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History Jaswant Singh likens BJP to Ku Klux Klan

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  1. satnamr46

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    Jaswant Singh likens BJP to Ku Klux Klan

    August 26, 2009 19:53 IST

    [​IMG]Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] leader Jaswant Singh [ Images ] took his attack on the party to a new level by likening it to the violent white American group Ku Klux Klan and by suggesting that its former president L K Advani [ Images ] was surrounded by a coterie.
    Singh's wounds still seem to be sore as the former external affairs minister evaded questions on his unceremonious expulsion a week ago.
    "Please don't ask me. I am outside the magic circle of advisers or thinkers. Because I am not from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, is that the reason? So are we a political party? Is the BJP turning into some kind of an Indian version of Ku Klux Klan?" he shot back.
    KKK, widely known as The Klan, is the common name given to several past and present hate group organisations in the US whose aim was to protect and further the rights of white Americans by intimidation.
    When asked to clarify on his reference to KKK, he said: "You know what the Klan means. You don't ask me about this."
    Though expelled, Singh refused to comment on Advani's rejection as a prime ministerial candidate in the Lok Sabha polls saying it was for the BJP veteran to reflect on this.
    "It would be impertinent and perhaps, to a degree, I would be commenting on my past 30 years' connection with him if I commented on his characteristics, political or personal," he said.
    Asked if Advani was surrounded by a coterie, Singh said: "Does he run a coterie or does the coterie run him?"
    Singh -- who did not share a warm relationship with the RSS -- said the BJP should reflect on its relationship with the Sangh and should be "mature enough to cut the umbilical cord".
    "If they want for gain their full personality as a political organisation, they should stand on their own feet, I feel," he said.
    He did not agree with BJP leader Arun Shourie's suggestion that the RSS should take over the party.
    "I would like the BJP to reflect on what has happened and try to be a party of the 21st century. They (RSS) are exclusivist. Besides, they are an organisation committed to social work," he said.
    Singh said he was still not able to understand why he was expelled and accused the party of adopting "double standards", as Advani had done "exactly the same" in 2005 but was not targeted.
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  3. ranghi29

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    Its true they are a version of the KKK....
  4. AusDesi

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    Jul 18, 2009
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    Knowing the other expelled ex-BJP politicians, Jaswant will be part of an even further right win party in not too long.
  5. faujasingh

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    Aug 18, 2009
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    Suddenly Jinnah came in his dream and told 'Awaken Arise, thou shalt not be in the BJP' !!!

    I wonder how come it took him an era to understand what he claims.

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