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Survival Of The Fittest

Modi represents the nadir of Indian politics. It doesn't matter to him if his edifice of power is built on wrecked lives and homes.

Survival Of The Fittest
illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Survival Of The Fittest
outlookindia.com
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The tale of three ministers is symbolic of modern Indian politics. The karma and kismet of Narendra Modi, Digvijay Singh and Suresh Prabhu is emblematic of the "dark cloud with the silver lining" that our lawmakers have reduced our politics to. Let's first take that big dark thundercloud called Narendra Modi. His government's complicity in the horrifying Gujarat carnage has been too well-documented by the media, constitutional bodies, NGOs and private citizens to bear repetition. Even L.K. Advani, who defended him in India, apologised in London, describing Gujarat as "indefensible" and a "blot". But Modi still survives in office and that emblazons the biggest failure of political accountability in post-independence India, the ineffectuality of our constitutional and democratic processes and the utter moral bankruptcy of Indian politics. Taking moral responsibility for a wrong—even when one is in no way responsible for the act but simply because one is the head of an institution—is one of the most hallowed principles of governance. But Modi has cremated that ethic as...
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