Mission-44 and its role in Bharat Ratan to Atal Bihari Vajpayee jee

Long back RSS aligned in favor of Atal Bihari and Lal Krishna Advani and supported them to suspend Balraj Madhok, the tallest leader of Jan Sangh at that time. Those who don’t know Balraj Madhok and consider Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a good speaker, my advices to them are to ask people who have seen Balraj Madhok. The Nehru’s era is incomplete without mentioning of three leaders: Rammanohar Lohiya, Shyama Prasad Mukherkjee and Balraj Modhak. Lohiya was critical at his policies towards economy, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was against of his national view and Balraj Modhak was against his policies towards Kashmir. In fact, it was Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who created the opposition in true sense. He was the first who tried to educate people against wrong policies of Nehru. He had this vision, which no one else had that time. Later on, C. Rajgopalchari, Prushotam Das Tandon and many other leaders left Congress but they were unable to win. Therefore, he joined the hand to the RSS to create a strong opposition. He brought the RSS into politics. Later on Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Narayan took his vision and seeked students support against emergency. After SPM, it was Balraj Madhok who made Jan Sangh stronger and there were 33 MPs during his presidency. When Shyama Prasad was in the Congress, Balraj had his own party for raising the issues of Kashmiri Pandit. He joined the hand with SPM just to make a stronger platform.

First time when BJP came in power, they used to cry that they had no majority to fulfill the Hindutava agenda. However, today, when Modi jee has full power, the BJP government choose Atal Bihari Vajpayee ahead of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. There was no chance for Balraj Madhok as RSS don’t like to show his name and face during the RSS’s or BJP’s meeting; however, they still show Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Din Dayal’s photos. What is the reason for ignoring Shyama Prasad? The reason is the hunger for power at cost of Hindutva. The RSS’s ideology of Hindutva is fake. That’s the reason they dropped Balraj Madhok who was a major voice for Kashmiri Pandit. And, this time they dropped Shyama Prasad for the Bharat Ratan. They want to form a government. For this they have to join the hand with either PDP or NC. The Bharat Ratan award to Shyama Prasad was dependent on the mission -44 in Kashmir’s election. They waited till the result and dropped his name due to the failure of mission-44. Giving award to Shyama Prasad would have indicted that BJP is still behind article 370. It was Vajpayee who always helped the RSS to drop these controversial points when it was needed. Moreover, recognizing Atal jee disconnected BJP and RSS from the Jan Sangh’s ideology. BJP is a party, which is totally dependent on the RSS whereas the RSS was like younger brother before Shyama Prasad and Balraj Modhak.

For his “congress-mukta Bharat”, I was expecting Bharat Ratna for Ram Manohar Lohiya, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Balraj Modhak, Chandrashekhar and P.V. Narshimha Rao at this time and not for Atal Jee.

Parmit Kumar Singh