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I always tell him that he should work with Raju Hiranit put me in a tight spot, he said. The expert committee’s next meeting is scheduled for 31 March. Deepika is happy that she has been delivering hit films off late and hopes her forthcoming film turns out to be a hit. That Kaushik and the crew members didn’t know the local language and vice-versa made things more difficult. We hope that the BJPfor oncebreaks out of its typical double speak and ensures thatas in Goaits government in Gujarat files an FIR for an inquiry into the snooping scandalrather than pushing for a commission whose terms of reference are themselves skewed The entire exercise of setting up of this commission is an eye wash It has members who have been given post retirement sinecures by the government of Gujarat This is an obvious conflict of interest and would result in a quid pro quo for the state government The Gujarat government cannot be the accused as well as the judge Ajay Maken In-chargeCommunications DepartmentCongress A step change * This refers to Rawalpindi shift (IENovember 29) Congratulations to Raheel Sharif for being chosen as Pakistans chief of army staff But will he be different from his predecessors or will he survive on promoting the fear and hatred of India Will he respect the democratically elected government headed by Nawaz Sharif Will he try to rein in the militants or help them multiply The new army chief has the opportunity to make history He should follow the path of peace and progressand defer to the civilian government RD Singh Ambala Jolly mobbish * Apropos the editorial The vandals (IENovember 29)Vijay Jollys vandalism outside the residence of former Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury should be condemned in the harshest terms It is not enough for BJP leaders to distance themselves from their party members hooliganism Jolly and the others who participated in the protest should be made to face the consequences of their actions by both the police and by their party MC Joshi Lucknow For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: March 27 2014 12:06 am Has Modi undergone an ideological transformation from his 2002 days The choice of Varanasi as a seat continues to throw hints of Hindu nationalism Related News His campaign rhetoric so far has defied ideological templates For several months I have been hearing Narendra Modi’s campaign speeches quite regularly paying attention to his themes rhetoric and imagery As expected he has vigorously attacked key political opponents — the Nehru-Gandhi family Nitish Kumar Mulayam Singh Yadav But a systematic silence has also marked his campaign Quite remarkably Hindu nationalism has been absent from his speeches Anyone who has read the basic texts of Hindu nationalism knows that three ideas constitute the thematic core of Hindu nationalist ideology First Hindus are the primary or exclusive owners of the Indian nation India is a Hindu rashtra (nation) Second two minorities — the Christians and especially the Muslims — have a profoundly ambivalent relationship with India As Savarkar wrote in Hindutva a classic text of Hindu nationalism Muslims and Christians can call India their “pitribhumi (fatherland)” but India is not their “punyabhumi (holyland)” As a result their love for India is “divided” They need to demonstrate their fidelity to India or must be made into Indians; Indian loyalties cannot be assumed to exist This is not a problem for some other minorities such as the Sikhs Buddhists and Jains for all of these religions says Savarkar were born in India not in the Middle East Their emotions as a result have no internal conflict Third caste divisions within Hinduism and caste-based politics need to be minimised for they undermine Hindu unity The incorporation of lower castes into the Hindu family should be premised upon their Sanskritisation The lower castes should follow the Brahminical model of Hinduism Modi’s campaign has departed wholly or very substantially from all three Hindu nationalist tenets Only in Assam a state faced with long-standing Muslim migration from Bangladesh did he talk about the need for making Hindus secure Otherwise the theme has not been overtly present in his speeches Governance and development have been the overarching ideas The overall campaign has been quite in contrast to “Garv se kaho hum Hindu hain (say with pride we are Hindus)” a running theme of Lal Krishna Advani’s campaign in the late-1980s and early-1990s In the late-1990s this theme was dropped That is when the BJP-based NDA came to power led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Modi’s most striking rhetorical tropes however are about India’s Muslims In Bihar as well as Uttar Pradesh he has made arguments truly unexpected from a Hindu nationalist viewpoint He has said that the