Thursday, March 03, 2005

Old habits die hard... for both Congress and the Press

Sometimes the "secular" press in India keeps its silence. And, this is one of those times. Not much noise about Jharkhand and Goa where the parties involved did what they have done for years in subverting democracy. I guess, in both instances the reason for the silence is the general feeling that a "secular" government is better than a right wing one even if the popular vote did not indicate that.

Are we willing to walk with the devil to cross the "secular" bridge? We seem to be constantly taking focussed shots at the institutions that are a must for a vibrant democracy. And, this is true with the "secular" parties and the right wing ones.

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