Waman Meshram, National President, Bharat Mukti Morcha
Beginning of adult franchise movement
Around 1917-18 movement for adult franchise began in England because in England to there was no right of adult franchise, over there too only the tax payers and educated people had right to vote. That’s why around in 1917-18 movement for adult franchise began in England but alarm bell rang in India. Why did it happen this way? This is because at that time existing India was British India. Which alarm bell rang in British India?
Brahmin thought that if adult franchise gets enforced in England then the law that will pass in England today or tomorrow will be implemented in India because India is British India. If right to adult franchise gets implemented in India then as per the calculations of adult franchise the population of Shudras and ati-shudras is more and if the get right of adult franchise then elections will take place based on right of adult franchise. One whose population is higher they will rule, and then what will be our plight? That’s why after evaluating this entire situation in 1922 ‘Hindu Mahasabha’ was set up in Nasik and in 1925 RSS was set up.
Founder of RSS is no one else but one of the Congress leaders whose name is Dr.Hedgewar. Dr.Hedgewar was one of the leaders involved in Congress party’s azadi, who diverted himself to set up RSS. In 1922 Hindu Mahasabha gets set up and in 1925 RSS gets set up and you go about assuming that this effect is without cause, there is no cause, by in the world if any effect is seen then there is some or the other cause, there is cause therefore there is effect seen. Cause needs to be searched; in order to search there must be something in upper layer (mind). One has to analyze various things and conclusions needs to be drawn.