Haj quota of Bihar and UP is rarely filled whereas Gujarat’s quota is always oversubscribed What is the reason Gujarati musalman samriddh hain lekin Bihar aur UP ke musalman garib hain (Gujarati Muslims are prosperous but Bihar and UP Muslims are poor) If the Muslims of Bihar and UP could be as rich as Gujarat’s they would be able to make the Haj pilgrimage one of the five pillars of orthodox Islam There are two fundamental ideological surprises here First Hindu nationalists have always opposed the Indian government’s Haj subsidy in operation since 1973 According to them it signifies Muslim appeasement Second it is a subsidy to visit the “holyland” which is in Mecca According to Savarkar the emotional chords such pilgrimages incubate undermine patriotic feelings towards India In contrast no Hindu visiting Varanasi can feel the tension between Hinduism and India Another ideological departure is even more striking On November 11 2013 in his blog Modi not only expressed admiration for Acharya Kripalani which was expected but also paid tribute to Maulana Azad a towering Muslim leader of India’s freedom struggle and the first education minster of independent India “There can be no greater disservice to our history than viewing these stalwarts through the narrow prism of political partisanship It is high time we realise that these are leaders who transcended barriers of caste community creed or party lines Their ideals and legacy are not for any party but for the entire nation to get inspired” Azad of course never wavered in his opposition to India’s partition a point Modi also makes in his blog But his commitment to Islam or Mecca was never in doubt Moreover in his legendary speech opposing Jinnah’s two-nation theory he had argued that both Islam and Hinduism had “equal claims” on Indian culture That goes against the basic article of Hindu nationalist faith that Indian culture is primarily Hindu Azad never conceded Hindu primacy He talked about religious equality Modi’s third departure from Hindu nationalism concerns caste In search of coalition partners he has openly embraced lower caste parties such as Vaiko’s MDMK in Tamil Nadu and Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP in Bihar He has even addressed Ezhava organisations in Kerala The significance of this is not well understood outside southern India Historically the Ezhavas were most shabbily treated by upper caste Hindus In the 1910s and 1920s under their pre-eminent leader Sri Narayana Guru the Ezhavas developed an alternative brand of Hinduism opposed to Brahminism They have never believed in the slogan of Hindu unity Alliances with lower caste parties is yet another Vajpayee-like political move so successfully pursued in the late-1990s when the BJP came to power Has Modi undergone an ideological transformation from his 2002 days We don’t have enough evidence to make that claim yet The choice of Varanasi as a seat continues to throw hints of Hindu nationalism But such symbolism has not been central to the campaign We have a clearly recognisable strategic pattern emerging right from the fateful Reuters interview in July 2013 a pattern only briefly interrupted by Muzaffarnagar whose association with Modi simply cannot be established Modi appears to have concluded that ideological purity cannot bring him to power Vajpayee-like ideological moderation and political pragmatism are necessary at least for now Since Rajni Kothari’s seminal arguments in the 1960s political scientists of India have repeatedly claimed that Indian politics is marked by what Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph called a “persistent centrism” Ideological purity of the left or right wing can produce state-level victories but to come to power in Delhi castes religions tribes and linguistic groups need to be brought together Modi is often criticised for nurturing an all-consuming desire for power From the perspective of political theory that is not a damnable flaw unless it leads to the weakening of democratic institutions We won’t know much about the latter until Modi comes to power Indeed given India’s realities a single-minded pursuit of power is a virtue in campaigning It pushes politicians away from ideological purity heading them towards strategies aimed at the largest possible coalitions Vajpayee understood this logic very well Modi may not have Vajpayee’s style but substantively his campaign over the last few months shows roughly similar traits The writer director of the India Initiative Brown University and author most recently of ‘Battles Half Won: India’s Improbable Democracy’ is contributing editor of the Indian Express [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News" it said. And his reply is hitting headlines now. who lives with his parents in Mukundpur area,” said Arai.

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