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CA Dr Sunil Gupta
Are they warning, or are they planning for riots? 07 May, 2014
Either the words of our so-called secular leaders are meaningless, or they mean a lot. The general elections of 2014 have been a spectator to baseless allegations, absurd announcements, and above all unabashed warnings. It is an established fact now that the polls of 2014 are ‘for-Modi’ or ‘against-Modi’.

Political groups other than the BJP have no agenda except for warning the general public of the aftereffects of Modi’s win. And, these aftereffects as predicted by the leaders of Congress, SP, BSP, JD (U), and TMC are a forbidden way to threaten people. Such absolute shame of our political structure and the measures adopted by leaders to get hold of support could not have been foreseen by the constitution makers.

What does the Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi mean when he foresees mass killings in case the Modi-led government comes into the picture? On what basis are the leaders of distinct political entities declaring Narendra Modi as the person accountable for what happened in 2002? Have our leaders disregarded the findings of the Special Investigation Team set up by the Supreme Court that confirms that the then CM of the state had no malafide role whatsoever?

To fetch support and to get hold of power, our political leaders have crossed every probable limit of humanity as well as governance. And when these leaders foretell the consequences of Modi’s win, they seem to be preparing of some conspiracy.

‘The entire nation will see massive destruction, blood, and oppression if Modi comes in power’. This looks more like provoking certain groups to bring in unlawful state of affairs with a view to disturbing communal harmony. Can the Congress answer as to which group can be held responsible for the massacre in Rawalpindi in the month of March 1947 when 5000 Sikhs were slaughtered.

Wasn’t the Congress the most dominant group when millions of Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims were massacred in 1947? Or for that matter the riots of 1969 in Gujarat, Moradabad riots in 1980, Nellie massacre in 1983, and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. Which political party was administering the nation and was accountable for maintaining law and order when the nation witnessed these hardhearted days?

Declaring BJP and Narendra Modi as the ones who would promote communal detestation, the SP chief Mulayam Singh forgot to take a sneak peak at the facts and figures of the state which his party rules. As per the data presented by the union minister of state for home, RPN Singh, UP was the home to every third communal clash in the country during the first ten months of 2013. In 250 reported incidents of communal violence, 95 people lost their lives and 313 were injured.

Ever since, UP has been the key center of communal revulsion under the reign of SP. Favoring a particular community, the state government is often charged with the allegations of backing the Muslims so as to ensure that the party does not lose the vote share. Who can forget the incident when the Allahabad High Court prevented the UP government from withdrawing cases against Muslims accused of terror outbreaks- An endeavor to appease Muslim voters.

The BJP, which has been declared as a clear winner of the 2014 polls by every pre-poll survey, would not just have to bear the pressure of the economic chaos created during the decade long ruling of the UPA, the party will also have to remain vigilant of anti-social elements who can bring in communal disturbances to deceive the general public.

Is it so hard to foresee the fact that our political groups which have left no stone unturned to lure the minority castes can even go to the extent of harming the constituents of these communities to prove what they are warning people of? Politics is a dirty game. Surely, the hangover of being in power is tough to part with. The leaders who have disremembered the declining GDP and agricultural growth, and the ever-rising unemployment and inflation are stuck to just one factor- Secularism.

And these advocates of secularism know every trick of exploiting this factor and fetching votes. The constituents of the minority community have to move a step ahead to put an end to this fake secularism. Though you may retaliate this, however the fact is that the places with large number of members of the minority community have always been the center of conflicts.

The vulnerability to disturbances at these places is high on the basis that the political as well as the community leaders have the requisite know-how to play with the minds and sentiments of the minorities. What can be done? Rather than being lured with pity favors, the general public has to pave way for all-embracing prosperity and harmony. Let us become the supporters of economic and social opulence. Let the tricky leaders know this time that we have learnt from past incidences and will not accept discrimination in the name of secularism anymore.

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About The Author
A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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