In the end, the stalemate in Maharashtra will force everyone to get off their high-horse and introspect. More importantly, it’s bound to compel the BJP to soften its rhetoric and start addressing real issues like the state of the economy and growing unemployment.
It’s not surprising that several cabinet ministers in the Fadnavis government were sent packing by voters. The performance of the BJP’s alliance partner, Shiv Sena, has been underwhelming. Political observers have time and again pointed out the Sena’s helplessness in tagging along with the BJP.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar aka Swatantryaveer Savarkar is more known as the father of Hindu rashtravad (Hindu nationalism), but at the same time he also represents Maharashtra’s glorious tradition of social and religious reformers.
Revocation of Nayantara Sahgal’s invite to a literary meet is a sign of intellectual decline. The excuse that Sahgal has not written in a regional language is a facade. The real reason could be her active role in award wapasi and other issues.
BJP president Amit Shah speaks to The Indian Express on the Opposition challenge to the BJP, the party’s own difficulties
with allies, the criticism over lynchings and cow vigilantism, inner-party democracy and demands for reservation.