Thursday, December 10, 2009

December 6th----Open Letter to Ashok SInghal --- by Tapan Kumar Ghosh

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    • An open letter to venerable Ashok Singhalji in commemoration of 6th. December

      Tapan Kumar Ghosh
      Respected Ashokji,
      Sadar Pranam(Obeissances unto you).
    • Ram Mandir movement was the greatest mass movement ever enacted in Indian history. Gandhi's mass movement had much lower participation, much fewer representations from every strata of society. The huge, unparalleled public support that we got was enough for demolishing that structure of four hundred and fifty years in just four and half hours. This public support ought to have been invested for the construction of Ram Temple.

      In lieu of canalizing that unprecedented public support towards construction of Ram Temple, we very wrongly diverted it towards gaining political power. Our acquired ‘capital’ flew into political canal. The logic that was put forward in defence of this line was that after acquiring power, the temple would be built up by enacting new legislation. Actually, in deep sub conscious mind of the leadership fatigue and greed worked on. The same thing happened to Congress leadership in 1947. 'How long should we not be in opposition?' ' How long should we carry out agitation and struggle?'
    • To compromise with ideology and to politicise this Ram Mandir issue--this was not a sole BJP decision, the whole of Sangha Parivar took the decision. So, BJP alone is not responsible for renouncing ideology.
    • Three domes were demolished and a temporary temple with clothes was made. After all these happened, Narasimha Rao dismissed the Kalyan Singh Govt. in UP at 5 in the afternoon. Clearance of the rubbles of the structure took one more day. Karsevaks took two more days to leave Ayodhya and Faizabad. The Govt. did not arrest a single person out of lakhs of Karsevaks.
      So called pro-Hindu BJP was not in power. How were all these possible with Congress, an out and out appeaser for Muslim votes being in power?
    • All these incidents clearly point out that Political leaders of all hue and cry understand the pulse of the people. Whether RSS has political power or not that does not matter. There was a great potentiality in the Ram Mandir movement and it was not an ordinary bomb but an atomic bomb which could unleash an earthquake beneath the chairs of Power and Pelf---this very truth was known to Rajiv, Narasimha and Congress. That is what made them comply with everything and bow down before the people’s sentiment. Their field is not people's power, their specialization is not on religious sentiment. Their only expertise is politics and they can play in political field only. As long as we were in our fields, we were in advantageous position. The moment we left our field and entered to play in their fields, we lost the advantage. The outcome,192 to 125. If we tread the same path, we shall reduce to cipher.
    • In a nutshell, not " First Power and then Temple" but " First temple and then power." We had to wait till we can win absolute majority on our own. Till that time we had to stick to temple issue and never to haste for power.
    • Today's Ram ( Hindu collective leadership) killed Bali ( demolition of Babri Masjid) and ascended the throne of Kiskindhya. So, Sita could not be rescued (Construction of Temple).

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