Archive for June, 2022

Since the business papers are not read by the general public, they sometimes speak quite candidly about the interests of big business, as if behind closed doors. Take, for example, the Economic Times’ coverage of the choice of Droupadi Murmu as the NDA’s presidential candidate:

“Murmu’s Candidature to Help BJP Counter Tribal Protests Better”

Even as the Sangh Parivar intends to intensify its outreach among STs [Scheduled Tribes] – a top priority for the RSS for many years – Droupadi Murmu’s candidature as President can work to soften the Vanadhikar or tribal resistance movements that many states such as Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and parts of MP have been witnessing in the recent past, and help the BJP to counter them better, senior leaders said.

Economic Times, June 23, 2022

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