One can see the alliance between the neo liberal and right wing politics- and it has many dangers. If one follows the 'Gujarat development model', we are clearly doomed (I won't get into the debates about the myth surrounding economic growth, we are all aware of them.) Small peasants/farmers and tribal will suffer enormously.
This kind of government poses threat to secularism as well. My apprehension is that people who claimed to be secular in public (but were really not in their private lives) would now come out openly and fearlessly declaring themselves as fanatics. We have thrown away ideas of secularism and tolerance and all that we will become would be a fascist aggressive country with no sense of ethic of care or understanding of politics or secularism.
As I get disenchanted from all this, later in the evening, louder voices reverberate in the campus. The JNU student community is expressing its disagreement and anger with the elections' result. Slogans of "Modi haye haye", "kadam kadam par ladenge tumse", filled the roads of JNU, giving hope to some of us who delved into helplessness and cynicism. I am joining the procession thinking these elections and the coming few years as a temporary setback in Indian politics and democracy.
With the left and a third party like AAP emerging, one can hopefully claim that future still could be made good and it remains ours. There are still a many things that the Indian democracy and Indian politics has to witness. Who knows may be in future we won't need national parties like BJP or the Congress but regional parties would emerge victorious or an altogether different form of governance.
P.S- the colour in JNU remains 'LAAL'
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