In a quick move which rubbishes the wisdom of Jaswant Singh who realized - if late - that a federal polity is good for India, he has been expelled from the BJP today. Why? Jinnah is just a scapegoat here. The real problem is the BJP's adherence to its anti-federal stance and a deep-routed inability to learn.
Perhaps this expulsion was clear in this statement of Jaswant Singh: "I didn't write this book as a BJP parliamentarian or leader, which I am not. I wrote this book as an Indian". Gosh - can anybody remain in the BJP if they write books as Indians?!
The question is: Is Murli Manohar Joshi next in the line of expulsion? He talked about India being a federal country in the context of Kapil Sibal not consulting the states before going down his nonsencial "reform spree" of Indian education. With the word "federal" being a bad word according to RSS ideologue Golwalkar, what can help Joshi survive?