His emphasis on kartavya or duties throws the ball in the citizen’s court and is central to his political proposition. This is something he has been writing and saying since he took power
There’s been much criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Central Vista renovation for being a part of his usual agenda to change all symbols of our Republic and its pre-2014 past. We need to rethink the lazy idea that the renaming of the old Rajpath (avenue of the state) as Kartavya Path (avenue of duties) is merely symbolic. It is, instead, profoundly political.
First Published: Sat, September 10 2022. 09:30 IST