Dynastic Politics, Personality Cults And Other Maladies Of Indian Democracy – By Vipul Dixit
Since the 2010 election, when the Indian electorate gave a thumping majority to the complacent BJP-led NDA government, the voices against the majoritarianism had only grown louder. The government repeatedly had been accused of vitiating the atmosphere of communal harmony; hence, being accused of destroying India’s ability to co-exist with its diversities peacefully. The government had also been accused of being downright Fascist on the floor of the Parliament itself.
With many media houses kowtowing the official narratives as the only important version of a story, these accusations are only getting bigger. But while these accusations are doing the rounds, it also gives us an opportunity to introspect and reflect on the kind of democracy we are becoming.
Even a casual look-back reveals that the events of 2019 or even 2014 are merely symptomatic of the malaise that has long infected Indian politicking.…
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