ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

Trapped in BJP s Framework

Trapped in BJP's Framework AT stake in the November 16 by-elections are 16 Lok Sabha and 58 assembly seats. It is not surprising therefore that the BJP and its affiliate organisations should have contrived yet another round of controlled tumult centred on the disputed site at Ayodhya. Acquisition of land around the mosque by the BJP government in UP and the vandalisation of parts of the structure by kar sevaks herded by the VHP-Bajrang Dal are intended to signal to interested sections of the electorate the seriousness of the BJP's approach to the construction of the Ram temple. Yet the BJP's predicament is such as to compel it to restrain itself and its various front organisations within limits that pre-empt any extreme step by the centre against the UP government.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top