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Old Jan Sangh was respected by many for its principled politics. But what went wrong with this party when it became BJP?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 28 Feb '12 12:20 pm
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You know in politics the best thing is to be in the opposition, because that is one place from which one can sincerely adhere to all principled politics. They are not in power, don't have access to the corridors of influence, there are no money bags waiting out there to entice you because there is nothing much you can do for anyone.

The problem I think has nothing to do with the change over of name. Once they became part of the power structure, they too succumbed to the normal human frailties. They couldn't hold themselves up anymore on grounds of principles or integrity or propriety of governance. The inducements were huge, the influence was overwhelming and for the first time, you understood what it meant to be a 'king', that sense of superior arrogance and satisfaction that you get in doling out anything and everything to the hangers-on and the ordinary praja.

And with that, it changed everything. They just got infused into the culture of the polity that they are now a part ...more
Answered by Omega, 28 Feb '12 12:36 pm

 
  
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Just only one reason - Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

They were a disciplined unit, working for principles, before they tasted power the first time around. The decay started setting in after that. After they completed one full term, they too were corrupted absolutely. Principles were thrown to wind. Discipline became a thing of the past. One-upmanship was the order of the day.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 28 Feb '12 07:46 pm

 
  
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Nothing went wron when become BJP, it was treated as darling of Midle class indian,traders and students, when BJP gained power in centre, immediately shiftd from its ideology to make money/ grab power
Answered by sushil trivedi, 28 Feb '12 12:25 pm

 
  
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As people say the power corrupts and public mandate corrupts absolutely .
Answered by truthmissile, 28 Feb '12 12:22 pm

 
  
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Nothing really !
It is just that you need some level of flexibility to survive in the political arena, and BJP has just made space for itself at a little distance from hardlined policies of Jan Sangh !!
Answered by Sunil Dodeja, 28 Feb '12 03:11 pm

 
  
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Well , all political parties are the same but with different selling points
Answered by azam khan, 28 Feb '12 12:23 pm

 
  
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There is nothing wrong but to fight evils sometime evil tactis are applied to survive.but still it is better than others.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 28 Feb '12 09:48 pm

 
  
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The people changed....
Answered by Karan Sehgal, 28 Feb '12 06:09 pm

 
  
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Canvas,risk-taking capacity,philosophy aims and object of olden party were not meeting to need of time.
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 28 Feb '12 03:52 pm

 
  
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Lack of dynamic leadership ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Answered by Union Tango, 28 Feb '12 12:23 pm

 
  
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