I am not sure whether it is wrong reporting, wrong vocabulary of the Archbishop or an intentional expression of his real interest.
I am worried.
If nationalists are to be defeated or prevented then that means 'Anti-national' have to be elected. Not only the detailed connotations, but the way he assessed the other democratic 'national' parties contesting the elections -other than the party or group he aims at- seem to cause a serious worry and doubt in my mind.
The meaning of word 'nationalist' as given in Thesaurus.com is, and I quote
" Synonyms for nationalist
noun person who loves his or her country
• good citizen
• statesperson " Unquote
Antonyms or opposite for the word nationalist is
"Antonyms for nationalist
• traitor " as given in the same thesauraus .com.
The online Merriam-Webster thesaurus says nationalist as "having or showing excessive favoritism towards one's own country".
It is such nationalists that the Archbishop wants to prevent.
So if the reported quoted lines in the media as what archbishop said are true and correct, and correctly quoted as asking to save country from nationalist forces, then he wants it to be given on a platter to traitors and anti-nationals. (God Forbid). Then it is our duty to save this nation from those like the archbishop of Gandhinagar immediately.
As a patriotic Indian citizen, I condemn the Archbishop Mcwan's words . I would request the law enforcing agencies to take appropriate legal action against him for giving a call for anti-national activities. I also seek the Church authorities who are under this nation's constitution, to remove him, and also all true patriots ad national minded people of this nation to condemn this and be alert and vigilant against such utterances and activities from any corner.
I am sure his real target audience is not the lay faithful under his Diocese jurisdiction. It caters to the anti-national, vested interests inside this country and outside. We can have a doubt that he has struck a deal with some interest to prevent nationalist forces and help anti-national forces.
There is a saying in Malayalam that 'during eclipse even a earthworm will have poison'. It is proper to substitute 'elections' in place of eclipse, seeing the utterances of Archbishop Thomas Mcwan.