The Veiled Support From Enemy Camp
I think Modi is floating because the Congress is helping him, under pressure from corporates. Else, he would have drowned long ago. Looks like a civil war in this country is imminent; Narendra Modi will hasten the process, but if he comes to power, he will also be victorious in that civil war.
Refer to ‘ Firestarter’ by Shoma Chaudhury, 16 June. Hats off to you! This well-studied and thought-provoking article should be able to re-open the illusive minds of urban elites and other intelligent people of Gujarat. Narendra Modi is neither an icon of development nor of a welfare state. His main aim is to project himself for bigger roles in Indian politics. I met him once in Rajkot where he was hiding during the Emergency. He was disguised as a Sikh. I met him at my neighbour’s place, who was an RSS associate, and heard him talk about the Hindu-Muslim problem. Aer I heard him, I felt this person should never be allowed to take any leadership position.
TUSHAR MEHTA, ON EMAIL Read your piece on Narendra Modi. Very incisive and well-written.
TANWEER ALAM, ON EMAIL It’s a good view point. I have been reading TEHELKA for the past four years and find it as one of the best magazines in this country where journalism is at its all-time low. But I do wonder, looking at your constant attack in the past year on only the BJP and nonCongress ruled states/leaders that whether this great magazine is worth reading. I’m neither a fan of the BJP or any other party, except Jayaprakash Narayan. But I’m curious to know about the Congress’ working style and dynasty politics, and the rampant corruption in Andhra Pradesh under YSR and scams under the UPA (rice scam, CWG, 2G etc).
GOPINATH YADAVA, ON EMAIL
Refer to ‘ The Future is Your Choice, Still’ by Jay Mazoomdaar, 9 June. Joining the green crusaders, TEHELKA’s interest and initiative in promoting and popularising “Go Green” is praiseworthy. Conserving forests, groundwater level, contributing to green cover and the wells of climate change, protecting wildlife, forest rights and reducing power wastage are in the interests of every one of us.
JACOB SAHAYAM, ON EMAIL