As the 2019 general elections are around the corner all the political parties are working on their election strategies to woo the voters. A glimpse of the strategy of opposition parties and anti-India forces can be seen in the sudden surge of the supporters of NOTA. The anti-India forces are sponsoring a pro-NOTA campaign in order to harm the political prospects of the BJP. They are working on a simple strategy- the sum of two sides of the triangle is always greater than the third side. NOTA+OPPOSITION (including ‘anti-India forces’ and the whole Lutyens’ cabal) > BJP. So, whosoever is campaigning for the NOTA is knowingly or unknowingly acting as the puppet of the anti-India forces and the leftist-liberal cabal. Pressing the finger on NOTA would mean greater chances for the anti-India forces grabbing the power. NOTA is a weapon of anti-India forces against the BJP and other nationalist forces.
Not voting for the BJP means indirectly voting for the parties like Congress who are the root cause of so many evils plaguing the nation. In the recent Karnataka state assembly elections, BJP lost more than six seats because of NOTA. In Karnataka, on Aland, Badami, Gadag, Hirekerur, Kungdol, Maski and Pavagada constituencies the votes polled for NOTA was more than the victory margin, and except Aland, the Congress party won all other six seats. It would be not wrong to say that former CM Siddaramaiah won his Badami seat by the margin of 1696 votes only just because of NOTA. In Badami constituency, 2007 people voted for NOTA which more than the victory margin. On the Deor Hippurgi Assembly seat, the JDS candidate got 38802 votes while the BJP candidate polled 38712 votes. The BJP lost the seat by just 90 votes. NOTA got 935 votes on the seat.
Similarly, in Gadag constituency, where the Congress candidate defeated BJP candidate by 1,868 votes, there were 2,007 NOTA votes.
The BJP lost three constituencies– Hirekerur, Kundagol and Maski- by the margin of victory was less than 700 votes; 555, 634, and 213, respectively. In these constituencies NOTA outnumbered the margin of defeat: In Maski, NOTA got 2,049 votes, in Kundagol 1,032 people voted for NOTA, and in Hirekerur NOTA got 972 votes.
These figures are enough to tell what damage NOTA can cause to the BJP. In case BJP fails to get the majority, it will resort to any means necessary in order to keep the BJP out of power. Example of this can be seen in Karnataka where, in a bid to stop the BJP from forming the government, Congress had offered unconditional support to Janata Dal (Secular). Congress offered the Chief Minister seat to JD (S) even when they had twice the number of seats than JD (S), highlighting their desperation to keep the BJP out of power.
Most of the people who are campaigning enthusiastically for the NOTA claim that they are ex-BJP supporters and they are now angry with the BJP so that’s why they are going for the NOTA. Now, this argument is absurd at all the levels. If you think everyone is bad except you then it is always better to go for lesser worse. As Ayn Rand has said: “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.” She further says, “The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave who blanks out the truth in order to pretend that no choice or values exist, who is willing to sit out the course of any battle, willing to cash in on the blood of the innocent or to crawl on his belly to the guilty, who dispenses justice by condemning both the robber and the robbed to jail, who solves conflicts by ordering the thinker and the fool to meet each other halfway. In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. In that transfusion of blood which drains the good to feed the evil, the compromise is the transmitting rubber tube.”
Every vote counts. Vote for strong and stable government at the Centre, and a man who has show signs of changes in his 4.5 years of governance rather than indirectly bringing a party which gave nothing to the nation except organized loot, poverty and promoted the anti-Hindu and anti-India forces.
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