Fight Against Treason Call of Hindu Rashtra by BJP – Justice Rajendra Sachar
Fight Against Treason Call of Hindu Rashtra by B.J.P.Fight Against Treason Call of Hindu Rashtra by B.J.P. The results of U.P. State Assembly have come as a shock to all parties and also the pollsters. The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as a Chief Minister of U.P. is the worst outcome. I feel that it requires all political parties, the secular and leftists (I am using it loosely) because unfortunately the meanings have become quite barren.I am mentioning some items which all of us could take, as it has no party monopoly. Of course my suggestions are very tentative and can be finalized at a separate meeting, of all Parties, of the leftist parties, Trade Unions. This is necessary because the B.J.P. Government is determined to dismantle public Sector, the sheet anchor for a Socialist Society.A. Minimum of 30% Income Tax on the higher incomes including that on Corporate Sector.B. Inheritance Tax, to reduce gross inequality in the Society; even the Conservative Governor Reserve Bank is suggesting it.C. Disclose in public the names of big defaulters of Public Sector Banks, the total amount being 8 lakh crores. Why should they be shielded, when they are endangering the public Interest and economy.D. Napams and anti Corridor battle could be jointly fought out.E. Prohibition against any election funding by the corporate sector even in the guise of separate electoral trusts formed by corporate sector.I am also suggesting some other common items of progrmme for action immediately like;Rajindar Sachar F. Revival of Women Reservation in State Legislature and Parliament.Fight against Governments misuse of perverting Lok Sabha Speaker’s power to certify certain legislations as Money Bill in order to avoid defeat at Rajya Sabha. There is a gross misuse of the majority in Lok Sabha by B.J.P. government. B.J.P. Central government has already started working unconstitutionally, as is clear from its misuse of Article 110 of the constitution – re the finance Bill. This is done obviously because it could not modify the income tax law or the companies Act. for making such vital changes against the established Rights of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution as it has no majority in the Rajya Sabha. The BJP Central government is tearing all established conventions. Thus including amendments on Companies Act, most mischievous. At present under the companies Act there is a ceiling under companies Act, for donation, the especially making it anonymous. Central Government’s amendment will result in as an American Commentator has said after Citizens case in U.S.A., “that nation” will have corporate democracy and not people’s democracy. I believe one could go to court against the provision incorporated in income tax Act. and Companies Act. on the ground of violation of Article 14., and irrelevancy of these legislations behind the passing of Finance Bill.I know political funding is a touchy subject for the Congress but then larger public interest requires it to the challenged. The misuse of Aadhar to make each one of the provisions of secrecy of Income Tax Act, banking law a nullity is a further assault of the individual rights of citizens.Speaking personally we must refuse to file my Income Tax Returns or opening of Bank accounts by getting Aadhaar, which I believe is a serious inroad into the privacy of the individual excepting possibly in the case of those programmes like of subsidies Schemes to avoid possibly wrong person getting the benefit. I know Congress government brought in Aadhaar. But really its misuse by Modi government requires action by Congress. I would suggest that Congress and opposition should bring legislation in Rajya Sabha opposing changes made in Companies Act. and Income Tax by the BJP as incorporated in the Finance Bill. (where it will be passed because it has a majority in the Rajya Sabha. This will create constitutional crisis and bring the matter strongly to the notice of public on these issues.The extreme danger of B.J.P. choosing Yogi Adityanath and his open declaration that India is Hindu Rashtra has shown the deep viciousness of RSS and B.J.P. For this purpose other parties will have to make serious mutual adjustments – of course subject to ruling parties in other states also playing fair. I would provisionally suggest that the distribution of seats in respective states should be done by non-BJP Parties in such a manner that there is a single candidate opposing the B.J.P. candidate. Of course the opposition ruled states like Mamta in Bengal. Patnaik in Orissa. Congress in Punjab and Bengalore will have to make equitable adjustment, but the other parties must also show deep adjustment. Only in this way can the evil of B.J.P. headed by Yogi in U.P., with its obvious call for Hindu Rashtra (a treasonable slogan by B.J.P.) can be successfully met to prevent fascism in our country.Let all the parties sit together and work out a concrete specific programme and policies to meet this menace. If the parties will not show this adjustment, the public in India will never forgive the opposition parties for failing to show that foresight, self allegation in the attack on Secularism, the basic feature of our Constitution. We should start an open debate and public meetings to point out the danger to our democracy. This will require approaching all political parties to draw up a common programme. In this certain ground rules will have to be worked out. Both political parties which are in power in respective states and non-BJP opposition parties will have to work out a joint strategy for mutual benefits of each other.In order to meet 2019 Parliamentary election challenge I feel that all non-BJP parties should work on a commonly agreed programme. Loose general talks separately with not work. I feel we need to develop Dr. Lohias election strategy of 1967 where we had Non Congress opposition ruled governments in 9 states. We only have to work for similar B.J.P. opposition ruled States – this alone will create atmosphere which may result in non BJP parties forming the government at the centre at Delhi.