"the Gandhian inspiration of AAP politics calls for serious rethinking. Gandhi’s use of civil disobedience was very infrequent. Only the issues of gravest significance required that mode of protest. A dharna, too, requires systematic prior analysis before it is undertaken as a mode of non-violent protest.
Socialism as an ideology has lost its meaning in the 21st century; especially in India, some of the worst forms of government conduct emanated from a socialist state, which also kept the masses poor; and as a purely pragmatic matter, the so-called aspirational millions and the urban elite, who have flocked to the AAP, have no taste for socialism any more." More here.
The following sentences has serious flaws:
"The two strands, initially represented by the Jana Sangh and the Swatantra parties, remained on the margins. It was the Ayodhya movement and economic liberalisation that created the conditions for a viable Right, so far a work in progress."
Revisiting the grammar of democracy in the eternal words of B.R.Ambedkar:
- "...if the parties place creed above country, our independence will be put in jeopardy a second time and probably be lost for ever.
- that political power in this country has too long been the monopoly of a few and the many are only beasts of burden, but also beasts of prey."