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The campaign for parliamentary election began in May 2009 and the slogan of the BJP for election was “Majboot Neta – Nirnayak Sarkar”. The prime ministerial candidate of BJP, L. K. Advani took all possible steps to paint Dr. Manmohan Singh as the weakest Prime Minister that the country ever saw.

This negative campaign backfired and boomeranged on the BJP inflicting colossal damage to its own image and standing. The party was not a significant gainer in the number of parliamentary seats it won, except in Jharkhand and Karnataka. It lost seats even in BJP ruled states.

The main leadership of the party was provided by L.K. Advani, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley. None of these three leaders were ready to take responsibility of nationwide poor showing of the party. The central leadership started finding scapegoats and began penalizing them one by one. Khandoori was removed as the Chief Minister of Uttaranchal. Vasundhra Raje Scindia was directed to resign from the position of leader of opposition in Rajasthan assembly. These steps have done immense harm to the party.

L.K. Advani absolved himself from all responsibilities. At first he refused to become the Leader of Opposition in parliament, but, reluctantly accepted the responsibility after request from partymen. It was very difficult to choose the successor of Advani in a short time.

Rajnath Singh, the president of BJP started cracking whips in the style of Late Indira Gandhi which has backfired and a number of leaders of BJP have started questioning the steps taken by the central leadership of the party. Two such initial leaders were Jaswant Singh and Yashwant Sinha.

Jaswant Singh was conveniently expelled from the party for writing a book on the partition of the country. He was penalized for criticizing Sardar Patel for which his book has been banned in Gujarat. But, the RSS stalwart Sheshadri had also held Nehru and Patel responsible for partition. Jaswant Singh was penalized for his resenting remarks on the central leadership. But, the book of Jaswant Singh has become an instant bestseller.

Now, everybody seems to be in revolt in the party Arun Shourie has thrown up a fresh challenge. Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Brajesh Mishra have spoken that Advani was aware of release of terrorist at Kandhar. But, during election campaign he lied to the people of India. This proves that the tallest leader of the party is dishonest in his statement. This is not a mean thing and the party is in a state of shock.

If we analyze the horoscope of BJP based on the date and time of the formation of the party i.e., 6th April 1980 time 11:40 AM, Delhi, the following points emerge clearly. First we will start with an overview of the horoscope.

The Lagna rising was Gemini.
The third house has Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Rahu.
The sixth house has Moon
The ninth house has Mercury and Ketu
The tenth house has Sun
The twelfth house has Venus.

Moon is placed in the sixth house and is not supported by any planet from either side commonly known as “Kemdrum Yoga”. This signifies that BJP will largely lead a lonely life and will remain politically untouchable for a long period.

All the three major planets viz Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde in the horoscope. In Vedic astrology retrograde planets refers to “Aparampragat” (uncommon) behavior. This gets substantiated by the focus of BJP on issues that have no relevance in today’s world. The raising of issues like Ram Sethu, Ram Janambhoomi, Jinnah’s role in partition are of similar nature.

The 8th lord Saturn is placed in conjunction with the 10th lord Jupiter. In Vedic astrology 8th house is seen for dead and death. The conjunction of 8th lord and the 10th lord indicates that BJP polity did not even spare dead for political gains. It also signifies an interest to bring back the past wounds which any progressing society likes to forget for a better future.

The 3rd lord Sun in the 10th house and placement of Malefic Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in the 3rd house gives the party a strong fighting power which can see the party bounce back to prominence again. However, a divisive politics that the party is known to play is not allowing the party to win the confidence of the nation. Vajpayee was a moderate face of BJP and was liked by all but the present leadership with hard liner image has suffered credibility.

The party is right now passing through the pratyantar dasa of Venus / Mercury / Moon from 15th July 2009 to 10th October 2009. Moon, the pratyantar dasa lord, in the horoscope is the 2nd lord representing kutumb (family) that happens to be placed in the 6th house (disputes). With the beginning of this pratyantar dasa infighting in the party has taken serious proportions.

The pratyantar dasa of Venus / Mercury / Mars will start from 10th October 2009 and will continue up to 10th December 2009. It is possible that disputes may aggravate during this period and show of strength may throw out a new leadership.

The functioning of a healthy democracy requires a strong ruling party and a strong opposition party. BJP was functioning as the largest opposition party and it is sad to see the party bleeding in this way. The situation can be retrieved by a change of leadership.

Written by: Anand Sagar Pathak
28th August 2009