21 October, 2020

Intellectuals Think Politicsis Just For The Masses

Intellectuals Think Politicsis Just For The Masses
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A.J.ALPHONS

VOTE for the lesser evil is what I'd say to the Indian voter in a situation where the choice is between the devil and the deep sea. Vote on national rather than local issues. Have a single-point agenda which is: throw out corrupt people. The Prime Minister says corruption is a non-issue because all of them are like that.

Boycott the BJP. Because they stoke fanaticism. They seek to divide men in the name of God. That makes them more evil than evil itself. The NF has no ideology, no leaders. A man projecting himself as a potential prime minister heads a government that pulls a Rs 600-crore fraud on the people. Imagine what he would do if he were to head a defense purchase committee.

Prime ministerial choices? Why not me? No, but seriously I'd say Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram and A.B. Vajpayee. In that order. I don't approve of Vajpayee's party and ideology but he's alright. I'd prefer someone young and dynamic though who could take the country forward.

JAVED AKHTAR

THE intelligentsia does get involved,...

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