India – College Principal’s letter ‘to choose well’ triggers debate during federal election

A letter addressed to students by Father Frazer Mascarenhas SJ, Principal of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, critiquing the much acclaimed ‘Gujarat model of development’ triggered a storm with strong positive and negative reactions coming in from across the spectrum. While many intellectuals and students had acclaimed the letter, the right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) filed a complaint with the Election Commission against him. Finally, BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have emerged victorious and are set to form the new government soon. Read more…