On Sunday we lost the Ex-union minister Jaswant Singh, as he passed away due to a cardiac arrest at Delhi’s Army Hospital. He was a close aide of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He handled multiple portfolios like Foreign minister, Finance and Defence Minister of India. Though someone’s death should not be treated as an opportunity to score brownie point, but also, in India we do have such politicians, who always seek for such occassion to spit some venom.
One such person is another close confidante and speechwriter for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sudheendra Kulkarni. In an article published in the Indian Express, he slammed the Modi Government and stated that if Jaswant Singh had recovered from the coma he would have “found the party he served for 4 decades, unrecognizable”, he gave an impression that under PM Modi, BJP has become depraved, corrupt, and not recognizing the contribution of their elder leaders.
In his article, Kulkarni wrote that under Vajpayee’s leadership the party even respected people like Jaswant Singh, who used to raise his voice against Government’s policies, which is not possible under the current dispersion under Modi.
However, the senior journalist Kanchan Gupta, exposed the evil intentions of Sudheendra Kulkarni and call out his double standards on Jaswant Singh. Kanchan Gupta slammed Kulkarni and reminded how he humiliated the Jaswant Singh in 2009.
He further added that he still has the elaborated notes of that meeting. He stated that it was the Venkaiah Naidu, who was consoling and comforting the highly disturbed Jaswant Singh Ji. Now Kulkarni is using Jaswant Singh’s death to target the Modi Government and to spread his nefarious agenda.
Sudheendra Kulkarni – the Black Sheep of BJP
He is an alumnus of IIT-Bombay, Kulkarni has straddled across ideological divides with ease. This has led many to label him as an opportunist who keeps moving to greener pastures. He was an active member of (CPI-M) and he Left ideology to the Right or even in his association with a leader. He joined BJP in 1996 through Advani but grew close to Atal Bihari Vajpayee when the latter became prime minister and became his speechwriter.
Kulkarni accompanied Advani on his infamous trip to Pakistan in 2005 where the latter described Mohammad Ali Jinnah as a ‘secular leader.’ BJP leaders maintain that it was Kulkarni who suggested this to Advani as part of the plan to help the Hindutva hardliner reinvent himself. However, this step backfired bigtime and Advani had to quit as BJP chief and Kulkarni was removed as national secretary soon but the two did not break ties.
Kulkarni is known for his pro-Pakistani views. He was the one who was instrumental in Atal’s pro Pakistan step. He was the one who orchestrated the Advani’s Pakistan fiasco. He is the one who proposed that “India Should Be a Friend in Need for Pakistan‘. He said that India should extends a “sincere” helping hand towards Pakistan, Islamabad may change its stand and return the favor despite the strained bi-lateral relationship.
His love for Pakistan is quite evident. Even when India-Pak relations were tensed, he was the one who launched the book by former Pakistani Foreign Minister. Pained by his actions, Shiv Sena activists blackened his face.
Kulkarni was a regular in the BJP war-room in 2009, when Advani was NDA’s PM candidate. But after BJP lost the elections badly, after the election debacle, Kulkarni slammed BJP leadership and also RSS’s interference in it, which he believed led to the downfall. Kulkarni had to quit the party and later he joined hands with TMC chief Mamta Banerjee.
Sudheendra Kulkarni was arrested on accusations of involvement in the ‘cash for votes’ scandal that was uncovered in March. He was believed to have offered cash to other legislators in exchange for their abstention in a 2008 confidence vote in Parliament.
Kulkarni slammed Varun Gandhi’s so-called anti-Muslim remarks and said that BJP indeed “snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory, in 2009,”. He advised the BJP to re-evaluate its approach to Muslims. He further added that “The party’s collective mind is suffering from prolonged confusion about how to deal with issues relating to Indian Muslims. However, he kept mum when Varun Gandhi was absolved of making any objectionable statement.
It was Kulkarni who spread fake news that “Advani against Modi as PM candidate“. He stated that “A socially polarizing leader has polarized his own party. Can he run a smooth, stable and effective government at the center? Think seriously,”. Such was his hatred against Modi.
He has a problem with anything Modi does, he has issues with Republic Day advertisements which omits ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ word from the preamble of the constitution. However, he forgot that these words were not available in the original constitution designed by Babaa Ambedkar.
He can never shy away from hiding his hatred against PM Modi. Just before the 2019 General Elections, he made the statement that it is “time for Congress to make Modi a one-term Prime Minister.
Sudheendra Kulkarni even certified China and claimed that China is not a ‘hostile’ power. He then tried to balance it out by claiming that India too is not a hostile nation.
In our opinion, Sudarshan Kulkarni was indeed a spy implanted by commies and congress and became a confidant of Atal and Advani and he used this opportunity to finish them both in 2004 and 2009. That man ended Advani’s political career by asking him to visit Jinnah’s mazaar. One thing Modi will be remembered for is about his capability to judge the people he steadfastly kept a distance from. Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha, Sudheendra, Swamy are prominent names that quickly come to mind. It has played a major role in his success as a politician.