Politics in Pranayam. The atmosphere of anti-Indian-ness cannot be solved in adjustment devoid of Hindu Rashtravad. Part-I & II
Posted by hinduexistence on March 20, 2010
The confidence and constraints of Baba Ramdev. Politics of Pranayam towards a Ramrajya by Ramdev.
by Upananda Brahmachari
Part-I published on March 18, 2010 and Part-II on March 20, 2010
In this changing scenario we just see the today’s (16th March 2010) coverages in the English electronic media as seen in the internet that Baba Ramdev has completed the process to launch his Political Party still un-named through his apolitical social organ ” Bharat Swaviman Andolan” for a “Total System Change in India” rather than a “Convetional Political Change” in the States and the Center. For the last few years Baba rented the air with a slogan everywhere he went : Sattva badli bar bar, Bavasthya badalni hai iss bar, i.e. Change in Politics is a common thing. But we have to change the system this time. There is nothing pleasant situation for a common citizen for such a starvation free, corruption free, terror free, tension free healthy wealthy India than an out-rightly degenerated Bharat by the political extruders in all spheres. And in that direction Baba will set 543 MPs in the Parliament of India who will act as the Vikramadityas of the past. In a word the India and Indian parliament will be Judgment Seats of Vikramaditya again in the modern times. If true, surely the history will depict it as a ‘Golden era of Baba Ramdev’ in future.
Knowing fully well that ‘politics is not a childish game’, Baba plans ahead apparently slow but steady. But actually when to deliver, it will be perceived as deadly medium fast swing to bold out the opponents as the Bharat Swaviman Team Managers chalked out.
Then it is the strength of the Swaviman Team to ensure the success of the Total System Change so propagated and propounded by our revered Baba. But what is the structural strength of this Swaviman Team ?
As I saw in the Astha Channel today (16-03-2010) that Baba delivered his lecture to the Swaviman Team of Rajasthan in Jodhpur in very inspiring way to invade all the lane, bye-lanes and localities of all the villages and towns to make members of Bharat Swaviman to materialize the proposed change in India. The target is simple : ‘We will have five-ten lakh (five in small dists and ten in big dists) members in every district in a year or two, and they will become a big deciding political force in 2014 parliamentary election. It will be a solid vote bank..,’ he said, speaking in Hindi. Babaji also depends on this strength of simple mathematics.
But in India the politics of money and muscle power, corruption and conspiracy or the convention and the conception do not maintain any mathematics or matrix. So, how much the strength of the huge audience in front of the Astha Channel or the large participants in each and every Patanjali Yoga or Swaviman Shivir (Ramdevji claimed that personally he trained up 3 Crores of Yog Sainiks/ Yog Warriors in different camps) would be useful to capture the political power or control the political power in India, is a matter of speculation and prediction. If Baba is to usher into an alternative politics in India, it should be in ground reality.
In reality three types of men generally come to Baba. 1) Health related : i. Patient, ii. health conscious, iii. interested in health occupations/health trainings. 2) Business related : To run Seva Kendra of Patanjali Chikitsahalaya or to run very profitable and highly prospective Ayurvedic business in the brand name of Baba Ramdev and 3) Self-interested and opportunists. And from these three categories only 3% are interested in Politics. The Self- interested and opportunist group may jump to politics as a great follower of Baba, though they have fishy dedication and a little experience in it . But obviously there are some good exceptions in this general trend. There are good numbers of seekers and followers with ideals and dedications to this Yoga Guru. But most of them are not the Life members or the corporate members of Patanjali System. These genuine persons of erudite nature and varied experiences are disgusted by the self-interested and businessmen thronged into the closest circle around Baba. In other words, the power of Swaviman has already been vested in the grip of some businessmen or self-interested group or even under some section of political pressure group in some places to some extent. It is not the story of Rajasthan or West Bengal but such generalization has come up with a bitter reality. Where contribution of money is audaciously judged for grading the credential, some bitterness equates then with better-ness with no option.
When we talk about the betterment, we must emphasis the power to do better. In this connection Baba Ramdev has the inequitable attributes of his own class of excellence. He is a good organizer, superb orator, confident propagator, master of his discipline of Yoga-Pranayam-Ayurveda and a non-defeating huge personality. As a self conscious person Baba should confident about his success. But he should not ignore the constraints before him.
Through an elimination method Baba tried to measure the challenges in opposition, in a speech some days ago. He told the Netas (leaders) are already exposed for their out-right corruption. So, their challenges are finished as they will be summarily rejected by the patriotic people under Swaviman banner. The Abhinetas (actors) are not at all fit for the politics or administration. And the Players (Specially cricketers) are of no use of us as they are the partners of multi-national companies like pepsi or coca-cola, the enemies of the Nation. So the acceptance of these three types are gone in the garbage. Their fans will be disillusioned and now the Kathakars (Spiritual speakers) with their large followers may come under the consideration to take the lead to change of system in India. But many of them told Baba Ramdev, “Baba tu hi le le“. And accordingly Baba took the charge to lead Swavimani Bharat.
Oh! What a good situation if the whole Sant and Dharmik Samaj unanimously choose an unique leader like Ramdev. If the crores of followers of Art of Living of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar or the crores of followers of Santasri Asharam Bapu stand united to vote for Bharat Swaviman or like that name, and Baba may capture the magic number of 272 on his own. I am really exalted to think Sri Sri as the President of India and Baba as the Prime Minister. But all these are the ingredients of an absurd story-making, so far.
