Monday, August 24, 2009

It's about leadership stupid.

Now this must qualify as one of the most dim witted statement I have heard from Ravi Shankar Prasad and the BJP. In an interview on TV yesterday (in an obvious reference to the likes of Jaswant Singh, Sudheendra Kulkarni et. al.) he said that there are these intellectuals who come to the party are rewarded with good posts and then they go away when things don't go as per their wishes, while the average party worker sweats for the party without any rewards for his effort and the sole motive of serving the country and the party.

Well if he was suggesting that now the masses (of the cadre) will lead the masses (the general public) it is downright silly. If he said this in an attempt to boost the morale of the party workers it sounds all too disingenuous.

Looks like, the BJP has forgotten the lessons from the life of Ram (and perhaps also their own history). Only a Ram could have transformed a vanar sena (army of monkeys) into a powerful force that devastated the much powerful army of Ravan. The vanar sena gave itself willingly for Ram. It was their faith in Ram and his cause (that he represented without compromise) that gave them their strength. Led by Ram the vanar sena could win against a mighty demonic army.

So if you e.g. consider me to be a common BJP supporter (a vanar in the BJP’s army) I'd gladly give my time and energy for an inspiring leader. I'm sure that's also true for the hundreds of thousands of the cadres and the ordinary BJP supporters.

People gladly gave their time and energy and even undertook great risks when Vajpayee and Advani provided the leadership. That's what propelled the BJP forward. Leadership. That's what propels an army, a nation, an enterprise forward. Leadership.

All the talk about ‘collective leadership’ is humbug. Shared responsibility? Yes. Collective leadership? That's an oxymoron.

If at all it is that the BJP has to find its next Vajpayee and the next Advani and even the next Jaswant. Surely there must be great talent amongst its cadres but the search cannot be limited to this group.

By the way, the best assaults on the treasury benches in the parliament were led by rebel BJP camp (Jaswat Singh, Yashwant Sinha et. al.). And if the incumbent camp (Advani, Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj et. al. look a little jaded in comparison, it is perhaps their compromise with excellence that has robbed them of their shine.

2 comments:

  1. http://hinduonline.blogspot.com/


    Before the grand lanch function of "Bharat Swabhiman Mission"
    Baba Ramdev seems to be genueinly interested
    in the betterment of desh, dharam, rajniti
    and i used to watch him on Aastha channel regularly

    But right from the lanch function of "Bharat Swabhiman Mission"
    where Babaji had invited a Shia Muslim maulaavi
    and introduced him as his darling brother
    speeches of Babaji has lost its sharpness
    for the protection of desh, dharam, rajniti

    Maybe its the price one has to pay
    to garner support of all residing in india
    and whether they are muslim
    it does not matter

    As a common hindu
    what more could i have done but
    only stopped actively watching Babaji
    from that lanch function
    though i still regard Babaji
    as a great yoga master
    and for his oratory skills

    But, now in the present controvercy
    of Devband fatva against Vande Mataram
    attended by Babaji and home minister
    hindus should protest and show their displeasure
    to both Babaji and home minister
    for agreeing to be a part of function
    working against the spirit of Bharat
    and consolidating/ fanning the Jihadi movement

    As politicians support Jihadis
    for capturing muslim vote bank
    is Babaji trying to capture
    muslim and sickular followers
    by agreeing to attend Jihadi function
    and not speacking out against
    the fatva then and there
    not even 2 days after that

    all this when Babaji is
    the most outspoken hindu guru
    who is more than ready to
    give sound bytes on each and every
    topic including yoga
    and never take any nonsense
    laying down from any celebrited reporters/ editors

    is it that like all other leaders
    whether they are politicians or not
    they are always supporting Jihadis
    at the cost of hindus
    and like them Babaji too
    wants to capture muslim and sickular followers
    and / or
    even Babaji fears from Jihadis

    O Hindus come out of your hibrenation
    how long you want to wait
    for things to get worse
    before trying for their recovery

    its easy to get charged up against Jihadis
    but path to recovery goes first
    by winning over the sickular hindus

    O Hindus, this is the time
    to lanch campainge against
    all sickular hindus
    in the form of Babaji
    and dont wait for RSS/ BJP/ VHP
    dont look forward for their orders
    listen to your heart/ mind

    Babaji has a reputation
    of coming out sucessfully
    from every controvery in the past
    which where lanched by sickulars
    but this time
    if common hindus campainge
    against his sickular tendencies
    at least he has to say sorry
    for his moments of weakness

    i appeal all PRO-HINDU bloggers
    to write-up on this topic from their heart
    so that greater clearity and publicity to
    hindu's view emerage in media

    also remember that
    blogging alone cannot provide
    answers to worldly problems.


    http://hinduonline.blogspot.com/2009/11/original-post-no-4-o-hindus-come-out-of.html



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  2. hello blogger friend,

    for so long you didnot post on your blog.

    is everything alright?

    looking forward to your posts.

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