For the voter to ponder



The apprehensions and concerns expressed in the Editorial (“A promise to live by”, March 12) — that should the campaign be aimed at communal polarisation, it would be endangering democracy itself — is not misplaced given the way things are shaping in the run-up to the general election. Social media is replete with innumerable innuendos that brazenly suggest that the majority can be safe only under saffron rule and which has even the not-so-naive falling for it. Anyone voicing his fears and objections against the establishment is branded “anti-national”. Social activists are tarred with the newly coined term “urban Naxals” for raising the issues of the oppressed and the downtrodden. This election is definitely more than an exercise to elect a new government. The voter has the duty to elect people who would guarantee the rights under the Constitution to one and all.

G.B. Sivanandam,



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