- Tagore’s advice to BJP via the Hindu:
- (English translation of Ekla Cholo Re by Tagore himself)
If they answer not to thy call walk alone
If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall, O thou unlucky one, open thy mind and speak out alone.
- If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness, O thou unlucky one, trample the thorns under thy tread, and along the blood-lined track travel alone.
If they do not hold up the light when the night is troubled with storm, O thou unlucky one, with the thunder flame of pain ignite thy own heart, and let it burn alone.