The intellectual class among the Bahujans is spending a good amount of time in organizing lectures on Indian constitution, celebrating constitution day and reciting the preamble to the constitution. Which is a good thing to do? However, if this intellectual class had spent, half as much time it spends on these awareness programmes, on thinking about how we ourselves can become implementers of the constitution by capturing political power, how we can strengthen our political party, how we can fight and win elections and send our representatives to the Indian parliament, then we wouldn’t have had time to give lectures on the constitution. We would have been busy as a ruling class in implementing the constitution.
We keep singing laurels about the importance of the Indian constitution, we keep celebrating the Constitution day, but at the same time, we are passing on the responsibility to implement the constitution to the RSS.
Our intellectual class has distanced itself from the only national party of Bahujans that we have, the only hope to capture the political power and become implementers of the constitution. The political indifference of the Bahujan intellectual class is a very big cause for concern.
There are many Programmes, Dhamma Parishads, National Conventions, etc. happening daily but none to discuss how to capture political power. Is that an issue that should be a concern of a political party only? Doesn’t the intellectual class have a responsibility to contribute to the strengthening of the political party, so that we become constitution implementers and not just celebrators of the constitution? If this apathy of the Bahujan intellectual class towards the Process of capturing political power continues, it won’t take a long time for the constitution to become antiquity. Then we will be left to celebrate only the memories of the Constitution.
Author – Jayanti Pathri