First time in Indian history, the Capital got a chance to rule India openly and not through proxy rules! It worked very hard; started investing in Mr Narendra Modi, hired big event managers, got the media to show him as Vikas Purush (Progressive Man), mixed his rhetoric with religiosity and national chauvinism, RSS/Ramdev/Others joined the movement to break away mass from it for Modi, propagated Hindu Rashtra, bought trolls to run Social Media and photoshopped all hatred messages to counter opponents, plotted against Advani and other internal resistance, etc in addition to billions of rupees!
This massive preparation was aided by MNCs, foreign and internal Companies, paid Think Tanks including foreign Cos like APCO, Modi’s face lift, Billions of money etc!
Well, they succeeded in side lining other threats like AAP and ‘peacefully’ engineered replacement of Congress, their previous puppet! A successful delivery!
However, the inherent danger of promises made, people’s awakened political consciousness, opposition’s greed and opportunism to share power & loot, etc was not to be satisfied by rhetoric and jingoism! Modi’s victory followed its anti-thesis very soon in Delhi, where its dream to rule turned into 3 seats! Now, exposure of corrupt ministers Sushama Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje, Pankaja Munde, Vyapam Scam etc has shocked government of Narendra Modi. Dishonest leaders from Congress and allied parties had a major role in his victory, which incidentally was in numbers of MPs but not in voters’ share, which was mere 31% of total cast votes!
Coming election in Bihar is witnessing unity among other opportunist camp, Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar and Congress! This is going to break the myth of Modi wave, which as said, was based on mere 31% and that was exploded in previous by-polls only!
So, what is Corporate India and Imperialism going to do, which enjoyed 13 months uninterrupted hegemony; Land Acquisition Bill promulgated, Labour’s Law diluted, Child labour legalised, FDI despite being opposed by BJP itself, widely accepted including in Defence, Corporate Tax reduced, Suicide legalised, JLPB/RTI/CVC murdered!
The Situation Now
Despite world recession and slowdown, Capital is making profit in India on cost of working class and peasants, which are in worse condition! But a real threat is impending on its free run! Though Congress, its allies and even AAP are not opposed to Capital’s exploitation; officially they approve “Free Market” economy (which though is replaced long back by Monopoly and Imperialism); but open exploitation will be retarded and chance to recover its investment in Modi with interest will be doomed, if Modi’s bubble explodes!
So, there comes old and tested method, – Fascism! Religiosity and national chauvinism with politics, ensures support of a “section” of population for rulers; through money, power and emotions and crush the rest and keep hegemony intact! State power is already with the rulers!
One can smell it, many examples are in sight! Vyapam Scam deaths and rising communal incidents, treatment of Delhi government and media, Social Media’s involvement to promote dictatorship in name of Vikas are few examples! Fascism is knocking on the door!
What is to be done? “Wait and watch” only aggravates situation by emboldening the people’s enemy! And this is not simple anti thesis of fascism, that is, return back to Congress regime but a people’s democracy, and defeat Capital by destroying its genes of exploitation, by socialization of all social property and national natural wealth, in short all means of production!
We need a national front, consisting of all progressive and revolutionary forces, to counter Fascism and of course counter the ping pong of Capital’s puppets sharing the power and be fooling the mass!
This and only this will abolish the seeds of exploitation, communal forces, corruption, unemployment; we need Scientific Socialism!!
By KK Singh
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