Saturday, July 09, 2005
Not an umbilical cord but a noose
Ramachandra Guha writes in the Telegraph:
The BJP cannot, will not, rid itself of the bigots and bigotry of the RSS. It cannot, will not, remodel itself as a party that treats all Indians equally regardless of their personal faith.This is the conclusion of an excellent article, and one that might dismay those who would like to see the emergence of a secular-right party in the Indian polity, the kind that C Rajagopalachari once led. The past is not always an accurate indicator to what will happen, though, and small acts we ignore today may have unintended consequences. It'll be fun to see how the political scene in India shapes itself in the years to come.