The Lok Sabha election verdict created a storm on every online forum as the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) made a commanding victory in the elections. The saffron party is the only party to win two consecutive full majority terms in India after a long phase of coalitions.
However, the judgment divided the Indian social media fraternity into two sections. One, who celebrated BJP’s triumph and the other who aggressively dejected the BJP.
Eventually, post-mandate, an unpleasant trend emerged with many adversaries of BJP targeted the majoritarian sect of voters who brought BJP backed to power.
It was quite shocking to see that a particular group, which always opposed BJP and its so-called bhakts for its authoritative and armchair politics adopted similar lines.
However, there is nothing wrong in being against any political ideology or party but demeaning someone’s democratic decision just because it doesn’t suit your political affiliation is contradictory to the purpose of this present anti-incumbent group.
A post like “India gets what India deserves” is a ridiculing statement to the existing democratic mechanism of India, which is still surviving even after defeating all the odds against it, in the past.
These people are being called as Liberals, although I don’t feel the word is appropriate but let’s refer them as one for the sake of simplification.
The Liberals in India have probably started thinking that their political belief is the ideal thought for the country and shall be considered as a political norm. Similar to the approach of their counterparts.
Probably, it might be more suitable to the Indian society, considering the alleged polarized politics by the ruling party have done massive damage on the communal lines.
However, the liberals were supposed to be the sane voice of society, a narrative of a highly educated class. Yet, the group chose to enforce their beliefs while ideating that the nation will soon be a victim of a future dystopia.
As mentioned before, dissent is not wrong, actually, it’s the strongest weapon of democracy and enables it to flourish.
However, the dejection by mocking the electoral choice of a significant number of Indian citizens is oppression itself.
Additionally, people need to keep faith in the democratic mechanism, Institutions and most importantly on the people of this country.
The India democracy has still remained unharmed despite several tyrannical attempts in past, India have survived the darkest hour of its democracy-Emergency and it will continue defeating the further ills.
Even after so much India remains the only South Asian nation to uphold its democratic values without sabotaging it, since the independence. The credit for it goes to the people of India, who always sensed an unscrupulous form of governance and will continue to do considering the level of political participation by the younger generation of this nation.
Thus, it is right to be against a possible despotism but dejection with such aggressive means will eventually make the opposite group even more regressive.
Only because it is forceful and authoritative, similar to the activities of a fringe religious group that tell us what to wear, what to write, what to speak and TO WHOM MY VOTE SHOULD GO.
Both activities are on the same lines, which is compelling me to wonder, is the “Liberal group” similar to the other side but escapes the wrath of the people due to its subtle nature.
Probably, the dramatic result against their favour propelled them to act in a certain way or are they similar in nature, the flip side of the intolerance coin.
A better introspection shall be done by this group, who spilled dejection, hatred and projected superiority against the section of people who refused to affirm with their political affiliation.
If the Liberals really want to be the force, which might be needed to combat against the possible tyranny in future, then it has to shred the exploitative nature of its counterparts.