Narendra Modi's victory in Gujarat reminds me of Dryden's observation:
Nor is the people's judgment always true:
The most may err as grossly as the few.
Modi's victory is more than the victory of one party over the other.
it is the victory of Fundamentalism in Indian politics.
it is an emphatic vindication of the 2002 carnage.
it asserts that good roads, electricity and industrial growth are infinitely more important than human beings' right to life.
it exposes the tragic flaw in democracy.
the ceremony of innocence is dead!