Whose mandate is it anyway???

Great piece…..


Vir Sanghvi is undoubtedly one of India’s finest journalists.His flow of the pen along with the aptitude makes his ‘remaked’ book an interesting page turner.The book seldom misses out on key objectives and pours in subjectivity-a trend TVs journalism fails to follow. The 1971 Elections according to Sanghvi’s book is a watershed moment.well I do disagree there.For me the watershed elections has to be 1967 which dawned a new cauldron-the decline or mass rejection of crony syndicatism and rise of ‘Goongi Gudiya’.but the 1977 elections part misses out the muted change with Jagjivan ram’s departure-another watershed moment.the Rise of Sanjay Gandhi also magnifies the captivating sycophancy of the so called party of democrats.The Vajpayee era is also captured with great intuition.The book also sees the paralysed 1990s and the hick ups of the Mandal Masjid era.The author truly analyses facts not like a subalternan or a Marxist or a rightist…

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