Thursday, January 9, 2014
The attack on AAP office is a shameful act. In democracy, there is no place for violence. The way little known Hindu outfits stormed into Aam Admi Party office at Kausambi in Gaziabad to record their anger over the controversial statement of AAP senior leader and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan about the referendum on the deployment of Army in Kashmir is completely unacceptable. Though Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal has distanced himself from Prashant Bhushan’s statement on Kashmir and said that it his personal view and the party has nothing to do with it, he has not acted against him for issuing such statement on the important issue like this time and again. AAP party leaders have charged that the attack on their Kausambi office by the members of Hindu Raksha Sena is the handiwork of BJP. BJP has said that it has nothing to do with the attack and none of the attackers is its member. Law will take its own course. As BJP sympathizers and well wishers are extremely disgusted with AAP because it has stopped them from coming to power, needle of suspicion for attack on BJP seems probable. So, they have got an opportunity in the controversial statement on Kashmir to attack AAP office. It is their attempt to defame APP on the issue of Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir is the integral part of India and it will remain so. The entire nation is united and speaks in voice on the issue of Kashmir. Kashmir is the heart and soul of India. The deployment of army there is based on internal and external threat perception. Army is there to protect life and property of the people and sovereignty of the nation. The deployment of army cannot be possible by referendum. Government decides army deployment on the basis of security threat perception in wherever necessary in the country. But it does not mean that if ever a politician or any other individual issues statement different from the stated position of the nation should be beaten or political party office should be vandalized in democracy. It is totally unjustified and no body should take law into his hands. The attack on APP office must be condemned by one and all. It may be possible that the attackers could be in one way or the other associated with BJP, which is the political wing of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS). RSS has several offshoots working in different fields for the cause of Hinduism. It is the inspirational fountainhead of all its wings. Though it is a cultural organization on paper only, it decides the political decision of its political offshoot BJP. With the defeat of Congress and stopping the BJP from getting power after Delhi Assembly elections, AAP with the outside support of Congress formed government in Delhi. This political development appears to have angered the BJP most. The emergence of AAP in Delhi a splendid and superb fashion is posing the biggest challenge for the prime ministerial aspiration of BJP for its Prime Ministerial candidate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. It has become clear from the result of Delhi assembly elections that Narendra Modi’s campaigning was neutralized by AAP and deprived BJP of power in Delhi. BJP failed to get 36 seats in the Delhi assembly to form government on its own. BJP could bag only 32 seats. So, it is natural to be angry with the political party, which is obstructing its way to power. With Delhi in bag, AAP is emerging stronger and stronger in all the metros and other cities of the country. It poses a very big challenge to both the BJP and the Congress. Before the emergence of AAP, BJP had almost assured itself of getting all votes of the people who have become annoyed and disenchanted with the Congress-led UPA regime, which has become synonymous with price rise and corruption. But with the coming of AAP in the fray in a very strong way, the BJP has become a little bit nervous. And this nervousness is the cause behind the alleged attack by its sympathizers on AAP office. This is undemocratic act and must be condemned by one and all.