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Letter to BS: With voting are nearing, there'll be more of jingoism

It is an undeniable fact that the overarching appeal of Hindutva nationalism has diminished the passion for secularism and social justice over the years

Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote for the state assembly elections in Jodhpur. Photo: PTI
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Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote for the state assembly elections in Jodhpur. Photo: PTI

Business Standard New Delhi
With poll dates nearing, things are really heating up in the campaigns in the run up to the election. If Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s modulated speeches in the initial stages of the high-profile election campaign are anything to go by, we can safely say that we are going to have more of jingoism, bellicosity and sabre-rattling, as against a well-argued discourse on the bread-and-butter issues of politics from the side of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

It could be argued that the BJP and the PM have made hyper-nationalism their campaign pitch as they cannot run the risk of

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First Published: Mar 31 2019 | 10:33 PM IST

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