Army personnel carry the coffin of Lance Naik Hemraj at Rajouri on Wednesday—PTI

Army personnel carry the coffin of Lance Naik Hemraj at Rajouri on Wednesday—PTI

Army personnel carry the coffin of Lance Naik Hemraj at Rajouri on Wednesday—PTI

What the Bharatiya Janata Party attempted to do in Uttarakhand is of course a violation of sacrosanct constitutional principles, but I look upon it more as a metaphor for the hubris of power.

In the general election campaign of 2014 we first heard the Bharatiya Janata Party call for a Congress-mukt Bharat. Meaning the finishing off of the Congress Party.