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[–]casparvoneverecBig tiddy respecter[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Perhaps but the pattern of dynastic rule remains. All Indian parties are more or less family franchises.

[–]Parthings 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Absolutely. But knowing the culture more, you see that a shady “intellectual” claiming to know better is the source of legitimacy for the government.

Before Gandhi, neither the congress nor the British were popularly legitimate. Mughals sponsored an entire set of intellectuals to translate ancient Hindu works to Persian and other languages. Even today, the anti Hindu caste warriors rely on a Dr Ambedkar to be the source of their intellectual credibility.

Part of the reason why the BJP has failed to maneuver better is because it is still seen as a party without an “intellectual” backing