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Saffron power to submerge democratic values: Hamid Ansari

Ansari on Wednesday said Bharatiya Janata Partys success was "sectoral" and regional rather than at the national level.

Published: 04th October 2018 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2018 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

Hamid Ansari (File | PTI)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said Bharatiya Janata Party's success was "sectoral" and regional rather than at the national level. He said saffron partys ideology "seeks to submerge" the democratic values of diversity and inclusiveness.

Speaking at the book launch "Rise of Saffron Power: Reflections on Indian Politics," Ansari said: "Saffron ideology seeks to submerge the democratic values of diversity and inclusiveness in an alternate paradigm of exclusion and homogenization."

He said in the last four years, the BJP-led government had "failed" in its economic policies. "This is evident as grievances were being expressed by farmers, students and unemployed youth," he said.

He congratulated the author Mujibur Rahman and said this book would be an essential reading for anybody working on cotemporary Indian politics.

CPI lawmaker D. Raja said: "BJP coming to power is not change of government. It is the quality shift in Indian polity, which is emerging as the fascist regime.

"We are not only passing through economic or political crisis but we are witnessing a kind of ideological and philosophical crisis," he said.



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  • Vir Narain

    The only safeguard we seem to have against majoritarian misrule is Secularism - which is under threat - and the good sense of the majority. The latter can be compromised by biased education and disinformation.
    2 years ago reply
  • Atul singh

    Lol...and yet you enjoy full perks and pelf of a ex VP...
    2 years ago reply
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