Sunday, March 11, 2012

Samajwadi glue misses the religion clue

[The Samajwadi Party was one of several parties that emerged when the Janata DalIndia's primary opposition party prior to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), fragmented into several regional parties. Janata Dal was formed through the merger of Janata Party factions, the Lok DalCongress(S), and the Jan Morcha led by V. P. Singh on 11 October 1988 on the birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan.
Indian left-wing elements formed the Congress Socialist Party in 1934 that appeared to be the sole platform acceptable for the Anushilan marxists… There was the Marxist trend led by J.P. Narayan and Narendra Deva, the Fabian socialist trend led by Minoo Masani and Asoka Mehta and a Gandhian socialist trend led by Ram Manohar Lohia and Achyut Patwardan… Bose resigned as Congress president and formed the Forward Bloc… At this moment, in October 1939, J.P. Narayan tried to stretch out an olive branch to the Anushilan marxists.]

The complex genealogy of Samajwadi Party is likely to undergo further modifications once it stretches its pan-Indian aspirations. The ideological glue, too, is bound to slack further under the stress of a generational transition. But its stance as regards religion is the real clue and to overcome the present bankruptcy and expediency is not easy. Savitri Era Party steals a march on others over this vital issue. [TNM55]    

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