Tragically leftist forces are regrouping in India.I have admired them and still admire them for their courage, conviction and concern for the poor. But the point is that they are positive only till the point they remain at the margins as the critique of mainstream but if they somehow become the mainstream, they are a colossal disaster. The Christian missionaries love the suffering people because they feel that by serving the wretched they are serving the God. The same is true with Leftism. They love the people in wretchedness so that they can carry out the politics of belligerence, which is their credo with lofty nomenclatures like Revolution. In fact Leftism is Christianity reborn in the age of secularisation. It is the ominous grip of Leftism, which has vitiated the capitalist development in India. Crony capitalism, the undoing of capitalism, is simply the antithesis of the prevalence of the Leftist ideology in India because it has denied legitimacy to capitalism here. I reason with responsibility that Leftism is not only akin to Christianity (the crusading one) but also to feudalism, because it lionises a class (here not a class related to property distribution but a psychological category), which is not productive, least creative and yet wishes to lord over all and sundry. The phenomenon is the resurfacing of mediaevalism in full. What we should do is to fight against the forces which are subverting capitalism rather than fighting capitalism per se. As far as my personal standing is concerned, I want dignity being bestowed on every being, not only human beings, but every living being and all the elements of nature, therefore I am a Sanatani, and want nobody to be a poor therefore I am a liberal.
- Niraj Kumar Jha