By biting the Article 370 bullet Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a place for himself in the BJP and RSS pantheon which has no parallel. Already bjp and RSS cadres are calling his move the “August kranti” – a feat that would push him past the greats like late Atal Bihari Vajpayee or L K Advani without diminishing their contribution. If the saffron organizations had key pet agendas – Ram mandir at Ayodhya, uniform civil code and Article 370 In the history of the saffron organizations he is now the first leader to have delivered a top ideological promise the BJP and the sangh have been making for decades to keep their die hard supporters engaged
The BJP and its ideological mentor’s folklores have started changing indicated by the tweet posted by Ram Madhav BJP general secretary drafted from the rss in which he said “What a glorious day. Finally the martyrdom of thousands starting with Dr. Shyam Prasad Mukherjee for complete integration of J&K into Indian Union is being honoured and the seven decade old demand of the entire nation being realised in front of our eyes; in our lifetime. Ever imagined?”
BJP sources say that the prime minister’s address to the nation on August 7 will showcase his vision for the state. Interestingly two address to the nation in August is a rare happening
After J&K’s merger into Indian Union was passed, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee the founder of Jan Sangh that became bjp had coined the slogan, “Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan aur do Nishan nahi chalenge [There cannot be two Constitutions, two Prime Ministers and two flags in one nation]”.