Story of Martyrs of Ram Mandir Movement:
Ram Kothari (22) and Sharad Kothari (20) lived 2 minutes from my place and used to attend the same Shakha.
In 1990, when RSS-BJP leaders incited them to face bullets in Kar Sewa,
no one told them that Ram Temple will be built only when BJP gets 370 seats in Parliament.
I still remember how Vajpayee, Advani, Modi etc etc would climb up to 5th floor of 42, Kali Krishna Tagore Street to eloquently convince us all that we must do whatever we can do build Ram Temple.
Almost like “Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Mandir Dunga.” (“You give me blood and I will give you Ram Mandir.”)
Ram and Sharad Kothari – the martyrs whose sacrifice on 2.11.1990 built career of Vajpayee, Advani, Modi, and every other BJP-RSS leader today.
They were shot dead on instructions of Mulayam Singh Yadav in Ayodhya.
BJP leaders said they will avenge their deaths. Called Mulayam a murderer.
Hailed them as martyrs. And rose to power.
Modi attends wedding of Mulayam’s children.
No one takes name of Ram and Sharad.
They never feature in any Mann ki Baat.
No stamp issued in their memory.
No road named after them.
All BJP has to say is: Same check cannot be cashed twice!
The rise of BJP from non-entity to 282 is based not on any political masterstroke.
But on sacrifices of heroes like Ram and Sharad.
BJP may forget them as an outdated check that cannot be cashed again. But I promise to not allow politicians to make fool of martyrs.
Time for political correctness is over.