As far my little knowledge concerned……………………(to be concluded).
As far my little knowledge concerned the Saints are not getting their due weightage (as desired) from their holds in either in Congress or the BJP. In the cases of Kanchi Shankaracharya or Swadhvi Pragnya or Asaharam Bapu, nobody came to help them from any quarter in the prominent political arena. So they are frustrated in the conventional politics based upon the minority, totally rejecting the majority sentiments. Obviously the Santa-Sadhu Samaj are gradually getting a critical concern about the Ram-Janambhoomi Temple Construction, Cow Slaughter, Nirmal Ganga, Pilgrimage Tax, Insecurity of Hindus and Hindu Mutth-Mandir, all related to the Hindu sentiments. The exploitation of the Nation out of Corruption-Vrashtrachar by political leaders has also affected the gross Hindu sentiments by and large.
Consequently the formation of the groups of King-Makers or the Kings in the row, has been started in different shapes. As told several times by Ashoke Sinhalji or Dr. Togadia, that BJP is totally failure to save the interests of the Hindus, there is a dire need to build a New Hindu Party to see the Hindu National interest. In that connection Swami Satyamitrananda and Acharya Dharmendrji have initiated first. Vijay Kaushalji Mahraj and Santa Rajiv are active in another group. Some Santas and Akhadas are united under the leadership of Asharamji Bapu. Swami Ramdev has the connection with Sudarshanji Maharaj, Chidananda Muniji and Udashin Akhadas. Sri Sri Ravishankarji has connection with almost all the groups. The Aditya Vahini of Srimat Nischalanandaji Swaraswati is nowhere connected with anybody of the above groups, though they have the same thought of System Change and Hindu Vote Bank. They feel the importance of Hindu Vote Bank or the Hindu Politics. But it is yet to be a setting point of conglomeration of National Vote Bank (secular interpretation of Hindu Vote Bank) of thousands and lakhs followers of each prominent saints under the leadership of Baba Ramdev. Only the membership of Swaviman Andolan cannot be sufficient to capture the Political Power in India. It needs a political acumen also. We should understand that the Communists in India have their largest membership in all fronts (party, trade, office, industries, women, students, labours, privet, un-organized etc. etc. etc.), but they have a poor influence in both the Center and States. Moreover, the Shankaracharyas (4 Shankar Peeths and other Upa-Peeths) have been playing some roles in Indian Politics but they possibly reluctant towards a formerly Ramkishan Yadav and an Arya Samajist, who also perhaps discard the ‘Pancha-upasana‘ considered eventual for the Sanatanis and Dashanamis. So, still it is hard to digest, “maine panga mol liya“ (I have taken the challenge) or “Baba tu hi le le” (Baba, You take the charge) as told by Baba in many times.
The endevour I put in the foregoing passages here is not to tarnish the image or the possibility of Bharat Swaviman or to damage the Political prospect of Baba Ramdev. But to point out the gulf of difference between the prospects such derived from the confidence gained by Baba Ramdev and the constraints before him. And that should be bridged up at any cost. But the widening of this gulf due to the over-confident “Swavimanists” is most dangerous than anything. In every photo session in Haridwar with Ramdev Baba, these Yog-Sikshak or Swavimanist patiently heard Baba’s farewell words.“ Ghar jake sona nehin” ( Don’t take rest returning home). Each and everybody assured Baba for fighting hard. But these are the matter of words, not the matter of wars , as designed by their Godman Ramdev. They believe Baba will do everything and they are only to take the fruits.
Baba has already entered into a world hitherto unknown to him. The vicious circle of Politics and the black money will try to engulf him. Baba believes that he has well-wishers in every political party and social organization and they will help them. In the solid rock reality, I do not think that RSS will help Baba damaging the prospect of BJP. Congress men do not count Swaviman Andolan as a potential enough. Keeping the chance of seat adjustment wide open with BJP, Bharat Swaviman may find a good scope to unite some regional force like Hindu Janajagruti Samithi, Sanatan Dharma Raksha Manch in Maharashtra & Goa, Sri Ram Sene in Karnataka, Hindu Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu, Hindusthan Nirman Dal in Delhi, Hindu Samhati in West Bengal, Rashtriya Swaviman Andolan (Govindacharyaji) or Rashtravadi Morcha (Sardar Sarjit Singh Dang), and other likeminded organization. Otherwise it will be an uncontrollable row to manage a ticket of Ramdev with bundles of black money resulting a new opening of nasty drainage in Indian politics, defaming the “Saffron Image” forever.
With immediate effect Baba should declare his political Chief in every States with a band of whole timers for political affairs publicly. The key political persons of Swaviman in every District should be publicly declared afterwards without delay. Electioneering is a strategic war with opponents. It takes time. So finalization in the end of 2013 and declaration in the start of 2014 may be fatal. And most of the ‘Pravaris” and ‘Avaris’ to PYS (Patanjali Yog Samity) or BST (Bharat Swabiman Trust) enjoying the Bollero, Scorpio or Tata Safari from HQ and awfully busy with hectic schedule should be cautious, serious and pious. Yes, Baba wants a new dimension of value-based Politics once again in India. We should not be fraudulent to that. The people of India want to see an achieved Ram Rajya by Ramdev. (Concluded)
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