[WSMDiscuss] BJP's vision of swaraj and ecological sustainability: dangerous doublespeak?

Dunu Roy qadeeroy at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 18:58:39 CEST 2020

This is probably going to bounce back from more than half of the multiple
networks that you are prey to, so will not contribute much to any debate
Ashish. But then that is how the world of networking isn't it? -outsiders
not allowed, until you are declared to be an insider!

Anyway, my not-so-humble submission is that perhaps you/we have not grasped
the true vision of the RSS's (*not* BJP's) "Gram Swaraj". That is why you
do not address the caste question in your construct of alternatives. If you
did, perhaps the nature of Gram and of Swaraj (as two distinct identities)
would become more (and searingly) obvious.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 9:16 PM Ashish Kothari <ashishkothari at riseup.net>

> Friends, a response I wrote to an article by Bhupender Yadav (Gen. Secy
> of Indian ruling party BJP), of 6th April, about the BJP's vision on
> swaraj (self-rule, autonomy) and ecological sustainability, in light of
> COVID crisis, attached and at this link:
> https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/coronavirus-pandemic-sustainable-development-bjp-new-vision-swaraj
> A longer version of this is at:
> https://ashishkothari51.blogspot.com/2020/04/gram-swaraj-and-sustainable-development.html
> Marking also to a couple of global lists as what India's ruling party
> says/does/projects has significant well beyond India ... and there is
> similar doublespeak taking place in so many other countries.
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