Chanting of mantras and Jai Shree Ram slogans in Mayawati’s meeting underscore BSP’s attempt to revive its old Dalit-Brahmin social engineering formula. Opposition parties betray a lack of imagination and ability to come up with alternative politics. Borrowing from BJP’s Hindutva playbook to try to beat it is defeatist politics.
Bhupesh Baghel has raised the bar for those holding public offices
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel deserves applause for letting the law take its course in his father’s case. In an ideal world, such a show of propriety wouldn’t merit a special mention. As it is, public expectations from politicians are low. Baghel has raised the bar for those holding public offices.