We're always taught in every standard in Social studies class about how the British gained control over India because of the 'Divide and Rule' policy, but why are we not taught about how our elite still maintain this control using the same policy. Every Muslim/Christian in Hindutva ruled states fears being mutilated by RSS workers over some batshit insane issue and therefore is in a way, cornered into voting for the so called 'Secular' parties(who have never organized a police force or a judiciary to put an end to communalism). And let's not even get started on the plight of the Dalits, several villages in Uttar Pradesh have been virtually untouched by any social reform, and I do not exaggerate when I say that is a place still stuck in the 16th century, with murder, exploitation of the lower castes being the same as if it were the Bronze age. It would be a big mistake, however, to believe that the left wing parties are not responsible for the social engineering in India, one could easily fry an omelet over the forehead of an upper caste Hindu, whenever he loses out his seat or his post to a Dalit(Dalit by ancestry, not by economic status) because of Affirmative action, under the pretext of social justice, never mind how adverse an impact this has on the quality of social services like education and healthcare, I don't think degrading the quality of Indian bureaucracy which is essential for removing Billions out of poverty is a worthy sacrifice for 'social justice'(HA) for Middle class Backward castes. India today is a society divided on the lines of caste, class, religion and economics. The upper and middle class Hindus have been taken over by the pro Hindutva(or at least sympathetic to Hindutva) forces(Hard right), while the Muslims and other religious minorities have been taken over by the Congress party(Center left), and the Communists(Far left) prey on the Hindu and Muslim working class. This is clearly not a healthy political scenario if we are to have a decent crack at building a civilized society, for the single reason that these divisions set one vote bank against the other, and these differences are exploited by the political,cultural and economic elite that have vested interests in preserving the present status quo, for their own ends. We have a country so deeply polarized on politics, so divided and it is hardly a surprise why we have such a dysfunctional political system. Is there a reason why we're not educated about center right ideologies like Libertarianism and hard headed socialism? Why would the Muslims fear a pro capitalist party that is left wing on the cultural issues, providing them with full security and and environment for the business people for the Muslim and Hindu traders, industrialists to create more jobs for the middle and working class? Why would the middle and working class Hindus fear a socialist party that is Right wing on cultural Marxism, but still places great emphasis on social and cultural reform on all levels, would put an end to affirmative action, but still makes it a top priority to provide quality education, quality healthcare to the poorest sections of our society? You know, I'm not trying to be cute about this, anyone with a 90+ IQ knows why we HAVE to keep putting up this filthy, degenerate system. The fact of the matter is that our plutocratic elite would never thrive in a country where a man's worth is determined not by his faith, caste, but by the love he has for his country, and by his country, he's talking about the people, not the Geography. They know that their social engineering parasitism would fail miserably to gain any support that is needed in a Democracy, imagine a country where Digvijay Singh's rants about Hindutvadis would be met only with Boos and Jeers among Indian Muslims, or Muthalik having the finger waved at him by Hindus whenever he predicts Armageddon on Valentine's day. What India really needs is a Center right revolution, a revolution of honor, not handouts, I simply don't care how much time it'll take for us to rebuild the system, but the one we have at present stinks, really, really stinks, and it needs to be demolished not repaired, and I'm sure the smartest among our people know this to be a fact.