18 September, 2020

The Merry Whys & Wherefores Of Bihar

If you can’t beat them, polarise their votes is the BJP mantra for opponents

Manoj Sinha
The Merry Whys & Wherefores Of Bihar
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Notes Of Stridency

  • Extending the Modi theme of the Pink Revolution, Giriraj Singh says Centre gave subsidy to those who exported beef and taxed those who reared cows
  • Also urges NaMo opposers to find a place in Pakistan
  • Former party president Nitin Gadkari says casteism is in Bihar’s DNA
  • Meanwhile in Bhavnagar, Pravin Togadia declares: evict Hindus from Muslim areas

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If Gandhi were born again and to undertake a political pilgrimage to Champaran today, he would have bought a non-AC three-tier ticket—if not a general one—on the Sabarmati Express from Ahmedabad to Muzaffarpur. From this north Bihar town, the untiring crusader may have opted to march to the land of indigo farmers, where the Mahatma had launched his first non-violent struggle almost a century ago, or 97 years to be precise. On its way, the train would stop at Vadodara, Godhra, Lucknow, Ayodhya, Varanasi. It would not, however, loop back to Delhi.

Circa 2014,...

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