TO grow in size sounds good but size too can create problems. The BJP has started to feel the pinch of becoming a big size party. It has 8.8 crore members across India and is the biggest political party India has ever had. If one visits the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, one can see the workers desperately in search of leaders and ministers. The party has six morchas and around 40 committees. These morchas and committees comprise approximately 200 top ranking leaders of the BJP. Apart from that, morchas are spread across India. It has been observed that most of the rich and influential have managed to grab the morcha posts by greasing the palm of the national morcha leadership. After grabbing the posts, these novices are touring the nation claiming to be national leaders of the BJP. This is not happening in isolation. Apparently, some senior RSS leaders are reported to have facilitated the entry of persona non grata into the party system and in the process are tasting the fruits of being powerful members of the ruling elite. Top ranking RSS leaders are aware of these black sheep but are not able to take any action. Is RSS guruji Mohan Bhagwat listening?
VOL. 11 | ISSUE 7 | OCTOBER 2017