Ruchi Gupta

OPEN TO OPINION

Ruchi Gupta is associated with the Congress Party. Views expressed are personal.

POLITICS

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Liberals are wrong: BJP is not the new Congress

This false equivalence has so permeated the discourse that the exceptional nature of BJP's contempt for democracy, diversity and social justice has been normalised.

POLITICS

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Demonetisation about promoting private companies, not curbing black money

In the immediate term, this is a misuse of state power to coerce citizens into the user base of for-profit companies.

POLITICS

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Panchayati Raj under Modi is not for Dalits, women, adivasis

The PM dismissed the political role of an elected representative and instead favoured women's participation only to build toilets.

POLITICS

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Gujarat's compulsory voting law will marginalise minorities

It is a legislative alternative to the organisational effort required to increase Hindu voter turnout.

POLITICS

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Two reasons Aam Aadmi Party can't be the political alternative it professes to be

As the party moves into governance mode, it will be difficult to paper over ideological differences.

POLITICS

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Rajasthan panchayat ordinance is unjust and undemocratic

By setting arbitrary standards the government is using executive decision of a state government to subvert the Constitution and the collective will of the Indian citizenry.

POLITICS

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How the Rajasthan government is throwing children out of school

By "merging" 17,000 government schools into Adarsh schools, the Raje regime has forced students to drop out, besides providing a boost to private schools.