Amit Malviya, BJP National Info & Tech Dept., Co-incharge West Bengal :
Who says there aren’t alternatives? Yes, there are alternatives. Not just one but many alternatives. It just depends on what one seeks from a political alternative.
There is an alternative available for issuing brazen threats to police personnel of vindictive action if the incumbent party in the state loses an election
There is an alternative if curbing media freedom through quid pro quo exchanges with journalists – positive stories in lieu of government ads, are required.
There are alternatives available if one is looking for alternative strategies for winning elections like suppressing political opponents through brutalities and violence against their local workers.
There are numerous alternatives if undue favours are being sought from the government for getting contracts and public resources. From canceling fair practices like auctions to granting contracts in lieu of kickbacks, these alternatives hold rich experience.
There are alternatives available if India’s rich civilizational and cultural history is perceived as unnecessary baggage which is irrelevant in modern times
There are alternatives available if we prefer sluggish public service delivery and enough leakages to ensure thriving local level corruption
There are alternatives available if we prefer stagnation in infrastructure development over massive transformation.
There are alternatives available if we want governments incapable of providing a commensurate response in case of national security challenges and upholding national interests.
There are numerous alternatives available if marginalized groups are merely “vote banks” and don’t require state assistance for empowerment. Of course there are alternatives. Just that India has rejected them.