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more populist than [the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez? For other observerspopulism is used to indicate any policy driven by narrow political calculations rather than the broader wellbeing of the nation Here it is the timing of the food security billduring an election yearthat makes it a populist move by the UPA government For some analyses written from this perspectiveeven non-economic election-year agendassuch as the BJPs revival of Ayodhyaqualify as populist Yetwithin the study of global politicspopulism has meant something entirely differentand far more conceptually specific Firstit refers to mobilisations led by a political outsidersomeone who was not previously a major player within the existing party system Secondpopulist leaders would use their outsider status to craft appeals that attacked the existing political establishment for being self-serving and deaf to the needs of the ordinary citizen Finallypopulist figures would deploy these anti-elite appeals in the service of establishing direct links with votersfavouring the development of a personalistic cult over a party brand This conceptualisation was developed most thoroughly within the context of Latin Americawhich produced iconic examples such as Chavez in VenezuelaAlberto Fujimori in Peru andmore recentlyEvo Morales in Bolivia This threefold criteria suggests there are far fewer true populists in Indian politics than our media suggests It is certainly difficult to portray the current Congress as populistgiven that it is a party led by the ultimate insiders of Indian politics The CPMs opposition to economic liberalisationor support for redistributive policieshas often earned it the populist labelbut this is also misplaced While the CPM certainly promotes an anti-elite platformit prioritises a strong party apparatus over a single charismatic individual even Jyoti Basu never had the monopoly on power that Chavez had Narendra Modi fits the bill to the extent that he has controversially sought to create a personal cult independent of the BJP and its Sangh affiliates Yet even his most ardent supporters would be hard-pressed to call his platform anti-eliteand survey evidence continues to confirm support for him remains highest among urban upper castes Of the major players in Indian politicsMayawati probably comes closest to earning the populist labelas a relative outsider who used vociferous anti-elite appeals to craft a significant (and jealously guarded) cult of personality How does any of this matter for everyday political discussion Isnt this just a semantic discussion for stuffy academics I do not think so Using terms whose meanings are neither well understood nor consistent leads us to talk past each otheror worse By constantly invoking populism for a disparate set of polices disliked for different reasons (we very rarely hear something praised for being populist)we have emptied the term of any specific analytic valueand replaced it with a vague negative connotation that enables obfuscation and slippery argumentation Analysts can disparage policies for being populistwithout having to clarify the stakes of their position Insteadthe use of specificappropriate and clearly understood terms is essential for transparent and responsible policy debateswhich surely we all agree are needed Thusif we mean to say a policy is redistributivewe should simply say so Doing so will force analysts to explain why they oppose redistribution specifically It will also force them to clarify and defend the broader implication of this positionwhich is often that there is an inevitable trade-off between democratic politics (which they see as creating incentives for privileging redistribution) and a robust economy (which they see as needing to be freed from such electoral shackles): the so-called democracy penalty for growth For the recordthe numerous global studies on this subject continue to disagree on whether such a penalty exists Similarlyif we mean to say a policy is electorally drivenwe should state this explicitly Doing so would force us to explain why that is an undesirable quality for a policy to have After allthe idea of a ruling party crafting policies that voters will reward it for is a sign of democracy working exactly as intended We might further have to specify whether this critique is intended to imply the need for less democracy should we leave policymaking to technocratic experts insulated from the voting public Or does it conversely mean the problem is that such policy responsiveness only happens every five yearsand that we need more democratic channels for public pressure to flow up to elected officials in non-election years This discussion brings us back full circle to the food security bill The policy is certainly redistributiveand also clearly driven by electoral interests To my mindneither trait is a signal of a deep dysfunction in Indian politics (of which there are plenty) If politicians believe that the key to their electoral appeal lies in proposing policies that are popular among Indias poor majoritythat is a heartening developmenteven if far from sufficient for ensuring the policy will be effectively implemented Indeedfor most of its historyIndia has been viewed by outside observers as puzzling because it has enacted far fewer of these policies than one would expect from such a poor democracy Why is this the case That is a question for another column The writer is assistant professor of political science and South Asian studies at Yale University [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOn the second day of his Kashmir visit on Sunday Home Minister Rajnath Singh met political leaders even as curfew continued in some areas of the state He met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the council of ministers on Sunday He also held a meeting with the CPI(M) delegation Srinagar(J&K): Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets CM Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed & Council of Ministers pictwittercom/9xopCVx2VL — ANI (@ANI_news) July 24 2016 Curfew remained imposed in five districts of Kashmir and some parts of the summer capital "Curfew is in force in four South Kashmir districts – Anantnag Kulgam Kupwara Pulwama and Shopian and eight police station areas of Srinagar city as a precautionary measure" a police official said However on Saturday curfew was lifted from Bandipora Baramulla Budgam and Ganderbal districts and some parts of Srinagar city on Saturday soon after Singh reached Kashmir A delegation of the main opposition party National Conference met Singh on Sunday to convey their stand of initiating a sustained dialogue with Pakistan as well as the separatist groups of the state In a memorandum to the Home Minister the NC expressed deep disappointment at the Centre’s failure to recognise the problem in Kashmir "as a political problem which requires political engagement – both internally and externally" We gave suggestions to control the situation in Kashmir: Omar Abdullah after meeting with HM Rajnath SIngh pictwittercom/gh7aBufX87 — ANI (@ANI_news) July 24 2016 A group of Muslim clerics also met Singh at the high-security Nehru Guest House A delegation of Shikarawalas and houseboat owners also called on the Home Minister and apprised him of their problems However two major representative trade bodies in the Valley Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) decided not to meet Singh According to them such exercises in the past have proved to be futile? Most students in India do at least three or four years of a third language,many defects and ills which had crept into the system, The quality of the film didn’t really matter. The success story of Dangal and Baahubali 2 has broken all the myths and stereotypes set by Bollywood filmmakers. we found fresh evidence of this when Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched off a row by making factually flawed comparisons in the infant mortality rates of Kerala and Somalia.” he said. Sushant Singh Rajput –who had worked with Abhishek in Kai Po Che in past — says that he was waiting to work with the director.one day,of course it is a new revelation.

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