A rose by any other name is still a thorny lotus


Was the verdict of Elections 2009 a verdict against Hindutva? Was the elections of 2009 a referendum on Hindutva? Is Hindutva a way of life as the Supreme Court averred? Or is Hindutva a bad word? Should the BJP dump Hindutva to become more acceptable to voters and allies? Will BJP become a “B” team of the Congress without Hindutva or a watered-down Hindutva? Is an “Inclusive Hindutva” a tacit admission of an exclusivist nature of Hindutva?

Cartoon: courtesy E.P. Unny in The Indian Express

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