People invariably get the governments they deserve – By Aparna Sen

I am aghast! Have people forgotten the Gujarat riots and the enabler of that riot who refused to call in the army until 24 hours had elapsed and thousands of Muslims had been slaughtered? Have people forgotten the killings of MM Kalburgi, Govind Pansare, Gauri Lankesh and other voices of moderation and reason that were brutally silenced? Have they forgotten all the cow lynchings and how our honourable PM said not a word against them?

Have they forgotten the murder of Gandhiji by Nathuram Godse (RSS), who was hailed recently as a patriot by Pragya Thakur? I cannot believe that Pragya was allowed to contest, and find it still harder to believe that she actually won! Do the people of India really want a Hindu Rashtra?

What I am terrified of more than anything else is the saffornisation of education, that has already started taking place insidiously!… Mandate of the people? Please! Hitler too, was brought in by the mandate of the people remember?… Have we opened the door of our country to fascism?…