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It is a pity that a democracy like India should face a situation in which the right of a citizen is challenged Jaswant singh is expelled from the BPJ as he wrote against the core beliefs of the party. Have Narendra modi and his ilk even saw Mr.Singhs book before they took the decision to ban its sale in Gujarat? There are civilized ways of rebutting a literary thesis. Is not it? What is your comment on this?

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Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 22 Aug '09 11:59 am
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Right of the citizen is subservient to party discipline. I am not defending BJP. When you or I join a party, we are agreeing to abide by the discipline of the party. So, there is no violation of any citizens's rights here.
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 22 Aug '09 07:16 pm

 
  
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Jaswant Singh has come a long way from his home in the desert districts of Rajasthan. Commissioned in the Indian Army when barely nineteen, he went through two wars whilst in service (1962 and 1965) before resigning his commission to pursue a political career. He has served seven terms in Parliament, and, in the BJP-led governments of 1996 and 1998-2004, held charge of six ministries of the Government of India, including External Affairs, Defence and Finance. Regarded as an authority on Indian foreign policy and national security, Jaswant Singh is among the most respected names in the country's public life, and in the world of diplomacy.

Whatever he says in his book JINNAH:India Partition Independence he says with authority. The truth he brought out in his book one cannot challenge. Jaswant singh has claimed that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's centralized polity was responsible for partition. He has also criticized Sardar Patel.

Jasawant Singhs remark should perturb Congress but not B ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 22 Aug '09 02:20 pm

 
  
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Joyesh, to understand the coz of explelling from BJP..one need to understand BJP's culture and Mindset.. BJP is a political representation of RSS that is an Hindu Identiy.. Any political association which has religion has a backbone is bound to be fundamentalist.. so it is with BJP.. It has nothing to do with freedom of expression or literary thesis.. Anything that is bound with anti-religion or communal has to get punished.. so with Jaswant Singh.. In my view first Jaswant Singh needed to understand BJP prior to writing a secular literary peice..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 22 Aug '09 01:49 pm

 
  
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Two points are here in this question ---first ouster of jaswantji and secondly , banning of the book in gujrat. . in the first expulsion , right or wrong ,it the internal matter of bjp of which jaswantji was a member . now about the book .everybody has freedom to write but obviously not a to z whatever he likes . being a member of bjp he must obey the rules and regulation of bjp , which he himself was a party to frame secondly , ,banning of the book in gujrat ------ again , right or wrong ,the state govt has this power to do so.. remember , the taslima nasrin"s book "lajjya "was banned by the govt of west bengal under the pressure from the fundamentalists .remind you , jaswantji is a an elected mp from darjeeling ,west bengal .he supports the demand of gorkha land ,there by dividing west bengal .this shows just to become a mp , he can support even wrong causes .
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 22 Aug '09 01:09 pm

 
  
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Very good question Joyesh ji. Its a thought provoking question. The expulsion of Mr.Jaswant Singh is merely political to save the face of RSS and BJP in the name of Sardar patel. Kyon ki sadiyon se apne logon ko galat shiksha deke aaya...same what radicals do in Pakistan. Whatever he mentioned about Jinnah is right. He was a secular man. From his political view, way of life and principle based on secularism. What Jinnah did was same as Neta ji did. Both reflects the disagreement with Cocus of Gandhi ji. But I too oppose Jaswant Singh decision to include and crucify the name of Patel in this. Patel was an efficient man but he was addicted to Gandhism. Second thing one who joined all these splitted states to unite india, then why should he support partition of pakisthan. This is the fact in which Mr.Jaswant Singh have grudge. Because he belongs to Royal family from Rajasthan. Almost all Kshatriyas hate patel. Because he abolished the rights of kings and offered Royalty. In this process ...more
Answered by peekay first, 22 Aug '09 12:44 pm

 
  
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I will tell one things....in the name of democracy.....some demons are crushing the others right with their nasty Ideology where as right to speak is the constitutional right of a person......people are making mockery of democracy with their activity as detectorship......that is the reason no one is having faith on BJP......if they don't have the discipline in the party, what they wil do if they will come to power......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 22 Aug '09 12:33 pm

 
  
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Indian democracy is a hypocracy. We are just saying its worlds biggest democracy. what gives it to us? BJP or any political party says if you are a member of the party u should not have your own views. if jinnah was a culprit who made india devide into two countries, lots of ppl lost thir life... what is happening in Gujarat? indian history already twisted and teaches in school/ college. if we have absolute freedom we should have freedom of expression. Jaswant Singh' view is that so he wrote a book. if you dont like u dont read. Why should be expelled. Advani once praise Jinnah when he visited Pakistan. is not a sin?
Answered by Kurian Chacko, 22 Aug '09 12:32 pm

 
  
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This is what called as Politics-There is no place for individual's opinion-Party decides means that's it;Infact I also did ask abt this topic and the response was poor-LKA spoke good abt Jinnah while touring Pakistan and was made the oposition Leader(With Cabinet Rank)The other guy is shown the door-So it is all in the political game Can't help it;BJP is gone to dogs Literally-Astray
Answered by SriniVenkat, 22 Aug '09 12:25 pm

 
  
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India never enjoyed DEMOCRACY.
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 22 Aug '09 12:01 pm

 
  
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I second PK G
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 22 Aug '09 05:54 pm

 
  
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