With the present crisis in the BJP, the Secular media has taken the opportunity to bash and blame the saffron party of narrow-mindedness and and lack of inner-party democracy. BJP has been accused of intolerance because of the action it has taken against Jaswant Singh for his views on Jinnah (expressed in his recent book).
Now, I am not a follower of BJP and neither do I think of its ideology as anything but spiritual darkness. However, I must state this: BJP is consistent in expelling Jaswant Singh because he has violated his party’s core ideology – the Hindutva. The party has some ideological absolutes and when one of its members has brought them into question, it has acted swiftly. I commend the BJP for that. I must clarify that I am giving BJP the credit for acting consistently in this case of Jaswant Singh and not for everything it believes and practices. Continue reading The BJP Fiasco and Secularism