Here's my reply to the article, which I submitted for posting:
The ruling Congress Party is looking for new ways to conduct vote-rigging to keep themselves in power. After having failed in their bid to rule through The Emergency the last time, they know that they have to come up with a cleverer and more refined approach this time. Any activists, ideologues or intellectuals who try to rock the boat, or rock the vote, by exposing corruption in ruling institutions will silenced through the growing police state of the Congress. What would Gandhi say about all this?