Jantar Mantar (New Delhi): Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Uma Bharti comes forward to support Sant Asaram Bapu. Uma bharti appeals to the media and to the Government of the Gujarat to investigate for the truth about the allegations that are being made on the Hindu saints.
She told the media that this is not the first time when false allegations are made on the Hindu saints in order to malign their image in the society and to affect their social works. Here it is worth to mention that Sant Asaram bapu and his followers work day and night for the spiritual, economical and educational progress of the society.
These all works (“ generally called as seva karyas”) are completely transparent in nature and thousands of people join these Seva Karyas to help millions.
In her first public appeal to the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), she told that BJP is recognized as a party who can understand and address the concerns of India’s single largest community. And Saints such as Shri Asaram Bapu ji, Ramdev Baba and others are the souls of this community. If parties like BJP do not come forward in exposing the false allegations against these saints, then Hindu community may lose its interest in these parties and their leaders. She further told that media appears to be playing a biased role in defaming the Hindu saints. Where most of the electronic and print media channels are busy in defaming Hindu saints, very few (e.g., A2Z news channel) have come forward to bring truth to the society. She also pointed out to the media that role of media is to provide news to the people by depicting facts from both sides. This basic principle seems not to be followed by the media these days.
She told the media that she had already met with Advani ji (a highly popular leader of BJP) and conveyed the concerns of millions of followers of Sant Asaram Bapu.
She gave a powerful three reasons to find out the truth behind the ongoing conspiracy against ashram and Sant Asaram bapu. Firstly, if ashram or sadhaks or followers of Sanat Asaram Bapu are involved in the killings of two children, then the bodies should have been thrown somewhere else rather than behind the ashram. Why did the followers themselves go to the police to register a case of missing children?
Secondly, government and the media need to examine the land documents and papers of the ashram before jumping to any conclusions. They should check the legal validity of these documents. Here it is worth to mention that, ashram has already told in public that they have paid the dues to the government and other parties and the trust has complete legal documents. However, everyday some media channels are framing allegations on the ashram authorities for forcefully grabbing the lands of farmers and government.
For the last reason, let us build some background. Some media channels are telecasting news that Sant Asaram Bapu has challenged the government of Gujarat and Narendra modi. On this issue, Uma Bharti told the media persons that they should not telecast such news without any authentic information. None of the media channel was showing the exact replica any video or audio in this case. Some media channels are using the video editing tools to create only sensational news.
Finally she concluded that if we will not examine the facts and keep on broadcasting such news that defame the Hindu culture, then unknowingly we all will be held responsible for the conspiracy against our saints and this is something which needs to be strictly prohibited.
Truly, Uma bharti has raised her concerns before the media and Government of Gujarat. When one gets a power, one’s responsibilities also gets increased. This basic principle seems to be missing in our so called leaders, and some media channels. If we keep on defaming those who have saved millions of people from going into the darkness, then our countrymen specially our coming generations will never ever forgive us for our deeds.
Today, it may seem to be a story of Sant Assaram Bapu ji only, but we already know that in the past, other saints such as Baba Ramdev, Swami Jayendra Sarswati ji were also targeted.
By targeting front runners or great preachers of a particular community, is there a big conspiracy going against that particular community.