As the recent results of the bye-elections to the 11 assembly
constituencies and a Lok Sabha seat is to be taken into account, BSP
has won 9 out of 11 seats.Now speaking about Mission 2012, BSP has managed to win 9 seats which
indicates that the BSP has still not lost touch with its voters.
Rise of the First Pacific Prime Minister
Now speaking about Mission 2012, BSP has still
not lost touch with its voters. Hence Ku. Mayawati will not only be the first
Scheduled Caste Prime Minister of Jambddvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha
Bharath, but also rise to be the first Pacific Prime Minister.
political matters are considered worldly concerns, yes. But Mayawati did not
ignore such worldly concerns, because as a Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,
still she is living in society. Food comes from vast numbers of people
constituting society. So she is working to elevate society to evolve into a
higher form, to be more effective and more just?
The Ministers, MLAs and BSP Cadres are also told by Mayawati
to work for the good of many, for the benefit of all beings and for the
betterment of society. The intent behind the founding of the Bahujan Samaj
Party (BSP) was entirely for the benefit of the people.
In the life of Buddha, we find that the Buddha often
discussed politics with the rulers of realms in his time, such as King Mala,
King Kosala, King Licchavi and King Ajatasattu. The Buddha always preached the
kings that they must rule their kingdoms with dasarajadhamma. The dasarajadamma
in Pali is based on ten precepts, in order for the king to best rule the
country. They are:
(1) be liberal and avoid selfishness,
(2) maintain a high moral character,
(3) Be prepared to sacrifice one’s own pleasure for the
well-being of the subjects,
(4) be honest and maintain absolute integrity,
(5) Be kind and gentle,
(6) lead a simple life for the subjects to emulate,
(7) Be free from hatred of any kind,
(8) exercise non-violence,
(9) Practice patience, and
(10) Respect public opinion to promote peace and harmony.
Ms Mayawati’s government who wishes to peacefully rule her
State effectively apply these 10 precepts even today; they haven’t yet and
never will “go out of date.”
non-violence and peace as a universal message. She did not approve of violence
or the destruction of life, and aware that there is no such thing as a ‘just’
war. “The victor breeds hatred; the
defeated lives in misery. He who renounces both victory and defeat is happy and
She is also
aware ‘When the ruler of a country is just and good, the ministers become just
and good; when the ministers are just and good, the higher officials become
just and good; when the higher officials are just and good, the rank and file
become just and good; when the rank and file become just and good, the people
become just and good.’
Mayawati is been described as one of the greatest leaders. The Leader as
Visionary. Like the captain of a ship, he has a definite goal to chart her
course and steer his ship in the right direction. She has one goal - to find
the cause of suffering and a way out of suffering. Despite much hardship and
setback, she never veered from her course but persevered till she gained
awaken-ness after she got elected as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
this vision, her mission is an all-embracing one. It is a mission founded on
compassion and love for all beings, regardless of race, creed or status quo.
as Role Model
She has an
exemplary figure, someone we can respect and emulate. She is extraordinary,
virtuous and righteous in every thought, word and deed. She says as
She does and
does as she says. Such integrity and consistency won her the trust of her
followers. She is aware of the ten principles which a ruler ought to be
Father of the Prabuddha Bharath Constitution
Ambedkar proved right
After resigning from Nehru’s
Cabinet as Law Minister over the controversial Hindu Code Bill in 1951, Dr.
B.R. Ambedkar spent most of his time writing at his 26,
Fresh from drafting and the successful piloting of the Indian Constitution in
the Constituent Assembly, he entered one of his most productive writing phases
and left behind a great body of literature on a wide range of subjects.
Dr. Ambedkar, who remained a
Rajya Sabha member till his death in December, 1956, made occasional
appearances in the house of elders to express his views on contemporary issues
that exercised him. Though reading and writing on Hinduism and Buddhism
consumed most of his time, the everyday Indian political situation of the 1950s
did not escape his attention. Two of those issues that need to be relooked
today are the reorganisation of the states and his idea of the politics of
majority and minority castes.
As the issue of
reorganisation of Indian states on the basis of language raged in the 1950s Dr.
Ambedkar compiled his opinions into a book, Thoughts on Linguistic States,
which was published in 1955. The book is as relevant today as it was then. Dr.
Ambedkar felt that creation of states should be based on equal distribution of
population and their capitals should be centrally located in those states. Dr.
Ambedkar criticised the confusion prevailing in the ruling camp in the 1950s on
He said that one language in
a state can unite people and two languages are sure to divide them. “Culture is
conserved by language”, he said. He supported linguistic states for two
reasons. One, to make the path to democracy easy and the other to remove racial
and cultural tensions.
His opinions find reflection
in today’s situations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu,
for division of states in his book now seems prophetic. He then had envisioned
the division of Bihar into two: north Bihar with
as capital and
The division did happen,
though it took almost fifty years. For him Andhra and
He always perceived them as two separate entities. The demand for a separate
Telangana never really died down.
