The Ram Janmabhoomi

The Ram Janmabhoomi movement (along with the India-China War of 1962 and the Emergency milieu) was a crucial turning point in the political fortunes of the Hindu right.It is however important to point out what all has changed in terms of polity state policy and social responses in India since the Modi government first came to power in 2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses party supporters at a public meeting for Gujarat Assembly election at Himmatnagar PTI Today there is no denying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is supremely ascendant It has a strong hold on North India beyond its usual base of Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan Chattisgarh Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh: Ruling Bihar Uttar Pradesh and Haryana It has done well in the south and has captured the North East Yet somehow in the years between the Congress-led UPA (I and II) and the Modi-BJP-led NDA government the national conversation itself has changed showing a paradigm shift in political social and media priorities: Despite surveys such as the one by CSDS-Lokniti on how the Indian youth and general electorate is focused on a higher standard of living employment and healthcare The face of the country has been altered in some key ways: 1 Key public intellectuals have been discredited by the State and regime in an attempt to stifle democratic dissent freedom of speech and policy critique Eminent literary figures and scholars have been branded as petty partisans (“award wapsi”) Intellectuals and activists such as Medha Patkar Jean Dreze and Harsh Mander who in the UPA days were held in high respect despite the regime’s neoliberal ideology and even sat on Sonia Gandhi’s National Advisory Council (NAC) are now regarded by the government ground-level Sangh agents the mainstream media and their captive audience as patently anti-national 2 There has been a great increase in incompetence in institutional appointments While the earlier UPA (and overall economic policy of Manmohan Singh and his successor finance ministers since 1991) had a rather technocratic bent and accorded itself the requisite structural changes—the NDA appointments reek of nepotism and incapacity other than Hindutva allegiance—whether it is FTII chairman Anupam Kher Gajendra Chauhan or JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar or the appointment of Sambit Patra to the ONGC board 3 The minimum wage debate has been entirely wiped off the political map since the UPA days Apparently development has nothing to do with economic rights or inflation/cost of living adjustments There is no longer any comparison discussed between the Tendulkar Report and the Arjun Sengupta Report: Poverty itself has vanished from the economic narrative despite the best efforts of economists such as Jean Dreze and Utsa Patnaik 4 Congress governments had a particular preoccupation with giving a dignified remuneration to middle and high-rank public servants and employees: Especially with the 5th and 6th Pay Commissions The Modi government on the other hand has been reluctant to financially support public employees: As we saw from the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue/agitation the various pension struggles by school and college/university teachers and the minimal gains in the 7th Pay Commission 5 Under Congress rule communal riots (and there have been many) such as Nellie Hashimpura Muzaffarnagar and Bharatpur made national headlines and put the government under immense pressure to pursue justice (regardless of whether it chose to or not eventually) On the other hand the political-communal violence we see today under BJP rule—the numerous lynching incidents such as Akhlaque (Dadri) Junaid Pehlu Khan and others as well as mass-scale communal intimidation and riots today— have been normalised in the media and don’t even warrant a statement from the relevant Cabinet and state ministers 6 Once upon a time scams and scandals used to cause political earthquakes: And ended up being the downfall of the UPA government They don’t today The Vyapam scam demonetisation huge tax breaks for millionaire billionaire and corporations net neutrality the Rafale deal: None of them appear to be red flags in the quality of governance offered by the Modi-led Cabinet in the mainstream media 7 There has been an entire lack of internal debate in political parties since the Modi government came to power Modi and Amit Shah first took over the BJP side-lining the entire remaining leadership in one sweep?2 billion over the last six years. 60, Berna Turam,000 people. It appears to be gripped by the siege mentality so much that it has started getting indifferent to people. Was it an important stepping stone in her maturing as a player? "India has played a positive role in Afghanistan.

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