Authoritarianism, majoritarianism played role in 2019 polls: Hamid Ansari in new book
Former Vice President Hamid Ansari has said in his new autobiography that “authoritarianism, nationalism and majoritarianism” played a role in the 2019 election and that a “subversion of core values is now underway”.
The book, By Many a Happy Accident published by Rupa…. contains several accounts of Ansari’s interactions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of them being when he had just become Vice President and was called on by Modi, then Gujarat Chief Minister.
“I referred to the post-Godhra happenings in his state in 2002 and asked why he allowed it to happen. He said that people look at only one aspect of the matter and pay no attention to the good work he has initiated, particularly for the education of Muslim girls. I sought its details and suggested that he should publicize it; ‘that does not suit me politically’ was the revealingly candid response”, the book says….