From Shirdi to Tirumala, money buys you time with the gods. Money gets you to seek favours from them through special aartis that come in a menu like at a restaurant.
If Prime Minister Modi does not deliver on development, nothing will stop the fury of Indians from turning on him. And he will be booted out of power. It will not matter then if he is a Hindu and if India is predominantly Hindu. We are deeply religious, yes, but we are also pragmatic.
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The RSS calls reverse conversion as Ghar Wapsi. Have the VHP and Bajrang Dal activists followed the due provisions of anti-conversion law or have they violated the law? Would the chief minister of Chattisgarh, where the so-called Ghar Wapsi has taken place, please come forward and say that he has acted as per the law of land?
India's constitution upholds the right to "freely profess, practice and propagate religion". Yet, in today's India, the issue of conversions has become a potent political instrument to buttress the Hindutva agenda.