Let’s trust the word of Ram Madhav the main who stitched the BJP-PDP alliance in 2015 and announced its demise on Tuesday .
Two things were clear from what he told media in New Delhi yesterday that national integrity and security in which J&K figures as an integral part of India were the objectives behind the BJP deciding to pull out of the Mehbooba Mufti-lead coalition government . It implied that there were threats emerging to the concept of the national integrity and security in the existing set up .
This was an indictment of the PDP and its leaders, some of whom had become an echo chamber of separatists . They were not willing to call themselves as Indians, until it suited them . Some of them never unfurled the national tricolor on the national festivals , thus showing their loyalties to those who did not believe in the sanctity and dignity of the national trivolour..
Now what Ram Madhav said will be judged on the ground that how the terrorism would be neutralized in J&K , and what would be the means adopted for the deradalising the radical minds . BJP would have to live up to its word .
Something that the BJP needs to do , and it is hoped that it would, to germinate a sense of Indian nationhood and love for it in the Valley . It is not an easy task given the hate-India atmosphere that has filled the minds in the Valley where everything Indian is seen as unwelcome, including the development . The opening of new medical colleges, infrastructure and educational institutions sponsored and set by the Centre were decried as “ symbols of colonization.”
This was creating a serious situation for one and all in the country . The Indian currency was used to strengthen the anti-India ideology, duly supported by Pakistan and its militant outfits in Kashmir . The answer to this problem had to be good governance and the political initiatives at the local level , instead there were voices in the PDP that supplemented the secessionist agenda .
PDP, as such was playing this game for twin reasons- one to show that though it was an ally of the BJP but distanced from it and its nationalistic ideology , second it was preserving its core constituency .
BJP has come out of the government and the coalition government has fallen , the party will have to work to rise above its political considerations and work for the development on two fronts – to give a feeling to the people that India cares for them and their governance needs . At the same time , it would be in fitness of things if uses education and other subtle means to spread the nationalist ideology in J&K.