The Veiled Sup­port From En­emy Camp

Tehelka - - 20 - ANKUR MUTREJA,

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. Aer 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).



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.


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