11th January 2020
Came across this list in my records. I needed it for something. Putting it out my blog for easier reference in the future. This is a PARTIAL list. Many others are not listed here.
|Bhaleram Beniwal||Retired Principal Rashtriya Adhyaksh Jat Mahasangh (Regd.)|
|Hem Raj Jain||Veleraus of Ivelia|
|Amar G. Choudhary||B.Sc. & C.A.|
|Ca Atul Deshmukh||Trustee Arthkranti|
|B.S. Bungha||Vishva Shanti Party|
|Prasoon Kumar Mishra||Advocate, Supremen Court of India President, “Global Rights & Justice Welfare Society” President, Vishva Shakti Party|
|Dr. Pradeep Kumar Saxena (M.Tech., Ph.D. MBA)||Professor Computer Science, Management|
|Dr. Natthu Singh||Kendriya Lekha Nirikshak Bharat Swabhiman, Patanjali|
|Vivek Garg||BJP External Affair Cell, Head Ofice (Africultural Exporter)|
|Ashish Roy||Loksatta Party|
|Gajendra Dewangan||Working in the field of farming|
|Mrs. Preeti||Working in the field of Yoga & Woman Empowerment|
|Dr. Wange Harish Chandran||Surgical Practice, Political, Social Aesthetics|
|Acharya Pankaj||Vyavastha Parivartan Manch|
|Chabbil Singh Sisodiya||Vyavastha Parivartan Manch|
|Pramod Vatsalya||Vyavastha Parivartan Manch|
|Dr. Mahinder Kumar|
|Indra Singhal||PYP Houston U.S.A.|
|Dr. Jaideep Arya||Patanjali Yog Peeth Bharat Swabhiman Nyas|
|Anurag Kejriwal||Lok Satta Party|
|B.B. Tewari||Lok Satta Party|
|C. Dinakaran Bose||Lok Satta Party|
|Ram Ratan Sharma, former MLA||Permanent Avas Patanjali|
|Kunwar Kamal Bhaii||Indian Eternal Society|
|Gauri Shankar||Bharat Swabhiman|
|Dr. Surender Sangwan||B.S.T.|
|Ramesh Gupta||NRI, Bharat Sudhar Manch|
|Dr. Sarvadanand Arya||Former Vice Chancellor, MDU, KU & HAU ex. World Bank Executive|
|Pradeep Mathur||Yuva Bharat Delhi|
|Ram Narayan Chaudhary||Nagaur (Rajasthan)-342902|
|Pankaj||Volunteer with Bharat Swabhiman(Trust)|
|Harisharan||Volunteering with Bharat Swabhiman, Haridwar.|
|Maj. Gen. Narendra Bahadur (Veteran)||Retired in 2006 from army, convenor SSSM etc. Member BST Andolan Samiti.|
|Srijan Bandyopadhyay||Centre for Civil Society|
|Navendra Singh Arya||JAT Mahasabha of India (Delhi Pradesh)|
|Narender Singh Dabas||Kisan Panchayat Delhi, Bharat Swabhiman|
|Dr. Harpal S. Sangivan||Kisan Rights “AGRICOS”|
|Mukesh Sharma||Business Enterpreneur|
|Dr. Robin Malik||Bharat Uday Mission Youth for equality|
|Surveer Gulleria||Bharat Swabhiman Andolan|
|Ran Singh Shokeen||President Delhi State Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh & former retired Asst. Commn. Of Police.|
|Dr. Kamal Kishore Sharma||FTI|
|Ramvir Shresth||Journalist A to Z TV, Delhi|
|Ramesh Chaubey||Lok Swaraj Manch Bihar, Chattisgarh|
|Rishi Dwivedi||Self Employed|
|Bajrang Muni||Business, Social Worker|
|Rajendra Shukla||Social Worker|
|Nagesh Kumar Singh||Engineer, Govt. Service|
|Dilip Kumar||Bharat Swabhiman|
11th January 2020
This is a note to myself. Will add links, photos, etc. in the coming days if I find time.
1999-2000: Met JP in Hyderabad to discuss political action. Met Parth Shah (at his first CCS home+office, Barun Mitra (at his original Liberty Institute) + Madhu Kishwar (at her house) a few others like Subodh. Meeting
January 2004: The IPI liberal workshop + seminar (see IPI website) + national launch of Sharad Joshi’s Swatantra Bharat Party on 26 January 2004 (all photos/ videos with Rakesh Wadhwa)
[Gap period: writing BFN, engaging with Anil Sharma’s London efforts, personal visit to India in 2007 + write-up in TOI on reforms + meeting with retired officers in Palam Vihar – a total waste of time; met Ram Atri on this trip – he came over with a cameraman and recorded something; no idea where that video has gone]
February 2010: The first FTI conference, held in Mumbai. Interactions with Somnath Bharti in Delhi. Spoke at small event CCS Delhi about FTI. Met Meera Sanyal, SV Raju. Event organised by Liberty Institute in Delhi to explain FTI to the people.
