Yogendra Yadav has got it right! We are, and can only be, a state nation or there will be no Indian nation to talk about.
India is a State-Nation, Not a Nation-State: Yogendra Yadav
The arrival of Narendra Modi at the centrestage of national politics has renewed an old debate about the idea of India. Underlying the various issues and controversies associated with Modi is a fundamental question: What kind of a nation are we? What does the Indianness of India consist of?