13 April, 2021

Inoculate India's Mind

Our institutions need to be permanently immunised against political saffron

Sandeep Adhwaryu
Inoculate India's Mind
Do two wrongs make a right? Can rat poison cure cyanide poisoning? Can a tilt to the Left be balanced by a tilt to the Right? Clearly, the answer is no. But politicians seem to think otherwise, judging by the ongoing controversies regarding history textbooks, replacing governors, punishing scamsters, fighting over tainted ministers, disrupting Parliament. It’s the season for the pot to call the kettle black.

Tainted ministers shouldn’t be in Parliament, parliamentary proceedings shouldn’t be disrupted, textbooks shouldn’t be rewritten with every regime change, scamsters shouldn’t get away scot-free. But it is hypocritical for the BJP to kick and scream, protest and stall over these issues. They are as guilty as the Congress on all these counts, so who are they fooling? Exactly as they misjudged the public mood against India Shining, they are now misjudging public ire against BJP whining. All their carping, bitching, slandering, protesting against the Manmohan Singh government is only reaffirming their image as sore losers. The BJP, which became the bmw Janata Party...

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