An earnest request to readers: Please do not politicise this blog post. Please do not politicise this tweet.

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India’s politicians who live, breathe and play politics 24×7 have found a new way of sounding superior and extricating themselves out of sticky situations.

By asking their rivals to “not politicise” an issue which might enfeeble them.

So, you had the prime minister asking the Congress not to politicise Ambedkar‘s legacy after his government found itself on the mat on its stance in the SC/ST (prevention of atrocities) Act before the Supreme Court, and a few people had died.

But if political parties do not politicise issues who will? And what is the raison d’être of political parties if they do not politicise issues?