February 2012: The third FTI conference, held in Mumbai again. Visited SV Raju’s office in Mumbai. Met Arvind Kejriwal via Somath in Ghaziabad. Met Justice Tewatia via Ram Atri. Spoke at a slightly larger event in CCS regarding FTI. That was my last trip to CCS since NO political leader has ever come out of any think tank.
December 2012: The six week trip to Ramdev’s Patanjali in Dec 2012/Jan 2013. Included the Nirbhaya havan at Patanajali + speech at Jantar Mantar Delhi speech with Ramdev.
July 2014: 5-day liberal parties conference in Delhi (at Ishwar Dayal’s place) (parties invited included Nav Bharat Party, Swatantra Bharat Party, the Rajendra Palugudu effort, note – JP’s Lok Satta did not send any delegate) that decided that SBP will go ahead, and go it alone. Trip to Om Poorna Swatantra’s Pilani ashram + extensive trip across Haryana and Rajashthan with Ram Atri to meet farmers + farmer leaders including the “cow guru”. I think I also visited Varuy Arya’s Jodhpur place during this period (to check).
July 2016: SBP’s National Conference in Karol Bagh Delhi that decided to launch the party at the grassroots. First trip to Bhadohi and Mirzapur with Anil (plus Alok and Ram Atri) + trip to Jaipur where Sanjay Garg held a meeting with activists. + Trip to Pune in which I met Sanjay Sonawani and also spoke at an event. + Trip to Bangalore for a press conference + trip to Hyderabad for a press conference.
July 28, 2016 (Thursday) Jaipur – meeting with local SBP team
August 1, 2016 (Monday) SBP national conference (post lunch session), Karol Bagh, Delhi
August 2, 2016 (Tuesday) Mirzapur/ Badohi/ Allahabad – local SBP team meetings
August 3, 2016 (Wednesday) Mirzapur/ Badohi/ Allahabad – local SBP team meetings
August 6, 2016 (Saturday) Pune – local SBP team meetings and public talk
August 8, 2016 (Monday) Bangalore (post lunch SBP and other meetings)
August 9, 2016 (Tuesday) Hyderabad (Press conference and SBP meetings)
June 2017: Interlaken Horasis and London trip + SBP national conference at India International Centre Delhi – made a number of video recordings (on party’s youtube channel).
October 2018: Private trip to Kerala + Trip to Pune where I met Mahesh Gajendragadkar, Amar Habib etc. and spoke at event + Second trip to Bhadohi that got good coverage in the local newspapers). Trip to Jaipur for detailed discussions regarding IT systems with Abraham.
January-February 2019: Private trip to Kerala + third trip to Bhadohi (mainly to coaching centres and villages + Allahabad + inauguration of SBP centre + speech at a Gyanpur event) and Kanpur (met young leaders) to Guwahati (Met Pankaj, visited low cost private schools, met Samujjal Bhattacharjee). Visited Haryana etc. extensively with Ram Atri. Met Om Poorna Swatantra twice, one at an event in Bijwasan and again at an event in Haryana where he gave me a shawl. Spoke with farmers at a number of places. Ram Atri had organised a talk at Gurgaon as well.
November-December 2019: Private trip + SBP’s National Conference at India International Centre Delhi on 23/24 November + to Jaipur where met Sanjay + Abraham.
10th January 2020
The following short extracts from WAS SARDER PATEL COMMUNAL?: AN EXERCISE IN HISTORICAL DEMYSTIFICATION by Bhupendra Yadav, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Vol. 63 (2002), pp. 778-790 are very important.
PATEL WANTED MINORITIES TO BECOME ANYTHING THEY WANTED IN INDIA
Patel declared “…. The future of a minority, any minority, is to trust the majority. It will be a misfortune to this country if the majority does not realize its own responsibility. If I were a member of a minority community, I would forget that I belong to a minority community, why should not a member of any community be the Prime Minister of this country?…”
HE DECLARED HE WAS A FRIEND OF THE MUSLIM
“We have just heard people shouting that Muslims should be removed from India. Those who do so have gone mad with anger. I maintain that I am a friend of Muslims.” [In the article it is mentioned that Patel retained a distinction between the Muslim Leaguer and the common Muslim till the very end.]
LOYAL MUSLIMS ARE BROTHERS
“a loyal Muslim must be treated as your own brother. If you think you can go on constantly troubling loyal Muslims because they happen to be Muslims, then our freedom has not been worthwhile”
TOTALLY OPPOSED TO HINDU RAJ
In February 1949 he said, “Hindu Raj was a mad idea” and added that “it will kill the soul of India.”
