BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday gave away the BJP’s dangerous plan for the future on replacing its development agenda with that of hardcore Hindutva. Taking to Twitter, Swamy said that the success for the BJP was now guaranteed since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dumped the agenda of development in favour of Hindutva.
Known for not mincing words, Swamy tweeted, “PTs may remember that I had openly urged Namo to concentrate on Hindutva and on fighting corruption and not touch the issue of Vikas. I find Now that is what he is doing. Now success assured.”
PTs may remember that I had openly urged Namo to concentrate on Hindutva and on fighting corruption and not touch the issue of Vikas. I find Now that is what he is doing. Now success assured
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) April 17, 2019
His tweet coincided with the BJP’s announcement of fielding the 2008 Malegaon terror accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur Singh as its candidate from Bhopal in this year’s Lok Sabha polls. Pragya, who spent years in jail for her role in the terrorist act that killed seven people and injured over 100, will contest against Digvijay Singh of the Congress.
Modi had won the 2014 Lok Sabha polls by promising development. However, he has been seen seeking votes this time around by invoking the agenda of Hindutva. He’s even repeatedly violated the Model Code of Conduct, but the Election Commission has chosen to look the other way.
In one of his first election rallies in Maharashtra’s Wardha, Modi had provoked Hindus to teach the Congress a lesson. He also accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of choosing Wayanad in Kerala as a second seat because Hindus were in minority here. His claim was widely rejected since Hindus constitute nearly 50 percent of Wayanad’s population.
Seeking vote by invoking religion is seemed a big violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
Modi has also been invoking the armed forces to seek votes in his election speeches, which is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. More recently, the Congress had released a stunning video of a mysterious black trunk being taken out of Modi’s official chopper before being loaded into a nearby parked car. The Congress had alleged that black money was being transported using the PM’s helicopter.