Is the Archbishop actually trying to help the ruling party?Ahead of Gujarat Assembly election in December, the Gandhinagar Archbishop, Thomas Macwan, has written a letter warning against "nationalist forces" and said that the minorities were feeling insecure. In his letter dated 21st November, 2017 sent to many Bishops all over the country, Archbishop Macwan warned about "nationalist forces" taking over the nation and stated that Gujarat elections could make a difference. The Archbishop further urged the community to pray for the victory of "humane leaders''.
Although many leaders of the present ruling party have started criticizing this letter, I think differently. I can't imagine that this letter would create any adverse impact on the minds of voters, rather it would consolidate the votes for the ruling party. The floating voters will cross in its favour.
Instead of criticizing, the ruling party leaders must thank the Archbishop for writing such letter.