The Sangh parivar’s desperation to quickly try and recover lost ground before its goals are thwarted is cranking up the hatred quotient in India.
Gandhi alleged that the government was orchestrating violence against minorities to polarise society for narrow political gains.
Shiv Sena, the oldest ally of the ruling BJP, has decided to go it alone in the 2019 elections. Sanjay Raut says his party is ready to face the fall-out.
The finance minister has discovered the garib and has felt compelled to make a pretence of quelling the farmers’ anger, just as he has given a cold shoulder to the urban middle classes.
The BJP’s by-poll defeat in Rajasthan and West Bengal will likely be a big cause of concern for the Modi-Shah duo.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
The growing loss of faith in the prime minister arises from the same source from which faith had been generated: his self-centredness.
The opposition will have to go back to the drawing board to review how it must respond to the developing political dynamics as the BJP tightens its vice-like grip.