|Vol. V, No 19, Posh 9, 2008 December 24 1951, Four Annas – Air-/4/6
Mookerji Asks Nehru
“The Bharatiya Jan Sangh is a challenge to Nehruism which is bent upon destroying Hinduism in the name of secularism”, declared Dr. Mookerji, before a mammoth meeting in Jaipur.
“Pandit Nehru has called me names. He has dubbed me a war-monger. Only a few days before his death Gandhiji declared that the safety of minorities in Pakistan was our responsibility and that if Pakistan persisted in wrong-doing there was bound to be war between India and Pakistan. Was Gandhiji too a war-monger? Or is Nehru free to go against Gandhiji now that he is no more?” Dr. Mookerji proceeded” “Akhand Bharat is no election slogan. With us it is an article of faith. A leading Congress man asked me how precisely Jan Sangh proposed to effect reunion. My answer to him was a question. I asked : ‘when the Congress first gave the call for freedom did or could anybody foretell the precise course the freedom movement would take ?’ This is no communal question. It is a national political problem. It is a challenge to our manhood and humanity alike.”
Concluding Dr. Mookerji said that the Congress President indulged in abuse of all others because he had nothing positive to say, no achievements to recount. The fact is that prices are rising and profiteering is growing. Men’s miseries are increasing. All this deterioration has occurred under the auspices of the Congress. Its power to govern has been absolute. Its responsibility for failure is complete.”
Criminals as Congressmen
Shri Foudar Singh, till recently figuring as an accused in a number of criminal cases concerning big railway thefts in the O.T. Railway Section. He was taken into custody on this score and is at present facing prosecution as a habitual offender under section 110 Criminal Procedure Code. He has been appointed to be in-charge of the Congress election work in Teghra constituency of Beguserai sub-division, Bihar !
Shri Ramjulal was an accused in the sensational Mollasses Scandal Case of Bihar. He has been appointed Chairman of the Congress Election Cormmittee of Teghra !
The Congress candidate for this seat is Irrigation Minister Shri Ramcharitra Singh. For the North Beguserai Parliamentary seat. This minister is openly supporting a Communist candidate Shri Chandra Shekhar—against the official Congress candidate—simply because the communist is his son ! The public feels scandalised, supports the Minister’s Jan Sangh opponent Shri Nand Kumar Sinha, a leading lawyer of Beguserai. n
Some Thoughts on the Jan Sangh-II
The Economics of Jan Sangh
By : Fee Thinker
Judging by press reports it would seem that Jan Sangh stands for reunion and for nothing else. It is an odd thing. The Jan Sangh has its own uniquely determined attitude to every national circumstance and situation. But the “news” man thinks differently. For him only the unusual, the surprising, the sensational is news. Food self-sufficiency is not news, famine is. Industrial peace is not news, industrial war is. And so out of a score of points made by Jan Sangh leaders in their speeches they would report only one thing that thing which they think would be ‘news’ to the people. Some educated (?) ignoramuses of the press even take it for granted that the Jan Sangh has no economic programme. Taking the cue from these papers even the “New Statesman and Nation” of London has decided that on matters economic the Jan Sangh has pretty little to contribute. Facts belie the fictions of these press angels sitting in pre-judical judgment. As against three lines devoted to the problem of partition —“United India is essential. It is not a communal question at all. The Party will work for it through all legitimate means”–nearly half of the Jan Sangh manifesto is devoted to matters economic— their analysis, assessment and improvement. In the firm faith that the country is greater than any “ism”, it has steered clear of the Scylla and Charybdis of doctrinaire socialism and capitalism alike, and based its policies on the realities of national Economic situation viewed against the thought and institution — patterns of national life. n