The writer is a former professor of political science, Delhi University
In the past five and a half years, the BJP government has refused to tolerate criticism. Today our young people hammer home the fact that they will not tolerate any policy that violates the democratic and secular ethos of the nation.
It is caught in a crisis not because it is irrelevant, but because it is subjected to rank overuse and invested with too many expectations.
Democracy needs civil society. But not Anna Hazares version,contemptuous of ordinary voters.