Asaduddin raises some interesting point to mull over. Are the Muslims really being disempowered? If empowering is gauged by the index of MPs in the Parliament, then it appears that it is right since there has been a downslide in the number of Muslims in the Parliament. To be fair, the over emphasis that secularism means sops for the Muslims alone and not the others, to include the other minorities and also the majority, has led to the backlash. The overused and hackneyed slogan 'secularism' no longer finds purchase and it is Modi and not BJP that has weaned away the voters because of his charisma, and the development platform, as also India was tired of wimpish leaders, scams and an other over hyped and over worn saviour of India - the Nehru Gandhi dynasty. Therefore, indeed the 'secular' parties have let, not only the Muslims down, but have let all Indians down. As far of Bukhari is concerned, he is only a Imam with a massive and larger than life touch of megalomania.