Slamming the AAP for its “dirty politics” as manifested in the farmer’s death during its rally last Wednesday, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has advised Delhi’s ruling party to learn “the right lessons” from the incident.
In an editorial in the latest issue of The Organiser, the ideologue has warned that, “Otherwise, though the party can still continue be a unique party (as they have proved), soon it will lose its base and become irrelevant”.
Challenging the AAP’s “party with a difference” tag, the editorial criticises the AAP for bringing in “entertainment value” to Indian politics and going to the extent of “enacting a drama in the name of the farmer’s death”.
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Pointing out that some dramatics always had a role in electoral politics, the article says: “‘Garibi Hatao’ and ‘Acche Din’ are catchy phrases that strike a chord with the common voters. But what the AAP has done in the name of farmers’ rally is touch a new low in politics.”
It further said, “In another attempt to embarrass the Centre, the AAP tried to create a drama, which turned out to be a tragedy. For catching public attention through media, instigating some “supposed to be farmer” to enact a suicide attempt and the person actually losing his life is dirty politics and thus should be discarded outright.”
The editorial also throws a line in support of the BJP government’s attempts to allay the apprehensions regarding the controversial Land Bill.
“The problems of the agriculture sector is systemic and cannot be linked merely to other land development policies. India’s agricultural land is overburdened and was never boosted through innovation and investment,” the RSS mouthpiece said.
Criticising the Congress for starting “ the socialist pattern of philosophy of poverty”, the RSS said the AAP’s attempts to dramatise it can “only derail real development in the agriculture sector”.
The Hindi mouthpiece, Panchajanya, also offers a piece of advice for the BJP.
Questioning the intentions of the AAP and other parties who organised rallies in Delhi opposing the Land Bill, the editorial asks, “How come Delhi, a state lined with farmhouses and only a few farmers, hosts protest rallies”.
Praising the Modi government for announcing fair compensation for crop damage, it advised the BJP that the credibility of the government should not be lost in the “clouds of myth created by the opposition”.
“However, the party should not be complacent hoping truth will finally prevail. Well-wishers of farmers need to stand with them in their hour of crisis and prove their credibility”.