-handedly done by Vasundhara Raje and it was never Congress who won on their own. There may be thousands of visible examples i.e. divorces, social changes, social rebellion based on gender bias etc. happening in the homes of Indian HUFs. It\'s a simple thing to learn from - if this is happening at almost every or every second home in the nation then why wouldn\'t happen at the party level?
Answered by Grover Omprakash, 16 Jun '09 07:31 am

 
  
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No, but they should not highlight that anymore since it has become outdated and obsolete. Rather they shall focus more on futuristic instead of past/historic events. And stress on whole India\'s realities instead of only Hindu religion.
Answered by poonam duggal, 15 Jun '09 11:55 pm

 
  
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Lots of suggestions were forwarded to BJP / ADVANI ,as their SURVIVAL PACKAGE. BUT ALAS! ADVANI did not pay heeds to those. Religious fanaticism & Theocratic ideas are inversely proportional to the MASS-EDUCATION. ADVANI is not intelligent enough in crying hard ,on those partinent . His immediate agenda, inter-alia, should be: * RESERVATIONS only on economic criteria. *Uniform Civil Procedure Codes & Educational System. *Guaranteed food, shelter, clothes, education & health to all BPL categories. *Capital Punishment for economic offences too * To arrest population explosion to \" 0 \" growth by 2015 * Shoot at sight and more stringent LAWS for terrorists.
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 15 Jun '09 12:05 pm

 
  
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YES,YES,YES. There should be no mix of politics and religion. Though, now-a-days, politicians have no morals and no religion, then, why religion mix in politics. Politics shouls be social and economic centred.
Answered by sadiq umer, 16 Jun '09 08:14 am

 
  
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Again this is an hidden agenda: A new parameter, however to come to power
Answered by jameel ahmed, 16 Jun '09 09:21 am

 
  
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If they do this the already fragile BJP will cease to exist. few votes they get is only bcs. of Hindutava.
Answered by SALIM SHAH, 16 Jun '09 08:54 am

 
  
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Nahi.BJP ki seetey jarur kam ayi hai.Par jarurat hai..Bina guilty feel kiye,pehle jaise aatmavishwas se kam karey.Sushma ne aaj sahi kaha ki jwalamukhi fatne ke samay shant rehna chahiye.Anyways..Hindu hona fakra ki baat hai,hum subke liye..Chahe cong ho ya bhajpa.Isme kaise sharam.YE mudda tha hamesha rahega.
Answered by virendra virendra, 16 Jun '09 12:14 am

 
  
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No way ...Hindutva is the mother of all ....It has nothing to do with any party.. It is like saying should we neglect our mother... such an option does not exist ....
Answered by krishna iyer, 16 Jun '09 09:39 am

 
  
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