Answer by Balaji Viswanathan:
What party are most Indians likely to associate with “nationalism”? What party they are most likely to associate with “Hinduism”?
In 2017, both these would point to the BJP. 70 years ago, both of these keywords would have pointed to the Congress.
In 1947, most of the Congress leaders were orthodox Hindus. Mahatma was an orthodox Hindu and so was Patel, Prasad, Rajagopalachari and Kriplani. In the past, Malaviya, Tilak were also highly conservative Hindus. Congress was undoubtably that party that orthodox Hindus associatedTo see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below