I'm sharing a question asked on Facebook, and my response to that question (see below).
It is crucial to note that Swarna Bharat Party will NOT become a "real" party unless it is strong enough to win a large number of seats (if necessary through seat sharing).
Its intention is NOT to fight elections like any other "micro-party" of India (which in my opinion are wasting lakhs of rupees of hard earned money of the people of India in merely losing one after another election, each year).
We have had micro-parties for nearly 7-8 years. They will NEVER work. So why not be strategic? Why not achieve the success you deserve?
SBP is a CLEAN SLATE with no names written on it. Yes, it has "office bearers" but there are intended to be replaced when everyone merges. It is proposal to India from me and from the Freedom Team of India that asks: "Are you serious about reform? If so, please MERGE your micro-parties and lead India to success."
Please note therefore that this party (and all work I have been doing for many years) is NOT about me. I am committed to doing this till I become 65 and after that I'll STOP and do what I really want to do: to paint, write and walk up the hills.
I am NOT a threat to anyone with political ambitions. I am your greatest supporter, your guide, your greatest well-wisher. I want you to succeed, but only if you are going to give India a genuinely good governance. So I care a lot about the policies you advocate. I'm very harsh with those who want to impose their "pet fancies" on India. Please step out of the way when you form government. Let India be free.
Now read my response to Surya Loonker of Jago Party:
Surya Prakash Loonker asked me about SBP formation: "why not use Jago Party or Lok Satta Party or PPI or ILG as your platform ?"
SBP is intended as an option for small political parties to merge (assuming they are serious). It has no other purpose. It will otherwise be a "paper" party, without any activity (except the minimum required by the law). FTI is a platform for leaders. SBP is a potential party for the entire country.
FTI members will NOT contest elections unless there is a VERY huge combined political effort. We'll invite all these and other groups to consider a TOTAL MERGER sometime in Jan/Feb 2014. Every party will be given senior roles based on its proven support base, etc.
So please support the formation of this merger option for India, to give good people (including all those you've listed) a REAL chance to succeed. I do not want to waste a single paisa on failure. This is a platform to ensure success of India and Indians. It is not for me, anyway, since I can't even contest elections. I hope people see this as a simple and SURE WAY to succeed – together.
Neither Congress nor BJP has an answer to India's problems. In fact both have jointly created the mess. Let's build a new MASSIVE movement and massive platform.
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