14May ‘There were fewer riots under the BJP than under Congress regimes … I don’t think there is a reason to fear’ by: Patrick Ward May 14, 2014 in TOP STORIES 1 Comment BJP communal Congress elections Indian Army Lok Sabha Military Modi Secular
Very interesting interview. I think it is worth looking into the roots of this form of secularism found in the army. A much better model than the French one.
Although I agree with his analysis of Congress and their own jurisdiction over communal rioting, I don’t think the portrayal of Modi and BJP as some kind of lesser evil really makes no sense – though I appreciate it is a lot of rhetoric. Their ideology is very dangerous, and the rhetoric will have an impact on inflaming those tensions, to the detriment of minority rights.