Creed above country: Rise of the Right

Print edition : September 01, 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Lal Bahadur Shastri. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Gulzari Lal Nanda. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Indira Gandhi. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Morarji Desai. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Charan Singh. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Rajiv Gandhi. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

V.P. Singh. Photo: UNI

Chandra Shekhar.

P.V. Narasimha Rao. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

H.D. Deve Gowda. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

I.K. Gujral. Photo: PTI

Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Manmohan Singh. Photo: PTI

Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

Close to the 70th anniversary of Independence, one finds a growing tendency of the state to control all facets of life—politics or social equations or culture or culinary habits. The larger intent is to create a political state where there is no opposition, either at the electoral and legislative forums or at the ideological level in terms of expression of alternative views.
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