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Letter to BS: Nationalism cannot be reduced to gross majoritarianism

Likewise, politics does have its genesis in confrontation

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, in Nagaon, Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Photo: PTI
A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, in Nagaon, Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Photo: PTI

It’s good that this impatient nation gets a few days to ponder over the ethos, evolution and the economy of the period that we are passing through now. Nationalism cannot be reduced to gross majoritarianism. Likewise, politics does have its genesis in confrontation but the reverse would be the very antithesis of socio-political evolution .The “us versus them” needs to yield to the notion of “we and the problem”.

R Narayanan Navi Mumbai


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First Published: Mon, May 20 2019. 21:37 IST
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