Modi-Shah Plan: Big Push For Hindutva Ahead Of 2019
- Ready for gallows for Ram temple: Uma Bharati
New Delhi: Fire brand Union minister Uma Bharati said she is ready for any kind of sacrifice for the construction of a ram temple at Ayodhya. She was speaking to reporters after meeting Yogi Adityanath, Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
“Ram temple is a matter of belief for me and I have immense pride in it… if I have to go to jail for it I will go, if I have to hang myself for it I will do it..If I am executed for it, I am ready,” the foremer Chief minister of Madhya Pradesh remarked.
Uma Bharati was an active participant in the ram temple movement and her controversial remark of “aur ek dhakka maro.. “ when the historic Babri Masjid was razing to ground by the Hindu zealots in 1992 strirred up a row and landed her in legal trouble.
It is quite obvious that BJP leadership is vigorously and methodically pushing the Hindutva agenda before the 2019 general elections and the Uma Bharati and others were said to be tasked with whipping up of Hindu sentiment. The warning of Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh that those who kill cows will be hanged to death; the lynching of a 55-year old man in Alwar distict of Rajasthan by the alleged cow vigilantes and the controversy thereafter, Yogi Adityanath’s Hindutva push and the controversies he has been sparking off each passing day are some of the examples of late. The Modi- Amit Shah duo whose social engineering game plan has yielded rich dividends in UP polls, has reportedly eyed on aggressive Hindutva agenda for an all-India appeal. ‘caste equations differ from state to state. Local problems too vary. To beat out incumbency factor and win in as many states as possible in 2019 require a uniform all India strategy. The only way to strike a chord in the entire country is to touch upon the emotional issue and ram temple is the option. The temple issue has helped BJP rise big in Indian politics. So, to bank on a tested ground is better and that is what BJP is doing now” a senior Congress leader felt.
Narendra Modi who is seeking a re-election is now on upper note following the landslide win in UP. The Congress- which is down miserably- has to make a herculean effort for a comeback in the next two years. The problem for Modi may come from regional and smaller parties which are expected to gain much in their respective states and domains. Mr Modi certainly needs a strategy that could influence pan India and hence the polarization of Hindutva forces and the vigorous push of the agenda.