“The rulers of India have no idea of history but only of the experiment that they did in Gujarat,” said Kapil Sibal, at the Kerala Literature Festival. He was in conversation with John Brittas remarking on the current socio-political situation of the country.
Understanding the constitution was crucial in the current scenario. Mr. Sibal put forward his perpetual optimism in saying that we ought to believe in hope and come together politically to protect the idea of India. Commenting that regional parties with national ambitions is one of the major problems that India faces, he expressed his opinion that it's only the Congress party that can lead the fight at the national level. Referring to the anti CAA campaign, he opined that the recent protests is not a part of any political agenda but rather due to the lack of future they see here for themselves.
He said that the current government who won the elections by selling dreams to the poor and the hopeless later focused only on his personal development and abandoned the country. Talking about media, he held the opinion that we ought to come with a better model in which the relation between media and industry is dismantled. With very less equality prevailing in the country he underlined the importance of fighting against the state sponsored communalism.
"We should give equal emphasis for education in politics and have to see that the army or police maintains ideological neutrality," said Mr. Sibal. Stating that three among the four wheels of democracy are dysfunctional today he also shared his hope that the leader to replace Modi should emerge from the people.