Monday, May 17, 2010

Deficit of right wing politics

Much of the Indian political system is left wing (socialist), from the left of center Congress to the extreme left wing Naxalites.

There is a deficit both in quantity and quality in right wing politics (that supports individual enterprise).

Given its wider geographical spread and deeper support base, the math is skewed in favour of the Congress. The bjp must do as good as having a strike rate of 80% in the states where it has a non zero presence to stand any chance of gaining power at the center. But I think we can leave the agenda of geographical spread and gaining depth of support per constituency to the bjp.

What it seems to me is of greater concern is quality of right wing politics. What we should be more concerned about are the ideas, values and principles that drive right wing politics in India than the group of people who today represent the bjp and other right wing parties.

There is a need to refine and reform the agenda of right wing politics as much as there is a need to influence and temper the national debate with right wing thinking.

1 comment:

  1. Much water has flown down the holy River Ganga since the birth of Janasangh and its subsequent reincarnation in the form of present BJP.Its progress is a mixed bag of feelings for those people who are well wishers of BJP because it has become a major political force which could rule our country for many years but in the process of tasting power many of its leaders became more corrupt than its congress counter parts. The price paid by BJP for its success is very high which has disappointed millions of nationalists. Unless a major corrective action is initiated without wasting any time, the 50 years long struggle and sacrifice of leaders like Pt Deendayal Upadyaya, S P Mukharji, Jagannath Rao Joshi. Atalji, Advaniji and many more may go to drains. Gujarath state is a feather in the crown for BJP where as Karnataka is a black spot.