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Inclusive or communal? Dangers of Arvind Kejriwal's 'homely Hinduism'

What was earlier seen by some as an antidote to the BJP's polarising politics seems to have gone on to another plane

Bharat Bhushan

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has become bolder over time in the political and public display of his religious beliefs. He was earlier known to cite the benefits of reciting the “Hanuman Chalisa” on television and his visit to the Hanuman Temple in his constituency on the eve of the last Delhi state Assembly elections. Even then his behaviour had raised more than a few eyebrows.   At the time his liberal supporters exulted that this homespun image of a humble Hanuman-bhakt (Devotee of Hanuman) was absolutely the best antidote to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ...