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Saroj Giri What is ‘Modi’ the name of today?Recall Praveen Togadia’s tweet that Hindutva followers should not be too opposed to Modi ordering the arrest of Bajrang Dal activists (they were arrested on August 20th 2013 by Gujarat Police after they had vandalised an art exhibition in Ahmedabad which included art exhibits from Pakistani artists) The reason Togadia provides: ‘let him add secular votes’ Togadia’s tweet points to a new strategy of Hindutva politics which believes it possible to secure secular votes without giving up communal divisive politics Secular votes are now compatible with communal polarisation including riots But there is a caveat: you must keep communal polarisation low profile or low intensity and keep chanting the mantra of development and governance That is in a riot situation keep the number of actual killings low and instead compensate for that by increasing those displaced and uprooted from their land and homes – clearly the pattern in Muzaffarnagar riots (Sep 2013) where the thrust was on displacing Muslims (50000) shattering their economic base and means of livelihood rather than on killings per se (‘only’ 37 Muslims killed) This new kind of riots represent lessons learned from what ‘went wrong’ in Gujarat 2002 where the high number of Muslims killed (790) attracted enormous press and civil society attention around the world and created a political albatross that dogs Modi to this day These are riots in the age of good governance or good governance as the continuation of riots in new ways Narendra Modi in this file photo PTI One indication of this is seen in the manner in which both ‘secular’ and ‘communal’ parties contest and fight over who can deliver on growth development and good governance – the new ‘hegemonic’ agenda of politics Defending the secular constitutional order seems secondary even for the secularists In any case this secularism is no longer what is being actively contested and fought over in politics The communal forces too are no longer attacking ‘pseudo-secularism’ Here we notice a major structural shift in Indian politics Modi is hardly heard lashing out at ‘minority appeasement’ or putting the Ram Mandir at the centre of his campaign for the 2014 elections Instead it is all about good governance and growth ‘The BJP’s definition of good governance is an administration where even the weakest and the most vulnerable sections of society have an equal stake in charting the country’s growth’ Some say Modi is increasingly talking like a management guru In other words you can be communal without being communal today However many among them ardent secularists and leftists welcome this new agenda of politics while opposing Modi/BJP It is supposed to take us away from divisive issues and communal or vote bank politics and open the way towards a more enlightened rational politics based on genuine issues of development and governance A Muslim as much as a Dalit or an upper caste Hindu or a jhuggi dweller all want basic amenities like water electricity good schools – they all want good governance don’t they So if only we could stop Modi or the BJP from coming to power this agenda is in itself very positive It is by dint of this logic that scores of secularist or left-leaning activists and academics have joined AAP which promotes this agenda What is however overlooked is that the new agenda in no way undermines divisive or communal politics and in fact only realigns thelatter in far more sinister ways That is communalism does not weaken under good governance but is rendered invisible pushed to a subterranean existence outside the realm of active politics and public debate outside political contestation – and hence in many ways gets strengthened leading to minority persecution and mass murder With everyone obsessed with good governance and growth communalism festers gathers strength away from the limelight Indeed the Indian communal social order is much deeper than the constitutional values of secularism purportedly meant to fight it As I argued elsewhere this fight needs nothing less than a radical social transformation rather than some flimsy constitutional secularism The riots in Muzaffarnagar not becoming an issue at all in the Delhi elections is a case in point here These elections gave full voice to the agenda of development and good governance Indeed how can the good and clean governance of citizen-entrepreneurs have anything to do with sectarian violence and minority persecution The much touted rejection of vote-bank politics and vested interests or even the fight against corruption now feels an alibi and a refusal to not address the issue of minority persecution indeed of mass murder and rape which was unfolding not very far from Delhi – nay not just refusal but a total invisibilisation pushing the riots outside the field of vision Out of sight out of mind What is happening is that riots are getting ghettoised Earlier minorities were ghettoised in the cesspool of socio-economic backwardness but their killings in riots as in say Gujarat 2002 would shock the nation and make for national debate No more With Muzaffarnagar we know that now riots too can be ghettoised When the country was in tumult over the rape of women you had almost 200 women raped during the Muzaffarnagar riots So little is heard about these ‘Nirbhayas of Muzaffarnagar’ even as the country is supposedly in the throes of a movement for swaraj and some say ‘second freedom movement’ Minority persecution is shoved into the arena of some kind of a naturalistic inevitability or merely a carryover from the practice of vote bank politics and corrupt vested interests We good citizens innocent of those horrible machinations and fighting corruption day in and day out and now all standing for good governance will obviously not have anything to do with it Go ask somebody else about it Hence the mantra of development and good governance has made it so much easier to cleanse your hands off the most heinous crimes of communal hatred and murder It is not however everybody’s luck to be seen as epitomising the new development agenda Modi stands out in this But Modi also epitomises riot engineering to be now carried out without losing secular votes So while others like the Samajwadi Party too have overseen many riots under their rule least of all in Muzaffarnagar the prize goes to Modi for being the exemplar of this mix of riots and good governance today Thus while he is transforming himself into a management guru ‘moderating his rhetoric’ other leaders in the Parivar (Vinay Katiyar Rajnath Singh) keep the traditional communal politics afloat on his behalf – a very sinister division of labour among the RSS-BJP leaders But it is not that this mix of riots and good governance cannot exist without Modi With less perfection this can be carried out by the Congress or any other party SP’s Akhilesh Yadav for example did really nothing to stop the Muzaffarnagar riots and played the most sordid vote bank politics with Muslims If this is the case then what do we say to those progressive and secular Modi-haters who attack him for 2002 but do not want to critique the new agenda Indeed this agenda is shared by those who are fighting Modi and the BJP those fighting ‘communalism’ by the Aam Aadmi Party and to a large extent by the Congress including many other regional political parties It is the default mode of Indian politics today The Aam Aadmi Party is increasingly targeting Modi even as it is neck- deep in the good governance muck And yet in terms of its articulation effects and ramifications the new agenda seems already set in its affinity with communal politics Thus think of AAP’s coyness when it comes to talking about communalism Their insistence that they are not about vote banks so often seems to be a way to duck communal issues including riots Indian politics’ umbilical cord with communal politics and riots is magically rendered invisible by the cunning discourse of good governance transparency and anti-corruption Only a politics of radical social transformation can dislodge this bonhomie of good governance and communalism Washington: The most stunning and close-up images of Pluto’s surface have been beamed back to Earth byNasa’s New Horizons space probe "This is the most detailed view of Pluto’s terrain you will see for a very long time" Nasa said Close-Up of Pluto’s surface IANS The mosaic – extending across the hemisphere that faced the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on 14 July last year – includes all of the highest-resolution images taken by the Nasa probe With a resolution of about 80 meters per pixel the mosaic affords scientists and the public the best opportunity to examine the fine details of the various types of terrain on Pluto and determine the processes that formed and shaped them "This new image product is just magnetic" said Alan Stern New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute in Colorado "It makes me want to go back on another mission to Pluto and get high-resolution images like these across the entire surface" said Stern The view in the mosaic extends from the "limb" of Pluto almost to the "terminator" or day/night line in the southeast of the encounter hemisphere The width of the strip ranges from more than 90 kilometres at its northern end to about 75 kilometres at its southern point Nasa said Nasa has also released a video which moves down the mosaic from top to bottom offering new views of many of Pluto’s distinct landscapes along the way Starting with hummocky cratered uplands the view crosses over parallel ridges of "washboard" terrain chaotic and angular mountain ranges cellular plains coarsely "pitted" areas of sublimating nitrogen ice zones of thin nitrogen ice draped over the topography and dark mountainoushighlands scarred by deep pits The images in the mosaic were obtained by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) about 15850 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