"But the Muslim Brotherhood are the original Al Qaeda," I protested to my brother over the phone. "No, but they have changed and they have now promised inclusiveness to accommodate Coptic Christians and liberals too," he said. Well, the Muslim Brotherhood didn't change as I guessed. The ban was lifted, they came to power in Egypt and were given red carpet treatment by Obama and the rest of the world. But in a short span of time, they forced the Shariah down the throats of their countrymen and when Morsi tried to usurp all power, the army finally cut him down to size, resulting in a bloody civil war.
Now it's India's turn to make the crucial decision of whether to elect Narendra Modi and the BJP just like Egypt had elected Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood into power. Should India fall into the same trap - Modi, just like Morsi, has talked about inclusiveness and hinted at making constitutional changes (like the Uniform Civil Code).However, going by the track records of the BJP, RSS (the parent organisation of BJP and Modi) and Modi, there is plenty of reasons to have doubts on their electoral promises. Let's take a quick look at their track records:
The BJP: Referred to as "Bharat Jalao Party" by none other than Ram Vilas Paswan and "riot-making party" by Mamata Banerjee for their involvement in riots and heinous crimes like the Gujarat riots and Babri Masjid Demolition. An FIR was even lodged in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots against 49 BJP and RSS men for the murder of Sikhs in Delhi in retaliation against the assassination of Indira Gandhi - a leader they hated! Swamy, a BJP leader, has threatened to drive out Christians and Muslims out of India if they refuse to acknowledge their Hindu ancestry. As for corruption scandals, the BJP Party President, Bangaru Laxman, was caught red-handed taking a bribe (on National TV) for accepting cash in return for favours on defence deals when NDA was in power!
The RSS: Indian secularists shall always blame the RSS and the Sangh Parivar (umbrella outfits) for the death of Mahatma Gandhi. An ex-RSS man (at least Godse claimed in court that he was no longer with them) assassinated Mahatma Gandhi and RSS cadres distributed sweets to celebrate this event! Sardar Vallabhai Patel (whose giant statue the "monumentally stupid" Modi is constructing) banned the RSS as it “posed a threat to national unity" and (further stated) "Individual members of the RSS have indulged in acts of violence involving arson, robbery, dacoity and murder and have collected illicit arms and ammunition." The Sangh Parivar has not mended its ways - the Muzzafarnagar and Kandhmal riots, the ghastly burning of Christian missionary Graham Staines and his two young sons, the attack on women outside a Mangalore pub and the online threat by online Sanghi trolls warning of retaliation against minorities for the "thousands of years of suppression of Hindu aspirations" are clinching proofs of this fact.Even now RSS leaders are suspected of terrorist attacks such as the Malegaon bombing and the blasts on the Samjhauta Express.
Modi: The charges against Modi are serious - (1) Enabling the deaths of thousands of Hindus, Muslims and other Gujaratis by giving a free hand to rioters - Top cops have said that Modi conducted two meetings: in the first meeting he told the police to go soft on rioteers, while the second meeting was a pep talk for the rioteers themselves.(2) There is a charge that Modi could have used the underworld to kill Haren Pandya, his once trusted aide for spilling the beans on the secret meeting before the riots.(3) Amit Shah, Modi aide masterminded Ishrat Shrums killing and other Fake encounters misusing the Gujarat police force and Modi's involvement cannot be ruled out (4) Modi has targeted top cops like Sanjiv Bhatt who opposed the riots and bought off or threatened critics and human rights activists or given them awards to change their views (5) Modi has fostered Crony Capitalism in Gujarat with Ambani benefiting with higher tariffs and Adani with low cost land – burdening Gujaratis – Parag Shah who helped in some of the above crimes became a General Manager at Reliance http://www.truthofgujarat.com/
Placing these facts before you, dear readers, I rest my case. Let not Modi do to India what Morsi has done to Egypt!