Why Are BJP and Shiv Sena Soft on “Goon” Gaikwad?

Because of Faith in Majoritarianism and Theocracy?

It has been more than a week since the Shiv Sena MP who is now known as “Goon” Gaikwad assaulted a 60-year-old Air India duty manager with slippers 25 times and even tried to push him off the aircraft ladder.

While the airlines in India have blacklisted him, the police have not dared to arrest him. The Delhi Police comes under the control of the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the BJP, an ally of the Shiv Sena.

Why are both the parties that count on majoritarianism to thrive in politics disinclined to initiate criminal action against the wayward MP? Is it because they believe the Indian electorate is not concerned about goons ruling the country as all they want is theocracy tied to majoritarianism?

Their inaction appears to reinforce the message that politicians in India are above the law with the right to rape, maim and kill people, no questions asked!

What protection do the ordinary people of India have from political goons?

G Joslin Vethakumar


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