Delhi police in the midnight
forcibly evicted the Ramleela ground where Baba Ramdev and his
fiftty thousand devotees were fasting against bringing 'black
money' from abroad. Baba was over excited. He wanted that he will
not sit in AC untill each Indian has an AC. He was in Land Rover
and later shifted to Scorpio. I hope he would not say that I would
not sit in Land Rover or Scorpio unless each Indian gets one.
Baba's rehterics are immense. Once Laloo used to do this but then
Laloo really was a great orator and his understanding of Indian
masses was too large than Baba Ramdev. Baba, on the other hand
know that his clientale is local Marwaris and upper castes who
have generously donated for this great campaign. They all want get
India's money back. One must tell Baba that a parellel economy
exists in India itself and most of those who have donated him may
not have clean hands yet since anything that is coming to Baba is
becoming clean so we must accept that everything Baba does is
I had maintained from the very begining that the Varnavadi forces
lead by the Sangh Parivar and there Hindutva lumpoons are behind
Baba. Long back MN Roy wrote that Indian facism may not be violent
but it would be cultural fascism. We are witnessing corporate
fascism today when our farmers are being brutally beaten up for
protesting their land grab, students are beaten up when they ask
for their rights and quota.
Baba Ram Dev can make some of our issues truely national. When our
friend Udit Raj fast unto death for reservation in government
services, most of us term it as purely politics and do not even
come to support. Why is that Baba Ramdev continue to desist the
issue of Dalits and OBCs. Well, he knows that if he raise these
issues he will not be able to bring likes of Ashok Singhal,
Rithambhara on his platform. Watching them and their faces makes
one wonder that what is this hue and cry over corruption.
What is corruption Babaji. Simply because you belong to a shudra
community does not give you a licence to claim that you must be
working for their rights. In fact, you are converting the new
assertive shudras to again bow to brahmanical Hinduism which is
the aim of such forces lead by the Hindutva. They want shudras to
forget asking their rights, political and economic power. They
want to use Shudra's power to actually hit at the bottom of Dalits.
They want to make shudras as the gate keepers of brahmanical
system which Ambedkar had long back rightfully commented.
You can look who are the people around Baba. and you can
undersatnd what do they want.
yes, Baba want to change our constitution. He want a direct
election of prime minister like the presidential form of govt. We
all know Indira Gandhi started this long back and then Adwani also
wanted it as they are afraid of the regular coalition governments
in India. They are afraid of no stable government. Kanshi Ram used
to say that the non stable governments are best suitable for all
the Dalit Bahujan masses.They will listen to their voices only
then. In the presidential form of the government, it is the
politicians, who have media, mafia and money with them, will win
the elections. We all know who have these with them.
Dalits-Bahujan know it well. But then Baba is working on RSS
iagenda who always wanted to scarp our secular constitution.
Yesterday baba said that I condemn rape on women when a journalist
asked him question. He said that he eat at the homes of Harijans
and Balmikis. How great he is. He was actually unable to hide his
discomfort on the question itself. He must know that money can not
be black as it is the money of the people who are pushing him. He
must know that our temples and muths are dens of corruption. In
this country, an average Indian has .6 hectare of land.Most of the
Dalits do not possess land but you can have huge track of land in
the name of cows and any damn gods. There is a ceiling law where
an individual can not procure over 18 acres of land. It is
different in different states yet it is not over 18-20 acres of
land yet for different Gods, we can have thousands of acres of
land. All the corruption in India stemp from brahmanical
corruption. The illicit money in these temples need to be exposed.
We must tax all the money in these temples and mutths. Government
must bring out a law to regulate these temples like the SGPC in
Punjab and other parts of the country.
Baba Ramdev, just want to know why you need such huge track of
land. Why you need helocopter. You have become speaking of
rehtrorics. We all want to fight against corruption. It is a
serious issue. Do not make it non serious through your rehtorics.
After all, nether the hard working Aajeevak masses of Dalit
Bahujan have these illicit money. Even the socalled corrupt
leaders of theirs do not have this much of money to send to Swiss
Bank. This illicit money and I refuse to say black money as I
respect the power of blacks.. I respect the color of black.. and I
refuse to call black as the symbol of illicit things. For me black
is symbol of revolt.. it is colour of Dalit Bahujan. Do not attack
our colours. Ask all your donors who are giving you handsome
donation as where is their money coming from. I can vouch that
Dalit Bahujan Adivais do not need your Yoga as they are
hardworking masses.. and they are not in a position to pay you
handsome donation baba.
Mahatmas have come and gone, said Dr Ambedkar on Gandhi's Fast. He
blamed Gandhi did fasting for everything but not a single fast for
the emancipation of Dalits. The only fast Gandhi did related to
Dalits was for denying them the rights under seperate electroate.
So many years after Gandhi, when our Dalits and OBCs are asserting
and seeking their role in power politics and rejecting the
castiest Varnashram dharma, the danger of Baba Ramdev is that they
try to evade theese issues and damage the forces of social
We condemn the police brutalities in Ramleela ground. But then
dont we know how our police behave. How our governmeent behave.
When this police beat up Muslim boys, cook up stories about them,
leak them to media, we jump and report those as gospel truth. When
they inflict brutalities on the Adivasis in Chhatishgarh and
Jharkhand, we keep conspicuous silent and say they deserve it. Why
are we so angry. Is it because most of these devotees belong to
upper caste middle classes?
And finally, if Baba want to do politics, he must join it and
claim it. He must clear his agenda. Every one has a right to start
a campaign for himself. Dont use your Yoga classes and
Vandemataram for politics. This is absolute communal agenda from
backroom and again putting the brahmanical agenda on the top of
our head. We must be careful.
Vidya Bhushan Rawat is a social and human rights activist
and blogs at www.manukhsi.blogspot.com