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Congress, Perceptively the Most Communal
|by Dr. Subhash Kapila|
Plagued on the eve of 2014 General Elections by widespread charges of political corruption at unprecedented levels and brazen misgovernance during the period 2004-2013, the Congress Party through its many loose cannons has unleashed a mischievous and diabolical onslaught on the BJP and Narendra Modi of communal politics. The facts are otherwise as perceptively and relatively it is the Congress Party which has indulged in Indian Muslims minority vote-banks politics for the last over six decades without contributing substantially to their upliftment.
There are many other Minorities in the Indian Republic but for the Congress Party there exists only one minority in India and those are the Indian Muslims, much as a growing number of Indian Muslims resent being type-casted as ‘captive vote-banks’ of the Congress Party and the other born again Secularists allied to them.
Why the double standards on the respect for sensitivities of other Indian minorities? If the Congress Party wants to harp on Gujarat Riots 2002, what excuses it has to soft-pedal for 30 years strong action against Congress leaders of inciting the 1984 Riots against the Sikhs, termed by many as genocide?
The Congress Party is decidedly a political party indulging in ‘rank communalism’ as the following sampling record would indicate:
The list can go on endlessly but is sufficient to demonstrate that relatively the Congress Party indulges in more communalization of politics than any other political party.
Congress Party’s loose cannons throwing wild charges brazenly politicizing Indian internal security management and Indian counter-terrorism policies by constantly invoking the Gujarat Riots of 2002 and pitting one intelligence agency against the other towards political ends, bodes ill for the Indian Republic. Why all these diabolical and unsubstantiated charges and accusations should be being flung at the Congress Party’s main political adversary on the eve of General Elections2014?
The answer is obvious. What is bothering the Congress Party today and driving it to such rabid political behavior is not only the factor of double political incumbency but also more importantly its brazen record of unprecedented corruption and gross misgovernance. Diversion of Indian public opinion to non-issues like ‘Secularism’ and what I would now like to term as ‘Crony Secularism’ of the Congress Party, offers the only escape from its political predicaments.
Have the Congress Party big-wigs ever paid attention or analyzed as to what would be the impact of such a communalized political strategy be on India’s majority population of Hindus?
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