J Nandakumar, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue and National Convenor of Prajna Pravah, has made very blunt remarks on contemporary National issues as well as on the political leaders of the country in his recently launched book. J Nandakumar’s new book called ‘Hindutva for the Changing Times’ was scheduled for release on January 2, Thursday in the presence of RSS’ Joint General Secretary, Krishna Gopal, in Delhi.
He has discussed numerous important national issues among which, one is dedicated to the state of West Bengal where the author has discussed the past and present of Bengal.
Nandakumar has, however, slammed the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, for “Islamisation” of the state. The author says that the state, with a 30 per cent of Muslim population, is heading towards a “demographic catastrophe,” and for this, he has blamed CM Banerjee for upholding her policy of appeasement. While discussing about the Muslim population, in the book, he also wrote about the illegal infiltration and non-existence of family planning among Muslims.
Meanwhile, he also made an indirect attempt to mention about National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal. He also mentioned that there are more than five crore illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators who have made India their home.
Furthermore, the book mentions the author’s allegations about how Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has put restrictions on Hindu festivals in some areas with considerable amount of Muslim presence in reference to her appeasement policy.
In a chapter, “Reclaiming Bengal”, the RSS leader has claimed that to “secularise” the language, the Banerjee government has removed all the words from the school textbooks which have a Hindu connection. He has also stated an example, pointing out towards Muslim appeasement. He says, “West Bengal council of higher education has replaced the Bengali word for rainbow, ramdhenu (Ram’s Bow) with rongdhenu (Bow of colours).”
The author has also mentioned that “90 RSS-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers have been killed” in Bengal and “four have been killed for chanting Jai Shree Ram.”
He also warns, “Through the proposed Greater Islamic Bangladesh, jihadis plan to re-establish the princely state of Nawab Siraj-id-Daulah (1733-57) — spanning Bangladesh, Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha,” the author has stated in his book.
Nandakumar has talked about Kaliachak communal riots which were against Hindus and has blamed that the Bengal Government remained in a denial state.
While talking about the problems in the state and blaming the government for them, he has also stated the remedies for the betterment. The author has called for reclaiming of West Bengal by a “nationalist government” and has asserted the need to reinstate it to “democracy and constitutional supremacy.”
“The only remedy for the ongoing anarchy and deterioration of law and order in Bengal is to reinstate democracy and the supremacy of the constitution,” J Nandakumar wrote in his book.
“A government with a nationalist perspective, which seeks to replace the politics of violence with the politics of development, can only restore peace and harmony in Bengal,” he asserted. He also mentioned the state needs to reclaim the values of Hindus, spearheaded by Swami Vivekanand, Sri Aurobindo, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and Rabindranath Tagore.
Moreover, while criticizing the Bengal Chief Minister, the author also accused Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, to be “an admirer of the Bengali method of executions that he asked Kerala Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CP(M)) cadres to learn their Bengali counterparts” while mentioning that Left Front government in the state planned ‘genocide’ of Marichjhapi so dexterously that no trace of massacre was left by the perpetrators.
The book “Hindutva for the Changing Times” consists of around 25 articles published over a period of three decades in various newspapers, magazines and news portals. The book discusses a series of diverse subjects and ideas, ranging from the evolution of RSS, the Indian Communist movement and to Data security and sovereignty and Supreme Court verdicts on Ayodhya and Sabarimala.
Among the other important topics discussed in this volume are: an essay on Hindutva for the changing times, a comparative analysis of Left liberalism and Hindu universalism, the importance of dialogue and debate in Hindu tradition, the CPM’s political violence, the past and present of West Bengal and the philosophical, economic as well as ecological standpoints of Hindutva in the modern parlance.