Use the mandate
Sir, — Your Editorial was biased. The BJP has succeeded in establishing a wide social base and the most important indicator is its sweep of the tribal and adivasi areas in Gujarat. The combined onslaught of the Congress and the other parties, ably supported by the English press, the intellectuals and NGO activists who denounced it as a fascist outfit, did not inhibit its return to power. The BJP must not fritter away the opportunity to revive the growth process by chasing obscurantist or emotive objectives. It must get over its congenital obsession with religious issues and also tame its army of religious fanatics.
P.N. Benjamin, Bangalore