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Uddhav can still fulfill Balasaheb’s dream if works for Hindutva not as per Eknath but for realizing SAARC with US-led global order. By Hem Raj Jain
The political turmoil is going-on in Maharashtra (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-61891133) where Shiv Sena (SS) leader / MLA Eknath Shinde is threatening to defect along with many SS MLAs if Chief Minister and the SS Chief Uddhav Thackeray doesn’t dissolve his government (which is with the support of Sharad Pawar led NCP and Sonia Gandhi led Congress party) and forms a new government with Modi led BJP. Eknath is reportedly aggrieved because under Uddhav the SS has allegedly given-up Hinduism / Hindutva. The Hindutva was made important for the SS by Uddhav’s father Balasaheb Thackeray hence Uddhav can still fulfill Balasaheb’s dream if works for removing the defects of the SS and by working for Hinduism / Hindutva not as suggested by Eknath but for realizing SAARC in tandem with US-led global order as given below:-
(1)- I know the defects of the SS during Balasaheb’s time because I was associated with the SS from 1986 to 2003 in Navi Mumbai, Kota, Bhopal and Delhi (where I worked for SS trade union in Navi Mumbai, was office bearer of the SS from City to State level and contested election for the SS for Loksabha in 1998 from Kota, worked for SS in Bhopal and started trade union in Delhi for the SS in 2002-03). I had to stop working for the SS in 2003 because the SS started inflicting physical violence on me because I was demanding organizational elections in the SS (by giving legal notice to even the Election Commission of India). Though like any other great person Balasaheb (who started the only garam-dal in India that is why I also worked for it) committed these mistakes as human being but any body who has lived in India or has followed the politics of India closely from eighties to first decade of this century knows that if there was one politician who had immense potential of transforming India FOR THE BETTER but couldn’t then he was Balasaheb Thackeray. Fortunately Uddhav can easily fulfill the dream / mission of his father Balasaheb by doing the following.
(2)- Balasaheb is known as the first and genuine Hindu-Hriday Samrat (ruler of the hearts of Hindus) but failed in achieving ‘Akhand Bharat’ due to four reasons (i)- Balasaheb gave partial treatment to Maharashtra (especially Mumbai) and neglected Shiv Sainiks of rest of India (ii)- Balasaheb failed to understand that a political party is supposed to strengthen the State (which is law in modern times) but during his leadership the SS took criminal laws of India for granted. It was of-course a difficult balancing act for the SS being a garam-dal (hot-headed party) unlike another Hindutva party the BJP which is naram-dal (cool headed party) (iii)- Like other Hindutva party (BJP) Balasaheb also took Hindutva as anti-Muslims (iv)- Balasaheb couldn’t realize the importance of military power of the USA which has been running global political order through the UN.
(3)- The SS should understand that territory is a martial subject and is always decided by military power which India didn’t have in 1947 because it (unlike the USA) didn’t raise guns against Britishers for independence. The USA & UK engineered India’s partition which Indian leaders like Gandhi, Jinnah, Nehru, Patel, Suhrawardy, Liaqat Ali Khan etc couldn’t understand / suspect and naively trifurcated the motherland. Even in criminal law whoever gets the benefit of crime is suspected the most. The USA & UK achieved their objective when after partition Pakistan became a member of SEATO & CENTO to contain the USSR. Now the SS should take the advantage of present global political order to realize ‘Akhand Bharat’ [which RSS & BJP talk 24x7 but do every thing (through anti-Muslim policies) to sabotage]. The West led by the USA is presently trying to win cold war - II of ‘liberal Western democracy’ against ‘authoritarian Chinese democracy’ hence the USA is interested in SAARC under the leadership of India so that Chinese influence can be reduced in SAARC region.
(4)- The above said first defect of the SS can be removed if the SS carries out regular organizational elections and the elections of the candidates of the SS (for Parliament, State Legislatures and Local bodies) are financed by the SS because elected representatives generally work only for those who finance their elections.
(5)- The second defect of the SS can be removed if the SS makes it clear to its members and office bearers through its constitution that the SS believes in remaining on the right side of the laws of the land.
(6)- The third defect of the SS can be removed if the SS mentions in its constitution that it will work for the realization of SAARC hence will not tolerate anti-Muslim sentiments and policies. For this the SS should not oppose if Muslims file following 8 writ petitions in Supreme Court of India (SCI) (though Muslims may not do it for all of these 8):-
(i)- The 6 petitions in SCI as mentioned at https://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/opinion-details/4020
(ii)- In the present situation after ‘Nupur controversy’ Muslims can also file two more writ petitions in the SCI for giving guidelines to governments of Union and all the States of India (by recommending a tribunal etc) which will give permission for lodging FIRs for religion related crimes (blasphemy etc) and for so-called sedition (by understanding that in democracy the patriotism of citizens is never questioned). The criminal cases about these two matters are mainly harming / harassing the Muslims.
(7)- The fourth defect of the SS can be removed if the SS mentions in its constitution that - “[ The SS believes that in this age of advanced science & technology globalization is inevitable which is not possible without a global political order. Because present global order of the UN (with many defects) have been destroyed by Russia through Ukraine war but Russia is not prepared to launch an alternate global order hence India will work for global order under the leadership of the USA, the leader of free world (the secular democracies) either by improving the existing global order of the UN or otherwise]”.
(8)- The SS should also mention four points / issues in its constitution (i)- Any problem of law & order faced by Hindus / Sikhs who would go in Pakistan and Bangladesh with above mentioned ‘dual citizenship’ would be solved by first realizing mini-SAARC of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan (which doesn’t recognize Durand Line) (ii)- the Indo-China border dispute is a legal dispute unlike India's dispute with Pakistan (which is a political dispute about united-J&K). Hence this Indo-China border dispute can easily be resolved and should be resolved by referring it to the ‘UN Judicial Commission’ which China can’t refuse being a permanent member of the UN (iii)- Along with plebiscite in united J&K India should work for a plebiscite in Balochistan too, the IoA which was procured by Pakistan under military pressure (iv)- India shall actively work for the realization of ‘Federation of Secular Democratic SAARC’.
(9)- In order to achieve its objectives of realizing FSD-SAARC quickly (and otherwise also) it should be mentioned in the SS constitution that for rapid economic progress of India the SS shall ensure the recovery of about Rs 1,000 Trillion (Lakh Crore) from about 1 million Tax evaders as mentioned at https://english.newsnationtv.com/article/121125-news-nation-disclosure-on-blackmoney-kharabpati-farmers-take-agriculture-route-t.html and https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/businethe SS/india-businethe SS/Prominent-people-hiding-taxable-income-Jaitley/articleshow/51408323.cms
It is hoped Uddhav Thackeray will fulfill the dream / mission of his charismatic father Balasaheb Thackeray by ensuring that the Shiv Sena works for ‘Akhand Bharat’ (FSD-SAARC) which in the present situation can easily be achieved by working in tandem with US-led global political order during on-going cold war - II.
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