A few months back a friend of mine wanted to join the B.J.P. and consulted me. I advised him against joining any political party as in my opinion none of them have genuine love for India or its people, and are only interested in power and pelf.
A few days later he again met me and said he had made some enquiries and came to know that the persons who rose high in the B.J.P. government or organization were those who had many years background as a member of the R.S.S. Also, the 'ghar wapasi' and other policies had antagonized him. Hence he decided not to join B.J.P.
The truth is that the B.J.P. is dominated by the R.S.S. and all its top ministers and party officials have decades of membership of the R.S.S.
What is the R.S.S. ? It was an organization created when India was under British rule, and its object, like that of the Muslim League, was to further the British policy of divide and rule.
I have interacted with many R.S.S. officials and members, and found that they are rabidly anti Muslim and anti Christian. They have closed minds about Indian history and culture. According to their way of thinking, all Muslims and Christians are devils, and Muslim rule in India was a period of slavery for India. Also, Hindus invented aeroplanes (as 'pushpak viman' is mentioned in the Ramayana ), atom bombs guided missiles, genetic engineering and head transplant surgery ( as was done to Ganesh ).
R.S.S. and B.J.P. thrive on hatred, that is, communal tension and communal riots, because that is all they have in their ideological arsenal. All the talk of 'vikaas' was really hogwash, as Arun Shourie, who had earlier supported Modi, has pointed out now.