From ‘Development’ to ‘Authoritarian Conservatism’
Recall the rise of the right and the massive setback of liberal politics in the recent past. Ironically India did forget that itwas about to chose not only the voice of the corporate but also a chief minister who presided over the genocide in Gujarat. Unfortunately he was misread by large chunk of Indian voters as the messiah of development. He and the BJP president were neither accused of un-constitutional activities nor being barred or interrogated. He was elected and assumed office as the prime minister of India. Suddenly people and the media forgot all charges of engineering communal riots because it was needed to be forgotten as desired by the ruling class of our country. He appeared to be the pied piper,the protagonist of emerging India, epitome of strength and masculinity and all these were urgently required to unleash decisive power of Indian and foreign corporates.