The Centre for Policy Studies is an institute for research and study aimed at comprehending and cherishing the essential civilizational genius of India, and to help formulate a polity that would allow the Indian genius to flourish and assert itself in the present day world. The Centre has released the following statement in response to an appeal to by the public by Left Academics:

A number of academics have issued a statement warning the nation that the strong possibility of the NDA under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi coming to power “constitutes a palpable threat to the future of our secular democracy”. They have gone on to issue a direct appeal to the electorate to vote against the BJP-led NDA. In addition they have appealed to various individuals and political formations to “urgently take whatever steps are necessary for defending our secular democracy”.

The academics who have signed this appeal include the usual left leaning activists; some of them are now active leaders of the Aam Aadami Party (AAP). Knowing the sympathies of many of them for violent extremism, one shudders to think what the urgent steps they have called for might mean.

The left-leaning academics of this kind have unfortunately dominated the intellectual discourse of the country since Independence. Through their control of the academic institutions and policy-making bodies, they have ensured that India remains struck in the corrosive self-negating worldview inculcated and nurtured during the colonial times. They have obstructed the path of India recovering pride in herself, her people and her civilisational heritage; and thus, they have kept India from seriously applying herself to the task of nation-building. But, though it may be possible to stop the progress of history for a while, history cannot be kept in abeyance for all times. The people of India have been kept waiting for nearly seven decades; the time has now come for India to break free and begin moving confidently towards her destiny.

We call upon the people of India to rejoice at the emergence of a leadership that is committed to restoring the glory of India as one of the most ancient, populous and important civilisations of the world. Let us rejoice that for the first time since Independence, there has appeared a definite possibility of India developing into a normal nation, comfortable with and proud of her culture and civilisation; and, seriously engaged in quickly uplifting all her people out of the long phase of deprivation and scarcity.

We appeal to the people of India to welcome the possibility of this new dawn of India and do everything necessary to make it happen.

  1. Dr. J. K. Bajaj, Director and former Resident Editor, Jansatta
  2. Prof. M. D. Srinivas, Chairman and former Professor of Theoretical Physics, Madras University
  3. Dr. S. L. Bhyrappa, Eminent Thinker and Author, Karnataka
  4. Sri Suryakant Bali, Sr. Journalist, former Editor, Navbharat Times
  5. Sri Rambahadur Rai, Sr. Journalist, New Delhi
  6. Sri Banwari, former Resident Editor, Jansatta, Delhi
  7. Dr. Smt. Santishree D.Pandit, Professor of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune
  8. Prof. Purabi Roy, Historian and former Professor of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  9. Ms. Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Editor Manushi
  10. Prof. Kapil Kapoor, former Pro-VC, JNU
  11. Prof. Bharat Gupt, Thinker and Author, formerly of DU
  12. Prof. K. V. Varadarajan, former Professor of Economics, Chennai
  13. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, former Chairman, KVIC
  14. Sri Adeesh Anand, Thinker and Author, New Delhi
  15. Ambassador Prabhat P. Shukla, former Adviser to PM
  16. Professor Ashwini Mahapatra, SIS, JNU
  17. Shri Shakti Sinha, IAS (retd), former Secretary, GOI
  18. Shri Gaurinandan, formerly of DU
  19. Shri Mayank Jain, Filmmaker and TV Journalist
  20. Shri Vijay Kranti, Sr. Journalist
  21. Dr. K. N. Singh, Gorakhpur University
  22. Dr. Balwan Gautam, Professor, JNU
  23. Prof. Pushraj Jain, Professor of Sanskrit, DAV Evening College
  24. Prof. Rajkumar Bhatia, formerly Professor of Economics, DU
  25. Smt. Sandhya Jain, Senior Journalist, New Delhi
  26. Prof. Brij Kishore Kuthiala, VC, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal
  27. Mr. Farooq Khan, ex-IG, J & K
  28. Shri D. C. Nath, IPS (retired)
  29. Shri R. K. Ohri, IPS (retired)
  30. Shri J. P. Sharma, IPS (retired)
  31. Shri Avanijesh, DAV College, DU
  32. Mr. Saurab Dubey, DU
  33. Dr. Amit Awasti, DU
  34. Dr. Shambhu Singh, DU
  35. Dr. Manoj Rana, DU
  36. Dr. Sanjay Kumar, DU
  37. Dr. Abhay Jere, Scientist, Pune
  38. Prof. B. B. Dutta, Shillong
  39. Shri Sandeep Balakrishna, Columnist and Author, Bangalore
  40. Prof. Meenakshi Jain, Historian and Author, DU
  41. Prof. Saradindu Mukherjee, Historian and Author, DU
  42. Colonel (retired) Hoabam Bhubon, former Chairman, Manipur Public Service Commission, Imphal
  43. Prof. N. Joykumar, Manipur University, Imphal