Sudheendra Kulkarni, former media advisor to Atal Behari Vajpayee and trusted aide of L.K. Advani, in the Sunday Express:
“A victory in Gujarat should neither make the BJP overconfident nor tempt it to think that what works for it in Gujarat will do so in the rest of India…. The BJP leadership should take advantage of this situation to broaden its appeal, and, in particular, reach out to the Muslim community, without losing its traditional support base.
“A sincere and credible assurance by the BJP to address the legitimate concerns of the Muslim community would, far from being an act of appeasement, help the party politically. This strategy may not bring a lot of Muslim votes for the BJP, but it would certainly enlarge the acceptability of its leadership, and help expand and strengthen the NDA.”
Read the full article: Lesson for victor: shun confrontation
If it happens that the BJP win, we should thank the media for projecting only the Negetive image about Modi at all times, especialy NDTV Mister Roy and The Hindu.
>> A sincere and credible assurance by the BJP to address the legitimate concerns of the Muslim community
In gujarat, the Patel community was also supposed to have ‘deserted’ the party in this election. Should the BJP give a ‘sincere and credible’ assurance to the Patels on their ‘legitimate’ concerns too?
what is our idea of secularism that it is legitimate for distinct caste and religious communities to have distinct concerns that we expect our politicis – which should be secular under the constitution, model code and all that – to address on distinct caste and religious lines?
What is the locus standi of this moron Sudhindra Kulkarni, a crypto-commie to lecture BJP. He should be kicked out of BJP with his mentor and god father LK Hajvani (who incidentally brought him into the BJP fold) to strengthen the party. This action in itself would make the BJP more acceptable to all Indians.
Modi for PM
anon says: what is our idea of secularism that it is legitimate for distinct caste and religious communities to have distinct concerns that we expect our politicis – which should be secular under the constitution, model code and all that – to address on distinct caste and religious lines?
yappa, thumba complex post. I read it thrice and still couldnt figure it out. :)
one of the surest way to get the votes of the ‘Community’ is to send Advani to Pakistan again
Ask NDTV to clarify on all these points.
WORTH A THOUGHT – DEBATE AT TIMES TV!!
QUOTE….It is the same old line that you would parrot when you were in the NDTV..and
it is the same now…nothing has changed….and if you think you will influence some people
with your line of reporting……you are sadly and highly mistaken….
Muslims getting killed in the Gujarat riots is no less than a holocaust;
But poor protesters getting shot in West Bengal under Left Govt is just a plain misunderstanding;
3,000 Sikhs getting slaughtered was only a big mistake; and 400,000 Kashmir Pandits becoming refugees and thousands dead due to Islamic terrorism in Kashmir is a only political problem.
Congress denying Lord Rama’s existence was simply a Clerical Error. But BJP saying it hurt Hindu sentiments is communal!
Haj subsidies for Muslim pilgrimage worth 3000 crores funded by Hindu tax money is secular; see
But Hindus questioning how their hard earned money is used are communal;
Banning Da Vinci Code and Jo Bole So Nihaal was Secular
But Modi Banning Parzania in Gujarat was Communal;
Chinese invasion in 1962 was just an ‘unfortunate betrayal’;
Kargil attack during BJP Rule was Government failure;
Fake encounters under Cong-NCP in Maharashtra [Khwaja Younus] was only an instance of Police atrocity;
But Fake encounters in Gujarat [ Sohrabuddin] was Modi sponsored ‘BJP’ Communalism;
Talking about Islam and Muslim appeasement and Sachar is Secular;
But talking about Hindus and Hindu concerns is dangerous and Communal;
BJP’ freeing the terrorists (flight 814) to save Indian hostages was Shameful;
But freeing 5 militants to save the life of the daughter of a minister [Rubina Sayeed] was a Natural Political dilemma;
Attack on Parliament was the result of BJP ineptitude;
But Congress Not hanging Afzal Guru,the mastermind despite Supreme Court orders is due to Humanity and Political dilemma……