7th January 2018
Recalibrating India’s liberal political strategy – my podcast on Whooshkaa today
I have been working on the liberal political project for India for almost 20 years now. During this period, some things have succeeded and some things have not. In this talk I discuss the learnings from this experience and propose a strategy that is more likely to succeed, going forward.
I suggest that all FTI and SBP leaders (who are not willing to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections for which I’ve repeatedly given a call) particularly listen to this and let me know whether they are willing to take this further, at the grassroots. They will need to visit rural areas in the area they live in – perhaps twice a month. We will provide a script and a method to connect with the people. From the rural areas and small towns we will need to identify young leaders in the 22-28 year range who will then be mentored by you and developed into leaders, and possibly funded to take the message of liberty across the entire constituency.
Unfortunately, FTI has been a colossal failure – as have been all my previous engagements with the upper middle class. The upper middle class (or even the middle class) just can’t lead India to liberty (barring a few exceptions). We need to recalibrate our strategy.