In a democracy every vote counts or let us say gets counted (with the grand exception of United States of America).
Majority of our brothers and sisters in Gujarat, for whatever reason it is, voted for the fascist Modi's regime.
I heard Prannoy Roy on NDTV say, "Modi's victory has sent a chill down the spine..."
Are we to get scared? No. You know why? It's because India is a democracy.
Am I ashamed of Modi? Yes, I am. As a chief minister he had a responsibility to protect the lives of all people who live in that state - irrespective of their religious belief.
Am I ashamed of his victory? No, I am not.
I am sure, Modi's turn would come, when he will have to face the justice system of India.
If Hitler had stood in an election in Germany, during the genocide years, Hitler would have swept the elections. Would that make Hitler or his regime in any manner lesser criminals? No.
Indira Gandhi was voted out after the Emergency years. In the space of three years, she was voted back to power. Does that mean the police atrocities under her regime were ratified by the people of India? No.
Election results are not something we need to fear. At least we are having an election - and there are times when people make a choice based on emotions, sometimes in euphoria, or sorrow, or fear.
Modi's victory is a great victory for India's democracy. A big failure for all political parties, including Modi's own party BJP - who couldn't come up with a leader acceptable to the people of Gujarat.
There are fascist Hindus in India. There are Fascist Muslims in India. When they battle it out, innocent Muslims and Hindus get killed. Just that the idiots who follow religion so blindly are not ready to face the truth.
Religions have killed more people in the last 100 years than anything else.
Living in a secular state, where all citizens are equal, is a democratic dream. Never an utopian dream.