I hold no brief for this government - or for any government. A State is top heavy and authoritarian, and were the gram swarajya model possible, it would be a different debate. Having said that - I would like to stick to just the issue.
Our country has ended up in a state where it despises itself (shown by the overt and covert respect given to him who can speak English fluently, and stumbles over Tamil, compared to him who stumbles over English, and is well versed in Tamil.). That is a deep crisis that we need to face and address urgently and in all ways. A country that does not value itself (and that includes its heritage, its present mores, everything) is lost and defeated.
A young village mother (Paalaguttapalle, Dalitwada) brings up her three children on 1000/- p.m. there are city youth in Chennai who blow up 20,000/- in a night club. Since I heard of this, I am all for heavy handedness and closeing of such clubs. I am all for moral police. Do you see - when things swing to insane extremes such as this, a society (and I) react violently.