BJP reads Congress the riot act - The New Indian Express

BJP reads Congress the riot act

Published: 27th Oct 2013 07:57:28 AM

To neutralise the attack on Narendra Modi and the Gujarat riots, BJP think-tank PPRC prepares a comparative document that reveals a horrifying chronicle of communal violence under non-BJP governments.

Death and destruction are staple fodder for demagogues to ignite popular passions during elections. Riots are the stormy petrels of confrontationist politics and are used by mainstream parties, especially Congress, to capitalise on minority insecurity. In spite of Rahul Gandhi’s faux pas on Muzaffarnagar youth being contacted by ISI after last month’s riots, Congress pipers continue to play a single tune—‘Narendra Modi’s hands are stained with blood of 2002 Gujarat riot victims.’ 

With seven months to go for the 2014 general elections, strategists on both sides are at work to change the political discourse for political gains. To counter the Congress gameplan to target Modi on the Gujarat riots, the BJP’s newly minted think-tank, Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), re-launched on October 21 and headed by  director Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has drafted a nine-page document on the history of communal riots in India. The well researched document suggests that the communal record of Congress governments and that of other non-BJP parties is far worse than Modi’s one time taint and the Gujarat riots should not been seen in isolation.

The research paper entitled ‘A Factsheet on Communal Riots in India’ documents the history of sectarian violence in India, which it states has become a “permanent phenomenon after the 1960s” due to politics of “vote bank and appeasement.”

It goes on to record India’s long history of communal strife. As the purpose of the document is to counter the ‘secular ‘offensive on Narendra Modi, the think tank has presented a comparative study of causes and responsibilities regarding  other major riots including the 1983 Nellie Massacre, the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the Ahmedabad riots of 1969. The comparative graph forms a virtual arsenal to attack the Congress’s failed record of maintaining communal stability in states it has ruled. In the 1983 Nellie Massacre (result of clash es between ethnic Assamese and Bangladeshi settlers) 1,819 Muslims were killed on Congress watch. During the 1984 Delhi riots that followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination, around 2,733 Sikhs were butchered. In the 1969 Ahmedabad riots in Congress-ruled Gujarat triggered by an attack on a temple, the toll was 512.

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The strategy of stage-rehearsed riots persecuting innocent people and making them to fight on communal causes is just for political advantages and it is being followed with the connivance of local politicians, police and even by mafia and media groups. The traditional rulers Congress has no ammunition to combat in the ensuing election while it could not show governance and corruption-free administration despite all potential to offer a righteous government. It was mainly due to its inability to withstand the influence of coalition partners and the power moger groups within the party that seized the higher hierarchy in ministries. It has no prerogative or credentials, thus pursues to highlight the pockmark of BJP and its prime ministerial candidate.

People of this country know all blemished marks of both Congress lead UPA and the BJP lead NDA. The question before them is not to give any clean chit to any group but to analyse y the strength of each group in ensuring a reasonably good nationalist government that can withstand terrorist attacks, corruption in respects, economic crisis etc. People are confident that no party can shake the basic foundation of secularism and the social fabric of the nation wherein every sect of societies under different religions and languages never wish to disintegrate the country, Their concern is the wrongful indoctrination by wily politicians who deliberately create riots in disguise and harass people.

Most of the riots took place due to un justified appeasement of Muslim community by Congress party and regional parties. Congress party has no other issue except 2002 riots against Modi. But nobody is talking on Bhagalpur riots in 1989. It is orchestrated by some members of the Congress party to over throw Satyendra Naryan Sinha who was Congress CM in Bihar at that time. The riot started on 24th October 1989 and the violent incidents continued to happen for 2 months. The violents affected the Bhagalpur city and 250 villages around it, Over 100o people (around 900 of which were Muslims) were killed and another 50000 were displaced as a result of the violence. It was the worst Hindu-Muslim violence in the independent India at that time surpassing the 1969 Gujarat riots.

Satyendra Narayan Sinha was CM at that time.In his autobiography Meri Yaadein, Meri Bhoolein, released by the then Bihar Governor Buta Singh in the presence of Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee {now President of India}, Satyendra Narayan Sinha accused his Congress colleagues of "fanning" the 1989 Bhagalpur violence to malign him, specifically mentioning his predecessor and former chief minister Bhagwat Jha Azad and the former speaker Shivchandra Jha. He also accused the Prime Minister of overruling his order to transfer the then superintendent of police K S Dwivedi who had failed miserably to discharge his duties. The decision was not only an encroachment of the Constitutional right of the state government but also a step detrimental to ongoing efforts to ease tensions.[25] When he stepped down from the post of Chief Minister of Bihar, Jagannath Mishra succeeded him. He recalled when he met Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi later on, he informed him about the "role of some Congress leaders

In 2014, I implore you, Indian brothers and sisters either go for MODI or just go HOME. I have had enough. God am I disgusted! I will support any eligible party other than sick-ular congress and its incompetent allies. To the anti-Modi ignorant, flippant pseudo-intellectuals I would like to say, if you want to commit suicide by supporting somebody else than Modi or if you're one of those bleeding-heart, boorish elites, dogmatic Kafir-haters and incorrigible Jihad-sympathizers who think Saffron terror is a bigger threat to Indian democracy than Islam's orgiastic celebration of terrorism, then I suggest you express your views in a way that doesn't drag the whole nation with your inanity. And please, if you really want to live in HELL, do us all a favour and just kill yourself BEFORE elections.

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