Why has there been this flood of "intellectuals" jumping on the Modi bandwagon?

Reading their awkward apologies for Modi, one realises how cleverly the BJP has given liberals with communal/right-wing/power-hungry leanings a bridge to cross over to their side. We know the Parivar is patient - they follow a strategy of "spread the seeds and wait". Put your core ideas out there - let them travel far beyond your normal support-base, move the whole political discourse to the right, and wait... and reap the rewards. As they are doing now. Their reletless communalisation of society is the most obvious example of this strategy. But let's take two other favourites.


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