Voters show their voter identity cards as they stand in a queue to vote at a polling station for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections in Ahmedabad

Voters show their ID cards as they stand in a queue to vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad - PTI

Voters show their ID cards as they stand in a queue to vote at a polling station in Ahmedabad - 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.