All manifestos, except one, were ignored, even by the authors! The Prime Minister was not willing to campaign on the BJP’s manifesto. Mr Rahul Gandhi repeated the Congress’s promises, especially on NYAY, farmers’ issues and jobs, at every meeting.
When India became independent, Indians did not win freedom. The ruling class changed colour but the accents remained pucca. The punitive laws passed by the British were preserved just in case the natives revolt.
Today, 13 of the big states in the country have the presence of a strong regional player, much to the discomfort of national parties who believed their dominance in India’s politics would continue unchallenged.
Divide and rule might have served as a strategy during certain phases of colonial rule, but it did not work in every case. Its contemporary use demonstrates the persistence of the temptation that India’s colonial rulers had felt during their stay.
The cleanliness of the river on the ground is driven by engineering. This does not consider the health of the worker, the health of the river from an environmental standpoint or ensuring that the processes in place work smoothly.