Gruesome killing of eight people in Bengal’s Birbhum is deplorable. So are attempts to politicise it. Every party, without exception, has contributed to Bengal’s culture of violence. CM Mamata Banerjee’s remark that such incidents happened in Gujarat, Rajasthan too, is uncalled-for whataboutery. She must ensure a fair probe and justice.
Shivraj adopting Yogi’s hardliner image unfortunate, shows moderates are losing confidence
Shivraj Chouhan trying to become MP’s ‘bulldozer Mama’ after UP election results shows ‘bulldozer Baba’ Yogi Adityanath is becoming a role model for BJP CMs. Chouhan’s attempt for an image makeover as a hardliner is, however, unfortunate. Moderates losing confidence and conviction is a telling commentary on contemporary Indian politics.