More ominous seems to be his
prescription for Uttar Pradesh. He sought to divide Uttar Pradesh, which was a
six Crore population state in 1955 into three states of two crore population
each. Western Uttar Pradesh with
Uttar Pradesh with
as capitals. He clearly conceptualised that smaller states were always better
startling for today’s reader. He proposed the creation of a city state of
states he proposed to carve out of rest of
His proposal was for a western Maharashtra, Marathwada or central Maharashtra
He had also wanted to split
Madhya Pradesh into north and south, which eventually became Madhya Pradesh and
Chhattisgarh many decades later. While accepting the linguistic states
as a matter of principle, he proposed further division of single language
states for better administration, access to administration for people of
various regions within the geographic entity and also their sentiments.
[ Excerpts from the Thoughts On
Linguistics States, By Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar
For the sake of the reader I summarise
below the principles which should underly the creation of Linguistic States which are
already enunciated In the foregoing pages but
which lie about scattered. These principles may be staled as below :
(1) The idea of having a mixed State must be completely abandoned.
(2) Every State must be an unilingual State. One State, one language.
formula one State, one language must not be
confused with the formula of one language, one State.
formula one language, one State means that all people speaking one language
should be brought under one Government
irrespective of area, population and dissimilarity of conditions among the
people speaking the language. This is the idea that underlies the agitation for
a united Maharashtra with
precedent for it. It must be abandoned. A people speaking one language may be
cut up into many States as is done in other parts of the world.
how many States a people speaking one language should be cut up, should depend
upon (1) the requirements of efficient administration, (2) the needs of the
different areas, (3) the sentiments of the different areas, and (4) the proportion
between the majority and minority.
(6) As the
area of the State increases the proportion of the minority to the majority
decreases and the position of the minority becomes precarious and the
opportunities for the majority to practise tyranny over the minority become
greater. The States must therefore be small.
minorities must be given protection to prevent the tyranny of the majority. To
do this the Constitution must be amended and provisions must be made for a
system on plural member constituencies (two or three) with cumulative voting ]
The most fascinating
of Dr. Ambedkar’s proposal was about making
an obvious reason — this
southern city is equidistant from various regions of the country. The second
reason for mooting this idea was to ease the north-south tension.
[ Excerpts from the Thoughts On Linguistics
States, By Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar
afford to have one Capital ? That
one capital does not close the question. If the Capital of India is not
satisfactorily located, now is the time for considering the question.
Since the departure of the British,
has only one capital and that is
Before the British,
has always had two capitals. During the Moghal
British came they too had two capitals, one was
Capital. The two capitals maintained by the Moghuls
and by the British were the results of climatic conditions.
Neither the British nor the Moghuls were able to
summer months in
were unbearable to the Moghuls. They made Shrinagar their second capital for
summer months. The summer months in
were equally unbearable to the British. They, therefore, established a second
capital. To these climatic conditions must now be added three other conditions.
There was no popular Government when the Moghuls ruled or when the British ruled. Now we have popular Government and the
convenience of the people is an important factor.
inconvenient to the people of the South. They suffer the most from cold as well
as distance. Even the Northern people suffer in the summer months. They do not
complain because they are nearer home and they are nearer the seat of power.
Second is the feeling of the Southern people and the third is the consideration
of Defence. The feeling of the Southern people is that the Capital of their
Country is far away from them and that they are
being ruled by the people of
The third consideration is of course more important. It is that
place. It is within bombing distance of the neighbouring countries. Although
it cannot be assumed that
will not have to face war sometime or other and if war comes, the Government of India will have to leave
place for its location. Which is the place to
which the Government of India can migrate ? A
place that one can think of is
friends, how long the friendship would last no one can definitely say. The
possibility of conflict between
remains. In that event
would be useless. The next town that could be considered as a refuge for the
Central Government is
is a port and our Indian Navy is too poor to protect the Central Government if it came down to
and Bolarum should be constituted into a Chief
Commissioner’ s Province and made a second capital of
to all States. Anyone who looks at the table of distances given below will
From the defence point of view it would
give safety to the Central Government. It is equidistant from all parts of
give satisfaction to the South Indian people that their Government is sometimes
with them. The Government may remain in
It has all the grandeur which
are really beautiful buildings, far superior to those in
that is wanting is a Parliament House which the Government of India can easily
build. It is a place in which Parliament can sit all the year round and work,
which it cannot do in
I do not see what objection there can be in making
should be done right now while we are reorganising the States.
should be constituted into a second capital of
to the whole of South India, to
another remedy for easing the tension between the North and the South ]
created 198 wards from just less than 100 wards. Even though the number of
seats reserved for SC/ ST is not proportionate to 198, the election is will be
held in February. The BBMP has been bifurcated to 20000 and 30000 population.
When such is the case why not States be bifurcated for every 2 crore
population? Already number of States have been created after