Monday 19 May 2014

On What Ground BJP is demanding Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat's resignation?

Written by Anil Singh

Justifiably buoyed by BJP's terrific victory in Lok Sabha Elections 21014 , where the BJP swept all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, the State BJP President Tirath Singh Rawat on Saturday demanded Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat's resignation on moral grounds.

Demanding Uttarakhand CM harish Rawat's resignation, the State BJP President Tirath Singh Rawat said,

"With the Congress totally demolished in Uttarakhand, the chief minister has no moral authority to continue in office.I demand that he should resign on moral grounds," 
Quickly adding,

... It is the Modi magic which has spurred the BJP to such stupendous victory," 

The State BJP President advised the CM to take inspiration from former BJP CM Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri, who had resigned after BJP lost 0-5 to the Congress in 2009 general elections.

Had Former BJP CM Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri set an Example in 2009?

The answer is No.

As the 2009 resignation of BJP CM Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri appeared more as a result of some infighting in BJP, where another lobby wanted its candidate as the CM. The resignation of BC Khanduri could have been inspirational today, if BC Khanduri's resignation had resulted in the BJP stepping down from power. As a matter of BJP continued the rest of the tenure with Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank as the CM.

The situation is not very much different from the latest developments in Bihar, where Nitish Kumar has resigned from the post of CM, taking the moral responsibility for the defeat in Lok Sabha Polls 2014.

Ideally, the demand for the resignation of the CM whose party fails to get even a single seat in Lok Sabha elections is NOT misplaced. A Chief Minister is governing the people who have voted him and his party to power. If the same people elect some other party in the Lok Sabha polls, this also means that the people have lost faith on the CM and his Government. But to make things logical, if the CM and his cabinet resigns, then the party must dissociate itself from the power. This because the elected members from the party or alliance choose their Chief Minister chooses his cabinet (Ministers) who are backed by the representatives of that party and the alliance (if there are) . One party member stepping down and the other becoming the CM seems illogical.

There's another safe passage though. This is the idea BJP was propagating all through the Lok Sabha Elections 2014. The idea is: People are voting differently in Assembly and Lok Sabha Elections. If that is the case, then the question of distrust vanishes altogether.

To conclude, we make our political views based on our own political leanings. But as a logical being we need to see consistency in the behaviour and actions of our political leaders. Take for instance, BJP is demanding resignation of Uttarakhand CM, but when the Nitish Kumar stepped down as CM day before yesterday, the same BJP called the resignation a drama.


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