I am very much interested to give a long reply but won't do so because there is a possibility of deletion of my response and award of some handsome amount of negative points.
Beware! I question everything and everybody.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
1. The word "socialist" can spark the old cold wars between the democracy America and the Socialist USSR. If socialist was given more focus then, our relations with other democratic countries might have gotten damaged.
2. Secular needs more focus in India because the diversity of religions is more here. And the politicians, especially from then newly sprung BJP had to win the trust of the masses that they will rule secularly. So the word secular was emphasised a lot more.
3. There was already a Praja Socialist Party and few other socialist parties from 1952-72 which meant that every time a politician used "socialist" he would be referring to those parties.
But to be honest I don't think "socialism" was never stressed upon. We follow socialistic ideals unknowingly. We have a mixed economy and that means we still preserve our socialist ideals.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
Today, the Public Sector is itself employing a huge number of people on contract. Many Pubic Sector units are only Public on paper, though the Government of India, still has a 51% stake. There are former public sector units like Maruti that have become totally private, with the Suzuki limited having a total stake.
So,the so-called Socialist countries, today, are totally capitalistic. Russia is the best example.
The word secularism became a household word, only after the disastrous Gujarat riots. That Modi was the Chief Minister at that point in time, became a big weapon for the parties to start talking about it.
That the likes of Amit Shah and a huge number of bullies of the RSS have been talking nonsense for such a long time, is hard to miss. Even the most bitter critic of the Congress cannot deny this. And this is precisely why the concept of Secularism is now total in public discourses.
Witness, for example, how mature Mr Chandrababu Naidu, of AP is. He always talks about use of Information Technology, for eliminating corruption. He has already done it, for example, in the purchase of sand used in construction of houses. He always talks about his dreams and development.
The need for targeting the minorities and consolidating the Hindu votes is the only weapon of the RSS. Its agenda is very dangerous for the country's unity.
I don't know why you brought in Chandra Babu Naidu's name here in eliminating corruption. But he is facing the worst possible corruption charges now in the state of Andhra Pradesh. He may look good from outside but not from inside.