It is clear that BJP has not been able to exploit the peoples' sentiments on recent terror strikes. People rejected politicization of terror which is a serious issue. Should the BJP introspect and come out with development issues instead ?
During the election campaign of the BJP, which made Vajpayee as PM., I genuinely believed in them as the agent of change & progress in India, given their manifesto. Their mainfesto read tough on terrorism & the emphasis on SWADES. They failed MISERABLY on both those fronts, even worst than Congress....which is what made me very dejected w/ them (and not the fact they have ppl like LK Advani etc).
On TERRORISM front, I saw how meek the BJP was when they faced Air India hijacking. They allowed the aircraft to take off to Taliban HQ (Khandahar) and also released some of India's most dangerous criminals including LeT founder Masood Azhar, who masterminded Mumbai terrorist attacks. And worst of all, they come forth w/ POTA...AFTER releasing ppl like Masood Azhar, and accuse Congress of being soft on terror.
Then there's Swades. I was hoping the BJP would remain true to this front at least but boy was I wrong. The BJP manif ...more