Men and women of letters, be warned. Do not write a book. Shed all pretensions of being an author!
The BJP has expelled Mr Jaswant Singh for writing a book on MA Jinnah. The book was against the core values of the BJP, says its spokeperson.
What are the core values? Here is a list:
1. Elections are horrible. All elected persons are nominated. Those who were actually elected (lIke Vasundhara Raje) must be removed because they enjoy majority support in the party.
2. There is responsibility without accountability. If the President and the LOP lose elections, that is fine. No reason to take blame.
3. Nature's law of old order giving way to the new, does not apply to the leadership. RNS is quoted in the Times of India as saying "Why 5 years, why not 50 or 100 years"? This was in response to a question if LKA will remain LOP for 5 years. So the succession in the BJP is settled, LKA as LOP for next 100 years.
I feel betrayed. Having given unstinted support to the BJP since my voting age, I find that these people have feet of clay, probably worse than the Congress leaders. Is it so difficult to be just and honest?
To paraphrase a saying "Hell hath no fury than the faithful scorned".