The debate over modernity can go on and i do not think i am qualified enough in political theory to intervene in that.
But i do not think the distinction between the BJP and the Congress is a correct one. Both the BJP and the Congress represent the bourgeoisie in our country and that is the class which has benefited the most when these parties were in power. Some of the most aggressive neo-liberal policies and the entire shift in India's foreign policy towards a strategic alliance with US imperialism started during the NDA's tenure. Even today on the question of imperialism there is not much resistance from the BJP.
So to brand the BJP as some archaic political formation representing feudal interests would not be correct.
The BJP being a stooge of the RSS is a programmatically fascist force. But nowhere does history show that fascism depended on feudal or per-capitalist formations. Rather it is most aggressive capitalism.
It is important that we do not make errors in understanding our enemies.
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