Letters: Secularism - voters don't care
This refers to the report "I don't want Modi as PM: Amartya Sen" (July 23). Amartya Sen is going Justice Markandey Katju's way by commenting on unrelated subjects, though, of course, everyone has the right to an opinion on anything under the sun . The reality is that secularism and communalism are issues for the politicians, the intelligentsia, and the media; not for the voters. Voters in the 2014 general elections are likely to cast their vote for a corruption-free system, good governance and affordable cost of living. The Indian voter is reputed for taking his or her own decision and sticking to it. Which way the wind is blowing is clear from recent media surveys that have revealed Narendra Modi as the people's top choice. Sen's opinion may make headlines but is unlikely to change public opinion.
M C Joshi Lucknow
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First Published: Tue, July 23 2013. 21:01 IST