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

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UP Crisis United Front in Political and Ethical Disarray

The UF's moral advantage over the BJP is premised upon the principle of secularism, which remains ill-defined in a political sense though well characterised by a majority of seven in the bench that heard the S R Bommai vs the Union of India case. By its selective interpretation of the Bommai ruling, the UF has now surrendered this political advantage. If the secular foundations of Indian democracy provide the main inspiration for the 14-party UF alliance which rules at the centre, then the alliance is clearly under obligation not to treat enshrined principles of constitutional governance as matters of convenience.

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