DEAD AGAINST RSS
He said, “it is our determined resolve that we will not allow RSS or any other communal organisation to throw the country back on the path of slavery and disintegration.”
Patel wanted RSS to “know that Hinduism would not be saved by rowdyism.” Patel did not understand “the manner in which the organisation had been working,” how “the entire work of RSS was directed” or why the leadership was so selectively drawn. He said, “Anyone who wanted to start a movement should do so openly. But there was something secret about the RSS. It had no constitution of its own. Its provincial heads, the Sangh chalaks, were all Mahratta Brahmins.”
His strongest words were reserved for the para-military nature of RSS. He said, “The RSS had an army of its own. I can understand the existence of an army outside India, but the raising of an army, whatever name it might be given, within the boundaries of India, could not be permitted. Such an army was a potential danger to the State and, therefore, had to be put down.”
in a speech he advised RSS members to join the Indian National Congress, “if they had the good of the country uppermost in their hearts”,
Patel in this letter dated September 11, 1948 [to Golwalkar], said there was no objection to the service of Hindu society. The Sardar accepted that “young RSS workers protected, Hindu women and children and strove much for their sake.” But the objectionable part arose when they, burning with revenge, began attacking Mussalmans. Organising the Hindus and helping them is one thing but going in for revenge for its sufferings on innocent and helpless men, women and children is quite another thing.”
The distribution of sweets on Gandhiji’s death by RSS men was something Patel never forgot or forgave them for.
6th January 2020
There’s a lot more out there. Just had time for this.
NEWS REPORTS IMPLICATING THE SANGH
The BJP is very good at organised crime. This did not happen by accident. It is consistent with its long standing methodologies. The Police were ACTIVELY and fully involved. https://t.co/A3rxrNCLQ6
— Sanjeev Sabhlok (@sabhlok) January 6, 2020
Our team of doctors, nurses & medical volunteers who reached JNU to give first aid to injured students & teachers, was attacked by hundreds of goons. Mob manhandled doctors, nurses & threatened them. Our ambulance’s glass & windows broken, this is totally inhuman & insane. pic.twitter.com/IOiu7BHVbG
— Harjit Singh Bhatti (@DrHarjitBhatti) January 5, 2020
This teacher was hit on the head with an iron rod by RW goons. JNU students were protesting a fee hike.
If you’re STILL on the side of the aggressors,
you’ve chosen goons over students,
violence over education.
You’re choosing a hopeless future for yourself and your kids. pic.twitter.com/X4tVueUeVN
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) January 6, 2020
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) January 6, 2020
Here is the mob wielding iron rods and lathis and sticks freely roaming the JNU campus. The main gate is blocked, media not being allowed inside either. This is a complete collapse. @ArvindKejriwal if the police won't step in you must pic.twitter.com/5ffbUzqzQa
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) January 5, 2020
Video shared by a student from Sabarmati Hostel at JNU, shows masked men and women carrying a terrifying array of sticks and rods pic.twitter.com/PeLALUHjAh
— Aman Sethi (@Amannama) January 6, 2020
In this video ABVP workers telling female students 'Dum hai toh mardon ko bhejo'. Huge respect for the women of JNU who resisted the state enabled goons and took them on despite direct threats to their lives pic.twitter.com/yhoC57kkno
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) January 6, 2020
Hear this video. ABVP workers calling female students at JNU "Aatankwadiyon ki pilli". One of the girls who managed to make her way outside escaping the brutality offered me her scarf. She asked me to cover my face "mam, you don't know what they are capable of" pic.twitter.com/IuMaNp58LQ
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) January 6, 2020
Shot this video in the midst of the chaos. The man in the grey scarf wrapped around his head hounded young JNU girls telling them "Hum gender equality mein believe karte hain, andar ladkiyon ko demo de diya". Cops were standing right behind. @DelhiPolice should be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/aLKsxiyJjV
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) January 6, 2020
My mom is safe. JNU is peaceful for now & the gates are open! Eternal gratitude to the citizen protestors of Delhi who showed up at JNU main gate earlier tonight- you saved JNU! Thanks to the media & reporters who risked their own safety & showed Us what terror was unleashed 2day pic.twitter.com/4PekW5E9yN
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 5, 2020
Video from our correspondent who reached the spot when a reporter from @IndiaToday was being heckled & stopped from recording his piece to camera. You can hear one man say, 'Maro saalon ko [beat them]," Another says, "Agli baar bakwas na karega [he won't talk nonsense again]." pic.twitter.com/pfjQ4sbeTF
— newslaundry (@newslaundry) January 5, 2020