Without minority support and shouldering decade long anti-incumbency, naturally Congress became frustrated and realized that it could be wiped out from UP, as anti-BJP vote would either go to BSP or SP. Similarly in Bihar too, due to Lalu’s nepotism, JDU is gaining some space and hence minority vote may go towards JDU.
Hence as a desperate policy, Congress might be opting a strategy of raking up 2002 riot issue and try to be most vocal in criticizing Modi as mass murderer. The attempt is to provoke the sentiment of Muslim community and polarize them in favour of the Congress.
In the process, Congress forgets two things. First, it is practicing the same divisive politics, which it apprehended earlier that Modi may practice. Thus, it proves itself pseudo secular or rather say, pure communal.
Secondly, while trying to polarize minority, it is indirectly doing counter polarizing of majority in support of Modi and BJP. The point is not how BJP or Modi would benefit in such counter-polarization, point is, if such polarization occurs, the delicate thread of communal harmony might be broken and sentiments would be heightened communally. India does not want any communal tension or provocation. This would be against the idea of India.
What a tyranny! The man, whom everybody doubted for possible divisive politics, talks about ideas on how India can achieve inclusive growth, how nation can be prosper. Whereas, Congress, which was expected to talk all those good things, is talking on communal issues, attempting to polarize communities and raking up emotional/sentimental issues.
Congress needs to introspect
its electoral politics. Elections are won or lost, doesn’t matter.
The communal harmony and integrity should be paramount for all
parties. Hope good sense will prevail on Rahul and his coterie. You
better fight with Modi and BJP on development/economic/corruption and
other such national interest issue. Attempting to practice communal
politics is not only harmful for Congress but also dangerous and
damaging to the nation.
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